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    2019 Game Goat Thread: Wk. 9 at Ravens

    And in fact this is what we've consistently seen over the past twenty plus years in the NFL. There have been a lot of quarterbacks who ran a fair amount (K. Stewart, Vick, Robert Griffin, Kaep, Cam Newton, even Luck) and those players have tended to have injuries and reduced effectiveness as...
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    2019 Pre-Game Thread: Wk. 9 at Ravens

    One guy's username is a tribute to an obscure bareknuckle boxer, Ebeneezer "Wrong Way" Marciano, who had an amazing 4-90 record in the 1880s and 90s.
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    2019 NFL: Trade Deadline Thread

    I haven't watched Howard enough to know if he's the guy but I'd absolutely use the 2020 first on a high quality WR or TE. The Brady window is (finally) short enough that giving up assets to maximize the 2019-2020 at the expense of 2022 and later is sensible.
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    2019 Pats Defense: What Are We Witnessing?

    I did some quick math and they averaged 5.8 DBs, 3.5 linebacks (counting Winovich and Simon as LBs) and 1.7 DL per play. they were essentially in Dime all day. Giving up some running yards isn't the plan but it's not that bad.
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    2019 Pats: In-Season Roster & Injury Discussion

    I'm with you. I'm just not seeing the same game that other fans are seeing in the running game; I'm seeing Michel getting killed rather than Michel hesitate like most observors are seeing. If the OL doesn't get it's act together this could be a short postseason run no matter how good the D is.
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    2019 Pats: In-Season Roster & Injury Discussion

    I don't know I don't think he's hopeless (sometimes he does well, particularly when he's on the move). I don't know enough to know if its strength or technique or what on the blocks he is losing. I think he's good enough that someone picks him up so he doesn't make the practice squad but who...
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    2019 Pats: In-Season Roster & Injury Discussion

    Tomlinson looks like a pure blocking TE which Watson isn't at this end. It's a really need because Izzo has been getting shellacked on the edge (which has been a problem for the run game and Michel in particular)
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    He's Gone: Patriots Sans Antonio

    It's becoming increasingly clear that BB would have kept Brown (giving him all the first tem reps on Friday is a big clue, and most of the local reporters are suggesting it, and Brady and BB are being particularly surly about it). Does that change anyone's thinking? I guess I'd have been fine...
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    He's Gone: Patriots Sans Antonio

    Hernandez was kind of crazy when he was on the team--putting aside the string of murders, he was apparently a very difficult teammate, he threatened to fuck up wes welker, etc--and they kept him for years and resigned him. Crazy takes you a long way. Corey Dillon was crazy. Moss was crazy...
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    He's Gone: Patriots Sans Antonio

    Herandezsayswhat. EDIT: They don't need to learn anything from this. Depending on how the salary cap plays out they got one of the best players in football on a reasonable contract and all the guy had to do was just be a normal asshole--as opposed to a witness intimidating lawbreaking sexual...
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    He's Gone: Patriots Sans Antonio

    Didn't he have that odd contractual term saying he couldn't do anything post signing that puts the team, the organization, etc. in a bad light? I'd say threatening the artist qualifies.
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    2019 AB Watch: Legal & Exemption List Posts Only

    Your wish is BB's command. Released.
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    2019 AB Watch: Legal & Exemption List Posts Only

    Not that it matters (if you get assaulted or harassed by someone maybe you should be looking for money!) but I wouldn't be so sure that (2) isn't looking for money--she has a plaintiff's attorney, is contacting the media through her attorney, etc. To answer RedOctober there are a lot of reasons...
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    2019 AB Watch: Legal & Exemption List Posts Only

    Yes. The complaint actually says that he ejaculated on her without her knowledge when she was watching a church video which is illegal and immoral (and also totally gross) but not rape under most definitions (generally you need genital or anal contact of some kind). Also the use of force isn't...
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    Bill Simmons: Valuing Trades More Than Friendships

    One reviewer (maybe Steven Pinker?) said he relies on "straw we"--as in "why do we assume that some people are naturally great musicians when it actually takes a lot of practice" and most of us are like "nah, we think that every really good musicians practice a fuckton".