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  1. New Derek Carr thread

    Well that's different than Carr being institutionally involved in the organization which is what I believe OG_C2X was getting at. But you knew that.
  2. FA 2020

    I disagree with this assessment. I thought the interior defensive line played relatively well compared to the rest of the league. Hankins and Hall are good early-down starters and Hurst has always shown pop as a pass rusher when needed. Between the three, I see a pretty good interior defensive line rotation. And, if I'm Armstead, I want to be rushing off the edge on early downs, not mashing in the middle. Also, if it was hard for Ferrell to get on the field during the last half of the season last year, he better get used to riding the pine in 2020 with Armstead on the roster.
  3. FA 2020

    I’m not sure how much sense Armstead makes as a high dollar signing for the Raiders. I actually think the defensive line is pretty good. I’d rather spend the money on the secondary and linebacker group.
  4. New Derek Carr thread

    Regardless of what you think about Carr, I think it’s clear he will be on the roster in 2021 as the presumptive starter. He has been heavily featured in the team’s Vegas transition this week.
  5. Random Raider Stuff

    Very hack-ish, which doesn't surprise me. Tafur reporting that Mayock and Gruden weren't close based on inference really shows how little value beat reports have. Journalists, especially beat journalists, like to pretend they have real insight but they are far less reliable than the national sports media.
  6. Random Raider Stuff

    I don't follow Tafur because I believe he's a hack, but why did he apologize? Is he admitting to making stuff up?
  7. 2020 NFL Draft Thread

    Patrick Queen has made a good first impression on me after watching him against Auburn and in the National Championship Game. I'd be happy with him or Murray at 19. Simmons may be beyond Vegas' reach at 12.
  8. New Derek Carr thread

    First, not every QB looks the same against sub-par competition. Arm strength and accuracy is not something you can pretend to have against a bad defense. Second, let's not pretend that Carr doesn't have other games against superior defenses where he played very well. Latching onto the Lions game is the epitome of a bad faith argument. I brought it up because it was the game I watched today and it was fresh on my mind. Also, of the many, many, many paragraphs I've written on Carr, somehow the Lions game is my main supporting example of why he's good? Pardon. And lastly, Dak is also a good quarterback who should receive franchise money.
  9. New Derek Carr thread

    Ya'll have serious reading comprehension issues. But I shouldn't be surprised. No one on here watches the games more than once and definitely not with any depth of analysis, but speak like you're quarterback's coaches.
  10. New Derek Carr thread

    I've been trying to rewatch some Raiders games since the season ended and it has only reinforced my faith in Carr. His game against the Lions is one of the cleanest games you'll see from any QB this season. He has a mind-meld with Hunter Renfrow and he's without a doubt one of the players Carr trusts most on this team. When this team was healthy during that brief win streak, Carr looked easily like a top 10 QB in the league. And it's not like the receiving core was that good: Waller, Renfrow, and Jones seemed to have the offense humming pretty well. Carr clearly trusts the former two and Jones is a nice ancillary weapon. Honestly, the more I watch the worse Tyrell looks. He's more limited as a route runner and much stiffer than I remember him in San Diego. Depending how things go this offseason, I could see Williams being the odd man out in the receiver room.
  11. NOTABLE RETIREMENTS Luke Kuechly Eli Manning NOTABLE CUTS Atlanta Falcons Devonta Freeman Chicago Bears Prince Amukamara Dallas Cowboys Tyrone Crawford Denver Broncos Joe Flacco Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jacksonville Jaguars Marcell Dareus Kansas City Chiefs Sammy Watkins Los Angeles Rams Clay Matthews Rob Havenstein Eric Weddle Las Vegas Raiders Lemarcus Joyner Tahir Whitehead Minnesota Vikings Xavier Rhodes Everson Griffen New England Patriots Mohamed Sanu New York Giants Linval Joseph New York Jets Trumaine Johnson Avery Williamson Darryl Roberts Tennessee Titans Malcolm Butler Cameron Wake Delanie Walker NOTABLE FA QB Drew Brees re-signs with New Orleans Dak Prescott re-signs with Dallas Tom Brady re-signs with New England Ryan Tannehill re-signs with Tennessee Phillip Rivers signs with Carolina Jameis Winston re-signs with Tampa Bay Teddy Bridgewater signs with Cincinnati Ryan Fitzpatrick re-signs with Miami Andy Dalton signs with Chicago RB Derrick Henry re-signs with Tennessee Melvin Gordon signs with Miami Kenyan Drake re-signs with Arizona Devonta Freeman signs with Las Vegas WR/TE Amari Cooper re-signs with Dallas AJ Green signs with Buffalo Austin Hooper signs with Green Bay Hunter Henry signs with Indianapolis Emmanuel Sanders signs with New England Robby Anderson signs with Philadelphia Breshad Perriman signs with Seattle Sammy Watkins signs with New York Giants OL Anthony Castonzo signs with New York Jets Brandon Scherff signs with Cleveland Jack Conklin signs with Indianapolis Joe Thuney re-signs with New England Bryan Bulaga re-signs with Los Angeles Rams Graham Glashow signs with New York Jets D.J. Humphries re-signs with Arizona DL Chris Jones re-signs with Kansas City Arik Armstead signs with Detroit Leonard Williams signs with Miami D.J. Reader re-signs with Houston Javon Hargrave signs with Carolina Quinton Jefferson signs with Tampa Bay Shelby Harris signs with Los Angeles Chargers Gerald McCoy signs with Dallas Michael Brockers signs with Arizona Ndamukong Suh signs with Seattle Edge Jadeveon Clowney re-signs with Seattle Yannick Ngakoue signs with Buffalo Dante Fowler signs with New York Jets Shaq Barrett re-signs with Tampa Bay Bud Dupree signs with Tennessee Matt Judon re-signs with Baltimore Everson Griffen signs with Los Angeles Rams Robert Quinn signs with New York Giants LB Corey Littleton signs with New York Giants Kyle Van Noy signs with Miami Jamie Collins signs with Arizona De’Vondre Campbell signs with Indianapolis CB Byron Jones signs with Las Vegas James Bradberry signs with Washington Chris Harris signs with Philadelphia Trae Waynes signs with Houston Xavier Rhodes signs with New York Giants Logan Ryan signs with Detroit Lions Jimmy Smith signs with New York Jets Ronald Darby signs with New York Jets Bradley Roby signs with Tennessee Mackenzie Alexander re-signs with Minnesota Eli Apple signs with Carolina Darqueze Dennard signs with Las Vegas S Justin Simmons re-signs with Denver Anthony Harris re-signs with Minnesota Ha Ha Clinton Dix signs with Dallas Karl Joseph signs with Arizona NOTABLE TRADES Carolina trades Cam Newton & 2020 1st round pick to Los Angeles Chargers for 2020 1st round pick, 2020 3rd round pick, and 2021 3rd round pick. Jacksonville trades Nick Foles, 2020 2nd round pick, & 2020 6th round pick to Indianapolis for 2020 4th round pick. (See Brock Osweiler to Browns trade.) Arizona trades David Johnson to Houston for 2020 4th round pick. Detroit Lions trade 2020 1st round pick to Tampa Bay Buccaneers for 2020 1st round pick, 2020 2nd round pick, 2020 3rd round pick, 2021 1st round pick, & 2021 2nd round pick. (See 2016 pre-draft trade between Tennessee and Los Angeles Rams.) Houston trades Will Fuller to Washington for 2020 3rd round pick. DRAFT Round 1 Cincinnati Bengals select Joe Burrow, QB, LSU Washington Redskins select Chase Young, Edge, Ohio State Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama New York Giants select Andrew Thomas, OL, Georgia Miami Dolphins select Jeffrey Okudah, CB, Ohio State Los Angeles Chargers select Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa Carolina Panthers select Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson Arizona Cardinals select Derek Brown, DL, Auburn Jacksonville Jaguars select Jacob Eason, QB, Washington Cleveland Browns select Jedrick Wills, OL, Alabama New York Jets select CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma Oakland Raiders select Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama Indianapolis Colts select Jevon Kinlaw, DL, South Carolina Detroit Lions select Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU Denver Broncos select Henry Ruggs, WR, Alabama Atlanta Falcons select Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma Dallas Cowboys select AJ Epenesa, DL, Iowa Miami Dolphins select Jordan Love, QB, Utah State Oakland Raiders select Patrick Queen, LB, LSU Jacksonville Jaguars select Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama Philadelphia Eagles select CJ Henderson, CB, Florida Buffalo Bills select Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame New England Patriots select Yetur Gross-Matos, DL, Penn State New Orleans Saints select Shaun Wade, DB, Ohio State Minnesota Vikings select Bryce Hall, CB, Virginia Miami Dolphins select Tyler Biadasz, OL, Wisconsin Seattle Seahawks select Raekwon Davis, DL, Alabama Baltimore Ravens select Marvin Wilson, DL, Florida State Tennessee Titans select Austin Jackson, OT, USC Green Bay Packers select Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU Kansas City Chiefs select Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU San Francisco 49ers select Prince Tega Wanogho, OT, Auburn Round 2 Cincinnati Bengals select Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson Indianapolis Colts select Laviska Shenault, WR, Colorado Detroit Lions select Shane Lemieux, OL, Oregon New York Giants select Grant Delpit, S, LSU Los Angeles Chargers select Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin Carolina Panthers select Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon Miami Dolphins select Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville Arizona Cardinals select A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson Cleveland Browns select Solomon Kindley, OL, Georgia Indianapolis Colts select Josh Jones, OT, Houston Chicago Bears select Trey Adams, OT, Washington Indianapolis Colts select Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah Detroit Lions select D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia Denver Broncos select Damon Arnette, CB, Ohio State Atlanta Falcons select Terrell Lewis, Edge, Alabama New York Jets select Julian Okwara, Edge, Notre Dame Pittsburgh Steelers select Zach Baun, Edge, Wisconsin Chicago Bears select Cameron Dantzler, CB, Mississippi State Dallas Cowboys select KJ Hamler, WR, Penn State Los Angeles Rams select Isaiah Wilson, OT, Georgia Philadelphia Eagles select Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State Buffalo Bills select Neville Gallimore, DL, Oklahoma Atlanta Falcons select Hunter Bryant, TE, Washington Miami Dolphins select Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama Houston Texans select Tyler Johnson, WR, Minnesota Minnesota Vikings select Curtis Weaver, Edge, Boise State Seattle Seahawks select Brycen Hopkins, TE, Purdue Baltimore Ravens select Troy Dye, LB, Oregon Tennessee Titans select Lamar Jackson, CB, Nebraska Green Bay Packers select Malik Harrison, LB, Ohio State Kansas City Chiefs select J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State Seattle Seahawks select Shyheim Carter, DB, Alabama
  12. This was the quote I relied on: "I'm open to coming back here. I haven't received an offer yet. If I do, I'd definitely like to be here. But, at the same time, it's a business. So, I'm going to let my representation and the representation of the Falcons handle that." To me, it doesn't sound like Hooper isn't open and anticipating to testing the open market. Also, having cap space isn't the only determiner whether a player comes back. A team usually wants a player back only under a certain number. That number may be higher elsewhere.
  13. Around The League V.2

    Arguably the best TE in the league.
  14. See the Osweiler to Browns trade to understand the trade better. Picking the player to fill the most immediate need is a) not always what a team does and b) not always the best move to lead to more wins. In this case, I believe the Cowboys picking Ruggs to play WR2/3 makes them better than the alternative.
  15. Me vs Mayock

    This was a myth perpetuated by Rich Eison, coincidentally also on NFL Network. Mayock was not nearly as influential as the rumors would have you believe. I, personally, relied more on Daniel Jeremiah's and Lance Zierlein who were also on NFL Network. It's also a myth that De and Edge are very different things. In fact, they're more the same than ever. Guys routinely play with both their hands in the ground and in a two-point stance in the same game. Mayock had a good draft, I even wrote as such when it happened, but picking Ferrell over Allen was malpractice. Also, this is more of a semantic point, but to me, edge means either a 6-9 technique in a 4-3 or an outside linebacker in a 3-4. But that distinction is largely pointless with teams being in nickel more often than not.