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    Yeah sorry about the reactionary stuff. I just have a very strong passion about stuff being fair, and I have a fundamental disagreement with "not enough evidence for criminal, but enough to ruin your life civilly" crap.

    If you wanna step down and just be a participant, I'll run it then @Alae. Only fair after all you e done

    Also pay no mind to the sick woman who lost her senses.
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    Forgot the Chiefs got CJ Spiller. Doesn't matter though, this game started with Alex Smith throwing to Tyreek Hill, so it's like a regular season game. Mahomes will play eventually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crissi View Post
    Yeah sorry about the reactionary stuff. I just have a very strong passion about stuff being fair, and I have a fundamental disagreement with "not enough evidence for criminal, but enough to ruin your life civilly" crap.

    If you wanna step down and just be a participant, I'll run it then @Alae. Only fair after all you e done

    Also pay no mind to the sick woman who lost her senses.
    That's ok, now that I've started doing some setup and prep I'm actually getting hyped for this season.. However if you're happy to help out and share the load maybe we can co-organise?

    For anyone interested I am hoping to get the Fantasy thread up this weekend, possibly in a few hours depending on how productive I am. I'll send out a PM to people who've participated recently in the past to give you guys first dibs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alae View Post
    That's ok, now that I've started doing some setup and prep I'm actually getting hyped for this season.. However if you're happy to help out and share the load maybe we can co-organise?

    For anyone interested I am hoping to get the Fantasy thread up this weekend, possibly in a few hours depending on how productive I am. I'll send out a PM to people who've participated recently in the past to give you guys first dibs.
    Good. I'm off this weekend so I can call dibs. Just gotta get rid of this headache I've had since yesterday morning.

    Also, getting sick of this game getting switched back and forth between it and Steelers/Giants. Don't care. Just wanna watch the Chiefs, and maybe Reuben Foster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alae View Post
    That's ok, now that I've started doing some setup and prep I'm actually getting hyped for this season.. However if you're happy to help out and share the load maybe we can co-organise?

    For anyone interested I am hoping to get the Fantasy thread up this weekend, possibly in a few hours depending on how productive I am. I'll send out a PM to people who've participated recently in the past to give you guys first dibs.
    yeah, I'd be happy to help out!

    Anyways Im calmer now. Morris is a decent backup if Zeke does have to serve all 6 games, and we only face the Giants once during the 6 game stretch. McFadden too.

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    Well at least with Zeke getting suspended it may be the thing that gets Goodell repealed and replaced. Though I highly doubt Zeke will be missing any games this season from being suspended. Expect a lengthy appeal process.

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    Welp, NFL network is retarded. Cutting back and forth between two games, going to commericial during a drive, cutting to the end of one game when they're just running out the clock.

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    Mahomes time.

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    The Fantasy Football thread is now live over here...

    Hope to see you all again and good luck!

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    Robert Aguayo missed an extra point. Dude's gonna lose his job really fast.

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    TENNNESSEE TITANS ALL THE WAY

    Jets are ezy Mofos


    Lets do it in Nashville

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    "Kicker news: The #Bucs have released former 2nd round pick Roberto Aguayo after last night's misses."

    And so ends the tragic tale of the kicker selected in the 2nd round. I assume he'll potentially get a shot in try outs in a few places, but it's going to take a miracle for this guy to resurrect his career.

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    ...and thats why you dont waste your 2nd round pick on kickers

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    Quote Originally Posted by xskarma View Post
    "Kicker news: The #Bucs have released former 2nd round pick Roberto Aguayo after last night's misses."

    And so ends the tragic tale of the kicker selected in the 2nd round. I assume he'll potentially get a shot in try outs in a few places, but it's going to take a miracle for this guy to resurrect his career.
    kickers are fungible, he will probably get a shot again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crissi View Post
    ...and thats why you dont waste your 2nd round pick on kickers
    no, thats why you better get your kicker in round 1 before you're stuck with bums like this guy!

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    Wolfe was carted off in practice today after Billy Winn was put on IR for a torn ACL, MCL and meniscus. Yay for another season with d-line injuries.

    It is strange for Aguayo to struggle that much after not at all in college since kicker is probably the least changed position between the 2. Then again, the position is mostly mental and being a 2nd round pick he might have been thinking too hard and getting in his own head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grube View Post
    Wolfe was carted off in practice today after Billy Winn was put on IR for a torn ACL, MCL and meniscus. Yay for another season with d-line injuries.

    It is strange for Aguayo to struggle that much after not at all in college since kicker is probably the least changed position between the 2. Then again, the position is mostly mental and being a 2nd round pick he might have been thinking too hard and getting in his own head.
    Should actually be easier in the pros with the hash marks closer together.

  16. #1856
    Quote Originally Posted by draynay View Post
    Trades!

    Rams get Sammy Watkins and 6th round pick, seems like an overpay since they gave up a corner and a 2nd rounder
    Eagles get CB Darby
    Bills get Jordan Matthews, EJ Gaines, a 2nd and a 3rd round pick

    I like it for the Bills, they swap a corner and a receiver for a different corner and a receiver while picking up a 2nd and a 3rd and only giving up a 6th
    Quote Originally Posted by Grube View Post
    It is kind of a weird move for the Bills unless they just wanted draft picks because Darby is better than Gaines by a decent amount and still had a year before his contract was up. Basically swapping Watkins for Matthews makes sense, they aren't going to give Watkins another contract and he has injury concerns. Plus side for Watkins is no more Rick Dennison too.
    Quote Originally Posted by xskarma View Post
    Bills cleaning house. That's 2 guys with potential they let go, in addition to those who already walked in the offseason (Gilmore, Gillislee and others). Players they get back do not have the same ceiling that those they let go have.

    I'm going to assume this has more to do with the Bills wanting to instill their culture and getting rid of the old guard's toys (and possibly malcontents). I'm also assuming that this means the Bills are okay with not going anywhere this year and trying to build for the future.

    In that regard they are doing really well (compared to say the Jets) cause they have a boatload of high end picks in stock. Bills could be making noise in a year or 2.
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    It's definitely a culture shock around here for the new management to basically clean house. On its face, the Philly trade is fine (JMatthews and a 3rd for Darby), but the Watkins one is a bit of a head scratcher here in Buffalo. Obviously, we know Watkins wasn't going to be re-signed, but ultimately you're making the team not competitive this year. But then you signed Anquan Boldin earlier in the week - now it's looking like that move was more cover to fight back charges of tanking the season.

    It's just depressing as a Bills fan because the playoff drought is 17 years, and this new management came in expressing they wanted to win in both the short term and long term, but it seems like they now think they can't win in the short term. It seems like very low incentive to support the team for the next few years as they rebuild and wait for Tom Brady to retire.



    Here's what I'll say about the DV thing and Zeke Elliot. I've been a defense lawyer, for both men accused of DV, and battered women who've retaliated back. The DA not bringing charges means absolute shit-all, because DV is almost always a he-said/she-said case, and in this case, the he is a famous NFL player. I'd be surprised if there were criminal charges short of actual video evidence, like the Ray Rice case. Note very well that she isn't being charged with falsifying a police report, either, so for y'all to say "there's this evidence of her making it up!" you have to recognize that the DA also doesn't think there's enough to warrant charging her with that, and it's hypocritical to assume that evidence is real and the actual, physical bruises on her body and her story isn't. From a corporate NFL standpoint: they can't tolerate any hint of DV, after the Ray Rice thing. The NFL has enough shit on its plate right now with the brain injury stuff, they don't need the negative PR of going soft on potential DV. And they don't have a standard of evidence they have to meet. So they can literally do whatever they want, based on the faintest whiff of anything. It seems like all the anger comes from fans of the particular team. As someone who doesn't give a shit about the Cowboys, I say it's better for the NFL to not take the chance, and cover their bases.

    So don't go pretending that lack of charges means nothing happened. Money, fame, and the very he-said/she-said nature of the crime are all factors here, and frankly, with all the DV I've seen in my life, I'm not willing to throw away a sworn statement by a woman saying she was beaten, because it's already hard enough for abused women to stand up to their abusers.

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    So Today we are going :

    Titans to beat jets

    Cowboys to beat LA

    Arizona to beat Oakland..

    Are pre season games treated seriously.
    Or are they just a muck around ?

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    >tfw our 3rd string QB makes better plays than our starter


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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussiedude View Post
    So Today we are going :

    Titans to beat jets

    Cowboys to beat LA

    Arizona to beat Oakland..

    Are pre season games treated seriously.
    Or are they just a muck around ?
    Easier to watch if you're a fan of the team and want to see what the low-level players can do (and the rookies). Otherwise, meh. Like right now, Jets and Titans are playing, but really all I know is I wanna see some Derrick Henry.
    Quote Originally Posted by I Push Buttons View Post
    >tfw our 3rd string QB makes better plays than our starter

    [video=youtube;KE7v5R_NJdU]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KE7v5R_NJdU[video]
    That's (was) my quarterback.

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    Still no Dak, still no Jaylon Smith, still no Switzer. I see no point in even paying attention to this game.

  20. #1860
    Bloody hell, now Alex Lewis is out for the season as well. WE must be bloody cursed or something this year. We have now lost Pitta, Tavon Young, Kenneth Dixon, Crockett Gilmore, Nico Siragusa, and now Lewis.

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