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  1. Rudy's Curve

    Tom Brady is retiring

    I don't know if SB losers get any special treatment, plus NFC teams play an extra road game.
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    2023 Bengals: Run it Back

    The Bengals have agreed to terms with Trevor Siemian. They made no secret in their desire to upgrade from Brandon Allen (who signed with the Niners today), never making an effort to bring him back while nearly signing Cooper Rush when free agency started. They won't win much without Burrow, but...
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    2023 Steelers: Watt Do Y'all Think?

    Yeesh, that's a terrible miss on my part especially since it wasn't even via tiebreaker. The extra game from then creates a little less of a jumble, but it is possible. The AFC won interconference play by seven games that year while also having by far the two worst teams in the league - there's...
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    2023 Steelers: Watt Do Y'all Think?

    A 10-win team hasn't even been the 7-seed yet three years into this. I think it would take a 2008 Pats kind of thing for one to miss the playoffs now.
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    2023 Steelers: Watt Do Y'all Think?

    For as stacked as people claimed the AFC was last year, the NFC won interconference play by two games. It's going to be very tough for a 10-win team to miss a seven-team playoff.
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    2023 Steelers: Watt Do Y'all Think?

    The Steelers always seem to play to their competition anyways, so any of these games could go either way. Unfortunately, it feels like they'll never be out of it as long as Tomlin is there. He's dragged the corpse of Ben and rookie Pickett to nine wins each of the last two years, and it's hard...
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    2023 Bengals: Run it Back

    As expected, Day 3 was an offense day. Fourth-rounder Charlie Jones is already 24, but he's athletic and was incredibly productive at Purdue last year while giving them depth everywhere at receiver along with potentially being the punt returner. He naturally slots in as Boyd's replacement next...
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    2023 NFL Draft Official Game Thread (This is the thread WITH SPOILERS)

    If you graduate high school at 17 and come out early, it's possible. Aaron Hernandez didn't turn 21 until November of his rookie year. Tyron Smith didn't until December. Tremaine Edmunds was somehow drafted at 19 - he must have skipped a year somewhere.
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    2023 Bengals: Run it Back

    It appears the Bengals have gone with the philosophy of pay your offense and draft your defense, as that now makes seven straight Day 1-2 picks on defense with the selections of Michigan CB DJ Turner and Alabama S Jordan Battle. Turner will compete for playing time this year and should be a...
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    2023 Bengals: Run it Back

    Yep. I'm fine with the whole package - their DL coach used to be at Clemson too (not with Murphy). As Toscano said, it creates some pretty exciting options in passing situations with Hendrickson and Murphy on the edges with some combo of Hubbard/Ossai/Cam Sample inside. While the production...
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    2023 QB Carousel

    He was hurt on the last drive of the regular season game against the Chiefs in '21, but he probably only came out since the only things required from that point were a kneel and a spike. He also sprained his MCL in the Super Bowl. Of course, these were behind horrific OLs with a pass-happy...
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    2023 Bengals: Run it Back

    Joe Goodberry is the most visible Bengals/Draft guy and wasn't a huge fan. Gridiron Grading (who are Bengals fans) didn't like it a ton either. Both seem to be underwhelmed by the production - I thought 18.5 sacks/36 TFL in three years at a P5 school would grade out pretty well, but it seems to...
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    2023 Bengals: Run it Back

    @SMU_Sox - thoughts on Murphy? Bengals Twitter was a little disappointed as it seems they generally would've preferred Nolan Smith. Murphy has a pretty good combo of age and athleticism, just not the production of high-end edge guys. One of the guys comped him to Carl Lawson (who was a pressure...
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    NFL: News and transactions

    Who knew Detroit was the gambling hub of the league? View: https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/1649434440450359301?s=20
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    2023 Draft Fits

    He and Willie made amends. Maybe a lot of college students are like that, but I'm not sure it's the best look for a projected first rounder to be name searching and sending unsolicited DMs to random people calling them a dickeater for simply having a football opinion. To each their own I suppose.
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    2023 Draft Fits

    I can't say I'm surprised either. He DMd a Bengals fan this for having the gall to say he's a RT:
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    NFL: News and transactions

    Well, no one's eligible for a new deal in their third year. If he takes another step though, he'll be right up there with the guys who got extended after their third years.
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    Logan Mankins, Bill Parcells, and Mike Vrabel named 2023 Patriots HOF Finalists

    Welker seems like a great candidate in my unqualified and worthless opinion, but he sat the fourth quarter because the Broncos were getting demolished.
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    2023 Bengals: Run it Back

    View: https://twitter.com/zimwhodey/status/1645094146795884547?s=20 Zim is a pretty polarizing figure on Bengals Twitter but he has relationships with players including Higgins, whom he's referring to as he now wears #5. I would imagine this has some merit.
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    2023 Bengals: Run it Back

    If I have any area of expertise, the draft certainly isn't it. Kancey or Robinson seem like the pipe dreams at 28. They'll definitely take at least one TE - Mayer is probably the favorite if he's there. Wright and Dawand Jones (only because they run so much gap, I know you're not a fan) for...