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  • Are we witnessing a Changing of the Guard?

    This past week of football was extremely surprising for the majority of us. Who would have predicted that New England, Pittsburgh, Greenbay, New Orleans, Philly, San Francisco, & Detroit would lose in the same week? With all of this happening, I am beginning to think that the once dominant teams are beginning to regress and we could be witnessing a gradual changing of the guard.

    Now, I do realize there are some factors that contributed to the above mentioned teams losing such as Bountygate, Playing in Seattle, scab refs, small sample size, etc. but it also seems that the Elite Franchises aren't as dominant as they once were.

    With that being said, I was wondering what you fellas have to say about the events that have been occurring.

  • #2
    Given that after week 2 there were a record 20 1-1 teams, I think that means the NFL is finally reaching that parity that they've coveted for so long...

    I'm Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite team in the NFL.

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    • #3
      They only played 3 games. Not sure why the Saints are a surprise to so many. They don't have their head coach, lost some defensive players, and lost their OG in FA. I think when the Steelers get healthy they will be better, the 49ers are still a very good team, Green Bay should be 2-1, and the Patriots will still win their division. The Eagles are 2-1. I don't care how they got there. They are 2-1, the same record as the Giants.

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      • #4
        Goes to show that you can't look at a schedule in May, and predict anything.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by JB456 View Post
          This past week of football was extremely surprising for the majority of us. Who would have predicted that New England, Pittsburgh, Greenbay, New Orleans, Philly, San Francisco, & Detroit would lose in the same week? With all of this happening, I am beginning to think that the once dominant teams are beginning to regress and we could be witnessing a gradual changing of the guard.

          Now, I do realize there are some factors that contributed to the above mentioned teams losing such as Bountygate, Playing in Seattle, scab refs, small sample size, etc. but it also seems that the Elite Franchises aren't as dominant as they once were.

          With that being said, I was wondering what you fellas have to say about the events that have been occurring.
          Very interesting. With free agency rules as they are a team can build a winner very quickly, but with the cap rules as they are they are also likely to find themselves in cap trouble. The good free agents will go from team to team trying to make as much money as they can for a short period of time. Teams that want to be good for longer periods will have to spend their money on good coaching staff's and good scouting department personnel so they can continue to find and develop raw talent. It seems like it is exactly what the Giants are trying to do.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by RagTime Blue View Post
            Goes to show that you can't look at a schedule in May, and predict anything.
            So true

            ALL-IN!

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            • #7
              Have to love the parity and salary cap of the NFL.
              Every team has the same chance (more or less).
              If you suck for a long number of years, get a crap load of high
              first and 2nd round picks, eventually you have just
              too much talent to keep being that bad.

              That and it is nice to see defenses (like the cards and seattle)
              making a comback. I'm tired of games like a 41-34....

              Great for highlight films for the average joe, but
              I can watch hard hits from the D popping out those
              passes all day long and be jsut as happy as wathcing TD passes.

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              • #8
                You think it could have anything to do with new faces calling the penalties. Maybe the replacements don't know that when a GB defender holds the jersey of a receiver that it is not holding or pass interference. That foul can only be called if the defender is dressed in blue, red, white, or any combo of previous mentioned.

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                • #9
                  it's how the league is ... it's why i cringe when i see people say THE GIANTS NEED TO BE MORE CONSISTENT ... it's like they only know the rest of the league thru highlights ... they dont understand what goes on with other teams

                  the regular season is a war of attrition ... it's about survival ... pray to avoid key injuries ... have depth ... play 60 minutes, never give up on a game ... to use last year's theme ... FINISH

                  what i love about this year's team is that we are never out of a game ... we can go 3 quarters with nothing going our way and, yet, we can still win ... that is something to be truly appreciated

                  oh and more on topic ... each of the last several seasons there have been around 6 teams in the league that didnt make playoffs the season before that make the playoffs ... so it's business as usual ... i wouldnt say changing of the guard ... right now the Cards, Hawks, Bears, Boys, Chargers, Bills and Eagles are all looking to be new playoff teams this season

                  in a few weeks some other team will have won a couple in a row and be part of the equation
                  Last edited by GMan-67; 09-25-2012, 11:30 AM.
                  Apologize to Melo 5

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                  • #10
                    I honestly thought this was going to be about the o-line...

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                    • #11
                      It is a long season. There will be 2-3 "surprise" teams as there is most years. I think the 49ers are good, Saints will struggle without their head coach, Detroit does not have character guys to be any good, Philly has been way overhyped the past two years and Vick will not last the season so they will be a middle of the pack team, Giants showed that GB can be beaten but I think they will make the playoffs, Pats will be fine as will the Steelers once they get back their two best defensive players. The Cardinals look really good at the moment.

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                      • #12
                        I'm pretty sure that this is nothing new. There have been consistently good teams, but has there really been a dominant team the past few years?

                        This is what happens when you have not only a salary cap, but a salary floor as well.

                        Redistribution of talent=parity. I for one don't like what we have in place as of now. I'd be more in favor of a soft cap if we're going to have a salary floor.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by OX1 View Post
                          Have to love the parity and salary cap of the NFL.
                          Every team has the same chance (more or less).
                          If you suck for a long number of years, get a crap load of high
                          first and 2nd round picks, eventually you have just
                          too much talent to keep being that bad.

                          That and it is nice to see defenses (like the cards and seattle)
                          making a comback. I'm tired of games like a 41-34....

                          Great for highlight films for the average joe, but
                          I can watch hard hits from the D popping out those
                          passes all day long and be jsut as happy as wathcing TD passes.
                          +1, i'm with you.

                          great post.
                          sigpic

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Ntegrase96 View Post
                            I'm pretty sure that this is nothing new. There have been consistently good teams, but has there really been a dominant team the past few years?

                            This is what happens when you have not only a salary cap, but a salary floor as well.

                            Redistribution of talent=parity. I for one don't like what we have in place as of now. I'd be more in favor of a soft cap if we're going to have a salary floor.
                            i love the hard cap, i love the parity ... i know Baseball has no cap , but the fact that only a handful of teams can be taken seriously to me takes away from the sport ... also dont forget the team that thrived right before the cap ... yes, the hated Boys ... in this NFL you have to make good football decisions ... you cant buy your way out of bad personnel decisions

                            NBA has soft cap, but the current champs were entirely built by the players ... that's not good either ... i wouldnt want the best QB, best WR, best LT, best CB and best pass rusher all conspiring to go play together in Dallas
                            Apologize to Melo 5

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Flip Empty View Post
                              I honestly thought this was going to be about the o-line...
                              Ha ha. Me too!

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