The year of the young guns …….

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The year of the young guns

By Tophatal

Well , in the aftermath of last season in the NFL , we saw the rookies excel and explode unto the scene . Perhaps , none more so, than Carolina Panthers’ quarterback , Cam Newton , whose rookie season entered the record books , under the applause of the fans and NFL analysts like.

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Granted , in 2012 , Newton has suffered something of a “sophomore slump”, but as of late the player , seems to have got his “ swagger back” , having led the Panthers to , two victories , in their last three games . The Panthers (4-9) though out of the divisional race within the NFC South , can play “ spoiler” over the remainder of their schedule , in hurting the conference and divisional aspirations of the teams they face while aiding others with a view to gaining a postseason berth. In truth, there are many, who still doubt the ability of Cam Newton , in spite of the momentary flashes of brilliance exhibited by the sophomore quarterback during this season. And a great deal of that criticism is valid, when you consider the candor and lack of maturity shown by the player. If he is to improve , then it will be incumbent upon, head coach , Ron Rivera , his quarterbacks’ coach , Mike Shula and offensive coordinator , Rob Chudzinski to get the best out of the Newton , not just as a player but also as a much more amenable character. If those traits can be imbued upon Newton , then there’s no reason not to believe why the Panthers can’t be successful in the future .

Next up for the Panthers, will be a game against the long-suffering San Diego Chargers , whose season just seems to be spiraling completely out of control. And to top it all , it is being reported that beleaguered head coach , Norv Turner , will be retained and brought back next season . My question would be , an emphatic , why ?

To discuss the issues of the Chargers would , constitute having to go through their litany of woes, one-by-one . But this call dealt with succinctly in complete sentence . Get rid of Norv Turner and general manager A J Smith , and start afresh , with regard to a new front office executive in charge of the player personnel operations , and a head who is acutely aware as to what it takes to create “ a winning brand of football “ in today’s NFL !

Veteran quarterback , Philip Rivers has been laboring under a great load , over the past three seasons at least, with the organization , under the belief that he can carry the franchise upon his shoulders , while playing at a high-caliber. If the Chargers can’t give the player , the tools to get the job done , then at least , do him the service , of allowing him to leave , rather than have him decline , while playing on an extremely bad team . For Rivers, who entered the NFL as part of that of well-versed quarterbacks in the 2004 NFL Draft , that provided us with “signal callers” , Eli Manning, Ben Roethlisberger , JP Losman , Matt Schaub, Craig Krenzel , Jim Sorgi , and shall we say “ several characters “ that were never to be heard from again ? Manning and Roethlisberger , between them, have won four Superbowls in their first eight seasons , joining a select group of players to share that distinction of multiple Superbowls , while playing the quarterback position , in the NFL’s biggest postseason fare.

In 2012, as it relates to this season’s Draft , and the players , who have contributed to their team’s productivity and victories . Let’s just say, we have been very privileged to have witnessed the exploits of many of these young players, over the course of this arduous sixteen-game regular season schedule. And while it has been the talents of Robert Griffin III , Andrew Luck , Doug Martin , Russell Wilson , Trent Richardson, Chandler Jones , Ty Hilton , and Alfred Morris who have had an impact this season .

Granted, it has been the “skilled positions” , such as the quarterbacks , running backs , wide receivers , tight-ends and corner-backs , from this year’s NFL Draft , who tend to attract the glare of the limelight . It should be noted that the contributions have come farther afield , and from the most unlikely of sources in terms of this particular crop of rookie players .

Certainly , in 2011 , it was Cam Newton who stood out amongst his particular rookie class . Those players , now sophomores can only hope to maintain that promise shown , in their first year , otherwise known “as their baptism of fire “ .

Andrew Luck in 2012 , has simply been stellar this season, leading an Indianapolis Colts’ team, that no one would have guessed or suggested , would be on the cusp of gaining double-digit wins, while challenging the Houston Texans (11-2) for divisional supremacy (AFC South) , and with a rookie quarterback in tow, helming the roster. The faith shown in Luck by Colts’ GM , Ryan Grigson , in making the player the team’s number one pick

in this draft, has been repaid numerous times over. I am not about to suggest that Andrew Luck , has made the fans forget about the exploits of Peyton Manning and the almost fourteen years , he spent as the franchise’s quarterback and simply obliterating whatever records that stood on the Colts’ books ! Yet, you have to admit that no one saw this coming , as it relates the player’s skill-set , or that the franchise’s fortunes would take this much of an upswing in Luck’s first season.

The Colts will face a daunting task this Sunday , when they are scheduled to take on the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium , in Houston , Texas . This is a pivotal game for both teams , with their being so much at stake , at this point of the season. This is but one, of a slew of potentially exiting games on the schedule for week fifteen. A victory for the Colts pretty much places a great deal of pressure upon Gary Kubiak and his team , as they seek to make a second consecutive appearance in the postseason. In 2011, the team had a humbling experience , when having won their first playoff game in franchise history , a 31-10 blowout of the Cincinnati Bengals in their very first postseason victory. The Texans’ subsequent match-up would be against the Baltimore Ravens in the divisional round of the 2011 postseason , a game , in which Kubiak’s players were simply outmatched , as they suffered a “stinging “ 20-13 loss .

The groundswell of support for Robert Griffin III , and what he has been able to achieve for the Washington Redskins , simply indicates to me, all of the ballyhooed hype over Tim Tebow was not warranted ! Jersey sales my ass ! How about Tebow actually showing that he possesses the damn acumen to actually play the position of quarterback , rather than these lame-assed interviews he conducts concerning wanting to be a good teammate , and help his team improve ? Rex Ryan and the entire New York Jets’ front office obviously woke up that morning , kissed each other on the ass , before deciding to trade for Tebow . I knew that Denver Broncos’ GM, John Elway built his half-billion fortune ($500,000,000), through his vast business interests , having owned several car dealerships in around the greater Denver area , as well as around the state of Colorado. It’s obvious however, he didn’t need to do a lot of arm-twisting to get the idiots from the Jets to be a “sold “ on Tebow . Does the state of New Jersey not have “lemon laws” ? Never mind , “ Snooki “ , and “ The Situation” are now researching that on behalf of the Jets’ front office . That’s great ! LOL,LOL,LOL !!!

RGIII, the “moniker “ , so commonly used to describe one of the league’s best young players . The quarterback has now made believers out of his doubters , as he now has the Redskins (7-6) , in the mix for a playoff berth within the NFC , as they sit a game behind the sixth-placed Chicago Bears (8-5) . And though the franchise has greatly improved this season , primarily because of the play of Griffin and his fellow rookie teammate , Alfred Morris. There is no denying , that there is still need for improvement , from this team . Griffin, I believe is fully cognizant of this fact , that he and his teammates will seek to do their utmost , in claiming one of those four berths available , with the top two teams from each conference gaining an automatic bye in the wildcard-round of the NFL postseason.

Teams come , and teams go , but over the past few seasons I have looked at the Seattle Seahawks and said “ were it not for their multi-billionaire owner , no one would really take notice of the franchise “! . Paul Allen , co-founder of Microsoft , passionate about the sports’ franchises he owns , but in particular about the Seahawks , has simply thrown money at almost every problem that has befallen the franchise. Case in point , can anyone justify how it is that the team’s head coach , Pete Carroll , is earning , close to $7.5 million a year ? The coach we knew had unprecedented success while at USC (Trojans) . Cheat ! Now there’s no call for that , as this was how the game was being played at the time , with just about everyone involved in College Football , suborning the actions of a school , that simply didn’t care or give a damn about NCAA violations . There were millions of dollars to be made and the Trojans’ program simply backed up their Brinks’ trucks and those in support of the program , just filled those motherfuckers up , at will .

Now look , am I saying I’ve got proof ? No , I am not , but here’s my take and I’m sticking with it , follow the goddamn money trail and it will lead you not just to the athletics department , but all the way up the ladder to hallowed offices of the board of trustees and the university’s President. ! It’s not fucking rocket science , unless you choose to be that naïve . There was a reason why then AD , Mike Garrett , stepped down , along with it came a golden pension that remains intact , without any admittance of wrongdoing on his part . As for Pete Carroll, ask him a question as to what went on , and just watch his nose extend as lie , upon lie is, uttered from his mouth . Pete , we get it , there was money to be made and Reggie’s family (Bush) needed to get theirs , as well. Nothing wrong with earning money dishonestly , just don’t fucking lie about it , that’s all . Pimpin’ “isn’t easy” , as every whore comes with a price tag , no matter how cheap or expensive the services rendered are . “Big-ups “ to you bro ! Gotta’ get paid just like everybody else .

If Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III are to viewed as the A1-A2 of the quarterbacks taken in this draft , then based upon his performances this season , the Seahawks’ Russell Wilson has to viewed as perhaps B1 ? At 8-5 , Peter Carroll’s team have slowly but surely made themselves a legitimate contender for a postseason berth , but can they viewed as a legitimate contender for the Superbowl (SBXLVII) to be staged at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome , in New Orleans, Louisiana . The Seahawks’ quarterback has found himself likely offensive weapons in Marshawn Lynch , Golden Tate and Sidney Rice . The latter pair , between them have accounted for fourteen of the twenty touchdowns passes thrown by Wilson in 2012 . There’s no denying that Seahawks are more than happy with the accomplishments of their young rookie quarterback , as they probably are with the rookies , now on the team’s roster. The surprising thing , is that while there now seems to be a budding quarterback controversy with another NFC West occupant . the San Francisco 49ers . It would appear that the Seahawks may well be set at the position for the foreseeable future , as Wilson seeks to stamp his own name , and make an indelible mark in the franchise’s record books. And with that in mind, I fully expect Wilson to feast on the Buffalo Bills’(5-8) tawdry defense when the two teams meet this upcoming Sunday in a game to be played at Ralph C Wilson Stadium , in Buffalo , New York. Your thoughts on the possible result of this upcoming event ? Chime in with a thought, as you see it .

Within the space of three weeks the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-7) have fallen out of divisional and playoff contention to being an “ also ran” and hoping that others will provide them with an assist , if they are to make the postseason. Along the way however, the lone bright spark , on an otherwise lackluster season from the Buccaneers , has been the play of the team’s rookie running back , Doug Martin. And while the questions arise as to the topsy-turvy play of quarterback , Josh Freeman , I am not so sure where this team now goes from here , and how Greg Schiano intends to rectify the ongoing problems with the Buccaneers . Inconsistency has essentially killed the hopes of this franchise and long with once again a fan-base that now seem even more disinterested in the week-to-week exploits of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Can’t say that I would blame the fans given the fact that the Avram Glazer shows about as much business acumen , in seeking to make the Buccaneers’ brand more appealing to the fans , as there at times seem to be a contempt being shown by the Glazer family (owners of the franchise) and how the view the locale at large. The Buccaneers have simply conned the city and county government , as they have sought exploit every single financial opportunity offered by those anally retentive governmental agencies !

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Which 2012 NFL rookie have you been impressed with this season , and do you believe that they will indeed be hampered by that “customary sophomore slump “ that many seem to have grown accustomed to having ? Take time to comment as you see fit, and thanks always for the continued support of this site , as it is greatly appreciated !

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(1) FILE – In this Dec. 9, 2012., file photo, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) dives into the end zone for a touchdown as Atlanta Falcons’ Chris Owens (21) pursues during the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C. The Panthers second-year quarterback had his best game of the season, but the highlight occurred as he was crossing the goal line to complete a 72-yard scoring run . He somersaulted into the end zone, and as his legs were in the air, he was nudged slightly by a Falcons defensive back. AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt …

(2) Carolina Panthers’ Greg Olsen (88) and Cam Newton (1) celebrate Olsen’s a touchdown catch against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt ….

(3) Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) scrambles past Atlanta Falcons’ Chris Hope (24), Kroy Biermann (71), and Sean Weatherspoon (56) during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. AP Photo/Bob Leverone ….

(4) Indianapolis Colts’ Robert Mathis (98 lifts Cassius Vaughn (32) after Vaughn intercepted a pass from Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker and returned it for a 3-yard touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game , Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Indianapolis. AP Photo/Jeff Roberson …

(5) Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) looks up during the first half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Indianapolis. AP Photo/Jeff Roberson ….

(6) Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) passes against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL football game in Seattle, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. The Seahawks would go on to defeat the Cardinals 58-0 . AP Photo/Stephen Brashear …

(7) Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin (22) celebrates with teammate wide receiver Tiquan Underwood after scoring against the Philadelphia Eagles during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Tampa, Fla. AP Photo/Chris O’Meara ….

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27 thoughts on “The year of the young guns …….”

  1. RG III and Luck, the duo will be the “face” of the NFL in five years because by then , Brady , Brees , Rodgers and both Mannings ( Eli & Peyton) will either have retired from the NFL , or will see their careers begin a marked decline .

    The race for NFL Rookie of the Year may well seem clear cut , but to my mind there are three favorites in the running along with an outsider in the Bucs’ Doug Martin ! The three atop of my list , in no discerning order , Andrew Luck , Russell Wilson and Robert Griffin III .

    The draft (2012) itself by way of the quarterbacks taken , is there anyone truly convinced that Ryan Tannehill and Brandon Weeden can really lead their respective teams to respectability based upon what you’ve seen this season by way of the results and the rookie quarterbacks’ play in 2012 ? Chime in with your thoughts on this and anything else you believe to be pertinent on the subject matter .

    2012 rookie leaders in terms of their stats .

    Adrian Peterson has been the best running back in the NFL his stats over the past five years prove it . No one else comes close .

    Adrian Peterson

    On a side-note Adrian Petersen , I believe will surpass 2000 rushing yards this season with sheer ease . As of now the Vikings’ running back has amassed 1.600 yards for the regular season .


    Rushing yds year to year
    , single game and single season . Peterson ranks up there in many of the categories . Rushing tds year by year . Rushing td’s single season

    Eric Dickerson the single season rushing leader is peeved that All Day Peterson will surpass his record .

    Courtesy of NFL.com

    Eric Dickerson I want to keep the record from Peterson

    At least Eric Dickerson is honest. With Adrian Peterson approaching Dickerson’s NFL single-season rushing record of 2,105 yards, Dickerson was asked how he feels about the chase.

    “I don’t want him to break it,” Dickerson told Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com. “I’ll be honest. I don’t want to see it. If anyone ever broke it, and if my son played football, I’d want my son to break it. But that’s it. No one else.

    “Again, he’s a phenomenal player and seems like a good dude. If a player was to break it, I’d probably want it to be Adrian, but I like having the record. I don’t think it’s going to be broken.”

    Dickerson stressed that Peterson is a class guy. But Dickerson also said he wasn’t nervous about the Minnesota Vikings’ star runner breaking his record. Peterson would need to average 168 rushing yards per game to pull it off. It’s not like there are cupcakes left on the Vikings’ schedule: The St. Louis Rams, Houston Texans and Green Bay Packers are the final three opponents.

    “As I got close to the record, teams got nastier and nastier,” Dickerson said.

    Just don’t expect Dickerson to closely watch the chase. He says he doesn’t watch football or other sports anymore.

    He should get used to this conversation because we wouldn’t be surprised to see Peterson make another run at Dickerson in 2013.

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    Eric Dickerson , the man who likes to put his dick in some ##@te women, better yet , he likes put it into a whole lot of women . no matter what their ethnicity !

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    Dickerson simply proving that the rumors about his college years at SMU (Mustangs) were true , nailin’ ho’s , and taking money to play . The guy has no character or integrity .

    Tophatal ……..

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  2. As long as they stay healthy……None of them are the size of Big Ben who has taken a lickin and kept tickin……RGIII did het hurt, did he not??

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    1. al clements

      Those rookies , especially the quarterbacks from this year’s draft will on average have at least ten good years ahead of them , if not more . I fully expect that to be the case for both Griffin and Luck !

      The Steelers’ issues this season has more to do with injuries and the team’s inconsistency on both sides of the ball. Not only that but their play division and within the conference has been understated and unlike what we have come to expect from the organization. As Roethlisberger , he’s suffered a shoulder injury and a mild concussion . Better have him make a full recovery , rather than risk his long-term health .

      Tophatal …………

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    2. al clements

      Those rookies , especially the quarterbacks from this year’s draft will on average have at least ten good years ahead of them , if not more . I fully expect that to be the case for both Griffin and Luck !

      The Steelers’ issues this season has more to do with injuries and the team’s inconsistency on both sides of the ball . Not only that , but their play within the division and within the conference has been understated and unlike what we have come to expect from the organization. As for Roethlisberger , he’s suffered a shoulder injury and a mild concussion . Better to have him make a full recovery , rather than risk his long-term health .

      Reasons why we love Halley Berry , and then some !

      Tophatal …………

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  3. I have Russell Wilson rated ahead of Andrew Luck. He’s been the steadier performer between the two, and Wilson has a chance to catch RG3, as he is coming on strong at the end of the season and Griffin III is injured. Luck is closer statisitcally to Ryan Tannehill in my opinion, as their stats and QB ratings are similiar.

    Two RB’s have stood out as rookies in Doug Martin and Alfred Morris, as both should finish the season near 1,500 yards rushing barring injury.

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  4. Fan On Fire Maurice Barksdale

    I can’t say that I’d disagree with you ! But I think that the prevailing factor will be the hype over the # 1 player taken in the draft ! Luck is having an excellent season , as too are Griffin and Wilson .

    Tannehill to my mind , is not that great a quarterback , and the kid doesn’t show the leadership abilities or intangibles we’ve seen from Luck .

    Morris and Martin have been exceptional this season , in terms of their productivity for their respective teams .

    It’s beginning to look as if both Colts and Sehawks could very well be part of the postseason makeup . given their divisional standings and conference position as well.

    There have been some remarkable results in the NFL today , don’t you think ?

    Remind me once again why it is , that there’s continued hype around a bat-shit awful Bears team ? Cutler on his best day couldn’t find a piece of ass to fu#k , much less lead this team to a meaningful win . Not only that but the Bears can’t run on anyone , much less against a goddamn snail .

    The Bears were at home and all they needed to do , was to protect their home turf and they couldn’t even do that adequately . As for Urlacher , his best years are behind him , not ahead of him .

    Tophatal …..

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  5. Good post, Alan! A great bit of info as per usual. I have to say Rivers is an over-rated QB. Put the blitz on him and he folds like a house of cards, running to throw the ball away. Or, if he gets sacked, he fumbles half the time. And he always comes up pointing the fingure of blame at the WR’s or “O” line, or (soon-to-be ex-coach) Norv Turner.

    I also have Wilson rated very high this season. He is actually ranked just after RG3 overall in the QB rankings. Just did a piece at my place on Seahawks. Please read if interested…

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    1. Steven Jeffries

      For me , Rivers has become this generation’s Dan Marino ! . Puts up greats stats but the so called big wins when they come are actually meaningless . Also , it hasn’t helped that AJ Smith and Norv Turner between them , have done more to make this franchise mediocre than they have tried to actually make it a success . I mean if you owned an NFL franchise, would you have hired either in their present capacity ? Think about it and then return with what you feel is a succinct answer .

      The Chargers are a complete mess from top to bottom . And the coaching staff is simply devoid creativity and intelligence . The franchise’s draft classes in recent years ( 2010 , 2011 and 2012 ) , have been nothing short of being inept !

      Tophatal ………..

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    2. Steven Jeffries

      As an impartial and outside observer how would you view the past five draft classes of the Chargers and Raiders by comparison ? And which franchise do you believe has the best chance of making a quick turnaround , bearing in mind the present situation as might it be viewed concerning the respective coaching staffs ?

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      1. As for San Diego:

        Ryan Matthews was a good pick in 2010. Since then, Cason and Weddel are simply okay, but slightly over rated. Otherwise, the rest of them, including Hester and Brown, are poor…

        As for Oakland:

        The trade involving Pryor was a bust. Wisniewski wasn’t bad, Heyward-Bey seems okay, and McFadden is all but worthless.

        Frankly, I’d say that both teams get a “C-” or “D” for the past 5 years. And as for coaching, they both get a “D-” to “F!”

        What do you say?

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        1. Steven Jeffries

          I can’t say that I would disagree with your findings on both counts ! It’s my belief that both teams ( Chargers & Raiders) have stumbled in the past few years with their overzealous choices in terms of their roster personnel . Especially in the case of the Raiders , and the fact that they still continue to overpay for talent , that in essence has been unproductive in large part , And for that , the blame rests squarely on the shoulders of Mark Davis and GM Reggie McKenzie .

          “Mark and I , believe we are young , beautiful and that we are going places ” ! Raider’ GM Reggie McKenzie

          The Chargers have been one recurring nightmare over the past five seasons , and it has taken its toll on Philip Rivers , of whom I believe also bears a certain amount of blame . He has sat in silence , and done absolutely , nothing in terms of showing his displeasure at the idiotic choices that have been repeatedly been made by AJ Smith and Norv Turner . And therein lies one of the major reasons why they have struggled this season . There is absolutely no leadership either on or off the field of play by anyone within the organization .

          “Dad , do you hear yourself speaking , baclava and roasting several pigs, won’t bring the fans to Qualcomm , if we don’t have a team worth watching ” . ” Son I’ve got it covered , we’re going to be moving to Los Angeles ” . Dean Spanos , center , speaking to his two sons .

          Dean and Alex Spanos would rather gouge the fans and make as much money as they can , while they can , while the fans in San Diego remain apathetic and completely docile !

          Tophatal …….

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    1. Even if Roger Goodell , hadn’t said or done anything there would still be a calamitous disaster waiting to happen . Look at the situation concerning Jovan Belcher . It’s now being made public , that he did in fact , let several people know of his intent to kill Kessandra Perkins , his now deceased girlfriend .

      Let me pose this question to you , why is it that Goodell hasn’t suspended Josh Brent in light of his being charged with a DUI vehicular manslaughter of Jerry Brown ? If as he’s always contended , the league’s image is paramount in upholding then why no action on his part , when he has suspended players for far less ?

      Goodell remains a bumbling goddamn asshole , and anyone who believes to the contrary , is equally bereft of intelligence !

      Tophatal …………….

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        1. Chris

          What’s the point in discussing the alleged positive contributions that Goodell has brought to the league, when in essence, he hasn’t done a fucking thing ? You’ve tried to suggest that he is intelligent , but the guy comes across as a fu#king dumb ass , whose time would have been better served in the Senate or US House of Representatives ! Because , God knows , those mutha-$$ckers , are some of the most unproductive people to be found in the country ! Name or tell me one thing , that Roger Goodell has done , which has been of real benefit to the NFL ?

          The league’s resting protocols remain a joke and his so called impartiality ,. is anything but partial . He still refuses to acknowledge his gross misjudgment and mistakes in the handling of the Saints’ scandal , and his utter refusal to acknowledge
          that the league tampered with research evidence concerning head trauma cases shows the commissioner, to be so disingenuous , that it is unreal . So never ever try to suggest that he has ever done anything positive for the NFL .

          The same also applies to David Stern in the NBA , and Bud Selig with baseball (MLB) !

          Tophatal ……………..

          Tophatal …………

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        2. The Bucs’ penultimate game of the season and they take on the Rams . How do you see that event going , given the recent play of both teams ?

          I see the Rams eking out a narrow win over the Bucs , merely because of Freeman’s poor play as > of late in comparison to Sam Bradford .

          Bradford vs Freeman on Sunday

          Rivers , Bradford or Freeman , which player is now liable to have a career, , with real longevity ?


          Active passing yds
          , pass completions (active) , pass percentage

          Tophatal ………………

          Tophatal ……….

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            1. Chris Humpherys (@SportsChump)

              I can’t see it happening , not with the Bucs’ secondary being in such disarray !

              Brees and his offense ran their ass through the ringer and then some on their way to that 41-0 beat-down .

              And week 17 won’t necessarily be better for the Bucs either .

              Bucs vs Rams’ analysis .

              All-time head-to-head head series between the two teams

              No female willing to be painted in the Bucs’ colors ? I wonder why ?

              Tophatal …………

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