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  1. hoorta

    RIP Stan "Atenears" Aten

    It was great meeting up with some of the guys (under sad circumstances)- you, Ed, Don, Westside Steve, Gipper, Todd, and a few others. I did head over to Maya afterwards to have that large margarita in Stan's honor. Several of his family, including his brothers were there, and they told me at last count over 350 people had signed the condolence book. Besides the orange stuff, I'll bring up a hefty supply of Dayton's finest Elsas Cantina's "Bad Juan" margaritas- no disrespect to Maya, but I've never tasted better, anywhere. Russ, don't take it personal- most people live their lives the way they want to. One of my favorite quotes is attributed to Abraham Lincoln. "Think for a moment how difficult is is to change yourself, and you will realize how difficult it is to change anyone else." Yeah, I've piled on a ton of weight too, but I like to think that 4,000 miles of bike riding every year helps a little. PS- genetics only helps so far. I found out at the Viewing both Stan's parents are very much alive (talked to them) as are all his brothers,
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    Bell done in Pittsburgh

    Sorry- this is a UNION squabble that the players agreed to- via the guys who were bargaining for them. Don't like the rules? Go on strike next time around. Don't forget Bell turned down the Steeler's offer (pre Gurley) that would have make him the highest paid RB in the NFL. Sorry if you think that's not enough for poor, poor Le'veon. Bell is mistakenly trying to elevate the relative value of running backs. They're about 4th on the value scale, and if you want to doubt that assertion- go look at how much super stud Saquon Barkley has helped the Giants to a couple of wins, or the Steelers have hardly missed a beat without Bell.
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    Mayfield or Mahomes

    BUT- different positions. Schwartz RT, Pace LT.
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    This is just crazy. . .

    The coach that Dorsey hires is going to be willing to work with Baker. Period. You're nuts if you think otherwise. You just don't- and I don't think it's ever happened- dump the #1 overall pick after one season. Even monumental bust Jamarcus Russell got three seasons with the Raiders. Mayfield is leading all the other rookie QBs in stats- and if you want a comparison, just look at what Deshone Kizer (didn't) do and compare that to the progress Baker is making this year. Draft another QB? sure in the 5th round where we have three picks...
  5. Here's the full conference- as usual, Dorsey is keeping it close to the vest. No regrets about trading Gordon, either. https://www.clevelandbrowns.com/news/browns-gm-john-dorsey-press-conference-11-14
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    Terrelle Pryor

    Nice thing about the Falcons game was Baker was back on target with his throws. 12 completions in a row means no drops by the WRs.
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    Bell done in Pittsburgh

    Here's another problem Gip. Looking at Spotrac, only the Colts, 49ers, and Jets currently have both the cap room for what Bell thinks he's worth, and the need for a top RB. If this gambit blows up in his face, couldn't happen to a nicer guy.
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    Bell done in Pittsburgh

    As I see it, Bell is taking a big gamble betting on himself. What if? No team wants to give him a Gurley level contract? First, the way Chubb is playing it won't be the Browns. Second- teams that think they're a "running back away" scratch the Saints and Chiefs. Will Le'veon take a big offer from a bottom feeder team, maybe- if it's all about money. But the bottom feeders can draft a running back come 2019 and pay them 1\10th of what Bell wants. Make that what he thinks he's worth. LOL, the Giants don't need him either...
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    Hueless to join Bungles

    That's if the Ratbirds don't soften them up for us first. Interesting 0% of the Survivor pool picked the Bengals.
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    Bell done in Pittsburgh

    It's complicated- he's not under contract, and I think this is right.... per nfl.com.. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000987961/article/leveon-bell-does-not-sign-tag-will-miss-2018-season The Steelers can either tag him at the QB tender, or use the transition tag- meaning they can match any offer he gets on the open market. Why would they? Connor has proved Bell is imminently expendable, and the Steelers never overpay. MHO? Bell is a complete jerk flushing $14 million down the toilet. Regardless of what offer he gets on the open market- he's never going to make the money back.
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    Just another reason to hate the Cowboys Tour...
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    RIP Stan "Atenears" Aten

    And Stan had to die before me and Gipper could collect on that pitcher of margaritas at Maya he owed us for being wrong on the Trubiski bet. ( It was Mitch wasn't going top 10) Probably going to go there after the service and have a couple in his memory. PS Z, I knew things got ugly with your Ex, but I had no idea they were THAT ugly. My admiration for you weathering that personal tradegy is boundless.
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    Hyde traded

    He did OK with us Tour- sort of surprised he was traded, I lamented the fact there went our RB depth. But Hyde's production with the Jags has been abysmal... Chubb's production since showed Dorsey knew what he was doing when he traded Carlos.
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    Hueless to join Bungles

    Yeah, heard it on Red Zone. Of course, the Bengals fired the wrong guy. Lewis should have gotten the heave-ho after that debacle. Look at it this way- they had an extra week to get ready for the Saints, and got demolished. Three weeks in a row giving up 500+ yards. New Orleans didn't even have to punt the whole game. I think even in our worst blowouts of the 0-16 campaign, we never got beat that badly. As to snaking us out in Cinci, Hue might know tendencies, but Williams and Kitchens are certainly smart enough to know what Hue knows, and mix it up. I would hope Hue has "offset language" in his contract. Meaning the Browns would only be on the hook for the difference in his Browns contract, and what the Bengals decided to pay him. Of course Mike Browns would probably want to pay him minimum wage, but I don't think that's allowed.
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    Hyde traded

    I\ we wuz there Ag. Waiting for the yellow hankie, and to our shock- didn't happen. That truly was the back breaker. It's nice for a change to start doing the math in the middle of the 4th quarter, and hey- they need two TDs to beat us...