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  1. What could POSSIBLY go wrong.... Couldn't happen to a better team, they're buying a fairy tale in my humble opinion. It's easy to sound "all wise" when it's just talk. Throw in real life with its injuries, arrests (we ARE TALKING about Raiders) and an out of control locker room. 3 years in I bet they have massive regrets.
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  2. Thank goodness someone hired him, now lets hope the same can happen for Josh McDaniels before we make an offer...........
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  3. Sources in Chicago (Chicago Tribune) say Cubs just offered Jake Arrieta 110 Mill over 4 years. Jake will probably take it as he said he never wanted leave per sources close to the team. Man I hope this happens.
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  4. I still have that damn Barry Manilow song in my head thanks to UncleMark from the Basketball Thread. Freakin Barry of all people!
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  5. Holy moly! The Raiders are truly insane! Why does Gruden have this type of reputation? I really don't get it.
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  6. What a stupid contract. I certainly hope that type of contract doesn't become popular in the NFL. I like Gruden btw, but if he is doing bad, I imagine this contract would make it nearly impossible to fire him. Terrible. He better win a Super Bowl or 2 for that deal.
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  7. makes it hard to get rid of him if he doesnt do well
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  8. Here's a film study on Nelson from Voch Lombardi.
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  9. Shurmur is intriguing but so is Jim Bob Cooter....just not sure we as Hoosiers could live down Jim Bob's name.......Wilks is interesting to me as well. I am not interested in McDaniels, he mucked things up in quick order in Denver....maybe he is more polished (see crack made in another thread) but I don't want to be the litmus test for that theory.
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  10. Have a great time and stay warm! Good luck to the Pacers and hopefully they get back on track soon with these games.
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  11. I'm be at the bulls and bucks games I'm hoping dipo gets is back on track!!!
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  12. I think olduncle is just sick of the Celtics love feast at times this year and he himself even gets caught staring into Brad's sparkling eyes. And it also don't help the Pacers blew the game vs. the Celtics not long ago. I mean what was that? Don't worry, I might calm down a tiny bit on the Celtics thing.....maybe........ But the Pacers need to get an actual win again too for them to be more exciting to talk about again. And I don't love how the Pacers upcoming schedule looks but they NEED a win.......any win........
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  13. HC - McDaniels OC - Mike McCoy DC / Asst HC - Kris Richard
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  14. Saw the Celtics tonight and watched them carry Brad Stevens to a win. J/K Most of you probably don't watch them unless maybe it's vs. the Pacers or on primetime. Tonight against the Timberwolves at home was a typical Celtics game. Basically a nasty suffocating defensive game but a shaky offensive game when the shots won't go in. I should call them the Chicago Timberwolves though.......lmao Basically if you love defense in basketball, the Celtics are your team this year. 8 games out of 10 they often play great defense with a few sometimes being a slip up. When they do have the explosion on offense it's pretty fun but often their games are more led by their #1 defense. Since Horford is the only "aged" player on the team really usually the Celtics can keep up the intensity on defense due to so much youth. Also, very impressed by Kyrie the last few games. He used to get the ball hog reputation but he is nothing of the sort. His shots have not fallen in the last few games so he has been letting other guys do the work and Kyrie has been very active on the defensive end. A credit to Brad Stevens for helping to mold him into more of a leader. And I think Marcus Smart might be my new favorite player in the NBA. Dude is flat out hilarious. He can guard just about any spot and when he makes his shots he gets this little swagger thing going on that is funny. Oh and he's the daddy of James Harden. I got no doubt someday the Celtics will win a title under Stevens with this kind of commitment to the defensive end. They will need to make more shots though and gain some experience on the offensive end however........ Yeah Stevens himself was a good athlete. I think he just gets the nerd rep since he looks kinda nerdy in a boyish way and he is a game film nerd I guess since he was a little kid. I don't think the Indiana ties are everything, but it doesn't hurt so olduncle isn't 100% wrong on this at times to give him a tiny ounce of credit. If Stevens was born and raised in NYC it might not be as appealing to us. IT should help the Cavs a lot if he can stay healthy. IT has the energy and heart that could give a sometimes lazy self entitled Cavs team a boost. Only problem is, the Cavs are a bad bad defensive team and IT can't help them in that regard. Cavs will always score a lot of points though most games, we know that.........
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  15. and the Bears offer Mcdaniels 50% of the team and 200 mil for the next 20 years ensuring he will never be the Colts HC
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  16. I have never been a fan of his. I agree with Stitches. I just don't get what people see in him. All he is is this rah rah guy who craves attention and talks too much.
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  17. So, I was having a little fun again today on Fanspeak's site and came up with this draft. Now, I would have rather traded back in the 1st round, possibly the 2nd as well given the options available at the time. In the 1st round, both Darnold and Rosen were available, so I definitely would have traded back to get more picks, but FS doesn't allow that. So rip away. 3: R1P3 EDGE BRADLEY CHUBB - got him for obvious reasons NC STATE 36: R2P4 EDGE ARDEN KEY - couldn't believe he was still available, the chance to have pass rushers from both sides was too tempting. Think Freeney/Mathis 2.0 LSU 67: R3P3 LB JEROME BAKER - athletic LB, good value OHIO STATE 106: R4P4 TE TROY FUMAGALLI - has the best hands of any TE I watched this season WISCONSIN 142: R5P3 RB ROYCE FREEMAN - power and speed to pair w/ Mack OREGON 182: R6P4 CB RASHARD FANT - loved his ball-hawking skills at IU INDIANA 222: R7P3 G ISAIAH WYNN - need someone to backup the G's I see us picking up in FA GEORGIA
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  18. Well then this is a dumpster fire waiting to happen
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  19. Bruce Arians.....MNF would be golden if they gave that guy a mic and a cooler full of beer.
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  20. If I had hair like Mel Kiper I would be a model. That is some hair!
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  21. the only way to make Mel's Kiper's hair go completely gray then fall-out is to win and win more, as long as that happens, I'll be happy.
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  23. I know but my idea was - why not get a better coach for like... half the money? They could have had anyone for half that money....
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  24. Whoooa! Tooty Fruitie Oh Ruddddy. Whap Bobba Loobop Ah Whap Bam Boom. Damn that's a long contract.
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  26. You've got to be kidding me. I get it, winning says A LOT, but looking at the quality of players he had at Butler and at Boston beyond this year, he's been way overachieving. They should have beat Duke had they hit their free-throws and there is no reason that Boston team should have won 50+ games 2 years ago. That says a TON about him, especially now that he has a comparable top NBA roster, and he's missing one of his best players. Immediately after Heyward went down, everyone's reaction was "there goes Boston's chance", but they haven't missed a beat really. If you can't see what the guy has done and come away impressed, I believe your standards/expectations are a bit skewed/biased.
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  27. OMG....you sound just like my wife. I'm like "Did you just see that play he drew up in the time out!!" "Brillent!!!".....my wife.....he has the prettiest eyes....he's sooo cuteee! lol The nerd thing I don't understand because he was a great Indiana High School basketball player..I'm sure most on this board remember him if they follow ISHAA at all. He even followed it up with a pretty good college career. Here is a snippet from his wiki page. His basketball success is NO FLUKE...yes everyone talks about how he quit at Eli Lilly to be an assistant coach and think he just somehow is this unknowing guy that stumbled into success in basketball....the guy ate, slept, and grew up on good fundamental Indiana basketball. While yes he has the boy next door charm and look he was actually a high school star so he can't be ALL NERD. lol Here is his bio if interested. Stevens attended Zionsville Community High School, where he became a star basketball player.[7] He wore No. 31 in high school in honor of Indiana Pacers guard Reggie Miller.[12] During his freshman year, he would get up early to practice shooting at a local gym before school.[13] The hard work paid off as Stevens made the varsity team that same year.[13] By the time his high school career was complete, Stevens had set school records for career scoring, assists, steals, and three-point field goals. As of 2017, he still holds the records for career points per game average (26.8) total career points (1508), assists (444), and steals (156), as well as the single-season points record (644 in 1995).[14] Stevens was named to the all-conference team three times. In 1995, he was named the sectional MVP and was the leading scorer in state sectional play (32.3 ppg).[15] Stevens made the academic all-state first team and received the Straight A Gold Medal Award all four years.[15] He was a member of the National Honor Society, graduating seventh in his class of 165.[15] He earned three letters in basketball, three in track, and one in baseball during his days at Zionsville.[15] During summers, he traveled the country playing AAU basketball.[8] Although Stevens had a strong passion for the game, he realized that his basketball skills were modest and not likely to get him very far.[11] As such, he chose to attend academically oriented DePauw University.[9] During his stay, he played in all 101 DePauw games, earning four varsity letters.[15] He earned multiple all-conference and academic all-conference awards, and was a three-time Academic All-America nominee.[15][16] He was a team captain his senior year, and averaged more than 8 points per game three of his four years.[11][17] His career highs were 24 points and 8 rebounds in a game.[15] After his senior year, Stevens received the Coaches’ Award.[15] Coach Bill Fenlon later described Stevens as "one of the most selfless, team-oriented person [sic] I've ever been around."[16] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brad_Stevens Maybe there is some bias on this board...but heck go to the UK board....they drool over luring him away to replace Cal....so @oldunclemarkit doesn't matter what YOU categorize him as....he is probably the most sought after coach in all of basketball.
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  28. I need to see how IT changes the dynamics of the team. He is one guy that can definitely spark a team. They also have that Brooklyn pick so they could use that to go out and get Paul George or another difference maker if they saw the wheels coming off. If I'm them I don't trade it because they have to get younger sometime but who knows what Lebron forces them into doing. There will always be a guy waived or bought out that will come as well so a lot will change from now til then...but for sure the Celtics are dynamic.
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  29. I consider him a great coach by what he has accomplished in college and pros. He led a mid major to the ncaa championship back to back years. Where he coached at makes no difference. What if its because of his dreamy blue eyes?? The guy has been successful everywhere he has been and overachieved....he is well on his way to winning a championship at some point. He took a lottery team in Boston to the playoffs and has gone further every year. I'm not talking all-time great coaches here....but the guy has been a success at every stop along the way...even his playing career. He knows the game...knows what he is doing....gets the very most out of his teams...and I would understand if it was just people on an Indiana message board that is lauding the guy but it is universal....well except you....literally every nba analyst, sports caster, fellow coach, and players think the world of him. I'm not going to argue that he isn't a great coach. Let's put it this way...if he coached football...would you hire him?? Enough said! Was Jerry Sloan not a great coach...oh wait he played at UofE...he has Indiana ties. George Karl or Don Nelson? Was Marv Levy or George Allen not great coaches? What about Bill Snyder, Bo Schembecler, Frank Beamer. Eddie Sutton, Lou Carnesseca, Bobby Huggins etc etc etc. I know Championships are important and Stevens has a long road ahead of him but he has proven in this modern era he connects with players, he knows the game, and he is very successful...and every single team in college or nba outside of GS, SA, and Duke, NC, UK, KU would probably swap their coach for him. This isn't an Indiana thing....the guy is really really good and recognized by every fan base. He may not be one of the greatest...or legendary...but he is a great coach. In a landscape full of average coaches....meh....he is one that definitely stands out!
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  30. Because he has experience with it in Madden 2007
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  31. Dave Toub is going to be the Colts next HC. Mark my words.
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  32. Every head coach in the league started out as coach. It really don't matter what kind of coach as long as he can get players to follow what all of the coordinators and assistant coaches have to teach and instruct their players. A good head coach can be found anywhere as long as you find the right person.
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  33. I know this is driven by petty hate for the patriots but i can't stand the thought of it being McDaniels.
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  34. I’m very intrigued by Kris Richard, but we need an offense minded HC. Or at least I want one. I think I’ll go with Matt Nagy, I fear McDaniels will wear his welcome out but that is just hear-say to be honest. A lot of these guys are very intriguing. Not a bad time to go HC shopping!
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  35. I like Toub. He isn't as glitzy an option because he's a ST coach. But he just seems to have the "it" factor. He most strikes me as the kind of coach who can build a lasting program of success. I think hes he's the biggest risk vs. reward candidate. I think he has the right kind of leadership to be special.
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  36. The more I read about Toub the more sold I am on him. He had 7 of the top 10 special teams seasons in the history of the league and he's done it in 3 different teams. Now this doesn't necessarily make him a good head coach, but this type of consistently great performances by the teams he's been tasked with coaching points to an incredibly good ability to coach and teach, relay and impart information into his players, make them execute with high end level attention to detail. This is pretty much the opposite of what Pagano was doing IMO. He will need to get good coordinators too, but I no longer am skeptical of this hire like I was before I started reading on the guy. I think McDaniels would be good option too. I think Nagy might be a good option, but I don't know enough about him and his make up so if that's the choice I would have to trust that Ballard knew everything there is to know about him and that he beat some good competition for the job. The little I've seen from Kris Richard, he seems like an interesting option as well. I don't know much about his abilities though.
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