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NFL 2021
« on: April 29, 2021, 08:47:43 AM »
Draft day seems like the right time to start this year's thread.

I love draft day. I love the ridiculously OTT coverage. I love the camera zooming in on a player who hasn't been picked as early as expected. I love the seemingly endless line of experts predicting who will be selected, then throwing a hissy fit when they're wrong.

I do miss it being held in New York though, in a room full of Jets fans booing every pick - particularly their own.

Incidentally, I was watching the full 1983 draft (AKA "Best Draft EVER") the other day and the pundits were slagging off the Dolphins for choosing a quarterback in the 1st round (27th overall).
"They've just been to the Superbowl - why would you choose a QB?"
"The top 5 QBs have already gone. This is a panic move."
"There's a good reason why he wasn't selected earlier by a team with greater QB needs."
"He's not an elite quarterback."


It was Dan Marino, BTW.

Re: NFL 2021
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2021, 01:22:28 AM »
Bit of a shock with the #1 pick, where the Jags have selected one of Hanson.

Re: NFL 2021
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2021, 07:23:23 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZxNeFLuY98

Always gives me a laugh, the Jets bad drafting record, including grabbing some guy called O'Brien instead of Dan Marino.

"Oh No!"

Re: NFL 2021
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2021, 07:53:57 PM »
Yes, the Jets draft history is hilarious.
Last night was disappointingly good from them.

You're aware of the Marino rumour from that draft, I hope.
If not, it was "leaked" the day before the first round that he was a drunk and a cokehead, always out partying. (This was around the time of the Pittsburgh baseball cocaine scandal, and Marino was a Pittsburgh native)
It was a few years later that some said that he was one of a team who were paid to call various reporters with these rumours.
He didn't know who paid them, but he and his cohorts were all from Miami.
Lots of people think it was someone from the Dolphins, as it was the only way Marino would still be on the board for them.
Nothing has ever been proved.

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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2021, 12:59:33 AM »
I think I did hear about that. it seems that every year 'character concerns' are raised and the suspicion is always there that an interested team is spreading rumours.

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Re: NFL 2021
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2021, 05:27:46 PM »
Obviously not with Marino, but isn't "character concerns" usually a euphemism for "black"?

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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2021, 05:47:59 PM »
Purely coincidental, I'm sure...

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Re: NFL 2021
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2021, 08:00:50 PM »
Neighbors who still have a Trump flag had a yard sale today. Tim Tebow book was in the pile, lol.

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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2021, 12:07:06 PM »
The Jets had a most un-Jets-like draft overall, but rumour has it that they may have still squeezed in a bit of a fuck up in the later rounds.

In round 4 they selected Michael Carter, a running back predicted to go no earlier than round 5.
Later they chose cornerback... Michael Carter.

Suspicions arose that they may have got the wrong Michael Carter first and corrected it when they noticed, but this may be based purely on past Jets draft absurdity.

Re: NFL 2021
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2021, 12:11:01 PM »
Be funny if true.

I do find it silly all the back slapping that the front offices do on camera when making a number 1-5 pick when choices are so obvious. Proper backslapping should be for holding out and getting a vital steal in Round 6.

Latter rounds at faster pace also make better television for me, as someone who cares nought bout college football.

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Re: NFL 2021
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2021, 12:44:11 PM »

M Carter the rb was fun to watch in college, really good at waiting for/seeing running lanes open. But I only watch UNC games and a few random bowl games. The Duke Uni M Carter can fuck right off.
A little.homerism for the nfl thread.


Re: NFL 2021
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2021, 12:57:21 PM »
The 'war room' antics are only done for the cameras. No one can be that excited about drafting a low-ranked punter from Missouri.

Who do we think 'won' the draft?
The Jags and Jets both seemed to have addressed their most pressing needs (although I wonder how Sam Darnold felt about the Jets finally using picks on the offensive line), and the Bears trading up for Justin Fields looks like a fantastic deal.
But I think the Dolphins did the best business. They're already a 10-6 team, so they were definitely strengthening from a good position, but they got their #1 target after trading down, then probably couldn't believe that Jaelan Phillips fell to them later in the first round. Then they got 2 predicted first rounders in the second round, and the best non-Kyle Pitts TE in the third.

With the Bills already very good, the Jets and Dolphins improving in the draft, and the Pats investing in free agency, the AFC East could be the division to watch next season.
Who could have foreseen that a couple of years ago?

Re: NFL 2021
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2021, 01:00:27 PM »
M Carter the rb was fun to watch in college, really good at waiting for/seeing running lanes open. But I only watch UNC games and a few random bowl games. The Duke Uni M Carter can fuck right off.
A little.homerism for the nfl thread.

Oh, I doubt it's true, just repeating the rumour.
But if there's one team your could believe it of...

RB Carter looked pretty impressive from the footage they showed.

Re: NFL 2021
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2021, 01:20:11 PM »
Mike Mayock may be gone from the Raiders soon.

Leatherwood in the first round was a big reach.

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« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2021, 01:29:46 PM »
The Raiders 1st and 2nd round picks look the wrong way round!
If they'd gone Moehrig then Leatherwood, would this be a big deal?

Although anyone drafting someone called Divine Deablo is OK by me.

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« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2021, 09:49:29 PM »
My favourite name is Racey McMath.


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« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2021, 02:00:49 AM »
The Packers have signed an undrafted free agent named Coy Cronk. Doesn't matter if they lose Rodgers now.

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Re: NFL 2021
« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2021, 10:09:38 AM »
The Packers have signed an undrafted free agent named Coy Cronk. Doesn't matter if they lose Rodgers now.

I would say 95% of my enjoyment of NFL is in the names of the players. The other 5% is fair catch kick attempts.

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