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    Robert Kraft Charged in Prostitution Probe

    Another thing... If the cameras also recorded any audio at all, with Florida’s status as a so-called two-party state (all parties to a recorded conversation must be aware of the recording and consent to it), those recordings would violate the wiretapping laws. Probably a lot of things Kraft's lawyers are combing through.
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    Robert Kraft Charged in Prostitution Probe

    No, not what he is being asked to admit he did though... Because, I have surmised over the years, it's not just about being 'not guilty, it's about procedure as well. "A Florida lawyer questioning the legality of videos capturing sex acts in the Jupiter massage parlor sting wants to block their release, saying the men are charged with soliciting prostitution, while the warrant in the case cited trafficking." “The issue is was there valid, legal reason to tape?” Richard Kibbey, a partner at Kibbey-Wagner, told the Herald on Tuesday. “The basis to tape is challengeable because the state attorney in Palm Beach didn’t say any of the men charged had any knowledge of trafficking going on. So that will be a centerpiece of our defense. … It’s unlikely that the tape in any way shows awareness of trafficking.” "According to records, covert video surveillance equipment recorded footage of Kraft and others. " A “joint motion for a protective order” in one of the men’s cases included Kraft and others. The filing states that the video recordings and other evidence have not been produced in the court process of “discovery.” There had also been a motion to 'seal' the evidence. That was recently dissolved as well. Things are rarely as simple as they seem. {Sigh}
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    Robert Kraft Charged in Prostitution Probe

    For who? Him, or folks looking for justice?
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    BPA Advocates

    Point them out, or don't make that comment at all. Can't have a rebuttal/discussion to that statement. Of course they don't, and they have a lot more information in many areas, reports, and really good film/tape from multiple angles fans never get. None of this translates to how real team GM's operate. Once he found he was good, he should have traded him for immediately for a position of need then, I guess. Not. You do not know this for fact. If I ever get lucky enough to get throjugh, I'll call in to his Late Hits radio show and ask him directly.
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    BPA Advocates

    Yes No! Players that don't fit the scheme just do not get graded nearly as high. Specifically because their (maybe amazing) talent doesn't fit the team 'system'. This is not a whatever talent show. It's a what talent do you have for us show. Yes, they have a board that accounts for other teams systems/schemes and who might fit - thus taking one of the board earlier than 1 team hoped, yet letting another player slide that wasn't expected to 'slip'. Along with lack of character/psychiatric and medical reports, it forms the triangle of why media and fans can't ever predict the draft right. Oh they may get Most of) the players names in on round 1 nearly all correct. But never in the right order, or even going to the correct teams. I don't look at it that way, though.
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    BPA Advocates

    Yes, how the 'Pros' do it. Not us fans. Thanks. It was me. And here it is again for the other folks: That is what Brian Decker was hired for!! Yes, the Colts listened!! (and Free Agent Signings too...) It happens. IE: Brady was graded late round QB (taken in 6th) Different teams will have different grades. Skills that appeal to one team may be less exciting to another (and vice versa, and scheme fit, role, etc...) No, he won't. He'll have him in a group of similar grade at other positions (if there even are any). Not a 'finite number'. Possibly, get a player needed and at his value, plus more? Heck yeah. Nope. Taking the higher talent player every time. Because they don't even assign players a 'number in the draft or talent level like fans do. Refer to the link above to how the Pro Teams grade ans set up their boards. Hardly anybody gets 2 pro-bowl players let alone same position. But remember Rob Gronkowski/Aaron Hernandez (before he went bat crazy...) duo? Even Duane Allen/Coby Fleener? Yes, he would. Reich could/would run many 12 and 13 personnel play formations, at times motioning out and into other formations for mismatches. Pfffttt. There will be someone at every position, and weakest positions getting backup substitutions more often, and upgrade via other teams practice squad, trade, FA signing, etc... What really happens is there are a couple/few guys at nearly the exact same grade (or real close), but at different positions. Here a player may get a nod over the same or slightly perceived higher graded guy because of position of need. It's still essentially BPA (because of closeness of grade) pick. This would depend solely on exactly how much (via grade) a lesser player he is. And the GM's mindset. I'm just not sure if some GM's succumb to temptation and veer away from their board at such times. Did Grigson crumble off his higher graded player on the board to take Bjorn Werner, because he (they thought) filled a position of higher need? We may never know for sure... I think Ballard stays true to the board though. No matter what transpires.
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    Peyton Manning on MNF

    You know Peyton would prepare/film study for each at least as much or more than Tony Romo does each week (quite astronomical). These two would be incredible;e assets for the NFL.
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    No QB in Round One?

    Hmmm.... 1000/1 maybe?
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    Colts Corner trade rumours

    There are plenty of people here in FL in the winter that do just that. They are called 'snow birds'. Any word on trades? I'm not very convinced we are going to pull one off.
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    Dolphins sign Ryan Fitzpatrick

    Fitzmagic, just enough to derail the 'tank for Tua' train? ;-) As for Rosen, if AZ can't get a decent (to them) deal, they can pay Josh his <5 million per year for the next 3 years while he holds the clipboard easily, along with Kyler Murray's pay; for less than many teams pay only their starter.
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    2019 Browns

    Depends how fast the coaching staff can get all the players up to speed on the playbooks, and the reps to generate some chemistry. The pieces are there, are they moved in winning positions?
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    Tyreek Hill being investigated / abuse involving minor

    CB was the one who checked out Peters and convinced Dorsey to get him. The others, I don't know if he was involved at any level at all??
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    BPA Advocates

    Right. Coaches didn't want him, they kept thinking they would have Favre for awhile. The GM (not the scouts, not the coaches) had done the film study work pre draft on a hunch it had a small chance to happen. When word was 49'ers were going with Smith, Thompson had long stashed the hay in the barn, even though Gruden/Bucs seemed to be the landing spot if he did slip, Titans or then the Chiefs after that. It was a GM staying true to the board even over the coaches wants pick. And he had the backing of the higher ups too. "Bob Harlan, Packers president: "The day of the draft, when Aaron kept falling, when we were probably five or six choices away, Ted asked me if I'd step out of the room with him. We went into his office and he said, 'If Rodgers is still there, I'm going to take him because he's the top guy on our board and there he sits.' He said, 'We're going to catch some heat because Brett's playing and playing well and people are going to say you've got so many needs why in the world are you taking a guy who's going to sit on the bench?' It was the same thing I told Ron [Wolf] all those years, I told Ted, 'It's your club. You do what you want to want to do and make the choice you want to make, and we'll stand with you.' So the two of us go back in the room and there it comes and there he sits. Ted stands up and says, 'Fellas, I'm going to take Rodgers.'"
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    BPA Advocates

    It was actually a we'll never see him. Even when they found out draft day Smith was going #1. Thompson felt Rodgers was going to be a Buccaneer. But he had done his film work anyway. When Gruden passed, he thought he would be a Titan. When Pacman Jones went, Thompson stopped taking phone calls for a possible trade down. He was in a hold pattern for him then. Still not expecting him to be there at all, nor that Brett would fake retire until finally doing so 3 years later (then unretiring again and get shipped to the Jets). So they really weren't in a tight bind to try to get him They were looking to trade down, not up), nor did they expect to land him in the grand scheme. But the work Ted Thompson put in anyway paid off. That's the point.
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    BPA Advocates

    Yes. And more than that, often a player doesn't even make a teams board because he is not close to being a schematic fit. There may be only 150-175 players on some teams big board because not every team has all of the same players on their boards. Many have a red flag section off to the side as well. If a 6.5 - 7.4 players falls to past a certain round (say 4 in this players case), then red flag guy might get put back on board for next pick (some teams, not all). Here's a former Pro and College scout / coach / Adminstrator with basics of how a draft board gets set up-