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  1. Dolphins reveal new uniforms

    Love it. Subtle change. Showed restraint which is rare with uniforms now. Hopefully Tampa take notice. I can't look at their uniforms much longer.
  2. Browns finalizing trade to send Jamar Taylor to Cardinals

    Pretty sure Hall is just here to help the CB group along in Guenther's scheme. Conley, Melvin, Nelson, Wright, Worley . . . Hall is a ways down the depth chart.
  3. What is your REALISTIC expectation for this year?

    He was a average starter last year all things considered. Bad scheme, limited talent, poor defense, etc. There are worse QBs who've started a long time.
  4. What is your REALISTIC expectation for this year?

    Does it have to be that extreme? Career nosedive? He's a hard worker, student and has talent. At minimum he's a average 10+ year starter in this league. A nosedive would be flaming out of the league or becoming a backup. Regardless, I think Gruden will pull the best out in Carr and he will thrive. Let's look at the marathon here, not the sprint..... Gruden is going to be here awhile and for Carr that means the same system year over year. He will know it inside and out in time and grow in it each year.
  5. What is your REALISTIC expectation for this year?

    Still a middle of the road, 8-8 team in my view. Still lacking talent in a lot of areas. Coaching will help, but it will take time. Typically only half of your FA signings pan out and your rookie class is pretty raw this year so I don't expect an immediate impact there. I don't trust the defense. There is a reliance on rookies to improve the pass rush. LBs still suck. Secondary is a question mark. Will need to come together quick to get over .500. I do get the feeling Gruden wants to come out swinging and try to win now.
  6. CB DeAngelo Hall announces his retirement

    Unreal it's been 10 years since he was traded to Oakland and played all of 8 games before being cut. Time flies.
  7. Raiders Defense

    I hate this line of thinking. "Get a pass" that is loser talk. If you're talented, you'll stand out. Mack was still among the best defensive players in football, he doesn't need a pass for last season. Jospeh was overdrafted. He had physical limitations. Everyone wanted to look at him like Bob Sanders (who was a 2nd round pick, right where Joseph should have been). If they wanted a safety, it should have been Neal. Talent rises to the top regardless of coaching IMO. Coaching can bring average guys up from game to game. Motivate them in stretches, etc. But if you're a true talent, you'll shine in any situation. Best we can hope is scheme and coaching brings guys like Joseph from average to slightly above average for the majority of games.
  8. What is your REALISTIC expectation for this year?

    My expectations on offense: Carr to rebound to 2016's form under Gruden Cooper to take a massive step forward catching the ball and being a go to WR early in the offense Running game to be average week over week with limited RB talent and expect Lynch to hit a wall Oline to struggle in stretches. Growing pains at tackle with raw rookies and aging vets Creative offense that exploits mismatches and is well prepared each week Defense: Bend but don't break approach with some stretches being completely overwhelmed by good offenses Creativity with Mack who will be back in the DPOY conversation Improved CB play and more INTs Struggles covering LBs and RBs because of poor LB and S talent Improved but up and down pass rush outside Mack. Rookies trying to find footing and no know quantiity outside Mack and Irvin to much lesser degree Overall: Expecting team to carry Gruden's passion each week. Prepared to play and a solid game plan Some surprise cuts that divide fans as they trim to 53 man roster Lots of FA busts from big class of signings Predictions (for the team): MVP - Carr DPOY - Mack Comeback player - Cooper DROY - Key OROY - Parker FA signing of the year - Nelson
  9. 2018 Draft Recap Thread

    Isn't that kinda saying it hinges on him some?
  10. 2018 Depth Chart...How do you see it?

    I bit my tongue lol.
  11. 2018 Draft Recap Thread

    Yes and no. He had Okung and they spent some early draft picks on the Oline. Carpenter comes to mind. I just didn't understand the fit. He's a zone guy primarily and this Oline is a group of maulers. We saw zone concepts fail them in 2017.
  12. Raiders Defense

    Agree with this. There was a rumor of the staff trying to trade up in round 2 for a safety, so tells you something. I don't think they are sold on Obi or Jospeh. Both will need to show up in TC.
  13. 2018 Depth Chart...How do you see it?

    Would think not given the depth at RB. PS maybe. Wonder if they see him as a RB or a FB? Chris Warren III is interesting. His career at Texas was a mess. He was transferring out before declaring for the draft. A lot of Texas fans were questioning coaching not giving him carries as the season went on. He wasn't happy with his role. Certainly a 4.69 40 isn't inspiring for a RB.
  14. 2018 Depth Chart...How do you see it?

    I agree. Coaching alone on offense is going to help. A lot will fall on Carr and where his development goes. The dynamic now with Bryant as a true deep threat is understated. That is really going to open up the offense. Biggest concern is the Oline. They took a step back last season and Cable's presence is less than exciting to me. We've not really talked about what the plan is as far as zone, power, etc. But the addition of Miller/Parker suggest they want to be able to run outside zone and need those athletic tackles.
  15. And they are doing the opposite. Starting Parker at RT and Miller at LT. Guessing they want to see what they have in Miller in the event Penn is done.