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  1. Adam Thielen 2019 Outlook

    Once again you grossly miss the point, Things change , not their age was the point. Fits had 2-3 bad years then got moved almost exclusively to a slot receiver under Arians with Palmer. It was like Larry found the fountain of youth No, his surroundings changed to his benefit. Like Larry when Stefanski took over (and under Zimmer's edict I'm guessing) they went in a different direction. Thielen got less targets on the outside and they were longer throws as he wasn't running majority of the slot routes. Cousins isn't a strong armed sidelines kinda guy. Likes the easier throws in middle where he is more confident. If Adam stays mostly on the outside I'm not expecting top ten finish in '19. I could be wrong
  2. Tarik Cohen 2019 Outlook

    Wasn't comparing totals, referring to style. Spreading out the formation is trusting Trubisky to read blitzes & coverage which he's still learning . Maybe he just never will. agree that Nagy is like the current wave of coaches trying too hard to be a genius and be confounding to the other team . Usually just end up out smarting themselves. Guess they want it to be more about them.
  3. Tarik Cohen 2019 Outlook

    My biggest concern is the development of Trubisky to manipulate the defense with his eyes. Stares down his receivers and it rarely seems to me that the games I watched he audibles into advantageous mismatches pre-snap. Of course that's just my opinion but I haven't heard much praise about his cerebral part of the game. Relies on his athletic ability to get him out of bad situations . Hit or miss results with that approach so far. Made some big plays but threw a lot of questionable balls killing drives. Giving him the benefit of the doubt because he hasn't gotten the game experience even in college so he is still learning on the fly. 2nd offense in two years so as he gets more comfortable I'd expect the game to slow down for him now that he's seen a lot more looks from the defenses and watched his mistakes in film sessions. How does that relate to Cohen ? Nagy can open up the playbook once he has more trust. Cohen can be utilized in more ways a la Tyreek who also spends time dancing around behind the line on his runs looking for the home run. Cohen proved to be a capable runner but his value is in creating mismatches in space. Also I wonder if the Bears defense falls back a notch or two with the departure of Fangio. Might have to rely on the offense to put up more points.
  4. Detroit Lions 2018 Outlook

    Please don't tell me the rumors are true that the Hackett nut job in Jacksonville is going to be the Lions new offensive coordinator. Never thought that so quickly I'd be leading the charge to bring back Jim Bob Cooter (and I thought he was horrible).What is it with these retreads getting opportunity after opportunity when sucking at their previous place(s) of employment. Same for Loggains & Gase to the Jets.
  5. Adam Thielen 2019 Outlook

    Yea, ask Larry Fitz owners how that works out. Couple of years ago he had a couple of great seasons but what we need to do is project. Not give a history lesson and assume nothing ever changes. Not calling for as precipitous fall for the Vikings offense but also don't see Thielen being the focus of offense or the passing game as he has been the last two years. Do you think he will get 143 or 153 targets again next season ? I'd peg him in the 125 or so range, 85-90 catches , just over 1,000 yards, 7-8 TD's . Somewhere around 230-240 in full PPR . That would put you in the mid teens over the last 3 years. Definitely not top 5 !
  6. New York Jets 2018 Outlook

    Worse yet rumor has it Darrell Loggains is coming with him as O-coordinator
  7. Adam Thielen 2019 Outlook

    Easily Eight After week 10 Thielin was #26 in our 1.0 PPR format. Several aren't better but i'd put AT @ about #15 talent wise. A few like Golladay, Sutton, Landry, Woods arguably may pass him as thiey hone their craft which puts him around 20. Not so sure he is a lock @ a WR1
  8. Adam Thielen 2019 Outlook

    Diggs owner here, best explanation is less slot routes run which coincided with Diggs increase in targets. Shorter throws for the dump down queen Cousins and poor offensive line play. Also relatable to switching of offensive coordinator mid season to Stefanski who was rehired replacing DeFillipo. Third Zimmer is a conservative ,protect his defense first Head Coach who will want a more run friendly game planning with a healthy Dalvin Cook. Palying with a lead also diminished the number of targets overall when Vikes got on a run. First glance I would expect more of the 2nd half type usage next with the rehire of Stefanski.looking for Zimmer to institute a run first philosophy. Diggs about the same overall (hopefully another year with Cousins provides a slight uptick) with Thielin fallling somewhere in between first/second half splits. Top 20 ish
  9. Russell Wilson 2019 Outlook

    Which is more likely to be repeated.. Mahomes 50ish TD's Or R. Wilson 8-1 ration ???
  10. Chargers at Ravens Wild Card game

    A score here and it is Super Joe Flacco time !
  11. Denver Broncos 2018 Outlook

    If only Chad hadn't went awol the Broncos would be resting awaiting next week's opponents
  12. Yeah, I'd go Kittle / Kelce
  13. Detroit Lions 2018 Outlook

    Jim Bob Cooter has finally been exorcised ... Super Bowl here we come
  14. Big difference was the Giants continued to force ball to Saquon in the passing game. Stupid Cardinal OC's didn't most of the season. Plus being on the field when behind helps pop big running plays as defense puts in prevent type defense vs the pass.Edmonds played a lot when Ariz got behind, Barkley never got subbed for unless catching a breather. Different coordinators and DJ is a solid bounce back candidate. He did better when Leftwich took over playcalling but headcoach was a dufus defensive coach who preferred a dumbed down offense . In his defense Rosen the Rookie was in over his head. A healthy Sam Bradford would've come around but it wasn't meant to be
  15. That while very few qb's are worth a top 3 rd pick consistent points top 5 points from a qb can be a huge advantage. Mahomes was in the perfect storm. Creative offensive coach, poor defense and surrounded by top ;evel talent across the board on offense. A. Rodgers has the same scenario but health was the major drawback for GB all year. Been playing dynasty for a LOOONG time and a Marino , Moon , Peyton and now a Mahomes or A. Rodgers typically give you a 4 point a week advantage over even an avg QB1 . I'll take that every time and not worry about anything but a bye week or horrible game matchup. Next year I'll be targeting those two again. Eli should've been in the consideration but his line is garbage as well as his arm is a noodle nowadays. Should the Giants sign or trade for a couple of solid o-linemen then might give Eli a look but preferably they'd bring a Foles or something as an upgrade.