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XFL For the Love of Football talk

Post by Maelstrom88 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:11 pm

Hey guys, so I just wanted to start a thread where we can discuss any and all XFL stuff. Who are you guys cheering for? Any players you are interested in watching?

Myself, I'm from the STL area and I'm excited to follow the Battlehawks. Just from watching yesterday I liked what I saw from Cardale Jones on D.C. I also really like Washington's back up Tyree Jackson. He looked good against us in preseason and I don't know why he isn't on a roster. Some of you may recall (but probably not :lol:) that I had us drafting him in my mock draft last year. Both of these Qbs are better than Manniom imo. I also loved watching the son of Ricky Proehl for Seattle yesterday. His dad sent the Rams to the Super Bowl back in 99. He looks like a Wes Welker to me.
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Post by Mothman » Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:34 pm

I haven't watched a game yet so I'm not sure which team I'll support. The Battlehawks are the closest to me geographically.

I forgot Cardale Jones was in the league! It will be interesting to see how he does. It sounds like he got off to a good start.
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Re: XFL For the Love of Football talk

Post by Maelstrom88 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:47 pm

Mothman wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:34 pm
I haven't watched a game yet so I'm not sure which team I'll support. The Battlehawks are the closest to me geographically.

I forgot Cardale Jones was in the league! It will be interesting to see how he does. It sounds like he got off to a good start.
Yeah he didn't look too bad. Threw some darts on the run. I was surprised by some of the older guys like Raheem Moore that were playing on the league.
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Post by Maelstrom88 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:20 pm

Ta'amu of the Battlehawks looked pretty good to me in game one. Great pocket awareness and mobility. Some perfect passes in tight coverage.
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Post by Mothman » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:34 am

I caught a quarter of the NY/Tampa Bay game yesterday. NY was dominating the Vipers.

I'm hoping I can catch at least one complete game next weekend.
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Re: XFL For the Love of Football talk

Post by Maelstrom88 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:03 pm

Mothman wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:34 am
I caught a quarter of the NY/Tampa Bay game yesterday. NY was dominating the Vipers.

I'm hoping I can catch at least one complete game next weekend.
That's the one game I didn't watch at all. I record them then watch later or catch up with the Battlehawks like an hour after it starts. From what I heard TB has an atrocious offense.
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Re: XFL For the Love of Football talk

Post by Mothman » Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:12 pm

Maelstrom88 wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:03 pm
That's the one game I didn't watch at all. I record them then watch later or catch up with the Battlehawks like an hour after it starts. From what I heard TB has an atrocious offense.
It certainly looked atrocious while I was watching. Their defense didn't look any better.
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Re: XFL For the Love of Football talk

Post by Mothman » Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:21 pm

Wow, there's already been a coaching change after one week. The Wildcats dumped Pepper Johnson as defensive coordinator.

https://www.xfl.com/teams/los-angeles/w ... er-johnson
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Re: XFL For the Love of Football talk

Post by Mothman » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:20 am

After consulting with Cliff, I've moved this thread here to Vikings Talk since that's where the offseason discussion is centered.

If you want to talk XFL, this is the thread in which to do it.
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Post by StumpHunter » Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:42 pm

Any former Vikings of note playing?
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Re: XFL For the Love of Football talk

Post by Mothman » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:03 am

StumpHunter wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:42 pm
Any former Vikings of note playing?
"Of note"? I'll let you be the judge.

Here's an article about former Vikes playing in the XFL:
https://thevikingage.com/2020/02/12/for ... eek-1-xfl/

Some former Vikes in the article (and the league):

Willie Beavers
Storm Norton
Nick Truesdell
Jhurell Pressley
Will Sutton
Taylor Heinicke
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Re: XFL For the Love of Football talk

Post by Purple Domination » Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:18 pm

I like the kickoff concept. But I have been struggling to get excited about the game play. The freakish athleticism of the NFL has me spoiled.
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Re: XFL For the Love of Football talk

Post by StumpHunter » Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:14 pm

Jones looks so good compared to the other QBs. It will be interesting to see if that translates into him being considered for a backup spot in the NFL again.
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Post by Pondering Her Percy » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:20 pm

I will say it seems like it’s taking off much better than the AAF did. I hope they keep it going to be honest. It gives guys another possible shot at the nfl and another source we could always pull from from a depth perspective
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Re: XFL For the Love of Football talk

Post by Tark » Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:36 pm

Pondering Her Percy wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:20 pm
I will say it seems like it’s taking off much better than the AAF did. I hope they keep it going to be honest. It gives guys another possible shot at the nfl and another source we could always pull from from a depth perspective
Totally agree and it gives us more football to watch much to the chagrin of my wife
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