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  1. Yes, exactly my thoughts. Just a matter of testing him out against better competition
  2. I understand what you’re saying, but you’re a bit off. Our top 4-5 contracts are the cornerstone. You have to pay them. It’s contracts 6-12 that are the issue.
  3. Plus All Pro Center & Pro Bowl LT. Honestly, does he need a Pro Bowl player at every position to consistently beat opposing DC’s?
  4. We should look better with Julio & Hooper back. But at this point, when we win a down it’s because our MVP or All Pro or Pro Bowler beat your guy. Certainly not much wins based on scheme or disguise
  5. The trend of moving up in the first round needs to end. How about we move back and add additional top 100 picks for a change. We are about to lose 5 starters so picks will be needed
  6. The defense was solid, holding the Saints to 280 yards. And the offense was on a bond without Julio or Hooper. Should see a different offense this week. I expect the defense to continue playing well
  7. Kellen Moore has made a few mistakes the last few weeks, but overall he has done a wonderful job. He really opened up the offense. Helped Dak teach a new level most thought not possible. They are extremely balanced. Despite scoring 22 points total the last two weeks, they still averaging 26 ppg. • On pace for 5,010 yards passing • On pace for 2,100 yards rushing Where do I sign up...
  8. Published: Nov. 4, 2019 at 05:23 p.m. Updated: Nov. 6, 2019 at 11:31 a.m. Super sleeper: D-II safety Kyle Dugger squarely on NFL's radar Chase Goodbread College Football 24/7 writer Everything blends, it seems, except Dugger. He looks out of place pulverizing smallish ball carriers like rag dolls. With sub-4.5 speed on a 6-foot-2, 220-pound frame, on a football field of Division II competition, he stands out like a Pop Warner ringer with a forged birth certificate. He doesn't belong here, and everyone knows it. "You get a guy at a small college like him once every 20 years, maybe," said Lenoir-Rhyne's second-year head coach Drew Cronic. "If he was at Clemson, at Georgia, at Alabama, one of those places, he'd be playing. He'd be starting." http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001073502/article/super-sleeper-dii-safety-kyle-dugger-squarely-on-nfls-radar
  9. Great data dive. One thing that jumps off the page: much more effective using play action and every sack was out of Shotgun in 11 personnel.
  10. His offense has been solid when Darnold plays. They are .500 when he plays and outside the NE game they are averaging 25 ppg. Not bad considering the roster
  11. That’s a far cry from what I was responding to: “every draft report had him 1st round”. I was pointing out that most were early 2nd to early 3rd projection All 4 analysts for the draft network had him day 3 https://thedraftnetwork.com/player/kaleb-mcgary
  12. The Bears would give us two first round picks for our QB1. Maybe more. They have all the pieces but a franchise QB
  13. Whiffing on a QB only matters if he is your only option. That’s why having play behind Ryan for a year or two is essential. Removes much of the overall risk. If he looks great, you trade Ryan next year. If he doesn’t transition well, you have Ryan. Buit whiffing on early first round picks isn’t a huge problem like it used to be. The 49ers whiffed on Solomon (#3) & Foster (#31) in the same draft and they are fine
  14. Just go with Benkart and secure the #1 pick...
  15. I like his little wrinkles to traditional concepts “When you watch his offense, it’s easy to see why Riley was so highly regarded. It is extremely unique and creative. A lot of the route combinations that he runs are ones that I haven’t seen anywhere else. Riley’s outside-the-box thinking is a big reason why Oklahoma is the No. 1 offense in total yards in college football this year. Let’s take a look at some of Riley’s interesting concepts. Hesitation slant This sort of play might be game-plan-specific. Perhaps, Riley saw on film that Oklahoma State’s cornerbacks sag off receivers when they run bubble screens and drew up a way to take advantage of it. The Sooners have a slot fade concept to the bottom of the screen with the number one receiver Marquise Brown (No. 5) running a bubble, while tight end Mark Andrews (No. 81) runs a fade over the top of him. Against any sort of man-to-man coverage, the slot fade is always the primary option. However, instead of throwing the fade, quarterback Baker Mayfield pump-fakes to Andrews, which could have caused the corner covering Brown to relax. Just as he relaxes, Brown bursts inside and is wide open for a huge gain. The ingenuity of this concept shows that Riley thinks about adding counters for core concepts as well as the ability to take advantage of his opponent’s defensive tendencies. RELATED CONTENT: How Sean Payton, Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints perfect their screen passing game In & out mesh Riley may not have been the inventor of the “in & out,” but it’s the first time I’ve seen it used in combination with the more common mesh concept. A mesh concept simply involves two receivers from opposite sides running crossing patterns toward each other to create a “rub.” Riley’s mesh concept includes a “dig” and “out” combination. These two additional routes create an additional “rub” for the drag on that side, but also combines two other concepts into this play. On the left of the formation, the out and drag coming in that direction, forms a high/ low sail concept to that side. While the dig and drag forms a shallow cross concept to the middle of the field. It is unclear how Riley wants Baker to read this concept, but there could be a different focus or progression against every type of coverage. It is a really interesting play because essentially you have three concepts in one (mesh, sail, shallow cross). Here, Mayfield sees man-to-man coverage and simply goes to his best matchup. He puts CeeDee Lamb (No. 9) in short motion inside, which gets the defensive back who’s covering him thinking that he may continue inside on an in-breaking route. Instead Lamb, breaks outside and is wide open. RELATED CONTENT: How Penn State used Saquon Barkley in several spots to beat Michigan Double slant whip Almost every football team at every level has this concept in its playbook. In a lot of pattern match coverages, offenses will automatically get a safety to lock on the inside slant while the corner locks on the outside slant. Riley uses an effective double slant whip concept as a counter to double slants. Lamb runs the slant from the outside, while Brown runs what looks like the inside slant initially. Brown takes three steps inside before breaking outside. Lamb runs his slant right off Brown’s breaking point, which creates a natural rub for Brown as he breaks outside. The safety covering Brown is caught off-guard because he’s fully anticipating defending a simple double slants concept and he also has to go around Lamb to make a sharp break outside. Brown gets open and Baker delivers a perfect pass. As you could see, Brown is dangerous in space. Slant/wheel counter Another common concept that teams use is the slant/wheel. It is another “rub” concept. The outside receiver runs a slant, while the inside receiver wheels outside down the sideline. The hope is that the slant “rubs” the defender who is defending the wheel route. The cornerback (No. 5) who is defending Mykel Jones, the slot receiver, takes a high angle upfield because he is anticipating a wheel route. Instead, Jones runs a comeback and has almost five yards of separation because of the play design. These are just some of the many creative play designs in Riley’s playbook. Oklahoma is going to be in the playoff hunt once again because of its explosive offense, and if you are a football junkie, make sure to pay attention to some of Riley’s pass concepts. Moving forward, though, I’d love to see Riley inject a shot of originality into an NFL offense one day. Follow Ted Nguyen on Twitter at @raidersanalysis
  16. What I like about Riley is his balance. Despite heavy Air Raid influence, he builds the pass off the run. Oklahoma averages 260 ypg on the ground which makes his Air RAID lethal
  17. Brady tilts that number a bunch. The success rate (if they make a pro bowl) is much higher in QB’s picked in the top 16 picks is way higher than those picked in the subsequent 48 picks
  18. Some grade him the #1 prospect in this draft. Shutdown corner on a 5 year rookie contract is about as good as it gets outside of a QB on the same contract
  19. He and Gase were my top choice for OC. Gase still knows offense
  20. This.
  21. Most had him in the 2-3 range Kaleb McGary, OT, Washington Height: 6-6. Weight: 317. Arm: 33.63. Hand: 10.25. 40 Time: 5.05. 10-Yd: 1.83. Three Cone: 7.66. Bench: 23. Vertical: 33.5. Broad: 9-3. Projected Round (2019): 2-3.4/24/19: McGary's run blocking is ahead of his pass protection, but he was solid for the Huskies. He has good size at the point of attack and decent technique. McGary accepted an invitation to play at the Senior Bowl and had a nice week. Team sources say that McGary's combine interview was disappointing and they have concerns about his football I.Q, but they believe that he could become a quality right tackle in the NFL. Most team sources were projecting him to the second or third round, although a few thought he might sneak into the end of the first round.
  22. The more you dig, the more you have to question why? This has plagued Koetter for years His passing offense requires longer throws into tighter windows. That makes it harder on the quarterback and his line. Also explains the lack of YAC Koetter With Bucs YAC: “Can Arians possibly do something about Tampa Bay’s recent troubles gaining yards after the catch? The Buccaneers were last with 4.3 average YAC last season. This was the fourth time in six years that they have ranked last in YAC, and they were 29th and 27th the other two years. The problem goes back to before Jameis Winston was drafted four years ago. However, Arians’ recent offenses don’t suggest a lot of change here; those Cardinals offenses also tended to be near the bottom of the league in YAC.“
  23. He runs a rare 1-gap 34 so with Grady assuming they Donald role, his defense could thrive here. What other pieces do you think he would need for that defense?