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Posted TNtitans on 29 August 2013 - 10:04 AM
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Posted scoop55 on 04 June 2014 - 10:57 PM
I debated hard on at my 3.09 pick whether to take WR Brandon Coleman (a coveted player for me and somewhat sleeper and tandem to my 1.03 Cooks pick) or take a needed QB for depth. Need ruled out and I went with QB Savage as a potential starter as early as late this season or perhaps next season.
Coleman was key though....He's the guy I wanted. Yet, I reasoned that if I didn't get Coleman.....another QB and WR I wanted were still out there and they would be consolation prizes I could live with.
I figured...oh well, I'll take the chance he'll fall to 3.14, my next pick.
3.10 Rhinos picks RB Storm Johnson.
3.11 Monkey picks RB Marion Grice
3.12 Phantom picks WR John Brown
3.13 Vanquish picks WR Shaq Evans
PERFECT. Not one of my circled picks went there. It was beautiful. Freakin Aye!!!!!!
Then something happened. As I was about to take my guy Coleman and complete my perfect draft.....Dave (Jaws't Win) jumps online......immediately chatting that he's up for trading some "late or future late picks for any of the next few picks.......
So my mind wandered. And I wavered off my "plan". I shot him a private chat comment about garnering his next pick plus my 4th and 5th rounders back for 2015.
I surmised that if I trade my pick, I could get his next pick this draft (4.05, just 8 picks later) and garner my late picks for next year. I rationalized that if I did this, my earlier trade with Jaws on moving up to the 1.03 pick (Cooks) would essentially just cost me a 2nd rounder next year and $8 DAD bucks. Pretty good deal, no?
I wasn't really thinking thru it though, because Dave had also made a private comment that he couldn't possibly use all of next year's picks....but I was already hooked on my idea. I probably could have gotten those picks without selling mine.
So I did the deal. After all, I still had my eye on 3 players. What are the chances they would all go in the next 8 picks???
3.14 JAWS picks QB Mettenberger.....no worries, that wasn't my target QB.
3.15 Berlin picks WR Norwood......nope, not either of my WR's.
3.16 Mud picks RB Taliaferro.....freakin awesome.
I've got 5 picks ahead of me....and 3 guys I would take, including my man WR Coleman are still there. And Monkey's picks have been off my radar for 3 days....I wasn't really worried about him.
Ever just know things aren't going to work out in a "moment"??????
4.01.....Casino drafts WR Huff......ouch. But no worries. He was my #2 of the 3 players.
4.02.....Vesper drafts QB Thomas....ouch......but it made sense, because he's got an aging Palmer on his roster about to retire. He was my #3 guy.
And then I text DieNasty (befitting name now) on whether he would "sell" that pick. But I had spent most of Monkey's DAD$ he gave me from trading my 1.08 pick who he later traded to Brentastic to move up to earlier 2nd and 3rd round picks.
I was worried, but I reasoned......really scoop, what are the chances Gamebreaker will take your guy????
I could almost hear his voice as time was running out when he texted "going, going...."
Even then, Gamebreaker still gave me a last shot to pull the trigger on a trade.... asking "Should I go ahead and pick?"
I balked....and alas, I just told him to pick away.
And the rest is history.....
Moral of the story.....TAKE YOUR GUY IF HE'S THERE AND YOU'RE UP!
****** My apologies for the long read.
Posted BA Baracus on 18 December 2014 - 10:21 AM
Crappy TNF games are a good time to score wife points.
Wife: Isn't there football on tonight?
Me: Yes honey, but I'd rather spend the evening with you.
Wife: It must be a hondaty game and you're trying to score Wife points...humph
Posted rajncajn on 01 December 2014 - 01:27 PM
changing. Don't sit back waiting for "God" and the words from a book to change the world, go out and make the change's yourself.
People have been educated and bad things still happen in the world. So how does that make your argument that more education is the answer? By that same argument, I could say that more religion is the answer. And how could you possibly say that nothing has gotten better because of Gospel reading? Watson reads the Gospel, his words were formed based on what he's learned from it. I'm sure Mother Theresa would GREATLY disagree with you there.
"A solution for sin through his son Jesus and with it a transformed
heart and mind. One that's capable of looking past the outward and
seeing what's truly important in every human being."
Some very well-thought-out and poignant words by Watson and, judging by your response, I don't feel like you comprehend them at all. He said nothing about sitting back, praying for change and waiting for God to change the world like you suggest and certainly neither does the Gospel. He's saying by following the Gospel you can change your heart and mind... (to see) what is truly important in every human being. If Michael Brown were a follower of the Gospel as Watson speaks, would he have been where he was? Would he have robbed that store? Would he have attacked that officer? I'm pretty certain he wouldn't. What amount of education up to that point in his life would have changed his course? What class in school would have taught him the difference between wrong and right?
If you study the bible or go to church or were religious at all then you would know that the Gospel doesn't teach you to "just sit back and pray." You have to follow the teachings of the Gospel and live your life in accordance with the scripture, through your thoughts, through your words and actions & in your heart. That idea is driven home to us every time we step into a church, every time we read the Gospel and lay the sign of the cross on our forehead, lips and chest. It is a basic principle of all religions to "practice what you preach." I can't claim the most "religious" person in the world, I don't necessarily believe all of the Bible was written as a true account of history, nor do I completely agree with all of the teachings or interpretations of the church. However, I do believe in the lessons that the Gospel teaches and I do believe that it can have an incredible influence on moral behavior and I do know that anyone living their life in accordance with the teachings of the Gospel would have been exponentially less likely to have found themselves in the situation that happened in Ferguson.
ETA: BTW, a little education and exposure certainly wouldn't hurt towards making the world a better place to live in. So, even though a common cure for the issues that plague our society might not be able to be agreed upon, to dismiss education and exposure as not answers is also ignorant.
The Bible is a book that teaches morality. Agree or not the stories within are fact or fiction, but the idea behind religion is to give people a moral guidance, to give them hope that the world can live in peace and harmony with one-another. Watson's particular religion may not be the answer for all, but it is the answer for him and he proves that by his example. It very well could have been the answer for Michael Brown as well if it had been provided to him.
In my 42 years of life on this Earth, some of the most intelligent and caring people I have ever met are people who have deep faith in their religion. Some of the most vile and disgusting people I have ever known are highly educated and have little to no faith whatsoever.
You don't need teachers and math books, and schools, to learn how to add two and two, but they sure as hell can help you get there.
Posted MTSuper7 on 17 September 2014 - 04:34 PM
Here's a breakdown of what I found:
vs. ATL on 10/7/12 - 9 attempts, 2 to Garcon (came on for an injured RG3)
vs. BAL on 12/9/12 - 2 attempts, 1 to Garcon (came on for an injured RG3)
@. CLE on 12/16/12 - 37 attempts, 12 to Garcon (started and played whole game, went 6-65-0)
@ DEN on 10/27/13 - 9 attempts, 3 to Garcon (came on for an injured RG3)
vs. KC on 12/8/13 - 16 attempts, 3 to Garcon (came on for an injured RG3)
@. ATL on 12/15/13 - 45 attempts, 10 to Garcon (started and played whole game, went 7-129-1)
vs. DAL on 12/22/13 - 36 attempts, 18 to Garcon (started and played whole game, went 11-144-1)
@. NYG on 12/29/13 - 49 attempts, 10 to Garcon (started and played whole game, went 6-56-0)
vs. JAX on 9/14/14 - 33 attempts, 4 to Garcon (came on for an injured RG3)
There are a couple of things that stick out to me from this data (albeit small sample size):
1 - In games where Cousins goes into the week taking reps with the first team, knowing he will start that Sunday, Garcon averaged 12.5 targets. That extrapolates to 200 targets over a 16 game span which would have been 13 more targets than A.J. Green last year who led the NFL at 187 targets.
2 - Garcon averaged over a 7.5-98.5-0.5 line over those starts. That extrapolates to 120-1568-8 over a 16 game span.
3 - In games where Cousins came on in relief prior to this year, he targeted Garcon on just 25% of his passes. That's only 5% fewer than the 30% target rate in games he started.
4 - The 12% target rate from last week's Jacksonville game is the first Cousins game under new head coach Jay Gruden's offensive scheme. For what it's worth, Garcon was targeted on 12 of 37 RG3 passes in week 1 under Gruden's offensive scheme (32.4%).
So is there anything that can be assumed going forward?
This data at least makes me feel like last week was probably an anomaly. Garcon was the most targeted receiver last week, and he has been the most targeted receiver for Cousins in the games that Cousins has started this week. Further, Garcon has led the team in receiving yards in all four of those starts and led them in targets in 3 of the 4 (Santana Moss had 8 catches in the ATL game compared to Garcon's 7). Plus, even though the extrapolated numbers aren't a realistic expecation for what would happen with a Cousins-Garcon 16 game season, it does serve as a reminder that Garcon has a history as the clear cut #1 receiver for the team, and Jay Gruden's Cincinnati offenses ranked higher in each of his successive years in pass attempts, passing TDs and passing yards (and that was on a team that has a really good defense, meaning they weren't throwing out of necessity as often as Washington probably will).
I hope this info is useful to people holding or considering a trade for Garcon. It certainly helped me kill the end of my work day posting this!!!
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BREAKING: Raiders agree to 10-year contract extension with 4th place in the AFC West.
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