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Re: Super Bowl LI Running Thread
« Reply #45 on: February 06, 2017, 07:54:14 PM »
During the first half, sideline cameras repeatedly caught Belichick looking intense (wait, that's his only expression) and writing things down on a notepad, collaring players to give individual insights and instructions to, scheming with his coaches....I thought going into halftime that the Pats were in deep trouble given how seldom they have to play from behind, but the whole first half Belichick's gears were turning. I remember when Butler made that interception two Super Bowls ago against Seattle, Butler said repeatedly it was because they were coached to watch for that play. When you have that caliber of coaching, you always have a chance.

Brady had a fourth quarter for the ages, of course. The Falcons played Brady textbook for most of the game, putting pressure on him, hitting him....often that's enough to get Brady frustrated (especially with some of the dropped passes earlier in the game). But I never saw that in him this game.

Easily one of the best game's I think I've seen, especially the second half. Kudos to the Falcons, they're young and they will be battling the cream of the NFC next season for a return trip. But once again, the NFL belongs to the Pats. Helluva Super Bowl.
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Re: Super Bowl LI Running Thread
« Reply #46 on: February 06, 2017, 07:55:45 PM »
^repeating myself....damn keyboard.
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Re: Super Bowl LI Running Thread
« Reply #47 on: February 06, 2017, 08:42:07 PM »
The Saints led the league in average number of offensive plays last year with ~69 per game. The Falcons averaged ~62. The Pats averaged ~66, they ran almost 50% more than they averaged for the year in the biggest game of the year. Simply amazing.
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Re: Super Bowl LI Running Thread
« Reply #48 on: February 07, 2017, 04:33:27 AM »
In part, b/c they had to.  As one guy said on the radio yesterday - "they had to score a bunch; there's no 18-point touchdown option"
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Re: Super Bowl LI Running Thread
« Reply #49 on: February 07, 2017, 06:18:24 PM »
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Re: Super Bowl LI Running Thread
« Reply #50 on: February 07, 2017, 06:21:00 PM »
^^^LMAO!!!    :DD :DD :DD
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« Reply #51 on: February 07, 2017, 07:07:01 PM »
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« Reply #52 on: February 07, 2017, 07:08:00 PM »
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Re: Super Bowl LI Running Thread
« Reply #53 on: February 07, 2017, 09:21:28 PM »
I have it on good authority that Putin hacked the second half.  :coolsmiley:
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Re: Super Bowl LI Running Thread
« Reply #54 on: March 20, 2017, 06:57:59 AM »
Tom Brady’s stolen Super Bowl jersey has been found.  The NFL released a statement saying it was stolen by a credentialed member of the international media.

http://twitter.com/NFLprguy/status/843813278677696512/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
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Re: Super Bowl LI Running Thread
« Reply #55 on: March 20, 2017, 08:21:52 AM »
Apparently some folks will do just about anything to get their hands on memorabilia.  :crazy2: 
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Re: Super Bowl LI Running Thread
« Reply #56 on: March 20, 2017, 08:29:44 AM »
Now the FBI can focus on investigating how the Falcons choked away that 25 point lead.


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Re: Super Bowl LI Running Thread
« Reply #57 on: March 20, 2017, 09:17:26 AM »
I thought the Twitter genius brigade already determined the Falcons lost do to racism.