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  1. How do you define a Franchise QB?

    Somebody that consistently performs well over the long term. Its a pretty low bar, but half the franchises in the league play musical chairs at the position.
  2. The QB position hasn't changed, but the league wants more high scoring games and less physicality. Rule changes have led to inflated offensive stats across the board, i mean you have Blake Bortles throwing for 4400 yards now. 4k was supposed to be the threshold for the elite QBs, now every moron with a half decent arm can throw for that many. Except our QB of course, we're cursed no matter how offense-friendly the rules may become.
  3. Picking Hackenberg in the 2nd round was a fair shake. Dude isn't close to being an NFL starter.
  4. Decker to the Titans. One year deal.

    Colts have the same schedule, except they play the Broncos instead of the Raiders. With Luck's shoulder still recovering, That division is wide open.
  5. Decker to the Titans. One year deal.

    LOL, this was the first thing that came to my mind.
  6. I'm just in it for the success, really. example: i was at a club a few years ago, grinding up on this chick that was one of my friend's friend's friend "hey"..."sup" "so uh...were you at the party last week?" "no, i was at the jets game. i'm a jets fan!" "oh, that's hot! i like football!" 10 minutes later, bam, 2nd base. true story.
  7. No, you're a fake Jets fan.
  8. will you got to the games?

    of course. cheap tickets.
  9. Schefter: Jets to release Eric Decker

    Hackenberg's career won't last 5 games. He is set up to fail.
  10. they look like a couple of washed up 'Tag team champion' pro wrestlers
  11. NFL Insider John Clayton laid off by ESPN

    I know. Many changed the channel because they were sick of hearing political opinions, and that's fine. Think about it from the broadcaster's point of view: how are they supposed to avoid politics if the players themselves are discussing those topics? We didn't have social media before; it was impossible to know what people are thinking. Now, every player can voice an opinion on something or another, and be heard by millions. Twitter itself has made sports reporting redundant to an extent; there is no need to have that bridge between fans and players. So what has sports reporting been reduced to? 'analysis', or fresh hot takes. I don't need ESPN reporters to tell me what so and so is thinking; i can hear them directly. Just tell me what i'm supposed to make of this. If a guy like LeBron makes a comment on the treatment African Americans, how can you possibly analyse that without mentioning politics? Players are becoming more and more outspoken, and better informed, so the media has no option but to follow suit. You need a different type of journalist to work in this new environment. It sucks, but that's the way it is. Sports media, ESPN or otherwise is basically just; live action & hot takes. Highlights, press conferences, interviews, replays, etc. aren't needed anymore.
  12. Biggest fall from grace?

    For me, it has to be Lance Armstrong. At his peak, he was an enormous sporting icon both here and around the world. He was the ultimate feel-good story: an average Texan that somehow beat cancer and went on to break records in one of the world's most grueling sports. He was a massive inspiration and an endorsement magnet to boot. He was Nike's poster boy, and his fan-base counted the most influential people in the world, such as former President Bush. Most Americans knew nothing about cycling but the image of Lance in that yellow jersey with an American flag was unforgettable. He stuck it to those snobby Frenchmen and Euros. Back in 2004, he had people all across America wearing those yellow livestrong bracelets. In the space of 5 years, he went from being a world renowned superstar athlete to a complete fraud. I can't think of a bigger capitulation than that. While the other guys featured on the poll had a fall from grace, their achievements remained untarnished. Nobody is wiping off Woods' majors, OJ Simpson's touchdowns or Paterno's historic record; they will forever remain in the history books. Armstrong not only had a fall from grace, but his achievements were wiped out. Future generations, including his kids, will look at the TdF's records from 1999-2004, and see empty spaces - as if he never even competed. He is a nobody, and memory of his existence dies with whoever watched him. I'm not sure how he lives with himself. By all accounts, he is a sociopath, so maybe this is 'normal' to him. An entire generation won't have a clue who he is, so he will easily avoid all notoriety. Maybe that's a silver lining of sorts.
  13. NFL Insider John Clayton laid off by ESPN

    +111032048204820 Getting really bored of this 'ESPN IS LOSING SUBSCRIBERZ BECAUSE OF POLITICS' shtick. 1. Their competitors, FS1 have taken bigger losses. Cord cutting en masse. 2. 90% of ESPN content is 'hot take' oriented. It has to be, because highlights and scores are accessible at the tap of a finger. TV is for the older generation. 3. ESPN is a multi-million dollar company and a media institution, they know the pulse of the country better than most. They have a younger group of commentators that can reach a number of different demographics. Its not being 'liberal', its good business sense. 4. Politics affects sport, whether you like it or not. They can't ignore the elephant in the room, especially when players draw attention to issues affecting their communities.