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  1. You should consider going and fucking yourself. Everyone who works does it to enrich themselves
  2. The first guilty plea is in: Bail bondsman is first Trump co-defendant to plead guilty in Georgia election subversion case One of former President Donald Trump’s co-defendants has pleaded guilty to five counts in the 2020 election subversion case in Georgia. Bail bondsman Scott Hall, 59, is the first defendant in the case brought by the Fulton County district attorney’s office to take a plea agreement with prosecutors. The agreement, entered in Fulton County Superior Court on Friday afternoon, recommends a sentence of five years probation. Hall was accused of conspiring to unlawfully access voter data and ballot counting machines at the Coffee County election office on January 7, 2021. He spent hours inside a restricted area of the election office when voting systems were breached, which was connected to efforts by pro-Trump conspiracy theorists to find voter fraud. Hall was captured on surveillance video at the office on the day of the breach. He testified before the special grand jury in the Fulton County case and acknowledged that he gained access to a voting machine. The sprawling racketeering case brought last month by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis accused Hall, Trump, and 17 others of participating in a broad conspiracy to overturn the election results in the Peach State. Trump and the remaining 17 defendants have pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors in Willis’ office signaled earlier Friday that they may soon extend a plea deal to one or both of the two defendants headed to trial. The revelation came during a procedural hearing for former Trump campaign lawyer Sidney Powell and Kenneth Chesebro, the alleged architect of the fake elector scheme. They are the first defendants in the case set to go on trial on October 23.
  3. The bottom line here is that a woman who devoted her entire adult life to public service died. Agree with her politics or not she deserves respect for her commitment and her service, not the disrespectful shit I've seen from some here.
  4. Like I said in the SB, I expect our LB'ers to give Tua a much more difficult time than he faced against Denver. He get's the ball out quick but that will limit him to shorter passes. Bills D has been MUCH better with McD calling plays. Better than I expected. One thing you don't hear about is Miami's Defense. While they're ranked 1st in Offense (Bills are 4th), Bills are 2nd, Miami is 19th. We're 3rd against the pass, they are 18th and 24th against the run. Time of possession will be key for the Bills
  5. Buffalo Bills safety Jordan Poyer was ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins, coach Sean McDermott said Friday. Here’s what you need to know: Poyer, who earned a Pro Bowl nod in 2022, started all three games for the Bills this season but missed practice this week due to a knee injury. Through Week 3, Poyer made 10 solo tackles and four assisted tackles. Poyer signed a two-year deal to return to the Bills in March. He has been a captain of the team for four straight seasons. The Athletic’s instant analysis: Who replaces Poyer? This is a big blow to the Bills’ secondary. Poyer and Micah Hyde have been one of the best safety tandems in the NFL since arriving in Buffalo and they are a big reason why Buffalo has been so effective at limiting big plays. Since Poyer and Hyde got to Buffalo, no defense is better at limiting passing plays of 20-plus yards than the Bills are. Without Poyer, Taylor Rapp, who signed this offseason as a free agent, will likely start alongside Hyde. But with how well the Dolphins throw the ball, the Bills may need extra defensive backs active on game day and could even use three safeties on the field at times. That becomes a lot more difficult with Poyer out. The Bills were 12-0 in games in which Poyer was active last season and 1-3 when he was inactive. One of those losses was in Week 3 against Miami last season. His communication in the secondary is a big part of what makes Buffalo’s defense operate as well as it does. — Fairburn Could Damar Hamlin make his season debut? This could also pave the way for Damar Hamlin to be active for the first time this season. Hamlin, who suffered cardiac arrest during a game between the Bills and Cincinnati Bengals on Jan. 2, hasn’t suited up for a game yet this season because there are other safeties ahead of him on the depth chart and he’s not a contributor on special teams. But with Poyer out, the Bills may elect to have Hamlin active in case of another injury. Hamlin played well in preseason action, so he should be ready if the Bills need him. — Fairburn Backstory Hamlin was listed as the team’s backup safety with Cam Lewis throughout Bills training camp and preseason games. Hamlin made the Bills’ 53-man roster at the end of August after going through the non-padded ramp-up period to begin camp, being a full participant in padded practices and being a willing tackler and special teams player in full-contact preseason games. All summer long, Hamlin didn’t miss a single practice. Doctors cleared Hamlin to resume football activities in April, and Buffalo’s training staff continued to monitor him closely during training camp.
  6. McCarthy set the standard for how an impeachment inquiry comes about. Her opening line is stupid.
  7. It's called a retard starting a retarded thread based on a retarded premise
  8. Another one.. WTF does death have to do with anything?
  9. Still doesn't mean anyone wants her to die.
  10. I'll agree they're [politically motivated wastes of time but at the least Trump impeachments were based on something evidential.
  11. There's no real evidence that Bush did that, unless you want to count ignoring the warnings of the NSA that bin Laden was planning an attack. There's ample evidence of Trump inciting Jan 6th with the Big Lie
  12. He'll get impeached in the Republican majority house because the Republicans will vote for - without any evidence and the Democrats will vote against. And since this whole sham is a whatboutism, your side will get see the Democrat Majority in the Senate vote against.
  13. OK, you call it what you want, I'll call it what I want. At the end of the day it's the same thing
  14. Sunday’s AFC East matchup between the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills has Game of the Week potential. Both offenses are high-octane, and with the weather not projected to be an issue, points should be aplenty. Josh Allen’s Bills are small favorites in this showdown. Dolphins-Bills is set for 1 p.m. ET on Sunday at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park. The game will be televised on CBS. No NFL offense is playing better football than the Dolphins, and that statement is not up for debate. They roll into Week 4’s matchup against the Bills as the NFL’s leader in passing yards, rushing yards and rushing touchdowns while sharing the top spot for passing touchdowns with the Vikings. For lack of better words, we’re seeing video game-like production from Tua Tagovailoa and his crew through three weeks, and their Super Bowl odds are soaring because of it. And while most teams might not want anything to do with Miami right now, Buffalo could be the exception. Tua is 0-3 in games against the Bills at Highmark Stadium, and the Dolphins haven’t won there since 2016. Meanwhile, the Bills’ success in front of the Bills Mafia is well-documented. Counting the postseason, Buffalo’s won 15 of its last 20 games at home, including a playoff win earlier in this calendar year over the Tua-less Dolphins. However, the recent head-to-head history between these two teams shouldn’t be the end-all when predicting the outcome of this matchup. Bettors should feel comfortable putting money down on Miami based on what the eye test is proving so far. All odds from BetMGM. Looking for NFL tickets? Buy them here. What are the odds for Bills vs. Dolphins? Expert picks for Bills vs. Dolphins
  15. After the Miami Dolphins nearly broke the record for most points in a game — they passed up on a chance to kick the field goal that would have given them the record — against the Denver Broncos on Sunday, they curiously opened as 2.5-point underdogs against the Buffalo Bills. The spread, along with an over/under of 53.5 points, implies the sportsbooks think the Bills can hold the Dolphins under 30 points. This seems like a pipe dream after they just scored 70 without Jaylen Waddle, but just the week before they were held to 24 points against the New England Patriots. I’d expect the Bills to take some elements of the Patriots’ game plan to stop the Dolphins’ passing attack, but their biggest problem by far, and what might swing the game, will be trying to stop the improved Dolphins rushing attack. Last season, the Dolphins weren’t nearly as effective running the ball as they have been this season. They were ranked 15th in 2022 in rushing success rate and 10th in expected points added (EPA) per rush. This season, they’re tied for second in rushing success rate and first in EPA per rush. These numbers are obviously inflated from the jaw-dropping game they had against the Broncos in which they rushed for 350 yards and five rushing touchdowns, but this still appears to be an improved offensive line. It didn’t add talent other than left guard Isaiah Wynn, but this is the Dolphins’ second year in this system and they’ve built continuity together. “In this second year, for me, I feel more comfortable in going to my landmark and to my spots,” right guard Robert Hunt said in training camp. “And I know the plays. So, for me, I’m just playing football.” The Bills played the Dolphins three times last season: twice in the regular season and once in the playoffs. The first game was in Week 3 before Miami’s offense really got rolling. Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa didn’t play in the playoff game. The best game to look at to preview this next game was their Week 15 matchup in Buffalo. The Bills won that game 32-29 but could not stop the run — it was their worst game in defensive EPA per rush and rushing yards per carry allowed (7.5). The Bills have not improved their leaky run defense this season, and it might even be worse. What the Dolphins are doing on the ground The Dolphins put on a clinic against the Broncos, running crack tosses and counterplays. They were simple run concepts, but they dressed up with creative motions and backfield action that caused havoc for the Broncos. Additionally, the Dolphins lead the league in percentage of plays in 21 personnel (two backs, one tight end and two receivers), but despite this, they see light boxes on 60.91 percent of snaps (fifth in the NFL). Defenses can’t take away everything, and they would rather try to take away explosive pass plays than stop the Dolphins on the ground. Miami does a great job of exploiting this, not by trying to run up the middle but by getting outside and forcing defensive backs to be physical when taking on blocks and making tackles. Week 3, 12:04 remaining in the first quarter, first-and-10 This is a “simple” version of their crack toss without a lot of bells and whistles. This version only involves Tyreek Hill lining up as a tight slot and motioning outside to take the corner on him out of the play. River Cracraft has the most important job of sealing the edge defender inside so the backs can get outside of him. Fullback Alec Ingold was responsible for blocking the corner on Cracraft. Everyone executed their assignments, and the offensive line did an excellent job of climbing to the second level to make its blocks. Running back Raheem Mostert had space for an explosive run. Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel has several versions of this play with different actions to dress it up, but the base blocking assignments are the same. He also has counters and counters for his counters. Week 3, 15:00 remaining in the second quarter, first-and-5 Later in the game, the Dolphins lined up in the exact same formation to give the defense the illusion they were running the same play. However, when the ball was snapped, Cracraft didn’t crack the edge defender, and the offensive line didn’t block for the toss; it blocked inside zone. Ingold faked like he was going outside before going across the grain to block the backside safety. Tagovailoa tossed the ball to Mostert to influence the Broncos’ defenders to flow outside, and they did. The mike linebacker and backside safety flowed hard to the left edge, and no one was there to defend the cutback lane. With how explosive the Dolphins’ passing game is with Hill and Waddle, it’s easy to forget that McDaniel made a name for himself as a run game coordinator, but he is as good as anyone in the league at scheming up a rushing attack. The Dolphins now look like they have a running game that is just as explosive as their passing attack, featuring two backs with elite speed in Mostert and rookie De’Von Achane. The Bills’ problem defending the run The Bills quietly have been one of the worst run defenses in the league. Fortunately for them, they are accustomed to defending heavier sets with sub personnel, as they live in nickel (five defensive backs). They lead the league by a wide margin of percentage of plays in nickel (98.7 percent). Unfortunately, they are also accustomed to getting the ball run down their throats. They are 31st in percentage of explosive rushes (runs of 12-plus yards) allowed (12.5 percent) and are giving up 5.9 yards per carry (32nd in the league). On the bright side, they are 17th in rushing success percentage (61.5 percent) and ninth in average yards before contact (1.07), but they are dead last in yards after contact (4.86). These numbers suggest their front seven isn’t bad but their secondary is not doing its job on run support, and the film backs that up. Week 1, 4:19 remaining in the second quarter, second-and-8 Here, the Bills are in their big nickel package (three safeties), with Taylor Rapp playing the nickel against the New York Jets’ 21 personnel. The Jets ran toss crack, which is a play the Bills will have to learn how to defend against the Dolphins. Rapp followed tight end Tyler Conklin as he motioned inside to seal defensive end Greg Rousseau. In this situation, Rapp has to “crack replace” and come up to defend the run. The outside receiver went inside to block Rapp. Rapp at least has to engage that block to take up space if not beat it. The play-side corner, Christian Benford, should have responded by coming up hard to set the edge. However, Benford and Rapp recognized the run far too late and got caught up in the wash inside, allowing the Bills to get outflanked on the edge. Running back Dalvin Cook gained 10 yards on the play, but if Buffalo gives up a lane like this to Miami, it’ll likely be a lot more than that. The Bills were also in an eight-man box on this play, which they won’t be able to do often against Miami’s passing attack. To limit the Dolphins’ running game, the front six will have to dominate and the secondary has to be much more physical than it has been in the first few weeks of the season. Taking elements of what the Patriots did The Bills have an elite pass defense. They are second in defensive EPA per dropback, behind only the Cleveland Browns, and they’re fourth in pressure rate (41.1 percent). Safety Micah Hyde, who missed almost all of last season, is back, and he’s playing at an elite level. The Patriots did an effective job in Week 2 of taking away the middle of the field, which is where the Dolphins thrive. I can see Bills coach Sean McDermott taking elements of the Patriots’ three-safety structures with Rapp as the third safety. Week 2, 12:12 remaining in the second quarter, first-and-10 From their three-safety shells, they played Tampa 2 or Cover 3. In their Cover 3 (pictured above), two of the safeties would roll down and play the two hook zones. In traditional Cover 3, linebackers have that responsibility, but with the safeties coming from depth, they have more athletic players picking up the crossers. This also freed up their mike linebacker to be more aggressive against the run. However, with this type of structure, the safeties have to come up, take on blocks and make tackles, which the Bills’ safeties haven’t done well this season. The Patriots’ Kyle Dugger was exceptional in this role, but New England still gave up 140 yards rushing in the game. Unless the Bills’ defensive line dominates and slows the Dolphins’ running game with a light box, this could be a long day for the Bills defense. Where the Bills can win this game is in the red zone. Buffalo is second in defensive red zone touchdown percentage. Unfortunately for them, the Dolphins are first in touchdown percentage in the red zone. Inside run will be more of a factor in the red zone, where there is less space and it’s harder to run outside. There just aren’t a lot of good answers against this version of the Dolphins offense, but if the Bills can force them to kick a few field goals, the Bills offense is good enough to outscore them.
  16. When thinking about how Sean McDermott will prepare the Buffalo Bills to defend Mike McDaniel’s record-setting Miami Dolphins offense, it’s helpful to flash back to 2010. McDermott was then the defensive coordinator of the Philadelphia Eagles preparing for his first matchup against Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts. Manning was a 34-year old veteran at that point on his way to throwing for 4,700 yards and 33 touchdowns. The way former Eagles safety Quintin Mikell described it, McDermott took the matchup and “broke it down to a science.” He figured Manning, known for his ability to read and recognize defenses, would get nine possessions. Manning would be able to figure out Philadelphia’s defense every time he went back to the sideline and looked at the pictures. McDermott’s idea was to change the scheme every possession, so the Eagles could stay one step ahead of Manning the entire game. “We did some off-the-wall stuff,” Mikell said. “It worked.” The Eagles won 26-24, and Manning had one of his worst games of the season, completing 31 of 52 passes for 294 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. He was sacked a season-high three times. That’s the type of scheme McDermott is capable of cooking up when he has defensive coordinator and play-calling responsibilities. This offseason, McDermott took over those duties for the first time in Buffalo after Leslie Frazier, who served as defensive coordinator from 2017 through the 2022 season, stepped away from the team. McDermott’s play calling has been a talking point this offseason. Though he’s mostly been coy about it, players have noticed his personality coming out more since he gets to be hands-on in the defensive meeting rooms. A.J. Epenesa said he can see McDermott’s intensity even more and his speeches get him “jacked up.” Through three games, McDermott’s play calling seems to be working for Buffalo’s defense. The Bills have allowed 29 points in three games, lead the league with seven interceptions and are second in the NFL with 12 sacks. Now comes McDermott’s toughest test. Buffalo racked up those impressive statistics against Zach Wilson, Jimmy Garoppolo and Sam Howell. In Week 4, the Bills welcome Tua Tagovailoa, Tyreek Hill and the Dolphins’ league-leading offense fresh off a 70-point, 726-yard game against the Denver Broncos. Asked if this is the type of competitive challenge McDermott missed in his time away from calling defensive plays, he laughed. “I think in some ways yes, in other ways no,” he said. McDermott described what the Dolphins are doing on offense as “revolutionary” and praised their “unreal team speed.” Miami put up that dizzying offensive display without Jaylen Waddle, who is one of four Dolphins who has been clocked at faster than 21 miles per hour with the ball in his hands, according to NextGenStats. He had more than 1,300 receiving yards last season. Waddle had two 100-yard games against the Bills last season, too. Add him to the list of things keeping McDermott’s mind racing at night. That list includes Hill, too, who is second in the NFL with 412 receiving yards and has twice in his career put up 150 yards on a McDermott defense. Oh, and the Dolphins ran for 350 yards and five touchdowns last week. But this is what McDermott loves. Those who’ve worked with him at every stop describe a man obsessed with the grind. As an assistant rising up the ranks in Philadelphia, he was the one watching hours of film just to uncover one or two tendencies that could help players on Sundays. McDermott got his first chance to call plays in 2009 after legendary Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Johnson died. It was, in some ways, an unfair situation for McDermott to be thrown into, replacing a legend. But what stuck out to his players over the years was that McDermott didn’t just take Johnson’s playbook and copy it everywhere he went. He was still building and learning. Sean Considine, who played under McDermott in Philadelphia and Carolina, told me a few years ago that by the time McDermott was in Carolina, a lot had changed about the defense. “He had learned a lot from Jim, but the calls were different,” Considine said. “The way he taught it was a little bit different than it was. It was his defense. That made a lot of sense when I thought about it because Sean spent 10-15 years not only learning from other people but thinking about how it would be when he was doing it for himself.” You wonder if McDermott had any of those same thoughts when Frazier was calling the defense. McDermott had a hand in game-planning throughout the week. But NFL head coaches like control. Giving that up isn’t easy. McDermott doesn’t have to worry about that this week against McDaniel. His game-planning throughout the week and his play calls will have a direct impact on Sunday’s game. The Dolphins have an advantage when it comes to team speed. But since McDermott took over in 2017, the Bills have allowed the fewest completions of 20-plus yards and the third fewest completions of 10-plus yards in the NFL. Dirk Koetter, who coached against McDermott in Atlanta and Tampa Bay, noted that his quarters defensive scheme, “doesn’t give you a lot of opportunities for big plays.” That helped the Bills limit Tagovailoa to an average of 210 passing yards in the two regular-season meetings between these teams last season, but Tagovailoa still had three touchdowns, zero interceptions and a passer rating of 111.5. He was efficient but not spectacular. That’s why McDaniel knows the Dolphins won’t be able to run by the Bills with great individual performances the way they did against the Broncos. It’s not just about the quarterback but the entire team. “It is quite literally one of my favorite types of football games because with that offense they have and how good they are, and the defense and how good they are, it takes a team win,” McDaniel said. “It takes the entire team to execute. You can’t overcome that teamwork they have with individuals.” That teamwork has been a hallmark of McDermott defenses. Koetter remembered how tough his defenses made things with their disguises. You could change your offensive play at the line against the Panthers, but middle linebacker Luke Kuechly could adjust the defense on the fly because of how well the group communicated and understood each other. “They didn’t get that way without that coming from Sean at some point,” Koetter said. Brad Childress, who coached with McDermott in Philadelphia, always thought one of his strengths as a coach was his communication. So it’s not a shock that his defense has that same trait. It’s even more evident with him back calling plays. “Obviously he felt something in his bones that he wanted to go back to calling it,” Childress said. “I get that. It’s in his DNA.” It’s in McDermott’s nature to deflect attention away from himself, but that won’t be easy in a game like this. When a record-setting offense comes to town, your defense is going to be in the spotlight. McDaniel makes for an ideal foil to McDermott from a storytelling perspective. McDermott is the hard-nosed, always serious ex-wrestler. McDaniel — a former Broncos ball boy — is slight of build, a bit quirky and often cracks goofy jokes in his press conferences. “Mike is a different cat,” said Bills wide receiver Trent Sherfield, who played for McDaniel in Miami and San Francisco. “That’s who he is. “He was behind the scenes in San Francisco and now he’s in the spotlight as a head coach and he’s the same person. That’s something that I’ve always respected about him.” Sherfield laughed when thinking about the differences between McDermott and McDaniel, but he also sees the similarities. The two coaches are intense about how they prepare for a game. “They both respect each other at a very high level for what they do,” Sherfield said. McDermott’s message to his players this week and all season has been to not get too high or too low. That makes sense after last season when the Bills went through an emotional whirlwind of ups and downs. Sherfield wasn’t here for any of that, but since arriving in Buffalo he’s noticed a steadiness about McDermott. He appreciates it even more because he sees McDermott embody it on the sideline and as a play caller. “He always has that blank look,” Sherfield said. “He’s not too excited, not too emotional. That’s the type of guy he is.” That hasn’t always been the case. But like he was as a young assistant in Philadelphia, McDermott is still a constant learner. Maybe that’s translated into managing his and his team’s emotions differently. Maybe he’s still capable of staying one step ahead of the league’s best offenses. He may not have nine different defenses ready for Tagovailoa the way he did Manning all of those years ago. But whatever plan he breaks out, whatever calls he makes will be his. And he’ll be judged for how he handles matchups like this one. That’s just the way he likes it. “When you compete, this is — any coach or any player would say — why we do what we do,” McDermott said. “We look forward to the challenge.”
  17. Buffalo Bills fans understandably like to focus on how Miami quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffers in comparison with Josh Allen. Tagovailoa is 6-foot, 217 pounds with only average arm strength. Allen is 6-5, 237 with a rocket launcher. The lack of elite arm strength belies the fact Tagovailoa is elite in accuracy, decision-making and in his quick release. The Dolphins’ quarterback is completing 71.3% of his passes this season, fifth best in the NFL. His average time to throw is a league-low 2.34 seconds, according to NFL Next Gen Stats, but his intended air yards is 9.2, fifth highest in the league. “I think his level of accuracy, you see it on the game tape,” said Bills receiver Trent Sherfield, who played for Miami last season. “It pops out at you. I think I remember Tyreek (Hill) saying last year when he signed with the Dolphins he gets to play with one of the most accurate quarterbacks in the game. People were trying to tear him to shreds as if he was just making that up. It’s the truth. Tua can really sling the ball.” Hill said in an interview with ESPN in July 2022, “I mean obviously, Tua, he’s not your typical gunslinger, but if you were to just pay attention to his game, everything is spot on, everything is pinpoint. Ya know? Ball is on time. His fundamentals are on point.” “I honestly think that Tua doesn’t get the credit he deserves for being the player he is,” Sherfield said. “I spent the whole entire summer last year with Tua. He is a guy who’s going to come in prepared. He knows the plays. He knows his reads. He’s a great player. Everybody’s seeing the things he’s always been doing behind the scenes. ... He’s had to overcome a lot being in Miami and struggling at first. Now they’re taking the next steps. This is something he’s always been doing.” Bills running back Damien Harris, who played with Tagovailoa at Alabama, thinks the Miami QB has a certain “it” factor. “I think he always showed from the moment he stepped on campus he was a high-level player,” Harris said. “At Alabama, you’re used to seeing guys come in and there’s a lot of five-star players, a lot of good quarterbacks. But there was always something different about Tua. I don’t know what it was. You just knew he had the chance to get to where he is today.” Middle of the field. The book on defending Tagovailoa is force him to make tougher throws outside the numbers. So far this season, 54 of his 72 completions (75%) have gone to the middle of the field. Compare that with Allen, who has had 27 of 80 completions (34%) to the middle of the field. The Chargers beat Miami last December by playing a lot of press coverage, to take away Tagovailoa’s first read, and they crowded the middle of the field. Easier said than done. Miami responded three weeks ago against the Chargers by using the receivers in stacked formations tight to the offensive tackles, creating huge space on the outside where the fast receivers could run and catch quick passes. A quote from NFL Films analyst Greg Cosell from last year still applies: “I’ve always believed Tua is a very rhythmic player. He needs the offense to work for him. He’s got a really quick drop and set, plants that back foot, delivers the ball. He has a good sense of timing. I think he plays well within structure. I think you have to create that structure for him.” Let’s see if the Bills’ defense can find a way, via pressure or changing the coverage post-snap, to get Tagovailoa to not pull the quick trigger on his first read. Fastest offense ever? It’s not an exaggeration to say this Miami offense is the fastest – or second fastest – in NFL history. The 40 times of the Dolphins four key skill players: Tyreek Hill 4.29, De’Von Achane 4.32, Jaylen Waddle 4.35, Raheem Mostert 4.38. Waddle’s time is a conservative estimate. He didn’t run at the combine because of Covid. He has said he can run in the high 4.2s or low 4.3s. Achane ran track for Texas A&M. His personal college bests were 10.14 in the 100 meters and 20.20 in the 200. Those times would have placed him sixth in the 200 final at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo and gotten him into the semifinals (top 24) of the 100 in Tokyo. Dallas Hall of Famer Bob Hayes won the gold medal in the 100 meters at the 1964 Olympic Games. His best 100 time is better than Hill’s, but Hill is a better overall receiver than Hayes. Hayes’ Dallas teams at separate times had two great speedsters (with Lance Rentzel and then Lance Alworth) but not four. The closest speed offense to Miami probably was the Los Angeles Raiders from 1988 to 1990. That’s when the Raiders had running back Bo Jackson and receivers Willie Gault and Hall of Famer Tim Brown. Jackson reportedly ran a hand-timed 4.12 in the 40. Gault was a 1980 U.S. Olympian who ran a 10.1 100 meters. Brown ran 4.39 in the 40. That Raiders team in 1988 also had James Lofton, who arguably was in the high 4.3s and Mervyn Fernandez, a 4.4 guy. Teams with two elite speedsters is somewhat common. The St. Louis Rams’ Greatest Show on Turf team had two speedsters under 4.4 in Marshall Faulk (4.35) and Torry Holt (4.38). The mid-’70s St. Louis Cardinals had two great burners in Mel Gray and Terry Metcalf. Motion offense. A big way Miami takes advantage of its speed is by using motion at the snap. Miami does it 59% at the snap, according to ESPN’s Seth Walder. The league average is 20%. It changes the numbers on each side of the field and forces the defense to adjust. “That’s something they definitely major in,” said Bills defensive end A.J. Epenesa. “They’re trying to confuse the defense and make us see a lot of things. One thing we emphasize is, ‘See a little, but see a lot.’ See your keys. The one thing I’m going to emphasize is see my key in front of me and don’t let all that movement behind that throw me off.” The 30,000-foot view. The Dolphins picked up Tagovailoa’s fifth-year option, which locks him up for next season at $23 million. He’s playing for a giant bargain ($4.7 million) this year. Presuming he stays healthy, they are almost surely going to have to give him a giant extension after this season. Miami is going to be fairly tight against the salary cap next season, which is part of the reason it has not yet struck a deal with star defensive tackle Christian Wilkins. He’s playing this year on the fifth-year option, for $10.7 million. Wilkins is going to get an extension worth $20 million a year (currently top eight at defensive tackle). He may get it from the Dolphins but the team will have to do a bunch of restructuring, pushing money forward, to pay both Tagovailoa and Wilkins. Josh Allen playfully referenced Wilkins’ situation on Wednesday. “I do respect his game,” Allen said. “I thought they were gonna pay him this offseason, and he deserves to be paid because he brings a lot of juice to that offense and defense. When I say offense, because whenever their offense scores, he’s always like the first guy out there celebrating. So he’s got a lot of juice. He’s a big driving factor in that team for the success that they’ve had in the time that he’s been there. But yeah, big fan of his game.” Stats for the road. Defenses must stay with five or six defensive backs vs. Miami’s speed. The Dolphins counter by using fullback Alex Ingold. Mostert ran six times for 52 yards (8.6 a carry) from 21 personnel. With Mostert and Achane on the field at the same time (pony personnel), Achane ran four times for 76 yards. ... Tagovailoa has been hit only four times in three games, including one sack. ... Miami left tackle Teron Armstead has allowed only eight sacks in the last five-plus seasons, according to Pro Football Focus.
  18. Incited an attack on his own country in order to try and prevent the transfer of power and stay in office. Pretty sure no one else has pulled that one
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