SteelCityColt

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  1. SteelCityColt

    Tannehill to Titans

    Fair enough, my mistake. Rosen to the Dolphins all but declares who the Cards are taking at #1. Such a weird way it turned out. New HC, trading up for a QB, then tearing it all down.
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    Tannehill to Titans

    What Miami needs and what they do seems to be two very different things. Yet somehow they win 7 games a season so they dumpster never white catches enough that they can rebuild with solid draft capital.
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    Tannehill to Titans

    Reported, but not confirmed that I’ve seen yet.. remember Gore. Besides, NO may be open to trading, it would be a Miami type thing to do.
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    Tannehill to Titans

    Maybe they’re back in on Bridgewater?
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    Fully Guaranteed Contracts?

    @Superman, even by your standards I'm astounded, so much nuance I hadn't even begun to consider. I was aware of the escrow rule (mainly because you've brought it up before!). I do think we under appreciate how much accounting technicalities will play into how teams do things. They are businesses after all, and things like cash flow do have to be thought about. I always find it funny too that we put everything on the GM when in the reality they can't afford to get bogged down in every minute detail. That's why you have capologists etc. Obviously they have the final sign off but still. Thanks for the Ringer article, I will digest it properly as it seems quite thorough. You're right about the root of the conversation, personally it was Gregg Roesenthal at nfl.com for me. He's been on a bit of a drum beating crusade every FA for the least few years how the numbers are almost just vanity/promotion for the agent and player. I agree that contracts would get more frugal and shorter, but I guess the knock on effect of the players not having the optional back loaded years is that they are free to test FA. They wouldn't surely have realised those options unless there play demanded it, and if you're playing well you'd hope you could get that sort of value on the market. I guess the flip side is that it might kill the "sign your own" philosophy for teams.
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    Annual Mod Appreciation Thread

    I was aware of the history, part of what has drawn me to them before. Must have been been strange and tough to experience it first hand.
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    Free Agent Visits

    Just as a small sanity check, teams don’t HAVE to announce visits. Also why get all twisted up over a visit, we might not sign the guy. Besides as it’s been shown numerous times, guys can have a terrible time in one place but turn it around elsewhere. The Packers D was baaaaad for quite some time and a different scheme to what we currently play. Maybe the coaching staff feel they have a better suited role for some of these barrel scrapes. Chill your boots people, no one wins a Super Bowl in March.
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    Fully Guaranteed Contracts?

    I think if, as you say, contracts of 1-2 years become more of the norm this is less of a factor. I do think that we are seeing more "proven" players rolling the dice on 1-2 year deals (Suh springs to mind), but if there were fully guaranteed contracts going for 1-2 years then more go for it. Take Funchess, I think it's what 7 million guaranteed. He might have not got much more than this in guaranteed money over 2 over 2 years (by all accounts what we offered originally). He's backing himself to have a break out season and cash in next year. What I do think will stop the league from going down this route is parity. If you create a much more fluid market, where players are more free to move teams every 1-2 years, I think you'll see teams more able to stockpile talent. For example, I can take a chance with a team who are going "all in" chasing a ring. If it goes down in flames I know I can walk away and try again somewhere else.
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    Fully Guaranteed Contracts?

    Given we're into the realm of FA and contract numbers being announced that are not really a true representation of the deal, I figured I'd ask the cap/contract heads on here a question I've been thinking about. If the NFL was to move to fully guaranteed contracts (with some suitable get outs I'm sure), how do we think this would affect the market and the strategy of teams in FA? You'd figure the "overall" value of contracts would probably dip, but only to a value that is in line with what teams are on average actually paying players or slightly below. Do we think too, we'd seem more players willing to take the Revis approach and back themselves to play through a number of 1/2 year contracts and continually test the market to garner the most money? But then with more players doing this do you see a devaluation of contracts as the supply increases.
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    Annual Mod Appreciation Thread

    As a small side note. I don't have a college team as that seems more than anything to be tied to the tangible experience, in fact people seem more loyal to their college team then their NFL team. However every time I see your avatar I'm tempted by Marshall, just such a great name.
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    Annual Mod Appreciation Thread

    Appropriate given it's the season for ill advised signings. Got to love positive discrimination.
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    The Little Fish That Got Away...

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    Culture over talent

    Again I completely agree, why else do businesses spend so much money in the latest team building fads
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    Culture over talent

    I concur very strongly with the idea that you can’t put a player in different situation and always expect the same results. I’d argue that this is universal to all sports. It’s funny how we see how much is being invested in sports psychology by professional teams, yet we as fans, sometimes forget that players are just as human as us. Bad locker rooms, homesickness, bad life choices etc. can all massively derail a career. A good example for me was Jerry Hughes. The Colts were criticised for trading him away as people only looked at the outcome. When you read his comments about not one, but two comepletly different FOs, it’s clear that for whatever reason he didn’t want to be in Indy full stop. A guy that unhappy is very unlikely to produce his best. Sometimes you just have to suck it up and move on from unresolvable situations.
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    Free Agent Visits

    Could be. I wouldn't put Hines in the same bracket as the other RBs as he's used in schematically specific ways more than the others. However, it could just be the case that we've got the chance to kick the tyres on a proven RB in the league and he could offer a value signing. I mean if the price and length is right and we have some confidence about his projected rehab why not sign him? If you end up cutting him it's not a major blunder. I am biased in that I've always liked Ajayi though.