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  1. Better Peak Larry Fitzgerald V Sterling Sharpe

    That SB season wasn't dominant?
  2. Best Group In Football

    Rams DL People seem to have forgotten just how dominant Suh is. Maybe it's because he was playing in MIA, idk... but him paired up with Donald is going to be a problem. Those 2 are maybe the top game wreckers in pro football. Brockers is no slouch either.
  3. Best Average Prime Year: T.O Versus Antonio Brown

    Didn't matter what team or QB he was playing with, Owens dominated the league from around 2000-2007. His YAC ability was Jerry Rice on steroids, and while he wasn't quite Randy Moss as a deep threat (no one is) he was still a terror on the 9. This is a good argument for FF purposes, but in terms of real football it's Owens. He was unstoppable.
  4. They're also moving away from 12/13 personnel packages and towards the 10 package, which by default will give Elliott more space to operate. Also, Bryant and Witten didn't threaten any defense vertically. You could actually compress the box and play underneath knowing they weren't getting over the top of anyone. It will be interesting to see how Dallas' offense evolves this year, but they obviously committed to becoming faster and more explosive on the perimeter. Not sure how that equates to "completely focusing on Elliott without concern".
  5. Pats/Steelers Packers/Cowboys
  6. Philadelphia Eagles: Dynasty In The Making?

    Roseman isn't a wizard, he's simply choosing to max out his salary cap credit card. That type of cap management has been used before, but you're gambling on players maintaining their level of play or risk an excessive amount of dead money piling up. Depending on FA to build your roster is nice, but it's not a sustainable recipe. Dynasties are built through multiple years of excellent drafting. Roseman doesn't exactly have a great resume as a draft evaluator.
  7. Most underrated player on your team

    Sean Lee Feel like his injury history is the only thing that kept him from having a HOF career. When he's on the field he's one of the best defensive playmakers in the league, other-worldly instincts.
  8. Jason Witten planning on retiring

    He's 4th All-Time in catches in NFL history only behind Rice, Gonzalez and Fitzgerald. And he was arguably a better blocker than receiver. How is this a question?
  9. Saquon Barkley vs. Ezekiel Elliott

    Well, that same team went 4-12 the year before he arrived... and had the worst 3-week span of offensive production in franchise history when he was suspended in 2017. Seems to be odd parameters in place to stake the "benefactor of surrounding talent" argument. (this is where you admit he's a special talent)
  10. Saquon Barkley vs. Ezekiel Elliott

    Flashier highlights... okay... lol. Throwing Pumphrey's name into this conversation is odd... there's a difference between the competition he faced and Zeke putting up 230 against Alabama in the CFP en route to a championship. Numbers aren't everything, but understanding where those numbers came from is quite significant. Context matters, and Elliott was a monster on the biggest stages against the best competition. Barkley never had those moments.. his best games this year came against who? Akron? Georgia State? Iowa? He was neutralized against teams like Indiana, Northwestern, Maryland and Rutgers this year... MSU and OSU completely shut him down. That's half the season. You are severely underrating RB-specific traits like vision, decisiveness, patience and contact balance. Those are the reasons Elliott is consistently productive, and why he led the NFL in rushing by more than 300 yards as a rookie. Barkley may be 230lbs, but he doesn't run behind his pads like that size would lead you to believe. Dancing around and bouncing runs outside may work in college (and get you some "ridiculous highlights") but he'll find out very quickly its a different story in the NFL.
  11. Saquon Barkley vs. Ezekiel Elliott

    Elliott's career at OSU >>>> Barkley's career at PSU... it's really not even debatable. Barkley did have better testing numbers at the combine though, so I guess if you place more weight in workouts you could say that.
  12. 2019 NFL Draft Prospects

    The DT class next year is looking sexy; Ed Oliver Rashan Gary Jeffery Simmons Christian Wilkins Raekwon Davis Dexter Lawrence Oh my.
  13. Grade Your Draft

    I'm not big into post draft grades, so I'll sum it up; Dallas 1. Leighton Vander Esch - We've been starved for a MLB like this since our transition back to the 4-3 defense. Lack of range/athleticism/coverage from the Mike has plagued us, and this kid seems tailor made for the scheme. I don't know if he's Brian Urlacher, but I sure do like having a Mike with Urlacher-traits. Our defense has always imploded when Sean Lee was out due to horrific LB depth, it's exciting to think what this unit could become with LVE and a now healthy Jaylon Smith at LEO. 2. Connor Williams - If LB depth was the pitfall of our 2017 defense, OL depth was it's offensive counterpart. Once Tyron Smith went down with the back injury, our vaunted OL completely broke down and the Adrian Clayborn 6 sack game was the reminder all off season that we need to make sure that doesn't happen again. We had a difficult time replacing Ron Leary, and suffered for it in the run game. Williams was an absolute steal at 50, he fell due to a shortened injury plagued JR campaign combined with having short arms (shrug), but his 2015/2016 film shows a dominant OL prospect who should transition smoothly to the LG position between Tyron and Frederick. Gotta admire Dallas for doubling down on the engine that makes the whole thing work with this pick, and shows commitment to reclaiming their position as the best ground game in the NFL. 3. Michael Gallup - I was interested in grabbing him at 50 so to get him at 81 was incredible. The best way to describe Gallup is a WR who's just really good at everything, but lacks any standout elite trait like 4.3 speed or 6'3"+ height. I thought he was one of the most consistent WRs in this class, and he'll have the opportunity to climb the depth chart immediately. Dallas has completely revamped their WR position this off-season, and while Dez Bryant is the big name the media types like to chalk up as "hoW do yOu RepLaCe DeZ BrYanT?!", the reality is he hasn't produced in 3 years, has seen his ability fall off a cliff, possessed a sense of entitlement, and was eating up a considerable % of our cap. Dallas should be applauded for cutting ties, and the new blood they brought in that includes Gallup will be a welcomed change for Dak Prescott entering 2018. Rounds 4-7 were you basic matching value with needs types of picks, I'm most intrigued with Armstrong and Scarbrough although Schultz should have an opportunity to win the most snaps out of that group with Witten retiring and the TE position being wide open. Overall I thought Dallas had a fantastic first 2 days and made picks on day 3 that made sense. Williams and Gallup were great values for where they got them and they along with LVE, are all probably starters by November, if not earlier.
  14. Where do you rank Witten all time among TEs?

    Gonzalez is the best TE that I've seen, he just wasn't the blocker Witten was. I wouldn't argue with your claim that Gonzalez was more consistent, they were used differently in their offenses but Gonzalez was obviously very steady as well. Witten was everything you wanted in a TE, he just didn't have that down the field/big play element to his game because he wasn't an elite athlete at the position. Gonzalez was, and that's the main difference between them imo. You also have this dynamic where Gonzalez played in an offense that revolved around him in the passing game, whereas Witten didn't and was traditionally the second option in the offense behind guys like TO and Dez.
  15. Cowboys Real easy... Fletcher Cox - We picked Mo Claiborne over him in 2012, although he was the guy we were linked to throughout most of the process. One of the only glaring draft regrets of the Jason Garrett era. He's the toughest DL we play against, and does it equally in the run and pass game. DT also happens to be our biggest position of need. I could easily see this becoming Da'Ron Payne or Jonathan Allen in the near future.
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