Week 14 Free Ballin’ Football Podcast and the Coaching Chopping Block

What’s up, fellas? It’s Bill from the Free Ballin’ Football Podcast. We got a great pod for you today. We run down Week 13 recaps and Week 14 previews (a GREAT slate, btw). We do a deep dive segment on who is on the coaching chopping block and wrap up with some gambling picks.

A lot of our coach segment revolves around the trajectory of the franchises. There is something to be said for organizational stability year in and year out and firing a coach is at times a difficult decision. It’s why guys like Marvin Lewis, Sean Payton and Jeff Fisher (puke!) have remained in place for so long even as their teams have stagnated or had trouble once they get to the post-season. When teams fire coaches seemingly every other year, it scares away free agents and assistant coaches, as well as makes head coaching candidates weary when evaluating their opportunities.

Doug Pederson comes up as a point of conversation as a coach potentially on the chopping block. As a reasonable-ish Eagles fan, I think this is preposterous. However, if you tune into Philly sports radio, you’ll hear dozens of mouth breathers calling for his head. This is a short-sighted view and thankfully, for all his faults as an owner, something Jeff Lurie doesn’t subscribe to as he continues his “gold standard.” If the Eagles or, say, the Bears, fire their coach this year, they enter the realm of coach churning and that’s bad for business, especially when both teams have essentially an unknown quantity when it comes to how their coach fits in with the team. You have to give guys a few years to make their mark and see if it is working out.

One guy that should be gone is Sean Payton but the Saints seem destined to let him play out the string with Brees. We make a lot of jokes on the podcast about Jeff Fisher, but recent history shows Payton engaging in his own 7-9 bullshit. They’ll likely finish under .500 for the 3rd year in a row and it is insanely clear that this team is stagnant and in desperate need for a refresh. They won’t get one, but Saints fans still seem okay with their one Super Bowl… so at least they got that… and lots of gumbo… always the gumbo.

Enjoy the podcast, let us know what you think in the comments.

Oh yea, and FUCK Jeff Fisher!

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Brocky
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Also, we’re talking jeff fisher’s mustcahe

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He has the facial hair and beady eyes of a registered sex offender

Brocky
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So random fantasy question:

two teams in a league are vying for the final fantasy spot. 10 team league, playoffs start in week 15, head to head record is the tie breaker:

After week 14, Team a is 7-7-0, and team b is 6-6-2. Team b is 1-0 against team a, and has an insurmountable lead in points for.

this is ripped from espn.com’s own faqs:
http://games.espn.com/ffl/resources/help/faq?name=how-do-playoff-tiebreakers-work

Division Winner(s)
Winning Percentage
If two or more of your league members had the same winning percentage at the end of the regular season your commish can select from the following options as the be-all end-all tie-breaking system (and if they choose to do nothing then they’re stuck with the default order shown below):

Overall points scored (Default setting for all leagues unless changed by League Manager)
Head-to-Head Record*
Division record
Overall points-against

obviously, my league chose Head-to-Head Record, but the way that reads, team b would make the playoffs over team a, despite team a having won more games…..

am i interpreting this right? this is obviously an unlikely scenario that is moot if team a loses to team c this weekend, who would be 8-6,

Brocky
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additional insanity: two fantasy games have playoff implications, each game has 3 possible outcomes, so that means 3 * 3 is 9 possible scenarios to account for.]

keeps telling myself I’m not crazy

ballsofsteelandfury
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Team B should get in. They won head to head. Case closed.

monty this seems strange to me
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Ladies and gentlemen, I’m just a caveman, but I agree with Balls.

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Rikki-Tikki-Deadly
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But a tie counts as a half win and a half loss, so by that method team B is also 7-7. I don’t see what the issue is.

Brocky
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because i legitimately never knew that’s how how ties were figured into winning percentage. I erroneously thought that there were just discarded.

team b is 6-6-1, with a percentage of 50%. but I figured it was 6/12, not 6.5/13

i just looked at the record of team x, who is 5-7-1. with 42.3%, which I assumed meant 5/12, but 5/12 is actually 41.67%

you have educated me rikki. gracias

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Snowpocalypse update from my bedroom:
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Brocky
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Dang, I’m just waiting for that shit to drop in my neck of the woods.

WCS
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Cockroaches, Donald Drumpf’s hair, and Jeff Fisher being an NFL head coach: the only three things capable of surviving a nuclear holocaust.

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Fisher’s mustache is rated to withstand a 50 megaton airburst. No more, no less.

LemonJello
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LemonJello

Shad Khan’s mustache laughs at this puny level of atomic resistance.

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Given how Haslam seems to run the Browns simply as a means to achieve the optimal ROI, I’m amazed they even have coaches.

laserguru
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The murmurs in LA are that the Rams are giving Fisher an extension that can be terminated after one year but there is talk that they may fire him this offseason and the contract is basically a severance package to which the local Rams fans say “WHAT THE FUCK DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?”

Nice stable organization you guys brought back to town.

Thanks.

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SORRY NOT SORRY

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My interpretation:
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YOUR 2016 LA RAMS!

Senor Weaselo
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Are they the monster or the truck?

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Yes?

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LemonJello

Originally I was thinking Fisher was the monster and the truck was the team, but now I’m thinking it’s the team in the monster and the truck is the fanbase?

http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Colin-Farrell-Shrug-In-Bruges.gif

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Or Los Angeles, and specifically the people whose governments got suckered into paying these motherfuckers to bring their shit pile to the metro

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All I know for sure is this: Roger Goodell is a National Disgrace*.

*Goddamned optional

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ballsofsteelandfury
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That would be Inglewood. But they’re always up to no good anyway, so it doesn’t matter.