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  1. How good is Jared Goff?

    @jrry32 i know you've disliked Luck for years, but after this season especially, how can you sit there and just pretend like Luck couldnt even hold Goffs jockstrap? Did we not just see what Luck was able to do this season, where he finally had a good/great OL (which Goff has had the last 2 years). Or having finally gotten just any production from his runningbacks on the ground? I mean, hey, I know Marlon Mack is an elite talent and was the 2017 OPOY and had 21 TDs this year...wait a second. Jk. That was Gurley. Luck also finally had at least one other guy to throw to finally besides TY. The God otherwise known as Eric Ebron. I mean come on. What Luck did this year was incredible. You seem to want to ignore stats here (since Luck beats Goff in almost every important one, I understand why you chose to do so. Even though, when it suits you, you love to bring up Goffs stats). Even by the eye test, Luck was a top 5 QB this season. Goff was easily top 10. But I came away more impressed with Luck. And who cares if Luck is 29? Theyre both still QBs who should have another 10-15 years at least of high level play. I mean, prior to the regular season, people on here literally were essentially questioning if Luck would even ever play another down in the NFL. Let alone do what he did this season. And as far as his arm strength? Stop. His arm was plenty good enough this season. Good enough to help his team reach the divisional round , in a season in which the Colts were supposed to be a bottom feader because of their perceived "worst roster in the NFL". Good enough for him to set the NFL record of number TD passes thrown to different players (13) in a single season. Or to tie Peyton for 2nd most consecutive games with 3+ passing TDs (8). Or to throw for 39 TDs, with a 68% comp pct, with a 6.1 TD % (better than Goffs btw) and a 2.3 INT % (only .2 pts worse than Goff). So sure, cry bulk stats all you want. But Luck is Better than Goff right now and thats not exactly an insult to Goff. There arent 5 QBs Id take over Luck atm.
  2. Bengals to hire Rams QB coach Zac Taylor as head coach

    Ok I had to just point out how irrefutably wrong this stance is. You realize that a handful of some of the most successful plays/concepts being ran today, notably by my team in 2017 en route to a SB win, came from Chip Kelly? Right? Obviously he didn't invent the RPO. But he damn sure used it a LOT with Foles.... And what about a play we see ran almost weekly by any good offense? Chip's HB Wheel-WRs underneath mesh concept? I mean hey, its not like our HC took tape of Chip Kelly's offense, studied it, applied it substantially into his offense, and proceeded to massacre the best defense in the NFCCG and then outcoach the GOAT with it. McVay is closer to Sean Payton 😆 stop I mean its crazy how even smart people (from what I can tell) like yourself will go to such lengths such as making crap up blatantly in order to pimp their guy or their team. Gimmicky college offense? Dude, what year is this? You know who runs oddly similar college looking offenses (I dont think that term should even exist but bear with me)? Every. Single. Great. Modern. Offense.
  3. Eagles Offseason Outlook: Offense

    In Free Agency, I think we should prioritize finding a RB capable of being a real #1. No more of this quantity over quality. Clement Smallwood and Adams are all fine....as backup/rotational backs. I want someone who defenses actually might have to even consider putting 8 men in the box for (example: RB who faced the least amount of 8 man boxes in the NFL? Wendell freaking Smallwood...basically teams didnt care if he was running the ball). With how crucial play action is not only to our offense, but really any successful modern NFL offense, we need a RB who can actually help open things up in that regard. My top three hopefuls are: Mark Ingram, TJ Yeldon, and Mike Davis. Rod Smith possibly as well. And in addition to RB, we should finally (third times a charm I hope) succeed in finding a true downfield threat WR capable of keeping defenses on their toes, gaining separation both underneath and downfield, and who can get YAC. Mike Wallace experiment did not work out. Stop with the past their prime WRs. I want to take a chance on a younger, unproven WR who has potential but just may have never had the opportunity to show it (like I wanted very badly for us to sign Emmanuel Sanders years ago, as well as Robert Woods, and Marquise Goodwin). Id love it if we signed someone like Chris Conley, Geronimo Allison, or David Moore. I really like all 3 of those guys. And for OL, I say use at least 2 picks there. 3 maybe even. Way more efficient to try and draft and develop OL than it is to overpay for FAs who we already know suck.
  4. He is actually a solid tackling safety. He can play in the box, he can cover HBs, or drop back in a centerfield role. Do you think its a coincidence that despite our poor CB play in 2017, our defense was still able to mask that? DL play and a good safety duo does that. And why did our secondary not miss a beat really when our cbs kept going down the last 2 seasons...only when McLeod goes on IR, we began to actually look like a team rolling out street FAs at corner?
  5. No he really hasnt. Any explanation as to why you think McLeod is so bad that we should not only cut him (when hes in his prime at 28 and on year 3 of a 5 year deal in which almost all of the guaranteed money has already been allocated no less)....but also then go and sign Clinton Dix, who in 2018 was worse than 2017 McLeod, is only 2 years younger, to twice as much $? What tape have you been watching my dude?
  6. Morey-ball

    I think the best teams in the current and future NFL, will be the ones that have the least amount of third down attempts as a whole. I think 3rd down success rate is still important for obvious reasons, but Id love to see a chart of every teams % of 1st downs gained within the first two downs. Ie who is getting the most out of 1st and 2nd down situations and not even allowing 3rd downs to be of importance. Id be willing to bet large sums of money that if we were to look at this chart I noted and the highest percentages by team over the last 2 years, that the top 5 would be: (*in no order) LA Rams New Orleans Philadelphia Kansas City New England
  7. Morey-ball

    IMO the closest thing there is right now to what you're referencing, is Canadian football. Mike Lombardi might be a clown like 80% of the time, but he is right about one thing: teams need to try and not be in ANY third down situations at all. No more "lets try and get to 3rd and short". Treat it like 3 down football, using 1st and 2nd down to get the 1st. Stop with these completely wasteful, down wasting 2 yard runs on 2nd down. Like what the hell is the point? If you're going to run it, use spread concepts with some jet motions etc. At least TRY to get the 1st down on 2nd and 10 when you run it, instead of trying to get to just 3rd and short. Its mind-numbingly frustrating. There are some coaches who have began to understand this though. McVay, Payton, Reid, Pederson, Reich...maybe one or two others.
  8. Your reasoning for cutting McLeod makes no sense....and it makes even less sense when I see you mocking Clinton Dix here on an 11 million per year deal????? Ehhhhh not a fan. I like the Sweat pick. But not the Love trade up at all. And wheres the OL?? Cut Wiz and sign or draft noone? Huh
  9. Why are people so eager to axe McLeod? His injury wasnt a career altering one. Hes still only, what, 26 or 27 years old? His contract isnt that bad at all. And he and Jenkins have good chemistry on the back end together on D, and IMO McLeod played really well during our SB run. Plus, retaining him would make it so that we wouldnt need to worry so much about keeping Darby, and more or less, wed be able to keep Maddox (who btw is going to be a freaking stud), Rasul, LeBlanc, and Jones all at corner and let them develop there. Having a veteran safety like McLeod who is both experienced and yet also still in the early stages of his prime, is an underrated asset. I hope we keep Graham. Sign him to something like 3 yrs/33 million with 15 guaranteed. People keep saying he had a down year, but he once again was in the top 10 in the NFL in QB pressures this season. *interesting stats: we had 3 of the 9 best pass rushers in the NFL in terms of QB pressures in 2018. Cox was 2nd with 95 and the closest behind him had 78. (Donald was 1st with 108). If it werent for Donald being an alien, Cox would be talked about way more. Michael Bennett had 68 pressures (9th in the league, and only 1 less than Khalil Mack). And then B-Rex finished in 7th place, AHEAD of Mack. PFF ranked our pass rush at #2 in the NFL. Which is pretty remarkable considering we didnt have Jernigan for almost all of the year and Barnett was out basically the entire season. We have a really good mixture of youth and vets up front on the DL. Why mess that up? I say keep Bennett, resign B Rex, restructure Timmy if we need to (although his contract has no guaranteed money so its nbd if we dont), and use one of our first three picks on an interior DL.
  10. Wentz vs Goff vs Prescott

    Goff and Wentz are almost too close. Wentz is the better QB when hes on the field, but the fact that Goffs never been hurt enough to miss any games IIRC is what makes them a tossup. The better poll would be Goff or Wentz or Foles. Dak couldnt even hold BDN's jockstrap (both in a literal and physical sense)
  11. Browns hire Todd Monken for OC

    I agree with this mostly. But I find the bolded to be grossly annoying whenever I hear people mention this imagination that is the "McVay coaching tree". Hes like 32! Hes been a HC for 2 years! He even said it himself, fairly recently when it was brought up after the LaFlaeur and Taylor hires, when he pointed out that that this imagined tree of his is fiction. Its more like, McVay, Kyle Shannahan, LaFleur, are all part of the Mike Shannahan tree. And Pederson and Nagy, the Reid tree. Then theres the grocery list of guys from the BB coaching tree. McVay is a long time away from having his own "tree". So to speak.
  12. Browns hire Todd Monken for OC

    Seriously. I really think, though, that it has less to do with Kitchens himself and his connections to these guys (are there any?), but more so to do with these guys hoping to ride these coordinator jobs into HC gigs. Monken should be a HC right now when you compare him to other hires, but the human garbage that calls itself Jameis Winston really messed up his 2018 resume and made it look worse than it should. Right now if I had to put money on who will be the hottest Head Coaching candidate a year from now, Id put it on Monken. Hes a brilliant offensive mind, going from coaching under Dirk Koetter, where Koetter probably did more harm than good to Monkens offense each week by just simply existing. He goes from Jameis to Baker. A puke-level run game to IMO one of the more talented backfields there is going into 2019. And Wilks of course simply wasnt given enough time to really get a fair evaluation of him. Hes likely hoping that he will be going to a team that will allow him almost total autonomy on defense (which is likely) coupled with a bevy of talent on that side of the ball will get him another shot. Unfortunately for Wilks, we are at a time where you have brilliant coaches, who are among the best defensive minds in football (cough Fangio), guys have 10-20+ years of NFL coaching experience, getting lucky to have one team interview them. Meanwhile, someone who has almost no NFL coaching experience ,unless you include sniffing McVay's skid-stained briefs one time at the combine, got twice as many that we know of, and got hired by Cincinnati....Zac Taylor. Fangio is 60, having coached for decades, while proving he can adapt to the modern NFL along the way by constantly fielding the best units in the league on D. Hes a brilliant coach and football mind. Zac Taylor (who the hell spells their name like that?), however, has this resume: Dolphins QB Coach for 2013-2015 - I can't say I was ever very impressed by Miamis QBs any of that time. Dolphins interim OC for IIRC 5 games when Campbell was fired. He was underwhelming to say the least. The OC and QB coach for the Cincinnati Bearcats of the NCAA for one year in 2016. The Bearcats' offense scored an average of 29 pts per game the 5 years before his arrival. In his lone season, he helped them....oh wait. No he actually was worse, coaching an offense that ranked in the bottom 10% of the NCAA and averaged 19 pts a game. A 10 pt difference. Then in 2017, he jumped back to the NFL to follow Sean McVay. And apparently Taylor was so impressive, that McVay made him the WR coach. Wait hold on. I meant the ASSISTANT WRs coach. He couldnt even get a job that Greg Lewis once held. But. ..Sean McVay!!!! And this past year he was QB coach. Although, being that McVay is apparently the QB whisperer, and Goff didnt make some huge leap from last year to this year, Im not quite sure honestly what in the hell Taylor actually did for the Rams. Besides massaging Goff's throwing arm every day for him, ot bringing McVay In N Out Burger during late night meetings. This just goes to show how insane these owners are about this whole idiotic notion that theyre gonna find the next McVay. Because its not gonna happen. McVays don't just grow on trees. I mean, Pederson, Shannahan, and McVay are the modern templates for what you should want in your HC. Each in their own ways. But i also think those will be the three best HCs in the NFL 3 years from now. It just makes me feel bad for these defensive coaches, who are gonna be relegated to working under guys 20 years their junior with less experience than a wet fart. A defensive HC can 100% win a SB rn. But the problem will be that to do so, they'll need a really good OC, who would end up bolting for to coach the Titans or someone, the following year. Sigh. /rant
  13. Eagles vs. Saints: Divisional Round

    Foles decided a beatdown would be too boring. He wants to give the Saints hope before he literally destroys their souls
  14. Eagles vs. Saints: Divisional Round

    Lol no. Our offense is much better. Especially our OL, QB, and HC.
  15. Eagles vs. Saints: Divisional Round

    Alright. Whew. Go for it Payton Big Balls Doug would
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