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    2020 NFL: Offseason News and Notes

    If we are talking about forcing change to encourage opportunities for more than the usual suspects, you have to break some eggs. Telling teams they have to pay a coaches minimum wage to ensure that all demographics have a similar shot at the coaching ranks would be low hanging fruit in my...
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    2020 NFL: Offseason News and Notes

    I'd say that good managers tend to hire the best person for the job, regardless of the various categories we might want to drop the candidate in. Speaking to the Pats here, it seems the biggest hurdle within the Pats organization is finding a person who eats, breathes, sleeps football with...
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    2020 NFL: Offseason News and Notes

    Doesn't that penalize teams that don't have positions available? Would anyone fault Kraft for not replacing BB over this many years? Between 2000 and 2016 there were 142 head coaches hired in the league. Oakland has rotated the HC position 9 times. Seams a serious disadvantage to teams that...
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    2020 NFL: Offseason News and Notes

    BB worked his way up from the bottom with (I think) Marchibroda. He started out breaking down film and driving him to work everyday, for essentially pennies. He seems to expect that from most of his staff. I'm not going to quibble with any of the others you have named, but Steve Belichick...
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    Need cheap webcams and lots of them

    Anyone trying to set up a replacement camera for a lackluster one (or for a device that doesn't have one built in), might consider using an android. I've not done it, but was searching for something similar recently. Smartphone Webcam on Windows
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    Ideal NFL Alignment

    If one takes rivalries into account, I'm not sure how Dallas is removed from the Redskins/Giants/Eagles. When the teams are all playing well, there is a fabulous amount of destruction in that division. That said, I can't improve on some of the other ideas... fun thread.
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    2020 Pats: 2020 Roster & Beyond (non-QB edition)

    I think the interesting thing about this point is that I've typically expected the QB to figure out where he wants receivers in the exception case, or when an audible is forced due to defensive look, etc. and then there's a period of time to get the receivers on the QBs page. In this case...
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    RD5 #13/#159: K Justin Rohrwasser, Marshall

    I wasn't intending to reduce criticism, I was only attempting to say that of the probably hundreds of outside data point sources that he does value, with the possible(?) exception of perhaps Lombardi or Weis (that he knows and has worked with), media pundits don't meet his standard of valuable...
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    RD5 #13/#159: K Justin Rohrwasser, Marshall

    Old enough to have been asked to eat from home for a day or two because of a food fight in the cafeteria. Apparently condiments are hard to clean off upper windows in a cafeteria, which I took the heat for after being identified as inciting said food fight. And I can tell you the conversation...
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    RD5 #13/#159: K Justin Rohrwasser, Marshall

    I didn't but it wouldn't surprise if he created a scouting report on the dog prior to bringing him home.
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    RD5 #13/#159: K Justin Rohrwasser, Marshall

    I forgot about Gramatica. I guess bringing in competition makes more sense for BB's patterns than not - even a desired kicker. Thanks for the example.
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    RD3 #37/#101: TE Dalton Keene, Virginia Tech

    Nice post, you've explained this well - much better than I've been able to... and with good examples as well.
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    RD5 #13/#159: K Justin Rohrwasser, Marshall

    Why would you expect a kicker battle? The Pats took him where they did (against most expectations apparently), so they believed he had something that the others did not, or even the parade of kickers from last year. Personally, I was intrigued by the Youtube trick shot artist from last year...
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    RD5 #13/#159: K Justin Rohrwasser, Marshall

    Just out of curiosity, doesn't the Patriots run of success over the last 20 years imply they are collectively doing something better than the rest of the league (in terms of playoff/championship results)? If BB listened to the pundits (like Borges?) and others, Brady was done 6-8 years ago...
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    RD5 #13/#159: K Justin Rohrwasser, Marshall

    Um, no. He's fresh out of college, wet behind the ears, and while I may not have much more knowledge than him, there's a desert behind mine. Relativity being what it is, he's just a kid. Also, raising the volume and spewing profanity doesn't make you sound wiser either. If you as a dope are...