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Official NFL Discussion: If You Only Count The Legal Points, KC Wins

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nickmitch:
It was a two-year deal.  He could go out on top, but I guess only time will tell.  I don't think he wants to retire though.

nickmitch:

--- Quote from: Ian Sane on February 08, 2021, 03:19:42 PM ---
--- Quote from: nickmitch on February 08, 2021, 01:38:02 PM ---The play of Mahomes throwing the ball while horizontal only to hit his receiver in the facemask is a pretty good summary for the night.  He played the best football he possibly could, but it was clearly not enough.

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Last night was a textbook example of a superstar player being let down by his teammates.  While the calls were ticky-tacky, Mahomes was on the sideline while his defense gave up two touchdowns almost entirely on penalties (including lining up offside on a field goal, what the hell?).  His offensive line couldn't block **** and then he would escape and throw some miracle pass only for his receiver to drop it.  It really shows his composure that he didn't throw his teammates under the bus in post-game interviews or have a Philip Rivers-style freak out on the field.

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Some of those penalties were bad calls from the refs, but the stupid mistakes (especially that FG offsides) were downright embarrassing.  He had every right to go after his teammates, but I think he recognizes that not every QB gets to call out his teammates in front of the press like that.

NWR_insanolord:
Most of the penalties were legit, but the problem is Kansas City was playing that way all season and they chose this moment to start calling them on it. If officiating had been consistent over the course of the season the Chiefs either would have cut that out or not been in the Super Bowl.

nickmitch:
So, uh, Jon Gruden lost his job today . . .

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