Ron78

Audi Field to Host Washington DC Defenders XFL Team in 2020

What Will You Do To Support the XFL Franchise in DC?  

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  1. 1. What Will You Do To Support the XFL Franchise in DC?

    • Attend games at Audi Field
      9
    • Watch games at home or in sports bars
      31
    • I will not support this team
      12


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Well, have you ever interviewed for a job and not gotten it? Does that make you a loser? I’d say it doesn’t. Losers are people who don’t push themselves. Don’t try their best. Give up because things get tough.

 

These guys are far from losers.

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I wanna see a screen-option play where the receiver uses his protection to look for a streaking receiver.  Make use of that double-forward pass rule.

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Just now, carex said:

 

that's not the way most people think of winning and losing, and I can see some of these guys back in training camps

 

Just now, KDawg said:

Well, have you ever interviewed for a job and not gotten it? Does that make you a loser? I’d say it doesn’t. Losers are people who don’t push themselves. Don’t try their best. Give up because things get tough.

 

These guys are far from losers.

There are 53 active players on each NFL team. 10 players on each practice squad. What with injuries, I'll take a blind stab and say 10 players end up on IR at the end of the year. We'll round it down and call it 70 players on an NFL team by the end of a season. With 32 teams, that comes out to some 2,200 players on rosters, give or take a hundred or two.

 

With that in mind, we are watching players who weren't good enough to make those teams. A huge amount of these players got to be in training camps, but didn't make it. These are the people who simply weren't good enough or fell through the cracks. However they ended up here, these are the people who are deemed less valuable than more 2,000 other players.

 

Out of 2,000 jobs, they didn't win a single one of them. People lose. Sometimes it's because they don't push themselves, sometimes it's because no matter how hard they push, they were born to be the pavement that the stars walk on. I am from the latter group. They have to win to get into the NFL, and they are very clearly not in the NFL.

 

It isn't a judgement on their personalities. It's a judgement on their ability to play football at the NFL level. Which goes back to what I said when this whole conversation started: Cardale Jones is walking all over people who couldn't hold an NFL roster spot after the preseason. If he's going to make it back into the NFL and stick, this is the minimum of what he should look like

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1 minute ago, NickyJ said:

 

There are 53 active players on each NFL team. 10 players on each practice squad. What with injuries, I'll take a blind stab and say 10 players end up on IR at the end of the year. We'll round it down and call it 70 players on an NFL team by the end of a season. With 32 teams, that comes out to some 2,200 players on rosters, give or take a hundred or two.

 

With that in mind, we are watching players who weren't good enough to make those teams. A huge amount of these players got to be in training camps, but didn't make it. These are the people who simply weren't good enough or fell through the cracks. However they ended up here, these are the people who are deemed less valuable than more 2,000 other players.

 

Out of 2,000 jobs, they didn't win a single one of them. People lose. Sometimes it's because they don't push themselves, sometimes it's because no matter how hard they push, they were born to be the pavement that the stars walk on. I am from the latter group. They have to win to get into the NFL, and they are very clearly not in the NFL.

 

It isn't a judgement on their personalities. It's a judgement on their ability to play football at the NFL level. Which goes back to what I said when this whole conversation started: Cardale Jones is walking all over people who couldn't hold an NFL roster spot after the preseason. If he's going to make it back into the NFL and stick, this is the minimum of what he should look like

 

there's also new players coming in every year and salary cap rules that means if two players are tied on ability the cheaper guy is going to get the job

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At least we have a good kicker.

 

As for "losers"... I'll take $55K for 3 months anyday.

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Wow....it's so weird to see a good team playing in DC. I really enjoy this league guys.

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that was sportsmanship.  They took the hardest option and then used a trick play with a low option of success

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I feel like we've only just skimmed the top of what you can do with a double-pass.  I'm imagining plays drawn up in a super-shotgun with a long-snap giving a lot of room for a double-forward pass.

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2 minutes ago, PokerPacker said:

I feel like we've only just skimmed the top of what you can do with a double-pass.  I'm imagining plays drawn up in a super-shotgun with a long-snap giving a lot of room for a double-forward pass.

 

a fake punt option

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I watched another game last week because I didn't know that the Defenders played on an ABC station. Watched today's game. Interesting league with some different rules. Like it.

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I was listening to it on 106.7 earlier and Grant Fat Paulsen is even worse as a commentator than on his show.  He tries SSSSSOOOOOO hard to sound so excited and just completely overdoes it.  

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12 minutes ago, DCSaints_fan said:

Hypothetical : XFL team vs. good college team(maybe not BCS team, but lets say top 15), who wins?

 

That's a good comparison....it would definitely be a close game. Depends on which team has the better QB

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