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Double G Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2017 6:25 p.m. PST

Wildcard weekend is over, talk about exciting, four blowouts, average margin of victory was 19 points.

Doofins; posers.
Jints; posers.
Lions; forever posers.
Raiders; well, they had an excuse, their MVP QB was out.

What a tire fire those games were.

The NFL should look into shrinking the playoff field, 4 teams per conference is more than enough.

"Alexa, can I see EliManningFace one more time please"………..glad the Giants receivers jetting down to Miami to party didn't have an effect on their play or anything………….

Cruz to nowhere.
Ship of Fools.
The Giants ship is sunk.

Just trying to guess the headline in the NY Post tomorrow……………..

Winston Smith08 Jan 2017 7:32 p.m. PST

The NFL should look into shrinking the playoff field, 4 teams per conference is more than enough.

I had that same argument with a friend. He took your position.
Never going to happen. There is too much money being made. The only change will be to add more games.

Streitax08 Jan 2017 7:42 p.m. PST

We have expanded the league and the season for money. We dilute the talent pool and then wear it down more quickly with all the games. And we wonder why the games aren't as good as we remember them in the past?

Mako1109 Jan 2017 1:08 a.m. PST

At least now they're freed up to go to Disneyworld, before the Superbowl Champs get to.

There's plenty of talent out there, I suspect.

Stupid new rules, multi-millionaire crybabies, and injuries from longer seasons, and/or shortened game weeks are probably all having some impact.

zoneofcontrol09 Jan 2017 7:01 a.m. PST

One of the other areas spread thin is the coaching. Good coaching can cover for middle of the road players and good players can help offset mediocre coaching. However, mediocre players teamed with mediocre coaching is a severe snoozefest. See the Miami Dolphins the last 10 years…

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian09 Jan 2017 7:06 a.m. PST

So much of the season, for many teams, can be summed up by dropped passes. Giants had two dropped that would have scored. I think it gets back to the limits on practice, and I think some of the injuries get back to that too.

Starfury Rider09 Jan 2017 10:18 a.m. PST

Well at least the Giants kept it reasonably close until the eventual collapse. As noted the Raiders did lose their QB on the run-in, with no time (or seemingly talent) to replace him. The Lions and Dolphins have no defence though.

Apparently last season all the visiting teams won the wildcard round, this time they all got pretty much hammered instead. It was pretty poor viewing for the most part, though I didn't see much. Perhaps the NC game tonight will be more of a nailbiter, down to the last kick…alright, even I know the answer to that one.


Double G Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2017 11:20 a.m. PST

A lot of good points made here; the bottom line in the end is money, so yes, they will never delete playoff spots, just keep adding them.

Soon it will be 8 teams per conference, no byes, then it will be even more watered down.

And the coaching point is a very good one. Last year, Bowles in NY was thought to be an up and coming coach, this year the Jets tanked at 5-11, this year the Dolphins coach is being touted as the next great thing.

The Dophlins will probably end up 6-10 next year.

The same coaches keep getting recycled, or coordinators who are good at that job want to be head coaches, they are a disaster for a few years and go back to being coordinators like Haley in Pittsburg or Philin who was God awful as a HC.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2017 11:47 a.m. PST

Where is the expert analysis from Gert Frobe? I miss him.

Who asked this joker09 Jan 2017 12:37 p.m. PST

Some coaches are best left at their assistant specialties. Sexy Rexy made a great defensive coordinator. As a head coach? Less so. Perhaps the same can be said for the current raft of coaches that under-performed. Did Bowles get fired?

Chip Kelley to 49'ers was a strange move this year anyway. Not surprised he got fired at the end of the season. He should go back to College football where he excelled.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2017 1:06 p.m. PST

Double G's point about coaches is excellent. Lions
have a GREAT excuse for 'underperforming'.

His name is Caldwell. He is lauded for his winning record
with the Lions but do recall his record with the Colts.
One season started with 14 wins – when he had P Manning
at QB. The next two seasons, not so good. With that
first season, his record at Indy was 26 and 22; take
away the first season and its 12 and 20.

Ask any Wake Forest alum about his record there. ONE
winning season (1999) in 8.

Make no mistake, he is a GOOD offensive coach and
co-ordinator. That's probably why Stafford has
developed so well in the past 2-3 seasons

Caldwell needs to go back to the OC job, where he really
is good.

Toronto4810 Jan 2017 10:19 a.m. PST

The No Fun League has been boring all year so did you actually think the playoffs would be any different? Teams are playing not to lose and are afraid to do anything that even suggests a gamble or risk Play safe and let the other team make the mistakes. If a coach gets blown out he may get fired but by keeping it close he can con the owner that the team is improving

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