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Everything posted by Alphagrand

  1. You're in luck. Hurts has already told AJ Brown he's not throwing him the ball tonight.
  2. Giants at 2-0 is hard to wrap my head around. Giants at 4-0 would make me think we're in an alternate universe.
  3. Standings - Detailed View AFC WEST W L T PCT PF PA Net Pts Home Road Div Pct Conf Pct Non-Conf Strk Last 5 Kansas City Chiefs 2 0 0 1.000 71 45 26 1 - 0 - 0 1 - 0 - 0 1 - 0 - 0 1.000 1 - 0 - 0 1.000 1 - 0 - 0 2W 2 - 0 - 0 Los Angeles Chargers 1 1 0 0.500 48 46 2 1 - 0 - 0 0 - 1 - 0 1 - 1 - 0 0.500 1 - 1 - 0 0.500 0 - 0 - 0 1L 1 - 1 - 0 Denver Broncos 1 1 0 0.500 32 26 6 1 - 0 - 0 0 - 1 - 0 0 - 0 - 0 0.000 1 - 0 - 0 1.000 0 - 1 - 0 1W 1 - 1 - 0 Las Vegas Raiders 0 2 0 0.000 42 53 -11
  4. I've mentioned before, it's a very important criteria in evaluating QBs that we haven't seen enough evidence on either way with Hurts -- what kind of 4th quarter QB is he? The type who wins games in the 4th quarter, the type who doesn't get it done in crunch time, or even worse type of QB who makes the big mistake down the stretch to let the other team win? Tua showed one example yesterday that he can utilize the weapons he's been given to bring the team back from a large deficit. I'm not a big believer in Tua, but the fact is he threw 4 fourth quarter TD passes to win a game for his team. We haven't seen that from Hurts yet; hopefully we get to see evidence that he can keep his team in games and win them in the clutch.
  5. I don’t think Jimmy G will re-sign no matter what happens this season; they made him take a pay cut and now he’s the starter playing 16 games for less money than he finished at last season — after the organization drafted his replacement If I were him my motivation would be to have a great year, and let them kiss my ass while I walk away. His restructured contract prevents them from franchise-tagging him at least.
  6. A lot of late leads being blown both weeks so far. Hopefully Hurts plays much better in the 4th quarter tomorrow than he did against the Lions
  7. Regardless whether you think Lamar is a top tier QB in this league (he’s not), you can’t pursue a player that insists on busting your salary cap while making it impossible to sign/extend other players around him. He’s insisting on top of market salary and a fully guaranteed deal to leave the organization cash-strapped and cap-strapped.
  8. The play down near the goal line to Gainwell was bad because a decent throw likely would have been a TD, and Smith was an easy throw for a TD or DPI because the CB handed him off to the safety, who simply grabbed him
  9. I’ve said before that Lamar Jackson’s contract demands are high risk, if he has plans to stay in BAL. If he doesn’t care about staying then it’s not risky because he’ll likely get a big fat contract extension from somebody If I were Decosta I’d franchise tag him, then listen to trade offers when he refuses to sign the tag. He’s a diminishing asset with demands to be the highest paid player in the NFL. I doubt his performance this season will motivate any NFL team to fully guarantee a deal. The NFL is catching up to him.
  10. Evade the DL rush (check), keep eyes downfield while rolling out (seldom), if there is an open receiver hit receiver in stride (very seldom), OR Take snap, spot open WR, throw ball on time and on script to distribute ball to playmakers (all too seldom) Be the conductor, not the fiddle player
  11. Yup. I think of sacks and QBs in terms of natural selection, survival of the fittest, to use evolutionary terms. QBs like Marino, Brady, Peyton Manning, Rivers, Dan Fouts, etc. were sacked less than the average even though they had little mobility for one simple reason -- they got rid of the ball before the pass rush could get there. QBs like Wilson, Watson, even Luck and Wentz to an extent get hit and sacked a lot because they will hold the ball longer to try to make plays downfield. Burrow has a weak OL in Cincy, but he's also holding the ball longer by design because their offense is built around the WRs and hitting chunk plays. Those plays take time to develop.
  12. The DL issues are in part because of the opposing QB time to throw metric. QBs are reading the Eagles D pre-snap and diagnosing quickly where to go with the football. Again last week Jared Goff led the league at 2.47. That doesn't give the DL enough time to make an impact. Gannon has to be much better at giving one look pre-snap, then getting out of it, to make the QB hold the football longer. Cousins typically takes a long time to throw because he prefers to throw downfield more than average. Last week he was 2.96 seconds which is longer than average. If the Eagles pass rush can't bother Cousins before he throws downfield that will be a sign of a big problem. The good news is that Hurts was 2.75 seconds -- around average. He was the highest time to throw in the league in both 2020 and 2021
  13. Agree on all your points (without quoting the entire post) -- but, please -- the ignore feature. If everyone would just put these tools on ignore instead of entertaining them for 5-10 pages it would do a lot to clean up your frustrations and others as well. They WANT the back-and-forth and name-calling; it's entertainment for them. Without it, sooner or later they will leave I have quite a few people on ignore, and I'm sure just as many have me on ignore. I do so because conversation with them becomes pointless and confrontational, not because they're bad people. The moderators likely have full time jobs and don't have the time or energy to read the blog all day. One feature I've suggested before and will suggest again is, when you have a user on ignore it should also not show any replies to them by other posters. When folks actively engage these trolls it forces everyone else to have to read the pettiness as well.
  14. I’d be willing to bet Cousins takes more flack from their fans than Hurts does in Philly. The surprising part for them would be the pushback, not the constant critiques
  15. I don't know .... I question why people get so bent out of shape when discussing a player on a football team. There will always be differences of opinion, and sometimes it's best to walk away from the computer for awhile rather than engage. I suspect there is an agenda there beyond the player himself. My opinion at this point is pretty firm -- Hurts did not play any better than a C+ grade on Sunday. He ran well, and if people want to say that's all that counts because the team won, then that's fine. He was pedestrian throwing the football, he didn't distribute the ball well, and he didn't play well in the 4th quarter. The progression in his game that folks want to point to I believe is a mirage. He didn't look any different than his first NFL start to me. I'm sure many will disagree but that's where I'm at. The great news is one game out of 17 is a very small sample size; there's another game coming up on Monday. Like I said before, if Hurts puts up a player-of-the-week caliber performance, everyone should be happy with that.
  16. What's the mood of the board going to be if the Commanders bomb them by 24 points?
  17. All this hand-wringing about QB will be irrelevant Monday night when Hurts goes 24-for-31 for 295 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INT, and only 4 carries.
  18. You just be careful; our King will throw you down faster than a leaky pen
  19. I wish it was about something, only because I want to see Howie throw the challenge flag from the press box down to the field. That would be a throw.
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