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Boanerges 7-Round Mock Draft 1.0

2020.09.23 21:02 boanerges77 Boanerges 7-Round Mock Draft 1.0

7-Round Mock Draft

As mentioned in the Monday Mock Draft thread, I took on the task of doing a full seven round mock draft at this wayyy too early point in the season. A few housekeeping notes before we dive in.
I think that's really it. So without further ado, here's Boanerges 7-Round Mock Draft 1.0.
FIRST ROUND
1.) New York Jets - QB Trevor Lawrence, Clemson - Neither Sam Darnold nor Adam Gase is inspiring much confidence right now. If the Jets clean house with Gase, it'd be hard for a new coach not to want the best QB prospect to come out of the Draft since Bo Callahan, I mean, Andrew Luck.
2.) Cincinnati Bengals - OT Penei Sewell, Oregon - Joe Burrow has looked solid in his first two outings as a rookie starter. The Bengals have a franchise QB, and thus, should look for a franchise LT (Williams can slide to RT or inside), to ensure Burrow isn't running for his life.
3.) Carolina Panthers - QB Justin Fields, Ohio State - After spending last year's draft focused on finding pieces to rebuild the defense, Matt Rhule and co. turn towards the offense with this pick. A big-armed athlete out of Columbus, Fields becomes the new QB of the Panthers.
4.) New York Giants - LB Micah Parsons, Penn State - Parsons may be the top linebacker in recent draft memory, an athletic freak who can deploy pretty much anywhere in the box. His explosiveness and size are an ideal blend for anyone needing ILB help, like the Giants here.
5.) Miami Dolphins - WR Ja'Marr Chase, LSU - Miami probably has a bigger need for a pass rush than another need for a wide receiver, but Chase is a better player and prospect than Rousseau, thus, the Dolphins add a dynamic pass-catcher to Tua's arsenal, joining DeVante Parker and Preston Williams.
6.) Detroit Lions - EDGE Gregory Rousseau, Miami - The Lions have Trey Flowers and that's about it in terms of pass rush. Whoever replaces Matt Patricia will probably want to join the modern era of football and get players who can get after the QB. Rousseau's length and athleticism allow him to do exactly that.
7.) Jacksonville Jaguars - DT Marvin Wilson, Florida State - The Jags have played well enough to push themselves out of the top group, but that does not stop them from picking up a stud defensive centerpiece in Wilson. After landing first-round edge rushers the last two years (Josh Allen - 2018, K'Lavon Chaisson - 2019), the Jaguars should have a young, dangerous trio to build around.
8.) Washington Football Team - CB Caleb Farley, Virginia Tech - Dwayne Haskins has started well enough to suggest he could be the long-term answer to the Football Team. After taking edge rushers just about every year, Washington bolsters their cornerback position with Farley, a prospect with fantastic size and fluidity at the cornerback position.
9.) Denver Broncos - OT Samuel Cosmi, Texas - The nicest thing to say about LT Garrett Bolles is that he's a mixed bag. Some good, but way too many mistakes and penalties not to upgrade this position if given the chance. For Denver, they add Cosmi to the fold, where his length should help keep QB Drew Lock from getting injured, which he unfortunately was this past Sunday.
10.) Cleveland Browns - G Wyatt Davis, Ohio State - As a former OL coach myself, I feel comfortable saying that Davis is probably the best interior OL prospect since Nelson out of Notre Dame. He'd be a major upgrade for Cleveland's offensive line, slotting in at RG with ease.
11.) Atlanta Falcons - EDGE Kwity Paye, Michigan - Paye is perhaps one of the biggest winners with the Big Ten choosing to play this fall. He'll have the opportunity to build off a quality 6.5 season in 2019 and match his freaky athletic potential with even more production, solidifying his status as a top-15 pick, one who could certainly help the Falcons here.
12.) Philadelphia Eagles - T/G Rashawn Slater, Northwestern - The Eagles have seen a multitude of injuries erase their OL depth. And with aging players in Jason Peters, Jason Kelce, and Lane Johnson, Philly will almost certainly need to address the position soon. Insert Slater, a stellar tackle out of Northwestern, with the versatility to stay outside or fill a need inside, wherever Philly needs him more.
13.) Miami Dolphins (via HOU) - LB Dylan Moses, Alabama - Moses would have gone in the top-15 or so if he had declared prior to last season. A season-ending injury has put his stock up in the air, and if he solidifies himself as the elite player he's shown, then a top-15 pick. Moses also fits very well in Brian Flores scheme, and should be able to boost that defense as Tua ignites the offense.
14.) Minnesota Vikings - DT Christian Barmore, Alabama - Too much money on Cousins' contract to look at moving on, so continuing to build a dominant roster around him is the play. Rather than reach on an interior lineman, the Vikings select Barmore, a major disruptor on the inside who can play multiple spots up front.
15.) Los Angeles Chargers - OT Dillon Radunz, NDSU - After a quality first start from Justin Herbert, Chargers fans should feel good about their QB situation going forward. The protection? Not so much. Adding a high potential tackle like Radunz would be a wise move for Anthony Lynn and co.
16.) Chicago Bears - QB Trey Lance, NDSU - If Mitch Trubisky could simply play the Lions every week, he'd be an All-Pro. But since he can't, the Bears probably will be looking at a replacement signal-caller. After an incredibly efficient 2019 season throwing no interceptions, Lance will have a chance to end up in the first-round for someone like Chicago.
17.) Indianapolis Colts - EDGE Carlos Basham, Wake Forest - One of the more underrated edge rushers in the class, I think Basham fits perfectly with the Colts. Equally adept at stopping the run and pressuring the quarterback, he'd give Indy a ready-to-go replacement if they don't re-sign Justin Houston.
18.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - WR Jaylen Waddle, Alabama - The Bucs already have one of the best WR duos in the NFL with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, but adding Waddle to the mix is too much fun to not do it. An explosive athlete with big play speed, Waddle would give the Bucs the best receiving corps in the league, if they don't already possess that title.
19.) Dallas Cowboys - CB Patrick Surtain II, Alabama - Safety is probably the top need for Dallas, but the Cowboys haven't always given that spot the attention most think it needs. And with no clear cut safety for this spot, Dallas takes a big, athletic corner in Surtain, who can help give them a quality trio at cornerback along with Chidobe Awuzie and Trevon Diggs.
20.) Las Vegas Raiders - G Trey Smith, Tennessee - The Raiders have a quality offensive line, but it's interior is aging, and in need of replacement soon (LG Richie Incognito is 36 years old). Thus, the Raiders go ahead and add a powerful run blocker in Trey Smith, as he'll continue to pave the way for RB Josh Jacobs in Las Vegas.
21.) Arizona Cardinals - C/G Creed Humphrey, Oklahoma - Since taking over the center gig in 2018 (when Kyler Murray was his QB), Humphrey has been one of the top interior lineman in CFB. The Cardinals have put together a quality team, but adding a dominant interior lineman like Humphrey to work in command with Murray would be a dream.
22.) Pittsburgh Steelers - OT Jackson Carman, Clemson - The Steelers may need two offensive tackles, or perhaps just one. Either way, Carman's been dominant since spurning Ohio for the Tigers. He'd give Big Ben the protection needed to milk every last ounce of his talent out before they look for a new QB.
23.) New England Patriots - WR Rondale Moore, Purdue - Cam Newton has held the fort together thus far, and assuming he's around for a little longer, giving him some additional weapons would make sense so long as the Patriots remain competitive. Adding Moore, an explosive if undersized playmaker would be just the kind of boost the Patriots offense needs.
24.) San Francisco 49ers - CB Tyson Campbell, Georgia - Richard Sherman's days of elite play are few, and so the 49ers should get serious about finding an elite replacement to step in. Enter Campbell, a long, athletic corner out of Athens, GA. While Campbell may not become Richard Sherman immediately, he has the potential to develop into an elite press corner.
25.) Tennessee Titans - EDGE Quincy Roche, Miami - The Titans are once again off to a good start, and so long as they have Henry and Tannehill playing well, they figure to be a competitor in the AFC. Thus, adding a quick twitch pass rusher like Roche to the mix can give them a boost, even if Jadeveon Clowney makes his stay long-term.
26.) Jacksonville Jaguars (via LAR) - RB Travis Etienne, Clemson - An explosive back, either in the rushing attack or out of the backfield, Etienne would be a major weapon to put beside Gardner Minshew. His versatility and leadership should make him a big piece of the Jaguars rebuild, which looks pretty promising with the amount of picks they've compiled.
27.) Buffalo Bills - DE Jayson Oweh, Penn State - Not too dissimilar to Kwity Paye, Oweh is another freak athlete terrorizing Big Ten quarterbacks. After five sacks as a sophomore, Oweh will have the chance to capitalize on his crazy potential and end up a first-round pick. The Bills will likely be in search of another pass rusher as Trent Murphy hits free agency.
28.) New Orleans Saints - CB Shaun Wade, Ohio State - Janoris Jenkins won't be around for too much longer, as he'll be 32 next fall. The Saints should plan accordingly, and consider taking an elite cornerback prospect like Shaun Wade, pairing him with another former Buckeye in Marshon Lattimore.
29.) Green Bay Packers - RT Jalen Mayfield, Michigan - The Packers wide receivers are playing really well to start the season. Well enough, perhaps, to avoid going wide receiver in round one and instead land their an elite athlete at the right tackle position. With Rick Wagner likely a temporary fill at RT, and David Bakhtiari getting older as well, the Packers could use a big investment into the OT position, and Mayfield has the tools to be elite.
30.) New York Jets (via SEA) - WR DeVonta Smith, Alabama - The Jets continue to revamp their pass catching corps, bringing in a high caliber option out of Alabama (the 5th Tide player in the first round here), adding him to a group with Denzel Mims and Jamison Crowder. Trevor Lawrence would likely approve.
31.) Baltimore Ravens - S Trevon Moehrig, TCU - After the departure of Earl Thomas, the Ravens will get a look at their young safety this season. Moehrig figures to be the top free safety off the board, and would fit like a glove in Wink's defensive scheme as the Ravens try to make a Super Bowl run.
32.) Kansas City Chiefs - C/G Josh Myers, Ohio State - The Buckeyes may have the rare opportunity to put two interior offensive linemen into the first round, as Wyatt Davis and Josh Myers are amongst the best in the nation. The Chiefs could use another dominant force on the inside, and Myers has the size and flexibility to play any of the three interior spots.
ROUND TWO
33.) New York Jets - EDGE Patrick Jones II, Pittsburgh - The Jets finally manage to add an edge-rusher, a piece they've needed for awhile now.
34.) Cincinnati Bengals - EDGE Aidan Hutchinson, Michigan - With Carlos Dunlap getting older, the Bengals add a strong, high motor pass rusher to eventually replace him.
35.) Carolina Panthers - OT Alex Leatherwood, Alabama - Capable of playing just about any spot on the line (experience starting at both tackle spots and guard), Leatherwood figures to be a plug-and-play option.
36.) New York Giants - CB Paulson Adebo, Stanford - Even after bringing in former Panthers CB James Bradberry, the Giants still could use another high caliber corner.
37.) Miami Dolphins - SS Hamsah Nasirildeen, Florida State - After trading Minkah Fitzpatrick to the Steelers last year, the Dolphins land a similar style player to fill that role.
38.) Detroit Lions - WR Rashod Bateman, Minnesota - Needing to restock their WR room, the Lions add a crafty wideout with near flawless ability to release at the line.
39.) Jacksonville Jaguars - TE Kyle Pitts, Florida - The Jaguars continue stockpiling talent and weapons for Gardner Minshew, this time in the athletic tight end.
40.) Washington Football Team - WR Sage Surratt, Wake Forest - The Football Team adds a natural athlete who can win contested throws on the regular.
41.) Denver Broncos - DT Jaylen Twyman, Pittsburgh - The best player on the board, the Broncos add a disruptive pass rusher to the interior of Fangio's 3-4.
42.) Cleveland Browns - LB Chazz Surratt, North Carolina - After letting LB Joe Schobert walk in free agency, the Browns need a rangy LB like Surratt to fill the hole.
43.) Atlanta Falcons - CB Asante Samuel Jr., Florida State - The Falcons pick up the son of a legend, and a quality player himself who can work into their CB room in the slot.
44.) Philadelphia Eagles - S Jevon Holland, Oregon - After bolstering their offensive line in round one, the Eagles add a ball-hawking safety to the mix in the second.
45.) Miami Dolphins (via HOU) - EDGE Hamilcar Rashed Jr, Oregon State - A versatile edge defender who can stop the run and rush the QB.
46.) Jacksonville Jaguars (via MIN) - OT Tyler Vrabel, Boston College - One of the more underrated tackles in the 2021 class, Vrabel gives the Jags extra protection.
47.) Los Angeles Chargers - G Alijah Vera-Tucker, USC - An elite pass protector on the inside, Vera-Tucker won't have to move too far to find a useful spot for his talents.
48.) Chicago Bears - OT Daniel Faalele, Minnesota - An absolute mountain at 6'8, 400 lbs, Faalele can upgrade the RT position for Chicago and RB David Montgomery.
49.) Indianapolis Colts - CB Marco Wilson, Florida - Giving Jacob Eason a shot at the QB gig before selecting a QB leads the Colts to picking up an instinctive corner in Wilson
50.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - DT Jay Tufele, USC - A powerful duo on the inside with Vita Vea and Tufele wrecking offensive lines in Tampa.
51.) Dallas Cowboys - TE Pat Freiermuth, Penn State - Jarwin is a solid tight end, but Dallas showed how dangerous a star like Witten could be, and they find that here with Freiermuth.
52.) Las Vegas Raiders - LB Jabrill Cox, LSU - Originally out of NDSU, Cox is an athletic and instinctive linebacker who can give the Raiders a boost on defense.
53.) Arizona Cardinals - TE Brevin Jordan, Miami - The Cardinals add a dynamic receiving threat at the tight end position.
54.) Pittsburgh Steelers - CB Kary Vincent Jr., LSU - An underrated, quick twitch corner in the slot who could seamlessly replace Mike Hilton, who is on an expiring deal.
55.) New England Patriots - DT Tyler Shelvin, LSU - The Patriots add a run-stopper in the middle of the defense, bringing back the days of Vince Wilfork.
56.) San Francisco 49ers - RB Najee Harris, Alabama - A former San Fran native himself, Harris would be an exceptional back to pair with Raheem Mostert. Best player on the board by a wide margin.
57.) Tennessee Titans - WR Amon-Ra St. Brown, USC - Unless Corey Davis can get things squared away over the remainder of this season, the Titans could go in a different direction.
58.) Jacksonville Jaguars - S Paris Ford, Pittsburgh - With only an inconsistent Josh Jones at the strong safety position, the Jaguars take the tone-setting Panther.
59.) Buffalo Bills - CB Israel Mukuamu, South Carolina - Sean McDermott adds a long, lengthy corner with great traits to develop into a partner for Tre White.
60.) New Orleans Saints - QB Brock Purdy, Iowa State - Purdy has slipped from first-round status, but pairing him with Sean Payton should allow him to reach his potential as a franchise QB.
61.) Green Bay Packers - DT/DE Levi Onwuzurike, Washington - Whether as a DT or DE in their front, the Packers could use a run-stopper like Onwuzurike to improve their front.
62.) Seattle Seahawks - EDGE Patrick Johnson, Tulane - A fast defender who deploys all over the formation for Tulane.
63.) Baltimore Ravens - EDGE Chris Rumph II, Duke - A quick edge rusher who can align across from Matt Judon, Rumph would bring some quality pass rush to Baltimore.
64.) Kansas City Chiefs - WR Nico Collins, Michigan - With Sammy Watkins on an expiring contract, the Chiefs grab themselves a different type of big play threat in Collins.
THIRD ROUND
65.) New York Jets - OT Alaric Jackson, Iowa - A powerful run blocker, Jackson and 2019 first-round pick Mekhi Becton give the Jets two bookend tackles, though Jackson can kick inside if needed.
66.) Cincinnati Bengals - CB Ambry Thomas, Michigan - A speedy corner who can play man-to-man or drop back, the Bengals add Thomas to the mix.
67.) Carolina Panthers - LB Cameron McGrone, Michigan - Back-to-back Wolverines as the Panthers add a linebacker with sideline-to-sideline range to replace Kuechly
68.) New York Giants - WR Seth Williams, Auburn - Adding to their largely slot receiver room, Williams gives the Giants a physical redzone threat to throw to.
69.) Miami Dolphins - RB Chuba Hubbard, Oklahoma State - The Dolphins add a home run threat back to pair with Myles Gaskin and Jordan Howard. Nice.
70.) Detroit Lions - DT Phidarian Mathis, Alabama - Despite the focus on run-defense from Patricia, the Lions are one of the league worst at stopping it. Mathis should help reverse that.
71.) Jacksonville Jaguars - CB Eric Stokes, Georgia - After taking C.J. Henderson in the first last year, the Jags add Stokes hoping to develop him with Henderson and Herndon.
72.) Washington Football Team - S Richard LeCounte III, Georgia - With Landon Collins at the SS position, Washington adds LeCounte as a deep free safety.
73.) Denver Broncos - LB Dmitri Moore, Vanderbilt - Instinctive linebacker who can give the Broncos an upgrade at the second-level.
74.) Cleveland Browns - EDGE Joshua Kaindoh, Florida State - More traits than production at this point, he did post 6.5 sacks last season and could develop into a starter down the road.
75.) Atlanta Falcons - LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Notre Dame - Coverage linebacker who can also add a lot of special teams value.
76.) Philadelphia Eagles - EDGE Shaka Toney, Penn State - Adding the explosive edge rusher should help prepare Philly for when Brandon Graham eventually retires.
77.) Houston Texans - CB Keith Taylor, Washington - The Texans don't have a lot of picks, so finding versatile guys like Taylor to assist in multiple roles would be wise.
78.) Minnesota Vikings - G Jack Anderson, Texas Tech - The Vikings dealt their second-rounder for Yannick Ngakoue, meaning they have to wait until the third to find a guard.
79.) Los Angeles Chargers - CB Chase Lucas, Arizona State - With Desmond King's long-term status up in the air, the Chargers add a versatile zone corner to potentially replace him.
80.) Chicago Bears - WR Terrace Marshall Jr., LSU - If Allen Robinson ends up getting dealt, the Bears would be wise to target a replacement like Marshall.
81.) Indianapolis Colts - OT Liam Eichenberg, Notre Dame - Eichenberg lands just down the road, giving the Colts a developmental option behind Anthony Castonzo, who will be 33 next season.
82.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - EDGE Victor Dimukeje, Duke - A quick edge rusher with plenty of power, Dimukeje would fit into the Bucs pass rush quite well with Shaq Barrett.
83.) Dallas Cowboys - S Andre Cisco, Syracuse - Dallas waits until the third round to add their safety, bringing in a high potential player in Andre Cisco.
84.) Las Vegas Raiders - DT Corey Durden, Florida State - Played out of position at FSU, Durden's ability to disrupt the QB on the inside would bolster Jon Gruden's defense.
85.) Arizona Cardinals - EDGE Joe Tryon, Washington - An exceptional athlete on the edge, Tryon can develop into the partner in crime that Chandler Jones needs to disrupt offenses.
86.) Pittsburgh Steelers - QB Jamie Newman, Wake Forest/UGA - The Steelers' backup options failed to impress in 2019, leading Pittsburgh to take a chance on Newman's upside as a long-term successor to Big Ben.
87.) New England Patriots - S Richie Grant, UCF - A rangy deep safety could be a good thing to have for New England, after trading Duron Harmon to the Lions.
88.) Washington Football Team - RB Journey Brown, Penn State - Washington adds a big play back in Brown, adding him to the mix of Antonio Gibson and J.D. McKissic.
89.) Tennessee Titans - CB Jaycee Horn, South Carolina - Even after investing high in Kristian Fulton, the Titans would be well served by the high upside value of Horn, as Butler's eventual replacement.
90.) Los Angeles Rams - G Zion Johnson, Boston College - A transfer from Davidson, Johnson's easy athleticism have translated well into FBS football, and should bolster a Rams rushing attack.
91.) Buffalo Bills - G Deonte Brown, Alabama - Putting Deonte Brown into a downhill rushing attack like the Bills (with former Alabama OC Brian Daboll) would be fun to watch.
92.) Cleveland Browns (via NO) - TE Nick Eubanks, Michigan - Browns coach Kevin Stefanski loves multiple tight end looks, and Eubanks is an effective pass catcher who can offer some insurance in case Njoku departs.
93.) Green Bay Packers - WR Tamorrion Terry, Florida State - The Packers add a big wide receiver who gives great effort run blocking, and can win balls on the outside.
94.) New York Jets (via SEA) - RB Kenneth Gainwell, Memphis - Le'Veon Bell hasn't been the star the Jets hoped he could be. They turn to a versatile back like Gainwell for another weapon.
95.) Baltimore Ravens - WR Chris Olave, Ohio State - A speedy slot receiver heads to the Ravens as they continue to build a lethal and diverse offense.
96.) Kansas City Chiefs - LB Nick Bolton, Missouri - The Chiefs add a physical linebacker to the mix, bringing in a local talent in Bolton.
97.) Los Angeles Chargers - DT Jordan Davis, Georgia - Adding some extra beef on the inside for the Chargers, Davis is a strong, athletic piece up front.
98.) New England Patriots - QB Kyle Trask, Florida - Trask flashed plenty of upside in his first year as a starter, and could give Jarrett Stidham some competition whenever Newton departs.
99.) Dallas Cowboys - DT Tedarrell Slaton, Florida - Another Gator, Slaton will clog holes in the middle of the Cowboys defense, helping DeMarcus Lawrence get into 3rd and long.
100.) New Orleans Saints - LB Jack Sanborn, Wisconsin - A well rounded inside linebacker, Sanborn fills a big need for the Saints, being reunited with fellow Badger Zach Baun.
101.) Tennessee Titans - TE Peyton Hendershot, Indiana - A versatile tight end playing out of multiple alignments, Hendershot and Smith make a quality TE duo.
102.) Los Angeles Rams - EDGE Joseph Ossai, Texas - More raw than refined at this point, Ossai has scary athleticism, making him an intriguing option for the Rams.
103.) Minnesota Vikings - QB Tanner Morgan, Minnesota - With a Cousins extension preventing him from being moved, the Vikings may need a more economic solution to the QB position. Morgan's had success in the state thus far.
FOURTH ROUND
Not going to do the little piece after each pick, just some of the more interesting ones.
104.) New York Jets - CB Thomas Graham Jr., Oregon
105.) Cincinnati Bengals - WR Tylan Wallace, Oklahoma State
106.) Carolina Panthers - CB Deommodore Lenoir, Oregon
107.) New York Giants - EDGE Charles Snowden, Virginia
108.) Las Vegas Raiders (via MIA) - CB Josh Jobe, Alabama
109.) Detroit Lions - QB Desmond Ridder, Cincinnati - While a new regime could look for a new QB right away, Ridder could be a long-term upside play while Detroit rides out Stafford's contract.
110.) Jacksonville Jaguars - G Cade Mays, Tennessee
111.) Washington Football Team - OT Thayer Munford, Ohio State
112.) Denver Broncos - CB Robert Rochell, Central Arkansas - An FCS corner with an elite blend of size and speed would be an interesting addition for Fangio and co.
113.) Cleveland Browns - DT Osa Odighizuwa, UCLA
114.) Atlanta Falcons - S Aashari Crosswell, Arizona State
115.) Cleveland Browns (via PHI) - S JaCoby Stevens, LSU
116.) Houston Texans - G Myron Cunningham, Arkansas
117.) Minnesota Vikings - WR Damon Hazelton, Missouri
118.) Los Angeles Chargers - WR Anthony Schwartz, Auburn - Able to align inside or outside, Schwartz would fit well with Keenan Allen and Mike Williams.
119.) Minnesota Vikings - S Quentin Lake, UCLA
120.) Indianapolis Colts - DT Marlon Tuipulotu, USC
121.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - G Luke Wattenberg, Washington
122.) Dallas Cowboys - RB Zamir White, Georgia
123.) Miami Dolphins (via LAV) - G Ben Cleveland, Georgia
124.) Houston Texans (via ARI) - RB Kylin Hill, Mississippi State
125.) Pittsburgh Steelers - DT LaBryan Ray, Alabama - After seeing Javon Hargrave head across state to Philly, the Steelers land an interior lineman to fill the hole.
126.) New England Patriots - OT Cordell Volson, NDSU
127.) San Francisco 49ers - C Tyler Linderbaum, Iowa - Richburg's had some more injuries recently, and Garland will be 33 next fall. Grooming a talented replacement seems prudent.
128.) Tennessee Titans - DT Lorenzo Neal, Purdue
129.) Jacksonville Jaguars (via LAR) - RB Jarrett Patterson, Buffalo
130.) Minnesota Vikings (via BUF) - OT Landon Dickerson, Alabama
131.) New Orleans Saints - EDGE Ronnie Perkins, Oklahoma
132.) Green Bay Packers - LB K.J. Britt, Auburn
133.) Seattle Seahawks - G Alec Lindstrom, Boston College
134.) Baltimore Ravens - DT Robert Cooper, Florida State - A fearsome run defender, Cooper swallows up blocks at the point of attack, and should work well with Brandon Williams.
135.) Kansas City Chiefs - CB Elijah Molden, Washington
136.) New England Patriots - EDGE Malcolm Koonce, Buffalo
137.) Dallas Cowboys - QB J.T. Daniels, Georgia - The Cowboys will almost assuredly end up extending Dak Prescott, but improving the backup spot with Daniels' upside could be wise regardless.
138.) Los Angeles Rams - LB Kuony Deng, California
139.) Pittsburgh Steelers - WR Justyn Ross, Clemson
140.) Green Bay Packers - CB Camryn Bynum, California
141.) Kansas City Chiefs - EDGE Xavier Thomas, Clemson
142.) New England Patriots - LB Baron Browning, Ohio State

FIFTH ROUND

143.) New York Jets - C/G Drake Jackson, Kentucky
144.) Cincinnati Bengals - TE Charlie Kolar, Iowa State
145.) Carolina Panthers - TE Tre McKitty, Georgia - McKitty is a quality move tight end for the Bulldogs, and could fit well developing behind Ian Thomas.
146.) New York Jets - EDGE Jeremiah Moon, Florida
147.) Las Vegas Raiders - EDGE Tyreke Smith, Ohio State
148.) Detroit Lions - S Reed Blankenship, Middle Tennessee St.
149.) Jacksonville Jaguars - WR Chatarius Atwell, Louisville - After making 8 picks already, the Jaguars simply take the best player on the board in Atwell, a shifty playmaker.
150.) Washington Football Team - LB Paddy Fisher, Northwestern
151.) Denver Broncos - EDGE Jordan Smith, UAB
152.) Jacksonville Jaguars - CB T.J. Carter, Memphis
153.) Atlanta Falcons - RB Master Teague, Ohio State - If Gurley's knees hold up, the Falcons will have a high caliber back, but adding a talented piece like Teague to the rotation would still be warranted.
154.) Philadelphia Eagles - LB Palaie Gaoteote IV, USC
155.) Houston Texans - S Ar'Darius Washington, TCU
156.) Minnesota Vikings - S Kolbey Harvell-Peel, Oklahoma State
157.) Los Angeles Chargers - RB Michael Carter, North Carolina
158.) Chicago Bears - S Tariq Thompson, SDSU - A run on safeties in the fifth concludes with the Bears snagging Thompson, who can play as a box or slot safety.
159.) Indianapolis Colts - WR Ihmir Smith-Marsette, Iowa
160.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - QB Sam Ehlinger, Texas
161.) Philadelphia Eagles - WR Dazz Newsome, North Carolina
162.) Buffalo Bills - LB Amari Gainer, Florida State
163.) Arizona Cardinals - CB Olaijah Griffin, USC
164.) Baltimore Ravens - TE Tony Poljan, Virginia - A former quarterback at Central Michigan, Poljan has made the transition to TE well and has picked up the position quickly.
165.) New England Patriots - RB C.J. Verdell, Oregon
166.) San Francisco 49ers - S Xavier Henderson, Michigan State
167.) Tennessee Titans - DL/EDGE Tarron Jackson, Coastal Carolina
168.) Cleveland Browns - QB Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh - The Browns take a swing on the nearby Pickett, looking to find some competition at the QB2 spot.
169.) Buffalo Bills - TE Jake Ferguson, Wisconsin
170.) New Orleans Saints - TE Matt Bushman, BYU
171.) Green Bay Packers - RB Pooka Williams, Kansas - A trio of Aaron Jones, A.J. Dillon, and Pooka sure sounds like a fun-time with a versatile set of skills all-around.
172.) Seattle Seahawks - DT Bobby Brown III, Texas A&M
173.) Minnesota Vikings (via BAL) - RB Elijah Mitchell, Louisiana
174.) Kansas City Chiefs - DT Darius Stills, West Virginia
175.) Green Bay Packers - EDGE Jamar Watson, Kentucky
176.) Atlanta Falcons - G Jack Wohlabaugh, Duke
177.) Dallas Cowboys - Micheal Clemons, Texas A&M - With just about all their pass-rushers other than Lawrence on expiring deals, Clemons represents both upside and insurance.
178.) Baltimore Ravens - LB Monty Rice, Georgia
179.) San Francisco 49ers - CB Jack Jones, Arizona State
180.) Kansas City Chiefs - OT Ben Petrula, Boston College

SIXTH ROUND

181.) New England Patriots (via NYJ) - CB Mike Hampton, USF
182.) Cincinnati Bengals - S Brandon McKinney, Washington
183.) Carolina Panthers - LB Ventrell Miller, Florida
184.) New York Giants - QB Kellen Mond, Texas A&M - The A&M veteran lands in the Big Apple with a chance to compete with Colt McCoy for a backup role.
185.) Houston Texans (via MIA) -EDGE Deangelo Malone, Western Kentucky
186.) Detroit Lions - WR Charleston Rambo, Oklahoma
187.) Jacksonville Jaguars - DT Carlo Kemp, Michigan
188.) Washington Football Team - TE Cade Otton, Washington
189.) Denver Broncos - QB Anthony Russo, Temple - Jeff Driskel will get a chance to convince Denver he can be a long-term QB2. If not, Russo has a big arm and would fit well behind Lock.
190.) Cleveland Browns - CB DiCaprio Bootle, Nebraska
191.) Atlanta Falcons - WR Ronnie Bell, Michigan
192.) Philadelphia Eagles - RB Rakeem Boyd, Arkansas
193.) Houston Texans - DT Naquan Jones, Michigan State
194.) Minnesota Vikings - OT Abraham Lucas, Washington State
195.) Los Angeles Chargers - EDGE Tyree Johnson, Texas A&M
196.) Chicago Bears - G Robert Hainsey, Notre Dame
197.) Indianapolis Colts - QB Zac Thomas, Appalachian State
198.) Pittsburgh Steelers (via TB) - OT Alex Palczewski, Illinois
199.) Dallas Cowboys - T/G Dylan Wonnum, South Carolina
200.) Las Vegas Raiders - QB Jarrett Guarantano, Tennessee
201.) Arizona Cardinals - DT Alim McNeill, NC State - An explosive lineman, McNeill is able to penetrate gaps quickly, and would fit inside as a 3-4 DE or pass-rushing nose tackle.
202.) Miami Dolphins (via PIT) - TE Jeremy Ruckert, Ohio State
203.) New York Jets (via NE) - S Greg Eisworth II, Iowa State
204.) San Francisco 49ers - QB K.J. Costello, Mississippi State
205.) Tennessee Titans - C/G Michael Menet, Penn State
206.) Los Angeles Rams - WR Austin Watkins, UAB
207.) Buffalo Bills - WR Marquez Stevenson, Houston
208.) Houston Texans (via NO) - OT Brendan Jaimes, Nebraska
209.) Green Bay Packers - WR Damonte Coxie, Memphis
210.) Miami Dolphins - OT Adrian Ealy, Oklahoma
211.) Baltimore Ravens - S Damar Hamlin, Pittsburgh
212.) Tennessee Titans (via KC) - LB Josh Ross, Michigan
213.) Atlanta Falcons - DT Mustafa Johnson, Colorado
214.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - CB Coby Bryant, Cincinnati
215.) Atlanta Falcons - QB Brandon Peters, Illinois
216.) Philadelphia Eagles - TE Cary Angeline, NC State
217.) Chicago Bears - CB Tariq Castro-Fields, Penn State
218.) Green Bay Packers - CB Tre Norwood, Oklahoma

SEVENTH ROUND

219.) New York Jets - DT Dante Stills, West Virginia
220.) Cincinnati Bengals - RB Javian Hawkins, Louisville
221.) Buffalo Bills (via CAR) - S Leon O'Neal Jr., Texas A&M
222.) Denver Broncos (via NYG) - S Talanoa Hufanga, USC
223.) Pittsburgh Steelers (via MIA) - LB Merlin Robertson, Arizona State - A versatile player, Robertson can play on the EDGE or off-ball with relative ease.
224.) Seattle Seahawks (via DET) - OT Spencer Brown, Northern Iowa
225.) Jacksonville Jaguars - OT/G Cole Van Lanen, Wisconsin
226.) Washington Football Team - LB Pete Werner, Ohio State
227.) Denver Broncos - RB Elijah Collins, Michigan State
228.) Cleveland Browns - WR Reggie Roberson Jr., SMU
229.) Chicago Bears (via MIA via ATL?) - EDGE Big Kat Bryant, Auburn
230.) Philadelphia Eagles - CB Rodarius Williams, Oklahoma State
231.) Houston Texans - EDGE Daelin Hayes, Notre Dame
232.) Kansas City Chiefs (via MIN) - G Liam Fornadel, James Madison
233.) Los Angeles Chargers - G Paul Grattan, UCLA
234.) Las Vegas Raiders (via CHI) - WR Josh Imatorbhebhe, Illinois
235.) Indianapolis Colts - EDGE Elerson Smith, Northern Iowa - Two Northern Iowa players make it into the seventh-round, as the Colts take a flier on the potential of Smith and his 6'7 frame.
236.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - S Ifeatu Melifonwu, Syracuse
237.) New England Patriots (via DAL) - WR Dyami Brown, North Carolina
238.) Washington Football Team (via LV) - QB Shane Buechele, SMU
239.) Arizona Cardinals - WR Cade Johnson, South Dakota State
240.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - EDGE LaRon Stokes, Oklahoma
241.) New England Patriots - CB Trey Dean III, Florida
242.) San Francisco 49ers - WR Dez Fitzpatrick, Louisville
243.) Tennessee Titans - K Grayson Atkins, North Carolina - After a disastrous first outing from Parkey, the Titans may be looking for a new kicker soon, and Atkins figures to be one of the first off the board.
244.) Los Angeles Rams - QB Peyton Ramsey, Northwestern
245.) Cleveland Browns (via BUF) - WR Elijah Moore, Ole Miss
246.) New Orleans Saints - P Drue Chrisman, Ohio State
247.) Green Bay Packers - DT Ifeanyi Maijeh, Temple
248.) New York Jets (via SEA) - DT Tuli Letuligasenoa, Washington
249.) Baltimore Ravens - QB D'Eriq King, Miami - Admit it, this would be fun to watch. Whether as a backup QB to compete with RG3 and McSorley, or as an offensive weapon, Ravens getting even more dangerous.
250.) Kansas City Chiefs - EDGE Chauncey Golston, Iowa
251.) Dallas Cowboys - G Aaron Banks, Notre Dame
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2020.08.02 16:57 hunter15991 An Overview of Arizona Primary Races - Part 5: Legislative Districts 21-30

Welcome back to my omnibus compendium of Arizona’s upcoming primary races in the style of my 2018 summaries. The primary is set to take place August 4th – early voting ballots should have been mailed out on or around July 8th.
Arizona’s a really interesting state (I may be a hair biased), since it not only is home to 2-3 swing House seats and a high-profile Senate race, but also tenuous majorities in both state houses that could – theoretically – neuter Ducey’s trifecta this fall. And counties have their races this year as well, so I’ve highlighted some of the fireworks ongoing in Maricopa.
And this is before factoring in the fact that our state is a COVID-19 hotspot, with an unpopular Republican Governor doing almost nothing to stop it.
If you’re interested about which district you live in, check https://azredistricting.org/districtlocato. If you want to get involved with your local Democratic party, find your legislative district on the previous link (NOT CD), and then search for your LD’s name at this link. Feel free to attend meetings, they’re a great way to get involved with candidates and like-minded individuals.
If you wish to donate to a “clean elections” candidate (mentioned in the post as “clean”), you will have to live in that candidate’s legislative district to give qualifying $5 contributions (check here if anyone needs it in your area), but they are allowed to accept a limited amount of “seed money” from people outside of the district. The three CorpComm candidates can take $5’s statewide.
If you do not want to vote at the polls, you will need to request an early ballot using the website of your county’s recorder prior to July 4th. Example links for Maricopa, Pima, and Pinal. Others available if needed.
Race ratings for listed primaries will be listed as Safe/Likely/Leans/Tilt/Tossup (alternatively Solid instead of Safe if my mind blanks) and are not indicative of my own preference for that seat. I’ll denote my personal primary preferences at the end of this series, as well as the best Republican ticket for the Dems if someone here really really wants to pull a GOP ballot in the primary. I do not advise it, but since I can't stop ya, you'll get my best suggestions.
Write-in candidates have yet to file, which could give us an outside chance at getting some Libertarians on the ballot (the Greens have lost their ballot access).
If you have any questions about voting in the primary, which races are the most contested, and how to get involved with other Democrats in Arizona, feel free to PM me.
All fundraising numbers here are as of 7/15/2020 (“Q2”).
District stats are listed for the race that involved the top Democratic vote-getter in the past two midterm cycles plus the last two presidential races, taken from Daily Kos’s legislative sheet – Clinton’16, Obama’12, Sinema’18, and Garcia’14 (not his 2018 run).
Part 1: Statewide and Congressional Races
Part 2: Maricopa County Races
Update 1: Congressional and County Rating Updates
Part 3: Legislative Districts 1-10
Part 4: Legislative Districts 11-20
ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN SOLELY IN MY CAPACITY AS A VOTER IN ARIZONA, AND NOT REPRESENTATIVE OF ANY ORGANIZATIONS I WORK/ED FOR OR AM/WAS A MEMBER OF. THIS POST IS IN NO WAY ENDORSED BY THE ARIZONA DEMOCRATIC PARTY OR ANY SUB-ORGANIZATION THEREOF, OR ANY FILED CANDIDATE.
Alright, let’s get cracking, y’all. I’m going to try to save time and characters on the safer seats when I can, although of course I’ll expound on any fun stuff that comes up.
Legislative District 21 (McSally+4.09, Trump+15.18, Douglas+6.1, Romney+17.4)
The first district in this segment of the writeup is LD21, up in Northwestern Phoenix. Long a dark-red seat at the heart of Trent Franks’ fiefdom, LD21 has swung left in recent years along with other suburban districts (something people probably should have seen coming, judging by Douglas’s underperformance in 2014 relative to Trump and Romney despite her once being on the Peoria Unified School District’s Governing Board – hereafter PUSD - the school district encompassing ~70% of the district). It’s also a bit near and dear to my heart, since I went to elementary school in LD21. With PUSD functioning as a sort of political incubator on both sides in the district, my status as a student made me intimately aware of the names of lots of otherwise lower-level elected officials in the area.
This year Democrats are fielding former PUSD Board President Kathy Knecht ($87.1K COH) for one of the two House seats in LD21. There was a Democratic State Senate candidate initially running alongside Knecht (Bryan Whitman), but he dropped out of the race a couple months ago – Sen. Rick Gray ($81.8K COH) is now unopposed in his re-election.
Despite all that, Knecht still stands a good chance of flipping this seat, as she is a very solid candidate. In her first campaign in 2006 she became the first and so far only Democrat to beat now-Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (R, AZ-CD8), and in her next two school board races won 1st place in the multi-seat election by sizable margins (9.7% in 2014 and 13.1% in 2010). She previously ran for SD21 in 2018 as an independent - outperforming most statewide Democrats (but falling slightly below Dr. Hiral Tipirneni’s performance in the district) – and has demonstrated an ability and openness to self-fund.
Needless to say, she’s a pretty damn good candidate.
Knecht and district Democrats also lucked out when GOP candidates for the seat were finalized. Incumbent Rep. Kevin Payne ($34.5K COH) is running for re-election, and outside of one controversy where he joked about shooting a campaign finance watchdog staffer in the head he hasn’t drawn much controversy in the state legislature, and is definitely going to be returning to it come 2021.
But Republican options to field directly against Knecht are more lacking. Randy Miller ($168.23 COH) - an active member of the Oathkeepers – almost won the nomination for this seat by default, which would have been an absolute godsend to Knecht’s chances. Unfortunately, PUSD Board Member Beverly Pingerelli ($5.2K COH, Clean) is also running in the primary – having filed just before the deadline - and would be the more pragmatic option for local Republicans given that she has held elected office in the past and is not an active member of an armed, far-right militia.
However, that does not at all mean that Pingerelli is herself a solid candidate. She’s running with clean elections funding - blocking her from direct coordination with either Payne or Gray – and although she is an elected official, it’s not much to write home about (1 school board term). In the primary, Pingerelli’s PUSD name-ID is countered by Randy Miller’s decent performance in the 2018 State Senate primary (~38.4% against then-former incumbent Rick Gray), and even though she’s raised more money than Miller she’s spent the majority of it, and can’t raise more until after the primary.
And Pingerelli doesn’t have history on her side in the general, either. You may recall she only won one term on the PUSD board before running for State House. That’d have been a promising result if in that election hadn’t Pingerelli placed 2nd – coming in 9.7% behind none other than Kathy Knecht.
Knecht came close against a less-controversial and better-funded candidate. I’m not comfortable prognosticating currently if she’ll get over the line this year, but hell if the ingredients aren’t there.
hunter15991 Rating: Dem. primary unopposed, Safe Payne, Lean Pingerelli, Unconsted GOP Sen. general, Tossup House (Pingerelli/Knecht), Safe Payne general
Legislative District 22 (McSally+19.9, Trump+28.41, Douglas+17.56, Romney+31.94)
Nestled next to LD20 and LD21, LD22 is the reddest of the three districts nestled in northwest Phoenix. Incumbent Sen. David Livingston ($61.1K COH), Rep. Ben Toma ($58.3K COH) and Rep. Frank Carroll ($9.5K COH) are running for re-election and face little resistance across the board. Toma and Carroll are opposed only in the general, by local activists Mary Honne ($11K COH, Clean) and Wendy Garcia ($61 COH, Clean). Livingston faces veteran Sarah Tyree ($2.9K COH) in the general, and primary challenges from former chief of police Van DiCarlo ($352 COH) and nonprofit employee Hop Nguyen ($898 COH). DiCarlo may hypothetically have the career background to make some noise in the Senate primary, but with his abysmal fundraising I doubt we see that shine through.
hunter15991 Rating: Dem. primary unopposed, Safe Livingston, GOP House Primary unconstested, Safe GOP general
Legislative District 23 (McSally+9.69, Trump+13.33, Douglas+9.36, Romney+26.94)
The LD23 Republicans are a particularly wild brand of crazy, and in my unbiased opinion have the craziest slate of candidates among any districts in Arizona. While individual people like Kelly Townsend possibly burn brighter, LD23's candidates take the cake.
On the Senate side, we have incumbent Michelle Ugenti-Rita ($30.2K COH), a "conservative feminist" (in that she gives lip service to the ERA every so often before voting against it) who has the unlikely distinction of being the accused party in one capitol sexual harassment case, and the victim in the other, and who was recently in the news for pushing a bill that'd legalize deadly force to stop property damage. Her Senate opponent, Alex Kolodin ($53.7K COH, $123K self-funded), insists she stole it from him.
The real fun starts on the House side. Incumbents John Kavanagh and Jay Lawrence ($12.5K COH) are running for re-election, Kavanagh an ex-Port Authority cop, Lawrence a former radio show host. Their partial rap-sheets are as follows:
Kavanagh:
Lawrence:
And then there's their primary opponent, investment banker Joseph Chaplik ($8.1K COH), who went from frat douche in college to exploiting the housing crisis in Arizona to scoop up assets during a market downturn. For further Chaplik deets I present to you the 6/29 Republican Briefs where he tries to defend against attacks levied by Kavanagh and Lawrence, and Kavanagh's rebuttal on 7/1, as well as other RB search results for "Chaplik". I can't highlight the exact section, so ctrl+F for "Chaplik" on both pages, as well as for "Ugenti" on the 7/1 link.
As it stands, I think the Ugenti-Rita/Kavanagh/Lawrence slate holds strong. Ugenti-Rita’s reputation in the district is still quite reputable (at least among primary voters), and Chaplik’s made enough enemies during his campaign that I think he barely fails at knocking Lawrence off – although he’s a stronger primary candidate than Kolodin.
The two Democrats in the race are Eric Kurland ($71.1K COH) on the House side, and Seth Blattman ($29.9K COH) on the Senate side. While I don’t think Blattman has the funds or name recognition to seal the deal in his race, I think he’s running a competent enough campaign to help Kurland over the line. Kurland lost in 2018 by only 3% while only taking public funds (and with a far weaker Senate candidate), and with the miles-long rap sheets for Lawrence, Kavanagh, and Chaplik there’s a decent chance he snags one of the two seats.
hunter15991 Rating: Dem. primary unopposed, Likely Ugenti-Rita, Safe Kavanagh, Tilt Lawrence, Likely Ugenti-Rita general, Safe Kavanagh, Tossup 2nd House Seat (Lawrence/Kurland)
Legislative District 24 (Sinema+46.84, Clinton+38.25, Garcia+39.24, Obama+28.82)
The site of a brutal 7-way House primary in 2018, LD24 is now the site of a contentious State Senate race – Reps. Jennifer Longdon ($23.3K COH) and Amish Shah ($24.3K COH, $10K self-funded) will only face perennial candidate David Alger ($1.1K COH) in the general. But Senator Lela Alston ($71K COH) faces veteran Ryan Starzyk ($492 COH, Clean) in the upcoming primary. Putting it in the nicest terms possible: Starzyk has been an absolute firecracker in this race, getting in the face of anyone of political importance in LD24 or even in nearby districts. Just last Friday, Starzyk filed a restraining order against someone whom he had gotten into a Facebook internet argument with – including a yearlong no-contact provision between the two.
Starzyk has burnt practically every bridge in the district, and has failed in his attempts to paint Alston as a nebulous “corporate Democrat” because of her ludicrously high scores from local progressive groups (including 96 from ProgressNowAZ, the highest score in Maricopa County) over her past voting record. With only ~$500 on hand, and most generic primary-from-left groups against him, Starzyk is resorting to desperate measures online in an attempt to maintain relevance in this race.
It’s not going to work.
hunter15991 Rating: GOP primary unopposed, Dem. House unopposed, Safe Alston, Safe Dem. general
Legislative District 25 (McSally+16.16, Trump+26.24, Douglas+16.46, Romney+31.93)
LD25, the Mormon capital of the state, is a red no man’s land for Democrats. However - like angelfish in the ocean deep - in the dark-red depths of the district one can still observe fascinating dynamics in the GOP House primary, which is shaping up to be somewhat competitive this year. House Speaker Rusty Bowers ($123.2K COH) – an old, bald re-incarnation of a mid-19th century Mormon theocrat is being challenged for House leadership from the right (or at least, a different type of far right) by active Oathkeeper Mark Finchem (HD11). While it’s theorized that the candidacy of Kathy Pearce ($1.3K COH) – wife of SB1070 “show me your papers” author Russell Pearce – is partially being indirectly backed by the Finchem bloc of state legislators as something of a retributory move against Bowers, the Pearce candidacy is actually primarily a Bowers-supported move. Rep. Michelle Udall ($37.6K COH), Bowers’s seatmate, often faces criticism that nowadays she’s acting a bit too much like Mark and Mo Udall (Michelle says she married into the name), and the Pearce candidacy is primarily to try to bounce her.
Despite the financial disparity, I think this race will be quite tight – current day LD25 has most of the same boundaries as LD18 in the 2002-2012 era that was represented for several years by Russell Pearce. While Udall herself has a decent name in the district and a respectable warchest, that Pearce name ID is going to be a tough hurdle. I still think Udall takes it, but by narrow margins.
There are technically are Democratic candidates in this district - Paul Weigel ($1.7K COH) for Senate (against GOP incumbent Tyler Pace (11.8K COH)) and Suzanne Hug ($15.7K COH) for House, but it will take a miracle for them to win in November. Maybe mass Mormon turnout defections? Hell knows.
hunter15991 Rating: Dem. primary unopposed, Pace unopposed, Solid Bowers, Tilt Udall, all Solid GOP general
Legislative District 26 (Sinema+38.06, Clinton+27.51, Garcia+25.24, Obama+19.8)
Going to try to be brief here to not doxx myself as well, but unfortunately I can’t brush past this district entirely because there are competitive primaries for both House and Senate. Of course.
On the Senate end, incumbent Sen. Juan Mendez ($9.2K COH, Clean) faces a primary from the center by former County Health Board candidate Jana Lynn Granillo ($5.6K COH), who has received a significant chunk of change by an odd coalition of corporate and union PACs in this primary. Explanatory articles are behind paywalls, but the corporate opposition is over policy, while the union opposition is more personal, over a past squabble a key union kingmaker had with various progressive Democratic incumbents (in this squabble I tend to end up on the side of the spurned incumbents)
On the House side, House Minority Whip and Mendez’s wife Athena Salman ($9.4K COH) is running alongside EMT Melody Hernandez ($8.5K COH, Clean) on the same ticket as Mendez. Salman endorsement is an incredibly strong pull for Hernandez, as is her connections to the healthcare world during a global pandemic. Their chief opposition this year is Debbie Nez-Manuel ($27.3K COH), who has gotten $217.2K in outside spending from the same odd coalition backing Granillo. It’s an absolute titanic amount, and if Hernandez survives it will be a very good sign for Salman’s political prowess. While I would give Nez-Manuel the edge – especially given that she came within a few percent of beating Mendez in 2018 – Hernandez is not out of this yet. Tempe Elementary School Board Member Patrick Morales ($3.5K COH) is also running in the primary, but is set to go nowhere in a hurry – and thankfully so, as he’s definitely got skeletons in his closet.
Republicans are somehow fielding a full slate of candidates in this district this year - Jae Man Chin ($605 COH – Q2 report not filed) for Senate, and Bill Loughrie ($14.5K COH) and Seth Sifuentes ($1.4K COH, Clean) for House. They’re all toast in November.
hunter15991 Rating: GOP primary unopposed, Lean Mendez, Safe Salman, Tilt Nez-Manuel, Safe Dem. general
Legislative District 27 (Sinema+56.34, Clinton+53.45, Garcia+51.54, Obama+51.95)
LD27 is one of the bluest districts in the state, and shouldn’t be the focal point for Democratic cash in a normal election year. However, this is Arizona, and absolutely nothing about our elections is normal. In LD27’s case, it’s the home base of a certain Catherine Miranda ($3.6K COH), a former Democratic State Senator who was notorious for getting conservative support and trying to carry water for state Republicans. One very prominent example of Miranda’s antics were her two endorsements in 2014: Governor Doug Ducey (R) and former Secretary of State Michelle Reagan (R). Her progressive claims to fame this year are therefore rather ludicrous, in my opinion.
Miranda is running for her old seat against two Democratic incumbents, Rep. Diego Rodriguez ($22.7K COH) and Reggie Bolding ($39.2K COH). Both are rather solid candidates in well-liked in their district. They’ll get financial and political assistance from Sen. Rebecca Rios ($39.6K COH), who does not have Miranda-backed primary opposition this year.
While Miranda is getting noticeable amounts of support from outside PACs, Rios and Bolding are both big figures in this district, and while Rodriguez has a few campaigning flaws they’re far too minor for Miranda and her people to exploit. I think he’ll survive this primary, and then that the Democratic slate will easily beat GOP Senatorial candidate Garland Shreves ($10.1K COH) and House candidate Tatiana Pena ($9.8K COH, Clean).
hunter15991 Rating: GOP primary unopposed, Rios unopposed, Safe Bolding, Lean Rodriguez, All Safe Dem. general
Legislative District 28 (Sinema+12.4, Clinton+5.3, Garcia+10.68, Romney+8.97)
LD28, centered in rich, suburban Paradise Valley and the Arcadia neighborhood of Phoenix, is the keystone of any Democratic plans to retake the state legislature in 2020. While the two state House seats are held by Democrats - dentist/businesswoman Kelli Butler ($116.7K COH) and early childhood education specialist Aaron Lieberman ($159K COH), the Senate seat is held by Kate Brophy McGee ($311.1K COH), a faux-moderate legislator who tries to ham up her bipartisan credentials to hold on in a rapidly bluening suburban seat. In a way, McGee is the Susan Collins of Arizona.
If McGee is the Susan Collins of Arizona, Christine Porter Marsh ($209.5K COH) is the closest person there is to Sara Gideon. The 2016 Arizona Teacher of the Year (and thus a good friend of national Teacher of the Year in 2016 Rep .Jahanna Hayes), Marsh is an absolutely stellar recruit for this seat. In 2018 she lost by only 267 votes, and the situation in the district has only improved for Democrats since then. The partisan participation rate in the primary (in LD28) is several more points in Democrats’ favor than it was in 2018, their slate’s fundraising is on fire ($485.2K COH combined), and the Republican situation is even more of a dumpsterfire than in 2018.
For you see, while Kate Brophy McGee has been carefully tailoring her moderate image, she has lost many friends in this district due to Democratic downballot flips. Because of this, instead of two carefully-picked House runningmates that she would desperately want in a race as competitive as this one (like Lieberman and Butler on the Democratic side), McGee is instead stuck with Jana Jackson ($2.4K COH, Clean) - someone who formerly had a warrant out for her arrest in regards to check fraud charges in Indiana – and Kenneth Bowers ($3.80 COH), a far right lunatic whose top policy priority is building a statue of former Gov. Evan Meacham, a sort of proto-Trump for our state. Bowers hates Jackson, Jackson hates Bowers, and both hate McGee. And because Jackson is taking public financing, she can’t even coordinate as directly with McGee and Bowers as before.
So in the battle to hold this seat against rising Democratic tides, McGee clearly sits on top of a gigantic pile of money in order to defend her seat. But unlike past years she now sits alone – with two ludicrously bad dumpsterfires of candidates as her House runningmates instead of capable partners like Kathy Petsas or Maria Syms (who would have been better runningmates for McGee’s chances, even though Syms and Petsas openly fought one another in 2018).
Local Republicans absolutely blew it in candidate recruitment this year in this district, and it is going to show. I think that the ingredients are here to get Marsh into office, and send McGee off into a nice and comfortable retirement.
hunter15991 Rating: Primaries unopposed, Tilt Marsh, Solid Lieberman, Solid Butler
Legislative District 29 (Sinema+41.17, Clinton+35.71, Garcia+27.96, Obama+31.12)
In LD29 there is a semblance of a competitive primary on the House side, as realtor Teddy Castro ($10.8K COH) is trying to leverage the same coalition backing Granillo and Nez-Manuel in LD26 to try to beat either moderate Rep. Cesar Chavez ($17.5K COH), or union activist (the target of the unions’ ire, oddly) Rep. Richard Andrade ($21.6K COH). As it stands I think Andrade’s strong, personal connections with local unions will override any pushes by leadership to try to throw him under the bus.
On the GOP side there is also nominally a primary, between Helen Fokszanskyj-Conti ($15.3K COH, Clean), Alyssa McMillan ($10 COH), and Billy Bragg Jr. ($17K COH). Between the three, I think McMillan is the least likely to win a ticket to November, by virtue of her atrocious fundraising.
Sen. Martin Quezada ($15.2K COH) will face token opposition in the general election from John Wilson ($26 COH).
hunter15991 Rating: Wilson unopposed, Safe Fokszanskyj-Conti, Safe Bragg Jr., Quezada unopposed in primary, Safe Chavez, Likely Andrade, All Safe Dem. general
Legislative District 30 (Sinema+38.52, Clinton+30.47, Garcia+26.2, Obama+24.65)
Sen. Otoniel Navarrete ($9.5K COH), Rep. Raquel Teran ($18.4K COH), and Rep. Robert Meza ($6.4K COH) are all unopposed in their run for re-election in both the Democratic primary and general election, pending GOP write-in success. Won’t even bother linking to ‘em since I've already written so much, congrats on winning new terms.
hunter15991 rating: Dems unopposed in primary and general
Final Primary Updates:
Since I've sat for so long on writeups for Districts 11-30, my views on other seats have ended up changing, and races I had been undecided on need to be decided. To make sure I have predictions down for each race (some are still at Tossup):
CD9 House - GOP Primary: Lean Giles
LD1 House - GOP Primary: Leans Bliss, Tilt Burges
LD16 House - GOP Primary: Lean Fillmore, Tilt Parker
Going to try to get another writeup out on Phoenix Council candidates out relatively soon, as well as a post-primary update for all the races mentioned here and in past writeups.
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2020.07.29 01:49 PanicOnFunkatron NBA Jam TE team ranking

Now that I've done some research into the attributes and spent some more time with the game I figured I would do a team ranking. These rankings are based on the Arcade1Up rosters. I favor players with high speed and power as those attributes are always in play and favor passing and clutch the least. Teams are listed with best duo and combined attribute total of said duo.
  1. Seattle Supersonics - Kemp/Gill - 104 points
#1 is a hard one to pick as any of the top 5 could easily fit here. I prefer Seattle over the others. Kemp is a very good big man with no major weakness other than his 3 rating in steals. Gill is one of most well rounded players in the game.
2. Charlotte Hornets - Mourning/Johnson - 107 points
Charlotte is my go-to team when things aren't going well for me with Seattle. They sacrifice Seattle's speed for 9 power on both players to shove and dunk their way to victory.
3. Phoenix Suns - Barkley/Johnson - 106 points
Barkley is the best player in the game. He's quick for a big man, powerful, and surprisingly accurate from 3. Kevin Johnson is a complimentary small player for Sir Charles that and run around and try to get steals but Barkley is the one who runs this team.
4. Utah Jazz - Stockton/Malone - 94 points
The Jazz are the epitome of complimentary players. Both are fast and any weakness one has, the other is strong in. The only thing keeping them from cracking the top 3 teams is Stockton's 0 power rating.
5. Houston Rockets - Olajuwon/Elliot - 95 points
The Rockets are very similar to Seattle. Olajuwon has similar stats to Kemp but can't hit the 3 ball like Kemp. Elliot is similar to Gill with less power. Olajuwon and Horry would make for a better pairing but Midway made a mistake in 1993 and the Rockets are still paying for it.
6. Orlando Magic - Hardaway/Anderson - 96 points
The Magic are probably the best small ball team. Penny and Nick Anderson are both fast, can hit threes, and steal the ball. A lack of power and dunk rating for both players keeps them from scoring inside the paint and causes them to turn the ball over easily with shoves.
7. Atlanta Hawks - Manning/Willis - 84 points
The Hawks are a team that plays above their stats. Both guys a reasonably fast, Willis is powerful and can block, and Manning is the scorer both inside and outside. Neither player can steal so they have to rely on shoves and blocks.
8. San Antonio Spurs - Robinson/Rodman - 99 points
The Spurs are the inverse of the Magic. Robinson and Rodman both have speed but this is a team that wins games based on their powerful defense. You're going to have to shove and block and keep games close because neither player can be relied on to hit a 3 pointer late if you're behind.
9. Dallas Mavericks - Jackson/Mashburn - 93 points
Jamal Mashburn is sneaky good player. He's fast, powerful, hit threes, dunk, and get the occasional block. Jim Jackson isn't anything special other than his pass rating but I don't put a ton of stock in passing.
10. New Jersey Nets - Coleman/Anderson - 91 points
The Nets are a surprising team. Derrick Coleman is one of the better big men in the game that is still quick and his 7 rating in 3 points lets him score from outside. Kenny Anderson is a quick guard that can get quick steals and get the ball to Coleman or score from deep.
11. Cleveland Cavaliers - Price/Daugherty - 89 points
The Cavs are similar to Utah. They have strengths that play of each other's weaknesses, it's just that their strengths aren't as strong as Utah.
12. Washington Bullets - Gugliotta/Cheaney - 93 points
The Bullets are the poor man's version of a top team. Gugliotta is a good big man that can shove, dunk, and still hit some 3s. Cheaney is quick and hit 3s. Their biggest flaw is blocking but Gugliotta height allows him to play about his 4 rating in blocking.
13. Los Angeles Clippers - Manning/Harper - 95 points
The Clippers are an odd team on paper. They're one of the best in total points but a lot of this is wasted on their high clutch rating. Both players are fast and can block, but their low power will let their opponents jam on them. In the right hands they could make the top 10 but I just can't play well with them.
14. Sacramento Kings - Richmond/Hurley - 89 points
The Kings are my go to ringer team when I want to surprise someone with a team that's better than they would expect. Mitch Richmond's 7 speed, 9 3 point, 8 power ratings make him an interesting player on offense. He's not tall so he can't block and he only has a 5 in steals. Bobby Hurley's job is to run around the court trying to steal the ball and occasionally hit a 3 when Richmond is covered.
15. Chicago Bulls - Pippen/Kukoc - 93 points
Midway wasn't very nice to their hometown team. Scottie Pippen is fast and can dunk, but his 3 point rating is underwhelming and his 3 rating in power and 5 blocks means he will have to rely on getting steals instead of shoves and blocks. Toni Kukoc is the best option for his partner, but is not a great player. Not particularly fast, not powerful. He does have a 7 in blocks but nothing else jumps off the page. Defeating all 27 teams will give you the option of using Horace Grant for a better defensive big man.
16. New York Knicks - Ewing/Starks - 90 points
Patrick Ewing is a very good big man similar to Karl Malone. His problem though is John Starks in nowhere near Stockton. Starks is fast but only has a 6 rating in 3 pointers and doesn't have strong enough defensive ratings to make up for his mediocre offense.
17. Golden State Warriors - WebbeMullin - 90 points
Chris Webber is another fast big man (if you haven't noticed a theme with my rankings) and can shove and block and dunk. His 0 rating means you won't want to take a last second shot with him. That's why you have Chris Mullin and his 9 3 point rating and 9 clutch rating for. If you're behind late, you're going to need hope Mullin can get open.
18. Portland Trail Blazers - DrexleRobinson - 90 points
Clyde Drexler is an all around average player but isn't exceptional in any of my preferred attributes. You can go two ways with your lineup. If you put in Terry Porter you can add some speed and outside scoring, if you put in Clifford Robinson you'll gain blocking and power.
19. Minnesota Timberwolves - Person/Rider - 90 points
The Timberwolves have a decent all around inside scorer with Isaiah Rider and Chuck Person is an elite outside scorer. They're similar to Golden State, probably a more balanced team with weaker defense.
20. Boston Celtics - McDaniel/Brown - 89 points
The Celtics are another big man/small man pair. Neither is particularly great.
21. Los Angeles Lakers - Campbell/Worthy - 88 points
Elden Campbell is a good powerful blocker but not good from outside and isn't a great dunker. Beating all 27 teams will unlock James Worthy who is the best all around option to go with Campbell.
22. Philadelphia 76ers - Weatherspoon/Bradley - 87 points
The Sixers are a big man team. Shawn Bradley's 9 block rating and 7'6" height make him the best blocker in the game but he lacks the power to be a top player. Clarence Weatherspoon has the power Bradley lacks but a lack of outside scoring means the Sixers will have to keep games close.
23. Detroit Pistons - Thomas/Horry - 87 points
The Pistons lucked out getting Horry instead of Vernon Maxwell. Horry is a good all around player. Isiah is a good small guard but I think he played a dirty enough game to warrant a higher rating than a 1 for power.
24. Miami Heat - Rice/Seikaly - 80 points
Glen Rice is your fast 3 point shooter but don't expect much from him defensively. Seikaly is slow enough that if he misses a shove, the other team will score. Losing Harold Miner doesn't help this team.
25. Milwaukee Bucks - BakeDay - 75 points
I like teams with speed, power, and 3 points. No one on this team has a power rating higher than 5 or a 3 point rating higher than 4.
26. Denver Nuggets - Mutombo/Ellis - 71 points
Mutombo is big, slow, and can dunk. Neither guy compliments his play style.
27. Indiana Pacers - Smits/Sealy - 69 points
Neither player is good and has to rely on Reggie Miller to carry them. Reggie Miller is not in this game. Sorry Pacer fans.

Once again, here's the link to the rosters.
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2020.07.25 15:46 PM-ME-A-PRIME-NUMBER Offseason Review Series: The 2020 New York Jets

New York Jets

Division: AFC East
 
1 New England Patriots (12-4)
2 Buffalo Bills (10-6)
3 New York Jets (7-9)
4 Miami Dolphins (5-11)
 

Coaching Changes

The Jets did not make any major coaching changes this offseason, retaining HC Adam Gase, OC Dowell Loggains, and DC Gregg Williams.
 

Free Agency

Players Lost/Cut
Player Position New Team
Trevor Siemian QB Free Agent
Bilal Powell RB Free Agent
Ty Montgomery RB New Orleans
Robby Anderson WR Carolina
Demaryius Thomas WR Free Agent
Kelvin Beachum LT Arizona
Brent Qvale LG Houston
Ryan Kalil C Free Agent
Tom Compton RG San Francisco
Brandon Shell RT Seattle
Brandon Copeland EDGE New England
Paul Worrilow ILB Free Agent
Albert McClellan ILB Free Agent
Trumaine Johnson CB Free Agent
Darryl Roberts FS Detroit
Rontez Miles FS Free Agent
Blake Countess DB Free Agent
Lachlan Edwards P Free Agent
 
The Jets reshaped their weapons for Sam Darnold this offseason, losing three veterans and bringing in a number of free agents and draft picks. GM Joe Douglas opted not to re-sign RB Bilal Powell who the Jets drafted in 2011, and he remains a free agent. Most significantly, Douglas allowed his top offensive weapon in WR Robby Anderson to walk to Carolina on a 2-year, $20.0 MM deal, creating a void at outside receiver. The team has also not re-signed WR Demaryius Thomas, who filled in for Quincy Enunwa last season and remains a free agent.
 
The biggest change that the Jets made to their personnel this offseason was along the offensive line, and as such there were a number of veteran casualties. LT Kelvin Beachum started for the Jets from 2017 to 2019, but he seems to have regressed, but he projects to compete for Arizona on a 1-year deal. The Jets also let C Ryan Kalil go, who unretired to snap for Sam Darnold last offseason but disappointed and got injured, and he remains a free agent. RG Tom Compton was forced into action last season with the injury to Brian Winters, and he, as is characteristic of his NFL career thus far, struggled massively in run blocking and pass pro, but he projects to compete anyway next year for San Francisco on a 1-year deal. Joe Douglas and Adam Gase never expressed interest in RT Brandon Shell for the long term, benching him for the raw Chuma Edoga early in 2019, so it was not a surprise to see the Jets let Shell go to start for Seattle on a 2-year contract.
 
The Jets mostly kept their 7th-ranked total defense in tact this offseason, only losing two key pieces. EDGE Brandon Copeland left for New England on a 1-year contract, which is not a surprising location, as Copeland is a great utility player, functioning as a rush linebacker, an off-ball linebacker, and a core special teamer for the Jets in 2019. Similarly, Joe Douglas has not re-signed the versatile FS Rontez Miles, who has played high safety, box safety, and a key special-teams role during his seven-year Jets tenure, and he remains a free agent.
 
The Jets cut CB Trumaine Johnson, which was virtually a no-brainer after two injury-plagued seasons in which his lack of speed was frequently exposed. The only real decision was whether to cut Johnson immediately, which would have resulted in a $12.0 MM dead cap hit in 2020, or to designate Johnson as a post-June 1 cut, which would have resulted in a $4.0 MM dead cap hit in 2020 and a $8.0 MM dead cap hit in 2021. Joe Douglas opted for the latter, meaning that the Jets saved a total of $11.0 MM by cutting Johnson in 2020. Grade: A
 
The Jets cut FS Darryl Roberts in mid-March. The Jets had high hopes for Roberts following the 2018 season, prompting them to sign him to a three-year contract with an out after one year. Roberts had a rocky first eight games of the season at cornerback before injuring his calf and being benched in favor of Maulet and Austin. Roberts remained a special-teams asset and good safety depth in December, but ultimately GM Joe Douglas decided he could cut Roberts, save $6.0 MM, and look elsewhere for a replacement. Grade: B
 
Players Signed
Player Position Old Team Length Salary
Joe Flacco QB Denver 1 year $1.5 MM
David Fales QB NY Jets 1 year $0.9 MM
Frank Gore RB Buffalo 1 year $1.1 MM
Breshad Perriman WR Tampa Bay 1 year $6.5 MM
Josh Doctson WR Minnesota 1 year $0.9 MM
Daniel Brown TE NY Jets 1 year $0.8 MM
Alex Lewis LG NY Jets 3 years $18.6 MM
Greg Van Roten LG Carolina 3 years $10.5 MM
Josh Andrews LG Indianapolis 1 year $1.0 MM
Connor McGovern C Denver 3 years $27.0 MM
George Fant RT Seattle 3 years $27.3 MM
Jordan Jenkins EDGE NY Jets 1 year $3.9 MM
Neville Hewitt ILB NY Jets 1 year $2.0 MM
Patrick Onwuasor ILB Baltimore 1 year $2.0 MM
James Burgess ILB NY Jets 1 year $0.9 MM
Pierre Desir CB Indianapolis 1 year $4.0 MM
Arthur Maulet CB NY Jets 1 year $0.9 MM
Quincy Wilson CB Indianapolis 1 year $1.3 MM
Brian Poole NCB NY Jets 1 year $5.0 MM
Bennett Jackson FS NY Jets 1 year $0.7 MM
 
Jets GM Joe Douglas used to work in Baltimore, where he was supposedly very influential in the decision to draft QB Joe Flacco, so this signing is far from surprising. While Joe Flacco may be trending down in his play, $1.5 MM feels like a bargain for the chance at solid veteran insurance for Sam Darnold. However, his neck surgery will supposedly keep him out for the opening of the season. Grade: B
 
After the draft, the Jets signed RB Frank Gore to a 1-year, $1.1 MM deal to ensure that he will play his 16th season in green and white. Gore is a physical back who played under Jets HC Adam Gase in San Francisco in 2008 and in Miami in 2018. Gore can take some of the pressure off of starting RB Le'Veon Bell in 2020 as the Jets move towards a "runningback by committee" system. Grade: B
 
The Jets-Ravens connection proved strong again with the signing of WR Breshad Perriman. Perriman was a first-round pick for the Ravens in 2015 while current Jets' Director of Player Personnel Chad Alexander was with Baltimore, and though he never really produced at a high level there, he had a resurgence in 2019 for the Buccaneers. Especially in November and December, where he performed at a 1000-yard rate projected over a whole season, Perriman proved to be a legitimate outside option across from Mike Evans with Chris Godwin in the slot. Perriman is a big, athletic receiver who projects to be worth the $6.5 MM deal to get a shot on the outside. Grade: A
 
Yet again, the Jets signed a former Ravens player, re-signing LG Alex Lewis, who played 2016 through 2018 with Baltimore before GM Joe Douglas traded for him in the 2019 offseason. Lewis stepped in for Kelechi Osemele last season and was a serviceable starter. Lewis is good in pass pro, versatile, and a good zone fit as a guard. However, Lewis could touch up on his penalties and overall run blocking for 2020. GM Joe Douglas only gave Lewis a 3-year, $18.6 MM deal which actually has an out after 1 year, which seems like a solid price to get another look at a 28-year-old guard who might be part of the team's future. Grade: B
 
The Jets' biggest free-agent singing in 2020 in terms of guaranteed money was former Broncos' C Connor McGovern at $18.0 MM. McGovern is an athletic lineman with experience at guard and center. He is a powerful center, and that serves him well in the run game. However, McGovern has a weak anchor and inconsistent pad level and leverage in the pass game. For this reason, despite the need at center, Joe Douglas' decision to commit two years to a center who is, perhaps, below average in pass pro is worthy of scrutiny. Grade: C
 
The biggest heavily-scrutinized acquisition that the Jets made in 2020 was probably signing former Seahawks RT George Fant to a 3-year, $27.3 MM contract. Fant functioned primarily as a swing tackle and as a sixth offensive lineman in Seattle, as he could not see the field as a starter over Germain Ifedi. Fant remains a very raw pass protector in terms of his anchor and the fluidity of his kickslide, and his ability in the run is only theoretically a strength in zone blocking. While Fant's contract has an out in 2021, it is a bit strange to see him making a similar salary to Bryan Bulaga and Halapoulvaati Vaitai. Grade: D
 
The Jets were patient in re-signing their own free agents, which probably helped get good value retaining EDGE Jordan Jenkins. Despite notching 15 combined sacks over the past two seasons, Jenkins only got $3.9 MM from the Jets. The sack number is a bit misleading, though, due to a high quantity of "coverage sacks" and a relatively modest pressure rate. However, Jenkins is a fine run defender, and he'll slot in as EDGE #1 again for the Jets in 2020. Grade: B
 
The Jets also acquired a former Raven on defense with LB Patrick Onwuasor, and they only paid $2.0 MM to bring him in. Onwuasor is an undersized linebacker but a good linear athlete, and while he struggles reading offensive cues and getting off of blocks to stop the run, he is a really good coverage player with the ability to get home as a pass rusher. Onwuasor has played next to CJ Mosley before, and he could potentially contribute in subpackage and base 4-3 looks, in addition to in a depth capacity and on special teams. Grade: A
 
With the cuts of Trumaine Johnson and Darryl Roberts, GM Joe Douglas decided to fill a starting cornerback spot with former Colts CB Pierre Desir on a 1-year, prove-it deal. Desir lacks longspeed, but he is a long, physical corner with decent short-area quickness. However, Desir lacks refinement in press and zone. With that said, $4.0 MM is a reasonable price to get a fill-in outside cornerback in 2020. Grade: B
 
This signing probably didnt get much national coverage, but re-signing CB Arthur Maulet could pay huge dividends for the Jets in 2020. In 2019, Trumaine Johnson and Darryl Roberts failed to hit expectations, forcing Maulet, Nate Hairston, and rookie Blessuan Austin into the outside cornerback rotation. Maulet is the only one of that group who was not benched for performance reasons. For a mere $0.9 MM, retaining a guy in Maulet who is familiar with the defense who will compete to start in 2020 is seemingly a no-brainer. Grade: A
 
Instead of making another draft choice, the Jets decided to trade pick 211 for former Colts CB Quincy Wilson. Wilson, a former 2nd-round pick, was a raw prospect coming out of Florida, and his penalties and lack of zone instincts followed him to the pros and led to his benching. However, Wilson is a big, long, and athletic corner, and at only 23 years of age, it makes sense that GM Joe Douglas wants to bring him on board to compete in an iffy cornerback room. Grade: C
 
This signing went somewhat under-the-radar, but Jets fans were thrilled when the team retained NCB Brian Poole to play slot on a 1-year, $5.0 MM contract. Poole is a good run defender with an ability to rush the passer, and he had a career year in coverage in 2019. Brian Poole is a good fit for Gregg Williams' defense, so retaining him to start in 2020 for a mere $5.0 MM seems to be a good value. Grade: B
 

Draft

Round Number Pos Player School
1 11 LT Mekhi Becton Louisville
2 59 WR Denzel Mims Baylor
3 68 FS Ashtyn Davis Cal
3 79 EDGE Jabari Zuniga Florida
4 120 RB La'Mical Perine Florida
4 125 QB James Morgan FIU
4 129 LT Cameron Clark Charlotte
5 158 CB Bryce Hall Virginia
6 191 P Braden Mann Texas A&M
 
The eleventh pick, Louisville LT Mekhi Becton, was my favorite acquisition that the Jets made during the 2020 offseason. While there were other options on the board, namely Tristan Wirfs, Henry Ruggs, and CeeDee Lamb, that the Jets presumably could have considered, Becton was the exact player I thought the Jets should take when he fell to 11. The first thing that stands out about Becton is his massive size, as he's 6'7", 364 lbs, with a monstrous 83-inch wingspan. Becton, however, is much more than a heavy lineman, as he defies expectations with his exceptional 5.1-flat movement skills. Becton is a hulking run blocker who is inexperienced but a fluid mover in pass pro. Becton projects to replace Kelvin Beachum and slide in at left tackle immediately in his rookie season. Grade: A
 
Wanting to add more picks to build the Jets in his image in his first year as GM, Joe Douglas opted to move down from 48 to 59 in the second round. This was a costly move, as it caused the Jets to miss out on AJ Epenesa and Darrell Taylor, but the Jets managed to grab a falling Senior Bowl standout in Baylor WR Denzel Mims. Mims is a height-weight-speed freak with good length, hands, and blocking. Mims should start at outside receiver across from Breshad Perriman in year one. Grade: B
 
The Jets' first third-round pick of 2020 was a real surprise to many fans, as although the team already had arguably the best safety tandem in football with Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye, the Jets drafted Cal FS Ashytn Davis with the 68th-overall draft selection. Davis is a freak athlete who played high safety, box safety, and even slot corner at Cal and would almost definitely have been drafted significantly higher but for teams' inability to medically check his groin post-surgery. It's possible that Gregg Williams will utilize Davis as a big nickel defender this year, but this selection could also give the Jets flexibility if Marcus Maye, who is a free agent in 2021, or Jamal Adams, with whom the Jets are supposedly far apart on a long-term contract, depart. Grade: B
 
Despite having a starting EDGE tandem consisting of Jordan Jenkins and Tarell Basham and losing Brandon Copeland to New England, the Jets did not add outside talent to the position group before the draft, forcing GM Joe Douglas to pick Florida EDGE Jabari Zuniga at 79 overall. Zuniga is a good linear athlete with a decent ability to set the edge and some interior versatility, and he could project to replace Jordan Jenkins as a starter in 2021. However, Zuniga struggles with stiff hips and slow reaction time at the snap, and plus he missed most of the 2019 season with ankle injuries. The Jets probably hit the right position with Zuniga, who should factor into the pass-rush rotation with Jenkins, Basham, and Kyle Phillips, but it's hard to justify drafting Zuniga with guys like Jonathan Greenard, Terrell Lewis, and DJ Wonnum still on the board. Grade: C
 
With his first day-3 selection as GM, Joe Douglas chose Florida RB La'Mical Perine. Perine is a physical runner with some receiving versatility out of the backfield. However, Perine doesn't really offer very much in terms of speed or vision, and drafting a RB instead of going offensive line, pass rush, receiver, or cornerback with Le'Veon Bell already in the fold was a curious move. Grade: D
 
The second of the Jets' 4th-round picks probably stirred up the most intrigue, as most casual football fans probably didn't expect the Jets to draft a quarterback. With that said, the Jets have gone a combined 0-6 over the past two seasons in games that Darnold did not start, and at this time David Fales was slated to be the backup quarterback, so drafting FIU QB James Morgan in the fourth round, which I thought was a value anyway, was a good choice. Morgan is a thick quarterback with a live arm with developmental potential. Grade: B
 
With their third pick in the fourth round, the Jets chose a player with the potential to start soon on the offensive line in Charlotte LT Cameron Clark. Clark is a powerful lineman who started at left tackle in his rSo, rJr, and rSr seasons and has good short-area quickness despite his 5.29 forty. Some have floated Cameron Clark as a potential convert to guard for the Jets due to his sloppy pass-pro footwork. Grade: B
 
The Jets addressed the secondary in round 5, taking Virginia CB Bryce Hall at 158 overall. Hall is a long, tall corner who moves well, has zone instincts, and contributes in the run game. However, Hall's struggles in press and off-man probably project him better as a safety in the NFL rather than as a corner, which doesn't seem to be a need with Adams, Maye, and Davis already in the fold, and Hall's ankle injury prevented him from working out at the Combine, leaving teams in a state of uncertainty about his health and his testing numbers. Grade: C
 
With their 6th-round pick, the Jets went special teams with Texas A&M P Braden Mann. Mann has a big leg and can handle kickoff duties. Mann projects to replace Lachlan Edwards, but this may have been a tad high for a punter. Grade: C
 
The Jets had an intriguing undrafted free agent class with a number of guys who warranted day-3 draft consideration, but two guys that I liked pre-draft stood out as being worth mentioning. Georgia WR Lawrence Cager is a physical receiver at the line of scrimmage and a redzone threat. Alabama NCB Shyheim Carter played the STAR role in Nick Saban's defense, and he proved his versatility as a college approximation of a nickel corner, a box safety, a high safety, and a subpackage linebacker, and he likely would have been drafted if teams had been able to conduct medical rechecks on him after a minor injury prevented him from working out at the Combine.
 

Other Offseason News

After tensions flared at the trade deadline last season, SS Jamal Adams expressed his frustrations with a lack of a contract extension on social media before supposedly requesting a trade in June. However, according to Connor Hughes at The Athletic, the Jets still hope to sign Adams to a long-term contract. Reportedly, over half of the teams in the NFL have expressed interest in adding the defensive star, but the Dallas Cowboys have gotten the most traction as a potential trade partner, with La'El Collins and Michael Gallup coming up as potential trade targets. Jamal Adams is still on his rookie contract for 2020, and the Jets accepted his fifth-year option for 2021.
 
Also, this isn't really news, but former Jets' All Pro CB Darrelle Revis continued his spat with 49ers' All Pro Richard Sherman, culminating in this unusual Tweet:
3 facts here.
@RSherman_25
•I’m more handsome than him according to women.
•I’m better at corner than him according to everyone.
•Shutdown corners are paid more than Zone 3 corners which I’m currently still am today.
 

Projected Starting Lineup

Pos 1 2 3 4
off
QB Sam Darnold J Flacco J Morgan
RB Le'Veon Bell F Gore L Perine T Cannon
WR Breshad Perriman J Smith
WR Denzel Mims V Smith
SWR Jamison Crowder B Berrios
TE Chris Herndon R Griffin D Brown
LT Mekhi Becton C Clark
LG Alex Lewis G Van Roten
C Connor McGovern J Harrison
RG Brian Winters
RT George Fant C Edoga
def
EDGE Jordan Jenkins K Phillips
EDGE Tarell Basham J Zuniga
DT Henry Anderson N Shepherd F Fatukasi
DT Quinnen Williams S McLendon
ILB CJ Mosley N Hewitt B Cashman
ILB Avery Williamson P Onwuasor H Langi
CB Pierre Desir B Hall
CB Arthur Maulet Q Wilson
NCB Brian Poole S Carter
SS Jamal Adams A Davis
FS Marcus Maye M Farley
spec
K Sam Ficken
P Braden Mann
LS Thomas Hennessy
 
Roster Bubble (In): RB Trenton Cannon, WR Jeff Smith, ILB Harvey Langi, NCB Shyheim Carter, K Sam Ficken
 
Roster Bubble (Out): WR Josh Doctson, TE Trevon Wesco, LG Josh Andrews, EDGE John Franklin-Myers, CB Blessuan Austin
 

Position Group Strengths and Weaknesses

QB - Neutral/Weakness
Jets fans aren't going to love this one, but Sam Darnold is arguably still a bottom-third passer going into 2020. Darnold has been surrounded by a poor supporting cast over the past two years, including a turnstile of receivers with drop issues across Robby Anderson and linemen with pass-pro issues, but he certainly has not dominated like other young quarterbacks such as Lamar Jackson, Patrick Mahomes, Deshaun Watson, and Carson Wentz. The Jets have a good group behind Darnold, though, including Joe Flacco, who supposedly won't be ready for week 1, and James Morgan, a 4th-round rookie out of FIU.
 
Backfield - Strength
Le'Veon Bell, who is making $15.5 MM this season, is an all-around back in terms of running between the tackles, receiving, and pass protecting. The Jets also signed the ageless wonder Frank Gore to take some of the pressure off of Bell. Joe Douglas also drafted La'Mical Perine to contribute in the backfield.
 
Pass Catchers - Neutral/Weakness
In 2020, the Jets are banking on production from unproved pass catchers who have performed well in limited sample sizes. Joe Douglas signed Breshad Perriman, who had a very productive end to his 2019 season, to man one of the outside receiver spots. He also drafted Denzel Mims out of Baylor to presumably also start as a rookie. Jamison Crowder broke out last year as an above-average slot receiver, and Chris Herndon missed virtually all of last season but played well in his rookie season as a tight end. The receiver depth lacks standout names, with Vyncint Smith as the presumptive WR4, but the tight end depth is strong, with Ryan Griffin returning on a multi-year extension.
 
Offensive Line - Weakness
The Jets entirely remade their offensive line, and while each position is arguably improved on paper, it is still young and unproven. Most significantly, at LT, Joe Douglas drafted Mekhi Becton at 11, who is already a really good run blocker with the tools to grow in pass pro. Douglas also re-signed Alex Lewis, who is probably serviceable but below average, to start at left guard, but he could face competition from 4th-round rookie Cameron Clark. The Jets signed Connor McGovern to start at C, and while he should solidify the position for at least the next two years, he is not extraordinary. Right guard shapes up to be an open competition between incumbent Brian Winters, who is serviceable when healthy, and new acquisition Greg Van Roten. At RT, the Jets signed George Fant, who played mostly as a swing tackle or sixth offensive lineman for Seattle to compete with Chuma Edoga.
 
Defensive Line - Weakness
This is a tough pill to swallow for Jets fans, but the days of Muhammad Wilkerson, and Leonard Williams are over. At EDGE, the Jets have arguably the worst duo in the NFL with Jordan Jenkins and Tarell Basham presumably playing as starters, with rookie 3rd-round pick Jabari Zuniga and 2019 UDFA Kyle Phillips playing rotationally and John Franklin-Myers competing for snaps. Starting on the interior, the Jets have Quinnen Williams, the former third-overall selection who notched 2.5 sacks and 4 TFLs in his rookie season and was arrested in March on a weapons charge, and Henry Anderson, a nimble interior penetrator who had a breakout year in 2018 before regressing to the mean in 2019. Nathan Shepherd, Steve McLendon, and Foley Fatukasi should all see plenty of tread on the DL, as well.
 
Linebackers - Strength
The Jets had a nearly-comical number of injuries at off-ball linebacker last season, but on paper, the unit appears very strong. CJ Mosley, 2019 FA acquisition, missed almost the entire 2019 season with a groin injury, but when healthy, he is one of the best linebackers in football. Avery Williamson, who projects to start across Mosley in 2020, is a good run defender but missed the entire 2019 year with a torn ACL. Returning starter Neville Hewitt, cheap FA acquisition Patrick Onwuasor, and promising second-year player Blake Cashman could each play in various base or subpackage roles, in addition to on special teams.
 
Secondary - Neutral
Similar to the defensive line, the Jets secondary is a tale of two halves, in this case safeties and cornerbacks. At safety, the Jets have reigning All Pro Jamal Adams and solid free safety Marcus Maye returning, in addition to the versatile 3rd-round pick Ashtyn Davis out of Cal. Outside cornerback is in flux, as new acquisition Pierre Desir should lock up one spot, while Arthur Maulet, Quincy Wilson, 5th-round rookie Bryce Hall, and Blessuan Austin could compete for the other starting spot, with last year's breakout player Brian Poole locking up the slot. Nate Hairston and Shyheim Carter could compete for other key depth roles in the secondary.
 
Special Teams - Strength/Neutral
At kicker, the Jets had a rocky performance last year, so they brought in Brett Maher to compete with last year's starter Sam Ficken. At punter, the Jets have rookie Braden Mann, who handles kickoffs and whose 47.1 yards per punt would have ranked 4th in the NFL last year. At longsnapper, Thomas Hennessy is an asset in coverage and will return in 2020. Additionally, WR Vyncint Smith and FS Matthias Farley project to play major roles in kick coverage next season, with other jobs up for grabs.
 

Schedule Predictions

Week 1 at Buffalo: L - Other than the loss of Shaq Lawson and the additions of Stefon Diggs and AJ Epenesa, the Bills mostly had a quiet offseason, though with encouraging performances from young players in Josh Allen, Ed Oliver, Tremaine Edmunds, and Tre'Davious White and with the team coming off of a 10-6 campaign, there’s a lot about which to be enthusiastic in Buffalo. The Bills, who went 10-6 last year and made the playoffs, beat the Jets here in their home opener. Record: 0-1
 
Week 2 vs San Francisco: L - The 49ers took a huge leap in 2019, marching through the NFC and into the Super Bowl, and the additions of Trent Williams, Brandon Aiyuk, and Javon Kinlaw should keep them competitive in 2020. If Jamal Adams is on the team, he might be able to get in George Kittle's way, but nevertheless the 49ers should be one of the NFL's most well-rounded football teams, and so it would be difficult to envision the Jets winning in week 2. Record: 0-2
 
Week 3 at Indianapolis: L - The Colts had a big free agency period, signing Philip Rivers and adding DeForest Buckner in a trade while retaining their entire offensive line. While the Jets went 7-9 last season, just like the Colts did, the Colts probably are the favorites to win at home, especially with the advantage that the Indianapolis offensive line should have over the New York pass rush. Record: 0-3
 
Week 4 vs Denver: L - While the Broncos went 7-9 last season, they have championship aspirations in 2020, as they went 4-1 in Drew Lock's starts last year and added Melvin Gordon, Jerry Jeudy, KJ Hamler, and Albert Okwuegbunam to a group of weapons already containing Philip Lindsay, Courtland Sutton, Noah Fant, and Jeff Heuerman while retaining defensive stars in Von Miller, AJ Johnson, and Justin Simmons. Though it is a home game, the Jets should be seen as heavy underdogs in week 4. Record: 0-4
 
Week 5 vs Arizona: W - The Cardinals look poised to improve in 2020, with the additions of DeAndre Hopkins, Jordan Phillips, and Isaiah Simmons, but questions remain with the offensive line and defensive line, in addition to with the poor playcalling from Kingsbury and Joseph at times during last season. This could be a key game for Quinnen Williams, Henry Anderson, Steve McLendon, and the interior defensive line to feast on a poor Cardinals' interior offensive line and for Gregg Williams to outmatch Kingsbury and Murray at home. Record: 1-4
 
Week 6 at LA Chargers: L - The Chargers revamped their team this offseason, adding Justin Herbert in the draft and surrounding him with Bryan Bulaga, Trai Turner, and Joe Reed on offense and Kenneth Murray and Chris Harris on defense. Though the quarterback situation is in flux in LA, it’s unlikely that the Jets will go on the road to the West Coast and beat an otherwise well-rounded team. Record: 1-5
 
Week 7 vs Buffalo: W - The Jets have beat the Bills at least once in 8 of the last 10 seasons, and so the Jets should have a shot to win one at home. Record: 2-5
 
Week 8 at Kansas City: L - The Chiefs has a pretty quiet offseason aside from locking up Patrick Mahomes and Chris Jones on long-term deals, as they added Mike Remmers, Taco Charlton, Willie Gay, and Lucas Niang while losing Stefen Wisniewski, Emmanuel Ogbah, Reggie Ragland, and Kendall Fuller. Despite the offseason losses, Reid and Mahomes should easily be able to storm past the Jets at home. Record: 2-6
 
Week 9 vs New England: W - The Patriots took a hit this offseason, obviously headlined by the loss of Tom Brady but also supplemented by key defensive losses in Kyle Van Noy, Jamie Collins, and Duron Harmon in addition to a general lack of attention towards improving a lackluster wide receiver corps. The Jets haven't beat the Patriots since their week 16 overtime thriller in 2015, but a November home game could be a good chance to do it, as the Patriots don't really possess the weapons to exploit issues with the Jets' cornerbacks nor the pass rush to exploit issues with the Jets' offensive line. Record: 3-6
 
Week 10 at Miami: W - The Dolphins had a very poor 2019, finishing 5-11 with the 27th-ranked total offense and the 30th-ranked total defense, and as such they had an incredibly busy offseason, adding Matt Breida, Ereck Flowers, Ted Karras, Kyle Van Noy, Shaq Lawson, Emmanuel Ogbah, Elandon Roberts, and Byron Jones in free agency and Tua Tagovailoa, Austin Jackson, Noah Igbinoghene, Robert Hunt, Raekwon Davis, and Solomon Kindley in the draft. However, in Miami before the bye would be a good chance for Adam Gase to get a revenge game win, seeing as the Dolphins still have weaknesses all over their roster including quarterback, offensive tackle, and edge rusher. Record: 4-6
 
WEEK 11 BYE
 
Week 12 vs Miami: L - With all their offseason additions, the Dolphins figure to match up fairly evenly with the Jets in 2020, and so it's likely that the two teams will split the season series. Record: 4-7
 
Week 13 vs Las Vegas: W - The Raiders had a very busy offseason, adding Jason Witten, Maliek Collins, Nick Kwiatkoski, Prince Amukamara, and Damarious Randall in free agency and Henry Ruggs, Damon Arnette, Lynn Bowden, Bryan Edwards, and Amik Robertson in the draft with their only major losses being Darryl Worley and Karl Joseph. At home against a West Coast opponent, the Jets would be wise to take advantage of some of the Raiders’ weaknesses in this game, including inexperience at wide receiver, edge rusher, linebacker, and cornerback. Record: 5-7
 
Week 14 at Seattle: L - The Seahawks went 11-5 last season and were one play away from securing the top seed in the NFC, so their offseason was pretty quiet, mostly focusing on the offensive line with the losses of Germain Ifedi, DJ Fluker, and George Fant and the additions of free agents Brandon Shell, BJ Finney, and Cedric Ogbuehi, and draft pick Damien Lewis. Pete Carroll is one of the best coaches in football today, and in this late-season matchup at Seattle he’ll have the personnel advantage against the Jets offense, which lacks talented weapons and blockers. Record: 5-8
 
Week 15 at LA Rams: L - The Rams regressed to 9-7 last year and then had a difficult offseason, losing Todd Gurley, Brandin Cooks, Dante Fowler, and Nickell Robey-Coleman, with their only major addition being A’Shawn Robinson. The 2020 Rams are not the Super Bowl Rams of the past, but with both McVay and Goff still on board, the Rams have to be favorites to take this late-season home game against the Jets. Record: 5-9
 
Week 16 vs Cleveland: W - The Browns had a busy offseason, hiring head coach Kevin Stefanski, losing Greg Robinson, Joe Schobert, and Damarious Randall, signing Austin Hooper, Jack Conklin, Andrew Billings, Karl Joseph, and Damarious Randall, and drafting Jedrick Wills, Grant Delpit, and Jacob Phillips. Despite these additions, however, Cleveland still has a new, inexperienced offensive playcaller at head coach and a question mark at quarterback, and Gregg Williams generally handles quarterbacks who struggle with post-snap reads well with disguised coverages and aggressive blitz packages. Record: 6-9
 
Week 17 at New England: L - With the expanded playoffs, the Patriots have an even greater chance to make the postseason this year than they otherwise would, so this late-season match in Foxborough could be a consequential, divisional-revenge game for New England. Record: 6-10
 
Final Record: 6-10
While I firmly believe that the Jets improved significantly this offseason, especially in terms of the offensive line and getting players back from injury, this year’s schedule is substantially more difficult that last year’s, which could result in less games in the wins column for 2020. Last year, the Jets closed out the back-half of their season going 6-2 playing against rookie Daniel Jones, rookie Dwayne Haskins, Carr, Dalton, Fitzpatrick, Lamar Jackson, rookie Devlin Hodges, and Matt Barkley, and this year the Jets have to play both the AFC West and the NFC West, which is a jump in competition level.
 

Training Camp Battles

WR #2: Denzel Mims vs Vyncint Smith
Jets fans would hope that starting receiver isn’t much of a battle, but since rookie wideouts traditionally are been known to take longer learning the playbook, the other receiver spot next to Perriman and Crowder is in flux. Denzel Mims, the rookie receiver from Baylor, is the odds-on favorite to get a starting role and to play as a deep threat and red-zone threat in year one. However, if Mims proves to be too raw off the bat, the Jets could fall back on Vyncint Smith, who had 17 receptions last year and showed his value as a deep threat.
 
Left Guard: Alex Lewis vs Cameron Clark
Following a 2019 season where Alex Lewis spot-started in place of Kelechi Osemele, the Jets rewarded him with a 3 year, $18.6 MM contract, and he goes into 2020 as the favorite to start at left guard once again. With that being said, the possibility exists that rookie tackle Cameron Clark out of Charlotte will kick inside and compete at left guard.
 
Right Guard: Brian Winters vs Greg Van Roten
After a 2019 season in which Brian Winters went down with a shoulder injury in week 10, many expected the Jets to cut him, but he instead will return as the incumbent starter at right guard. However, new free agent acquisition Greg Van Roten could switch to the right side and compete against Winters to start.
 
Right Tackle: George Fant vs Chuma Edoga
After the Jets had a poor performance form their offensive line in 2019, GM Joe Douglas brought in competition at all position, including at right tackle. George Fant, former Seattle swing tackle, is the presumptive favorite to land the starting job, despite his lack of starting experience. Chuma Edoga could compete as well, but his performance in both run blocking and pass pro was so shaky last year that he needed extensive help from tight ends.
 
EDGE #2: Tarell Basham vs Kyle Phillips vs Jabari Zuniga vs John Franklin-Myers
The Jets started Jordan Jenkins and Tarell Basham at edge rusher last season, so it was somewhat of a shock to see them add absolutely no outside talent until the middle of the third round, and so now Gregg Williams and the defensive staff are forced to make the pitiful decision between starting Basham, Kyle Phillips, Jabari Zuniga, or John Franklin-Myers across from Jenkins. Basham, who the Jets claimed off waivers in 2018, is the odds-on favorite to start once again after only notching 2 sacks and 4 quarterback hits in 54% of the Jets' defensive snaps. Kyle Phillips, the second-year player from Tennessee who was a five-star high-school recruit, is a thicker lineman best suited to play on run downs who could push for starting snaps as well. Jabari Zuniga, 3rd-round rookie out of Florida, is a third contender for the starting job, but his interior versatility and similarity to Jenkins in terms of his stiffness and poor pad level could suggest the Jets envision him in more of a rotational role. Franklin-Myers, a large and athletic pass rusher who missed last season with an undisclosed injury after the Jets claimed him off waivers from the Rams, could compete for a large snap share with a strong camp.
 
DT #2: Henry Anderson vs Nathan Shepherd
This battle won't get much media coverage, as both Anderson and Shepherd project to get plenty of tread on the New York defensive line, but nevertheless the two will compete in training camp for the upper hand in the snap count. Henry Anderson, incumbent starter and penetrating defensive lineman, saw his production fall off a bit in 2019, in part due to a nagging shoulder injury. Nathan Shepherd saw his role increase in the back half of the season after a suspension sidelined him from weeks two through eight, and with a good camp, he could establish himself as the primary nimble-footed complement to the heftier, run-stopping trio of Williams, McLendon, and Fatukasi.
 
CB #2: Arthur Maulet vs Quincy Wilson vs Bryce Hall vs Blessuan Austin
The outside cornerback spot across from Pierre Desir is probably the most open starting battle on the team. Arthur Maulet, the undersized but physical cornerback out of Memphis, is probably the favorite to start after outplaying Johnson and Roberts last season to win the left cornerback job. Quincy Wilson, the former second-round pick, should be Maulet's primary competition after the Jets traded a draft pick to acquire him from the Colts. Bryce Hall, the rookie 5th-round corner from Virginia, is a darkhorse to start as well if he is healthy to start the season. Blessuan Austin, the former 6th-round pick, might factor into the competition, but he'll have to climb out of Gregg Williams' doghouse after reacting poorly to his week-16 benching last season.
 
Kicker: Sam Ficken vs Brett Maher
Sam Ficken, who hit 70% of his kicks last season, will compete with Brett Maher, who hit 67% of his kicks last season, for the starting kicker job, but neither candidate should have to handle kickoffs with rookie punter Braden Mann in the fold.
 

Offensive and Defensive Schemes

Adam Gase, head coach and offensive playcaller for the Jets, runs a zone-blocking, short-passing offense mostly out of 11 personnel while also mixing in some 2-TE sets. In the run game, Gase is willing to run gap concepts based on his offensive line personnel, but he favors his inside zone running playcalls. In the pass game, Gase likes to stack his receivers, throw checkdowns, split his backs out wide, and utilize the sidelines.
 
Gregg Williams, defensive coordinator for the Jets, runs a 3-4 hybrid, blitz-heavy defense with an emphasis on zone coverage. In the front seven, Williams has used both 3-4 and 4-3 base packages, though he mostly uses nickel fronts and one-gapping penetration schemes. In the secondary, Williams stresses MOFC shells, press-zone concepts, and disguised coverages and blitzes.
 
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2020.07.19 17:24 PM-ME-A-PRIME-NUMBER r/NFL Offseason Review — 2020 NY Jets

New York Jets

Division: AFC East
 
1 New England Patriots (12-4)
2 Buffalo Bills (10-6)
3 New York Jets (7-9)
4 Miami Dolphins (5-11)
 

Coaching Changes

The Jets did not make any major coaching changes this offseason, retaining HC Adam Gase, OC Dowell Loggains, and DC Gregg Williams.
 

Free Agency

Players Lost/Cut
Player Position New Team
Trevor Siemian QB Free Agent
Bilal Powell RB Free Agent
Ty Montgomery RB New Orleans
Robby Anderson WR Carolina
Demaryius Thomas WR Free Agent
Kelvin Beachum LT Free Agent
Brent Qvale LG Houston
Ryan Kalil C Free Agent
Tom Compton RG San Francisco
Brandon Shell RT Seattle
Brandon Copeland EDGE New England
Paul Worrilow ILB Free Agent
Albert McClellan ILB Free Agent
Trumaine Johnson CB Free Agent
Darryl Roberts FS Detroit
Rontez Miles FS Free Agent
Blake Countess DB Free Agent
Lachlan Edwards P Free Agent
 
The Jets reshaped their weapons for Sam Darnold this offseason, losing three veterans and bringing in a number of free agents and draft picks. GM Joe Douglas opted not to re-sign RB Bilal Powell who the Jets drafted in 2011, and he remains a free agent. Most significantly, Douglas allowed his top offensive weapon in WR Robby Anderson to walk to Carolina on a 2 year, $20.0 MM deal, creating a void at outside receiver. The team has also not re-signed WR Demaryius Thomas, who filled in for Quincy Enunwa last season, and he remains a free agent.
 
The biggest change that the Jets made to their personnel this offseason was along the offensive line, and as such there were a number of veteran casualties. LT Kelvin Beachum started for the Jets from 2017 to 2019, but he seems to have regressed, and he remains a free agent. The Jets also let C Ryan Kalil go, who unretired to snap for Sam Darnold last offseason but disappointed and got injured, and he remains a free agent. RG Tom Compton was forced into action last season with the injury to Brian Winters, and he, as is characteristic of his NFL career thus far, struggled massively in run blocking and pass pro, but he projects to compete anyway next year for San Francisco on a 1 year deal. Joe Douglas and Adam Gase never expressed interest in RT Brandon Shell for the long term, benching him for the raw Chuma Edoga early in 2019, so it was not a surprise to see the Jets let Shell go to start for Seattle on a 2 year contract.
 
The Jets mostly kept their defense in tact this offseason, only losing two key pieces. EDGE Brandon Copeland left for New England on a 1 year contract, which is not a surprising location, as Copeland is a great utility player, functioning as a rush linebacker, an off-ball linebacker, and a core special teamer for the Jets in 2019. Similarly, Joe Douglas has not re-signed the versatile FS Rontez Miles, who has played single-high safety, box safety, and a key special teams role during his seven-year Jets tenure, and he remains a free agent.
 
The Jets cut CB Trumaine Johnson, which was virtually a no-brainer after two injury-plagued seasons in which his lack of speed was frequently exposed. The only real decision was whether to cut Johnson immediately, which would have resulted in a $12.0 MM dead cap hit in 2020, or to designate Johnson as a post-June 1 cut, which would have resulted in a $4.0 MM dead cap hit in 2020 and a $8.0 MM dead cap hit in 2021. Joe Douglas opted for the latter, meaning that the Jets saved a total of $11.0 MM by cutting Johnson in 2020. Grade: A
 
The Jets cut FS Darryl Roberts in mid-March. The Jets had high hopes for Roberts following the 2018 season, prompting them to sign him to a three-year contract with an out after one year. Roberts had a rocky first eight games of the season at cornerback before injuring his calf and being benched in favor of Maulet, Austin, and Canady. Roberts remained a special-teams asset and good safety depth in December, but ultimately GM Joe Douglas decided he could cut Roberts, save $6.0 MM, and look elsewhere for a replacement. Grade: B
 
Players Signed
Player Position Old Team Length Salary
Joe Flacco QB Denver 1 year $1.5 MM
David Fales QB NY Jets 1 year $0.9 MM
Frank Gore RB Buffalo 1 year $1.1 MM
Breshad Perriman WR Tampa Bay 1 year $6.5 MM
Josh Doctson WR Minnesota 1 year $0.9 MM
Daniel Brown TE NY Jets 1 year $0.8 MM
Alex Lewis LG NY Jets 3 years $18.6 MM
Greg Van Roten LG Carolina 3 years $10.5 MM
Josh Andrews LG Indianapolis 1 year $1.0 MM
Connor McGovern C Denver 3 years $27.0 MM
George Fant RT Seattle 3 years $27.3 MM
Jordan Jenkins EDGE NY Jets 1 year $3.9 MM
Neville Hewitt ILB NY Jets 1 year $2.0 MM
Patrick Onwuasor ILB Baltimore 1 year $2.0 MM
James Burgess ILB NY Jets 1 year $0.9 MM
Pierre Desir CB Indianapolis 1 year $4.0 MM
Arthur Maulet CB NY Jets 1 year $0.9 MM
Quincy Wilson CB Indianapolis 1 year $1.3 MM
Bennett Jackson FS NY Jets 1 year $0.7 MM
Brian Poole DB NY Jets 1 year $5.0 MM
 
Jets GM Joe Douglas used to work in Baltimore, where he was supposedly very influential in the decision to draft QB Joe Flacco, so this signing is far from surprising. While Joe Flacco may be trending down in his play, $1.5 MM feels like a bargain for the chance at solid veteran insurance for Sam Darnold. However, his neck surgery will supposedly keep him out for the opening of the season. Grade: B
 
After the draft, the Jets signed RB Frank Gore to a 1 year, $1.1 MM deal to ensure that he will play his 16th season in green and white. Gore is a physical back who played under Jets HC Adam Gase in San Francisco in 2008 and in Miami in 2018. Gore can take some of the pressure off of starting RB Le'Veon Bell in 2020 as the Jets move towards a "runningback by committee" system. Grade: B
 
The Jets-Ravens connection proved strong again with the signing of WR Breshad Perriman. Perriman was a first-round pick for the Ravens in 2015 while current Jets' Director of Player Personnel Chad Alexander was with Baltimore, and though he never really produced at a high level there, he had a resurgence in 2019 for the Buccaneers. Especially in November and December, where he performed at a 1000-yard rate projected over a whole season, Perriman proved to be a legitimate outside option across from Mike Evans with Chris Godwin in the slot. Perriman is a big, athletic receiver who projects to be well-worth the $6.5 MM deal to start on the outside. Grade: B
 
Yet again, the Jets signed a former Ravens player, re-signing LG Alex Lewis, who played 2016 through 2018 with Baltimore before GM Joe Douglas traded for him in the 2019 offseason. Lewis stepped in for Kelechi Osemele last season and was a serviceable starter. Lewis is good in pass pro, versatile, and a good zone fit as a guard. However, Lewis could touch up on his penalties and overall run blocking for 2020. GM Joe Douglas only gave Lewis a 3 year, $18.6 MM deal which actually has an out after 1 year, which seems like a solid price to get another look at a 28-year-old guard who might be part of the team's future. Grade: B
 
The Jets' biggest free-agent singing in 2020 in terms of guaranteed money was former Broncos' C Connor McGovern at $18.0 MM. McGovern is an athletic lineman with experience at guard and center. He is a powerful center, and that serves him well in the run game. However, McGovern has a weak anchor and inconsistent pad level and leverage in the pass game. For this reason, despite the need at center, Joe Douglas' decision to commit two years to a center who is, perhaps, below average in pass pro is worthy of scrutiny. Grade: C
 
The biggest heavily-scrutinized acquisition that the Jets made in 2020 was probably signing former Seahawks RT George Fant to a 3 year, $27.3 MM contract. Fant functioned primarily as a swing tackle and as a sixth offensive lineman in Seattle, as he could not see the field as a starter over Germain Ifedi. Fant remains a very raw pass protector in terms of his anchor and the fluidity of his kickslide, and his ability in the run is only theoretically a strength in zone blocking. While Fant's contract has an out in 2021, it is a bit strange to see him making a similar salary to Bryan Bulaga and Halapoulvaati Vaitai. Grade: D
 
The Jets were patient in re-signing their own free agents, which probably helped get good value retaining EDGE Jordan Jenkins. Despite notching 15 combined sacks over the past two seasons, Jenkins only got $3.9 MM from the Jets. The sack number is a bit misleading, though, due to a high quantity of "coverage sacks" and a relatively modest pressure rate. However, Jenkins is a fine run defender, and he'll slot in as EDGE #1 again for the bets in 2020. Grade: B
 
The Jets also acquired a former Raven on defense with LB Patrick Onwuasor, and they only paid $2.0 MM to bring him in. Onwuasor is an undersized linebacker but a good linear athlete, and while he struggles reading offensive cues and getting off of blocks to stop the run, he is a really good coverage player with the ability to get home as a pass rusher. Onwuasor has played next to CJ Mosley before, and he could potentially contribute in subpackage and base 4-3 looks, in addition to in a depth capacity and on special teams. Grade: B
 
With the cuts of Trumaine Johnson and Darryl Roberts, GM Joe Douglas decided to fill a starting cornerback spot with former Colts CB Pierre Desir on a 1 year, prove-it deal. Desir lacks longspeed, but he is a long, physical corner with decent short-area quickness. However, Desir lacks refinement in press and zone. With that said, $4.0 MM is a reasonable price to get a fill-in outside cornerback in 2020. Grade: B
 
This signing probably didnt get much national coverage, but re-signing CB Arthur Maulet could pay huge dividends for the Jets in 2020. In 2019, Trumaine Johnson and Darryl Roberts failed to hit expectations, forcing Maulet, Nate Hairston, and rookie Blessuan Austin into the outside cornerback rotation. Maulet is the only one of that group who was not benched for performance reasons. For a mere $0.9 MM, retaining a guy in Maulet who is familiar with the defense who will compete to start in 2020 is seemingly a no-brainer. Grade: A
 
Instead of making another draft choice, the Jets decided to trade pick 211 for former Colts CB Quincy Wilson. Wilson, a former second-round pick, was a raw prospect coming out of Florida, and his penalties and lack of zone instincts followed him to the pros and led to his benching. However, Wilson is a big, long, and athletic corner, and at only 23 years of age, it makes sense that GM Joe Douglas wants to bring him on board to compete in an iffy cornerback room. Grade: C
 
This signing went somewhat under-the-radar, but Jets fans were thrilled when the team retained DB Brian Poole to man the slot on a 1 year, $5.0 MM contract. Poole is a good run defender with an ability to rush the passer, and he had a career year in coverage in 2019. Brian Poole is a good fit for Gregg Williams' defense, so retaining him to start in 2020 for a mere $5.0 MM seems to be a good value. Grade: B
 

Draft

Round Number Pos Player School
1 11 LT Mekhi Becton Louisville
2 59 WR Denzel Mims Baylor
3 68 FS Ashtyn Davis California
3 79 EDGE Jabari Zuniga Florida
4 120 RB La'Mical Perine Florida
4 125 QB James Morgan FIU
4 129 LT Cameron Clark Charlotte
5 158 CB Bryce Hall Virginia
6 191 P Braden Mann Texas A&M
 
The eleventh pick, Louisville T Mekhi Becton, was my favorite acquisition that the Jets made during the 2020 offseason. While there were other options on the board, namely Tristan Wirfs, Henry Ruggs, and Ceedee Lamb, that the Jets presumably could have considered, Becton was the exact player I thought the Jets should take when he fell to 11. The first thing that stands out about Becton is his massive size, as he's 6'7", 364 lbs, with a monstrous 83-inch wingspan. Becton, however, is much more than a heavy lineman, as he defies the norm with his exceptional 5.1-flat movement skills. Becton is a hulking run blocker who is inexperienced but a fluid mover in pass pro. Becton projects to replace Kelvin Beachum and slide in at left tackle immediately in his rookie season. Grade: A
 
Wanting to add more picks to build the Jets in his image in his first year as GM, Joe Douglas opted to move down from 48 to 59 in the second round. This was a costly move, as it caused the Jets to miss out on AJ Epenesa and Darrell Taylor, but the Jets managed to grab a falling Senior Bowl standout in Baylor WR Denzel Mims. Mims is a height-weight-speed freak with good length, hands, and run-blocking toughness. Mims should slot in as a starting outside receiver across from Breshad Perriman in year one. Grade: B
 
The Jets' first third-round pick of 2020 was a real surprise to many fans, as although the team already had arguably the best safety tandem in football with Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye, the Jets drafted California FS Ashytn Davis with the 68th-overall draft selection. Davis is a freak athlete who played single-high safety, box safety, and even slot cornerback at Cal and would almost definitely have been drafted significantly higher but for teams' inability to medically check his groin post-surgery. It's possible that Gregg Williams will utilize Davis as a big nickel defender this year, but this selection could also give the Jets flexibility if Marcus Maye, who is a free agent in 2021, or Jamal Adams, with whom the Jets are supposedly far apart on a long-term contract, depart. Grade: B
 
Despite having a starting EDGE tandem consisting of Jordan Jenkins and Tarell Basham and losing Brandon Copeland to New England, the Jets did not add outside talent to the position group before the draft, forcing GM Joe Douglas to pick Florida EDGE Jabari Zuniga at 79 overall. Zuniga is a good linear athlete with a decent ability to set the edge and with some interior versatility, and he could maybe project to replace Jordan Jenkins as a starter in 2021. However, Zuniga struggles with stiff hips and slow reaction time at the snap, and plus he missed most of the 2019 season with ankle injuries. The Jets probably hit the right position with Zuniga, who should factor into the pass-rush rotation with Jenkins, Basham, and 2019 UDFA Kyle Phillips, but it's really hard to justify drafting Zuniga with guys like Jonathan Greenard, Terrell Lewis, and DJ Wonnum still on the board. Grade: C
 
With his first day-3 selection as GM, Joe Douglas chose Florida RB La'Mical Perine. Perine is a physical runner with some receiving versatility out of the backfield. However, Perine doesn't really offer very much in terms of speed or vision, and drafting a RB instead of going offensive line, pass rush, receiver, or cornerback when Le'Veon Bell was already in the fold was a curious move. Grade: D
 
The second of the Jets' fourth-round picks probably stirred up the most intrigue, as most casual fans probably didn't expect the Jets to draft a quarterback. With that said, the Jets have gone a combined 0-6 over the past two seasons in games that Darnold did not start, and at this time David Fales was slated to be the backup quarterback, so drafting FIU QB James Morgan in the fourth round, which I thought was a value anyway, was a good choice. Morgan is a thick quarterback with a live arm with developmental quarterback potential. Grade: B
 
With their third pick in the fourth round, the Jets chose a player with the potential to start soon on the offensive line in Charlotte T Cameron Clark. Clark is a powerful lineman who started at left tackle in his rSo, rJr, and rSr seasons and has good short-area quickness despite his 5.29 forty. Some have floated Cameron Clark as a potential convert to guard for the Jets due to his sloppy pass-pro footwork. Grade: B
 
The Jets went corner in round 5, taking Virginia CB Bryce Hall at 158 overall. Hall is a long, tall corner who moves well, has zone instincts, and contributes in the run game. However, Hall's struggles in press and off-man coverage schemes probably project him better as a safety in the NFL rather than as a corner, which doesn't seem to be a need with Adams, Maye, and Davis already on the roster, and Hall's ankle injury prevented him from working out at the Combine, leaving teams in a state of uncertainty about his health and his testing numbers. Grade: C
 
With their sixth-round pick, the Jets went special teams with Texas A&M P Braden Mann. Mann has a big leg and can handle kickoff duties. Mann projects to replace Lachlan Edwards, but this may have been a tad high for a punter. Grade: C
 
The Jets had an intriguing undrafted free agent class with a number of guys who warranted day-3 draft consideration, but two guys that I liked pre-draft stood out as being worth mentioning. Georgia WR Lawrence Cager is a physical receiver at the line of scrimmage who will attempt to make the team as a redzone threat. Alabama DB Shyheim Carter played the STAR role in Nick Saban's defense, and he proved his versatility as a college approximation of a subpackage linebacker, a nickel corner, a box safety, and even a high safety, so he'll vie to make the team as a versatile depth defensive back and as a special-teams ace.
 

Other Offseason News

After tensions flared at the trade deadline last season, SS Jamal Adams expressed his frustrations with a lack of a contract extension on social media before supposedly requesting a trade in June. However, according to Connor Hughes at The Athletic, the Jets still hope to sign Adams to a long-term contract. Reportedly, over half of the teams in the NFL have expressed interest in adding the defensive star, but the Dallas Cowboys have gotten the most traction as a potential trade partner, with RT La'El Collins and WR Michael Gallup coming up as potential trade pieces. Jamal Adams is still on his rookie contract for 2020, and the Jets accepted his fifth-year option for 2021.
 
Also, this isn't really news, but former Jets' All-Pro CB Darrelle Revis continued his spat with 49ers' All-Pro CB Richard Sherman, culminating in this unusual Tweet:
3 facts here.
@RSherman_25
•I’m more handsome than him according to women.
•I’m better at corner than him according to everyone.
•Shutdown corners are paid more than Zone 3 corners which I’m currently still am today.
 

Projected Starting Lineup

QB: Sam Darnold
RB: Le’Veon Bell (and Frank Gore)
WR: Breshad Perriman, Denzel Mims
SWR: Jamison Crowder
TE: Chris Herndon (and Ryan Griffin)
LT: Mekhi Becton
LG: Alex Lewis
C: Connor McGovern
RG: Brian Winters
RT: George Fant
EDGE: Jordan Jenkins, Tarell Basham
DT: Henry Anderson, Quinnen Williams (and Steve McLendon)
ILB: CJ Mosley, Avery Williamson (and Patrick Onwuasor)
CB: Pierre Desir, Arthur Maulet
NCB: Brian Poole
SS: Jamal Adams
FS: Marcus Maye
K: Sam Ficken
P: Braden Mann
LS: Thomas Hennessy
 

Position Group Strengths and Weaknesses

QB - Neutral/Weakness
Jets fans aren't going to love this one, but Sam Darnold is arguably still a bottom-third passer going into 2020. Darnold has been surrounded by a poor supporting cast over the past two years, including a turnstile of receivers across Robby Anderson with drop issues and linemen with pass-pro issues, but he certainly has not dominated like other young quarterbacks such as Lamar Jackson, Patrick Mahomes, Deshaun Watson, and Carson Wentz. The Jets have a good group behind Darnold, though, including Joe Flacco, who said he won't be ready for week 1, and James Morgan, a fourth-round rookie out of FIU.
 
Backfield - Strength
Le'Veon Bell, who is making $15.5 MM this season, is an all-around back in terms of running between the tackles, receiving, and pass protecting. The Jets also signed the ageless wonder Frank Gore to take some of the pressure off of Bell. Joe Douglas also drafted La'Mical Perine to contribute in the backfield.
 
Pass Catchers - Neutral/Weakness
In 2020, the Jets are banking on production from unproved pass catchers who have performed well in limited sample sizes. Joe Douglas signed Breshad Perriman, who had a very productive end to his 2019 season, to man one of the outside receiver spots. He also drafted Denzel Mims out of Baylor to presumably also start as a rookie. Jamison Crowder broke out last year as an above-average slot receiver, and Chris Herndon missed virtually all of last season but played well in his rookie season as a tight end. The receiver depth lacks standout names, but the tight end depth is strong, with Ryan Griffin returning on a multi-year extension.
 
Offensive Line - Weakness
The Jets entirely remade their offensive line, and while each position is arguably improved on paper, it is still young and unproven. Most significantly, at LT, Joe Douglas drafted Mekhi Becton at 11, who is already a really good run blocker with the tools to grow in pass pro. Douglas also re-signed Alex Lewis, who is probably serviceable but below average, to start at left guard, but he could force competition from fourth-round rookie Cameron Clark. The Jets signed Connor McGovern to start at C, and while he should solidify the position for at least the last two years, he is not extraordinary. Right guard shapes up to be an open competition between incumbent Brian Winters, who is serviceable when healthy, and new acquisition Greg Van Roten. At RT, the Jets signed George Fant, who played mostly as a swing tackle or sixth offensive lineman for Seattle but certainly has the athletic ability to outperform Chuma Edoga from last year.
 
Defensive Line - Weakness
This might be surprising to the non-Jets fans, but the days of Muhammad Wilkerson, and Leonard Williams are over, and pressure from the defensive line probably won't come easily for Gang Green. At EDGE, the Jets have arguably the worst duo in the NFL with Jordan Jenkins and Tarell Basham presumably playing as starters, with rookie 3rd-round pick Jabari Zuniga and 2019 UDFA Kyle Phillips playing rotationally. Starting on the interior, the Jets have Quinnen Williams, the former third-overall selection who notched 2.5 sacks and 4 TFLs in his rookie season and was arrested in March on a weapons charge, and Henry Anderson, a nimble interior penetrator who had a breakout year in 2018 before coming back down to Earth in 2019. Nathan Shepherd, Steve McLendon, and Foley Fatukasi should all see plenty of tread on the DL, as well.
 
Linebackers - Strength
The Jets had a nearly-comical number of injuries at off-ball linebacker last season, but on paper, the unit appears very strong. CJ Mosley, 2019 FA acquisition, missed almost the entire 2019 season with a groin injury, but when healthy, he is one of the best linebackers in football. Avery Williamson, who projects to start across Mosley in 2020, is a good run defender but missed the entire 2019 year with a torn ACL. Returning starter Neville Hewitt, cheap FA acquisition Patrick Onwuasor, and promising second-year player Blake Cashman could each play in various base or subpackage roles, in addition to on special teams.
 
Secondary - Neutral
Similar to the defensive line, the Jets secondary is a tale of two halves, in this case safeties and cornerbacks. At safety, the Jets have reigning All Pro Jamal Adams and solid free safety Marcus Maye returning, in addition to the versatile 3rd-round pick Ashtyn Davis out of Cal. Outside cornerback is in flux, as new acquisition Pierre Desir should lock up one spot, while Arthur Maulet, Quincy Wilson, and Blessuan Austin could compete for the other starting spot, with last year's breakout player Brian Poole locking up the slot. Nate Hairston, Javelin Guidry, Shyheim Carter, and 5th-round rookie Bryce Hall could compete for other key depth roles in the secondary.
 
Special Teams - Strength/Neutral
At kicker, the Jets had a rocky performance last year, so they brought in Brett Maher, who hit 67% of his field goals last season, to compete with Sam Ficken, who hit 70% of his field goals last season. At punter, the Jets have rookie P Braden Mann, who handles kickoffs and whose 47.1 yards per punt would have ranked 4th in the NFL last year. At longsnapper, Thomas Hennessy is an asset in coverage and will return in 2020. Additionally, WR Vyncint Smith and FS Matthias Farley project to play major roles in kick coverage next season, with other jobs presumably up for grabs.
 

Schedule Predictions

Week 1 at Buffalo: L - Other than the loss of Shaq Lawson and the additions of Stephon Diggs and AJ Epenesa, the Bills mostly had a quiet offseason, though with encouraging performances from young players in Josh Allen, Ed Oliver, Tremaine Edmunds, and Tre'Davious White and coming off of a 10-6 campaign, there’s a lot about which to be enthusiastic in Buffalo. The Bills, who went 10-6 last year and made the playoffs, beat the Jets here in their home opener. Record: 0-1
 
Week 2 vs San Francisco: L - The 49ers took a huge leap in 2019, marching through the NFC and into the Super Bowl, and the additions of Brandon Aiyuk, Javon Kinlaw, and Trent Williams should keep them competitive in 2020. If Jamal Adams is on the team, he might be able to get in George Kittle's way, but nevertheless the 49ers should be one of the NFL's most well-rounded football teams, and it would be difficult to envision the Jets defeating them. Record: 0-2
 
Week 3 at Indianapolis: L - The Colts had a big free agency period, signing Philip Rivers and adding DeForest Buckner in a trade while retaining their entire offensive line. While the Jets went 7-9 last season, just like the Colts did, the Colts probably are the favorites to win at home, especially with the advantage the Indianapolis offensive line should have over the New York pass rush. Record: 0-3
 
Week 4 vs Denver: L - While the Broncos went 7-9 last season, they have championship aspirations in 2020, as they went 4-1 in Drew Lock's starts last year and added Melvin Gordon, Jerry Jeudy, KJ Hamler, and Albert Okwuegbunam to a group of weapons already containing Philip Lindsay, Courtland Sutton, Noah Fant, and Jeff Heuerman while retaining defensive stars in Von Miller, AJ Johnson, and Justin Simmons. Though it is a home game, it's hard to imagine the Jets defeating the Broncos in 2020. Record: 0-4
 
Week 5 vs Arizona: W - The Cardinals look poised to improve in 2020, with the additions of DeAndre Hopkins, Jordan Phillips, and Isaiah Simmons, but questions remain with the offensive line and defensive line, in addition to with the poor playcalling from Kingsbury and Joseph at times during last season. This could be a key game for Quinnen Williams, Henry Anderson, Steve McLendon, and the interior defensive line to feast on a poor Cardinals' interior offensive line, and for Gregg Williams to outmatch Kingsbury and Murray at home. Record: 1-4
 
Week 6 at LA Chargers: L - The Chargers revamped their team this offseason, adding Justin Herbert in the draft and surrounding him with Bryan Bulaga, Trai Turner, and Joe Reed on offense, and Kenneth Murray and Chris Harris on defense. Though the quarterback situation is in flux in LA, it’s a bit hard to envision the Jets going on the road to the West Coast and beating an otherwise well-rounded team. Record: 1-5
 
Week 7 vs Buffalo: W - The Jets have beat the Bills at least once in 8 of the last 10 seasons, and so the Jets should have a good chance to win one at home. Record: 2-5
 
Week 8 at Kansas City: L - The Chiefs has a pretty quiet offseason aside from locking up Patrick Mahomes and Chris Jones on long-term deals, as they added Mike Remmers, Taco Charlton, Willie Gay, and Lucas Niang while losing Stefen Wisniewski, Emmanuel Ogbah, Reggie Ragland, and Kendall Fuller. Despite the offseason losses, Reid and Mahomes should easily be able to storm past the Jets at home. Record: 2-6
 
Week 9 vs New England: W - The Patriots took a hit this offseason, obviously headlined by the loss of Tom Brady but also supplemented by key defensive losses in Kyle Van Noy, Jamie Collins, and Duron Harmon in addition to a general lack of attention towards improving a lackluster wide receiver corps. The Jets haven't beat the Patriots since their week 16 overtime thriller in 2015, but a November home game could be a good chance to do it, as the Patriots don't really possess the weapons to exploit issues with the Jets' cornerbacks nor the pass rushers to exploit issues with the Jets' offensive line. Record: 3-6
 
Week 10 at Miami: W - The Dolphins had a very poor 2019, finishing 5-11 with the 27th-ranked total offense and the 30th-ranked total defense, and as such they had an incredibly busy offseason, adding Matt Breida, Ereck Flowers, Ted Karras, Kyle Van Noy, Shaq Lawson, Emmanuel Ogbah, Elandon Roberts, and Byron Jones in free agency and Tua Tagovailoa, Austin Jackson, Noah Igbinoghene, Robert Hunt, Raekwon Davis, and Solomon Kindley in the draft. However, in Miami before the bye would be a good chance for Adam Gase to get a revenge game win, seeing as the Dolphins still have weaknesses all over their roster including quarterback, offensive tackle, and edge rusher. Record: 4-6
 
WEEK 11 BYE
 
Week 12 vs Miami: L - With all their offseason additions, the Dolphins figure to match up fairly evenly with the Jets in 2020, and so it's likely that the two teams will split the season series. Record: 4-7
 
Week 13 vs Las Vegas: W - The Raiders had a very busy offseason, adding Jason Witten, Maliek Collins, Nick Kwiatkoski, Prince Amukamara, and Damarious Randall in free agency and Henry Ruggs, Damon Arnette, Lynn Bowden, Bryan Edwards, and Amik Robertson in the draft with their only major losses being Darryl Worley and Karl Joseph. At home against a West Coast opponent, the Jets would be wise to take advantage of some of the Raiders’ weaknesses in this game, including inexperience at wide receiver, edge rusher, linebacker, and cornerback. Record: 5-7
 
Week 14 at Seattle: L - The Seahawks went 11-5 last season and were one play away from securing the top seed in the NFC, so their offseason was pretty quiet, mostly focusing on the offensive line with the losses of Germain Ifedi, DJ Fluker, and George Fant and the additions of free agents Brandon Shell, BJ Finney, and Cedric Ogbuehi, and draft pick Damien Lewis. Pete Carroll is one of the best coaches in football today, and in this late-season matchup at Seattle he’ll have the personnel advantage against the Jets offense, which lacks talented weapons and blockers. Record: 5-8
 
Week 15 at LA Rams: L - The Rams regressed to 9-7 last year and then had a difficult offseason, losing Todd Gurley, Brandin Cooks, Dante Fowler, and Nickell Robey-Coleman, with their only major addition being A’Shawn Robinson. The 2020 Rams are not the Super Bowl Rams of the past, but with both McVay and Goff still on board, the Rams have to be favorites to take this late-season home game against the Jets. Record: 5-9
 
Week 16 vs Cleveland: W - The Browns had a busy offseason, hiring head coach Kevin Stefanski, losing Greg Robinson, Joe Schobert, and Damarious Randall, signing Austin Hooper, Jack Conklin, Andrew Billings, Karl Joseph, and Damarious Randall, and drafting Jedrick Wills, Grant Delpit, and Jacob Phillips. Despite these additions, however, Cleveland still has a new, inexperienced offensive playcaller at head coach and a question mark at quarterback, and Gregg Williams generally handles quarterbacks who struggle with post-snap reads well with disguised coverages and aggressive blitz packages. Record: 6-9
 
Week 17 at New England: L - With the expanded playoffs, the Patriots have an even greater chance to make the postseason this year than they otherwise would, so this late-season match in Foxborough could be a consequential, divisional-revenge game. Record: 6-10
 
Final Record: 6-10
While I firmly believe that the Jets improved significantly this offseason, especially in terms of the offensive line and getting players back from injury, this year’s schedule is substantially more difficult that last year’s, which could result in less games in the wins column for 2020. Last year, the Jets closed out the back-half of their season going 6-2 playing against rookie Daniel Jones, rookie Dwayne Haskins, Derek Carr, Andy Dalton, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Lamar Jackson, rookie Devlin Hodges, and Matt Barkley, and this year the Jets have to play both the AFC West and the NFC West, which is a huge jump in their level of competition.
 

Training Camp Battles to Watch

WR #2: Denzel Mims vs Vyncint Smith
Jets fans would hope that starting receiver isn’t much of a battle, but since rookie wideouts traditionally have been known to take longer learning the playbook, the other receiver spot next to Perriman and Crowder is in flux. Denzel Mims, the rookie receiver from Baylor, is the odds-on favorite to get a starting role and to play as a deep threat and red-zone threat in year one. However, if Mims proves too raw off the bat, the Jets could fall back on Vyncint Smith, who had 17 receptions last year and showed his value as a deep threat.
 
Left Guard: Alex Lewis vs Cameron Clark
Following a 2019 season where Alex Lewis spot-started in place of Kelechi Osemele, the Jets rewarded him with a 3 year, $18.6 MM contract, and he goes into 2020 as the favorite to start at left guard once again. With that being said, the possibility exists that rookie tackle Cameron Clark out of Charlotte will kick inside and compete at left guard.
 
Right Guard: Brian Winters vs Greg Van Roten
After a 2019 season in which Brian Winters went down with a shoulder injury in week 10, many expected the Jets to cut him, but he instead will return as the incumbent starter at right guard. However, new free agent acquisition Greg Van Roten could switch to the right side and compete against Winters to start.
 
Right Tackle: George Fant vs Chuma Edoga
After the Jets had a poor performance form their offensive line in 2019, GM Joe Douglas brought in competition at all position, including at right tackle. George Fant, former Seattle swing tackle, is the presumptive favorite to land the starting job, despite his lack of starting experience and struggles with pass-pro footwork. Chuma Edoga could compete as well, but his performance in both run blocking and pass pro was so shaky last year as a rookie that he needed extensive help from tight ends to prevent the right side from entirely becoming a liability.
 
EDGE #2: Tarell Basham vs Kyle Phillips vs Jabari Zuniga vs John Franklin-Myers
The Jets started Jordan Jenkins and Tarell Basham at edge rusher last season, so it was somewhat of a shock to see them add absolutely no outside talent until the middle of the third round, and so now Gregg Williams and his defensive staff are forced to make the pitiful decision between starting Basham, Kyle Phillips, Jabari Zuniga, or John Franklin-Myers across from Jenkins. Basham, who the Jets claimed off of waivers in 2018, is probably the odds-on favorite to start once again after notching 2 sacks and 4 quarterback hits in 54% of the Jets' defensive snaps. Kyle Phillips, the second-year player from Tennessee who was a five-star high-school recruit, is a thicker lineman best suited to play on run downs who could push for starting snaps as well. Jabari Zuniga, 3rd-round rookie out of Florida, is a third contender for the starting job, but his interior versatility and similarity to Jenkins in terms of his stiffness and poor pad level could suggest the Jets envision him in more of a rotational role. The wildcard in this battle is John Franklin-Myers, who was claimed by the Jets off of waivers from the Rams at the start of 2019 but who also notched a pair of sacks in his rookie year and is really explosive for his size.
 
DT #2: Henry Anderson vs Nathan Shepherd
This battle won't get much media coverage, as both Anderson and Shepherd project to get plenty of tread on the New York defensive line, but nevertheless the two will compete in training camp for the upper hand in the snap count. Henry Anderson, the penetrating defensive lineman, saw his production fall off a bit in 2019, in part due to a nagging shoulder injury and utilization in different fronts and roles. Nathan Shepherd saw his role increase in the back half of the season after a suspension saw his role increase in the back half of the season after a suspension sidelined him from weeks two through eight, and with a good camp, he could establish himself as the primary nimble-footed complement to the heftier, run-stopping trio of Quinnen Williams, Steve McLendon, and Foley Fatukasi.
 
CB #2: Arthur Maulet vs Quincy Wilson vs Bryce Hall vs Blessuan Austin
The outside cornerback spot across from Pierre Desir is probably the most open starting battle on the team. Arthur Maulet, the undersized but physical cornerback out of Memphis, is probably the favorite to start after outplaying Johnson and Roberts last season to win the left cornerback job. Quincy Wilson, the former second-round pick, should be Maulet's primary competition after the Jets traded a draft pick to acquire him from the Colts. Bryce Hall, the rookie fifth-round corner from Virginia, is a darkhorse to start as well if he is healthy to start the season. Blessuan Austin, the former sixth-round pick, might factor into the competition, but he'll have Williams' doghouse after reacting poorly to his week-16 benching.
 
Kicker: Sam Ficken vs Brett Maher
Sam Ficken, who hit 70% of his kicks last season, will compete with Brett Maher, who hit 67% of his kicks last season, for the starting kicker job, but neither candidate should have to handle kickoffs with rookie punter Braden Mann in the fold.
 

Offensive and Defensive Schemes

Adam Gase, head coach and offensive playcaller for the Jets, runs a zone blocking, short passing offense mostly out of 11 personnel while also mixing in some 2-TE sets. In the run game, Gase is willing to run gap concepts based on his offensive line personnel, but he certainly favors his inside zone running playcalls. In the pass game, Gase likes to stack his receivers, throw checkdowns, split his backs out wide, and utilize the sidelines.
 
Gregg Williams, defensive coordinator for the Jets, runs a 3-4 hybrid, blitz-heavy defense with an emphasis on zone coverage. In the front seven, Williams has used both 3-4 and 4-3 base packages, though he mostly uses nickel fronts and one-gapping penetration schemes. In the secondary, Williams stresses MOFC shells, press-zone concepts, and disguised coverages and blitzes.
 
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2020.07.13 20:21 LearningIsListening A not-so-brief rundown of letters G-I in Jeffrey Epstein's 'Black Book'

Below is a rundown of letters G-I of Epstein's contacts. Last year, I wrote about letters A-C. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/cpis3n/a_brief_rundown_of_the_first_ten_pages_of_jeffrey/).
I also wrote about letters D-F on July 5, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/hlrba8/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_letters_df_in_jeffrey/). There are some misspelled names. Epstein entered their names like this.
I have bolded some of the more interesting connections and information, but there could be much more that I overlooked. I hope something here strikes an interest in someone and maybe we can get more investigations out of this. Please, if you know anything more about any of these people than what is presented here, post below. I am working off of the unredacted black book found here: https://www.coreysdigs.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Jeffrey-Epsteins-Little-Black-Book-unredacted.pdf
G-I
Gaetani, Gelasio: Count Gelasio Gaetani comes from one of the oldest families in Rome. The Gaetani (also known as Caetani) family has produced 3 popes, including Pope Boniface VIII. Gelasio is a wine specialist and vineyard owner who helps celebrities buy the most unique bottles of wine throughout the world.
Gaetani, Rufreido: Roffredo Gaetani was an Italian count, prince, and duke who died in a car crash in 2005. Roffredo came to the public’s attention when he dated Ivana Trump in the 1990s. Brother of Gelasio.
Gallman, Kuki: Kuki Gallmann is a best-selling author (5 of her books were global best sellers), poet, environmental activist, and conservationist. Owns a 98,000 acre cattle ranch in Kenya with her husband, which she turned into a conservation park.
Ganero, Mario Jr.: Where do we even begin? Mario Garnero is a Brazilian banker and entrepreneur who has been deemed the “father of the ethanol car” and is the chairman of the board and primary shareholder of Brasilinvest Group, a banking firm worth $700 million. Garnero’s connections run extremely deep. He is/has been personal friends with Jacob Rothschild, David Rockefeller, Bill Clinton, George H. W. Bush, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, Henry Kissinger, Helmut Schmidt, and many others. The following website makes some startling connections between Garnero, Epstein, and others (source: https://aeltri.com/2019/02/12/john-of-god-mario-garnero-and-epstein/). Quick summary: Record producer Damon Dash (former co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records with Jay-Z) allegedly raped a supermodel who worked for Naomi Campbell at a party thrown by Garnero (source: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/poshs-friend-sued-for-rape-6939248.html).
Garnero has been referred to as a “Rothschild pawn” who tried to help Aecio Neves rise to power. Garnero also appointed “George Soros frontman, Arminio Fraga, who worked in Soros’ Quantum Fund, as Minister of the Economy.”
Ganoza, Esteban Juan: A Peruvian businessman who said he met Maxwell in the 1980s when he lived in New York, but denied any ties to pedophilia when his contact information was revealed to be in Epstein’s ‘Black Book.’
Garcia, Ludmila: No info found.
Gardner. Adam: No info found.
Garland, Michael: Likely the Chairman of investment firm C5 Capital, located in London.
Garson, Jeremy: Likely refers to the lawyer who is a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills who specializes in large-scale international commercial disputes. Not completely positive, though.
Gaspar, Nacho: Not sure. Could be a number of Ignazio Gaspars, all of whom are businessmen.
Gaul, Harriett: Harriett Jagger is a fashion stylist and former fashion director of Tatler, a fashion magazine owned by Conde Nast (parent company of Vogue, GQ, etc.), which has come up several times during my investigations, and Harpers. She had a daughter with property dealer Simon Gaul, the Godson of Prince Rainier of Monaco.
Geary, Tim: Served in public relations and was Director of Membership at Soho House, a restaurant and private members club. Billionaire Ron Burkle owns 60% of Soho House. Burkle, along with Bill Clinton, Chris Tucker, Kevin Spacey, travelled to Africa for an anti-poverty, anti-AIDs tour on Epstein’s Lolita Express. Nothing fishy there.
Gelardin, Jack: No info found. The address listed is located in Chelsea, London, and sold for over 5 million pounds in 2013.
German-Ribon, Catriona: Catriona Blampied (nee German-Ribon) is the Managing Partner, Founder, and Owner of talent agency Procure Worldwide & Procure Digital since 2016. Worked as Managing Director at Platinum Rye Entertainment, another talent agency, before that.
Gertler, Eric: A venture capitalist who served as Chairman of U.S. News & World Report, a media company most known for publishing news, consumer advice, and rankings ranging from education (top universities, high schools, etc.) to job professions, healthcare, and too many others to mention. In 2019, Governor Andrew Cuomo nominated Gertler to serve as President and CEO of Empire State Development, New York’s chief economic agency. In Epstein’s ‘Black Book,’ Privista is listed under Gertler’s name. Privista is a company that protects against identity theft. Gertler was President and CEO.
Getty, Mark: Co-founder and Chairman of Getty Images, a photographic conglomerate. If you have ever surfed the Internet, you have seen several pictures/images belonging to Getty Images. From 2008-2016, Getty was the Chairman of the Trustees of the National Gallery in London. Grandson of Jean Paul Getty Sr., founder of Getty Oil Company, and one of the richest men in the world during his time. The Getty Family has a net worth north of $5 billion as of 2015.
Getty, Pia and Chris: Pia Getty is the daughter of billionaire Robert Warren Miller, an American-born British businessman and founder of Duty Free Shops. Pia’s sisters are Princess Alexandra von Furstenberg of designer fame and Maria-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece, Princess of Denmark. Her ex-husband (1992-2005), Christopher, is Mark Getty’s first cousin. Christopher is also the grandson of Jean Paul Getty Sr. When they were married, Pia and Mark would hold A-list parties on the rooftop of their Manhattan townhouse. Their townhouse was located half a mile from Jeffrey Epstein’s mansion. Many people think that the Getty Museum in Los Angeles houses an underground base and city for the elites.
Gibbs, Emma: Former girlfriend of Prince Andrew. Gibbs was introduced to Prince Andrew by her good friend, Ghislaine Maxwell. Gibbs worked as a PR consultant.
Gibson, Caroline: Likely to be the award-winning freelance copywriter and content writer who has worked on a number of high-profile advertisements.
Gilifilan, Andrew: Managing Director of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa for Cambridge University Press. Retired in 2012.
Gillford, Lord & Lady: Lord Gillford is Patrick Meade, the 8th Earl of Clanwilliam. He is a businessman who is on the board of Soma Oil & Gas Holdings and Eurasia Drilling Company, where he served as Chairman. Eurasia Drilling Company is owned by Russian billionaire oligarch, Alexander Dzhaparidze and billionaire Alexander Putilov.
Gilmour, Andrew & Emma: Gilmour is a diplomat for the UN who has spoken out strongly against Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. Gilmour’s father, Sir Ian Gilmour, served as a minister in Margaret Thatcher’s first cabinet. Emma Gilmour (nee Williams) is a physician and author.
Ginsberg, Gary: Former Executive VP of Global Marketing and Corporate Affairs at Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, the fourth-largest media group in the world prior to splitting in 2013. Ginsberg was a close confidant of Rupert Murdoch and Peter Chernin while at News Corp. Ginsberg also served in the Clinton Administration at the White House Counsel’s Office and Department of Justice. Ginsberg has brokered meetings between Rupert Murdoch and the Clintons, as well as Obama. Ginsberg is currently on the Board of Directors of New Visions for Public Schools, which designs course curricula for students in NYC. New Visions supports many schools, impacting 230,000 students (source: https://newyorkschooltalk.org/2019/07/at-new-visions-for-public-schools-its-all-about-continuous-school-improvement-hows-that-going/). Their Networks for School Improvement Initiative is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. New Visions also has ties to the Carnegie Foundation, which donates millions of dollars in grants (source: https://www.carnegie.org/grants/grants-database/grantee/new-visions-for-public-schools-inc/#!/grants/grants-database/grant/312395808.0/). Ginsberg is also a friend of and speechwriter for Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu.
Gittis, Howard: Gittis (1934-2007) was an attorney and adviser to billionaire businessman Ron Perelman. He worked at MacAndrews & Forbes, an investment firm owned by Perelman. In 1995, Perelman hosted a dinner with Bill Clinton, Jeffrey Epstein, Clinton college friend Arnold Paul Prosperi, Don Johnson, Jimmy Buffett, and Don Fowler, who was the co-chairman of the DNC. More on Perelman later.
Giussani, Luca: President, CEO of Dorial Telecom, Inc., a telecommunications company.
Glanville, Mary: A philanthropy consultant who spent years in TV, Glanville also worked as a PR contact for the Bonita Trust which donated £100,000 to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) back in 2009 to “update its ChildLine technical infrastructure and purchase essential equipment so that more children can get help from its ChildLine service” (source: https://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/07/prweb2625274.htm). Glanville was the author of that PR statement.
Glass, Charlie: Could possibly be Charles Glass, author, publisher, and journalist that specializes in the Middle East, but I cannot confirm.
Glentworth, Edmund & Emily: Edmund Pery is the 7th Earl of Limerick and was formerly known as Viscount Glentworth. He worked in British government until becoming director of Deutsche Bank. Emily is Edmund’s wife.
Goess, Pilar: A countess and Austrian-American model who posed for Playboy. Goess died in 1999 from a brain tumor.
Goldberg, Ellen: President of Santa Fe Institute, an organization in New Mexico that hosts faculty consisting of Nobel Laureates, members of the National Academy of Sciences, and MacArthur fellows. Goldberg is also a research professor in the Department of Biology at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Goldberg is a member of the Biology Advisory Committee of the National Science Foundation, and of the National Advisory Allergy and Infectious Diseases Council at the National Institutes of Health. Goldberg has a Ph.D. in genetics from Cornell University Medical College.
Goldsmith, Isabel: An art collector and owner of Hotel Las Alamandas in Mexico. Goldsmith is the daughter of Sir James Goldsmith, a French-British financier, tycoon, and member of the European Parliament.
Golinkin, Sandy: Former Vice President and Publisher of Lucky, a fashion and lifestyle magazine owned by Conde Nast. Has frequently been photographed with celebrities and elite at various parties.
Gomez, Thomas: Thomas Gommes is a former international corporate lawyer.
Gomme, William & Emma: William Gomme is a former director of several furniture manufacturing companies in London. Emma is his wife.
Gordon, Jacobo: Spanish businessman who co-founded several real estate and gaming companies with Alejandro Agag. Agag is a former politician in Spain. He became Secretary General of the European People’s Party (EPP), a tremendous political faction in Europe. Agag played a huge role in getting former Italy PM Silvio Berlusconi’s party into the EPP. Berlusconi has been charged for underage prostitution in the past. Agag quit politics to pursue financial and sporting interests. He is married to the daughter of Jose Maria Aznar, the former PM of Spain and Ana Botella Serrano, the first female mayor of Madrid. Guests at Agag’s wedding included kings and queens. Berlusconi and Tony Blair served as witnesses.
Gore, Juliet: The only Juliet Gore I found is the co-director of Neuro Orthopaedic Institute out of Australia. Doesn’t feel right.
Gottlieb, Steve: A music executive who discovered Nine Inch Nails, Pitbull, Sevendust, and Ja Rule. He has served on the boards of Napster and Musicmatch. He is currently CEO of Shindig, a Zoom-like platform for people to meet each other online.
Goulandris, Dimitri: Founder of The Cycladic Group, which invests and creates businesses. Spent 8 years at Morgan Stanley in its private equity group. Goulandris is the Executive Director and a Board Member for Knightsbridge Schools, which has 3 schools (KSI Montenegro [a boarding school], KSI Bogota, and KSI Panama), all of which are primary/secondary schools for students aged 2-18.
Grabau, Lorenzo: Spent seventeen years at Goldman Sachs before becoming CEO of Investment AB Kinnevik, a Swedish investment firm. He was fired less than 3 years after taking the position.
Graff, Francois: CEO of family-owned Graff, one of the world’s most notable jewellery houses. The company is worth several billion dollars. Graff has been photographed with the likes of Wilbur Ross. In 2001, there was a party celebrating the opening of a new Graff’s store. Attendees included Ghislaine Maxwell, Ivana Trump, Joan Collins, and Denise Rich (source: https://www.nytimes.com/2001/06/05/style/IHT-laurence-graff-and-his-pockets-full-of-diamonds-the-buccaneer-of.html)
Granby, David: David Charles Robert Manners is the 11th Duke of Rutland. He also goes by the Marquess of Granby. Granby is a high-profile supporter of the UK Independence Party and has hosted fundraising events at his ancestral home, Belvoir Castle. Employed Harvey Proctor, the former Conservative Parliament member who had to resign because he had sexual relations with underage male prostitutes, as his personal secretary.
Grange, Jacques: A French interior designer for the rich. Clients include Princess Caroline of Monaco, Francis Ford Coppola, Alain Ducasse, and several billionaires, to name a few.
Grant Jamie: Likely James Grant, owner of No2 Pound Street, an award-winning wine shop that specializes in British Cheese and cured meats. He and his wife previously worked at some leading hotels and restaurants.
Greece Princess Olga: Princess Olga, Duchess of Apulia (nee Princess Olga Isabelle of Greece) married her second cousin, Prince Aimone of Savoy, Duke of Apulia, in 2008. Olga’s father is first cousins with Prince Phillip (Queen Elizabeth’s wife).
Greece, MC & Pavlos: Pavlos is the eldest son of Constantine II, the last King of Greece, before the monarchy was abolished in 1973. Worked in New York as an investment portfolio manager. MC is his wife, Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece. Her father is the billionaire founder of Duty Free Shops. Her sisters, Alexandra and Pia, married into the von Furstenberg and Getty families, respectively. A dinner party was thrown for them at the Standard Hotel in 2009. There were about 12 guests there. One of those exclusive guests was Ghislaine Maxwell (source: https://wwd.com/eye/people/royal-standard-a-fete-for-princess-marie-chantal-and-prince-pavlos-2399957/)
Green, Deborah: No info found.
Green, Jeremy: Likely the former Chief Executive of Quba Property Holdings in South Africa.
Green, Judy: A New York socialite who hobnobbed with an elite crowd. She was considered Andy Warhol’s first muse. He did her photo portrait and she starred in his first movie, The Kiss. She was reportedly close with Frank Sinatra. Edgar M. Bromfman served as Best Man at her wedding to William John Green in 1964. Bromfman is the owner of Seagram, the beverage company. His daughters, Clare and Sara, were members of NXIVM, a cult that recruited women and forced them into sexual slavery.
Gregg Geordie & Katherine: Geordie Grieg is an English journalist and editor of The Daily Mail. Grieg is good friends and has been photographed partying with Ghislaine Maxwell. He is the former editor of Tatler, a Conde Nast-owned British magazine that is targeted towards the upper class and those interested in high society events. Tatler connections come up constantly in the ‘Black Book.’
Grenfell, Natasha: Daughter of Lord St Just, heir to a banking fortune and Wilbury Park mansion. Her mother was actress and one-time Tennessee Williams love interest, Maria Britneva. Natasha is a socialite who has is friends with royalty, actors, and musicians
Griffen, Ted: This is most likely screenwriter, producer, and director Ted Griffin. He has worked on The Wolf of Wall Street, Ocean’s Eleven, and Tower Heist.
Griscom, Nina: A model, socialite, TV personality, and entrepreneur who died earlier this year. Her first husband was a modeling booker for Ford Models, which I wrote about in the D-F section of Epstein’s ‘Black Book’ (link: https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/hlrba8/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_letters_df_in_jeffrey/). She went on to cheat on her next husband with sugar billionaire Pepe Fanjul, who is also mentioned in the D-F link above. Was a close friend of Blaine Trump, ex-wife of Robert Trump, Donald’s younger brother.
Gross, Pamela & Jimmy Finkelstein: James Finkelstein is the owner of The Hill, an American news website often cited here in /conspiracy. He is close with Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani. Pamela Gross is his wife. She worked at CNN until 2017 and is close friends with Melania Trump.
Grossman Lloyd: Loyd Grossman is an British author and broadcaster best known for hosting Masterchef from 1990-2000, before it was reformatted. Also co-created Through the Keyhole, a British game show, with David Frost, who is also in Epstein’s ‘Black Book.’
Gubelmann, Marjorie: A socialite who is best known for hosting and performing as a DJ at high society parties. She has deejayed events for Bulgari, Versace, and others. She is currently the in-studio DJ for the Today with Hoda & Jenny show on NBC. Her ex-husband, Reza Raein works in oil. Guests at their wedding included Ivanka Trump, Tamara Mellon, Michael Kors, and Tory Burch.
Guccioni, Tony: Son of Penthouse creator Bob Guccione.
Gudefin, Christian: A financial advisor at Deutsche Bank, which as of Tuesday, July 7th, 2020, agreed to pay $150 million in fines because they ignored suspicious transactions made by Jeffrey Epstein (source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/07/business/jeffrey-epstein-deutsche-bank-settlement.html?referringSource=articleShare). Gudefin is also a financial advisor at Fdx Capital LLC and Managing Partner at Confidas Capital.
Guedroltz, Solina & Nicolas: Solina is a photographer. Her father is a viscount. Nicolas is an antique Russian furniture dealer. He is a Russian prince and is of Belgian nobility through his mother’s side.
Guerini Maraldi, Alessandro: Chairman of Willis Towers Watson, a British insurance company. Guerrini-Maraldi’s name appears in the Panama Papers, which revealed the identities of many rich and powerful people who have avoided paying taxes through offshore accounts.
Guerrand-Hermes, Valesca: Socialite and ex-wife of French fashion house heir, Mathias Guerrand. Guerrand-Hermes is on the Board of Directors of the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) (source: https://nyspcc.org/about-the-new-york-society-for-the-prevention-of-cruelty-to-children/people/). NYSPCC is a child protection agency. Photographed with Ghislaine Maxwell at the 2005 Wall Street Concert Series Benefitting Wall Street Rising at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. You can’t make this stuff up.
Guest, Cornelia: Named Debutante of the Decade of the 1980s, Cornelia is a well-known New York socialite who comes from money. Her family made money in iron and steel and have served in British politics. In December 2015, Ghislaine Maxwell attended Cornelia’s holiday party.
Guggenheim, Barbara & Bert Flelds: Guggenheim (not part of the Guggenheim museum family) is a partner at the well-known art advisory firm, Guggenheim, Asher Associates, Inc. They have built collections for Coca Cola and Sony, as well as Tom Cruise and alleged pedophile Steven Spielberg. Epstein victim Maria Farmer once worked for Barbara at her home before meeting Epstein. Farmer got the job through Barbara’s sister, Eileen, who has been accused of being an Epstein enabler. A petition (https://www.change.org/p/david-kratz-eileen-guggenheim-must-be-removed-for-harm-she-caused-to-maria-farmer-by-jeffrey-epstein?recruiter=30424804) to have her removed as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the New York Academy of Art as a result of Maria Farmer’s allegations has over 10,000 signatures. Farmer says that Eileen Guggenheim forced her to sell a painting replicating Degas’s “The Rape” to Epstein. Two weeks after meeting Epstein and Maxwell, Guggenheim took Farmer and other art students to Epstein’s Zorro Ranch in New Mexico (source: https://news.artnet.com/art-world/epstein-ranch-art-students-1760265). Barbara’s husband, Bert Fields, is an entertainment lawyer who has represented the likes of Steven Spielberg, Bob and Harvey Weinstein, George Lucas, Michael Jackson, The Beatles, etc.
Guiness, Sabrina: Guinness comes from a long line of wealthy bankers. She had a relationship with Prince Charles in 1979. Cousin of Edward Guinness, 4th Earl of Iveagh, heir to the Guinness fortune. Edward Guinness’s wife, Lady Clare Iveagh (nee Hazell) plays a HUGE role in Epstein’s pedophilia ring. More on her later (she is listed under I for Iveagh). Her sister, Anita Guinness, was married to Amschel Rothschild until his suicide in 1996.
Guinness, Mr Hugo: An artist from the same banking family as sister Sabrina (above). Guinness has collaborated with director Wes Anderson on a number of films. Cousin of Edward Guinness, 4th Earl of Iveagh, heir to the Guinness fortune. Edward Guinness’s wife, Lady Clare Iveagh (nee Hazell) plays a HUGE role in Epstein’s pedophilia ring. More on her later (she is listed under I for Iveagh).
Guissaini, Luca: Listed above under Giussani, Luca. CEO of Dorial Telecom.
Gumberg, Ira: Chairman and CEO of JJ Gumberg Co., a high-end real estate development firm based out of Pittsburgh. Gumberg served on the Board of Mellon Financial Corporation from 1989-2007.
Guttfreund, Susan & John: Susan is a former beauty queen and notorious party thrower. Her husband, John, was CEO of Salomon Brothers, the large investment bank. He was dubbed the “King of Wall Street” by Business Week in 1985. He died in 2016.
Hahn, Dr & Mrs: Likely Carl Hahn, former head of Volkswagen.
Hall, Pippa: There are two Pippa Halls that this could possibly be. One is a movie casting director who was in charge of casting children for movies (source: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0356002/). The other Pippa Hall is Director of Innovation and Chief Economist at the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO). There is not enough info to determine which one is in the ‘Black Book.’
Halpern Jen: A British philanthropist, PR guru, and businesswoman. Her father was knighted by Margaret Thatcher.
Hambro, Clementine: Great-granddaughter of Winston Churchill who also served as a bridesmaid at the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana when she was just five-years-old. Her father, Richard, was a British heir and investment banker. K
Hamilton, George: Famous actor who took Ghislaine Maxwell to the Epsom Derby (horse race) in 1991. Epstein has a significant amount of phone numbers listed for Hamilton.
Hammond, Dana: Socialite and heiress to the Annenberg Publishing fortune. Hammond is friends with Ghislaine Maxwell. They have been photographed together at various parties.
Handler, Sharon: International attorney who is friends with Camilla Parker-Bowles and Prince Charles. Married to John Langeloth Loeb Jr., former United States Ambassador to Denmark under Reagan.
Hanover, Ernst & chantal: Prince Ernst Hanover is the head of the royal House of Hanover. The House of Hanover has produced six British monarchs, including King George III and Queen Victoria. The current British monarchy, the Windsors, are actually of German and British descent, which is why these family trees intersect. Most notably, the House of Hanover is perhaps the most important of the Black Nobility families. There have been some fantastic threads on Reddit about the Black Nobility.
Hanson, Brook: Adopted son of British industrialist, Lord Hanson, Brook died in 2014 at the age of 50.
Hanson, Lord & Lady: British industrialist who made a fortune in the ‘80s as a Trade and Industry Secretary in close friend Margaret Thatcher’s administration. His wife, Geraldine, was a former model. They are both dead.
Hanson, The Hon Robert: British financier and eldest son of Lord Hanson. Chairman of Hanson Family Holdings, a private investment firm. In the 1980s, Robert worked as a banker at NM Rothschild & Sons before returning to his father’s company. Before getting married, Hanson dated socialite Anouska de Georgiou, who became the first British woman to accuse Jeffrey Epstein of raping her as a teenager (source: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/how-british-teen-model-was-lured-jeffrey-epstein-s-web-n1056901). Odd that Robert Hanson, his brother Brook, and his parents would have wanted anything to do with Epstein.
Hapsburg, Marie: Royalty. Her father was Archduke Joseph Arpad of Austria and her mother, Archduchess Maria of Austria, was a Princess of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg and a member of the House of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg by birth. The Hapsburg (also called Habsburg) family is one of the most powerful and wealthiest families in Europe. The Hapsburgs are another Black Nobility family of very high prestige. I couldn’t find anything out about her husband, Raymond van der Meide. They have 7 children together.
Harvey Victoria: Ex-girlfriend of Prince Andrew, Hervey is an English model and socialite. Although her relationship with Andrew didn’t work out, she remained in his inner circle. In 2000, she attended a dinner with Prince Andrew, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, and Jeffrey Epstein (source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9844083/lady-victoria-hervey-jeffrey-epstein-too-old/). Hervey is also a friend of Ghislaine Maxwell, who introduced her to Epstein and “set her up in one of Epstein’s apartments in New York.” Hervey is the daughter of Victor Hervey, 6th Marquess of Bristol, businessman and member of the House of Lords.
Harvey-Watt, Isabelle: Director of PR for Giorgio Armani before moving on to Versace and other well-known fashion corporations.
Haslam, Nick: English interior designer and socialite. His mother was the Goddaughter of Queen Victoria. Haslam claims to have had an affair with Lord Snowdon one year before he married Princess Margaret (Queen Elizabeth’s sister), further fueling rumors of Lord Snowdon’s alleged bisexuality.
Hatkoff, Craig & Jane: Hatkoff is a real estate investor, who, along with his ex-wife, Jane Rosenthal, and Robert De Niro, founded the Tribeca Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Institute. Hatkoff has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Clinton Foundation.
Hauteville, Marc de: Manages Soc Civile du Frayssinet, a real estate company based out of France. There is very little information other than this. Both of his parents appear to be members of noble families - the Hautevilles and the Cazenoves - who have historical ties to the Du Ponts.
Hay, Henry & Patricia: Henry Hay is CEO and co-founder of Centaur Properties, a large real estate firm based out of New York. Centaur’s holdings are concentrated in the most expensive neighborhoods in Manhattan.
Hayworth Reggie: Heyworth runs the 160 acre Cotswold Wildlife Park, which attracts more than 400,000 people a year. He lives in the middle of the park at the Bradwell Grove estate. .
Hazell-Iveagh, Clare: This amazing thread made by clemanueverers contains all the info you need: https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/hkk5g0/one_of_epstein_madam_ghislaine_maxwells/. Quick summary: Hazell-Iveagh helped Maxwell and Epstein procure children using her position as President of West Suffolk National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC). Click on the link. Clemanueverers did a wonderful job.
Hearn, Barry & Susan: Barry is a hugely popular English sports promoter, as is his son, Eddie, who represents some of the biggest boxers in the world. Former boxer and popular Youtuber Tyan Booth was supposedly banned immediately after posting a video connecting Epstein to Hearn. I have tried to find the video or at least a summary of what he said, but have been unsuccessful. If anyone has any info on this, please post below.
Hefner III, Bob: Founder and CEO of GHK Companies, which specializes in oil and natural gas. Founded the Robert and MeiLi Hefner Foundation which sponsors educational trips to China for outstanding high school students. His grandfather, Robert Hefner Sr., served as Mayor of Oklahoma City, was a Supreme Court Justice of Oklahoma, was a member of the executive council of the Boy Scouts of America, and was a thirty-second degree Freemason. Although I try not to engage in speculation, this article makes a connection between Jeffrey Epstein, Bob Hefner III, and a winning Powerball lottery ticket that was purchased in Oklahoma in 2008 (source: https://www.thelostogle.com/2019/08/14/no-jeffrey-epstein-did-not-win-25-million-from-an-oklahoma-lottery-ticket-or-did-he/#comments). It’s too long to summarize. Read it and check it out.
Heiden, Lisa: Worked in Manhattan and London as an executive for ABC. Close friend of Ghislaine Maxwell. According to the fantastic research done by this person (https://twitter.com/Agent99Mom/status/1280580456400982016), two of Lisa Heiden’s properties are listed as an address for Ellmax, a company set up by Ghislaine.
Heineken, Mr. Fredie: A Dutch businessman for the Heineken brewing company. Was chairman and CEO from 1971-1989.
Helen and Tim Shifter: Helen is a former Vogue Magazine staffer. Tim is former CEO of LeSportsac and serves as Senior Advisor at Blackstone Group, a private equity firm. The Schifters are personal friends of Ghislaine Maxwell.
Helvin, Marie: Former fashion model and former girlfriend of Imran Khan, the current Prime Minister of Pakistan. According to her memoir, she knows pretty much any popular celebrity from the ‘70s and ‘80s.
Herbert, Jason: Likely a financial adviser based in London.
Hermes, Olga & Olaf: Olaf is a handbag heir. Olga is his ex-wife.
Herrero, Juan & Helen: Juan is like the managing director of an investment bank in Spain.
Hersov, Robert & Kim: Robert is a South African entrepreneur and mining heir who has worked for Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and News Corp. (owned by Murdoch).. Ex-wife Kim is a London-based fashion editor and designer.
Heseltine, Mr & Mrs: Baron Michael Heseltine is a British businessman and politician who served in various roles in government for British PMs Margaret Thatcher and John Major. Heseltine was a friend of Robert Maxwell, Ghislaine’s father. Heseltine invested in Conservative Parliament member Harvey Proctor’s business after Proctor was forced to resign after it was revealed he had sexual relationships with and took nude pictures of male prostitutes aged 17-21 at his home (source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/members-interests-top-tories-lose-on-proctors-shop-the-retailer-1445666.html). At the time, it was illegal to have same-sex relations with prostiutes under the age of 21.
Heseltine, Mr & Mrs: Same as above.
Heseltine, Ms. Annabel: Journalist, columnist, and TV and radio broadcaster. At the age of 22, she became the Assistant-editor for Hong Kong Tatler (there’s that publication again). Daughter of Baron Michael Heseltine.
Heseltine, Rupert: Businessman and heir to Haymarket Media Group. Son of Baron Michael Heseltine.
Hicks, India: A fashion model in the ‘80s and ‘90s, India Hicks is a good friend of Ghislaine Maxwell. Descendant of the Mountbatten family, a British dynasty (although much of their background is German). Granddaughter of the much-decorated war hero, Lord Mountbatten (Prince Charles’s mentor), who, according to FBI files, was “a homosexual with a perversion for young boys” (source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9745399/lord-mountbatten-fbi-dossier-prince-charles/). Prince Charles is her second cousin and Godfather.
Hill, Anthony: Son of Robin Hall, 8th Marquess of Downshire and Juliet Weld-Forester, daughter of 7th Baron Forester. Couldn’t find any more info.
Himmelstein, Howard: Co-owner of clothing brand Camp Beverly Hill and a producescreenwriter.
Hirsch, Jeff: Owner of Foto Care, a shop that sells professional camera equipment. Claims he is only in the ‘Black Book’ because he sold an expensive camera to Ghislaine many years ago and had to go to her house to show her how to use it (source: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article234312632.html). This, however, doesn’t explain why there are two numbers listed under Hirsch’s name that are attributed to Scott Geffert, the General Manager for Advanced Imaging at the MET museum. This could all be innocent or these two could have assisted in Epstein’s hidden camera setup and helped Epstein get high quality pictures of his victims. We can’t be sure.
Hissom, Robert & Andrea: Robert is the founder of Aspen Capital Partners, a large property management firm. He is a friend of Prince Charles. His ex-wife, Andrea, famously got remarried to Steve Wynn, billionaire Las Vegas hotel tycoon. Prince Harry was a guest of Wynn’s at his Encore resort. Andrea and Wynn are close friends of Donald and Melania Trump (source: https://www.pressreader.com/uk/scottish-daily-mail/20120901/281904475353844).
Hoffman, Dustin: Famous Hollywood actor. Hoffman has been accused of sexual assault on multiple occasions, including exposing himself to a minor (source: https://variety.com/2017/biz/news/dustin-hoffman-2-1202641525/)
Hoffman, Hetty: Married to Robin Dundas, Earl of Ronaldshay. Lady Ronaldshay is a patron and ambassador for Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice, a UK-based charity that provides care for terminally ill babies and children up to five years old. A good friend of Ben Holland-Martin (listed just below).
Hoffman, Jessica: Sister of Hetty Hoffman (above), Jessica is an artist and former model who married investment banker Leopoldo Zambeletti. She is a good friend of India Hicks (mentioned above), the granddaughter of Lord Mountbatten (Prince Charles’s mentor), who, according to FBI files, was “a homosexual with a perversion for young boys.”
Holland-Martin, Ben: Works for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC). His mother, Rosamund, was chairman of the NSPCC for 20 years while Princess Margaret was President and was involved with the NSPCC for more than 50 years (source: https://www.newspapers.com/image/?clipping_id=36141343&fcfToken=eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJmcmVlLXZpZXctaWQiOjI1OTU4NDE2NSwiaWF0IjoxNTk0MzMwNTQ0LCJleHAiOjE1OTQ0MTY5NDR9.j1V2e0Mr3tJmPzusRYNneLVhUskWiIAvNIjdIpvuzj4). Both Ben and his mother are/were friends of Princess Margaret. Rosamund Holland-Martin (nee Hornby) was related to Charles Hornby, a British socialite and close friend of Prince Charles, who was sentenced to 2 ½ years for luring young runaway boys into prostitution, indecent assault, importuning, and living off the earnings of prostitution (source: https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=0FQ0AAAAIBAJ&sjid=YbkFAAAAIBAJ&pg=4638,2085303). Ben is also good friends with Hetty Hoffman (mentioned above), who is an ambassador for Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice.
Hollond Mr & Mrs James: James is a partner at EFP Capital, an investment and advisory firm. James’s mother married Baron Robert Rothschild after her and James’s father divorced. His now ex-wife, Beatrice, is on many investing firm boards, but most notably, she is a trustee on the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, a charity that specializes in helping disadvantaged children (source: https://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/beatrice-hollond). If anyone has more info on these two, please post. Epstein has 10 pieces of contact information under their name.
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2020.06.30 20:03 MikeTysonChicken r/NFL Top 100 Players of the 2019 Season - #30-21

Welcome to the reveal for players ranked 30-21 for this year’s NFL Top 100 Players for the 2019 Season!

Players whose average rank had them land in places 30-21 are on this portion of the list revealed today. Players are associated with the team they finished 2019 with.
Below you will see write-ups from rankers summarizing the players' 2019 season and why they were among the best in 2019. Stats for each player are from this season and are included below. Additionally, their previous ranks in this long running series are also available for all of you.
Methodology
LINK TO THE HUB POST WITH A MORE DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE METHODOLOGY
  1. A CALL FOR RANKERS just after the Super Bowl.
  2. Rankers for each team nominated players to rank. 10 Games Played Minimum Threshold. Players are associated with the team they finished the 2019 Season with.
  3. The Grind. Utilize ranking threads for individual rankers broken up by positional group. Users were tasked with ranking players within the following tiers based on their evaluation: T-25, T-50, T-100, T-125 based on 2019 regular season only. There were no individual case threads. There were no arbitrary position limit caps. Just questions and rankings.
  4. Users submitted their individual Top 125 list. Ranking out to 125 is new for this year.
  5. User lists were reviewed for outliers by me with assistance from two former rankers. Users were permitted to correct any mistakes found. Once complete, lists were locked.
  6. Reveal the list… right now.
So now, without further ado, here are the players ranked 30-21 in the NFL Top 100 Players of the 2019 Season!

#30 - Luke Kuechly - Off-Ball Linebacker - Carolina Panthers

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70 14 8 6 53 18 14
Written By: robdog1330
Luke Kuechly may have retired from the NFL after eight great seasons with the Carolina Panthers, but he was still exceptional in his final season in the NFL. Kuechly, in 2019, recorded 2 picks, 12 passes defended (which ties his career high which he previously set in 2014), 144 combined tackles (5th in the league), and even got the first and only safety in his career. If you want an example of the types of plays he made, check out this tackle he made on Derrick Henry. Even though the Panthers went 5-11 this past season, Kuechly's play earned him his seventh Pro Bowl selection and helped him get named to the 2nd Team All-Pro. Unfortunately, numerous concussions played a role in Kuechly's decision to retire, but he is still with the Panthers as a scout and is one of the greatest all-around linebackers to ever play the game despite a rather short career.

#29 - Marshal Yanda - Offensive Guard - Baltimore Ravens

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50 N/R 14 15 9 N/R 41
Written By: wrhslax1996
Coming in at 29 on this year's list is the Ravens' now retired RG, Marshal Yanda. He was an absolute treat to watch this year, even at 34/35 years old and he is well-deserving of his spot in the top 30 of this list. He was amazingly consistent in pass protection, he was an absolute mauler in run blocking, and he put together a 16-game season at an age where most guys struggle to stay healthy.
His pass protection is a tale of two things. First is his consistency in his pass sets. Yanda is amazingly consistent in gaining some depth, punching at the right time, and stonewalling his opponents when left 1v1 vs an interior defensive lineman. Reps like this, while not explicitly sexy, comprise the majority of Yanda's pass reps. In other words, he's exactly what you want out of an interior offensive lineman. He plays mostly mistake-free football through good technique, good functional play strength, and intelligence. Now he did have some pretty sexy pass protection reps, but those fall under another category. The second thing I wanted to cover is that Yanda is phenomenal at passing stunts, catching stunts, and finding work when nobody's rushing at him head-on. Watch this montage of his pass protection and note in that first rep how well Yanda passes the stunt to Brown. He tosses Woodyard like a ragdoll, resets his feet, gets square, and is immediately ready to accept #50. That's textbook. On the second rep, Yanda has nobody rushing him head-on, so he gains some depth to match the rest of the OL, keeps his head on a swivel, and goes over to punish the inside swim. Yet another textbook rep. You never want an OL satisfied with sitting back doing nothing. This was a regular occurrence last season. In that mashup you'll see him willing to engage immediately and break off to provide help where he's needed. Finally, here he is making TJ Watt really regret the inside spin. An IOL getting a full head of steam and going and laying the wood on pass rushers is something you just don't see very often.
Not only is Marshal Yanda an elite pass protector, but he is an absolute mauler in the run game. Remember how I said that Yanda likes laying the boom on people? Well he does it when pulling in the run game as well. His ability to pull effectively, fight through initial contact, and still hit the free rusher is a thing of beauty. Another element of his run blocking is his elite technique. Yanda can accept a large run defender and use his hips, arms, core, and general play strength to completely remove his assignment from the play. Blocking in the interior can be very difficult due to the sheer amount of bodies so knowing how to get your guy into his own space and completely eliminate him is extremely valuable, especially in a scheme as run-dependent as the Ravens. Finally, now that I've showed his ferocity + technique, I wanted to show one more rep where he just runs his guy nearly out of the frame. This outside zone is not perfectly blocked (looking at you Orlando Brown Jr.) but Yanda takes his horizontal step, engages with the DT, and breaks off on to the DB coming down to fill the gap. Instead of just holding firm, Yanda drives his feet through that man's soul.
Yanda is strong, fast, ferocious, and technically sound which makes him an elite run blocker and pass protector. He played great football last season and his retirement leaves a noticeable hole in the Ravens offense.

#28 - Eric Kendricks - Off-Ball Linebacker - Minnesota Vikings

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N/A N/A N/A N/R N/R N/R N/R
Written By: TheSwede91w
Eric Kendricks hasn’t reached the prestige of guys like Bobby Wagner and Luke Keuchly, but he is quickly on his way. In fact, last year Kendricks beat out Keuchly on PFF’s all-time forced incompletion record for a linebacker, logging 21.9% forced incompletion rating to Keuchly’s 21.9%. Here is what I consider to be one of the best examples of Kendricks forcing an incompletion. On the road against the Cowboys with the game on the line Kendricks comes up with a game winning forced incompletion up by laying out and playing the ball perfectly. And, Kendrick doesn’t just do it against RBs and TEs. Here he is breaking up a pass against the normally sure handed Julio Jones. Overall Kendricks, Keuchly, and DeMario Davis all ended the year leading the league tied in pass break ups for a LB at 12. Like most of Mike Zimmers players, Kendricks isn’ a one trick pony. Here are back to back forced fumbles against the Eagles and Chargers. On the first play Wentz and Goedart find a whole in the zone but Kendricks is quickly there to punch the ball out. In the second play Hunter Henry and Rivers run a great timing route but Kendricks is again able to rip the ball out after a quick recovery. While Kendricks has shown the speed and range to be a coverage back, he can also do some serious work around the box. This next play is one of my favorite plays from last season, largely because of the reaction from Hunter and Kendricks after. 4th and 1 against the Raiders in an obvious rushing situation against the best Center and one the stronger backs in the league Kendricks finds his way through the crowd and with the help of Hunter drives Jacobs into the backfield for the big stop. I wanna know what kind of sweet nothings those two were screaming at each other. And here he is against the Packers in another obvious rushing down. The O-line does a great job job getting of the line of scrimmage and getting to the second level, laying hands on Kendricks almost immediately. Kendricks using his strength, speed, and awareness to fight through the block and make the stop, bringing up a 4th down. Kendricks wasn’t asked to blitz a lot and played a lot more coverage last year, largely due to the Vikings limitations at CB. But, when he was asked to blitz, he was effective. Here he is rushing up the middle with tremendous burst and bringing down Wentz for the sack. All the insane athleticism needed to break up passes, stuff the run, fight through blocks, and rush the passer don’t mean much if you don’t have the mental processing required to put it all together. This next play isn’t the flashiest, but it shows Kendricks can diagnose and manipulate a play. Here Kendricks recognizes the outside zone run and stay right behind the DT until the RB is forced to cut back inside where Kendricks is in perfect position to make the tackle. All in all Kendrcks is earning every penny of his extension and is poised for another big year. Eric says bye.

#27 - Mitchell Schwartz - Offensive Tackle - Kansas City Chiefs

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N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R 36
Written By: DTSportsNow
Schwartz has been recognized as one of the best tackles in the NFL with 3 prior All-Pro designations and this season may have been his best, but it didn't come without sacrifice. For the first time in his 7.5 years in the league Schwartz missed a few snaps in two separate games. But for every other snap that Schwartz was on the field he was sensational, allowing no sacks all season from his spot.
When you break it down by the numbers Schwartz ended tied with the 3rd fewest total pressures given up. He tied 1st with Ryan Ramczyk in pass blocking efficiency with a pressure allowed on just 1.6% of snaps among all tackles. In the run games Schwartz finished 5th in run blocking grade, and ranked 1st in average assisted line yards on runs.
With all this incredible performance in mind there's an argument to be made that Schwartz is the most valuable tackle in the league. Despite being among the top tackles he ranks just 7th in average money per year among right tackles and 26th overall among all tackles. That's with having just signed a new 3 year deal before the 2019 season. And although his post-season action doesn't count in this ranking, it's hard not to mention his absolutely dominating run to the Super Bowl. Schwartz has really turned into a leader on this team stepping up when it matters, and being a constant steady force protecting Mahomes. Doesn't matter who he faces across that line whether it be Von Miller, J.J. Watt, or even his old pal Dee Ford; they better be ready to face that stone wall.

#26 - Za’Darius Smith - EDGE - Green Bay Packers

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Written By: packmanwiscy
With the advent of free agency in the early 90’s, no team used it to their advantage quite like the Green Bay Packers. Signing Reggie White re-invigorated the franchise in 1993, and key signings like Santana Dotson, Sean Jones, Frank Winters, and Desmond Howard helped propel the team to it’s first Super Bowl in almost 30 years in 1996. However, when future Hall of Fame GM Ron Wolf retired, subsequent GM’s Mike Sherman and Ted Thompson usually erred on the side of development and retention rather than free agency to supply talent to the team. Sometimes this worked out, the 2010 Packers won the Super Bowl with only three free agent signings, but even then all three (Charles Woodson, Cullen Jenkins, John Kuhn) were major contributors. Unfortunately, If you draft poorly like Ted Thompson did in the mid-2010’s, you get disastrous results. If you aren’t importing talent and your drafting sucks, you aren’t going to get better. Seems simple, but the Packers didn’t get that for a couple of years.
2019 completely flipped the script for how the Packers constructed their team. The year before, new GM Brian Gutekunst made headlines with Muhammad Wilkerson and Jimmy Graham, but neither were in-their-prime studs. But last year Gute dipped into the pocket book and shelled out over 180 million dollars to free agents. The jewel of Gute’s free agency haul was Za’Darius Smith, booking him to a 4 year, 86 million dollar deal. Gute gambled that Big Z, combined with Preston Smith and Adrian Amos, would bolster a defensive unit that finished in the lower third in the league in points against and forced the fourth least turnovers. Zed and co. completely succeeded, with this year's Packers finishing in the Top 10 in both least points allowed and turnovers created en route to the NFC Championship Game. Za’Darius wasn’t the sole reason for this, but there’s no way the unit would have been as good without him. Zed finished with ‘only’ 13.5 sacks, which is merely tied for sixth last year. But Z finished first in the league in pressures according to pff and tied for first in the league in quarterback hits via pfr. Even if he wasn’t close to the league leaders in sacks, Za’Darius was perhaps the best at generating a pass rush against the QB, and when he wasn’t dragging down the QB he was causing chaos so others on the defense could capitalize.
Z’s best plays came when the Packers needed them the most. The Packers matched up against against the Vikings with a chance to clinch the NFC North title, and Za’Darius racked up 3.5 sacks and held the potent Vikings offense to only 10 points, all of which came off of short fields (granted it was MNF Kirk Cousins so it’s not that impressive but whatever). Watch this sack, left tackle Riley Reiff is thrown off balance by Smith’s punch and then gets blown by on the outside. How do you match that combo of speed and power? Another play, just admire how Garrett Bradbury tries to engage Zed in some hand fighting and Zed just says ‘nope’ and swims through him, gets held by Pat Elflein, and STILL manages to swat Cousins down for a loss. If you aren’t convinced by Za’darius beat up the shitty Vikings lineman, just watch him bull rush through Top 100 honorable mention Brian O’Neil. Three different pass rush moves, three different offensive linemen, three sacks. If Kirk wasn’t eating turf, he was feeling the heat. Like here, Kirk is able to get the ball away, but Zed’s beautiful stunt is far too quick for the linemen and the dump off pass is easily corralled for a loss. Za’Darius is a top-tier pass rusher, he’s got such a great combination of speed and power and agility that very, very few OL can match him.

#25 - Cameron Heyward - Interior Defensive Line - Pittsburgh Steelers

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Written By: Astro63
As the captain and anchor for the Steelers dominant 2019 defense, it should be no surprise that Cameron Heyward did nothing but to affirm his status as one of the most disruptive and imposing interior linemen in the entire NFL. Even with a nine-year career and some extremely impressive performances in recent seasons, the 2019 campaign may just have his best yet. Heyward posted 9 sacks and 59 total pressures, with both figures ranking third among all IDL. These numbers have become almost routine for Heyward as he has become well-known for his gaudy pass-rush figures and his ability to generate interior pressure with ease, but it was his added contributions against the run that really made this season special. Heyward took that facet of his game to the next level with a career-high 83 tackles (51 solo) and a ridiculous 44 Run Stops which was the highest among all IDL. He was always a good run defender with his ability to out-muscle defenders and collapse running lanes, but these numbers point to a level of consistent excellence not seen before. Simply put, Heyward was a commanding force in both run-stop and pass-rush and his well-rounded contribution was the basis for the entire front-seven’s dominance last season.
There is really only one word I can use to describe Cam Heyward’s playstyle and that is ferocious. His brute strength combined with his surprising lateral agility makes him near unblockable, and that doesn’t even factor in his constant motor which leads to many high-effort plays. For my money, Cam boasts the very best bull-rush in the entire league. Just ask Quenton Nelson. Heyward knows how to win to the inside and use his extension to drive blockers deep into the pocket. This combination of leverage and force commands a ton of attention, and in many cases it still can’t be stopped. On top of his raw power, Heyward boasts extremely underrated movement skills given his size which allows him to burst constantly upfield. Lastly, I want to point out his contact balance and ability to stack and shed. Watch here how he is able to plant his body through contact and toss Nelson aside like rubbish to continue working upfield towards the ball carrier. This is one of the most challenging plays to execute as an interior defender, and it really showcases how physically imposing he is even against NFL strength. All in all, Cam Heyward is an exceptionally complete player who understands the nuance of his position to a very high level, and it’s his consistency that brings it all together to make him a truly dominant force at the forefront of the Pittsburgh defense.
Cam Heyward was named a First-Team All-Pro for the second time in his career, and he doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon. With his interior partner Stephon Tuitt back from injury next season, Cam should once again lead a ferocious defensive unit in the Steelers’ pursuit for the Lombardi.

#24 - Justin Simmons - Free Safety - Denver Broncos

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Written By: BlindmanBaldwin
When the Broncos hired Vic Fangio as their new head coach last year, one name became a prime candidate for having a breakout season — Justin Simmons. It seemed that wherever Fangio went, he put his safeties in position for success: Eddie Jackson and Adrian Amos in Chicago, Dashon Goldson in San Francisco. With Justin Simmons already being one of the Broncos better players throughout the first three years of his career, it was easy to see why there were such lofty expectations put on Simmons for the 2019 season.
But no one could’ve foreseen this.
Much like one of his beloved anime protagonists, Justin Simmons rose to the challenge and emerged a new player in 2019. Among nominated free safeties, Justin Simmons had the most stops per snap, gave up the third fewest receptions per target, and had the second-lowest QB rating — doing all of this while playing every defensive snap (a feat he also did in 2018). Simmons received All-Pro accolades from PFF (1st team) and the AP (2nd team).
Joe Rowles (one of the better follows on NFL Twitter) wrote this about Simmons’ breakout season:
There is no doubt in my mind that Justin Simmons has blossomed into one of the best safeties in the NFL under Vic Fangio. The combination of his jump in processing and a better system to utilize his talents led to a career year in 2019. Still just 26, there’s reason to believe the best is yet to come.
In a time where the Broncos had been struggling to find talent to replace the departures from the great 2015 team, Justin Simmons has been a bright spot for a few years. During 2019, he ascended to heights even some of his biggest fans never thought to be possible. Simmons still has room to improve as a player. Is he the 24th best player in the NFL? Who knows. But what I do know is Simmons will remain an important part as the Broncos try to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2015.
(Now John, give him the bag)

#23 - Brandon Brooks - Offensive Guard - Philadelphia Eagles

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Written By: wrhslax1996
Brandon Brooks is a fan favorite among Eagles fans, and for good reason. He's an elite RG in an era where great and consistent OL play is hard to come by. He's a great dude off the field and a phenomenal teammate and locker room presence. He has openly addressed and discussed his struggles with anxiety in an industry where guys typically remain pretty closed-off. He might be my favorite player in the NFL, so when I read the news that he had ruptured his achilles while training this off-season I was beyond upset. I'm upset for a multitude of reasons. Firstly, I'm sad that he won't be lining up between Jason Kelce and Lane Johnson this season. The OL will take a hit and that's just unfortunate. Secondly, I'm sad that a guy coming off the best season of his career won't be able to further cement himself as one of the best in the game. Finally, I'm sad that this will be the last Brandon Brooks NFL Top 100 write-up until 2022. I've rambled enough, let's get to what he actually did on the field last season.
Brandon Brooks was, in my opinion, one of the most consistent pass blockers in the NFL last season. Per PFF, he allowed 19 pressures in 16 games played, didn't allow a single pressure in 9/16 games, had a 4-game stretch from week 6 to week 9 without allowing a pressure, and only let up his 2nd sack allowed in four (4) years as an Eagle. It didn't matter whether it was a power rush or an inside spin. Brooks' ability to keep his feet + shoulders square, keep his anchor intact, and keep hands on the pass-rusher makes him an amazingly consistent blocker in pass protection. His ability to hold his own vs some of the best interior pass-rushers in the NFL is something all Eagles fans will sorely miss in 2021. There aren't many OGs who can keep Grady Jarrett in check, but Brooks can (full disclosure: Jarrett wrecked the Eagles W2 last year, but all of his wins came vs Isaac Seumalo. Jarrett rushed vs Brooks for the first 10 minutes before the Falcons realized "hey we should probably have him go head-up vs the lesser guard.") In addition to his unfaltering consistency in normal pass-pro, Brooks worked perfectly in tandem with Lane Johnson and Jason Kelce to make the screen game much more effective than it should have been. Brooks is a big guy at 6'5" 346lbs, but he can get out ahead of a screen pass and climb to the third level faster than most. That play is extra funny because, after you see a 346-pound man run that fast, you also get to see him envelop Haha Clinton-Dix which gives me great joy. Finally, Brooks is a ridiculously smart player. Throughout the season he showed his intelligence and instincts through his ability to pick up and pass off stunts. Here's a pretty standard T-LB stunt with Holcomb looping around to rush the B gap. Brooks sees it coming from a mile away and doesn't give up an inch. Here's one final play to show Brooks' situational awareness. He stonewalls his assignment, notices Wentz is taking longer in the pocket than he wants, and follows his opponent's momentum in carrying him across the front of the pocket, thus clearing a huge hole for Wentz to scramble through.
Anyone who has watched Brandon Brooks knows that his ability in the run game is elite. It's impossible to mention Brooks' effectiveness in the run game without discussing how well he works with Lane and Kelce. The run game is rooted hard in Brooks' ability to perform combo block/double teams with one of his surrounding offensive linemen. Here you can see it during the first Washington game and here you see him block a Power O perfectly with Lane Johnson vs Chicago. The man is so large, powerful, and fast that he's a valuable asset in run blocking. He is phenomenal at engaging, gaining leverage, and driving his feet until his opponent is just out of the play completely. He can climb to the second level and get his opponent in an unwinnable position on a regular basis. He's a phenomenal run blocker who helped Miles Sanders greatly throughout the course of his rookie campaign.
In summary, Brandon Brooks is absolutely amazing. He will be sorely missed in 2021 and I know I speak for every Eagles fan when I say that Matt Pryor has some big fucking shoes to fill.

#22 - Richard Sherman - Cornerback - San Francisco 49ers

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Written By: scmsf49
The decline of Richard Sherman has been greatly exaggerated. Sherman had one of the best seasons of his career in 2019. After rupturing his Achilles. At age 31 (an age when the other legendary corner of his generation was essentially out of the league). He was thrown at only 51 times in 15 games this season. What's even more impressive is his deep coverage- he was targeted 11 times on 20+ yard passes and allowed only a single catch and a passer rating of 12.1, playing an integral role in the 49ers’ allowing the fewest big passing plays last season (10 total completions of 20+ allowed, the 2nd best team allowed 16).
Sherman gave up 0.44 yards per snap of pass coverage. The next best figure for an outside corner was 0.62. He was also PFF’s #1 ranked corner and #1 ranked coverage player. Individual numbers are great for Sherman, but it’s a disservice to not discuss the pass defense as a whole since he was the clear face of the group. The 49ers' pass defense allowed the fewest yards per attempt in the NFL and a ridiculous 1320 air yards, or 82.5 per game, over 400 less than the 2nd best team. There was also that dominant stretch from week 5 to week 8 (4 games), where the defense surrendered only 276 passing yards TOTAL. That’s 69 per game, historically nice. They also only allowed 6 3rd down conversions on 42 attempts during that stretch.
Sherman opened the season strong, taking his first interception as a Niner back for 6, one of 2 pick-sixes on the day for a team that managed only 2 interceptions in the entirety of the previous season. If there was any obvious indicator that this was not going to be the same 4-12 team, it was both outside corners scoring touchdowns in the first game. Sherman has no problem cleaning up either, picking up a crucial 3rd down stop in a game where the San Francisco pass catchers refused to hold on to the ball. Sherman and the defense were able to hold the Steelers to 20 and win a game with a -3 turnover differential (2 to 5). This wasn’t the norm, obviously, as the Niners finished with the 2nd best scoring offense in the league, but when the offense had its worst game of the season, the defense was there to save the day. No highlight reel of Sherman’s 2019 is complete with also adding in this beauty against the Browns.

#21 - Shaquil Barrett - EDGE - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Written By: Manimal4Eva
Weird, I didn’t realize this list was going to end at 21, because there’s no way anyone is being ranked above the Sack Ferret right? The guy who led the league with 19.5 sacks, who had 9 sacks in 4 games to start the season, who’s only 6’2 250 pounds.
Shaq Barrett came to the Bucs with just 14 sacks over 4 years with the Broncos. As an undrafted free agent, he only started 15 games over that span but still showed that he had a proverbial “nose for the ball”, getting QB hits and racking up tackles when he could. Once on the Bucs, he was able to apply that talent and evolve into the pass rush god that he was meant to be.
Some people looked at what Barrett did in the first 4 weeks of the season and thought it was a fluke. They said there was no way he would keep up that pace (yea no shit) and some even thought he wouldn’t get another sack for the rest of the season (Marc Sessler…). One person who did believe in Barrett at that time was Brett Kollmann, with this amazing video breaking down his technique. I’ll be honest, this video helped me tremendously with being able to watch the edge position and understand what they’re actually doing.
Barrett’s stats on the year are, of course, impressive. 19.5 sacks, 18 qb hits on top of those, 44 pressures, 6 forced fumbles, an interception. But those numbers don’t show everything. A number of his QA hits led to interceptions due to errant throws. He had 38 stops to help bolster one of the best rush defenses in the league. All while being considered slightly on the smaller side as an edge. His ability to get to the QB (or ball carrier) relied more on technique than pure power. Slipping lower than the towering tackles trying to stop him, spin moves, his weird power speed jump kick thing. He’s a fascinating player to watch simply from how smart he plays. It’s his ability to rush in then hop back when the QB climbs the pocket, darting in for a sack. It’s perfectly reading a run play to shoot the gap and get a tackle for loss. And it’s these things, combined with his consistency over the year, that show that this season won’t be a fluke.

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2020.06.07 00:00 hallach_halil Biggest remaining needs for each team in the NFC

The big free agency period and draft are now in the books, so we have reached what I like to call the “dark hole” of the offseason. You don’t have a lot of trades or signings going on and the biggest news are about teams changing their uniforms. However, what this part of the year allows me to do, is watch the film of some players I wasn’t really able to during the regular season and evaluate how teams are built.
I looked through the rosters of all 32 NFL organizations and tried to pin-point the one spot they could still use an upgrade at. That can be a very specific fit for their scheme, a true impact starter, depth at a certain position group or whatever. I tried to go through some of the areas of improvement I looked at, how they might have addressed some of them already and how I got to the conclusion of what their biggest need is.
I will put out my AFC version of this next week.

NFC North:


Chicago Bears – Strong safety

There are certainly question marks about Chicago’s offense, starting with the battle for the starting quarterback gig, but if the Bears are going to be in the mix for this division, they will have to dominate on defense once again. Looking at this unit last year, the D-line was hurting with Akiem Hicks out, but even when Roquan Smith missed time, Nick Kwiatkowski filled in nicely (earning himself a pretty good contract with the Raiders) and while they did lose Prince Amukara in free agency, I think 50th overall draft pick Jaylon Johnson is ready to step in and contribute right away. The one spot I still have questions about is strong safety. Chicago lost Adrian Amos last offseason and took a step back with Haha Clinton-Dix. They might be getting worse again. It just looked like a battle between Deon Bush, Jordan Lucas and maybe Kentrell Brice to pair up with Eddie Jackson. The Bears did sign Tashaun Gipson a good two weeks ago after the Texans let him go, but he will turn 30 in August and probably played the worst season of his career in 2019. While he did make 11 plays on the ball, his play in deep coverage was rather questionable and he missed 15 percent of his tackling attempts. Eddie Jackson is one of the elite safeties in the league and has the instincts and range to play single-high more, but as it stands, the Bears do want to run quite a few two-high safety looks and then be able to rotate them in kind of an interchangeable fashion. I’m not sure if you can expect that from Gipson, since he biggest issue come to daylight when he is put in space with great athletes, That’s one of the reason I was so annoyed with the Bears selecting Notre Dame tight-end Cole Kmet with their second-round pick in the draft, when Minnesota’s Antoine Winfield Jr. was on the board and would have been a perfect match here.

Detroit Lions – Punter

For a team that just had the third pick in the draft, the Lions have a pretty complete roster in my opinion. You can look at the guard position, since they did lose Graham Glasgow in free agency and Joe Dahl was sub-par in his only season as a starter, but I expect their third- and fourth-round picks in Jonah Jackson and Logan Stenberg to earn the two starting guard spots. Edge rusher has been a big need for them in recent years ever since Ziggy Ansah first got banged up, but they did invest heavily in Trey Flowers from New England last offseason and I think Julian Okwara could be an impactful edge player if they get him to play more consistently. And they now one of the better trios of corners when healthy. Instead I am looking at a specialist for them – more specifically the punter. Detroit lost Sam Martin to the Broncos in free agency, who paid the 30-year old just outside the top in average salary among the position. Now the Lions go into camp with a battle between Jack Fox, who was an undrafted free agent last year, and Arryn Sippos, who they pay over two million dollars a year coming over from the Australian Football League in 2018 and then averaging 44.0 yards per punt for Auburn over these last two seasons, When you look at the Lions’ draft, they want to play ball-control and win with their defense. They selected Georgia running back D’Andre Swift 35th overall to form a dynamic duo with the often-banged up Kerryon Johnson, whose touches they want to limit. You can question Matt Patricia paying everybody the Patriots can’t afford, but with Jamie Collins, Duron Harmon and others I see what he wants to build on defense. If that is the way you want to play, you need to be able to flip the field consistently and I just don’t know what to think of their punter situation.

Green Bay Packers – Z receiver

The Packers are coming off a 13-3 campaign and a trip to the NFC Championship. While they did get hammered in San Francisco and the win total was kind of fluky with an 8-1 record in one-score games, this team was in situation where it needed to add those couple of pieces to remain a contender. The defense finished top ten in points allowed for the first time since their Super Bowl season in 2010 and Aaron Jones was their first 1000-yard rushers since Eddie Lacy in 2014. Green Bay had the 30th overall pick in the draft and everybody had them going wide receiver at that stop, but instead they drafted Aaron Rodgers’ future replacement in Utah State’s Jordan Love. You can argue with me about how Rodgers’ play has fallen off recently and I don’t hate the range the rookie QB was selected in, but for them to actually use a fourth-round pick to trade up four spots and take him there, when you just extended your current franchise player for another four years, 134 million can certainly be questioned. Even worse – they didn’t select a single receiver among an all-time great class. The Packers have to hope for Rick Wagner to get to back form and replace Bryan Bulaga at right tackle and I also considered interior defensive line after the 49ers just steamrolled them in the NFC Championship game, but I still hold out hope for some of those young guys they have on their roster. Instead I come back to the receiver position and in particular, I am looking for a speed receiver, who can stretch the field and create space underneath on post and go-routes. Davante Adams is a bonafide stud, but nobody else has been able to establish themselves as the number two, while Allen Lazard and Equanimeous St. Brown would definitely benefit from more space being created. The one guy who has it all, but simply hasn’t been able to put it all together is Marquez Valdes-Scantling.

Minnesota Vikings – Outside receiver

The Vikings did lose quite a few pieces this offseason with Everson Griffen, Linval Joseph, their two starting corners and trading away Stefon Diggs, but they also just made the most selections in the draft ever (15) and have a lot of competition across the board now. Defensively they now have a lot of young corners they are looking for to develop and by bringing back Anthony Harris on the franchise tag, they still have one of the premiere safety tandems in the league. The D-line is a bit of a question mark with Griffen and Joseph out of the building. Ifeadi Odenigbo came on late in the season and Minnesota just signed Michael Pierce to a three-year deal, who might actually be an upgrade over Joseph at shade nose. Shemar Stephen played just over half the snaps last season and they other guys they have some other promising young players in Jaleel Johnson and Armon Watts, who have been learning behind those other guys. They also brought in some guys late on day three in the draft. So the bigger need at 3-tech would be for one of those candidates to emerge. I trust Mike Zimmer to fit those pieces together and look back at the offensive side of the ball. The Vikes are plugging 22nd overall pick Justin Jefferson from LSU in for Stefon Diggs, even if I think he did almost all of his damage from the slot. Contrary to popular belief, Adam Thielen actually lines up out wide more than in the slot, but what I like about these two guys is the fact they are kind of interchangeable. With the amount of 12 and 21 personnel they run, Minnesota only needs two receivers out there for about half the snaps, but I just believe they could use someone else who can play on the outside, since the depth chart behind them doesn’t blow anybody away and all those guys are better suited for an inside role as well.


NFC East:


Dallas Cowboys – Strong safety

Man, looking at this roster, this team is just so damn talented. The whole contract drama with Dak Prescott is certainly hanging over them like a dark cloud and the players still have to actually put it to the field, but they have all the pieces to compete for the NFC in theory. Offensively, they are still kind of re-grouping up front after the retirement of Travis Frederick, but they have added a lot of quality pieces in draft these last couple of year. Dallas is expecting Blake Jarwin to take a big step in his first season as a full-time starter, to go with a tremendous of trio of receivers, as they might run more 11 personnel than any other team in the league. While a large portion of their offensive production was empty calories and they did shrink in some big games, to me the defense is where they really need to improve. Their interior D-line rotation is outstanding and as long as they find someone outside of DeMarcus Lawrence who can stay focused, their pass-rush could be vicious. Depending on how Leighton Vander Esch has recovered from that neck surgery, they could once again have guys who can fly around on the second level. The loss of their top corner in Byron Jones definitely hurts, but their draft picks Trevon Diggs and Reggie Robinson II certainly have all the talent to play there, to go with a big group of quality slot defenders. Instead I’m going back to the safety position. The coaches seem to love Xavier Woods at free safety, but I don’t think who they want to pair him up with long-term. Haha Clinton-Dix is an adequate starter, but he is really better suited in deep coverage and there is a reason he has been on three teams over the last two season, while being on a one-year deal with Dallas right now. With new DC Mike Nolan, the defense will not be as simplistic with single-high coverages, but you still a safety who can play closer to the line of scrimmage.

New York Giants – Edge rusher

The Giants went into this offseason with two major areas of improvement – protecting their young quarterback and getting after opposing ones. They finished bottom five in sacks and QB hits allowed, while nobody on the roster – since Marcus Golden wasn’t resigned (yet) – logged five sacks or more last season. Well, the Giants drafted Georgia offensive tackle Andrew Thomas fourth overall, selected another developmental tackle in Matt Peart (UConn) in the third round and one of my favorite guards in Shane Lemieux (Oregon) in the fourth. Big Blue did draft Oshane Ximines and Lorenzo Carter last year and they selected four linebackers in late April, with two of them having outside flexibility, but they lost their leading sacker in Golden and they just don’t have that true dog up coming off the edge. I like the signing of Kyler Fackrell, who should take over at SAM with a healthy competition for that second spot on the outside, but who will come around the corner and put the heat on opposing quarterbacks consistently? Leonard Williams – who they acquired via trade mid-season and have put the franchise tag on – has some edge flexibility, but I just see a run-plugging beefy D-line that might not be able to get home with their pass-rush. I liked B.J. Hill coming out of N.C. State a couple of years ago with his ability to beat guards, one of their 2019 first-rounders Dexter Lawrence can definitely create push up the middle and Dalvin Tomlinson is excellent at setting up stunts and twists, to create opportunities for his teammates. However, when you look at all those great offensive tackles in the NFC East, I’m just not sure who the G-Men have to seriously threaten off the edge consistently. If they can bring back Golden or sign one of those other veterans out on the market, I would certainly feel better about them. Also because it would help a young room of guys at that position.

Philadelphia Eagles – SAM linebacker

I had the Eagles as NFC favorites coming into 2019, but after DeSean Jackson went down following a monster week one performance, that entire receiver room was split into pieces and they were desperate for speed. That’s why they selected TCU’s Jalen Reagor in the first round, traded for Marquise Goodwin and drafted Boise State’s John Hightower on day three. With those guys added to the best tight-end duo in the league, a breakout back like Miles Sanders going into year two and a strong O-line to support Carson Wentz, I really like this offense. Defensively, they traded for Darius Slay, who was a top ten corner for a long stretch until he was a little banged up last season and they signed Javon Hargreave to add to the interior D-line. However, that whole linebacker corp may not be a strength for them next season. I like T.J. Edwards as a thumping MIKE and Duke Riley when healthy and kept clean can make some plays from the weak-side, but then at SAM I certainly have question marks. Right now it looks like Nathan Gerry and Jatavis Brown could compete for that spot, but depending on how they want to use that position, I don’t see them putting either one over the tight-end to control the point of attack. The Eagles drafted Colorado’s Davion Taylor in third round, who I had as about my 20th-ranked linebacker. He was basically a big nickel in college and certainly is the kind of explosive athlete who can make some splash plays, but he was never really tagged with box duties and weighed in at under 230 pounds at the combine. Their fourth-rounder K’Von Wallace from Clemson is a natural fit in the slot, but Philly also lost Malcolm Jenkins in free agency. NFL teams play with 5+ DBs on the field over 70 percent of the snaps on average, but against heavy personnel this group of backers could be exposed, and the two LBs they would keep on the field on sub haven’t been true difference-makers in the league.

Washington Redskins – Slot receiver

There are some things Ron Rivera still has to figure out about this Washington defense, depending on the status of Reuben Foster at linebacker and how he wants to assemble the secondary, but with a defensive line that now has Chase Young, Jonathan Allen, Da’Ron Payne, Montez Sweat and others, they are going to wreak some havoc. For this team it is really more about the offense and in particular what Dwayne Haskins can do in year two. His support system wasn’t great in 2019, with Adrian Peterson being their top back and their most productive receiver being third-round pick Terry McLaurin, who Haskins had just been throwing passes to at Ohio State and had an excellent rookie campaign considering the erratic QB play. While Trent Williams is now finally off the team, this year’s third-rounder Saahdiq Charles should at least be an upgrade over what they had last season and I like some of other guys they added. I would have definitely said tight-end here, but to get Thaddeus Moss as an undrafted free agent, who may not be the most dynamic pass-catcher, but is very reliable pass-catcher and an excellent in-line blocker, could fix that issue. Instead I’m looking more towards the receivers. I had last year’s sixth-rounder Kelvin Harmon ranked over guys like Patriots first-round pick N’Keal Harry and the Colts’ second-rounder Parris Campbell and then Washington got another one of my favorites this time around with Liberty’s Antonio Gandy-Golden in the fourth round. What do all three of those guys have in common? – They did most of their damage on the outside in college. McLaurin has played some in the slot and could move inside on 11 personnel sets, but their best true slot receiver is Trey Quinn, who didn’t even crack the 200-yard mark last season and caught just one TD. I certainly believe they could use an upgrade there, in the mold of what Haskins had in his one year as a starter in college with the aforementioned Campbell, to get involved on jet sweeps, shallow crossers and other easy yardage plays.


NFC South:


Atlanta Falcons – WILL linebacker

The Falcons defense was a mess last season, with a mixture of bad play and miscommunication. With all the investments they made on the offensive line a year ago, they could completely focus on the defensive side of the ball. I first thought about edge rusher for Atlanta, because they lost Vic Beasley, who might have never lived up to his draft status outside of one abnormal 15.5-sack campaign, but was still a high-upside pass rusher when allowed to just go. However, I think Dante Fowler will be an upgrade and their first-rounder from 2017 in Takk McKinley has shown flashes. I certainly have questions about they interior, where I thought they would actually go if they found a partner to trade up with in the draft. Grady Jarrett is one of the best 3-techs in the league, but he has barely had help around him and actually had to line up in the A-gaps more than he would like to. The Falcons selected Auburn’s Marlon Davidson early on day two of the draft, who I think best fits shading the outside shoulder of guards as well, so maybe they plan on moving Jarrett inside even more. Davidson played a hybrid outside backer in college, so he could play some heavy end as well and then you possibly have Fowler at SAM with more Over looks. The other options on the inside are a run-stopping Tyler Davidson and Deadrin Senat, who has some potential. I think a more proven 1-tech would have been a good addition, but instead I’m focusing more on the second level of the defense. Deion Jones is a super-rangy MIKE, who can cover shifty backs one-on-one as well, but Atlanta lost his partner in crime in De’Vondre Campbell. They brought in Fresno State’s Mykal Walker early on day three of the draft, who lined up a lot on the edge in college and could potentially start on the strong-side for them, but they still need a WILL, who can take away cutback lanes in the run game and punish single receivers for catching simple slant routes.

Carolina Panthers – Right guard

You could maybe nit-pick at a spot or two on defense for the Panthers, but when you spend all seven of your draft picks on that side of the ball, you can’t really complain and we really still have to see how they put all those pieces together. Instead I’m looking at the offensive line, where they just traded away Pro Bowl guard Trai Turner for a fragile tackle in Russell Okung from the Chargers. I would strongly guess that this was more due to cap purposes, but after losing Andrew Norwell in free agency last year already – who in fairness has been a disappointment in Jacksonville so far – that group has gone from a strength to more of a concern. I could see Okung move inside in order to let their talented second-round pick from 2019 in Greg Little develop, but he looked pretty lost out there as a rookie. John Miller who projects to be the starter at left guard had a solid start to his career with Buffalo, but took a step back with a lackluster Bengals O-line last season and Dennis Daley is really more of a natural fit on the edge. With what they have on their roster right now, flipping Okung to the right side and moving Taylor Moton one spot to the inside, with Little being thrown in the fire again, would probably put their best five out on the field, but I think they would be best suited to add another interior O-lineman to at least add some competition. New QB Teddy Bridgewater finished dead-last among starting QBs in intended air yards last season. I still have to see how that meshes with those vertical targets the Panthers have in D.J. Moore, Robby Anderson and to some degree Curtis Samuel, who I personally believe Joe Brady will use more on slants and crossers underneath – his version of Justin Jefferson so to speak.

New Orleans Saints – Speed receiver

When I looked at this Saints roster in preparation for my 2020 mock draft, it was tough to find a true hole on the depth chart. The one position I thought they could address was MIKE linebacker, since their only LB on their roster with at least 30 percent of the snaps outside of Demario Davis is now gone, and I thought Patrick Queen would be a good fit in this pass-heavy division. Instead they went with my top-rated interior O-lineman in Cesar Ruiz before letting Larry Warford go, which is a little bit of a head-scratcher simply because they only got cheaper – not necessarily better. Still, I think third-rounder Zack Baun (Wisconsin) will start at SAM and I love their undrafted free agent Joe Bachie (Michigan State), who I believe could start at MIKE for them as a rookie and then be subbed off more on third downs possibly. Therefore I went back to the receiver position, which I thought was their biggest area of improvement before bringing in Emmanuel Sanders in free agency. Drew Brees may no longer throw the deep ball very effectively or want to at all, but you still need to somehow stretch the field and clear space. Michael Thomas broke the single season reception record because he is a physical possession-type receiver, who they heavily target on slants and crossing routes. Sanders once was a true deep threat, but he is now 33 years old and wins more with crafty route-running (even though he had a step on the defense for a potential game-winner in this past Super Bowl). So with Drew you may not be able to fully utilize that deep threat, but having somebody who can use that speed horizontally on crossers and just to open up room underneath would help the other pass-catchers there a lot. Tre’Quan Smith has that long speed, but he hasn’t developed the way I thought he could.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Offensive line depth

No team in the league has shifted expectations more than these Bucs. It is not only about Tom Brady being brought in, but also Gronk coming out of retirement and some nice additions in the draft. When you look at their defense finishing 29th in the NFL in terms of points allowed, you certainly want to improve on that, but they quietly were the number one run-stopping unit in the league and they bring everybody back in their second season under Todd Bowles. They have all the players to take the next step, plus another chess piece in Minnesota Antoine Winfield Jr. as Bowles’ version of the Honeybadger, and they won’t be put in so many tough spots off turnovers by their offense, where the opposing team is in scoring range right away or these guys are just tired out. Their group of skill-position players on offense is up there with the best, so it’s really about protecting Brady. Now with Tristan Wirfs being drafted 13th overall to add to the mix, this starting five looks pretty strong. It will be between their 2018 third-rounder Alex Cappa and veteran Joe Haeg as well as about how much Wirfs can clean up his footwork in pass-protection – in a heavily shortened offseason program at the very least – who will be that second starter on the right side at guard or tackle. Either way, Tampa Bay should have one solid backup but I don’t know who they plan on being their seventh guy on gameday and I don’t believe a lot of people have even heard the names Brad Seaton, Zack Bailey or Aaron Stinnie before. I’m still very interested to see how much of a hybrid between Bruce Arians’ vertical passing offense and New England’s Erhardt-Perkins system – which allowed Brady to spread the defense out and create mismatches – this will be. No matter what, protecting the 43-year old legend is priority number one and you can’t be one injury away from having a liablity on the O-line potentially.


NFC West:


Arizona Cardinals – Secondary depth

The Cardinals went into the offseason with two major needs to make this Kliff Kingsbury offense work – a true number one receiver and a starting right tackle. A good month before the draft, it looked like they would have to decide on either one of the two with their eight overall pick. Instead they were able to package a bad contract of David Johnson and a second-round pick for superstar DeAndre Hopkins and I believe they found their starting tackle in the third round with Joshua Jones, who I had graded as a late first-rounder, which allowed them to select Clemson do-it-all defender Isaiah Simmons with that top ten pick. That’s about as good they could have hoped for and with beef added to the D-line on day three to compete in a run-heavy division, they can now address the 31st-ranked pass defense. I’m not totally sure about how they will utilize their corners. Patrick Peterson looked a little slow and old last season, but he should be a fixture for them. Last year’s second-round pick Byron Murphy out of Washington had some growing pains early on, but he was my CB1 in the draft and definitely showed fight as well as improvement throughout the season. The Cardinals also brought in veteran Robert Alford, so I could see them moving Murphy more into the slot. I’ve always loved Budda Baker as a little lighter version of Tyrann Mathieu and I still believe in one of their day three selection in last year’s draft in Deionte Thompson from Alabama, who only fell due to injury concerns, but has the range and feel to excel in a free safety role, if he can clean up his tackling a little bit. It will be interesting to see how exactly the Cards will utilize Simmons and another versatile first-round linebacker from in 2018 in Haason Reddick, but when it comes to true defensive backs, right now they probably rely on Jalen Thompson and the third-most popular Chris Jones in the NFL as their first backups in the secondary. That leaves something to be desired.

Los Angeles Rams – Edge rusher

To be honest, I’m a little concerned about these Rams. Acquiring Jalen Ramsey for two first-round picks is worth it for me, considering he could be the premiere corner in football for the next five years or so, and I like the players they selected in the draft in a vacuum, but since the regular season concluded, I’m not sure they got better at one single position. I think the combination of Darrell Henderson and second-rounder Cam Akers (Florida State) will be more effective than what they had in a banged up Todd Gurley and Florida’s Van Jefferson is an exquisite route-runner, who can produce right away – unlike Brandin Cooks, who simply hasn’t really been available. However, they lost a rangy linebacker in Corey Littleton and their top edge rusher in Dante Fowler through free agency, while not doing anything to improve the O-line. To replace Fowler, they brought in Leonard Floyd, who is a good Robin, but they don’t have a real Batman coming off the edge. In the third round of the draft they selected Terrell Lewis, who had top 50 talent, but he only had one full season with Alabama and I’m not sure if you can expect him to play all 16 games as a pro in 2020. Samson Ebukam has given the team some production and I liked their fifth-rounder out Oklahoma from a year ago in Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, but those guys might be more rotational pass-rushers. Maybe they hope for Jachai Polite to get his act together, but when you consider the Jets let him go early on after spending a day two pick of him and needing somebody on the edge desperately themselves, that is more of a shot in the dark. Obviously you have an elite player on the interior in Aaron Donald and he makes a lot of issues disappear, but nobody has really established himself on the edge for L.A. I also don’t know if Lirim Hajrullahu, who I had never heard before, can replace Greg Zuerlein at kicker.

San Francisco 49ers – Cornerback

Coming off a devastating Super Bowl loss, I believe the 49ers have done a really solid job retooling their roster. Trading away a team MVP in DeForest Buckner obviously hurts, but replacing him with a similar type of player with sky-high potential in Javon Kinlaw from South Carolina with that pick you just acquired and you pay him less than a fifth of the price, makes that much easier to swallow. Their other first-rounder Brandon Aiyuk (Arizona State) gives them any YAC weapon in place of Emmanuel Sanders and they basically got All-Pro left tackle Trent Williams for peanuts, with the retirement of Joe Staley pending. I’m not worried about the offense with Kyle Shanahan calling the shots, as long as Jimmy G can shake that fourth quarter of the Super Bowl. Their defense was elite already last season, but that doesn’t mean they can’t still improve, especially when you looking at their secondary situation. Richard Sherman, K’Waun Williams and Ahkello Witherspoon will all become free agents in 2021. Witherspoon is still so up-and-down with lackluster technique. I like Emmanuel Moseley as that second guy on the outside and Jason Verrett still is an X-factor here, because he was one of the rising stars early on in San Diego, but I feel like I haven’t seen him play in like five years. D.J. Reed is a really nice backup nickel and Dontae Johnson was a solid player for them in his first stint with San Francisco, but he has barely seen the field these last three years. As part as covering the slot goes, whether it’s putting Jaquiski Tartt down against bigger bodies in base sets, keeping K’Waun Williams at nickel and even a guy like Reed coming in off the bench, are all viable options, but in terms of true outside corners, you are looking at a 32-year old Richard Sherman and a battle of what are more backups on most rosters. The Niners are set for a while at several positions, but cornerback isn’t one of them.

Seattle Seahawks – Right tackle

I don’t understand how some people still think of the Seahawks as some kind of dominant defense. They finished last season 26th in the league in yards allowed and they gave up 20+ points in all but two games. I think they have issues at corner (depending on the status of recently acquired Quinton Dunbar) and without Jadeveon Clowney their pass-rush is underwhelming, with Bobby Wagner being the only elite player on that unit. However, they did go defense-heavy in the draft and I wouldn’t say they don’t have the bodies to compete, so I’m going back to the continual problem child. The Seahawks have ignored issues on the offensive line for years now and once again this time around I mocked a tackle to them in the first round. Instead they went with a surprise pick – as they always do – in Texas Tech linebacker Jordyn Brooks. They did select LSU guard Damien Lewis early in the third, but he was not nearly my top guy available at that point. They also cut long-time center Justin Britt and the powerful D.J. Fluker who has guard/tackle flexibility. So I certainly don’t believe they got better up front. B.J. Finney looks to slide in at center and in this offense without a ton of true drop-back passes Lewis at least competes for a starting guard spot, but Cedric Ogbuehi is still not the solution at right tackle. The Hawks went from one of the biggest liabilities at that spot in Germain Ifedi to a maybe even bigger one in Ogbuehi. In his two seasons as a starter in Cincinnati, the new acquired tackle was responsible for 14.5 sacks. These last two years he hasn’t been in the starting lineup and now faces the likes of Chandler Jones, Nick Bosa and others in the NFC West. That is a recipe for disaster. Maybe Seattle moves Ethan Pocic to right tackle if two other guys impress at those guard spots.


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2020.06.03 23:48 hallach_halil Biggest remaining needs for each team in the NFC

The big free agency period and draft are now in the books, so we have reached what I like to call the “dark hole” of the offseason. You don’t have a lot of trades or signings going on and the biggest news are about teams changing their uniforms. However, what this part of the year allows me to do, is watch the film of some players I wasn’t really able to during the regular season and evaluate how teams are built.
I looked through the rosters of all 32 NFL organizations and tried to pin-point the one spot they could still use an upgrade at. That can be a very specific fit for their scheme, a true impact starter, depth at a certain position group or whatever. I tried to go through some of the areas of improvement I looked at, how they might have addressed some of them already and how I got to the conclusion of what their biggest need is.
You can also listen to my breakdown on Youtube and I will put out my AFC version of this next week.

NFC North:


Chicago Bears – Strong safety

There are certainly question marks about Chicago’s offense, starting with the battle for the starting quarterback gig, but if the Bears are going to be in the mix for this division, they will have to dominate on defense once again. Looking at this unit last year, the D-line was hurting with Akiem Hicks out, but even when Roquan Smith missed time, Nick Kwiatkowski filled in nicely (earning himself a pretty good contract with the Raiders) and while they did lose Prince Amukara in free agency, I think 50th overall draft pick Jaylon Johnson is ready to step in and contribute right away. The one spot I still have questions about is strong safety. Chicago lost Adrian Amos last offseason and took a step back with Haha Clinton-Dix. They might be getting worse again. It just looked like a battle between Deon Bush, Jordan Lucas and maybe Kentrell Brice to pair up with Eddie Jackson. The Bears did sign Tashaun Gipson a good two weeks ago after the Texans let him go, but he will turn 30 in August and probably played the worst season of his career in 2019. While he did make 11 plays on the ball, his play in deep coverage was rather questionable and he missed 15 percent of his tackling attempts. Eddie Jackson is one of the elite safeties in the league and has the instincts and range to play single-high more, but as it stands, the Bears do want to run quite a few two-high safety looks and then be able to rotate them in kind of an interchangeable fashion. I’m not sure if you can expect that from Gipson, since he biggest issue come to daylight when he is put in space with great athletes, That’s one of the reason I was so annoyed with the Bears selecting Notre Dame tight-end Cole Kmet with their second-round pick in the draft, when Minnesota’s Antoine Winfield Jr. was on the board and would have been a perfect match here.

Detroit Lions – Punter

For a team that just had the third pick in the draft, the Lions have a pretty complete roster in my opinion. You can look at the guard position, since they did lose Graham Glasgow in free agency and Joe Dahl was sub-par in his only season as a starter, but I expect their third- and fourth-round picks in Jonah Jackson and Logan Stenberg to earn the two starting guard spots. Edge rusher has been a big need for them in recent years ever since Ziggy Ansah first got banged up, but they did invest heavily in Trey Flowers from New England last offseason and I think Julian Okwara could be an impactful edge player if they get him to play more consistently. And they now one of the better trios of corners when healthy. Instead I am looking at a specialist for them – more specifically the punter. Detroit lost Sam Martin to the Broncos in free agency, who paid the 30-year old just outside the top in average salary among the position. Now the Lions go into camp with a battle between Jack Fox, who was an undrafted free agent last year, and Arryn Sippos, who they pay over two million dollars a year coming over from the Australian Football League in 2018 and then averaging 44.0 yards per punt for Auburn over these last two seasons, When you look at the Lions’ draft, they want to play ball-control and win with their defense. They selected Georgia running back D’Andre Swift 35th overall to form a dynamic duo with the often-banged up Kerryon Johnson, whose touches they want to limit. You can question Matt Patricia paying everybody the Patriots can’t afford, but with Jamie Collins, Duron Harmon and others I see what he wants to build on defense. If that is the way you want to play, you need to be able to flip the field consistently and I just don’t know what to think of their punter situation.

Green Bay Packers – Z receiver

The Packers are coming off a 13-3 campaign and a trip to the NFC Championship. While they did get hammered in San Francisco and the win total was kind of fluky with an 8-1 record in one-score games, this team was in situation where it needed to add those couple of pieces to remain a contender. The defense finished top ten in points allowed for the first time since their Super Bowl season in 2010 and Aaron Jones was their first 1000-yard rushers since Eddie Lacy in 2014. Green Bay had the 30th overall pick in the draft and everybody had them going wide receiver at that stop, but instead they drafted Aaron Rodgers’ future replacement in Utah State’s Jordan Love. You can argue with me about how Rodgers’ play has fallen off recently and I don’t hate the range the rookie QB was selected in, but for them to actually use a fourth-round pick to trade up four spots and take him there, when you just extended your current franchise player for another four years, 134 million can certainly be questioned. Even worse – they didn’t select a single receiver among an all-time great class. The Packers have to hope for Rick Wagner to get to back form and replace Bryan Bulaga at right tackle and I also considered interior defensive line after the 49ers just steamrolled them in the NFC Championship game, but I still hold out hope for some of those young guys they have on their roster. Instead I come back to the receiver position and in particular, I am looking for a speed receiver, who can stretch the field and create space underneath on post and go-routes. Davante Adams is a bonafide stud, but nobody else has been able to establish themselves as the number two, while Allen Lazard and Equanimeous St. Brown would definitely benefit from more space being created. The one guy who has it all, but simply hasn’t been able to put it all together is Marquez Valdes-Scantling.

Minnesota Vikings – Outside receiver

The Vikings did lose quite a few pieces this offseason with Everson Griffen, Linval Joseph, their two starting corners and trading away Stefon Diggs, but they also just made the most selections in the draft ever (15) and have a lot of competition across the board now. Defensively they now have a lot of young corners they are looking for to develop and by bringing back Anthony Harris on the franchise tag, they still have one of the premiere safety tandems in the league. The D-line is a bit of a question mark with Griffen and Joseph out of the building. Ifeadi Odenigbo came on late in the season and Minnesota just signed Michael Pierce to a three-year deal, who might actually be an upgrade over Joseph at shade nose. Shemar Stephen played just over half the snaps last season and they other guys they have some other promising young players in Jaleel Johnson and Armon Watts, who have been learning behind those other guys. They also brought in some guys late on day three in the draft. So the bigger need at 3-tech would be for one of those candidates to emerge. I trust Mike Zimmer to fit those pieces together and look back at the offensive side of the ball. The Vikes are plugging 22nd overall pick Justin Jefferson from LSU in for Stefon Diggs, even if I think he did almost all of his damage from the slot. Contrary to popular belief, Adam Thielen actually lines up out wide more than in the slot, but what I like about these two guys is the fact they are kind of interchangeable. With the amount of 12 and 21 personnel they run, Minnesota only needs two receivers out there for about half the snaps, but I just believe they could use someone else who can play on the outside, since the depth chart behind them doesn’t blow anybody away and all those guys are better suited for an inside role as well.


NFC East:


Dallas Cowboys – Strong safety

Man, looking at this roster, this team is just so damn talented. The whole contract drama with Dak Prescott is certainly hanging over them like a dark cloud and the players still have to actually put it to the field, but they have all the pieces to compete for the NFC in theory. Offensively, they are still kind of re-grouping up front after the retirement of Travis Frederick, but they have added a lot of quality pieces in draft these last couple of year. Dallas is expecting Blake Jarwin to take a big step in his first season as a full-time starter, to go with a tremendous of trio of receivers, as they might run more 11 personnel than any other team in the league. While a large portion of their offensive production was empty calories and they did shrink in some big games, to me the defense is where they really need to improve. Their interior D-line rotation is outstanding and as long as they find someone outside of DeMarcus Lawrence who can stay focused, their pass-rush could be vicious. Depending on how Leighton Vander Esch has recovered from that neck surgery, they could once again have guys who can fly around on the second level. The loss of their top corner in Byron Jones definitely hurts, but their draft picks Trevon Diggs and Reggie Robinson II certainly have all the talent to play there, to go with a big group of quality slot defenders. Instead I’m going back to the safety position. The coaches seem to love Xavier Woods at free safety, but I don’t think who they want to pair him up with long-term. Haha Clinton-Dix is an adequate starter, but he is really better suited in deep coverage and there is a reason he has been on three teams over the last two season, while being on a one-year deal with Dallas right now. With new DC Mike Nolan, the defense will not be as simplistic with single-high coverages, but you still a safety who can play closer to the line of scrimmage.

New York Giants – Edge rusher

The Giants went into this offseason with two major areas of improvement – protecting their young quarterback and getting after opposing ones. They finished bottom five in sacks and QB hits allowed, while nobody on the roster – since Marcus Golden wasn’t resigned (yet) – logged five sacks or more last season. Well, the Giants drafted Georgia offensive tackle Andrew Thomas fourth overall, selected another developmental tackle in Matt Peart (UConn) in the third round and one of my favorite guards in Shane Lemieux (Oregon) in the fourth. Big Blue did draft Oshane Ximines and Lorenzo Carter last year and they selected four linebackers in late April, with two of them having outside flexibility, but they lost their leading sacker in Golden and they just don’t have that true dog up coming off the edge. I like the signing of Kyler Fackrell, who should take over at SAM with a healthy competition for that second spot on the outside, but who will come around the corner and put the heat on opposing quarterbacks consistently? Leonard Williams – who they acquired via trade mid-season and have put the franchise tag on – has some edge flexibility, but I just see a run-plugging beefy D-line that might not be able to get home with their pass-rush. I liked B.J. Hill coming out of N.C. State a couple of years ago with his ability to beat guards, one of their 2019 first-rounders Dexter Lawrence can definitely create push up the middle and Dalvin Tomlinson is excellent at setting up stunts and twists, to create opportunities for his teammates. However, when you look at all those great offensive tackles in the NFC East, I’m just not sure who the G-Men have to seriously threaten off the edge consistently. If they can bring back Golden or sign one of those other veterans out on the market, I would certainly feel better about them. Also because it would help a young room of guys at that position.

Philadelphia Eagles – SAM linebacker

I had the Eagles as NFC favorites coming into 2019, but after DeSean Jackson went down following a monster week one performance, that entire receiver room was split into pieces and they were desperate for speed. That’s why they selected TCU’s Jalen Reagor in the first round, traded for Marquise Goodwin and drafted Boise State’s John Hightower on day three. With those guys added to the best tight-end duo in the league, a breakout back like Miles Sanders going into year two and a strong O-line to support Carson Wentz, I really like this offense. Defensively, they traded for Darius Slay, who was a top ten corner for a long stretch until he was a little banged up last season and they signed Javon Hargreave to add to the interior D-line. However, that whole linebacker corp may not be a strength for them next season. I like T.J. Edwards as a thumping MIKE and Duke Riley when healthy and kept clean can make some plays from the weak-side, but then at SAM I certainly have question marks. Right now it looks like Nathan Gerry and Jatavis Brown could compete for that spot, but depending on how they want to use that position, I don’t see them putting either one over the tight-end to control the point of attack. The Eagles drafted Colorado’s Davion Taylor in third round, who I had as about my 20th-ranked linebacker. He was basically a big nickel in college and certainly is the kind of explosive athlete who can make some splash plays, but he was never really tagged with box duties and weighed in at under 230 pounds at the combine. Their fourth-rounder K’Von Wallace from Clemson is a natural fit in the slot, but Philly also lost Malcolm Jenkins in free agency. NFL teams play with 5+ DBs on the field over 70 percent of the snaps on average, but against heavy personnel this group of backers could be exposed, and the two LBs they would keep on the field on sub haven’t been true difference-makers in the league.

Washington Redskins – Slot receiver

There are some things Ron Rivera still has to figure out about this Washington defense, depending on the status of Reuben Foster at linebacker and how he wants to assemble the secondary, but with a defensive line that now has Chase Young, Jonathan Allen, Da’Ron Payne, Montez Sweat and others, they are going to wreak some havoc. For this team it is really more about the offense and in particular what Dwayne Haskins can do in year two. His support system wasn’t great in 2019, with Adrian Peterson being their top back and their most productive receiver being third-round pick Terry McLaurin, who Haskins had just been throwing passes to at Ohio State and had an excellent rookie campaign considering the erratic QB play. While Trent Williams is now finally off the team, this year’s third-rounder Saahdiq Charles should at least be an upgrade over what they had last season and I like some of other guys they added. I would have definitely said tight-end here, but to get Thaddeus Moss as an undrafted free agent, who may not be the most dynamic pass-catcher, but is very reliable pass-catcher and an excellent in-line blocker, could fix that issue. Instead I’m looking more towards the receivers. I had last year’s sixth-rounder Kelvin Harmon ranked over guys like Patriots first-round pick N’Keal Harry and the Colts’ second-rounder Parris Campbell and then Washington got another one of my favorites this time around with Liberty’s Antonio Gandy-Golden in the fourth round. What do all three of those guys have in common? – They did most of their damage on the outside in college. McLaurin has played some in the slot and could move inside on 11 personnel sets, but their best true slot receiver is Trey Quinn, who didn’t even crack the 200-yard mark last season and caught just one TD. I certainly believe they could use an upgrade there, in the mold of what Haskins had in his one year as a starter in college with the aforementioned Campbell, to get involved on jet sweeps, shallow crossers and other easy yardage plays.


NFC South:


Atlanta Falcons – WILL linebacker

The Falcons defense was a mess last season, with a mixture of bad play and miscommunication. With all the investments they made on the offensive line a year ago, they could completely focus on the defensive side of the ball. I first thought about edge rusher for Atlanta, because they lost Vic Beasley, who might have never lived up to his draft status outside of one abnormal 15.5-sack campaign, but was still a high-upside pass rusher when allowed to just go. However, I think Dante Fowler will be an upgrade and their first-rounder from 2017 in Takk McKinley has shown flashes. I certainly have questions about they interior, where I thought they would actually go if they found a partner to trade up with in the draft. Grady Jarrett is one of the best 3-techs in the league, but he has barely had help around him and actually had to line up in the A-gaps more than he would like to. The Falcons selected Auburn’s Marlon Davidson early on day two of the draft, who I think best fits shading the outside shoulder of guards as well, so maybe they plan on moving Jarrett inside even more. Davidson played a hybrid outside backer in college, so he could play some heavy end as well and then you possibly have Fowler at SAM with more Over looks. The other options on the inside are a run-stopping Tyler Davidson and Deadrin Senat, who has some potential. I think a more proven 1-tech would have been a good addition, but instead I’m focusing more on the second level of the defense. Deion Jones is a super-rangy MIKE, who can cover shifty backs one-on-one as well, but Atlanta lost his partner in crime in De’Vondre Campbell. They brought in Fresno State’s Mykal Walker early on day three of the draft, who lined up a lot on the edge in college and could potentially start on the strong-side for them, but they still need a WILL, who can take away cutback lanes in the run game and punish single receivers for catching simple slant routes.

Carolina Panthers – Right guard

You could maybe nit-pick at a spot or two on defense for the Panthers, but when you spend all seven of your draft picks on that side of the ball, you can’t really complain and we really still have to see how they put all those pieces together. Instead I’m looking at the offensive line, where they just traded away Pro Bowl guard Trai Turner for a fragile tackle in Russell Okung from the Chargers. I would strongly guess that this was more due to cap purposes, but after losing Andrew Norwell in free agency last year already – who in fairness has been a disappointment in Jacksonville so far – that group has gone from a strength to more of a concern. I could see Okung move inside in order to let their talented second-round pick from 2019 in Greg Little develop, but he looked pretty lost out there as a rookie. John Miller who projects to be the starter at left guard had a solid start to his career with Buffalo, but took a step back with a lackluster Bengals O-line last season and Dennis Daley is really more of a natural fit on the edge. With what they have on their roster right now, flipping Okung to the right side and moving Taylor Moton one spot to the inside, with Little being thrown in the fire again, would probably put their best five out on the field, but I think they would be best suited to add another interior O-lineman to at least add some competition. New QB Teddy Bridgewater finished dead-last among starting QBs in intended air yards last season. I still have to see how that meshes with those vertical targets the Panthers have in D.J. Moore, Robby Anderson and to some degree Curtis Samuel, who I personally believe Joe Brady will use more on slants and crossers underneath – his version of Justin Jefferson so to speak.

New Orleans Saints – Speed receiver

When I looked at this Saints roster in preparation for my 2020 mock draft, it was tough to find a true hole on the depth chart. The one position I thought they could address was MIKE linebacker, since their only LB on their roster with at least 30 percent of the snaps outside of Demario Davis is now gone, and I thought Patrick Queen would be a good fit in this pass-heavy division. Instead they went with my top-rated interior O-lineman in Cesar Ruiz before letting Larry Warford go, which is a little bit of a head-scratcher simply because they only got cheaper – not necessarily better. Still, I think third-rounder Zack Baun (Wisconsin) will start at SAM and I love their undrafted free agent Joe Bachie (Michigan State), who I believe could start at MIKE for them as a rookie and then be subbed off more on third downs possibly. Therefore I went back to the receiver position, which I thought was their biggest area of improvement before bringing in Emmanuel Sanders in free agency. Drew Brees may no longer throw the deep ball very effectively or want to at all, but you still need to somehow stretch the field and clear space. Michael Thomas broke the single season reception record because he is a physical possession-type receiver, who they heavily target on slants and crossing routes. Sanders once was a true deep threat, but he is now 33 years old and wins more with crafty route-running (even though he had a step on the defense for a potential game-winner in this past Super Bowl). So with Drew you may not be able to fully utilize that deep threat, but having somebody who can use that speed horizontally on crossers and just to open up room underneath would help the other pass-catchers there a lot. Tre’Quan Smith has that long speed, but he hasn’t developed the way I thought he could.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Offensive line depth

No team in the league has shifted expectations more than these Bucs. It is not only about Tom Brady being brought in, but also Gronk coming out of retirement and some nice additions in the draft. When you look at their defense finishing 29th in the NFL in terms of points allowed, you certainly want to improve on that, but they quietly were the number one run-stopping unit in the league and they bring everybody back in their second season under Todd Bowles. They have all the players to take the next step, plus another chess piece in Minnesota Antoine Winfield Jr. as Bowles’ version of the Honeybadger, and they won’t be put in so many tough spots off turnovers by their offense, where the opposing team is in scoring range right away or these guys are just tired out. Their group of skill-position players on offense is up there with the best, so it’s really about protecting Brady. Now with Tristan Wirfs being drafted 13th overall to add to the mix, this starting five looks pretty strong. It will be between their 2018 third-rounder Alex Cappa and veteran Joe Haeg as well as about how much Wirfs can clean up his footwork in pass-protection – in a heavily shortened offseason program at the very least – who will be that second starter on the right side at guard or tackle. Either way, Tampa Bay should have one solid backup but I don’t know who they plan on being their seventh guy on gameday and I don’t believe a lot of people have even heard the names Brad Seaton, Zack Bailey or Aaron Stinnie before. I’m still very interested to see how much of a hybrid between Bruce Arians’ vertical passing offense and New England’s Erhardt-Perkins system – which allowed Brady to spread the defense out and create mismatches – this will be. No matter what, protecting the 43-year old legend is priority number one and you can’t be one injury away from having a liablity on the O-line potentially.


NFC West:


Arizona Cardinals – Secondary depth

The Cardinals went into the offseason with two major needs to make this Kliff Kingsbury offense work – a true number one receiver and a starting right tackle. A good month before the draft, it looked like they would have to decide on either one of the two with their eight overall pick. Instead they were able to package a bad contract of David Johnson and a second-round pick for superstar DeAndre Hopkins and I believe they found their starting tackle in the third round with Joshua Jones, who I had graded as a late first-rounder, which allowed them to select Clemson do-it-all defender Isaiah Simmons with that top ten pick. That’s about as good they could have hoped for and with beef added to the D-line on day three to compete in a run-heavy division, they can now address the 31st-ranked pass defense. I’m not totally sure about how they will utilize their corners. Patrick Peterson looked a little slow and old last season, but he should be a fixture for them. Last year’s second-round pick Byron Murphy out of Washington had some growing pains early on, but he was my CB1 in the draft and definitely showed fight as well as improvement throughout the season. The Cardinals also brought in veteran Robert Alford, so I could see them moving Murphy more into the slot. I’ve always loved Budda Baker as a little lighter version of Tyrann Mathieu and I still believe in one of their day three selection in last year’s draft in Deionte Thompson from Alabama, who only fell due to injury concerns, but has the range and feel to excel in a free safety role, if he can clean up his tackling a little bit. It will be interesting to see how exactly the Cards will utilize Simmons and another versatile first-round linebacker from in 2018 in Haason Reddick, but when it comes to true defensive backs, right now they probably rely on Jalen Thompson and the third-most popular Chris Jones in the NFL as their first backups in the secondary. That leaves something to be desired.

Los Angeles Rams – Edge rusher

To be honest, I’m a little concerned about these Rams. Acquiring Jalen Ramsey for two first-round picks is worth it for me, considering he could be the premiere corner in football for the next five years or so, and I like the players they selected in the draft in a vacuum, but since the regular season concluded, I’m not sure they got better at one single position. I think the combination of Darrell Henderson and second-rounder Cam Akers (Florida State) will be more effective than what they had in a banged up Todd Gurley and Florida’s Van Jefferson is an exquisite route-runner, who can produce right away – unlike Brandin Cooks, who simply hasn’t really been available. However, they lost a rangy linebacker in Corey Littleton and their top edge rusher in Dante Fowler through free agency, while not doing anything to improve the O-line. To replace Fowler, they brought in Leonard Floyd, who is a good Robin, but they don’t have a real Batman coming off the edge. In the third round of the draft they selected Terrell Lewis, who had top 50 talent, but he only had one full season with Alabama and I’m not sure if you can expect him to play all 16 games as a pro in 2020. Samson Ebukam has given the team some production and I liked their fifth-rounder out Oklahoma from a year ago in Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, but those guys might be more rotational pass-rushers. Maybe they hope for Jachai Polite to get his act together, but when you consider the Jets let him go early on after spending a day two pick of him and needing somebody on the edge desperately themselves, that is more of a shot in the dark. Obviously you have an elite player on the interior in Aaron Donald and he makes a lot of issues disappear, but nobody has really established himself on the edge for L.A. I also don’t know if Lirim Hajrullahu, who I had never heard before, can replace Greg Zuerlein at kicker.

San Francisco 49ers – Cornerback

Coming off a devastating Super Bowl loss, I believe the 49ers have done a really solid job retooling their roster. Trading away a team MVP in DeForest Buckner obviously hurts, but replacing him with a similar type of player with sky-high potential in Javon Kinlaw from South Carolina with that pick you just acquired and you pay him less than a fifth of the price, makes that much easier to swallow. Their other first-rounder Brandon Aiyuk (Arizona State) gives them any YAC weapon in place of Emmanuel Sanders and they basically got All-Pro left tackle Trent Williams for peanuts, with the retirement of Joe Staley pending. I’m not worried about the offense with Kyle Shanahan calling the shots, as long as Jimmy G can shake that fourth quarter of the Super Bowl. Their defense was elite already last season, but that doesn’t mean they can’t still improve, especially when you looking at their secondary situation. Richard Sherman, K’Waun Williams and Ahkello Witherspoon will all become free agents in 2021. Witherspoon is still so up-and-down with lackluster technique. I like Emmanuel Moseley as that second guy on the outside and Jason Verrett still is an X-factor here, because he was one of the rising stars early on in San Diego, but I feel like I haven’t seen him play in like five years. D.J. Reed is a really nice backup nickel and Dontae Johnson was a solid player for them in his first stint with San Francisco, but he has barely seen the field these last three years. As part as covering the slot goes, whether it’s putting Jaquiski Tartt down against bigger bodies in base sets, keeping K’Waun Williams at nickel and even a guy like Reed coming in off the bench, are all viable options, but in terms of true outside corners, you are looking at a 32-year old Richard Sherman and a battle of what are more backups on most rosters. The Niners are set for a while at several positions, but cornerback isn’t one of them.

Seattle Seahawks – Right tackle

I don’t understand how some people still think of the Seahawks as some kind of dominant defense. They finished last season 26th in the league in yards allowed and they gave up 20+ points in all but two games. I think they have issues at corner (depending on the status of recently acquired Quinton Dunbar) and without Jadeveon Clowney their pass-rush is underwhelming, with Bobby Wagner being the only elite player on that unit. However, they did go defense-heavy in the draft and I wouldn’t say they don’t have the bodies to compete, so I’m going back to the continual problem child. The Seahawks have ignored issues on the offensive line for years now and once again this time around I mocked a tackle to them in the first round. Instead they went with a surprise pick – as they always do – in Texas Tech linebacker Jordyn Brooks. They did select LSU guard Damien Lewis early in the third, but he was not nearly my top guy available at that point. They also cut long-time center Justin Britt and the powerful D.J. Fluker who has guard/tackle flexibility. So I certainly don’t believe they got better up front. B.J. Finney looks to slide in at center and in this offense without a ton of true drop-back passes Lewis at least competes for a starting guard spot, but Cedric Ogbuehi is still not the solution at right tackle. The Hawks went from one of the biggest liabilities at that spot in Germain Ifedi to a maybe even bigger one in Ogbuehi. In his two seasons as a starter in Cincinnati, the new acquired tackle was responsible for 14.5 sacks. These last two years he hasn’t been in the starting lineup and now faces the likes of Chandler Jones, Nick Bosa and others in the NFC West. That is a recipe for disaster. Maybe Seattle moves Ethan Pocic to right tackle if two other guys impress at those guard spots.


If you enjoyed this content, I would really appreciate if you could visit the original piece - https://halilsrealfootballtalk.com/2020/05/19/biggest-remaining-needs-for-each-team-in-the-nfc-for-2020/

You can also listen to my breakdown on Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbcmXpqxxqI
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2020.05.18 05:39 Untchj In 20 years when Lebron gets his ‘Last Dance’, what’s the “cast” ?

Let’s play along. All ‘movies’ get recast so in 20 years what will a Lebron Last Dance “cast” look like? Obviously not exactly parallel, and not based on on-court style, similarities, or exact roles/titles.
Lebron James as Michael Jordan
Eric Spoelstra as Phil Jackson
Dan Gilbert as Jerry Krause
Pat Riley as Jerry Reinsdorf
Dwayne Wade as Scottie Pippen
Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony as Patrick Ewing and Charles Barkley, the ringless real life friends
Kevin Garnett as Isisah Thomas, the fellow hall of famer who used to whoop his ass and years later is still a hater
Shannon Sharpe as Ahmad Rashad, the retired football player who oddly becomes a basketball personality and#1 fan
Mo Williams as BJ Armstrong
The Indiana Pacers as themselves
Paul George as Reggie MilleClyde Drexler
James Jones as Steve Kerr and John Paxson -the trudged 3 pt shooters turned future GMs
Phil Knight as himself
Tristan Thompson as Charles Oakley, the enforcer and off court shenanigans partner
Also Tristan Thompson as Dennis Rodman, the rebounds only off court celeb
Kim Kardashian as Carmen Electra
Zion Williamson as Kobe Bryant, the young next best thing on his way in as the star is on his way out
Mario Chalmers as Scott Burrell- the whipping boy
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2020.05.04 03:26 WatchMe_Nene 15 NBA players have been murdered.

Not all at once, I mean in the history of the NBA total. Here's the full list with bios and details. Let me know if I missed anyone! Sorry if this is too dark:
  1. Lorenzen Wright (1975-2010): Wright played in the NBA from 1996 to 2009, best known as a member of the Grizzlies, Clippers, and Hawks. He went missing in July 2010; his body was found over a week later in the nearby woods of Tennessee. A 911 call had been made from his cell phone, connecting with a dispatcher before 11 gunshots were heard. However, the dispatcher failed to report the call to his supervisor. In 2017, the gun believe to have killed Wright was discovered in a lake in Mississippi. Billy Turner was arrested in connection with the murder along his fellow church member Sherra Wright-Robinson---Lorenzen's widow. Likely motivated by her husband's $1M life insurance policy, Sherra was ultimately sentenced to 30 years in prison. Turner still awaits trial. Eerily, Wright's father (a former Memphis policeman) was also the victim of gun violence, having been paralyzed by a shot to the back when Lorenzen was 7 years old.
  2. Joe Fulks (1921-1976): HOFer Joe Fulks played his entire career with the Philadelphia Warriors between 1946 and 1954. He earned 2 All-Star selections, 4 All-NBA/BAA honors, won a ring in 1947, and led the league in scoring (23.2 PPG) the same year. Fulks set and broke the BAA/NBA single-game scoring record 4 times, culminating with a career high 63 points in 1949--a record that stood for over a decade before being lost to Elgin Baylor. Fulks also served with the Marines in World War II and later became the recreational director of the Kentucky State Penitentiary following retirement. In 1976, he was shot and killed by his girlfriend's son, Gregg Banister, during an argument over a handgun.
  3. Howard Porter (1948-2007): Porter played for the Pistons, among other NBA teams, from 1971 to 1978. As a collegiate player, he led Villanova to the NCAA Championship Game vs. UCLA, where he was named Most Outstanding Player; however, this title was stripped as he had already signed a professional contract with the ABA's Pittsburgh Condors. Following an NBA career plagued by addiction, Porter worked as a probation officer in Minneapolis for over a decade. In 2007, his badly beaten body was discovered in an alley. Police arrested a 33-year-old woman in connection with the crime, though she was released due to insufficient evidence. Rashad Arthur Raleigh was later arrested for Porter's murder and is currently serving a life sentence.
  4. Bison Dele (1969-2002): A career journeyman, Dele (born Brian Carson Williams) played his best seasons between 1995 and 1998 as a member of the Pistons, Clippers, and Bulls. He eventually won a ring alongside Michael Jordan in 1997 and allegedly dated Madonna before abruptly retiring in in 1999. An avid traveler and sailor, Dele set out from Tahiti on his boat, the Hakuna Matata, on July 6, 2002, along with his girlfriend Serena Karlan, his brother Miles Dabord, and skipper Bertrand Saldo. Two weeks later, Dabord returned from sea alone. Following a sting operation, Dabord was detained by police; it was soon discovered that he had forged his brother's signature to buy $152,000 of gold, while the Hakuna Matata had been re-registered in Tahiti with patched bullet holes. Dabord claimed that a fight between he and his brother resulted in Karlan hitting her head on the boat; when the skipper insisted on reporting her death, Bison killed the man, followed by Dabord shooting his brother in self defense. Fearing prison, Dabord intentionally overdosed on insulin, slipping into a fatal coma. Dele's body is assumed to have been thrown overboard in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
  5. George Trapp (1948-2002): Trapp played for the Pistons and Hawks from 1971 to 1977; his brother John earned a ring with the Lakers in 1972. Following an argument with his roommate, Jerome Miller, Trapp allegedly struck Miller with an ashtray, leading Miller to fatally stab Trapp in the abdomen. While Trapp underwent successful surgery, the wound became infected, resulting in pneumonia and death.
  6. Reggie Harding (1942-1972): Another Detroit Piston, Harding played in the NBA from 1963 to 1968 after becoming the first NBA draft selection without prior college experience. By all accounts, Harding was not a great guy: He allegedly carried a gun in his gym bag, playfully shot at teammates, robbed gas stations, became involved with drugs, and was eventually suspended by the NBA for the entire 1965-66 season. Worse, future Supremes singer Florence Ballard claimed Harding raped her at knifepoint in 1960. In 1972, Harding was gunned down at a Detroit intersection; while the case was never solved, it's safe to say Harding had no shortage of enemies.
  7. Anthony Roberts (1955-1997): Roberts played 5 seasons in the NBA between 1977 and 1984, best known as a member of the Denver Nuggets. Roberts was shot and killed by two men in the parking lot of his apartment complex following an alleged argument.
  8. Bubbles Hawkins (1954-1993): Best known as a member of the Nets from 1976 to 1978, Robert "Bubbles" Hawkins averaged 19.3 points per game in during the '76-'77 NBA season following the departure of Julius Erving. However, his career was ultimately short-lived. His body was discovered shot to death in a suspected Detroit crack house in in 1993.
  9. Jim Bradley (1952-1982): While not technically an NBA player, Bradley was an ABA champion in 1975 during a 2-year stint with the Kentucky Colonels. An alum of Northern Illinois University, he and former Illinois State player Bubbles Hawkins often faced each other on the court--however, their lives would follow a similar pattern right until their tragic ends. After a drug deal gone bad in 1982, Bradley was shot in the back in Portland OR, where his body was found in an alley.
  10. Ozell Jones (1960-2006): Jones played just one full season with the Spurs in 1984-85 before embarking on an overseas/minor league career. Following retirement, he opened up a men's big and tall clothing store in California. In 2006, he was found dead in his apartment with a gunshot wound to the abdomen; the case remains open today.
  11. Sid Tanenbaum (1925-1986): Tanenbaum played two seasons for BAA's Knicks and Bullets from 1947 to 1949. Following his basketball career, he opened up a metalworks shop. A pillar of his community, he would often loan money to his neighbors; however, when Tanenbaum refused to continue lending to a local 37-year-old woman, she stabbed him to death in his shop.
  12. Jack Molinas (1931-1975): Molinas played for the Fort Wayne Pistons during the 1953-54 season, earning All-Star honors in what would become his lone NBA campaign after being banned for betting. He was later implicated in the infamous 1961 point-shaving scandal (alongside Connie Hawkins and Roger Brown), serving 5 years in prison for his role, where he supposedly gained ties with the New York mob. In 1973, while awaiting trial for interstate pornography distribution, Molinas was fatally shot in his backyard just 9 months after the murder of his former business partner, Bernard Gusoff. Police could not rule out a mob-related motive.
  13. Gary Suiter (1944-1982): Suiter played 30 games for the Cavaliers during the 1970-71 NBA season. Following an argument regarding a gambling debt, he was murdered by Gary Randall Hoxsie, who was later sentenced to life in prison.
  14. Bob Hogsett (1941-1984): Hogsett only played 20 professional games for the Pistons in 1967 and the ABA's Pittsburgh Pipers the following year. He later served as an administrator for the Virginia Tech veterinary hospital. While motives remain unclear, Hogsett was confronted by carpenter Louis Dowdy on December 5, 1984, outside their place of work. Dowdy fired a single shot into Hogsett's chest before turning the gun on himself.
  15. Bryce Dejean-Jones (1992-2016): After going undrafted 2016, Dejean-Jones worked his way up from the D-League before starting 11 of 14 games with the New Orleans Pelicans. Just three months after signing a 3-year contract with the team, he became the first active NBA player to die following Eddie Griffin's fatal car crash in 2007. On May 28, Dejean-Jones kicked in the front door of what he believed to be his girlfriend's apartment following an argument. In actuality, his girlfriend lived one floor above. Dejean-Jones moved into the bedroom, where a sleeping resident awoke and fired through the door in self-defense. Dejean-Jones was struck in the abdomen and pronounced dead at just 23 years old.
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2020.03.14 20:54 scphoenix13 NBA 2000/2001 season

NBA 2000/2001 season
NBA was cancelled last 12 march, and we don’t know exactly when it could return or it would finish this season. It was disgusting for more of us, but we couldn’t imagine how deep this sadness could penetrate inside us, it was late in the night and I tried to see the boxscore, and I could only see one word “POSTPONED”, and my heart broke in one million pieces, I won’t be able to watch a single game this month, no more night, friends and beers, only silence.
We don’t know how much news, a clip where Hezonja block the game winner of LeBron (wtf) or a discussion for the ROY, COY, MVP and anyone can say the same name we will lose, so my friend Charlie and I decided to win this battle to the fucking COVID-19, we decide to recreate the season NBA 2000/2001 (This year was selected randomly but the luck wish that we could see a tribute to Kobe Bryant too)
Now you are ready to go inside this personal time machine and you are going to live again this incredible year, rewatching old news, old discussion and old feelings.
Thank you for being with us in this travel, we could be in quarantine but basketball will link us.
(the song directly from NBA live 01) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK76GKkEc9o

Day 1: The Show must go on

Like a song of queen this show must start and for that, we need a little of context. The Los Angeles Lakers entered the 2000/2001 season as the defending NBA champions, an unstoppable Shaquille O'Neal with 38 points per game, 17 rebounds per game and almost 3 blocks per game reach his first ring with the Lakers (First ring in 12 years for the franchise, when Magic Johnson still play with the purple and yellow jersey).
Kobe, Magic and Shaquille in the 2000 championship
The 2000 NBA Draft was held on June 28, 2000 at the Target Center at Minneapolis. A lot of dreams for the franchise and the main characters of the game, the players. In the first pick the New Jersey Nets selects Kenyon Martin, a 22 years-old player, a new opportunity to create a legacy in a franchise which is in the shadow of the big New York Knicks. But a lot of journals agree in one point, this is probably the less potential class draft in the history, there are no remarkable players or players that could fix problem in the teams on the bottom of the table.
On the other hand, we could see the NBA players salaries for the incoming season, where centers govern the actual league:
Player Team Salary
1. Kevin Garnett Minnesota Timberwolves $19,600,000
2. Shaquille O'Neal Los Angeles Lakers $19,285,000
3. Alonzo Mourning Miami Heat $16,879,000
4. Juwan Howard Washington Wizards $16,875,000
5. Hakeem Olajuwon Houston Rockets $16,685,000
6. Karl Malone Utah Jazz $15,750,000
7. Dikembe Mutombo Philadelphia 76ers $14,422,000
8. Patrick Ewing Seattle SuperSonics $14,000,000
9. David Robinson San Antonio Spurs $13,196,000
10. Scottie Pippen Portland Trail Blazers $13,151,000
This summer, we could see plenty of trades and how many players change their jerseys:
  • The Miami Heat traded P.J. Brown, Rodney Buford, Tim James, Jamal Mashburn and Otis Thorpe to the Charlotte Hornets for Ricky Davis, Dale Ellis, Eddie Jones and Anthony Mason.
  • The San Antonio Spurs signed Raja Bell as a free agent.
  • The Utah Jazz signed John Starks as a free agent.
  • The Toronto Raptors traded Tracy McGrady to the Orlando Magic for a 2005 1st round draft pick.
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves signed Chauncey Billups as a free agent.
  • The Toronto Raptors signed Mark Jackson as a free agent.
  • In a 4-team trade, the Boston Celtics traded Dana Barros to the Dallas Mavericks; the Boston Celtics traded Danny Fortson to the Golden State Warriors; the Dallas Mavericks traded Robert Pack, Hot Rod Williams and cash to the Boston Celtics; the Dallas Mavericks traded Bruno Šundov to the Utah Jazz; the Golden State Warriors traded Bill Curley to the Dallas Mavericks; the Golden State Warriors traded Donyell Marshall to the Utah Jazz; the Utah Jazz traded a 2001 1st round draft pick to the Boston Celtics; the Utah Jazz traded Howard Eisley to the Dallas Mavericks; and the Utah Jazz traded Adam Keefe to the Golden State Warriors.
  • The Dallas Mavericks traded Cedric Ceballos, Eric Murdock and John Wallace to the Detroit Pistons for Christian Laettner and Terry Mills.
  • In a 3-team trade, the Cleveland Cavaliers traded Shawn Kemp to the Portland Trail Blazers; the Miami Heat traded Chris Gatling, Clarence Weatherspoon and a 2001 1st round draft pick (Brendan Haywood was later selected) to the Cleveland Cavaliers; the Portland Trail Blazers traded Gary Grant to the Cleveland Cavaliers; and the Portland Trail Blazers traded Brian Grant to the Miami Heat.
  • The Indiana Pacers traded Dale Davis to the Portland Trail Blazers for Joe Kleine and Jermaine O'Neal.
  • The Portland Trail Blazers signed Will Perdue as a free agent.
  • The Indiana Pacers waived Chris Mullin, then he returns to Golden State Warriors.
  • In probably the most important trade, the Los Angeles Lakers traded Travis Knight, Glen Rice and a 2001 1st round draft pick to the New York Knicks; the New York Knicks traded Chris Dudley and a 2001 1st round draft pick to the Phoenix Suns; the New York Knicks traded Patrick Ewing to the Seattle SuperSonics; the Phoenix Suns traded Luc Longley to the New York Knicks; the Seattle SuperSonics traded Emanual Davis, Greg Foster, Horace Grant and Chuck Person to the Los Angeles Lakers; and the Seattle SuperSonics traded Lazaro Borrell, Vernon Maxwell, Vladimir Stepania, a 2001 2nd round draft pick, a 2001 2nd round draft pick ( and a 2002 1st round draft pick to the New York Knicks.
  • The New Jersey Nets signed Stephen Jackson as a free agent.
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves signed LaPhonso Ellis as a free agent.
  • Rik Smits retired from the Indiana Pacers.
Finally this season will be special for some curiosities:
  • We could see a new log in the Orland Magics and Phoenix Suns which try to create a new era in this new millennium.
  • The Grizzlies play their final season in Vancouver, British Columbia before relocating to Memphis, Tennessee for the following season leaving the Toronto Raptors being the only Canadian team left in the NBA.
  • Prior to the season, Miami Heat center Alonzo Mourning announced that he suffered a kidney disorder and could miss the entire season. Mourning could require a kidney transplant.
And today, 31 October 2000 will start a new unforgettable season of the NBA in the Staples Center, where the Los Angeles Lakers receive Portland Trail Blazers, remembering the last Western Conference Finals. Enjoy this game:https://mega.nz/#F!31wD2aRS!y9sTsg-aXaP7Rrf3LdEC-g
Key: y9sTsg-aXaP7Rrf3LdEC-g
Boxscore: https://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/200010310POR.html

Day 2: Vince Carter vs Ray Allen Special

Today it's eighteen of November, the league is started and it's as wild as ever. Here we can see the standing and how Sixers it's the only unbeatable:
Conference Standings on 11/17
Tonight we will travel to the cold Canada to watch a Bucks (3-5) with a lot of problems which isn't able to be regular and obtain the win, being the second worst defense in the Eastern Conference, against a Toronto Raptors (4-4) with a Vince Carter in his best moment.
Vince Carter and Ray Allen in Sidney with the gold medal in the Olympic Games (2000/10/30 - Manny Millan for Sports Illustrated)
Two friends in the same way in two of the most important teams in the East, both winning gold medal in the Olympic Games 2000 and both being named as All Star last year for the first time in their careers. Here, we will analyze these two young promises, knowing without any doubt they will dominate this early decade:
Player (Season) Games Minutes Played per Game Points per Game Total Rebounds per Game Assists per Game
Ray Allen (1999/2000) 82 37.4 22.1 4.4 3.8
Ray Allen (2000/2001) 8 36.7 21.8 4.9 2.5
Vince Carter (1999/2000) 82 38.1 25.7 5.8 3.9
Vince Carter (2000/2001) 8 40.2 29.5 4.5 3.4
And now let's start this incredible game: https://mega.nz/#F!6lRjWKSD
Key: lhTPMIDdIAe3_YVcpqwMfw
Boxscore: https://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/200011180TOR.html

Day 3: A new star has born

Tracy McGrady, the raw potential personified. He is one of the most skillful offense in the league, the type of player that can put up big numbers even when his man is playing outstanding defense, possesses a great first step, a nasty crossover, and tremendous lift on his jump shot.
Tracy McGrady against Charlotte on 8 November
This summer everything has changed for him when he crossed more 2 thousand of kilometers, a homecoming for the Florida native and a chance to escape the long shadow of Toronto teammate (and distant cousin) Vince Carter. Orlando Magic, in theory the perfect fit, without a superstar since the all-too-brief glory days of Shaq and Penny, Orlando was coming off a season in which 31-year-old Darrell Armstrong led the team in scoring. It wasn’t an awful team at all, they were a .500 team the last season, but with T-Mac this intrascendente days are over. His debut with Orlando jersey could not be better, 32 points, 12 rebounds and the win, this 21-years-old is demonstrated who isn’t just a good prospect, he is a reality in this league.
Conference Standings on 11/23
T-Mac has burst into the action with 22.5 points per game in 11 games but Magic haven’t discovered the way to win (4-8). So, tonight they have an incredible opportunity to knock on the door of the playoff with a winning in the Fleet Center in Massachusetts, again a poor Boston Celtics (5-6) with only two visible generators (Antoine Walker, 24-years-old and Paul Pierce, 23-years-old) and a Rick Pitino knocked for 2 consecutive years without playoff and his continuity in suspense.
Here this incredible battle for the regularity: https://mega.nz/#F!2gQTDIgY
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Boxscore: https://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/200011240BOS.html

Day 4: Ode to update

“Old is always better” a mantra you have listened to in everywhere by everyone, but what does it means? Humans are in continuos evolution, new jobs, new friends, new partners but we are looking exactly the opposite, the so called “comfort zone”, a limit where we don’t have fears, worries or anxiety, only a feeling of peace. So it’s simple, if you are on your comfort zone, why should you change to the unknown? The answer is complex, but you need to update you every time because the other road is into the mediocrity.
Patrick Ewing arrived in New York City in 1985, a controversial first pick who changed the dynamics of an entire franchise. But in these fifteen years they haven’t win a title, a decadent historic. On the other hand, they have a great opportunity now to raise the Big Apple into the Olympus where they should never go out. The reality is that the project is over and they have to reset, they have to run away from the comfort zone instead of falling in the same old shadows of comfort.
Pat Ewing after a game in the Madison Square Garden
“The king is dead, long live the king!” Ewing has gone this summer, no regret, the old doesn’t have to be better, and the Knicks has the weapons to bomb this league, they only have to believe in their potential as the paradigm of city. They have to believe in this roster and step by step recover their glory.
Conference Standings on 12/03
In the Madison Square Garden, Knicks (11-7) will look for another win to find his own road into the glory, although the Los Angeles Clippers (5-13) need desperately a win. Here the full game: (https://mega.nz/#F!PlwhyCQY)
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Boxscore: https://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/200012040NYK.html

Day 5: Sideshow Bryant

Sideshow - a minor attraction at a larger event such as a circus, fair, music festival or similar. Since I was a kid I always observe Sideshow Bob with a special curiosity. Why is he always trying to kill Bart or clown Krusty? Now, I understand this feeling, undervalued, you try to do your best every night, but the show never will be yours, you are only a good potential in the shadows of a bigger main character.
Kobe Bryant in his apartment in 1997
Bryant is one of the most skillful player in this league, has everything to be the main dish, every spotlight following him across the stage, but there are not enough light in Hollywood, Los Angeles to illuminate Bryant’s ego. Like in a drama serie every night it appears the greatest, the unstoppable Shaquille O’Neal, snatching his shots, snatching his possession, snatching his light. But we are not talking just about a small sheep which will accept this role, Bryant has one of the most competitive minds, and since he arrived in Los Angeles with only 18-years-old, he knew his real position is with all NBA behind him, and Kobe, or the Lakers' leader in points, matured a lot since this not too far away day.
Player (This season) Games Minutes per game Points per game Rebounds per game Assists per game
Kobe Bryant 25 40.6 28.8 5.2 4.8
Shaquille O'Neal 23 39.9 25.5 13.2 4.0
Every effort has his recognition, and now Kobe is knocking on leading actor’s dressing room: “This is not yours anymore”.
Conference Standings on 12/16
In Air Canada Centre, Toronto we will see two contenders Los Angeles Lakers (16-9) vs Toronto Raptors (12-11). Which will fight more for the win? Here the match:(https://mega.nz/#F!HkpUCSTL)
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Boxscore: (https://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/200012170TOR.html)

Day 6: Goodbye Little Moses

Born on 21st January 1963, in Lagos, Nigeria, Hakeem, formerly Akeem Olajuwon was a Professional NBA player for Houston Rockets. He is well known as one of the best centers to play in NBA so far. He has been the undisputed leader for Houston Rockets. He’s the first African in led one team to the title, Houston Rockets (first for franchise), He was considered a physical marvel starting in his days at the University of Houston, his aesthetic and productive play — highlighted by his Houston Rockets’ back-to-back NBA titles — earned him a place among the game’s best.
Olajuwon vs O'Neal in 1995 NBA Finals
But everything has an irremediable ending, and Olajuwon is at the end of his career. His footwork isn’t dominating the league anymore, he is slow and only the leader in the locker room, with Steve Francis (23 years old) like the promising point guard that could guide this team in this decade.
Conference Standings 20/12
We only could celebrate this successful career with an important game against the Los Angeles Lakers (18-9) at Houston Rockets (13-11): (https://mega.nz/#F!3hwiUYxB)
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Boxscore: https://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/200012210HOU.html

Day 7: Skinny G

Drafted No. 5 overall by the T-Wolves in 1995 out of Farragut Career Academy in Chicago, Illi., KG went on to become one of the game’s most accomplished big men. One could see 200 lbs and 7 feets and think immediately is a skinny player and should not jump directly from high school, but we are not talking about a coward. He is an agile and extremely aggressive 7-footer with excellent athleticism Incredibly fluid and coordinated for a player his size, able to run the floor and play like a guard at times, but still defend and rebound like a 7-footer.
Skinny G, 23-years-old, 3 times in all star game, All-NBA and All-Defensive (1st) last year, we are talking about the future of the NBA, and a reality now. So what could stop this highest-IQ player? His team, Minnesota Timberwolves, one of the worst franchise in all NBA.
1996, Marbury and Garnett playing pool
March 11, 1999, the beginning of the ending. Minnesota Timberwolves decide to trade Garnett’s friend, Stephon Marbury (21-years-old) for one pick draft and Terrell Brandon, one good player but not Marbury. We are talking about two player in the early twenty, friends, could dominate the decade 2000’s, but the worst franchise is planning totally different for Minneapolis city.
Conference Standings 12/25
Now we can see two teams in similar conditions, Toronto Raptors (14-13) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (15-13). Garnett vs Carter in Minnesota. (https://mega.nz/#F!DkgRUbwD)
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Boxscore: (https://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/200012260MIN.html)

Day 8: Miller for the three-pointer

One of the most underrated player, only 5 All Star, only 3 All-NBA, and Miller is 35 years old, time is counting against him and the Indiana Pacers. It seems like they achieved their peak last year with NBA Finals and they won’t be able again to catch this exploit.
Reggie Miller shouting a three-pointer after a match.
One generational player, I should talk about the greatest in one section, the line of three point. Since he caught be a starter, he has a 0.405 on 3-Point Field Goal Percentage in 5 attempts per game, nobody achieves these numbers. And I want to remember one special night for Miller when in a game 5 in 1994 against the Knicks he showed his best performance to the world. Game 5 confirmed Miller's status as the league's premier practitioner of the ancient art of jump shooting. Except for the free throws and one 15-foot field goal, none of Miller's shots came from closer to the basket than 19 feet. He made jumpers from both sides of the court, off the dribble and from behind screens, in heavy congestion and far from the madding crowd. One of his three-pointers was a what-the-hell heave from about 27 feet, but it was still a classic Miller jumper, arms extended above the head, elbow on the shooting arm (the right) slightly askew, eyes following the ball. (For the record, he did miss two of the 10 field goals he attempted in the period)
Conference Standings 01/04
Two teams in totally different points. On one hand, Sacramento Kings (21-8), a fresh leader in the west playing their best in a long time and for sure a contender in this decade. On the other hand, Indiana Pacers (14-19) , a decadent last-year-finalist of the NBA showing a poor level and for sure they should call to the update. Here this game: (https://mega.nz/#F!Kxo0Xa6D)
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Boxscore: (https://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/200101050SAC.html)

Day 9: All Star Special

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Each decade has provided fans with numerous memorable and entertaining All-Star moments celebrated over the weekend that unofficially kicks off a season’s final push toward the postseason. Now we are in the capital of USA to watch some skillful players:
3-Points Contest. The main outstanding tasks for many players. One difficult shot maybe we don't understand a lot yet, but some players were so skillful, like we talked yesterday, Reggie Miller, 3-times-winners: Larry Bird, Craig Hodges or the last 2 times winners Jeff Hornacek.
Reggie Miller in 1990's 3-Point Contest
Here we can see the players were selected for this magic moment:
Steve Nash Dallas Mavericks
Dirk Nowitzki Dallas Mavericks
Ray Allen Milwaukee Bucks
Allan Houston New York Knicks
Pat Garrity Orlando Magic
Peja Stojakovic Sacramento Kings
Rashard Lewis Seattle Supersonics
Byron Russell Utah Jazz
Dunk Contest. Last year we could see Vince Carter dominate this contest as the greatest in all time. It's more than a simple contest, it's the moment all kids stare the television and watch a moment will stay in their retina.
Vince Carter winner 2000 dunk contest.
Here the players selected:
Baron Davis Charlotte Hornets
DeShawn Stevenson Utah Jazz
Desmond Mason Seattle Supersonics
Corey Maggette Los Angeles Clippers
Stromile Swift Vancouver Grizzlies
Jonathan Bender Indiana Pacers
Which players will make us forget the incredible Carter's dunks or the foolproof Hornacek? Here the answer to this question: (https://mega.nz/#F!P9REkQhA)
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Day 10: All Star Special 2

All Star Game have changed a lot in time, so we will talk about some remarkable moments:
The first All-Star Game in 1951. History was made in March 1951 when the NBA held its first All-Star Game, at the Boston Garden. As Richard Goldstein of The New York Times wrote in 2000, college basketball was left reeling from a point-shaving scandal in the early 1950s, so then-NBA publicity director Haskell Cohen suggested the league create an All-Star Game similar to the Major League Baseball exhibition as a way to attract interest for the Association’s stars. Over 10,000 people journeyed to the Garden to watch the East defeat the West, 111-94. Boston’s Ed Macauley was named MVP of that contest.
Red Auerbach’s ejections. Nobody has to wonder if Hall of Fame coach Red Auerbach cared about winning NBA All-Star Games. Following his retirement as coach of the Boston Celtics, Auerbach made history as the only coach ever ejected from an All-Star contest for arguing with officials in 1967.
Magic Johnson comes back in 1992. Between November 1991 and Feb. 9, 1992, Magic Johnson twice stunned the world. That fall the five-time NBA champion announced he was HIV-positive, and, as a result, was retiring from the Association. Fans nevertheless voted Magic into that season’s All-Star Game , the last of his career, and he returned for the contest played in Orlando. Johnson stole the show, as he tallied 25 points and nine assists, both game highs. A buzzer-beating three-pointer he drained with under 15 seconds remaining brought the crowd to its feet and cemented his legacy as the game’s MVP.
The west roster is formed by:
Jason Kidd Phoenix Suns
Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers
Chris Webber Sacramento Kings
Tim Duncan San Antonio Spurs
Shaquille O'Neal Los Angeles Lakers
Michael Finley Dallas Mavericks
Gary Payton Seattle Supersonics
Kevin Garnett Minnesota Timberwolves
Karl Malone Utah Jazz
Antonio McDyess Denver Nuggets
Rasheed Wallace Portland Trail Blazers
David Robinson San Antonio Spurs
Vlade Divac Sacramento Kings

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The east roster is formed by:
Allen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers
Tracy McGrady Orlando Magic
Vince Carter Toronto Raptors
Grant Hill Orlando Magic
Alonzo Morning Miami Heats
Ray Allen Milwaukee Bucks
Allan Houston New York Knicks
Stephon Marbury New Jersey Nets
Jerry Stackhouse Detroit Pistons
Anthony Mason Miami Heats
Glenn Robinson Milwaukee Bucks
Latrell Spewell New York Knicks
Antonio Davis Toronto Raptors
Dikembe Mutombo Atlanta Hawks
Theo Ratliff Philadelphia 76ers

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Here the full game: (https://mega.nz/#F!K5BgkACT)
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Boxscore:(https://www.basketball-reference.com/allstaNBA_2001.html)
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2019.11.25 22:50 whiskyhighball Trade Exception ideas

We are still sitting on an $11.8 million trade exception, which would allow us to take back a player making a salary at or less than that amount. If we don't use it by the trade deadline, it represents a missed opportunity and a failure in asset management for our front office -- we passed on using approximately $14 million in cap space to stay over the cap specifically to preserve that trade exception. $14m could have probably brought in a starter level guy. If we don't actually use the trade exception, we tried to outsmart ourselves and just ended up wasting an opportunity to field the best team possible in a year that Luka has turned into an MVP contender.
We don't have any real cap space of note next summer assuming Hardaway Jr. doesn't opt out - not enough to operate as an under the cap team as the Full MLE exceeds our estimated cap space (~$8m). Also, the trade exception can't be bundled with other players to match salaries - the salary has to fit 100% into the exception, although, players can be included as a bundle that matched the salary for additional players. (i.e. we could take back a bad contract with the trade exception and get a good contract back while sending out matching salary for that good contract.)
So: what kind of players are we looking at? If we can find a player that is on the books this year and next year, it should leave the precious 2021 cap space untouched, but even an expiring guy could help us in the playoffs. Teams that are in the playoff hunt aren't looking to give away decent talent for nothing (which is basically what a trade exception does.) Teams in or near the tax would probably be more willing to ditch talent. Teams that are bad are probably not going to give up great rising young talent on their rookie deals either.
So let's take a look at our options:
Detroit is my favorite trade partner. $23m over the cap (right on the luxury tax brink) and sitting at a .313 win percentage. Tony Snell ($11.3m) is shooting 45% from 3 on a high ratio. Langston Galloway ($7.3m) is shooting 44% from 3 and has a career high 56.8% eFG%. Derrick Rose ($7.3m) need no introduction. Any of those three would be interesting trades.
The Memphis Grizzlies are $16m over the cap and bad. Kyle Anderson ($9m + $1.3m trade kicker), Jae Crowder ($7.8m), Tyus Jones ($8.4m) and Josh Jackson ($7m) all fit in the range.
The Knicks have a bunch of vets for no reason as a team going nowhere. Wayne Ellington ($8m), Taj Gibson ($9m), Elfrid Payton ($8m), Reggie Bullock ($4m) - the latter out with a herniated disc until at least next month. Those guys are just stunting their young guys' development while winning them more games than they'd want to.
Cleveland is $22m over the cap and sitting at a .313 win percentage. John Henson ($8.7m) might be a great candidate to target, but he's just on his first game back from an extended hamstring injury. Injury prone guy, but always seems like the kinda guy Carlisle would maximize. Matthew Dellavedova ($9.6m) fits the space, but they'd have to include some other asset since he's super awful right now - 4.1 PER, 11.5% from 3. Both guys are expiring this year.
The Pelicans are at $9.2m over the cap and will have to pay big bucks to keep Ingram next summer. They may still make a playoff run when Zion gets back, but E'Twaun Moore ($8.6m) is shooting 40% from 3. He is expiring. Darius Miller ($7.2m) is out for the season with an Achilles injury, but we could take his contract and get another asset for doing so. His 2020 money is unguaranteed.
The Washington Wizards are $18m over the cap and bad. C.J. Miles ($8.7m), Thomas Bryant ($8m), Davis Bertans ($7m) and Ish Smith ($6m) are all possibilities.
Al-Farouq Aminu ($9.2m) is being wasted in Orlando where there is a glut of PFs. Only problem is his salary goes until 2022.
OKC is $24m over the cap in the luxury tax. Andre Roberson ($10.7m) is really the only guy that fits our exception though. He's got a knee injury and hasn't played since 2017-18, so they'd have to give us something, but they'll probably just let him expire. This is probably a do-not-want for Carlisle and most Mavs fans, but Nerlens Noel ($2m) makes just enough that dumping him gets them out of the luxury tax.
Cristiano Felicio ($8.2m) on the Bulls...
Some of these players may take a 2nd round pick to sweeten the deal, others may require that team to give us a pick to sweeten the deal for us. Any other ideas?
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2019.10.29 15:59 ArphtheFC Arph's West All Stars

West - Offensive All Stars

Quaterback:
First Team - Cody Fajardo
When Zach Collaros went down in week 1 I along with many other Riders fans thought the season was over. What we didn't expect was the Riders finishing in contention for first place in the west following an MOP calibre season from the backup Cody Fajardo. Fajardo has been the best QB in the league all season throwing for 4300 yards, 18 touchdowns on a 71.5% completion percentage and rushing for another 611 and 10 touchdowns. There was many games (thinking about this recent Eskimos game in particular) where Fajardo carried his team to a victory. I'm excited for the future in Saskatchewan.
Second Team - Bo Levi Mitchell
Stats don't tell the whole picture and while its true that in three more games Trevor Harris had better stats than Bo, it can't be stated how great Bo has been down the stretch WHEN IT COUNTS. 3181 yards, 18 touchdowns to 10 picks and a completion percentage of 67.4, I think what has set Bo apart from everyone else this season is his insane pocket presence. Its almost impossible to sack this guy. I fucking hate him but I will never deny his talent. If he could get the arrogance and hero ball out of his head he'd be an all time great.
Honorable Mention - Trevor Harris
This is going to be controversial, but Trevor Harris is the most overpaid game manager in the league. Look his stats are great, 4027 yards, 16 touchdowns to 6 picks and a 72 percentage rate. But the same old woes haunt Harris: he can't finish drives. Edmonton has the record they have because of the coach yes, but the offense just couldn't get it done and Harris is almost anti clutch. Maybe he shuts me up I don't know, but I don't see it.
Runningback:
First Team - Andrew Harris*
I'm putting an asterisk here partly because of the steroids thing but mostly because it'll piss off Bombers fans. Andrew Harris had his best season to date if I'm not mistaken rushing for 1380 yards and 4 touchdowns as well as well as receiving a crazy 70 catches for 529 yards and 4 touchdowns in an offense geared towards rushing success (Chris Streveler almost had 1000 yards ffs). He was electric to start the season and almost unstoppable until his 2 game suspension where afterwards his production slipped just a bit, but still Harris is a ferocious runner and its surprising he has anything left in the tank. The bye week rest is the best thing for this offense.
Second Team - William Powell
William Powell was probably the most successfull running back in the league as he finished with the TD crown at 12 and 1057 yards to boot. He was great this season despite being blatantly ignored by playcalling. The best part is he's got fresh legs at this part of the season. Powell is he's a very unselfish teammate and can block as well as he can run.
HM - John White
John White was probably the perfect runningback. He did everything you can ask for: catch the ball, run the damn thing effectively and block for his QB in what was probably the worst offensive line in CFL modern history. His 1270 net yards and 8 touchdowns are a testimant to his abilities in an offensive system that didn't really favour him. They can build around this run game in BC.
Wide Receiver:
First Team (X4) - Bryan Burnham Reginald Begelton Shaq Evans Greg Ellingson
Brandon Banks got the crown but Bryan Burnham was a physical monster on the season boasting 1401 yards and 10 touchdowns and some of the most insane catches I've ever seen. What's wild is he produced these numbers in an offense that was falling a part around him and I dread to imagine what his numbers look like with a clean pocket.
Reggie Begelton became the guy for the Stamps this season and his 16 receptions for 1384 yards and 10 touchdowns with 2 QBs is as impressive as a feat as any. I think what makes Begelton so great is his route running which is surprisingly swift for such a big guy. He's shaping up to be the best receiver Bo has ever had.
Shaq Evans is the most improved player in the league and its not even close. Last season he had a bad BAD case of the drops and was frankly trash but this season was a completely different story. 71 receptions, 1320 yards and 5 touchdowns for the Riders premiere receiver and he did it against top guys like Delvin Breaux and Winston Rose. I only ever saw him shut down once and it was by Tre Roberson which is perfectly understandable. Not much is harder to stop than the Evans slant route.
Greg Ellingson is one of the most reliable receivers in league history and he's always always open. 86 receptions, 1170 yards and 5 touchdowns, Ellingson got it down once again this year.
Second Team (X4) - Eric Rogers Ricky Collins Kyran Moore Namaan Roosevelt
Eric Rogers despite the touchdowns isn't a first teamer because in my opinion he's not the most reliable guy (problem with drops) and he's the most penalized receiver in the league, even if he is money in the red zone. His 85 receptions for 1080 yards and 10 touchdowns is nothing to sneeze at but he could be way better than he is. Probably the best blocking receiver however.
Ricky Collins was another surprise this season and he was the top guy for a good part of the season boasting 78 receptions 1103 yards and 3 touchdowns. Edmonton has a really talented receiving corps with guys that've basically come out of nowhere.
Kyran Moore and Namaan Roosevelt turned the Riders receiving corps into a triple headed monster. Roosevelt is probably the better of the two because of his route running size and phsyicality but Kyran Moore is a slicer kind of a guy that can knife through a defense for big yards.
HM - Lamar Durant Hergy Mayala
Lamar Durant was having a great season until he unfortunately go injured and is probably the best Canadian receiver in the league and growing. If BC figures it out next year watch out for him to break out.
Hergy Mayala is probably my favourite receiver in the league and since fitting into the Stamps offense he's been Bo's most reliable target in recent weeks.
Offensive Tackle:
First Team - Stanley Bryant Derek Dennis
Stanley Bryant is still the top guy in the West yes but he had a down year compared to years past. He was still the best run blocker in the league by a good margin but his pass blocking took a hit this season and he got beat quite a few times.
Derek Dennis is the other side of the same coin, a dominant pass blocker (probably best in the league) but his run blocking needs work. Probably the most well rounded blocker in the league though.
Second Team - Jamarcus Hardrick Nila Kasitati
JaMarcus Hardrick was brutal this season in pass protection which was rare. Still dominant in the run game yes but he allowed way too many guys to blow by him in the passing game. Nila Kasitati is still very raw for the Stamps but this kid is improving week to week and he's going to be a good one in a year or two.
HM - Joel Figueroa
Not saying much but Figueroa was the only BC Lions lineman that was good this season. If he wasn't stranded on an island we might've seen a first team nod.
OG:
First Team - Matt O'Donnell Shane Bergman
Matt O'Donnell was an absolute. monster at guard this season physically dominating every single defender he came across. Not only that but O'Donnell was an absolute force in all three aspects: run blocking, pass blocking and pull blocking and honestly he was probably the best lineman this season. Shane Bergman is probably the most underrated lineman in the league and is an ever reliable force in the run and pass game. He's a better Spencer Wilson basically.
Second Team - Dakoda Shepley Dariusz Bladek
Shep was the biggest surprise this season filling in for the injured Brandon LaBatte and Phillip Blake and he performed those duties to the letter. He was a monster in the run and started poorly in the pass but got better and better as the season went on. Bladek had a great year as the monkey wrench for the Riders but I think fundlementally he needs to work on his hand work because he gets beaten by smaller guys.
HM - Geoff Gray
After hearing about Geoff Gray all offseason I can attest to the kid and say he had a good year at guard for the Bombers. He's still pretty raw but I think in a couple years he'll transform into a top guard.
OC: First Team - Dan Clark
Dan Clark was the best centre in football this year and anyone who doubts that needs to watch the BC Lions game. He's an absolute machine in run blocking and pull blocking and I think his football IQ was a big reason for Fajardo's success this season.
Second Team - Michael Couture
Couture continues to be one of the better run blocking guards in football but I think his pass blocking took a dive. Still a talent.
HM Ucambre Williams - Ucambre Williams had a great season primarily as a pass blocker but he's got lingering issues with injury. He's probably one of the better young talents in the league on the line and I hope his injury woes go away.
Kicker:
First Team - Sean Whyte
He received the Ward effect (forced to bail out a shitty red zone offense) but that doesn't make what Whyte did this season any less impressive. He went 47/53 which was good for 88 percent and did it mostly from range which is the crazy part to me. Whye almost single handedly bailed his team out this season lol.
Second Team - Sergio Castillo
Unfortunately since he's on a bad team he's not talked about much but Sergio Castillo was money this season kicking the ball. 40/44 with the best percentage in the league at 91 percent and like Whyte most of this was from distance. The Lions special teams might be ass but they got a great kicker.
HM - Brett Lauther
Brett Lauther had a down year, I'll be the first to admit it. It doesn't change the fact that he went 30/35 which was good for 85.7%, most of it coming from range and Lauther had the most walk-offs of any kicker in the league this season. If he didn't have a groin injury we might've seen a different result but still it was a good year for the good ol NS boy.

West Division - Defensive All Stars

Defensive End:
First Team - Charleston Hughes Willie Jefferson
Charleston Hughes was great this year don't get me wrong, and his 15 sacks and 6 fumble take the crown but its strange, but I think he sandbags the second half of the season so he can keep up in the playoffs. His play clearly dips down the stretch and he lets himself get sealed off easy. He's still an absolute force and probably one of the top two edge rushers in the game but I'm curious to see if I'm right or not.
Willie Jefferson is still one of the most impactful defenders in the league and his 12 sacks, pick and 8 fumbles only illustrate that. Sometimes it felt like Jefferson was a one man wrecking crew for the Bombers defense and I can think of at least 3 instances where he won the game for his team. Imagine if he was on a team with Hughes?
Second Team - Cordarro Law Kwaku Boateng
I'll be the first to admit I wondered what kind of season Law would have without Micah Johnson and Hughes on the edge but he shut me up and put up a reliable 10 sack year and was one of the only reliable edge rushers on a softer Calgary front 4. Kwaku Boateng's 8 sacks isn't a testimate to a down year in fact I blame it on the fact that the rest of the Eskimo defense was so good that it impacted Boateng, but this kid is going to be special.
HM - Shawn Lemon
Lemon was the worst defensive end in the league until he got traded to BC and then balled the fuck out putting up 9 sacks in 13 games. If they put someone opposite of Shawn Lemon that D could reach next level.
Defensive Tackle:
First Team - Almondo Sewell Mike Moore
Almondo Sewell and Mike Moore were so unstoppable this season in the defensive interior. 17 sacks and 3 fumbles between the pair of them, Sewell was once again a monster in the run game and Mike Moore picked up any slack in the pass rush. If Edmonton can retain these guys that line is going to be frightening for a while.
Second Team - Drake Nevis Michael Rose
Drake Nevis was the leagues best run stopper and its not even close. The man is a MACHINE against the run and even if he doesn't make up for it in the pass rush, he's basically the sole reason the Bombers completely shut out opposing rushing attacks. Michael Rose had a good year replacing Micah Johnson, 5 sacks from the interior is nothing to scoff at and I think as the season went on he became a better run stopper than he was at the start of the year.
HM - Micah Johnson
Johnson was a bit of a let down this season. 4 sacks for him this season in 14 games and at times I felt like Zach Evans and Mack Henry were more effective run stoppers. I think it comes down to adjusting to a new system and I'm hoping he picks it up because he's still an insanely talented defensive tackle.
Weak Side Linebacker:
First Team - Cameron Judge
This was close as can but Cameron Judge was a machine for the Riders and did everything you could ask for. HIs 59 tackles, 5 sacks and 2 turnovers were among the highest at his position and he was a true sideline to sideline tackler.
Second Team - Nate Holley
Nate Holley is more found gold for the Stamps at linebacker. 69 tackles a sack and two turnovers for the rookie. The reason I put him behind Judge was because I felt like Holley was slightly worse in pass coverage than Judge despite finishing with more tackles. The Stamps have the deepest linebacking corps in the league and its crazy.
HM - Vontae Diggs
The trouble with evaluating Edmonton this season is that with scheme its hard to properly see talent for what it is. Lots of guys jobs got easier because of the talent aroudn them, Nick Ushers 6 sacks come to mind. What I have no doubts about are the pure talents of Vontae Diggs who had himself a whale of a season filling in for Jovon Santos-Knox and he finished with 64 tackles, 2 sacks and 3 turnovers. Transition him to Sam and move Unamba to the slot and I think this defense gets 10 times better.
Middle Linebacker:
First Team - Wynton McManis
For the record I called this last year, I KNEW that Wynton McManis was going to be a stud for the Stamps but I didn't know to what capacity. He's the most verstile linebacker in the league taking reps at each position and he finished the season with 82 tackles, 2 sacks and 2 turnovers despite only playing 14 games. What makes him different than Greenwood and Holley is that McManis is athletic enough to perform in the passing game as well as phsyical enough to dominate in the run game. Wish he was on my team.
Second Team - Solomon Elimimian
I was excited when the Riders brought in Solly because he's the smartest defensive player in the league and a great player coach, but on top of that he had a great season at Mike recording 85 tackles, 4 sacks and a turnover in 14 games for the Riders. The special thing about his play this year too is that he got better and better as the season went on and his audibles were invaluable to the success of the Riders D.
HM - Cory Greenwood
At the start of the season I said Cory Greenwood was a poor mans Alex Singleton. I was horribly wrong. Until his unfortunate injury Greenwood was far and away the best linebacker in the game and in 12 games he put up 79 tackles, 2 sacks and 5 turnovers. Greenwood was the surest tackler and a dominant run stopper and it sucks hard that he got hurt.
Strong Side LB:
First Team - Derrick Moncrief
Wasn't sure how the Riders were going to replace Sam Eguavoen last season but Derrick Moncrief had himself a year at Sam posting 69 tackles, 4 sacks, 3 picks and a forced fumble. Assuming he doesn't go south, if he spends a season working on his pass coverage I think Moncrief is going to be a better talent than Jerell Freeman.
Second Team - Don Unamba
Even playing only 11 games, Unamba was a threat at Sam and probably the best blitzer in the league registering 40 tackles, 6 sacks and 3 turnovers.
HM - Jamar Wall
The fact that Jamar Wall is still producing at his age is a testiment to his abilities and his 67 tackles at SAM in a loaded linebacking corps is special.
Boundary Corner:
First Team - Tre Roberson Winston Rose
You just can't throw against Tre Roberson. By far the best DB in the league this year, Tre Roberson's ability to bait the QB into a pick is the best I've seen in this game since Ryan Phillips used to rob people in BC. His 7 picks, 2 fumble recoveries and 2 touchdowns are what makes him the leagues most impactful DB and what makes him so much better than the next few guys is that Roberson is probably the best open field tackling DB and a great run support DB. Crazy that this is only year 2 because he plays like a seasond vet.
Winston Rose finished with the interception crown boasting a great 9 picks in a secondary that was pretty much ripped apart. Unlike Roberson, Rose did no baiting or relied on the other secondary members but rather beat his men on pure coverage skills. Why BC let him go is beyond me, but Winston Rose has come up with some of the Bombers more clutch picks. He's worse than Roberson because he's been beaten to a pulp at least twice by opposing receivers, but all in all he's on of the top guys in the league.
Second Team - Nick Marshall Garry Peters
Besides attitude Nick Marshall's greatest hinderance is speed, but don't let Riders fans convince you otherwise he had a good year against number ones. He's somewhat of an anomaly really, alot of plays I've seen him get beaten on have been near perfect passes in fantastic coverage by him, but he has a clear problem with guys like Rhymes and Burnham. Marshall picked up his game as the season went on and his 4 picks illustrate that.
Garry Peters had a great season despite getting no help from his defensive line and his run game support and 5 turnovers are among the highest at his position. Peters did a great job this season shadowing number ones too.
HM - Raheem Wilson
Raheem Wilson had a great season at wide for the Stamps and while he didn't produce quite like Roberson or Metchie, he's been another strong DB in a backfield full of them.
Defensive Halfback:
First Team - DaShaun Amos TJ Lee
DaShaun Amos is probably one of the best zone cover DBs in the league and much like Roberson his 5 interceptions are a testiment to his cover skills. He's a bit worse in the run and a worse tackler than Roberson but he's still a damn fine DB.
TJ Lee is an amazing cover man and an underrated tackler. I know he doesn't have the stats but he's one of the top 5 lockdown DB's in this league and he's getting better and better in run support. He was stuck on a shitty defense otherwise he might be ranked higher to me.
Second Team - Marcus Sayles Brandon Smith
Marcus Sayles started so well but he began to eat crow and get abused as the season went on but his 8 total turnovers are still a hallmark for his position.
Much like Jamar Wall the fact that Brandon Smith is still doing it at this age is incredible. He's probably one of the best run stopping DB's in the league.
HM - Loucheiz Purifoy
I think Loucheiz Purifoy is one of the more underrated DB's in the league and he's a reliable shut down guy in the Riders defensive backfield. Reminds me of Tristan Jackson
Safety:
First Team - Royce Metchie
Of the two top safeties in the West, Royce Metchie is the better of the two when it comes to coverage. He's a robber back there.
Second Team - Mike Edem
Royce Metchie has the coverage skills and Mike Edem has the run stopping ability. As far as safeties go Edem is along at the top when it comes to stopping the run and open field tackling and he's been a reliable back end defender for the Riders this season
HM - Jeff Hecht
Jeff Hecht is a goon but I thought he was a better safety for the Bombers than Taylor Loffler was because he could both cover and stop the run. He's probably the slowest DB in the league though.
*Punter: *
First Team - Rob Maver
He might not have the gaudy stats but Rob Maver is still the king pin pun intended. He's the best punter in the league at trapping opposing offenses inside the 20 and he's been a big reason for the Stamps success this season.
Second Team - Justin Medlock
Medlock is still a very reliable two way kickepunter and his job punting this season was a great boon to his team. The Bombers have the best special teams in the leauge and 90% of it is Medlock.
HM - Jon Ryan
I've never seen a punter be so good and so bad at the same time. One one hand he's averaging 50 yards a punt and scored 12 points, but on the other hand he constantly outkicks his coverage and has one of the highest net averages in the league because of it.
KPR:
First Team - Janarion Grant
Terry Williams might have the yards but no returner was more impactful this season than Janarion Grant and his 3 touchdowns and 1191 yards in 11 games makes him one of the best returners in the league.
Second Team - Terry Williams
Not the flashiest returner but Terry Williams is the most reliable fielding 1550 yards and a score in 16 games. Special teams are a big reason for the Stamps continued success.
HM - Loucheiz Purifoy
Purifoy ended the season as the leagues best punt renturner fielding 1100 yards and a score but he got no reps in kick return.
ST
First Team - Kerfalla-Emmanuel Exume
Kerfalla-Emmanuel Exume was a machine in the cover games this season registering 25 tackles along with his partner in crime Mike Miller.
Second Team - Mike Miller
The wily vet Mike MIller had another great season at ST posting 25 tackles.
HM - Nate Holley
Holley was an equally effective special teamer registering 20 tackles.

West Awards

MOP: Cody Fajardo Hon: Andrew Harris*
DPOY: Willie Jefferson Hon: Charleston Hughes
STOY (Special Teamer of the Year): Kerfalla-Emmanuel Exume Hon: Janarion Grant
MOC: Andrew Harris* Hon: Cameron Judge
MIP Offensive: Cody Fajardo Hon: Shaq Evans
MIP Defensive: Drake Nevis Hon: Cameron Judge
COTY: Craig Dickenson Hon: Dave Dickenson
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2019.08.25 15:21 lavta Best Players to Have Never Played in the NBA

u/WinesburgOhio suggested me to write this, so thanks to him. And I apologise for delivering so late lol.
OK, so I struggled with the ranking somewhat because I'd like to give it more of a thought and explain that thought process as well in such a ranking. This isn't an easy ranking to do. But I also think deep dives on these players could be done in the future if it's welcomed here as the sub grows more. Then again, I'm not sure if this needs to be such a detailed thing because ultimately this sub is about 20th century NBA and this topic is literally about players who have never played a minute in it. But anyway, we'll see if there's interest for deep dives into these players in the future and maybe do it then. For now, I'll give some information and I'm all open to answer any questions if you have any about this topic and these players in the comments section as someone who's as much interested in European basketball history as I'm in NBA history.
10) Miki Berkovich
Maccabi Tel Aviv is a basketball powerhouse with 6 Euroleague titles (tied for 3rd most) and Berkovich's arrival to the club is seen as largely responsible for the first two titles. He had a good supporting cast but he was the best player in those championship teams and is considered as the best Israeli player ever.
Since there's not that much footage available from his era, sadly I am not that informed about his game but he always striked me as the popular European scoring wing archetype who shoot all over the floor. But perhaps with lesser handles than his contemporary legends of the same player archetype.
He apparently flirted with the NBA. After Eurobasket 1989 where he was the MVP of the tournament for Israel national team, Atlanta Hawks and New Jersey Nets offered him but he could not get out of his Maccabi contract and they had to settle the case over civil court. Ultimately his pro career was spent for playing Israeli clubs. He's a Maccabi Tel Aviv legend but the fact that he played for 3 other Israeli teams after his MTA career, and a MTA rival makes me think it was not such a smooth relationship as well as that civil court case.
Here he is against a teen Drazen in 1983 Eurobasket: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exHslugXkcc
In a 1983 Euroleague match with Maccabi Tel Aviv (he's no:9): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRHlnKMoKyI
In a 1982 Euroleague match with MTA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpDswIPw0sA
A highlight mix of his: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dTSpRsKS38 that consists of the 1981 Euroleague Final winner at the end. Such an iconic and odd shot. Virtus Bologna was leading Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Final but Maccabi is inbounding the ball from their own half SLOB. They locate all the players in their own half. Virtus defence has a brainfart and nobody guards their own half. Berkovich starts to make a run on open court and makes the layup for the championship winning basket. You can see the demise and despair of Virtus players after.
9) Oscar Schmidt
Best Brazilian basketball player ever and the man with the most total points scored in professional basketball history.
Most impressive thing about him would be his longevity though. He has crazy longevity. Most European basketball players don't have great longevity because of the brutal demands of European basketball. It takes a toll on their bodies. So as someone who has spent 13 years of his career in Europe as well as his entire prime, it's admirable.
Oscar was no passer. No defender. He was just a pure scorer and a pure shooter. His game was quite literally %95 about shooting. And he's one of the best shooters ever. Shooting ability + half hooks is basically his entire game. An off-ball scoring ability similar to Reggie Miller with just a little less gravity. He's seen handling the ball with Brazil NT but his club career was mostly spent working off screens. He'd drive every now and then for 1-2 motion finishes with traditional layups. Similar to Klay Thompson in that regard. Remember how Klay drives every now and then, and finishes a layup with a 1-2 step motion and looks fundamentally sound doing it? That's exactly how Schmidt looks during those. And how frequently he drives in his game is about the same as how frequently Klay Thompson drives in his game.
That shooting though. One/Two dribble pull-ups off the catch, spot ups, catch and shoots, off balance shots, a loooot of makes despite two players contesting it at the same time, deep 3s, transition pull-ups. His touch is insane.
He's a one-dimensional player who's honestly transcendent at what he's one-dimensional about: shooting and by that extension, scoring.
He's an off-ball scorer who takes advantages of screens, shoots and makes unbalanced shots, tough shots, shots with different feet alignment, half-hooks under the rim, those Klay Thompson like traditional layups with drives to the rim every now and then and that is it.
Re: the effectivenes of his half hooks, and this is evident in Olympics too, his half hooks are made on Sabonis when Sabonis was the defensive anchor. Sabas is a tall and lengthy dude, Oscar is able to just flick his half-hooks over him. He makes those half-hooks over some lengthy & tall help defenders routinely.
His game was literally off-ball scoring with shooting, some transition buckets, some drives and those traditional layups every now and then, some drives/post-ups with half hooks. And majority of the time, those post-ups and drives with half-hooks happen because he's lurking around the corner and shot clock is running out or whatever, they just give the ball to him, he either immediately pull-ups for a shot as he routinely attempted and made tough, tough, tough, contested shots, or he sort of drives in 2 seconds, and uses those half hooks over his man or a defensive helper, or he turns his back and "emergency post-ups" in that short amount of time, he gets some traction towards basket but nothing huge since he has no post-up moves or footwork, so he just turns and does the half hook over his man after a few seconds.
I think he is overrated due to his famous scoring record. He was a transcendent shooter, a sublime scorer and provided valuable off-ball movement to his offence with considerable gravity. But he's a black hole who rests on defence.
JuveCaserta was a solid team but he never played for a powerhouse. He achieved some important things but it seems to me that both he and his teams underperformed relative to some other legendary 80s Euroball players and their teams.
His JuveCaserta making Cup Winners' Cup Final in 1989 against Real Madrid is a notable accomplishment. His duel here with Drazen where Drazen scored 62 and Oscar 44 was insane: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATl8bnv1peo
Also his recent interview with FIBA is peak Oscar: https://youtu.be/6h4OtY-An2s?t=628
8) Drazen Dalipagic
We are continuing with scoring wings. Dalipagic is another scoring wing of 80s in Euroball who shot all over the floor. Schmidt separated himself from that archetype by a little by not using mid-range so much and operating off-ball a lot more. Whereas Dalipagic's separateness from that archetype moreso comes from his handles and his driving ability to get to the rim.
He was not an elite passer or whatever but his vision was superior to guys like Berkovich and Schmidt (also Mirza Delibasic to give another contemporary of his from the same archetype and to Sergei Belov going back to 70s and 60s).
There's too many videos on him on youtube so I'm not going to link any, if you wish to search you can find him playing against a young Michael Jordan in exhibition, scoring absurd amount of points against quality European teams, duelling with Toni Kukoc and his team that was the most dominant squad in European basketball history at old age. I wish there was more footage from his prime at Partizan and Real Madrid though.
His touch is off the charts naturally as it is with this player archetype. Shoots more mid-range than Oscar Schmidt though. He rocks a right foot dominant feet alignment on his shot, which is worth nothing as it was less common then than it is now but his shot balance is quite consistent probably because of it.
7) Dimitris Diamantidis
One of the best perimeter defenders ever. One of the smartest basketball players ever. And a masterful p&r operator with impressive deceleration.
He was truly an all around player. Not a volume scorer. Never really looked for his shot unless either the possession demanded it or it was 4th period time for clutch shots. So absurdly clutch on both ends of the court.
I honestly am not sure why I should spend a lot of text describing him. He's a 21st century player with many stans all over Europe (but of course especially Panathinaikos fans in Greece as he's a PAO legend) so there is no shortage of his basketball game on youtube to watch.
He was a significant part of Greece's golden generation that won Eurobasket 2005. And finished 2nd in 2006 World Cup. And he was smart enough to change his game on the basis of his versatility. He was the primary creator and tall point guard of certain PAO teams that were less talented. But he played as a wing next to other guards when PAO had other star guards. That type of ceiling raising team construction is crucial to European basketball which is a lot more similar to European football than the NBA in that regard (and in general as well).
I'll just link the beginning of his jersey retirement cerenomy that was held separately as an event with no match involved. Fans just came to honour their legend and bid farewell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTHebo-2RkU
6) Dino Meneghin
Finally a big, a centre.
Remember the talk on longevity on the Oscar section? Digest this: Meneghin had a 28 year pro career.
Yes, he is the longevity king. A complete antithesis of European basketball in living form.
He was actually drafted by Atlanta Hawks but never played there.
He has won 7 Euroleagues (which is way higher than anyone else) and countless other championships including 12 Italian League titles at Serie A.
Let's put his longevity into perspective: He was the best player of Varese that dominated Euroleague in 1970s as they won 5 titles. Varese won all of their titles in that period with 5. Yet they are still the 5th most team with the most Euroleague championships. Meneghin spent 14 seasons in Varese. That's just most Euroball legends' career durations.
Then he spent a decade more at Olimpia Milano at 80s and became an Olimpia Milano legend as well during their best decade. Olimpia Milano is the most successful Italian basketball club ever (although they have 3 Euroleague titles to Varese's 5).
Then he spent another 4 years playing still at high level basketball even if his contribution to the teams became not high level at 90s.
He was a two-way centre that was not a creator offensively but a finisher. He was quite skilled offensively as he could shoot, pass, dribble but non at elite level. Was not a volume scorer. And this is hard to gauge with limited footage but I take it his impact was mostly felt on defence.
Sadly most footage online on him is from his Milano career where he was not in his prime. He was still a considerable contributor to Olimpia Milano's dynamic 80s teams especially defensively but would like to have more footage from 70s with Varese where he seemed to be a more springy big with more dynamism on the court.
Best Italian player ever.
5) Radivoj Korac
Honestly no clue how to rank him. His scoring numbers was insane, everyone who watched him raves about him, people honour him all the time but all the footage we have is few clips where he showcases his touch and looks agile enough. But just few clips. So he might be higher. Possibly lower but doubt so.
He played in 50s and 60s, he's revered dearly in European basketball sphere and I don't have doubts he'd be a superb nba player. But I don't have enough footage to describe his game and lay out his performances.
I vaguely remember he caught one or two of Oscar Robertson/Bill Russell/Red Auerbach praise when the assembled NBA team competed against European squads in 60s for exhibition. I remember reading something like that years ago, one or two of them with praises of Korac.
4) Dejan Bodiroga
The man, the myth, the legend. There is not one person who does not like him. Single most adored player in Europe after Drazen. The cause of sex, droga, Bodiroga mania. He's commonly referred to as God which ironically offends him because he's a devout religious person.
Olympiacos vs Panathinaikos is one of the fiercest rivalries on the history of human kind. Those two sides hate each other with a burning passion. Bodiroga was a Panathinaikos legend.
In one of the derbies played between the two teams, Olympiacos player Milan Tomic punched him in a skirmish.
Milan Tomic was a fellow Serbian player like Bodiroga. He is the head coach of Crvena Zvezda now, the Serbian powerhouse. Some Crvena Zvezda fans still hate their coach today solely because he punched Bodiroga once in that match. To add further context into this, Crvena Zvezda fans and Olympiacos fans are very close. Like, Crvena Zvezda fans hate Panathinaikos as well because they are Olympiacos' archrivals. But those same fans hate their coach now because he punched a Panathinaikos legend as an Olympiacos player. That's the sort of transcendent acclaim Bodiroga has.
Bodiroga was a supreme scorer. In a way he embodies European basketball because his game was a super technical play with slow pace. He played so slow. But super technical. That's the European game in essence. His footwork, touch, handles were off the charts. Super efficient scorer, quite clutch, big game player, volume scorer even in top teams and does it all without monopolising the ball one bit. He doesn't need to hold the ball to score. But is not dependent on others as he can score with the ball as well so he's not a primarily off-ball player or anything. He was a plus passer who moved the ball, but not an elite one. Defensively, his feet being slow did not help him but his size and big chest slowed down attackers. Net neutral defender under FIBA rules.
Popularised el latigo. It was named because of him even though he was not the creator of it. The first one seen doing it was Dragan Kicanovic, another name who could have been on this list but isn't. The move I'm talking about is known as "shammgod" in the US btw.
Ridiculously competitive. Zeljko Obradovic is the GOAT coach that strives for perfection more than anybody you know, when he points out Bodiroga's work ethic as perfect, you know it is. Obradovic complains about how other players don't work 8 hours a day like Bodiroga used to. He has 3 Euroleague titles and 2 World Cups and is truly seen as a basketball god as much as he loathes it.
He played in 90s and 2000s so there is a lot of footage online on him but I don't like any of his highlight mixes as they are not comprehensive enough, poorly done, etc. And he really impresses when you watch the full match moreso than highlights.
3) Nick Galis
Undersized scoring SG. Master scorer. He was so great that I still feel like not putting Giannis as the best Greek player ever despite the fact that Giannis is clearly better than him. But Galis was so great that I feel like wanting couple more years from Giannis or a big WC run this September for a Greek championship.
Different to most other prolific European scorers, he made his difference by slashing moreso than by shooting. Not only he was a quick short guard that read the attack angles both vertically and horizontally on the court incredibly; but he also had great control in the air, balance and pure touch to flip shots and make them.
He was a capable shooter especially from mid-range but he is the worst shooter among the perimeter players in this list.
He liked to attack generally but was not a black hole. He was a plus passer that found teammates when the defence collapsed on him but he was a ball dominant player as much as you can be ball dominant within European basketball play, its norms and structure.
Defence was an issue with him. His backcourt partner Giannakis at Aris and Greece national team both; was a plus defender so he covered for him. Galis was an undersized SG without meaningful defensive ability or effort after all.
He's quite revered as well. There is one particular youtube fan channel about him that shares hundreds of hours of Galis tapes via highlights or full matches.
He led Greece to 1987 Eurobasket title. That's seen as the championship that skyrocketed basketball's popularity in Greece.
Aris was good even if not as good as to win Euroleague titles, he had important achievements there even if he did not play in any Euroleague Final.
The way he frequently attacked the rim and made layups over giant centres is astonishing. There is one layup against prime Sabonis in 1987 Eurobasket that is especially iconic.
2) Kresimir Cosic
An all around centre. And built his game based upon the threat of his all aroundness. Not a transcendent passer centre like Jokic, Sabonis, Boerwinkle, Divac, Walton and so on but just a level below that.
Hanged around higher up on the court a lot and made passes, executed DHOs, or just shot the ball.
His shot is the thing. Fluid mechanics and shoots the ball from various spots on the court. Brilliant turnaround jumper and makes contested shots.
What I mean by him using his threat of his all aroudness is stuff like faking DHOs to drive or searching for cutters but giving up to shoot when his defenders focuses on cutters.
He literally handles the ball like a point guard and rejects screens to get to his spot on the court to shoot as well. Not a volume scorer though.
Defensively his reading of the actions and positioning seem excellent. He used those as well as his physical profile to be an impactful defensive anchor.
There's not too much footage on him either but his impact looks superb with what his presence and absence do for his teams and his basketball IQ was elite on both ends.
1) Sergei Belov
His playing style and archetype mirrors his talented wing companions of the same era. Primary scoring wing with pass flow and shifty ball handling.
So I can say from what I've seen, he was the primary scorer who got the easy task on defense for a relative rest but also seemed to be solid in staying in front of opponents, not leaving much for help defenders. But his defensive technique wasn't anything close to elite which is something I try to focus on because I believe it's a great indicator for players who have limited footage to guesstimate defensive level better outside of the available tape, especially for perimeter defenders. He separated himself from his era's other great Euro wings with better passing vision, not a volume passer but the type who always gives the right pocket pass, kick-out, etc. If those were available, he seemed to not miss open guys. But he takes a lot of tough shots as well, like when a play designed for him is defended well, he usually still takes a shot and makes a lot contested ones with the aid of seemingly elite footwork and shifty ball handling. He also looks superb as an off-ball scorer, knowing how to take advantage of screens, especially flare screens which were used a lot for him at the end of the set play. He also is superior in having an effective floater game compared to other wings of his archetype in 70s. Seen him forcing and making tough floaters over multiple defenders, usually his man and help defender. His comfort and adeptness with both the hop and 1-2 allows him to make tough shots, he also has a very balanced shot and can shoot it with different feet alignment. Just god-like footwork.
He's said to be a great crunch time performer. Also player-coached some even during his prime as said already, due to problems with Gomelsky time to time.
I came to appreciate him a little more as some CSKA Moscow fan started to unearth little more footage from his career.
Also the fact that he won the Euroleague for CSKA before Gomelsky (one of the best coaches ever) came to the club is a big plus.
He's not as good of a shooter as Oscar, not as good of a passer as Diamantidis, not as good of a ball handler like Bodiroga but his clutchness, big game performances, scoring output, helping out the team on both ends in areas needed, a supreme ability to make tough shots... Feels fitting to be the #1. An official committiee also voted him as the best FIBA player ever in 1991. Also did quite well coaching Russia national team in 90s.
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2018.08.12 21:54 iminterestingplease Part 36

Slowing down a little bit. Sorry again.
6160.(Music Lyrics change.)"Beaten what for? (What for?)"/"Beaten why for? (Why for?)"(Do any of their logos look off?)
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Passengers have changed.)(Freelance & Programming Tips And Tricks/Freelance & Programming Tipx And Trix)(As in the Facebook group.)(Is the whole thing with Program vs. Programme, and everything similar to it in terms of spelling off?)(Lots of Scott Harrison, mandela quantum effects, and Mandela Affected videos being affected by the green, and pink.)(New weird episodes of The Twilight Zone popping up.)(Does the Supergirl logo look off?)(The lungs go farther up.)(Cat with human-like face.)(Modernized font in Hi-Chew commercial.)(The Mike Tyson fight where he bit the ear now continues afterward.)(Person calls neighbor wrong name for 14 years, and other weird conversations.)(Jorts, and jhorts are now words.)(The trans fat ban has just started happening.)(Grey, and black Dunkin' Donuts sign.)(Sayed/Sayd/Said)(Do you remember Orange being pronounced different?)(Do you remember Mirror being pronounced different?)(Do you remember Crayon being pronounced different?)(Guage/Gauge, and pronunciation is off.)(Does the Greatist(Greatest?)website logo look off?)(All depictions of cartoon owls with yellow eyes.)(Does the Jot logo look off?)(Does the Brain Quest logo look off?)(Is anything about the US, Canada, or world population off?)(Does the Scottish rampart look off?)(Patronise/Patronize)(Was Grover from Sesame Street not originally brown?)(Does the Moonwalkers(The Moonwalkers?)logo look off?)(Were words like Moonwalk actual words?)(Does The Legend Of Sasquatch(Sasquach?)logo look off?)(Messing With Sasquatch/Messin' With Sasquatch)(Was there not multiple ways to spell Sasquatch, or was it spelled differently?)(Is the movie Se7en(Seven?)off in any way?)(Was it Deaf, Death, or Def Leppard, or Leppard?)(Is the movie Friday off?)(Connor McGregoConor McGregor)(Lots of Dollar Tree exclusive products, and signs they make have modernized fonts, and off, and connected letters.)(The Dream/The-Dream, and do any of his logos look off?)("There's nothing left to say."/"There's nothing I can say.")(Was it always the same as the first time?)(Ing to In' lyrics.)(Anything else off?)(Have you heard of Lake Ladoga?)(Jean Michael Jarre/Jean Michel Jarre)(Lots of people call Dollar Tree "Dollar Store", or, "The Dollar Store".)(Lollypop/Lollipop)(Lots of dead celebrities come back to life.)(Lots of celebrity birthdays change.)(Mike Willis/Mike Wills)(Was the plural of Pop Pop, and not Pops?)(Snyder's/Snyder's Of Hanover)(Flip Flop/Flip-Flop)(Does the Color Eazy logo look off?)(Was the Lay's slogan something different than I mentioned?)((Expanse/The Expanse)(Happy Holidays/Happy Holiday)(Are any of the lyrics off?)(Even more types of praying mantises.)(Were yield signs a different color, or shape?(Anything else off?)(There are a few popular international changes.)(Zeplin/Zeppelin)(Did Led Zeppelin originally get their name from misspelling Zepplin Zeppelin, or the other way around?)(Anything else off?)(Old Chef Boyardee logos had dashes in the name.)(The term Sugar Daddy goes back way further back now, and is even said in songs like Lovesick Blues by Hank Williams Sr.(Did he never say Sweet Daddy in any of his songs, and was Sweet Daddy never said back then either?)(Did he never say Daddy at all?)(Jamie Johnson/Jamey Johnson)(Was Jamey not an acceptable spelling of Jamie?)(Inate/Innate)(Any word that has double lettering similar to Unnamed.)(Tibet is larger now.)(Weird lighting, and thunderstorm.)(Do any of Aretha Franklin's logos look off?)(Did the Judge Judy logo change again?)(Does the end of Neither Can I by Slash's Snakepit(Snake Pit?)sound off to you?)(Do any of their logos look off?)(Jolly Time products have off names.)(Does the VMA logo look off?)(Does The Nun logo look off?)(Do you remember monkeys inhabiting the Rock Of Gibraltar, and no humans?)(Electric blue clouds appear over Antarctica in 2013.)(Vern Goslin/Vern Gosdin)(Blue spiders now exist.)(Blue moths now exist.)(Statue Of Liberty has black nose.)(Siemen/Siemens)(You Haul/U-Haul)(You Turn/U-Turn)(You Ball/U-Ball)(Do you remember A System Of A Down, A System Of The Down, The System Of A Down, or The System Of The Down?)(Does Jackie Kennedy shooting, and killing John F. Kennedy look even more obvious now?)(Has War Pigs by Black Sabbath changed in many different ways?)(Grage/Garage, and pronunciation is different.)(News Stand/Newstand/Newsstand)(Anything else surrounding this off?)(Are the lyrics in Paranoid Android by Radiohead(Radio Head?)off?)(Do any of their logos look off?)(Are the lyrics in Sabbath Bloody Sabbath by Black Sabbath off?)(Do any of their logos look off?)(Levi Stadium/Levis Stadium/Levi's Stadium)(Were the brand, and the stadium named differently, or the same?)(Violets release a chemical that causes you to forget what they smell like.)(Giraffe weevil now exists.)(Have you heard of the Bogdanoff(Bodganoff?)twins?)(Certain principles on how things work have changed.)(Big Bird's color seems off, and his beak, and other things about him.)(White, and red squirrels now exist.)(The Sun appearing to be orange, and other recent weird stuff recently.)(Have more lyrics in Have You Ever Seen The Rain by Creedence Clearwater Revival changed?)(Aliens Vs. PredatoAlien Vs. Predator, and is the logo off?)(Other names?)(Injustice For All/And Justice For All/...And Justice For All)(Do any of Billy Joel's logos look off?)(Ranch, most soda,(Was Soda plural for soda, and not Sodas?)most meats,(Was Meat plural for meat, and not Meats?)most Chovolates,(Was Chocolate plural for chocolate, and not Chocolates?)and most chip types taste off now.)("I was born in it, raised in it."/"I was born in it, molded by it.")(Is any other part of the quote off?)(Is Lasagna pronounced differently than before?)(Koala Care/Koala Kare)(Do you remember Credence, or Clearance Clearwater Revival?)(Lots of messed up Os, fots in Is, and other letters especially seen on semi trucks.)(There are now tons of old weird looking TVs.)(Minnie Mouse's dress used to be pink with white dotsall the time instead of red with white dots.)(Valiksburn94/Vailskibum94)(USS CalisteUSS Callister)(Ceelo Green/Cee Lo Green/CeeLo Green)(Paul Tibit/Paul Tibitt/Paul Tibbit/Paul Tibbitt)(Jim Carrey was now born in 1962 instead of 1963.)(Did The Smashing Pumpkins member Jimmy Chamberlin die, and is anything else about the band off?)(Did Al Capone die before he got out of prison?)(Verifocal/Varifocal)(The Professional//Leon/Leon: The Professional/Léon/Léon: The Professional)(Gigi Hadid/GiGi Hadid)(Arethra Franklin/Aretha Franklin)(Do you remember Zac, Zack, Zak, or Zach Efron, or Effron?)(Have you seen all the purple plants popping up recently?)(Have more lyrics in Piano Man by Billy Joel changed?)(Lots of messed up Ts in everything lately.)(Louie Armstrong/Louis Armstrong)(Louie C.K./Louis C.K.)(Lots of connected letters especially R, and A, and T, and T lately.)(Lampreys now exist.)(Velvet ants now exist.)(Starfish with lots of limbs.)(Have you heard of pinworm?)(Were sloths extinct?)("Log wood burning through the night."/"Log wood burning through the nights.")(Do any of his logos look off?)(Ing to In' lyrics in most reggae songs.)("The Holy Ghost was moving too."/"The Holy dove was moving too.")(Do any of his logos look off?)(Lots of weird gender animals, and plants, and weeds, and similar things can be male, or female now.)(Do any of the Courtyard Marriott logos look off?)(Bananas are completely weird in how they grow, and everything about them including taste, and other fruits, and vegetables taste different.)(The New Madrid earthquakes are no longer the deadliest earthquakes in history.)(There are now tons of weird fruits, and hybrid fruits.)(Weird facts about Clark Gable.)(Lots of weird things about Elvis now including color of outfits, voice, and less chubby.)(CasualGameReed/casualgamerreed)(Is the name of the last chapter of The Name Of The Rose different?)(Does the BWD logo look off?)(Does the Hotpoint logo look off?)(Is Psychic pronounced different?)(Do you remember only the first letter in a name having to be capitalized instead of other letters being acceptable too in some cases?)(The Chowder cartoon now has characters with yellow eyes.)(Are some of these singers, or bands that did songs you thought were done by someone else people you've never heard of?)(Barney has eyes in the actual The Flintstones cartoon that don't seem to match any online pictures in some cases.)(The DMV is now sometimes the BMV, and other names too.)(The location of Vienna has changed.)Almost all of the munchkin songs in The Wizard Of Oz have changed.)(I Am Lazlow/I AM LAZLOW)(Snow, rain, earthquakes, and other weird weather things happening more often, or in new places.)(Tarantula hawk wasp now exists.)(Is Louisiana pronounced different?)(Is Boogeyman pronounced different?)(Are the Boogeyman movie logos off?)(Has the chorus in Take Me Home Country Roads by John Denver reversed?)(Was it simply titled Country Roads?)(More aircraft changes.)(Video below.)(Weird square clouds.)(The location Dirty Dancing was filmed at seems to have changed a lot.)(Weird old invention that combined fridge, sink, 3 gas burners, storage drawer, and available with electric burners.)(Mother dogs chew off dew claws from their puppies' hind legs.)(Kettle Corn/Kettle Korn)(The latter is now used, and in other things.)(Underwater human coral sculptures now exist.)(Skinks now exist.)(Squabbits, and similar weird animals now exist.)(Words like Unnamed, Unneeded, and Irregular have double letters now.)(We have mysterious DNA.)(Weird red water.)(More small things in The Silence Of The Lambs changed.)(More small things about Elvis' life changed.)(Jonny Dep/Johnny Depp)(Weird rainbow rock.)(Detailed prediction of 1941 Pearl Harbor attack in 1937 newspaper.)(Were Pattie, and Patti not acceptable spellings of Patty?)(Nelson Mandela apparently visited Detroit, Michigan in 1990.)(Both versions of Spider-Man on the Spider-Man 3 cover have swapped places.)(Old Cheetos logos now had dashes, and dots in the name.)(Rebbie Jackson now exists.)(J. Jonah Jameson never says, "I want pictures of Spider-Man." in the Spider-Man movies.)(Are any of the lines in Oh, The Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss off?)(Honky Tonk Woman/Honky Tonk Women)(Do any of their logos look off?)("I put a spell on you, and now you're mine."/"I put a spell on you because you're mine.")(Any of the other lyrics off?)(Ing to In' lyrics?)(Any of her logos look off?)(Was Christian Bale American originally?)(More aircraft changes.)(Video below.)(After All/Afterall/After All)(Kris Kristopherson/Kris Kristoferson/Kris Kristofferson)(Other spellings?)(Do any of his logos look off?)(Mike Willis/Mike Wills)(Do any of his logos look off?)(Lots of Hank Williams Sr. songs sound better, and off now.)(Do you remember "That's not a knife, now that's a knife.", or "That's not a knife, now this is a knife."?)(King Tut photos are now messed up in color.)(More changes to Pour Some Sugar On Me by Def Leppard.)(A lot of Webb Pierce music has "Hear what you wanna hear." moments.)(Crocodiles, and alligators use swimming devices now.)(Honeybees sometimes drink blood.)(Lyrics to Colors Of The Wind from Pocahontas have changed.)(All Right vs. Alright, and similar words.)(Did Harry Potter have different colored eyes, and did Daniel Redcliffe have different colored eyes in general?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1DmvZOs6Mms
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=x29kZj-Q9Y8
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5u2gxGWtrf0
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igor_and_Grichka_Bogdanoff
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CIwYiM_Ik7Y
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WhHRXMORFYI
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=anpoqbVTyQw
6161.(Music Lyrics change.)"Go cat go!"/"Go go go!"(Was it the same both times in the song?)(Any of his other lyrics off?)(Do any of his logos look off?)
https://www.lyricsfreak.com/e/elvis+presley/blue+suede+shoes_20049053.html
6162.(Celebrity death that didn't happen.)Do you remember Aretha Franklin dying?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aretha_Franklin
6163.(Famous Actor name change.)Jean Claude Van Damn/Jean-Claude. Van Damme(Other spellings?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Claude_Van_Damme
6164.(Famous Actor name change.)Ralph Machio/Ralph Macchio€Other spellings?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Macchio
6165.(Famous Actress name change.)Terri HatcheTeri Hatcher(Other spellings?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teri_Hatcher
6166.(Famous Actress name change.)Pam GreePam Grier(Other spellings?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pam_Grier
Add-On: Do you remember these things not being pink, or green?(Links below.)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KaLaSBHFMmo
http://spongebob.wikia.com/wiki/Krusty_Krab_grill
http://spongebob.wikia.com/wiki/Eugene_H._Krabs
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DnkHf069fvA
6167.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Tina Turner singing If I Could Turn Back Time in the early to mid 80's instead of Cher in the late 80's to early 90's?(Ing to In' lyrics.)(Do either of any of their logos look off?)
https://genius.com/Cher-if-i-could-turn-back-time-lyrics
6168.(Real Life appearance change.)Do you remember Audrey Hepburn having black hair in Breakfast At Tiffany's instead of blonde highlights, and lighter colored hair?(Does the logo look off?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breakfast_at_Tiffany%27s_(film)
6169.(Date change.)Do you remember the first steam-powered automobile not being invented as far back as 1768??(Was the first steam car not invented as far back as 1672?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steam_car
6170.(Date change.)Do you remember the first jukebox not being invented as far back as 1889?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jukebox
6171.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the ending of Murder On The Orient Express never revealing everyone as the killer?(Any of the other endings off?)(Were there not multiple endings?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_on_the_Orient_Express
6172.(T.V. Show name change.)Hawaii 5.0/Hawaii 5-0/Hawaii Five-0(Other names?)(Does the theme song seem off?)(Do any of the band's logos look off?)(Video below.)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zdJV-cit-oI
6173.(T.V. Show name change.)Rocky And Bullwinkle/The Adventures Of Rocky And Bullwinkle And Friends(Do any of the logos of anything look off?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_Rocky_and_Bullwinkle_and_Friends
6174.(Fictional Character appearance change.)Do you remember Casper never having blue eyes?(Do any of the logos of anything look off?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casper_(film)
6175.(Movie Quote change.)"Mama says they'd take you anywhere."/"Mama said they'd take me anywhere."(Is the entire conversation off?)(Was it Chocolate, and not Chocolates?)(Was Chocolates not a word, or was it a word?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CJh59vZ8ccc
6176.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember there not being a campaign to stop robots in Geneva in April, 2018?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5417223/Russian-fisherman-reveals-strange-deep-sea-catches.html
6177.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember BigDog(Big Dog?)not being a thing?(Did the amount of time its been a thing changed?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/BigDog
6178.(Music Lyrics change.)"I'm not the leader of the kick-you-when-you're-down crusade."/"I'm not the leader of a kick-you-when-you're-down crusade."(Ing to In' lyrics.)
https://genius.com/Slashs-snakepit-mean-bone-lyrics
6179.(New species.)Have you heard of any of these sea creatures?(Anything else off?)(Link below.)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5417223/Russian-fisherman-reveals-strange-deep-sea-catches.html
6180.(Anatomy change.)Do you remember the Adam's Apple not being able to move from side to side, or make clicking noises?
https://www.steadyhealth.com/topics/my-adams-apple-is-able-to-move
6181.(Holiday name change.)Pentacost/Pentecost(Anything else surrounding this off?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentecost
6182.(Holiday name change.)Feast Of Tabernacle/Feast Of Tabernacles(Anything else surrounding this off?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukkot
6183.(Spelling change.)Supermissive Black Hole/Supermassive Black Hole
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermassive_black_hole
6184.(Famous Freak name change.)John Merrick/Joseph Merrick
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Merrick
6185.(History change.)Do you remember the entire SEAL team involved in killing Osama Bin Laden dying?
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/08/06/afghan-president-31-americans-killed-in-helicopter-crash.html
6196.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the ancient Olympic games being held in Athens, Greece instead of Olympia, Greece?(Does the website logo look off?)
https://www.penn.museum/sites/olympics/olympicorigins.shtml
6197.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember psychedelic(Psychadelic?)gravity wave clouds not being a thing?
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/01/25/meteorologists-flipped-out-over-these-clouds-last-night-heres-whats-happening/?utm_term=.44c24fc493fc
6198.(New species.)Have you heard of the northern mole cricket?
https://www.insectidentification.org/insect-description.asp?identification=Northern-Mole-Cricket
6199.(New species.)Have you heard of the gargantuan stick insect?
https://www.sciencefriday.com/articles/behold-the-gargantuan-stick-insect/
6200.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the first car to ever hit 62 mph not being an electric car, and was it not as early as 1899?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Jamais_Contente
6201.(Famous Actor name change.)Ray Liota/Ray Liotta(Other spellings?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Liotta
6202.(Famous Actress name change.)Julia Styles/Julia Stiles
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_Stiles
6203.(Celebrity death that didn't happen.)Do you remember Michael J. Fox dying?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_J._Fox
6204.(New species.)Have you heard of the Mantispidae?(Did it not go by other names?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mantispidae
6205.(Music Lyrics change.)"He said son can you play me a melody?"/"He says son can you play me a memory?"("He said Bill I believe this is killing me."/"He says Bill I believe this is killing me.")(Ing to In' lyrics.)
http://www.metrolyrics.com/piano-man-lyrics-billy-joel.html
6206.(Restaurant name change.)Chevy's Fresh Mex/Chevys Fresh Mex(Is the logo off?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevys_Fresh_Mex
6207.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Pamela Voorhees not being the original Friday The 13th killer?(Was Voorhees spelled differently?)(Anything else surrounding this off?)(Do any of the Friday The 13th logos look off?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pamela_Voorhees
6208.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Painty The Pirate not laughing while Spongebob Squarepants(SpongeBob SquarePants, or was it something else, and are any of the logos of anything off?)plays his nose like an instrument in the theme song?(Does Painty The Pirate, or anyone else I haven't mentioned before from the show look off?)(Was he only known as Captain, or did he not have a name?)(Anything else surrounding this off?)
http://spongebob.wikia.com/wiki/Painty_the_Pirate
6209.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Skylar Grey,(Skyler Gray, and is the use of Skylar vs. Skyler off?)or Rihanna singing 5 O'Clock with T-Pain, and Wiz Khalifa instead of Lilly Allen?Ing to In' lyrics.)(Do any of any of their logos look off?)
https://genius.com/T-pain-5-oclock-lyrics
6210.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Ed Sheeran singing Strip That Down with Quavo instead of Liam Payne?(Ing to In' lyrics.)(Do any of either of their logos look off?)
https://genius.com/Liam-payne-strip-that-down-lyrics
Add-On: Do you remember these things not being pink, or green?(Videos below.)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aONPZVyQUws
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HI0T9PSEMW0
6211.(Movie name change.)Towering Inferno/The Towering Inferno
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Towering_Inferno
6212.(Famous Actor name change.)Jessie Ventura/Jesse Ventura
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_Ventura
6213.(Famous Model name change.)Carmen Elektra/Carmen Electra
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmen_Electra
6214.(Music Lyrics change.)"They'll send you off to war."/"They'll send you down to war."
https://genius.com/Creedence-clearwater-revival-fortunate-son-lyrics
6215.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these things being different, or not a thing?(Platypuses have 10 sex chromosomes, they don't have stomachs, they lose their teeth when they leave the burrow so they use gravel, females secrete milk out of pores cause they don't have tits, males have one hole for mating, laying egfs, and using bathroom, they walk on knuckles while on land, they close everything when diving for food, and their bill is very sensitive to electricity, and other things, oklo reactor natural fission reactor, more changes to Mount Rushmore, leopards in the city, red wolf, komodo dragon uses venom, and not bacteria, Nestlé logo, your spine determines your dominant hand, rainbow trout have flesh like salmon, and do they look different? Hot water beach, water is not H2O, water feels different, and sensitivity to cold, or hot water changes, water is a society of molecules, tefillin, blue flamingos, cottontail tent making bats, plant grows through a living rat, octopuses that hunt on land, the black box in Mecca keeps changing, women's march started taking off earlier, changes to the Abraham Lincoln, and John Wilkes Booth story, Lincoln has a mole now, and he wore a zipper jacket before the zipper was invented? Now there are lots of photos of Abraham Lincoln when photos of him didn't exist, dust storm to fill Gulf Of Mexico, more changes to the Statue Of Liberty, Bill Clinton Monica Lewinsky quote changed, there are way more stick insect kinds now, the two bombs dropped in Japan didn't hit the ground, and the land is now safer to live on than before, (Video below.)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uKJRlV1mA7k
6216.(Company name change.)Smith & Weston/Smith & Wesson(Does the logo look off?)(Did .17 HMR ammo not exist?)(Anything else off?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_%26_Wesson
6217.(Spelling change.)Broach/Brooch
https://www.etsy.com/market/brooch_bracelet
6218.(Movie name change.)Killer Clowns From Outer Space/Killer Klowns From Outer Space(Do any of the logos look off?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killer_Klowns_from_Outer_Space
6219.(Music Lyrics change.)"Four rusted horses strangled by their own rope."/"Four rusting horses strangled by their own rope."(Was it the same all the way through?)("Tied heart sat broke."/"Tied heart it broke.")("Sign that said it was a fire sale."/"Signs that said it was a fire sale.")(Do any of his logos look off?)
https://genius.com/Marilyn-manson-four-rusted-horses-lyrics
6220.(Music Lyrics change.)"We came to see the mobscene."/"You came to see the mobscene."(Was it the same all the way through?)(Mobscene/mOBSCENE)
https://genius.com/Marilyn-manson-mobscene-lyrics
6221.(Music Lyrics change.)"I know there's pain."/"I know this pain."("Why do you wrap yourself up in these chains?"/"Why do you lock yourself up in these chains?")("Things will change."/"Things to change."/"Things can change."/"Things could change.")("Make you say goodbye. Say goodbye."/"Make you say goodbye.")("Letting your worries pass you by."/"Letting your hurries pass you by.")("If you hold on."/"Can you hold on?")(Was it all the same through the song?)(Ing to In' lyrics.)(Anything else in the song off?)(Do any of their logos look off?)
https://genius.com/Wilson-phillips-hold-on-lyrics
6222.(Music Lyrics change.)"There are voices that long to be heard."/"There are voices that want to be heard."(Do any of their logos look off?)
https://genius.com/Roxette-listen-to-your-heart-lyrics
6223.(Music Lyrics change.)"But we lost it."/"But I lost it."
https://genius.com/Roxette-it-must-have-been-love-lyrics
6224.(Music Lyrics change.)"But I don't know your name."/"Don't know your name."
https://genius.com/Roxette-dangerous-lyrics
6225.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember INXS singing You're Unbelievable instead of EMF singing Unbelievable?(Do any of either of their logos look off?)(Anything else off?)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unbelievable_(EMF_song)
6226.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Ariana Grande singing Issues, or Selena Gomez singing I Got Issues instead of Julia Michaels singing Issues?(Do any of any of their logos look off?)(Anything else off?)
https://genius.com/Julia-michaels-issues-lyrics
6227.(Music Lyrics change.)"That holds a lot of rain."/"Holds a lot of rain."("Love hurts."/"Love hurt.")("I really learned a lot."/"Really learned a lot.")(Anything else off?)(Is the ending off?)(Do any of their logos look off?)
https://genius.com/Nazareth-love-hurts-lyrics
6228.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember meteors, and similar things only glowing white instead of other colors?(Fireballs aren't only orange.)(Are there more meteor showers to look for, and do they occur more frequently, and do more meteors fall?)(Did planets not "pulse" other colors, or at all?)(Anything else off?)(Video below.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=butgG_3NoBs
6229.(New plants.)Have you heard of plants that can swim?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvTZSiuF-kY
6230.(Store name change.)Home Furniture/HOM Furniture(Anything else off?)
https://www.homfurniture.com/
6231.(Music Lyrics change.)"She looks so perfect standing there in my American Apparel underwear."/"You look so perfect standing there in my American Apparel underwear."(Was it the same as the title?)(Do any of their logos look off?)
https://genius.com/5-seconds-of-summer-she-looks-so-perfect-lyrics
6232.(T.V. Show name change.)Santa Clara Diet/Santa Clarita Diet(Does the logo look off?)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Clarita_Diet
6233.(Chicken name change.)Orphington/Orpington(City in Kent too.)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orpington_chicken
6234.(Company name change.)Wetherspoons/Wetherspoon
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wetherspoons
6235.(City name change.)Wein, Vienna/Wien, Vienna
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vienna
6236.(Poem name change.)Nothing Golden Stays/Nothing Gold Stays/Nothing Golden Can Stay/Nothing Gold Can Stay
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nothing_Gold_Can_Stay_(poem)
6237.(Fictional Restaurant name change.)MacDowell's/McDowell's(Anything else surrounding it off?)(Real brands too.)
https://mashable.com/2017/11/01/coming-to-america-mcdowells/#8z1It7KTFZqO
6238.(Famous Author name change.)R.L. Stein/R.L. Stine
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R._L._Stine
6239.(Island name change.)Mackinaw/Mackinac(Still pronounced Mackinaw, and the city is Mackinaw.)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mackinac_Island
6240.(Famous Psychic name change.)Sylvia Brown/Sylvia Browne
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvia_Browne
6241.(Song name change.)Tie A Yellow Ribbon Around The Old Oak Tree/Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree(Are any of the lyrics off?)(Do any of their logos look off?)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tie_a_Yellow_Ribbon_Round_the_Ole_Oak_Tree
6242.(Famous Actor name change.)Brandon MeyeBrendon MeyeBrendan MeyeBrecklin MeyeBreckin Meyer
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breckin_Meyer
6243.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember The Way I Are being sung by certain different people than it is now?(Are any of the lyrics off?)(The Way I Am/The Way I Are)(Nelly Furtando/Nelly Furtado)(Timberland/Timbarland/Timbaland)(Do any of their logos look off?)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Way_I_Are
6244.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Marilyn Monroe not appearing nude in the first issue of Playboy?
https://www.revelist.com/celebrity/playboy-marilyn-monroe/9647
Add-On: Do you remember these things not being pink, or green?(Cirque De Sol/Cirque Du Soleil)(Other spellings?)(Videos below.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCYVXIoFAf4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4lLGcBtxK4
6245.(Spelling change.)Bennihana/Benihana(Other spellings?)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benihana_(skateboarding)
6246.(Song Title change.)I Did My Time/Did My Time("I am the one who chose my path."/"I am the one who chose my past.")(Anything else off?)
https://genius.com/Korn-did-my-time-lyrics
6247.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Lance Henriksen being the lead role in the first Hellraiser movie?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellraiser
6248.(Spelling change.)Alchol/Alchohol/Alcohol(Drink too, and similar words.)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcohol
6249.(Company name change.)Tennessee Pride/Tennessee Pride Real Country/Odom's Tennessee Pride Real Country(Does the logo look off?)(Sausage is sometimes part of the official name too.)
https://www.tnpride.com/appetizers-and-gravy
6250.(Music Lyrics change.)"When you want it, it goes away too fast."/"When you want it, goes away too fast."
https://genius.com/Marilyn-manson-the-speed-of-pain-lyrics
6251.(Music Lyrics change.)"What in the world could make a brown-eyed girl turn blue? When everything I'll do I'll do for you."/"What in the world can make a brown-eyed girl turn blue? When everything I'll do I do for you."(Any of the other lyrics off?)(Ing to In' lyrics.)
http://www.metrolyrics.com/the-look-lyrics-roxette.html
6252.(Music Lyrics change.)"Baby hold on tight."/"Baby hold tight."(Any of the other lyrics off?)(Did Steve Perry die?)
https://genius.com/Journey-any-way-you-want-it-lyrics
6253.(Music Lyrics change.)"We drink alone."/"We drank alone."(George Thorogood & The Destroyers/George Thorogood)(Do any of their logos look off?)
https://genius.com/George-thorogood-i-drink-alone-lyrics
6254.(Music Lyrics change.)"So I go down the street."/"So I go down the streets."("So I go to my room."/"So I go in my room.")("Give me a triple shot."/"Need me a triple shot.")("The night before last."/"A night before last.")("I gotta drunk."/"I gotta get a drink.")("One bourbon, one scotch, one beer."/"One bourbon, one shot, one beer.")("Night, and a week."/"Nigh' on a week.")(Ing to In' lyrics.)
https://genius.com/amp/George-thorogood-one-bourbon-one-scotch-one-beer-lyrics
Add-On: Do you remember these things not being pink, or green?(Video below.)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xF8MhlywOzI
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_36ttI-RK6I
6255.(Famous Football Player name change.)Paul Horning/Paul Hornung
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Hornung
6256.(Famous Actress name change.)Tracy Lords/Traci Lords(Was Traci not an acceptable spelling of Tracy?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traci_Lords
6257.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember there not being a Parthenon(Parthanon?)replica in Nashville, Tennessee?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parthenon_(Nashville)
6258.(New species.)Have you heard of cats with wings?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IQGQ1CKYUy4
6259.(Song Title change.)Ricky Don't Lose That NumbeRikki Don't Lose That Number(Other names?)(Any of the lyrics off?)(Do any of their logos look off?)(Were Ricki, and Rikki not acceptable spellings of Ricky?)
https://genius.com/Steely-dan-rikki-dont-lose-that-number-lyrics
6260.(Fictional Character name change.)Brenda Meeks/Brandy Meeks(Is it currently changing to Brandy?)
http://scarymovie.wikia.com/wiki/Brenda_Meeks
6261.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember more people being killed by great white sharks, and other sharks each year, and generally than the number actually is?(Did sharks never taste test, and did they use to like eating humans?)
https://www.livescience.com/3899-truth-great-white-sharks-30-years-jaws.html
6262.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember mummies being found in the Great Pyramids?
https://www.quora.com/How-many-mummies-were-actually-found-in-the-pyramids
6263.(Can't think of a title .)Do you remember these things being different, or not a thing?(More changes to Mount Rushmore, wasp species reemerges after being extinct for longedt time, black locust trees, frog mainstream pregnancy test, multiple logos in actual video are off, more changes to airplanes, more brutality, cannibalism, and meat-eating, and harshness in the animal kingdom, derechos, lots of new stuff about dogs, cows now sometimes drink their own milk, and other things about cows, changes to Eva's car, more changes to how the Sun's color works, spiders now spin sometimes as defense, goat horns, and bighorn sheep horns, and lots of antelope horns, and bull horns are getting longer, and bigger, female zebra finches compensate for unattractive partners, little penguins, lots of things about pangolins including their existence.)(Video below.)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=psu4gr9bDdk
6264.(Music Lyrics change.)"Darkest place right beneath the stairs."/"Darkest place like beneath the stairs."("It's do, or die."/"Do, or die.")(Was it the same every time?)(Do any of their logos look off?)
http://www.metrolyrics.com/fiend-lyrics-coal-chamber.html
6265.(Music Lyrics change.)"I'd tell you to enjoy life."/"I tell you to enjoy life."(Do any of their logos look off?)
https://genius.com/Black-sabbath-paranoid-lyrics
6266.(Famous Group name change.)Bonny M./Bonnie M./Boney M.(Do any of their logos look off?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boney_M.
6267.(Movie name change.)Hunt For Red OctobeHunt For The Red OctobeThe Hunt For The Red OctobeThe Hunt For Red October(Book too.)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hunt_for_Red_October_(film)
6268.(Celebrity death that didn't happen.)Do you remember Robin Leach dying way before August 24, 2018?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Leach
6269.(Music Lyrics change.)"Come with me baby."/"Come to me baby."(Any of the other lyrics off?)(Pretty Woman/Oh, Pretty Woman)(Did it not go by two names?)(Any of his logos look off?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oh,_Pretty_Woman
6270.(Famous Singer name change.)Chris Deburgh/Chris DeBurgh/Chris De Burgh/Chris de Burgh(Do any of his logos look off?)(Do any more of the lyrics in Africa by Toto seem off?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_de_Burgh
6271.(Music Lyrics change.)"She remembers bridges, and burns them to the ground."/"She remembers bridges, burns them to the ground."(Do any of their logos look off?)
https://genius.com/Seven-mary-three-cumbersome-lyrics
6272.(Music Lyrics change.)"The ones I thought I loved."/"The ones I thought I love."("But you left me here."/"You left me here.")(Do any of their logos look off?)
https://genius.com/Three-days-grace-chalk-outline-lyrics
Add-On: Do you remember these things being different, or not a thing?(Video below.)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2xVOhq39gPA
6273.(Movie name change.)Terminator Genesis/Terminator Genisis/Terminator Genisys
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terminator_Genisys
6274.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember men not wearing skirts in Star Trek: The Next Generation?
https://www.thoughtco.com/why-men-wore-mini-skirts-star-trek-3997218
6275.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these things being different, or not a thing?(Triangle island, cloud shadows, talking crows, new island near Ontario, Canada, Bermuda Triangle anomaly, new island above Russia, birds can fly upside down, purple frog, pyramid in Wyoming.)(Video below.)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=R0hqqTvid2w
6276.(Music Lyrics change.)"This one says."/"This one said."(Sayed, or Sayd?)("This one's got."/"This one got.")(Any of the other lyrics off?)(Do any of their logos look off?)
https://genius.com/Spin-doctors-two-princes-lyrics
6277.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the original Fly movies all being black, and white instead of color?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fly_(1958_film)
6278.(Music Lyrics change.)"She's looking at me."/"She looking at me."("Everybody loves you."/"Everybody love you.")(Ing to In' lyrics.)(Do any of their logos look off?)
https://genius.com/Counting-crows-mr-jones-lyrics
6279.(Music Lyrics change.)"Wipes the tears."/"Wipes a tears."(Ing to In' lyrics.)(Do any of their logos look off?)
https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/saigonkick/loveisontheway.html
6280.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these things being released earlier, or later?(Commodore 64, NES, SNES, N64, PS1, and PS2.)(Digital cameras were first made public in 1975, and were released more widely in 1995 instead of the early 2000's.)
https://www.reddit.com/MandelaEffect/comments/99ouwq/computer_consoles_release_dates_are_all_messed_up/
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_camera
6281.(Song Title change.)Promiscuous Girl/Promiscuous
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Promiscuous_(song)
6282.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember "I'm SPM.", or "I am SPM." being said in the chorus of You Know My Name by SPM?(Ing to In' lyrics.)(Do any of his logos look off?)
https://genius.com/South-park-mexican-you-know-my-name-lyrics
Add-On: Do you remember Coca-Cola never being sold in milk cartons?
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/699324648358909293/
6283.(Music Lyrics change.)"Knocks you off your feet."/"Knocks you off your feed."("You lit, and you learned."/"You lived, and you learned.")(Do any of their logos look off?)
https://genius.com/The-great-white-once-bitten-twice-shy-lyrics
6284.(Music Lyrics change.)"I can't take the pain."/"Can't stand the pain."("I must be going insane."/"Must be going insane.")(Jackal/Jackyl)(Ing to In' lyrics.)(Do any of their logos look off?)
https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/jackyl/whenwillitrain.html
6285.(Slogan change.)"We make car buying easier."/"We make buying easier."
https://www.atcauto.com/mobile/mdefault.aspx
6286.(Music Lyrics change.)"I feel the heat of love's flames down on me."/'I feel the heat of love's flame down on me."(Ing to In' lyrics.)
https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/jackyl/downonme.html
6287.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the Martian sky always being red?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astronomy_on_Mars
6288.(Music Lyrics change.)"When we make love."/"When you make love."("It's what I need."/"Is what I need.")
https://genius.com/Def-leppard-love-bites-lyrics
6289.(Music Lyrics change.)"You got the power, you got the glory."/"We got the power, got the glory."
https://genius.com/Def-leppard-rock-of-ages-lyrics
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2018.07.21 16:25 Alo_14 [Beacher Report] ABF Guide to the Offseason - 2045 Edition

It’s been an action packed offseason as ever in the ABF, with household names bowing out of the game and star players switching teams in search of glory. If you haven’t been able to keep up with all the wheeling and dealing you’re in luck, because we have compiled every offseason move by each of the 30 teams for your convenience. Happy reading!
Atlanta Hawks, 52-30, Lost to BKN in 1st Round Players In: None Players Out: Alex Seymore (Retired), Wannah Neil (Free Agent), Terrance Mozzarella (Free Agent), Matt Rackley (Signed with CLE), Markus Harvey (Free Agent)
The Hawks were a strong 52-30 last season and put up a strong fight before ultimately suffering defeat at the hands of the Nets. However, the losses of Seymore and Rackley cost them a combined 20 PPG and so far they have yet to replace either of them. They may be able to entice Neil and Mozzarella back to challenge once again as they remain unsigned free agents.
Projected Starting 5: Tommy Schwartz, Dale Haley, Alessandro Antelli, Mufaro Ross, Vincent Rogers
Boston Celtics, 33-49, Missed the Playoffs Players In: Llewchean Dourdas (Draft Pick), Omar Green (Draft Pick), Gary Green (Draft Pick), Will Stewart (Traded from IND) Players Out: Michael Johnston (Free Agent), Anthony Daniels (Free Agent), Luke Dickher (Free Agent), Brendon Hartman (Free Agent), Podfrog Washed (Signed with Minnesota)
A positive development season for Boston in 2045 was followed by a very strong offseason, headlined by their draft acquisition of sharpshooter Llewchean Dourdas. They also pulled off the impressive feat of not only trading for Will Stewart but also gaining significant draft assets in the process. With expected progressions from Terry Jones, LeTaylor Ball and co. don’t be surprised to see the Celtics compete for a playoff berth this season.
Projected Starting 5: Will Stewart, Ivan Mance, LeTaylor Ball, Llewchean Dourdas, Terry Jones
Brooklyn Nets, 55-27, Lost to DET in Eastern Conference Finals Players In: TaBarri Waller (Draft Pick), Lee Jourdan (Draft Pick), Lewis Walker (Draft Pick), Joey Welcher (Signed from DEN), Christine Estwick (Traded from WAS) Players Out: Damyean Nelson (Retired), Ja Ja Bowling (Free Agent), Xavier Chemerinski (Free Agent), Javon Goss (Traded to TOR), Bad Hombre (Traded to WAS), Rafa De Souza (Traded to WAS)
Brooklyn followed up a trip to the ECF with a surprise slice of luck in securing the number 1 pick in the draft, which allowed them to select consensus top prospect TaBarri Waller. They were also active in the trade market, sending Bad Hombre to Washington in return for Christine Estwick, a move which confirms their interest in signing Joe McGadney in free agency. The signing of Joey Welcher on the MLE cannot be overlooked either as the Nets look to go a step or two further than last season.
Projected Starting 5: Tre Atkinson, Christine Estwick, TaBarri Waller, Babacar Mbao, Joey Welcher
Charlotte Hornets, 26-56, Missed the Playoffs Players In: Jordan Epps (Draft Pick) Players Out: Dan Horsechief (Retired), Kyndahl Williams (Free Agent), Anton Benzon (Signed with MIL), Dominique Swarbrick (Free Agent), La’Shard Hunter (Free Agent), Jim Mims (Free Agent)
Not much to say here: the Hornets added an average prospect while letting all their free agents go. Expect auto signings and another ~20 win season
Projected Starting 5: Nigenomome Oinko, Antwon Battle, J.M. Pino, Barry Hicks, Kion Montgomery
Chicago Bulls, 33-49, Missed the Playoffs Players In: Tony Weather (Draft Pick), Eric Warner (Draft Pick), Walker Farmer (Draft Pick) Players Out: Eddie Schulze (Free Agent), Jimmy Butler Jr. (Free Agent), Aaron Eatherton (Free Agent), Keaton VanderMeer (Free Agent), Darian Kinnard (Signed with VAN), Gideon Gogerty (Free Agent), Evan Kaspar (Free Agent), Jamaal Branham (Free Agent)
Still struggling in the wake of their years going all in in search of a title, Chicago didn’t impress much last season. Owing the number 1 pick to Brooklyn must hurt, even more so as the players they drafted don’t project to be anything special. They’ll be thankful to Phoenix for preventing them from being the worst team in the league.
Projected Starting 5: Rashad Ojeleye, Dax Nudo, Leonard Cohen, John Travis, Daniel Short
Cleveland Cavaliers, 38-44, Missed the Playoffs Players In: Mike Lowery (Draft Pick), Dominique Brown (Signed from HOU), Jovan Williams (Signed from UTA), Matt Rackley (Signed from ATL) Players Out: Darrick Miller (Free Agent), Leonid Kobets (Free Agent), James Anderson (Free Agent), Donnie Lassiter (Free Agent)
Cleveland were an impressive young team last year and were unlucky to miss out on playoff basketball. While also retaining their young talent, the Cavaliers have made some good free agent additions in Dominique Brown and Matt Rackley. Both players are capable of contributing significant offence and could lift Cleveland into playoff contention.
Projected Starting 5: Ishmael Blackstock, Stipe Stemberger, Dominique Brown, Josh Parker, Charles Ryan
Dallas Mavericks, 41-41, Lost to POR in 1st Round Players In: Tom Cook (Draft Pick), Pape Dieng (Draft Pick), Andres Bertone (Signed from DET), Jim Garrett (Signed from OKC) Players Out: Travis McCloud (Signed with OKC), Horton Heard The Who (Free Agent)
A lot of big decisions were made this offseason in Dallas in relation to their restricted free agents. Cardinal Jr., Nzeulie and Radulovic stayed, while McCloud was deemed surplus to requirements. The progressions of Nzeulie and Radulovic will be promising news for Mavericks fans, but the loss of McCloud may prove to be the difference between being a playoff team and being a lottery team
Projected Starting 5: Martane Baker, Andres Bertone, Pape Nzeulie, Brian Cardinal Jr., Brandon Bursis
Denver Nuggets, 35-47, Missed the Playoffs Players In: Ed Cohen (Draft Pick), Carlos Mendiburu (Draft Pick), Brandon Larris (Draft Pick) Players Out: Joey Welcher (Signed with BKN), Nerlens Law (FA)
Despite losing Joey Welcher to the Nets, this offseason has proved to be a positive for Denver through the wonders of internal development. First round pick Ed Cohen looks to be their starting 5 of the future and the Bridgemahon/Stauskas core looks set to lead to the playoffs as early as this season. With 20M in cap space still to spend the Nuggets can look to fill in holes with an eye on the future as well.
Projected Starting 5: Gil Bridgemahon, Kyle Redhage, Jamaal Stauskas, James Closs, Kyisean Makings
Detroit Pistons, 56-26, Lost to LAL in The Finals Players In: Ege Eslik (Draft Pick) Players Out: Andres Bertone (Signed with DAL), Ross Higgs (Signed with MIL), Will Thornton (Free Agent), Buddy Curry (Free Agent), P.J. Sonn (Free Agent), Steve James (Free Agent), Mareceo Bramlage (Free Agent), Mike Abellard (Free Agent)
Back in June Detroit fell to the Lakers in a 5 game ABF Finals series. It must frustrate the fans, therefore, that they have let go many of the players that contributed to the Finals run with virtually nothing coming in replacement. On the positive side Anthony Lucas now looks to be the clear best player in the league, and Tony Gill’s contract isn’t nearly as ugly as it once looked. With 124M in committed salary any additions will have to be minimum contracts, but I’m sure players will be eager to join such a deadly combination of star power.
Projected Starting 5: Chris Dabich, Jesse Russell, Wedricker Williams, Lee Caird, Anthony Lucas
Golden State Warriors, 45-37, Lost to SAC in 1st Round Players In: Motts Applesauce (Draft Pick), Rashard Oubre (Draft Pick), Benjamin Siggins (Draft Pick), Nick Henry (Draft Pick), Fatts Russell (Signed from TOR), Amadou Rules (Traded from MIL) Players Out: Rodolfo Almodovar (Retired), A.J. Milton (Free Agent), Dino Moric (Free Agent), Clyde Warren (Free Agent), Andrew Ikhinmwin (Traded to MIL)
After several moves made with the intention to compete, the Warriors have decided to retool with a view to the future and potentially acquiring Joe McGadney in free agency. They obtained a potentially very valuable pick from Milwaukee in return for the services of Andrew Ikhinmwin and for taking on Aivaras Tatarunas’ restrictive contract. Some solid draft picks, especially Benjamin Siggins and Motts Applesauce (other brands are available) put them in a good place for the future while maintaining elite two way player Eric Jefferson
Projected Starting 5: Amadou Rules, Fatts Russell, Wayne Kuebler, Eric Jefferson, Tom Young
Houston Rockets, 38-44, Missed the Playoffs Players In: Nathan Moultrie (Draft Pick) Players Out: George Boners (Retired), Dominique Brown (Signed with CLE), Leon Seiferth (Free Agent), Jake Washington (Free Agent)
The defence first, post oriented, grit and grind Rockets are slowly falling apart. This was all but confirmed this summer with the departure of Dominique Brown for pastures new. While Leon Seiferth remains unsigned, it seems unlikely he will return to Houston. It’s not all doom and gloom though, as Swaggy Pee Jr. remains once of the league’s elite big men, and Dennis Williams could be an attractive trade piece ahead of his impending free agency. With eyes on the future, second round pick Nathan Moultrie shows the potential to be an eventual starter in the league.
Projected Starting 5: Shawn Davis, Chauncey Stephenson, Dennis Williams, Tyler Hayes, Swaggy Pee Jr.
Indiana Pacers, 70-12, Lost to BKN in 2nd Round Players In: Blake Cum (Signed from MIA), Rob McAlpine (Signed from SAC) Players Out: Romas Barnes-Thompkins (Retired), Jimmy Ervin (Free Agent), Rudy Laso (Free Agent), Will Stewart (Traded to Boston)
It’s tough to criticise a 70 win team just one season removed from winning the championship. That said, the Pacers’ offseason moves have surely left a lot to be desired from star man Rashanti Horvath, as his partner in crime departed for Boston with virtually nothing coming in return. Granted, bad luck does have some part to play in the progressions of new signings Cum and McAlpine, but at age 30 and 37 respectively they were always a likely outcome. In the plus column, Indiana enter the season yet again as the early title favourites following a good preseason from perennial DPOY candidate Luke Got Dicked and young stars Salim Langura and Travis Timothy.
Projected Starting 5: Rashanti Horvath, Brant Roberson, Travis Timothy, Salim Langura, Luke Got Dicked
Los Angeles Clippers, 37-45, Missed the Playoffs Players In: Menno Gadzuric (Draft Pick), Chris Floyd (Draft Pick), Tim Williams (Draft Pick) Players Out: Steve Eboua (Retired), Hank Longpants (Free Agent), Dave McNeal (Free Agent), Greg Hollis (Free Agent), Jerekius Dee (Free Agent), Josh MH97 (Free Agent), Brandon Turner (Free Agent), Austin Hill (Free Agent)
Many over the hill free agents departed Los Angeles this summer, being replaced by 3 promising draft picks. Tim Williams in particular has the hallmarks of a future star. Combo guard Jeremiah McBee remains involved in trade talks although his value is quite high according to the Clippers’ front office. With another addition or two they could sneak into the playoffs in a weak western conference but don’t count on it.
Projected Starting 5: Dundrecous Nubine, Jeremiah McBee, Michael Hoskin, Truman Ryan, Tim Williams
Los Angeles Lakers, 65-17, League Champions Players In: Larry Edgerson (Signed from NOP), Marques Greene (Signed from NOP) Players Out: Donte Taylor (Retired), Paul Pierce Jr. (Retired), Josh Wiltz (Free Agent)
After the elation of winning their first ABF championship the post game news hit hard. Donte Taylor and Paul Pierce Jr. both opted to go out on top leaving the Lakers without two key players from their title run. Not that that leaves them out of the running in any way, shape or form. On the contrary, free agent addition Larry Edgerson looks set to become a rotation player way ahead of schedule, and Billy Miller and Rich Johnson are poised to lead this team deep into the playoffs once more.
Projected Starting 5: Brian Scalabrine Jr., Rich Johnson, Billy Miller, Drew King, D.J. Lane
Miami Heat, 46-36, Lost to NYK in 1st Round Players In: None Players Out: Ghassan Cain (Free Agent), Blake Cum (Signed with IND), Shawn Patton (Free Agent), Ahmad Webster (Free Agent)
One of only two teams not to add any players yet in the offseason, Miami lost out on Blake Cum to Indiana, not like they would have wanted him around anyway. Their other free agents remain unsigned although a return to the team seems unlikely for all concerned
Projected Starting 5: Justin Best, Chris Gibbon, T.J. Kamieniecki, Billy Haskin, Gary Prentice
Milwaukee Bucks, 49-33, Lost to DET in 1st Round Players In: Mike Godzinski (Draft Pick), Anton Benzon (Signed from CHA), Ross Higgs (Signed from DET), Andrew Ikhinmwin (Traded from GSW), Stefano Ghiacci (Traded from MIN) Players Out: Danny Young (Free Agent), Amadou Rules (Traded to GSW), Aivaras Tatarunas (Traded to GSW), Nike Turner (Traded to MIN), Howard Cowherd (Traded to MIN)
After running eventual finalists Detroit close in a 7 game round 1 series, the Bucks set to work immediately on this season. They added Andrew Ikhinmwin from Golden State, also shipping off Aivaras Tatarunas in a move that sees them free up room for a potential Joe McGadney pitch in 2047, or even a double signing with players like Eric Jefferson or J.M. Pino also available that summer. And another move sees them add Stefano Ghiacci from Minnesota, assuming he accepts their contract offer. These moves see them edge closer to title contenders while still falling short of the head of the pack.
Projected Starting 5: Mickey Ferguson, Charles Bernardi, Andrew Ikhinmwin, Kevin Adedede, Stefano Ghiacci
Minnesota Timberwolves, 39-43, Lost to SAS in 1st Round Players In: Chris McKenzie (Draft Pick), De’Angelo Brooks (Draft Pick), King Strong (Signed from POR), Podfrog Washed (Signed from BOS), Nick Dorsey (Signed from SAS) Players Out: Nathan Williams (Retired), Mike Stommes (Free Agent), James Ellis (Signed with VAN), Joseph Lol (Free Agent), Melvyn McMillen (Free Agent), Eli White (Free Agent)
Minnesota have committed to the rebuild with their star players heading for the exit door in the past year. Their first round pick De’Angelo Brooks is a great way to start out on that path, his defensive potential is huge and their GM was vindicated in picking him so early on with a great preseason progression. They also managed to get some assets out of free agent Stefano Ghiacci by sign and trading him to the Bucks. Not much else of note other than some project free agent signings
Projected Starting 5: Jordan Council, Kendal Bunce, Aleksa Jestratijevic, Tony Robinson, King Strong
New Orleans Pelicans, 3-79, Lost to BKN (via CHI) in Draft Lottery Players In: Chris Marshall (Draft Pick), Carlos Berdiel (Draft Pick), Alvin Perez-Laham (Draft Pick), Nate Farin (Draft Pick), Wesley Young (Draft Pick), Tomas Seibutis (Draft Pick), Earl Massinburg (Draft Pick), Matt Brown (Signed from VAN), Jerry Holster (Traded from WAS), Aivaras Tatarunas (Traded from GSW) Players Out: Jared Ingram (Free Agent), Larry Edgerson (Signed with LAL), Marques Greene (Signed with LAL), Griffin Williams (Traded to WAS)
Once again New Orleans acquired almost a complete roster on draft night, hoping to use the law of large numbers to their advantage. They coupled this with impressive additions in Matt Brown and Jerry Holster which mean the Pelicans will not be battling for a top 3 pick this year and instead could challenge for the playoffs.
Projected Starting 5: Jerry Holster, G.J. Peterson, Matt Brown, Kevin McDowell, Earl Massinburg
New York Knicks, 60-22, Lost to DET in 2nd Round Players In: Karim Fauche (Draft Pick), Jordon Formbor (Draft Pick) Players Out: Larry Graham (Retired)
If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. Those are the words that governed this offseason for the Knicks, and for good reason. Last year, New York were one of four teams to reach the 60 win mark and they did so on the back of a hugely impressive Shepard/Fuller duo. Unfortunately the chasing pack has been improving and the Knicks won’t have an easy stroll to the 2nd seed like they did last season. Brooklyn, Milwaukee and Detroit are all likely to be in the hunt for that honour and as of right now it’s anyone’s guess who comes out on top
Projected Starting 5: Reggie Shepard, Kyle Fuller, Tyrone Whiting, Sean Gillespie, Teyvon Joiner
Oklahoma City Thunder, 32-50, Missed the Playoffs Players In: Edgaras Ruikis (Draft Pick), Travis McCloud (Signed from DAL), Bobby Ruise (Signed from VAN), Terrell McKee (Signed from PHI) Players Out: Al’lonzo Clifford (Free Agent), Jim Garrett (Signed with DAL), Anthony Ramsey (Free Agent), Grant Cynwyd (Free Agent)
A huge offseason in the RFA market means OKC are ready to compete again. The McCloud, Ruise and McKee signings project to make the Thunder an elite defensive team, although scoring could still be an issue for them. They have been actively searching for such a star scorer and in all likelihood they will find someone. Combined with solid progressions from almost all their young talent, this OKC team means business and could push for 50 wins and a playoff series win.
Projected Starting 5: Travis McCloud, Bobby Ruise, Liberto Kamara, Nate Smith, Talbott Atamah
Orlando Magic, 24-58, Missed the Playoffs Players In: Ryan Smith (Draft Pick), Ahmad Baxter (Draft Pick), Jeff Grice (Draft Pick) Players Out: None
Orlando didn’t really make any moves this offseason apart from securing their existing young core. And that turned out to be a good decision as they were rewarded with good development from Brookins, Molinari, Ellis and Holloway which catapulted them into serious playoff contention.
Projected Starting 5: Brian Molinari, Robby Badbreath, Shawn Brookins, Walker Ellis, Davide Holloway
Philadelphia 76ers, 40-42, Lost to IND in 1st Round Players In: Jerome Forrest (Signed from PHX) Players Out: Dan Roberts (Retired), Tafari Henry (Retired), Brent Strawder (Free Agent), Terrell McKee (Signed with OKC), Marko Cirkovic (Free Agent)
Philadelphia set their sights on 2047 and a max level free agent signing by declining to match OKC’s offer to Terrell McKee and instead bringing in Jerome Forrest on a 1 year deal which will keep them competitive short term while maintaining long term flexibility. With 1.75M on the books through 2048 they are one of the few teams who can reasonably pull off a double max FA signing to try and attract Joe McGadney. This season will be another tough battle to make the playoffs, but with some depth signings they might just make it
Projected Starting 5: Cory McClain, Jerome Forrest, Daniel Silva, Jabari Antetokounmpo, Brandon Garrett
Phoenix Suns, 21-61, Missed the Playoffs Players In: Lucious Taylor (Draft Pick) Players Out: Dominique Fenton (Signed with VAN), That Boy Is Absolute (Free Agent), Bryon Anderson (Free Agent), Tony Hendricks (Free Agent), Marco Polo (Free Agent), Jerome Forrest (Signed with PHI), Drew Washington (Free Agent), Kyle Hendra (Free Agent), Dillon Hairston (Free Agent), Alphonso Sykes (Free Agent), Otis Sikora (Free Agent)
Ehhhhhh. They did try to get better by offering some big free agents but were unsuccessful. Coffeey looks decent I guess.
Projected Starting 5: https://youtu.be/oJbOLMvKk1E?t=1m10s except MJ is nowhere to be seen
Portland Trail Blazers, 58-24, Lost to LAL in Western Conference Finals Players In: Adrian Higgs (Draft Pick), Ben Onobakhare (Draft Pick), Trey Estes (Draft Pick) Players Out: Howard Eudy (Free Agent), King Strong (Signed with MIN), Pat Connaughton Jr. (Free Agent), Mladen Beric (Free Agent)
A mixed offseason for the Trail Blazers: Trey Estes is a great prospect and bringing back Ray Bryant on a team friendly deal is a good move, but allowing Pat Connaughton’s RFA rights to expire could prove to be a mistake. Good development from Brown and particularly Haigler will help them compete in the west again, but time is running short to convince McGadney that Portland is where he should continue to play.
Projected Starting 5: Joe McGadney, Jame Eclair, Ray Bryant, Keith Haigler, Aramie Dominguez
Sacramento Kings, 46-36, Swept GSW in 1st Round Players In: Steve Horowitz (Signed from UTA) Players Out: Matt McBreastmilk (Free Agent), Rob McAlpine (Signed with IND), Gerrot Lambot (Free Agent), Chris Dean (Free Agent)
Sacramento didn’t do much this offseason, but they didn’t need to because of the position the team was already in. Good progressions from Acquaah and Blankenship mean they are now one of the league’s premier teams, and with age on their side for the most part the Kings do not plan on disappearing any time soon. If you’re searching for a dark horse championship pick, look no further
Projected Starting 5: Chris Acquaah, Gordon Blankenship, Loren McConnell, Matt Bender, Elton Ahanmisi
San Antonio Spurs, 60-22, Lost to POR in 2nd Round Players In: Stan Clark (Draft Pick), Marcus Taalib (Draft Pick), Shaziah Shapira (Draft Pick), Estan Carr (Draft Pick) Players Out: Tevin Smith (Retired), Johnny Gaines (Retired), Gorkem Yildirim (Signed with VAN)
Spurs fans gathered in their thousands to bid a final farewell to franchise legend Tevin Smith following San Antonio’s early playoff exit. Between the Spurs and the Lakers retirements have rocked the landscape of the league but in terms of impact on the club and the fans, Pierce and Taylor simply cannot be compared to Smith, who brought 5 championships to San Antonio in a 12 year career with the team. That’s not to say they won’t still be very good: Jason Stewart is finally looking like a number 2 pick, and H.D. Corngaudy is a capable replacement to lead the team to glory again
Projected Starting 5: Gary Harding, Josh Snow, Jason Stewart, Greg Rutledge, H.D. Corngaudy
Toronto Raptors, 15-67, Missed the Playoffs Players In: Mustafa Kanter (Draft Pick), Dejuan Alexander (Draft Pick), Brad Hanson (Draft Pick), Brent Strawder (Signed from PHI), Javon Goss (Traded from BKN) Players Out: Fatts Russell (Signed with GSW), Anthony Goff (Free Agent)
The usually very active and reliable Raptors GM had the misfortune of missing their number 4 draft pick by less than a minute, and as a result fell victim to the auto draft gods. This left them with Dejuan Alexander instead of the widely admired Llewchean Dourdas and that, apart from Burak Bayrak finally showing some promise, is the most eventful thing to happen in Toronto this summer. They’ll likely be in the hunt for a top 3 pick again this year, and they have a potentially very useful pick leftover from the Daniel Silva trade.
Projected Starting 5: Brent Strawder, James Brown, James Harris, Burak Bayrak, Milo Banks
Utah Jazz, 39-43, Lost to LAL in 1st Round Players In: Thon Maker Jr. (Draft Pick) Players Out: Steve Horowitz (Signed with SAC), Shawne Barbour (Free Agent), Jovan Williams (Signed with CLE), Vanja Radosavljevic (Free Agent), Jordan Tarver (Free Agent), Vermin Markovic (Free Agent), Larry Clark (Free Agent), Douglas Altintig (Free Agent)
https://youtu.be/FcHyWlBPbgo
Projected Starting 5: Von Walton, Denys Shundel, Deandre McLean, Thon Maker Jr., Some Autosigned Guy
Vancouver Grizzlies, 38-44, Missed the Playoffs Players In: Chris Johnson (Draft Pick), James Montonati (Draft Pick), Cozell Fellah (Draft Pick), Dominique Fenton (Signed from PHX), Gorkem Yildirim (Signed from SAS), James Ellis (Signed from MIN), Darian Kinnard (Signed from CHI) Players Out: Bobby Ruise (Signed with OKC), Matt Brown (Signed with NOP), Kirk Walls (Free Agent), Logan Bartelstein (Free Agent), Milovan Dubljevic (Free Agent)
Oh man, talk about bad luck. Faced with the decision of which RFAs to match and which to let go, Vancouver went 0-3 in terms of progressions. Both Ruise and Brown left and improved, while Sesar stayed and declined. Apart from 2045 draft pick Cozell Fellah, the rest of the team makes for gruesome reading as well. Felton and Yildirim were decent signings but they too fell victim to the Grizzlies curse.
Projected Starting 5: Dominique Fenton, Gorkem Yildirim, Chris Ochereobia, Franjo Sesar, Eric Wangmene
Washington Wizards, 36-46, Missed the Playoffs Players In: Eddie Wire (Draft Pick), Barney Carter (Draft Pick), Ryan Brown (Draft Pick), Jonathan Bullock (Draft Pick), Bad Hombre (Traded from BKN), Rafa De Souza (Traded from BKN), Griffin Williams (Traded from NOP) Players Out: Matt Fay (Free Agent), Christine Estwick (Traded to BKN), Jerry Holster (Traded to NOP)
Washington have been very active this offseason, acquiring Bad Hombre in return for Christine Estwick, as well as dumping Jerry Holster’s salary and receiving Griffin Williams’ expiring deal in return. This second deal puts them in a position to build around Hombre by adding some quality free agent signings in the coming years, although the competition for those signatures will be fierce. It might still be a year or two too early for them to reach the post season this time around, but the Wizards look well set up for the future
Projected Starting 5: Justin Daugherty, Tim Reuter, Eric Roth, Bad Hombre, Griffin Williams
Beacher Report Preseason Power Rankings 1. Indiana Pacers 2. Los Angeles Lakers 3. San Antonio Spurs 4. Detroit Pistons 5. Milwaukee Bucks 6. Sacramento Kings 7. Atlanta Hawks 8. New York Knicks 9. Portland Trail Blazers 10. Brooklyn Nets 11. Orlando Magic 12. Boston Celtics 13. Miami Heat 14. Philadelphia 76ers 15. Denver Nuggets 16. Golden State Warriors 17. Oklahoma City Thunder 18. Cleveland Cavaliers 19. New Orleans Pelicans 20. Dallas Mavericks 21. Los Angeles Clippers 22. Houston Rockets 23. Utah Jazz 24. Washington Wizards 25. Charlotte Hornets 26. Vancouver Grizzlies 27. Minnesota Timberwolves 28. Toronto Raptors 29. Chicago Bulls 30. Phoenix Suns
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2018.07.01 03:46 JK4332 What jersey should I buy?

I'm wanting to buy a jersey and I'm just not sure what I should buy. I'm deciding between a victor oladipo jersey, a reggie Miller jersey and a Larry bird jersey. They all cost about the same so it's just a matter of what I like more but I like them all the same. Im leaning more towards oladipo but I already have his allstar jersey. Help me please. Links below
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https://m.ebay.com/itm/Indiana-Pacers-Reggie-Miller-Mens-Jersey-Size-S-M-L-XL-XXL/222068708071?hash=item33b45392e7%3Am%3AmoQbOwQ3ecBgrDL6Gtwuh2g&var=520931691080
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2018.04.09 05:36 Chwf3rd r/NFL Mock Draft Results

Just completed a 7 round NFL community mock draft today.
Here is the link to the draft results: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10R7I9aSpuYL8j-3R8nNjChyhsTdYX62e0UwZKeRyFk4/edit?usp=sharing
Here is my write-up:
Raiders Draft
Pre-Draft Plan
I assumed that Chubb and Barkley were going to be gone by our pick so my initial plan so was to either draft Denzel Ward at 10 or try to move back and pick up some extra day 2 picks. I thought Minkah could be there at 10 but at this point I prefer Ward as he’s a cleaner fit. My big board was: Saquon Barkely/Bradley Chubb/Denzel Ward/Minkah Fitzpatrick/Jaire AlexandeTremaine Edmunds. Regarding needs, I think we did a good job in free agency of putting bandaids over our immediate needs to allow us to go BPA to a degree although we need young depth throughout the roster.
TRADE: 1.10 + 3.09 for 1.07
With Chubb falling to the 7th pick I thought I would explore my options of moving up for him and Tampa Bay was willing to swap spots for just my third rounder. I don’t usually like trading up but I have a huge tier drop after Chubb so I thought it was more than worth my third rounder to get what I think is a legit blue chip prospect. With the QBs going so early this year, this is a unique draft in that players like Chubb are going to drop out of the top 5 and I took advantage.
1.07: Bradley Chubb, 6’4/269, Edge, NC State, 4.65 40, 27% 3 cone, 82% vertical, 82% broad, 65% length
Player: Chubb is my #3 overall player in the draft and for comparison sake, I have him below Myles Garrett as a prospect and about equal to Joey Bosa (as prospects). Chubb plays with a non-stop motor and angry playing personality. Chubb explodes off the edge, converts speed to power with a nice bull rush and long arm move, and has the speed to get the edge. In addition, Chubb is a ready made run stuffing DE who can stack and shed and set a strong edge. While his poor 3 cone has some people wavering on him, not every Edge rusher needs to win like Von Miller. Chubb has the size to go through an OT, the pass rushing arsenal to win battles vs OL, and the straight line explosion to put pressure around the edge.
Fit: Even with Khalil Mack we’ve ranked near the bottom of the league in sacks the last couple of years. Bruce Irvin is a solid pass rusher but he’s getting older and isn’t a clean fit in Paul Guenther’s new 43 defense. Chubb on the other hand has the perfect 43 DE build at 6’4/270. Year 1 Irvin and Chubb can rotate opposite Mack and then Chubb gives us the option of moving on from Irvin next year and freeing up a substantial amount of cap space. Mack finally gets his running partner and we have the potential to have the best pair of pass rushers in the league.
TRADE: 2.09 + 4.10 for 2.19 + 3.19
Sitting at 2.09 I told myself I would stay put if either Taven Bryan or Mike Hughes fell otherwise I would try to trade back and recoup my 3rd round pick. With both Bryan and Hughes gone, I moved down 10 spots in the 2nd to turn my 4th into a 3rd.
2.19: Ronald Jones, 5’11/205, USC, 76% vertical
Player: Jones has been forgotten about in the pre-draft process because he injured himself during the combine and hasn’t been able to do any drills, but based on his film I have a solid 1st Round grade on him and have him as my #20 player overall. His speed and explosion jumps off the screen, he explodes through holes, demonstrates great contact balance, solid vision, avoids the first tackler via lateral cut, accelerates quickly, and is an incredibly tough runner despite his size. The presence of Saquon Barkley and his lack of participation in the pre-draft process has killed his hype and we benefit from that here.
Fit: Marshawn was great last year but he’s also a mid 30s RB with probably one year left and a history of injuries. I do not feel confident in his ability to either stay healthy and/or remain productive. Jones not only fits in really well as the speed back to Marshawn’s power, but he sets us up for the next 4 years after Marshawn leaves. The signing of Doug Martin did not factor into my decision making at all since Martin has been awful the last two years and likely signed a vet minimum deal.
3.19: Brian O’Neill, 6’7/297, OT, Pittsburgh, 50% length
Player: O’Neill is a project but he possesses fantastic feet and movement skills to develop into a franchise LT. Right now he struggles with strength and technique but he’s incredibly athletic, gets to the 2nd level with ease, and easily meets speed rushers on the edge. He has very rare natural ability and the mid 3rd round represents very good value for his kind of upside at LT. I was considering Jamarco Jones as well who is likely a safer prospect but I decided to gamble on the upside of O’Neill.
Fit: O’Neill is not someone I would want starting immediately although he should be given a chance to win the job at RT in camp. While we could use some immediate help at RT, I think David Sharpe and Breno Giacomini can hold the spot down for now. With Donald Penn’s age, we need to start thinking about our LT of the future and O’Neill has the potential to slot in at that spot once Penn retires.
TRADE: 2019 4th round pick for 4.25
There were some LBs available I liked and I thought this was a solid value.
4.25: Jack Cichy, 6’2/238, LB, Wisconsin, 85% 3 cone, 43% vertical
Player: I wanted Genard Avery from Memphis but he was taken just a few picks before me. Just on film, I have a Round 2 grade on Cichy and have him as my LB5. Cichy works well locating the ball in clutter and finds quick lanes to the RB. He does a good job getting off blocks without moving backwards, he’s not a hitter but has a high success rate, moves very well in short spaces, has unreal production when he plays, and has what I look for most in LBs in that he’s always around the ball. While Cichy is not a great athlete, he possesses fantastic instincts to man the MLB spot. The main issue with Cichy is his very long injury history but he should be fine by training camp. This is a similar pick to Alex Anzalone last year but I think Cichy is the better player and we got him a round later. LB is a huge need for us and if Cichy is healthy he should easily be able to win one of the starting LB spots.
5.22: Allen Lazard, 6’4/227, WR, Iowa St, 4.55 40, 81% vert, 63% broad
I have a Round 3/4 grade on Lazard and he’s my WR9. Lazard is a big body WR who is excellent attacking the ball in the air, boxes out DBs at the catch point, runs very smooth routes for his size, adjusts well for the ball in the air, and put up a lot of production in the intermediate area of the field. Lazard also played a lot in the slot and I think he could excel as a big slot WR a la Marques Colston. Jordy will start opposite Amari this year but he’s a short term solution and we can use an upgrade over Seth Roberts in the slot. Lazard has the ability to play both outside and in the slot and should provide an immediate impact.
5.36: Bilal Nichols, 6’3/306, DT, Delaware, 4.95 40, 78% 3 cone, 59% vert, 87% broad, 55% length
I was hoping for Falo Fatukasi here but he was taken 1 spot in front of me. However, Bilal is not a bad consolation prize as I have a Round 3/4 grade on him and he’s my DL12. Nichols put up ridiculous production at Delaware and then tested incredibly well at the combine. He has active hands, shows good arm extension, has a good anchor to maintain his spot and his hard to move, stacks and sheds, plays with great leverage, and moves very well laterally. However, he doesn’t offer a ton of pass rush and will likely be a 1 Tech in the NFL. Even with the resigning of Jelly, we can still use more bodies in the interior of our DL and there weren’t any 3 Techs worthy of this spot.
6.11: Tavarius Moore, 6’1/195, S, Southern Miss, 4.32 40, 85% vert, 97% broad
This is one of my favorite picks of the entire draft. A combine snub, Moore has been picking up steam lately as he absolutely destroyed his pro day. Now that he’s on the radar of draft analysts, many are saying he’s going to be drafted somewhere on Day 2. While he only has 1 cut up available right now vs Florida St, you can immediately see his athletic abilities on film. He absolutely flies around the field, comes up in the run game with explosion, has the ability to cover a ton of ground in a hurry, and has the versatility to play either safety spot. While he’ll take some poor angles and lacks anticipation at times, this is an absolute steal in the 6th round.
6.38: Davontae Harris, 5’11/205, CB, Illinois St, 4.43 40, 38% 3 cone, 10% vert, 62% broad, 36% length
Finally a CB. I was looking out for CBs throughout the draft but the value never properly matched up with the pick. Harris is a really fun player to watch and will likely be a slot CB in the NFL. Harris is thickly built, extremely active and physical, reads the QBs eyes well and makes plays on the ball, and smoothly transitions in zone coverage. Really fun player to watch with a great playing personality.
6.42: Matthew Thomas, 6’2/232, LB, Florida St, 4.58 40, 85% 3 cone, 97% vert, 98% broad
With our need at LB and Cichy’s injury history I wanted to grab another LB. Thomas is a great risk to take in the 6th round. A former 5 star recruit, Thomas’ career didn’t go as planned as he dealt with injuries and academic issues at Florida St. Nonetheless, he tested as an absolutely freaky athlete at the combine and it shows up when you watch his film. He absolutely EXPLODES out of his stance. Thomas also has shown some bend as a pass rusher, some pop in his pads, and the ability to handle blockers in the box. However, he’s still a pretty raw player as he demonstrates poor gap discipline and plays a little out of control. Nonetheless, this is a great spot to take a shot on a player like this and he has the potential to develop into a starting WILL LB.
6.43: James Looney, 6’2/287, DT, Cal, 4.89 40, 85% 3 cone, 98% vert, 90% broad, 11% length
Similar to Thomas, this is a traits pick. We need a 3 Tech for Guether’s defense and Looney demonstrates outstanding 3 Tech traits. His tape isn’t great and he can get beaten up vs the run, but his explosion off the ball rivals that of Taven Bryan and Maurice Hurst. Plus, his testing at the combine backs up what you see on film. He was played out of place a lot at Cal whereas with us we can utilize his get-off as a 1 gap penetrator.
7.10: JK Scott, P, Alabama
I confess that I do not scout punters so I can’t really comment on Scott as a player. However, he’s pretty universally seen as P2 in an exceptionally good P/K class so this seemed like a good place to grab our potential replacement for King.
Conclusion
I a very, very happy with this draft. Not only did we get one of the few blue chip players in this class in Bradley Chubb, but we also got an immediate difference maker on offense in Ronald Jones and grabbed a bunch of high-upside picks in the later rounds and hopefully our future LT. The thought of a Mack + Chubb combo off the edge for the next 5 years is absolutely mouth-watering and Gruden should be able to do wonders with Ronald Jones on offense. The one issue we didn’t address is CB but the value never really matched up and I think we should be fine for this year at least with Conley and Melvin on the outside. Also, after seeing how far John Kelly and Mark Walton dropped, I might have done better waiting longer at RB but I still love the value of getting Ronald Jones in the middle of the 2nd Round.
Projected Starting Lineup
Offense QB: Derek Carr RB: Marshawn Lynch, Ronald Jones, Doug Martin, DeAndre Washington, Jalen Richard FB: Keith Smith WR: Amari Cooper, Allen Lazard, Griff Whalen WR: Jordy Nelson, Johnny Holton WR: Seth Roberts, Allen Lazard TE: Jared Cook, Derek Carrier, Lee Smith, Pharoah Brown LT: Donald Penn, David Sharpe LG: Kelechi Osemele, Denver Kirkland OC: Rodney Hudson, Jon Feliciano RG: Gabe Jackson, Vadal Alexander RT: Brian O’Neill, Breno Giacomini, Jylan Ware
Defense
DE: Khalil Mack, Tank Carradine, James Cowser UT: Mario Edwards, Eddie Vanderdoes, James Looney, Treyvon Hestor, Jihad Ward NT: Justin Ellis, Bilal Nichols, Darius Latham DE: Bradley Chubb, Bruce Irvin, Shalique Calhoun LB: Tahir Whitehead, Marquel Lee LB: Jack Cichy, Emmanuel Lamur, Nicholas Morrow LB: Corey James, Matthew Thomas CB: Gareon Conley, Dexter McDonald, Antonio Hamilton CB: Rashaan Melvin, Leon Hall Slot CB: Shareece Wright, Davontae Harris FS: Karl Joseph, Reggie Nelson, Marcus Gilchrist SS: Obi Melinfonwu, Tarvarious Moore, Shalom Luani
K: Giorgio Tavecchio P: JK Scott
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2018.03.03 16:47 ragtime_sam Props to ESPN for having way better in game commentators than TNT

It's no secret that TNT's halftime coverage blows ESPN's out of the water. But when it comes to actual game commentary, I've been really impressed by ESPN recently. Doris Burke is probably my favorite color analyst in the biz, and makes a great team with Dave Pasch. I know Hubie Brown can be kind of a caricature, but after watching him and Mike Breen call two Wizards games in the past week, I gotta say he really knows his stuff and is incredibly lucid for an 84 year old. As for Mike Breen, he's clearly one of the top play-by-play guys in all of basketball.
On the other hand, the only good commentator TNT regularly rolls out is Kevin Harlan (who to be fair, is amazing). But his partner Reggie Miller is cringe-inducing, and TNT's other duo of Cwebb and Marv is just one mispronounced name and botched call after another.
I still prefer watching games on TNT just because of the brilliance of the Inside the NBA guys. But when it comes to game commmentary, I think ESPN is pulling away.
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2018.01.30 20:18 kcheng686 2018 mock draft V2.1

Notes: I fixed my last draft based off some community suggestions. Also fuck mobile. It cut my mock in half and I had to redo the damn thing.
First, FA assumptions
-Kirk Cousins signs with Denver, meaning that Denver cuts Aqib Talib, who heads to the Buccaneers to help their secondary, and Sanders, who goes to Chicago
-The Jaguars stick with Bortles after his performance in the AFCCG, and tag Robinson.
-SF works out an extension with Jimmy G.
-Jarvis Landry head to Chicago, who can offer him #1 WR spot, targets and money.
-Malcolm Butler leaves the Patriots in the offseason, and heads to the Packers, who's new GM shows he isnt afraid of making a splash in FA, something TT was allergic to.
-Alex Smith is sent to the Browns for pick 64. The Browns get a temp stopgap at QB, while the Chiefs start their life without Smith. The Browns also extend Flash Gordon.
-DeMarcus Lawrence is tagged by the Cowboys.
-The Vikings tag Case Keenum and resign Teddy Bridgewater.
-Sam Bradford heads to the Cardinals.
-Jimmy Graham leaves the Seahawks to reunite with Drew Brees and the Saints.
-The Panthers decided to keep Andrew Norwell and let Star Lotulelei leave, who decides to rejoin his old DC Sean McDermott in Buffalo.
-All other big name FAs are assumed to stay with their current team.
1 - Cleveland Browns: Main Needs - QB, FS, RB - Sam Darnold, QB, USC
Although most people consider Josh Rosen by far the most pro-ready QB of the entire class, his concussions and rumored unwillingness to play in Cleveland, as well as the fact that Cleveland has a veteran QB in Smith, lead to the Browns picking Darnold instead. Darnold has a nice arm and a high ceiling, and although he did struggle with interceptions, some time with Check-down king Alex Smith may help that greatly.
2 - New York Giants: Main Needs - OT, QB, RB - Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
Eli has been one of the faces of the Giants for quite some time now, but I think even he agrees that New Yorks needs to get his successor. And with Rosen falling to 2, they are more than happy to snatch him up. As the most pro-ready QB in the draft, the Giants no longer need to worry about Eli potentially retiring. This also works out great for Rosen, who lands with one of the premier franchises in the NFL, and with Pat Shurmur, who was squeeze out a career year from Case Keenum.
3 - Indianapolis Colts: Main Needs - OG, EDGE, ILB - Bradley Chubb, EDGE, NC State
Unfortunately for the Colts, with the top 2 QBs getting grabbed, and most of the QB needy teams finding some sort of temporary solution as well, no team is willing to trade up. So the Colts grab the best EDGE rusher of the class in Chubb. Nelson would have been great here as well, but OG just isnt that valued of a position, and the OG is also alot deeper than EDGE is, especially since Ferrell returned to Clemson.
4 - Cleveland Browns (Via HOU): Main Needs - QB, FS, RB - Minkah Fitzpatrick, FS/CB, Alabama
Jabrill Peppers is not a free safety, and his play this season showed as much. So the Browns shore up their secondary with a player many have compared to Earl Thomas III. Minkah Fitzpatrick is a perfect Free safety for the modern defense, a guy who can read plays, play both man/zone, and contribute to the run.
5 - Buffalo Bills (Via DEN): Main Needs - ILB, QB, C -Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
Tyrod Taylor may have lead the Bills to the playoffs, but its pretty obvious the Buffalo FO doesn't consider him the QB of the future, considering they benched him for someone who made Deshone Kizer look good. So, the Bills push in all their chips and go for Baker Mayfield. Mayfield has some flaws, mainly concerning his height, his feet, and his gunslinger tendency, but his accuracy, ability to extend plays, and leadership are undeniable. The Bills are happy to land their QB of the future here, despite the high cost.
6 - New York Jets: Main Needs - QB, OL, EDGE - Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville
Josh McCown was a nice surprise this year, but I am sure that almost all Jets fans can agree that he isnt the future. So the Jets grab their QB of the future in the dynamic Lamar Jackson. Jackson showed steady improvement during his time in college, despite a WR corps that was more drop happy than Amari Cooper and Dez Bryant combined. Considering the Jets have one of the better WR Corps in the league(Jermaine Kearse, Quincy Enunwa, the likely to be suspended Robby Anderson, and ASJ), it will be interesting to see how Jackson plays.
7 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Main needs - OL, DE, RB - Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
Muscle Hamster had a great run in Tampa, but its time for them to move on, and with the #1 ranked overall prospect, a player many consider to be the best RB prospect in the last decade, dropping to them, the Buccaneers waste little time before scooping him up. Barkley needs little introduction. He has everything a team could want in a RB. He is fast, elusive, has great vision, can produce #2 WR receiving numbers, etc etc. Off-field wise, he is basically Mariota, a guy who's red flag was "he has no red flags." TB lands their franchise RB for the next decade, as long as Winston doesnt eat too many W's around him.
8 - Chicago Bears: Main needs - ILB, EDGE, OT - Connor Williams, OT, Texas
The Bears could use a serious upgrade from Bobby Massie in protecting Mitchell Trubisky, and they get that in the #1 OT in the class, Connor Williams. Williams has experience at both LT and RT, and is excellent in both pass protection and run blocking. Williams can be the franchise LT for the bears, which allows Charles Leno to move to RT, where he can use his strength to help Jordan Howard in the run game.
9 - San Francisco 49ers: Main Needs - OG, CB, EDGE - Quenton Nelson, OG, Notre Dame
The 49ers have their perceived Franchise QB in Jimmy G, and have enough weapons at WR where they dont need a WR too badly, However, they need serious help on the interior, and Nelson is pretty widely considered the best G prospect in this class. He is a plug and play G, and can be a foundational piece for the 49ers OL for Jimmy G's career.
10 - Oakland Raiders: Main Needs - CB, ILB, DL - Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa
The Raiders drafted Gareon Conley last year, hoping he would help out their atrocious secondary, but so far he hasnt been able to contribute thanks to an injury. Additionally, Oakland will probably cut both Sean Smith and Davis Amerson, both of whom have not been performing, and who would save the Raiders $14.5 million in cap to use for the incoming Mack extension. Jackson is a fantastic CB in the mold of Marcus Peters, a guy who loves intercept the ball, indicated by his 8 interceptions this season. Jackson would provide the Raiders with a true #1 CB, and someone they can trust until Conley comes back. Smith would be a great option here, but apparently Reggie Mackenzie doesnt draft ILBs high.
11 - Miami Dolphins: Main needs - OG, ILB, TE - Roquan Smith, ILB, Georgia
The Dolphins top 2 players in Nelson and Barkley are long gone, but I’m sure they arent too sad to land the #1 ILB in the class. Smith was a monster run stopper for Georgia this season, missing a total of 0 tackles all year, and making plays all over their field. He also was decent in coverage, with great speed and good instincts. Smith can be the impact LB the Dolphins have been missing.
12 - Cincinnati Bengals: Main Needs - OT, OG, OL - Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma
The Bengals let 2 premier offensive lineman walk in FA this year, and well, the results werent pretty. Its obvious that Cedric Ogbuehi isnt the answer at LT, and Andre Smith is already 31. Brown is one of the most athletic offensive lineman in the draft, and would hopefully be a worthy replacement for the now departed Andrew Whitworth.
13 - Washington Redskins: Main Needs - QB, ILB, WR - Tremaine Edmunds, ILB, Virginia Tech
Washington drafted Sua Cravens 2 years ago to be the guy who filled the ILB need, and he has been cleared, but its hard to say how impactful he will be with a year off of football. Meanwhile the Redskins need to get Zach Brown a partner, IF he doesnt leave. Mason Foster is decent, but the team could use an upgrade, so they decide to grab the talented Edmunds. Edmunds isnt a great pass-rusher, but he has few flaws elsewhere, as he excels in coverage, run support, and even running down ball-carriers, not to mention his great athleticism.
14 - Green Bay Packers: Main Needs - OG, EDGE, TE - Marcus Davenport, EDGE, UTSA
Here is a fast riser. Marcus Davenport knows how to use his length and size to his advantage, and possesses an explosive first step, which when paired with his non-stop motor and wide array of pass-rush moves, gets him to the QB fast. He isnt just a one trick pony, as he showed he can also stuff the run at a high level. He was unblockable at the Senior Bowl. I dont know how well he will fit into Pettine’s 3-4 defense(I think he works best as a 4-3 DE), but he should produce no matter what position he plays at.
15 - Arizona Cardinals: Main Needs - OL, WR, DL - Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame
McGlinchey wouldve been a top 5 pick last season if he had come out, but instead he stayed, and hurt his draft stock. Luckily for him, OT is a huge need for many teams across the league, and he ends up only falling to 15. The Cardinals could use serious help on the offensive Line, and with Humphries finally playing well, McGlinchy could help out greatly at RT, where most consider him best at.
16 - Dallas Cowboys (From BAL): Main Needs - S, WR, LB - Derwin James, S, Florida State
The Cowboys cannot risk the Panthers or Titans trading up to grab James, so they take the initiative and move up to secure the talented safety. James is one of the talented defensive players in the draft, hurt mainly by an underperforming team. He has fantastic versatility, hit hard, and can cover well. He can play S, CB, LB, and even DE, using his athletic gifts to create mismatches wherever he goes. He will be a great replacement for Barry Church.
17 - Los Angeles Chargers: Main needs - OL, DL, OLB - Vita Vea, DT, Washington
The Chargers are terrible at stopping the run, and neither Corey Liuget nor Brandon Mebane have played well this year. Vita Vea would be fantastic in the Chargers nickel and Dime packages as the NT, using his combo of size and power to bulldoze his way into the backfield, which would open up opportunities for the Chargers heralded EDGE duo of Bosa and Ingram.
18 - Seattle Seahawks: Main Needs - OL, TE, RB, SS(?) - Will Hernandez, OG, UNLV
The Seahawks need OL help badly, and what better way to start than getting one of the nastiest, toughest guard prospects in the draft? An absolute mauler in the run game, Hernandez was fantastic in college, and has been shining in the Senior Bowl. He possess great hands and surprising agility, and would fill either G spot for the Hawks.
19 - Baltimore Ravens: Main Needs - WR, RT, EDGE - Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
The Ravens WR corps is horrible. Maclin hasnt done much. Perriman is a bust. Mike Wallace is 31 and an FA. Ridley is the best WR prospect in the class, and will hopefully become the #1 WR the Ravens havent had since Torrey Smith.
20 - Detriot Lions: Main Needs - RB, DL, OL - DaRon Payne, DT, Alabama
Ngata is an FA, and 34, and the Lions need a new NT. So they grab the Bama Standout. Payne stood out in the CFB playoffs, proving his mettle as a run stuffer and a player who could provide serious pressure from the interior. With Smith and Payne, the Lions run defense will looked much improved from the previous season.
21 - Denver Broncos (Via BUF): Main Needs - OT, RB, ILB: Brian O’Neill, OT, Pitt
With a star QB in Cousins, the Broncos need to protect him at all cost. So, the Broncos pick up O'Neill, a athletic OT who gave up 0 sacks and 4 pressures total all season for Pittsburgh.
22 - Denver Broncos (Via BUF via KC): Main needs - OT, RB, ILB - Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M
It is very likely that if Denver signs Cousins, they have to release one of their WRs(probably Sanders) along with Talib to afford Kirk’s contract. So, the Broncos replace Sanders with the elusive, explosive Kirk. Kirk has great hands ad route running, and is versatile enough to be able to play both the X and Z receiver, allowing Denver to come out of the offseason with no serious damage done to their receiving corps.
23 - Los Angeles Rams: Main needs - OT, OLB, CB - Arden Key, EDGE, LSU
Key is an absolute freak of a pass rusher and has a very high ceiling, no one can disagree. But he comes with serious baggage and a ton of risk. However, if there is one person I trust can turn him into an elite EDGE, its Wade Phillips. A motivated Key would be a serious upgrade over Connor Barwin.
24 - Carolina Panthers: Main needs - WR, OG, S - Ronnie Harrison, SS, Alabama
Kurt Coleman regressed and Mike Adams is 36. The Panthers seriously need some young blood at safety, and they get it in Harrison. The Bama strong safety is most known for his ability to lay the boom, but he isnt the typical box safety. Harrison has decent coverage abilities and good instincts, and has no hesitation, whether its to stuff a run or break up a pass.
25 - Tennessee Titans: Main needs - EDGE, DL, CB - Isaiah Oliver, CB, Colorado
In this modern NFL, teams need 3 CBs to compete. The Titans have a solid slot CB in Logan Ryan, an improving CB in Adoree Jackson, and not much else. LeShaun Sims is not that good, and he is probably the best of the other CBs. Oliver is long and fast, and excellent in man and press. He is fantastic at keeping up with WRs and keep the ball out of their hands. With a deep EDGE class and a much shallower CB one, the Titans can afford to grab their #1 CB of the future now.
26 - Atlanta Falcons: Main Needs - DT, OG, CB - Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan
Hurst is the best pass-rushing DT in the draft, and with Poe and Clayborn possibly leaving, adding Hurst to a front 7 that already includes Grady Jarrett, Vic Beasley, and Takkarist McKinley will give the Falcons quite the pass rush.
27 - New Orleans Saints: Main Needs - EDGE, LB, WR - James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State Micheal Thomas is a top 10 WR in the league, but outside of that, the Saints WR corps is pretty poor. Ginn is 32, Snead is probably gone, and they could really use a replacement for the departed Cooks. Luckily for them, James Washington falls right into their laps. Washington was impressive all season and at the Senior Bowl, showing off his ability to create seperation with his hands, and his ability to grab contested passes. Washington is on the shorter side at 5'11, but his 34 inch arms and excellent production should calm any fears that the Saints may have. Plus, playing with Brees and across from MT should mean Washington gets plenty of targets.
28 - Pittsburgh Steelers: Main needs - LB, FS, QB - Rashaan Evans, ILB, Alabama
With the loss of Shazier for the forseeable future, the Steelers go out and grab his replacement in the Bama Inside linebacker. Evans is decent in coverage, but his main talents lie in his ability to stuff the run and rush the passer. And if Shazier does end up coming back, a pairing of Shazier and Evans could be absolutely deadly for the Steelers, and would make the Steelers Sub packages much more deadly.
29 - Jacksonville Jaguars: Main Needs - TE, OG, WR - Billy Price, OG/C, Ohio State
Patrick Omameh is a free agent this year, and the Jags offensive line could use some depth on the interior. Price is a great guard, with great balance and leverage, which would be very useful for the very run-heavy Jags and Fournette as well as protecting Bortles.
30 - New York Giants(Via MIN): Main Needs - OT, QB, RB - Derrick Guice, RB, LSU
The Giants have drafted their QB of the future, but they need to build a run game if they want Rosen to excel. Guice is the best power back in the draft, and perfect for those 3rd and short situations where the Giants routinely struggled at before. Guice is excellent at picking yards after contact, and is very tough to tackle. He will force teams to respect the Giants run game, something teams haven’t done in some times.
31 - New England Patriots: Main Needs - QB, EDGE, CB - Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
Tom Brady has beaten Father Time again and again, but he cant do it forever, and Brian Hoyer isnt exactly a spring chicken either. The Patriots needs a succession plan, so they take a gamble on Josh Allen. Easily the most divisive prospect in the entire draft, Allen possesses fantastic physical gifts but seemingly no idea how to use them. However, some time working with Brady and learning from him would likely do Allen alot of good, and if anyone can help Allen reach his potential, its Brady and Belicheck. If they succeed, this pick could be the steal of the decade.
32 - Chicago Bears(Via PHI): Main needs - ILB, OT, CB: Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State
Ryan Pace has never been afraid to get his guy, and he knows his team needs secondary help. So he arranges a trade up to grab one of the best CBs in the class. A product of the OSU DB factory, Denzel Ward has great feet, quick hips, and is excellent in zone. He is decent at run support, and a huge contributor in special teams, with multiple blocked kicks. Pace gets himself a steal of a corner near the end of the first.
Notable players who fell out of Round 1:
Ronald Jones
Braden Smith
Harold Landry
Justin Reid
Frank Ragnow
Isaiah Wynn
Kolton Miller
Trades
Buffalo sends 21, 22, 2018 BUF 3rd to DEN for 5
Dallas sends 19, 2017 DAL 3rd to BAL for 16
Giants send 34, 2017 NYG 4th to MIN for 30, 2017 MIN 7th
Bears send 42, 2017 CHI 4th, 2018 CHI 3rd to PHI for 32
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2017.10.02 20:52 chickadee1 Season 11 Spoilers by Episode

PREMIERE SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 3RD!
NY Comic-Con Official Trailer
Extended Trailer!
Season 11 will be 2 mythology episodes and 8 standalone episodes.
Episode 1 - My Struggle III
Episode 1 Promo Photos
Written & Directed by Chris Carter
Casting Notes:
"We start the season right up from where the season finale left off with that big helicopter and takes you right from there,” he says. “You’ll be launched into a very urgent adventure that has a lot to do with William — Mulder and Scully’s kid. so the search for William will be a significant thread through the show. You will see the Cigarette Smoking Man [William B. Davis]. You may see The Lone Gunmen somewhere along the line. There will be other characters from the previous mythology that will be reprised.”
Carter says fans rooting for the formerly estranged duo to fully patch things up “have something to look forward to.” But the partners are in for an intense journey; the pain of Scully’s decision to give up William (the son she shares with Mulder) for adoption 15 years ago still hangs over both agents. “William has been an absent center,” Carter says. “He will come to the fore.”
Reactions from thetvmouse on Tumblr:
"MS3 is definitely a My Struggle episode (packed with all the bad voiceovers you’ve come to expect) but for most of the hour it’s a slight step up from the first two, if only because it’s got some momentum and Mulder and Scully are in a good place. But someone makes a highly upsetting suggestion that puts an episode from the original series in a new light (not a beloved episode). It will clearly affect this season’s story but hasn’t yet. That’s all I’m saying."
Reactions from X-Files News:
"The logline: "Picking up after the last event series’ cliffhanger, Mulder and Scully learn that they aren’t the only ones desperately searching for their long-lost son, William. The very fate of the world may depend on it."
Our take: Reviewing this one is… difficult, without giving anything away that explains this difficulty. While it does continue – in a way – with the cliffhanger from Season 10, and it sticks to the same style that Carter adopted for the “My Struggle” chapters, this one has some dramatic moments that felt a bit better in building the suspense. But not quite enough. There’s a clear attempt to be more organic in this one, that is - compared to the previous two in Season 10 - but what makes them similar, is that there's a difficulty to develop and stay focused on the world we already knew. And while we’re looking forward to the completed version, because there are some moments that will be “X-Phile Favorites” for a lot of reasons… this episode is not the best of the preview. With a few familiar faces coming back, a few intriguing and shocking storylines ensue. There will be moments that will be fodder of arduous online discussion that will carry us through the season, for fans old and new. One thing is clear: there’s no way to watch this episode and walk away from it with a lukewarm reaction to it."
Episode 2 - This
Promo Pics for Episode 2
Written & Directed by Glen Morgan
Casting Notes:
"...the second hour opens with a time jump to put distance between Mulder and Scully and the events of the premiere."
"I looked at it as X-Files meets North-by-Northwest. It's not Monster-of-the-Week, it's more like Mulder and Scully on the run type thing." - Glen Morgan
Reactions from thetvmouse on Tumblr:
"Glen Morgan can write my life. His Mulder and Scully have exactly the dynamic I believe they have, flirty in a comfortable, lived-in kind of way, and also they’re badasses. The time jump between MS3 and This could be anything from a few weeks to, like, over a year, depending on whether you believe they’re actually paying attention to the fact that MS3 was set in 2016 and This seems to exist in a present-day political climate. Personally I do not come to The X- “Our Pilot Is Set in 1992 for No Reason”-Files for a timeline that makes sense. God bless the inventor of handcuffs."
Reactions from X-Files News:
"The Logline: "An old friend reaches out to Mulder and Scully in a seemingly impossible way, revealing a chilling secret."
Our take: We’re having a hard time deciding if this is our favorite. This MOTW was a LOT of fun. Full of action and smart banter, Glen Morgan does what he does best: deliver an episode that addresses a lot of endearing moments, great music choices, and great writing. We can’t wait to elaborate more on this one. The twists and turns were smart, and old fans will smile at some very unexpected blasts from the past."
Episode 3 - Plus One
Written by Chris Carter
Directed by Kevin Hooks
Casting Notes:
"...episode three is a darkly comedic hour, focusing on doubles and doppelgangers."
Reactions from thetvmouse on Tumblr:
"Entirely fine. No one needs to worry about the doppelganger thing. Not all of Chris’ interpretations of MSR jive completely with the other writers’: I did a few double takes in one scene, mostly for very small reasons (like, spelling out things that are good but that I just didn’t think needed to be spelled out) but for a couple of slightly bigger reasons too. But that scene is also easily my favorite of the episode; it is a Mood. There are some really sweet lines in this one, all the “intimations” David promised, and a pitch-perfect ending."
Reactions from X-Files News:
"The Logline: "A spate of deaths, in which the victims were plagued by their own doppelgangers, lead Mulder and Scully to a pair of twins playing a dangerous game. Guest-starring Karin Konoval (Season Four’s “Home”)."
Our take: Another MOTW, with a great teaser, great banter, and what we promise was a moment that had us catching our breath. Even with missing finishing touches, this episode was very enjoyable, very much in the vein of classic X-Files."
Episode 4 - The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat
Written & Directed by Darin Morgan
Brian Huskey will guest star as Reggie.
Reactions from thetvmouse on Tumblr:
"I didn’t stop smiling for a second. Classic Darin Morgan: meta and sincere at once. Really absurdly funny. An examination of truth and interpretation. Like Jose Chung’s From Outer Space if Jose Chung’s From Outer Space were actually as good as everyone says it is."
Reactions from X-Files News:
"The logline: "Exploring the idea of The Mandela Effect, in which large groups of people remember an alternate history, Mulder and Scully find out how the X-Files themselves may really have originated. Guest-starring Brian Huskey as “Reggie Something.”"
Our Take: Now… this one is sort of… out there. This will be the one you either LOVE or HATE, or at least that was our impression. There are quite a few moments that are filled with irreverent comedy, like only Darrin Morgan can deliver, and others that you sort of gasp and say: “wow… they really went there.” Gillian and David are quite hilarious and the episode is a chock full of clever references, ranging from classic TV & Film, to the current news cycle."
Episode 5 - Ghouli
Written & Directed by James Wong
Casting Notes:
"Mulder and Scully’s son William is set to make an appearance in the next season, but beyond that, not much has been revealed about the character. Speaking to IGN at NYCC, Anderson said William will have an "elusive" relationship with his parents, showing up by the fifth episode."
Reactions from thetvmouse on Tumblr:
"James Wong knocks it out of the park and gives Gillian the best dramatic material she’s been handed from this show in a very long time. I wanted to personally hand-wrap one scene and deliver it to the Emmys. She’s incredible. This episode is weighty and has a lot of heart, and it’s handled really deftly, I think, and in a way that feels organic to the show. I love it. "
Reactions from X-Files News:
"The logline: "When a pair of teenage girls attack one another, each believing the other to be a monster, Mulder and Scully find that their investigation could possibly lead back to their long-lost son, William."
Our take: Of the first five, this was the other contender for the strongest one. Just like “This”, “Ghouli” seems pretty tight and complete, even at this stage. But while Glen Morgan’s episode is fun, this one will grab your heart and just squeeze it in a way that you are not prepared for. Gillian Anderson deserves all the awards."
Episode 6
Written by Gabe Rotter
Directed by Carol Banker
Casting Notes:
"The X-Files Season 11 is giving Skinner an origin episode of his own. The sixth episode of the 10-episode season will be all about Skinner and the man he is when not attempting to keep Mulder and Scully under control. The trailer points toward some strife as the intrepid agents lose their trust in him, but Pileggi promises that Skinner ultimately "is their champion.""
Episode 7
Written by Kristen Cloke & Shannon Hambling
Episode 8
Written by Glen Morgan & James Wong
Directed by James Wong
Casting Notes:
This episode will have a "similarly messed up tone" [as "Home"].
Episode 9
Written by Karen Nielson
Directed by James Wong
Episode 10
Written & Directed by Chris Carter
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