NFL 2019: Preseason / Training Camp

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I was all

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then Garion was all

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and so I said

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and then everyone was silent knowing they could just wait me out

and so now I'm all

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and here we are, I hate all of you

Training camp schedules

Preseason schedule

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The Chargers

It's funny because it's true.

Looks like Adrian Peterson will be entering camp, newly incentivised.

A story like this suggests that little has changed since Sport Illustrated published an article about bankruptcy rates among professional athletes in 2009.

I know the NFL covers financial literacy during the Rookie Symposium, but I do wonder whether more could be done. More responsibilities place on athlete's agents? A voluntary/mandatory savings schemes supervised by Players' Unions?

I'd feel bad about no longer doing the thread except I don't.

While we're bitching about threads, maybe we should do preseason picks?

detroit20 wrote:

I know the NFL covers financial literacy during the Rookie Symposium, but I do wonder whether more could be done. More responsibilities place on athlete's agents? A voluntary/mandatory savings schemes supervised by Players' Unions?

It's the free market at work! Who's the NFL to tell AP that he can't take a multi-million dollar loan from a used car dealer?!

More seriously, though, most people don't know anything about money. (It looks easy enough to invest, right?) The difference is that (a) most people don't have millions of dollars, and (b) most folks aren't being sharked by other folks who want a bite or three from that big ol' stack of hundos.

Enix wrote:
detroit20 wrote:

I know the NFL covers financial literacy during the Rookie Symposium, but I do wonder whether more could be done. More responsibilities place on athlete's agents? A voluntary/mandatory savings schemes supervised by Players' Unions?

It's the free market at work! Who's the NFL to tell AP that he can't take a multi-million dollar loan from a used car dealer?!

More seriously, though, most people don't know anything about money. (It looks easy enough to invest, right?) The difference is that (a) most people don't have millions of dollars, and (b) most folks aren't being sharked by other folks who want a bite or three from that big ol' stack of hundos.

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Guess who's up today in Deadspin's WYTS? Yep, it's the Bucs.

A sample:

You might think that, given Winston’s multi-layered, ongoing public disgraces, the Bucs would see fit to leave him in a Publix parking lot and start entirely fresh. But you know how this works. This is the NFL. NFL teams only make STUPID drastic moves.

That might be only the 10th funniest line in the piece. I'm pretty sure it's the only safe-for-work sentence.

Enix wrote:

Guess who's up today in Deadspin's WYTS? Yep, it's the Bucs.

"Byron Leftwich is currently the best quarterback with the team."

I like how they're becoming the final resting place of failed Jaguar 1st round QBs. Now it's a question of if Bortles will get there early enough to be an over-the-hill backup player, or if he comes onboard a few years later as beer quality control coach.

Damn, the one email about there not being many emails was spot on. How do they fill the stadium?

I really feel like the text is pointless, because the picture of Jameis Winston pretty much explains the whole "Why Your Team Sucks" thing in such a neat and condensed kind of way.

*Legion* wrote:

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Episode 1 preview: Antonio Brown gets off balloon to go on non-football injury list.

Rat Boy wrote:
*Legion* wrote:

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Episode 1 preview: Antonio Brown gets off balloon to go on non-football injury list.

It's the Diva List. I think they're keeping him from getting hurt.

They must think he's wing-suiting into practice tomorrow.

Man, everyone still throwing Hue under the bus.

Kitchens is definitely driving the bus now.

In a throwback to Hard Knocks from last season, when Kitchens questioned Hue Jackson for giving veterans days off in camp, Kitchens made it clear that Morgan Burnett was being held out of team drills Saturday to preserve his body, but that he was in uniform and engaged with the group.

“Morgan still practiced," he said. “He just didn’t get a lot of team reps. I think they have to be available. Their teammates over there sitting on a bike? I don’t know what that is. I have never understood that. I don’t want to get into that. That was last year. This is my philosophy, and somebody is going to think I am an idiot, but I do not really care. I am not going to change how I feel because of what somebody else says, what somebody else does or what somebody else thinks of me or how they think I am running the ship.

“That is what I decided to do because I think it builds team and togetherness. If you have guys over there on the bike that can practice, they need to go through individual period. They need to stand by their coach in their uniform with their helmet, ready to listen, learn and teach the other guys. Morgan Burnett has been in this league a long time. He knows what’s going on. That is just my philosophy. They need to be a part of it. They are part of the team so be part of the team.”

I love Freddie Kitchens.

detroit20 wrote:

Looks like Adrian Peterson will be entering camp, newly incentivised.

A story like this suggests that little has changed since Sport Illustrated published an article about bankruptcy rates among professional athletes in 2009.

I know the NFL covers financial literacy during the Rookie Symposium, but I do wonder whether more could be done. More responsibilities place on athlete's agents? A voluntary/mandatory savings schemes supervised by Players' Unions?

I feel like the details of Peterson's birthday 30th birthday party are relevant to this.

I struggle to sympathize with his problems.

Another win for Steve Keim:

Robert Nkemdiche cut two days into training camp.

I'd talk some sh*t but after the Niners and Reuben Foster, I can't throw any "drafting the red flag guy" stones.

But yeah, don't spend first round picks on guys that go tumbling out of hotel windows OR guys who freak out at the Combine and get sent home.

Derrick Henry was recently in a boot and is listed as day-to-day. There's an ex-Patriot in charge there so Henry's foot may have fallen off and they'd say he was day-to-day.

AJ Green is out 6-8 weeks with an ankle injury. Word on the street is that the turf was in terrible shape.

garion333 wrote:

AJ Green is out 6-8 weeks with an ankle injury. Word on the street is that the turf was in terrible shape.

That might be the saddest thing ever, as Green was always a reason to watch the Bengals.

Now Cincy is going to be the NFL version of Reddit's Idiots in Cars sub.

Is there a QB in the NFL more boring to watch than Andy Dalton?

*Legion* wrote:

Is there a QB in the NFL more boring to watch than Andy Dalton?

Deshaun Watson, although I wouldn't say it's his fault. Bill O'Brien is just the most boring playcaller in the league right now. May boring compared to what you expect a player like that to be able to do.

Well BOB hired an offensive coordinator this offseason! No doubt a brilliant playcalling mind who will bring a spark to the team, a guy who was previously ... *checks notes* ... tight ends coach... of the Houston Texans.

Jesus.

They really need someone to tailor an offense around Watson.

Having him drop back and read the field is making him do what he's worst at. It was the weakest part of his game in college. He's done a good job of cleaning up his INT percentage from college, but now he's simply holding onto the ball too long - tied for 3rd longest in the NFL last year, and the two guys ahead of him were rookies. If he doesn't see it, he holds the ball too long and takes a sack. Everyone wants to bash the line, and rightly so to a degree, but the QB is doing them no favors, and the scheme is doing the QB no favors.

Maybe Watson can speed things up in year 3, but man are they not making it easy on him. How do you have a QB with his mobility and drop him back into stationary pockets all game, every game? Why put all the pressure on his field reading ability instead of letting that athleticism take some of the pressure off?

bighoppa wrote:

Jesus.

Terrible choice. Every play is a Hail Mary.

Why was Dan Quinn waving his hand like that? Does he think he's some kind of Jedi?

"Nick Buoniconti... gone..."

Oof, rough transition, Al.

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