NFL 2022: The Week 7 thread

Peyton being upset that they didn’t take the opportunity to put up 40 In foxboro was awesome

Hey, does anyone remember when the Niners were going to draft Mac Jones after trading all that draft capital?

There is a shocking number of folks in Baltimore who think it’s a good idea to let Lamar walk rather than sign him.

Like finding a franchise qb is a given.

Paleocon wrote:

There is a shocking number of folks in Baltimore who think it’s a good idea to let Lamar walk rather than sign him.

Like finding a franchise qb is a given.

I would endeavor to guess the racial makeup of those "shocking number" of people

UpToIsomorphism wrote:
Paleocon wrote:

There is a shocking number of folks in Baltimore who think it’s a good idea to let Lamar walk rather than sign him.

Like finding a franchise qb is a given.

I would endeavor to guess the racial makeup of those "shocking number" of people

Yup.

There's an ESPN headline that says "Belichick mum on starter after in-game QB switch". I must consume too much British media because I was really confused about why his mother was involved.

iaintgotnopants wrote:

There's an ESPN headline that says "Belichick mum on starter after in-game QB switch". I must consume too much British media because I was really confused about why his mother was involved.

Zach Wilson is very curious about that as well.

Paleocon wrote:

There is a shocking number of folks in Baltimore who think it’s a good idea to let Lamar walk rather than sign him.

Like finding a franchise qb is a given.

Letting him walk would be stupid, but I'm not going down the fully guaranteed contract road with him either. I don't give a sh*t what his mom thinks the contract should look like.

If I'm Baltimore, I've pretty much already resigned myself to using the franchise tag on Lamar for the next couple of years. And in the near future, I'm going to target backup/developmental QB in the draft with a bit higher picks than I would otherwise have.

Supposedly it's a "poor look". Which is a crap argument. The whole "it looks bad" stuff is a way of trying to imply impropriety without having the stones (and taking on the responsibility) of actually making an accusation of impropriety.

Anyone that's making noise about this that isn't prepared to make a clear accusation can sit down and shut the f**k up.

After last nights game I’m even more confused about what roughing the QB is supposed to look like.

*Legion* wrote:

Supposedly it's a "poor look". Which is a crap argument. The whole "it looks bad" stuff is a way of trying to imply impropriety without having the stones (and taking on the responsibility) of actually making an accusation of impropriety.

Anyone that's making noise about this that isn't prepared to make a clear accusation can sit down and shut the f**k up.

SCANDAL!

The Packers are looking under every rock for WR trade options now, it seems. They've reportedly been in talks with the Cardinals to trade for AJ Green.

To say Green has not been productive this year would be an understatement. He has 56 yards on 10 catches (on 22 targets!) in 5 games (3 starts) this year. He was expected to carry some of the load while Hopkins was out, but that obviously didn't happen.

Rat Boy wrote:

Colts to start Ehlinger for the rest of the season. Matty Ice seems done.

Sounds like the Colts pulled the plug to ensure that Ryan won't get hurt and trigger an injury guarantee next year.

They're on the hook for $12m of guaranteed salary in 2023 already, but an injury would add $17.2m on top of that. That's not counting the $6m of prorated bonus money also on the 2023 cap, so when they release him this offseason, he'll account for $18m of dead cap space.

I'm gonna make a prediction right now: assuming Ryan doesn't retire, he will spend 2023 as the veteran backup behind Trey Lance in San Francisco.

Actual conversation at work:

Buccaneers Friend: Do you really think that the Ravens can beat the Bucs at home? LOL
Me: I don't really think they'll have to.
BF: Huh?
Me: From what I have seen, the Bucs do a whole lot of beating themselves.
BF: I thought we were friends.

Paleocon wrote:

Actual conversation at work:

Buccaneers Friend: Do you really think that the Ravens can beat the Bucs at home? LOL
Me: I don't really think they'll have to.
BF: Huh?
Me: From what I have seen, the Bucs do a whole lot of beating themselves.
BF: I thought we were friends.

You're not wrong, Walter...

@ZacStevensDNVR wrote:

Russell Wilson worked out and stretched for four of the eight hours on the flight from Denver to London. Said he was doing high knees in the aisle when the rest of the guys were asleep.

As someone else said, it feels weird to call a professional athlete a "tryhard," but.....

Hope UK customs allows his case of recovery water through.

His act played fine in Seattle because nobody really cares about sports and the national media rarely pays attention. It was the same with Alex Rodriguez left the Mariners and suddenly everyone realized how fake everything about him was.

Roquan Smith hears about it during a press conference, gets emotional, and has to bail on the conference early.

The Bears are blowing it up, and Roquan himself is probably the next piece out the door.

WEEK 8, now with plenty of shots at Aaron Rodgers.

billt721 wrote:

His act played fine in Seattle because nobody really cares about sports and the national media rarely pays attention.

Truth.

Put any of our sensitive stars (including Griffey) in a T5 market and they get eaten alive.