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Funk Butter 27-04-2018 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by davematt (Post 14230210)
People are very quick to compare him with Manziel.

From all I've seen and read, he is much more polished QB and is a ready made starter.

He did an interview a month or so back with Rich Eisen on his show, and he comes across as a nice, genuine lad. He's just a confident kid and believes in his own ability.

He cares about football a whole lot more than Manziel.

LLCOOLSTEVE 27-04-2018 11:29 AM

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Originally Posted by davematt (Post 14230210)
People are very quick to compare him with Manziel.

From all I've seen and read, he is much more polished QB and is a ready made starter.

He did an interview a month or so back with Rich Eisen on his show, and he comes across as a nice, genuine lad. He's just a confident kid and believes in his own ability.


To be fair most college starting QBís will have had years of fawning over them through high school and college, being the popular kid who is always told how amazing they are while having their pick of the cheerleaders so itís no surprise most of them are confident cocky shits

But arrogance is a trait in many top proís in all sports. Just canít take to some of them, Iím sure he is a nice chap but give me someone like Christian McCaffrey any day

LLCOOLSTEVE 27-04-2018 11:29 AM

Yes that was a random post

Funk Butter 27-04-2018 11:34 AM

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Originally Posted by LLCOOLSTEVE (Post 14230215)
To be fair most college starting QB’s will have had years of fawning over them through high school and college, being the popular kid who is always told how amazing they are while having their pick of the cheerleaders so it’s no surprise most of them are confident cocky shits

To be fair, Mayfield was a walk-on at Texas Tech. He started as a freshman then got pissed when he lost his starting job due to injury. (To the Giants backup, btw) He then went to Oklahoma as a walk-on. He won the starting job at Oklahoma and got a scholarship then.

LLCOOLSTEVE 27-04-2018 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Funk Butter (Post 14230228)
To be fair, Mayfield was a walk-on at Texas Tech. He started as a freshman then got pissed when he lost his starting job due to injury. (To the Giants backup, btw) He then went to Oklahoma as a walk-on. He won the starting job at Oklahoma and got a scholarship then.


Yeah good point

I just donít like him :D

davematt 27-04-2018 11:41 AM

By the way, did anyone see the footage of Vita Vea as a running back in high school?! Basically the equivalent of an army tank going through a load of nissan micra's.

Icy 27-04-2018 11:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Funk Butter (Post 14230117)
Michel is a perfect fit for the Pats as is Isaiah Wynn. I think the Patriots will come out among the winners from this first round. Will be interesting to see if they pick Mason Rudolph in the second round.

I have no idea what the Browns were thinking. The chances that Barkley is the best player in this draft is higher than Mayfield being the best QB in this draft or Ward being the best CB in this draft. I would have tried to trade with the Jets, since the Jets were taking Darnold anyway. Although the Jets might not have had anything to trade.

Interesting, thanks :p

davematt 27-04-2018 01:51 PM

Just seen the Ryan Shazier moment.

That was pretty cool.

To even be walking at this point after the injury he sustained is remarkable.

ardeo 28-04-2018 02:42 PM

Loved Akers goading the Dallas crowd, and Eagles moving up above Dallas to take a TE they would have liked, called Dallas.

In terms of the pick itself, not convinced we need a second pass catching TE. Would have been better off staying a blocking one later in the draft. We don't have any holes though, so maybe he was just best player available at the time by some distance.

tsunamiman 28-04-2018 09:49 PM

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Originally Posted by ardeo (Post 14231573)
Loved Akers goading the Dallas crowd, and Eagles moving up above Dallas to take a TE they would have liked, called Dallas.

In terms of the pick itself, not convinced we need a second pass catching TE. Would have been better off staying a blocking one later in the draft. We don't have any holes though, so maybe he was just best player available at the time by some distance.

Needed one after losing burton and celek. Back Up OL are basically your blocking tight ends these days.

Swanny32 29-04-2018 05:46 PM

Anyone able to shed any light on what block numbers we’ll need to buy in to be on the Eagles lower sideline at wembley?

pauldrulez 29-04-2018 06:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Icy (Post 14230073)
IMO Jimmy G will be the best QB in the league over the next 2-3 seasons.

I think we may have reached the point where we need to temper a few expectations on Jimmy G.

Now, I would never have let him go and think he has top 5-10 potential as a QB but he still demonstrated a few issues for the 49ers. He did throw only throw 2 more TDs than INTs.

He's now being paid to play like a top 5 QB from the start. I'm actually a bit bemused that the Niners didn't go for Allen Robinson for him. He's got very few weapons besides Garcon (who is getting on a bit), McKinnon (very good receiving back) and the mismatch of players he had last season. Though getting him McGlinchey (Best of a bad lot, so we'll see) and Pettis (again, on of the best of a bad lot) is a start.

Shanahan can make an offense look a lot better than the sum of the parts anyway, and that's perfect for Jimmy.

davematt 30-04-2018 11:18 AM

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Originally Posted by pauldrulez (Post 14234455)
I think we may have reached the point where we need to temper a few expectations on Jimmy G.

Now, I would never have let him go and think he has top 5-10 potential as a QB but he still demonstrated a few issues for the 49ers. He did throw only throw 2 more TDs than INTs.

He's now being paid to play like a top 5 QB from the start. I'm actually a bit bemused that the Niners didn't go for Allen Robinson for him. He's got very few weapons besides Garcon (who is getting on a bit), McKinnon (very good receiving back) and the mismatch of players he had last season. Though getting him McGlinchey (Best of a bad lot, so we'll see) and Pettis (again, on of the best of a bad lot) is a start.

Shanahan can make an offense look a lot better than the sum of the parts anyway, and that's perfect for Jimmy.

Agree with this.

I am slightly concerned that he's going to have a limited bunch of weapons to work with.

Goodwin is a flat out speed demon but I'm not convinced he's a No 1 wide out.

SteveyHawking 01-05-2018 10:11 AM

Ticketmaster unable to find me five blooming tickets for the Eagles game. When do they go back on sale for returns?

tsunamiman 01-05-2018 10:20 AM

Got 4 this morning. Block 112 so not the best but happy to be seeing my eagles in London.

greybot 01-05-2018 10:26 AM

If anyone has a spare for jags eagles at Wembley let me know. No luck on ticketmaster today :(

davematt 01-05-2018 10:40 AM

ticketmaster is a complete shambles.

The amount of tickets ALREADY on sale on third party sites for double/treble the value is a disgrace.

Giving up on this today; I'll await a few weeks when prices on stubhub will settle down a tad and pick up some then.

SteveyHawking 01-05-2018 10:41 AM

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Originally Posted by davematt (Post 14236845)
ticketmaster is a complete shambles.

The amount of tickets ALREADY on sale on third party sites for double/treble the value is a disgrace.

Giving up on this today; I'll await a few weeks when prices on stubhub will settle down a tad and pick up some then.

Yeah it's an absolute joke.

Funk Butter 03-05-2018 09:33 PM

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Quarterback Matt Ryan has agreed to a five-year extension with the Atlanta Falcons, and sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen that the deal makes Ryan the first NFL player to earn $30 million per year.

The deal includes $100 million guaranteed, sources said.

Ryan, who turns 33 on May 17, was entering the final year of a five-year, $103.75 million extension he signed in July 2013.
I wonder who is next.

http://www.sportsonearth.com/assets/...50x538/cut.jpg

Funk Butter 23-05-2018 04:06 AM

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NFL owners gave temporary approval Tuesday for a proposal designed to make the kickoff safer. The new rule will be in place for the 2018 season but will be evaluated next spring based on injury numbers and other factors.
  • The elimination of running starts for kickoff coverage teams
  • A requirement that eight of the 11 men on the return team must be aligned in the "setup zone" within 15 yards of the ball
  • No blocking within the "setup zone" until after the ball touches the ground if it is not first caught
  • The elimination of two-man wedge blocks
  • Kickoff team must have five men lined up on either side of the ball, a move that will limit schemes designed to get free runners in coverage down the field.

Lord help me, I'm actually in favor of Greg Schiano's idea to replace kickoffs, 13:45 in the video below. (maybe because I had a season of the Falcons returner taking it from 3 yards deep in the endzone to the damn 17-yard line on every kickoff)



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