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Top 10 best NFL coaches

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Top 10 best NFL coaches

List of 10: Top 10 NFL Head Coaches of all time

Kyle Shanahan snatches defeat from jaws of Super Bowl victory

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Kyle Shanahan snatches defeat from jaws of Super Bowl victory

How Kyle Shanahan choked away the Super Bowl

Super Bowl LI (51) Recap

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Super Bowl LI (51) Recap

The Atlanta Falcons played the New England Patriots in the 51st Super Bowl. After last year’s boring slugfest, Super Bowl LI will be talked about until the end of time itself. The 11-5 Falcons were in the Super Bowl for the second time in franchise history. The 14-2 Patriots were playing in the Super Bowl a record ninth time. Bill Belichick and Tom Brady were appearing in their seventh Super Bowl, having won four of their previous six appearances. This was expected to be a Patriots coronation. As ESPN uber-annoucer Chris Berman has reminded us for the last 30 years, “That’s why the play the games.”

From the Houston stadium where the Texans play, President George Herbert Walker Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush came out for the coin toss. Despite being in a wheelchair, Bush 41 flipped the coin to loud raucous cheers from fans and players on both teams. The Bushes are beloved in their home city of Houston, and it was a very classy display by the fans.

The first quarter featured plenty of surprised but no points. On 3rd and 1 from their own 34, Laguerette Blount got the carry and no yards as the Patriots actually punted after a 3 and out on their first series. The Falcons took over at their own 8 yard line. On Atlanta’s first ply from scrimmage, Devonta Freeman took a pitchout and raced 37 yards. Yet on 3rd and 5 from midfield, Matt Ryan was sacked. It would not be the last opportunity Atlanta would waste. The Patirots moved from their own 10 to the Atlanta 40, but a sack of Brady ended that drive. In the second quarter the Patriots had moved from their 18 to a 1st and 10 at the Atlanta 33. It looked like New England was ready to strike first. Blount got the carry, gained 4 yards, and then fumbled the ball away. These two teams each had 11 turnovers in the entire regular season, the fewest in the league.

From the Atlanta 29, Ryan turned on the explosiveness. He went Julio Jones for gains of 19 and 23 yards. Freeman then ran for 15, 9, and the final 5 yards for a touchdown and a 7-0 Falcons lead. The Patriots went 3 and out and the Falcons took over at their own 38. Ryan kept firing, hitting Torry Gabriel for 24 and Jones for 18. On 3rd and 9 from the New England 19, Ryan went to Hooper for the touchdown. All of a sudden the Falcons led 14-0.

Then came the strangest drive of the half. The Patriots moved the ball from their own 25. Thee times the Patriots faced a key third down conversion Three times the Falcons were called for defensive holding. After over 6 minutes, the Patriots now faced 3rd and 6 at the Atlanta 23 with 2 1/2 minutes left in the half. Brady fired over the middle and never saw Robert Alford. Alford jumped the route and returned the interception 82 yards for a touchdown. In front of a stunned world, the Falcons led 21-0.

After a touchback Brady ran the 2 minute drill well. With 23 seconds left in the half, the Patriots had a 1st and 10 at the Atlanta 15. Brady went to White for 12 yards down to the 3, but a killer offensive holding penalty followed by a sack had the Patriots facing 3rd and 18 from the 23 with 5 seconds left. Stephen Gostkowski hit the 41 yard field goal but the Patriots were down 21-3 at halftime.

The Falcons got the ball to start the third quarter but quickly went 3 and out. The Patriots took over at their own 47 with a golden opportunity to get back in the game. Instead 3 plays lost 2 yards and the Falcons got it back at their own 15. Ryan quickly hit Gabriel for 15 yards and then went deep to Gabriel for 35 more. Ryan found Mohammed Sanu for 13 more yards. On 3rd and 4 from the New England 9, Ryan threw incomplete. Yet defensive pass interference on the hero from two years ago, Malcolm Butler, instead meant 1st and goal at the 6. On the next play Ryan hit Tevin Coleman for the touchdown. With 8 1/2 minutes left in the third quarter, the Falcons were winning a 28-3 laugher. By the end of the game, nobody would be laughing. Football fans worldwide would be gasping for air.

After a touchback, the Patriots needed more than a miracle. They needed several miracles. With 6 minutes left in the third quarter, the Patriots faced 4th and 3 at their own 46. They had to go for it. Brady found Danny Amendola for 17 yards. On 3rd and 8 from the Atlanta 35, Brady evaded pressure and scrambled up the middle for 15 yards. Brady hit White for a 5 yard touchdown. On a day when virtually nothing was going right for the Patriots, Stephen Gostkowski doinked the extra point off the upright no good. The Patriots were down 28-9, and they needed 13 plays and 6 1/2 minutes to go 75 yards. All the Falcons had to do was grind down the clock and they were Super Bowl champions. Call it lack of experience. Call it bad luck. Call it terrible play-calling. What happened in the fourth quarter will be dissected forever.

Kyle Shanahan as offensive coordinator calls the plays for the Atlanta offense. Throughout the game, he had Ryan taking snaps out of the shotgun. Matty Ice had a perfect 158.3 quarterback rating entering the fourth quarter. In the fourth quarter up by 19, some coaches get attacked for being too conservative. Yet Shanahan went in the other direction. He went beyond aggressive to the point of recklessness. Several mind-numbing calls deserve to be scrutinized. As for the Falcons themselves, one field goal at any point in the fourth quarter would have iced the game.

Bill Belichick called a surprise onside kick that did not work. The Falcons took over at the New England 41. A few yards would allow Matt Bryant and his mega-leg to put the game away. On 2nd and 1 from the 32, the Falcons were in field goal range. On the next play, Coleman lost a yard, but the real killer was offensive holding. Now the Falcons were back out of field goal range. On 3rd and 11, needing only a few yards, Ryan was sacked for a 9 yard loss. The Falcons began the fourth quarter punting on fourth and 25 at their own 44. The Patriots took over at their own 13. They were barely alive, but alive.

The Patriots moved to a 3rd and 1 at the Atlanta 32. Brady went deep to Marcellus Bennett for a 25 yard gain. Yet from 1st and goal at the 7, the Atlanta defense came up big as a pair of sacks on Brady moved the Patriots back to the 15. Despite holding the ball for 12 plays and 5 minutes and moving 80 yards, they then moved 8 yards backward. Needing 3 scores, Bill Belichick opted for the field goal. Gostkowski hit from 33. With 9:40 left in regulation, the Patriots were still down 28-12. They needed more miracles.

The Falcons soon faced 3rd and 1 at their own 36 with 8 1/2 minutes left. All the Falcons had to do was run the ball straight up the middle. If they convert, the clock keeps grinding down. If they get stopped, they punt. It was the simplest decision in the world. Kyle Shanahan called a pass play. This was a horrendous decision, because an incompletion would stop the clock. An incompletion would have been less of a disaster than what actually happened. Ryan went back to pass, was sacked for an 11 yard loss, and fumbled the ball. The Patriots recovered at the Atlanta 25. The Atlanta defense had been heroes all game, and the offense was trying to give the game away.

Again the Atlanta defense rose to the occasion with another sack of Brady. Yet on 3rd and 11 from the Atlanta 26, Brady found Mitchell for 12 yards, Amendola for 8 more, and Amendola again for the 6 yard touchdown. Despite the Atlanta blunder, only 6 minutes remained. A stop on the 2 point conversion try would keep it a 2 score game and pretty much end it. Belichick went to his bag of trips. Brady jumped up high like the snap went over his head. However it was actually a wildcat snap to White, who banged in the end zone. The Patriots were within 28-20.

NFL MVP Matt Ryan still had the lead and a chance to put the game away. The Falcons were pinned at their own 10 yard line. A perfectly executed screen pass from Ryan to Freeman went for 39 yards. Ryan then went deep to Jones, who made an acrobatic catch at the sideline and somehow got 2 feet down inbounds. The 27 yard gain had the Falcons with 1st and 10 at the Atlanta 22. Only 4:40 remained on the clock. All the Falcons had to do was run the ball three straight times, kick a short field goal, and the game was over. Without doing anything, they were in position for a 40 yarder. On 1st and 10 Freeman lost one yard. Not a problem as the clock ticked down below 4 minutes. Then Kyle Shanahan called another mindless play.

On 2nd and 11, rather than run the ball again, it was deja vu all over again. Ryan went back deep and was sacked for a 12 yard loss. This time he held on to the ball. The Patriots took their first timeout with 3:50 to play. The Falcons were now facing 3rd and 23 from the Patriots 35. A field goal try would be 53 yards, but still very much in Bryant’s range. A run that gained nothing would still give Bryant a chance to finally put the game away. Bryant never got the chance. Shanahan called another pass play. Ryan hit Sanu for 9 yards, but offensive holding killed the Falcons. Had the Patriots declined the penalty it would have been 4th and 14, but Bryant would be trying a 44 yard field goal. Belichick accepted the penalty. Now the Falcons faced 3rd and 33 from the New England 45. A give up run for a few yards would still give Bryant a chance at a field goal. For the umpteenth time, Shanahan called a pass. It was incomplete and the Falcons punted. The Patriots took over at their own 9 yard line with 3 1/2 minutes to go, 2 timeouts and the two minute warning. Everyone knew what was coming.

The Patriots were pinned at their own 9 yard line. Brady started out with a pair of incompletions on a day when several receivers dropped well thrown passes. On 3rd and 10 from their own 9, the Patriots were again on the verge of defeat. Again, Atlanta could not close the game out. Brady hit Chris Hogan for 16 yards. Brady then found Mitchell for 11 yards. From the New England 36 came another miracle. Brady fired over the middle, and the ball was batted up in the air by Alford, who had the interception for a score in the first half. despite three defenders in the area, Julian Edelman somehow caught the ball for a 23 yard gain. Replay showed that the nose of the ball hit the ground, which would nullify one of the craziest catches since the Patriots saw their perfect 2007 season get victimized by David Tyree. The referees called it a catch, and Dan Quinn challenged the call. Quinn lost the challenge, and the Falcons were now out of timeouts.

From the Atlanta 41, Brady then went to Amendola for 20 more yards as the clock hit the 2 minute warning. From the Atlanta 21, Brady hit White for 13 and again for 7. From the one yard line, White got in. Despite a collapse, a stop on the 2 point conversion would still allow the Falcons to escape with the Lombardi trophy. Brady fired to Amendola, who appeared stopped but somehow stretched the ball just to the plane of the goal line. A 25 point deficit had been erased. Now the game was tied 28-28.

A deliberate short kickoff had the Falcons pinned at their own 11 yard line with 52 seconds left and 0 timeouts. Ryan hit Sanu for 12 yards, but the clock kept ticking. On 3rd and 6 from the Atlanta 27, Ryan went deep incomplete. 11 seconds remained. It was far too long for a Hail Mary, and an incomplete would give the Patriots the ball with a chance for a winning field goal try of their own. The Falcons had no choice but to punt. For the first time in NFL history, the Super Bowl was going to overtime.

The Falcons needed one break, and none were coming. The Patriots won the coin toss to start overtime. The only break would be that of the backs of the Atlanta defense. Brady put on a clinic, hitting White for 6, Amendola for 14, and Hogan for 18. On 2nd and 13 from the Atlanta 40, Brady found Edelman for 15. White ran for 10 more. Now the Patriots had 1st and 10 at the Atlanta 15. If somehow the Falcons could hold the Patriots to a field goal, Atlanta’s offense would get one chance with the ball.

It was not meant to be. Brady threw incomplete, but a killer defensive pass interference penalty meant 1st and goal at the 2. On 2nd and goal, White got the carry and appeared stopped cold. He bulled forward, and stretched the ball. Although he appeared just short, officials immediately ruled a touchdown. 4 minutes into overtime, the confetti came down and people flooded the field. As fans insisted that maybe the game was not over, it was. The greatest collapse in Super Bowl history came courtesy of 31 unanswered points.

Ryan did not play badly. He threw only 23 passes, completing 17 of them for 284 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 0 interceptions. Yet multiple sacks on pass plays that never should have been called along with his one fumble doomed the Falcons. Brady threw an NFL record 62 passes. He completed 43 of them for an NFL record 466 yards. He also had 2 touchdown passes and the one interception before the half.

Brady and Belichick are now the first player and coaches to win 5 Super Bowls. Brady became the first player to be the Super Bowl MVP for the fourth time. Brady and Belichick may or may not be the best player and coach ever. Such hyperbole is best left to barflies, but at least they are allowed to be in the conversation.

The Patriots were once the Patsies. Owner Robert Kraft has now presided over a dynasty that has won 5 Super Bowls in 17 years. The win was vindication for Brady, who missed the first four games due to his Deflategate suspension. Jimmy Garoppollo and Jacoby Brissett guided the Patriots to a 3-1 record. Meanwhile, the Patriots lost Rob Gronkowski to a back injury after Week 13. Belichick always says, “next man up.”

As for Kyle Shanahan, the day after the game he was expected to be named the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers. Maybe he was just being run out of town. Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell is no longer the biggest coaching goat in Super Bowl history. Bevell made one horrendously miserable call a couple years ago. Shanahan made miserable calls for most of the fourth quarter, costing the Falcons the win. Nobody threw Shanahan under the bus, but he was clearly the goat.

For those who hate the Patriots, Lady Gaga was supposed to be the worst part of Super Bowl Sunday. She was far from it compared to the nightmarish fourth quarter. For those wondering of Brady or Belichick made a deal with the devil, it is quite possible that this is wrong. Maybe one of them IS the devil. The Falcons will take this loss to their graves, and they should. They blew a 25 point lead with 18 minutes left. They choked away a 19 point lead after three quarters. They choked away a 16 point lead with 7 minutes left. One field goal that Matt Bryant never got to kick was the difference. Super Bowl LI is now in the history books. 34-28 Patriots, OT

Super Bowl 51 Prequel

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

Super Bowl 51 Prequel

Super Bowl LI Preview and Bettor’s Guide

NFL 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame Predictions

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

NFL 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame Predictions

NFL 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame Predictions

Super Bowls 1-50 Recap

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Super Bowls 1-50 Recap

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NFL 2016-2017 Pro Bowl Recap

Monday, January 30th, 2017

NFL 2016-2017 Pro Bowl Recap

The Pro Bowl is normally a pinball machine scoring affair, but this edition resembled something closer to a normal football game. Well, if a normal game was played in Orlando near Disney World. The game returned to its traditional AFC vs NFC format. The coaching staffs of the Dallas Cowboys and Kansas City Chiefs led the teams. Forget pinball. The first quarter was a scoreless snooze. In the second quarter Alex Smith went to Delanie Walker for a 26 yard touchdown to make it 7-0 AFC. Drew Brees came back with a 47 yard touchdown pass to Doug Baldwin for a 7-7 game. Andy Dalton responded with a 23 yard touchdown to make it 14-7 AFC at halfftime. The second half was even sleepier. Justin Tucker hit a 38 yard field goal in the third quarter and a 31 yarder in the fourth quarter to make it 20-7 AFC. Matt Prater then hit from 42 and 46 to get the NFC within 20-13 with 4 1/2 minutes left in regulation. Philip Rivers was then sacked three straight, times allowing the NFC to get the ball back at their own 31 with 2 12 minutes to play. With 90 seconds to play from the AFC 24, Kirk Cousins threw a pass to Jimmy Graham inside the 10. It bounced off Graham’s hands and was intercepted by Lorenzo Alexander. Walrus Lite Andy Reid was the winning coach over Jason Garrett. 20-13 AFC

NFL 2016-2017 AFC & NFC Title Games Recap

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

NFL 2016-2017 Conference Title Games Recap

NFC Title Game, Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons — In the regular season the Falcons won a thriller at Green Bay 33-32. This was expected to be another track meet. In the 2010 season the Packers went into Atlanta in the playoffs and belted the Falcons 48-21. Aaron Rodgers got his ring while Matt Ryan kept hearing about not winning the big one. This time Atlanta jumped all over Green Bay at the outset.

The Falcons moved 80 yards in 13 plays and 6 1/2 minutes. On 3rd and goal, Matt Ryan threw a 2 yard touchdown pass to Mohammed san for a 7-0 Falcons lead. The Packers moved from their 25 to a 2nd and 4 at the Atlanta 23. Yet the shootout did not happen. Aaron Rodgers threw incomplete twice and the normally reliable Mason Crosby missed a 41 yard field goal try. Atlanta moved from their 31 to a 2nd and 3 at the Green Bay 5. However, a pair of incompletions sandwiched around a false start meant a 28 yard Matt Bryant field goal as the Falcons led 10-0 after the first quarter.

The Packers again moved the ball well and in the second quarter faced a 1st and 10 at the Atlanta 23. Adam Ripowski got the carry and gained 12 yards. however, at the end of the play the ball was ripped out of his hands. Jamie Collins recovered for Atlanta in the end zone for a touchback. Again the Packers missed an opportunity. The Falcons moved to a 3rd and 10 at the Green Bay 33. Needing a stop, Dom Capers’s defense could not get one. Ryan hit Julio Jones for 19 yards and then ran for the 14 yard touchdown himself for a 17-0 Falcons lead.

In the NFC Title Game 5 years ago, the Falcons blew a 17-0 lead at halftime at home for an agonizing 28-24 loss. Not this time. At the 2 minute warning the Packers faced 3rd and 21 at their own 13. Rodgers went deep, but this Hail Mary was intercepted by the Atlanta defense. The Falcons took over at their own 32 with 1:50 left. On 3rd and 10 just past midfield, Ryan went to Torry Gabriel for 16 yards and Devonta Freeman for 19 more. With 7 seconds left in the half on 3rd and 1 from the 5, Ryan went to Julio Jones, who somehow got both feet down in the end zone. Replay showed he dragged his toes as the Falcons led 24-0 at halftime. The Packers began the third quarter after a touchback with 3 straight incomplete passes. 2 plays later, Ryan threw a short pass to Jones, who broke several pathetic attempts at tackling for a 73 yard touchdown and a 31-0 Falcons lead.

The Packers finally got going as a 12 play, 75 yard drive led to a 3rd and goal at the 2. Rodgers found Devonta Adams for a touchdown as the Packers trailed 31-7. Yet there would be no Atlanta collapse or Green Bay miracle. After a touchback, from the Atlanta 35, Ryan torched Green Bay with a 23 yard completion to Jones. On 3rd and 1 from the Green Bay 19, defensive pass interference meant 1st and goal at the one.After a fumble moved the ball back to the four, Ryan fired to Freeman at the goal line. The referees riled 4th and goal inches short, but replay showed Freeman may have broken the plane of the goal. Dan Quinn challenged the call and the referees reversed the call to a touchdown and a 37-7 Falcons lead.

The extra point was no good, but at this point it did not matter. At the end of the third quarter, Rodgers capped a 75 yard drive with a 3 yard touchdown pass to Jordy Nelson, who played the entire game with 2 broken ribs. Ripowski ran in the 2 point conversion as the Packers trailed 37-15. The onside kick failed and the Falcons took over at the Green Bay 33. On 3rd and 6 from the 16, Matty Ice hit Jones for 13 yards. Tevin Coleman ran for the 3 yards touchdown for a 44-15 Falcons lead with 12 minutes left in regulation. Rodgers kept fighting. On 4th and 18 from their own 37, Rodgers found Randall Cobb for 34 yards. On 3rd and goal from the 18, defensive pass interference put the ball on the one again. Rodgers threw to Jared Cook for the touchdown. The 2 point try failed as the Packers trailed by 23 with 6 1/2 minutes left in regulation.

There would be no more scoring as Rodgers and Ryan both finished with 27 completions. Yet Rodgers aired it out 45 times for 287 yards, 3 touchdowns, and one interception. Ryan threw 38 passes for 392 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 0 interceptions. At this point Dan Quinn still need to teach Matt Ryan how to hold a clipboard. For only the second time in their history, the Atlanta Falcons are going to the Super Bowl. Matt Ryan finally got to exercise the demons and hoist the George Halas trophy. 44-21 Falcons

AFC Title Game, Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots — The Patriots went into Pittsburgh and beat the Steelers 27-16 in the regular season. Now the rematch was in New England. Tom Brady came out hot, moving the Patriots from their 25 to a 3rd and 1 at the Pittsburgh 13. Brady threw incomplete and Bill Belichick played it safe. Stephen Gostkowski hit the 31 yard field goal to make it 3-0 Patriots. The defenses settled in, and midway the Patriots moved from their 20 to a 3rd and 6 at the Pittsburgh 16. Brady fired to Chris Hogan for the touchdown to make it 10-0 Patriots.

The Steelers soon faced 3rd and 10 at their own 16. Ben Roethlisberger found Rogers for just enough. In the second quarter, the Steelers moved to  3rd and 1 at the New England 5. Deangelo Williams got the carry and made it to the end zone. The extra point was no good as the Steelers trailed 10-6. The Patriots took over at their own 18 and soon faced 3rd and 10 at their own 30. Brady found Julian Edelman for 12 yards. On 3rd and 8 from their own 44, Brady went to Hogan for 22 yards. From the Pittsburgh 34, Belichick called a flea flicker. Brady handed off to Lewis, who pitched it back to Brady, who went to a wide open Hogan for the touchdown to make it 17-6 Patriots.

The Steelers moved from their 25 to a 3rd and 8 at the New England 19 at the 2 minute warning. Roethlisberger fired to James for the touchdown, but officials reversed the call and said James was down to force 1st and goal inside the one. A pair of runs lost 4 yards and on 3rd and goal Big Ben threw incomplete. Chris Boswell hit the 23 yard field goal as the Steelers trailed 17-9 at halftime. Ben Roethlisberger was 17 of 24 for 140 yards in the first half, but Tom Brady was 19 of 24 for 222 yards and 2 touchdowns.

In the third quarter the Patriots moved from their 16 to a 1st and 10 at the Pittsburgh 29. The drive died as a 3rd and 10 catch was ruled incomplete because Mitchell’s toe was on the chalk. Gostkowki hit from 47 to make it 20-9 Patriots. The Steelers moved from their 25 to a 2nd and 7 at the New England 39. On the verge of field goal range, Roethlisberger threw incomplete twice and the Steelers punted. The Patriots took over and soon faced 3rd and 7 at their own 15. Brady hit Edelman for 17 yards. On 2nd and 13 from the New England 42, Brady went to Hogan for 39 yards. From the 19, Blount got the carry and appeared stopped at the 9, when the pile moved him all the way to the one. On the next play Blount got in to make it 27-9 Steelers.

One play after a touchback the Steelers fumbled and the Patriots took over at the Pittsburgh 28. Brady immediately hit Edelman for 18 yards. On 3rd and goal at the 10, Brady hit Edelman for the touchdown to make it 33-9 Patriots after the missed extra point. Early in the fourth quarter the Steelers faced 3rd and goal at the 2. After Big Ben threw incomplete, Mike Tomlin went for it on 4th and goal and Roethlisberger threw incomplete again. The Steelers got it back at their own 35 and Roethlisberger was quickly intercepted, leading to another Gostkowski field goal to make it 36-9 Steelers. Pittsburgh got a garbage touchdown and a 2 point conversion but the result was still a blowout. Roethlisberger was 31 of 47 for 314 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Brady was 32 of 42 for 384 yard, 3 touchdowns, and 0 interceptions. Brady and Belichick are going to their NFL record seventh Super Bowl. 36-17 Patriots

Super Bowl LI (51) is now set. The New England Patriots play the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, February 5, 2017, at 6:30 pm Eastern Time on Fox.

NFL 2016-2017 AFC & NFC Title Games Prequel

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

NFL 2016-2017 AFC & NFC Title Games Prequel

NFL 2016-2017 Conference Title Games Preview and Bettor’s Guide

Top 10 NFL Conference Title Game Upsets

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Top 10 NFL Conference Title Game Upsets

Top Ten Conference Title Game Shockers in NFL History