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2019 NFL off-season thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by John B. Foster, Jan 23, 2019.

  1. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    They could have chosen not to trade up for him.
  2. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    They traded up one spot (they definitely overpaid for that), but that wasn't the point; they were expected to get one of the top 2 quarterbacks, and they needed to do whatever it took to be in a position to get one of them.
  3. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    To say they didn't have a choice is simply not accurate. They could have stayed at No. 3. Instead they overpaid to move up a spot for the guy. If they did that just to relieve pressure from the fans, they were idiots.

    I'm not saying it was wrong to pick the guy there. If you have the No. 2 overall pick in that draft and you don't have a great quarterback, you take Leaf. At the time, that was the right call. To claim otherwise is pure hindsight. But to say they had no choice when they gave up so much to trade up for him simply isn't true.
  4. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

  5. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Bell wanted more money. Brown wanted more money. Both of them did what they did before Colbert's comment. Somebody's reaching really hard to play the race card and he's ignoring the higher value placed on quarterbacks to do it.

    Colbert's comment was asinine. I'll give him that. The rest, well, perhaps he should notice that Pouncey and Foster are backing Roethlisberger and perhaps he should take note of their race.
  6. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

  7. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

  8. John B. Foster

    John B. Foster Well-Known Member

    That ratio.....

    I know, not really off-season news. Just did not know where to post it.
  9. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

  10. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Standard sportswriters make $150k!?!

  11. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    Fuck me. I left the biz way too soon!
  12. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    Well played.

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