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Didn't bother to watch that interview - just not interested. It sounds like you have a soft heart for Wilson & now feel sorry for him?
Did you read my entire post?!? I said I wouldn't want to spend more than a few minutes around the guy! o_O
Look at it from reality: Wilson didn't win & never even came close... in 2 yrs (30 games started) goes 11-19 with no playoffs & no division titles...absolutely egregious! (in fact, when Wilson was signed the media here became euphoric talking about how many SB titles he could bring to the Mile High City. Lol).
You forgot to mention in his first year he led them to last place. Improved to 3rd this last season. :nomouth:

Wait, are you in Denver? You said "here". That explains a few things! LOL!
And sit down the team & figure out a way for them to all work together for next year? WTH? Lol.
Because they are going to eat $37m to have him play for another team. Someone will sign him, for the vet minimum, and the Broncos will be paying the other $37m of his salary! It would have made more sense to hold on to him, then send him to the practice squad this coming season! At least they wouldn't have to listen to his motivational speeches on a daily basis if this were the case.

As to Denver now signing a vet? With what money?? Because of this debacle they'll be $27m over the cap for this coming year, with a whopping $85m in dead money!!!

Maybe they are looking at it this way. These are their black and white choices:
  1. We hold onto Wilson, put him on the bench (or practice squad) and see if anyone else wants him. They won't, but at least they won't have him, in the chance he makes their team better. We're out $39m, but it is what it is. Cutting him in 2025 is almost as bad, but won't leave us with the $85m cap hit.
  2. Wilson has fallen so bad, we hope he goes to another team and wrecks them, even if we have to pay for it!
Seriously, the only trade in NFL history that's worse at this point is the Herschel Walker trade. Deshaun Watson's trade comes close. However, Wilson's contract must now be regarded as the worst in NFL history, if not sports history. There are some infamous bad ones in baseball. I think Bobby Bonilla is still being paid by the Mets, even though he retired some 20 years ago, and played for other teams after they dumped him. But his contract wasn't this much cash. Especially considering the NFL has a hard salary cap, it really is astounding how bad this contract is.

Not too bad for Wilson though. Not only is he a multi-millionaire, he has that bright, shiny, positive, can-do attitude that will get him through life.
 
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Yeah...Milton really cranked one out of there (~72 yds & hit the reciever in stride). He's putting on an aerial display similar to what AR did last year.

On the RBs, Corum looked really good particularly on the pass catching & agility drills. That 205 lbs he carries looks good on his 5'7" frame. Big Guy Braelon Allen didn't run the 40 for some strange reason (maybe hurt though they didn't say?). Supposedly Allen has run a 4.4 flat on that monster size, so I was looking forward to watching this.

Anybody have any info on Will Shipley from Clemson? I can't find any videos or info on his performance. He's been labeled the next CMC. I watched a little of him at Clemson last year. He was indecisive about declaring for draft until just a few weeks ago - so maybe he's actually not there & will instead do a Pro day.
 
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You forgot to mention in his first year he led them to last place. Improved to 3rd this last season. :nomouth:

Wait, are you in Denver? You said "here". That explains a few things! LOL!
I know...that's an amazing improvement going from last to 3rd. Lol.

Yeah...I'm in the Mile High City - I thought you knew that? Born & raised here, and have lived in different parts of the metro area over the years. Only left town to go to college in another part of the state. So, I get a full dose everyday of the Denver sports media. Lol.

Let me guess - you live in the Oakland area & have been a Raider fan since birth?
 
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Yeah...I'm in the Mile High City - I thought you knew that?
I'm almost your age, so if you mentioned it, I forgot. These things happen, you know?!
Let me guess - you live in the Oakland area & have been a Raider fan since birth?
Not in Oakland. I did however live there briefly years ago. I was a fan before birth (as in my father was a Raider fan before Daryle Lamonica days!) The rest is a long, boring story.
 
Evans is staying in TB which could mean Mayfield is back.

 
Back 30+ years ago Bill Walsh wanted NFL rosters to be about 60 players (no practice squad), similar to the NCAA. It would now take more than that to get through an 18 game season. Here's what I think would need to happen to make 18 games work:
  • 2 or 3 bye weeks
  • Pre-season reduced to two games
  • Teams can only play a Thursday night game after a bye
  • Rosters expanded from 53 to 60
  • Practice squad expanded from 16 to 22
  • Mandatory rest weeks post concussion
  • Mandatory play time for healthy bench players of X plays per month
What makes more sense to me, if the NFL wants more football, is to just expand the league to 40 teams. Put four teams in Europe, and add four more in the US: St. Louis, San Antonio, Portland, Oklahoma City. I point out these four cities as they already have stadiums in place that could temporarily suffice until big stadiums could be built. If no teams are going to be in Europe, the league could just expand to 36 teams, or add a total of 8 in the US, adding San Diego, Columbus, Austin, Salt Lake City, or a second team in Chicago sharing the new Bears stadium.

The problem with adding more teams is quality of play. With the way players, specifically QBs are going down already, we would see a league where the likes of Sam Darnold, Joshua Dobbs, Drew Lock, Easton Stick, Jarett Stidham, Tyrod Taylor being starting QBs for teams. Not back-ups who play a lot of games, team starters. And when they go down with injuries...
 
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I haven't been following the scuttlebutt on regular season expansion: Is going to 18 games a real possibility or just barbershop talk among the fat cats in the luxury box?

And why would the Commisioner ever think of approving - and the NFLPA agreeing to - an 18 game schedule when the 17 game season is already too effin long? The amount of injuries - especially more serious season-ending injuries - is getting unreal. QBs are dropping like flies with quite a few playing through most of the season with some type of injury(s). And RBs in particular are taking a beating that by December & January they are so beat up they have to either miss a few games or play hurt while under pain meds.

Even 17 games is ridiculous. I always thought 14 games was perfect for professional football like the schedule back in the good old days of the NFL. Now the seasons are insane with the regular season starting in late summer all the way to the SB being played in February! (I still can't get use to the SB being played in February). But I guess that's what the fat cats in luxury boxes want. Lol
 
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I haven't been following the scuttlebutt on regular season expansion: Is going to 18 games a real possibility or just barbershop talk among the fat cats in the luxury box?
According to Mike Florio, more of a real possibility. Apparently in the current CBA the league can actually implement it with a few catches they must follow, but what they are trying to do is bake it into the next CBA, which won't take effect until 2030.
And why would the Commisioner ever think of approving - and the NFLPA agreeing to - an 18 game schedule when the 17 game season is already too effin long?
Hello? Money! $$$$! Cash! Moolah! Mean green! Bones! Bread! Dead Presidents! LOL! These billionaire owners don't have enough money and need more. Much, much more! There's never enough. Never! A great way to get more is milk the cow even more, every last drop they can squeeze out of ol' Elsie!

The Commissioner? Who do you think he works for exactly?

Nomad? Is that you, or has your account been hacked?! LOL!

UFL starts March 30th. Just 10 game season. :)
 
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Alright Alpe, you got me on the Commissioner - he's nothing more than a mouthpiece for the owners. Lol.

What about the NFLPA? That's a pretty powerful union that's suppose to be looking out for player safety. Unless there's something in it for them, I can't imagine there wouldn't be any pushback on an 18 game schedule.
 
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Each team should already have two bye weeks. The players union will fight an 18 game season but money talks and they probably can't stop it from happening.

No surprise about Wilson. The new owners at Denver want a SB win but still the search for a quality QB ! Wilson was already past his best when he left the Hawks but no one at Denver seemed to notice, going by the ridiculous contract they gave him.
 
Just as I predicted. KC will do all it can to sign Chris Jones to a long-term deal, and by tagging Sneed they are keeping the key elements of their defense in tact. Smart move there.
Alpe, can Davis resist bringing R. Wilson in?
From what I can gather, new GM Tom Telesco has a lot of leeway and is calling the shots. In the past, several times Mark Davis got involved and made decisions, but I don't think that will happen now, not for a while. Telesco is the most experienced GM Davis has ever had. I think Telesco is going to grab a QB in the first round. Either JJ McCarthey (who says Tom Brady, now minority owner of the Raiders, is a mentor) or if JJ's stock rises too high, Bo Nix. That's my guess. But I also think if the price isn't insanely high, he'll make major deals to move up and get one of the top 3 guys. Thus, I don't see them signing Wilson unless all of that falls apart.

Wilson is going to want to go somewhere that he's either the likely starter, or can honestly compete for the starting job. That could be LV if the Raiders can't draft or sign anyone else. But I think other teams fit the bill better: Steelers, Vikings (if they lose Cousins), Falcons, maybe the Giants, maybe the Patriots if they deal the #3 pick away.
 
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Oh no! I'm sure Burns has to be livid about this. He didn't want to play for the Panthers last season.

I see Seattle has released Jamal Adams and Quandre Diggs. I'm not surprised by Adams release. The entire trade to get him turned out bad for Seattle as he was way too often injured. He made it mostly through last season, but had lost a step. A modern day Doug Plank, or Vann McElroy. Someone will pick him up and find a use for him. Cutting Adams causes some dead money, but also releases up cap money for Seattle.
 
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