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  1. 2019 Sign, Draft or Promote - Starting TE

    Agree. He's the complete package. Hands, speed, smarts, blocking. He can play any role you ask him and can fit into any offense. He's the tight end version of Harrison Smith. Not truly "elite" in one area but very good in all areas which makes for a great player.
  2. The 2018 Kirk Cousins Megathread

    Just be thankful I didn't call you Weinstein..... But I do agree with you. The Kirk contract won't be a success, in my eyes, if in 2019 we win a playoff game and lose the next week (especially if it's wild card/divisional). 13-3 is damn hard to repeat and making it to the Super Bowl is even harder but at minimum, we need a NFCCG appearance (or better) if I'm going to consider Kirk a success. But I can't call Kirk a failure yet even if the needle is pointing more down than up. I know there's no point in being a "what if" thinker but it's still fun to play out the scenarios in different situations. It's a long off-season....that hasn't even officially started yet we're heading into 3 weeks without a meaningful game in Valhalla. Gotta do something to change up the conversation even if it means playing out fantasy scenarios. But like I said, it's nothing against you....I just hate that reply on a message board.
  3. The 2018 Kirk Cousins Megathread

    Maybe I'm wrong here but I think having a stout defense just isn't enough in today's NFL if you don't have a solid offense. You need a defense who can generate turnovers and bail out an offense with field position when an offense is struggling. Our D had a very good season and bailed out the offense many of times when we went 3 & out around our own 25 or deeper but they never really turned the ball over when we relied on field position. Our offense would stall, we'd pin them via punt around their 35-40, defense would stop them right back, then they'd punt it back deep in our zone, offense would stall, we'd punt it to their 40, blah blah blah. Rinse and repeat until something gives (offense moves the ball or opposing offense scores). We were 29th in the league in forced fumbles (although we did recover all 8 we forced) and 18th in INTs with 12. I know it's not Zimmer's (Matt) forte but I wouldn't be against getting some playmakers on defense or tweaking the scheme to allow for more turnovers. Obviously, there's only one Khalil Mack but he was responsible for 6 forced fumbles on his own. I just want a player who you can look at and say "Alright Cletus, go make a huge play and get us some momentum."
  4. The 2018 Kirk Cousins Megathread

    This is my thinking. I think the outlook on Kirk is a slightly bit better if he has a great wild card game and we still lose but there's so much stank on from the Chicago and Seattle game that unless the team won in Chicago (or Dallas I guess), the stigma around Kirk would be the same. There was just one too many games where Kirk didn't show up to say "OK, not the ideal 1st season but not completely bad."
  5. The 2018 Kirk Cousins Megathread

    Well no crap, Einstein. I mean I get it....there's technically nothing to be gained in talking about hypothetical situations that didn't happen but what else are we going to talk about from now to April? We can talk about "What If's" like if we drafted Hernandez instead of Hughes or Teddy never got hurt and kept that 1st used on Bradford or we never sell the farm for Hershel but there's no point in talking about how we feel about Kirk in that hypothetical because it didn't happen because you don't like Kirk? It's discussion to see what would have been considered a successful season for Kirk outside of the SB. Is making the playoffs enough? Is losing a close playoff game enough? Is winning the wild card game but losing in the division round enough? Sorry, I just HATE that reply when people give it. It's so condescending.
  6. The 2018 Kirk Cousins Megathread

    This is an honest question.... Kirk has the EXACT same season but Carlson's kick goes through to beat GB and the defense shows up for the LA game (aka games where Kirk put his team into position to win but his supporting cast failed him). We finish 10-6 and make the playoffs. Are we still this down on Kirk?
  7. Cam Newton to sit out 2019?

    I can attest to this. I had 12 left arm surgeries with 4 of them being shoulder from 2016-2018 and you really can't tell the damage until they go in there despite even the most up to date imaging. Lot of times it was a case of "Once we got in there, it was worse than we thought." There's just so much going on in a shoulder in such a smaller space that it's hard to get it on imaging.
  8. 2019 Sign, Draft or Promote - Starting DT (3-Tech)

    I don't know................... I guess it all comes down to how much Richardson wants. I was not a fan of him against the run at all but he's a good up the middle rusher. I guess give him a 1 year deal with room for a possible 2nd year and draft a guy.
  9. O-Line / QB / Special Teams Coach Search

    Just call her an adviser to your wife? Get a prenup first, tho.
  10. O-Line / QB / Special Teams Coach Search

    This is like having your (Zimmer) buddies ex-wife (Kubiak) hang around your girlfriend (Stefanski) to teach her the ways of being a good wife (OC).
  11. O-Line / QB / Special Teams Coach Search

    16-0. Book it, boys. Book it. Kidding aside (15-1 is more realistic)....This is pretty great. Zimmer is going to have a former offensive minded HC who has seen EVERYTHING but won't be pre-occupied with calling plays standing right next to him during the games. He can run the offensive side of the ball and teach Stefanki (as a former OC) while Zimmer keeps most his focus on the defense. Pretty much what we need since Zimmer seems to want to spend most his time on defense. This is a good hire.
  12. 2019 Playoffs

    Bears fans have heart broken by kicker? Check. Eagles season ends with heartbreaking mistake? Check. Chiefs beat and retire Brady/Belichick? TBD. Rams beat & retire Brees? TBD. Chiefs beat Rams? TBD. Perfect non-Vikings playoff
  13. O-Line / QB / Special Teams Coach Search

    I think he'll make it at least 4 seasons. Browns might even flirt with being above .500 next season. Yep. I said it.
  14. 2018-2019 Offseason Thread (Season Concludes)

    I doubt we have the cap space to pry him from New England. He'll probably get a nice deal from NE or a team will over-spend for him He's fresh off a 4yr/$17.2 mil deal and had an AAV of $4.3 mil last season. I really want Gould.
  15. O-Line / QB / Special Teams Coach Search

    I agree. Zimmer AND Spielman are on a bit of a hot seat. Kitchens has at least 4 years and Cleveland is his hometown. I think it was an easy decision.