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  1. Quarterbacks are overdrafted. It leads to a very high failure rate because the pressure is there from day one. Tom Brady was a late round pick and will end up being the GOAT. Brees was a second round pick. Now it’s like Tim Tebow and Johnny Manziel going high. You cant win without a quarterback but these overdrafts are destroying some people’s chances of being successful.
  2. I would cite Randy “Alligators Arms” Moss during his staybin Oakland. You could do it, but it destroys your value.
  3. Best UDFA that your team ever picked up initially

    Antonio Gates who definitely should be involved in any conversation about who the GOAT 🐐 UDFA is as well.
  4. Worst places for visiting teams in the NFL

    The thing about Mike High is the people are really nice to you. Even in my powder blues I had a great time.
  5. Is Drew Brees a Top 10 QB of all time?

    How a guy like Warren Moon never even gets mentioned in these conversations baffles me. Not saying he was for sure top ten but definitely shouldn't just be forgotten like he is.
  6. Most complete back in NFL history

    It's hard for me to not go with LDT as my impulse and final answer. Payton, Barry Sanders, and Marshall Faulk all deserve to be mentioned in the same conversation. Payton was my favorite as a boy but isn't in the same level as Tomlinson as a receiver. Not that Payton wasn't great but Tomlinson lined up for plays as a receiver. Faulk, the SDSU alum always loses to LDT when I compare them because LDT just had that nose for the goalline. Barry... walked away too soon. I'll always wonder what he would have done. Would he have faded out or still put up huge numbers?
  7. Chargers Hunter Henry tore ACL

    They’ve been cycled out. Even fired the team Doctor. It’s just bad luck. Exceptionally bad luck to lose a player like Henry in a non contact drill prior to even real practices starting. There is no way you replace a player like that. You can only hope to adjust the offense to compensate. I’m sure Gates is a consideration but other then being a great teammate and fan favorite, he doesn’t offer much at this point.
  8. Raiders sign former Chiefs MLB Derrick Johnson

    Typical stop gap signing. Best case scenario he starts and fills a gap. Worst case scenario he gets cut or has limited production with no impact on the 2019 cap. You bring in good locker room guys and make them compete for a spot. At the very least you get camp competition. I’ve always loved Johnson. He is on the back side of his career but maybe he has one year left. You don’t know until a fighter takes that one fight too many that it’s his last. Either way, Raiders have nothing to lose here. Required joke. Gruden doesn’t want anyone in the building making him feel old. Reality take: Raiders need Carr to regress from last year. Throw out 2017. Go back to 2016 Carr and they will be just fine.
  9. Chargers Offseason thread

    Rivers got sold to us during the Senior bowl so take that for what it’s worth.
  10. Chargers to cut Gates

    It’s a tough argument for sure. Antonio Gates versus Kellen Winslow. Dude was so good his son had a hype train entering the league.
  11. Chargers to cut Gates

    Love Gates and I’d love him as an assistant coach. He is 37 & shouldn’t be on any roster opening day. Maybe late in the year when bodies are worn down and your guy gets hurt. (Gronk) but not taking a roster spot from someone who has more then a game or two left in him. Yea though, ownership is a joke. No joke about it. There had to have been a better way to go about this then a league source tweet. Of note, he’s been a free agent this entire time so the market is tepid at best for Gates.
  12. Are the four best teams in the NFC?

    Ever since Bledsoe lost his job the New England Patriots haven’t looked good on paper. Every year you can point at their roster and say, well they are weak here and here. I don’t recall saying in the last five years their offensive line has looked better then below average and their wide receivers outside of Moss have been other teams cast offs. In spite of he severe lack of paper talent they somehow magically have won championships and been every single year in the playoff hunt. The GOAT QB is physically unimpressive. He doesn’t wow you with arm strength, or some flashy highlight runs. Even the year they lost him Matt Cassell still took that team to the playoffs. There is zero argument to ever ever expect them to not be a top 4 team or call them the tallest midget. They have a winning culture that every other team is trying to duplicate. Anyone remember seeing a Vegas Line where the Patriots were the underdog since the GSOT?
  13. 2019 Head Coaching Candidates

    I don’t know how much I believe that. McDaniels will get a HC offer should he want to pursue one. I don’t know if any of the other owners will honestly hold not wanting Irsay as his boss against him. As to the succession. Maybe. I don’t know what was said. I don’t even know I’d trust what was said. I could very easily see it being Kraft saying you’re our first choice when Belly retires and Belly saying in his usual cryptic way, I’m not thinking about how much longer I’m going to be coaching. I’m just focused on this season and there being a take from that.
  14. Chargers Offseason thread

    So Addae is still on the field? Way to ruin draft day for me.
  15. Chargers Offseason thread

    Well the human miss isn’t going to do it.
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