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  1. 2020 - TCMD GM Mock Draft Discussion

    I would be 100% in favor of this FWIW.
  2. TCMD - FAQ

    Can someone go over why certain players are at 60% of APY and others at 70%? My initial assumption was that these were the declining players but I wasn’t sure. Thinking back I thought we had decreased their APY more aggressively than an extra 10%.
  3. 2019 MLB Hot Stove Thread

    He also “joked” about kidnapping Iranian women. I think it’s more surprising he thought there was a chance he would be invited.
  4. 2020 - TCMD GM Mock Draft Discussion

    That’s fair. I was just surprised that between his signing bonus and first year salary and bonuses he is taking home a cool $30 million. I don’t think it’s a bad deal for you or anything, I was just surprised.
  5. 2020 - TCMD GM Mock Draft Discussion

    Andy Dalton getting at least $30 million in cash (assuming he makes it through the first season), is not something I foresaw.
  6. 2020 - TCMD GM Mock Draft Discussion

    Hey @ny92mike I'm guessing it is way too late for this, but since it came out yesterday I thought I would post this. Any chance I can get my $7.2 million back? I'm guessing the answer is no but it doesn't hurt to ask. https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/02/16/correcting-the-record-on-matthew-staffords-contract/
  7. 2019 Coaching Carousel Thread

    @ramssuperbowl99 rejoice
  8. Mel Tucker to MSU

    No. Justin Rogers-I'll give you this one but it is the outlier. Lynn Bowden-Wasn't a take for off-field reasons anywhere else. Darius Kinnard-Didn't have an OSU or Michigan offer. Moses Douglass-Wasn't a take at OSU/UM/PSU Jeremy Flax-JUCO kid that was between Kentucky and Auburn. Doesn't really fit this debate. DeAndre Square-Was only a take at Kentucky and MSU. Chris Oats-Wasn't a take at OSU or Michigan Michael Drennen-Was a take at USC but Michigan and OSU prioritized other players.
  9. 2020 - TCMD GM Mock Draft Discussion

    I am a fan of this.
  10. Mel Tucker to MSU

    How am I moving the goalposts? You literally said “He is going to get all of the stud players in the Detroit/Cleveland area”. That statement implies that he will win recruitments against top-tier schools. If you want to say that he will cut into the Kentucky level of taking the guys Michigan/OSU/PSU pass on that is fine and I’d be somewhat inclined to agree. My point was more that saying he will take a ton of studs from the area was extremely hyperbolic. Only 1 or 2 guys on that list of Kentucky players was a take at any of the bigger schools.
  11. Mel Tucker to MSU

    You said ‘stud players from Detroit’. Maybe we have different definitions of stud, but that implies someone that OSU, Michigan, PSU want. Not the leftovers that went to UK because they weren’t a take elsewhere or had other issues. He’s not going to be pulling any top 3 classes in the B1G.
  12. 2020 - Inside the Locker

    I'm going to respond to this and the trade down and @EaglesPeteC's post all in one since a lot of it somewhat moves together. To start with, I am thrilled with how my offseason has unfolded. The dead money is obviously a short-term pain but being able to land Ngakoue in the sign-and-trade was definitely a huge plus and makes up for not having a ton to spend in free agency. Obviously Stafford is the largest portion of the dead cap which made moving him the hardest part, but it was time to start over and rebuild. The current Lions roster may be good enough to make the playoffs, but it was always going to lack the necessary difference makers to truly get over the hump and be an actual super bowl contender. There is no point in building a team with a ceiling of the wild-card round IMO. Running through the trades, I will start with the move down with the Pats. It was a steep drop to go all the way down to 23, but at a certain price point it is simply too good a value to pass up. In my eyes I got 2 firsts in a pretty deep class this year, a player that is still worth a 1st round pick, a top 100 pick, and a 2021 pick from a team that very easily could be in the top 15 next year if anything goes wrong. We have no idea what the Patriots will be without Brady and I don't think it's a stretch to say that their division is rapidly improving. Moving on to the Golladay trade, that was the most difficult deal for me to make. Golladay is a very good player, and is not super old. However, I am not sure that he is an elite player and I don't believe in playing non-elite wide receivers a huge sum of money. I don't really see any difference between someone like Golladay and Brandin Cooks in terms of impact on a game and I don't think many people would sneeze at that return for Cooks. I think Golladay has a tendency to get moved from the 'very good' category to 'elite' because of his eye-opening plays and number of targets. There's a reason that his catch percentage has always been below average for a guy commanding his level of targets. In return, I got three guys that should play quite a bit for my team. Dalvin Tomlinson is an above-average starter at DT and still very young. Evan Engram is a top-ten TE when healthy and hopefully adding him to Hockenson will give me plenty of different looks while not being SOL if he one misses some time. Lorenzo Carter is a solid player that should be able to play quite a few snaps for me in different roles. In addition, picking up a draft pick and a 2021 2nd is definitely not nothing. Moving on to the Slay trade, I think it was just time to look elsewhere. He is still a very good corner but the age and needing a new contract soon are a concern. I thought that I got decent value in a very early 3rd and a young offensive lineman that did alright starting some games in his rookie year. With the Stafford trade, I was somewhat surprised with the value that I was able to get for him. Receiving pick 20 as well as Yannick was an exceptional package and basically 2 1st round picks in value IMO. I was mostly surprised given the QB market in free agency and how many intriguing names were available. Having to add Ragnow with Stafford was relatively depressing given he is a good young player but I don't think he is a difference maker. The Lions have had an absolutely abysmal pass rusher for an extremely long time, and I think I have finally started turning that around. I don't think the secondary is nearly as bad as the DL has made it look over the last few years. Briefly touching on the Rosen and Charles Harris trade, I think Rosen is still a fine prospect and to be quite honest, is preferable to many of the QBs in the draft this year. I don't think he has gotten a great chance or the best circumstances over the past 2 years and I think he could be a starting QB in the league if he is given time in a system that fits him and is able to actually develop. Of course, that doesn't mean I won't add another QB in FA or the draft if the right opportunity arises, but I don't think it is a huge predicament. Worst case scenario, he blows and I have 3 1sts and 2 2nds in 2021 to land either Lawrence or Fields. Charles Harris is a player I think was worth a late flier on given his talent coming out of college and a hope that a new circumstance might make some things click. The last trade to address (I believe) is the Decker trade. To be completely honest, that deal was a deal of opportunity more than anything else. Like I said in the discussion thread, I believe that there are 6 elite prospects in this draft class. I was approached with an opportunity to guarantee a shot at one of those 6 at an extremely low cost. Taylor Decker is a fine player but I don't think I am alone in Lions fans that would prefer he move to RT. Most Lions fans don't even want to give him more than a 2 or 3 year extension. I honestly think there are a handful of OT prospects in this draft class I would prefer to be my LT than Decker moving forward given the circumstances. So moving him and pick 20 for a guarantee of a difference maker was definitely a move I had to make. Not to mention, I am also receiving a 2021 1st out of the deal from the Giants. I understood the positional value out of Decker, but I just don't think he's a top 10 LT and getting that kind of value isn't something I could pass on. In a brief overview of free agency, I was very glad to be able to retain Graham Glasgow given the departure of Ragnow. Glasgow is a good starter in the interior and is still relatively young and wasn't overly expensive. Signing Gordon came as a surprise to some people but I am very happen with the deal. The contract that he received was extremely team friendly at 5 years/$40 million with the small amount of dead money making it closer to 4/$30. That is cheap for a running back of his caliber. Him and Kerryon Johnson will make one of the better tandems in the league and putting them together should help them both stay healthier. Both players have had some injury problems over the last few years and a combination should keep them both fresher. The other part I am a fan of is how similar they are as backs in what they can do. Both backs are good both rushing the ball and catching the ball out of the backfield. I should be able to use them interchangeably and not give an obvious tell on whether we are running/passing. Any other questions @ny92mike? I hope my rundown was relatively clear, typing at 12:30 AM is not always my strong suit.
  13. 2020 - TCMD GM Mock Draft Discussion

    Looking at the mock drafts I’m really curious how many people think NE is taking Chase Young. 3 1sts plus is quite a bit to take a non-QB. Obviously a lot has changed since the deal, but even with Teddy B do they take Herbert?
  14. 2020 - TCMD GM Mock Draft Discussion

    Only 5 players lol
  15. 2020 - TCMD GM Mock Draft Discussion

    Any chance we can potentially hide the team names and usernames until after the 1st round? Might make more teams likely to participate if it doesn't spoil who they are potentially targeting. I want to make an accurate prediction but I also have 3 1sts and don't want to give away who I am looking at.
  16. Astros cheat-Lunhow/Hinch fired-Manfred clueless

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/28708155/dusty-baker-urges-mlb-protect-astros-beanballs-retaliation%3fplatform=amp A. Hitting players on purpose is dumb. B. Baker and Verlander trying to force the MLB to issue warnings to all opposing pitchers and make sure they get suspended is equally dumb.
  17. Astros cheat-Lunhow/Hinch fired-Manfred clueless

    Astros hitters about to offer every pitcher speaking out $20k not to hit them.
  18. Mel Tucker to MSU

    Guy only lands 1 top-10 in-state player in Colorado and is all of a sudden going to out-recruit UM/OSU/PSU?
  19. 2020 - TCMD GM Mock Draft Discussion

    Melvin Gordon is a better football player than Kenny Golladay. Edit: I’ll double down on this. Evan Engram, when healthy, is as good as Kenny Golladay.
  20. 2020 - TCMD GM Mock Draft Discussion

    It was a big cap hit but it was worth it. Stafford may be my favorite Lion ever, but it was time. I was offered a top 15 pass rusher and the 20th pick in the draft for a QB with substantial back injuries each of the last two years. Hopefully Stafford is able to get a ring this way in the handful of years he has left. I also think it’s presumptuous to assume I am taking a QB at 4. I believe there are roughly 6 elite talents in this draft (I’m not saying how many are QBs). I was offered the chance to take one for a LT I’m not particularly fond of and I received a 3rd 2021 1st out of it. It was a deal of opportunity, not a deal targeting a specific player.
  21. 2020 - TCMD GM Mock Draft Discussion

    I would argue that my weapons have actually improved this offseason. A combination of N’Keal Harry, Evan Engram, and Melvin Gordon is better than Kenny Golladay. Golladay is a great player, but Engram and Gordon are both very good players and Harry has the potential to be every bit as good as Golladay in two years.
  22. TCMD- Depth Chart Thread

    Lions QB: Josh Rosen, David Blough, Kyle Sloter RB: Melvin Gordon, Kerryon Johnson, Bo Scarborough, Ty Johnson, Tra Carson, Wes Hills FB: Nick Bawden WR: Marvin Jones, Marvin Hall, Victor Bolden TE: TJ Hockenson, Evan Engram, Jesse James, Isaac Nauta LT: Tyrell Crosby, Dennis Daley LG: Joe Dahl C: Graham Glasgow, Beau Benzschawel RG: Patrick Omameh RT: Matt Nelson WR: N’Keal Harry, Travis Fulgham DE: Trey Flowers, Da’Shawn Hand, Charles Harris DT: Dalvin Tomlinson, John Atkins DT: Snacks Harrison, Kevin Strong DE: Yannick Ngakoue, Romeo Okwara OLB: Devon Kennard, Jalen Reeves-Maybin MLB: Jarrad Davis, Jahlani Tavai OLB: Lorenzo Carter, Christian Jones CB: Amani Oruwariye, Jamal Agnew Slot: Justin Coleman FS: Tracy Walker, Will Harris SS: Tavon Wilson, AJ Howard CB: Rashaan Melvin K: Matt Prater P: Sam Martin
  23. 2020 - TCMD GM Mock Draft Discussion

    Glad I was able to go 3 for 4. I almost bid on Roby, glad I didn't. I didn't foresee him getting $100 million.
  24. 2020 - TCMD GM Mock Draft Discussion

    Am I moving up for a specific player, or did I just get great value for a player I think is better suited at RT?