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NFL 2017-2018 Season


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Welp, maybe now the Texans might trade for him.



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Now this is something. The Texans trade Orsweiler to the Browns and had to throw in a 2nd round pick to pay them to take out the trash. All the Texans got in return was to swap comp picks. And of course they got rid of a problem.



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Very NBA-esque.


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I cant see what leverage Dallas has. JJ has already publicly stated that he will "do right rule" wrt Romo so all teams have to do is wait him out or he goes back on his work and sits on Romo until someone becomes desperate.



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Huh, the Packers signed somebody kinda major. Fancy that.



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The Patriots have bought Tom Brady a new weapon: Brandin Cooks from the Saints. They gave up a 1st & 3rd in the dradt to do it. Not a bad return for New Orleans who really are coming up on a rebuilding season or two: http://www.msn.com/e...ocid=spartanntp



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Welp, the entire Dallas secondary has been poached. I'm pretty sure I could be a walk-on starter at this point. :lol:

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My only regret is that the Packers didn't poach one of them...especially because we'd get all 4 compensatory picks even if we had taken two of them because of how many UFAs we've lost. :(



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Sweet, Ravens added a CB and a safety that should be upgrades over the guys they cut.



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Sweet, Ravens added a CB...

 

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What's weird is that cutting Tony Romo could've covered both Carr and Claiborne. Sure, there would have been some heavy dead money this year, but getting them both on 3 year-contracts would've made it workable. Instead, he's still being held on to on the hope of trading him, and free agency has passed the Cowboys by.



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Meh. Claiborne has been a career disappointment, the first half of last season notwithstanding. Carr was the bigger loss just with his ability to never come off the field. Anthony Brown was a pleasant surprise for a 6th rounder though. There's a lot of holes to fill...

 

And iirc, cutting Romo wouldn't have freed cap space until 1 Jun, right?



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For this year, more or less. Like I said, there'd have been a hefty dead cap penalty for this year...but if you sign your guy(s) on a 3 year deal and push their cap hits a year or two off into the future (which would be easy to do, and would make sense to do, because cutting Romo pre-June 1st means less cap space this year...which means more cap space in the next year or two, because his dead money would've normally been spread over the next couple of years instead of the majority of it hitting immediately like it would with a pre-June 1st cut). It being a pre or post-June 1st cut is not really a huge limiting factor EXCEPT for guys you might only want to sign for one year instead of multiple.


Edited by Bartimaeus, 25 March 2017 - 08:47 AM.


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Sign on a church in San Diego:

 

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https://mobile.twitt...512375729672192

 

"Tony Romo has taken situation very personally in Dallas and has distanced himself from teammates and coach who were "Team Dak" per source."

 

YO, WHEN ARE YOU GONNA LET HIM GO, GUYS

 

do right by tony, my foot



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It's a NFL team. What did you expect? This is the league that the owners don't even have to honour signed contracts (NFLPA deserves blame too for being annoyingly weak in negotiations).

 

Sign a guy for 7 years. that guy is stuck with you for 3 years no matter what. You can dump him after 3. LMAO



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Technically, it's in their contracts that the teams can dump them. But yeah, it's a crappy player's union...and more, it's a crappy sport to be a player in, period, due to how many players are needed to fill out a roster. Football is too physically demanding, which means you have to have more players, which means you need to spread the money around in order to pay those players, which means those players get paid less, and it means they individually have less power, etc., etc.

 

Anyone who has options in multiple major sports should go anywhere but football - with brain (and other physical) damage, less pay, less guaranteed pay, and the possibility of being thrown out the door at almost any given second, it's just a no brainer to go elsewhere. Relatively speaking to the rest of us, though, it's not a terrible deal...but it could still be better.


Edited by Bartimaeus, 28 March 2017 - 11:32 AM.


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Cowboys extend contracts of Scott Linehan, Rod Marinelli, Rich Bisaccia.

 

Interesting to nobody except me (:lol:), I think this is a nice move. 



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"Technically, it's in their contracts that the teams can dump them."

 

I know. That's why I didn't agrue the legalities. It is legal by the rules but it isn't honourable. And, like we both said, the NFLPA is at fault too.



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Yeah, it'd be neat to see how contracts would work if the players could opt out at any point, too. Of course, if that were the case, the league would probably want to get rid of guaranteed money entirely to make it a more equal playing field...if the players want something, they always have to give something up, unfortunately. I'm pretty sure they'd prefer to have more guaranteed money than being able to opt out of their own contracts for seeking not totally significantly more money - outside of a few cases where players are getting criminally underpaid outside of the rookie contract, anyways; also, the crappy rookie wage scale is a thing the NFLPA argued for in order to benefit veterans...but the situation hasn't honestly changed that much, because it's just made rookies that much more valuable by guaranteeing that they're cheap - but that's just conjecture. Teams would fight back that on anyways by only signing shorter deals with players "known" to be money-seekers, I think.


Edited by Bartimaeus, 29 March 2017 - 04:30 AM.





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