Monday Wild-Card Open Discussion

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Los Angeles Rams ER Leonard Floyd
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NFL Wild Card - It's Monday night (playoff) football as Arizona (11-6) visits the L.A. Rams (12-5). Use this thread to discuss.

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41 comments, Last at 18 Jan 2022, 9:38am

1 Oh my what a miss

ARI has two receivers in same area, usually a problem but both are wide open and behind Ram defense on a long pass and Murray misses them both.  No way to know which one he was targeting.

3 Louis Riddick GM?

I heard people float his name but I can't get on board with a guy that screeches about running the ball so often. Immediate turn off.

6 RE: OBJ's dad

May be a legit football scout.  Someone should sign him.  Ha, ha

29 My bad!

It’s all the shoveling, plus the painkillers, plus watching Kyler Murray throw that godawful pick-six ;-)

9 Do we have contact info for…

Do we have contact info for DIVISION? I'm worried what this game might do to him.

Dumb play by Murray, great play by the Rams D as a whole and very entertaining pick 6.

11 Wow, hard to imagine Kyler…

Wow, hard to imagine Kyler having a worse first half than this. Obviously you can't judge a player on one game, but he looks utterly lost out there, like "how is this guy a starter" lost.

12 Awful INT

Great Kyler Murray has disappeared for weeks. DIVISION has disappeared for weeks.  He was right all along.  Rams are stars and scrubs.  They play like stars, make Arizona play like scrubs.

 

25 LOL

In reply to by jheidelberg

It just occurred to me that maybe DIVISION might have been Murray's agent, or maybe parent. DIVISION, if you're reading this and need someone to talk to, call 1-800-273-8255.

17 Which sucks somewhat because…

Which sucks somewhat because when it was working it was fun to watch 

I get Hopkins is awesome but I've also watched Green Bay go 7-0 without Adams under LaFleur so it shouldn't make a team fall apart the way Arizona has.

34 Yes, it is time for FO to…

Yes, it is time for FO to have a poll, rate the broadcasters.  I hear that Marc Sanchez is atrocious.  Since I am in an AFC market, I have yet to experience his broadcasting.

Thank goodness ESPN does not get a SB.

23 Kyler Murray proving he's…

Kyler Murray proving he's not a young Russell Wilson. Kliff Kingsbury playing like former Archie Comic star QB,  calling obsolete plays.

27 If there were ever to be a taunting penalty

That might be it, even if he was unaware.

IDK what a defender is supposed to do there with the offensive player lowering his head too...man they got it really rough. 

36 Time for the nitwits to…

Time for the nitwits to admit that Kyler Murray is not the second coming of Russel Wilson, and that Matt Stafford can't succeed without Calvin Johnson.

39 Do people still say that? …

Do people still say that? (About Stafford/Johnson)

His PFF grading got significantly better and DVOA/DYAR also have also been better in most years (assuming the same for his EPA/play, but don’t know where to look that up) since Johnson retired.  Not saying the two are related, other than perhaps losing him forced Stafford to work more at the finer points of quarterbacking (especially his mechanics).

Kind of on that subject, I wonder if a lot of the Cardinals offensive scheme relies too much on Murray/Hopkins being better athletes than their opposition, hence their collapse since Hopkins got hurt.