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  1. This board seems generally pro-Teddy as the heir apparent to Brees. Out of curiosity, anyone out there opposed to signing Teddy as QB of the future?
  2. Good news is we have elite special teams talent on the field with Morestead, Taysom and Hardee. Plus a bunch of guys who have given us depth in STs situations. You can definitely tell it's been a roster priority since the dark days of mid 2010s.
  3. When you literally stack up all the Saints players you have to cut just to enable this trade, it's just not worth considering for long. Not to mention the draft capital, and denying chances to our young drafted (and UDFA!) receivers who are starting to show something. One reason we have such a well-rounded roster now is that Loomis has dialled back on high profile veteran acquisition. Quiet pickups are the way to go.
  4. Jacksonville is going to be a real threat here. As soon as someone comes in with a multi year 18m + deal on the table, we're toast. Seems to me the Jags are most likely at this point. However, their cap space is horrible (2nd worst per overthecap). I guess they've been very active in free agency several years in a row. So they'll need to free up a lot with cuts and trades to get involved with Teddy.
  5. Salary cap hit notwithstanding, if they lose Gurley it won't be a major hit to the franchise. It sort of goes to show the value of the position. With that offensive line and the zone running scheme, they just need a couple of backs with good vision and I doubt they lose a tonne. Not the same drop off as losing an all Pro at the big ticket assignments like LT, WR1, RDE, etc. The heartbeat of that offense was the playcalling and quick release to wide open receivers.
  6. My favourite play in the Rams game was when Peters clearly tried to bait Cooper by grabbing his facemask and draw a retaliation call. Then they paused, had a chat and just flagged Peters on his own. Think that was the TD drive, can't remember though. I did notice a lot of gaping holes in their zones that were missed by Dak or dropped by receivers. Saints offense won't be forgiving.
  7. Brees, Thomas, Zach Line. Didn't exactly wind back the coaches' tape for my Line pick, but I did see him crushing souls on more than one occasion at the 2nd level. Seemed like our runs either went 2 yards or 10+, great Wrl/FB blocking when we got there. Apple, Lattimore and Davis. I would've liked a "whole of interior d-line" pick here too. Onyematta was great in relief and very active, Davison and Stallworth likewise. Taysom and Lewis. If we can cut out the ST penalties, Kamara and Lewis could get some big returns against the Rams. With a strong D and field position at home, can't lose.
  8. Bevell will not find a running game to his liking in Atlanta compared to the Lynch era in Seattle. Freeman showing signs of injuries catching up on him, and Coleman only excels in outside zone type runs. Their core strength is the receiving game, they'll have to hope Ridley keeps progressing. Horrible o line limits everything they do against the big teams.
  9. I know he's had a few negative plays in the last few weeks, but I'd love to see Arnold get 5 for 100 and a TD this week. Put him in the reckoning for looks in the post season and a platform for 2019.
  10. If anyone is having a bad day, I can recommend finding the fake punt play and watching the upback celebrate with a mic drop after falling at least 1.5 yards short. Then repeat a good few times until it has a similar effect to being surrounded by a room full of puppies.
  11. If we get another scrappy win against the Steelers (and say the offense is still not in sync), what do we do Week 17? Nothing to play for in that scenario W17. Then the divisional round would feel like a distant memory from when the offense last looked on point. Do we send out the starters in Week 17 for a half to stir some life into them? I'm expecting that Brees and the o line find their groove against the Steelers. Things will come more easily to the receivers if the run game goes high intensity in the Dome.
  12. Looks like Panthers are putting Cam Newton on ice for rest of the season, according to reports.
  13. 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. "
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. The last time any of our divisional rivals got a win was 4 November!
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. With the exception of the Dallas Cowboys coaching job.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.