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Postby UMFan83 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:13 pm

Unless Black Monday is the offseason thread, I didn't see one so far, so I am creating it.

This CBA proposal for 17 game season is nuts. Are they really going to make it so that some teams play 9 home games and 8 road games and others play 8 home games and 9 road games and then compete head to head for playoff spots?

I'm wondering if they are going to try to have a 19 week season, 8 home games, 8 road games, 2 bye weeks and every team plays 1 neutral site game (like London). You get the 2 weeks back by shortening the preseason to 2 games instead of 4 (or 3 games and just start the preseason a week earlier). This way teams don't have to forfeit home games every year to ensure we have 3+ games in London.
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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:17 pm

I think that is exactly what happens, at least eventually.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:30 pm

one neutral site game each is something that has been talked about a lot in the past, but I have no idea if that's on the table here.

I would think between London, Mexico, Canada and the occasional non-NFL American city/stadium hosting it could be done in a reasonable fashion.
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Postby Derwood » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:31 pm

The NFL is gaslighting the hell out of the players. "This is the best it will get, each CBA is going to get worse for you going forward". horsefeathers right off
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Postby Andy » Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:23 pm

I can't believe any NFL fan really wants 17 games and 14 playoff teams. I certainly don't. But the owners are going to railroad the players into allowing it anyway.
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Postby ChiCubsFan » Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:39 am

Andy wrote:I can't believe any NFL fan really wants 17 games and 14 playoff teams. I certainly don't. But the owners are going to railroad the players into allowing it anyway.


Why not? More is better. I am heavily in favor of a 19 week (17 game) season with 2 byes, 1 neutral site, and 8 home/away games. Anyone who plays on Thursday has a bye the previous week.

Don’t really care strongly either way about 14 playoff teams. But I guess keeping the playoff hopes of more teams alive for longer makes the season more interesting for more fan bases.
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Postby Andy » Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:00 am

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Andy wrote:I can't believe any NFL fan really wants 17 games and 14 playoff teams. I certainly don't. But the owners are going to railroad the players into allowing it anyway.


Why not? More is better. I am heavily in favor of a 19 week (17 game) season with 2 byes, 1 neutral site, and 8 home/away games. Anyone who plays on Thursday has a bye the previous week.

Don’t really care strongly either way about 14 playoff teams. But I guess keeping the playoff hopes of more teams alive for longer makes the season more interesting for more fan bases.

Because the players are quite literally getting their brains beaten in enough. Perhaps the best player in my favorite team's history just retired before age 30 because of it. I like football, but there's enough football. I'm tired of games being added for no good reason.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:39 am

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Andy wrote:I can't believe any NFL fan really wants 17 games and 14 playoff teams. I certainly don't. But the owners are going to railroad the players into allowing it anyway.


Why not? More is better. I am heavily in favor of a 19 week (17 game) season with 2 byes, 1 neutral site, and 8 home/away games. Anyone who plays on Thursday has a bye the previous week.

Don’t really care strongly either way about 14 playoff teams. But I guess keeping the playoff hopes of more teams alive for longer makes the season more interesting for more fan bases.


More is not always better.
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Postby Derwood » Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:10 am

17 game seasons, 14 team playoffs and a million games in London are all things that no fan has ever wanted
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:03 pm

Dear Newest Jets GM,

Please trade for OBJ using the Giants' third, sign AJ Green, Brandon Scherff and Graham Glasnow, and draft Andrew Thomas or Tristan Wirfs in the first with either Lloyd Cushenberry or Matt Hennessy later

Otherwise, good luck as the Dolphins' new GM in 2022!
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:16 pm

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There are pass rushers 50-80 pounds lighter that would do dirty things to get that vertical and broad jump, and the history on 300 pounders running a sub-5 40 is supposed to be really good..Also had a 1.7 10-yard split...Freak stuff, maybe even more impressive than Lane Johnson's, Terron Armstead's, or Trent Williams' combine
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Postby Derwood » Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:58 pm

Freakish measurables at the Combine aren’t anything to get excited about.
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Postby minnesotacubsfan » Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:23 am

Derwood wrote:Freakish measurables at the Combine aren’t anything to get excited about.


in an offensive tackle they are
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Postby Derwood » Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:27 am

minnesotacubsfan wrote:
Derwood wrote:Freakish measurables at the Combine aren’t anything to get excited about.


in an offensive tackle they are


Why? When is full sprint speed ever useful for that position?
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:28 am

Nobody tell Derwood that Wirfs is also really talented.
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Postby Derwood » Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:32 am

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:Nobody tell Derwood that Wirfs is also really talented.


Of course he's talented. That's not my point.

The combine is a place where everyone goes crazy about hand size and vertical jumps and 40 times, as if those are the only things that matter (as opposed to, say, actual game play)
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:44 am

Derwood wrote:
Ding Dong Johnson wrote:Nobody tell Derwood that Wirfs is also really talented.


Of course he's talented. That's not my point.

The combine is a place where everyone goes crazy about hand size and vertical jumps and 40 times, as if those are the only things that matter (as opposed to, say, actual game play)

Freakish measurable are something to get excited about when the freak is also freakishly skilled at the position.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:48 am

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:
Derwood wrote:
Ding Dong Johnson wrote:Nobody tell Derwood that Wirfs is also really talented.


Of course he's talented. That's not my point.

The combine is a place where everyone goes crazy about hand size and vertical jumps and 40 times, as if those are the only things that matter (as opposed to, say, actual game play)

Freakish measurable are something to get excited about when the freak is also freakishly skilled at the position.

The times and measurements can likely also confirm things you think of a guy/his potential and probably also can be predictive and correlate to future success/failure at certain positions. Even if the time/measurement doesn’t seem like it matters at a position.
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Postby Splendid Splinter » Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:11 am

Maybe the 40 is stupid to go by for an OL, but the 1.7 10 yd split is not. For comparison, Aaron Donald was 1.63 and 35 lbs lighter. It's really damn impressive Wirfs did at the combine.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:30 am

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:
Derwood wrote:
Ding Dong Johnson wrote:Nobody tell Derwood that Wirfs is also really talented.


Of course he's talented. That's not my point.

The combine is a place where everyone goes crazy about hand size and vertical jumps and 40 times, as if those are the only things that matter (as opposed to, say, actual game play)

Freakish measurable are something to get excited about when the freak is also freakishly skilled at the position.
penn state guys prefer to see the measurables in younger prospects.
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Postby Derwood » Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:03 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:
Ding Dong Johnson wrote:
Derwood wrote:
Of course he's talented. That's not my point.

The combine is a place where everyone goes crazy about hand size and vertical jumps and 40 times, as if those are the only things that matter (as opposed to, say, actual game play)

Freakish measurable are something to get excited about when the freak is also freakishly skilled at the position.
penn state guys prefer to see the measurables in younger prospects.



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Get it done!
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:05 am



Isn't this guy good? Come bounce back with

I think the Bears should sign Delanie Walker, badass player
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:14 pm



The franchise tag is also the worst

Updated offseason wish list:

FAs - Graham Glasnow C/G, Beachum LT, Joe Thuney LG, AJ Green WR, Robby Anderson WR, Jordan Jenkins LB, Vic Beasley DE/LB

Trade: Avery Williamson, Chris Herndon, Giants 3rd for OBJ or Mike Evans whoever is less wanted

Draft: Wirfs/Ruggs OT/WR, Cesar Ruiz C/G, Albert Okwuegbunam TE, AJ Dillon/Jon Taylor RB, butter
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:54 pm



I read this as "Adam Gase protégé nets nearly $30 million a year"' of course
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