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About estang74

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  1. Run on 1st Down

    How many times are we going to run on first down? It seems like we keep doing that game after game and gain a yard or two at best. How about mixing it up a bit to make the D think?
  2. "Hey Petty looks good."

    And Petty has looked like crap, over throwning wide open receivers. Not the answer, just like he wasn’t last year either.
  3. Whenever the NFL Draft rolls around, general managers dream of franchise cornerstones. The notion of adding a difference-maker—a prospect most just assume will develop into a Pro Bowl player—in the first round is enough to make front offices and fans giddy in anticipation. Not to kill anyone's draft-fueled buzz, but you might be surprised to find out just how many first-round picks don't turn out to be game-changing stars. Everyone knows infamous busts like Vernon Gholston and JaMarcus Russell, but the line of first-round selections that fall short of high expectations is longer than you might think. Of the 319 first-round picks taken in the last 10 years (the Patriots forfeited their 2008 selection as a penalty for "Spygate"): — 98 made at least one Pro Bowl (31 percent) — 55 made multiple Pro Bowls (17 percent) In other words, less than a third of "can't-miss" prospects selected in the first rounds of the last 10 NFL drafts have gone to even one Pro Bowl. As most NFL observers realize, one Pro Bowl season can sometimes be a mirage. Those who have made more than one postseason trip to Hawaii are even more alarming—fewer than one in five from the last 10 first rounds. If those trends hold up, only five or six teams will draft a player in the first round this year who ultimately lives up to his expectations. Here is a position-by-position look at the number of Pro Bowl players from the first round of the last 10 drafts. Quarterbacks: 9 of 30 = 30.0 percent Running Backs: 8 of 27 = 29.6 percent Wide Receivers: 10 of 37 = 27.0 percent Tight Ends: 7 of 13 = 53.8 percent Offensive Tackles: 8 of 37 = 21.6 percent Centers: 3 of 7 = 42.8 percent Guards: 3 of 7 = 42.8 percent Defensive Ends: 7 of 41 = 17.0 percent Defensive Tackles: 8 of 33 = 24.2 percent Linebackers: 13 of 32 = 40.6 percent Cornerbacks: 13 of 39 = 33.3 percent Safeties: 9 of 16 = 56.2 percent Here are first-round picks from the last 10 years who made more than one Pro Bowl appearance: Quarterbacks: 6 of 30 = 20 percent Running Backs: 4 of 27 = 14.8 percent Wide Receivers: 4 of 37 = 10.8 percent Tight Ends: 1 of 13 = 7.6 percent Offensive Tackles: 5 of 37 = 13.5 percent Centers: 2 of 7 = 28.5 percent Guards: 3 of 7 = 42.8 percent Defensive Ends: 4 of 41 = 9.7 percent Defensive Tackles: 6 of 33 = 18.1 percent Linebackers: 8 of 32 = 25.0 percent Cornerbacks: 6 of 39 = 15.3 percent Safeties: 6 of 16 = 37.5 percent While the sample sizes aren't huge for interior offensive linemen, those who have been good enough to warrant selection in the first round over the last 10 years have generally not disappointed. That's a strong indicator for teams eyeing players at these positions with first-round grades this year such as Stanford guard David DeCastro, Georgia guard Cordy Glenn and Wisconsin center Peter Konz. Most of the positions other than center and guard have been well-represented in the first round over the last 10 drafts. As it turns out, your best bet for a future Pro Bowl player is at linebacker and safety. More than a third of safeties selected early have the trip to the Pro Bowl on more than one occasion. Given this track record, the teams taking a look at Alabama safety Mark Barron should feel good about his future. The four positions with the most players selected in the first round over the last decade are defensive end, cornerback, offensive tackle and wide receiver—none of which have fared well at all in terms of producing Pro Bowl players. Buyer beware. Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III will be the first two players selected in this year's draft, making this the ninth time in the last 11 drafts that a quarterback will go with the No. 1 overall pick. Compared to most positions, first-round quarterbacks have done well in terms of developing into Pro Bowl players. But the fact that 80 percent of those selected in the first round over the last 10 years have not been to multiple Pro Bowls has to be a bit deflating to general managers thinking of taking the plunge on Luck, RG3, Ryan Tannehill, et al. Of the eight quarterbacks who have gone first overall in the last 10 years, three have been to the Pro Bowl (Cam Newton, Eli Manning and Carson Palmer) and Manning is the only one to win a Super Bowl. Regardless of where your team picks or what position it targets, there are no sure things in the first round. More often than not, the player selected will fail to reach his projected Pro Bowl potential.
  4. Main reason coach has to be fired. It’s insane when you realize that we should be in first place. Young kids are fighting. Here’s hoping they pick the right QB in the draft next year.
  5. Easley was a beast. Defensive player of the year, 4 all pros and 5 pro bowls. Without kidney disease, he would have been one of the all time greats. He belongs in just like Klecko does. It's a shame that it took that long for Easley and Klecko should have been in decades ago. The not counting sacks until 81' really hurt him I believe in the voters eyes.
  6. 2016 Cleveland Browns 5 165 90 54.5 33.0 1,100 6.7 220.0 6 3.6 6 3.6 54 14 2 18 126 72.3 2015 Cleveland Browns 8 292 186 63.7 36.5 2,109 7.2 263.6 12 4.1 4 1.4 56 24 6 23 137 93.3 2014 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 11 327 184 56.3 29.7 2,206 6.7 200.5 11 3.4 14 4.3 56T 28 6 36 235 70.5 2013 Chicago Bears 8 224 149 66.5 28.0 1,829 8.2 228.6 13 5.8 1 0.4 80T 21 3 11 37 109.0 the last 4 years on crap teams and it seems like every other year he puts up respectable numbers. He's not as bad as everyone is saying on here, he has experience playing on crap teams, he's a vet with many years under his belt and he understands his role. We could have done a lot worse than him and at 6 million for one year, its a lot better than what we got for 12 million last year.
  7. i don't know if you are joking but I just listened closely and it really does sound like "Rob Moore" Beyond classic if that's true.