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  1. The Fant injury reminds me - I lovvvvvvved the FB leak play that we ran on the 1st drive, resulting in a big play to Beck. He's a total mismatch for any LB in pass coverage. That is a staple of Kyle Shanahan's Offense. Hopefully we don't have to move Beck back to TE, which would mean us removing all FB plays.
  2. Team Building the FUTURE is now!

    I just read an article on CBS by Joel Corry (a former NFL agent) and apparently the franchise tag for a Safety projects to be $11.5m. That is incredibly reasonable, so I really wouldn't expect Simmons to be signed to a long term deal unless he's willing to take a fair amount less than his open market value. Not that it needs to be said, but there is no chance Shelby Harris gets a franchise tag. It's $16m if he counts as a DT and $18m if he counts as a DE. Ain't happening.
  3. Random Thoughts

    Well I've tried relentlessly to get her into the NFL (so I can watch it from 6pm - midnight without getting any grief), but she just wouldn't relent. She then saw me watching Nuggets on youtube via one of those accounts that shows every successful field goal, and she decided that is something she likes. We now watch every game on MLG highlights every morning after the game (this East Coast road trip is killing me). We actually got the Nets game live in the UK on Sunday evening; that was also awful. I read an article on the Athletic about Murray's inability to drive to the rim to create easy buckets for others. Is that a lack of athleticism, bravery or is he simply not very natural around the rim? We don't get to see a lot of the Defense in the highlights so it's hard for us to take a liking to Gary Harris, but everything we read says how good he is defensively.
  4. When should Drew Lock start games this year?

    It is incredible how many well paid NFL reporters fail to understand this. Elway bashing is usually accurate to some extent, but it's ridiculous how much heat he got over that Flacco restructure for no reason.
  5. There is no comparison between playing at Arrowhead and at the NRG. On the all 22 film you can see empty seats all over in Houston last week; Arrowhead is up there with any venue in the league as a home field advantage. All signs point to this being a rough game. A much improved Chiefs Defense, a big game for the Chiefs in their hunt for a bye and the potential that we're going to be playing from behind.
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    Nuggets fans - how worried are you regarding this teams inability to shoot the basketball? My wife, for whatever reason, has now decided she's the worlds biggest Nuggets fan and she is doing my head in with her whinging about how poor their shooting is.
  7. We've played against plenty of rubbish teams since Manning retired and not had a QB to take advantage. It's a good thing when we have one that can, not a bad thing ....
  8. Random Thoughts

    They are definitely spectacular, but how much of that is due to the fact he's such a threat to run on a consistent basis? I would be interested to see how he would play with a known hamstring/quad/calf injury whereby teams will play him like a traditional pocket passer. Love Lamar. If anyone says he isn't their favourite player in the league to watch, they need to lay off the drugs.
  9. When should Drew Lock start games this year?

    I think it is fair to say "don't get too excited" but "I am excited". I don't buy the theory about an opposition being bad. It's hard to move the ball against NFL defenses, so you have to give a guy credit when he throws for 3 TDs and scores 30 points in a half. That said, @Broncofan is clearly right when he says that the regression usually kicks in once there is enough film on tape. That's why Drew has to really focus in on the stuff Matt Waldman and others are pointing out re: his footwork, eye progression, etc. It doesn't mean we can think the kid has a chance - it just means don't be expecting that level of production every week. In fairness to our Coaches, you could argue they have nailed the timing of his introduction. By the time there is significant tape on film, the season will be over and our own Coaches can pick holes in Lock's game to work on them in the offseason.
  10. Houston v Denver

    I really feel that fumble by Coutee (sp) changed the game, guys. You were having success in the run game but as soon as you went down two scores (and then three) it took that away from your Offense. There also wasn't much of any film of Lock out there and we did some things on Offense we've not done this year; if the game was played in 4 weeks time there would be a very different outcome, of that I have no doubt. Best of luck the rest of the way.
  11. Can Ryan Tannehill be THE GUY for Tennessee?

    Why do people keep saying this? The perception of Tannehill's performances are nothing to do with Mariota; they are everything to do with how good he is playing. The QB before him could have been Drew Brees and people would still (rightly) be lauding Tannehill.
  12. I should have added to my initial post-game comments that I hated Lock's antics on the Texans sideline after he ran for a 1st down. I am all for confidence but that is stupid. You're on the 50 yard line - get back to the huddle and call the next play.
  13. "Terrible" is an exaggeration, especially when you look at CB play around the league. He was brought here to be a Safety; it isn't his fault we got injuries at CB to go along with an already thin group. The fact is, he's been an elite player since moving to Safety full time and he should be praised for that. Re: Harris I think you're absolutely correct. It's hard to know for sure because we don't know how much money he was asking for, but I really didn't see that big of a risk to signing him last offseason. Many of us have written extensively about how good he's been since getting playing time in Denver. I think Elway missed the boat there and it's going to be tough to keep him. Re: Simmons - i think there's a bit of revisionist history there. Simmons was a poor tackling Safety that didn't play up to his athletic traits coming into this season. Lets not forget that. I don't recall anyone around here (myself included) asking for him to be signed to a long term deal last offseason. His development into a top, top Safety has come to a surprise for all of us and I believe that's something we couldn't have avoided. As @BroncoBruin eluded to, we've got the Franchise Tag to fall back on at least for him but I would love to sign up long term. He's been incredible this year and he seems a real leader by the way he speaks.
  14. This forum went crazy when we paid Kareem Jackson instead of Adrian Amos. Since moving to Safety, he's been the best player on this team. What a performance that was. Drew looked really nice. Sure feels good to see a QB play with that confidence and with mobility to counter our pass pro issues. That said, Coach Rich was the MVP on Offense. He called his best FULL game as Coach. He was absolutely perfect in that 1st half. Can anyone name a better call than that fake HB flare with the inside pass to Fant? So, so, so good. I 100% get it when people say they want good draft position, but give me THAT over losing all day. To play like we did with the injuries we have (4 healthy DL for most of today), was epic. I can't wait for the next game of a 5-8 football team; do I need my head checking?
  15. A lack of closing speed at ILB scares me with regards to Watson taking off, just like it did with Josh Allen which proved to be a big difference in the game. It will be interesting to see how the Texans attack us, but I expect play action with shot plays to Will Fuller (who we matchup terribly against).