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DaveA1102 last won the day on October 23 2018

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  1. I think all 7 of them would be pretty happy for him.
  2. There was a great tweet (I forget who it was) that said Jameis is going from 30/30 to 20/20!
  3. I am Scottish mate, it is just my nature!
  4. I hate to be a buzzkill, but Leonard was not snubbed for DPOY. He said himself that he had a poor start to the season (by his, admittedly, high standards) and then he missed a few games. He ended the year in DPOY form, no doubt about it, but he was not in the conversation for the award, based on the overall year, in my opinion. Nick Bosa would have been my choice, but Gilmore is not a terrible choice.
  5. Leonard himself admitted he had a slow start to the year, even relatively poor by his admittedly high standards. Just off the top of my head I am sure he was out with an injury and then came back and played like, well, a maniac from that point on. Would be interesting to see his ranking from that point. The bolded part above stood out for me here...
  6. To be fair, I can understand that. To lose two games is a bit of a kick in the teeth for them and it certainly looks (from a neutral perspective) that this is the first steps in an attempt to move. However, as I (and other UK fans have stated) I do not think this is the way to go.
  7. Who said the Colts will lose a home game? As the comment you quoted says, the Jags are playing two home games in London and of those 2 games we know it will be from one of 5 opponents, one of which is the Colts. As of this year, there have 28 games played in London and every single one has been sold out. How many NFL teams have sold out their last 28 games, bearing in mind Wembley stadium seats around 84,000? To describe this as some kind of nuisance downplays the level interest and money generated by those teams who see it as an opportunity. Plenty NFL fans in Europe, like myself, stream it, subscribe to Gamepass, buy a ton of merchandise and the appetite is here, so the league see the opportunity to grow the game via this.
  8. All for opinions, but this is incorrect. The level of backup QB's in the league is pretty rotten (Bortles, Geno Smith, Glennon, Siemian all from 2019) and there is enough evidence to show that having a capable backup for 2/3 games can be invaluable for a team with playoff aspirations. Brissett showed enough in the first half of the year to show he can play well, but the second half of the year showed he does not seem able to do it consistently at a starter level. I agree we need to move on but to say he is "useless even as a backup QB" is just not true when you look at context of his peers.
  9. I am not sure how hard you tried there my friend! Jacoby Brissett will remain in this league for a long time as, although he has his flaws, a good backup quarterback is an extremely valuable asset. Based on this season, I think it is fair to say he is not the future as our starter but he would easily be one of the best backups in the league on any team, and so he will make a small fortune off the abilities he has, which includes his stellar reputation in the locker room.
  10. I would say you could put the same tagline against all of them: "Promising start, but jury is still out". I think they all had flashes of what they could be, but didn't see it consistently from any of them. As with all rookies, the 2nd year will be big for them, but especially Parris after a hellish year full of injuries. Certainly no write-offs as of yet.
  11. While I can understand a Jags' fan based in Florida being frustrated by this news, the team obviously feels this is the way they need to go in order to build their fanbase to allow the team to grow. This has proven successful up until now and so, although 2 games does seem a step away from their US fanbase, they are obviously looking to try and monopolise the European (especially UK) fans to create the growth. Hopefully people on here can see the level of interest from Europe in the Colts and can appreciate how much a visit to London will mean to people like me. It continues to amaze me how many European (and elsewhere) Colts fans there are out there. From a logical point of view, I doubt there can be a UK based franchise based on implications for playoffs if they made it and the likely difficulty they would ave recruiting quality free agents and retaining their own players. Anyway, until the announcement is officially made, I am going to try and contain my excitement as I have been hurt before!
  12. Good luck in your recovery! Absolutely agree it will not be the main reason for what he did, there has to be more to it than that, but I just feel there is enough science behind it to consider that it could be a factor amongst others. I do not believe a "normal" person who ended up with CTE would become a murderer, but if there are already underlying Demons then how much could a heavily damaged brain impact on their state of mind? An unanswerable question I suppose. PS Don't F With Cats is another great Netflix documentary if you are looking for something to watch, lol.
  13. I am part way through the Documentary but I had already listened to the Wondery Podcast, which I thought did a great job of reviewing the case too: https://wondery.com/shows/gladiator/ Much like @New Zealands #1 Colts Fan it wasn't as big news in the UK as it was Stateside and so there was a lot I didn't know about it and so, coming in cold, it really was shocking in terms of the actions of someone who, from the outside, looked to have it all. I don't think you can discount the CTE side of it, as there does seem to be a graduation from a happy high schooler who was popular, funny and well-liked to an aggressive paranoid murderer with little consideration for life. However, we will obviously never really know the full story.
  14. Thanks for the invite but I have a new job that is presently monopolising my time! Not only would I struggle for time in making selections but would want to be able to do a bit of research as well. Good luck to the rest of you though!
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