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Left him on the bench for fantasy, could be a mistake

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
โ€œI served in the United States Navy"

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Doubt it. Dwayne Can't Throw A Forward Pass Haskins isn't going to do that a whole lot today.

Is coronavirus over yet?

Just enough to get it done, shocked but the Whatevers defense was something to watch after the third drive of the game.

As a WTF fan, I'm certainly happy that he settled down a bit. That WTF defense is nasty.

Is coronavirus over yet?

Eh, I'm letting him sit on FA for another week. He's someone to watch as a sleeper though, if you want to stash him. Not a whole lot of offense to go around for Washington, but they need pass catchers and Logan could be one of them.

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Wentz is making all sorts of bad decisions today. I get that the WFT should have a decent defense based on their talent, but Wentz is giving them extra yards on every sack too.

I think the Jets and Browns should try practicing.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Is the Washington defense actually good enough to win them games like this or are the Eagles just terrible?

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

I'd say somewhere in between. Eagles were down an absurd amount of players by the end of the game and you could see they were mentally defeated once WFT tied the game.

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinski, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

Isiah Ford with two catches from Fitzmagic in a loss to the Phins. Nice to see him sticking on an active roster

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
โ€œI served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

Looking forward to when they unleash Tua to throw to IF.

The Eagles with one of the more impressive choke jobs in recent memory. Went from dominating to getting dominated

Normally you pay double for that kind of action

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
โ€œI served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

Looks like LT3 might be a safety blanket for Haskins. Great game!

Is coronavirus over yet?

Who says Rodgers is washed up??

"The Big Ten is always using excuses to cancel games with us. First Wisconsin. Then Wisconsin. After that, Wisconsin. The subsequent cancellation with Wisconsin comes to mind too. Now Penn State. What's next? Wisconsin?" -HorseOnATreadmill

Rodgers is one of those guys you can never count out. You could put him on the Jets and they'd be a threat to win 8 games.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Regular season legend, Aaron Rodgers.

Losing record in the playoffs in the previous decade, Aaron Rodgers.

Ouch, no need to hit below the belt Chris hahaha

"The Big Ten is always using excuses to cancel games with us. First Wisconsin. Then Wisconsin. After that, Wisconsin. The subsequent cancellation with Wisconsin comes to mind too. Now Penn State. What's next? Wisconsin?" -HorseOnATreadmill

He hit me below the belt earlier today

Oomph. Chris = Vikes fan. Noted!!

Ok so Saturday we're cool, Sunday:

"The Big Ten is always using excuses to cancel games with us. First Wisconsin. Then Wisconsin. After that, Wisconsin. The subsequent cancellation with Wisconsin comes to mind too. Now Penn State. What's next? Wisconsin?" -HorseOnATreadmill

Vroom Vroom

Settle and LT celebrating a win. Not a Washington fan but it's still beautiful.

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Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

I got Hokies bingo during the Washington game. Saw Kendall, Stroman, and Settle on the sidelines at different points, and of course LT all over the field.

As a WFT fan, how do I celebrate after a win?

There's always a lighthouse. There's always a man. There's always a city.

Copious amounts of alchohol always encouraged. Wifey got a skins win and I got a Raiders win. Good start to the season...

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
โ€œI served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

*alchohol*

Indeed, my friend.

๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ, I dont know how my phone auto corrected that one. But I am on beer 6 so i am actually a just a smidge glad the pack cancelled on us or this would be an exceptionally drunk weekend...

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
โ€œI served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

Actually look at the schedule to see who's next. (Not sure if that's due to the apathy that set in last year, or the general apathy of 2020.)

Glad to see the Redskins defense so dominant today. A little slow in the secondary but turned out great.

Really glad to see LT do well today. HTTR!

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I'm rooting for it to oneday be HTTRW

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Lions with a great job of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory with that drop at the end. Also, Tampa looked like a clown show today

Couldn't help but notice that Ky. Wildcat, Lynnn Bowden, of recent Duke's Mayo Bowl fame ???, was traded from the Raiders to the Dolphins prior to the start of the season.......... (He was with the Raiders for at least 4 months and 0 games.) I have to wonder why, could it possibly been a character issue?? That would be SO surprising considering his despicable behavior in the warmup period prior to the Bowl game with the Hokies. Not a good look for Mr. Bowden or Kentucky Football.

TF

Actually it was reported as his transition to RB was not going as well as hoped so they did not want to waste a roster spot on him

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
โ€œI served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

I know people here don't like him because of the Belk Bowl incident, but I don't think wild speculation about his character is called for.

Multiple people have reported the trade was simply due to him not working out at running back (I'm personally shocked he didn't immediately pick up a position he's never played before in a few weeks of practice).

The report that I read indicated the Raiders were concerned about his behavior possibly negatively impacting their other draft picks and that he seemed to be more interested in looking at cars than learning the playbook.

TF

My mistake, carry on and have a leg

Peeking at the Chargers subreddit, most of the 20 people on there are calling for Herbert to replace Tyrod already. I watched the game, he had a few errant throws but made some nice ones as well, has a tough task against KC next week though.

Also think I saw Faycson on special teams maybe? don't know if he got defensive snaps as well.

The backup is always the most popular player. If they stick with Tyrod I think they have a legit shot at the playoffs with that defense and few solid weapons.

I actually think the Chargers game plan and play calling were too conservative. The reality is that Tyrod himself takes care of the ball, so they need to trust him to take care of the ball while being more aggressive. That game plan was so safe and vanilla. It was playing not to lose, and it was a questionable push-off from biting them in the ass in game 1 already.

Tyrod extended multiple drives where they had unsuccessful conservative first and second down calls lead to third and longs by making the kind of superman plays he often made at VT. They need to let that man loose a little bit.

yea I agree, their play calling was stineyesque in some ways. If I remember correctly they also couldn't convert on some 3rd and 4th and shorts in the redzone by running the ball. Sucks to see Tyrod in this position again though, was hoping that because the Chargers have to elite WRs and a pretty good back in Ekeler, he could thrive, but hopefully they'll open up the playbook more going forward.

I don't mind being aggressive at the right times, but I still disagree with the McCarthy call to go for it on 4th down inside the red zone when a field goal would've tied it. If it was 1 yard and you're trusting the OLine and Zeke to get it, I could probably live with it, but 4th and 3 when the field goal ties it seems unnecessary.

Also, losing Jarwin for the year sucks and losing LVE for 6-8 (more?) weeks with a broken collarbone make for a super shit start for the year.

Sounds good to me.. HTTFT... lol

Chris and Kirk calling an NFL game is cursed audio.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

It threw me off big time at first but I like them both and they are a huge part of my life as a sports fan, so it has settled in nicely.

At first it felt weird but I gotta say I kinda like it those guys are very very good at what they do.

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I felt like boring NFL brought them down a bit. I am sure the empty stadium sucked some life out of them as well. They did a good job though.

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Steelers look strong.

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Rell quietly establishing himself as a part of an elite defense there. Hopefully he keeps progressing and gets a solid 2nd contract.

Yep. Always seems to be around the ball.

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Went 2-0 in fantasy this week, nice.

There's always a lighthouse. There's always a man. There's always a city.

How about that first place Washington Football Team. (gotta enjoy it while I can)

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A 1st in Football Team history!

my favorite thing from week 1

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

https://brownswire.usatoday.com/2020/09/15/larry-ogunjobi-wyatt-teller-r...

Right guard Wyatt Teller scored an outstanding 91.2 for the Browns. Not only does it top the Browns offensive scoring from PFF, but it makes Teller the highest-graded guard in the entire league through Sunday's games

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He also picked up a 15 yarder on a crackback and almost got another one for piling on in the same drive earlier tonight.

That attitude will get him a good NFL career and a lot of laundry.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Has he regrown his mullet because we all know that is the true source of his power?

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
โ€œI served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

He backed it up, WK2 still at 90.1.

Whatever. It was one bad year.

Seasonal Brew means High ABV for football season and standard the rest of the year.

Looks like another long year on tap in Cincinnati but Burrow looks the part. If they can turn 75%+ of the roster over in the next few years they might be in a good spot. Or he wastes his career there. It's really hard to say.

As a Browns fan I am not happy with how good Burrow looked out there tonight. He is going to be a problem for years. That said the Browns defense is like half 2nd string with all the injuries and didn't look like anyone other than Ward knew how to play pass coverage. Giving up 30 to that depleted Bungals squad was a big disappointment.

Whatever. It was one bad year.

Seasonal Brew means High ABV for football season and standard the rest of the year.

You have no worries, Bungals QB's always look good for a season or two and then fade back to average at best.

If they don't fix that O-Line he may not survive for season two.

Whatever. It was one bad year.

Seasonal Brew means High ABV for football season and standard the rest of the year.

The defense and OLine are really bad in Cincy. I like their offense skill players. If they can find a few free agents and draft Sewell to go along with Jonah, they may be able to win a few of these shootouts....at least until they can fix the D....

I think it was a good idea to install a lot of LSU stuff for Burrow, but I think they are using a little too much of it when they don't have the line to pull a lot of the empty stuff off effectively. I think they are trying to do too much LSU stuff right now at the cost of leaning more on Mixon, which is the established quantity they know can produce now.

You can also tell Burrow is still getting up to speed with how NFL works. One play last nights really stood out to me. He went out of the pocket to his right and a DL from the browns was there and he tried to spin move away and the DL just grabbed him and slammed him down.
It goes to for me the oddity of NFL teams drafting QB's 1st and playing them right away. Manning was the last QB picked 1st to win a super bowl and he still split some reps his first year in the league.

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It goes to for me the oddity of NFL teams drafting QB's 1st and playing them right away.

sink or swim. move on if bust. with rookie pay scale, it makes sense to maximize championship window with them as the guy.

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Is there a championship window? It's been 16 years since a draft with a QB taken first has won a Super Bowl. I'd say the data is starting to create a trend here.

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i don't even know why "#1 overall pick starting on day one" is any different than any other "first round QB starting on day one". If anything the argument is just that teams with a first overall QB are particularly poor.... but horribly terrible teams are also likely among the most QB needy. are you arguing that teams should mortgage the future to move up and get a rookie QB to try to put them over the top as opposed to drafting one into a poor team?

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

I'm saying bad teams that have #1 picks shouldn't play their new not NFL ready QB week 1-5 as the starter. It does nothing to help the team short or long term. Let them get used to the game, get some better playmakers around them in year 2 and make a run. QB's not named Manning taken outside top 9 haven't won a Super Bowl since the 1983 draft.

If you are an awful just awful NFL team (Browns, Bengals, Washington, Jags etc) I'd rather drop down to a 8-15 pick and get a 2nd 1st round or three 2nd round picks to actually build a team instead of hope for the best and then turn out the same way it has for 15 years of drafts, not winning a Super Bowl and only once even making it (Newton).

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that's fair. (Don't forget Goff also made a super bowl appearance). I don't agree that super bowl appearances in a vacuum is the end-all be-all indicator of whether or not a pick was a success. but i think i would tend to agree that NFL teams are actually not all that great at evaluating QBs and often reach due to high positional value.

also worth noting that there are 5 #1 overall QBs who are still active with the franchise that drafted them.

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Welp. Tyrod has probably lost his starting job already. Out today with a chest injury and Herbet gets the start and immediately leads a TD drive against KC.

Some kind of fluke injury (in the locker room?) may cost him his starting job. He has the worst luck man.

yea and after that kind of performance against the defending champs, I don't really see how Herbert isn't starting after this.

I don't think Herbert did anything Tyrod wouldn't have done. He leaned on the Chargers defense every bit as much as TT did last week.

However, given the similarities the fans will probably want the younger and shinier new toy.

It's weird because I feel bad for him but at the same time, I can't feel all that bad because he's made a nice career for himself. Not many 6th round picks stick in the league 10 years. It's just frustrating because it never seems like he can get a team that will let him be "the guy" for 2 years just to see what happens. It's always something. Maybe the team doesn't have any talent around him. Or he'll get talent but the team takes another QB and eventually moves on. He's never really had an opportunity to where he's not always looking over his shoulder.

Just the worst luck everywhere he's gone

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

What I thought immediately as soon as I saw the gamebreak highlight and quickly saw that #5 wasn't under center.

During halftime of the Pats/Seahawks game it was reported that he was hospitalized with chest pains Sunday morning. It was also reported that the bolts head coach stated when he is healthy he will play (for whatever that's worth).

Edit: link to ESPN story Here

Chest pains and difficulty breathing? I hope Ty's alright

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

I think I read that it was probably due to an injured rib from practice the day before? Hope Tyrod's healthy soon though

How does your starting QB injury his ribs in practice? There is no contact between linemen anymore so I know no one is getting close to the QB. Tyrod is super unlucky in his pro career...

I read on TKP somewhere it was a reaction to a shot he had before the game to play. This could be completely false as I can't remember where i read it.

I heard the same thing on either DP Show or Cowherd's. They said it was a reaction to a pain injection he got before the game to treat a rib injury

I think I also heard the injury was in the game the week before and not in practice.

The Chargers' team doctor accidentally punctured his own quarterback Tyrod Taylor's lung just before kickoff Sunday while trying to administer a pain-killing injection

1-0 every week

Olamide Zaccheaus with the loluva level play to cost the falcons the game.

I am always happy when loluva players lose because they are loluva...

OMG I was freaking out on so many levels during that game. I was ranting like a mad woman for most of the game. Got happier when Dallas woke their asses up and started playing. More ranting due to stupid mistakes and still losing. Hyperventilating during the last 2 minutes of football time. Squeezing my hands together so hard my fingers turned purple after the onside kick. Jumping and screaming and dancing when the field goal was good...

It was a FUGLY game but my Boys somehow won.

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

Someone said 28-3 around the Falcon's bench in the 2nd half.

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Redskins back to Redskinning again, oof

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
โ€œI served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

And this is suprising in what way? That's what they do.

Washington being terrible makes me happy, just like loluva being terrible makes me happy.

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Heh...Dick Stockton was turning Redskins into a drinking game.

Not the best matchup for our D. Pretty much did the same thing against Philly but Kyler is much more elusive. I like the Cleveland matchup alot more next week..and then Lamar after that game...๐Ÿ˜ฌ

I had never watched Kyler Murray play before, he looked like a pee-wee player out there he was so small. But damn can he move and throw. As long as he avoids any big hits i can see him having a fruitful career

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
โ€œI served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

I do see positive things with this Washington football team, and I think once Kendall Fuller gets back the secondary will be much better (although Apke is good for two or three boneheaded moments in each game that result in huge plays).

Whenever the offense can figure out how to generate first downs early in the game, things will be much different.

Is coronavirus over yet?

I dont know whether they need more receiving threats or whether Haskins is too in love with the check down, but defenses do not fear the big play. Something needs to improve there because the running game shows signs of promise. Agree that Fuller will add to a pretty god defense.

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I think having a deep threat has to coincide with a line that can block better than a wet tissue. They were what, 31st last week in time for Haskins to throw? I don't think they did much better yesterday.

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We do need upgrades at the WR position. But Haskins, even when he gets time, is horribly inaccurate with his passes. He left a ton of yards on the field yesterday.

Is coronavirus over yet?

That is what I am seeing as well. Very few easy catches for receivers. May be footwork issues, I would have to check the replay. He is also pulling too early of he wants to complete a pass and too late if he wants legitimate yards with his legs. I am pulling for him, but I have not been encouraged yet.

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Yeah, asking a lot for the defensive line to contain and tackle him, and the talent falls off quickly as you hit the LB core. No one in the league can completely lock down Hopkins, and their other options (Kirk, Isabella, Fitz) are all really good too. That's a talented offense in AZ.

I still can't believe the Cowboys overcame a 20-0 deficit, and 29-10 halftime deficit. I don't know how Atlanta didn't try aggressively to recover that onside kick, but I am certainly not mad about it.

You and me both! That was crazy. When I called my dad at the end of the game (I have always watched football with my dad and since I got married and moved away, I always call after every score and win), he was completely shocked because he hadn't been watching the game. He had no idea that they had come back that much. The last he heard was when it was 39-30. I was talking to my mom at that point and forgot to tell her to let me talk to him. Then when Dallas got the last touchdown, I didn't call yet... He was not expecting my call at the end.

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

Watching that kick, it feels like Atlanta forgot that the ball has to go 10 yards before the kicking team can touch it, ot the receiving team. Thats just bad coaching.

Anyone of the 3-4 Falcons right by it should have fallen on it.

I hate the Cowboys with a passion so that was not fun to watch.

Harrison Butker is an absolute savage

Three straight 50+ yard kicks to win the game. Including back to back 58 yarders. Wow.

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Imagine if he hadn't missed that xp earlier?

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Its weird seeing the 12th man look like a loluva spring game

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
โ€œI served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

Actually felt pretty good about NE after last nights game, they never quit kept at it and had a shot to win on the last play and Seattle simply made a play late. Gonna be interesting to see how far Newton can take NE with limited weapons on offense and depending how long White is out. Gotta feel bad for James white right now with all hes going through.

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Dang! I wasn't paying attention to much yesterday, so just read about White after seeing your post. He is by far one of my favorite NFL players! His Super Bowl 51 performance helped me win a fantasy playoff pool. He should've won MVP for that. Has always come across as a hardworking, do it the right way, all business, kind of player. Praying for him and his family.

Yup its a pretty sad story considering how good of a guy he is, really loved seeing all the players from around the league showing support last night on the broadcast.

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As much as I don't like the Pats, I do want to see Cam do well. He was done dirty in Charlotte from the start, with their refusal to get him WR help or a competent OL to protect him. Last night we saw how good he can be when he's given time to make his reads.

Also goes to show just how important the OL is. The fact that so many teams just refuse to make it a priority is befuddling. It needs to be Step 1 in how to build a contender.

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I've never been a Pats fan either, but I've enjoyed watching them these first two weeks. I like how they've mixed in some read option/RPO/and inverted veer concepts into the offense to utilize Cam's running ability. Also looking forward to Keene making his debut hopefully this weekend, as I think he's been battling an injury the last few weeks. Pretty impressive showing by Cam last night to lead the comeback and almost clinch the win.

They also are almost going out of their way to de-emphasize Cam running the ball to make the times he does run more effective, while keeping him from getting hit as often.

This is in stark contrast to the way Rivera used him, which was to essentially run him early, run him often, let him get hit as much as humanly possible, and then go full shocked Pikachu face when the injuries happen, significantly impacting his play.

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Definitely would agree that Carolina really worked him hard in that element and after a few years in a row with bad injuries they kept on which was dumb. I like the threat he brings with his feet but definitely feel he has some good arm talent and has a good knack for avoiding sacks to get that extra second or two which really helps.

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BTW, did anyone else think the officials in the Washington game weren't that great? Questionable calls both ways, and then Rivera had to throw the challenge flag to point out that the defense had two many guys on the field.

Hoping it was just a first year white hat not having a preseason to work the kinks out.

Welp, the Panthers are officially in the Tank for Trevor sweepstakes now that McCaffrey is out for "multiple weeks".

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And we can welcome the Giants to the club as well, now that Saquon Barkley has a confirmed torn ACL.

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It was a rough weekend for me. I had Barkley in one league and McCaffrey in another

Well this is two weeks in a row that my opponents has had a Packer player go ballistic against me. First game was Adams going nuts catching and this week it was Jones running and catching.

Jets seem like the kind of dumpster fire that can win that sweepstakes.

Aren't they the kind of team that would screw that plan up by winning just enough games?

Not so fast my friend. Big Mike has something to say about this whole thing.

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Good news is today Anthony Lynn said Tyrod was still the starter "100%"

I thought he said "If Tyrod is 100%, then he is our starter."

That means if Tyrod is 95% come this weekend, Lynn can start Herbert and remain true to his word. Hopefully Tyrod gets another shot.

I thought a shot caused his problems this week.

That would be the injection

Shot, injection, my kids scream either way

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Lynn seems like a good guy. If there's a guy in the league that would keep his word, its likely him. But I'm highly skeptical that Herbert won't keep the job. He'd have to stink it up for Tyrod to get back in there imo. Herbert looked really good in that KC start. He is the future of the franchise. And even with some minor hiccups in his play, the fact that he can play like he did against KC means you should leave him out there from a football perspective. That's just how it works. All my bias wants Tyrod to get his job back, but the rational thing to do is leave Herbert out there

nd even with some minor hiccups in his play, the fact that he can play like he did against KC

I've seen this mentioned a lot from fans and pundits alike, but the KC defense isn't anything special. They finished 14th in defensive DVOA last year. They are, and have been for many years, a pretty middle of the road NFL defense. It has been a long time since they were elite. The reason this game was close is because the Charger's defense is actually really strong and stacked. Particularly they can get pressure with just the DL and have a good secondary. Herbert was impressive for a rookie, but that game was close because the Chargers defense held KC's offense, the actual strength of the team, in check.

Even if he really does mean that, the second Tyrod makes a mistake the fans will scream for Herbert now that they've seen him. Unless Tyrod plays out of his mind, it's Cleveland all over again.

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Wow, that is scary. I guess the Chargers are internally trying to sabotage Tyrod in order to play Herbert now. /s sort of

Going back to Browns magically running a completely different offense from snap 1 of the Baker Mayfield experience-it makes one wonder sometimes...

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There are reports coming out now that he only needed to pain injections because Charger's trainers injured his ribs the week before while they were putting his shoulder pads on.

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I've never played organized football so how the fuck do you get injured putting shoulder pads on?

Tyrod could have another 5+ years ahead of him holding a clipboard because he's by all accounts a great locker room guy, but damn if he isn't snakebitten as a starter.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Not to mention the nice payout he is going to get from the insurance for this.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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ESPN reporting now that doctors have advised Tyrod "not to play indefinitely." Wow. I hope that doctor has a med mal insurance policy.

I'm not a doctor, but I would think that not only does he have to deal with the hole in his lung, but wouldn't this mean that the actual contents of the syringe went into his lung, not where it was supposed to go? Fluid in the lungs is never good, even if it is only a few ccs.

"Sooner or later, if man is ever to be worthy of his destiny, we must fill our heart with tolerance."
-Stan Lee

"Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing."
-Ron Swanson

"11-0, bro"
-Hunter Carpenter (probably)

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A great summary of what happened this week.

"Oi! What's a Horkie"
"I am ya Grot!"

"Horkies were made for two fings foighten' and winnen'" - Horkie Warboss

"That Gritty git doesn't exactly look like a Horkie, but by Gork and Mork it acts like one!"-Random Horkie Boy

The Jags' new all-teals are immediately a top tier look.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Thursday night football: I have #blessed enough to go down on the sideline once during a game (the awful 09 Carolina Thursday nighter). I didn't understand the "qualifiedness" of Erin Andrews until that night. Mercy.

Also, Fitz looks absurd in a helmet.

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My goodness how time flies...Fitz got drafted in 2005.

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I took my son to his first game in Blacksburg for the 2006 Clemson game (one of my favorite games in Lane Stadium). He was all dressed up in his Hokie gear with a sweet little sign, and it just so happened that as we walked down the side walk some security guards stopped us so a car could pull in next to the ESPN trailer... Out rolled the crew.

High five from Todd Blackledge and Erin Andrews for the little guy (she gushed over how cute he was for a moment). I can confirm your opinion of Erin Andrews.

Is coronavirus over yet?

The sideline just went silent as she passed by. It was something else.

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Its hard to talk when your jaws on the floor, or atleast so I've heard.

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

Apparently Isaiah Ford is Fitzpatrick's most trusted slot receiver

In the most 2020 thing ever, the Browns appear to be competent at football

Kendall Fuller with a nice INT of Lamar Jackson.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

And RG3.

Wyatt Teller is a beast for the Browns

I really hope Washington is playing for Trevor Lawrence.

Is coronavirus over yet?

Oh come one Trevor isnt that bad a guy, why would you wish that on anyone!

WFT has inflicted 20 years of futility on fans since Snyder bought the team but they are somehow never the absolute worst team in most years. They're like the 4th worst or something.

This year they will stink it up every week but not be as bad as the Jets so Lawrence will be off the board.

Im gonna say it, the Atlanta Falcons OL is.... not good.

Pain is Temporary, Chicks Dig Scars
Glory is Forever, Let's Go Hokies!!

Haskins just benched for Kyle Allen for the skins next game, oof

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
โ€œI served in the United States Navy"

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Benched to the 3rd string...

There's always a lighthouse. There's always a man. There's always a city.

And apparently his dog died last night too. Ruff week

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
โ€œI served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

Did his truck break down too,cause this sounds like the making of a country song.

Herbert named the starter going forward for the Chargers.

Tyrod got done so damn dirty.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Pretty messed up and also extremely unlucky.

Knew it was coming. Like I said somewhere earlier in this thread or maybe the Hokies in the NFL thread, its just the nature of the NFL. Herbert is playing too well to take out regardless of the circumstances. He looks like the real deal and when you were drafted in the 1st round, its pretty much a done deal that you're gonna be the starter

Sucks immensely for Tyrod.

However, Herbert actually looks like he is an NFL caliber quarterback. Would be very hard to take him out now, especially since that franchise needs any and all reasons to get fans on board and to stay interested.

Kyle Fuller just killed a man coming across the middle. Clean hit shoulder to chest.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

LAYING THE LUMBER

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It's a fumble! Didn't think they would overturn that

Yes, yes he did...and the link:

*Edit: NFL took down the original vid.

Hit him so hard he caused a fumble, broke his ribs, and Vaughn's girlfriend died.

Edit: Why am I getting downvoted for a reference to The Program?

NFL evidently jumped on this quickly. Video blocked.

That was a niiice hit by Kyle. I loved how you heard the collective 'Ooooh" when he laid his shoulder into Evans. It was a fumble. He had possession and took 3-4 steps....

I also loved Brady's hissy fit at he end of the game when he threw the incomplete pass on 4th down then threw the tablet on the sidelines.

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

Wow, I never thought I'd see Alex Smith on the field again. Incredible. Although I am so nervous for him every time the ball gets snapped.

Same here, now i am hoping they win for Alex Smith.

Kendall Fuller with his 3rd INT in the last 2 weeks. Keep 'em coming!

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Every time I watch WFT I'm like "WTF is this?"

Is coronavirus over yet?

Wtf how true. Team has more problems than just QB position. They could draft 7 more rounds and still not have an NFL roster. On o, they have mclaurin and Gibson, and a bad o line. On d, they have a decent line and a couple players in the back end. Winning is not in the future of this team. They should go the suck for Lawrence route

Problem is that the entire division sucks to the point where someone's going to accidentally win enough games to screw up the draft pick.

Unless they luck out like the Dolphins and Tua -- only tank enough to get the 5th pick, but then Tua gets hurt and drops out of the #1 spot anyway.

I could not help but flinch every time Alex Smith touched the ball, glad he made it out alive with that swiss cheese oline going against Aaron Donald...

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
โ€œI served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

Remember when everyone said NE was stupid for letting Jimmy G go? Guess who just got benched against MIAMI

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

OUCH!! Dak out for the season.

Is coronavirus over yet?

That's gonna be tough to overcome in general holy shit it was gnarly.

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

Yeah about that 140$ million contract you did not sign.

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
โ€œI served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

Heartbreaking to see. I hate injuries so much.

Football gives Alex Smith back and takes Dak out right away. Feel horrible for him.

That was the worst! When I saw it, it made me shiver. Then seeing it again when they were talking about it on SNF where it was just hanging... I heard he has a compound fracture and dislocated ankle.... OUCH!

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

Sigh. We won, but at what cost. Glad Dalton was able to pull it out in the end there.

I feel really awful for Dak. Got a bit choked up seeing him teary eyed as they carted him off. Can't even begin to imagine the myriad of things that must've been going through his mind in those moments. I hope he he's doing well.

Totally agree with you. Really hope he recovers well and can make a come back.

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

I'm a WFT fan (sadly) but I absolutely hated seeing Dak get hurt like that. Just a devastating injury. And I admit I respect the guy for speaking up about mental health. Some things are bigger than sports.

There's always a lighthouse. There's always a man. There's always a city.

Gotta imagine if he ever plays again hes going to make sure he gets a solid contract next time that injury could be big trouble for him recovering from physically and mentally.

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

They are already talking about Dallas probably franchising him again next year for 37 million.

Yeah but that is in the immediate wake of the injury, they say what they are supposed to say. If its looking like he won't be back at full strength does anyone really think he will get a big contract or franchise tag again? It def sucks for him, and that was the risk he took when he did not sign one of the deals that was on the table, but that is the business of the NFL. "Not For Long"

So who will TT be playing for next season?

VTMidge

So who will TT be playing for backing up next season?

sad, but true

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Saw one blurb stating that both Washington and Dallas could look at him for a backup this year if medically cleared.

Maybe it was just your wording, but if he goes to Dallas or Washington he would not be the backup.

Whatever. It was one bad year.

Seasonal Brew means High ABV for football season and standard the rest of the year.

Jets release Le'Veon Bell and oh I am laughing.

Feature back Frank Gore here we go. Let's see if he can brute force 3 ypc his way past Walter Payton if he sticks somewhere in 2021. Only 1200 yards to go.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Bell might be laughing to the bank. Pretty sure he got the guaranteed contract that he wanted. Steelers are laughing as well.

Maybe? He got paid but with his contract demands I cant see anyone going after him since its been 3 years roughly since he actually played well. Could see TB or a team like Chicago going for him.

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He's signing with the Chiefs. They have enough weapons where they can take a flyer on him for cheap (won't have to break the bank since he still gets his money from the Jets) and it won't really matter if he doesn't pan out. But, if he returns to even half of his peak form, though, this is a huge win for them.

"Sooner or later, if man is ever to be worthy of his destiny, we must fill our heart with tolerance."
-Stan Lee

"Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing."
-Ron Swanson

"11-0, bro"
-Hunter Carpenter (probably)

If he's managed his money well you're right. He's owed $6m whether he plays or not, but good luck getting much more out of anyone who isn't desperate.

I'm mostly laughing at the Jets too.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Logan Thomas with a beautiful toe tap catch in the corner of the end zone.

Chuck Clark just got jobbed out of an INT on a hail mary because of a roughing the passer

Kendall Fuller with a gorgeous INT in the back of the endzone for the WFT (although admittedly probably was out of bounds).

There's always a lighthouse. There's always a man. There's always a city.

CLEARLY oob!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿคฌ

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Hey if you're a Giants fan, why complain? You get the win and Kendall gets the stats.

There's always a lighthouse. There's always a man. There's always a city.

No complaints now

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Almost the exact same spot as LT's TD.

And it definitely was in bounds.

Rodgers with the hingle mccringleberry celebration only for the play to be ruled short of the end zone and then he threw back to back interceptions on the subsequent drives (one was returned for a touchdown, the other returned inside and ten and subsequent touchdown)

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

There's always a lighthouse. There's always a man. There's always a city.

Love a good schadenfreude game with Aaron Rodgers. Usually I have to wait until the playoffs for that.

That's the best I've seen the Bucs play in a long, long time.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

Ooh.. Tremaine was this close to getting a pick in the first half.

My favorite part so far was the halftime report when Strahan was talking about somebody being in the gap and he said "That gap was so big it was like looking in the mirror in the morning."

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

Touchdown Logan Thomas. Breaking a tackle and getting 6 vs. Dallas.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Joey Slye was about a foot shy of making a game tying 65yd FG.

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That was right down the middle too.

I really hope he does break the NFL record one of these days

What we do in life, echoes in eternity

Maybe the best missed kick I've seen. And that kick would've not only been a game tying kick, it would've been the new NFL record. And the current 64-yard record was set in Denver too.

Lol falcons

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Dalton Keene sighting!

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Jerry Jones should fire his GM.

What a shit show this season has been with injuries, Covid delays, etc but dang if there arn't some entertaining games too.

The Hawks/Cards game last night was a lot of fun to watch. I started Budda Baker as my IDP in fantasy yesterday and even I let out a yell when DK caught up to him.

I get the feeling next weeks Sunday nighter is going to be a snoozer, even though I will always love my Eagles. I am getting a little tired of every talking head saying "Well somebody has to win it." when talking about the NFC East. We know. The way this season has gone, just get in the playoffs. Who knows who will/won't be hurt by then, who will be on the Covid list, etc.

OBJ out now with a torn ACL. Just so many big injuries to stars.

But it has generated so many good memes.

"Sooner or later, if man is ever to be worthy of his destiny, we must fill our heart with tolerance."
-Stan Lee

"Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing."
-Ron Swanson

"11-0, bro"
-Hunter Carpenter (probably)

Sorry, last one (I lost it at Dan Quinn).

"Sooner or later, if man is ever to be worthy of his destiny, we must fill our heart with tolerance."
-Stan Lee

"Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing."
-Ron Swanson

"11-0, bro"
-Hunter Carpenter (probably)

The Trevor Lawrence/Jets one had me cracking up and simultaneously almost feeling bad for him at the same time. Will be an instant millionaire, but at what cost?lol

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This is called a mismatch ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Sorry Terrell, at least you got the dub

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Bad at putting links in through a phone but Isaiah Ford was just traded to the Patriots.

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Thanks for the assist!

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Poor guy, fins are trending up and Pats are trending down. At least he is still getting paid

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
โ€œI served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

Fullers are just built different.

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Browns run game looked so much better with Teller back yesterday even though he got smoked badly for a sack in pass coverage. I would say Wyatt is goin get paid well real soon.

Whatever. It was one bad year.

Seasonal Brew means High ABV for football season and standard the rest of the year.

Looks like dalton keene is on IR for the rest of the season. Dunno what the injury is big shame for him considering how badly NE needs a TE now

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

Knee injury that lingered too long, and with their starting tight end going down, they couldnt afford to wait on him

At this point I really believe you could make the case that Bill O'Brien should have gone to jail for trading DeAndre Hopkins.

That might be one of the lesser things he's done while there.

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

When was the last time the NFL had this many fun Quarterbacks to watch? Murray, Allen, Lamar, Wilson, Mahomes, Tua, Herbert, Big Ben resurgence etc.

A couple years ago I was wonder when the NFL would get some good young QBs because they were lacking, now they have a good number of young QBs.

I don't know why a DC wouldn't blitz in this situation. Even with a Murray or Jackson at QB what are the chances of him breaking off a 50ydr. I would bring the house and make him get the ball out of his hands quickly.

It's like Gregg Easterbrook used to write all the time in his Tuesday Morning Quarterback column (on of the best things ESPN.com ever had)

It's all about blame management.

If the DC blitzes and the quarterback takes off or finds a wide open man and they score and win, coach gets roasted.

If he calls it safe and a guy makes a ridiculous catch, then it's the blame on the 3 guy around him that didn't "make a play". What was the DC "supposed to do"?

Kind of like OCs that call QB power on 3rd and 7 to settle for a 54 yarder...

Terrell Edmunds doing work today. 2 INTs against the Jaguars

What we do in life, echoes in eternity

Tim Settle had an awesome sack for Washington. Fought through a block and made an athletic tackle

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Mike Evans was only a lowish 3* prospect and the 118th ranked HS player in the state of Texas... insane. This is why I get excited for size over stars sometimes.

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I think I figured out Brady's problem in primetime games this year. It is after his bedtime!

Did y'all know LT was a QB in college?

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Big Tim Settle is earning himself a nice second contract if he keeps playing like he has been.

It's extra impressive that he is able to stand out on such a talented line as well.

It's a done deal. I'm literally debating who to resign John or Timmy. I'm thinking let John go and get a extra year without the salary hit. In 2yrs you can dump Landon and sign Timmy and Daron to long term deals.... Either way Timmy will get paid by someone because you have 2yrs of evidence now....

Denver Broncos will play tomorrow with no QB on the roster able to play due to COVID exposure.

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Wildcat all day? John Elway coming out of the executive suite? Paxton Lynch makes a dramatic comeback?

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

4th String is a RB. Looked for the saints defense for my fantasy team, somebody already grabbed them.

I did the same thing.... Saints D was gone in both leagues I'm playing in... lol

NFL denied Denver's request to play the offensive quality guy. I think he played at JMU? But that had to be one of the most heart pounding moments of that dude's life waiting to here back on that judgement lol part of him had to be thinking "I'm gonna live out my dream!" but then when it came back as a no, "oh thaaank god."

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