Posted by lightsout
on 24 February 2015 - 09:02 PM
Okay so can someone tell what this
thing is about? I've tried looking it up and can't find anything about it.
Basically, Rick is appointed the town's Sheriff upon arrival to Alexandria. He takes on the role happily and takes it seriously, knowing that in a big community like the one they have, it has to have order in order to survive. He ends up falling for a woman who is married to a guy named Pete (IIRC). He abuses her and her son, and Rick learns of it. He goes to confront him, and ends up in a fight in which Rick kills him. Then, the leader of the town, decides to step down and make Rick leader. But, the shot that killed Pete draws a group called the Scavengers to the Safe Zone, and all hell breaks loose
Posted by lightsout
on 08 February 2015 - 10:51 PM
Well, solid episode. Don't know how many of you caught the warning on one of the walls in the community about the wolves, but that should be interesting. Nature itself trying to kill them, not just walkers and bad guys. I like it.
Tyrese needed to die because they COMPLETELY screwed his character up. Badly. I was expecting epic, comic version of Tyrese, and I got a crybaby who couldn't bring himself to hurt a fly unless he was seconds from death. Good riddance. Besides, the Highlander trend of this show dictated he had to go. New black guy comes in, old one must die.
Really hope next week gets bananas. And is it just me, or did Andrew Lincoln's voice improve? I think for most of the first half of the season, he sounded like his throat was sore (possible from all the yelling he has to do on the several different takes of scenes).
I'm hoping the pacing isn't too terrible. 2 episodes of travel, run into a familiar face, run into a new face, have 2 episodes at least at "the place" where I'm hoping this season leads us. Don't want to see too many BS episodes. Keep a frantic pace since we're on the road. No sense in dragging out a 60 mile journey for 6 episodes.
I loved it, as usual. Lilsmitty stays the champ of Panthers videos.
I never noticed how little chill KB has when he scores. I love it. Especially the one where he catches it while going to the ground, then just sits on the ground with his arms over his legs nodding at the DB as he is saying what I assume to be something along the lines of "did you really catch that? you didn't! you had to have dropped that".
Cam throws for 2 TDs against a secondary that hasn't given up more than 1 (may be mistake on this) passing TD per game at home this season, but throws 2 picks, one a pick 6, and he "choked".
Wilson throws 4 interceptions and misses throws to receivers that can be completed with a better throw, and he is "elite" because he turned and chucked a blind prayer for a 2 point conversion where the safety didn't attempt to make the play on the ball and then proceeded to throw one of his two good throws into coverage all day for the game winner.
Wilson proved exactly what I said last week. Force him to throw into tight coverage, and the accuracy is not there. Period. Give him wide open guys and he'll complete that pass every time. He's no scrub, but he's far from elite.
Wilson can't make the throws Cam makes on a week to week basis. And, for Seattle's offensive system, that's fine. He doesn't have to. They have Lynch to use as both a weapon and distraction, allowing the wide open receivers.
I think Wilson threw, what, 2 passes INTO coverage that got completed? It's not like his picks went right off of receivers' hands that were easily catchable balls. One he lead too much for that slant, which is almost always gonna be a ball that ends up flying in the air (Cam has done this a few times as well), another pick was just a bad toss right at Clinton-Dix, another was a bad underthrow, and I can't remember the 4th pick, but it was equally bad.
Point being, Wilson is a great game manager. Ask him to drop back and throw at coverage like the majority of NFL QB's get asked to do, he simply cannot do it.
Just guessing, but maybe Bill sees too many rational thinkers dismissing people like Ken Ham as a religious crackpot. Someone whose views are not worthy of being challenged because they lack any merit.
Unfortunately, there is a large portion of our society that is less than well informed and tends to believe what these religious fanatics are peddling.
The state legislature of Kentucky voted to finance Ken Ham's religious delusions with taxpayer dollars so our nation's youth can now take field trips to a museum where dinosaurs and Noah roam the earth together.
If people like Bill Nye fail to challenge these ridiculous beliefs who will? Without scientists like him speaking out there will be a growing number of children lacking the ability to apply critical thinking skills to life's biggest questions. They will grow up to become simple sheeple, believing whatever nonsense their superstitious parents and charismatic religious leaders tell them to believe.
The age of un-enlightenment is upon us.
Are you prepared to go quietly into the night?
I'm with you all the way. Certainly pointing out Ken Ham's views as patently absurd is important. I'm speaking to Bill Nye's attempts to sway Ken Ham's personal views as pointless. You're not going to sway the guy. Criticize him publicly. Mock his ridiculous beliefs, but trying to change his views? Not happening and a waste of time.
Bill needs to just let it go. Ken Ham is willfully, gleefully ignorant. There is no changing that. I think Bill's problem is that he just can't stand ignorance of science and portrayal of non-science as science. It goes against his very being, so he HAS to poke and prod and attempt to persuade those types, especially if they carry any sway with any group of people. Basically, his intentions are good, but it will lead nowhere for him to continue to do it.
And yes, I call him Bill because he and I connected when I was in elementary school through a tube television on a cart in my classroom. We're tight like that.
On topic, yes, give me Ohio State linemen. Or Big Ten linemen in general. Those kids are great at what they do, from necessity. The Big Ten has great defensive linemen. They have to be top notch.
The playoff format has shown me one great thing: no more BS screw jobs. No more giving a team a month to prepare for one game. We also get true underdog story possibilities. I'm expecting an ACC school that isn't FSU to make the playoffs next year. Clemson, or hell, maybe even UNC if the defense gets fixed (that offense is for real).
Dude they got extremely lucky on 3rd down multiple times. Yes they practiced and got themselves in that position but bomb after lucky bomb when players are 3 inches from intercepting the ball is just lucky.
Another thing, Seattle aint got much time left, those rookie contracts gonna start coming up in force. Sorry but Legion of Boom is gonna be the Legion of Whom just like us last year sooner rather than later.
Made this same point on facebook. Once they start having to pay guys, certain people are going to have to be let go unless they're willing to take pay cuts. This is the NFL and these are NFL players. I can't think of anybody on that roster who would take a paycut outside of Wilson, and we all know his contract talks coming up will be HUGE money, especially if they repeat as champs.
They might win it all this year. If they do, you can bet your ass over the next 3 years, that team will be a shell of itself. Still effective and good, but not nearly as dominant. Unless Carrol pulls a Belichek and gets a ton of production out of new guys once they lose most of their defense and Lynch.
If nothing else, we can say we smacked Lynch in the mouth time and time again. Take away that big run of his, he did absolutely nothing. But, it IS Lynch, so he's due at least one of those runs per game and he got it. Not even mad about that run either. Defense was wore out and otherwise shut him down.
Problem is generating pass rush and staying in good coverage. If Hardy is in this game, who knows what happens. Line up CJ to one end, Hardy on the other, Ealy and KK at the tackles and let them pin their ears back and get after him...maybe we generate more pressure.
We were 4 plays away from winning this game. 4. Scoreboard won't show it. Stats won't even show it. But 4 plays.
To me, the biggest differences were our WRs never being open and being soft. Only KB and Olsen attack the ball at all. Our DBs showed their age, too. On the first TD, Boston's first reaction to Wilson floating up a pass was to move forward?! They just kept getting beat on those floaters early. And the OL didn't play well. There were a few plays where Cam had time, but more often than not Cam's pocket awareness and mobility avoided sacks.
Boston's TD happened because of the play design and what we were doing. Pretty sure we blitzed heavy there. There was a crossing route underneath. I think he was either trying to play both by taking that step forward so he had momentum while staying close to the deep threat, using the back of the endzone as an added defender, or he was expecting Wilson to take off and knew he was the last resort to stop him. Either way, he got pinned up, got caught peeking in the backfield, and when he realized the WR was going deep, he couldn't get his hips turned to recover.
OL sucked. Stew was churning out yards with nothing but sheer force of will. Couldn't keep Cam protected most of the night. Like you said, his awareness avoided numerous sacks. Probably the best I've ever seen Cam in the pocket for a whole game. Guy was on fire. Just a shame we don't have but two real receiving options, KB and Olsen.
Where were the screens? Ran em early. Surprised we didn't see more. Where were the double move routes once corners started jumping inside routes? Where were the crossing routes to generate picks and get receivers more open?
All of these things are basic offensive football for this league...we don't do any of them.
I mentioned this in the chat during the game several times, so some of you are probably tired of hearing it, but here it is anyway.
Look at Wilson's completions. Most are to ridiculously wide open receivers. Now look at Cam's throws, save for I think 3 of them. Into coverage. Fairly tight-to-really tight coverage, at that. Not because he's making bad choices...that's just what our offense gives him. Having to throw near defenders and hope his guy makes the play.
That's the difference. That's why all but one of the INTs happened (that first deep one was just a prayer, and Philly didn't even attempt to fight for it). Throwing near defenders because it's all he can do. It's all that's there for him.
So, the motto for the season here continues: Fire Shula. Guy screwed us all year. We have zero creativity and zero explosiveness, by design.
Also, a big factor in this game was Shula running the ball down their throat that lead to a TD, then abandoning that idea entirely. Shula has shown in this game all that is wrong with him. It took him 3 possessions to stop calling plays scared. Then, once he saw what works...he avoided doing that and just started airing the ball out. This gets the defense expecting pass, which leads to them jumping routes.
We need better pass rush, and better design on pass rush so that we still keep receivers covered, but that's a whole other thread....
Don't know that you can call the Atlanta game loud. We traveled REALLY well there. It was as close to being a home atmosphere as you can get on the road in the NFL.
Saints game wasn't much worse.
I do think that the noise won't get to us much. We'll see in a few hours. My biggest fear isn't the noise, but just putting up points. If we score 3 TDs and our defense balls out, the crowd will be taken out of the game I think.