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  1. C.J. Anderson 2018 Season Outlook

    Seems pretty obvious that would be the case, yet we have some suggesting I guess that teams needing help at RB would rather wait until after the draft to sign him. This, while there are numerous examples of other teams signing & releasing players as of late at RB and other positions. Speculation - Perhaps we all have it backwards, that it's actually Anderson's call to wait, banking that his market will ripen (albeit with fewer teams) that didn't land a or the specific RB(s) they wanted? I doubt that, I don't think he has much leverage right now. ... Elway stringing out his release may have had something to do with the Miami trade falling through. Perhaps the Dolphins backed out after concluding that Elway didn't have another trade option for Anderson? Ninety-nine percent of the time, if the GM can't find the help, he'll just proceed & cut the player. But today, we have owners anointing themselves or former players as qualified evaluators making all the key personnel decisions. No one here so much as even tried to justify Elway releasing Anderson only when he had to. Arguably, there's been some friction between Elway, Anderson & Gase perhaps. The last piece being Elway firing the RB coach & Anderson going on social media and saying the move was BS. ------------- Fantasy-wise Anderson is a name player, his ADP was still in the middle of 6th rd just a few weeks ago. People get back there and click the names they know & regardless of where he ends up, they will no doubt click his name! Even now, he's coming off before a Jerick McKinnon, which is insane. It's questionable whether McKinnon can effectively assume the volume for 16 weeks. But if he's their starter and he's healthy, he may very well be a difference-maker for owners in the flex slot for the month of September. Has a very high "times drafted" figure.
  2. C.J. Anderson 2018 Season Outlook

    I agree, that's not the way. I can't recall but one of those two years, Anderson showed up to camp out of shape. There was the low tender offer fiasco, then they drafted Booker and went on about him, the steal of the draft & how they wanted him to take the lead role.Then there's the matter of Anderson's release, it might be good to know the why for when. I meant to add what others have stated, that they couldn't make any sense of why Booker was getting reps over Anderson.
  3. C.J. Anderson 2018 Season Outlook

    Odd, they like him, he comes up big, critical plays in big moments... then, just as Sternes points out, they lowballed him. Enter Gase & Miami's offer that Elway eventually matches. Rumors swirled with respect to his inevitable release and I wonder, did he become a pawn of sorts between Miami & the Broncos?
  4. C.J. Anderson 2018 Season Outlook

    I was going to ask about that, what was the rational for his release when they released him? No pay-cut offer, could it have been something out of spite?
  5. C.J. Anderson 2018 Season Outlook

    ? ... They would have to pay him that?
  6. C.J. Anderson 2018 Season Outlook

    Okay, but the Dolphins still need a guy & who better knows their system than Anderson? It's not like they have to guarantee him anything. They could sign him, be up front with him, draft the 'backs they want and through camp he helps get them ready. For him, he's in a camp and is afforded the latitude to speak to other teams, win/win. The argument that teams are going to wait and see if they land the player(s) they'd rather have in the draft in fact does speak to his value. My point isn't that he has no value, just that he's perceived as a legit lead RB... I don't get it, if I believed that & needed a guy, I'd bring him in. I meant to add that players are currently being signed elsewhere....
  7. C.J. Anderson 2018 Season Outlook

    @Impreza178 @ajs723 @lolcopter Sad, really sad how you guys have to resort to facts & logic... e;
  8. C.J. Anderson 2018 Season Outlook

    Just curious, what does it say if he doesn't draw any interest until after the draft?
  9. C.J. Anderson 2018 Season Outlook

    Miami, Adam Gase... And I'm not hating on the guy, I simply don't see the player that a lot of you are whining about.
  10. Davante Adams 2018 Season Outlook

    Like Pittsburgh, the Packers work the compensatory pick aspect like an ore mine. Personally, I don't like it, teams should have to make a competitive offer to qualify for extra draft picks. That they anted-up to re-sign Adams says a lot. If he had come out in 2015 perhaps, he would've come off the board in the 1st RD. There are a number of guys that did come off ahead of him that he's out-performed. I don't think you afforded enough weight to Impreza's point that Adams is now their z-slot primary. NFL offenses are predominantly right-handed. On the snap, the QB proceeds to drop, pivoting to the right. Naturally, it's conducive that his progression starts on that side of the field. It is not a coincidence that their dominant rec'r & TE often line up on that same side. To your concern about a featured receiver opposite Adams, this is another deep class with good value through the middle rounds. If James Washington (benefitted from quality QB play) is still there in the 2nd rd, he'd be a big add. Tre'Quan Smith & Justin Watson are interesting day 2 prospects. The latter part of day 2 to day 3 has Cedric Wilson & Trey Quinn. These guys can all catch & are good to dangerous after the reception. Accordingly, apart from Smith, each of them are already very good route-runners. Smith needs some refinement & Wilson has to get bigger & stronger. There are better prospects long-term, no doubt, but what is commonly written about this group is that they're expected to contribute right away. Could be wrong, but I'm expecting the Packers to draft at least two WRs.
  11. Devontae Booker 2018 Season Outlook

    My point wasn't that players that are drafted, don't fail. Everybody knows they fail all the time. I said that evaluators rarely get wrong a player's skill set, where his head is at & his injury history. Scouts are fully aware the level of competition a player faced, his level of experience, football IQ & whether he's coachable. Each of those can raise a player's draft stock or be red flags and the player drafted anyway. Some guys go undrafted, but even the vast majority of them are in somebody's camp. If half the players who were successful in the NFL came from some other place or structure of the game, then there would be a talent assessing issue.
  12. Devontae Booker 2018 Season Outlook

    Of course, but not nearly as often as suggested. A player's skill set, his makeup & injury history are rarely misstated. Whether a given circumstance lends itself for success is a different matter, which is often big. It's not just them, even though Booker regressed, the organization is still keen on him. But we'd agree, so they say. Again, if RB is a priority for them, than it was all BS. It could be something in between, that they simply have more pressing needs, like OL.
  13. C.J. Anderson 2018 Season Outlook

    To the football gods, I was so wrong, please forgive me! Poor C.J. Oh god, I feel horrible. e;
  14. Devontae Booker 2018 Season Outlook

    Equally I suppose and after a successful rookie campaign, Booker regressed... Which also occurred with Anderson, considering where you had to take him. He was big down the stretch in 2014 and viewed as one of the better lead RBs the following year. I had him and was disappointed, he'd help owners one week and then give us that low floor 2 or more weeks in a row. For me, by the time he went off, those were bench points. I agree with you here, I rarely saw the player others are referring to. To me, there in plain sight was the UDFA he is. From the other day: Probably contradicting myself but I can concede that the organization was more committed to Booker. We know that when Anderson's contract was up the tender offered was for the bare minimum. They were taken aback when their QB bolted, had plenty of money and probably wanted to maintain some semblance of consistency in their backfield. Plus, other than Booker, they didn't have anybody else. If Anderson was up against it & given the state of the offense, if I really believed in him I would be excited & targeting him. Where is his thread, where's the excitement about the possibilities? Oh, if he hooks up with Adam Gase, it's so on!!! Is it? How many cry sessions do we have to have for this guy? He's free now! ... So free, the shackles have finally been shed. Those of you who are so high on this guy, go on about the landing spots and just exactly where you're willing to draft him! And Curtain-Jerker Magee is? Don't make me choke... Broncos weren't the only team that liked Booker when he came out. What they've said recently doesn't mean much, I do agree there. If they don't go big & Booker can be had way back there, I'll be taking a chance on him.
  15. Devontae Booker 2018 Season Outlook

    I'd say I intend on doubling down.... but I already did that. So, I'm doubling to the 2nd power or going for the trifecta, something. I've read that as a rookie, nearly 70% of his yards came AFTER contact! Booker is one we'd identify as a weak lead. If they add big, that guy will be along the rail, no doubt about it. But if not, don't sleep on this guy!