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leafman101

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Former league executive Mike Lombardi expressed a similar sentiment on his GM Shuffle Podcast when discussing the Jets' GM opening.
"Everybody tells me it’s Joe Douglas," Lombardi said. "I mean, look, Joe Douglas — he’s going to have options. Well, Joe Douglas wants to leave Philly. I don’t think Joe Douglas is really that comfortable in Philadelphia in this current setup. The Eagles are going really extensively — they hired [vice president of football operations] Andrew Berry. They’re going to go really with the analytics."
https://973espn.com/eagles-tilt-toward-analytics-could-cost-them-joe-douglas/

Don't like that.
 

Montana

Champion
Former All-Pro Center Ryan Kalil is a New York Jet.....talked out of retiriment by Joe Douglas over the last 7 weeks, he agreed to come back and be our starter. Signed for one year at $8.4m



Huge, huge upgrade for us.
 

leafman101

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massive. Season could have been completely blown just by not having a center. Not sure what Mac was thinking there this offseason.
 

Montana

Champion
Douglas scooped up OL Alex Lewis from the Ravens for a conditional 7th.....started 10 games for them last year at LG. Can play everywhere but C, across the line.

Very solid depth piece for the line.....former 4th rounder, still only 27. Real nice pickup.
 

MindzEye

Wayward Ditch Pig
https://sports.theonion.com/nflpa-warns-holdouts-they-need-to-consider-the-risk-tha-1837101486?utm_medium=SocialMarketing&utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SF&utm_content=Main

WASHINGTON—Reminding players that failing to report to training camp was a high-risk move with no guarantee of success, the National Football League Players Association released a statement Friday warning holdouts that they might end up having to sign with the New York Jets. “We understand you want a better contract, but you have to weigh that desire against the very real chance you will eventually be forced to sign with the Jets,” said NFLPA president Eric Winston, reminding players to consider those worst-case scenarios when leveraging potential suitors against their current teams. “Obviously, we support our players getting the money they deserve, but before you sit out week 1, just imagine having to see your family in Jets gear. Remember, this is still a negotiation and you shouldn’t overplay your hand. It’s our job to look out for your best interests and to let you know that you’re in danger of spending the prime of your career going 4-12 for an unforgiving fanbase.”
 

leaffan2005

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So apparently AB has gone AWOL and can not be found/contacted by the Raiders.

Going to be a hell of a Hard Knocks episode next week.
 

CH1

The Artist Formerly Known as chiggins.
Finding an elite WR who isn't cuckoo in the coconut is difficult. Vikes are blessed with Diggs and Thielen.
 

blkngldbabe

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There’s diva but I truly think AB is suffering from a serious mental health break. That or that last hit from burfjct scrambled his egg and CTE is already digging in.
 

Habsy

Wrong Thinker Extraordinaire
You have to remember that many of these elite athletes have been treated like God's gift to sports for much of their teen and adult lives. Narcissism festers and grows to the point of WTF.

They need better guidance and unfortunately the wolves (agents) only see them as dollar signs for the most part.
 

axlsalinger

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INDIANAPOLIS -- In a shocking development, quarterback Andrew Luck has informed the Indianapolis Colts that he plans to retire from the NFL, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Saturday.

Luck, who turns 30 on Sept. 12, already has met with Colts owner Jim Irsay to tell him of the decision, the source said.

There will be a news conference Sunday to make it official, but Luck is mentally worn down, and now checking out, the source told Schefter.

The Colts played their third preseason game Saturday night in Indianapolis against the Chicago Bears. Luck already had been ruled out of the game due to an ankle injury, but was seen on the sideline, laughing and conversing with teammates.
 

blkngldbabe

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What the actual feck is up with that?! A week before the regular season starts. I can’t imagine how bad his head has to be to do that to the team. I feel bad for him if he’s having it that bad.
 

uncus

Active member
Why even bother with the drama ...... everyone knows that Kansas or Cleveland are going to win the SB this season.

Where is your money ...... come on .....
 

Montana

Champion
Very hyped to land Vedvik, think he could be a long term solution at K (if not K & P), so long as the Vikings era wasn't more than just a blip.

He was 11/12 on FG for Ravens, longs of 56, 55, 48.....11/11 on XP.....huge gross average on punts as well.

Had wanted to trade for him, so love the pickup....John Franklin-Myers is intriguing too, was a valuable contributor on the Rams his rookie year, and could be a sneaky good pickup.


Jachai Polite cut is wild.....classic example of how important the interviews are and what we can't see on tape. All the talent in the world, but still never cleaned his act up after getting drafted. Macc taking him over Winovich is gonna be a huge whiff.
 

CH1

The Artist Formerly Known as chiggins.
Very hyped to land Vedvik, think he could be a long term solution at K (if not K & P), so long as the Vikings era wasn't more than just a blip.

He was 11/12 on FG for Ravens, longs of 56, 55, 48.....11/11 on XP.....huge gross average on punts as well.
The Vikings are hopeless at developing young kickers. They lack patience and expect immediate and clear results at a position where it's hard to forecast future performance. (the data shows much randomness )

Last season, they invested a 5th rounder on Daniel Carlson. He struggled in the pre-season, then missed 3 FG in a regular season game and was cut. He was picked up by the Raiders and was almost perfect (made 16 of 17 FGA)

This year they traded a 5th rounder for Vedvik. IMO, they put too much pressure on him by trying him out immediately as both K and P. He sucked at both. No surprise because kicking and punting involve two different motions. Maybe in time, Vedvik will thrive at both, but the compressed pre-season was not the time. His FGs were inaccurate and he routinely outkicked his punt coverage.
 

MyNameIsJonas

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Miami hit a massive home run on the Tunsil deal and finally seem to get that 7-9 is a terrible place to be. Poised to have 4 firsts, 4 seconds and 4 thirds over next 2 drafts. Should be able to get whatever QB they eant to draft
 
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