02-13-2011, 04:06 PM #101
Re: The Official Super Bowl XLV ThreadOriginally Posted by "Caine" #1089246
Really, if you want to nitpick, you could pull stuff like this out for virtually any team who has won the SB lately. There aren't really any dominating teams like in the past. FA has helped stop things like that. You and I must have different meanings to the phrase "sliding into the playoffs" because I don't consider a team having to win their last 2 games(and doing so) sliding in. They controlled their own destiny and won. They earned it, they didn't back in/slide into anything.
Going 10-6 is impressive IMO when you factor in the amount of injuries they had to overcome. Not to mention they were the first team in the Super Bowl era to not trail by more than 7 points in a game ALL SEASON(including postseason). All o their losses were by 4 or less, as well. Calling this years Packers team lucky is pretty hilarious considering all the starters they lost via injury + losign their QB for a game. Of course, in the playoffs they got some luck, nobody gets that far without a bit of good fortune. Hell, the Bears got all the way to the title game with nothign but luck and good fortune(virtually zero key injuries, facing 4 backup QB's and that Lions week 1 game for instance)
This team wasn't great, but they were still very, very good and played their best ball when it mattered most. Good coaching + good leadership from guys like Woodson, Driver, Rodgers goes a long way. Their secondary was elite, and they were 2nd in the NFL in INT, so it's no surprise that their strength showed up in the postseason with all the INT and pick 6's they were able to get. They were #2 in sacks and #2 in INT on the season. Great combination for any defense
02-13-2011, 09:56 PM #102Pro-Bowler
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Re: The Official Super Bowl XLV ThreadOriginally Posted by "poisoning16" #1089402
They don't have any individuals, (yet) nobody playing poorly while hurt so he can set a record. Nobody thought they were too good for training camp. Nobody holding back on getting surgery until practically the start of the season so they are out for the first half of the season, No hotshot useless crybaby receivers complaining about the meat on a buffet, or that he's not getting enough passes thrown his direction, no sexting, texting or pecker shots. Just a great bunch of guys playing with one common goal, to win as a TEAM.
I'd like to see the Vikings develop a quarterback instead of going out and signing another has been that another team doesn't want. In my opinion, great players are developed, not signed.None
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