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Mr Non Sequitur

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  1. 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.
  2. Of course but sometimes it helps to look at the whole picture.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. One of the funniest things I've seen in a while. Hilarious and sad at the same time. FCC.GOV/COMMENTS
  9. Quizz...I feel like I have seen enough but when he is running with the 1st time while SJax is out, can Quizz be that 12-15 point consistent guy everyone wished he would be for flex spots? He can catch with seasons of 52 and 53 but he hasn't cracked 400 yards rushing once in the 3 seasons he has been in the league. Gotta be either Jackson assuming he is healthy of Freeman who we really don't know a lot about but we have seen the other guy plenty and he is not a starting NFL RB.
  10. I apologize to the fans of the Cleveland Browns but I do not give them the benefit of the doubt in doing silly things. The results are wins on the field and this re-incarnation of the old Browns turned Ravens has been one stinking pile of expansion mess after the next. To even believe that they have inside information or could be smart enough to know that because Gordon is suspended for the year or is about to be once his appeal is heard, par for the course with this new owner of theirs. This guy has a skeleton closet that would make Elvira jealous. It would really shock the football community at large if Cleveland was running Gordon with the 1st and 2nd team all the way to the bitter end of this fiasco? That would just be the straw that broke the camel's back on this collection of great drafts, terrific free agent signings, playoff appearances, development of talent, with that type of track history over the last 15+ years, it would come as a shock to see Josh Gordon out there running around at practice right now? Nothing this organization does surprises me and until they prove otherwise I find it rather foolish to give them any credit for being one step ahead of anyone.
  11. They really should have a promo add in Times Square with Lynch smiling and where the gold teeth usually are, they should put skittles in there instead for the add, would be hilarious.
  12. Basically with the Lombardi Trophy in hand, we the fans or FF owners are not allowed to ask a lot of questions or even suggest that the loss of a guy like Marshawn Lynch who has had some of the most sensational runs in the NFL over the last 3 years, should he leave Seattle for whatever the reason(retirement/cut/traded) we are to believe it won't even make a scratch to the offensive production, is that how it works now? I think the Seahawks have a fairly deep RB stable, I like what Turbin and Chrissy bring to the table but Lynch is a beast and the guy you want as your lead sled dog on a Super Bowl winning team. I'm surprised Seattle fans are not more respectful of Lynch and what he brings to the team. And also having a QB who plays for virtually free which is gonna change pretty soon but that's another topic for another day. I think Lynch wants to sit out camp and will report at some point, he's a veteran and has to prove nothing, if Seattle doesn't like it they can trade or cut him but Lynch would be signed so fast it would make your head spin, every other team with playoff hopes even those that might look on the surface to have their lead back would quickly make room and shuffle things to have Lynch on their team. To think otherwise IMO is pretty naive. Lynch has a lot of value but all that is happening here is Lynch not wanting to go thru the day to day camp stuff IMO.
  13. Dude...that would never happen. They would be able to get off their first attack and then everybody and their mother even remotely associated with terrorists, (I am talking even at the level of skin color) would be rounded up and put into internment camps. First off, our police are pretty much militarized now, so they have the equipment to deal with this, secondly I do not think you realize just how many people own guns in this country. It would get real ugly real quick. Next, you have to think about who would give clearance for an attack such as this. The people who live in middle eastern countries know that we would automatically destroy and then occupy any country that is even remotely connected to what you speak of. In short, this would never happen. It makes for a great movie though. Don't destroy the creativity here.
  14. Why don't players have the right to renegotiate contracts that obviously do not stack up to their value? These players get one or maybe 2 contracts in their careers if they are lucky. Most when they retire from the sport have amassed a little bit of money but end up woefully under equipped to survive in the world you and I live in. Why do you resent the money they make just because you have the physical ability to get up and go to work everyday? Do you bellyache about the price of homes in your area or do you simply just accept that whatever they are selling for is what the market will support? Put it another way. These players might make $500,000 a year when they enter the league, the vast majority now are not getting millions in signing bonuses anymore. What do most young men do who might make $500,000 at the age of 22? Do you think they go and put it in the piggy bank? Are you so naive to think that the majority of these players have the infrastructure or financial team surrounding them to make great choices? All of them who enter the league? So what happens? They end up giving about half of it away in taxes or at least $150,000 of it so they are left with $350,000...they help a few relatives out, they buy a semi decent home, a car, the money goes quickly and the career for many is the rookie contract and not much more than that. Some will sign a decent contract at the age of 25-26 years old. And you sit there and act like you would do anything different. Easy to say when you do not and will never possess the skills needed to earn $500,000 a year be it on the gridiron or the officeiron. No need to act all superior to an NFL athlete who wants a little more of the multi-BILLION $$$ industry of the NFL that you enjoy from the comforts of your couch 2-3 times a week, sorry you have to get up and earn a living in this free country.
  15. Good for Jordy. Is there a reason both Cobb and Nelson cannot flourish in this system and both be paid around $8-$10m a season?
  16. If US Intelligence is saying that Russia didn't pull the switch then this should get a lot easier. If it is the separatists or whatever then they should be held accountable and mowed down or expelled from Ukraine no questions asked. If Russia were to say stop, what ground do they have to stand on? Are they not against the shooting down of unarmed passenger jets flying about the sky? They can't have it both ways. They aren't the ones that pulled the trigger, fine. Now get out of the way while other countries dismantle whatever it is or whoever it is that shot down the aircraft. Russia not being directly responsible makes this much easier.
  17. 4 years/$33.5M would give him the $10M he wants for 2015-17 with him having the same base salary this year. Get it done. With the Packers drafting WRs, feels like Nelson might not be in the long term plans.
  18. "Terrible Tragedy" Get it right: "May be a terrible tragedy" Pardon me and thank you for the correction.
  19. Why? Apparently we have the intelligence to actually identify exactly where the rocket was shot from, which means we can 100% identify who fired it. Is sharing that information an accusation? If sharing how the equipment got to where it did an accusation?I don't want to start a war with Russia, but resisting calling a spade a spade seems ridiculously timid. I really don't care about timidity. We need to work with Russia on a whole variety of issues. Calling them out on this serves us no purpose, especially if, as expected, they continue to deny complicity. Let others call them out. I want to make sure I'm clear here...so you are essentially saying that even though America knows that Russia is pretty responsible here for the entire incident, we should go against what we stand for as a country and turn a blind eye for the long term gain? What is there to gain by being a pacifist here? Yes. We should turn a blind eye.It's pretty obvious that Russia is responsible, but it's also pretty obvious that it was a screw up, not a deliberate action. Screw ups happen. We shot down an Iranian passenger plane in 1988. Israel sank a United States naval vessel once. #### happens. When mistakes are made, it doesn't do much good to publicly point fingers at other countries, especially if you have all sorts of dealings with them. Russia is embarrassed by this incident; why would we want to embarrass them further? Leave it go. You're a comedian. How do you know they are embarrassed? Don't embarrass them further? They are only embarrassed if they are scolded by the countries they are harming here. It's laughable to say things like "Don't correct them because they might get fussy" There are 2 kinds of people in the World and you are definitely the pacifist type. I understand not wanting to be pro-war or a war monger but there is also the other extreme. And not to mix threads but are you not Pro-Israel and supporting them on a ground assault right now on the Gaza strip?(Rhetorical) You are not exactly a pacifist across the board but rather when it suits you it would seem.
  20. The talking heads on the news yesterday said they were 99% sure it was a missile since there is a 10 mile crash site. FYI...take it for what it's worth.
  21. Why? Apparently we have the intelligence to actually identify exactly where the rocket was shot from, which means we can 100% identify who fired it. Is sharing that information an accusation? If sharing how the equipment got to where it did an accusation?I don't want to start a war with Russia, but resisting calling a spade a spade seems ridiculously timid. I really don't care about timidity. We need to work with Russia on a whole variety of issues. Calling them out on this serves us no purpose, especially if, as expected, they continue to deny complicity. Let others call them out.I want to make sure I'm clear here...so you are essentially saying that even though America knows that Russia is pretty responsible here for the entire incident, we should go against what we stand for as a country and turn a blind eye for the long term gain? What is there to gain by being a pacifist here?
  22. Why does that matter? It's a question. Looking for facts. Ok, let me re-phrase, why do you want to know? Does it change your impression of the incident to know if Americans were on board? Is it more, or less, tragic? Should we retaliate if there was an American on board, and sit back if there were no Americans? Can we retaliate?