Bickley: Postseason thoughts on Kyler, Super Bowl favorites, bad officiating

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Bickley: Postseason thoughts on Kyler, Super Bowl favorites, bad officiating

One game remains. Thirty NFL teams have been eliminated. Here is what I know:

Kyler Murray’s stock has tumbled. He looked overwhelmed and underprepared in a playoff loss to the Rams. His pick-six was the gaffe of the postseason, worse than Dak Prescott and Patrick Mahomes running out of clock, worse than Jimmy Garoppolo’s interception that cemented his exit from San Francisco.

Meanwhile, Joe Burrow is displaying far greater toughness and much better body language with less NFL experience, oozing with the leadership that still eludes the Cardinals quarterback.

Murray is also a convenient scapegoat for a beleaguered coaching staff that has compiled its own laundry list of failures and shortcomings.

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The Rams will win the Super Bowl in a blowout. With Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg starring in the halftime show at SoFi Stadium, it will look and sound like the ultimate West Coast party. It will be very hard to watch.

It’s also the best outcome possible for football fans in the Valley, as it will ramp up the heat, the organizational urgency and the ownership expectations in Arizona, site of Super Bowl 57.

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Overzealous officiating drove me to the brink of madness this past season. But in the past two weeks, I have seen NFL crews swallow their flags in unison, ignoring garden-variety holding penalties, pre-snap penalties, delay of game violations and illegal contact infractions. They turned their back on vicious hits and allowed Tyreke Hill to flash a peace sign on his way to the end zone.

It made for spectacular television. I hope the NFL realizes and emphasizes the importance of official restraint in the future. Or maybe the league got the point after watching the clunky Cowboys commit 14 penalties in a playoff loss to the 49ers.
 

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Ton of media attention to "The New Crop of Emerging QB's."

Guess whose name was omitted from a pack which includes Burrow, Allen, D Jones, Herbert, Mahanes and a whole bunch of others.

Not that the list isn't large or Kyler didn't disappoint.

But how could Kyler be OMVP a year ago and "off the list" now?

KM - Young, promising QB...Still has a load of potential...At a career crossroads...Future is not guaranteed.

But he should be on the list.
 
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Ton of media attention to "The New Crop of Emerging QB's."

Guess whose name was omitted from a pack which includes Burrow, Allen, D Jones, Herbert, Mahomes, and a whole bunch of others.
How did Danny Dimes get on a list of promising young QB’s?!

Most lists are heavily focused on the AFC because that’s where the best young talent at the position is and will be for years.
 

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Agree with officiating, they have to make it clear
The show success can't bear ton of penalties, mild fans stop to watching it, but can't even be like letting everything goes uncalled
 

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