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Re: NFL Thread

Posted: August 4, 2022, 12:28 pm
by Botman
Northern Raider wrote: August 4, 2022, 7:07 am Interesting question raised about the Dolphins penalty for tampering. How does Brady and his agent escape penalty too? These talks were a two way street.
Apparently the onus is purely on the clubs... there is sort of tacit acceptance that players and agents will do what is in their best interests and it's up to the clubs to shut it down and say "No, this is tampering, we cant have this talk"

i mean it's all a bit eye rolling anyways, tampering in the NFL is absolutely rife :lol:
But i think you're right about the old Al Capone trial analogy

Re: NFL Thread

Posted: August 6, 2022, 2:58 pm
by Matt
The Steelers listed QB Mitch Trubisky as the starter on their initial depth chart. :roflmao :roflmao :roflmao :roflmao :roflmao :roflmao :roflmao :roflmao :roflmao :roflmao :roflmao

Steelers’ QB Mason Rudolph is listed as the backup and rookie QB Kenny Pickett is third string.

Re: NFL Thread

Posted: August 6, 2022, 3:05 pm
by Northern Raider
Matt wrote: August 6, 2022, 2:58 pm The Steelers listed QB Mitch Trubisky as the starter on their initial depth chart. :roflmao :roflmao :roflmao :roflmao :roflmao :roflmao :roflmao :roflmao :roflmao :roflmao :roflmao

Steelers’ QB Mason Rudolph is listed as the backup and rookie QB Kenny Pickett is third string.
Probably about right. They drafted a guy in the 1st round whose tape suggests he's not as good as the other two QBs on their roster.

Re: NFL Thread

Posted: August 8, 2022, 7:46 pm
by Botman
Firmly in the "its just training camp" but AJ Brown is apparently lighting up camp, and Jordan Davis has a rep on twitter where he's just walking our 2nd round centre back with ease... which could be viewed in one of two ways, and i side firmly on "Cam Jurgens is good and holy ****, Jordan Davis is a monster" but homers gotta homer.

Re: NFL Thread

Posted: August 12, 2022, 9:50 pm
by Matt
Ravens unbeaten preseason streak continues. Haven't lost since 2015. 21 straight games

Re: NFL Thread

Posted: August 13, 2022, 9:43 am
by Botman
Matt wrote: August 12, 2022, 9:50 pm Ravens unbeaten preseason streak continues. Haven't lost since 2015. 21 straight games
And 19-1-1 against the spread! :lol:
Outrageous streak

Re: NFL Thread

Posted: August 15, 2022, 10:22 am
by Botman
Really happy with the Eagles first pre season game
The thing to look for imo is do the rookies look the part and on that front:

- Cam Jurgens had i think one bad rep where he got over powered in a bull rush, but he carved out a huge hole on the goal line to help punch in a TD, and when he pulls and is in space, its really easy to see the Kelce comps. There was a a screen pass to Sanders in the opening series and it was like watching Kelce... Fluidly got up to the 2nd level, picked up a body and blacked him back into the goal line

- Jordan Davis is going to be a problem. Not sure how many snaps he'll get because his motor. But you're not running on him and he showed in the first pre season game that he's capable of impacting the passing game.

- It was said Nakobe Dean had some injury that might rule him out for his first season which is why he fell. No signs of that in game 1. He was flying around, and making plays. Excited to have him and Kyzir White finally put some NFL talent in the Eagles LB room.

Re: NFL Thread

Posted: August 16, 2022, 11:37 am
by Northern Raider
Botman wrote: August 15, 2022, 10:22 am Really happy with the Eagles first pre season game
The thing to look for imo is do the rookies look the part and on that front:

- Cam Jurgens had i think one bad rep where he got over powered in a bull rush, but he carved out a huge hole on the goal line to help punch in a TD, and when he pulls and is in space, its really easy to see the Kelce comps. There was a a screen pass to Sanders in the opening series and it was like watching Kelce... Fluidly got up to the 2nd level, picked up a body and blacked him back into the goal line

- Jordan Davis is going to be a problem. Not sure how many snaps he'll get because his motor. But you're not running on him and he showed in the first pre season game that he's capable of impacting the passing game.

- It was said Nakobe Dean had some injury that might rule him out for his first season which is why he fell. No signs of that in game 1. He was flying around, and making plays. Excited to have him and Kyzir White finally put some NFL talent in the Eagles LB room.
I was big on Jurgens heading into the draft and thought he'd be great for Dolphins at the back end of the 3rd. Mid 2nd round was higher than expected although it seems like "positional value" for centres is going up lately. Reckon Creed Humphrey had some influence there. I always thought Centres were undervalued at draft time so the market could be correcting itself.

Overall I thought the Eagles nailed the draft this year. On top of some good veteran acquisitions I'd call them locks for NFC East and will be a genuine threat in playoffs too. A lot will ride on Hurts becoming a consistent NFL calibre QB. He doesn't need to be another Pat Mahomes as most of the other pieces are in place. Overall a well balanced roster.

Re: NFL Thread

Posted: August 16, 2022, 2:30 pm
by Matt
Botman wrote: August 13, 2022, 9:43 am
Matt wrote: August 12, 2022, 9:50 pm Ravens unbeaten preseason streak continues. Haven't lost since 2015. 21 straight games
And 19-1-1 against the spread! :lol:
Outrageous streak
:lol:

Re: NFL Thread

Posted: August 16, 2022, 6:18 pm
by Matt
What I know about the Cowboys game...
17 penalties for 129yds... ooph! Horrible.

We had possibly 4 starters on offence, but they played between a quarter and a half of footy. 3 were offensive line.

Smith pancakes people! Had a few. However, he got 2 holds (1 was 100% BS - think The Blindside, flagged for "excessive blocking") and contributed to a sack.

Turpin and Housten are turning heads. They look like making the roster.

Tolbert was better at the combined training than the game apparently.

Running game went at 5 a carry. Pretty good with a no name OL and no name RBs.


We had 2 or 3 possible starters on D... the rookies.

Williams got a dodgey roughing the passer call.

Joseph got beat... a lot apparently. In danger of being cut too.

Run D conceded 32yds. They gave up 200+ to Denver last yr. Yes, reserves vs NFL, but still.

Re: NFL Thread

Posted: August 16, 2022, 8:41 pm
by Botman
It's always the bad raiders seasons that have me itching for NFL more
Doing a ton of fantasy drafts at the moment and I am at a fever pitch for NFL season.

Re: NFL Thread

Posted: August 19, 2022, 8:46 am
by Northern Raider
Desahun Watson cops 11 match suspension and $5m fine from the NFL. Not quite a full season yet enough to railroad the Browns for 2022. Whether ironic or planned, his first eligible game is against the Texans. S
Maybe intended as some kind of punishment for his former team.

$5m fine also overcomes the contract shenanigans where Browns were paying him minimal base salary for 2022 due to his likely suspension. Won't affect Browns cap figure this year but hurts the hip pocket of Watson.

Re: NFL Thread

Posted: August 19, 2022, 8:51 am
by Matt
Northern Raider wrote: August 19, 2022, 8:46 am Desahun Watson cops 11 match suspension and $5m fine from the NFL. Not quite a full season yet enough to railroad the Browns for 2022. Whether ironic or planned, his first eligible game is against the Texans. S
Maybe intended as some kind of punishment for his former team.

$5m fine also overcomes the contract shenanigans where Browns were paying him minimal base salary for 2022 due to his likely suspension. Won't affect Browns cap figure this year but hurts the hip pocket of Watson.
Just saw this.
Its a mess TBH, but at least the Browns being bad will bring back the status quo

Re: NFL Thread

Posted: August 19, 2022, 9:29 am
by President Clinton
Jimmy G going to end up at the Browns for the season?

Re: NFL Thread

Posted: August 19, 2022, 9:50 am
by Northern Raider
President Clinton wrote: August 19, 2022, 9:29 am Jimmy G going to end up at the Browns for the season?
After the assets the Browns gave up for Watson I doubt they will offload any more for a stop gap measure to fill in 11 games. Likely going to wash the 2022 season and play the long game. If they do trade it will be for a better quality backup to fill the gap. Jacoby Brissett sure isn't one. Don't know why they didn't throw some decent coin at Teddy B when he was a FA knowing this situation was coming. They kept enough cap space to do it. Dolphins got him for 1 yr at $6.5m. I'm sure they could have trumped that.

Re: NFL Thread

Posted: August 19, 2022, 10:33 am
by Botman
Yeah i dont think they'll go down the Jimmy G route
He's just good enough that if they're 8-3, it could be a messy situation... where as Brissett is a career back up and no one will even think about a QB controversy if he performs well

Think they'll take their medicine, try have a very quiet everyone STFU season and come back next year ready to chase a title

Re: NFL Thread

Posted: August 19, 2022, 4:48 pm
by Northern Raider
Fantasy leagues. I haven't played in years and would like to get back into it. Any suggestions?

Re: NFL Thread

Posted: August 19, 2022, 8:18 pm
by Botman
Northern Raider wrote: August 19, 2022, 4:48 pm Fantasy leagues. I haven't played in years and would like to get back into it. Any suggestions?
I love them... re-draft, dynasty, empire, IDP, SuperFlex, vampire, guilotine, best ball, TE premium, auction... there is no league type that im not in :lol:
I reckon if you want to dip the toes back in, start with some best ball leagues

Best Ball is a newish format where it's really just drafting... the site automatically sets your optimal line up and most points in the season win. There are sites running a lot of best ball leagues right now, $10-20 buy in, winner takes all, but because of the format it requires absolutely no in season management. It's just draft your team and see how you go

if you're wanting to week to week experience, i'd suggest just jumping into a random ESPN league, you can rip into a draft and manage the team, see how you go, see if you enjoy that. It's probably the best platform to just join a random group and play some fantasy

Re: NFL Thread

Posted: August 19, 2022, 8:45 pm
by Northern Raider
Thnx. Based on that I'll give the ESPN one a go. Not interested in a set and forget format. Hardly worth playing.