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  1. Clowney gets Franchise Tag

    We should trade him for a 1st while the value is there. This gets him paid by a new team (good for him) and nets better value than hoping for a compensatory 3rd if he signs elsewhere next year (good for us). It also protects both sides from an injury derailing that value. Personally, I've never really liked Clownshoe so it won't break my heart to see him soak up a big chunk of cap space elsewhere.
  2. Your team relocates, are you still a fan?

    Yeah, I'm struggling to think of a scenario where a team moves and the abandoned city feels sympathy for them. Every move I can remember was predicated on owner's greed (new stadium paid for by new city, bigger market, etc). The team becomes a symbol of the owner blackmailing then stealing from the former home city. Even if you still like the players, that's really hard to cheer on and support. I have friends whose families came from a different NFL city and grew up loving their family's team despite always being from Houston. Maybe they would be less affected by a move since they aren't really connected to the home city? I don't know, that's not my situation. If the Titans headquarters burned down overnight and no one was injured, I'd be smugly happy about it. Doubly so if Bud Adams' ashes are stored there.
  3. Owners vote to challenge all pass interference calls

    NFL games have already steered more and more towards watching an unpleasant combination of a court case and a cable news debate show instead of a football game. Replays get run 50 times while announcers argue the minutia of something that happened in an instant, and call up former refs to get their opinion on the rules. Then the game ref gives a confusing minute long explanation and changes the clock because god forbid a couple of extra seconds ran off in the middle of the 3rd quarter. But don't worry, they also found time to run 5 minutes of commercials about trucks and pizza. Now we can review any given pass play and decide to add or remove PI calls. Cheers to more inane arguments and game stoppages.
  4. Bill O'Brien Hot Seat Thread V.2

    We had a bunch of lucky breaks in close games last year to get to 11 wins. At least 4 close games were won in spite of BOB coaching rather than because of it. With a tougher schedule, luck coming back down to earth, and (currently) no action taken on upgrading the O-Line, 6-10 could be optimistic. I have no idea what it takes to get BOB fired, but I hope he figures that out for us.
  5. 2019 FA TALK!!!

    Is she the one Brent Musberger spent an entire Alabama national TV game creeping on? Anyway, McCarron is fine as a backup. Would have preferred someone better able to emulate Watson's scrambling ability so the offense had to adjust less, but McCarron is a better option than Weeden.
  6. Raiders release T Donald Penn

    Not via free agency. The only OL move so far is letting OT Kendall Lamm sign elsewhere. He was not a starter, or at least wasn't meant to be one. From what we can tell, the FO is banking on Seantrel Henderson returning healthy and making a difference. This is not a good omen. Overwhelming sentiment is they needed to bolster the line, and the higher end options have signed elsewhere already.
  7. 2019 FA TALK!!!

    What if Cal McNair isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer and plans to literally spend money on things since he heard spending money improves your team? "This new gold-plated Maybach is nice, but my team is terrible. People lied to me!"
  8. Le'Veon Bell signs with Jets for real this time

    There's a lot of funny math going on limited information in this thread. From what I can tell, Bell threw a year-long drama tantrum to realistically get $2mil more in guaranteed money and a much lower AAV if he performs well for at least 3 years. He sure stuck it to the NFL.
  9. Why are you not trading for AB?

    If we didn't have Hopkins, I would be game. Since we do, this would just be inviting an ego clash between dominant #1 receivers having to fight for targets.
  10. What is Rosen worth and to who?

    I really want to see the Cards ship out Rosen and draft Murray #1 overall. Not because it's necessarily a good idea, I just want to see the experiment in bucking convention played ALL the way out. Unconventional head coach choice gets the polarizing Heisman QB prospect he gushed over in the past while running the previous QBOTF out of town. That would be a lot of fun to watch as an outsider. It would stress the hell out of me as a fan. And to stay on topic, my guess is they can get a second round pick for Rosen no problem, possibly a first if they can draw in several bidders.
  11. Whic Sport will Kyler Murray Choose?

    He knew (and his agent knew) what people were looking for, so they made it happen. I don't know what magic they used to get him to measure 5'10", but he did. Also, I agree he probably took Weight Gain 5000 Cartman-style and put on some extra pounds to tone down the people calling him scrawny. I'm thinking Murray is the most polarizing prospect of the past decade. I'm not sure I've seen someone evaluated as both "surefire top 5 QB pick and game-changer" and "not NFL material". Maybe Tebow or Manziel? But he's not like them as a prospect either. His will be an interesting case to follow.
  12. ESPN speculates Le'Veon Bell to Texans

    It was more of a sentiment than love for a particular CB. Looking through the availables, I don't see a lock for success. Some guys who are good when they aren't injured (but have been injured a lot), and some potentially talented guys that haven't put it all together on the field. We should try signing one to a deal that reflects the risk and address the position in the draft as well. The OT market looks more solid. Agreed that Ingram is a nice option at RB.
  13. ESPN speculates Le'Veon Bell to Texans

    As media conversations have started heating up regarding Bell, I've seen less speculation about him joining the Texans. Thankfully. Interestingly, the sports media seems to have candid doubts about his ability to set the market for RBs, citing similar concerns to those discussed in this thread. Wear and tear, commitment to football, history of injuries and suspensions, relative value vs other quality players available, and speculation on whether a year off has negative effects, among others. However, history has shown there's usually a team desperate to make a splash. Here's hoping that isn't the Texans. Go spend some money on CB and OT instead.
  14. Popular mock picks you don't agree with

    Kyler Murray has announced he is 100% committed to the NFL, so let the speculation begin. I think he made the right decision, but only because I think he'll be a prototypical "great college athlete that doesn't translate to a great pro" in either sport. He'll get a bigger paycheck when he gets selected in the top 15 picks of the NFL draft, so it's the right call financially in that situation.
  15. ESPN speculates Le'Veon Bell to Texans

    I sincerely wonder if Bell overplayed his hand. Can he really get the 4 yr/60 mil+ deal that he seems very self-assured of getting? James Connor really screwed him (unintentionally) by mirroring his production as a completely unheralded mid-round pick. He's got 5 high-mileage NFL seasons so far, along with being a feature back at MSU. Add in Bell's constant "will he or won't he" drama about playing last season and if I'm a GM, I see way too much potential for "reason 1A for my firing" once this mega-deal goes sideways. There's usually a sucker team willing to roll the dice (see: Vikings fully guaranteeing Cousins, then Cousins doing his trademark crunch-time chokes and their SB dreams becoming no postseason at all). I'm hoping the Texans aren't the mark that offers him that contract.