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  1. NobodyInteresting

    That’s my quarterback!……or is he?

    While generally I agree with you, a small nitpick on McCourty - it's the other way around. McCourty will cost $9.7m unless they keep him around (in which case he'll probably cost a bit less with more kicking the can down the round. I'm absolutely fine with drafting another QB - in a world where...
  2. NobodyInteresting

    Let's say BB stays on until he retires. What does that mean for the franchise?

    The defense ranks #1 in expected points (#3 against passing and #3 against running) #4 in TOs #7 in yards per play #8 in yards per play #6 in drives ending in points #5 in points per drive #5 in defensive SRS #2 in defensive DVOA "Looks terrible" seems a little harsh... I know this is the...
  3. NobodyInteresting

    The Michael McCorkle "Mac" Jones Thread

    EJ is right here. On the plays where he actually threw the ball, I don't know what more you can reasonably want. He was accurate and safe, in non-ideal conditions. None of those awful throws & decisions we saw earlier in the season. Do people really have complaints about those 27 passes? I mean...
  4. NobodyInteresting

    Level of Confidence in Direction of the Patriots Franchise

    The good news on the QB front is that Bill does have a pretty good record in drafting (& developing?) QBs. Aside from the obvious TB12, Jimmy G, Jacoby B and Mac/Zappe have all been starters for teams this year (and Stidham has also made an appearance for the Raiders). Can't be that common for a...
  5. NobodyInteresting

    La Canfora: Why is there so much bad football in the NFL?

    Numbers are actually down a little this year from last, both in terms of attempts and success rate 2020 1.29 per team per game 4th down attempts - 55.02% success 2021 1.46 attempts - 53.09% success 2022 1.32 attempts - 49.54% success Without going back further I can't say for sure, but from...
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    2022 Dolphins: Our coach is cooler than yours

    I'm actually a little concerned the NFL is getting close to incentivizing concussions at this point. We've seen 1) QBs become much more important to the outcome of the game as passing offense dominates 2) QBs become much more protected in the form of roughing the passer penalties for hits that...
  7. NobodyInteresting

    The Game Goat Thread: Wk. 4 @ Green Bay

    Eddie is right. In a world where "overmatched" means certain failure and having your QB throw is your only option then yes, it would've made no sense to go for it. In the world we actually live in, where overmatched means "doesn't look good enough to be a successful starting QB" or somesuch and...
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    The Game Goat Thread: Wk. 4 @ Green Bay

    I feel like I post this every week. Conservative play-calling, particularly against teams who are better than you, is a great way to lose a bunch of one-score games. Hated the OT punt, once again after a meh set of calls on the first three downs. Hated the 2Q 4th and 1 punt. Aside from that...
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    The Game Ball Thread: Wk. 2 @ Pittsburgh

    In addition to the 4th and 9 - I agree that's a punt situation - the Pats punted at (these were the two I was referring to) 10:58 4Q 4th and 5 from the PIT 40 (I think across the league teams go for this more than they don't these days) 8:11 4Q 4th and 2 from the PIT 42 (I think most teams go...
  10. NobodyInteresting

    The Game Ball Thread: Wk. 2 @ Pittsburgh

    It was the later punts I was referring to, and using the result of a one-off play is a terrible way to judge a decision-process when you have mounds of data that can inform you. Particularly when that result is obviously an outlier. If those later punts had been an atypical Bill move in...
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    The Game Ball Thread: Wk. 2 @ Pittsburgh

    Sadly given that Bill is still punting from the opponent's 40 yard liine it's probably not going to be the risk-averse Pats leading the charge in NFL punters throwing the ball even if they did. I'm guessing Bill's response to all this would be that the situations don't arise often enough, and...
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    The Game Ball Thread: Wk. 2 @ Pittsburgh

    Is it that hard? Feels like any NFL punter ought to be able to lob up a 30 yard pass accurately enough for a guy standing on his own on the sideline to be able to catch it. Sure as hell if I were playing that position I'd have spent a lot of time practicing it over the years (if only so I could...
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    The Michael McCorkle "Mac" Jones Thread

    I think the worrying thing is that he hasn't looked good despite a really unsustainably low pressure rate. Last year Mac (per Football Reference) was pressured 18.4% of the time (3rd lowest rate in the league). If you regress ANY/A against pressure rates you'd expect him to have had an ANY/A...
  14. NobodyInteresting

    Week 1 Game Thread

    I mean, Josh Allen did have 6 games with a passer rating below 80 last year, so he kinda did do that every third game... At his best he's clearly very good. But he was not at his best quite often last year. (Just to compare, Brady had 2 such games last season. And yes, I'm completely aware...
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    NFL: News and transactions

    I mean, he's taken them deep two out of the last three years. It kinda blows my mind that nobody wants him more than this already, and it's a little hard for me to understand why he'd be worth a big contract this time next year and not even worth a punt at this point. I do not understand teams...
  16. NobodyInteresting

    NFL: News and transactions

    Wow. It's £150 here in the UK. $80 seems like a steal.
  17. NobodyInteresting

    Watson to Cleveland

    A full year suspension might be preferable for the Browns, assuming that the report that his contract would just roll over is accurate. An 8 or 10 or 12 or whatever game ban means you effectively have him under control for 4.25-4.5 years for your $230m. A year ban means you have him for 5...
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    Watson to Cleveland

    I'm kinda surprised by the tone of the last few comments here. Why would this make any difference to Browns management? (Not why should it, but why would it?) They already knew there were 23 complaints when they signed him. Even if it hadn't crossed their mind that there might be more (and how...
  19. NobodyInteresting

    Pats 2022 draft class

    This has to be the way to think about it IMO. I don't agree with those people arguing there's no such thing as a reach, but I do agree that once you're past the first few rounds it's pretty meaningless because those picks just aren't worth all that much anyway. The Pats "reach" in the 4th round...
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    Pats 2022 draft class

    This is true - the "consensus big board" isn't the NFL GM consensus (which obviously can't be known). But it's also not an entirely unrelated, uninformed or random set of views. It's highly correlated with draft order. It may be better correlated with draft order than the Pats board is, for...