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  1. NFL Offseason: Trail of Tears or My Cousin Kirky

    Harbaugh + Super Bowl rings in Jimmy Johnson. The Super Bowl rings are the only real difference.
  2. NFL Offseason: Trail of Tears or My Cousin Kirky

    I'd almost like a high school 5 star prospect if Harbaugh coached the team. I haven't been an NFL fan for long, but to me that is the second dumbest head coach termination ever.
  3. NFL Offseason: Trail of Tears or My Cousin Kirky

    I'm not sure on him. A year off can be both bad and good, depending on how he kept in shape. He also had a pretty bad last year in Seattle (at least perception wise). I can't remember when he got hurt or if he tried to play through it, just that he wasn't a good fantasy asset. His line certainly didn't make it easier, which would be a huge plus in Seattle. If he had anything left in the tank, could be a big year, and it sounds like he really wanted to play for them and only them. Not sure if it will work out from a money standpoint though.
  4. NFL Offseason: Trail of Tears or My Cousin Kirky

    Point proven.
  5. NFL Offseason: Trail of Tears or My Cousin Kirky

    I'm not trying to say he's a bad QB because he has bad vision and isn't a physical freak. I think vision is far and away the most important ability to be able to play QB. I don't care if you're a LT who can run block like a bulldozer but constantly gives up sacks. I don't care if you're a CB that can hit like Clowney but constantly gets burned. I don't care if you're a free safety who can catch the ball better than OBJ but can't cover. I don't care if you're a genius X's and O's head coach but can't achieve your players' potential or hire the people to bridge that gap. So yeah, the athleticism is a nice additional thing. But it's missing the foundation. You don't need the Peyton Manning, multiple piers drilled into the earth over-engineered foundation. But you need that concrete slab so we can take the quality wood and steel and glass and make something with it. Now, I like him as a short term option, particularly for a team built to win via the run. If the Cowboys had cap space and he'd take 4-5M a season, I'd love him. Buffalo could be great behind Taylor. He could be a great backup for Mariota. But I don't think he's capable of being a starting QB. I'm actually pretty anti-politics in most situations. I hate when the family talks about it around the house, even though I agree on about 70% of it. It's a ridiculously divisive subject that leads to more straw manning, dehumanizing, and general thick-headedness than anything else I've ever seen. Anyway, off to beat my little brother at tennis.
  6. NFL Offseason: Trail of Tears or My Cousin Kirky

    As a white republican male (albeit young and not middle aged/old), my complaint was more time/place/manner rather than content (aka, the I'd be fired for doing that at my job complaint). Compare that to Doug Baldwin's actions off the field, or the Cowboys' players trying to bring together police and their communities. Or hell, pull an Elway and right a letter. IDC if he has a separate press conference away from the football organization, like Sherman's multiple media interviews outside. I disagree with Kaep, but my bones were always with the time/place of his protest. I think that's high. I know PFF had him 26 of starters in actual grade last year (article factors in opinion, but I'm basing that off the actual grades listed), and that's with a few guys injured (although that allows a couple guys to get ahead of him). By comparison, Bortles was 27 and within one point of Kaep. The physical skill is quality, but the vision/reads are bad. I'm of the opinion that vision/read are about 80% of quarterbacking once you get above a certain physical skill ceiling. With that said, a low end starter who is fairly young with upside should at least have teams excited as a premium backup. Unless he has a completely unrealistic expectation of what he deserves to be paid, he should be signed with a team already. Looking at teams that need starters and that he graded higher than, I'm also not sure where he fits in the market. I think Denver/Houston going for him as the starter would be a mistake as I don't think he's capable of winning a Super Bowl in his current state, and those teams should be in "all-in" mode. The Jets, Giants, Jags, and Rams are the only other teams with lower graded starting QBs. The Jets are in full rebuild, and I don't think really need a QB besides depth until they find their long-term prayer. The Giants have Eli. This may be a result of my Cowboys fandom, but I think Eli is circling the toilet at an alarming rate. I'd be behind going with the younger guy and trying to get the long-term answer as well, but I highly doubt the Giants are cutting their 2x SB champ QB despite his inability (in my eyes) to help his team win. The Jags could also make sense, but they'd take a 6M cap hit cutting Bortles and be paying Kaep more, and they know they're not competing this year.
  7. NFL Offseason: Trail of Tears or My Cousin Kirky

    I look at it the other way. Professional coaches can teach hand usage. I'm more concerned about the athleticism that the coaches can channel and a demonstrated work ethic/desire to improve. Garrett upped his game year to year, even if it didn't necessarily result in higher sack numbers. For f***'s sake, the guy demands double and triple teams from Alabama caliber O-lineman despite playing on a leg bad enough for him to miss multiple games on BOTH sides of the 'Bama game. I've also never seen a guy as immune to getting holding calls. I've seen him be dragged down horse collar style so hard his feet flew out in front of him and no call. I've seen him giving piggyback rides. I've seen guys literally just reach around him and pull him to the ground. A&M has had some pretty good college pass rushers since I've started watching football. Von Miller never got as many missed calls. Damontre Moore never did. Other teams had to cheat to be able to contain him with multiple players at a rate I've never seen.
  8. NFL Offseason: Trail of Tears or My Cousin Kirky

    Every scouting report I've read (and my own eyes) say that his first step is meh and he often gets caught counting the snap to compensate. He lacks length and quick feet, and isn't great at winning if he doesn't win early on with his hands, which will happen less often in the NFL. If you put all the players in this draft in a vacuum, I don't see how you think he's best to develop. If you give them all to Belichick, Garrett, Charlton, Thomas, and Allen are all better linemen, and Harris is probably tied with him. Putting them in a bad coaching environment is the only way I see Barnett being better. I think he has more technique down, although I still don't think he can beat Garrett's current technique + athleticism.
  9. NFL Offseason: Trail of Tears or My Cousin Kirky

    Remember. This time of year, some people like to be contrarian to be hip and edgy. Don't know if Jace is going with that or legitimately likes Barnett at 1 through some combination of lack of exposure to other prospects and extreme fandom, but silly season is in full swing.
  10. NFL Offseason: Trail of Tears or My Cousin Kirky

    I don't see it. I don't think he's a top 20 NFL prospect in this draft. He's a good football player and I certainly would love for the Cowboys to be able to land him, but I don't think he's athletic enough to reach the same levels as some of the other DEs in this stacked class can reach. He's a good technician, and I think he has a relatively high floor, but his ceiling isn't anywhere near as high as the other round 1 caliber DEs.
  11. NFL Offseason: Trail of Tears or My Cousin Kirky

    I didn't know it was in Flint?
  12. NFL Offseason: Trail of Tears or My Cousin Kirky

    He built a team many favored to win the league before the owner announced he was moving the team to Baltimore. About the biggest "distraction" possible. He also was the DC for 2 Super Bowl defenses with the Giants. The team and some of the organization staff he set up turned into the Ravens (including GM Ozzie Newsome). It's more a tale of "don't take a single bad season amid other factors as a reason to fire a guy" than "Brady makes Belichick/Belichick didn't do anything in Cleveland." On a completely unrelated note, my sun addled brain (I'm so sunburnt, Washington named their team after me) had a thought earlier today. It seems to me like there aren't enough true field general linebackers out there in the NFL. I know my college team had one during Von MIller's years, and the defense was the best it's been during my fandom. I was wondering why guys like Colin Klein from K State weren't considered conversion projects similar to QB-> WR/RB/TE that occurs in the NFL. Guys who have that high character factor, high leadership factor, that have shown they know how to scheme and read defenses, but don't have the physical tools or the accuracy to be NFL QBs. Obviously this only applies to guys with the frame for it, but it would seem a lot of the skills that made those guys good QBs would make fantastic MLBs for a team willing to take a developmental (LATE) pick/UDFA signing on one.
  13. NFL Offseason: Trail of Tears or My Cousin Kirky

    I think it's a lot harder to complain about targets in an organization and culture like that. Brady/Gronk/Edelman would chew your head off before Belichick could. And that still applies even if you have such an ego you think you know more about winning football games than Tom Brady or Bill Belichick.
  14. NFL Offseason: Trail of Tears or My Cousin Kirky

    You mean the edit? I did that within 15 seconds, and was purely additive, not corrective.
  15. NFL Offseason: Trail of Tears or My Cousin Kirky

    This shit is why I'm glad Rotoworld has a 10 minute edit limit for anyone but moderators. Typos are a sense of joy in the world.