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  1. Eh. Im pretty sure their are plenty of teams in similar situations with just as many pending free agents and a lot less cap space and they will all be fine. This also doesn't even factor in what the new CBA will look like after negotiations. From the list it looks like a lot will be replaced with rookies, some will be let go with the intention of possibly netting a comp pick, some will age out of Ballards preferred age range, some will retire, and some can be signed with the money from cap inflation alone. I see a lot of possible 1 and 2 year contracts in that group. The only name that jumps out that will see a big long term contract is Castanzo. Teams are always willing to throw money at left tackles with starting experience who are at least average and I would say Castanzo is above average.
  2. Replacements is entertaining, but Necessary Roughness is awesome! Show us the arm son....
  3. So, are were talking this type of situation? or this type?
  4. I'd be more concerned with them spending the rollover before its lost.
  5. The big thing that has bothered me about the past few days is the fact that most of these contracts have come without the players and staff sitting down and having a formal "interview". Yes, it is a relatively small community but they dont really have a chance to sit down and have a talk to discuss if each other have similar philosophies, goals, good chemistry with teammates, etc and will ultimately gel together. I think this has been the big reason why Ballard has made so few moves. He has put the team culture as one of the main focuses of his regime and you cant judge another player based on a phone conversation with their agent.
  6. Ahhhhhh, off the field issues. I dont expect the Colts to sign him because he doesn't fit team culture. Or McDaniels'd.
  7. Well, that's a whole other can of worms that has nothing to do with being used to the physicality of the sport. That's more of a discussion on how NFL contracts are done. It's best to just view it as a business and expect players to want new contracts every year and teams to release players 2 years after signing them. But back to Bell, I agree with the trend of the past few decades that has devalued the position. And with his history (although I understand his motives of getting his money while he can), he could very well go through the same cycle of behavior in a year or two after getting a new contract. And with the average career length of a NFL rb, it is hard to invest a ton of capital longterm into a player at the position.
  8. Not saying I would want to pay Bell a huge contract if I was in Ballards shoes. But the time away, especially for a running back, could help heal the body more than the harm of being away from the contact for a year would do when coming back. I think the time away is less a concern than how it was spent. These guys can afford private trainers and still go through a lot of the same activities that a person on a roster did and definitely as much as what a guy on IR has done. But if the player spent the year on the sofa with a bag of doritos rather than continuing to practice, then yes there would be red flags.
  9. Ricky Williams came back just fine after going on tour with Afroman for a year. Also, didnt Saturday sit out a year before the Colts signed him all those years ago?
  10. Looks like Washington might free up some space. https://mobile.twitter.com/TomPelissero/status/1105158011188842496
  11. I'm sure teams are looking at Gurleys contract and his late season injury and remembering why the RB position had become devalued.
  12. Great, then there would be discussions of whether or not cankles would justify a player going in the top 10.
  13. If only this poor man could have afforded a plane ticket to Nevada where it is legal...
  14. He has been a GM for 2 drafts. "literally" means very little If he main goal is to build the lines then why did he take a safety with a limited playing history in his first draft? I understand that, but at the same time Dungy was a well respected coach and I'm pretty sure he had a say in the players drafted. I agree 100%. I doubt a receiver is drafted but you can never guess 100% of the time what talent will be available. With a sample size of 2 drafts, there really is no way to predict a pattern.
  15. I hate this type of argument about drafting a position. All it reminds me of, is all the talk of Dungy never having a DB drafted in the first two rounds.......Then they took Marlin Jackson in the 1st and Kelvin Hayden in the 2nd.
  16. To do damage, people would need to boycott the advertisers. Not watching the game won't affect anyone wallet that much, but if people sign a petition to not buy Pepsi then that will cause ripples.
  17. He used the body into the chest before the ball arrived approach instead.
  18. The Chiefs fans were blasting this crew earlier in the week because when they played the Pats earlier in the year there were no accepted penalties against the Pats. I'm guessing if you asked them now, they would say they called a good game.
  19. Earlier in the week there were Chiefs fans complaining this crew was doing the game because they did their game against New England earlier in the season where apparently they didn't penalize New England the entire game. If you looks at his stats for the season, the home team won 86% of the time (the 2 home losses were seahawks @ cardnials and redskins @ jaguars). That is over 20% higher than league average. Even if the O played better, I have a feeling this was still going to be a loss. Just closer in score.
  20. I'm just saying its *ic. All it does it getting you banned, escorted out and possibly arrested.
  21. Yea, congratulation your banned from attending in the future.
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