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  1. Training Camp and Preseason Thread.

    The 1st team offense will play 2 quarters against the Falcons. That should help them to find a rhythm and score some points. Meanwhile Berry missed the 3rd day. Hopefully just a precautious action. We will also bring in CB Orlando Scandrick for a visit after he's been cut by the Redskins earlier this week. According to PFF he wasn't that good last season, but we do need help at the CB position.
  2. Transfers & Rumors: Deadline Drama!

    I don't understand why people always referring to the Dembele and Aubameyang money. Some of that was paid to taxes and some of that was used to raise the salaries. If i remember it correctly we have around 50 million of liquid assets to spend. You might get a good striker for that kind of money, but i think getting a player like Witsel for 20 million wouldn't be bad either. Also the transfer window is still not closed, so we'll see what happens. I wouldn't be to excited if todays rumour of an interest in another loan of Batshuayi becomes true, but that's at least better than doing nothing. Through i still hope that we buy a striker and i still have faith in our management.
  3. Training Camp and Preseason Thread.

    That would be great news. Spencer Ware restructured his contract, probably to make some room. If it's a reasonable deal i hope he signs. A CB room of Fuller, Breeland, Nelson and Amerson + 1-2 training camp surprises (i'm also thinking about Will Redmond) would make me feel more comfortable.
  4. Cycling Thread: Thomas wins The Tour

    I have to agree with the Sky domination. They are looking like a cat playing with her toys those last years. And the non punishment for Froome adds a very bitter taste to that. But i'm happy the others tried it at least. Valverde with a balsy attack, that didn't paid off, but it was worth a try. I was surprised that they let him take a gap of 2 minutes. Then Nibali and Bahrain-Merida made the stupid move to close the gap to 1 minute. Maybe they wanted to launch an attack downhill, since Nibali is a pretty good rider in such a situation, but they still helped Sky massively by reducing the gap. So alltogether a pretty dumb move by them. Also as u said i really liked what Dumoulin did. It didn't paid off with any time gain to Froome, besides the 2 bonus second he got in the finish, but it was a move that put more pressure on Sky and that keeps Dumoulin in contention. Unfortunately i think, that this attack will hurt Dumoulin today. I hope i'm wrong, but i fear that he won't be able to hold the back wheel of Froome/Thomas today. As it seems it will be a fight between Thomas, Froome and Dumoulin. Obviously i'm rooting hard for Dumoulin to win it all.
  5. Cycling Thread: Thomas wins The Tour

    This year i'm not really sure what to expect. I think there are so many potential candidates, but in the end the time trial might be the decider. So i guess Froome, Thomas and Dumoulin have the best shots atm. But ofc besides them there are still a lot of guys who can be contenders for the podium at least. Valverde, Fuglsang, Yates, Landa, Nibali, Bardet, Quintana, Uran and maybe even guys like Majka, Mollema, Zakarin and even Martin could be (still) in the conversation. https://www.letour.fr/de/klassements These are the current standings. Besides Thomas there is a bunch of people very close to each other, which is surprising to me, since i really thought the Roubaix stage would result in bigger time differences. Now the first mountain stage is even more interesting to me.
  6. Cycling Thread: Thomas wins The Tour

    Landa and Bardet only lost 7 seconds, which is really surprising. But i'm happy for Bardet, since he had so much bad luck on this stage. Uran lost something around 1:30 minutes and Van Garderen lost about 5 minutes.
  7. Tennis Thread

    Angie has won Wimbledon!
  8. Sam Beal

    Does anyone know, when the results of the supplemental draft will be published? I guess it starts at 1pm ET. Could it be done after an hour?
  9. Westworld (HBO)

    Isn't it the same system Charlotte and Bernard used to find Peter Abernathy earlier this season? So i agree. From everything we know so far it's plausible for Maeve to manipulate the other hosts via that system, probably until they have their full awakening.
  10. Oh, that's interesting and shows, that we did made a good job by spreading the field. Through, with the addition of Watkins, i still think that we can't expect that trend to go in the opposite direction. It's more likely that we will be at least equally good in that part of the game, since Watkins will draw more attention, than any other receiver we played on the opposite site to Hill.
  11. If that's the thought, than those people might consider closely to watch the Chiefs. The boxes were kinda stacked with Smith as QB. After the addition of Watkins and with Mahomes i totally expect defenses to open up. Watkins, Hill, Kelce and Conley/Robinson need to be covered, probably in double coverage. I doubt teams will risk to stack up the boxes, otherwise they might get punished hard. I think Hunt will get more room, through i dunno if he will have such a good season again, since we get Ware back. Depending on his health i expect us to spread the workload a bit more. That being said. I think everything is possible. With his ability to make people miss in the open space i could see Hunt having a huge season.
  12. 2018 Kansas City Chiefs Calendar

    According to overthecap Damien Williams counts against the formula as well, so we should receive 2 picks in the range of the 6th or 7th round.
  13. I agree with the record. Without Watson the Texans probably would have been worse, but that would make things to complicated, since it affects other teams as well. What's really hard is to assume which QB the different teams would like. I didn't wanted to go out on a limb and stayed with what u can reasonably assume. Since i think Mahomes would have been viewed over Allen, i think u can cut Allen from those 7, but all the other 6 might have made sense and i don't know how the Texans viewed Trubisky last year. I heard, that they were high on Mahomes, too but dunno what they thought of Trubisky and besides that i think u can make an argument for any of the other 5. Darnold and Rosen made sense as u said. Mahomes would have made sense. Watson obviously, too since they ended up picking him last year and i think Mayfield fits right into that category of players as well. In the end i think Darnold, Mayfield and Mahomes would end up being at least under the top 4 QBs taken. I think Allen would fall, since i assume that Mahomes would be gone, he probably falls to the Bills and might still get drafted by them, cause they probably would have prefered him as a big arm QB over the others. Rosen, Trubisky and Watson all might have been drafted from a team that liked them as one of the top 4 QBs, but i think 2 of them slides with Allen to the Bills, Redskins and Cardinals.
  14. That's actually quite an interesting topic. Last year, i ranked Mahomes slighty above Watson. Trubisky was 3rd for me. This year i had Darnold in front. Then Rosen and Mayfield on the same level and then Allen. Just putting it all together i think i would come up with the following list: Darnold Mahomes Rosen Mayfield Watson Trubisky Allen Darnold and Mahomes would be my 1/2, because i think both are special players. I was absolutely hyped about Mahomes, so emotionally i might have gone with him as #1, but i think if u try to keep a neutral look at it, i would have chosen Darnold as #1. So for me it would be Darnold slightly above Mahomes, who is slightly above the group Rosen/Mayfield/Watson, probably in that order, due to nuances. I wasn't that high on Trubisky as others and i wasn't that high on Allen. So both ranked at 6 and 7. Allen on 7 because i still have my worries that he ends up as a bust. The most interesting part is for sure, to think about them being drafted in the 2018 draft. That's gonna be complex but a lot of fun, because u need to negate the trades last year as well. F.ex. Houston would be on #4 and with a huge QB need. The Bills probably would have still had #12 (The Bengals didn't indicate to go after either of those QBs in the last 2 drafts, so i assume that trade still happens), but the Bills wouldn't have another 1st round pick, since the Chiefs would sit on #22 without last years trade. We would have 1 year left with Alex Smith, who we obviously wouldn't have traded away, without a backup in place to learn from Smith. That being said, the Redskins would have a QB need as well, or would they have tagged Cousins again, which might have let the Vikings to keep Keenum and the Broncos to take a QB for sure? Endless options, but at this point i'm staying with the scenario that Cousins to the Vikings happens to simplify it and that the Redskins end up with a QB need (I come back to that at the end of the post) leading to the following draft order, teams with potential QB needs and likely QB candidates for those teams: Browns (obvious QB need) - Mayfield or Mahomes Giants Colts (would the Jets still trade up with that many QBs available?) Texans (obvious QB need, without Watson) - Mayfield, Darnold, Rosen, Mahomes, Watson, Trubisky Broncos (QB need even with Keenum) - Mayfield, Darnold, (Mahomes, Watson, Trubisky)? Jets (obvious QB need) - Mayfield, Darnold, Trubisky? Buccaneers Bears (obvious QB need, without Trubisky) - every QB in play? 49ers Raiders Dolphins (QB need, it seems teams wanted to jump them this year to get a QB, which indicates the Dolphins might were in the race for one of them) - every QB in play? Bills (obvious QB need) - Allen, Darnold, Mayfield, Mahomes? Redskins (obvious QB need, if Cousins doesn't get tagged again and they don't trade for Smith) - every QB in play? Packers Cardinals (obvious QB need) - every QB in play? Ravens (obvious QB need, since they picked one this year) - every QB in play? Chargers Seahawks Cowboys Lions Bengals Chiefs (QB need, without Mahomes we're in the same situation as last year and could trade up to grab a QB we like to sit and learn behind Smith for 1 year) - trade up candidate for Mahomes, would we trade up for someone else? Patriots Panthers Titans Falcons Saints (QB need, same reason as Dolphins, last year it seems the Chiefs jumped in front of the Saints, because they thought the Saints were in the race for Mahomes, i even heard a statement of the Saints, that they would have decided between Mahomes and Lattimore, ultimately would have picked Lattimore, because they ranked him higher, but they showed interest in Mahomes, through they are most likely not a trade up candidate - no QB falls that far) Steelers (took Rudoplh in the 3rd round this year, so they seem to had interest in a QB to sit and learn behind Roethlisberger, through very likely not a trade up candidate as well - no QB falls that far) Jaguars Vikings Patriots Eagles So that would have been the initial situation. U might disagree, but i think the majority of teams would have put Mahomes over Allen, due to Allen's accuracy issues. The Browns would have decided between Mayfield and Mahomes. Dorsey traded up for Mahomes last year, through we don't know who was the initial force behind that move. Veach was high on him, Reid as well, but Dorsey wouldn't have made the move if he wasn't high on Mahomes as well, so it's between Mayfield or Mahomes at this point. It seems likely that the Colts would traded as well, but would they trade with the Jets, or would someone else be interested in a trade? I'm thinking of Texans and Bears. Correct me if i'm wrong, but i think the Bears traded up last year to make sure, the Jets don't jump to #2 to take Trubisky, so did the Jets had interest in Trubisky last year? It seems Trubisky, Darnold and Mayfield might have been the options for the Jets in this scenario. Would the Bears view Trubisky better than the rest and jump to #3? Who would the Texans target with at least 5 options on the board, instead of just one last year in Watson? Whatever, all 3 teams end up taking a QB. That being said we dunno if Darnold/Mayfield sliding or having 3 more options in Mahomes, Watson and Trubisky would have changed anything for the Broncos, so we dunno if they would have taken one or not. In case they have Keenum, they might have passed as well, but that's pure speculation. Leaving 3 QBs, maybe just 2 if the Broncos would have decided to take one. I doubt the Dolphins would have traded up to take one, but i think the Bills, Redskins and Cardinals could have been into play for a trade up to 7/9/10 to jump the Dolphins. I don't consider a jump to #3, since the Colts wanted to remain in a good position, so i think it's more likely then, the Colts would have only traded with the likes of Texans, Broncos, Jets, Bears. If the Broncos don't take a QB, all 3 of Bills, Redskins and Cardinals get a QB. The Dolphins wouldn't ended up with one of the 7 QBs. Same for the Ravens, Saints and Steelers. I also don't think the Chiefs would have been able to make such a big jump to 9 or 10 since it would have cost a lot, especially with high interest from very QB needy teams in the Bills, Redskins and Cardinals. So alltogether i think the Browns, Texans, Jets, Bears, Bills, Redskins and Cardinals would have ended up with a QB. Just in case the Redskins would have tagged Cousins again and the Vikings kept Keenum, the Broncos would have taken a QB and replaced the Redksins in that list. I hope that wasn't confusing, but that being said i would love to see that kind of draft in a parallel universe, because that draft has all he potential in the world to turn out into one heck of a draft. (Just before someone asks, i'm more than happy how everything turned out in reality. We got Mahomes a year early and to a good price.)
  15. KC FA tracker

    According to Terez Paylor, DJ will earn 3 million for that year, which should net us a compensatory pick in. Probably just a 7th but at least something.