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This year I took the Philadelphia Eagles. My trip to the Philippines was paid for. LOL

I love Nick Foles, the rest of the season when he took over was pretty much his pre-season. He delivered in the playoffs and we'll deserved MVP.

I know it's business and wish the Eagles could keep both. :(
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Browns were on fire on Friday/Saturday:

Traded fourth-round pick in 2018 and seventh-round pick in 2019 — to the Miami Dolphins for wide receiver Jarvis Landry.
Traded a third-round pick — No. 65 overall — to the Buffalo Bills for quarterback Tyrod Taylor.
Traded quarterback DeShone Kizer to the Green Bay Packers for cornerback Damarious Randall.
Traded defensive tackle Danny Shelton and a 2018 fifth-round pick to the New England Patriots for a 2019 third-round pick.

I can't believe Tyrod fetched such a high pick. It's a thrid round pick, but the first pick in the third round, so it's almost like a second round pick. Well at least this means the Bills are going after a QB.. Cousins? Foles? Somebody in the draft? Front office really likes Rosen.

Miami loses their #1 target, but needs cap room big time. So that makes sense.

Packers' D is going to suck more, but at least they have a much better back up QB than what they had last year. If Kizer does turn into the next Garappolo, then Packers could opt to keep him rather than resign Rogers, who in 2 years will probably want 4-5 year contract worth $30mil per year and will be 36. Which if his skill level stays where it's at, he deserves that kind of money, but 36, the wheels could start falling off.

Pats get a young, decent DT for what could amount to a pick being picked roughly 33 spots later. Shelton was good in Cleveland, but could be end up being a star in New England, making him worth the first round selection the Browns used to get him. Even if he's just okay, that run defense is dramatically improved.
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Explain to me why certain QB's like Kirk Cousins who HASN'T DONE ANYTHING not even advanced deep in the playoffs are getting paid so much?
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bembol wrote:
Mar 13th, 2018 5:23 pm
Explain to me why certain QB's like Kirk Cousins who HASN'T DONE ANYTHING not even advanced deep in the playoffs are getting paid so much?
This is escalating like crazy...

Derek Carr has accomplished less... get $25 million per year.
Matthew Stafford the most deserving out of the recent contracts, but far above the likes of Rogers, Brady, Big Ben, Brees, Wilson... gets $27 million per year.
Jimmy Garappolo only started in 7 games (granted he won all of them)... gets $27.5 million per year.

And now Kirk Cousins who is somewhere between these guys... gets $28 million per year. Yet none of these guys are the elite of the NFL that bring it every year and have won Super Bowls and MVPs.

Judging from that Drew Brees signed a "team friendly" deal at only $25 million per year.

If this keep escalating, 2020 is going to be completely insane... 30+ million per year contracts? Granted some of these guys will retire and some will get extensions prior to 2020, but here's the notable 2020 FA QB list:

Brady
Rogers
Brees
Roethlisberger
Wilson
Rivers
Goff
Wentz
Manning
Prescott
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As a Patriots fan, losing Amendola was tough. He was an awesome performer in the playoffs.
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joeyjoejoe wrote:
Mar 14th, 2018 9:01 am
This is escalating like crazy...

Derek Carr has accomplished less... get $25 million per year.
Matthew Stafford the most deserving out of the recent contracts, but far above the likes of Rogers, Brady, Big Ben, Brees, Wilson... gets $27 million per year.
Jimmy Garappolo only started in 7 games (granted he won all of them)... gets $27.5 million per year.

And now Kirk Cousins who is somewhere between these guys... gets $28 million per year. Yet none of these guys are the elite of the NFL that bring it every year and have won Super Bowls and MVPs.

Judging from that Drew Brees signed a "team friendly" deal at only $25 million per year.

If this keep escalating, 2020 is going to be completely insane... 30+ million per year contracts? Granted some of these guys will retire and some will get extensions prior to 2020, but here's the notable 2020 FA QB list:

Brady
Rogers
Brees
Roethlisberger
Wilson
Rivers
Goff
Wentz
Manning
Prescott
Yeah ironic that when Garappolo signed his deal, he was the highest paid QB in league history for a brief time. That deal based on the results from 7 games.
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TheRealVinsanity wrote:
Mar 14th, 2018 9:27 am
As a Patriots fan, losing Amendola was tough. He was an awesome performer in the playoffs.
Hopefully Edelman will be ready to start the season.
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Anybody paying attention to the Bills? They have been impressive so far this off season. Every move has been money so far.

1. Traded Tyrod for 65th pick overall. That's a ton of value for a guy I thought no team would want to pick up that salary and is only signed for 1 year.
2. Signed a bunch of defensive guys fairly cheap to reasonably priced: Lotuleli, Murphy, Stanford and Bush. None of these guys are household names, but all help that weak defense.
3. Traded Glenn with 21st pick for 12th pick. Having the 21st, 22nd picks, they would need to trade a lot more to get up to a top 5 spot. Now with a 12th and 22nd, that becomes much easier without giving up too many picks.
4. Signed AJ McCarron for only for 2 years total: $10 million + up to $6.5 million in incentives. That's still cheaper than 1 year with Tyrod.

Got their starting QB (who knows, could become the next Garappolo). They will get their QB of the future assuming they trade up into the top 5 draft pick. They improved defensively... and did all that with a good amount of picks remaining and cap room. I don't expect the Bill to contend next year, but they got that ship pointing in the right direction.
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joeyjoejoe wrote:
Mar 15th, 2018 10:25 am
Anybody paying attention to the Bills? They have been impressive so far this off season. Every move has been money so far.

1. Traded Tyrod for 65th pick overall. That's a ton of value for a guy I thought no team would want to pick up that salary and is only signed for 1 year.
2. Signed a bunch of defensive guys fairly cheap to reasonably priced: Lotuleli, Murphy, Stanford and Bush. None of these guys are household names, but all help that weak defense.
3. Traded Glenn with 21st pick for 12th pick. Having the 21st, 22nd picks, they would need to trade a lot more to get up to a top 5 spot. Now with a 12th and 22nd, that becomes much easier without giving up too many picks.
4. Signed AJ McCarron for only for 2 years total: $10 million + up to $6.5 million in incentives. That's still cheaper than 1 year with Tyrod.

Got their starting QB (who knows, could become the next Garappolo). They will get their QB of the future assuming they trade up into the top 5 draft pick. They improved defensively... and did all that with a good amount of picks remaining and cap room. I don't expect the Bill to contend next year, but they got that ship pointing in the right direction.
Yes have been following along and like most of the moves. But would not have minded if they kept Tyrod for another year to bide time for the QB to be drafted. He is not the guy to get the Bills to a Super Bowl, but he helped them win games by extending a lot of plays with his feet, had a low turnover rate and masked the deficiencies of a weak offensive line that was really exposed in the Nate Peterman game last season. With Eric Wood gone, it will be worse now and AJ Mcarron will have a tough time next season. Really hoping that they can finally get a franchise QB...it’s been a long time since Jim Kelly.
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was thinking Mcarron was a shitty move but freeing up the cap vs Tyrod makes sense.
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Seems like the ball is in the Bill's court now to make a trade for the second pick if they really want a QB in this draft.
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joeyjoejoe wrote:
Mar 15th, 2018 10:25 am
Anybody paying attention to the Bills? They have been impressive so far this off season. Every move has been money so far.
Not overly impressed. Money was good for McCarron but I don't see how a guy with 4 career starts is better than Tyrod who has much more experience and has led them to their first playoff appearance in close to 20 years.

Got jumped by the Jets and now will have to overpay for a QB. Highly doubtful the Giants trade with them because you know the Jets called and were declined. Looks like the Giants are going QB. Also the GM of the Giants has never traded down in his career as a GM. If they do, then the Bills will massively overpay. Expect the price to be something like #12, #22, #53, #56 and next year's 1st. Otherwise, they can wait and hope that a QB falls or massively overpay Cleveland for the #4 pick who will be shopping it to everyone not to mention the Broncos and Dolphins who have a higher pick than the Bills do. Even then, if they can make that trade, it looks like they get the 4th best QB in the draft.
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Not overly impressed. Money was good for McCarron but I don't see how a guy with 4 career starts is better than Tyrod who has much more experience and has led them to their first playoff appearance in close to 20 years.

Got jumped by the Jets and now will have to overpay for a QB. Highly doubtful the Giants trade with them because you know the Jets called and were declined. Looks like the Giants are going QB. Also the GM of the Giants has never traded down in his career as a GM. If they do, then the Bills will massively overpay. Expect the price to be something like #12, #22, #53, #56 and next year's 1st. Otherwise, they can wait and hope that a QB falls or massively overpay Cleveland for the #4 pick who will be shopping it to everyone not to mention the Broncos and Dolphins who have a higher pick than the Bills do. Even then, if they can make that trade, it looks like they get the 4th best QB in the draft.
I still stand by the moves the Bills made. AJ MCCarron is just a stop gap with a tiny potential to be great (he was once thought to be on par with Garappolo not too long ago). Tyrod is the better QB, but isn't the Bills franchise QB that they want to build around. The fact that every trade they got more value and every signing was what the player was worth or cheaper, they did well. From a team standpoint, they aren't much better than last year (possibly worse), but they have a lot of draft capital, a lot more cap room, and basically got rid of all the overprice long term deals that that Ryan/Whaley gave out.

But it all relied on them drafting a QB. And they got burned by the Jets. The Jets completely overpaid for the 3rd pick. Using the draft value chart, the Jets overpaid by as much as 38% more than what they got back. That was with a team that was looking to trade. Giants, Browns, Broncos aren't going to budge. And given that the Jets overpaid by that much, I agree 3 1st round and 2 2nd round picks are about the value needed if the Giants were to give up that 2nd spot. 3 1st rounds and 1 2nd round is a little more than what the Jets paid, Adding another 2nd pick sweetens the deal. I don't think they'll be able to reach the price of Cleveland for 1st (will cost too much) or 4th (too risky losing your preferred QB choice).

Personally, the Giants trade is too much, but the Bills need to do it. They did everything to get to this point of picking up their future QB, so why stop now? The alternative is to wait until draft day and hope that teams don't go very heavy on QBs which is unlikely. For example, let's say Giants or the Jets draft Barkley. Both teams desperately need a RB, This would make the Browns much more open to trading the 4th pick (at possibly cheaper cost too). Also there's probably a pretty good chance that the Broncos don't go with a QB. Fins are all in with Tannehill. From pick 7 to 11, none of those teams need a QB, so the whoever is left could end up in the Bills hands without the need to trade up... but the last time they took the 4th best QB, it didn't turn out so well... in 2004 Eli, Rivers and Big Ben. Then the Bills took Losman.
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joeyjoejoe wrote:
Mar 25th, 2018 5:57 pm
But it all relied on them drafting a QB. And they got burned by the Jets. The Jets completely overpaid for the 3rd pick. Using the draft value chart, the Jets overpaid by as much as 38% more than what they got back.

Personally, the Giants trade is too much, but the Bills need to do it. They did everything to get to this point of picking up their future QB, so why stop now? The alternative is to wait until draft day and hope that teams don't go very heavy on QBs which is unlikely. For example, let's say Giants or the Jets draft Barkley. Both teams desperately need a RB, This would make the Browns much more open to trading the 4th pick (at possibly cheaper cost too). Also there's probably a pretty good chance that the Broncos don't go with a QB. Fins are all in with Tannehill. From pick 7 to 11, none of those teams need a QB, so the whoever is left could end up in the Bills hands without the need to trade up... but the last time they took the 4th best QB, it didn't turn out so well... in 2004 Eli, Rivers and Big Ben. Then the Bills took Losman.
When it comes to QBs, the draft value chart means nothing. You will overpay by a lot. The Jets will pick a QB. Barkley is out of the question. Secondly, Gettleman has never traded down in his history as a GM so it will be hard to convince him to trade out of #2. The other reasons Barkley probably won't go in the top 5 is because RB is a devalued position in the NFL, the amount of money you pay a RB picked in the top 5 is too much, and John Dorsey has never picked a RB in the first round as GM.

If your scenario plays out where Barkley is picked, the Browns' 4th just went up in value because a better QB will be available and more teams will want it. There has been a lot of news about Miami looking QB in this draft. Basically Miami, Denver, Buffalo and Arizona will be looking to move up if the price is right.
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So it is the day of the NFL Schedule release! Always an exciting day for me as I start to make plans for potential trips to see my beloved San Francisco 49ers play live.
So far, I have visited the stadiums in: Miami, Tampa Bay, Buffalo, Detroit, Cleveland, New York, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Washington and of course, San Francisco.
This year Ill be likely choosing between road trips to Los Angeles, Arizona, Kansas City or Green Bay.

But the real question I am faced with this year, is how I will be watching them from the comfort of my own home. Last year I had DAZN and it was just a poor overall experience for me and others I spoke to. I heard about a couple of providers getting the broadcast rights back but I cannot find any information regarding this up coming season.
I have looked at both Rogers and Bell in regards to their "super sports packs" and neither of them list NFL Sunday ticket as one of their offerings.

I am moving on May 1 and would ideally like to subscribe to a service provider that will have the Sunday ticket if its available at all...
If there is no Sunday ticket and DAZN is the only option, then so be it. But if there will be an option, I would prefer to know now!
Anybody have any news regarding this?

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