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shyster : 4/16/2018 9:01 am
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BLUATHRT : 4/16/2018 9:50 am : link
In comment 13915534 Eric from BBI said:
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I wish we had another month before the draft. All of this endless speculation is great fun. (joke)


The draft cant come soon enough.
I want to hold off on  
jvm52106 : 4/16/2018 9:59 am : link
the Shurmur is here so he will develop this QB or that QB into a star. A lot of people were touting McAdoo too with all the "great" stats we had in TC's last year here. Prove it first. I am not ready to annoint anyone without actual proof.
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Capt. Don : 4/16/2018 10:00 am : link
In comment 13915565 UberAlias said:
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I wish we had another month before the draft. All of this endless speculation is great fun. (joke)



Seriously. I actually feel bad for the beat writers. How many different ways can they spin this thing for another 10 days?

I don't. More than one of the beats (cough, cough, Schwartz, cough, cough Paul Dot.) are taking this almost personally. Like anyone disagreeing with them is a personal attach on their credibility.


Oh dont get me wrong - there are a handful that I do not particularly like. I just would not like the job at this point in time. RE-hashing the same stuff for another 10 days is probably about as fun as reading the same stuff for the next 10 days.
RE: I've wanted Darnold from the get go  
Milton : 4/16/2018 10:03 am : link
In comment 13915631 Torrag said:
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Best combination of tools, character and production. Really he's the only 'clean' QB prospect that checks all the boxes.
I think his work ethic deserves scrutiny. Why did he perform so poorly in the athletic testing at the combine? And if it's true that teams were disappointed with how he did on the whiteboard, what does that say? If I'm Pat Shurmer, I don't want a QB who improvises, I want one who remembers his lines and delivers them on cue.
RE: I want to hold off on  
UberAlias : 4/16/2018 10:06 am : link
In comment 13915660 jvm52106 said:
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the Shurmur is here so he will develop this QB or that QB into a star. A lot of people were touting McAdoo too with all the "great" stats we had in TC's last year here. Prove it first. I am not ready to annoint anyone without actual proof.
No one is anointing anyone. Nothing is a sure thing. But we are talking about what their mindset might be. In fact, this was stated specifically with respect to Shula as something they desired (experience in developing QBs).
RE: I just pose the simple question on the QB's  
Gatorade Dunk : 4/16/2018 10:09 am : link
In comment 13915560 Andy in Boston said:
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Shurmur and Giants have stated the Eli has "years" left.
If he has a good year this year, he's going to be the QB next year, which means if they draft a QB at #2 this year; he's likely to sit for 2 years...not 1...but 2.

Is it or is it NOT a waste spend the #2 pick on a QB that could sit for 2 years? When the team has so many holes.

All of that relies on you believing what they said, when they have absolutely no reason or motivation to be honest and forthright. And then is compounded by a fairly large "if."

The QB position is too important to dismiss the opportunity for a smooth transition in favor of a run-to-failure alternative.
Hope Allen Kills It  
GoDeep13 : 4/16/2018 10:09 am : link
He’s become my preferred prospect at this point. Get the QB of the future with the most upside and the most to gain from this situation with Eli, Shurmur, and Shula.
RE: RE: I've wanted Darnold from the get go  
Gatorade Dunk : 4/16/2018 10:11 am : link
In comment 13915667 Milton said:
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Best combination of tools, character and production. Really he's the only 'clean' QB prospect that checks all the boxes.

I think his work ethic deserves scrutiny. Why did he perform so poorly in the athletic testing at the combine? And if it's true that teams were disappointed with how he did on the whiteboard, what does that say? If I'm Pat Shurmer, I don't want a QB who improvises, I want one who remembers his lines and delivers them on cue.

So poorly? Weren't his athletic metrics roughly equivalent to a certain world-class tennis prodigy?
Does it really matter if Darnold does great?  
yankeeslover : 4/16/2018 10:20 am : link
Do you really think Cleveland is stupid enough to pass on him at #1?
RE: RE: I've wanted Darnold from the get go  
Fast Eddie : 4/16/2018 10:28 am : link
In comment 13915667 Milton said:
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Best combination of tools, character and production. Really he's the only 'clean' QB prospect that checks all the boxes.

I think his work ethic deserves scrutiny. Why did he perform so poorly in the athletic testing at the combine? And if it's true that teams were disappointed with how he did on the whiteboard, what does that say? If I'm Pat Shurmer, I don't want a QB who improvises, I want one who remembers his lines and delivers them on cue.


I definitely recall Shurmur saying during combine interview that there was only 1 qb that excelled on their whiteboard. Its anyone’s guess who he was referring to but methinks it was Miltons nephew 😜
RE: RE: RE: I've wanted Darnold from the get go  
section125 : 4/16/2018 10:32 am : link
In comment 13915718 Fast Eddie said:
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Best combination of tools, character and production. Really he's the only 'clean' QB prospect that checks all the boxes.

I think his work ethic deserves scrutiny. Why did he perform so poorly in the athletic testing at the combine? And if it's true that teams were disappointed with how he did on the whiteboard, what does that say? If I'm Pat Shurmer, I don't want a QB who improvises, I want one who remembers his lines and delivers them on cue.



I definitely recall Shurmur saying during combine interview that there was only 1 qb that excelled on their whiteboard. Its anyone’s guess who he was referring to but methinks it was Milton's nephew 😜


I thought that was verified...
At least  
Dirt1 : 4/16/2018 10:33 am : link
they can see Darnold throw in the wind and rain again. Make sure his Pro day was no fluke!!
If Darnold is there  
ryanmkeane : 4/16/2018 10:33 am : link
and they pass...that would be somewhat shocking, and upsetting.
Didn't they  
old man : 4/16/2018 10:38 am : link
Bring in SD about 10 days ago? Or was it postponed?
Either way, it's not a decoy exercise.
As I said a few days ago, they are still rather undecided about their board and picking the top end, valuing which ones get the 2 spot, playing if-thens to finalizing it, and then fight the next 10 days about who they insist earns the top spot on their boats.
If JM does what he did w/ JR, DG makes the final decision.
Really wish the QB and OL/LT classes were what was expected at the end of '16.
RE: At least  
shyster : 4/16/2018 10:43 am : link
In comment 13915725 Dirt1 said:
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they can see Darnold throw in the wind and rain again. Make sure his Pro day was no fluke!!


There are no workouts for out-of-area players visiting team headquarters. Physical workouts anyway. They can be tested on knowledge.
RE: Does it really matter if Darnold does great?  
GFAN52 : 4/16/2018 10:48 am : link
In comment 13915710 yankeeslover said:
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Do you really think Cleveland is stupid enough to pass on him at #1?


Dorsey isn't, they will select him 1st overall.
RE: RE: Does it really matter if Darnold does great?  
Jay on the Island : 4/16/2018 11:14 am : link
In comment 13915768 GFAN52 said:
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Do you really think Cleveland is stupid enough to pass on him at #1?



Dorsey isn't, they will select him 1st overall.

Dorsey is a great GM. In fact he was the guy I wanted the Giants to hire but the Browns acted quickly. IIRC prior to getting hired Dorsey did admit to loving Allen the most out of all the QB's. To further confuse things the Browns hired McGloughan as a consultant. Before being hired McGloughan said that if he were the GM he would take Mayfield 1st overall.
Hope they didn't plan a kayaking trip.  
bceagle05 : 4/16/2018 11:39 am : link
What a mess out there.
RE: RE: RE: Does it really matter if Darnold does great?  
shyster : 4/16/2018 11:45 am : link
In comment 13915810 Jay on the Island said:
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IIRC prior to getting hired Dorsey did admit to loving Allen the most out of all the QB's.


I'm confident Dorsey never made such a comment about Allen. In mid-January, the stories started regarding the possibility of the Browns considering Allen (and Kiper put him #1 in his first mock).

If Dorsey had specifically endorsed Allen, it would definitely have been mentioned at the time.





RE: I just pose the simple question on the QB's  
ThatLimerickGuy : 4/16/2018 11:50 am : link
In comment 13915560 Andy in Boston said:
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Shurmur and Giants have stated the Eli has "years" left.
If he has a good year this year, he's going to be the QB next year, which means if they draft a QB at #2 this year; he's likely to sit for 2 years...not 1...but 2.

Is it or is it NOT a waste spend the #2 pick on a QB that could sit for 2 years? When the team has so many holes.


That's not true.

As has been explained here ad nauseum the dead money cap hit in releasing Eli after next year is much more palateable than if they would have done it after this last season. That's probably one of the biggest if not the biggest reason that Eli will be taking snaps week 1.
RE: RE: RE: I've wanted Darnold from the get go  
Milton : 4/16/2018 11:52 am : link
In comment 13915689 Gatorade Dunk said:
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Best combination of tools, character and production. Really he's the only 'clean' QB prospect that checks all the boxes.

I think his work ethic deserves scrutiny. Why did he perform so poorly in the athletic testing at the combine? And if it's true that teams were disappointed with how he did on the whiteboard, what does that say? If I'm Pat Shurmer, I don't want a QB who improvises, I want one who remembers his lines and delivers them on cue.


So poorly? Weren't his athletic metrics roughly equivalent to a certain world-class tennis prodigy?
I should clarify, I mean poorly in terms of expectations. Of the two, Darnold was supposed to be head and shoulders above Rosen athletically speaking. He was expected to be bigger, stronger, faster--a veritable Steve Austin compared to Rosen. Rosen turned out to be bigger (taller, heavier, and with larger hands); their 40-times were roughly equivalent (if you go by the hand-timed number which oddly enough is considered more accurate than the official time); and Rosen bested Darnold in the three events which Gettleman cited as most telling: the vertical jump, broad jump, and short shuttle.

So the question is: is Rosen actually the better athlete or did he just do a better job of preparing for the events at the combine? I suspect it's the latter. Which I thinks speaks to both of their work ethics.
RE: allen  
BigBlue4You09 : 4/16/2018 11:52 am : link
In comment 13915552 jintz4life said:
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stinks


This is stellar feedback and great analysis. How long did it take you?
They are going to have to charter a boat  
Bobby Humphrey's Earpad : 4/16/2018 11:57 am : link
to get Darnold into East Rutherford.
RE: I want to hold off on  
Brown Recluse : 4/16/2018 12:03 pm : link
In comment 13915660 jvm52106 said:
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the Shurmur is here so he will develop this QB or that QB into a star. A lot of people were touting McAdoo too with all the "great" stats we had in TC's last year here. Prove it first. I am not ready to annoint anyone without actual proof.


Shurmur has done it. McAdoo hadn't.
I suspect that they're not even interested in some of the players  
Ira : 4/16/2018 12:05 pm : link
they bring in for visits, but they have to do it to keep other teams guessing.
RE: The HC is not here for 1 guy but the whole team  
Brown Recluse : 4/16/2018 12:05 pm : link
In comment 13915618 twostepgiants said:
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I agree that Shurmurs hiring is a sign that the organization is moving on and looking QB. As is hiring a QB guy at OC. I think this was to help them identify the right guy to move forward with.

BUT

The Giants cannot turn the Head Coaching job into developing the QB like he is some kind of tutor.

Shurmur needs to be the Head Coach.

he can best implement a game plan and vision that best utilizes the particular skill set and talent of a QB and work seamlessly with him.

But he cannot teach the guy how to play the position.

That was his job when he was a QB coach. Now he is the HC.

Shurmur cant spend his time teaching Josh Allen how to hit a WR in stride or Sam Darnold how to properly plant his feet to throw correctly.

Pat Shurmur is not a QB tutor.


Shurmur will be involved in QB development. And he also has a coach here that he trusts in overseeing that development as well.
I don't get the Allen love  
Peter from NH (formerly CT) : 4/16/2018 12:06 pm : link
Yes he is big and throws forever.... but this is his conference's QBs last year. Any reason why anyone should think he is a top draft choice?



He just seems like a very risky pick at or near the top of this draft.
Finding comparisons for Josh Allen - ( New Window )
Looks like  
sharpshooter66 : 4/16/2018 12:16 pm : link
theyre going to start looking at all the QBs the Browns like so they dont mess this thing up and draft Barkley @1.

Smart move
Intangibles and personality wise  
Coach Red Beaulieu : 4/16/2018 12:37 pm : link
Allen is the least concern.

Don't want someone from QB bust factory USC, we need someone with his nose in the play book and not thinking of how to build a hot tub in his dorm room, and don't need a crotch grabbing bar room brawler outlaw fugitive munchkin.
Allen is probably seeing support from coaches  
UberAlias : 4/16/2018 1:06 pm : link
Who look at him and see an unrefined product but are projecting what they believe he can become with coaching. They may be saying to themselves, coach this guy up and he’s going to have the best career of them all.
RE: I suspect that they're not even interested in some of the players  
Sean : 4/16/2018 1:10 pm : link
In comment 13915891 Ira said:
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they bring in for visits, but they have to do it to keep other teams guessing.


I buy this to an extent, but they are picking #2.
RE: I just pose the simple question on the QB's  
BillKo : 4/16/2018 4:22 pm : link
In comment 13915560 Andy in Boston said:
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Shurmur and Giants have stated the Eli has "years" left.
If he has a good year this year, he's going to be the QB next year, which means if they draft a QB at #2 this year; he's likely to sit for 2 years...not 1...but 2.

Is it or is it NOT a waste spend the #2 pick on a QB that could sit for 2 years? When the team has so many holes.


Andy, it's the most important position..I think we can agree on that. And if the Giants think that's the guy to lead them at that point, you take him.

Remember, the Giants are going to try and build this thing back up...and their first pick this upcoming draft is not the end all.

They can draft a QB, continue to build the team, and have that QB take over in two/three years.

RE: I want to hold off on  
BillKo : 4/16/2018 4:25 pm : link
In comment 13915660 jvm52106 said:
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the Shurmur is here so he will develop this QB or that QB into a star. A lot of people were touting McAdoo too with all the "great" stats we had in TC's last year here. Prove it first. I am not ready to annoint anyone without actual proof.


I think Shurmur has way more credible history working with QBs and offenses than Mac ever did.

Shurmur has worked with some of the best...........

McAdoo was hired early, with the idea he was the next whiz kid IMO.

Shurmur isn't that.
RE: RE: I want to hold off on  
BillKo : 4/16/2018 4:27 pm : link
In comment 13916320 BillKo said:
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the Shurmur is here so he will develop this QB or that QB into a star. A lot of people were touting McAdoo too with all the "great" stats we had in TC's last year here. Prove it first. I am not ready to annoint anyone without actual proof.



I think Shurmur has way more credible history working with QBs and offenses than Mac ever did.

Shurmur has worked with some of the best...........

McAdoo was hired early, with the idea he was the next whiz kid IMO.

Shurmur isn't that.


I really think now the Giants thought they were getting Andy Reid Part 2 in McAdoo. Green Bay connection. Someone introverted (at least publicly). West Coast offense.

Turned out to be a bust.
RE: Looks like  
T-Bone : 4/16/2018 4:50 pm : link
In comment 13915913 sharpshooter66 said:
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theyre going to start looking at all the QBs the Browns like so they dont mess this thing up and draft Barkley @1.

Smart move


Ooor...

They're looking at all the top QBs just IN CASE the Browns take Barkley at #1.
RE: RE: Looks like  
GFAN52 : 4/16/2018 4:52 pm : link
In comment 13916358 T-Bone said:
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theyre going to start looking at all the QBs the Browns like so they dont mess this thing up and draft Barkley @1.

Smart move



Ooor...

They're looking at all the top QBs just IN CASE the Browns take Barkley at #1.


Oooor....they are looking at all the top QBs because they would like to take one if he's there at #2.
RE: Allen is probably seeing support from coaches  
AcidTest : 4/16/2018 5:09 pm : link
In comment 13915989 UberAlias said:
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Who look at him and see an unrefined product but are projecting what they believe he can become with coaching. They may be saying to themselves, coach this guy up and he’s going to have the best career of them all.


And that's what gets teams into trouble. "We can fix this guy!"
RE: RE: RE: RE: I've wanted Darnold from the get go  
Gatorade Dunk : 4/16/2018 9:40 pm : link
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Best combination of tools, character and production. Really he's the only 'clean' QB prospect that checks all the boxes.

I think his work ethic deserves scrutiny. Why did he perform so poorly in the athletic testing at the combine? And if it's true that teams were disappointed with how he did on the whiteboard, what does that say? If I'm Pat Shurmer, I don't want a QB who improvises, I want one who remembers his lines and delivers them on cue.


So poorly? Weren't his athletic metrics roughly equivalent to a certain world-class tennis prodigy?

I should clarify, I mean poorly in terms of expectations. Of the two, Darnold was supposed to be head and shoulders above Rosen athletically speaking. He was expected to be bigger, stronger, faster--a veritable Steve Austin compared to Rosen. Rosen turned out to be bigger (taller, heavier, and with larger hands); their 40-times were roughly equivalent (if you go by the hand-timed number which oddly enough is considered more accurate than the official time); and Rosen bested Darnold in the three events which Gettleman cited as most telling: the vertical jump, broad jump, and short shuttle.

So the question is: is Rosen actually the better athlete or did he just do a better job of preparing for the events at the combine? I suspect it's the latter. Which I thinks speaks to both of their work ethics.

No way! Shocking that you would position this as a knock against Darnold even though you have been singing the praises of Rosen's athleticism for months.

If I could bet on the content of your posts, I'd be as wealthy as the Rosen family.
RE: RE: Eric I actually enjoyed most  
.McL. : 4/17/2018 2:08 am : link
In comment 13915588 Canton said:
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Of the banter. What got tiresome was posters wanting a certain scenerio and presenting supporting arguments based on opinions as if they were fact.








McL

I have linked 20 or more studies and statistical analysis. Having done research, has led to a POV regarding overall team building. As recently as Wilson I was good with drafting RBs. The analytical data out there changed my mind. I daresay that none of you read the available information I linked. To say that I backed my position with only opinion is at best disingenuous.
I would surmise that there is an equal amount of data  
Bill L : 4/17/2018 8:09 am : link
that says that if you put a QB, (WR, OL,DE, CB, etc) on the field with everyone else being a substandard player, you don't win very many championship. Or that if you have a weaker version of any of those players, but everyone else is of championship quality, then you win more often than not.

I would also surmise that there is lots and lots and lots of data to suggest that the more complete a team is, the more successful it is.

RE: RE: Allen is probably seeing support from coaches  
UberAlias : 4/17/2018 11:26 am : link
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Who look at him and see an unrefined product but are projecting what they believe he can become with coaching. They may be saying to themselves, coach this guy up and he’s going to have the best career of them all.



And that's what gets teams into trouble. "We can fix this guy!"
Frequently, yes, that is true. And that's everyone's big concern when it comes to Allen. At the same time, when it's your head coach who has a track record in developing QBs saying it, it is at least a consideration.
RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: I've wanted Darnold from the get go  
Milton : 4/17/2018 11:48 am : link
In comment 13916756 Gatorade Dunk said:
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No way! Shocking that you would position this as a knock against Darnold even though you have been singing the praises of Rosen's athleticism for months. If I could bet on the content of your posts, I'd be as wealthy as the Rosen family.
First of all, I've always said that Rosen was more athletic than given credit for, not that he was more athletic than the others, who are praised for their mobility and athleticism while Rosen is wrongly dismissed as a statue in the pocket. So the focus is on expectations versus performance. Rosen's performance exceeded expectations, Darnold's disappointed vs. expectations. So leaving Rosen out of it for the moment, the question with Darnold is why did he underperform vs expectations? Was it the expectations or the performance that was at fault?

Second of all, I don't understand your fascination with my choice of posts. Why continually make it about me? Why not just comment on the content of what I'm saying or just not comment at all? Besides that, you're wrong. I've commented on a number of topics other than Rosen, but since the most important decision the team will be making in the very near future revolves around what they will do with the #2 pick, it shouldn't be a surprise to you or anyone that the majority of my posts are going to center around that specific topic and who I believe to be the best choice for that pick. I think you'll find that's true of just about everyone on BBI including yourself.
RE: RE: RE: Looks like  
T-Bone : 4/17/2018 12:57 pm : link
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theyre going to start looking at all the QBs the Browns like so they dont mess this thing up and draft Barkley @1.

Smart move



Ooor...

They're looking at all the top QBs just IN CASE the Browns take Barkley at #1.



Oooor....they are looking at all the top QBs because they would like to take one if he's there at #2.


LOL! That was what I was trying to imply.
RE: RE: RE: RE: I've wanted Darnold from the get go  
Thegratefulhead : 4/17/2018 1:09 pm : link
In comment 13915866 Milton said:
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Best combination of tools, character and production. Really he's the only 'clean' QB prospect that checks all the boxes.

I think his work ethic deserves scrutiny. Why did he perform so poorly in the athletic testing at the combine? And if it's true that teams were disappointed with how he did on the whiteboard, what does that say? If I'm Pat Shurmer, I don't want a QB who improvises, I want one who remembers his lines and delivers them on cue.


So poorly? Weren't his athletic metrics roughly equivalent to a certain world-class tennis prodigy?

I should clarify, I mean poorly in terms of expectations. Of the two, Darnold was supposed to be head and shoulders above Rosen athletically speaking. He was expected to be bigger, stronger, faster--a veritable Steve Austin compared to Rosen. Rosen turned out to be bigger (taller, heavier, and with larger hands); their 40-times were roughly equivalent (if you go by the hand-timed number which oddly enough is considered more accurate than the official time); and Rosen bested Darnold in the three events which Gettleman cited as most telling: the vertical jump, broad jump, and short shuttle.

So the question is: is Rosen actually the better athlete or did he just do a better job of preparing for the events at the combine? I suspect it's the latter. Which I thinks speaks to both of their work ethics.
Tennis players are amazing athletes.
RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: I've wanted Darnold from the get go  
Milton : 4/17/2018 1:12 pm : link
In comment 13917513 Thegratefulhead said:
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Tennis players are amazing athletes.
Of course they are, but you don't expect them to jump higher than a former basketball player.
RE: RE: RE: Eric I actually enjoyed most  
Thegratefulhead : 4/17/2018 1:24 pm : link
In comment 13916967 .McL. said:
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Of the banter. What got tiresome was posters wanting a certain scenerio and presenting supporting arguments based on opinions as if they were fact.








McL


I have linked 20 or more studies and statistical analysis. Having done research, has led to a POV regarding overall team building. As recently as Wilson I was good with drafting RBs. The analytical data out there changed my mind. I daresay that none of you read the available information I linked. To say that I backed my position with only opinion is at best disingenuous.
The post McL is referencing was one of the best, well sourced and logically reasoned posts ever on BBI. I learned much reading all of the links. The sources are now bookmarked and I refer to them frequently. I think most people do not read what is linked or presented. They often admit they stop reading once they encounter a single thing they do not agree with. Everyone is in such a rush to prove they are right, or better yet, that you are wrong, that they fail to consider something new that could strengthen their beliefs or allow themselves the discovery of a paradigm changing insight by considering they might themsleves be wrong. How did admitting you are wrong about something become so rare and avoided? IE "I stopped reading once I read XXXX" Too many people turn off their ability to learn because they think they know everything. "Wisdom is the Awareness of Ignorance" Socrates There is so much I do not know about football, it is staggering.
RE: RE: RE: RE: Eric I actually enjoyed most  
Milton : 4/17/2018 1:27 pm : link
In comment 13917535 Thegratefulhead said:
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"Wisdom is the Awareness of Ignorance" Socrates
"Every man is my equal in that I may learn from him"--David Gettleman.
RE: I don't get the Allen love  
Thegratefulhead : 4/17/2018 1:31 pm : link
In comment 13915894 Peter from NH (formerly CT) said:
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Yes he is big and throws forever.... but this is his conference's QBs last year. Any reason why anyone should think he is a top draft choice?



He just seems like a very risky pick at or near the top of this draft. Finding comparisons for Josh Allen - ( New Window )
AY/A is an excellent stat to evaluate QBs. I would guess many do not understand why you highlighted it.
didn't think this was worthy of a new thread so i'm posting it here  
Strahan91 : 4/17/2018 1:40 pm : link
Maybe only I find this interesting but here's a scouting report on Donovan McNabb coming out:

Played in a freeze-option offense, which means he faced mostly man-on-man coverage and did not have to do that much reading of defenses. Generally, when he did have to read defenses, he just had to read half the field. Can still be a streaky and erratic passer. Needs work on his drop-back techniques. Still must improve timing, touch and anticipation of receiver. Tends to hold on to the ball too long and must learn when to unload. Gets sloppy with the ball at times and is very sloppy when he comes up under center to handle the exchange, leading to unnecessary fumbles. Played in a domed stadium in college and has not had to play in a lot of bad weather. Needs to work on his deep passing. May not be tough enough with his teammates and may be too nice of a guy.

Why is that interesting? Well for one, Shurmur was his QB coach for a long time. Second, McNabb only completed 54.7% of his passes in his junior year. Some of those concerns sound like Darnold and some sound like Allen. Now for the grand finale...

I'm not an asshat, I have zero sources and don't claim to. I do happen to live on the same block as Ernie Acorsi and I've seen him at a coffee shop nearby a few times. I saw him there over the weekend and decided to approach him. He seemed nice and friendly enough so I took a shot and asked him about the Giants draft plans. He said he hasn't spoken to Dave about it and he doesn't think Dave would tell him anything if he asked but he said he'd be surprised if they didn't take a quarterback. "Darnold or Allen is my guess" is what he said.

Take that FWIW. He may have been messing with me, he may have been guessing OR as I like to believe, he may have spoken to Gettlemen about this already given how close they are. For anyone curious, I live on the UES.
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Of the banter. What got tiresome was posters wanting a certain scenerio and presenting supporting arguments based on opinions as if they were fact.








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I have linked 20 or more studies and statistical analysis. Having done research, has led to a POV regarding overall team building. As recently as Wilson I was good with drafting RBs. The analytical data out there changed my mind. I daresay that none of you read the available information I linked. To say that I backed my position with only opinion is at best disingenuous.

The post McL is referencing was one of the best, well sourced and logically reasoned posts ever on BBI. I learned much reading all of the links. The sources are now bookmarked and I refer to them frequently. I think most people do not read what is linked or presented. They often admit they stop reading once they encounter a single thing they do not agree with. Everyone is in such a rush to prove they are right, or better yet, that you are wrong, that they fail to consider something new that could strengthen their beliefs or allow themselves the discovery of a paradigm changing insight by considering they might themsleves be wrong. How did admitting you are wrong about something become so rare and avoided? IE "I stopped reading once I read XXXX" Too many people turn off their ability to learn because they think they know everything. "Wisdom is the Awareness of Ignorance" Socrates There is so much I do not know about football, it is staggering.


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