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  • Nov 11, 2017 04:54 PM
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    Mayfield and Love easily made it. 3rd guy to make the finals officially now is Lamar Jackson. Since Lamar has already won a Heisman (last year) and didn't have quite the epic numbers to make him the clear favorite, gotta think this comes down to Love or Mayfield this year.

    And all things being equal, Mayfield clearly had the better overall season. Love had all the biggest plays of the year, sure. But he really suffered from that ankle injury the last few weeks. If it hadn't been for that, who knows. But since Love finished as the #2 rusher in the nation, looks like the Sooners will produce a 3rd Heisman winner in 14 years (Sam Bradford and Jason White)

  • Dec 04, 2017 10:41 AM
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    Yeah, I hear ya.

    It's amazing that the Broncos are very likely going to have a top 5 pick in next year's draft, given how good they have been the last few years, and how good they started off this year. Remember the demolishing of Dallas? All down hill since then..

    So with a (very likely) top 5 draft pick, do you go for a QB? For offensive line help? Seems the two most in need of positions.

  • Dec 03, 2017 11:45 AM
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    Was exactly what I expected. Miami did well down the stretch to make it to that game, but Clemson is obviously the more talented team.

    So, thought a good deal about their CFP game coming up thanks to this one. Now it's officially against Alabama. Lots of controversy for some thinking it really should have been Ohio State. I even wrote a forum saying as much.

    But I have to admit, the most compelling matchup for a #1 vs #4, win and go to the championship game would be to watch Clemson v Alabama. Well over Ohio State v Clemson. Clemson would also destroy Ohio State. Same can't automatically be said about Alabama. Should be a good one.

  • Dec 04, 2017 10:41 AM
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    Oh man. I really didn't see this coming against Miami.

    I didn't get a chance to watch that game but I was online checking nfl.com for updates and whatnot periodically for this one. Picked up Denver's defense in fantasy football this weekend, as Miami's offense has been awful this year and even though Denver isn't putting up a lot of flashy defensive plays, their D is still top 4-5 in the league in almost all major categories (every one except for Points Allowed).

    Well, turned out to be a good move on my part, as their defense scored that TD. But wow, does their offense suck. How do you manage two safeties in the same game??

    Just terrible.

  • Nov 30, 2017 07:04 AM
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    Eli Manning gets QB job back after Ben McAdoo, Jerry Reese fired

    Wow. Eli gets benched. Sort of. Then they play one game. Basically the next day the head coach and the GM are fired. And now Eli has his job back. What exactly just happened with the Giants??

  • Dec 02, 2017 08:27 PM
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    It's official:

    Clemson-Alabama, Oklahoma-Georgia set for playoff semis

    After listening to a good bit of debate over Alabama or Ohio State, gotta say I think they made the right choice.

  • Dec 02, 2017 08:27 PM
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    Clemson and Oklahoma are for sure in.

    Leaves Georgia, Ohio State and Alabama. I imagine Georgia is in. 1 loss. SEC Champs. So comes down to a 1 loss Alabama team and a 2 loss Ohio State team that just beat undefeated Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game, but only 27-21.

    Hmmm... I think it's clear that Ohio State had the tougher schedule on the year. Their two losses: 31-16 to Oklahoma, and the embarrassing loss to Iowa of 55-24. That one definitely hurt their chances the most. But they also beat Penn State (who is at the moment still a top 10) and Michigan State, who is still a top 20 program.

    For Alabama, they lost to Auburn in the last week of season. Wasn't competitive either. Sure they beat LSU (#17) and Miss State (#23). They also beat Florida State to open the season. But that was the game FSU lost their QB. Again, not impressive really.

    I would give the edge to Ohio State. But kinda feels like a little bit of a coin flip:

    Let the debate begin between Ohio State and Alabama for the fourth CFP spot

  • Nov 30, 2017 07:04 AM
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    Eli has never missed a game since he became the starter in 2004. That's 210 straight games in a row. He's won 2 super bowls. He's arguably a hall of famer. But his team has been awful this year. And Eli has not been a top flight QB in the league for probably the last 3-5 seasons.

    Even still, is that enough to bench him?

    Let's look at the facts. First off, this benching comes at a very curious and odd time. 5 weeks to go in the season. Zero chance at any playoff run. Why make the move now? IF the argument is to see what their other QBs can do, then why start Geno Smith? Smith is not even a medicore NFL starter, as evidenced by what he did with the Jets. This would make a lot more sense if they benched him in favor of rookie QB Davis Webb. But that didn't happen. They have said that Webb will get a chance to play in the last 5 games, but why even bother with Smith over Manning at all?

    A few more things to consider.. the Giants lost their 2 top wide receivers just a few games into the season. Odell Beckham is out for the season. Brandon Marshall is out as well. Sherling Shepard has missed 5 games. In reality, Manning only had his full compliment of really good WRs for 2-3 games max, as Beckham was out for the first few games of the season. So their offense has been decimated by injuries likely worse than most any other team in the league (with maybe only Houston and Arizona able to make a similar claim).

    So why now? Coach Ben McAdoo's curious and controversial decision has got a lot of pushback from pundits, the league in general, and even doesn't really seem to have much support from his GM, who can't say for sure that Ben's job is secure. And while McAdoo likely had the full support of his locker room before this call, he might have just lost everyone, maybe for good.

    The Giants are not a good team this year. They also just lost star cornerback Janoris Jenkins for the season. So their defense also sucks. Why not ride out the season with Manning and move on from him with a high draft picked QB next season? Why now? Is there any logic to this decision whatsoever? Looking into it, I see none.

    Here's Eli reaction to the benching:

  • Nov 25, 2017 07:55 PM
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    Happened as many predicted.. Alabama finally lost a regular season game. Fell to Auburn 14-26. It's been pretty clear the last few weeks that the Tide aren't the dominant force they have been the last few years. Still a really good team. Top 10 in the nation for sure.

    But not #4.

    That's where polling will try and keep them though, so they can stay in the playoff picture and possibly still make it to the final championship game. That would be really unfair though to Wisconsin who has done everything they can to deserve that #4 spot. That is, if they beat OSU on 12/2. If that happens, how could you possibly pick Alabama over them?

    Also, Miami lost. So Wisconsin and, at the moment, UCF are the only 2 AP ranked teams that are undefeated, period. Looking like anyone's guess who gets the top 4 spots now. Think Alabama still gets in? Should they?

  • Nov 20, 2017 05:37 PM
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    Schmidt Wrote:

    The Broncos are 3-7 having given up 51 points to Philadelphia and 41 to New England in back to back games. You can't blame that on Mike McCoy.

    That's the best point I think. They fired an offensive coordinator as a scapegoat like you said, when really the major issue lately is what is going on with the defense?

    Also it's the O-line and bad qb over anything else the offensive coach could scheme up. They have good running backs and receivers are really good too (in Sanders and Thomas).