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@rotunder Hard to look at their schedule and see 7 really good shots at wins unless they play much better than they did last year. I'd take the under at the books that opened at 7.5.
4 days, 5 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/It-was-a-busy-weekend-in-Las-Vegas.html
@markbulg My comment clearly suggested that "franchise" QBs do occasionally make it to the market, just very rarely. Further, Manning, like Brees before him, was damaged goods when he was cut loose. The vast majority of teams live and die based on their ability to develop a QB and cannot simply buy one in free agency as LaceyB was suggesting.
5 days, 8 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Transparent-roof-on-Vikings-new-stadium-will-be-selfcleaning.html
@LaceyB And how many difference-making QBs are ever available to sign in free agency. It's a problem of being unable to develop a star at the position, not an inability to afford one.
6 days, 13 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Transparent-roof-on-Vikings-new-stadium-will-be-selfcleaning.html
@Jeremy_Crowhurst Well, it's not like Bowe's going to be in anyone's top 10 (maybe even 15) at the position, so he's almost certainly going to be hanging around in that 7th or 8th round area where talent thins out quite a bit. I wouldn't draft him as a weekly starter expected to produce at WR1 or WR2, but he definitely has value as a high upside WR3 simply based on the volume pf pass plays that Reid loves to call. Others are welcome to take him off their boards (for understandable reasons), but I am open to buying if he's available for less than full price. He only seems like a bad risk when you don't consider the other guys you'll be choosing among at that point in the draft .
1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/The-comeback-kids.html
@BearMarket One of the worst parts of all of the departures is that Fortenbaugh, unfortunately, has a much larger role. I guess no one wants to poach him from NFP.
1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Jim-Schwartz-uses-flawed-logic-in-explaining-412-season.html
@jack sprat I have to agree that Biggs made himself out to be a bigger jackass with his piece than he thought Schwartz was in his appearance on ESPN. We're constantly told how evenly matched most NFL teams are, and that the outcomes quite often turn on one or two plays. While a lack of discipline is certainly part of the equation as well, losing most games by one score or less IS indicative of a team that is at least decent and capable of a dramatic improvement in the following season. I'm just not sure why Biggs took particularly unreasonable offense with comments that were pretty fair.
2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Jim-Schwartz-uses-flawed-logic-in-explaining-412-season.html
@wiguyinmn I agree on the Denver WRs. I certainly wouldn't mind having any of the three as a WR2 or WR3, but I expect that they'll be long gone by the time I would consider them to be appropriate values. It's never fun to invest heavily in teams with a lot of WR depth even if they do throw a lot.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/The-NFPs-preseason-fantasy-top-25.html
@a57se I was not referring only to the NY media. National media outlets all expect that Ryan is likely to be fired after this season given the team's trajectory.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Continue-the-purge.html
@a57se Well, the coaching hot seat is almost always speculation by the media, but it's also almost always accurate. While there is no question that teams routinely surprise us, the Jets' roster is terrible and it's hard to imagine them even managing to equal their 6 wins from last season let alone challenge for a playoff spot. Of course Rex COULD survive, but it's pretty safe to say that's a long shot at this point, especially with Idzik wanting to bring in his own guy sooner rather than later.
@a57se He's referred to as a lame duck coach because of the near certainty that he'll be fired during or after this season. It doesn't have a whole lot to do with his actual contract.
@a57se At this point in time, I would agree that cutting Sanchez doesn't benefit the team much. The mistake was not canning Ryan and Sanchez along with Tannenbaum at the end of the season. When a franchise is in disarray and doesn't have its QB of the future, the owner really needs to start fresh with all three men to make sure there is unity of effort.
Even if Lacy turns out to be nothing special, Green Bay also managed to get great value with Franklin, a guy that more than few people think could turn out to be the best runner in this admittedly weak class. Those two picks almost surely indicate, though, that Benson isn't going to be back.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/NFP-Sunday-Blitz-1291.html
@comedianvincel These are also the same sportswriters who have been lamenting the lack of courage among modern athletes who refuse to risk tarnishing their brand by speaking out on political and social issues as athletes did several decades ago. You are incorrect, however, that there is any freedom of speech element, as attempted government censorship is nowhere to be found in any of this.
@a57se I don't think it says as much about Nassib as you are assuming. Certainly, if Buffalo thought he was the best QB prospect by a wide margin, they wouldn't have passed on him in favor of the much lower ranked Manuel. But if they had the two (or even more) passers with roughly the same grades and projections on their draft board, there's another reason to possibly pass on him. A new coach (especially coming from a middling college program) likely wants to show that he's NFL head coach material, and it's easier to do that without having to bring in the QB that essentially helped him get his new job to begin with. If he can succeed with less familiar players, that will help him make his bones at the pro level much more quickly. It also helps Nassib to go to a new coach and system in order to prove that he's capable of responding to different coaching and adapting to new system. In the end, if everything was pretty well equal, it was better for both the coach and the player to stand on their own than to appear to prop each each other up. Again, it may be that they truly believed Manuel to be the far better player, but that's not the only possible explanation.
4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Top-ten-players-still-available.html
@wiguyinmn I shouldn't have said that it was weak class at the position, just that no one seems to be particularly in love with the handful of players at the top as "can't miss" prospects that will be perennial Pro Bowlers.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Mock draft analysis | National Football Post
@a57se Hopefully he doesn't have McNabb's poor work ethic.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/EJ-Manuel-Eagles-want-me-pretty-bad.html
If the Chargers' roster is that devoid of talent, why on earth would they start their massive rebuilding effort by using the 11th pick on safety, especially given the weakness of this class at that position? Both sides of the ball are built from the inside out. And unless they want to waste Rivers' remaining years with team, their top priorities should be protecting him and giving him weapons. A safety makes the absolute least sense for them in the first round.
@bitterbillsfan I think it depends on whether any other QBs are off the board by the time the 8th pick rolls around. They'd be much smarter to take another player there and trade back into the bottom of the round (if they feel it's necessary) to grab Nassib.
@Otto deFay So true.
1 month ago on Browns linebacker Groves arrested | National Football Post
@Dubyajay87 Exactly. I can't think of a better use for law enforcement than chasing down johns and pot smokers, especially with government budgets being so tight at the moment. Got to have priorities...