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  1. 2019 NFL Draft Thread

    Best part of that is we will have time on our side. The front office will have til late April to discuss trades with other teams. If they blow this one Mark should fire all of them and then get rid of the team. There is almost zero chance of screwing this up without something unforeseen happening like Bosa tearing an ACL on his way to hug Goodell.
  2. Rumor: Raider Player to Retire (Jordy Nelson?)

    Are we saying the players are around them are similar, how hard it is to throw a TD or 3 against the 49ers D, or just how hard it is to lead a game winning drive to beat them. The last part is pretty hard when you have a tendency to throw the ball away on 4th down. Using Eli as an example to defend Carr is not a good choice right now. At least Mullens was held in check. I guess there is a huge gap between 31 and 32 this year.
  3. GDT: Chargers @ Raiders

    Is it going to change the end result? No. Let's try to save Carr's mental state or save some cap next year by trading him. Keeping him and letting opposing defenses beat him down til he is broken helps no one. Get something for him or protect him. Its like I have a Ming Vase that I bought, still owe money on, and it is sitting in my living room. It is valuable if I can sell it to someone but in the meantime I am letting my kids play catch in the house. It is useless to have it on display in my house where it is not appreciated and my kids are not going to listen to me when I tell them to stop. I should have the crappy ashtray my kid made for me on display. If they break it I do not have to feel bad about throwing it away and if my kids do not start listening to me it could be of some use because I might start smoking again from the stress.
  4. 2019 NFL Draft Thread

    Not beating a dead horse but could you imagine a line of Bosa-Hurst-Suh or any of the top five NTs in the draft-Mack. Pipe dream and would have taken up a ton of cap or draft capital but I could have played MLB behind that line and made the pro bowl.
  5. GDT: Chargers @ Raiders

    I am not defending Carr, Gruden, O-line, etc..., or anyone not named Hurst but Is it possible that part of the reason why the play-calling is so bad is that mentally Carr can not run the offense yet. This is entire thing is a dumpster fire but there are to many moving parts and pieces that play off of each other to see clearly what the issues are. Carr: Throws the ball away on 4th down is a) broken QB b) does not grasp the offense so had to run a bad play c)is frustrated with his players/coaches that he does not care and risking injury would be stupid or d) they are tanking and Gruden told him who cares if we win, if it is not there just play it safe. There are multiple answers for why everyone is doing what they are doing. The only problem I have is not trying to inspire confidence or excepting failure. The vet that is rumored to be retiring I would get in peoples faces and call them out in the locker room setting first. If they did not respond then I would do it for the world to see. If they still did not respond then I would quit. The worst thing that could happen is you get fired and the only explanation you need to give your next team is they quit and you tried numerous times to help change the mindset. Best case scenario is you have enough to retire and are a player that refused to compromise who you were as a player for an easy paycheck.
  6. Around the league v.1.0

    They kept saying that the Eagles had players in their secondary playing positions they had never practiced and therefore had to play the most basic defensive scheme. Probably the only reason why Dallas' O got going in the second half. This gave them some hope but they are done.
  7. 2019 NFL Draft Thread

    Quinnen Williams
  8. 2019 Free Agency Thread

    Signing Bell could be a trap like signing one of Tom Brady's backups. They might not be bad but that system makes them better.
  9. 2019 Free Agency Thread

    I would much rather go with Coleman in FA if we go that route. Coleman has less miles, will cost a third of what Bell gets, and averages more yards per touch than Bell (Bell 5.19/touch and Coleman 5.37/touch). That includes receiving where 20% of Bell's touches are receptions and Coleman is at 15%. With the money we save we could also sign a G and RT.
  10. GDT: Chargers @ Raiders

    The real game we need to focus on is the Monday night game. Hoping Giants can pull off the upset and we sneak into the #1 spot.
  11. 2019 NFL Draft Thread

    Completely agree. In my mock I had us picking up 2 in FA and 2 in the draft. We could also get one of the top DT that can be 3 down players also. We could go front seven with our first 4 picks and I would be happy depending on what we do in FA. This team should look very different next year and hopefully it is better.
  12. State of our team

    Same thing could be said for KNJ. This was easily a top 15 defense once KNJ was fired and Pagano took over. But we did not retain Pagano and dismantled the D. The defense could have been really good this year with a couple moves but Gruden decided he wanted his guys even though he has very little to do with that side of the ball.
  13. 2018 Depth Chart...How do you see it?

    1. All QBs would have a hard time producing in our scheme with our current players. The point was next year when we have better players and Carr does not show improvement. If he shows that it was just the talent around him then great. If it is another year like this year or Carr can not improve we need another QB that can come in and provide some hope and win a few games. Not take us to the playoffs but prove that Carr was a big part of the issue and we need to go in a different direction. If next year we go 1-7 with Carr and he gets pulled for AJ McCarron who goes 0-8 or 1-7 this franchise will look lost. The perception around the league will set us back even further. We are going to over spend on FAs anyways. Why not have a security blanket in our back pocket that can create when the team around him breaks down. Watch some of the Bucs games and you will see he is not getting the greatest protection right now either. Fitz also had a decent game last week while only connecting with Mike Evens once for 16 yards. Fitz will be the best QB on the market next off season if he gets there. 2. Carr career passer rating is 88 and Fitz 81. Never said Fitz was in previous years better than Carr but this year he is and Carr looks like he is having some issues with panicking. His numbers look decent and the TD/INT ratio could easily be from a change in system but when you watch the games I see things that make me think he is scared and this year was not beginning of it. I am willing to give him time but there are reasons to think he has something going on in his head that are not fixable. If all hell is breaking loose I believe Fitz is the better QB to have under center. If Carr can quite himself and we can get some talent around him than I believe he would be a better choice. We just do not know. My opinion in the mock is my opinion right now. The light bulb could turn on this week for Carr and I will be happy. He is my QB right now so I am pulling for him but I do not know if it will happen. 3. No Carr is not getting enough time and maybe Fitz would not put up the same numbers as Carr but he at least would look like he is trying to win. I do not know if Carr and Gruden are doing this on purpose but it looks really bad. Could be by design where Gruden told Carr do not worry about this year. Just learn the system and things will fall into place when we get more talent. I can not tell you what their intentions are but what I see looks like a FO, coach, and QB that do not inspire confidence. I see the complete opposite when I watch Tampa. That team keeps fighting no matter what and it looks like they are doing it for Fitz. I am not a Bucs fan but I enjoy watching their games this year. There is drama and intensity. They look like us in 2016 without all the luck and if they would have not pulled Fitz against the Bears they could have been 5-3. Not saying they would have beat the Bears but could have pulled out 2 of the 3 other losses. My overall point was that with the way things are going we need a viable option next year so we can at least look like we are trying to win some games. Getting the best QB on the market next year without using draft picks and signing him too a team friendly deal would go along way to instill some confidence back into this team. It might also motivate Carr to take some chances. Right now it looks like he is trying to protect his contract by not getting hurt. This way he knows to get payed he must earn it.
  14. 2018 Depth Chart...How do you see it?

    You have to have a fall back plan for Carr. I doubt, even if we sign a ton of talent like in my mock, the players around Carr are going to elevate his play back to 2016. New system and a ton of new players will take time to learn to play together. Carr needs his team to play well around him and do their jobs properly. Fitz can come in and create for himself. He would most likely run into a lot of issues because of the situation but but Carr does not have the mental ability too take a beating and perform. He starts to panic. I do not think there is a way you can look at the 2 QBs and say that Carr is better this year. Fitz's mental toughness was shown when after getting yanked for a player who is worse than him he did not cry or or get angry. He just went out and played. His defense put him in a horrible position and he still just played. He made mistakes but gave it everything he had. Carr looks broken or he knows the tank is on so he quit and fell to the ground when the wind blew to hard. Last weeks game was on the same level as the butt fumble but lasted the entire game except the first series.
  15. 2018 Depth Chart...How do you see it?

    Players are going to fall and some will rise. Would you call me crazy if I told you last year we would pass on Derwin James at 10 and then again at 15. Just about everyone had him as a top 3-5 pick. As the draft approaches we will have a better idea but crazy stuff still happens every year that most do not see coming. As far as Butler is concerned a lot will come down to his 40 time. He has a long stride so he could just look like he is not quick. He does look like he could have some problems going up against NFL DBs. Looks like the type of player that could jump into the top 15 or drop to the 4th because of the combine.