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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:21 pm

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Re: All about sports

Postby CrimsonEyes » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:49 pm

*Steeples fingers*

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Re: All about sports

Postby Koatanga » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:49 pm

Flex wrote:There was a lot of snark in my statement. Also BB will dump players pretty quickly if he feels their time is up.

Yeah but he extended Brady, so it's bizarre that he wouldn't keep Brady's primary target for the past 5 years who was 2nd in receptions in the NFL last year. That's not signs of drop-off.

Makes me wonder if Brady's extension has more to do with Mallet not being where they need him to be than with Brady still being on top of his game.

If your QB is on fire, you get him more targets; you don't take away his favourite. We could be looking at the start of rebuilding in NE.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Flex » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:53 pm

Brady's extension was just rebuilding the contract to free up cap space for this year and next.

New England won't rebuild in the traditional sense, when Brady retires they'll be horrible because BB will retire and the process of becoming the Browns starts.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:55 pm

CrimsonEyes wrote:*Steeples fingers*

EEEEEXXXXCELLLENT.


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Re: All about sports

Postby Koatanga » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:29 pm

Klaudandus wrote:
CrimsonEyes wrote:*Steeples fingers*

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Re: All about sports

Postby Nakama » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:38 pm

As the resident Patriots fan here, I was hoping Welker would get resigned, but knowing BB, I was pretty sure they'd let him walk. That's a big pickup for Denver, I think.

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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:12 pm

Danny Amendola to the Pats
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Re: All about sports

Postby Fridmarr » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:50 pm

Koatanga wrote:
Flex wrote:There was a lot of snark in my statement. Also BB will dump players pretty quickly if he feels their time is up.

Yeah but he extended Brady, so it's bizarre that he wouldn't keep Brady's primary target for the past 5 years who was 2nd in receptions in the NFL last year. That's not signs of drop-off.

Makes me wonder if Brady's extension has more to do with Mallet not being where they need him to be than with Brady still being on top of his game.

If your QB is on fire, you get him more targets; you don't take away his favourite. We could be looking at the start of rebuilding in NE.

I wonder if the pats felt that Welker was more a product of the system? Those two solid tight ends allow the slot to get some favorable matchups. Now that they signed Amendola, I think that's probably at worst a wash.

The NFC west is downright scary, I don't think anyone is keeping pace with the 49ers and Seahawks at the moment. That should generate some great games for years to come.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Flex » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:50 pm

Klaudandus wrote:Danny Amendola to the Pats


Younger Welker.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Koatanga » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:21 pm

Cliff Avril to the Seahawks.

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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:43 am

Flex wrote:
Shoju wrote:Yeah, It's a gamble, but one we aren't making I guess.


Kruger is a big enough gamble anyway. It took Suggs coming back for him to get any decent numbers. Does Cleveland have anyone to help him in that way or will he be the guy the offense keys on to free up other people?


We have MLB D'Qwell Jackson. He may not get as much press as Suggs, but I believe (and there could be some bias) that he is the same caliber LB. His biggest problem was tearing muscles that led to back to back missed seasons a couple of years ago. He has been fantasitc in the two years since then, starting every game. I think the two of then, combined with the acquisition of Groves have solidified the LB Core. You then have Gocong, who is a "good" LB, and they should be pretty solid.

I'm pleased with the LB pickups, as well as the DT pick up. It frees up one of our other Defensive lineman to use as trade bait, and the current speculation is that they are talking with the Pats to trade Rubin (which is a shame, I liked him), or Phil Taylor (also a good guy, but not the "Fan Fave" Rubin is) for Ryan Mallet, since the writing on the walls says Cassel is headed back to NE, which makes Mallet expendable.

I'm not sure how excited I am about Mallet. I didn't follow him in College, and since he has been on the Pats, he has really just been the "kneel down butler". Seriously. In 2 years, he's thrown 4 passes, and has 8 Rushing Attempts for -9 yds. I do like his age (24 going into the offseason), I like his height (6'7").

Looking over his College numbers, they look pretty good in two years at Arkansas. His last year there, he had a 64% Comp Rate, 32 Td's, and 12 INT's. The only problem I see, is that he doesn't look incredibly mobile, even if he did score 4 rushing TD's his final year. He seems secure with the ball from College, he doesn't have a fumble in his stats.

In other news, the Browns are closing in on a deal with Fred Davis. If that falls through, they are expected to toss Meyers more money than he is worth, so that they are covered at TE. They are still 10m under the floor for next year, which means that we still need to make a splash or two to make sure we don't run afoul of that, and we still have a fair amount of cap space on top of that.

From what I see left on the market, I would like to see Davis over Meyers, a QB, and a corner. Munnerlyn is supposedly the big one on our radar, I guess we'll see if that pans out.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Flex » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:45 am

Fred Davis is great at racking up yards at the end of the game in loses to make his numbers look impressive.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Flex » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:53 am

We live in a society where people born on third base constantly try to steal second, yet we expect people born with two strikes against them to hit a homerun on the first pitch.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:12 pm

Huh. I guess I didn't have a problem with it.

Does that make me a terrible person?
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Re: All about sports

Postby CrimsonEyes » Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:14 pm

All three of the teams I feel fondness for have done well this offseason, so far.

The Seahawks (local team, girlfriend is nuts over them, and the brother like the 49ers, so familial spite is in play) got Harvin and Avril, bolstering an already formidable group.

My Colts look like they're fixing the OLine and the defense, both of which were several degrees of bad last year.

And Denver's (who I follow because of Peyton) are making some very, very solid pickups. DRC was a suprise yesterday after Welker.

Also, Klaud had it right the first time. Discord EEEXXCELLENT FTW.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Koatanga » Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:39 pm

CrimsonEyes wrote:Also, Klaud had it right the first time. Discord EEEXXCELLENT FTW.

I don't "do" MLP, so "excellent" will always be a Burns meme for me.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:29 pm

Koatanga wrote:
CrimsonEyes wrote:Also, Klaud had it right the first time. Discord EEEXXCELLENT FTW.

I don't "do" MLP, so "excellent" will always be a Burns meme for me.


On the other hand, Discord is voiced by john de lancie, basically reprising his role as Q.

It is because of that episode that i became a fan if that show...but i digress...

Rodgers cromartie to denver
Kolb will be released, jets to pursue
Niners interested in asomugha
Vikings eyeing former packer jennings and bears urlacher, and matt cassel
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Re: All about sports

Postby Koatanga » Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:47 pm

Klaudandus wrote:On the other hand, Discord is voiced by john de lancie, basically reprising his role as Q.

It is because of that episode that i became a fan if that show...but i digress...

Rodgers cromartie to denver
Kolb will be released, jets to pursue
Niners interested in asomugha
Vikings eyeing former packer jennings and bears urlacher, and matt cassel

I'm re-watching ST:TNG with my 8-year-old daughter because I reckon she's missing out if she doesn't understand what Star Trek is, and because it explores some interesting moral dilemmas. I find I hate Q just as much now as I did then.

Are the Eagles officially in free-fall yet?
Koln in NY... Nah, I don't see that working.
If Asomugha is the same as the Eagles version, I'm not bothered. If he's the Raiders version, I have more concern.
Jennings to the Vikes would make a lot of their fans happy. Not sold on Cassel at all. Urlacher should retire.

With the number of teams still looking for QBs and all fighting over the same mediocre bunch of backups, I am happier than ever that the Seahawks got Wilson.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:31 pm

oh, you're so stolid, you weren't like this before the beard. =P

I really enjoyed Q in Tapestry.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Koatanga » Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:14 pm

DE Michael Bennett to the Seahawks. Apparently, we're collecting the set.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:16 am

Browns fans are driving me insane. At least we can agree that we don't think weeden is the answer, but.... they want to collect every freaking QB who gets released. Kolb, Fitzpatrick, Tebow even....

Ugh... I don't know anymore. Of the QB's on the market, I don't see one that I'm sold on. Maybe Mallet, but only if we get him in with the understanding that if it doesn't work, we're going in another direction. My list of Qb's I would have wanted to see come to Cleveland is

1.) Alex Smith (went to KC....)
2.) Matt Flynn (I think there is something there.)
3.) Kirk Cousins (isn't leaving Washington in light of RGIII taking a wicked twist to the knee)
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REALLY
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HERE
Mallet / Fitzpatrick / Jason Campbell
ANOTHER
REALLY
BIG
GAP
HERE
The apocalypse taking the team out of Cleveland... Again
ANOTHER
REALLY
BIG
GAP
HERE
Kolb / Cassel
ANOTHER
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BIG
GAP
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The Rapture really happens
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Te.... Oh wait... That can't happen now.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:01 am

Hey, Tebow won a playoff game, something the browns haven't done in years
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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:54 pm

Klaudandus wrote:Hey, Tebow won a playoff game, something the browns haven't done in years


I honestly, wouldn't have a huge problem with Tebow being a in Cleveland, but I don't know if I could deal with a media circus that it would become, and the joke was funny enough in my head, I couldn't pass it up.

Honestly, from the word coming out of cleve, if Geno Smith is there at 6 (which is starting to look really likely, barring a trade) they would entertain the idea of taking him. Tebow in the bible belt would make Sundays to religious for me.
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Re: All about sports

Postby CrimsonEyes » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:05 pm

Honestly, if he's there, it's probably not a terrible roll of the dice to take Geno. Barring that, the best QB on the open market right now is....probably Fitzpatrick, if only because he was moderately approaching competent for a stretch a year ago, which is more than you can say for most of the folks who have been let go. MAYBE Flynn, but I still don't know how much I trust him, and, to me, his body of work is questionable. With the threats Rodgers had, just about anyone could have lit it up. If Wilson hadn't been so good, we could have made some cracks about how Flynn got beat out for the starting job by a rookie, but Wilson was quality, so no shame on him in that.

If it was me, and I didn't think Smith was going to be there, I'd take a stab at Fitzy. Get him a couple of passable passcatchers, you've already got a solid RB, and see what happens.

Am I wrong in remembering that Cleveland's D wasn't wretched last year, or am I way off base on this?

EDIT: Doom cut his salary, and stays with the Denver Ponies. On paper, this team is really starting to look formidable. *fingers crossed*
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