No, this isn't another team building philosophy thread on if drafting is better than spending big in free agency.
This thread is a question of should the actual NFL draft come prior to the free agency period?
Do you think it would allow teams to more accurately build their rosters the way they'd like to? Take the Panthers, for instance. We all know Dave Gettleman likes to build through the draft first and foremost, and that isn't even a topic for discussion. But let's be honest, if the first few waves of free agents come and go prior to the draft and if the players we want in certain positions aren't available when we pick, then it's not out of the realm of possibility that there could be some regret afterward that the 2 year, $4MM free agent wasn't picked up when we had the chance to fill a need.
Something else to think about. Would NFL vets make more money or less money this way? I could see an argument for both sides, but I think the draft adds a certain cushion for teams to not spend money in FA because the draft is this mythical pool of talent where you'll get that one piece to the puzzle you need. If the draft came first, would Free Agents that are plugging the holes on rosters be more in demand?
It's mid-March and my bracket is busted, and I can't talk Warriors basketball with you guys without y'all trying to poach Steph Curry, so I have no sports talk fix. What say you Huddle?
Has anybody here had any experience with this? It was just recently brought to my attention and I wanted to try it as it seems like a very cheap, fun, and renewable way to get some great maple syrup during the spring.
I don't have any sugar maples near me I don't think but my neighbor has two HUGE maples in his backyard and we think they are Bigleaf Maples, which I've now read are indigenous to my area. So the sugar content is lower and more sap will be needed to produce some syrup, but I'm not too worried about that.
Any tips or tricks I should know? I found some spires to tap the tree on Amazon and a nice setup that has tubes going into a food grade bucket. My neighbor also has a giant fire pit in his backyard so we were gonna use a nice old chain link gate over it with a big pan to do the initial boil.
Hoping I can yield something. Seems like a fun project to do with my daughter and my neighbors kids. Plus, I'm a bit of a Doomsday Prepper (not AT ALL like the show) so these kind of outdoor self sustaining things always interest me.
I'm sick of Greg Hardy threads as well, but this is bullshit. The NFL is just mad because Hardy's legal team won't give them the transcripts of the bullshit bench trial that they paid to have done themselves.