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Mr Non Sequitur

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  1. If you are putting more than four things on your burger, does it matter how good it is? Seems at that point, you wouldn't even be tasting the meat. Kind of like buying a high quality steak and having it cooked well done then smothering it in A1. Med Rare, Onion, dijon mustard, pickles and tomato but i don't need them as long as I have the other two.
  2. http://phinphanatic.com/2014/08/01/dolphins-wr-jarvis-landry-training-camp-preview/?utm_source=FanSided&utm_medium=Network&utm_campaign=RelatedCategory Not the most unbiased of news outlets for the Dolphins but it seems like the rookie is doing very well.
  3. I'm not buying at his current price but as a fan I hope I'm wrong. Ditto. I owned him in almost every league last year and I absolutely reaped the benefits. I'm a fan. I just don't like the asking price. Now if he goes out there and does it again this year and we see a trend towards dominance and perennial off season top 5-10 status, sure I'll pony up the 2nd for him. I think he'll be solid this year, just don't think he can eclipse anything like he did last year.
  4. I expect Moreno to be put on PUP but he has value once he's healthy. For one we'll know whether Miller is starting material by then. If he's not then Moreno could have a major role when he's back. Miami's OL issues are a problem but Moreno is worth the gamble at a cheap enough price. My concern is they are saying there is no timetable for his knee surgery. It was supposed to be 4 weeks, he's at 6 right now and no timetable to return. I am worried now unlike a few posts up that perhaps Moreno doesn't make this team due to injury or maybe they put him on the real PUP till week 6/7. Miller has not shown he can be super special yet on the NFL level and then you add in a putrid OL especially the interior and Moreno owes might be happy to play the savior role come week 6. Miami is having a terrible camp on offense.
  5. Smash and 5 guys are gourmet to you? Go to Houston's and get the burger made from fresh steak ground up and then report back if Smash and 5 Guys are gourmet burgers or "the next level". I'll take In n Out over 5G any day all day. Plus In n Out is half the price. If I am gonna spend $10-$15 for a burger, fries, and drink, it sure won't be 5G.
  6. I think Allen is going on the 2/3 turn in redrafts, I believe in 2015 he will not cost a 2nd round pick again. It's a little high IMO.
  7. All beat reporters and those covering the camps have anointed Miller the starter for what it's worth. Moreno is of course not there but nobody feels Moreno is starting week 1. Miller goes around the 8th round, that will move up if he being the starter IMO although we have already talked ad nauseum how awful the interior of this OL is.
  8. Those that are very Pro-James White, what are you running up for attempts and yardage for Ridley? Are you just tossing him aside? Any chance the incumbent can start the season as the lead RB?
  9. So at worst he's the starting running back on likely one of the best offenses in the NFL next year?I meant at least. Thanks English professor!!!111 What's the best case scenario for comparison?
  10. "Hard to miss rookie running back James White getting some reps on the goal line"​I want to make you the GM or HC for New England, you drafted this kid, what would you have him do in practice? Please understand that I am not being a smartie here or play a 1-up game, not even close. What I'm asking is what would you expect the Pats to do with the rookie? I expect him to get a lot of work in camp, they know what they have with Ridley and I expect Ridley to start the season in the lead role between the Tackles and goal line initially. But I also feel White will make his prince felt by the end of the season which makes a 6th round ADP on Ridley and a mid teen round ADP on White makes for an easy draft both of them. I'm optimistic about White but not unless Ridley really Fs it up be it fumbles or ineffectiveness at finding holes. Why are you directing this response to me? I didn't write the article! The reason I posted this was I think it goes against the notion that this guy is just a pass catching back. I studied sevar Rb during NFL draft he was one of my favorites. When I heard people calling him a recieving back or a Vereen clone I didn't see that at all I see Matt Forte I see a do it all Rb. I also posted this to notice he's running with the 2nd team and getting goalline carries. Heading into Fantasy draft season I think this is relevant info. The backup Rb for New England is a valuable position. We all kno Ridley is a fumble away from the bench Vereen gets hurt! White is a combo back he's a injury away from real oppurtunity. Steals like him sometimes can help you win your league! Because I am sitting in front of a computer screen instead of across the bar face to face I appreciate the response, wasn't directed at you individually.
  11. Without going too far back into the appropriateness of considering Gordon an addict or not... passing 70 tests in 7 months is not at all inconsistent with someone being an addict. I've known a few addicts before, and while I wouldn't pretend they constitute a representative sample of everyone struggling with addiction, I can note that all of them were capable of getting and remaining clean for 7-month spans. What made them addicts was not their inability to get clean, but the struggle to remain clean. For me, a 7-month track record does little to assuage any concerns I might have on that score, regardless of how many times he was tested during that 7-month span. He could have been tested 10 times a day every single day for those 7 months, over 2,000 tests in total- the number is not nearly as significant as the timeframe they represent. Fair enough, but the other thing you need to factor in is, the league Is changing its stance on weed in the near future, and it's going to give much more room, not less. Weed will be a non factor in future tests after they change to a number likely to be more in line with what the Olympic committee uses. The league may change its stance on weed in the near future. The only reports we've had that they're working towards that goal suggest they they're interested in trading lighter weed penalties in exchange for HGH testing, which is a complete and total non-starter with the NFLPA. If that's true, then I certainly wouldn't hold my breath waiting for the league's substance abuse policy to change. I'm on record saying that I think the "Josh Gordon will never play again" talk is going too far. If I could bet on whether Josh Gordon will play again or not, I would bet without hesitation that he would. At the same time, while it's important not to overplay the risks and challenges, it's important not to underplay them, either. Even if the league changed the required levels to 50 ng/ml, I still wouldn't be comfortable owning Gordon. Clearly he's still hanging out with people who are smoking weed around him. Even after facing a year-long suspension for that, clearly Josh Gordon is still hanging out with people carrying so much weed that a police officer was able to smell it. The guy has failed four tests for weed (plus one for codeine), gotten kicked off of two teams, gotten suspended, and has proven twice in the past 6 months that he's still hanging around with guys who are carrying and smoking weed. Unless and until marijuana gets removed from the banned substances list (or, at the least, the league stops testing for it altogether), I will not be comfortable or blasé about Josh Gordon's ability to continue passing drug tests, no matter what the baseline might be set at. Greetings Mr Harstad, a few points if you don't mind. -If the test were 50, you probably feel like many other folks that Gordon would simply push it to the 49/52 mark and we would have the same circus all over again. I think that is reasonable based on his track history. -The cop smelling the weed...most decent weed even in amounts of a few grams(1/4oz=7g) is gonna be smelled thru clothes by almost anyone not just a police officer. You never been walking in the mall and smelled it even though no one is really smoking it?
  12. Nuttier than a fruitcake but glad he is back. Top5? Probably not but I bet he eats the lion's share there. They rely on him and I personally love to watch Lynch put on a clinic running the football. Not a Seattle fan but Lynch is one of the very best in the NFL. I put him ahead of McCoy, Charles, those guys are FF Superstars but Lynch is IMO on of the most vital RBs in the game. Yes, he has great folks behind him that surely would do well given the pop but that is what makes him more impressive, both of them pretty much sat and watched him last year.
  13. "Hard to miss rookie running back James White getting some reps on the goal line"… ​I want to make you the GM or HC for New England, you drafted this kid, what would you have him do in practice? Please understand that I am not being a smartie here or play a 1-up game, not even close. What I'm asking is what would you expect the Pats to do with the rookie? I expect him to get a lot of work in camp, they know what they have with Ridley and I expect Ridley to start the season in the lead role between the Tackles and goal line initially. But I also feel White will make his presence felt by the end of the season which makes a 6th round ADP on Ridley and a mid teen round ADP on White makes for an easy draft both of them. I'm optimistic about White but not unless Ridley really Fs it up be it fumbles or ineffectiveness at finding holes.
  14. Here's a question for Soul and the board: Josh Gordon ends up getting a 3-4 game suspension from Goodell just because he can. Where does Gordon's ADP fall if he is suspended for 4 games? Last year he was suspended 2 games and he was drafted about the 7th round in many leagues. This year it could be a lot higher but he also was not coming off a league leading 1,646 yards. I'm gonna say Round 3 or 4 with a 4 game suspension but maybe someone would snag him in the 2nd.
  15. Good question SF, deserves clarity here. I am assuming Gordon would receive a 4 game suspension from Goodell even if he can beat the pot charge. Driving a car while passengers are actively smoking weed with you operating the vehicle, all facts not conjecture, I don't see any reason Goodell would hesitate plus the DUI arrest for someone that came into the league under a microscope to begin with. If he is cleared with no suspensions then I would re-evaluate him on my list and depending on where he slid in the draft if at all, then I would look at him. I don't fear him getting into trouble mid season, most players operate fine once the season starts, it's the off season and dynasty that would frighten me more. I am operating as many others are Soul, under the idea that he will likely face a suspension either 1 year or at least 4 games IMHO. He is pushing his luck whether he knows it or not and Goodell will sit down and make it very clear what is happening here. I feel like many fans this year who understand the complexities of Goodell and what he has done since taking over, it feels like many want to believe Roger has softened up and I don't share those feelings. This guy suspended Sean Payton for an entire season, he needs very little to go after whoever he wants. I understand the Payton deal had a lot of far reaching ramifications he wanted to nip in the butt. Still this guy has a track record of handing out stiff penalties and suspensions despite the Ray Rice verdict earlier this week which I disagreed with and deserved at least a double on the amount of games.
  16. Josh Gordon in 2013, 2 game suspension, Round 7 ADP with little track record in the NFL aside from some flashes: $$$ Josh Gordon in 2014, possible suspension, ADP(1st or 2nd should he play), Ridiculous expectations to repeat: -I won't even get into my feelings on Hoyer and the Browns and I love watching Josh Gordon play but I don't see the value that I pounced on last year. All I care about as an owner is winning and doing so in the playoffs when it counts. Finding the value and overlooked players is a big step in that direction so i likely would have to pass on Gordon in 2014 despite my love for him as a player and watching his games/highlights on Sunday.
  17. Redraft Was Joseph Addai special? I don't think you need to be all world in this offense at RB to be efficient and capable of posting steady RB2 numbers. If he can catch the ball then Quizz will have almost zero role on offense. If Freeman can run and catch so defenses don't key in on what he is going to do, that means a lot more opps IMHO. Great info whoever posted the links. Owners are not excited about Freeman yet and maybe so but if in Week 1 of the preseason he looks solid, expect his asking price to climb a lot higher.
  18. Even if he does beat the pot charge, Goodell can hand him a 4 game suspension for the DUI after he was suspended 2 games last year. I love Josh Gordon and quite frankly last season as a 7th rounder he carried me to league titles but I also am realistic about the guy i have in my avatar and it's not because I truly love the guy, hope you know it's mostly because I think he's a joke. That said, I am mindful that Goodell can do whatever he wants with few limits. Suspend a coach for a year even though it's never been done, CHECK! Suspend players for lowering the boom and penalize them to the point you change the entire complex of the game and also make yellow laundry take on a whole new fear in the waning moments of every competitive NFL game from weeks 1 all the way through the playoffs, CHECK! There are no limits to his power as far I am concerned. So he could easily just lower the boom for 4 games and say something like his off field conduct be it 2nd smoke, .02 over the legal drinking limit, whatever the case it is, Josh Gordon's internal clock seems to be set at 11:45 where most folks have theirs set at Noon, amiright?
  19. Right but clearly Vereen is their guy at RB when they want to move it thru the air. He'll take a couple handoffs here and there to keep teams honest but mostly he lines up in a different spot/situation/reason than say Ridley or presumably when James White is in there. Someone for New England is likely to take 240+ handoffs from Tom Brady. I think it boils down to the 2 RBs in Ridley and White, my gut says Ridley as he has done it before and even though BB benched him I believe he will enter the season as the lead RB1 between the tackles, 3rd and short when they want to run, and also red zone inside the 5 yard line when they want to punch it in. 1 RB and only 1 RB will have that role. It is separate from the role Shane has in this offense. What I am saying is Vereen can have a top 25 season doing what he does but you could also see a traditional RB in this offense gather up 250+ carries, maybe not a lot of receptions but also cash in for double digit TDs. Do you agree or disagree with my premise of there is plenty of room for 2 RBs in this offense to excel right now? Total lack of weapons wide in the receiving department IMHO, the Pats are gonna work the short field and underneath with Edelman, Vereen, Amendola, send Gronk a little longer up the seams. I don't think you should view Vereen as a traditional RB, he is a bigger part of the passing game than running game is all I am saying.
  20. Of course but sometimes it helps to look at the whole picture.
  21. Their stubbornness to not go out and replace or try to re-tool the skill positions for Brady to work with is sorely lacking IMO. How many teams would Julius Edelman rack 105 balls for? Just seems like the last couple seasons thru their actions or lack of that they don't seem to think any of us know what we are talking about, perhaps that's true but I see a team with a declining QB in the twilight of his career, a HC who is rapidly coming to the end of the line, this team will be in major transition the next few years and I don't see the urgency to try and grab some talent at the skill slots to make life easier for Brady. I just don't like what is going on there from a FF perspective and I as well am perplexed at the SP but for different reasons than you obviously. Good Luck. I'll go with you regarding Welker. They let something, whatever it was, get in the way of doing the no-brainer thing and they paid for it. But they got a 3rd for Moss who has done nothing in the league since being traded and they really had no control over Hernandez. I think this organization has done a great job on offense (defense is a different story, recently). It was them, after all, that found the Gronk and Hernandez and Ridley and Welker, and assembled them in a way that looked untraditional at the time but became the model for many teams. Bad luck and circumstances can kill any team. If something occurred and Aaron Rodgers couldn't play anymore or Calvin Johnson was suddenly unavailable, those teams would show their warts in a hurry too. The fact that the Pats have remained legitimately in the discussion for a SB appearance all these years says a lot imo. Solid and neither of us has to come off our POV on this. I agree with some of your post.
  22. I think this is very difficult to answer. It's not at all like any other drug I have ever done. There is a euphoric feeling that is hard to describe. Its weird that I have never thought of how to explain what a pot high feels like. 1st time he/she might not like it, in fact you are likely to cough a bit and think this is not great, light headed, possibly sick, not kidding. But the 2nd time it changes a lot. And the 3rd gets even better. And by the 4th or 5th time you know how to pack a bowl or roll a J and you can jut relax and enjoy the smoke. I do think 1st time you should stay in the shallow end and try something along the lines of Charlotte's Web which will still pack a punch but isn't gonna send you into a deep hard mental vibe your 1st time out. Very rare now I try a strand that makes me so high I gotta sit down, usually takes me at least 1-2 bowls of whatever it is to reach the level I want. Would be good to perhaps set it aside for a few months but I haven't been that motivated
  23. Most steady smokers who are gainfully employed will use about 1-2 grams a day, say 1 on a week night, 2 on the weekend days. I don't know that it is cheaper than booze but an alcoholic can easily blow thru a bottle in a night or two, steady drinkers who can handle maybe a bottle a week. But it's the next day where marijauna distances itself. The hangover or awful feeling the next day from drinking is brutal. No hangover with weed IMO. I've almost given up alcohol completely. It certainly is a $3k-$5k habit a year for some folks.
  24. Their stubbornness to not go out and replace or try to re-tool the skill positions for Brady to work with is sorely lacking IMO. How many teams would Julius Edelman rack 105 balls for? Just seems like the last couple seasons thru their actions or lack of that they don't seem to think any of us know what we are talking about, perhaps that's true but I see a team with a declining QB in the twilight of his career, a HC who is rapidly coming to the end of the line, this team will be in major transition the next few years and I don't see the urgency to try and grab some talent at the skill slots to make life easier for Brady. I just don't like what is going on there from a FF perspective and I as well am perplexed at the SP but for different reasons than you obviously. Good Luck.
  25. They also used to win Super Bowls 10 years ago. I hear you but the Pats have cut their nose off to spite their face on offense for a while. In the last 3-4 years they have lost or released Randy Moss(HoF), Wes Welker(HoVG), Aaron Hernandez(Pro Bowl caliber), this offense has been on a downward trend and I don't see them bringing in or drafting real playmakers. Brandon LaFell? Danny Amendola?(Did snag 54 balls in 6 starts) I'm not OK with just giving the Pats the go ahead on offense. Good/Great OL, but the skill positions are lacking IMO.