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    971 free and clear of a debilitating heroin addiction. Life never felt so good.
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    It's definitely not worth it. More teams should emulate what the Browns and Bills have done, which is refuse to invest in the position altogether, overdraft players in the first round, and hope to hit on a bunch of mid-tier level QB prospects to hope that you hit the jackpot. Also, they should do it for a 20-30 year period of time. That's definitely a no brainer.
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    I'm going to push back on this data set you are using as clear evidence against paying a top QB his top QB-level money The time frame chosen was somewhat arbitrary, but not really. 7 years is a small sample, but its also important to cut it off at 7 years... Because if you look at the QBs who won the SB just before this magical 7 year cutoff....it paints a completely different picture They conveniently eliminated the SB wins by Rodgers, Payton Manning, Eli Manning, Drew Brees and Ben Rothlisberger- all top notch QBs earning top notch pay and winning Super Bowls. Over The Cap wrote a lengthy article on this topic and their conclusion was that there are (2) distinct and successful methods to building a Champion - one method if you have a Top QB and the other if you don't. But they did not conclude that paying a Top QB top cash was a bad strategy, just that it requires different tactics. I say "no sale" on this specifically sorted dataset and its biased conclusions. And we also need to remember that as an entertainment enterprise, the NFL owners want to win a Super Bowl, but they need to make money. And nothing earns money like having a star QB to sell tix, jerseys and hope. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/super-bowl/
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    To further address those tweets, let's look at the Super Bowl winning QB's over the last 7 years: 2011: Eli Manning (Cap hit was 11.8% of the cap) 2012: Joe Flacco (On rookie contract) 2013: Russell Wilson (On rookie contract) 2014: Tom Brady (Cap hit was 11.1% of the cap) 2015: Peyton Manning (Cap hit was 12.2% of the cap) 2016: Tom Brady (Cap hit was 8.9% of the cap) 2017: Nick Foles (1% of the cap, Wentz is on rookie deal) Conclusion: Those tweets are extremely misleading. They cherry-picked percentages of the cap to make the facts appear a certain way. Take Eli for example, the difference between 11.8% and 14% of the cap in 2011 was $2.64 million. Are we really trying to say that Eli making $3 million less a season is why they were able to win a championship? The rest of the guys were either on a rookie contract which sets how much they can make, named Tom Brady who has shown no interest in being the top paid QB, or happened to be a backup QB that somehow caught fire. The odds of landing any of those three things is slim if you are a GM trying to build a team.
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    Corey wants to be an Eagle 4 life
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    While I'm thinking about it, I'm asking everyone if we could start doing an "owners meeting" after each mock draft is over, to discuss issues with the system, things that we'd like added or removed from workbooks or the guidelines. Getting feedback and suggestions while its fresh on our minds would really help me provide you guys a better mock draft experience. Please let me know if you'd be interested in doing something like this. Just an example is the team roster workbooks, there is always confusion with this and I think we could fix it. You all know that I spend a tremendous amount of time on the workbooks, but would like to know what works, what could be improved upon. @LuckyNumber11 @bcb1213 @SirA1 @NickChowaniec @BringinDaPain @winitall @sparky151 @cortes02 @Desperado82 @BowserBroncos @IDOG_det @squire12 @jch1911 @Counselor @IrishHooligan00 @samsel23 @ChaRisMa @Fragafootball @mountainpd @PurpleMugen @whodatOL @Deadpulse @KingOfTheDot @daineraider @EaglesPeteC @davidderion @Forge @One Punch Man @DTMW78 @USC_Fan
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    Again, your argument grossly lacks context. Not winning SBs can be attributed to a ton of different variables. You cant just point towards that, especially when these QBs played huge roles in their teams winning their SBs....even if they werent highly paid yet. The problem is, you have a guy like Flacco, who had an elite postseason and led his team to a SB title....but was paid almost exclusively because of that postseason performance, as opposed to him proven he was a true franchise QB. Is it worth paying a QB top money? The real answer is....when they are actually worth it. However, alot of average QBs get $20m a year nowadays, and in that regard, no, teams should be paying top dollar. Do you really think the Saints would be better off without Drew Brees? Packers without Rodgers? Steelers without Ben? The reason those highly paid QBs havent won SBs recently isnt because they are highly paid, its because their teams have failed to build complete teams. And you can claim that the additional money would allow them to build more complete teams....but a) thats assuming the teams made the right moves and b) you would be asking those teams to perhaps do it without the QBs they currently have. Bottom line....the stats you provided really dont prove anything. Every team except the 2015 Broncos relied heavily on their QBs to get them to and win Superbowls. Doesnt matter that they werent paid some arbitrarily high amount.
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    i do the hiring in my company, son.
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    I 100% read that word wrong and I burst out laughing. I'll leave to your imagination what I thought it said.
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    2008 has me, Jroc, Blick, RBreezy, Blick, I think E27 too....not sure.
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    If that's really all he's looking for, that's an easy buy for me with the 49ers. 3 years 18 mil with 10 guaranteed is pretty much chump change at this point.
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    Who da thunk Howie traded away Rowe just so we could abuse him later in the biggest game in Eagles' history?
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    People really need to get over the Alex Smith sucks mantra. He's no rookie anymore... Yes, with the Niners and early in his career he was pretty bad. But that O-line for the 49ers might have been the worst in the league at that time. I mean, they were horrible. He didn't have time for nothing or to develop, they were so bad. I believe as time has passed & he played for improved teams, allowed him to improve as a player as well. Will he ever live up to his #1 pick status? Probably not, but his experience over the years has allowed him to find himself as a player & to use his legs to escape when necessary. Redskins fans... I'm not a huge Alex Smith fan at all. But even I admit, he doesn't suck. I also respect him for sticking It out over the years, when he easily could have quit the game. He might be the absolute best "game manager" in the league right now. Maybe he's comfortable with that playing style? But I do this! He knows how to win. He knows how to win in big games & doesn't get overwhelmed with the situation. He also rarely gives games away with terrible turnovers & produces like an ace inside the red zone. I don't know if "you like that"... but "I'll take that" over someone more interested in being wanted & getting paid. Because Alex knows in his head, that he was the #1 pick. He knows he's wanted in Washington. He also knows he got paid. Now he knows, he needs to start winning for us. ....and we know, he can take a 2-14 team & help make them a Playoff contender. What can he do for a 7-9 team? Cause we know the other guy, had to rally like crazy & give us "you like that" inspiration to get us to 9 wins. I personally look forward to the Alex Smith era. Maybe he can game manage & methodically win us a SB. Hell....just playoff appearances would be an upgrade! Hell....maybe Alex can win us a damn season opener!! Cause the other guy can't. Completely rips any hope we might have had, going into the season. What he do this yr? lol oh that's right, instead of marching down the field for a win? He cracked in a huge moment like he always does & was sacked, fumbled & Fletcher Cox returned the ball for the game winner. lolol...and you guys wanted this? Again...I'll take Alex Smith.
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    You outta consider joining corporate America. All there was for me was a fingerprint background check. No testing whatsoever during the hiring process, and I have yet to hear about someone being tested within the company. Pretty sure the reason is cuz all the upper management are riding the white stallion, but that's none of my business.
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    looking it up, I forgot Doug was hired the same day I became mod Coincidence??? ...i think not
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    Stick to the topic. Discuss Hunt and the Chiefs and keep it to football.
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    id honestly be fine with darnold/rosen/mayfield - i think its possible all three of them are good like manning, roethlisberger, rivers were in 2004. just dont losman it with allen
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    https://nypost.com/2018/02/13/giants-hire-mike-shula-to-be-offensive-coordinator/ Famous For: Not being his father. Pursued by team after Giants were thwarted in attempts at Josh McDaniels, Kevin Stefanski, Frank Reich, Duce Staley, Bill Walsh, etc. Gettleman: "Well, you have to get somebody!"
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    No problem man, we know you work tirelessly on this. If I make any requests, don’t take it as too urgent. I can make do ?
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    Wow....I didn't know that his college teammate said he's insanely competitive. If I knew this leading up to the draft, I would have had him as the best player in the class. I'm kind of mad now that the Browns took Myles Garrett at #1 instead of Jalen Reeves-Maybin's favorite player. And I'm not declaring him a failure. I'd bet my house that he will be though.
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    Agreed, I see no reason to let Okafor walk. He should come cheap enough.
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    I didn't say anything, don't point fingers at me
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    Left; job. Right; other responsibilities. Center; me distracted by Eagles Super Bowl highlights
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    Ogbah did have better production playing at a bigger school against better competition. But the only reason davenport is being hyped so high is because of potential, what he can be. 6'6 250 chiseled. He's Raw and he is a project But if he can reach that "potential" he's going to be a beast. But you don't draft for potential. That's when your risking taking a bust. I think that's why everyone is waiting to see how he does at the combine. If he performs well at the combine he's going somewhere in the first for sure.
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    something like that once I think..b60 lapped it up
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    Except no one here is presuming he is innocent or giving him the benefit of the doubt. I don’t doubt that he put himself in a bad situation, but we’ve seen a number of situations in recent years of false reports, or at least reports that didn’t turn into charges, against a number of our players (Crabtree and Kap are two that stand out). Foster is immature no doubt and that was one of my big turnoffs towards him going into the draft, but I really think we need to wait until the facts come out before making any big moves. We can sit here and speculate based on the comments his girlfriend made all day, but how do we know that anything she said was true? What is her credibility? It’s entirely possible she was in the wrong and physically engaged him. I’m not saying one way or the other, just that we need to wait for the facts to come out.
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    So I ask again, did your PM name you a "Barbarian", and you didn't think to look at the rules and realize that Barbarians is what defines you as mafia? You confused and assumed Barbarian meant powerless because that is how they are in the game? You slipped
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    Keeping Capers allowed Hundley to shine in practice and aided in fooling MM and AVP into thinking Hundley was a capable backup.
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    My goodness. Imagine if this franchise had actual QB problems. Sorry we don't have a HOF QB just chilling on ice waiting for the time? This is what happens when you have $100,000,000 invested in a QB. You can't exactly afford another quality QB. The failure was keeping Dom Capers as long as we did. A good defense wins us the Pittsburgh game, probably the Saints game and the Carolina game.
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    Wow, if you’re in two minds whether to invest a first round pick at WR, then recent history is not on your side. Honestly, in this class you are probably better off spending that capital elsewhere.
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    Ya gotta risk it to get the biscuit......or bagel.
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    WOAH, WE'RE HALFWAY THERE WOAH, LIVIN' ON A PRAYER
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    Most interesting "stats:" Kirk Cousins with all 5 staring OL (6 games): 68% comp, 8.3 YPA, 12/3 TD/INT 107.2 passer rating 1-2 OL out (3 gm): 61%, 7.7 YPA, 5/2 92.6 passer rating 3+ OL out (7 gm!): 63%, 7.0 YPA, 10/8 83.2 passer rating Honestly had no idea it was that much of a difference. And this has been a lot of people's point all along. Smith desperately needs good players around him. More than Cousins has needed them. And there it is. Smith is basically all the things we've complained about Cousins the last couple years.
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    for those looking for another reason to watch it all again NFL Films version of the game..with all that drama yes I shed more tears of joy
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    There's several holes in this. 1st being Washington doesn't have money to pay him. You say they only have 31mill now and that's without resigning a single player (when they have several guys I'm sure they want to keep around) as well as no money aside for the draft. So realistically they'd have to shed close to 20+mill to even make it feasible. That's for starters. Now onto to other teams. Other teams know what I just wrote above, thereof they will not give up draft assets for a impending UFA. Also remember if lets say the Broncos trade for him... that does not guarantee him signing a deal there (I think he would sign but there's no guarantee). Bc of this risk, no team will give up any picks worth anything. If he were to get traded if tagged (which I clearly think is far fetched)... I don't see it being for more than a mid round pick like a 4th Rounder. He's an impending UFA... it's hard to hold any cards when you're the Redskins when you have no money. He will become an UFA hit the market. Probably go and visit around 5 teams or so and then choose. My guess is he chooses the Broncos or the Jets. Time will tell.
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    my philosophy: 1. sign FAs to fill holes for this year 2. draft BPA for holes you anticipate the following year 3. trade up/down to maximize your draft position for 2 4. draft players with lots of experience from good schools who are athletic and played well in the first rounds 5. draft players with lots of experience who are athletic and played well from small schools in later rounds 6. draft players with high effort but low physical attributes in later rounds as well 7. draft a kicker in the 7th round until you find one you like 8. if you have a lot of draft capital, keep on trading it forward-- gms get greedy and give up insane value for current picks if by chance the players in step 2 get good this year, then congrats you've nailed it and your team got good way quicker than expected
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    I don't like Rashaad Penny. He's pretty fast, but also runs upright and has zero wiggle. Michel is not an elite eluder, but he's not terrible like some are apparently making a narrative. He's plenty agile enough to make a jump cut and accelerate through the hole. Georgia is an I-Formation team that asks their runners to get downhill in a hurry. One cut & go backs. Zone teams are going to ask the RB to make a jump cut at the LOS and have a little more wiggle in their hips. Michel got downhill in a hurry because his OL was opening crater-like holes in the front 7. I don't need my RB to be cutting all over the place if he understands when to bury his head and go. Michel is a more consistently violent runner with more long speed and better vision. He has a little more wiggle, but neither is elusive enough to be considered a scat back. I also think agility is a little overrated. If you're exceptionally agile it's going to pay off, but being pretty agile doesn't really do anything for me. Saquon Barkley is exceptionally agile. He'll make a significant amount of people miss in the NFL. Royce Freeman is pretty damn agile, but he's not going to make a significant amount of people in the NFL miss. I feel like there's a threshold to where agility becomes a part of your game and most RB prospects aren't going to be ahead of that threshold...at least ones that have the ability to be an every down RB. -----------------------------------Tier #1 (Elite HOF caliber talents): 1. Saquon Barkley (Has it all. Size, speed, elite agility, hands, vision, production.) -----------------------------------Tier #2 (Pro Bowl talent): 2. Derrius Guice (Almost tier 1, but he needs to be more consistently violent. Dances when a hole doesn't open up.) 3. Nick Chubb (Love how violent he runs. He gets downhill quickly and plows over dudes. No wasted yardage with Chubb on the field. Meh athlete.) 4. Mark Walton (Excellent athlete that can hit homeruns. Great hands. Not the largest dude in the world, but runs through people. Violent for a speed back.) -----------------------------------Tier #3 (Above average NFL starter): 5. Sony Michel (A darn good runner that maximizes the blocking in front of him. A skilled receiver. Pretty violent for a smaller back, not unlike Walton. Just not as fast.) 6. Ronald Jones (Elite acceleration through the hole. Doesn't run with power and is brought down by pipsqueaks. He's not afraid, but he just can't shake tacklers.) -----------------------------------Tier #4 (Good rotational RB's): 7. Akrum Wadley (Elusive for days. Excellent between the tackles runner despite his size. Knows how to churn and twist through small creases. Tough as nails.) 8. Kerryon Johnson (Has great vision and toughness as a runner. He'd be much higher if he had any real elusiveness or speed. Stiff athlete.) 9. Royce Freeman (Big back that plays soft. Has good hands and patience as a runner. Mediocre long speed. Great elusiveness for a big man, but the "big man" label doesn't translate.) 10. Kalen Ballage (Great frame and athletic traits. Fast. Great hands. Great size. Lacks vision, short burst, and consistent violence in the phone booth. Great potential though.) HM: Bo Scarbrough (Has a niche in the NFL as the big bully RB. He'll find himself in a rotation, but he takes forever to build his speed. If he gets to the 2nd level clean, he's nightmarish.) I don't think this RB class is as spectacular as others. I think it's certainly a good class, but I'm a little cautious to call it one of the all-time best RB classes like others have stated. That's cray cray talk to me.
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    After the first pick its all down hill for the Browns
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    Salt exports out of Minnesalta are BOOMING.
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    Nothing needs to be done. The teams are punished if they sign the wrong guy. Brock Osweiler is a great example of that.
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    If we made this list this time last year none of these teams would be on it. There's your answer.
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