Looking at the best NFL power plays of all time

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Whether he intended to do it or not, Jets coach Adam Gase accomplished an impressive power play on Wednesday, getting G.M. Mike Maccagnan fired, finagling the interim G.M. spot, and positioning himself to become the leader of the football organization. For a guy who managed to pull this off after getting fired by the Dolphins, crash-landing with the Jets, and not even coaching a game in his new city, it’s one of the all-time great coups.

That inspired Thursday’s PFT Live draft, which considered the all-time best NFL power plays.

Check out the attached video, chime in with a comment, call us idiots, whatever you want.

Big Cat returns for Friday’s PFT Live, which likely will include a draft — a draft that Big Cat will insist he won regardless of whether he actually does.

27 responses to “Looking at the best NFL power plays of all time

  1. All I have to say is, eventually, the jets will regret this. But everyone else will love it!!

  2. Aaron Rodgers demanding to be the top paid player in the NFL then after getting the contract pouting on and off the field and being passive aggressive until the Packers fired McCarthy has to #1.

  3. cheeseisfattening says:
    May 16, 2019 at 12:32 pm
    Aaron Rodgers demanding to be the top paid player in the NFL then after getting the contract pouting on and off the field and being passive aggressive until the Packers fired McCarthy has to #1.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Except Rodgers never made any demands, ever. The Packers said out loud they wanted to extend his contract and compensate him. Aside from an easily confirmed and acknowledged tongue-in-cheek quip about Ryan, Rodgers trusted the Packers, trusted the process, and never said a word. He was caught off-guard like the rest of us when the Packers suddenly and correctly let McCarthy go.

    Except for the facts, you might be on to something.

  4. Except Rodgers never made any demands, ever. The Packers said out loud they wanted to extend his contract and compensate him. Aside from an easily confirmed and acknowledged tongue-in-cheek quip about Ryan, Rodgers trusted the Packers, trusted the process, and never said a word. He was caught off-guard like the rest of us when the Packers suddenly and correctly let McCarthy go.

    Except for the facts, you might be on to something.
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    IOW “I see nothing”

  5. Aaron Rodgers demanding to be the top paid player in the NFL then after getting the contract pouting on and off the field and being passive aggressive until the Packers fired McCarthy has to #1.
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    It must be dispiriting to have so much pent up frustration about one person that the only thing you can ever talk about is that person. There are people out there who can help you my friend. Don’t dismiss it out of hand, mental health is a serious issue.

  6. What about when the Viking secondary decided to ignore their coaches instructions and let Jordy Nelson obliterate them? Powerful stuff there.

  7. Chip Kelly demoting NFL Executive of the Year Howie Roseman, dismantling the Philadelphia Eagles roster of many of its best players, which completely enabled Howie’s resurrection like a phoenix to create the foundations of a championship winning season and general all-around excellence as an organization.

    So thanks for all that drama, Chip.

  8. Aaron Rodgers demanding to be the top paid player in the NFL then after getting the contract pouting on and off the field and being passive aggressive until the Packers fired McCarthy has to #1.
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    Did he demand or earn to be the highest paid player? You just sound upset he’s not on your favorite team…

  9. cheeseisfattening says:
    May 16, 2019 at 1:18 pm
    IOW “I see nothing”
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Nope. It’s more like IRL, not Bizarro World.

  10. This guy is the Gordon Gecko of football. “you’re a two bit pirate and green mailer nothing more, Gecko, not only would you sell your mother to make a deal u would send her COD! “

  11. Simms you should have called The Big F’er or Peter King so you got the story on Belichick to the Patriots and more on why Parcells was so well liked in NY by the reporters. “Relentless” could have at least told you a good Dungeon story or two.

  12. Simms you should have called The Big Eff’er or King so you got the story on Belichick to the Patriots and why Parcells was so well liked in NY by the reporters. “Relentless” could have at least told you a good Dungeon story or two to pass on.

  13. Godell & the league framing Brady & the Pats during DEFLATEGATE……TRying to help create some Parody in the league he abused his power to the max to punish the Patriots for doing absolutely NOTHING & STEALING the Patriots 1st & 4th round picks……

  14. I have another one. When the Packers traded Favre to the Jets and required in the trade that the Jets give the Packers 3 first round draft picks if the Jets traded Parve to the Vikings.

    Opps my bad, that was best tail-between-their-legs-scraed-stiff play. I get those two confused.

  15. It was obviously a situation with the Jets that was a huge personality conflict. There aren’t too many teams that are set up to win as well as the Jets. They have a great young QB who hasn’t even begun the 2nd season of his rookie contract, and they just drafted one of the best D-Linemen to come out in the last ten years. He’ll also be on his rookie deal for five years. They have a couple other HOF type young defensive players on board too. It’s almost impossible to screw this up. Adam Gase will become known as a genius in the next few years, but it was the work of someone else.

  16. Favre identified the Vikings as a team in need and he tried desperately to “pretend” he retired, in an attempt to secure an unconditional release. He wanted that release, not the retirement. Packers were too smart for him.

    The power play to be added to this article was the Packers parlaying that trade into Clay Matthews and eventually BJ Raji. Great move.

  17. Goodell did accomplish turning the NFL into a parody with deflategate.
    Parity…… not so much.
    Regardless, your point is valid!

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    kissbillsrings says:
    May 16, 2019 at 3:19 pm
    Godell & the league framing Brady & the Pats during DEFLATEGATE……TRying to help create some Parody in the league he abused his power to the max to punish the Patriots for doing absolutely NOTHING & STEALING the Patriots 1st & 4th round picks……

  18. realfootballfan says:
    May 16, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    This list begins and ends with Al Davis. He took a coaching job into total control of a franchise for 40+ years. No other one comes close.
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    and he served as commish of the AFL

  19. one of the biggest power play moves was when Krafts boy Goodell took over as commish, and the very first thing he did was destroy all of the spygate evidence before it could go public.

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