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  1. These kinds of responses will not be tolerated...

    They're tolerated all the time. I'd provide examples if you weren't already perfectly well aware of that. Observing a demonstrated unwillingness or inability to acknowledge objective fact is not a personal attack. I mean, I get it. Somebody put you in charge of keeping me on a short leash or whatever, but this is really a bit much.

  2. sorry, I forgot your opinion is the only one that matters

    my bad

    must be because I have you on ignore

    Then you missed the good news, because the ruling isn't a green light for bounties as you feared, and the fact that it is being widely misreported and in any event probably too complicated for you to understand doesn't make it a matter of opinion.

  3. Wait... you mean they're innocent until proven guilty????

    This has nothing to do with innocent until proven guilty. The ruling isn't about Goodell's ability to impose discipline under the personnel conduct policy, which the panel recognized, or whether he had an adequate basis for doing so, which the panel didn't address because Goodell is the only avenue of substantive appeal on that. The problem is that the league, in listing the different ways that the bounty program could be construed as a violation of various league rules, included among other things the fact that the cash payments could be considered a violation of the salary cap. Even though Goodell can impose discipline under the personal conduct policy, he can't do it for salary cap violations, which are exclusively the provence of a special arbitrator, and the panel (frankly pretty disingenuously) decided that it was somehow unclear which he was trying to do. Declaring victory doesn't mean that Vilma has in any way been vindicated based on the panel's findings, and he's just going to get suspended again.

  4. Again, it's just the wording. You'd think as a "writer" one could use better verbiage to explain himself to the masses better. Well, that or shock sells faster. Hmmm. Nvmind.

    Can you explain what's wrong with the verbiage exactly?

    LOOKING INTO OUR CRYSTAL BALL ...

    Controversy waiting to happen: It may not occur until October or November, but eventually the offense will slump and fans/media will be screaming for Tebow.

    Offensive MVP: Holmes. He's their top playmaker, and you know they're going to force-feed him the ball to keep him happy. Too bad he'll average only 10 yards per catch.

    Defensive MVP: Revis. He'll have a Revis-type season, setting up the drama for next offseason: Open the vault or trade him.

    Comeback Player of the Year: LB Bart Scott. The Yap is back.

    Breakout Player: NT Kenrick Ellis. The most improved player on defense.

    Best Offseason Addition: S LaRon Landry. He'll be in the Pro Bowl conversation.

    Worst Offseason Addition: WR Chaz Schilens. Brought his injury problems from Oakland.

    Biggest surprise: Kerley. Now that he's out of Ryan's doghouse, watch him take off as the slot receiver.

    Biggest Disappointment: Hill. Talented, but oh so raw. Needs time to develop, but he doesn't have that luxury on this team.

    Biggest win: They upset the Texans in a Monday night game, Oct. 8 at MetLife Stadium.

    Worst loss: Fall to the Rams on the road on Nov. 18 -- the revenge of Schottenheimer and Hunter.

    Prediction: 8-8.

    It's a puff piece that people just up and decided to get all butthurt about. There is no possible way it could have been written so as to dissuade those so inclined. Cimini is an idiot but there's nothing remotely objectionable about this.

  5. An offense with a good QB is only going to struggle so much in today's NFL. That doesn't mean someone else couldn't do a better job coaching that same offense. Besides, I think the Giants and Chargers are two simple examples to prove you wrong.

    Giants. Great example.

    http://giantskickoff.com/2011/11/15/kevin-gilbrides-conservative-predictable-play-calling-hurts-new-york-giants/

    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/09/16/report-ahmad-bradshaw-unhappy-with-giants-pass-happy-play-calling/

    So yes, it is possible for a good quarterback's coordinator to simultaneously get heat for running too much and passing too much because fans and players are morons. I am not sure that this proves anything. I don't know who San Diego's coordinator is but de facto it's Norv, so this is a pretty dumb example also considering that his twenty-year old offense is the foundation for what literally every team runs now.

  6. It's entirely possible for more than one person to suck at their jobs at the same time.

    No it isn't. Not gramatically, anyway. As to your point, yes, of course it's possible for the quarterback to be bad and the offensive coordinator to be bad also. Yet you never hear about what a bad job a good quarterback's offensive coordinator is doing. Ever.

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