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Old 03-13-2018, 10:58 AM
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Cousins to Minn 3/$84 all guaranteed

Aaron Rodgers is about to become a very very very very rich man
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The price of QB's is outrageous.
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I saw other teams offered him longer term contracts while also paying the same amount per year, but he went with Minn? I thought players always wanted the longer term deal
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I mean it's $84 million What was he getting like one year deals in the high teens?
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Cousins to Minn 3/$84 all guaranteed

Aaron Rodgers is about to become a very very very very rich man
I hope not, we need to spend the extra cash else where.... If he does, we have another mediocre season to watch and wonder when Rodgers will leave for a team that will surround him with talent.
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I saw other teams offered him longer term contracts while also paying the same amount per year, but he went with Minn? I thought players always wanted the longer term deal
I'm not sure who else was offering, but the Vikings time is now. They have the parts in place to be very competitive based on what we saw last season. Now they have a gun-slinger who's shown he can produce if the right team is around him.
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I think the other contenders were the Cards, Broncos, Jets.

That makes sense... he wants to go to a good team and win now.
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I'm not sure who else was offering, but the Vikings time is now. They have the parts in place to be very competitive based on what we saw last season. Now they have a gun-slinger who's shown he can produce if the right team is around him.
Agreed. Out of the teams that needed QB I think Vikings is a serious superbowl contender within this next 1-3 years so maybe that played a big role...plus all that guaranteed money.....damn

Also, very excited for my Chiefs acquiring another very capable WR weapon....let the gun slinging begin!!!
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Teddy Bridgewater and Isaiah Crowell to the Jets. Packers get Jimmy Graham. Titans get Dion Lewis and Malcolm Butler. Sam Bradford to the Cards. Jonathan Steward to the Giants. Fins get Amendola.
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Best part of Gruden heading the Raiders is that I don't have to hear him say AMENDOOOOOOOLA on Sundays. Always bugged the hell out of me. Pretty sure he had a hard on to say his name all the time.
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The Seahawks are having a fire sale......

Paul Richardson, Jimmy Graham, Michael Bennett, Richard Sherman, DeShawn Shed, Jeremy Lane - all these guys started or saw heavy rotation.
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^You paid a lot of your defenders. Figured this was going to happen. Plus some holes via draft.
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^You paid a lot of your defenders. Figured this was going to happen. Plus some holes via draft.


Who is going to get the Honey badger?
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Who is going to get the Honey badger?
He don't give a @!#%.
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This feels about right.

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Not really too enthusiastic about the Giants signing Stewart. Even though he didn't cost a lot, i would have liked to see the money spent on either o-line or d-line. He's a veteran which is great, but it was almost like the giants wanted to sign someone just to be relevant before the draft.
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So, draft coming up. Looks like a big run at QB in the 1st round...

NYJ saw how nutbar the Bears were last year and said, "Hold my beer."
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Laff at whoever takes Josh Rosen. What a tool..
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This may only be of interest to a few, but I don't know how often we get this kind of insight from a player who got released. Richard Sherman was an easy guy to dislike if you're not from here, but I think this article speaks to the more intelligent, articulate and thoughtful person we saw locally off the field.

How it All Went Down - Richard Sherman

https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en...ks-free-agency
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Wish it wasn't blocked at work. Those Player Tribunes are insightful but lengthy. Work is the only place I have time to read them
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Originally Posted by 1Louder View Post
This may only be of interest to a few, but I don't know how often we get this kind of insight from a player who got released. Richard Sherman was an easy guy to dislike if you're not from here, but I think this article speaks to the more intelligent, articulate and thoughtful person we saw locally off the field.

How it All Went Down - Richard Sherman

https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en...ks-free-agency
Sherman does seem to be a genuine dude off the field. Everyone has to be a little cocky on the field to get your team going. Can't wait for all the people to be disappointed when Rodgers leaves GB... This whole state may be burned to the ground.
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Old 03-21-2018, 08:38 AM
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Wish it wasn't blocked at work. Those Player Tribunes are insightful but lengthy. Work is the only place I have time to read them
This one isn't too long - maybe 10 min to read (tops) FWIW.
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Sherman does seem to be a genuine dude off the field. Everyone has to be a little cocky on the field to get your team going. Can't wait for all the people to be disappointed when Rodgers leaves GB... This whole state may be burned to the ground.
I thought that when Farve left. It's strange when some of these players who become synonymous with their franchises leave for another team.
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New catch rule passes unanimously ? ProFootballTalk

The NFL has a new rule on what constitutes a catch.

The much-derided catch rule was unanimously changed today, with all 32 teams voting for the rule that has been hammered out by the competition committee with input from players, coaches and officials.

The new rule says that a ball is caught when the player has control, two feet or another body part down, and makes a football move such as a third step or reaching the ball toward the line to gain, or has the ball long enough to make such a move.

Under the new rule, controversial incompletions like the Dez Bryant play against the Packers and the Jesse James play against the Patriots would have been complete passes, rather than the incompletions they were ruled under the old rule.

There will still be some controversial rulings on close calls, but the NFL thinks the new rule will result in fewer controversies than the old rule. After a season in which officiating controversies often overshadowed the play on the field, that would be a step in the right direction.

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Under the new rule, controversial incompletions like the Dez Bryant play against the Packers and the Jesse James play against the Patriots would have been complete passes, rather than the incompletions they were ruled under the old rule.
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...or has the ball long enough to make such a move.
WHY?! Why add a judgement clause to something you are clarifying. If a player catches it, stands there, gets hit, and loses the ball it’s a catch/fumble if he stood there long enough that he could’ve made a move even though he didn’t. How long does it take to make a football move? Half a second?


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This may only be of interest to a few, but I don't know how often we get this kind of insight from a player who got released. Richard Sherman was an easy guy to dislike if you're not from here, but I think this article speaks to the more intelligent, articulate and thoughtful person we saw locally off the field.

How it All Went Down - Richard Sherman

https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en...ks-free-agency
I despised him after the Thanksgiving debacle but always respected his game. He knows getting into a guy's head can throw him off.

Good on Sherman for doing his research and negotiating his own contract too. Marathe is a salary cap god, so I wasn't worried about the AAV since the incentives he bakes in almost always make it seem better than face value.

RS is the type of person that excels with a chip on their shoulder, and I'm glad to see it in his own words. Late draft pick, shunned by his college coach and all that.
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I despised him after the Thanksgiving debacle but always respected his game. He knows getting into a guy's head can throw him off.

Good on Sherman for doing his research and negotiating his own contract too. Marathe is a salary cap god, so I wasn't worried about the AAV since the incentives he bakes in almost always make it seem better than face value.

RS is the type of person that excels with a chip on their shoulder, and I'm glad to see it in his own words. Late draft pick, shunned by his college coach and all that.
I think it's a smart deal for SF. If he performs, he gets paid accordingly. If not, they are not paying huge amounts for a bench warmer. Will be interesting to see how he fully rehabs from his injury. I'll root for him for all but two Sundays.
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WHY?! Why add a judgement clause to something you are clarifying. If a player catches it, stands there, gets hit, and loses the ball itís a catch/fumble if he stood there long enough that he couldíve made a move even though he didnít. How long does it take to make a football move? Half a second?

I agree - this seems like a bad scenario waiting to happen. It will be in the end-zone too, for a game winning touchdown and they'll be debating if the ball was held "long enough" to decide a game.

My condolences to the Steelers in advance.
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The catch rule passed unanimously by the way. 32-0.

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I think it's a smart deal for SF. If he performs, he gets paid accordingly. If not, they are not paying huge amounts for a bench warmer. Will be interesting to see how he fully rehabs from his injury. I'll root for him for all but two Sundays.
That injury was my concern. If he becomes a liability, maybe he might transition to the other side. Our rookie CB (Witherspoon) last year was great. He still needs work on his tackling and ball skills, but he's got speed.

49ers can also wash their hands clean after a year. I think despite the seemingly bloated contracts we signed for some players, we are due to increase our cap room number by roughly $30-50m
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Hopefully the NFL implements the targeting rule better than the NCAA, but I have major doubts about that.
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Not crying over spilt milk but this sucks

Report: NFL used new catch rule in Super Bowl replay decisions ? ProFootballTalk

NFL owners didn’t vote on a new catch rule until Tuesday when it passed unanimously. But, according to ESPN, the league applied the new rule — even though it wasn’t a rule then — in Super Bowl LII.

ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio said a conversation with Al Riveron, the NFL’s senior vice president of officiating, indicated it was “clear” the rule already was in place for replay rulings on touchdown catches by Zach Ertzand Corey Clement.

“They were basically legislating on the fly during the Super Bowl,” Paolantoio said on NFL Live, via a transcript from NESN.

Chris Mortensen agreed with Paolantonio, saying, “I will still maintain, as I said [Monday], that we saw this rule in action during the Super Bowl when the Eagles played the Patriots.”

The Eagles benefited from both rulings, with replay upholding the touchdowns. Ertz’s 11-yard score came with 2:21 left.

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On no planet at any time should the Ertz TD have been called incomplete. Three steps, ball broke the plane, and then the ground caused loss of control. It was clear as day, and no rule old or new would have mattered. This is just ESPN running out of shit to talk about.
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I have absolutely no problem with Ertz. Nada/Zip/Zilch

Clement was a toss up. I said it in the last discussion thread, that as a football fan I want that to be a catch, but it was just seemed to go against how they were calling it all year. Which now I know why
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So long as they were applying the same rule to both teams equally, nothing wrong there.

I also think the Ertz catch was solid. One could make a strong argument he was a runner by the time the ball crossed the plane.
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I still contend that Rodgers is the best to ever do it.


https://ftw.usatoday.com/2016/09/aar...ham-jay-cutler
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I hope the Rams come crashing down like the last "Dream Team"
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