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  1. Here’s a look at the major 2018 events to know. Jan. 15 - Deadline for underclassmen to declare for the 2017 Draft. An official list of these players is released four days later. Jan. 20 - East-West Shrine Game (St. Petersburg, Florida) and NFLPA Collegiate Bowl (Pasadena, California) Jan. 23-27 - Senior Bowl practices begin in Mobile, Alabama, with the game happening at the end of the week. Jan. 28 - NFL Pro Bowl (Orlando) Feb. 4 - Super Bowl LII (Minneapolis) Feb. 5 - Waiver system fires back up for 2018. Feb. 20 - First day for teams to designate Franchise or Transition players Feb. 27-March 5 - NFL Scouting Combine (Indianapolis) March 6 - Deadline for teams to designate Franchise or Transition players March 12-14 - Teams are permitted to contact and negotiate contracts with agents of players who will become unrestricted free agents at the start of the new league year. The contract can’t be finalized until the start of the league year. March 14 - The 2018 league year begins at 4 p.m. EST, thus opening free agency. March 25-28 - Annual league meeting (Orlando) April 2 - Teams that hired a new head coach are permitted to begin offseason workouts. April 16 - Teams with returning head coaches are permitted to begin offseason workouts. April 26-28 - 2018 NFL Draft (Arlington, Texas) May 4-7 or 11-14 - Teams are permitted to hold one, three-day minicamp with drafted, signed or tryout rookies. July 16 - Deadline for players who received Franchise Player designation to sign a multi-year contract or extension.
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    Browns at Texans... Dec 2

    Just snagged a pair of tix thru Texans Ticketmaster in Section 639 - Row B for ~$104 per... all in. Not the best, but near where the Houston BrownsBackers will be concentrated. Here's email from Jay Salzer, the local Space City honcho that i contacted after the schedule came out.
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    Browns at Texans... Dec 2

    e-mail update from Houston area BrownsBackers Prez....
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    Jonathan Paul Manziel

    Sounds like a place where Johnny would fit right in....
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    Yup... the only thing you can say about good OTA reports is that they are better than bad OTA reports. We agree on Watson... Hell, I'm still not sold on Wentz. So I guess I started this thread? Good God, but you are warped...
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    Browns Schedule Thread

    Well looks like my NOLA attendance just got a big boost. The Wife has a conference in NOLA that week.
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    He who laughs last... Word is Rosen is killing it in AZ's OTAs.
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    Chad Pennington mentoring Mayfield.

    I like this... Chad was one of those smart, tough QBs in the mold of Brian Sipe.
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    Browns at Texans... Dec 2

    First.... Phoolie has "friends"? Safe assumption, h... and Come on... it's a Browns Backers gathering so will be 90+% Browns fans although I will have three Texans fans in tow...
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    Browns at Texans... Dec 2

    Prices will fluctuate depending on how the home team is doing. If Houston gets their Sheet together and keeps their starters healthy, I would not count on the prices dropping... Ticketmaster fees are as low as I found. Sometimes I've gotten better prices by calling Vivid Seats as sales folk sometimes have "incentives" they can offer, but this time I jumped on the Row B tix. As for nosebleed... yup... they are up there, but what you give up in intimacy you gain in ability to see play development.
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    Lamar Jackson to the Ravens

    I think Bacon was talking about Richard Pryor.
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    Jonathan Paul Manziel

    Another league... another wreckin'...
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    2018 NFL Offense rankings

    I was surprised when we let Fabs go...
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    2018 Browns Board Mock Draft Summary

    Have to put you in second place... a distant second place...
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    Browns at Texans... Dec 2

    Got that right! But Nov can be pretty rainy in H-town... Update from Jay FYI... IIRC this is where hoorta stayed last year.
  16. More known as a Fantasy Analyst who really works the WR and CB positions. https://twitter.com/MikeClayNFL/status/992496159267721217
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    Antonio Callaway

    ... what looks to be a flux capacitor logo on them.
  18. Gip likes his info spoonfed... don't forget to burp him. Appears the positional grades are on a 0.0 to 4.0 scale in one-tenth increments. Sometimes he awards teams the extremes; sometimes he doesn't. Scanned a few columns and it does not appear that he reuses a value within a given position, so he has 41 grades to assign 32 teams. Likely he's ordering the talent as he sees it and determines whether any team's talent approaches perfection or the utter lack of it. What's not so clear is how he arrives at his grades for the Off and Def. Not really seeing a sum of the parts thing going on. He does reuse grades although not the ranking. The "total" is the sum of the "O"+"D". But the positional grades seem to be the meat here...
  19. and yet another Gip derail attempt...
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    Draftday Re-Do, By You

    Not Gip's thread, so it sucks. Not Gip's thread, so it's fine to post any derail that comes to mind...
  21. Poster over at reddit dug up last year's grades for contrast. 2017 / 2018 QB - 0.5 / 1.4 (+0.9) RB - 1.3 / 2.7 (+1.4) WR - 0.5 / 3.4 (+2.9) TE - 0.9 / 2.5 (+1.4) OL - 3.4 / 2.8 (-0.6) INT - 0.4 / 0.3 (-0.1) EDGE - 0.5 / 2.3 (+1.8) LB - 2.6 / 2.2 (-0.4) CB - 1.0 / 3.5 (+2.5) S - 0.1 / 0.3 (+0.2) OFF - 0.6 / 1.2 (+0.6) DEF - 0.4 / 0.9 (+0.5) Total - 1.1 / 2.1 (+1.0)
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    Mason Rudolph

    Ben be trippin'... Stirs up sh!t with talk of retiring... ... so the Steelers hedge with a late, Day 2, QB pick... ... then Ben rips his FO for misspending the pick. Maybe he should go for a helmetless motorcycle ride to clear his head...
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    Denzel Ward

    History is littered with stories like that... players who were so athletically gifted that they never had to learn how to play. Then, as the competition level rose thru the distillation process that is the NCAA and NFL, they found it was too late and/or too hard to learn... at least it was harder than what they were willing to bear. Does seem like for every non-QB you hear this of, you hear it of a QB, which makes sense given that QB is the highest skilled position. Leaf, Manziel, Pryor all sring to mind, but I'm hard-pressed to think of another CB to add to the Gilbert list... maybe Clayborne?
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    Draftday Re-Do, By You

    Don't be so hard on yourself... Packers drafted him with a Compensatory pick in the 6th, so you only reached by two rounds. Some here had us taking him in the 2nd.
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    Lamar Jackson to the Ravens

    Interesting how the importance of the Wonderlic has suddenly seemed to wane. Oh well...