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  1. Fake Media! We traded a first for Trent and went nowhere!
  2. No thanks. But I'd like you to meet this guy. You should have plenty to talk about.
  3. Well yeah, but that's the point of those contracts. That doesn't mean I'm saying we should be limited to those types of deals. The type of player usually determines what type of deal you shoudl give them - or at least have in mind what off you're willing to give. Guys you retain, guys that if you used them as they were used on their previous team and still have projected life and value in the NFL deserve 2-3 year deals and any performing over taht is bonus (i.e. Hunt and Ebron), and then your cornerstone guys get teh longer deals. You use all these tools taking risks into account, I was just speaking specifically to a subclass of the available tools. I disagree with the no cost certainty of 1 year deals. There is, and its based off the cap in the current year. The value of the replacement player is generally known. Not to us so much, but amongst the league and that value is relative to the available cap. So if you signed a replacement level for 2 years, you'll actually be paying the same (maybe less) than if you signed 1 player at replacement value each year. It's the guys like Ebron where you get consistent value for multiple years, but that has less to do with the fact that he's under a 2 year contract and more to do with the fact that he was a good enough player that he deserved a 2 year deal in the first place.
  4. So, we're just supposed to come and sit in here or what?
  5. I always thought the 1 year prove it deals were always glamorized because of the "prove it" portion that people attach themselves to. It's not a prove your value and you're all the sudden valued toward the top of your position. It's more like a, "you're on your way out and we're trying to squeeze the last bit of football out of you before you're less than the replacement value." You always hopes a guy outperforms, but the point of these "prove it" deals is less about proving they deserve a bigger contract and more about taking calculated risks on guys with diminished value. Generally, that diminished value is based heavily on their previous year's underperformance. If tehy perform the same as last year, you are getting what you paid for. If they perform less than last year, these deals are cheap to walk away from. And if they outperform them, maybe they resign here, maybe their franchised, or tehy sign else where. It's a wiser investment of risks/rewards, spreading that risk over several players with cheap overhead and no long term investment on a year to year basis. It's sustainable, even if every player signed that fits under this category fails to live up to their contract. On the other hand, signing a player based on his reward (i.e. last year's performance) which is often near the peak of his value in his entire career. Here, the risk/reward is not spread and instead all in one player. Wehre he lives up to his salary, the reward is never realy exceeded, or marginally so. But if he underperforms, well, the overhead in cap space goes years into the future and can affect you for multiple years.
  6. I'm saying that's the whole point. Knowing that, you lock a player up for another year at a cheaper value than you would ify ou entered into a 1 year deal with him. It was intentional. Not because they want a 2nd round pick for Rogers, but because they're avoiding the market and still coming in under what the market value woudl be. It's like having a half-off coupon that is valid only for you and no one else. That's just the part that seems lost on everybody else.
  7. Its my damn game, I'll play it any way I damn well please! And my team is good dangit! Even the UDFAs are coming along nicely...
  8. Thank you all! I will take the Titans. Havent been around as much this year/offseason. Been having a lot goin on. Huge coincidence I came here to see some draft posts and see this starting back up. Ill take the Titans and just be sure to check regularly and get picks in to someone ahead of achedule with BPA as a fall back to keep things going. Whens it start?
  9. The one thing the NFL has going for it is parity. I don't watch the NBA because it is a major market affair. Yeah there's a soft cap, but clearly the big market cities have an advantage and since it's a super star driven league, superstars find their way eventually the Lakers, Celtics, etc. MLB is the same, but with an unlimited cap, you can essentially pay to play at every position. If the NFL doesn't have parity, I find myself caring less and less. This isn't about Tom Brady anymore. Whether he's the greatest of all time or not, a coach like Bill Belicheck is what tips the scales. The fact of the matter is, Brady would just be another guy or, at best, a good quarterback without Bill. But Belichick, if he didn't have Brady it would have just been someone else, Bledsoe or someone after Brady. He's that good of a coach. He has almost single handedly made this a lopsided league. And good for him, good for Pats fans. But I don't care to watch it.
  10. I dont know if I will or not, but it's certainly the first year, pretty much since Peyton Manning came to Indy that I just don't whether or not I watch it.
  11. Usually when someone says, "there's always next year," it's because they missed out again, and it's only the fanbase of theindividual team saying that. It's not supposed to be the rest of the country saying that about only one particular team in a league predicated upon parity. I just can't bring myself to watch. If someone were to put Belicheck in a coma or break Brad's throwing arm, I would feel bad, but not bad enough to enjoy watching a gimp Patriots team.
  12. Yup...at this age, he's earned it. Especially having come back from his groin injury and playing back to his usual form.
  13. I said a while back, he's earned enough goodwill in my book, I'd keep him until he proves he doesn't belong. You're playing a little russian roulette the longer you keep him on the field, but still...One of the few guys I've ever said that about and fully acknowledge that's not smart team management. Meh, that's why I'm not in an NFL's FO. Still don't care lol.
  14. I always wondered where that was coming from. I just chalked it up to the fact that I really only heard him on Monday's at 5pm. Thought maybe he said that on other shows. Still, in the back of my mind, I always thought, "Usually, it's the person who doesn't say that who says 'told ya so,' or it's the person that gives 10 different takes and reminds us of the time he did tell us without giving us the context of his other 9 opinions." It wouldn't surprise me at all if he either never said it, or did, but in a very different context than the one he claims in the moment. That doesn't mean he doesn't know what he's talking about or that I still don't enjoy listening at all. But I get the skepticism.
  15. That one guy on Dakich that was talking about the half heated field though was hilariously out of his mind, though.
  16. I disagreed with it but I also did agree a little bit with him. I do think people in general do tend to romanticize it. I remember for years Pats fans would always talk about the next big name free agent, whoever it was, would want to come there and would do it gladly at a discount because of who Bill and Brady are. As if they are doing them a favor by signing them. Team culture is a component of the success of any team - and by extension, what attracts suitors. But like any complex group of people working towards a common goal, you've got to not only function, you've got to function such that you are constantly progressing toward that goal. The ones that get noticed the most are the ones that do it better than everyone else. Just a simple fact of life.
  17. Don't forget, she doesn't know much about football, either. An elite authority on Luck's projecting Luck's health and viability going forward.
  18. I don't think anyone can disagree with that. The Colts can play bad, but if the Chiefs are also playing bad, we're in the game. However, the Chiefs capitalized on our mistakes. Credit to them.
  19. I could be wrong on that. It's not like drops are defined by the league, so that makes it a subjective stat. Sacks fell into this category for a long time and Tackles were not official stats until 2001. So someone may say 25 drops, and another solid authority might say 10. In any event, everyone can agree that being #1 in the league in drops is a terrible stat to lead the league in.
  20. Well, he is good. But the issue with knocks like drops, fumbles, errant throws, yadda yadda, is the timing of them. Out of all Ebron's drops, some of them were easily overcome, and others, like the 3rd down drop Saturday, were more impactful. 3 and out because of a drop is no bueno, especially since you're up against a team where a shootout is very likely.
  21. I wasn't making a sweeping judgment. I was responding to someone who said the knock on Ebron was drops - so I mentioned something about his drops.
  22. He led the league in dropped passes didn't he? I thought I remember seeing a stat during a regular season game where it was like 25 drops. I could be misremembering the number, but still pretty sure it was the league high. And that was like with a couple weeks to go!
  23. Game plan was not the issue. The issue is the Colts looked lethargic on the field. All game long. Execution was terrible. Game plans can't make your guys sustain blocks or throw accurate passes or hit the hole hard. We were down 17-0 in the first. That puts you on the verge of being one dimensional pretty quick. Not only that, we still did mix in the run quite a bit. But playaction is fooling no one when you're in 3rd and long and down 3 scores. That's why we didn't run it alot. We never established the run, and we certainly couldn't demonstrate a viable pass attack. Play action is just wasted motion at that point. Also, we could have run no huddle sooner, but with so many quick 3 and outs, putting your defense back on the field ASAP is not the wisest of risks.
  24. I think the fact that he never responded to your OP is proof that he did ignore.
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