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Vagrant last won the day on May 21 2011

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  1. it's an interesting development in terms of cap allocation how tight ends are compensated compared to wide receivers and what that means when you're trying to finding pass catching value on the market. you can snag a player that can be just as productive catching the ball as a WR for 2/3 the price because of positional designation, which is something that is becoming much more fluid in today's league. for example, if we were to sign Ebron and split him out wide at times with Greg playing TE, it's the same effect in a lot of ways as having a huge WR like Kelvin Benjamin in the same spot in terms of how the defense has to play the set. it's pretty smart to worry less about positional designations and more about skillset and deployment opportunities with players that have some versatility.
  2. Developing Trade pending with Raiders

    hurney is your uncle at a yard sale eyeing the lawnmower with a broken blade
  3. I just despise the variance associated with picking 8th-15th. there's so many talented players with huge question marks and we always seem to pick the one that has the most trouble adjusting. the last "freak athlete" we drafted was MKG at 2nd overall. not saying these two players are the same, but it's just disheartening to be this bad and pick this low on a regular basis.
  4. FA: Doug Martin?

    the people replying seem to be under the supposition we'd be bringing him in as a feature back. that's not the case. we're not going to get a clear cut starter to sign here with the uncertainty of how Turner plans to deploy CMC. if we can pick up a proven veteran with less mileage than Stew to split carries, it's an ideal situation. Martin could get back on track here and he should be relatively inexpensive. I like it better than relying upon CAP to replicate or better Stew's position or spending a draft pick we shouldn't when there are so many positions we have to upgrade.
  5. if the urgency to draft WR help wasn't here before, it's certainly here now. samuel's fragility/bad luck with injuries have been a storyline in his early career.
  6. XFL (Fans Above All)

    conspiracy theory/tinderbox theory: trump put him up to this to try to create a competing league and is going to say all kinds of good things about this.
  7. I'm less concerned about Norv than I am about the nepotism involved with filling the staff with his relatives. I think Norv himself is a great hire, but I have no idea about his son's qualifications to take over for Dorsey as position coach. That might have been a condition of his return regardless of location, as we certainly weren't the only ones interested, but it's a weird dynamic. there's nothing quite like the NFL's incestuous coaching structure. Hell, we just unburdened ourselves of one such dud that had his path in coaching carved this way.
  8. love when players play the family card. sounds like he's already packed his bags. good luck, man. go have fun being lambasted next season for being paid like an elite DT when the counting stats will never justify it. we didn't mind star's role here because of what KK is able to do, but I can already predict fans aren't going to be happy with the return wherever he signs because his game isn't explosive. we can't afford the luxury.
  9. what helps cam be as productive as he is on the ground is not the fact that he's an elite ball carrier, it's that he's an elite ball carrier for a quarterback. cam is at his most productive when the threat of his feet forces teams to spy him on every passing down and opens up the field in ways that our WR can't because they just can't consistently get separation. our WR are given 1 on 1 matchups on the outside every week because opposing defenses want to take away the middle of the field from Greg and they want to take away the run. if we just come out running draw plays for Cam, they're going to stack the box even more. one thing that is annoying about statistics is that they don't always take the right factors into account. it's like saying when X quarterback throws for 400 yards his team is undefeated. well.... yeah? when your quarterback plays well you're very likely to win. that isn't news. it doesn't mean that you can go out there and force 75 attempts so that your QB hits 400 yards and expect to win the game regardless of all other factors. so when Cam has X amount of carries, what it usually means is that our offense was moving the ball and we were getting first downs. it also likely means that many of those carries were drive extenders or red zone carries, not the primary reason we got down there if that makes sense. without the element of surprise as to when Cam's runs are coming, he's not nearly as effective unless you need a yard or less. you can just see by how many 6'5" runningbacks we have in the league that using your blocks is a small man's game. Cam's usage as a runner should come as a natural part of the diversity in play calling, not be the focus of it.
  10. the entire nba is on this weird ass downswing because all the great players refuse to play against each other. it's a generational thing. the only way you can successfully develop now is to get lucky in the draft and snag a star player that will attract other star players so that they choose your team as a destination in free agency. team loyalty is toast. the NBA has become an arms race and the best separate themselves from the field by such a wide margin it's ridiculous. the rest of the league ends up with a team full of role players on good teams and the occasional B+ player like Kemba who as good as he is just isn't enough to get his team to 40 wins alone. we all get excited about our 8th, 11th, 15th overall picks and hang the hopes of our franchise on that player becoming the star to get us to the next level but mostly they're just frank kaminsky, d.j. augustin, and adam morrison. this is the depressing reality of the nba and how the best players in the league are slowly killing what the previous generation worked so hard to build. the only solution is to clear enough cap space so that when the time comes you can compete financially for those high profile free agent tandems that come up once every couple of years and hope like hell you can draft and develop at least one all star to play with them. that or find the next generational talent in the lottery by some miracle. rebuilds suck but they're easy to get through. when you feel your team has a fundamental and unalterable disadvantage that barring an absolute miracle they will be terrible for an indefinite but not insignificant period of time it's just wholly deflating. nobody on our team starts on the warriors. how can anyone watch that 82 times a year?
  11. it's wild how easy people think it is to move a team. these things are seen coming years in advance in most cases. you can't just pick up a $2.6 billion dollar asset and plunk them down in the middle of some other place. there's contractual obligations, stadium deals, taxpayer money.... there's so much red tape it's preposterous almost and that's even when the team is actively trying to forward that process. relocation applications, league approval.... here's the thing. even if he's not an owner anymore, Jerry Richardson is one of the most powerful men in football. if he doesn't want this team to move, if he wants this to be a part of his legacy, it won't move. it will be sold to a party that has keeping the team in Carolina as a condition of the sale. I do think it's important for Richardson's legacy that the team doesn't move as a result of his impropriety. that would be the last dagger into his public image.
  12. everybody thinks society is so sensitive until it's your wife or daughter that richardson is standing up to look at her ass and making inappropriate comments. then he's an asshole. but until it hits close enough to home, it's just social justice warriors rallying around baseless claims trying to bring down a good man who has done a lot of good in our community and fed us biscuits. everybody is so damn fast to call bs on sexual harassment claims until their girlfriend comes to them with one against some random dude in the club. then you're all hot and bothered. well welcome to the society that your skepticism created.
  13. if funchess took a blindside block like that in front of you with clear contact to the head, you'd want cam out there saying the exact same things. don't be blind to what was an absolute dirty play by a very good man and football player. he got caught up and did something dumb and nothing that was said wasn't true. also, this is for y'all with the long ass memories. remember terrence murphy? he was drafted in the 2nd round the same year rodgers was drafted in the first by the packers. TD damn near killed that man on a kick return. ended his career in his 3rd game with a helmet to helmet contact hit.
  14. you haven't even heard what he was being accused of and you're already calling it a result of overly pc culture in which we live. you're writing the narrative in your mind already that this is some overblown misunderstanding and you know nothing of the facts. your defense is already constructed to dismiss this because you "admire" him. welcome to the ideology that has hidden predators in power for generations. there's nothing wrong with waiting to hear how this plays out before you decide how you feel on it, but your post is screaming the opposite. there's no guilty until proven innocent in my heart, but if he did something egregiously over the line then there's no defending that. what is being done here is just as reactionary as "shredding" him. you're forgiving him in advance.
  15. did anyone in the segment point out that this is a grown man that voluntarily watches wrestling?