NFL: 2012 Season

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  1. JohnBM01

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    There has never been a thread devoted to one season of the NFL. It's one thing I considered a bit strange even though I (and others) have started threads on individual seasons of various sports. That changes here as I've started this thread to discuss all the goings on for the 2012 season. Everything from training to the Super Bowl is discussed here.


    Let's get this deal started!
     
  2. sumbrownkid

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    I'm picking the Bears to win the NFC. If the o-line gets sorted out that is.

    12-4 season.
     
  3. StGeorge

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    Good shout! Jets for the super bowl this year! ;) I say that every year like but we're going to do it this year! :p

    Hall Of Fame Pre Season Game Aug 05th 9:00PM ET / 2:00AM GMT
    [​IMG] Arizona Cardinals AT New Orleans Saints [​IMG]



    Pre Season Game #1 Aug 09th 7:00PM ET / 12:00AM GMT
    [​IMG] Washington Redskins AT Buffalo Bills [​IMG]



    Pre Season Game #2 Aug 16th 8:00PM ET / 1:00AM GMT
    [​IMG] Cincinnati Bengals AT Atlana Falcons [​IMG]



    Pre Season Game #3 Aug 23rd 7:00PM ET / 12:00AM GMT
    [​IMG] Green Bay Packers AT Cincinnati Bengals [​IMG]



    Pre Season Game #4 Aug 29th 7:30PM ET / 12:30AM GMT
    [​IMG] Tampa Bay Buccaneers AT Washington Redskins [​IMG]
     
  4. Spacegoat

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    The Panthers need their defence to step up this year and actually stop teams from scoring. They shouldn't have to rely on Cam to throw 400+ yards every game. If they don't, sadly I can see us having another 6-10 season. :indiff:
     
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    I had posted this in the NFL General Discussion thread long ago. But to do it again, here is the schedule for my Texans in 2012:


    --- Preseason ---
    * 8/11 - @ Carolina
    * 8/18 - San Francisco
    * 8/25 - @ New Orleans
    * 8/30 - Minnesota

    --- Regular Season ---
    * 9/9 - Dolphins
    * 9/16 - @ Jacksonville
    * 9/23 - @ Denver
    * 9/30 - Tennessee
    * 10/8 - @ Jets (SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL)
    * 10/14 - Green Bay (MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL)
    * 10/21 - Baltimore
    {BYE WEEK}
    * 11/4 - Buffalo
    * 11/11 - @ Chicago (SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL)
    * 11/18 - Jacksonville
    * 11/22 - @ Detroit (THANKSGIVING DAY FOOTBALL)
    * 12/2 - @ Tennessee
    * 12/10 - @ New England (MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL)
    * 12/16 - Indianapolis
    * 12/23 - Minnesota
    * 12/30 - @ Indianapolis


    How about THAT schedule? I guess when you finally become relevant, you get more favorable schedules. This one is going to be tough for my boys. I think we can win a good number of those games. But man... this is a meat grinder of a schedule. Two Monday Night games, two Sunday night games, and you get to see my boys on Thanksgiving day. All we have to do is play up to that schedule and show we're better than we've ever been. It will be the Texans' what, 11th season? Got to earn this one.


    Plenty of reason to be excited for the new season if you're a Texans fan. I can only hope my boys can return to the postseason and maybe make a Super Bowl run. Or perhaps (if we do make it there) even win it all. Thing is, this season may be the toughest yet- plenty of big time games on the card this season for the Texans. Can we play up to the big time? Only the regular season will tell.
     
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    If the Lions don't keep their players in line, they will become the new Bengals.
     
  7. JohnBM01

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    Interesting... Jaws' QB countdown thing has my man Matt Schaub as his 13th best QB in the NFL. He noted about Schaub needing to improve his durability. I will agree with him on that. But to me, I don't think Schaub to the Texans is like Peyton Manning when he was a Colt. We're not really a QB-driven team. That's even if T.J. Yates were playing all 16 games next season.

    I'm surely excited for the upcoming season. However, I just wish we had more marquee HOME games. Only big Home game for us is the Monday Night match hosting the Green Bay Packers.
     
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    THIS JUST IN...

    Five years, $100M ($60M guaranteed)... Drew Brees got himself a new contract with the New Orleans Saints. So "Who Dat?" nation has its QB secured for a half decade.
     
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    Anyone wanting to talk football could visit the link in my sig. Let em know I sent you... Great site with great people.
     
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    In my opinion, it's a bit steap of a price. There's no doubt that he's a top 3 QB in the league, but he's making more the the rest of the offense as a whole. I'm glad he got paid, but more and more, it's becoming obvious that Brees is in it for the money more then anything.

    Good for him that he got paid, but he'd better produce for the next five years.

    Further, I hope he enjoys missing the playoffs, as it'll be hard to fill holes that now open up in the team as a result of cap space issues for the next 5 years.
     
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    The 49ers look pretty set with Receivers (As always)
    Ted Ginn Jr.
    Vernon Davis
    Michael Crabtree
    Randy Moss

    And now Chris Owusu, fresh from Stanford, and now under his old Stanford coach. If only we could get Andrew Luck and Toby Gerheart...

    Defense: we'll still have the best Backfield, in addition to Patrick Willis and NaVorow Bowman at LB.

    Running Backs... we're stacked. Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter, and now Rookie/Oregon star LaMichael James.

    The weak link still remains.... Alex Smith.
     
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    You forgot Mario Manningham in the list of 49er receivers.
     
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    NFL Training Camp is pretty much going on or about to start. Seems like we'll get our first look at the new and returning talent. I just want my Texans to build upon last season's successes and be a contender again. I think the this season will be infinitely tougher for the Texans. As far as the AFC South is concerned, I think the Texans could win the AFC South this season. Their only true competition will be our rivals- the Tennessee Titans. The only X-factor in the AFC South is how the Indianapolis Colts will be like.


    Next thing you know it, it will be time for the Preseason games.
     
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    Ochocinco says if he gets cut. He wants to become a porn star. All righty then.
     
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    ...Okay.

    On that note, let me just say that I cannot wait for the Preseason games to start next weekend. It will be our first chance to see how the newer players will fit into the current rosters. Some will get the starting love while others may join the practice team or get sent elsewhere.

    I've been SO over my failing 2012 Houston Astros that I've welcomely embraced Texans football now. It's been asked time and time again, and you know the answer if you're a fan- are you ready for some football?
     
  16. Omnis

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    49ers set at receiver? As always? What are you smoking?

    Niners have never been set at receiver unless you count Vernon Davis. Owusu is a big concussion risk and was a decent but not exceptional talent in college. Crabtree is an average possession receiver, Moss is hit or miss since he's old and bipolar, and Ted Ginn doesn't count as a receiver because he has stone hands. You have Manningham, Davis, and a power run game. That's it.
     
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    Moss is hit or miss, but much more stable than a no-name rookie.

    With Alex Smith's passing record, what else do we need? You just named the starting lineup. Run Triple backs/Wing(With motion stuff for the RB's at Wing), and 2 receivers.

    ^Granted, that wont happen. But with Owusu, we could now attempt a decent Spread offense, with Gore-James-Hunter rotating at RB. The issue there would be the Quarterback...

    Cut Ted Ginn some slack- He played Kick Return before being called up at Receiver.
     
  18. Omnis

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    You must not be very familiar with Ted Ginn. Guess who drafted him?



    Anyway, this is how I feel watching Hard Knocks:

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    When did Nike start making the NFL jerseys? I know it has been Reebok (much to my disdain) as long as I can remember.
     
  20. Patrick

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    Started this year.
     
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    Gotcha. I like that they don't say "Equipment NFL" anymore, I always thought that was a bit dumb.
     
  22. Omnis

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    Have you been under a rock? :lol:

    One thing to watch out for: pads popping out of collars. Shouldn't happen anymore if Nike's flywire crap is legit.
     
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    Ahh, preseason, the best time to try and injure key players on the other team.

    Pittsburgh leading 10 - 0 at this time. Go Steelers! :D
     
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    You're not on the Saints coaching staff are you? :sly:

    Seriously, I had no idea that the pre-season had started. :dunce:
     
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    I will admit I haven't followed much news over the summer (haven't flipped to ESPN since the Olympics started). And I don't remember seeing it happen with Oregon's jerseys, so they may be set.

    My question, why is Vick playing in the second quarter? Murphy's Law says gets hurt if he doesn't just play the first quarter like everyone else, and he did, although just a little bump.

    Also, good for Graham Harrell. Last I heard, he was playing in the CFL. I remember being really mad that he didn't get drafted after that awesome season he had with Crabtree at Texas Tech.

    I guess I would've heard about him earlier had I left my cozy rock :lol:.
     
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    RG3 looked alright tonight for the Redskins. Pretty good job under center, though it was against the Bills in the preseason. And the Bills suck. In pre-season, regular season, pretty much any season.
     
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    Halftime, and the Steelers are in the lead 13-0. Hopefully we can pull off a win, though we always seem give up the game after the first half.

    EDIT: I knew it. :mad:

    EDIT 2: I called it. Typical Steelers - dominating the game in the first half and then letting the other team win. :mad:
     
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    So now theres female refs

    I really hate how politically correct this world trys to be, even at it's own detriment

    Like the fat midget woman who was given the job of escorting a 6'3" 230 lb suspect through the court house in Atlanta because its sexist to think she cant do any job a man can do. She was easily taken out and a few people died when he took her gun.

    Now we have women on the field with the biggest and fastest athletes in the world who also happen to be wearing 20 lbs of armor.
     
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    My thoughts exactly. I aspire to officiating D1 college athletics as a part-time job, and they basically have a quota, mostly for race, not gender though. Officials are predominately white, but a sizable percentage (at least far out of proportion) are of other races, at such a ratio that good officials are left out for subpar ones of other ethnicities.

    I hope that didn't sound racist, I'm just stating what I've been taught in classes, it just happened to be about white people, which was in no way the point so please don't take it as such :scared:.

    Watch college football, there are many referees of other races than the majority (I haven't come across any bad college female refs, so I won't include that) who have such poor verbal skills or signals that it's painful to watch them. If you look at an official like Ron Cherry (ACC football ref), his signals are so overstated that it is obvious he's trying to draw attention to himself (the #1 no-no in officiating) and half the stadium can't understand what in God's name he's saying.

    The game on ESPN tonight was horrible. The man's clothes didn't fit (#2 rule of officiating is to "look as official as you are." If you look like a joke, coaches will treat you like one, and you have a longgg day ahead) and his hat was two sizes too big. He also gave a 15-yard unsportsmanlike for flexing. I understand you're fresh out of D2 ball, but watch some film before you go embarrass yourself in front of knowledgeable (for the most part) fans.

    /rant.

    Sorry, officiating just runs in my family, so it comes naturally to me. It angers me to no end to see mediocre officials get out of position or do something else stupid that causes all of us to look badly.
     
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    They did an alright job considering they're replacements. Only call the woman missed was a holding penalty.

    They definitely need Hochuli and crew back though. I don't think the NFL realizes that all the top refs are very successful people in their own right. They won't drop their demands because reffing is not their primary means to living though it may take up most of their time.
     
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