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    I Believe in Time Lord...Why Can't You?

    I ask the same thing about war.
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    I Believe in Time Lord...Why Can't You?

    I'm glad to see that my eyes are seeing what everyone else is seeing. TL is the most exciting player to watch right now. He's absolutely affecting opposing players' paths to the basket. He had influence on a late baseline gimme drive by Lou Williams that Williams missed because LW was...
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    2021 Pats: Looking Ahead – Roster Planning

    True. But I'll stand by my original contention that the release is a solid move to make right now. Continuing to pay him at that level for production that's below expectations would be a bad non-move. They at least got something out of the deal that does have value and that value probably...
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    2021 Pats: Looking Ahead – Roster Planning

    I don't think they knew at the time that the cap would be lower when they made the deal, but I could be wrong. I agree it's a lot of money at a bad time, but it was only money. Flores needs to create a culture there in his image as soon as possible. KVN was, I think, a good shortcut to take...
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    2021 Pats: Looking Ahead – Roster Planning

    That's a pretty solid move by Miami. A little pricey overall, but they brought in a guy who espouses the way Flores wants to play. Gets a year's production and mentorship out of Van Noy. Releases him and sends message that there are no sacred cows and carves out some cap space. And another...
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    2021 Pats: QB Options

    He's cheap, knows the system and has a few skills. He fills a backup slot at worst. I'm fine dedicating resources to other positions of need instead of a potential upgrade to that spot.
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    2021: The Nation's Tears Are Still Here

    Point taken. I meant more that he pushed himself to overcome a lack of apparent tools - big arm, speed, etc. - to get on coaches' radar. He didn't have a name either, so he was forced to start from scratch (upon an acknowledged foundation of relative financial wealth) in building his name.
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    2021: The Nation's Tears Are Still Here

    I guess I'm just tired of bullshit. He may project himself as the guy on the next barstool - and I think you're correct on why he's embraced - but Manning is really the guy who sticks his balls in an unsuspecting woman's face. There's more to that story, but that's more than enough for me...
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    2021: The Nation's Tears Are Still Here

    I'll add that Brady's a self-made man. He didn't have the best tools, didn't have any NFL lineage, was a backup in college, drafted in the 6th round and fought his way to starter and eventually champion multiple times. It's the equivalent of a blue collar classic underdog Hollywood story. Yet...
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    2021 Pats: Looking Ahead – Roster Planning

    Yeah, if there ever was a great time to be in the position the Pats find themselves in, it's now. Short of getting JG or the equivalent on board quickly, the Pats are not a fit timeline-wise, for JJ Watt . He's just the tip of the iceberg though and there should be good pickings for patching...
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    Houston: Turn Down for Watt

    If the Pats still had Brady, they'd be in consideration for Watt and it wouldn't shock me if the Brady/BB combo wouldn't have put them at the top of the list. Forget about it now. JJ wants a legit contender as time is short.
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    Super Bowl LV: Game Thread – Kansas City Chiefs @ Tompa Bay Bucs

    You can see why Brady wanted AB so badly. That route was like a mirror image to the routes run by Edelman and Amendola. Just a couple of violent cuts. It's funny to see the Bucs lineman nervously following Brady as he's about to dig into Mathieu the second time. And second the notion on...
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    That Time BB Was Wrong

    Added to this is the stability of life in the NFL pre-cap. It‘s the single biggest obstacle to modern day dynasties.
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    That Time BB Was Wrong

    Good point, but he may have made that deal figuring he might have to eat a year or two by the end of it. He had to make some allowances for Brady’s incredible drive and execution. It seems pretty clear he didn’t think it was sustainable to continue offering multiple years,/high bonus after...
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    Predicting the Future: How Many SBs Does Mahomes Win?

    It was somewhat cavalier, but I took Nantz' point to be that Mahomes' loss was a 2 game swing. Mahomes went from being down 6-2 in SB wins to 7-1, so 4 wins down to 6 wins down. IF Mahomes had had a chance to catch Brady, the odds had taken a significant hit.