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  1. I'd like to revisit this article and possible interview with Snacks after a week that Brandon drops 3-4 crucial passes in a loss and then rips the team for effort in an emotional from the heart of a leader locker room speech.
  2. Harris and McCown are great examples. Are they really competing for a job? **** no. They're slotted week 1 starters 100% guaranteed. Rontez Miles has been out playing Pyror for years...does he get a shot to play in front of Maye or Adams? **** no. What about Skrine? Beachum? Mo? Sheldon? Forte? Decker? Claiborne? **** no. Competition is fun talk but it isnt real. Especially when dealing with a complete players coach moron like Bowles.
  3. And the year before....rolling out Cro game after game while Marcus Williams was shining. My gawd.
  4. Bowles has been preaching competition since he walked in the door and proceeded to hand every job to every sh*t head vet on the team. I'll believe that he's actually running an open competition when I see someone who to deserves take snaps from someone who is playing like sh*t but has a fancy name or contract or a high draft pick.
  5. I know bud. I love your work. Truly do. It's why I always respond and contribute to your threads. I appreciate the work and the topic. I guess I'm just depressed we're actually having to discuss it.
  6. While this is all true, I think you're making it out to be much easier than it is. If it was so easy to just fix mechanics and rely on muscle memory, all of us would be scratch golfers. No 300lb men chasing you down in golf. Or a more real life example that I can compare to is surfing. I surf and I'm good but I'm no pro. I know pros and surf with them and they often will give me tips. One of my buddies who is on the qualifying tour has taught me some technique on a long skateboard that is all about correcting my mechanics. It should translate onto a wave and a surf board ie: where my feet should be, how I need to bend my knees o do certain turns, releasing my hips at the right to maximize power, how to position myself in the barrel, etc. But when all of a sudden when I'm staring down a wave and I have seconds to react...it all goes out the window and I resort back to what I know will work to at least make sure I caught the wave. Meanwhile, I missed an incredible barrel section because I had a poor take off or I miss timed my turn because of bad foot placement. Now I get that pro athletes should be better at this, hence them being a pro...but I still dont think it's that easy. If it were, every player could be ridden of bad habits.
  7. He didnt throw at the combine because if he did, he would have willed that ball to 56 MPH!!!!!
  8. Do you think Hack will finish his NFL playing career with 17 TD's and 9 INT's?
  9. It's funny because I think the same things were said about McCown at one point. The NFL's Secret Freak Athlete: Josh McCown Absolutely Destroyed the 2002 NFL Combine Updated: September 15, 2016 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Play Mute Current Time0:52 / Duration Time1:26 Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% ShareFullscreen Now Playing How to Perform the 5-10-5 Shuttle Drill How to Perform the 5-10-5 Shuttle Drill When I say the name "Josh McCown," you probably don't think "freak athlete," right? After all, he's a lanky 37-year-old journeyman with a record of 18-39 as a starting NFL QB. Also, plays like this don't exactly scream "superb athlete": Twitter Ads info & Privacy However, looks can be deceiving. Going off pure measurables, Josh McCown is an absolute athletic freak. In fact, he might be one of the most athletic quarterbacks in NFL history. How do I know? Because McCown absolutely destroyed the 2002 NFL Combine. Check out these numbers (all data per nflcombineresults.com): McCown measured in at just over 6-foot-3 and weighed 223 pounds McCown posted a 38.5-inch Vertical Jump McCown jumped a 10-foot Broad Jump McCown recorded a 3.90 20-Yard Short Shuttle McCown recorded a 6.85 3-Cone Drill McCown ran a 4.59 40-Yard Dash Those numbers are pretty impressive in their own right. But when you compare them to how other quarterbacks have performed at the Combine, it becomes clear that McCown is a serious outlier. Combine data goes back to 1999, so let's see how McCown stacks up. RELATED: Max Out Your Speed and Strength With This NFL Combine Training Program His 20-Yard Short Shuttle is the second-best by a quarterback in Combine history, ahead of guys like Johnny Manziel and Tyrod Taylor. His Vertical Jump is tied for the fifth-best by a quarterback in Combine history, ahead of players like Michael Vick and Marcus Mariota. His Broad Jump is tied for the 20th-best by a quarterback in Combine history, ahead of guys like Russell Wilson and Donovan McNabb. His 40-Yard Dash is tied for the 29th-best by a quarterback in Combine history. He's just the 10th quarterback to run a 4.59 or faster while also being at least 76 inches tall. His 3-Cone Drill is tied for the 30th-best in Combine history, ahead of guys like Cam Newton. McCown's SPARQ score, a number that takes into account an athlete's size and measurables, is the fifth-best in NFL history. Twitter Ads info & Privacy McCown's incredible Combine performance helped him rocket up the draft board. He was ultimately selected with the 81st overall pick by the Arizona Cardinals. If you think he's lost all of the athleticism that helped him post those crazy numbers, you'd be wrong: Twitter Ads info & Privacy Twitter Ads info & Privacy Strange but true—clumsy Josh McCown really is an athletic freak. RELATED: 10 Off-Season Drills and Tips for Quarterbacks
  10. No doubt. I mean, other than letting go of the object in your hand at the right time, what is more important than stepping in to your throw? It aint easy being green...
  11. Funny you mention this considering our opinions of what's been recently made in the Star Wars world. I just read this article which I thought was interesting and I kind of agree with in a lot of ways (except that part I've obviously seen all the Star Wars and think the story is one of the best ever told). LucasFilm/Disney That’s what I told my coworkers at Digital Trends a few weeks back. The air went out of the room. Everyone gasped in disbelief, then proceeded to viciously laugh and pepper me with questions. Yes. I breathed air for 29 years without watching a single second of George Lucas’ space fever dream. All I knew about Stars Wars at that point were glow in the dark swords and daddy issues. This was unacceptable. Like a Sith master and his apprentice (I think?), they sought to bring me to the dark side. For the last week, I was force fed all the Star Wars movies I could handle, and in the fanciest, most modern way possible. Yep. I succumbed to peer pressure, partially to shut my coworkers up, but also to finally find out what all the fuss has been about for the last 40 years. That’s right, 40 years: the first film in the Star Wars franchise was was released on May 25, 1977, exactly 40 years ago today. So to come to grips with this thing, I watched the series in the new modified machete order. It’s an overly complex, out-of-order way to watch the franchise, likely created by someone with too much free time … and who may or may not understand that all of this is fake. I started with Rogue One, zipped through Episode IV and V (A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back) before rewinding time and hitting the two final prequels (Episodes II and III, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith), then Return of the Jedi (Episode VI). Finally, The Force Awakens during which I entered a state of delirium. We skipped The Phantom Menace (Episode I) because it was agreed the film is unnecessary torture. What is it with Star Wars fans and the order these movies are watched? I need a movie just to understand it all. I sat down in front of a fancy, 65-inch 4K TV with question in mind: What the hell is Star Wars? I quickly learned almost everything I thought I knew over the last 29 years was wrong. The force shines strongest in Episode III I’m going to get right to it: As a new watcher in 2017, Star Wars Episode III – Revenge of the Sith is my favorite Star Wars film, and I’m ready to throw down Ron Burgundy-style fisticuffs to defend it — which I may have to do, judging by the reactions I’m getting. How is a film with non-stop action, the most profound dialogue from George Lucas, and the saddest end to a lightsaber fight in Star Wars history not the best one? Revenge of the Sith has it all. Even Yoda, the character my friends and I joked was a geriatric, feces-colored ragdoll, had me imitating sword swiping in the air trying to will him to defeat the chancellor. The Empire Strikes Back, my second favorite of the bunch, has the more expansive scope and better talent, but Episode III has more fun. I like fun, don’t you? I have seen the light, and it’s gorgeous Even if you Star Wars purists who bashed the prequels did not like watching some of the films, I’m sure you loved looking at all of them like I did. The second most surprising thing I was never told about Star Wars is how absolutely beautiful it is. Watching these films on a widescreen, 4K TV made me giddy like a teenager every time I would see all the colors of this universe. If you do not audibly gasp in awe when the Millennium Falcon soars into the picturesque red clouds of Bespin in Empire Strikes Back, and again when Luke’s hanging among them waiting for his ride out of there, blink twice. You may be blind. Watching these films I often whispered to myself “do you understand how stupid you were not watching this years ago?” It goes beyond beauty, though. After 15+ hours of Stars Wars viewing in 10 days, one prevailing thought has put a Darth Vader death grip on my mind: Star Wars is a masterful normalization of the abnormal. Choking people through video chat with The Force seems like a cool iPhone feature now, but Star Wars made me feel at home in worlds that could never exist — a skill current sci-fi franchises like Transformers fail at, despite their best attempts to pummel your eyes with CGI robots that look like they’re made of silverware. In Star Wars, Most of the alien languages are not translated and Han Solo cuts open a dead animal and stuffs Luke inside it to prevent him from freezing to death at the beginning of Empire Strikes Back. It’s crazy and insane, but feels normal in the strangest of ways. Even the ships and planets look worn and beaten. They aren’t glossy and new, as modern films’ vision of of the future often is. Star Wars hooked me by the end of A New Hope, and has not lost its grip on my fascination … for the most part. I don’t like Rogue One at all, or Princess Leia Let’s finally address the $3.1 billion wookie in the room: both of the newer films barely add anything worthwhile to the Star Wars story. A Force Awakens is a really enjoyable movie, but it’s essentially Star Wars 101. Old characters and props are central to the story and the biggest surprise in the film is the same “I’m your father” plot reheated. And I know it got great reviews, but Rogue One is definitely the worst Star Wars movie. It’s full of characters I didn’t care about, and the information it added about the Death Star plans could have been condensed to a 10 minute short before A New Hope. Or maybe Princess Leia could have been the one tearing it up to secure the plans; her character would’ve become a lot more interesting. Frankly, she was boring in the original trilogy. LucasFilm/Disney Speaking of the woman who made cinnamon buns a hairstyle phenomena, I always heard how she was a great trailblazer for women in sci-fi during the 1970s. So, it brought a tear to my eye when I finished the films and realized every interesting thing about her was tied to a man. For the most part, she’s Han’s love interest, Kylo’s mom, a damsel in distress, or Luke’s sister who she unwittingly gives a passionate kiss to make Han jealous. I almost threw up when I realized Stars Wars really went that far for a romantic arc. Splash some water on your face and wash the nostalgia off, it’s time to admit Princess Leia is the most overrated character in all of Star Wars. But it’s not all her fault. She also had bad lines. I went into Star Wars knowing the dialogue was going to be horrible, and it lived down to my expectations. The dialogue (as written) is so stiff and uninspired I often could not tell if characters were supposed to have emotions in some of the films. Here’s a fun game: replace “sand” with “Star Wars dialogue” for the following Star Wars quote: “I don’t like sand. It’s coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere.” Anakin Skywalker said that in Episode II. He talked for a few minutes about sand. George Lucas needs to thank all of the billions of dollars Star Wars has made him on the fact that actors like Harrison Ford could charm a snake by simply reciting the alphabet. I’m happy I watched them in this weird new order Now that I have hyper-jumped through the Star Wars galaxy, I’m now at a place where I can confidently say I am happy I saw the films, and even happier I did not watch them when they originally released. I doubt I would have appreciated how wonderfully complex Darth Vader is as a character watching in any other way than the strange ‘machete’ order. He was a heartless monster in Rogue One, A New Hope, and The Empire Strikes Back until right at the end when he calls out for his son and then saunters off when Luke decides he’d rather die than join him. Going directly from that scene into two films centered on how much the love of Anakin Skywalker’s wife and child turned him to the dark side made the climax of Return of the Jedi a believable, beautiful end to his story. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope More Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Walt Disney Pictures Everyone who encouraged me to watch Star Wars told me to not judge the the original trilogy too harshly since the visuals and dialogue have aged a bit. As if I was about to meet their very sweet, but very senile grandparent. Starting with the modern look of Rogue One followed by Episode IV and V, and then the last two prequels I could see a cool evolution of Star Wars’ visual effects. If I did not see Episode II right after Empire Strikes Back I would not have noticed how the cheesy look of Han Solo maneuvering through asteroids was vastly more believable when Obi Wan was doing the same in Episode II thanks to its extensive computer-generated effects. But old graphics or not, I still loved seeing the Falcon rip it up. The Force is (kind of) strong Look, if anyone tells you Star Wars is deep enough to warrant the massive fandom, do not believe them. If someone, like teenage me, tells you Star Wars is horrible, do not believe them either. Star Wars is a wonderfully entertaining franchise with some interesting commentary on the importance of family and the complexities of good and evil. But, it’s a tad overrated, simply because people have literally worshipped it. It’s good, but it’s not that good. I never ventured into a galaxy far, far away until now because Star Wars barely existed to me, growing up. My parents never had any VHS tapes of it around to pass down to a potential padawan; None of my friends talked about it outside of dirty Yoda jokes; And the little I did hear about Star Wars just seemed silly. The main character finds out the evil villain is his long, lost father? Cool. That happens on The Jerry Springer Show every day. Worst of all, I grew up during the age of the Star Wars prequels. My impressionable mind never could shake the sight of grown men dressing up like homeless monks to watch a prequel movie they’re only going to ridicule. As a teenager, all I wanted was to be cool, and Star Wars was to cool what a bandaid is to a gunshot wound. Not enough, and painful to endure. I would not consider myself a Star Wars fan (yet?), but I am definitely a Star Wars appreciator. I can feel The Force, but it is not in me. Maybe that will change when I go see The Last Jedi in December. Until then, it is good to finally know what the hell Star Wars is.
  12. I'd say 50% completion is unacceptable in today's game but otherwise, I'd be very optimistic.
  13. Maybe I'm just depressed that we're discussing our 2nd round QB's inability to do the most basic mechanic in the art of throwing anything.....errrrr...wait...darts? Darts you use the same foot, right?
  14. I'd say Hack in the 2nd was worse. Obviously he could prove that wrong but Tebow was definitely a more sensible pick. Even as a Florida fan, I knew Tebow would never be an NFL QB but I can remember saying at the time, I wouldnt bet against him because he's just that type of a competitor/Football player. While flawed, he did leave college as one of the best to ever play, the most efficient passer in SEC history and the first player in the history of the NCAA to run and throw for 20+ TD's in a season. And for as short as his career was, that ride he took the Broncos on was wild...all those comebacks in dramatic fashion, his all or nothing play, the playoff win vs. the Steelers. Hack is going to be very fortunate to have that much success in the NFL.
  15. Just like here, he'll be a good guy till he cant help himself anymore. Watch. He'll hold back OBJ from strangling Eli in week 3 and by Week 16, they're going to come after him like tag team style.