Cassidy

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  1. ^'Mad Max definitely one of the best and craziest movie going experiences and popcorn movies of all time. It's just one straight up action chase movie and crazy world building. So yeah, it is. If you missed seeing it on a big screen in a packed crowd, you missed out. It's not some garbage movie like '300'. I really wished I saw 'Get Out' opening weekend. Girl I usually see movies with doesn't like horror movies, but I figured she might be more incined to want to see it because she's black, but that didn't work either. Maybe the success of it will make her want to watch it. Would have loved to have seen that with a black audience...and then with a white audience. But yeah, I saw 'Mad Max' with her and the whole time we were both laughing and saying, "WHAT THE FUCK!?!" out loud. Difference was, she hated it and I loved it. I've heard nothing but great things about some movies I added to the top 2 lists via Sundance/advanced screenings/early buzz or just directors I like that are worth looking into, 'Power Rangers' 'Lego Batman', 'Lost City of Z' (love David Grann), John Wick 2, etc. the trailer for 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Montana' looks like it's going to be the best movie of the year. Already was high up there since I love Martin McDonagh, but holy fucking shit.
  2. FUCK YEAH I WANT TO SEE Annihilation; Baby Driver; Dark Tower; Death of Stalin; Downsizing; Dunkirk; Fate of the Furious; Get Out; It; John Wick 2; Lego Batman; Logan Lucky; Lost City of Z; Mother!; Mudbound; Star Wars; Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri; Under the Silver Lake; Valarian; Wind River Paul Thomas Anderson/Daniel Day-Lewis; Kathryn Bigelow Detroit project REALLY WANT TO SEE Alien Covenant; Baywatch; Big Sick; Blade Runner 2049g*; the Current War; Glass Castle; God Particle; Greatest Showman; Guardians of Galaxy 2; How to Talk to Girls at Parties; Ingrid Goes West; Kingsman 2; Life; Logan; Murder on the Orient Express; Okja; Personal Shopper; Power Rangers; Red Sparrow; Snowman; War for Planet of Apes 'Blade Runner' fucking sucks in ALL its versions, but I guess it could be good in the way 'Mad Max' movies sucked but the new one is one of the best movies ever. EH, SURE Brigsby Bear; the Circle; Darkest Hour; Ghost Story; It Comes at Night; Molly's Game; Rock That Body; Spiderman; Split; Thor; Trainspotting 2; Yellow Birds PROBABLY NOT, BUT POTENTIAL HATE WATCH Beauty and the Beast; Great Wall; Jumanji; Justice League; Kong: Skull Island; Mummy; Wonder Woman NO Chips; Ghost in Shell; Pirates of Caribbean 352432; Transformers We'll see what movies get killed by bad buzz. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (I haven't seen shit) 5 STARS 4 STARS 3 STARS 2 STARS 1 STARS
  3. ^oh yeah...forgot to mention Lombardi trashed Trubisky and said Watson is the better QB. Made a good case why Trubisky is a risky pick (whenever I do mock drafts, I kind of always leave out QB's, one position I don't have a read on unless there's Andrew Luck) Basically... -Trubisky is #1 recruit and could have gone to Ohio State. He ends up at a generally non-competitive program that doesn't play elite competition that Watson did (compared Watson to Cam Newton stat wise where it's not always pretty)...and the big question is why he wasn't starting immediately because a school like that would go out of their way to promote a #1 prized recruit. It takes him until his 3rd year to really become the starter. So why is that? I don't know what to make of Watson. I thought Manziel had a chance to be good because of how good he did agianst elite competition: the big red flag was that ESPN article that came out that made him sound weird. I didn't think he'd be a full-blown alcoholic and that he would cut it off. And then he had a big target on his back day one. Pretty unreal. Watson has his head on straight. Also, Watson is bigger than he looks (6'3'' 220) compared to Manziel (6'0'' 209) I'd generally agree though; I'd take Watson over Trubisky, but it's such a loaded fucking draft for talent that I think it's dumb to draft a QB in the first 10 picks. I don't think any guy is ready to play Day 1. And, again, the 2018 QB draft class looks better (Darnold, Rosen, Jackson, etc) Interesting thing will be to see how many QB's go in the 1st round (Trubisky/Watson, Mahomes, Kizer, Webb)...Webb was a guy I never heard of and now he's saying some teams view him as a 1st rounder. #1-Browns-Myles Garrett #2-49ers-Solomon Thomas (Jonathan Allen falls because of durability concerns; I also LOVE Jamal Adams/Malik Hooker)-I pick a Stanford guy like John Lynch. I can also see Lynch picking a safety too. Hard to tell. #3-Bears-Jamal Adams #4-Jags-Leonard Fournette-they're loaded on D. They could add Thomas if he falls but I'd go all offense in this draft and just prepare to get a new QB in 2018. Romo going to Denver/Houston would be great, but Jags are a sleeper team. There isn't a good enough Offensive Tackle in this draft to warrant picking here. Trading down and getting a TE would be solid too, but they could wait for the 2nd round. #5-Titans-Malik Hooker. Their D sucks and I'd look upgrade the secondary. Adams or Hooker would be best player available. (I love the Titans trading up from 18 to grab Corey Davis, but they could select him here. If they fall in love with Davis, they could pick him here) #6-Jets-DeShaun Watson- picking OJ Howard could be a surprise. They just look like a mess all over. Sheldon Richardson gets moved eventually. Reports of Muhammad Wilkerson being out of shape. I just think they make a play for a QB given how underwhelming their response was to getting a QB. They need to get young all over. #7-Chargers-Jonathan Allen-he falls . If Hooker/Adams falls, I'd LOVE that as an overdue Weddle replacement. #8-Panthers -Cam Newton is getting surgery, so they're fucked. If Fournette falls, they HAVE to pick him to help take the load off. Otherwise, pick a CB. OJ Howard wouldn't be bad either as a blocker and young weapon to pair alongside Greg Olsen. #9-Bengals-Hassan Reddick -yeah, take him over Reuben Foster. #10-Bills-OJ Howard -get a TE or upgrade at WR. #11-Saints-Derek Barnett -trade for Butler at 32 would negate them adding a CB. They should go all D with this draft. Reuben Foster wouldn't be bad. #12-Browns- try trading for Jimmy G. If not, maybe Watson. Or just wait for 2018, flip your assets into 2018 draft so you can move up for Darnold/Rosen/Jackson. Either way, I see them getting a QB this year and possibly moving up to do so for Trubisky/Watson. Joe Thomas will demand it and deserves it. ------------------------ Teams looking at QB's in the 1st or 2nd in the next 2 years.... 49ers, Browns, Bears, Jags, Jets, Bengals, Bills, Saints, Browns, Washington, Broncos, Texans, Miami, Giants, Chiefs, Steelers Pats could also be a surprise if they move Jimmy. Chargers are another (Rivers will be 36 in December) So, yeah, 5 QB's in the 1st or early 2nd seems like a lot. But lot of teams need QB's. I like it if that happens because then guys fall...but Pats dont have any picks until #72 unless that changes. Favorite targets on the Pats board 1st round #11 (if Jimmy is traded): Defense-LB-Hassan Reddick, CB-Gareon Conley, DE-Taco Charlton (probably in that order) 1st round #11: Offense -TE-OJ Howard: I think Howard might go earlier unless there is a run on QB's. safeties guys love (Hooker, Adams) should be gone...ditto for Solomon Thomas Others LOVE Corey Davis at WR (I'm more of a John Ross fan, but Brandin Cooks addition) #32 (if they get Malcolm Butler)-a cornerback obviously. Fabian Moreau is well-liked, Gareon Conley will go sooner than people like. EARLY 2nd ROUND targets Jordan Willis, TJ Watt, Tyus Bowser LATE 2nd ROUND/EARLY 3rd DE-Tarell Basham CB-Chidoba Awuzie (any Colorado secondary dude looks ice) OTHER Lot of Pats fans think it would be a loss in the draft to lose Jimmy or Butler. Team is basically set, just needs to build depth. Jimmy looks like he could be the best chance at being Brady's successor, Jacoby Brissett or whomever might not be it. NFL Competition committee proposed changes might allow Pats to wear Pat the Patriot uniforms again! http://nesn.com/2017/03/nfl-meeting-proposal-would-allow-patriots-to-wear-pat-patriot-uniforms-again/ -eliminate color rush -teams would be allowed to wear throwbacks -eliminate jumping over the long-snapper (NFLPA is backing this) -expands hits to crown of helmet to hairline of helmet -if a FG kicker on the kickoff drills the ball through the uprights, the ball gets placed at the 20-yard line rather than the 25 -commit 2 unsportsmanlike conduct penalties, you're ejected -regular season OT would be cut to 10 minutes in preseason & regular season (don't like this since regular season ties are bullshit...I would eliminate OT in preseason though) -a receiver running a pass route would get defenseless player protection -crackback block protection to defensive players -Chip Kelly/Ravens rule: can't do shit to eliminate playing time (grabbing players or committing multiple penalties on same on play to manipulate the clock) -player with a concussion would be placed on club's exempt list and replaced on game-by-game basis with practice squad player Also, NFL is looking to speed up games (on kickoffs, they wouldn't cut to commercial: teams would play on like they do on the opening kickoff)..obviously, this would be great. ---------------- I'm for most the changes...but the jumping over the long snapper on field goal attempts is awesome. I get it though. Any time a player leaps, it's dangerous if that player lands funny or on their head. Field goal kickers being rewarded for kicking it through the goal posts on kickoffs would help out Justin Tucker/Gostkowski. Pats, however, did an AWESOME job of pinning teams inside the 15-yard line o Gostkowski's pop-up kickoffs though that forced teams to return them (see the Super Bowl) Raiders moving to Las Vegas most likely on Monday Goodell fired off a cunty letter to the Oakland mayor I thought it didn't make sense for Oakland to have a team when there's San Francisco (a city I love) but I've never been to Oakland, and I guess that's one of the biggest growing populations. I just thought the Raiders should move to LA, but it makes more sense for them to stay there. So Las Vegas will now have an NFL and NHL team.
  4. Michael Lombardi KILLED Jabril Peppers on the Ringer's GM Street podcast yesterday. Made a convincing case. Yeah, not good. Should be interesting to see where he goes. But doesn't view him as even close to a 1st round pick. Even Albert Breer was pointing out he's the 5th or 6th best player on Michigan's D (Taco, Wormley, Jourdan Lewis, Delano Hill, etc) Both pointed out that he's probably better on offense because his best skill is being a returner or with the ball in his hands.
  5. saw this on the Pats fan forum via a Seahawks draft blog that's supposed to be good http://seahawksdraftblog.com/t-j-watt-and-tyus-bowser-are-pretty-special ^TJ Watt and Tyus Bowser are special athletes: in the realm of Khalil Mack Jordan Willis looks like he might be up there. I already liked Bowser, but Watt is now on my radar if the Pats do trade Butler/Jimmy. TJ is more like Clay Matthews than JJ. Might not be his brother, but there's something special there. Gareon Conley (CB) and Tyus Bowser/TJ Watt/Jordan Willis are favorite targets if the Pats get 1st & 2nd round round picks. I don't know what's going to happen. More it goes on, I don't like the idea of giving up Jimmy/Butler, but it's a $ issue. If Brady stays, you can't pay a backup $20M+ per year (and Belichick WOULD take the guy who can play 10+ years over a 40-year old QB who has 2-3 years left) and Butler would command $10-$15M/year. I think people on the Pats fan forum draft board were looking at TJ Watt at 32 and thinking he could potentially be a solid Ninkovich replacement on down the line. ^posting this mainly for DK, but people on the Pats board LOVE Mack Hollins as a core special teams guy in the late rounds. The downside though is I think he has arthritis. Pats might also be favorites to get Darrelle Revis and just put him in at slot CB. They said his tape isn't as horrible as it looks, but he just simply and obviously cannot cover #1 WR's because he'll give up 40+ yard plays. Would be funny to see him play for the Pats while he's getting paid by the Jets.
  6. Jim Norton's special was okay. Has its laugh-out loud moments, some of which I've heard before. ---------------------------------------------------------------- ..... Dave Chappelle ho-ly shit 1st special is definitely better than the 2nd: I like the directing of it too, felt a lot like 'For What It's Worth', in a way, and in the way he's able to move (like a tighter version of Jerrod Carmichael's recent special...except in a room with ACTUAL fucking people and not people who dressed up like they were at an opera) I saw him live in September or October 2015 in Providence (horrible fucking date, I think I went over what a disaster it was)....but yeah, the same moment that killed is captured so well live where he goes through American history in a serious way....and then perfectly sets it up just to finally talk about Bill Cosby. Yeah, Dave is still effortlessly funny/great and as good as it gets. Best special I've seen this year. Neal Brennan's made me laugh, but it didn't flow so well with the 3 mic idea and it had awkward moments that were obviously meant to be: it was a stage play. Chappelle's was natural, which I dig more. It's a bummer that Chappelle was gone for over a decade, but I'm glad he's back. Still has it. Glad there's going to be more coming out. Netflix is fucking killing it with stand-up specials and it's so awesome. A killer one seems to be coming out each and every week. Nobody but Netflix really knows how they afford it or what the numbers are. But Chappelle got a $60 million dollar deal.
  7. Hightower is back!!! Most important move of the Pats' offseason 4 years $43M, $19M guaranteed Goddamn, that's all he got?!? I think Chandler Jones/Jamie Collins somehow made more (Collins: 4 years $50M, $26M guaranteed). Guess that's the market value. And not too many teams could use him (injury history but he plays through; he's heavy for a LB at 275 but he's versatile/can play all over) Looks like he will be the only 1 of the core 4 players to be re-signed (Butler, Collins, Jones): pretty shocking since I thought 2-3 would be re-signed, but only 1?! And they're still completely fine? Amazing. Trey Flowers looks like he might be the next guy to be re-signed. We'll see. Hightower sets himself up to be an all-time Patriot great by staying longer. Him + Tedy Bruschi are two #54's who look like they're going to be Patriot Hall of Famers. Made the game-changing strip sack in SB51. Saved Marshawn Lynch from going into the end zone on play before Butler's INT (Hightower was playing through a torn labrum, I think, and a harness on his shoulder: basically got Marshawn f'n Lynch down with 1 shoulder) Julius Peppers signs 1-year deal to return to Panthers Cool to see him go home. Packer fans must be bummed, but he's probably going to retire after this coming year. Rex Burkhead is making about the same as Peppers will (1 year $3.15M, $1.8M base salary, $1.1M signing bonus, $250K in per-game roster bonuses) Judge dismisses all charges in Revis case Sounds like he was set up by people who just wanted to get into it with him.
  8. Making History (FOX: 2 episodes in) Adam Pally (Happy Endings), Leighton Meester and created by Phil Lord + Chris Miller (Lego Movie; 21 Jump Street; Last Man on Earth; Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) it's real damn fun. Time Travel comedy. Crashing (HBO: Pete Holmes/Judd Apatow: 4 episodes in) It's just OK. I don't know if it will see a 2nd season. Feud (FX: 2 episodes in) just OK so far. Not totally hooked, but it's solid/well-done. I have ZERO familiarity with Joan Crawford/Bette Davis or the movie 'What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?' the Americans (FX: season 5: 2 episodes in) still solid/good. 2 seasons left in the show. Big Little Lies (HBO: 4 episodes in) still waiting for it to really hook me, but not really so much yet. It's leading up to a murder, I guess, that they tease in the opening episode. --------------------------- Review-coming back on Thursday; legit one of best comedies ever
  9. Brian Posehn-'25x2' Enjoyed it: typical Posehn, definitely laughed here and there...only listened to it on audio, didn't see what he did on SeeSo or wherever he was on. --------------------- Jim Norton's special 'Mouthful of Shame' is on Netflix. I'll check that out at some point. His 'Despicable' album was genuinely great.
  10. Pats sign the wrong Head, Rex Burkhead -I wanted Woodhead back and thought he never should have left (Chargers did good with him and utilized him more, but got injured) -Burkhead is said to be a good, underrated signing that will do better in the Pats' system -versatile 3rd down pass-catchers are valuable -4-down RB: special teams value means he probably replaces Brandon Bolden advanced numbers back up http://nesn.com/2017/03/rex-burkhead-brings-versatility-starting-potential-to-patriots-backfield/ -James White/Dion Lewis are in last year of deals: Pats tend to just let those 3rd down backs walk lately (Vereen; Woodhead) -Legarrette Blount still a free agent: Career year in 2016 (299 carries, 1161 yards, 18 TD's, 3.9 yards per carry)...next best year was his rookie year in 2010...still, he will be 31 in December, so he's peaked and not going to get a favorable contract...love having him, but he's frustrating at times: not decisive at line-of-scrimmage...if he's in the game, it can limit the Pats: he's not a threat as a receiver, really, so it gives the defenses a tell...but: Pats don't have a punishing RB beside him and that's what they need to find in the draft (Samaje Perine? Kareem Hunt?) Burkhead + Lawrence Guy weren't on ESPN's top 150 ranking, yet Guy made 4 years $20M somehow. Malcolm Butler visiting Saints, could be traded there and Pats get 32nd pick back -if Butler walks after 2017, Pats get a 3rd round comp back -...most likely, they get the 1st round back (not the Saints' 11th, that would be fucking ridiculous) I'd love to keep Butler, but supposedly Pats told Butler + his agent $10M/year was too much for him...then they sign Gilmore for $16M/year, which is fucking ridiculous. Butler/Gilmore are top 10 corners, but not top 3-5-ish. Gilmore could be more versatile in the Pats' system and has more length...but...Butler played his ass off (great tackler; played hard every down; the Super Bowl catch). You don't pay for past performance, but he's the same age as Gilmore basically. but here's what the Pats just did or might be doing: they get a 2-for-1 deal: they get Gilmore to replace Butler and they potentially get a 1st round talent to replaceh im. It's pretty ice cold since I never figured the Pats would look to sign a CB to replace Butler...or that Butler would turn down $16M/year; that's hard to imagine. But it also says that the Pats chose to sign the guy who said 'yes'. Hightower: -Jets may have offered the most (threw a birthday party w/ cupcakes for him...this would be the worst team to go to. But playing behind their D-Line would be enticing. -Steelers are holding him today and they told him if he gets on the plane without signing, the deal is off the table -Titans: he's from Tennessee -Pats: seem to be the best fit If Pats get near the top 10 somehow I would LOVE Malik Hooker or Jamal Adams. Belichick LOVES safeties and there was a quote somewhere that he firmly believed that if you had a great safety, you can control/dictate everything. It's a pretty deep/great draft for safeties, so I imagine Belichick might share that and just settle for later. I can see Hooker or Adams going #2 to the 49ers, Solomon Thomas won't fall past the Jaguars at #4, Jonathan Allen falls, possibly Reuben Foster/Hassaan Reddick. I figure there will be an early run on CB's in the 1st. Some people on the Pats fan forum believe if the Pats got the #1 pick, Belichick would then just trade down multiple times...but he would prefer a guy like Jamal Adams over Garrett (the former? Sure. The latter? I find that to be crazy and people trying too hard to think what would Belichick do) Either way, Browns aren't giving up the #1, Bears are tanking again to get a QB in the 2018 draft after overpaying Mike fucking Glennon. anyways -even if Hightower re-signs, they still need a LB -if Butler is traded, they would need to get a CB to replace him -they still do eventually need a younger TE...and should consider putting Gronk on PUP and just save him for the playoffs and just use him in Red Zone/Goal Line situations I'd like the Pats to get the 32nd pick back and the #12 (and one of the Browns 2nd round picks). I'd like to double-dip on defense (LB/CB/Safety) in the 1st and then RB/TE in the 2nd or 3rd...if Sidney Jones, the Washington CB who will be out for the year with the Achilles, falls to 72, select/redshirt him. He should fall big time, but I don't think he will fall that far. Vikings sign Datone Jones Robert Mays on DeMarcus Ware https://theringer.com/nfl-demarcus-ware-retires-dallas-cowboys-denver-broncos-hall-of-fame-a3a02fa63952#.na3ry0kou
  11. DeMarcus Ware retires 1st ballot Hall of Fame for sure
  12. Jerrod Carmichael-8 (HBO) didn't really laugh, but it had some moments. Weird audience (circular stage, everybody dressed up in suits in the audience)...and he has a weird delivery, at times, enhanced by Bo Burnham directing it: his eyes/face deliver the material like he's saying something REALLY painfully serious, but then ends up telling a joke. Didn't like his last special that, I think, Spike Lee directed (it did, however, have an all-time GREAT promo video in LA City Council or some shit promoting it) Amy Schumer-'Leather Special' (Netflix) awful. one of the worst and least funny stand-up specials I've seen. I think I tried paying attention to moments where jokes or something funny happened, but didn't feel like it. She can sell it though and be confident as shit for sure though. But I don't want to feel like I could go up on stage and doing/telling something funnier than she is doing. I like her fine enough, defend her from being hated, and I listened to her audiobook which had its moments. But watching this could DEFINITELY justify that. It's that bad. Her last special she got some shit for doing a Patrice O'Neal bit at THE very end. And she said she had no idea. When I watched the special, I didn't hate on her for doing it because I feel like that's a bit that you a comic can do and I thought maybe she was paying homage. But then she went on Opie/Jim or Joe Rogan or some place and said she had no idea that Patrice did that (who she was familiar with)...I find that difficult to believe. Didn't get mad at her, but just found it weird.
  13. Week 17 altercation between BRock Osweiler + Bill O'Brien was last straw http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/03/12/week-17-altercation-was-last-straw-for-texans-and-osweiler/ Tom Savage being in concussion protocol hindered Osweiler coming back...they then win a playoff game with Brock, forcing them to play him again. I remember in the AFC Divisional, Osweiler threw a bad INT (2nd or 3rd of the game) and it was near the goal line where the Texans were going in to score...and Osweiler, it looked like, was somehow pissed at the WR. Didn't totally look like frustration/disgust with himself. TJ Lang chooses Lions over Seahawks/Packers -Lions lose Reiff/Warford, but upgrade their positions. -Seahawks are fu-ucked. I think, collectivey, their starting offensive line is making less than $8M. Jets/Pats are fighting to sign Donta Hightower other teams too. Belichick's coaching tree: Alabama, Iowa, etc. so with that said...I like the TE class and I like George Kittle: athletic, Dallas Clark-ish, probably best blocking TE, good value pick in the mid rounds I don't think he would be a home run hit for a TE, but if you can block, Belichick will love the shit out of you.
  14. It was a thank you for ruining the Falcons in the most devastating way imaginable. I'm LOVING the Pats urgency, for a change. I didn't expect THIS. Brady's going to be 40, so I wonder if they're going to keep Jimmy or not. We'll see how much they really like him, but they need more help (front-7 for sure; Blount replacement; Safety who could replace Chung in a year; TE for future) It reminds me of the 2007 season where the Pats are REALLY going after it. Pats tried trading to get DeAndre Hopkins for Jamie Collins last year as a shot in the dark, so this does make sense. I like Edelman as much as any WR in the NFL. He's so dependable/key on 3rd downs when you need it, always game, killer in the punt game, blocking, everything. Love him + Welker. But he's going to be 31 years old and he's been held back in his career by foot injuries. Makes sense to get younger at WR and bring in a proven guy. Cooks: 78 receptions, 1173 yards (back to back seasons of 1100+ receiving yards)...and he's only 23 years old. He should eventually be Julian Edelman's replacement. Edelman, Hogan, Cooks: all can play inside/outside. He's VERY comparable to Deion Branch, who was once upon a time Brady's favorite WR. They've had bad luck drafting WR's: they get a 2 month head start to get Cooks acclimated with the Pats. I LOVED Cooks before the 2014 draft (ridicullous WR class: Pats had no chance on Odell/Mike Evans/Watkins, so I settled hard on Cooks given how badly they fucked up in the 2013 draft)...Branch (2002 2nd), Edelman (2009 7th), and maybe Malcolm Mitchell (2016 4th) seem like their only hits in the draft. They fucked up with Bethel Johnson, Chad Jackson, Taylor Price, Aaron Dobson, Josh Boyce, etc -Donta Hightower-losing him would be a major blow -Malcolm Butler-seems like Pats could trade him and get a draft pick. I don't know what they do. Sounds like it will be hard to afford him. Saints perspective -Mike Thomas looks better and ahead of the curve even for a rookie. I think Payton/Brees could make it work with most guys. They already got a pretty damn good offensive line. -but that defense has been a tire fire for years and it looks like they're finally going to address it. They're a rebuilding team so they lose in the short-term on this deal for sure. But doesn't sound like the Saints would have been able to afford Cooks. Or maybe even wanted to. -Sounds like Cooks' teammates are super bummed/pissed to see him go, which is a good sign. Didn't seem like a dick in the locker room. Glass half-empty I'm really high on this draft and think it's the strongest in years (super weak on the offensive line, which sucks for contending teams like the Broncos, Seahawks, Panthers, Vikings: which forced most the teams mentioned to wildly overpay). Meanwhile, with limited options, Rams/Browns paid up for talent. Wish the Pats had some earlier picks. As it stands now, they don't pick until #72. That could change if something happens with Jimmy, Butler, or both. There's still a chance Butler could be headed to the Saints. But I think Belichick wants to hit on impact players NOW while still feeling like the draft is deep and he'll get people in the mid rounds. The funny thing is I follow the Pats' Draft Talk forum almost daily and avoid the main forum...and most the users are bummed because they spent so much time doing thoroguh evaluations (for real, some users do ridiculous breakdowns and devour every game they played in). But everybody's used to being bummed out by what Belichick does. He makes some amazing decisions, but man, when he makes shitty ones, it's shit on ASAP (a graveyard of 2nd round draft picks everybody hates). Martellus Bennett=Packers 3 year deal $16M...huge bummer that he's only getting, like, $1.25M more a year. Dwayne Allen is younger, but loved having Bennett here and thought someone might offer $9-10M/year. Also sounds like his deal is year-to-year. Jabaal Sheard=Colts knew he would be gone for sure when he got benched when he was in a contract year. Kind of frustrating to watch him in 2016: he missed SO many sacks, nearly got to the QB, gave up, or had the QB and the QB got away somehow. That happened every time. Lawrence Guy=Pats (4 year $20M) another DE. Wasn't on my radar nor am I familiar with him, really. Bounced around. 6'4'' 305, guess he's a good athlete for size. I guess Pats valued him because of how good the Ravens' run D was: he + Brandon Williams (who the Ravens re-signed for 5 years $52.5M and 24M guaranteed; I wanted Williams badly in the draft he was in) were valuable and PFF rated them highly. Pats just need to get a DE/OLB for pass rushing. But Pats never really have a real pass rush on D. NFL DRAFT: Sidney Jones may have torn achilles at Washington's Pro Day huge blow: expected to be a high 1st round pick, will instantly lose millions. Bummer.
  15. Kony Ealy and 3rd round pick to Pats for 2nd round pick -Pats move down 8 spots to get Kony. -was the shit in the 2015 playoffs, particularly the Super Bowl...but didn't break out in 2016 -Greg Bedard said he will be better 'standing up' in the Pats system. -Chris Long/Sheard are gone...they address a need before the draft. -Chris Long replacement: same size (6'4'' 270), 7 years younger I still think they target TE, Edge, Safety, CB in the draft despite the addition + players they've kept so far. Donta Hightower leaning between Titans (where he is from) and Pats I don't know what he'll do. But if he leaves, Pats are fucked at the LB position and it would force them to get either Reuben Foster or Hassan Reddick with their first draft pick (and early). Either way, even if they re-sign Hightower, they need to address the LB position. Terrelle Pryor to Washington on 1-year $8 mill deal
  16. I get that, but still...if you have a 1st, you want a definite impact player (Garrett), which they'll get...if they want a QB who can play Day 1, Jimmy is more likely that. But, again, the Browns have collected ALL the assets I pointed out. Trading out the Texans' late 2nd round pick is easier to part with than other teams. It's a risk to take a chance on any QB to be your franchise player, Browns, right now, are in a decent position with FIVE 2nd round picks in the next 2 drafts. They upgraded their offensive line and this year's draft has barely any talent on the line, so they're good there. They basically have three 1st round picks right now (#1, #12, #33) and then the #52, #57 (Texans), and #65...they can part with a 2nd round pick next year and still hit it big in this year's draft. If you're a GM or Head Coach, they have to make their hits. But they can afford to strike out on some of the picks and not be fucked over or take a setback (well, they can't get worse than being the worst, but still). Sounds crazy, but I'd rather be in the position the Browns are in than most teams are.
  17. -Dan Snyder is the fucking worst guy in sports alongside James Dolan. What dunces. Their teams always suck too. -the 49ers NOT getting Kirk Cousins is not a bad thing at all. You got no talent, I'd rather just suck and get the #1 pick in 2018 and get Sam Darnold....I see mock drafts having them select Jamal Adams (safest pick AND John Lynch was a safety), Leonard Fournette, or Solomon Thomas (Stanford like Lynch)...but I'd probably just trade down. It sonds like Jonathan Allen is REALLY going to slide. -I was definitely naive/hopeful with ANY backup QB the Pats have had once Matt Cassel was worth a high 2nd round pick (he's somehow still a starting QB at times...and so, too, is Hoyer). But Jimmy is definitely the best of them all and he was picked the highest. The #12 pick for Jimmy is defensible when you have ALL the assets they have. It's more defensible than... -Texans paying Brock Osweiler without meeting with him when he was benched for Peyton Manning...and then having to trade out a 2nd round pick just to get rid of him after 1 season -Vikings giving up a 1st and a 4th for Sam Bradford while also paying him $20M per season...all while knowing you're most likely not going to make the playoffs with him. I doubt the Vikings will make the playoffs with him. I won't rehash this fight, but he doesn't move the needle and he is what he is. You already know his ceiling and limitations. With Jimmy? -you're paying him cheap on a rookie deal for 1 year and you can extend/keep him beyond that and franchise him -you finally built back up your offensive line after losing Alex Mack in free agency so he (or any other QB you want) will have the best shot at succeeding...and your WR's should be solid enough -they have the #1 pick who seems like he's a cant miss superstar. Already having a 1st round pick, in a way, makes dealing out the #12 pick easier to part with. And they have ALL the assets in the world over the next 2 seasons to take a loss if he does, in fact, suck. But it also looks like Jimmy is better/safer than any QB in this year's draft and the only guy ready to play Day One. And they can potentially get him BEFORE the draft and get him situated with the playbook/everything. -he is an unknown, in ways, but his limited playing time he shined and showed he had a high ceiling. Belichick is obviously driving up the price for Jimmy and saying they will only trade him for 2 1st rounders OR only the #1 pick in the draft. There's no fucking way and the Browns are not that dumb or desperate. Same thing with the Pats-Saints with Butler-Cooks: both teams/coaches are friendly and they might just be trying to drive up value for what they can get from OTHER teams who are hearing the rumors. Otherwise, I don't get how or why that leaked out at all, particularly on the Pats' end. If it happens, it usually goes down fast and doesn't linger the way it has. There are certain teams I don't want Jimmy to go to if he is legit or close to as good as I think he is... Chiefs/Texans/Dolphins/Broncos/Giants (5-way tie), Jets/Bills (get out of division) Overnight: Jimmy might just be a top 5 QB in the AFC in 2017...and Brady, Rivers, Roethlisberger are all on the way out or declining. So after those guys, it's just him, Carr, Luck, Mariota. And the Browns might actually have a better situation than Rivers, Luck, and Mariota's teams. At worst, he's Ryan Tannehill. And they would still have the assets to trade for Darnold in 2018. Browns, either way, might be a year away. They either trade for Jimmy or they tank it again in 2017 and get Darnold. I don't see another option that I would do unless they somehow like Trubisky But I think the Pats will be patient and not trade Jimmy until maybe closer to the draft. Or they'll fuck me over and hold onto him and then just franchise him. Titans sign Logan Ryan to 3-year $30M deal I kind of expected him to maybe get overpaid more, but that's not bad.
  18. DK is going to kill me for this but... if I'm the Texans, I would trade JJ Watt got mentioned on Barnwell's podcast and they flirted with it Here's my thinking... -Clowney/Mercilus came on strong -Clowney plays the same position and would be kind of moot alongside him. -they don't have much cap room...getting Watt out frees that up -Watt is NEVER going to be more valuable than he is right now -they made it to the playoffs without him...and, the most they did with him, was beat the lowly Bengals. It was more the Bengals/Raiders losing than Texans winning...He's the best defensive player maybe ever, but he's not a total difference maker. the team has the defense, but not the offense...I just don't think the QB is there for them Maybe you wait a year...but I don't think Watt can play 16 games. He's slowly getting up to potentially Gronk's injury history, but not as concerning. If they still haven't made a move in the playoffs, that's going to be alarming. Browns got a shit ton of picks to give up for Jimmy 2017 - 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6 2018 - 1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 4, 4, 5, 6, 6, 7 11 picks EACH in next 2 drafts #12 pick and 2018 3rd could maybe do it?
  19. that is so fucking funny Maybe Browns can use that 2nd round pick to get Jimmy, who is still on a rookie deal, while Brock gets overpaid. Basically: Browns paid $16M for a 2nd round pick since Brock is fucking useless . But they got the cap space to do it. Texans can now go after Romo but yeah, actually a smart move by the Browns. Lesson: don't overpay for an unproven QB...and at least meet with him first before targeting him. Jesus. Word is Browns might just release Brock anyway, take the hit. Duron Harmon=4 years $20M about what his market is. Stephon Gilmore=Pats (5 years $65M, $40M guaranteed) fuck off. Wish they just paid Butler. But if they pull off a 2-for-1 deal (get Cooks), that's hard to not find sensible. But just a bummer for a non-superstar player who didn't really do it for your team and gave it all the way Hightower/Butler both did on every play. Bucs give DeSean 3 years $35M
  20. Jimmy has a higher ceiling, but I guess that's fair for Glennon. I just don't see who was really going to go after him besides the Bears. Maybe the Jets because they are the fucking Jets. Yeah, I think Kirk Cousins is mediocre. Washington, disgruntled, believes the same. I like him less than Alex Smith, who is a guy who even with one of the best offensive minds and a loaded team, singlehandedly is holding them back/not good enough. Cousins has a pretty loaded offense that is as good as it's going to get for him compared to what the 49ers currently have. And Kirk is going to be 29 in August. He is what he is. Yeah, he threw for 4917 yards, but Matt Schaub once threw for nearly that much too. Robert Mays (a Bears fan) on Glennon... https://theringer.com/mike-glennon-chicago-bears-nfl-free-agency-624383c09bd6#.f1sfki1og -yeah, I don't know who the Bears are really paying outside Kyle Long, who they might be forced to move back to RT just because they have no Tackles. They got a decent d-line, I think? -they shed Brandon Marshall (5th team), Martellus Bennett, Matt Forte, and now Alshon Jeffery -they're rebuilding...maybe Hoyer would have been more sensible on the rebuild than Glennon and less costly. But it's also more dissatisfying for the fans. If I was a Bear fan, I'd prefer Hoyer because I would know that Glennon isn't the fucking answer and he's just a stopgap QB until they inevitably draft one probably in 2018. Because, realistically, they aren't winning the Super Bowl and they're going to be the worst team in the division. I'd just be more patient. Yeah, suck my dick, Phil glad I'm not a Bears fan Saints sign Larry Warford Browns if they get Zeitler/Pryor then that's good. Britt is meh. I like Corey Coleman a lot before his hand injury. Eagles are supposedly going to get Alshon Jeffery Like that move for them alongside Torrey Smith. Upgrading the worst WR corps. Calais Campbell chose the Jags over Broncos yeah, the Jags are scary and have a better D than I imagined. I had them drafting Solomon Thomas potentially. I don't know what they'll do in the draft. The scariest thing in the world would be if they sucked in 2017 and got Sam Darnold (even if they had to trade a lot to get him) and, meanwhile, built up their offense a bit (RB, TE, OL) Panthers sign Ryan Kalil's brother, Matt, for 5 years $55.5 mill, $25M guaranteed don't they know that Matt Kalil fucking sucks?
  21. Pats sign Stephon Gilmore ($14M per year) wtf? -Means L0gan Ryan is 100% out (Titans, Steelers looking at him) -...also means Butler is out too since that's the $ that Butler SHOULD be getting. There's no way Butler would play for $3.91M that he was tendered with when he knows he's deserving of getting paid more than Gilmore. -nobody should get paid more than Tom Brady does...especially not a superstar caliber player -...but $14M is the going rate for any #1 CB. -Pats weaken division rival (Bills) -wish the Pats could have kept both Butler + Ryan around, but Ryan is going to get over $10M. I never imagined them paying another CB and Gilmore didn't do it for me. Not like he was on the bargain bin either. -he's a bigger CB (6'1'' 190) so that helps deal with some WR's. Pats explore trading Malcolm Butler to Saints for Brandin Cooks Hate this. Just fucking sign Butler and Hightower. Butler deserved it, played his ass off every down. Dwayne Allen's contract: 2 years $10M with Pats...Bennett being franchise tagged would have been $9.78M so that move makes sense there. Duron Harmon expected to re-sign with Pats phew. THought for sure he would seek out an expanded role elsewhere. Pats sign Alan Branch for 2 more years worth $12M glad to have Uncle Phil back. So valuable to have around. Basically same deal Wilfork got 2 years ago. With some inflation. they also kept James Develin around and re-signed some camp bodies (TE Matt Lengel and TE Michael Williams coming off a torn ACL, CB Justin Coleman) Nick Perry years $60M to stay with Packers $20.8M in year 1 Mike Glennon, a backup QB, to the Bears (3 years $45 mill) Wow. Like Big Cat of Pardon My Take said, the Bears outbid themselves. and just how much is Jimmy Garappolo worth now? He's also 2 years younger. Cutler to Jets?!? YES! YES! YES! PLEASE! Siemian could be traded to the Jets if Romo is traded? Browns sign WR Kenny Britt (4 years $32 mill) chose Britt over Pryor Torrey Smith=Eages (3 years $15M) Was almost traded to there last season. 49ers should have taken whatever they could to get anything since he had nothing to give with the QB situation, he was gone anyway, and they were fighting for the #1 pick. Kirk Cousins requests trade after being franchised for 2nd straight year AND being put on trade block by own team makes sense....but I also can't see him doing better elsewhere. Chandler Jones extended by Cardinals for over $16.5M/year yeah, no fucking way Pats would have paid that. Just fucking amazing that out of Hightower, Butler, Collins, Jones, NONE of them might see an extension. Unreal. I do think Hightower, of all the guys, HAS to come back given how shit the LB situation is. Calais Campbell=Denver WTF?!?! I thought he was going to the Jags. Damn good move by Denver. Almost unfair given how great their D is already. Broncos sign some Guard named Ronald Leary to 4-year deal $35M with $20M guaranteed weak draft class for offensive lineman AJ Bouye to the Jags to be paired with Jaelen Ramsey Could be dangerous. Ramsey might be the league's #1 CB. Robert Woods, Andrew Whitworth sign with Rams for big deals 5 years $39M (Woods) to go along with Tavon Austin's $42M deal over 4 years when Austin doesn't fit with the Rams at fucking all. Whitworth gets 3 years $36M and he's 35. He's good but goddamn.
  22. Pats traded for Colts TE Dwayne Allen for late round pick -I liked Allen his rookie year. Hasn't put it together much since. -Martellus Bennett is definitely gone now. Not a surprise since he's going to get $9M/year minimum -helps Pats going into draft/eliminates drastic need to get a TE replacement short-term -Colts would have cut him...but Allen would have got more guaranteed $ if he was a free agent -Colts found themselves a TE replacement in Doyle -Belichick praised Allen in 2014 as 'one of the best blocking TE's we'll see' -Allen has 3 years $17.4 mill left., due $5M in 2017...he signed a 4-year $29M deal just last year Brian Hoyer, Pierre Garcon=49ers
  23. -the 2 1st round picks is ridiculous, but not too far off (a 1st and a future 2nd is the most likely) -the most likely result is he gets traded, that team extends him, or they franchise him for the $25M...which the Browns can afford since the only people they're paying are Jamie Collins, Joe Thomas (who will be 33 in December), and Joe Haden (who they tried to trade). They let Taylor Gabriel/Alex Mack go last year, Josh Gordon too (bummer), probably Terrelle Pryor again this year. ANd they still might end up being OK at WR. Mallett was never very good. Hence, being traded for a 7th round pick when he was a 3rd round pick. 2017 might be a good year to suck because the 2018 QB draft class looks good potentially (Sam Darnold, Lamar Jackson, Josh Rosen, etc). Jags could be dangerous if they get a QB Joe Mixon-4.3 in the 40 (228 pounds) yikes. Think he goes in the 2nd round. Brandon Marshall=Giants could be a good move. Upgrade from Victor Cruz who sadly couldn't recover from that torn patellar tendon. He still gets to be on Showtime with his NFL show.
  24. ^with that said, mixed guy on Pats board... -doesn't look fast on tape, so that says he's more athlete than football player -...but they view him in ways they viewed Patrick Chung: played on a shit D in college, tried to do everything, but could be great in the box. Jimmy Garappolo would be worth TWO 1st round picks -Browns picking Myles Garrett AND trading for Garappolo would be like Khalil Mack-Derek Carr. It's the most logical move and safest. They also don't have to pay Jimmy like he's Brock Osweiler. -I think the Browns could include their 2nd round pick and that would be viewed as a 1st. Maybe a 2nd or a FUTURE 1st would be something, I don't know Could be Pats driving up value/maximizing something...but SOMETHING is there and Jimmy looked legit/better than you would think. Yeah, he got injured early...but so did Aaron Rodgers in 2006 vs the Pats and broke his ankle immediately. And Jimmy did it without Gronk going out on pass routes, Dion Lewis, or Nate Solder at Left Tackle. Adrian Peterson would be open to taking a discount to be with Pats fuck off. I don't think he has much left in the tank, would still command too much, he can't pass block, can't catch passes, always turns over the ball at most crucial times, significant injury history.
  25. 2nd or 3rd was a wet dream that I never knew would happen. 49ers/Bears would say no because with that #2 or #3 pick, you could then trade it and pick up multiple 1sts or 2nd round picks. the 12th pick would be the most likely...and the Browns already have the #1 pick I think the Pats are trying to drive up value in Jimmy by saying they won't trade him, but it's illogical to have both Brady/Jimmy on the same team. Adams is said to be the safest player alongside Garrett in the draft. We'll see. I like Hooker a lot, but he needs surgery and 4-5 months to recover. I don't like Malik McDowell at all. He basically wrote himself off as a Patriot player by saying he freelanced and coaches had no idea what to do with him. But we'll see. I want Garrett so so badly, but that shit is not happening. I already created that motherfucker on Madden. He's 5 years into his career and has 114 sacks. Also, I suck.