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  1. https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/indianapolis-colts/deforest-buckner-18955/


    The contract breakdown shown above. Actually like the move more now.


    As others may have mentioned before, this was basically a 4 yr $84M deal tacked on to the $12.4M franchise tag. So it became a 5 year $96.4M deal.


    When you look at the front-loading, Buckner gets $23.4M from us this year and then basically another $17M next year. After that, there is no dead cap hit if he did not make the roster.


    This guy is so talented, I doubt that ever happens. But basically after next year he will be on a year to year contract from 2022 to 2024.


    He basically gets $39.4M guaranteed this week with it being split between this year and next.


    Creative and smart cap management as I would have expected. Makes it look like an even better deal and not the "5 year $21M per year" offer that the media was trumping up.


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  2. I actually find the idea fascinating to be honest.


    I remember when Luck retired and articles came out saying that Luck and the Colts front office came to a "compromise" or "settlement" (two words I often saw used and found weird. I found it weird since the "compromise" or "settlement" was basically the Colts letting him keep everything and not demanding money back. The real compromise/settlement as far as I read was that the Colts reserved his rights if he came back and that was the agreement.


    So it sets it up that if he ever did decide to return, the Colts either take him back or sell to the highest bidder.


    My opinion (as many others) is that he is never coming back. But playing along with your hypothetical scenario, he would fetch way more than a 2nd rounder in my opinion.


    The longer he is away from the game, the less he will fetch coming back. But if he came back next year and had only missed one game and was still only 31 years old next year with all of his talent, there is zero doubt in my mind that he commands at least a 1st rounder and maybe even multiple picks. 


    I'll be honest, it is a good problem to have but one I hope we don't ever have to decide on or deal with. I hope for his sake that he made what is a good decision for him and his family and he stays retired. And if he does not, it would put some interesting pressure on our front office to see what they would do.


    Still a fun topic to think of and hypothetically run through scenarios with.

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  3. 5 minutes ago, chad72 said:


    My opposition fell on deaf ears, this is how my team ended up (1 QB, 2 RBs, 2 WR/TE, 2 WR/RB/TE, DEF was the agreed format for half PPR league, can play up to 4 RBs):


    In an ESPN, half PPR draft, my team looks like this:


    QB: Wentz, Jimmy G (last round)

    RBs: Chris Carson, Mark Ingram, Austin Ekeler, Duke Johnson, Dion Lewis

    WRs/TEs: Michael Thomas, JuJu Smith Schuster, Evan Engram, Emmanuel Sanders, Geronimo Allison

    DEF: Ravens, Chargers



    Looking pretty good man. Ekeler and Johnson are going to surpise folks and being able to trot out Thomas and JuJu for your two WRs is beastly.



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  4. 3 hours ago, chad72 said:

    I have a league where they are constructing the roster as 2 RBs, 2 WRs/TEs, 2 FLEX (WR/RB) and I told them it would be a bad idea if someone drafted 4 starting RBs and played them all year long leading to slim pickings for the others.


    It is a 0.5 PPR league. What do you guys think about that? Is it a good thing or bad thing?


    That can be rough. I also don’t particularly enjoy a league where TE is optional simply because when there isn’t a mandatory starting TE required, then the TE position loses a ton of value. 


    So in the end this will will be a horse race to hoard RBs and WRs with RBs taking the main focus if you can start 4. 


    If your opposition falls on deaf ears just plan accordingly and load up. 

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  5. On paper the Browns have the look of a team that could win 10-12 games.


    They have not played together and it is only a paper exercise until they prove it.


    That being said, Baker Mayfield looks like the real deal.


    Their OL is solid. If the right side of the line holds up they will be above average there.


    They have crazy offensive skill position firepower. Beckham, Landry, Callaway, Njoku, Chubb, Hunt, Duke Johnson.


    Their offense could be scary if the gel.


    Defensively they look pretty well stacked too.


    A D-Line featuring Myles Garrett, Sheldon Richardson and Olivier Vernon could be great if they all perform up to their capabilities.


    Kirksey and Schobert are solid LBs.


    And their secondary is talented as heck.


    Ward, Greedy, Burnett and Randall make for a nice group.


    Again, they have yet to play together so it is all projection. But there is talent all across the board on this team.


    Combine that with the Ravens rebuilding on the fly and the Steelers playing without Bell and Brown for an entire season and the Bengals being the Bengals and all of the sudden you have a team that could go something like 4-2 or 5-1 in their division.


    If they can split with the Steelers and the Ravens, they could easily reach 10 wins


    Potential wins: Ravens, Steelers, Bengals (2), Jets, 49ers, Broncos, Bills, Dolphins, Cardinals

    Potential losses: Ravens, Steelers, Patriots, Seahawks, Titans, Rams


    I feel like 8 wins is their floor and 12 wins is their ceiling. They will be fun to watch this year.





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