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by racepug
Wed May 22, 2024 7:38 pm
Forum: Football Talk
Topic: Looking At the Teams That Attempted to Threepeat
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Re: Looking At the Teams That Attempted to Threepeat

1980 Steelers I think of all the teams on this list, this one is the "oldest". The Steelers were past their prime, especially on defense. They had 18 sacks all year. Yeah, mention of the 1980 "Stillers" surprised me. I remember reading, once, that even Terry Bradshaw has admitte...
by racepug
Thu Apr 25, 2024 9:52 am
Forum: Football Talk
Topic: 1985 Seattle Seahawks
Replies: 3
Views: 2825

Re: 1985 Seattle Seahawks

My memory of 1985 is that expectations for the Seahawks going into the season were pretty high, presumably because they finished 12 - 4 (after a 12 - 2 start) the year before without the services of star RB Curt Warner (who blew a knee out in the season-opening rout of the CLE Browns). At least, tho...
by racepug
Mon Mar 25, 2024 5:11 pm
Forum: Football Talk
Topic: More fodder. . .
Replies: 24
Views: 21838

Re: More fodder. . .

Results are in and for the most part the banning of the "hip-drop" tackle is NOT popular: https://www.yahoo.com/sports/jj-watt-li ... 14790.html
by racepug
Mon Mar 25, 2024 4:02 pm
Forum: Football Talk
Topic: More fodder. . .
Replies: 24
Views: 21838

Re: More fodder. . .

I've not been one to complain, generally, about efforts to make the game safer but this might be a turning point for me: https://sports.yahoo.com/nfl-bans-hip-drop-tackle-despite-nflpas-objections-150902401.html I don't remember even hearing the term "hip-drop tackle" before last year. I s...
by racepug
Tue Mar 19, 2024 5:01 pm
Forum: Football Talk
Topic: PIT QB signings
Replies: 6
Views: 8314

Re: PIT QB signings

Personally, I think that Russell still "has it" and if he can resemble in any form his SEA self and Justin Fields can learn from that then PIT should be in pretty good shape at QB for a while.
by racepug
Tue Mar 19, 2024 3:39 pm
Forum: Football Talk
Topic: 2021 QB draft class
Replies: 6
Views: 8464

Re: 2021 QB draft class

This class was so hyped too. I never bought into Wilson, but I thought there was no way Jones would be worse than alright, especially after the first year. The biggest surprise might be Lawrence just being decent, though . T.L. had real issues with turning the ball over late last season and, like y...
by racepug
Mon Mar 18, 2024 1:33 pm
Forum: Football Talk
Topic: PIT QB signings
Replies: 6
Views: 8314

PIT QB signings

R.W. and Justin Fields. How do Steelers fans feel about that? (personally, I think the Steelers made a killing with those signings. On that basis, alone, I expect the 'Stillers' to be much improved in 2024)
by racepug
Mon Mar 18, 2024 1:13 pm
Forum: Football Talk
Topic: 2021 QB draft class
Replies: 6
Views: 8464

2021 QB draft class

Not very impressive (to say the least): https://www.insidehook.com/sports/nfl-2 ... e-class-24
by racepug
Fri Mar 15, 2024 7:57 pm
Forum: Football Talk
Topic: Aaron Donald Retires
Replies: 9
Views: 8813

Re: Aaron Donald Retires

Absolute first ballot HOF'er and a dominant force. His ability to shed a tackle and just appear out of a mass of bodies at the line and rocket towards a QB was something else. He could go from being engaged in a block to engulfing a QB 7 yards away in seemingly less than half a second. Yup. His abi...
by racepug
Fri Mar 15, 2024 1:29 pm
Forum: Football Talk
Topic: Aaron Donald Retires
Replies: 9
Views: 8813

Re: Aaron Donald Retires

Bad news for the Rams. GREAT news for O-linemen and QBs throughout the league. I'm not gonna lie and say that I've seen and evaluated every single D-lineman who's ever played in the N.F.L. but after watching Aaron Donald over the last decade I can't imagine that there's ever been a better defensive ...