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    Bill Belichick

    No Brady, No Gronk, No Nickovich, traded away best pass rusher (C. Jones), Make-shift o-line and none of it matters as long as Belichick is on the sideline. I hate the Patriots, but the distance between their coach and everyone else is a chasm that makes the Grand Canyon look small. That dude is freakin' unbelievable.
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    2017 Indianapolis Colts

    Watching the Colt's organization operate in the post-Manning era has led me to believe that despite all the accolades, the entire sports world may have dramatically under-rated both Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck. The fact that when healthy Luck has led the team to the playoffs and Manning was able to capture a Super Bowl Victory may in fact be two of the more significant accomplishments by an NFL quarterback, given the absolute dysfunctional, ineptitude of the Irsay led organization.
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    2017 Playoffs

    I don't think that many people fail to acknowledge the other side of the coin. The Pats are the best coached team I've ever seen and have a transcendent player at QB. It's absolutely incredible what they've accomplished, but rooting for them is like going to Vegas and rooting for the house.
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    My list will lean heavily towards players I've seen (36 years old), just hard to judge previous generations. OL Jonathan Ogden or Orlando Pace, TE Tony Gonzalez (w/Special Mention to Rob Gronkowski when healthy), WR Jerry Rice, RB Barry Sanders, QB Peyton Manning DL Reggie White, ILB Mike Singletary, OLB Lawrence Taylor, Corner Rod Woodson, Safety Ed Reed Punter Ray Guy, Kicker Adam Vinatieri, Returner Dante Hall Agree 100% with FishDuck's Bonus Coaching nod to Bill Belichick
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    Super Bowl 50

    Congrats to Denver, its outstanding Defense, and Peyton Manning on the Super Bowl victory. Most early critiques have focused on the ugly nature of the game offensively, I thought it was a brilliant defensive performance by both teams. The speed and physical dominance on display was awesome to watch. I am certainly biased, as an unapologetic Peyton Manning fanboy, but I really enjoyed watching these two defenses work. While the game lacked the offensive fireworks many fans have come to expect, I thought is was a great reminder of how and why football is and will continue to be the ultimate team game. Defense and Special Teams. To win it all, teams have to be great in the under-appreciated (at least in terms of media coverage) phases of the game, and last night Denver's Defense and Special Teams were outstanding. Great way to end the season, and if it is his last rodeo, I am incredibly happy to see Manning be a part of history as the only Quarterback to win Super Bowls with two different teams.
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    Deflategate Fallout

    Agreed Coach Nowlin. Two outstanding teams just getting after it. What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Both Defenses were excellent, special teams made big plays to flip the field, and both QB's demonstrated the unmatched, competitive drive that has defined what has truly been an amazing rivalry. I know the nature of sports media, demands the legacy, GOAT talk, but no matter which of those two Quarterbacks you root for, if you can't appreciate their greatness, you're doing it wrong. Denver put together and then more importantly executed one of the best defensive game-plans I have ever seen to lead the Broncos to SB 50, and yet Brady still had a shot to send the game into over-time. That 4th and 10 pass to Gronk --an absolute force of nature, could you design a more perfect TE in a lab?-- was a thing of beauty. For all the talk about Manning's decline, he made enough plays to finish Red-Zone opportunities with TD's, get a lead, and avoid a critical mistake, to help win a third consecutive AFC championship match-up against Belichick, Brady, and the Pats. Just an awesome, awesome display of why football is such a great game. I have no doubt the Patriots will most likely be back competing for another Super Bowl appearance next season, but am going to enjoy watching Manning head to his fourth Super Bowl, with a fourth head coach, and will be rooting for him to become the first QB to win Super Bowl's with two different teams.
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    2015 Indianapolis Colts

    There's plenty of blame to go around, but the biggest problem is Irsay himself. Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck (when healthy) have provided plenty of cover for the Colt's organizational issues over the last 17 years, but there are problems and they start at the very top. Grigson and Pagano are both culpable, and while they are likely not the answer, I would argue they aren't at the root of the problem either. Unfortunately as fans in Washington, Dallas, etc. know getting rid of a bad owner is all but impossible, unless they go full Sterling.
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    Chicago Bears 2015

    That's John Fox. "Playing not to lose" was arguably one of the most significant issues in Denver, if most of the reports last year were believable.
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    Why Is The Colts' Offense So Inept?

    You could argue Rex's days with the Bears were the pinnacle of his professional success. Not sure Pep Hamilton was really the problem in that situation.
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    Brady the early favorite for MVP

    The designer of that Porsche, Bill, is pretty darn good too. Again, that is not to take anything away from how great Brady is and has been throughout his career (again one of the 4 best I've ever seen play the position), but I'd take the head coach (the best I've seen at any level in any sport, and I say this as an irrational fan of one Robert Montgomery Knight) over any combination of supporting cast superstars, if I were an NFL franchise and/or quarterback.
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    Brady the early favorite for MVP

    Even as a self-professed Pats hater, I can't deny the greatness of Brady. One of the four best I've ever seen play the position (35 years).
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    2015 Indianapolis Colts

    I remember there was a time during the Manning era where the Colt's had lost more Preseason games than regular season games over a five year period or something along those lines. It was a ridiculous number.
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    Deflategate Fallout

    Four game suspension upheld, initial reports seem to indicate Brady destroyed phone rather than turn it over to NFL investigators. Week six should be awfully entertaining.
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    Deflategate Fallout

    Here's my two cents for what it's worth... Tom Brady and the Parriots organization are liars (sure "the deflator" text referred to weightloss and those equipment guys were suspended w/o pay b/c nothing happened), and the NFL is run by incompetent morons (the game officials that ignored the initial complaint should be suspended twice as long as Brady). There is no integrity in professional football not sure why everyone is so "shocked". In the end however none of it matters, because the NFL is a juggernaut that has proven time and time again to be *Deleted* proof. Think about it we are in the middle of a fantastic NBA playoff season With perhaps the greatest first round matchup in history (Spurs-Clippers), buzzer beater after buzzer beater, and Lebron James trying to resuscitate the rust belt (didn't even mention the leagues best and most entertaining team the GS Warriors), a fight of the century, the Stanley Cup Playoffs, a great start to the baseball season with young stars exploding onto the scene, and despite all of that the NFL is still dominating the headlines in what should be its slowest news month. It's incredible. A marketing leviathan, and whether Brady sits or gets his suspension overturned I'll still be there every Sunday drinking it all in as will just about everyone else sporting there Faux-outrage over the actions of unethical millionaires and the billionaire stooges that run the league.
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    Indianapolis Colts 2014

    It's all in good fun Fish. I should of typed the last paragraph about Brady in the "Sarcasm font". Just fans defending their own, poking fun at the opponents. Probably a little sensitive with Mathis due to experience with some friends who struggled with pregnancies and were also prescribed the same drug. Go Horse
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    Indianapolis Colts 2014

    Has anyone here argued that Mathis shouldn't have been suspended? maybe I missed it but I haven't seen anything like that. What i am defending is the reality of what Mathis and his wife were going through to get pregnant. Do you know anyone that has struggled with infertility FD? It takes a tremendous emotional and often incredible financial toll on those individuals. In your effort to defend the pats and mark all Colts fans with the dreaded scarlet H, your arguing points that were not part of the discussion. As for having a career year and getting injured the following season, I seem to remember that happening to a certain starting QB a few years ago too.
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    Indianapolis Colts 2014

    Fishduck he was suspended according to the rules for taking a banned substance. Not sure what your ranting and raving is all about. Perhaps you should hold off on all the hypocrite talk unless your typing this while looking in a mirror.
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    Indianapolis Colts 2014

    I hope you are being purposefully obtuse for a laugh Bob or are at least just ignorant of the circumstances surrounding Robert Mathis and his wife's difficulties getting pregnant.
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    Indianapolis Colts 2014

    Yes, since having a baby seems like a pretty extreme measure to cover up PED use.
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    Indianapolis Colts 2014

    Gotta love the internet. In just a couple of weeks we can go from over the top, self righteous criticism of the Patriots to hyperbolic defense of the same team. Beautiful.
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    Indianapolis Colts 2014

    Man, you Pat's guys sure are sensitive. I think this kind of self-pity, but...but...everyone else does it would get you guys the Lawyer Milloy, Richard Seymour, Wes Welker treatment if you were sitting in Coach Hoodie's locker room. I tend to agree with TD on this one. Enforce the rules and move on, for Atlanta, Cleveland, and New England. What Belichick and Brady have accomplished is amazing, there is no doubt about it. I don't like the Patriots, but can and have admitted on this forum that they are great. The GOAT discussions are entertaining but are ultimately just circular arguments of opinion. There is not doubt that B and B have to be included at or near the top of any of those lists. The game winning INT was an amazing play by a rookie, but it's origins are found in Belichick's genius. That play was made b/c Butler was prepared through the scouting, game planning, and practice planning of Belichick. Butler still had to execute and deserves a ton of credit for being able to secure that fast ball after the collision with Lockette, but if he doesn't know exactly whats coming and react to a scenario ingrained through hours of prep, he's never in position to make the play. As a fan rooting against the Pats, it was a gut punch, but as a football coach it was brilliant. Belichick is operating at a level without peer in today's NFL and is certainly among the best to ever pace the sideline. Brady is phenomenal as well, and as far as I'm concerned one of the greatest to ever play the position (limiting my discussion to people I've seen play -- born 1980). I have my opinion of who is the greatest QB ever but can't really argue with those who want to put Brady at the top of the list. He is amazing. What I get frustrated with is that he wouldn't be any more or less worthy if Seattle had just given the d*mn ball to Lynch on 2nd down. And yet based on how most of these discussions are framed (in the media at least) it took an improbable goal line INT to secure his status as the greatest to play the position. That just seems like a gross oversimplification and frankly dumb.
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    Super Bowl XLIX

    Who's hating Bob? Brady was great, and correctly pointing out it took the whole team to win the game doesn't change that.
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    Super Bowl XLIX

    And if Seattle just hands the ball to Lynch Seattle wins. Tom Brady is great, one of the best to ever suit up, but teams win and teams lose Super Bowls.
  24. The NFL, not even an incompentent fool like Goddell can derail this money-making behemoth. I skip the Pro-Bowl but happily ingest just about every other game "the shield" can deliver.
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    Super Bowl XLIX

    Being the recipient of 5 turnovers seems to be a good way to stay in a game.