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About TenOfSwords

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    Major changes are on the way, and resistance is futile
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  1. TenOfSwords

    Kaepernick still no job

    Kaepernick did manage to stay ahead of Christian Ponder on SF's depth chart - and Ponder is certainly better than Stanton, and maybe better than Gabbert too.
  2. TenOfSwords

    Kaepernick still no job

    But why not Arizona? Blaine Gabbert and Drew Stanton both suck like vacuum cleaners. All those old white season-ticket holders probably wouldn't like it though.
  3. Let me guess: These popinjays also think that Cody Kessler and not Wentz was the second best rookie QB last year.
  4. TenOfSwords

    Kaepernick still no job

    What Kaepernick did was tantamount to shouting "Fire!" in a crowded theater, as Supreme Court justice Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote in a key free speech decision in 1919.
  5. TenOfSwords

    Who Most Likely to End a Playoffs Drought

    This dude pulls no punches about the Ills: 16. Buffalo Bills [16] — I think they're trying to be like the Cubs, and go 100 years in between championships. News broke indicating that Rex Ryan would be let go at the end of the season, on the same day the Bills won by 20 points and evened their record at .500. That's totally consistent with Buffalo's incompetent organization, which has the longest playoff drought in the league (18 years). No Bills coach has lasted four seasons since Marv Levy retired in 1997. Wade Phillips (29-19), Gregg Williams (17-31), Mike Mularkey (14-18), D Jauron (24-33), Perry Fewell (3-4), Chan Gailey (16-32), and Doug Marrone (15-17) all resigned or got fired prior to completing a fourth season. If the Bills win either of their last two games, Ryan will deliver their first back-to-back non-losing seasons in 16 years (1999-2000). Ryan is 15-15, the team's most successful coach since the '90s; obviously they need to fire him so the Bills can have more years in the wilderness and build to a wonderful story when they finally win the Lombardi Trophy in 2065. The Bills are one of the bottom five franchises in the NFL, along with teams like the Browns and 49ers. Their front office is destructively impatient for immediate gratification. I can't imagine who would want to set his career back by coaching here. Link to the article from which this came: 2016 NFL Week 15 Power Rankings
  6. TenOfSwords

    18 Games: An Offer The NFLPA Can't Refuse!

    Not to sound cynical - who, me? - but do you think for one minute that the owners won't demand a quid pro quo for forgoing the Thursday night games? And Sean Gilbert - the man who wants to be the new head of the NFLPA - has already indicated that he is perfectly willing to give the owners their 18-game schedule in exchange for eliminating the Thursday night games.
  7. TenOfSwords

    18 Games: An Offer The NFLPA Can't Refuse!

    But we don't have a 16-game season now. We have a 3-game season now - in that no team has made the playoffs after starting 0-3 since 1998.
  8. TenOfSwords

    Who Most Likely to End a Playoffs Drought

    Tyrod Taylor in the playoffs? That would be funny.
  9. 1. Obviously, eliminate two exhibi ... oops, I mean preseason games. Not so obviously, play the Hall Of Fame game on a Thursday night, with all other preseason games that week being played on Friday or later, thus preserving the HOF Game's status as the undisputed preseason opener. No more having the two teams playing in the HOF Game play one more preseason game than everyone else. 2. One more bye week for each team (the owners have already agreed in principle to this). 3. No more Thursday games, except the Week 1 Thursday night game featuring the defending Super Bowl champion (which will not cause the teams playing therein to come off a short week), and the Thanksgiving Day games, with a mandatory bye the week before for all teams playing on Thanksgiving. 4. All player salaries raised 12.5%, across the board, 18 being 12.5% more than 16 - and the owners still come out ahead because 20, the new number of weeks in the regular season, due to #2 above, is 17.6% more than 17, the current number of regular-season weeks. 5. Keep the clock running after incomplete passes, and during extra point attempts, except in the last two minutes of the second quarter, and the last five minutes of the fourth quarter. This will result in each team running the same number of plays in the 18-game season that they now run in the 16-game season, approximately (the starting time for late-time-slot games can then revert to the traditional 4:00 PM EST). Games 17 and 18, by the way, would be interconference games matching up teams that had a corresponding division finish the year before; i.e., 1st place vs. 1st place, 2nd vs. 2nd, etc. The divisional assignments for these games would be between divisions that had last played each other in their entirety one year ago, and three years ago (this also means that the two Super Bowl teams from one season would have a three out of four chance of playing each other the following season, instead of the current one out of four chance - provided that both teams had won their respective divisions). Let's get this done!
  10. TenOfSwords

    Disgruntled Nick Foles skips OTAs (ORIG POST: 6/1/2016)

    If I were Foles I'd be disgruntled too: Last year he was benched following a game against the Bears in which Jay Cutler went 19 out of 24 for 258 yards, 3 TDs and 0 INTs - and not a single starter on the defense was benched.
  11. TenOfSwords

    Ongoing Derek Carr Thread

    Both the Raiders and the Jaguars are liable to have their best seasons in recent memory - the Raiders having their first winning season since 2002, and the Jags finishing in the "first division" - (first or) second in the AFC South - for the first time since 2010.
  12. TenOfSwords

    Rolling R-word's (Trademark Pending) updates..

    They should wait until after the bye to bring RGIII back. He will definitely be fully healthy by then - and not for nothing, but if they could win in Dallas with Colt McCoy, then why the hell can't they win in Minnesota with Colt McCoy?
  13. TenOfSwords

    Rolling R-word's (Trademark Pending) updates..

    Let's say they have the obligatory letdown this Sunday and lose in Minnesota. Then they head to their bye week 3-6, with RGIII likely to return following the bye. Two years ago, they were also 3-6 and had a bye in Week 10 - and we all know what happened after that. Just saying.
  14. TenOfSwords

    Ongoing Derek Carr Thread

    Carr has much better wide receivers than Foles has though. Then again, so does Drexel.
  15. TenOfSwords

    Ongoing Derek Carr Thread

    The plight of the 2014 Raiders could have been alleviated somewhat with the 18-game schedule - since, in its most likely variant, the Raiders would have picked up two more games against teams that finished last in two of the NFC's divisions in 2013, making their schedule significantly less of a back-breaker. But as is, they've got 3-13 if even that written all over them - and Dennis Allen is a gone goose, by the end of the season if not sooner.