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  1. Tony Sparano Dead at the Age of 56

    The ER protocols are changing and they will push for 2-3 troponin/enzyme tests so they can see if its a trend or just interpersonal variability. The tests have gotten so sensitive that they pick up baseline levels in healthy people or even post-exercise boosts in serum levels - hence the interest in kinetics vs a single cutoff http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/124/21/2350 "Robert Jesse quipped, “When troponin was a lousy assay it was a great test, but now that it's becoming a great assay, it's getting to be a lousy test.” Sparano was a highly regarded NFL coach and human being , condolences to his family and friends
  2. Thoughts on the Offseason

    Sort of Its also the opinion of the coach who spent two years working directly with him on a daily basis.
  3. Packers 2018 Schedule and Opponents

    Cheesehead TV with a run down on the top NFL players the Packers will face this season GB will certainly be tested by the best in the league this year https://cheeseheadtv.com/blog/film-review-packers-toughest-individual-opponents-2018-428
  4. Thoughts on the Offseason

    Rick Gosselin is one of the best beat writers in the league and he covers the cowboys. Interview below Is there any chance he ends up back in Dallas? "I think they've moved on from him. I think if there was a chance he was going to return to Dallas, it would have been the power of persuasion of Jerry Jones back in March when they let him go. And that didn't happen. I think they've moved on from Dez. I think they want this group to emerge with its own identity and not in the shadows of Dez. And he wasn't that good a receiver last year. He still has trouble running routes, drops passes. This is not Michael Irvin or Jerry Rice we're talking about." He's said he'd love to be on a Cowboys rival. That boat has sailed. He's not gonna play the Cowboys twice a year. And he's not going to be the lead receiver. All the stuff that he envisioned way back in March when they let him go has not materialized. I thought he completely overplayed his hand by turning down Baltimore "
  5. Random Packer News & Notes

    in honor of Darelle Revis' retirement, here's 2 plays vs the pats at Lambeau, including one with Jordy vs Revis
  6. NFL’s New Anthem Protest Policy On Hold

    This one happened at Lambeau years ago - but the Network never showed it because they were in commercial break making mo money instead The only thing the owners care about is making mo money and that's why this issue has them flummoxed- because if they choose either side of the debate, they are alienating some of their customer$$. And that's why they've been so ham-handed throughout. They want to pander to everybody's wallet.
  7. CB Darrelle Revis announces retirement

    Do you remember borrowing $ 100 from me last week ?
  8. NFL’s New Anthem Protest Policy On Hold

    Indeed Impossible to make both sides happy, but they did find a way to make both sides unhappy. Truly an impressive feat
  9. Mike Pettine Defense

    https://packerswire.usatoday.com/2018/07/19/pff-ranks-packers-as-nfls-no-1-run-defense-entering-2018/ "Martinez, Daniels and Clark all graded out among the best at their position in playing the run last season. The Packers were also first in the NFL in missed tackle percentage on run plays. The Packers allowed only 3.9 yards per rush last season, good for eighth best in the NFL. Green Bay was also eighth in run defense DVOA, according to Football Outsiders."
  10. Roster schmoster Former Giants coach Bill Parcells: "You are what your record says you are...."
  11. 2018 Free Agency - Prospects for GB

    Fooling Around Friday : Would you trade HaHa, Hundley and a 2nd to Seattle for Earl Thomas ? They reportedly wanted a 1st and a 3rd as their asking price. With a bevy of young corners, Thomas could be the glue to hold them all together on the back end I'm not convinced HaHa is that guy. Not sure Seattle actually wants to move him, but GB offers something other teams can't: a viable Free Safety in return Hundley might be a good fit at back-up for Seattle, he can run a similar offense as Wilson - so maybe there's some value there They both are in line for new deals, much rather pay Thomas than HaHa and this move would bring GB a lot closer to the Championship defense that MM and Das Gute talked about this offseason.
  12. Thoughts on the Offseason

    These are the top guys who left GB this offseason, likely there will be a few more on cut-down day Jordy Nelson, Jeff Janis, Jahri Evans, Martellus Bennett, Richard Rodgers, Ricky Jean Francis, Quentin Dial, Ahmad Brooks, Joe Thomas, Damarious Randall, Morgan Burnett
  13. NFL News & Notes

    Lengthy article from SI, talking about Richard Shermans' Cornerback Camp out in SF and a quote from Richard about things going South in the Northwest https://www.si.com/nfl/2018/07/16/richard-sherman-aqib-talib-malcolm-butler-nfl-cornerback-summit-2018-power-rankings-mmqb "….Yet Sherman can’t help but wonder what might have been in Seattle. The Seahawks won a single Super Bowl, after the 2013 season, and spent the next four years falling short in the playoffs against teams that couldn’t claim Seattle’s wealth of defensive talent. Now the band is broken up, with Michael Bennett, Kam Chancellor and Sherman out of the fold, and Earl Thomas in a contract dispute that could lead to a trade out of Seattle. “It’s just unfortunate. It’s really unfortunate,” Sherman says. “I think it’ll all come out when they do the 30 for 30. Mistakes and poor judgment on things ruined what could have been a really special deal. You don’t have much left right now. And to say you’re not going to pay Earl Thomas is just ... There’s no decline in play there. He’s played the game the right way. Who do you have to pay? You have the two best linebackers in the game. You have the quarterback. You have a great wide receiver in Doug [Baldwin]. And you’re paying Duane Brown. “They’ve lost their way. It’s as simple as that. They’ve just lost their way. When you make too many mistakes over a long period of time, you kind of dig yourself a hole. And then when you backtrack, you gotta make a bunch of rash decisions to try and fill the hole and hope that it holds up. “When we were rolling it was an environment for pure competitors. When it becomes something else, then it’s more difficult to thrive in, and I think that’s what was tough on Earl, that’s what was tough on a lot of guys. But I think as it kind of progressed, you start seeing the writing on the wall. You’re like, ‘Not only are they probably moving in a different direction,’ but it’s like, ‘Ah, well, I kind of want to move in a different direction, too.’ So it happens like that. All great things must come to an end, I guess "
  14. Who Will Be The Worst Team in the NFL?

    Here's the bottom of the barrel in terms of Point Differential from the 2017 season https://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/2017/ Browns - 176 Giants - 142 Colts - 141 Dolphins - 112 Texans - 98 Broncos - 93 Who did the best job of bolstering the Defense and putting more Octane in their Offense this offseason ? Opinions vary The top of the 2017 PD chart goes to Eagles and pats who both came in at +162 for the season