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  1. I think there is a misconception that he's injury prone. Now obviously he has gotten older and that comes with more risk. He played 14 games last season after playing only 7 and 9 respectively due to a bad foot that never fully recovered. Prior to that, he missed only 2 games in 10 seasons. 

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  2. 1 hour ago, League_Champion said:


    Agree 100. Going public with it does nothing for either of them. 


    Can the NFL force an owner to sell, this may be a situation with the bengals that has to happen. Have former players publicly telling Burrow to stay away.  If they can't get the top QB to go there and he's from Ohio, when will they ever be able to be relevant ?

  3. 1 hour ago, stevegrab said:


    I wish there were some official dropped passes stats, because it is hard to believe when you hear numbers this low. For example, I find a 2019 stat list on Fox Sports, shows Olsen with 3 drops just this past season. That would mean only one dropped pass in the prior 3 years. And the same page shows 2018 he had one (doesn't go back further), that was with playing only about half a season and catching 27 of 38 targets. Hard to believe he never had a drop in 2017 or 2016 (with 17 of 38 and 80 of 129 catch/target numbers respectively). 

    Even Michael Thomas who caught an insane 80% of the balls thrown to him (Olsen was under 65%) dropped 6 passes in the season, granted that is on 185 (vs. 82 for Olsen) targets. 



    I believe the stats are generated by PFF and refer to catch able balls. I remember seeing that Deandre Hopkins caught 100% of his catchable balls last season. 

  4. 5 minutes ago, darin3 said:

    Nice signing, guess those Will Dissly owners will have to wait another year to see him pop again.




    Could really flourish with Wilson, if only for a year.


    I am definitely holding him in my dynasty league.  Could be a top-5 TE.


    He's only dropped 4 passes in 4 years I just read on Twitter. I think he's got another good year in the tank. Great signing agreed 

  5. 3 hours ago, darin3 said:

    Cowherd called it the "Tomino".  And he's right, it all hinges on Brady.


    And the more I think about it, the more that him going to join up with his boy Vrabel in Tennessee makes sense.  It's either that or stay in NE and demand playmakers.  Where's AJ Green going?  


    Green appears to be committed to Cincy especially with Burrow coming. He's mentioned many times he wants to stay... for some reason lol

  6. Thought it would be cool to have a thread to track it all given this is a unique season. Brady Brees Rivers Dak will impact so much  like Carr Bridgwater Hill Tannehil Winston, Rumors with Stafford..


    Edit: The First Domino has fallen. Brees is back for 2020. So that essentially guarantees that Bridgewater is going to hit the market and he's likely to be very attractive. I have to think the Pats will be interested in him. High IQ who doesn't turn the ball over. Taysum Hill has already indicated that he plans to hit the market as he feels he can be a starting QB. 


    #Saints QB Drew Brees announces he’s back for 2020, as the team had hoped. He let them know when he returned from Hawaii. 

    “Let’s make another run at it.” https://t.co/j7AbN2EO7l

  7. 19 hours ago, stevegrab said:


    UMM pretty sure most of the physical action going on in a football game would be considered a crime as well, guess we should eliminate the sport altogether.


    Difference is most of the physical activity is legal within the confines of that sport. Once you step out of the legalities of that activity/ game/ sport, the act in question should be open to regular sanctions. In this case a crime. The only reason it wasn't is because he didn't hit him clean. I don't think a lot of people realize how bad this could have turned out if he hits him clean. Marty Mcsorley vs Donald Brashear in the NHL is a prime example. 

  8. 12 minutes ago, League_Champion said:

    He'll be starting somewhere next season but I don't think there's gonna be a ton of interest. He looked totally shot to me. He was the weak link on a what was supposed to be a really good team. What team does he come in and make better, The Bears, Dolphins, Redskins? The Bears are the only ones set up to win now. 


    Perhaps indy. Chargers didn't have a great line last year. With a better coach in Frank Reich, maybe they can mitigate some of those turnovers 

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  9. 12 hours ago, Riffraff said:

    Maybe I’m misreading this, but KC wasn’t trailing at the half in any play-off game.

    up 28-24 vs Houston

    up 21-17 vs Tennessee

    tied 10-10 vs San Francisco


    They were only down 3 to SF in the first half, so it’s not down by double digits in the first half at some point. Down by 10 at any point, I guess.



    you're right, either way you slice it, still very impressive

  10. The argument was raised because the media likes to paint the Patriots as having a 20 years dynasty even though they went 9 years without a victory and only 2 appearances in those 9 years. So it was said that the media kind of set a standard that titles arent completley required. The aregument was that since the Chiefs went to back to back AFC titles with and now have a Superbowl win, that all they need to do is make the AFC title game next year and they should be a dynasty based on the Patriots standard in those 9 years where they went winless. ( this is a pats fan saying this btw lol) I argued no, simply because the pats aren't a 20 year dynasty. While 9 appearances in 20 years is impressive, they went 9 years between victories. They have 2 spans, one of 4 years and the current of 5 years but not 20 years. Again this one pats fan argued that absolutely 9 superbowl appearances out of 20 years is a full length Dynasty. So I raised the question regarding the steelers. The Steelers went to 3 superbowls in 6 years and won 2 within 4 years from 2005-2010. This occurred during the 9 year span that  those same pats didn't win one and only went to 2.  He said no way were the steelers a dynasty. I said if you consider that 9 year stretch for NE as part of the totality of the dynasty then you have to consider the Steelers from 05-10 as a dynasty because they had a better stretch than NE ( i dont consider those steelers a dynasty) I guess this is where the definition of dynasty comes into play. For me it requires 2 titles in 3 years to start and from that point no more than 1 year without a victory. Seems to me all the dynasty that stick out in history of all sports had that pattern.

  11. Saw a ridiculous take on NFL network this morning asking if it's too early to consider the Chiefs a dynasty.  A buddy in my league argued that if we consider the precedent that's been set in calling the Patriots a 20 year dynasty, then maybe it's not too crazy. Next year if the Chiefs are back in the Superbowl, win or lose, based on the standard that's been set he argued that they may be considered a dynasty. My argument was that the Pats are not a 20 year dynasty, while they've been dominant for 20 years, they've had 2 separate dynasty periods. They went 9 years without a title and only 2 appearances in that span. But I guess that all depends on how a dynasty is defined. 

  12. 52 minutes ago, stevegrab said:


    Mahomes was something like 6-0 in games where he trailed by double digits this year, including those 3 playoff games.

    Down 10 in Q4 I figured still a good chance the Chiefs can win, considering what I saw this year. 


    I read an interesting take today that really hit me. For the past 20 years, we've all had this belief regarding New England and Tom Brady that it was never over until the clock struck 0, no matter what the obstacle, if your team was playing them, you were never comfortable with a lead until it was over. Well I think Patty Mahomes has that same effect. 

  13. On 2/3/2020 at 12:23 AM, Shaft said:

    Funny thing is he had to come from behind in all of his victories this postseason, not sure if that's been done before. That's not like the old Andy Reid of jumping ahead. I'm happy for him.


    Saw on FS1 yesterday that in fact that has never been done before. Down double digits at half in 3 straight AND end up winning by double digits in 3 straight playoff games not to mention 21 unanswered points in the last 6 minutes of THE SUPERBOWL!  Absolutely unprecedented 

  14. 31 minutes ago, League_Champion said:


    He's certainly young enough. But if he has 4 Superbowls and holds every NFL passing record when he retires, probably. I'd put him over but he's got a long way to go. Health and longevity will be the key. 


    I'm with you. So many things had to go right for NE for Tom Tom get 6 rings. It'll never happen again and I don't think that should be the measuring stick for many reasons I wont bring into this because they've been debated at nauseum.


    Only 2 other athletes in all of sports have had a better career start in their 2 years. Jim Brown ( MVP x2 and championship) and the other is Kareem Abdul Jabar ( MVP And Finals MVP). He's certainly on his way 

  15. 3 minutes ago, Bier Meister said:


    first half of the season, many games were in hand and there was a bend but don't break mindset for 3rd and 4th quarters.  the second half went against what we found out was their weakness (running qbs)... murray x2, wilson x2, LJ, brees, rodgers, rams (who while did not have a wonderful season still has offensive talent).


    reid should have been studying game film from az, sea, bal.


    Interesting. I can't wait for this game. With no dog in the fight and no Pats to route against its the most excited I've been for the SB since 2010

  16. 5 minutes ago, Bier Meister said:

    maybe ask the min and gbp ocs if the SF d is overrated. They are not the 85 bears nor 00 ravens.


    the 49ers had a soft first half of the season.  the final 10 games had a playoff feel to them and faced 5 playoff bound teams.  the d gave up 46 to brees, but otherwise made their opponents under perform and can dominate games.  imo this all comes down to minimizing mahomes.  can they get in fast enough to disrupt his rhythm (not allow the bigger plays to develop)? 


    Not saying they are over rated. I'm asking why are they being billed as so much better than KCs def. Statistically they just are not. I'm wondering what I am missing,