mistertim

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  1. mistertim

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Not sure how that would work outside of Miami swapping their top 1st rounder with us along with giving up their other 2 later 1st rounders that they got from Pitt and Houston. I have a hard time seeing them giving up that much. If they did, and I had to choose between Young and Okudah + Wirfs + Ruggs it would be a tough one. I think both Ruggs and Wirfs are going to be 1st rounders so I don't see them lasting until the 2nd but it's always possible that one of them could fall so if we swapped with the Phins, they gave us one of their other 1sts as well as their high 2nd it could happen. Gotta be honest, I'd still be tempted to say no and take Young anyway. It would be a very tough call but a prospect that damn good really just doesn't come along very often. It would be sort of like passing on Calvin Johnson for a few other lesser players.
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    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I think it would have to be Young or Okudah because IMO they'll both be top 5 picks. Okudah is a great DB prospect but IMO not quite in the arena of Chase Young as far as blue chip value and potential to be an All-Pro level guy. If we missed out on Young I'd be ok with Okudah without trading down but if we managed to trade down a spot or two, pick up a couple of picks (say we picked #3 overall, Tua or Burrow go 1st, Young goes 2nd and you have someone a spot or two behind who you is willing to give up some nice picks to make sure they get the other QB) and still get Okudah that would be a huge win for us. As far as Tackles I'm not quite as high on this class as I was earlier in the CFB season. I had high hopes for Thomas but he hasn't impressed that much so far. He's very agile and athletic for a guy his size, good footwork, and he's very good in pass pro but he's more of a finesse player and can leave quite a bit to be desired in his run blocking. He just doesn't seem to have much of a nasty streak and doesn't look very strong at the point of attack...he tends to lunge a bit too often and can bend too much at the waist as well. I like him but IMO he's definitely not a top 3 guy. Maybe top 10 but still not sure about that. I like some of Wirfs game and I think he could be a decent get in the middle or lower first but I wouldn't take him before then. If we traded back a bit farther and managed to get a mid and late 1st round pick (let's say if the Phins trade us their second late 1st rounder and we move down a couple times from way up top) I'd be ok with Ruggs in the middle and Wirfs closer to the end of the 1st. But it would also depend on what other talent was available. I think Ruggs could be a great deep threat with his speed and Wirfs I believe will be a good but not great Tackle. But IMO neither of them will be near the level of player that Case Young will be.
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    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I can understanding not wanting a ton of our money tied up in DL, but if there's one place to load up (besides OL) IMO that's the one. I'm also sick of not having any true superstar talent on our team. Our DL has some really good pieces in Allen, Ioan, and Payne (and maybe Sweat) but none of them are All-Pro level material. They make a really strong unit but they don't truly terrorize anyone. Imagine that unit with an honest to god stud like Chase Young. Depth is necessary and it's great to have but so much of the time it seems that a bunch of our players are closer to "depth" guys than stars. It still sort of drives me bonkers that we passed on Derwin James for Payne. Don't get me wrong, I think Payne is a really solid player for us and a great cog in that line, but he isn't a superstar like James is (granted that James is hurt, but there's still no doubting that the guy is a stud). If we trade back and net some more picks we might get lucky and get a couple of good starters. But I'd personally rather have a force of nature like Young than a couple more "good" cogs in the machine. I was watching Young's cutups again over the weekend and he simply looks unstoppable on most snaps. His percent of pass rush snaps where he wins his match up is ridiculously high (I can't remember what it is off the top of my head but he's in astronomical territory). I'd just have a really hard time passing up on a guy who may almost immediately become a Garrett, Mack, Miller type of talent off the edge.
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    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Pretty much. IMO you don't get cute if a guy like that falls into your lap unless someone is willing to give you an absolutely ludicrous haul of picks. Even then I'd be hesitant and it would depend on how far down we'd be moving. I think Young is a superior prospect to Bosa and look what sort of impact Bosa has had in SF.
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    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    F: Watch Chase Young go to another team and be a perennial All-Pro monster while we get a couple of extra decent players.
  6. mistertim

    The Impeachment Thread

    I'm not a lawyer, but I'm fairly certain that isn't how it works.
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    The Impeachment Thread

    What kind of dip**** game is Bolton playing at? He refuses to testify without a subpoena, then says he won't without the court order. Then he comes out and says "Oh guys, btw...I totally know everything. I have ton's of info!" Is he just trolling at this point or is he truly looking to testify but wants the backing of the courts to do so?
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    The Impeachment Thread

    And nobody with a working frontal lobe ever had any illusions that the Republicans would just change their tune once the Dems actually did hold a vote and did start public hearings. So basically only non-Trump supporters knew.
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    The Impeachment Thread

    Which is all ludicrous on its face since we know for a fact that 1) Trump himself directed that the aid be frozen and 2) Trump himself said "I'd like you to do us a favor though" on the call when the Ukrainian president was asking about the aid and then proceeded to bring up the exact stuff that Rudy had been pushing all over the place regarding the Bidens and the 2016 election. This defense is going to fail as well. Especially if he tries to throw multiple people under the bus at once. In that situation I'd guess the likelihood is that at least one of them will say "**** this noise" and agree to talk. One thing I could potentially see happening is all of them agreeing to blame Rudy. His nutty Ukraine conspiracy stuff and shadow foreign policy seems to be basically the front lines in this whole thing. They could agree to all blame him and Trump could say that he was misled and lied to by Rudy. But I honestly doubt this happens because Trump wants (or actually needs) this Ukraine stuff to be true so badly that he simply won't be able to give it up. Especially as he descends more and more into utter insanity during this process.
  10. How is the second part of this not also conjecture? I know there have been some reports of him needing more time to get the plays down but you seem to have taken that and then added your own conjecture onto it.
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    !!!!0mgz!!!! Trent Williams finally showed up

    Yeah I'm kinda confused too. How exactly is not getting paid at all for the season, and possibly not even having this season count towards his contract a win for Trent? He didn't get traded so he still has to keep dealing with the same (****ty) organization and the same (super ****ty) people. And he didn't get a new contract with more guaranteed money like he may have been looking for either. This whole situation is awful, and the FO ****ed up big time by not just trading him for a high pick some time ago after it was obvious that he wasn't going to play here anymore, but Trent didn't exactly make out like a bandit either. This FO is masterful at creating situations where nobody wins. All Bruce's petty ass seems to care about is feeling like he "won" in these battles where he appears to take everything personally.
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    The Impeachment Thread

    No way will Mulvaney show.
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    The Impeachment Thread

    So Tulsi Gabbard did an interview with Breitbart today. That basically tells me all I need to know. I check that site sometimes to see what the far right / Russian influenced news factories are up to (or just to get an entertaining dose of nutcase comments sections) and Breitbart seems to have latched on to her recently and is pumping her up.
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    The Impeachment Thread

    Apparently Bolton says he's waiting on the court decision.
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    The Impeachment Thread

    Yeah I have to admit it's something I've found perplexing as well. With many of the numbnuts Trump gets they'd never be hired by any other admin so they jump at the chance to get in on the grift. But people like Bolton and Barr I found odd. I disagree with most of their views but I don't really doubt that they're both intelligent people. Though Bolton makes a bit of sense since he probably figured he could manipulate Trump into starting a war with Iran.
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    The Impeachment Thread

    I think it gives the person cover later. They can claim that they didn't necessarily want to testify but that they also didn't want to be found in contempt of Congress and had to comply. CYA. As far as why the Dems didn't have a subpoena ready, I'm not sure...that would make sense. I'm assuming they'll have one coming soon. No way they can pass up on that; Bolton basically said "yep, I'll talk".
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    The Impeachment Thread

    I doubt it. Barr is smart; he knows perfectly well that there's nothing criminal there in this "investigate the investigators" thing but he also knows very well that it will keep him "busy", in Trump's good graces, and at the same time out of the impeachment mess. I doubt it's a 100% coincidence that it suddenly became a criminal investigation right around the time this impeachment stuff got rolling. Trump is happy enough to have an AG who is at least making a show of casting doubt on the Russia investigation that he'll keep him around and give him a relatively long leash.
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    The Impeachment Thread

    I think it also shows how bad Barr probably knows this is. He was perfectly willing to go out and hold a news conference to publicly spin the hell out of the results of the Mueller report before it came out, so we know he didn't refuse to do this on principle. He's quite aware of how bad it could be for him to get publicly entangled in this mess and refused to put himself out there as the vanguard. He's keeping himself in the shadows right now. He's actually in a good spot at the moment: he stays in Trump's good graces by keeping up this illusion that there's some huge conspiracy that he's uncovering with his investigation into the investigators, and at the same time he keeps a low profile and stays out of the impeachment that Trump has bumbled his way into.
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    The Impeachment Thread

    It's in a second jar next to the remains of his spine.
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    The Impeachment Thread

    C'mon. Graham has said some things that can come from nobody but a political hack. He's an elected official who may very well be a juror on an impeachment trial and he's already saying he refuses to read witness transcripts because he thinks everything against Trump is "BS". Who just recently implied that a Trump political appointee who donated $1,000,000 to Trump's inaugural committee is in cahoots with the Democrats. I don't think Lindsey is representing anyone other than himself and the jar where he keeps the jelly that was once his spine.
  21. mistertim

    The Impeachment Thread

    Holy crap. If you think that of Tribe, what in the world do you think Lindsey Graham should do?
  22. mistertim

    The Impeachment Thread

    I'm certainly not one of the resident lawyers here, but from what I can tell I think extortion would be the correct term, if they were going by the Hobbs Act. https://www.justice.gov/jm/criminal-resource-manual-2402-hobbs-act-generally That last sentence would mean that even if Trump hadn't withheld the aid, he could still be guilty simply by threatening to do so unless Ukraine went along with his demands that benefited him personally and politically.
  23. mistertim

    The Impeachment Thread

    No kidding. I feel like "Quid Pro Quo" is the new "Collusion".
  24. mistertim

    The Impeachment Thread

    I'm guessing that about 98% of the people who were wearing those t-shirts hadn't actually even read the memorandum released by the WH (you're right, it's NOT a transcript). Sort of like the Trump supporters going on the air to argue that the Mueller report completely exonerated Trump...before finally admitting that they hadn't even read it, including literal members of Congress.
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    The Impeachment Thread

    I dunno. I think if they wanted to, they could make a pretty good case that Trump is actually quite stupid and incompetent and had no idea that what he was doing was wrong. Two problems with that: 1) Trump's ego would never allow it, even if he had 1,000,000,000 years of prison time hanging over his head. If they tried that defense in the Senate he'd come out literally an hour later with a tweet saying "I DID IT ALL, AND I DID IT FOR SINISTER MOTIVES BECAUSE I AM AN EVIL GENIUS!" 2) It would also mean Republicans would have to openly admit, and aggressively argue, that Trump is so incompetent that he's completely unfit for office, which basically opens up an entirely new can of worms.