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Everything posted by Roninho

  1. Raiders sign QB Marcus Mariota (2 years, $17.6 M)

    Ah ok that would be a better scenario. I wonder what the floor is for gruden & mayock to accept a trade offer for Carr.
  2. Raiders sign QB Marcus Mariota (2 years, $17.6 M)

    How do you manage that from a cap perspective when the raise kicks in? Cut Jackson during the season?
  3. Yeah probably like this. I know i dont have the talent for being a gm, and thats why i would try to hire a capable one. However that gm (and coach) will have to accept that i'm going to be around on a daily basis, to get the info and explanations on what they do and why and give my opinion on it. The only other rule they have to follow is make sure to always be cash positive because you got yourself a broke owner who wont finance anything
  4. Oh i agree. I see it as a very good rotation, imo very little drop off when we sub our starter. That should be a force late in the season and late in games. As for the base starting d-line, yeah that in itself is not impressive, i would not be to worried playing them. However not sure what we could have done in FA to make it much better.
  5. Best and worst contracts handed out in FA thus far

    Well it's the same take you gave us so...
  6. If we can get Mayowa and Dion Jordan back imo we have a very strong rotational d-line Ferrel - Nassib - Jordan Hankins - Hall Collins - Hurst Crossby - Mayowa - Key Minimum imo we need at least one of Benson/Dion or another guy, and preferably both.
  7. FA 2020

    So how about Floyd as SLB?
  8. The Official XFL Thread!

    We seen a bunch of these leagues and they all seem to fail. This to me is the same thing tried again. Why not try something different? How about you start a league with pro team where every pro team is modelled around 1 famous college team? Like a collega alumni team. Meaning you can only have former players of that college, you play in the same colour combo of that college and even have a name similarity. You could have Denard Robinson for 'the Wolves' versus Terrel Pryor at "Buckeyes'" Assuming the starters and 2nd string guys who graduated/finished their college career but were not good enough for the NFL would be in this league for 3 to 5 years you'd have a pretty strong competition and a lot of name recognition and probably fans as well.
  9. Out of the top of my head in the past 20 years or so: Belichik Vermeil Reeves Carroll Coughlin Gruden Reid Dungey Holmgren Fox Probably missed a bunch as well. i would not be surprised if data would show that former HC's who had some decent succes (playoff calibre) get on average better results in their second HC gig compared to rookie HC's in their first gig.
  10. 2019 Coaching Carousel Thread

    So this would mean that in 3 years Schiano could leave for a different school and Rutgers would be compensated $2 mio? While if they would want to fire Schiano at that point in time they still would have to pay him $15 mio ? Looking at the numbers it almost makes Schiano unfireable untill 2025.
  11. The Official Michigan Wolverines Thread

    If you exclude the games vs. Ohio State the conference record for Harbaugh is: 32-7 in 5 years. For reference, Ohio State under Meyer and Day have lost 4 conference games in 8 years, and that includes vs. Michigan. Thats a 63-4 record. Harbaugh is on pace for 64-14 excluding Ohio State, so he loses 3 times as many versus other Big10 teams then Ohio State does.... As long as Michigan keeps losing close to 1,5 games a year versus other Big10 teams they shouldnt even think about beating Ohio State regularly. Imo Michigan should focus less on Ohio State and more on how to build your roster and improving gameday management so that at least 3 out of 5 season you end up with beating all big10 teams leading into the Game.
  12. GOTW #1 | Week 14 | #1 Ohio State @ #13 Michigan

    I knew the advantage but was still shocked to see how easy they had it.
  13. The Official Michigan Wolverines Thread

    Harbaugh first needs to get the program at the level of clearly 2nd best in the division. This will be the 4th out of 5 years that Michigan isnt 2nd. You can't take advantage of a Ohio State down year if you are not 2nd best to begin with.
  14. The Official Michigan Wolverines Thread

    Without the mistakes it was still a longshot to win. But you cant win for sure with all the mistakes. Play a mistake free first half and its a tie at halftime and you have a shot.
  15. GOTW #1 | Week 14 | #1 Ohio State @ #13 Michigan

    I felt that the 1st half was decent from a coaching perspective. You need your players not to make mistakes when the other team is simply better and Michigan gave away at least 11 points in the 1st half by player mistakes: The fumble by Patterson costing them 3 points as a minimum, giving up a TD due to a penalty on the punt after you have them off the field costing them 7, and missing a PAT. That's going from 13-28 by half time to 20-21. imo only the PAT is something you can put somewhat on the coaches. After being down by 15 by halftime versus the #1 team who also receives the ball basically the game is over. You get in desperate playcalling by then. Anyway a devastating loss. To me the biggest letdown was how the Ohio Stat o-line was simply dominating the run blocking right from the start. That was men vs. boys and told the whole story about how much better that team is.
  16. How do you fix the Bengals?

    If you think there is a franchise qb draft him. Make sure you provide him with an oline and some weapons. So dont trade guys on offense unless someone overpays and get some starters in fa. On defense anybody that isnt going to be around when your qb's contract will be up for renewal is available for trade. Aqcuire as much draft capital as you can and go bpa after the qb pick. Assuming the qb is the right pick you now have ensured that he has a situation where he can develop without gettjng killed. Then it will take a year or 2 before the D is up to par.
  17. Justin Ellis was a pretty ok run stuffing DT for us. If he is still at that level the Ravens get a good rotational guy. The question is if Ellis is still at that level. He has played 139 snaps in 2018 and 2019 combined due to injuries.
  18. Yeah right you don't believe that i hope? Massive amounts of US expats living in the UK who for sure are not being taxed at 80%. There are a lot of international tax rulings in place so that expats don't get taxed twice. And i would not be surprised to see the NFL make a deal where they get 0% tax (bunch of us companies for example go to the netherlands and ireland and get a minimum tax rate in return).
  19. FA 2020

    I would like us to use some of those late round picks to trade for decent vets. Like Zay Jones for a 5th, Robert Quinn for a 6th and Kenyan Drake for a 6th. These types of players can help massively in getting real depth and might even start if it is in a position of need.
  20. Player Appreciation Thread

    Imo the best part is that outside of Incognito all decent players on our roster should be at their current level of play in the next 3 seasons and a bunch of them still have upside.
  21. Will Oakland make the playoffs?

    How about... the Raiders use the first rounder they acquired from the Bears in the Mack trade to help their pass rush and trade it for Khalil Mack? The Raiders get the DE they need to make the step to being a real contender, and still have their own 1st rounder to further improve their team. The Bears have to restart without a franchise QB, and now they would have a top 5 pick to get their QB of the future. Anyway, just kidding. But to get back to the OP, no i don't think we get into the playoffs, imo we are still a 8-8 team. We can surprise, but could just as easily lose 3 straight.
  22. Is there any info on what EA paid for the rights to use the colleges in NCAA football? I'm wondering what that would mean per player if there would be a 50-50 split between colleges and players (a bit like in NFL, where if i'm not mistaken close to 50% of the media revenue has to be spend by the teams in the salary cap).
  23. The Official Derek Carr Thread

    I picked the Lions on purpose as the example. Imo Stafford is a top 10 QB, and Carr hasn't shown consistently that he is one. Hopefully this season is not an exception, but we are seeing the 'new' Carr and he is making the step to Staffords level. I'm simply not sold yet, because we have years of tape on Carr where he is showing he isnt a top 10 qb. But even if he is i don't see him being a better QB then Stafford, and Stafford hasn't won ****. And that is because the Lions made many mistakes in building their roster. We are very very very similar in that (we just traded away our 2017 1st round pick for a 3rd). I hope that Mayock is changing this but as long as he hasnt proven that imo in the case Carr is turning in a top 10 qb we are still very similar to the Lions: not winning anything.
  24. Player Appreciation Thread

    Yeah, fully agree. Didnt understand that. For years i see guys that are very serviceable DE's or LB's who get cut. Imo if you spend your 6th and 7th round picks on these type of guys and accept that you'll overpay 10-15 mio on 3 to 5 guys you can easily upgrade your weaknesses to an acceptable level of play. Imo 3 guys a la Quinn typically make your team better compared to one 12 mio free agent and three 6th and 7th round guys.
  25. The Official Derek Carr Thread

    While i don't agree with a bunch of names on your list, imo we all can agree Carr is a middle of pack QB. If he is 12th or 18th best isnt really the most relevant discussion though. More interesting is the question do you move on and try to upgrade or work with what you have and win via defense. By keeping Carr i could see us becoming the Detroit Lions: Having decent seasons but never be really in contention for anything. It is a hard place to be in, because the alternative (moving on from Carr) actually has a bigger chance of us becoming one of the many franchises drafting a bust and be stuck with a downgrade like close to half of the league had the past decade.