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Feb 7, 2016, 09:27 PM
 
Denver's defense is rolling today, if they win the narrative will be all about Manning but he owes everything this season to his legendary defense.
     
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Denver manhandled the Pathers today, Peyton gets his storybook ending.
     
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Great defensive game, Miller was a force of nature out there. Probably the first game I've seen where Cam (whom I like) was more of a liability than an asset. He never calmed down and the Denver D line beat the stuffings out of him the whole game. Although pretty much any quarterback could have played for the Broncos in that game, and it definitely wasn't Manning's best game this season, I'm very happy for him (2nd Super Bowl win and 200th win overall). He needs to get out now while he can still walk, he has nothing else to prove. Peyton's legacy is insured.
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Yeah, let's hope Payton doesn't pull a Favre. Happy for him.

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Feb 8, 2016, 01:57 AM
 
Indeed. That Broncos defense was just amazing (I'm watching it again). Top to bottom, they may be the best to ever play in a Super Bowl.
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Poor ole Scam Newton
     
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Feb 8, 2016, 02:47 AM
 
I like Cam, he's a good athlete, the problem is he's bought too heavily into his own hype and needs a lot more experience. He was starting to believe that he really was Superman, how could that not end badly for him?
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Feb 8, 2016, 08:11 AM
 
Newton walked out on his post game interview. The guys on the NFL Network ripped him for it.
     
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Originally Posted by Chongo View Post
Newton walked out on his post game interview. The guys on the NFL Network ripped him for it.
I've rolled my eyes at the whole "controversy" surrounding him in the buildup to the Super Bowl, but his post-game interview was like watching a 5-year-old sulk.

I just don't think the guy has ever been forced to grow up, but I'm not going to rip him too hard for it. He'll probably grow quite a bit from the whole experience.
     
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Feb 8, 2016, 12:18 PM
 
Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
He needs to get out now while he can still walk, he has nothing else to prove. Peyton's legacy is insured.
While he rightfully ducked the question after the game, you could tell he was already emotionally struggling with it a bit. I'm sure it's time.

The story is too good for it not to happen. I'm sure he'll physically deteriorate even more if he tries to come back next season. It's time.
     
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Saw that pop up on Reddit a little earlier today. Seems like that's probably what happened. That would be hard to stomach.
     
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Feb 8, 2016, 03:57 PM
 
If he can't handle loud CBs and mild trash talk, he shouldn't be in the NFL. All that was being said was that the corners shut down Cam and the Panthers receivers all night, and they did (which allowed the Broncos to rush 5 80% of the time, making the pocket a miserable place to be).
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I don't recall seeing Palmer doing this when my Cardinals lost to the Panthers.
     
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Of course, Brady getting booed by the crowd was pretty spectacular.

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Feb 8, 2016, 09:12 PM
 
If you can't take it, don't dish it.

It may have been hard sitting close to and hearing a defensive player talking about stopping you, but you can't act like that when your response to people questioning your celebration antics is to say "Don't let me in the endzone".
     
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I don't recall seeing Palmer doing this when my Cardinals lost to the Panthers.
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Yeah, when I saw that on TV I almost threw something. That's a "grown man"? Please.
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Maybe we should send Cam one of theses:
     
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He'll take the label of, and write "CAM" on it ;-)

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Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
Indeed. That Broncos defense was just amazing (I'm watching it again). Top to bottom, they may be the best to ever play in a Super Bowl.
Nope. 85 Bears.



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Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
Nope. 85 Bears.



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In a *Super Bowl*

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Originally Posted by starman View Post
In a *Super Bowl*
Still disagree. By any objective measure, the '85 Bears were a more potent defense than the '15 Broncos. And they DID play in and win a Super Bowl.

Bears won 46 to 10 against the Patriots.
Bears allowed 7 NET rushing yards. Yikes.

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Too Funny.

     
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Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
Nope. 85 Bears.



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Yeah, those Bears were juggernauts. I don't know advanced stats in football at all, but can those numbers be pace adjusted from 85 to the present? I certainly wasn't watching football in the mid 80s but my impression is that offence is much easier to come by today.
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Originally Posted by ShortcutToMoncton View Post
Yeah, those Bears were juggernauts. I don't know advanced stats in football at all, but can those numbers be pace adjusted from 85 to the present? I certainly wasn't watching football in the mid 80s but my impression is that offence is much easier to come by today.
Rules have changed drastically since then. It's as impressive, IMO, what the Broncos did this year to some pretty potent offensive teams. If you gave the Broncos the lead you were most likely never getting it back. With illegal contact/DPI/Defenseless Receiver/Helmet2Helmet/etc... they nearly matched the 85 Bears. That said, 64 takeaways and 64 sacks....good lord.
     
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Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Rules have changed drastically since then. It's as impressive, IMO, what the Broncos did this year to some pretty potent offensive teams. If you gave the Broncos the lead you were most likely never getting it back. With illegal contact/DPI/Defenseless Receiver/Helmet2Helmet/etc... they nearly matched the 85 Bears. That said, 64 takeaways and 64 sacks....good lord.
4 shutouts, 2 coming in the playoffs, is pretty incredible too.
     
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They just won a SB with a corpse at QB.
     
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Apr 7, 2016, 09:25 AM
 
Sam Hinkie just had a 13 page meltdown before he resigned the sixers for ostensibly not having faith in his endless tanking. Completely delusional.
     
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Apr 7, 2016, 12:08 PM
 
I have to say, I'm not entirely stunned. He was just on Zack Lowe's podcast, and you could detect a hint of tension now and then while answering some of Zack's tougher questions.

I'm sure he's a good guy, but I hate his approach. I think it's bad for the league, but more importantly (and as Bill Simmons loves reiterating), I believe it's bad for the young guys they keep acquiring. They're expected to be fine with the public perception of being irrelevant losers for years — all part of the plan. There's no way this philosophy is good for their psyche.
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No one should be stunned since they brought in Colangelo. But it's obvious he was overthinking his job by a lot.

Also he looks like someone in UK parliament.
     
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Also, congrats to Lacob for jinxing the Warriors with his amazingly arrogant NYT interview.
     
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Jinx isn't official until midnight tomorrow.
     
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Well they could have gone past 73.

But they did ruin the Spurs historic season, which is something.
     
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Apr 25, 2016, 11:53 AM
 
Brady's suspension back on! Haven't read the analysis yet.
     
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I can't deal with another 7 months of this shit. He sits 4 games and the Pats still take the AFC East, but more importantly Goodel retains his power to do whatever the hell he pleases.
     
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This is the NFLPAs fault, that's Conan not having the 11:30 tonight show clause levels of incompetent.
     
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There's no way this ends well, either way, for the NFL. Bad look.
     
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I dunno, I feel it's worn out its outrage. Brady even restructured his contract to absorb the four game suspension with minimal impact.
     
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Yeah, Bermann poked a trillion holes in the Wells Report but that's not really pertinent to what happened here. The NFLPA agreed to give Goodell near limitless powers to punish and reprimand, and that's that.

Of course a suspension for an equipment violation equalling that of abuse and violence is naturally a gigantic pile of bullshit, but I simply can't care anymore.
     
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I wouldn't be surprised if Brady announced his retirement.
     
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Originally Posted by Chongo View Post
I wouldn't be surprised if Brady announced his retirement.
Yeah, why not suspend him indefinitely ;-)

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PFT Commenter with the gold medal

Well here’s some news for you- if Roger Goodell lets Brady get away with possibly being generally aware of someone possibly deflating footballs just barely under the league minimums then whats next? Extreme leniency for domestic violence violations?
     
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Also, congrats to Lacob for jinxing the Warriors with his amazingly arrogant NYT interview.
The jinx was more forward looking than anticipated.
     
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I missed that. What did he say in the interview?

Also, congrats to the San Jose Sharks on their first trip to the Stanley Cup. I'm glad olePigeon doesn't post in these forums anymore. I got tired of him jinxing us with his NHL threads.

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....sigh...

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Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
Also, congrats to the San Jose Sharks on their first trip to the Stanley Cup. I'm glad olePigeon doesn't post in these forums anymore. I got tired of him jinxing us with his NHL threads.
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