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Everything posted by lancerman

  1. If the Browns win will they be the first team to have a 1-1-1 record?
  2. Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco. Put some respekt on his name
  3. But this whole board and sports media had a meltdown when Buffalo benched him because they didn’t believe in him
  4. Show me the money!, say 20 Hall of Famers

    I was like wtf did he switch teams when they moved closer to him probably
  5. Show me the money!, say 20 Hall of Famers

    No becayse I don’t understand why your username is ramssuperbowl99 with a 49’ers avatar
  6. Show me the money!, say 20 Hall of Famers

    Because that post that you were responding to was mine responding to someone about pensions and saving money for retirement and I was adding context to that.
  7. Show me the money!, say 20 Hall of Famers

    You’re ignoring the point that we are talking about pensions and players being set post retirement. With the amount most of these players make there is no reason for them Togo broke besides horrendous money management issues
  8. Show me the money!, say 20 Hall of Famers

    That’s not a good way to look at it either. Not every employee is worth the same amount for one. Two is it th player of the brands drawing the revenue? If the 49’ers entire roster turned over next season would they lose much revenue? I doubt it. They are in entertainment. Go look up how much the actor makes compared to the studio exec or the producer. It filters up to where the risk is. Just because your industry makes a lot doesn’t mean you are entitled to a lot. If half these guys left and went to the CFL or Arena League, they wouldn’t make those leagues close to 50 billion dollars. I work for a 20 billion dollar company. We have top sales reps who can directly say they bring in excess of 5 million dollars year. It would be insanely hard to replace them and duplicate the results. They still aren’t getting paid like NFL players. Peyton Manning was one of the most marketable players in league history. The league didn’t lose anything comparable to his 20 million when he left. In fact they make more money. There revenue is tied up in more than the players
  9. Show me the money!, say 20 Hall of Famers

    There is this side to it too. The average salary for a US worker is just under 50k. If you pulled 5 million at any point in your career you just got 100 years worth of the average workforce. Most people don’t work 100 years. Currently 200 players are making that just this year. 300 are making half of that (or 50 years worth of the average American salary). And over 500 are making 1.25 million or higher (25 years of average work). This is all just a single year. Roughly a 1/3rd of the league just this year makes 25 years worth of the annual average American salary. If you manage your money right there is no excuse to be broke.
  10. Show me the money!, say 20 Hall of Famers

    There own members are too blame because most of them only play in the league for 1-3 years and as a result they are stuck with a majority of players with short sighted goals.
  11. Patriots trade for Josh Gordon from Browns

  12. Patriots trade for Josh Gordon from Browns

    He’s not the first guy with character issues that the Browns couldn’t get on the straight and narrow. I get it, they were good to him and did everything to help him. But the Browns kinda feel like that bleeding heart teacher or mentor that the trouble maker student takes advantage of because they can always get a pass
  13. Patriots trade for Josh Gordon from Browns

    The flip side to this is the Brown’s babies and hand held him for years and it didn’t work. Now he’s in a highly structured environment with clear expectations knowing that if Belichick drops him for a screw up he’s probably going to have expired his final chance in this league.
  14. How did Buffalo Bills become so terrible

    Ugh. I hate this thinking. Tyrone Taylor is a loser who has some half decent stats because he’s a risk averse QB who will make a couple of meaningless uncontested passes a game that don’t make difference. This was identified and the Bills correctly realized it was a fools mission to roll with him as anything but a stop gap and he’s not worth anything more than that. The jury was out on Peterson and even if there was a 5% chance he could be good, it was better than the 100% chance of accomplishing nothing with Tyrod. Sometimes you need to realize when something is a lost cause and experiment. Sorry it’s the biggest myth in the world that every team has a chance. The Bills squeaked into the playoffs and everyone knew they weren’t a real contender and didn’t have a chance in hell of accomplishing anything. When you have that situation you need to evaluate your roster in real game situations instead of playing in a fantasy mindset that you have any chance of winning a Super Bowl with Tyrod Taylor. Even if that means starting someone who might suck to see what you have in him.
  15. How did Buffalo Bills become so terrible

    They were barely a playoff team, they were in QB purgatory with Taylor and had to move on, they lost key players and because they played a meaningless playoff game just to say they did they didn’t get enough quality pucks to replace them
  16. Who do you consider the blue bloods of the NFL?

    Ok? So they don’t even have the longevity of other teams.
  17. Who do you consider the blue bloods of the NFL?

    What happened since 2003?
  18. Who do you consider the blue bloods of the NFL?

    A lot of this is super selective lol. Cowboys haven’t done a thing for nearly 25 years and didn’t do anything in the pre Super Bowl era. Steelers didn’t do anything pre Super Bowl era, had the 70’s but the 80’s were dreadful, 90’s were a mixed bag then they had two Super Bowls in the 2000’s and haven’t in the 10 years since 08. Patriots has the last two decades but they were up and down in the 90’s and pretty bad in the 80’s aside from one year and the 70’s. Niners really only had the 80’s up to 96, minus a brief spell in the early 2010’s. Packers did nothing in the 70’s and 80’s and and only went to two of the last 50 Super Bowls.
  19. Patriots trade for Josh Gordon from Browns

    Meh. Gordon was going to be forced to be a superstar on the Browns and that's true on a lot of teams. Belichick is the best coach in the league at identifying the best attributes of a player and only putting him in positions to accentuate those attributes. Gordon is going to be worked, but he's going to largely be kept in his comfort zone and not asked to be a world class guy unless he handles what they initially give him. Hell with Gronk he's not even the biggest passing threat on the Patriots
  20. Patriots trade for Josh Gordon from Browns

    Long and short of it is this. Patriots gave up a 5th round pick which isn't much, there is insurance just in the off chance Gordon screws up. So there's no risk. Gordon is one of the most talented receivers in the league, he's just had massive personal issues. If he cannot keep it together on the Patriots he was never going to keep it together anywhere in the NFL. It's really no risk on the Pats part and he becomes less important once Edelman returns. If he makes it, he's going to be great, if he doesn't he was beyond help and you can write the guy off forever.
  21. Patriots trade for Josh Gordon from Browns

  22. GDT: Week 2 Patriots head to the Jungle

    I also feel like I’m watching the Super Bowl
  23. GDT: Week 2 Patriots head to the Jungle

    We can’t get running here