2019 NFL Season
The combine is over, free agency starts next week and the draft is next month. That means it's time to start talking about the 2019 NFL season!!!!
Several "experts" are predicting that the Eagles will take RB Josh Jacobs in the first round. I'm not so sure about that.
Yuk.... way too much drama in the NFL for me right now. I'm not even going to think about football until after the draft.
I find speculation about who your team's going to draft to be a waste of time... plus this nonsense has given Mel Kiper and Todd McShay a platform from which to annoy me to no end.
That's why I just bought a video game... to get me through until MLB Opening Day (-;
I lied. I thought about the NFL this morning.
OBJ to the Browns, AB to the Raiders and Le'Veon to the Jets... serves them all right, lol.
Enjoy losing, scumbags... at least OBJ has some practice at it with the G-men and he's probably got the most upside with Baker Mayfield at QB. Cleveland may be on a bit of an upswing... but then again, it's Cleveland... so it will eventually go horribly wrong.
It amazes me that people still care about the NFL. Having grown up watching games from mid 70's there is no way to take this league seriously anymore. It's become what professional wrestling has become, a big fat joke. Mediocre talent and just a bad product in general. If it weren't for the rampant degenerate gambling that surrounds this league it would have buried itself long ago.
You could take the worst team in the league right now, transport them back to the '70s and they would win five Super Bowls in a row.
I just want to see footballers run the Million Dollar Mile. Tebow gonna be taking a knee fer sure.
Which rules will those teams be playing by?
How competitive will todays teams be against the 70's teams if the game were played with 70's rules?
I'll take the 70's teams with 70's rules.
Exactly CBGB today's teams with yesteryears rules. No contest. 1975 Steeler team would dominate the Browns (worst team in the league) of today.
In the '70s, the average offensive lineman was 6'-3" and 255 pounds. Today, the average lineman is 6'-5" and 315 pounds and runs a sub-5 40-yard dash. The rules don't matter; they apply to both equally. Speed, size and athleticism does. Plus, today's offensive schemes would be especially unstoppable against the slow, small players of yesteryear. You guys are kidding yourselves.
ianimal, while I agree that today's player is a much better athlete than those of yesteryear, I'm not sure about the "unstoppable" part.
How good will OBJ be with Lester Hayes hanging all over him and Jack Tatum taking head shots at him? How many times does Brady want to get hit by Ben Davidson, Fred Dryer, or Jack Youngblood. I think that the "pro-defense" rules of that era would make things a little closer.
On the other hand, I don't see "Roger the Dodger" being able to get away from Rashan Gary, and he's not even a pro yet!
(as an aside, I've completely lost interest in an NFL. They're overpaid entertainers...and I don't find it entertaining anymore)
Talk to me about the NFL after the World Series. The NFL as it is today is pretty much irrelevant in my life. I am not a Jet or Giant fan so do not buy in to the soap operas about them in the papers.
Johnny Foosball is coming to the Memphis Express of the AAF . Isn't that Calico's team ?At 1-5 and 4 games left too late to save the season unless 5-5 does it . Yesterday's Orlando - Arizona game went right down to the wire . First loss for Orlando - great game for the upstart league .
The point that today's NFL athletes are far superior regarding size, strength and speed is well taken. You can see the progression quite starkly when you look at track and field results, where it is all black and white and no gray … heck, back in 1972 in college when I was disappointed about finishing third in a hurdles race, a coach told me I would have won the Olympic gold medal in 1928. Small consolation.
Anyhow, I still think a guy like Dick Butkus, crazy and intense as he was, would have been the best at his position today, even better than Ray Lewis … you can't underestimate a guy with drive and heart.
On any given Sunday....
Sometime it ain’t about size, strength, or even strategy.
There’s really no way to tell.
However, today’s Redskins would flub it up for sure :-)
"Isn't that Calico's team ?"
Yes, ugh! Is it too late to switch? ;-) They are terrible and I can't stand Johnny Football.
2019 NFL regular season schedule to be unveiled on NFL Network tomorrow (Wednesday) night at 8pm. I'm hoping that the Steelers date at MetLife versus the Jets isn't in late December, lol...
Russell Wilson now the highest paid QB in the NFL , for now . I hated to see the rug pulled out from the AAF with a lousy 2 games left . That's what happens when you depend on the entire funding coming from one man - Tom Dundon . Wonder how long the WWE football league will last ? Oh well let the lawsuits begin !
In a stunning move that most did not see coming the Jets fired their GM Mike Maccagnan and made their head coach interim GM until another is hired. Why do this after the draft ? Reportedly the new coach Adam Gase did not want free agent RB Le'Veon Bell . Dysfunction thy name is Jets !
Andrew Luck abruptly retired tonight. Boy, am I glad I didnt draft TY Hilton in any of my fantasy leagues, lol. Don't feel too bad for Luck, though... he's got a lucrative career moving forward as the Geico caveman spokesperson.
Too many concussions and injuries. Smart move in my opinion. He obviously doesn’t need the money and will make plenty of green in whatever his next career will be.
Quarterbacks get the attention, but without a competent o-line, good things don't happen.
"Too many concussions and injuries. Smart move in my opinion. He obviously doesn’t need the money and will make plenty of green in whatever his next career will be."
The issue is, you don't do this when you are two weeks away from the season starting. Really crappy move IMO.
Calico, it was you or me and we started a job with the intention of following through your commitment but something happens to make you rethink that commitment, what would you do? Maybe he was hit too hard, felt he could not take the pressure and be there for the team. If your heart isn't in the job and you decide to quit it's the right thing to do. No one cares more about you than you do. I personally would take care of myself and not worry about what the team has to do, especially if I felt like my presence there would not be a help to the team. The team's backup plan might not be as good as a committed Andrew Luck but might be better than one with no will to go on in that capacity.
I'm not questioning the retirement, whatever the reason. I'm questioning the timing. It is a crappy thing to do to your teammates and Colts fans.
Don't forget he missed the 2017 season due to injuries. Your body tells when things are not feeling right. Some people Listen to it and some don't
Well, this is a sport where a career could be ended by an injury at any time … that's why they keep backups on hand and keep them prepared to play on a moment's notice.
Hi Calico, what if he waited for a career ending injury the first week would that be a crappy thing to do? You missed the point. No matter when he does it is crappy for team and fans. I am 100% for him quitting when his thoughts are for retiring instead of getting hurt again. I would not want a quarterback that worried about his health in a game that counts.
Stanford educated & 2018 NFL Comeback Player of the Year! He is smart enough to know when to come back and play and when not to!
It's not like Andrew Luck deceived the Colts' fans or players , he thought he could still play and wanted to play and discovered he couldn't in the preseason and was open and honest about the reasons why he couldn't . Here's a man who left his heart and soul and body on the field dragging teams with inferior talent into the playoffs taking them there on his talented back . Broken bones and lacerated internal organs ended his career early .
Colts' fans who booed him should be ashamed of themselves . Luck is no less a warrior than HOF Bears RB Gayle Sayers who also left it all out on the field in 6 seasons of excellence . He is a Hall of Fame QB IMHO who gave the game his all while he was healthy enough to play it !
Loved Gayle Sayers, who would have been a superstar in any era, and was an even better human being off the field.
No beef with Andrew Luck, nobody can force a man to play, this ain't the Soviet Union.
I was in Las Vegas about 6 years ago and Gayle was having a meet and greet signing in one of the casinos. My husband and I went and we were the only people there. Sad. We felt really bad for him, but got to talk with him quite a bit.
Gayle wrote a terrific book many years ago, called I Am Third … which contained the whole Brian Piccolo story, and much more. Was a book I just could not put down until I finished reading it,
Would recommend it to any football fan, of any generation.
FLY EAGLES FLY!!!!!!!
Dear Football Gods,
Please protect my beloved Ginger Jesus from harm this season.
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.... roflmao... good riddance, AB the DB
The funniest part of that story is the NFL's dirtiest player Montaze Burfict holding AB back when he tried to punch the GM . Well now that the Cowboys have overpaid Zeke Elliot season ending injury coming in 4..3..2..1 . He'll be holding out again when Saquon Barkley gets a bigger contract than him .
Quite the wild turn of events... AB to the Patriots. Crazy... the only bright spot is that he's ineligible to play against the Stillers tomorrow night.
AB is a train wreck!
Welcome to game day. The City was sure ready last night. GO BIRDS!!!!!!!!!
Jerry Jones has no money to sign AB to a contract like that . Son Steven wouldn't let him after the T.O., Pacman , Greg Hardy , Randy Gregory , and all the other disasters he signed in the past . Right now D-Line man Tyrone Crawford might get suspended for a barroom brawl .
LOL at Cleveland. All that hype, all offseason long, only to get their asses handed to them at home by a mediocre Tennessee team.
Foles has a broken clavicle, will undergo surgery on Monday. Shame.
Well, the Eagles were able to shake off the rust and really turn it on in the second half. Wentz and Jackson on the same team is a thing of beauty!
Did Eagles turn it on or did Redskins turn it off? Oh well, better offense than expected in 1st half, too bad only the defense took the field for the entire second half. There’s still hope if we get our injured back.
Once the Eagles' defense woke up, the game changed dramatically. DJax is such a game breaker and Wentz made some great throws. This Eagles team is really, really talented. Sproles is so exciting.
The Eagles heard the boos when it was 17-zip … there was some sloppy tackling …
The deep threat of DJax enables other receivers and Wentz to work against one-on-one coverage … Eagles look good now that they understand it is time to play.
Boy, the Ravens took no prisoners, but until they play a decent team, I won't get TOO excited … that awful playoff performance is still too fresh in my mind.
How fitting, Sam Darnold out probably a month with mono.
Joe Namath curse alive and well lol.
Why can't my team EVER catch a break...just once
Oh no! Not the kissing disease!!!! I actually picked the Jets this week, just changed it to the Browns.
In just the first game the Jets lost WR Quincy Enunwa for the season with a neck injury and middle linebacker C.J. Mosley with a groin injury . And now QB Sam Darnold out for probably at least a month .Their season is over almost before it started . The Jets are truly snakebit !
Le'Veon Bell is getting an MRI on his shoulder today as well...
After Cleveland, it's @NE, @PHI, DAL, NE, and @JAX before they get to play the Division III Dolphins. They should be 0-7 by that point.
I was trying to program my Direct TV DVR to record today's Giant game at 1 p.m. on CBS, but the schedule grid shows Patriots/Dolphins game. I can't find the Giants game at all. Does anyone know for sure that our local game will be telecast or not? Did the NFL rules change about local games being on TV?
I don't know if Direct TV has a CBS Philadelphia channel , but that's where the Giants-Bills game is on at 1pm on Comcast which is channel 256 in standard definition . If your DVR has a CBS Philly channel that's where you'll probably find the game .
Well, I won't miss the "I'm so confused" Eli face....
are they standing for the anthem yet? Oh that's right they wont show the anthem as to not offend the players!! Don't watch the NFL any more
A monsoon in Florida in an intradivisional AFC South game? Gimme the home team and the under every time... let's hope the weather doesnt clear up, lol
Eagles had to walk through practice because they were too banged up for contact. Next man up.
Big test for Lamar Jackson when the Ravens visit KC ... a big early-season game!
Football season(s) should be affectivly over by mid October.
Bring on the NHL and Uconn woman’s hoops.
Miami Dolphins need Antonio Brown. Probably could get a great deal on him right now.
Feeling lucky ... going to be able to watch all the games today outside ... to nice to sit inside so going to stream it to my iPad ... start grilling at noon and finish up at 3 and get ready to watch Daniel Jones start his NFL career in Tampa ... even will fire up the fire pit at tusk … everyone enjoy ...
This is great. Typical Birds fan. LOL
If Antonio Brown is to much baggage for the Cowboys. he is finished. My Giants have a win. thanks to missed field goals. The Eagles had a great chance and blew it
What’s up with Harbough going for two point conversions all the time? He was chasing points all game yesterday.
He's been doing that for years, also passing up field goals trying for TDs that usually don't happen … even on the first drive of the game he's done that ... makes me crazy.
Agree Andy, he did it when they scored the first touchdown of the game yesterday up 6-0 and then went for two, insane in my opinion.
I agree Andy, drives me nuts! It was so hard to achieve that six, you would think that the automatic PAT would be a no-brainer - I keep thinking that there is something about it that I don't understand, LOL...
OMG -- why oh why did they have to air the Redskins on Monday night? I switched off after the third Chicago touchdown, but switched over just in time to see Case go air born, stick the ball out for the goal and fumble the ball away. He was at the 16 yard line....what did he think: "if the ball clears the plane, it's over???" At least he ran in the right direction... Matter of fact, every time I took a peak, they were turning over the ball big time. OMG-- it's High School ball. You really have to feel sorry for these guys and respect the fact they keep coming to work.
These have been some very, very long years.
Greed destroys everything. It's now destroying the NFL completely. The games are not even entertaining anymore to watch.
If you take the ‘skins recent seasons (maybe a decade or more), ownership, previous coaches and overall player quality Gruden was a mastermind.
Mastermind to pull a salary.......
Maybe we need to ditch the name. Change the Karma.
I'm so thankful the Jets will lose every game and Gase will get fired.
I hope Darnold doesn't literally get killed this sunday since 300 lb lineman can't block worth a damn.
Should have got Mccarthy in the first place.
39 years of watching this team, this year the games get turned off in the first quarter and I find something else to do lol
Sorry, I was at the worst game ever...
December 13, 1992. Indianapolis Colts versus the NY Jets at Giants Stadium. 35 degrees, 20 mph winds, heavy rain all game.
The Jets managed two field goals in the 1st half and got shut out in the 2nd half.
The Colts finally got on the board with a FG in the 3rd quarter and won it in the 4th on a 23-yard hookup from that legendary QB-WR combination of Jack Trudeau to Charles Arbuckle... I think Jeff George got hurt in the 3rd quarter.
Yes, Browning Nagle was QB'ing the Jets in those days and Brad Baxter was toting the rock.
There's no way in hell the Dolphins and Redskins could ever put on a worse display than I saw that day. The topper was that I got so sick that I missed two final exams the following week.
Please.....just seeing the name Redskins brings a tear to my eye. Enough, change the subject, release my pain and release the Kraken in Landover! I have a shroud over my autographed Joe Theisman photo and have put my Kilmer mug on the shelf. And a one and a two and a: Sonny days are gone, Riggins ain’t coming home, cuz my babies, my babies, they wrote off this season.....
Funny, nothing was wrong with the Redskins' karma when Joe Gibbs was coaching and they had the hogs and won three Super Bowl games (between 82 and 92) ... when you follow the same team long enough you see ups and downs ... I even remember a year the Yankees finished last, 1966, 10th in a 10-team league.
I remember that Andy, two years removed from playing in the World Series. Aging team and new ownership (CBS). It was ten long years before they made it back to the WS.
Exsqueeze me Andy....two of those super bowls were during strike years. Thanks for that memory ;-).
And the MVP award goes to GM Bobby Bethard, greatest talent scout ever. Think he was the role model for The Replacements.....
So yeah, can’t even win a super-bowl without a handicap....But the second one did seal our position as best strike team ever, a record as yet unmatched!!! Thanks for reminding me of the good times!
The team that won with Mark Rypien was dominant throughout a FULL season, one of the best teams ever … won their first 11, went 14-2 and finished 17-2 after winning the playoffs and Super Bowl … they were the best team that year without question.
Yes, there have been good years in a galaxy far, far, away. But wasn’t that a decidedly bad year for the NFL? Probably not, I get confused.
We just gave up our perfect record to Miami. Oh well......
At least six teams have called the Broncos to inquire about Chris Harris Jr. The Eagles are one of the teams. However, I hear the asking price is very high.
The Eagles should offer them a second rounder and No YAC Zach. LOL
Would not be smart to overpay, the way the Phillies overpaid for Bryce Harper LOL
Nats went to the series without him.
No undefeated season for the Cheatriots, the Ravens took care of that! New England got two touchdowns off Ravens' turnovers which gave Brady a short field in the second quarter … the game wasn't even as close as the 37-20 final score would indicate.
"They" (the talking hairdos on TV) say Lamar Jackson's style of quarterbacking is unsustainable (although Randall Cunningham did pretty well for the Eagles for 7 years) … but half the time last night, the New England defense didn't even know where the ball went … fun to watch for as long as it lasts.
Most of these players couldn't make the Canadian Football League, Japanese Baseball League or Greece Basketball League forty years ago!
Expansion and politics have killed professional sports for money and a sound bite.
"It's not the whistle that pulls the train!" HHS Coach McDonnell
Well, since I was in the prime of my life four decades ago, I'd like to agree with you. However, there is no denying that the athletes of today are stronger and quicker … you never saw 300 pound guys who could run the way the big boys run today … just call it evolutionary forces or whatever.
But … the athletes of 40 years ago were no slouches and there was a level of teamwork and intensity that seems to be missing today … stars will be stars in any era … Gale Sayers would still be magical, wondrous and extremely hard to tackle … Dr. J would still sky and fly … Hammerin Hank Aaron would still keep hitting them into the cheap seats.
I think the AFC West is the division with the most entertaining intradivisional games in the NFL. It's extremely rare to get a clunker... even when one or both of the teams suck, lol.
they got beat by the team that roughed up the Cowboys
Big win by the Stillers over the Sheep yesterday. Unbelievably, after an 0-3 start, they're currently 5-4 and sitting in a Wild Card spot with Cleveland, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Arizona on the schedule over the next four weeks. Throw in a game against the Jets and toss-ups against Buffalo and Baltimore and I'm very optimistic about 10 wins and ultimately a playoff berth (although no delusions about winning any games in the playoffs, lol).
The addition of Minkah Fitzpatrick has really energized the defense. He's like Polamalu out there... he seems to be everywhere at once. All the pundits laughed at the Steelers for giving up a 1st rounder for him... draft capital well spent, I say.
The Eagles still have two games with the Giants and a game with the Redskins, and may catch the Cowboys at the right time for their second meeting with them … they haven't played Miami yet, either … their playoff prospects still look good but there still is a lot that needs fixing if they want to reach another Super Bowl.
I was watching Redskins Nation on NBC Sports Washington and the panel was looking at the Ravens, comments like "they look like they still have Ed Reed, Ray Lewis and The Goose out there, the o-line still blocks well, why can't we have that kind of continuity?"
Hmmm, nobody is talking about the Garrett/Rudolph thing? I think charges should be pressed for assault. Meanwhile, enjoy this meme.
Garret-Indefinate ban by the NFL.
I hope that “indefinite” covers at least the rest of this year and hopefully, part of next.
Hit him where it hurts- in his wallet.
Suspended indefinitely. Hopefully it's at least 10 games next season in addition to the minimum of the remaining 6 this year. Pouncey got 3 games for kicking Garrett in the helmet after the assault on Rudolph. I think he should've gotten a medal. That's what a center is supposed to do for his QB...
On a separate note, Rudolph looked absolutely terrible last night... it's time to close reindeer season and open Duck season, if you ask me.
Or gotten criminally charged with assault and given 18 months probation...
(and you get 5 for fighting, not 2... I'm guessing you're not Canadian (-;
What about the giants quarterbacks new trade marked name...something like dimebag danny
The execution of the Eagles' offense?
I'm all for it.
Can't take credit for that joke, a coach said that about his Atlanta Falcons' offense about four decades ago … his name escapes me but I remember he used to always leave a ticket at Will Call for Elvis … just in case he wants to stop by and watch the game :-D
Lamar Jackson was unreal today, one highlight after another … and how does he keep pulling off those sidearm throws?
Wonder what Randall Cunningham is thinking when he sees this guy?
While the Skins continue to lower the bar to routinely establish new bottom of the barrel records, so far we have yet to pick up the ball and run the wrong way. Our fan belief in the team, our coaches, management, and the all mighty God above who guides us all down our righteous path to a Super-bowl drives us ever forward. Remember, Gruden left for our sins, glory be to Gruden. And our hearts are lifted upwards by the existence of a higher power - the NFL draft system - through which our will shall be done, on Earth, on the field, and in our lifetime.
Yes, it was Jerry Glanville, thanks number 6.
There's nothing wrong with the Redskins that a couple of good drafts can't cure … many teams have quickly risen from the ashes before, in the parity driven NFL.
FTR, I think Booger Pressley from Revenge of the Nerds would be better at NFL color commentary than Booger McFarland is...
I really wish our commentators could do this. These German guys are a hoot calling the Matt Ryan stiff arm. LMAO
I'm always interested in the Europeans' take on the things we do here … that's why I watch BBC news whenever I get a chance.
And the Cheatriots are at it again. Sigh....
Atleast Giants fans know hiw jets fans ferl now
Sheesh, Bug! Are you partaking in National Lager Day early? LOL
The entire NFC East is a dumpster fire.
And they can be proud recipients of the Dumpster King crown the Redskins have worn since week 1.
Next week will be one of our toughest weeks. Not that Phili will cream us; it’s just tougher when on tv.
If the Patriots have to cheat to beat the Bengals, they REALLY have problems LOL
Even though I'm a lifelong fan of Baltimore teams, I was not picking the Ravens to get a first round bye and top seed … was hoping 10-6 and we squeak in on the last day… what a marvelous season this has been.
Sooooo...no Pats for Superbowl! All is good again.
The Tex v Tenn was a great matchup, Watson is an amazing athlete, he almost willed that team to a win.
Fly Hawks fly!
I'm so glad the Cheatriots are out!
Gonna be a tough game for my beloved Birds today. Their roster is down to some third string players and a couple of dudes they picked up in the Wawa parking lot. LOL
The Chiefs are an amazing team... from Mahomes to the defense, they have it all together this year... really fun to watch.
"65 toss power trap, I think that'll pop wide open, Ratch."
Anyone seen that on NFL films? Trivia ? … Who was Ratch? Hint - he played in high school for Phillipsburg.
It was Bill Walsh … who played for Notre Dame and the Steelers after his Stateliners days.
He was the offensive line coach with both of Hank Stram's KC Super Bowl teams (I and 4) and Stram called him "Ratch" … no, he's not the same Bill Walsh who won Super Bowl titles with the 49ers in the 80's … different guy.
Yes, Ringo played at Pburg and so did former NFL players Charlie Berry and Ned Bolcar … there may have also been some others, Pburg has an awesome football history.
Dick Lynch of Pburg Catholic (no longer in existence) played for Notre Dame and for a long time with the New York Giants, later becoming their primary radio voice.
The NFL made so much money last season they're hoping more people threaten to not watch !
If Trump invites the Super Bowl winners to the White House, then the anthem stuff is not really such a big deal, right? If it was really bad, why would he invite them? He knows Americans love the NFL and the Super Bowl.
Yeah, win the Superbowl to have Big Macs at the Whitehouse on silver trays and plates. That's a reward.
NFL to expand to a 14-team playoff system next season with only the #1 seed receiving a first round bye. I've always hated seeing the #2 seed get a bye, so I think I like it. The Steelers would have made the playoffs last season under this format.
Travaris Jackson dead at 36.
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