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    NE UDFA aka Annual Adam Vinatieri Award Thread

    Watching the J'Mar Smith sizzle reel, I was really impressed by the muscle and push of his huge WR Malik Stanley. I can't find any references to him being drafted or UDFA'd though. He had a handful of pre-draft interviews, but no bites at the apple? Pretty surprising. I'd at least consider him...
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    2020 TB12: The Decision 2020

    If he's going to WWE, he'll have that muscle back, PED'd to the gills, with the part-timer exemption from PED testing. As for TB in TB, that was my bet back when the season ended. It seemed just silly enough, like Montana to the Chiefs or Namath on the Rams.
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    2020 NFL: Offseason News and Notes

    Former all-world, now merely good, CB Josh Norman joins the Bills on a 1-year make-good ($6M, up to $8M in incentives).
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    Will He Still Hate Me? The XFL Game Thread

    Not the intended use for the rule, but yes, two forward passes on the same play are legal, so long as the first pass is completed behind the line of scrimmage, and the second is also thrown from behind the line of scrimmage. Conceptually, it's very difficult to defend, but also difficult to...
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    Just in Case: Let’s Get Nostalgic About the Last 20 Years

    It's gotta be 2001. Besides the Big 3 Celtics, I'd grown up a fan of three Boston teams that ebbed and flowed. There were great seasons (86 Sox/Pats, 90 Sox/Bs), and great stars (Tippett and Bledsoe, Clemens and Mo Vaughn and Pedro and NOMAAAAH, Bourque and Neely), but so many playoff failures...
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    2020 TB12: The Decision 2020

    I think he's headed for one of those Favre-on-the-Jets years, with occasional flashes of brilliance, but a failure in the end. Where? DEN has the pedigree. TB has the receivers. LAC has the West Coast. We're also about to have a glut of aging and/or busted starters on the market simultaneously...
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    2019 Game Goat Thread: Wk. 13 at Texans

    The strength of the Pats' defense is their secondary though, not their pass rush. Von Miller was otherworldly that year, demanding constant double teams, saving his best game for SB50. Could Hightower, Collins or KVN do the same this year? Not against a top flight team, it appears.
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    XFL: Round 2?

    I would assume the QBs are considered a higher salaried player, and could be a little more demanding of where they play.
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    2019 Game Ball Thread: Wk. 5 at Washington

    KVN was also obviously held at the point of attack as well, but no call.
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    2019 Game Ball Thread: Wk. 4 at Bills

    I was shocked to not see Meyers in the slot yesterday. He looked very good there in the preseason, better than outside. Maybe with Washington coming to town this week, they'll rest Edelman and give Meyers time.
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    [LOCKED] 2019 AB Watch: Non-legal Views Only

    Sure, 4M of bonus, and some portion of the 5.5M in achievable bonuses. Neither of these is the 20M figure that seems so scary. One way or the other, we'll be paying AB next year, even if he's elsewhere.
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    [LOCKED] 2019 AB Watch: Non-legal Views Only

    There's zero chance Brown plays for a guaranteed $20M next year. It's a team option. If he works out, they'll tear up the contract and go with a 2-3 year deal, good money upfront, bonus spread out once again.
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    2019 Pats: In-Season Roster & Injury Discussion

    As far as roster crunches go, they handled this one pretty much perfectly. With the exception of JE11, this team is built around big possession receivers that can block in the running game. DT will fit that mold perfectly, even if he's lost a step. Let Harry get healthy, help to eliminate the...
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    Officiating and Replay Crisis

    I really wouldn't agree with that. Offensive holding penalties essentially aren't called during the Super Bowl. The NBA's star system calls amps up during all of the playoffs.
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    2019 NFL: News & Transactions

    Apparently, sitting out a year is becoming the hot new negotiating tactic. Or something. "Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith announced on social media that he will not play football in 2019 but left open the...
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    2019 NFL Draft Rounds 4-7 Game Thread - Spoilers Welcome

    In the "dual threat" category, right behind Kyler Murray. Same year, they were ranking Josh Rosen the #2 pocket passer, and #8 was Sam Darnold.
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    Jarrett Stidham Rd4 Pick 133

    The zip and accuracy on the short passes in that profile looked, dare I say it, Brady-esque. That's only one important part of Brady's game, but it's a key. Good stuff!
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    2019 Patriots: Post-SB Roster Thread

    Not to get all negative Nancy, but IMHO, the key to the success of the running game in 2018 was having two of the best blocking TEs in the league out there doing the job. The Pats ran far more out of 22 than they passed, and even with teams knowing this, they still couldn't beat them. Now one of...
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    Romo Replacing Simms in CBS Booth: Praise All Gods!!!

    During Rams/Saints, with the Rams deep in Saints territory in a close game, Aikman had the brilliant observation "The Rams are gonna come away with points here, if they can score a touchdown or a field goal." JFC, man.
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    2019 Coaching Carousel "Lewis lobbied Monday for the Bengals to interview Jackson for the head-coaching job. "I think he's more than qualified," Lewis said at the news conference. "I think he's been in a couple of difficult...