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post #1751 of 1931

Cutler has been 'cut...lord' (love ya Fleed) from the Bears. Glennon rumored to be on tap for Chicago, and Cutler may go to the J-E-T-S.

 

EDIT: OH and now Cowboys rumored to be trading Romo instead of releasing. Possibly Broncos or Texans.

post #1752 of 1931
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Originally Posted by Martianman View Post

Cutler has been 'cut...lord' (love ya Fleed) from the Bears. Glennon rumored to be on tap for Chicago, and Cutler may go to the J-E-T-S.

EDIT: OH and now Cowboys rumored to be trading Romo instead of releasing. Possibly Broncos or Texans.
Thank fucking Christ. I was so stoked on April 2nd 8/9 years ago when they got him. He got hate early on when not earned but last few years-fuck him.

Glennon-meh. They still need to draft him and he'll be the 23rd Highest paid starting QB - and with all the rookies after him he's basically bottom of the barrel.
post #1753 of 1931

Hahahahahaha

 

EDIT: Oh, and here's Sports Pickle's joke article about it two days ago - http://sportspickle.com/news/report-texans-willing-trade-franchise-qb-brock-osweiler.html

post #1754 of 1931
I think it's a great move for the Browns. They have 100+ million to spend and can take 1 shitty contract to get a potential starter with that 2nd round pick. If they draft right. But it is the Browns so.
post #1755 of 1931
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I think it's a great move for the Browns. They have 100+ million to spend and can take 1 shitty contract to get a potential starter with that 2nd round pick. If they draft right. But it is the Browns so.

Maybe, and I like the Zeitler signing, but $100 mil in cap space and you get Kenny Britt and Brock Osweiler? BRUTAL. 

post #1756 of 1931

Good lord, that made my day. Fuck you, Osweiler.

 

Sorry Mangy.

post #1757 of 1931
Yeah, I don't mind the Osweiler signing. They can cut him pretty easily next year; they basically just bought a 2nd round pick for next year.

The Zeitler signing, though, is great. If we had just kept Mitchell Schwartz last year, we would have a pretty solid O-line. Even without, that line should be much better this year.

Britt had a 1,000 yard season last year with Keenum and Goff throwing to him, so I am not totally opposed to that signing, but I am definitely more weary of that move.
post #1758 of 1931
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Yeah, I don't mind the Osweiler signing. They can cut him pretty easily next year; they basically just bought a 2nd round pick for next year.

The Zeitler signing, though, is great. If we had just kept Mitchell Schwartz last year, we would have a pretty solid O-line. Even without, that line should be much better this year.

Britt had a 1,000 yard season last year with Keenum and Goff throwing to him, so I am not totally opposed to that signing, but I am definitely more weary of that move.

I'll give them credit: they haven't been boring. Still feels like they're paying a buttload of money to get an extra pick.

post #1759 of 1931

Cardinals have signed Phil Dawson. Our GM promised an aggressive free agency, but my heart can only take so much!

 

Actually, I like this signing. While a chunk of our fanbase is pissed that we signed a 43 year old kicker, they're dumb because Catanzaro was shit last season, and veteran kickers are the shit.

post #1760 of 1931

Take my Osweiler, please.

 

Instead of also giving up a 2nd and a 6th and getting back a 4th, or whatever it was, they should have just traded him, plus a mid-rounder for literally bag of deflated balls.

post #1761 of 1931
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Take my Osweiler, please.

 

Instead of also giving up a 2nd and a 6th and getting back a 4th, or whatever it was, they should have just traded him, plus a mid-rounder for literally bag of deflated balls.

AKA RGIII.

post #1762 of 1931

Brandin Cooks to the Patriots.

 

Fuck you, Belichick. We're tired of New England Super Bowls, godammit.

post #1763 of 1931
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I'll give them credit: they haven't been boring. Still feels like they're paying a buttload of money to get an extra pick.

It is a lot of money, but they also won't really get anywhere close to spending the $100 million they have in cap space, anyway. Apparently, the Jets (hahahaha) are considering giving us a 5th rounder for Osweiler. We would still eat most of the contract, but I can live with that.
post #1764 of 1931
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Brandin Cooks to the Patriots.

Fuck you, Belichick. We're tired of New England Super Bowls, godammit.

It looks like the Cooks thing isn't final, but I expect the Pats to get him. They did already get Stephon Gilmore who, despite being a bit inconsistent last year, seems like the pick-up with more immediate impact.
post #1765 of 1931
Thread Starter 
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Hold the phone on Campbell and the Jags:  Chris Mortensen is reporting that Campbell told the Broncos he'd play for them for less than what the Jags offered.

Fuck Mort.

post #1766 of 1931

Redskins have fired their GM. During free agency. Uh oh.

post #1767 of 1931
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Redskins have fired their GM. During free agency. Uh oh.

 

When he didn't attend the combine I think most Washington fans figured it was only a matter of time.

post #1768 of 1931

So Aldon Smith spoke with reporters today after he was detained by police for public intoxication:

 

 

 

Seems sober to me.

post #1769 of 1931
Well, WaPo just released a report on prescription drug use by medical professionals in the NFL. Skirting federal
Guidelines and such.

And, wonder of wonders, it's all thirty-fucking-two of em.
post #1770 of 1931

Cardinals have re-signed Andre Ellington.

 

Keeping that "aggressive free agency" train rolling...

post #1771 of 1931

John Elway in the news today for politics...

 

When did his face go over to the darkside?  He looks like Old Biff.

post #1772 of 1931
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John Elway in the news today for politics...

 

When did his face go over to the darkside?  He looks like Old Biff.

I'm not prone to ever talk about people's looks, but I've never understood how a guy with so much money wouldn't get his teeth fixed. (and its not like Michael Strahan's gap tooth that he's used to his advantage with his charm) 

post #1773 of 1931

Maybe he's afraid getting them fixed would change his singing voice, like Freddy Mercury.

post #1774 of 1931

So, the competition committee is likely to ban leaping over the lines during field goals. Sadly, Bruce Arians is at the forefront of the movement, probably due in no small part to Kam Chancellor nailing the play and ruining our fun times.

 

The PR spin is that it's for player safety, and that the play brings too much risk of injury. I think it's bullshit. The entire sport brings risk of injury, and if a player like Chancellor wants to go the extra mile, put himself on the line, and make a daring, electric play like hurdling both lines and blocking a field goal, it should be his prerogative. The play is risky enough for a team, given that if contact is made while jumping, it's a penalty. If someone is athletic enough to make that play without fucking it up, more power to them.

 

The NFL just wants to continue to homogenize every game into one bland, formulaic formality every Sunday.

post #1775 of 1931
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Originally Posted by D.T. View Post
 

So, the competition committee is likely to ban leaping over the lines during field goals. Sadly, Bruce Arians is at the forefront of the movement, probably due in no small part to Kam Chancellor nailing the play and ruining our fun times.

 

The PR spin is that it's for player safety, and that the play brings too much risk of injury. I think it's bullshit. The entire sport brings risk of injury, and if a player like Chancellor wants to go the extra mile, put himself on the line, and make a daring, electric play like hurdling both lines and blocking a field goal, it should be his prerogative. The play is risky enough for a team, given that if contact is made while jumping, it's a penalty. If someone is athletic enough to make that play without fucking it up, more power to them.

 

The NFL just wants to continue to homogenize every game into one bland, formulaic formality every Sunday.

 

 

I don't think the NFL realizes that it's in a precarious position....it needs to de-homogenize/de-bland its games, because I think people like myself are getting very uncomfortable with how the sausage is made, and un-entertaining games make it all the easier to turn away in favor of other sports.....ALL of which have their issues but don't generally have the "large percentages of our athletes will be cripples/brain damaged" as a fact of life in that sport. 

post #1776 of 1931

Ladies and gentleman, Bernie Kosar:

 

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/03/23/bernie-kosar-on-dwight-clark-als-diagnosis-i-could-make-a-joke/

 

Quote:
“We had a bad weekend with Gale Sayers being diagnosed [with dementia] . . . Dwight Clark with ALS,” Kosar said. “I could make a joke about his struggles in picking players when he was here. It almost makes me wonder if maybe it started earlier.”
post #1777 of 1931

The competition committee is also looking at shortening overtime during the pre-season and regular season to ten minutes.  Their reasoning being an extended overtime would be unfair to teams that had to turn around and play a Thursday night game.

 

Now, aside from the fact that they shouldn't even HAVE overtime in the pre-season, I like how this line of thinking A) thinks the small fraction of teams who played a full fifteen-minute overtime on a Sunday with a game coming up the following Thursday was a huge deal and B) ignores the obvious solution of just getting rid of the generally terrible Thursday night games altogether.

post #1778 of 1931
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Ladies and gentleman, Bernie Kosar:

 

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/03/23/bernie-kosar-on-dwight-clark-als-diagnosis-i-could-make-a-joke/

He should have said "Hey, the game destroyed my brain too, cut me some slack."

post #1779 of 1931

Hell, I was just talking about Kosar in a positive light the other day. Well, fuck him and fuck Staubach double.

post #1780 of 1931
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 fuck Staubach double.

 

 

What did Staubach do or say? 

post #1781 of 1931
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What did Staubach do or say? 

 

 

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2598259-roger-staubach-makes-awkward-joke-about-concussions-roger-goodell-laughs

 

That's from the last time Staubach got busted poking fun at CTE. Dude has teammates that are practically fucked or dead from it, but it's a chuckle session between Goodell and him.

post #1782 of 1931

Can't imagine anyone, ESPECIALLY a former player, that would mock or ridicule these poor guys who can't even get out of bed in morning and need help just to take a piss who entertained us for years. 

 

Re. the OT rule shortening it to 10 minutes, that's going to result in more ties. That's not enough time for teams to exchange FGs then try to score again to break the tie. 

post #1783 of 1931
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Originally Posted by Anderson View Post
 

 

 

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2598259-roger-staubach-makes-awkward-joke-about-concussions-roger-goodell-laughs

 

That's from the last time Staubach got busted poking fun at CTE. Dude has teammates that are practically fucked or dead from it, but it's a chuckle session between Goodell and him.

 

 

Aw man. 

Staubach and Starr were essentially the only 2 guys who you feel would NEVER let you down for thinking they were the best. 

post #1784 of 1931
Hello, Las Vegas Raiders.
post #1785 of 1931

Goodbye Marshawn Lynch un-retirement rumors.

post #1786 of 1931

I heard they want to put the stadium on the Strip.

 

So... aggressive fanbase, a high-temper and ultra masculine sport, and legal public drinking. Fuuuuuuuck that.

 

I'll be there opening season just to crowd watch.

post #1787 of 1931
Thread Starter 

Grab a beer, make a bet, head back to the stands. What could be better?

post #1788 of 1931

Any pretense of fan loyalty aside, I just don't see an NFL team working in Vegas.....sure, you'll probably get a full stadium on a regular basis, but you'll also get a stadium filled with 50% or more of the other team's fans; what fan WON'T save up to do a Vegas trip/NFL away game double dip when they see Oak is on the schedule? I'm talking of fans that don't even travel well, much less fanbases like GB, Dallas, or Pitt. 

post #1789 of 1931

The violent crowd reactions when the Raiders win but don't beat the spread will be hilarious. As will the joy and cheering when they lose and cover.

post #1790 of 1931
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Originally Posted by Chavez View Post
 

Any pretense of fan loyalty aside, I just don't see an NFL team working in Vegas.....sure, you'll probably get a full stadium on a regular basis, but you'll also get a stadium filled with 50% or more of the other team's fans; what fan WON'T save up to do a Vegas trip/NFL away game double dip when they see Oak is on the schedule? I'm talking of fans that don't even travel well, much less fanbases like GB, Dallas, or Pitt. 

 

It's going to be an interesting, inevitably failed experiment. But where will they go after Las Vegas?

 

St. Louis Raiders?

post #1791 of 1931
The London Raiders
post #1792 of 1931

San Diego? 

post #1793 of 1931
Thread Starter 

Mexico City

post #1794 of 1931

Ron Mexico City

post #1795 of 1931

The other thing to remember about a team in Vegas: The overwhelming majority of people who actually live, work, etc. in Vegas, very, very rarely actually go to hang out on the Strip. I've had family members and friends who live(d) in Vegas and they make it a point to avoid the Strip. It's crawling with tourists, drunken idiots, college kids, etc. I don't see who they expect to go to these home games. It will probably be fans of other teams. 

post #1796 of 1931

Someone on a podcast I was listening to made an interesting point--you can't bet on UNLV at sports books in Las Vegas...will that also be the case for the Raiders once they are officially "home"?

post #1797 of 1931
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Originally Posted by Martianman View Post
 

Someone on a podcast I was listening to made an interesting point--you can't bet on UNLV at sports books in Las Vegas...will that also be the case for the Raiders once they are officially "home"?

I guess its possible, but I'm sure that wouldn't make a lot of people very happy. Casinos would lose out big if the Raiders are hosting say-the Cowboys, Pats, Steelers, Packers, some big name team whose fans travel well, and for them not to be able to bet on that game would be pretty hard to swallow. 

post #1798 of 1931

I'm working from home this morning, so I get to have the TV on. And ESPN is absolutely losing its shit over Romo sliding into broadcasting. NCAA national championship game last night, baseball has started back up, the Masters starts Thursday, but SC will not, shut, up, about Tony Romo. Breathless constant redundant coverage, commentary from every conceivable network employee, and minute-to-minute "updates." You'd think he was transitioning his gender instead of his career.

 

This is not the background noise I was looking for.

post #1799 of 1931

I thought Romo's ring finger was too bare to work broadcasting.

post #1800 of 1931

I hear he's replacing Simms at CBS. I'm not thrilled at having another Cowboys quarterback in the broadcasting realm, but I'm good with getting the fuck rid of Simms.

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