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THE BARON

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  1. My takeaway was this... Next off-season and draft has to focus on the offensive line. McGovern is a back-up quality player and Van Roten looks like he's on vacation. After having centers like Joe Fields, Jim Sweeney, Kevin Mawae & Nick Mangold, this just looks horrible. AVT looks raw and Becton looks slow and ungainly while pass blocking and not nearly the world class run blocker that was hoped for. Fant and Moses are not elite but neither are they scrubs technically speaking, but when the interior of your line is lost, the guys on the ends will never look good. Add to all of th
  2. Mimms is supposed to do his job. No rocket science there. The guy that I'm expecting to emerge to a modest extent is Kroft. From what I have seen of him thus far, he'll probably be a nice surprise. Clean rout running, good instincts and soft hands.
  3. With UM in the NFL, everyone. And I do mean EVERYONE saw disaster coming. If Trevor Lawrence ever pans out, it wont be until he gets a new HC/OC or a new team. And the pundits/talking heads were saying he should skip the draft to avoid going to the Jets ??? Kiss my a**
  4. Agree. With that line, Wilson has a reasonably effective line to play a few series behind. Also consider... If Wilson can't protect himself in a preseason game, he's dead meat when the real action starts. He needs reps. As long as the line is comprised of decent players as you listed above, it is OK if Becton sits and Wilson plays. Not like they'd be putting him behind Anthony Clement, Adrian Clarke, Wayne Hunter and Vlad Ducasse
  5. Some of both, I think. Scumbags are always in a bad place. The primary drive here for this guy is clearly attention/income. Classic bottom feeder.
  6. Makes me wish the Jets had some of their near indestructible oline guys back. Joe Fields, Dan Alexander, Mangold, Brandon Moore, Mawae. Even Brick who took three seasons to learn the spot and never was a good run blocker was super dependable.
  7. Always keep in mind. These are the Jets we are talking about. Until a formal Exorcism has been successfully conducted on that organization, expect a major letdown following any and every promising lead up.
  8. Swagger "It Factor": Joe Namath Football Smarts: Chad Accuracy: O'Brien Athleticism: Sanchez Arm Strength: Vinny
  9. That is a complex issue. Understanding it goes well past leaning on Lincoln's quote: "If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that." Much of the political impetus in northern states leading up to the Civil War was driven by fervent abolitionists. Those states/powers had significant representation in the Federal government
  10. And can you believe that most people of any age are not able to tell you the year the Civil war started, how long it lasted, the number of people that were killed, the number of slave owners in 1860, the number of slaves in 1860. Etc. They don't even know the vitals.
  11. From what I have read and heard at lectures/symposiums, I'd say about 70 % of the scholars agree with you. An armed conflict was unavoidable. There is still considerable merit behind the hypothetical outcomes had the executive/legislative/judicial branches acted differently. Particularly, during the Buchanan presidency. There are solid reasons to consider the Buchanan administration to be one of the worst if not the absolute worst in U.S. history. Referring back to to my discussion with the other fellow. He was suggesting that the Union and the Confederacy were moral equivalents. Tha
  12. You are saying that the Unionist/Federalist cause stood on the same dreary moral ground that the Confederate cause did. Preserving the United States and abolishing legalized servitude are things that should absolutely be lauded and celebrated. Even if the people and the times don't pass inspection by a senseless ideologue. Give your brain a chance. BYE indeed
  13. A letdown, but not a big surprise. I had zero expectation of Lawson or Cashman staying healthy regardless of how good they look between injuries. For me, the bigger worry is the offensive line. Questions with Becton now and AVT nursing a soft tissue injury. I don't want a mangled QB. EVERYTHING depends on Wilson.
  14. Perhaps play book issues ??? Calling coverages ??? Blocking schemes ???
  15. The free sates could not use slave labor or did not want to use slave labor ??? You believe that abolitionists and Republicans/Jeffersonian Republicans saw an economic advantage to ending legalized servitude ??? It was strictly moral. Since you are in nowhere land on this one, a better question for you to consider is this. Could slavery have been abolished AND the Civil war also have been avoided if Buchanan had anything more than a second rate mind and the Missouri Compromise had not been constructed ???
  16. The Unionists wanted to maintain tax flow from all states. The Confederacy wanted to stop their tax money from leaving their respective states AND they wanted to maintain slavery to prevent having to pay a labor force. You see them as identical ?
  17. Are you objecting to the Union's cause or humanity in general ??? Both sides in any conflict are affected by the defects of their human qualities. I still see far more of the admirable in the Union's cause than that of the Confederacy.
  18. A competent GM and HC is only part of the solution... What is needed now in order for this organization to move forward is a F***ING Exorcist.
  19. I think I had the best idea. Washington Federals. And the uniform would be a Civil War Union soldier's themed uni. Dark union blue top with gold numbers and accents. Light union blue pant with gold or red stripe. Dark union blue helmet with gold US Eagle or gold crossed swords or gold cannon logo. Grey face mask. Appropriate, manly and attractive.
  20. If AVT has a long career proving dependability and productivity, it was a five star trade. If he sucks or cant stay on the field it was a bad trade.
  21. I was one of the fans that had a total meltdown when the Jets won the Rams game and blew the Tank For Trevor Sweepstakes, but it seems... Well. Providence ??? Wilson looked very impressive. Fields and Lance looked raw and Lawrence moves and throws in slow motion compared to Wilson. And we didn't even see Wilson cutting loose with his legs as he can. Yes... WAY too early to draw any conclusions, but at least none of us can say that Wilson looks out of place on the pro level.
  22. Nice post and I agree. At first, when I heard that he had "EXTREME VIOLENCE" listed here or there, I was concerned that he might be a total cement head. I was 180 degrees out on that one. I'd go so far as to call him somewhat of a gentleman. The more I see and hear of him and from him, the more I like him. He appears to have all the qualities of a top level administrator and the football chops to go along with it.
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