• sammyc521

    Historically, John & Pete do not use the Franchise Tag on their players. They have used the tag once; on K Olindo Mare in their first year taking over control of the team.

    The best candidate for the Franchise Tag this year will be DE Frank Clark.

    The opening day to designate a Franchise player is 2/19.
    Last day to designate a Franchise player is 3/5.
    Free Agency negotiations starts up on 3/11.
    Exclusive Free Agency/Restricted Free Agency options are submitted by 3/13.
    Unsigned players become Unrestricted Free Agents at 4:00 PM EST on 3/13.

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  • sammyc521

    Stupid on all accounts; players have to protect themselves from their stupid selves and the NFL should get over itself.

    Initial reports are that this was not a pattern and he's been a model college player. The NFL is going to get a lot of flack for this and a lot of coaches will tell them they will think it's stupid.

    IF the NFL has more information they better do a good job of leaking it to save face.

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  • sammyc521

    Looking for highlights from guys on Groups 7-11 DLs, DBs and LBs.

    My personal priority for this year's draft.

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  • sammyc521

    I think the idea of another football league is always fun.

    My only issue (which I guess a lot of people would actually oppose) is that the game stick as close to the pro-game as possible. I know Canadian, Arena and even the XFL tried to do more extreme versions of football but I love the NFL.

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  • sammyc521

    I want DL, LB and S as the primary targets in the Draft/Free Agency.

    If they can add an OG/WR then I will be more happy.

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  • sammyc521

    Meh... I would have given the ball to Sony Michel. He punished the Rams more when it counted and ended up scoring. He was more clutch than Edelman (who had a great game but his production didn't amount to the same results).

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  • sammyc521

    What a garbage first half...

    No one looks good in any facet of the game.

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  • sammyc521

    One of the many sad things will be that Trump truly believes that ratings have value when it comes to government and news. Yes, scandals draw eyes but it bring the wrong set of eyes.

    So part of this is to build up name recognition and branding; which is kind of dumb because you're famous for being famous opposed to being famous for something of worth.

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  • sammyc521

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    Ted Lieu's Twitter

    Dear @POTUS: Many people say you get your facts from fictional sources. We are concerned you may not understand the difference between our intelligence agencies and movies/entertainment shows. Here is a memo that explains the difference.

    If you don't get the Sicario reference, Trump mentioned women getting tapped &gagged at the border, prayer rugs left at the border and cars that are faster than what the US Federal Government has... so build his WALL. These things occurred in the movie but there has been zero-proof they happen in real life.

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  • sammyc521

    I had a dream that the RAMs LT crumpled to the floor before a snap (wasn't flagged for a false start) only for Goff to then skip a throw to their RB and then woke up.

    I don't know what it means but my guess is that I subconsciously don't believe in the Rams I guess.

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  • sammyc521

    Finally!!!!

    Youtube Video – [01:18..]

    This link skips to the start of the new footage. It includes the footage from the teaser video above.

    To explain the GAUNTLET; it's a series of multiple routes with a QB throwing to you as you complete each stacked route.

    In this case, it's an In>Post>Comeback>Go. We also get to see all four QBs take snaps; Coop, Karissa, Petey and Zach.

    Link to the start of the full-video.

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  • sammyc521

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    Inquistr.com Article

    Schultz owned the now-defunct NBA franchise starting in 2001, until he sold them in 2006 to a group of businessmen from Oklahoma City, who ultimately moved the team to that city and changed their name to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Seattle has not yet gotten a new NBA team, and now Schultz is apologizing for his role in the team’s departure.
    In the book, Schultz calls the departure of the Sonics “one of the biggest regrets of my professional life,” and explains that “almost everyone blamed me, and after some initial denial, I realized they were right to do so. I had squandered the very public trust that I had bought into.” He also details the fights he had with local politicians when funding for a new arena.

    My response... Duh! How stupid are you that this would bite you in the ass... on the heels of your book release and teasing people that you'd actual run for President.

    Schultz is a moron and I hope he runs. This is the easiest thing for people to latch onto if you're going to attack them. "You admitted to turning back on the city where you built up your company by selling away their basketball team... how can people trust you won't do that to the country?"

    You don't even have to be a sports fan to make that a big issue because of all the implications. Love to see him get brought down.

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  • sammyc521

    And I messed up again. The video that rendered has bad audio and a clip got cut that I didn't intend.

    So I edited more stuff before work and left it to render as I was on my commute.

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  • sammyc521

    Ugh... the most demoralizing thing is when you go to bed in the middle of a project and then come back to it the next day finding out you deleted footage.

    Was ready to finalize it and add some music buy had to replice edited footage to get the intro the same intended.

    The goods news is that I'm learning as I go and I'm finding ways to better get myself setup.

    Rendering a final cut before bed.

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  • sammyc521

    Means they while they will negotiate against each other they are interested in working with each other.

    I dont think the volume passing is the answer for any QB behind center and Russ has shown that even with fewer snaps, he can still be deadly. His efficiency is off the charts. Part of that is by design because he maximizes things.

    It's not my money and I dont see it being a franchise crippling move.

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  • sammyc521

    The story of Shaqueem being in the bathroom when the call came through was awesome.

    Shaquil saw the 206 phone number and tried to storm the bathroom.

    Looking forward to his progress into next year. Hoping he makes the transition like so many other LBs under Carroll and Norton Jr.

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  • sammyc521

    Youtube Video

    So another practice and another chance to shoot some GoPro footage to mess around with.

    This is the Teaser video.

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  • sammyc521

    My guess is the guys they meet with early are the ones they are most interested in.

    Seems like they like to commit early to a few guys and then they'll take fliers.

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  • sammyc521

    Wilson is a top-tier QB and will get paid like one.

    I would rather have a top-tier QB and risk the alternative. I know it's exceedingly expensive to do so but Russell Wilson is better than so many other QBs. I think it's unfair that people are just looking at the contracts and saying "no one is worth that much" but we are not talking about Stafford, Ryan, Cousins or the like.

    The fact that the Seahawks FO wants to extend Russ it's the unlikely scenario that he goes the Cousins route because Washington was not interesting in investing in him.

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  • sammyc521

    Pretty reasonable take (regardless of whether you think they are true/false; I lean towards "more true") on what the Seahawks are setup to face.

    The key difference for me is that Wilson has stated that he wants to win multiple championships and you don't usually get to do that when you switch teams. The last QBs to win a SB after moving to a new team are Drew Brees and Payton Manning; I would argue that both are exceptions and not the rule.

    All the last QBs to win a SB (even to play in the SB) were drafted by their own team. I don't see that changing.

    The biggest issue will come down to money and protection (for both the team and player). The biggest omission on the comparison to Cousins and Wilson is that Washington did not want to commit to Cousins; Seattle/Pete/John want to commit to Wilson.

    The question will be can they reach a mutual agreement.

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  • sammyc521

    That's a good carving.

    I wonder if there's carvers out that that use multiple trees and then glue them together... or that's frowned upon in the carving community.

    Either way, love the Seahawks decoration.

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