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Title: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Harley Quinn on July 30, 2018, 07:12:56 AM
HOF Game is coming Thursday and then the pre-season starts officially on 9/9 I believe.

Which battles are you looking forward to for your teams? Any deep roster players you're keeping an eye on who may surprise?

Injuries are already piling up with CB Jason Verrett of the Chargers out for the year and now Packers ILB Jake Ryan was carted off the field with a knee injury and is likely out for the year (had to get the annual GB injury outta the way!)
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Harley Quinn on July 30, 2018, 10:27:22 PM
New England Patriots
Battles
#1: Defensive Backs. There's a lot of depth chart battling to be had at the 5th-8th spots and I'm mainly keeping an eye on UDFA J.C. Jackson who's been getting 1st Team reps and has been tearing it up. Eddie Pleasant's been a mainstay with the Houston Texans and Jonathan Jones has been a feature on ST too. This may be a make/break year for Cyrus Jones and he'll have competition with Duke Dawson, Jordan Richards, Keion Crossen, and Damarius Travis.

#2: Running Backs. The competition for the 3rd/4th RB roles will be fierce with Michel probably being a lead candidate but after him are Gillislee (who found himself in a doghouse last year), Jeremy Hill (over from Cincinnati), and Ralph Webb (UDFA with talent). Brandon Bolden as per usual may stick around due to his ST ability but that's something that I've been saying year after year for the past 2-3 years it seems.

#3: 3rd Tight End. It seems like it's mainly down to Jacob Hollister/Will Tye in this battle but Ryan Izzo was pretty solid out of Florida State and could work himself onto the PS.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Harley Quinn on July 31, 2018, 11:04:11 PM
Saints bolstering some depth signing WRs Michael Floyd and Brandon Tate. Raiders also waived T/G Vadal Alexander and Patriots signed G/C Brian Schwenke while also holding a workout with WR Eric Decker.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Damaramu on July 31, 2018, 11:19:59 PM
Why did I think Decker had retired?
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on August 01, 2018, 04:13:43 AM
Ryan is out for the year with a torn ACL.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on August 01, 2018, 04:43:27 AM
Ryan who man
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Damaramu on August 01, 2018, 04:46:34 AM
Ryan who man

I typed "Ryan NFL ACL Injury" in Google and discovered he is referring to Jake Ryan.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on August 01, 2018, 04:47:37 AM
Ryan who man

I typed "Ryan NFL ACL Injury" in Google and discovered he is referring to Jake Ryan.

Yeah, I thought Matt Ryan at first. Went to ESPN and saw it wasn't him.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Harley Quinn on August 01, 2018, 05:51:22 AM
Patriots released WR Jordan Matthews. He had a "significant" hamstring injury and reportedly it was serious enough that the Patriots were looking at IR as an option.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on August 01, 2018, 07:58:25 AM
Ryan who man

The one Harley mentioned four posts earlier as getting carted off the field.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Saints_Fan_H on August 01, 2018, 10:47:44 AM
Ryan who man

I typed "Ryan NFL ACL Injury" in Google and discovered he is referring to Jake Ryan.

Yeah, I thought Matt Ryan at first. Went to ESPN and saw it wasn't him.
Strangely I'm glad it isn't. And I hate him.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Damaramu on August 01, 2018, 10:52:06 AM
Ryan who man

The one Harley mentioned four posts earlier as getting carted off the field.

You expect us to read every post before posting!? Hogwash!
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Hawk 34 on August 02, 2018, 09:36:15 AM
Especially something HQ said? He’s still reporting free agency signings from April.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on August 02, 2018, 01:53:59 PM
In the only thing of note tonight, Lamar Jackson has looked pretty bad.  He certainly doesn't look ready to play.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Harley Quinn on August 02, 2018, 11:14:51 PM
Patriots signed WR Eric Decker as expected after his Monday workout. Pretty solid value signing with Matthews gone, curious how he does since McDaniels drafted him in Denver but came into his own when Peyton arrived.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Kotzenjunge on August 03, 2018, 12:22:32 AM
One week from today I get to go to my first ever pro game! It won't be the Packers, but I just realized I'll see Jordy's first "game" action in a Raiders uniform! It's only preseason but whatever.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on August 03, 2018, 12:48:22 AM
I hope it is a better game than my first game.  A 6-3 Browns win over Buffalo that set football back 70 years.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Kotzenjunge on August 03, 2018, 12:56:39 AM
It's only preseason, so I doubt it. I'm still excited!

As we speak, I'm waking up in the DFW area and about to put on my Packers gear to go visit Cowboys Stadium.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on August 03, 2018, 10:31:50 AM
It's only preseason, so I doubt it. I'm still excited!

As we speak, I'm waking up in the DFW area and about to put on my Packers gear to go visit Cowboys Stadium.

You should really try to get to Lambeau sometime if you have never been there.  That place is great.

I've never been to Dallas myself.  Part of the problem is that the easiest time for me to go to Texas is in April right in the middle of tornado season in the southern mid-west.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Kotzenjunge on August 03, 2018, 11:18:53 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BmBjVSVn51Y/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=nyb4tsecbzpw

Well, here's AT&T Stadium since you haven't made it yet.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Damaramu on August 03, 2018, 11:21:28 AM
I've only been to a Metallica concert at AT&T. The acoustics on the mezzanine were terrible.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: The King of Trash on August 03, 2018, 11:26:56 AM
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on August 03, 2018, 12:57:27 PM
It's like that dude actually really fucking sucks and the Browns didn't screw him over.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: The King of Trash on August 03, 2018, 01:10:27 PM
https://www.sportsnet.ca/football/cfl/manziel-throws-four-interceptions-first-half-cfl-debut/

somehow, it got worse.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Hawk 34 on August 03, 2018, 01:13:01 PM
Well time for his baseball career now
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on August 03, 2018, 01:18:49 PM
And I thought the Als were awful before...
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: snuffbox on August 03, 2018, 03:35:16 PM
It's only preseason, so I doubt it. I'm still excited!

As we speak, I'm waking up in the DFW area and about to put on my Packers gear to go visit Cowboys Stadium.

You should really try to get to Lambeau sometime if you have never been there.  That place is great.

I've never been to Dallas myself.  Part of the problem is that the easiest time for me to go to Texas is in April right in the middle of tornado season in the southern mid-west.

Whatever it takes, do it. Lambeau is a special place.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Harley Quinn on August 04, 2018, 04:05:35 AM
- Titans signed S Kenny Vaccaro after losing Jonathan Cyprien for the season.
- Raiders waived K Giorgio Tavecchio. Reportedly the job is Eddy Piniero's to lose.
- Jets signed DE Kendall Reyes. He missed 2017 but flashed early in his Chargers career with 5.5 and 5 Sack seasons in 2012 & 2013.
- Giants signed CB Leonard Johnson, formerly of the Bills. Mainly a Slot CB, he can provide depth after the Sam Beal injury while also potentially offering up 45-60 Tackle upside if he starts.
- Jaguars signed DT Sealver Siliga, formerly of the Buccaneers. A massive sized run stopper, he hasn't done much outside of 2013 & 2014 with New England. He's purely a depth rotation piece.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on August 04, 2018, 05:56:22 AM
It's only preseason, so I doubt it. I'm still excited!

As we speak, I'm waking up in the DFW area and about to put on my Packers gear to go visit Cowboys Stadium.

You should really try to get to Lambeau sometime if you have never been there.  That place is great.

I've never been to Dallas myself.  Part of the problem is that the easiest time for me to go to Texas is in April right in the middle of tornado season in the southern mid-west.

Whatever it takes, do it. Lambeau is a special place.

Make sure to do the Packers Heritage Trail as well, which takes you around to the different historic sites and monuments.  Green Bay is a fascinating place since the whole tourism industry is based around the Packers.  It is kind of like going to place like Gettysburg except for football.  Even Canton is nothing like it.  In Canton, everything is mostly just centered around the actual Hall of Fame and stadium next door.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Harley Quinn on August 04, 2018, 07:49:18 AM
RB Sony Michel suffered a knee injury and will miss the entire preseason and maybe even the first few weeks of the regular season. Will be interesting to see how much he can contribute this season being a rookie + this being a complicated offense in general while not getting important reps in actual games.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Aero on August 05, 2018, 12:42:42 PM
Cleveland traded Corey Coleman to the Buffalo for a pick, details not revealed yet.

Edit: Said to be a late rounder, which should be a win for Buffalo.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Harley Quinn on August 05, 2018, 01:04:09 PM
Saints released WR Brandon Coleman, likely with a physically failed designation since he was placed on the Active/PUP with an undisclosed injury.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: fazzle on August 06, 2018, 02:34:01 AM
Cleveland traded Corey Coleman to the Buffalo for a pick, details not revealed yet.

Edit: Said to be a late rounder, which should be a win for Buffalo.

Not just any late rounder, but a 2020 7th round pick.   Buffalo could release him before the season started and it would still be a good trade for them
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Harley Quinn on August 06, 2018, 07:05:45 AM
Pretty decent blow to the Arizona OL: "Cardinals third-rounder Mason Cole will take over as the team's starter at Center after A.Q. Shipley was lost for the season with a torn ACL."

Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on August 08, 2018, 06:06:48 AM
Doug Martin is getting bigged up huge at camp. Lots of reports that he is flying through holes and taking the Charlie Garner role in Gruden's passing game.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Krankor on August 08, 2018, 07:45:58 AM
Antonio Callaway got cited for marijuana possession in his car the same day the Browns sent Corey Coleman to the Bills for nothing. Callaway failed a drug test at the combine, now this. He'll be getting a suspension.

Only the Cleveland Browns.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Hawk 34 on August 08, 2018, 07:56:35 AM
Gotta imagine the door opens now for Dez to go where he was always destined.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Damaramu on August 09, 2018, 10:53:14 PM
That Baker Mayfield guy looked pretty good.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on August 10, 2018, 03:51:57 AM
Saw some Andrew Luck last night.  It is good that he's back on the field, but it was mostly just short passes and his arm wasn't really tested.  So we still don't know much about him.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Harley Quinn on August 10, 2018, 05:17:06 AM
Tampa Bay is hoping Vernon Hargreaves will only be out 2-3 weeks with a strained groin. RB Derrius Guice has a strained MCL and TE George Kittle endured a separated shoulder.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Cartman on August 10, 2018, 05:52:02 AM
RIP Guice, Torn ACL.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on August 10, 2018, 06:25:06 AM
Guice had injury history on that knee in college too. That's one of the reasons he dropped.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Aero on August 10, 2018, 01:39:42 PM
Darnold looked pretty good tonight, as did Bridgewater. Now, Jets, please go sign a fourth QB / camp body so they don't have to play either of them deep into the game.

Knew they should have kept Hackenberg.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Krankor on August 10, 2018, 04:47:00 PM
Throw Colts rookie WR Deon Cain onto the pile of carcases building with a torn ACL.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Harley Quinn on August 11, 2018, 08:17:33 AM
Colts signed DE Ryan Delaire and cut Shamarko Thomas a day after his pretty disgusting helmet to helmet hit that saw him become the first ejected player from a game for that type of penalty.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Flik on August 12, 2018, 03:05:35 PM
So apparently the Browns decided to keep Callaway in as long as they did in the pre-season game as a form of punishment for not notifying them about his troubles. Considering he got hurt because of this, anyone want to bet the union ain't too happy?
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: KingPK on August 12, 2018, 03:45:27 PM
Only the Browns would think making someone play an entire game for them is a punishment.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Harley Quinn on August 12, 2018, 11:34:10 PM
Colts RBs are dealing with several injuries so they signed RB Branden Oliver and waived WR Dres Anderson (a guy I was high on coming out but he's dealt with injuries and bounced around to various practice squads).

Eagles signed QB Christian Hackenberg to compete with Nate Sudfeld for the 3rd QB spot. Since he hasn't started any games, Hackenberg could be practice squad eligible.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Brodypedia on August 13, 2018, 01:07:23 AM
Saw some Andrew Luck last night.  It is good that he's back on the field, but it was mostly just short passes and his arm wasn't really tested.  So we still don't know much about him.

https://twitter.com/CaptAndrewLuck
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Flik on August 13, 2018, 10:43:34 AM
Is that seriously Luck's account? Because if it is, that's awesome.

If not, that's less awesome. Still awesome, but just less.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on August 13, 2018, 12:04:10 PM
That account is great.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: THE TUGSTER on August 13, 2018, 02:01:24 PM
In a search, I actually found an ESPN article about that Twitter account.  In it they say, the real Andrew Luck, as of December 2016, was still using a flip-phone.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Flik on August 14, 2018, 02:16:32 AM
Nuts. Still, great account.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Harley Quinn on August 14, 2018, 10:30:08 PM
The Seattle Times' Bob Condotta reports Rashaad Penny suffered a hand injury, including a broken finger, in Monday's practice.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on August 16, 2018, 11:55:47 AM
Nick Foles injured his shoulder on a fumble six against the Pats.  This could be an issue with Wentz hinting he's not going to be ready to start the season.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Aero on August 16, 2018, 11:56:18 AM
Good thing they picked up Hack.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: KingPK on August 16, 2018, 12:15:57 PM
They shouldn't have flown that banner over Gillette before the game.  The Hoodie has powers, man.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Harley Quinn on August 17, 2018, 12:24:41 AM
Patriots also quietly suffered potential OL depth blow with an injury to Isaiah Wynn who was expected to be a key backup (if not earn a potential starting role early in the offseason).
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on August 17, 2018, 03:09:32 AM
Patriots also quietly suffered potential OL depth blow with an injury to Isaiah Wynn who was expected to be a key backup (if not earn a potential starting role early in the offseason).

Torn Achilles, so he's done.

Also done, for the pre-season anyways, is Aaron Rodgers who played one drive last night.  He says he's done all he wanted to do and so he's sitting out the final two games.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on August 17, 2018, 08:14:05 AM
I thought the 4th stringer on Hard Knocks was just an idiot but apparently Tyrod is too nice to correct people:

https://deadspin.com/tyrod-taylor-has-been-letting-people-mispronounce-his-n-1828421422
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on August 17, 2018, 01:32:18 PM
AJ McCarron broke his collarbone.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Harley Quinn on August 20, 2018, 12:58:24 AM
- Browns CB E.J. Gaines will miss about three weeks with a sprained right knee. This puts Week 1 in jeopardy and could make the Browns a potential target for the Steelers passing game even more.
- 49ers RB Joe Williams is out until at least Week 1 with a fractured rib. He could potentially be cut as he's fallen behind Jeremy McNichols and Raheem Mostert on the RB Depth Chart.
- Chargers placed CB Jaylen Watkins on injured reserve with a torn ACL. WTF is going on with the Chargers? Their secondary is getting decimated.
- Bengals released S George Iloka. He's been a mainstay on that Bengals defense for a long time.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Hawk 34 on August 20, 2018, 01:22:42 AM
Would be stunned if Iloka didn’t end up getting the tires kicked by Oakland.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Flik on August 20, 2018, 11:08:34 AM
ESPN just did an article where Richard Sherman says (via Twitter) that a tackle like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQw8Pq_jDdc

would be banned. There's just one problem with using this video for his point. The man making the tackle keeps his head to the side of the player, not hitting the guy with his head. Also, this man doesn't have a damned helmet on. Like I know people love to compare rugby to football, but this is a dumb case to use.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on August 20, 2018, 12:42:09 PM
AJ McCarron broke his collarbone.

And apparently he didn't.  I don't know what kind of quack can't tell whether a bone is broken or not.  Did he go to Dr. Nick Riviera?
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: The Amazing Rando on August 20, 2018, 01:13:06 PM
AJ McCarron broke his collarbone.

And apparently he didn't.  I don't know what kind of quack can't tell whether a bone is broken or not.  Did he go to Dr. Nick Riviera?

Nick: Hi, everybody! *looks at AJ* Wow! This is the weirdest looking buffalo I've ever seen in all my years of doctoring! What happened to your neck fur?

Coach: Ryan Fitzpatrick plays for Tampa Bay now.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on August 21, 2018, 01:08:12 AM
Broken or not, if it gives Allen a better chance to win the job then so be it.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Harley Quinn on August 21, 2018, 01:42:14 AM
ESPN just did an article where Richard Sherman says (via Twitter) that a tackle like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQw8Pq_jDdc

would be banned. There's just one problem with using this video for his point. The man making the tackle keeps his head to the side of the player, not hitting the guy with his head. Also, this man doesn't have a damned helmet on. Like I know people love to compare rugby to football, but this is a dumb case to use.

Sherman's right though because the Rugby player initiates contact with his (helmet) e.g. he basically leads with the crown of his head into the tackle. A lot of the rule is less about the actual helmet to helmet contact and thus far seems to be more geared towards players lowering themselves head first/leading with their heads & arms at their side when tackling. Doesn't matter if the guy ends up pulling his head to the side at the very last moment if he's leading initially with the head.

Easiest way to think of this is the equivalent of a dude trying to deliver a headbutt/spear with the top of the head.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Flik on August 21, 2018, 02:18:38 AM
Oh fuck me, it is just having his head go towards the player? That isn't how I interperted the rule. Well, fuck. Then yeah, everyone's likely going to get called because even if you go with a side tackle, you could easily end up leading with your head by accident. My apologizes for being wrong, if this is the case.

Yeah, so ... Well, this is going to be fun seeing how many people get fined. Obviously the video the NFL provided the players means that one of the videos was like this. No wonder they were confused on what was a tackle.

...seriously, first what is a catch, now what is a tackle. The NFL is really fucking things up rules wise.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Harley Quinn on August 21, 2018, 02:47:36 AM
Oh fuck me, it is just having his head go towards the player? That isn't how I interperted the rule. Well, fuck. Then yeah, everyone's likely going to get called because even if you go with a side tackle, you could easily end up leading with your head by accident. My apologizes for being wrong, if this is the case.

Yeah, so ... Well, this is going to be fun seeing how many people get fined. Obviously the video the NFL provided the players means that one of the videos was like this. No wonder they were confused on what was a tackle.

...seriously, first what is a catch, now what is a tackle. The NFL is really fucking things up rules wise.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJKgUxdak78

Yeah, it's all not helped by the media interpreting much like you did as, "Oh. This is just a continuation of helmet to helmet contact," rather than also including the aspect of a Defender/Offensive Player Leading With the Helmet.

The 2nd clip on the kickoff is a picture perfect example of why they've been calling this the way they have, to try and get players to avoid putting themselves in those types of situations where they risk spinal injuries to themselves as much as their opponents.

Also at around the 3:00 mark is a call on the RB(!) so it'll be interesting to see how they effects players offensively too.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on August 21, 2018, 04:14:16 AM
https://deadspin.com/richie-incognito-arrested-for-threatening-funeral-home-1828493724

This man needs help.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on August 21, 2018, 04:18:11 AM
Oh fuck me, it is just having his head go towards the player? That isn't how I interperted the rule. Well, fuck. Then yeah, everyone's likely going to get called because even if you go with a side tackle, you could easily end up leading with your head by accident. My apologizes for being wrong, if this is the case.

Yeah, so ... Well, this is going to be fun seeing how many people get fined. Obviously the video the NFL provided the players means that one of the videos was like this. No wonder they were confused on what was a tackle.

...seriously, first what is a catch, now what is a tackle. The NFL is really fucking things up rules wise.

Yeah, I hate it.  I don't care about the anthem crap, but going too far down this road where it simply isn't football anymore and the game is constantly being held up for the officials is the type of thing that will have me start watching rugby instead.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Medium, A Happy on August 21, 2018, 09:27:25 AM
And to the surprise of roughly no one, Roquan Smith is being held out of the next Bears preseason game due to a tight hamstring. 
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Harley Quinn on August 21, 2018, 09:34:12 AM
And to the surprise of roughly no one, Roquan Smith is being held out of the next Bears preseason game due to a tight hamstring. 

On one hand, I get rookies holding out to some extent but on the other hand, how often does it really help them? Between conditioning/training, learning the playbook, getting on field reps, etc. I just don't see the upside.

I understood his issues about the helmet rule stuff but it didn't stop other defensive rookies from signing so...
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Harley Quinn on August 22, 2018, 12:52:48 AM
- NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Bucs LT Donovan Smith has been diagnosed with a knee sprain and will be sideline 2-4 weeks. Smith's been a starter for the past 3 years and should be back by Week 2 or 3.
- Seahawks continue to get thin at RB as J.D. McKissic is out 4-6 weeks with a foot fracture.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Harley Quinn on August 22, 2018, 06:34:06 AM
- Vikings signed S George Iloka, formerly of the Bengals, to a one-year contract.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Kotzenjunge on August 22, 2018, 01:28:02 PM
I'm convinced Dez Bryant went to Cleveland in order to get on Hard Knocks for national attention while making a leaguewide sales pitch. Fuckin' brilliant, that.

(hashtag Dez to Green Bay)
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Harley Quinn on August 23, 2018, 12:50:59 AM
Raiders signed CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

"Several sources" told ESPN's Todd Archer that Cowboys C Travis Frederick's battle with Guillan-Barre Syndrome could cost him "multiple weeks of the season." Pretty big blow to the Cowboys OL as Zack Martin's also dealing with an injury and they have a rookie who's been starting at LG. Cowboys don't have the easiest opening schedule either as they face Carolina, Giants, Seattle on the road, Detroit, Houston on the road, and Jacksonville.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Kotzenjunge on August 23, 2018, 12:37:22 PM
The Browns have like, four takeaways in the first half. It's preseason yes, but they're flying around out there like it counts. The Eagles are likely taking it easy.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: KingPK on August 23, 2018, 12:38:08 PM
It's only preseason, but the Browns defense sure came to play against the Eagles.

Of course, since it's the Browns, they only lead 5-0 after forcing four turnovers.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Kotzenjunge on August 23, 2018, 12:45:50 PM
The Browns offense can't get out of its own way. It's a great night for both sides if you like defense.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on August 23, 2018, 12:48:33 PM
The Browns have the talent to make a Jags-like turnaround, so if they still suck it is on Hue.  The last couple of years were needed write-offs, but no excuses this year.  It isn't like they are in a tough division.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Harley Quinn on August 23, 2018, 10:38:13 PM
I like that Hue sees Tyrod Taylor, his starting QB, land weird on his hand and leave. So what does he do? He sends Tyrod back out there and he promptly gets sandwiched in a sack.

That was one of those instances where I was like, "It's pre-season! Why are you risking your starting QB's health, especially after he already got injured?!?"
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Damaramu on August 23, 2018, 10:38:57 PM
I just can't picture them getting it done with Hue as the head coach.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: KingPK on August 25, 2018, 11:08:42 AM
Nice to see the Chargers are in mid-season form already when it comes to people showing up for games.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Harley Quinn on August 26, 2018, 06:21:50 AM
Eric Decker announced his retirement from the NFL.

This now gives the Patriots a likely 53-Man Roster WR group of: Julian Edelman *SUSP*, Chris Hogan, Phillip Dorsett, Cordarrelle Patterson, Matthew Slater *ST*, Riley McCarron (Possible Return Man), and one of Braxton Berrios/Devin Lucien/Paul Turner fighting for a roster spot if the Patriots don't sign a WR who gets cut.

This could be shaping up so New England relies more on a RBBC and TEBC by carrying 5 RBs, 5-6 WRs, and 3-4 TEs.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on August 26, 2018, 09:14:52 AM
Josh Allen was awful in the dress rehearsal and left the game with a likely concussion after getting the shit kicked out of him behind that horrible Bills O-Line.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: strummer on August 26, 2018, 09:33:34 AM
Reports that Sam Darnold will be named the Jets starting qb
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on August 26, 2018, 10:19:26 AM
Yeah Peterman is going to be the starter now. Horrific o-line play today.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Flik on August 26, 2018, 10:32:30 AM
Wait seriously. Peterman is going to be the starter? That's ... Wow. Maybe it is a good thing Taylor got traded. Geezus.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on August 26, 2018, 11:49:13 AM
Wait seriously. Peterman is going to be the starter? That's ... Wow. Maybe it is a good thing Taylor got traded. Geezus.

Good for Taylor maybe.  Not so good for the Bills.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: fazzle on August 27, 2018, 12:29:19 AM
It doesn't matter who starts for the Bills.   With that offensive line they're going to be somewhere in the 4-6 win range.   2018 is going to be the rebuilding year that 2017 was supposed to be.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on August 27, 2018, 12:43:09 AM
Peterman has had by far the best pre-season of the three though so he has to. 23 of 26, three TD's and only one pick (albeit against two's and three's). As noted he's going to get crushed but he's earned the job.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Harley Quinn on August 27, 2018, 05:27:12 AM
NY Giants signed WR Odell Beckham to a five-year, $95 million extension through 2023. The deal includes $65 million guaranteed

Pittsburgh Steelers acquired WR Ryan Switzer from the Oakland Raiders. Likely for a conditional 7th Round Pick

New England Patriots signed RG Shaq Mason to a five-year, $50 million extension through 2023. NFL Network's Herbie Teope reports the deal includes $23.5 million guaranteed

Detroit Lions signed DE Robert Ayers to a one-year contract.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Flik on August 27, 2018, 06:07:06 AM
You know it would be great if Peterman kept the starting job, making the QB pick look bad.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Saints_Fan_H on August 27, 2018, 04:43:06 PM
I thought the 4th stringer on Hard Knocks was just an idiot but apparently Tyrod is too nice to correct people:

https://deadspin.com/tyrod-taylor-has-been-letting-people-mispronounce-his-n-1828421422
Interesting enough:

One of my friends went to school with Tramon Williams and Brandon Jacobs. Anytime we talk football she refers to Tramon as "Tray-mun" and not "Truh-mon" like the commentators do. Apparently he never bothered to correct anyone either and is just happy to be noticed.

NY Giants signed WR Odell Beckham to a five-year, $95 million extension through 2023. The deal includes $65 million guaranteed

And I swear I'm not trying to be all "hey I know people that knew football players..." but uhh..

Might have shared this one: My sister had Freshman or Sophomore English with OBJ at LSU (she transferred her Jr. year) and said he was pretty dumb. And that the only dumber athlete in her classes was the younger brother of Phillip Rivers who transferred. I said, "yeah well I watch football and Odell can be a fuck off all he wants. He's going to be huge in the pros." I told her to be nice to him. Now what?
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Harley Quinn on August 28, 2018, 12:22:42 AM
Saturday is the cut down day for 53 Man Rosters. Will be interesting to see who sticks and who gets cut.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on August 28, 2018, 01:38:19 AM
NY Giants signed WR Odell Beckham to a five-year, $95 million extension through 2023. The deal includes $65 million guaranteed



Good for him for getting paid. I would have liked to see what he looks like in game before agreeing to a new contract, but word is that he has looked fantastic during practice. I wonder if this is going to change things, the way players ask for money. He didn't hold out, he came to camp early, showed that he's there for the team, and got paid. He didn't demand anything (outside of making it known that he wanted to be the highest paid player). He didn't threaten to sit out. Meanwhile other players who do sit out or threaten to, have a harder time getting their money.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Harley Quinn on August 28, 2018, 02:18:41 AM
NY Giants signed WR Odell Beckham to a five-year, $95 million extension through 2023. The deal includes $65 million guaranteed



Good for him for getting paid. I would have liked to see what he looks like in game before agreeing to a new contract, but word is that he has looked fantastic during practice. I wonder if this is going to change things, the way players ask for money. He didn't hold out, he came to camp early, showed that he's there for the team, and got paid. He didn't demand anything (outside of making it known that he wanted to be the highest paid player). He didn't threaten to sit out. Meanwhile other players who do sit out or threaten to, have a harder time getting their money.

It won't change anything, to be honest. That's the way things have been for decades back to the 1980s at least. Some players don't hold out and get deals done while others hold out and mostly get signed anyway.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Hawk 34 on August 28, 2018, 02:26:07 AM
It’s always going to be about leverage, timing, patience and the quality of your agent working the negotiations.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Brodypedia on August 29, 2018, 01:45:05 AM
QB Hundley traded to Seahawks for a draft pick next year.

Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: The King of Trash on August 29, 2018, 03:15:43 AM
https://touchdownwire.usatoday.com/2018/08/28/2018-over-under-win-total-predictions-for-every-nfl-team/2/

wow Vegas has the bills at 6.5, the under feels like a 'lock of the week' pick.

I'm really interested to see what the Rams do this year with that added year of experience for their young, talented squad. I'll try to watch their games this year.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on August 29, 2018, 05:04:51 AM
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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers got paid, and then some.

The Packers and Rodgers have agreed to terms on a four-year, $134 million extension, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's James Jones reported, per a source informed. Rodgers also receives a record $57.5 million signing bonus and will earn more than $80 million by March, Rapoport added.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000952107/article/aaron-rodgers-agrees-to-4year-134m-extension
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on August 29, 2018, 05:37:03 AM
Considering the other QB contracts going around, it isn't that bad.  Lock him up for 6 years at an average of 29.1 million per.  He just needs to stay healthy.  God knows they couldn't let him go.  The team is atrocious without him.  He single-handedly turns a garbage team into a Super Bowl contender.  I'd much rather be paying this to Rodgers than be paying out Kirk Cousin's and Matt Ryan's contracts.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Harley Quinn on August 29, 2018, 05:42:09 AM
Contracts going around! Seahawks signed WR Tyler Lockett to a three-year, $31.8 million extension through 2021 and gets $20 Mill guaranteed.

Houston lost LB Ben Heeney for the year to an ankle injury in which he'll undergo surgery.

To build off Brody's post: Seahawks acquired QB Brett Hundley from the Packers in exchange for a 2019 6th-round pick.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on August 29, 2018, 05:45:28 AM
Teddy Bridgewater to Saints
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Harley Quinn on August 29, 2018, 08:21:00 AM
Teddy Bridgewater to Saints

Saints acquired QB Teddy Bridgewater and a 2019 6th-round pick from the Jets in exchange for a 2019 3rd-round pick.

Fantastic deal for the Jets and a solid one for the Saints. Jets already have Darnold in place as the Starter with McCown as a proven veteran who can step in to spot start if necessary. The 3rd Rounder will likely end up in the 18-26 range which is still pretty valuable for a team that is partly in rebuilding mode.

Saints get an extra draft pick that could be a high 6th Rounder and get a QB who's young, very talented (and healthy), and is the successor to Drew Brees. If New Orleans strikes it right, they've basically pulled a Drew Brees 2.0 and acquired a Starting QB for the next 8-10 years.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Flik on August 29, 2018, 09:50:45 AM
I'm going to be bold and say that Teddy's going to be starting for the Saints next year. Regardless of how the Saints season goes. This was clearly a move to get next year's QB ahead of time.

Surprised all the Jets got for Teddy is a 3rd. I would've figured a 2nd at least.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on August 29, 2018, 12:23:51 PM
That's a little too bold for me.  Brees shows no signs that's he going to be giving up any time soon.

Raiders want two first rounders for Mack.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on August 29, 2018, 12:31:21 PM
They're not going to trade Mack
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Gert on August 29, 2018, 01:06:09 PM
https://touchdownwire.usatoday.com/2018/08/28/2018-over-under-win-total-predictions-for-every-nfl-team/2/

wow Vegas has the bills at 6.5, the under feels like a 'lock of the week' pick.

I'm really interested to see what the Rams do this year with that added year of experience for their young, talented squad. I'll try to watch their games this year.

My buddy was in Vegas this week, MGM has them down to 6 and another book has them down to 5.5. It looks like some of the books that haven't changed it have them around -190 to bet the under.

Bengals over 6.5 started at -130 and is now up to -180.

Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on August 30, 2018, 11:58:16 PM
Pre-season and all but blowing a 24 point lead is still pretty crazy. Allen didn't play at all so either they were protecting him (likely) or he still somehow has a shot at starting.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: sfaJack on August 31, 2018, 01:41:08 AM
The Texans have released Shane Lechler
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Harley Quinn on August 31, 2018, 03:07:38 AM
Falcons acquired S Jordan Richards from the Patriots in exchange for a 2020 conditional 7th-round pick. Richards likely was gonna be cut so it's a solid try for New England if Atlanta sticks with Richards.

Jets waived/released WR Charles Johnson, OT Antonio Garcia, DL Kendall Reyes, C Gino Gradkowski, OLB David Bass, and FB Dimitri Flowers. Johnson was hyped while with Minnesota as a potential good WR in 2014 but hasn't shown anything close to that since as he's bounced around. Bass has bounced around but had 3.5 Sacks with the Jets last year and should get picked up pretty quickly.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on August 31, 2018, 03:36:42 AM
Aaron Donald gets a 6-year extension worth $135M with $87M guaranteed, $40M signing bonus.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Harley Quinn on August 31, 2018, 08:39:46 AM
- NFL suspended Raiders CB Daryl Worley four games for violating the league's personal conduct policy.
- Saints waived DE Hau'oli Kikaha. Saints released WR Brandon Tate.
- Browns released WR Jeff Janis.
- 49ers waived RB Joe Williams.
- Texans waived WR Braxton Miller. Texans waived TE Stephen Anderson.
- Patriots cut WR Devin Lucien and CB Ryan Lewis.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: strummer on August 31, 2018, 02:57:00 PM
Brent Celek retired.  That guy made a living destroying the .Giants secondary.  Phew Celek and
Witten both gone
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Aero on August 31, 2018, 11:47:14 PM
They're not going to trade Mack

The Raiders are going to trade Mack to the Bears, per Schefter.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Damaramu on August 31, 2018, 11:52:20 PM
?s=19

Yep
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Krankor on September 01, 2018, 12:19:12 AM
Fucking beatin
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on September 01, 2018, 12:50:15 AM
Damn son

Really wanted him on the Jets but we can’t afford to give up two firsts
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on September 01, 2018, 01:04:59 AM
They're not going to trade Mack

The Raiders are going to trade Mack to the Bears, per Schefter.

Of all fucking places.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: fazzle on September 01, 2018, 01:46:47 AM
Bills release Corey Coleman.    Turns out there's a reason why the Browns let him go for next to nothing.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on September 01, 2018, 04:16:12 AM
I'm gonna fucking puke.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Harley Quinn on September 01, 2018, 05:22:20 AM
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on September 01, 2018, 05:26:51 AM
The NFC North is going to be brutal this year.  The NFL in general seems to be on the way to a situation like the NBA has where all the talent (outside of New England) is in the NFC.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Krankor on September 01, 2018, 06:40:10 AM

Bears get: Khalil Mack, a 2020 second-round round pick and a conditional 2020 fifth-round pick.
Raiders get: 2019 first-round pick, 2020 first-round pick, 2020 third-round pick, 2019 sixth-round pick.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Krankor on September 01, 2018, 06:43:09 AM
Still beatin
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on September 01, 2018, 06:45:30 AM
Terrible trade for both teams tbh.

I feel obligated to point out that the Raiders defense was never even good with Mack on the field, obviously it's still stupid to trade a player like that. But the Bears did limit their own ability to improve in the process of making the trade.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Krankor on September 01, 2018, 07:00:58 AM
We would have drafted a pass rusher with one of those 1st's. Surprised we got a 2nd back. Basically traded back in 2020 with our 1st to save some cash. Raiders will be in full on trash mode by then so that'll be an early 2nd.

Ryan Pace has showed if there is something or someone he wants, he won't get cheap and miss out. I'd much rather have the best DE in the league than fuck around with a rookie. Mack is going to help free up everyone else on the D-Line. Akiem Hicks probably has beat himself raw all morning. Bears had a top 10 D last year with no Mack, Leonard Floyd, or Roquan Smith. Only way this ends up bad for the Bears is if that dude gets a career ending injury.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on September 01, 2018, 07:04:08 AM
Also, honestly, I almost feel like I'm over this shit. I've been watching trash all but one season for 15 years. The Raiders also subsequently went on to waste pretty much every draft pick since that one season. There is no hope with this team ever, I'm not looking forward to the season at all.

We would have drafted a pass rusher with one of those 1st's. Surprised we got a 2nd back. Basically traded back in 2020 with our 1st to save some cash. Raiders will be in full on trash mode by then so that'll be an early 2nd.

Ryan Pace has showed if there is something or someone he wants, he won't get cheap and miss out. I'd much rather have the best DE in the league than fuck around with a rookie. Mack is going to help free up everyone else on the D-Line. Akiem Hicks probably has beat himself raw all morning. Bears had a top 10 D last year with no Mack, Leonard Floyd, or Roquan Smith. Only way this ends up bad for the Bears is if that dude gets a career ending injury.

That never happened in Oakland. Shouldn't have traded him, but this isn't a player that is the kind of cornerstone who will improve all the other players he's playing with. The Raiders were near the bottom of the league in sacks every year, even with Mack. The year the Raiders made the playoffs they were actually last in the league in sacks. They should have just hit him with the franchise tag forever.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on September 01, 2018, 07:13:52 AM
The Raiders will also have the draft picks to get rid of Carr and take a QB very early in either of the next two drafts. Which they should unless certain aspects of his performance improve drastically.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Krankor on September 01, 2018, 07:31:24 AM
Gruden bringing in a Grinder and a WINNER.

McCarron to the Raiders. Bills get a 5th.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Aero on September 01, 2018, 07:46:54 AM
It sounds like the Raiders may have cut Martavis Bryant? Not seeing it as official, but he's got another drug suspension coming apparently. They traded a 3rd rounder for him this past draft.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on September 01, 2018, 07:49:33 AM
He also sucked so badly in camp that Gruden slammed him numerous times. What a disaster.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on September 01, 2018, 08:54:44 AM
Hard to believe that at this time last year we were talking about the Raiders being a Super Bowl contender.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Flik on September 01, 2018, 09:00:05 AM
Last year they had a lot of promise and all they needed to do was take a step forward to show it.

And well... That's not what happened, obviously.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on September 01, 2018, 09:02:05 AM
In more bad news for the Bay Area, it looks like Jerick McKinnon has torn his ACL.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: strummer on September 01, 2018, 09:47:56 AM
The NFC North is going to be brutal this year.  The NFL in general seems to be on the way to a situation like the NBA has where all the talent (outside of New England) is in the NFC.

Yeah sure seems like it but you just know the Steelers will somehow be there at the end because they always are
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on September 01, 2018, 09:55:04 AM
The NFC North is going to be brutal this year.  The NFL in general seems to be on the way to a situation like the NBA has where all the talent (outside of New England) is in the NFC.

Yeah sure seems like it but you just know the Steelers will somehow be there at the end because they always are

They probably wouldn't be in the NFC.  They benefit from a weak conference.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on September 01, 2018, 10:14:56 AM
I guess McCarron playing the whole game was an audition.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on September 01, 2018, 11:07:25 AM
I guess McCarron playing the whole game was an audition.

When I saw him playing the whole game, I was pretty sure he was gone. I'm just surprised they found some sucker to give a 5th rounder for him.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on September 01, 2018, 11:09:45 AM
Rather have him than Manuel or Cook.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: fazzle on September 01, 2018, 11:52:53 AM
Cowboys cut Dan Bailey.   He shouldn't be unemployed for long
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Brodypedia on September 01, 2018, 03:16:39 PM
Pack cut their starting fullback the RIPPPPPAH, and Badger Vince Biegel.

Two popular white guys being the most prominent releases. Our fat, drunken, casually racist base is probably in an uproar.

Edit - EIGHT WRs and 4 TE's!  The receiving core after Adams is the overpaid and underperforming Cobb, and then about 5 guys who might be good after 2 or 3 years or learning. The flashiest of the rookies, Jake Kudarow, didn't play the last 2 weeks because he hurt himself by leaping into the end zone instead of going down shy of the goal line while being tackled.  12's going to earn that paycheck!

Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Kotzenjunge on September 01, 2018, 04:08:47 PM
I bet we try a run-first offense for the first ten plays in Week 1 and then say "fuck it, let Rodgers win it for us!"
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Aero on September 02, 2018, 12:33:50 AM

The Browns being the farm system for the league's backup QB's sounds about right.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Harley Quinn on September 02, 2018, 04:42:58 AM
Giants waived QB Davis Webb (meaning Kyle Lauletta will backup Eli Manning) and claimed DE Mario Edwards while the Broncos waived bust QB Paxton Lynch while claiming QB Kevin Hogan.

In other news: Miami claimed QB Luke Falk and Baltimore signed CB Cyrus Jones to their PS. Patriots claimed WRs Amara Darboh (a guy I really liked coming out of Michigan) and Chad Hansen.

To no surprise, the Chargers signed TE Antonio Gates to a 1 year deal.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Flik on September 02, 2018, 07:04:21 AM
Man, how shitty is Paxton Lynch that he can't even make the team as a third? I mean, that's pretty damn terrible.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on September 02, 2018, 09:54:36 AM
Man, how shitty is Paxton Lynch that he can't even make the team as a third? I mean, that's pretty damn terrible.

He's really bad.  I like what I've seen out of Chad Kelly though.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Saints_Fan_H on September 02, 2018, 11:49:46 AM
This has shit to do with his talent (lack thereof) but the headshot used for the article I read for Lynch makes him look like the goofiest QB I've seen in a long time. Since Eli at least.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Brodypedia on September 02, 2018, 11:54:43 PM
Nate Peterman is your starting QB Bills fans.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: fazzle on September 03, 2018, 12:12:21 AM
Nate Peterman is your starting QB sacrificial lamb Bills fans.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on September 03, 2018, 01:57:35 AM
Not a surprise but very disappointing.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on September 03, 2018, 03:19:04 AM
They would be crazy to play Allen behind that OL and get him killed like David Carr.  I'm not against starting rookie QBs, but don't do it if you can't protect them.  It isn't like they are loaded with talent at the skill positions either.  The only one that's any good is a 30 year old RB that could get suspended at any moment.

Besides, Peterman flat outplayed Allen in the preseason.  I don't have a high opinion of Peterman, but he did earn the starting job.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on September 03, 2018, 03:40:04 AM
My disappointment is more in the vein of the QB they traded into the top 10 for couldn’t beat out a guy who had one of the worst games in history and also thought throwing against Jalen Ramsey with a playoff game on the line was smart.

I get the decision but it still sucks.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Harley Quinn on September 03, 2018, 06:43:41 AM
Josh Dobbs has been named the backup in Pittsburgh with Mason Rudolph as the #3 QB.

Raiders signed WR/KR Brandon LaFell to a one-year contract.

Dolphins signed C Travis Swanson.

Lions re-signed S Quandre Diggs to a three-year, $20.4 million extension through 2021.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: THE TUGSTER on September 03, 2018, 08:44:51 AM

And of course the first five or six replys are "WELL NIKE U JUST LOST A CUSTMURR"
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: fazzle on September 03, 2018, 09:19:50 AM
Jets announce Darnold as their starter.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on September 03, 2018, 09:25:39 AM
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The #Bills are working out former #Broncos QB Paxton Lynch tomorrow afternoon, sources say

What else can be said at this point.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on September 03, 2018, 09:52:16 AM

And of course the first five or six replys are "WELL NIKE U JUST LOST A CUSTMURR"

What I love about people who say that is that they normally don't use the product anyway.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on September 03, 2018, 09:54:19 AM

Fucking lol.
Title: Re: NFL Pre-Season Thread
Post by: Brodypedia on September 04, 2018, 04:41:51 AM
2 days til the NFL kickoff - somebody make a week 1 thread! 

Aaron Rodgers is apparently going to protest by staying in the locker room for the anthem.