MisterPinstripe

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About MisterPinstripe

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  • Birthday 03/31/1987

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  • Birthdate
    03/31/1987
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    1990
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    Sean Taylor - Darrell Green
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  1. ES Soccer Thread

    10+ at their ages. Bundesliga is always fun to watch, but especially to get some more looks at Sargent this year, be interesting to see how much time he gets at Bremen. Weah could be good but he's got more to go before he gets many first team minutes, especially on PSG.... I like how he plays.
  2. Let's All Get Behind Alex Smith!

    Different sport. In the NBA one guy can take a team to the Finals, NFL you can't do that so you can't compare the two leagues and player movement.
  3. He sucked, and yet still says Washington is Washington. Speaks to the lack of any respect the Giants organization has for us at all. No matter how bad they suck they somehow look down on us even though we have won the division twice since the last time they did.
  4. Let's All Get Behind Alex Smith!

    i still dont think I have seen anyone saying that he is a marked upgrade. I think they are comparable with Smith just protecting the ball way better. Smith TD% is 4.2 where Cousins is 4.7, so the biggest difference is Reid typically doesnt throw as much as Gruden. INT rate is 1.4% versus 2.3 or 2.6 depending on if you use the last 3 years for Cousins or the last 5 like Smith. Over the last 3 years Cousins fumbled the ball 31 times, which is a ton, so limiting those fumbles as well as INTs will have a big impact on the team. I think that is the biggest difference between the two.
  5. Let's All Get Behind Alex Smith!

    Smiths TD% over the last 5 years is 4.2 and INT% is 1.4, so with those numbers he would throw 3 more TDs to 1 more pick. Those 75 throws from Cousins would come out to 3 more TDs as well and 1 INT. Cousins TD% is 4.7 and INT% is 2.3 or so. Really not a big difference, so we shall see.
  6. Let's All Get Behind Alex Smith!

    Thats about where I am, I dont think QB is downgraded in anyway but we got a guy that protects the ball much better. Andy Dalton played rather well in Grudens system, Kirk played well in Grudens system, and I think Smith will play well in Grudens system. Combine that with a better running game behind Guice and our defense improving with guys we drafted and guys healthy now, I think we are in good shape.
  7. Let's All Get Behind Alex Smith!

    What do you think that Kirk will do with the Vikings? Do you think Gruden and his system had any impact on what Kirk did here or on what Smiths play will be here?
  8. Let's All Get Behind Alex Smith!

    Sure it is, but just like every stat its about context. No stat actually tells the whole story. Heck, interception stats dont take into account how many passes that should have been picked were dropped. Or how many interceptions were actually the receivers fault and not the QBs. It feels like "Alex Smith love" means not being negative about Smith, not specifically calling you out just the feel I get from many posters on this topic. I dont think I have seen anyone touting him as the next coming, or that hes going to tear up the league. Seems like most people see him as comparable to Cousins but protects the ball much better, not a downgrade and cheaper. Plus Kirk didnt want to be here, so good riddance.
  9. Let's All Get Behind Alex Smith!

    I'm not even talking about TDs, which are obviously important. I think turnovers are just as important as they also put your D and team in bad spots. It's a fact that Cousins turns the ball over twice as much as Smith, and fumbles a ton. Not sure where you got your numbers, I counted all of those up via PFF stats pages, what am I missing?
  10. Let's All Get Behind Alex Smith!

    I dont think so. Do we really thing our scouts, and especially Gruden, dont know what Smith does best or how he will fit in the offense? They are not coming into this expecting Smith to throw 30+ TDs or to play outside of what he is able. Grudens offense is great at scheming guys open, Smith will have people to throw to.
  11. Let's All Get Behind Alex Smith!

    I think the biggest change while we will see an impact from is the lack of turnovers/negative plays in general. The change in field position and not putting your team in bad spots alone will be big. Over the last 3 years as starters: Smith: Interceptions: 20 Fumbles: 13 potential turnovers/sacks - Lost 7 Total: 33 potential turnovers and 27 actual. Cousins: Interceptions: 36 Fumbles: 31 potential turnovers/sacks - Lost 17 Total: 67 potential turnovers and 53 actual. Thats a huge difference in turnover numbers and putting your team in bad spots. Just look at the average starting position of our defense vs the Chiefs defense for another example. The last time Smith threw more than 8 interceptions was back in 2010 when he threw 10.The last 3 years Kirk has thrown 36 picks, last time he threw less than 11 was when he he started a handful of games. Interceptions are going up, completion percentage is going down. I definitely dont think we are worse off from a QB standpoint in the ability to throw the ball and lead this team. When you subtract the turnovers that Cousins brought its a bigger plus for the offense and mainly the defense.
  12. Let's All Get Behind Alex Smith!

    Was Smith bad when throwing into tight windows or just didnt throw into tight windows much?
  13. Let's All Get Behind Alex Smith!

    I keep seeing gunslinger. Who thinks he's going to be a gunslinger? People are excited because he takes care of the ball, always goes to the playoffs, can make all of the throws. He wasn't a gunslinger last year either.
  14. Let's All Get Behind Alex Smith!

    Well yeah, of course his percentage of tight throws is going to be lower because why would he choose tight throws when he has more wide open throws available. The team with the most open throws will always have fee tight throws.
  15. ES Soccer Thread

    You were correct, that red was for a handball, not violent conduct. Its been a pretty clean World Cup except for of course the Mexico game where the guy stepped on Neymar. Cant believe that wasnt reviewed by VAR. I dont think you fooled anyone with that.