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    I wonder how many people got infuriated at "I may get frustrated at the Pats". Like it's so hard for you to be Pats fan.
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    There’s dumb, unbelievably dumb, and then there’s having 3 Browns receivers on your fantasy team dumb. You deserve to miss the playoffs and then some.
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    I'm glad none of you are the commissioner.
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    The Saints drafted Reggie Bush in 2006 and 11 years later they finally got that player they were expecting.
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    I no, rite? I had four 90+ rated QBs on my Madden Ultimate team!!1! Its liek, so eazy!!!!! We shood be Browns GM!!! Okay, off to eat my Fruity Pebbls!! gnite!!!!
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    I hope he doesn't appeal. Just take the one game and be glad it wasn't more.
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    ITT: People don't understand probability or confirmation bias.
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    Hey guys! Just want to say what a really nice team you have. Your D is beautiful. Really like everything about your team to be honest. Man you O-line was blocking for days and I just wasn't sure why we didn't rush Beasley more. I do know he had that hamstring pull, but still ... Anyway you guys are going to do very well in playoffs. Good luck!
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    The problem is that so many poor decisions were made by the NFL executive office at the same time that it’s impossible to determine which horrible decision made the most difference. I’m guessing that it’s the cumulative effect of everything.
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    You know how you hear about disfunctional teams where the coaching staff has no idea what the Front Office is doing? Well here we are.
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    Josh Gordon could get this done.
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    would that mean... some Teddy Time? disclaimer: the above comment referencing Teddy Bridgewater potentially playing is by no means casting any negative view on the abilities of Case Keenum, nor implying any expectation, or hope, of diminishing performance on Mr Keenum's part. it simply asks the scenario be examined in the hypothetical whether should a large scoring lead is established might it be beneficial to procure Mr Bridgewater actual, but limited, game situation playing time. no opinion is stated herein, either in support or against, nor should one be assumed.
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    NFL fans 10 years from now - "Man, I really miss Roger Goodell."
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    Apparently eating is a character concern. If that's the case i committed a few felonies last Thursday
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    Great to see Alshon Jeffrey finally get the long term deal he has wanted for a while. Seems like a really good person and he's an awesome player.
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    For the Browns, it's the Browns vs. Complete Ineptitude. Ineptitude has won an unprecedented amount of times since 1999.
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    If Eli Manning is a HOF-level Quarterback, I don't know what we're even doing anymore.
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    Hey guys, interesting discussion. I'll add my thoughts. Heading into the bye week, I thought Keenum was basically Better Ponder -- same jersey #7, similar size and (marginal) arm strength, similar style as a try-hard energetic guy who runs around in the pocket, scrambles, makes plays off the bootleg, and needs his WRs to help him out downfield. Keenum had some nice production in the Bucs game, but his numbers were being elevated by his WRs making some circus catches and the OL pass blocking better than it has since 2009. At the bye, Keenum had thrown an INT in 3 straight games, had only 4 passing TDs in his last 4.5 games, and was leaving plays on the field. They'd won 4 straight, but they struggled to put away the Packers at home despite Hundley throwing multiple picks, only salted away the Ravens at home thanks to Murray's big TD run despite Flacco and co being held to barely 100 yards offense until garbage time, and they trailed the winless Browns on a neutral field well into the 2nd half. I wasn't looking forward to the 5 games coming out of the bye, figured they could be heading from 6-2 to 8-5 or 7-6. But since the bye week, Keenum's been amazing. Yes, the INTs in Washington were stupid, especially the first one. The big TD to Thielen in the Rams game was all YAC against a backup CB who should've done better to make the tackle. He nearly fumbled twice in Detroit. But in general, Keenum's been somewhere between very good to great for 3 straight weeks. The first half in Washington was fantastic, and he was the best player on the team vs the Lions. This improvement has happened at the same time as his supporting cast's performance has fallen off considerably. Keenum's been seeing a lot of pressure -- last 3 weeks, his pressure percentage (pressures/dropback) is 3rd in the league, basically the same as Dak Prescott's. The receivers are still playing well, though Thielen does have a few drops of catchable but difficult throws, and Diggs isn't getting open as much as he did earlier in the year (thanks in part to uncalled DPI). The run game has been struggling to stay ahead of the chains (too much negative yardage on 1st down, some big gains but no consistent success rate). The kicker has been a tire fire, and they're getting very little help in terms of field position or scoring from special teams. The defense meanwhile has allowed 30 & 23 points in the the last 2 road games (not entirely their fault, but not exactly elite performance either) -- more than you can expect to give up and win on the road. Despite all that, Keenum is on an incredible hot streak. He's up to 2nd in the league in Total QBR (which doesn't account for style points like ball placement, or for un/lucky bounces, but does include Air Yards vs YAC, field position, sustaining drives, scoring, and the QB's rushing and fumbles), behind only Deshaun Watson, who'll fall off the leaderboard soon for lack of attempts. Keenum has THREE OF THE TOP SIX GAMES this year by QBR (and Bradford has another game tied for 9th, so the Vikings have 4 of the top 10). His PFF grade is up to 13th in the league, he has one of the best DVOA / DYAR numbers this year (including the highest QB DYAR of the week for the Rams game) and he's won a player of the week award. I give him full credit. I didn't think he could play this well, or improve this much. His passer rating, before and after the bye, went from 79 to 114. That's roughly equivalent to 2012 Ponder turning into 2016 Matt Ryan. Ponder's Total QBR and DVOA from 2011-12 were actually better than Keenum's up until 2016 -- Keenum had the WORST QBR IN THE LEAGUE LAST YEAR, worse than a bunch of other failed starters-turned-backups, like Gabbert and Osweiler. His hot streak has basically been like having one of those guys turn into Ryan or Rodgers or Brees for 3 weeks -- it's incredible. ... Incredible though Keenum's performance has been, I do think it's just a hot streak. I don't know of any other precedents for a QB suddenly going from failed starter / solid backup to All Pro/MVP candidate, especially after several years in the league at the age of 29. As recently as October 2017, Keenum wasn't that good. I was at the Ravens game and the offense was 2012-Ponder-esque: similar numbers in rushing yards as passing yards, similar YPA as YPC, 0 TD / 1 INT, a lot of simple completions, nothing much happening downfield. Keenum missed a couple of open receivers and threw the ball into harms way a couple of times. It was a good win but nothing impressive. Going into the bye, I think the argument that this was somehow Keenum's team, or that he was a "hot hand" was wrong. They'd won a few winnable games in a row, but he wasn't playing that well. There wasn't any reason to expect him to win harder games in November and December, let alone the playoffs. At that point, he hadn't done anything better than Bridgewater did in late 2014 and 2015. There was no reason in my mind not to go back to Teddy soon after the bye. I was hoping the offense would elevate its production with that change. Instead, Keenum got the start in Washington and lit up a good defense on the road. And his improved play has continued. Any increase in production I was hoping to see from the QB position this month has already happened, and more so -- Keenum is playing as well as any QB in the league. Right now, there's no way they can go back to Bridgewater until or unless Keenum falters (not just one bad throw / decision, but a bad half or game). ... Again, I do think it's just a hot streak, and Keenum will eventually look more like the 2015/16 version of himself, or even the version of himself from October this year. If healthy, which he seems to be, I think Teddy is a better QB than Keenum had ever been until recently. Keenum's more aggressive, but I don't think that's a big plus in the Vikings system as long as Zimmer's the HC and the defense is playing well. Keenum might be better at avoiding sacks, but his sack percentage (of dropbacks) has never been great before this year, and was fairly similar to other QBs on the teams he played for. He's probably better at going downfield off play action, but I think Teddy's supposed struggles in that area are overrated. Teddy's considerably more accurate. I think he's better at going through progressions and finding secondary targets instead of either forcing the ball into coverage or turning the play into a scramble drill. He does a better job of taking care of the ball, including being aware of the game situation. Overall, I think he's a better leader for a team that's likely going to have to win a game against an opportunistic, attacking defense like the Saints or Eagles in order to make that deep playoff run. I'm worried that anything less than Favre-when-his-Dad-died levels of good fortune for Keenum against teams like that would turn out badly. If the Vikings are going to sign one of the two to a long term deal (I think any contract Teddy gets will probably be a year-by-year voidable thing like Kaepernick's extension), I'd rather have Teddy. If Cousins hasn't been able to get a huge extension in Washington, I can't believe Spielman will open up the vault for Keenum based on this hot streak, unless he does the truly improbable and goes all the way to win the big home game in February. I think there would be Flacco levels of regret from a long-term Keenum contract extension, but I won't care too much if they finally win a ring. ... For now, I think it's an easy choice to continue with Keenum as the starter. You see a similar thing in hockey, when a hot backup goalie posts a couple of shutouts and goes on a win streak. As long as he's hot, he gets the majority of the starts. And that can go on for weeks or even months. But if and when the bubble pops, the coach and team know who their real starter is, and there's no controversy when they go back to the original #1. I still think Bridgewater is Zimmer's quarterback. He said that on the day of the injury, and I don't imagine he's changed his mind now that Teddy seems to have recovered as well from that injury as anyone could have hoped. As recently as the bye week, Zimmer was talking about when Teddy would be starting again, not if. For the moment, Case Keenum is the hottest thing in football. And he's our starting QB for as long as he can keep it up. It's been a great run, I hope it never ends. If and when it does, Teddy Bridgewater will be back as the starting QB.
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    Honestly I like the elaborate celebrations. I think the product is better if the players are allowed to actually enjoy themselves out there.
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    Trevor Siemian, Brock Osweiler, and now Paxton Lynch are playing QB. One should be playing chess the other two should be playing volleyball somewhere.
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    Recently found out that I have been accepted into the Emergency Medicine Residency at San Antonio Military Medical Center. Today is a good day!
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    This is 5 years longer than it should be.
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    The irony. If there was ever a poster I'd guess was a 12 year old...
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    Their fan is going to be so thrilled!
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    Props to Hue. 1-27 and you win a power struggle?? Well played sir. First win of the year was a big one for ole Huey.
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    I coach youth football and we'll stop practice and go over the reason why you never ever put your head down whether you are blocking, tackling, or running the ball every time we see it happen. Every time. There is no excuse for an NFL athlete to not have their head up.
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    Matts is used to thinking a 4 is really a 9 in Texas
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    The TL;DR answer to both of these is Dan Snyder and Bruce Allen The long answer: back in 2011-2012 off-season, Dan Snyder was tired of Mike Shanahan's crap regarding Rex Grossman and John Beck. It's still unclear who was responsible for the Donovan McNabb fiasco, but Shanny definitely held the bag for the next iteration of terrible QBs. So Snyder/Allen basically laid it out: Either Shanny takes Griffin with the number 2 pick, or he was fired. Shanahan didn't really want to, but he also didn't want to lose his job, so the deal was made, and Griffin was drafted. Then came the fourth round and a guy named Kirk Cousins was selected by the Redskins. Shanahan played it off like he needed a backup, particularly for a mobile QB. And for at time, it was believable. Griffin excelled in the offense the Shanahans built for him. The Redskins went to the playoffs. The Nationals won 98 games. The Caps started to dominant. The DC sports curse was broken. Before going on, you need to understand the relationship that Griffin and Snyder had. It was special. It was unique. Griffin was not treated like other players. Griffin was the blessed child. And SSnyder loved every minute of it. He'd been waiting for 15+ years for this moment. He had a young, hip, black franchise QB. And, yes, skin color was important here. Snyder had been besieged by his money grubbing tactics in the press, and the Redskins name controversy was not going away. Griffin being the franchise QB gave Snyder everything he needed to counter the social pressure around him. And he treated that guy like his own kid. And then Griffin was injured in the Seattle game. The curse remained alive. The fan base was stunned. Griffin was shook. But he rehabbed his *** off to get back. And then the nonsense started. He wanted the playbook changed. He didn't want to run as much option. He wanted to become a real pocket passer. The problem was, he'd never done it before. It became very obvious he couldn't do it. He didn't make basic reads. He couldn't make basic passes. Griffin could not operate as an NFL QB. But Snyder didn't care because that was HIS guy. Shanahan finally benched him at the end of the 2013 and Snyder fired Shanahan. Jay Gruden was hired for the 2014 season. He was brought in to coach up Griffin. The guy who turned Andy Dalton into a pro-bowler. This was going to be the guy. Except ... Griffin still sucked. He got hurt in Week 2 and when he came back, he showed no progression until the last couple of games. Dan Snyder and Bruce Allen elected to pick up his option (15 million). Now, during this saga, Cousins got chances and was up and down. Sometimes he flashed. Sometimes he struggled. There were questions about his attitude and demeanor. He allegedly asked for a trade. During the 2015 preseason, Griffin got hurt. Cousins lept at the opportunity. He shined. He flat out won the job. Particularly down the stretch, Cousins was elite, taking the Redskins to the playoffs. Prior to the season, the Redskins did something that truly hadn't done since Snyder was the owner: Get a general manager. At least from the outside, Scot McCloughan was totally in control of football operations. Bruce Allen was there to kiss babies, set up the homecoming game, and get Snyder a new stadium deal. We know now this wasn't the case, as McCloughan was nothing more than a glorified scout. During the 2015 season, McClough recognized that Cousins had the chops to be a very good NFL QB and started negotiating with his agent. Prior to the 2015 season ending, Cousins and his agent agreed to a deal that was essentially a 3 year, 19 million per year deal. McCloughan was stoked and took it to ownership, as, for obvious reasons, ownership has to sign off on that kind of deal Dan Snyder and Bruce Allen said no. You see, Cousins is the reminder of everything they screwed up and they didn't want to admit it. They felt Cousins was a flash in the pants and that he couldn't duplicate it. However both Gruden and McCloughan made it clear the team would face a lost season if Cousins was allowed to walk. Facing a dramatic drop in ticket sales to accompany the never ending PR nightmare that was the Redskins' front office, Snyder/Allen chose to franchise him. They bet he couldn't sustain his end of 2015 performance. Once again, they were wrong. Cousins lit it up. Dude put up elite numbers. Meanwhile, two major things happened during the 2016-2017 offseason. The QB market continued to explode, with guys like Mike Glennon getting a huge deal, and Derek Carr getting a monster one. It was obvious that the original 19 million a year deal simply wasn't going to cut it. It was also obvious that Cousins was more than satisfied with being franchised again. Given the amount of money they guaranteed him, I don't blame him. But Cousins says all the right things, became a leader on the field, and learned to deliver in the clutch. The second issue was the massive dysfunction that had come to a head at Redskins park. Allen had basically forced McCloughan out, with tales of heavy drinking being circulated throughout the media. McCoughlan wasn't at the combine and in March, was let go. Bruce Allen held press conferences and radio interviews with Tennessee sports talk radio, alleging problems with McCloughan. The Redskins again elected to franchise Cousins, in the hope of working out a long term deal. Which did not happen, and in July of 2017, Bruce Allen held a press conference at Redskins Park where he informed everyone that "K-U-R-T Cousins" turned down $53 million guaranteed. Yes, Kurt. The president of the team mispronounced the first name of the franchise quarterback. Six freaking times. He chose his words carefully, saying that the contract would guarantee $53 million and make him the second highest paid per year over the contract. What he failed to mention was they were already in for 24 million, so the guarantee was only about 20 million more and the deal was fairly backloaded. Cousins' agent did not counter offer. So Cousins is playing another year on the franchise tag, and despite losing his two 1000 yard receivers, he's second in passing yards. For his entire time in DC, Cousins has been brushed off and cast aside by ownership, who either didn't want him or refused to believe in him. He's been through two coaches and now three OCs. He watched as the GM who most believed in him was slandered in the press and embarrassingly drummed out of his job. He's watched the front office be one of the most inept and disingenuous in all of sports. And now that same ownership is expecting to get some sort of home town discount. So yeah, that's why there isn't a deal despite three years. Because ownership didn't want to until it was too late.
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    Tennessee hiring Dave Doeren would be the perfect way to end this thing, with a coach who is arguably worse than Schiano.
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    Since no one else signed up for it, I'm stepping up, especially after @Thomas5737 hijacked my thread last week. Well played. When: Sunday 11/26 at 1:00 PM Where: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati Channel: CBS, although last week they decided to play the Ravens game over the Browns because CBS didn't even want to show it here in Southwest Ohio, even though the Bengals played at 4:15. Now, down to business. YOUR 0-10 Cleveland Browns take on the 4-6 Bengals, but really, it's a victory for the should be Columbus Carp Key things to look for: Will Hue Jackson take Njoku AND Duke Johnson out of the game simultaneously if we actually manage to get into the Red Zone? Will Kizer continue his reign of terror, only to be defended by @brownie man before, during, and after the game? Will Duke Johnson break off a 7 yard run only to get the ball 1 more time all game? Will the 49ers please win at least 1 more game so that we can actually feel comfortable saying we'll have the 1st pick of the draft? Will Kizer go an entire game without turning the ball over? Key matchups: Dee Haslem vs. Jimmy Hue Jackson vs. Himself DeShone Kizer vs. 53% passing Spencer Drango vs. coordination Isaiah Crowell's vision vs. open running lanes Our wide receivers vs. their own hands and inability to separate from stationary defenders Discuss
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    Talib should have gotten suspended for the season. I mean, he went out intending to start a fight. Guys can get heated which is a part of the game. But there's a big difference in tempers flaring and scuffling and a guy walking onto the field with the goal of starting a fight.
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    The man is a true american treasure.
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    Hopefully as their starting QB.
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    You have to maintain control of the ball if you take it to ground. Just like anywhere else on the field. No TD. Awful rule, good call.
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    Don't do it!!!!!!! When 2 people truly love each other, these occasional problems can be worked out: Don't focus on whatever it is between the two of you right now; think of the good times!
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    Did you really need to quote the entire list to make that statement?
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    BS. Tennessee fans are using it as an excuse. They're throwing a temper tantrum because they didn't get Gruden or any of the delusions of grandeur coaches they thought they deserved.
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    I'm beginning to think Ted Thompson sucks at his job.
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    Wow! (First post on these boards, nice to meet you guys)
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