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  1. Free Agents

    Don’t underestimate the Europeans. The one part of the game where it’s not possible to be light years behind America is the kicking game. We’ve got some good ones over here, even if most teams go for 2 because they can’t trust their kicker to consistently hit a 20 yard XP.
  2. Exactly. I’ll never understand the issue with it. Why the offence wouldn’t just line up in the pistol to prevent that play being effective is beyond me.
  3. NFC next year, early predictions

    Koetter’s weakness was building a consistent running game. A lot was made of the weapons the Bucs have in the passing game, but you’re fundamentally limited as an offence if you don’t have a reliable running game. Tampa was the most one dimensional team in the league and we couldn’t close games because we couldn’t run the ball. If Atlanta can build their offence around the RBs and then add in the deep passing game with the receivers they’ve got, they could have a huge season. If Koetter continues with his aggressive, downfield passing attack while neglecting the running game, Atlanta will put up huge numbers, but won’t go very far.
  4. Why will we never see another Patriots dynasty again? Salary cap?

    Apparently a company Brady partly owns is paid to provide the trainers/ medical services to the Pats. Every other team in the NFL gets sponsorship money from their providers, along with those services. Is that the one you’re thinking of?
  5. The un-HYPEd Thread

    His body language has always been terrible. Remember the overtime game in Atlanta in 2015? He’s never a leader in a million years and it’s a mark of the stupidity of the coaching staffs we’ve had that they’ve tried to force him into that role. I can’t imagine Derrick Brooks ever responding to this stuff on Twitter. Leaders simply don't respond to inconsequential noise.
  6. Was this the worst call in NFL history?

    It’s getting embarrassing now with these statements tbh. What do they want Goodell to do? Release a comment about a single bad call in a game that had game changing bad calls for both teams? Throw the referees under the bus for one of the bad calls which didn’t actually prevent the Saints from having a great opportunity to win the game? We’re four days on and it’s absolutely staggering to me that a 38 year old is demanding a statement about a single incident, while conveniently ignoring a similarly bad call against the Rams which cost them a sure fire opportunity to take the lead.
  7. The un-HYPEd Thread

    He’s never a leader. He’s putting it out there for a reaction and to get people talking. A 30 year old putting this on Twitter is pretty embarrassing. It would be melodramatic for someone half his age.
  8. Other coaching news

    That situation was completely bizarre. Was it not the case that Schiano wasn’t even at Penn State when that conversation (and the underlying incident) took place? Even if he was, I just can’t see someone with Schiano’s character not taking the appropriate action.
  9. Other coaching news

    Great news for Cadillac! Does this mean Horton is moving on, or am I completely missing something? Edit: I did miss something, the current RB coach has a new off field role on the staff. Looks like Cadillac is the main RB coach. What a great opportunity.
  10. NFL announces 5 international games for 2019

    There are professional leagues outside of the US, but the standard obviously is nowhere near the professional level in the US. You’ll also find non-professional leagues in most countries in Europe and parts of Asia. You do have players like Boeringher and Obada who made it directly to the NFL from leagues in Europe (and guys who got to big college programmes after playing as kids in Europe) so there is some talent there, but the coaching and competition isn’t at a level to develop it fully.
  11. Was this the worst call in NFL history?

    Translation: ”I have no sensible suggestions”.
  12. Was this the worst call in NFL history?

    That’s a fair concern. I’d keep the teams to two challenges as they are now. So no additional challenges, but now you can use them to challenge penalties.
  13. Was this the worst call in NFL history?

    Probably make all penalties challengeable and leave it there. Pretty difficult to challenge any penalties except a missed facemask or a missed pass interference really.
  14. Was this the worst call in NFL history?

    I’d LOVE to hear how it could “easily be fixed”.
  15. Was this the worst call in NFL history?

    I agree the DPI was a worse no call than the facemask, relatively. I’m still convinced both could be considered bad no calls. The facemask would have changed the game, as would the DPI being called correctly. If this was a stand alone bad call against the Saints, I could understand the hysteria., but it wasn’t. It’s just another of a series of bad no calls that both teams suffered.