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Snake Plissken

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  1. 2020 Draft Talk

    I agree. Are we going to be in a cycle of having to take a CB in the 1st round every other year to keep replacing the guys we don't re-sign? I would also like to see Zimmer take some mid-round guys and turn them into first round caliber DBs.
  2. Mock no trades January 2020 with explanations

    I could see the Vikings taking a CB, along with OL or DT. I would hope having his brother on the team would have a maturing effect on the elder Diggs.
  3. Falcons announce new uniforms for 2020 season

    There is classic and there is outdated. The jerseys are outdated. Our jr. high team had the same jerseys, but in a different color scheme. We have been thru 2 or 3 updates since then.
  4. 2020 Draft Talk

    Smith takes his Dad’s and his own number 82 when Rudolph leaves.
  5. Moving On To 2020/2021.

    You make some interesting points, and I am more pessimistic. If a team is on the wrong side of the math because of poor play, poor coaching, and too many bad breaks, something isn’t adding up. If you are losing too much to similar or better teams because of poor play, poor coaching, and bad breaks, the team is underachieving. A good team with a good coach will win more than their fair share. I think the sample size shows Zimmer can get a team to the play-offs. That he can win a playoff game. Right now I don’t think that sample size shows Zimmer can string together enough big game wins. I think Zimmer has done a commendable job in building a winning program, but don’t think he is the guy who can take a team to the next level without some advantages. You make a good point about the QB situation. I don’t really fault Zimmer for the teams success based on the strength of the QB, but more for the performance around that position. Zimmer has been around the game a long time and I think what we have seen from him is the ceiling (or at least close to it) in terms of coaching ability. With his tenure with the team, contract, QB situation, salary cap, free agency, etc. I think his window is closing For 2020 I think Zimmer needs to show his team can be competitive on a week to week basis regardless of the opponent. He needs to show he can not only get the team up as an underdog, but also against more equally matched opponents, while curb stomping the bottom feeders. SKOL
  6. Moving On To 2020/2021.

    Everyone has their own standards and expectations with coaching performance. I do think Zimmer’s work as a HC puts him in the above average to good category. Evaluating a coach’s performance is more than just looking st a winning percentage. Zimmer deserves credit for building a program that is going to win more games than it loses., and all the positives that come with it. There are areas where he does deserve criticism. Too often he doesn’t seem to have the team prepared. The team doesn’t do as well as it should against good teams or important games. Sometimes it doesn’t seem like he is getting the best from the team and some players. The inconsistencies here in being prepared, getting the best from the team, and being more competitive against good/better teams are signs of underachievement given the talent and situation. I think a coach only has so long in an organization before everyone needs a fresh start. I think Zimmer needs to show in 2020 he can keep the needle pointed north
  7. Moving On To 2020/2021.

    I don't know if this is true. The ability to win big games and underachieving are two of the biggest knocks against Zimmer.
  8. who would you say should be in HOF ?

    Jim Marshall--No doubt.
  9. Moving On To 2020/2021.

    I would be down for the no-brainers if there is a plan at LT I'd be comfortable with 2 out of 3 for Rudy, Griffen, and Joseph I'm all aboard for trading Barr.
  10. I would add that while that is his motive, he hasn't really invested in the personnel to make it happen.
  11. Moving On To 2020/2021.

    For 20-21 Zimmer needs to turn over more offensive and defense control to the Oc and DC. Give those guys more freedom to be creative and aggressive. Focus more on being the HC. Combine the best of what he does with what they do. Prioritize OL and DL. The weapons are there on offense, but need to dominate LOS. Get to the QB and shut down run first on D. Zimmer loves his 1st round Conerbacks, but I say earn your money “cornerback whisperer” by developing a mid-rounder. Unless ONeill is moving to LT (questionably), Reiff stays and so does Griffin and Joseph (see point 2 above). Rhodes is obviously gone as well as one of the other CBs. Barr is on the trade block. He is good, but I think adding a similar player at another position of need could be more beneficial. Rudy will be missed, but have to a more long term approach. Try to add a size or speed mis match at WR3.
  12. Divisional Round: VIKINGS (11-6) at 49ers (13-3)

    I didn’t get to watch the game and would appreciate a summary of the loss. Was it a good effort by players and coaches who just ran into a better team, on the road, on a short week, and down a few players? Were preparation, coaching, play calling, effort, or execution issues? After the win against New Orleans last week, did this game provide you with more optimism or concern for the players and staff likely to return for 20-21?
  13. How can the NFL improve/modernize officiating?

    Full time refs A central HQ where refs are evaluated, taught, and trained each week before attending their assigned games. Merit-based pay.
  14. The Zim-Zam Flim-Flam: All Things Zimmer

    Thank you for clarifying. Everyone has their own views, opinions, and expectations for coaches, players, and the team. I get that some are more critical, have very high expectations and a shorter leash, while others are more supportive, patient, with more slack. I tend to be a little more critical and want to see signs of growth, development, and hope. The more I see the team moving in a positive direction on many different levels, the more supportive I am of the coach. Likewise, the opposite brings criticism. For me, this season and next put Zimmer in the make or break zone. Not in terms of strictly winning the Super Bowl, but demonstrating that he is truly capable of being able to lead a team there. While the team has been successful under Zimmer, the questions become...is this success enough? Is he a SB caliber coach? Does the team continue with the status quo or take a risk with someone else? So, the comment that seemed to generalize everyone who was critical toward Zimmer and the context of the criticism seemed a mischaracterization of those who are trying to evaluate the negatives and positives. While I do have a number of questions about the long-term status of Zimmer, I will say that the overall preparedness, intensity, performance, and particularly defensive game plan was a positive. Win or lose in SF, the performance of the team will say a lot about Zimmer's progression and ranking as a Head Coach.
  15. The Zim-Zam Flim-Flam: All Things Zimmer

    So anyone who criticizes Zimmer has a very narrow viewpoint, but anyone who doesn't criticize him has a very open viewpoint....?