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  1. 17 points
    I liked it. Am grateful that I lived to see the end. Outstanding TV series over 10 years. I am happy with the ending. I think it's because I watched and didn't project my own storytelling into it. A little more about me. Since my stroke, I haven't read nearly as much as I used to. So TV and movies are the most meaningful now. I loved this show.
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  3. 10 points
    OTs have easier assignments than they used to because of how shotgun heavy offenses are now. They're overvalued by the league, and their cost is a market inefficiency that the smart teams like the Patriots exploit. They traded sixth round positioning for Trent Brown and used him as the LT for an elite OL. The season ends and now Oakland is paying 16 million a year for him. You don't have to be fast any more to play OT. You just have to be big and able to handle power counters reasonably well. You can get all of the help you need from six man protections when you get matched up with Von Miller. OGs are undervalued. B Gap rush has become the premium rusher position in the era of shotgun spreads and Aaron Donald and you can't scheme in help for a guard with your Y. Nor can you abandon your Y to handle the edge rush by comboing the B gap. These are individual match ups that your guards have to win. You need two great interior linemen to handle interior pressure. Losing Scherff would be a massive blow.
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    Chad Grimm played LB at Virginia Tech for 4 years. Then immediately became an NFL assistant coach, which he has been for 10 years.
  7. 10 points
    Hyped to see what Settle can do this year. Along with getting into better shape, another main goal for Settle is to improve on watching game film. Settle doesn’t just want to be able to get better at watching and evaluating game tape, rather he wants to become a master of it. “This year I want to focus on knowing how to break down tape by myself, and breakdown everything by myself,” Settle said. “I’m going to get to the point where you can’t tell me anything about tape, I’m going to be on it. Coming up, I didn’t know how to study film and study football.” Settle’s biggest motivator for getting better at watching tape and improving in all areas is defensive line coach Jim Tomsula. “Jim [Tomsula] knows how to push,” Settle said. “He pushes and I appreciate him so much for that. Without him, I don’t know how I would have handled this year. He’s not going to let up on you, he doesn’t care if you’re tired, if you’re mad, he’s not going to let up on you. He’s like that because he knows how much potential these players have and what we can do. When you’ve got someone like that who’s on your side, backing you up, you’re ready to go to war for anybody.” https://www.redskins.com/news/after-learning-the-nfl-ropes-tim-settle-is-taking-advantage-of-the-offseason
  8. 9 points
  9. 9 points
    Full conscience stream for the final episode, written as I watched. It's a long and rambling mess, so click at your own risk. You shouldn't.
  10. 9 points
    I really like that youtube video...but good lord, DiNardo really needs to learn about the concept of personal space. He was practically sitting on Dwayne's lap.
  11. 9 points
    Gonna ask, and I have a sinking feeling I'm going to regret this: Why, exactly, do we care what Haskins spends his money on... Why do we care if he goes broke? Why do we care if he stays rich the rest of his life? It is a total non-factor for us. As fans I believe we should care about a few things: On field play, his character, and the number one rule: him not being a dick. If you're a hater, lover, neutraler, apologist, Hiram of Haskins, Keen for Keenum, Cult of Colt... It frankly doesn't matter in the least, to literally any of us. I go through life working a regular job, making less in my entire LIFE than Haskins will on his actual contract. Him buying a Bentley, or a 70's shaggin' wagon is of absolutely no consequence to any of us. So... why do we care what he spends his money on, and why are we offering him financial advice or posting articles about players going broke?
  12. 9 points
    This thread is full of amazing financial advice, rules for how much money you're allowed to spend on car after signing any contracts. I think ES needs to collaborate and send Dwayne a grocery list of what he is and isn't allowed to buy. First off, cereal: Buying Lucky Charms is a big red flag, that's .0000002% of his contract, that's way too much. His financial advisor should put his foot down and limit it to Great Value brand only.
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    Anyone else think Jon petting ghost was just recently added
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    Oh my God. My mouth literally dropped open as I read that Ernie made more than 4 million a year. All this time I just assumed he kept the job because he worked dirt cheap. PLEASE let me have this job Ted. I will work for just two million a year and I promise you I will get two draft picks right every five years instead of one.
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  20. 8 points
    You're in ****ing Wisconsin, what did you expect, palm trees? Move somewhere below the Arctic circle and you won't have these problems
  21. 7 points
    The ending was entertaining and ended in a nice spot for most characters. It’s fine if you just go with it but if you think about it, if all falls apart and nothing really makes sense either with the story or the characters and motivations. Which has basically been the show since the end of season 6. For example: sansa: release Jon Snow Grey Worm: no, he killed my queen whom I loved dearly. he must meet justice which is death as a traitor tyrion: well there is no king anymore so lets pick one from all these 10 people 5 of which are either family members or best friends of Jon and the rest are mostly pretty friendly towards him. They will decide his fate. Grey worm: sure that’s fair. What’s that? Oh his brother is now king? Yeah this seems like justice has been assured. I will now sail off into the distance
  22. 7 points
    I agree he is very predictable, especially when it comes to run vs. pass situations. And he struggles with in-game adjustments. I disagree that he doesn't have a killer instinct or that he "coaches scared", especially compared to McVay. I know this is just one aspect of "coaching scared" or not, but here's a chart on teams' decisions to go for it on 4th down last year. Note where McVay is ranked. NFL Decisions on Fourth Down Rank Team Plays Passes Rushes Punts FGAs Go for It % First Downs Success % 1 Eagles 37 3 18 13 3 56.8% 17 81.0% 2 Browns 17 4 5 7 1 52.9% 7 77.8% 3 Saints 31 4 11 10 6 48.4% 12 80.0% 4 Cowboys 30 2 12 15 1 46.7% 10 71.4% 5 Ravens 25 3 8 11 3 44.0% 7 63.6% 6 Seahawks 25 5 5 13 2 40.0% 6 60.0% 7 Packers 23 3 6 11 3 39.1% 4 44.4% 8 Giants 30 5 6 14 5 36.7% 7 63.6% 9 Bills 17 1 5 10 1 35.3% 3 50.0% 10 Dolphins 23 3 5 13 2 34.8% 5 62.5% 10 Chiefs 23 1 7 10 5 34.8% 6 75.0% 12 Raiders 32 2 9 15 6 34.4% 4 36.4% 13 Bears 24 1 7 12 4 33.3% 6 75.0% 13 Steelers 21 6 1 10 4 33.3% 5 71.4% 13 Texans 33 7 4 18 4 33.3% 7 63.6% 16 Vikings 25 4 4 11 6 32.0% 5 62.5% 16 Bengals 25 2 6 14 3 32.0% 5 62.5% 18 Redskins 32 2 8 19 3 31.3% 8 80.0% 19 Patriots 36 6 5 15 10 30.6% 9 81.8% 20 Jaguars 25 1 6 15 3 28.0% 5 71.4% 21 Broncos 26 3 4 16 3 26.9% 5 71.4% 22 Falcons 25 3 3 15 4 24.0% 3 50.0% 23 Chargers 30 1 6 19 4 23.3% 6 85.7% 24 Cardinals 31 2 5 20 4 22.6% 4 57.1% 25 Lions 32 3 4 19 6 21.9% 4 57.1% 25 Panthers 32 2 5 17 8 21.9% 5 71.4% 27 Buccaneers 19 2 2 11 4 21.1% 3 75.0% 27 49ers 19 0 4 12 3 21.1% 3 75.0% 29 Titans 30 0 6 16 8 20.0% 3 50.0% 30 Colts 31 3 3 21 4 19.4% 4 66.7% 31 Rams 27 2 3 13 9 18.5% 4 80.0% 32 Jets 33 1 5 23 4 18.2% 4 66.7% AVERAGE 27.2 31.8% 66.9% https://www.theringer.com/nfl/2019/1/23/18194022/sean-mcvay-conservative-fourth-down-approach-los-angeles-rams I'll probably get killed for this, but to be fair to Jay, McVay has had much more talented offenses to call plays for during their respective times in DC, and easily had the better offensive talent in 2017-18. Gruden's offense in 2014 was hamstrung by the ineptitude of his QB's that year, and Reed was never fully healthy. In 2015-16, McVay had the best set of weapons and QB (who had finally learned how to read NFL defenses post-snap) to work with that we've had in this era before or since. In 2017, Chris Thompson was our only legitimate offensive threat. In 2018, Gruden was once again hamstrung by his QB's limitations. Gruden has shown he can lead a good offense with legitimate weapons as an OC, and can post good records when paired with a strong defense. The Bengals 9-7, 10-6, and 11-5 records from 2011-2013 is a testament to that, even with Dalton at QB. Regardless, I've never been Jay's biggest fan, and I'm still not, but it seems that this is one of those situations that is common amongst NFL fans: there are very few fanbases in the NFL happy with their OC, DC or play-calling head coach. It's the easiest thing to point out, nit-pick, and criticize as a fan, and I'm sure some of the guys around the league you consider good OC's/DC's are not considered as such by the fans of the teams they coach. I frequent a general NFL football forum and I see evidence of this all the time.
  23. 7 points
    Until he declares himself President For Life, and Fox becomes an official arm of his cabinet. I don't care what they say.. there is no depth to which they will not stoop, no matter how many times they trot Shep out to show a shred of humanity. All of this is in large part their fault. so **** Fox's newfound conscience. Too little, way way way too late. Burn it down with all of them in it. All of them. ~Bang
  24. 7 points
    As probably the only person discussing abortion to actually having one and subsquently giving birth to my daughter years later, I will tell of my experience. My first pregnancy, I was on birth control pills and they failed. The man didn't wear a condom exercising his bodily autonomy. Neither of us wanted a child at that point. We weren't in a committed relationship and weren't in a financial position to support a child. We each paid half of the price. My best GF came with me, and that was the end of that relationship. I was happy to have the choice to exercise my bodily autonomy. And I have never forgotten that I was pregnant and I have never forgotten how grateful that I didn't have to continue to be pregnant. My second pregnancy occurred when I wasn't using birth control due to medical issues and the father didn't use condoms ever because he didn't like them. When I realized I was pregnant at four months, it was too late for a legal abortion. So I decided to keep my daughter. During this time, when I told the father I was pregnant, he informed me that he had gotten married the previous year and his wife was pregnant too. So I never got support from him because he lived in another state, and at that time there wasn't reciprocal child support between states. He later killed himself when she was three, so never any support. I don't accept sympathy because I was able to support her myself very well. Plus I was able to live my Lesbian life without interference. My life would have been much different had I been forced to carry the first pregnancy to term, even if I had signed up for adoption. I had a problem pregnancy the second time. Ultimately, it was my life that counted and not a collection of cells. I want every female to have the same rights of her body as I did, the choice to complete pregnancy or to terminate it. It's no one's decision but her's.
  25. 7 points
    You know the car thing was brought up strictly to get people talking about the Junkies, right? I prefer to ignore them. The car thing is stupid.
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