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  1. 1984 49ers vs 1985 Bears

    I agree with the overall argument. Although Tom Brady certainly isn't the only HOFer that will come from this Pats dynasty. Gronk is a for sure HOFer and I think that Ty Law and Adam Vinatieri will also get in. That isn't to mention other HOFers that they have had on the team for shorter stints during the dynasty, such as Revis, Moss and Manti Teo. But it really just speaks to how good of a coach Bill Belichick is. Brady early in his career was a great QB, but he wasn't near as good as he was today. When the Pats won the first 3 SB's in the 2000's it was primarily on great defenses and special teams but together by Belichick. Brady was obviously clutch and a very good QB, but he wasn't the type of QB that could've won those SB's without the great defenses and special teams he had around him. Brady really didn't become the Brady of today until around 2007.
  2. Worst places for visiting teams in the NFL

    I think their needs to be a distinction between the field itself and the team that plays on the field. Obviously going into Gillette and playing the Pats is going to be a nightmare, because the Patriots are really freaking good. And have been for almost two decades now. Will it still be one of the most difficult places to play if Brady and Belichick retire and the Pats go back to being an average franchise? I'm not so sure. Obviously it's still a Boston team, but I don't think there is anything else inherently difficult about playing in Gillette besides the weather in January. Anyways I would probably consider all of these stadiums: - Denver (Altitude) - Kansas City (Really loud) - Seattle (Really loud) For me it's Denver though. Regardless of how good or bad the Broncos are on any given year, going into altitude and asking players to adjust to that is always giving the Broncos a big advantage. And as a fan of another AFC West team, I hate it.
  3. 1984 49ers vs 1985 Bears

    Obviously it is difficult to compare teams across eras, especially when you talk about who would win if they were to play. However, these teams are often in the GOAT discussion and they were 1-year apart. If these two teams were to play, who do you think would win?
  4. How Crucial Do you Consider The Offensive Line?

    I mean yeah, it's obviously better to have a great o-line rather than not. You just said it as if it was a golden rule that any winning team needs to be successful.
  5. Why Aaron Rodgers Doesnt Have 2 Super Bowl Rings

    I think that this says more about the other QB's at the time than it does about the Favre/Rodgers debate. After Favre, the next best QB's were some variation of Steve Young, Warren Moon, and John Elway. All great QB's, but they were all past their prime at this point. Rodgers played during a time were in consisted of Brady, Manning and Brees all playing at incredibly high levels. If Steve Young replicates his 1994 season in 1995 or 1996, then it's not just Favre and everyone else.
  6. How Crucial Do you Consider The Offensive Line?

    I mean that's not necessarily true. The 2008 Steelers and 2015 Broncos both had pretty awful o-lines.
  7. 2018-2019 NFL Season Predictions (Awards)

    God if I know. Browns have talent, but Hue Jackson is quite possibly the worst coach ever. Maybe the Jets? That's assuming Darnold has some growing pains in year 1.
  8. 2018-2019 NFL Season Predictions (Awards)

    AFC East: New England Patriots AFC North: Pittsburgh Steelers AFC South: Tennessee Titans AFC West: Los Angeles Chargers Wild Card 1: Baltimore Ravens Wild Card 2: Jacksonville Jaguars NFC East: Philadelphia Eagles NFC North: Minnesota Vikings NFC South: New Orleans Saints NFC West: Los Angeles Rams Wild Card 1: Atlanta Falcons Wild Card 2: Green Bay Packers
  9. Who is the (second) best coach in the NFL?

    This might be an unpopular opinion: John Harbaugh.
  10. This isn't to say that I don't think he can be a great QB, I absolutely think he can be. I just think that people are pretty much saying he is a guaranteed pro-bowl/franchise QB which is a completely ludicrous claim considering he's started a total of 6 games. That isn't to mention the concern about him fully recovering from injury.
  11. Rank Your Top 5 AFC Teams

    Little late to respond to this but I'm not sure what justification you have for the Chargers being on the last gasp of the Rivers era. Rivers (Unlike Ben, for example) has had a fairly healthy career overall and has showed no signs of decline yet. Given the track record of older QB's like Brady and Brees still playing at a high level, it's not at all a stretch to think that Rivers has another 3-4 years left in him. Rivers also went on record himself recently and said he plans to be playing when the new LA stadium opens in 2020. If you still want to keep the Chargers out of the top 5 for whatever other reason that's fine, but I don't think it's fair to say Rivers is on his last legs. I expect that he will be the last QB playing of the three 2004 QB's. Ben's career has been riddled with injury and Eli just has been bad the last 2 seasons.
  12. Rank Your Top 5 AFC Teams

    1) Patriots: They deserve to be here always until another team is able to dethrone them. 2) Steelers: As long as Ben is still able to play at a high level, I have to put them at #2 3) Chargers: People might disagree with this, but I think that the difference between Rivers and Bortles is too great for me to put Jacksonville ahead. The Chargers defense also looks to be among the league's best next year as well. 4) Jaguars: Still an amazing defense and running game. 5) Titans: Even though they underperformed in 2017, I like their roster a lot. Honorable mentions: Chiefs, Texans, Ravens
  13. Top 5 QB's in 5 Years?

    In no particular order: Russell Wilson Andrew Luck Carson Wentz Sam Darnold Jimmy Garoppolo
  14. 2018-2019 NFL Season Predictions (Awards)

    I don't really think you can put Carson Wentz as a CPOY candidate. Sure his season ended with an injury, but his 2017 season was still great. CPOY implies that their entire season was ruined by injury or something that causes them to miss almost the entire season/play poorly.
  15. I'm just curious. I was still a football fan back then, but I didn't follow the draft nearly as much as I do now. What were scouts/people saying about him that made him fall so far?
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