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Sunday we play at Minnesota. Falcons vs. Cards. Saints at Steelers

24 November 2014 - 11:27 PM

Falcons and Saints will lose. If we beat the Vikings we'll lead the division. Can we?


Hardy, Kalil, DeAngelo, Stewart, Bell, Charles Johnson: Who will be back next year?

18 November 2014 - 09:46 AM

All of these guys will either be free agents or have been mentioned as possible cuts/trades (not sure the cap logistics for guys like DeAngelo and Stew though). How many of these vets do you see returning in 2015? Any surprise cuts/trades you foresee coming?


Are there any Rivera defenders left or are we 100% against him coming back?

16 November 2014 - 09:39 PM

Been posting on the Huddle since nearly the beginning and I can't remember a time seeing so many opposed to any coach or GM as people are anti-Rivera right now. Just for the sake of argument, are there ANY Rivera defenders left that want to see him back next year?


Looking at the remaining schedules, it looks like we'll be alive at 5-9-1 going int...

16 November 2014 - 08:10 PM

This is getting funnier to do by the week. There is a VERY reasonable chance that we'll need a win in Atlanta in Week 17 to win the division at 6-9-1. By the numbers:

 

Carolina (3-7-1) remaining schedule:

BYE

@ Minnesota

@ New Orleans

TAMPA BAY

CLEVELAND

@Atlanta

 

I'm going to go optimistic for fun and say we beat the Vikings (who did lose to a terrible Bears team today), lose to New Orleans, beat Tampa Bay, and lose to Cleveland. That puts us at 5-9-1 going into Week 17 which for any other team in literally all of league history would make the last week meaningless. But check out what the Falcons and Saints have left:

 

Atlanta (4-6) remaining schedule:

CLEVELAND

ARIZONA

@Green Bay

PITTSBURGH

@New Orleans

CAROLINA

 

How many wins do you see for the Falcons there before Week 17? I see 0. Not one. Yes, Atlanta did just beat us today, but they're also a terrible team. It's entirely possible they lose their next 5 games in a row; they've already had one 5 game losing streak this season. That puts them at 4-11. What about New Orleans?

 

New Orleans (4-6) remaining schedule:

BALTIMORE

@Pittsburgh

CAROLINA

@Chicago

ATLANTA

@Tampa Bay

 

We know New Orleans can't win on the road, so there are two losses before Week 17. I already have them penciled in very lightly as beating both us and the Falcons in New Orleans, so there are two wins before Week 17. That just leaves next week's home game vs. Baltimore. Let's have fun and say the Saints somehow drop 3 straight in New Orleans and are sitting at 6-9 going into Week 17.

 

If that all happens, we'll be a half game back needing a win over Atlanta and a Saints loss ON THE ROAD in Tampa Bay. What would happen in that scenario? Well.........Ron Rivera will presumably still be our coach so we'll lose to the Falcons again and New Orleans will win the division at either 6-10 or 7-9. Regardless, we'll get to keep playing this KEEP HOPE ALIVE game up until the very last week of the season more than likely.

 

(For even more fun, imagine Atlanta beating New Orleans in New Orleans so we would be in sole possession of first after Week 16....at 5-9-1.)

 

I'm starting to love the idea of winning the division at 6-9-1 if only because the tears of Cowboys or Seahawks fans that don't make it in with a much better record will be delicious.

 

**********Note: I didn't factor Tampa Bay into it because, well, come on.


What do you think of Rivera's habit of blaming individual players by name, but neve...

16 November 2014 - 04:38 PM

Ron Rivera is the worst coach in the league: this is something we all agree on. The only person that doesn't agree on that is Ron Rivera. When it's press conference time he'll say things like "We expect Gano to make that" or "Cam had some tough throws in the first half" or "Secondary Player X was benched because he was playing poorly", but I don't think I've ever heard him admit to a coaching mistake he's personally made.

 

I think that's what irritates me about this guy more than anything else. Thoughts?


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