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In Topic: Baylor WR Josh Gordon

12 September 2014 - 01:38 PM

Aren't your end of the bench guys so that by say, week 10 some backup becomes an instant starter and possible upside as you finish the season and head into the playoffs?


In Topic: Baylor WR Josh Gordon

10 September 2014 - 04:39 AM

Breer says the vote could be pushed way back to 2015.  Breer also states "There would be reassessment of penalties already levied on players for drug violations during the 2014 league year".

 

Greg Rosenthal adds: "Bigger takeaway: New policy would reassess suspensions for drug violations during the 2014 league year. Gordon was 2013."  https://twitter.com/greggrosenthal

 

Here's the full Breer report from

http://www.nfl.com/n...new-drug-policy

 

 

NFL player reps table vote on new drug policy

  • By Albert Breer and Ian Rapoport NFL.com
  • Published: Sept. 10, 2014 at 12:32 a.m.
  • Updated: Sept. 10, 2014 at 01:03 a.m.
 

The NFL Players Association conducted a conference call with its 32 player reps Tuesday night after receiving a drug-policy proposal from the NFL, and it ended without a vote.

According to union sources, players had issues with the league's proposal that were significant enough to table the vote for another day.

The league and union met face-to-face in New York City on Monday. After more early communication Tuesday, the NFLPA contingent left for Washington just before lunch to wait for the proposal, which came shortly before the 9 p.m. ET call.


 

The sticking points after the call weren't made completely clear, but issues over whether players will be punished upon DUI arrests (rather than convictions), and the appeals process on human growth hormone testing have persisted. The league would like to start HGH testing immediately. That would mean there wouldn't be a population study, and approval there might hinge on players' ability to challenge the science of the tests on appeal.

 

Though all aspects of the negotiation are fluid, there has been basic agreement in other areas:

 

1) There would be reform in marijuana testing. The threshold for the A sample is expected to be raised from 15ng/ml to match normal workplace standards in other businesses. Also, the first suspension for marijuana would be two games, rather than four.

2) Offseason violations for amphetamines would move from the policy on performance enhancing drugs to substances of abuse.

3) There would be reassessment of penalties already levied on players for drug violations during the 2014 league year.

 

It is possible, but not certain, that a vote could be taken on Wednesday. It's also possible the negotiations are tabled until 2015.


In Topic: Fitzgerald owners - Time to hit the panic button?

09 September 2014 - 03:57 PM

Apparently Fitz had the heavy coverage.  Flowers (from KC) covered him with a Safety over the top the whole game.   This freed up Floyd quite a bit.  He did get some endzone shots later in the game.  But, even when they were down to the Chargers, ARI kept running the ball, throwing dump offs, etc.  They didn't start chucking it at Fitz.

 

With Fitz being such an unselfish player, I don't think he complains this year.  But, when it comes time to renegotiate his deal to make it more cap friendly ($24M cap hit next year or something crazy?), it's possible he goes to another team with a promising young QB, or maybe one with a shot to win the Super Bowl (or both).


In Topic: Baylor WR Josh Gordon

09 September 2014 - 03:50 PM

 


I'll get involved in this #### waving contest, if Gordon goes free I'll be looking at Dez, Jordy, Josh and Jimmy Graham with Patterson and Sanders as back ups.

Hell yeah

 

 

What does the other guy in your league think of your roster?


In Topic: Normal looking NFL scoreboard?

05 September 2014 - 06:03 AM

 

 

Use The Score app on your phone

Canada's greatest gift to the world. Thank me later

Yep... Great app... A little disappointed it's Canadian but oh well... I guess it kinda evens out their "other" greatest gift to the world... Beiber

LOL. "Great app, loses points for being Canadian."

 

Neil Young.  The Guess Who.