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Mr Non Sequitur

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  1. 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.
  2. Miller has a chance to do some things in this offense but a putrid OL with 5 new players who have not only never played together but along the way they lost a Pro Bowl caliber Center with a torn labrum in his hip(Go see Percy Harvin 2013 fr how that injury can unfold) and the word is he is gonna miss 8 games. So at the LG-C-RG spots where you need to be strong to help the running game, Miami is perhaps the worst in the NFL. Find me a worse starting trio at LG/C/RG in the NFL right now...and then when you are done doing that, name the starting trio for Miami because the coaches don't know it yet, the beat writers are petrified from what they are seeing so far, none of that spells success for anyone in Miami this year. Philbin is a bottom 5 HC in the NFL, he was way down on the list of guys Miami originally wanted to hire starting way back with Harbaugh, so compare Philbin to Harbaugh and you see why Miami is about where they are. Joe Philbin is a nice man, probably a good OC or QB coach to have on staff, I don't see head coach and I don't know many Phinsfans who say otherwise, if they do let's hear from them. So maybe neither of these guys are gonna be worth much. Nothing more than an RB3/4 for most drafting them I would assume.
  3. Stacy is currently listed at about 225 lbs., he has gotten bigger since entering the league. As to his 3.9 yard per carry average, Tomlinson's was 3.6 as a rookie. There are plenty of other examples where RBs that did very well had a similar average as rookies. He led the SEC in rushing on a team that wasn't as good as Auburn. He ran a 4.53 40. Mason measured 5'8", 208 lbs. at the combine. He clocked a 4.50. Bernard is expected to be the lead RB in CIN, despite being nearly 30 lbs. lighter than Hill. He may get about 12-15 carries a game, but augment that with 60-70 receptions. Mason is unlikely to do that, and therefore have that kind of role, imo, even if he is a competent pass catcher. Bernard excels in this area. I think Stacy gets more than 240 carries (15 per game) this season, health permitting. I agree Mason's third round pedigree is intriguing, and don't think he will never be used either, but it is hard to say he will get a big chunk of the offense in 2015 at this point. If Stacy improves on his rookie season, and looks like the better blocker for instance, Mason could have the lesser role in a RBBC for the foreseeable future. Of course, if Stacy is injured, or Mason looks noticeably more explosive with an appreciably superior yards per carry average and handles all his blocking and pass catching assignments, that could change. With all due respect. Stacy does not run like LT. I don't care what YPC say. What does the kid look like on the field. He is not anywhere close to LT. Tomlinson was a once in a decade RB like ADP. I agree but I liked his other points after the 1st paragraph where he compares LT and Zac Stacy As usual Bob does a thorough job of explaining and we are always free to disagree on differing points, neither side has to concede or be wrong in these discussions.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. And I completely dismissed Benny Cunningham who is running with the 1st team, Mason is running with the 2nd along with Pead. You bring up an excellent point and one that prevents many from seeing the field at RB, the ever looming pass blocking skills.
  7. Let's try to separate fact from fiction as this seems like a tug of war between Stacy and potential Mason owners. I'll go thru some facts before I state my opinion here. Stacy Fact: Stacy entered ino last year's camp with a battle between he and Daryl Richardson who had shown some flashes the year prior in St Louis competing with Steven Jackson who left for Atlanta. Stacy is 5-9 and about 215/220, pretty nice frame and build for a lead RB in this league. I always like the LT frame of about 5-10/220, Stacy is about an inch short but many have done well in this league at about his size. Fact: Stacy started 12 games for St louis coming up just short of 1,000 yds rushing and 7 rushing TDs. He had a ypc of 3.9 which is low in this league for an "impact back" if that is what you are looking for. Fact: Stacy enters camp as the RB1 on the depth charts. Stacy was drafted in the 5th round out of the NFL training ground SEC, in this case Vanderbilt but still he saw a lot of NFL prospects on defense he faced. Mason Fact: Was drafted in the 3rd round out of Auburn. Mason had a sensational Senior season rushing for 1,800 yards and 23 Touchdowns!!! Sorry but that needs a triple exclamation point. He did all this at the Univ of Auburn en route to one of the most amazing seasons coming up just short against FSU in the big bowl. Fact: He is listed anywhere form 5-8 to 5-10, that means he is probably covering up the fact he is short. 205? Perhaps but he could use some added pounds if he is going to touch the ball a lot in the NFL. Fact: His father was/is part of the musical group, De la Soul Fact: Mason runs about a 4.5 in the 40 but has been clocked anywhere from the 4.4s to 4.6s He is not Chris Johnson fast but it seems he can excelerate and move when he needs to. If he was running a 4.4 consistently I believe he would have been gone in the 2nd round. Opinion: Mason carried the ball over 300 times as a Senior in only a 12 game season. He can touch the ball 15-20 times a game in the NFL and I believe the Rams will find ways to get him involved in the offense. I don't believe he comes in week 1 and tosses Stacy to the side. i don't believe Mason will be running the game clock out when the Rams are ahead, that falls on Stacy for now. I do think Mason can be the lightning in the offense and on a team that lacks playmakers, I see him taking on a Giovani Bernard role here. Problem is we don't really know if Mason can catch the ball. He didn't do a lot of it in college. Things I don't like about Mason or have questions about...8 fumbles the last 2 years, he is a little small but we have seen other small backs like Rice, MJD, many others do some damage. He is bigger than those backs but he lacks ideal size for now. Spread offense in college, great OL, he hd a nice supporting cast there. Bottom Line: I like him to have an impact, more than Stacy owners want to admit or talk about. He was not drafted in the 3rd round to never be used IMO. He will have a few games that really get the focus of FF owners during the year and I think he will lay the tracks for a big chunk of this offense come 2015. He has speed and can make plays, I think he will be given 10-12 touches a game in the beginning, nothing over the top. Nice flex guy to have you can grab right now for peanuts. I like the asking price. I still think Stacy will be the guy but he might be at about 240 carries for the season, still plenty for Mason to gobble up maybe 160 carries. Room for both I feel.
  8. 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.
  9. He will be on the PUP until about week 3 of the preseason according to Chris Perkins of the Sun Setninel-Ft Lauerdale. I also have heard that the OL is borderline putrid right now with Shelly Smith taking snaps at Center and Nate Garner next in line for some work. I also am hearing Dallas Thomas is the RG, that's not good. I was hoping Billy Turner would make the transition and take one of those starting RG/LG spots. Daryn Colledge at LG from what I am reading with the 1st team unit. Doesn't sound good but I am not reading or hearing anything about Moreno not making this team, I think Miami needs him especially in pass protection.
  10. 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.
  11. 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?
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. The reason you say that is because you do not feel that this is an addiction or an illness. That(illness) may or may not be true, but the hypocrisy here is what I am interested in. When the owner of the Colts is found with $18,000 in cash stuffed in a bag plus bottles and bottles of prescription meds, for that guy we want to get him treatment and treat this as a serious illness. But for marijauna we want to ban the guy from the league even though the owners of the teams are allowed to smoke crack, snort blow, inhale prescription meds at an alarming rate, it's just another day in Roger Goodell's "As The NFL Turns" It's simple, everyone knows that marijauna is no big deal so enough of the grand standing and not feeling any mercy or pity because there really isn't any need for you to give any to begin with. Only the NFL suspends players for marijauna...think the NFL is the only league where players smoke pot? I do not want to suspend him from the league but the difference is that the players union agreed to this. They are solely the ones to blame and if they cared enough about this issue then they wouldn't have agreed to such a strict policy. 99% of the league's players think they are smart enough to beat the testing system so they voted in favor of a plan that only punishes stupid people. It sounds great the way you frame this, I mean it. I don't feel the players have or had much leverage, the owners wore them down big time in the las off season mini strike. The players have given in to a lot and behind the curtains, the players offered hgh testing/ban for the marijauna concession and were refused. I've heard it mentioned a few times in passing on the talk radio circuit.
  15. The reason you say that is because you do not feel that this is an addiction or an illness. That(illness) may or may not be true, but the hypocrisy here is what I am interested in. When the owner of the Colts is found with $18,000 in cash stuffed in a bag plus bottles and bottles of prescription meds, for that guy we want to get him treatment and treat this as a serious illness. But for marijauna we want to ban the guy from the league even though the owners of the teams are allowed to smoke crack, snort blow, inhale prescription meds at an alarming rate, it's just another day in Roger Goodell's "As The NFL Turns" It's simple, everyone knows that marijauna is no big deal so enough of the grand standing and not feeling any mercy or pity because there really isn't any need for you to give any to begin with. Only the NFL suspends players for marijauna...think the NFL is the only league where players smoke pot?
  16. "Terrible Tragedy" Get it right: "May be a terrible tragedy" Pardon me and thank you for the correction.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  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?
  20. 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?
  21. Over 100 of the World's most renowned researchers in the field of Aids were en route to a conference in Australia, many of them were speakers at the conference set to begin this Sunday. That's gonna leave a mark.