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  1. In any event, I think this may be Austin's best landing spot because his role will showcase his abilities better than where he's been. He'll be a great spark plug to the offense and hopefully next year, when we have a new DC(crossed fingers) and an IDL worth a Scheidt he can be that gadget player that wins us a few close games.
  2. couldn't agree more. He had his chances and hit a ceiling. He'll probably go on to star in the XFL, however... that'd be fun... ....go on....
  3. can he stay healthy and does he still have the explosion... On the other hand, Rodgers is the best QB he's ever had by far and this offense is suited for his skills on jet sweeps and bubble screens.
  4. Agreed. Chicago's offense played into our hands during much of the 2nd quarter, the 2nd half of the 1st quarter, and then from the middle of the 3rd on to about 7 minutes left in the game. Raven Greene is a dime-backer that was constantly finding himself in a mismatch because of Pettine's scheme. If that wasn't bad enough, we went to a Dom Capers-esque, pillow-soft zone when we shouldn't have. Others here and abroad(read: Facebook groups) have already expressed their desire to keep the foot on the gas pedal, even when we have a cushion. We haven't and that's why we lost to Indy, it's how we let Minnesota back in the game in Week 1, it's the reason we eeked out a win against the hapless Jaguars, and it almost came back to bite us last night. If Foles is the QB, we lose that game the exact same way we lost to Indy. Pettine doesn't care about the run defense, that much is obvious. Where I will disagree with you is on pressure. We were dialing it up pretty well last night and got 3 sacks out of the night and actually got turnovers - something we don't do, which alone should get Pettine fired... However, the issue hasn't been not getting enough pressure, it's not getting that pressure quicker or not trying to apply that pressure at all.
  5. ...and that's probably what it'll come down to as well...
  6. Starting to think that it's a foregone conclusion that he'll walk after the season is over. Jenkins has proven he can play any position along the OL at an elite level and can stay healthy and with Patrick and Hanson as insurance, it's not a matter of "if" but a matter of "when." PFF had him listed as the best Center in the league by their calculations, which should do nothing more than drive up his price.
  7. Wait, so Runyan was moved to LG? I missed that. Still, he's been exactly what I predicted in that he's been incredibly good in what action he has seen and can use those snaps to work out some of the mechanical and technical issues in his game. Barring injury, he's Lane Taylor's replacement as far as I'm concerned and it's only a matter of time before he leapfrogs Patrick IMHO.
  8. I bet Dan Katz had something to do with that...
  9. Put our back-ups in on defense. Grind it out with Williams at this point.
  10. Actually it is. It can be a bit difficult to find but if you find it, buy it.
  11. Now's when our defense breaks down.....FFS....
  12. This is why I dedicate a particular day of the week to get drunk AF. I too have to pee in a cup. BTW, has anyone else out there tried the Yuengling Hershey Porter? I know you can't find Yuengling west of Appalachia, but I know not everyone here lives west of Appalachia...
  13. This is yet another game where the defense gave it up. We can talk all about fumbles, but even without them I think we can all agree that Indy was going to come back... We should be happy we lost be 3 in OT because this should've been a blowout for the same reasons the 49ers games were blowouts and Tampa Bay was a blowout...
  14. One of my old co-workers was Coast Guard so I can definitely appreciate the work you do and how hard you work. As for the mock. I like the direction, but DeVonta Smith is off the board by the time we pick IMHO. I also think we go OT as well sometime early as RT is really still at ? given Turner's struggles against speed rushers. The biggest gripe I have is the first 4th round pick. It makes zero sense to draft a Guard when you just drafted two the previous year, one who has played significant time now, and you've resigned Lane Taylor who has missed at least 20 games within the past two seasons. I too would go DB over K and go Mike Rose over Nate Landman as well. Rose is essentially Brian Urlacher, an oversized SS that was moved to ILB at Iowa St. and has done nothing more than make plays. Other than that, I have no comment for the other players, but again, like the direction you took overall, I disagree with letting Kirksey and Smith walk and I don't think Corey Davis is a viable FA target. Jenkins' injury history does make me worry a bit, but if he's cheap enough why not.
  15. This is why Billy Turner got moved inside...can’t handle the speed rush, just like last week against Josh Allen...
  16. Forgot we're the 4:15 game this weekend.
  17. That may be true but those guys being healthy doesn't negate a poor front-7 stemming from the lack of talent along the IDL outside of Kenny Clark playing in an even worse scheme run by someone who should not be the DC...
  18. I actually think we drop this game against Indy. They've got the talent to do what Jax couldn't do and we're on the road not to mention that Frank Reich is a much better coach than MLF who is clearly being carried by Aaron and the OL at this point as much as some here may hate to admit it. I too think this is where Arizona overtakes Seattle in the NFC West - Seattle's defense is worse than ours by a long shot and an aging Bobby Wagner can't do everything though he has SOME talent around him. Seattle needs a really good draft class on defense this coming Spring. I think Carolina beats Detroit, even without CMC. Teddy Bridgewater is playing solid ball and that OL's better than some think. If Robby Anderson wasn't the only consistent WR he had they would have a few more wins and that defense isn't as bad as we thought it was. I also don't see New England going back-to-back unless they run over the Houston defense, which is possible. The problem is that New England doesn't have the weapons that Cleveland does and Cleveland barely beat Houston at home. New England's defense is just so banged up that Watson only has to throw away from JC Jackson at this point. If Houston can get their running game going, their margin of victory may be 14-17 points TBH. I also have the Rams stunning the Bucs in Tampa. I think it's LA's defense that wins this game though as their secondary can force Tom to spend more time looking for an open receiver giving Aaron Donald enough time to get to him.
  19. Who has been good: Jon Runyan, Rodgers, Jamaal Williams Who has been bad: nobody that surprises us Who has surprised: Krys Barnes, Josh Jackson adding value Who is the player of our own we irrationally hate the most? Preston Smith What is our final record? 10-7 Who will win postseason awards? Not anyone from our squad I think Preston Smith is getting too much hate because his role has clearly changed. We're seeing more Gary out there rushing and more of Smith dropping back into coverage; Smith's role is clearly on Pettine.
  20. I think you're missing the point here: Rivers won't have to throw the ball much; our run defense is as bad if not worse than last year as evidenced by Minnesota two weeks ago. The question is not HOW we're burned against the run, it's WHO will be doing the damage. The sensical vote is Hines, but I'm going to go with Taylor because it's a game in which he can bounce back from the fumble and regain his confidence. Doyle will probably be a short-yardage guy in this game if they have a 3rd and 5 or 2nd/3rd and 7 type of scenario; plus we easily fall prey to gadget plays and trick plays. Couple all of that with the fact that Indy can be physical when they want to be and you have a far better head coach and DC and it spells another blowout loss for us. We struggled at home against the Jags who were with a rookie 3rd string QB and a banged up OL and we really only got pressure when Jax was on its last gasps...
  21. It's still a point of concern. One of the reasons Turner was moved inside earlier in his career was because he struggled with the speed rush. This should concern you because Tampa Bay obliterated our OL, Philly will have a similar affect, the Rams have a strong speed rush with Leonard Floyd(who had 3 sacks yesterday), and Arizona has a pretty good speed rush despite their obliterated DL and rushes their ILB's frequently. Fortunately, we still have Lewis to help out if Turner is the RT for the rest of the season, but after the season we'll have questions there...
  22. I think he’s done that already...
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