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#3324375 Seahawks GM hints he'll just let Wilson walk if he doesn't lower his...

Posted by d-dave on 17 April 2015 - 06:11 AM

Breaking up the band already?  Wilson is good.  His touch is almost uncanny, he's extremely elusive, and he is smart.  He's an important cog in the Seattle machine, that goes without saying.  He's also benefited from a very strong team around him and excellent playcalling (generally).


What will be interesting to see is if Seattle tones down the run first approach before or after he signs his mega deal where he becomes the focal point for the offense.  For most teams, they know they have to stop Lynch first before they can do much else because the play action game is killer for Wilson.  


If I'm Wilson, why break the team?  While everyone wants to to get paid, in Seattle, he can become a community corner stone and be something special both on an off the field.  Why destroy that for a few extra million you can make up in sponserships and good will?


I don't think this is a major thing.  Both sides will get things straightened out and move on together.  It just doesn't make sense to try to burn it all...

#3309739 Season 5: The Walking Dead

Posted by d-dave on 02 April 2015 - 09:45 AM

Once Aaron was talking about the three people, and Davidson being strong and smart, I had a feeling that he would be the founder of the wolves, or something along those lines.  Though a question I do have, IF Davidson was in Alexandria at some point, wouldn't he want to go back once he had a good force and squash them and their veneer of civilization?  Or has he been building up his rolling zombie army controlled via flashing lights and pop music?


The dynamics next season are going to be so good!  So much wonderful story information is there.  I wonder how Morgan and Rick will reconcile? 


And Khyber53, I loved your post a few up, but didn't want to hit the whole quote!  Love how the Broken Windows theory is reflected in The Walking Dead!

#3308161 Season 5: The Walking Dead

Posted by d-dave on 01 April 2015 - 04:12 AM

I think Carol was not just going to confront past demons as Melissa McBride said on the "Talking Dead" whem she confronted Pete. I think her visit was because she was being the puppet master in trying to take over Alexandria, without Alexandria's people even realizing it was a takeover.

I think she went to stir the pot, not just deliver a pot of food. She challenged his manhood and made him to be a chump.

She knows triggers for abusers. I think she went to set off a bomb.

She gave Rick the gun. Then went to Pete. She wanted this to come to a head and it couldn't have worked out any better.

She has become a badass for sure

Yep, Carol is becoming the real puppet master. She manipulated the whole confrontation to push the situation. She said something else to rick about not starting but repsonding. Just wonderful character development.

I think Morgan is going to share what happened to him with Rick, and he's going to become that moral compass that Rick has lacked since Hershel died. That is a good allegory about how crappy people are without the structure of society and civilization.

I'm so excited for next year and the spin-off.

#3307823 Season 5: The Walking Dead

Posted by d-dave on 31 March 2015 - 08:58 PM

My favorite line from the finale: "Come at me. No? Yeah? No. Now return my dish clean "

My god Carol is starting to become one of heck of a bad ass!

#3282065 The Lack of Vision in this Fan Base is Amazing

Posted by d-dave on 13 March 2015 - 10:12 AM

we'll have Vision come May 1st


I see what you did there =)

#3281879 Panthers In No Hurry

Posted by d-dave on 13 March 2015 - 08:40 AM

That awkward moment when your defensively built team gives up a perfect passer rating and 3 touchdowns on 3rd down in a playoff game.


Yep, time to cut everyone and sign all the big names in March!  That's when we win!  In March!  Yeah...


Keep in mind, that same team was within one play of beating the Pats.  An arrogant, stupid play call.


What other FAs would you bring in and/or trade for to improve the secondary?  Would their deals have fit into our plans versus what we'd have to give up to get them?


Gettleman has done well since he got here, and the team isn't perfect.  He's got a plan, he's deliberate, and he's going to make sure we keep our two foundation players here:  Cam and Luke.  They will set the tone for the team, lead the team.  Looking at the past few years of FA spending (since the lockout), there have been a lot more misses than hits.


I'll gladly play the slow game and grow our talent instead of going all Saints or Eagles this offseason.

#3281736 Panthers In No Hurry

Posted by d-dave on 13 March 2015 - 06:52 AM

Arguments that will be posted:


1.  We don't have a reliable #2 to take pressure off of KB and Olsen.  

2.  We are relying on a guy better known for a movie than his on the field play (or better known as a bust)

3.  The Super Bowl is tots won in March.  Just look at the Eagles!  They are having their parade because they signed like 18 running backs over 25!

4.  Since we "lucked" out and play the worst teams possible, and they are all getting a ton better because of their FA spending and trading while we stand pat; we are immediately worse than all of them.

5.  This isn't how I run my Madden/Fantasy team!  I won several championships last year!


What it comes down to:  We are fans, some more knowledgeable than others.  Gettleman is a real GM who'se helped build Super Bowl winning teams.  I'll trust him.  We can bicker about fits and players and stuff, but at the end of the day we have no control over anything football related.


I'm not unhappy with where we are right now.  I question some of the moves, but I look forward to seeing how everything comes together.  I'm a fan.  It's March.  I have hope!



#3280047 Bucs have "aggressive plan" to trade for AP

Posted by d-dave on 12 March 2015 - 02:23 PM

Almost 30 or not Peterson is a pure stud.. I don't understand why people think that you somehow become a bum once you hit 30


It's not that once you hit 30 you become a dud or anything.  The NFL is tough on RBs, and AP has a lot of mileage on his wheels.  Will he continue to be able to hold up for a few more years?  Compare 25 year old Deangelo (his 1500 yard season) to the last couple of years.  Injuries add up.


AP has been an absolute beast his career, but as any RB approaches 30, their good years dry up very quickly.

#3279785 NFL Source: Saints having a complete fire sale

Posted by d-dave on 12 March 2015 - 01:14 PM

What is going on?  I mean, it's great to watch the Saints implode and all, but what is the impetus for it?  They had a bad year, but they still have a HoF QB (and his monster contract).  

#3279762 Greg Hardy not getting a warm reception ....

Posted by d-dave on 12 March 2015 - 01:09 PM

Have you ever wrecked your car, sped, or posted something dumb on social media?


I sure have.  But I'm a relative nobody.  I'm only important to those in my life and at work.  I am also one of the most boring people ever.  I'm not a professional football player.  


You (and people who share you opinion) want to give pro athletes a free pass so long as they win a championship.  That's why the team put up with Steve Smith's antics, and other players crap throughout the years.


Now the NFL is taking it's image very seriously as it tries to make as much money as it can before the interest in the sport wanes.  If the NFL was like "OK AP, OK Hardy, be better men!  Go talk to some elementary school kids!" and let them continue to play, what would the national response be?


You will continue to defend Hardy, which is fine.  The case was dropped.  He's free and clear legally.  He should be allowed to play after whatever small NFL penalty will be.  If I'm a GM, I am very careful right now of character issues in guys.  There was a reason Hardy dropped to the 6th round with first round talent.  If I'm going to invest money in a player, I expect that they will keep their nose clean like big boys.  Getting in any kind of altercation with another human being, when you're that big and strong is foolish.


Then again, I'm just some guy on an internet forum with a moral high horse.

#3279343 Mix of Business and Family - based on Dickson comment

Posted by d-dave on 12 March 2015 - 10:37 AM

But we did not over pay for FAs in the first few days of Free Agency.  We lost more than we won last year, and we beat a team with a QB worse than the NFL play 60 kid!  No one wants to play for our cheap GM!


Sorry, getting that non-sense over here because it's everywhere!


I am pretty happy with the direction this team is going, and I look forward to seeing where we go from here!  It's spring, so I'm allowed to hope!

#3278980 Greg Hardy not getting a warm reception ....

Posted by d-dave on 12 March 2015 - 07:59 AM

So you mean, we're starting to hold athletes accountable for their actions?


What a novel idea...

#3277640 Bill Voth dropping knowledge, perspective and some clarity for the cliff jumpers

Posted by d-dave on 11 March 2015 - 02:25 PM

Yes, Ted "Unreliable hands and punt returner" Ginn, Jr. and Brenton Bersin are "moving up in class."


Michael Oher is better than Bell, but is he better than anyone else on the line at this point?


Cliff-jumping? Statements of fact are statements of fact.



Is Ginn an upgrade over Bersin?  Yes.  Would you pay 4x more for Torrey Smith?


And after you signed Smith for the $9 million a year that he ended up getting, where would the money come from for the $7 million a year for Balugia?  He who has trouble staying healthy and is considered more of a OG than OT?  Do you want to go for any of the other FA OL flops who got cut this year?


We're doing what we can while still remembering we have the contracts for Cam, Luke, Star, JNorman, etc...


I disagree with your assessment of facts over opinions.  Ginn has his best year here.  Oher had his best years under our current OL coach.  Those are opinions as well, but tend to be backed up by facts.  And stuff respected folks (not just trolls like me) have to say on the situations.

#3277582 For all those giving this team a big pat on the back...

Posted by d-dave on 11 March 2015 - 02:12 PM

So I'll keep this short, because some of our members lack the ability to see past their own nose.


Get a grip.  Disagree intelligently and respectfully.  If you truly believe in overpaying for mid tier NFL players, as the Redskins how many super bowls they won doing that yearly?


Open your eyes and look at the reality of the Panthers team, management and situation.  And if they fail, we'll find new coaches and GMs and even a QB if we need to.


Hey, I'm sure Jacksonville could use some more fans so there's plenty of room on their bandwagon!  Get on before they run out of seats! 

#3276712 NFL Free Agency Update Thread

Posted by d-dave on 11 March 2015 - 09:13 AM

Also this:

Steve Smith Sr "Luke Kuechly is killing it and has to be paid as one of best NFL players. If Carolina won't, somebody will"


It's really sweet that Smitty still has an interest in our players, but I have no doubts that part of the reason we aren't going ape-feces crazy in FA is to ensure that Cam and Luke are going to get paid.  It's just a theory I have; it might be crazy!