bhawks489

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  1. I think we need to discuss a less volatile subject. Weather? Politics? Religion?
  2. And week 17, they had the 2-seed and a bye. Nobody played vs. SEA. Week 17 is still the regular season Not for most FF players. Oh I thought you were saying that the cards didn't play week 17.
  3. I'm not sure where this "lack of consistency" belief comes from. Floyd was plagued by a serious hand injury at the beginning of the 2015 season. His week 1-5 performances can partially be attributed to that injury. From weeks 6 and on, this is how Floyd performed in standard scoring: Week 6: 11 points Week 7: 11.9 points Week 8: 16.6 points Week 9: BYE Week 10: 23.3 points Week 11: INJURED Week 12: 1.4 points Week 13: 10.4 points Week 14: 16.2 points Week 15: 7 points Week 16: 11.1 points Week 17: 1.6 points From week 6 and on Floyd averaged 11.05 points per game in standard scoring with only three games under 10 points. Of those three games only two of which could be considered poor performances. In other words in the 10 games he was healthy only two games were "duds." This gives Floyd 80% consistency score of at least scoring FLEX worthy numbers. From weeks 6-16 (FF season), Floyd was the WR14 in total WR points scored in standard scoring and he was the WR10 in terms of WR PPG during that same span. Floyd was HIGHLY consistent last season once he was healthy. People seem to have forgotten that Floyd was everyone's breakout WR darling a couple seasons ago but when Palmer went down with a season ending injury the entire Cardinals offense fluttered. Floyd still had the talent to be a WR1 and is in an offense that is going to continue to throw the ball more frequently than just about any other offense in the league. I am a John Brown dynasty owner and own zero shares of Floyd in any league. I want nothing more than for Brown to be the #1 receiver on the Cardinals but it's also frustrating when people give false information about his competition (Floyd in particular). And week 17, they had the 2-seed and a bye. Nobody played vs. SEA. Week 17 is still the regular season
  4. That explains week 1 but what about weeks 10 and 15? http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/6759/michael-floyd Week 10 was 7-113-2 Week 15 was 5-70 (Oh no; only slightly better than average) Woops, got the weeks mixed up. I didn't know that hand injury was that bad. He seems too boom or bust for my liking though. Its either 5-7 receptions or 1-2.
  5. Michael Floyd - WR - Cardinals Michael Floyd was targeted just once in the Cardinals' Week 1 win over the Saints, securing it for 18 yards. Floyd was barely out there, from our view. We'll keep tabs on his snap count when they are released this week. Floyd missed most of camp with a hand injury. Sun, Sep 13, 2015 07:32:00 PM That explains week 1 but what about weeks 10 and 15?
  6. I didn't think that pick 6's counted on the total points allowed as a defensive stat. It doesn't make sense to add that to a defensive stat.
  7. I should buy some lotto tickets this week.
  8. Isn't prevent defense for when the other team is down in the 4th quarter? AKA gotta take deep shots down the field?
  9. Better chance at hitting the end zone on a shorter field.
  10. To be fair, a lot of people are infected with the hatred. My case is more mild but there still lingers a burning desire to see Pats miss the playoffs.
  11. Wow! Talk about a red herring. Is it really that hard to say, "yeah the NFL messed up here?" Yeah the NFL messed up here but I love watching the sport and hope it continues.*
  12. They are working with professionals to improve the safety of the game...to expect them to accept FULL responsibility for any ailment a former player has after they retire is unrealistic. Are you ok with the way they sought to initially discredit medical findings on CTE? This is the real issue, everyone realizes its a violent sport but most probably not to the extent that it really is. Let people decide what happens to their own bodies just provide all the information so the players can make an educated decision on their futures. Hell, if people want to smoke crack its their body and up to them. The NFL salary is probably the main factor when weighing the options. "Yeah I'll take that risk to become an instant millionaire."
  13. 1. Long. 2. Short, according to conventional wisdom but there is a 'survivor bias'. IE: Good players last longer. I have a hunch that most players that drop out of the league do so due to a skill deficit or old age rather than injury. Another interesting question, which is admittedly pretty narrow in focus...what other activities do players engage in before and after football that could lead to similar injury? Can someone like Matt Mitrione get a settlement even though his post-NFL career might cause brain trauma? For those who don't know who he is: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Mitrione He had a really tough weekend. Was sad to watch. http://www.mmafighting.com/2016/1/22/10815038/matt-mitrione-to-undergo-surgery-on-broken-orbital-bone Didnt see the fight but heard about the eye pokes. Tough loss.
  14. From the article that you've citied in the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/13/sports/football/actuarial-reports-in-nfl-concussion-deal-are-released.html?_r=0 Greg Aiello, a spokesman for the N.F.L., declined to comment and referred questions to a lawyer representing the league, Brad Karp. Karp said that the actuaries had based their findings on medical diagnoses reported by the players who sued the league, so the findings were inflated. “The methodology was purposely designed to err on the side of overestimating possible injuries to ensure that adequate funds would be available to pay all awards, under the then-capped settlement structure,” Karp said in an email. “The actuaries’ models do not reflect a prediction of the number of players who will suffer injuries. They are intended to show the court that even if unexpectedly high numbers of players were injured, there still would be sufficient money to pay the claims." The lawyer (Karp) is being slimy as expected. There is no reason why basing the data on only those who sued the league (a VERY small percentage of players) would actually overestimate injuries. If anything it would underestimate injuries, because the vast majority of players wouldn't have known enough about CTE to sue the NFL about it. You can bet that if Karp was being paid by the players rather than the NFL that he would have chosen this side of the argument, which is far more in line with the actual facts. By the way, the Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Committee that the NFL ran was a complete joke ("and I thought my jokes were bad") -- they used a neurosurgeon (Dr. Michael Apuzzo, who was a consultant for the Giants at the time) to shepherd bogus science on behalf of the NFL into a respected journal (Neurosurgery, which he was editor-in-chief of at the time). Virtually all of the MTBI committee's findings (which purposely tried to silence and counter Omalu's research) were eventually found to be bogus. This is why Apuzzo was fired as editor-in-chief of Neurosurgery, because he made the journal a laughingstock in the medical community since everyone could see that it had become nothing more than a puff piece factory for the NFL. Not a coincidence that after Apuzzo was fired, Omalu's research -- which had been blocked by Neurosurgery for years -- suddenly became published, and CTE started gaining traction in the public consciousness. A lawyer slimy? No way.
  15. And the cigarette companies poured millions of research into health risks for cigs....I think that source may be biased. Very similar situation. I do think the NFL is making strides to make the game safer but only because the long term effects of NFL are being put in the spotlight more and more.
  16. Again...to throw a causal relationship completely on the lap of the NFL is ignorant. To deny the NFL of culpability is even more ignorant, when there is EVIDENCE that they knew about this causal relationship for years beforehand. You've lived long enough to see the similarities between this and when the tobacco companies were trying to hide the truth between cigarette smoking and cancer in the 1970s. Please, that's one hell of a stretch...there used to be ads for Doctor-endorsed cigarette brands in the 50s, nobody has ever called playing football a smart choice when it comes to one's health.Show me evidence that shows CTE is caused by trauma received AFTER the age of 21, and that the NFL knew this & tried to hide it from its employees, then you'll have something that can justify the scrutiny the NFL is under over this. Thats the same defense as the cigarette companies use. Not everyone develops cancer at the same time so there is no link to cigarette smoking and cancer. This is a losing battle Psy. It's not even close to the same argument. How is it not? elaborate?
  17. Again...to throw a causal relationship completely on the lap of the NFL is ignorant. To deny the NFL of culpability is even more ignorant, when there is EVIDENCE that they knew about this causal relationship for years beforehand. You've lived long enough to see the similarities between this and when the tobacco companies were trying to hide the truth between cigarette smoking and cancer in the 1970s. Please, that's one hell of a stretch...there used to be ads for Doctor-endorsed cigarette brands in the 50s, nobody has ever called playing football a smart choice when it comes to one's health.Show me evidence that shows CTE is caused by trauma received AFTER the age of 21, and that the NFL knew this & tried to hide it from its employees, then you'll have something that can justify the scrutiny the NFL is under over this. Thats the same defense as the cigarette companies use. Not everyone develops cancer at the same time so there is no link to cigarette smoking and cancer. This is a losing battle Psy.
  18. Many of us our idiots that have no issue making hypothetical statements that don't impact us in any way. He's 36 and can't walk down stairs. Think about that for a second. Plenty of guys in the trades can't either but you know that going in right? Even you cube jockies know your wrists will be junk eventually. Lifetime of money over a short period of time doesn't come without its consequences. Are you comparing brain damage to carpal tunnel? Keep the great insight coming.