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Ken Moll (1:02 PM)
Fella's Hope everyone had a great Holiday- I ate way too much but I'm back on the road to recovery - Let's talk ball!
Chris (NY, NY)
Ken, If Dallas misses the playoffs or gets knocked out early, who coaches them next year? Can't see them bring back Wade Philips and Jason Garrett sure doesn't seem to be the answer either.
Ken Moll (1:04 PM)
Chris, I really don't see Wade being there unless they get in and win at least one game. That whole Jason Garrett thing may not be the way Jerry goes either- I don't have an answer but it's going to be interesting in the BIG "D" when the smoke clears-
Do you see Bruce Arians returning at the OC of the STeelers?
Ken Moll (1:05 PM)
jeff, Yes I do see him coming back as the OC- It's the O-L that hasn't been perfomring well plus they are still one of the better Clubs in the league and missed "Fast Wilie" much of the season-
Atlanta chances in the playoffs?
Ken Moll (1:07 PM)
J'ville, Alot depends on if they get the 2 seed or a wild card spot. They have the ingredients of being able to go deep but it's always tough to win on the road (especially in the post season)--
Which of the following will happen first: the Detroit Lions win a championship, the Chicago Cubs win a championship, or Jesus Christ comes back to earth?
Ken Moll (1:09 PM)
Paul, That's a tough one but J.C may show up first ------
Ken Moll (1:10 PM)
Brian, I know many people count out the Titans for some reason but I see them having a rematch with the Steelers- Yes Indy and Baltimore or Pat's will be dangeous but I see it going thru Nashville-
Ken, the Jags are the type of team the Ravens have taken care of this year, often convincingly. I think the only way the Ravens lose on Sunday is if Flacco is tossing picks or guys are putting the ball on the ground. Thoughts?
Ken Moll (1:13 PM)
Jake, Good accessment of the this match up - There is something wrong in J'ville and unless they (Ravens ) shoot themselves in the foot they get to the post season-
ray holland (black river,ny)
wats your prediction of the cowboys egales game?
Ken Moll (1:14 PM)
Ray, I'm one who believe that the BOYS have really underachieved this season and if they are on they win by 10 points -- BIG IF !!
CAN THE COLTS GO ALL THE WAY WITH NO RUNNING GAME AND SHOULD GONZO BE STARTING OVER HARRISON.
Ken Moll (1:15 PM)
Andy, Just having Marvin on the field keeps most defenses honest- Really Gonzo is a starter as the Colts are in the spread most of the time-
The Seahawks were a total dissapointment this year. Any chance Mora turns it around quick next season?
Ken Moll (1:17 PM)
Ryan, The Seadogs are likely to be better but I don't see a huge turn around in Seattle- Some marginal drafts choices in the past couple of years and the QB position is really a big question mark--
how do you think tom coughlin will approach the game against minnesota this week?
Ken Moll (1:22 PM)
Alex, He will say he wants to win and approach it like any other contest but I don't see him playing Jacobs much (if at all) as well as Tuck and a few others - If it meant getting into the post season they would be on the field !!!
Ken Moll (1:24 PM)
Chris, This is going to be AWSOME to watch these two pretty average teams fight it out for a post season spot- I'll go with the Chargers but I wouldn't be surprized if the Broncos catch fire and get the victory--
Do you think the Texans are going to come out with intensity to end the season at .500 for only the second time in franchise history and eliminate any and all hope for the Bears?
Ken Moll (1:27 PM)
Jereme, The Texans could have a big finale and knock off DA Bear but they have to take care of the ball- (way too many turnovers this year)- This should be a good game to watch but I see Chicago finding a way to get the victory-
Do you think the Buffalo Bills will end up making a coaching change? The fans here in Buffalo have had enough of Dick Jauron!
Ken Moll (1:29 PM)
John, Dick is a good man but sometimes it's just time to move on- It could happen especially with some of the Comments the owner (non Committal) over the past couple of weeks --
If the NY Jets lose on Sunday to the Miami Doplhins and Chad Pennington? Do you think Eric Mangini will be searching for another job?
Ken Moll (1:30 PM)
Johnny, I don't see it at season end // UNLESS ownership feels they can get someone like Bill Cowher--
WHO WILL BE THE 1ST COACH FIRED I SAY ROMEO
Ken Moll (1:31 PM)
Sally, Yes It's likely Romeo will go but there maybe a few heads roll right after the season--
With the 1st overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft the Detroit Lions select__________? A) Sam Bradford B) Matthew Stafford C)Andre Smith D)Trade away the pick for more picks!
Ken Moll (1:35 PM)
Bryon, I've been a in a few draft rooms and often teams would love to trade the first few picks for more draft picks but not many want to pa the price - SOme of the CRAZY things done in the past (trading the whole draft away or lots of picks and futur picks away to get to the number one pick hasn't worked out so well- If the Lions can get a reasonable "DEAL" for that first pick they will take it , if not they will likely take Bradford or Stafford.
If the Vikings and Bears both lose on Sunday, they will be 9/7 and 4/2 in the div. and 7/5 in conferance. So how does the Vikikings own the tie-break
Ken Moll (1:36 PM)
Brandon, I believe it's their wins against better teams that breaks that tie-
Its abnormally warm up here on the Northeast---favoring the Phins?
Ken Moll (1:38 PM)
Steve, I do think it favors the Fins as they didn't play veyr well in last weeks victory - This should be a great match up in the Meadowlands !!
THIS IS MY AFC NFC TITLE GAMES RAVENS AT COLTS FALCONS AT GIANTS WHAT DO YOU THINK
Ken Moll (1:39 PM)
Bill, I see the Titans and Steelers and Panthers in a rematch up in the Meadowlands--
Dallas Cowboys ( Dallas, TX)
Will we win at Philly?
Ken Moll (1:40 PM)
Dallas, Depends on which team shows up- If the BOYS are on they get the victory -- BIG IF !!!!!
luis in CA
do you think Chad Pennington is going to be able to play mistake free football with the pressure this game is riding on? Could be the biggest game of his personal career!!!
Ken Moll (1:42 PM)
Luis, If Chad doesn't try and do too much and let his supporting cast take the game over he'll be fine. He needs to take what the defense gives him (high percentage passes) and hand it off and they (PHINS) have a great chance-- Chad has been under pressure plenty of times , I know this is a BIG one for him (Personally) but I don't see him chocking iin this game-
Brian (Palm Desert Ca)
ken is it Smart for the 49ers to offer Singletary a multi year contract and if so do you think he gets rid of Martz?
COLTS BEAT SD OR DENVER RAVENS BEAT MIAMI THEN COLTS BEAT PIIT AGAIN AND RAVENS BEAT TENN MARK IT DOWN
Ken Moll (1:45 PM)
Bill, Could happen -- That's why the NFL in the BEST sport in te world !!
Do you think they should move the Pro Bowl voting to the end of the reagular season?
Ken Moll (1:46 PM)
Brandon, No question that would be a good idea- It's just like giving a head coach an extension in the middle of the season (posibble Jauron)- Wait until the smoke clears and then react --
Garett (Michigan State)
hey ken whats good? just wanted your opinion on somethin. if you were to rebuild the lions franchise, who would u hire for gm and hc? free agents? also who should the lions target this yr in the draft? thank u much.
Ken Moll (1:51 PM)
Garett, There is alot to be done in Detroit (More than in Atlants or even Miami) - The GM is extremely improtant - I would consider a man like Floyd Reese (He wants the job, knows the organization , is a reall football man and has bee a GM at a successful organization)- Some people just want to take it for the $ but Floyd would be a great fit for a lot of reasons- Head coach needs to be a "blue collar" minded type of person (perfer HC experience but not a deal breaker)- BUILD THE O-L and D-L first and then go from there.
ARE THE COLTS THE BEST AT DRAFTING COLLEGE PLAYERS POLIAN IS GREAT AT HIS JOB
Ken Moll (1:52 PM)
Mary, Yes they are very good but remember this if #18 isn't there (injured or not there in INDY) they are just above average team --
Rob: Minden, NV
To answer Brandon's earlier question: The reason the Vikes win the tie-breaker is their record against "common" opponents. The Vikes had key wins against the Saints and Panthers. That's why the Bears will stay home.
Ken Moll (1:54 PM)
Thanks Rob -
RICH GERMANO LYNN MASS
DO THE JAGS HAVE A SHOT AT BEATING THE RAVENS
Ken Moll (1:56 PM)
Rich, I know what your thinking (for you Pat's chances to get in the post season) but it's unlikely the Ravens loose to the Jags- Hope the Jets beat the PHINs would eb your best chance-
WILL P. MANNING BE REMEMBERED AS THE BEST QB OF ALL TIME
Ken Moll (1:57 PM)
Ray, I've been around for a bunch of years and he would have to be mentioned with the top two or three --
Mike (Detroit, MI)
why the hell aren't the lions firing marinelli? The lions are probably one of the worst teams in NFL history
Ken Moll (1:57 PM)
Mike, All in good time- Be patient !
Brian (Palm Desert Ca)
Ravens defense is way to good for Gerrard to do anything
Ken Moll (1:58 PM)
Brian, That's the way I see it - If Flacco doesn't do something Crazy they are in --
WHO WINS FISH OF JETS
Ken Moll (2:00 PM)
Zack, I'm from Westchester county (originally) and i know there is lots of excitement up that way - What a great game , FINS get it done in a close contest!!
Ken Moll (2:01 PM)
Fella's can't wait until the weekend- So many things (post season hopes) come down to the last weekend- Have a great one--