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Old 01-15-2015, 12:22 PM   #1041
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He does not have a likeable personality for sure and I can see why the non Pats fans don't like him but the objective person has to admit that he is a no nonsense guy that gets the most out of his players. His football IQ is second to none and his results speak for themselves. I'll bet that most of these haters, though they won't admit it, would love to have him coach their team.
Being a bears fan, wish we had Belly as our coach. Could care less about his personality. If a coach leads his team to victory, that's all I care about.

Looks like we have Fox as our new coach.
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Old 01-15-2015, 01:21 PM   #1042
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I fully understand why the Pats and Belichick (he'll never live down Spygate) specifically have not endeared themselves to fans of other teams. No doubt Pats fans cringe at how media unfriendly they are, Belichick especially, though many sports-broadcasters often ask really stupid, predictable or unanswerable questions. Belichick certainly isn't the only NFL coach with disdain for the press, most of the others belittle the press where Belichick just says as little as possible - I guess that's worse in non fans eyes (don't know).

But it is funny how folks that dislike the Pats can't say it often enough. Please tell us again...ten times isn't enough.

Again I hope the Pats find a way to win the SB, but I agree it's the Seahawks to lose. Should be three great games from here no matter how they play out.
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Seahawks look unstoppable. Remember that interview last year with Richard Sherman where he tells that ESPN guy, "I'm better at LIFE than you!" that guy cracks me up. He talks trash but backs it up, big time. Pats are definitely going, though. Just can't see Indy having enough weapons. Luck is getting better every year, though.
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Seahawks look unstoppable. Remember that interview last year with Richard Sherman where he tells that ESPN guy, "I'm better at LIFE than you!" that guy cracks me up. He talks trash but backs it up, big time. Pats are definitely going, though. Just can't see Indy having enough weapons. Luck is getting better every year, though.
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I love Richard Sherman. Chancellor, and the rest of those guys. Yep, they are brash. Probably would dislike them greatly in real life if I was competing against them. But from a distance. They crack me up. And they back it up. They are good and they know it.

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Spoiler alert: Psyching myself up for Sunday's game with these clips:

1. Entertaining (at least to a Seahawks fan) Michael Bennett news conference. (Click on audio link on this page.)

2. And safety Earl Thomas, one of my faves on the team, isn't "buying" Aaron Rodgers's leg injury. But both Bennett and Thomas show respect for the Packers' QB.

3. Richard Sherman thanks Mean Joe Greene for his compliment of Seattle's defensive team.

4. Finally, a video of Kam Chancellor's greatest hits.

Go Hawks!
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Being a bears fan, wish we had Belly as our coach. Could care less about his personality. If a coach leads his team to victory, that's all I care about.

Looks like we have Fox as our new coach.
John Fox is a good coach. The Bears will be better under him but he won't win you a SB. Made it to the big game twice with Carolina and Denver but could not win it.

Honestly, I am surprised that he still wants to coach after the heart condition he had last year. I guess the idea of an early retirement (he is only 59) is not appealing to him or he cannot afford it
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Even though I think the Hawks are likely to win it all, it's precisely because of all the bravado that I have a hard time "liking" them. Not that either they, or me, give a rat's assets...

Guess I prefer the strong, silent type. Must be my midwestern Protestant upbringing...


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Even though I think the Hawks are likely to win it all, it's precisely because of all the bravado that I have a hard time "liking" them. Not that either they, or me, give a rat's assets...

Guess I prefer the strong, silent type. Must be my midwestern Protestant upbringing...
If you're the strong "silent type" the NFL fines you $100,000. Just ask Marshawn Lynch, if he'll talk to you.
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If you're the strong "silent type" the NFL fines you $100,000. Just ask Marshawn Lynch, if he'll talk to you.

Perfect example, though. Not much to say, as he's dragging three defensive players down the field with him...


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Based on everything I'm seeing and hearing, Sunday's game with the Packers is consuming this entire region! What fun entertainment!

Go Hawks!
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This was an interesting article regarding quarterbacks
The 10 Types Of NFL Quarterback | FiveThirtyEight
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This was an interesting article regarding quarterbacks
The 10 Types Of NFL Quarterback | FiveThirtyEight

Very interesting. Would need to study it more but, a quick look revels that the Rodgers and Romo curves are more similar than different, prompting the question of how they are in different groups.

Of course, Rodgers has a SB victory And more accolades which might have influenced the data "interpretation."



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Very interesting. Would need to study it more but, a quick look revels that the Rodgers and Romo curves are more similar than different, prompting the question of how they are in different groups.

Of course, Rodgers has a SB victory And more accolades which might have influenced the data "interpretation."
If you look at the scales, they really aren't "more similar than different." The data is from 2006 on, so it's pretty representative of their careers. Rodgers has been measurably better since 2006. I am not a Romo fan, but his "curve" this year may be better than his career average, that's seem to be the consensus among the paid talking heads - and I have no reason to doubt it.
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Yeah, that is how I will feel when Seattle wins.
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I hope Seattle loses. I can't bear another SB looking at those ugly uniforms. Go Packers.
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So far Seattle does not look super at all. They're lucky the only down by 16.
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