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  1. Dave, All the rumor mills keep saying all the deals were drawn up at Prime 47. Talk about nice advertising. Why is this the NFL's official smokey back room of contract/trade talks? What is Howie's opinion? Indy has a Cap Grille, Mortons, etc...
  2. And the worst part...a sensitive fan with foresight hopes for the later. A GM knows he'll be fired if he takes that route. So he has no choice but to push forward and maximize a plan that he knows isn't good enough.
  3. If I were a Redskins fan, I'd be praying they franchise and trade Cousins, then sign Foles. Looks for talented developmental arms in the mid-rounds of the draft. As an Eagles fan, I hope they show him big money. Cousins has had success against the Eagles and isn't a bad qb, but he's not good enough for a mega-deal. That will just hold them back.
  4. If I were Snyder, I'd be very tempted to sign Foles, let Cousins walk, and spend the many, many millions in savings on a couple elite FA's.
  5. Interesting show and thread. The issue with a minor league system are wear/tear/injuries. The NFL, more so than any major sport, breaks down its players. Teams would rather stash a valuable project in the gym and on the practice field in shorts and break them in during camp and preseason than they would send them off to play in a minor league. Anyone who is drafted and makes the final 53 would not be placed in this league. It would be exclusively for practice squad types and for guys who could not make rosters. Could that still work and be interesting? Maybe, maybe not. Teams would literally need an additional special secondary salary cap to fund and populate their "minor league" team with players that have zero overlap with their 50 or so top guys under contract.
  6. It's the fastest growing metro area over 2 million without a football team. It's the country's gambling center and playground. An NFL franchise makes sense in Vegas...both for the NFL making $$$ and for fans. It makes a lot more sense than 2 teams in a city that barely wanted 1...or having an NFL team play in a stadium befitting an MLS team for 2 years.
  7. A 6th round pick for a selfie of the Steelers GM with their WR board in the background?
  8. If the extra point continues to become a dicey proposition and you add the possibility of a 25% chance at an extra point on every kickoff, having an elite kicker, statistically, will be as important as just about any other position on the field after QB and LT. You are looking at a tangible point and win difference for each team based on who the kicker is.
  9. Would start here. If a washed up Miles Austin started here, I'd welcome a washed up Andre Johnson. Too bad.
  10. I wish the Eagles had a wr with his talent, but he's spiraling out of control. I don't think his NYG career will end well, at all. Just wait for contract negotiations and their qb transition. I'm sure his even keel will handle that well.
  11. It's first amendment all around. Players can protest the anthem for whatever reason they want. Their voice. Fans can protest the NFL for whatever reason they want. Their time and money. We can debate who is morally/ethically right and wrong (and should do so), but both are entitled to their actions.
  12. "That language plays into a fear that affirmative action – a phrase traced to John F. Kennedy’s 1961 executive order targeting racial bias – has evolved to primarily benefit white females."

    "By both dollar amount and percentage, white females are now getting a bigger slice of the pie than before."

    "Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes, a longtime MWBE advocate, knows of many legitimate female firms, but also is aware of the suspicion that white men have transferred businesses to female relatives to game the system."


  13. I see Wentz having the better career with Dak having the higher qbr and more wins for the first 2 years. Wentz is asked to process more and digest more at the line. He also has an inferior supporting case. So that's going to result in more mistakes and losses in the development period. But at some point, Wentz has a better shot at becoming an elite pocket qb who captains an elite offense.
  14. Eagles TE's have combined for zero all-pro selections, zero pro-bowls, and have never led the league in any major statistic amongst TEs (receptions, yards, or TD's). They are a strong unit, but they are not the best, not the second best, and not top 3.
  15. They are good, but not the best in football.