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  1. Robby Anderson 2018 Season Outlook

    The more I read, the more I'm uncomfortable with the situation. No drugs, or alcohol? Dude was driving like a maniac. I'm a little worried he be the next Titus Young. His prior incident stemmed at a music festival in Miami, where he shoved an officer.
  2. 1-21-18 NFC Championship Game Vikings @ Eagles

    They have to protect Keenum. Dude is still getting hit/pressured/retreating in pocket too often. 3 step drop is about the only thing that is safe right now.
  3. 1-21-18 NFC Championship Game Vikings @ Eagles

    Vikes D first half continued their 2nd half from last week. Look awful. Keenum needs to be rolled out more. Their OLine is crap in pass pro, and he is getting hit too often. 2nd half is going to be in Keenum's hands.
  4. Oh agreed. The wobbly bit overriding even if cleared is the part that stunned me.
  5. I didn't know that. Pretty dumb rule. If I was a player, and I thought I got my bell rung, I would stay down and grab my leg. That way teammates would help me to the bench. Kind of crazy, that wobbly means anything.
  6. Yeah, okay man. Bortles' rookie year is the only year worse than Gabbert's best year. Bortles had the same year as Derek Carr, but he is unworthy to be in the playoffs somehow. Bortles is basically Dalton as far as career thus far, yet people act like he is a 3rd stringer. Guy did decent this year. The media just wants to keep the narrative going that he blows, because they were so big dog-piling on him saying he sucked after last year and did it all summer and the preseason.
  7. Bortles is the most maligned average quarterback in recent memory. Guy gets crapped on like he is Blaine Gabbert. The defense and run game are what makes the team, but who does he have to throw to? AR15 went down week 1. A pair of rookies, one who missed 10 weeks. Hurns was banged up it seemed like all year.
  8. 2017 Vent & Rant Thread 8 of 47 #1 defenses in Super Bowl. 13 of 47 SB defenses ranked #1 in points allowed. What I'm saying is that it takes a stud QB to overcome facing an elite defense, and most of the time, the defense wins. In how many of those games did the better defense prevail?
  9. Robby Anderson 2018 Season Outlook

    Logged in just to post this. Disappointed someone beat me to it. Even more disappointed it wasn't Marty Funkhouser.
  10. 2017 Vent & Rant Thread

    Well aware of supply and demand. Yes, an average or good QB, it improves a team. They also can more directly affect the outcome. What I am saying is that teams think QBs can carry them to the top by themselves, and pay them like that. They also are getting absurd amounts of guaranteed money. Yes, if you have a Rodgers or Brady, you pay them whatever, but teams are paying average to above average guys like they can do what those guys do. If you can get an average to above average QB on a friendly deal, then you can invest that $10-15 million in savings elsewhere on the roster. Would you rather have Keenum+L. Bell, or Stafford? Keenum+D. Adams, or Carr? That is the key point I'm driving at, and I hope I've been able to clear up what I'm going for. If you agree or disagree, that is something different. Why do you think Luck will put up 9-10 wins? They haven't won more than 8 since 2014. The defense is a mess, the offensive line is bad, they have maybe 2.5 offensive threats.
  11. 2017 Vent & Rant Thread

    No, you need a stud QB to beat a great D in the playoffs. The better defense typically wins championships.
  12. Early 2018 Top 20 Rankings

    That is nice and all, but you are chastising me over Luck. What do all the strange Texans references have to do with this? Shaub wasn't a bad QB. One of your "stop-gap" quarterbacks, Keenum, is in the NFC championship game. What does Andre Johnson and TEs have to do with anything? You have Hopkins and Fuller now. You had A good RB in Foster, I'm not sure who else was "great". Watt is always hurt, I will give you that. Again, nice of you to say that I'd be fired as a GM. Which leads us back to my key point; what do you think of Luck's shoulder? The guy just missed an entire season due to that. There are rumors of inflammation and throwing pain. It is suggested he needs a follow up procedure. People aren't used to the idea, but there could be, and what I think there is, career altering or career ending complications.
  13. Early 2018 Top 20 Rankings

    Maybe you are right. I view Luck's shoulder as a massive liability. He also has a massive contract. If I could deal him for picks and unload that salary, I'd do it in a heartbeat. The Colts have a lot of needs, and I'd rather have a cheap, "hold the fort" type guy in Brissett than Luck and the question marks. Luck is rumored to need another surgery as well and has been in Europe getting treatment. If you don't think there is any risk involved with his recovery, you might want to reconsider it.
  14. Coaching Carousel 2018 Edition

    ESPN has been a joke for at least that long. Instead of branching out, and giving people more sports, they manufacture information or mislead. I remember where they had, a week long bit where they had musicians on ESPN and how they wanted to be athletes, and how athletes wanted to be musicians. The time they had NFL players doing a fashion shoot, catwalk after they got drafted. I believe this was the Matt Leinart draft. That whole bit was awkward. When they lose the rights to broadcast a sport, they bash it and don't cover. I watched that happen when they had the NHL, and when they lost it, completely ignored it. The dumb 50 states in 50 days time filler. The human interest stories that make you roll your eyes. "Little Bobby hit a HR in little league, then tore his ACL rounding 1st, but then watch, in this amazing moment, as the other team helped him walk the rest of the way to home plate." ** crying parents** 5 minutes of how special the moment was The constant arguing, and them thinking that is what people wanted. Watch our employees yell at each other for hours. Then never question their analysis or opinion. Absurd pushing of their agenda. Blending politics into their sports. I don't really care what player xyz thinks about issue xyz. I then don't need a five minute yelling match between the talking heads explaining the issue to me. The way they do highlights. You used to watch a minute, to two minute highlight, and they will do commentary. Now? It is them telling you what happened before it does. "What did King James say? He isn't going to let the Cavs lose this game! **dunk** Here is putting the team on his back! **dunk** The Cavs win 122-98". Where is the drama in that? If I wanted to see what happened in the game, all I'd know is three dunks. They also told me they were going to win halfway through the highlights. What happened to analysis? Breakdowns of the way teams play in certain situation. Instead, their coverage has gotten even more shallow. "How is so-and-so feeling going into tonight's game?" Instead of, this is how this player has done, in these games, against this team. Add more sports during the summer. I'd rather watch a cricket game for the novelty and randomness of it, than SC for the 8th time of the day. Worldwide leader in sports, and I don't know if true statistically, but it feels like there is a lot less sports on ESPN and far more talking. Sorry for the rant. My dad always tells me that ESPN has been crap since the CNNSI channel went away and they'd had no real competition.