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Re: NFL Draft

Postby Mellsblue » Fri May 29, 2020 8:22 pm

I’d love to be a Bills fan right now. I think you have all the foundation pieces to make another step. That’s before you get to the Pats and their late round QB replacing goat therefore making the division easier. I also think the NFL is moving towards the type of QB that Allen is.
You also have the best kit/uniform.

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Re: NFL Draft

Postby Big D » Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:00 am

Mellsblue wrote:I’d love to be a Bills fan right now. I think you have all the foundation pieces to make another step. That’s before you get to the Pats and their late round QB replacing goat therefore making the division easier. I also think the NFL is moving towards the type of QB that Allen is.
You also have the best kit/uniform.


Yeah our uniforms are great. Going to be an interesting season for sure. It is the 1st time this team are under pressure to win the division.

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Re: NFL Draft

Postby Banquo » Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:16 pm

are the Gronk and Brady really making 'comebacks'?

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Re: NFL Draft

Postby Big D » Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:22 pm

Banquo wrote:are the Gronk and Brady really making 'comebacks'?


Gronk is. Brady just continuing but with a new team.

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Re: NFL Draft

Postby Banquo » Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:50 pm

Big D wrote:
Banquo wrote:are the Gronk and Brady really making 'comebacks'?


Gronk is. Brady just continuing but with a new team.

Cool- did Brady not retire after the playoff ko last season?

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Re: NFL Draft

Postby Big D » Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:33 pm

Banquo wrote:
Big D wrote:
Banquo wrote:are the Gronk and Brady really making 'comebacks'?


Gronk is. Brady just continuing but with a new team.

Cool- did Brady not retire after the playoff ko last season?


He was just out of contract or able to opt out of the Pats one.

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Re: NFL Draft

Postby Banquo » Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:52 pm

Big D wrote:
Banquo wrote:
Big D wrote:
Gronk is. Brady just continuing but with a new team.

Cool- did Brady not retire after the playoff ko last season?


He was just out of contract or able to opt out of the Pats one.

ah ok. Interesting to see how they go in an utterly different environment. Big fan of the Gronk.

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Re: NFL Draft

Postby Mellsblue » Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:58 pm

Ffs. Giants kicker arrested for hit and run, on a suspended licence and believed to be dui. Ran a red light at over 100mph, allegedly.
Starting to wish we had OBJ back so there was less drama.

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Re: NFL Draft

Postby switchskier » Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:44 pm

Mellsblue wrote:I’d love to be a Bills fan right now. I think you have all the foundation pieces to make another step. That’s before you get to the Pats and their late round QB replacing goat therefore making the division easier. I also think the NFL is moving towards the type of QB that Allen is.
You also have the best kit/uniform.


Yup, no excuses for the Bills this year. They've got great players on defence (though they'll overpay Edwards soon) and the coach has shown progress each year. Feels like now is the time after going all in on Diggs but I'd be optimistic if I was a fan. The rest of the division looks weak. I reckon they go 12-4 and take the division.

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Re: NFL Draft

Postby switchskier » Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:46 pm

Mellsblue wrote:Ffs. Giants kicker arrested for hit and run, on a suspended licence and believed to be dui. Ran a red light at over 100mph, allegedly.
Starting to wish we had OBJ back so there was less drama.


Look on the bright side. You save £3m against the cap that can be used on players that will actually help you win games. Kickers can always be picked up off other teams practice squads.

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Re: NFL Draft

Postby Mellsblue » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:57 am

Cam Newton signs for the Pats.

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Re: NFL Draft

Postby switchskier » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:23 pm

Mellsblue wrote:Cam Newton signs for the Pats.


Big D's got to be feeling pretty grumpy at that one.

In many ways an obvious signing that immediately makes the Pats better at very little to no risk. In other ways it's going to be fascinating to see McDaniels dust off the old Tebow playbook.

The interesting thing for me will be the fit with the wide receivers. The Panthers old GM once admitted that he drafted big wide receivers with huge wing spans because when Newton misses, he misses high and wide. That's not really a match to what the Patriots habe at the minute, unless N'Keal Harry gets himself out of the doghouse.

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Re: NFL Draft

Postby Big D » Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:02 am

switchskier wrote:
Mellsblue wrote:I’d love to be a Bills fan right now. I think you have all the foundation pieces to make another step. That’s before you get to the Pats and their late round QB replacing goat therefore making the division easier. I also think the NFL is moving towards the type of QB that Allen is.
You also have the best kit/uniform.


Yup, no excuses for the Bills this year. They've got great players on defence (though they'll overpay Edwards soon) and the coach has shown progress each year. Feels like now is the time after going all in on Diggs but I'd be optimistic if I was a fan. The rest of the division looks weak. I reckon they go 12-4 and take the division.


People are sleeping on the Jets a little IMO. They were 7-9 last year with Darnold missing plenty of games. They can easily be a 9-7 tea It is good that Adams wants to leave, as good as he is it is mental that he wants more than the two Bills safeties combined.

Buffalo have a few tough contract negotiations coming up with White, Dawkins and Milano the 1st guys up for new deals but Beane has been pretty shrewd so far in his contract dealings. Both Edmunds and Allen are under team control for up to another 3 years so I am not worried yet about cap space.

Edmunds is still very young, 22, and already has 200+ tackles in the NFL. If he can keep adding to his game then he will be worth every penny of his eventual new deal.

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Re: NFL Draft

Postby Big D » Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:08 am

switchskier wrote:
Mellsblue wrote:Cam Newton signs for the Pats.


Big D's got to be feeling pretty grumpy at that one.

In many ways an obvious signing that immediately makes the Pats better at very little to no risk. In other ways it's going to be fascinating to see McDaniels dust off the old Tebow playbook.

The interesting thing for me will be the fit with the wide receivers. The Panthers old GM once admitted that he drafted big wide receivers with huge wing spans because when Newton misses, he misses high and wide. That's not really a match to what the Patriots habe at the minute, unless N'Keal Harry gets himself out of the doghouse.


Yes and no.

If Cam is fit he is excellent. But on the flip side we have two of the best defensive minds in the game on our sideline, one of whom spent every day watching Cam train for a number of years.

The Pats will be good, because they always are, but with their O-Line I think teams will get after Cam. Brady could get the ball out quick and accurately whereas Cam probably wont be as accurate. They really missed Gronk at times last year and still haven't really replaced him,

Edelman is good and Sanu decent but Harry is still only potential and the rest of the receivers and TEs are all a bit "meh". As usual with BB teams they will still be there or there abouts.

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Re: NFL Draft

Postby switchskier » Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:22 pm

Appears that Mahomes has signed a 10 year contract, and even when that's done he'll only be 34. Going to be fascinating to see the structure of that one. Am sure that there'll be get outs for both sides after a few years but can't see how they can predict the size of the salary cap in a decades time. Maybe they've revived the idea of a percentage of the cap.

Any interest out there in running a RugbyRebels fantasy league? I enjoy the prem one but NFL is really the home of fantasy sports but can never find enough people to make it worthwhile. Reckon we need 5 to make it worth it.

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Re: NFL Draft

Postby Mellsblue » Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:13 pm

Everybody I’ve read believes it’s based on % of the cap. I wonder where they’ve agreed to peg it. It’s always a quandary for the franchise QB - maximise $$$ or increase your chances of winning. There must’ve been a few (a lot of) games when Eli must’ve wished he’d given up a few million in return for a better o-line. Brady went the other way and has a lot more rings. Not that Eli’s two rings is to be sniffed at.

I’d be up for a fantasy league.

Edit: read numerous reports it’s $45m per season (you’d assume it’d be linked to inflation or similar given the length of contract).


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