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heath miller has retired

mookieproof, Friday, 19 February 2016 19:17 (two years ago) Permalink

Evan Mathis: "The Broncos team I was on would have eaten Chip alive. I don't think he could have handled the plethora of large personalities."

http://49.media.tumblr.com/2af8d2b371997261ea3b5af96882ab12/tumblr_mg4d130Msa1rvcjd7o4_250.gif

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 23 February 2016 22:27 (two years ago) Permalink

former players talking shit about chip kelly has been one of my favorite parts of the offseason

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 23 February 2016 22:29 (two years ago) Permalink

So does anyone else think Forte is going to go to NE? Seems to be the popular destination and really I think how good Forte is in the screen game, even at his age, I could see him at least being a good Kevin Faulk style player for them.

Strategically to me, I think I would like to build off throwing more to a back than the seam guy. It seems that clubs are loading up on DBs to combat the big wideout. I think I would be looking for a FB/H Back types in the Keith Byars, Tom Rathman, Daryl Johnson types and trying to find guys that are players that could block to do ball control running, but can be matchup headaches to LBs/DEs and could be used in the running game. I think going with a FB or second TE gives a team options to pound the rock on the ground and work in some time clock management.

earlnash, Thursday, 25 February 2016 05:49 (two years ago) Permalink

texans have released arian foster. will be interesting to see what happens with him, i am sure some team will take a big money gamble

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 3 March 2016 15:55 (two years ago) Permalink

charles johnson also released. less of a dice roll than foster but will again be expensive

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 3 March 2016 19:43 (two years ago) Permalink

rgiii officially released

mookieproof, Monday, 7 March 2016 15:58 (two years ago) Permalink

i would like him to succeed somewhere. ppl love to theorize about his personal failings but i would much prefer the story of his career to be that a terrible football organization nearly destroyed him but he bounced back and became the player it looked like he could be somewhere else.

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 7 March 2016 16:35 (two years ago) Permalink

well, there's certainly no way any team could treat him worse, except maybe the browns i guess

if young slothrop don't trust ya i'm gon' rhyme ya (slothroprhymes), Monday, 7 March 2016 16:38 (two years ago) Permalink

i don't know what is definite and what isn't but i read today kiko alonso + bryon maxwell are going to miami and demarco murray is going to tennessee.

Mordy, Tuesday, 8 March 2016 02:05 (two years ago) Permalink

calvin johnson officially retired

nomar, Tuesday, 8 March 2016 17:44 (two years ago) Permalink

:'-c

Cornelius Pardew (jim in glasgow), Tuesday, 8 March 2016 17:47 (two years ago) Permalink

wow, I guess better to retire a year early than a year late

frogbs, Tuesday, 8 March 2016 19:12 (two years ago) Permalink

So is there another thread where people are discussing what a piece of shit it looks like Peyton Manning is?

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Wednesday, 9 March 2016 01:16 (two years ago) Permalink

brock to houston. denver had 2 qbs now they have none.

matt forte to ny football jets

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 9 March 2016 20:47 (two years ago) Permalink

dolphins cut brent grimes

nomar, Wednesday, 9 March 2016 21:08 (two years ago) Permalink

speculation is the Broncos will pursue Kaepernick?

nomar, Wednesday, 9 March 2016 21:09 (two years ago) Permalink

@mflynn3
Wow I know I'm going to get killed for this and I don't have a lot of room to talk, but this latest QB contract is unbelievable........

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 9 March 2016 21:42 (two years ago) Permalink

Ian Rapoport ‏@RapSheet 3m3 minutes ago
For Olivier Vernon and the #Giants, I'm told it's the biggest defensive end deal in history with the most guaranteed money

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 9 March 2016 22:01 (two years ago) Permalink

more sandwich recs pls

johnny crunch, Thursday, 10 March 2016 00:45 (two years ago) Permalink

i like vernon idk if its an overpay i mean prob it is but w/e

johnny crunch, Thursday, 10 March 2016 00:46 (two years ago) Permalink

it (weirdly) occurred to me today that i miss clinton portis

looked him up to see what he's up to and learned he filed for bankruptcy a few months ago : /

mookieproof, Thursday, 10 March 2016 00:59 (two years ago) Permalink

with the giant hike in the cap teams are going wild and i guess it doesn't really matter, not as much as it would ordinarily. vernon is a very good player, at least they're paying for m/l a sure thing. meanwhile, the saints are paying 7m/yr for coby fleener. and to think they used to have a TE worth about that.

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 10 March 2016 01:01 (two years ago) Permalink

damn that is a shame about portis. to run the gauntlet as an RB and stay in the league a long time, then get to this point. whatever the story that is a bummer.

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 10 March 2016 01:03 (two years ago) Permalink

osweiler... is bad

lag∞n, Thursday, 10 March 2016 02:22 (two years ago) Permalink

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dc-sports-bog/wp/2015/12/22/clinton-portis-sets-the-record-straight-on-his-bankruptcy-case/

sounds like he had a bad gambling problem.

ulysses, Thursday, 10 March 2016 04:17 (two years ago) Permalink

Everyone in the media is ripping the Browns for letting their players leave, even though 1. we all knew that was going to be their plan going in, and 2. history has shown first-day free agents are always overpaid.

Mr. Snrub, Thursday, 10 March 2016 20:27 (two years ago) Permalink

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CdR_EdqVIAA0-7j.jpg

mookieproof, Friday, 11 March 2016 16:39 (two years ago) Permalink

that's a spicy meatball sub

ulysses, Friday, 11 March 2016 16:43 (two years ago) Permalink

mark sanchez to the broncos!

mookieproof, Friday, 11 March 2016 18:29 (two years ago) Permalink

guess there's another superbowl in their future!

Mordy, Friday, 11 March 2016 18:31 (two years ago) Permalink

SANCHIZE IV: THE HORSENING?

if young slothrop don't trust ya i'm gon' rhyme ya (slothroprhymes), Friday, 11 March 2016 18:33 (two years ago) Permalink

er, III, rather

if young slothrop don't trust ya i'm gon' rhyme ya (slothroprhymes), Friday, 11 March 2016 18:33 (two years ago) Permalink

philly it getting a 2017 conditional pick. honestly turning sanchez into anything, even a late round pick, is a miracle

Mordy, Friday, 11 March 2016 18:34 (two years ago) Permalink

i guess the broncos figure that they won a superbowl with a backup and a coatrack, why not get both for the price of one?

ulysses, Friday, 11 March 2016 18:39 (two years ago) Permalink

its not prima facie absurd no, esp. if they retool as an almost entirely run-based team

if young slothrop don't trust ya i'm gon' rhyme ya (slothroprhymes), Friday, 11 March 2016 19:03 (two years ago) Permalink

this though, idek:

Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter
Major QB development: former Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is scheduled to visit the NY Jets later today, league source tells ESPN.

if young slothrop don't trust ya i'm gon' rhyme ya (slothroprhymes), Friday, 11 March 2016 19:04 (two years ago) Permalink

yes, the jets and the new york market is exactly the right environment for rg3 to turn his career back around

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 11 March 2016 19:08 (two years ago) Permalink

well if he's willing to sit for a year behind fitz (or more likely just wait for dude to break something) and keep a low profile it might work? Gino is toast out here.

ulysses, Friday, 11 March 2016 19:27 (two years ago) Permalink

reasonable plan if they pony up and pay fitz, but that's strangely up in the air rn. which is kinda baffling. like, dude, you worked really well in a system for the first time in a whiiiiiiiile, and...you wanna roll the dice on that happening again and keeping more than the bare-minimum-guaranteed part of the deal?

if young slothrop don't trust ya i'm gon' rhyme ya (slothroprhymes), Friday, 11 March 2016 19:30 (two years ago) Permalink

agreed; putting rg3 out there as a start-of-the-season starter under literally any circumstances is asking for trouble and any formulation that runs the risk of that happening is dumb

ulysses, Friday, 11 March 2016 19:33 (two years ago) Permalink

I'd think the Jets probably should sign Fitzpatric for good money for short years and draft a QB that could perhaps be ready to start in a year or two. It is the Jets, so whatever is the right decision, they will most likely do the opposite.

I'd think SF would be the place for RG3, considering they got one of the coaches that developed that style of offense he played at Baylor.

earlnash, Sunday, 13 March 2016 04:11 (two years ago) Permalink

Classic free agent Mexican Standoff going on as it looks like everyone is waiting for the first team to make it so on the mediocre QB line. I like the idea that Kap would go to the Broncos, but he want them to beat Cleveland's offer. Fitz is 33 and holding out for the only big payday of his career, as he figures he is better than a couple of these guys that got paid (and he might have a point). I figure once those two go then where RGIII goes will happen. Same thing happens with baseball and NBA free agents more often.

There needs to be a 'replacement level' like term for the top of the bottom of the barrel like there is 'elite' in the QB mouthpiece ranking system.

earlnash, Tuesday, 15 March 2016 02:23 (two years ago) Permalink

Adam SchefterVerified account
‏@AdamSchefter
Cards-Pats blockbuster from @diannaESPN and me: Cards trade G Jonathan Cooper + 2nd-rd pick to NE for DE Chandler Jones, per sources.

daaaaamn

Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 15 March 2016 18:52 (two years ago) Permalink

RIP Tray Walker

Mr. Snrub, Friday, 18 March 2016 22:45 (two years ago) Permalink

he didn't play with chip in 2014

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 30 August 2016 20:33 (two years ago) Permalink

and he had a good relationship with Harbaugh iirc

Spottie, Tuesday, 30 August 2016 20:34 (two years ago) Permalink

shit. I got my teams confused. Ignore that post. I forgot Harbaugh was still there in 2014. And Chip was still with the Eagles. I'm dumb.

frogbs, Tuesday, 30 August 2016 20:38 (two years ago) Permalink

either way someone will take a flyer on him

frogbs, Tuesday, 30 August 2016 20:38 (two years ago) Permalink

Minnesota may have a vacancy

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 30 August 2016 20:42 (two years ago) Permalink

more like deadknee bridgewater

ienjoyhotdogs, Tuesday, 30 August 2016 21:28 (two years ago) Permalink

do other teams have players threatening to kaep? there's a maybe-practice team player who has been saying he'll sit in the upcoming game and philly media has been reporting it as a breaking story.

Mordy, Tuesday, 30 August 2016 21:50 (two years ago) Permalink

Bridgewater's injury sounds pretty horrific.

earlnash, Wednesday, 31 August 2016 18:45 (two years ago) Permalink

Good stuff on #VeteransForKaepernick

Spottie, Wednesday, 31 August 2016 19:02 (two years ago) Permalink

So other than NE, who is going to be any good?

I can't really tell at this point.

earlnash, Thursday, 1 September 2016 04:59 (two years ago) Permalink

green bay probably most promising in the nfc. i think vikings still have a reasonable chance at a wildcard but that division won't put up any resistance otherwise. seattle will still be a force, they do appear to still be declining from their heights but still it is only one year they've had off from the superbowl. i guess carolina have concerns with their secondary now, no josh norman and no safeties. arizona are probably the closest to gb/sea if palmer stays alive.

afc looks generally the worse of the conferences at the top again. hard to know what to expect from denver. pittsburgh i guess? them and the bengals from the north, the ravens seem to have real problems still. maybe one of the teams in the south will be good???

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 1 September 2016 13:04 (two years ago) Permalink

Colts maybe? Second Pitt. Figure Hawks should be decent again.

Mordy, Thursday, 1 September 2016 13:17 (two years ago) Permalink

oh shiii

https://twitter.com/Phil_Lewis_/status/771356213992943616

mookieproof, Thursday, 1 September 2016 15:09 (two years ago) Permalink

welp

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 1 September 2016 15:27 (two years ago) Permalink

that's actually from several weeks ago. if he had done it after getting all that attention for the national anthem thing, i'd have rolled my eyes

have you ever even read The Drudge Report? Have you gone on Stormfron (k3vin k.), Thursday, 1 September 2016 18:33 (two years ago) Permalink

washington hatcats will be super good this year.

Mr. Snrub, Thursday, 1 September 2016 18:52 (two years ago) Permalink

that name still makes me happy

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 1 September 2016 19:27 (two years ago) Permalink

where to buy kaepernick's socks?

ælərdaɪs (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 1 September 2016 19:29 (two years ago) Permalink

After the head of a national police organization blasted Colin Kaepernick on Thursday for wearing socks with cartoon pigs in police hats, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback said he didn't want the apparel to distract from his protest of racial inequalities in America.

On Instagram, Kaepernick said he wore the socks in practice to make a statement -- but did so before he made a public stance by refusing to stand for the national anthem at preseason games.

According to USA Today, Kaepernick has reportedly worn the socks as early as Aug. 10, but he had not been asked about them. Images of the socks were posted on social media Wednesday night and quickly created a stir.

"It's just ridiculous that the same league that prohibits the Dallas [Cowboys] football club from honoring the slain officers in their community with their uniforms stands silent when Kaepernick is dishonoring police officers with what he's wearing on the field," Bill Johnson, executive director of the National Association of Police Organizations, said, according to USA TODAY Sports.

"I think the league is in a downward spiral regarding their obligations to the public under [commissioner] Roger Goodell, and this is just another example of that."

MAKE NFL GREAT AGAIN

nomar, Thursday, 1 September 2016 20:34 (two years ago) Permalink

i had an hour long argument with my conservative mother in law about this

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Friday, 2 September 2016 14:35 (two years ago) Permalink

Relatives that watch a lot of Fox News seem to really enjoy arguing. It's like a cult.

Shaun Hill has had one of the stranger yet very long careers in football. It's even different than someone like a career backup like Don Strock who pretty much always played for the same coach and whose career straddled between two Hall of Fame starting QBs.

http://www.nfl.com/player/shaunhill/2504833/profile

Basically the guy was a back up for 5(!) seasons and only threw 1 ball then was a backup in SF. I really only first remember seeing him play that year he played a bunch for the Lions, don't really remember him on the Niners but they are rarely on TV around here and were not very good at all those years.. Odd thing is that he has been kinda effective in some ways at least compared to other long lasting backup QBs. I mean 62% comp. percentage and his QB/Int ratio isn't horrible nor really is an 85.2 career QB rating. I guess the knock is that he took a bunch of sacks, but that is better than throwing an INT I suppose.

earlnash, Friday, 2 September 2016 22:37 (two years ago) Permalink

Bradford to the Vikings for a 1st and a 4th...yikes!

That's pretty much saying to me, they are not sure Bridgewater will come back and some stories said it might take two years for him to do so since the knee came apart.

Vikings are built to win now as the defense is there and AP isn't going to get younger, so I can kinda see the gamble.

It will be interesting to see how this one plays out.

earlnash, Saturday, 3 September 2016 15:08 (two years ago) Permalink

Eagles probably weren't going to be there this year anyway, those picks kind of make up some for the haul they gave away to get him from the Rams.

earlnash, Saturday, 3 September 2016 15:10 (two years ago) Permalink

my first two thoughts

a. oh no chase daniel starter

b. congratz mcleod bethel-thompson!!!

Mordy, Saturday, 3 September 2016 15:13 (two years ago) Permalink

wow what a mind meltingly stupid trade for minnesota. is bradford even an upgrade on shaun hill, especially minus an off season?

Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, 3 September 2016 15:15 (two years ago) Permalink

have iggles undone every kelly roster move now?

Mordy, Saturday, 3 September 2016 15:16 (two years ago) Permalink

except obv for not rehiring mccoy jackson + maclin :(

Mordy, Saturday, 3 September 2016 15:18 (two years ago) Permalink

Eagles might finish with worst record in the league, and... THE BROWNS HAVE THEIR PICK!!!!!

Mr. Snrub, Saturday, 3 September 2016 16:29 (two years ago) Permalink

Chase Daniel always looked ok as Alex Smith's backup.

Numerous caveats there obviously

I know hoes that know Ali Farka Toure (voodoo chili), Saturday, 3 September 2016 16:52 (two years ago) Permalink

Shaun Hill was generally okay for the Lions. Bradford ain't exactly an upgrade

frogbs, Saturday, 3 September 2016 17:54 (two years ago) Permalink

I think the reality is the young players the Viks drafted over the past couple years are going to be running into end of rookie contracts, so they are gambling on the now rather than wait till next year.

Is Bradford an upgrade...maybe, if he is healthy.

earlnash, Saturday, 3 September 2016 20:22 (two years ago) Permalink

it's such a bad situation for bradford to go into - starting for a 3rd team in 3 years and w/ zero time to practice + develop chemistry w/ the offense before being thrown out there. it's almost not his fault if he can't put it together but there's only so many chances the guy gets before he's written off imo. wouldn't be surprised for this to blow up big time on the vikings. meanwhile philly must just be writing off this year bc chase looks like a mess and after a few losses fans will be demanding wentz go in.

Mordy, Saturday, 3 September 2016 22:27 (two years ago) Permalink

i am torn between wanting to bitch about how i think this is the first season in a decade that I'm going to only casually watch and wanting someone to start a week one thread

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Saturday, 3 September 2016 22:58 (two years ago) Permalink

One thing I heard on the radio this morning driving was that part of the deal why Bradford was chosen was that he had already played in the style offense that Norv Turner runs both in St. Louis and with the Eagles this year.
The Vikings didn't throw the ball that much last year as, they were 32nd in passing attempts. Turner is going to run the same offense he did with the Cowboys over 20 years ago, give the ball to AP 25 times a game and run play action passing. I'd figure Bradford would be way better suited to running that offense than that Star Trek crap that Chip Kelly was trying to run last year.

They gave up a 1st and a 4th. I don't think it was quite the Herschel Walker deal. 1st round picks are a crap shoot even for good clubs. I give them some credit for making it happen "now" and not waiting. I think to some extent they over play how 'complex' all this stuff is to some extent. Sure working with people over time improves things, but their D is built to win now, so I give them some credit for trying to go for it.

Sounds like it would at best be early next season until Bridgewater would be ready anyway and some reports state he might be out two seasons as since his knee gave way, it's going to be a bit more dicey to heal.

Think about the Browns a couple years ago that had a good D, solid O-line and the worst QBs in football...only thing they got was fired. Same deal with Rex with the Jets and the Bills a few years ago. Free Agency means clubs turn over every 2-3 years.

10/23 with the Vikings in Philly is going to be interesting now.

Being a Bears fan and watching Urlacher and Briggs play with so much scrub QB play, it would have been nice if the McCaskey's would have made the deal to get a QB when those guys were in their prime. Criminy they rode sexy Rexy and Weirdbeird into a NFC title game and a Superbowl... By the time they finally made the deal for Cutler, everyone was either gone or old.

earlnash, Monday, 5 September 2016 17:52 (two years ago) Permalink

Niners PR team workin' OT the past couple weeks.

earlnash, Tuesday, 6 September 2016 17:07 (two years ago) Permalink

/years

Spottie, Tuesday, 6 September 2016 17:10 (two years ago) Permalink

STRAW POLL:
weekly threads
monthly threads
reg season thread

?

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 7 September 2016 15:24 (two years ago) Permalink

Weekly imo

Mordy, Wednesday, 7 September 2016 15:34 (two years ago) Permalink

weekly

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 7 September 2016 15:50 (two years ago) Permalink

I like the idea of one reg season rolling thread like hoops does tbh

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 7 September 2016 15:51 (two years ago) Permalink

can we all just watch baseball and basketball instead

have you ever even read The Drudge Report? Have you gone on Stormfron (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 7 September 2016 16:03 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah xp i like on reg season thread so i don't have to open and bookmark a new thread every week

Spottie, Wednesday, 7 September 2016 16:06 (two years ago) Permalink

my prob with season threads is they take forever to load if you find yourself find in the unfortunate position of wanting to look back through the thread

feel like we don't have enough volume to justify weekly threads anymore

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 7 September 2016 16:12 (two years ago) Permalink

weekly threads part of the beautiful tapestry of our shared tradition tho. it's tough.

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 7 September 2016 16:13 (two years ago) Permalink

weekly thread titles!

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 7 September 2016 16:30 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah i'm a big proponent of the lols offered by thread titles

if young slothrop don't trust ya i'm gon' rhyme ya (slothroprhymes), Wednesday, 7 September 2016 16:40 (two years ago) Permalink

*weekly thread titles

if young slothrop don't trust ya i'm gon' rhyme ya (slothroprhymes), Wednesday, 7 September 2016 16:41 (two years ago) Permalink

re: all iggles talk upthread didn't they announce wentz would start week 1?

if young slothrop don't trust ya i'm gon' rhyme ya (slothroprhymes), Wednesday, 7 September 2016 16:41 (two years ago) Permalink

yes

Mordy, Wednesday, 7 September 2016 17:20 (two years ago) Permalink


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