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It seems Matt Rhule is keeping Donovan Raiola as Nebraska's offensive line coach. Good move or bad?
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It seems Matt Rhule is keeping Donovan Raiola as Nebraska's offensive line coach. Good move or bad?
Did you think that Matt Rhule's performance was good enough in year one?
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Did you think that Matt Rhule's performance was good enough in year one?
Who do you think will win the Super Bowl?
183 5
Who do you think will win the Super Bowl?
Should tax money be used to help pay for the renovations & upgrades to Nebraska's Memorial Stadium?
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Should tax money be used to help pay for the renovations & upgrades to Nebraska's Memorial Stadium?
Will Nebraska get three more wins and become bowl-eligible this season?
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Will Nebraska get three more wins and become bowl-eligible this season?
Who's the better choice at QB for Nebraska against Louisiana Tech, Heinrich Haarberg or Jeff Sims?
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Who's the better choice at QB for Nebraska against Louisiana Tech, Heinrich Haarberg or Jeff Sims?
What's your prediction for Nebraska at Colorado? (Enter your score prediction in the comments.)
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What's your prediction for Nebraska at Colorado? (Enter your score prediction in the comments.)
What is your opinion of the Huskers' alternate uniforms commemorating Memorial Stadium's centennial?
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What is your opinion of the Huskers' alternate uniforms commemorating Memorial Stadium's centennial?
Will the Huskers qualify for a bowl this season?
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Will the Huskers qualify for a bowl this season?
After watching the spring game, who do you predict will start at QB in Nebraska's season opener?
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After watching the spring game, who do you predict will start at QB in Nebraska's season opener?
Who will have more wins in his first season at his new school, Deion Sanders or Matt Rhule?
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Who will have more wins in his first season at his new school, Deion Sanders or Matt Rhule?
Which is a more likely win for the Huskers in 2023?
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Which is a more likely win for the Huskers in 2023?
In your opinion, was National Signing Day a success for Nebraska football?
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In your opinion, was National Signing Day a success for Nebraska football?
Are you concerned about the players that have decommited or are in the portal?
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Are you concerned about the players that have decommited or are in the portal?
Tony White turned Syracuse's defense around. Will he be able to do the same at Nebraska?
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Tony White turned Syracuse's defense around. Will he be able to do the same at Nebraska?
It seems Matt Rhule is keeping Donovan Raiola as Nebraska's offensive line coach. Good move or bad?
Husker Max Asked by Husker Max
11/1/2023

It seems Matt Rhule is keeping Donovan Raiola as Nebraska's offensive line coach. Good move or bad?

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Good

8

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Bad WINNER

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40%
Good

8 Comments
Visitor
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Visitor

It's hard to coach a quality OL with subpar players

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Rob Powers
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Rob Powers

I don't think we know how good Donovan really is. If the S&C is making the linemen heavy, slow, and stiff there is only so much Raiola can do. Rhule knows OL and has a track record of identifying good young coaches, so I trust that he sees something here.

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john brandon
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john brandon

Trust Rhule on this one

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Justin Gardy
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Justin Gardy

He is only doing this to try and get Dylan.

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Ken E
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Ken E

For those saying there was no improvement, I disagree. You can not look at the line in a vacuum. Lots of injuries this year with your two best players out most of the year.

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Dick Plock
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Dick Plock

I think he is a good coach trying to make a bad situation better! And he will make it better!

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Richard Stotts
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Richard Stotts

lets see if DR with time can improve the OL.

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Roy Bishop
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Roy Bishop

Only if he brings his nephews,

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60%
Bad

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jerry reinhardt
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jerry reinhardt

My respect and confidence in Matt Rhule has dropped significantly!! This is the A #1 position /coaching that needed to be addressed IMMEDIAATELY!!

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Spot Ify
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Spot Ify

Is this a serious question?

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Robert Lloyd
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Robert Lloyd

The is the first and a huge stupid thing Rhule is doing. He needed to clean house. This looks like trouble but I hope I'm wrong.

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James Wyatt
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James Wyatt

Being a husker fan and seeing the way the o-line played tells you all you need to know why we shouldn't of kept Riola! GO BIG RED TILL I DIE!!

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Terry Darnall
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Terry Darnall

He had a whole year last to change the line and didnt do it! Bad choice by Ruhle!

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Doug Einsel
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Doug Einsel

We did not see much improvement this year on the Oline. I dont necessary think the fault is the players necessary, its the coach. I like Raiola, but, he is missing something. Maybe the weight room will help.

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David Weaver
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David Weaver

I've read the why's on the good side but reason I'm saying it's bad as it's so easy to blame in on talent and players which is why I almost voted good. Some of this belongs on Duvall for strapping on cement boots to our o-lineman but our o-line did NOT improve - the regressed so...bad move

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Jim Oswald
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Jim Oswald

Our OL was TERRIBLE! They couldn't run block and made up for it by not being able to pass block! There was not improvement in the OL as the season progressed, in fact, they got worse! With no good OL there is not improvement! THINK MATT!

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David Cassiday
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David Cassiday

O-Line was the weakest part of the whole team and showed zero improvement during the season. Total head scratcher.

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Brian Phares
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Brian Phares

I did not see improvement in the linemen throughout the year, which does not give much confidence. I realize we need substantially better players, but we also need a coach who can get every bit of talent from whomever is playing. I did not see that this year.

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Jeff Barker
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Jeff Barker

Was easily the worst position group on the team.... why would we keep the coach from that squad?

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Marty Norris Davis
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Marty Norris Davis

Our quarterbacks had .5 seconds to make a decision...

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Richard Johnson
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Richard Johnson

Worst performing position on the team. Coach or scheme, I don't know, but if that who MR wants, he has to live with results.

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Rick Shaneyfelt
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Rick Shaneyfelt

The offensive line showed no improvement under Riaola and in fact regressed in their run blocking. He is also very inexperienced compared to many other candidates including John Garrison. Rhule said " it starts in the trenches". Put your money where your mouth is!

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Matt Seiler
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Matt Seiler

This is honestly the first time I’ve seriously questioned Rhule. This makes 0 sense. The O line is 99% of the reason Casey got massacred this year. We would have been an 8-4 team at minimum with a serviceable O line. And don’t get me started on improvement, that was VERY minimal

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Michael Sandstrom
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Michael Sandstrom

There is very little upside to this choice. There are many qualified offensive line coaches that have produced at this level. I would look into getting one of them. I also believe that Raiola did very little to warrant him being retained.

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Alexanderthegreatandterrible
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Alexanderthegreatandterrible

Watch the season, what evidence do we have on the field that shows Rialo is right for Husker Nation in a rebuild year.

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Joe Hegarty
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Joe Hegarty

Bad unless Rhule is getting something or someone in return.

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Steven Waltman
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Steven Waltman

Dumb move should have kept Bill Busche.

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Bryan Petersen
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Bryan Petersen

Line was awful this year

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Bruce Neel
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Bruce Neel

They didn't play well this year

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Bill and Kathy Dalton
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Bill and Kathy Dalton

We need a proven OL coach that builds fast, agile and strong blocking graders

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VAHuskerFan
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VAHuskerFan

HELL NO!!!! Is this a trick question, that O Line was one of the worst I have ever seen, he needs to go

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Terry Darnall
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Terry Darnall

If you are coach with discipline methods of developement of the players, you can turn an offensive line around very quickly. Most of the same lineman are coming back. And now is he going to sell them on being tougher and more disciplined? I dont buy it! Very bad move by Ruhle!

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Larry Smith
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Larry Smith

Wasn't the season bad because the offensive line didn't do well? If so, then, why keep Raiole?

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Did you think that Matt Rhule's performance was good enough in year one?

Did you think that Matt Rhule's performance was good enough in year one?

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19

No

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Yes

19 Comments
Thomas Wright
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Thomas Wright

Do I think it could be better, yes ….. but MR didn’t have a lot to work with considering frost didn’t recruit much if any. The D of course is a 180 turn around and I like MR philosophy of building a brotherhood bond between his players. He’s turned the ship around into the right direction !

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Roy VanPelt
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Roy VanPelt

I believe in what Coach Rhule is doing! He has us on track!!!

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michael daly
michael daly

Indeed , a good person with the Kid first approach. good culture

Bruce Jakubowski
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Bruce Jakubowski

Starting with a new system, new coach, starting with a worthless QB. The team stayed together and had the highest retention in the Big10. That says it all for me.

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Russell Lloyd
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Russell Lloyd

The man is the Builder and He is building. I'm not looking at the record as I am looking at the foundation being built . Great progress in Year One, 100% behind him.

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Kevin Masten
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Kevin Masten

I believe the culture and brotherhood has taken a big step. Players are a team. Now we must get past the stigma of believing we can win the 4th quarter and close games. Now instilling the confidence.

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Gene L
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Gene L

Definitely building, and willing to make adjustments for any missteps. Aside from QB, is improving in every area. And QB is looking good with current recruits. Hopefully has staff straightened out.

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Frank Pietrantoni
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Frank Pietrantoni

Reasonable to impressive results given the circumstances. More importantly were his actions/decisions to further develop the entire program.

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michael daly
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michael daly

Hitting the ground running and get a recruiting class signed, difficult with a failed NE past He did miss on the quarterback and Purdy lost in the shuffle but excellent D w Tony W, hopeful offensive signs, better special teams. Hopefully a winning record and good QB play, Future looks bright

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James Childerston
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James Childerston

Started to change the toxic culture and recruiting has been solid.

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Brent Allen
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Brent Allen

Much lot rot can be unnoticed for a long time, so can internal improvements, while the record wasn't a lot better, this program is in infinitely better shape than it was 14 months ago.

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Robert Lloyd
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Robert Lloyd

Everything but winning. But Satterfield will never give us the solid offense a championship team needs. I, along with many others, say we MUST be a run first offense (and to a fault). Anything else is a loser. I give Matt a B+ his first year.

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Matt Cain
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Matt Cain

As good as you can expe t for year 1 given what we had at QB

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Darrell Moore
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Darrell Moore

He didn't have alot to work with.

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Bill Kay
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Bill Kay

Even though there were many miscues things appear to be moving in the right direction finally after many years.

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Dan Larsen
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Dan Larsen

Simple look where we came from, 8 years of loses, Riley & Frost total disappointments. In both cases the head coaching job at NE was too big for both of them. We now have a process just follow it and it is impressive so far! GBR!!

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michael daly
michael daly

So true, Mickey J.couldn't have run the machine as well as Rhule has thus far.

No

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Tim Gleason
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Tim Gleason

Love Rhule and truly believe in him picture. However his game management cost us a couple of games. You are paid to have situational awareness and planning. he does SO MICH SO well, but he did not manage end of games well in terms of clock management and understanding his limits with personnel

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Jim Fox
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Jim Fox

He seemed to want to fail the first year, so that subsequent years (with "His" guys) would look better.

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Ron Graf
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Ron Graf

A 5 win season is not up to Nebraska standards. Same old story losing close games and turnovers. Jeff Sims was a total failure

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Bruce Jakubowski
Bruce Jakubowski

Everybody was happy with Jeff Sims until we found out he didn't have any "Fingers". Blame the coach...

Larry Sawatzki
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Larry Sawatzki

Missed a bowl by one game. Plenty of opportunities.

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Richard Johnson
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Richard Johnson

There were some really questionable calls in some games re: going for a first down instead of going for a FG that cost them several games and trying some trick and fancy plays in the red zone but as others have said, he seems to have the program moving in the right direction.

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Anthony Carr
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Anthony Carr

The mishandling of the QB situation and the November collapse at the end of the season.

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Husker Max Asked by Husker Max
2/10/2024

Who do you think will win the Super Bowl?

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49ers

3

60%
Chiefs WINNER

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49ers

3 Comments
patrick
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patrick

We beat kc before we will again

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Thomas Wright
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Thomas Wright

. . . ummm, remember 4 years ago what George said . . . ? Nebraska born , Northern Californian resident .... GO NINERS !!!!! & GBR !!!

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michael daly
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michael daly

although the chiefs d is the dominant force here, the niners do have a run game and the ability to cut it loose and to slow mahomes just enough. could be epic

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60%
Chiefs

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Stephen Shoop
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Stephen Shoop

Because they’ll score more points than the 49ers. Duh!

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