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  1. You guys have been very kind to Elway. He royally f-d up in trading up into round 1 for Paxton Lynch. Nobody crucifying him for that whereas Jets GM was skewered for drafting hackenberg late in round 2. Elway must have a teflon shield around him. You guys should be furious. He was a way better QB than GM.
  2. Jets fans getting very excited! Watch Brian Baldinger's assessment of Darnold (along with some rare praise from Josh Norman):
  3. By: Henry McKenna | 21 hours ago There were a few things to like about Baker Mayfield during the first episode of HBO’s “Hard Knocks.” But there was so much more to like about Jarvis Landry. The Cleveland Browns receiver was set up by the showrunners to be the most likable character, not only because of his talent but also his persona. It’s so easy to like Landry, whose mentality upended the status quo of the Browns’ losing franchise during one of the receiver meetings. Landry delivered an epic and exasperated speech. The veteran receiver seemed done with his position-mates taking off practices with injuries Landry seemed to think were fake. Landy’s message comes in the same episode where the coaches make it clear: the Browns need to get tougher if they’re going to win a game in 2018, something they couldn’t do in 2017. Landry and the coaches are on the same page. Mayfield, meanwhile, hasn’t gotten there yet. The rookie quarterback got challenged by his coach Hue Jackson, and didn’t seem to rise to the occasion. Jackson approached Mayfield one morning at the start of practice to see when he woke up. Mayfield tried to dodge the question, but eventually explained he tends to get to the facility two hours before practice. “You ever come in with your boy, [Tyrod Taylor],” Jackson asked. Taylor is the veteran who Mayfield intends to beat in the quarterback competition. (During the episode, Landry touts Taylor for working tirelessly at every hour of the day by showing up first and leaving last.) “He does his own little workouts in the morning,” Mayfield responded. “Where’s your core workout in the morning? You start starting your career now. It’s a competition. Everything you do, baby. You know how they do it. Why not?” Jackson asked. Mayfield walked away without a comment. I repeat: The first-overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft was asked to work harder. And he had no answer but to walk away. The show highlighted a nice drive by Mayfield where he demonstrated strong leadership and execution with the second team offense. But he was still running with the second team. Taylor, the man reporting to work earlier than Mayfield, was running with the No. 1 offense. Mayfield is still figuring out how to be a professional — and, frankly, an adult. That’s fair. He’s 23 years old. Landry, meanwhile, has it figured out. He’s the hero the Browns deserve. He’s the one they so desperately need.
  4. Baldinger on Darnold

  5. Guice torn ACL

    terrible news for the kid. I had my eyes on him for a rookie draft. Was thinking he was the 2nd best rookie RB. Now I plan to draft him late and IR him for next year, but it's all a matter of who wants to sacrifice the earleiesrt pick to do so because no doubt there ore others looking to do same.
  6. wut? Ronald Jones is not a known pass-catcher. Montgomery was a (mediocre) WR before Green Bay converted him. They are nothing alike, IMO.
  7. Corey Coleman traded to Bills

    Calloway should claim that Josh Gordon planted the pot under the seat. Baker Mayfield is teaching them how to run from the police. However, the police showed a better 40 time than Mayfield, so maybe that's not such a good idea. Meanwhile, Coleman is laughing his arse off.
  8. Your Homer Team Training Camp Chatter

    Not much else to report about Jets camp, except rookie TE Chris Herndon is flashing well out there. He will likely face a suspension at some point due to his horrible DUI arrest (way over the limit and involved in an accident at 5 am on I-80). All the reports about Bridgewater doing well too. I think most of that is hype because Bridgewater will likely be trade bait after a QB or 2 go down with injuries elsewhere. Bridgewater looked no more than average to me when I went to camp last week.
  9. Your Homer Team Training Camp Chatter

    For the first time in what seems like decades, there is a love fest happening at Jets camp between the usually ascerbic beat reporters and this young team. I've been to camp only once so far this year, but follow the plethora of tweets from all the beat reporters and from Jetsnation.com. There hasn't been this much positivity in many, many years. 1st and foremost, Darnold, after having missed the first 2.5 days of practice while his agent hammered out some contract language, has been getting the majority of reps, and many with 1st team. 2nd: keep your eyes on RB Trenton Cannon. He is impressing out there every single day. Two plays on this drive Darnold has bought extra time before throwing it away out of bounds...small but important for a rookie, not forcing throws or throwing picks, willing to get to the next play #JetsCamp #Jets Rookie Trenton Cannon is lighting it up at RB. He will be the #3 behind Crowell and Bilal Powell for sure. I think Rawls gets cut within the next week or two. Canon has shown he can pick up the blitz as well. typical tweet for Cannon:
  10. Come on Jets.... You don't have to be a genius to figure this out (slotting is a beautiful thing. Best CBA provision ever!) 1. Mayfield - $32,683,000 fully guaranteed (includes $21,849,000 signing bonus) 2. Barkley - $31,195,000 fully guaranteed (includes $20,767,000 signing bonus) 3. Darnold - 4. Ward - (just signed - waiting for details) 5. Chubb - $27,271,000 fully guaranteed (includes $17,914,000 signing bonus) 6. Nelson - $23,899,000 fully guaranteed (includes $15,454,000 signing bonus) 7. Allen - (just signed - waiting for details) 8. R. Smith -
  11. RIP Tony Sparano

    what's the over-under on the settlement amount? RIP Tony. Such a sad loss.
  12. RIP Tony Sparano

    He died of heet disease, per the latest report. Hospital sent him home. We'll let the lawyers provide the proof of incompetence, which I have no doubt they will before the inept hospital insurer settles.
  13. RIP Tony Sparano

    he went to the hospital on Thursday complaining of chest pains. Released. Sent home. 2 days later: fatal coronary. The malpractice lawyers should be lining up at the Sparano family's front door. RIP Tony. He was a good guy as reported by everyone who ever worked with him or knew him.
  14. Kenneth Dixon

    avoiding all aspects of Ravens offense. If you think RB is bad, just check out the other positions.
  15. Saquan Barley themed team names?

    Saquan Barley? How about Saquan Barleycorn Must Die?
  16. https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/07/10/report-bills-aware-of-allegations-against-lesean-mccoy/amp/?__twitter_impression=true A disturbing domestic violence allegation has surface on social media against Bills running back LeSean McCoy, and it has sparked an effort by the team to learn more (abuse pictures apparently removed). Maybe fake allegations? Hope so.
  17. When Hyde landed with the Browns, we Keeper/Dynasty Hyde owners were happy. And when Giants took Barkley, a sigh of relief could be heard around the world for all Keeper/Dynasty Hyde owners. But then at pick 2.3, the Browns surprise by selecting the Bulldog, Nick Chubb, causing Hyde owners to weep. Any idea how Hyde/Chubb/Duke will divide carries + 3rd down responsibilities? Chubb is a between-the-tackles bruiser, and I figure him to get more carries than the others, especially in the Red Zone. He's their improved version of Crowell. As for long-term... I expect one of Hyde or Duke to get released after the 2018 season. After the season is over, if Cleveland is happy with Chubb, they could release or trade Hyde with a $2.3 million dead money cap hit or they can let Duke go to free agency perhaps landing a comp pick for him. I think Hyde owners would be happy down the road with a Chubb-Hyde backfield. But the prescence of Duke Johnson this season I fear is going to limit Hyde's production.
  18. Gronk possible trade?

    FWIW (I don't know whoo Kurkjian is or how reliable his info is): Adam Kurkjian‏Verified account @AdamKurkjian FollowFollow @AdamKurkjian More From multiple sources, here's what I have re: the Gronk rumors. Told Belichick wanted to trade him. Offers on the table w both the Titans and 49ers. He and Robert Kraft had a closed-door meeting to discuss. Tom Brady threatened to retire if the deal went through. Kraft nixed it. 2:13 PM - 8 Jun 2018 4,057 Retweets 6,801 Likes 460 replies4,057 retweets6,801 likes Reply 460 Retweet 4.1K Like 6.8K Adam Kurkjian‏Verified account @AdamKurkjian 15h15 hours ago More Statement from Pats PR head Stacey James: "I would say with the utmost confidence that none of that is true. None of it." 55 replies410 retweets987 likes Reply 55 Retweet 410 Like 987
  19. Hyde-Chubb-Duke: Browns backfield

    Yes, I saw that this morning. Makes my decision about whether to keep Hyde harder. If the future of Cleveland's backfield is going to be a Chubb-Duke J. duo, then Hyde's stay in Cleveland might just be a one-year stop-over. Cleveland can cut him before the third league day of the 2019 season (sometime in March, 2019) with only a $2.333 million dead cap hit.
  20. are you allowed to trade any of them for picks? That would make a big difference in whom you decie to keep.
  21. C.J. Anderson released

    Last year, McCaffery had 117 rushing attempts and Stewart had 198. That was a 37%-63% split on rushing attempts. I expect around the same this year, perhaps a little closer to to 50-50, with CJ getting the majority of carries. McCaffery's value is as a pass catcher with 80 receptions in 113 targets. None of this should change all that much by adding C.J. Even though Anderson is a far bettewr pass catcher thann Stewart, it's still going to be McCaffery catching theballs again this year and in the future.
  22. C.J. Anderson released

    McCaffery was never going to be a bell-cow, 3-down back. He's not built for that roile. CJ may actuaklly prove to be a nice compliment, nbut I do not expect McCaffery's production to be any less than if they kept Stewart on board. We all knew that they had to add something to that backfield. It had no depth worth a piss until now. McAffery owners need to calm down. He's still the man and will be a good fantasy producer in PPR leagues;
  23. C.J. Anderson released

    1-year deal
  24. 2018 NFL draft FF player winners

    Jones was inconsistent and nicked up a bit. He also is atrocious in pass protection. He can be a liability out there when you need your RB to pick up the blitz.
  25. This was posted at Brownsboard.com. I don't have anything to say one way or another about it's authenticity etc...it's a guy who knows a guy...take it for what it's worth....some of this seems plausible considering that Darnold is suddenly meeting with the Jets and Bills now....so there is that....I am not posting this to back up my opinion....I think Darnold is going 1 overall to the Browns. Posting for entertainment and speculation value only. Take it for what it's worth. This stirred up reddit a little while ago when a poster imported it from the Browns' section of another forum, Football's Future. Personally I found the reported takes to be plausible, if not credible, in no small part due to confirmation bias, if nothing else. However, regardless of the credibility you give it, you might find the described recon approach teams take to be as fascinating an account of corporate espionage as I did. Below is the OP from the original site with later edits of the reddit back and forth removed. Here's the link to the thread: https://forums.footballsfuture.com/topic/7725-the-coaches-want-rosen-at-1-other-serious-browns-draft-rumblings/ =============================================================================================================================================== **LONG POST ALERT*** I have some terrible news to inform everyone. It looks like we really will be passing on Darnold.... THIS IS NOT SOME STUPID TROLL, or me doing the reverse psychology thing saying Baker's going first while secretly feeling giddy and knowing we're taking Darnold at 1 as a way to cope with the possibility the Browns might screw this up. (Skip to The News below if u must) As I've said before, my brother in law was a scout & personnel assistant exec for 11 years. I never ID'd his team when he was employed but he was canned in the mass firings when Mr. Reese and co. were fired from the Giants. Although I'm often wrong about my own predictions, my b.o i. always cautioned me that what he'd tell me in terms of rumors has a chance of being misinformation put out by other teams to hide their true intentions. However, the vast majority of things he told me that I posted on this forum came true. For example, for those people that actually paid attention to my posts on the old forum before last year's draft, you'd remember that based on what my b.o.i. heard at the combine I posted "the Bears will look to trade up for Trubisky with either the Browns at 1 or San Fran at 2." At the time, only 3 people responded to that post. I also posted that "Sashi Brown was seen twice via my b.o.i.'s team spycraft department, 1st with Rick Smith of the Texans, and 2nd with Ryan Pace of the Bears at a private membership only room at a Wine & Cigar lounge in Indy" and... "Dont be surprised if we trade one of our picks to the Bears or Texans." That post received 2 responses and came true regarding the draft. Teams have 10s and even 100s of thousands of dollar budget for their "spycraft" depts that includes things you wouldnt even believe all in order to propel the interests of their million dollar cash cows. One of the more basic ways for teams to get inside info is to recruit disgruntled "soon to be fired" scouts and personnel staffers away from another team while they are still employed and possibly privy to strategic information. ALL teams try to do this. The best and smartest teams top execs leave scouts & even key personnel staffers in the dark on real rankings and strategy for fear of info leaking out. The elite top execs only inform the owner & a select few before the draft. Smart top execs run disinformation campaigns and put up false rankings in plain view of scouts and staffers so the disinfo will leak to teams giving them an advantage to operate under the veil of confusion. The News: My b.o.i. told me this morning "the scuttlebut is that 6 Browns scouts & 1 personnel exec have been "respectably" flipped (i.e., they already agreed to move on to a team without breaching the trust of their former employee) due to being promised future jobs & due to being disgruntled"...However, 2 scouts and 1 personnel exec has been "unhonorably flipped" (i.e., informing on the teams draft beliefs while still employed to another team) with 1 person in particular "lacking any sort of ethics and is singing like canary so much that the team he's giving the info to is secretly laughing their a**es off b/c they know there's no way in hell they're hiring this guy after all this." Apparently, there is already a major rift between the offensive coaches & the top personnel execs regarding the pick at 1 and ranking the QBs. It's likely irreconcilable. In what was a shocker to me as a "Darnold no matter" what guy Todd Haley, Ken Zampese, Hue Jackson, and Al Saunders (he's become a de facto QB scout) are united in the belief that Josh Rosen is their guy, clear cut by a wide margin. The combine interview only confirmed this and they are all in. They all agree that Sam Darnold is their number 2, but there are some disagreements between the coaches on who is 3rd as some say Baker Mayfield while others surprisingly say Lamar Jackson. All the coaches apparently have Josh Allen 5th which completely surprised me. The only personnel execs that mostly agree with the coaches are Eliot Wolf & Andrew Berry with Wolf having Darnold as QB1 and AB having had Darnold at 1 precombine but put Rosen ahead at 1 after the interview as Darnold tanked the interview and had no presence on the white board (I'd say did Mariota or Eli have a presence? Did Favre do a great job with X&Os on the board? No... but I digress..) The rest of the top personnel staff (John Dorsey, Scot McCloughan--yes he's a top staffer more on that in a bit, and Alonzo Highsmith) along with Paul DePodesta have Baker Mayfield as their clear cut leader by a wide margin. The personnel guys then have Josh Allen number 2! Followed by Sam Darnold at 3 and Josh Rosen at 4. Paul DePo supposedly has it Baker, Rosen, Darnold, Jackson, & Allen. Complicating the matter is apparently Scot McCloughan has come in waving a big stick as a former GM like he's the de facto top personnel guy when John Dorsey isnt around. He pulls his "when i was GM" card out in every debate. He is not consulting with other teams as that was just a farce to buy him time to finish some past due work that he and his company owed some teams for purchasing their scouting services. He is a full time Browns employee. This has in particular caused friction with Eliot Wolf as he thought he'd have that "right hand man assistant GM" role and it seems that Scot will have a powerful permanent position after the draft unless something changes and problems can be worked out. Right now, John Dorsey is supposedly selling Jimmy that Baker is the top prospect as identified by Analytics and Traditional Scouting methodology with Paul DePo in his corner. Dorsey and Scot were blown away by Baker's combine interview while coaches thought he was too defensive. As a temporary compromise just to keep the peace while much draft work is still to be done, the coaches and personnel execs are now strongly discussing that they will take their number 1 player on the big board Bradley Chubb at #1 overall and their QB at 4. Which to me makes ABSOLUTELY NO FU**ING sense at all when we need a QB.....but again I digress... Distraught on Skype I immediately asked my b.o.i. " if this was all a joke" and "how certain are you that this isnt just elegant disinformation on the Browns part"? He told me it's absolutely not a joke and the same spycraft dept heads (some of the best in the business) that he trusted in NY all those years have the Giants new personnel staff convinced that it is real enough to the point where everyone on the Giants staff except for new GM Dave Gettleman and an assistant staffer are operating as if it's true and they'll have their pick of all the QBs at 2 or at worst Baker Mayfield will go 1. I've jokingly been saying Baker would go 1 but secretly believed Hue and co AND Dorsey all loved Sam Darnold at 1. I never even considered the thought that Josh Rosen wouldve been the unanimous selection among the coaches. My only hope now is that some compromise is struck and we go Chubb at 1 and Rosen makes it to 4 based on the personality thing, or Hue and the coaches win out and we take Rosen at 1 to guarantee we get our QB, or that meathead Dorsey is running the most sophisticated 4D chess misinformation game utilizing scouts, coaches, and personnel people as pawns to fool the scouting community. I'll hold my breath on the latter. Say goodbye to Darnold for real my friends. He's the hero we deserved...I'll never stop believing that based on the tape review. It just really sucks... I'm now going to watch Rosen again and try to 1. convince myself I like him more than Darnold and 2. Somehow the coaches desires win out...wish me luck.. Oh...P.S. I hate-love (more hate than anything) this sh** team with all my heart..