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  1. davos added a post in a topic Caption this Photo....   

    "Ghost", he whispered
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  2. davos added a post in a topic Should Bernie throw in the towel?   

    When G5 and Stirs inadvertently post the same article you expect them to post.  Hehe
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  3. davos added a post in a topic Fences & the overall Mexican "border" situation (Go at it in here)   

    This all goes back to NAFTA not being as well fleshed out as it should've been, pushing it through congress too fast, and how much it's contributed to drug trade.  The NAFTA repercussions aren't the sole reason for it all but gave a very nice window of opportunity (and more) for illicit drug trade and crime.  
    Also...as mentioned, the more highly fortified and patrolled areas are those that have become these permeable boundaries for drug traffic.  Most of the northbound land-based traffic coalesces in Culiacan and disperses north...and they somehow have been doing better since fence installs began in the early 90s, making their way through those very lands--between El Paso and San Diego along the border.  
     
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  4. davos added a post in a topic Mike Shula not worried about slow starts   

    He really is the one thing holding this team back.  If we had a competent system in place better tailored to Cam and the entire offense, this team would be so much better.  I don't know how anyone can defend him anymore.  The amount of hesitation and disappointment when he was promoted and stayed was clearly there for a reason.  College and NFL, he's never really had a good track record.  For pete's sake.  
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  5. davos added a post in a topic Virginia TV reporter, photographer shot to death during live interview this morning   

    This is too crazy to even fathom.  What in the f*ck.
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  6. davos added a post in a topic Fences & the overall Mexican "border" situation (Go at it in here)   

    I see what you're doing and implying but I'm legit asking about the physical conditions along the border and how we address them.  It's not sustainable the way it is right now.  Of course policy can change conditions in the grand scheme of things regarding immigration policy but the permeable nature of the areas with an actual wall is a problem along with how incredibly militarized it already is.  Many people just don't seem to recognize this.  I respect policy overhaul in terms of immigration and path-to-citizenship but then I hear this "build a wall" and "don't build a wall" when we have over 650 miles of wall existing and over 950+ miles of the Rio Grande boundary.       
    There's one argument being had about how to properly address immigration reform but is everyone just cool with what already exists at down there?  Or willing to just let it stand as be?  Those who don't want a wall aren't necessarily talking about removing the ones that combined to cost well in the billions to construct.  Those who want one act act like there's nothing in place. 
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  7. davos added a post in a topic Recent OTs drafted in the top rounds   

    With Humphries, it sounds like a motivation and consistency issue right now but I wouldn't jump to conclusions quite yet with the rookies...some have great upside/potential; but the few drafts before 2015 are showing that the mid-round tackle talent has been doing pretty well compared to the top-rounds.     
    The learning curve is different for all of them but this class as a whole was kind of meh.  The last few actually---which is why I totally agree with the big guy, big school, big competition philosophy.
    It's just observation for perspective.  A lot of people no matter where we pick seem to have certain projections set in stone about the top tackles.  They're just as boom bust as any pick playing any position.  It's not so much me saying, "see look!, these guys that we couldn't of had aren't doing well" more along the lines of "Check out how the top talent these past 3-4 years at the position are doing relative to mid and late rounders and keep that in mind going forward"
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  8. davos added a post in a topic Fences & the overall Mexican "border" situation (Go at it in here)   

    We've got walls, we've got drones, we've got patrolmen.  Have invested billions in this since the early 90s. 
    So it's not about installing but rather we need to talk about proper, efficient, and technologically feasible scaling. 
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  9. davos added a post in a topic Fences & the overall Mexican "border" situation (Go at it in here)   

    Well to be fair, predator drones already cover half of the la frontera. 
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  10. davos added a post in a topic Fences & the overall Mexican "border" situation (Go at it in here)   

    This all goes back to Foucault type principles in regards to power and how it influences what I'll call it retroactive-frontierism
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  11. davos added a post in a topic Fences & the overall Mexican "border" situation (Go at it in here)   

    We've had tunnels under our own walls since the mid-1990s.  It's about where do we go from here.  I'm asking what would you do along the Rio?  From an planning, architectural, and strategic border security standpoint, it's an entirely different situation than where we have already spent billions of dollars on west of it. 
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  12. davos added a post in a topic Recent OTs drafted in the top rounds   

    Didn't know if that's at me but I'm not ruling it out, just being cautiously optimistic.   
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  13. davos added a post in a topic Fences & the overall Mexican "border" situation (Go at it in here)   

    What gets to me is that it seems like many don't realize the existing conditions along the border as it stands.  When I hear people proposing "a wall", it makes me think there's a grand misconception of the existing conditions and what's actually going on down there. 
     
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  14. davos added a post in a topic Recent OTs drafted in the top rounds   

    For sure.  I don't think we're completely set long term, but this is a completely ok situation for now.  We've got an extra OT capable of starting in the Remmers/Oher/Williams trio. I think Fisher and Joekel are starting to look like busts though.  I'll be light on the sophomores.   
    Slightly off topic--I truly think Norwell is a absolute find but Turner on the flipside (even though he's the higher pick) has more work to do IMO.  He could be a brick wall though.   Kalil is still Kalil for the most part and both Remmers and Folkerts seem like decent backups.  
    Remmers/Oher/Williams is such a better situation than Bell/Chandler/G. Williams.  Like for reals haha.    
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  15. davos added a topic in Carolina Panthers   

    Recent OTs drafted in the top rounds
    I've seen bits and pieces around here mentioning specific players but thought I'd illuminate this area as a whole in the league right now after an article got me thinking:
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    Per NFL.com:
    Who seems to be trending down?
    These are all names people were creaming over these past few years (I won't lie, me too)
    Now there's been good ones within the last 3-4 years or so like Lane Johnson, Bakhtiari, Bitonio (a monster), & Tyron Smith but considering the amount of guys we tend to hype here, we seemed to turn in a smart direction in identifying a guy like Daryl as a good fit for us along with Oher as at least a "better-than-Bell" stop-gap.  
    (This is not intended to diminish the receiving issues, but the article seemed telling)
    To make one thing clear--I'm not trying to say all of these guys will suck and we're somehow completely set but we're in a good spot along the OL for the time being.
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