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Where do American clubs come into this? I just find it laughable when teams are said to not "deserve" to win, as if the score means nothing. It's something uniquely European really. It would be one thing if the referees were a major factor in the immediate outcome of a match, but with two legs that obviously can't be the case. You could say a losing team outplayed the winner, that happens all the time. If the game/match ends and you have a lower score than your opponent (except in Golf), then you lose and go cry in your beer...
Are you following the NFL Draft?
Why are you shooting Gary's thread?
happy birthday Gary!
The Seahawks drafting Bruce Irvin was mystifying. I watched a few West Virginia games last year, he never left an impression.
The Ravens did not trade back that far, third pick of the second round. I actually prefer the new schedule, six hours straight per day was overwhelming. I will miss watching the hosts get punchy towards the end of the second round. There is nothing derpier than Chris Berman after five straight hours on air.
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Should be interesting who the Ravens take. Courtney Upshaw is still available, a little undersized but he still strikes me as an archetypical Raven
Yeah, the Bruce Irvin pick was absolutely mind-boggling to me. Someone so one-dimensional shouldn't be considered a 1st-round talent, ESPECIALLY at a position as important as OLB.
I would be complaining less if I had known ahead of time we were trading back. Though last year I still didn't really care for it. And there's nothing derpier than Chris Berman for any extended length of time...almost completely unwatchable IMO. The guy can't even finish a sentence before he starts sounding like a car breaking down.
Courtney Upshaw is an interesting pick, everyone here was harping on Dont'a Hightower as the guy to play next to Ray Lewis . I could see both the Rams and the Colts taking Upshaw though, and they're ahead of us. I'm not sure if he's much of a need though, we have talent at OLB behind Suggs. To be honest I'm not sure what parts of Upshaw's games are his strengths and whether he can be that OLB/DE hybrid or not in the 3-4.
Are the Seahawks a 34 team or 43? The thought of using Irvin as a 43 linebaker is ludicrous. I have no idea why Carrol would take a situational pass rusher in the mid-first round, particularly when he had the option of any DE/rush LB in the draft. He had a shitty draft last year too.
I watched the NFL networks coverage tonight. Much better than ESPN's, Eisen is far superior to Berman. Mike Maycock is much better than Kiper.
I don't think St. Louis will take Upshaw. They have Chris Long and drafted Robert Quinn last year. Upshaw is not really suited for their defense anyway, he's to small to play with his hands down. Jeff Fisher likes big, athletic ends, Upshaw is better suited for the 34. Indy could take him, but I think they will take a receiver or tackle. Jonathan Martin is still available, so is Reuben Randle and Alshon Jeffery. I think they will take a player to compliment Luck rather than a pass rusher.
Hightower to New England was brilliant, perfectly suited to Belichick's defense. Same with Chandler Jones. New England had a great draft. Hightower to Baltimore was always kind of bullshit anyway. They might have grabbed him if her were there, but I can't imagine inside linebacker being that high a priority. Baltimore needs an OLB across from Suggs much more. ILB can be found later in the draft.
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I've seen both here and there. I think Eisen is a bit too smarmy for my tastes, he annoys me for some reason. I like Mayock in that scout role, but he's fucking horrendous as a play-by-play guy. That being said, I still prefer Kiper, the dude has awesome hair...maybe it's just for nostalgia's sake I don't know. I like Marshall Faulk on the NFL Network too, but everyone else in the regular stable can fuck off for all I care. I'd rather jump off a bridge than listen to Sanders, Irvin, or Warren Sapp. Sanders is alright for comedic reasons, but the latter two...ugh. ESPN got it right with only three people talking, too many freaking people wanting attention.
I forgot about Robert Quinn, and they already drafted a DT in the first round. I could totally see the Colts taking Jonathan Martin, totally a Colts-type player. But with Polian gone, who knows.
Don't be making draft grades after the first round ...everyone says how good a draft NE has every year, and for all that shuffling how many of the players Belichick has taken are decent players? Jerrod Mayo?...Devin McCourty? Who else? No one really. We have Paul Kruger, I would bet on him trying to replace Jarret Johnson as that edge defender but I'm not sure if he has that skill-set. And everyone had us taking Peter Konz, boring pick to be honest.