Official 2014 NFL offseason topic

#201 Posted by sfkm2 (67772 posts) -
#202 Edited by The-Apostle (12139 posts) -

@The-Apostle said:

@LostProphetFLCL said:

@monkeytoes61 said:

@LostProphetFLCL said:

And apparently the Lions DID pick up Tate! 5 year contract with undisclosed terms right now.

Wow if we get the QB situation straightened out that offense is going to be INSANE!!!

Hate to burst your bubble, but Tate is nothing special. Elusive on punt returns, but really an average receiver. I'm glad we let him walk.

He is a relatively strong receiver to pair up with Megatron which is a big deal. Tate could start looking a lot better on the lions with how worried teams are about Megatron, not to mention we have Bush in the mix as well.

Tate really is just a nice strong tool to give our offense variety/options and if the new coach can take advantage of it our offense will be pretty devastating. They were already capable of making big plays and this just gives them more opportunities.

The big concern though is if the QB situation will get taken care of...

Yeah, Tate honestly has me worried if Stafford can get himself together...

If Stafford picks up his game I see the Lions pretty easily taking their division. The Packers proved to be way too reliant on Rodgers this year and were just in shambles without him. Their defense would not stand a chance against an improved Stafford with Tate now on the line-up.

Not to be picking on the Packers, they just happen to be the real rival in the division....

This is the exact reason I'm worried... :(

#203 Posted by sherman-tank1 (8096 posts) -

Wilfork looking to be released according to ESPN. :(

#204 Edited by DaBrainz (7623 posts) -

@LostProphetFLCL:

Imagine what the team that led the league in drops (Lions) and had a 4th quarter lead in 7 of their 9 losses could do with a receiver that only dropped 5 passes in 3 years.

This is good news.

#205 Posted by DaBrainz (7623 posts) -

@LostProphetFLCL said:

And apparently the Lions DID pick up Tate! 5 year contract with undisclosed terms right now.

Wow if we get the QB situation straightened out that offense is going to be INSANE!!!

Hate to burst your bubble, but Tate is nothing special. Elusive on punt returns, but really an average receiver. I'm glad we let him walk.

5 drops in 180 attempts. What am I missing.

#206 Posted by Silverbond (16046 posts) -

@sfkm2: Dude...our offseason has been amazing. Wake up and smell the rainbows, man

#207 Posted by The-Apostle (12139 posts) -

I'll be so angry if Jermichael Finley goes anywhere other than the Packers... We resigned Quarless but he's no Finley...

#208 Edited by The-Apostle (12139 posts) -
@DaBrainz said:

@monkeytoes61 said:

@LostProphetFLCL said:

And apparently the Lions DID pick up Tate! 5 year contract with undisclosed terms right now.

Wow if we get the QB situation straightened out that offense is going to be INSANE!!!

Hate to burst your bubble, but Tate is nothing special. Elusive on punt returns, but really an average receiver. I'm glad we let him walk.

5 drops in 180 attempts. What am I missing.

He's just pissed he's not a Seahawk anymore. >_>

#209 Posted by yokofox33 (29181 posts) -

Jags making some nice defensive signings. Our front line is starting to look very formidable.

#noonecares

#210 Posted by PSP107 (11659 posts) -

Jags making some nice defensive signings. Our front line is starting to look very formidable.

#noonecares

yay!

#211 Posted by sfkm2 (67772 posts) -

@sfkm2: Dude...our offseason has been amazing. Wake up and smell the rainbows, man

I just pray Sean and Loomis know what they are doing. We need to return to playoffs 2014-2015. I did wake up but I didn't smell rainbows. I smell breakfast and money going bye bye. LOL

As for Sporles wife, she just have to deal with it and make the change. Along with that change, she can hate the cowboys, giants, and skins. (no offense to the skins)

#212 Posted by GotFiveRings (375 posts) -

So the dickskins signed Hatcher for around $7 million a year? LMAO. Not sure how much is guaranteed, but no thanks. Also, he's back in that 3-4 where he never did anything special... on top of being 32 years old. Thanks Dan Snyder for continuing to be a waste. Fuck Hatcher, I hope he tears his ACL in training camp. Traitorous fuck. I hear the dickskins are trying to sign Spencer too? GOOOOOD, I hope you guys overpay that scrub too.

#213 Posted by The-Apostle (12139 posts) -

I honestly hope the Seahawks DON'T clear Finley. >_>

#214 Edited by DaJuicyMan (3401 posts) -

@sfkm2: you just got the best safety in the whole f'in league and you're crying about sproles? Brees is gonna sh!t down throats no matter who he gets on O. Ryan + Byrd = swagged out D.

i agree on booing graham tho. mr-pay-me-fat-stacks-but-im-also-gonna-bitch-when-my-"friends"-have-to-get-cut-to-meet-my-weird-looking-self's-crazy-demands. especially considering he's the peyton manning of TE's but WAY worse... somehow.

#215 Posted by sfkm2 (67772 posts) -

@sfkm2: you just got the best safety in the whole f'in league and you're crying about sproles? Brees is gonna sh!t down throats no matter who he gets on O. Ryan + Byrd = swagged out D.

i agree on booing graham tho. mr-pay-me-fat-stacks-but-im-also-gonna-bitch-when-my-"friends"-have-to-get-cut-to-meet-my-weird-looking-self's-crazy-demands. especially considering he's the peyton manning of TE's but WAY worse... somehow.

I careless about the defense. I knew we were getting something good replacing those we release. (on defense line up) It was known the defense need to be clean up. Games like Patriots and Carolina II of S. 2013. The game we should of won. However, Sproles was the man. It just hard to see him play for another team. I want him to get a sb ring but I guess he get a sb ring from another team. (Saints be mad if he does and I bet his wife will do the Nae Nae dance with that SB ring on) lol

Anyway.

Yeah I know I'm right about Graham.

#216 Posted by Chutebox (36392 posts) -

Browner a pat. Shit balls they getting stacked

#217 Edited by Boston_Boyy (3906 posts) -

The Patriots still have a surprising amount of room to work with without Wilfork's $8M in there, and if the rumors that Browner is going to play Safety are true it might also allow for some more space to be opened up by cutting Adrian Wilson. Next on the agenda should still be resigning Edelman, examining the market for Blount and looking into improvements on the interior of both lines. Then there's also the possibility of being able to get $7.5 cap relief due to the circumstances of Aaron Hernandez's release.

#218 Posted by The-Apostle (12139 posts) -

Raji stays with the Packers and will play defensive tackle where he belongs, so that softens the blow of losing EDS. We need another center... AGAIN!!!! I'd love to see one stay for longer than a season.

#219 Posted by The-Apostle (12139 posts) -

Julius Peppers to the Packers! Didn't think Thompson had it in him to pick up a big name! LOL

#220 Edited by sherman-tank1 (8096 posts) -

@The-Apostle: Three years for an aging star? We will see how it works.

#221 Edited by The-Apostle (12139 posts) -

@sherman-tank1 said:

@The-Apostle: Three years for an aging star? We will see how it works.

Meh... From what I understand he hasn't lost a step. >_>

EDIT: Apparently, it's a $30-million contract. He'll be paid $10 million a year. That's too heavy of a contract.

#222 Posted by sherman-tank1 (8096 posts) -

@The-Apostle: Speaking of the Packers, it is a shame they are wasting Rodger's prime with an awful line and a sub par defense. At least they got the running game doing ok.

#223 Posted by The-Apostle (12139 posts) -

@The-Apostle: Speaking of the Packers, it is a shame they are wasting Rodger's prime with an awful line and a sub par defense. At least they got the running game doing ok.

I concur. However, with a QB like Rodgers, who needs an offensive line? Furthermore, our D-line is so stacked it'll constantly cause the QB to misfire the ball into the hands of our crappy secondary.

NOTE: I'm being sarcastic. >_>

#224 Posted by Boston_Boyy (3906 posts) -

Patriots finally resigned Edelman today which was a huge relief to hear. Brandon Lafell has also been signed and I guess I'll have to wait for the details to be released to make a judgement on that, but what I've watched the past few years in Carolina makes me hope it's not going to handcuff us. Kenny Britt is also visiting which could make for an interesting low risk/high reward signing if it comes to pass.

#225 Posted by Silverbond (16046 posts) -

Panthers front office doing a helluva job this offseason

#226 Edited by PSP107 (11659 posts) -

Panthers front office doing a helluva job this offseason

I wouldn't be surprised if they don't make the 2014 playoffs.

#227 Posted by monkeytoes61 (8327 posts) -

Thinking about flying to North Carolina and trying out at WR for the Panthers.

#228 Edited by Chutebox (36392 posts) -

@Silverbond said:

Panthers front office doing a helluva job this offseason

Something happen besides Steve Smith?

Edit: Wow, they let Lafell and Gynn go too??? The WR left on the roster have a combined total of two catches in a year or two. Wow. This might actually be there year people can blame the people around Cam!

#229 Posted by jg4xchamp (46972 posts) -

@Chutebox said:

@Silverbond said:

Panthers front office doing a helluva job this offseason

Something happen besides Steve Smith?

Edit: Wow, they let Lafell and Gynn go too??? The WR left on the roster have a combined total of two catches in a year or two. Wow. This might actually be there year people can blame the people around Cam!

To be fair the offense has never really been that good around Cam in general.

Not saying his mechanics don't leave a lot to be desired(his footwork is fugly at times, and his decision making was questionable at best the first 2 years). But his defense was a pushover those first 2 years, and who did he really have besides an aging Steve Smith(who oh by the way fell of a bit before Cam's big arm gave him a pick me up). That front office has been awful in terms of how they have handled contracts, especially when it comes to how much they paid their running backs. Their running game has been mostly mediocre given a bit of an edge from the yardage Cam gets them.

Not saying that excuses his short comings, but let's not kid ourselves like his supporting cast hasn't been mediocre. Because outside of that defense he had last year, his supporting cast hasn't been all that nice.

#230 Posted by Braun_Roid_Rage (716 posts) -

@Boston_Boyy said:

@Master_Live: Unfortunate but not particularly surprising. The Cowboys are in cap hell and Ware isn't the player he isn't used be, add in the fact that this move saves the Cowboys $7.4M and it was really the only thing they could do from a football standpoint.

Nah, fuck that shit. Ware for life. FUCK JERRY.

QFT brah

#231 Edited by The-Apostle (12139 posts) -

James Jones to Raiders. :cry:

James Starks remains with Packers.

#232 Posted by sfkm2 (67772 posts) -

DeSean Jackson. Hmmm Come to the Saints.....

#233 Edited by The-Apostle (12139 posts) -

So, B.J. Raji turned down a longterm $8-million-a-year contract last year. His new contract only guarantees him $500,000. Gee, I wonder who won? >_>

Although, he played craptacular anyway... :P

Still, thanks for saving us the Cap-space, Raji! :P

#234 Posted by sherman-tank1 (8096 posts) -

@sfkm2: Not sure why you need him.

#235 Posted by Chutebox (36392 posts) -

Proposed rule changes for next year.

1. Move kickoffs to the 40-yard line, from the 35, where it is now.

2. Making all personal fouls reviewable.

3. Eliminating overtime in preseason games.

4. Extending the goalposts vertically by 5 feet on each side.

5. Moving extra-point attempts to the 25-yard line, making it a 43-yard try. (This was proposed by the Patriots.) The competition committee separately is proposing one preseason game this season where extra-point snaps will take place from the 20.

6. Adding six cameras to all boundary lines on the field to supplement TV camera angles.

7. Allowing any officials' decisions to be challenged by coaches, not just specific kinds of plays.

8. Protecting players from getting their legs rolled up on from the side — and not just from the back — as a penalty.

9. Allowing the referee to confer with members of the NFL officiating department in New York at the league office during replay reviews.

10. Changing review rules on the recovery of a loose ball — aka, the "NaVorro Bowman rule" from the controversial NFC championship game non-call — in the field of play. This would including reorganizing the replay section of the NFL rulebook. (Which, frankly, needs it.)

11. Keeping the clock running on quarterback sacks at all times of the game.

12. Changing pass interference so that it can be called within a yard of the line of scrimmage.

13. Enforcing defensive penalties behind the line of scrimmage from the previous spot, instead of from the end of the play or from the spot of the foul.

Whoever proposed 1 and 12 needs to die in a fire. Especially rule 1. Other than that, honestly not so bad. Although I can see a few of these rule changes really slowing up the game.

#236 Edited by The-Apostle (12139 posts) -

If we were to go with #1, I propose starting all drives (at the start of game/second half or after every score) at the 20 and just do away with kickoffs altogether. Most kickoffs sail through the end zone now anyway. Furthermore, I'd prefer it if PATs were moved to the 10 or 15. Forcing a 43-yard FG as a PAT is idiotic.

#237 Posted by sfkm2 (67772 posts) -

@sfkm2: Not sure why you need him.

I was joking. I knew he wasnt going to us. I just saw that we were on the list of potential teams to pick him up. Didn't understand why we were on the list on nfl.com on the day I posted that post.

Also. M. Vick visiting Jets this Friday. IF he can turn the Jets around, that be good I guess. Who knows.

#238 Edited by Boston_Boyy (3906 posts) -

I'd agree that #1 and #12 are completely out of line. Other than that I really like all of them other than #5, I've maintained and still maintain that the extra point should either be kept as is or eliminated outright. Making it a 43-yard kick changes the game too dramatically for my taste.

#239 Edited by Boston_Boyy (3906 posts) -

As far as apparent by-law proposals go I honestly hate that it sounds inevitable that the playoffs are going to expand to 14 teams by 2015. Sure the Cardinals would have been fun to watch this past season, but one of the exciting things has always been watching good teams jockey for playoff position down the stretch, and lot of that would be lost here.

I have more mixed feelings about the 18-game schedule, which seems to be neither confirmed nor denied at this point. Personally I don't think a move like this shifts the importance of each regular season game as much as some people say, and don't necessarily think it's too bad for player safety if a second bye week is included. However I do think Goodell pushing this is obviously at odds with his player safety message, records will become imbalanced and that it will ruin the NFL's currently perfect scheduling process.

#240 Posted by DaBrainz (7623 posts) -

I want 2 things:

1) Make every play challengable.

2) Have reviewed plays done by officials in central location. No more going under the hood.

#241 Edited by sfkm2 (67772 posts) -

Vick is the new Jets QB and bye bye Mark Sanchez. (wait. I thought Mark was under a long contract or was that somebody else). Lance Moore went to the Steelers. (sad but at least he's playing) Oakland, I hope, get somewhere with their new QB. I hope they can turn that curse around. As for Roddy White, I know man. I'm shock, too. No one thought Duke would lose in first round.

#242 Edited by The-Apostle (12139 posts) -
@sfkm2 said:

Vick is the new Jets QB and bye bye Mark Sanchez. (wait. I thought Mark was under a long contract or was that somebody else). Lance Moore went to the Steelers. (sad but at least he's playing) Oakland, I hope, get somewhere with their new QB. I hope they can turn that curse around. As for Roddy White, I know man. I'm shock, too. No one thought Duke would lose in first round.

Wait... Duke... uh... LOST?!? WTF?!

*Is shocked*

#243 Posted by sfkm2 (67772 posts) -

That was the shocking breaking news of the afternoon. I thought everyone knew. Oh well.

Where will Mark S. go? Nfl.com said the following that might pick him up: Rams, Bills, Browns.

Few facebook users said, "neither" or "should of never been drafted." (lol Harsh)

#244 Posted by Boston_Boyy (3906 posts) -

I'm not the only one who thinks Chip Kelly should suck it the fuck up and let Desean Jackson be himself am I? There better be damn good reason why he'd be willing to cut a guy who just had a 82/1332/10 season and leave $6.5M dead money on top of it.

#245 Posted by sfkm2 (67772 posts) -

I'm not the only one who thinks Chip Kelly should suck it the fuck up and let Desean Jackson be himself am I? There better be damn good reason why he'd be willing to cut a guy who just had a 82/1332/10 season and leave $6.5M dead money on top of it.

I don't know. Tbh, who knows what Chip thinking like who knows what Saints were thinking trading Sproles to Eagles. It must be a good reason for Chip to do this. It all ends up saying to this phrase, "It just business." But sometimes Business will make bad decisions except for Mark Sanchez. (lol)

NFL tripping. Goodell! You tripping. Even though I hate Graham for doing what he did, you want to banned the dunk over the goal? What are you smoking on?

#246 Edited by The-Apostle (12139 posts) -

@sfkm2 said:

That was the shocking breaking news of the afternoon. I thought everyone knew. Oh well.

Where will Mark S. go? Nfl.com said the following that might pick him up: Rams, Bills, Browns.

Few facebook users said, "neither" or "should of never been drafted." (lol Harsh)

I knew there were a few upsets that ruined the $1 Billion contest for many people but I didn't know one of them was Duke. Meh... Everyone's out of the contest now anyway. No winners, no survivors into round two. >_>

Anyway, I'd kinda like Sanchez to go to the Rams or Bills. I'd like to see if Hoyer can make it as a starter. I see Sanchez more as a Ram though...

#247 Posted by sfkm2 (67772 posts) -

@The-Apostle: There was one survivor until 3 mins ago when Dayton beat Syracuse. However, his bracket wasn't in the official billion dollar contest.

Anyway, I guess he can go to the Bills but not the Rams. Rams need somebody good. Not a joke.

#248 Edited by The-Apostle (12139 posts) -

@sfkm2 said:

@The-Apostle: There was one survivor until 3 mins ago when Dayton beat Syracuse. However, his bracket wasn't in the official billion dollar contest.

Anyway, I guess he can go to the Bills but not the Rams. Rams need somebody good. Not a joke.

If I were in the contest I'd have picked Duke and lost anyway, so I'm glad I didn't do it. >_> But, yeah, Bills also need someone who's not a joke. And other players. >_>

#249 Posted by mems_1224 (46144 posts) -

God dammit internet lol

#250 Posted by RevanBITW (536 posts) -

God dammit internet lol

Nah, Mike Glennon is the NFL's Napoleon Dynamite.