December 20, 2008

The Hoser's NFL Picks, Week 16 2008: NFL picks that hope Yule enjoy this week's games ... ha!

posted by wfrazerjr to football at 07:41 PM - 6 comments

The Bucs are dead. Give this game to the Chargers.

The Panthers are due for a stinker. Even without Brandon Whatshisnut, the Giants still win thanks to their incredible defense. G-men by a touchdown, 10-3. Which pisses me off.

And the Lions finally win one. Yep, you done heared it here first: the Day-twah Lions win a game in 2008. How 'bout that?

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posted by NoMich at 01:11 AM on December 21, 2008

The Falcons are an incredible story. Not only did they make the offseason move with the most impact (Turner), they finally found a quarterback. Just imagine, though, if Michael Vick would have still been in the picture. The team would still be spinning it's wheels with his inconsistent play and horrible passing. It goes to show you how a team with a supposed lack of talent at the receiver position can turn that around with the addition of a stud running back and a QB that has a clue. It also makes you wonder how many teams continue playing certain big-name players instead of giving the time to rookies who could wind up making a huge difference. Vick may still be the Falcons MVP, because his stupidity and prison sentence meant more to the team's success than practically anything. It got him out of the lineup and off the team.

posted by dyams at 08:56 AM on December 21, 2008

Dyams, this season just goes to prove what I've been saying since Vick's rookie season -- he should have been converted to running back.

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:45 PM on December 21, 2008

Fraze, who was your pick for the Pittsburgh/Tennessee game?

posted by tommybiden at 11:21 PM on December 21, 2008

Fraze, I honestly think when Vick attempts a comeback, if he latches on with any team it may be as a running back, or with the advent of the "Wildcat" formation, he may be used in that manner. As a every-down QB, though, I seriously, seriously doubt it.

While I'm at it, I've always been very critical of Bill Parcells over the years, and I have to admit, he has done a great job turning around the fortunes of the Dolphins. His days as a head coach may have gone bye-bye, but as someone who can have a vision for a organization and make it work, in a very short period, he's definitely found his niche. Playing the way they have this season after pulling Chad Pennington off the scrap heap (while the Jets falter with Lord Favre (Pro Bowl?)), is impressive.

Any bets on how many minutes after their final game next weekend before Brett the Jet announces he's retiring?

posted by dyams at 08:58 AM on December 22, 2008

Oh, it was Pittsburgh, Tommy. I haven't added things up yet, but I think I'll only need one fingers for the correct predictions this week.

As for Favre, he should have retired before this week's game.

posted by wfrazerjr at 10:51 AM on December 22, 2008

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