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its spurs and warriors and thunder. Clips a ways behind that first group. Injuries always determine these things, but spurs have to be favorite. Oh, and Rockets are lucky to get 6th seed.
1 year, 5 months ago on 'Sir Charles' Slams the Spurs... Again
do you start tentitive fitzgerald at wr? And dalton over romo? TY hilton or miles austin or eddie royal...
1 year, 7 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Start-em-Sit-em-Smash-em-4132.html
@JustinArchibald @steppxxxxz clearly you want to make excuses for cam. Great. Look at Manual, look at phillips rivers for that matter, or Tannehill...........i mean all of them have crap teams. Andrew Luck isnt exactly on a contender either......but Maneul looks like a winner and Cam doesnt. I said that might change. But facts are facts.....his record is awful, he makes bad decisions, and he holds the ball too long. Fact.
1 year, 7 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/5-up-5-down-for-Sunday-7164.html
Cam has huge talent. No question. But carolina doesnt have a bad roster now...thats a pretty improved defense....and for some reason, he just doesnt seem to know how to win yet. I think he will....but look at Luck.....not as talented honestly, but he has that joe montana and john elway thing about him. RG3 is just hurt. Period. Most talent of all, smarts, but he's hurt. Manuel has looked great. Im surprised. And what about Tannehil....? Right now would you take Cam or Tannehil? And as for cowboy haters....geez dude....they suck.....what do you want people to say?
miles austin or TY Hilton week 2?
1 year, 7 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Start-em-Sit-em-Smash-em-4257.html
Love Sinn watches. All of them. If you need a watch as a durable piece working outdoors (I live in northern norway) then Sinn is perfect. I find I end up wearing my Sinn more than anything else. They just have a certain integrity,.
1 year, 7 months ago on Sinn EZM 10 Watch Hands-On
im going to disagreea bout steven jackson too. Atlanta has a great offense...that line will create enough for jackson. Is he a top five rb? no, but he's top 8 or 9.
1 year, 8 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/2013-fantasy-bustsovervalued.html
Running back is tricky this year. Rice is a stud....and id still take him probably. LeSean McCoy is another that I dont know what to think. Jamal charles....the same. So much depends on how these offenses play. Bernard is a steal.........for sure.
Fran was best, simmons the worst. THE WORST. Despite his popularity, he is woefully lacking in hoop knowledge. Give me more fran, get greg doyle or scott cooper....get guys who know basketball...
1 year, 10 months ago on 2013 ESPN NBA Draft Grades
agree. excellent analysis.
1 year, 10 months ago on Learning the Hard Way
interesting. Mocks are fun. Ok...every year there are players (derrik williams, the Morris twins, TRobb, evan turner) who people say are safe picks...slam dunks. They are wrong. This year its trey burke. Small, lacks top end speed, but has skills and smarts. Career back up. I believe the best player in this draft is Dennis Schroder. Flat out. The best., Elite speed ...freaky long arms and huge hands....is going to be the new Rondo. I love defensive minded point guards and he is going to be great. Second guy i love and rate almost second....is steven adams. He is going to be Bogut in a couple years. Bennett is next. I worry about his health though. Noel I worry cant put on weight. Nice player, but....#1? Off an ACL....i dont know. Spurs wont take Bebe., forget it. Ive heard enough to know, they dont take Bebe.. I can see reggie bullock maybe...even Mbakwe....(way underreated in spite of knees and age)....Withey is underrated, and why Plumlee gets no love is beyond me. Guy is ok....not great...but christ, he can run and he's 6 11 and change. Lorenzo brown? Why are crabbe and snell on everyone mocks but Mbakwe and colton iverson and Nedovic are not? Tony snell represents what you can find 8 or 10 of in every summer league. Mediocre wings with decent shots, but not much else. OK, now, because people have emotional attachments to certain ideas (Noel is best player in draft, or Burke will be a star etc) i expect to be seen as crazy. I said faried was a top three talent and got grief too (of course i loved jan vesely as well....so...yeah......pass me the meds, please).....but schroder is going to be an all star point guard.
1 year, 11 months ago on The 2013 Hardwood Paroxysm NBA Mock Draft: 100% Official
agree with omredunord.....vikes have to be on here I think. I also wonder IF houston should be? Why is time running out on Kubiak? This is a winning organization now...a winning team...and they're close. Once you reach that level, a lot depends on luck, and on a few bounces. Houston has drafted well, and played well. What is demanded? a super bowl immeidately? Im curious.
1 year, 11 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/The-pressure-index.html
watch for anthony mccloud, FSU NT.......and brandon kauffman, small school eastern washington.....big vertical receiver. And rogers gaines, giant tackle from tenn. state. 36 in arms.
1 year, 12 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Depth-for-hire.html
i dont see lemonier as a second round pick. Honestly.....arthur brown is a better player...hell, chase thomas is better. Lemonier has always seemed overrated to me....but what do i know. Cyprian i love. And Id rate Alford up there and where does Mathieu go??? Seattle or SF?
2 years ago on Conversation @ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Top-ten-players-still-available.html
Philly takes Geno..........cant imagine otherwise. He fits the system and nick foles doesnt. I think Luke and Fisher go 1 & 2.....then raiders do Star or floyd. Then geno, then Detroit takes Ziggy Ansah and then who knows....cleveland is alway s a mystery to me. Milliner? Lane Johnson? Star or Floyd....but i do see Arizona surprising people and taking warmack. And i predict buffalo goes with Austin. The jets take nassib.
2 years ago on Mock draft analysis | National Football Post
Agree about syl williams. IVe liked him for two years now. I think Star is #1 though.....he's simply a dominating tackle.....albert haynsworth level............but williams right behind. Floyd's short arms bother me a bit, the way Ingram did last year. I think Star is at the top, williams, and then Richardson --though richardson is maybe more scheme limited, I dont know. Werner for me is the top end though.....Hunt isnt even on the list. I like akeem spence too, whose strength makes him a guy to watch...plus effort. Great work here.....a fun read. The big sleeper for me is Anthony McCloud at FSU, but nobody seems to talk about him except as a late round flyer.
2 years ago on 404 - Page Not Found | National Football Post
Is Hankins not considered first round material? Id rate hankins above Jesse Williams. Syl Williams is a terrific 4-3 tackle.....not sure if he is a 5 technique. Jesse williams can do both, so can Hankins. I actually think Hankins is the second best in this draft after Star. Floyd's short arms bother me, same as Ingram's did last year. Ive just not been that impressed. Probably havent seen enough of him to say that but thats my impression.
2 years ago on Pick your Poison: Sharrif Floyd vs Star Lotulelei | National Football Post
@LawrenceMack that makes sense Lawrence....EXCEPT im not sure allen or patterson are as good as previous top wide outs (AJ Green for example). Thats the question. Patterson is very raw (stephen hill level raw almost) and Allen while very good, Im not sure is a real franchise wide receiver. IF Lotulelei were there, id say thats the pick. If not....you have question marks with guys like Ansah and jarvis jones and mingo and jordan. None of slam dunk picks. Ansah might actually provide the most potential upsdie but isnt maybe the best fit, I dont know. Jordan either. So its either roll the dice on Allen.....a bit of a reach but still a solid pick that helps...OR take Milliner.....who is a stud (and better than anyone available in the third)....OR take a sheldon richardson, who i think can play almost any position on the D line, or shariff floyd if he's there. The best bet would be Lotulelei....but i think he's gone. The other option is werner if he's there...playing as a base end....and it just depends how good you think Werner will be....personally i think very good. Id go defense and look for a wide out in the 2nd....chris harper or stedman bailey or robert woods.
2 years ago on NFP Mock Draft - Version 9.0 | National Football Post
to be fair i guess some teams see Cooper as a center. but WHY would GB want him as that......is there a reason Russ knows about? And mostly, i just do NOT see Nassib and barkely in the first round. In the 2nd yes...but maybe I'll be proven wrong, and maybe Fisher falls to wherever and maybe cornellius (not cornell, i dont think....?) carradine goes that high...maybe......some teams no doubt like him.....but the two things i can buy are sam montgomery and corey lemonier that high. Especially montgomery. Its just that the logic of this mock eludes me.......maybe russ turns out to be a genius.......what do i know........but it feels like a bad sort of uninformed lazy mock.
2 years, 1 month ago on NFP Mock Draft - Version 9.0 | National Football Post
man, this is not a good mock. First off, Houston takes character guys...they're obsessive about it and Ogeltree is head case........next, GB takes defense...id bet the farm on that --and who said cooper is being groomed as a center?? Huh?? Myabe i missed something. I believe arizona ISNT taking a QB...but maybe......but while i find Werner hard to believe at 2....its possible i guess, he's a stud end, but then....Fisher isnt lasting until 11 and who said strength was an issue? Read Dan Pompei in your own paper Russ.....one of you is full of hooey. Next....sheldon richardson MIGHT be ok at the 5 tech.....but ideal? Hardly. He is a classic DT in a 4 3 front. NOBODY thinks sam montgomery is a first rounder at this point.....ahead of datone jones? ahead of jarvis jones !!!!! I mean its a reach...if you believe the medical flags hurt Jarvis jones, ok, but at this point its still a huge reach.......and montgomery just isnt a first rounder...there are too many guys to take in the second round when first round talent is still on the board...trufant for one....jesse williams, matt elam ....i dont know......its a lame mock and the analysis is idiotic,. Sorry.
im starting to miss wes bunting.
2 years, 1 month ago on NFP Mock Draft - Version 8.0 | National Football Post
its JONathan cooper and Jonathan cyprian..............not john in either case.
all good observations......but a couple points; in the west, looking at the post season, it seems to me San Antonio is the team to beat, and OKC close second, but OKC has to figure out its westbrook problem. Third best team for post season seems to me to be Denver. I say that only because they are deeper, Karl is a great coach, and the Clippers have holes. Clips win a lot because CP3 is an all time elite point guard who wills victories. Im not sure he can carry the mediocrity of Jordan and an overrated bench of green, barnes, odom (ugh) and Bledsoe. Against top teams that bench isnt so impressive.......and even jamal crawford has cooled down a bit. Memphis' defense is brutal. I think the trades hurt them in terms of depth (Ellington and speights more than gay) so they have to play perfect to win. Denver's D is better than its been this last few weeks.....if that continues the Nugs should scare people. I think Denver catches clips in the standings. I would disagree clips were playing the best ball...guess we watch different games.
In the east......sadly its indiana who has a punchers shot at miami, but hibbert did his usual disappearing act the other night....so i dont know. I dont trust Vogel sometimes when I watch games. By the way, Houston is out in the first round because you dont win post season by playing such crap defense. Warriors are a better team overall...........but they have sagged. Lakers get in, sadly, because Utah has the worst coach in the league right now................which i dont believe is hyperbole.
2 years, 1 month ago on RTOE: Playoff Push
packers are going to draft defense. Either a lineman or an OLB. My guess is if a kid like richardson is there, they take him.Maybe kawann short....sly willaims......but not a guard. Sheesh. Otherwise i can buy this.....magus hunt is maybe a reach. And Cyprian could easily crawl into the first round......matt elam too, or even eric reid. Last year was thin on safties, this year there are some good ones.
2 years, 1 month ago on NFP Mock Draft - Version 7.0 | National Football Post
really interesting. The west is obviously a lot more intersesting. Denver is the team nobody wants in the west. I know defense wins and all that...post season......but memphis' loss of gay, while debatable, isnt the problem. The problem is the ellington and speights bench depth.....now gone. Denver has Karl, and he shoots for post season. I think denver wins even without home court. And I see spurs winning the west in the end. Clippers are the most overrated and i know thats a minority opinion, and god knows CP3 can carry a team all by himself --- but beware of the warriors playing over their head.....they got nothing to lose and are younger. Age is a factor for the Knicks in the east, where tired legs suggest they wont get out of the first round. Indiana is going to prove to be the only team the Heat fear....and they should. Brooklyn is the enigma. Id be more optimistic if Deron werent playing so flat out awful. Lopez is a force, and JJ is a playoff guy, who can really step up. But dang, Deron just hasnt been good and the team seems too much of a mess. I think they can beat atlanta though. I think Lopez and JJ and wallace will be too much. Otherwise, total agreement.....though I wouldnt be utterly shocked if the pacers surprised everyone to beat miami.
2 years, 1 month ago on NBA Playoff Primer
@TySun @4everis2long problem is, suns need everything. EVERYTHING. what dont they need? In a high lotto pick you draft BPA. Period. You dont reach for need. Mclemore is the only real two and twos are easier to come by than big men. If you dont like bennet (and read doug gillespie at CBS this morning on bennett) then Id say take cody or shabaaz...but mostly i would look for good big men. Gortat is all you have of any quality at all and he wants to leave.
2 years, 2 months ago on Boston Celtics 113, Phoenix Suns 88 -- Another blowout
with due respect., you DONT HAVE ANY GOOD YOUNG PLAYERS. Thats the problem,. Who is good?????????????????? The morris twins? No, thats why you got the extra one for a crappy second round pick. Marshall cant shoot, cant guard anyone. And people knew this when he entered the draft. Two drafts in a row were busts.You could have had any number of quality guys instead of marshall. Only Dragic is any good, really. He's a stud. build around him. But hire a real coach.......a guy who demands respect (because clearly hunter doesnt) and send off Gortat and his bitching and buy out the hopeless cancer that is Beasley. Id keep dragic and Tucker.....maybe trade dudely who is good, but is a better trade asset, and the rest can leave. Id re sign O neil actually. Then hope Anthony Bennet is still there when you pick.
two terrible drafts...........and idiotic free agent signings and trades. If you are too dumb to know beasley is a hopeless dead loss............and why adelman demanded he be sent away.........then you shouldnt be a GM. Only sacramento is worse. its pathetic.
@Jared Dubin thanks.
2 years, 2 months ago on Drive and Dish: Making a Mess of the West
denver isnt part of the west?
I really love Montgomery as an OLB in a 3-4. It would have to be the right three four.......but I really think he has gotten to be a bit undervalued . Between the two, give me Sam everytime.
2 years, 2 months ago on Compare & Contrast NFL Prospects - NFP Version 1.0 | National Football Post
Its bad bad timing for memphis. The owners handled it badly, alienated the team and coach. And got what in return? Gay, whatever his faults, broke down the defense off the dribble. Prince isnt what he was....its not 2006. Davis may or may not develop. But will he be a starter? Probably not. A nice role player though. But gay got that big contract for a reason. Over paid? Yes.....but he is still a big time player. The addiction to stats seems to not take into consideration all the things he does for an offense. But i think in the end, its a terrible amateur move by new owners and its also the unfortunate hollinger influence. You just lost the locker room in memphis. They wanted a chance to go forward with that core. What will the trade look like in three years? Id say toronto should be very happy. Now just unload bargs, and all is good.
2 years, 2 months ago on Diary of a Thrilled Raptors Fan
David West is, almost without question, the most underrated player in the league. There are others..........Gordan Hayward, Chuck Hays, Jason Maxiell............but really, West is just so good at everything he does.
As for sanders..........i loved this pick when it happened, but he was really playing bad for two years........and he still doesnt have great hands........but man, he is a force now........and its interesting to imagine him on a different (i.e. better) team. The bucks are just dysfunctional............and it often negatively impacts sanders game.
2 years, 3 months ago on The 2nd Annual HP Alternative All-Star Game: Eastern Conference
how many times does ryan have to fail?
2 years, 3 months ago on Report: Rob Ryan leaves St. Louis without contract offer | National Football Post
@UnkleDrew lol-. bleacher report. Well, I love this web site because the game is taken seriously. God knows if you go to a lot of places you get matt moore or ian thomsen.....just empty cliches which , in fact, are usually wrong. And i agree that with teams like OKC and the Spurs its really academic. Probably organizations like sacramento or Washington would benifit from more in depth number crunching. I wonder sometimes if the worst problem with the NBA isnt owners like the Maloofs were clearly very little effort is made to put together a coherent roster.
2 years, 4 months ago on Adventures In Lineup Misadventures: Scott Brooks
@UnkleDrew I never said they werent useful. But conclusions are drawn from them as if thats the ONLY analysis available. And actually, if we use KD, there would be a lot of fours who would wear him down. Hell, kevin love would actually. But Im sure its useful to play durant at the four some of the time. But over the entire season I dont think it makes any sense. I fully understand why Brooks wont do it. Or do it very little. OKC is winning games...rather easily, as it is. Its hard to argue with what brooks is doing. Do you want KD guarding Blake? Or guys like Reggie Evans? Of course not. So, nobody said numbers suck........but they are limited. They are not everything and it seems they are treated as holy writ.
interesting comments about Jason Thompson. And it raises the question of young players in crappy organizations (llok at Blatche and McGhee after they got out of washington). No doubt Tyreke and jason and even Jimmer would be helped by leaving the graveyard that is sacramento. The other point i liked is the mention of greg smith. The rockets have developed him.....the way indiana should develop miles plumlee, or the lakers sacre (ahahahahaha) or jeremy tyler in GS.....there are a lot of young big men, and it takes big men time. I can think of a number of guys...yancy gates, gary mcghee, who could be of service and more, be good, if a team was patient with them. Final thought............Utah............burks is, as you describe him, a poor shooter....but....but he is a much better over all player and a better defender than foye. Foye is horrid on defense. Just a liability and its frustrating to see how Corbin uses his rotations. I personally think corbin is a terrible coach and the wrong guy in utah. How can you justify gordan hayward getting few minutes than Randy Foye???? Because your high school level offense needs 3 pt shooters to bail you out. DeMarre Carrol is another kid getting more minutes than hayward or burks....well,. burks gets none. This makes almost zero sense. None. Why the sports journalists are so far giving corbin a pass i dont know (Bill Ingram isnt at least)........but he is not making creative use of a very talented roster.
2 years, 4 months ago on Schiller Filler: No Clever Tie-In, Everything Is Random
seriously..........Ive grown really frustrated with the new geek culture of hoop writer. STATS are not everything. OK?? YOu got that now? The thunder have been torching teams, just obliterating teams this season. I mean humiliating them. Best ive seen westbrook play and Im a big critic of RW. So........somewhere in Dublin's head Brooks isnt making the right call?? WHY? Because numbers on your computer screen say so? Look...........the best line ups often are best because they do things not on a stat sheet. Intimidate the opposition, wear them out, etc. Maybe brooks doesnt want to wear out Durant. Did that occur to you? OKC has been fortunate in terms of injury....and probably Brooks is very aware of that. KD doesnt need to guard the big 'fours' on other teams. Why wear him down, why get him banged up....why why why? OKC is far away the best team in the west. Memphis is next and Spurs after that. Maybe denver will put it together, but none of them look like they can beat OKC. Neither does miami, new york , brooklyn, chicago or the bucks or hawks.
cam or josh freeman?
2 years, 5 months ago on Start 'em, Sit 'em, Smash 'em | National Football Post
this is a serious question. Are there ANY players who get along with McHale?
2 years, 5 months ago on The Stakes For Kevin Martin
a great posting guys. Amazingly fun. Can i say just a couple things. Milwaukee.......Larry SAnders is going to eventually start on that team. He's actually a much better pro player than EU, or even Henson. The problem is larry's head.......but if that can be contained at all, he is, in fact, a force. Second.........Beasley blew up last night. Now....he's always a tease....and now he will drop off the map again. But lets say he doesnt............do you think Phoenix is then a playoff team? Dragic has looked great so far. I dont know. I think injuries catch up with older teams this year. Knicks, Lakers and Celtics. And Id say the most improved player is almost a lock...Enes Kanter. He came in shredded....and its been like watching a different guy. Hayward with him, and Marvin Williams. Utah could be sort of astoundingly good.
2 years, 6 months ago on The Hardwood Paroxysm 2012-2013 Season Preview Guide
I dont see why Cornell cant be a starting right tackle in the league. He has strength, strong hands....is smart. He just has sort of cloddy movement. But in the right system, he can a very effective run blocker and a good enough pass blocker I think. David Mims at KC is much the same I think.
2 years, 6 months ago on AFC North - Practice Squad Breakdown Part One | National Football Post
two guys..........Adrian Hamilton....ravens have him now, but Dallas had him on the practice squad i think, but I know he was camp and looked good pre season, but he's very raw, our of Praire View. But he has edge speed as a rusher. Also jack cornell..........who im told balitmore loves. Very big OT........out of illinois. I thought he and Cornick, who was in jets camp were both going to get called. Cornick was cut recently. Cornell I dont know. And OT DJ YOUng at cincy. He was a defensive tackle at michigan state (i think).....anyway, then as junior or something switched. He spent a year on the PS for arizona. But again, he's around 297.......so a bit light and that Im told was the problem in zona.
2 years, 6 months ago on AFC EAST Practice Squad Breakdown | National Football Post
Didnt the jet activate White? I remember Jackson out in calif. HE had an impressive combine as i recall, and i was surprised at the time he lasted until the 6th round ( i believe, or seventh) and i expect he will get brought up eventually. But he does have trouble keeping his weight up. He played six or seven pounds lighter as a senior.
Forston has problems with the mental part of the game. Thats the rap I heard.
I snatched powell. But noobody for arizona seems to do too much. Whats the outlook for Brandon Bolden?
2 years, 6 months ago on Week 7 fantasy waiver wire recommendations | National Football Post
Right now Id vote for the Bears front fout. Paea gets too little credit. He is so naturally strong that just pushes guys around, and makes the rest of that line look better. Melton has been terrific too. The whole group is just dominating the last three weeks.
2 years, 6 months ago on NFP Sunday Blitz | National Football Post
and Jesse Williams? Im curious if williams might not be a candidate for the five tech.
2 years, 6 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/The-Top-5-Defensive-Tackles-for-the-2013-NFL-Draft.html
@Maynard G Krebs thanks maynard.....(you must be my age judging from that moniker......:))..........thats interesting. I really liked Netter in college. As a draft junkie i actually watched him quite a bit. He works hard.....plays through the whistle...so i can see why harbaugh et al like him. .... Im curious when we get to KC how Mims is doing there. Still on the practive squad...second year. But man, that guy is a giant........huge upside. WIll be interested to hear the read oh him.
2 years, 6 months ago on NFC West Practice Squad Breakdown - Part 2 | National Football Post
I was shocked washington wasnt drafted higher. He was impressive, if raw, at Miami.
Person was a guy i had clocked.......but his problem is size. He's just too small for today's NFL: Netter i think has potential. This was an interesting read on him. He's a brawler in some ways, but i guess not strong enough.
Luck was sensational in this game. If anyone had any doubts about Luck, this should have erased them.
And seattle...........everyone gave pete carroll grief about picking bruce Irvin: I thought he was right, and boy, he WAS right. Irvin is brutal. And seattle , over all, is as good a defense as there is the NFL right now. Id rate SF second, and arizona third with Bears closing in on all of them. Chicago seems to be really beating people up........thats a strong group.
2 years, 6 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/NFL-Sunday-notes-Luck-Colts-stun-the-Packers.html