Bracie Smathers

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  1. Well, I don't want to lose Andy Lee but we are not going to win this year. We probably are not going to the playoffs next year but are shooting for respectability. Two or three years down the line is when we could be contenders and I'd rather have a fresh young player over a 36 or 37-year-old punter but for this year? Yes, you probably will be mad that we had a shank punt but in the end, we both agree that no games would be won with Andy Lee so the end result is the same for this year but in two/three years, my opinion is that I prefer the draft pick.
  2. Well, how important is a punter really? Andy Lee was the punter on the 2015 Cleveland Browns who went 3-13. So, how important is a punter for the Cleveland Browns? I mean honestly, how many more games are they going to win with a 34-year-old punter?
  3. I would agree with you but here is some background context to put things into perspective. It was the 3rd preseason game. The team had lost the first two preseason games and I think Hue really wanted that game. The game was close up to that point but then it caved in on them. THAT punt return for a TD was a big play in a meaningless game but it meant a lot to Hue Jackson and for how he wanted his team to perform. By trading Lee he sends a clear message. He really wants to win.
  4. Details of the deal. I guess Hue wasn't pleased that Andy Lee didn't try to make a tackle on a punt return that went for a TD. A 4th round pick for a 34 year old punter and a 7th round pick is a pretty good swap IMHO. http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/category/rumor-mill/
  5. They could have easily made room by adjusting Quib's contract a few months ago. I don't think they can afford to try and defend their Super Bowl title with a fast-closing window of opportunity having this guy as their starting quarterback. = Go to the link to see the chart of Trevor Siemian's QB comparison chart where you will see such household names like: Donovan Peterie Bret Meyer Brandon Cox Anthony Boone James Vanderberg Steven Jyles Austen Arnaud Jeff Tuel Paul McCall Zack Mills Jeff Kelly Not the sort of QB comparison chart that would give you lots of good starting NFL QB vibes. https://twitter.com/LordReebs/status/770282352232632322 Rich Hribar‏@LordReebs Not that it's a tell all, but Siemian's collegiate portfolio is one of the most grotesque things I've ever looked at
  6. Go to the link to see the chart of Simian's QB comparison chart where you will see such household names like: Donovan Peterie Bret Meyer Brandon Cox Anthony Boone James Vanderberg Steven Jyles Austen Arnaud Jeff Tuel Paul McCall Zack Mills Jeff Kelly Not the sort of QB comparison chart that would give you lots of good fantasy vibes. https://twitter.com/LordReebs/status/770282352232632322 Rich Hribar‏@LordReebs Not that it's a tell all, but Siemian's collegiate portfolio is one of the most grotesque things I've ever looked at
  7. I've never been eager to dump McCown but the Cowboys aren't quite there yet but it is a bit shocking they are going into a season with a rookie and nothing behind him. The team that has me baffled is Denver. I'm shocked that Elroy is soo stubborn that he let Brock walk and then didn't make a trade earlier and now he is going to try and defend his Super Bowl championship with a 7th round draft pick who didn't win the starting job, he just looked 'better' than Marc Sanchez and he's got a late 1st round pick who isn't nearly ready to start yet. That situation has disaster written all over it IMHO.
  8. Grimes had great coverage on the TD. JG just made an incredible adjustment in flight to come down with it. Grimes is good but Josh Gordon is simply an amazing wide receiver.
  9. Wow. This could be a really nice move for him. They had on the D-Line with the injury to Desmond Bryant that ended his season and he looked 'pretty good' but really isn't built like a 3-4 DE and is very mobile and athletic and quick. I was wondering who they had to fill Kruger's shoes and Ogbah immediately came to mind so I checked the depth chart and they still had him listed as a DE but this makes a ton of sense. Definitely a sleeper IDP special.
  10. http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/16680952/darren-waller-baltimore-ravens-suspended-four-games-substance-abuse-violation
  11. Browns cut OLB Paul Kruger. Orchard is listed as a starter and should get a lot of snaps because the other listed starting OLB Armonty Bryant, is suspended for the first four games. I honestly have no idea who they plan to start opposite Orchard for the first few games but Orchard should see a lot of reps.
  12. Browns just cut OLB Paul Kruger. Nate Orchard will be starting. He finished up last season on a high note.
  13. Yes, that is the point. Teams picking high typically have poor rosters and need the most help. By breaking up the draft in two stages it gives them ample opportunity to do the homework so they can improve their teams and makes the teams selecting later work harder to help balance out the talent in the league.
  14. NFL on ESPN ‏@ESPNNFL 20h20 hours ago The Cowboys have just 7 wins out of 27 missed starts from Tony Romo. In the last three seasons, the Boys are 1-13 in games that Romo has not started.
  15. We do our rookie/veteran free agent dynasty draft in two stages. The first part of the draft takes place after the first preseason game and goes for two rounds. That way the draft and training camp and first preseason game are in the books so there is lots of information to digest to make informed selections for the first two rounds. The second part of the draft takes place after the 3rd preseason games are in the books so you can adjust picks for the final two rounds based on the 2nd and 3rd preseason games and note injuries and how positional battles have gone and note snap counts, etc. Then, our waiver wire doesn't open up until the first week of the NFL season to allow another week or so to digest any late developments. By breaking a rookie/veteran FA draft up into two distinct stages it allows time to digest developments and increases interest and allows the teams who are picking at the top of the draft to have an advantage over teams picking later which helps to balance out talent for owners who do the homework. We adjusted over a few years and everyone in our league likes having the draft in two stages. I highly recommend breaking up a dynasty rookie/FA draft in a similar way.