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On NFL network right now Bears and Dolphins. Ford and Herbert both putting up yards when they get the shot.

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Brian Johnson kicked a 44 yard FG for the Bears.

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Watched the YouTube vid of all of Fields plays. Forgot Herbert was on the bears. Looked good. Fields missed him on a wheel where he burned his guy. Would've been a 60 yd TD or something but Fields threw to the other side for a jump ball that was caught.

Jack Bauer fears no one. Except Xavier Adibi.

Herbert with his first NFL TD. Has had his name called a bunch today for his play. Even had a punt rush earlier today hay caused the punter to pull up short and have a punt go off the side of his foot.

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Brian Johnson kicks a 54 yard field goal.

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Herbert was getting tons of action on special teams and offense today.

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

Looking more and more likely Joey Slye will get cut by the Panthers. Hasn't been kicking well.

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Tyrod starting for the Texans. Duane Brown still in contract talks with Seattle.

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And just like that Duane gets his deal.

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In 4 seasons with the Seahawks, Brown has made more than in 10 with the Texans. Total take from the Texans was 32.3 million. Total take from the Seahawks has been 38.5 million.

Career earnings are over 82 million dollars. That's some serious change.

The Duane Brown 2008 Virginia Tech Head Coaching position.

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This is funny.

He's 44 and still dropping dimes Brady is unreal the BUCS looking sharp to start the evening.

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

Tyrod seems to be playing well for Houston. Slye also signed on as the kicker, Made a 40 yarder

What we do in life, echoes in eternity

Great TD snag by LT for the WFT!

edit: and shout out to McLaurin for the magic trick reception before that. That ball went right through the defender's arm it seems like

Tyrod cooking, Logan Thomas balling, LETS GO

NFL HOKIES!

Yes,that's the Hokie Bird riding a camel. Why'd you ask?

There's still no other player in the league I want to see succeed more than Tyrod Taylor. Not once in his career has the guy been given a fair shake, great to see him playing so well today

I wanted to draft him in my fantasy league as my backup QB, but I just couldn't trust that the Texans would keep him as the started through week 11 to cover my bye week.

Going into this game I was just soaking up all the Texans Twitter/Reddit doom-and-gloom about Tyrod: he's too old, he can't throw, he's not mobile any more, he's just a placeholder, the Texans aren't going to win a game all year. It happens every time Tyrod goes somewhere new. And, every time, the fans are shocked to find out, hey, he can actually ball, and his teammates absolutely love him.

Reading the same Texans social media this evening, it's nothing but talk of Kool-Aid, playoffs, and "TyGod".

Always underestimated, always shows up to do work.

Tyrod played really good today, the only problem he's gonna get screwed over somehow like he has been on the past three teams he was with (Browns, Bills, and Chargers), especially with how shit the Texans organization been for some time. Houston is still making payments to the Succubus for that Astros World Series (and we all found out how that came).

"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

It took a freaking botched injection to screw him out of his job with the Chargers. I'm always wondering what a franchise will do next to Tyrod. Let the man play!

The Panthers cut Joey Slye in the off-season and today ..... they punted from the Jets' 33 yard line

Terrell wins this iteration of the Edmunds Bowl

Teller is bossing it so far against Kansas city

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

Baker keeps this up he'll be an Indians/Guardians minority owner before he knows it.

Amateur superstar and idiot extraordinaire.

Was it just me or were the refs in the WFT/LAC game complete suck? I have no idea how they confirmed Herbert's "fumble" into the endzone.

Tyrod proving he very much still has the juice.

Herbert takes his first NFL touch a few yards deep in the end zone and gets it almost to mid field

Chuck Clark looking good out there for the Ravens.

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That game ending was nuts with baltimores kick team getting left on the field while Carr bombed one for the walk off touchdown. Loved the Eli and Peyton broadcast I could listen to ex pros analyze and break down live games all day.

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

The end of that game was just electric. Chucky had the Baltimore defense figured out by the 4th quarter and in overtime.

The look on the ravens faces were fantastic. They were shell shocked that the Raiders beat them.

Not sure which of the NFL threads injury updates go to, but Tyrod has been placed on the IR, can't catch a break

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

Player thread, thanks for the heads up, I'll update after kids bedtime.

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Hate it for Tyrod, but the dude did what most other guys never get a chance to do. He's been a combination of a career back up and a part time starter while making millions of $$. I know that competitors just want to compete and that he'd really love to be starting. But when the dust settles he will have done really well for himself.

I'm both parts happy for him and disappointed for him.

Is coronavirus over yet?

Really happy for Chuck Clark, I keep seeing him getting a lot of praise this season.

Has he really played 10 snaps at DT?

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Without watching any Ravens games this year, my guess is some kind of blitz formation where he's standing on the DL and doesn't have a hand in the ground.

Gotta be A-gap blitzes where you have that jumble of guys all standing up in a meant-to-confuse mix around the LOS.

That just seems like lazy stat keeping then. If he is playing safety or LB but gives the pre snap A gap blitz you shouldn't count that as DT.

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I'm not agreeing with how they do it.

They used to post this kind of graphic for Isaiah Simmons all the time in that 2019 season at Clemson with similarly questionable distinctions as to what "position" he was playing each snap. It's just a silly thing to get across their positional and schematic versatility - which is usually a fair description of players like this - but they definitely get a little creative in order to add a few more shock value things to the graphic.

DB versatility from the Torrian Gray era was truly something to behold. Kyshoen Jarrett did similar things to this before his terrible nerve injury for WFT. We moved Kyle Fuller and Kendall to multiple spots in the secondary and they were successful everywhere. Kendall has since showed the ability to play outside corner, slot corner, and safety in the NFL (helped clinch a super bowl from that position).

With David Montgomery hurt, Khalil Herbert split RB duties last game for the Bears and looked fairly good. He's getting some love on the fantasy sites if you're in a bind for RB help, especially in deeper leagues

Well the Bears #2RB just got put on the covid list. Khalil Herbert is likely gonna be the starter with a full workload against the Packers this Sunday. Last chance to get on the Hype Train before it leaves the station. CHOO-CHOO!

Herbert with his first NFL touchdown! Should have picked him up for fantasy....

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I picked him up on Fantasy. He was a bargain! Looking good out there.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Facyson and Kendall fuller both had interceptions. Herbert got almost 100 yards and a touchdown, and Darrisaw had an impressive first start. Not a bad Sunday.

Te to qb

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

So, does this warrant a LET'S GO BRANDON chant??

Here we go, the final play of the game. IT’S INTERCEPTED! IT’S INTERCEPTED BY BANKS! HE’S RUNNING IT ALL THE WAY DOWN THE SIDELINE! THE GAMECLOCK WINDS OUT! ANTONIO BANKS TAKES IT IN!
https://youtu.be/LgEAr3XFrcI

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Whoa, geeze. I legitimately meant this as a show of support for Brandon Facyson and Kendall Fuller only. I didn't mean anything else by it (just now saw this).

Here we go, the final play of the game. IT’S INTERCEPTED! IT’S INTERCEPTED BY BANKS! HE’S RUNNING IT ALL THE WAY DOWN THE SIDELINE! THE GAMECLOCK WINDS OUT! ANTONIO BANKS TAKES IT IN!
https://youtu.be/LgEAr3XFrcI

Haha next time add a "/s" and you will be good.

Put in Donlon

Terrell Edmunds didn't say Virginia Tech for SNF 😔

He said give to me Roscoe

Did he say something else instead?

"That move was slicker than a peeled onion in a bowl of snot." -Mike Burnop

He said "Danville, Virginia".

We put the K in Kwality

And it means nothing and people are really reading way too much into everything these days.

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yeah, I think we're chasing shadows here - I've seen players on SNF/MNF call out high schools and/or hometowns for years now - it's nothing new and I doubt seriously that it's any indication of their thoughts about the state of the program. I would expect most current NFL players to be so absorbed in their jobs-at-hand anyway that they wouldn't have time to be as in-tune with the VT football program as the fans are. I'm sure they see the scores and probably wish the team was winning more but I doubt they give it much more thought than that. Frankly, they have bigger, more important, things to focus on at the moment.

Onward and upward

I think there are a few cases where the player didn't call out his university ever because he legitimately didn't like it there. Willie Parker never shouted out UNC for that reason.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Yes, but Danville literally has 3 brothers playing and had David Wilson /s

Cartoons Plural certainly maintained his VT pride!

Always got respect for the Plural...leg.

Aaron Rodgers has repped Butte Community College and I doubt anyone at Cal cares. I'm pretty sure I've heard other guys say their elementary school. It's a nothing-burger here.

I think they're just having fun with it because hearing 20 guys say "Alabama" and "THE Ohio State University" every game gets boring. Also see: Ball So Hard University.

school of hard knocks blah blah blah

but in a sea of OSU and Clemson and LSU and Bamas, i sure would love to hear a Virginia Tech when there's one to be heard

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

Duane Brown said Virginia Tech last night so there was one heard.

Big fat nothing burger - correct.

Farley getting diced up by these bills so far

Needs to break down and keep his feet; doing a little too much diving at air

Now he's out with what looks like a serious knee/leg injury :'(

He's had a ROUGH rookie season. He's been hurt most of it. When he hasn't been hurt, he's been getting cooked. And there's been mixed reports on his practice performances too. Plenty of Titan fans already writing him off as a bust. I'm a Titans fan that won't go that far (maybe its my Hokie bias showing thru), but its definitely not the start anyone would hope for. Hope his injury isn't too serious and he can start making some progress.

Torn ACL..... 😢😡

Hope he comes back strong

Oof, that's a bummer. At least he's proven he can come back from a torn ACL (is this the same knee?).

Obviously I wish he were playing and would never wish the surgery+recovery process on anyone, but I can't help but think the NFL's CBA makes this injury mostly irrelevant to his career/financial outlook. He's on a fully guaranteed four-year $13.945 million contract (with a fifth year option), so he has years until his next contract negotiations. It's a "what have you done for me recently?" league and everyone gets injured at some point, so missing a rookie year doesn't seem like a big deal when it'd be so far in the rearview mirror by his second contract. Sure this won't help him with endorsements or performance bonuses and he won't be making any all-rookie teams, but the silver lining I'm trying to grab onto is that this might be the best time in his career for this injury to occur. Get well, Caleb!

Glad he caught it for a TD but only 1 target isn't great :(

Pitts looked pretty good in that game. Makes it look like the Falcons' FO made the right pick at #4.

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Tim Settle with the blocked fg!

VB born, class of '14

It helps when Mason Crosby kicks it square at you...what in the world was that trajectory????

Joey Slye is going to get himself cut AGAIN with ANOTHER missed PAT :(

Hopefully the 56 yarder cancels it out :/

VB born, class of '14

Bears got trucked by the Bucs but Herbert is showing everyone he is the truth. No TDs today but 100 rushing (over 5 ypc) and 33 rec yards. Even when Montgomery comes back, gonna be hard to keep him off the field.

I'm a pretty big David Montgomrey fan, I think the biggest thing about these 2 is how they complement each other. They have very similar running styles and are both incredibly hard to bring down

He said give to me Roscoe

2 games into his Raiders Tenure Facyson is straight out balling for us. 13 Tackles, 5 PD and a Pick! Hopefully he keeps it up!

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:
“I served in the United States Navy"

Really happy for him, wasn't contributing all that much on the Chargers. Glad he's coming out!

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Brian Johnson 33 yd field goal for the Saints. NFL debut

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Ended the day 2/2 FG and 1/1 XP, helping NO beat SEA 13-7. Congrats to him.

Kicker U. Based on number of Hokies on IR they may be the last guys standing at the end of the season.

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also, Wil Lutz is out for the remainder of the year so Johnson has a real chance to prove he belongs

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

Slye needs to step up or he is going to have another kicker in weekly camp to deal with trying to take his job.

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I got three alerts from my fantasy app about him kicking FGs so far.

Missed FG earlier and just missed a PAT... not great.

He needs a sports psychologist

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At least he isn't Blewitt with 3 blocked FGs in 4 attempts

Worst kicker name ever...

or best kicker name ever...

Onward and upward

But best hooker name ever.

Herbert is getting absolutely no help from that offensive line

Danny is always open

He's been open a few times when he slips behind the defensive line but Fields has his mind made up to throw somewhere else.

Big Chris Darrisaw getting highlighted several times on SNF

Edit: as soon as I posted this he gave up a strip sack 😬

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

Tyrod is back healthy and in line to get the start vs the Dolphins this week.

really hope he kills it the rest of the season

Tyrod getting killed out there. 3 interceptions so far

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Haven't seen any of the game, but I'd have to guess he was rusty coming off IR. Hopefully he gets back to early season form quickly.

He was a beast yesterday!

He just got paid today too! 4 Yrs 56.8 mil.

I don't think he's actually been better than Najee, but I do think he's been the second best rookie back so far, and could lead the Bears to move on from David Montgomery. That would be a HUGE vote of confidence in Herbert.

Bears player who was just activated from the practice squad got a huge sack on 3rd & 15 and then got flagged for taunting ....... Thankful to the NFL for thinking of the children watching the game /s

Not a Chicago or Steelers fan (Panthers, don't tell anyone), but Chicago got screwed last night by the refs. To the point that I think they should be investigated for any personal interests. The illegal low block that was not illegal that took away a touchdown, the uncalled obvious roughing the passer call on third down that would have given Chicago 1st and goal. The above taunting call was as borderline as it gets, I don't agree with it, but he was technically taunting...but then the ref actually hip-checked the player as he is running back to the sideline. I just wish Marsh had taken his towel and thrown it in the air after the contact by the ref.

I'm biased as a Bears fan but the refs totally screwed that one. He didn't even touch the guy on the low block and Justin Fields got mauled after the whistle a few times with no flag.

that hip check is maybe the most blatant example of biased officiating I've ever seen in the NFL

21st century QBs Undefeated vs UVA:
MV7, MV5, LT3, Braxton Burmeister, Ryan Willis, Josh Jackson, Jerod Evans, Michael Brewer, Tyrod Taylor, Sean Glennon, and Grant Noel. That's right, UVA. You couldn't beat Grant Noel.

I just watched the clip. Holy crap, the ref threw a flag on him after hip checking him?

He was already pulling out the flag before he even backed into him, WTF. Yeah, if I'm a Bears fan I'm pissed.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

The flag was for taunting because he danced/posed while staring down the Steelers sideline (the Steelers cut him in preseason so I guess it was a "you messed up by cutting me" message).

Still a BS call, but the NFL has been making an effort to call more of it this year. I think the hip check portion was just the ref being uncoordinated.

Even if there's no nefarious personal interests at stake, that officiating crew, especially Tony Corrente, shouldn't be allowed to call any more games. They may not be on the take, but they are clearly incompetent. I had no rooting interest in that game to frame my bias and to me, Chicago was clearly screwed.

Facyson is finding himself on the wrong end of highlights tonight against the chiefs - although when they are clicking I dont know of a more difficult assignment than hill

Danny is always open

Really sucks seeing him in the bad end of another td.... I always loved him as a player and will never forget he and Kendall starting together as freshmen

Danny is always open

Collinsworth was giving him praise in the 1st quarter, played a deep route on Hill really well early on.

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

bad day for Brian Johnson with two missed PATs in a 2pt Saints loss :(

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

Terrell getting some love for a nice clean tackle and wins $2,500 for a youth or HS football program of his choice

t-mobile kicking ass and taking names right now, against the lowly Jets but hopefully doing enough to get another decent contract next year

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:
“I served in the United States Navy"

1. LT with a nice toe sliding catch.
2. Slye gets a extra point kick blocked, returned for 2 pts... Looks like he slipped while kicking and may have pulled something. Still.... Could be the end of his time with WFT.

Washington's garbage field claims another one.

Hey siri, how do I fire an owner?

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

Logan Thomas just got Danny Coale'd.

Kendall chimed in saying "I got u FAM"

Kendall Fuller just ended the game with an interception

KENDALL FULLER FOR VT HC. HELL, HIRE ANY FULLER. MAMA FULLER COME ON DOWN.

Kendall Fuller icing the game... saving the game really on a late interception on a 2 point try to tie the game with 15 seconds left.

Looks like Tyrod got benched today for Houston after generating only 45 yards of passing offense and 15 yards rushing. 😬 The entire team is not good, but that's rough.

Uncharacteristically, Tyrod has been terrible this year. At least since coming back from injury. Regardless of the talent around him, he's usually a pretty safe and reliable QB. Nothing eye popping, but efficient, won't turn the ball over and can move the ball down field. But he's turning it over a ton and nothing is going right for him.

Not a ton of talent on this Houston team.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

isaiah ford td!

Danny is always open

amazing td catch for logan Thomas

Danny is always open

Logan Thomas having a good game but just took a shot to the knee and went down immediately in a lot of pain. Hope that he is ok.

Brian Johnson will have a chance for a game winning FG coming up

And it's good!

Game winning FG by Brian Johnson. 49 yarder, balls of steel

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Divine Deablo with 11 tackles today for the Raiders

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Whole bunch of Hokies in the Redskins/Raiders game today.

For ol' DC - Logan Thomas, Brian Johnson, Kendall Fuller, Tim Settle.

Vegas had Diablo and Facyson. Plus a few familiar names from our recent opponents -- Hunter Renfrow from Clemson and Zay Jones from that directionally challenged school in the state to our south.

Not enough unfortunately, O forgot to show up again. This season cannot end soon enough. Need a new coach and a roster rebuild. Gruden and Maynock were too smart for their own good and now we are almost as bad as before they were here...

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:
“I served in the United States Navy"

New england with a performance that would make chin balls happy only throwing 3 times last night. I was waiting for them to break out the triple option at some point to mix it up but they just kept running and running and running and running and running

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I know french tweeted it but Edmunds did his best 2019 Holifield impression last night he was constantly getting pinned in the wash and unable to fill gaps. Bills had a rough go with the run even playing 9 in the box the entire game.

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Edmonds- I was thinking the same thing last night- he was having a tough time getting in position, and was washed out of the play on many occasions. If you don't like the running game, last night was not a ball game to watch. Tough , physical possession football . I was impressed with the tackling of the back four for Buffalo, though. They took a beating last night.

I mean part of it was how close to the LOS they were playing but any time the offensive line got any push he was a non-factor. The Bills did have a few consecutive very good tackles and run stops they just couldn't do it quite enough

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