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  1. Random Thoughts

    Reid/Biennemy are going to pull out every stop to get an early lead and take the Niners away from their run-first, dictate the terms game-plan. Kyle knows that and thus I would wager, heavily, on him pulling out a few tricks very early to get the Niners to match whatever Reid has planned early on. Then, in a battle of fronts, the Niners win. Kyle’s team has a decided advantage as they can win in different ways. The Chiefs’ hopes rest on Maholmes and, as (older) Broncos fans know, even a multi-faceted, generational talent at QB can only take you so far. The more I think about it and the more I dig down, the more excited I get for this super bowl. Last year McVay wilted and was so out of his depth against BB, despite having a far superior roster. That won’t happen this time, I think we will have one for the ages.
  2. Random Thoughts

    I am picking SF and I do believe they will win. That said, I believe the SB48 comparison is inapt. Primarily, as we saw from Peyton teams over his entire career, when things went badly they very, very often went spectacularly badly. He would game plan in a very precise, very specific manner and when that got blown up, especially early, the team turned into a football version of the Hindenburg. I think the Maholmes/Reid/Biennemy offense is so much more adaptable. I think the Niners win as they’re deeper and more complete, but the Broncos/Seahawks comparison is not on point.
  3. All 32 Starting QB's Next Season

    Drew Lock is the Broncos starting QB next season, and that comes directly from the horse’s mouth. Denver will likely bring in a non-threatening veteran backup and spend one of their 12 picks on one, but it will be a late round guy who will likely be a PS player his rookie year.
  4. Super Bowl LIV - San Francisco 49ers vs. Kansas City Chiefs

    I haven’t been this excited for a Super Bowl since 50, when my team was in it. The question is will it be the best team or team with the best player? The Niners are SO well-balanced and their run game is so ferocious that it’s going to take a performance for the ages by Maholmes for KC to win. And I don’t put it past Maholmes to turn in a performance for the ages. It might change in two weeks but right now my gut says SF 27, KC 23 in an instant classic.
  5. Random Thoughts

    So who are you going for in two weeks? I’ve never hated the Chiefs the way I have Raiders, Pats, Chargers and Seahawks and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a HUGE fan of Patrick Maholmes and don’t have tons and tons of respect for Andy Reid. That said, my heart has to be with Kyle, John Lynch and the Niners. Its early and my prediction may change but I’ll say we get an instant classic. SF: 27 KC: 23
  6. Random Thoughts

    What do the 4 teams left have in common? They play defense, they run the ball effectively and they have QBs who win from the pocket. I don’t think that formula will ever change, it hasn’t in my lifetime. College offenses will always be a fad but I don’t think they will ever be a recipe for ultimate success, at least as long as the NFL keeps defense as a part of the game.
  7. Broncos fire OC Rich Scangarello

    Another aspect of this hire that has me thinking is if they’re planning on Shurmur being the heir apparent when Vic, who is on in years, hangs up his whistle.
  8. Broncos fire OC Rich Scangarello

    I was doing some research and Shurmur calls his version of the WCO a “power spread.” He uses a lot more shotgun and 11 personnel than typical 21 and 22 personnel groupings employed by the Shanahan branch. Even with similar verbiage, there are some significant changes. You know more about this stuff than the rest of us, so you foresee any issues with the transition? What worries me is continuity, or lack thereof, that @AKRNA pointed out. Especially since things went well the final 1/4 of the season, at least we’ll relative to what we’ve become accustomed the last few years. Even if Scags and Vic didn’t work well together, isn’t it incumbent upon adults in a professional setting to work out their differences for the betterment of the group at large? This to me is a very McDaniels-esque move, fire people you can’t get along with and replace them with a yes-man you know from somewhere else. I’m an Associate Vice President at a financial services firm, if I fired everyone I didn’t want to go have beers with after work, a whole 110 employee company would be screwed.
  9. Jimmy Johnson vs. Mike Shanahan

    When Mike finally got away from the “win now” approach he employed from 1999-2005, and undertook a real rebuild, he wasn’t allowed to see it through as Ellis took the opportunity of Mr. B’s declining health to institute a power grab.
  10. Random Thoughts

    Agree with that 100000000%!
  11. Random Thoughts

    Jackson shouldn’t be a polarizing player, I don’t understand why he is. This thread being a prime example; someone points out questions about his game and people act like their dog was just kicked. Jackson has a never before seen skill set, he would 1000000% get my MVP vote this year. But his style of play is unsustainable. I’m old enough to remember the early 2000s when people said Vick would change the game forever. During his prime, he was right there every year in the MVP balloting and arguments could be made that should have won at least one given when meant to Atlanta. And what happened? Vick was slowing down even before he was rightfully prisoned and disgraced for being a POS of a human being. Can Jackson buck the trend? I suppose it’s possible. And, as a football fan, I am going to LOVE watching him try. But I will most certainly not bet on this iteration lasting more than a few years.
  12. Random Thoughts

    Jackson is a flash in the pan. The guys is exciting as hell, he’s as dynamic as I’ve seen and I think he’s a better passer, and in a much better situation, than Vick was in Atlanta nearly 20 years ago. That said, his career won’t last more than 3 or 4 years. Hes an injury waiting to happen and you’re only 22 once. He’s also not mentally strong, as we saw Saturday night. Maholmes is the opposite, his in-game demeanor and what he has between the ears is akin to Brady and Wilson. Also, like Wilson and Brady, he is in the perfect situation with the perfect HC. A lot of it is a result of having a parent who was a professional athlete himself, in that regard he is like Peyton and Eli. If he stays healthy and doesn’t eat up the $50m in yearly cap space he could conceivably command, the Chiefs will be the class of the AFCW for a dozen years and will win multiple Super Bowls.
  13. Broncos fire OC Rich Scangarello

    I was doing some research and Shurmur calls his version of the WCO a “power spread.” He uses a lot more shotgun and 11 personnel than typical 21 and 22 personnel groupings employed by the Shanahan branch. Even with similar verbiage, there are some significant changes. You know more about this stuff than the rest of us, so you foresee any issues with the transition? What worries me is continuity, or lack thereof, that @AKRNA pointed out. Especially since things went well the final 1/4 of the season, at least we’ll relative to what we’ve become accustomed the last few years. Even if Scags and Vic didn’t work well together, isn’t it incumbent upon adults in a professional setting to work out their differences for the betterment of the group at large? This to me is a very McDaniels-esque move, fire people you can’t get along with and replace them with a yes-man you know from somewhere else. I’m an Associate Vice President at a financial services firm, if I fired everyone I didn’t want to go have beers with after work, a whole 110 employee company would be screwed.
  14. Jimmy Johnson vs. Mike Shanahan

    While that is true, I believe there are only two coaches in the HOF who aren’t joined by a QB they coached - Gibbs and Parcells. Currently active HCs who figure to get at least a look at the HOF - Belichick, Carroll, Payton - also have HOF QBs - Brady, Wilson, Brees. If Reid wins a SB he will likely get into the HOF as well and a couple decades from now will likely be joined by Maholmes. Mike was a better coach than both Johnson and Cowher but since both work on marquee NFL broadcasts, they got in this year so the NFL could further hype the 100 years of football thing.
  15. Broncos fire OC Rich Scangarello

    Yeah this x1,000,000.
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