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NFL Off Season 2017

Discussion in 'Sports Talk' started by Timsup2nothin, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. GoodEnoughForMe

    GoodEnoughForMe n.m.s.s.

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    Not really. A mid-round 2nd round pick is worth a little over 10 million. It's an overpay, sure, but again, this money costs Cleveland basically nothing, since they need to spend money anyways. The earliest Cleveland will be good is the last year of his contract, if they can't move him, so it's not a big deal.
     
  2. caketastydelish

    caketastydelish Throwing Last minute-ints

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    Fair enough, then. There's also the reality that no matter what Osweiler does, he couldn't possibly play any worse. Lmao
     
  3. caketastydelish

    caketastydelish Throwing Last minute-ints

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    Seahawks signed Eddie Lacy. Sounds like they're listening to me. :mischief:
     
  4. Light Cleric

    Light Cleric ElCee/LC/El Cid

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    My chief complaint with the Browns trade is that they shouldn't have had to send a lower round pick back. Was that seriously a deal-breaker for Houston? "Yeah taking one of the worst FA contracts in history off our hands isn't worth a 2nd rounder, so unless you give us a 4th rounder we'll keep the guy who can't play, is a pariah in the locker room and we want desperately gone".

    Yeah I don't disagree, their roster was basically a dumpster fire so they kinda needed to purge things. That's the easy part, though.They just went 1-15 and may well threaten 0-16 again. How many years before we get to start saying "dude you have got to start putting up results"? You can be rewarded for your patience like the Raiders or you can have years completely flushed down the toilet like the Jaguars in the Gus Bradley era.
     
  5. Sommerswerd

    Sommerswerd All Your Trickle Down are Belong to Me

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    If they didn't give a pick in return then they are essentially buying picks for cash (Osweiller's 16 Mil). I don't know for sure but it seems like that may be the kind of thing that gets vetoed by the league, or breaks some kind of rule...
     
  6. caketastydelish

    caketastydelish Throwing Last minute-ints

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    If my understanding is correct (that Osweiler's contract ends after this year) he will be out of a job. Normally I'd say he's headed to McDonald's, but he's already made so much money (for nothing, chicks for free) that he could basically retire and never have to work again. :lol:
     
  7. Sommerswerd

    Sommerswerd All Your Trickle Down are Belong to Me

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    I would say "well there's always the Browns" but he's already on the Browns! :lol:

    EDIT: Funny anecdote... when the Osweiler trade happened I found out b/c a guy at work came up to me and said "OMG somebody traded for Osweiler! Can you believe it?!? I'll give you one guess who it is!"

    Without even thinking I said "the Browns". He started laughing hysterically and I said "Is it the Browns really? Of course it is! Who else could it be?" He agreed.:lol:
     
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  8. caketastydelish

    caketastydelish Throwing Last minute-ints

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    This is something I didn't consider, thanks. As I said before, Romo would be fine as long as you get him for cheap.
    I'm not going to defend the Bengals (who I don't give a damn about) or woman beaters, but this is not very fair of you. Every franchise in the NFL has paid woman beaters, rapists, gangsters, murderers, and all kinds of other crap on a regular basis. It usually doesn't get found out about and the teams as well as the league to everything they can to hush up about it. Have you seen the movie Concussion with Will Smith? Basically, everything in the movie is true. There is a crap ton of abuse both by the players and to the players. Perhaps with this knowledge, we should all stop watching the NFL entirely. I don't think we have to go that far- we should be aware of what's going on though. To exclusively pinpoint the problem on one or two teams you don't like is not right.

    Hell, it happens well before the NFL level. My mother teaches junior high students only 13 years old, and the football players basically get away with failing her class. They pull all kinds of BS just to ensure they'll still get to play. She also says the teachers are pressured to not get the football players in trouble no matter how bad they behave. These are 13 year olds, they're not even in high school. In high school they'll be treated like kings even more, and by the college level even more, and by the NFL level even more.

    Of course woman beating is bad, but if you think the problem is even remotely unique to the Bengals you are delusional.
     
  9. Light Cleric

    Light Cleric ElCee/LC/El Cid

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    Even as hard as teams try to sweep things under the rug (and believe me, they try their damnedest), I can't really think of an instance where there's video of a guy punching a woman in the face, not really be apologetic about it, have no real punishment (his college coach admitted this) and then a team just says "sure we'll take him". When there's video or other irrefutable evidence, it's usually the end, e.g. Ray Rice, Josh Brown. Greg Hardy only got a shot because there was no video, he paid off his accuser, and Jerry is old and really doesn't give a crap anymore,

    I am being a bit unfair because the Bengals' reputation for getting arrested/having sketchy characters is still a hold over from the mid-late 2000s(the 10 arrests in 2006 was eye-popping). They're actually better than most franchises as of late, but keeping Pacman and Burfict(not a problem off the field, but on it) keeps the stench lingering.
     
  10. Sommerswerd

    Sommerswerd All Your Trickle Down are Belong to Me

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    FBI director (?) just said to Congress in a Congressional hearing on the Russian interference ... quote:

    "I HATE the New England Patriots"

    Wow...:eek: Its that serious ...:shake:
     
  11. Light Cleric

    Light Cleric ElCee/LC/El Cid

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    He's a Giants fan, so that makes sense. I work with one and believe me he never misses a chance to mention that they were the ones to beat Brady twice in the Super Bowl.

    Although, honestly, if it was my team, I probably wouldn't be able to shut up about it either.
     
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  12. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Another drone in the hive mind

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    So Tony Romo retires and CBS immediately signs him to their number one broadcast team spot. How does that mush mouth moron go directly to the number one team? Admittedly CBS doesn't have much going on, but still.
     
  13. Serutan

    Serutan Eatibus Anythingibus

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    And this would be different from Phil Simms how?

    I have no clue how good/bad he will be, but the bar is pretty low these days.
     
  14. caketastydelish

    caketastydelish Throwing Last minute-ints

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    Because a longstanding QB from 'America's Team' is always the right choice. I'm willing to believe Peyton Manning is overrated, but I can't believe he lost out to this clown.
     
  15. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Another drone in the hive mind

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    I didn't know that Peyton Manning was looking at broadcasting. I had him pegged for coaching.

    Experience? Simms isn't great by any means, but I wouldn't have argued against him being the best that CBS had. Replacing him with someone with zero actual experience seems like a pretty wild leap.
     
  16. caketastydelish

    caketastydelish Throwing Last minute-ints

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    Fair enough. Yeah, he probably doesn't even want the job. Peyton Manning has so much money he doesn't need to work for the rest of his life, honestly.
     
  17. Sommerswerd

    Sommerswerd All Your Trickle Down are Belong to Me

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    Plus its not like he doesn't work anyway... "Chicken parm you taste so good", "Better ingredients better Pizza"... and so on...
     
  18. caketastydelish

    caketastydelish Throwing Last minute-ints

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    That kind of work doesn't require near as much time/energy as a full time role on a TV show, and it probably pays just as much.
     
  19. Sommerswerd

    Sommerswerd All Your Trickle Down are Belong to Me

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    More I'd think.
     
  20. caketastydelish

    caketastydelish Throwing Last minute-ints

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    Peyton Manning has more time/money on his hands than he possibly knows what to do with. I'd personally recommend Starcraft to him. Given his ability to read the defense and adapt, he would be great.
     

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