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crystal falace 9:51 Thu Mar 10
NFL (since 2016)
Free agency started last night and was pretty crazy some huge money being spent.

Osweiler getting £18m a year for the Texans, leaving the Broncos without a QB,

Giants have spent a fortune on good but not great players, Oliver Vernon has more guaranteed money than JJ Watt.

lots more deals but cant be bothered to list them all.

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crystal falace 4:22 Fri Oct 18
Re: NFL (since 2016)
Will Keep saying it but the patriots aren't unbeatable, their defence has been playing at a historic rate but against some very poor opposition, their schedule gets much harder in the coming weeks when they play the Browns, Ravens, Eagles, Cowboys, Texans and Chiefs all in a row so will have to see how they do against actual capable quarterbacks. I imagine they'll still more than hold their own but good offences will still be able to put up some points.

The Offence is what really concerns me, they are missing key pieces on the Oline the backup left tackle is playing really poorly (Wynn should be back off IR in a couple of weeks to help that out) they have no tight ends of any use whatsoever (still hoping Gronk will make a return) the running game has been well below par, and the pass catching options are falling apart currently, it was Edelman and 2 undrafted rookies for most of the 2nd half against the Giants with Gordon and Dorsett both hurt. 1st round pick Harry is due back off IR in 2 weeks so hopefully he can start to contribute but will take some time to get going.

Would not surprise me if the Pats go hard after a couple of offensive weapons before the trade deadline, heard plenty of rumours linking OJ Howard and AJ green with trades but the bengals seem to have said he's not for sale which seems odd considering how terrible they are

RBshorty 3:32 Fri Oct 18
Re: NFL (since 2016)
The Texans are the ones who could pull a surprise in the AFC. But nobody getting past the Pats. So it’s all irrelevant.

ironsofcanada 12:21 Fri Oct 18
Re: NFL (since 2016)
Madden's been done with TV for probably 10 years.

Used have his all Madden team for "heart" guys.

Gave the special teams one year to a maintenance guy at the Superdome.

A rock concert left their canvas bag up in the rafters and the Saints did fireworks before a game. The bag caught fire and was dropping bits onto the field during the game. The guy went up and gets filmed putting out the fire while the play is at the other end.

crystal falace 12:20 Fri Oct 18
Re: NFL (since 2016)
Chiefs upcoming fixtures are the Packers, Vikings, Titans Chargers with a Bye somewhere in between

If Mahomes misses all those games you could easily see them losing at least 2/3 of them then they'll be in a battle t even make the playoffs nevermind worry about 1st round bye's and seedings

southbankbornnbred 12:05 Fri Oct 18
Re: NFL (since 2016)
Not sure - the guy must be well into his 80s by now. He won the Super Bowl in 1977, and had already been the Raiders' head coach for a while before then.

I guess most people know his name these days because of the computer game franchise. I used to play it very badly - way back in the day - but haven't seen a version of it for about 15 years.

Far Cough 11:56 Fri Oct 18
Re: NFL (since 2016)
I loved John Madden doing the colour commentary on games, does he even do that any more?

southbankbornnbred 11:54 Fri Oct 18
Re: NFL (since 2016)
Btw, the same surgeon who described that dislocation etc., estimated that the minimum amount of time it would take to recover would be 4-6 weeks. But that assumes minimal ligament damage that does not require surgery.

If he has to go under the knife, then you're looking at "several months", which is season-ending.

The bigger issue of all, though, is to ensure that the knee-cap is 100% centred again - or the risk of a repeat injury in future is high. So they may play safe and perform surgery just to ensure the knee is stable over the next few years. If it is misaligned when it heals, then the risk of another dislocation is much higher.

southbankbornnbred 11:50 Fri Oct 18
Re: NFL (since 2016)
That's the science.

Of course, some people just think it is "the curse of Madden"!

southbankbornnbred 11:49 Fri Oct 18
Re: NFL (since 2016)
View of a knee surgeon...

"The patella is held in a centralized location by ligament structures on both sides, medially (inside of the knee) and laterally (outside of the knee). In order for the patella to dislocate laterally, which is the direction it always goes, the medial retinaculum and medial patellofemoral ligament have to tear.

"An MRI scan will assess a few things. It can visualize the medial soft tissue and assess the extent of ligament tearing. Also, when the patella dislocates, a specific pattern of bone bruising is visible on the medial side of the femur and the lateral side of the trochlea, which is the groove on the end of the femur where the patella tracks."

So, in short, it won't be a swift return. Sounds like there will have to have been at least some ligament damage and tearing for the knee to have dislocated in the first place. That will need to heal - so Chiefs fans should be hoping that the damage is minimal.

crystal falace 10:30 Fri Oct 18
Re: NFL (since 2016)
Must admit i shit it a bit when i saw this morning Chiefs won 30-6 as the guy im against this week has mahomes and watkins but then realised Watkins didnt even play and mahomes went out after 20 minutes.

Grumpster 10:26 Fri Oct 18
Re: NFL (since 2016)
I must have been tired as was watching live and didnt even realise he'd popped it.

As for the game, Broncos are obviously a bit shit currently, but the best I've seen Kansas defend for yonks.

Flacco was getting smashed all over the place and fumbling for fun.

Lee Trundle 10:23 Fri Oct 18
Re: NFL (since 2016)
I dislocated my knee 20 months ago.

Took me a few months to get back to being right. Although I'm guessing his physio will be slightly more intense than my once a week visit to the gorgeous therapist I had.

You also have to get over the thought of happening again mentally.

crystal falace 10:22 Fri Oct 18
Re: NFL (since 2016)
He'll be having a scan today but assuming there's no ligament damage he'll only miss a few weeks i'd imagine.

It is crazy how fast these guys come back, regularly see players break their legs and the timeline for return is 6-8 weeks or something absurd like that.

Grumpster 10:18 Fri Oct 18
Re: NFL (since 2016)
Mahomes dislocated his knee last night, though no idea how long an injury that is.

Seemed to be walking ok after they popped it back in, though they are generally tough bastards in the NFL.

Far Cough 10:03 Thu Oct 17
Re: NFL (since 2016)
Played in the UK as well, was it London Monarchs?

ironsofcanada 9:55 Thu Oct 17
Re: NFL (since 2016)
On The Ball 9:35 Thu Oct 17

The guy that used to be a punter for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League?

On The Ball 9:35 Thu Oct 17
Re: NFL (since 2016)
Not one mention for Stan Gelbaugh? Are you all drunk?

ironsofcanada 8:31 Thu Oct 17
Re: NFL (since 2016)

I don't think it was as much a case of not rating him as much as not liking him.

Bradshaw remembering when Elway refused to play for the Colts who drafted him and threatened to play baseball instead.

"All I remember was, well wait a minute. The worst team gets the best player. That’s the greatest compliment in the world. Why wouldn’t you go to Baltimore? I went to Pittsburgh. Do you think a Louisiana boy wants to go to (expletive) Pittsburgh? I would have rather gone in the fifth round and gone to the Saints or some place down home. But you know what? I saddled up and went.”

Elway is probably smarter but Bradshaw has done okay with what he got. Give him three more rings like Bradshaw and I would make Brees the greatest ever (no bias) but he would need Bradshaw's defence to do that.

Takashi Miike 7:13 Thu Oct 17
Re: NFL (since 2016)
bradshaw, another clown who didn't rate elway

ironsofcanada 6:59 Thu Oct 17
Re: NFL (since 2016)
The talk of interview and quarterbacks reminds me of one with Terry Bradshaw. Before my time but saw it somewhere.

Nice reporter says:

"You have started a bit slow this season. What might be the reason for that?"

Bradshaw: "The alcohol mostly."

Unlike the one Sherman, it stops the reporter in his tracks

southbankbornnbred 5:54 Thu Oct 17
Re: NFL (since 2016)
I love the way that Sherman interview ends with the reporter...

"Well...and, Joe, back over to you..."

She just left Sherman's words hanging, as he had the final word in the game. Actually a decent "leave" by the reporter. There was nothing else that needed to be said at that point, so she didn't say anything else. Fair play to her.

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