Jump to content

Leaderboard

  1. Bednarik60

    Bednarik60

    Veteran Members


    • Likes

      167

    • Content count

      38,843


  2. iPwn

    iPwn

    Global Moderators


    • Likes

      143

    • Content count

      57,556


  3. texans_uk

    texans_uk

    Veteran Members


    • Likes

      117

    • Content count

      34,684


  4. Phire

    Phire

    Moderators


    • Likes

      103

    • Content count

      62,235



Popular Content

Showing most liked content since 07/19/2017 in all areas

  1. 9 likes
  2. 7 likes
    I think it still really just comes down to the fact that type of limited read option/running QB isn't well-suited to a backup role. Combined with the unnecessary media spotlight it brings to a position where you really don't want or need the headache. Essentially the same reason Tebow could never really catch on once he clearly flunked out as a starter. If you're a team looking for a backup, most want a few things first and foremost: 1)A "safe" game manager who can go in if needed and play a low-risk game, leaning on the strength of the rest of the team. If a guy is good enough to actually drive a team, he'd be starting somewhere and doing it well. If a guy isn't good enough to do that, you don't really want them driving your team into the ditch...just put it on cruise control. 2)A guy who is going to be able to run your offense (albeit at a lesser level); not requiring a custom-tailored system where you're re-writing swaths of the playbook, flipping around the execution details, and forcing the rest of the team to adapt to what the backup QB needs to perform adequately. 3)A reliable player who plays a style that isn't going to put them at undo risk of potential injury. You DO NOT want to have to suddenly jump to your 3rd string QB. The prospect of having to carry a 3rd QB as insurance in case your backup gets himself injured while running around with the football is not attractive in the slightest. 4)A good clipboard holder. And i mean that in the sense that teams want a guy who is going to have a firm grasp on the playbook, concepts, be able to break down what's going on and explain things, point things out, be an extra set of eyes and an extra voice on the sidelines when needed. Low maintenance and a quick study. Not someone who is going to need their hand held on the sideline. More important things to do, and much better to have a guy who can actually do some hand-holding themselves for other players. 5)Someone who isn't going to rock the boat. In any way. You don't want fans chanting for the backup to come in. You don't want giant media scrums poking at what your backup QB is up to every day and why they're not starting. You don't want any drama. Low maintenance and low key is what you want from a position you hope never sees the field. Guys like Kaepernick are really none of those things. If you're desperate and need a stopgap starter, maybe they're a marginally better option. But at that point, odds are your season is a writeoff anyway. At which point...best case, you eek out an extra win...maybe even two. But you're still having a garbage throwaway season. What are you really accomplishing there other than potentially worsening your draft pick? Is that marginal upgrade worth it? Worth the various headaches?
  3. 6 likes
    Just awful. I love Lamp.
  4. 6 likes
    Operating System use on FF 10 years ago (7/28/2007) Windows (93.09%) Macintosh (5.63%) Today (7/28/2017) Windows (42.93%) iOS (29.61%) Android (14.51%) Macintosh (11.25%)
  5. 5 likes
    After a lengthy discussion in WAYTA I've decided this thread needs to happen, these women need proper appreciation. (I'm not going to cheat with any pre-40 photos) Jennifer Aniston, 48
  6. 5 likes
    I wish he would have done better. It would have compelled more teams to try to take a kicker higher. Wouldn't be surprised to see him have a good career still. Maybe even a great one. 71% really isn't horrible for a rookie kicker. Gostkowski had 77% his rookie year. So did Vinatieri. Vinatieri had a year where he had 73.5% made and 97% on extra points when extra points were a chip shot. Mason Crosby had a year where he was 63% on field goals. Sebastian Janikowski was picked in the first round, 17th overall, and he was 68% on field goals his rookie year. I think it was a really stupid mistake for the Buccaneers to waive Aguayo. What was an even bigger mistake was constantly saying that there was an open competition for the kicking position. There really isn't much physical disparity between most NFL kickers. It's mostly mental. There's enough pressure with being a second round pick, just as there was pressure for Janikowski to be a 17th overall pick. The Buccaneers compounded that pressure by constantly saying there was an open competition instead of putting the requisite faith in Aguayo and letting him overcome his own mental hurdles. They spent a second round pick on him, so they must have been confident in his ability, and yet they weren't confident enough to put all their faith in him and let him get over his bad year. As I've already shown, his rookie year wasn't even a historically awful year when compared to some of the very very best in the league and their rookie years. Just to put a final stamp on my argument, Good Kicker careers with bad/worse starts: Graham - 75% first year, 72% second year Bryant - 81, 78, 75% first three years Gould - 77% first year Gostkowski - 77% first year Hauschka - 50%, 69% first two years Dawson - 66% first year, 96% EP with chip shots Vinatieri - 77% first year, 93% chip shot EP Suisham - 75% first year Barth 74% second year Josh Brown - 73% first year Matt Stover -73, 72, 73% first three years Matt Prater - 25%, 25%, 74% first three years John Carney - 40% first year John Kasay - 63% second year Janikowski - 68% first year Morten Anderson - 40, 75, 74% first three years The Buccaneers made a bad choice taking a kicker in the second year. They made a worse choice applying extra pressure on Aguayo to start off well. They made their worst mistake when they gave up on him too soon.
  7. 5 likes
    Which is why this is called the "overreaction thread"
  8. 5 likes
  9. 5 likes
    Name: KlompAge: 30Family: Youngest of 5 kids; 3 nephews and 3 niecesState you were born in/state you live in now: Born in ND and lived there until I was there. Other than FR year of college at NDSU, rest of life has been split between SW and NW MinnesotaOccupation or area of study: Sports journalismInterests besides football: Basketball is actually my first love....Favorite current Vike player: Linval JosephFavorite all-time Vike: Cris CarterHow many Viking games have you attended: 1 preseason gameWhat one current player from any team would you like on the Vikings right now: Aaron RodgersWhat one player from all time from any team would you like on the team right now: Paul Krause
  10. 5 likes
    Name: Bill Age: 56Family: I have been married to a wonderful Cleveland Browns fan for 34 years!! A wonderful 25 year old son.State you were born in/state you live in now: Virginia/VirginiaOccupation or area of study: I am a healthcare chaplain and chaplain educatorInterests besides football: Studying Bowen Family Systems Theory, travelling, staying in touch with as many family members as I can, Chicago CubsFavorite current Vike player: DiggsFavorite all-time Vike: Alan Page. He was, in my opinion the best defensive tackle to ever play. More importantly, his work after football makes him even more admirable.How many Viking games have you attended: One. New Years Eve in Washington DC years ago. It was the last Redskins game at RFK stadium.What one current player from any team would you like on the Vikings right now: Joe ThomasWhat one player from all time from any team would you like on the team right now: John Unitas. He'd still be a great quarterback in this era.
  11. 5 likes
    On Saturday, October 21st (time TBD) a rivalry that has become a yearly CFB institution will be renewed. @ Will Texas Tech score more than 10 points? Will Iowa State do better than last year's 66-10 nailbiter? During what quarter will DCR begin sobbing uncontrollably? Will it be FF's CFB Meme of the Week? All of those questions will be answered (no, yes, 1st, yes tbh) in what can only be described as the game that best embodies apex of college football.
  12. 5 likes
    Assuming this is a typo, it's the greatest typo.
  13. 5 likes
    Tbh one feature I miss is the list of users browsing each forum, not sure if that is available in the upgraded software.
  14. 5 likes
    The new like button was a heart, but I turned it into a football. I thought you guys would 'like' that better.
  15. 4 likes
    ROUND ONE 1. New York Jets: Mason Rudolph QB, Oklahoma State 2. San Francisco 49ers: Josh Allen QB, Wyoming 3. Chicago Bears: Connor Williams OT, Texas 4. Miami Dolphins: Derwin James S, Florida State 5. Los Angeles Rams: Tarvarus McFadden CB, Florida State 6. Jacksonville Jaguars: Lamar Jackson QB, Louisville 7. Cleveland Browns: Saquon Barkley RB, Penn State 8. Washington Redskins: Josh Rosen QB, UCLA 9. Los Angeles Chargers: Harold Landry DE/OLB, Boston College 10. New Orleans Saints: Arden Key DE/OLB, LSU 11. Indianapolis Colts: Derrius Guice RB, LSU 12. Cleveland Browns (via HOU): Minkah Fitzpatrick DB, Alabama 13. Denver Broncos: Christian Wilkins DT, Clemson 14. New York Giants: Tyquan Lewis DE, Ohio State 15. Cincinnati Bengals: Mike McGlinchey OT, Notre Dame 16. Philadelphia Eagles: Royce Freeman RB, Oregon 17. Minnesota Vikings: Jerome Baker OLB, Ohio State 18. Buffalo Bills: Luke Falk QB, Washington State 19. Seattle Seahawks: Derrick Nnadi DT, Florida State 20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jaire Alexander CB, Louisville 21. Pittsburgh Steelers: Micah Kiser ILB, Virginia 22. Carolina Panthers: Ronnie Harrison S, Alabama 23. Detroit Lions: Vita Vea DT, Washington 24. Baltimore Ravens: James Washington WR, Oklahoma State 25. Buffalo Bills (via KC): Courtland Sutton WR, SMU 26. Atlanta Falcons: Armani Watts S, Texas A&M 27. Tennessee Titans: Josh Sweat DE/OLB, Florida State 28. Arizona Cardinals: Adonis Alexander CB, Virginia Tech 29. Green Bay Packers: Iman Marshall CB, USC 30. New England Patriots: Quenton Nelson OG, Notre Dame 31. Oakland Raiders: Cameron Smith ILB, USC 32. Dallas Cowboys: Duke Ejiofor DE, Wake Forest ROUND TWO 33. New York Jets: Kevin Toliver CB, LSU 34. San Francisco 49ers: Mitch Hyatt OT, Clemson 35. Chicago Bears: Deon Cain WR, Clemson 36. Miami Dolphins: Malik Jefferson OLB, Texas 37. Jacksonville Jaguars: Orlando Brown OT, Oklahoma 38. Cleveland Browns: Calvin Ridley WR, Alabama 39. Buffalo Bills (via LA Rams): Carlton Davis CB, Auburn 40. Washington Redskins: Da’Shawn Hand DE/DT, Alabama 41. San Francisco 49ers (via NO): Marquis Haynes DE/OLB, Ole Miss 42. Indianapolis Colts: Clelin Ferrell DE/OLB, Clemson 43. Cleveland Browns (via HOU): Martinas Rankin OT, Mississippi State 44. Denver Broncos: Marcus Allen S, Penn State 45. Los Angeles Chargers: Matthew Thomas ILB, Florida State 46. Cincinnati Bengals: Mason Cole C, Michigan 47. New York Giants: Tyrone Crowder OG, Clemson 48. Minnesota Vikings: Maurice Hurst DT, Michigan 49. Buffalo Bills: Jordan Whitehead S, Pittsburgh 50. Cleveland Browns (via PHI): Jordan Thomas CB, Oklahoma 51. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Bradley Chubb DE, N.C. State 52. Seattle Seahawks: Porter Gustin OLB, USC 53. Pittsburgh Steelers: Lowell Lotulelei DT, Utah 54. Carolina Panthers: Andrew Brown DE, Virginia 55. Detroit Lions: Van Smith S, Clemson 56. Baltimore Ravens: Martez Ivey OT, Florida 57. Kansas City Chiefs: Da’Ron Payne DT, Alabama 58. Atlanta Falcons: Trenton Thompson DT, Georgia 59. Tennessee Titans: Billy Price OG, Ohio State 60. Arizona Cardinals: Chase Litton QB, Marshall 61. Green Bay Packers: Dorance Armstrong, Jr. DE/OLB, Kansas 62. New England Patriots: Jamar Summers DB, Connecticut 63. Oakland Raiders: Trey Adams OT, Washington 64. Dallas Cowboys: Tremaine Edmunds OLB, Virginia Tech ROUND THREE 65. New York Jets: Jamarco Jones OT, Ohio State 66. San Francisco 49ers: Tony Brown CB, Alabama 67. San Francisco 49ers (via CHI): Maea Teuhema OG, LSU 68. Miami Dolphins: Marcell Frazier DE, Missouri 69. Cleveland Browns: Rashaan Evans ILB, Alabama 70. Los Angeles Rams: Casey Tucker OT, Stanford 71. Jacksonville Jaguars: Troy Fumagalli TE, Wisconsin 72. Washington Redskins: Scott Quessenberry OG, UCLA 73. Indianapolis Colts: Jack Cichy ILB, Wisconsin 74. Houston Texans: Tyrell Crosby OT, Oregon 75. Denver Broncos: Austin Bryant DE, Clemson 76. Los Angeles Chargers: Geron Christian OT, Louisville 77. New Orleans Saints: Anthony Averett CB, Alabama 78. New York Giants: Quin Blanding S, Virginia 79. Cincinnati Bengals: Josey Jewell ILB, Iowa 80. Buffalo Bills: Davin Bellamy OLB, Georgia 81. Buffalo Bills (via PHI): Dre’Mont Jones DT, Ohio State 82. Minnesota Vikings: Will Clapp OG, LSU 83. Seattle Seahawks: Donovan Wilson CB, Texas A&M 84. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Godwin Igwebuike S, Northwestern 85. Pittsburgh Steelers: Simmie Cobbs, Jr. WR, Indiana 86. Carolina Panthers: Frank Ragnow C, Arkansas 87. Detroit Lions: Brandon Facyson CB, Virginia Tech 88. Baltimore Ravens: Nick Chubb RB, Georgia 89. Kansas City Chiefs: Jamarcus King CB, South Carolina 90. Atlanta Falcons: Braden Smith OG, Auburn 91. Tennessee Titans: Azeem Victor ILB, Washington 92. Arizona Cardinals: Antonio Callaway WR, Florida 93. Green Bay Packers: Steven Richardson DE/DT, Minnesota 94. New England Patriots: Cam Serigne TE, Wake Forest 95. Oakland Raiders: Kendrick Norton DT, Miami 96. Dallas Cowboys: Larry Allen, Jr. OG, Harvard
  16. 4 likes
  17. 4 likes
  18. 4 likes
    Hey, Couldn't see a introduction thread so thought I would create one to introduce myself. I'll start off by saying that although the Colts were the first team I followed, I do now follow two NFL teams. The Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Broncos. This is all due to one man, the sheriff himself. I first got into the NFL back in 2000. Being from the UK there was no obvious team to follow, so I did what most people do to find a team and watched a few games to see if any players or any teams stood out. That's when I discovered Peyton Manning. He was and is the greatest player I've seen play. That's just my opinion. I know other QB's have had more success and better playoff success but to me he was the greatest. Hence I became a Colts fan. Now of course in his mind he probably thought he'd spend his whole career at Indy and be a one team man. Of course we all know that didn't happen and he moved on to Denver. It turned out to be a great move for him but of course it was also a sad day in Indy. When he moved to Denver I was split as my favourite player had left the team I had supported for 12 years. I couldn't bring myself to choose so decided to support both the Colts and the Broncos and still do to this day. I have had the pleasure of visiting both Lucas Oil and Mile High Stadiums on trips to America and had the opportunity to meet many great Indy/Denver fans and hope to do the same here. Just thought I should explain why I follow two teams and hope that this will not cause any issues. As far as I am aware there is no deep seated rivalry between the two teams and hope we can have a good time discussing football and watching the Colts achieve success once again. (P.S. I do know they play each other on TNF Week 15. It's the only game I remain neutral)
  19. 4 likes
  20. 4 likes
  21. 4 likes
  22. 4 likes
    Offer to send a P-P-P-Powerbook.
  23. 4 likes
    Another NFL season is finally upon us. The Hall of Fame game already has passed and NFL Junkies across the land has been given what they wanted, a little taste of what’s to come. But most fans look forward to their favorite team’s first game, and that’s really when Bengal nations season officially starts. After a very disappointing season of missing the playoffs for the first time since 2010, the Bengals now find themselves in a unfamiliar role as a team flying under the radar, and now must show that this team still has enough talent to make another playoff push. The first roadblock of the season is the Buccaneers who took a big step forward last year at 9-7 and now appear to be poised to prove themselves as well, and aim to make the playoffs for the first time in 10 years. The first preseason game per usual is a game where the starters barely play, so it’s always a game about who has the better depth. Add to the fact that Tampa Bay is hosting Hard Knocks this year, it’s a good test to see if the Bengals depth is still true to its word. GAMEDAY INFO Game time will be on Friday at 7:30 PM ET. Here is a list of channels you can watch it on, if you live in one of these areas. Chris Myers, Ronde Barber WFLA (NBC/8 - Tampa) WOFL (FOX/35 - Orlando) WOGX (FOX/51 - Gainesville) WFTX (FOX/4 - Fort Myers) WTLH (FOX/49 - Tallahassee) WPMI (NBC/15 - Mobile AL) Brad Johansen, Anthony Munoz WKRC (CBS/12 - Cincinnati) WKEF (ABC/22 - Dayton) WSYX (ABC/6 - Columbus) WDRB (FOX/41 - Louisville) WDKY (FOX/56 - Lexington) WLIO (FOX/8.2 - Lima OH) The game will be replayed on NFL Network 2 times. Here are the following days and times. Saturday 8-12 / 1 AM ET Tuesday 8-15 / 1 PM ET FIVE THINGS TO WATCH FOR 5. Kicking the Season off – One of the biggest failures from last season was the Bengals kicking game, which single handedly cost them at least 3 wins on the season. Now with Mike Nugent gone, the Bengals got serious about finding a long-term replacement and went out to actually drafted not only a kicker, but were the first team to do so in this year’s draft. Jake Elliott was not the guy I expected they would draft, but now it means they have a potential answer. Rookie kickers have been known to have a bad track record though, just look at Roberto Aguayo’s numbers from last year. Elliott is the heavy favorite right now, but he still has to outperform Randy Bullock who’s been having a good camp so far. For once in my life, I’m actually excited to see some field goal attempts. 4. Bottom of the WR order – Lots of talk has been about the top 4 Bengals WR’s for this year, but since John Ross won’t likely play in the first game, I’m looking more at the guys competing for the final spots. Alex Erickson and Cody Core, two guys who had to step up to the plate last year because of injuries, now both find themselves fighting to keep their jobs. Erickson made himself the most noticeable guy last year in the preseason, and went from a long shot to earning himself the KR duties last year. Core was a guy that also impressed enough to earn himself a spot as well and eventually had to start a few games when guys like AJ Green and Tyler Eifert went down to injury. One offers more on special teams, while the other offers more in the passing game, making this a very interesting battle. In a perfect world both guys make the team. Oh and there’s also rookie Josh Malone who could play an X factor role when it comes to the WR depth right now. He’s not expected to contribute his rookie year since his best case scenario is becoming the #5 guy, but if he plays in the preseason, maybe that will change their minds. 3. DL Makeover – The Bengals pass rush as well as their run defense was a major problem last year, so the team finally had enough and decided to hit the reset button with that unit for the most part. The result was using 3 of their draft picks very early to solve that problem. Jordan Willis and Carl Lawson were both big steals in the draft, and the hope is that one of them will replace Michael Johnson very soon. Ryan Glascow was a bit of a surprise pick, but the Bengals love to draft DT’s in the 4th round it seems. Also there’s Andrew Billings and Marcus Hardison, two guys who did not play last year because of injury are now expected to contribute this year, especially Billings who’s most likely to replace Peko. There’s also a lot of guys competing for a roster spot such as Wallace Gilberry, Will Clarke, Pat Sims, Deshawn Williams, Brandon Thompson, Chris Smith, and Josh Tupoh all competiting for 1 or 2 more spots. Mainly I’m paying attention to the 5 guys in Willis, Lawson, Glascow, Billings, and Hardison, but this will be a fun group to watch all preseason. 2. Mixon it up – Without a doubt the player that will have the most eyes on him for the Bengals not only this game and the preseason, but for the entire season for that matter. Jeremy Hill who the Bengals had high hopes after his rookie season, has been a major disappointment the last 2 years now and they finally had enough. And with Gio Bernard’s health being a question back in April, the Bengals decided to pull the trigger and draft Joe Mixon, the guy everyone couldn’t stop talking about. Everybody already knows about the baggage Mixon carries with him, and the fact that this team could potentially have been the worst landing spot for him given the problems that Vontaze Burfict and Adam Jones present. But as far as talent goes, you might be looking at the next Adrian Peterson and not because they both played at Oklahoma. The Bengals draft class theme this year has been “high risk high reward”, and the hype Mixon has been getting, he could get this team back to its winning ways or maybe even more than that. I’m surprised the NFL Network didn’t pick to televise this game on Friday to be honest. The amount of praise he gets is great, I just wonder if his football expectations are being set too high, especially given the fact that he doesn’t have a good OL to run behind. Speaking of which… 1. OL or nothing – If you’re looking for the land of opportunity, look no further than the entire Bengals OL. The elephant in the room and the constant thing we've heard about all offseason, is how bad this OL looks. Once a very good group for the past several years became a major problem last season, and they only got worse. The two best players they had in Whitworth and Zeitler both went to new teams and the Bengals did almost nothing to replace them. They are banking on their top 2 draft picks from 2 years ago in Cedric Ogbuehi and Jake Fisher to rise to the occasion, and show why they were drafted so high. They also brought back Andre Smith who will be expected to fill the void for Zeitler at G for now. Realistically I’m looking at every single OL player on the team, and I want to see which ones are going to step it up. I want to see Westerman who should have been drafted higher last year, maybe emerge as a starter. I want to see guys like TJ Johnson, JJ Dielham, Alex Redmond, and Trey Hopkins who not only are fighting for a spot, but maybe potentially get themselves an opportunity to start down the road. But the most important thing, I want to see the starting OL as whole play good and see which guys are going to emerge as the new leaders of the pack. Because looking at the 5 starters, all of them had disappointing 2016 seasons, yes even Clint Boling and Russell Bodine. Most of the time the starters don’t play very long in the first preseason game of the season, but I think that won’t be the case this time at least for the OL anyway. Right now this group needs as much work as it can, and if this team wants to make the playoffs, the season rides behind the 5 men who will battle in the trenches.
  24. 4 likes
  25. 4 likes
  26. 4 likes
    Name: RobbAge: 70 (almost 71)Family: 2 sisters, 1 brother, 3 nieces, 1 nephewBorn & raised: Province: Manitoba Currently (and each of last 30 years) Split each and every year between Netherlands(Oude Niedorp), Denmark(Hilleroed), Germany(Munich) & Canada(West Kildonan)Occupation or area of study: 20 years Environmental Scientist/Economics consultant (UN projects in Africa, Middle East & Far East), 34 years cartoonistInterests besides football: Ice Hockey (played organised for 20 years), backcountry skiiing/mountainclimbing, R&B/Blues & Soul musicFavorite current Vike player: was Adrian Peterson - now committee: Cook, Griffin, Joseph, Rhodes, Smith, Bridgewater, Diggs Favorite all-time Vike: Committee: Page, Foreman, Tarkington, Peterson, Moss, Randle, Cris Carter (really too many great ones to mention and pick just one).How many Viking games have you attended: 6 during the 1960s and early 1970s (when pro sports tickets were actually affordable to average people).What one current player from any team would you like on the Vikings right now: Aaron RodgersWhat one player from all time from any team would you like on the team right now: Jim Brown at his peak I was a Winnipeg Blue Bomber fan in the 1950s & 1960s. Then, in the later mid '60s our Grey Cup Winning coach, Bud Grant, became The Viking's coach. But, i was actually a Vikings' fan from the awarding of their franchise in 1960 (before they even began in 1961), because they were the only NFL franchise anywhere near Winnipeg. I've followed The Vikings since their expansion draft. That's about 57 years now. I hope they win The Super Bowl soon!
  27. 4 likes
  28. 4 likes
  29. 4 likes
    No beer in two months. I've dropped 20 lbs. Can't say I miss it.
  30. 4 likes
    It says more about the general lack of understanding about how the criminal and civil justice systems work. The initial burden is on the party bringing the allegation. This is known as the "Burden of Production". In essence, the claiming party has to present enough evidence to demonstrate their case could be decided in their favor in the absence of any evidence from the other party. So as long as there is sufficient credible evidence to prove the claiming party's case (up to the relevant burden of proof), then yes, the burden does actually tend to switch to the defending party, particularly in civil cases where the burden is a preponderance of the evidence (in other words, "more likely than not"). So if I present enough evidence that you are more likely than not to have caused the thing I said you caused that harmed me, it is now incumbent upon you to provide some amount of evidence that either controverts my evidence or shifts the blame elsewhere. Because the burdens of proof are drastically different in criminal and civil cases, people sometimes have difficulty reconciling the two seemingly disparate outcomes. But if one wants to be able to discuss with any credibility the merits of the NFL's actions in these types of disciplinary settings, it really is paramount that one understands that while the cases (criminal and civil and disciplinary) all concern similar subject matter, they are in fact very different in nature. This discussion necessarily involves whether the NFL is appropriately exercising its power. But in order to be able to have that conversation, we have to understand the differences in proof relevant to these different types of cases. If you're going to hold the NFL to the same stringent standards as the criminal justice system, none of their disciplinary proceedings will ever make sense to you. And because the NFL is not, nor should it be, beholden to the outcomes of the criminal justice system when dolling out punishment under the CBA, it makes no sense to argue that the NFL should just abide by whatever is determined by the criminal justice system when determining fault on the part of one of its players.
  31. 4 likes
    That tweet, lol. Didnt Bradford set the record for completion percentage last year? And what did that get him? Sam lives within 10 yards of the LoS. He's scared to death doing anything else. And that kind of QB is J-Matt's best friend. Matthews is a 10 yard receiver. He is good at finding soft spots in zone coverage and making baseline plays. But is a redzone dud, go figure. Buy that's it. He's solid yet unspectacular. And certainly was not going to get resigned. Matthews was a volume receiver on a plain offense with bad alternatives. You guys all watched the games. What did Jordan do so special? He's no where near the talent of those guys on that list.
  32. 4 likes
  33. 4 likes
  34. 4 likes
  35. 4 likes
    It's really not. Shorten the pre-season by 1 game, start the regular season one week earlier, add another bye-week during the season. The NFL gets an extra week of ad revenue and players get an extra rest week.
  36. 4 likes
  37. 4 likes
    Just watched the leaked episode. Can confirm that stuff happens during the 50 mins.
  38. 4 likes
  39. 4 likes
    I'm not talking about any posts on this new site, but on the old site it's painfully obvious that people have read the spoilers and are posting their "theories" in an attempt to look smart. It's rude and shameful to be like that because even if you're acting like it's "speculation," it's not speculation when you know it's coming, and even stating it as a theory ruins the experience for other people. Don't do that here. Also, talking about the episode that leaked, don't. Saying, "OMG, I watched it a billion times!" isn't spoiling anything that happens, but it IS spoiling expectations, and it's unfair to people who are patient and want to or have to wait until Sunday. This is a show where knowing when to expect something major is a spoiler itself. If somebody was to say, "Watch out for the ending to season three episode nine," it would spoil the nearly unparalleled surprising and unexpected event that happens in the episode. If you say literally anything about the leaked information/episodes other than that the leaked information/episodes exist (as a warning or as a note to people who WANT to read spoilers), you are, in fact, spoiling the show. Don't. There are plenty of places where you can openly discuss the spoilers with other people who have read the spoilers. There are a few people on the old site I just want to slap. So if you've read the spoilers, don't speculate. Your speculation isn't speculation because it's been tainted by your knowledge of what happened and you can no longer fairly speculate. You read the spoilers because you were impatient (like me), but don't let your impatience spoil things for anybody else by talking about or speculating about future events in the show. Talk about what's happened, not implications of what's happened since you already know and there's no way you can revert back to a lack of knowledge of what's coming, and even if you try to disguise your knowledge of what's coming, you may still mess up.
  40. 4 likes
    Fancy place that you've got here: Name: RyanAge: 29State you were born in/state you live in now: MN/MNOccupation or area of study: Physical/Health Education + Football/S&C CoachInterests besides football: Weight training, golf, softball, reading, gamingFavorite current Vike player: Harrison SmithFavorite all-time Vike: Jared AllenHow many Viking games have you attended: Lost countWhat one current player from any team would you like on the Vikings right now: Aaron DonaldWhat one player from all time from any team would you like on the team right now: Barry Sanders (favorite all time player)
  41. 4 likes
    Name: Jarrid Age: 23Family: 1 sister, and a beautiful brand new niece.State you were born in/state you live in now: Iowa/IowaOccupation or area of study: Just graduated with a Music Performance degree/ Freelance musicianInterests besides football: Composing and arranging music in my spare time, and visiting symphonies across the country.Favorite current Vike player: Harry SmithFavorite all-time Vike: The only option... Randy Moss!How many Viking games have you attended: 6What one current player from any team would you like on the Vikings right now: Julio JonesWhat one player from all time from any team would you like on the team right now: Reggie White
  42. 4 likes
    https://www.bleedinggreennation.com/2017/7/26/16036490/marcus-smith-eagles-philadelphia-nfl-draft-2014-first-round-pick-bust-trade-defensive-end-roseman
  43. 4 likes
    Honestly you people are ridiculous. Why should Saban suspend him for even a snap when he's been working and sweating while all of us have been at home in the air conditioning?
  44. 4 likes
    Are you guys twins? Just going off the avy's is all.
  45. 4 likes
    Website Browser Data on FF 10 years ago (7/28/2007) Internet Explorer (64.62%) Firefox (28.93%) Safari (4.13%) Today (7/28/2017) Chrome (49.68%) Safari (31.43%) Firefox (9.43%) Internet Explorer (5.83%)
  46. 4 likes
    Seriously. How Game of Thrones should have gone: All of the Starks: "You conspired to killed Jon Arryn!" All of the Lannisters: "He deserved it. Have you seen his kid?" "Fair point. We cool?" "We cool." Roll credits
  47. 4 likes
    Also I'm very proud of my one reputation point. I'm so gd popular
  48. 4 likes
    I'm not sure whether a mobile app is necessary, but I do think an official FootballsFuture Twitter/Facebook account is a no brainer. With Twitter especially, it is so easy to promote content. Follow a bunch of the draft twitter guys then @ them with a link to top discussions in the draft forum. You could also tweet out links to some of the better mock drafts, I know those are what got me here in the first place. I wanted to find mock drafts, but the top mock draft sites only update theirs every so often. I was searching for a database of mock drafts, which led to me finding the NFL mock draft forum. Having tons of unique mock drafts with new ones being made daily (near draft time) is a huge selling point. Hell, every year @Desperado82 posts mock drafts in the mock draft forum that are better than anything you can find anywhere else. He posted a 7-round mock draft in May this year. You can't find that anywhere else. Walterfootball only has 2 rounds, fox sports only has 2 rounds, draftsite finally has 3 rounds, and most other major sites only have one round (and that's with their updates in July). You can even split that into 33 different pieces of content if you want. A 7 round mock draft for each individual team (with a link to each team forum) and then finally the whole thing put together.
  49. 4 likes
    Name: disaacs/David Age: 43 Family: Wife, Daughter (just graduated from HS), Son (junior in HS), and a puppy State you were born in/state you live in now: MN/KS Occupation or area of study: Life Insurance (Filing and Compliance) Interests besides football: Been doing a lot of renovation projects in the house which takes up most of my free time, Gardening, Politics, Hiking, Running Favorite current Vike player: probably Harrison Smith, although I like all of them (I don't have an absolute favorite) Favorite all-time Vike: John Randle How many Viking games have you attended: 5 (preseason game vs. Cincinnati in (1989 or 90), Sunday Night game at Seattle (2002), at Arrowhead vs. Chiefs (2007...Jared Allen had a big game against us before joining the next year), vs. the Colts (2008...the infamous booing of Tarvaris game), and then again at Arrowhead (2011) What one current player from any team would you like on the Vikings right now: I would love to say that Tom Brady would make them SB Champions...but I'm going another route...and say I'd like Taylor Lewan. A great young LT would make this team a SB team. What one player from all time from any team would you like on the team right now: Sticking with the theme, I'd say Anthony Munoz.
  50. 4 likes
    Bring back the Hot Shot crew. Bring back an assortment of badges. Back in the day when I was 16, 17, 18, the best part about this site was the drive to be respected and make good posts. It made me want to learn the finer elements of football as well as I could, and it made me want to be active. After a long break, I haven't really seen that anymore. I don't see the will from some people to learn the game of football and to post insightful opinions based on that. A lot of that has to do with the ridiculous waste of breath talking points on ESPN and other places where people get their news and stories, but a lot of it also has to do with there being no rewards here. Likes are a great step, and so is the leader board thing. But not everybody can be a veteran, not everybody can be a moderator, and not everybody can learn know as much about football as a lot of the people on this site. I think that leads to a lot of "lurkers" who feel they don't have enough input and are afraid of the hot takes and wild opinions/standpoints. I know when I first came back I was treated like a newb because of a few of my more out there ideas (receivers being worthless, safeties being one of the most underrated positions, everybody in the playoffs having a chance...). If each subforum with enough posters brought back their own end of season awards, including a Best New Poster award, that would get the lurkers and turn them into posters. So if you provide greater incentives for people to learn and to communicate with other fanbases and post more about their own teams, I think discussion will take off. There are moderators, and there are global moderators. They have badges, and they moderate, and they were selected based on their adherence to the rules of the site and not really getting angry or trolling or pushing the boundaries of the site etc. Make similar incentives for people who aren't moderator quality. Don't base it on post count, but for people who go into the Colts forum and try to talk about the future of the Colts even though they're a Niners fan, reward them. Don't take applications for a Hot Shot crew, reward posters who do that on their own with a Hot Shot badge. Give an award to people who take the time to explain the Xs and Os of football. I know people like @AlexGreen30 on the Packers subforum have posted insanely intricate and detailed explanations of the finer points of the NFL, posting gifs and the all-22 angles and all that to relay his point. Reward that knowledge of football and willingness to share that knowledge. Give that man a badge. Bring back the FootballsFuture MVP awards. That will get the veterans out of the What are you Thinking about thread and into their own forum's page. Each year, X amount of posters on a subforum are nominated for an MVP, then their own subforum votes on one of them to represent the whole site, and from the list of 32 teams, one or two or whatever are FF MVPs. Give a badge to the posters like @AlexGreen30 and @Palmy who have forgotten more about football than I've ever known. Embrace the non-football side of Footballs Future, and if you do that, you'll see people posting more in the off-season because they'll have that sense of community and they'll have other things to talk about besides football. As far as hosting games and such in subforums, the only way that works is if you get the new Young Guns (There's a name for a new badge by the way) trying to get involved, and the only way to get those guys wanting to get involved is to give them incentive to get involved. That's my two cents.
This leaderboard is set to New York/GMT-04:00
×