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    Some thoughts on Anderson: - He was Alabama's best player in the Clemson game and he was playing hurt. - He was that defense's spiritual leader. Not Reuben Foster. Not Minkah Fitzpatrick. He is the one who held everybody accountable and helped push them to greatness. For any NBA fans, he was the Draymond Green of that team. - He has way better instincts than Foster. Foster was a heat seeking missile against the run, but he wasn't a very situationally aware player. He didn't generate big plays and turnovers--literally never forced a single turnover or recovered a fumble in his college career. Ryan Anderson has a much better football IQ and he did make big plays despite not being nearly as fast as Foster. - Anderson is a bit of a Johnny Try Hard with a very deliberate, technical style, but the guy can fly downhill when it's time to rush. He has a very fast first few steps. The knocks about him being somewhat stiff hipped and lacking long speed and range are fair. But he is a very twitchy and explosive athlete. Fitzpatrick, Humphrey, Foster, and Tim Williams might have been the most talented players on that Alabama defense. Burners and five star recruits. But between Allen and Anderson, we got their leaders. We got the guys with the special intangibles and the plug and play technical mastery that can come in and immediately start changing the culture of our D. We're building a Seattle-style defense that is going to have a ton of IQ, physicality, and swagger. Josh Norman has to be a kid in a candy shop right now. He took a major leap of faith in signing with this soft ass group of ****ing losers last year. But we're getting him some other winners and rude dudes to play with. Between him and Brown and Allen and Anderson, he might actually get to play some defense this year. Still could use some more help on the line and in the secondary.
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    I can't believe this. I really can't. I got home 2 days early from the hospital, so I could actually watch the draft from home. As he kept dropping, I had my fingers crossed. Then the Ravens are on the Clock. "Please, don' take Allen" I said, my wife sitting there watching to make sure I don't rip the stitches out of the back of my neck. I don't even know who the Ratbirds took, nor do I care, I just know just know it was not Jonathan Allen. Then, we're on the clock, and my thoughts are "For the love of everything that is holy in the world Bruce Allen if you **** this up I WILL KILL YOU!" And there it was. Jonathan Allen. Ok. How did a top 4 pick make it to us? I don't know. How did a top 4 pick make it to us, in a position of absolute need make it to us? I don't care anymore. I could not be happier. I could not have dreamed a better outcome to the first round of the draft. We stole him. My god. WE HAVE JONATHAN ALLEN! WE HAVE JONATHAN ALLEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Your treachery in the 1970s will not be so easily forgiven. You're like the man who dumps his loving wife for a younger, more exciting model, only to find, when the floozy bolts one day and leaves town with no explanation or apologies, that you never knew how good you had it. And then you come back groveling. And now you think you can just pick up where you left off? After the wife has endured years of hardship? The Norv era ... the Spurrier experiment ... the one year of Marty Ball ... the Zorn Invasion ... she endured all of it. Where were you? Sitting in the sun somewhere watching your franchise QB while she went from man to man, always hoping she'd find true love again, but always falling short. Friez ... Frerotte ... Ramsey ... Banks ... TONY FREAKIN' BANKS! ... Grossman ... Beck ... George ... JEFF FREAKING GEORGE ... Wuerfell ... Matthews ... they all failed her. She finally thought she found someone she could count on a few years ago, but turned out he was batting for the other team. Metaphorically speaking. And now you want back in? Now? After all you've done and all you left her to deal with on her own? OK. Welcome back!
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    As a Skins fan since the 1970's (Northern VA boy), I moved to San Diego in 1976, and after a few years became a Chargers fan (this was before one had the ability to follow a team via TV, Internet etc...) Pretty exciting times with Coryell, Fouts (and Joe Gibbs :-). I still followed my Skins when possible, especially the Gibbs era of the 80's......Well now the Chargers are gone and it's taken me a few months of grief to even figure out what to do, but I love football, always have and always will and it seemed natural to return to my old Skins and get my head back into new team. Sooooo I got Dish network so I can watch the Skins every Sunday, and am gonna look for a bar where Skins fans hang out. I look forward to socializing here and learning what the skins need to make it to the top of the NFC East again. By the way.... if you ever wondered what its like to lose your team after 40 years of devoted following...it sucks. I hate Spanos...it's all greed, greed, greed with these guys. Feels like someone died.... I loved Rivers and will miss him, but most of the other guys are gone now anyway so screw the Chargers, never thought I'd say that but this became personal...... Anyway, hope an old fan is welcome back to the fold.....
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    Ok... now that I've calmed down a little from that total troll ahole piece of **** move that little garbage can of a poster pulled.... YESSSSSSS!!!!!! IMPACT DLINEMAN FOR THE WIN, HE FRIGGIN FELL TO US!!!!!!!!
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    The 2017 draft has been a series of terrible picks. It can't get any worse. Bruce Allen: "Hold my beer".
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    Titans at 200 had a private workout for him. The moment we drafted him, Titans traded back. lol
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    OH OH OH! I got a write up on thi sguy! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! Hang on! I shall get it! Hail.
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    I had a similar dream where someone actually said his upside was that of Chris Baker
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    This dude has no wiggle. In Madden, if you try to juke stick with him, the game will stop, he'll walk as close to the screen as he can get. He'll remove his helmet and stare you dead in your little gaming eyes and tell you, "the **** is wrong with you?" He seems to have just one direction after hitting the hole. Forward. I have to go take a cold shower.
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    Heading out for several days, so I'll miss the rest of the draft talks, and some of the draft. Go in tomorrow at 5:30 am at Anne Arundle Medical Center in Annapolis (90 mile drive for me or so). Getting a double fusion done, again. Went in from the front 13 months ago and the bone grafts were rejected, and completely reabsorbed. So now, we go in through the back. I hope to get home sometime Friday evening, if there are no complications. The last one was pretty easy, but this is supposed to hurt for a while. I've already had lumbar surgery, so I know what to expect, but not really looking forward to it. Wife says I can have puddin' whenever I want, so that helps. PUDDIN'! Any suggestions for movies? I have the recliner and the 55' plasma, which I'll basically live in for a while. Mods, if you don't want this here, that's cool. I know it's not the "proper" place for it, I'm just never really in other parts of the forums, so no one really knows me there. Ok, I'm outta here in a few. HTTR!!
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    michael phillips‏ @michaelpRTD 6m6 minutes ago More Replying to @michaelpRTD Ryan Anderson: "...I'm not a combine warrior. I'm a football player. See the ball. Get the ball. Strike." "It's about to get real."
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    You guys who are upset with the pick, obviously haven't done your homework on Anderson other than what you read from the draft "experts" The guy is a beast, can play inside or out, hard worker, wants to kill opponents on game day. Can rush and blitz, hits with authority, locker room leader, etc. The guy is a monster, trust me by the end of the year you won't be moaning about picking him.
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    I'm good with it. I will never be mad at drafting a talented player at one of the positions we've completely neglected, oh and by the way it's one of the most important positions on the entire football field.
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    Number 3 player on my board. And we just got him at 17! Top 5 talent. Home run pick. Man has fortune smiled on the Redskins! Hail.
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    Welcome back. However, if you ever ever leave us again you will suffer the consequences. Like, we'll totally forget about you and stuff. Maybe even snicker at you. It will be terrible.
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    Phil Chenier will call no more Wizards games. Thank you Phil, for being the color commentator my entire conscious life of some really miserable Bullets teams. Class man, GREAT color analyst, and a big part of my childhood on WDCA and HTS. You will be missed!
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    I long for the day that Chris Russell no longer finds work in this town
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    Hey, I just realized that I just passed Ten Thousand posts. Took forever to get there.
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    I am now officially a Redskin fan. The two young men that was drafted from Alabama are the best of the best. Y'all are going to absolutely love them. No doubt! Allen is a leader (class). And Anderson is just MEAN!
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    Well, that was a hell of a couple rounds. I'm higher on Anderson than some. I don't think he's a great pass rusher, but man, does he set an edge in run defense and makes a lot of tackles there. And he is just ****ing nasty. I don't think we have enough of that one defense right now. A tone setter. And he is all that. I don't know if we plan to move him inside or not, but if he stays outside I don't really care. He's nasty. He's physical. He's the kind of guy that takes your lunch money, He's an enforcer. And, he's not out of control or a dirty player. He just wants to beat you into oblivion. I really like the pick. Jonathan Allen. I don't think anything more needs to be said about him. A top 4 guy going to as @17, in one of our biggest positions of need? Yeah, I love that, and I also love that he's a guy that can really get after the QB, and is also stout against the run. Between he and Anderson, we just go a lot harder to run against. And that is going to make everyone's job that much easier. Fabian Moreau Is a big corner that can fly. I know that GHH is really high on him, so he much be through the moon right now. We've had some issues there, and if he comes back from his pec injury 100% (and he should, it's not one of the injuries that really effects speed) this could be another steal. He's still a little raw, but we look to have one of the better DB coaches in all the NFL. He could flourish and become another lockdown corner. He still needs some time making the conversion from RB, but physically he has all the tools you could ask for. And we have a great teacher for him.Bree better get his head in the game, he's going to be pushed bigtime by this kid. So far, we've had 3 picks, and I think all 3 have been at worst, really solid. At best, we've hit the ball out of the park twice, and hit on a guy that is going to set the tone for the entire defense and make it just freakin' nasty. No more 5 YPC on first down. No more getting pushed around in D. We're going to be hitting people in the mouth. Hard. and it's not going to be easy to throw against us either. Between FA and what we have done in the draft, this is a completely different defense. And with the improved coaching, I can see us going top 15. Maybe not top 10, but I think we're going to be much better, and more physical. teams are not going to like playing us. Now, all that being said, we still need a NT. I expect we take on in round 4, the vast majority of them are still left and we need one. Then, who knows. but so far, I'm really happy with how the draft has gone so far. I don't think we reached for anyone, and we got a couple guys much later than they should have gone. I'm shocked, in a good way. It's been great to watch the draft, but I'm still cant get up and down that well, so I basically only get a chance to post when I'm done watching for the night. It has been fun going through this thread and reading the comments though.
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    I have never seen ES so positive about a draft. Should I be scared?
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    Look at that stoic Redskin fan representing in Philly. We salute you sir.
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    I'm back home, I actually got out the day after the surgery (was supposed to come home on Friday) but didn't feel well enough to get back on ES until today. Surgery went really well! But the first 36 hours after the local wore off was really rough. Then I ripped my IV out accedentally (it got caught in the frame while I was sleeping)and had blood spurting all over the place, and of course the nurse station call button decided not to work. So I had to get myself out of bed (which ended up really hurting my neck) and get help. So, that was a interesting evening. My first night back home was also just flat out agonizing, and I questioned my decision to go home as early as I did, even though I passed everything. Now, after figuring out a couple ways to do things like get out of a chair and move around in a bed that doesn't kill me, I feel MUCH better. Actually got some sleep the last 2 nights and feel pretty good. I still can't do much by myself (heck, I can't even dress myself) but I can move around much better and the pain level has dropped significantly. I was actually able to watch the draft last night in relative comfort, and saw the biggest STEAL IN THE DRAFT GO TO THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS!!! And lastly, thank you all for all the kind words. I was a bit worried about the recovery honestly, but I could not let that on because I had to keep my wife upbeat, because she was really worried. I could not let on that I was worried too, or that would have just added to her doubts. So, I thank each and every one of you for your support. I needed it.
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    Such a great pick. So thrilled we didn't get cute and do something dumb. Stayed put and drafted an elite talent on the line. Have not been this happy on draft night in a long time.
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    This is where we get all excited that the guys we all want are dropping and then we draft Charles Harris.
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    Welcome. It's HTTR, Burgundy and Gold are the colors, Joe Gibbs is the greatest coach to have ever coached, and the Hogs are the greatest Oline to have ever been assembled.
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    This guy has a knack for putting Dak in the dirt, where he belongs.
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    I'm kind of shocked at the cautiously optimistic posts. This selection, in my view, as of draft day, was the best selection this team has made since Champ Bailey, and semi-bust Lavar Arrington. He was a consensus #1 to #2 overall player in this draft until medical checks. He can play interior DL and he can rush the passer. He can even stop the run. He's already the best defensive lineman we've had since Charles Mann. Outstanding selection. Monumentally lucky to land him at 17, and it just underlines how lucky we were to choke down the stretch against the Panthers and Giants. I'll take those two losses in exchange for a decade of elite, potentially All PRO interior DL play from Allen. He's a building block piece for a DL, and probably the best DL we've had in 25 years. No joke.
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    HOLY ****ING **** WE GOT ALLEN AT 17....We just stole the best DL in this draft fellas!!!! **** YEAH!!!
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    So with one last pick remaining i just wanted to say I LOVED THIS DRAFT for us. And the fact that we didn't even try to pick a QB it goes a long way in my mind that we will give it a decent shot in signing Cousins for the long term.
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    Ignore the Cowboys-centric part, but this is my eval on one of the top corners in the entire draft from when I took him in the mock. You're all welcome. I am currently sat here counting my blessings and then some. To be nervously watching through 56 straight selections, waiting for the one guy you earmarked and coveted BAD at Pick # 60 pre-draft would test the strongest of characters. To then watch 10 of his fellow positional classmates be taken off the board (3 in the previous 7 picks) is absolute purgatory. I got to within 3 picks of my goal. But the fear of those left above me was too much and a small move up had to be made. Patience most assuredly is a virtue and all good things come to he who waits .... ! 4 picks ago, we here at Cowboys HQ in Frisco believe the World Champion Patriots were the beneficiaries, through an injury fall, of the best Cornerback in the class in Washington's Sidney Jones. Now, all here at Dallas feel humbled to be similar beneficiaries of who we believe to be one of the top 3 Corners in this draft and one who is still learning the position with a ceiling as high as the sky to reach as he improves. As he has to this point every year of his short career thus far. So without further ado, with the 25th Pick in the Second Round of the 2017 NFL Draft, and 57th overall, the Dallas Cowboys are delighted to select CB. Fabian Moreau. Snr. UCLA. Standing at an imposing 6', 206 LBS, the long armed 23 year old senior is the protoypical starting NFL Corner. Not limited to zone or man coverage, he's fast developing his off coverage skills to complimet his press-man ones which he excells at like no other draftee this class. Fabian attaches himself to his reciever like glue, going down the field with little to no seperation. Which suits our DC Ron Marinelli perfectly. Big Ron likes the athletic guys that are aggresive at corner to fit in his scheme diverse Tampa 2 backfield that encompases both press and off-man coverages. Fabian is the perfect fit to contribute from Day One here in Big D. After losing Safties, Barry Church and J.J. Wilcox to FA, along with Corners Morris Claiborne (2,279 defensive snaps in 2016 between the three) and Brandon Carr, who started all 16 games for the Cowboys for the 5th straight year; strengthening the defensive backfield has become a priority this off-season. A safety is needed to compliment Byron Jones and the emerging Jeff Heath, and whilst we made a solid pick-up of the veteran starting Eagles corner Nolan Carrol in FA to augment last years already starting 6th Round surprise Anthony Brown; with continuing question marks over Orlando Scanderick's health to last a full season, we made another stellar corner a priority going into the draft. And in the Bruin we believe we've now added just that. Fabian was recruited out of HS to UCLA as a RB, Only making the transition to CB his true freshman season. He's relatively inexperienced at the position having only started to see meaningfull snaps on the Bruins his sophomore year in 2013. And then medically redshirting almost all the 2015 season with a foot injury. But for one so young in football years, he's improved year-on-year to be a 3 year starter (51 games/ 40 starts), mostly at left Corner in Westwood but also seeing some inside slot action. An exceptionally hard worker at his craft, he was rewarded his past senior year with a captaincy role with his Coaches describing him as 'A great locker room guy.' Exactly the type of stellar young character Coach Garrett is building on here in Dallas. He first really came to our attention the East-West Shrine game down in Florida back in January where he dominated and stood out as the best player all week long. That interest just accelerated the more we went back over the tape culminating in Fabian blowing the Combine up with his ridiculously good showing in Indy. Placing himself in the top 5 in 4 of the workout events, he registered a ridiculous 1:36 broad jump and 38' vertical to attest to his athleticism. Which he augmented with his rapid 6:94 3-cone, 4:12 20 yars shuttle, and crazy mad 4:35 40 yard dash. #10 doesn't only hit you hard. He FLYS! Quite simply put, his workout matched his tape more than any other Corner in Indianapolis. Which just confirmed our assertion that here is a stud in the making. And when you go back over that tape, you can't help but fall in love in the young Floridian. Such a fluid, smooth mover (almost as fast backpedling as going downhill) who accelerates quickly with great pursuit speed in off-coverage. And a physical, confident athlete who tackles hard and wraps up well. He possesses very good football inteligence on the boundry, harnesing his RB traits to use the sideline as another defender. Expertly pinning his receiver in man to the line and often running them out with his strong uper body strength. Opposing QB's oft have to throw the perfect ball to complete against him on the sideline. Although he breaks on the ball well, being good playing the ball with his off hand at it's highest point as 26 career passes defended, the most of any Bruin over the duration, atest to; he does need to improve on his ball skills. For soemone from an offensive skill position background, only having 3 career interceptions is a surprising 'must work on' area of his game. Along with continuing to grow in off-coverage. He's fluid, with a great ability to seemlesly change direction at full pace with good bend in his lower body. But he needs to tighten up his technique there in the drops and angles he takes to really dominate at the pro level and complimnent his press-man skills. Which we believe are just correctbale, coachable minor issue's to iron out on his path to becoming what we have little doubt will be the complete NFL Cornerback. Coach Marinelli has said often he wants the Cowboys secondary to 'Mimick the Seattle secdondary' and for Dallas to get younger at the position. In Fabian, we're confident we're giving him everything he craves and we feel exceptionally fortunate to get an absolute draft day STEAL at the 60th overall pick down to the torn left pectorial muscle he suffered the UCLA pro-day last month. The surgery of which was a success with a short 4-6 month recovery timeframe. Fabian being the guy he is, is aiming to be back for camp. In the pass happy NFC East, to add the third rated Corner (excluding any injury concerns) on our board, along with the once in a generation first overall take at LE, who also happened to be the BPA on our board at the time of both picks; the Dallas Cowboys couldn't of hand picked a more perfect start to the 2017 NFL Draft if we tried. The pieces to make a SERIOUS run are falling into place perfectly. Hail.
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    I just want to say here that the Chargers are going to regret drafting Mike Williams. There have been about 5 different people named Mike Williams in the past decade, all of them have sucked. "Mike Williams" ought to be a red flag in itself.
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    If we draft Joe Mixon at 49, I'll remove my fire Bruce Allen sig. Well, no, I won't, but I'll think about it.
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    He plays Total War. He's a defensive genius.
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    Read one place that was giving draft grades... 17. Washington Redskins: Jonathan Allen, DL, Alabama Grade: B+ Allen was a top 10 pick in many mock drafts throughout the season, so for him to fall all the way to No. 17 is a huge win for the Redskins. Allen commands double teams as a big, strong defensive lineman, and his run-stopping ability is above average. That's cool...the description makes it sound like it should be an "A", but whatever. But then I read this one, for the Cowboys: 28. Dallas Cowboys: Taco Charlton, DL, Michigan Grade: A- The Cowboys really struggled to rush the passer last season, and Charlton will help draw double teams that will allow other Dallas pass rushers to have an easier route to the opposing quarterback. That one reads like it should be a "B" lol... But then I read THIS one: 18. Tennessee Titans: Adoree Jackson, CB, USC Grade: B Jackson is an elite athlete and excelled in zone coverage for the Trojans in 2016. He also tallied 51 sacks and four interceptions last season. The Titans filled a big need in their secondary with this selection. Dude gets 51 stinkin' sacks last season and only grades as a "B"! lol
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    LOL this guy was a top 3 pick two weeks ago. All this shoulder nonsense is such a non-story, the injury happened 4 years ago, and he played his entire college career with the "injury". Skins got the steal of the draft so far.
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    Everything is shaping up perfectly for the ultimate Extremeskins meltdown
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    My latest work in progress...
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    Man, so today after playing video games with my best friend from childhood last night (online - he lives in OH now) and drinking, I woke up and he had shot me a text. I went to call him and called another friend by mistake (both have the same first name). Once I realized I had screwed up and was talking to another friend that I hadn't talked to in a few years, it hit me. The friend I actually called, has cancer. Over a year ago, they discovered he had some rare type of cancer and he had it removed. He had some set-backs and about 3 months ago, it had metastasized to his lung. He had surgery to remove most of his lung. We had a great talk, he is an outstanding man, father, husband. For his first born child, we gave him our daughters old crib and one of those kick ass strollers. He always wanted to take me out for dinner to repay us, which wasn't necessary, cause I had no problem giving to someone as nice and caring as he was. I have to say it really hit home on our conversation when he told me that if the last surgery didn't work, he only had 6-18 months to live. I'm glad I called him and I think the powers that be is what led me to talking to him. I hope my friend pulls through and can watch his two kids grow up with his beautiful wife. Don't want to be a Debbie Downer, but just felt the need to get this off my chest.
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