The 2022 Offseason Thread

Discussion in 'NFL General Discussion' started by TJ, Mar 4, 2022.

  1. SportsChump

    SportsChump Well-Known

  2. TJ

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    If the NFL wants the public to trust their league so much that they choose to gamble their hard earned money on their games, they need said public to trust the league. 100%. No ifs, buts or whats.

    I'm a gambler. I just became one very recently when I learned that I can bet 20 pesos (one dollar) on every game I want and not hundreds or thousands, like I believed my whole life (for some reason I always thought it...that it was a rich guys club). Also, gambling was illegal for years in my country, only a few years ago we started getting bombarded with gambling ads first on soccer games and now in every sport.

    If I had a reason...whatever it is, wherever it comes from, to believe that the NFL is not being honest and their games are fixed, I'd stop gambling on them (once again, the main reason I don't gamble in mexican soccer games...I don't trust that league).

    I don't care if the player in question is injured and not playing, and even 2000 miles away from the team. He still has inside knowledge. It's like Wall Street... inside trading is a good analogy.

    Now HOWEVER (just to not say "but") I agree in the part of the NFL being all over the place with their penalties. One year suspension wouldn't be so bad if there were no chatter about the how Browns QB might not even get a suspension. You mentioned the Ray Rice case, and there are several others like that (I never got over the Ezekiel Elliott suspension even after the girl admitted she made the whole thing up, killing our playoff run). The NFL basically says that gambling is worse than domestic violence, or using PEDs and I see why it doesn't fly for a lot of people. I'm not so sure about that. Then again, of course the NFL cares more about money than about integrity, why wouldn't they? Just don't be a hypocrite about it.

    So yes, I agree, gambling players should be punished...but also those punishments need to be more consistent.
     
  3. TJ

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    The Browns just signed Denzel Ward to an extension. 5 years, 100 million, 72 million guaranteed.

    THE SALARY CAP IS FAKE!!!!
     
  4. SportsChump

    SportsChump Well-Known

    Brilliantly said, Teej.

    Do me the favor of cutting and pasting that comment onto my site the next time you're bored. It should attract some healthy convo.

    And as to the Browns salary cap, their QB of the future won't count against it next year so they can afford to dole out a little more coin on players.

    The question remains, where does Baker go?
     
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  5. TJ

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    I don't care. I'm starting my own "THE SALARY CAP IS FAKE" cult. Just like the flat earth society, but more sane and less dumb.

    Open your eyes, people!!
     
  6. SportsChump

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    Let me know when you get t-shirts made.

    START A MOVEMENT! POWER TO THE PEOPLE!
     
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  7. TJ

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    I will. First one out of the printer will be mailed to Stephen Jones. The second one to the Rams GM. It will be a good combo with his "F them picks" shirt.
     
  8. SportsChump

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    Be careful tho, dude. You don't want to be snuffed out by the league.

    They'll be talkin' about you like Kaepernick.
     
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  9. DawkinsINT

    DawkinsINT Tebow free since 9/5/2015.

    The Eagles have signed James Bradberry to a one year deal for $10M. I love this signing. They really didn't have a CB2, and while Bradberry had a down year last year, he's still an upgrade. If he can get back to his usual form to go along with Slay on the other side....niiiice! I've ripped Howie Roseman in the past but he's had a hell of an offseason and draft.
     
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  10. TJ

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    As I've said too many times...I hate it when you're happy, Dawk.

    At this point the only position where the Cowboys are better might be QB. The rest, the Eagles have put together a heck of a team, and still have the draft ammo to go get a QB next year if Hurts doesn't make the leap. The Cowboys didn't get better this offseason, they got worse...way worse, but hey!! Look at all the cap space we have!! Delicious pie!! I hate it already.

    It will be a fun season.
     
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  11. TJ

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    All-World Defensive Tackle and terror of all QBs and offensive lines, Aaron Donald, got a new 65-million dollar extension that runs until 2024. Highest paid non-QB player in NFL history.

    I thought there was a salary cap...
     
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  12. DawkinsINT

    DawkinsINT Tebow free since 9/5/2015.

    There's only a salary cap in Dallas.
     
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  13. TJ

    TJ Dez Caught It

    Yeah, it looks that way. Like a prank all other owners are playing on Jerry and he actually believes it to be true...
     
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  14. TJ

    TJ Dez Caught It

    I read Andrew Brandt's column in SI today. He's a former agent and former "cap specialist" for the Packers. He explained how the Rams are "going around" the cap to pay all their players and remain in "win now" mode for years.

    What blows me away is that the Cowboys do the exact same thing but the results are way too difrerent. They use the same system to pay the wrong players (hi, Zeke) out of sentimentalism. So instead of being in "win now" mode, they remain in "salary cap hell" forever. I want to bang my head against the wall.
     
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  15. DawkinsINT

    DawkinsINT Tebow free since 9/5/2015.

    As much as I've hated his past draft decisions, I'm really glad that Howie Roseman is excellent with managing the cap overall.
     
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  16. TJ

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    That's why I'm going mad too. The Cowboys have had great drafts since 2010 but always choose to keep the wrong players. We kept Zeke and let Byron Jones walk. Same with Anthony Hitchens and Chido Awuze who went on to play in Super Bowls for other teams. They extended Dez Bryant when he was starting to wash up and a lot of other examples. I still can't understand why they cut La'el Collins ffs!! And don't get me started about Amari Cooper.

    Next offseason Diggs and Lamb are up for extensions and I can already hear them saying "we can only afford one". FML.
     
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  17. TJ

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    Eagles unveile their new logo...or wording or whatever. The internet is making fun of them, so I like it xD

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  18. DawkinsINT

    DawkinsINT Tebow free since 9/5/2015.

    I don't like it at all. Too plain. I don't need to spend money on more Eagles gear anyway..haha.
     
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