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  1. Super Nomario

    2019 Patriots: Post-SB Roster Thread

    I've heard different things, but mostly positive. His NFL.com scouting profile was positive on that front and the NFL1000 folks liked his blocking his rookie year.
  2. Super Nomario

    2019 Patriots: Post-SB Roster Thread

    Makes sense. They needed an Allen replacement. Ryan Izzo might be that guy but he was a 7th rounder who missed all of his rookie year. Roberts provides competition.
  3. Super Nomario

    2019 NFL News & Transactions

    I don't know why you say this. Pioli was given the title Vice President of Player Personnel; Caserio is the Director of Player Personnel (a title Pioli held for only one season before being promoted to VP).
  4. Super Nomario

    2019 NY Jets: Why Are You Laughing at Us? (Jets Hire Adam Gase!)

    LaCanfora reported it as $1 MM per year, which is kind of a lot. I think these guys make in the $2-$3 MM range annually.
  5. Super Nomario

    2019 NY Jets: Why Are You Laughing at Us? (Jets Hire Adam Gase!)

    Joe Douglas is a really good hire. I have been doing a lot of research on front offices for ITP, and I was stunned at how much turnover there was in the Philly front office. There are not a lot of Reid holdovers. Douglas had to build that scouting team from the ground up. That's huge to me. I...
  6. Super Nomario

    2019 NFL News & Transactions

    Caserio and McDaniels were college teammates, so there's a natural pairing there if McD is the heir as assumed. OTOH, Jerry Schuplinski was a teammate too and he just jumped ship.
  7. Super Nomario

    2019 Patriots: Post-SB Roster Thread

    At the same time, they had options for keeping ASJ and they chose to release him instead. So I'd say it's less "the door is open" and more "the door isn't all the way shut."
  8. Super Nomario

    2018 Tom M-F&^%$ing Brady: Still Proving It

    My dude, I have some shocking news for you about what year it is presently ...
  9. Super Nomario

    Celebrating What Is

    Two things: 1) Passer rating is not really an individual statistic, either (nor is any passing stat). Rodgers isn't throwing to himself, nor blocking for himself. It is reflective of 10 other players on offense in addition to Rodgers. 2) To answer your (rhetorical?) question, we can also perhaps...
  10. Super Nomario

    Celebrating What Is

    Yeah, I remember looking at that game once and thinking it was pretty similar to the Super Bowl except the Pats' D stiffened up in the second half and Green Bay's didn't. Rodgers' playoff resume has a lot of bad luck / bad defense on it. I do think his regular season record is a little overrated.
  11. Super Nomario

    2019 Patriots: Post-SB Roster Thread

    Probably someone else who is not good.
  12. Super Nomario

    Celebrating What Is

    Let me preface this by saying I agree with the main thrust of your point, which is that the team success of the Patriots oversells the difference between Brady and Rodgers. By rings you'd think Brady was six times the QB A-a-ron is, but in reality he's no more than twice the QB. I don't really...
  13. Super Nomario

    2019 NY Jets: Why Are You Laughing at Us? (Jets Hire Adam Gase!)

    Belichick is de facto GM. Pioli/ Caserio have performed many GM duties, but the authority rests with Belichick.
  14. Super Nomario

    2019 NY Jets: Why Are You Laughing at Us? (Jets Hire Adam Gase!)

    This is not an either-or. You churn because you are unsuccessful, and churn almost always involved jettisoning useful pieces. I don't have strong opinions one way or the other about whether some of the HC / GM hires should have had a longer leash. But when I see five (or whatever)...
  15. Super Nomario

    Decisions to be made

    Maybe I am misinterpreting, but I read a "do or die" element to your framing, which changes it completely IMO. Can these guys catch 12-18 yard passes? Sure. Can they do it when the defense doesn't have to respect, say, an 8-yard pass? That's a lot trickier. A wheel route is a great example. A...
  16. Super Nomario

    Decisions to be made

    I think the "12-18" part of it skews it towards guys like Gronk and Moss who can win jump balls, especially where it's 4th down so teams don't have to play honest against the short routes that guys like Edelman and Brown could hit them with. 12-18 I want Gronk or Moss; 10-12 I want Edelman...
  17. Super Nomario

    Bill Belichick, Iowa State and the Future of Defensive Football

    Mark has written a lot of killer stuff through the years, but this one stands out as one of his best. I especially likes where the highlights Chung as the crux of the scheme and where he notes that this scheme de-emphasizes edge rush. I also think a 3-3-5 makes some of the recent signings make...
  18. Super Nomario

    Celebrating What Is

    Any given Sunday and all that. Three years later, a 9-7 Giants team with a negative point differential beat the Patriots in the Super Bowl. Make the dance, sometimes you get hot / lucky at the right time. EDIT: on closer inspection, the whole NFC was trash that year. The best team was probably...
  19. Super Nomario

    Celebrating What Is

    It was a weird game, but that Cardinals team really had no business in the Super Bowl. They went 9-7. The loss to the Pats was one of three defeats by 20+ points during a 2-4 closing skid.
  20. Super Nomario

    More Impressive Stretch During Brady/BB Era?

    I thought this too, but when I looked for data to prove this point, I'm not sure the facts back this up. Pittsburgh and Baltimore are similar between the two decades. Denver with Peyton was probably the equivalent of the better Colts teams in the 2000s. The Chargers were better in 2000s than the...