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    But they ARE in the NFL. A game that is very violent and takes it toll on a human body. You cannot compare a person who has spent his life taking shots to the head to that of a casual. No matter the circumstances. Are we're just going to ignore this https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/07/25/sports/football/nfl-cte.html I'm gonna put a little bit of my personal life out there (which I NEVER do) just to prove a serious point here.. As a middle-aged man now who has suffered NUMEROUS head injuries over the years....I can't tell you how far from the truth this is. See the end of this post for reasons. I REALLY wanna get into more detail in this but I'll try an keep it short. In my pre-teen years...all the way through my early 20's (decades ago) I lived a life-style that made me believe that I needed to fight at any opportunity that presented itself. I used to go looking for fights even though I had enough on my plate as it was dealing my life-style itself. I was getting into so many fights that It got so bad that I literally, on new years one year, made it point to start counting each and every fight that I got into and tally each of those on the wall of "my boys" house's basement wall. In just one year, that total was 76. I would fight sometime twice a day. Mind you, I also played football, boxing and baseball(getting hit in the head with a bat unintentionally when a bat slipped out of someone's hand while practice swinging)....... Between all of this above....you know how many hits that I had taken to the head at such an early age? Fast forward, years later......my life changed and I calmed down and started to think straight. Fast forward even further. 2011. I was obviously grown and much wiser then. I was a decade removed from the BS, I stopped going out, cut people off who were determinant, had changed my life-style completely, got married to my high-school sweetheart and all that. No more fighting or nothing. I made it a point ot avoid it at all cost. Until one day I let my pride get to me once again over something so stupid and bring out the old me. Late night I was leaving a place on a side street with only my wife in the car and I almost pulled out in front of on-coming car by accident but didn't hit him or anything I hit the breaks. (I looked both ways--I think he was speeding--so did everyone else from stories). So he gets out the car in a rage until he realizes that the car behind me was full of my people after they immediately they got out the car. We were heading to a restaurant and the spot were at at the time we could get too by either taking a left or right. Well I went left (direction the car was heading --no relation) and my people went right. We came to stopped sign a couple blocks away and I looked left and saw this same dude with 2 of his boys running up. This is where my pride got to me. I thought it would be a normal fist fight that I was used too and I knew I would get my *** beat with 3 vs 1 but I never cared about taking ***-beating. What I didn't expect was what happened next. Dude ran up on me and hit me with something in the right part of my head with something and I blacked-out after that. I don't remember the rest of the night but I KNOW for a FACT it was a gun that I saw under the street light that night. I've been around enough guns to know what a 380 looks like. I woke up the next morning acting strange I guess and my wife tried to tell me to let her take me to the hospital and I wouldn't go (he words, not mine. I don't remember this). So she called my niece who lived a bloc a way to come over and get here opinion......she couldn't convince me.......so they called my old man. He takes me to the hospital (that I do remember) and the receptionist ask me how did I hurt my head (still bleeding) and I interrupted and said sarcastically "I fell" (I knew they would call the cops if I told them). The last thing I remember after that was a doc coming in and asking a few question.....after that.......nothing but a few visual memories, for atleast , a few days straight. I was asleep. And it was like that for I don;t know how long. When I "woke up" periodically it was very rare. I remember waking up for about a minute and I heard a doc telling my family "I may be here for a 3 weeks"...I responded "sh!t...to hell I am". Anyhow, I had to go through all kinds of therapy and crap (wasn't even allowed to take a shower alone without someone standing in the same room (cool therapist---he respected the privacy and only doing his job). (this is kind of a blur to me) Every day the doc ***'t would come in and ask me simple questions like; who is the name of your name kids? Who is the name of the president?......csimple stuff like that. Well, I couldn't answer any of them, tbh. But I kept telling them that I did see myself remembering more and more as each day went on and that I would be okay. Anyhow, To make a long story even shorter, the doc had ask my wife some questions throughout this ordeal and had told her that she may have to take care of me for the rest of her life because my head injury was so severe. They even told here that if I were to pull through okay (which I did--to an extent) that there is very good chance that she would see heightened increase in my temper, memory, I would become more irritable alot easier than before and many more things. And all of those things that I wrote off as BS just 1 year later in 2012 has come to fruition since then --ten fold. I'm not as cool and collective as I used to be. I get sudden severe head pains(NOT headaches) out of nowhere that last anywhere from 15-45 minutes. I can't remember certain things on the fly anymore--forget what I was going to sya or forget a word on the fly--which is weird because I literally remember EVERYTHING and those around me know that. It's got so bad for me that just last (feb or Mar) I went back to the hospital and pulled my records just because I needed to know what the hell happened and now I'm currently at the point of concern and am now looking for 2nd doctor who can read the print and explain it to me in lamens terms. Point is, I don't care what you or anyone else's "clinical established diagnosis" are. What I do know, from personal experience, is that people writing off CTE or any other mental illness are coming from those who have NEVER once in their lives been through it to any extent.
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    Can't wait for the Sam Bradford 30 for 30/Football Life...
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    Uncomfortable ? How about embarrassed and ashamed ? I still think the NFL covered their azzes because that play, just like the Seattle debacle, directly affected a W-L. Had they admitted an error, the outrage would have been non-stop
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    So I'm gonna take a different angle here. Ugly: We are 0-3 with more than enough issues to work out. Bad: But we've been "mostly" competitive in all 3, with a new scheme and turmoil. It's not pretty, but there are certainly worse teams. We've just got to close games. Good: We're only 1 game behind New England, so I'm staying blissfully ignorant and saying that a WC spot isn't out of the question yet. Truth is, we are 0-3, but Miami and LA both appear pretty good and Denver's D isn't terrible either. And it's not unfair to say we "should" have won all 3. It's not too late to get into a groove, especially when looking at the entire league and how inconsistent some teams have been. We need a better punter and Nelson doesn't need to be starting. But some tweaks can still be made. Carr has been a Jekyll and Hyde QB thus far, but I'm not terribly sour on him yet. Growing pains were expected after all. But Gruden has to make adjustments and prove his worth as we're clearly capable of competing with some of the best in the league in spite of our flaws. Maybe a glass half full way of seeing it, but it hasn't been all bad despite the letdown start.
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    Packer fan here, but I will be praying for this kids mental well being. I hope they can diagnose this and get him treated. Mental illness is not something we like to deal with as a society, but hopefully he can get help and speak out about it troubles and the help he hopefully gets.
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    No no no. You don't let him go. Not right now, at least. You're basically saying you're washing your hands of him if you release him. That's the absolute LAST thing you do to him right now.
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    because of the new roughing the passer rules, football sucks now amd im never watching again
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    @Danger @James @johndeere1707 @EaglesPeteC @DoleINGout @Hunter2_1 @Superman(DH23) @SBLIII @Nozizaki @TankWilliams @Bolts223 @AlNFL19 @evil flamingo @SmittyBacall @Yibbyl @megatechpc
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    All I know is it's BS. "Protecting" Alex Smith from that Matthews hit and not "protecting" Rodgers from that Payne bodyslam just feels like legalized betting is already impacting games. It's a penalty that can be thrown indiscriminately at any time in any game to majorly impact the outcome, and that's a step towards me being able to do what I did to the NBA to the NFL.
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    The issue is, I think the refs are calling the rule as best they can, but it's just a really bad rule. Some of the penalties thrown for hits on Ben last night were absurd, if you don't bring him down shoulder to body like that, how are you supposed to bring him down, he's huge.
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    Nick Foles is a 2 shot wonder though? 2013 and 2017.
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    Not only does he have Enough Arm Strength.....something different I notice about the ball he throws.....that I think will help in Cleveland. Look at all the passes he threw when he was setting his feet...the balls comes out in an ULTRA tight spiral. Which I think will help him a LOT when the weather gets bad, the tighter the spiral the less wind gusts and precipitation will affect the pass. I think it also "evens" out things a bit, for instance...Josh Allen throws a football more MPH's than Baker, but Baker throws a football with more RPM's than he does. I think both are a function of being able to play in bad weather games, so while baker may not throw a pass that moves as fast as Allen, I think Mayfield throw's a pass that will be less affected by the elements.... Just my Humble Opinion. Sonny Weaver Jr. had "Baker Mayfield No matter What" on that piece of paper in Draft Day 2 LOL
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    Shouldn't this read "Who will Sam Bradford steal from next?" attached with poll options?
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    Wow, tough crowd. Note to self - do not draw comparisons unless situations are identical.
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    Goat: Northern Illinois, getting upset by a seemingly outmatched FSU.
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    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/new-findings-on-former-nfl-players-and-suicide-risk/ You didn't tell me where you got your numbers from so I had to go looking. 30 seconds on google makes me think you've got uncredible sources.
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    Most people are woefully ignorant about the prevalence of mental illness
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    Football becomes secondary. Griffen needs to focus on himself.
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    http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/24792942/competition-committee-look-roughing-passer-penalties After some rather embarrassing flags on pure football plays, the NFL's competition committee has realized they went too far with emphasizing the rule that has apparently been around since 1995 (per link to the article) but only became an issue after Aaron Rodgers couldn't take a hit. It appears that no official change to the rule is likely during the season, but with the discussions ongoing and bringing officials in, it seems rather clear that they will tell the refs to throw flags on actual penalties and not tough but legal hits.
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    The wait is over and our beautiful baby boy, the Ginger Jesus himself, Carson Wentz is back. Here is file footage of all the jorts I went through on Sunday Now could this be the week that Wentz's #1 target returns to the lineup? And from the "How the hell is this team 2-1" files comes out opponent THE TENNESSEE TITANS They are a team with 1 QB with a broken head and another with a noodle arm, but since the Eagles' defense takes road games off they will somehow score 30 points in a game that we hope they can magically pull out at the last second. Let's go!
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    Cleveland is #1 in the NFL in takeaways, and have forced 3 more turnovers than the 2nd place team (Miami/Carolina are tied). They are also +9 in turnover differential, and the next closest teams are +4.
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    Won’t be necessary for those of us on the east
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    It appears that Griffen is dealing with a very serious condition. I won't speculate on a diagnosis, but the reports of his behavior gives me plenty of reasons to be concerned. I would echo an earlier post, I don't think it would be good for Griffen or his teammates if the Vikings seriously considered cutting him from the team at this point. I am pretty sure that there is a category (similar to IR) that he could be designated that allows for him to seek intensive treatment, but not cut off from his professional support system.
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    ** shrug ** Maybe they messed up Mahomes' velocity. Watching him chuck it makes me think he is 60+, but I think your point still stands. Baker has plenty of arm. But you're still full of Baker bits. And so am I.
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    Absolutely. The other two guys are largely stashes...Stills is a bona fide wr bye week filler in a 12 team league along with a low end flex play for me on most weeks. His value is way higher.
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    I guess Julio cant be in the competition than since he sucks in the redzone. Amirite?
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    They just need to change the rules. The most exciting play on defense outside of the pick 6 and safety, is the QB sack. The NFL by catering to the QB too much is ruining the excitement of great defense and thus the product itself. Adding the extra controversy is a bad idea. Because it’ll only buy the NFL time to keep this rule in play just with a slightly different enforcement. Whereas if fans continue to be in uproar over this rule, there is a chance (however slight) that the NFL will be forced to adjust the verbiage of the rule to something that isn’t so heavily enforced.
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    @DaWg_LB. I agree about the rpm’s, but the MPH isn’t far off Allen either (62/62, left and right, for Allen vs 59/60 for Baker). No one else hit 60mph. Neither did anyone in 2017 either. Or 2016. Bryan Bennett and Logan Thomas are the only other QB’s to hit 60 mph in the last decade. Not saying a big arm is everything, but it definitely dispels the myth he doesn’t have the arm to play in Cleveland. There aren’t many arms better in fact. It’s only a perceived issue because of his size.
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    They're easier to complete yes. They aren't 95% catch rate easy to complete.
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    Justin Evans looks pretty good. And we don't know how Vea will play. It's tough to knock either pick yet. Trading up for a kicker in the second was a disaster. We used resources obtained from trading back earlier in that draft, so we didn't lose anything. But it's still a tough pill to swallow. Licht built the team that's currently 2-1 with the best offense in the league. He doesn't coach.
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    I agree with you Mike. It's actually really annoying how much people are complaining about the QB play right now considering the 2-1 record. Let the kid get some more experience and reps for God's sake. He's not going to become a superstar overnight. We have a good situation going to let him continue developing and learning, last thing we need is media and fan pressure getting in the way of that. People need to chill.
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    RoJo got hit at or behind the LOS on almost every carry. I mean it’s time to give him a shot. Baber is ok but we need a legit RB1 who keeps teams honest. Maybe it’s RoJo, maybe it’s not, but it’s time to find out. Do some read option with him, whatever. Just try and get a running game.
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    It’s hard to say that tho. We have no idea how Mayfield would have played in his first nfl game in a monsoon. Have no idea how the Steelers would approached the game with a different starting QB. They could have played different defensely and maybe been more aggressive on offense or a lot more conservative with how their running game was working and really limit the amount of throws backer gets. Same thing with the Saints. Its not like Baker would of been the only variable factor and every thing would of been the constant. I think sitting for at least 2weeks has benefited him. It has allowed him to see how to prepare and how the approach practices. Specially from watching Taylor and listening to Drew. We know he is preparing the right away because he came in and looked like he prepared all week like he was he starter. i never thought Minkah was going to be that great. To me he became one of the most overrated players in the draft. If the Browns didn’t have Peppers I think Minkah could have been the pick. Going Ward and getting the best cover corner in the draft was the best move. Dude has been a stud and has only gotten beat by perfect passes from Hall of fame QBs and top tier WRs. Brown is prolly the #2 WR in the league this year so far. Mike Thomas is playing like the #1 WR in the league so far. I really want to see how Ward performs when he matches up with a brown the 2nd time around.
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    The situation he’s been in? Dude got blanketed at times last year and has had suspect hands before. You’re going to give Evans a pass but ignore that Thomas catches a lot of short-intermediate routes because Brees has about zero deep ball ability now? Their isn’t a huge discrepancy but Michael Thomas is playing like the best WR in the league right now. Do we not remember him roasting Xavier Rhodes multiple times in that playoff game? People should’ve seen this coming.
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    Yeah my mom’s from Wisconsin so Im related to a bunch of packer fans haha, celebrate all the holidays up in WI and they’re probably my 2nd favorite team. But It’s my first time going to Lambeau this Sunday so I’m pretty pumped! Hoping it’s competitve as well with no injuries.
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    When I saw this thread pop up, I just knew Frankie would be in here going H.A.M lol
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    Your insider info game has increased exponentially since the urinal event. well done sir.
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    There's no need to wait. Give him a couple days to get the game plan and throw to our weapons and we're good to go. Fitzmagic played his ******* *** off. He deserves every ounce of love. But he's banged up. He got us to 2-1 and almost stole one away tonight. That was the plan a month ago. Let him rest that knee before he tears something.
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    Only team I'd be really worried about playing is the Rams. Everyone else has to keep ho with us. I'm expecting a win.
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    Trust me I've had the Deja Vu feeling, but I'm more optimistic. We've really had a lot more good indicators in these past 3 games than in that season under Ryan. Currently after 3 games our run D has been stupendous, we're allowing the least yards/carry currently in the entire league. The D-line last game actually got pressure and pretty consistently. Where we struggled and gave them time is when we rushed only 3. Where we struggled mostly is communication. Mostly within the secondary, but a minor issue in the LB corps. In our zone concepts, the passing off between CB and S. There were times when either Williams or Crawley jumped the route with no one to cover or Crawley would pass a man off and no one picked him up. Funny thing is Lattimore is back to being Lattimore. Kept Jones to 2 catches for 20 something yards. After Ridley went off, went to cover Ridley and blanketed him. Our problem seems to the guy opposite Latt. Lbers are overall doing decent, their biggest issue is dropping in coverage, sometimes they'll blow assignments but I think that's something that improves with these guys playing together more. While it seems stupid for me to say, especially after we allowed 40+ points in 2/3 games, I'm telling you if we iron out some kinks we have a top 10 D here. Atleast top 15. I think we'll improve as the season goes on.
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    "Win one for the Griffer!"
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    Must be nice to just throw balls in the air and let your super human WRs just make you look like, shall we say....magic.
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    Yeah, I mean when I played defense, this was about as clean a sack as I could get. His hit on Alex was perfect
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    I have more things to say. The legitimate gripes I have with Belichick right now are: A) Blatantly not replacing Cooks and Amendola. I agreed with the decision to move on from both individually, but you can't tell me any combination of Patterson/Dorsett/Matthews/Britt was ever going to replace those two, and the same with counting on anything from Malcolm Mitchell given his inability to get back on the field. B) Spending a first round pick on a running back with all the needs on this roster. The Wynn pick I get, they hadn't traded for Brown and he was a legitimately good prospect. But Michel (who I'd argue wasn't a first round talent to begin with) was a luxury pick they shouldn't have indulged in given how many holes the misses/busts from the last 2-3 drafts have created on the roster. Even if you don't like the value at 31, and I can't believe I'm saying this about a Bill Belichick draft, trade down!!! That one still bugs me. C) Not addressing team speed in the front 7. Whether via the draft or free agency, they didn't learn their lesson from the Super Bowl. Their defensive line only got slower with Shelton and Clayborn, but more importantly they didn't move the needle at all at linebacker! Hightower is a shell of the guy he was 2 years ago, Bentley looks like a player (albeit a slow one) and the one guy they drafted who might have made a difference, Christian Sam, was a 6th rounder and is now on IR. D) The inner relationships. No one really knows what the hell went on in the last year, but between Belichick and Kraft they need to figure out how to right the goddamn ship, and ultimately it needs to be Belichick who does it. Whether he wanted to keep Jimmy or he didn't, what he has now is Brady and Gronk for the next few seasons, give or take, and as the coach/GM/genius its his job to make the most of that (the opposite of which is surrounding them with Cordarrelle Patterson and Phillip Dorsett). Do your job Bill.
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