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  1. eagle45

    Seahawks and Wilson agree to mega contract

    You mean if he does something he’s never done and sustainably plays the way he did during the best 13 game stretch of his career. In that case, yes, he’s worth 30+ million. You can say that about quite a few guys.
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    AAF Officially Dead , 2 weeks before end of season.

    Developmental leagues don't work for the football the way they do for baseball, soccer, and hockey. The NFL takes a much more severe toll on the body. Players primes are 23-27 and, in many cases, players are already declining years before they even hit 30. With the exception of QB, skills acquisition in football actually happens MUCH faster than it does in other sports (no offense, but it's true). Sure there can be rare exceptions to the rule, but other sports with successful developmental leagues actually use it as a key stepping stone for EVERYONE in their talent pipeline...not just for scrubs who have been passed by on the off chance that they catch lightning in a bottle. In that regard, NCAA football IS the developmental league and there really is no room for another.
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    Anyone else get sad watching the Saints,Chiefs, Rams

    Exactly. I've been saying this for years. The NFL wants games like Monday night. It has become arena football. Do I like that? No. I wish an 8 yard run from a physical back was still a big play. I wish an elite DL could still win games and stifle an offense. I wish a big, imposing WR was still a relatively efficient way to move the football. But none of those things are true. The Eagles are SLOW on offense...and guys with track speed running free are the way to light up the scoreboard to the tune of 50+ points. And that's how you win in this league. Even the best DB's in the NFL are helpless against this, so I'm not so sure that DB is actually even much of a need in the offseason. But explosive offensive weapons? We need that in multiples.
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    Hue Jackson FIRED by The Browns

    How do you NOT fire a guy after going 1-31 and THEN pull the trigger after he commits to a rookie #1 pick and goes 2-5-1? What the hell were they expecting this year? 4-4?
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    NFL Owners Already Re-thinking Chargers in L.A.

    They are 4-2. Just wait until Rivers retires and they find themselves amongst the league's worst teams in the dregs of a QB search with zero marketable players. Nobody would care about the Rams either if they weren't the most dominant team in the NFL. They still can't even put up a home field advantage. That city shouldn't even have 1 team, let alone 2.
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    REPORT: FA WR Corey Coleman released by Patriots

    There is a fine line between desperate and crowded at a position. Sounds crazy, I know...but in the Pats search at WR, someone had to go. Gordon was an unexpected windfall and they cut the newest guy. Coleman may be hideous, but I don’t think the Pats soured on him in 1 week.
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    REPORT: FA WR Corey Coleman released by Patriots

    THE move will have to wait until the offseason, unless Howie pulls some magic. Coleman is better than what we have (because we don’t actually have an outside WR at all at this point). And he has upside, no matter how unlikely, to be the definitive move. I wouldn’t hold the Patriots release against him. But the other 2? Yeah, that’s a red flag.
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    Teddy Bridgewater Traded to Saints

    Brees last year and they want to be immediately competitive with a replacement next year.
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    Justin Tuck lands gig as Goldman Sachs VP

    His football history obviously opened doors. His new position will leverage his background and fame. Those VP titles also get thrown around like candy. Still, this is very impressive.
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    Justin Tuck lands gig as Goldman Sachs VP

    NFL would be smart to broadcast this story far an wide. Good for their image. Cool story. ND, Wharton, pro-bowler, SB champion...no wonder Goldman hired him, that’s a hell of a resume. They should be able to reach out to a lot of wealthy athletes with him as the face of that dept.
  11. Exactly. Football is bad for brain and body. No debate. Also not exactly late breaking news. Common sense. The exact nature of CTE, what it causes, the exact numbers behind the risk, etc...still uncertain. Can’t just blame CTE reflexively every time something goes on with a former football player. Chronic pain and depression are on the same spectrum and exacerbate one another. That plays into this too...
  12. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/new-findings-on-former-nfl-players-and-suicide-risk/
  13. Former NFL athletes have lower suicide rates than age-matched males. CTE is a lot like global warming in that it demands further research and is real, but is also a vehicle that has taken off as a political/hysteria issue behind a lot of bad science.
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    Blake Bortles 3yr $54M w/jags

    To be devils advocate here...they now have a veteran qb who knows their offense and has won games in their offense on a contract that preserves cap space. You can’t say that about many teams in the nfl. So you now have a top 8 team in the nfl with a qb contract situation that allows them to be players in FA...
  15. THe 3 NFL Championships we the Eagles earned.