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  1. I am in full tank mode, if we get AJ back and end up 7-9 we are only hurting ourselves. whereas two picks in the top 35 picks in the draft could fix the team QUICKLY, IMO.. adding 3 top talent guys plus getting healthy guys back makes for a solid roster.. thoughts? i know some hate tanking no matter what... but i want top 5 picks.
  2. im on the lack of talent opinion. aside from choosing staff the HC has very little to do with on the field success, its like a management position, putting good people in place for success, he may not be doing that, i dunno, but ill give him time to prove one way or another.. injuries are a factor of option 3 IMO, obviously with AJ and a full healthy line and healthy defense we wouldnt be winless, but we still arent a playoff contender, IMO.
  3. Reading the gameday thread im curious what everyone is thinking?
  4. while i have been no expert in nfl formation usage lately, i recall a few years back the media gushing over i think the patriots running so many types of plays out of one formation, like "formation dictates nothing, anything could happen here" type of thing... it MAY have been as far back as the two star TE times in new england before one of them murdered a guy... but it was a thing still. as far as the team sucking... IMO its lack of talent. there is no talent on the field ever currently... like 1-2 guys on each side of the ball worth being in a starting role at all
  5. hhahahaha the one play that describes andy daltons entire existance is the "diving" forward alone, untouched, fumble against the chargers in the playoffs... thats the kind of high level performance we have grown to expect from the gunner. OH OH and the mental patheticness of saying "thats just uncalled for there are kids watching " when watt called him the little red rider BB gun" . god damn this guy is embarrassing.
  6. hahaha "a better throw from andy gets it done" . - announcer story of andys career the next segment where they knock the bengals and taylor for 70/30 passing split... thats because we are defeated on the season and playing from behind in the second half forces passing... as of "now" . its a 50/50 split on run and pass calls... i hate announcers.... so down 7 -10 points in the 4th, average 1.4 yards per carry you gonna stay true to the run game? gtfo... cocksuckers.
  7. fair enough, is a small percentage that sticks with tobacco based flavors, so unless you care to give a bourbon tobacco or "nutty tobacco" probably not much i could send your way, but if your into either of those just let me know and ill send a bottle your direction. i never smoked and never vaped, but i truly enjoy helping people stop smoking, i have asthma and getting into a car that was smoked in but hasnt been smoked in in ears messes with my asthma a ton, walking behind a smoker kills me, if i can play a tiny part in people dying less from that habit, im a happy man. im in the same boat with my kids as you are with the grandkids, my time surrounds their lives and development as men. they are 12 and 14, i had no kids when this place started! i started driving lyft this past week just randomly after work, i work an hour from home, so i figure ill get paid to drive around in rush hour before i go home, so $50-80/night doing that isnt bad. but it all goes to pay for the training or price coaches or whatever the kids need, and tossing cash to my ohio buddy whenever i can. thats great about your granddaughter, hopefully she keeps it up! the internet changed, social media and apps replaced forums, thats why i added the app to help slow the death of forums.. would be cool if it all transitioned to the facebook group, but thats a pretty dead area
  8. I am headed to mexico to push our brand down there nov 1-4th, then i get back and head to DC for some rally and some meetings with representatives. Since you were around the early vape scene days, do you recall an asian rock and roll guy named Yosh and his company Vapergate? had a juice called Smurf, made the alliance and the mason and dumptank hardware? he came along in 2012/2013 mostly. if by chance you do, thats who i work for. what type of products do you use? if i can hook you up with any free juice (standard or salts) let me know, we make about 17 flavors, 0/3/6/12mg and 25/50mg in salts. great to see you post, man it feels like a decade since i have had any meaningful conversations on here. i miss all of the original crew around here. i also miss the bengals being entertaining, lol
  9. then montana, a few weeks late. bans vaping, and a bunch of internal emails got leaked showing the governor(iirrc) and a marketing firm plotting the whole plan to PR murder vaping then banning it.
  10. had a few states reverse bans, had a few lawsuits hault bans, and a few of the bans are loosely worded enough to sell flavored elquid without nicotine and then sell a nicotine shot along side it...which is ridiculous you impose regulation that now has consumers handling concentrated nicotine themselves instead of someone like mycompany packaging in in a ISO 7 cleanroom with protective gear on. you know... for safety concerns..
  11. Finleys scouting report is basically a copy and paste of andy's scouting report. so im not sure im dying to pass on this crop of QBs to see if slightly taller andy can somehow win big.
  12. I dont have anything against hurts, per se, but he seems to be doing the least, like his max out game seems to be around 20-24 pass attempts, and these others guys minimum is around 25-28 typically. and he is 6'2" so im bias there as well. i could see him panning out for sure... but the size and the lack of action passing on a game to game basis, and thats for getting the reps and the practice reading defenses, etc. Is that because they are crushing teams and he is sitting late? i know thats whats happening to Fields at OSU. so not a huge deal, but id almost consider him and fields equals right now, and ones a sophmore. so i guess thats where im at.. he feels like an underclassman, but he is a senior.
  13. As i do every year a few games into watching the screen offense now and then ( i think i have seen 4 full games in 3 years now). I start peaking at qb prospects and get a dream list together so those dreams can be crushed in 6-8 months when we draft an injured linemen instead. But man i cant help feeling this class is absolutely STACKED. https://walterfootball.com/draft2020QB.php . Always a fan of walter football. My preferred list: Justin Hebert - his size freaks me out a bit, id love a 6'3"-6'5" size range guy. I also am not a fan of the offense they run and would prefer we give Finley/Dolegala a shot while Hebert waits a year and gets accustomed to the pro style offense and defensive speed. I am always sketchy on a guy needing to learn a new skill ONCE he makes it to the nfl. So I have Hebert as low as 3rd on my list occasionally depending on my mood. KJ Costello - Again id like him to sit, work on the release and footwork some. I think the offense he is in is closer to an nfl offense than Hebert is playing so less worry there and more on mechanics but a season to adapt and work with the QB whisperer id be excited to get this guy on the field. Jacob Eason - Maybe the most NFL ready as far as a system is concerned, Wasted time transferring and sitting out, I think i would be comfortable with this guy starting as a rookie, or even better midway through a season is Finley or Dolegala cant cut the mustard. Jordan Love - Another guy with "all the tools" but hasnt played a system to ready him for the NFL. Projected to go in the 2nd-4th round, id be stoked to grab him in the 4th if all else fails, but again sitting a good full year before sniffing any snaps would be ideal. Nate Stanley - I like this guy a lot, not sure why he is listed as a 3-5 round prospect. Feels like its playing for a mediocre program at Iowa is holding him back from the spotlight? I would be happy to grab him in the 2nd, develop 8-16 games and get him out there. I am not a huge fan of dual threat QB's, the long term success is yet to be proven possible in the nfl. so the smaller more athletic QBs i usually skip over. Whats your guys favorites? Tua Tagovailoa*, QB, Alabama Height: 6-1. Weight: 218. Projected 40 Time: 4.70. Projected Round (2020): 1. 9/26/19: In 2019, Tagovailoa has completed 78 percent of his passes for 1,300 yards with 17 touchdowns and zero interceptions. Alabama has had easy opponents in Duke, New Mexico State, South Carolina and Southern Miss. 8/15/19: Tagovailoa has a quality arm that can make any throw required in the NFL. After his heroic effort to win the 2017 season's National Championship for Alabama, Tagovailoa was even better as a sophomore, completing 69 percent of his passes for 3,966 yards with 43 touchdowns and six interceptions. He also is a good athlete with some running ability, notching five rushing touchdowns in 2018. His mobility and athleticism allow him to buy time and escape sacks. There are also times that Tagovailoa shows an ability to scramble and make throws off platform to move the chains. Tagovailoa looks like a future NFL starter and probably will be a team's young franchise quarterback come training camp of 2020. Tagovailoa is an aggressive passer who doesn't hesitate to challenge defenses downfield. He throws a very good deep ball, showing a quality arm and an ability to place his passes well downfield. He may not have an elite cannon, but his arm looks good enough. In the pocket, Tagovailoa shows patience and doesn't panic when his first read is covered. With presence and feel, Tagovailoa has the ability to function in a vertical passing offense. Tagovailoa is a steady passer who generally has good accuracy. He does well for the most part on his short and intermediate passes to hit receivers on the run on slants and crossing routes. Tagovailoa has some things he can seek to improve, and he definitely has upside to develop as he gains more experience in only his second season as a starter. There are plays on which he could pull the trigger a little faster and anticipate his receivers breaking open rather than waiting an extra second. In the NFL, he won't have as much time to throw as he does at Alabama. His footwork and mechanics could use some development, but he has a very good starting point for a quarterback entering the NFL. Tagovailoa is also left-handed, and his pro receivers will need time to adjust to him as the vast majority are used to a right-handed quarterbacks. Additionally, his offensive line is going to need a very good right tackle because he will be the blind-side protector for Tagovailoa. Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon Height: 6-6. Weight: 225. Projected 40 Time: 4.72. Projected Round (2020): 1. 9/26/19: Herbert has completed 73 percent of his passes this year for 1,127 yards with 14 touchdowns and zero interceptions. Herbert finished Week 1 against Auburn having completed 28-of-37 passes for 242 yards with a touchdown. Herbert has all the tools to be a good NFL starter. Against Auburn, he showed his strong arm, mobility, and accuracy. But there are some uneven moments for Herbert, which stem from him having struggles when facing pressure. When he's under pressure, he loses accuracy and composure, but when he has a clean pocket, he's deadly. Improving his passing under pressure is critical for him to be a success in the NFL. 8/15/19: During the fall when teams were looking at the 2019 NFL Draft quarterback prospects, Herbert was said to have the best skill set and had the most positive buzz in the scouting community. Instead of declaring for the 2019 NFL Draft, however, he decided to return for his senior year. In 2018, Herbert completed 59.4 percent of his passes for 3,151 yards with 29 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He only played in eight games during 2017, but completed 67 percent of his passes for 1,750 yards with 13 touchdowns and three interceptions. The sophomore also ran for five touchdowns. As a freshman, Herbert completed 64 percent of his passes for 1,936 yards with 19 touchdowns and four interceptions. Herbert displays good size and a strong arm with the ability to loft in touch passes. He can drop in passes with nice ball placement that leads his receivers and beats quality coverage with the location of his passes. Given his height and size, Herbert can comfortably stand tall in the pocket and demonstrate the patience to let routes develop. Along with his arm talent, Herbert is a quality athlete who has the ability to pick up yards on the ground. For the NFL, Herbert needs to improve in his field vision and at working through his progressions. His college offense often has him throwing to his first target or only focusing on one side of the field. Still, there is no doubt that Herbert has the skill set to start on Sundays and possesses plenty of upside to develop. Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia Height: 6-2. Weight: 220. Projected 40 Time: 4.79. Projected Round (2020): 1-2. 9/26/19: In 2019, Fromm has completed 47-of-59 passes (77 percent) for 632 yards with five touchdowns and zero interceptions. He made some clutch throws to lead Georgia to a tough win over Notre Dame. Fromm is an accurate quarterback who makes good decisions and is an efficient game manager. He is a gritty player who seems to play at his best in crunch time. However, he does not have a first-round skill set for the NFL because his arm strength is average at best. He is a little shorter than ideal, and while he has some mobility, he won't be a running threat in the pros. Fromm may not have a first-round skill set, but he has great intangibles and is a winner, so a team could easily fall in love and make him a Thursday night selection in the 2020 NFL Draft. 8/15/19: Fromm completed 67 percent of his passes in 2018 for 2,749 yards with 30 touchdowns and six interceptions. Because of an injury, Fromm was pressed into the starting lineup as a freshman in 2017, but he led Georgia all the way to the National Championship that season. Fromm was an excellent game-manager, making some clutch throws while protecting the football to allow his potent rushing attack and superb defense to control games. On the year, Fromm completed 62.2 percent of his passes for 2,615 yards with 24 touchdowns and seven interceptions. There is a lot to like about Fromm translating to the NFL. The important trait for any quarterback is accuracy, which Fromm has. He places his ball well, putting it in position for his receiver to make catches while avoiding putting the ball in danger. Fromm is a good decisiom-maker who protects the ball well and doesn't get careless or panic. He is a dangerous play-action passer who can come through with some clutch throws in crunch time. Fromm is a confident, calm, poised, and efficient pocket passer. He stands tall in the pocket and is a consistent passer, distributing the ball to all levels of the defense. He shows good timing and precision to hit his receivers through windows in coverage while leading them to produce more yards after the catch. His calm and poised approach lends to him showing field vision in the pocket, as he will move his eyes and work off his primary read. For a young quarterback, Fromm had impressive field vision at the start of his time at Georgia. While he doesn't have a cannon, Fromm will challenge defenses vertically and isn't afraid to go downfield. With his rhythm and pocket passing, Fromm would be a good fit in a west coast offense. Jacob Eason*, QB, Washington Height: 6-6. Weight: 227. Projected 40 Time: 4.80. Projected Round (2020): 1-2. 9/26/19: In 2019, Eason has completed 68 percent of his passes for 511 yards with four touchdowns and one interception. Eason has a powerful arm that can make all the throws and stretch a defense vertically. He can throw fastballs into tight windows that beat good coverage. Eason has quality field vision to work through progressions and stands tall in the pocket. He is accurate in the short to intermediate part of the field and can make some beautiful throws downfield. With his limited experience, Eason is a bit raw and he has some things to work on, including putting more air under the ball as he can throw some flat passes. That is a common issue with big-armed quarterbacks. While Eason is not a running threat, he can move around some and his size makes him tough to get down. 8/15/19: Eason sat out the 2018 season after transferring out of Georgia. He was injured in the 2017 season opener for Georgia, and Jake Fromm remained the starter for the rest of the season. The Bulldogs didn't want to change their winning formula once Eason was healthy, keeping Eason as the backup. After the 2017 season, Eason transferred to Washington. I know some scouts who are high on Eason, so he definitely would have received serious consideration if he had entered the 2019 NFL Draft, for which he was eligible. Eason has excellent size and a quality arm with pocket-passing potential. At Georgia, he got good experience working in an offense under a respected coordinator with Jim Chaney that correlates more to the NFL than the vast majority of college offenses being used. Kirby Smart said one of the sad parts about Eason leaving Georgia was that his growth under Chaney wasn't seen nationally. Eason completed 55 percent of his passes in 2016 for 2,430 yards with 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Steven Montez, QB, Colorado Height: 6-5. Weight: 235. Projected 40 Time: 4.80. Projected Round (2020): 1-3. 9/26/19: Some team sources feel that Montez has a chance to develop into a special quarterback prospect. Montez had an ugly first half against Nebraska, getting shut out for two and half quarters. He then caught fire to lead a massive comeback and beat the Cornhuskers 34-31 in overtime. Following that win, Montez led a tough road victory over Arizona State. Montez has completed 67 percent of his passes this season for 1,164 yards with nine touchdowns and two interceptions. 8/15/19: Montez has good size to him and flashes at times, but NFL sources said he is all over the place and needs improvement. As a junior, he completed 65 percent of his passes for 2,849 yards with 19 touchdowns and nine interceptions. In 2017, he completed 61 percent of his passes for 2,975 yards with 18 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Montez needs to improve his accuracy and consistency. Kellen Mond*, QB, Texas A&M Height: 6-4. Weight: 225. Projected 40 Time: 4.70. Projected Round (2020): 2-4. 9/26/19: Mond impressed evaluators in the early going of the 2020 NFL Draft process, but he struggled against Clemson and had a mixed outing versus Auburn. Mond has completed 64 percent of his passes in 2019 for 1,082 yards with seven touchdowns and three interceptions. Evaluators like Mond's his size, arm and athleticism. He needs to show improved accuracy as a junior, but he improved a lot under Jimbo Fisher as a sophomore, throwing 24 touchdowns versus six interceptions. Mond could be a riser during the 2019 season, and sources say that Mond is interested in leaving school early. K.J. Costello, QB, Stanford Height: 6-5. Weight: 215. Projected 40 Time: 4.70. Projected Round (2020): 2-4. 9/26/19: Costello only played the first half against Northwestern, going down with a head injury just before halftime. He finished having completed 16-of-20 passes for 152 yards and a touchdown against the Wildcats. After missing Week 2, Costello returned and struggled against Central Florida and Oregon. In 2019, he has completed 56 percent of his passes for 471 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. 8/15/19: Costello has quality size to him with a nice arm and has experience operating in a pro-style offense. He really improved in 2018, his second year of extensive playing time, completing 65.1 percent of his passes for 3,540 yards with 29 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He completed 59 percent of his passes in 2017 for 1,573 yards with 14 touchdowns and four interceptions. There are definitely some strengths for Costello as it relates to translating to the NFL. He has good size with a decent arm and pocket presence. Costello stands tall in the face of a rush using pocket presence to hang tough with defenders closing around him. Costello flashes some accuracy throwing into coverage, tossing some well-located passes that allow his receivers to make catches even when they are closely covered. Costello also displays a pretty good understanding of where his receivers are and executing the offense. There definitely are areas for improvement that he needs to work on for the NFL. Costello definitely has to quicken his passing process. He needs to get faster at reading the defense, working through his progressions, and getting ball out. There are times when he is too slow to pull the trigger, which allows the defense to close on the backend. Costello has to improve his field vision to work through his reads. From a mechanics perspective, Costello can be a bit mechanical and could stand to improve his release. He can get long at times and could stand to get more compact and quicker. His feet also can get out of whack, and improving his feet would allow him to be more accurate with his ball location. While he will use his feet to buy some time or pick up yards on the ground, he is not a running threat for the NFL. He will have to succeed as a pure pocket passer to make it at the next level. He will never be a quarterback who is a real threat to buy a lot of time with his feet, dodge pass rushers, or pick up yards on the ground. Jordan Love, QB, Utah State Height: 6-4. Weight: 225. Projected 40 Time: 4.70. Projected Round (2020): 2-4. 9/26/19: In 2019, Love has completed 68 percent of his passes for 1,003 yards with four touchdowns and three interceptions. He has some buzz about being a pro prospect coming off his 2018 season, when he completed 64 percent of his passes for 3,567 yards with 32 touchdowns and six interceptions. As a pro prospect, Love has some good tools to work with. He has a strong arm and can fire some lasers downfield and to the sideline. He also shows the ability to put air under the ball and throw touch passes. Lofting in passes between defenders and throwing receivers open can be tough for strong-armed quarterbacks as they can become too reliant on fast balls. Love does not have that issue. His pocket presence is developed, and he has some mobility to move around as well. However, Love still has a lot to work on, with his field vision being painfully bad. He consistently locks his eyes on his primary read and does not move them away. He stares down targets and does not look off defenders. Love must start reading the field, working through his progressions, and making better decisions. If Love continues this kind of play, he should return for his senior year to improve before going to the NFL. Joe Burrow*, QB, LSU Height: 6-4. Weight: 216. Projected 40 Time: 4.83. Projected Round (2020): 3-5. 9/26/19: Burrow has completed 81 percent of his passes this year for 1,520 yards with 17 touchdowns and two interceptions. In speaking to a few directors of college scouting for NFL teams, college they felt that Burrow look has good so far still has some holes to fix. They thought that he is an efficient game manager with prototypical size. They want to to see him take care of the ball but believe he could play himself into a solidified standing on Day 3 with a second-day ceiling. 8/15/19: Burrow flashed at times for LSU in 2018, showing some size and running ability. The Ohio State transfer completed 58 percent of his passes last season for 2,894 yards with 16 touchdowns and five interceptions. He ran for 399 yards and seven scores. Burrow needs to become more accurate and improve his pocket passing in 2019. Nate Stanley, QB, Iowa Height: 6-4. Weight: 242. Projected 40 Time: 4.88. Projected Round (2020): 3-5. 9/26/19: Stanley has completed 63 percent of his passes in 2019 for 689 yards with six touchdowns and zero interceptions. 8/15/19: Stanley completed 59 percent of his passes in 2018 for 2,852 yards with 26 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He has good size and experience in a pro-style system, but he needs work on his consistency. Stanley was wise to return for his senior year. As a sophomore in 2017, Stanley completed 56 percent of his passes for 2,437 yards with 26 touchdowns and six interceptions. Sam Ehlinger*, QB, Texas Height: 6-3. Weight: 235. Projected 40 Time: 4.79. Projected Round (2020): 3-5. 9/26/19: In 2019, Ehlinger has completed 73 percent of his passes for 1,237 yards with 15 touchdowns and one interception. 8/15/19: Ehlinger was much improved in 2018, displaying more skills as a pocket passer and improved accuracy. He competed 65 percent of his passes on the year for 3,292 yards with 25 touchdowns and five interceptions. That was a big jump from the previous year with 58 percent completed for 1,915 yards with 11 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Brian Lewerke, QB, Michigan State Height: 6-3. Weight: 212. Projected 40 Time: 4.80. Projected Round (2020): 4-6. 9/26/19: This season, Lewerke has completed 62 percent of his passes for 1,025 yards with seven touchdowns and an interception. 8/15/19: Lewerke has flashed at times during his collegiate career but has not been consistently productive. As a junior, he completed 54 percent of his passes for 2,040 yards with eight touchdowns and 11 interceptions. In 2017, Lewerke completed 59 percent of his passes for 2,580 yards with 17 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He needs to dislay improved accuracy in 2019. James Morgan, QB, Florida International Height: 6-4. Weight: 213. Projected 40 Time: 4.75. Projected Round (2020): 4-6. 9/26/19: In 2019, Morgan has connected on 49 percent of his passes for 233 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Team sources say that Morgan should get drafted on Day 3 due to his pro skill set. 8/15/19: In 2018, Morgan completed 65 percent of his passes for 2,727 yards with 26 touchdowns and seven interceptions. It was a huge improvement over his 2017 and 2016 seasons. Morgan made NFL teams' preseason watch lists for 2019. Case Cookus, QB, Northern Arizona Height: 6-5. Weight: 235. Projected 40 Time: 4.70. Projected Round (2020): 4-6. 9/26/19: So far this year, Cookus has completed 58 percent of his passes for 1,377 yards with 12 touchdowns and four interceptions. 8/15/19: Cookus made NFL teams' preseason watch lists for 2019 despite two seasons cut short by injury. He only played in two games in 2018, but in 2017, he completed 58 percent of his passes for 3,413 yards with 22 touchdowns and six interceptions. In his freshman year, Cookus completed 69 percent of his passes for 3,117 yards with 37 touchdowns and five interceptions. Shea Patterson, QB, Michigan Height: 6-2. Weight: 203. Projected 40 Time: 4.70. Projected Round (2020): 5-7. 9/26/19: Patterson has completed 55 percent of his passes this season for 629 yards with five touchdowns and an interception. He really struggled against Wisconsin and was benched. 8/15/19: Patterson connected on 65 percent of his passes in 2018 for 2,600 yards with 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions. At times, he really struggled with accuracy and throwing from the pocket, but his ability to run with the ball helped set up some good throwing looks. Patterson transferred to Michigan after starting out his collegiate career at Ole Miss. In a tumultuous 2017 for the Rebels, Patterson completed 64 percent of his passes for 2,259 yards with 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions before a season-ending knee injury. Patterson (6-2, 203) completed 55 percent of his passes for 880 yards with six touchdowns and three interceptions in his three games of 2016. Riley Neal, QB, Vanderbilt Height: 6-6. Weight: 225. Projected 40 Time: 4.70. Projected Round (2020): 5-7. 9/26/19: In 2019, Neal has completed 58 percent of his passes for 669 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. 8/15/19: The transfer from Ball State made NFL teams' preseason watch lists for 2019, and the big quarterback will face the challenge of the NFL's version of Triple A with SEC conference play. In his final season at Ball State, Neal completed 58 percent of his passes for 1,917 yards with 11 touchdowns and four interceptions. Jacob Knipp, QB, Northern Colorado Height: 6-4. Weight: 218. Projected 40 Time: 4.70. Projected Round (2020): 5-7. 9/26/19: In 2019, Knipp has completed 56 percent of his passes for 552 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. 8/15/19: Knipp made NFL teams' preseason watch lists of players with first- through fourth-round potential for the 2020 NFL Draft even though he only played in three games in 2018 before an injury ended his year early. He played in 4.5 games in 2017 before the injury ended his season, but he had thrown for 1,352 yards and nine touchdowns while completing 63 percent of his passes before going down. Knipp had another season-ending injury in 2016 - in the second game. The advance scouts must see a lot of potential in Knipp, because players with three straight years of season-ending injuries that occur early in the year rarely ever make watch lists.
  14. gonna be honest, i didnt really try to hide it...
  15. at this point with the team in shambles, im cool keeping him until the line is fixed and healthy and we have a real option to replace him.. trash his health not a good QBs health.
  16. Its not often that you are faced with the corruption and darkest side of politics to the point of it costing you your job, your families main income, and potentially wrecking a large circle of friends livelihood. Some may recall I ended up with a job in the E-Cig industry. I started to web and graphics, worked into marketing and sales manager, and am currently the operations director for the company(as of 6 weeks ago). My climb was a result of the owners wanting to do less and less of the day to day things, and me being good at those day to day things. I have been very successful here, and I have never had more fun in my life, the confidence in myself, my skillset and having a passion for helping employees grow and improve and growing the companies footprint and revenue, all have been a really good time. Losing this would devastate me mentally and crush my family financially. I bring in 75% of the household income, cost of living continues to increase, I was forced to get a new car recently so that expense has been added as well, (replaced an accord with an accord). So back to the topic. Im sure everyone has seen the "epidemic" of vaping across the country. This is where things get very hairy. The youth vaping epidemic is complete bullshit. Fabricated numbers, lying to parents, students, etc. I started working with the local school district (largest in the state) educating them on vaping, giving them product examples, what to look for as far as hidden devices. I wanted to be a responsible member of the community, I also dont want kids vaping, kids vaping is the ONLY threat to my industry. So once the person i was working with went to the board, and they found out I worked in the vape industry, they cut all ties with me, returned the examples i gave them, and refused to speak with me any further. I was upfront and 100% educational. That was blow #1 to the world i lived in, the school system is turning away someone trying to help them. I get the potential conflict of interest thoughts, but i was giving them items they had never seen as they hit the market so shorten their learning curve. I gave them one device and they were like "OH MY GOD IVE SEEN THESE" having no idea it was a vape device. How am i not helping? so lets fast forward to these "vaping" deaths. There are a few things here that are facts and all of which are ignored. 1. not a single death was from vaping, 100% of the deaths were from THC cartridges where the thc oil was extracted using vitamin e acetate, which is extremely harmful if inhaled, this is ONLY found in THC cartridges. 2. THC cartridges are not vaped, even tho they are same same hardware, thc cartridges are filled with oil, so its a heat-to-burn system, and vaping is a heat-to-vapor system, so essentially inhaling steam with flavoring and nicotine. so the thc still isnt even vaping. 3. People are being encouraged to lie about their use, one guy admitted he was told to say he only used flavored nicotine products, ever, and there are endless photos on his social media smoking thc carts, blunts, etc. he said dr oz and governor in michigan encouraged him to say he only used ecigs. there are screen shots of his conversations admitting this. lets circle back to the kids. when i first went to the district, they shared the stats from a survey they did, it was in depth, whoever did wanted to know the truth of the situation. it asked hve to ever vaped, have you vaped in the last 30 days, have you vaped 0-1 times in the last 6 months/yr, 2-5., 5-10, 10-20, 20+ . etc. getting great info. most everyone had tried vaping, and less than 3% were vaping regularly according to the stats. my son sends me a pic or copy of every survey he gets also so i see the progression. now the last one they did, only asked: Have you ever vaped? have you ever seen a classmate vape? have you ever tried a cigarette? then some about drugs. then a few weeks later the school sent out some numbers where something like 70% kids were vaping, and also something like 80% of kids who vaped, also tried cigarettes. whereas before it was 70% tried once, 8% tried up to 10 times, and under 1% vaping regularly. boy those vague numbers are much scarier arent they? they are the ones on the news. my son says almost no one vapes, he knows of maybe 5 kids who vape semi regularly. my youngest, in middle school, has never seen anyone vape. so i went to the high school parent meeting about vaping. i wont get into the misinformation and lack of understanding of the products. but i spoke with the security guy at the high school, he was standing by the "this is what we have confiscated" pile on display.. i asked how many items per day/week they confiscate. he said oh maybe 10-15 per year... PER YEAR.. keep in mind some of these are taken from kids who are 18 in high school and allowed to be vaping legally, just not on school grounds. there is absolutely NO epidemic. none. Our public school system is pathetic, and getting funds from the state to hire these counselors and they are creating panic to increase funding. the lady i talked to said the marijuana task paid for her job and they wanted to hire a few more. she was oblivious to the fact that she was pointing out they need to create problems to get funding to have those jobs, those counselors also run lunch duty, bus duty, recess duty, help at sports, etc. the schools are using counselor labor funded by fake panic to get free employees. they arent affecting anything our kids are doing, they dont even understand what they are doing. so now comes the conspiracy part where it starts sounding like im a crazy person. i am very against government conspiracy theories. but these are sort of obvious to me. there was a huge lawsuit from tobacco companies and the government. established from this was MSA funding per state based on smoking in the states, some states its hundreds of millions per year. some states took out loans on these future payments to pay for other things. Vaping has caused those funds to get lower. some states are having issues paying back those loans with lowered funds. every single one of the top 5 states who receive those funds, has banned vaping in the past 2 weeks. every single one. did politicians just ban a safer alternative to tobacco to ensure people are smoking to ensure they get their state funds? it certainly appears so. oh also, if anyone is on the fence about if vaping is actually safer, in Europe they have started adding vape shops to hospital lobbies to encourage people to stop smoking and start vaping, google it, there are photos, they established that vaping is 95% safer that smoking. same with the new england journal of medicine and countless others. We have customers in our retail stores all day that had their doctor send them in to stop smoking, from 25 to 90 yr olds. we have had dughters of 70-80 yr olds come bring us muffins and cookies and thanked us for helping them quit after decades of smoking, we had a guy come back in with a loaf of pumpkin bread for our staff and started tearing up that he could taste his wifes pumpkin bread for the first time in 30 years and wanted us to taste some too. vaping seems like a douchebag industry and a bad thing and all that, i get the optics, but i have never worked anywhere with a more positive impact on peoples lives than in this industry. and state government and maybe the FDA, will be selling out citizens health and lives for free money from tobacco settlements oh and taxes, dont forget NY and their tobacco taxes they started missing out on.
  17. steve, thanks my friend, you have no idea how much that helps! aside from his bills, he is trying to stay alive and all that too. to a fault he would put a light bill in front of insulin, i keep telling him being dead with the lights on is far worse than being alive in the dark.
  18. it just blended in with the rape, steroids, cheap shots, criippling(literally) dirty hits, weed suspensions, holdouts, etc..
  19. so the base theme laods instantly, but the new GB one seems to load as you scroll, (aka lazy loading) lazy loading is supposed to load the page itself quickly which is for better google results, but loads images and stuff as you scroll.. i hate this.. bothing anyone else? is that the slow loading we are discsing here already?
  20. are you blocking cookies or anything of that nature? your browser should be caching the theme and basics here, i also moved all posts more than 90-180 days old to a seperate table so they arent attempting to read/write to a 10gb database table on every post, ill dig and see what other speed options i have. do u have a crappy internet connection or aything?
  21. lol this clown got cut by pats. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001056909/article/patriots-release-wr-antonio-brown-amid-allegations
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