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  1. Quite apart from the fact that they picked him up in the hours after he was arrested for a 3rd time this year, I find it even more grossly offensive listening to their thought process. He tried to defend it by saying that 5 people, all men, came to the unanimous view that it was fine. Does he have any idea how that would sound to domestic abuse survivors? Many of whom will be diehard Redskins fans (especially if they've spent enough time near the Hill)? Completely tone deaf from the start. Then there's this quote. I don't know if this is taken out of context, or I'm misreading it, but is downplaying domestic violence as a crime and the things Foster is alleged to have do e? I don't get it. And if so, it seems the Redskins have already made peace with the allegations against Foster. This is a disgraceful position for an NFL franchise to take. I hope at least in part I've misinterpreted his words. "We’ve got people who are in high, high, high, high places that have done far worse, and if you look at it realistically, they’re still up there. This is small potatoes [compared to] a lot of things out there. "
  2. It's practically a Madden curse when a team 'wins the draft'. They tend to be the flashier crowd pleasing picks. Nobody was giving the Saints much credit for picking a right tackle, especially with the Foster phone call narrative.
  3. Anyone see the play where McCaffrey broke free but got caught and tackled down? Maybe even by a safety, I didn't check though. How can he not have the breakaway speed to take that to the house? Really weird. He had a day and scored straight after, but just saying.
  4. Yep, it made sense to go for it on 4th down. It's 100pc the Eagles' fault for letting Kamara in behind them. If we pick up the 1st and they tackle him for 10 yards or so, it's a non story.
  5. The last time any of our divisional rivals got a win was 4 November!
  6. I feel the Rams D has been overrated and is trending in the opposite direction to the Saints D. Rams punish poor O lines, of which there are many in the NFL, and indecisive QBs. They're being exposed week after week in matchups against legit playoff QBs. If you take Donald out of that defense, what's really left? No above average edge rushers, mixed bag at LB and overpaid corners. Suh won't rack up the sacks, he's now more of a pure run stuffer. Tyreek Hill against Marcus Peters could be an embarrassment. It'll take the media a couple more weeks to get used to the Rams D being a genuine liability but I think that's where they are. The offense is the beating heart of that team, no mistake. Goff's quick passing, the elite O-line and Gurley are the team's core strength.
  7. I went Ingram, Kamara and O-line; Jordan and Rankins; Lutz. This set of guys were the architects of a great road win and the reason it wasn't close at the end. Cousins and Thielen, you can have your pretty looking stats and junk time yards, but I'll take these guys instead.
  8. Favourable cap numbers for next couple of years. Much more affordable terms than the elite guys who might be available. And it's not like we have all our eggs in one basket with Eli. If he busts, it's not a disaster. He comes with upside at a reasonable price. Question: can a team who traded for a player still exercise the 5th year option on their rookie contract? I assume so.
  9. With the exception of the Dallas Cowboys coaching job.
  10. While I was heavily against the Mack trade, now that they're on that trajectory it only makes sense to trade away Cooper for a number 1 (and likely to be a nice mid to high round pick). Strict value terms, Cooper may have been mid round R1 value for about a season or two, but the further into his rookie contract he got, as well as the drops and the commitment issues, he can't be more than R2 value at best. Cowboys overpaid, Raiders got a good deal on a guy who'll be a FA before the raiders are remotely relevant. Flip side, Raiders are completely tanking and you're absolutely right Dru. Weird programme for Gruden to go with coming out of a long hiatus just to deliver a rebuild. Raiders have a horrible drafting record to boot.
  11. Brees would have gotten a higher grade from me, and the national media, if on the play he converted a 3rd down to Thomas when under heavy pressure, he'd have thrown with his left hand. Rolling eyes emoticon.
  12. It was ugly in an oddly pretty sense.
  13. Went Brees, o line and Bushrod. Davis and Rankins. Taysom. Gritty win. Felt like we had the game in our grasp, weird that we let them off the hook only to see the PAT go wide right. If you take away our garbage 2-minute defense, we win that game easily. On the flip side, it seems to be when Flacco comes alive. Shouldn't give them so much cushion and bust coverages in the most crucial times.
  14. If he wasn't going to be a Saint, best that he went to the AFC at least.
  15. Also, Peyton Manning had some awful division opponents throughout his career. There wasn't a viable winning qb for many years at Houston, Jacksonville or Tennessee, and that's just the start of it. Up and down defenses all of them, poorly coached with high turnover and loss of players to free agency, no pull factor. He dealt with Haynesworth at his peak for a couple of years, that was tough I guess. Wouldn't begrudge Manning or Brady any of their accomplishments, but to cross compare regular season records is ridiculous. How about Peyton's playoff record, given all that 14-2 talent he had at the Colts?