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    2018 NFL Season

    Since I'm a little anal when it comes to threads, I'll start one for the 2018 season, which I guess officially starts with free agency. Won't rehash everything we've already talked about, except that Jordy Nelson was released, and I imagine will end up on the Patriots because of course. The Pats are also reportedly trying to sign Suh. It' the Patriots' world, and we're just living in it.
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    2018 NFL Season

    I think Wade Phillips probably has a trick or two up his sleeve for Brady. As to the PI and PI generally, I've thought about basically going back to the old rules giving pass defenders more leeway and perhaps making it only a ten or fifteen yard penalty. When what is PI is more clearly defined, you'll probably get fewer missed calls as refs will be less inclined to use discretion to not call something blatant, sort of like you don't ever get a makeup offisdes or false start call. Perhaps in return, you go to the college rule of having one foot in bounds being a completed catch. But ultimately, so long as you have a rule book that more or less says there's a penalty on every single play (note every good offensive lineman says he holds on every play he just knows how to get away with it) the refs are going to look like they're enforcing things arbitrarily.
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    Devils 2018-2019 news and notes thread

    You hear that the Bruins want to go big game hunting in free agency, like maybe Stone or Duchene, or perhaps even Karlsson if they make it there. Seems like you have to move out Backes to do that.
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    Devils 2018-2019 news and notes thread

    He's got a no movement clause, and he's signed for two more years after this at $6 AAV, but it seems like David Backes presents a pretty good opportunity for the Devils to use some of their cap space to acquire young assets since god knows we're not using it elsewhere except to try and sign Hall to an extension. Was thinking something like Greene and Boyle to Boston for Backes, Boston's 2019 first and maybe Brandon Carlo. Trading Greene makes it close to a wash next year, and you've only got that terrible $6 million cap hit for one more year after that.
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    2018 Miami Dolphins thread

    Mando had a decent column that Ross and company might short circuit the plan before it begins by going after Kyler Murray.
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    2018 Miami Dolphins thread

    I don’t want to say I’m some kind of genius, but I guess I am some kind of genius for figuring out the Dolphins want to load up on their lines and get the QB next year.
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    2018 Miami Dolphins thread

    I’m pretty confident that if the Dolphins end up with Tua or, failing that, Lawrence, Harbaugh will be here. It’s not just the head coach, but also the front office that Ross has thinned out to basically Chris Grier (the Devils’ assistant coach’s brother btw) who has been pretty good at drafting.
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    2018 Miami Dolphins thread

    So they’re saying Flores will be the HC. I hope he’s worse than Cam Cameron. Be the worst team in the league, draft Tua and hire Jim Harbaugh. I have no football knowledge at all, and that plan is superior than anything the Dolphins have come up with in like forever.
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    Devils 2018-2019 news and notes thread

    I just don’t think Vatanen is good enough to justify that kind of commitment. He’s a second pairing guy on a lot of teams and especially teams that are Cup contenders. It’s not so much the money, as the fact that coaches feel compelled to play guys according to their salary and experience, and this is especially the case with defensemen. McLeod isn’t tearing up the AHL, but his numbers are pretty solid for his age and better than Wood’s AHL numbers, although I’d have to check that. They’re both fast, except McLeod is probably more skilled. Wood is the type of guy who is more useful to a good team, and you could sell high on him while we have someone waiting in the wings who probably fills the same role, but might end up being better.
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    Devils 2018-2019 news and notes thread

    The problem with that is that if Vatanen is there he’s 30 years old and on the first or second year of a six or seven year deal at probably $6 million a year probably with a no trade clause. Greene was a great player once but now we can’t get rid of him and we’re dumping on the Rangers for basically doing the same thing with Shattenkirk and congratulating ourselves for dodging a bullet there. We’re not competing for the Cup through the end of his current deal and by the time we might be, he won’t be the player he is now and will be on a deal we regret or will have gone somewhere else in free agency. I would sell high now, and at the same time increase our odds of getting a great player who will help us win a Cup like Hughes or Kakko. Other player I would test the market on is Wood. Apparently Boston likes him, and we have McLeod who can replace him and will probably be better than him.
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    Devils 2018-2019 news and notes thread

    No one would really want Greene and I believe he has a full NTC. Vatanen on the other hand could very well command a ridiculous contract when he hits free agency. It makes sense to sell high on him now.
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    Devils 2018-2019 news and notes thread

    Dreger specifically talks about “top four defensemen”. My guess is that he’s talking about Vatanen. I like him, but can live without him if the return is good and it helps draft position.
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    2018 JETS

    I mean, I do believe that Ross’s plan is to tank next year and that it probably became apparent after the loss to the Jaguars. It would be a tough pill to swallow to have your starting QB in week 1 be either David Fales or Luke Falk. So Gase probably sought to make it easier for Ross to let him go. In a way this bodes well for the Jets, as Gase might not be the Mangini/Chip Kelly weirdo that people think.
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    2018 JETS

    From a fan's standpoint, you really don't want Gase to have anything to do with the defense. He inexplicably was attached Burke to perhaps the Dolphins' worst d-coordinator since Tom Olividati. Do your job and you don't have to look over your shoulder.
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    2018 JETS

    They’re also talking about Greg Williams for D coordinator which would be a pretty good hire.
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    2018 JETS

    Some people do learn and change, at least a little. If Gase can, he’ll probably have success.
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    2018 JETS

    It’s a good thing that FAN’s coach shows are with Giants people. Gase would not handle himself well being interviewed there after a bad loss. Having seen his body of work over the past three years, it’s not a terrible hire. The bubble screens will drive you absolutely nuts, but I think it’s safe to say he’s more or less competent.
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    Mike Peluso's law suit against Devils

    He has a quality firm representing him (Brendan Byrne's firm). Still don't know if it'll get anywhere. He's trying to plead things like fraud to get around the fact that his injuries are something that should be covered by workers comp. Generally courts don't let you dress up other claims as fraud, and he filed in federal court which is much less plaintiff friendly than state court. And the other thing about fraud claims is that you usually only get economic damages not any sort of pain and suffering. He'll have a hard time arguing that he would have made a lot of money after his NHL career but for whatever head injuries he has.
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    2018 Miami Dolphins thread

    Wondering whether they end up promoting a nothing to lose guy like Rizzi that's easily fireable but having an understanding with Harbaugh that the spot will be his if they wind up with a pick where they can draft Tua, Fromm or Herbert.
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    2018 Miami Dolphins thread

    Harbaugh is literally the only reason I can think of for giving myself any reason to watch one minute of a Dolphins game next season. It’s either him or hope for an 0-16 season.
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    2018 Miami Dolphins thread

    I guess I’m a little more optimistic. Don’t know what else to grasp at this point.
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    2018 Miami Dolphins thread

    So Boomer this morning, kind of in passing said (almost exact words) "looks like it's going to be Jim Harbaugh in Miami". Didn't sound like speculation.
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    2018 Miami Dolphins thread

    I’ve thought about it some more, and I’m down for tanking. If we cut Tannehill, there’s a good shot at us having the worst QB situation in the league. Add an absolute sieve of a defense, Tua is a real possibility. Just to make sure, trade Howard to a team that will be absolutely desperate to make the playoffs. Maybe to the Giants for something like their second this year and first next year. In the meantime, draft lots of linemen and shed every bad contract you can.
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    2018 Miami Dolphins thread

    According to Mando, it’s going to be a complete rebuild. He likened it to the renovation of the stadium, if you can believe that. Sure sounds like they’re trying to tank for Tua. On the other hand, people on Finheaven are speculating about Lincoln Riley. If that’s who we want, gotta hope for a deep Cowboy playoff run since that’s who Jerry supposedly wants.
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    2018 Miami Dolphins thread

    Gase officially out. Ross better have a plan.
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