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Offline Villa in Denmark

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4665 on: September 12, 2019, 09:00:10 PM »
Any Dolphins fans here?

Feel for you if so. Looking like a tough season for Miami.
Waves sheepishly.

Aqua marine is the new Brown apparently.

It looks like it's on purpose to be fair. Gutting the roster in such a way to guarantee being the worst team in the league.

Tua will be avaliable as the 1st draft pick for next year, and is a QB to build around. Dolphins also have a number of other draft picks in the 1st 2 rounds over the next couple of years and a lot of cap space to use on free agents.

So whilst this and maybe next year will be painful, theoretically there should be decent times ahead.

Thanks for the insight. I don't tend to follow the off season so it was a bit of a shock to see the roster. Just watching our weekly NFL talkshow where one of the talking heads has just offered the opinion that the Dolphins are indeed looking a couple of seasons down the line. Problem will be that some of the players taking two years of beatings will suddenly be expected to turn into winners.

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4666 on: September 13, 2019, 03:30:06 PM »
Limited tickets go on sale Thursday for the 4 London games - here's hoping I get a Bears one.

Any luck?

Sadly no so it's Sky Sports for me

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4667 on: September 13, 2019, 05:32:24 PM »
Any Dolphins fans here?

Feel for you if so. Looking like a tough season for Miami.
Waves sheepishly.

Aqua marine is the new Brown apparently.

It looks like it's on purpose to be fair. Gutting the roster in such a way to guarantee being the worst team in the league.

Tua will be avaliable as the 1st draft pick for next year, and is a QB to build around. Dolphins also have a number of other draft picks in the 1st 2 rounds over the next couple of years and a lot of cap space to use on free agents.

So whilst this and maybe next year will be painful, theoretically there should be decent times ahead.

Thanks for the insight. I don't tend to follow the off season so it was a bit of a shock to see the roster. Just watching our weekly NFL talkshow where one of the talking heads has just offered the opinion that the Dolphins are indeed looking a couple of seasons down the line. Problem will be that some of the players taking two years of beatings will suddenly be expected to turn into winners.

This is the problem with sports that have no relegation. Teams can basically opt out for a couple of seasons.

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4668 on: September 13, 2019, 10:05:06 PM »
Limited tickets go on sale Thursday for the 4 London games - here's hoping I get a Bears one.

Any luck?

Sadly no so it's Sky Sports for me

Sorry. Maybe worth keep checking the ticket exchange sites. They're a rip off at the minute but maybe they'll get cheaper near kick off as they don't want to be lumbered with the ticket.

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4670 on: September 14, 2019, 11:13:04 AM »
Has anyone received their tickets yet ?

Just checked the confirmation email and it just says you should have received them up to 48 hours before the event. It was the same nonsense with the Playoff Final down the road. No idea why people can't email tickets over, pointless deforestation.

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4671 on: September 15, 2019, 08:13:05 PM »
Packers need to wake up and fast.

After a great start, they've been poor to allow the Vikings right back into it. Defense has looked generally good, but allowed 3 huge plays.

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4672 on: September 15, 2019, 09:31:30 PM »
Well the Packers won. Not pretty with the offense going to shit after an excellent 1st quarter.

Defensively encouraging. Let down by several big plays but generally solid and forcing turnovers.

Rodgers not quite the player he was, but if the defense continues to play well he may not need to be.

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4673 on: September 15, 2019, 10:58:24 PM »
The Bears' attack makes Scott Hogan look prolific.

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4674 on: September 15, 2019, 11:08:36 PM »
Well the Packers won. Not pretty with the offense going to shit after an excellent 1st quarter.

Defensively encouraging. Let down by several big plays but generally solid and forcing turnovers.

Rodgers not quite the player he was, but if the defense continues to play well he may not need to be.

I sit here in a bar in Green Bay having suffered a squeaky win. I mentioned the fact that AR might not be quite as good as he once was...

It got the same response as saying ‘Paul McGrath... bit shit he is’

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4675 on: September 15, 2019, 11:25:16 PM »
A touchdown! It only took 102 minutes!

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4676 on: September 15, 2019, 11:38:46 PM »
I think the Bears will be close to the Superbowl this year, mate. Just need to tweak the attack.

I can't remember the last time the 49ers started a season with back to back wins. Steelers will be a sterner test next time out.
« Last Edit: September 16, 2019, 12:10:29 AM by Axl Rose »

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4677 on: September 16, 2019, 12:20:55 AM »
So much for my plan to get some sleep. Fuck's sake Bears.

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4678 on: September 16, 2019, 12:24:40 AM »
If you never get a first down, you can't expect your defence to keep bailing you out. Absolutely piss poor.

Season could be as good as over by the time we go to London.

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4679 on: September 16, 2019, 12:32:10 AM »
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