December 16, 2019 at 1:46 pm #7534
A major happy dance for me as Minshew and the Jags provided some 4th quarter excitement to pull off a win in Oakland. A small part of me felt sorry for the Raiders fans since this was the last game to be played at the Oakland Alameida Colisseum. They have one of the most rabid fan bases and their team has left them. (Patti, I’m sure Baltimore residents know how it feels though y’all really got screwed with the middle of the night move.) It was cool seeing many of the players sticking around to talk to fans after the game.
Now back to the Jags. I was attending a Christmas party during the second half of the game. Of course Jen had the game going. Several people were watching with me and a couple of other gals hollering at the TV. Minshew showed what he can do and I keep thinking of how good he could be if he had a better O-line. We saw good decision making, him not being afraid to run if the pocket is collapsing (frequest occurrence) and making on target throws. On the other side of the ball, the Jags D allowed only one TD during the entire game and held a potentially high powered Raiders offense to 3 field goals after that. This is the defense I was hopoing would show up at the beginning of the year. Our next game is in Atlanta with the Falcons coming off of a huge win over the 49ers. Hopefully the birds will let their guard down and we can come away with another victory.
The Pack got a major break in the first quarter when the officials blew a call on kick return. Replay clearly showed the Bears’ defender made a clean hit after the ball was caught and the result should have been a fumble recovery by the Bears. I’m not sure why that couldn’t have been reviewed/challenged. I’ll let the official slide on the call where he said the Falcons receiver was out of bounds because to me it looked like part of his foot was on the white line. With all of that being said, bad calls are a part of the game and championship teams are able to overcome them in order to win.
Casey, the Bills keep rolling along. I made it until the beginning of the 4th quarter then Mr. Sandman overcame my desire to watch the rest. I’m happy for you!
Oh, the Rams lost so that made me happy too. Can’t stand drama queen Ramsey and hope he never sees the playoffs much less a championship game.December 16, 2019 at 5:56 pm #56701PattiParticipant
I sent you a congratulatory message earlier this morning giving kudos to the Jags and the Paks win. It was combined with my message to casey and the Bills win. Guess you missed it. Didn’t want you to think I wasn’t thinking of your favorites. In any case, the Pack win was expected, but the Jags was a nice surprise.December 16, 2019 at 8:10 pm #56702
I was out the door before you posted. We’re all good. I’m happy for all three of us.December 17, 2019 at 3:19 pm #56705caseyParticipant
with Marone? Is he safe for next year? I have to believe rumblings are afoot from the Jags’ performance this season.December 17, 2019 at 7:05 pm #56711
I think the decision will be made based on his performance against the Falcons and Colts. I think it would be stupid to get rid of him as he has tons of potential. He just needs an o-line and a good tight end.December 19, 2019 at 3:29 pm #56717caseyParticipant
Tom Coughlin was let go. Really bizarre situation about flagrant fines!!December 19, 2019 at 11:47 pm #56721
The kids coming into the NFL these days can’t handle the strictness that was used on players when Coughlin coached the Giants. I’m not sure if Coughlin broke any CBA rules, but they won their appeals. I also heard players in free agency were being discouraged from coming here. Its going to get interesting after the season ends.
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