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  1. amfootball

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    The NFL always wins. It is the only game in town literally and it will dominate the month of April and May with the draft just like it dominated March with FA. I am personally psyched to see it not get delayed and for it to happen virtually. I hate all the hoopla of the live events. Go back to the scroll with the teams just electronically punching in their selections. I am pumped for pick #23 and what the Pats will as their natural pick has not been that high in over a decade.
     
  2. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

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    hmm half empty or half full

    Many posters look at the same players and are very unsatisfied. They don't like the quality of the starters. 12-4 seasons are horrible failures after all.
     
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  3. amfootball

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    I agree. Last year's was pretty a solid draft especially Wino and I think Harry is going to be an above average receiver especially since he has a QB in Stidham who will not ice him out.
     
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    Gronk 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    Can one truly stare into another’s soul via Skype?

    I say just do it as is everyone will have the same flaws - doing it later may in fact allow teams in some areas to have visits before others, who knows. This is how it is this year, it can still be good TV, and without all the ridiculous fans that are all over the usual draft broadcasts.
     
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    The point of visits is to put prospects under a microscope in an unfamiliar environment and see how much they absorb and how they react when you have the ability to actively set the script for multiple hours (and not just a short combine iview). The medical is another important aspect, especially for players that were not invited to the combine.

    Obviously there is no silver bullet that gives you something definite about a player but to me player visits are an extremely valuable data point for the overall picture.

    There is also the story -- told by Lombardi a couple times by now -- how the Pats brought in Manziel and JG at the same time and how JG wasn't intimated or smitten by Brady at all while Manziel seemed to lack in that department:

    via Former Patriots staffer describes Garoppolo, Manziel visits
     
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    ATM, my thirst for entertainment supersedes my desire for draft accuracy. I’m almost done watching Tiger King and I need something to fill the void.
     
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  7. Steve:Section 102

    Steve:Section 102 In the Starting Line-Up

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    I just said that's how I would want to run my organization. Hypothetical.
     
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    Herr Goodell...

     
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    Yes, great PR for the NFL to show off their fat cat owners giving millions of dollars to kids while half the country is beginning to starve.
     
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    You sound like the people who wanted to postpone free agency for the same reason. Instead they went ahead with free agency and no one got upset about the "optics". Do you think the economy will be significantly better in May than April? Or in June? When exactly do you think it should be held?

    There's no reason to postpone the draft. It can be done safely by being done remotely, and each team has the same disadvantage in preparing.
     
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    Yep, someone's flexing now that the new CBA is signed...
     
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  12. XLIX

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    I think it was meant more as a warning to the GM’s, not the players. I doubt they care terribly much.
     
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    I take it the same way, but the point is that he doesn't have to play nice anymore. As far as I'm tracking, there aren't many negotiations coming up and it's prohibitively difficult to fire him. We'll get to see his nasty side in all it's ****ing awfulness.
     
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  14. marian

    marian On the Roster

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    Would you like to draft a guy in 1st round only to find out in the training camp that he had the virus and now his lungs are in 20-30% destroyed?
     
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    I know I wouldn't, but that can happen to any player.
     
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    raduray PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    If the NFL pulls this off, they should next share their system with Congress so that they can participate/vote remotely.
     
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    rochrist Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract Weekly Picks Winner

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    Plus he isn't going to get another contract. This will be it for him.
     
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    I was about to post the same response...

    "Superior prep"...yeah right...

    Whatever prep is the opposite of Superior, that's what Little Billy is doing right now...
     
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    Postpone until when? At what point will travel commence? At what point will it make sense to have the draft? These are questions that we don't really have the answers for. Better to stay on schedule with what you have and give yourself a better chance for starting the season on time. Piling everything up until later just creates more headaches overall.
     
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    What would happen if this years draft goes ahead but the football season does not ? Would that mean the 2021 draft players from college will still go into a draft........probably but could be a log jam of players
     

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