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  1. 7 minutes ago, rizon said:

    Anyone feel he will play it very very safe in his return, as in timetable?  One argument could be that he would want to rush back to prove to a team he is worth the money next year. But he’s still AJ Green. I wonder if he’s going to wait it out longer than we think so he doesn’t pull up even more lame before, especially with his recent injury history piling up a bit. 

    I need to find the article but I think there was something on the Bengals site posted five days ago where he said something cautionary like this, that the reports of 6-8 weeks were generous and he was going to take every precaution. 

    8 weeks will be this Saturday. His recovery is taking longer than expected but he's still going to be back before week 6, as most of us thought. 


  2. On 8/31/2019 at 2:45 AM, Nickmo said:

    Watson targeted his RBs 67 times (13% of his total pass attempts) last year. Watson's average depth of target the last 2 years was 8.9 and 11.1. He loves to throw to his WRs, and doesn't mind taking chances on deep throws. He can also run very well when his line breaks down instead of throwing to the check down option. The point I'm making is, even though the player has a certain skill set, it doesn't mean a team is fully prepared to use them. The Texans don't utilize their RBs in the pass game much.  I'm keeping my expectations on his receiving line tempered. And considering he's averaged 130ish touches a season since he's been in the league and only handled over 150 carries once since college, I'm tempering my expectations on his workload. 

    It's funny when someone presents information like this and it just gets tossed out because of bias. The writing was always on the wall, y'all just refused to see it.

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  3. 1 minute ago, pastorofmuppets2 said:

     

    if you wanna say Barry was the most electrifying RB, then ...sure, we can entertain that - let's use 1970 as the yardstick, seeing as how that ushered in the modern era via the merger. 

    i'd argue that OJ and Bo Jackson were as electrifying, if not more. 

    hell, Sanders was crap at pass pro, mediocre in the passing game, was pulled on short yardage and majority of goal line situations. 

    Saquon is a much more talented player, as he excels in all facets ... as did Faulk, LT, Arian Foster, Priest Holmes, Emmit ... those guys killed it on every down and distance, never needed to be yanked because they weren't proficient in any aspect of the offense.  let's not forget Barkley can also truck an a$$ into next week, along with being able to outrun ya ... Sanders, not so much. 

    Sanders may have been the greatest pure runner (though cases can be made for others, as i alluded to with OJ, Bo), but he was definitely not the greatest running back. 

    the myth that Sanders was the unquestioned greatest needs to be swept away for the fallacy it truly is. 

    I'm not going to start a discussion about Barry in this thread but I disagree with you.

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  4. 1 hour ago, wideopen21 said:

     

    I think the difference between Saquon and DJ last season was that one is an all time great RB and the other isn't. You put DJ in the Giants offense last year and there is no chance he duplicates what Saquon did. And I hate the Giants and have very few shares of Saquon. 

    There is simply no comparison between the two in terms of talent. 

    I don't understand. I've acknowledged Quon is going to be one of the greats. I think you misread what my post said. I said on top of Quon being more talented, DJ also was misused. If DJ was utilized the way Quon was, he would have had a better season statistically for that what he had. NOT that he would have had a better season than Saquon. That's all I'm saying.


  5. 11 hours ago, oban14 said:

    There is a reason Barkley went fourth overall and DJ went undrafted. Barkley is a freakish specimen, a generational talent. DJ is very good and great in the right system. Barkley is the system.

    No one said anything about Saquon not being a generational talent. I don't know why you're getting so defensive. I love Quon. I think he's the closest thing to Barry that we've had in years. However, I will say that where someone is drafted means f--- all. Case in point: Reggie Bush. Jamarcus Russell. The list goes on. I thought we as sports fans evolved past the "he's drafted high so he must be good" fallacy. 

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  6. 23 minutes ago, sjm76 said:

    I know there are fantasy outlets like Fanduel etc where the pot is much higher but I'm talking about snake-draft leagues.  Unless you're a millionaire and set the stakes that much higher, I think it's safe to say that most of those leagues have $1000-$1500 pots max.

    One thing I've learned in my 10 years of playing fantasy sports is that leagues with bigger pots does not equal tougher competition. It just means people with more money to donate to my winnings. 

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  7. Here's one thing to keep in mind for LeSean McCoy owners...when Kareem Hunt got suspended last season in week 12, who do you think was tabbed as the starter by Andy Reid? If you guessed Damien Williams, you guessed wrong. Spencer Ware was the guy who was the starter and he did well. Damien was still mixed in as well but his touches were noticeably less than Ware's.

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    Then Spencer Ware has a hamstring injury, and fast forward to 2019 and we're talking about Damien Williams as a high draft pick instead of the guy who was getting most of the work pre-injury. Damien Williams wasn't even the guy Andy Reid wanted to start initially. Now I'm not saying LeSean is going to get those kinds of touches like Ware did, but if we look at how things played out last season it might be foreshadowing for the weeks to come after the Chiefs play Jacksonville...

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  8. 15 minutes ago, lbjames6 said:

    The only thing I'm worried about with Rams receivers is that I heard from someone who's affiliated with a Rams employee that Jared Goff cannot read defenses at all and that McVay tells him where to look before the play is called. Matt Patricia figured this out and then Bill followed suit against them...basically you give one look and then audible to a different look and it confuses Goff. Hopefully he's been studying tape...

    https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/02/04/jared-goff-ill-try-to-learn-from-this-and-get-better/

    This article posted after the Super Bowl alludes to it.

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  9. The only thing I'm worried about with Rams receivers is that I heard from someone who's affiliated with a Rams employee that Jared Goff cannot read defenses at all and that McVay tells him where to look before the play is called. Matt Patricia figured this out and then Bill followed suit against them...basically you give one look and then audible to a different look and it confuses Goff. Hopefully he's been studying tape...