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Discussion in 'American Football' started by Cove, Sep 16, 2018.
In other unexpected news, the Jags signed Jamaal Charles... who'd have thunk that!
WTH is going on ??
Cowboys beating Jaguars handsomely.
Redskins (off byeweek) picking out Panthers.
All of a sudden NFC lEAST is strongest divsion? Crazy to see both teams win today after our win TNF...
3 FG for chiefs...
This is where Brady gets carried by Cheats D whenever he goes against marginally superior QB.
LOAT Brady all the way!!
Just be glad you weren't at Wembley to see a poor game between the Seahawks and Raiders
3 of the last 4 games have been very one-sided affairs. I'm hoping we have a thriller for at least one game this year... Especially as I don't have to get a pre-booked train after either of the two remaining games so I'm happy if it goes into overtime.
So the Jaguars are their usual selves again, one big defensive clusterfuck
Chiefs - Rams game moved to LA. This is going to piss off a lot of people who bought (plane)tickets. The field is a risk for players, bullshit. The pitch in Cleveland by Christmas is one big pool of mud.
And who remembers this game?!
So I attended xpLosION again at the University of Birmingham yesterday. It was a great game, here's a review I posted about it on Facebook:
If anyone's interested in British American Football, here's my review of XpLosION 2018. For those of you who don't know, XpLoSION is an annual event at the University of Birmingham (the Lions, hence the capitalisation in the name) often tied into the first home game for their American Football team and usually takes place some time in November. After the game, it is followed by fireworks. XpLosION is a big deal on campus and perhaps one of the sporting highlights of the year at UoB and so the crowds are pretty massive by British standards, a good 4000+ including some famillies who mainly come for the free fireworks probably. This was my fourth year attending and year on year the standard of play seems to be getting better. The first two years I went were shutouts as Birmingham destroyed the opposition but this year the match was a lot closer.
The match this year was between the Lions and the Swansea Titans. The match itself was pretty decent quality. Birmingham had a run heavy offense and their quarterback was very mobile and gained a lot of yards through scrambling though did throw two interceptions. The Swansea quarterback however was very good, and consistently threw pin-point accurate, long range passes straight into the hands of their receivers, it was actually pretty good to watch even though I was supporting Brum (I joked to my gf that Drew Brees' long lost British cousin was playing for Swansea). In the end the match finished 20-16 and came down to the last play with Birmingham knocking at the red zone after a pretty decent drive. Unfortunately the Lions were held but despite that it was still a good game. At on stage the Titans held a sizable lead but the Lions came back into it with about 3 or 4 minutes left. Unfortunately for the Lions, a couple of big plays during the game were followed by either their quarterback getting sacked or a tackle for lossed yardage in the play immediately after.
Off the field, this year's xpLosION was marketed as the biggest ever and it was pretty cool to see the amount of NFL merchandise on sale, something which has never been the case previously. This included team specific merchandise such as hats, t-shirts, footballs and those mini helmet thingies for most if not all of the NFL teams but also generic merchandise. Definitely a good sign that NFL merchandise is starting to be sold at this event and can hopefully drive up the interest in the NFL and American Football as a whole.
Cool to hear it's gaining traction out there PL! Sounds like a great day and you had a lot of fun.
So not long until the NFL season begins. It'll be interesting with a lack of pre-season games, but they're dull anyway though maybe take longer for teams to get into form.
Hoping the Vikings will be as bad as I think they will be. Having a record number of rookies and losing half your defence and best wide receiver during a season like this can’t end well.
If somehow they can get into the frame for Lawrence then will be completely worth it
So far so good, they are the worst team in the league. They won’t take Lawrence though, they will trade down 100 times and pick a corner
What did you think of that? I felt sick at the end, but I knew it was going to come down to a last minute drive which ended badly. Didn't anticipate that would be in the form of a botched snap though.
Was predictable I thought. The defence in general has been terrible so far. Zimmer blames the offence as he is the one responsible for the defence, but yesterday was mainly on them.
Definitely an improvement on the first two games but still not good overall. Am in full tank mode now as this could be the best chance to get a really talented QB in the draft for a while, probably won’t be bad enough for Lawrence but definitely in with a shout for Fields I would say.
While I can see the logic in tanking, it's not something I really believe in. I sort of believe you should always try to win, regardless of how it impacts the draft.
And credit where credit is due, Gostkowski was perfect today. Nailed 3 50+ yard field goals.