NFL 2016: Week 8

Nice punt fake.

Dak is in the zone! Great game so far.

That's a lot of possessions for the last 2 min

If Philly is going to sit on 3 timeouts and ride to OT and not even make Dallas punt, I'm going to bed. Clearly no one wants to win this game.

Ezekiel Elliott is making it hard to say "never draft an RB high". Damn, he's so good at . . . about everything.

THIS ENTIRE POST WILL BE IN ALL CAPS, BECAUSE THIS IS A NATIONAL TRAGEDY.

WHY ARE THE BEARS THE MONDAY NIGHT GAME? THAT'S TWO NATIONAL PRIME TIME GAMES IN A ROW.

THEY'RE GETTING REWARDED FOR BEING sh*t.

THANKFULLY CHICAGO HAS 1 MORE GAME FOR THE CUBS TO LOSE, SO NOBODY'S GOING TO CARE. AND WADE'S LEGS HAVEN'T FALLEN OFF YET SO THE BULLS ARE WINNING, AND THE BLACKHAWKS HAVE FINALLY REMEMBERED THAT THE GOAL OF HOCKEY IS TO PUT THE PUCK INTO THE OTHER TEAM'S GOAL, NOT THEIR OWN.

MilkmanDanimal wrote:

Ezekiel Elliott is making it hard to say "never draft an RB high". Damn, he's so good at . . . about everything.

The most can't-miss RB prospect since Trent Richardson.

I keep wanting to call Elliott Emmitt, he's got some moves.

Welp, I suppose that answers the "how does he play when behind" question.

(I know, still early, lots of football left, etc)

I'm sure the experts will again lament how terrible Wentz is on downfield throws.. but the few times he did it his receivers completely failed him. Eagles skill positions are just terrible.

Running Man wrote:

I keep wanting to call Elliott Emmitt, he's got some moves.

Who also had an amazing line that let him shine.

TheGameguru wrote:

I'm sure the experts will again lament how terrible Wentz is on downfield throws.. but the few times he did it his receivers completely failed him. Eagles skill positions are just terrible.

I try to reserve my snark for after it happens.

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Buffalo gives us something great every week.

http://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2016/...

cube wrote:

THIS ENTIRE POST WILL BE IN ALL CAPS, BECAUSE THIS IS A NATIONAL TRAGEDY. ...

Well, it's also Halloween, so it's not like anyone's going to be watching.

But, yeah, the Bears are the NFL equivalent of finding pennies and toothbrushes in your treat bag.

EvilDead wrote:

Buffalo gives us something great every week.

http://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2016/...

"Look, there's a dildo on the field in Buffalo."

"You mean other than Rex Ryan?"

MilkmanDanimal wrote:
EvilDead wrote:

Buffalo gives us something great every week.

http://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2016/...

"Look, there's a dildo on the field in Buffalo."

"You mean other than Rex Ryan?"

Dude, it's too early for that crap. I'm still drinking coffee and I don't want to buy a new keyboard.

That is really bizarre and seems like poor compensation for a player of that calibre. There seems like there is probably more to this story.

TheGameguru wrote:

I'm sure the experts will again lament how terrible Wentz is on downfield throws..

He'd have to actually attempt some first

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EvilDead wrote:

That is really bizarre and seems like poor compensation for a player of that calibre. There seems like there is probably more to this story.

Like he wants $50 trillion in his next contract or Bill is pissed at him about something.

Actually this looks like classic Patriot cap management. They got something for a player they knew they would lose next year anyway, and honestly their team is good enough to win without him right now. This (and an immortal QB) is why they're good every. single. year.

Yeah, I think we're at the point now where if Bill Belichick makes a personnel move, he automatically gets the benefit of the doubt.

My first thought is that he got caught with dead body.

Guaranteed Belichick retires when Brady does. All his decisions work out because Brady keeps winning games.

EvilDead wrote:

That is really bizarre and seems like poor compensation for a player of that calibre. There seems like there is probably more to this story.

Remember: NFL teams do not trade players, they trade contracts.

In Collins' case, the contract only runs through this season, and this season is half over. Getting a 3rd round pick for only half a season of any player is a steal.

Basically, this means that the Patriots decided that they would not franchise tag Collins, and they would not be offering him what a market deal would rate, so they are making the move now and getting superb compensation in return.

Note that while I say it's a "steal" in terms of compensation, I am stopping short of calling it a "good" move. Since the Patriots are obviously a Super Bowl contender this year, giving up a starter now could potentially bite them in the rear when the playoffs come around. So while they're getting way more value in return than one should normally expect from this kind of move, whether or not it's a good move depends on how well the Pats replace Collins, and if it costs them in the playoffs or not.

Just don't understand the timing. Chandler Jones got moved in the offseason, which made sense. I don't know the depth of the Pats defense, but was Collins not having much of an impact this season?

*Legion* wrote:
EvilDead wrote:

That is really bizarre and seems like poor compensation for a player of that calibre. There seems like there is probably more to this story.

Remember: NFL teams do not trade players, they trade contracts.

In Collins' case, the contract only runs through this season, and this season is half over. Getting a 3rd round pick for only half a season of any player is a steal.

Basically, this means that the Patriots decided that they would not franchise tag Collins, and they would not be offering him what a market deal would rate, so they are making the move now and getting superb compensation in return.

Note that while I say it's a "steal" in terms of compensation, I am stopping short of calling it a "good" move. Since the Patriots are obviously a Super Bowl contender this year, giving up a starter now could potentially bite them in the rear when the playoffs come around. So while they're getting way more value in return than one should normally expect from this kind of move, whether or not it's a good move depends on how well the Pats replace Collins, and if it costs them in the playoffs or not.

The pick is conditional though so the Patriots may get nothing if the Browns don't sign him. In that case the Patriots would be out a very good defensive player on a possible playoff run with nothing to show for it. I guess they must be pretty confident Cleveland is going to make a deal with him?

Right now it seems like the Browns got a very good deal. They get to test the tires on a player for the rest of the season with no contract investment.

garion333 wrote:

Just don't understand the timing. Chandler Jones got moved in the offseason, which made sense. I don't know the depth of the Pats defense, but was Collins not having much of an impact this season?

It doesn't feel like there is much depth. They must have a lot of faith in their rookie Elandon Roberts.