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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by hitta If we win, our chances of making the playoffs is 65.5986%(the odds of a Rams victory) according to simulations. This is not factoring in some small favorable tweaks based on the health of the lineups that ...

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Old 01-04-2022, 05:42 PM   #21
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Re: Rams will have to play 4 quarters next week vs Niners ...

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If we win, our chances of making the playoffs is 65.5986%(the odds of a Rams victory) according to simulations. This is not factoring in some small favorable tweaks based on the health of the lineups that are expected to play. We take care of business I'm pretty confident we'll make it. I'm super confident in the defense. Whether the offense shows up will decide our season. This has been captain obvious giving you all the information you already know.
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Old 01-04-2022, 05:48 PM   #22
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Now someone please tell me that playing a meaningful game in week 18 isn't more exciting than watching Sean Payton draft a player a few picks higher that jeanpierre would explain could have been selected two rounds later.



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Now someone please tell me that playing a meaningful game in week 18 isn't more exciting than watching Sean Payton draft a player a few picks higher that jeanpierre would explain could have been selected two rounds later.



You're the only ******* here who would try to dredge up that tired debate in a thread about the Rams/Niners game.

You really cant help it. Truly sad.
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Old 01-04-2022, 06:32 PM   #24
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Will Garoppolo be able to play?

Maiocco: Jimmy G-Lance decision for Week 18 has no easy answer

There is no guarantee Jimmy Garoppolo will be able to successfully perform the most basic of quarterback requirements at the most critical stage of the season.

The 49ers need him to grip a football firmly and throw it accurately.

The 49ers must prepare this week for a virtual win-or-go-home game against the NFC West-leading Los Angeles Rams.

If the 49ers win, they advance to the playoffs. Even if the 49ers lose, they can still make the playoffs but only if the Atlanta Falcons upset the New Orleans Saints.

Coach Kyle Shanahan said Garoppolo will start if he is healthy enough to function.

But if Garoppolo is unable to function with a torn ligament on his right thumb, Shanahan will again turn to rookie Trey Lance.

The options for the 49ers are: 1). A quarterback who is less than 100 percent physically; or, 2). A quarterback who is currently at less than 100 percent with the team’s offensive system.

Tight end George Kittle pointed out in the aftermath of the 49ers’ 23-7 victory over the Houston Texans that the 49ers went into the game with an altered game plan tailored for Lance.

“It (was) a little more basic than usual,” Kittle said.

Shanahan is well-regarded for the details of his offense, which incorporates a variety of shifts, motions, pre-snap and post-snap adjustments based on the play call and the defense.

The 49ers’ approach with Lance was, basically, call a play in the huddle and run it regardless of the defense’s alignment or coverage.

If there is any question about Garoppolo’s ability to play, the question becomes whether the 49ers want to make sacrifices with their quarterback not being 100 percent healthy or not being at 100 percent with the scheme.

That is a decision that will be made solely with the final week of the regular season in mind.

But the decision to trade two future first-round draft picks, as well as a third-rounder, to move up to No. 3 for Lance was all about future seasons.

Lance’s performance in Week 17, perhaps, demonstrated that he has been improving behind the scenes as Garoppolo’s replacement. Lance looked more comfortable and more like an NFL quarterback Sunday than he did in a disjointed Week 5 game against the Arizona Cardinals.

On Sunday, Lance completed 16 of 23 pass attempts for 249 yards with two touchdowns, one interception and a passer rating of 116.0. He did not rely as much on his running, either, as he carried the ball only eight times for 31 yards.

He was far from perfect, of course, but Lance showed plenty of the skills that inspired Shanahan and general manager John Lynch to make the bold move they trust will benefit the 49ers for many years in the future.

Shanahan approached this season on two tracks. He wanted to maximize this season with the quarterback who gave the team the best chance of winning in 2021. And he wanted to groom Lance and build his confidence to place him in the most advantageous position for when he takes over as the starter in 2022.

Playing quarterback in the NFL as a rookie is not easy. The top two picks in the draft, Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson, have struggled mightily. Are they better set up for future success? That is debatable. They certainly were not ready to take over at the start of their seasons, but Jacksonville and the New York Jets did not have any other options.

With Garoppolo, the 49ers had another option. By and large, Garoppolo has played well. Lance seems to have used his time as the backup wisely. It showed when he made his first start at Levi's Stadium.

Lance experienced success against the Texans and kept the 49ers alive in the NFC playoff picture. That, in itself, should give him a boost of confidence heading into the offseason.

And if he is called upon again in Week 18 against the Rams, Lance’s learning and growing will continue. He would benefit in the future — regardless of the outcome.

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If there were no other difference, Atlanta has skid britches, and much as we hate on him, he's a better QB than most of us want to admit.

I have a feeling the Rams will beat SF in a close game. Our game with Atlanta is a crap shoot IMO.

Skid Britches: LOL

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I don’t understand that too, AG. You’d think they’d put him on IR like they did everyone else that had a longer than three week heal time
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If the Saints do their part Sunday only to have the Rams roll over for the 49ers, I will hate the Rams even more than I have since Roger Goodell used them to shut us out of the Super Bowl 3 years ago.
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Re: Rams will have to play 4 quarters next week vs Niners ...

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Now someone please tell me that playing a meaningful game in week 18 isn't more exciting than watching Sean Payton draft a player a few picks higher that jeanpierre would explain could have been selected two rounds later.



Sure thing Guido. I want to pick ahead of Atlanta so they have to burn draft picks to move up to take our players. I'm fine with splitting a game with them since our season is basically over. If we win then then we are one and done in the post season. This season is over! It has been since we started losing players like soldiers storming Normandy. Restock with higher draft picks and start fresh next year.

Let me make one thing straight, I don't want to lose but there is a bright side to a higher draft pick. We have had some pretty crappy options this year but this is a win/win whether we win or lose. You better believe that Payton wants to win this game. But the odds are against us. However, the silver lining is a higher draft pick if we lose to Atlanta. I'm simply being a realist.

Edit: jp is correct that several of our recent picks were considerable reaches.

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Old 01-06-2022, 04:22 PM   #30
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Sure thing Guido. I want to pick ahead of Atlanta so they have to burn draft picks to move up to take our players. I'm fine with splitting a game with them since our season is basically over. If we win then then we are one and done in the post season. This season is over! It has been since we started losing players like soldiers storming Normandy. Restock with higher draft picks and start fresh next year.

Let me make one thing straight, I don't want to lose but there is a bright side to a higher draft pick. We have had some pretty crappy options this year but this is a win/win whether we win or lose. You better believe that Payton wants to win this game. But the odds are against us. However, the silver lining is a higher draft pick if we lose to Atlanta. I'm simply being a realist.

Edit: jp is correct that several of our recent picks were considerable reaches.
I am not so ready to concede defeat when we reach the playoffs. Nor will any of our players or coaches. With our defense we can beat any team we face in a given game.
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