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  1. 16 points
  2. 12 points
    This thread should be locked. 100 plus pages for James Conner's handcuff is quite excessive.
  3. 12 points
  4. 9 points
    Had juan soto in a keeper about a month before anyone knew about him. Tried to get cute and drop him for a streamer because i figured i could easily grab him again since he wasnt supposed to be up for at least a year. Girlfriend wanted to go to some dumb concert. Saw the alert.on the way out 43 minutes too late. The concert was awful by the way.
  5. 8 points
    He's not as talented as Cook. He's not built like Cook. He doesn't play like Cook. The team isn't invested in him like the Vikings are in Cook. Any questions?
  6. 8 points
    There’s more to it than this, that’s a very simplified way of looking at this I don’t think you can compare Cousins or Love to Jokic for many reasons, but the biggest difference is the efficiency. I don’t think Jokic is leading anyone to a championship by himself but he is not only one of the best playmakers in the league at 7 foot but is also one of the most efficient scorers in the league as well. 50%FG 40%3PM 85%FT on the season and 53.5%FG 43%3PM 86%FT after ASB last season...look at the other players with high volume scoring %’s like that over the course of a season (Dirk, KD, Curry, Nash, Bird, etc) and you’ll see what kind of rare air he’s already in. Kevin Love on the other hand as a starter in MIN was a pedestrian 45%/36%/81% (and badically the same in CLE with a slight dip in FG% to 43 and slight FT% rise) and DeMarcus Cousins a horrendous 46%/33%/73% (which is worse than I expected even). His 3PT shooting increased a few points in NO but everything else basically stayed the same. Cousins averaged around 3ast and >3TO but averaged 5.4ast last season with 5TO so at least he’s consistent lol. Love averaged 2.3ast and 2to over the same period...Jokic 6ast 2.8to last season and the ratio improved with the season, was 5:2.5 the season before which is around PG level of ast:to. Jokic did this all in 32mpg last season, Love was around 37mpg as a starter in MIN and Cousins 34-36mpg at various stages. It’s also worth pointing out that the Nuggets without Millsap for most of the year were basically 3.5 games out of 3rd place in the West last year despite not making the playoffs because of how close 3-9 were. The Love Wolves teams and the Cousins Kings teams were basement dwellers . The advanced stats support the same too with Jokic again being one of the most efficient guys in the league and sneaky good at some aspects of defense like disrupting passing lanes (and obviously rebounding) while being garbage at to protection but everyone has a weakness. I dont think Jokic is a future MVP but he’s definitely still underrated and anyone comparing him to MIN Kevin Love or SAC Cousins isn’t really looking beyond the absolute surface and cliches. One last point...as I mentioned last season Jokic had a 50/40/85 season with 6apg & 10rpg which has only been done one other time in NBA history by Larry Bird in 1985 (I rounded up 0.1% but that doesn’t change anything) If you ignore assists then Towns is the only other addition to the list, and if you get rid of rebounds you basically just add a bunch of Curry/Nash/Price seasons. That elite company I think tells you more than anything I can...
  7. 7 points
    Pls let us know your inclinations next year.
  8. 7 points
  9. 7 points
  10. 7 points
    You might want to make your way over to the Dalvin Cook or Ty Montgomery thread. Seems like you've very little to say about Williams.
  11. 6 points
  12. 6 points
    0 reason to play until then. Smart move leveon. Don’t know why u had to be so shady...but smart move
  13. 6 points
    So PIT could have just cut him after the season and only paid $10 mill guaranteed? That offer was far worse than I thought...he could make that much sitting out 4 games this season and then signing the franchise tag. The media originally made it sound like the $33 mil was fully guaranteed, which it was clearly not. Either money is guaranteed or it isn't. Cameron Brate's contract is a good example of this...it sounded big at the time, but only $7 million is fully guaranteed. Bell's stance makes even more sense now. Glad I made him DND.
  14. 6 points
    You’re starting Cole and Stills ahead of Doug Baldwin? Rule #1 of fantasy sports, don’t get cute. You drafted him for a reason.
  15. 5 points
    Did you get that one down Bart?
  16. 5 points
    Ok then we may as well take it to the extreme and say God put him in this position? The Rooneys should have let him test the market value to see if he would have gotten anything better than what they were willing to offer. They didnt because they probably thought he would have negotiated a better deal with another team.
  17. 5 points
    For those who are upset about Bell's decision to sit, don't forget the Rooneys TAGGED HIM WITH THE EXCLUSIVE designation, which prevented him from negotiatiing with other teams vs a a NON-EXCLUSIVE tag which would allow him to negotiate and the stelers the right to match the contract to keep him. The Steelers started the hardball tactics so people need to stop critcising bell as if he is being unreasonable in his response. The Rooneys put him in a position where he couldnt negotiate a fair market value for his services.
  18. 5 points
    This is also a moot point because the deadline for a contract extension is gone . . . it's franchise tag or nothing until the season is over.
  19. 5 points
    people doubting williams haven't been paying attention. dude's gettin getting better. he's the perfect fit for what packer's scheme. sure, he might not be as explosive as jones but he's more reliable and a better pass blocker and possibly catcher. his workmanship is the kind of thing that builds trust with his coaches and qb. he has the chance to run away with the job, especially if rodger's appreciates williams keeping him a bit cleaner. even monty has acknowledged he may see more a third down role and be back at wr at times. he hasn't been a pillar of good health himself either so ideally a committee approach keeps all three healthier this year. i expect that and i expect williams to lead the committee
  20. 5 points
    Fantasy Gooroo taking a hard run at DerrickHenrysCleats for king of forum crazy.
  21. 5 points
    Good point. He will likely show up Week 2! Then we can all start speculating again! Makes perfect sense to skip ONE game. He will not worry about the wear and tear 400 carries will do to his body. Holding out 1 week allows him to only worry about 370 touches this season. Makes a world of a difference! Plus he teaches the Steelers a lesson! Maybe after they tag him again, he will hold out 2 games!
  22. 5 points
    Bell is the kind of guy to hide in the parking lot until 3:59 and then walk in.
  23. 5 points
  24. 5 points
    What security are you referring to? They offered 10 million guaranteed and could cut him after season without repercussions. That’s the opposite of long term security lol. Stop letting the media form your opinion for you and try doing some research on your own. Forcing your opinion on others as fact when you have no idea what you’re talking about and clearly haven’t researched anything on your own makes you look silly.
  25. 5 points
    I ended up with Henry twice, for various reasons, but what I want to know is? - why didn't he destroy people in 2016? - why didn't he destroy people for most of 2017? And if the answer is "there was a 28yo back he couldn't beat out", then I'm not fully impressed. I get that the aging back was a 3-time pro-bowler, but then what we're saying is "Henry is not a pro-bowler yet". Is that too much realism?
  26. 5 points
    Proud of you, bro. Thats the kind of story you’ll tell your grand kids.
  27. 5 points
    Tropical storm Gordon coming to Cleveland to start the NFL season. Couldn't make this up if I tried.
  28. 5 points
  29. 4 points
    Imagine if NFL players had theme songs like they do in the WWE. *Steelers offense takes the field for the first drive of the game. Big Ben audibles Conner to the right -- insert Le'Veon Bell theme song --* Jim Ross: BAH GAWD IT'S LE'VEON BELL! I CAN'T BELIEVE MY EYES!!!
  30. 4 points
    Nobody panic, but the Le'Veon Bell thread is now at 102 pages
  31. 4 points
    Has Bell reported to practice and signed his tender like a good little boy yet? Wouldn't want him to disappoint his supportive teammates, caring franchise, and all-knowing fantasy owners by dragging this thing out longer than everyone not named Bell thinks it needs to be!
  32. 4 points
    Some people (like nyblazer) aren’t able to think for themselves unfortunately. It’s a huge problem in society right now. People believe whatever they hear and allow others to form their opinions for them without actually thinking for themselves or researching the facts. Bell is right to be taking care of himself. He might only have one chance at a big long term deal.
  33. 4 points
    The rain won't be the issue for PIT/CLE as much as 25 MPH wind. That's what people should be paying attention to.
  34. 4 points
    Personally, I think trading Connor asap for any kind of significant upgrade to your roster is the right play. Everyone knows that Connor will be relatively useless the minute Bell returns, so trade offers will reflect that. Connor owners got really lucky in this situation. Capitalize on it, but don’t be greedy. Chances are you’ll get the best return from the Bell owner, as Connor is most valuable to them long term. I’d work the Bell owner for the best asset you can get and consider it a win. Permanently upgrading your starting roster with a proven commodity for the entire fantasy season is more beneficial than having Connor, an unproven commodity, for anywhere from 1-10 games. If you do ride Connor for as long as possible, you then have to constantly be mindful that he could be useless at anytime. So you need to factor that into your season long strategy, trades, etc. Careful of becoming dependent on Connor as a major contributor to your team and then being screwed whenever Bell decides to show up.
  35. 4 points
    Maybe not long "runs" but perhaps these fit our definition of explosive? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nbi9NrtbAxk
  36. 4 points
    He is not an employee of the Steelers. He was an employee of the Steelers, and the Steelers have the exclusive (within the NFL) right to employ him for the 2018 season. The franchise tag being placed on a player does not obligate that player to sign the franchise tender. This is America, not the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, or Communist China. Bell has every right to reject the working conditions offered him and refuse to sign a contract with the Steelers. There are consequences of such a choice: foregoing wages and not playing in the NFL this year. Further, the CBA agreed to by representatives of the players and owners allow Bell to sign the contract at any point in time unless it is rescinded. Again, there are consequences to such a choice. You can debate the wisdom of various choices, but there is no legal, moral (imo), or ethical obligation for Bell to play under the conditions offered by the Steelers.
  37. 4 points
    I'm a tennis player and had labral repair surgery at roughly the same time as Andrew Luck, so I feel like we've been on the same path, with a lot of the same setbacks. Obviously I don't have the same world-class trainers working with me, but knowing what it's like trying to recover from this surgery, it's hard for me to imagine him being very successful this year. If you look at the people who have had labral repairs, the results aren't pretty; it's traditionally considered a career-killer for baseball pitchers. The part that sucks is that they tell you you'll be good to go in six months, and then you get there and your shoulder just doesn't feel right. They tell that it's good, but it's still sore every time you throw (or serve in my case), and your arm just doesn't move the way it's supposed to. So you put off your return week after week, waiting for your arm to feel the way it's supposed to, and it never does. I think that's what was happening to Luck last year, because it was happening to me at the same time. My trainers wanted me to ramp up to playing, but I couldn't serve worth a damn. They suggest it's in your head, but your arm just won't move. Then, after a while, you say, "Screw it, I guess it's not getting any better than this, so I have to learn to play with my new arm." To me, that seemed to be what Luck was doing when he finally came back for training camp and started throwing footballs. I started playing competitive tennis again around the same time, at a lower level than before. It doesn't hurt much, but I've probably lost 15 mph on my serve, and I'm not sure if it will come back. Like I said, Luck has better trainers than I do, and I'm sure he's been working like a madman, so he'll probably make a full recovery. I would just be surprised if it happened this year, when his arm probably still feels like an alien limb bolted onto his shoulder. Of course, the counterpoint to all this is Drew Brees. He had a major labrum repair in the 2005 offseason, made it back for week one, and had the best season of his career in 2006. James Andrews calls that the "most remarkable comeback I've ever treated": Anyway, I hope somebody finds this useful. I feel like Luck and I are rehab buddies, in a way, and I'm rooting for him. But I wouldn't start him in week one.
  38. 3 points
    Bell is special, but the Steelers realize he’s replaceable. Bell has been suspended, and injured. He comes with risk, and the Steelers don’t want to bet their future on Bell. Some team will pay him what he wants, irregardless of Steelers concerns. But as we have seen many times with players chasing money, they end up on a crap team, and never get back to the glory they had. For Bell, it’s not about football and winning. It’s about his bank account, which is fine. For me, I want to watch players that are playing to win with their teammates, no matter how much they get paid...
  39. 3 points
    I advise you to read this thread, starting at about page 70. You might learn something.
  40. 3 points
  41. 3 points
    Bell just seen on his way to the facility
  42. 3 points
    Maybe the Steelers should have made it known they were going to franchise tag him twice in a row, right in his prime years, to ruin his earning power and take full advantage of the situation. That way Bell could have decided to hold out a year and 400 touches ago. It goes both ways. I'm guessing last year when he wasn't happy at being tagged, they didn't say "just sign it, we'll be doing it again next year because we can and we just like squeezing every ounce of value we can out of you ROFL". Why is this level of virtue required from Bell but what the team is doing is just 'good business'?
  43. 3 points
  44. 3 points
    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000958647/article/steelers-leveon-bell-should-wait-until-week-11-to-report "The way I see it -- as someone who has experienced a similar situation firsthand -- the star running back has three options: 1) Report to the Steelers yesterday and play a full season, earn $14.544 million, get physically run down with 400-plus touches, and then enter free agency. 2) Work out a sign-and-trade understanding with the Steelers, which would allow Bell to play somewhere else in 2018 and allow the Steelersto receive assets in return. 3) Sit out until the NFL's mid-November deadline (more on that below), limit the pounding on the body, and hit free agency healthy. I think most people would choose the latter. "
  45. 3 points
  46. 3 points
    As a Huskies fan, the hiring of Sarkisian by Atlanta is one of the most baffling football moves I’ve seen.
  47. 3 points
    Remnants from tropical storm Gordon lol. http://www.cleveland19.com/story/39029409/gordon-may-have-a-major-impact-on-sundays-browns-game-and-were-not-talking-about-josh