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Maithanet

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  1. Maithanet

    U.S. Politics: Attaquer son cul orange!

    Why is Stone's sentencing not until Feb 6? What could the court be doing that requires 2 and a half months?
  2. Maithanet

    U.S. Politics: Attaquer son cul orange!

    Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.
  3. Maithanet

    NFL 2019 Midway Point: Gase into the Abyss

    There would have a lot going wrong behind the scenes in the Browns locker room for that to be true. Which isn't completely impossible, but I imagine we would have heard about it. I'm gonna assume that's not true unless I hear it from somewhere credible.
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    NFL 2019 Midway Point: Gase into the Abyss

    I don't know wtf Garrett was thinking. Like, why did he pull off Rudolph's helmet in the first place? Surely he knows that A) pulling off any player's helmet is a fine and a possible suspension and B ) pulling off the quarterback's helmet even more so, and is guaranteed to get a nasty reaction from everybody. So why is he doing that, in the waning seconds of a game the Browns were going to comfortably win? This is a moment to celebrate (beating a rival), rather than taking a cheap shot. If anything, I think swinging the helmet is more defensible than tearing the helmet off to begin with. Obviously the helmet is more dangerous, but if two guys are coming after you and you have a helmet in your hand, you're going to swing it. I expect he'll get suspended for 6-8 games, and good riddance. That is a really bad penalty for the guy the Browns are relying on to be a defensive leader.
  5. Kawhi's never won it, right? If Kawhi wants it, he can go get it. But I kinda suspect he doesn't really want it.
  6. Maithanet

    U.S. Politics: Attaquer son cul orange!

    But he was able to convince Erdogan not to take Ivanka or Baron back as hostages, so it's not like Trump was a total pushover.
  7. Maithanet

    U.S. Politics: Attaquer son cul orange!

    Remember that I said it's possible. I have no doubt that this COULD be a winner for Democrats. But they could definitely drop the ball, they have a lot of practice at that sort of thing.
  8. Maithanet

    U.S. Politics: Attaquer son cul orange!

    I think that the closer the impeachment hearings are to the elections, the more they'll seem like a political hit job rather than a serious investigation of serious crimes. So I'm not at all sad that the Democrats are moving quickly on this. As for the rest, you are right, but IMO kind of missing the point. Yes, partisans will view impeachment through their own lens, and partisanship is the overwhelmingly most important element in who people vote for. But that doesn't mean that nothing matters. If Democrats can, in a clear and simple way, show that Trump used public money to attack political opponents, that will damage Trump. Doing that sort of thing is not popular with low information independents or milquetoast Republicans. Both those groups voted overwhelmingly for Trump in 2016 and he needs them again in 2020. While it might show up as only a blip in national polling (like the difference between 41 and 42% Trump approval), it has the potential to be the difference between winning or losing a year from now.
  9. Maithanet

    NFL 2019 Midway Point: Gase into the Abyss

    You mean Sean McVay? Or did you mean Kyle Shanahan?
  10. Maithanet

    NFL 2019 Midway Point: Gase into the Abyss

    I haven't seen a lot of Allen, but from what I have, he was definitely a running qb. I do think they drew up a few design qb runs for him. (Although that isn't in and of itself the be-all-end-all. Kirk Cousins had some design runs in DC and he's not even a scrambling quarterback.)
  11. Maithanet

    NFL 2019 Midway Point: Gase into the Abyss

    Young was better at it, that's true, he averaged 1.1 yards/attempt more than Luck for his career. But Luck still averaged more runs per game than Young did. Regardless, I'll admit that the distinction between running vs scrambling quarterback is a lot in the eye of the beholder. To me, Rodgers, Young and Mahomes are scrambling quarterbacks, while Luck is just over the line as a running quarterback, albeit one who was more effective in the pocket than most.
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    NFL 2019 Midway Point: Gase into the Abyss

    They were definitely running some read option for him in the early years at least. He had 60+ rushes every healthy season save for 2018, so it was undeniably part of his game. He has more runs/game than Aaron Rodgers, and I consider him the dividing line between a scrambling quarterback (ie, can run to set up the pass and when the opportunity presents itself) and a running quarterback.
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    NFL 2019 Midway Point: Gase into the Abyss

    Going further, Jackson's record for most rushing yards by a qb in his first 16 games is a dubious honor. While running qbs can no doubt be effective, the injury concerns are real. Jackson isn't built like a tank the way Newton and Luck are, and even still both those guys have had HUGE injury problems over their careers. Of the great running quarterbacks since Vick, virtually all of them (RG3, Newton, Luck, Kaepernick, Tebow) had a lot of trouble staying on the field. The only exception is Wilson and his almost preternatural ability to avoid the big hit. While Jackson clearly has more self preservation than Newton and Griffin, he definitely takes more big shots than Wilson does. Not that there's really anything Baltimore (or Houston with Watson) fans can do about it. There are so few quarterbacks who can really play, getting one who might only be temporary is still better than not having one at all. But it's still worrisome.
  14. Maithanet

    NFL 2019 Midway Point: Gase into the Abyss

    It's definitely just random people. I don't think any of those are the record. Just of fthe top of my head, I'm fairly sure that Roethlisberger won 15 games as a rookie. Rookie running backs exceeding 1,300 yards is fairly common, I know Ezekial Elliot and Alfred Morris both did so, and I'm sure plenty others have as well. Mahomes passer rating and completion percentage after 16 games was much higher (he had 113 passer rating and 66% completion last year). So yeah, that list of stats sounds good, and adds up to an impressive start, but it's mostly cherry picking. The only one of those he definitively holds is rushing yards for a qb, Jackson has the record.
  15. Maithanet

    U.S. Politics: Attaquer son cul orange!

    He's much more qualified than Steyer. NY mayor is enough to make him amongst the 1,000 or so people you'd consider "conventionally qualified" to be the Democratic nominee. Not that I think he has a chance to win the nomination - he doesn't. But if Steyer can poll 2-3% by throwing enough money around, I don't see any reason why Bloomberg couldn't meet or exceed that.
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