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#6394645 Antonio Brown requests trade

Posted by ralphster on 16 January 2019 - 09:26 AM

Tomlin is a decent coach, but the dude is horrible at handling players.

How was his handling of Brown horrible? His star diva WR got pissed over a team MVP vote, picked a fight with his diva QB then left the field and stadium.

When contacted the diva WR said he had a knee issue, so Tomlin gave him a day off and asked for an mri the following day. The diva WR no showed the dr appointment, didn't respond to calls or texts and then showed up on Sunday expecting to play.

And Tomlin sat him, knowing it could cost the team a shot at the playoffs.

How was that handled badly?  

How did Tomlin handle Leveon Bell badly?  Tomlin doesn't pay the players - the front office does.

I don't think Tomlin is the best coach by far - his clock mgmt and failure to make needed adjustments at the half are well known. But I don't get how people spout off about how he handles the players.

Buffalo would be a nice place to send AB off to. I think 9ers and MIA will be in the hunt as well.

#6391093 Cardinals set to hire Kliff Kinsbury as head coach

Posted by ralphster on 10 January 2019 - 08:25 AM

I liked Rosen the most of this years rookie qb class. Fix that oline and he'll surprise

#6368884 Giants beat Da Bears

Posted by ralphster on 04 December 2018 - 08:03 AM

the poster formerly know as seafoam deserved this I suppose.

Barkley has proven his worth; a dynamic talent that should continue to pay off - especially if the giants go LAR route next year.

I'd put most of the blame on Sunday's game on chase fkn daniel. can't take those sacks for huge losses and then throw it directly to the opposite team.

the bears are already ahead of expectations imo, and to see them ascend is a pure joy.

legit question: macadoo benched eli last year and was fired for it. do you giants fans now think he might have made the right call on that?

#6358668 Packers at Seahawks: In-Game Discussion

Posted by ralphster on 16 November 2018 - 08:39 AM

Mccarthey is as good as gone after the year.

If anything can be salvaged from this season it is that.

Bring on McDaniels

After what Josh did to the Colts I wouldn't hire him to be the ball boy in GB.

#6352218 League Issue

Posted by ralphster on 07 November 2018 - 07:03 AM

Any team announcing their intent to depart a league should not be allowed to trade future draft picks.

Also a future 1st is not worth AB, Kelce & Julio - were I mish I'd likely veto that trade even if the other owner wasn't leaving after this season.  

Lopsided trades kill leagues.

#6334993 Matt Nagy

Posted by ralphster on 15 October 2018 - 04:56 AM

Coming out of the bye week we should have been better prepared on both sides of the ball.

Silly penalties on offense and abysmal tackling on defense is absolutely on Nagy. Fkn Osweiler beat us? Are you fkn kidding me?

Ultimately we deserved to lose this game. It's a process; learning how to win & close out games. Both team and coach are learning as they go this year.

Whereas I am very happy with the direction we're going, today was tough to watch.

IIRC Andy Reid has a ridiculous win % coming off a bye week. It's one of the traits I'd hoped Nagy would imitate.

#6326536 Mitchell Trubisky

Posted by ralphster on 03 October 2018 - 03:10 PM

The cb fell down on Burton's TD. That aside I dug the gist of your last two posts rallo.

In my view bears are an ascending team. They're starting to put things together. Nagy has them motivated and his misdirections are working. It's a ray of hope and glory for a mad football town that's seen a lot of mediocrity since 1985.

They still need to learn how to stand up to the very best and close out wins. Going into this season I'd have been happy with 8-8 and some progress towards improvement. 4 weeks in I'm already satisfied the bears are pointed in the right direction.

#6324640 Jake Butt torn ACL fear

Posted by ralphster on 01 October 2018 - 05:57 PM

A good deal of ff for me is finding that hidden gem in the late rounds or off the wire who ends up being fantasy relevant.

Doesn't matter how big or small the benches are, doesn't matter if they're 3rd or 4th string - the magic of that guy you had a gut feeling on turning into a starter does it for me.

There are five focking leveon bell threads still getting play around here. Reading deep dive content keeps my powder dry.

While we're on the subject, I like Marquez Valdes-Scantling to break out over the next couple weeks while Cobb (and potentially Allison) is out.

#6309670 Matt Breida- Useless or nah?

Posted by ralphster on 15 September 2018 - 07:02 AM

Of the rbs on the 9ers I think Breida has the most upside.

#6303800 My Take on L. Bell

Posted by ralphster on 09 September 2018 - 09:04 AM

You got a good deal for him, especially for what you perceive his value to be old timer.

I don't think he'll be quite so bad on a new team, mostly because he produces so much in the passing game.

#6302655 Le’Veon Bell - The hold out continues!

Posted by ralphster on 07 September 2018 - 01:56 PM

Nice to see cooler heads prevail.  Respect that from you Foamy & Brother Bock.

Regarding Bell I think his agent is in his ear whispering that they can make up the missed money w guaranteed dough on his next contract.

#6301053 Le’Veon Bell - The hold out continues!

Posted by ralphster on 06 September 2018 - 07:47 AM

In 2016 the Pittsburgh Steelers generated 401 million dollars in revenue.

Their salary cap that year was 155 million.

I get his fellow players being cheesed; he's making x more than them, it's a team sport, they've got the chance to go far into the playoffs.

I get his side from the business angle; limited time to earn, injury risk with lack of future guarantees, no real free agency for the best players due to the tag.  

I get the fans grousing over a star player's holdout that could tank their superbowl hopes.

I do not get the keyboard warriors passing judgment on Bell's character or lack thereof. It's as if boreds like these are the yelp of the sports world.

The players do all the work generating the revenue and aren't even paid half of it. Broken down into individual player contracts and it's even more ridiculous. Bell touched the ball 400 times last season, and was in line for as much or more touches this year. What's so difficult to understand - why a player would want to save himself for a future employer or why he would not want to put his future earnings on the line for a team that has repeatedly lowballed him?

"He's selfish trash! Next man up will be just as good." seems to be a sentiment of many. The sentiment I share is more along the lines of "Wow the CBA is awful and elite fb players are getting screwed."

Compare contracts in the NBA or MLB to how players get paid in the NFL. Football players have the shortest careers and get the least money yet their game is the most popular and generates the most revenue. That's just wrong imo.

#6301015 Chicago homers

Posted by ralphster on 06 September 2018 - 07:18 AM

Nagy is from the Andy Reid tree. He takes over after one of the most predictable coaches (Fox) was fired.

Then the Bears went and spent big money in the offseason to add skill in ARob & Burton. Nagy has talked up ARob throughout camp and he is expected to serve as their WR1 this year.

Our running game should be strong and it looks for the moment that the oline is finally healthy.

Everything the Bears have done will be for naught if Trubisky busts though. It's been reported that Nagy wanted Trubs over Mahommes in KC but Chicago took him before they could move up. That the hc believes in Trubs that much is of some comfort b/c the kid looked shakey more than a few times after being pressed into duty last year.

We've just added Mack, who should really help with keeping us in positive game scripts in division games. I like where this Bears team is headed and think they can fight their way to 9-7 this year.

Fun stat: ARob has the most red zone tds since he came into the league. He won't necessarily be a world beater in our division and cold weather, but I do think he goes 76-1070-8.

#6299306 Who will be waiver wire gold this year?

Posted by ralphster on 04 September 2018 - 06:49 AM

Who is the pass catching TE for Dallas? They can't just throw all those Witten plays away, can they?

There are several on the team. Jarwin is the one I have a couple shares in.

#6280565 Weepaws

Posted by ralphster on 06 August 2018 - 09:01 PM

the father, the son & the holy rb rankings.