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Everything posted by AnAngryAmerican

  1. I agree. But we have to remember Paton was also part of the team that brought Cousins in for record guarantees and he has already demonstrated a proclivity for pursing player to whom he has ties.
  2. Agreed. Mike Munchak, along with Teddy B, Noah Fant, Dalton Risner and George Paton all seem to immune from criticism. All of them deserve a lot of blame for where we are now.
  3. If it’s not Aaron Rodgers, it will be Kirk Cousins. They’re so, so, so unlikely to draft a QB in the first round after passing up on Fields. I’d be shocked. An ownership change might change things but a tiger can’t change its stripes and it’s even more rare to see a GM change his ways.
  4. It’s just like this team is poorly coached, poorly led, has a middling QB (and an even worse backup), the “talent” is overrated, the off-season additions are mediocre at best, it doesn’t play well in the morning in the eastern time zone, is riddled with injuries and has a boot-licking media that does everything it can to convince the fanbase that the powers that be have turned a pile of chicken s*** into chicken salad. Too bad none of the members around here pointed out these problems before today. If only someone could have made an honest assessment of the team.
  5. He’s also a week removed from a concussion and shouldn’t IMO have been playing. I don’t fault him for not running there and risking his season/career. EDIT: a better game plan and better execution and we wouldn’t have had to rally the way we did.
  6. The ability to come back and make it that interesting late says a lot. About everyone. I won’t hold that pick against Teddy in any way and neither should anyone.
  7. That was both a good play call and good play design by Shurmur there on the TD. Haven’t been able to say that today.
  8. That’s going to be leverage which is an unsportsmanlike and automatic first down.
  9. Tomlin is easily a HOF coach in my estimation. I think he’s a better coach than several who are already in the Hall.
  10. That was an awful offensive series. “Smart and accurate” Teddy B was neither on that series. I still think that when you have a cerebral QB like Teddy and he gets concussed you need to rest him an extra week. I would have rested him this week especially with a home division game next week.
  11. That was the Dan Reeves offense before Elway won the power struggle and he and Shanahan got control of the play calling.
  12. It’s the physical talent versus football ability thing with him. The guy is a unquestionably a very good athlete but the football IQ and, I think, to an extent, the desire isn’t there.
  13. They look lethargic. Typical for how we usually start in these dreaded 11am east coast games.
  14. Paton was well regarded, yes. But, again, he comes from an organization which hasn’t been to a Super Bowl since anyone here has been alive. They’ve always had a good, very good at times, roster and mediocre coaching. Mike Zimmer is fine, but no one is confusing him with the Reids/Patons/etc of the world. I’ve also never said Paton is totally incompetent. What I’ve taken issue with is passing on Fields - much as I think PS2 will be very good - the only reason I said was justifiable was if they were certain they were going to land Rodgers. And, as I’ve said, the statement about the go
  15. I wish I could be more optimistic about this game. As has been pointed out, the Steelers are severely lacking in several key areas that should be exploitable. The problem, however, is that the Baltimore game looked far too similar to what we've seen the previous two years of the Vic regime; poor clock management, inept play-calling and an overall poorly thought out game plan. Were the first three games a mirage or was the last one? The Steelers are an inferior team to the Ravens right now, but I do think they are still a superior team to the Giants, Jags and Jets. I agree with the
  16. AAA's Week 5 picks: Survivor: Buccaneers (BUF/DEN/LAR/CLE) LA Rams at Seahawks NY Jets at Falcons Lions at Vikings Saints at WFT NE at Texans Dolphins at Buccaneers GB at Cincinnati Broncos at Steelers
  17. We have a thread for it. 😄 But no one should really read too much into the game today. We won 3 games we expected to win and lost one we expected to lose. At the quarter pole, I think we’re about where we all thought we’d be. Looking forward, we have a few games that look a little more winnable than we thought in August and a few they look a little more difficult. We’re not a doormat and we’re also not a Super Bowl contender. Is that different than what anyone thought?
  18. What’s concerning is that, for this franchise, that target - barley plus .500 and a WC contender - is now the upper end of the stated goal. George Paton comes from a franchise where they were always a bridesmaid and never a bride. These aren’t the Bowlen/Shanahan/Elway/Reeves Broncos anymore where the Super Bowl is the goal. It’s a team where the goal is “to play meaningful football in November and December.” What we can hope for is for a new owner - whomever it may be - to reestablish the Super Bowl culture around here.
  19. I was really just speaking about the fan base in general, not singling out anyone here. Even as one who is a skeptic of this team, as currently constructed, I’m not surprised at the loss, nor should anyone be. We have flaws, we’re improved from we were last year and the last few years. But we’re not a contender. And going east to play at 11am against a wounded bear in the Steelers has me worried. They’ve looked like hot garbage the last 3 weeks, yes, but they also went to Buffalo and beat the snot out of a legit Super Bowl contender in the Bills in week 1. They have a HOF coach and
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