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Everything posted by rex-n-effect

  1. I don't have a problem with it as long as there is no evidence the player was working with the team as a potential return player because it is unfair to have that person effectively on the roster but never activated and gain an extra roster player while other teams have to rely on their fifty-three man roster all year. If the player engages in team activities during the season then the player needs to be paid under his contract and counted as either a roster player or on the practice squad. If a team wants to bet its playoff run on somebody who has maybe been keeping in competitive shape through the year but not playing then let them take that chance.
  2. I am optimistic that he is an upgrade from Bowles and with a promising young QB it might be the right fit at the right time. That said, I am not so optimistic that I am locking in wins. Gase was not blowing away the NFL in Miami but I think the organization as a whole will benefit from having an offensive coach even if Gase ends up being a bridge to a better coach.
  3. Seems to have been a good teammate and cared about the work he did even if he will never be remembered as one of the game's greats. He is fortunate to have played as long as he did without any serious injury and will probably have a long career as a coach or analyst for as long as he wants to work.
  4. Pretty much every team has issues to address every year. That does not make them "dumpster fire potential" it makes them a normal business.
  5. I watched Happy Gilmore and Caddyshack and it really does not look that hard.
  6. So mad they are not winning games in early June.
  7. I am usually one to eye roll posts suggesting the team throw away a #1 on every player we might like but here it might be worth serious consideration. Williams is a top LT who might only have five years left to play but if you think Darnold might be QB here for the next fifteen years then maybe a single first round pick is worth securing Darnold's blind side for 20-30% of his career.
  8. Woody's diplomatic post was political patronage. It would end no later than 2020 because the next administration (regardless of who it is) will make decisions about who to seat for the next four years. It is possible that Woody is given a different political position at home or abroad in 2020. You cannot reasonably draw anything from knowing the ambassadorship would expire in 2020 at the latest. Not feeling one way or another about GM rumors until the team announces an employment agreement exists.
  9. If a good owner is one who can improve the profitability of the organization then Woody has been a really good owner. The team is worth considerably more than when his consortium of owners bought it and beats returns on passive investments he could have made with the same money. Fans do not measure success of the organization by its profitability but as long as you keep spending money on the team winning is only an ancillary goal.
  10. The NFLPA is only going to invoke a work stoppage under the most extreme conditions--at this point this is just posturing during negotiations. Taking a year off would be good for most players who could give their bodies time to heal and make health decisions that do not depend upon being ready to perform nine months of every year. Most players cannot afford to make those decisions because teams would fill their positions but with the entire league's players out they could. Certainly some players would not remain in a training and conditioning program of their own and come back in poor shape but the majority would.
  11. That is like a boomer meme became a twitter account. I guess somebody has to consider it funny.
  12. The change in HC was a major reason why the team fractured after 2010. Mangini was not a great coach or talent evaluator but he at least had a disciplined vision of how he wanted to roster built and managed Tannenbaum to some extent. Rex didn't have a vision beyond showing off his defensive prowess and encouraged Tannenbaum to spend zealously. I suspect Woody also felt like the team was on an upswing and wanted to go full tilt towards trying to win and actively encouraged Tannenbaum to spend everything to get there. That is consistent with unloading Mangini after one bad season if Woody felt Mangini was opposed to what Woody wanted Tannenbaum to do and Woody felt a sense of urgency about winning.
  13. These moves are not inconsistent with Gase's statements that he does not want to be involved with roster development. As interim GM he has to do the GM's job at least to some degree which means roster moves the team would have made with a GM still need to be made. I strongly suspect as well that many of these moves are collateral to Mac's discharge as part of unwinding what they considered to be bad moves/moves that needed to be made during the offseason. We don't know how many of these changes are Gase making decisions versus the organization making decisions or some combination.
  14. Hard to believe with less than five months on the team and no allies in the organization with more tenure that he could position CJ to fire the GM. If he had that kind of persuasion he would have taken control of the entire MIA organization.
  15. I guess your operational genius does not include knowing how to read an organizational chart because the Jets call this position the Senior Director of Football Administration which is definitely a filled position in the current front office.
  16. I don't care that they traded him away but I feel like they could have found better value than a sixth.
  17. Chris Johnson probably decided to fire Mac at the same time as Bowles but for one or more reasons felt like the timing was wrong. Given all the teams in the mix for head coaches this offseason Johnson may have made the decision searching for a GM first would delay landing a good coach. I guess it is good the team went into the draft and FA with a GM and a scouting department with some kind of plan but now Johnson has to find a GM willing to accept having no control over the head coach. That may severely limit opportunities to find a good candidate.
  18. Are you sure this isn't a press conference with He Hate Me?
  19. OTOH with the Lions and Bengals at the bottom of both of those lists you can't say drafting 1st round offense is a path to success either.
  20. The roster needs help at WR but looking at where things are right now it looks like the plan is to get Darnold lots of quick short pass options and use a fast paced offense. That would take pressure off the OL and reduce the need for WRs who can stretch the field.
  21. Pretty sure the GM and HC on the same level was instituted by Woody when Bowles and Mac came on in 2015
  22. Single car late night wreck sounds a lot like drunk driving. I could be wrong.
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