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Everything posted by SmokinwithWilly

  1. We haven't recovered since David Tepper bought the team.
  2. If by some ungodly reason Bryce goes 1-14 to start the season, we're looking at our own 3-28. As much fun as we've made of them, I'm sure they'd return the favor with just as much enthusiasm.
  3. Time for Ian Thomas to earn his paycheck
  4. Depending on your budget, Walker is the mac daddy of mowers. Mulching mower will run you 14 grand but you'll have a mower that leaves a beautiful finished product. I've run Walker, Toro, Exmark, JD, Gravely, Bad Boy, Spartan and even Cub Cadet. They all have their advantages/disadvantages depending on the type of deck Some stuff to think about before buying. How much grass are you cutting off per mow/ how often? This is relevant to whether you need to bag, mulch or side/rear discharge. What type of soil? Sandy soil will eat up blades. You end up keeping sand in the vortex under the mower and you will sandblast the underside of your deck. Is your land level or rolling? Hinged decks work much better on rolling turf vs floating decks for flatter. Downside, only a few lines run hinged decks and they ain't cheap. Are you doing the maintenance or paying someone else? Look at your most common repair parts for a zero turn, mainly hydros. How much do they run? Are they even available local or online only? There are some mowers that replacing hydros costs more than a new mower. I always buy from a local dealer that stocks parts for whatever I'm buying. I also do this commercially so my standards are a bit higher, but in order, my preference is Walker, Exmark, Toro, Gravely, Spartan, Bad Boy, CC. I won't touch a Craftsman.
  5. Dalton played better in Seattle in a very loud, hostile environment than Bryce had to that point. If the goal was truly about winning, Bryce would have been holding a clipboard until he truly beat out Dalton, which leads me to believe the goal was never about winning and that in itself is a huge problem. Someone, here's looking at you Dave, was trying to prove they knew best and were damn sure going to prove it. 2 wins and 15 losses later, I think we can safely say Bryce wasn't ready to be an immediate NFL starter if winning really was the priority.
  6. One of the worst concussions I ever got was on a kickoff coverage. Me and another guy ran full speed into each other and I damn sure got my bell rung. Seemed like a good idea at the time but it was a dumb ass thing to do. Spent the next few minutes trying to get the world back into focus.
  7. Here's my thing. If you're playing safety and have Bryce passing, you know you can cheat a little towards the line because you have time to catch up. Bryce isn't throwing missles like Cam did. He doesnt have that type of arm. Depending on where he is, you can rule out parts of the field because he's not making a 40 yard pass cross field with serious velocity. An extra half to full second is long time for an NFL level defender to recover. Guys like Josh Allen can flick their wrist of their back foot and toss it 50 yards on a rope. Bryce can't. Defenses know that stuff and can adjust accordingly. That's just basic NFL game planning.
  8. Sure you can. Velocity, angle, air time, loft, accuracy. Every one of these can be measured without a receiver. Either he can get the ball there at an elite level or he can't.
  9. You start by basically ignoing their game stats and start looking at the player in a vacuum. How do they move? How do they set their feet? Throwing motion, field vision, urgency, progression through reads, feel for the rush, everything that is immediately the control of that individual player. Then you start expanding and adding outside factors, like competition level, blitz performance, elite level players faced, stadium environment, coaching, surrounding cast, game plan. Keep adding layers to an onion that all contribute to the whole picture. Bryce himself has questionable height, limited vision, terrible footwork, subpar arm strength, questionable pocket awareness, questionable decision making ability, and lacks physical strength to evade minimal contact without going down. None of those things have anything to do with the players around him. Those things are all Bryce. Can he improve some of those? Yes. Can he do enough to overcome his shortcomings? I don't know, but if he does, I'll be shocked. For the price we paid, he needs to be a legit pro bowl selection for multiple years. Personally, I'm not sure he's even an NFL starter by the time his rookie contract is up.
  10. It's not so much cost prohibitive. Grass needs time root for the demands on football. Soccer doesn't have the grinding and torque on soil so it's not as difficult to play on less rooted turf.
  11. Not really. With the properly engineered system, you can have grass and still have the ability to have concerts, etc. It would just take someone with some inventive ideas on how to do it. I've already thought of how to and while it would require a significant investment, that cost would pale in comparison to losing your franchise QB for a season from growing turf injuries.
  12. If Washington offers their 25' 1st for 33, I'm taking that trade and David goddamn Putney and running.
  13. If his typical hurry up enthusiasm holds true, he should get there by 2026.
  14. He seemed raw for the NFL level but he had those flashes of "it" that you either have or you don't. Steichen was the only choice as HC was Ben Johnson backed out. At 9, I think he would have been fine to sit behind a Darnold and learn until he was up to speed, but in Reich's system, he might have made Mitch Trubisky look like Pat Mahomes.
  15. My choice was AR but only at 9 with no trading up. Big however though, I thought pairing him with Frank Reich would have been a huge mistake because he definitely wasn't the coach to unlock his potential. The biggest concern I had with AR has already come to fruition, that his playing style would land him on IR. He doesn't have the body size to play like Cam did.
  16. ISM. Dude has been electric when he touches the ball, but he rarely gets to touch it for some damn reason. He seems like he's got a huge chip on his shoulder. I'd like to see him more involved in the offense other than just a random play here and there.
  17. Compared to Scott Fitterer, we might indeed know more.
  18. He doesn't always miss games, but the Chargers used him as a decoy a lot because he was playing injured and couldn't go full speed.
  19. Fitts was probably the most successful GM I've seen at getting it wrong. His ability to defy the odds was indeed impressive. A clock is right twice a day, except in the alternate universe that was Scott Fitterer's office.
  20. Who gives a poo about if he's the first pick or not. He's either the best QB to start or he isn't. If he's not giving you the best chance to win, his butt needs to be on the bench. Playing a QB that isn't ready does nothing but hurt your team.
  21. Nyah. It's Bryce ride or die our way to 1st in 2025. Can't afford for him to have any excuses. Personally I think you always try to improve regardless of where they're drafted.
  22. Someone release some bad S2 scores and we can get him at 33
  23. In fairness, huddlers have witnessed the poo show Morgan was part of that led us where we are. Winning the offseason is great. Winning in the regular season is something completely different.
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