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    Jets announced Joe Douglas is their new GM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Goblin View Post
    Jets announced Joe Douglas is their new GM.
    The irony is that was the immediate name everyone was jumping to after the Texans fired Gaine. Leapfrogged again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowpoke is a Gamer View Post
    The irony is that was the immediate name everyone was jumping to after the Texans fired Gaine. Leapfrogged again.
    No. The immediate name everyone was jumping to was Nick Caserio. Texans first choice when they hired Gaine, but weren't allowed to interview by the Patriots.

    Nick Caserio is mentioned again, but I doubt he jumps ship. He has everything he wants in NE except the official title of GM. He's allowed to do GM duties, help with the gameplan, coach during training sessions and even on occasion participate in drills. Other teams would try to box him in, at the price of a title (which means jack squat).

    I know many NE coaches and front office personnel have jumped ship in recent years but I think Caserio is part of the core that sticks around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xskarma View Post
    No. The immediate name everyone was jumping to was Nick Caserio. Texans first choice when they hired Gaine, but weren't allowed to interview by the Patriots.

    Nick Caserio is mentioned again, but I doubt he jumps ship. He has everything he wants in NE except the official title of GM. He's allowed to do GM duties, help with the gameplan, coach during training sessions and even on occasion participate in drills. Other teams would try to box him in, at the price of a title (which means jack squat).

    I know many NE coaches and front office personnel have jumped ship in recent years but I think Caserio is part of the core that sticks around.
    I think he sticks in NE on the same "deal" that keeps McDanials there.

    Another year or two and it's the Caserio-McDanials show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowpoke is a Gamer View Post
    I think he sticks in NE on the same "deal" that keeps McDanials there.

    Another year or two and it's the Caserio-McDanials show.
    Certainly possible. Both are about 25 years younger than BB and have the chance to be the main guy when BB retires. Question is that might be 2 years, but it might be 10 years too or even more. Is it worth spending your professional prime in BB's shadow? That's the question they have to ask themselves. No one knows their answer but them.

    With the Texans job in particular, you know you step into a situation with a franchise QB and some good pieces and that people in Texas LOVE their football. Easy to be swayed by a step up in responsibility and to be your own guy.

    I don't think it's enough, but you never know.

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    I don't think BB is sticking around much longer than Brady. What, he wants to prove he's better than just having a HoF QB? He made Brady, I think everyone knows that.


    Plus, when McDaniels did his shady thing where he backed out of the Colts job, the implication was that BB discussed with him that it'd be his team. I imagine that'd be sooner, not later, otherwise McDaniels could go, coach for a few years in Indy, come back to NE.

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    IDK why anyone would pass on another HC job to take over the Patriots after Brady/Belichick leave, especially one with a (still?) quality QB like Luck. McDaniels would get some leeway from Kraft for loyalty, but lose enough and you're still gone, just half a season later than normal. The franchise is going to be a gaping hole once brady and bill move on.
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    Pretty reasonable 3 year $52.5 million deal for Cam Jordan when other players are getting $20+ mil annually. Up next is the extension for Thomas.
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    Who would't want to see all those heads butt. And AB after the trade drama? Perfect.
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    I'm not sure if you guys have noticed but sometimes I say things that are kind of dumb
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    I just like reading about the "vigorous rubbing" that might affect ball inflation.

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    The first year in LA didn't work, so they're gonna try the last year in Oakland instead! I am surprised the NFL managed to resist the allure of Los Vegas next year for Hard Knocks.
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    Something cool and interesting. The Hall of Fame is moving towards having a special 100th year anniversary class of forgotten and overlooked players: https://footballmaven.io/talkoffame/...kSTuWSU3HEbwg/

    It's a shame that quite a lot of these people are long dead, but it's at least a testament to their existence and the legacy of the game.

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    Honor Tommy Nobis, you cowards!

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    Broncos owner Pat Bowlen has died.

    https://twitter.com/theMMQB/status/1139426123299938304

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    Texans out on Caserio in exchange for the Patriots dropping the Tampering allegations.

    New England goes absolutely ham to keep Caserio in house despite Billy B basically being their GM. Makes you wonder.

    https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/sta...47297711693830
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowpoke is a Gamer View Post
    Texans out on Caserio in exchange for the Patriots dropping the Tampering allegations.

    New England goes absolutely ham to keep Caserio in house despite Billy B basically being their GM. Makes you wonder.

    https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/sta...47297711693830
    Caserio as a clause in his contract that he's not allowed to interview for other teams.

    His contract is over in 2020 though (so end of this season). Going to assume he's a hot commodity next year, unless the Patriots somehow extend his contract. (I somehow doubt he wants to though given how this Texans thing went and how long there was indecision, despite the fact he has that clause. I'm thinking he hoped the clause wouldn't be invoked or wasn't as ironclad as the Patriots felt.)

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    Training camp report dates

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    Fun random training camp tidbit but I went to college at the Bears' old training camp site when they used to cross north of the border for training camp.


    Also on Tyreek Hill, he's going to be meeting with the NFL this week. But the assumption is he'll be back with the Chiefs in time for training camp, which would mean he's not banned for the entire season.
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    AAF being part of this thread title is a hilarious timestamp.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gumboy View Post
    I'm not sure if you guys have noticed but sometimes I say things that are kind of dumb
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    I just like reading about the "vigorous rubbing" that might affect ball inflation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProphetFlume View Post
    AAF being part of this thread title is a hilarious timestamp.
    No idea what you are talking about...

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