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Re: ~2018 NFL Thread~
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2018, 11:38:27 PM »
I saw an Oh My play from Josh Allen tonight.  Should lead any blooper reel.

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Re: ~2018 NFL Thread~
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2018, 11:54:07 PM »
I never got what people saw there.

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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2018, 12:24:38 PM »
yeah Josh Allen sucks. I don't get that at all.

Shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that Barkley looked like that. Haven't been more sure of a RB coming into the NFL since Adrian Peterson. Barkley is simply awesome. Some people for some crazy reason were down on him because at times his rushing numbers stalled out. Wasn't really his fault imo. Penn State's OL was mediocre. He did a lot on his own.

Baker Mayfield looked scary good. Pre-season caveats apply. But his command, footwork, pocket awareness, confidence, accuracy, and ball placement all looked years beyond what you'd expect from a rookie. Baker looks NFL ready to me. Browns made the right pick. Mayfield is winning that job before the season starts imo. Tyrod Taylor has never been anything but average.


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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2018, 12:39:14 PM »
yeah Josh Allen sucks. I don't get that at all.

Shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that Barkley looked like that. Haven't been more sure of a RB coming into the NFL since Adrian Peterson. Barkley is simply awesome. Some people for some crazy reason were down on him because at times his rushing numbers stalled out. Wasn't really his fault imo. Penn State's OL was mediocre. He did a lot on his own.
Bell is the first back, give or take Faulk, I've seen do in tight space what Barry did, since Barry.  Bell is a better pass catcher than Barry was, but backs weren't asked to do that nearly as much when Barry played, so who knows if he could have.  Bell doesn't have nearly Barry's speed though.  Barkley has it all, he has those tight moves, Bell's pass catching abilty, and Barry's speed.  He's insane.  He doesn't have AP's size

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Re: ~2018 NFL Thread~
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2018, 08:00:35 PM »
yeah Josh Allen sucks. I don't get that at all.

Shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that Barkley looked like that. Haven't been more sure of a RB coming into the NFL since Adrian Peterson. Barkley is simply awesome. Some people for some crazy reason were down on him because at times his rushing numbers stalled out. Wasn't really his fault imo. Penn State's OL was mediocre. He did a lot on his own.

Baker Mayfield looked scary good. Pre-season caveats apply. But his command, footwork, pocket awareness, confidence, accuracy, and ball placement all looked years beyond what you'd expect from a rookie. Baker looks NFL ready to me. Browns made the right pick. Mayfield is winning that job before the season starts imo. Tyrod Taylor has never been anything but average.
Often it seemed like Franklin forgot Barkley was on the football field and PSU would go long stretches w/o using him. On the other hand Franklin probably added a season or 2 onto his NFL prime by never running him into the ground. 
The best explaination I heard about Josh Allen was that he was the hill that old school scouts are going to plant their flag on. 

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Re: ~2018 NFL Thread~
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2018, 09:29:18 AM »
Skol Vikes!!!
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Re: ~2018 NFL Thread~
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2018, 06:43:23 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2018, 08:24:08 PM »
The level of bad targeting penalties is telling me one of two things:
1. NFL refs are much worse than I thought
2. They're way overcompensating to make a point in the preseason 

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« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2018, 11:26:32 PM »
The level of bad targeting penalties is telling me one of two things:
1. NFL refs are much worse than I thought
2. They're way overcompensating to make a point in the preseason
I'm really hoping for #2.  They've done that before, overcompensating to try and force the guys to change how they play.  But if they call the regular season like this, I'll have a lot of free Sundays...and I doing college is far behind.

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Re: ~2018 NFL Thread~
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2018, 07:52:14 PM »
Aaron Rodgers signs the richest deal ever in NFL history with the Packers.

4 year, $134 million extension. $103 million fully guaranteed.

Edit: oops my bad. The extension is for $134 million and 4 years. He still had 2 years left on his current deal. So now it's a 6 year contract worth $176 million with $4 million in incentives that could make the deal worth $180 million.

My guess? He sees every dime of that money. He's only 34 and I don't see him slowing down any time soon.
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« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2018, 11:39:16 PM »
well, unless Anthony Barr body slams Rodgers on Sept 16th
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Re: ~2018 NFL Thread~
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2018, 01:02:08 PM »
Raiders have a deal with the Chicago Bears in place to trade All-Pro LB/DE Khalil Mack. Raiders are stupid as hell. You don't give up a pass rusher like that this early in his career.

Bears defense just got a whole lot better.


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« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2018, 01:35:03 PM »
Raiders have a deal with the Chicago Bears in place to trade All-Pro LB/DE Khalil Mack. Raiders are stupid as hell. You don't give up a pass rusher like that this early in his career.

Bears defense just got a whole lot better.


The Chiefs starting RT was celebrating on Twitter, haha.
Lions couldn't win the division last year when Packers and Vikings lost their QBs, and the Bears were resetting with Trubisky.  Now Rodgers is back, Vikings added Cousins, and Bears have a more experienced Trubsiky, and just added the best rush LB in the league.  Oh and Patricia made a ton of terrible game management decisions in the preseason that have me thinking he the next rotten apple off the Belicheck tree.  Should be fun.

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« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2018, 01:51:31 PM »
The Chiefs starting RT was celebrating on Twitter, haha.
Lions couldn't win the division last year when Packers and Vikings lost their QBs, and the Bears were resetting with Trubisky.  Now Rodgers is back, Vikings added Cousins, and Bears have a more experienced Trubsiky, and just added the best rush LB in the league.  Oh and Patricia made a ton of terrible game management decisions in the preseason that have me thinking he the next rotten apple off the Belicheck tree.  Should be fun.
The Jon Gruden Part Deux experiment is off to a horrible start. I don't know how in the F you don't move heaven and earth to keep Mack around. That is a future Hall of Fame pass rusher- barring injury- knock on wood- who hasn't even hit his peak yet. Absolute insanity. Chicago's defense just got a lightning jolt of adrenaline to the heart. Raquon Smith was already my pick for defensive rookie of the year. I'm gonna double down on that pick now that he's got Mack in front of him to destroy offensive tackles all season long.
And yes, the Lions are screwed. No way they are winning the division any time soon. Patricia is a clown. This will not end well for Detroit. When will the NFL GM's and Owners realize that New England thing is basically all Brady and Belichik? Every time. Every single damn time they try to hire front office guys or coaches or sign free agents from New England- it never works out. Belichik never asks players to do things they can't- he adepts the schemes to the players- he's the smartest coach in the game- and Brady can take almost any player off the NFL scrap heap and make him a viable NFL starter on offense.

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Re: ~2018 NFL Thread~
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2018, 02:05:45 PM »
Lions cut Rudock to keep Matt Cassell as the #2.  Had no idea Cassell was still lingering around.  Not sure I like that move.

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Re: ~2018 NFL Thread~
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2018, 04:16:02 PM »
Raiders were holding out for two 1sts, and all they got was a 2nd and a 5th?  That's a steal

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« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2018, 04:23:36 PM »
Raiders were holding out for two 1sts, and all they got was a 2nd and a 5th?  That's a steal
Never mind, just missaw it on the bottom ticker.  Got their two first rounders.

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« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2018, 05:19:26 PM »
 Patricia is a clown. This will not end well for Detroit. When will the NFL GM's and Owners realize that New England thing is basically all Brady and Belichik? Every time. Every single damn time they try to hire front office guys or coaches or sign free agents from New England- it never works out. 
So ELA and you are leading me to believe it's basically the Romeo Crennel Blueprint.They certainly look pedestrian at best when they leave Foxboro.But BB certainly faffed some drafts in BrownsTown and they gave him Carte Blanche.Even I couldn't foresee the gaggle of ebola chimps that paraded thru afterwords that ran the draft.Somewhere Matt Millen was shaking his head in disgust.Somebody is playing with one big fookin' Ouija Board around here
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« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2018, 05:29:49 PM »
Or Weis...or Mangino...or McDaniels...

BOB is the lone success, and that's relative.  Basically he kept PSU mediocre when they could have been awful, and the jury is out in Houston.

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« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2018, 05:38:08 PM »
Never mind, just missaw it on the bottom ticker.  Got their two first rounders.
Bears also gave up a a 3rd and 6th rd pick to the Raiders. The Raiders gave the Bears a 2nd and a conditional 5th rd pick. 
Bears sign Mack for 6 years and $141 million with $90 million of that guaranteed. Biggest contract so far for a defensive player yet. 
Still can’t belive the Raiders decided to cheap out. Mack with the rookie DT’s Hall and Hurst and the rookie DE Arden Key could’ve been something.

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Re: ~2018 NFL Thread~
« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2018, 08:03:13 AM »
If Curtis Martin never existed James Conner was the best Pitt RB since Dorsett (he's better than McCoy). So while he's not LeVeon Bell they'll be fine at the position. That is assuming his knees hold up. Conner's best attribute as a RB is that you can't tackle him high unfortunately because of that guys just dive at his knees. He took a ton of legal but cringey shots to his legs at Pitt and now stronger and faster players will be doing it. 

Was kind of hoping his future was say getting about 1/3 of Bell's carries and platooning at TE/HB. A position he could definitely play as he has the power to block for the run game and he's a very underrated pass catcher. Now he's on track for 300+ touches. I hope I'm wrong b/c I love watching him play but don't really see him lasting too long doing that.  

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« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2018, 05:01:52 PM »
If Curtis Martin never existed James Conner was the best Pitt RB since Dorsett (he's better than McCoy). So while he's not LeVeon Bell they'll be fine at the position. That is assuming his knees hold up. Conner's best attribute as a RB is that you can't tackle him high unfortunately because of that guys just dive at his knees. He took a ton of legal but cringey shots to his legs at Pitt and now stronger and faster players will be doing it.

Was kind of hoping his future was say getting about 1/3 of Bell's carries and platooning at TE/HB. A position he could definitely play as he has the power to block for the run game and he's a very underrated pass catcher. Now he's on track for 300+ touches. I hope I'm wrong b/c I love watching him play but don't really see him lasting too long doing that.  
Well I snagged him on my fantasy team, so I'm hoping Bell stays out at least 10 weeks and Conner lasts that long...

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Re: ~2018 NFL Thread~
« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2018, 01:42:46 PM »
the Bills look historically bad

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Re: ~2018 NFL Thread~
« Reply #24 on: September 09, 2018, 01:54:25 PM »
Steelers bailed out after a 15 yard landing on the QB penalty

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Re: ~2018 NFL Thread~
« Reply #25 on: September 09, 2018, 02:03:50 PM »
Two personal foul calls against the Browns that I wouldn't be able to explain to someone who knew nothing about football.

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« Reply #26 on: September 09, 2018, 02:10:23 PM »
Watching Barkley try and do anything against that garbage Giants OL makes him look even more like Barry

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« Reply #27 on: September 09, 2018, 02:42:34 PM »
So I can explain those personal fouls on the Steelers corner

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Re: ~2018 NFL Thread~
« Reply #28 on: September 09, 2018, 02:46:16 PM »
Brownies respond with a punishing drive and score a touchdown.

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Re: ~2018 NFL Thread~
« Reply #29 on: September 09, 2018, 02:56:38 PM »
Nice to see Demarious Randall with that pick. He was a decent to solid CB for the Packers but the Browns were smart to move him to FS (where he played at ASU), a much more natural position for him. 
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