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3 hours ago, Face said:

Sankey is a guy I can't kill Webster for. The dude ran for almost 1800 yards his last year at Washington & had a monster combine. He had the perfect build for a back & had good upside as a receiver. Word was Wiz loved him as well & the RB was a big part of his passing game. Unfortunately Sankey just didn't have the vision, he didn't hit the hole quick enough. 

 

But not every pick that doesn't work out is a "bad" pick. 

 

I actually remember being concerned about him after 1-2 preseason games. I know that sounds ridiculous but when he got the ball you could clearly see him hesitating, he just couldn't find the space to run quickly enough & that's a pretty fatal flaw for a back. I remember @oldschoolsaying the same thing early on in his 1st preseason.

Total opposite from. I saw average traits on the field. I honestly didnt pay attention to his combine but he shouldnt have been the first RB taken that year. He had average burst, speed, vision and agility. No idea why he was picked so high.

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4 minutes ago, headhunter said:

Total opposite from. I saw average traits on the field. I honestly didnt pay attention to his combine but he shouldnt have been the first RB taken that year. He had average burst, speed, vision and agility. No idea why he was picked so high.

Most sites had him rated as the 3rd best RB IIRC

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Just now, tgo said:

Most sites had him rated as the 3rd best RB IIRC

I mean I can judge for myself on prosepcts. And Sankey didnt have anything to warrant a high selection. 

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11 hours ago, Face said:

Theres no way in hell Hackenburg beat out Mett. I say that as someone who roots for Penn St & unfortunately have had season tix to the Jets for years. Hackenburg being picked in the 2nd Rd was easily the worst pick ever. The guy is beyond awful, he has absolutely zero feel for the game & no accuracy. There's no way he should've been drafted, much lessnin the 2nd Rd. He's basically just reduced to checking down to backs, he can't process things down the field & deliver a catchable ball. 

 

I don't think Mett hd the work ethic, or realized what exactly it took. I think he got frustrated when we drafted Marcus & went into a funk. But he definitely has an NFL QB skill set,  I still think he had starter level ability. He made a bunch of throws in his rookie year that Hackenburg can never make.

Mettenberger's performances in 2015 were as bad as we've seen from any Titans QB not named Matt Mauck or Rusty Smith.  In the last game it was clear that Alex Tanney was a better option than him.  

 

But yeah in 2014 he did show some quality traits.  The problem was he was too slow with his delivery and was boom or bust.  And I'm guessing there were other issues that none of us could see.  I remember the first time they showed he and Mariota throwing side by side and it was so obvious that Mettenberger just couldn't compete with Mariota.

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On 2/9/2019 at 10:44 PM, smokeater said:

RIP in peace

The good old days of big hits. Miss em. I wonder how often NFL Replays Top 20 Biggest Hits has been submitted in court?

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4 hours ago, Face said:

Sankey is a guy I can't kill Webster for. The dude ran for almost 1800 yards his last year at Washington & had a monster combine. He had the perfect build for a back & had good upside as a receiver. Word was Wiz loved him as well & the RB was a big part of his passing game. Unfortunately Sankey just didn't have the vision, he didn't hit the hole quick enough. 

 

But not every pick that doesn't work out is a "bad" pick. 

 

I actually remember being concerned about him after 1-2 preseason games. I know that sounds ridiculous but when he got the ball you could clearly see him hesitating, he just couldn't find the space to run quickly enough & that's a pretty fatal flaw for a back. I remember @oldschoolsaying the same thing early on in his 1st preseason.

You can watch his games and tell he's not gonna be able to do that in the NFL. Dude was just running all over the field like every play was a punt return. 

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1 hour ago, CaliTitan3518 said:

Just shows how meaningless nba regular season is. 

No. It shows exactly what the tweet said, football is King when it comes to viewership

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5 minutes ago, wiscotitansfan said:

No. It shows exactly what the tweet said, football is King when it comes to viewership

The nba is a far better product. People just don’t like it as much. Same with British premier league soccer 

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1 hour ago, scine09 said:

Mettenberger's performances in 2015 were as bad as we've seen from any Titans QB not named Matt Mauck or Rusty Smith.  In the last game it was clear that Alex Tanney was a better option than him.  

 

But yeah in 2014 he did show some quality traits.  The problem was he was too slow with his delivery and was boom or bust.  And I'm guessing there were other issues that none of us could see.  I remember the first time they showed he and Mariota throwing side by side and it was so obvious that Mettenberger just couldn't compete with Mariota.

Yeah, 2015 Mett was literally one of the worst QB's I've ever seen. That Atlanta game was hauntingly bad. It's like he lost all of his good traits and only brought only his weaknesses to that game. He totally crumbled after Marcus showed up. He was fine during the preseason when he thought he had a chance but it was all down-hill from there. Hope he has success but battling through that kind of adversity is a key trait. If Henry would've packed it in like that when Lewis was getting the shine, we likely aren't even close to the playoffs. 

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45 minutes ago, wiscotitansfan said:

No. It shows exactly what the tweet said, football is King when it comes to viewership

The aaf wouldn’t sniff a meaningful nba games ratings. The tweet is implying that was a game people should be watching for NBA because it was the showcase game. Outside of fans for those teams and die hard NBA fans I wouldn’t expect anyone to tune into it. I’m not disagreeing with the tweet. I’m just saying it’s comparing two pretty meaningless events but trying to make the NBA game out to be something that it’s not. Football is king and we know that. The aaf didn’t trump some major event for another sport though. 

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42 minutes ago, CaliTitan3518 said:

The aaf wouldn’t sniff a meaningful nba games ratings. The tweet is implying that was a game people should be watching for NBA because it was the showcase game. Outside of fans for those teams and die hard NBA fans I wouldn’t expect anyone to tune into it. I’m not disagreeing with the tweet. I’m just saying it’s comparing two pretty meaningless events but trying to make the NBA game out to be something that it’s not. Football is king and we know that. The aaf didn’t trump some major event for another sport though. 

I have no doubt in my mind that some preseason NFL games have a higher rating than a lot of playoff NBA games.I have never said that the AAF would garner more attention than playoff basketball but the sentiment of the tweet was true exactly how he said it... People would much rather watch football than the NBA and it's not even close.

 

It's not like the tweet remotely implied that the AAF is some juggernaut... just that people really like watching football compared to any other broadcasted sport. Which is true.

 

40 minutes ago, scine09 said:

I think there was a curiosity factor that helped the ratings.

This too. I don't see any real ratings being the norm

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7 minutes ago, wiscotitansfan said:

I have no doubt in my mind that some preseason NFL games have a higher rating than a lot of playoff NBA games.I have never said that the AAF would garner more attention than playoff basketball but the sentiment of the tweet was true exactly how he said it... People would much rather watch football than the NBA and it's not even close.

 

It's not like the tweet remotely implied that the AAF is some juggernaut... just that people really like watching football compared to any other broadcasted sport. Which is true.

 

This too. I don't see any real ratings being the norm

Agree with this.  Would be nice though if the ratings stayed up for the AAF and it caused the nfl to make a few changes to the format of their games. (Fewer breaks, referee issues, etc)

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Just now, smokeater said:

Agree with this.  Would be nice though if the ratings stayed up for the AAF and it caused the nfl to make a few changes to the format of their games. (Fewer breaks, referee issues, etc)

I honestly think the NFL was in talks with the AAF about rule changes so they could use this as a pilot program without receiving their own backlash for changes.

 

Heavy commercials will never go away though.

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