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  1. Rookies have learning curves for a reason. Lack of experience. No rookie QB has ever won the SB. Here is some proof that practice helps: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140716123835.htm “Does practice really make perfect? It's an age-old question, and a new study from Rice University, Princeton University and Michigan State University finds that while practice won't make you perfect, it will usually make you better at what you're practicing.” https://motivationandchange.com/why-practice-makes-perfect/ “Deliberately practicing new behavior has three effects: 1) you get better at doing it, which increases the odds that you will be successful at it when it matters, 2) you start to replace the old habits with new ones, and 3) you develop the habit of replacing old habits! First, remember that when you are trying out something new, it is best to practice that skill when the stakes aren’t too high. You wouldn’t want to shoot your first ever free-throw in the NBA finals! “ (Or the NFL playoffs) And here is the best argument against practice. But this just relates to mastery. But in the case of the playoffs mastery applies. 12% is 12% https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2014/07/25/actually-practice-doesnt-always-make-perfect-new-study/ “We’ve long been eager to believe that mastery of a skill is primarily the result of how much effort one has put in. Extensive practice “is probably the most reasonable explanation we have today not only for success in any line, but even for genius,” said the ur-behaviorist John B. Watson almost a century ago. The evidence is quite clear that some people do reach an elite level of performance without copious practice, while other people fail to do so despite copious practice,” wrote Brooke Macnamara, David Hambrick, and Frederick Oswald in Psychological Science. In fact, they calculated that, overall, the amount of deliberate practice in which someone engages explains only 12 percent of the variance in the quality of performance. Which means 88 percent is explained by other factors.“
  2. Never been proven outside of common sense!? Lol That’s a new one.
  3. I already answered that. Humans get better with repetition. 100% has been proven that experience helps you learn. The rookie WR that is getting his first start in the playoffs and still game planning/practicing with his coaches weekly is learning more than the rookie WR that is sitting on his couch or partying in South America. Does it specifically make players better at playoff games? Maybe some who deal with big game anxiety but probably not everyone. Practice and playoff experience is still better for you current roster than losing.
  4. Thats tough. I have both in different leagues. I want to say the Giants because Burrow is out and Cinci was a good matchup even with Burrow in. But I picked up the Giants defense in week 3 because JimmyG was going to miss for the 49ers. Nick Mullins ended putting up 36 points on the Giants and they lost me 4 points. I don’t really like Seattle on defense at all. Try the Rams v 49ers? That’s a decent matchup
  5. Probably. But I’ll take another 2018. We lost to the Rams, but it was a fun two weeks.
  6. I had honestly never even heard of GWDs, as a stat, before people used it to support Dak. Of course, when he didn’t have TDs or yards to back him up, GWDs were used as a stat to support him. Now that they don’t support him, I think we can all agree it’s time to put it to rest.
  7. https://www.theringer.com/nfl-preview/2019/8/28/20830363/quarterback-contract-bubble-salary-cap-dak-prescott-jared-goff “Why NFL Teams Find It So Hard to Quit QBs Cheap, young quarterbacks are the holy grail of modern football building blocks. So why do teams keep handing out $30 million extensions to less-than-elite passers? There is nothing more valuable in the modern NFL than a capable quarterback on a rookie contract. That’s become an accepted truth, gospel for franchises that obsess over finding the smartest possible ways to build their roster. This line of thinking began with the emergence of Russell Wilson, the first player under the current CBA to show the advantage of having a cheap QB. When the Seahawks won the Super Bowl in the second year of Wilson’s deal, his salary cap hit was just over $681,000. He was Seattle’s 26th-highest-paid player in 2013. In the years since Wilson’s breakthrough, other teams have followed the Seahawks’ blueprint. Front offices have seized on the opportunity provided by having young quarterbacks on low salaries to stockpile other assets. The Rams and Eagles took advantage of rookie deals for Jared Goff and Carson Wentz, respectively, by swinging aggressive trades for established stars and scooping up useful players like Ndamukong Suh and Malik Jackson. With Mitchell Trubisky making just $6.6 million last year, the Bears didn’t blink when trading for Khalil Mack and handing him $90 million guaranteed. And Chiefs phenom and reigning league MVP Patrick Mahomes will count for just $4.5 million against the cap this season—about 12 percent of what he’ll garner annually when his mega-extension likely goes into effect next offseason. Yet even as the advantages of a quarterback on a rookie deal have become conventional wisdom, few teams have showed financial restraint toward the end of a passer’s initial contract. The Dolphins handed Ryan Tannehill a four-year deal worth $45 million guaranteed in 2015. The Jaguars gave Blake Bortles a three-year extension that included $26.5 million in guarantees after the 2017 season. (He’ll carry a $16.5 million dead money hit for the Jags this year.) Carson Wentz got a four-year, $128 million extension this summer (with about $108 million guaranteed), and it looks like the Rams and Cowboys will likely follow suit with Goff and Dak Prescott, respectively. Prescott reportedly wants upward of $35 million per season, a figure that would challenge Wilson’s new deal for the largest annual QB salary. These contracts don’t just amount to a raise—each one seems to come at the top of the market. “I 100 percent understand that it’s really intriguing when you look at it from a business perspective,” Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff says of the notion that teams could just start anew with another rookie QB. “ It’s a striking disconnect in a league that has increasingly embraced analytics.
  8. It was a 4 to 6 month injury. I don’t see anyway he makes it back by the SB, nor would I want Dak to come in off a lay-off after we made it that far.
  9. It goes completely against analytics. Some are worth it. Mahomes, ARodgers, Peyton Manning types. You have to at least try to draft a blue chip first round QB to get those types. Something we haven’t done since 1989. Other than that, the other contracts are mostly mistakes. The most harmful thing a franchise can have is an average QB on an elite contract. The most advantageous thing a franchise can have is an average(or better) QB on a rookie contract.
  10. Winning with a $3m QB 100% proves you can win with a $3m QB.
  11. Apparently he isn’t dead...? In the hospital
  12. Parsons and Sewell did though. So if we don’t want Lawrence/ Fields, and we want a guy that played last year who are we taking at 3? Hypothetically
  13. See, I was totally on team tank, but now that we have 3 wins and Martin at OT, I don’t see how we get pick 1 or 2. Pick 8-15 isn’t as enticing as a playoff run to me. The Vikings were one of the hottest teams in the league coming in to Sunday riding a 3 game win streak. Dalvin Cook and Thielen were supposed to kill us, and they did, but we won anyway. The Steelers are 10-0, and even though I thought Gilbert played well, after seeIng the offense yesterday, I feel like maybe Dalton could have won it.
  14. I just hate this draft because nobody played this year
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