I'm hoping the games get more competitive in the next couple of weeks, because this is not the ideal way to start off your league.
One thing to keep in mind is how little practice the teams have had.
That being said, I think there are a couple QBs who clearly got a chance in week 1 due to NFL exposure (Hack, Matt Simms) I think as the season goes on things will look better...
Of course with this league having a deal with the NFL, if all thing go well I could see year 2 being better with more players being willing to give it a chance.
THe product wasn't awful (outside of Memphis and Atlanta). QB and OL play needs to get better, and I think some of the coaches that were hired for this league have an outdated view of football. But it's a work in progress.
Post by romanstylesiii on Feb 10, 2019 22:39:05 GMT -5
I don't get why people think this is a viable business? People may love football in the US, but they don't love it enough to watch a minor league version of it during one of the busiest times of the sporting year.
These leagues always put teams in the same markets. Memphis has now had 5 major pro football teams, 4 of which are from these "alt" leagues: NFL (Oilers played there for a year), XFL, USFL, CFL, WFL, and AAF. Maybe this 6th is FINALLY the charm, or maybe someone can admit this is a bad idea
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Post by castletonsnob on Feb 11, 2019 6:59:35 GMT -5
Now that Week 1 of the AAF is in the books, how do you feel about the league? Do you think it'll succeed, or will it go the way of the original XFL?
I think the AAF has a lot of good ideas, like the sky judge and the no kickoff rule, which helps with the flow of the game. I also like how you can see and hear the process of a challenge being decided. But, the quality of play is a bit iffy, and every game I've watched so far has had audio problems.
Post by cjb01 is a piece of sh- on Feb 11, 2019 8:51:54 GMT -5
To this day, I look back at those four years at Penn State when everyone was basically crying that Hackenberg was going to grow into this amazing five star quarterback with endless upside and potential as he threw five yard incompletions into the god damn ground
Seeing him somehow fall even lower is kinda cathartic, because from the beginning I saw the dude as a bust when everyone was just screaming "HE NEEDS TIME", nah he's just awful.