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Elbren

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  1. Free Agents of Note: CB Jimmy Smith - He's over 30, guaranteed to miss multiple games every year, you spent a 1st round pick on Humphrey, you just gave Peters a big-money deal and you made Tavon Young one of the most expensive nickelback's in the league last year. Even if he's willing to take the veteran minimum, I honestly don't see any scenario where he's brought back. DT Michael Pierce - I love Pierce ... but you've already paid Brandon Williams. Is this team willing to spend 20-30% of it's cap on one position? I doubt it considering they love spending 2nd and 3rd round picks on DT's and DE's. The franchise tag for DT's this year is expected to be $15.5 Mil. OLB Matt Judon - I love Judon, but will this team spend big to keep him? Unless we franchise tag him, I see someone out there throwing big money at him. That brings up the question: he's good, but is he 'franchise tag' good? The tag value for LB's this year is expected to be over $16 Mil. I question whether he's worth that much, but (1) FA contracts seem to keep inflating the past few years and (2) he's really our only pass rusher. MLB Patrick Onwuasor - They didn’t draft or sign anyone to replace Mosley because they were handing the job to Onwuasor ... and he was so bad that they replaced him w/ Bynes, who they signed off the street. He gone. Honestly, I think the only thing that could save him is the fact that we're looking at potentially losing all of our starting LB's in the same offseason. If the price is right, do you keep him as a backup/depth? MLB Josh Bynes - He stepped up huge for us when he was brought in, but the reality is, he's an over-30 journeyman. Can you trust him to repeat the same performance next year? He was unemployed for a reason ... I think we let him go, but if we strike out in free agency and don't get the guy(s) we want in the draft, I could see them giving him a call when it's getting closer to training camp. OLB Pernell McPhee - I think he is the same as Bynes. They let him walk, but if we don't get the guy we want in FA or the draft (and no one decides to overpay him), I think you see them give him a call. S Anthony Levine - I think he's back if the price is right, but I get the feeling someone is going to overpay him. RB Gus Edwards - I really like him, but I think they let him walk. I think someone will pay him more than we're willing to pay, he isn't going to displace Ingram and we just drafted Justice. I think Judon and Pierce are the only two real options for the franchise tag this year. If anyone gets it, I think it's Judon. Other Notables: C Matt Skura (RFA) - I made my opinions about Skura (and Bozeman) well known earlier this season. While they both looked better as the season went on, I honestly think that had more to do w/ our mobile QB than it did either of these guys getting better. Unfortunately, Skura injured his knee and we found out this week just how bad - he tore his ACL, MCL, PCL and dislocated his knee cap. He's under team control, but I'd be shocked if he's ready to start next season. Even if he is, is he really good enough that the team would/should just bring in a temporary replacement and hope that he gets back to 100%? Honestly, I would have been looking to replace him even if he was healthy. RG Marshall Yanda - A future HoFer, but he'll be 36 next season. How long can he keep playing? At this point, does he even want to keep playing? O-line and D-line play is brutal on the body; especially when you're talking about a 12 year veteran who is inching closer to 40. This team should already be considering future replacements in the draft. CB Brandon Carr - This is an option year for him. He lost his starting spot, we likely already have our starting 3 CB's for next year, he'll be 34 next season and he'll only be $1 Mil. in dead money if they decline the option, saving $6 Mil. against the cap. There's no benefit to waiting until June 1st, so I think he's one of the first guys cut.
  2. I missed this post. Honestly, if you want a system, I'd just get the regular XB One. It's a lot cheaper (especially this weekend) than the One X and it's really just not worth it w/ the next gen systems coming out next year. If you're ok getting a Digital-Only system, Best Buy has one for $150 this weekend. It comes w/ two games; Sea of Thieves and Minecraft. It comes w/ a third game, Fortnite, but that's free-to-play anyway, so I don't know why they'd bother listing it. If you prefer a disc-based system, they have one for $200.
  3. Myles Garrett is digging himself a bigger hole. He now claims that Rudolph used a racial slur towards him before the incident. Something that the Steelers completely deny and members of Garrett's own team don't seem to back up.
  4. Did Jimmy Smith go to school w/ Frank Walker? 😂
  5. Only six passes (with a seventh from Koch, because ... I hate you, Harbaugh) versus 7 rushes. That secondary is terrible and they're missing Watt from their pass rush ... throw the damn ball.
  6. WOW, how is that NOT pass interference? lmao This league, I swear ...
  7. Just got home. Honestly, I think this is 50/50. If we consistently throw the ball against that secondary, I think we win. If we waste time trying to force the run, I think Houston's offense could easily threaten this defense. I like the addition of Peters to the secondary, but I really do not like this D-line without Pierce.
  8. Not that I'm complaining, but what is the point of a Hail Mary bomb there? They're down, but they still have 12+ minutes left on the clock.
  9. Edelman playing like he put money on the Ravens. 😂
  10. Bozeman and Skura have been hot garbage, especially Bozeman. I'm kind of shocked Hurst hasn't replaced him by now. The only reason Skura still has a job is because the guy behind him on the depth chart is ... Bozeman. lol
  11. Jackson has been good, but you shouldn't have to expect him to do EVERYTHING when you have a back like Ingram sitting there doing nothing. My biggest fear is that a game like this does nothing but make Harbaugh feel justified w/ his usual dumbassery. Just because it worked out for us this week doesn't mean it will work every week. This O-line is terrible and this receiving core is suspect, yet our game plan every week seems to be "Rely on that Lamar Magic! He runs! He throws! He julienne's fries!" I just think this offense would be a lot more consistent (and better) if we ran the ball 80+% of the time.
  12. I'm a little mixed on this. Happy they scored, but it's a little ridiculous that, despite the weather, limited personal on the field and inability in the passing game today, they would still rather look to pass the ball or expect Lamar to "do something special" w/ his feet rather than hand the ball off to Ingram. Game is almost over and he still only has 12 touches. Why did we sign this guy if we're not going to include him in the offense?
  13. It amazes me that so few people question Hayden Hursts' non-involvement in this offense. First round pick and he only has 18 targets on the seasons. He's another high round pick that spends games sitting on the bench with absolutely no explanation.
  14. With the QB and RB they have, they should be doing that 90% of the time anyway. Especially when you walk into a game w/ Snead and Boykin as your top 2 receivers.
  15. Ingram looks like a grown ass man playing against little kids. I honestly don't understand why this offense doesn't completely run through him. He should be touching the ball 25+ times a game, yet he barely gets the ball as much as Lamar. It's crazy that you can bring a guy like this in and he's only touched the ball 15+ times in a game twice by week 7.
  16. They’ve been pretty tight lipped about J. Smith’s injury. Considering the first position we filled was at CB, I wouldn’t be shocked if Smith ends up missing a lot more time.
  17. Jack is in the first year of a new deal; 4 years, $57 Mil. w/ $33.1 Mil. guaranteed. He'd be $26.8 Mil. in dead cap if they tried to move him.
  18. I voted for a Win ... but, I don't exactly have a lot of faith in that. lol Like you said, the Bengals always seem to spank us when everything on paper says that we should walk away w/ a win.
  19. waist*, not waste. Stupid auto-correct.
  20. lol It's a little crazy how bad that call is. He hit him around the waste. What else is he supposed to do there to not get a flag?
  21. Win or lose, this is the big takeaway from this game. The Steelers have a pretty good O-line (especially their LT/LG/C), but this is pretty ridiculous that their 2nd and 3rd string QB's have looked as good as they have.
  22. Wow, that's a "catch"? 😂 What is goin' on here? lol
  23. Rudolph was out cold for several minutes. You have to think he's done for the day on concussion protocol. That's a huge loss for the Steelers. On a lighter note, how funny is it to see Pitt.'s injury cart broken down? lol
  24. Helmet-to-helmet by ET. That may cost him money later this week.
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