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Anybody going to catch TNF tonight?

Being from Missouri, I kinda have to see how the Chiefs are going to match up against the Broncos. I completely expect the Chiefs to win...but I expected the Vikings to beat the 49ers, too, so I guess we'll see.

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Anybody going to catch TNF tonight?

Being from Missouri, I kinda have to see how the Chiefs are going to match up against the Broncos. I completely expect the Chiefs to win...but I expected the Vikings to beat the 49ers, too, so I guess we'll see.


I'll watch some of it. Should be a good game, particularly defensively. Those are two tough defenses. I wouldn't be surprised to see a KC win here.

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I'm not sold on Manning. To be fair, I've never felt like he would do well in Denver and for the most part he's done VERY well, but after the Super Bowl I've felt like he was exposed and last season the juice seemed to really be gone from his arm.

I like what the Chiefs have put together, and I wouldn't be surprised if they win this one by double digits.

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yeah I think I will I am curious to see how good KC is and how Peyton looks ?

I am wondering if he should hang it up? or not... He has really dropped off in production from two years ago

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Anybody going to catch TNF tonight?

Being from Missouri, I kinda have to see how the Chiefs are going to match up against the Broncos. I completely expect the Chiefs to win...but I expected the Vikings to beat the 49ers, too, so I guess we'll see.


Yea, ill be watching.

Should probably catch noodle arm ohoolihan while I can, before he retires. KC is going to get a long, long time to prepare for the MNF game against the Packers next week, so im hoping they dont look too sharp, KC is a team that usually gives us trouble, even when we win.

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You know, I don't 'like' the Chiefs as an organization, since they did kill us in Super Bowl IV all those years ago. I understand the rivalry there (also the fact we haven't beaten the team in years).

However, I do like a lot of the players on the Chiefs. I love to watch Alex Smith play. The guy constantly gets #### on by fans, media, and NFL personnel. Yet, he goes out and finds away to win and take care of the ball. That guy gets zero respect

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I remember liking Peters. Pick-six on Manning

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Man, did we pick the wrong CB. I wanted Peters all along, could have got him later, and wouldnt have someone warming the bench.


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lol, so did I DP. I had hoped the FO wouldnt want a speedster again (like Robinson) and go for the better CB in Peters.


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lol, so did I DP. I had hoped the FO wouldnt want a speedster again (like Robinson) and go for the better CB in Peters.


Character issues apparently dropped him. *sigh*

And why they didn't take Collins in the 7th still baffles me.

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Missed the first half. Heard the radio call of the pick six. Could be a good game.

Also - is it wrong that I hope Marcus Peters murders a nun or something to help justify passing on him?

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Missed the first half. Heard the radio call of the pick six. Could be a good game.

Also - is it wrong that I hope Marcus Peters murders a nun or something to help justify passing on him?


Lmao.

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And why they didn't take Collins in the 7th still baffles me.


Because, Spielman.


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And why they didn't take Collins in the 7th still baffles me.


Because, Spielman.


Spielman GMs 31 teams in the league? Quite impressive.

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Use your noodle, Peyton!

Well that sounded more wrong then I meant it to.

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Well...that's not the ending I wanted but at least I get to go to sleep now.

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1-2 start for the Chefs coming up. :thumbsup:

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Well...that's not the ending I wanted but at least I get to go to sleep now.


Pft I was hoping for some overtime.

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That is two weeks in a row now where Marcus Peters has looked extremely well. I was pounding the table hard for the team to draft him *EDIT* redacted second sentence.


Anyway, that is a tough one for K.C. Since when does Alex Smith throw two picks AND Jamal Charles fumble twice in one game? Very uncharacteristic of the Chiefs to have a performance like that.

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That is two weeks in a row now where Marcus Peters has looked extremely well. I was pounding the table hard for the team to draft him *EDIT* redacted second sentence.


Anyway, that is a tough one for K.C. Since when does Alex Smith throw two picks AND Jamal Charles fumble twice in one game? Very uncharacteristic of the Chiefs to have a performance like that.


That's true. The Broncos defense is legit though. I think they have a good chance at being #1 overall by season's end (at the worst not much will separate them from Houston, Seattle & St. Louis). Wade Phillips was a huge get for them. But boy does it look like Elway's hiring of his buddy Kubiak was about a year too early when you still have Peyton Manning. Manning looked awful until he started going up-tempo from the gun late in the second quarter (what I presume is more of "his offense" than Kubiak's). It also looked like Manning did a lot less directing/checking out of plays (particularly in the first half), leading me to believe Kubiak took a lot of that responsibility away from Manning, which takes an ego that rivals Donald Trump, and a brain to boot. Seeing how those two get along this season will be a story to watch.

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And why they didn't take Collins in the 7th still baffles me.


Because, Spielman.


Collins announced he would not play for anyone who drafted him after his PR issues dropped him out of the first day. It would have been a wasted pick.


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Demi wrote:
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And why they didn't take Collins in the 7th still baffles me.


Because, Spielman.


Collins announced he would not play for anyone who drafted him after his PR issues dropped him out of the first day. It would have been a wasted pick.


I still don't understand that tactic and, really, that was a stupid, empty threat. There are limitations on contracts. In terms of salary, I don't think he made any more by signing as an UDFA than as a seventh-round pick.

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Every undrafted rookie is locked into signing a three year contract. The three year contract will contain the minimum Paragraph 5 salary in each year, which will equal payouts of $435,000 in 2015, $525,000 in 2016, and $615,000 in 2017. These are the same numbers as rookies drafted after the 3rd round and many of the players drafted in the third round, so it is not a major loss for Collins of any player who was not projected to be a 2nd round pick.

The UDFA’s are very limited in terms of signing bonus money. I don’t have the final number in front of me but IIRC each team can spend, in total, about $88,000 on all their undrafted rookies. That usually means a large number of players receiving signing bonuses that will not exceed $8,000. So that is a limiting factor for a player who is not drafted. The smallest signing bonus a 7th round pick will receive likely to be about $52,000. So that is a pretty big loss considering for many players the bonus is the only salary they will ever receive.


http://overthecap.com/what-can-lael-col ... ree-agent/

It looks like the biggest incentive is being able to re-negotiate a contract a year early.

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Collins announced he would not play for anyone who drafted him after his PR issues dropped him out of the first day. It would have been a wasted pick.


We cut our seventh round pick anyways ?? Even if he refuses to play here then trade his rights to some one he would play for...like Dallas for a fifth round pick

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I'm watching the RedZone channel, and I'm really surprised by the Eagles/Cowboys score.

Also, though break for Philly losing Kiko. Fair or not, I'm sure the fans are going to view this as them giving their two most dangerous offensive weapons away in the offseason.

Third thought: it's going to be weird when Oakland isn't playing on a baseball field anymore. Its a cool weird quirk about their stadium that I'm going to miss.

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And Darren McFadden just fell asleep and let Philly take that fumble. Nice work, guy.

EDIT: Or not.

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I'm watching the RedZone channel, and I'm really surprised by the Eagles/Cowboys score.

Also, though break for Philly losing Kiko. Fair or not, I'm sure the fans are going to view this as them giving their two most dangerous offensive weapons away in the offseason.

Third thought: it's going to be weird when Oakland isn't playing on a baseball field anymore. Its a cool weird quirk about their stadium that I'm going to miss.


Lol, you know, its funny, I was just talking about how much I dislike that Raiders still play on a damn baseball field.

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Just saw the Browns/Titans highlights. Benjamin had one hell of a game.

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Lol, you know, its funny, I was just talking about how much I dislike that Raiders still play on a damn baseball field.
Dont get me wrong, it's ridiculous. It needs to change. It's just something I'll miss.

I'm not sure how to explain it haha

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The Eagles really look like they're missing Evan Mathis. Wow that line looks bad

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Just saw the Browns/Titans highlights. Benjamin had one hell of a game.


Yea I saw you guys beat the Lions, I plan on catching the shortcut. How you guys look in week 2?

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