BRaG Talks Football VII: Playoffs

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Wherein I step up to my lectern, as was recently said to me, and give my opinions about football ad the Chiefs.

For your convenience, here is the previous post on the topic: https://arrowheadguys.com/?p=97722

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So, the screwball season’s in the books, and we know we shouldn’t blindly trust the full-season statistics to compare current teams – but that doesn’t mean they aren’t useful at all. Consider the story they tell; the D began the season seemingly in disarray, with little hope of becoming even average.

But then, as the season progressed, things started to come together (right now, over me. Thanks, I’ll see myself out), and what we have now is an entirely different animal. Looking at the season stats makes you think they are worse than they are, because the early stats drag down the recent ones. This very much reminds me of the ’19 run, when our D supposedly didn’t have a prayer of stopping anyone, even leading up to SB LIV. We know how that worked out.

The situation is different now, of course, every season’s unique, but my point is the same masking’s embedded in the stats, the poor drowning out the good. Stats themselves aren’t bad, but blindly trusting them when you shouldn’t leads you to making a fool of yourself on national TV. Not exactly smart, though their model doesn’t require any sort of expertise.

Finally, a word about Special Teams. Yeah, I know all the forecasting that they’re putting games at risk via missed kicks, but we now know that simply plucking a blade of grass to mark the placement point will get the holder penalized, plus Butker’s injury. Let’s face it, if we’re depending on the kicking game to win, we ain’t as good as we think we are. As for Toub, hate on him all you like, but he’s consistently put together above-average ST seasons since joining us. That’s not someone you simply replace and get an automatic upgrade.

Now, we wait for the event, to see what actually plays out, but I have faith in our team, and you should, too. Now have a few videos that should help you get into game-day mindsets.

Calls himself a “Chiefs hater” in the title, but can’t help but knowing Mahomes is great. Fun.

But what do I know? I’m all verklempt, discuss.

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upamtn
01/21/2023 3:05 pm

arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg

my usual “free streaming TV” (ustvgo) is now CLOSED?

I’m guessing NFL had something to do with it … had “free NBC” with it (and other over the air broadcast stations)

arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg

WaywerdSon
01/21/2023 2:42 pm

line moved a full point since this morning, now -9.5. Smart money is saying Chiefs in a blow out

gonzangkc11
01/21/2023 2:01 pm

Tiny Light snow starting @ arrowhead stadium … .

WaywerdSon
Reply to  gonzangkc11
01/21/2023 2:34 pm

thats why im not there. found a 4th row upper for $135 yesterday, but i cant get stuck in KC by a fucking ice/snow storm. driving down through the ozarks in bad weather sucks. KC to Joplin is nothing, Joplin south is ugly

gonzangkc11
Reply to  WaywerdSon
01/21/2023 2:38 pm

Whiskey @ home is better 😆

Nasrani
Reply to  gonzangkc11
01/21/2023 2:44 pm

Especially if it’s from a jar.

gonzangkc11
01/21/2023 1:38 pm

Nfl qb who get ball out the QUICKEST

BUCS QB #1
CINN QB #2
JAGS QB #3

good test for Chiefs D today….IF Chiefs play cinn next.

gonzangkc11
01/21/2023 1:30 pm

STREAMING LIVE!!!

gonzangkc11
01/21/2023 1:26 pm

gonzangkc11
01/21/2023 1:23 pm

gonzangkc11
01/21/2023 1:22 pm

THUG DEFENSE HAS BEEN AUTHORIZED 🙂

gonzangkc11
01/21/2023 1:21 pm

gonzangkc11
01/21/2023 1:20 pm

gonzangkc11
01/21/2023 1:17 pm

Streaming LIVE in 10 minutes

upamtn
01/21/2023 1:02 pm

ok, so lemme see is I gots it right …

Jags v Chiefs at 3:30 AG time

G-Men at Eagles at 7:30 AG time (which is 8:30 East Coast) … really???

pompano
Reply to  upamtn
01/21/2023 1:09 pm

late games suck

gonzangkc11
01/21/2023 12:56 pm

I just typed in CHAT gpt: please write a song about kansas city chiefs winning divisional game today

In 5 seconds, CHAT gpt wrote this song. GHAT gpt is an AI software that is NOT connected to the internet. In next 6 months, she’ll be connected to the internet.

Verse 1:
The Kansas City Chiefs, they’re on fire
They’re taking the division, they’re going higher
With Mahomes at the helm, they’re unstoppable
They’re leaving the competition, they’re incredible
.
Chorus:
Kansas City Chiefs, they’re the best
They’re taking it all, they’re passing the test
With every game, they’re proving it true
They’re the division champs, and they’re coming for you
.
Verse 2:
The defense is strong, and the offense is too
They’re a force to be reckoned with, they’re coming through
With Andy Reid leading the charge
They’re taking the league by storm, they’re not at large
.
Chorus:
Kansas City Chiefs, they’re the best
They’re taking it all, they’re passing the test
With every game, they’re proving it true
They’re the division champs, and they’re coming for you
.
Bridge:
It’s a new day in Kansas City
The Chiefs are dominating, they’re making history
With a win in the division game
They’re on their way to the Super Bowl, it’s all the same
.
Chorus:
Kansas City Chiefs, they’re the best
They’re taking it all, they’re passing the test
With every game, they’re proving it true
They’re the division champs, and they’re coming for you

Outro:
So let’s raise our glasses high
For the Kansas City Chiefs, they’re taking flight
They’re the best in the league, they’re the cream of the crop
They’re the division champs, and they’re never gonna stop.

larch
Reply to  gonzangkc11
01/21/2023 1:00 pm

Wow, not bad.

gonzangkc11
Reply to  larch
01/21/2023 1:04 pm

insane – I took a video of AI writing that song live – insane in 5 seconds

pompano
Reply to  gonzangkc11
01/21/2023 1:05 pm

does it pass the Turning Test?

Nasrani
Reply to  gonzangkc11
01/21/2023 1:10 pm

Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

vvet818
01/21/2023 12:50 pm

comment image

gonzangkc11
01/21/2023 12:44 pm

Chiefs by 15+ points today. More importantly, all Chiefs stay healthy!!

larch
Reply to  gonzangkc11
01/21/2023 1:01 pm

With a couple of Trey Smith and/or Creed Humphrey pancake blocks along the way.

upamtn
Reply to  larch
01/21/2023 1:03 pm

Trey Smith inspired by Will Shields?

pompano
Reply to  upamtn
01/21/2023 1:07 pm

invite Will to the sideline

Last edited 1 year ago by pompano
larch
Reply to  upamtn
01/21/2023 1:09 pm

Yes sir!

Nasrani
01/21/2023 10:43 am

Great stuff as usual. I think part of the ST woes (aside from Butker’s injury) are anomalous – i.e., rookies getting used to playing at NFL speed, weird fields (Lucas Oil is cursed), and just all around fluky plays.

As for the defense, another thing that statistics fail to account for is the youth of our DBs, particularly at the cornerback position. Sneed is the vet, and I believe he’s a second-year guy (maybe third-year). Rookies got the start and performed with aplomb all year:

Also, once again, confound you NFL and your banning of embedded videos.

Last edited 1 year ago by Nasrani
larch
Reply to  Nasrani
01/21/2023 12:37 pm

“Performed with aplomb” there’s a phrase not often seen applied to football players, love it.
Re STs: Marcus Kemp is activated, iirc he is good on STs.
Re the rookies: Chenal is quietly learning the pro level trade, Karlaftis seems to be getting stronger as the season has progressed (maybe a product of the DL group improving over the season as Professor BRaG, Seth Keysor and others have described) and ya, those DBs – Cook included – are doing alright.
GO CHIEFS, GITERDUN!

pompano
Reply to  larch
01/21/2023 12:42 pm

They’ve conducted themselves meritoriously.

larch
Reply to  pompano
01/21/2023 12:55 pm

Beauty eh!

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