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  1. matttyl

    Antonio Brown WR - PIT

    It's actually never really been that old for a top end wr. It's not even too high an age for a WR to switch teams and still have success. Randy Moss, TO, Rice, Galloway, Derrick Mason, and Boldin all went to new teams after age 30 and had multiple years of success.
  2. Yeah, I did the same spreadsheet and came up with the same results. The amazing thing about having 11 HOFs playing one position at that time was that they had fewer teams then - only 26 I think. And that wasn't a "passing era". Anyway, for that to happen now (I don't see any HOF QBs coming in this next year's rookie class) we'd have to have Brady, Brees, Rodgers, Ben......Eli and Rivers.....and then younger guys who's career is still yet to be defined - Ryan (stat compiler), Luck, Wilson, Mahomes, Goff, Watson, Mayfield - all from the first two groups and then 5 of the last 7.
  3. Interesting. Warner, though, only had 3 seasons of 16 games. Peyton had 16.
  4. Of course. Matt Ryan is currently 12th all time in passing yards (4k more yards than Aaron Rodgers, let that sink in). Anyone making any claim that he'll end up in Canton? If Brees wins it all and hangs it up this year, and Ryan plays another 6 years (he has 5 left on current deal), and averages 4,620 yards a year - he'll walk away as the all time passing leader.
  5. And a bit of a follow up question if you've made it this far through my ramblings - aside from Peyton Manning, are there any already retired but not yet voted in HOF QBs?
  6. No Big Ben in your first list, or Luck in your second?
  7. Well, maybe the inverse. Say Bledsoe played now, and his career was extended - maybe to the point of Brady never making it on the field (at least as a Pat). More guys playing longer means fewer guys coming up to replace them. Only 32 guys play each week (except for byes). When guys like Favre, Brady, Manning and Brees all play for ~20 years, it just means fewer other guys are playing and able to earn a HOF jacket. Brady could have walked 5 years ago and still been HOF, and some other QB would be starting his career there.
  8. That's why I brought this up. How many do we have playing today? Most years we've had between 5-8 playing in the league at any given time. Lets say both Eli and Rivers hang it up this year or next year (Ben, too). We've got to wait 5 years before they're even eligible. Lets say in that 5 years guys like Luck, Mahomes, Goff and Watson (all 4 playoff QBs, by the way) all go all out, 5k passing yard season averages, 35-50 TDs, lots of rushing yards. Will that hurt Rivers and Eli's chances, neither of which have had a single 5k passing season? Those guys aren't getting in before Brady, Brees, Rodgers and Ben. And if those younger guys all look to have better career trajectories going forward than what Eli and Rivers had, do we really have 10 HOF QBs playing the game right now?
  9. All this talk I hear/read about this QB should be HOF, this one shouldn't, got me thinking... It might surprise you to hear that there are currently only 26 "modern era" QBs enshrined in the pro football HOF. That goes back to I think 1950 (some "pre modern era" guys played into the 1950s, while others listed as "modern era" started playing before 1950). I would have guess something closer to twice that. Anyway, I worked up a quick spreadsheet to find out what year had the most of those 26 playing. The early 1970s had a period of 5 straight years with either 10 or 11 future HOF QBs playing every Sunday! Pretty cool considering there were only 26 NFL teams at the time. Guys like George Blanda, Unitas, Starr, Jurgensen, Dawson, Tarkenton and Namath were still playing, and newer guys like Griese, Staubach, Stabler, Bradshaw and Fouts where entering the league. A decade later, in the early 1980s there was a low spot of only 4 future HOFers in the game - Stabler, Bradshaw, Fouts and Montana (Marino and Elway both came into league in '83, Moon in '84, Young in '85 and Kelly in '86). Most other years had between 5-8. If you move forward to say 2001, you've got an interesting situation. Aikman, Young, Moon and Elway were all out of the league by then - and currently only two QBs ended up in the HOF that played that year - Warner and Favre. Obviously Manning will be there, too - and it was the first year playing for both Brady and Brees. Might have only been 5 then (was Culpeper, McNabb, Gannon or Green a HOFer?). Anyway - move forward to today. I think we can agree Brady and Brees for sure no matter what. Rodgers and Ben, more than likely as well. Eli and Rivers are both questions right now. Then you get to the younger guys who haven't yet written all of their stories. Guys like Luck, Mahomes, Goff, Watson, Wilson - even Newton and Mayfield. Might not be the early 1970s, but it sure beats the early 1980s.
  10. Damn, I didn't realize it had been 10 years.
  11. matttyl

    Antonio Brown WR - PIT

    He averaged a TD a game. Let that sink in.
  12. matttyl

    Antonio Brown WR - PIT

    But seriously, what is "his way"? What does he want? He's one of the highest paid WRs in the game today, on a deal with multiple years remaining. Through week 16 (as he didn't play week 17) he was tied as the most targeted player in the game (167 targets, tied with D Adams) - 13 more than Juju, and the most he's had in 3 years.
  13. Redskins did that very thing years ago, with Synder. I don't recall all the names, but it was back when they got Deion Sanders and others on the field, they got some huge names to be on the sidelines.
  14. The amount of the policy, in cash to the beneficiary of record, immediately. Why would that even be a question? They may have had a valid argument, though. Acts of war are a general exclusion on a life policy, just like suicide in the first two years of the policy. This was a practice started years ago, and is still in policies today. If a guy kills himself 22 months into a policy, should the company pay the claim, even though it's specifically excluded?
  15. AFAIK, every carrier ended up paying every claim on the life insurance side, as they didn't want the bad press - especially after that tragedy. But I know the question was raised - especially when the US government paid family members of the diseased directly.