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What a f*cking boring Superbowl it's gonna be. Two teams who only run the ball instead of throwing. Snooze fest.
 

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What a f*cking boring Superbowl it's gonna be. Two teams who only run the ball instead of throwing. Snooze fest.
To be fair this post turned out half right. Rams couldn’t run it either as well as throw.

As a Pats fan I enjoyed the game obviously not least for the very old school feel to it. Think McVay got shown up a bit, seemed intent on imposing his game plan regardless and did not make any of the necessary adjustments as there wasn’t a great mystery to what the Pats were doing, largely cover four and a few zero blitzes. If Goff is going to progress he really needs to be able to show a sign of being able to read a Defense and change things up at the line as suspect the book will be out on them for next year.

Big summer ahead now, need to sign up Flowers to a long term deal and also the issue of a likely Gronk retirement. Obviously past his best now but some big shoes to fill.
 
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Big summer ahead now, need to sign up Flowers to a long term deal and also the issue of a likely Gronk retirement. Obviously past his best now but some big shoes to fill.
I would be very suprised if Gronk does not retire he is definately not the same guy he was in previous seasons I think it will be more or less impossible to replace.

The combine should be interesting coming up in the next few weeks I think all the attention is going to be on the Defensive prospects so I can see some big movements both up and down Oliver for one I can see making some big numbers given how much of a freak athlete he is at Defensive Tackle plus there is bound to be at least one or two Quarterbacks move up big time.

Other players I am interested in but won't make the headline grabbing numbers would be Renfrow and Isabella both who impressed me in the Senior bowl
 
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Some reyt trades going down.

OBJ to Cleveland is wild. Along with Chubb and Hunt at RB and Mayfield a year more mature, they're gonna win the north aren't they?

AB to the Raiders, Bell to the Jets... Dudes, stay in Pittsburgh.

Very not unhappy with who the Bills have brought in. Needed weapons for Allen to throw to and John Brown and Cole Beasley aren't a bad couple to pick up.

Liked Brown since he was in that good offense at Arizona a few years back. Never been the top WR (I don't think) on a team but seems very capable on his day. They should both be an upgrade on what we had last year either way.

Frank Gore too. Happy to have him just because it's Frank Gore. Him + Shady + Ivory are like 95 years old but it's Frank Gore! Someone said on Reddit if you need 2 yards he'll get you 4 and if you need 5 yards he'll also get you 4 which sounds about right. Good that we'll get to see him in a Buffalo kit though.
 
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A lot of the moves so far are exactly why I'd be reluctant to make any waves on the first day or so of free agency given some of the contracts handed out. The deal the Raiders gave Trent Brown from us (baring in mind he's really only produced one season) was ridiculous, pays to be left tackle in the Pats system I guess. Disapponted to lose Trey Flowers but again at that price there was no way we were matching. Got an adequate replacement in Michael Bennett who we traded for a week ago in any case.

AB got a great deal in terms of guaranteed money, how happy he'll be after a season of Derek Carr throwing it to him rather than Big Ben remains to be seen.

Agree with Stagat about the Bills work, made some low key improvements there which is absolutely the right way to go about free agency. Of the big moves I do like Earl Thomas to the Ravens, explains why they let Weddle walk and as close to an Ed Reed replacement as you could get.
 
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Some reyt trades going down.

OBJ to Cleveland is wild. Along with Chubb and Hunt at RB and Mayfield a year more mature, they're gonna win the north aren't they?
I think the Browns was legit even before OBJ they was my fav to take Afc North what with Steelers in Chaos, Ravens I can see seriously regressing not convinced by Lamar and they have lost a lot of talent on defence in free agency as for the Bengals with a new coach are a major question mark.

Very not unhappy with who the Bills have brought in. Needed weapons for Allen to throw to and John Brown and Cole Beasley aren't a bad couple to pick up.
Personally I think the big signings for the Bills is that they got Allen some really good protection in particular I think Morse is the pick of the bunch It will be really interesting to see what way the Bills go in the Draft I would personally like to see Oliver if he is availble as replacement for Kyle or Jonah Williams and slot him in as a Right Tackle
 
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I think the Browns was legit even before OBJ they was my fav to take Afc North what with Steelers in Chaos, Ravens I can see seriously regressing not convinced by Lamar and they have lost a lot of talent on defence in free agency as for the Bengals with a new coach are a major question mark.

Personally I think the big signings for the Bills is that they got Allen some really good protection in particular I think Morse is the pick of the bunch It will be really interesting to see what way the Bills go in the Draft I would personally like to see Oliver if he is availble as replacement for Kyle or Jonah Williams and slot him in as a Right Tackle
Yep. I dunno about the Ravens and Steelers tbh as far as who'll be better. Thomas and Ingram look good acquisitions for the former and the latter still have JuJu and Conner. Dunno who's coming second or third with those but think we know who's coming 4th...

Am sure you're right about the Bills too. Tbh I'm not that well up on players in the non-glamour positions. Am like a Chelsea fan who got more excited about signing Duff than Makelele or summat (best analogy I have right now) so it's always appreciated to read comments like you make. I should take more of an interest in those positions really.

I think Allen definitely needed more protection so he doesn't end up running all the time. That added to the two new WRs will hopefully see him do so.
 

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Getting stung by the AB trade was frustrating but he wanted out and used whatever leverage he had to achieve his objectives, what the Giants did trading OBJ is mystifying. They had a superstar running back in Saquon Barkley to supplement their superstar wide receiver and yet they're trying to rebuild with Eli Manning at the helm? He's washed, done, finished. As for the Browns, well they're loaded so it's hardly a surprise everybody has them as favourites to take the AFC North. The picks John Dorsey has at his disposal in the draft I'd imagine would be focusing on bolstering their offensive line and linebacker corps.

Tyreek Hill is also being investigated for an incident of battery, SMH if he has done this because you'd have thought he would have learnt the first time around?

On the Steelers to finish - for all these claims of a self-imposed disastrous offseason, the team still has a legitimate #1 Wide Receiver, one of the best offensive lines in the NFL, a solid running back and a hall of fame QB. Defensively I worry, but what's new? Le'Veon Bell playing himself has been my personal highlight this offseason.
 
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Am sure you're right about the Bills too. Tbh I'm not that well up on players in the non-glamour positions. Am like a Chelsea fan who got more excited about signing Duff than Makelele or summat (best analogy I have right now) so it's always appreciated to read comments like you make. I should take more of an interest in those positions really.
Yeah I can understand that It is kind of hard to judge the players who don't touch the ball but it is where you win games generally in the Trenches you only have to look how often Offensive tackles get overpaid latest one being Trent Brown

Hill has had a pop at his three year old lad if reports are accurate. If true get rid of the c***.
Yeah I don't know what to make of it not really enough information especially as he is only named on the first Police report (Which got dismissed) also i can see teams lining up around the block if he came available
 
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Also kinda fundamental to have a franchise QB pride_of_notts if you're going to have both lines winning the line of scrimmage. Like a broken record, I think (we) Steelers are covered in that regard.
Yeah it's massively important having a Franchise QB but O line massively impacts both on the Run game and Passing game Also you don't want your Franchise Qb running for his life behind a bad O line. As for the Steelers I agree they should be good but I don't think they can through with another chaotic season like last year especially with what seems to resurgent Browns and for that Tomlin is going to have to lay down the law and I am not convinced he will do it.
 

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