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Wolf
08-14-2007, 08:59 PM
Albert Einstein once said, "Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction because of the variety of factors in operation, not because of any lack of order in nature."

While he wasn't talking football, he might as well have been. Only 50 percent of teams from the 2005-06 playoffs made it back last season. The year before that, only five teams from '04 made it back to the postseason. I think we can go out on a limb and say it was due to what Einstein called "the variety of factors."

So with Einstein's words guiding us this season, we're going to share a little loosely grounded insight to determine which teams won't make the playoffs. After all, everybody predicts who will make the playoffs

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NFL and science doesn't mix

Colts: Funny thing is, when Indy doesn't make the playoffs this year, we'll still be seeing more of Peyton Manning than we will of say, playoff-leading quarterback Marc Bulger. Tarik Glenn's abrupt retirement knocked him off the Manning family Christmas card list and should be for defensive ends what opening up China's markets meant to Western business interests in the late 19th century. Mario Williams won't look like such a bad buy when he's celebrating his fourth sack of a Colts quarterback on Dec. 23.

The defense didn't get anything but smaller and less talented with the departure and loss of guys named Cato and Booger. And relax, people -- it's just a down year, not the end of a solid franchise run.


Titans: You're good if you make coaches game plan for you. You're great if you can still do what you want when coaches game plan for you. That's where Vince Young stands, on the precipice of greatness. I'm guessing he'll always be more fun to play with in Madden then he'll ever be fun to play with if you're a wide receiver. Ben Troupe should never lead your team in receptions. He'll be doing it for the next three seasons in Tennessee.

http://www.sportsline.com/spin/story/10295079

JohnsonFan
08-14-2007, 10:22 PM
indy is making playoff i dont know what he is talking about, indy is stacked on O and has an ok D even though i hate them its the truth

Overalls
08-15-2007, 06:44 AM
As big of a Texans fan as I am, I can't see the Colts on a list like that and us not. Unless it is supossed to be a given that we won't. Still it's good to see a list like this without us on it.

BigBull17
08-15-2007, 08:04 AM
Without Glenn, their O wont look as good as it has these last years. They also lost starters on a really bad defense. They wont win the division, and may not make it in. That will be...., the freakin Jags. God that hurts to say.

Texans Horror
08-15-2007, 09:28 AM
Good article with some gutsy calls not based on AP-reporting, so I liked it. One reason the Texans may not be on this list is that half their games are against these teams. (Just playing Devil's Advocate here.) If you figure that the Colts, Titans, Browns, Falcons, Dolphins, and Buccanneers won't make the play-offs, that's eight teams of 8-8 or worse that the writer is figuring the Texans will play. That makes for a decent shot at the play-offs. (Again, just playing Devil's Advocate.)

GoPats
08-15-2007, 11:04 AM
That dude's a jackass. The picks that were obvious were too obvious, and his "bold" picks are just plain stupid, IMHO. The Colts won't make the playoffs? C'mon. Who wins the division then? Jacksonville? :gun:

Obviously I'm not an Indy fan (LOL), but there's no way they fail to qualify for the postseason.

copycat781
08-16-2007, 01:00 PM
Everyone here knows deep down that if the Jags ever figure out how to beat the Texans the division is ours.

TexanSam
08-16-2007, 01:25 PM
Everyone here knows deep down that if the Jags ever figure out how to beat the Texans the division is ours.

Everyone here knows that the Jags will never figure out a way to beat the Texans.

copycat781
08-16-2007, 01:32 PM
Everyone here knows that the Jags will never figure out a way to beat the Texans.


We can always hope can't we?

hadaad
08-16-2007, 01:41 PM
We can always hope can't we?

Historically, that's pretty much all you have, so hope away.

HOU-TEX
08-16-2007, 01:41 PM
We can always hope can't we?

Well, as long as y'all have 'the catapult' as QB you won't. Geez, I think the ball scrapes the ground during his throwing motion.:user:

copycat781
08-16-2007, 01:52 PM
Well, as long as y'all have 'the catapult' as QB you won't. Geez, I think the ball scrapes the ground during his throwing motion.:user:


Ouch.

Actually, we are petitioning the NFL to have you wear Colt uni's both games. We have no problem getting up for the ponies.

HOU-TEX
08-16-2007, 02:02 PM
Ouch.

Actually, we are petitioning the NFL to have you wear Colt uni's both games. We have no problem getting up for the ponies.

It is kind of odd how things work out in the NFL. I guess that's why they play the games.:cool:

hadaad
08-16-2007, 02:15 PM
It is kind of odd how things work out in the NFL. I guess that's why they play the games.:cool:

So that the Jaguars can get embarrassed by the Texans? I like it.

Blazing Arrow
08-16-2007, 02:18 PM
Everyone here knows deep down that if the Jags ever figure out how to beat the Texans the division is ours.

Considering you have a losing record vs every team in division I would say the Jags need to learn to win in division before they will ever be anything.

That and realize Leftwitch/Garard/Couch is not going to take that team anywhere.

The Pencil Neck
08-16-2007, 02:21 PM
That and realize Leftwitch/Garard/Couch is not going to take that team anywhere.

The cellar is somewhere.

Blazing Arrow
08-16-2007, 02:28 PM
The cellar is somewhere.

True .....

But how could losing almost your entire coaching staff and both of your safeties negatively effect you??? :hmmm:

copycat781
08-16-2007, 02:41 PM
The cellar is somewhere.

And who else would know that better than.....no, that's too easy. :)

copycat781
08-16-2007, 02:50 PM
True .....

But how could losing almost your entire coaching staff and both of your safeties negatively effect you??? :hmmm:


We didn't lose them. We know right where they are.

Actually we may struggle as Nelson gets his feet wet, Sensabaugh played well last year. We should also get some help with the pass rush as we get Hayward back. As for the coaches, I never liked Anderson as the QB coach. Shula has come in and picked up nuances that should have been found years ago on both Qb's. We'll how the season unfolds, I like our chances this year.

Blazing Arrow
08-16-2007, 03:01 PM
You lost your SP Coach and OC as well corrrect? I would say that is pretty significant. Your WR are as bad as the Titans are and you stumble late in the season when it matters.

I think the biggest mistake was the coaches that were chosen. Another .500 season with no playoffs and a losing record in division and I can not see how JDR stays.

copycat781
08-16-2007, 03:09 PM
You lost your SP Coach and OC as well corrrect? I would say that is pretty significant. Your WR are as bad as the Titans are and you stumble late in the season when it matters.

I think the biggest mistake was the coaches that were chosen. Another .500 season with no playoffs and a losing record in division and I can not see how JDR stays.



Our SP teams coach? After what I saw last year I didn't think we had one.

As for Koetter, I think Del Rio has learned his lesson. You have to score to win games. It is my belief that he will let Tice and Koetter off the chain and attack the opposing defenses. Then the Jag "D" can play with a lead and pin their ears back.

Blazing Arrow
08-16-2007, 03:19 PM
Our SP teams coach? After what I saw last year I didn't think we had one.

As for Koetter, I think Del Rio has learned his lesson. You have to score to win games. It is my belief that he will let Tice and Koetter off the chain and attack the opposing defenses. Then the Jag "D" can play with a lead and pin their ears back.

So the answer to an offense with obvious issues is to draft 1 & 2 to the defense and add an aged injury prone WR. Face it JDR should be a DC not a head coach. Oh wait I fogot you got Couch ..... Add in an injured C and Sandmitch will be pressed and grilled before game 5.

Goldensilence
08-16-2007, 03:32 PM
Was like pulling teeth to get throughg this "Article".

The colts may have lost Tarik Glenn...but that doesn't spell the end of the world for them. They'll be creative on the Offensive side of the ball and the rest of the line is still Solid and oh yeah that guy Peyton is still under center. While they did lose some people on the defensive side of the ball they've drafted well and i epxect a breakout year from Marlin Jackson who is well suited for the Defense Dungy runs.

The Bengals don't make the playoff because of Iron's torn ACL? Rudy is still going to get the bulk of the load and Chris Perry will be fine as the #2. As for Henry's suspension didn't he miss a few games last year? The reason they'll miss the playoff prolly is it'll be a tough division.

Do agree on the often over-rated Giants and i don't se any reason Coughlin should have been kept. Veteran players revolting...being the main reason Tiki retired...and routinely being outcoached (especially in his past two playoff appearances).

Not the biggest cowgirls fan but they'll finish second behind Philly and be in the playoffs.

Oh yea the Texans did get mentioned...even if it's tongue in cheek

Mario Williams won't look like such a bad buy when he's celebrating his fourth sack of a Colts quarterback on Dec. 23.

HOU-TEX
08-16-2007, 03:33 PM
Hmm..a titan fan and a jag fan arguing about who's team sucks the most on a Texans MB = PRICELESS! LOL! :shades:

Texan_Bill
08-16-2007, 03:35 PM
Hmm..a titan fan and a jag fan arguing about who's team sucks the most on a Texans MB = PRICELESS! LOL! :shades:

HOU-TEX, you beat me to the punch!!

Blazing Arrow
08-16-2007, 03:36 PM
Hmm..a titan fan and a jag fan arguing about who's team sucks the most on a Texans MB = PRICELESS! LOL! :shades:

The Texans are assumed to suck so there is no need for that conversation. It is a given. :texflag:

powerfuldragon
08-16-2007, 03:45 PM
Without Glenn, their O wont look as good as it has these last years.

that's what i thought when they lost edgerrin james...

ReliantTexan
08-16-2007, 04:57 PM
The Texans are assumed to suck so there is no need for that conversation. It is a given. :texflag:My teacher once told me that "Nothing assumed is ever a given". Actually I just made that up.

HOU-TEX
08-16-2007, 05:04 PM
My teacher once told me that "Nothing assumed is ever a given". Actually I just made that up.

Sounds damn good though!:whip: