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It’s one thing to disagree on a player but these draft guys seem to take it as a personal attack on them when somebody doesn’t have Fields that high.

Then you have the Orlovsky thing where people are making it seem like the rumor about Fields work ethic is the worst crime against humanity.

There have been rumors about top Qb’s and players forever. Marino slipped because of drug rumors. This isn’t a new thing. Sometimes there true sometimes a gm is just trying to get a player to slip to him.

Why do these draft guys take it so personally? Is their ego in evaluating players so big that they can’t handle somebody disagreeing with them?

Is it something else?

 

 

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Up until like January Fields was at worst the presumptive #2 and possible #1 pick.

That was their narrative.

The Wilson once people starting really looking at him shot up the draft boards and replaced Wilson. But Fields is also dropping. 

For some reason instead of doing any research they are just getting angry. They cannot get past Fields performance against Clemson and his athleticism to even consider that Wilson might be a better overall prospect.

It doesn't help when knowledgeable football guys like Weis act like this too. 

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Who cares

 

Half the guys on ESPN/Fox Sports watch about as much football as you do and are no better positioned to evaluate these QB prospects

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Just now, Matt39 said:

Has anyone actually criticized Fields?

Chris Simms said he’s worried about his mechanics and put him as QB4

Orlovsky said a source questioned his work ethic.

Thats prompted NFL draft experts to launch personal attacks on these people.

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1 minute ago, Matt39 said:

Has anyone actually criticized Fields?

Well there's everyone's favorite analyst, Charlie Casserly, who put Fields at #24.  I think you could imply a certain level of criticism.

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1 minute ago, RogerVick1980 said:

Chris Simms said he’s worried about his mechanics and put him as QB4

Orlovsky said a source questioned his work ethic.

Thats prompted NFL draft experts to launch personal attacks on these people.

Simms had him #5. Wilson, Lawrence, Jones and Mond ahead of him respectively. 

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The hot takes after Jones was drafted before Haskins was all time classics.  lol  Twitter and ESPN are cancers your life will be better when you stop listening to dumb people.

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7 minutes ago, RogerVick1980 said:

Chris Simms said he’s worried about his mechanics and put him as QB4

Orlovsky said a source questioned his work ethic.

Thats prompted NFL draft experts to launch personal attacks on these people.

Mechanics isn’t a criticism. That’s just football talk. Orlovsky floated out what he hard then walked it back basically.

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54 minutes ago, RogerVick1980 said:

It’s one thing to disagree on a player but these draft guys seem to take it as a personal attack on them when somebody doesn’t have Fields that high.

Then you have the Orlovsky thing where people are making it seem like the rumor about Fields work ethic is the worst crime against humanity.

There have been rumors about top Qb’s and players forever. Marino slipped because of drug rumors. This isn’t a new thing. Sometimes there true sometimes a gm is just trying to get a player to slip to him.

Why do these draft guys take it so personally? Is their ego in evaluating players so big that they can’t handle somebody disagreeing with them?

Is it something else?

What was galling about Orlovsky's criticism is that it flew in the face of everything that had been said about Fields for years. It just so happens they were negative stereotypes that have in the past been associated with black quarterbacks - Physically great, low work ethic- Which was clearly nonsense. And I've been as big a critic of Fields as anyone but that is the opposite of who he is. It shows how much of a hack Orlovsky is that despite the access he has he slanders a player's character despite years of evidence to the contrary. He deserved all the sh*t he got and more. A total hack.

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9 minutes ago, nycdan said:

Well there's everyone's favorite analyst, Charlie Casserly, who put Fields at #24.  I think you could imply a certain level of criticism.

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Casserly knows football.  

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53 minutes ago, RutgersJetFan said:

omg 4 people on the internet are acting too sensitive for my liking, lemme use the blanket term people and portray it as a societal issue

It's almost like this tactic works these days...

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5 minutes ago, Peace Frog said:

Its a sensitivity that has infected every facet of life in America.

People are offended by Mr. Potato Head for f*cks sake.  

Those people can kiss my ass

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5 hours ago, Peace Frog said:

Pronouns dude.  Get it right.  

They is sensitive.

Get it right.......

 

They are sensitive. 

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6 hours ago, k-met57 said:

because he is black, and in todays world people are very sensitive to anything and everything that can be interpreted as racial. as as far as the media goes, go to twitter...its all about click bait, racial and otherwise...

Pretty much 

Watch Trey Lance go Top 5 and Justin Fields go somewhere in the teens.

And plenty of dipsh*ts will still pull the race card as to why Fields dropped.

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7 hours ago, RogerVick1980 said:

It’s one thing to disagree on a player but these draft guys seem to take it as a personal attack on them when somebody doesn’t have Fields that high.

Then you have the Orlovsky thing where people are making it seem like the rumor about Fields work ethic is the worst crime against humanity.

There have been rumors about top Qb’s and players forever. Marino slipped because of drug rumors. This isn’t a new thing. Sometimes there true sometimes a gm is just trying to get a player to slip to him.

Why do these draft guys take it so personally? Is their ego in evaluating players so big that they can’t handle somebody disagreeing with them?

Is it something else?

 

 

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The same reason Darnold gets/got defended for so long.  The same reason people pretended Quinnen Williams wasn't good for as long as possible.  Tbe same reason each of us have a former player or coach we will defend to the death even though they probably don't deserve it.

People don't like to be wrong.  Rather than admit they were wrong, they get mad at people presenting information that could make them look wrong.

I do it.  We all do it.  Some more than others.

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This thread was designed to create unease  and not facilitate discussion and it was deliberately done so I’m locking this thread and those that have bigoted views of whatever persuasion keep them off of here. 

Thank You!!

Good Grief!!

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