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  1. FishDuck

    Bears 2016/2017 and Now 2018

    If you still don’t think an elite pass rusher is worth near-QB money go look at the way Blake Bortles carved up the Patriots defense after Trey Flowers got hurt yesterday. If you can’t create pressure with a 4 man rush 99% of QB’s in the league will pick you apart.
  2. FishDuck

    Bears 2016/2017 and Now 2018

    Nagy looked absolutely terrified the later it got and his play calling showed it. That was rough to watch
  3. FishDuck

    Bears 2016/2017 and Now 2018

    Bears looking pretty smart right now
  4. FishDuck

    Bears 2016/2017 and Now 2018

    They really didn’t give up much if you look at the draft picks they sent/received and considering they got a top 5 defensive player in the league, in his prime I think it’s a huge win for the Bears. Still got a QB on rookie contract as well so the $ isn’t much at all in today’s league and in years coming. When you play Rodgers, Stafford, and Cousins twice a year you have to invest in defense and the Bears are building a very talented young group there
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    Monrovia @ Linton

    Doesn’t seem to be much to talk about on this one. Hopefully the Miners continue to improve and can pull this one out. What have been some positives from the first 2 games for Linton? We’ve heard about the negatives
  6. Doesn't seem like an excuse to me, just stating that Linton isn't good enough to beat a good Sullivan squad without one of their best players. Now, if we see a post next week blaming the loss on injured players I would call that an excuse For the record, I'll pick the Miners to come out strong and win a close one. Would hurt me too much to pick Sullivan to win, although I think they are the better team lol
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    2018 Indianapolis Colts

    I've got the Colts around 7-8 wins if Luck plays the entire season; which I believe he will. He looked good last week and the offense is leaps and bounds ahead of its old ways as far as style and play calling. Thought the linebacker corps showed some really good athleticism and potential, especially when it comes to the passing game. Those guys run well and are pretty solid in space for being so young and inexperienced. The problem with the defense is going to be pass rush, which is going to result in a lot of big plays against them because you can't ask any secondary to cover for as long as the Colts are going to be asked to. Also not sure if the defense has enough size to withstand a full game of inside runs. Definitely need another RB, it seems like Mack is pretty injury prone after the shoulder last season and now the hamstring this early on. Still think he and Turbin and solid guys to have in the group, but another decent runner would be helpful. I don't see Ballard busting out the check book next offseason either from what we've seen and heard this year. Except if Oakland lets Mack hit the market, but I doubt that will happen, I expect them to either resign him or trade him to somewhere that will sign him long term. A lot of pass rush talent in next year's draft with the aforementioned Bosa and also Ed Oliver, who I believe is the next Aaron Donald type player in the league. Not to mention Reshaun Gary, Clelin Ferrell, and Christian Wilkins.
  8. Never said anything about not liking you. Seem like a good guy to me and a good fan that supports your team. Some of your arguments make it seem like you get a little too emotionally invested and some of your information has been proven false, but nothing on here is personal. My post was really just a point of humor directed at all of us talking so much about freshman and JV scores when they really don’t have much bearing on what will happen this season. I get it though, it’s almost season time and we are all ready for it to start and ready to see some ball being played!
  9. Oh Lord, please tell me FC’s youth league doesn’t play against CE’s and I’m not about to read how the 3rd grade highlanders beat the brakes off the 3rd grade olympians 😬
  10. Having a tackle that power cleans 375 to run behind doesn’t hurt! 😳 Gaddis doesn’t claim to be a great X’s and O’s Coach; in fact he probably keeps things simpler and more basic than anybody else in the conference. He is just able to get his kids motivated and to do their job at the best of their ability each play. He also has a very good staff, as mentioned with the S&C program as well as each position group. He is a great coach for that reason alone, let alone the other stuff. He’s built a program and a tradition there and I think most coaches will agree that once you get that built it coaches itself.
  11. Having seen the kid in person twice and a couple more times on video I will say he at the very least will be a high level special teams contributor and a great practice/locker room guy for Notre Dame. At the very least! He is the type of guy that successful teams have on their roster and even if he doesn't play a down of meaningful defensive football in his career (which I wouldn't bet on being the case) he will still be successful there and will excel in whatever role he has and as a student. Out of curiosity, how many 1A level guys have signed scholly's with big time schools like Notre Dame or other power 5 level teams? I know someone mentioned Nick Zachery above, I believe he was a preferred walk-on at IU and didn't play for more than a season or so? Just curious as to how many of these "small school" guys actually get a shot at the big time.
  12. Your best lineman last season was recorded at 5'11 and 240lbs. Can't imagine what 6'4 260 will do for you lol McDonald is going to be really really good
  13. I'll agree that powerlifting doesn't always equate to football success. But when East comes out with 2 TE's, 6 inch line splits, and runs inside zone behind 7 guys that all Bench, Squat, and Clean more than your guys you are in trouble to say the least lol
  14. Are those results posted anywhere? Curious as to how every one did this year
  15. Curious as to why not? I know Floyd is a good program and would like to get already-proven commodities, but would also think this would be a good time to bring in a new viewpoint and maybe some new culture.
  16. Different thread, 1 day before I posted.
  17. That information had already been made public and was already announced on the GID before it was posted on this thread
  18. FishDuck

    2018 Draft

    Before the fun gets started tonight I want to make a couple predictions... 1. The Colts will hit a home run with this draft. I see Chubb still being on the board at 6 for them to take in round 1 after 4 QB's go in the top 5. If Chubb isn't there they still have the options of Nelson or Roquan Smith; both guys would be starters for a decade in Indy. In round 2 I see them taking an OT with their first pick (Williams from Texas, or O'neill from Pitt), a corner with the next pick (Hughes from UCF, or Jackson from LSU), and a running back with their 3rd (Chubb from Georgia, or Walton from Miami). In the 3rd round they will get a linebacker, Malik Jefferson is my guess for a name to watch for. I see all of these guys being starters, or solid rotational guys in 2-3 years. 2. The Cleveland Browns once again screw up their future at the QB position, but get Saquan Barkley at 4 to disguise it a little. News I'm seeing is that they are going to take Baker Mayfield at number 1. I don't dislike Baker, but I would never take him as the 1st overall pick. To me Sam Darnold is the much safer, all around solid QB who will have a very good career. Taking Barkley at 4 will help their offense to disguise not having a great QB, especially with their signing of Carlos Hyde. Barkley isn't a 25 carry a game guy for a full season in the league, but he will give them a very good rotation and will be a playmaker. 3. New England will not trade either of their 2 first round picks tonight. If Lamar Jackson is there at 23 they will take him there, but won't try to trade up for him. My preference lately has been to seem them take 2 guys like Kolton Miller, Jaire Alexander, Carlton Davis, or Rashaan Evans. The defense is in desperate needs of athleticism, so Leighton Vander-Esch would be a great fit but his neck issues scare me too much. In round 2 I see them taking a QB-Mason Rudolph or Kyle Lauletta and a pass rusher-would like to see Sam Hubbard from OSU still be available, but not likely so they might have to settle for a specialist guy like Arden Key from LSU, or Okoronkwo from OK.
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    2018 Draft

    I think a lot of this has to do with it being Rutgers, who hasn't been a strong program for a while. I was at Georgia for their coaching clinic a few weeks ago and got to watch a couple practices on the field. Lemme tell ya, those guys are NOT small lol
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    2018 Draft

    Not many teams looking to run it down your throat 30 times a game in today's NFL. And not many teams playing linebackers that can't run with tight ends or running backs. Let's take a look at some of the best LB's in the game today: Luke Kuechly--6'3" 240lbs Telvin Smith---6'3" 220lbs Alec Ogeltree---6'2" 235lbs Bobby Wagner---6'0" 245lbs Deion Jones---6'1" 225lbs Ryan Shazier---6'1" 230lbs And Leonard Floyd is the same height as Jack Lambert and listed about 25lbs heavier. The game has changed; speed is king
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    2018 Draft

    For the whole debate on if a Guard is worthy of a top pick or not I would say to just remember that the best way to protect a QB is not only to have a good left tackle, but to also be able to give him a pocket to step up into. Also have to remember that you can help out a tackle with a tight end or a back chipping or staying in to protect, but you can't help out a guard with a dominate 3 technique. Look at the Tom Brady strip sack to seal the Super Bowl this year; the new trend is to be able to kick a d-end into a 3 technique where you know he is going to be 1 on 1 with the guard in a passing situation. The value of guards in this league is increasing year by year, you see what Andrew Norwell got paid this year? I understand that he wasn't a top draft pick, in fact I think he was undrafted, but you can't rely on someone like that hitting again. On film Nelson looks like the next Zach Martin to me and that guy is well worth a number 6 pick in today's brand of ball.
  22. FishDuck

    2018 Draft

    Very solid draft for the Colts. Will be curious to see how their 2nd round picks work out, Leonard seems to be a good fit for the new defense and Smith might be a good rotational guy that can play guard or right tackle. Kemoko Turay and Deon Cain were their best picks outside of Nelson IMO, I expect both guys to make splash plays this year. Thought they might go with more of a work horse running back, but Hines is a big play guy and will fill the Corey Clement role well in Reich's offense. I thought Jacksonville was absolutely perfect in their first 3 picks, with Taven Bryan who very well could be the next Calais Campbell and DJ Chark who will take the top off a defense and will likely see a lot of 1 on 1 coverage. Also looks like Tennessee had a very good weekend. Roquan Smith and James Daniels are perfect fits for the Bears culture and I could see both WR's they drafted getting some catches this season. Pretty happy with the Patriots draft as well. Wynn is a great prospect at Guard in my opinion, adding Trent Brown via trade will help allow him to play guard. Dawson, Bentley, and Sam will help add some young athletic talent to the defense. Michel will be a stud in the offense game plans from week to week. And then you have Braxton Berrios who has a very good shot at being Danny Amendola 2.0. And also Trader Bill once again does Trader Bill things with 8 draft day trades and now New England is sitting with 6 projected picks in the first 3 rounds next year including a 2nd rounder from Chicago that will likely be a top 15-20 selection. I think it is safe to say that BB won't be going anywhere for a couple more years ;)
  23. FishDuck

    2018 Draft

    Love the pick for Chicago! Colts made the safest, smartest pick they could have made. It isn’t flashy, but Nelson will start for a decade and will set the attitude up front for your team.
  24. Would he even consider leaving East though? I would imagine he is the next guy in line for the job there when Gaddis retires. Agree it would be a huge hire for FC though.
  25. I don’t know the answers to your questions, but do know that I have seen it stated on the GID which was where I was made aware. Thus making it “official enough” for me to post a congratulations.
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