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  1. Northern Green Wings

    Jay Gruden let go...

    I always thought of Jay Gruden as a pretty good coach. He never had much to work with while there and his guys seemed to play for him. But their personnel decisions have been terrible and they tend to add little from the draft as well. I think he should be happy he got fired mid-season. Let's him relax the rest of this season instead of dying with a sinking ship. I thought the Dolphins might go winless this season, but coming off a by against a team who were equally terrible and just fired their head coach... it's possible they get a win.
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    Week 5 Open Discussion.

    The Falcons had played us real hard the last 3 matchups prior to that, all games that we won. It was definitely on their minds. And the injuries were definitely a factor. Having 3 scratches moments for the game at the tight end/receiver position is extremely tough to deal with.
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    Dak reportedly turns down $30 million a year, wants $40 million

    Yeah Newton might not ever be the same after the shoulder injury. I'd also say while I like Brisset, he has a very small sample size as well. And somehow he has a larger deal than Prescott. If the Cowboys believe their roster is playoff/superbowl worthy, I see no scenario in which they don't sign Prescott. Despite some recent struggles, this is still a good team. While they can definitely do better than Prescott, the question would be how do they do better? No one is available at the moment, and they will finish in or right near the playoffs, so drafting one isn't happening either. They're best bet is to double down on Dak and make it work. Otherwise all the other roster building they've done goes to waste.
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    Dak reportedly turns down $30 million a year, wants $40 million

    I mean not that I'm a pro Dak guy, but what has Garappolo done to warrant him over Dak. Same thing with Derek Carr, who for all intents and purposes likely misused Cooper since he is on fire now with the Cowboys. In any case, Prescott is right at the edge there, with guys like Garappolo and Derek Carr. Who both at the time signed huge deals as QB. Dak will get a sizeable contract.
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    Dak reportedly turns down $30 million a year, wants $40 million

    I remember laughing at the Cowboys trading a first for Cooper but they definitely got that one right. I'd go as far to say that since joining the Cowboys he has been their best offensive player and not Zeke. In 14 games with the Cowboys, he's put up 1237 yards, 11 TDs and 85 catches. He hasn't played a full season with the Cowboys yet has numbers that would put him in the Pro Bowl for sure. But yeah it's also like I mentioned, when his new deal does come does he revert back to more what we saw in Oakland? Or was his production in Oakland due to poor coaching and his QB? Tough to tell.
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    Dak reportedly turns down $30 million a year, wants $40 million

    Dak is definitely in the top half of QBs in the NFL, and that's all you need to be to get a big payday. The poor play of a couple weeks isn't going to change that. If the Cowboys wanted to save money on his deal, they needed to get it done before Wentz and Goff got theirs done. Now at a minimum it's going to match those deals, if not exceed. But there is a difference between all three teams too. In the case of the Eagles, the amount of money they have committed to Wentz was no different than the amount of money they committed to both Wentz and Foles last season. The difference is they don't have a tried and true backup for Wentz anymore, so him staying healthy is paramount. With Goff he already had a decently high cap number due to being first overall. So while he still got big money, the "delta" isn't as noticable. In the case of Dak he is getting paid peanuts, and his backup also getting peanuts. When he does sign to a big deal it will effect what else they can spend money on. That wasn't the case with Zeke with them as he already had a large cap number. Ditto with Cooper. While those signings will also impact their ability to sign someone, it's not as significant as what it takes to get Dak done.
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    Dak reportedly turns down $30 million a year, wants $40 million

    Not a good outing for Dak yesterday despite throwing for a lot of yards. What's slowly going unnoticed is how hard Cooper is working for a new contract. I guess he was probably going to be paid near the highest anyways, but it certainly looks like he is going to get a top 3 contract. The real question will be how does he perform afterwards.
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    Jason Garret has a better coaching staff than Doug Pederson right now.

    The only game I felt he coached poorly on the defensive side was against the Lions. Against the Redskins, it was clear the entire team was rusty until they woke up the second half. Against the Falcons I thought he coached really well and blitzed more than we've seen from him in forever and it confused Matt Ryan. Unfortunately he blitzed probably one too many times and it costed them in the end. Against the Lions he went blitz heavy again and it rarely worked. The Lions easily picked it up and had easy throws/completions. If we're going to blitz that heavy and not get home we at least have to force the QB off balance. On a TD they gave up they blitzed the house, the Lions picked it up such that Stafford stood like a statue in the pocket to deliver an easy completion for a TD. Against the Packers I don't think he coached horribly. Jones wasn't exactly good before going out, and then Maddox was epicly bad. They couldn't do anything right in coverage against Adams. Against the Jets I think he took advantage of a young QB who didn't have preparation. While it was easily our best defensive game of the year, I thought he coached a better game against the Falcons even though it didn't go our way. Honestly I don't know if we blitz enough, or too little, or too much. I do know that in general our blitzes haven't been effective. Whether that's been the players executing or his coaching it's tough to say. But if we aren't blitzing well, i'm more inclined to not blitz. Nothing is worse than sending pressure that doesn't get home.
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    Week 4: Cowboys @ Saints

    haha you sound exactly like a typical philly fan The facts are Dallas is still 3-1 and leads the division. A quarter of the way through and they look like the best team in the division. Lot's will change between now and playoff time, between injuries they suffer, that other teams suffer, more slumps or adversity etc. While it's troubling that the first decent team they've faced on the schedule gave them problems, they have still set themselves up in good position in the first quarter of the season. They could of played down to the Giants Redskins or Dolphins but easily handled those teams. I'd expect more like that and less like the clunker on Sunday Botched calls tend to happen and throughout the course of a season it should even out for your team. The Eagles lack of fumble recovery against the Cowboys last year immediately stands out, but at the end of it all even with the refs fudging the call the Eagles had more than ample opportunity to win that game and squander it away. Likewise the Cowboys can't blame the refs about losing. At the end of it all they only put up 10 points. You don't win many games only putting up 10 points and that has little to do with the refs. It's probably only frustrating because the Saints managed a 12 point outing which should signify a win. It might of been an easier pill to swallow if the saints put up 20+, and then other people/fans would look at why their team came up short as opposed to blaming the refs. Blaming the refs tends to happen in close match-ups far too often.
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    Dak vs Carson

    Wentz I think only suffered 2 hits or something pretty low in the game, the Eagles offensive line really won that for him giving him protection and opening up running lanes. Wentz wasn't fantastic, but methodical and made the plays that were there as opposed to forcing the ones that aren't. The Green Bay secondary though is looking pretty legit, despite having time our guys had troubles getting open. I don't see the Green Bay Packers as a team that the Cowboys should have difficulties with. The Packers weakness is the Cowboys strength. Of course, there is always the Aaron Rodgers factor of pulling out a win he shouldn't. Entering the season I was thinking that the Cowboys and the Saints would be the biggest roadblocks to the Eagles getting HFA. With the Saints reeling with no Brees that part isn't going to happen, but the Cowboy are clearly contenders in the NFC. Cowboys losing against the Saints won't make them a bad team instantly... Saints are a pretty good team. But yes, the Cowboys do have a weak schedule to start and then it climbs in difficulty as the season goes. Likewise the Eagles have a difficult schedule to start, and then becomes easy near the back end. We all get caught up in who's hot right now but the season is a marathon not a sprint. Eagles can't take the crown from the East until they beat the Cowboys this season. It's theirs to lose and we lost both matchups last season. I do think Philly has the talent to do so though you might not find that same shared optimism on these boards currently.
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    How come Brady's receivers never drop passes

    Idk, Maclin was pretty good for us, then after some injuries flamed out pretty fast. He didn't show a lot his rookie season either. But definitely not a good showing for JJ. That catch he dropped at the end was a supposed strength of his. Ball wasn't perfectly placed but it hit him literally in the hands, in a relatively standing position. He flat out needs to come down with that. But there was many reasons we lost, drops were one of them.
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    Dak vs Carson

    Wentz played at a very high level, given the circumstances, in the second half imo. I don't think it was so much the lack of weapons (well it sort of is) but it was losing them all at the same time literally moments before the game. Had they a week to prepare with the current group, I'm thinking he performs better. But to me, we keep talking about his end game heroics or lack there of but I think you hit the real issue... slow starts. Football is a game of four quarters. Maybe 5 depending on OT. Wentz played exceptional for one half but that wasn't enough to climb out of the hole that he helped make in the first. If he plays average it's likely the Eagles win, but he was off on throws and timing and looked pretty poor. As for the run game or lack there of, it's tough to say. It's easy for us fans to say they should of ran the ball more and it would of worked. But the Falcons were selling out on the run. With Jackson and Jeffery gone, they basically pressed our WR and dared them to beat us. The reality is we couldn't get the run game going and our receivers weren't making plays.. it took Carson until the end of the game to get into a good state, which was already too late. With regards to throws getting his receivers hurt.. he definitely had a bad one to Ertz that did cause him some pain. The one to Agholor I think was tough all around. With no time left on the clock you have to squeeze one in there, and quick. I think he placed the ball exactly where it needed to be to let Agholor catch it while keeping it away from the defender as well, but he read that play and just decked him.
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    Dak vs Carson

    I don't disagree with the bold, but Wentz wouldn't of needed to be a hero if he shows up the first quarter. Same deal against the Redskins. As much as we like to glamorize end game heroics.. and by all accounts Wentz did pretty much as much as he could, not withstanding a game winning TD drop by Agholor and Ertz running short of the sticks.. but if he plays a more complete game that last drive could of been one to either milk the clock or get a much more makeable game winning field goal.
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    Dak reportedly turns down $30 million a year, wants $40 million

    I honestly didn't watch about mid way through their second drive before the beatdown. Everyone likes to overy hype and, on the flipside, down play some teams after one week. I think it's not really until the end of September that you can start to see viable trends on a team and how they perform. Lots on the board here were not fond of signing Wentz to a deal citing health. Which is a bit understandable and still a risk, you'd hate to have a guy with a fresh 100 million contract spending time on the trainers table. We also had Foles who was viable for us as well. Dallas didn't really have those sorts of distractions with Prescott, I think they should of locked him up sooner (who knows maybe they tried and Prescott turned them down.. hence the title of this thread) but simply put it will now cost them more. What that magnitude is, is tough to say. If it grows into the 3-4 million more per season I would cite it as significant as that's good backup/starter money for most other positions. if it's in the 1-2 million range I don't see it having too much of an impact on their team.
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    Dak vs Carson

    Dak has been, up to this point in his career, a dink and dunk passer. Wentz has not been. But I wouldn't take that as a negative, and what Wentz does as a positive. In 2017 when Wentz was having his MVP season, he was second in the league in yards travelled per completion. The person ahead of him was Jameis Winston and the person behind him Mariota, not what I would call great company. In fact, it's horrible company, if you have a stat line that puts you with those two you'd think it's time to re-adjust something. But there's different ways to play and win. If anything, I'd say Wentz biggest weakness right now is his short game. He seems to struggle with the easy passes such as screens and dump offs. One example that comes to mind is a pass to Howard in the flat this past game. It wasn't a great ball and Howard had to go low to catch it (I actually thought it was a really good catch from Howard.) He was still able to turn up field and pick up some more yards. A better placed ball turns it from an ok gain of about 4 yards, to 5 or 7 yards. I think it's too early to speak to who is more clutch, but granted Wentz hasn't been the pinnacle of health yet so has a lesser body of work to go by. Generally when he is playing and he's healthy, we've rarely had to face much adversity late in a game. I do disagree on the most important QB stat being wins and losses. That's most certainly a team stat. I think back to games against the Titans and the Panthers last season. While you could certainly make the argument Carson needed to play better, the reality is he played pretty well in both those games. Against the Titans i'd look just at much at the defense's inability to get a stop on 4th and long that would of won the game in OT, or against the Panthers our complete inability to run the ball. Or the Eagles Cowboys second match up last season. Wentz drove the team down to tie it up and force overtime, only to never see the ball again. He had a pretty good game despite also zero help from the running backs (37 rushing yards.) Likewise I think Dak has stepped his game up in the playoffs (something that I hope doesn't continue.). But the results have been the same. But I wouldn't look at Dak's losses in the playoffs as a detriment because he played well. Ultimately time will tell with the two. Both have good teams surrounding them. Wentz I believe has the better coaching staff, Prescott has been healthier.