stevemcqueen1

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  1. stevemcqueen1

    All Things Boxing

    To me it seems like he's trying too hard to build this heel persona that feels really fake. You're right that it's a bad look to be throwing his corner under the bus. They did the right thing and protected his health and his business.
  2. stevemcqueen1

    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    You were a huge Porter fan when he was here. Why are you ****ing fronting like you weren't? You also know and understand the context in which he signed that extension, and how matching it was the only decent move we could make. Don't try and use that to hide how stupid your Beal take is now.
  3. stevemcqueen1

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    This is why I'm not going crazy about the RB class like I am with the WRs. As much as I like a bunch of these runners, the only guys in this class who have the same kind of upside as Guice and Love are Swift and Taylor IMO. They're going to go too early in the draft for us. That's why I'm eyeing that sixth to seventh round range, looking for a power back. Low cost insurance for if Love or Guice have setbacks. I'm hoping someone surprisingly good like Benjamin or Moss falls because they ran slow. If not, I think Kelly and/or Dillon will be there. I'd be happy with one of them.
  4. stevemcqueen1

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    That's a valid concern. Fast corners will probably just sit on him in man because they're not going to be scared of his speed. But he is a really good route runner and he's a competitor. There are so many plays where he's just getting super open off of just knowing how to play the game and willing the ball his way and into his hands. I kind of ****ed up with my evaluation of AJ Brown last year, and I'm not going to do the same thing with Tyler Johnson this year. Even if he does end up getting stuck in the slot for most of his reps, in today's NFL that's a role where you can go to Pro-Bowls. I see a lot of affinity to Adam Thielen in Johnson's style, if he gets into the right scheme, he could be a similar security blanket type of player. As a quarterback, if I read zone, especially if I get surprised with it, I'm automatically throwing to Johnson. Ryan Grant never had that kind of upside or trustworthiness.
  5. stevemcqueen1

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    He was pretty much the quintessential huge, strong-armed pocket statue to the point where his name is now a shorthand for that archetype of quarterback. He was a good player in the 90's and he had a similar workhorse passer quality to him that defines Haskins as a player too. He wasn't as good as Steve Young or Brett Favre, but he was kind of in that next tier down from them in the mid 90's with guys like Brunell and Warren Moon. Probably a little better than them. He had the misfortune of getting a bad injury when the greatest player in the history of the sport was behind him on the depth chart, and that pretty much derailed his career.
  6. stevemcqueen1

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Very similar stature and level of athleticism to Brunell, in addition to being a lefty. Some odd similarities in his college career too, coming in as a heralded recruit, winning early, getting hurt a lot, and having to deal with a timeshare at his position. I just thought it was jarring to see Tua's NFL comparison being 2009 New Orleans Saints Superbowl Champion Quarterback... Mark Brunell. I think it's an instructive comparison too. Brees is the ceiling comparison, and Brunell feels like an impressively pessimistic floor comparison, until you realize that Brunell won a lot of games and threw for 30K yards in the NFL in the 90's and aughts. And then you think what if Tua has to spend the best years of his career dragging a weak Miami or Detroit team to 10-11 wins, making plays and getting killed like Brunell did in Jacksonville before he's just kind of broken down? Suddenly Brunell doesn't seem so crazy of a prediction for his career outcome. And perhaps maybe if we consider that Mark Brunell floor for Tua as much as the rosy Drew Brees ceiling, we fans wouldn't be so open to the absolutely ****ing disastrous opportunity cost that would be paid for trashing Haskins and Chase Young to pick Tua.
  7. stevemcqueen1

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Actually, that's not a bad comparison. It's way better than the Byron Leftwich comparison everyone else made. Dwayne is a better athlete than Zierlein realized, better than almost any of us realzied. And a better athlete than Bledsoe was, which is a meaningful difference. He can move, he just can't run a ****in 40 and he looks slow until you see him actually scooting around in pads. Zierlein's profiles and number grades for Dwayne and Tua are pretty dead on IMO. The difference between them as prospects is not that big. He's gotten guys wrong before (Baker Mayfield vis a vis Sam Darnold), but he's gotten the studs from the past two years right: Tua, Burrow, Kyler Murray, and Haskins. Tua is a marginal upgrade over Haskins.
  8. stevemcqueen1

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Work horse, not a show horse. Everyone knows he'll test average. His athleticism isn't his selling point.
  9. stevemcqueen1

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I just looked at some of Zierlein's QB comparisons. Tua - Mark Brunnell Burrow - Kurt Warner Stanley - Mason Rudolph Love - Blake Bortles Eason - Carson Palmer/Brock Osweiler Herbert - Carson Wentz Fromm - Colt McCoy Hurts - Tim Tebow Luton - Davis Webb Patterson - Jeff Garcia There are some pitfalls in this QB class. One day you all will appreciate the ****ing thunderbolt strike of luck we got in having Haskins fall into our laps in 2019. First off, that Jake Fromm comparison is dead on. I am overpowered by a sense of Colt McCoy when watching Georgia. Second, that Herbert comparison is tasty but he's not nearly as good an improvisor and creative football player as Wentz, and that is a huge part of what makes Wentz terrifying. He's not going to end up being as good as Wentz. Third, that Hurts comparison is dead ****ing on. Jalen "Poor Man's Tebow" Hurts is now his name. Fourth, that Love comparison is frightening Fifth, that Tua comparison is arresting. Sixth, that Burrow comparison is brilliant. Seventh, that Eason comparison provides a massive range in outcomes. Eighth, that Stanley comparison feels generous to him.
  10. stevemcqueen1

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Going back to the WR results from yesterday, Hodgins had almost the same measurements as Higgins: Isaiah Hodgins - WR - 6-3 5/8" - 210 lbs - Hands = 9 7/8" - Arms = 33 1/8" - Wingspan = 80 4/8" Tee Higgins - WR - 6-3 5/8" - 216 lbs - Hands = 9 2/8" - Arms = 34 1/8" - Wingspan = 81" Hodgins is getting slept on big time. Watching in real time during the season, there was never a question for me that he was a better player than Aiyuk, for example. He's giving off a strong Kenny Golloday vibe right now. Collin Johnson has a huge frame too. I knew he was big, but didn't realize he was that big. Pittman measured huge too, which is a little surprising given how smooth of an athlete he is. I think those two and Juwan Johnson are the biggest and burliest receivers in the class. Juwan Johnson plays big. That guy is almost a tight end. Good athlete for his size too, he's one of the more fascinating seventh to UDFA prospects in the class and I'd rather have him than Binjamin Victor. I would like to get both him and Josh Nurse into our camp to see what they can do.
  11. stevemcqueen1

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Cushenberry's measurements are very good for a center. Seven foot wingspan is pretty cool. If teams are dropping Biadasz because of his hip injury, then Cushenberry makes sense as the top center in the class, moreso than Nick Harris and Cesar Ruiz. Andrew Thomas checks every single box. I feel like I'm going crazy seeing him drop from the overwhelming consensus #1 OT in the class to like the fourth guy for petty reasons. Somebody is going to get a ridiculous value with this kid. Really wish we had the ammo to get back into the first round for him. Isaiah Wilson is worrisome, OTOH. He shouldn't have come out this year, and coming into the combine that heavy is a serious concern. He's going to eat himself out of the NFL if he's not careful. Kindley is very heavy for his height too, but he plays heavy. He's just got a fatboy build. AJ Dillon has a unique build. 6'0 250 with no sloppiness in the middle. Some of the biggest legs you will ever see on a runningback. He's going to be a battering ram. Akers, Kelly, and Taylor all measured really well too, and this is an outstanding class for power runningbacks. Even the short guys like Benjamin, Moss, McFarland, Vaughn, Dobbins, Swift, and Edwards-Helaire are super sturdy. This is the year to get a workhorse runner outside of the first round. There are at least ten of them in the class.
  12. stevemcqueen1

    All Things Boxing

    He's acting like a clown. This was a disappointing **** show for Wilder. The whole "I'm a warrior, I want a body on my record, I want to go out on my shield" mantra he keeps repeating is really weird and just makes it seem like he's trying way too ****ing hard.
  13. stevemcqueen1

    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    Beal lit that "nOt aN aLl-StaR" take on fire pretty quick.
  14. stevemcqueen1

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I really like him too. Outstanding balance and good play strength and he's very creative. Constantly breaking tackles where the defender looks like he's in pretty good position. Just a really really good football player. I like running backs like him and Eno Benjamin who maybe don't have the most jaw-dropping traits, but have proven that they can get it done as a true workhorse for their college offenses and put up very high individual grades on PFF. And I think it's to their credit that they played so well despite their offensive lines and passing games not being that great. The only thing that has made me hesitate to go with Moss/Benjamin in my mock drafts is that there has almost always been a wide receiver on the board in that fourth round range who is a better prospect than them. The WR class is so ridiculously good, and I feel very compelled to take advantage of it's depth in that late day 2, early day 3 sweet spot. I think a fourth round pick can get you a WR who would have been an early second rounder in past draft classes. And the other thing is, as much as I like Moss, I've been able to get Josh Kelly, AJ Dillon, or Anthony McFarland in the sixth and seventh rounds. I feel like I come out ahead if I use that middle rounder on a WR and then get the RB in the early seventh, as opposed to spending the middle rounder on Moss.
  15. stevemcqueen1

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I just did a mock draft on TDN where my picks were: Rd 1 - CY Rd 3 - Austin Jackson Rd 4 - Tyler Biadasz Rd 5 - Tyler Johnson Rd 7 - Shyheim Carter Rd 7 - Calvin Throckmorton And Robert Windsor, Logan Wilson, Jaylinn Hawkins, James Proche, and Lynn Bowden were all there on the board at my last pick. There were no comp picks in the mock draft, so it's likely an impossible class, but that's my favorite one yet. What I wouldn't give for us to get that class...