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aj4england 16-04-2020 10:07 AM

Agreed - as a Cardinals fan i was chuffed. Looks like the Texans have gone for Cobb and Cooks to pair with Fuller and "if" fit and back to his best, David Johnson is a very good receiving back.

Worth discussing the draft that has snuck up on me? For me the NFL is the only thing giving me my sport fix that I need!

Tripod 10 16-04-2020 10:27 AM

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Originally Posted by aj4england (Post 15184978)
Agreed - as a Cardinals fan i was chuffed. Looks like the Texans have gone for Cobb and Cooks to pair with Fuller and "if" fit and back to his best, David Johnson is a very good receiving back.

Worth discussing the draft that has snuck up on me? For me the NFL is the only thing giving me my sport fix that I need!

As a Cowboys fan I was disappointed to see Cobb go under FA. He had a solid season last as a No.3 receiver year and with a misfiring QB, although I do think the Texans are paying over the odds.
Looking forward to the Draft next week, gonna be strange seeing it done virtually. Hope Sky still cover at least the first day.

Crozzy71 16-04-2020 10:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Tripod 10 (Post 15184999)
As a Cowboys fan I was disappointed to see Cobb go under FA. He had a solid season last as a No.3 receiver year and with a misfiring QB, although I do think the Texans are paying over the odds.
Looking forward to the Draft next week, gonna be strange seeing it done virtually. Hope Sky still cover at least the first day.

I think they're desperate for any live content so will hopefully show a lot of it.

Crozzy71 16-04-2020 10:38 AM

Here you go - all 3 days !!

https://www.skysports.com/nfl/news/3...an-ever-before

GB2506 16-04-2020 10:59 AM

Really looking forward to the draft, like others have said NFL is the only real sporting fix at the moment.

As a Pats fan i'm even more excited, i'm one of the few who was okay with moving on from Brady and looking forward to what the future holds. I think we will be in for a QB but don't think it will be in the first round. I think they are really high on Stidham who we drafted last year, whether we bring in a Newton or Dalton so he can develop another year will be interesting to see. We also brought back Hoyer but cant see him being a serious candidate for starting week 1. Picking at 23 I cant see any of the 1st round prospects being available (maybe Love but he's seen as a project behind an established QB which we dont have) and I cant see us trading up, much more likely we will trade down. We have need for a playmaker at LB after losing Van Noy, Collins and Roberts in free agency. I have seen quite a few mock drafts going with LB or DE/Edge Rusher with the pick. Still desperate for a TE but doesnt look like this TE class is all that great. Also some depth on the DL and at WR.

Also interested to see what we do with Joe Thuney. We franchise tagged him but lots of rumours circulating he may still be a trade candidate as we dont want to pay him the money long term. Would be a strange move as having him return and Andrews coming back at Centre it would have been good to have a solid OL for the new QB.

Just some thoughts there, looking forward to the draft from Rodger Goodell's basement, will be interesting to see.

CP-RJW 16-04-2020 04:15 PM

I’m looking forward to the draft too. Well, excited and scared. Huge draft for the Vikings, lots of picks, and could be a real overhaul.

aj4england 16-04-2020 04:43 PM

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Originally Posted by GB2506 (Post 15185036)
Really looking forward to the draft, like others have said NFL is the only real sporting fix at the moment.

As a Pats fan i'm even more excited, i'm one of the few who was okay with moving on from Brady and looking forward to what the future holds. I think we will be in for a QB but don't think it will be in the first round. I think they are really high on Stidham who we drafted last year, whether we bring in a Newton or Dalton so he can develop another year will be interesting to see. We also brought back Hoyer but cant see him being a serious candidate for starting week 1. Picking at 23 I cant see any of the 1st round prospects being available (maybe Love but he's seen as a project behind an established QB which we dont have) and I cant see us trading up, much more likely we will trade down. We have need for a playmaker at LB after losing Van Noy, Collins and Roberts in free agency. I have seen quite a few mock drafts going with LB or DE/Edge Rusher with the pick. Still desperate for a TE but doesnt look like this TE class is all that great. Also some depth on the DL and at WR.

Also interested to see what we do with Joe Thuney. We franchise tagged him but lots of rumours circulating he may still be a trade candidate as we dont want to pay him the money long term. Would be a strange move as having him return and Andrews coming back at Centre it would have been good to have a solid OL for the new QB.

Just some thoughts there, looking forward to the draft from Rodger Goodell's basement, will be interesting to see.

I would be surprised if the Pats took a Qb in Rd 2. Unless, it works out that one of the Top 5 drops to them. Otherwise I dont see the value in using that Rd 2 pick this year. Its a rare and unique position for the pats to be in. Id imagine that they may be tempted to trade up to try and get one of the QBs if they think he is their future guy. Love seems the most likely fit to me for the Pats. TE is a clear need but would be more inclined to go for another RB for BB's system, or hope that one of the better receivers fall in their lap. Edleman or Sanu must also be ones that the Pats may be looking to move on if they could get some value back for them.

Interested to see what my Cardinals do. We added Hopkins in he trade but with a high pick it must also be tempting to try and get one of the "big 3 WR" to compliment him, Kirk and Fitzgerald (pick as a Fitzgerald) long term replacement though really O-Line is what we need. Potential trade away of Pat Peterson (I wouldnt be against) for picks may be something we look to do too.

elliott 16-04-2020 10:19 PM

Pats shop Edelman and take my boy Malcolm Perry. Get it in the books.

pauldrulez 19-04-2020 04:28 PM

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Originally Posted by elliott (Post 15185769)
Pats shop Edelman and take my boy Malcolm Perry. Get it in the books.

Iíd say itís a guarantee that either Edelman or Thuney are traded. Edelman has value to the Bucs.

Anyway, I was bored and did a mock draft with trades using: https://www.nflmockdraftdatabase.com...raft-simulator

Ended up with this for the Patriots:
42 - Cole Kmet, TE
67 - Jalen Hurts, QB
73 - Jonah Jackson, OL
87 - Curtis Weaver, Edge
98 - Adam Trautman, TE
125 - Rashard Lawrence, DL
150 - Anfernee Jennings, Edge
198 - Rodrigo Blankenship, K
219 - LíJarius Sneed, S
239 - Jacob Phillips, LB

I think Iíd be pretty happy with this. Iíll probably do a couple of others without a QB and maybe one with a trade up too.

aj4england 20-04-2020 09:30 AM

Hurts to the Pats seems like a fit to me. The Lions and the Raiders and Dolphins hold the key to this trade as have picks that could alter round 1 and 2 in terms of who they take, trading up and down and who they actually rate the best. Ranked number 4 out of the lot, i feel that Justin Jefferson could turn out to be one of the better WR in this class.

LLCOOLSTEVE 21-04-2020 09:14 PM

Gronk signing for the Buc’s eh....

pauldrulez 21-04-2020 10:11 PM

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Originally Posted by LLCOOLSTEVE (Post 15192075)
Gronk signing for the Bucís eh....

Pats get a 4th for a player who would never have played for them again, so BB isnít going to be hugely concerned.

If they could get a 2nd for Thuney, theyíre back in a good position draft wise.

Iíd be trying to get a pick from Tampa for Edelman.

Rebuild from the bottom. Get younger.

CP-RJW 21-04-2020 10:19 PM

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Originally Posted by pauldrulez (Post 15192140)
Pats get a 4th for a player who would never have played for them again, so BB isnít going to be hugely concerned.

If they could get a 2nd for Thuney, theyíre back in a good position draft wise.

Iíd be trying to get a pick from Tampa for Edelman.

Rebuild from the bottom. Get younger.

Think Stidham is the QB answer?

GB2506 22-04-2020 09:41 AM

As a Pats fan it will hurt watching Brady to Gronk in a different uniform but this is a new era. We need to rebuild though and get younger, big draft for us this year but also free agency next off season when we have around the $90million mark in cap space.

aj4england 22-04-2020 09:48 AM

I think that the Pats will run with Stidham this year. He doesnt have too many weapons around him but the Pats dont have any cap space to address that this year so may as well run with him and see what he can do. You would imagine that the Pats will look for some skill positions, namely a WR to develop alongside N'Keal Harry. Could use a TE as could lots of teams but not many in this years draft so may hold out on that. A lot will depends on NE defense again this year.

Winning the divison will be tougher as the Bills have improved, though hard to predict Jets or Miami, even with draft picks being any better than 8-8.

aj4england 22-04-2020 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by pauldrulez (Post 15192140)
Pats get a 4th for a player who would never have played for them again, so BB isnít going to be hugely concerned.

If they could get a 2nd for Thuney, theyíre back in a good position draft wise.

Iíd be trying to get a pick from Tampa for Edelman.

Rebuild from the bottom. Get younger.

What would Edleman command. A 2nd?

GB2506 22-04-2020 12:00 PM

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Originally Posted by aj4england (Post 15192509)
What would Edleman command. A 2nd?

34 in May, played through a lot of injuries last season and also had the ACL injury just a couple of seasons ago. Maybe a 2nd at a push more likely another 3rd

GB2506 22-04-2020 12:03 PM

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Originally Posted by aj4england (Post 15192507)
I think that the Pats will run with Stidham this year. He doesnt have too many weapons around him but the Pats dont have any cap space to address that this year so may as well run with him and see what he can do. You would imagine that the Pats will look for some skill positions, namely a WR to develop alongside N'Keal Harry. Could use a TE as could lots of teams but not many in this years draft so may hold out on that. A lot will depends on NE defense again this year.

Winning the divison will be tougher as the Bills have improved, though hard to predict Jets or Miami, even with draft picks being any better than 8-8.

Agree with that. Think they like Stidham and he showed a lot of promise last pre-season (yes I know itís only pre-season). Níkeal Harry needs a big year 2 jump and stay injury free. A 9-7 this season with one eye on next is my prediction. Lots of Deshaun Watson talk and him being a free agent. We will have huge cap space going into 2021....

CP-RJW 22-04-2020 08:50 PM

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EWOSwCCW...jpg&name=large

aj4england 23-04-2020 08:31 AM

Haha quite like that as a Cardinals fan :D

aj4england 23-04-2020 08:38 AM

For Pats fans, the three picks in the 3rd at 87, 98 and 100 looks like a nice package. Miami are in full rebuild mode and may be tempted to shift a 2nd, they have 39 and 56, in return of the 3 3rd rounders. That would give them 4 3rd rounders so that they could move or just stack up on these WRs that will likely fall

Funk Butter 24-04-2020 08:12 AM

Another year, another draft where the Falcons shit the bed. Rumors were they wanted to move to #2 (fat chance) for Chase Yound or #8 to take CJ Henderson. So, Henderson gets picked #9 and instead of taking the best player or trading down, they reach way up for a CB that isn't even ranked Top 5 among some analysts. Not to mention, they traded away their 2nd round pick for a TE that was more than likely gonna get cut anyway. :wallbash:

aj4england 24-04-2020 08:36 AM

Couldnt believe that Simmons ended up with Cardinals :D very pleased with that. The analysts really had no idea to rank these OT or WR, pretty much everyone got them round the wrong way. Surpirse would be Jordan Love, who I fancied that the Saints would have taken, but wow, wonder how Rodgers feels about that...

Latvian Eagle 24-04-2020 10:35 AM

Derrick Brown... Talk to me?

davematt 24-04-2020 01:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Latvian Eagle (Post 15195804)
Derrick Brown... Talk to me?

I was talking to my mate who is a Panthers fan this morning about this.

Its not a very sexy pick and I know many Panthers fans are wondering why they passed the opportunity to pick up Isaiah Simmons, but its pretty obvious you are very much in rebuild mode. The Niners have laid a pretty successful blueprint by building their D-line up through the draft (we added another yesterday) and look where we are now (took us 2-3 years mind...).

davematt 24-04-2020 01:50 PM

From a Niners perspective, we picked up the replacements for DeFo and Sanders (and they are going to be way cheaper for next 3-4 years).

Not too concerned that we don't have another pick till the 5th round right now; our roster is pretty loaded at this point with very little glaring holes. I'd imagine we try and trade either Breida, Pettis or Goodwin to move back into maybe the 3rd or 4th round (4th most realistic) but its not the end of the world if we don't.

The offensive weapons around Jimmy going into the new season look pretty impressive right now.

CP-RJW 24-04-2020 01:58 PM

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Originally Posted by davematt (Post 15196120)
From a Niners perspective, we picked up the replacements for DeFo and Sanders (and they are going to be way cheaper for next 3-4 years).

Not too concerned that we don't have another pick till the 5th round right now; our roster is pretty loaded at this point with very little glaring holes. I'd imagine we try and trade either Breida, Pettis or Goodwin to move back into maybe the 3rd or 4th round (4th most realistic) but its not the end of the world if we don't.

The offensive weapons around Jimmy going into the new season look pretty impressive right now.

Yeah, as a Vikings fan, think it was a solid trade for both parties.

Pretty happy with Justin Jefferson at 22. Was projected higher and Eagles fans are livid they didn’t take him, which must mean something.

aj4england 24-04-2020 02:15 PM

I quite rate J Jefferson from my first year attempt of evaluating college football. Good work for the 49ers, become pretty predictable but very efficient with their drafting.

Interesting ones for me would be Cowboys getting Lamb, seems a great pick that he fell for them making them strong in that position. Must say I am chuffed with Cardinals getting Simmons. Pairing him with Chandler Jones along with other solid off-season recruit from the Bills (9 sacks last year), Jordan Phillips, paired with Hopkins on offence.
I would be very dissapointed if we dont have a better than .500 season now

Green Bay a real interesting one with Rodgers and Jordan Love. Trading up for him will not sit well with Rodgers where they could have traded up to get one of the WR that they need

CP-RJW 24-04-2020 02:17 PM

Yeah, Cardinals are looking good. 4 playoff caliber teams in the NFC west, if you still have faith in the Rams I guess.

aj4england 24-04-2020 02:19 PM

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Originally Posted by aj4england (Post 15193989)
For Pats fans, the three picks in the 3rd at 87, 98 and 100 looks like a nice package. Miami are in full rebuild mode and may be tempted to shift a 2nd, they have 39 and 56, in return of the 3 3rd rounders. That would give them 4 3rd rounders so that they could move or just stack up on these WRs that will likely fall

Pats:

1 x 2nd
4 x 3rd
2 x 4th

Be interested to see if they sit with these or trade a few of these for 2nd rounders this year or maybe next years draft when they have a better idea of the NE QBs situation i.e. trade a few 3s and 6s this year for next years 2nds or 3rds

aj4england 24-04-2020 02:21 PM

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Originally Posted by CP-RJW (Post 15196148)
Yeah, Cardinals are looking good. 4 playoff caliber teams in the NFC west, if you still have faith in the Rams I guess.

I have little faith in the Rams tbh and would rather be in the Cardinals position now. I just dont see it from their roster as it really isn't very deep. The 49ers still the ones to topple which may be a step too far unless we can pick up an ace RB and the Seahawks won so many games by 1 score last year and they have 2 RBs coming off the back of serious injuries. Hopeful that would potentially come 2nd in that league and maybe sneak a playoff place (With the extra playoff game this year).

aj4england 24-04-2020 02:23 PM

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Originally Posted by davematt (Post 15196119)
I was talking to my mate who is a Panthers fan this morning about this.

Its not a very sexy pick and I know many Panthers fans are wondering why they passed the opportunity to pick up Isaiah Simmons, but its pretty obvious you are very much in rebuild mode. The Niners have laid a pretty successful blueprint by building their D-line up through the draft (we added another yesterday) and look where we are now (took us 2-3 years mind...).

Almost had to be done. Simmons seemed likely to be however as a Keuchly replacement. Also, they have an experienced QB scheduled to be QB#1 who perhaps in theory needs "less" protection up top than say a rookie who would naturally go to protect immediately.

davematt 24-04-2020 02:24 PM

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Originally Posted by CP-RJW (Post 15196148)
Yeah, Cardinals are looking good. 4 playoff caliber teams in the NFC west, if you still have faith in the Rams I guess.

I put the Cardinals ahead of the Rams now.

The division is stacked.

Funk Butter 24-04-2020 03:47 PM

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Originally Posted by aj4england (Post 15196155)
Almost had to be done. Simmons seemed likely to be however as a Keuchly replacement. Also, they have an experienced QB scheduled to be QB#1 who perhaps in theory needs "less" protection up top than say a rookie who would naturally go to protect immediately.

Simmons is way too wild to replace Kuechly. Then again, not many people are gonna match that production. Brown was mocked for weeks to the Panthers so it was no surprise. I know some people had him as the 2nd best player in the draft.

Funk Butter 25-04-2020 03:45 AM

Not sure what the Eagles have in mind drafting Hurts in the 2nd round. I'm all for drafting QBs in later rounds as future commodities like the Patriots and Packers but not sure I'd have done this if I were the Eagles.

hughff 25-04-2020 05:29 AM

Hurts has always been shorted by comparison after Tua Tagovailoa took his job at Bama. But actually, whenever I saw him for Oklahoma, he was more than just OK, so to speak. And, despite his name, history suggests he is a lot less likely to be injured than Tagovailoa or Wentz. At worst, great cover and potentially a very tradeable commodity.

Daddy Long 25-04-2020 06:19 AM

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Originally Posted by aj4england (Post 15196147)

Green Bay a real interesting one with Rodgers and Jordan Love. Trading up for him will not sit well with Rodgers where they could have traded up to get one of the WR that they need


Love learns from Rodgers just like Rodgers learned from Favre. Makes sense. Long term planning.

LLCOOLSTEVE 25-04-2020 01:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Funk Butter (Post 15196807)
Not sure what the Eagles have in mind drafting Hurts in the 2nd round. I'm all for drafting QBs in later rounds as future commodities like the Patriots and Packers but not sure I'd have done this if I were the Eagles.

Seattle would have been a great fit for him, learning from Russell Wilson

aj4england 25-04-2020 01:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Daddy Long (Post 15196829)
Love learns from Rodgers just like Rodgers learned from Favre. Makes sense. Long term planning.

Really? Made it to the NFC Championship last year with barely any weapons on offense. Chance to add a good wide receiver in RD 1. I would understand if he fell to him, which I imagine he would have as didnt see any of the other teams going QB but to trade up?

To then pick a RB in RD 2 with Aaron Jones and Jamal Williams currently on the team. Yes there always has to be an element of future planning, but Rodgers isn't going anywhere soon with that contract so i would be p*ssed if i was a Green Bay fan.

Similar to the Eagles, who needed Linebacker and some more reliable WRs instead take a back up QB. If you dont trust Wentz , don't pay him $100m...

Latvian Eagle 25-04-2020 01:45 PM

Speaking of QBs, I still don't even know if this Teddy Bridgewater is any good?

I see Cam Newton is struggling to get a team though, so perhaps we feel somewhat justified in letting him walk, given his injuries, and suspect temperament of late.

CP-RJW 25-04-2020 01:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Latvian Eagle (Post 15197382)
Speaking of QBs, I still don't even know if this Teddy Bridgewater is any good?

I see Cam Newton is struggling to get a team though, so perhaps we feel somewhat justified in letting him walk, given his injuries, and suspect temperament of late.

He’s league average-above average, has just had injury problems in the past. Vikings fans still love him.

GB2506 25-04-2020 02:30 PM

Pleased with the Pats work so far. Expect us to trade into the 4th round by using some of our 4 6th rounders in order to get a WR.

GB2506 25-04-2020 11:05 PM

3 OL drafted by the Pats today so would presume that means Thuney is definitely going to be traded. No WR drafted at all so likely Edelman stays. Addressed the key needs at TE and the front 7 on D. Stidham is definitely the man it looks like although Dalton coming in is still a possibility.

Funk Butter 26-04-2020 12:11 AM

Well, the Falcons capped off another WTF draft by taking a punter. Thomas Dmitroff still doesn't know how to work a draft, he picks a safety in the 4th round that nobody had being drafted at all and the Ravens get a safety in the 7th round that was mocked in the 4th round.

Polish Pete 26-04-2020 12:18 AM

It's the Bill's season. Come on.
Reason most of my cousins are from Buffalo

Funk Butter 26-04-2020 03:31 AM

So the Patriots draft a kicker (in the 5th round, DOH!) but he's not the one named Vinatieri. I wonder if Patriots twitter is up in arms like Falcons twitter over not drafting the U of Georgia kicker. (even though the Falcons have a kicker but dammit they drafted a punter. Morons)

pauldrulez 26-04-2020 08:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Funk Butter (Post 15197929)
So the Patriots draft a kicker (in the 5th round, DOH!) but he's not the one named Vinatieri. I wonder if Patriots twitter is up in arms like Falcons twitter over not drafting the U of Georgia kicker. (even though the Falcons have a kicker but dammit they drafted a punter. Morons)

Theyíre more up in arms about his white supremacy tattoos!

Dude hit 4/4 including a 53 yarder in heavy rain, so heíll fit in in the bad weather.

I quite like the draft though.

Iíve been in favour of starting Stidham, if he is terrible, we pick higher in the first next year. Iíll be happy with 6-10/7-9 as Belichick has positioned the team well to rebuild quickly in 2021.

The 3 things from this season Iíd like (realistic, not including Stidham becoming a top 15 QB!):
1. Níkeal Harry showing enough to be a number 1/2 receiver.
2. Either one of the TEís catching 30-40 passes
3. JC Jackson, Bentley and Joejuan Williams taking further steps on the defensive side.

GB2506 26-04-2020 11:32 AM

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Originally Posted by pauldrulez (Post 15198053)
Theyíre more up in arms about his white supremacy tattoos!

Dude hit 4/4 including a 53 yarder in heavy rain, so heíll fit in in the bad weather.

I quite like the draft though.

Iíve been in favour of starting Stidham, if he is terrible, we pick higher in the first next year. Iíll be happy with 6-10/7-9 as Belichick has positioned the team well to rebuild quickly in 2021.

The 3 things from this season Iíd like (realistic, not including Stidham becoming a top 15 QB!):
1. Níkeal Harry showing enough to be a number 1/2 receiver.
2. Either one of the TEís catching 30-40 passes
3. JC Jackson, Bentley and Joejuan Williams taking further steps on the defensive side.

Agree with all that. Definitely in favour of Stidham getting a shot and if he does a good job and shows potential we have the cap space next year to support him.

Agree on those 3 points as well, especially the Harry one. The injury obviously couldnít be helped but he didnít look like a 1st round pick when he returned so he really needs to step up this season.

Same with Joejuan Williams. We have some serious depth at DB with last years returning cast and adding Adrian Phillips in free agency (who I really like) and Duggar in the 2nd round this year. He needs to seriously step up.

Bentley Iím a big fan of. He was going to have a monster rookie year if he hadnít got injured week 4/5. Bit quieter last year but that was only because of how well KVN, Collins and Hightower played.

Looking forward to the season.......if it happens.

Latvian Eagle 26-04-2020 04:39 PM

First team in NFL Draft history to use every pick on Defensive players. :hi:

I see we also picked up PJ Walker who was the Houston Roughnecks QB in the XFL before the League was cancelled.

stwilley 04-05-2020 09:26 AM

No great surprise but it looks like NFL UK will be cancelled this year (various newspapers over the weekend) :sob:

aj4england 05-05-2020 10:45 AM

Yep - NFL UK Cancelled. Also unlikely that the season will start until at least October. Season slowly looking in doubt, particularly with the various US State Laws and also high death rate in the US

Brett 05-05-2020 01:18 PM

Don't wish the season dead. I can take or leave the Premier League but NFL keeps wintry evenings alive. :(

Funk Butter 15-05-2020 05:16 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZZPHp9a7wo

Funk Butter 31-05-2020 08:23 PM

Lockdown viewing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9H9LwGmc-0

CP-RJW 31-05-2020 08:26 PM

Kirk Cousins was the 9th highest paid athlete in the world in June 2019-June 2020, just edging out Carson Wentz in 10th.

https://t.co/YRQ4EN1ycw

Funk Butter 31-05-2020 09:46 PM

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Originally Posted by CP-RJW (Post 15244628)
Kirk Cousins was the 9th highest paid athlete in the world in June 2019-June 2020, just edging out Carson Wentz in 10th.

https://t.co/YRQ4EN1ycw

Julio Jones is #26, Grady Jarrett is #37, Matt Ryan is #47 and Dante Fowler is #81. I realize that has a good portion of bonus money, but dammit Falcons. One point I'd like to make on that list is that Michael Jordan would be a very easy #1 if he was still considered, he gets around $100M a year from Nike alone.

CP-RJW 31-05-2020 09:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Funk Butter (Post 15244673)
Julio Jones is #26, Grady Jarrett is #37, Matt Ryan is #47 and Dante Fowler is #81. I realize that has a good portion of bonus money, but dammit Falcons.

:D

Funk Butter 04-06-2020 12:07 PM

Drew Brees totally stuck his foot all the way up his mouth yesterday:
Quote:

“I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country,” Brees told Yahoo Finance’s Dan Roberts.
Killer Mike then blasts Drew Brees.


oz_da II 06-06-2020 03:02 AM

The NFL thread
 
Shannon Sharpeís take down of Breesí ďopinionsĒ was impressive. Impressive to keep Bayliss quiet for ten minutes as well.

I see Roger is coming up with some words today. Clown.

oz_da II 06-06-2020 04:02 AM

Quick u-turn by Brees.

Telling Dickstain Donny to cease hiding behind a piece of cloth and stop being a ****.
Good luck with that.

CP-RJW 29-06-2020 01:00 AM

Cam Newton is a Patriot!

So much for #tankfortrevor

Latvian Eagle 29-06-2020 07:27 AM

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Originally Posted by CP-RJW (Post 15278492)
Cam Newton is a Patriot!

So much for #tankfortrevor

That will be interesting. Not sure if he is going to get on with Belichick all that well. :moo:

aj4england 30-06-2020 02:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Latvian Eagle (Post 15278529)
That will be interesting. Not sure if he is going to get on with Belichick all that well. :moo:

Not sure he has much choice otherwise his NFL career could seriously be over

CP-RJW 30-06-2020 02:18 PM

Though I’m sure the plan is to give Cam a starting gig, I don’t think it’ll be given to him easily. Stidham is probably 5x less talented, but he’s been there a year, has presumably the learnt the plays and such. And if there’s one team which has turned average looking draft picks into stars, it’s the Pats.

Vince Hilaire's Afro 30-06-2020 02:41 PM

You don’t often see this in the NFL, but it wouldn’t surprise me if Cam is used as an impact player, with no ‘official’ starting QB. This would save more wear and tear on his body (especially shoulder due to high volume reps). His skill set is such that he could even line up alongside Stidham at times.

Funk Butter 30-06-2020 05:16 PM

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Originally Posted by CP-RJW (Post 15281769)
Though Iím sure the plan is to give Cam a starting gig, I donít think itíll be given to him easily. Stidham is probably 5x less talented, but heís been there a year, has presumably the learnt the plays and such. And if thereís one team which has turned average looking draft picks into stars, itís the Pats.

I'd be tempted to play Cam before Stidham even if Cam didn't have a playbook.

Funk Butter 06-07-2020 09:39 PM

Cha-ching...

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The Chiefs and quarterback Patrick Mahomes have reached agreement on a 10-year contract extension worth over $400 million that ties him to Kansas City through the 2031 season, league sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The Chiefs picked up Mahomes' fifth-year option for the 2021 season in April, putting him under contract for the next two seasons. Mahomes had two years and $27.6 million left on his existing deal -- $2.8 million this year, $24.8 million in 2021. The 10-year extension puts him under contract with the Chiefs for the next 12 seasons.

Hazmat05 06-07-2020 11:33 PM

The NFL thread
 
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Originally Posted by Funk Butter (Post 15290778)
Cha-ching...


10 years...as if! Watch it get restructured in 3 years when they need cap space.

You also have to say, with everything thatís going on in the world, half a billion is pretty disgusting and immoral.

All for pinging a pigskin!

hughff 07-07-2020 01:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Hazmat05 (Post 15290840)
10 years...as if! Watch it get restructured in 3 years when they need cap space.

You also have to say, with everything thatís going on in the world, half a billion is pretty disgusting and immoral.

All for pinging a pigskin!

We are talking NFL here: Robert Kraft, Washington Redskins, Colin Kapernick, CTE...

tsunamiman 07-07-2020 10:54 AM

To be fair, compared to other sports NFL players (QBs especially) are massively underpaid.

This deal may cripple the rest of the chiefs though.

CP-RJW 07-07-2020 02:20 PM

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Originally Posted by tsunamiman (Post 15291288)
To be fair, compared to other sports NFL players (QBs especially) are massively underpaid.

They are?

aj4england 09-07-2020 01:36 PM

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Originally Posted by tsunamiman (Post 15291288)
To be fair, compared to other sports NFL players (QBs especially) are massively underpaid.

This deal may cripple the rest of the chiefs though.

I don't see it crippling them. The only gamble is if the salary cap doesn't go up (due to corona virus) otherwise, like in football and the global popularity of the game expands, then so will the Salary Cap.

Also, so many teams merely exist purely because they don't have a good QB. They could have all the salary cap in the world (Bengals last year come to mind) and to a lesser extent the Vikings who have good players their but the QB just isnt top 5, the chance of Conference or Superbowl appearances is reduced. Just have to look at last season divisional round

Packers - Rodgers
Ravens - Jackson
Titans - Tannehill
Vikings - Cousins
Texans - Watson
Cheifs - Mahomes
Seahawks - Wilson

Vikings got blown out and they had the worst QB out of that lot on paper last year as Tannehill leigt played like a top 5 QB during his stretch.

Jimmy G in the Superbowl, plenty of debate but still a good QB. Shows the value of if you have the best QB, you have a chance. This contract just ensures that and means they can build a strategy around using the draft and trades to have a season, perhaps 3 years down the line, where they have a stack of mid 2 & 3 picks plus some compensatory to give him new weapons. In addition, any free agent seeking a ring would want to play for Mahomes for less money than being offered by your Bengals/Jets etc providing Mahomes is still fit

Funk Butter 13-07-2020 05:46 AM

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/...ckname-changed

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The Washington Redskins will officially announce Monday morning that they will be changing their nickname, though no new name will be revealed just yet, a source confirmed Sunday night.

hughff 13-07-2020 08:38 AM

Meanwhile... I wish!

Funk Butter 13-07-2020 08:42 AM

...

Funk Butter 13-07-2020 09:22 AM

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Originally Posted by hughff (Post 15300744)
Meanwhile... I wish!

Yeah, no country is gonna want to admit 10 Americans right now let alone thousands.

CT_Palace 13-07-2020 04:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Funk Butter (Post 15300661)

Any suggestions?

Washington Political Correctors?
Washington RLMers?
or maybe more accurate, Washington No Hopers?

Latvian Eagle 13-07-2020 04:18 PM

Washington Trumpers.

CP-RJW 13-07-2020 04:18 PM

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Originally Posted by aj4england (Post 15294508)
I don't see it crippling them. The only gamble is if the salary cap doesn't go up (due to corona virus) otherwise, like in football and the global popularity of the game expands, then so will the Salary Cap.

Also, so many teams merely exist purely because they don't have a good QB. They could have all the salary cap in the world (Bengals last year come to mind) and to a lesser extent the Vikings who have good players their but the QB just isnt top 5, the chance of Conference or Superbowl appearances is reduced. Just have to look at last season divisional round

Packers - Rodgers
Ravens - Jackson
Titans - Tannehill
Vikings - Cousins
Texans - Watson
Cheifs - Mahomes
Seahawks - Wilson

Vikings got blown out and they had the worst QB out of that lot on paper last year as Tannehill leigt played like a top 5 QB during his stretch.

Jimmy G in the Superbowl, plenty of debate but still a good QB. Shows the value of if you have the best QB, you have a chance. This contract just ensures that and means they can build a strategy around using the draft and trades to have a season, perhaps 3 years down the line, where they have a stack of mid 2 & 3 picks plus some compensatory to give him new weapons. In addition, any free agent seeking a ring would want to play for Mahomes for less money than being offered by your Bengals/Jets etc providing Mahomes is still fit

Based off last season alone, Cousins was better than Rodgers and Watson if you look at PFF ratings etc.

He’s a really good player, and will be one of the reasons if the Vikings manage to push for a super bowl again, as opposed to something holding us back. That’d primarily be our crap O-Line.

Jughead 13-07-2020 05:10 PM

Washington Indians would be good

I H8 CWEED 13-07-2020 05:21 PM

Washington Snowflakes

CT_Palace 13-07-2020 05:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Latvian Eagle (Post 15301241)
Washington Trumpers.

Washington Swampers
Washington Cronies

CT_Palace 13-07-2020 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Jughead (Post 15301321)
Washington Indians would be good

Washington Savages (not sure if any better than current though)

lewisuk 13-07-2020 07:26 PM

I think they will opt for the Washington Redtails

Brett 13-07-2020 08:11 PM

Washington Red Tails is great.

Bet you Washington Snyders made the top three.

Latvian Eagle 13-07-2020 08:47 PM

Washington Native Americans

tsunamiman 15-07-2020 07:58 AM

Washington Gun-Takers

wedgetail 15-07-2020 08:32 AM

Washington Corrupt.

hughff 15-07-2020 08:38 AM

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Originally Posted by lewisuk (Post 15301484)
I think they will opt for the Washington Redtails

Surviving Tuskegee Airman, the original Redtails, have mixed feelings.

wedgetail 15-07-2020 09:50 AM

Washington Deepstates

Vince Hilaire's Afro 17-07-2020 02:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Brett (Post 15301521)
Bet you Washington Snyders made the top three.

Unlikely to make the cut given that quite a storm is apparently about to break...

CP-RJW 17-07-2020 07:48 PM

Strolling through Beckenham, a kid wearing a Kirk Cousins Vikings’ jersey ran past me. Made my week.

oz_da II 26-07-2020 08:59 AM

Brett Favre....

WTF [emoji90]

pauldrulez 26-07-2020 09:05 AM

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Originally Posted by oz_da II (Post 15321144)
Brett Favre....

WTF [emoji90]

Not the first dick pic heís taken!

oz_da II 26-07-2020 09:07 AM

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Originally Posted by pauldrulez (Post 15321149)
Not the first dick pic heís taken!


[emoji16]

Used to love the man, now just feel embarrassed for him. What a wanker.

Funk Butter 03-08-2020 04:59 PM

https://www.espn.com/xfl/story/_/id/...ee-buy-xfl-15m

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A group including actor and former WWE star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has agreed to purchase the XFL for approximately $15 million, according to a news release issued Monday morning.

The XFL declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy April 13 and has been seeking a buyer for the past three months, marketing itself as a made-for-TV product that could transition as early as 2021 to a bubble concept during the coronavirus pandemic. It is unclear when Johnson and his investors -- who include his business partner and ex-wife, Dany Garcia, along with RedBird Capital Partners -- plan to revive the league.

oz_da II 06-08-2020 07:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Funk Butter (Post 15333973)


It should read ďformer Calgary Stampeder Dwayne JohnsonĒ.

aj4england 11-08-2020 10:07 AM

Any tips on how to watch Hard Knocks in the UK?

aj4england 12-08-2020 01:52 PM

Expect some league news today

ardeo 13-08-2020 08:41 AM

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Originally Posted by aj4england (Post 15344678)
Any tips on how to watch Hard Knocks in the UK?

Gamepass is free at the moment and it will be available on that from today.


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