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  1. FWIW, this beat writer thinks that he's a go tomorrow and will not be limited much.
  2. Unfortunately for us owners of Deebo and/ or Sanders, the correct answer is likely Kittle.
  3. I haven't had a chance to take a look at the snap counts, but Rotoworld implied that he was benched after the interception. Hence Brate's heavy usage yesterday. IMO, he needs a fresh start with a coaching staff that believes in him, is willing to be patient through his mistakes/ endure through the growing pains, and so on.
  4. Why do you say that Sanders will “probably” be out? Edelman suffered a rib cartilage injury earlier in the year, and he didn’t miss any time. From my understanding, it’s just a pain management/ tolerance issue.
  5. Nevertheless, I'm encouraged by the 7 targets. So I think I'm gonna keep him around for another week or two as a TE2, just to see what happens.
  6. This seems like a highly optimistic projection, as Metcalf is only averaging ~58 yards per game as the #2 (with Wilson performing at a career best pace). So I'm pretty skeptical that Gordon is going to eat that much as the clear #3.
  7. I'm rolling with Howard as a bye week fill in. If Arians/ Leftwich are ever going to scheme him into a game plan, you'd think that this would be the week. Sample of TE performance against Arizona: Hockenson 6-131-1, Andrews 8-112-1, Olsen 6-75-2, Dissly 7-57-1, Hooper 8-117-1, and Kittle 6-79-1.
  8. If they retain him, it's just due to regret avoidance. It's pretty clear that they will continue to use Howard as an easy replaceable in-line blocking TE, whereas Brate will be used in the more premium receiving role (albeit limited with Arians). However, the prospect of "losing" a trade (and seeing Howard thrive in a different system) churns their stomachs.
  9. I'm picking up Howard (where available) to hold till the trade deadline. Trading him makes sense, IMO, and Arians doesn't seem to be his biggest fan. Given how bad TE is this year, I think it's a worthwhile speculative add.
  10. https://www.tampabay.com/sports/bucs/2019/10/23/bucs-should-start-trading-if-they-lose-to-tennessee-and-even-if-they-win/ https://www.pewterreport.com/bucs-arians-on-howard-trade-rumors-bill-belichick-didnt-call-me/ https://www.pewterreport.com/bucs-arians-points-to-reasons-for-howards-struggles/
  11. IMO the most obvious answer is Manny Sanders. AB84 is a locker room cancer, huge off the field risk, etc., and Green is likely gonna cost a heap in draft capital. Sanders can probably be had for a 4th.
  12. Arians needs a third OT out there to create time for his slow developing plays. Apparently nobody else on the roster is competent enough to fill that role.
  13. Manny Sanders would be a nice fit, and he's probably not expensive to get. Please make it happen.
  14. I know his blocking graded poorly in 2017, and it was much improved last season. Anyhow, the Bucs have a lot of needs across the offensive line and defense, and they probably should be in a rebuilding state. Brate is arguably their preferred receiving TE, he's getting paid like a starter, and finding a blocking TE at Howard's cost shouldn't be that difficult. So if they can deal Howard for, say, a package of draft picks, I think they should strongly consider it, as the incremental improvement at more integral roles in their system might more than offset the loss/ replacement of Howard.
  15. Yeah, I knew about his PFF ranking for 2018. I was hoping that someone might have the grades for this season (in particular, the blocking grades).
  16. He has a reputation for being a good blocker, but is he really? I'd like to see his PFF grades for this season, as he's getting hate for his overall play (including his blocking) on the Bucs message boards.
  17. Regarding the report above, I think there's also a pretty strong argument for trading Howard. With the way Arians uses his TEs, Howard is readily replaceable with what they have on their roster and/ or can add via the draft/ free agency. So he's probably more valuable to another team than he is to the Bucs. That being said, the report did stop me from picking up Howard as a trade deadline stash.
  18. Really rooting for this kid ROS. IMO, he's the most talented player on the offense, and he seems like a solid guy to boot. https://twitter.com/FWordsPod/status/1183775894214606848?s=20
  19. Thanks for the help, Bloom! 1. Royce Freeman or Spencer Ware ROS? I would note that I own Hunt. 2. Eric Ebron or Jordan Reed ROS?
  20. Jeff Ratcliffe (from PFF) noted that Freeman is seeing ~75% of his snaps vs. base defense (4 DBs), whereas that number is flipped for Lindsay (i.e., Lindsay is seeing ~75% of his snaps against nickel/ dime packages).
  21. I'm an owner and I'm fine with him getting suspended. I can't stand the one-sided way the media is reporting it. It's outrageous. A man physically walks up to Beckham during pregame with a baseball bat, tells him he's going to end his career and gets within a yard of him. This isn't "spin", there is video evidence. Norman body slams Beckham and Norman also begins the play in which Beckham blind-sides him with a punch on the back of his helmet. But is anyone in the league calling out Norman for punching Beckham? Not a word. It blows my mind. This should be a story of two guys that got out of hand, and somehow it's turned into "Beckham is a thug". While I don't think Norman is innocent, that play had Odell throwing hands at Norman as he ran by. I don't see that imo, it appears that norman was countering a swing (and a miss) by odb. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIhuIBa3Pa8
  22. Quez, I bet you are correct that someone has all the information from Kinsman's social media accounts, her cell phone, etc. The startling thing is that investigators sought all of that info from Kinsman, yet didn't seek similar evidence from Winston, Cashner, and Darby, i.e., the PD spent more time/ effort investigating (or trying to discredit) the victim than they did the accused. In fact, Cashner admitted to having video of the entire incident, which was, of course, conveniently deleted before the authorities could secure it. Face it, this thing stinks of police incompetence and, worse, corruption. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/04/16/sports/errors-in-inquiry-on-rape-allegations-against-fsu-jameis-winston.html?_r=0
  23. It means he didn't rape her. Below is a behavioral symptom that rape survivors commonly experience or display. http://rapecrisis.org.za/information-for-survivors/rape-trauma-syndrome/
  24. http://graphics8.nytimes.com/newsgraphics/2014/04/13/florida-state/assets/video/cappleman-540.webm
  25. Yep. And he kissed her goodnight too, so he couldn't have raped her. I know I shouldn't make light of it. Just thought that was kind of funny. He allegedly drugs her, rapes her, imprisons her falsely, and then she jumps on the back of his moped for a ride home afterward. Couldn't she have just hopped off and escaped? He's fat and runs a 5.0 forty. No way he could have caught her. She was in shock and didn't know where to go. She didn't tell him where she lived, had him drop her off at an intersection, sat on the street crying while she tweeted 'someone help me' until a friend came. You don't find it odd that she willingly got on his moped? She would have to hold onto him too... unless she was strapped to the front like a deer, was that in her report? More troubling, IMO, is the apparent lack of motive for falsely accusing Winston. In fact, all of the potential motives offered by FSU fans are easily refuted. She had no prior relationship with Winston, so there was no jealousy. She didn't know who he was till months later, so she wasn't a fame or fortune seeker. And so on.
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