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  1. Luck has sucked this year but let's quit the "regressing" talk until we've seen a larger sample size of games. Players go through bad stretches... it happens... It doesn't mean he has regressed.
  2. 7-9 team? Did you forget that we play in the worst division in football? We'll probably go 6-0 or 5-1 against this lousy division and only need to win 3 or 4 non-divisional games (out of 8 left) in order to win the division.
  3. Everything I've found said that they converted these option bonuses into signing bonuses. Here's a paragraph from a footballoutsiders write-up on the issue: http://www.footballoutsiders.com/under-cap/2010/under-cap-redskins-utilizing-uncapped-year To me, it seems like the Cowboys and Redskins found a legal loophole and exploited it. It even seems like they were planning for this legal loophole a year in advance.
  4. The 30% rule stated that a players salary could not be more than 30% higher in 2010 than it was in 2009. This deals with actual annual salaries, not signing bonuses, the link you previously provided confirms this. The Redskins converted previously existing option bonuses into signing bonuses. The Redskins took already existing option bonuses in both players original contracts and turned them into sigining bonuses. Based on the link you posted referencing the 30% rule, there is no foul there: Furthermore, every move or restructuring in the NFL must be approved by the NFL's league office before it goes into effect. So essentially, the Redskins made a legal restructuring maneuver which was subsequently approved by the NFL. Only for the NFL to come back a year later and accuse them of breaking rules. Interesting?
  5. The 30% rule had nothing to do with what the Redskins did. The Redskins took large amounts of money from the contracts of DeAngelo Hall and Albert Haynesworth that was set to be due in future years, and converted them to immediately payable signing bonuses... thus lowering their annual salaries that year and the upcoming years. The 30% rule does not prohibit this. What written rule, please clarify, did Washington or Dallas break during the uncapped season of 2010?
  6. I try to pass the time by actively following college football/basketball recruiting during this period of the year... Also the upcoming NBA Draft and Free Agency period.
  7. At the end of the day, the NFL is not going to win this battle. The NFL punished two franchises for dumping salary (Redskins with Haynesworth and DeAngelo Hall, Cowboys with Miles Austin) during an uncapped year. There were no rules in place to prevent them from doing this. The Redskins basically just restructured the deals of Hall and Haynesworth in order to pay them large signing bonuses up front in effort to clear cap for future years. Since there was no CBA and no salary cap, there was no league literature that prohibited them from doing this. This clearly screams collusion, league owners having a secret pact to prevent their employees (NFL players) from benefiting in the form of higher wages during a labor lockout. The basis of the article is basically saying that the NFL can't win both of these wars. Either they need to admit that collusion occurred and face the legal ramifications, or say "sorry" to the Cowboys and Redskins organizations and try to make up for their unfounded penalties. You can't penalize teams for doing nothing that was illegal, yet at the same time say that you didn't have some sort of under the table agreement internally among the rest of the NFL owners. Also the fact that Dallas and Washington are two of the marquee franchises (in terms of money, power, and marketing... not wins and losses obviously) that this league has to offer I think hurts the NFL. This case won't go away... not with strong willed owners like Jerruh and Moneybags Snyder fighting this.
  8. I think the NFL wants RG3 to be the face of the league. I don't recall someone ever getting as much attention and media coverage as RG3. The guy could go to a nightclub with his buddies and it would most likely be front page of ESPN or NFL.com ... I know he plays in one of the largest markets in the country... but it sometimes is just annoying that the media acts like paparazzi around that guy... you almost feel sorry for him.
  9. Huh? I'm aware of what he has done to earn his starting job, and that's impressive. Point I was trying to make is that not many rookie QBs take over a team that's already built for a superbowl.
  10. Exactly. Wilson is one of the luckiest rookie QBs in NFL history, being drafted onto a team that's stacked.
  11. Agree with this. I didnt' mean to come off too harsh in my earlier posts, but I was simply trying to make the point bolded. Wilson is good. But if you plug any other young QB into a team that literally has the best defense in the NFL and one of the best running backs in the league, they'd succeed. Take Luck, Kaep, Tannehill, hell even RG3...and plug them in for Wilson. Probably be a similar result.
  12. Agree to a point. Yes, Wilson led a comeback drive. However, just like they have most of the season, Seattle's defense created HUGE turnovers to create short fields for Wilson. Seattle's defense led the entire NFL in turnovers with 39 turnovers, often times giving Wilson the ball deep in opponent territory. Kaep nearly led his team to a miraculous comeback, but threw a bonehead INT in the endzone.
  13. Exactly. Has any rookie QB ever walked into such a good situation?! That team was already stacked when Wilson arrived for training camp his rookie year. Best defense in the NFL, top 5 running back.
  14. Do football fans not realize how little is asked of Russell Wilson? I agree with the OP. Everybody knows about his personality. He's humble, quiet, good head on his shoulders, smart, etc. Wilson is a nice guy. But honestly, Russell Wilson is really nothing more than a game manager. Seahawks are a defense first team. Wilson benefits from having the #1 D in the entire NFL, only giving up 14 PPG, so the offense doesn't have to do much to win. Secondly, the Seahawks are a "run first" team. Wilson hands it off to beastmode most of the time, and the stats support that. Seahawks (Wilson) are ranked 44th in pass attempts per game. There are 43 QBs in the league who throw more passes per game than Russell Wilson. can check the stats yourself here: http://www.nfl.com/stats/categorystats?seasonType=REG&d-447263-n=1&d-447263-o=2&d-447263-p=1&d-447263-s=PASSING_ATTEMPTS_PER_GAME_AVG&tabSeq=0&season=2013&experience=&Submit=Go&archive=false&conference=null&statisticCategory=PASSING&qualified=false Wilson is a young, mature, intellegent quarterback. But now much is asked of him. Hand it off to Marshawn Lynch, and make smart, safe throws when we need you to, and let the defense do its job. That's a fact, not an opinion. Wilson is not asked to put his team on his back like Andrew Luck, Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, etc. Wilson is more of a game manager, like Alex Smith, Joe Flacco, etc.
  15. exactly. Luck had a great sophomore. Andrew crushed RG3 and Wilson this year, though RG3 only had one leg and Wilson benefits greatly from the #1 defense in the NFL.
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