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  1. Around The League V.2

    I said he's good to great. What I mean by that is he can play great at times, but he's at least a good player at the position. Howard being the highest-paid corner is justifiable. Corner is like left tackle and quarterback; the next player up to be paid is often going to be the next highest player at the position--that's how important the position is. Howard won't be the highest-paid corner once guys like Ramsey and Lattimore are due. I can say Fitzpatrick is an average to good player because I've seen him play. He's an average corner and deep safety but a good slot zone corner.
  2. Around The League V.2

    Howard is a good to great-player at a higher-valued position vs. an average to good player at a lower-valued position (and need).
  3. Around The League V.2

    Howard is a bigger upgrade over Worley than Fitzpatrick would be over Harris. As far as on-field play goes, Harris has out-played Fitzpatrick full stop.
  4. Around The League V.2

    Minkah hasn't proven he's an elite, or even Pro Bowl, talent in the NFL yet. Last season he played out of position at corner for a few games, and I wasn't particularly impressed otherwise. I was also much lower on him than most when he was coming out because I saw him as a niche player--a guy who excelled at playing in the slot in the flat zone. I view him generally as an average corner, an above-average safety (of which there are many already on the roster), and a quality slot zone corner/safety. As stated, I view Lemarcus Joyner as a better player than Fitzpatrick in just about every respect. Corner is a much more valuable position and only Conley is the only proven above-average player at the position on the roster. If Conley had indeed gone down, the team would have been in dire straits at corner. Worley has only shown to be average and Mullen is a rookie who got picked on a lot with Conley out. Johnson being good is a complete crap shoot with the odds are that he's not. I don't see the same think on tape with Howard but I've honestly not studied him very closely. I think we really only have two solid players at the position if you count Joyner. Worley has played average to below-average through last season, and Mullen and Johnson are rookies with the former getting picked on a bunch last game. Corner is not a position you want to mess around with, and if an elite talent is available you go get him.
  5. Around The League V.2

    I'd much rather go after Xavien Howard than Fitzpatrick. So far, Fitzpatrick has looked like a dime-a-dozen starting safety to me (when he has played safety). And his best role, nickel corner, is already occupied by a better player in Lemarcus Joyner.
  6. Expectations for this season?

    Quite the heel-turn.
  7. Raiders officially release Antonio Brown

    There's no way this forum is mature enough to handle this type of news. Best to keep it movin'.
  8. Broncos @ Raiders Week 1 GDT

    Meh, not fast enough.
  9. Broncos @ Raiders Week 1 GDT

    That was a Richard on that last run. Thought ran into the defender there.
  10. Broncos @ Raiders Week 1 GDT

    He’s really been proving me wrong. Gained a lot of strength this summer.
  11. Broncos @ Raiders Week 1 GDT

    They’ve been tightening the screws after the Broncos cross the 50 it seems. Man coverage can get tiring.
  12. Broncos @ Raiders Week 1 GDT

    Key with the bull rush and Mayowa with the finish.
  13. Broncos @ Raiders Week 1 GDT

    Probably not on the bolded. Carr has expanded his game. In this first half he has shown a willingness to move the pocket more and even evaded a free rusher. In years past we would eat the sack if he couldn’t get the ball out in time. Although the tackles played terribly last season, he did them no favors with his inability to create once things broke down. Even in 2016, he wasn’t adept at moving in the pocket or evading rushers. Getting him to create on his own and extend the play will get him from average to good, to good to great.
  14. Broncos @ Raiders Week 1 GDT

    Lot of inside work for Ferrell on passing downs.
  15. Broncos @ Raiders Week 1 GDT

    He may have always been good, but that wasn’t your original point—he looks different. I’ve watched a lot of Carr—especially last year—and he looks different this year. He even looks different than 2016.