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PIT & Clubhouse
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  1. In total disagreement here. Completely different situations, while it was clearly a bad PI call that we benefit from in the Steeler game it looked like there was contact from certain angles, having the benefit of slow motion replay that showed to not be the case...point is, lets call it the "ghost" PI call is not unusual, it happens multiple times every season. The no call that cost us a trip to the SB was an abomination. I've been watching the NFL for 50 years and I don't ever remember seeing a more blatant case of PI (and helmet to helmet to boot) whenever anyone asks me about it I simply say....what do you want from me, the whole world saw it.....
  2. Agreed. It's not the outcome of the lawsuit or that any real judgement will be passed, it's the perception and the attention it will attract that the NFL wants nothing to do with...
  3. The game should have never gone to overtime, young players sometimes make foolish mistakes, the Pels could have run the clock down to almost nothing and got fouled but dunked the ball with too much time left....
  4. I mostly agree, and I hope our talent pool improves but I have my doubts as I've seen our youth system first hand and it sucks beyond belief. I'm convinced that there are other Clint Dempsey's out there that weren't as lucky as he was (his folks couldn't afford to pay travel team fees so the other parents chipped in), unless and until our youth system is driven strictly by parents dollars it likely isn't going to change...pretty much echoing what you are saying re: clubs...the US don't have any clubs with the resources and financial backing for this to be possible here....
  5. Exactly, don't get the depth statement, he very possibly wouldn't even make the team....
  6. Totally (respectfully) disagree...and I'm a USMNT pessimist from way back. McKinnie is going to surprise you, Arriola while not flashy is very capable...that is 3 out of 4 MF'ers...if Adams is just decent our MF becomes the strength of the team, we also have Boyd for depth...the back 4 played better the last 2 games but is a ways from being able to compete with the best international teams, the MF is almost there... Of course its going to be challenging to find these players, I just hope Berhalter knows what he is doing...if he keeps trotting Bradley and Zardes on the field I will totally lose faith in him....Pulisic went himself more than once against Mexico with Bradley wide open, as a coaching staff that has to send a message....
  7. I have to disagree that the midfield is terrible. Bradley is terrible and why Berhalter insists on trying to run the attack through him and play from the back astounds me. He absolutely cannot defend, he doesn't have the foot speed or worse he is just defensively lazy...the young midfielders I have hope for (Pulisic will be a star, McKinnie has really come on, Arriola is a bulldog, a fighter, Tyler Adams needs to get on the field)....Zardes is another huge WTF, he doesn't belong on the field, he has zero soccer skill or anticipation, he is just a body out there...if Berhalter continues to trot Bradley and Zardes out there I will have lost faith in the coaching staff to make sane decisions.... The back 4 is still a bit shaky, Yedlin coming back should help but I think we are one decent solid center back, a midfielder to replace Bradley and a dynamic striker (which admittently don't grow on trees) away....the core is there, just need a few more pieces and for the US coaching staff to get a clue....
  8. Thanks for posting man. So happy we have one soccer team that represents this country that is great and fun to watch...One correction Rose Lavelle IS a superstar....
  9. Correction...you've seen the offensive line put this team on its back, allowing Brees, AK and MT to shine...the biggest hurdle this team has faced has been keeping the offensive line healthy, hopefully we have better depth this year (and hopefully we don't need it). If MT signs for 20mil a year I guess I'm ok with that but dominant offensive lineman are more valuable than WR's IMO... My feelings on MT have changed a bit, I'd be totally fine with letting him play out his contract and franchising him if necessary.....
  10. My thoughts on extending MT have changed a bit. If he wants to be the highest paid WR in the NFL (22 million a year) and his agent won't budge? I would not at all be opposed to letting him play out his contract and then franchise tagging him next year. As great as he is WR is way down the list of positions I think are most critical...teams that have won the SB in recent times don't have top 3 WR's typically....I prefer that we invest in the oline and defense, and resign Kamara if it comes to it....
  11. I've never been more proud of a US soccer player than I was of Rapinoe yesterday. Her performance exceeded any reasonable expectation of a game played well...it was an epic performance, one for the ages...that girl left every ounce of will and determination she had on the field...the last 5 minutes she was on the field she was non-stop energy...
  12. This I wholeheartedly agree with but they didn't mortgage their future to get those players....teams that consistently draft well win and contend....period...
  13. This is one of the few things we disagree on. I'm not going to debate that Jones is great, he is, HOFer....but they gave up multiple potential starters at positions they were lacking to get him....They had their chance to get that SB championship but I don't think they will ever get back there, they have too many holes. And one thing about Julio, he is not TD productive...only 51 in 8 seasons, that is quite underwhelming....most great WR's average 10+ TD's over the prime of their career...
  14. I can't possibly like this post more than I already do....it is astounding to me that every sports league is littered with teams who never grasp this simple concept. It is not rocket science, you still have to draft well (ie, have good, capable scouts and FO personnel), but the blueprint is so obvious....for the most mind numbing bungling stumbling totally inept organization I give you the Washington Redskins (perhaps there is some karma at play as well)???? Excited to see the Pels next season....
  15. Yeah, the local media buzz here said the Wizards have no intention of trading Beal...the national media stuff (as usual) is out of control speculation, with little substance behind it....But the way things are shaping up, if the Pels get Ja....OMG....