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Crazy Legs

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About Crazy Legs

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  1. Star needs to be 30% or less. Jordan has earned 55% + Ed Oliver should be good enough to play 65%+
  2. Per Buffalo Rumblings 1st Round pick Ed Oliver played about 48% of the defensive snaps Sunday. You would hope your 1st round pick is enough of a stud that he would get a bit more than that. (As an upside it would help to cut into Star’s snap count...)
  3. I am not that focused on the Win Loss record. My eyes have to see better play, at times. In the meantime I am pleased the Bills are winning, with a lot of guys really busting their humps.
  4. Fitzpatrick was balling today. Hats off to him. The Dolphins are a lot better with him at QB. (Until he has an off day).
  5. I bashed Star a lot last year. He is simply not worth what he is being paid. "eating up double teams" my ***. His snap count needs to be kept below 40%. Maybe less than 30%. We need to be looking to find another DT in the offense season. Time to upgrade his position. Unfortunately his Dead Cap is almost $8 million if we move on from him this offseason.
  6. Hey Lit, I just got off the phone with the Lions, they said NO to us trading for Stafford. I also called the Chiefs to inquire about that hurt QB Mahomes....we must have had a bad connection....got disconnected. I wasn't deterred so I rung up Cowboys to see if Dak Prescott might be available. I heard a lot of laughing and then they hung up on me. Guess we really screwed up and should have drafted Josh Rosen or maybe we can trade for Mariota.....
  7. Tackle seems to be one of our Biggest needs. It would be great if we can get a good one in the 1st round. Right or Left. Just make sure it is a good one.
  8. Good news is the list isn't too big. Nor are they the most valuable talent on the team. I could see only resigning a couple. Jordan Phillips would be at the top of the list for me. Kevin Johnson maybe as depth. Tough to see Shaq Lawson coming back. I think the kid (even though he is on the other side) D Johnson playing at at least the same level as Shaq. Unfortunately I don't see Gore, because of age. We are going to go younger and sign Adrian Peterson LOL.
  9. Someone must have done a study showing that 1st round RBs don't move the needle anymore than 4th round RBs (that pan out). I guarantee if you make a list of the best RBs in the league, plenty will not have been drafted in the 1st round. So I am with you. Carlos Hyde to go with Devin. or a mid round pick.
  10. I don't pretend to know exactly what Sean McD and Brandon Beane want to do in the 1st round of the 2020 NFL draft.\ But let's consider: They did trade up to get MLB Tremaine Edmunds. He was a need. And he was talented. This year they sat at 9 and took a talented player, Oliver, at a position of need. DT. In 2017, McDermott was coming in the door and the Bills took Tre' White. Talented and a need. My guess is it will be Best Available Player, at a position of need. So what will we need most come April? I hope we have a shot at a stud OLineman. A guy you can draft and play for the next 10 years. (I would wait on a WR and RB). Otherwise, a fast OLB that can cover backs and TEs might be considered a need. Corner is always a need. If there is another Tre White sitting there at pick 20-25, McDermott loves his defensive players.
  11. Good ahead and laugh. There are a couple CBs worth looking at! "You pretty much have to draft a Cornerback every year...." Dang I wish we had a better GM and better cap management and we could have kept Stefon Gilmore. He is still playing lights out. Gilmore and White. Lock it down!
  12. Okay, I am on it. I will set up another Buddy Nix type Cat Fishing 3 way conference call and see if we can't the GMs together on it. Maybe we can trade them a player in a swap. We might have to trade Shaq Lawson for OJ Howard? Or, do you trade picks? We got several extra 5th and 6th to package with a mid round pick.
  13. I have always advocated trading down, to get more picks, because draft picks have a spin of the wheel randomness to them. Matt Miller lays out that teams are now more willing to trade picks, instead of hoarding them, because when you trade for an existing NFL player, you know what you are getting. Versus drafting a Zay Jones in the draft...who looked great on paper, but doesn't pan out. https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2858525-matt-millers-scouting-notebook-what-happened-to-nfl-draft-pick-value There was a time, not too long ago, when NFL front offices wouldn't part with draft picks for anything. Want to trade for a starting-caliber quarterback? Better not ask for a first-round pick in exchange for him. Case in point: The San Francisco 49ers acquired Jimmy Garoppolo, a highly coveted quarterback who was on the last year of his rookie deal, for a second-round pick. First-round picks were kept at all costs, and this was October 2017. Then something changed. NFL teams started sending picks off for players at a high rate. Kansas City Chiefs general manager Brett Veach helped start the trend by sending late-round picks in exchange for formerly highly valued players such as linebacker Reggie Ragland (acquired for a conditional 2019 fourth-rounder from the Buffalo Bills) and offensive lineman Cameron Erving (acquired for a 2018 fifth-rounder). The idea of sending Day 3 draft picks for players who were either proven or had high potential in their pre-draft reports took off. We still see moves like this today, as evidenced by the Los Angeles Rams trading a 2021 fifth-rounder for center Austin Corbett, who was the No. 33 overall pick in the 2018 draft. Why, though, has the NFL become more trade-friendly in the last few seasons? Former Cleveland Browns CEO Joe Banner believes it's because of the miss rate in the draft: "With teams only hitting on 50 percent of first-round picks and virtually no team without cap room, the value of a proven veteran has gone up and an unknown draft pick has gone down. When cap was tight, teams needed to hit on cheaper draft picks to be able to afford veterans. Now you can build a much higher percentage of your team with established players." The Rams are attempting to load up for a Super Bowl run with this mindset. The Chiefs traded for cornerback Kendall Fuller and defensive end Frank Clark as huge parts of their defensive identity. The Cleveland Browns traded for wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in a massive move. Even though the results haven't been immediate, these remain some of the NFL's most promising teams. They’re shifting into win-now mode by being aggressive in the trade market. They're able to do that because a good number of young and aggressive general managers are viewing draft picks as risky. Would you rather be the Rams with two late first-round picks that might not make huge impacts or the best young cornerback in football, Jalen Ramsey, formerly of the Jacksonville Jaguars? For many general managers, taking the proven asset over the unproven value of a draft pick is the way to go. Which begs the question: Who is next? Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams is the object of many teams' affection, but the front office has, to date, expressed no interest in trading him. The same is true for Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green, who will be a free agent after the season. A few teams (the Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers, most likely) would be interested in Green, but the Bengals say they aren't trading him. Some teams would like to be buyers at the deadline, and already we're seeing reports that the Miami Dolphins would be willing to trade impending free-agent running back Kenyan Drake. But the current expectation from league insiders is that the big deals are done unless the Redskins or Bengals change course as the Tuesday deadline looms. The Scout's Report —Speaking of trades, the Los Angeles Rams had a quick but effective makeover this week by adding Jalen Ramsey, Austin Corbett, Kenny Young and a 2020 fifth-rounder in exchange for Marcus Peters, a 2020 first-rounder, a 2021 first-rounder, a 2021 fourth-rounder and a 2021 fifth-rounder. As mentioned above, this is the new-age thinking of flipping late-round picks for players (Young, Corbett) who were highly valued in their pre-draft process. Corbett was the No. 33 overall pick in 2018 and graded No. 40 on my Big Board. He wasn't able to crack the lineup in Cleveland, but a different offensive scheme might fix what has kept him off the field. Similarly, Young has been a healthy scratch at times in Baltimore, but he was drafted No. 122 overall in 2018 (graded No. 291 on my board) and has athleticism at a position of need in L.A.
  14. That dude is a beast....but i prefer trading down, over trading up. If he turns out to not be "all that" you have invested a lot in that one player.
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