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Mock Offseason 4.0 - The Final Round

2020.02.04 20:24 boanerges77 Mock Offseason 4.0 - The Final Round

This is my fourth and potentially final installment of a mock offseason, after doing 3 profiles already. If something big happens, then I may do a fifth, but I think through these 3 you can get a good preview of some moves Detroit could make. You can view each of those here:
Offseason 1.0 - https://www.reddit.com/detroitlions/comments/egmds9/mock_offseason_10/ This offseason was a bit on the more conservative side, with the biggest additions being CB Logan Ryan and OLB Kyler Fackrell, but having a Mock Draft machine drop DE Chase Young to Detroit at #3 overall.
Offseason 2.0 - https://www.reddit.com/detroitlions/comments/eqnqrw/lions_mock_offseason_20/ Got a bit more aggressive in free agency, signing OLB Bud Dupree, then picking up both Jeff Okudah and DT Javon Kinlaw in the first round of the draft.
Offseason 3.0 - https://www.reddit.com/detroitlions/comments/esvup0/lions_mock_offseason_30/ Perhaps the most ambitious of the 3, I had Detroit go sign DT Arik Armstead, LB Kamalei Correa, and CB Byron Jones to the roster, plus the addition of S/OLB Isaiah Simmons in the Draft.
This one is going to be a more of what I’d personally do (though not exclusively), and is probably going to be my most in-depth one yet. The previous 3 I tried hard to not repeat players, so if a player made it in mock 1.0, he was disallowed for the other two. This one removes that restriction entirely. However, I will still be operating in win-now mode, which Quinn and Patricia are very much in, but rather how I would go about win now mode. So, let’s take a look, shall we?

A Quick Look at Cap Space

Currently on Spotrac, the Detroit Lions are listed at $45.78 million with their top 51 contracts. Over the Cap listed the Lions at $47.05 million in available cap space with their top 51 contracts. This will have to expand to include all 53 by the start of the season. So, we’ll take a starting cap number in the middle of these two, $46.4 million to start off the offseason.
Detroit always keeps at least $5 million on hand in the season. This is to be able to sign replacements once guys go on IR, and even to absorb some cap if they need to make room for a trade or such. They’ve occasionally taken more in with them, and have been more than willing to let the extra cap space roll over if they don’t have use for it. So, we’ll automatically set aside $5 mil as the bare minimum for a rainy-day fund, so to speak.
This gives Detroit roughly $41 mil to operate with. That’s a good chunk of change, but relative to the rest of the league, it’s not very high. Detroit ranks 20th in cap space on Spotrac, and 16th in Over The Cap, so just below the middle of the league on average, and definitely below the league average in cap space (given there are 5 teams with $70 million+ in cap space, though the Cowboys will likely use that up on resignings, so really like 4.5 at best). So, Detroit may have the ability to make a big move, maybe two, but do not expect this to be a crazy offseason of landing Chris Jones and Clowney or something like that.
At the end, I'll also breakdown what it looks like to replace bottom end contracts with draft picks, to give you a picture of how cap space is stretched beyond one simple number.

Internal Free Agency

I mentioned I’d be trying to make this one a lot of what I would do, but one thing I personally am going to do that I’m not sure I’d actually do is let RG Graham Glasgow walk. Just seems like the way it’s headed, and I think I’d prefer to give you a picture of what I’d actually do to replace him, which seems the most realistic. So, here’s who I’m bringing back:
S Tavon Wilson - quality special teams player who has been a team player both on and off the field, taking a salary cut last season to stay in Detroit. We'll reward him with a slightly larger deal, 1-year, $1.2 million to bring him back as a rotational safety and special teams asset.
LS Don Muhlbach - Muhlbach is the player I am most convinced is going to be a part of Detroit's first Super Bowl winning team. You cannot slow him down, no matter the age or whoever you draft on Day 3. More like Don MuhlBACK again, 1-year, $1.1 million like usual.
RB/WR J.D. McKissic - A fun versatile weapon out of the backfield as a rusher or a pass catcher. He's been with Bevell for a few years, and I'd tack on a bit more to his deal to ensure he's back. 1-year, $1.0 million.
TE Logan Thomas - Detroit most efficient QB in 2020, he's also a decent backup TE option, with some athleticism. The bulk of the TE duties will be with Hockenson and James, but there's still a role for Thomas, especially if he can give them another 15-20 catches at 10 yards per catch and a score or two. 1-year, $850K.
QB Jeff Driskel - I'm bringing Driskel back as assurance if we cannot land a quality QB2 in the draft. Both he and Blough showed some flashes, but neither was very assuring as a quality backup for Stafford at this point. Either way, Driskel is back, 1-year, $750K.
DT Darius Kilgo - We didn't get much of a chance to see what Kilgo can do, as he got injured last season. With A'Shawn and Daniels hitting the market, we'll keep a veteran DT in the mix, 1-year, $720K.
Add in the ERFA's like Mike Ford too.
Summary: The big moves here would be not re-signing players with bigger roles last season, such as Mike Daniels, Danny Amendola, Rashaan Melvin, A'Shawn Robinson, or Sam Martin. Martin I'm going to replace with Matt Wile, who is already on the roster, and has put up some decent results in Minnesota. Daniels and Amendola are in similar boats...they're decent when healthy (which is to varying degrees), but I'm pretty sure Detroit could find better bargins, given that the two of them combined for nearly $13 million in cap space last year. If they were on smaller deals, I'd take them both back, but I'm not assuming something like that in this one. Melvin we're letting walk because he wasn't very good last year, and rookie CB Amani Oruwariye looked like he could overtake Melvin's CB2 job, if Detroit doesn't sign anyone. A'Shawn is the interesting one. I'd definitely be willing to bring him back, but I'd recommend doing so after he tests the market. There are a handful of decent run-stopping DT's who can do similar to Robinson, so I'm not sure I'm keen to pay him whatever he wants at this point. If the market thins, by all means, he'd have a place, but if he wants a sizeable contract, that would probably need to come elsewhere for me. The internal re-signings here do a good job at filling the depth out, and allowing us to hunt and poach for some higher end starters (though we still need a handful more role players).

External Free Agency

WR Cody Latimer (Giants) – Detroit could stand to add a veteran presence at WR, and Latimer has experience both in the slot and on the outside. Known as a quality run blocker at WR, he was also pretty productive for the Giants this year, catching 24 passes for 300 yards (12.5 avg.) and 2 TD’s. A 1-year, $1.5 million deal could be enough to add a WR4 with the ability to give some reliable time if injuries hit the unit.
OT Jason Spriggs (Packers) – Spriggs has been a reserve tackle for the Packers, and ideally, Detroit would bring him in as a reserve tackle, though he could potentially compete for the starting spot against Crosby if they do move on from Ricky Wagner. 1-year, $750K.
G Andrew Wylie (Chiefs) – If Detroit lets Glasgow walk, then Wylie should be one of their top options. A Michigan native, he was quality in a season and a half of action in KC (67.4 PFF this season). He is, however, a restricted free agent, which means things are a bit complicated. Given that he was a healthy scratch for the Chiefs in the Super Bowl, I don’t think they’d place a tender on him that would deter the Lions. 2-years, $4 million total to bring him back to Michigan.
C James Ferentz (Patriots) – With Glasgow gone, the Lions need another interior OL to be able to handle the backup center responsibilities. And unless Russell Bodine is the solution (unlikely), Detroit will likely need to find someone to do this. Karras would be the top option year, but given his solid year as the Patriots starting center, he may be looking for a starting gig with more money. 1-year, $850K to bring the son of the Hawkeyes HC to Detroit.
DE/DT Jonathan Bullard (Cardinals) – Bullard is a 3-4 DE, meaning he’s in a similar mold to Da’Shawn Hand. Still in need of some development, he’d add a versatile piece with some upside as a pass rusher. 1-year, $850K.
EDGE Shaq Lawson (Bills) – When looking at what makes a good free agent signing, you usually want someone who is still developing each year, relatively healthy and a good scheme fit. Lawson fills all of those roles, as he’s increased his sack total each season, up to 7.0 sacks this season. A solid run defender as well, he could provide Detroit another versatile option along the defensive front, and at a Spotrac estimated deal of 4-years, $30 mil (we’ll take a similar deal in Henry Anderson’s first year, a cap hit of $7 mil), he fits Detroit’s budget, given a signing to come.
ILB Elandon Roberts (Patriots) – If there is one Patriot I’d want the Lions to add, it’d be Elandon Roberts. He’s probably best suited for the ILB role occupied by Jarrad Davis, but Davis hasn’t exactly locked that role down during his tenure. Roberts also played some FB for the Patriots this year, which could give Detroit some roster flexibility. A 1-year, $2.5 million deal would likely land Roberts in Detroit.
CB Chris Harris Jr. (Broncos) – This is the biggest splash I’ll be making, and one I also think Detroit could choose to make. The Lions were heavily interested in Harris before, and the addition of DC Cory Undlin makes this one seem more likely, as Harris’ first Pro Bowl bid came under Undlin. A 2-year, $28 million deal would be a bit of a raise for Harris Jr. while also within Detroit’s budget.
S Eric Murray (Browns) – Adding some depth here, despite bringing back Tavon Wilson. Murray was swapped to Cleveland for Emmanuel Ogbah. With some time as a corner when he first started out, Murray has shifted around a bit, but is a steady player, if not an athletically dominant one. A 1-year deal for $1.5 mil could get him to join Detroit’s quality safety room.
This now leaves us with $6.88 million remaining (along with the $5 million earlier set aside), depending on the exact specifics of how each contract is formatted. With that $6.88 million, we are going to work contract extensions with WR Kenny Golladay and CB Darius Slay. Now, $6 million is not exactly a ton to extend them with, but rather for Slay, it’d be about adding a bit more guaranteed money into the deal, and then Golladay’s contract would be kicking in a bit later. You can essentially split that money and divvy it up as signing bonuses right now, but that’s the aim there. For Golladay, it may not mean adjusting his base salary for this season ($2.14 mil) but rather adding $2-3 million in signing bonus this season, before kicking in next season with a 3-4 year extension somewhere around $13-15 million per season. For Slay, it’d probably just look a bit more like tacking on 2-3 more season at a similar deal of about $13 million, but perhaps dropping a little more in the signing bonus now and filtering it down as he gets older. Either way, this gives uses all the cap we really have available.

NFL Draft (Las Vegas, Nevada)

Simply for this one, I’m just jumping in and making picks based on Matt Miller’s latest 7-Round Mock Draft. I’m going to add in a trade, not with Miami, but with the Chargers however, in which they send their 1st rounder in this year and next, along with their 3rd rounder this year. Thus, we go with the following:
1.6 (via LAC) – DT Derrick Brown, Auburn. With the extension of Slay and signing Chris Harris, Detroit chooses to go with defensive line, finding a successor to Damon Harrison in the explosive and powerful DT out of Auburn.
2.35 – CB Noah Igbinoghene, Auburn. Doubling on Tigers with Igbinoghene. He’s a track star who could very well be gone by this point if he has the Combine many expect. His smooth athleticism allows him to mirror receivers at the line, and his tackling technique is quality enough. Dude locked down DeVonta Smith, and had some really good reps against Jeudy and Ruggs during the Iron Bowl.
3.67 – OT Lucas Niang, TCU. A very athletic tackle, Niang could be the natural successor to Ricky Wagner at RT for Detroit. He needs to clean up his pass set footwork (has a slight hitch and can lose the spacing needed), but straighten those out and he could be a quality OT in the NFL.
3.71 (via LAC) – EDGE Curtis Weaver, Boise State. Even after adding Shaq Lawson, the Lions look for another pass rusher in Weaver. He’d be an excellent fit with Lawson and Kennard as versatile guys who can help them fill in a true 3-4 if they need, or simply load the line with physical pass rushers.
4.106 – WR K.J. Hill, Ohio State. I’m keeping Miller’s selection for the Detroit Lions here, as they add a very speedy receiver with good hands. He has plenty of success working underneath, and could provide Stafford with an impact weapon even as a rookie.
5.149 – QB Anthony Gordan, Washington State. Originally mocked to Falcons about ten picks later, I went with him here, with Jonah Jackson off the board. Gordan has the best upside out of any remaining QB’s. He’ll need refinement, but the potential for a quality backup QB is there.
5.173 (via SEA) – ILB Logan Wilson, Wyoming. Given the unique mold of LB’s for Patricia’s defense, there aren’t many great fits. Wilson fits this scheme pretty well, as he possess the size (6’2, 245 lbs) and motor to fit the system.
6.183 – WR Omar Bayless, Arkansas State. Perhaps the best WR in college football this past year that you didn’t hear about, Bayless dominated the Sun Belt. He has fantastic athleticism, and great size at 6’3, 205 lbs. He could be someone the Lions develop to potentially replace the often injured, yet very talented, Marvin Jones down the road.
I would personally try and trade back with one of those early picks, perhaps the Chargers’ 3rd, because there were a handful of pass rushers on the board, and several other players I still liked, but ultimately just stuck with Weaver. Had we done a trade back, some other 6th/7th rounders on that draft that are intriguing for the Lions would be: WR Aaron Fuller (Washington), TE Jacob Breeland (Oregon), iOL Shane Lemiuex (Oregon), CB Elijah Riley (Army), CB Luq Barcoo (SDSU), EDGE Alex Highsmith (Charlotte), and QB Kevin Davidson (Princeton).

Finalizing the Salary Cap

Now, at this point, Detroit only has $5 million dollars available to them in cap space, but they still need to sign the draft class. The estimates for this is that adding every draft pick to the active roster would leave them with a deficit of about $6.8 million to cover, since picks in the later rounds essentially negate with the player they scratch of the 53-man active roster. However, this is where we get into the fun of it.
At this point, either cutting or trading RT Ricky Wagner actually solves the issue. I do so now, because this does two things.
1.) Wagner has a lower cap hit if cut or traded post-June 1 (via OTC). Thus, if Detroit moves him now, they'd be responsible for a bit more of his contract than if they waited until then.
2.) The trade market could be more fruitful at that point. Key word is could, as it's no guarentee, but realistically, an OT needy team after both free agency and the draft, isn't going to have as many options, which could make Wagner more attractive. Even if it's just a 5th or 6th round pick in 2021, it's worth something. And it's usually easier to trade picks like that in advance, rather than so close to the draft, given the desire for teams to hoard picks.
Regardless, if Detroit cannot find a suitable trade partner for Wagner (Miami Dolphins could be a great spot, as they have a ton of cap space, and need 5 new offensive linemen outright, so taking in Wagner would be an easy way to do fill one of those spaces with an upgrade), cutting him still finalizes the cap and makes it work. His cut would be around $6 million. Then at this point, you still could potentially trade a player if you wanted more cap space. At this point, someone like Devon Kennard may be easy to move, if you have a better player in Shaq Lawson, and a good rookie in Curtis Weaver to replace him. Moving Kennard would free up about $5.5 million as well, given the jump in his cap this year.

Roster Composition

Quarterback: Starter is Matthew Stafford, then the other 2 would be the best out of rookie Anthony Gordan, second-year David Blough, or re-signed Jeff Driskel. Technically Kyle Sloter is on the roster next year too, so he could factor into that.
Running Back: Starter is Kerryon Johnson or Bo Scarborough, then fill out the other two spots with J.D. McKissic and Ty Johnson most likely. Wes Hills or Tra Carson would probably be back to the scout team.
Wide Receiver: Starters are Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones and either Cody Latimer or K.J. Hill. The other one is depth, and then you have a spot, maybe two for some backups like Marvin Hall, Omar Bayless, Travis Fulgham, Chris Lacy, or some others to battle for.
Tight End/Full Back: Starter(s) is/are T.J. Hockenson and then Jesse James. With Logan Thomas back, it'd really just be a question of keeping Nick Bawden as a true FB, or seeing if Isaac Nauta deserves a spot and can fill fullback. Elandon Roberts also has fullback experience but is an LB on the roster. Matt Sokol and Paul Butler were signed to futures contracts. Sokol is marginally intriguing.
Offensive Tackle: Starting left tackle is Taylor Decker. Starting right tackle is a battle between Tyrell Crosby and Lucas Niang. I think Niang could see the field early, even if he's a 3rd round pick. Jason Spriggs would likely push for a roster spot. Dan Skipper, Caleb Benenoch and Casey Tucker will get a look, but not a guarantee to have a spot on the roster.
Interior Line: You'll start left to right with Joe Dahl, Frank Ragnow, and Andrew Wylie, most likely. Then Beau Benzschawel and James Ferentz are likely filling out those other two spots. Russell Bodine is on the roster at the moment, as is Joshua Garnett. I don't expect to make the roster.
Defensive Line: You'll still have Damon Harrison as the starting nose tackle. End Trey Flowers is also a for sure starter. Depending on the front, either Derrick Brown for heavier packages, or Da'Shawn Hand for lighter packages. Kevin Strong, John Atkins, and some others would likely battle with veteran DT Darius Kilgo for a reserve spot or two. Romeo Okwara is the backup at DE.
JACK Linebacker: Detroit would have Shaq Lawson and Devon Kennard (unless we hypothetically trade Kennard), along with promising youngsters like Curtis Weaver and Austin Bryant. Bryant has plenty of experience as a down DE at Clemson, and could easily factor there as well. Detroit will be able to be more front versatile with this group.
Inside Linebacker: I'd probably start Jahlani Tavai and Elandon Roberts from this group, with Christian Jones and Jarrad Davis their respective backups. Then it's probably two, maybe 3 spots depending on special teams for some backups, with Jalen Reeves-Maybin the most likely. Then, Steve Longa, Jason Cabinda, Logan Wilson, Anthony Pittman, and Christian Sam can compete for a spot here as well.
Cornerback: The starters here are clear. Darius Slay and Chris Harris Jr. are the outside corners, and Justin Coleman in the slot. You then have a strong CB4 in Amani Oruwariye, and perhaps one or two more spots for guys like Mike Ford, Michael Jackson, Jamal Agnew (probably for sure on for special teams).
Safety: Depending on the look, your starters are for sure Tracy Walker, and then one of Tavon Wilson or Will Harris depending on the look, with Eric Murray also able to factor in heavily. Add in C.J. Moore, and that's a deep group with experience and potential.
Special Teams: Fairly simple. Don Muhlbach as the long snapper, Matt Prater as the kicker, and Matt Wile as the punter. Unless of course they find a different punter, though Wile does have good experience.

Overall

I'm sure the main complaint would be Derrick Brown over Jeff Okudah, however, as good as Okudah is, adding Chris Harris Jr. would be a better move for a win now team, which the Lions are. Thus, we choose to add a disruptive DT rather than a backup CB at that point. I'd say in the actual offseason itself, if Detroit is relatively quiet at cornerback, it suggests they are taking Okudah. If not, it opens up other options like Derrick Brown, Isaiah Simmons, or maybe even an OT to replace Wagner (if they trade down perhaps).
But overall, I think this gives them a great chance to turn things around and compete next season. Slay and Harris are an elite CB duo, and adding Brown and Lawson provides some boost to the pass rush as well. Additionally, the offense is retooled a bit, with some serious speed in K.J. Hill, and a new look right side of the OL. The main addition to the offense is this dude named Matthew Stafford, who was balling out last year before an injury wrecked our season.
The 49ers made a dramatic turn around, and while I can't say I'm expecting that from Detroit, I think some of the ingredients are there to at least turn it around and contend for the playoffs next season. If Quinn and Patricia are to keep their jobs, they'll need to do exactly that.
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2019.07.18 20:49 AlaskanCoalmine Broncos Offseason Review. Non-Fan Edition

Broncos Offseason Review
Division: AFC West (6-10, 3rd)
If you enjoy my offseason review, you can find my other articles for MileHighSports on the Broncos here: https://milehighsports.com/authozsegars/
Also, I'm genuinely excited to hear your feedback. I have to board a plane soon after posting this but once I land I'll attempt to respond to everyone and make any necessary edits.
Coaching Changes:
The Broncos kicked their offseason off by making a much-needed change at the head coaching position, ousting Vance Joseph and replacing him with Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio. Joseph was both one of the worst head coaches in the league during his time with the Broncos, and one of the worst Denver head coaches in franchise history. Under Joseph, the Broncos posted losing records for the first time under Pat Bowlen’s ownership (Since 1983).
Fangio should usher in a new era of toughness and physicality, while also returning the team to dominant defense supported by the zone-blocking offense that led the team to a Super Bowl victory in 2015.
This will be Fangio’s first head coaching gig, but over the course of his time in the league, he’s become one of the most respected defensive minds and arguably the greatest linebacker coach in NFL history.
Fangio got his first NFL job with the New Orleans Saints in 1986 where he was hired to be their linebackers coach. Under Fangio’s tutelage, the Saints saw the rise of “The Dome Patrol”. A group of four linebackers (Rickey Jackson, Sam Mills, Pat Swilling, and Vaughn Johnson) who were named first-team All-Pros a combined 10 times and went to a combined 18 Pro Bowls with the Saints. All 10 All-Pro nods and all but three of Pro Bowl appearances came with Fangio as the linebacking coach.
Fangio then bounced throughout the league, where he coached the likes of Ray Lewis and Terrell Suggs, Aldon Smith, Navarro Bowman, and Patrick Willis, and most recently Khalil Mack.
Wherever Fangio goes, excellent linebacking play is soon to follow. The Broncos should be excited considered their dynamic duo of freakishly talented edge rushers, Bradley Chubb and Von Miller.
At offensive coordinator, out is Bill Musgrave and in is Rich Scangarello. Under Musgrave, the offense struggled mightily, finishing 27th and 24th in the league in scoring, and 19th and 17th in total yards during his year and a half at the helm.
The Broncos planned on hiring former head coach and offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak to replace Musgrave and institute the zone blocking scheme that he and Mike Shanahan had popularized in Denver throughout the ‘90s and into the early ’00s. Unfortunately for the Broncos, Kubiak decided to head the Vikings instead over a “philosophical disagreement.”
However, the Broncos will still be able to throw it back to the days of yore with a hint of the Sean McVay/Kyle Shanahan present with Rich Scangarello.
While it’s still yet to be seen if Scangarello will be even near the level of the aforementioned offensive minds is yet to be seen. However, during his time in San Francisco, the 49ers did post one of the more dynamic offenses despite there being a revolving door at quarterback due to injury and uncertainty at the position. Heck, the guy made Nick Mullens look alright.
While Fangio is expected to have a heavy role in the defense, the Broncos officially hired Ed Donatell to be the defensive coordinator. Donatell may prove to be one of the best under-the-radar hirings of the offseason thanks to his expertise with defensive backs and the Broncos’ questionable depth at cornerback.
During his time with the Bears, under Fangio, Donatell’s secondary earned the highest coverage grade that Pro Football Focus has ever given a team over the course of an entire season (95.9).
Verdict: The Broncos’ two most glaring holes in 2018 were the coaching staff and the quarterback. With the hiring of Vic Fangio, the Broncos believe they have filled one of those holes. The firing of Vance Joseph gets an A+ as he was clearly out of his depth as a head coach. The hiring of Vic Fangio gets a B+ as he was one of the best candidates available and a genius defensive mind, but the common belief now is that teams should hire offensive minds to be their head coach and there have been questions if Fangio is just a great DC that shouldn’t be a head coach like Wade Phillips.
Free Agency
Players Lost
Player Position New Team
Case Keenum QB Washington
Brandon Marshall LB Oakland
Matt Paradis C Carolina
Bradley Roby CB Houston
Shaquill Barrett EDGE Tampa Bay
Shane Ray EDGE Free Agent
The major players the Broncos lost this offseason were quarterback Case Keenum, linebacker Brandon Marshall, center Matt Paradis, cornerback Bradley Roby, and edge rushers Shaquil Barrett and Shane Ray.
Players added/signed/re-signed
Player Position Old Team Length Salary
Joe Flacco QB Baltimore 1+2 (team option) $18.5 M (+$44 M)
Kareem Jackson CB Houston 3 $33 M
Ja'Wuan James OT Miami 2+2 (team option) $27 M (+$24 M)
Bryce Callahan CB Chicago 3 $21 M
Jeff Heuerman TE Denver 2 $8 M
Draft
Round Pick Player Position School
1 20 Noah Fant TE Iowa
2 41 Dalton Risner OT Kansas State
2 42 Drew Lock QB Mizzou
3 71 Dre'Mont Jones DT/DE Ohio State
5 156 Justin Hollins EDGE Oregon
6 187 JuWann Winfree WR Colorado
Other News:
This offseason has been a relatively quiet one for the Mile-High franchise as the biggest news surrounding the team is likely the tense contract negotiations with Chris Harris Jr.
At a point, it looked like Harris Jr. was almost certainly going to be traded elsewhere on draft night, but the Broncos were unable to find a partner. Harris Jr. has been relatively underpaid throughout his career and now, to be compensated for this discount, Harris Jr. wants to become one of, if not, the highest-paid cornerback in the league.
The problem is, Harris Jr. is entering his age 32 season and is coming off a season-ending injury to his fibula. Harris Jr. was prepared to hold out if the Broncos didn’t give him a raise, but the sides eventually came to an agreement on a one-year pay bump. That being said, now following this season Harris Jr. is likely to hit free agency as tensions with the front office still seem relatively high.
The Broncos hired Kubiak to be their head coach before the 2015 season, paired him with one of the best defensive minds in football and the result was a Super Bowl victory. Unfortunately, Kubiak had to step away from the team with health concerns just a year later which sent the Broncos looking for a coach.
The plan heading into 2019 was to throw things back to 2015, this time though with a defensive coach as the front man so Kubiak could just be focused on the offense. Unfortunately, a difference of opinions between Kubiak and Elway led to him deciding to take an offensive advisor role with the Vikings where he’s more or less expected to run the offense.
Projected Starting Lineup
Positional Strengths/Weaknesses
Returner still continues to plague the Broncos, as once again it’s a complete mystery who will be returning kicks and punts for them this season and it’s a responsibility that will almost definitely be moved around a lot.
SCHEDULE PREDICTIONS DON'T FIT. WILL FOLLOW BELOW
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2018.11.22 18:09 Blighty- Madden Feast Predictions

Hey everyone, these are my TG day predictions for the Madden Overdrive prediction events. If you feel that any of these picks are wrong (Which I am confident they are not) feel free to argue with me. However, if you take my picks you'll be guatanteed to be on your way to winning at least 1,500 Food as well as however much Madden Cash EA plans to give for the three wins.
P.S.: Sorry for being kinda late (The other two games will be updated by the time their events get out)

Bears @ Lions

8:30 AM EST
My pick: Bears win
My Pick: Roquan Smith 10+ COMB TKLS
My Pick: Lions rush for 2+ TDs
The Bears have won four in a row and have won them all as favorites. Trubisky has improved tremendously, throwing for only 9 INTs but 20 TDs so far. However, Trubisky is in doubt with a shoulder injury, but Chase Daniel's is a competent backup. Chicago's defense is coming into this game as the third-ranked in the NFL Overall, #1 against the run, and #7 in pass defense. #7 May seem a bit low, but know that they allow 77.8 yards per game, which is amazing, and that they have 18 INTs so far into the season. The Lions surprised everyone against the Panthers 20-19 victory, but just cause they won doesn't make them a better team. The only reason they won against the Panthers was due to a huge amount of mistakes by the Panthers. The Chicago defense will dictate this game, as there's no player on the Lions that can pose a threat except for Matthew Stafford (He won't pass for more than 250 yards)

Redskins @ Cowboys

12:30 PM EST
My pick: Cowboys win
My pick: Cowboys 300+ OFF. yards
My pick: Cole Beasley 5+ catches
The Cowboys have won two in a row, and are charging into their third. Redskins have lost starting QB: Alex Smith to a bad leg injury against the Texans, which makes everything good for them to shift. The Redskins have been offensively challenged even without Alex Smith, ranking 25th in total offense and 27th in scoring. Things will get even worse with incapable backup Colt McCoy starting for the first time since 2014. The Redskins will depend on RB: Adrian Peterson to be effective, but against a defense as stiff as this it will be difficult. The Cowboys are eighth in total defense and third in scoring defense, and they've done that without their defensive star LB: Sean Lee. As you guys may know (From Primetime players), Leighton Vander Esch is a great player and is in serious discussion for DROTY after getting 21 total tackles and getting two picks in the last two weeks while his partner Jaylon Smith continues to get better. I see Dak shining in this game, seeing that Colt Mccoy has all the attention on him and that his chances of scoring are nearly as likely as him fumbling.

Falcons @ Saints

My pick: Saints win
My pick: Matt Ryan +2 TDs
My pick: Either one! But take Falcons 2+ FGs as it's a way safer, and another guaranteed win
The Saints have won their previous game on TG against Dallas in 2010, which is a long time ago, but it seems they may win again as Falcons hopes are nearly dead, underperforming still due to OC: Steve Sarkisian. Last week the Falcons lost at home 22-19 to Dallas. However, Matt Ryan did throw for 291 yards and a TD, with Julio Jones catching six passes for 118 yards. But forget the Falcons, let's look at the Saints who destroyed the defending SB Champion Eagles on Sunday in a 48-7 beatdown. Brees is leading the NFL in QB rating and has a 25 TD/ 1 INTs at only age 39. However, I don't think this matchup needs much of an explanation as Saints possess arguably the best player at both WR and RB (Alvin Kamara - 15 TDs and Michael Thomas - 1,042 yards and 8 TDs). The Falcons are in a must-win situation so expect another big game by Julio Jones and Matt Ryan, but they'll, unfortunately, fall short due to Brees MVP Calibre play.

Edit: All of my picks were right, except for one in which nobody got right (Adrian Peterson didn't get 15 touches and Beasley didn't get 5 catches)


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2018.06.04 18:05 Maad-Dog Incorporating Rushing Value to Comparisons Between Mobile and Traditional QBs [OC]

Now, more than ever, there are QBs who are able to add value onto their team using their legs. There are a few trains of thoughts that follow this, dependent on who the player actually is. For some players, the feeling is that their rushing ability is integral to their game and raises their total value as a QB (Cam, Wilson, Watson, etc.). For some QBs, it's thought of as the only thing a QB is good at while they're a terrible passer (Tyrod, Kizer, etc.). But unlike traditional passers where we could compare things like completion %, passer rating, ANY/A, and other stats, it gets hard to try and figure out what kind of value a QB really adds with his rushing. Cam is a worse passer than Cousins for example, but does his rushing value make him better than Cousins? Let's try to add some objectivity to these comparisons.
Note 1: For ease, I'm not going to include the QB's contributions as a receiver in these stats. My apologies to Brett Hundley, Jimmy Garoppolo, Marcus Mariota, Nick Foles, and Tom Brady.
Note 2: All stats shown here are for the 2017 regular season. Minimum 4 games (1/4th of the season) to qualify. My apologies to Ryan Fitzpatrick, Nick Foles, TJ Yates, and Bryce Petty who just barely missed the cutoff.
Completions and Completion %
Generally this is a pretty easy statistic to calculate for pure passing, but the issue arises on how this stat should be calculated if you start to include rushing. One of the main issues is that sometimes, rushing attempts for negative yardage for a QB count as rushes, and sometimes they count as sacks. Since this is an attempt to evaluate all of a QBs play rather than rushing, I am going to define a "general completion" as either a pass or a run that results in positive yardage. This is a bit different than your standard completion, as you can get completions with negative yardage. However, for the purposes of this exercise, I felt that negative rushes or sacks shouldn't be counted as completions, and therefore am adjusting the definition of pass completions to also be for positive yardage. That means anything for no yardage (no net gain by the offense and the same result as an incompletion) or anything for negative yardage (worse than an incompletion) now counts as an incompletion. Let's see how this modified general completion (and corresponding completion % over all passing attempts, rushing attempts, and sacks) compares to the standard completion %.
Note 3: Keep in mind that this changes the "meaning" behind completion %. It was originally used to have a very raw estimate of a passer's general accuracy. Now it's more seen as the chance that a QB, when given the ball, will gain yardage on the down.
Player Cmp Cmp % Gen Cmp Gen Cmp %
Drew Brees 386 72.01 374 63.50
Jimmy Garoppolo 120 67.42 124 61.69
Deshaun Watson 126 61.76 159 61.39
Case Keenum 325 67.57 333 61.33
Alex Smith 341 67.52 366 61.00
Dak Prescott 308 62.86 348 60.10
Tom Brady 385 66.27 385 60.06
Matt Ryan 342 64.65 350 59.83
Jameis Winston 282 63.8 302 59.45
Mike Glennon 93 66.43 90 59.21
Marcus Mariota 281 62.03 317 58.70
Aaron Rodgers 154 64.71 166 58.45
Jay Cutler 266 62 272 58.12
Russell Wilson 339 61.3 401 58.03
Blake Bortles 315 60.23 347 57.45
Philip Rivers 360 62.61 351 57.45
Carson Wentz 265 60.23 305 57.33
Kirk Cousins 347 64.26 361 57.30
Derek Carr 323 62.72 318 56.99
Cam Newton 291 59.15 379 56.91
Josh McCown 267 67.25 269 56.87
Matthew Stafford 371 65.66 364 56.79
Ben Roethlisberger 360 64.17 346 56.72
Tyrod Taylor 263 62.62 311 56.55
Joe Flacco 352 64.12 339 56.41
Eli Manning 352 61.65 346 56.35
Jared Goff 296 62.05 296 55.85
Brett Hundley 192 60.76 211 55.38
Carson Palmer 164 61.42 164 54.13
Jacoby Brissett 276 58.85 315 53.94
Trevor Siemian 206 59.03 221 53.51
Mitch Trubisky 196 59.39 215 53.48
Brock Osweiler 96 55.81 104 53.06
Andy Dalton 297 59.88 299 52.18
DeShone Kizer 255 53.57 306 51.78
C.J. Beathard 123 54.91 139 51.67
Brian Hoyer 123 58.29 121 51.27
Tom Savage 125 56.05 122 49.19
Blaine Gabbert 95 55.56 106 48.85
Drew Stanton 79 49.69 79 45.14​
Observations:
Josh McCown didn't fare well here. He went from the QB with the 5th highest completion % to the 21st gen completion %.
On the other hand, DeShaun Watson shoots up the board here. Although he only had the 22nd completion %, he has the 3rd best gen completion % behind only Brees (set the completion % record this season) and Jimmy G (partner in small sample size domination).
Most rushing QBs benefitted by the calculation of gen comp % compared to normal completion %. Tyrod is the outlier here. 18th in completion %, he was 25th in gen completion %. What this suggests is a much larger portion of negative runs/sacks than other QBs.
Wilson and Cam shoot up the board in terms of total general completions, as now their positive rushing attempts show that in terms of positive yardage volume, they're right up there with the best in the game like Brees and Brady.
Oh geez, Savage, Gabbert, and especially Drew Stanton come off this looking horrendous (what a surprise), as they are literally not likely to gain yardage when the ball is put in their hand.
TDs and TD %
The rest of these stats are much more easily computed and simpler to understand. Let's look at their total number of passing + rushing TDs, as well as number of TDs over touches (pass attempts + rush attempts + sacks). Touches will be used for all of our percentage numbers in these stats, for reference.
Player TD TD % Gen TD Gen TD %
Deshaun Watson 19 9.3 21 8.1
Carson Wentz 33 7.5 33 6.2
Aaron Rodgers 16 6.7 16 5.6
Jared Goff 28 5.9 29 5.5
Russell Wilson 34 6.1 37 5.4
Tom Brady 32 5.5 32 5.0
Kirk Cousins 27 5 31 4.9
Josh McCown 18 4.5 23 4.9
Dak Prescott 22 4.5 28 4.8
Ben Roethlisberger 28 5 28 4.6
Philip Rivers 28 4.9 28 4.6
Matthew Stafford 29 5.1 29 4.5
Alex Smith 26 5.1 27 4.5
Andy Dalton 25 5 25 4.4
Drew Brees 23 4.3 25 4.2
Case Keenum 22 4.6 23 4.2
Cam Newton 22 4.5 28 4.2
Jay Cutler 19 4.4 19 4.1
Jimmy Garoppolo 7 3.9 8 4.0
Derek Carr 22 4.3 22 3.9
Jameis Winston 19 4.3 20 3.9
Blake Bortles 21 4 23 3.8
Drew Stanton 6 3.8 6 3.4
Matt Ryan 20 3.8 20 3.4
Marcus Mariota 13 2.9 18 3.3
Tyrod Taylor 14 3.3 18 3.3
Eli Manning 19 3.3 20 3.3
Joe Flacco 18 3.3 19 3.2
Trevor Siemian 12 3.4 13 3.1
Brock Osweiler 5 2.9 6 3.1
Carson Palmer 9 3.4 9 3.0
Jacoby Brissett 13 2.8 17 2.9
Brett Hundley 9 2.8 11 2.9
Blaine Gabbert 6 3.5 6 2.8
DeShone Kizer 11 2.3 16 2.7
Mike Glennon 4 2.9 4 2.6
C.J. Beathard 4 1.8 7 2.6
Mitch Trubisky 7 2.1 9 2.2
Brian Hoyer 4 1.9 5 2.1
Tom Savage 5 2.2 5 2.0​
Observations:
Holy fuck Watson.
Cam goes from 13th to 9th in general TDs, but stays at 16th in both percentages. Although his volume of rushing TDs is the greatest in the league, and what he's known for, it doesn't actually increase his TD % when seen in the context of his rushing plays either.
Dak also had the same number of passing and rushing TDs, but he moves from 15th to 9th in general TD %.
TO and TO %
Since we're now incorporating rushing, I feel it necessary to incorporate fumbles into a total turnover stat as well. Both turn the ball over to the other team, and rushers can often be more vulnerable to fumbles (Wilson was 16th in total interceptions, but 2nd in total fumbles). Let's look at the total turnovers and TO % as compared to INTs and INT %.
Player Int Int % TO TO %
Mike Glennon 5 3.57 10 6.58
Blaine Gabbert 6 3.51 13 5.99
Tom Savage 6 2.69 14 5.65
DeShone Kizer 22 4.62 31 5.25
Jameis Winston 11 2.49 26 5.12
Trevor Siemian 14 4.01 19 4.60
Drew Stanton 5 3.14 8 4.57
Jay Cutler 14 3.26 20 4.27
Deshaun Watson 8 3.92 11 4.25
Mitch Trubisky 7 2.12 17 4.23
Josh McCown 9 2.27 20 4.23
Brett Hundley 12 3.8 16 4.20
Kirk Cousins 13 2.41 26 4.13
Eli Manning 13 2.28 24 3.91
Derek Carr 13 2.52 21 3.76
Cam Newton 16 3.25 25 3.75
Blake Bortles 13 2.49 22 3.64
Russell Wilson 11 1.99 25 3.62
Brock Osweiler 5 2.91 7 3.57
C.J. Beathard 6 2.68 9 3.35
Matthew Stafford 10 1.77 21 3.28
Joe Flacco 13 2.37 19 3.16
Marcus Mariota 15 3.31 17 3.15
Carson Wentz 7 1.59 16 3.01
Jimmy Garoppolo 5 2.81 6 2.99
Carson Palmer 7 2.62 9 2.97
Brian Hoyer 4 1.9 7 2.97
Philip Rivers 10 1.74 18 2.95
Dak Prescott 13 2.65 17 2.94
Jared Goff 7 1.47 15 2.83
Andy Dalton 12 2.42 16 2.79
Ben Roethlisberger 14 2.5 17 2.79
Matt Ryan 12 2.27 16 2.74
Jacoby Brissett 7 1.49 15 2.57
Aaron Rodgers 6 2.52 7 2.46
Tom Brady 8 1.38 15 2.34
Drew Brees 8 1.49 13 2.21
Case Keenum 7 1.46 8 1.47
Tyrod Taylor 4 0.95 8 1.45
Alex Smith 5 0.99 7 1.17​
Observations:
Mariota and Rodgers are the only ones who's TO % was actually lower than their INT %, great job preventing fumbles from 2 mobile QBs.
Alex Smith was behind Tyrod in terms of INT %, but when looking at overall TO %, Smith easily nabs the top spot, the best protector of the ball this year.
If you thought Glennon's 5th worst INT % was bad, he is much worse when looking at his total turnover %. He essentially turns it over every 15 times he touches the ball. That's, on average, turning the ball over every 4 drives.
Winston goes from 16th in INTs to 3rd in turnovers (20th in INT% to 5th in TO%), despite playing only 13 games. Wilson also went from 17th in INTs to 5th in turnovers, but that was partially because he had the ball so much, was only 18th in TO% (below average, but not atrocious).
Gen Yards and Gen Y/A
Another simple one, basically just looking at the total yardage that QBs were able to acquire on their legs and with their arm (minus their sack yardage since a lot of negative runs count as sacks). This is where it starts to get really interesting to me, because especially when looking at Gen Y/A, QBs that might get praised for their rushing contributions when looking at their volume, might actually come out worse in the long run because traditional QBs who'll try to find a pass instead of running can end up averaging more yards per touch than those that rack up short runs.
Player Yds Y/A Gen Yds Gen Y/A
Jimmy Garoppolo 1560 8.76 1514 7.532
Philip Rivers 4515 7.85 4393 7.190
Deshaun Watson 1699 8.33 1852 7.151
Drew Brees 4334 8.09 4201 7.132
Alex Smith 4042 8 4190 6.983
Matt Ryan 4095 7.74 4082 6.978
Jared Goff 3804 7.97 3683 6.949
Tom Brady 4577 7.88 4404 6.871
Ben Roethlisberger 4251 7.58 4159 6.818
Jameis Winston 3504 7.93 3432 6.756
Matthew Stafford 4446 7.87 4257 6.641
Case Keenum 3547 7.37 3571 6.576
Carson Wentz 3296 7.49 3433 6.453
Blake Bortles 3687 7.05 3886 6.434
Marcus Mariota 3232 7.13 3371 6.243
Kirk Cousins 4093 7.58 3930 6.238
Derek Carr 3496 6.79 3461 6.203
Russell Wilson 3983 7.2 4247 6.146
Carson Palmer 1978 7.41 1840 6.073
Dak Prescott 3324 6.78 3496 6.038
Josh McCown 2926 7.37 2786 5.890
Aaron Rodgers 1675 7.04 1633 5.750
Cam Newton 3302 6.71 3814 5.727
Mitch Trubisky 2193 6.65 2245 5.585
Brock Osweiler 1088 6.33 1088 5.551
Andy Dalton 3320 6.69 3164 5.522
Jay Cutler 2666 6.21 2544 5.436
Tyrod Taylor 2799 6.66 2970 5.400
Eli Manning 3468 6.07 3305 5.383
Trevor Siemian 2285 6.55 2192 5.308
C.J. Beathard 1430 6.38 1425 5.297
Jacoby Brissett 3098 6.61 3053 5.228
DeShone Kizer 2894 6.08 3087 5.223
Tom Savage 1412 6.33 1255 5.060
Brett Hundley 1836 5.81 1909 5.010
Brian Hoyer 1287 6.1 1179 4.996
Mike Glennon 833 5.95 759 4.993
Joe Flacco 3141 5.72 2990 4.975
Drew Stanton 894 5.62 861 4.920
Blaine Gabbert 1086 6.35 1019 4.696​
Holy fuck Jimmy G.
There are very legitimate reasons to why Cam is seen as a mediocre QB, specifically when speaking of his efficiency. But you might think his volume is bad too when seeing his passing yardage ranked 18th in the league, even though he played all 16 games (ranked an astoundingly bad 28th in passing yards/game out of 40 qualifying QBs). But being ranked 11th in total yardage (and 20th per game) starts looking a good amount better on his end.
Wilson is another riser going from 9th to 4th in total yards.
But let's look and see how the biggest rushers in total yards do in terms of helping their gen yards/touch. Cam goes from 23rd to ... 23rd. Wilson goes from 17th to 18th, actually looking worse compared to other QBs when looking at gen yards/touch. Tyrod goes from 25th to 28th. Kizer is our first riser from 35th to 33rd, and that's mostly because he was just so bad as a QB. The conclusion here is that although the best rushing QBs can put up some great yardage, they're not yielding any more yards per touch than their traditional counterparts. They're just getting yardage in a different way. Even looking at the best QBs in Y/A, Wilson and Watson both dropped at least 1 spot, Prescott rose just 1 spot from 22nd to 21st, and Hundley rose from 38th to 35th, again partially because he was just so bad.
Comprehensive Stats
So we've now looked at the 4 major areas of passing stats (completions, TDs, INTs, yards) and transformed those stats into more general, all-inclusive variants. What happens though if we take our standard comprehensive passing stats like passer rating and ANY/A, and then instead adapt them to work with these new, more comprehensive passing stats?
*sorted by Gen ANY/A
Player Rate ANY/A Gen ANY/A Gen Passer Rating
Alex Smith 104.7 7.65 7.36 103.40
Drew Brees 103.9 7.71 6.99 100.92
Jimmy Garoppolo 96.2 7.62 6.99 96.96
Deshaun Watson 103 7.19 6.86 103.62
Tom Brady 102.8 7.56 6.82 98.90
Philip Rivers 96 7.6 6.78 94.16
Jared Goff 100.5 7.72 6.77 95.28
Case Keenum 98.3 7.03 6.76 99.82
Ben Roethlisberger 93.4 6.95 6.48 92.70
Matt Ryan 91.4 6.87 6.43 92.26
Carson Wentz 101.9 7.43 6.34 96.14
Matthew Stafford 99.3 7.01 6.07 89.76
Aaron Rodgers 97.2 5.99 5.77 94.51
Dak Prescott 86.6 5.74 5.68 92.46
Russell Wilson 95.4 6.45 5.59 90.08
Blake Bortles 84.7 6.21 5.56 85.53
Marcus Mariota 79.3 5.51 5.49 86.26
Tyrod Taylor 89.2 5.67 5.40 87.80
Kirk Cousins 93.9 6.38 5.37 86.28
Carson Palmer 84.4 5.86 5.33 81.27
Derek Carr 86.4 6.07 5.30 84.13
Jameis Winston 92.2 6.7 5.24 82.82
Andy Dalton 86.6 5.65 5.14 82.73
Josh McCown 94.5 6 4.96 83.86
Cam Newton 80.7 5.28 4.88 82.99
Jacoby Brissett 81.7 5.26 4.65 79.07
Brock Osweiler 72.5 4.94 4.56 76.00
Jay Cutler 80.8 5.04 4.32 80.14
C.J. Beathard 69.2 4.52 4.31 73.20
Eli Manning 80.4 5.11 4.28 77.29
Joe Flacco 80.4 4.71 4.18 78.43
Mitch Trubisky 77.5 5.05 4.13 71.01
Brian Hoyer 74.5 4.74 4.08 71.58
Trevor Siemian 73.3 4.38 3.87 71.36
Brett Hundley 70.6 3.71 3.70 72.49
Drew Stanton 66.4 4.51 3.55 63.83
DeShone Kizer 60.5 3.69 3.40 65.41
Tom Savage 71.4 4.44 2.92 58.61
Mike Glennon 76.9 4.12 2.56 64.84
Blaine Gabbert 71.9 4.06 2.55 57.86​
Observations:
The big drops in passer rating to general passer rating: Matthew Stafford (7th -> 15th), Jameis Winston (16th -> 23rd)
The big risers in passer rating to general passer rating: Marcus Mariota (29th -> 18th), Dak Prescott (19th -> 12th), CJ Beathard (38th -> 31st), Case Keenum (8th -> 4th)
The big drops in ANY/A to gen ANY/A: Jameis Winston (13th -> 22nd), Carson Wentz (7th -> 11th), Jared Goff (1st -> 7th)
The big risers in ANY/A to gen ANY/A: Marcus Mariota (24th -> 17th), Dak Prescott (21st -> 14th), Aaron Rodgers (19th -> 13th), DeShaun Watson (8th -> 4th)
Comprehensive Stats Part 2
There are some other stats we can look at that take in a comprehensive view of the different aspects. The first is ESPN's QBR, which does take into account rushing ability. It essentially rates QBs based on each snap they play, and how many expected points they add (based on the down and distance, yards gained, distance from the end zone, TDs, and INTs thrown, etc.) and aggregates a total grade. This has its pros, but also its cons, as sometimes looking too closely at the situation, i.e. down and distance, on how expected points are generated can give undesired effects to the stats. For example, a QB that consistently converted 1st downs on 2nd downs would have a lower QBR than one who did on 3rd downs, because converting on 3rd downs gives you significantly higher expected points added (because the other option is usually a loss of possession) whereas converting on 2nd down is either 1st and 10, or 3rd and x, which isn't as big of a drop in expected points. However, you could easily argue that the QB converting on 2nd rather than 3rd is better.
We can also look at ANY/A without the "/A" to get a better comprehensive estimate of the volume these QBs are putting out. Passer rating, ANY/A, and QBR are all efficiency metrics, so it would be nice to get a comprehensive volume stat so we don't completely disregard volume and look only at efficiency. This would essentially be adjusted net yards, rather than adjusted net yards per attempt.
Finally, I'm going to throw in a statistic that I created after being unsatisfied with how ANY/A calculated their numbers. I wasn't satisfied with the random value of 20 yards and -45 yards that were assigned to TDs and INTs, and although they do have some work backing it up, those numbers are far too round to be legitimately accurate. Additionally, it makes no sense to give more than two times value to INTs rather than TDs. Although it's possible the net value of an INT is that you lose out on a TD and the other team gains it, that is not nearly the average case, nor would the value of an INT really ever be worth more than two times a TD. I talk more about how I began to formulate the statistic here, but in a blind test here it was shown to be around equivalent to evaluating QBs as raw passer rating, and better than ANY/A, which I aimed to improve upon. Regardless, here we will look both at EC/T (the efficiency metric that accounts for rushing) and EC (the volume metric that accounts for rushing) where EC stands for expected contribution, and T stands for touch.
*sorted by Gen ANY
Player EC EC/T Gen ANY QBR
Alex Smith 405.01 67.502 4,415 61.6
Tom Brady 418.77 65.331 4,369 67.4
Philip Rivers 391.29 64.041 4,143 57.4
Drew Brees 379.01 64.348 4,116 59.0
Ben Roethlisberger 365.54 59.925 3,954 63.2
Matthew Stafford 379.02 59.129 3,892 61.7
Russell Wilson 400.10 57.901 3,862 58.3
Matt Ryan 334.38 57.159 3,762 63.7
Case Keenum 334.58 61.618 3,671 69.7
Jared Goff 353.67 66.731 3,588 52.0
Kirk Cousins 344.92 54.750 3,380 52.3
Carson Wentz 348.49 65.505 3,373 75.9
Blake Bortles 317.27 52.528 3,356 55.6
Dak Prescott 316.91 54.734 3,291 66.7
Cam Newton 318.68 47.849 3,249 47.7
Tyrod Taylor 275.56 50.101 2,970 52.7
Marcus Mariota 262.45 48.602 2,966 54.9
Derek Carr 282.48 50.623 2,956 46.7
Andy Dalton 283.69 49.510 2,944 41.1
Jacoby Brissett 257.16 44.035 2,718 39.6
Jameis Winston 267.41 52.640 2,662 48.2
Eli Manning 256.66 41.802 2,625 43.8
Joe Flacco 238.08 39.614 2,515 43.0
Josh McCown 246.10 52.030 2,346 51.9
Jay Cutler 199.39 42.604 2,024 39.8
DeShone Kizer 188.60 31.911 2,012 29.4
Deshaun Watson 186.00 71.816 1,777 81.3
Mitch Trubisky 159.08 39.572 1,660 29.2
Aaron Rodgers 161.71 56.939 1,638 62.6
Carson Palmer 143.36 47.314 1,615 46.3
Trevor Siemian 150.22 36.372 1,597 27.8
Brett Hundley 131.06 34.399 1,409 41.2
Jimmy Garoppolo 124.89 62.136 1,404 80.5
C.J. Beathard 105.82 39.340 1,160 32.0
Brian Hoyer 87.58 37.111 964 31.9
Brock Osweiler 82.16 41.918 893 46.4
Tom Savage 75.07 30.268 725 38.1
Drew Stanton 62.75 35.855 621 35.9
Blaine Gabbert 62.83 28.953 554 30.7
Mike Glennon 43.02 28.306 389 21.9​
Observations:
To clarify what makes the difference between Gen ANY and EC, EC values TDs more than Gen ANY, and factors in fumbles specifically as weighing less, as well as yardage.
Looking at what I believe is the first QB comprehensive volume stats in Gen ANY and EC (someone pls correct me if I'm wrong, I don't want to sound like an idiot), there are def some things that pop out.
Brady and Smith are unquestionably above the rest in terms of total contribution during the season. They switch between 1 and 2 depending on which stat you choose, but they're a cut above the rest. Rivers is a sneaky third in there though. Also Smith did it in 15 games, which is even more crazy, so his volume/game was the best in the league.
Guys like Cam and Russ get pushed up a little bit, although their rushing contributions aren't as great on a per play basis, they really do show up more when looking at total volume.
I thought I was high on Dak with the stats above, but QBR is kind of ludicrous, 4th??? They value clutchness too high for my own liking.

TL;DR

We've gotten to a point in QB play where the rushing contributions of QBs can't be ignored, and factoring them into our statistical analysis starts becoming more necessary. We see QBs like Mariota and Dak climb the leaderboards when we take their rushing game into account, and QBs like Winston drop when we do the same. It can give us a better idea of their TD production, tendency to turn over the ball with the addition of fumbles, and can even give us a new way to evaluate QBs based on volume. I don't want to say too much more because I don't want this post to be about what I think these statistics mean, but more on the method of creating these statistics, whether they're useful, and the interesting things you guys find in these tables. Please give me any feedback you may have, I'd appreciate it a ton!
EDIT: Here's the full spreadsheet with all the numbers and partial calculations for those of you that want to play around and find other things.
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2018.05.29 18:57 Maad-Dog Incorporating Rushing Value to Comparisons Between Mobile and Traditional QBs [OC]

Now, more than ever, there are QBs who are able to add value onto their team using their legs. There are a few trains of thoughts that follow this, dependent on who the player actually is. For some players, the feeling is that their rushing ability is integral to their game and raises their total value as a QB (Cam, Wilson, Watson, etc.). For some QBs, it's thought of as the only thing a QB is good at while they're a terrible passer (Tyrod, Kizer, etc.). But unlike traditional passers where we could compare things like completion %, passer rating, ANY/A, and other stats, it gets hard to try and figure out what kind of value a QB really adds with his rushing. Cam is a worse passer than Cousins for example, but does his rushing value make him better than Cousins? Let's try to add some objectivity to these comparisons.
Note 1: For ease, I'm not going to include the QB's contributions as a receiver in these stats. My apologies to Brett Hundley, Jimmy Garoppolo, Marcus Mariota, Nick Foles, and Tom Brady.
Note 2: All stats shown here are for the 2017 regular season. Minimum 4 games (1/4th of the season) to qualify. My apologies to Ryan Fitzpatrick, Nick Foles, TJ Yates, and Bryce Petty who just barely missed the cutoff.
Completions and Completion %
Generally this is a pretty easy statistic to calculate for pure passing, but the issue arises on how this stat should be calculated if you start to include rushing. One of the main issues is that sometimes, rushing attempts for negative yardage for a QB count as rushes, and sometimes they count as sacks. Since this is an attempt to evaluate all of a QBs play rather than rushing, I am going to define a "general completion" as either a pass or a run that results in positive yardage. This is a bit different than your standard completion, as you can get completions with negative yardage. However, for the purposes of this exercise, I felt that negative rushes or sacks shouldn't be counted as completions, and therefore am adjusting the definition of pass completions to also be for positive yardage. That means anything for no yardage (no net gain by the offense and the same result as an incompletion) or anything for negative yardage (worse than an incompletion) now counts as an incompletion. Let's see how this modified general completion (and corresponding completion % over all passing attempts, rushing attempts, and sacks) compares to the standard completion %.
Note 3: Keep in mind that this changes the "meaning" behind completion %. It was originally used to have a very raw estimate of a passer's general accuracy. Now it's more seen as the chance that a QB, when given the ball, will gain yardage on the down.
Player Cmp Cmp % Gen Cmp Gen Cmp %
Drew Brees 386 72.01 374 63.50
Jimmy Garoppolo 120 67.42 124 61.69
Deshaun Watson 126 61.76 159 61.39
Case Keenum 325 67.57 333 61.33
Alex Smith 341 67.52 366 61.00
Dak Prescott 308 62.86 348 60.10
Tom Brady 385 66.27 385 60.06
Matt Ryan 342 64.65 350 59.83
Jameis Winston 282 63.8 302 59.45
Mike Glennon 93 66.43 90 59.21
Marcus Mariota 281 62.03 317 58.70
Aaron Rodgers 154 64.71 166 58.45
Jay Cutler 266 62 272 58.12
Russell Wilson 339 61.3 401 58.03
Blake Bortles 315 60.23 347 57.45
Philip Rivers 360 62.61 351 57.45
Carson Wentz 265 60.23 305 57.33
Kirk Cousins 347 64.26 361 57.30
Derek Carr 323 62.72 318 56.99
Cam Newton 291 59.15 379 56.91
Josh McCown 267 67.25 269 56.87
Matthew Stafford 371 65.66 364 56.79
Ben Roethlisberger 360 64.17 346 56.72
Tyrod Taylor 263 62.62 311 56.55
Joe Flacco 352 64.12 339 56.41
Eli Manning 352 61.65 346 56.35
Jared Goff 296 62.05 296 55.85
Brett Hundley 192 60.76 211 55.38
Carson Palmer 164 61.42 164 54.13
Jacoby Brissett 276 58.85 315 53.94
Trevor Siemian 206 59.03 221 53.51
Mitch Trubisky 196 59.39 215 53.48
Brock Osweiler 96 55.81 104 53.06
Andy Dalton 297 59.88 299 52.18
DeShone Kizer 255 53.57 306 51.78
C.J. Beathard 123 54.91 139 51.67
Brian Hoyer 123 58.29 121 51.27
Tom Savage 125 56.05 122 49.19
Blaine Gabbert 95 55.56 106 48.85
Drew Stanton 79 49.69 79 45.14​
Observations:
Josh McCown didn't fare here. He went from the QB with the 5th highest completion % to the 21st gen completion %.
On the other hand, DeShaun Watson shoots up the board here. Although he only had the 22nd completion %, he has the 3rd best gen completion % behind only Brees (set the completion % record this season) and Jimmy G (partner in small sample size domination)
Most rushing QBs benefitted by the calculation of gen comp % compared to normal completion %. Tyrod is the outlier here. 18th in completion %, he was 25th in gen completion %. What this suggests is a much larger portion of negative runs/sacks than other QBs.
Wilson and Cam shoot up the board in terms of total general completions, as now their positive rushing attempts show that in terms of positive yardage volume, they're right up there with the best in the game.
Oh geez, Savage, Gabbert, and especially Drew Stanton come off this looking horrendous (what a surprise), as they are literally not likely to gain yardage when the ball is put in their hand.
TDs and TD %
The rest of these stats are much more easily computed and simpler to understand. Let's look at their total number of passing + rushing TDs, as well as number of TDs over touches (pass attempts + rush attempts + sacks). Touches will be used for all of our percentage numbers in these stats, for reference.
Player TD TD% TDs TDs/Touch
Deshaun Watson 19 9.3 21 8.1
Carson Wentz 33 7.5 33 6.2
Aaron Rodgers 16 6.7 16 5.6
Jared Goff 28 5.9 29 5.5
Russell Wilson 34 6.1 37 5.4
Tom Brady 32 5.5 32 5.0
Kirk Cousins 27 5 31 4.9
Josh McCown 18 4.5 23 4.9
Dak Prescott 22 4.5 28 4.8
Ben Roethlisberger 28 5 28 4.6
Philip Rivers 28 4.9 28 4.6
Matthew Stafford 29 5.1 29 4.5
Alex Smith 26 5.1 27 4.5
Andy Dalton 25 5 25 4.4
Drew Brees 23 4.3 25 4.2
Case Keenum 22 4.6 23 4.2
Cam Newton 22 4.5 28 4.2
Jay Cutler 19 4.4 19 4.1
Jimmy Garoppolo 7 3.9 8 4.0
Derek Carr 22 4.3 22 3.9
Jameis Winston 19 4.3 20 3.9
Blake Bortles 21 4 23 3.8
Drew Stanton 6 3.8 6 3.4
Matt Ryan 20 3.8 20 3.4
Marcus Mariota 13 2.9 18 3.3
Tyrod Taylor 14 3.3 18 3.3
Eli Manning 19 3.3 20 3.3
Joe Flacco 18 3.3 19 3.2
Trevor Siemian 12 3.4 13 3.1
Brock Osweiler 5 2.9 6 3.1
Carson Palmer 9 3.4 9 3.0
Jacoby Brissett 13 2.8 17 2.9
Brett Hundley 9 2.8 11 2.9
Blaine Gabbert 6 3.5 6 2.8
DeShone Kizer 11 2.3 16 2.7
Mike Glennon 4 2.9 4 2.6
C.J. Beathard 4 1.8 7 2.6
Mitch Trubisky 7 2.1 9 2.2
Brian Hoyer 4 1.9 5 2.1
Tom Savage 5 2.2 5 2.0​
Observations:
Holy fuck Watson.
Cam goes from 13th to 9th in general TDs, but stays at 16th in both percentages. Although his volume of rushing TDs is the greatest in the league, and what he's known for, it doesn't actually increase his TD % when seen in the context of his rushing plays either. Dak also had the same number of passing and rushing TDs, but he moves from 15th to 9th in general TD %.
TO and TO %
Since we're now incorporating rushing, I feel it necessary to incorporate fumbles into a total turnover stat as well. Both turn the ball over to the other team, and rushers can often be more vulnerable to fumbles (Wilson was 16th in total interceptions, but 2nd in total fumbles). Let's look at the total turnovers and TO % as compared to INTs and INT %.
Player Int Int % TO TO %
Mike Glennon 5 3.57 10 6.58
Blaine Gabbert 6 3.51 13 5.99
Tom Savage 6 2.69 14 5.65
DeShone Kizer 22 4.62 31 5.25
Jameis Winston 11 2.49 26 5.12
Trevor Siemian 14 4.01 19 4.60
Drew Stanton 5 3.14 8 4.57
Jay Cutler 14 3.26 20 4.27
Deshaun Watson 8 3.92 11 4.25
Mitch Trubisky 7 2.12 17 4.23
Josh McCown 9 2.27 20 4.23
Brett Hundley 12 3.8 16 4.20
Kirk Cousins 13 2.41 26 4.13
Eli Manning 13 2.28 24 3.91
Derek Carr 13 2.52 21 3.76
Cam Newton 16 3.25 25 3.75
Blake Bortles 13 2.49 22 3.64
Russell Wilson 11 1.99 25 3.62
Brock Osweiler 5 2.91 7 3.57
C.J. Beathard 6 2.68 9 3.35
Matthew Stafford 10 1.77 21 3.28
Joe Flacco 13 2.37 19 3.16
Marcus Mariota 15 3.31 17 3.15
Carson Wentz 7 1.59 16 3.01
Jimmy Garoppolo 5 2.81 6 2.99
Carson Palmer 7 2.62 9 2.97
Brian Hoyer 4 1.9 7 2.97
Philip Rivers 10 1.74 18 2.95
Dak Prescott 13 2.65 17 2.94
Jared Goff 7 1.47 15 2.83
Andy Dalton 12 2.42 16 2.79
Ben Roethlisberger 14 2.5 17 2.79
Matt Ryan 12 2.27 16 2.74
Jacoby Brissett 7 1.49 15 2.57
Aaron Rodgers 6 2.52 7 2.46
Tom Brady 8 1.38 15 2.34
Drew Brees 8 1.49 13 2.21
Case Keenum 7 1.46 8 1.47
Tyrod Taylor 4 0.95 8 1.45
Alex Smith 5 0.99 7 1.17​
Observations:
Mariota and Rodgers are the only ones who's TO % was actually lower than their INT %, great protectors of the ball.
Alex Smith was behind Tyrod in terms of INT %, but when looking at overall turnovers, Smith easily nabs the top spot, the best protector of the ball in this year.
If you thought Glennon's 5th worst INT % was bad, he is much worse when looking at his total turnover %. He essentially turns it over every 15 times he touches the ball. That's, on average, turning the ball over every 4 drives.
Winston goes from 16th in INTs to 3rd in turnovers (20th in INT% to 5th in TO%), despite playing only 13 games. Wilson also went from 17th in INTs to 5th in turnovers, but that was partially because he had the ball so much, was only 18th in TO% (below average, but not atrocious).
Gen Yards and Gen Y/A
Another simple one, basically just looking at the total yardage that QBs were able to acquire on their legs and with their arm (minus their sack yardage since a lot of negative runs count as sacks). This is where it starts to get really interesting to me, because especially when looking at Gen Y/A, QBs that might get praised for their rushing contributions when looking at their volume, might actually come out worse in the long run because traditional QBs who'll try to find a pass instead of running can end up averaging more yards per touch than those that rack up short runs.
Player Yds Y/A Gen Yds Gen Y/A
Jimmy Garoppolo 1560 8.76 1514 7.532
Philip Rivers 4515 7.85 4393 7.190
Deshaun Watson 1699 8.33 1852 7.151
Drew Brees 4334 8.09 4201 7.132
Alex Smith 4042 8 4190 6.983
Matt Ryan 4095 7.74 4082 6.978
Jared Goff 3804 7.97 3683 6.949
Tom Brady 4577 7.88 4404 6.871
Ben Roethlisberger 4251 7.58 4159 6.818
Jameis Winston 3504 7.93 3432 6.756
Matthew Stafford 4446 7.87 4257 6.641
Case Keenum 3547 7.37 3571 6.576
Carson Wentz 3296 7.49 3433 6.453
Blake Bortles 3687 7.05 3886 6.434
Marcus Mariota 3232 7.13 3371 6.243
Kirk Cousins 4093 7.58 3930 6.238
Derek Carr 3496 6.79 3461 6.203
Russell Wilson 3983 7.2 4247 6.146
Carson Palmer 1978 7.41 1840 6.073
Dak Prescott 3324 6.78 3496 6.038
Josh McCown 2926 7.37 2786 5.890
Aaron Rodgers 1675 7.04 1633 5.750
Cam Newton 3302 6.71 3814 5.727
Mitch Trubisky 2193 6.65 2245 5.585
Brock Osweiler 1088 6.33 1088 5.551
Andy Dalton 3320 6.69 3164 5.522
Jay Cutler 2666 6.21 2544 5.436
Tyrod Taylor 2799 6.66 2970 5.400
Eli Manning 3468 6.07 3305 5.383
Trevor Siemian 2285 6.55 2192 5.308
C.J. Beathard 1430 6.38 1425 5.297
Jacoby Brissett 3098 6.61 3053 5.228
DeShone Kizer 2894 6.08 3087 5.223
Tom Savage 1412 6.33 1255 5.060
Brett Hundley 1836 5.81 1909 5.010
Brian Hoyer 1287 6.1 1179 4.996
Mike Glennon 833 5.95 759 4.993
Joe Flacco 3141 5.72 2990 4.975
Drew Stanton 894 5.62 861 4.920
Blaine Gabbert 1086 6.35 1019 4.696​
Holy fuck Jimmy G.
There are very legitimate reasons to why Cam is seen as a mediocre QB, specifically when speaking of his efficiency. But you might think his volume is bad too when seeing his passing yardage ranked 18th in the league, even though he played all 16 games (ranked an astoundingly bad 28th in passing yards/game out of 40 qualifying QBs). But being ranked 11th in total yardage (and 20th per game) starts looking a good amount better on his end.
Wilson is another riser going from 9th to 4th in total yards.
But let's look and see how the biggest rushers in total yards do in terms of helping their gen yards/touch. Cam goes from 23rd to ... 23rd. Wilson goes from 17th to 18th, actually looking worse compared to other QBs when looking at gen yards/touch. Tyrod goes from 25th to 28th. Kizer is our first riser from 35th to 33rd, and that's mostly because he was just so bad as a QB. The conclusion here is that although the best rushing QBs can put up some great yardage, they're not yielding any more yards per touch than their traditional counterparts. They're just getting yardage in a different way. Even looking at the best QBs in Y/A, Wilson and Watson both dropped at least 1 spot, Prescott rose just 1 spot from 22nd to 21st, and Hundley rose from 38th to 35th, again partially because he was just so bad.
Comprehensive Stats
So we've now looked at the 4 major areas of passing stats (completions, TDs, INTs, yards) and transformed those stats into more general, all-inclusive variants. What happens though if we take our standard comprehensive passing stats like passer rating and ANY/A, and then instead adapt them to work with these new, more comprehensive passing stats?
Player Rate ANY/A Gen ANY/A Gen Passer Rating
Alex Smith 104.7 7.65 7.36 103.40
Drew Brees 103.9 7.71 6.99 100.92
Jimmy Garoppolo 96.2 7.62 6.99 96.96
Deshaun Watson 103 7.19 6.86 103.62
Tom Brady 102.8 7.56 6.82 98.90
Philip Rivers 96 7.6 6.78 94.16
Jared Goff 100.5 7.72 6.77 95.28
Case Keenum 98.3 7.03 6.76 99.82
Ben Roethlisberger 93.4 6.95 6.48 92.70
Matt Ryan 91.4 6.87 6.43 92.26
Carson Wentz 101.9 7.43 6.34 96.14
Matthew Stafford 99.3 7.01 6.07 89.76
Aaron Rodgers 97.2 5.99 5.77 94.51
Dak Prescott 86.6 5.74 5.68 92.46
Russell Wilson 95.4 6.45 5.59 90.08
Blake Bortles 84.7 6.21 5.56 85.53
Marcus Mariota 79.3 5.51 5.49 86.26
Tyrod Taylor 89.2 5.67 5.40 87.80
Kirk Cousins 93.9 6.38 5.37 86.28
Carson Palmer 84.4 5.86 5.33 81.27
Derek Carr 86.4 6.07 5.30 84.13
Jameis Winston 92.2 6.7 5.24 82.82
Andy Dalton 86.6 5.65 5.14 82.73
Josh McCown 94.5 6 4.96 83.86
Cam Newton 80.7 5.28 4.88 82.99
Jacoby Brissett 81.7 5.26 4.65 79.07
Brock Osweiler 72.5 4.94 4.56 76.00
Jay Cutler 80.8 5.04 4.32 80.14
C.J. Beathard 69.2 4.52 4.31 73.20
Eli Manning 80.4 5.11 4.28 77.29
Joe Flacco 80.4 4.71 4.18 78.43
Mitch Trubisky 77.5 5.05 4.13 71.01
Brian Hoyer 74.5 4.74 4.08 71.58
Trevor Siemian 73.3 4.38 3.87 71.36
Brett Hundley 70.6 3.71 3.70 72.49
Drew Stanton 66.4 4.51 3.55 63.83
DeShone Kizer 60.5 3.69 3.40 65.41
Tom Savage 71.4 4.44 2.92 58.61
Mike Glennon 76.9 4.12 2.56 64.84
Blaine Gabbert 71.9 4.06 2.55 57.86​
Observations:
Alex Smith. Once you add in the value of his rushing, not only is his efficiency clearly better than any other QB in the league, with a much higher general ANY/A than any other QB, and essentially tied for 1st in general passer rating. The most efficient QB this season for sure, and imo, should at least be in the argument more than he is for best QB this season, even if he wasn't it overall.
The big drops in passer rating to general passer rating: Matthew Stafford (7th -> 15th), Jameis Winston (16th -> 23rd)
The big risers in passer rating to general passer rating: Marcus Mariota (29th -> 18th), Dak Prescott (19th -> 12th), CJ Beathard (38th -> 31st), Case Keenum (8th -> 4th)
The big drops in ANY/A to gen ANY/A: Jameis Winston (13th -> 22nd), Carson Wentz (7th -> 11th), Jared Goff (1st -> 7th)
The big risers in ANY/A to gen ANY/A: Marcus Mariota (24th -> 17th), Dak Prescott (21st -> 14th), Aaron Rodgers (19th -> 13th)
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2018.05.24 03:22 alex9834 POLL: The Most Rigged Playoff Game/Series

Ah yes, rigged playoff series and games. We've all heard about them in sports conspiracies all over the web. In this century there have been rigged playoff games and series aplenty.
As usual, for this list's picks, I'm going to put down what I think are the most rigged playoff games or series. If one game or series that you think is also rigged isn't on here, just leave it in the comments below, and I'll refer to them as "write-in" candidates.
Anyway, here are the contestants:
1999-00 AFC Wild Card - Bills vs. Titans
You know you have one helluva list when the Music City Miracle barely makes it. As you all know, Titans tight end John Wycheck threw a "forward pass" to Sam Dyson, who ran all the way to the end zone in the final seconds to give the Titans the victory. Bills fans, to THIS DAY, still claim that the touchdown should have been overturned because it was a forward pass.
2002 NBA Western Conference Finals - Lakers vs. Kings
In one of the most controversial playoff series in NBA history, the two-time defending champion Lakers defeated the Kings in 7 games to advance to their third straight NBA Finals appearance and win their 14th championship in a sweep over the Nets. In Game 6, the Lakers shot 27 free throws compared to Sacramento's 9. Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy even admitted that this series was rigged in favor of Los Angeles. Also, here's an interesting quote from this Bleacher Report article:
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1173800-10-worst-officiated-games-in-nba-history-could-the-nba-really-be-rigged#slide10
"And honestly? All of the pieces fit. The Lakers had Kobe and Shaq. They were the big-market team with the superstars. Game 7 was incredibly lucrative, and an NBA Finals between two small-market teams like Sacramento and New Jersey would have been a fiscal disaster."
1988 NBA Finals - Pistons vs. Lakers
In what is probably the earliest example of a rigged playoff series in the NBA, the defending champion Lakers knocked off the Pistons in 7 games to claim their 11th title. This was partly due to the infamous "Phantom Foul" that was called on Bill Laimbeer as he attempted to block a skyhook shot from Kareem. He was fouled despite the fact that Laimbeer did not even touch Kareem.
Also, NBA YouTuber Andy Hoops put out an interesting video regarding how Game 7 was rigged: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk9qGUSGrIU
I also heard a story from my dad regarding the "Phantom Foul", and he told me that the ref who called that foul did it because he wanted the Lakers to win.
At least the Pistons got their revenge in 1989 and 2004.
2014-15 NFC Wild Card - Lions vs. Cowboys
The Lions haven't won a playoff game since the 1991 season. And that drought would have ended in 2015. If not for some shady officiating near the end of the games. Leading by 3 with 8 minutes left in the game, QB Matthew Stafford threw an incomplete pass to Brandon Pettigrew, who was being denied by Anthony Hitchens of the Cowboys. It was obviously pass interference, however, the refs picked up the flag, the Lions had to punt, and Dallas won the game. The NFL REALLY wanted that "Ice Bowl II" matchup between the Cowboys and Packers, eh? At least the Cowboys got screwed over in return against the Packers. Karma's a bitch, ain't it?
2009 Stanley Cup Finals - Red Wings vs. Penguins
Tree is probably going to come kick down my door and lecture me for posting this up here, but there is some evidence suggesting that this series was rigged in favor of the Penguins. That evidence came from sports conspiracy writer Brian Tuohy, the author of the book, "The Fix Is In." Tuohy notes the fight that Malkin got into with Zetterberg with under 5 minutes left in Game 2, and Malkin was facing a suspension for Game 3, due to the Instigator Rule. However, he was not suspended, and the Penguins were able to tie the series instead of potentially falling behind 3-0 in the series.
Tuohy also notes that at this time, the NHL was desperately trying to keep their TV deal with NBC. From the book:
"The Red Wings won the first two games 3-1 in Detroit. Interestingly, NBC determined when both games were to be played. Due to scheduling issues, the start of the NBA Finals, and with hopes of increasing its audience, NBC forced the NHL to hold Games One and Two on successive days - Saturday and Sunday - something that the NHL would not normally do. To placate its primary TV partner, the NHL kowtowed to NBC's demands."
When the series was tied, both the NHL and NBC agreed to an extension. After the Red Wings won Game 5, 5-0, in Detroit, Tuohy leaves this interesting note in an article he wrote about the series. This is regarding Game 6:
https://bleacherreport.com/articles/196236-did-the-nhl-manufacture-a-game-seven
"Now if both the NHL and NBC stood to gain equally in seeing ratings rise by the Stanley Cup Finals reaching a frenzied Game Seven, could such an outcome be prearranged by these partners? Could the NHL/NBC conglomerate "ask" the Red Wings to intentionally drop Game Six to force a Game Seven?"
"Of course, you skeptics out there would say this is impossible. You believe that no such thing could be arranged. Just watch the end of Game Six, you yell, and see how often the Red Wings were on the verge of scoring and anyone could see that they wanted to win. But I did watch the game. I saw the Red Wings get off just three shots in the first period, and follow that up with only nine more in the second session. I saw a team ready to hoist the Cup play like nothing was on the line."
http://www.thefixisin.net/cup2009.html
And then Game 7 came. " The NHL's collective smile is as big as NBC's", Tuohy states. "Pittsburgh and the NHL's newest "it" player Sidney Crosby ultimately won the Stanley Cup, but most importantly for all NHL owners Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Playoffs was the most watched NHL game in the past 36 years. It averaged over 8 million viewers and held a 4.3 rating, the highest since Game Seven between New Jersey and Anaheim in 2003."
So, Tuohy is stating that the NHL and NBC basically forced the Red Wings to throw the series for the sake of profit. And since then, no Detroit sports team has won a major league championship.
2006 NBA Finals - Heat vs. Mavs
In what is considered to be the most controversial NBA Finals matchup ever, the Heat became the 3rd team to rally from an 0-2 series deficit to win their first NBA title over the Mavericks. However, there has been evidence suggesting that this series was rigged in Miami's favor.
Dwayne Wade shot a grand total of 97 free throws in six games, a Finals record, and in Game 5, he shot 25 of them, the same amount that the Mavs shot. And keep in mind that thanks to those free throws, Games 3, 5 and 6 were all decided by three points or less.
This is another series that Tim Donaghy says was rigged.
You can read more about the series here: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1173800-10-worst-officiated-games-in-nba-history-could-the-nba-really-be-rigged#slide3
So, those are the 6 contestants listed here. If you know of another series that was potentially rigged, leave it in the comments below, and I'll count it as a write-in candidate.
Fire away, boys.
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2018.02.19 17:03 monopolyman16 32 Teams/32 Days: Day 9: The Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta Falcons

Division: NFC South

Record: 10-6 overall, 4-2 Division, 3rd in NFC South

 

Statistics

Team Statistics Offense Rank Defense Rank
Points/Game 22.1 15 19.7 8
Yards/Game 364.8 8 318.4 9
Rush Yards/Game 115.4 13 104.1 9
Pass Yards/Game 249.8 8 214.3 12
Yards/Drive 36.9 2 31.0 20
Giveaways/Turnovers 18 T-9 16 T-28
Red Zone TD % 50% 23 45.8 5
 

Free Agents

The Atlanta Falcons has several players in the Free Agency that will have their contracts expiring this year. Many of these are big contributors, including the Kicker Matt Bryant, Free safety Ricardo Allen, Defensive End Adrian Clayborn, and Offensive Guard Ben Garland. Most of the contracts are expected to be re-signed, as there a lot of cap space available ($17 million), but will depend on which players are signed on through the draft.
 
Matt Bryant (K) - One of the best and most reliable players on the roster right now, Bryant had a great season this year. The offensive line didn’t always click properly this year, being unable to execute and get a touchdown at important moments, but Bryant was able to take almost every field goal, regardless of length. He is 42, but still nailed a season long 57-yarder against the Buccaneers, and got 8 out of 9 on all 50-plus field goals. His contract is expiring, so the Falcons need to sign him, and keep him on as kicker.
 
Adrian Clayborn (DE) - Clayborn had a fantastic season, recording a career-high 9.5 sacks, with 6 sacks against the Cowboys in a single game. He is a solid run defender, and with his size and strength, really reinforces the defensive line. The Falcons should try to retain him, as his contract is expiring, and he fits in really well with the our current defensive strategy.
 
Dontari Poe (DT) - UFA Dontari Poe signed with the Falcons in 2016 to partner with Grady Jarrett in the defensive tackle position. Poe had a solid season, with 2.5 sacks and 39 tackles. He is very atheletic, and blocked several passes in the RedZone. Poe is great, but he is not an elite player against the run. There are several extensions pending for more important players right now, including Jarrett, so they might not be able to commit to a contract with Poe, and instead get a player from the draft to fill the position instead.
 
Taylor Gabriel (WR) - Signed in 2016, and placed on second-round tender in 2017, Taylor Gabriel is a great #3 receiver for the Falcons, but his performance dropped this season a lot. He had 6 Touchdowns with 578 yards in 2016, which fell to 1 Touchdown and 378 yards this year. Part of it may be blamed on the new OC Steve Sarkesian who didn’t utilize Gabriel as effectively as Kyle Shanahan did. Falcons may try to renew him as they’ll need him to build a better offensive strategy next season, but it wouldn’t be a surprise if he leaves.
 
Ahtyba Rubin (DT) - Signed during Week 7 of the season, Rubin was important for strengthening the Falcons’ run defense. The defense faced some problems at the start of the season, but it improved significantly after signing him. He is a heavy guy weighing 310 pounds, and while we had Grady Jarrett and Dontari Poe for pass rush defense, Rubin helped stop the run in the middle. Falcons should try to re-sign him and have him play a similar role next season.
 
Kemal Ishmael (LB) - One of the best tacklers on the roster, Ishmael adds value to the defensive side and the special teams. He started playing as Linebacker this year (from Safety), and his aggressiveness and hard-hitting plays have kept him around since being drafted in 2013. His extension is up this year as well, but he should return.
 
Ricardo Allen (FS) - RFA free safety Ricardo Allen has been very reliable for the defense, and is basically the Quarterback of the secondary. He makes sure that all players are lined up for plays on his side and consistently gets tackles against the offense. He has been a solid player since transitioning to free safety. It was reported that the Falcons are going to extend a long term contract with him, as they should.
 
The biggest question mark here is Dontari Poe. If he is not re-signed, the Falcons would need to sign on another player to take over his role to play alongside Grady Jarrett. The defensive line is doing really well right now, but having another player in rotation will still be good.
 

Falcons 2017 Draft

The Falcons got the 26th pick in the first round for the 2017 draft. One of the goals for the draft was to get an edge rusher, which they got in the first round pick Takk McKinley. They hired other defensive players in the Linebacker Duke Riley and Damontae Kazee. Here is a look at the players signed and contracts given out:
Round Player Position Contract
1 Takkarist McKinley Defensive End 4-year, $10.21 Million
3 Duke Riley LInebacker 4-year, $3.51 Million
4 Sean Harlow Guard 4-year, $2.95 Million
5 Damontae Kazee Cornerback 4-year, $2.68 Million
5 Eric Saubert TightEnd 4-year, $2.62 Million
The biggest rookie contributors were Takk McKinley, Duke Riley, and Damontae Kazee. Brian Hill (RB) was also selected in the draft into the practice squad, but was later signed away to the Bengals.
 
Takk McKinley (DE) - Easily the best player drafted this year, Takk recorded six sacks, 10 quarterback hits, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, 20 combined tackles and seven tackles for loss in 381 defensive snaps played. He is one of the most talented pass rushers on the team right now, and has great potential heading into next season.
 
Duke Riley (LB) - Riley was selected in the third round of the draft last year. He is athletic, and shows that he has the ability to play like Deion Jones, but still needs to work on his tackles. He was mostly on a reserve role this season and recorded 30 tackles, but has room to grow into a starting role next season.
 
Damontae Kazee (CB) - Kazee was a core special teams player this season, and was able to get 163 snaps on defense. During the NFC Wildcard round, Kazee got a forced fumble against the All-pro returner Pharoh Cooper. He is an aggressive player but still has potential to grow into the role.

Season Preview

Expectations were obviously sky high coming into this season in Atlanta. Following the worst Super Bowl loss in history, the Falcons were seeking revenge. With 2016’s record breaking offense returning nearly every starter, and a young defense on the rise there was no reason to believe it couldn’t be done. But even with the returning NFL MVP, there’s no sure things in the National Football League. An extremely competitive NFC South would make a playoff berth a challenge in itself. Combine that with a tough out of division schedule featuring the Vikings, Seahawks, and Patriots, and returning to the Super Bowl was going to be difficult. Despite the difficult schedule the Falcons remained confident entering the season and insisted the Super Bowl loss was in the rearview mirror. Atlanta knew that after last season’s end, no result other than a Super Bowl win would make things right.
 

Season Recap

Game 1 ATL @ CHI – W (23-17)

On a hot September afternoon in Chicago the Falcons offense struggled to get rolling only mustering 3 points in the first quarter against a Chicago defense that gave up hardly anything on the ground.
 
After a Devonta Freeman TD, and a few well-orchestrated drives led by impressive rookie Tarik Cohen and Mike “the Giraffe” Glennon, the score was knotted at 10 going into half, leaving Atlanta fans sweating out the remaining alcohol from the UGA game the night before. Where was the explosive 2016 offense? Surely we are capable of more? Hey, the defense looks ok doesn’t it?
 
One of those questions was answered in the fourth quarter when TE Austin Hooper caught a wide open pass from Matt Ryan and proceeded to stiff-arm S Quintin Demps into an alternate dimension (insert gif) for an 88 yard touchdown.
 
With the Falcons up 7, the Giraffe took over again and connected with Cohen for a 19yd TD to trail the Falcons 17-20. Matty Ice then took over and found Hooper for another huge gain of 40yds on 3rd and 10. The drive stalled on the Chicago 19, but that was enough for the other Matty Ice to bring the Atlanta lead to 6.
 
On Chicago's final drive Atlanta did something it hadn’t successfully done in a long time, win a game on a defensive stand (albeit combined with some Bears mishaps). Brooks Reed sealed the game with a sack on 4th down to seal a victory.

Falcons Record: 1-0

 

Game 2 GB @ ATL – W (34-23)

This is a game a lot of people had circled on the calendar coming into this season. An NFC championship rematch with a healthier Green Bay and an Atlanta team trying to answer a lot of questions. The first game in the new Mercedes Benz Stadium. This would test Atlanta’s mettle to see if we are a team that could really compete this season.
 
The Falcons racked up 364 total yards with 141 of those coming from a powerful rushing attack (Freeman: 84, Coleman 42). By just looking at the stats, you may have thought this was a closer game than it was. The packers put up 367 yards, had 5 more first downs (19 vs. 24) and won the time of possession (31:23 vs. 28:37). But even with a solid statistical performance by the Packers, the Atlanta defense did not make things easy, sacking Rodgers 3 times and tallying 7 QB hits. One of those sacks led to a Desmond Trufant fumble recovery for a touchdown after a bone crushing hit (gif) delivered by Vick Beasley. This padded Trufant’s stats even further after his second quarter interception led to an eventual touchdown right before halftime. Run defense stepped up in a big way for Atlanta allowing only 59 yards on the ground.
 
The Falcons team that no one wanted to play showed up in prime time, and Atlanta was off to a 2-0 start ready to face their third NFC North team in a row.

Falcons Record: 2-0

 

Game 3 ATL @ DET - W (30-26)

Confidence in this team was sky high rolling up to the motor city. We had just taken it to a solid Packers team, and fought for a scrappy win in week 2. This one should be easy right? Not so much.
 
After racing out to a 17-3 lead off of some well executed drives (TD by Sanu, TD by Freeman), it started seeming like this could be a blowout. Detroit CB Glover Quinn had something else in mind when he jumped a route on a pass intended for Julio and returned it for a touchdown. ATL 17 DET 13.
 
The Falcons offense began to struggle finishing drives (this won’t be a long term issue though, right?) and settled for field goals on the next two drives. Detroit then put up their first offensive touchdown, making it 23-20. After a tipped interception thrown by Matt, the Lions put up another 3 making it 23-23. On the ensuing drive the Falcons were able to find a crease for “Turbo" Taylor Gabriel that sprung him for a 40yd touchdown, 30-23.
 
One more Detroit field goal later, the Falcons sat on the outside of the red-zone ready to potentially put the game away, when a tipped pass led to a third (!!) Falcons interception. Here’s where things got interesting. Following 2 exchanged 3 and outs the Lions get the ball back with :51 left.
 
Stafford moved the ball to the one yard line with the help of two bone-headed penalties committed by the falcons secondary. With a little under :20 left, Detroit failed to score on first and second down. On third down Golden Tate caught a pass and dove for the end zone. Call on the field was a touchdown, but the refs needed another look. Upon further review, Tate was just short of the goal line. Detroit then had :08 and one down left, or at least that’s what any NFL fan that wasn’t a rule junkie thought. With no timeouts left Detroit was charged a 10-second runoff after the review, thus ending the game. Wow.

Falcons Record: 3-0

 

Game 4 BUF @ ATL - L (23-17)

A 3-0 start would leave a lot of fanbases brimming with confidence, but with multiple injuries on both sides of the ball and a stingy Bills defense coming to town Atlanta knew they were in for a dog fight. On top of that the Falcons have historically had trouble against mobile quarterbacks, thus adding to the challenge ahead.
 
The game quickly became a battle for field position as each team exchanged a pair of punts throughout a scoreless first quarter. The Falcons struck first with a Matt Bryant field goal, however the lead was quickly erased after a 34 yard Tyrod Taylor scramble and a 44 yard Charles Clay reception set the Bills up for a Jordan Matthews touchdown reception. 7-3 Bills. Before half the Falcons were able to put together a touchdown drive with a few solid runs by the two headed RB monster (Freeman and Coleman), 10-7 Atlanta at half.
 
During Atlanta’s first possession of the second half, Matt Ryan dropped back for a pass and fired what looked to be like an incomplete pass. Tre’Davious White made a heads up play, scooped the ball up and returned it for a TD. Upon further review the TD call stood much to Atlanta’s surprised, and the game was back in Buffalo’s hands at 14-10. The miscues continued to pile up for the Falcons when on the next drive Matt Ryan through an ill-advised deep bomb to Taylor Gabriel, possibly the worst jump ball target on Atlanta’s roster, that was intercepted. This led to another Bills field goal putting Buffalo up 17-10.
 
The Falcons executed a solid drive leading to a touchdown tying the game at 17. After holding the Bills to a field goal, Andre Roberts set the Falcons up with great field position after a kick return to the Bills 45. Following some critical mistakes the Falcons put themselves in a 3 and 17. Matt fired a pass to Nick Williams that was tipped and you guessed it, intercepted (3 tipped pass interceptions on the season now). The Bills capitalized with a field goal, and prevented the Falcons from a last minute comeback to hand the Falcons their first loss 23-17.

Falcons Record: 3-1

 

Game 5 MIA @ ATL - L (17-20)

After the bye week and a humbling loss behind them, the Falcons were heavy favorites to come out and get back on track against what appeared to be a non-threatening Dolphins team.
 
In classic Atlanta fashion, they raced out to a big lead, leaving Miami scratching their heads going into half down 17-0. They also left Miami thinking, “who the hell is Marvin Hall?!”
 
Miami responded accordingly, coming out of half with a 75 yard 15 play drive taking up over half of the third quarter (8:43). The Falcons fired back with a quick three and out, and then continued their slide by allowing another Miami touchdown. Now Atlanta was scratching their heads clinging on to a 17-14 lead.
 
The Miami defense continued shutting down Atlanta’s sputtering offense and tacked on a field goal to tie the game at 17. Following ANOTHER three and out by Atlanta, Miami made it look easy against a now tired Falcons defense with a 10 play 46 yard drive resulting in a field goal to give them a 20-17 lead in the fourth quarter.
 
Matty Ice came back strong and drove down to Miami’s 20 yard line, looking like at least an overtime bout, with a possibility of a game winning touchdown. With :40 left Matt tried to thread the needle to Austin Hooper, leading to his fourth tipped interception of the season, and ending the game.

Falcons Record: 3-2

 

Game 6 ATL @ NE - L (23-7)

Well here it is. The rematch everyone was waiting for. The game every Falcons fan had circled on the calendar. The Falcons headed up into Foxborough with quite a few questions needing to be answered. Would Julio get more red zone targets? Could we right the ship offensively? Could we get a win against the AFC East?
 
Three exchanged punts later it was clear this game would not follow the same path as the Super Bowl. New England’s first big play came in the form of blocking a Falcons field goal, and immediately building off of this momentum the Patriots capitalized and punched in a touchdown using an all too familiar foe, former Saint Brandin Cooks.
 
The Falcons followed up with a three and out, and allowing a Patriots field goal. What happened next will force me into a lack of objectivity. I love Dan Quinn, but, down 10 with 1:55 left in the half in Foxoborough he chose to go for it on 4th and 6 instead of punting to flip the field and force at most a field goal in all likelihood. A dumb call. The Falcons shockingly failed to convert, leading to a Patriots touchdown before half and putting Atlanta into a 17-0 hole at half.
 
The Foxborough fog continued to settle in, and with it so did the Patriots. The Falcons consistently looked uncomfortable and out of whack. The Defense held up well enough, but constantly being on the field wore them out. The game was sealed when, on fourth and goal from the 1 yard line, Steve Sarkisian called a jet sweep to Taylor Gabriel that was easily stuffed by an intelligent Patriots defense. The Falcons' revenge would have to wait.

Falcons Record: 3-3

 

Game 7 ATL @ NYJ - W (25-20)

On an extremely rainy Sunday in New York, the Falcons were in desperate need of a win vs. the scrappy New York Jets, and to avoid an AFC East sweeping.
 
Things didn’t start well with Atlanta allowing an 8 play touchdown drive followed by a Falcons fumble, but they were able to regain momentum and score a touchdown after a missed FG by the Jets. As the rain picked up the game continued to remain sloppy.
 
The Falcons run defense came to play this Sunday as they clamped down on Bilal Powell and Matt Forte throughout the game (43 yards on 22 carries). Austin Hooper continued to show how he can simultaneously frustrate defenses and Falcons fans as he dropped an easy TD, but made up for it with a TD of his own.
 
With Matt Ryan claiming that these were the toughest conditions he ever played in (4 fumbled snap exchanges), the Falcons were happy to walk out of New York with a win any way they could get it. Atlanta managed to avoid the AFC East sweep and kept themselves from dropping below .500.

Falcons Record: 4-3

 

Game 8 ATL @ CAR - L (20-17)

Atlanta emerged from their AFC East gauntlet with their fair share of bumps and bruises and a 4-3 record. Carolina came in with a 5-3 record with an impressive win over the Patriots and a confusingly bad loss to the Bears. Remember the run defense we saw last week? They decided not to show up, allowing 201 total rushing yards which included 86 to Cam on the ground.
 
The Falcons raced out to an early lead (seeing a theme yet?) going up 10-0 before allowing 20 unanswered points. This turned out to be a coming out party for Christian McCaffrey as the rookie cashed in a touchdown and 94 total yards.
 
The Falcons didn’t seem to have an answer for the underneath routes combined with Cam’s mobility. Matt threw his seventh interception of the season on a pass intended for Austin Hooper, which reached his 2016 total. Dropped passes continued to plague the Falcons as Julio dropped a sure touchdown that would have been enough to push the Falcons to a win.

Falcons Record 4-4

 

Game 9 DAL @ ATL W (27-7)

A 4-4 record left a lot of fans unsure of who this Falcons team really was. Would they be the steamrolling Falcons from week 2 against GB or the anemic offense seen against the Patriots? Fortunately there was one man who had an answer in week 10.
 
Adrian Clayborn began the game well enough with a deflected pass and a sack on Dallas’ first drive. The Atlanta offense didn’t help out much on the next drive when Matt Ryan turned the ball over for his eighth interception on the season. This led to a Cowboys touchdown putting the Falcons in a 7-0 hole early. Clayborn responded on the next Dallas drive notching himself sack number two on the night, forcing a Dallas punt. Following a Tevin Coleman touchdown run, Clayborn got to know Dak Prescott even better, grabbing sack number three and forcing a fumble that the Falcons recovered in the process to end the half. 10-7 Atlanta.
 
The Falcons came out firing in the second half finishing an 11 play 75 yard drive capped off with a Justin Hardy TD. Mistakes continued to pile up for Dallas as Nugent missed a field goal on Dallas’ ensuing drive, but this wasn’t without Clayborn giving Dak another friendly reminder of what the Falcons turf tastes like, tallying sack number four during the day (!). Hooper hauled in a TD to begin the fourth quarter after another methodical Falcons drive. Clayborn, now entering super saiyan mode, wrapped up Dak for sack number five on the Cowboys next drive. After one more Falcons field goal, Clayborn put an exclamation mark on the afternoon by accumulating (running out of verbs here) his sixth sack plus a forced fumble to completely put the game on ice. Falcons with a dominant win.

Falcons Record 5-4

 

Game 10 ATL @ SEA - W (34-31)

A Monday Night Football matchup against a formidable yet injured Seahawks squad was going to begin shaping the playoff picture for the Falcons. With the twelfth man was out in force, this was going to be a battle and each side knew it.
 
Will you look at that? Falcons out to a 14-0 lead with touchdowns from Tevin Coleman and a spectacular catch made by Mohamed Sanu following a Truant interception. If you’ve been reading the game by game write-ups you know not to trust a dominant start from the Falcons. Even after responding to a Seahawks touchdown with an Adrian Clayborn strip sack recovered for a touchdown, the Falcons clearly wanted to provide entertainment for the primetime audience.
 
Squandering a 21-7 lead the Falcons let Seattle back in the game with a Seattle field goal shortly followed by a muffed kickoff by Falcons returner Andre Roberts leading to a Seattle touchdown. After a Falcons field goal putting the score at 24-17, the Seahawks lined up for a responding field goal right before half to bring the game to 20-24. Pete Carroll decided to attempt a fake field goal which Falcons DT Grady Jarrett sniffed out beautifully and stopped forcing a turnover on downs. One of the brightest special teams moments for the Falcons all season.
 
Throughout the second half each team continued to gash the other’s defense. The Seahawks clearly missed safety Kam Chancellor, and the Falcons continued to struggle with Russell Wilson’s mobility.
 
The game ultimately was decided by special teams when, down by 3 with :07 left, Seattle attempted a final field goal but fell just yards short, giving Atlanta its sixth win.

Falcons Record: 6-4

 

Game 11 TB @ ATL - W (34-20)

It’s difficult to believe this was Atlanta’s second divisional game all season. At 6-4 the highly competitive NFC playoff picture was taking shape, and the stakes raised higher with each week. As with the Dallas game, a star in Atlanta shined on this Sunday in Mercedes Benz Stadium.
 
Quintorris Lopez Jones (aka Julio) stole the show. With only one touchdown to his name all season coming essentially in garbage time against the Patriots, the man was due for a big game. Former Falcons head coach Mike Smith clearly failed to make adjustments allowing Julio 12 catches for 253 yards and two touchdowns. It should be noted that one of these touchdowns was a pass from Mohamed Sanu out of the wildcat formation (or wild “bean” for Falcons fans).
 
Truthfully there wasn’t much more of a different storyline to comment on aside from Julio’s. Tevin Coleman also had two touchdowns, but his “pedestrian” 97 rushing yards was not enough to steal the headlines from #11. Ryan Fitzpatrick, subbing in for an injured Jamies Winston, did all that he could but it wasn’t enough to keep up with the Falcons’ staggering 516 yards of total offense.
 
It finally seemed that the Falcons were ready to start taking control of their season, just in time for a tough as nails Vikings team coming to town the next week.

Falcons Record: 7-4

 

Game 12 MIN @ ATL - L (14-9)

A battle of NFC heavyweights was ready to go down in Atlanta. The Vikings were seeking their eighth straight win and the Falcons were looking to continue their recent success.
 
Much like the Buffalo game, it became clear early that this would be a defensive struggle. Through the first half the Falcons trailed behind a Case Keenum led Vikings 7-6. Red Zone struggles became prominent during this game when the Falcons couldn’t finish cap off a 15 play drive with a touchdown, and settled for a field goal.
 
The second half began with another stalled Falcons drive leading to a field goal instead of touchdown, giving Atlanta a brief lead. After the two teams exchanged punts, Minnesota gave the Falcons a heavy dose of Letavius Murray on a 15 play drive capped off by a Kyle Rudolph touchdown early in the fourth quarter to put the Vikings up 14-9. This would be the last score of the game as the Falcons continued to struggle against a stout defensive effort by the Vikings, and a lockdown performance specifically by Xavier Rhodes against Julio Jones.
 
Rushing defense continued to plague Atlanta until the end of the game when they allowed a final first down that iced the game for the Vikings, handing the Falcons their fifth loss of the season.

Falcons Record: 7-5

 

Game 13 NO @ ATL - W (20-17)

At 7-5, the Falcons faced a critical game against hated divisional rival New Orleans. The red hot saints looked to continue to strengthen their foothold over the highly competitive NFC South through a healthy dose of running back duo Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram.
 
After a pair of exchanged field goals and three back to back punts, each team made it clear that a win was not going to come easily. New Orleans face a disadvantage early after Kamara exited the game on the Saints’ first possession. The Falcons found the end zone first capping off a 90 yard 15 play drive with a 1 yard Devonta Freeman rush. New Orleans responded with an explosive 5 play 66 yard drive resulting in a TommyLee Lewis touchdown to tie the game at 10 apiece going into half.
 
Starting the second half Matt Ryan threw his ninth interception on a pass intended for Austin Hooper that was tipped up for Chris Banjo to grab. The Saints quickly capitalized to put the score at 17-10.
 
The Falcons defense began to really clamp down on Brees and the New Orleans offense as the Saints clearly began to suffer from injuries across the board on the offensive side of the ball. The Saints defense finally gave up another touchdown after a 7:06 minute drive was finished off by a Sanu touchdown to tie the game at 17. Following a Matt Bryant field goal the Saints drove down to the Falcons 11, poised to crush the Falcons’ playoff hopes with 1:28 left in the game. New Orleans local Deion Jones had something else in mind and intercepted Drew Brees’ pass intended for tight end Josh Hill to effectively seal the game in Atlanta’s favor.

Falcons Record: 8-5

 

Game 14 ATL @ TB - W (24-21)

The Falcons travelled down to Tampa Bay for round two with an 8-5 record looking to build momentum after a tight win against a talented New Orleans team. With a healthy Jameis, and Julio’s dominance still fresh in their minds, the Bucs looked to fight hard to salvage a disappointing season.
 
This became clear after the Falcons and Bucs exchanged touchdowns on each of their second drives, tying the game at 7-7. It became clear early on that the Bucs weren’t going to let Julio dominate them again, but this left an opening for a different Falcons player to take over this game.
 
Devonta Freeman finished the game with 126 total yards and a touchdown, and the Falcons finished with 201 total rushing yards. Despite a relatively dominant offensive performance on the ground, the passing attack didn’t gain much traction by typical Atlanta standards and only mustered 209 yards against a banged up Tampa Bay team.
 
Despite what may have looked like a dominant performance on paper, the Falcons barely escaped this game when Bucs kicker Patrick Murray missed a 54 yard field goal as time expired to give the Falcons their ninth win on the season.

Falcons Record: 9-5

 

Game 15 ATL @ NO - L (13-23)

After beating the Saints in week 14, the Falcons surprisingly controlled their own destiny to win the division heading into this game. The problem was that New Orleans was now healthy from their previous injuries, and pissed off.
 
Momentum and turnovers seemed to define this game. As neither team could get either until late in the first half. After a lot of punts and a pair of unanswered Saints field goals the Falcons sought to move down the field to get some points in before halftime. A butt-ception happened during the Falcons drive to give New Orleans the ball back. The Saints capitalized and punched it in for 7 off of a 54 yard pass to Tedd Ginn Jr. 13-0 Saints at half.
 
Atlanta got a glimmer of hope at the beginning of the second half when Drew Brees’ nemesis Deion Jones intercepted a pass and returned it to the New Orleans 2 yard line. Two plays later however, Devonta Freeman coughed the ball up and turned it back over to the Saints. After that momentum never swung back in favor of the Falcons as they got down as much as 20-3 before ultimately losing at a more respectable bottom line of 23-13.

Falcons Record: 9-6

 

Game 16 CAR @ ATL - W (22-10)

Atlanta no longer controlled their destiny for a divisional title, but could still sneak into the playoffs with a week 17 win against their divisional rival.
 
The game started off similar to how a lot of Atlanta games had all season, with the Falcons taking an early lead 7-0 off the first drive. Each defense began to really tighten up as the two NFC South opponents exchanged a total of 8 punts before Carolina broke through and scored a game tying touchdown before half to make the game 7-7.
 
The Carolina defense wavered in the second half, and was not helped by two Cam Newton interceptions. This is not to say the Carolina defense collapsed, because they didn’t What did happen though was Matt Bryant hit five second half field goals to add 15 unanswered points to the Falcons 7 point first half total.
 
The stagnant Carolina offense finished the game off with a third interception leading to an Atlanta playoff berth and a 22-10 win.

Falcons Regular Season Record: 10-6

 

Wild Card Round ATL @ LAR - W (26-13)

Atlanta had done it, beaten the Super Bowl hangover and returned to the playoffs, but now had work to do. Clearly the biggest story of the game was going to be the vaunted Rams offense featuring Todd Gurley against Atlanta’s hot and cold rushing defense.
 
The Falcons played a game of surprisingly mistake free football, only allowing one touchdown on a pretty pass to the corner of the end zone to Cooper Kupp. Even more surprising was the Falcons special teams play which recovered a muffed punt that ultimately led to a touchdown. But most surprising of all was the Falcons’ ability to effectively bottle up the Rams rushing attack. Despite Gurley’s 101 yard game, the Rams never established a consistent rush attack to set up the pass attack they needed to win.
 
On the other side of the ball the Falcons played a sound offensive game, putting up 322 total yards, and controlling the game with 126 total rush yards. The sixth seeded Falcons were ready to face the Carson Wentz-less Eagles in Philly.

Divisional Round ATL @ PHI - L (10-15)

In hindsight it may be difficult to believe that the Falcons travelled to Philly as a favorite in this game. But considering the Falcons impressive performance against a solid Rams squad, oddsmakers felt good that Nick Foles may roll over against the Falcons.
 
After recovering a fumble, kicking a field goal, and forcing another punt, the Falcons looked to be off to a hot start. Nick Foles and the Philly running game proceeded to put on a clinic on their next drive marching 86 yards in 14 plays for a touchdown, melting 6:44 off the clock. The Falcons capitalized off another Philly special teams mistake by recovering a muffed punt. Four plays later Matt Ryan found Devonta Freeman for a 6 yard touchdown to put the Falcons up 10-6.
 
After exchanged punts, the Eagles began to march down the field in search of points before half. Keanu Neal jumped in front of a poor Nick Foles pass for what seemed to be too easy of an interception. The ball tipped off Neal into the hands of Torrey Smith. This gave the Eagles 20 yards and eventually allowed them to set up for a last minute field goal to bring the game to 10-9 at half.
 
The second half proved to be frustrating for both sides until Philly secured itself a 5 point lead with two field goals. Matt Ryan was given the ball with 6:02 left with likely one last drive to save the season.
 
Matt Ryan led a beautiful drive down to the Philadelphia 9 yard line, and then the frustrations mounted.
 
First down: pass incomplete to Julio
Second down: pass incomplete to Terron Ward
Third down: Julio completion for 7 yards down to the Philly 2
Fourth down: to save the season, Matt Ryan rolls out right on a bootleg style pass, and lobs it to a stumbling Julio who couldn’t recover to make the season-saving catch.
 
Falcons turn the ball over on downs, thus ending the season.

Season Review

All things considered, this was not a bad season for Atlanta. They won some close games that they maybe shouldn't have, and lost some games the same way. The NFC South proved to be the best division in football, sending 3 teams to the playoffs and having more wins than any other division. What probably stings most about Atlanta’s final season result is their last game of the season falling 2 yards short against the eventual Super Bowl champions. The Falcons were plagued throughout the season by mental mistakes and incomplete drives, and it finally caught up with them when it mattered most.

Outlook

Atlanta’s super bowl window is still open with a stacked yet aging offense, and a continuously improving defense. The biggest question will come in the form of playing a complete game on both sides of the ball. Despite this season’s admittedly disappointing finish, Atlanta will likely remain in the hunt for the next few years, but only time will tell if what is becoming the most championship deprived sports city in the country can finally get over the hump.
 

Coaching Review

Head Coach

In his third year Dann Quinn proved that he knows how to motivate a locker room, and get a team fired up for big games. The problems arise when a) playing teams the Falcons are clearly better than and b) playing with leads. Quinn’s aggressive play calling had mixed results throughout the year, resulting in in crucial fourth down misses, but also making conversions that extended key drives. Clock management was a problem in the Super Bowl last year, and proved to be an issue at times throughout 2017. Quinn has given himself high expectations with a regular season record of 29-19, and a post-season record of 3-2. Season number 4 will prove to be crucial in revealing whether or not DQ can make the right calls and get it done in the biggest moments.

Offense

There is only so much blame you can put on an offensive coordinator. Steve Sarkisian’s worth will be a hotly debated topic in Atlanta sports circles until next September. On the one hand, the man had impossibly large shoes to fill when trying to follow up a top 10 ever NFL offense. On the other hand, you may say that play-calling and inability consistently to feature key players kept the Falcons from winning certain games, or making the wrong calls in big moments. However, it should be noted that the Falcons had the most dropped passes in the league (28!!), which does not fall on the coordinator as much as it does the players. Statistics don’t lie, and the Falcons had a pretty solid statistical season in terms of yards, but could not finish drives and had one of the leagues worst Red Zone conversion rates. Whether or not this can be blamed on the coordinator vs. the players is something only more time will tell.

Defense

Marquand Manuel took a young talented defense and made them even scarier than they already were. The rush defense was sloppy at times, but the overall mentality and execution on the defensive side of the ball was undeniably better in 2017. With his noteworthy success, there are fears about Manuel getting snatched up for a head coaching job, although this may be a season or two of continued success away. If the Falcons defense continues to make strides similar to the ones it made this year, then it’s perfectly plausible that the Falcons could have a top 5 overall defense in 2018.
 

2018 Prospects

Picks: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th

DT Possibilities:

Vita Vea, Da’Ron Payne, Maurice Hurst, Taven Bryan, Harrison Phillips (Late Rounds)
 
Most people don’t expect Poe to resign with the Falcons at this juncture as he played up to his prove it contract. Also, it’s expected the Falcons let Clayborne walk into the sunset wearing Dak’s letterman jacket as a thank you for making him sooooooo much money. So, the Falcons definitely need a new face to put next to Grady Jarrett at this point and some of these players would fill that need. To me, none of these players are huge light it up Aaron Donald caliber players, who is really, but they will fill the position that allows Beastly and Takk to do their thing.

G Possibilities

Billy Price, Isaiah Wynn, Martinas Rankin, Will Hernandez
 
In my opinion, one of the biggest differences we saw between the 2016 Atlanta Falcons and the 2017 Atlanta Falcons was offensive line consistency. Our zone blocking scheme needs lineman with a quick first step and the agility to get off the line. While you can’t really plan for injuries, no one on that offensive line is getting younger, and we need depth to protect Matt. Wes Schweitzer had his fantastic moments, but other moments that looked like Uncle Rico. If I can go through the next season not having lost my voice screaming bloody murder at our offensive line, I’ll be grateful to our coaching staff. Hopefully Garland gets on the field this season and was worth the pick in 2017.

WR Possibilities

Anthony Miller, Dante Pettis, Equanimeous St. Brown
 
I know I know, there are plenty of people that don’t see this as a need for the Falcons, but I absolutely think a new shiny toy for Matt would be a huge plus. While I don’t see the Falcons snagging one in the first round, I can absolutely see them taking the right prospect in the 2-3. Receivers in those rounds normally have upside, but a few weaknesses that drop them. Gabriel is likely gone, so we need someone to throw into the mix with Julio and Mo.
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2017.10.07 14:45 PanthersExtraPoints Week 5 - Panthers @ Lions - Pregame Report

GAME INFORMATION

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TEAM Record Against the Spread
CAROLINA PANTHERS (3-1) 2-2
DETROIT LIONS (3-1) 3-1
Betting Odds
Oddsshark Information
Spread Consensus: Detroit -2
OveUnder: 44
GAME TIME AND LOCATION:
Ford Field - 1:00 PM ET - October 8, 2017
WEATHER FORECAST: Forecast: Sunny. High 77F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Itdoesn'tmatter!
Stadium Type: Dome
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Broadcast Station FOX
Announcers: Kenny Albert and Charles Davis
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CAROLINA WILL BE WEARING WHITE JERSEYS.

INJURY REPORT

PANTHERS INJURIES
Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Gameday Status
Mario Addison DE Knee DNP DNP LP Questionable
Kelvin Benjamin WR Knee DNP LP LP -
Kurt Coleman S Knee DNP DNP DNP OUT
Demetrious Cox S Ankle DNP DNP DNP OUT
Thomas Davis LB Rib DNP FP FP -
Daeshon Hall DE Knee DNP FP FP Placed on IR
Ryan Kalil C Neck DNP DNP DNP OUT
Matt Kalil LT Groin DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Tyler Larsen C Shoulder DNP FP FP -
Star Lotulelei DT Shoulder DNP FP FP -
Cam Newton QB Mouth/Shoulder LP LP LP -
Julius Peppers DE Shoulder DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Curtis Samuel WR Back LP LP FP -
Trai Turner RG Knee LP FP FP -
Daryl Worley CB Shoulder FP FP FP -
LIONS INJURIES
Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Gameday Status
Kenny Golloday WR Hamstring DNP DNP - OUT
Dwayne Washington RB Quad DNP DNP - OUT
Eziekiel Ansah DE Knee LP LP -
Jarrad Davis LB Neck LP LP - OUT
T.J. Lang OT Back DNP LP - Questionable
Haloti Ngata DT Shoulder DNP LP - Questionable
Travis Swanson C Ankle LP LP FP Questionable
Rick Wagner T Ankle/Shoulder DNP LP LP Questionable
Tahir Whitehead LB Pectoral LP LP LP Questionable
Ameer Abdullah RB Ankle LP FP FP Questionable
Steve Longa LB - DNP FP FP Questionable
Glover Quin S Groin LP FP FP Questionable

PICKS

All 2017 expert NFL Picks compared for accuracy. A free, advert-click funded service tracking every analyst at ESPN, Bleacher Report, CBS, FOX, Yahoo!, ProFootballFocus, USA Today, Accuscore, NFL Network, NFL.com, SI.com and more – sorted by season win percentage.
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CAROLINA PANTHERS 14%
DETROIT LIONS 86%

TOP TEN EXPERT PICKS

Rank Expert Network Season Record % Pick
1 Brandon George 45-19 70%
2 Patrick Scmidt 45-19 70%
3 Louis Riddick 44-20 68%
4 Harry Lyles Jr 42-21 67%
5 Jeff Ratcliffe 43-21 67%
6 Nate Davis 43-21 67%
7 Neil Greenberg 31-16 66%
8 Jack Jorgensen 42-22 66%
9 Jenna Thomas 42-22 66%
10 Joel Wagler 42-22 66%

PROJECT FIVETHIRTYEIGHT - 2017 TEAM PREDICTIONS

CAROLINA PANTHERS 37%
DETROIT LIONS 63%
Click HERE for complete breakdown of Project FiveThirtyEight predictions for the 2017 season)

Season Prediction

ELO Rating One Week Change Pred Wins Pred Losses Playoffs? Win Division Win Super Bowl
1536 + 24 9.2 6.8 44% 22% 3%
1565 + 24 10.1 5.9 64% 40% 5%

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

Offense

Devin Funchess

Again the big man from Michigan is a player to watch. Not only has Funch been stepping up in the absence of Greg Olsen, but this is a homecoming for the Detroit native. Look for DFunch to shine in motor city and continue to create matchup problems. He's going up against a group of DBs that lead the league in turnovers so he'll need to stay physical and fight for the ball on every target to succeed. Aggressive ball hawks can give up chunk yards if they miss on a play- hopefully Funchess can exploit this.

Ed Dickson

Yes. Ed Dickson. The back up tight end has performed admirably so far in catching and blocking. A key block by the Dickson sprung Fozzy on a long TD run last week. Against a tough secondary and extra check downs Dickson can provide to Cam will help. Additionally the Panthers will rely on the run game heavily, so making space for Stew and CMC will be invaluable.

Cam Newton

It will be...interesting to see how everyone's favorite polarizing QB steps out onto the field in the midst of the media firestorm he caused this past week. His apology, posted Thursday night, was sincere and from the heart, and it was easy to tell how this situation had affected him. It was certainly a better decision than letting things stew until kickoff, but the Panthers' only loss this season (and Cam's worst performance) came during similar media distractions. Anomaly or trend?

Defense

Jairus Byrd

With Kurt Coleman out for a few weeks and Cox nursing an ankle injury the FS position is down to Byrd and special teamer Collin Jones. The 31 year old Veteran will have to learn on the fly and should see a significant number of snaps Sunday in Detroit. Matt Stafford is in top form this year and Thieves Ave has been quiet all season. Hopefully Byrd returns to his Buffalo level of play and fills the hole left by Coleman.

Julius Peppers

Pep has been on fire lately and with a suspect offensive line in front of a strong QB the defense will need the future Hall-of-Famer to continue his hot streak. If Peppers and the rest of the edge rushers can keep Stafford uncomfortable it will go a long way in easing Coleman's (and possibly Worley's) replacements.

Shaq Thompson

Shaq is now in his third year in the league, and in that time his role has expanded slowly but surely. Last week, he tied his career high in percentage of defensive snaps played with 98.6%, and indeed his snap count has gone up gradually this season. He's been used everywhere on the field, as an edge rusher, as a slot corner, and as a linebacker. However, he hasn't yet played his collegiate position of safety...but with the depth issues on the roster, who knows?

MATCHUP HISTORY

All Time Record: 5-2 (Panthers lead)
Largest Victory: 31-7 (09/15/2002)
Current Streak: 1W
To be honest, there's not much interesting about the history of our competitions. The only interesting stat I found was that if we went into the game with a winning record, then we won the game, and vice versa. This is only the second time we've faced them while both teams have a winning record, the only other time being 2014, when we both went in 1-0.

HEAD TO HEAD

CAROLINA OFFENSE VS. DETROIT DEFENSE
Points/Game 19.5 (#20) 17.5 (#4) Opp Points/Game
Yards/Game 318.5 (#22) 322.5(#15) Opp Yards/Game
Points/Play 0.315 (#21) 0.290(#6) Opp Points/Play
Yards/Play 5.1 (#18) 5.4 (#21) Opp Yards/Play
3D Conversion % 51.92%(#1) 36.96% (#10) Opp 3D Conv %
4D Conversion % 0.0%(#) 50.00% (#14) Opp 4D Conv %
RZ Scoring % (TD) 38.46%(#28) 25.00% (#6) Opp RZ Scoring % (TD)
TDs/Game 1.8 (#24) 2.0 (#8) Opp TDs/Game
DETROIT OFFENSE VS. CAROLINA DEFENSE
Points/Game 24.8 (#10) 17.5 (#4) Opp Points/Game
Yards/Game 299.8 (#24) 282.0 (#5) Opp Yards/Game
Points/Play 0.382 (#11) 0.306 (#8) Opp Points/Play
Yards/Play 4.6(#28) 4.9 (#7) Opp Yards/Play
3D Conversion % 36.84%(#23) 38.00%(#17) Opp 3D Conv %
4D Conversion % 0.0% (#) 37.50% (#11) Opp 4D Conv %
RZ Scoring % (TD) 60.00%(#19) 62.50% (#23) Opp RZ Scoring % (TD)
TDs/Game 2.8 (#7) 1.8 (#3) Opp TDs/Game

BY THE NUMBERS

4.5
If you thought the Julius Peppers homecoming tour was going to be all sound and fury signifying nothing, take a look at who currently leads the Panthers' sack totals. That's right, our very own Carolina Reaper (what a nickname, too). Like a fine wine, Peppers is aging extraordinarily well, and every week he looks more and more like the Panthers' first Hall of Fame lock (sorry, Smitty). Look for him to keep it up against the sometimes-leadfooted Matthew Stafford this week.
134.7
That was Cam's passer rating for the nine passes he attempted last week off of play action. On play action plays, Cam went six for nine (nice) for 81 yards and two of his touchdowns. If Carolina establishes the run game early against Detroit, look for Cam to exploit that defense like he did to New England, even if Detroit has a bit of a better defense.
0
That goose egg right there represents the number of touchdowns our linebackers have given up in pass coverage. Between them, TD, Luke, and Shaq have shut their assignments down, especially in the red zone. Even if the secondary is in shambles--with a guy who was on the street a week ago now our starting FS--at least our linebackers have their assignments on lock.
6.5%
Newcomer Jarius Byrd will hope to improve on this number in his time with Carolina. Byrd was targeted 31 times when he was with NO last season, and on those targets he mustered two interceptions and no pass breakups. That means that he was only able to make a play on 6.5% of his targets, far and away his career low (for reference, the average is around twice that).
4th Q
The Lions made headlines last season by winning the vast majority of their games with a 4th quarter comeback, and they've continued that trend this season (including a near miss against the damn Falcons). The Panthers, meanwhile, have blown several leads as the Cardiac Cats have earned that moniker yet again. Hopefully that trend reverses on both ends...

PANTHERS POWER RANKINGS

Outlet Rank Last Week Weekly Change Notes
8 17 ↑ 9 For all of the offensive issues early on including Greg Olsen’s injury, the Panthers are 3-1 with a win at the Patriots. And Cam Newton looked like the MVP Cam for most of Sunday’s win.
13 22 ↑ 9 There's no place like home. The 37-year-old Julius Peppers, a North Carolina native, is playing like he's 27 with a team-leading 4.5 sacks through four games. Opponents are still completing 71 percent of their passes against Carolina, but Peppers is at least knocking them back a bit.
8 11 ↑ 3 Recap: Rumors of quarterback Cam Newton’s demise were obviously greatly exaggerated as he and the Carolina Panthers rebounded from a 21-point home loss to the New Orleans Saints by defeating the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots in Foxborough. Carolina rolled up 444 yards of total offense, 28 first downs and went an impressive 6-of-9 on third downs. Newton did throw one pick but racked up 316 yards and three scores though the air He also ran for one touchdown as the Panthers thumbed their collective noses at the naysayers.Next Week: There’s no rest for the travel-weary Panthers, who will travel north for the second straight Sunday as they have a date with the 3-1 Carolina Panthers. It’s battle of quarterbacks drafted first overall within a span of three years in Cam Newton (2011) and Detroit Lions’ signal-caller Matthew Stafford (’09). Playoff Hopes: It appeared that the Panthers were headed in the wrong direction after that lopsided loss to the Saints in Week 3. Instead, Ron Rivera’s club would pin a stinging 33-30 loss on the defending Super Bowl champions. This team is very much alive for a playoff spot.
8 18 ↑ 10 Cam Newton was very sharp as a passer Sunday at New England as the Carolina offense made the Patriots’ defense look overmatched. That was an improved showing by a Panthers offense that is without injured TE Greg Olsen and didn’t get much production out of rookie RB Christian McCaffrey. If Newton is going to throw the ball that way, watch out for the Panthers.
11 20 ↑ 9 Cam Newton and that surgically repaired wing don't look right yet, and absence of TE Greg Olsen promises to continue delaying the recovery.
11 16 ↑ 5 The Carolina Panthers got a huge win in Week 4. They went into Foxborough, got their offense clicking again and knocked off the Patriots. We also saw a big bounce-back from quarterback Cam Newton. We saw more designed runs for him, and he took advantage. He was phenomenal in the passing game, with 316 yards and three touchdowns. He also managed to get everyone involved. Defensively, the Panthers were also solid. Did they let up some plays to Tom Brady? Sure, but who doesn't? Carolina was stout against the run, and the defense was able to get off the field on third down. Brady and the Patriots were 50 percent on third down, but sustaining long drives wasn't easy. That was a huge part of the game. The defense also harassed Brady enough to keep the New England offense out of rhythm. When teams cannot regularly sustain drives against the Panthers—as the Saints did in Week 3—the Carolina offense has the tools to get going.
11 22 ↑ 11 The Cam Newton crowd had a field day with the win in New England on Sunday. Those who feel Newton is unfairly maligned could fairly point out that there is nooooooo waaaaaaay the Panthers take that game without their quarterback's unique skill set. The critics will accurately point to the ebbs and flows of Newton's career. In Week 3, Newton looked hapless against what had been the worst defense in the NFL. This past weekend, he won mano a mano with the best to ever play his position in a contest that featured little defense. In fact, the most important defensive play was the pass deflection by Devin Funchess. And he plays on offense.
7 16 ↑ 9 The offense came alive at New England, which should get them going the rest of the way. Cam Newton is back.

NFL STANDINGS

Team Overall Record Division Division Record Conf Record PF PA Streak
Chiefs 4-0 AFC North 1-0 2-0 122 77 W4
Eagles 3-1 NFC East 2-0 2-0 103 92 W2
Bills 3-1 AFC East 1-0 2-0 73 54 W2
Lions 3-1 NFC North 1-0 3-1 99 70 W1
Rams 3-1 NFC West 1-0 2-1 142 105 W2
Steelers 3-1 AFC North 2-0 2-0 90 59 W1
Panthers 3-1 NFC South 0-1 1-1 78 70 W1
Broncos 3-1 AFC West 2-0 2-1 98 74 W1
Falcons 3-1 NFC South 0-0 3-0 104 89 L1
Packers 3-1 NFC North 1-0 2-1 102 81 W2
Patriots 3-2 AFC East 0-0 1-1 148 142 W1
Jaguars 2-2 AFC South 1-1 2-2 109 74 L1
Raiders 2-2 AFC West 0-1 2-1 91 79 L2
Vikings 2-2 NFC North 0-1 2-1 79 76 L1
Cowboys 2-2 NFC East 1-0 2-1 94 97 L1
Jets 2-2 AFC East 1-1 2-2 75 92 W2
Redskins 2-2 NFC East 0-1 1-1 91 89 L1
Texans 2-2 AFC South 1-1 2-2 110 88 W1
Ravens 2-2 NFC East 2-1 2-2 60 80 L2
Saints 2-2 NFC South 1-0 1-1 93 78 W2
Bucs 2-2 NFC South 0-0 2-1 85 83 L1
Titans 2-2 AFC South 1-1 1-2 100 126 L1
Seahawks 2-2 NFC West 1-0 1-1 94 77 W1
Cardinals 2-2 NFC West 1-0 1-2 74 91 W1
Dolphins 1-2 AFC East 0-1 1-1 25 57 L2
Colts 1-3 AFC South 0-0 1-0 71 136 L1
Bears 1-3 NFC North 0-1 0-3 61 104 L1
Bengals 1-3 AFC North 1-1 1-2 64 67 W1
Chargers 0-4 AFC West 0-2 0-3 72 93 L4
49ers 0-4 NFC West 0-3 0-4 66 94 L4
Giants 0-4 NFC East 0-2 0-4 60 95 L4
Browns 0-4 AFC North 0-3 0-4 63 107 L4
  • (x) Clinched Division
  • (z) Clinched Bye
  • (y) Clinched Playoff Berth

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

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2017.09.13 17:32 out_of_time Detroit Lions Scouting Report - A far less serious look at football

Hey...so...uh, the sky fell in on us and we scored 3 points against one of the worst defenses we'll face all year (who were actually much better than anyone anticipated they'd be.) That sucked. We all have the taste of Dallas stuck in our mouths and nobody likes the taste of salty suspensions. Alas the time has come to move on. Move to the friendly confines of Northern New Jersey (fuck yeah, I'm embracing it - East Rutherford is still closer to NYC than FedEx is to Washington or GeriatricWorld is to Dallas.) Move to Monday night. And move towards correct the mistakes we made last week.
NOTABLE CHANGES
Let's start with the easy part...for us to digest and for the Giants in general.
WHEN THE LIONS HAVE THE BALL
Much like that shit post by out_of_time about the Dallas game I, too, just went back and watched film. Of the Lions game though...it wasn't that hard. For me though, there weren't any tears! I also didn't watch it in slow motion like that assfuck and didn't watch the offensive line as much. I still watched them because I love sweaty ass cracks more than the 1980s era Mets loved actual crack.
The Lions obviously have the greatest player in NFL history, as I judge all players by their paychecks, so for me, nobody is better than former fat high school catcher Fat Fattford. Best of all time. Obviously. Last week he made more money than I will ever make in my life but he deserves it because he comes from more money than me and the rich deserve to keep getting richer, that's the American Way* (a trademark of the American Airlines corporation.)
This offense boils down to a few things:
They run stretch plays but they aren't good at them. In fact they only got positive yardage on about 3 stretch plays while most of their other runs were positive. Yet, they keep doing it. Maybe Jim CockerspanielEyes isn't that good of a coach. It's possible. But they stuck with the run even when they were down. They don't beat you over the head with it but it seems like they're more committed to it with Adbdbdullah back this year.
They tend to be better running to the right, where JPP will tell them to fuck off. Also, in terms of run stoppers we all know that Snacks is the best and as good as he is at stopping all running plays he exceeds even those high expectations on stretch plays, where his fat ass just ruins everything for opponents.
Prediction: 15 - 35 yards on the ground. They won't abandon it, thus the 15 but they won't succeed either. They could break one though, I do like Ameer (which translates to Wealthy in Hindi, so it's a nice shout out to his QB, you've got to like that) Abdbdullaaaah.
Golden Tate is the greatest WR in the history of the Lions, who is currently on the roster and is not a rookie. This is how they treat him. They'll give it to him a few times on fly-ass-sweeps and Fattford will look for him all over the field. He's back to being a slot player this year so DRC will be on him for the majority of the game.
Marvin Jones, the only guy in the NFL who has a more boring name than Paul Perkins, is their #1 outside threat at WR. Kenny Golladay, the rookie, is their #1 outside threat at WR.
Wait.
What?
I guess it comes down to Spags here. Whomever Apple is matched up with will likely be the #2 target behind Tate, who Fats will target regardless of coverage. They love Golladay and why wouldn't you? The dude is a stud. They also lost Jones last week to Peterson island, which is a really cool new island that opened up after everyone starting going to Revis island and striking it rich. This is a much more exclusive island that now has it's diabetes under controll
Apple is target number one....book that. They will target him and challenge him. I'm curious to see which WR Spags wants to Jackrabbit. Whoever that is is done. They'll be outmatched. JJ looks great this year. I'd love to have him in my bedroom on those winter nights to cover me. If anyone could defend against the attacks of winter, it's JJ. I'm straight so I don't mean it that way...get your heads out of the...I mean, I'd blow him...but just for the team.
Here's something interesting about the Lions; nothing. Nothing is interesting about the inevitable 3rd place finishing Lions, who will trade games with the Bears. But if you had to force me I'd tell you that if they throw quick it's too the outside and if Flatfork holds the ball at all he generally goes over the middle. I know it's not a super fun tendency to look for or think about. I'm sorry. Fucking stop reading if you hate me.
Ereck Flowers Ebron is their TE and he's not good. He'll have 3 catches for 16 yards and a drop. He'll finish the year with 45 receptions and 3 touchdowns and all summer we'll hear about how he's going to "break out next year." It makes for really interesting TV in the off season though I suppose. I don't know. I usually paint over my TV from February to August. Then I sandblast it, scrap it, sand it, and get it back to working order.
Even though Wealth Abdbdbdjohndooley is a good back they have a Vereen type weapon in Theo Huxtable. He's a great pass catcher and has some nifty moves, like the running man and the dougie.
Flatfoot has a great arm, that's why he's the best player to ever play the game of football and the greatest retired high school catcher ever. He can also run. He isn't Aaron Rodgers because he grew up with more money. He isn't Alex Smith because he never beats good teams. He isn't Russell Wilson because he's not nearly as annoying. And he definitely isn't Colin Kaepernick because he's on record as having never been on his knees in his life - it has to do with being born with money. But regardless he can get out of the pocket and run.
Landon Collins will be important in my life, including this Sunday...when I sit around and remember that the Giants are playing on Monday. He'll be even more important on Monday. The Lions are going to pass a lot. And he's going to have to lay some people down and tuck them into their graves. Tate, whose name is too easy to make fun of (despite already having made fun of it,) and the entire crew is a YAC crew - except Golladay who is a tall-bro-dude. So tackling is very important.
I know, "tackling is important" is probably the quote that will launch my ESPN career.
Casillas could make Ereck Flowers Ebron look good. He's certainly more athletic than future Senator Witten. Thankfully, Senator Witten is a much better footballer. Also, look for 4 corners to be playing a lot, as the Blue Lions will run out 4 WRs a handful of times. My best guess is that they'll do anything to get Ebron off the field.
Sure tackling, limit YAC, outlaw yak hunting in metropolitan areas, and forcing Detroit to stretch all of their runs to the sidelines are the keys to stopping this offense.
Arizona got pressure with 4 rushers, we will do that too.
If Fatford gets time in the pocket though, it will be a long day. Growing up rich means that he has been taking carving classes since he was able to walk. He can carve turkey, goose, rhino, and an animal so rare that just typing the name will further endanger the species. Along with that, if given time, they have 4 capable WR's, 2 capable RBs, and 1 TE who just dropped a remote control that was handed to him. Much like (insert every QB ever here) he struggles with pressure so you've got to get to him.
Yes YOU. GET OFF YOUR ASS! Why are you so lazy? DO SOMETHING!!! Look at all the shit I'm doing for you! (note: don't tell my boss)
Fratfold is 5-46 vs. teams with winning records...mostly because he's the greatest QB player who has ever played.
f you aren't going apple picking this Sunday, here's something fun to do; watch the Dallas/Denver game. Watch as the Cowboys put up 28+ points and watch as people say the following things:
Denver is an elite D. And we're better. Watch that game, or the recap, you'll see.
I do think that there is a chance our captain, Casillas loses his starting job, he's an emotional leader but his play wasn't great last week. I'd look for more JT Thomas in this weeks game, especially against a pass heavy team.
THOSE BRIEF MOMENTS WHEN THE GIANTS HAVE THE BALL
Oh you know...
Don't count us out. Even though
Everyone else has.
Let's not jump ship!
Let's have faith!
I have faith!
So should you.
Be positive!
A single game doesn't decide our season.
Clutch performances from Eli will still happen and many
Killer games await.
Hopefully (pretend h-o-p-e-f-u-l-l-y all start sentences too k? I don't have time. Here's orange pants, exactly forty Unitarians love, living yellow...something like that.)
Last week vs. Dallas the line and Eli got together before the game and being the savvy veteran leader he is, Eli said; "hey guys, let's punt on this game, let's just not play well. In fact, if possible, let's even go so far as being horrible."
Confused, Ereck Flowers said; "who are you?"
To which Eli simply responded by putting on his jersey and laying face down on the ground.
A light went off and Flowers said; "Oh you're the guy who is on the ground when I "make bad" right?"
Eli gave him a thumbs up, you know, to be super hip. Eli then stood up and from the distance saw a small child running towards the group of 6 men. As he got closer Eli recognized him but couldn't place him right away. He got about 20 yards away and Eli called out; "Hey look, it's a young time-travelling Roger Lewis Jr." And that's exactly who it was. Excited to see his favorite player, Eli Manning, Lewis was sprinting in for an autograph.
As the adorable 9 year old got about 10 feet away, John Jerry dove for the ground, scared of anyone running directly towards him. The leagues best RT, Bobby Hart got confused by Jerry's maneuver, having never seen him move so fast, so Hart kick stepped back and to the right about 5 yards giving Lewis a free path to approach Eli.
As Eli signed an autograph Pugh and Richburg discussed why God seems to hate them.
Later that evening, the Giants got on a bus taking the to the Mississippi, where they would charter a boat up to Chicago, taking that through a series of waterways eventually leading to the Mohawk river until it hit the Hudson in Albany, where the team stopped to hang out at Zac DeOssie's favorite pre-seaons Albany spot, the Sbarro in Crossgates mall. Just before leaving Crossgtes Eli brought the group back together and led the chant; "WHO HAS IT BETTER THAN US!?"
Nobody responded in the room. All of us fans at home though, silently, while we slept; "NOBODY!!"
Because, and let's be honest, coming into the year as favorites didn't feel right. It felt like too much pressure. So Eli erased that pressure last week. I know that there's some asshat on this board, who happens to have the same user name as me, who is saying that Eli played like shit and the line did too but not as smelly of a shit...but I'm here today to tell you that out_of_time has no clue what he's talking about, despite the rumors of him being incredibly handsome with a very gentlemanly-averaged sized penis that is definitely not too small for his 6'3" frame. I don't care for out_of_time because he calls Matthew Stafford "Fatford" even though Stafford is rich and all rich people are handsome, like porn star Ted Cruz.
We're back to underdogs.
That's honestly fine by me. We do know that without Odell we aren't good. We cannot sustain without Odell. But let's hope and pray that we don't need to think about that ever again this season or until long after we've all died of the fatal disease of losing the NFC East. I don't pray so you have to do it. I also slept with Hope once and while she was pretty chill I failed to call her back so you're going to have to handle her as well.
Non-existent poll question: What would be worse: (a) dying before OBJ retires or (b) living long enough to see the Eagles win a Super...nah, that'll never happen, never mind.
Here's what I'll say about the Blue Cat defense:
The D has gotten better. Delayed hand offs would work best, it seems. Look for a lot of Vereen as their LB's get depth quick, like I said, they seem to have great team speed.
SPECIAL TEAMS
They looked really sloppy for the Lions, whose punter was injured. Fat II, Return of the Fat, The Kicker Story, looked solid though and hit from 58 - but this game is outside. The returners looked okay, as did the coverage teams. I'm fucking bored. I don't want to talk about special teams anymore.
PREDICTIONS
Without Odell playing in week 1 I don't know what to say honestly. Marshall (something out_of_time left out of his bullshit post) seemed a bit lost, which should work itself out. Engram will be useful and Arizona did well to throw to their TE in week one...but we didn't see a good enough game from Eli to really know what the ceiling is for Engram.
Without OBJ: Lions 14 - Giants 10
With OBJ: Giants 24 - Lions 17
Without OBJ: Life - Meaningless. I'd put an OBJless season as the 2nd worst thing that could happen in my life, just above my girlfriend breaking up with me after making a deal with the devil to deliver the Eagles a Super Bowl.
With OBJ: Life - Barely Livable (but that's a personal thing as I'm 90% sure my girlfriend is already fucking the Devil on the side)
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Thanks for the love with all my posts lately. Know that I love you too but unwilling to show it. I go through and up-vote every single response, even those that call me an idiot.
I won't join BBI, or BBV, or Bell Biv Devoe because this is enough of a time suck as it is. And I hate crossing streams but my twitter is out there, you can find it, I don't talk about football, I just make shitty jokes and complain about how much I hate myself. DM me yo.
FINAL REMINDERS
Don't downvote haters in this tread. At least 200 people will open this and say "fuck it" or get a quarter of the way in and immediately scroll down and say "TL:DR ________ (snide comment)" but I don't care and your downvotes don't "protect" me. It's nice and all but honestly, downvotes have always felt like the move of a coward and cowards belong in the Washington secondary. These are long and they aren't required reading. Fuck, they're probably not even "good reading"
Thanks for all the gold lately. BUT PUT THOSE FEW DOLLARS HERE INSTEAD PLEASE, K? (at the very least click the link and realize that Eli was like; "yup...that's the one...that's the picture!!" What a silly bastard.)
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2017.09.11 03:28 Cauterized Episode discussion: Drew And Mike – September 10, 2017

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2017.08.05 23:34 PhoecesBrown FantasyPros Expert 12 Team Mock Draft Meta-Analysis: Part Three - TE & QB Risers

Part One (WR Risers) Part Two (RB Risers) Part Three (TE & QB Risers) Part Four (WR Fallers) Part Five (RB Fallers) Part Six (TE & QB Fallers) - Next Week
This is part three of a six-part series on players that fantasy experts are targeting early, and players that they're avoiding. If you missed any of the earlier parts, check the links above. Today, we'll look at TEs and RBs that are getting targeted much earlier than their ADPs.
A couple days ago, I saw this 12 team expert-only mock draft from FantasyPros posted here, and I thought it would be interesting to see which players the experts were drafting much earlier and much later than their ADP, and then what the expert that drafted each player has written about that player.
To account for the difference in value between a 1st round pick and a 2nd round pick than a 15th round pick and a 16th round pick, I took the log difference between where a player was picked and that player's ADP, which yielded good results.
For the purpose of this meta-analysis, all ADP's above the last pick of the draft(192) were converted to one pick after the last (193,) to avoid bias on players drafted very late in different formats. Since this is a 12 team league, the difference between 193 and 500+ is treated as negligible since none are likely to be drafted in this format. note: In hindsight, I probably should have added a buffer to at least pick 200, but this should suffice
A few important considerations here:
  1. This is a 0.5pt PPR draft, so adjust according to your own league settings
  2. This league starts 2 RBs, 3 WRs, 1TE and a flex, so WRs were drafted more aggressively than in a 2 WR league, and QBs were drafted much less aggressively. Because of this, I have adjusted for bias at each position.
  3. If you play in a casual league, there's a good chance you can get these players closer to their ADP
First up are the TE risers, followed by the QB risers.
2017 TE Risers
Name Pos FRANCHISE PICK OVR ADP DIFF DIFFrelPick PosAdjDIFFrelPick
Travis Kelce TE Sigmund Bloom 2.11 23 44 -21 -0.2817 -0.2453
Rob Gronkowski TE Bob Harris 2.03 15 23 -8 -0.1856 -0.1492
Eric Ebron TE Matt Franciscovich 9.05 101 154 -53 -0.1832 -0.1468
Austin Hooper TE Michael Moore 12.01 133 193 -71 -0.1617 -0.1253
The biggest reach at tight end came from Sigmund Bloom, who took Travis Kelce 23rd overall, well ahead of his 44th overall ADP. Here's why Bloom believes Kelce is being undervalued at his ADP:
@SigmundBloom tweeted:
If Reed is out for a significant time, makes Gronkowski, Kelce, Eifert, Graham, and Olsen worth more. Ripples through thin TE1 position rank
Reid: "He (Kelce) can basically do everything a wide receiver can do."
As kelce moves up gronk becomes better value
@evansilva brought up Kelce 3 100 yd games wo maclin. Have to be optimistic. 2a w reed already likely moves into 3rd rd
If they are smart Kelce will be #1 and use Hill to create space. Offense will be conservative with occasional shot plays to Hill
It seems Bloom willing to gamble on Kelce being the primary benefactor of Maclin's departure. Kelce has been dealing with some knee swelling lately, which is never a good way to start the year. The good news is that it is not believed to be a serious problem, only flaring up "once in a while." Kelce was already one of the few elite TEs in fantasy, and should play an even bigger role this year. It seems his ADP has not adjusted for the increased role, so be sure to take full advantage on draft day.
The next biggest riser is a man who needs no introduction, but we'll do it anyway! Rob Gronkowski, Tight End, New England Patriots, selected by the reach-master Bob Harris 15th overall, 8 picks before his 23rd overall ADP. Tell em why, Bob:
Last year, the Patriots and Gronkowski began negotiating a new contract. His latest back surgery last December derailed that process and also prevented the team from pursuing a new deal in 2017. Still, in May the Patriots agreed to give Gronkowski an incentive package with nothing in return: No reduced salaries, no restructuring, no extra terms. Instead, the unprecedented offer is simply more potential money based on performance, on top of the money Gronkowski already was due to earn. It's a true win-win, giving Gronkowski something more than what he was entitled to and ensuring that the Patriots will have a happy and motivated player.
It also gives fantasy owners some confidence that a healthy Gronkowski will be on the field come Week 1. Adding to that, the Boston Herald's report from the first day of OTAs featured "Gronk being Gronk." And make no mistake: When Gronkowski is on the job, there's no one quite like him. There aren't many 6-6, 265-pound men who beat safeties down the field, routinely make one-handed catches, or leap up over defenders to make plays. He's the best tight end in the game when healthy and a huge difference-maker in the Patriots' offense. That's true for fantasy owners, too.
It wasn't too long ago that Gronk merited a first round selection. If you can get Gronk in the mid-to-late second, he could single-handedly win you your league. Yes, he is that good.
Next up is Eric Ebron, selected by Matt Franciscovich with the 101st pick, 53 picks earlier than his ADP. Matt writes:
A first round draft selection by the Lions back in 2014, Eric Ebron has seemingly been on fantasy breakout lists each of the last three seasons. Unfortunately, he hasn't been able to remain healthy for a full season, which has clearly affected his overall production. Still, his stats have consistently improved with each passing year. He set career highs in targets (85), receptions (61) and yards (711) last season but only managed one touchdown in 13 games.
That's because just six of his 85 targets came in the red zone. We can thank veteran receiver Anquan Boldin for that; he led the Lions with 22 red zone targets and eight receiving touchdowns last season. Well guess what, kids?! HE GONE. Boldin isn't on the team anymore, and his 95 total targets from last season are up for grabs.
We've already heard whispers that Ebron's role in the offense has expanded this offseason, and the tight end has expressed excitement regarding his outlook. It'd make sense for the Lions to plan on using him more out of the slot, which would be a huge boon to his fantasy value. Detroit primarily ran three-receiver sets last season, 79 percent of their offensive plays to be exact, but now lack a solid No. 3 option at the position.
Detroit added some depth at tight end in the offseason: Veteran Darren Fells comes from Arizona and the team selected 270-pound Toledo product Michael Roberts in the NFL Draft, which should help free up Ebron for more opportunities to line up in the slot. Per NextGenStats, Ebron ranked second among all tight ends in receptions out of the slot last year with 43 catches for 503 yards, taking 56 percent of his pass plays lined up in the slot. If Ebron's pass-catching role does expand, he stays healthy, and sees more looks in and around the end zone, there's no question that he'll produce elite numbers in fantasy.
Simply put, Ebron should have more opportunities this year. Whether he will be successful remains to be seen, but the potential is there for him to take a step forward in 2017, making Ebron a good bet in the later rounds.
Our last TE riser for today is Austin Hooper, Michael Moore's 12th selection in the draft, who was taken 133rd overall at the 11/12 turn. Hooper is currently going undrafted. Here's a blurb on Hooper from Pro Football Focus, where Moore writes:
AUSTIN HOOPER WORKED OUT WITH MATT RYAN THIS SUMMER
Big deal, right? Well, it actually is a big deal that the second-year tight end spent time working out with his quarterback in the time between minicamp and training camp. Hooper isn’t quite a household name in fantasy circles, but he’s poised to take a big step forward in 2017.
A third-round pick in 2016, Hooper caught just 19 balls last season. Despite the lack of volume, he flashed upside at times, including an 84-yard performance in Week 2 and a 42-yard touchdown reception in Week 4. Hooper finished second among Atlanta Falcons tight ends in snaps played, but did lead the group in routes run with 220. That number will likely increase this year, as the No. 2 finisher, Jacob Tamme, is no longer on the team.
At this point, Hooper is still a bit of an unknown for fantasy purposes. But his upside and good situation make him an intriguing dart to throw in the late rounds. Hooper’s current ADP is in the 14th round as the 18th tight end off the board.
Hooper seems poised to take a step forward this year, making him a strong late-round flier. The Falcons are one of the best offenses in fantasy, and Hooper appears poised to become a big part of it.
2017 QB Risers
Name Pos FRANCHISE PICK OVR ADP DIFF DIFFrelPick PosAdjDIFFrelPick
Tyrod Taylor QB Matt Harmon 12.06 138 138 0 0.00000 -0.2391
Marcus Mariota QB Brad Evans 8.05 89 71 18 0.09813 -0.1410
Drew Brees QB Brandon Marianne Lee 5.06 54 43 11 0.09893 -0.1402
Andy Dalton QB Bob Harris 13.1 154 118 36 0.11564 -0.1235
Matthew Stafford QB Jake Ciely 13.01 145 108 37 0.12794 -0.1112
"Wait, what? Literally none of these players were taken earlier than their ADP. How are these reaches, Phoeces?"
"Well, they're technically not."
"So, why did you call them reaches?"
"...I fucked up."
"Goddamnit."
"These guys are still good value picks."
"So why didn't you call it that?"
"I DON'T KNOW, OKAY! I. DON'T. KNOW."
"Still luv u bb"
"luv u 2 bb"
Since QBs are generally taken earlier in casual drafts, exactly zero QBs were drafted earlier than their ADP in this draft. Fortunately, we can still glean some information from this draft by looking at the QBs that were taken closest to their respective ADPs.
The biggest QB "reach" in this draft was none of than Tyrod Taylor, who was taken 138th overall, exactly where his ADP is. Matt Harmon's thoughts on Tyrod are tough to track down, so here's another analyst's taken on Tyrod from SI:
My tag-team partner in the Staple Series, John Paulsen, has Taylor as a sleeper quarterback. I’m going to see that, and raise him to a breakout. There’s no player I believe in more this season than Taylor. I mean, yeah, David Johnson, Aaron Rodgers, Antonio Brown, they’re all sure things. I’m as confident in Taylor as I am in those three, and anyone else in the league.
Taylor has been a starting quarterback for two seasons, finishing ninth and eighth in fantasy points per game, respectively, those two years. Here’s the full list of quarterbacks who have been top-nine finishers both of the last two seasons: Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Andrew Luck and Taylor. That’s everyone. Not even the great Rodgers, who is clearly the No. 1 quarterback, has achieved the feat.
Taylor is efficient in the air, completing 62.6% of his passes for 7.42 yards per attempt and 37 touchdowns against 12 interceptions the last two seasons, doing it without any help from Sammy Watkins last year. He’s electric on the ground, rushing for 1,148 yards and 10 touchdowns on 199 carries as Buffalo’s starter, translating to 6.03 fantasy points per game with his legs alone.
If Watkins can stay healthy, Taylor will have a true No. 1 receiver for the first time in his career, and the Bills did their quarterback a big favor by adding Zay Jones with the 37th overall pick in the draft. Not only does Taylor have top-five potential, he is going to realize that potential. — Michael Beller
It appears Harmon isn't the only one bullish on Tyrod. I did manage to find Harmon's QB rankings on FantasyPros, which have Tyrod pegged as the eigth best QB in the league. Tyrod is arguably the best draft day value at QB at his current ADP.
Brad Evans took Marcus Mariota in eigth round, 89th overall, and 18 picks ahead of his 71st overall ADP. Brad writes:
Aloha au ia ‘oe. English translation: I want to frolic hand-in-hand on a sunset-lit beach with the native Hawaiian. Recall in 2016 he was the third-most valuable fantasy passer Weeks 5-12 (67.4 cmp% 259.1 pypg, 29.8 rypg, 25:3 TD:INT). In general, his red-zone and deep-ball tosses were stunningly accurate. Yes, he often bombed after halftime (87.5 QB rating) and struggled in losses (80.1 QB rating, 6.7 YPA), but inconsistency is typical with any developing star.
Well-protected, flanked by a pair of stud running backs and likely to operate in more three-WR sets with Corey Davis and Eric Decker on roster, Mariota has all the ingredients needed to plate delicious numbers in 2017. If he experiences no setbacks in his broken leg recovery, investors are looking at a top-five passer (FF: 4,000 pyds, 300 ryds, 31-33 total TDs). Roster him, and celebratory Mai Tais flow.
Mariota is one of the most intriguing young QBs in the league, and enters 2017 in a great situation. It looks like Corey Davis could miss time due to a hamstring injury, but Mariota still has plenty of weapons at his disposal, most notably his ability to run the football himself.
Though Brad was ready to pull the trigger on Mariota at pick 89,
Brandon Marianne Lee "reached" for Drew Brees at 54th overall, 11 picks after his 43rd overall ADP. I couldn't find anything from Brandon on Brees this year, so it's Football Guys to the rescue again! Take it away, guys:
Drew Brees led the NFL last season in passing attempts, completions and yardage. He completed 70.0% of his attempts for 5,208 yards and 37 TDs. Over his eleven seasons with the Saints, Brees has enjoyed unparalleled success. He has averaged 4,888 passing yards, 7.73 yards per attempt, a completion rate of 67.8% and 35 touchdowns. He has missed only 2 games out of 176 and even though he turned 38 in January, he has not yet shown signs of slowing down. This season is the final year of the two-year $44.5 Million contract that he signed just last August, yet Brees recently stated that he thinks he could play several more seasons. This will be the third straight season that Brees has lost a top receiver. He has lost Jimmy Graham (2015), Marques Colston (2016), and Brandon Cooks (2017), but the offense has remained passing focused and productive. Over the past five seasons, the Saints have averaged 664 pass attempts and only 389 rushes. Do they rely so much on the passing offense because their defense performs poorly? Or is the passing game always their strength? This off-season's free agency and draft indicates that the offense could feature the running more in 2017. The Saints upgraded at Guard signing Larry Warford and drafted an offensive tackle in the first round. They signed free agent Adrian Peterson and drafted Alvin Kamara early in the third round, setting up a strong Running Back Committee.
It appears that a reduction of pass attempts is a strong possibility. Brees will likely target Michael Thomas frequently. Thomas was outstanding as a rookie a year ago with 92 catches for 1,137 yards and 9 TDs. The Saints also have Coby Fleener and Willie Snead returning. That pair produced 1,526 yards and 7 TDs on 152 receptions a year ago. Brees has not finished below QB6 in any season with the Saints and this year at 38 years old, with the loss of Cooks and the off-season running game additions, it is conceivable that he could finish there or lower in 2017. (May 20)
Though Brees is getting up there in age, he's still one of the best QBs in the league, and undoubtedly one of the all-time greats this league has ever seen. Though you're probably better off taking him at least a round after his ADP, you could make a much worse pick than Brees in the fourth.
Next up we have Andy Dalton, taken 154th overall. Though he was the last QB selected in this draft, Dalton was one of the few that was taken somewhat close to his ADP. Here's why Bob Harris likes Andy Dalton's late-round value in fantasy this year:
Dalton had his best season despite a suspect line, inconsistent running game, and injuries to key veteran players -- most notably A.J. Green and Tyler Eifert, easily his most dangerous and prolific downfield threats, who both missed significant time. Still, Dalton completed 64.7 percent of his passes, tallying 18 TDs with just eight interceptions despite being sacked 41 times. But those 18 were one fewer score than his 2014 career-low of 19.
On the bright side, the eight interceptions gave him consecutive campaigns with single-digit picks after four straight seasons with at least 13 and his 4,206 yards marked Dalton's second 4,000 yard effort in his career. If Eifert (a bit of a crapshoot coming off back surgery) and Green (who was already at full speed to start OTAs) can remain in the locked and upright position -- and if they get some immediate assistance from speedy rookie John Ross --, then expect Dalton's TD total to improve. If so, Dalton will be a tremendous value as a QB2.
Looks like Harris is a fan of Dalton's upside as a complementary QB to Kirk Cousins. Looking at FantasyPros QBBC rankings, Dalton ranks as the 2nd best complementary QB drafted after Cousins, averaging 17.7pts per week.
Last but not least we have Matthew Stafford, taken with the 145th pick, 37 picks after his ADP. This continues to feel weird to say, but relative to this draft Stafford was taken early.
There was a nickname given to one of the best players to ever play the quarterback position. Brett Favre was known as the ol’ gun slinger. With Favre retired (99.9% sure he’s retired for good), Stafford is the man that takes over that nickname.
It’s no secret that the Lions don’t like to run the ball that much. Only the Rams and Vikings had fewer rushing yards last season. Now that’s partly because of the personnel on the roster, but Stafford himself loves to throw and throw often. He was the ninth highest scoring QB in 2015 and the seventh highest last year. This year should be no different.
There are a lot of good weapons around Stafford this season. Detroit has Golden Tate and Marvin Jones on the outside along with Eric Ebron at tight end. Both Tate and Jones have big-play capability every time the ball is snapped. Ebron can be a difference maker too, but every time he takes the field it seems like he leaves with some sort of injury. He’s already dealing with a nagging hamstring in training camp. If he can manage to play a full 16 games this season, Stafford’s numbers will have a modest boost.
In addition to the weapons on the outside, Detroit is famous for utilizing their running backs as pass catchers out of the backfield. Both Theo Riddick and Ameer Abdullah are very capable receivers in their own right and give Stafford even more options. This Lions offense has the chance to be dangerous this season with Stafford leading the way. He’s being drafted around 15th for quarterbacks but should easily outperform that value in 2017.
I did manage to find Ciely's QB rankings from few weeks ago. Stafford was Ciely's 8th ranked QB and was the 14th QB taken in this draft. Stafford is a guy you can get late in casual drafts, and should return great value.
That's a wrap on part three, and a wrap on the risers. Monday, we'll jump into the WR fallers, followed by RB fallers on Tuesday, and we'll cap it all off with TE & QB fallers on Wednesday.
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2017.06.15 13:39 feedreddit LATEST on Steve Scalise – TRUMP visits hospital -- Shock on the Hill -- Dems hold off on gun debate -- WAPO: Special counsel investigating obstruction – FOX NEWS drops ‘fair and balanced’ slogan -- B’DAY: Alyssa Farah

LATEST on Steve Scalise – TRUMP visits hospital -- Shock on the Hill -- Dems hold off on gun debate -- WAPO: Special counsel investigating obstruction – FOX NEWS drops ‘fair and balanced’ slogan -- B’DAY: Alyssa Farah
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Good Thursday morning. THE LATEST ON STEVE SCALISE -- “Scalise remains in critical condition after mass shooting,” by Louis Nelson, John Bresnahan, and Jake Sherman: “House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is in critical condition in a Washington hospital, and will require additional surgeries after a bullet pierced his hip, injured organs and caused ‘severe bleeding,’ according to a statement Wednesday night. Scalise, a Louisiana Republican, is in MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Northwest D.C., where he has had at least two procedures, and ‘multiple units of blood transfusion,’ the hospital said Wednesday night. Scalise was brought to the hospital in ‘shock,’ the statement said. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited the hospital Wednesday night, and brought the Scalise family flowers.” http://politi.co/2ru9BWi
-- @realDonaldTrump at 9:41 p.m.: “Just left hospital. Rep. Steve Scalise, one of the truly great people, is in very tough shape - but he is a real fighter. Pray for Steve!”
STATEMENT FROM MATT MIKA’S FAMILY: “Matt suffered multiple gunshot wounds. He recently came out of surgery but remains in the ICU in critical condition and we expect him to stay there for at least several days. Our family is now here with him and we continue to ask for privacy and understanding while we focus on Matt and his recovery.
“Many have asked about Matt and what we can share about him. While the attack today was a terrible surprise, Matt’s presence on the ball field, helping longtime colleagues and friends was not. He is a very thoughtful, fun-loving person who is competitive and loyal; all things which contributed to his continued commitment to the Congressional Baseball Game.”
-- “Who were the people injured at Wednesday’s baseball practice shooting?,” by Rachael Bade, Theo Meyer, John Lauinger, and Kyle Cheney: http://politi.co/2tppcmG
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THE VENEER, SHATTERED. Members of Congress have long thought of Washington as a safe space, of sorts. Sure, they engage in heated rhetoric in the Capitol, waging partisan war from early in the morning until late at night. But their life in Washington is quite sheltered: they exercise in a members-only gym. Many of them sleep in their offices in the Capitol complex. They eat and drink together at partisan social clubs. But we’re hearing a refrain we first heard in 2011, when Gabby Giffords was shot: we’re sitting ducks.
-- FROM USA TODAY’S HEIDI PRZYBYLA: “[L]awmakers including Cedric Richmond, D-La., had expressed fears last week about member safety. Richmond, who chairs the Congressional Black Caucus, raised his concerns directly to House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.” https://usat.ly/2rjOi5ERichmond is a good friend of Scalise’s, as well.
THE SENSE OF SHOCK in the Capitol -- especially the House -- is extraordinarily palpable. The mood was tense all day, and remained uncertain at night. Several House Republicans were texting us throughout the evening, wondering about the severity of Scalise’s injuries. Lawmakers are extraordinarily shaken. Forget party affiliation: Congress -- and Washington -- is a big saga with a set of predictable characters: lawmakers, aides, lobbyists, reporters. And when one gets hurt, sick, injured -- many realize it could easily be them. And a shooting like this is causing lawmakers and staff to take stock of their own safety. Countless lawmakers we spoke to throughout the day yesterday were rethinking their out-in-front, prominent roles in today’s political scene.
CAPITOL HILL REPORTERS were shaken up, as well. First of all, dozens of reporters work in the Capitol every day. And unlike the White House -- which regularly dumps all over reporters and decries their work product as phony -- lawmakers on the Hill are generally cordial with journalists in the Capitol and respect the job we do. We spend years covering lawmakers up close and oftentimes develop an easy rapport with people like Scalise -- savvy pols who successfully make their way up the leadership ladder. Scalise shows up at off-the-record happy hours for reporters at the annual Republican retreat. His office, like others, throws cocktail receptions to get to become better acquainted with Capitol Hill reporters. That doesn’t mean the relationship isn’t adversarial at times -- it most definitely is. It means building a personal relationship -- getting to know each other as human beings -- is important to both sides. We know Scalise, Paul Ryan, Kevin McCarthy, Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer as politicians, but most of us have had many occasions to talk to them on a personal level, as well.
--“Photos: Following the aftermath of the congressional shooting” -- 43 pixhttp://politi.co/2sdsCd0
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP is getting bipartisan plaudits so far for his strong speech Wednesday, and his visit to Scalise family in the hospital Wednesday night.
HAPPENING TODAY -- Trump is giving a speech and signing an executive order on apprenticeships. Vice President Mike Pence will be in Miami to give the keynote address at the Conference on Prosperity and Security, a gathering focused on Central American political and security issues.
THE HOUSE is out of session after 4 p.m. today. The Congressional Baseball Game is on. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and first pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. at Nationals Park. More info and tickets herehttp://atmlb.com/2sCV4aM
--“The Congressional Baseball Game: A History in Pictures: How the most bipartisan event in Washington has changed over time” -- 10 pixhttp://politi.co/2rucdng
THE POLITICS -- “Democrats wary of reviving gun debate too soon,” by Seung Min Kim, Burgess Everett and Heather Caygle: “One year ago, Sen. Chris Murphy sprang into action almost immediately after a gun massacre at an Orlando nightclub - accusing Congress of an ‘unconscionable deafening silence’ and launching a 15-hour filibuster on the Senate floor. But the gun-control advocate who once argued that lawmakers should put forward ‘legislative action within an hour of a shooting’ was more circumspect on Wednesday after a shooting at a congressional baseball practice in the suburbs of Washington. One tragic incident, he acknowledged, won’t move the needle - even one that affected one of their own, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.). …
“[T]he tone among even the most ardent proponents of stricter gun laws was dramatically different. In multiple interviews, several Democratic lawmakers urged that no, today was not the day to revive the dormant gun control debate. It was too soon, it hit too close to home - and lawmakers simply didn’t want to stand accused of politicizing a shooting that injured a colleague and friend.” http://politi.co/2t50qZx
-- JONATHAN MARTIN on A18 of the NYT: “Their Own Targeted, G.O.P. Lawmakers Want Looser Gun Laws, Not Stricter Ones.”http://nyti.ms/2s3RtBh
ON THE HOUSE FLOOR TODAY --HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER KEVIN MCCARTHY will “offer a resolution to commend the heroic actions of Capitol Police and other first responders, and recognize everyone affected by this tragic incident."
BEHIND THE SCENES -- FROM KYLE CHENEY, our incredibly versatile House reporter who spent the day in Alexandria reporting on the shooting: “In the course of reporting from Alexandria, I had two eye-opening encounters with witnesses that really gnawed at me during such a harrowing moment. I arrived at the ballpark less than an hour after the shooting and overheard one witness – a man possibly in his mid-20s -- excitedly describing the incident in vivid detail over the phone. It was still a murky situation at that point, so as soon as he hung up, I asked him if he could repeat to me what he had seen.
“The man immediately tensed up and told me that there was no way he’d talk to the media because he can’t stand the press and he thinks we’re all complicit in leaking (of what, I’m not sure). I told him I personally hadn’t ‘leaked’ anything but in fact knew and reported on some of the people on the field that morning – and that his information might help provide some clarity at a critical moment. He still refused. A short while later, while holed up in a coffee shop across from the field, I chatted with a young woman who also witnessed the aftermath. She said she took comfort when she found out the assailant had targeted members of Congress – not because she wished them any harm but because it would’ve been more unnerving, she said, had the violence been random. Both conversations were revealing about some of the sad realities we now live with.
“It’s only fair if I also mention that these encounters were exceptions on a day of many kindnesses. Most witnesses were forthcoming with as much detail as they could muster, and I watched as random passersby delivered Gatorade, iced tea and even a bag full of Chick-fil-A to police on the scene. And the police then shared the spoils with journalists, pedestrians and others baking in the Alexandria sun.”
WAPO SCOOP -- “Special counsel is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice, officials say,” by Devlin Barrett, Adam Entous, Ellen Nakashima and Sari Horowitz: “The move by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to investigate Trump’s conduct marks a major turning point in the nearly year-old FBI investigation, which until recently focused on Russian meddling during the presidential campaign and on whether there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. Investigators have also been looking for any evidence of possible financial crimes among Trump associates, officials said. …
“Five people briefed on the interview requests, speaking on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly, said that Daniel Coats, the current director of national intelligence, Mike Rogers, head of the National Security Agency, and Rogers’s recently departed deputy, Richard Ledgett, agreed to be interviewed by Mueller’s investigators as early as this week. The investigation has been cloaked in secrecy, and it is unclear how many others have been questioned by the FBI. …
“The White House now refers all questions about the Russia investigation to Trump’s personal attorney, Marc Kasowitz. ‘The FBI leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal,’ said Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Kasowitz.” http://wapo.st/2rjkqqo
-- WSJ’s Del Quentin Wilber, Shane Harris and Paul Sonne: “The special counsel also plans to interview Rick Ledgett, who recently retired as the deputy director of the NSA … While Mr. Ledgett was still in office, he wrote a memo documenting a phone call that Mr. Rogers had with Mr. Trump, according to people familiar with the matter. During the call, the president questioned the veracity of the intelligence community’s judgment that Russia had interfered with the election and tried to persuade Mr. Rogers to say there was no evidence of collusion between his campaign and Russian officials.” http://on.wsj.com/2sD4vXP
HUFFPOST and DRUDGE earlier this morning had pretty much the same banner – HuffPo: “BDAY PRESENT FOR PREZ: OBSTRUCTION INQUIRY” ... Drudge: “WASH POST BDAY PRESENT TO TRUMP: MUELLER PROBES OBSTRUCTION”.
CAN’T STOP, WON’T STOP -- “Manafort still doing international work,” by Ken Vogel: “Paul Manafort is at the center of an FBI investigation into ties between President Donald Trump’s team and the Russians, but that hasn’t stopped him from doing business with international figures and companies, partly by claiming continued access to Trump, according to people familiar with his dealings.
“Manafort in recent weeks has either consulted or worked with a Chinese construction billionaire looking to expand his business overseas and a telecommunications firm interested in regulatory approval from governments in Asia and the Middle East, as well as an investment fund claiming links to the Chinese government, according to documents and interviews.
“Manafort quietly consulted on a proposal under which the Chinese fund — the China Development Fund — would invest $30 billion or more in the Puerto Rican government's bond debt and possibly the island's critical infrastructure, according to documents and interviews with four people familiar with the negotiations, including a Manafort business partner.
“One of the people, a lawyer involved in the discussions, said Manafort indicated that he could convince the Trump administration to support any resulting deal, because he’s remained in contact with Trump’s team, and that he played a role in helping to soften Trump's tough campaign rhetoric on China. ‘He’s going around telling people that he’s still talking to the president and -- even more than that -- that he is helping to shape Trump’s foreign policy,’ said the lawyer involved in the discussions.” http://politi.co/2rjtsDO
TARA PALMERI AND KEN VOGEL: “Trump huddled with donors on day of Comey testimony”: “On the same day last week that fired FBI Director James Comey delivered his damaging Senate testimony, President Donald Trump’s team summoned about a dozen top donors to the White House to rally support for Trump’s agenda. The donors -- including Ken Griffin, Doug DeVos, Tom Hicks, Jr., Bekah Mercer, Todd Ricketts, Tom Saunders, Paul Singer and Dick Uihlein -- gathered in the Roosevelt Room on June 8 for a briefing from Trump’s legislative director Marc Short, according to a senior administration official and other people familiar with the event.
“These people said that Trump himself stopped by the briefing to greet the donors, while Vice President Mike Pence, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway also spent time at the event. … A White House spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment on the donor briefing. But a senior administration official said that topics covered during the briefing included healthcare, tax reform, the confirmation of Supreme Court justice Neil Gorsuch, pending judicial nominations, the Paris accord and the Saudi arms sale. ‘[It was a] 'here's what we see as the legislative calendar and how you can be helpful' type of meeting,’ the official said.” http://politi.co/2rtB8HL
COMING ATTRACTIONS -- “Jeh Johnson to testify publicly in House Russia probe,” by Austin Wright: “Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is set to testify publicly next Wednesday before the House Intelligence Committee as part of its investigation into Russia’s election meddling, according to a congressional source. Johnson appeared earlier this week before the Senate Intelligence Committee, but the session was closed.” http://politi.co/2sCSeCE
IMPORTANT READ -- MEGYN KELLY SPEAKS -- NYT'S JIM RUTENBERG: "Megyn Kelly, Alex Jones and a Fine Line Between News and Promotion": "Where’s the line between covering a scoundrel as a news figure and giving him a promotional platform? The question has consumed Megyn Kelly this week, after she showed a trailer Sunday night of her coming feature on NBC about Alex Jones, the conspiracy theorist who has questioned whether the Sandy Hook school massacre truly happened and asserted that Sept. 11 was an inside job....
"'What we do as journalists is we shine a light on those with power, those with influence, those who have become culturally relevant,' she said. 'Of course, it’s upsetting to know that doing that causes any upset to the Newtown families, many of whom I know well. But I have to do my job.'... 'As journalists, we don’t get to interview only the good guys — that’s not journalism,' ... 'It’s going to be very difficult for us to keep an eye on the more controversial figures of our time if we never talk to them.'" https://nyti.ms/2tmhgmj
THE JUICE …
-- HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. PRESIDENT: Trump celebrated his 71st birthday with dinner at the White House before going to visit Scalise in the hospital, per a pool report. Eric, Donald Jr., Ivanka and Jared Kushner, their kids and Tiffany were all there.
-- ISAAC DOVERE is reporting that Lambda Legal is opening up a D.C. office and plans to raise an additional $25 million over the next for years in an effort to ratchet up the fight against the Trump administration. Sharon McGowan, who was until January a top attorney in the Justice Department’s civil rights division under President Barack Obama, is running the office. http://politi.co/2sdDcRd
-- SPOTTED: Chris Ruddy, Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) having an animated conversation in the lobby of Trump Hotel on Tuesday night.
-- SENATE LEADERSHIP FUND reported dropping $443,104 to boost Sen. Luther Strange’s (R-Ala.) candidacy. … The CHAMBER OF COMMERCE reported $153,491 in spending on behalf of Karen Handel in Georgia.
THE ALLEGED SHOOTER -- “James Hodgkinson’s long descent into rage: ‘Nobody really knew anything about him,’” by Lorraine Woellert, Josh Meyer and Alan Greenblatt: “James T. Hodgkinson lived a seemingly comfortable existence back home. He had a wife, friends and a pool where he hosted parties. How and why his life ended on a blood-soaked field halfway across the nation remains largely a mystery to investigators trying to piece together his life. Anger, plain and simple, seemed to be one driver. A man prone to aggressive outbursts, Hodgkinson had grown increasingly angry at the political order in recent years, lashing out online against President Donald Trump and other Republicans. ...
“Hodgkinson was no stranger to law enforcement. He had a lengthy arrest record and seemed prone to violent fits. Most recently, he had been warned about shooting a high-powered gun in the vicinity of his neighbors’ houses. ... In April 2006, he was arrested on firearms and battery charges after he allegedly punched his girlfriend in the face and pulled a 12-gauge shotgun on a witness, Joel Fernandez, who had attempted to intervene.” http://politi.co/2s4g6Ot
THE BIG PICTURE -- “How an Annual Ballgame Has Kept Congress Civil,” by Ben Strauss for Politico Magazine: “What might seem like just a bunch of middle-aged men reliving their high school glory, has become in recent years a meaningful tribute to the painfully nostalgic notion of old-fashioned bipartisanship in an increasingly divided nation. And so while one baseball team -- this one made up of Republican Congressmen and Senators -- cowered behind fences and trees to save their lives, their ostensible opponents -- a group of Democratic lawmakers -- gathered in a dugout 10 miles away in Northeast Washington. They stood arm in arm, and prayed for their colleagues.” http://politi.co/2sviQpp
-- “Obama reaches out to Sen. Flake after shooting,” by Elana Schor: “Former President Barack Obama reached out to Sen. Jeff Flake Wednesday morning in the wake of the shooting at the GOP’s congressional baseball game practice to extend his ‘best wishes and prayers’ for the victims, the Arizona Republican said.” http://politi.co/2t4QeQM
GARRETT GRAFF in POLITICO Magazine, “How Congress Failed to Plan for Doomsday: What would happen if some crazed gunman or terrorist massacred Congress? We don’t really know—and that’s bad news for our democracy”: “One idea floated was that each member of Congress should designate his or her own list of successors in case of incapacitation—with those successors serving until either the next regular election or the member regained the ability to hold office. Several states, including Delaware and Texas, had passed similar bills during the 1950s and 1960s at the height of the Cold War to reconstitute their state legislatures following a nuclear attack. Two former House speakers, Thomas Foley and Newt Gingrich, endorsed that ‘expeditious path’ to solving the congressional continuity issue and preserving the House’s directly elected ‘legitimacy.’” http://politi.co/2rjrgfy
FOR YOUR RADAR -- “Turkish Guards Will Be Charged in Embassy Protest, Officials Say,” by NYT’s Nick Fandos: “Law enforcement officials plan to announce charges Thursday against a dozen members of the Turkish president’s security detail for their involvement in a brutal attack on protesters outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence here last month, two American officials said on Wednesday. ... The police planned to announce the charges at a news conference on Thursday morning.” http://nyti.ms/2s3N6GE
NOT THE ONION -- “Rodman gives Kim the gift of Trump: ‘The Art of the Deal,’” by AP’s Eric Talmadge in Pyongyang: “Dennis Rodman has delivered a message from President Donald Trump to North Korea -- sort of. On Thursday, the former NBA player gave the country’s sports minister a copy of Trump’s book ‘The Art of the Deal,’ a present intended for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. It wasn’t signed by Trump, who was Rodman’s boss for two seasons of the ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ reality TV show. Rodman has said his visit has nothing to do with the White House.” http://apne.ws/2rz07EJ
MEDIAWATCH -- GABE SHERMAN in NYMag, “Fox News Is Dropping Its ‘Fair & Balanced’ Slogan”: “As Fox News moves further into the post–Roger Ailes era, the network is shedding one of its most iconic elements. According to network executives, Fox News has abandoned the marketing slogan ‘Fair & Balanced.’ ... [One] executive explained that the tagline was ‘too closely associated with Roger.’ Fox executives have been instructed by management to market the network by its other tagline: ‘Most Watched. Most Trusted.’ It is hard to overstate the significance of what shedding ‘Fair & Balanced’ means for Fox News. (It would be like the New York Times giving up ‘All the News That’s Fit to Print.’) Ailes invented the slogan when he launched the network in 1996, and over the years it became a quasi-religious doctrine among Fox’s anchors and viewers. ... In the annals of modern advertising, ‘Fair & Balanced’ will be considered a classic.” http://nym.ag/2sdxEWZ
SPOTTED last night at the Third Annual Sandy Hook Promise Gala at the Mellon Auditorium: The three co-chairs: Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.). Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), who were honored for the Toomey-Manchin bill and No Fly No Buy, respectively. Emcees were Sandy Hook parents Mark Barden and Nicole Hockley, who replaced Megyn Kelly after she interviewed Alex Jones, the media figure who alleges the massacre is a hoax. ALSO SPOTTED: Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.), Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), Rachel Kelly, Joe Dunn, David Bonine, Cynthia Pullom, Ian Rayder, Lou Constantino, Francis Creighton, Cindy Brown, Bruce Heiman, Liz Allen and Nasim Fussell.
OUT AND ABOUT -- On the near 45th anniversary of the Watergate break-in (June 17, 1972), Steve Clemons held a discussion last night at the Watergate Hotel titled “Watergate Then and Now,” where Steve interviewed Scott Stossel, Jennifer Rubin, McKay Coppins and Thomas Mallon. SPOTTED: Rakel and Jacques Cohen, Jeff David, Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), Kevin Baron, Sally Quinn, Quinn Bradlee, Harris Wofford, Matthew Charlton, Yael Luttwak, James Barbour, Kathy Gilsinan, Will Hiley, Robb Harleston, Ron Christie, Neil Munro, Jed Shein, Annie Groer, David and Danielle Frum, Tomicah Tillemann, Indira Lakshmanan, Allen Abel, Kevin Chaffee, Grover Norquist, Michael Mael, Gary Silversmith, U.K. Ambassador Kim Darroch, Armanda Downes, Max Neuberger.
OUT AND ABOUT IN NYC -- The Hudson Institute Wednesday night hosted its spring reception in New York at the home of Joe and Marlene Ricketts. UN Ambassador Nikki Haley sat down with Hudson CEO Ken Weinstein for an off-the-record chat about her role as U.S. Ambassador to the UN. Haley said she told Trump “I’m not going to be a talking head or a wallflower” when he offered her the job. On Jim Mattis, she said “I think he’s the coolest guy I’ve ever met ... other than (her husband) Michael.” SPOTTED: Joe and Marlene Ricketts, Todd Ricketts, Silvie Legere, Paul Singer, BofA’s Jeffrey Peek, Annie Dickerson, Angela Meyers, Ed Cox, Deputy UN Ambassador Jon Lerner, Hudsonians Ken Weinstein, John Walters, Scooter Libby, Walter Russell Mead, Chris DeMuth
SPOTTED at a Greenberg, Quinlan, Rosner party last night for new COO Lindsey Reynolds (longtime COO of the DNC) and new partners Elizabeth Sena and Kristi Lowe: Anna Greenberg, John Hagner, Al Quinlan, Lauren Dillon, Jeremy Rosner, Dan Sena, Earl Fowlkes, Jeremy Baker, and Maureen Garde.
SPOTTED Tuesday night aboard the super yacht of philanthropists John Evans and Steve Wozencraft for New America’s Bretton Woods II at Sea event where attendees discussed how to address global risks though strategic investments in social impact and development: Canada’s UN Ambassador and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau’s confidant Marc-Andre Blanchard, top World Bank official Aly Rahim, Bretton Woods II director Tomicah Tillemann, Facebook’s Craig Mullaney, Sovereign Investor Institute chairman Scott Kalb, Edelman’s Peter Segall, Georgetown Dean Joel Hellman, and representatives from the White House, State Department and USAID.
TRANSITIONS -- LIZ JOHNSON has joined U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement as director of its office of public affairs, where she will direct the agency’s global communications efforts. She was previously the communications director for former Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and most recently served as spokeswoman for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch during the Senate confirmation process. ... Jessica Jennings, formerly with the Dem Convention and HFA, is the new director of communications at the University of Maryland. She’s been working with Indivisible since their launch post-election and was previously press secretary at the British Embassy in Washington.
... Briannon Gillis has recently joined Emergent BioSolutions as PAC manager on the government affairs team. Previously she was a PAC fundraiser for Sens. Chuck Schumer, Dianne Feinstein, and Mark Udall, Reps. Paul Tonko, Matt Cartwright, Bonnie Watson-Coleman, Tom Suozzi, and Louise Slaughter, as well as finance director for Kathleen Matthews. ... Henry Darwin has been hired to serve as chief of operations for the EPA. He previously was COO for the Doug Ducey administration since August 2015. ... Julie Kearney, VP of regulatory affairs for the Consumer Technology Association, was picked yesterday as the new president of the Federal Communications Bar Association.
--“Emily’s List taps a Washington outsider as executive director,” by WaPo’s Philip Rucker: “Emily Cain, who helped lead fellow Democrats to the majority in the Maine House of Representatives in 2012, has been tapped to try to do the same for Democrats nationally at the helm of Emily’s List, which works to elect pro-choice Democratic women to offices ranging from city councils to the presidency.” http://wapo.st/2t4xW2b
WELCOME TO THE WORLD -- Becca Ginsberg Rutkoff, head of D.C. and regional communications for Google (and a birthday girl today), and Robby Rutkoff, VP for corporate social responsibility at Guggenheim Partners, welcomed their first child, Henry Langer Rutkoff late Monday night. Henry, Mom and Dad are home from the hospital and eating like champs. Picshttp://bit.ly/2sCOiSl ... http://bit.ly/2ryHOPX
BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: Dana Bash, CNN’s chief political correspondent. How she’s celebrating: “My birthday falls on my son’s last day of kindergarten this year. It’s a half day, which means I get to spend most of it with him. What could be better?” Read her Playbook Plus Q&A:http://politi.co/2s4msxq
BIRTHDAYS: Adam Jentleson, former deputy chief of staff for Harry Reid now senior strategic advisor at CAP Action ... Dan Schwerin (hat tip: brother Josh) ... Sarah Hurwitz (h/t Michael Kikukawa) ... Becca Ginsberg Rutkoff, Google comms. maven ... Ryan Chittum, reporter for International Consortium of Investigative Journalists ... Fox News star Marie Harf, the pride of Granville, Ohio and former senior advisor for strategic comms. to Secretary Kerry (h/t Steve Clemons) ... Alyssa Farah, comms director and senior adviser for the House Freedom Caucus, is 28 (but actually ageless) ... AP’s Evan Vucci ... Johnny Hallyday ... former House Majority Whip Tony Coelho, now an advocate for the disabled, is 75 ... ABC News digital journalist Ali Rogin is 3-0 ... Politico’s Brian Faler ... Reps. Adam Smith and Rick Larsen (D-Wash.) are both 52 ... Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) is 42 ... NYT’s Clifford Levy is 5-0 ...
... MSNBC producer William Rabbe ... Joseph Brazauskas, staff director for the subcommittee on environment for the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, is 35, celebrating by playing the Pizza Party game and Mall Madness over happy hour on Friday night with friends (h/t Kristina Baum) ... former Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-Kans.) is 66 ... former Rep. Tony Coelho (D-Calif.) is 75 … Jamie Greenheck, global managing director of food, beverage and ag at FleishmanHillard ... Susan Toffler, a CNN alum ... former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is 63 … Tim Wilson is 36 ... Sara Libby … Abigail Wuest ... Jana Plat ... David Dreyer … Deborah Lukovich … Sue Grady (h/ts Teresa Vilmain) ... former Va. Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling is 6-0 ... Morgan Feist ... Steven Stafford ... Karen Townsend ... Nick Luna ... Scott Monaghan is 6-0 ... Jim Belushi is 62 ... actress Helen Hunt is 54 ... Courteney Cox is 53 ... Ice Cube is 48 ... Neil Patrick Harris is 44 (h/ts AP)
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2017.06.14 13:19 feedreddit BREAKING OVERNIGHT: Massive fire in west London -- WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE: TRUMP slaps down House Republicans’ health care bill -- POLITICO/MORNING CONSULT POLL: Voters trust Comey over Trump -- B’DAY: Brian Fallon

BREAKING OVERNIGHT: Massive fire in west London -- WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE: TRUMP slaps down House Republicans’ health care bill -- POLITICO/MORNING CONSULT POLL: Voters trust Comey over Trump -- B’DAY: Brian Fallon
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. PRESIDENT. Donald Trump turns 71 today (h/ts Reince and Spicer).
BREAKING OVERNIGHT ... THE LATEST FROM LONDON FIRE -- “6 dead in London fire; figure expected to rise” – AP/London: “London’s Metropolitan Police say six people have died in the devastating fire that engulfed a west London apartment block. Police say the number is expected to rise. Police commander Stuart Cundy says he can ‘confirm six fatalities at this time but this figure is likely to rise during what will be a complex recovery operation over a number of days.’ Cundy says many others are receiving medical care. Some 50 people are being treated in hospitals after a massive fire set a 24-story apartment block in west London ablaze overnight.” http://apne.ws/2srBxu0
--THE GUARDIAN: “The blaze rapidly engulfed the full height of the 24-storey block, and was still burning strongly more than six hours later, with a thick pall of dark smoke visible across the capital. Residents could be seen waving and screaming from their windows, as firefighters wearing breathing apparatus fought to rescue them from their flats. Shortly before 8am, the London fire commissioner, Dany Cotton [said:] ‘In my 29 years of being a firefighter I have never ever seen anything of this scale.’” http://bit.ly/2rgHyFN
Good Wednesday morning. IMAGINE IF you’re a House Republican, and voted for the leadership’s health-care bill in May after being told that you were doing the newly elected president a solid. You listened to the White House’s pleading -- perhaps you got a phone call from Vice President Mike Pence, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus or even the president himself. The administration was on the Hill nonstop to push their legislation. You explained to your constituents that the late-in-the-game changes made to the bill helped cover more people. You celebrated with him in the Rose Garden after passage.
NOW YOU HEAR THE PRESIDENT has gone behind closed doors and told senators the House bill is “mean” and says it doesn’t do enough to cover people. Wouldn’t that anger you? Well, it’s angering a lot of House Republicans, who believe their president put them at political risk with that comment. A Senate health care bill was always going to be more moderate than the House version. If you're a House Republican, are you going to help the White House next time after the president privately just dumped all over you after you cast a vote for him? A lot of GOP lawmakers are buzzing about it, and many are none too pleased with the president right now. Story: “AP sources: Trump tells senators House health bill ‘mean,’” by Alan Fram. http://apne.ws/2t0vZnB
ONE MORE QUICK THOUGHT -- Republicans on the Hill spent years decrying behind-the-scenes machinations of government. Now they have an attorney general that is refusing to discuss his conversations with the president. And a Senate majority that seeking to pass a major health-care bill without hearings.
FOR THE WEST WING -- “Poll: Voters trust Comey over Trump,” by Steven Shepard: “Voters have greater faith in former FBI Director James Comey to tell the truth than in President Donald Trump, who has disputed the veracity of Comey’s sworn testimony before a Senate committee last week. A new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll conducted in the days following Comey’s appearance before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, 45 percent of voters said they trust Comey more to tell the truth, compared to 32 percent for Trump. Twenty-three percent have no opinion.” http://politi.co/2rvcoJY
NYT A1, GLENN THRUSH, MAGGIE HABERMAN AND JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS -- “Trump Stews, Staff Steps In, and Mueller Is Safe for Now”: “[T]he president ... began entertaining the idea of firing Mr. Mueller even as his staff tried to discourage him from something they believed would turn a bad situation into a catastrophe, according to several people with direct knowledge of Mr. Trump’s interactions. … For now, the staff has prevailed. ‘While the president has every right to’ fire Mr. Mueller, ‘he has no intention to do so,’ the White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters late Tuesday.
“But people close to Mr. Trump say he is so volatile they cannot be sure that he will not change his mind about Mr. Mueller if he finds out anything to lead him to believe the investigation has been compromised. And his ability to endure a free-ranging investigation, directed by Mr. Mueller, that could raise questions about the legitimacy of his Electoral College victory, the topic that most provokes his rage, will be a critical test for a president who has continued on Twitter and elsewhere to flout the advice of his staff, friends and legal team.”
“Among the aides most alarmed by the idea of firing Mr. Mueller … was Reince Priebus … Donald F. McGahn II, the White House counsel, has also advised against firing Mr. Mueller. Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and adviser, supported firing Mr. Comey, but he has been less pugnacious lately, administration officials said. Mr. Trump’s wife, Melania, has adopted a more temperate tone, telling her husband that she believed the appointment of Mr. Mueller would speed resolution of the Russia scandal and expressing her view that he would be exonerated, according to two people with direct knowledge of her advice.” http://nyti.ms/2rpXNEu
-- @nickconfessore: “The first senior Trump official to leave and write a dishy tell-all about life in the White House is going to make a lot of money.”
DARREN SAMUELSOHN, “6 explosive moments that could still come in Russia probe: The president and his attorneys are showing an increasing willingness to play hardball”: “The Trump-Russia investigation is moving at a breakneck pace compared with past White House scandals. ... [H]ere are six potent powder kegs awaiting Trump, Mueller and Congress: Executive privilege ... Lawyer versus lawyer: More than a dozen lawyers are already working on behalf of Trump and his associates in the Russia investigation ... Trump’s tax returns ... A grand jury: The federal courthouse in Washington could become the center of the political universe. ... [T]he Constitution Avenue location is a likely spot where he might convene a grand jury for witness testimony in his investigation and for potential criminal indictments. ... Presidential interference ... Indictments ... As Mueller brings the probe to a close, he could face perhaps the most explosive of all decisions: whether to prosecute the president himself.” http://politi.co/2t0Sdpn
GARY COHN MANAGING FED CHIEF SEARCH -- WSJ’S NICK TIMIRAOS and KATE DAVIDSON -- “Officials won’t publicly outline any timetable for their decision or shortlist of candidates. Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s term runs through January, and President Donald Trump didn’t rule out her reappointment in an April interview. Ms. Yellen’s reappointment isn’t an outcome many observers expect because of Mr. Trump’s fierce criticism of her during the final weeks of last year’s presidential campaign. But his willingness to consider her speaks to the amicable relationship they have forged since Mr. Trump took office, observers say.
“Since taking office, the president and his advisers haven’t publicly questioned the Fed’s actions -- including its decision to raise short-term interest rates in March. The Fed has also signaled it is likely to raise rates again at its two-day meeting that concludes Wednesday. An alternative to Ms. Yellen could be Mr. Cohn, who became Mr. Trump’s top economic adviser after a 26-year career at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Mr. Cohn has emerged as a key intermediary in the administration’s relationship with the central bank.” http://on.wsj.com/2tl4Z1p
FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: The Trump administration is holding two “listening sessions” today at the White House. At 10 a.m., HHS SECRETARY TOM PRICE and CMS ADMINISTRATOR SEEMA VERMA are meeting with 13 doctors for an Obamacare session. List of the doctorshttp://politi.co/2rZIcu0NEC DIRECTOR GARY COHN is then hosting one on tax reform at 2:30 p.m. The participants: Mitch Bainwol of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers; Jake Jones of the Alliance and the Daimler Group; Curtis Magleby of the American Automotive Policy Council and Ford; Matt Blunt of AAPC, Victoria Barnes of AAPC and GM; Howard Hakes, Cody Lusk and Rachel Robinson of the American International Automobile Dealers Association, Robert Redding and Robert Wills of the Automotive Service Association, John Bozella and Paul Ryan of Global Automakers, Doug Murtha of Global Automakers and Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Steve Handschuh and Lacy Wilson of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association; David Regan, Mark Scarpelli, and Pete Welch of the National Auto Dealers Association; and Damon Lester of the National Association of Minority Dealers.
THE BIG PICTURE -- NANCY COOK and ANDREW RESTUCCIA: “Trump tries to master the art of the tiny”: “Bill Clinton salvaged his presidency by focusing on small-ball policy wins. Now Team Trump is trying to master the art of thinking tiny. Faced with a rising drumbeat of scandal stemming from ongoing Russia probes, President Donald Trump is continuing to pursue a big, complicated legislative agenda -- repealing Obamacare, reforming the tax system and passing an infrastructure package.
“Any of those would be hard to achieve in perfect circumstances, but with the GOP ideologically fragmented and the White House distracted by legal trouble, it’s increasingly difficult to imagine Trump landing a big win. Veterans of past White Houses say if the president wants to keep Republican voters on his side, it’s time to turn his attention to putting forward discrete, achievable policy proposals that he can actually get done. ...
“The White House seems to be getting the message. For months, executive branch actions to unwind or rewrite regulations got little notice. But in recent weeks, wonkier policies are getting more fanfare, with briefings for reporters and appearances by Cabinet officials in the press room. On Wednesday, Trump is expected to announce the reorganization of government job training programs at the Labor Department as part of the White House’s ‘workforce development week’ -- the latest in the administration’s recent efforts to highlight tangible, limited goals like privatizing air traffic control or slashing regulations. An administration official said the White House is planning more policy-themed weeks in the coming months, including one on energy tentatively scheduled for late June. The official said the weeks are aimed at unifying the White House’s message.” http://politi.co/2s9zQP9
THE HEARING -- “5 takeaways from Sessions’ Russia testimony,” by Seung Min Kim and Josh Gerstein: “Sessions’ go-to line: ‘I don’t recall’ … The ‘I don’t recall’ line was a reliable response from the attorney general during the nearly three-hour grilling, particularly about one of the biggest questions raised before his testimony - whether he had further undisclosed meetings with Russian officials. … Senate Republicans run interference. While Democrats were harsh toward Sessions, nearly all Republicans treated him gingerly. … Sessions rattled under pressure. The still-new attorney general has had little practice at the witness table, and it showed as he became rattled under questioning from Democrats who have accused him of not being forthcoming about his interactions with Russian officials. …
“Sessions and his deputy show some daylight. Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein were testifying on Capitol Hill simultaneously Tuesday, but they weren't always in sync. One such moment came when Sessions testified that Comey likely had an obligation to notify Congress when new evidence emerged in the probe into Hillary Clinton's State Department emails last October. … Unasked questions. … The most glaring: Did Sessions ever offer to resign due to Trump’s dissatisfaction with his job performance, as several news outlets have reported? The attorney general might have punted, but his reaction might have betrayed the answer.” http://politi.co/2rZVt60
SURROUND-SOUND -- “Nearly 200 Democratic lawmakers sue Trump citing business conflicts,” by USA Today’s Steve Reilly: “Nearly 200 Democratic members of Congress filed a lawsuit against President Trump on Wednesday morning alleging that his continued ties to his business empire violate the U.S. Constitution. The unprecedented legal action accuses Trump of violating the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits federal officials from accepting gifts or titles from foreign governments without congressional approval. The lawsuit will have the greatest number of congressional plaintiffs of any lawsuit against the president in the nation’s history, according to Michigan Rep. John Conyers, the House Judiciary Committee’s top-ranking Democrat. ‘We do this not out of any sense of pleasure or partisanship, but because President Trump has left us with no other option,’ he said.” https://usat.ly/2szveo0
-- Democratic lawmakers will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. in the LBJ Room.
-- THE ORIGINAL SCOOP. HEATHER CAYGLE, on June 7: "Democrats to sue Trump over conflicts of interest"http://politi.co/2rvm2fS
REMINDER: WE ARE STILL AT WAR -- “Trump gives Pentagon authority to set troop levels in Afghanistan,” by WaPo’s Thomas Gibbons-Neff: “President Trump has given the Pentagon new authority to decide the troop levels in Afghanistan, a U.S. official said Tuesday. The move could lead to a deployment of thousands more troops as commanders decide the way forward in the 15-year-old war. The U.S. official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to talk candidly, said the move is similar to the April decision that gave the Pentagon more authority to set troop levels in Iraq and Syria. The change, the Pentagon said, was so units could deploy at their proper strength to better maintain unit cohesion.” http://wapo.st/2smOKDF
VIRGINIA GUV RACE: NORTHAM VS. GILLESPIE -- GREGORY SCHNEIDER in WAPO: “Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam won the Democratic nomination for governor of Virginia Tuesday by an unexpectedly wide margin, and Republican Ed Gillespie held off a surprising challenge from Donald Trump acolyte Corey A. Stewart for that party’s nomination. …
“[G]illespie edged past Stewart by just over a percentage point — fewer than 4,500 votes. … The nation was watching Virginia as a political laboratory for how the political parties handle the deep divisions that followed last year’s election of President Trump. The establishment forces seemed to win out, as Virginia voters resisted efforts to pull further to the right or left. Perriello channeled the energy -- and endorsement -- of progressive leader Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) as he tried to shake up the Democratic Party, but fell short in his bid to bring in enough new voters from among the young and working class to overcome Northam’s command of the Democratic machine, including the endorsement of nearly every Democratic elected leader in state or federal office.” http://wapo.st/2srh5cL
FIRST IN PLAYBOOK -- THE OBAMACARE POLITICAL WAR: Save My Care -- a group working to pressure lawmakers not to kill the Affordable Care Act -- is spending six figures on radio ads in Alaska, Maine, Nevada and West Virginia to urge senators to oppose repealing the law.
-- SCRIPT from the West Virginia ad: “Behind closed doors in Washington, they’re working in secret to rush through a health-care repeal bill that will devastate care for West Virginians – hitting our rural communities and hospitals the hardest But it can’t pass without Senator Capito. She’ll be a deciding vote. She’ll decide whether your costs go up by thousands of dollars … whether you’re one of the hundred twenty thousand West Virginians who will lose coverage altogether.
“Capito will decide whether your rural hospital can keep its doors open. … whether Medicaid is gutted … whether you or your loved one will lose access to opioid abuse treatment. Capito will even decide whether insurers can impose lifetime limits on your coverage. Unless Senator Capito votes no on healthcare repeal, the doors to affordable healthcare for West Virginia could be closed for good. Call Senator Capito at 304-347-5372 and tell her to vote no on health-care repeal.” Audio of all the radio spotshttp://bit.ly/2tkTjf7
COMING ATTRACTIONS -- “Meadows: Freedom Caucus eyeing $1.5 trillion debt ceiling increase,” by Rachael Bade: “Some House Freedom Caucus conservatives want to raise the debt ceiling by a smaller amount than the Trump Administration would like -- just long enough to clear the 2018 mid-term elections, the group’s leader said Tuesday. The Freedom Caucus has not taken an official position on a specific number. But Chairman Mark Meadows emerged from a group meeting Tuesday night saying some of his conservative compadres are looking at a $1.5 trillion lift in the nation’s borrowing cap. The North Carolina Republican said that’s smaller than the $2.5 trillion he believes the White House wants.” http://politi.co/2tl0GDn
-- NOTE: These decisions are driven by anticipated market reaction. The GOP leadership and the White House are unlikely to agree to anything that will rattle markets.
INTERESTING READ -- “Jewish Groups Struggle to Gain White House Access Points,” by Jerusalem Post’s Michael Wilner: “Jewish American organizations long active in Washington politics are struggling to communicate with the Trump administration, scavenging through old Rolodexes and e-mail lists to find points of access into the president’s small policy team. A traditional structure governed these communications before the Trump era: Presidents since Jimmy Carter have hired White House Jewish liaisons to serve as point men for the community. But the position has been vacant since January 20, and the White House has no plans to fill it, a senior administration official told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.” http://bit.ly/2t0OurM
THE JUICE …
FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: Country Star Kalie Shorr will sing her hit “Fight Like A Girl” at Congressional Women’s Softball Game (CWSG) one week from today, June 21 at 7 p.m. at Watkins Recreation Center. Shorr’s song has received over 1.6 million streams on Spotify and is the walk-up song for the Member team co-captain Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.). Celebrity base umpires for the game include Mystics STAR Elena Della Donne, Erica May-Scherzer, Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer’s wife, and Monica Abbott, the top female softball player in the nation (and first to sign a $1-million contract). The CWSG raises funds for the Young Survival Coalition and is taking place the same week as the 45th anniversary of Title IX.
-- FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: The League of Conservation Voters is launching a national summer-long campaign on Wednesday afternoon called “Our Lands, Our Vote.” They are spending $500,000 initially to support national monuments, and the campaign will try to submit 250,000 comments to Interior in support of protecting them.
-- THE SPIGOT IS STILL OPEN IN GEORGIA: The GOP leadership aligned Congressional Leadership Fund disclosed another $105,514 in Georgia’s sixth congressional district to boost Karen Handel and try to take down Jon Ossoff, according to an FEC report made public Tuesday.
PLAYBOOK METRO SECTION -- WHAT LUKE RUSSERT IS READING -- Restoration Hardware becoming Wawa in Georgetown? -- PoPville http://bit.ly/2tkYCej
NYT’S MIKE ISAAC in SAN FRANCISCO: “Uber Embraces Major Reforms as Travis Kalanick, the C.E.O., Steps Away”: “In Uber’s continuing attempt to repair its reputation over a series of scandals stemming from its bad-boy culture, its co-founder Travis Kalanick said he would take a leave of absence as chief executive. The company also announced it would embark on a sweeping reorganization to ensure that executives are more closely supervised by its board of directors.
“At a packed meeting with employees on Tuesday morning, Uber released 13 pages of recommendations compiled as part of an investigation into sexual harassment and other wrongdoing conducted by the former attorney general Eric H. Holder Jr. and his law firm, Covington & Burlington.
“But even as Uber promised to reform itself, an exchange between board members onstage highlighted the company’s challenges. In front of employees, the board member Arianna Huffington talked about how having one female director typically leads to more female directors. David Bonderman, a fellow board member and a founding partner at the private equity firm TPG, replied that adding more women to the board would result in ‘more talking.’ The remark left people aghast, according to those who were there, and set off a storm of criticism on Twitter. Mr. Bonderman later apologized to Ms. Huffington and Uber’s employees in an email, before resigning from the board a few hours later.” http://nyti.ms/2snxNcu … Holder’s reporthttp://bit.ly/2s00cEM
SCOOP -- “Most Trump real estate now sold to secretive buyers,” by USA Today’s Nick Penzenstadler, Steve Reilly and John Kelly: “Since President Trump won the Republican nomination, the majority of his companies’ real estate sales are to secretive shell companies that obscure the buyers’ identities, a USA TODAY investigation has found. Over the last 12 months, about 70% of buyers of Trump properties were limited liability companies – corporate entities that allow people to purchase property without revealing all of the owners’ names. That compares with about 4% of buyers in the two years before.” https://usat.ly/2sncIyu
DROPPING OUT -- “Brian Burns withdraws as Trump’s nominee for Ambassador to Ireland,” by Irish Central’s Niall O’Dowd: “Brian F. Burns, the US ambassador-designate to Ireland has withdrawn his name from consideration for the job, citing health issues, IrishCentral has learned. It is believed that Burns and President Trump exchanged letters in which the attorney and leading Irish American philanthropist revealed his reasons for stepping aside. Burns, 81, was considered a remarkably good choice by Trump, given his long career of devotion to Irish issues, including the creation of the John J. Burns Library at Boston College and as a senior official of the American Ireland Fund.” http://bit.ly/2tkT83r
POLITICO MAGAZINE: “Meet the Two Princes Reshaping the Middle East: But for good or ill?” by Simon Henderson: “The dramatic and sudden effort to isolate Qatar, like the fateful intervention before it in Yemen, sprang from the shared vision of two princes. Depending on your point of view, they may be the harbingers of a new and better Middle East—or reckless architects of disaster. Indeed, the region’s most important relationship may be the dynamic duo of Muhammad bin Salman, the 31-year-old deputy crown prince of Saudi Arabia, and Muhammad bin Zayed, the 56-year-old crown prince of Abu Dhabi, the lead sheikhdom of the United Arab Emirates. ... Together, they have shrewdly cultivated President Donald Trump, who is eager to show that he has a new strategy for defeating terrorism and confronting Tehran.” http://politi.co/2ruILZl
-- “Trump’s move to deport Iraqi Christians stirs outcry,” by Nahal Toosi: “President Donald Trump is facing anger and potential political blowback as his administration ramps up efforts to deport Iraqi Christians, a group he’d pledged to protect from what the U.S. calls a genocide in the Middle East. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents over the weekend detained dozens of Iraqi Christians and others to send back to Iraq. Many of them were picked up in Michigan, a swing state that Trump barely won in 2016 and the home of a sizable number of Christians from Muslim-majority countries who backed Trump during the presidential campaign.” http://politi.co/2rg856c
MEDIWATCH -- “Layoffs To Hit HuffPost This Week,” by BuzzFeed’s Steven Perlberg: “The HuffPost newsroom is bracing for a round of layoffs this week, according to four people familiar with the matter. The cuts are said to be coming as early as Wednesday. ... The Wall Street Journal reported last week that about 15% of employees, or 2,100 people, will lose their jobs at Yahoo and AOL, which have become a combined entity called Oath.” http://bzfd.it/2sn5OcV
SPOTTED -- at Walter Russell Mead’s 65th birthday party last night: Elliott Abrams, Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.), Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and his wife Anna, Scooter Libby, former Pakistani ambassador Husain Haqqani, Adam Garfinkle, Ben Haddad, Hannah Thoburn. Cotton gave a toast.
SPOTTED: Justin Fairfax, newly elected Virginia Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor of Virginia, thanking his family, friends and supporters last night at Arlington’s William Jeffrey’s Tavern ... Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y) joining callers at the DCCC last night making phone calls in support of Jon Ossoff ahead of the special election. The phone bank was organized by Slaughter and Democrats in the NY delegation. Picshttp://bit.ly/2snsBVEhttp://bit.ly/2s9Fd0w … University of Michigan Football head Coach Jim Harbaugh and UM Grad Ryan Eaton of Quicken Loans government relations team in the Delta Sky360 Club taking in the Nationals-Braves Game on Tuesday night in DC. Pichttp://bit.ly/2ruKC0v
OUT AND ABOUT – Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Sergio Gor hosted an off the record Bourbon tasting last night in the senator’s Russell office featuring four of Kentucky’s best bourbons. SPOTTED: Tara Palmeri, Gabby Morrongiello, Paul Bedard, Donna Cassata, Ted Fioraliso, Peter Doocy, Doug Stafford, Matthew Hawes, Alex Pappas, Juliegrace Brufke, Walt Cronkite, Michael Memoli, Jeremy Herb, Burgess Everett, Suzanne Kianpour, Matt Boyle, Amanda House, Nihal Krishan, Alex Bolton, Cherie Paquette, Rob Lockwood, Elise Norris, Kerry Young, Andrew Desiderio, Kevin Cirilli.
-- SPOTTED at the 17th annual interfaith Ramadan Iftar dinner last night, hosted at the Mt. Vernon estate of Ray and Shaista Mahmood: DHS Secretary John Kelly, Former DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff and Meryl Chertoff, Reps. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.), Andre Carson (D-Ind.), Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.), Mark Sanford (R-S.C.), former Reps. Jim Moran (D-Va.) and Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), Indonesian Ambassador Budi Bowoleksono and Reshanty Bowoleksono, Japanese Ambassador Kenichirō Sasae, Pakistani Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, former U.S. Ambassador for Religious Freedom Rabbi David Saperstein, Father Mark Morozowich of Catholic University, Imam Mohamed Maged of the ADAMS Center in Sterling, Virginia, Pastor Bob Roberts of Northwood Community Baptist Church, Keller, Texas, Imam Hamza Yusuf Hanson, Grover and Samah Norquist, Suhail A. Khan and Jana Plat, John Malcolm of the Heritage Foundation and Mary Lee Malcolm.
-- The Institute for Education and Coach Kathy Kemper partnered with Sylvie Lucas, the Ambassador of Luxembourg to the United States, for their #IFEWomeninPower dinner last night at the Grand Duchy Embassy in Dupont Circle. Jennifer Griffin, who covers national security and the Pentagon at Fox News, was the special guest in an off the record convo. SPOTTED: Nancy Cordes, Kristen Honey, Finland Ambassador to the U.S. Kristi Kauppi, Jordanian Amb. Dina Kawar, Rwanda Amb. Mathilde Mukantabana, Jennifer Rudy, Sita Sonty, Cori Zarek, Cecilia Vega, and Jan Smith.
TRANSITIONS – The DNC has hired Sabrina Singh to serve as its deputy communication director in charge of the regional media program and coalitions media. She comes from American Bridge, where she served as the deputy communications director. ... Whitney Mitchell Brennan has been promoted to communications director for Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), previously she served as deputy communications director. Alexandria Phillips joined Gillibrand’s office this week as press secretary. A HFA alum, she was previously director of surrogates and media affairs for Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer. …
… Mercury has hired Fernando Espuelas, a veteran journalist who co-founded StarMedia, to be co-chairman. http://politi.co/2rpLBDP ... Cambridge Analytica has named Ben Shankle and Laquan Austion as VPs to jointly lead the firm’s political operations in D.C. Shankle most recently spent two years as the data director for the Republican Party of Florida. Austion most recently worked on Lyft’s government relations team where he oversaw all east coast markets. http://politi.co/2rpYpdi
BIRTHWEEK (was yesterday): Kristin Huguet, in comms at Apple
BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: Brian Fallon, CNN contributor, president of Barracks Row Media and senior advisor for Priorities USA. How he’s celebrating: “I will spend most of the day fending off bad jokes about sharing a birthday with Donald Trump. Next week, I am going home to Boston with my wife and kids, and my brother and I will be at David Ortiz’s number retirement ceremony at Fenway on June 23rd.” Read his Playbook Plus Q&A:http://politi.co/2s9kSbR
BIRTHDAYS: Mack McLarty, No Labels Vice-Chair and former Chief of Staff to Bill Clinton (h/t Dennis Craig) ... Dan Schwerin, former director of speechwriting for Hillary Clinton ... House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer is 78 ... Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio) is 63 ... Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.) is 73 ... former Rep. Billy Tauzin (R-La.) is 74 ... The U.S. Army is 242 … Campbell Brown, Facebook’s head of news partnerships (h/t Erika Masonhall) ... Leon Wieseltier is 65 ... Russian-born billionaire and philanthropist Leonard “Len” Blavatnik is 6-0 (h/ts Jewish Insider) ... Anthony Zampelli, LA for Rep. Dan Donovan, is 25 (h/t Joe Kalmin) ... Christopher Gahan, former COS to Sens. Pat Toomey and Judd Gregg who is now VP of federal relations and GR at Northwestern Mutual, is 43 ... Amber Marchand, managing director at Hamilton Place Strategies (h/t Ken Spain) ... Alexandra Veitch, VP of gov’t relations at CSRA ... Regan Page is 27 ... Danny Gaynor, in strategy and messaging at Nike ... cheese-loving Kristen Bartoloni, partner at Silver Street Strategies …
... Sara Armstrong, COS of the RNC (h/t Ryan Mahoney) … Iowa Republican donoactivist Bruce Rastetter is 61 … Chris Bleak … Brussels-based Politico tech reporter Laurens Cerulus is 3-0 ... Bill Wasserman of M+R (h/t Jon Haber) ... Jon Lentz, editor-in-chief at City & State ... Shomik Sarkar, former director of reporting for HFA, now a data scientist at the DNC (h/t Eric Heggie) ... Sarah Chen ... WaPo’s Josh Hicks, covering Maryland politics, is 37 ... Leslie Ogden ... former Peace Corps Director Aaron Williams … Chris Liddell-Westefeld … Carol Apelt ... Quinn Johnson … Mary Ann Preskul … Linda Beitelspacher … Scot Ross, the pride of Pittsburgh … Dee Simpson (h/ts Teresa Vilmain) ... Brandon Hall is 42 ... Rachel Williams Ellis ... Ashley Samelson McGuire ... Roland Rydstrom ... Kenan Block, an MSNBC alum, is 63 ... Pat Proctor is 46 ... Bob de Maria .. David Parsons ... Andrew Bair ... Boy George is 56 ... International Tennis Hall of Famer Steffi Graf is 48 (h/ts AP)
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2016.07.21 20:52 NFL_Top100 2016 /r/NFL Top100: 20-11

Hello and welcome again to the NFL Top 100 Countdown!
Two days have passed since we revealed 30-21 and made some Packers fans very angry, and now we present to you the last list that will include 10 players, from 20-11.
Next week we will announce 10-6 on Tuesday and 5-1 on Thursday, just in time for camps!
Now, before we begin the reveal, it is time for the over-/under-rated for 30-21, as voted on by you, the readers.
And a quick note, today I will be mixing it up a little bit. We will still have the link for you to rate 20-11, but there will be a second link looking forward to the Top 10. You will see the preliminary list of players, in alphabetical order, and you the readers will rank them. We will display your rankings alongside ours just to see how well the lists mesh.
Now the over-/under- rankings:
Player Position Team Rank OveUnder Exact Score
Adrian Peterson RB Minnesota Vikings #30 Barely Underrated 2.95
Aaron Rodgers QB Green Bay Packers #29 Criminally Underrated 2.11
Anthony Barr 4-3 SAM Minnesota Vikings #28 Very Overrated 3.45
Geno Atkins 4-3 RDT Cincinnati Bengals #27 Overrated 3.11
Fletcher Cox 3-4 RDE Philadelphia Eagles #26 Very Overrated 3.32
Josh Norman CB Carolina Panthers #25 Extremely Overrated 3.67
Justin Houston 3-4 LOLB Kansas City Chiefs #24 Barely Underrated 2.95
Chris Harris Jr. CB Denver Broncos #23 Overrated 3.11
Russell Wilson QB Seattle Seahawks #22 Underrated 2.79
Earl Thomas III FS Seattle Seahawks #21 Perfectly Rated 3.00
And now today’s list, players 20-11!

#20 - Harrison Smith, FS, Minnesota Vikings - Previous Rank: 51

Written by: skepticismissurvival
Stat 2015 Career
Tackles 64 311
Sacks 1.5 5.5
Interceptions 2 12
Forced Fumbles 1 3
TDs 1 4
In his writeup, I referenced Anthony Barr as the second most important player on the Vikings' defense. That's not a slight to Barr, and it's only because Harrison Smith is on the Vikings.
Versatility is once again the key to Harrison Smith's game. He's not the best deep defender in the league (that's Earl Thomas), but he's top 5. He's probably not the best box safety in the league, but he's top 5. The thing with Smith is that he's so good at every aspect of being a safety that it makes him the best in the league.
For most Vikings defenders, there's one game that sticks out to me from the 2015 season (Barr vs. the Falcons, Griffen vs. the Chargers, Joseph vs. the Rams, Floyd vs. the Chiefs, Kendricks in the 2nd Lions game, Newman vs. the Raiders). I don't have one for Smith. That's not because he didn't have any great games, but rather because he was so good in almost every game that it's impossible for me to pick one.
Why is Smith so dominant? Instinct. Smith does a fantastic job reading the offense and anticipating what will happen on the play. It allows him to jump routes. His instincts allow him to read the run and instantly provide box support, knifing into the backfield. He will often collapse down to make tackles within one or two yards of the line of scrimmage, which is rare for a safety to do and even rarer for one with deep coverage skills like Smith.
The final piece to the puzzle is blitzing. Zimmer loves to use Harrison as the 7th man on the line of scrimmage in Double A gap packages, and Smith is a great blitzer. Finally, he has the hitting power to intimidate everyone on the offense. And they're pretty much always clean. It's really fantastic.
I've gushed enough about how great Smith is. Want more? Read here and here.

#19 - Richard Sherman - CB - Seattle Seahawks - Previous Rank: 13

Written by: imkunu
Stats 2015 Career
Combined Tackles 50 274
Sacks 0 1.0
Forced Fumbles 0 5
Passes Defensed 14 79
Interceptions 2 26
Loudmouth. Pest. Relentless.
Just a few of the many words to describe Richard Sherman, arguably the most physical cornerback in the game today. Sherman has made a name for himself as the vocal leader of Seattle's Legion of Boom, and has thrived in his role of a shutdown corner for 4+ seasons now. He is still under contract for the next three seasons, and barring injury should continue to be a stalwart in the LOB.
While some might see Sherman's 2015 campaign as a down year, Sherm's "down" seasons are still excellent relative to most corners. According to Pro Football Focus, he surrendered one reception per 18.4 coverage snaps, trailing only Patrick Peterson in that category.
The truth is, the entire Seattle defense needed a few weeks to kick back into gear after their Super Bowl loss. But once they got going, everyone, including Sherman was back to rare form.
Let's jump back to week 11 of last year. Seattle had just defeated division rival San Francisco to pull back to .500. Coming to town next was Pittsburgh and the jack-of-all-trades-and-also-master-of-them Antonio Brown...so what does Sherman do? He limits the best receiver in football to just 6 catches for 51 yards, and records his first pick of the year. From that point forward, Sherman and the Seahawks never looked back.
Sherman's physicality should in no way slow down going into 2016. It's safe to say that he will remain in the upper echelon of Cornerbacks for the time being.
PFF rank: 23
NFL.com rank: 20

#18 - DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Houston Texans - Previous Rank: Unranked

Written by: barian_fostate
Stats 2015 Career
Receptions 111 239
Receiving Yards 1,521 3,533
Yards Per Reception 13.7 14.8
Receiving TDs 11 19
DeAndre Hopkins is one of football's great enigmas. He's not the biggest, not the fastest, and certainly not the flashiest receiver in the league, and yet week after week he still finds ways to absolutely demolish every defensive back that tries to cover him. His combination of soft hands, route running acumen, and body control allow him to posterize cornerbacks with startling regularity, even when they seem to be in a perfect position to defend the pass. Carolina's Josh Norman and Atlanta's Desmond Trufant were really the only defenders to slow him down throughout the entire 2015 season, and even then they both had their hands full for four straight quarters.
Hopkins, at least to me, seems to be the next great possession receiver in this league in the mold of Larry Fitzgerald, Anquan Boldin, and Michael Irvin. He'll never be the impossibly gifted deep threat that Julio Jones has evolved into, nor will he ever be the YAC machine that Antonio Brown has been for the past several seasons, but if you need a guaranteed conversion on 3rd and 8 or an acrobatic touchdown just inside of the pylon late in the fourth quarter, this is your guy. DeAndre Hopkins is a true number one receiver not because of size, speed, or quickness. He's a number one receiver because no matter how big, fast, or quick the guy covering him is, he'll still find a way to kick their ass.

#17 - Carson Palmer, QB, Arizona Cardinals - Previous Rank: Unranked

Written by muchaccountwow
Stats 2015 Career
Passing Yards 4,671 40,036
Passing TDs 35 259
Completion % 63.7 62.7
Passer Rating 104.6 88.1
Rushing Yards 24 424
Rushing TDs 1 8
Carson. Freaking. Palmer.
Carson Palmer did it all last year. After rehabbing the shit out of his knee - acl trigger warning, he was an MVP candidate for much of the regular season, setting career highs in touchdowns, yards, and passer rating in a season, all franchise records for the Cardinals.
There were times where Palmer struggled, notably in the playoffs, where he was hampered by a finger injury, and the rest of the team not showing up. Other than that he displayed amazing consistency throughout the season, never once grading out negatively on Pro Football Focus. His arm strength, pocket awareness, and touch were excellent. As award season came and went, Palmer was named to the Pro Bowl, Second team All-Pro, and he was named PFF's MVP for the 2015 season, missing out on Comeback Player of the Year because Eric Berry beat cancer (good job buddy).
Bruce Arians, with his gung-ho coaching style based on throwing the ball downfield, shot plays, and the qb holding the ball as long as humanly possible, expects a lot out of his quarterback, and Carson Palmer has delivered. Now entering his fourth year as an Arizona Cardinal, his familiarity with the offense has grown to the point where BA lets him pick out some plays. The Cards basically have the same offense this year, and although the center and right tackle position are question marks, the development of David Johnson and JJ Nelson should give the NFL's number 1 offense even more firepower. As the Arizona Cardinals have their sights set on a Super Bowl this year, they'll count on Carson Palmer to lead them.
Note from the editor: If you haven't watched it yet, All or Nothing is worth more than a thousand words. It shows Palmer not only as a QB, but as a team leader, a family man and an overall good dude. Great stuff.

#16 - Odell Beckham Jr, WR, New York Giants - Previous Rank: 45

Written by: mister_jay_peg
Stats 2015 Career
Receptions 96 187
Receiving Yards 1450 2755
Yards Per Reception 15.1 14.7
Receiving TDs 13 25
In just two seasons Odell Beckham Jr has become one of the best and most breath taking wide receivers in the NFL. It seems as though, on a weekly basis, he makes some insane play where he catches a ball that just should not have been caught. In 2015 OBJ had eight 100 yard games, and tied the Giants franchise record with 13 receiving touchdowns. He finished the season with 96 receptions for 1,450 yards, and made his second Pro Bowl.
Now. those number are maybe not quite the same pace as a year ago, but there may be no receiver capable of making the kind of spectacular grabs Beckham makes look routine, and he has more than enough skills to be productive in every other way, too. His only real negative came in the one-on-one tussle he had with Josh Norman, where he was clearly taken out of his game by our #25 ranked player for the first three quarters before busting out to complete a nearly miraculous comeback.
Heading into 2016, the biggest question isn’t whether or not Beckham can continue his pace, it’s whether or not the rest of the NFL can keep up.

#15 - Marshal Yanda, G, Baltimore Ravend - Previous Rank: 14

Written by: jusper10
Stats 2015
Run Snaps 410
PFF Run Blocking Grade 92.0
Pass Snaps 745
PFF Pass Blocking Grade 89.0
PFF Overall Rating 92.5 (1st)
In a down year for the Baltimore Ravens, there was one constant week in and week out, Marshal Yanda. While the rest of the offense went down with injuries, he continued his elite level of play. Once again, Yanda finished as PFF's highest rated guard with the second highest Run Grade and Blocking Grade for a guard. None of this should be a surprise as Yanda has consistently proven to be the best guard in the game and is usually in the conversation for best overall offensive linemen in the game. This year he finishes just a smidge below Joe Thomas and Tyron Smith for that honour. Unfortunately for Yanda, he lost his partner in the best guard tandem in football but will get a shiny toy with the Ravens first round pick. Despite any problems that may arise for the Ravens this year, expect Yanda to come out there and play every snap to the high level he's shown he can achieve.

#14 - Tyron Smith, OT, Dallas Cowboys - Previous Rank: 25

Written by: metaboss84
Stats 2015
Run Snaps 430
PFF Run Blocking Grade 96.8
Pass Snaps 621
PFF Pass Blocking Grade 91.9
PFF Overall Grade 93.3 (2nd)
You line up wide from you DTs, you see this hulking Dallas Offensive Line, but you plan on using a move that has allowed people to slip by in the past. You burst forward as soon as the ball is snapped, use a stutter step to create some separation as you try to blow past-
Nope, denied.
The LT grabbed you and ran you about 6 yards more across the line of scrimmage before painting your pants green.
Okay, next snap. This time, instead of trying to use a spin or a stutter to go inside and create pressure, you'll use speed to get around. Should work, you're a fast DE, afterall. You've been working on this for years. Ball flies to the QB, you bolt and bend to get get to your prey... aaaand...
Denied. the LT takes you on an escorted tour of the back field pointing out #88 holding up his famed 'X' after the play.
You spend the next three hours like this. Becoming well acquainted with the smell of torn-up grass, and what a QB looks like after they throw a pass. That, and looking at the film of this #77 for Dallas kicking your ass, over, and over, and over, and over. Your team may have won; but you sure as hell didn't.
That LT, that perfect screen of muscle, is Tyron Smith.

#13 - Patrick Peterson, CB, Arizona Cardinals - Previous Rank: Unranked

Written by: muchaccountwow
Stats 2015 Career
Combined Tackles 35 246
Sacks 0 2
Forced Fumbles 1 1
Passes Defensed 8 57
Interceptions 2 17
Patrick Peterson
Patrick Peterson has always talked the talk, and after a down 2014, in 2015 he once again walked the walk. To do that, he first had to 'cure' his diabetes and control his weight. Peterson reported to training camp this year at 203 pounds, after being listed at 219 last season. This contributed to him having the best season of his career so far.
The Cardinals don't play a lot of zone coverage. As a result, most of the time Patrick Peterson follows the best receiver on the other team around, whoever that might be. This year, it was Brandin Cooks, Tavon Austin - audio is awesome, Antonio Brown, AJ Green, and Calvin Johnson, just to name a few. In doing so, Peterson allowed a reception once every 19.5 snaps in coverage. The only time he allowed more than 56 yards in a regular season game was in week 2 against the Bears. Peterson allowed a grand total of 351 yards on 31 receptions for the regular season. Furthermore, PP21 was an ironman. He started all 16 games for the fifth time in his career, and was on the field for 990 defensive snaps. He was rewarded for his incredible season with his fifth Pro Bowl berth, and, more importantly, his third First-team All-Pro nod, silencing a lot of critics in the process.
With all the money going out to defensive players, his 5 year, $70 million extension looks like chump change. This year, the flashiest player on the Cardinals defense looked in his element. He was growing as a leader, and also celebrated the birth of his daughter, naming her Paityn after one of the greatest NFL QB's.
For coach Bruce Arians and DC James Bettcher it must be an incredible luxury to have to just have to worry about who's covering the other team's number 2 receiver, as Peterson will gladly go up against Kelvin Benjamin, Julio Jones, Mike Evans, and Brandon Marshall in the upcoming season. If the right ankle surgery that Peterson underwent this offseason doesn't hamper him, the sky is the limit for the Cardinals defense. One small piece of advice: Don't let Peterson play QB

#12 - Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots - Previous Rank: 7

Written by: ward0630
Stats 2015 Career
Passing Yards 4,770 58,028
Passing Touchdowns 36 428
Completion % 64.4 63.6
Passer Rating 102.2 96.4
Rushing Yards 53 876
Rushing TDs 3 17
Fresh off his fourth Super Bowl championship and a (temporary, but at the time final) victory over Roger Goodell in the offseason, a triumphant Tom Brady returned to Foxborough in week one to start what many Patriot fans hoped would be the ultimate revenge tour. And Brady proceeded to do just that, throwing nine touchdowns in three weeks to no interceptions with a passer rating over one hundred in all three games. For many Patriot fans, there were dim hopes of another run at an undefeated season, powered by Brady's desire to stick it to Goodell. Unfortunately, Brady's play was eventually hampered by injuries at positions around him, from offensive line to running back to receiver. After starting ten for ten, the Patriots finished an abysmal 2-4 from weeks 12-17, including a tough loss at home to Chip Kelly's Eagles, a loss punctuated by a goal line interception off a Tom Brady pass that was returned for a touchdown, and those losses cost the Patriots the number one seed and possibly another shot at back to back Super Bowls.
Still, there is hope in New England, and the number one reason why (besides the man on the sidelines) is the man at quarterback. Tom Brady continues to perform at an extremely high level, and while hopes that he may play into his 40s might be optimistic, there is little that Brady detractors can point to as evidence for why he should hang it up anytime soon. On the contrary, Brady is already the GOAT among many fans, and patriot fans hope that he will continue to terrorize the AFC East, and indeed most of the NFL, for years to come.

#11 - Joe Thomas, OT, Cleveland Browns - Previous Rank: 17

Written by: ciscocertified
Stats 2015
Run Snaps 382
PFF Run Blocking Grade 90
Pass Snaps 753
PFF Pass Blocking Grade 93.6
PFF Overall Grade 94.3 (1st)
Joe Thomas has been ranked as the best offensive lineman in the NFL ever since he was drafted by the Browns 2007. Making 9 consecutive Pro Bowls from 2007-2015 and first team All-Pro 2009-2011, 2013-2015. Week after week Thomas sees the best of the best in terms of NFL pass rushers from his left tackle position. In his 9 season career, Thomas hasn't missed a single offensive snap at 9,565 straight.
In the last two years combined, Thomas has allowed only 41 pressures (four sacks, four hits, 33 hurries); 24 offensive tackles allowed that many pressures or more in just the 2015 season alone. Thomas allowed no pressures in six of his 16 starts in 2015, taking his career total to 37 in 144 career games.
Joe Thomas is the staple of consistency and is a living NFL legend.
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2016.06.16 22:36 Xylan_Treesong Offseason Review Series: Day 10: The Detroit Lions

Detroit Lions

Division: NFC North 2015 Record: 7-9

Coaching Changes

Position Previous New
General Manager Martin Mayhew Bob Quinn
Running Backs Curtis Modkins David Walker
Tight Ends Ron Prince Al Golden
Quarterbacks Jim Bob Cooter Brian Callahan
Offensive Line Jeremiah Washburn Michael McCarthy
Defensive Line Jim Washburn Kris Kocurek
Why did they change?
Martin Mayhew was fired after the Lions' 1-6 start to 2015, signalling plans by ownership to shake up the front office. After a long search, they decided on Bob Quinn, the Director of Pro Scouting for the New England Patriots since 2012, as their new General Manager. Quinn decided to keep as much coaching continuity as possible, largely making interim positions permanent.
Jim Bob Cooter was kept as the Offensive Coordinator from his interim role, following the post-week 7 firing of Joe Lombardi. His role as Quarterbacks coach was taken by Brian Callahan, the Offensive Quality Control coach from the Denver Broncos, who earned high praise from Peyton Manning. It's worth noting that when Cooter left the Broncos for the Lions, Callahan took over his position on the Broncos. Cooter was similarly praised by Peyton.
Jeremiah Washburn was fired at the same time as Joe Lombardi. Michael McCarthy, former Offensive Quality Control coach for the Cleveland Browns, was brought in by Quinn three weeks after his own hiring, to replace Washburn and provide Offensive Quality Control. Ron Prince, a coach highly sought and valued by Caldwell upon his hiring, was promoted from Tight Ends coach to Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Line Coach with McCarthy.
Jim Washburn, Jeremiah's father, left when his contract expired and followed his son to Miami. His role was filled by his longtime assistant, Kris Kocurek. Curtis Modkins left for a promotion, becoming the Offensive Coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers. His replacement, David Walker, was last an NFL coach in Indianapolis in 2014, having worked only one year with Caldwell.
The significant change that Quinn made to the front office staff was the strength and conditioning coaches, who were uniformly fired and replaced. Jason Arapoff and Ted Rath were retained through the Jim Schwartz firing, but have been replaced by a new staff headed by Harold Nash Jr, the Patriots' head of strength and conditioning, who is being assisted by Josh Shuler and Dominic Raiola.
My Grades
These are based on my perceptions, so big grain of salt here. For a great many of these, I expect I'm in the significant minority.
General Manager - I think they made a lateral move at GM. The strongest reports talking up Bob Quinn were about how much he pursued many of the same players that Mayhew pursued. Their strengths overlap, with Mayhew having a keen eye for undervalued NFL talent. It remains to be seen where they are at the draft. With a first time GM, there's likely to be a bit of a learning curve, that Mayhew had already been moving on. I'm also generally in the minority in this view. C+, Room For Improvement
Running Backs Coach - Modkins' RBs weren't setting the world on fire, but there are some good arguments (many of which I happen to subscribe to) that he was hampered by other aspects. More to the point, he was effective at deploying his RBs as a significant threat in the passing game. David Walker doesn't have much to his resume in terms of proven track record. With the Colts 2011-14, the best season a running back of his had was either Donald Brown in 2013 (537 rushing yards, 5.3 Y/A, 751 Yards from scrimmage, and 8 TDs) or Vick Ballard in 2012 (814 rushing yards, 3.9 Y/A, 966 Yards from scrimmage, and 3 TDs). D+, Cross Your Fingers and Hope It Works
Tight Ends Coach - Caldwell loved Prince, a priority coaching hire when he was brought in. Working as the TE coach, the TEs took a step forward in terms of blocking and scheme-understanding, but underwhelmed as receivers. On the other hand, most of the offense was underwhelming for most of the year, and Eric Ebron made significant strides while healthy (arguably surpassing expectations in his healthy games). The new TE coach, Al Golden, has largely been a defensive-minded coach during his career. This is his first time as an NFL coach, but he has worked as a HC for two College teams, and was a TE in college, and for 1 year with the Patriots. D+, Cross Your Fingers and Hope It Works
Quarterbacks Coach - Jim Bob Cooter is upgrading to a 2 story trailer, and getting his ripped jean overalls studded with diamonds, as a rising star of a coach. He reportedly has a great relationship with Matthew Stafford, with a much more aggressive view of Offense than his predecessor, Lombardi. New coach Callahan comes from the same pipeline with much of the same endorsements. B+, Don't Fix What Ain't Broke
Offensive Line Coach - Jeremiah Washburn coached a unit that was inexcusably bad last year. On the other hand, if any unit on the Lions had been simply missing the personnel to function properly, it was the offensive line; it was entirely bereft of strength or depth at Offensive Tackle. His track record was spotty, and too short to address prior to that. His replacement, Michael McCarthy, has a history working with offensive lines on a number of teams. He doesn't have any notable track record, though, having never spent more than 2 years with any team. C, If You Don't Go Up and Don't Go Down, You Go Meh
Defensive Line Coach - This will be an interesting confluence of coaching and personnel. Washburn and Kocurek, in the time they worked together on the Lions, have only had one drafted Defensive Lineman bust: 2014's 4th rounder, Larry Webster. They have also developed high level talent like Ndamukong Suh, Cliff Avril, and Ziggy Ansah, while providing career jump-starts to players like George Johnson, Kyle Vanden Bosch, Devin Taylor, and Jason Jones. It remains to be seen how much of the nearly perfect draft rate on DL was based on great drafting, and how much was on great development. Further, how much the great development was because of Washburn or Kocurek. Shedding one of the coaches for nothing in return is nothing but a loss, though. D-, Pray, Pray It Doesn't Matter

Free Agency

Players lost/cut
Player Position New team
Calvin Johnson Jr. WR Retired
Rashean Mathis CB Retired
Jason Jones DE Dolphins
Isa Abdul-Quddus S Dolphins
Manuel Ramirez OL Retired
Travis Lewis LB Vikings
Joique Bell RB Free Agent
James Ihedigbo S Free Agent
Darryl Tapp DE Free Agent
Josh Wilson CB Free Agent
It wouldn't be a Lions article without mentioning Calvin Johnson's retirement. It sucks. We're sad. The world is a little less Honolulu, and a little more Blue. The Lions had already begun to plan for his leaving, so the personnel is in place to take his targets, though nobody will ever take his performance.
Abdul-Quddus was a role player in 2014 and earlier, and really broke out last year earning a starting position by the end. Ironically, this breakout overpriced him for the Lions and he went down to Miami to be overpaid like all former Lions. Speaking of Lions players who were overpaid to go to Miami, the Lions also lost their elder DE, Jason Jones. Ihedigbo's combination of age, injury, and general declining performance makes his loss understandable, and likely permanent.
Bell left on his high price tag, declining role, and now-crowded position on the Lions. There are rumors he may return later on, though, they're nothing more than rumors right now. In a similar position, Ramirez, the Lions' best offensive lineman last year, left for the Bears for a chance to earn a starting spot. However, during OTAs, it looked like he was going to be a back-up, and retired.
Players signed
Player Position Old Team Length Salary
Stefan Charles DT BUF 1 $1,750,000
Marvin Jones WR CIN 5 $40,000,000
Wallace Gilberry DE CIN 1 $1,250,000
Johnson Bademosi CB CLE 2 $4,500,000
Andre Caldwell WR DEN 1 $885,000
Tavon Wilson FS NE 2 $2,200,000
Rafael Bush FS NO 1 $1,500,000
Geoff Schwartz G NYG 1 $840,000
Jeremy Kerley WR NYJ 1 $850,000
Stevan Ridley RB NYJ 1 $840,000
Darrin Walls CB NYJ 1 $840,000
Tahir Whitehead OLB DET 2 $8,000,000
Don Muhlbach LS DET 1 $1,065,000
Dan Orlovsky QB DET 1 $1,065,000
Tim Wright TE DET 1 $815,000
Crezdon Butler CB DET 1 $760,000
George Winn RB DET 1 $600,000
Marvin Jones is obviously the headliner of the group. Intended to take the role (though, again, not the performance) of Calvin Johnson, complementing Ebron, Tate, and Riddick. Some Lions fans were positively drooling at the prospect of him, and it's easy to see why.
The other noticeable thing on here is the number of short-term contracts for players who are unproven or have had uneven performances. Players like Ridley, Schwartz, and Bush are getting another shot to prove they can be productive again. Similarly, Tahir Whitehead got rewarded for his breakout season with a higher contract, giving him two years to prove himself worth a bigger, longer deal.
Bademosi was brought on, expected to be a pivotal player to watch on special teams, and Orlovsky is a mainstay of Caldwell teams as a back-up.

Draft

Round Number Player Position School
1 16 Taylor Decker OT Ohio State
2 46 A'Shawn Robinson DT Alabama
3 95 Graham Glasgow C Michigan
4 111 Miles Killebrew S Southern Utah
5 151 Joe Dahl G Washington State
5 169 Antwione Williams OLB Georgia Southern
6 191 Jake Rudock QB Michigan
6 202 Anthony Zettel DE Penn State
6 210 Jimmy Landes LS Baylor
7 236 Dwayne Washington RB Washington
Taylor Decker, OT - It's no secret that the Lions had needs on the Offensive Line going into the offseason. With the tackle position going completely unaddressed in Free Agency, it was clear the Lions were going to spend a high pick on an OT. Decker was considered a very "Pro ready" OT, with a ceiling potentially limited by his average athleticism. With the top three OTs off the board, he may have been a bit of a reach, but the need fit was superb. He has been getting a lot of reps at LT so far, with Riley Reiff working RT. Already knowing how Reiff plays at LT, they may just be getting a look at their options, or they may be prepping for shifting around on the line. One way or the other, though, expect Decker to suit up day 1. Need: A+. Value: B-. Overall: A-
A'Shawn Robinson, DT - A true heft of a DT, he joined an already crowded DT corps that returned all of last year's players, plus a new free agent. Among the DTs, he's taking first team reps with Ngata, and expected to be used in heavy rotation even if he doesn't start. With most of the DTs near the end of their contracts or only on short deals, he provides some much needed flexibility down the line, and a very high ceiling. Need: A-. Value: A-. Overall: A
Graham Glasgow, C - That the Lions needed a new Center has been no secret. Travis Swanson has been something less than impressive since he took the field in the NFL in 2013, having trouble snapping the ball reliably and transitioning to blocking afterwards. The entire offensive line looked lost, so he may get another chance. Either way, Glasgow is currently looking like he's 3rd in line at Center right now, behind Swanson and Ikard. Look for him to make his case as a starter later on in the preseason, and trying to completely steal it if Swanson falters again during the year. Need: A. Value: C+. Overall: B-
Miles Killebrew, S - Killebrew is a real thumper of a Safety, and joined just as the Lions lost their last two Safety starters, creating an opening at SS. Apparently the Lions had a little fun with him, telling him outright they wouldn't draft him just to see how he reacted. While Rafael Bush is the presumptive starter right now running with the first team, look for Killebrew to get an extended look at how his physical style complements Glover Quin at FS. He's a lock to make the team, given the lack of Safety depth on the Lions, but he is unlikely to wrest a significant amount of snaps this year without an outstanding showing. Need: B. Value: B. Overall: B
Joe Dahl, G - At this point, the Lions were just planning for the future. Dahl has no chance of starting in 2016 without a major injury (or two), and is expected to be a long-term project. They're working him at tackle and guard, and getting him used to run blocking. With Schwartz rounding out the top 3 guards, and Swanson and Ikard providing CenteGuard flexibility, he's well and truly buried on the depth chart. That's fine, though. He's an emergency back-up everywhere right now, and is looking like he'll be a fine project. Look for contributions in 2017, and pretty much not hearing his name in 2016. Need: D+. Value: B+. Overall: B-
Antoine Williams, OLB - This is another "futures" pick, with Williams unlikely to get any significant playing time in 2016. At 6'3", 245 lbs, he's a pretty hefty LB, and has good football IQ. He's clearly a project, though one that the Lions clearly liked a lot drafting him a little high. The top of the LB depth chart is nice, but the Lions were clearly looking towards future depth with Williams. Need: B+. Value: D. Overall: C
Jake Rudock, QB - Lions fans were itching for a QB from this state. The hopes were more in the range of MSU's Connor Cook, but Quinn pulled a wildcard and drafted Rudock out of Michigan instead. His odds of unseating Orlovsky as the backup QB are low, but he could earn his way as a developmental QB 3rd on the depth chart, with an eye to developing him into a back-up or tradebait. Need: C+. Value: C+. Overall: C+
Anthony Zettel, DE - The Lions have been favouring big, long DEs recently, and Zettel is certainly a break from that trend. Projected starters Ziggy Ansah and Devin Taylor are 6'5" and 6'7", both with outsized arms. Zettel is 6'4" with shorter arms. However, the dearth of significant Free Agents brought in combined with letting two of their top-4 from last year leave in Free Agency leaves a spot or two open for him to make his case. Again, watch for his development with Kocurek without Washburn. Need: A. Value: C-. Overall: B-
Jimmy Landes, LS - Drafting a LS, even with a 6th round pick, is bold. Muhlbach is getting up there in age, but he's still likely the favourite for this year. Problem is that it's hard to bring in a good rookie LS to compete if you have a well established starter. Need: B. Value: B-. Overall: B-
Dwayne Washington, RB - Outstanding measurables, but little production, Washington is probably looking for a spot on the practice squad, completely buried behind Theo Riddick, Ameer Abdullah, George Winn, and Zach Zenner. He'll need to work on everything, from his ball security and play diagnosis to learning the Lions' scheme. Very little risk here, but his potential definitely counts for something. Need: D. Value: A. Overall: B+

Other Offseason News that Affected the Team

Outside of Calvin Johnson's retirement (I'm trying to mention it in every section, so nobody feels the need to bring it up in the comments), there isn't a lot in the way of football news. There are a handful of injuries sidelining major players like Caraun Reid (DT), Ameer Abdullah (RB), and Brandon Pettigrew (TE), all of which are expected to be ready to go soon except for Pettigrew.
The biggest football story so far is the Stephen Tulloch story, and there's not a lot to recount here. He's been a rock for the Detroit Lions at LB, but his age and his 2014 injury seemed to catch up to him last year. Combined with his $5.5+ million salary hit and pending roster bonus, he seemed a lock for a cut before Free Agency. He announced on Twitter that he was leaving the Lions, and thanked the team. Then he wasn't cut. Then Free Agency was well underway, giving him a roster bonus, and he still wasn't cut. Now he's been excused from the minicamp, and still hasn't been cut. He hasn't been in workouts, OTAs, and minicamp. Nobody is sure why he hasn't been released yet, outside of a vague statement from Tulloch that, "hopefully, we can resolve things in the next couple days ... and kind of get things under wrap and we can kind of finalize things."
Thrilling drama.
The other big news is that the Lions are bringing in Cheerleaders! Citing an overwhelming demand by Lions fans, Bob Quinn announced this 2 days ago. The specifics are still being worked out, but they're expected to be pretty much the standard outside contractors working part-time.

Projected Starting Lineup

Offense

  • Quarterback - Matthew Stafford
  • Running Backs - Theo Riddick, Ameer Abdullah
  • Fullback - Michael Burton
  • Tight Ends - Eric Ebron, Brandon Pettigrew
  • Wide Receivers - Golden Tate, Marvin Jones, (Theo Riddick)
  • Left Tackle - Taylor Decker
  • Left Guard - Laken Tomlinson
  • Center - Travis Swanson
  • Right Guard - Larry Warford
  • Right Tackle - Riley Reiff

Defense

  • Defensive Tackles - Haloti Ngata, A'Shawn Robinson
  • Defensive Ends - Ziggy Ansah, Devin Taylor
  • Linebackers - DeAndre Levy, Tahir Whitehead, Josh Bynes
  • Cornerbacks - Darius Slay, Nevin Lawson, Quandre Diggs
  • Safety - Glover Quin, Rafael Bush

Special Teams

  • Placekicker - Matt Prater
  • Punter - Sam Martin
  • Long Snapper - Don Muhlbach
This is a big year for a few of the players.
Darius Slay and Ziggy Ansah launched themselves into national recognition last year, and they're both playing for a new contract this year, trying to prove they're among the elite at their positions. Slay is looking to prove he can shut down anybody, and that the first few weeks last year were a fluke. Anything less than "shutdown" should be considered a disappointment for him. Ansah's development is continuing at breakneck speed, and it's terrifying that we still don't know how good he can be. A good year from Ansah gets his name mentioned in the same breath as Von Miller and Justin Houston.
Theo Riddick is hoping to continue his assault on linebackers, while developing into a serious threat as a rusher. After hauling in 80 receptions last year on 99 targets, he was firmly entrenched as a reliable target for Stafford, in the same vein as Tate and Megatron. He's looking to increase his yards per reception, and hopefully increase his rushing yards.
In a different direction, Eric Ebron needs to do two things this year. He needs to play all 16 games, and he needs to establish himself as a deep threat. He had a good start on the latter in 2015, but failed in the former. With Calvin retired (check, for this section), there are targets to go around now.
On defense, you have a few young guys who need to prove that they deserve the starting position they have. Nevin Lawson and Quandre Diggs were forced into starting last year due to a rash of injuries, and both outplayed expectations. If they can keep it up, and play at a similar or better level this year, they'll have both outplayed their draft positions in the 4th and 6th round, respectively. In a similar boat is Devin Taylor, the 6'7" DE with 36" arms, who was a long-term project drafted in the 4th round of the 2013 draft. With Jason Jones ahead of him gone, he's in line for some serious snaps to show he can make it happen for a full year.
Finally, Matthew Stafford and Golden Tate both have to prove they can get it done without Megatron. Tate, to prove he's a dangerous #1 target, and Stafford to prove Megatron wasn't his crutch. I think both will come out stellar in this regard. There will be more on this in the section on schemes.

Position Group Strengths and Weaknesses

  • Quarterback - It's still weird to say after all these years, but the Lions are in a good place at Quarterback. Stafford is as good a starter as you could hope for in the NFL, Orlovsky is still "Safety Dan", as a safe and unremarkable back-up. Rudock is their new young gun to develop. In all-around strength, they're likely top-10 in the NFL, with a likely (by the end of the year, at least) top-10 starter.
  • Backfield - This is a group with a lot of shifty quickness, but not a lot of speed. Players like Riddick and Abdullah don't have elite top-end speed, but they accelerate and change directions great. There is some solid depth, with decent NFL-level play down to their 4th string RB, significant youth (only Stevan Ridley, trying to re-establish himself, is over 25), and high potential. However, their rushers have a problem with ball security, with Stevan Ridley and Ameer Abdullah being benched for it, and Dwayne Washington having fumbling issues out of college. In all, this is still likely to be one of the weaker backfields in the NFL, though it has the potential to develop rapidly.
  • Offensive Line - The good news is that the Lions are returning all five of their starters from last year, and continuity on OL breeds success. The bad news is that the Lions' starters last year were awful. The most reliable of the group, Reiff, might be changing positions, and the Center ought to be losing his starting position. There are a lot of concerns here, still. There is still a hope that this can be an above-average unit, but the hope is dwindling. I would expect them to underperform again this year, as among the worst offensive lines in the NFL, with new players and new positions getting settled.
  • Pass catchers - There are a lot of great underneath receivers here, who excel at breaking tackles. Theo Riddick and Golden Tate line up differently, but they're both good to avoid the first two people who come at them. There's also a great deal of youth, with the oldest established catcher being 27-year-old Golden Tate. The biggest problem is the lack of proven deep threats available. While Tate has filled that role before, he's more suited to working underneath defenses. Marvin Jones filled the role of the split end on the Bengals, but it remains to be seen how he'd do as a primary target there, taking the top off of defenses on his own. Ebron has flashed, and was ostensibly taken to fill that role, but has yet to prove anything. If Marvin Jones or Eric Ebron take off as a serious deep threat, it could be a top-5 receiving unit again, Megatron or not. Right now, this is easily one of the better units in the NFL right now.
  • Defensive Line - Last year, the Defensive Tackles were top-heavy and shallow, and the Defensive Ends were pretty even and deep. This year, it's the opposite. There are a number of very good DTs on the roster, but none who (at the moment) can be an absolute focal point. The DE duo is very dangerous among the starters, but drops off precipitously after Ansah/Taylor to Gilberry Wallace and Anthony Zettel. Ultimately, this will depend on the development from Kocurek, but I would expect this defensive line to return to being fearsome again, as one of the best units in the NFL.
  • Linebackers - This is another group that was very deep last year, arguably the strongest position on the roster, that has shallowed out a bit. The top is still solid, with Levy, Whitehead, and Bynes (last years' starters). After them is a hope and a prayer, in Kyle Van Noy and Jon Bostic. Blitzing will continue to be an issue, with none on here especially excelling at it (Levy, potentially, excepted). A lot of this depends on health and reliability, but I'd call this unit about average. Particularly good performances by Bynes or Whitehead could make it slightly above.
  • Defensive Secondary - Cornerbacks could be the new strength of the roster. The big concern here is their relative youth (notice a trend?) and inexperience. 25-year-old Slay is the oldest starting CB, and the only there isn't a single CB over 30 on the roster. Safeties have a different issue. Quin is still reliable, though getting up there in age, but he needs a new partner in crime. None of the other safeties on the roster (Killebrew, Bush, Carey) has performed at a starting level in the NFL. Right now, this unit is above average, with the potential to be maybe top-10 if everything works out.

Schedule Predictions

With the caveat that I think predictions before a game aren't worth much...
Week Opp The Game Outcome Record
1 @ Colts I expect the Lions to come out guns blazing week 1, and making short work of the Colts. Likely to be billed as an offensive shootout, I expect the Lions defense to be viscious, giving the edge to the Lions. Win 1-0
2 vs Titans The Lions have tended to lose against who they're expected to lose against, and beat who they're expected to beat. The Titans are improving, but the Lions should still be expected to beat them. Win 2-0
3 @ Packers Riding high on a 2-0 record, and the fact that the Lions are undefeated in Lambeau since 2014, I expect the Lions to be too overconfident, and get handed a loss on the arm of Aaron Rodgers. Loss 2-1
4 @ Bears The Bears have been quietly improving, likely making the NFCN pretty close next year. However, the Lions have had the Bears' number for the last few years (even when the Bears were the better team), and I don't think the Bears are sufficiently better than the Lions to break that. Win 3-1
5 vs Eagles If the Eagles are expecting Bradford to work out for them, they're as mistaken as the Rams were. This may be close, as I think the Eagles may get underestimated a lot this year, but I think the Lions pull it out. Win 4-1
6 vs Rams Newly settled in Los Angeles and with a new QB, I think the Rams may overperform their talent this year. Especially with expectations high for the Lions at 4-1, I think they drop the ball here. Loss 4-2
7 vs Washington I think Kirk Cousins continues to perform well for them, but I think their counting on Josh Norman will prove to be a mistake, and their defense will be weak throughout the year. Win 5-2
8 @ Texans I don't think Osweiler is the long-term answer for them, but I think their defense will be fearsome enough to make up for it. Their defensive line should take ample advantage of the Lions porous OL, and coast to a victory. Loss 5-3
9 @ Vikings The reigning NFCN champions (I'm just glad it isn't the Packers) are a pretty complete team from top-to-bottom. I think this will be a tough-fought match, but the Vikes manage to win by more than a score. Loss 5-4
11 vs Jaguars The Jags have been slowly and steadily improving. However, I think the Lions are still a more complete team and the Lions' DBs will shut down the Jaguar WRs. Coming off a Bye week, playing at home, and coming off 3 consecutive losses, I think the Lions win by a lot. Win 6-4
12 vs Vikings The Lions have been on a bit of a Thanksgiving hot streak, taking out the Packers, the Bears, and the Texans (fuck you, the Lions won that game). Look for them to extend this streak (though not in the blowout fashion of the last two), against the Vikings. Win 7-4
13 @ Saints The Saints defense will continue to be porous, but I don't think the Lions are able to take advantage, with Brees comfortably picking apart the middle of the field all day. Loss 7-5
14 vs Bears With the end of the season in sight, looking to win the division or at least go to the post-season, I think the Lions overlook the much-improved Bears, and drop this game, ending their winning streak. Loss 7-6
15 @ Giants The question will always be which Giants show up. I think the good Giants show up to this game and hand the Lions a big loss. Loss 7-7
16 @ Cowboys At this point, I think the Cowboys will be suffering a rash of injuries. Moreover, I think the Lions DBs will completely take away the passing game and force the Cowboys to be one-dimensional, ekeing out a win. Win 8-7
17 vs Packers With a winning record, vs the Pack at home, I think the Lions could be at "win and in" at this point. I think it'll be a close game, but the Lions lose control near the end of the game. Loss 8-8

Training Camp Battles to watch

The Lions have quite a few battles going on of varying implications.
  • Starting Strong Safety - Right now, Rafael Bush has a strong grip on the position. Don Carey is more familiar with the system and (I think) has a higher floor, but a lower ceiling. On the other side, Miles Killebrew has the highest ceiling of the lot, but also the lowest floor. I think Bush starts, but either Carey or Killebrew could take it with an exceptional showing at Training Camp.
  • Starting Center - This one seems more like a race-to-the-bottom. I think you could but even odds on any of the current three: Ikard, Swanson, or Glasgow. If any of them looks even semi-passable, I think they take the position, but that it'll default to Swanson if nobody proves anything.
  • Starting Defensive Tackles - This is the opposite of the Center, with a young DT who performed well last year (Reid), a young DT who flashed then got injured (Walker), and a high draft pick showing a lot of potential (Robinson). Robinson needs to be favoured right now, if only because Reid is injured. Walker was pursued by Quinn while he was in New England, so I expect him to get an extended look as well. The odds-on favourite should be Reid, but any of them could take it. Most likely is roughly even snaps between the top-two, running a three man rotation with Ngata.
  • Rotational Defensive Ends - The top two are established with Ansah and Taylor. After that, it's wide open. The Lions like to deploy fresh DEs, so third and fourth DEs should be expected to get a lot of snaps still. I'd expect Gilberry to take one of those roles, with a wide-open competition for the last rotational DE position.
  • Third (and Fourth) Wide Receiver - While there are a plethora of pass catching targets on the team, the Wide Receivers themselves are rather top-heavy. There's a wide open competition right now between Corey Fuller, Andre Caldwell, TJ Jones, Jeremy Kerley, and Andre Roberts to fill the last few roles at WR on the team.
  • Third Linebacker - Right now, I would still put Josh Bynes as the favourite for the third Linebacker position. However, Kyle Van Noy has been having a great offseason. Drafted in the second round, he was expected to be an edge-rushing blitzer, a role that no LB on the team currently excels. If he is, indeed, starting to live up to his potential, he could unseat Bynes as the third linebacker, and throw the whole position into disarray.
  • Backup Cornerbacks - Johnson Bademosi was brought in as a special teams ace, but is getting a good look at outside cornerback during minicamp. Last year's third round pick, Alex Carter, is similarly getting some reps on the inside. Carter is likely playing for a roster spot against Crezdon Butler, who has shown versatility.
  • Fourth Running Back - With Theo Riddick and Ameer Abdullah firmly entrenched at #1 and #2 at RB, the competition is fierce for a roster spot. Ridley is largely expected to take the #3 role, leaving likely one more slot for either George Winn or Zach Zenner, with Dwayne Washington likely playing for a spot on the Practice Squad. Winn is taking first team snaps right now, and has been with the team a little longer, but Zenner is considered to have higher upside potential. This could be a really close one, like it was last year.
Bonus
  • Third Tight End - There isn't a lot of competition here, but there is somebody to keep an eye out for during Training Camp and Preseason. Cole Wick has been impressing significantly during minicamp, earning lots of rave reviews, calling him (more than once) the best player on the field, while running with the first team. His chances of upsetting the top-2 are next to nothing, but he's an intriguing player to keep an eye on.

Discuss Offensive and Defensive Schemes (optional for non-fans)

Offensive Schemes

The Lions changed offensive coordinators midway through 2015. The previous Offensive Coordinator, Joe Lombardi, was replaced by the Lions' Quarterbacks coach, Jim Bob Cooter. Lombardi was criticized by many for having blocking schemes that didn't suit the personnel, for changing Stafford's play style by taking away deep passes, and for making a system that was too complex.
In his time as interim Offensive Coordinator, Jim Bob Cooter simplified the offensive system, switched back to a primarily power-man blocking scheme as opposed to primarily zone blocking, and was somewhat more liberal with deep passes. This worked to great effect, with Stafford posting (arguably) the strongest 8-game stretch of his career.
Jim Bob Cooter has now had an entire offseason to install his own system, rather than modifying an existing one. Early statements indicate that it will involve far less short passes and screens, and be focused on building around Stafford's existing strengths, rather than fitting him to a desired system.
Using the end of last year as a guide, as well as the situations in which Stafford has performed best, this is likely going to involve:
  • Significantly greater involvement of the Tight End.
  • A focus on spreading the field vertically, rather than horizontally.
  • Underneath routes designed to take advantage of the space created by deep shots, rather than using short slants and screens to set up the deep pass.
  • Diverse sets of 12 and 21 personnel to disguise the play.
While there is going to be an emphasis on improving the run game, the offense will still run through Stafford's arm.

Defensive Schemes

Defensive Coordinator Teryl Austin runs a 4-3, with heavy use of nickel and dime packages, counting on the 4 linemen up front to contain the run game. On average, you can expect to see an extra DB more often than a third linebacker, with a 6th DB almost as often.
It is very personnel-based. With Fairley and Suh, the Lions used interior stunts to get one a free lane. With Reid and Ngata, they focused on containing the interior to use Ansah and Taylor's length in one-on-ones to disrupt the QB. Regardless of personnel, though, the Lions typically rush just the base 4 for pressure. When the Lions do blitz, it is generally unpredictable. They have had blitzed from every position, and nearly every player on the defense has blitzed at least once, including backup CBs, Safeties, and depth LBs. Linebacker blitzes tend to run slightly delayed in the interior.
Austin was a DB coach, and tends to lean heavily on the DBs to work, leaving the DL to clean up (which is why the Lions run nickel and dime so often).
Shoutouts to those who helped:
  • Thanks to skepticismissurvival, as always, for organizing this great series and making sure everything gets done.
  • Thanks to THEGRAPEESCAPE for writing about the Lions, even though he hasn't been cursed with their fandom.
  • Thanks to AngryCavemanLawyer for actually reading my ramblings closely enough to do copyediting.
  • Thanks to everybody who has contributed thus far, giving me ideas from which to work.
  • Thanks to /detroitlions for being way more involved than me this offseason, so I actually had some information to work off of, saving me a massive amount of work looking everything up and putting it in context.
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