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  1. The Good, the Bad, the 0-2 team vs the Broncos

    I just caught this game last night and although it was a loss, I thought the team looked pretty good overall. Good: Carr played a very good game. So far, including the Monday night game, I think he's looked as accurate on underneath throws as ever. Marshawn Lynch looked like LeSean McCoy on some cuts. Amari Cooper got it going. This is also probably a product of Carr looking his way more. Kolton Miller held his own against Chubb on the left side. Rashaan Melvin looked really good on his interception. Bad: The edge pass rush looks anemic on most downs. Gareon Conley didn't have a good game like some are suggesting. He got beat or should have got beat a handful of times. Donald Penn got manhandled by Von Miller.
  2. Week One GDT: Los Angeles Rams at Oakland Raiders

    Carr has never looked this accurate on underneath throws. Cook is playing like Gronk tonight.
  3. Khalil Mack traded to the Bears (Page 19)

    Vic Tafur should delete his account. National reporters > local reporters.
  4. Training Camp 2018

    I believe he was on the first team in the first preseason game. Whalen is a veteran's veteran. Not only has he been in the league for 6 seasons, he played in a pro-style offense at Stanford. The competition at receiver is looking pretty stiff. It'll be interesting to see if Switzer's athleticism beats out Whalen's experience. Who knows, maybe both make the team.
  5. Preseason week 1: Lions @ Raiders

    I do not, and will never, empathize with criticizing players for being hurt or injured.
  6. Preseason week 1: Lions @ Raiders

    I'm not going to pretend to know what definitely are and aren't sound mechanics of a professional quarterback. All I know is he didn't throw off his back foot on either throw. The deep ball to Bryant was more of an issue for me. He did throw the ball around 60 yards -- I'm not sure if he can throw it farther -- so it might just be out of his range for what he can do accurately. The 3rd down throw was an issue of not sensing the frontside pressure for me. I'd like to see Carr practice being more mobile and making more space for himself within the pocket.
  7. Preseason week 1: Lions @ Raiders

    Looking at Gamepass, neither where back foot throws.
  8. Preseason week 1: Lions @ Raiders

    The Bryant deep ball was bad, but this is something I've come to expect from Carr: he's not a good deep ball thrower. Apart from that, I didn't see him throwing from his back foot at all and the duck that was a result of him getting his arm hit upon release.
  9. Preseason week 1: Lions @ Raiders

    A lot of inside zone run plays double at least one interior player no matter who's on the edge. He's going to have to get better at planting an anchor when he doesn't get penetration. Overall, I thought Hurst looked a little overmatched at times and Hall looked like the more ready to start if it came down to it.
  10. Preseason week 1: Lions @ Raiders

    From the little bit I saw today, Hall and Ware really stood out to me. Hall looks like he has veteran awareness in getting his hands in the passing game and flashed top level punch and power. Ware looks really balanced and athletic playing left tackle.
  11. Preseason Week 1 GDT

    The hot takes and confirmation bias are at critical mass for preseason week 1. What a tradition.
  12. OTA's

    I don't think Geunther is going to depart much from what he did last year in Cincinnati. On base downs, he often would have both ends line up at the 4 tech outside shade. Irvin isn't a bad run defender -- he's was a better run defender than pass rusher on a down to down basis last season -- but he has been playing off the line in a 6 or 7 tech spot. If Geunther sticks to what he did in Cincinnati, then I suspect Carradine will see more base reps. It doesn't mean Irvin won't see more snaps, overall, though. It would be fair to say I'm not Irvin's biggest fan -- as in I think he's an above average to good player -- but it wouldn't be fair to say I don't like him on the team. Gruden himself hinted at a changing role for Irvin that might include more situation work back in his introduction: I like the idea of keeping him fresh for pass rushing reps, similar to how the Bengals used Carl Lawson last year.
  13. OTA's

    Norton starting playing cover 2/2-high a lot more at the end of two seasons ago. Last season, cover 2/2-high was just as big a part of the defensive scheme as cover 3. I think a lot of it had to do with Sean Smith's dependence of help coverage over the top. So far, Geunther's scheme in Oakland has been step for step what he ran in Cincinnati. I think when Mack comes back, he takes Irvin's place on the stating lineup and Carradine stays as the starting base RDE.
  14. 2018 Free Agency Thread v2

    Based on how Gruden talks about Johnson, it doesn't appear adding another starting linebacker is in the cards.
  15. OTA's

    I think that's still up in the air.