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WahooS
WahooS
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Quote Originally Posted by WahooS:

LSU wasn't in play, he was honestly going to follow Briles but when it was evident Briles wasn't getting a job in recent weeks he was going to favor Auburn, he likes a spread so Auburn is ideal for the most part (his passing skills will open up running game even more in the Gus offense)

those QB's at Auburn won't be happy once practice starts and its obvious they no longer have jobs   

but hey, someone has to be the starter

he will get so much hype once he's about 5 games into his career in the SEC, the fans will absolutely love that guy, he's the real deal




This is 100% on point.  He was waiting to see where the OC(Briles's son) was going to land and follow.  AU was his backup plan.  Although Auburn's OC was interviewing for HC jobs and if he left I wouldn't have been surprised to see Kendall Briles hired as the OC.
WahooS
WahooS
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Quote Originally Posted by WahooS:

he probably isn't even aware of how good he is, he didn't play much at Baylor as a freshman because of Russell being the starter

Nick won't lose sleep over him going to Auburn but he may lose a game next year if Auburn has enough talent around Stidham, guy throws super accurate lasers and can run, he's the total package, would have been best to ever lace them up at Baylor and I've seen them all up close, none had more skills than Stidham

Briles called him "STUDham" , they all knew how good he was going to be

now he gets to resurrect his career at a prominent SEC program, I can't wait to see him play, I've never been an Auburn fan but will be now, that's how much I like Stidham 




We signed a stud class of WRs last year and no doubt with Stidham signing on it will only bring more studs in this year's class and beyond.

He's going to have some shiny toys to play with.
Fcris12
Fcris12
Quote Originally Posted by Fcris12:

Apparently this line is suppose to go up. But I thought it was gonna go down so I took it early. I like Denver without the points as well anyway


I'd say it was pretty obvious after last Sunday that Car was going to get all the $, so if you liked the panthers in the SB you should've bet immediately however if you liked the broncos you should've waited til late next week and let the line move up.
bigslickk
bigslickk
Quote Originally Posted by zamigo6:

I already think its a totally stale line at 6...Broncos could be down 13 with 3 minutes left against the prevent defense and waltz down the field to push. Doesn't even need to be a particularly close game...In regards to the true probability of the outcomes here, laying 6 with Carolina isn't a good bet in my opinion. Its a championship game, and they are only concerned with winning, winning by 3 winning by 7, doesn't matter to them, they just want to be having photo shoots on the field as the clock expires. Not all that different to the college championship game, which to me seemed pretty one sided for alabama and they couldnt cover...


Yep, style points and margin of victory are useless.  Win by 1 or win by 50 coaches could care less they just want the W.
bigslickk
bigslickk
Article on CBS sports saying books have pushed it up to 6.

What's interesting, and makes me call BS, is in the article it claims the line opened at 5.5 and initially a ton of Denver money came in pushing the line down to 4 before the rush of Car $$ came in to push it up to 6.

Somebody is lying...


ajmaverick
ajmaverick
Good article thanks for posting it.  Only thing I can fault it for is the assumption by the writer about Carolina's running game.

It seems he has already decided Denver will shut down the panthers on the ground game.

What happens if Carolina has success running the ball?  What if Shula decides to roll with a heavy dose of read option with Cam toting the rock?  There's no reason to 'protect' him from hits or running the ball as there are no more games left to play.  Winner take all season at this point.
ajmaverick
ajmaverick
Quote Originally Posted by ajmaverick:

Naesiy, that's exactly what my bro was asking me tonight. What will Cam do when they get punched in the mouth? I'm interested to see his leadership in a tough game when things aren't going the best. It hasn't really happened al that much but there were average games by him in weeks 6-10 and of course the Atlanta game they lost. Everyone has their holes and no one is unstoppable. Yes, Cam Newton is a monster and will be the MVP but these are the things I'm interested to see how they play out.


From what I've seen out of him from his Auburn days until now, Cam is his best when the game is on the line.  Maybe it happens in the SB, but I've never seen a moment too big for him yet.  Just the opposite in fact-the bigger the moment the more he raises his game.  The 2nd half comeback in the 2010 iron bowl was unreal.  Down 24-0 at half on road @ bama.  Not sure how much more pressure one could find in a game.
lancer89074
lancer89074
Quote Originally Posted by Duderonomy:

Come Super Bowl time SOS tends to be one of the most important predictors in uncovering who will win the game.  Been tracking it a long time, and it is the primary basis for my Power Rankings.

In these playoffs, I was able to separate all teams into 3 different tiers.

In 10 games, the team from a lower tier beat a team from a higher tier only once (Patriots over Chiefs), and those two teams were separated by only a small margin, with the Pats playing at home.

All of the road teams that won in the playoffs were teams from higher tiers, having played tougher schedules (Seahawks, Packers, Chiefs), with the exception of the Steelers, who were playing against a team from the same tier, without their starting QB.

If you aren't paying attention to SOS, you are behind the 8-ball when it comes to figuring out who will win.

The Panthers and Broncos were both top tier teams this year, but their SOS puts the Broncos at the top of the list.  You can say they don't belong their, but most people had counted them out of this year's run for the championship.  They are battle-tested, in a big way.

The only thing that leads one to believe Carolina can step up is the fact that their two toughest opponents of the year (BY FAR) are the last two they have played.


Personally, I will always lean to the side of the team that has taken the tougher road; and historically, it has proven to be a successful predictor of who will win, more often than not!


If it's useful for the SB, why isn't it the same for the playoffs?  Car #27 just handed it to Arz #15 and Seattle #5.

Why does SOS become useful for the SB but not otherwise?

Denver #13 beat Pitt #3 and NE #18

I just don't find much use for this stat by itself.  I'll take it into consideration while looking at the big picture though.
LaHaterz
LaHaterz
Quote Originally Posted by Crashdavis565:

The Broncos have beat the Vikings, Packers, Chiefs, Bungles, Steelers and Patriots twice.

Who have the Panthers beaten?


Don't you think it's a tad late in the season to refer to this storyline?  Obviously both of these teams are top notch considering they've made to the SB.

At this point who've they played early in the season means squat.  It's a 1 game season now.
LaHaterz
LaHaterz
Quote Originally Posted by LaHaterz:

NFL Defense Team Stats Break down.... read into it as you will..

Total yards per game given up
DB #1 -- 283 ypg
CP #6 -- 322 ypg

Sacks
DB #1 -- 52
CP #6 -- 44

Points per game
DB #4 --18.5 PPG
CP #6 -- 19.2 PPG

Interceptions 
CP #1 -- 24 
DB #13 --14

Forced Fumbles
both teams have 22


I tell you what jumps out to me is the #1 ranking for the Car in the picks category.  That really sets up well for them against Manning if you ask me.  They also get after the QB with sacks.
LaHaterz
LaHaterz
Quote Originally Posted by budwiser:



 Newton is not a pocket passer like Manning.


I read that yet I've watched him sit in the pocket and make fantastic throws all year long.  Especially these past 2 playoff games.

Not sure what it is that makes people believe he can't make the throws.  Is is because he can run the ball like a RB and plow over LBs?
DaSaltySluG
DaSaltySluG
You can't be seriously implying that Carolina and Cam would underestimate any team.

That makes no sense.  Carolina is the one with the chip on their shoulder since everyone wants to keep talking about the panthers weak schedule and how Cam isn't that great of a QB.

I can assure you this Carolina team won't be sleeping on anybody.  They're as focused as any championship team I've ever seen.
joepa21
joepa21
Is Denver's D capable of disrupting the routes?  If they sell out on that strategy I'd think Gronk would go bananas.
thecentaur
thecentaur
Quote Originally Posted by sunglow:

Vegas will be bankrupted.. not happening


This right here is the reason to be concerned.  On the surface Car and NE are the better teams and should meet in the SB.

But the books will get hammered if both favs cover.  So I can still see both teams winning but one or both won't cover the #.
Shark_Attack
Shark_Attack
Our defense is a big ? right now.  Who do we have that can rush the passer?  Nobody as of yet.  Not sure if we have anybody in the secondary that can cover #16 for K. State.

If we can't get pressure on the QB and he gets rolling with his elite WR then we could be in for a dogfight.

I like what I saw defensively in the 2nd half of the Ark game, but did you block the first half out of your mind?  I sure would like to as Ark was running straight up the gut for 8-10 yards per play.  Our coaches blamed it on blocking strategies Ark used that we weren't expecting.  If you ask me we are still trying to find a dependable d-line to put on the field with all the experimenting by moving Adams and Wright from d-end to d-tackle.  We've got a true freshman LB pushing for a starting role b/c juniors and seniors are still making ridiculous mistakes.  We are still finding ourselves on that side of the ball.

Offensively we look about the same to me as last year with Nick under center.  Except right now we aren't as good at RB.  CAP and Grant are fine but they aren't Mason.  Coates is still a question mark to play thur. and when he isn't in the game it is a step down.  Him and williams out there at the same time makes a huge difference.

Our game right now is to run away(by scoring) from our opponents and wait for them to make a mistake or our defense to come up with an opportune stop or turnover, and then try to hurry up and get the score out of hand.

Talent wise, it's night and day b/w AU and K.State.  The speed differential should be very noticeable.  But then again just about every team that shows up to play K.State can say that, and somehow Synder teams just play mistake free football and lay it on the line.
gobuddygo
gobuddygo
The cajuns might go down this weekend.  This could be a decent ML play on the bulldogs.
Shark_Attack
Shark_Attack
Quote Originally Posted by TrebIecyde:

Anyone who actually believes Kansas State has a chance of staying within 21 points has not seen Auburn play this year. This team is much better than last year's championship team.


What a foolish and homer comment.  You've seen 2 games out of this year's squad.  You know nothing about this team yet.  Arkansas made our defense look stupid in the 1st half.  Gleaning anything from the san jose state game is a waste of time.  Johnson is still experimenting to find the right players to put on the field for defense.

As others have mentioned, synder at home is a covering machine.  As for the game, as long as it is close I look for AU to find a way to pull away late in the second half for the cover. 

But only a darn fool would boast about a blowout.
gator101
gator101
Neither WU or MG is working anymore to fund online accounts.  Both of them will just cancel the transaction and tell you they don't want to do business with you anymore.  Somebody is applying pressure to these companies to do this, as they used to do it no problem.
awwryte
awwryte
Auburn's problem isn't offense in this one. 

They can't stop the hogs.
Pasteur
Pasteur
Quote Originally Posted by Tigermike1975:


The Mets maybe with Colon in a first five play, as I will not be playing the Mets full game very often with their bullpen make up, and especially not against the Braves. I don't think Harang is -130 to Colon, his great first start notwithstanding..

Mostly likely I am just staying with O's and Brewers and possibly the parlay I mentioned, and maybe a west coast night cap.



Does that mean you would favor a 2nd half play on the braves?  Mets bullpen, braves bats, kimbrel closing