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03 Sep 2017 12:50

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on3m@n@rmy wrote:Not sure about Kaepernick but in case you have not heard the Broncos are signing Osweiller to the league minimum contract. Browns will pay the rest. Paxton Lynch will be out for 5 weeks with injury so I suspect Brock gets released when Paxton comes back I guess

BO gets $15.3 Mil from Cle and $750 K from Den not matter what. If TS goes down, and BO plays well, he might get the job that was offered to him in '15.

Pathetic!

When Manning came back from injury in 2015 and resumed his starting spot just in time for the playoffs, Osweiller was not happy believing he should have remained the starter going into the playoffs. After the SB, he was offered a sweet deal on a new contract and rejected it, basically telling Elway to stick it and taking Houston's offer, which wasn't that much more than what the Broncos were offering. So, he couldn't cut it at either Houston or Cleveland and now ends up back in Denver, at least for the time being. And the most egregious part is he's guaranteed that huge dough from Cleveland no matter what! He could walk way from the game tomorrow and never have to work another day in his life. Free millions of $$$ for basically doing nothing but sign guaranteed contracts...ridiculous! (no wonder the average Joe can't afford to see any games these days!).

It's bad enough watching career journeymen like Sanchez make millions for holding a clipboard, 10th OA picks get paid millions to sit the bench behind also-rans as well as the number of substance/PED/DV abusers getting off lightly, but the Osweiler situation takes the cake for me.

Losing interest in the NFL real fast...you guys can have it! :(
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Re: Re:

03 Sep 2017 14:51

Nomad wrote:
jmdirt wrote:
on3m@n@rmy wrote:Not sure about Kaepernick but in case you have not heard the Broncos are signing Osweiller to the league minimum contract. Browns will pay the rest. Paxton Lynch will be out for 5 weeks with injury so I suspect Brock gets released when Paxton comes back I guess

BO gets $15.3 Mil from Cle and $750 K from Den not matter what. If TS goes down, and BO plays well, he might get the job that was offered to him in '15.

Pathetic!

When Manning came back from injury in 2015 and resumed his starting spot just in time for the playoffs, Osweiller was not happy believing he should have remained the starter going into the playoffs. After the SB, he was offered a sweet deal on a new contract and rejected it, basically telling Elway to stick it and taking Houston's offer, which wasn't that much more than what the Broncos were offering. So, he couldn't cut it at either Houston or Cleveland and now ends up back in Denver, at least for the time being. And the most egregious part is he's guaranteed that huge dough from Cleveland no matter what! He could walk way from the game tomorrow and never have to work another day in his life. Free millions of $$$ for basically doing nothing but sign guaranteed contracts...ridiculous! (no wonder the average Joe can't afford to see any games these days!).

It's bad enough watching career journeymen like Sanchez make millions for holding a clipboard, 10th OA picks get paid millions to sit the bench behind also-rans as well as the number of substance/PED/DV abusers getting off lightly, but the Osweiler situation takes the cake for me.

Losing interest in the NFL real fast...you guys can have it! :(

BO making million$ is worse than what Ray Rice did?
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Re: Re:

03 Sep 2017 15:27

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jmdirt wrote:
on3m@n@rmy wrote:Not sure about Kaepernick but in case you have not heard the Broncos are signing Osweiller to the league minimum contract. Browns will pay the rest. Paxton Lynch will be out for 5 weeks with injury so I suspect Brock gets released when Paxton comes back I guess

BO gets $15.3 Mil from Cle and $750 K from Den not matter what. If TS goes down, and BO plays well, he might get the job that was offered to him in '15.

Pathetic!

When Manning came back from injury in 2015 and resumed his starting spot just in time for the playoffs, Osweiller was not happy believing he should have remained the starter going into the playoffs. After the SB, he was offered a sweet deal on a new contract and rejected it, basically telling Elway to stick it and taking Houston's offer, which wasn't that much more than what the Broncos were offering. So, he couldn't cut it at either Houston or Cleveland and now ends up back in Denver, at least for the time being. And the most egregious part is he's guaranteed that huge dough from Cleveland no matter what! He could walk way from the game tomorrow and never have to work another day in his life. Free millions of $$$ for basically doing nothing but sign guaranteed contracts...ridiculous! (no wonder the average Joe can't afford to see any games these days!).

It's bad enough watching career journeymen like Sanchez make millions for holding a clipboard, 10th OA picks get paid millions to sit the bench behind also-rans as well as the number of substance/PED/DV abusers getting off lightly, but the Osweiler situation takes the cake for me.

Losing interest in the NFL real fast...you guys can have it! :(


There's every chance he will get cut again. One year contract after all.
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03 Sep 2017 15:35

jmdirt wrote:
Nomad wrote:
jmdirt wrote:
on3m@n@rmy wrote:Not sure about Kaepernick but in case you have not heard the Broncos are signing Osweiller to the league minimum contract. Browns will pay the rest. Paxton Lynch will be out for 5 weeks with injury so I suspect Brock gets released when Paxton comes back I guess

BO gets $15.3 Mil from Cle and $750 K from Den not matter what. If TS goes down, and BO plays well, he might get the job that was offered to him in '15.

Pathetic!

When Manning came back from injury in 2015 and resumed his starting spot just in time for the playoffs, Osweiller was not happy believing he should have remained the starter going into the playoffs. After the SB, he was offered a sweet deal on a new contract and rejected it, basically telling Elway to stick it and taking Houston's offer, which wasn't that much more than what the Broncos were offering. So, he couldn't cut it at either Houston or Cleveland and now ends up back in Denver, at least for the time being. And the most egregious part is he's guaranteed that huge dough from Cleveland no matter what! He could walk way from the game tomorrow and never have to work another day in his life. Free millions of $$$ for basically doing nothing but sign guaranteed contracts...ridiculous! (no wonder the average Joe can't afford to see any games these days!).

It's bad enough watching career journeymen like Sanchez make millions for holding a clipboard, 10th OA picks get paid millions to sit the bench behind also-rans as well as the number of substance/PED/DV abusers getting off lightly, but the Osweiler situation takes the cake for me.

Losing interest in the NFL real fast...you guys can have it! :(

BO making million$ is worse than what Ray Rice did?


....more maybe it could be worse piled on top of worse....

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03 Sep 2017 18:36

....yeah this ain't the NFL but it is football....and will likely put a smile on your face....

By point-spread standards, Howard pulled off perhaps the biggest upset in modern college football history Saturday night.

The Bison, an FCS team from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, entered as 45-point road underdogs against UNLV and stunned the Rebels 43-40 in Las Vegas. UNLV paid Howard $600,000 for the appearance.

Las Vegas sportsbooks were not offering a money line on the game, but the Bison could be found as 600-1 long shots and even higher at some offshore books


Since 2005, there have been 254 games featuring point spreads of 40 or greater, according to sports betting database BetLabSports.com. Before Saturday, 40-plus-point favorites were 253-0 straight-up.

Howard was not the only massive FCS underdog to pull off a stunner Saturday. Liberty, a 33-point road underdog, outlasted Baylor 48-43
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Re: National Football League

04 Sep 2017 12:26

....the thickened plot so far....

CLEVELAND -- Members of unions representing Cleveland police officers and paramedics have said they won't hold a large U.S. flag during pregame ceremonies before next Sunday's Browns season opener after a group of the team's players knelt during the national anthem before a preseason game last month.

Steve Loomis, president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association, cited his service in the U.S. Navy when he told WKYC-TV he was astounded that Browns management knew of the protests but allowed it to occur.


"I am not going to participate or work with management that allows their players to disrespect the flag and the national anthem," Loomis said.


http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/20562272/unions-refuse-hold-flag-cleveland-browns-opener

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Re: National Football League

04 Sep 2017 12:33

No one was quite sure what Saturday would look like, as nearly 1,200 players went from NFL rosters to the open market, so much so that Denver Broncos president of football operations/general manager John Elway said he believed most teams, the Broncos included, would try to get a head start.

Elway said in recent days that the Broncos had evaluators looking at players they believed other teams might release "because you’re not going to be able to look at everybody if you wait." This year, teams cut their rosters from 90 players to 53, without a cut to 75 players ahead of the final week of the preseason, as had happened in previous years.

As a result, the list was bigger than ever: almost 40 pages of names on the league’s transaction report for personnel executives to sift through, sort and decide if any of those players are better than the ones they kept. Here’s one swing at a starting lineup of available players after discussions with a few personnel executives around the league Saturday night to go with an assist from ESPN’s NFL Nation team reporters:


....btw the lead-in to this article was....

Building a team from the 1,000+ players released on cut-down day


http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/246894/offensive-line-veterans-former-pro-bowlers-ward-lee-highlight-all-available-team

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05 Sep 2017 02:31

Patriots swap Jacoby Brissett for Colts WR Phillip Dorsett

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_8mZxf7C8Q
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05 Sep 2017 14:10

movingtarget wrote:Patriots swap Jacoby Brissett for Colts WR Phillip Dorsett

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_8mZxf7C8Q

If stone could talk it would look and sound like Bill, who doesn't appear to like pressers. But Bill keeps doing what he needs to do because he can. Smart roster-builder with depth, which helps to make these kinds of moves happen.
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05 Sep 2017 14:24

New life for Osweiller moving forward.
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/09/04/brock-osweiler-calls-returning-to-denver-one-of-the-top-five-days-of-his-life/amp/
Comments about his decision to leave Denver:
At the end of the day, I tried making the best business decision for myself and my family. Whether I made the best one or not, that could be argued. But the fact of the matter is it was made. I’m not going to live in the past.
Sounds mentally ready to cut steel. We'll see in 5 weeks how secure Paxton's QB-2 job is.
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05 Sep 2017 15:55

on3m@n@rmy wrote:
movingtarget wrote:Patriots swap Jacoby Brissett for Colts WR Phillip Dorsett

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_8mZxf7C8Q

If stone could talk it would look and sound like Bill, who doesn't appear to like pressers. But Bill keeps doing what he needs to do because he can. Smart roster-builder with depth, which helps to make these kinds of moves happen.


Bill would make a fantastic undertaker.
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Re: National Football League

06 Sep 2017 13:05

Good read.

Pretty much my thoughts. Brady is taking major risks.
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06 Sep 2017 21:01


Yes interesting read but I have some concerns with either the reporting or the whole concussion protocol thing.

As to reporting, biases have been affecting reporting for the last few decades and it has gotten so bad now that statistics are showing that the general public does not believe media reporting nearly as much as 20 years ago. So this article's title is "Can We Talk About Tom Brady’s Brain". Okay so I'm thinking here comes a medical discussion. But there is not one shred of physical evidence in the article that has anything to do with Brady's brain. The discussion is based entirely on the claim that Brady's supermodel wife says that Tom has had concussions every year. Yet Tom said he did not have any concussions in 2016, the NFL (and others) looked at every snap on tape and concluded he was not concussed last season because every hit or every time he was taken down he got up immediately. Yet tape may not reveal all concussions and Tom is probably in protection mode. I'm just presenting the possibility that there could be some reporting bias going on here.

But wait! Brady's supermodel wife said blank blank blank. This points to the second problem, which is really 2 problems: 1) since when are wives part of the concussion protocol and 2) maybe concussion Protocols are really so bad wives have to speak up.
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Re: National Football League

07 Sep 2017 01:12

Go Chiefs!!!
When I woke up and saw the yellow jersey that I had left by my bed the night before, I asked myself: "what are you doing in Merckx's bedroom?" I couldn't believe it - Bernard Thevenet
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07 Sep 2017 20:52

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08 Sep 2017 02:54

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08 Sep 2017 04:40

Interesting and entertaining game.

Who was it that said Smith wasn't good, and should be replaced by the rookie? :eek: :lol:
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08 Sep 2017 06:51

jmdirt wrote:Interesting and entertaining game.

Who was it that said Smith wasn't good, and should be replaced by the rookie? :eek: :lol:

Yeah. And TonTon got his wish.

Smith: 28/35 completions/attempt, 368 yards, ~148 rating. Not good enough to be appreciated by D2 volleyballers maybe.

Looks like Pats defense is not very deep in spots. Hightower goes down so they replace him with backup Cassius Marsh, who was acquired 7 days ago in a trade with Seattle. In Seattle he was a hand in the dirt DE, and used as edge rusher. NE used him as a standup DE/OLB who was expected to pass cover RBs downfield. Marsh has a good motor that suits the edge rusher role. But to use him in pass coverage downfield is a huge mismatch (and negligent by NE) that favored KC. And NE has no option other than Marsh? I was shocked. Especially as Marsh joined NE in the past week.
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