Seattle playing great defense and Bronco's offence playing like shit are not mutually exclusive.
I feel the same regarding the military stuff. Toby Keith is one of the worst offenders. I also loathe pulling up to businesses that have "We support the troops" signs. No shit? You do? Does anyone not? Recall reading or listening to a couple comedians trying to figure out what the most offensive bumper sticker would be here in 'merica. Came up with "Fuck the Troops". Oh man, to see that on a bumper or in front of a business. That would be the real shocker.
Last edited by JustSteve; 02-03-2014 at 09:34 PM.
This site is a great time suck for NFL/Draft fans. The first time I did it, I traded away pretty much everything and ended up with 25 picks... all in last five rounds. Horrible strategy.
2/24 - Swans = 2/26 - Corners = 3/1 - Sleater-Kinney = 3/8 - the Church = 3/16 - Swervedriver = 4/4 - Tobacco = 4/10-12 - Coachella 1
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Huge. Calling him being drafted by the Chargers.
Missouri defensive end Michael Sam told The New York Times and ESPN he is gay, and the 2014 NFL Draft prospect plans to become the first openly gay player in the NFL.
"I just want to make sure I could tell my story the way I want to tell it," said Sam told The Times. "I just want to own my truth."
The senior, 24, was among the top pass rushers in the SEC last year with 10.5 sacks, boosting his NFL draft stock despite his lack of size for the defensive end position (6-foot-2, 255 pounds).
The NFL released a statement in support of Sam on Sunday night: "We admire Michael Sam's honesty and courage. Michael is a football player. Any player with ability and determination can succeed in the NFL. We look forward to welcoming and supporting Michael Sam in 2014."
According to The Times, Sam first told Missouri teammates L'Damian Washington and Marvin Foster about his sexual orientation about a year ago, and announced it to the squad during a team-building exercise during the preseason last year. The University of Missouri official Twitter feed expressed support for Sam.
"I'm not naive. I know this is a huge deal and I know how important this is," Sam said. "But my role as of right now is to train for the combine and play in the NFL."
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport received the following reaction from a club executive: "The league is in a better place to handle this now than a few years ago given the influx of younger GMs."
Rapoport also spoke to an NFL scouting director who did not believe Sam's decision to make his sexual orientation public will hurt his draft status, and that Sam projects as a late-round pick. NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks agreed that Sam's draft status would not be affected, but Brooks projects Sam as a mid-round selection. NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah, who has experience as a scout with the Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles and Baltimore Ravens, also believes Sam's draft stock will not be adversely affected.
"In my eight years in draft rooms, the subject never came up. I would expect it would not have an impact on his draft status," Jeremiah said. "In my experience with every team I was with), it was all about putting the best 53 players on the field. I don't see why that would change here."
The 2014 NFL Draft will be held May 8-10.
Due to his size, Sam is expected to be drafted by a club using a 3-4 defensive scheme and switched to outside linebacker, where his pass rush skills can be best utilized. He played in the Reese's Senior Bowl last month and is among the Tigers' invitees to the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis later this month.
Nine of his 10.5 sacks came during three three-sack peformances against Arkansas State, Vanderbilt and Florida. He also recorded an assisted sack while working against Texas A&M star left tackle Jake Matthews, who is expected to be a first-round choice.
If the Chargers use a first-round pick on Sam, and I'm not entirely sure that's what you're implying, they will probably have taken him too soon. Some scouts have questioned his production against quality opponents, but it appears like he'd be a nice pick for someone in the 3rd round or later.
Sasha when are you going to post your mock draft.
I can post a full one when the combine gets going... As far as your Cards go, they have two HUGE needs in the o-line and TE and one big need in a strong CB opposite PP. My gut tells me that Arians is finally going to address the missing piece to the vertical threat he loved so much in his previous passing attacks by going for a freakish TE, Palmer also desperately needs a presence in the middle of the field, luckily Jace Amaro and Eric Ebron are two of the most talented TE's to come out in a long time, both would be welcomed by Arians and are more than likely available at #20... On the other hand Cyrus Kouandjio is a polished and gifted Tackle with 'Bama pedigree and could fill a HUGE void in the front. Also don't sleep on Justin Gilbert from OkState, he would be Patrick Peterson's biggest compliment on the other side, he's a really nasty oversized ballhawk that would add tremendous depth to the AZ secondary with Honey Badger coming back to play nickel.
If they don't draft an OT in the first or second round, Arians and Keim might get lynched. I don't see CB as a big need right now, not compared to OT, TE, or DT (Dockett's getting up there in age)
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Arians recently said that his main area of concern was both sides of the line. He feels that withn the division that's where they get beat up, and physically manhandled. He wants to even the playing field.