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  1. Moving On To 2020/2021.

    Do you think thats its only the players we hear about that don't like the market or cities they play in? There is probably a pretty strong contingent of players that don't really like their situation but are also in relatively immovable contract situations, like Diggs is. Besides, to this point, the only indications we have of Diggs wanting out are entirely speculative. But if he walks into the GMs office and says he wants out, Spielman can tell him that's nice, see you in June.
  2. Moving On To 2020/2021.

    I 100% mean this when I say it, the Vikings should sign PJ Walker
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  4. Everson Griffin Voids Final 3 Years of Deal

    I don't have much of a problem with Obenigbo being a full time starter and think he could at least be at an above replacement level there if not better. But losing Giffen would be a difficult hit to suffer the. The problem is I think he would be best suited in a rotational role that keeps him fresh all season and I doubt they can work out a contract that compensates him at that level cause he'll likely want much more. Him and Reiff are easily the toughest decisions among the cap casualty options.
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    *whispers* Byron Jones
  6. Moving On To 2020/2021.

    If they're offering a nice contract his role would be changing. He'd be taking Harris's position. Besides. The real question is what are people thoughts on if the team opted to move forward with Kerse over Harris? It could be half the cost, or maybe less and would give them more freedom to make things happen elsewhere on the roster. I'm curious why Zimmer seemed to sour on Kerse as a player despite obvious develoment. Maybe he has some poor work habits, but from the information I have at hand, whatever team lands Kerse is going to be getting a very nice player
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    I mean it's was only a hypothetical. Besides money talks. We dont really know the reason for the angst but it's seems to be related, at least partly, to his playing time. An offer extension that says, you're the starter could move things in the right direction
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    So, somewhat of a contrarian idea, but would letting Harris walk and extending Kerse instead be the savvy move? Obviously this seems to require some bridge building, but the more I think about it, the more it feels like this might be the better option.
  9. Moving On To 2020/2021.

    https://www.pff.com/news/nfl-hitting-sweet-spot-cap-allocation-offense interesting article from PFF that also had the above statement. Obviously it requires more investigation but pff seem to believe (with evidence) that receivers contribute quite a bit to winning, relative to other positions. Which is kind of wild to me lots of incomplete information atm, but thought I'd share anyway, and the article is interesting if you're in to that kind of stuff.
  10. Moving On To 2020/2021.

    I wouldn't trade either, personally, but I've been wondering why everyone is hyped up about trading Diggs over Thielen as well. End of the day, elite or near elite WRs are worth more than most are giving credit and the offese needs both imo
  11. Moving On To 2020/2021.

    They'd save 2M in 2020 by trading him
  12. Moving On To 2020/2021.

    Don't know a lot about him, his contract, fit or what the trade would look like, but with PFFs high grading of him, maybe he'd be worth a look?
  13. Moving On To 2020/2021.

    Suggestion regarding "divas:" ....ahem..... get over it! Fanbases gotta stop only looking for themselves in players. These are 53 player rosters with a complete smorgasbord of personalities and yet for some reason we all start clutching our pearls when predictable confrontations or even poor decision occur. Yeah AB84 was absolutely destructive this year and didnt belong on a team. He was also one of best players in football for what? 5 years? And his presence on that team helped them be one of the top teams in the AFC for that time frame. And then he self destructed, because of some obviously metal health issues. Was he a problem then? Couldn't Everson Griffin deserve some of this same hyper scrutiny after he imploded last year? It happened off screen and out of sight so (thankfully) that hasn't happened, but thats kind of the point. For some reason we're more forgiving of superstars doing things like, oh I don't know...stabbing their teammate in the neck with a scissors ala Mike Irvin, but by golly Diggs threw his helmet in a game! He's a selfish diva obviously and his teammates, who have constantly come to his defense and talked about how that stuff doesnt actually bother them (some even like it cause most of the time he's right), actually think he's a cancerous problem. Yeah the skipped practises were a poor decion, and it fair to wonder if those become a trend, but are we seriously talking about getting rid of one of the team's most dynamic young players because of a few (one really), non criminal misjudgments? Honestly guys...get over yourselves and think of the times you had a outburst at home or work, and then everyone moved on because it's not that big a deal to pick up the pieces afterwards.
  14. Moving On To 2020/2021.

    @RpMc It's an interesting discussion in football theory/team building quite honestly, and I'm not fully convicted at this point that Coverage > pass rush or ,even more specifically, CB>3T However Pff has a series of publications on the subject that, while far from definitive, are at least thought provoking. https://www.pff.com/news/pro-pff-data-study-coverage-vs-pass-rush https://www.pff.com/news/pro-pff-data-study-coverage-vs-pass-rush-revisited https://www.pff.com/news/nfl-pff-data-study-coverage-vs-pass-rush-part-three I think you are also oversimplify the effect a shut down corner has on both a defense and an offense. A shadow corner who can remove wr1s isn't something an offense can easily overcome, as that's often (always?) their best weapon. Which removing obviously has massive consequence. Corners who can shut down an entire side, ala peak Sherman, might be even more valuable as they limit the offense to only being able to attack 2//3 of the field which the defense now has an easier time of defending due to the numbers superiority. We often underappreciated the idea of coverage sacks as well. Good coverage helps your pass rush and gives them more time to make big time plays (strip sacks are normally a bigger gain for your offense). It's also easier to manufacture pressure than hide bad coverage. Protection units are only as good as their weakest link. Finally i don't think you are correct about the effect of interior pressure on QBs. Due to QBs being able to see it they are more easily able to subdue it by either getting the ball out quicker or by side stepping it. Edge pressure is more effective because it's harder for an offense to manage and most of the answers have steep drawbacks, such as max protect. Aaron Donald, and even Chris Jones for that matter, are stark exceptions and while I can probably buy Chris Jones over Byron Jones, the former is going to cost a lot more
  15. Moving On To 2020/2021.

    A shut down corner is generally more valuable than a 3T so picking between the two would come down to how much faith they have in Huges and Hill I would think, and likely would require bringing back Alexander as well. Its certainly more of an upside move but they'd be betting big of the young guys so pretty risky too
  16. Moving On To 2020/2021.

    Considering team needs its a really good fit because history with Zim tells us we can't rely on a rookie CB and if this team wants to go all in on 2020 they should focus on the secondary and the offensive line mostly with playmakers on offense and a 3t after that. Imo of course
  17. Moving On To 2020/2021.

    https://www.pff.com/news/nfl-deal-or-no-deal-2020-free-agent-edition "DEAL: CB BYRON JONES (5 YRS – $16M AVG/YR) $50.5m guaranteed, $80m total Thirty-six different cornerbacks have played over 1,000 coverage snaps over the last two seasons, and among them, Jones ranks fourth in PFF coverage grade. His 18.9% forced incompletion rate ranks fourth at the position among 69 players who have seen 100 or more targets over those two season" This isn't the first time I've said it, but taking a big swing and signing a player like Jones is championship caliber move. Obviously it might not even be possible for them to do it given the cap constraints (there are ways), but they should be making a plan to imo. Edit: what's the deal with the quote formatting? I can't get that section from the article to be in a quote box by itself, everytime i try everything goes into the box
  18. Moving On To 2020/2021.

    Since it hasn't been brought up, it's worth mentioning that Jackson took huge strides this season as a passer. He was already vastly under appreciated in his abilities as a passer (hmm wonder why...) and showed a lot of promise there his rookie year. Strong pocket presence and a much better understanding of nuanced aspects of the position even going back to his Louisville days. He has just had trouble with consistent accuracy, albeit he can be absolutely pin point at times, and this season he maximized all that potential as a passer. I find it frustrating how much he gets dawged as a thrower and how so many act like "he'll get figured out" when he's a better passer than many of his contemporaries in age or experience. I'm less bullish on Murry's long term outlook but it's also worth noting that he is as accurate as it gets.
  19. Moving On To 2020/2021.

    And when the pocket passer gets slammed on a blindside tackle, the most impactful hit in sports? Do we cheer him cause at least he's not a duel threat QB who's a savant at avoiding direct contact?
  20. Moving On To 2020/2021.

    This isn't necessarily directed at you or accusing anyone here of anything, but the non stop injury narrative surrounding Jackson is so tiresome (and unfounded). It smacks of some people just waiting for him to fail, rather than just embrace the fact that he might actually just be good. It's fair to wonder if he can keep up what he did this year. It could end up as an outlier year for him like MVP Cam or RG3 or Tannehill this year. It also looks a lot like it's part of his developmental trend since his freshman year at Louisville. He's grown as a passer every year so *shrug* The injury deal is just fishing for reasons to hate tho, considering he doesn't have an extensive injury history and QBs are statically more likely to get injured in the pocket than outside of it...you know like Cam did
  21. Moving On To 2020/2021.

    Oh yeah Jackson was really held back this year with the injuries
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  23. Moving On To 2020/2021.

    No they get after their team and hold people accountable to play better. Something that Diggs has done repeatedly... Very similar to people like Tom Brady and even Adam Thielen, but I can't quite tell the difference between those two and Diggs....
  24. Moving On To 2020/2021.

    If they play things right, they could take that safe route and then still end up with a great team around a young QB later. Ultimately its takes a pretty special cocktail of opportunity and luck to end up with the Chiefs/Mahomes combination, that a team probably shouldn't build their plans around. With the only caveat being, unless there is a prospect that you feel as strongly as the Chiefs did with Mahomes.
  25. Moving On To 2020/2021.

    I'm not plugged into the draft at this point this year, but Tua still has a chance to slip to the 10th pick or maybe later, and from my understanding he is that type of prospect (based solely on other people's evaluations)