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ROSS MY SALAD
Feb 22, 2007

X-Thames got the defense on lock.


We've made it through the long hot offseason, it's September, the first week of college football is behind us, and real NFL games that matter are mere days away.

The defending superbowl champion Seattle Seahawks kick off the season this Thursday, hosting the Green Bay Packers. The rest of the week 1 slate will take place Sunday as per normal, and the annual MNF Double Header to cap off week 1.

Current news topics:

-The 49ers are apparently all evil thugs and Harbaugh is the ringleader
-Michael Sam was released and apparently won't make the practice squad in St. Louis.
-The Chiefs locked up Alex Smith for four more years. I am sorry Parm.
-gently caress Roger Goodell
-Bortles

Football

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shiksa
Nov 9, 2009


Bortles, rookie of the year, Super Bowl champ, MVP of my heart.

Eifert Posting
Mar 31, 2007

Atkins Diet


Does Bortles abort ortles of tortles? Or bort Bortles quortles of zortles?

Lazerbeam
Feb 4, 2011



When's the practice squad deadline? Chicago has 0 players signed to theirs so far.

E_Motion
Oct 26, 2004

Your fortuitous arrival is most welcome! Now, I am spared the bother of hunting you down!

Aww yeah, finally we're back to weekly threads, and football every Sunday until September!

Here's to being hilariously optimistic and dreams being broken by week 4!

ALL-PRO SEXMAN
Nov 8, 2006

Veni, vidi, Lombardi.


Hey Trent,

Cut Ray MacDonald, sign Michael Sam.

wheez the roux
Aug 2, 2004

the agony
and the ecstasy


IT'S loving FOOTBALL WEEK

E_Motion
Oct 26, 2004

Your fortuitous arrival is most welcome! Now, I am spared the bother of hunting you down!

ALL-PRO SEXMAN posted:

Hey Trent,

Cut Ray MacDonald, sign Michael Sam.

Is Chris Culliver still a 49er? If so, this x3

ALL-PRO SEXMAN
Nov 8, 2006

Veni, vidi, Lombardi.


E_Motion posted:

Is Chris Culliver still a 49er? If so, this x3

He is, and I agree.

ROSS MY SALAD
Feb 22, 2007

X-Thames got the defense on lock.


I don't think Sam would fit very well in a 3-4.

ALL-PRO SEXMAN
Nov 8, 2006

Veni, vidi, Lombardi.


ROSS MY SALAD posted:

I don't think Sam would fit very well in a 3-4.

Well yeah, but Ray MacDonald's suspended rear end won't be much use either.

wheez the roux
Aug 2, 2004

the agony
and the ecstasy


literally any team in the league would do well to have him at least on their practice squad and he's probably backup quality for (at minimum) a solid half of teams and starter-level for a handful too. especially for rookie-contract cost, and the fact that he will only get better from here under a good coach + assistants regime

so this is loving ridiculous

ROSS MY SALAD
Feb 22, 2007

X-Thames got the defense on lock.


wheez the roux posted:

literally any team in the league would do well to have him at least on their practice squad and he's probably backup quality for (at minimum) a solid half of teams and starter-level for a handful too

so this is loving ridiculous

It's only been a day since he's cleared waivers, I'm fairly sure he'll get signed to someone's practice squad. It isn't like he's been out there waiting for a month

wheez the roux
Aug 2, 2004

the agony
and the ecstasy


ROSS MY SALAD posted:

It's only been a day since he's cleared waivers, I'm fairly sure he'll get signed to someone's practice squad. It isn't like he's been out there waiting for a month

i hope so, i would love for my cynicism to prove dumb as hell. rams are loaded, I get that, but not being claimed on waivers when there are certainly teams for which he'd be an upgrade (and a cheap one at that) is not a positive. though i get that a team who hasn't seen him play would like to see him work in their scheme in practice before committing to a contract so i'm probably being too kneejerk right now

ROSS MY SALAD
Feb 22, 2007

X-Thames got the defense on lock.


wheez the roux posted:

i hope so, i would love for my cynicism to prove dumb as hell. rams are loaded, I get that, but not being claimed on waivers when there are certainly teams for which he'd be an upgrade (and a cheap one at that) is not a positive. though i get that a team who hasn't seen him play would like to see him work in their scheme in practice before committing to a contract so i'm probably being too kneejerk right now

Claiming him off of waivers means that he'd be immediately signed to a 53 man roster though, and it's probably hard for a team to do that for an undersized rookie specialist who doesn't know any system other than St. Louis'.

I think it's just more of a practical thing than a cynical thing

wheez the roux
Aug 2, 2004

the agony
and the ecstasy


ROSS MY SALAD posted:

Claiming him off of waivers means that he'd be immediately signed to a 53 man roster though, and it's probably hard for a team to do that for an undersized rookie specialist who doesn't know any system other than St. Louis'.

that's basically what I meant to say but I wasn't very clear

Ehud
Sep 19, 2003

I AM A MIAMI DOLPHIN
I AM A WARRIOR AND A
MEMBER OF AN
UNBEATABLE TEAM


NFL Week 2: The Dolphins are 0-1

Maxsmart
May 24, 2008

Mexichat


Alex Smith -

Born: May 7, 1984

Died: September 7, 2014

Some French Guy
Aug 30, 2003


As I have no idea who to root for, since I recently got into watching the NFL, I'm gonna ask you guys. I kinda like the patriots, I thought Gronkowski was a beast last year. That's pretty much the only non QB name I can remember.

Ehud
Sep 19, 2003

I AM A MIAMI DOLPHIN
I AM A WARRIOR AND A
MEMBER OF AN
UNBEATABLE TEAM


Some French Guy posted:

As I have no idea who to root for, since I recently got into watching the NFL, I'm gonna ask you guys. I kinda like the patriots, I thought Gronkowski was a beast last year. That's pretty much the only non QB name I can remember.

Anyone but the Patriots.

Also, Gronk was hurt for most of last year so you may be thinking of somebody else.

Bigass Moth
Mar 6, 2004



Let's go the Browns bitch.

16-0 or 0-16 begins now.

Bort Bortles
Jul 12, 2008

My QB is also named Bort


I wish the Texans played the Jaguars before week 14 so Watt+Clowney could kill Henne for us.




Bigass Moth posted:

Let's go the Browns bitch.

16-0 or 0-16 begins now.
gently caress you, go browns!







edit: I cant wait to see Orton play for the Bills, dropping bombs to Watkins. I hope Watkins sits out a few weeks to heal his ribs up, long enough for Manuel to get benched/Orton to learn the playbook. Then Watkins and Orton march onto the field and own everything.

Some French Guy
Aug 30, 2003


Ehud posted:

Anyone but the Patriots.

Also, Gronk was hurt for most of last year so you may be thinking of somebody else.

Na that was him ! I remember when he got hurt, I was like "well, now I know noone". Probably saw him in some games the year before, I think I saw a couple.

ROSS MY SALAD
Feb 22, 2007

X-Thames got the defense on lock.


Some French Guy posted:

As I have no idea who to root for, since I recently got into watching the NFL, I'm gonna ask you guys. I kinda like the patriots, I thought Gronkowski was a beast last year. That's pretty much the only non QB name I can remember.

Go Patriots Go

Anyone but Denver

Maxsmart
May 24, 2008

Mexichat


Some French Guy posted:

As I have no idea who to root for, since I recently got into watching the NFL, I'm gonna ask you guys. I kinda like the patriots, I thought Gronkowski was a beast last year. That's pretty much the only non QB name I can remember.

You should root for the Chiefs, so you can know what disappointment feels like.

Daedra
Mar 13, 2002

Titans and Vols, bitch.


Somehow I think the Titans are going to be worse.

Ehud
Sep 19, 2003

I AM A MIAMI DOLPHIN
I AM A WARRIOR AND A
MEMBER OF AN
UNBEATABLE TEAM


Daedra posted:

Somehow I think the Titans are going to be worse.

I always forget the Titans are a thing

Parmesan Basil
Nov 12, 2008

DO NOT DENY YOUR DESTINY


Hard to be excited about this year, but I'll try. It will be very interesting to see how good Geno and Teddy become.

Incitatus
Dec 16, 2005

Show me your Gen-O face.

Grossman Hype!







Houston needs to sign this man.

Eifert Posting
Mar 31, 2007

Atkins Diet


Some French Guy posted:

As I have no idea who to root for, since I recently got into watching the NFL, I'm gonna ask you guys. I kinda like the patriots, I thought Gronkowski was a beast last year. That's pretty much the only non QB name I can remember.

So you like Gronkowski? You know who has exactly as many Gronks as 31 of the current NFL teams? The Cincinnati Bengals.


Root for the Bengals.

Tavarin
May 10, 2003

I am definitely a madman with a box


Lazerbeam posted:

When's the practice squad deadline? Chicago has 0 players signed to theirs so far.

There's technically not a deadline since they can rotate players on the squad most of the season.

Doesn't look like they are official, but looks like they have five players decided based on http://www.chicagotribune.com/sport...0831-story.html

Cornerback Al Louis-Jean, Wide receiver Josh Bellamy, center Taylor Boggs, guard Ryan Groy and linebacker DeDe Lattimore.

Incitatus posted:

Grossman Hype!



Houston needs to sign this man.

Poor Rexy.

The Mutato
Feb 23, 2011

Neil deGrasse Highson

Some French Guy posted:

As I have no idea who to root for, since I recently got into watching the NFL, I'm gonna ask you guys. I kinda like the patriots, I thought Gronkowski was a beast last year. That's pretty much the only non QB name I can remember.

I reckon watch a few games a get a feel for all the teams, you'll probably develop a few crushes and eventually settle on one. I started supporting the Cowboys because as a little kid in Australia I always liked the North Queensland Cowboys and I needed a team for Madden 05. Only later did I realise what a terrible mistake I had made..

FeedingHam2Cats
Nov 10, 2009



Some French Guy posted:

As I have no idea who to root for, since I recently got into watching the NFL, I'm gonna ask you guys. I kinda like the patriots, I thought Gronkowski was a beast last year. That's pretty much the only non QB name I can remember.

It's the Ravens. You're gonna want to like the Ravens

rsjr
Nov 2, 2002

yay for protoss being so simple that retards can win with it

Some French Guy posted:

As I have no idea who to root for, since I recently got into watching the NFL, I'm gonna ask you guys. I kinda like the patriots, I thought Gronkowski was a beast last year. That's pretty much the only non QB name I can remember.

Get on the Jaguars train before it's too late man. Bad team though improving, Bortles.

Parmesan Basil
Nov 12, 2008

DO NOT DENY YOUR DESTINY


The Mutato posted:

I reckon watch a few games a get a feel for all the teams, you'll probably develop a few crushes and eventually settle on one. I started supporting the Cowboys because as a little kid in Australia I always liked the North Queensland Cowboys and I needed a team for Madden 05. Only later did I realise what a terrible mistake I had made..

no one in the AFC west

Doppelganger
Oct 11, 2002

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger


Can the Saints please sign Ryan Succop already?

Suspect Bucket
Jan 14, 2012

It may not be easy, but we ain't riding no tire fire merry-go-round.
-Gus Bradley

rsjr posted:

Get on the Jaguars train before it's too late man. Bad team though improving, Bortles.

TOOT TOOT c'mon ride the train train.

Then you can say you were a fan before the 2014 season and have total cred when they win the super bowl in 2017.

Phobeste
Apr 9, 2006

hush now, let the based god sleep


Eifert Posting posted:

So you like Gronkowski? You know who has exactly as many Gronks as 31 of the current NFL teams? The Cincinnati Bengals.


Root for the Bengals.

I wish the Browns hadn't released his brother... it was always funny watching them hang out on field looking exactly the same (dumb as a box of rocks)

Bigass Moth
Mar 6, 2004



If you live in the USA just choose the closest team. If you don't, choose whoever you like except the patriots.

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Real hurthling!
Sep 11, 2001



If you're just half invested choose the jets because its sweet lols all the time.

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