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

Postby Diamond Dog » 04 Apr 2018, 20:43

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Jumper K wrote:It looks like the Rams are all in this season. But this season only.


Just traded for Brandin Cooks yesterday. Seeing as Sammie Watkins is going away, that's a good pick up.



So that's Cooks, Peters, Talib & Suh as free agents?

If they gel... I took 10/1 on them yesterday for the Superbowl. They were very close last season but they've hugely improved with those players.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 20 Apr 2018, 17:51

Next season's schedules out yesterday. Niners and Raiders play each other mid-season in Santa Clara. I hope they have a portable ICU on hand.

Raiders play in England this year too.

I'd love to see Pete and Frank go dressed like guys in the Black Hole.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 24 Apr 2018, 17:29

All the reports coming out about draft is that the Browns are set to pick Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield as the first pick.

I think there are three superior QBs with more talent and upside - Darnold, Rosen and Josh Allen. And I think Lamar Jackson could be another Deshaun Watson or Mariota.

if they pick Mayfield, this will be the year after the Browns drafted DeShone Kizer.

I think Mayfield is better than Manziel was, but i don't see him turning into another Drew Brees. I think he's maxed out. Plus, he's kind of an idiot.

Mayfield had meeting with the Chargers and here's how it went. . .

Offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt and several Chargers staffers took Mayfield to lunch the day before his pro day last month. Before that, the team had given Mayfield several plays to study, something he had excelled at in other meetings with other teams. So how did the lunch meeting go?

"I didn't look at their playbook as much as a I should have," Mayfield admitted to SI.com's Robert Klemko recently. "It could have gone a little bit better ... but at the same time, I'm prioritizing which playbooks I'm going to learn. No offense to them, but I've got a lot on my plate."

Chargers general manager Tom Telesco was asked Monday about Mayfield's comments. His response to Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times was perfect.

"I'm probably not prepared to comment on that. My plate's pretty full. No offense, Dan."
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Postby Jumper K » 25 Apr 2018, 19:24

I’d find it astonishing they’d waste the first pick on Mayfield. Hang on, it’s the Browns. Barkley is a no brainer. They can still get a franchise QB picking 4th. I’d like Jackson to sit behind #17 for a season or two but don’t think he’s a first round pick tbh so I’d like Rudolph in the second round. We need LB or DL in the first. I don’t think the elite talent at LB will fall to us so Da’Ron Payne is my choice improving our already very good D.

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Postby sloopjohnc » 25 Apr 2018, 21:23

Jumper K wrote:I’d find it astonishing they’d waste the first pick on Mayfield. Hang on, it’s the Browns.


Don't forget, the Browns also have Tyrod Taylor from the Bills now too.
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Postby Diamond Dog » 26 Apr 2018, 18:05

Jacksonville Jaguars owner offers between £800-900 million for Wembley :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43906272

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Postby Jumper K » 26 Apr 2018, 20:24

Diamond Dog wrote:Jacksonville Jaguars owner offers between £800-900 million for Wembley :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43906272

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Postby sloopjohnc » 27 Apr 2018, 04:17

I got kinda misty seeing Ryan Shazier walk across the stage for the Steelers' 28th pick. That was the most devastating hit I've seen next to the Jack Tatum hit on Darryl Stingley, which I remembering seeing on TV.
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Postby never/ever » 27 Apr 2018, 05:32

That vision shocked me.
I remember watching the hit and thinking that it looked bad but he would be OK... to see him so wrecked was very hard to watch.
What a wake-up call for every player and especially Terrell Edmunds too... so easy to see your future in that moment.

Interesting draft... Mayfield being picked first doesn't surprise me, Cleveland will be happy to forego his bad behaviour as they shown in previous drafts... I can't believe though they passed on Chubb with their next pick! Will be fun to seem him in competition with Von Miller in Denver though...

And Flacco is done! Very glad the Ravens picked Jackson.
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Postby Jumper K » 27 Apr 2018, 12:05

Jumper K wrote:I’d find it astonishing they’d waste the first pick on Mayfield. Hang on, it’s the Browns. Barkley is a no brainer. They can still get a franchise QB picking 4th. I’d like Jackson to sit behind #17 for a season or two but don’t think he’s a first round pick tbh so I’d like Rudolph in the second round. We need LB or DL in the first. I don’t think the elite talent at LB will fall to us so Da’Ron Payne is my choice improving our already very good D.

What the fuck do I know. Happy with Derwin though, just need some beef in rounds 2 and 3. Playoff run looms for us :lol:

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Postby sloopjohnc » 27 Apr 2018, 17:06

never/ever wrote:Will be fun to seem him in competition with Von Miller in Denver though...


Offensive linemen are breaking out in a sweat right now thinking of Von Miller and Chubb on the opposing ends.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 27 Apr 2018, 17:10

Mayfield was the Browniest Browns pick at QB. Watching the draft, they said four QBs in first round was most ever, which kinda surprised me.

I remember the first draft I paid attention to was the 1971 draft. I was 9-10 and I'd been a huge Jim Plunkett fan at Stanford. It was Plunkett, Archie Manning and Dan Pastorini, who was also a local guy at Univ. of Santa Clara. That kinda set the gold standard.
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Postby never/ever » 27 Apr 2018, 21:46

The one QB seemingly overlooked is Mason Rudolph. That dude can throw. Hope het gets a good team and prove punters wrong.
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never/ever wrote:The one QB seemingly overlooked is Mason Rudolph. That dude can throw. Hope het gets a good team and prove punters wrong.


Well, that was one of the reasons the Mayfield pick was surprising. Big 12 QBs taken in draft have been notoriously lousy in recent years. Sam Bradford is the only one who's been halfway good.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 03 May 2018, 21:55

Sports Illustrated just announced that head football writer and creator of the Monday Morning QB subsite is leaving SI.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 05 Jun 2018, 21:19

Sad to hear of Dwight Clark's death yesterday. As I've mentioned before, I grew up in the city that was home to the Niners' headquarters.

We played on the practice field in the offseason, collected autographs in the parking lot, played pick up hoops against the team at Redwood Rec in the summer, I worked at a bar and grill that gave the team free burgers after a win, and worked at a local record store in college and met a lot of the players there too selling them CDs. Two good friends of mine were ballboys. Clark had a restaurant at Redwood City Harbor called Clark's By the Bay. The team was intertwined in the fabric of the city.

He provided the signature play ever for the team. He was 61. Way too soon.

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Postby Diamond Dog » 06 Jun 2018, 05:45

That is sad - in interviews he always came over as a level headed, self deprecating person.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 06 Jun 2018, 16:51

Diamond Dog wrote:That is sad - in interviews he always came over as a level headed, self deprecating person.


Who had Miss Universe as a girlfriend when he came to the Niners - Shawn Weatherly.
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Postby Diamond Dog » 28 Jul 2018, 11:20

I'm pretty sure you mjst have recommended this to me Sloop.... finished it yesterday :

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Took two days.

Absolutely captivating read about Belichick, and the guys from the Patriots back room staff who went 'out on their own' after working with him (Pioli, Dimitroff, McDaniels, Crennel, Weis etc).

If you're interested in the behind the scenes at an NFL team, this is wonderful. Gives a real insight into the different responsibilities of each role, how that varies from team to team, how they approach both free agency and (particularly) the draft (hence 'the war room') and the salary cap too.

It's really enlightening to see just how brilliant Belichick has been in evaluating draft choices so accurately, and getting value throughout. The accumulation of picks is incredible and how they are used to balance the salary cap is key (those lower picks filling roster spots instead of more expensive senior players etc). It's also interesting to read that he isn't faultless and sometimes gets it spectacularly wrong.... sometimes.

A really enjoyable book, that makes what could be a very dry subject really interesting and informative.
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NFL College Football 2012/2013/2014 beyond

Postby CherkasovAvto » 19 Aug 2018, 18:26

I wouldnt say its the best, but I like to watch it not as much as soccer. Its nice to support your favorite college and NFL team. I wasnt expecting Notre Dame is gonna lose straight 5-6 games this season. However, Colts are doing pretty good