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    Jets UDFA Thread

    Cowboys selected Alabama RB Bo Scarbrough with the No. 236 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft. Scarbrough (6’1/228) was ticketed to succeed Derrick Henry as the Crimson Tide’s power back, but fell short of expectations due to injuries. He turned pro after a 267/1,512/20 career rushing line, averaging 5.7 yards per carry with only 21 receptions. Scarbrough fractured his leg at the end of his sophomore season and wasn’t nearly as efficient last year. He did test as an 86th-percentile SPARQ athlete with 4.52 speed and a 40-inch vertical at the Combine. Always a talented two-down runner, Scarbrough is arriving to the NFL about a decade late. His ceiling is a committee back and/or short-yardage/goal-line specialist.
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    Good morning Mogglez

    Tie looks the same color as the USC helmet sitting in front of him...
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    Brady The Sore Loser

    Lol. "Shakegate"
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    ESPN 30 For 30 - The Two Bills

    And never coached a game...
  5. http://www.1500espn.com/vikings-2/2018/02/zulgad-vikings-appear-ready-pull-fast-one-teddy-bridgewater/ Zulgad: Vikings appear ready to try to pull a fast one on Teddy Bridgewater By Judd Zulgad | @1500ESPNJuddFebruary 1, 2018 8:47 pm Dec 1, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) on the bench before the game against the Dallas Cowboys at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports Vikings general manager Rick Spielman long ago mastered the art of being evasive in press conference settings, meaning little to nothing can be gleaned from anything he says. But in his first meeting with the Twin Cities media since the Vikings were run off the field in the NFC title game in Philadelphia, Spielman on Thursday appeared to hint at the franchise’s plan when it comes to its quarterback situation for 2018. Let’s just say it’s extremely interesting, somewhat risky and could alienate a player they supposedly love. With Case Keenum, Teddy Bridgewater and Sam Bradford all set to have their contracts expire, there already has been plenty of speculation about what Minnesota will do at quarterback in 2018. Some have guessed they will put the franchise tag on Keenum, while attempting to also sign Bridgewater. Others have surmised that maybe Keenum would be signed to a long-term deal and an attempt would be made to have Bradford return as the backup. The theory here has been that the Vikings remain so enamored with Bridgewater – coach Mike Zimmer raves about him every chance he gets, and Spielman drafted Bridgewater in the first round – that if he appears recovered from the catastrophic knee injury he suffered just before the 2016 season that Bridgewater would be given the starting job. But what if the Vikings didn’t have to worry about negotiating with Bridgewater at all? (Cue the sinister music here.) Asked about Bridgewater’s contract status on Thursday, Spielman said: “Right now, he’s technically ready to become a free agent. With the tolling, I know you guys wrote about all that, if it goes into that area, it’s not a Minnesota Viking (decision), that’s an NFL and player union (issue) that will have to decide that area.” It was written a few months ago that because Bridgewater spent the beginning of the season on the physically-unable-to-perform list (it’s a mandatory six-week stint on the list) that he could have his contract tolled for 2018, meaning he would remain under Vikings’ control for the same salary ($1.354 million) that he got in 2017. (Pro Football Talk reported last spring that the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement contains a provision that states a player’s contract will toll if he remains on the PUP through the sixth game of a season.) It was assumed, however, that once Bridgewater was activated to the 53-man roster in early November, and began serving as Keenum’s backup, that his contract wouldn’t be tolled. Bridgewater even saw action late in a blowout victory over Cincinnati in December. So what does the Vikings’ plan appear to be now? Attempting to fill in the many holes that Spielman left with his comments, along with his refusal to elaborate when asked follow ups, here’s the logical conclusion. The Vikings would love to make the NFL be the bad guy by saying the league tolled Bridgewater’s contract – this would enable the Vikings to claim they had no control – and such a decision also would enable them to slap the franchise tag on Keenum to keep him around. This season Bradford had a base salary of $14 million and a salary-cap hit of $18 million; Bridgewater’s base salary was $1.354 and his cap hit was $2.179 million; and Keenum’s one-year, $2 million contract paid him a base salary of $950,000 with a cap hit of $1.9 million. The franchise tag for a quarterback in 2017 was $21.268 million after being $19.953 million in 2016. So let’s say the franchise tag for a QB in 2018 is just over $23 million. That would mean Keenum could be the Vikings’ starter until Zimmer was ready to replace him with Bridgewater, who would have remained under team control at a minimal salary. Because Bradford would be off the books, the Vikings would absorb a cap hit that would be only about $3 million higher for their top quarterbacks in 2018. If Bridgewater proved his knee was completely healed, something we’re still not sure about, he could be signed to a long-term deal and Keenum would be shown the door. If Bridgewater’s knee didn’t hold up, then Keenum could be retained on a multi-year deal, if he proves that 2017 wasn’t a fluke. So how would tolling his contract sit with Bridgewater? One would think he wouldn’t take kindly to it – that would be a heck of a way to show your appreciation for a guy who is supposedly loved by the organization — and the NFL Players Association would fight the decision by filing a grievance. This could get ugly considering the NFL pushes the NLFPA around at nearly every turn and this would be another example of the type of bullying that should lead to a work stoppage when the Collective Bargaining Agreement expires after the 2020 season. Spielman provided no details on how tolling Bridgewater’s contract would work, but it would be naïve not to think the Vikings would have to be proactive in making this happen. One key would be if Bridgewater was cleared by doctors before Week 6 of this past season, but couldn’t return because he was on the PUP. He was given the go-ahead to return to practice on Oct. 16, but told reporters he could have been back sooner. That would seem to favor Bridgewater in his case to hit the open market on March 14. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith talked to reporters about the matter on Thursday but offered little assistance. He wasn’t sure of what a timeline for a decision would be but it certainly would need to come before free agency. He also said he was unsure of whether the team or league would make him aware if the decision was made to toll Bridgewater’s contract. It also seems as if this might be a situation where the NFL sides with Bridgewater. A league source told Pro Football Talk in the spring that the league’s Management Council has interpreted the relevant language of the CBA in past cases to require the player to spend the entire year on the PUP list in order to toll the contract. Nonetheless, it would be advisable for Smith, and Bridgewater, to get up to speed on all of these matters ASAP. Otherwise, the Vikings, with some potential assistance from the NFL, might be about to pull a fast one on a guy they claim to love.
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    ESPN 30 For 30 - The Two Bills

    What were his issues with Johnson at the time considering he hadn't spoken with him? Dolan you can understand.
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    Rumor Mill from Senior Bowl 1/24

    Yeah. Kinda hard to miss the entire target from that distance...
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    Rumor Mill from Senior Bowl 1/24

    This is kinda funny.....
  9. I don 't think he will go for that much, as it would put him in Gronk/Kelce territory. He made $2.75M this year, hopefully he goes in the $4-6 M range.
  10. Discussion on Trey Burton and how they feel he will get significant money.
  11. http://corner.bigblueinteractive.com/index.php?mode=2&thread=562982&show_all=1 PFT/Florio: 2017 1st round QB's stronger than Rosen/Darnold Vin_Cuccs : 10:38 pm On the halftime show on NBC, Mike Florio just made an interesting comment. He said he spoke to several scouts and personnel people in the league, and they all agreed that the 2017 first-round quarterback class of DeShaun Watson, Patrick Mahomes, and Mitchell Trubisky is stronger than the combination of Rosen and Darnold. Now I'm no professional, but we've been hearing for about a year that the potential and sheer talent of Rosen and Darnold is generational. I don't recall Trubisky or Mahomes being highly touted. I feel like there were mixed opinions on Watson. Beyond Rosen and Darnold, Allen, Jackson, and Mayfield round out a very strong QB class. And that doesn't even account for other strong prospects such as Rudolph, Lock, and Falk. Is Florio full of it, or is everyone overrating Rosen and Darnold?
  12. https://www.headcoachranking.com/hcr/total-rank/
  13. Flgreen, I saw that one too, but I think it was dated before this past season.
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  15. January 15 Deadline for college players who are underclassmen to apply for special eligibility. A list of players who are accepted into the NFL Draft will be sent to clubs on January 19.
  16. https://operations.nfl.com/football-ops/league-governance/2018-important-nfl-dates/ Here is an overview of important NFL dates for 2018 league year. All times are Eastern and all dates are subject to change. 2017-2018 NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE IMPORTANT DATES December 29 Deadline at 4:00 p.m., New York time, for waiver requests in 2017, except for “special waiver requests” which have a 10-day claiming period, with termination or assignment delayed until after the Super Bowl. December 31 Week 17. 2018 JANUARY January 1 Clubs may begin signing free agent players for the 2018 season. January 1 Clubs may renegotiate or extend the rookie contract of a drafted rookie who was selected in any round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Any permissible renegotiated or extended player contract will not be considered a rookie contract, and will not be subject to the rules that limit rookie contracts. January 1 Option exercise period begins for fifth-year option for first-round selections from the 2015 NFL Draft. To exercise the option, the club must give written notice to the player on or after January 1, but prior to May 3. January 6-7 Wild Card Playoffs. January 7 Assistant coaches under contract to playoff clubs that have byes in the Wild Card games may be interviewed for head coaching positions through the conclusion of the Wild Card games. January 13-14 Divisional Playoffs. January 14 Assistant coaches under contract to playoff clubs that won their Wild Card games may be interviewed for head coaching positions through the conclusion of Divisional Playoff games. January 15 Deadline for college players who are underclassmen to apply for special eligibility. A list of players who are accepted into the NFL Draft will be sent to clubs on January 19. January 20 East-West Shrine Game, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida. January 20 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California. January 21 AFC and NFC Championship Games. January 27 Senior Bowl, Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama. January 28 NFL Pro Bowl, Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida. January 28 An assistant coach whose team is participating in the Super Bowl, who has previously interviewed for another club’s head coaching job, may have a second interview with such club no later than the Sunday preceding the Super Bowl. January 31 Deadline for NFL clubs to try out and negotiate with CFL players whose 2017 contracts are due to expire at 12 noon, New York time, on February 13. FEBRUARY February 4 Super Bowl LII, U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota. February 5 Waiver system begins for 2018. February 13 Beginning at 12 noon, New York time, NFL clubs may begin to sign players whose 2017 CFL contracts have expired. Players under contract to a CFL club for the 2018 season or who have an option for the 2018 season are not eligible to be signed. February 20 First day for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players. February 27-March 5 NFL Scouting Combine, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana. MARCH March 6 Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players. March 12-14 Clubs are permitted to contact, and enter into contract negotiations with, the certified agents of players who will become Unrestricted Free Agents upon the expiration of their 2017 player contracts at 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 14. However, a contract cannot be executed with a new club until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 14. March 14 Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must exercise options for 2018 on all players who have option clauses in their 2017 contracts. March 14 Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must submit qualifying offers to their Restricted Free Agents with expiring contracts to retain a Right of First Refusal/Compensation. March 14 Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must submit a minimum salary tender to retain exclusive negotiating rights to their players with expiring 2017 contracts who have fewer than three accrued seasons of free agency credit. March 14 Top 51 begins. All clubs must be under the 2018 salary cap prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time. March 14 All 2017 player contracts will expire at 4:00 p.m., New York time. March 14 The 2018 league year and free agency period begin at 4:00 p.m., New York time. The first day of the 2018 league year will end at 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 14. Clubs will receive a personnel notice that will include all transactions submitted to the league office during the period between 4:00 p.m., New York time, and 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 14. March 14 The first day of the 2018 league year will end at 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 14. Clubs will receive a personnel notice that will include all transactions submitted to the league office during the period between 4:00 p.m., New York time, and 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 14. March 14 Trading period for 2018 begins at 4:00 p.m., New York time, after expiration of all 2017 contracts. March 25-28 Annual League Meeting, Orlando, Florida. APRIL April 2 Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2017 regular season may begin offseason workout programs. April 16 Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs. April 20 Deadline for Restricted Free Agents to sign offer sheets. April 26-28 2018 NFL Draft, AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX.
  17. http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/jets/gruden-expected-jets-oc-john-morton-raiders-staff-article-1.3730152?cid=bitly&utm_content=buffercdccc&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campa
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    Other games thread

  19. Yeah but trying to generate the buzz with sensationalism and using his woe is me routine to rile up the fans is taking the easy way out. Maybe if they provided more in depth sports content you would listen. He Also Says The Knicks Are Doing The Right thing By Building through the draft and they should add free agents down the road when the have built the foundation, but then wants Mac fired for trying to build the team that way.
  20. Beningo is a tool whined that the Mets wouldn't do anything at the trade deadline a few years back, they traded for Cespedes and went to the world series. Whined how they wouldn't resign Cespedes the following year and they did Had Mo on his show weekly and told him every week how great he was and how he deserved all the money in the world, and whined about how the Jets would never sign him......they did

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