Big Stage Gets The Best of McVay And Goff

I guess none of us should be surprised. Patriots win another Super Bowl, it wasn’t pretty but they got the job done. As much as i was impressed by the Patriots defence because the Dolphins are getting their D coordinator in as their coach. I’m left feeling like these Rams could of done a lot more.

As great as the Patriots defensive setup was and as great as they played, the Rams let them, they let them bully them from the start. Running the ball on every first down in the first half, what is that??? Where was the free flowing Rams offence we’ve all watched this year. The team that went for it on fourth downs, the team that did fake punts, the team that made half the league hire any coach close to McVay.

Most of the game it felt like they were playing scared, scared of making the big mistake that would cost them the game. Instead the thing that cost them the game was going away from who they were all season and that was an aggressive offensive juggernaut that was changing the way the game was played. I am bitter, I am salty, I don’t think Edelman should of gotten MVP. I don’t think he should’ve even been able to play in the game to be honest, but I’ll save that rant for another day.

The Eagles stuck to their guns last year in the Super Bowl and thats how they beat the Pats, staying true to who they were and what got them to the big dance. I know McVay and Goff will probably get back to this point, figure it out and win it. You also never know if you get to this stage again, Marino made it his first year and never got back in an amazing career. I hope they don’t regret not leaving their whole playbook out there and throwing everything they possibly had at the Patriots. Congratulations to Patriots fans on another ring and here’s to hopefully a better game next year. Happy first Monday without football y’all, its gonna be a long offseason.

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PMS 2.0 040 – Vinatieri, Florio, And The World We Live In

Today’s show is packed with football talk. First, Colts Kicker, the all-time NFL points leader, 4x Super Bowl Champion, the GOAT, Adam Vinatieri, calls into the show. He and Pat discuss his season now that the dust has settled, Adam Schefter breaking the news that he plans to return for his 24th season, what he learned from Bill Belichick when playing for the Patriots, and he looks ahead to next season (4:04-20:56). Next, longtime friend of the show, creator of Pro Football Talk, Mike Florio calls in to recap the Conference Championship games. They also discuss what needs to be done to change the officiating in the NFL and Mike proposes a rule change for overtime (20:57-36:29). Pat and the guys also give their takes on the Conference Championships, chat a little bit about the plans for Super Bowl week in Atlanta, and Pat talks about a couple of the recent documentaries he’s watched including Murder Mountain, the Fyre Fest documentary, and Avicii’s documentary. It’s a good one, come and laugh with us. Cheers.

Some Thoughts On Matt LaFleur, The New Packers HC

First things first. I understand Matt LaFleur shares a last name with Peter LaFleur of Dodgeball fame. Stop sending me “cram it up your cram hole, LaFleur,” .gifs. I get it. Now if you wanted to make your own meme about the situation, that may be another story…

Anyways, I don’t really know how I feel about this hire. My gut reaction was not great:

Yes, I understand LaFleur comes from the Shanahan/McVay coaching tree, but why is that a guarantee that LaFleur is a wunderkind the likes of McVay? It doesn’t. It means he soaked up some things from McVay and Shanahan while working under them, but those guys are both calling the shots, and calling ALL the plays for their respective teams while he was on staff, regardless of what his coaching title was. I understand the Titans personnel this past season wasn’t great, but I don’t know if that gives a free pass to excuse everything and act like he’s going to be the second coming of Bill Walsh. I’m not saying he won’t be good, literally no one knows if he will be, I just didn’t think the Packers would be the first team dipping their toes into the water with a new coach. Didn’t even conduct a second round of interviews. He impressed them enough to have them just say “FUCK IT, HE’S OUR GUY!” A lot of former players are saying they love this hire, so I guess that’s a good sign?

Realistically, I was probably going to bitch regardless of who the Packers hired if it wasn’t Bruce Arians. I wanted him baaaaaaaad. And I undoubtedly still have a very sour taste in my mouth from the way the season ended. The thing that bothers me the most is LaFleur wanting to keep Mike Pettine around. I understand. He only had a year, but how do we know this guy shouldn’t be pushing a fucking broom somewhere? He looks like a football coach, and as of now, that might be the only reason he’s still getting looks and holding down jobs and not snaking toilets.

Outside of everything that I just said, I’m going to reserve judgement until I see what kind of plays and schemes LaFleur is cooking up next year. If they really believe that he’s the guy to get Rodgers back to an MVP season and in turn, the Packers into the playoffs, then so be it. That would be incredible. If he crashes and burns and the Packers suck phallus for the next three years, that would be undesirable, but at that point you’d drain the swamp and get rid of everyone including GM Brian Gutekunst (jury is still out on whether or not he knows what the fuck he’s doing).

That’s about as much optimism that you’re going to get out of me, but I’m going to take it a day at a time. Two first round draft picks, a lot of cap room, and a new coach who is either an offensive genius, or some guy who has slept on Sean McVay’s couch a couple of times. Only time will tell.