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#3260762 Report: Andre Johnson will be released if Texans can’t find trade partner

Posted by MHS831 on Yesterday, 10:25 AM

on any team!!!


would take him in Seattle in a heartbeat if the price was right.


I think he would be a great fit in Seattle.  They are winning now, he is aging, and I can see AJ and RW being on the same page--a lot.

#3260510 Safety Bernard Pollard released

Posted by MHS831 on 02 March 2015 - 11:20 PM

one retrospective review identified 31 Achilles tendon ruptures in NFL players over a five-year period.. nearly 36% of affected players never return to playing at the NFL level.3



#3260049 Tampa attempting to trade OT Anthony Collins

Posted by MHS831 on 02 March 2015 - 03:45 PM

If you were one of the people bashing Gettlemen for not selling the farm for Collins, please go ahead and own up to it and start the healing process.

#3258543 Let's talk Kony Ealy

Posted by MHS831 on 01 March 2015 - 12:39 PM

Personally, I think Ealy needs time to develop, and playing him is how that will happen.  So much depends on his strength---


We need to remember that Alexander could be available, and he will be in his fourth year.  Addison is a good situational pass rusher. 


Pass pressure from the inside is how this team beats people.  Go back and watch the tape--when the qb cannot step up into pocket, our DEs eat.

#3256367 Offensive Line Ranked #22 in 2014 (Down from #7 in 2013)

Posted by MHS831 on 27 February 2015 - 10:44 AM

Our o-line was better in 2013, but no way in hell was it 7th best in the league.  For some reason they gave us and absolute ridiculous run-blocking grade for 2013 that really inflated the overall score.


Anyone who watched us in 2013 knows we were nowhere near as good at run-blocking as PFF made us out to be.  They make out like we were godly at run-blocking that season.


And we DAMN sure weren't the overall 22nd best line the league this past season.  For about a 8-9 game stretch we had about one of the worst offensive lines I've ever seen.  Couldn't pass block at all, couldn't run block... the only thing they were even remotely good at was not getting penalized, but even then Byron still found a way.


Their o-line rankings are always very suspect.

In 2013, they had to get a lot of credit when Cam went on 30-yard scampers, when they were the reason he had to. 


I agree with you on both counts.  I do not know their history of rating OL play and I do not really have a knowledge of every other team, so I was not going to speak out about it.   However, the point here is--when we add a WR weapon, a solid blocking/h-back/fullback, upgrade at the RB position (which we did when Stew got healthy) and a T to a healthy Cam Newton, this offense will be significantly upgraded.  Heck, if we had the same OL this year and the same WR corps we would be better in 2015 simply because Cam would be healthy and the rookies (Norwell, Turner, Brown, and Benjamin) will be experienced. 


There is reason to feel optimistic about this offense in 2015.

#3256269 Offensive Line Ranked #22 in 2014 (Down from #7 in 2013)

Posted by MHS831 on 27 February 2015 - 09:17 AM


(this article is a bit old, so if it has been discussed, I could not find it, I apologize to you and whatever God you worship, and please do not feel the tremendous obligation to read on)


22. Carolina Panthers (7th)

Pass Blocking Ranking: 27th, Run Blocking Ranking: 15th, Penalties Ranking: 3rd

Stud: While his work in pass protection was suspect, you have to appreciate the run blocking of Ryan Kalil that contributed to his +6.6 grade.

Dud: The move to left tackle was no easier for Byron Bell (-33.4) who continues to give up too much pressure.

Breakdown: All things considered, this could have been a lot worse. After losing studs Jordan Gross and Travelle Wharton to retirement and dealing with injuries during the season, they tried a number of different combinations with more success than you had any right to imagine. A bit of special praise here for the pickup of Andrew Norwell who has been something of a revelation.


Comments:  This is interesting because we should be able to see upgrades across the board.  When I see that we were ranked #7 in 2013, I am a bit shocked.  We had Bell at RT, Silatolu/Wharton at LG, Gross was on the decline of his career, and RG was by committee (Scott, Chandler, Bond).  Hats off to Matsko and to Cam Newton for freezing the defensive pressure.  In 2014, Cam was injured and defenses could pin their ears back.  


This year, the OL should be better in nearly every aspect.  Kalil is still rather solid-no longer elite, but he was flanked by 2 rookies for much of the season.  The two rookie Guards really stepped up in 2014, showing they belong.  Next season, I expect them to be more comfortable with the offense and more experienced.  Rookie linemen are often targets for the DL, so we endured in 2014.  Heck, Remmers was even a rookie in terms of experience.  He did OK in pass protection but was a liability in the run game.  I wonder if he would not be the same on the left side, where his body seems more suited to play.  Having said that, finding a RT is much easier than a LT.  I would still bring in a developmental LT (rookie, in other words) because Remmers would be an awesome backup OT. 


Having said all that, I expect both G positions to be upgrades in 2015 due to experience.  Kalil should continue to anchor, and we should see upgrades in talent at both Tackle spots--even if the best we can do is move Remmers to LT--still an upgrade.


There are other factors that will improve the OL play.   First, people do not realize how much Brockel helps us.  When he went down, we struggled more.  Secondly, Cam was dinged and the defenses knew it.  His run threat was not a concern.  Third, the upgrade at RB (Williams was 31 and played like it; Tolbert and Stew were hurt much of the season) will help.  In addition, another WR weapon will help Cam get rid of the ball sooner and keep Safeties out of the box. 


I would first like to take my hats off to coach Matsko for taking what we had and doing better than 9 other offensive lines.  In addition, for having the 7th OL last year with the issues we had at G and RT.  Amazing that the unit was ranked 7th.


I would also like to say that these are the reasons I expect, barring injury, that the OL will be one of the best in 2015.  It could be that we are 1 player away.


Just my perspective.

#3255004 Ted Ginn leaning towards going home to Cleveland

Posted by MHS831 on 26 February 2015 - 09:28 AM

First Duron Carter and now this?!!!....


...Get those police cars back or I will jump.

#3254998 WTF is this about a Dez Bryant video worse than Ray Rice's?

Posted by MHS831 on 26 February 2015 - 09:18 AM


Annnnnnnd it starts.

Looks like someone called the cops to report a woman being dragged from one car to another, but Dez and his friends all said it was someone else doing the dragging. Because of the media's hyperbolic irresponsible reporting of the Greg Hardy case, I'm gonna give Dez the benefit of the doubt until a video pops up.

But these media types are relentless so if a video does in fact exist, Dez is fuged.


So the way I see this, peeking through the journalistic hype and chest pounding, is that there is possibly a video in NFL hands that contains some evidence of who it was that dragged the female, even though everyone involved, including the female, denies that an assault took place or anyone dragged the female anywhere (?). 


I am going to read this again, but if true, and Dez did this, it is worse because it is kidnapping and possibly assault.  This is me talking--have not heard that word (kidnapping) anywhere else, but if she was abducted against her will, forced into another car, and removed from the parking lot--even if she was returned---it is worse than Ray Rice.


Extending your thought, Monsta, the media sure has changed a lot since I was a kid.  Too often, they are not reporting the news, but making it.  The way they reported the recent cases involving police shootings and then pointing camera crews at the mobs (the mobs they created) was no less than building the stage for a play.  We now have to question everything we read, even from CNNs and ABCs because they are all chasing advertising dollars.  Personally, I feel sorry for Dez--I do not like to see lives ruined for amusement purposes.  However, if he did this, that will change--when I have proof. 

#3254511 Panthers interested in bringing back Ted Ginn

Posted by MHS831 on 25 February 2015 - 07:05 PM

Browns sales pitch:  Here, we promise that the GM will not text you or anyone else on the sideline during the game.  You have our GM's guarantee.


Here, we have a rigorous offseason program with our QB.  It is a 12-step program, and it is rigorous.


Here in Cleveland, We will be sporting new uniforms.  We changed our facemasks from gray to brown. 







#3254304 WTF is this about a Dez Bryant video worse than Ray Rice's?

Posted by MHS831 on 25 February 2015 - 04:17 PM

Schefter confirmed rumor of the video. The vid shows Dez Bryant having sex with a 10-year old.


Sick.  If true, he slides below Ray Carruth and Aaron Hernandez on the NFL scumbag totem pole.



Character doesn't matter, though, in the NFL

#3253782 WTF is this about a Dez Bryant video worse than Ray Rice's?

Posted by MHS831 on 25 February 2015 - 09:07 AM

Home movie of him with a prostitute, and when he turned on the light, we learn that the prostitute was actually.....


Sorry.  Bad, Bad, Jeff Ireland joke.

#3253297 Falcons could lose a second or third round pick

Posted by MHS831 on 24 February 2015 - 06:28 PM

I really wish people would stop calling everything something "gate". I'm not calling out Mr. Scott, just the people who come up with the poo.


I am calling him out for this crap.  Scottgate is what I am going to call it.




Seriously, it is ridiculous.

#3252371 Shaq Thompson In The First?

Posted by MHS831 on 24 February 2015 - 08:49 AM

Did not read the entire thread, but he ran a 4.7 at the combiine.  However, he plays faster, in my opinion.  He wants to play LB, not SS.  A lot of people are going to regret not drafting this guy.

#3252361 The RB that replaces Williams is...

Posted by MHS831 on 24 February 2015 - 08:41 AM

No offense because you are all entitled to your opinions and could be right, but to me, you can find a better back in the draft and pay that back a fifth of what you would pay a free agent. 


Furthermore, nobody thinks about a RBs blocking and receiving skills much, but they are important. 


The draft is loaded at RB this year.  A fourth or fifth rounder would cost about $500K. 


If I were a gm, I am not sure that I would have a RB on a second contract.  Fresh legs, low cap. I will get my 4 years (like a college) and wave bye bye.  Rarely does a RB earn his second contract.  Lynch and Peterson are probably exceptions.

#3252354 D Will says Panthers didn't reach out to him when his mother died

Posted by MHS831 on 24 February 2015 - 08:33 AM

She was/is the reason the NFL wears pink in October--maybe DWIll expected more of a tribute than he got.  I dunno.  All I know is this:  It is a very emotional time for DWill and I know he is in pain.  He has to know that his career is probably done.  His mother recently passed.  Probably a bad idea to go social media with the venting, but I do not think Jerry Richardson is at the source of his pain.  The realities of life are.  He aged out at the same time his mom died.  That is tough.


You have to remember that this is his side of the story.  I doubt Mr. Richardson offers a reaction.