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  1. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Kings made the smart pick in Bagley. They couldn’t mess this pick up and they didn’t.
  2. 2018-2019 Playoffs: 5 In - 5 Out

    @JDBrocks @JaguarCrazy2832 Let’s not forget too that the Redskins oline was better than what the Vikings have AND Cousins had Gruden and McVay calling plays on offense. So Cousins had more than enough to succeed in Washington on offense.
  3. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Idk why people are down on Bagley. Again he will be a monster in the NBA. If the Kings are smart they will draft Bagley and have a guy who you can pencil in 20/10 pretty much every game and will not give the team headaches like Cousins did. I really like Cousins but his attitude hurt the team more than helped. Bagley will be that force in the paint for the Kings that they lost in Cousins (not saying Bagley is or will better than Cousins) but he won’t be a headache. It’s an easy choice for the Kings outside of Ayton falling to 2. Then if that happens the Kings should take Ayton.
  4. 2018-2019 Playoffs: 5 In - 5 Out

    Yeah I think people fall into the same trap every year. The Niners won 5 straight to end the season and everyone is thinking playoffs in 2018. I remember in 2012 the Rams ended the season winning 4 out of their last 5 and had a record of 7-8-1. They was the trendy pick to make the playoffs in 2013 but they ended up going 7-9. Again I mentioned the Bucs, in 2016 they ended the season winning 6 out of their last 8 games and finishing the season with a 9-7 record. They added pieces in the offseason and they were the trendy pick to make the playoffs in 2017. They went 5-11 in 2017. I could legit see why people thought they would make the playoffs. I even thought they could make the playoffs. The Niners team feels more like the Rams of 2013 heading into 2014 rather than the Bucs of 2016 heading into 2017. Obviously the only big difference is the Niners have the right coach. So If the Rams wouldve canned Fisher sooner they wouldve made the playoffs sooner. The Niners wont have that issue.
  5. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Bagley is far from trash. I am a Duke fan and follow the team. Bagley is a better version of Chris Bosh. We know what Bosh did for the Raptors. The Raptors wouldve been trash without him but yet they were a playoff team with him. Bayley is legit. The only flaw that I saw in his game was he can get exposed on defense. He has to improve on that end of the floor. He will come in day 1 and give the Kings 20/10. I love the idea of having Bagley and Fox as building blocks for the Kings. I just hope the Kings dont let me down and decide to go else where. It has to be either Ayton, Bagley, Doncic, or trade down and get Porter Jr. Outside of that the Kings would have screwed it up for me.
  6. 2018-2019 Playoffs: 5 In - 5 Out

    I see the Niners are a very trendy pick. I feel like they are truly another year away. We havent even seen Jimmy G play a full season yet. The expectations most are thinking is in his first full season as a starting QB in the NFL, he is going to take the Niners to the playoffs. Alot of people are going to be disappointed just like those people who thought the Bucs was going to make the playoffs last season. At least with the Bucs, they already had an established team. They just added more pieces to it. The Niners literally are rebuilding their team with a QB who only has 7 total starts under his belt. I think the Niners will be very competitive and even have enough wins to be in the playoff picture late in the season but they are at least one more year away from being serious playoff contenders.
  7. Dwight Howard (finally) gets traded to Brooklyn

    @MWil23 @sdrawkcab321 What star wants to go to a team that just tanked the previous season? That star has to see promise. If the Nets show promise next season and show the arrow is pointing up then the stars will be attracted to the destination. I think people are taking tanking too far now. I think tanking is for teams that has no way out. They aren’t good enough to make the playoffs but not bad enough to get a top 3 pick plus they don’t have trade assets or the money to spend. That’s the reason to tank. A team shouldn’t tank just to tank. The Nets even this past season competed well. They were in a lot of games. They have some good young talent and now they will have the money to spend next offseason. They shouldn’t be tanking. They should be competing to see if they can get into the playoffs then next offseason see if they can lure two stars to add to their young talent and take their team to the next level.
  8. Dwight Howard (finally) gets traded to Brooklyn

    Wait the Nets are terrible because they can make the playoffs next year? That makes little to no sense. If they make the playoffs in 2018-2019 (8th seed) and they go into the offseason with two max salary slots, that makes them an attractive destination. Brooklyn, made the playoffs with young talent (Russell, RHJ, LaVert, Crabbe, Allen, Okafor, whomever they get at pick 29 in this draft) and they have the money. How is that a bad thing?
  9. 2018-2019 Playoffs: 5 In - 5 Out

    I don’t think five new teams will get in this year. I know it’s trendy but this year it won’t happen. This is coming from someone who usually follows trends. I just think to pick five new teams all considering how the rich has gotten richer this offseason will be tough. Usually the great teams lose players that hurt the team in the offseason. The Eagles, Rams, has Vikings have gotten better. To say they will miss the playoffs (barring injuries, which is so hard to predict) is just forcing it just to make five teams. I don’t think the NFCS gets three teams in this upcoming season so by default one team will not make it. I can only see four teams changing and five would be forcing it unless you tell me who gets bit by the injury bug that will impact that team? In: Chargers, Texans, Broncos, Packers Out: Bills, Chiefs, Titans, Panthers If I did add a fifth team just for this discussion alone I could see the Vikings missing the playoffs. I don’t think they will be I feel like they could more than I feel about the Patriots, Jaguars, Steelers, Eagles, Saints, Falcons, and Rams missing out. Here is why: The Vikings were 13-3 last year with Keenum. They let him walk to get Cousins who is an upgrade at QB. Do we truly know how things will shake out with Cousins! We do know the team had great chemistry with Keenum. I remember Ray Lewis and Shannon Sharpe was discussing on Undisputed how after the Ravens won the Superbowl with Dilfer in 2000 the Ravens thought upgrading from Dilfer to Grbac would be great. In fact it wasn’t because losing Dilfer messed up the chemistry that the team had even though Grbac was an upgrade at QB over Dilfer. The team got worst because the chemistry wasn’t the same with Grbac like it was with Dilfer. What I’m saying is the Vikings better hope the same situation doesn’t happen with moving on from Keenum to Cousins. Cousins is an upgrade over Keenum but don’t underestimate the chemistry the team had with Keenum.
  10. Which team improved the most over the offseason? *On Paper

    You make sense about the Browns. They aren’t going to be the same team that only won 1 game in the past two seasons. They revamped their team.
  11. Which team improved the most over the offseason? *On Paper

    @jvmillion83 Cooks will be a significant upgrade over Watkins. He fits McVay system better than Watkins did. McVay system is similar to Payton system in New Orleans and we know Cooks thrived in that system. Plus McVay originally wanted Cooks last offseason but didn’t have a 1st round pick to give to the Saints. As for the defense, I think Wade have things under control. I don’t see the narrative of the Rams having a fantasy football team. They put guys in place to fit what they are trying to do. If so happens that those guys are elite. The Rams needed a NT in the middle to help stop the run. The Rams was actually bringing in Vea and Settle for visits before they signed Suh. We know Suh is one of the best run stopping DL in the league. He fits a need. In Wade scheme, he focuses more on the secondary, particularly guys who can cover man to man. Talib and Peters are excellent man to man corners. Wade isn’t big on linebackers. The Rams were top 5 in sacks in 2017 and 48% of their sacks came from the DL. Quinn and Tree were liabilities in the scheme. They are overall talented but in the right scheme. Wade has the linebackers who will fit his scheme even though they aren’t household names. The DL and the secondary will help make the linebackers job easier. The Rams will be just fine. I just feel people take the easy way out and say Rams getting stars so they are going to be like the Eagles “dream team” and suck. Instead of actually trying to focus on X’s and O’s and understand these players are great fit for the Rams on offense and defense. For example, looking back at that Eagles “dream team”, if I can recall one of their stars was Nnamdi Asomugha. He was in the wrong scheme when he went to the Eagles. So obviously he didn’t play well because they asked him to do something he didn’t do well. I promise you none of the players the Rams got will be asked to do things they aren’t good at doing. Not Cooks, not Suh, not Talib, not Peters. The only thing you can go back to is talk about character concerns. Well Cooks isn’t a character concern. Suh wanted to come to LA to play next to Donald. Talib already worked with Wade so it’s not like Wade is inheriting someone he isn’t familiar with. As for Peters, his immature is on the field which gets way overblown. He doesn’t do anything in the locker room or off the field that’s a distraction. He has great coaches in Wade and McVay with guys like Joyner, Talib (who mentored Harris Jr. in Denver) to help him be more mature and not let his passion become a negative on the field. So like I just don’t see how adding these players will hurt the Rams. Barring injuries the Rams are an 11 or 12 win team with Superbowl aspirations and not just winning the division and making the playoffs. They fixed their defense overall because Tru was a good corner not a great corner. They didn’t have a guy like Suh in the middle. On offense it’s going to be better with the addition of Cooks and the growth of Everett and Kupp being in their 2nd year along with the rest of the offense being in another year with McVay.
  12. Your Team: High Expecations, Low Expectations

    I have high expectations on Cooks. I know some people will think Cooks will have similar production as Watkins last season because that’s who he is replacing. I say no. Cooks fit McVay system way better than Watkins did. The situation is totally different because Cooks is in OTA’s and minicamp. He will have a full training camp and he already has some familiarity with Goff even before the Rams traded for him. Not to mention the Rams wanted Cooks last offseason but didn’t have a 1st round pick to give to the Saints. Cooks will possibly have his best season in his career up to this point. Cooks with McVay is going to be scary. Low expectations will be the linebacking group. I don’t expect much from them. They just need to make the plays given to them by the DL, the secondary, and Wade scheme. Outside of that, I don’t expect stellar production.
  13. Dumbest Coach Quotes

    I hated when a coach says “we need to get him the ball more”. Like then give him ball more. The head coach has the power to do so then go do it and not just talk about it. Last offseason Hue Jackson said he wanted to run the ball more with Crowell. He only had two more rushing attempts in 2017 than he had in 2016. Really??? Like that baffles me. Being a Rams fan I know McVay got asked a ton about not sticking to the run against Seattle Week 5 and then the Philly game especially on that drive where Goff fumbled. Well after Gurley was fed a ton against Seattle and the Rams blew them out in the second meeting, McVay actually said that’s why he feels like an idiot for not giving Gurley the ball more. So I wish more coaches can not just admit they are dumb for not giving their best player the ball more but actually doing so. Doesn’t do any good just talking about it.
  14. Rams 2018 offseason

    Goff being ranked 38 shocked. Not because he don’t deserve it, but I’m surprised the players think of him that way. Remember it’s the players voting and not anyone else. Goff gained respect around the league in 2018. So when we hear Thomas talk about the maturation of Goff after he made those big time throws on the last drive to put the Rams in position to have a shot to win in Week 5 against Seahawks. When Campbell said Goff has grown up after the Rams beat the Jaguars in Jacksonville. Like that wasn’t just players politically speaking. They actually meant it and it showed by Goff being ranked 38. I personally think he should’ve been highly ranked based on 2018. Like did you not see what he did? If players like OBJ and Watt are going to be ranked at all and they played little to none in 2018, why Goff can’t be ranked 38 after the season he had? Like let’s get real here.
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