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  1. The 1st round bye seems like a pretty big advantage for just one team per conference.
  2. A quick rundown of the Bengals line and skill players suggest that it would be a decent place for a rookie QB.
  3. There goes $cam's favorite target. He gone. When Greg Olsen and the Carolina Panthers parted ways, it seemed like his next move would be to the broadcast booth. He has been dabbling in that role even during his playing career. A job as a color analyst will have to wait, because the Seattle Seahawks think Olsen still has at least one more productive season left. The Seahawks signed Olsen to a one-year, $7 million deal with $5.5 million guaranteed on Tuesday according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Olsen will turn 35 in March, but he had plenty of interest when he became a free agent. Greg Olsen lands in Seattle Injuries have been an issue for Olsen for years, and that’s unlikely to change as he gets older. But it didn’t stop teams from bidding for his services. Schefter reported the Seahawks beat the Bills, Seahawks and Redskins for Olsen. Olsen had met with all four teams. Olsen had a remarkable run with the Panthers, but has missed 18 games the past three seasons. He did play 14 games in 2019 with 597 yards and two touchdowns. The Panthers were willing to move on because they have Ian Thomas, a young replacement, waiting in the wings. Olsen’s health and declining production clearly moved them to make a change. The Seahawks have been searching for a difference-making tight end. Last season Will Dissly was off to a good start before a season-ending injury. Olsen should be a good pairing with Russell Wilson. They gave Olsen a healthy contract too: Olsen’s $7 million deal puts him 12th in the NFL among tight ends, on average. Olsen could have made a career move. He has called NFL and XFL games on Fox. Fox reportedly is leaving the door open for him when he’s ready to retire. It’ll have to wait another year.
  4. http://rivalscentral.net/index.php?/topic/18395-according-to-mike-triplett-it-would-take-a-special-situation-for-teddy-bridgewater-to-leave-nola/
  5. The unsigned draftee would have to go through the draft process again the next year. Bo didn't want anything to do with the Succaneers, so went to the Raiders the next year.
  6. They do have exclusive rights by drafting a player....unless said player prefers the CFL or XFL. Kyler Murray is the example of the potential problems that could arise. If he didn't like the Cardinals, he could have signed with the A's. If the Cards liked Rosen and wanted to stick with him, they couldn't cash in on the best player at #1
  7. In 1975, Steve Bartkowski sat where Joe Burrow does today. The Falcons traded with the Colts a few days before the draft and selected the Cal quarterback with the No. 1 overall choice. The Falcons were bad before Bartkowski got there. They were bad for three years after he arrived and won only one playoff game in the quarterback’s 11 seasons in Atlanta. That’s why Bartkowski recommended to Burrow that he “pull an Eli Manning” and strong-arm his way out of going to Cincinnati. “[Cincinnati] is not the best organization,” Bartkowski said Monday, via Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “You know, times change; things change. Atlanta wasn’t a good organization until Arthur Blank bought the team [in 2002]. It was a terrible organization. They didn’t know the right hand from the left to be honest. “I know what it’s like to go to a bottom-feeder team. I’d hate to see that happen to him to be honest. They beat me up. I spent more time at the hospital recuperating from injuries my first three years than I did throwing touchdowns. It was tough.” Bartkowksi and Burrow met at a Davey O’Brien Award event Sunday night in Fort Worth. That’s when Bartkowski, who is in the Falcons’ Ring of Honor, advised Burrow and his family to just say no to Cincinnati. “They’re Ohio guys,” Bartkowski said. “I might’ve offended them by telling them that, [but] if it’s the Bengals, I think I’d pull an Eli Manning on that one. I said, ‘You’ve got a chance to do that. That’s happened.’ [John] Elway kind of set the tone, then the Mannings delved into it after Eli was picked by San Diego.” The LSU quarterback danced around the subject Monday, saying “if they select me, they select me.” But Burrow also acknowledged he has “leverage” as the Heisman Trophy winner and best player in the draft. “I do have leverage,” Burrow said. “They have their process and I have my process. We haven’t even gotten to the Combine yet. There’s a lot of things that happen leading up to the draft and a lot of information gathered. “Right now, I’m focused on being the best football player I can be. I’m in this unique spot. You can go watch my film. I don’t have to prove myself at pro day and at the Combine, so I’m in a unique spot where I can focus on getting ready for the year.” Burrow said he has not talked to Carson Palmer, the No. 1 overall choice of the Bengals in 2003 and the brother of Burrow’s private quarterbacks coach, Jordan. Carson Palmer recently ripped the Bengals for not being driven to win. “If we do have the conversation, it’ll happen down the road,” Burrow said. “We’re super focused. I’ve only been there a week. It’s all ball right now.”
  8. You made an accidental funny. Did Raymond James get a roof over the winter or will Teddy switch to baseball?
  9. @WakeGOAT I'd like to see this OP served with a sanction.
  10. Defamation suits need to have a 3rd party verification.
  11. If something did happen, it can be corrected through Lasik Enhancement. Given the other physical risks inherent with playing in the NFL, wearing corrective lenses or getting the surgery seems pretty minor.
  12. What started as a joke during Jameis Winston’s historic 30-touchdown, 30-interception season has become a reality. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback has finally undergone corrective eye surgery, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Winston was actually the one to initially tri99er speculation that he was undergoing LASIK surgery, posting a picture of himself wearing the large, dark glasses associated with the procedure on his Instagram story last week.Jameis will make the decision to go under the laser, not the team, according to ESPN’s Jenna Laine. Such a procedure comes after Winston entered NFL infamy by becoming the first player in NFL history to enter the infamous 30-30 club last season. He also led the league in passing with 5,109 yards in one of the oddest quarterback seasons in recent memory. Since Florida State, Winston has refused to wear contact lenses on field Winston’s eyesight has been a storyline following the former No. 1 overall pick since his days at Florida State, when his distinct squinting started catching eyes during games. According to the Times, Bucs head coach Bruce Arians said last season that Winston’s vision is in the range where “he can’t read the scoreboard but he can see the guys in front of him.” During his Florida State days, then-head coach Jimbo Fisher said that Winston does not like to wear contact lenses during games because they can get loose or knocked out due to the violent nature of the sport, and that his vision wasn’t bad enough to be an issue beyond needing to squint to see play cards on the sideline. Funnily enough, Winston actually wore contacts while playing baseball, but that is obviously a completely different ballgame. Will LASIK magically fix Winston’s problems? At the very least, the procedure can’t make things much worse for the quarterback’s interception problems. Since he entered the league in 2015, Winston has thrown by far the most picks in the NFL with 88, 12 more than No. 2 Philip Rivers’ 76. Those issues clearly hit their peak last year, which prompted plenty of speculation that the time has come for the Bucs to move on from their franchise quarterback. Instead, the Buccaneers are reportedly bringing back Winston in 2020, be it the franchise tag, the transition tag or some other mechanism. That gives Winston one more year to show the good definitively outweighs the bad with him. Having better vision should be a good change for Winston, but he that can’t be the only change he makes this offseason. LASIK might make the numbers clearer for Winston, but it can’t fix mental mistakes or misfires.
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