Green Bay Packers Forum

Welcome to your Green Bay Packers Online Community!

Since 2006, PackersHome has been providing a unique experience for fans.
Your participation is greatly anticipated!
Login or Register.
Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
Offline wpr  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:28:15 PM(UTC)

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2012PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2013FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Silver: 2014FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Bronze: 2013

Rank: Select Member
Joined: 8/8/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 3,311
Applause Received: 1,604
Rob Demovsky said:
When the NFL releases its schedule each April, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy usually looks first at how many regular seven-day weeks he will have to prepare his team.

He prefers to keep things on a normal schedule. Games on Monday or Thursday nights throw that off.

So McCarthy likely won't be bothered or concerned that his team in 2014 will play the 13th-toughest schedule in the NFL based on opponents' records from last season. The Packers' 2014 opponents had a combined winning percentage of.


It amazes me that people want to look at last season to decide what the strength of schedule is for the up coming season.

Things change. Teams change. Injuries happen. Players improve. Others digress. Draft picks are added tot he roster. Coaching changes and schemes occur. Last year doesn't reflect on what this season will bring.

The 1967 Packers won the Super Bowl. 1968 they didn't even finish .500.
Offline mi_keys  
#2 Posted : Tuesday, February 11, 2014 4:05:58 PM(UTC)

Rank: Senior Member
Joined: 8/8/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 278
Applause Received: 453
wpr said: Go to Quoted Post
It amazes me that people want to look at last season to decide what the strength of schedule is for the up coming season.

Things change. Teams change. Injuries happen. Players improve. Others digress. Draft picks are added tot he roster. Coaching changes and schemes occur. Last year doesn't reflect on what this season will bring.

The 1967 Packers won the Super Bowl. 1968 they didn't even finish .500.


Yeah, it's only one point of reference and without context it can be quite misleading. But it's easy to calculate and spit out with zero thought or effort so that's why we it's used for strength of schedule.
Online steveishere  
#3 Posted : Tuesday, February 11, 2014 5:49:46 PM(UTC)

FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Gold: 2013

Rank: Senior Member
Joined: 7/28/2012(UTC)
Applause Given: 53
Applause Received: 1,227
SOS is never really so drastically different across the league that it will have much account for how a teams season went. Good teams usually make the playoffs and bad teams usually don't regardless of individual schedules.
Offline sschind  
#4 Posted : Wednesday, February 12, 2014 11:10:24 AM(UTC)

Rank: Member
United States
Joined: 3/5/2013(UTC)
Location: SE WISCONSIN
Applause Given: 204
Applause Received: 578
One exception for a brutal schedule might just be the Raiders. Not only do they have 2 each against the Broncos, Chargers and Chiefs they also play the NFC west for games against the Seahawks, 49ers, Cardinals and Rams plus a game against the Patriots. Those are all really tough games for them. The remaining teams are the Dolphins, Bills, Jets, Browns and Jags.

The Raiders have my early vote for the #1 pick in 2015. Are there any decent QBs coming out then? Can they afford to pass on one this year and land an impact player somewhere else or trade down and load up?

Offline Yerko  
#5 Posted : Wednesday, February 12, 2014 11:45:57 AM(UTC)

Rank: Senior Member
Joined: 10/15/2008(UTC)
Location: Chicago, IL
Applause Given: 178
Applause Received: 316
These SOS rankings are just as important as power rankings the week after the Super Bowl...
thanks Post received 1 applause.
wpr on 2/12/2014(UTC)
Offline wpr  
#6 Posted : Wednesday, February 12, 2014 12:49:33 PM(UTC)

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2012PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2013FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Silver: 2014FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Bronze: 2013

Rank: Select Member
Joined: 8/8/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 3,311
Applause Received: 1,604
sschind said: Go to Quoted Post
One exception for a brutal schedule might just be the Raiders. Not only do they have 2 each against the Broncos, Chargers and Chiefs they also play the NFC west for games against the Seahawks, 49ers, Cardinals and Rams plus a game against the Patriots. Those are all really tough games for them. The remaining teams are the Dolphins, Bills, Jets, Browns and Jags.

The Raiders have my early vote for the #1 pick in 2015. Are there any decent QBs coming out then? Can they afford to pass on one this year and land an impact player somewhere else or trade down and load up?



It is funny you should mention the Raiders.

Yesterday I was reading their 2015 projections on Walter's site.

They are expecting Oakland to go first.



Quote:
1. Oakland Raiders: Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon

2014 NFL Mock Draft selection: Sammy Watkins, WR

With the Texans, Jaguars and Browns all needing quarterbacks, the Raiders could be out of luck by the time they're on the clock this May. If they can't trade up and refuse to reach on Derek Carr, they may have to wait a year to find a potential franchise quarterback. Luckily for them, the 2015 class is more fruitful at this position.

It's a close call between Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston, but the former has a slight edge right now. With most things being equal, Mariota is clean off the field.
Rss Feed 
Users browsing this topic
Guest
Forum Jump  
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Notification

Icon
Error


Fan Shout
Zero2Cool (6-Jul) : Great game to watch! Soccer and Hockey, neither have many commercials, awesome.
beast (6-Jul) : Way to go USA!!! Women athletes rock! :D
Zero2Cool (2-Jul) : Lock'em down!
flep (2-Jul) : It's getting to that time of year when I book days off work after Packer night games as 1.30am kick offs in the UK
TheKanataThrilla (1-Jul) : Happy Canada Day!!!
Zero2Cool (30-Jun) : Today's Birthdays: Grabacr (27)
Zero2Cool (28-Jun) : lol spanks
beast (28-Jun) : Some reports, David Sweat caught and man hunt for them over
beast (28-Jun) : Yay Julie :) ... are birthday spanks an option? :P jk
Zero2Cool (28-Jun) : Today's Birthdays: 4PackGirl (46) aka Julie.
Zero2Cool (22-Jun) : Someone toasted teh SQL Server we were on, took us down with'em! Jerkz
Zero2Cool (22-Jun) : Funny thing is, people keep responding to him, playing right into his hands. Why? lol
Zero2Cool (22-Jun) : Today only, you can create new topic for *FREE* :D
Porforis (22-Jun) : Will football start already? Sick of talking about draft picks and Ted Thompson and how good/not teams are going to be.
Zero2Cool (15-Jun) : Media loves making fools out of people while they twist facts.
gbguy20 (14-Jun) : nvm foundh im
gbguy20 (14-Jun) : smokey is mia
Zero2Cool (12-Jun) : gone!!
Porforis (12-Jun) : Kevin's a big poopyhead and a vikings fan!
Zero2Cool (12-Jun) : sweet, now I can suspend people and provide a reason! :) Volunteers?
Zero2Cool (12-Jun) : doing small update ... cross finnners!
Mucky Tundra (10-Jun) : *Sad Panda*
Zero2Cool (10-Jun) : No, not you.
Zero2Cool (10-Jun) : You?
Mucky Tundra (10-Jun) : I can?!
Zero2Cool (10-Jun) : You can do it!
Please sign in to use Fan Shout

Road To Super Bowl 50
Sunday, Sep 13 @ 12:00 PM
at Bears
Sunday, Sep 20 @ 7:30 PM
SEAHAWKS
Monday, Sep 28 @ 7:30 PM
CHIEFS
Sunday, Oct 4 @ 3:25 PM
at 49ers
Sunday, Oct 11 @ 12:00 PM
RAMS
Sunday, Oct 18 @ 3:25 PM
CHARGERS
Sunday, Oct 25 @ 12:00 AM
- BYE -
Sunday, Nov 1 @ 7:30 PM
at Broncos
Sunday, Nov 8 @ 12:00 PM
at Panthers
Sunday, Nov 15 @ 12:00 PM
LIONS
Sunday, Nov 22 @ 12:00 PM
at Vikings
Thursday, Nov 26 @ 7:30 PM
BEARS
Thursday, Dec 3 @ 7:25 PM
at Lions
Sunday, Dec 13 @ 3:25 PM
COWBOYS
Sunday, Dec 20 @ 3:05 PM
at Raiders
Sunday, Dec 27 @ 3:25 PM
at Cardinals
Sunday, Jan 3 @ 12:00 PM
VIKINGS

Recent Topics
2h / Green Bay Packers Talk / DoddPower

3h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

3h / Green Bay Packers Talk / QCHuskerFan

5h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

16h / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

20h / Green Bay Packers Talk / uffda udfa

20h / Green Bay Packers Talk / uffda udfa

22h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Pack93z

5-Jul / Green Bay Packers Talk / TheKanataThrilla

5-Jul / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

4-Jul / Green Bay Packers Talk / TheKanataThrilla

4-Jul / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

4-Jul / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

4-Jul / Green Bay Packers Talk / beast

4-Jul / Green Bay Packers Talk / texaspackerbacker


Tweeter