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Everything posted by BudAdams

  1. Cian Fahey 😂. How can can he not be signed long term? 🙄
  2. You all realize that he states at the beginning of the article that ''this is ONLY his evaluation of skill position players. The QB, offensive line, and scheme are not considered in his rankings.
  3. I get the Corry projection caveats but IDK. The real question is whether Mariota and his agents, under that scenario of a prove yourself good/healthy year, take a below market deal? The franchise tag will be $ 27 M and probably higher if Goff and Prescott sign long term deals this year.
  4. Intentional or not, Robinson started this when he came out on the day of trade reiterating that Mariota was the starter but that Tannehill is here to "push him". Vrabel has done the same exact wording. One - it's odd when a team adds a backup QB to even broach that. Two, it also reinforces the natural view that the gap between Mariota and Tannehill is small. Mariota is the starter until he isn't but with neither guy under contract beyond 2019, it's likely a fluid situation. The real compelling question, that neither the GM or HC would answer honestly, is how long of a leash does MM have IF his play is up and down and hurting the offense.
  5. BS. It's retarded because it's crystal clear WHY you prefaced the offense's success with Smith's abilities. We've seen film ad naseum where receivers are open and either the ball comes out late or it's abandoned for a scramble or check down. We all know you are the ultimate Mariota homer full of reasons why he's failed to this point. Elevating a mid-level WR who's never cracked 1000 receiving yards in a season to Pro Bowler just adds to the list of your hyperbole. And I don't hate Mariota nor am I rooting for him to fail. Now I don't expect him to be drastically different in terms of consistency/accuracy so I'm not bullish on it happening but I'd much rather see him play great like he was expected to as opposed to what he's been in the first 4 years. I have more confidence that Smith, play calling site unseen, will do better than I have with #8 all of the sudden becoming a top tier QB.
  6. That's not remotely close to what I said. I think they can have a good defense but it could easily regress statistically because of much better opponents on that side of the ball. Plus, they have some question marks in regard to pressuring the passer and whether their CB's can cover top flight receivers.
  7. This episode and the one with Smith were pretty good. They stayed on topic for the most part and let Vrabel talk.
  8. So? It's undeniable that they played a bunch of crappy offenses last season that helped the end results. It's also a reasonable expectation that the schedule has them facing better offenses/QB's this year. The game last year vs NE gives one hope. The games versus Indy show the other side. I'm not saying I expect the defense to be bad. In fact, the defense could be better and they may end up 10th in scoring defense. Still, this isn't the 85 Bears, 2000 Ravens, or 2013 Seahawks either. I expect the defense to slide back a bit statistically. I expect the offense to make a jump up just the same.
  9. You made the retarded statement! "offense should take a step forward unless smith is very very bad at playcalling" Execution of the plays has consistently been a way bigger issue than play calling. The All-22 shows it over and over. Not buying you actually thought Matthews was a Pro Bowl but rather it fit your "poor Marcus" narrative
  10. The defense is a huge question mark IMO heading in for a variety of reasons. Now, there are plenty of reasons to have some optimism - Landry showed potential, Wake was added, Evans and Brown should improve, and the secondary on paper looks good at full strength. Still, the pass rush is unproven at this point and we've seen the good/bad of Butler and Jackson. Saying that, the 2018 opponents on offense in hindsight were much weaker than what they will face this year. Brees, Ryan, Roethlisberger, Mahomes, Mayfield is a far cry from Bortles, Kessler, McCown, Josh Johnson, washed up Eli.
  11. Walker has never been an All Pro. Pro Bowl sure. I missed what season Matthews was a Pro Bowl WR....Oh yeah - it's never happened. I like how you are setting it up for Smith to be the scapegoat if the offense struggles too. LOL.
  12. According to dropped pass stats for 2016, the Titans had the 2nd lowest % of drops in the NFL and 9 for the season. 2/3 (6) of them came in the Broncos game? Really?? I completely understand that the Broncos D was excellent and the game plan was conservative but at the same time Mariota was not "pretty good". As for Jax, Mariota got hurt with less than a minute left in the 3rd quarter. He also wasn't "pretty good" in the stretch before his hot streak. In fact, he had a huge role in the offensive struggles early on.
  13. I know it's quite the effort to do that. Don't do it just on my account. At the end of the day, what he did 3 years ago is meaningless now anyway.
  14. Your definition of pretty good is frightening. He was 6-20 in the Broncos game with net 73 yards passing. The lone TD drive included 1 completed pass. The next score - a FG came on a drive with 1 5-yard run and 2 incompletions. They didn't score after mid-2nd quarter and barely held on to win that game. He was 8-20 in the Jax game before he broke his leg and at that point (end of 3rd QTR) they were down 25-10. Meh. AP described his play in the game recap as struggling. Not that 2016 really matters at this point - different personnel, coaches, system. Still, seeing the totality of it as opposed to the good part is more meaningful IMO.
  15. Can you show all of 2016? It would be interesting to see the play before and after the hot streak as well given the production was similar to 2017/2018.
  16. I didn't say he wasn't good but he definitely was not great. YPC and TD were down and he had some uncharacteristically bad drops and decisions that I don't remember seeing prior. Add in the age and coming off injury factors plus adds at WR and I don't know if he'll be putting up 65-70 catches for 800 yards anymore.
  17. I get the criteria Pollard used as Manning really was a throwback to when the QB was the OC calling the plays and no question he was really smart whereas Brady has benefited from arguably the best coach of all time. Still, Manning IMO cannot be #1 over Brady or Montana among maybe a couple of others because of the post season, which is where the greats are differentiated. If you dive into Manning's playoff results, he regresses in every meaningful metric - team winning %, TD%, INT%, YPA, Passer Rating, Points scored - to go from great to OK. And that's with him having a handful of monster games in the wild card/divisional round. Also, he played a secondary role on both SB championship teams. The year the Colts won, he had 3 TD and 7 INT in the playoffs.
  18. It's going to be interesting if 8 struggles in TC/Preseason.
  19. It will be interesting to see how he does. It's never talked about much but his play in 2017 was not great and he's 35 coming off a major injury.
  20. Logically, the Titans were never going to cut Mariota for a variety of reasons: 1. They already budgeted the $ 20.9 M for 2019. 2. MM with his flaws is at least a known commodity they have invested time and money in. 3. It's theoretically possible that he makes a jump up in production in the 5th year. 4. The concept of swapping MM for Tannehill is essentially a wash on it's own given RT's history. By adding RT to MM, they at least on paper have a starting caliber solution with two guys. 5. If cut before it became fully guaranteed on 3/13, there's little doubt MM's agent would not file a grievance about it as everyone acknowledges that an injury that required prolonged rest/recovery ended his season before week 17. 6. That doesn't even broach the message that would send to the locker room like cutting Randall Godfrey did in 2003. Bad optics. All of that said, no talks of an extension heading into the last year of a contract (he and Winston are the first QB's ever to play on a 5th year option), trading for a starting caliber backup to "push him", and the HC get questioned constantly about the starter situation does not constitute reaffirmation that the Titans have faith he's the long term franchise QB.
  21. What about all of the snaps and handoffs from last year when he couldn’t grip a football?? 😀 What a stone cold warrior!
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