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  1. Cleveland Browns: How many quarterbacks do you take over Baker Mayfield?
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    **** CLEVELAND BROWNS THREAD ****

    Division is mathematically possible but improbable. Pittsburgh owns tie breaker and have 7 wins meaning they would have to lose-out which seems improbable since they have the Bengals at home for the finale. We would have to win-out. We need to beat Denver in Denver and Mayfield is only 1-4 on the road and would be playing on a short week. Tough but then he also has to beat the Ravens in Balltimore. Baltimore would have to lose 2 of their final 3 games and they have Tampa Bay this week. Division doesn't seem likely and the Wild Card is even more convoluted. Playoffs are much more likely next year and we 'hopefully' can add a few more pieces this offseason. No matter what happens we've got the quarterback and will be in it going forward.
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    **** CLEVELAND BROWNS THREAD ****

    Mary Kay Cabot‏Verified account @MaryKayCabot Reporter: Baker, did you wake up feeling dangerous this morning? Baker: I think you know the answer to that 1:51 PM - 9 Dec 2018 from Cleveland, OH ------------------------------------------------------------------ Danger Man
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    Panthers vs Browns - Week 14

    He's getting better and better every week.
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    Panthers vs Browns - Week 14

    A-yep. And WHAT-A-CATCH by Hollywood Higgins.
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    Panthers vs Browns - Week 14

    Baker clicks on first pass for 69 yards, should have been an easy TD but Perryman fell. Great call by Kitfhens on a Jet Sweep to Landry for the TD. Could be a high scoring game folks.
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    QB Kyler Murray Oklahoma

    Pure speculation. Lets say he declares for the draft and a team drafts him. They hold his rights for one year if he doesn't sign with them and goes back into the draft pool. If he declares and a team drafts him the clock starts ticking. For Kyler (no auto correct, just me) I don't see a downside for him declaring for the NFL draft since he has already said he's not going back to Oklahoma and that is typically the decision for an underclassman in declaring for the NFL draft. If they jump ship and no NFL takes them then they are ineligible to go back. Murray isn't facing that dilemma so the only possible downside is he makes the As sweat but they probably didn't like him playing QB for a year and risking injury so he doesn't seem too concerned with what baseball thinks of his football interest.
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    QB Kyler Murray Oklahoma

    You are right, he has to be out of HS for three years and declare as an underclassman. I don't know the deadline for declaring for the draft, if its before or after Oklahoma's bowl game. AFIK their isn't a downside for Tyler Murray in declaring for the NFL draft since he isn't going back. He asked for permission to play and has had a great season. I don't know why he would not declare for the NFL draft.
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    Colin Kaepernick

    They all turned out terrible. The big difference is none of the others came with a circus to skew an unbiased football take.
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    QB Kyler Murray Oklahoma

    Heisman winner and a two-sport athlete who is under contract with the Oakland As and his agent says he's done with football but Kyler didn't close the door. I haven't seen any threads on the kid and was hoping to get an insight into his NFL football potential since no mocks have him at the top of the board that I've seen. My feeling is that no one will touch him at the top of the draft but someone might take a flyer late even if they know he will play baseball for a season or two. As Kyler Murray's NFL Stock Rises, Questions About His Future Persist The biggest/littlest thing working against him as an NFL QB prospect is his height, listed at 5'11 but 'probably' shorter. Russell Wilson is 5'11, Brees is 6'0, and Baker Mayfield is just under 6'1.He signed with the Oakland A's, but Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray faces NFL decision Just think what happens if Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley takes an NFL HC job?
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    Colin Kaepernick

    Josh McDaniels drafted Tebow and got him another shot in NE. The big difference between Kap and Tebow is that Tim came with the circus attached to his hip and that acted as a fulcrum and IMHO biased an objective football take on him coming in to the league. McDaniels never should have used a 1st round pick on him IMHO. It inflated him even more above whatever his real football value was but he failed in more than one place. Even his staunchest supporters couldn't deny his lack of ability after failing when he got another chance. My problem with this I don't give a flying F about politics or anyone's pissy off-field biases. I had a sudden interest in Kap when it was rumored the Niners were willing to trade him and the team was Cleveland because I'm a Browns fans. That was before the media and the circus, just football and I found he wasn't worth the asking price, a 1st and 3rd. I was against it but found he had done some very-interesting football things. Like winning more road playoff games then the Cleveland Browns had in their ENTIRE HISTORY going back to AAFC days in the 1940s right after WWII. THAT caught my attention. No NFL QB had won as many road football games as Kap had in his very-short NFL career. I followed Kap's football career and he went downhill, his numbers plummeted so I dug to find out why and it turns out he suffered multiple injuries. The next year he took himself out of a game and sought a second opinion because he did not trust the Niner staff and guess what? Kap was right, he needed three surgeries on three different injuries that had been hampering him. The Niners were LIVID and weren't going to pay him the next year so he'd be a FA and many teams were interested. Odd but then the story broke about him kneeling. Hmnn. You've gone off the reservation with your theories so mine is just as valid. I think the Niners PR team went into full slur Kap mode and the national media picked up on it. Kap was still recuperating and had a deal with the Broncos but the numbers weren't working. I say his injuries directly effected his last two years in SF and that he is healthy and can play. I don't think he's great but he is better than many guys who have started the past two seasons and their isn't any good football reason why 'no-NFL team' has taken a flyer on him.
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    Brian Daboll +1000 for GB HC job, wut?

    Daboll is adapting his offense to QB Josh Allen and Allen is putting up some eye opening stats. Go to the link but 3rd highest rushing stats in the entire league, not just QBs but ALL rushers over the past two weeks when he made the adjustment. Highest intended air yards far higher than any QB by a wide margin. Go to the link for the full read, this is a very interesting and enlightening story. I dove deeper on what Daboll is doing in the Josh Allen thread so go to the link for the full read >>>> BRIAN DABOLL IS RIDING THE JOSH ALLEN ROLLERCOASTER BENJAMIN SOLAKDECEMBER 7, 2018 I noticed one other stat about Josh Allen. Take a look at this chart. >>>> CHART player speed  by player weight Josh Allen is the biggest (over 240 lbs) and fastest (over 20.5 mph) QB in the NFL. Daboll has adjusted his offense to take advantage of Allen's unique skill set by having him throw deeper than other QBs in order to open up rushing lanes. Its interesting stuff. Wouldn't brush off Daboll. What he's doing is getting noticed.
  13. The stats show that their could be some fantasy value here. Josh Allen league leader in stats that would interest fantasy owners Go to the link for the rest of the story but it brings up two glaring positive stats and connects them to a coaching adjustment. Now here is one other stat to chew on. ----------------------------------------------------------- Sigmund Bloom‏ @SigmundBloom Sigmund Bloom Retweeted Next Gen Stats James Conner and Josh Allen also stand out as size/speed outliers Sigmund Bloom added, Next Gen StatsVerified account @NextGenStats When looking at the top speed and size of ball carriers, @Titans Derrick Henry is in a league of his own. @KingHenry_2 reached 21.74 MPH at 247 lbs, the 8th-fastest… 6:01 AM - 7 Dec 2018 -------------------------------------------------------------- Go to this link >>> Size speed chart to see that Josh Allen is biggest (listed over 240 lbs) and fastest (timed over 20.5 mph) NFL QB and then you can connect this stat to the stat showing him as the 3rd best NFL rusher over the past two weeks and then bring back to the coaching change that Bills OC Brian Daboll made utilizing Allen's big arm to force the defense to play deep and open up those rushing lanes. Realllllllllllllllllllllly interesting especially for fantasy owners because Josh is putting up top fantasy QB numbers over the past two games after Daboll made the coaching change.
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    Colin Kaepernick

    It is funny because their isn't an issue that would force any president to make a tweet. Trump should never have threatened NFL teams for signing Kap. Agree that Trump is still angry at the NFL for snubbing him. The quote is from an AFC GM so he feels POTUS can do damage and even if he can't they can use his threat as justification for not signing Kap. Kap was protesting for over a year before the media made a big deal. A protest has no impact without a reaction and shining a media spotlight creates drama because people react but someone like Trump dumps a gas can onto the media driven fire. Kap also has been doing great charitable work but the media is driven by negative news. Good stories don't sell and if it bleeds it leads. My stance? Let a team sign him and then let them play him because it would solve this once and for all. Those who say that he's a bum and he can't play would have the ammo to say that this is much ado about nothing. They would love to have the story die. Those who say he can play would love it because they would have ammo to show he can play and was black balled.
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    Colin Kaepernick

    Easy tiger. Just sharing the reason why teams won't touch him instead of clouding the issue. Ease your roll. I'm not your enemy.