If anything, this weekend’s helping of football pleasure should provide a little more excitement than last week’s bowl of turds. And at least the BCS game was fun last night. Mike Williams stock should get a little bump. As well as Deshaun Watson’s. Given my druthers I’d pick Williams in a heartbeat and worry about a QB later. He can make a mediocre guy look good. Just throw it up high and he’ll go get it. Who will be the thrower remains to be seen, but there’s the faint hope DSW is there at the 34th pick. Might be worth a shot. I mean, we have no QBs signed for next year and we have to start somewhere.
At some point this team needs to draft for offense. The last 6 defense-heavy drafts have netted the 32 ranked defense. Huzzah. We may not be as bad as things appear (and that’s on Browns exile LB coach Jim O’Neill), mainly because we have a decent D line, and solid DBs. It’s our weak LB corps and lack of a pass rush that really killed us.
Anyway, about those playoffs. I went through much the same last year. I picked all the WC games correctly, and then missed 3 of the next 4. With that being said:
Hawks at Falcons – As much as I feel like Seattle is finding their sea legs for this playoff run, I think Atlanta’s offense will kill a banged-up Seattle secondary. Matty Ice for the win – Atl 33 – Sea 20
Texans at Pats – ‘Nuff said. Pats 85 – Texans 6
Steelers at Chiefs – Though I want to pick Pittsburgh, and they probably will win, I hate them too much to go with my brain on this one. Young Sir Alex pulls one out. KC 28 – Pitts 24
Packers at Cowboys – This is a very intriguing matchup as you have the old vet QB in Aaron Rodgers, who yet again figured out how to pull a Hail Mary out of his ass (and kudos to the Giants defense for their abject cluelessness in that situation) and win another playoff game. Dallas on the other hand (another team I can’t stand) looks very tough, with their rookie tandem of Dak Prescott and Ezikiel Elliott tearing up the league. Again though, at the risk of being wrong (and yeah, what’s ever stopping me there?) and going with my heart instead of my brain, I have GB 35 – Dall 27
Why do the Texans even bother? May as well just end the season now and forfeit this game. The sponsers should pull their ads and not telecast this sham. Hawks lose to Atlanta, Chiefs should win big. Packers will humble Dallas. Jerry goes home a loser again. All his money is no help.
ATL 28-Seaturds 27
NE 32- Tex 6
Pitt 24- KC 17
Dal 31- GB 27
I really don’t care about any of them. I just hope that Dallas or Pitt doesn’t take it all
Which is first? Jed building his cabana or getting a coach and GM?
How about a drone-drop of a bushel of Piranha into his pool?
How unfortunate that outcome would be huh?
Piranha swimming around Jed would turn them into vegans overnight.
Throw in a bag of termites for the cabana.
Jed = Douchebag ✔
Yeah Jed has a poor image problem with the fans. Unfortunately his football guys have failed him. Baalke for one and really Chip Kelly never had much of a chance with this roster. Baalke never addressed the crying needs on the roster and even now no QB is signed for next season. Baalke should never have had the GM job. He had no ability to create a team. I hope Jed has learned his lesson well.
Yeah, that’s the state of things as it stands, Nip.
So far for the GM search, we’ve brought in Green Bay’s Eliot Wolf and Brian Gutekunst, Minnesota’s George Paton, Carolina’s Brandon Beane, Indianapolis’ Jimmy Raye III and ESPN analayst Louis Riddick, who interviewed Tuesday.
Terry McDonough, the Arizona Cardinals vice president of player personnel, will be interviewed Friday. The 49ers are also expected to interview Seattle Seahawks co-directors of player personnel Trent Kirchner and Scott Fitterer.
They got to do something by this weekend or al the HCs will be gone.
I don’t know if this means they are the front runners, but FWIW (and Kevin Jones is a loyal reader):
If Riddick wants to bring in McDaniels, then fuck him.
Get Ron Wolf. His style may not be the flashiest, and he follows Baalke in the draft and develop philosophy, but he’s a prime candidate and they need to get this done soon.
I think Wolf would be my pick. I really don’t know what any of them are truly about but I like what I have read about Wolf. I think the sooner we get it done the sooner we can implement our new strategy. It is looking like our usual strategy so far, wait until all the other teams make their moves and we get the leftovers. My guess is we get Jimmy hat lll.
Leftovers aren’t bad as long as they’re hot. A microwave oven sure helps.
Jimmy the hat?
His son . . . Not sure if his Jimmy is covered
It’s snowing in Portland…….I guess we can’t complain about the weather here.
I’d prefer snow to the unrelenting rain . . .
Actually it snowed yesterday in Portland and it’s a beautiful day today. I am about 70 miles south of Portland but I guess it’s about the same
I am in Beaver country. I will go to the Stanford and Cal games.
Spent the last 3 nights keeping the drains around my house clear to avoid flooding under the house.
Hmm, Grant Cohn recommends not taking a QB, but somehow this is a gleeful point for BakkenRacistBuwwit.
In the immortal words of Elvis Costello, Bakkenbuwwit:
Only takes one itchy trigger
One more widow, one less white nigger
Have you got your hood ready for the inauguration?
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