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September 25, 2020, 06:18 AM
wolfie
NFL 2020
Hurray, just as i was about to right this season off my Dolphins actually won a game. Clap

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October 03, 2020, 02:07 PM
Raven
Not many bites for this thread I guess.

Enjoy it while you can wolfie, Seahawks tomorrow. Big Grin That would be a big upset.

Two games now postponed this weekend for COVID. Steelers and Titans was known, but Patriots and Chiefs just announced. Rumor says QB Cam Newton is positive.

If this starts happening the whole schedule is in trouble because, unlike baseball, you can't just make up football games, you can't just drop them and there are no doubleheaders.

Aaron Rodgers is on fire and I like the Packers. However he told an interviewer that he is in a better head space because he split from his girlfriend. Big Grin That could be true, but he should have been classy enough not to say it. Wink
October 03, 2020, 02:33 PM
wolfie
I don't understand why the Patriots game is off. Newton can go isolate, they have other Quarterbacks, get on with it or concede the game.

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October 03, 2020, 05:13 PM
Batman
Chiefs also have a player who tested positive which I read was the reason for pushing the game back. They need to test everyone and see what’s going on so the decision is a good one. Relax Wolfe!

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October 04, 2020, 12:45 AM
catskilleagle
And it was on national TV so I got to watch it.

Jess


quote:
Originally posted by wolfie:
Hurray, just as i was about to right this season off my Dolphins actually won a game. Clap

October 04, 2020, 01:18 AM
catskilleagle
I was going to start a thread if no one did on Monday. There was no preseason so I figured I would wait the same amount of weeks to get an idea of how all the teams were playing.

Yeah, the Dolphins beating the Seahawks is a tall order. Russell Wilson is incredibly accurate even on the bomb. He never seems to miss an open receiver. When I watch some other quarterbacks, and they miss guys who are open, I say, "Wilson would have made that throw." He just drops it right in their hands.

The only back-up plan the NFL has for COVID cases is that each team has a bye to play with. The Chiefs, Patriots, Steelers, and Titans didn't want to have their bye earlier than scheduled but at least they had that option. If any of those teams have cases during another week, then it's a big problem. I would think the NFL would have to consider a shorter regular season by one or perhaps two games depending on what happens in order to salvage the regular season. Postponing games late in the week certainly wreaks havoc with office pools.

Yeah, Rodgers also has amazing accuracy. He's had an off-putting attitude at times (all the time?) ever since the 49ers passed on him in the first round of the 2005 draft and selected Alex Smith instead. Rodgers, who is from Chico, CA and went to Cal, had hoped to be a 49er. Right after that, local Channel 5 sports reporter, Dennis O'Donnell, asked him how disappointed he was not getting picked by the team and he responded, "Not as disappointed as the 49ers will be that they didn't draft me."

Jess


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Originally posted by Raven:
Not many bites for this thread I guess.

Enjoy it while you can wolfie, Seahawks tomorrow. Big Grin That would be a big upset.

Two games now postponed this weekend for COVID. Steelers and Titans was known, but Patriots and Chiefs just announced. Rumor says QB Cam Newton is positive.

If this starts happening the whole schedule is in trouble because, unlike baseball, you can't just make up football games, you can't just drop them and there are no doubleheaders.

Aaron Rodgers is on fire and I like the Packers. However he told an interviewer that he is in a better head space because he split from his girlfriend. Big Grin That could be true, but he should have been classy enough not to say it. Wink

October 04, 2020, 09:23 PM
Batman
COLT POWER!

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October 05, 2020, 02:07 AM
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quote:
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COLT POWER!


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October 05, 2020, 07:07 AM
wolfie
Ahhh back to normal, we lost. Frown

However, if we are only one touchdown worse than the Seahawks then we can't be as bad as i thought. Smile

I mean we could be a New York team. Eek

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October 05, 2020, 08:41 AM
Raven
quote:
Originally posted by wolfie:
I mean we could be a New York team. Eek


Whenever there is a glimmer of hope both the Giants and Jets quarterbacks either throw an interception, or fumble, or get sacked 15 yards back of the line. Only if they played each other, which they don't this year, would someone win. Maybe, they could still tie. Big Grin

Be of good cheer, the Dolphins have 2 upcoming games with the Jets. Wink
October 05, 2020, 09:10 AM
wolfie
quote:
Originally posted by Raven:

Be of good cheer, the Dolphins have 2 upcoming games with the Jets. Wink



Great stuff, even the Colts beat the Jets. Elephant

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October 05, 2020, 11:32 PM
Batman
Wolfe!


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October 09, 2020, 10:20 AM
Raven
Just reported that all of the Jets personnel has been sent home because one person has tested positive. I'm sure there is more to the story, but that doesn't make it look good for Sunday's game, where Joe Flacco was supposed to start QB for the injured Sam Darnold. Darnold's only big injury is that he doesn't know how to win games. Big Grin
October 09, 2020, 09:52 PM
Raven
So its a false-positive and the Jets and Cardinals should play this Sunday. If Flacco does anything good at all, expect Darnold's shoulder to get worse. Big Grin

Isn't COVID testing grand? You can do it every day and still not know a darn thing. Wink
October 11, 2020, 08:09 PM
Raven
Once again the Giants have snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, although it actually was a great game to watch. At least they didn't beat themselves. Too bad about Dak, but Dalton is a decent QB.

Get ready wolfie, you get the Jets next week and not even a QB change can help them. Both the Giants and Jets are having perfect seasons so far. Big Grin

KC took an unexpected loss. Good, that whole team has had way too much exposure since becoming champions. Maybe they'll take it down a notch. Wink
October 12, 2020, 07:22 AM
wolfie
Whoooooooo Dolphins slaughter the 49. Clap

Bring on the useless Jets next week. Bouncey

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October 12, 2020, 03:35 PM
catskilleagle
Because we get all the 49ers games in the SF Bay Area, I was able to watch it. A great victory. People are being very critical of Garoppolo but there's no way his ankle was close to normal after just two weeks. I sprained my ankle once and it was still sore two weeks later (not easy walking through airports) and his sounds like it was worse than mine.

I'm not overlooking the Jets. In the history of Dolphins-Jets games they've beat us before when they were considered a less-talented team.

Jess



quote:
Originally posted by wolfie:
Whoooooooo Dolphins slaughter the 49. Clap

Bring on the useless Jets next week. Bouncey

October 12, 2020, 04:26 PM
catskilleagle
Getting back to potential COVID complications, it's already complicated in a real way. We now have a Tuesday game tomorrow and this week's Denver vs. New England game was rescheduled to next week. Next week's Dolphins/Jets game was moved as well. On one of the halftime shows they talked about a possible Week 18 as a catch-up week.

As the season progresses, the tougher it will be to reschedule games because they're going to run out of regular season weeks. There is that week between the conference championship games and the Super Bowl so they can shift games around and move back the playoffs using that week so that the Super Bowl remains on the already-scheduled day and site. It's possible the Super Bowl would have to be moved to another week but maybe the playoff teams will go into a bubble by then if multiple positive tests occur late in the regular season. The bubble worked out great for the NBA and their playoffs go for more weeks.

Jess
October 12, 2020, 04:27 PM
Raven
[QUOTE]Originally posted by catskilleagle:
I'm not overlooking the Jets. In the history of Dolphins-Jets games they've beat us before when they were considered a less-talented team.

Jess

I'm blessed with being able to see all Jets games and it is truly pitiful the amount of money they have spent year after year on a team that stinks year after year. Its not just the fault of the players, but its also the owners and management and coaching failures.

The Dolphins are looking up now and the Jets at 0 - 5 have nothing to play for if even the QB change was a dud. After the game Gase is arguing with Bell and the rest of the players are not going to kill themselves if they think a coaching change may be coming, which it sure should be.

If the Dolphins don't put the game away early and let the Jets hang around to get close, then they would deserve to lose it.
October 19, 2020, 06:11 AM
wolfie
So the useless Jets turned up and were turned into sushi. Dance

We are actually above the Patriots in the table, never thought i would be able to say that again. Clap

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