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John Waylon

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  1. This is why this thing is so out of hand. A helmet isn’t going to stop the spread. A face shield will lower the chances of spread, but it doesn’t eliminate it. You don’t have to spend a “considerable amount of time around someone” to catch the virus. You can literally contract it passing someone on a sidewalk if they have recently spouted the virus into the air. And football players spend the whole game, literally the whole game, running around making contact with others. Breathing heavy. Yelling. Spitting. Slobbering. It’s a wonderful breeding ground for the virus to spread. Beyond that there are already plenty of high-risk groups who have a chance to suffer from complications of the virus. Maybe they have an elderly family member who lives in-home. Maybe a diabetic or asthmatic child. Maybe they are diabetic. The kind of narrow and uninformed rhetoric above is exactly why this thing has, and continues to burn through the planet, especially here in the US.
  2. I mean we’re pretty well seeing that in the NFL as well. The players want an answer and a plan, but they aren’t exactly committing to it the way that NBA players have, and they don’t seem particularly interested in collectively doing so, either. And the league (NFL) has done very little other than shrug and say “we have time”. Now they are quickly running out of that time and they still don’t really have a plan. At least not anything that suggests any chance of success. Football’s back was against the wall from the moment this started. It only takes less than 1/3 of the teams in the NFL to have more players than the entire NBA. The numbers coupled with the way the virus spreads is a perfect recipe for disaster. Even if the NFL ripped off every aspect of the NBA’s bubble the outlook would still be pretty bleak. And maybe the league knows that. Maybe that’s why they haven’t seemingly put any effort into figuring something out. They understand that with the current circumstances there’s just nothing they can really do to work around it. Obviously revenue is going to be down this season, and rather than just cancel and take a total loss the whole plan is to just squeeze out as many games as they can and get as much revenue as they can before the inevitable. Football was dealt a losing hand in this pandemic and it doesn’t matter how many cards they draw, until this virus is treatable and/or preventable that’s just the way it is.
  3. Yeah. The NBA’s bubble has been a massive benefit for them. Look at MLB. They decided that they didn’t need to go that route and they were talking about canceling the season right after it started with outbreaks on teams. I think football is just too much close-quarters and contact to stay out of the tall grass.
  4. I’ve been in this boat for a couple months now. Even if we start a season I don’t see any way we end it, so it’s hard for me to put any kind of stock into players opting out one way or another.
  5. Sad to see how little fanfare this thread got. But it’s indicative of big John’s legacy here. Mudd, Moore, Dungy, and Polian all get so much credit for the success during that golden era of Colts football, but Teerlinck absolutely deserves to be held in the same regard. I don’t think we’ll ever see a deadly pair like Freeney and Mathis under such an expert coach ever again in the NFL. It was just the perfect fit. Was really sad to see John leave the team, and definitely sad to hear this news. Thanks for everything, coach.
  6. Pretty sure he’d be at least the week 1 starter in New England if we release him. Bill knows it’s likely to happen and he’s just waiting.
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  8. You’re all wrong. We got something in return for Quincy Wilson. That’s the steal of the draft.
  9. We were trying to get him locked up long term earlier this off season. Wonder if something on that front prompted this move. Go take a look at Ballard’s work in the 5th. Clearly you don’t understand draft capital and why giving up a pick in a round where Ballard finds contributors annually is an odd move for a RB who may never be anything more than a timeshare with Mack depending on whether they keep him or not.
  10. It was a firm price. If Mack signs long term it becomes really steep. Becomes a high price to pay for a RB who won’t be the feature back.
  11. O...k. That was out of left field. Not a bad pick, just didn’t see it coming.
  12. He’s got some decent potential. I like it.
  13. Meh. Still hoping we go WR early because Johnson is little more than a prospect as a 3rd on the DC.
  14. Call up Bill O’Brien. He’s an easy swindle...
  15. I mean even if we draft a WR in the 2nd we’re still likely going to be pretty weak at the position this season... Although, at least in my opinion, that would have also been true with Funchess as well.
  16. We’ve been friends for many many years. My wife and I were going to his shows when there was less than 10 people in the crowd there to see him. We saw him one night out in Richmond, Indiana around 2014 on a Sunday night at a little mom and pop restaurant. They were supposed to play until 10:30. By 9:00 my wife and I were the only ones in the place. So they went ahead and started playing and rehearsing new stuff in front of us. I heard stuff that night that I’ve never heard since. About 9:30 the lady running the place came out and said she wanted to close and go home, and she’d give them 200 of the 300 dollars if they cut it short. Cody said “I’m sorry, we can’t do that. We need the full 300 to make it to the next gig.” 15 minutes later she came out and told them she’d give them the whole 300 to pack up and head out, and Cody asked us if it was ok to cut the show short. (Of course we said absolutely.) That’s just how good of a dude he is, and when our daughter was born in 2016 we named her Codie after him.
  17. Gallimore is an interesting prospect to me. Some risk/reward to him. He needs some work, but playing alongside Buckner could be just the ticket. What if he can become just 75% of the player Buckner is? He and Buckner could be an offensive line’s worst nightmare. I really don’t mind the idea, to be honest.
  18. Per multiple reports the Patriots are releasing Gostowski. Last time we needed a kicker and the Patriots released one...
  19. So what you’re telling me is Wilson is an injury or two away from being a starter?
  20. The QB market is so wild right now that it likely is causing the stocks of Love and Herbert (and others) to fluctuate. It was already a full class. Then the Panthers made Newton available. The Jags traded Bortles which has likely made Trubisky available. If Miami drafts a QB Rosen would be available. Flacco is likely on the market right now as well. All of this QB movement is making Herbert and Love much less desirable with an early pick in the draft. I believe New England does something wild. They have a ton of picks, and a buddy in Detroit with the third pick. I wouldn’t be surprised to see them trade up to 3 and take Tua.
  21. This. Davis is a guy that I hope we avoid in the draft because I think whoever winds up with him is always going to have higher hopes than production.
  22. He has better receivers than he’s had since Moss and Welker there. That running game isn’t going to do a lot to help him out, though.
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