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Vagrant last won the day on May 21 2011

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  1. people still denying this was a concussion need to face facts. it sucks. luke doesn't miss games for hurt feelings. if they found a way to keep him off the field, it's a concussion. putting your fingers in your ears and humming isn't going to make it any less real. the good news is that his recovery rate appears to be shorter this time. hopefully they give him all the time he needs.
  2. REPORT NFL to look into why no Cam presser today

    It literally sounds like something a teenage girl would do. I love Cam to the end of the earth but that's corny as hell.
  3. REPORT NFL to look into why no Cam presser today

    Rivera is scared shitless because he's in the middle of JR who is probably about as right of the dial as Jerry Jones breathing down his neck about what he wants the players to do and not do about the issue of protest and the players who feel they have every right to participate. So what does he do in this moment of manhood defining challenge? He turtles up and takes the absolute middle lane. The path of least resistance.
  4. REPORT NFL to look into why no Cam presser today

    as far as I am aware, contracts do not explicitly outline behavior during the anthem the way they do directly with media obligations. it's non-negotiable due to the symbiotic relationship between media for promotional purposes. there might be some future terminology built into contracts about protests in uniform, but the NFLPA will fight that to the very end of the earth. that would make the answer to the question that this isn't an issue of rationale, but one of contractual obligation where no grey area exists.
  5. REPORT NFL to look into why no Cam presser today

    A racism doesn't negate a sexism (and other stupid shat I never thought I would type). Neither negate the other. If he's pouting because he said something stupid, that makes him unrepentant for it. Which is stupid. It's on Cam to be a better man and it's on Jourdan to be a better woman. The fact that they both said and did stupid things doesn't make either of them entitled to the high ground here.
  6. REPORT NFL to look into why no Cam presser today

    I understand backing Cam here, and I do too, but talking to the media is part of the job description. It's part of the contract. When you're an NFL player, there are certain things you have to do. You can't be a teacher that doesn't do Parent-Teacher conferences. You can't be a businessman that doesn't attend meetings. While these boring parts of our days are mind numbing and excruciating at times, that doesn't mean we get to skip out on them. The NFL is an entertainment business and Cam was right when he said he wanted to be a legendary entertainer. Part of that is having to adhere to that stupid line that is promotion of games. Providing fans with information to keep them engaged during the week so they're more likely to tune in on Sunday. It's boring and we rarely ever learn anything from it but the media helps the NFL by promoting the product so the league helps the media by giving unconditional access. That relationship is what helped popularize the sport and sports journalism. With that said, missing a day isn't a big deal at all. He'll be fined and he'll move on. I think Cam is just really conflicted about talking to the press right now after Sexismgate.
  7. Russell Sheppard in the beat of a heart. Might even take some from Funchess for stylistic reasons. Have Benjamin and Funchess sub for each other at times to keep them fresh. Similar styles.
  8. the answer on 4th and 1 is to run the ball on 3rd and 1 and then kill it. there was an hour and a half on the clock.
  9. Philly Brown is available again

    Cam sees him. He doesn't trust him. Big difference. It was the same thing with Ed Dickson. He didn't magically get better. Cam won't throw to targets he doesn't trust even if they have a step. It's stubborn and it hurts the offense, but it is what it is.
  10. Shaq is expected to be inconsistent. The man hasn't had a position full time since arriving in the NFL and even here he's been asked to do a ton of things that most players aren't asked to do. 3 years ago he was playing running back at Washington. Similar to Thomas Davis, it's going to take some time before he really looks the part. It's not an easy position to learn.
  11. I still believe, no matter how many Myles Garrett and Mario Williams the NFL will see, that Pep was the most freakish athlete I have ever seen entering the league. The fact that he's still doing it at 37 is only a surprise in the sense that his body has held up. I believed the rhetoric at the time that Peppers wasn't the hardest worker in the offseason and that turned out to be total trash by people who were frustrated that he wasn't getting 3 sacks a game. You saw Garrett getting the same treatment in the predraft process. Peppers has created a HOF legacy and there are still so many "what if?" scenarios for him. He's just a pretty mellow dude and people couldn't justify that against the beast he is on Sunday.
  12. Brady crying about the officiating

    that was the biggest blown call of the entire game and I think the officials hit the Pats with some ticky tack stuff to make up for it. That 4th and 2 would have become a 4th and 7 and a field goal attempt. Instead it was a TD drive.
  13. couldn't make it past the first self congratulatory prediction we'd lose today. next time you know you're right go place a bet, don't come here after and told ya so to everyone who actually believed in the team.
  14. Cam's Reads and Pocket Awareness

    The problem with Cam right now is much too layered to really pin on one thing. There's a lot going on with him that we have to address. First is that he's incredibly one dimensional now. The evolution that was required in the transition from dual threat QB to pocket passer just hasn't clicked over. He has all the ability required to make the throws, but his touch is incredibly inconsistent due to poor mechanics. He doesn't plant into his throws and far too often gets caught throwing flat footed or off one leg and that's simply not going to get it done. When you're talking about a QB in his 7th NFL season, the concept of expecting improvement on a yearly basis is just really unrealistic. It's incredibly unlikely that he'll be able to reinvent himself as an elite pocket passer. From a stylistic standpoint he's so much like Daunte Culpepper and he started to really fall off after that serious knee injury, but it was right around the same age that Cam is now. Part of what insulated Culpepper was having a reliable deep threat that was always an option if nothing else materialized on the play the way Ginn helped Cam in similar ways. If the defense didn't come unglued, throwing a ball 10 yards ahead of Ginn who was 5 yards ahead of everyone else wasn't an awful backup plan. Since we don't have anyone that can run routes well enough to have that speed play for them, there's nobody that Cam feels comfortable throwing open. Secondly, he's just taken so much abuse. The organization has done a piss poor job of protecting him from himself by allowing him to play in games he has no business being in and it has already taken a noticeable toll on him. I don't think anyone expected Cam to run for 700 yards and 7 TDs every year of his career until he was 35, but his yards per attempt have gone from 5.2 in 2014, 4.8 in 2015, 4.0 in 2016, to 2.8 in 2017. The scrambling aspect of his game that required his legs to be a consideration in the passing game and created much more open field for his targets to get open is no longer there. You can blame play calling designed runs all day, but he's just visibly not as elusive now and when the pocket breaks it's a sack and it has nothing to do with pocket awareness and more to do with the fact that he just can't get away anymore once he holds the ball too long and create time with his footwork. Part of that is also on the offensive line that we failed to address adequately because Cam was so fantastic at creating enough time for himself that tackle play wasn't as vital as it is for teams with statues back there. Cam no longer requires a full time spy and it has clogged up the field on passing plays to create more traditional looks that pocket passers get as opposed to scramblers. Third, and possibly relative to the amount of abuse he has taken, is that he just doesn't seem like he's having as much fun out there as he used to. The smiling, gregarious, happy go lucky Cam was the best version of him we've ever had. It almost feels like most of his enthusiasm for the game has evaporated. Waking up on Monday morning unable to get out of bed because you took 12 hits equivalent of a car crash the previous afternoon can take a mental toll as well as a physical one. I don't think he's been fully healthy since ....well it's hard to really pinpoint an exact time. Quite a while.
  15. It's unfair to ask this question while Vernon Butler hasn't seen the field this season. Star is amazing at what he does, but if he becomes a luxury at some you have to go with the position of need first. That isn't to say that *anyone* on this team could absorb Star's value, but in a next man up scenario the drop off from Norwell to the next player behind him is much more significant than KK/Star to KK/Butler/Love/etc.