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02-20-2013 12:53 AM

What are the big NFL stories this offseason?
 
I'm having a hard time caring about anything this offseason, outside of the Broncos. Now that Geno has fallen out of the #1 spot there is not much to look for. No one cares about Tebow anymore. Are there any super FAs out there that really inspire people to watch where they may go? The top 10 of the draft seems to be blah.

Outside of My Broncos' realm the only thing of interest in the NFL is where Te-O will end up.

Am I missing something? What stories are you following?

FireFly 02-20-2013 02:53 AM

Well rich eisen is going to run a 40 again...

BroncoMan4ever 02-20-2013 07:32 AM

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Originally Posted by FireFly (Post 3799170)
Well rich eisen is going to run a 40 again...

is he doing it in the suit again or will he do it in workout clothes?

That One Guy 02-20-2013 08:17 AM

Balt is trying to find the cap space to resign Flacco and they'll probably have to go all the way to the exclusive to protect him. The Ravens could fall apart next year the way that team has to respond to the cap crunch and new contracts.

Tombstone RJ 02-20-2013 08:37 AM

it's gonna be TT again... what are the j-e-t-s gonna do with him? You know Rexy never wanted TT. TT get traded for a late round pick to maybe Jacksonville? When Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne start the season 2-8, TT will come in and get the team to 8-8!

booyah!

02-20-2013 09:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Tombstone RJ (Post 3799216)
it's gonna be TT again... what are the j-e-t-s gonna do with him? You know Rexy never wanted TT. TT get traded for a late round pick to maybe Jacksonville? When Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne start the season 2-8, TT will come in and get the team to 8-8!

booyah!

I don't think so. Tebowmania has passed i think. The Jags are on the record saying they don't want him as a QB.

NFLBRONCO 02-20-2013 09:17 AM

Te'o will come out of the closet and drop to 2nd round

02-20-2013 09:18 AM

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Originally Posted by NFLBRONCO (Post 3799244)
Te'o will come out of the closet and drop to 2nd round

Now that would be amazing.

NFLBRONCO 02-20-2013 09:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Bacchus (Post 3799242)
I don't think so. Tebowmania has passed i think. The Jags are on the record saying they don't want him as a QB.

I hope so but, it doesn't take much to get it started again when Tebow is a media whore

NFLBRONCO 02-20-2013 09:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Bacchus (Post 3799246)
Now that would be amazing.

Where do you have him projected going? I think he's overhyped

02-20-2013 10:42 AM

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Originally Posted by NFLBRONCO (Post 3799249)
Where do you have him projected going? I think he's overhyped

I think he'll fall to the 2nd round as well. It will be amazing draft coverage to watch and he will be the talk of the draft until he is taken in the 2nd round.

Just a few months ago he was being slated from 13-18.

The Bengals are having some LBer issues so I think it is possible they select him with their first. That being said I think his stock is only going to drop further once teams get to talk with him at the combine and he tries to make sense to them in person of what the situation is. Te'o has to paint the stripe of a skunk black and call it a cat but the problem is it'll still stink.

Heyneck 02-20-2013 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Bacchus (Post 3799304)
I think he'll fall to the 2nd round as well. It will be amazing draft coverage to watch and he will be the talk of the draft until he is taken in the 2nd round.

Just a few months ago he was being slated from 13-18.

The Bengals are having some LBer issues so I think it is possible they select him with their first. That being said I think his stock is only going to drop further once teams get to talk with him at the combine and he tries to make sense to them in person of what the situation is. Te'o has to paint the stripe of a skunk black and call it a cat but the problem is it'll still stink.

Sry... but say what you want about Te'o. He could have done an elaborate scam, he could be gay, but anything you say doesn't take away that he can play. If Te'o makes it to our pick and we don't rush to the podium, the entire FO should be thrown out!!!

Te'O would be a perfect fit in our defense.

02-20-2013 11:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Heyneck (Post 3799318)
Sry... but say what you want about Te'o. He could have done an elaborate scam, he could be gay, but anything you say doesn't take away that he can play. If Te'o makes it to our pick and we don't rush to the podium, the entire FO should be thrown out!!!

Te'O would be a perfect fit in our defense.

His own teammates at Notre Dame were quoted. One said he was a "drama queen" another one said he was a "good actor" He is talented, but there is some people questioning his speed. He finished like 70th in the nation in tackles for a loss. I read one report where he leaves his feet too early on tackles.

The one thing he has is the 7 ints. One was literally thrown right in his chest and 4 were tipped at the LOS.

I would not be surprised if he was drafted by the Bills. I would not be surprised if Denver took him and I won't be surprised when he slips to the 2nd round.

Like I said the combine can destroy a guy and when he goes in their feeding them his line of BS about what happened, I think some teams will even pass on him in the 2nd round.

That is why he is the greatest story of the off-season.

Heyneck 02-20-2013 12:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Bacchus (Post 3799340)
His own teammates at Notre Dame were quoted. One said he was a "drama queen" another one said he was a "good actor" He is talented, but there is some people questioning his speed. He finished like 70th in the nation in tackles for a loss. I read one report where he leaves his feet too early on tackles.

The one thing he has is the 7 ints. One was literally thrown right in his chest and 4 were tipped at the LOS.

I would not be surprised if he was drafted by the Bills. I would not be surprised if Denver took him and I won't be surprised when he slips to the 2nd round.

Like I said the combine can destroy a guy and when he goes in their feeding them his line of BS about what happened, I think some teams will even pass on him in the 2nd round.

That is why he is the greatest story of the off-season.

We will see. Still think he doesn't make it out of the top 20. Bunch of players are drama queens... and... taking the word of unnamed sources is not something that pulls much weight with me. Still know it's something that is out there.

At the end of the day its about football players, and he is a damn good one. Still think there is no way he makes it out of the 1st. But we will see.

Still think that the biggest off season story will go to the Jets, (no not Tebow) if they actually are willing to trade Revis.

gyldenlove 02-20-2013 12:29 PM

I think free agency is a whole will be pretty frantic this year, especially early on. A lot of teams are over the cap still and very few teams are looking to use the franchise tag. I think we will see a larger than usual number of starter level players hit free agency from expiring contracts or be cut for salary cap purposes. Several teams are going to have to look to improve and I think there is a general consensus that the salary cap is not going to explode within the next 2 seasons so I think we will see fewer teams handing out big contracts like candy because they know that the dead money they will incur in a few years on those deals will be brutal.

I think several teams with some cap space and ambition like the Broncos, will try to make a lot of plays for servicable starters who will settle for 1 or 2 year deals like the one Tracey Porter got - it will be interesting to see how many players are willing to take that chance. Outside of the WR position there is not a lot of top talent though, Bowe and Wallace will be heavily courted, I have Wallace going to Miami for a much bigger contract than he deserves and Bowe ending up with the Browns.

02-20-2013 12:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Heyneck (Post 3799364)
We will see. Still think he doesn't make it out of the top 20. Bunch of players are drama queens... and... taking the word of unnamed sources is not something that pulls much weight with me. Still know it's something that is out there.

At the end of the day its about football players, and he is a damn good one. Still think there is no way he makes it out of the 1st. But we will see.

Still think that the biggest off season story will go to the Jets, (no not Tebow) if they actually are willing to trade Revis.

It will be interesting, I think he was such a good story all year long people were getting caught up in his hype, they were getting caught up in Notre Dame hype and now I think people are starting to take a more critical look at him.

I wonder what the Jets will get for Revis, that is interesting too.

ZONA 02-20-2013 01:22 PM

Well the Jets just released a ton of player to make some cap room. Wonder if that's so they can sign Revis.

gunns 02-20-2013 02:09 PM

I'm lovin the Steelers being well over the cap and having some big players to sign...and probably won't be able to, plus they are getting old.

I think the Ravens are very lucky to have won the SB because I do believe they are at the end of their rope. Give Flacco all that money, I will bet they regret it in the end. A good defense can make any QB look decent, see Trent Dilfer, Jeff Hostetler, Brad Johnson etc.

Although I will not find it to be a big story I hope the media is clamoring to figure out what's wrong with the Pats and we get to see Bill and Tom's frowns often.

I wonder how long before the story of Jay not getting along with Trestman takes to come out.

I'm glad the Manning watch is over and we can look at free agency from day 1 this year. I'm also glad it's Elway doing the looking so it's a big story.

I hope a big story is our first pick and it's a defensive one and we're doing cartwheels at the end of the season for this pick, ala Von Miller.

The biggest stories will be who KC, Oakland, and San Diego pick up or draft to take them to that "off season" SB. It will only be a big story to their fans.

I hope Mannings nerve injury doesn't hamper his ability to lift that Lombardi on February 4, 2014.

cmhargrove 02-20-2013 02:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Heyneck (Post 3799364)
We will see. Still think he doesn't make it out of the top 20. Bunch of players are drama queens... and... taking the word of unnamed sources is not something that pulls much weight with me. Still know it's something that is out there.

At the end of the day its about football players, and he is a damn good one. Still think there is no way he makes it out of the 1st. But we will see.

Still think that the biggest off season story will go to the Jets, (no not Tebow) if they actually are willing to trade Revis.

I'll have to agree here, especially since so many teams need a "franchise" MLB. Lots of teams replacing older MLB's, or needed to this year. Manti is still a first rounder on my board.


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