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  1. Do you guys remember Devin Hester in his prime on kickoffs...and his sudden stop start, cut on a dime agility? CP reminds me of those qualities but even more due to his size, strength and break tackling ability.
  2. Josh Gordon says that Cliffside in Malibu, CA made their diagnosis. They said "I wasn't addicted to anything. Didn't have any drug problem."
  3. @MikeTriplett: Payton said #Saints aware of reports that #Browns WR Josh Gordon could potentially play Sunday.
  4. Gambling site Bovada expects #Browns WR Josh Gordon to play this year. Odds are 1-to-5. Have to bet $500 to win $100 with a Yes bet https://twitter.com/ScottPetrak/status/509769831982596096
  5. Exclusive Josh Gordon Interview http://www.19actionnews.com/story/26498627/exclusive-interview-with-josh-gordon
  6. Patterson will roast Revis. Wallace was giving him the business last Sunday.
  7. Been a ton of conflicting, changing reports. But thats how I read it yes. RT @Stevehague5: so gordon won't be off the hook? -Greg Rosenthall https://twitter.com/greggrosenthal/status/509564563700719616
  8. uh oh Mary Kay Cabot@MaryKayCabotSource told me that if #NFL lets Gordon and Welker back in, everyone dating back to new CBA in '11 will fight for revised suspensions and $$ 11:30am · 9 Sep 2014 · Twitter Web
  9. not really. he could retroactively suspend rice under new policy and end suspensions of gordon and welker
  10. "I fully expect Josh Gordon’s legal team to get the calendar-year ban lifted following his appeal this Friday. I have defended clients in court who tested positive for drugs, challenged positive test results and cross-examined several lab technicians and doctors regarding drug test results. I started salivating when I saw the results of Gordon’s drug tests—as much as a shark, mosquito (or any other animal, insect, etc. you call lawyers) can salivate. First is the arbitrary and completely random labeling of the “A” and “B” bottles of urine. That, alone, should be enough to get the suspension lifted. Bottle “A” was a nanogram above the extremely low 15 ng/ml cut-off level (the World Anti-Doping Agency raised its limit from 15 ng/ml to 150 ng/ml to account for secondhand smoke, among other things), while bottle “B” was below the limit. Had bottle “B” been labeled “A” and tested first, the only reason we would be discussing Gordon would be arguing over whether he would be the No. 1 wide receiver this year or not. Instead, bottle “A” was labeled “A” and tested first so here we are. Such arbitrariness should not control Gordon’s fate when it comes to his livelihood. Here is something that is not arbitrary: the type of testing that is done in these cases. Typically, the first urine sample is tested for a panel of different drugs. If that sample comes back positive for a particular substance, then the second urine sample is tested using a different, more specific form of analysis. That different analysis is called gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS). GC/MS identifies the drug molecules based on characteristic fragmentation patterns at specific retention times. In other words, GC/MS is a highly sensitive form of detecting the true and accurate level of the substance in the urine that is only usually done to confirm the first positive test. If GC/MS was done on Gordon’s second sample and not the first, then the argument is that the true and accurate level of marijuana in his system was 13.63 ng/ml, not the 16 ng/ml that was in bottle “A.” That too, is enough to get his suspension lifted. It’s been said that Gordon will argue his urine was positive for marijuana (THC, actually) due to secondhand smoke. The cut-off level for marijuana is so low in the NFL that that argument is completely reasonable. Remember back in 1998 when that snowboarder won the Olympic gold medal only to get it snatched away from him by the Olympic Committee because he tested positive for marijuana? That was Ross Rebagliati, and he tested positive for marijuana at 17.8 ng/ml. Regabliati claimed the THC metabolite ended up in his system due to secondhand smoke. The Olympic Committee gave the gold medal back, mainly due to marijuana not being on the Olympics’ banned-substance list. So it’s not the first time we’ve heard the secondhand smoke argument. Gordon’s secondhand smoke argument is problematic because the NFL holds these guys accountable for what goes into their bodies, which is also completely reasonable. Then there is the chain-of-custody to examine, along with a host of other potential problems that come along with drug testing, including calibration of machines and certification of the labs where the testing was done—that’s where the details matter. Gordon’s legal team, of course, has those details and will present them on Friday. Based on what’s been reported thus far, and what I know about Gordon's drug test results, I think the only types of hits Gordon will be taking are from defensive backs." http://fieldandcourt.com/component/k2/item/245-josh-gordon-will-look-to-catch-a-break-with-strong-appeal.html
  11. Saw this comment on another board that makes sense: There has not been, nor will there be, negotiation because either the NFL voids the suspension based on secondhand smoke, inconsistent testing procedures, faulty equipment, etc., or an Ohio state court voids the suspension because Gordon did not fail a drug test under Ohio law. I think the NFL would just prefer to keep this out of state court. Either way, Gordon plays the entire season. And no, Gordon does not then get suspended for the DUI. That gets plead down to reckless driving and have yet to hear of a first-time offender under the personal conduct policy getting suspended for a reckless driving citation.
  12. http://mattwaldmanrsp.com/2014/08/18/rsp-sample-report-kc-te-travis-kelce/
  13. I'd be taking this opportunity to sell high on RG3. Yes his matchups are great but if you can get a Brady or Brees in a package deal I'd do it. Couple offers I have option of making are RG3 Tim Wright for Brady ...and RG3 Harvin for Brees (18 tm redraft).
  14. Ok, start him next week then... vs the Jags next week? Easily.
  15. MUST READ ARTICLE on Terrelle Pryor https://www.numberfire.com/nfl/news/1124/terrelle-pryor-tim-tebow-and-running-quarterback-history Since 2001, there have been 43 quarterbacks that have had 60 or more rushing attempts in a season. It doesn’t matter how effective they were with those rush attempts, just that they reached the number 60. That’s it, not even four rushing attempts on average per week. Rush Attempts # of Players Avg. Pass NEP # in Top 12 Lowest Finish 60-70 13 44.8 10 27 71-80 13 35.75 10 14 81-90 4 47.5 4 9 91-100 4 44.1 3 17 100+ 9 6.1 8 18 Total 43 34.1 35 27 35 of these signal-callers (81 percent) finished as a QB1 in that given season, leaving only eight players that did not. Four of those remaining players finished their respective seasons as a quarterback ranked 13th through 17th. In other words, 90 percent were above replacement level in 12-team leagues for the position. The remaining four that didn’t make the cut have a few caveats, however. The 100-Carry Club In a game of hypotheticals, let’s assume that Pryor will run the ball 100 times this season. That’s not too farfetched considering it’s only 6.25 times per game. Year Player Passes Pass NEP Rushes Rush NEP TD Passes QB Finish 2012 Cam Newton 521 64.95 128 47.16 19 4 2011 Cam Newton 553 57.48 125 50.28 21 3 2006 Mike Vick 431 -45.32 122 59.25 20 2 2004 Mike Vick 367 -57.77 120 68.31 14 12 2011 Tim Tebow 306 -55.53 120 15.80 12 18 2012 Robert Griffin 427 73.63 115 59.29 20 5 2002 Mike Vick 455 21.35 112 39.21 16 3 2002 Daunte Culpepper 597 22.38 106 34.97 18 2 2005 Mike Vick 420 -26.23 101 44.09 15 7 Since 2001, nine quarterbacks have carried the ball 100 or more times (four in the past two seasons). Eight of those nine (and remember Tebow would’ve been part of this) finished with a top-12 rank. Seven were top seven or better and five finished as a top-4 quarterback.
  16. Will anyone be surprised when he ends up with 20 fantasy points this week?
  17. For 1 Jets give up the 5th fewest fantasy points per game to WRs (18.2). Secondly, the Colts are horrible defensively and although he had a great game, I wouldnt put much stock into a repeat performance this week. I see the Patriots running more than usual in this game...I dont think Edelman reaches paydirt
  18. Buy him now. He will score and possibly have a great game vs Baltimores overrated run d. His value wont be any lower than it is now. BUY LOW
  19. Talk about telegraphing run/pass based on personnel. Guys, if you think Sean Payton will do this poor a job of mixing up the play selection all year, then you clearly don't think as much of him as I do.First time out with his new toy and he whiffed. Don't think we're the only ones looking at data like this. Ingram can catch the ball and did just fine in pass pro last night. This type of telegraphing will not occur all year. Hmm I don't know if I agree with your assesment of Payton as far as mixing it up.He's a package-centric, situational type of play caller on offense. He has 3 rb's at his disposal that all have a variety of skills. Some perform their skills in areas better than others. Although it may be strategic to mix up his playcalling, 9 times out of 10 when the game is on the line, he's going to put the best player out on the field for that situation (case in point Ingram's last play). I don't believe theres a competitive advantage to give Ingram more passing targets or use him on passing downs more than Darren Sproles or Thomas? I may be ignorant to Ingram's passing catching ability (he caught 60 balls in 39 college games for his career) .... The reason we may not be seeing Ingram on the field in passing situations is that Ingram may not be as good as of a pass blocker as Thomas or Sproles?? Ingram was NOT used in any pass blocking situations last night (according to profootballfocus). IDK .... it will be interesting to see how he is used next week.
  20. Total Snapcount------------------------Ingram 19 (13 run 6 pass)Thomas 26 (5 run 14 pass)Sproles 32 (2 run 27 pass)Looks like Ingram will be the featured mainly to run and short yardage. I don't think you can expect more than 13-18 total rushing plays per game even if they were ahead. If this is your definition of "bell cow", then =(. He did not look impressive last night.
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