The NFL Thread


#101

Come on Eagles


#102

What a fucking ending


#103

Yayyy! Can’t stand the Pats good job Eagles.


#104

World Champions?


#105

Yeah, highly arrogant calling it that. Fucksake, it’s two American teams in an American league. So how is it ‘World’ champions?

Same with ‘World’ Series in Baseball, or Rounders.


#106

BBC had Gareth Southgate on the coverage for this
Wtf would he know :arteta: :arteta:

Woke up and saw Patriots lost lol thank god. Good for Philadelphia, Robert DeNiro in Silver Linings Playbook will be happy now.


#107

Been tracking Jimmy G for a while, now highest paid player in the league. NFC West just got alot harder
https://twitter.com/NFL/status/961670067636318209


#108

Apparently the patriots fucked up letting him go


#109

Jimmy G was a pawn in an ongoing power struggle between Kraft and Brady vs Belichick.

Garoppolo was Belichick’s own project, it was his intention to replace Brady sooner rather than later but Tom desire to play on at 40+ messed things up when Jimmy’s contract was coming to an end.

Rumour has it that Brady, who has very close personal relationship with Kraft, pleaded his case to Kraft about his ability to continue at 40+. Kraft basically forced Belichick to trade Jimmy at a loss after Belichick intended to keep him (They were being offered 1st round picks for him in preseason)

Apparently there’s been growing tension between Brady and Belichick over legacy and credit for the Pats success over these years. Jimmy G was Belichick’s opportunity to show the success (if they won SBs under Garoppolo) was largely down to him whilst Brady wants to boost his sporting legacy by attributing the Pats success to mainly himself.

In the aftermath of SB52 it appears Brady and Kraft were right because Brady performed quite well in the SB whilst the Pats defence conceded 41 points under a Belichick whose meant to be a defensive coaching specialist.

I think the pats fucked up not getting the 1st round pick for Jimmy that’s totally due to Brady.


#110

Damn Rams Front office killing it, super aggressive. Jimmy G and Russ better watch out. Wade Phillips defence is a gotdamn no fly zone

https://twitter.com/rapsheet/status/968189409194577923
https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/971912702347096064


#111

All this because one of their aging cb’s is about to be up for a contract and he’s gonna be expensive. So it’s all to save money. Still good moves though because you’ve replaced him now with young cost controlled talent. Now you can really pay the guy who deserves it, Aaron Donald the reigning defensive player of the year. We got rid of our best linebacker for picks in the draft as well (Ogletree).


#112

Pretty much agree…

I’m using this off season to learn more about typical off season matters like the draft, Free agency, cap space and trades. Can be very complicated and simple at the same time lol. The Rams are good place to focus, I’m looking at the Jets too

I do have to say the concept of a salary cap is very interesting. From my POV it seems to work. Things become balanced and consistent domination is rare, the dismantling of the ‘Legion of Boom’ and monitoring how the seahawks attempt to rebuild is very interesting too. It’s very refreshing compared to European football where lesser teams can never dream of breaking through to the top level


#113

Yeah it has it’s pros and cons. With the way our sporting leagues are set up I prefer a cap, it works because there is no relegation here. It does kind of promote a culture of tanking though. I don’t think it would actually work for football football. I think FFP is the way to go, but it just actually needs to be taken seriously and enforced. FFP should also have much greater sanctions for offenders.


#114

Yep, I picked the right time to bandwagon the Rams. This is BIG

https://twitter.com/RamsNFL/status/978395258659618816

https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/978394608475561989

https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/978395325911183362

Kroenke with the assist!!!

https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/978401183718150144
https://twitter.com/BenVolin/status/978399291730485248


#115

All I know about him is that he’s on ballers


#116

One of the top interior lineman in the game, and he’ll be playing with the defensive player of the year, Aaron Donald. They basically play the same position, that d-line is gonna be stacked.

@sevchenko The other rumor is that the Rams are in trade talks with the Giants for OBJ…wuuutttttttt


#117

goes to show that it definitely aint kroenke holding us back. He seems to have made the Rams better even though he may have pissed the fans off in the process they seem to be on the up and up. I dont find him the problem at Arsenal like all these fans that keep on begging for fucking Usmanov which is the guy that wants to take money out of the club in the first place. I feel the main problems are from wenger.


#118

He also likes to step on other players balls, done it several times, bit of a dirty player.


#119

He does?


#120

Not sure if everybody can access FT so I’ll post the article

https://www.ft.com/content/7cce6a7c-7205-11dc-8960-0000779fd2ac