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Posts posted by ZachEY

  1. 39 minutes ago, Warfish said:

    Bottom 33% of the conference, and bottom 16% in the NFL?

    Seems about right, given last year, and the fact we haven't played any games yet.

    I'm hoping they'll be better, much closer to league average (or 50% of teams better, 50% worse), which would be a nice year over year improvement, especially for a Defensive-Resume Head Coach.

    But yeah, it's hard to beef about this ranking today, in June.

    This will be a contant refrain from me this year, "Get to Average".

    If we're ranked ~15th or 16th in every stat and production metric, that would be a massive win for us.

    In fairness, any ranking is pure fantasy.

    3 of 4 starters are new.  We brought in a starting corner, starting safety, and drafted a CB at #4 who's upside is best in the league.

    I don't care where they rank.  But, I do expect that secondary should be a point of strength on this team next year, with all the obvious growing pains allowances made.

    LB is the only place we won't look meaningfully different on defense next year.

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  2. 7 minutes ago, Doggin94it said:

    No. The typical mechanism is cutting the player and not paying the unguaranteed portion, but the Browns guaranteed it all. And they expressly waived their right to void the deal and recover the signing bonus if he's suspended based on activity that was disclosed to them before signing him.

    Ok - So, in the verbiage, "based on activity that was disclosed to them before signing," is there not room for them to say, "well, 6 other women came forward and that changed the calculus?"

  3. 23 hours ago, RutgersJetFan said:

    The obvious comparison here is Vick, but the difference with Vick was he plead guilty, did his time, accepted what he did and spent quite literally almost all of his free time drawing awareness after the fact and owning up to his mistakes. And the fact that the Eagles brought him back on a small deal when all the dust had settled. There's a PR side to this that takes such a heavy toll, and it's hard to imagine the Browns or Watson being able to overcome the time off in the same way not only due to his denial of everything, but really the lack of available options that Vick had regarding a post-suspension regaining of his image. What's he going to do? Go on a Don't Sexually Assault Massage Therapists campaign? What a mess.

    "And remember kids, it's important to always keep your penis to yourself."

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  4. On 6/26/2022 at 12:15 PM, Doggin94it said:

    Yes. Also, if you look at how indefinite suspensions handed down by the league get handled, here's the list since 2007:

    Vick (2007) - 2 years

    Ray Rice (2014) - overturned on appeal

    Adrian Peterson (2014) - 6 mos

    Myles Garrett (2019) - 6 mos

    Odell Thurman (2008) - never reinstated

    Travis Henry (2008) - 4 years

    Johnny Jolly (2010) - 3 years

    Tanard Jackson (2010) - 1 year

    Tanard Jackson (2012) - 2 years

    Justin Blackmon (2013) - never reinstated

    Fred Davis (2014) - 1 year

    Tanard Jackson (yes, again, 2014) - never reinstated

    Aldon Smith (2015) - 5 years

    Trey Watts (2015) - never reinstated

    LaRon Landry (2015) - never reinstated

    Silas Redd (2016) - 8 months

    Sammie Lee Hill (2016) - never reinstated

    Rolando McClain (2016) - never reinstated

    Martavis Bryant (2018) - never reinstated

    Josh Gordon (2019) - 1 year, then another year after violating the terms of a conditional reinstatement

    Most of those last a looong time, even discounting the "never reinstated" fringe guys who no team was interested enough in signing (so they never bothered applying for reinstatement). With 26 separate accusations, if the NFL investigation believes the accusations are real, I'd be surprised if he's back in less than a year and a half. 


    He already got that signing bonus, yep. But his contract tolls. If the league really wants to screw with the Browns, keep Watson out for 4 years and let him come back in 2026 as a 31 year old who hasn't played in 4 years - and who the Browns will then owe 230M over the next 5 years

    Is there some mechanism for the league nullifying a contract?  Seems like they'd have to get involved here if they were going to suspend him forever.  Can the Browns seek to recover the signing bonus?

  5. 17 hours ago, RutgersJetFan said:

    Is...is he eating his plate of food while it's still stacked on the other clean plates? That's a thing?

    The stack of plates is what got you?  Not that the 16 year NFL veteran is spending Memorial Day in Brooklyn (or is it Staten Island) with two brothers he met on Twitter?

  6. 10 hours ago, RutgersJetFan said:

    If Knicks fans hated Melo and Marbury just wait until Mr. Flat Earther takes the court.

    Again, casual fan, but it's amazing that the strategy seems to be, don't draft anyone, and overpay someone you'll be looking to unload for picks in 2 years.

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  7. 2 minutes ago, CTJetsFan said:

    The parallels to the Jets are uncanny

    It’s not even close.  Even if the Jets suck - at least there is some evidence to support the idea that they are trying to get better.

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  8. 15 minutes ago, RutgersJetFan said:

    They went after playmakers the last two years. When’s the last time that even happened? The culture of this organization became drafting almost nothing but interior defense and safeties for like a decade and watching the team became a test of one’s patience rather than being able to enjoy watching sports (wild concept, I know). I have no idea how many games they will win but at the very least I think the football will be bearable to watch, and with the Jets that’s really saying something. 

    Completely agree.  The team has the potential to be fun to watch.  Crazy that that's a change that needed to and has happened.

  9. 5 minutes ago, The Crusher said:

    if someone told me I’d be making this much money and still be living hand to mouth, I would have slammed my dick in a car door at 18!” Haha 

    This rings true.  The average household income in NY is like 105, and NJ 115, and I imagine with kids, it's extremely difficult to live at either of those numbers.

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  10. On 6/18/2022 at 12:04 PM, maury77 said:

    This is where I’m at as well. What concerns me about this team is momentum. The schedule before the bye is brutal. The most winnable games are on the road (Cleveland and Pitt). Cleveland even without Watson has a good running game and defense while the Jets (in their history) have only have 1 victory in Pitt. I fear that a bad start to the season for a young team could cause them to spiral downward.

    Maybe.  We did finish 6-2 after a disastrous start not that long ago.  One win can change momentum, if that's really a thing.  So, hopefully they just play well.  The pieces will fall into place.

  11. 3 hours ago, The Crusher said:

    As someone who raised 5 kids you get to the point that nothing is a lot of money because ain’t like you get to keep it anyways. 

    Yeah, this.  Just two kids, but between a home reno project, summer camps, and upcoming vacations, it's all just, "well, throw it on the pile" at the moment.  And "the moment" is lasting a lot longer than I'd expected.  I'd dance a jig if any bill came back at only $1000.

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  12. 9 hours ago, BornJetsFan1983 said:

    Agree or not, 1k is alot of money. And 75k is a lot for dinner and f'd up to make some rookies pay

    It's a lot of money to most people.  It's not a lot to many people.

    That said, I do agree with you that the 75K dinner is ****ed up.  The NFL actively (and correctly) puts programs in place teaching these guys how to save and the importance of investing.  This is the exact opposite of that.  All hazing is bullsh*t.

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  13. 9 minutes ago, RutgersJetFan said:

    No no. Rich people don't spend money at all. That's why the market demographic for McLaren is middle school history teachers.

    Indeed.  This opinion that $1,000 is a lot of money and rich people don't spend is largely from FinTwit personalities who've amassed a million dollar net worth over a decade by living off the grid, eating ramen, and recycling their bodily fluids.

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  14. 1 hour ago, BornJetsFan1983 said:

    It is. Rich people are the most tight with money. The ones who arnt are not rich for long ...bad decisions etc..

    It's really not.  This is a caricature of wealthy people that people without money hold.  While there are certainly some wealthy people who are 'tight with money,' it's not actually true as a rule.  And it's certainly not true that they think 1K is a lot of money when they have close to 10K mortgages.

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