Khyber53

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About Khyber53

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  1. Khyber53 added a post in a topic Very good game by Cam   

    Let's be fair, Cam wasn't bad, but Cam wasn't that good, either. Some of those drops were on him as much as the receiver.
    He did okay, not great.
    Regular season can't get here fast enough.
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  2. Khyber53 added a post in a topic Game Of Thrones Grown Up Talk. Do Not Enter Unless You Have Finished All The Books   

    My theory is that GRRM will make HBO wait for that last book. And they will, because the anticipation will be the best advertising that anyone could ask for.
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  3. Khyber53 added a post in a topic I will pie everyone who comments on this thread   

    Who doesn't like pie?
     
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  4. Khyber53 added a post in a topic Is Cam the worst QB on the roster?   

    Let's face it, until Jacksonville, it doesn't really matter how he plays; good, bad, slow or fast he's the undisputed starting QB and the group he plays with are pretty much undisputed starters.
    If he gets down to Jacksonville and stinks up the joint, then we can get all worked up over it. Until then, just sit back and enjoy the season to come. Cheer for a couple of undrafted guys to make the team, hope that our special teams groups gel and that no one else gets injured.
    Cam will be fine.
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  5. Khyber53 added a post in a topic Is Cam the worst QB on the roster?   

    Like I said, it is a crazy theory.
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  6. Khyber53 added a post in a topic Loss of Hardy vs loss of KB, impact wise how do they compare?   

    Hardy was a product of the program rather than the program a product of Hardy. Prior to that breakout year, Hardy had been almost dead weight on the team. Then he has a good season as teams start double-teaming Charles Johnson (and remember he pulled a bunch of sacks in one game against the Falcons) and everyone crowns him as the greatest ever. The entire time, too, Hardy proves himself to be boneheaded and at a severe risk for some kind of off field incident -- which eventually happened, costing the team an entire year of his services.
    How would we have done without Hardy in that 12-4 year? Who knows, but probably 10-6 if not still 12-4. 
    KB, on the other hand, seems to be a good kid and he turned out a great rookie season for us last year, without being bookended with a great WR2 (unlike the Hardy/Johnson team). He was also a ROOKIE performing right out of the box, unlike Hardy's slow climb to relevance. Then KB falls to a non-contact knee injury in training camp. That's a sad accident, not something brought on by a series of bad decisions and a decided lack of wisdom.
    KB is the bigger loss because of the potential and that it was an injury. Hardy's loss came after his prime playing year, with a big dollar contract, all because of his own stupidity. 
    And let's face it, great DEs are easier to find nowadays than great WRs. 
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  7. Khyber53 added a post in a topic Is Cam the worst QB on the roster?   

    Here's my crazy theory on why Cam is always slow to start in games, but gets into gear by his third series...
    It's the shoes. 
    Cam always comes out and does his warm ups in his fancy Underarmor cleats. Let's face it, they make a big deal about showing them off before the game, and it is good advertising. League rules require him to change the cleats before the game starts, so it's go back to the locker room, slap on the Nikes, get taped up and get out there.
    So he has gotten warmed up and acclimated to the Underarmor cleats, then goes back in and switches to a different brand with different characteristics. Athletes are really particular about their shoes, the fit, the breaking them in... and he goes out and prepares with one, then plays in the others. It probably takes him three series on the field to get the feel of them and get situated again.
    Just to show off some special shoes and pick up some advertising dollars. Could this showboating actually be hurting the team a bit? Love the guy and can't wait to see him play, but if this is the problem, he needs to get his priorities straight.
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  8. Khyber53 added a post in a topic Rough year for Brad Nortman in 2014?   

    Watching him play last year and in pre-season this year, he regularly out kicks his coverage. He can boom the punts with the best of them, but our gunners can't keep up with the ball. That points to a couple of things: either he needs to kick it higher and shorter, or possibly, quite possibly, our guys are slow and can't tackle on special teams.
    I'm thinking our problem is really the second one. He can drop those punts right between the 10 and 1 yard lines all day long, but if no one can tackle, it won't matter. Shorter kicks with bad tackling would only make things worse, much, much worse.
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  9. Khyber53 added a post in a topic Wall St taking it on the chin   

    I'm not sure anyone knows greatly how the market will go. A lot of the money on Wall Street isn't made on how the market goes, but on how people invest in it -- schemes, futures, mutual funds, fees, fees and more fees. 
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  10. Khyber53 added a post in a topic So, Rivera REALLY REALLY loves his vets, or just hates Wegher   

    He may not be putting Wegher back at #5 because he isn't evaluating him. Fozzy may be at #2 because he IS evaluating him.
    All coaches rely heavily on veterans -- that's how you build a team identity. Also you don't have to reinvent the wheel each year with vets like you do with teaching new rookies. 
    Fozzy isn't really one of those vets yet, that takes a couple of years of play before you start getting into the safer zone (no position is completely safe, except for a few franchise level players). Rivera, however, has to compare not just preseason effectiveness, but also Fozzy's production last season. Also, has Fozzy reached his full potential, peaked, or does he still have room to grow?
    I'm pulling for Wegher to make the team, and I don't think he'll stay on waivers long enough to make PS, but you have to remember how happy we were to have found Fozzy last year. The guy deserves some credit and an opportunity -- he's worked hard for it, too.
     
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  11. Khyber53 added a post in a topic Wall St taking it on the chin   

    At the end of the day, it still wasn't as bad as it started off. It didn't completely bounce back like I had hoped. Honestly, though, I know almost absolutely nothing about this stuff.
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  12. Khyber53 added a post in a topic Wall St taking it on the chin   

    Cash poor Chinese bailed out big time overnight, crashing their market. Ours took a sympathetic plunge as nervous nellies screamed "Sell! Sell! Sell!" without wondering who was buying up all of those Chinese stocks that were whooshing out cheap.
    We're now rerebounding with stronger dollars and those Chinese sell offs are sticking their cash into our market to shore up their portfolios. We may very well be on the positive side before the final bell today, making this one of the biggest single day crash and rallies in history.
    However, if you didn't sell off your stocks in this morning's panic, you can congratulate yourself heartily for losing no real money, and possibly grabbing a gain.
    Oil and gold prices are dropping as well, further reinforcing a strengthening dollar. Will be interesting to see how far this goes.
     
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  13. Khyber53 added a post in a topic An Alternative Roster Projection - The Youth Movement   

    I can't make a good argument against this lineup. It's a good one for today, this year, and it would sew seeds for the years ahead.
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  14. Khyber53 added a post in a topic Daryl Williams is the #1 graded OT by PFF   

    Ryan's giving up a few pounds on some of his competition (playing weight listed at 300 lbs), plus the center is at a momentary leverage disadvantage at the snap. He's pretty experienced as well, so he might be timing his hits for maximum impact on off-balance players. 
    Centers are also generally in charge of blocking assignments and pick ups, with so many younger players on our line, he may be busy directing traffic and looking for places to help out. 
    Either way, Kalil's not the problem there, it's Cam. He's got to be calmer, trust his guys and set his feet for throws. He's still sailing too many passes, but he is getting a bit better each year.
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  15. Khyber53 added a post in a topic Kudos to Terry Redden   

    That one handed, one in a million grab, followed by a nimbler than imagined run back, might have been a moment that will give that young man a career. 
    Maybe a younger Julius Peppers? Nah, but it sure was cool!
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