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Blue chip players

14 March 2014 - 10:41 PM

Another reason to not be worried is amount of "Blue Chip" players we have on our roster, blue chip of course meaning, someone who can be argued top 10 in their position within reason, or at least, that is general argument.

 

We have a whopping seven blue chip players, SEVEN. Just for some perspective.

 

Atlanta: 2

New Orleans: 5

Tampa: 3

Denver: 9

Seattle: 8

New England: 4

San Francisco: 8

Packers: 5

 

It is going to be alright, we have a diverse core, CALM DOWN.


The last five super bowl winners

14 March 2014 - 10:30 PM

Signed a whopping two "big name players" in free agency (Michael Bennett, Cliff Avril) calm the fug down. Also keep in mind, it took a while after FA began to attain Bennett and Avril. 


1st round mock draft

03 March 2014 - 12:05 AM

I'll probably pop a few more out, but it is certainly interesting to see where the pieces fall.

 

1. Texans: Blake Bortles, QB, UCF
2. TRADE: Falcons: Jadaveon Clowney, DE, SC
3. Jaguars: Teddy Bridgewater, QB, LOU
4. Browns: Khalil Mack, OLB, BUFF
5. Raiders: Aaron Donald, DT, PITT
6. Rams: Jake Matthews, T, TAM
7. Buccaneers: Johnny Manziel, QB, TAM
8. Vikings: Justin Gilbert, CB, OKST
9. Bills: Sammy Watkins, WR, CLE (quite the slide)
10. Lions: Calvin Pryor, S, LOU
11. Titans: Greg Robinson, T, AUB
12. Giants: Taylor Lewan, T, MICH
13. Rams: HaHa Clinton-Dix, S, ALA
14. Bears: Timmy Jernigan, DT, FSU
15. Steelers: Mike Evans, WR, TAM
16. Cowboys: Anthony Barr, LB. UCLA
17. Ravens: Marqise Lee, WR, USC
18. Jets: Brandin Cooks, WR, ORST
19. Dolphins: Zack Martin, T, ND
20. Cardinals: Ra'Shede Hageman, DT, MINN
21. Packers: Kony Ealy, OLB, MISS
22. Eagles: Dee Ford, DE, AUB
23. Chiefs: Eric Ebron, TE, NC
24. Bengals: Darqueze Dennard, MCHST
25. Chargers: Scott Cricthon, ORST
26. Browns: Derek Carr, QB, FRES (Raiders might trade up to get this kid)
27. Saints: Antonio Richardson, T, TEN
28. Panthers: Kelvin Benjamin, WR, FSU
29. Patriots: Jace Amaro, TE, TAM
30. 49ers: Jason Verrett, CB, TCU
31. Broncos: Kyle Fuller, CB, VT
32. Seahawks: Bradley Roby, CB, OHST


If you weren't convinced already that BleacherReport sucks.

06 February 2014 - 02:45 AM

Not totally Panther related, but, I was looking through some archives from their head "scout" Matt Miller, and it is rather funny reading over his grades.

 

Ryan Tannehill, Quarterback, Texas A&M

The Dolphins needed a quarterback, but not this one. Tannehill is a reach at No. 8 and could be the final straw that breaks the camel's back in terms of Jeff Ireland's job security. 

Tannehill is a great guy and a very good athlete, but as a quarterback, he's just OK. We don't like this pick, at all.

Grade: F

 

Luke Kuechly, Inside Linebacker, Boston College

The Panthers needed to go defense, but the smarter pick would have been Stephon Gilmore (CB, South Carolina) or a defensive tackle. The fact that they drafted an inside linebacker has us shaking our heads in the B/R war room.

Kuechly is a good athlete, but the huge gap at defensive tackle won't help this catch-and-tackle type linebacker who lacks the strength to take on blockers and make plays.

Grade: D

 

Bruce Irvin, Defensive End, West Virginia


Well...this isn't good.

The Seattle Seahawks made the Miami Dolphins' reach for Ryan Tannehill at No. 8 overall look like a good pick. Bruce Irvin was graded as a third-round pick. Drafted at No. 15? That's a huge mistake.

The Seahawks also reached last year with James Carpenter at the end of Round 1, and they did it again here with Bruce Irvin. They obviously like Irvin a lot, but they could have traded back to get him.

Grade: F- 

 

Quinton Coples, Defensive End, North Carolina

Quinton Coples' picture above rightly sums up my feelings on this pick.

Coples will fill a need, but with guys like Courtney Upshaw and Melvin Ingram still on the board, the Jets should have addressed the outside linebacker position over the five-technique defensive end.

Coples has amazing athletic potential, but he plays with horrible effort and has questionable football IQ. For a team with a poor reputation and focus already, this is a bad, bad fit.

Grade: F

 

Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama

The Browns made a defensive move by trading up one spot to make sure that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could not draft Trent Richardson. With so many picks in this year's class, thanks to the trade with the Atlanta Falcons last year, the Browns were able to sacrifice three late-round picks to move up and get the best back in this class.

You might hear that this is too high for a running back. It's not.

Grade: A+

 

Grade: D


Summary

The Seahawks received our lowest Round 1 grade for their reach to grab Bruce Irvin at No. 15 overall. They messed up again in Round 3 with Russell Wilson after having signed Matt Flynn this offseason. Neither pick makes much sense to us.

Bobby Wagner and Robert Turbin saved the Seattle draft, but two of its first three picks were just bad.

 

 

Still laughing at all of it. I am going to go back later and look at the 2011 grades as well. Yikes.


Comparing current young stud qbs to older ones

20 December 2013 - 02:28 AM

Just an interesting topic I thought of. If you were to compare the current up and coming qbs in the nfl to a former or current older qb, who would you say?

 

Cam Newton = John Elway: He has the magic, he can carry bad teams and make good teams great. Huge arm, keeps plays alive with scrambling, and their playing styles are oh so similar.

 

Joe Flacco = Jake Delhomme: Both are above average qbs who had good teams around them to lead to success. They have great moments and at the same time, terrible moments. They rely on a huge arm to in a sense, chuck it and pray, and it embodies them as players.

 

Matthew Stafford = Brett Favre: Both are wild west gunslingers, both can put 5 tds or 5 ints on you on any given sunder. Wild arm, love of the game, and a risk taker.

 

Andrew Luck = Peyton Manning: This has been made since before the draft, and it should last forever.

 

Russel Wilson = Steve Young: Leadership, lives off scrambling ability, does not make mistakes, and makes good teams great, and is very precise.

 

Feel free to add others.

:D

 

 


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