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  1. Baker Mayfield 2018 Outlook

    I didn't get a chance to watch the game but I did watch Mayfield's highlights after the game last night and I can pretty confidently say that at least a couple of his incompletions were due to the velocity of his throws.. even the near interception in the endzone wasn't caught because it seemed like it got up on the defender too fast for him to handle.
  2. Josh Gordon 2018 Outlook

    Anyways, assuming he suits up what percentage/number of plays do Gordon owners think is a reasonable amount to expect from him on Sunday? I'm leaning towards 20-25 plays, could do some damage with that number but those that are starting him got some stones on them.
  3. Hmm.. I'd entertain the idea if you could grab Latavius on the wire and lock up Minnesota's backfield. You certainly don't need the added depth of Robinson so really it comes down to genuinely believing Rosen can spark the Cardinals offense.. As it stands Minnesota is looking as though they will have one of the better offenses in the league.
  4. Russell Wilson 2018 Outlook

    This thread is eerily similar to last years Russell Wilson thread...
  5. Josh Gordon 2018 Outlook

    Yeah but "scheming to get someone open as fast as possible" is the same thing as finding mismatches lol. They find White across a slow linebacker, gronk against a smaller safety, etc. Against teams with good pass rushes we will probably see Gordon fair poorly, those are slot/rb games for the pats. But for all other match ups I think Gordon will be a great fit so long as he still has "it".
  6. Josh Gordon 2018 Outlook

    It all circles back to how talented you really think Gordon is. The Patriots "spread the wealth" offense is based around Brady finding mismatches. Outside of Gronk they don't have elite level talent but they do have guys that fit well into the specific role they ask of them which results in inconsistent distribution. When you start adding more high end skill players on the team the distribution will swing in their favor, look at Cooks last year, him and Gronk ended up with similar target totals and they greatly outpaced anyone else on the team. There is a reason Gronk consistently finds good volume, it's because he is a defensive personnel nightmare and is incredibly talented. So much like Gronk, if Gordon is getting open and beating corners consistently Brady will throw to him, he's the greatest QB of all time for a reason. So the volume won't be as if Gordon went to the 49ers or another team where he would operate as a target hog but I don't think there's much to worry about if his skill set is as advertised.
  7. Josh Gordon 2018 Outlook

    My take on the playbook stuff.. Yes, it will undoubtedly take some adjustments but at the very least they will have him in red-zone packages right away where the field is shortened and his role is clear. Beyond that they can still have designed formations for him with a limited route tree during the learning process as Brady is smart enough to make quick reads and has a great intermediate threat in Gronk and is clearly not afraid to use his safety valves. They probably will still have Hogan in on the 1 WR formations for blocking and anything complex, at least for the foreseeable future. Ultimately it should also be said that it's not as if Gordon's going to be learning to play linebacker or something, he's a very talented WR and will be able to make use of his size and skill set to be useful even while he becomes acclimated with the Patriots offense.
  8. Josh Gordon 2018 Outlook

    Yeah except Trent Richardson was genuinely bad.. like eye test bad.. at least Gordon's one good year was actually good.
  9. Chris Hogan 2018 Outlook

    I really don't see this hurting Hogan. Eventually if Gordon works out Hogan can return to operating as a 2nd WR in formations which will benefit him matchup wise. Dorsett has seen a decent number of looks in both games which will theoretically now be absorbed by Hogan who should do more with them.
  10. Josh Gordon 2018 Outlook

    Gordon would supplant Hogan (at some point, as others have stated it may be a slower process than what we're hoping for), Edelman will eat more into what James White has been doing and Gronk's role is and always be consistent as the center of the offensive structure. I understand where people worry about NE as they tend to spread it around but what is often not considered is that short of Gronk they usually don't have a powerhouse level talent.. If Gordon is getting separation and playing at a high level Brady isn't going to look him off and think "well I really should be throwing to the other guys to even it out"
  11. Tom Brady 2018 Outlook

    The thing is though taking away Gronk is much easier said than done, and doing so also frees up White to have a bigger day.. Gronk is a huge reason why the Pats can have so much success with lesser WRs. On top of that the Patriots RBs only accounted for 13 carries in that game and White had 3 of them, so I think a similar attack from last year is still relevant (not to mention they didn't even have Gronk when the offense finally started moving). Ultimately, I have zero issue with the idea of streaming a different QB this week, I personally value my bench spots more so at this point of the season but there is enough evidence that points to Brady having a high-volume serviceable (but not amazing) game.
  12. Tom Brady 2018 Outlook

    I understand why some would bench him but I'll be rolling him out there. It should theoretically be a high volume game for Brady as the run game will be supplanted by a whole lot of short passes to White and they did find a blueprint for success against JAX in the second half of the AFC championship last year. Not expecting a ceiling game from Brady but I'll be fine with a QB10ish performance while being able to save a bench spot
  13. Aaron Rodgers 2018 Outlook

    Not worried at all yet. He probably won't practice much if at all this week and will be listed as questionable, I'd give it a 70% chance he plays based on speculation. I get the Vikings have a strong defense and all that but this is also a pivotal (as pivotal as week 2 games can be at least) division game where it could easily make a difference down the stretch at the end of the year... Green Bay will want to do everything they can to make sure they can take their home game against the Vikings this year, unfortunately Kizer wouldn't give them much of a chance to do so...
  14. Jay Ajayi 2018 Outlook

    I can't for the life of me wrap my head around why some people are saying Wentz's inevitable return is actually going to be bad for Ajayi. They'll have more scoring opportunities, Wentz isn't going to throw for every single eagles offensive TD, teams will have to respect the pass more, they'll have more chances to be playing with a multi possession lead... Hmm..
  15. Lamar Miller 2018 Outlook

    Other than occasional backup vultures just seeming to be the nature of football, not really. As far as the receptions go, I think that will regulate itself as well. As much as Watson loves pushing the ball down the field they will likely go over film and see missed opportunities to take decent yardage via a short pass to Miller.. at least conventional wisdom tells me this...