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the shadow knows
north miami beach, FL
jewboy law ,education and training and ordained Rabbi
Interests: music, and sports
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fellers, last time i checked it bwas still blocking and tackling that won games (or should win games when they're not playing pass-happy touch football in the NFL). nobody in the NFC was able to tackle marshawn lynch and if NE can't they'll lose. maybe same applies to lagarrette (have a) blunt.
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Mr. Woodcock, agreed on your opine concerning the patriots. the first three SBs he had midget receivers who couldn't do anything playing elsewhere and the last two were lost on defensive gaffes- the helmet "catch" and welker dropping the pass which would have put NE pout of the giants reach. as far as modernity goes, in my unhumble opinion (and that of bill walsh also) steve young was better than joe montana; unfortunately after he came off the bench ice cold to throw a bullet for a 1st down against the giants, roger craig fumbled the ball away to the NYG and yound was deprived of a chance to start in the SB against the bills, whom i believe theyt would have routed. young played on vastly inferior 49er teams than montana did and no one is gonna come close to the game young had in the SB against SD.
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Big Baby, still think it is a pick em game, but methinks that seattle will win. it would be nice for tom brady to win a SB again after two blown gamnes to the giants. really don't care which team wins so i won't be unhappy either way. both teams had great seasons, came back from the dead during the regular season and the seahawks in that incredible ending vs. GB. either way is fine for me. all the best to you and the guys as i have been aay from the computer for a few days.
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OC Dolphin, i don't believe that tom brady was involved with the ball changing. very time they changes balls in that wet and wild game an NFL official was responsible for getting a new one in play, if something was "off" with the balls, the officiating crew that handled that aspect of the game are more culpable than the players.
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Big Baby, i'm not so sure he was a "steal" as much of "a find".as you noted he had/has first round talent, but 62 passes on him until the dolphins cashed in. had they taken him in round one i might say a steal, but as noted the "experts" had him as a second day draftee which he was but the dolphins got plenty. i guess cam cameron's job is safe at LSU, especially now that they have a monster sophomore runner. what's wild is that LSU's defense has suffered while they have started putting points on the board more than occasionally. still holding the SB to be "pick-em"; we'll see how the injuries are comng close to gametime.
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fellers, article in SI stated that jarvis landry-in retrospect-should have been the 9th pick in last year's draft to minnesota. nothing against anthony barr, bruin that he is. good rookie year for landry-not odell beckham's numbers, but for the 63rd guy taken he more than paid his way.
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BACK TO GREEN BAY'S LOSS: why didn't the packers try going "over the top" of the defense- in the manner of sam cunningham (and herschel walker, bo jackson, reggie bush, and the evil trojan #32 against stanford in 68, when the daily indian ran a photo of #32 flying into the endzone parallel to the ground and captioned the picture "superman!!!"). it was said that woody hayes' most prized possession was his goal line defense, which was destroyed by sam vaulting hisself into the end zone FOUR TIMES!!! instead, they ran a bowling ball (kuhn) into the line once and had eddie lacy stopped short the other times they ran. the misplayed onside kick was a big play, but it should never have come to that. GB had every opportunity to make it a rout in the first quarter and blew the chance. 16 points in the first half shoulda been 24 points, which would have won the game.
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Mr. Woodcock, had a great dog during my high school and college years, the fantastic "dee dee"; one night she just disappeared. don't know for sure but methinks when dogs know they're on the way out they vanish and spare owners the anguish, which she did. never replaced her, as i believe that one dog per lifetime is the way to go. no other dog would ever replace dee dee, a miniature malamute. hope you enjoy your time with "sammy".
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Big Baby, "a perfect storm of awfulness" is exactly what happened to the dolphins that final day of the season. good old howard david was playing "where are the dolphins gonna play" when it was 24-13 and about 7 minutes left and what followed was the most incredible collapse until yesterday's effort by the packers. the ole shadow cannot pick between the two squads even with NE having the battle-tested brady against the still learning russell wilson. can make cases for both sides and will be watching a classic in the making- NE has brady and friends, seattle has a tough defense that won the game by not giving up TDs with two first and goals at the outset of the contest.
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ARE ALL YOU GUYS KIDDING? seattle is not gonna get hammered by NE; they may win, but the patriots are not gonna do to them what they did to denver last SB. the "wise guys" have made this a "pick 'em" game and i am in agreement. the ole shadow sees two evenly matched teams-both with bruising runners, stout defenses, and the patriots with a much more experienced QB. russell wilson was horrific the first 3 1/2 quarters yesterday, but got it going the last 1/2 quarter and in the OT. the seattle "comeback"/green bay el foldo was very reminiscent of the dolphins self-destructing against NE in the patriots first SB season. everything GB did was wrong, and that's what it took for seattle to come back and win.
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fellers, as stated on the previous thread, the ole shadow thought GB had a big shot against seattle; however i didn't see seattle imploding to the degree they have imploded today. frightfully bad number of penalties.
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citizens, now you can understand george allen's philosophy that the most important for a team is its rushing defense. no rushing defense and the packers have 14 points instead of 6. is seattle gonna self destruct all game long?
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Naples, nobody i see going today is gonna be the next tom brady. luck is uber talented, as is aaron rodgers-but until they have gotten themselves into five SBs. it is a shame that the helmet play and a welker drop cost NE against the NYG. methinks the patriots will win comfortably against the colts, especially with their big runner out. they havr talent on the bench, but not trent richardson tough.
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fellers, does anybody else think that GB has a big shot against the seahawks, provided that aaron rodgers is healthy? the colts methinks will get hammered by NE.
Toggle Commented Jan 18, 2015 on Faux Tweeter Tuesday at OC Dolphin's blog
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IMAWriter, UM's basketball team is no pushover for anybody. amazing what coach jim l can do with JC players and players nobody wanted. the guy is one of the really great coaches around despite being 15-20 years older than the other top flight coaches in the country, not just the ACC.
Toggle Commented Jan 18, 2015 on Faux Tweeter Tuesday at OC Dolphin's blog
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Big Baby, you are right about steve mcnair, but he may turn out to be the last of the good players to come from the "black" colleges. whatever happened to that speedball the dolphins took, believe he wore #10 and who went to the jets? he was supposedly a real find, now he is a real lost.
Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2015 on Faux Tweeter Tuesday at OC Dolphin's blog
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GONE ARE THE DAYS... of southern, alcorn, jackson state, bethune-cookman, florida a&m, grambling ... and the rest of the traditional black colleges sending guys to the pros. the integration of the the SEC and former southwest conference has taken the athletes that formerly wouldn't have played for their schools and let them enroll. it is a rare player who makes it from the aforementioned schools into the NFL. many HOF players attended the "black" colleges-walter payton, bob hayes, willie lanier,.... an era has long passed.
Toggle Commented Jan 15, 2015 on Faux Tweeter Tuesday at OC Dolphin's blog
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Big Baby, if the bucs take jameis winston and all his issues, good luck to them. i didn't watch the entire game, but i wouldn't consider mariotta as "having laid an egg"; it was about time for a stronger team to push the ducks around on defense, and as previously mentioned methought it would be FSU who would do it, but they self-destructed against oregon. one of the draftniks had the NYJ taking mariotta with the sixth pick, and he may not even last that long. jameis winston was the QB who "laid an egg" in the rose bowl, with the help of his fumbling teammates and fumbling self.
Toggle Commented Jan 15, 2015 on Faux Tweeter Tuesday at OC Dolphin's blog
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Jimbo, the jets need some new offensive blood in their coaching staff to replace rex. todd bowles may turn into a good HC, but they just left a better defensive mind go. wonder who rex is gonna get for his offense, which has a lot of good players should they stay-cj spiller, sammie watkins, freddie jackson and more. if ej manuel matures into some consistency, they will be a handful-the bills' defense is already pretty good methinks.
Toggle Commented Jan 14, 2015 on Faux Tweeter Tuesday at OC Dolphin's blog
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fellers, very happy that rob konrad is still with us, but aren't people advised not to go into the water alone or fish alone out in the ocean?
Toggle Commented Jan 14, 2015 on Dolphins do swim at OC Dolphin's blog
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Mr. Woodcock, "12 gauge"? isn't that a term associated with "scatterguns'? i'd rather have a rifle of an arm in the NFL than a shotgun; speaking of which... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_XYlvN_-C0
Toggle Commented Jan 14, 2015 on Best games still to come. at OC Dolphin's blog
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Mr. Woodcock, as a fan of option football-whether it be wishbone, single wing variations,or even the veer T, i love watching guys flying around the backfield w/o knowing whose got the ball. GT thrashing miss state was the highlight of the post season for me; paul johnson is a really good coach whose team had a really good year and almost beat FSU in the ACC game. comparing option football where they run to that every down is a pass in the NFL is a no-brainer. the best running/defense left is that of seattle, with no guarantee that hey can/will beat GB. methinks that the patriots will hammer the colts and then lose again to a stronger NFC representative. it is amazing what NE does with 2nd and 3rd tier talent offensively besides brady and gronkowski. julian edelman? danny amendola? brandon lafell? incredible that brady and his coaches transform this group into gamechangers!
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2015 on Best games still to come. at OC Dolphin's blog
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Big Baby, the ducks were 2/14 on third and fourth downs, which means a loss in most situations. mariotta stock dropping after a game where he had 330+ yards throwing, got his team back in the game only to have his defense not be able to do the most critical thing in football: STOP THE RUN!!! #8 for the ducks is a better pro prospect than winston, car deal, and most others; i would think bryce petty of baylor is up there-what i can't believe is that hundley of the bruins is the 3rd rated QB coming out, and he is not close to mariotta in skill/ability to these eyes.
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2015 on Best games still to come. at OC Dolphin's blog
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Big Baby, not surprised at all that ohio state pushed the lightweight oregon defense around last night; just thought it would FSU that would accomplish that. little things- oregon drops a right in the gut pass on third down on their second series, buckeyes make a fourth down by two inches on their 97 yard scoring drive-that turn things around. nobody runs the ball much in the pac-? and the big-? showed up on new year's day, beating baylor, auburn,missisippi (i think)- and proved to be a stronger conference than given credit for. urban mayer is a good guy and needless to say a great coach, and as the ole shadow has been saying over and over-winning with the 3rd string QB. as much as i dislike the buckeyes, they hammered oregon for all to see. repeating isn't so easy to do, so no forecasts for next year quite yet.
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2015 on Best games still to come. at OC Dolphin's blog
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Big Baby, favre may have had the best year of his career at age 40, but the last three years he played (GB,jets, vikings) i believe that his last pass of each season were INTs that locked the door to the playoffs for whichever club he was QBing (maybe not the last one for the vikings). the one against NO got the saints into the super bowl, where they defeated the colts. consider how bad marino was his last few seasons and manning will be close to that drop-off, which was drastic.
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2015 on Best games still to come. at OC Dolphin's blog
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