The Official 11'-12' National Football League Thread

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  1. KnightHawkke

    KnightHawkke A Man, Who Does Not Exist. TFW2005 Supporter

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    So comes the next year in the saga of the Greatest game on Earth.
    Already the most dramatic beginning in decades, lockouts, lawsuits, rookie salaries, concussion worries, new kickoff rules are just a few of the big stories swirling around this upcoming season...
    Of said upcoming season how much of it will we actually see? will there even be one at all? What will happen to those players drafted coming in April? do they sit in limbo with no contracts?...

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    Will the Packers repeat? Will the Lions continue their meteoric rise to the middle of the pack? Could the Chargers make .500 or better in the first 6 games? Will the Carolina Panthers even survive the season? one of the worst records last year with the hardest schedule of all this year! Ouchy

    Time will tell!

    Let the speculation begin!
     

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  2. Plastic Man

    Plastic Man The Man in Black

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    I don't know. All I know is the Browns better draft Patrick Peterson or AJ Green with that sixth pick. Or Marcel Dareus, but he won't be there probably. If they trade down to Redskins or some other team that needs a QB, it better be a great trade for us and the Browns better be guaranteed Julio Jones. IMO, Farley is great too, but he is higher risk than the rest.
     
  3. KnightHawkke

    KnightHawkke A Man, Who Does Not Exist. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Son of a Biscuit I misspelled the title.. fail :lol  (got a request in to fix it)

    I haven't been doing my due diligence on the draft this year, Hell I have hardly watched ESPN since the SB.

    Going to have to get caught back up before draft day.

    When it comes to the browns, I am just glad mangina is gone, maybe now they can move on to better things in a few years, they do seem to have some good pieces in place to keep building on. As for the Pats, hope they draft really well on the D side.
     
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  4. Red Alert

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    Someone will draft Newton too high.

    Someone will bitch if a deal gets done.

    8 teams will completely suck
     
  5. KnightHawkke

    KnightHawkke A Man, Who Does Not Exist. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Way way to high and he is in no way going to live up to the hype. Yeap and Probably more if they don't get any training camp in. If they stay in lock out past training camp the first few weeks are gonna be.. interesting to watch to say the least. Might be a lot of injuries.
     
  6. Plastic Man

    Plastic Man The Man in Black

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    Well, it's going to be Carolina. I think Newton is going first. ANd yes, people will say it's too high.

    I'm going to be bitching if the Browns trade down and don't get at least a 2nd rounder, if not more.

    I almost forgot to consider the massive improvements the Browns will have now that Mangina is gone. lol @ Mangina. You just can't play the game to 'not lose.' That can't be your goal. Pat Shurmur is an unknown, but at this point I just have to have faith in Mike Holmgren and Tom Heckart.

    The new kickoff rule really hurts Josh Cribbs and the Browns (especially if they draft Peterson). Stupid new rule. And Cribbs really needed to have a bounce-back year, because last year was not that good.
     
  7. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    My question is what team will just crash and burn. It seems like every year, the previous year's hot team just stinks it up.

    Look at Minnesota and Dallas, they were pretty hot and trendy SB picks but they didn't even make the playoffs last season.
     
  8. Red Alert

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    My moneys on Philly,Atlanta or Chicago in the NFC

    Colts,Jets or KC in the AFC
     
  9. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    I'll be happy withe Vikings can finish the season with a respectable record.
     
  10. KnightHawkke

    KnightHawkke A Man, Who Does Not Exist. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Oh no.. just thought about it, another x amount of weeks of Rex Ryan hamming it up for ESPN...Didn't I see the people who bring us ring pops make a big toe pop? just maybe...
     
  11. ronin0510

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    WHats the new kickoff rules? Sorry just havent followed football at all last 2 years..
     
  12. Gatehawk

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    Three things are certain if the season happens:

    1. Cam Newton will get too much hype for his own good.
    2. The Patriots will be the pick by way too many experts to win the Super Bowl, and choke when it gets close to that point.
    3. The Pack will show why they are the best in the league.
     
  13. Red Alert

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    Basically the new rules have stopped all run backs over 10 yards.
     
  14. doomboy536

    doomboy536 Universe Onslaught fanboy

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    That sounds like a big bag of fail to me.

    Can't wait for the new season :D  Go Pats!
     
  15. ChldsPlay

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    They reverted back to the old kickoff line that they had prior to the early/mid 90's. So now kickoffs will be from the 35, not the 30. I'm pretty sure there were still kickoff returns back then.
     
  16. AutoBobby

    AutoBobby The Collector

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    I'm so excited for three days of Mel Kiper Jr.!!!!

    After the draft he can crawl back under his rock until next year.
     
  17. KnightHawkke

    KnightHawkke A Man, Who Does Not Exist. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Kiper never sleeps, he waits....:lol 
     
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    Zathras Vive le Quebec Libre

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  20. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot The Strongest.

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    Gruden a tool? Really? Oh, Gruden, yes, he is a fuckin' tool.

    Anyway, this is a truly shitty series of events. This game is supposed to be made up of tough but logical men, but neither of those parameters seems to be met so far in all these negotiations. I don't wanna see what happened to hockey happen to football. Not that I think it could ever be that abysmal, but it could do some damage. I just hope we get to see a full season and neither side's greed allows them to take a dump on the most sensational game in the world.
     

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