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  1. Really, I don't see that at all. Freeney was 270lbs a prototypical sized DE...Key will struggle to maintain his speed and quickness at 250. To me there is really no comparison. I thought the same thing about Bark Mingo...I don't see Key making much of an impact in the NFL but I've been wrong before....
  2. Preach it indeed. That is exactly why this year is our year. We can't be that unlucky with injuries every year, odds are we will have a healthier year. And again, Armstead healthy is an absolute key.....
  3. I have mixed feelings on this issue. I like Baker Mayfield...alot...still, you never know, alot of great prospects have turned out not so great over the years particularly at the qb position. On the other hand, the fact that Brod and Face believe this is the guy to replace Brees makes me think he probably is. If they can get in position to draft him by giving up their 1st rounder and next years 1st and 3rd I could live with that. One thing that I think is a rather large misconception is the likelihood of winning a SB with the Trent Dilfer types. It is very much the exception rather than the rule.... Herb, love you man, but did you know that 13 our of the last 17 SB's have been won by qb's whose team drafted them....
  4. I loved Landry at LSU and really wanted the Saints to draft him. As much as I would like him on the Saints I really don't think we should break the bank for a WR. He is going to command a huge contract....
  5. It may have been luck, but we did good drafting Ram, I wanted nothing to do with Foster and would have been p'oed had we drafted him....
  6. Totally agree. And I'm not saying FA acquistions aren't important, they are. But the core of your roster should be mostly (not all) drafted players....
  7. QFT....we really should have learned what a good draft can mean to a team from the 2006 draft. The 2017 draft cements the notion that the draft is way more important than FA....
  8. Exactly, this is a fairly rare situation the Eagles are in, they have a SB winning QB that is still young that is going to be at peak value next year. Unless Wentz is going to be out for a considerable part of next season they have an opportunity to get maximum value for Foles. Or they can make him an extremely expensive insurance policy...(expensive in the sense that they won't get anywhere near the return for him if he is on the roster like you said)....
  9. I called the Eagles victory but was off a bit on the final score. I felt going in that the Eagles had better offensive and defensive lines. They ran the ball very well (I think over 160 yards) and had great balance on offense. I did think they would be better defensively against the Pats but in the end the defense made a big play and they were able to outscore them. If Wentz is a full go, I wouldn't be surprised if Philly trades Foles to a qb needy team for draft picks (I thought I saw they don't have a 2nd and 3rd?)....
  10. Agreed on Coryell, he should be in no question. The approach to building teams back then was limited mostly by drafting well. There were so many rounds of the draft back then, Beathard and his scouting department for years were 2nd to none in that category. It was less about innovation back then re: personnel than it was execution. I always found it ironic that while Gibbs was, as you mentioned, influenced by Coryell, the Skins SB wins were more about a dominant running game than anything else. They could throw it also no question but when your offensive line is physically dominating the other dline consistently,.... running the ball is smart football. I give Gibbs credit for keeping it simple, their running schemes (like the counter trey) were mostly very basic, they worked brilliantly due to the Hogs dominating up front...
  11. Thanks Drew, I didn't know that about Bridgewater's contract, that makes it a bit more interesting. But I still feel they will sign Bridgewater, it is a risk for sure, but he was more than just a steady player. He had some very good games in the latter half of the 2015 season. I'm pulling for him, I liked him in college and would like to see him come back from catastrophic injury....I thought they had Bradford for another year, but you are right, it has already been 2 years.... Cousins on the Vikes could be scary though....ugh....I sure hope he winds up in Denver....
  12. With all due respect Drew, I totally disagree with you on Beathard. Gibbs will always get most of the credit but Beathard was the personnel guy responsible for building those great Skins teams of the 80's and early 90's. He drafted 5-6 HOFer's and multiple later round picks that became all - Pro players. Once Beathard left for SD, the Skins completely fell apart, and sure enough, Gibbs left a few years later. Despite the Ryan Leaf pick (who if you watched him in college he was incredible), he was one of the best GM's ever IMO...The HOF committee hardly ever gets much right (Urlacher as a first ballot is a joke, especially when Sam Mills still not in), but they did here....
  13. No they don't, you are forgetting about Bridgewater, who has been cleared to play and is rumored to be 100% back. He was an up and coming young qb when he got injured, I fully expect him to be starting for the Vikes next year if he can stay healthy. I think there will be some team out there willing to trade for Keenum or Bradford, at least I hope so. If teams look to FA to fill their starting qb needs then the Mayfield option becomes more of a reality....
  14. Agreed on Watson Bonck, I thought it was about as obvious as it could be that he was the best qb coming out last year, it wasn't even close IMO. He would have been absolutely electric here. Nothing we can do about that now but if you look at Brees throughout the season as Brod/Face have pointed it out in other threads, he underthrew Ginn a number of times (some where Ginn waited and was able to make the play, some he wasn't). Right now I want Brees back for the next 2 years but to me there is no question he can't throw the ball with the same velocity that he did 5 years ago. I just hope it is a very gradual decline. I'm on board with jumping up and grabbing Mayfield if the situation is right, but I think to trade up to top 5 the price would be too steep, if he projects from 8 -10 that would be doable I believe. I don't think we can't afford to wait much longer....
  15. Brian, you truly have a gift bro...nicely done...My favorite was "Pigs have flown, hell has frozen over, the Saints are going to the Super Bowl,,,,,weeeeeeeeeeee"