NFL 2017 Season

Discussion in 'Sports and Fitness' started by the 4th hanson bro, Sep 3, 2017.

  1. Scout101

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    Silly list. Half of the teams you're mentioning will likely try and draft a QB at best, and most of them not in the 1st round. Which doesn't do anything for the glut of experienced QBs I was talking about, plus the batch of 1st round QBs that are in play. Think the Steelers or Pats (or half the teams you mentioned) are going to compete for Cousins, or Keenum, Bridgewater, Foles, etc.? Nope. Which means, as I said, more people looking for starting jobs than there ARE jobs available. Meaning most won't get nearly the money they think, and some won't get any money, or will get backup money. An odd flip from most years, where everyone needs and nobody has, so crappy retreads get decent starter money. Why even bring up the Ravens, isn't Flacco signed until 22? They're not going to toss 30M at a backup.

    Off of your list, there are like 5 legit teams looking, and at least 1-2 may talk themselves into the draft given their position. THere's like 3x that many QBs looking for a gig; some of those are going to get short deals to bridge to the draft pick taking over, at best.
     
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  2. BillJ

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    Cutting Flacco would cause a severe salary cap issue in Baltimore, I believe.
     
  3. BillJ

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  5. Timby

    Timby Anyone who opposes me will be destroyed. Administrator

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    Name 15.
     
  6. BlueStuff

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  7. Scout101

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    Yep, because I picked a number, it totally glosses over the fact that half the teams you mentioned have a QB that they are committed to for multiple years :lol:

    Garoppolo (just signed)
    Cousins
    Brees
    Bridgewater
    Keenum
    Bradford
    Foles (essentially, he's GOTTA move)
    Smith (sign/trade)
    Also will get cut/traded: McCarron, Taylor, Cutler

    Not putting a ton of thought into it so far, but got to 11. 2 of those have a new team already. Add 4-5 QBs with 1st round grades on them, you're looking around that 15 number I tossed out. Maybe I missed by 1-2, but I didn't scrub the league looking for QBs and landing spots, either, I estimated a number.

    So, for fun, time to back up YOUR end. Obviously take Garoppolo and Smith off the list, and can ignore the last 3 as likely backups/not signed. Find me the 10-ish teams that are going to pay big money for FA QBs. And the few teams that will draft one in the 1st round instead, because if a team takes one 1st overall, probably won't sign a high priced FA too. Betting you run out of teams before you run out of QBs. Which was my entire point...
     
  8. Jedi_Master

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    I'd love to see Miami throw some money at Foles, and focus on LB's and OL in the draft.
    Tyrod Taylor would be a good fit in Jacksonville.
     
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    Funny that I posted this a month ago and Reich went on to become the figurative "captain" of my own team. :bolian:
     
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    Sebastian Janikowski will no longer be a Raider. That feels weird to say. At 40 years old, it's hard to see another team picking him up at this point after missing all of the 2017 season with injury, but looking at Vinatieri, nothing's impossible.
     
  11. BillJ

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    That would be a train wreck on the order of Neil O'Donnell to the Jets after Super Bowl XXX. :eek:
     
  12. BillJ

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    And ironically, Seabass was cut by the coach who originally drafted him in the first round. Gruden was dragged for that pick. He also drafted Shane Lechler, in, I believe, later in the same round, same draft. Both became the best at their positions for several years. Seabass has to be a HOF candidate, I think.
     
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    Wasn't it Al Davis who demanded that Janikowski be picked ahead of Gruden's preferences? The epitome of a meddling owner interfering with football matters.
     
  15. gblews

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    ^ Hmm, I've never heard this. You could be right. Al would bigfoot anyone in the organization whenever he wanted.
     
  16. BillJ

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    I believe Lechler was a third-round pick.
     
  17. Ar-Pharazon

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    Brees looks to be staying in NoLa. Keenum to Denver and Cousins to Minnesota.

    The Bears are reportedly signing Eagles TE Trey Burton and Jags WR Allen Robinson. They need receivers.
     
  18. Timby

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    Robinson is getting $25 million guaranteed coming off destroying his ACL.

    Well, at least he comes pre-injured.
     
  19. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    But before that, his health was good. Now Kevin White......
     
  20. 1001001

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    Case Keenum.... :lol:

    Denver is chock full of morons.

    I think Cousins is good but the frenzy around him is way out of proportion.

    Rams have made some nice pick-ups on defense this off-season.

    Fingers crossed.
     
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