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Old August 29 2014, 07:32 PM   #1
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NFL 2014-2015 Season Discussion

The preseason is over, the 53 man rosters get set this weekend, and I'm in two fantasy leagues getting ready for next week. It's about time they finally kicked it off.

Not entirely happy with the 49ers preseason, but hopefully they turn it on against Dallas. I really did want to see the first offense play a series last night, just to see if they can get in gear. I know it's preseason, but when your first offense doesn't get a touchdown all preseason, that is a little concerning. Anyway, season kicks off next Thursday. I can't wait.
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Old August 29 2014, 08:10 PM   #2
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I'm a Cowboys fan but I gotta believe that the Niners will be just fine against Dallas. A really bad Cowboy defense just had a disastrous pre-season. Two DB's popped for performance enhancing drugs and the guy they drafted to start on the D-Line broke his foot in mini-camp. Basically the same defense as last year minus Demarcus Ware and Jason Hatcher. Fuck, just typing that has me depressed.

Romo appears to be healthy but the odds of him surviving the season are slim to none.

Hey, maybe we'll get Adrian Peterson!

/ducks.
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Old August 29 2014, 09:24 PM   #3
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Re: NFL 2014-2015 Season Discussion

Aldon Smith suspended 9 games by the league. I'm fine with this penalty, if it wasn't for the whole Ray Rice thing earlier this month. I'm glad they are clearing things up with the new Domestic violence issue, but Rice is still getting a slap on the wrist and that's not right.
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Old August 30 2014, 01:53 AM   #4
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Man, y'all need to start being more creative with thread titles.

NFL 2014-15: ARE YOU READY FOR SOME BORTLES?!?!
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Old August 30 2014, 03:14 AM   #5
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Re: NFL 2014-2015 Season Discussion

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Man, y'all need to start being more creative with thread titles.

NFL 2014-15: ARE YOU READY FOR SOME BORTLES?!?!
As admin you can change it if you want but isn't Bortles on the sidelines to start the year?
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Old August 30 2014, 03:33 AM   #6
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Man, y'all need to start being more creative with thread titles.

NFL 2014-15: ARE YOU READY FOR SOME BORTLES?!?!
NFL 2014-15: Now You're Thinking with Bortles!
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Old August 30 2014, 03:51 AM   #7
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Man, y'all need to start being more creative with thread titles.

NFL 2014-15: ARE YOU READY FOR SOME BORTLES?!?!
As admin you can change it if you want but isn't Bortles on the sidelines to start the year?
Perhaps, but I'm still laughing over Bortles being chosen third overall ... plus, you know his name. Bortles.

Bortles.
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Old August 30 2014, 03:56 AM   #8
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Perhaps, but I'm still laughing over Bortles being chosen third overall
Why?
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Old August 30 2014, 04:02 AM   #9
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Man, y'all need to start being more creative with thread titles.

NFL 2014-15: ARE YOU READY FOR SOME BORTLES?!?!
As admin you can change it if you want but isn't Bortles on the sidelines to start the year?
Perhaps, but I'm still laughing over Bortles being chosen third overall ... plus, you know his name. Bortles.

Bortles.
It doesn't have to do with the fact that it rhymes with turtle and you have the whole teenage mutant ninja turtles thing, does it?
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Old August 30 2014, 04:42 AM   #10
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NFL 2014-15: ARE YOU READY FOR SOME BORTLES?!?!
If only LaMichael James got traded to the Jaguars...
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Old August 30 2014, 04:49 AM   #11
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Perhaps, but I'm still laughing over Bortles being chosen third overall
Why?
Racking up crazy numbers as a quarterback at UCF is essentially akin to playing an NCAA PlayStation game with God Mode turned on.
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Old August 30 2014, 09:33 PM   #12
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I think at the time Jacksonville felt he was the best choice. All the other top quarterbacks all had "concerns," and they were desperate. Most of the league seemed to fear Manziel was going to be a bust, (And early signs are certainly pointing that way.) and there was the huge overreaction to Bridgewater's pro day, for which I couldn't be more ecstatic. So I think the Jags keyed in on Bortles pretty early, and there was no way he was going to make it to the second.

And I've always though the "competition" argument was always a bit weak. Either the guy can make the throws, or he can't. Does he have a lot to learn? Yes. But I think he can still be a solid quarterback. That said, at the end of the day I think Carr, Garoppolo, and Bridgewater are going to be the best of the class, but assuming he doesn't fall apart in the worst franchise in professional sports, I think he'll be pretty solid.
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Old August 31 2014, 01:17 PM   #13
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Anyone want to comment on Michael Sam getting cut? I don't think it's all that surprising. The Rams weren't the team that really needed his position. In the end, there were just others that beat him out. Shame, but nothing more than a football decision.
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Old August 31 2014, 04:57 PM   #14
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Anyone want to comment on Michael Sam getting cut? I don't think it's all that surprising. The Rams weren't the team that really needed his position. In the end, there were just others that beat him out. Shame, but nothing more than a football decision.
He was always a long shot to stick with St. Louis, considering how deep they are at DE (and Ethan Westbrooks is a monster). That being said, he did well enough for himself this preseason that I fully expect him to wind up on a 53-man roster somewhere -- he has enough tools that it wouldn't shock me to see the Patriots take a flyer on him.
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Anyone want to comment on Michael Sam getting cut? I don't think it's all that surprising. The Rams weren't the team that really needed his position. In the end, there were just others that beat him out. Shame, but nothing more than a football decision.
I think the Rams gave him a fair shot, and yes they made a football decision. I was rooting for the kid because...well, just because. But DE is one place where the Rams are pretty healthy.

I also think they gave him enough opportunity and exposure that some team will pick him up.

If not, the Rams will put him on the practice squad.
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