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  1. Giants preseason game

    Dalton’s last drive that ended in a touchdown, they looked good on that drive. Defense is going to suffer from Mike’s stubborn to “go to war with what you have” at linebacker. Lawson looked unblockable. His physical development from when he was drafted is remarkable. Almost unbelievable. We’ll see. My fear with him, as happens to so many guys who somehow gain 30 lbs of muscle and get faster and quicker, is that he’ll suffer a long series of connective tissue injuries. I hope that doesn’t happen because he looked amazing against the Giants.
  2. Offensive Line

    It’s looking worse and worse. They must have begged Westerman. And they’ll only beg a depth journeyman if they completely suck. This third preseason game will be revealing. It’s supposedly the true dress rehearsal for the season. And I’m talking about the starters, the second half or whatever doesn’t matter. I’d like to see Finley in with the other starters, playing against a starting defense. Just see what he can do. Sorry Andy, I don’t mean anything by it! It’s me, not you! You just deserve a team that feels about you the way you feel about it. You deserve it. And you’re not getting that here right now. We can still be friends though, right? Finley barfs all over himself in the preseason game. God Andy I missed you so much! Remember how we fucked in the parking lot of that Promise Keepers rally? That was the greatest. We’re still cool, right?
  3. Offensive Line

    Westerman has decided not to retire. This is where our line is.
  4. RIP Cedric Benson

    One play I recall is Polmalu came in full speed for a tackle, lowered his head to deliver a patented Steeler head shot/knockout blow. Ced just destroyed him. Polamalu’s helmet flew off, head snapped back, the whole thing. Ced kind of had so much of his weight up in his upper chest and neck, tough guy to butt heads with.
  5. Looking forward to seeing the first team offense tonight. I don’t know if it’ll be one series, or any series at all. Hopefully they’ll execute like they did last week. After that, our depth guys will likely get killed by their depth guys, because reality. Haskins will be fun to watch, Jay was hopeful after his debut last week. Which went as expected - multiple picks.
  6. RIP Cedric Benson

    What an untimely death. Sad news.
  7. Just the fact that Taylor is letting guys compete for jobs on the line is a huge step forward. With Marvin (and Mike) if you were drafted fairly high, you played. Billy Price getting relegated to backup would have never happened a couple years ago. It’s progress.
  8. Holy crap, our starting units looked bad. Looking for improvement next week. They sure as hell better improve in week 3 or it will be a tough year.
  9. Lap just said Westerman didn’t travel to the game and is pondering retirement. Anyone feel like running down to PBS to play line? Probably get yourself a tryout.
  10. I read that they moved him up to practice with the 1s, at right guard. Also read they moved Billy Price and have him working with the 2s at guard and center.
  11. First chance to see the Zac Taylor offense. And surely they’ll be running it even with the depth guys in there, so for once there is something to watch in the preseason. Just an aside. I read a blurb about a day in camp when the coaches were describing some activity they’d be doing with the team. Dalton piped up and said he and his wife would be hosting an after party and invited everyone. Someone just yelled, “Andy Dalton after party!” A well received bit of fun that got repeated a bit in the days that followed. On to the game. The Chiefs are obviously the better team, they almost went to the Super Bowl last year. For as long as they leave their starters in, it will be a real test for our defense. Obviously our offensive line will be the subject of a lot of scrutiny. The Brown family fucked this season up before it even had a chance. Would be incredible to see our cast of misfits, castoffs, and depth guys, suddenly gel into a competent unit. I’m hopeful but I have to be a realist as well. Andy Dalton after party!
  12. Just watched the first drive again. Somehow Taylor’s draw plays work a lot better than Marvin's ever did. The plays were just executed better and they worked. Guarded optimism! That was absolutely a fumble by Boyd. It came out right before his knee hit the ground. Then the white hat goes, “never had control of the ball so no fumble.” Ridiculous. Assume he doesn’t fumble, do they then call incomplete because he didn’t have control? No. We’ll take it but should have gone against us.
  13. Agreed, Finley is getting that backup job. First team offense looked pretty good, even though Andy was only in for one series. Dalton looked good, looked like his good self. I don’t know what happened on that under throw. Ive seen the o-line play worse. The penalties though. John Jerry kept getting busted. The scheme, the play calling and the tempo, all that was good.
  14. 2019 Reds

    There’s the Bauer you’ll know and love. 3 hits over 7 innings and 11 Ks. Owned the Cubs, who were actually pretty hot coming in.
  15. How bad is AJ hurt ??

    A 4th and a 7th? For AJ Green? Are we in the real world?
  16. Offensive Line

    Tackle for Washington refuses to play unless traded. Give them something and get this dude in here. We’re desperate, the front office should start acting like it.
  17. Thanks for stepping up to run the league Hoosier, and good to see you back. I’ll be flexing some monumental fantasy football skills, look out whoever finished 8th last year, I’m coming after you!
  18. What a great write up. Our defense may have been the worst in the league last year. But looking at our roster on offense as you laid it out, considering the two most important (arguably) players are already hurt, the offense could exceed the D this year in looking like absolute shit on the field. And I wholeheartedly agree on 6 game IR for AJ. Our schedule early includes the Seahawks, Niners, Steelers, and the Ravens. Going to be challenging with or without AJ, so let him get totally right for later in the season as we Drive For Five! (wins).
  19. Fantasy Football 2019

    I’m in, took me a while to navigate Yahoo, but I got back into the fantasy football part and found our league. COB’s HGH Farm begins its inexorable march towards gridiron dominance now.
  20. 2019 Reds

    Bauer takes a giant crap in his first game. Sorry guys.
  21. 2019 Reds

    I just read some stuff about Bauer and the tribe. He supposedly knew the trade was in the works when he threw that ball over the center field wall in KC. He was pissed, wanted to stay with Cleveland. But by refusing to sign an extension, and by announcing he’d be only signing one year contracts from now on, the accepted wisdom is that he has doomed himself to an itinerant existence, signed by a contender every year then shipped off at the deadline if the team isn’t doing great. He’s a really bright guy, I think he was an engineering major at UCLA. You guys are in for a fun ride. He’ll shoot his mouth off.
  22. 2019 Reds

    I just read some stuff about Bauer and the tribe. He supposedly knew the trade was in the works when he threw that ball over the center field wall in KC. He was pissed, wanted to stay with Cleveland. But by refusing to sign an extension, and by announcing he’d be only signing one year contracts from now on, the accepted wisdom is that he has doomed himself to an itinerant existence, signed by a contender every year then shipped off at the deadline if the team isn’t doing great. He’s a really bright guy, I think he was an engineering major at UCLA. You guys are in for a fun ride. He’ll shoot his mouth off.
  23. Offensive Line

    I hope he has a magic wand.
  24. 2019 Reds

    You guys get Drone Slash from my tribe. We get Puig, a good hitting outfielder from the Padres, and a reliever very early in his career, who so far is well below average, also from the Padres. What should we expect from Puig? From his time with LA, and that’s pretty much all I know, I’m expecting huge arm, inconsistent but powerful bat, speed, and unreliable effort and attention to the game. My group of tribe fans all call Bauer Drone Slash. He badly cut his finger on an off day while repairing a drone during the ALCS and couldn’t pitch. Bauer is a beast. Dude will go the distance, and when he’s on has freaky good stuff. And he’s on way more often than not. He’s a maniacal worker, a student of pitching, helps All the pitchers on the staff. He’s one of the reasons the Tribe has had such good pitching over these last several years. Congratulations, you got a great pitcher and a guy so dedicated to winning it rubs off on others.
  25. How bad is AJ hurt ??

    Cody Core makes the team again so Andy can throw to someone in camp who knows the routes.
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