Don’t Try This At Home: Garrett, Hall (Texas A&M)

-by Hugo

EDGE Myles Garrett
Texas A&M
6’4” 272#, with unusually long arms.
Lined up at RDE for the Aggies in a 4 point stance on early downs, and a 2 point stance on some passing downs where TAMU showed blitz. Occasionally inside.

Pros:

  • Quick off the ball, usually the first man moving.
  • Stays low into blocker. Fantastic pad level.
  • Gets a lot of push when he wants to keep tackles in front of him. Lots of lower body strength.
  • Equally proficient at winning inside and outside.
  • Heavy-handed, staves blockers off his frame as he knifes into the backfield.
  • Strong run defender. Doesn’t get sealed off, tied up the double teams that SEC competition often dedicated to him with his quickness.
  • Doesn’t end up on the ground much. Handles cut blocks well.

Cons:

  • Isn’t active with his hands. Lets himself get caught by tackles. Doesn’t fight to get off blocks.
  • Tight-hipped by the standards of elite defensive end prospects. Stiffer than, say, Ezekiel Ansah or Khalil Mack. Screaming around the edge is not likely to be his strong suit. He’s “good enough” in that area.
  • Needs to develop a counter move that complements his power-based game better than the spin move.

Garrett might not fulfill the “next big thing” expectations that have been bestowed upon him by the NFL media, but it’s hard to watch him play without concluding that he is the most valuable prospect in the nation. In the NFL, he should move around the line often. Asking him to rush from right end over and over is a waste of his skill set. I do wish he’d use his hands with more ferocity. He reminds me a bit of onetime first overall pick Mario Williams. A similar career arc would not surprise me.

EDGE Daeshon Hall
Texas A&M
6’5” 266#, with unusually long arms. Has filling out left.
Lined up at LDE for the Aggies, both in 4 point stance and standing up. Had the odd coverage responsibilities. Was a LB early in his career but gained a lot of weight and moved to the DL.

Pros:

  • Plays with a wide base, and with very good pad level.
  • Was a linebacker before he started bulking up, and his experience at linebacker shows. Very good tackler in space for a defensive lineman.
  • Has the “bend” to turn a small window into an angle towards the quarterback. Light on his feet. Outstanding athlete with both power and agility.
  • Has a closing gear in space, can chase plays down from the backside, or close in on a quarterback really fast if he gets an angle.
  • Flashes the ability to split double teams. Uses his long arms effectively to keep blockers out of his frame.
  • Shows a swim move a few times and has success with it. Not sure why we didn’t see it more often.
  • Has some functional upper body strength, showed the ability to rock back offensive tackles with his initial punch.

Cons:

  • Aggressively attacks half his man, will have to play under control better on early downs.
  • Lacks strength. Can hold his ground with pad level when blockers are in front of him, but when he isn’t moving forwards and he can’t dig his heels in, he gets sealed off consistently.
  • Average snap anticipation. Doesn’t jump the snap count often. Rarely the first man moving (although being on the same line as Garrett makes it hard).
  • On the ground often. Struggles with cut blocks, and his reliance on playing low exposes him to losing his balance.
  • Did not face double teams, as a courtesy of having the most feared pass rusher in the nation across from him.
  • Probably doesn’t matter since he won’t in the NFL either, but worth noting.

Based on his background and profile in the draft media, I was expecting Hall to look like a project or a workout warrior who has no football smarts. But it looks like he can really play. Hall is a traditional RDE in the mold of Chandler Jones and Ezekiel Ansah. His game is surprisingly mature and his frame looks like it should support solid strength gains in the NFL. Expect to hear his name a lot more as the draft approaches.

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New Orleans Cap Space

Offense: $80,703,576 Defense: $57,788,415 Special: $5,705,000
Team Salary Cap: $168,890,823
Team Cap Space: $13,145,554

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They signed Manziel??Report

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Coaches will still have the same number of challenges!Report

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even the 2 point conversion becomes tougher with the new PAT ruleReport

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He wouldn’t intentionally make life more difficult for himself. He thought since Gost could make 30 yd FGs in his sleep, backing the extra point up wouldn’t effect him one single bit. He was wrong.
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He wouldn’t be in the slot. He would be the #2 CB with help over the top. If he’s motivated, it could work out well. Maybe he doesn’t want his career to end like it did last year. And maybe he doesn’t want the last memory of him being involved in an alleged beatdown of a couple losers (even though all charges were dismissed).Report

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Both Joneses.Report

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It wouldn’t be either or because they wouldn’t be cut. As BSJ says, let them compete so that there is no question.Report

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Well, you won’t really know that until you bring him in and let them compete. Plus, Rowe and Jones could learn something from a future HOFer.Report

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Higher floor than Rowe, definitely. But if Rowe can show that his improvement in performance at the end of last year wasn’t a fluke then he’s pretty good.
You can’t have enough CBs either way.Report

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If he’s truly motivated, probably. Wouldn’t cost them much of anything to find out though.Report

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If he is motivated, I am sure he can make it work.Report

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He won’t be joining the Pats though. We already know how this story turns out. Jim endorses him, so now it’s a #BoSoxJinxReport

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It’s very low risk and potentially high reward for the Patriots. Woody would be paying practically all of his salary. Worst case is that he doesn’t have anything left and he bombs out of TC. Pats would lose relatively nothing.Report

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Not to mention another middle finger to the JetsReport

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BB would love nothing more (other than another SB ring that is).Report

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He’d need to lose quite a bit of weight to do so…Report

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Can he play DE?Report

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until butler’s instagram yesterday, i thought there was a chance he played this year under his $4m tender – now i think it’s just a matter of the pats and saints making sure the trade passes the nfl sniff test (don’t want to be accused of circumventing the RFA rules)Report

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Unless we get 32 back as minimum it will not happen.Report

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I think he’s gone.Report

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Dust off the Revis #24 jersey? ————>Report

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And dust off this awesome video (SFW):

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Let me guess: Moss burning RevisReport

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No, the most awesome video ever.Report

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It really is.Report

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I would rather they didn’t.Report

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Not sure if Patricia is there to evaluate the QB 🙂Report

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The thing no one seems to consider about the Butler situation is that for NOLA to sign him, they need to clear over $10 million in cap space. That’s not easy to do, and it certainly can’t happen quickly. So it is completely unsurprising that nothing has happened yet. But that doesn’t mean that the pendulum has swung and Butler is likely to stay in NE. I still have it at 75% that he’s in NOLA next season.Report

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I don’t even care anymore.

If Butler wants to go, thanks for the rings and getcha money man.

I’ve long made my peace with it….we just better get the #11 overall.Report

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Never give up!Report

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Naw, I get it. He’s an “older” young player that wants to get paid.

He’s already done so much for NE, I’m more than okay with him departing for “greener” pastures.Report

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I hired Leslie Knope to keep anybody (except the Pats) from getting Butler….
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Trading #11 overall for Butler isn’t worth it and I’m sure New Orleans knows that.Report

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no chance the Saints gives up the #11 pick – it potentially represents a great player at short $ under their control for a while – you don’t trade that away for a player you are giving a lot of $ to (unless it’s a QB)Report

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They don’t need the cap space to sign him though. Most deals have small cap hits in year 1. According to Miguel, the Pats typically have only 13% of a deal’s total cap in year 1 and that’s on the high end. As BSJ suggested a team could easily sign Butler to a big deal with the first year coming in under $10M on the books.Report

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Is that 25% up from when we debated this last Friday?Report

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They don’t have to clear $10MM cap space this year. They can have his 1st year a relatively low cap hit by making most of his 1st year salary part of his signing bonus. It’s the years after they have to worry about (and what gets them into trouble all the time).Report

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They only need the amount that Butler would take up for this year’s cap which is not guaranteed to be 10M. Secondly, one million reporters have already mentioned itReport

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NO one here mentions it ever, besides me. Go take a look at the type of deals CBs are getting, and how much up front money there is. It would be quite difficult for NOLA to structure a deal that didn’t have a cap hit near $10 million. For example, in Gilmore’s deal, he has an $18 million signing bonus (cap hit prorated over 5 years, so that’s a $3.6 million hit in 2017, plus a base salary of $4.5 million in 2017, which makes his 2017 hit $8 million.Report

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But it does not need to be that way though. They could make the base salary the minimum, and push the difference to next year’s. Granted, that would make next year’s bad (and the Saints seem to have mastered that art).Report

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And the cap increases every year, Neil.
Nobody ever said it would be smart for NO to do this, but we all know that NO isn’t smart when it comes to the cap.Report

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I’m not saying they can’t or won’t do it. I think they will figure out something. If you read my OP, I said I think there’s a 75% chance Butler plays in NOLA next year. I’m just tired of reading here that because the deal hasn’t happened already, it won’t. NOLA needs to get their cap under control before it can be completed. So this delay is totally logical, and should not be taken as evidence that Butler is staying.Report

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People are trying way too hard to read the tea leaves one way or the other. There’s a lot of time for a deal to happen and a lot to navigate if it does.Report

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You expect us to read stuff? 🙄

🙂Report

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http://www.providencejournal.com/sports/20170322/patriots-offseason-still-has-plenty-to-watch-for

I still think the Patriots could recoup draft picks if they want to. I don’t want them to not have a #1 pick two years in a row.

I think Daniels is a good writer that always seems to bring up good points.Report

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How have the couple of first round picks worked for us anyways? Brandin Cooks is our first round pick. He’s a stud. Not worried about that.Report

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A stud we might only have for 2 years (or less).
I think their 1st rounders have done alright over the years (primarily on defense). Unless I misunderstood your first sentence.Report

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Over the years, the picks have been great. Stellar. Lately, there was Easley and Brown. Not exactly irreplaceable, if we hadn’t had the picks.Report

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Brown keeps improving. He’s already one of the better run stoppers in the NFL.
They overdrafted Easley (who actually had a pretty good year with the Rams).
But why only go back a couple years. Not long before that they got HT & Jones. Jones was never one of my favorites, but you can’t say they wasted a late 1st on him.Report

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Cook’s trade only make sense if NE get back the 1st pick through Butler. Basically a swap between Butler and Cook.Report

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But NEs track record of drafting WRs is abysmal, so unlikely they would have drafted a WR that could contribute immediately.Report

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All of their 5 SB wins came without a stud, 1st round WR on board. BB doing this goes against everything he has ever done in the past.Report

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I agree with that point. I think Cook’s acquisition is more about a tweak in offensive philosophy, shifting to more 4 WR sets.Report

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So are you dumping RBs or TEs to be able to hold at least 5-6 WRs (not counting Slater) on your roster?Report

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Rob Housler is a TE that probably won’t make the team and I doubt DJ Foster at RB is a lock. Cut him and they are down to 3 RBs.Report

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How would that help? You are then left with Burkhead (an unknown), Lewis (an injury waiting to happen), and White (who is a RB in name only). Both Gronk and Allen have a history of getting injured.

What if they want to draft some of their replacements this year? No place to put them.Report

BoSoxJim
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Who is their GL/3rd down back going to be?Report

Neil X
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You are one helmet catch from being wrong about this.Report

BoSoxJim
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Even if you want to go there, then it would be 1 of 6. Meaning 5 of 6were won without a 1st round stud WR.Report

JLStokes
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To be fair, they aren’t exactly suffering without them.Report

BoSoxJim
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If they are going to be throwing players out of the game for head shots more regularly, then they must make that play reviewable.Report

Neil X
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Yes.Report

hugowasmyhomeboy
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The replays going to NY by default is idiocracy level stuff. Why can’t a ref, who’s actually a ref – and who is on the field – make the call?Report

Neil X
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I don’t really have a problem with it. This should be much faster, and is a ref really better qualified to look at a replay than the guy in the booth? The ref will be in the loop with a pad. I think this is an improvement, frankly.Report

hugowasmyhomeboy
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I think the head referee is eminently qualified to look at a replay and have the final say. They have years of experience on the field and long track records.Report

Neil X
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But you didn’t respond to what I wrote. Sure, the ref is qualified to look at a replay, but so are any number of other people, and the new configuration will undoubtedly speed up the game. It’s a win/win.Report

hugowasmyhomeboy
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But that is where we disagree. I don’t think that any number of people are equally qualified to look at a replay. They don’t have the authority figure status that the head refs do.
Football refereeing is inherently subjective. To me it makes sense for navigating that subjectivity to be the responsibility of the refs on the field, who are at the game, who have long track records of making these decisions, and who are in practice (maybe not in theory) the best of the best at their profession.Report

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Not all of them, Hugo. There have been quite a few over the years that didn’t know their ass from their elbows.Report

Panic Time
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Do you really know who is in the booth making the decisions? Do you trust the NFL with any behind the scene decision?Report

cqrun
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Ernie Adams?Report

JLStokes
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They should have a “centralized ref” in the booth at the stadium during every game.

Makes zero sense for 1 guy to do it all.Report

BoSoxJim
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I’ve wanted that for a long time. Like in college football.Report

Neil X
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Who says it will only be one guy doing it all?Report

BoSoxJim
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Didn’t they say that Blandino would have the final say on each call?Report

Neil X
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He’s not the guy sitting at the screens., he’s a supervisor of the guys sitting at the screens, of which there will be several.Report

BoSoxJim
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Right. But I thought Blandino makes the final decision of whether a call is upheld or not.Report

NHBruh
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I would guess that he “owns” the decision, but most likely will be “called” by the person at the screen and will only go to Blandino if they are unsure. At least I hope.Report

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Logically, you would think that’s how it would go. Especially if you had more than 1 challenge at the same time.
But this is the NFL. Their higher ups want all the control they can get. They will say it guarantees uniformity of decisions.Report

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Given the inconsistencies between multiple on-field refs, I can see why “centralizing” it would make the calls more consistent. But I would rather invest in training the on-field refs or simplifying the rules or making the rules better defined and precise, so they are more consistent to begin with.Report

hugowasmyhomeboy
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I think it’s trying to solve a problem that doesn’t exist, to be honest.
The refs aren’t perfect because there is fundamental error in refereeing. Especially at game speed.
People b*tched about the referees. Then they b*tched about the replacement referees. Now we have a suit in NY whose supposed to do their job for them? They’ll b*tch about that too. The common denominator is the b*tching.
I’m not against having replay. It’s definitely helped the refs get it right. But at some point you have to stop trying to “fix” a problem that you don’t have a better answer for.Report

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inherent subjectivity can never be removedReport

hugowasmyhomeboy
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Yep, so much of it is subjective. It’s just the height of absurdity to me that we can’t just have the refs… referee. No, there have to be checks and balances. It’s a f*cking sporting event.Report

Neil X
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Seems to me there are way more things in the NFL more worthy of your ire than this.Report

hugowasmyhomeboy
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The exact development is insignificant. It’s the fact that this is seen as a problem that confounds me. People don’t give the refs any respect. It’s a difficult job and I bet if most fans tried to do it themselves they’d fail spectacularly.Report

HunterCenter
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Colts and Ravens fans need a Safe SpaceReport

NHBruh
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Manziel to the Saints? Interesting.Report

Jdog Lemon Head
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More trade ammo for Butler 🙂Report

Panic Time
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Blandino makes all replay calls just like Goodell makes all arbitration calls. The game of pro football has been taken off the field. Matter of time before they hire a Hollywood screenwriter to come up with a football season.Report

Jdog Lemon Head
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Maybe it’ll be Matt Damon and Ben Affleck so we can get some favoritismReport

NHBruh
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Got to have Wahlberg involved somehow.Report

BoSoxJim
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We can’t be sure if he’ll stay for an entire game though.Report

Jdog Lemon Head
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Just make sure his kid isn’t “sick”Report

Jdog Lemon Head
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Would Boston ever hold an NFL draft? Would be funny to see what happens if Goodell came to BostonReport

BoSoxJim
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Celts looking good. A bit sloppy and careless with the TOs yesterday but I like their ball movement and trusting their teammates.Report

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We’re tied in the win column with the Cavs but they have 2 games in hand. Celts do have the easiest schedule going forward so it’s possible for the #1 seed but I’m not expecting #1…I’ll be happy with #2.Report

MasterAndCommander
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Crickets??Report

BoSoxJim
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MasterAndCommander
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“FEATURED”Report

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asparker24
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So who are the site favorites in the draft year? I’m going to guess Obi Melinfonehevbxwu is one..Report

hugowasmyhomeboy
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I liked Jourdan Lewis a lot before he got hit with a domestic violence charge.Report

asparker24
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Puts him off the table I’d thinkReport

hugowasmyhomeboy
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I like Adoree Jackson and Daeshon Hall a lot more than their “rankings”. But I’m not convinced that they are actually buy-lows come the draft.Report

asparker24
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He was the first player I got pumped about too. Oddly there aren’t any WR I love this year. I would very nearly kill for Fournette or Mayo.Report

hugowasmyhomeboy
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Of the guys I’ve looked at (mostly DB/DL) I think Hooker, Garrett, and Lattimore are blue chip talents.
Fournette isn’t bad per se but I would never, ever spend a high pick on him. Honestly would prefer Howard even.Report

asparker24
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Obviously Garrett. I just think Fournette is a different type of human. Howard an incredible athlete. Watching Fournette end the life of a linebacker then out run a cornerback in the same run is some amazing stuff.Report

hugowasmyhomeboy
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He’s too linear for me. He can’t make people miss in the hole. I just think if you’re going to feature him you need to feed, feed, feed him the rock. At which point you’re going to start getting into Ewing theory.Report

asparker24
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On the other hand, Pats gave Blount like 300 carries, to no detriment to the team.Report

hugowasmyhomeboy
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Blount wasn’t even the #1 RB on the team snapwise over the course of the season. He goes entire games without spending much time on the field.
When you signed a guy with 100k guaranteed off the street to fill a role like that, it’s one thing. Top 10 pick?
Fournette is similar to Blount tbh.Report

asparker24
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Don’t necessarily disagree. Just like watching hyper violent offensive players.Report

asparker24
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Not Mayo, Howard. Stupid OJsReport

asparker24
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This whole lack of early round picks thing takes some of the sizzle out of draft season.Report

asparker24
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I hope not. QBs too important if you think you have a good one. Anything can happen over the course of a season.Report

hugowasmyhomeboy
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6 way trade. Each team gets 1/5th of him.Report

asparker24
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I’m now at the point that I desperately want Cleveland to be good. Go Sashi, Go!Report

asparker24
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Fully believe that Sashi convinced ownership to spend $16m on a second round pick, and what the hell, at worst you’ve got a backup QB if you don’t cut him.Report

asparker24
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Cold…Report

hugowasmyhomeboy
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Yikes. That Tarik Cohen dude looks like a video game. But you have to take college running backs who have a nice highlight reel with a grain of salt without knowing if they can do system things, run behind a line, etc. Roy Finch can do this stuff and he couldn’t make it out of camp.Report

asparker24
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Yeah, he was abusing future managers of your local Mattress Firm there. Fun to watch though. 10+ inch hands too, which is wild for a 5’6 guy.Report

asparker24
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And before you get to thinking I’m being condescending. I managed your local Mattress King for 3 years. Step down from The Firm.Report

asparker24
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One player I want for Pats.. Curtis Samuel. Now he just has to somehow last until the 3rd…Report

asparker24
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Haha. Also, if you just wanna watch a really small human do fun stuff on a football field, check out Tarik Cohen.Report

asparker24
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Tiny. Massive hands though. Like a less built and slightly less explosive Sproles.Report

Neil X
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This is known clinically as “Herny Syndrome.”Report

asparker24
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How about the injustice of guest status? Been around these parts since pre-facebook ESPN days. I’m like the patsfootballfans Rodney Dangerfield…Report

asparker24
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YesReport

asparker24
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Now I haveReport

asparker24
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NoooopeReport

asparker24
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Will do. Thanks.Report

SamiG
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what an unspeakable catastrophe.Report

Mattsky
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I had a driver’s licence picture in the 90s with a black eye.Report

hugowasmyhomeboy
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Mug shot can be a compliment…Report

hugowasmyhomeboy
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Oh, no. But kindergartners are also less qualified to appraise photos.Report

hugowasmyhomeboy
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Kids….Report

asparker24
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I still have hair in my license photo….Report

Neil X
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Really? I’m totally shaggy. Full head of hair. Benefit of being a hippie in my youth and not cutting my hair for over a decade.Report

asparker24
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Man, what’s a asparker24 gotta do to get a membership to this motha? I’ve “contacted us” like 3 times already.Report

Neil X
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This means that you’ve never clicked the “Donate” button up top.Report

asparker24
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That’s true. I never have.Report

Mattsky
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Mattsky
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Mattsky
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Send me a $100 and I’ll try and pull a few strings for you.. 😉 Good to see you here.Report

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hey, turn off the lights and maybe he’ll think nobody’s home…..Report

asparker24
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Don’t necessarily want my digital Life to reflect my actual life…Report

SamiG
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this guy^Report

SamiG
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beer, lets get one dayReport

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BoSoxJim
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Do you have the hookers and farm animals ready to go?Report

SamiG
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yes, in fact im uhh….testing them out…Report

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Is this code for your balls are shrinking due to steroid use?Report

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😯Report

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Guerschon Yabusele is being interviewed at the C’s game! Hugo is his homeboy.Report

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