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  1. Toe Nash

    2019 AB Watch: Non-legal Views Only

    I've only been half paying attention to the whole saga but I don't blame anyone for acting crazy and forcing their way out if they realized they had to work for Jon Gruden (and by extension, an organization that decided to give him a 10 year $100m contract). Like, we all know he's a dunce.
  2. Toe Nash

    Kemba Walker to Boston

    There were only 21 players in the whole "study" and for some reason he only picked players whose careers ended between 2005 and 2010. I suspect Gary Payton's inclusion in this group skewed the minimal results here since he was by far the best player included and he was over 6'1'". This tells us...
  3. Toe Nash

    Offseason Thread - Betty when you call me, you can call me Al

    I agree with this. I have no interest in Rozier limiting anything they can do, so they should let him walk. I'd like to keep Brown but if an asset with a higher ceiling is available for him and the 14, definitely do that. The future depends on Tatum, GH's recovery, figuring out how the rest of...
  4. Toe Nash

    72 Suburbs in Search of a City: Anthony Davis to Los Angeles Lakers

    I'm optimistic. I think Tatum at least is still going to be an All-Star. Things can change quickly and you see who else comes available in the next year while giving the young guys a real chance to shine and blossom with a coach playing to their strengths and best development instead of trying...
  5. Toe Nash

    The 2nd Season - 2019 Playoff Thread

    Or if they would have made a few more of their open looks in the 4th of that game. They must have missed like 8 wide open 3s in the last 6 minutes and they only lost by 5.
  6. Toe Nash

    The 2nd Season - 2019 Playoff Thread

    I know Steph is great and yeah I'd take him over Lowry of course, but Lowry was really impressive on both ends for the last four games. He made lots of clutch plays when it looked like they were falling out of the game. I feel like he was better than his stat sheet showed (and that wasn't half...
  7. Toe Nash

    Byerie Irving? Do you want Kyrie back?

    I did say it was emotional. I posted analysis upthread where the game was still within reach and to my eyes plenty of other players were still competing. I think my post was pretty reasonable but YMMV.
  8. Toe Nash

    Byerie Irving? Do you want Kyrie back?

    I know he's a top 25 player and I know you need them to win championships and I know that it sucks and is a bad idea to lose those kinds of players for no compensation. I also know that he was a solid help this year, on this team, whatever the chemistry issues were. But I can't get past his...
  9. Toe Nash

    2019 Off season -- Add a superstar, or subtract one?

    I completely disagree with this. I don't know if it's the best path for the team to follow but watching the young guys (plus some NEW young guys) develop will absolutely be fun, so long as they play like a team.
  10. Toe Nash

    Byerie Irving? Do you want Kyrie back?

    I'm not sure if it's "quitting" or just horrible decision-making but @BrianTRobb on twitter has been posting clips of Kyrie on D in games 4 and 5 and they're pretty awful: You can read more if you subscribe to Boston Sports Journal but I'll post a couple tweets: It seemed like they totally...
  11. Toe Nash

    Byerie Irving? Do you want Kyrie back?

    Rebuilding seems like a strong word. They only have Horford for one and Hayward for two more seasons. A lot of course depends on who is available as a FA or in trade and whether they'd come here, but it doesn't seem unreasonable to think that 2019-20 is a rebuilding year but by 20-21 they could...
  12. Toe Nash

    Byerie Irving? Do you want Kyrie back?

    You mean last year's team which way outperformed expectations in the playoffs when...Kyrie was hurt? I really think the health question is a legitimate, non-emotional reason to think maybe they could be a better team without Kyrie. Even if he's great then what do you do when he misses another...
  13. Toe Nash

    Byerie Irving? Do you want Kyrie back?

    I mostly agree with the sentiment of the last page or so, but I'd like to remind everyone that Tatum just barely turned 21 and Brown is 22 and a half. I was hoping they would take another step or leap forward this year, but that doesn't mean it won't happen (and if there were locker room issues...
  14. Toe Nash

    MLB/MLBPA discussing '19/'20 rule changes: Universal DH/no sept callups/3 batter rule

    Agreed. In such cases I would think teams might feign injury to get a change, and how do you regulate that? Make the pitcher miss the next game when they weren't going to pitch anyway? Make them go on the DL, even though guys leave games with minor injuries and turn out to be fine all the time...
  15. Toe Nash

    SB53: Pats vs. Rams Buildup

    Offensive line won't give away the cadence this time, I'd have to think (neutral field will help)...Miller was in the backfield at the snap on many plays in that game. But the "key to the game" is definitely the offensive line vs. Suh / Donald / etc. The line has been playing as well as I've...
  16. Toe Nash

    The Final Day Of The 2011 Season

    I was at that game in Baltimore. It was not fun. Similar to Buckner getting the blame instead of Schiraldi / Stanley, I would blame Papelbon more than Crawford. But...they both sucked.
  17. Toe Nash

    Price is right

    Whether or not it's a good pitch on its own, he had already gone to it a few times. He got Gonzalez to foul off a similar pitch in the 2nd, and he struck out Gurriel in the 1st with a 92 MPH fastball up and in (tailing back over the plate). I remember thinking the pitch to Gurriel was nasty...
  18. Toe Nash

    The Bill Belichick Coaching Tree

    Could have said the same about Alex Cora.
  19. Toe Nash

    The Bill Belichick Coaching Tree

    Someone to keep an eye on re: this topic is Mike Vrabel, who is now the coach of the Titans and has a fairly solid team. Would he be considered part of the Belichick tree? I suppose since he also coached under O'Brien, even if you ignore his time as a player under BB.
  20. Toe Nash

    The Bill Belichick Coaching Tree

    Patricia seems to be picking up where he left off. Time will tell of course and Stafford not being able to recognize a zone defense is going to hurt any team. But as been noted time and time again, the Pats D was never very impressive under Patricia and their low points allowed was almost...