2 down..no surprises
I for one would love to see the look on JJ face if Brock Purdy has a solid, winning game. I live above a mile, too and love the view from here.Don't you think if Dallas loses...there will be hell to pay? Can you imagine the look on JJ's face as the clock ticks down & his Cowboys are at the losing end of the scoreboard. How does JJ wake up the next morning & face the NFL world knowing his Cowboys have lost to a "Mr. Irrelevant" led team & an overrated coach who is only head coaching because of his daddy. McCarthy might as well join Kingsbury in Thailand. Lol. The Cowboys simply can't lose - the orginization would implode. There's a small window for a team to win a SB these days & JJ has said this Cowboys team is the best he's seen in awhile & a legit SB contender. If they lose, you'll hear me LMAO all the way from the Mile High City.
Small tip but the ball hits the Dallas defender in the chest.. in the numbers and he dropped it...now TD San FranciscoIt would be dramatic of me to say that Dak is feast or famine, but he is buffet or half a can of beans.
I disagree that the picks weren't bad. They were both throws that he shouldn't have made, but in the wrong location if he was going to force them (especially the one at the 10 after a good drive). He also flat out missed some critical throws. Not having Pollard was tough for sure.Was surprised how well the Bengals just beat the Bills in almost every aspect of the game. I think their defense isn't getting the credit it deserves. But all the same, Burrow was surgeon like finding tiny cracks in the Bills defense and exploited them, and their OL held up just fine. More than fine. One of the announcers made a point on how far the Bills sack and pressures dropped after Von Miller was hurt. I hadn't noticed, but it had to be true. But that Cincinnati OL, and especially defense, under appreciated. Can they slow down Mahomes enough? The proof will be in the pudding there.
I agree Shanahan was conservative with Purdy for a lot longer than I would have thought. It made sense well into the 2nd quarter of a close game to take few chances, but it seemed he didn't make any real aggressive throws until well into the 4th quarter. Still, the 49ers won, and a tough game. They look quite good, and have a lot of weapons. Not sure they can beat the Eagles, at least the Eagle team that played yesterday, but we'll soon find out.
If Jerry fires McCarthy after this, unless he's 100% certain he can get Sean Payton, and I mean 100%, it would be an enormous mistake. McCarthy has been a very stabile coach, a pillar for a sometimes loose team. I'm not going to blame this loss on Dak though. He had two picks, but neither were horrible. The game ground back and forth, and he made some very sound decisions, including spreading the ball to 7 receivers, and only took a single sack. Losing Pollard hurt more than anything. But credit the 49ers.
Only one of the four teams left hasn't won a SB: Cincinnati.
They won't get rid of Dak. His contract is written to where his pay isn't absurd, but compels the team to keep him through 2023, then there's a potential out. So, 2023 will tell us a lot.It’d be crazy if Jerry tried getting Brady or Rodgers to replace Dak and ironic that the two childhood fans of the Niners join their arch rival.
Funny in that I'm not sure the 49ers can get past the Eagles. If Dallas defense gave them a stiff test, the Eagles will be harder. The team that gets behind in that game will struggle.Niners look great, just question marks still around Purdy but they have talent at every position. Looking to a Super Bowl repeat and this time the Niners look better while the Chiefs look a little worse.
Money. More Money.I realize that the officials are getting input from NY when they are reviewing plays/calls, but why in the world are they viewing the replays on a 12" tablet?
One week for a high ankle even a minor one sounds pretty skinny for me.. Not the sort of game you want to go into at 80 or 90% and it probably won't be that good.. Bengals have played the Chiefs well at their past few meetings so it should be a good one. 49ers will need to keep getting turnovers you would think. But something tells me that the flattering Cowboys win over the Buccs looked very similar to the Giants loss to the Eagles. Both teams were going to struggle in the playoffs and that just shows how good the Vikings really were.........I give the 49ers a chance but they need to generate much more offense than in the Cowboys game and there is no reason for Shanahan not to let Purdy wing it a little more. With neither team facing each other already this season its going to be interesting. With the Bengals on a shorter streak to the 49ers but still on a streak if the 49ers can win the SB from here, it will be some effort, needing to get past the two form QBs in the NFL or Mahomes with a rookie QB. 49ers fans have been happy to ride the rollercoaster so far but know it only gets harder from here.Mahomes has a high ankle sprain. I've talked about these before. Some players miss zero games and look 95% as good as normal. Others play, but aren't nearly as effective. Some miss a few weeks. The good news for KC is that Mahomes looked pretty good in that second half against Jax. So assuming he's mostly as good as normal, and he doesn't have to scramble on most throws, they'll be fine I think.
They won't get rid of Dak. His contract is written to where his pay isn't absurd, but compels the team to keep him through 2023, then there's a potential out. So, 2023 will tell us a lot.
I definitely do not blame Dak for this loss. They played well, but against the best defense in the NFL. As everyone has said, the may have lost anyway, but losing Pollard all but sealed it.
Funny in that I'm not sure the 49ers can get past the Eagles. If Dallas defense gave them a stiff test, the Eagles will be harder. The team that gets behind in that game will struggle.
I also don't see KC as a certainty over Cincy, at all. In fact, I think this is going to be a very hard game for the Chiefs. While my guess is the Eagles in the NFC, I'm at a tossup in the AFC. Game is in KC, but Cincy looked better than KC this weekend.
It depends on how much stretching and/or tearing of the ligaments have occurred (I've had 2 high-ankle sprains in my younger athletic days & they're extremely painful on just trying to weightbear). Mahomes had an MRI today confirming the high-ankle sprain but the medical team isn't going to reveal the true extent of the injury for obvious reasons..He could have a torn ligament (s) for all we know. I'm sure it'll be aggressive & intense rehab all this week & they can do a heavy tape job plus a pain injection at game time. But it's going to be all about how mobile he can be, pain tolerance & the risk of the Bengals taking some shots at that ankle.Mahomes has a high ankle sprain. I've talked about these before. Some players miss zero games and look 95% as good as normal. Others play, but aren't nearly as effective. Some miss a few weeks. The good news for KC is that Mahomes looked pretty good in that second half against Jax. So assuming he's mostly as good as normal, and he doesn't have to scramble on most throws, they'll be fine I think.
More than a BILLION+ (over 10 years)?!Money. More Money.
Philosopher Eric Hoffer's "Ordeal of Change" thinking.
I've said a dozen times, it's baffling how we at home can tell within 30 seconds if a call is good or bad 99% of the time, yet officials take a few minutes. Since the technology obviously exists for the footage to be reviewed remotely, easily, quickly (as we can all attest), the rules should be changed to where it's reviewed at a centralized location, and if not determined to be overturned within 1 minute, the call on the field stands. There will be a few blown calls, but it will also compel the officials to streamline the process, work with efficiency.
I also believe on field referees should both be trained at such an officiating office, as well as spend one game a year, maybe just pre-season at first, learning those ropes as well.
Having extra long commercials, while on field referees look at the play is mindblowing. Just because they went from 1986 technology, to 2012 technology, doesn't mean they can't keep moving forward, and make use of what's been available for years and years now.