NFL & College Football 2012/2013/2014 & beyond....

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Re: NFL & College Football 2012/2013/2014 & beyond....

Postby Jumper K » 17 Mar 2019, 14:21

Diamond Dog wrote:
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Diamond Dog wrote:As re NYG, maybe they are looking to use their 6th or 17th pick in the draft to find Eli's replacement? Lots of decent QB's available this year.

I disagree Pete. I think the QB class is moderate at best. I'm not convinced about Murray. Haskins has the tools but decision making is poor. Lock and Jones have the arm but deficiencies elsewhere, not least in being a leader. I'd like us to take Finlay and sit him behind 17 for a season or 2.
Having said that its a QB league and 6 will probably go in the first round :lol:



No you're right Frank - what I meant to say was 'highly touted' QB's available... they all have question marks. I'm pretty sure the Giants will look to get a replacement for Eli through the draft, rather than trade/free agency. Those routes for QB's at present are insanely expensive.

I see at least 4 QB's going in the first - but it may well get to 6. As you say, the passing game is everything (despite the Superbowl).

If I was the Giants I’d be going all in for Rosen. Sit him behind Eli for half a season, or even start him straight away. He sure as hell won’t be taking as much punishment as last year.

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Re: NFL & College Football 2012/2013/2014 & beyond....

Postby Diamond Dog » 17 Mar 2019, 15:14

That's a good idea, as the Cards look likely to draft Murray... what will they pay for Rosen though?
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Postby Diamond Dog » 18 Mar 2019, 17:33

Looks like Le'Veon Bell made the wrong move, in sitting out a year and then signing for The Jets. Yes, The Jets.

From Penn Live: https://www.pennlive.com/sports/2019/03 ... fered.html

According to multiple reports, Bell’s deal inked with the Jets is worth $52.5 million over four years and up to $61 million with incentives.

But it is all about the guaranteed money, which proved the major sticking point in Bell’s failed negotiations with the Steelers.

With the Jets, Bell gets $25 million in fully guaranteed money, which means he’ll be walking away with at least that much, even if the Jets cut him after the 2019 season, CBSsports.com writes, adding:

By contrast, the Steelers offer last July was for five years at $70 million. And $20.5 million was guaranteed up front in Year 1: a $10 million signing bonus, a $10 million roster bonus plus his base salary, CBS reports.

And that was for 2018, when Bell’s actual earnings were zero. That’s because he not only left the contract offer on the table, he also refused to play under the Steelers franchise tag for $14.5 million.

That’s money that can never be recouped.

Moreover, if Bell had signed the Steelers deal, which averaged $16.5 million a year, he was in line to pocket $33 million in those first two years.

Instead, Bell will put just $14.5 million in his pocket by playing for the Jets in 2019, according to CBSsports.com.

Little wonder Bell’s new rap album is titled, “Life’s a Gamble.”

Yes, Le’Veon, it is. And you lost.
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Re: NFL & College Football 2012/2013/2014 & beyond....

Postby Diamond Dog » 19 Mar 2019, 12:22

The Colts have an enormous amount of cap space - and a team that really showed massive potential as last season wore on....they've drafted superbly the past couple of years too.... I've had a moderate investment at 14/1 for next season.....
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Re: NFL & College Football 2012/2013/2014 & beyond....

Postby Diamond Dog » 12 Aug 2019, 20:36

I see Antonio Brown has completely gone off the stupidity charts in Oakland - having given himself frostbite in a cryogenic chamber in France by not wearing the correct footwear (seriously) he is now threatening to retire if he isn't allowed to continue to wear the helmet type he has for the past 9 years, because that style of helmet is actually now 11 years old and failed the NFL equipment safety checks (which they undertake on all equipment over ten years old). So he's refusing to wear any of the new style (and legal) helmets because he wants to carry on with his old (and unsafe) helmet type. The new helmets are approved by both the NFL and the players union (of which Brown is a member).... I kid you not..... He is threatening to retire and walk away from $30 million guaranteed money over the next two seasons over this :lol: :lol:
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