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2019 BAKER

whiteyc_77

The Skeleton Debator
Mod Alumni
#1
Well, the new league year starts today, so I guess this is as good of a time as any to start the new thread.

A few bold predictions:
  • RGIII makes the Pro Bowl.
  • Ben Roethlisberger will be MVP.
  • The NY Giants will run away with the NFC East.
  • The Raiders will make the playoffs.
  • Josh Gordon makes the Pro Bowl.
-YTC
 

GR8 2 B FL G8R

Well-Known Member
#3
Nyg now have Janoris Jenkins... go gata. They are not a lock for the NFC East crown with Washington also having Jordan Reed... go gata ...coming into his prime.
 

Southpaw

Fuckface
Utopia Moderator
#7
Yeah they will. The Dolphins are shitting the bed. They are signing 31 year old Mario Williams to a contract and going to let 25 year old Olivier Vernon walk once they remove his transition tag, and they are also going to ask Cameron Wake to take a pay cut and if he doesn't they may cut him. The Jets have no qb because Fitzpatrick wants too much money and the Bills have Rex Ryan and will never do better than 9-7.

The Patriots will win by default unless Brady gets hurt.
 

Lloyd Carr

Well-Known Member
#9
Bills...amirite?

-YTC
I could see any team taking it this year, especially if the NFL wins the appeal in the Brady case. Even if the decision is upheld in the NFL/Brady case and Brady gets to play every game, every defense in the AFC East has the potential to be reel good this year.

I think there'll be a lot of close games and whichever QB sucks the least will likely take the division. Brady obviously will suck the least, but if he misses time, it's a whole new ballgame.
 

Wuf

Desensitized and Willing
#13
Can't believe Charles Johnson is coming back for 1 year/$3 mil. Got the cap space to make a run at Weddle, but doubt Panthers will go for it.
 

Hollywood

Sun Drop Junkie
Mod Alumni
#14
I hated Gettleman for throwing Steve Smith to the curb, but everything since then has been gold. Dude knows what he's doing.
 

dirt

Trolltalitarian
#15

ya'll not predicting the doLOLphins to do something?
Yeah they will. The Dolphins are shitting the bed. They are signing 31 year old Mario Williams to a contract and going to let 25 year old Olivier Vernon walk once they remove his transition tag, and they are also going to ask Cameron Wake to take a pay cut and if he doesn't they may cut him. The Jets have no qb because Fitzpatrick wants too much money and the Bills have Rex Ryan and will never do better than 9-7.

The Patriots will win by default unless Brady gets hurt.
Good knowledge bruh
 

Southpaw

Fuckface
Utopia Moderator
#16
The Titans basically got Murray for a bag of peanuts. They just swapped 4th round picks with the Eagles. A difference of 13 slots.
 

whiteyc_77

The Skeleton Debator
Mod Alumni
#17
Did the Titans have a bunch of cap space? Because having $11 MM tied up in that position seems a bit excessive. Especially considering all of the other needs that they have.

Was this one of those "we've got to spend the money somewhere" type of moves like what the Jaguars typically do?

-YTC
 

Southpaw

Fuckface
Utopia Moderator
#18
Did the Titans have a bunch of cap space? Because having $11 MM tied up in that position seems a bit excessive. Especially considering all of the other needs that they have.

Was this one of those "we've got to spend the money somewhere" type of moves like what the Jaguars typically do?

-YTC
They redid his contract as well. Not sure if your number reflects that, but yes, the Titans had 47 million in cap space.
 

Brick

Well-Known Member
#26
some QBs win the nfl lottery. no rhyme or reason for why some of these guys score huge contracts, i swear. a lot of it has to do with coincidence. it's the most arbitrary thing in sports.

brock osweiler has thrown for 44 touchdowns in his college and pro careers, COMBINED. matt simms is making something like 1 million next year and he's thrown 9 such touchdowns.

if ma'kid by freak accident had supernatural athleticism and could play pro sports, QB would be the last place i'd put him. it is a crapshoot.
 
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Hollywood

Sun Drop Junkie
Mod Alumni
#31
some QBs win the nfl lottery. no rhyme or reason for why some of these guys score huge contracts, i swear. a lot of it has to do with coincidence. it's the most arbitrary thing in sports.

brock osweiler has thrown for 44 touchdowns in his college and pro careers, COMBINED. matt simms is making something like 1 million next year and he's thrown 9 such touchdowns.

if ma'kid by freak accident had supernatural athleticism and could play pro sports, QB would be the last place i'd put him. it is a crapshoot.
Football sucks from a pay perspective anyway. Plus debilitating brain issues once you retire. Look at dem baseball and basketball contracts, mah gawd.
 

Brick

Well-Known Member
#32
My point is if you're the best defensive tackle or offensive lineman or linebacker you are guaranteed to have a great career barring injury or drug abuse or something. You can be a good to great QB and get stick in a shitty situation and either never see the field or be in a shitty scheme. It's a racket.
 

PSUEagle

Well-Known Member
#45
Move doesn't make sense: cutting Bradford after this year costs ~ 10 million in dead money, so if the idea was to have an insurance policy in place it's ridiculously expensive.

The other thing is age: Daniel is actually older than Bradford, so it's not like they're investing in a young guy with upside (like Osweiler).

Think the Eagles made two great trades with Miami/Tennessee to erase some of Kelly's personnel mistakes, but I don't like the amount of money they're tying up in FA's: this team isn't a contender with the two guys they have at QB so it's a total waste IMO.
 

R2D2

Well-Known Member
#46
The thing that bothers me is his contract. $21m, with $12m guaranteed for a back up? Would have been fine just rolling with Sanchez.

Edit: This quote is great:

"But this is ridiculous. In what world does Chase Daniel deserve $7 million per year with $12 million guaranteed? Drew Stanton is a very similar quarterback with a comparable skill set, and yet Arizona gave him just $6.5 million over two seasons. The noodle-armed Daniel should have received $10 million over two years (or 3-15), and not nearly as much guaranteed money. I don't understand the obsession Andy Reid and his cronies have with Daniel, but it's not like they have a great read on quarterbacks, given that they've been trying to sell the mediocre Alex Smith as a great quarterback to their fans for years."
 

bruin228

Madden Mobile Addict
NCAA Moderator
#48
Move doesn't make sense: cutting Bradford after this year costs ~ 10 million in dead money, so if the idea was to have an insurance policy in place it's ridiculously expensive.

The other thing is age: Daniel is actually older than Bradford, so it's not like they're investing in a young guy with upside (like Osweiler).

Think the Eagles made two great trades with Miami/Tennessee to erase some of Kelly's personnel mistakes, but I don't like the amount of money they're tying up in FA's: this team isn't a contender with the two guys they have at QB so it's a total waste IMO.
Outside of money, do you like it? When we talked a few weeks ago, you were fairly high on Daniel.