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I would not at all be opposed to Bill using his favored "special assistant so his old team pays him" pickup on him to work with the QBs, I thought he did well as OC last year, and as QB coach before that. Wentz and Brissett in particular had good years under him.
Aren't the Colts paying him whatever was in his contract either way? It's not like he's passing through Coaches waivers.
 

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Aren't the Colts paying him whatever was in his contract either way? It's not like he's passing through Coaches waivers.
There is offset language, so if a HC or OC is fired and gets a new HC/OC job the new salary offsets the old. Bill has used a trick of not naming guys as OC so that they don't offset and the guy gets more money while the Pats pay less.
 

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So the Vikings gave up the equivalent of a 3rd round pick for Hockensen? Seems like a pretty good deal for them
 

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Thanks. It seems like the kind of thing the league would want more of. Hot Stoves in the other major sports are huge money makers.
Being able to dump players for nothing when they get hurt playing a sport designed to destroy your body is worth a lot more.
 

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Being able to dump players for nothing when they get hurt playing a sport designed to destroy your body is worth a lot more.
Venturing off topic here, but do you think the NFLPA would agree to a lower team salary cap in exchange for guaranteed contracts?
 

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Venturing off topic here, but do you think the NFLPA would agree to a lower team salary cap in exchange for guaranteed contracts?
The obvious question would be "how much lower", but at a certain point you'd think so.

My sense is imposing guaranteed contracts is more meaningful for fungible lower-level guys than for established stars who have enough market clout to get some guarantees. And the low-level guys certainly outnumber the established stars when it comes to a union vote, if those cats can be herded.
 

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The obvious question would be "how much lower", but at a certain point you'd think so.

My sense is imposing guaranteed contracts is more meaningful for fungible lower-level guys than for established stars who have enough market clout to get some guarantees. And the low-level guys certainly outnumber the established stars when it comes to a union vote, if those cats can be herded.
The “I’m just a temporary embarrassed billionaire so I’ll vote to keep their taxes low for when I’m rich” is even more pronounced in a league where a lot of the guys most definitely think they are superstar material any day now. A lot think they’ll soon have that big guaranteed signing bonus themselves so why should they restrict it?
 

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So if it’s the Baltimore 2nd from the Smith trade going out, Chicago essentially traded 8 games of Roquan for a season and a half of Claypool. Not awful considering their #2 and #3 by receiving yards are E. St. Brown and Cole Kmet.
 

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So if it’s the Baltimore 2nd from the Smith trade going out, Chicago essentially traded 8 games of Roquan for a season and a half of Claypool. Not awful considering their #2 and #3 by receiving yards are E. St. Brown and Cole Kmet.
It's the extra season that makes it worth it for Chicago, which has significant cap space for additions next season
 

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I think getting a second for Claypool, especially sending him to a team that is not going anywhere this year, is highway robbery. He’s a decent player and I understand the desire to help Fields’ development this year with another legitimate NFL caliber target given the dearth of them on their roster, but that’s a pretty big overpay for a player that should be their 3rd best target next year.

Edit: apparently it’s the bears 2 not the ravens - I’d be pretty upset if I were a Chicago fan.
 

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Breer says it’s the Raven’s 2nd rounder.


Still an overpay when your line is a wreck.
 

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I think getting a second for Claypool, especially sending him to a team that is not going anywhere this year, is highway robbery. He’s a decent player and I understand the desire to help Fields’ development this year with another legitimate NFL caliber target given the dearth of them on their roster, but that’s a pretty big overpay for a player that should be their 3rd best target next year.

Edit: apparently it’s the bears 2 not the ravens - I’d be pretty upset if I were a Chicago fan.
yeah a high #2 in a draft loaded with good skill position players, esp WR. Virtual guarantee that there is a better WR available at that pick than what Claypool offers.
 

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I mean the Bears did nothing, absolutely nothing, in the offseason to address their lack of skill players on offense and now they send a top-40 pick for Claypool? What a clownshop.
 

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yeah a high #2 in a draft loaded with good skill position players, esp WR. Virtual guarantee that there is a better WR available at that pick than what Claypool offers.
I mean the Bears did nothing, absolutely nothing, in the offseason to address their lack of skill players on offense and now they send a top-40 pick for Claypool? What a clownshop.
You folks saw the Breer tweet, right?

edit: So, Schefter says it's the Bears Pick; Breer says it's the Ravens pick ... more to come
 

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Chase Edmonds? Why?
Chase Edmonds has been absolutely terrible. Like one of the worst RBs in the league. Nuts that Denver even took him.

This tells me Miami is making a move for a RB as well. Hunt or Akers would be a fit.
 

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Man, Miami is doing some WORK. Wilson is a good player, and so is Chubb. And they were dealing from major draft excess.

This is NOT what I was hoping would happen, as I detest the Dolphins. But credit where credit is due.
 

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Chase Edmonds has been absolutely terrible. Like one of the worst RBs in the league. Nuts that Denver even took him.

This tells me Miami is making a move for a RB as well. Hunt or Akers would be a fit.
Wow Hill and Hunt. Killer 1-2 combo Did they play together in KC?
 

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I believe the Eagles were going to send a 2nd to Atlanta for Ridley but then Atlanta called a time out when they got wind of the potential suspension. Of course they ended up trading a 1st for AJ Brown on draft day instead.
 
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Good moves by Miami. Their hopes still come down to Tua and his issues, but they strengthened their team without selling the farm. Maybe they can pee in KC or Buffalo’s lemonade in the playoffs.
 

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If the Bears don’t plan to keep Montgomery after this year, why aren’t they trading him to the Rams or another team that was looking at Hunt? They have a perfectly capable/cheaper solution in house.