American footy thread

Discussion in 'Parramatta Eels' started by hindy111, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. Eelementary

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    Gruden wants to "bring tough football" back.

    Never mind skill - it's all about attitude, to him.

    To be frank, he is out of touch with the game...
     
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  2. jk13

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    Deebo looks great, Hurd is very interesting, maybe slated to become no. 2 TE eventually, but good to have a tall freak with good hands
     
  3. jk13

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    Hopefully some OLs tomorrow
     
  4. T.S Quint

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    I would have thought we were covered for TE with Kittle and Celek. It is good to finally get some size in the WR position. Hurd started out as a RB, so he has had quite an interesting development.
    Happy with Deebo as well. I assumed they would go for a DB in the third round as our secondary was trash last season, but we can still pick up someone later in the draft.
     
  5. jk13

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    Haha Aussie punter, Super Bowl bound now
     
  6. T.S Quint

    T.S Quint First Grade

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    A bit early to take him in the 4th round. Would have liked someone to help our secondary or linebacker core. He looks a top punter though and having a good one of those will definitely make a difference in games.
     
  7. jk13

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  8. Kornstar

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    Andrew Luck retired today, at 29. I don’t know if I’ll be able to come back from this.......devastated........
     
  9. hindy111

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    Best QB in game imo. In 12 mths he will change mimd and come back I reckon.
     
  10. Kornstar

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    I hope you are right......this has just capped off what has been a pretty shitty week for me.......this week can now f**k off and die of aids!
     
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  11. T.S Quint

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    I just heard this. Bit of a shock, despite his recent injury woes.
    Such a shame the bloke never had the team around him to win a Super Bowl. Absolute superstar QB who had a shitty o-line and too many injuries.

    Looks like a very high draft pick for Indy in 2020.
     
  12. Gronk

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    Watch Hardknocks -Oakland Raiders. Interesting series on ESPN about their preseason. New episode weekly. :thumbsup:
     
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  13. Kornstar

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    We finally had the team to begin to challenge.......i will never get over this........you know how hard it is to find a true franchise QB, we had one and now we don't........no-one knows when the next one will come along!

    I was prepared to potentially have a let down season (the pessimistic in me does that) because of all the hype but i was never prepared for Luck to retire at 29, never!
     
  14. Barry O'Speedwagon

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    Good luck to him. He's got enough $$, he's not well, and the dumbass local fans can reap what they have sown.
     
  15. Kornstar

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    I don't hold any animosity towards him for the record, but i can still be shattered over it at the same time.

    The mismanagement through his first 5 years have led to this, refusing to upgrade protection for him and persisting with a terrible coach and GM essentially caused this.

    His future was bright going forward but the fact he was broken early and the fact he is super smart and has always had other priorities over football means he has a great future regardless of football and has already made a shit load of money to not have to worry ever again.

    The NFL lost a talent, he will be fine.
     
  16. T.S Quint

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    Awful timing as well with the season only a few weeks away. It’s one of those things where you understand that he would have wanted to play this year but didn’t really understand that he couldn’t until now...but it still hurts that he’s left it this late.
     
  17. T.S Quint

    T.S Quint First Grade

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    He could become a coach at some stage. He has a very good brain and could work with a lot of young QBs.
     
  18. Kornstar

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    His reason is very sound and clearly made by someone who's life is not just about football. 4 years of injury, pain and rehab was too much and i think mentally he just couldn't live that life anymore. I am not concerned about the timing, he hadn't practiced this year so the back up QB was always taking first team reps so he was never putting them behind.

    He is a different type of person, it would not surprise me at all if you never hear about Andrew Luck every again, if you are someone who follows football of course.

    Going to be a very interesting year for the Colts that's for sure.
     
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  19. jk13

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    1 week to go, can’t wait. Hopefully jimmy slows down on the pornstars in preparation for Tampa
     
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  20. T.S Quint

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    Or at least make sure he’s wrapping before tapping.
     

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