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Evengelion

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Jon Beason: Would we have been better off?

03 March 2014 - 10:02 AM

Suppose we had drafted an OT in 2012 instead of Luke Keuchly, would we have been better as a team right now? No, this is not a Keek bashing by any stretch. The OT that was drafted that year after our pick was Riley Reif by the Lions. Had we drafted him he would probably be playing RT for us, thus our running and passing game would have been better throughout that span.  Instead of Keuchly we would have Beason playing his spot. Having Keek kind of forced us to get rid of Beason thus losing a starting caliber player in Beason. Not saying that Beason would have done the same or a better job but it wouldn't be that far off, especially behind our DL. The tiny edge we get from Keuchly we would probably have gotten an even bigger return from the offense with better protection.

 

Now with Gross retiring all we'd need to do is move him to the LT spot. So this off season we would only be worrying about WRs and secondary and maybe an OT in the later rounds. Right now we have a complete mess.

 

Here is a highlight of Beason's 2013 season. The guy is a beast.

 


Barry Switzer would 'never recruit a white quarterback'

01 March 2014 - 04:03 PM

 

“I’ve always said I’d never recruit a white quarterback. The only way I’d ever recruit a white quarterback to play for me is if his mom and daddy would both have to be black, and that’s the only way I would do it. My quarterback is a quarterback-fullback offense – how the wishbone was. I’d have to have a Jamelle Holieway, J.C. Watts and Thomas Lott (former Oklahoma quarterbacks who are all black). Those guys are gonna be my quarterbacks – great runners, great ball carriers and be able to pass. Those guys could throw and run.”

 

http://sports.yahoo....-224034052.html

 

He didn't seem to mean it in any racist way, after all, he's white himself. Watching Peyton Manning getting ramrodded by Seattles' D in the SB with all the weapons he had beg the question, what is the ceiling of a pure pocket passing QB. If Peyton couldn't tame a defense with all his #1 type WRs and TEs, how much better can anyone else do. On the opposite of the field was little Russell Wilson throwing darts and making the defenses look silly. The Seahaws OL is certainly not as stout at the Broncos yet they could barely touch him running circles around them. What if the Seahaws had 4 number 1 type WRs on their roster like the Broncos, how would a defense stop that? How would a defense stop Cam if Carolina had the weapons the Broncos had?

 

To Switzer's defense the NFC was overly represented in the playoffs the last couple years with very young dual threat QBs. On the other hand the AFC, because of its lack of dual threat QBs, by default was overwhelmingly represented by the traditionals. Which begs the question, were the traditionals better or were they just, well, traditionals. Traditions do change however.

 

The writer did however got into a defensive posture and tried to make it seem it's slight against black QBs when in reality it's more so the opposite:

 

In his two years as A&M’s starter, Manziel proved he is an excellent runner and thrower, which throws a wrench into the black vs. white quarterback stereotypes. On top of that, there have been a number of black quarterbacks who have proved to be tremendous pocket passers.

Thanks for letting us know 'there have been a number of black QBs who have proved to be tremendous passer'. We would never have known that. In fact, all the black QBs in the NFL right now are tremendous passers. Switzer is referring to the fact that they can run too. Smash mouth football is on its way back, baby!


Colts interested in Eric Decker

27 February 2014 - 10:58 AM

http://www.nfl.com/n...ck-on-the-colts

 

According, to WCNC-TV's Vic Lombardi, the Indianapolis Colts have interest in pursuing Decker. The interest appears mutual, according to Lombardi.

 

It's one more player to blame for Luck's inability to complete 60% of his passes or when he commit 7 INTs in 2 playoffs games. I'm sure there will be plenty more of those.

 

And of course

 

From Decker's perspective, he'd be trading a living legend for arguably the best young passer in the NFL -- exactly what the Colts did two years ago.

For a guy that brought his completion percentage to barely 60% in mostly non-competitive garbage time, that's an interesting statement. It wouldn't be a Colts related article if this wasn't mentioned. Part of the contract, I guess.

 

Hopefully Decker gets 15mil.


The frail and scrawny Teddy Bridgewater

16 February 2014 - 04:33 PM

This is what frail, scrawny look like in NFL analyst/scouts' eyes:

 

This is a video of Bridgewater taken at the IMG Academy as he's preparing for the NFL draft with Chris Weinke. We've all been hearing how small, fragile, and slow Bridgewater is compared to the monstrous Manziel. This video clearly shows TB without pad. No way in hell is he 6'1 196. Apparently the media read his profile coming outta High School where he was listed as 196 and ran with it intentionally to build up the drama. Once they see him at the combine they will all claim he added a bunch of pounds and got taller(lol). They will then say his stock shot up and now worthy of the number one pick. He's so pro ready they had to find or manufacture a flaw about him to they can say he's not worthy of the #1 overall pick or "there is no Andrew Luck in this draft". I'm getting tired of hearing that phrase annually this time of the year. I think TB is better than Luck. Heck, it doesn't take much to be better than him. Just don't throw 7 INTs in 2 playoffs game and you're better.

 

Bridgewater will probably measure a little over 6'2, between 210-215 pounds, and will run between 4.50-55. Not that I care where he gets drafted but it's good to point out when the media is manufacturing a story in front of our eyes.

 

 


The mobile quarterbacks.

02 February 2014 - 10:22 PM

or running quarter or dual threat quarter. Finally I don't have to hear about how those types of quarterbacks can't win superbowls. Finally we can all just now talk about football. It's amazing that while people were uttering those statements they forgot to mention how few dual threat QBs were in the league. Even to this day the number of dual threat QBs in this league is still outnumbered about 6 to 1. I think there are about just 4 dual threat QBs out of 32, yet for the last 2 years they have either represented for the superbowl or won it. That's an odd any gambler would take.

 

Today was a great day. Now, what day is the combine and free agency!?


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