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Week 1 Open Discussion Thread

Yay! Football! It starts tonight with Green Bay at Chicago. Other prime-time games this week include Pittsburgh at New England on Sunday night, then Houston at New Orleans AND Denver at Oakland in a Monday night double-header. Use this thread to discuss them all, and the rest of Sunday's action!

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163 comments, Last at 12 Sep 2019, 8:51pm

148 That was really bad…

That was really bad defensive coaching by the Texans on that last possession.

I'm not sure, but I suspect Deshaun Watson should have been drafted sooner.

157 I know, it's just…

I know, it's just aggravating to watch a talent like that getting bludgeoned. He'll hang in there and take a clubbing to deliver an accurate throw, but it sure is tough to watch sometimes.

161 He's taken 87 sacks in 24…

He's taken 87 sacks in 24 games to date. That's half Luck's total for his entire career. They overpaid for Tunsil, but they still desperately need to fix the rest of the line (apart from Fulton - he's fine, if unremarkable). Hopefully the two rookies will eventually get there, but neither's ready yet, and I'm... concerned, to put it mildly, about the quality of the OL coaching. Rick Dennison would get better blocking than this out of a random assortment of street free agents.

153 At first glance this Saints…

At first glance this Saints team looks the exact same as last year. Strong offensive line, Drew Brees making good short throws to Kamara and Thomas and coming through in the clutch. On defense we have the same strengths and weaknesses. Dominating run defense and a good pass rush but terrible deep coverage and third down defense.

154 At first glance this Saints…

At first glance this Saints team looks the exact same as last year. Strong offensive line, Drew Brees making good short throws to Kamara and Thomas and coming through in the clutch. On defense we have the same strengths and weaknesses. Dominating run defense and a good pass rush but terrible deep coverage and third down defense.

155 At first glance this Saints…

At first glance this Saints team looks the exact same as last year. Strong offensive line, Drew Brees making good short throws to Kamara and Thomas and coming through in the clutch. On defense we have the same strengths and weaknesses. Dominating run defense and a good pass rush but terrible deep coverage and third down defense.

158 The Raiders?!

Raider Joe will be letting it all hang out (I hope).

163 WHERE'S WEEK 2 DISCUSSION?

Hey, the Week 2 Bucs/Panthers game started half an hour ago. No thread... Mainly, I want to find out why it's delayed (per ESPN) or "suspended" per NFL network.
I guess I'll go to my car and try to get it on radio.