Notable 2016 Offseason Moves

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Re: Notable 2016 Offseason Moves

Post by dead_poet » Thu Mar 17, 2016 3:52 pm

Interesting contract structure.
#Jaguars signed LT Kelvin Beachum to a 1-yr, $4.5M deal… with a 4-year option worth $40M, source said. Creative with Beachum off an ACL
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Post by dead_poet » Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:23 pm

Via Kevin Seifert...
VP of officiating Dean Blandino used video examples to explain the NFL's stance on the catch rule to reporters. Blandino repeated the new three-step mantra: A legal catch requires possession, two feet down and a subjective degree of time with possession. His presentation made sense, but most observers seem to have made up their minds on the rule. Even Blandino admitted that sometimes there will be plays that look like catches but aren't called that way.
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Re: Notable 2016 Offseason Moves

Post by dead_poet » Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:28 pm

At owners meeting
A portion of Super Bowl Committee time was spent trying to improve the Pro Bowl. Among the options were increasing incentives for players.
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Post by fiestavike » Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:38 pm

dead_poet wrote:At owners meeting
It would really be more fun if they just turned it into American Gladioters or American Ninja Warrior with the best NFL players. Crown the best all around athlete at each position group each year, and don't waste time on a football game played at half speed.

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Post by Cliff » Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:06 am

They're going to have to pay players significantly more, especially the stars, if they expect them to play harder. At the least they should give them as much as they'd make on a game check with a floor so low paid but high performing players still get a good chunk. Then the winners will need some kind of bonuses.

If they don't want to drop that kind of money (or at least near it) they need to completely change it up. I personally think the amount of viewers that kind of game would garner with players actually trying would make up for what they'd pay the players but I'm sure the NFL has already done that cost benefit analysis and they haven't changed, so ...
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Post by dead_poet » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:40 am

Cliff wrote:They're going to have to pay players significantly more, especially the stars, if they expect them to play harder. At the least they should give them as much as they'd make on a game check with a floor so low paid but high performing players still get a good chunk. Then the winners will need some kind of bonuses.

If they don't want to drop that kind of money (or at least near it) they need to completely change it up. I personally think the amount of viewers that kind of game would garner with players actually trying would make up for what they'd pay the players but I'm sure the NFL has already done that cost benefit analysis and they haven't changed, so ...
Exactly. Paying more for attending won't do anything for the quality of the game itself. The only way I can see that maybe happening is if they offer significant injury insurance which, of course, they never will.
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Post by dead_poet » Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:00 am

This makes me disappointed. I want to see the numbers that prove the kickoff is one of the most dangerous plays. If that's true, why isn't that data available? If it "ebbs and flows" can you really make said conclusion? What is your "control" group? Do you also study other plays? If the data supports the conclusion (by a statistically significant margin than OK, but I have my doubts).

One day soon it won't make sense to return a kickoff

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Post by dead_poet » Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:35 am

rule changes:
As expected, key Comp Committee moves passed - permanent move for PAT distance, eliminate chop block, direct comm b/n coaching box-players
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Post by dead_poet » Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:38 pm

For #Vikings offense, new rule means OC Norv Turner could talk directly to Teddy instead of going through QB coach Scott Turner.
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Post by dead_poet » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:27 am

NFL owners approval automatic ejection and new touchback rules. Touchbacks in NFL now will be brought out to 25-yard line.
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Post by dead_poet » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:30 am

Not only are Rams doing this summer's Hard Knocks, they also are expected to play a regular-season game in 2018 in China.
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Re: Notable 2016 Offseason Moves

Post by fiestavike » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:34 am

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further devalues kick returners. a 35 yard return from 10 yards deep is now the equivalent of a touchback. Kind of a bummer. They are trying to move it to a point where the kickoff is just eliminated.

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Post by dead_poet » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:47 am

Lesson from today: NFL coaches coach. Owners own, and make the rules, and pay the salaries, and decide all of the things.
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Post by dead_poet » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:48 am

fiestavike wrote: further devalues kick returners. a 35 yard return from 10 yards deep is now the equivalent of a touchback. Kind of a bummer. They are trying to move it to a point where the kickoff is just eliminated.
Yeah, I'm not happy with this change.
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Notable 2016 Offseason Moves

Post by dead_poet » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:52 am

Text from one ST coach on touchback rule: "There'll def be more high, short kicks and squib kicks." Expects more creativity to pin teams.
And to build on that, potential unintentional consequence ... More high, short kicks would likely mean more kills shots on returners.
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