The redacted Mueller Report has been released.
I downloaded a copy, all 139MB worth of it. Not sure why the DOJ was sending this to Congress on CDs... Yes, a compact disc.
Some people are going to use just the 4-years to talk about the money but really it's always about the life of the contract because that's how we factor the salary cap.
By the season start, it won't be the highest paid contract. By signing first it'll be come a great deal by week 1 because this is the new bar that everyone will say to their Agent - "I want that!"
I wasn't worried because history has shown that teams don't let their franchise QBs walk. They may get traded (Alex Smith, Joe Flacco, etc.) but the last "franchise" QB to explore Free Agency were the old Peyton Manning and injury recovering Drew Brees.
Since Disney took over, they are all about building a Star Wars for the newest generation. The reason why the OG Trilogy is so revered is because all the 30-50 years old's have grown up and shared this love to their kids or continue to a be fans.
All the people shitting on the Rey Trilogy (with 2/3 of it complete) are basically ignoring the utter mess that is the Prequel Trilogy.
TLJ was about getting away from the Skywalkers + the OG Trilogy because 30-50 years are not the future, they are the current day. No one who grew up on the Prequels are gushing about Podracing and talking about their novella about midichlorians. The new trilogy is about building theme parks, new TV shows, new video games, novels, comics and doing it in a way that makes Disney a ton of money.
Think of the gaps when there were no Star Wars content; between the ROTS and TFA... what Star Wars media did people consume? TV Shows? Novels? Comic Books? Video Games? Of those mediums, none of them drove the franchise like the movies did or have.
This is Disney's attempt to launch a new wave of Star Wars fans that can remembering seeing these movies in the theater and carrying this fandom into their adulthood.
Using this incomplete timeline - Post Disney Takeover and after TFA - of all the official Canon content. If you timeline stamp all of this, a huge majority is released post-takeover. They are trying to rest the bloat and because the Expanded Universe is a mess. This does not mean things are perfect; it just means that I see their goal and I can get behind it. The OG Trilogy is still there, I have like 6 different versions of it (Widescreen VHS, Special Edition Widescreen VHS, Bootleg DVD, SE DVD, SE BluRay, and some Digital versions).
To the new teaser; @Zeb-Stark & @Veda-the-Moor sent the link but I couldn't watch it with sound so I had to just see what was going on. Very hard to get a feel for the story just on the imagery alone but seeing Billy Dee Williams is great; he looks like I would expect him to with capes and that great smile.
From the looks of it, they're going in a direction that I don't think any of us could anticipate which I look forward to. It's part of the reason why TLJ is one of my favorites because it breaks the expectation and the past. #WorldBuilding.
If Pete/John have taught me anything as a fan of the player/contract aspect is that there's really no rush to anything. Yes, stringing this out makes Wilson paid more in the short-term but the team also get the biggest luxury - minimal risk if things go bad.
The reason why teams get doomed is they put money on the wrong guy who either suffers a career injury or they were never worth their contract.
All this back-and-forth drama is the new-norm.
If I were the Seahawks GM, I'd over a fair contract for a top-5 QB and try to secure Russell for a 3-4 year extension. I would pay him the money he's owed based upon what he brings to the team, the league and fans because he's worth it. It puts more pressure on me (the GM) to make sure that I hire an OC that will make the most of the talent that I can acquire as I will have to rely on cheap drafted players to offset the costs.
If I have to pick two of the three to keep, I would keep Russell and Bobby because the value to both of these players to the Seahawks is far greater than the value to an opposing team. I love Frank Clark and I feel that his value would be the highest on an FA market.
Would love to see someone fall to make the Seahawks desire to trade back more appealing.
I think for opposing team, knowing the Seahawks want to trade back, means that they are more open to "lesser" trades or working towards someone as they rarely tend to target players in the 1st round with the 5th year option.
Of the possible scenarios, I would say the Seahawks are probably more likely to trade out of the first than use that on any acquired player. What the Seahawks would love to do is leverage a team with minimal 2019 picks for higher 2020 picks.
With only 4 picks going into this years draft, you know Pete and John covet when they can get in the 8+ range. Often times, it's not even about drafting for quantity but for flexibility. It means they have more control over the roster and they are glued to a poor-performing player.
Can't wait for the draft. Keep up the great stuff.
OG is one of my priorities but I have that saved for the 3rd day of the draft; I feel like they'd like to use their 1st pick (hopefully in the 2nd round) for the top-flight DE. Which I know would be a huge get and not very likely unless we have a Frank Clark-type red flag going into Day 2.