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  1. Training Camp Notes & Observations

    Totally agree with this. Our interior defensive front is nothing better than above average in the run game, so when you factor in our (at best) below average ILB's, I really fear we're going to get blown off the ball in the run game on Defense. I would full expect teams to get us in our Nickel package then ram it down our throats. If you have to bring a Safety down to help in that regard, it makes you so limited from a coverage perspective in early downs where blitzing is much more difficult (Cover 1/Cover 3 are the only real options). This is nothing new - it happened all of last year, the Jets game in particular if you can remember that shambles. We basically Cover 1 exclusively in early downs and the Jets ripped us to pieces.
  2. Week 2 Preseason SF @ DEN GD Thread

    On a team with a slight dropoff then sure, but the gap between E and our next best Offensive player is maybe the biggest in the entire league between their best and 2nd best player on Offense (Saquan perhaps). Alas, I'm glad you agree now.
  3. Week 2 Preseason SF @ DEN GD Thread

    Some nice film breakdown re: Bolles. He's been making mental mistakes since he first came into the league and has never stopped.
  4. Week 2 Preseason SF @ DEN GD Thread

    Who's just looking back in hindsight? I said it at the time! Hopefully you've seen the light (or the darkness of some of our other weapons right now). Apparently Lock is going to be out for 'some time'. That's huge, as it means we are going to have to carry 3 QBs until he's healthy, and likely for the season as Lock won't see any more game action.
  5. NFL Preseason GDT Week 2

    Not enough depth in the middle of the Defensive Line or at CB to be the best in the league. Could potentially be the best 3rd and 5+ Defense in the league, though.
  6. Week 2 Preseason SF @ DEN GD Thread

    I've been saying it all offseason - I really don't see the hype with Bolles at all. I even read an article on the Athletic talking him up this week, but I go off what I see on the field and it ain't pretty. For me, he simply isn't big enough. He looks about 290lbs out there and he's getting whooped silly, especially in the run game. I am not one to overreact to preseason; however our observations re: the OL stem from plenty of real game snaps and that concern isn't going away any time soon. We're still giving up pressures, still dropping balls on Offense and still lacking any consistent threat besides #10. Speaking of #10 - where is the person on this forum that was saying we were stupid for not getting rid of him? The guy is the only consistent player we have on Offense. Easily our best Offensive player, and it isn't even close which is depressing considering his age and the fact he's coming off an Achilles.
  7. 2018/2019 EPL Thread

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49369915 Wow.
  8. How are you watching the NFL this year?

    No. However, Sky show one 6pm (GMT) game and one 9.15pm/9.25pm game and they blackout those games on gamepass, and you can't watch the replay until Tuesday morning. Fortunately, the Broncos are awful these days so they rarely choose to show their games ..... Sky also show Thursday, Sunday & Monday night football but these games aren't blacked out. For any keen NFL fan in Europe that has a job, gamepass is a no-brainer in my opinion. The level of content is superb. They have messed around with the provider of the stream the last 2 years which has caused people to kick off a bit but it's still well worth it.
  9. How are you watching the NFL this year?

    I pay £140 ($170) a year to stream (live, on demand, all-22) NFL Gamepass. The only downside is that if the game is being televised on Sky TV (equivalent of cable in the US) then the game is blacked out for UK users. You can use a VPN to get around this, but I wouldn't do that because it's illegal I also have Sky TV, so I can just watch the game on that.
  10. Number of TDs for Mahomes this year

    From 50 to 25-30. Can I ask why you think his numbers are going to halve? I've seen absolutely nothing, whether it be down the back of last year or in the offseason, to suggest Mahomes is going to regress any more than the usual 5-10% you get year to year with NFL players. I sure hope you're right as a Bronco fan, but the guy is a stud. He's not throwing 25 TDs.
  11. 2018/2019 EPL Thread

    I get that, but it's not like United or Arsenal are littered with world beaters either. I think the lack of a pure goalscorer will hurt Chelsea, however they will be in the race for top 4 until at least April in my opinion. I liked what I saw from them for a lot of Sunday, sans the defensive naivety (ironically from 'Dave' for two of the goals).
  12. Bucs sign SS Darian Stewart

    Very smart player. Was absolutely integral to one of the best Defenses of all time (2016 Broncos). However ... It appeared as though he had broken down physically last year. Missing tackles and unable to even cover half the field in 2 man coverage lead to his release. Great guy, hope he has success.
  13. Training Camp Notes & Observations

    You have to consider Special Teams value for these backups too. That is where they are going to contributing from the 1st week of the season, so it's all well and good discussing how good they are on Defense/Offense but the fact is, their ST contribution is going to be what separates most of these backups. Analysing ST without all 22 is so difficult. It's so annoying that Gamepass doesn't have all 22 for preseason.
  14. Random Thoughts

    I remember listening to the Spotrac podcast and the salary cap expert (Mike Ginetti, owner of Spotrac) was just in utter disbelief when the Steelers traded AB. Not because of talent as such, but more the dead cap hit the Steelers took to trade him. They took a $21 million dead cap hit to get rid of him. When a team trades arguably the top positional talent in the league for only a 3rd rounder AND takes a $21 million hit to do it, alarm bells have to go off about the extent of what you're dealing with and Ginetti touched on that within the podcast. I was the exact same as you, Dan - I thought AB's meltdown would happen when a) he doesn't get the ball and/or b) they are losing. I was particular looking forward to the scenario of the Raiders losing AND AB not getting the ball. Hopefully that will still happen.
  15. 2018/2019 EPL Thread

    If I was a Chelsea I wouldn't be the slightest bit worried about that United game. On another day, they could have been 2-0 up in the first half and walked away with a comfortable win. The fact is, Chelsea's season won't be defined by performances away from home against top 6 opposition - it will be defined by how many points they drop against the lesser teams in the league. Chelsea, United and Arsenal are all in the same bracket - good teams but gaping holes at a minimum of 3 positions and nowhere near enough depth to contest the top 3 teams.