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CT_Palace 31-01-2022 12:23 AM

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Originally Posted by hughff (Post 16244132)
18th - but 1st in the post season

I totally misunderstood what the comms were prattling on about :o

CT_Palace 31-01-2022 01:00 AM

I’ll take that

CT_Palace 31-01-2022 01:37 AM

Run game utterly stifled which means the 9ers have to rely on Crappolo. Gulp.

CT_Palace 31-01-2022 01:37 AM

*or Special Teams ;)

CT_Palace 31-01-2022 01:56 AM

Itís going to be a close finish again isnít it?

My nerves wonít take it

Hedgehog 31-01-2022 01:59 AM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16244164)
Itís going to be a close finish again isnít it?

My nerves wonít take it

You know how I hate the Rams... I'm rooting for the 49'ers, which unfortunately is the kiss of death!

CT_Palace 31-01-2022 02:04 AM

Why run it ffs?

CT_Palace 31-01-2022 02:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16244165)
You know how I hate the Rams... I'm rooting for the 49'ers, which unfortunately is the kiss of death!

The cat is looking grateful that someone else might take the blame :lux:

Hedgehog 31-01-2022 02:09 AM

Ops!

Hedgehog 31-01-2022 02:19 AM

Is it me, or are there a few unusual camera angles for this game?

Maybe getting ready for the Superbowl there in a few weeks.

Hedgehog 31-01-2022 02:21 AM

Jeez... do the 49'ers want to lose this???

CT_Palace 31-01-2022 02:23 AM

A 3 and out that sums up JG :wallbash:

CT_Palace 31-01-2022 02:38 AM

Well there you go.
9ers did very well to get this far.
Crappolo just not up to this level of football. Anyone who reads this thread will know how little confidence I have in him.

I hope he’s not wearing 9ers jersey next season.

greybot 31-01-2022 02:44 AM

Sorry man. That was close. Maybe time for Trey Lance now.

Hedgehog 31-01-2022 02:56 AM

Horrible last 4 or 5 minutes for the 49ers. Dropped interception was the turning point for me.

ben1987 31-01-2022 11:25 AM

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Originally Posted by CP-RJW (Post 16243839)
This is why you don't start Eli Apple in a conference championship

:hi:

Eli Apple gets a lot of stick, but he has been absolutely fine as a number 2/3 cornerback. He probably wouldn't have played as much as he has if Trae Waynes wasn't so banged up. Some of the coverage in that second half was amazing, Mahomes managing to escape the pocket and had time but no one to throw to, causing sacks and longer third downs.

Funk Butter 31-01-2022 12:53 PM

At the beginning of the playoffs, a Bengals-Rams Super Bowl would have been way down my list of possibilities.

CP-RJW 31-01-2022 01:41 PM

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Originally Posted by ben1987 (Post 16244834)
:hi:

Eli Apple gets a lot of stick, but he has been absolutely fine as a number 2/3 cornerback. He probably wouldn't have played as much as he has if Trae Waynes wasn't so banged up. Some of the coverage in that second half was amazing, Mahomes managing to escape the pocket and had time but no one to throw to, causing sacks and longer third downs.

I mostly judged him based on his time at the Giants and Saints, good for him and the Bengals if he’s competent these days :p

RazorsEdge 01-02-2022 08:20 AM

I was avoiding this thread and just caught up.

Little Fozzie 01-02-2022 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by ben1987 (Post 16244834)
:hi:

Eli Apple gets a lot of stick, but he has been absolutely fine as a number 2/3 cornerback. He probably wouldn't have played as much as he has if Trae Waynes wasn't so banged up. Some of the coverage in that second half was amazing, Mahomes managing to escape the pocket and had time but no one to throw to, causing sacks and longer third downs.

Nearly blew the entire game with that dropped pick-6 though!

aj4england 01-02-2022 10:18 AM

Shanahans game management vs McVays game management. For two teams that are progressive and forward thinking in many ways, my god they make a lot of basic errors.

McVays needless time outs - Shanhanas play call at 4&2 and no Time outs at 2.32 left. Has plays where Deebo isnt even on the field.

Spindle 02-02-2022 02:24 PM

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/20...commanders-nfl

"Washington Commanders"

Jeez, sounds shit.

Spindle 02-02-2022 02:31 PM

And this is about to kick off post season

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/20...broncos-giants

Vicmo 02-02-2022 02:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Spindle (Post 16250182)
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/20...commanders-nfl

"Washington Commanders"

Jeez, sounds shit.

It really is. Sounds like they just had no idea and panicked at the last minute, they don't even really have a logo. It's a shame as I quite liked the name 'football team'. Unique in the NFL and (opposite to the people who run the franchise) was quite classy.

Vicmo 02-02-2022 02:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Spindle (Post 16250190)
And this is about to kick off post season

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/20...broncos-giants

This will almost certainly lead to the Dolphins changing hands in the near future. Feel a bit sorry for the Giants being dragged into it as their recruitment of Daboll makes sense from every angle given the GM hire. Surprised Flores didn't get a look in at one of the franchises (Vikings?) who were more open to a defensive coach with a good record.

Funk Butter 02-02-2022 03:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Spindle (Post 16250182)
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/20...commanders-nfl

"Washington Commanders"

Jeez, sounds shit.

Better than their last two names.

RazorsEdge 13-02-2022 01:32 PM

Not long to go now

CT_Palace 13-02-2022 02:45 PM

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Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 16272002)
Not long to go now

Finding it hard to get excited about this one. 2 teams I couldn't give a flying for.
I guess if I have to give a preference it will be the Rams as Stafford had to endure the Lions for all those years and definitely deserved better.

GB2506 13-02-2022 02:51 PM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16272116)
Finding it hard to get excited about this one. 2 teams I couldn't give a flying for.
I guess if I have to give a preference it will be the Rams as Stafford had to endure the Lions for all those years and definitely deserved better.

Really? 2 explosive offences both with questionable secondaryís. Think it will be a brilliant game and really looking forward to it.

norwoodeagle 13-02-2022 02:58 PM

I’m not interested in the game but my son is a private chef in LA and this weekend he’ll earn enough to pay his tax bill, from his high end clients who are “lifelong” Rams fans..

RazorsEdge 13-02-2022 06:11 PM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16272116)
Finding it hard to get excited about this one. 2 teams I couldn't give a flying for.
I guess if I have to give a preference it will be the Rams as Stafford had to endure the Lions for all those years and definitely deserved better.

I am backing Rams (maybe put the kiss of death now), mainly watching their defensive line, Aaron Donald has been immense and some really mad games throughout the season and It also has been a bizarre year.

I am late start tomorrow so will have a chance to watch it live this year.

hughff 13-02-2022 06:22 PM

Donald and Miller are expert "sackers" and Burrows is an expert "sacked by" yet he still seems to win. The Bengals have defied expectations all season too. However, Like RE, I'm thinking that their luck runs out today - Rams have too many weapons on both sides.

Stinger1 13-02-2022 06:22 PM

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Originally Posted by GB2506 (Post 16272132)
Really? 2 explosive offences both with questionable secondaryís. Think it will be a brilliant game and really looking forward to it.

Stafford, OBJ and Cupp vs Burrow, Chase and Higgins.

Can't remember 2 better sets of a QB and WRs in a superbowl.

CT_Palace 14-02-2022 12:27 AM

Considering they are at home the noise in the stadium isn’t vey loud.

greybot 14-02-2022 01:10 AM

30 minute half time show. Ouch.

CPFC since 1989 14-02-2022 01:38 AM

Even with VAR they can't see the facemask.

Go Bengals lol.

Paulinmorden 14-02-2022 01:41 AM

Funny the NFL is normally really hot on any face mask contact.

Stinger1 14-02-2022 01:41 AM

Looks like game over without OBJ and I'm going to bed.

Stafford looks like the Stafford from the Lions without OBJ.

Hedgehog 14-02-2022 02:27 AM

Year of the Tiger and all that.

Much like our Cup Finals... too many corporate bods in attendance - although to be fair I guess most fans of the clubs playing get a fair allotment these days.

I read somewhere last week that the amount of corporate jets flying into local airports for this game is mind blowing.

CT_Palace 14-02-2022 02:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16273031)
Year of the Tiger and all that.

Much like our Cup Finals... too many corporate bods in attendance - although to be fair I guess most fans of the clubs playing get a fair allotment these days.

I read somewhere last week that the amount of corporate jets flying into local airports for this game is mind blowing.

Definitely a factor but nevertheless the crowd did look predominantly blue to me

hughff 14-02-2022 02:54 AM

Who went to bed? Big mistake.

Hedgehog 14-02-2022 03:03 AM

Is it me or does Rams coach Sean McVay look like Palace coach Kristian Wilson?

Little Fozzie 14-02-2022 03:11 AM

Bengals done twice by the refs in the same play. Looked like a massive false start on the 3rd down play with the dodgy holding call.
Maybe evens it up with the missed face mask on Ramsey earlier.

hughff 14-02-2022 03:13 AM

Congrats Rams. Only NFC West teams can beat NFC West teams in the playoffs:
NFC West v Non-NFC West 4-0.

CPFC since 1989 14-02-2022 03:43 AM

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Originally Posted by hughff (Post 16273033)
Who went to bed? Big mistake.

Great game. Never leave till the end lol.

RazorsEdge 14-02-2022 06:16 AM

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Originally Posted by hughff (Post 16273033)
Who went to bed? Big mistake.

lol

It is not the year of the tiger

Boy what a game

RazorsEdge 14-02-2022 06:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16273035)
Is it me or does Rams coach Sean McVay look like Palace coach Kristian Wilson?

It is not you. He does

RazorsEdge 14-02-2022 06:17 AM

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Originally Posted by CPFC since 1989 (Post 16273038)
Great game. Never leave till the end lol.

NFL never disappoints you :)

sydney eagle 14-02-2022 06:25 AM

Aaron Donald should’ve been mvp. His defence through the whole game won the superbowl. It was fitting that his play at the end finished the game off

RazorsEdge 14-02-2022 06:41 AM

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Originally Posted by sydney eagle (Post 16273448)
Aaron Donald shouldíve been mvp. His defence through the whole game won the superbowl. It was fitting that his play at the end finished the game off

I agree, he was immense.

hughff 14-02-2022 07:59 AM

They don't give it to defenders, last one was Von Miller 2016. Only 7 defensive players have ever got it compared with 9 wide receivers.

CP-RJW 14-02-2022 12:08 PM

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Originally Posted by hughff (Post 16273033)
Who went to bed? Big mistake.

I recorded it, then woke up early with my social apps muted and watched as if it was live. My sleep schedule is invaluable at the moment.

Great game. Couldn’t care less about the Rams, but lots of respect for the beast that is Aaron Donald, about time he got a ring.

Stinger1 14-02-2022 12:15 PM

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Originally Posted by hughff (Post 16273033)
Who went to bed? Big mistake.

I did, just watched the second half now.

Not sure if it was just flat atmosphere in the stadium, OBJ’s injury or the standard games has been so high in the playoffs but I was just a bit underwhelmed by the game once OBJ was out and both teams struggled to establish much offense.

Not that bothered I didn’t stay up.

Strathclyde Eagle 17-02-2022 12:31 PM

Never complain about what your significant other spends on shoes: https://www.tmz.com/2022/02/13/odell...?adid=share-tw

sydney eagle 17-02-2022 09:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Strathclyde Eagle (Post 16278033)
Never complain about what your significant other spends on shoes: https://www.tmz.com/2022/02/13/odell...?adid=share-tw

For that much i would have hoped they would have stayed stable enough to not tear an acl

Joe85 19-02-2022 03:55 PM

Is it me, or is Eminem morphing into David Gest?

RazorsEdge 19-02-2022 07:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Joe85 (Post 16281691)
Is it me, or is Eminem morphing into David Gest?

That made me laugh, and yes in a way he is I think.

Giuliani had a pop at him and a response from Eminem was brilliant


Sam Spade 28-02-2022 04:09 PM

London games home teams announced for 2022.
Jags at Wembley
Saints and Packers at Tottenham.

Yes, thatís right; PACKERS AT TOTTENHAM.:lux:

CP-RJW 28-02-2022 04:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Sam Spade (Post 16298067)
Yes, thatís right; PACKERS AT TOTTENHAM.:lux:

Bottlers hosting the bottlers eh?

Sam Spade 28-02-2022 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by CP-RJW (Post 16298095)
Bottlers hosting the bottlers eh?

No, Bears arenít over this year.:p

dannyboy1807 08-03-2022 06:46 PM

Russell Wilson being traded to the Broncos
In what's being described as one of the largest trades in NFL history.

Funk Butter 08-03-2022 08:01 PM

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The Broncos have agreed to trade quarterback Drew Lock, tight end Noah Fant, defensive lineman Shelby Harris, two first-round picks, two second-round picks and a fifth-round pick to the Seahawks for Wilson and a fourth-round pick, sources said.
.

hughff 08-03-2022 11:21 PM

Bet that the Seahawks playoff odds have dropped and the Broncos have leapt.

Funk Butter 10-03-2022 12:06 PM

Its not every day a franchise QB and Super Bowl winner gets traded.

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The Colts are trading quarterback Carson Wentz to the Washington Commanders. The Colts will receive the Commanders' third-round picks in 2022 and 2023, sources told Schefter. The 2023 third-rounder can become a second-round selection if Wentz plays 70% of Washington's snaps. The teams also swapped second-round picks in 2022, with the Colts moving up from No. 47 overall to No. 42.

EagleSE24 13-03-2022 11:32 PM

Brady announces he’s going to play another season with Tampa

EagleSE24 13-03-2022 11:33 PM

https://twitter.com/tombrady/status/...795045378?s=21

Spindle 14-03-2022 08:55 AM

Yeah, the GOAT is back

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/american-football/60731983

GB2506 14-03-2022 09:00 AM

Didn’t last long

EagleSE24 14-03-2022 09:26 AM

Only a few hours after someone bought his ‘last touchdown ball’ at auction for half a million dollars.

Spindle 14-03-2022 11:56 AM

Oh dear. Well, a million dollars for a ball, bollocks to them.

I'd want an agreement to have every ball he scores with until he actually does retire!

CP-RJW 14-03-2022 12:47 PM

Shit, we forget to destroy his horcruxes.

Tripod 10 15-03-2022 10:57 PM

Disappointed the Cowboys traded Amari Cooper to the Browns. I understand the salary and cap implications but for a 5th round pick? Gave up a 1st round pick for him in 2019. The Jones family have really buggered up the Cowboys since taking over. Massively overpaying Zeke and the shocking Prescott have really limited potential contracts. Cooper going meant that Dallas ended up overpaying for Gallup ( who I really like ) who is coming off an ACL injury.
Sooner or later, winning play off games needs to be more important than bringing in dollars.
Just hope they have a great draft next month.

Isle of Wight 16-03-2022 12:18 AM

Can anyone give me an idiots guide to the draft?

hughff 16-03-2022 12:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 16322649)
Can anyone give me an idiots guide to the draft?

It happens every year and Washington buggers it up.

You're welcome.

Hedgehog 16-03-2022 12:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 16322649)
Can anyone give me an idiots guide to the draft?

Basically team with the worse record the previous season gets first pick of the graduating college kids. (Although some drop out early to go pro).

Having said that there is a lot of wheeling and dealing takes place, and a team with a lower pick (better team) might trade numerous picks to the higher picking team so they can get the better player(s), i.e. I'll give you 5 of our picks if you give me your number 2 pick.

Over simplified really, and it gets a bit convoluted, which is why it takes 2 or 3 days to complete - there are clocks and times involved there also as well as last minute cattle trading.

Isle of Wight 16-03-2022 12:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16322655)
Basically team with the worse record the previous season gets first pick of the graduating college kids. (Although some drop out early to go pro).

Having said that there is a lot of wheeling and dealing takes place, and a team with a lower pick (better team) might trade numerous picks to the higher picking team so they can get the better player(s), i.e. I'll give you 5 of our picks if you give me your number 2 pick.

Over simplified really, and it gets a bit convoluted, which is why it takes 2 or 3 days to complete - there are clocks and times involved there also as well as last minute cattle trading.

So how do the players get in the draft list. Does everyone in college get graded 1-1000 and the bloke thatís 999 has no hope of pro level? If 100 come into the pro game do 100 get kicked out each year?

hughff 16-03-2022 12:59 AM

Teams make their own draft lists based on their views of players talents and their team's needs in specific positions.

Players who are drafted earlier have their contracts pretty much guaranteed by the collective bargaining agreement. Later players may not be signed - the last player drafted is nicknamed "Mister Irrelevant" because it's so unlikely that he will ever play. However, several have had good careers, including winning Superbowls.

Isle of Wight 16-03-2022 01:06 AM

Thx Do players all have fixed salaries? Like qb gets £1 million a year but a back up special teams outfielder only gets £100k

Hedgehog 17-03-2022 04:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 16322659)
Thx Do players all have fixed salaries? Like qb gets £1 million a year but a back up special teams outfielder only gets £100k

Pretty sure it's an open market. There might be a minimum wage, but not sure it's position weighted.

hughff 17-03-2022 05:48 AM

My understanding, and I'm happy to be corrected, is that there is a minimum salary. However, that is for a player on the first team roster. Many players are on the practice squad, where they earn a lot less because they cannot be used in games. In the event of injury, a player can be moved from the practice roster to the playing roster and his income leaps up to the league minimum. I'm not sure if a player on the practice roster can be signed by another team but I suspect that they can, to preserve an open labour market.

In addition, the collective agreement pretty much means that new players receive a set contract coming into the league based on their draft position - there's very little room for a drafted rookie to negotiate. Rookie contracts last four years but the drafting team can exercise an option to extend it to five years. What this means is that players effectively can't negotiate their own contract until they have a lot of experience.

Generally, players in different positions receive wildly different contracts. Running backs, who are notoriously susceptible to injury (on average a running back has a three year career in the NFL, so less than a maximum rookie contract), get the least money while quarterbacks get the most. IIRC, Patrick Mahomes is on $45 million+ a year. Not all contracts are guaranteed either and players on the league minimum can often be cut midway through a season thus ending their contract.

Every team has a minimum and maximum cap that they must spend on players (it doesn't apply to coaches etc.) which is meant to keep the league competitive. Frankly, there are so many ways to work around it that it's more a guideline than a cap. There's no question the cap prevents teams from doing a Man City/Chelsea and hoovering up all the talent making them unbeatable over the course of the season. (I've often said that the only reason the PL plays games is for tv... and they could just ask teams to submit their wage bills for awarding final places!)

The real effect of the cap, however, is to prevent teams from paying the people who generate the money (the players) what they are worth. While the stars get big bucks, the relatively replaceable guys on league minimum get a relative pittance, even though the stars can't be stars without them. It makes it very easy for rich owners to get richer if they are pulling in about $750million p.a. and only need to spend a third of that on their staff.

Now aren't you sorry you asked?

Kai 17-03-2022 06:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 16322659)
Thx Do players all have fixed salaries? Like qb gets £1 million a year but a back up special teams outfielder only gets £100k

No, not at all. Some players are paid $20 million a year whereas other might be paid $900K. Players on the practice squad are paid peanuts in comparison to that but get more if elevated to the NFL squad.
A backup QB can actually get several millions a year not throwing a single ball in a game!

The salary cap of the NFL is far more complicated than them NHL, where players contracts are protected, and contracts can be restructured or cut to fit the cap.

Isle of Wight 17-03-2022 08:15 AM

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Originally Posted by hughff (Post 16325641)
My understanding, and I'm happy to be corrected, is that there is a minimum salary. However, that is for a player on the first team roster. Many players are on the practice squad, where they earn a lot less because they cannot be used in games. In the event of injury, a player can be moved from the practice roster to the playing roster and his income leaps up to the league minimum. I'm not sure if a player on the practice roster can be signed by another team but I suspect that they can, to preserve an open labour market.

In addition, the collective agreement pretty much means that new players receive a set contract coming into the league based on their draft position - there's very little room for a drafted rookie to negotiate. Rookie contracts last four years but the drafting team can exercise an option to extend it to five years. What this means is that players effectively can't negotiate their own contract until they have a lot of experience.

Generally, players in different positions receive wildly different contracts. Running backs, who are notoriously susceptible to injury (on average a running back has a three year career in the NFL, so less than a maximum rookie contract), get the least money while quarterbacks get the most. IIRC, Patrick Mahomes is on $45 million+ a year. Not all contracts are guaranteed either and players on the league minimum can often be cut midway through a season thus ending their contract.

Every team has a minimum and maximum cap that they must spend on players (it doesn't apply to coaches etc.) which is meant to keep the league competitive. Frankly, there are so many ways to work around it that it's more a guideline than a cap. There's no question the cap prevents teams from doing a Man City/Chelsea and hoovering up all the talent making them unbeatable over the course of the season. (I've often said that the only reason the PL plays games is for tv... and they could just ask teams to submit their wage bills for awarding final places!)

The real effect of the cap, however, is to prevent teams from paying the people who generate the money (the players) what they are worth. While the stars get big bucks, the relatively replaceable guys on league minimum get a relative pittance, even though the stars can't be stars without them. It makes it very easy for rich owners to get richer if they are pulling in about $750million p.a. and only need to spend a third of that on their staff.

Now aren't you sorry you asked?

No that was great Hugh thanks would have given more rep if I could :)

Funk Butter 18-03-2022 11:58 PM

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The Cleveland Browns acquired quarterback Deshaun Watson in a trade with the Houston Texans for three first-round picks in 2022, 2023 and 2024 as well as a 2023 third-round pick and a 2024 fourth-round pick.

The Texans are sending a 2024 fifth-round pick to the Browns in the trade as well.
It appears he was minutes away from ok'ing a trade to Atlanta before this happened.

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The Browns are set to give Watson a new five-year, $230 million contract, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. He would receive $184 million over the first four years of his new contract -- a $48 million raise over what he was scheduled to make under his current contract. The full $230 million is guaranteed, sources said, setting a record for highest guarantee given to an NFL player.
He's gonna need a lot of money to pay for his "currently" 22 civil suits.

hughff 21-03-2022 07:12 PM

The merry go round goes round - Matt Ryan to the Colts. Atlanta gets the 82nd pick. Sounds like a salary dump to me.

aj4england 21-03-2022 07:54 PM

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Originally Posted by hughff (Post 16333396)
The merry go round goes round - Matt Ryan to the Colts. Atlanta gets the 82nd pick. Sounds like a salary dump to me.

The cap hit was still bad. They did it more for Ryan on the top 3 worst rosters with him, they let him walk.

aj4england 25-03-2022 11:00 AM

One of the craziest off seasons ever. Lucky for the CARDS we are in a significantly weaker NFC compared to the AFC

aj4england 25-03-2022 11:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Kai (Post 16325648)
No, not at all. Some players are paid $20 million a year whereas other might be paid $900K. Players on the practice squad are paid peanuts in comparison to that but get more if elevated to the NFL squad.
A backup QB can actually get several millions a year not throwing a single ball in a game!

The salary cap of the NFL is far more complicated than them NHL, where players contracts are protected, and contracts can be restructured or cut to fit the cap.

The life of an NFL Back Up quarterback is aking to 3rd choice keeper. Be good enough to be on a prem side but never good enough to be number 1.

A good back up can earn £4-£10m a year whilst a veteran back up will comfortably pick up £1-£2m per year. You would have had to be semi-good enough at some stage or be seen as an exceptional leader/thinker to help yougnsters but great gig if you can get it. If you get the chance to play in 1 or 2 games and play well, you can set yourself up for the next 2 or 3 years quite easily.

Funk Butter 25-03-2022 11:55 AM

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Originally Posted by aj4england (Post 16333446)
The cap hit was still bad. They did it more for Ryan on the top 3 worst rosters with him, they let him walk.

The new GM came from the Saints, so is very familiar with kicking the salary cap can down the road. They decided to suck it this year, $60m in dead money, and go for one of the QBs in the next draft. Plus, they'll have $120m+ of salary cap room to play with next year.

EagleSE24 09-04-2022 08:23 PM

Steelers’ QB Dwayne Haskins was killed today in a traffic accident. Age 24. https://www.espn.co.uk/nfl/story/_/i...-being-hit-car

Tripod 10 28-04-2022 08:51 PM

Something to fill the NFL gap until September, the Draft starts today.
Just waiting for the Jones clowns at Dallas to mess up and potentially trade some of next years picks for a WR after trading Cooper for peanuts.

hughff 28-04-2022 10:44 PM

Lots of edge rushers and OT to go early; then wide receivers in the first round; considered a down year for QB but so was 2017 (Mahones, Deshaun).

hughff 29-04-2022 01:44 AM

Underway now.
So far...
1: Jags - Walker (DE)
2: Lions - Hutchinson (DE)
3: Texans - Stingley (CB)
4: Jets - Gardner (CB)
5: Giants - Thibodeaux (DE)

hughff 29-04-2022 04:50 AM

Full First round.
  1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Travon Walker, DE, Georgia
  2. Detroit Lions: Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  3. Houston Texans: Derek Stingley Jr., CB, LSU
  4. New York Jets: Ahmad "Sauce" Gardner, CB, Cincinnati
  5. New York Giants: Kayvon Thibodeaux, Edge, Oregon
  6. Carolina Panthers: Ikem Ekwonu, OL, North Carolina State
  7. New York Giants (from Bears): Evan Neal, OL, Alabama
  8. Atlanta Falcons: Drake London, WR, USC
  9. Seattle Seahawks (from Broncos): Charles Cross, OL, Mississippi State
  10. New York Jets (from Seahawks): Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State
  11. New Orleans Saints (from Commanders): Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State
  12. Detroit Lions (from Vikings): Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama
  13. Philadelphia Eagles (from Texans): Jordan Davis, DT, Georgia
  14. Baltimore Ravens: Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame
  15. Houston Texans: Kenyon Green, OL, Texas A&M
  16. Washington Commanders: Jahan Dotson, WR, Penn State
  17. Los Angeles Chargers: Zion Johnson, OL, Boston College
  18. Tennessee Titans (from Eagles): Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas
  19. New Orleans Saints (from Eagles): Trevor Penning, OL, Northern Iowa
  20. Pittsburgh Steelers: Kenny Pickett, QB, Pittsburgh
  21. Kansas City Chiefs (from Patriots): Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington
  22. Green Bay Packers (from Raiders): Quay Walker, LB, Georgia
  23. Buffalo Bills: Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida
  24. Dallas Cowboys: Tyler Smith, OL, Tulsa
  25. Baltimore Ravens: Tyler Linderbaum, OL, Iowa
  26. New York Jets: Jermaine Johnson, Edge, Florida State
  27. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Buccaneers): Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah
  28. Green Bay Packers: Devonte Wyatt, DT, Georgia
  29. New England Patriots (from Chiefs): Cole Strange, OL, Chattanooga
  30. Kansas City Chiefs: George Karlaftis, Edge, Purdue
  31. Cincinnati Bengals: Daxton Hill, CB, Michigan
  32. Minnesota Vikings (from Lions): Lewis Cine, S, Georgia
To my mind, both NY teams got value: Thibodeaux and Johnson could have gone higher. Gardner, Neal and Wilson are good too.

Latvian Eagle 29-04-2022 07:31 AM

So weird seeing a draft where QBs weren't the flavour of the day.

Funk Butter 29-04-2022 09:20 AM

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Originally Posted by hughff (Post 16397347)
To my mind, both NY teams got value: Thibodeaux and Johnson could have gone higher. Gardner, Neal and Wilson are good too.

There was a lot of talk that Johnson was going to the Falcons at #8, so to get him at #26 is crazy.

And I wonder if the Lions snuck in an extra pick on the Vikings on that trade they did. According to the Jimmy Johnson chart #12 for for #32, #34 and #66 is similar value but the Vikings tossed in #46 as well as #12.

hughff 29-04-2022 11:18 PM

This is a fun read: The Worst NFL Mock Draft Of 2022: My Attempt To Get Every Pick Wrong Basically, the rules are that he has to make an honest attempt at each pick while still getting it wrong (the article gives more detailed rules.) I'll let you read his picks and reasoning but here's his league table
Played 32
Won (out by one pick e.g. picked 5th but taken 4th - worth 3 points) 7
Drew (out by two picks - worth 1 point) 1
Administration (correct pick - worth minus 10 points) 1
Total 12

hughff 01-05-2022 01:21 AM

Draft has finished. 49ers make Iowa St. QB Brock Purdy Mr. Irrelevant, drafted 262 and last.

Funk Butter 08-06-2022 05:46 AM

It seems that the Texans want to take back their title as most messed up NFL franchise, although this occurred a year ago so maybe they still have to screw more up.

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/...od-report-says

Quote:

The New York Times reported Tuesday that Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson booked massage appointments with at least 66 different women over 17 months, from fall 2019 through spring 2021.

The New York Times also reported that the nondisclosure agreement that Watson gave to some of the women to sign came from the Texans' director of security, Brent Naccara. The Times reports that the NDA was in Watson's locker at NRG Stadium days after a woman posted Watson's phone number on Instagram.

Funk Butter 08-06-2022 05:49 AM

While we're at it:

Quote:

The Denver Broncos have entered a sale agreement with the Walton-Penner family ownership group, the sides announced Tuesday night.

Terms of the agreement, which will transfer the franchise from the Pat Bowlen Trust to the group led by Walmart heir Rob Walton, were not announced. However, a source told ESPN, confirming multiple reports, that the agreed-to price is $4.65 billion, a record for a North American team.


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