A Lull in the Action

This is the slowest time in the sports world. Radio silence from the Super Bowl teams, Basketball is in its dog-days of the grind. The big news with the Dubs at least, is Boogie Cousins and his return to the game. He’s been a foul magnet, and looks rusty, but he should round into form in time for the playoffs. Hockey? Meh. The Sharks are fine. I’ll glance at a game once in a while. Like basketball though, the season is way too long and everyone makes the playoffs.

Then there’s Super Bowl week! A maddening clusterfuck of forced interviews and canned pronouncements. Unless you are Marshawn Lynch (“I’m here so I don’t get fined”) or Chris Culliver (“Can’t be with that sweet stuff. Nah…can’t be…in the locker room man. Nah.”). We’ll get the scintillating Bill Belichick responses (“I’m looking at the Rams. They are a tough team.” Repeat 5,000 times) while I shove hot knitting needles in my eyes to ease the process.

Actually, I won’t even listen or bother. The quiet before the media storm becomes the quiet before the quiet. Still tired of Brady. Go rams. Ot maybe a sinkhole will swallow both teams at kickoff.

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15 Responses to A Lull in the Action

  1. Winder says:

    Yeah, football is pretty much dead to me right now. I still hope the Rams lose but if they don’t it doesn’t really matter. Looking forward to when everyone starts blowing smoke out their asses about the draft. That is when time really starts slowing down for me.

  2. NJ49er says:

    For all the ‘factors’ that Roger enjoyed to get Kroenke into LA, I’ve yet to see much enthusiasm or local support.
    I guess you need to win, then attract, star power buy in?
    Old school football is dying off unfortunately.
    Maybe Wade and Bill will give us one last taste of ‘Defense wins Championships’ ?

  3. unca_chuck says:

    Shit, the Spanos kid should be shot for renegging on his father’s wish to keep the team in San Diego. The NFL is creeping closer and closer to irrelevance.

    The recent playoff debacles with the refs seemed to be a blatant attempt to generate excitement in LA. thanks, Roger. Nothing like rigging the game.

  4. Berger says:

    I watched some video on Josh Allen and Montez Sweat. They are both similar in size. Allen plays with a lean and Sweat plays with a leg bend. Allen is not very physical. He doesn’t shy from contact, he just gets pushed around a bit when engaged. He is very quick and very fast. He is a premium speed rusher. He gets off fast and turns the corner fast and low. I think he’ll get more physical as he gets some time because he does try to be physical.

    Sweat is almost as quick and fast as Allen but he is more physical. He disengages well and can get to the action. He plays with a good leg bend so he is not easily juked. He turns the corner well but not as well as Allen. Allen is special in this area.

    I like Sweat better because he has a tendency to just get in the middle of plays and ruin the timing, even if he isn’t the one making the tackle. That description reminds me of Charles Haley. Once he gets stronger he already possesses the moves to be dominant. Will that happen, I don’t know. I think if he has a good Senior Bowl his stock moves into the top 5 or 10. Allen possesses the one thing that can’t be taught, speed with great balance around the edge. He will be neutralized often but he will have some monster games with the right match-up.

    • NJ49er says:

      Is either guy worth the 2nd Pick?
      Not IMO.
      I see the slot itself as the value.
      If Lynch can’t sell, who is?

  5. NJ49er says:

    If Lynch doesn’t entertain offers or, isn’t given any, it’ll be interesting to see who he perceives as the most valuable player.
    That is typically where BPA philosophy is applied.

  6. NJ49er says:

    For me, more Picks is more valuable.
    Improves the odds and, creates more competition. Scouting and slotting is always a challenge, especially when those fat Contracts get attached.

  7. NJ49er says:

    Keep an eye on Washington State OT Andre Dillard. He repeatedly stoned Sweat and others during the week in Mobile.
    Given the low number of Picks we’re holding, there’s a lot of value beyond slot 2, if Lynch gets offers to add some ammo.
    Moving around the Board needs ammo, along with good Scouting.

    • Berger says:

      Sweat beat him plenty. It was a good match. Dillard is killing in the 1st quarter of this game. He’s looking like a 1st round pick.

  8. Berger says:

    Sleeper WR alert, Keeland Doss, UC Davis.

    • NJ49er says:

      Deebo Samuel is on my list too.
      Risner, Samia, Bradbury too.
      Gaines and Saunders Fat Man candidates as well.

  9. unca_chuck says:

    I still think we NEED a pass rusher first and foremost. The your pick between Sweat, Quinnin or Allen. I’m leaning toward Allen, but I’d be fine with any of the above,

  10. Winder says:

    I just read that Peter McGowan died. What a great loss for Giants fans. He was a good guy RIP.

  11. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah,, I saw that flash by my phone. The true 11th hour save. St Pete would have been a disaster.

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