Sunday, September 16, 2018

No More Politics from this Phin Fan

I try to learn from my mistakes.  Sometimes it takes 15-20 years, but I learn.  And I have no interest in the pregame crap, why it is, what it isn't, yada yada yada.  I like watching the Dolphins win!!
I LOVE watching the Dolphins play FB & keeping that little yellow napkin/hanky/flag out of their actions.  Opponents, you have permission to use the yellow napkin as you see fit!!
Sloppy game in the 2nd ha.....Sloppy game.  A win is a win.  This feeling I have right now is so enjoyable....I really had forgotten it.
And I'm not an idiot.....well.....I just know that there are 15 weeks remaining, and several changes of momentum, injuries, coaches using white powder with professional......hhhmmm.....professional....humans that are prettier than me, & ...me.
No critique.  Just gonna smell the flowers all week until Wed. or Thur. when I start considering Oakland.
Mr. Gore, I wish you had spent so much more of your career in your home town.  Regardless, you are here now, and you are a professional FB player & beyond!!  Before you are inducted you deserve a SB WIN!!  You know the way!!  Help us pace ourselves and make it happen!!

I don't know Ryan, I think that knee injury will not allow you to move well, or run for first downs.  You're gonna get stuck in the pocket and get sacked.  What else has the media said??  Great LEADERSHIP Tann, WELCOME BACK!!!!!
I would say something good about all of you but I bet Adam is tearing you up about what you didn't do.?.?.?
CONGRATULATIONS!!!  No idea if we'll win another game, but holding down the confidence on Darnold for the week was key!!
And the RUN DEFENSE!!! 
And an awesome PUNTING job!!

One thing. Mr. Kilgore. What do you call that special type of.....hand off/snap/.....please don't take offense to this, but did you know, or were you aware your right hand was resting on top of the game ball before that play started??  Hey man if you didn't know it's cool!  Future reference though, I'm almost positive that C is your position and your responsibility is to give Ryan the ball so he can do one of those X & O things that Adam creates.
When I was playing for the St. Louis Cardinals, I was the C.  We didn't use the shot-gun.  I was forced to make sure Jim Hart got behind me & not one of our G's.  Mostly I tried to show him how to throw a spiral.  He never got it so we ended up giving the ball to Terry most of the time.  Or maybe not?

GREAT WIN DOLPHINS!!!  I swear it appears as if Adam did get the attitude change he was trying for.  And all those men that helped him!


2-0 Dolphins Heading Home

That was your typical Dolphins vs Jets game.

Lots of crazy bad offensive plays. Kind of like starring at car crash.

Two missed extra points with more turnovers than a bakery.

But we survived by making more critical plays when we had to. Starting with stopping them on the 1 inch line right before the half.

But none bigger than Frank Gore taking that dump off on the last drive of the game on a 3rd and 19 for 20 yards.

So many new faces contributed to this win. Gore, Quinn, Amendola, Fitzpatrick, Kilgore (despite the bad snap), Baker, McMillan (really a rookie) and Wilson.

Game balls to the front office.

Was I dreaming or did our OL not commit a false start or get called for holding?

Tannehill looked silly at times, good at others and brilliant running the ball for 3 critical 1st downs.

Got to love it! No matter how ugly a win this was.

Just Win Baby!! And bring on the Raiders.

Phins Up!!!

Carl Leone
Dol-Fan since 12/25/1971

Saturday, September 15, 2018

OK, I'm Gonna Put it Beyond My Thinking

It's not really my fight.  Not that I do not care a great deal, and if asked to work in favor of a solution I would try my best. BUT:
1) I'm not a racist.  Not by any measure to the folks that let it control their actions.
2) I have ZERO control over ANYONE deciding to sit or stand for the anthem, or the flag or both.
Which leads me to how I try to solve many problems, but I forget about it because of who I am & the problems that exist in my life.  So for myself, & I know dang well millions of others out there, from now on when I allow this issue to bring out emotion in myself....emotion enough to get me ranting, I will use a prayer that millions of us try to practice but too often forget.
Now I'm sure there are many that think I have gone overboard.  But being a huge fan of the Miami Dolphins and having spent so much time & energy in my life to witness the events the NFL puts on,...or just not wanting to miss seeing one of JJ's areola's again?.?.?.  The result of me turning my back would leave such a void in my life I would need to change & fill many areas. Well, I'm going to give myself at least 3-5 years in hopes of positive change by the NFL.  So, with great respect for Reinhold Niebuhr, I am committing myself to use a version of the prayer longer than most use, I think?.?.?.
"God, give me grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things which should be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.

Living one day at a time, Enjoying one moment at a time,
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace, Taking, as Jesus did,
This sinful world as it is, Not as I would have it,
Trusting that you will make all things right, If I surrender to Your will,
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life,
And supremely happy with You forever in the next.

Amen.

Now, I am a master at placing not one, but two feet in my mouth......ya' know, to try and stay current let me say that I can very easily place a "qwerty," no matter which way or angle,......well shoot......whatever, in my mouth.  How else do you say it?  I have often put 2 keyboards on my hands?  I'm known for sticking a Logitech into my left ear, all the way in without it departing from my right ear? 
Would anyone say I have trouble staying on topic?  Would anyone ask, Hey, knucklehead, what in the #$%@ is the topic??  The topic is once again about standing or not for our National Anthem.  And I have 2 additional thoughts to add.
Okay, this is basically a black-white issue.  The Serenity Prayer, the title of that prayer I just typed, obviously is based on Christianity.  Christianity is largely a white & Hispanic religion.
I do not remember how many religions there are in this world?  I remember in one of my college courses something about 23 or 24 Core religions?.?.?.  If you knew ANYTHING about how I spent my time in college, you would not trust what I just wrote!  Because I studied so hard on so many topics that.......gonna stop, never been a good liar.
Anyway, the point of that 23-24 Core religion statement is this:  The course was .......Philosophy of Religion (recommended for those persons interested spending their lives working in Politics.  If you believe that, capitalism is not for you. After all religion is about faith, worship, and many would say trying to help others or do good, not evil. On the other hand, capitalism is a ....political/economical system controlled by private owners (as opposed to government/state) void of morality.  Why?  Because the idea is to make money, and to make money often means......GREED.) It kind of stinks because the closest happy medium for free market & communism is socialism. And many people think communism & socialism are the same. Even deeper, the more uneducated there are the more confusion about meaning.  The more educated, less confusion yet your lower class is going to increase because they do not understand what the educated see as simpler ways of living & they do not have the $ to learn the simpler ways, nor buy the products that make it simpler.
Give me a show of hands of how many people know what a snowball is!!  7??  There are only seven of you that know what a snowball is?  Well how many of you are reading this right now? Again, hands please?  4!!!  FOUR!!!!  Fine.  I'll finish this with how I actually feel instead of trying to get people to think I'm not insane.
The religion thing I wrote about:  23-24.  Well, line 'em up against one another as you would a sporting teams.  Throw 7-8 categories at the top and then percentile them.  I have an excellent recipe for chili.  What you find out about these religions is that they are very similar.  The most amazing(to me) is that each religion, all 24, had a story about a man swallowed by a big fish and then was spat out 3 days later on dry land. Now, that is complete BS!!!!  But, the common themes to each religion are so similar it widens your eyes.  A Basic 10 commandments/rules/orders...major prophets or an actual .....son of God, or last messenger of Allah. 
My point being, if you like the wording of the Serenity prayer, change a couple names to let it match your faith.  OH GOODNESS!!  "You Blasphemer!!"  And I'm the one overboard!!
Get over yourself you color haters.  You are being passed by!!  I've actually spoken with a few PEOPLE that seem to be enjoying their time on this planet and are interested in sticking around as long as their health is good.  They said they weren't interested in taking a boat to a small island in the S Pacific, shooting all that lived there, and then having 10-12 guys raise an American Flag as a sign of what........MINE!
I've ranted to long & I think my 2 points may have melded somewhere along the way.?.?.?  I also make a really good banana desert.  I'm wondering if I should leave my address for those wanting to send me money??  If you give me your address I'll drive over & pick it up!  With an autographed photo of my wife.  No, of me......ya' know I have a really good picture of my 4th grade class.  I'm in the last row & there's a guy elbowing me in the gut just as the picture is taken.  I can still remember:  finally, this bully was caught in the act!!
When the class pictures came out.  He became the most popular kid in the school.  Everyone was shaking his hand, teachers were hugging him, & the girls were going crazy over him.  I will never forget that kid.  One of these days I'll find him....yup, Urban Meyer was his name.  For all I know he's passed away.  I know he amounted to nothing because all he did in class was draw X's & V's on paper all day long.  There are 24 other letters in the alphabet & he just would practice almost the last letters.  Seldom used in words.  Talk about a dummy.
My BASIC POINT:  I'm gonna watch my team play.  You don't want to stand, obviously you have a very important belief or idea causing you to do something considered unpatriotic, brave, etc., etc., etc.  Okay.  I hope in some crazy way it can make blacks & whites understand each other better.  It's not violent so it is okay in my book.  We have brains & mouths.  Let's keep the violence out and work on a way to get along. I know it seems corny, but I always think of RKings words="Can we all just get along? Can we get along?"
If you're a Miami Dolphin, it's time to take the division back.  C'mon guys, don't let Broadway Darnold be the next great QB that has his own PSP setting.  OL, make it like the early 70's when there was a 3-headed monster in the backfield=Kick, Morris, & Csonka=Gore, Drake, & Ballage!!!!

Friday, September 14, 2018

In New York vs. Broadway Darnold

Being in the AFC East it has almost, "ALMOST" gotten to the point where I will cheer for my rivals as long as New England loses.  But I don't want to see another new, very young, talented QB take over for another northeastern media team.  The same media that despises the Dolphins.
I never like to cheer for bad playing, just better playing by the Dolphins.  However, if there is a city, a media group, and a fan base, or even a loud mouth coach that can blow-up a players head and cause the direction of his career to tremble and shake and falter and run into your own OLM's big behind, well, that would be the big cherry....blueberry....apple, Apple!!
I would like to add I have NEVER seen a QB with so much talent it is virtually impossible he will NOT lead the Jets to less then 4 or 5 SB wins......and going to Disney World after as well!!
GO PHINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The NFL isn't Over

I was wrong, the NFL isn't over.  Although it seems close to comical in South FL.  One game and we lose Josh Sitton for the year.
Last year we didn't make it to the first game without losing 4 starters.  Now, one of those loses didn't make the comeback on obviously a career ending injury.  And (no pun intended) an Achilles heel position for several years, OG, we lose a MAJOR off-season signing in Josh Sitton for the year.
Depth was already an issue & I thought with last years Football Gods ending our hopes preseason, this year would be healthy.
So I was wrong twice.
Contact me for your fantasy players & any bets.  Do the opposite of what I say or feel!!

Saturday, September 08, 2018

Heads Or Tails

Sunday's season opener against the Titans will bring a contrast in styles as Tennessee will look to ground and pound the ball directly through our defense, churning up yards and eating up the clock.

We could be in for a long, slow death start.

On the other hand, Gase and Company will look to sprint right out of the blocks with a hurry up tempo offense designed to get the Titans on their heels by creating unfavorable matchups and exploding down the field.

If Miami doesn't move the chains, the defense will be right back out there, sucking wind and missing tackles.

Believe it or not, the coin toss will be a dictator in this game. Whomever gets the ball first, can set the pace.

If the Titans start on offense, methodically march down the field and score a TD, then we go 3 and out, we could be down 10-0 or 14-0 and the end of the first quarter.

If Miami starts on offense and scores a TD in 4 minutes, the Titans may look to pass a bit more playing catchup. Which is what we need.

Miami cannot play from behind and win this game. They have to get out front and stay there.

A two score lead is our only hope.

If the O Line keeps Tannehill upright and he contains his excitement to be back, Miami can put up the necessary points. Pull away and win the game.

My prediction: Miami 31-17

Forget the home field humidity factor. It's been hot and humid in Tennessee for the past week.

Phins Up,
Carl Leone
Dol-Fan since 12/25/1971

Sunday, August 26, 2018

NFL Days are Over; But Something I wanted to Rant About!!

I realize it was the 3rd preseason game.  A time when stars don't really want to play. Young folks want to play; & most, not all,(i.e. Kazee; what do you do in a fraction of a second....go low, go high, ?????)try to avoid injury.
Only thing missing from EVERY GAME I WATCHED were the flags.  Not ref flags for penalties; flags for flag football.  NFL is on it's way out except for some version of dance and throw down & promoting your social agenda.
I should have listened to "RIGHTFIT" a couple weeks ago.  I'll still glance occasionally.  Particularly because I think this team has a chance of coming together after 2-3-4 games like they did 2 years ago. 
But the game is so different now. How much is involved??  e.g. I had a family member that worked for a large corporation. He was in charge of 2-300 people...maybe more?  Don't recall how many go-betweens there were(Asst. Coaches), because that is far too many people to keep track of all their life info. 
Before you form your opinion on this next paragraph, you should read the entire post. This one paragraph is not all inclusive of how I feel!
Changing subject here a bit:  The statements by some saying that OSU coach Meyer's wife would no way have kept those text message picks from Urban is way off.  I think that is the type of stuff that is kept from him so he can do his job.  He is a huge scapegoat here!!  "Careful Chief. You dig up the past, all you get is dirty." That's Gideon talking to Chief Anderton(Tom Cruise) in Minority Report.  Just a movie, but it is so accurate about today's world.
"Do his job" I said.  I can see that will get trounced.  There are too many questions about so long ago.  He was the scapegoat.  Was he close with Smith?  Was he forced to hire him because Earl Bruce was his GF?  Are these, & many other questions the reason why Urban showed such ........frustration/indignation about a situation I would be willing to bet was supposed to be taken care of by someone on his staff??  I don't know?  I don't know a lot but the accusers who also know just as little but are willing to jump on Meyer instead of Smith & the Police Department, or whoever handles these cases.  Right!! What I hear is they(domestic abuse cases) are all ignored so that if Urban put his voice behind it you are guessing something would have happened??
He seemed to have very particular feelings about Courtney Smith which makes me think there is some form of.......deviousness about everything that went down.  How
%$#ing obvious was it that he did not say her name?  THAT WAS PURPOSEFUL!! There is something there that most of us will never know about that has been completely fabricated, or beyond reasonable interaction to get the situation resolved. Maybe that is what it took for domestic violence cases to start being taken seriously??
Listening to Greene the next morning, how he tried to emphasize what seemed so strange was the "un-preparedness" by Urban Meyer in delivering comments to the media.  Never seen that!!  Which makes me believe he was thrown to the wolves in the name of domestic violence.
If that is the case, I feel for you Urban, but it very well may have taken a person of your stature to get these terrible situations under control(which.....I'm sorry but as I see the dismantling of the family institution, marriage, being a mother & father; skipping to children being raised by TV(my generation), to children be raised by MTV to smart phones, Facebook or whatever is hip on the net) which I have a hard time seeing.  Getting to 25-30% I don't see as possible.  If the figure I saw about Rape cases is true, domestic violence stands no chance!!!  I read this, so who knows, but I bet it is in the vicinity!  "Out of every 1000 Rape cases, 994 perpetrators will walk free." What does that mean? Out of "1000" RAPES OCCURRING:
310 Rapes are reported. I hear that is often from guilt & shame.
57 lead to arrests.
11 go to prosecutors
7 felony convictions
6 rapists will be incarcerated.
Realistically, there is NO worse crime than rape for the victim?  Murder is suffered by those left behind to remember.  Rape, a violent, scary, unbelievable invasion of everything personal remains with the victim forever.  Out of 1000 committed, 6 are incarcerated.  So, .006 men are put behind bars after 1000 rapes are committed!  I'm guessing that very few of these are among married people. 
Personally, I have had very little concern in my life about domestic violence.  It's just not something that went on within the family I grew up in.  I can see how people that are engrained in the football environment "MIGHT" see violence in a different way than those of us not aware of that environment.
I can see how this might look like I am defending Urban Meyer.  Again, going by what Greene said, & how prepared I have seen Meyer for everything over the years, I guess if I had to take a side,......wait a second.....take a side?  That has become the issue.  Siding with Meyer, or siding against him.  Shit!!!  I would be angry also.  How long ago was this, and who is it about??  None of that even matters anymore.  It's just whether you believe Urban or you don't.  But what the domestic violence activists are saying is that if Urban had acted all those years ago, things would be different today!!  Do you really believe that??  After looking at rape statistics, you think penalties against domestic violence would have changed?  That is an IMPOSSIBLE WHAT IF!! 
Maybe now that he was forced into it.  I have seen players lose there places since it has happened.
One last thing about the people that were in disbelief about Meyer & his wife knowing about the texting.  I just want to bring up the reason why he retired from FL.  Along with the agreement of getting back into coaching.  My wife keeps certain things from me that she knows will get under my skin and cause me to rant like this.  I guarantee you there were things that she kept from him.  Do you give all the mail to a lawyer representing a cold-blooded killer??  No, the secretary throws it.  Meyer was thrown under the bus by somebody.  He knew that was televised & he read it in complete disrespect of the entire proceedings.  There is no doubt what-so-ever in my mind that he was railroaded in some fashion.  Did he act wrong in 2013, 14 or 15??? Yeah, maybe.  I doubt he remembers much of it.
"Careful Chief. You dig up the past, all you get is dirty."
All these people from ESPN & Talking Heads giving their complete slam-down on Meyer & how he missed an opportunity to........to........to.......OH-put an INCREDIBALLY HUGE DENT IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE!!!  My opinion is that doing it this way may very well have created a greater possibility for cutting into domestic violence crimes.
I know this.  Growing up as a young man often times you must defend yourself.  Get hit on a few times & you become ready for it.  Someone comes at me, I'm getting them first.  In football, multiply that by 10-50X!!  I have had my wife & daughter come at me in anger & my first thought was....go get my "AK!" That's a joke.  I don't own guns.  I would say something to them; ask them not to yell at me, but it did no good. What I do know, most men are much stronger than women.  Most men, not all.  It takes very little of a mans strength to do physical harm to a woman or a child.  So the responsibility is on you men not to react physically...even if you get hit.  One punch from some men can kill. So don't do it.  Or do it & chalk it up on your resume of victorious fights:  1) Marilyn; 2) Frank; 3) Shelly & her daughter......

All in all I hope domestic violence will subside.  I don't think those that can impose legal sanctions against the guilty will increase any of there guilty findings except for the next 6-12 months.  Unfortunately I think there are a lot of mean, angry men out there.  Add a little whiskey and even meaner.  I believe it is a situation that must continue to be fought against by those that have the stomach for this ugly area of life. It's not going to go away no matter how many high profile individuals you choose to throw in front of it.....certainly those that have other agenda's.  You think Urban Meyer is the person at fault here.?.?.?  Things of that nature are often learned/witnessed/grown up around; like racism.  That is where the battle is.  If it isn't being taught at home, than our schools need to preach more.  And not by the time you get to college.  It is well-engrained by then. Elementary/Middle/ & High Schools!!!

Saturday, August 18, 2018

I DID NOT REALIZE. Please Excuse My Ignorance to Current Events

When certain stories bother me in the news, I turn away from them.  The whole National Anthem debate bothered & confused me.  I made a point of ignoring anything related to it.  And I can see now that I pretty much made myself look/appear like  an ignorant idiot, if that's possible.
HONESTLY, as I ignored anything having to do with the issue, there was a part of me that thought it was losing steam/wearing out.  From the beginning I felt it was a huge misunderstanding. 
NOW, when I think about someone not standing for the National Anthem, or the American Flag, I think that person is uneducated, self-centered, taking advantage of a system/Country that enables that person to live the American Dream but having absolutely no respect for those that carved the way.
For you players that do not stand & do not honor our flag, I truly wish you would take the time to turn your TV channel to 570(DirecTV), Smithsonian channel.  Watch a few episodes of WWII, The Pacific in Color!!
Thank you to all the men & women that defend this Nation, allowing others to make millions playing games.  Why is school important?  

Reputation is there; ZEBRAS LOOKING, CALLING, ALWAYS BIG!!!

The Dolphins are known for penalties!  The ZEBRA's know it, and they look for it.  Surely you have heard a holding penalty could almost be called on every offensive play. 
I'm tired of blaming it all on our players.  If I went through and labeled each penalty for Carolina & Miami, you would notice a difference in the penalties!
Caroline 7-53
Miami 8-69
2 of Carolina's occurred back in Miami territory accumulating 30 yds. So 23 penalty yards remaining. I counted 3 false starts and one other 7 yard penalty.
Miami:  First 2 penalties occurred after Howard brought the ball to the 9. Then to the 5. Then to the 1, but a holding penalty taking place at the 6, so 10 yards to the 16. Another false start for 5 yards, and an off sides by Carolina to even it up. Scoring opp. blown.
Next Miami penalty driving into Carolina territory around 25-30 and they call offensive pass interference on a first down catch. Spoiled the drive.
Next, Carolina has ball & Miami needs to get off the field on 3rd & 8; Newton throws up a 20 yarder to Funches and they call Howard for touching his arm...or maybe he yelled at him, I wasn't that close.
Not sure what order these next plays come in because I am beginning to realize it is not just our players that are screwing up.  I got a slow motion review of this and it sure looks ......questionable to be polite. 
Carolina QB is sacked, fumbles & ball is coming toward sidelines past Allen & Zebra throws flag on Allen for an over 5-yard holding by a LB. No play, Carolina ball. If I ever get to see that again, 1) I bet I exaggerated that the ball was near or past Allen & the man he was defending, but it was clearly out of the QB's hands.  Who knows if it was a fumble or Incomplete pass, but the Zebra made sure.
33 yard gain by Perry erased by a holding call on the next penalty.
And again on another INT with the ball at the Carolina 12, AGAIN 2 PENALTIES are called against the Phins which bites into their confidence if they are ever gonna score a TD on a TO.
Call me sour grapes, whiner, what ever??  All I know is almost every penalty called against Miami meant something significant!!  NOT ONE PENALTY against Carolina meant anything except 2 calls deep in Dolphin territory that showed the ZEBRA's were on top of the new rules!!!
My point being that not one of the penalties against Carolina amounted to a hill of beans!!  Miami's penalties:  4 inside the opponents 10-15 yard line. A 21 yard gain & first down on another.  A penalty inside the 5 making it 1st & goal;  A QB fumble recovered & returned for a TD is a 5 yd holding on a LB well after the ball was gone.  A 33 yard run erased from a holding penalty. A 15 yard catch & 1st down is a offensive pass interference which you will get a grand total of maybe 115 in a year.
Per year an ENTIRE TEAM averages 3.66 in their 16 games, and of course the Dolphins get one in the second preseason game.
Whether consciously or unconsciously the ZEBRAs call the games against the Phins because that is what they expect!!  Do not believe me??  Ask any sports psychologist!!

Gase has got to start getting animated!!!  Maybe not in preseason, but by regular season he has got to HAVE A VOICE ON THAT SIDELINE!!!!! 

Of course there is another theory:  Last year we were the worst team with penalties.  Chances are the coaching staff is gonna be all over that and drills will be performed, practices will not end, other gut wrenching physical doings until it is done right.  My guess is they have been doing this procedure since the beginning.  And the result of that is the other theory:
They have learned nothing, and still make all the same mistakes.  This is the final group of football players that reach the pinnacle of their sport.  They are GREAT! PROFESSIONALS!!  They do not keep making the same mistakes!!  It's driven into them.

PS.  I thought Tann and the new receivers did very well.  Drake was good again.  The first team offense looked much better!  Defense.....I have wondered from day one if he is the man for the job.

And our punter is out of this world okay Carl??

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Defense Wins Championships??

When I come up with a topic I want to write about I never know if I heard something similar to it in the last week??  Bear Bryants quote: "Offense sells tickets, but defense wins championships," may still hold sway in the collegiate ranks?.?.?.
However, the NFL being a business has dropped this quote many moons ago, certainly if they believe it!!
The '86 Bears, the Ravens teams were controlled by Ray, especially when Dilfer was the QB.  Maybe some of the Giants teams, the Buccaneers.  But if you look at the list of QB's along side their winning teams, you can see the change!!
In the first days of the merger that quote makes sense & holds true.  Bart Starr, starting QB for Green Bay was drafted in the.....(??) 12th-16th round out of..."Wait for it,".."Wait for it,".. Alabama!  Coached by Bryant.  Drafted that deep you probably are  looking for a game manager.  Just what Lombardi wanted to run his power sweep.  Powerful defense to stop the ball & a power running attack to control the pace of the game.
Reason I looked into this was to see if any of the teams(last year, 2017-18) made use of the 2-point conversion.  What I found out, going by TD's, FG's, XP's & 2-PTs for total points for the season, Teams 1 thru 8 were as follows:
1) Ram's - 476; 0-2 pointers
2) Pat's - 458; 2-2 pointers
3) Eagles - 457; 6-2 pointers
4) Saint's - 448; 1-2 pointer
5) Jag's. - 417; 3-2 pointers
6) Chief's - 415; 0-2 pointers
7) Lion's - 410; 2-2 pointers
8) Steeler's - 404; 2-2 pointers
Out of those 8 teams; Top 4 seeded in AFC; Top 3 seeds in NFC, minus Vikings.  Between them, they converted 16 2-point conversions.  Between the other 24 teams in the NFL, 20-2-pointers were converted.
Whether that means the top scoring teams had better offenses creating higher confidence after TD's; or the score precipitated going for 2 instead of 1?  It's hard not to notice the team that won the SB had more than three times 2-point conversions over 30 teams, and two times more than the Jag's.
The NFL is a business, and the business of the NFL is to sell tickets......odd??  Same as Bear's opinion of the Offensive Unit!! 
Any bet's on the number of points or 2-point conversions next year??  Or do you think status quo will reign supreme & coaches will only chance a 2-pointer when that strange numbers strategy=to time remaining projects that you go for 2??  Or will Jerry be calling down to his coach telling him to line-up & give Elliot the ball, "The Fan's are yelling for him to get in there!!"