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Coby Fleener caught six passes for 74 yards in Indianapolis' Divisional Round loss to the Patriots.

The inefficient second-year pro hauled in 6-of-11 targets. On the surface, Fleener's 52/608/4 sophomore line appears to be a step in the right direction. Dig deeper, however, and you find a player who still does almost none of the little things right. A soft blocker, Fleener has been prone to drops. He has a remarkable knack for not knowing the chains are. His numbers were greatly inflated by the absence of Dwayne Allen (hip). With Allen certain to return atop the depth chart next season, Fleener can't be considered more than a TE2

I'm just going to see if anyone else figures out the mistake here.

Hint* There is a word missing that is pretty vital to the sentence.

Knowing WHERE the chains are. It's a shame because the writer could've reread it once and spotted his mistake. smh
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Coby Fleener caught six passes for 74 yards in Indianapolis' Divisional Round loss to the Patriots.

The inefficient second-year pro hauled in 6-of-11 targets. On the surface, Fleener's 52/608/4 sophomore line appears to be a step in the right direction. Dig deeper, however, and you find a player who still does almost none of the little things right. A soft blocker, Fleener has been prone to drops. He has a remarkable knack for not knowing the chains are. His numbers were greatly inflated by the absence of Dwayne Allen (hip). With Allen certain to return atop the depth chart next season, Fleener can't be considered more than a TE2

I'm just going to see if anyone else figures out the mistake here.

Hint* There is a word missing that is pretty vital to the sentence.

Knowing WHERE the chains are. It's a shame because the writer could've reread it once and spotted his mistake. smh

Congratulations! You are now smarter than a Rotoworld Blurb Writer.

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Coby Fleener caught six passes for 74 yards in Indianapolis' Divisional Round loss to the Patriots.

The inefficient second-year pro hauled in 6-of-11 targets. On the surface, Fleener's 52/608/4 sophomore line appears to be a step in the right direction. Dig deeper, however, and you find a player who still does almost none of the little things right. A soft blocker, Fleener has been prone to drops. He has a remarkable knack for not knowing the chains are. His numbers were greatly inflated by the absence of Dwayne Allen (hip). With Allen certain to return atop the depth chart next season, Fleener can't be considered more than a TE2

I'm just going to see if anyone else figures out the mistake here.

Hint* There is a word missing that is pretty vital to the sentence.

Knowing WHERE the chains are. It's a shame because the writer could've reread it once and spotted his mistake. smh

Congratulations! You are now smarter than a Rotoworld Blurb Writer.

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Yay!!! What do I win? A pile of Trent Richardson's jock straps!!! Awesome! ;-)

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Coby Fleener caught six passes for 74 yards in Indianapolis' Divisional Round loss to the Patriots.

The inefficient second-year pro hauled in 6-of-11 targets. On the surface, Fleener's 52/608/4 sophomore line appears to be a step in the right direction. Dig deeper, however, and you find a player who still does almost none of the little things right. A soft blocker, Fleener has been prone to drops. He has a remarkable knack for not knowing the chains are. His numbers were greatly inflated by the absence of Dwayne Allen (hip). With Allen certain to return atop the depth chart next season, Fleener can't be considered more than a TE2

I'm just going to see if anyone else figures out the mistake here.

Hint* There is a word missing that is pretty vital to the sentence.

Knowing WHERE the chains are. It's a shame because the writer could've reread it once and spotted his mistake. smh

Congratulations! You are now smarter than Evan Silva.

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FTFY. :-)
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Citing conversations with people around the league, NFL Network's Albert Breer says the feeling is the Browns' head-coaching job is viewed as "radioactive."

"Tough spot for them," added Breer of the Browns, who were quickly spurned by Patriots OC Josh McDaniels. The Browns have an alleged-criminal owner and kicked Rob Chudzinski aside after one year on the job, also letting outstanding coordinators Ray Horton and Norv Turner leave without a fight. There is no franchise quarterback or running back on the roster. It's not surprising coaches around the league aren't lining up to succeed Chudzinski.

Did I miss something because as far as I know Norv and Horton are still there. I haven't seen any reports of them being fired or leaving and according to the browns official website they are still listed as the offensive/defensive coordinators. There's even talks that the Browns might consider to promote Norv to head coach so how did the Browns just "let them go?"

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We fully expect Smith to finish

his career a Panther, but GM Dave Gettleman

may ask Smith to accept a hair cut this

offseason.

Hair cut? lol

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We fully expect Smith to finish

his career a Panther, but GM Dave Gettleman

may ask Smith to accept a hair cut this

offseason.

Hair cut? lol

Wow, I thought you were joking but this is actually real. Unbelievable.
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3 hours later and Steve Smith is still going to be asked to accept a hair cut by the GM....

I really think they are just trolling everyone now.

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I am the 1st to admit that I am NOT a good writer. My spelling is poor and I rely on spell check.

But then again I am not being PAID to write. How did the standards get so dam low. Its pathetic. Proof-read you work for gods-sake, I am sure you 3rd grade teacher would be proud if you did.

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I am the 1st to admit that I am NOT a good writer. My spelling is poor and I rely on spell check.

But then again I am not being PAID to write. How did the standards get so dam low. Its pathetic. Proof-read you work for gods-sake, I am sure you 3rd grade teacher would be proud if you did.

This.

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Peyton Manning completed 25-of-36 passes for 230 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in Denver's 24-17 Divisional Round victory over San Diego.

Manning got lucky on Denver's opening possession, as his poor throw was dropped by Chargers LCB Shareece Wright on a sure pick. Peyton took advantage, plays later hitting Demaryius Thomas for a two-yard score. Manning threw his second touchdown from three yards out to Wes Welker midway through the second quarter, capitalizing on Nick Novak's missed field goal. Manning's lone interception came on a pass that bounced off Eric Decker's chest in the end zone and was caught by Chargers ILB Donald Butler. It was Peyton's first red-zone INT of the season. Manning's passing day largely consisted of chain-moving completions to Demaryius and Julius Thomas and Wes Welker, as Denver controlled the game from start to finish and beat the Bolts at their own time-of-possession game (36:24). The Broncos will now gear up for an AFC Championship thriller as the Patriots travel to Mile High in Week 20. In our generation, there isn't a better NFL rivalry than Brady-Manning.

I'm assuming there was supposed to be some sort of number there to say how many plays later? Maybe the term "a few" was supposed to be there? Something has to be there though because the way they have it now doesn't form a real sentence.

Today has been a good day for this thread, maybe the blurb writers are drunk?

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Peyton Manning completed 25-of-36 passes for 230 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in Denver's 24-17 Divisional Round victory over San Diego.

Manning got lucky on Denver's opening possession, as his poor throw was dropped by Chargers LCB Shareece Wright on a sure pick. Peyton took advantage, plays later hitting Demaryius Thomas for a two-yard score. Manning threw his second touchdown from three yards out to Wes Welker midway through the second quarter, capitalizing on Nick Novak's missed field goal. Manning's lone interception came on a pass that bounced off Eric Decker's chest in the end zone and was caught by Chargers ILB Donald Butler. It was Peyton's first red-zone INT of the season. Manning's passing day largely consisted of chain-moving completions to Demaryius and Julius Thomas and Wes Welker, as Denver controlled the game from start to finish and beat the Bolts at their own time-of-possession game (36:24). The Broncos will now gear up for an AFC Championship thriller as the Patriots travel to Mile High in Week 20. In our generation, there isn't a better NFL rivalry than Brady-Manning.

I'm assuming there was supposed to be some sort of number there to say how many plays later? Maybe the term "a few" was supposed to be there? Something has to be there though because the way they have it now doesn't form a real sentence.

Today has been a good day for this thread, maybe the blurb writers are drunk?

That sentence is fine. Quantifying the number of plays is not necessary.

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Citing conversations with people around the league, NFL Network's Albert Breer says the feeling is the Browns' head-coaching job is viewed as "radioactive."

"Tough spot for them," added Breer of the Browns, who were quickly spurned by Patriots OC Josh McDaniels. The Browns have an alleged-criminal owner and kicked Rob Chudzinski aside after one year on the job, also letting outstanding coordinators Ray Horton and Norv Turner leave without a fight. There is no franchise quarterback or running back on the roster. It's not surprising coaches around the league aren't lining up to succeed Chudzinski.

Did I miss something because as far as I know Norv and Horton are still there. I haven't seen any reports of them being fired or leaving and according to the browns official website they are still listed as the offensive/defensive coordinators. There's even talks that the Browns might consider to promote Norv to head coach so how did the Browns just "let them go?"

They're not 'officially' gone, but a new head coach will mean new coordinators. Horton is interviewing for head coaching jobs and Norv isn't exactly on good terms with the Browns organization.

"Banner said the team would allow all the assistants to seek other jobs and that the new hire would determine his staff. "

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They're not 'officially' gone, but a new head coach will mean new coordinators. Horton is interviewing for head coaching jobs and Norv isn't exactly on good terms with the Browns organization.

"Banner said the team would allow all the assistants to seek other jobs and that the new hire would determine his staff. "

Maybe they WILL be gone. Maybe it is LIKELY they will be gone but right now they are still under contract meaning they aren't gone. Also, what head coaching job is Horton going to get? Only two teams have openings left...one is the Vikings who seem to have their final two figured out and the other one is.... The Browns.

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The loss of HC Rob Chudzinski and OC Norv Turner is expected to negatively impact Jordan Cameron.

Once Chudzinski was hired a year ago, every sharp fantasy owner pegged Cameron as a prime breakout candidate. That's because Chud, a former tight end himself, runs schemes that had previously coaxed career years out of Kellen Winslow, Antonio Gates and Greg Olsen. Cameron proceeded to put his own mark on the position, ripping off a 80/917/7 line -- good for a No. 5 ranking among fantasy tight ends. He's talented enough to succeed in any scheme, but a new regime is unlikely to feature him as heavily.

Why do these idiots keep saying things like Norv is gone. He is still on the team and still under contract. In case anyone needs refreshing here is a link to the official Browns website with the coaching roster.

http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/team/coaches.html

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rotoworld hates norv turner.

i guess they all drafted ryan matthews in the first round a few years ago in his rookie season.

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Mistake: Rotoworld doesn't understand it's target audience. We are football fans, not cutesy theatre majors. How many of you know off-hand the meaning of the French phrase "fait accompli"? The fact that they used that in an official news update reinforces my belief that the staff would be better off writing romantic comedies or poetic lyrics for lounge singers at lesser-known Vegas casinos than fantasy football updates. I only come here for the facts. I wish they'd just ditch the personal opinion because it's rarely entertaining and even more rarely useful. Still overjoyed that they relentlessly hyped Ryan Mathews as the #2 overall back with update-after-update 2 years ago. That 1 TD in 12 games really carried me a long way

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3 hours later and Steve Smith is still going to be asked to accept a hair cut by the GM....

Now if only Rob Ryan would accept a haircut, maybe he'd get an interview to be a HC.

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We fully expect Smith to finish

his career a Panther, but GM Dave Gettleman

may ask Smith to accept a hair cut this

offseason.

Hair cut? lol

http://en.wikipedia....ircut_(finance)

I've heard people use it just to describe taking a financial loss.

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panthers asking smith to take a pay cut, should be asked Jstew to take a giant pay cut...........or jump off a bridge.

panthers got plenty of bad contracts, smitty is hardly a big fish in that catergory.

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I wish there was a way to somehow block out Rotoworld's "blurbs" so we just get the news and the source - they are becoming increasingly obnoxious with their oftentimes erroneous "predictions" and "analysis."

I really enjoy them. I regularly come to read them when a player has a poor performance or a really good one.

As for the predictions, sometimes they're ok, sometimes they're horribly wrong. I like that too, because I know other people just look at rankings and don't form their own opinions.

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So this isn't about blurbs, but as far as web design, I might change the title tags, they look a little funny when they truncate in tabbed browsing on some browsers..

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