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Comment 19 May 2019

I think the major difference is that Dixon never once tore an ACL, where Babb has torn 3. Way more difficult to come back from... 

Comment 10 May 2019

What has been said in this thread that's made you think fans "don't give a shit about these guys"? What are we supposed to say? Almost everyone has said something like "welp, that sucks. Also kind of odd" but it's not like the guy hasn't had opportunities. I feel for a guy like Devin Smith with the 2 ACL tears, but Marshall is a guy that could have stuck around in the league for a while as a #3 - #5 WR / KR but just couldn't keep it together off the field it seems. It happens. 

Comment 10 May 2019

Probably not, but he was always going to end up being an UDFA / late round pick with weed problems so I'm not sure much would have been different. His numbers wouldn't have been much bigger in 2016, and he was always going to be a 5-10 slot receiver running a 4.65 40 yard dash coming out of an offense that doesn't exactly have guys running a ton of NFL routes. Those guys don't go high in the draft. 

Comment 10 May 2019

I know there's already been a ton of bitching in this thread about how this season has been written (and I agree with a lot of it), and this is pretty much beating a dead horse, but I found this interesting.

In an interview published before the final premiere, D&D made it clear that they were the ones insisting on stopping at eight seasons and limiting the last two to a total of 13 episodes. “[HBO] said, ‘We’ll give you the resources to make this what it needs to be,’” Weiss said. Benioff added, “HBO would have been happy for the show to keep going, to have more episodes in the final season.” But the showrunners refused. “We always believed it was about 73 hours, and it will be roughly that,” Benioff continued. “As much as they wanted more, they understood that this is where the story ends.”

This season has undeniably felt rushed, and it's pretty obvious this season as well as last season should have been fleshed out to the standard 10 episodes each. I'm guessing it's just a combination of burnout, other projects they're wanting to work on instead (the Star Wars trilogy $$$), and the burden of having to come up with new source material since they were off of Martin's stuff, but I just think it's funny that they're like "let's hurry and wrap this shit up. We're almost at that arbitrary number of 73 total hours for the show we randomly predicted for it long ago". And it does show.

You can't please everyone, and I'm sure many people won't be happy with how this wraps up. Are long standing show's finales ever liked really? Regardless, I've still be thoroughly entertained this season, flaws and all. 

Comment 09 May 2019

I agree with this. People keep talking about the sacrifice Dany made by fighting for the north against the Night King and the WW's first... but it was something she was going to have to deal with one way or another eventually anyway. Sure, she had a choice, but it wouldn't have been long before the dead army got down to King's Landing. 

Comment 09 May 2019

"Why didn't Cersei just kill Dany / Tyrion / the small gathering of Unsullied at the gate, and fire all of the scorpions at Drogon?"

A lot of people are asking that. It would have been an easy fix to all of her problems. I think the reason she didn't is pretty obvious though... they needed to have two more episodes. 

Comment 02 May 2019

Hopefully the passing game keeps humming. Obviously there will be a dropoff, but aside from 2018 the Ohio State passing attack has been average or worst since 2006. 

Comment 02 May 2019

Matt Ryan threw for under 60% for his career at Boston College, with a 56-37 TD-INT ratio. He's probably the best comparison for Jones from purely a situational / statistical perspective (played on a fairly bad team with not much talent around him, threw 19 INT and less than 60% completion his senior year and still went #3 overall). I agree that the situation you laid out hasn't happened often. Now with pass rushers it happens all of the time (teams often don't care about production with pass rushers... it's usually more about the physical tools). 

I was only 15 at the time but I remember the Leinart / Young / Cutler debate. Leinart and Young got all of the publicity, and Cutler didn't have nearly the stats / accolades that the other 2 guys had but people saw it almost as a positive that he was on such bad teams his entire career and made the most of it. Say what you want about Cutler's career, but he was undoubtedly better than Young and Leinart. 

Comment 02 May 2019

Now obviously we don't have the ability to do this, but how would Daniel Jones look on Ohio State's roster where literally every single other player on the field with him is a future NFL player, 75% of his WR corp is running 4.3 40's, NFL TE's, OL, RB... and then how would Dwayne Haskins look at Duke where he's throwing to absolutely no one and he's got pressure in his face almost immediately after the snap each play? Haskins got better and better, but when he was pressured early on in the season it was not pretty. 

People need to give this situation time.  Saying a pick is "horrible" before these guys ever step on the field is just the dumbest thing. "Draft grades"... ha. People thought the Chiefs trading up for air-raid QB Patrick Mahomes was pretty stupid too.

Comment 30 Apr 2019

His death was always going to be anti-climatic. It's literally built into the way he dies (him and his walkers instantly crumble into shards of ice, his army falls to the ground). And I'm sure we would have had plenty of complainers had the Night King engaged in 1-on-1 combat with Jon / Arya ("so cliche!") but I don't know... that would have been pretty damn epic but I think almost too expected and that's not really GoT style. I know I'm not the only one that wishes we could have seen something more from him, but I enjoyed the hell out of the battle, flaws and all (and there were several) and I hope we get a little bit more from Bran these next few episodes. The prequel coming out in a few years will expand on the white walkers more, so I'm looking forward to that.