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  1. Good question. I wonder if an NFL team will give him a chance as a backup.
  2. Completion percentage is one of the most overrated stats. Bradford had a great completion percentage in 2016 too. Didnt he break the record that Brees held? We went 8-8 that year after starting 5-0. To the quotes in bold, you are wondering why the Vikings gave up on Teddy?? Zimmer is on record as saying he wanted to keep Teddy. However, the medical staff said that Teddy would not recover from that horrific knee injury. He almost lost his leg. As much as I liked Teddy, I understood why the team did not want to take a chance and sign him to an extension. But Zimmer wanted to keep him. Teddy is the perfect QB for the conservative Zimmer who probably would like a guy like Jake Fromm. Anyway, I appreciate your sharing your opinion. Thank you. Btw, who do you want to be the Colts QB next year? (Besides Joe Burrow)
  3. I noticed that! I saw two scores on my phone. Mets losing to the Marlins and Cardinals. Glad it is preseason. How did the Cubs do?
  4. Gosh, where do I start... I can't see how you can compare Teddy's second year with Cousins' second year in Minny. Cousins was a seasoned vet while Teddy was still learning. Cousins' Vikings teams were a lot better overall. You mentioned that Teddy had Diggs in 2015. Diggs was a rookie then and was inactive the first 3 or 4 games. He also was not the complete receiver he is now. Neither was Thielen. As for AP, at times I found him to be more of a detriment than a positive. (Many fans thought the same.) Most of the time AP got 2 yards or less per carry, then would get a 20+ yarder that made his numbers look better. We were often in third and long situations. Yet Teddy found ways to sustain drives and avoid three and outs. Minny had the fewest 3 and outs that year and 2nd lowest 3 and outs percentage in 2015. Cousins situation is nothing like Teddy's. Teddy played all his home games outside, not in a dome. Minnesota was building their new stadium in those years. Teddy did not enjoy playing in great weather as Cousins has in the new stadium. Second, Zimmer was in his first and second years as head coach when Teddy played. He was very conservative and preferred to play ball control. This year Zimmer tried getting ultra conservative again (see first game) and Diggs and Thielen voiced their displeasure, leading to the coaches opening the offense again. Cousins took over a team that had gone 13-3 with Bradford and Case Keenum 2017. We went 8-7-1 with Cousins as starter in 2018. And he was not a rookie. As for the OLs, they have been bad since 2015. They look worse with Cousins because he has very poor pocket presence and he does not step away from pressure like Keenum did. Unless you watched the games, it is hard for outsiders to understand.
  5. I would not give up the 44th pick for Cousins. If Colts fans believe they are ready to win now, Rivers would be better. You won't have to give up draft picks.
  6. @stitches What I really want is to draft a QB. But after that PFF video (the podcast) that you posted, it seems only Joe Burrow and maybe Tua are expected to succeed as starters in the NFL. Maybe there will be a better crop of QBs in the next draft. What do you think?
  7. I'll take it. I think it is too generous an offer though, as you have him under contract for only one year. 3rd round pick is more fair.
  8. Nah, I am not a fan of JB. Lol. I would take a 2nd or 3rd round pick.
  9. I would probably take Teddy. I always had the feeling that we could come back and win with Teddy. I don't feel that way with Cousins. Teddy was always cool under pressure. He did the little things that don't show up in the stats. Since we had a pretty good defense, we did not need a high-scoring offense. So, the goal of our offense was to sustain drives, take time off the clock, and score enough points to win. Teddy knew how to sustain drives, whether it be by drawing oppo ents offsides, running for a first down, or throwing for a first down. What is most important to me is doing what is necessary to win. I have no problem with a game manager who makes good decisions and helps us win. Teddy is a game manager but he knows how to win. I was not surprised that the Saints went 5-0 with him subbing for Brees this past season. It is just my opinion. I don't expect people to agree.
  10. Would you like to trade for Cousins? He is in the last year of his contract and the Colts have the cap space to pay his salary. Your rookie QB can learn under Cousins. I bet Colts fans would get as frustrated as Vikes fans and Washington fans got when watching him play.
  11. Teddy was in his first 2 years of his career when he played with us. Cousins is in his prime. Teddy took over mid-season his rookie year and went 6-6 and then 11-5 in his 2nd year. Also, you cannot compare the team Teddy had when he was a rookie to what Cousins has had with the Vikings. Mike Zimmer had just taken over a bad team. Teddy had Matt Asiata as his main running back his rookie season after Peterson was suspended and McKinnon went on IR. Also, his receivers were not as good. Teddy would have won more with the players that Cousins has had. (Case Keenum did.) Anyway, I'm not going to go back and forth on this. It us hard for Colts fans to appreciate QBs like Teddy when they have had prolific passers like Peyton Manning and Luck as QBs. Let's agree to disagree.
  12. Some of us Vikes fans wish we still had Teddy. Some fans love guys that put up glowing stats. I like QBs that help their teams win. Teddy does not put up big stats but when he plays he wins. I would love to have him back. However, I would not pay Teddy more than $20 million/year.
  13. I checked his profile. He is compared to Randall Cobb, not Diggs. Perhaps Zuerlein changed it? Or was it an error? You don't like Aiyuk and Reagor?
  14. Lebron believes what Manfred did is a joke. He believes the punishment is not enough. He said: "Listen I know I don't play baseball but I am in Sports and I know if someone cheated me out of winning the title and I found out about it I would be F* irate! I mean like uncontrollable about what I would/could do!" James wrote on Twitter. "Listen here baseball commissioner listen to your players speaking today about how disgusted, mad, hurt, broken, etc etc about this. Literally the ball is in your court(or should I say field) and you need to fix this for the sake of Sports!" Link: Lebron Criticizes Baseball
  15. Former Commish Fay Vincent would not have tolerated any of this. The players would have faced severe punishment.
  16. I agree. I also believe that not enough has been said about the Red Sox cheating scandal. Weren't the Red Sox found to have stolen signs too on their way to winning the World Series a few years ago? I saw something showing David Ortiz criticizing the guy who helped expose the Astros' sign-stealing, calling the guy a snitch.
  17. Yeah, I don't think I could survive a day. Lol. But man, how dumb can they be! Haven't they saved enough so that they don't have to be involved in selling/distributing drugs?
  18. Wow. 13 pages! Vincent Jackson or Vance Joseph
  19. Haha. Great to see you, Jay. I'm around. Glad to hear that we will see you more often once the season starts. The Mets are a bit of a mess. We had hired Beltran as manager but he was forced to resign, as he was involved in the sign-stealing scandal. The fans also want the team sold but man who was going to buy the team backed out of the deal. Let's see how the season goes. All the best to you and the family.
  20. I picked Ruggs over Lamb even before reading this from Greg Cosell: -Henry Ruggs - I actually like him more than Lamb as well. Ruggs fits the modern NFL well - you can use him on jet sweeps, reverses, the screen game. He's as explosive a WR as I've seen on tape in recent years. He's got short area burst, he's got INSTANT effortless acceleration. I mean this guy, from what people are saying in the league, will run in the 4.25 range 40. He's one of those guys. He can line up in multiple positions, he can work all 3 levels of the defense. He's not as advanced as Jeudy as a route runner but he's got some subtleties to him as well. The way he moves, he kind of reminded me of Isaac Bruce type player, because he's got that speed-cut ability. You don't agree with Cosell?
  21. Is he your favorite QB in this draft? You like him better than Tua and Herbert?
  22. I'm going to be signing out soon (calling it a night). We can do it again tomorrow, with you doing odds.
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