By Dr. Bruce Banner
Well Hulk been taking some time to calm down and do Bruce Banner things. But as April 29 approaches Hulk begin to get nervous feeling. That is day of NFL draft and Hulk been reading some articles by Colonpokey that remind him of all the bad things that happen on draft day. This make Hulk nervous. When Hulk get nervous he start to pace, he start to sweat, he start to turn green, he start to get angry. Hulk now thinking what can Dolphins do at the draft that would make him angry again? This is what Hulk think:
Hulk will be very angry if Dolphins trade down from pick number 14. Hulk think Pick number 14 just about the sweet spot of this draft. This is where need and best player available meet in this draft. The way Hulk sees it is that there are 8 players who can make big impact on Dolphins from day 1. They are Amari Cooper, Kevin White, Devante Parker, La’el Collins, Brandon Scherf, Trae Waynes, Landon Collins and Todd Gurley. Hulk figure that one of those 8 will be there at 14. Hulk do the math, those 8 plus 2 QBs who will be drafted before 14, 2 DTs that will be drafted before 14 and likely at least 2 DEs who will be drafted at 14 means one of those 8 will be there at 14. So whatever Phins do, please do not trade back from 14 because odds of landing an impact player start to go down from there. Hulk no mind if Phins trade up to get impact player but no trade down or Hulk be very angry.
Hulk will be very angry if Phins draft Dorial Green-Beckham, Randy Gregory or Marcus Peters. It’s not that Hulk doesn’t like the bad boys but it’s that Roger Goodell does not like the bad boys. Any one of these guys is ticking time bomb for league discipline. Green-Beckham was dismissed from Missouri after scoring 12 TDs the season before. You have to do some pretty bad stuff to get kicked off team after scoring that many TDs. Randy Gregory goes to NFL Combine, essentially biggest job interview of his life, and tests positive for drugs. He can’t hold it together long enough to get through the combine. He have no self-control and can’t be trusted. Hulk know a thing or two about not having self-control so Hulk know what he is talking about. Marcus Peters is another player who gets suspended by team for numerous team violations. He may have best DB skills in draft but no can be trusted to keep himself in line and on field. Commissioner Goodell just looking for excuses to suspend players these days and none of these guys named here are worth the risk when plenty of other good options out there. Sure maybe they go do well with some other team or maybe they go bust but in any case Phins should not go take chance on them.
Another scenario that would make Hulk angry is if Phins draft Breshard Perriman at number 14. Hulk knows this may get some of you mad and it’s not that Hulk does not like Perriman’s potential but Hulk very skeptical of workout warriors who turn good combine or pro day results into dramatic rise in draft stock. Hulk very skeptical of those types such as Mike Mamula or Darrius Heyward-Bey. Perriman all of sudden run really fast in gym shorts with no one trying to stop him and he suddenly becomes 1st round talent. Hulk looking at his Athlon Sports NFL Draft Guide as he writes this and Perriman is listed as the 14th best WR in this draft and is considered a 3rd to 4th round pick prior to his pro day. His game tape didn’t change, his number of catches didn’t change nor did the amount of drops he had change. The only that changed is that now there was a 40 time listed next to him but everyone know he fast before his pro day. To Hulk the game film more important that his 40 time on one day. This remind Hulk of Teddy Bridgewater last year. He have excellent season but have bad pro day. He went from being a top 5 pick to number 32. However, Teddy Bridgewater had fine rookie season. Another case in point is anyone complaining about Javon Landry’s 40 time now? It drives Hulk crazy when teams put too much stock in pro days and combine and not enough in game film.
Hulk started to get too worked up just thinking about all the things that could go wrong. Hulk just need draft to get her. Hulk definitely angry with new draft format with draft happening later than it used to. Too much to think about for too long for Hulk to take it anymore. Hulk need to go smash something.
Hulk think maybe we need to draft this guy:
You could really say the scheme (issues) fits for any position. QB’s, like Mariota who play the spread offense and never play under Center also have a lot of adjustments to make, but the good ones will, and will quickly. All those DE’s that now may play 3-4 OLB, etc. etc.”
While I agree with all that, I think some transitions are harder to make then others. Turning a 9 route runner into an underneath route runner is one. Turning a press/man corner into a zone cover corner is another. I really think taking snaps from under center is just a reps thing. If a QB puts in the work it won’t be a problem. Mariota’s going top 2 in all likelihood so what I’ve said all offseason, and taken a fair amount of heat for (that there’s not a big gap between him and Winston and that I think he’s #1 pick worthy) will be proven out. (Obviously speculation, the draft will either slap me down or justify me).
K, I hope Sansa’s not always so stupid.
Seriously. Just caught up last night. Show’s as great as ever. One major flaw. The actress who plays Denaryus Targaryen’s insistence on no more nudity has fundamentally changed the charachter. There’s a scene in the most recent episode where she covers up (presumably after having sex with what’s his name) very modestly while he struts the room buck naked.
The Denryus Targaryen we were introduced too in season 2 (her rise as the mother of dragons) was proud and strong. She would never cover up out of modesty. It wasn’t in her nature.
Ok, maybe I just want to see more of her naked…but I do think her covering up so modestly was a serious plot flaw. Just shoot the scene differently with her wearing a nightgown or something so she doesn’t come off so modest and self conscious.
Sorry, spoiler alert for anyone who hasn’t caught up on GOT yet!
I love this rationalizing your hopes to see Khaleesi’s titties again
I was kinda annoyed at the dude’s butt shot without any Khaleesi action
Also now seems like as good as time as any to point at that the actress who plays Sansa is 19 now and Arya 18
But they aren’t for me
My new crush is the smirky Natalie Dormer Who is a respectable 33 years old
Wow! She’s 33???? shocking. You have to admit there’s something to the character’s pride that makes it OUT of character for her to meekly and self consciously cover up.
I actually paused it and talked to my wife. She looked weak and deferential. That’s not Khaleesi IMHO.
Jahn, I actually think you’ve been questioning/challenging a bunch of my posts the past few weeks and I find myself having to explain myself over and over like now. I don’t think I’ve been aggressive or defensive in any way. The weather thing I was just having fun and busting your balls.
That said, I’m not offended in any way, we’ve been doing this a long time.
Well I’m going to say we’re both doing some misreading. I think if you took a poll folks would back that I’ve been very lighthearted and deferential in my disagreements recently. It’s all just me wanting to talk football and share my opinion.
I think that’s the crux of my earlier post. A lighthearted disagreement from me is me sharing my opinion, not me targeting you. I directed that last one to both of you because both of you were discussing it.
Also, I thought the weather thing was funny. No sweat. Lets both agree to not read too much into each others dissenting opinions. You never owe me an explanation for your opinion. It’s all yours to have. Cheers!
That’s why I never brought up my feeling that you’ve been challenging me until now because it’s not a big deal. It’s all good. 🙂
Disagreement is inevitable. I always intend it to be respectful and always will. Ok. I’ll stop belaboring this. LOL!
I’m disappointed Daenerys vetoed nudity. I think they need to replace her with Kate Upton.
LMAO I’m going M13 with this response:
Pork Chop lover
There’s the smirk. Damn. She’s a fine lass indeed.
I love Margaery because she always gets the best of cersei.
I just like her smirk
Lives to be covered in bacon
I never considered the smirk sexy until you mentioned it. But damn!
It’s not even a real smirk, it’s just a natural devilish grin that looks smirkish.
Its a little odd
She’s hotter off the show than on it
She was never finer then when she played anne boelyn in the Tudors.
I don’t care if its a smirk or a grin
I just want to be her little pork chop!
I just got some good news. The doctor that normally works in my office Thursday evening is taking off next week. That means I get to go home and watch the draft!
It will be the first time in a few years I’ll see RD 1 live
I think Margaery’s asymmetry makes her very pretty. It works on certain people.
Later folks, catch up later.
I never watched the Tudors. Was it good?
The show was ok, not great.. But she was
The Baltimore Sun reports Iowa G/T Brandon Scherff is “drawing heavy interest” from teams in the Nos. 5-9 overall range.
In order, the 5-9 range is Washington, the Jets, Bears, Falcons and Giants. All five teams have compelling needs along the offensive line. Scherff’s 33 3/8-inch arms are the reason he’s being projected as a guard in some quarters.
It’s amazing that an inch makes that much of a difference. Most tackles arms are about 34.5″. Doesn’t that seem silly?
33 3/8″ is not that bad at all. 32 or less, yeah I’d question that.
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Jennings on how much he has left in the tank: “As much as I need.”
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Jennings on Lazor: He and I had great visit. He’s all about utilizing whoever he can. It’s not about targets, catches.He cares about winning
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Jennings on Tannehill: I see great upside. … He wants to continue to get better.
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Jennings on drafting a Wr in the 1st RD: Nah man, we don’t need one
here’s a question for u NYers.I heard that NY has lots of rats where do they go during the winter when you have all the snow.? Do they die off from the cold
It’s true. There were plenty in Brooklyn. BIG ONES!
They probably found warm places to hide.
what happens to them when it snows? do they die from cold? Just saw on tv about a wild coyote running wild in NJ. They said they eat rats and mice.
Mike E. says:
April 23, 2015 at 5:19 pm
It’s amazing that an inch makes that much of a difference.
as you know mike it doesnt. but what does make all the difference in the world how you use that inch
‘Sunderland winger Adam Johnson has been charged with three counts of sexual activity with a girl under the age of 16 and one count of sexual grooming.’
ok i knew those english chicks had bad teeth but you have to fucking groom them first. poor UK
Not so good news for Trae Waynes;
Pro Football Focus senior analyst Steve Palazzolo says Michigan State CB Trae Waynes “struggles with change of direction.”
College Football Focus charting agrees with the opinion. Palazzolo pointed out that Waynes’ 40-yard time was faster than his 20-yard shuttle. “It was interesting to see the numbers back up what we saw on tape,” he said. Waynes surrendered 14.9 yards per completion last year, per CFF charting, and posted three interceptions and three passes defensed, not stellar showings. “His coverage grade was average,” wrote Mike Sando.
The usda recently changed the safe internal temp for pork from 160 to 145 degrees.Be careful when eating out. Any sign of pink in pork chops is reason to be concerned.
I too voted for Collins
Bill Cosby and Larry King in an interview back in the day.
Cosby starts with, “Spanish Fly was the thing that all boys from age 11 on up to death — We will still be searching for Spanish Fly.”
Cosby: And what was the old – the old story was, if you took a little drop – it was on the head of a pin. And you put it in a drink –
King: That’s right. Drop it in her Coca-Cola – It don’t matter.
Cosby: It doesn’t make any difference. And the girl would drink it and –
King: And she’s yours.
I’ll see your Clipper and raise you a
Add me to the list who voted for La’el.
the rats are usually int he subway
they boldly walk on he tracks
I don;t really see any on the street or anything usually
But in the subway there is not a day when I don;t see one on the tracks
During the winter, one of my neighbors was doing a poor job covering his trash for a few weeks
Everytime I would turn down the street to walk to the buildign where I lived ont he corner 2-3 huge rats would scurry out
It was disgusting. that was the only time I have ever seen them on the street
and its nasty.
I think the City hit the building with a big fine b/c they cleaned it up
but for a few weeks (during the winter) it happened all the time
I’m not sure they can;t survive the cold months outside
April 23, 2015 at 5:34 pm
here’s a question for u NYers.I heard that NY has lots of rats where do they go during the winter when you have all the snow.?
jetssuck. i think most of them move down here and drive really slow in the left lane with their blinker
Rats are very smart and adaptable animals. There are plenty of holes in the walls in NYC and like Piggy said in the subway systems for them to go and stay warm.
I lived in an apartment building on the border of Brighton Beach and Coney Island. In the back of my building was the parking lot, and at the end of the parking lot, closest to the building, was the garbage pickup, and there were always a lot of garbage bags there, as well as larger items, like rolled up carpet that was thrown out, and other large items. One time my wife and I (She was just my girlfriend back then) were walking home from the train station, which was practically right in front of the parking lot. So we walked about 100 yards to the building, and as we were passing the garbage pickup, this monster rat, as big as any tomcat, maybe 30-35 lbs, walks right by us, and not shy either, tough-like, maybe like a Brooklyn hitman! lol
My wife nearly jumped up into my arms when she saw it. I’ll never forget that. I had seen rats there before, but much smaller ones.
LMAO @ FFR!
jetssuck, there isn’t one coyote running wild in NJ, there are many all over the state. The one you read about seems to be rabid though.
I think it’s Wile E.
LOL carrying his Acme bag of tricks.
Bunch of them where my Dad lives in CT. He’s seen them around the house…..and this is suburbia. They found a stripped deer carcass out back. Maybe it died natural and got eaten by the coyotes…..but then reports are their is a new hybrid species from mating with wolves that could do that.
No wolves around here. The only ones are wolf hybrid dogs usually mix breeds with German Shepherds or Malamutes.
The town Norwood where that coyote bit that guy is in North Bergen County close to the NY border Rockland County which was one of my old stomping grounds when we used to cross the border in the mid and late 80s because the bars were open later. LOL
There are a lot of woods up that way so it’s a good environment for them.
That’s where my nephew lives, North Bergen
The town North Bergen or North Bergen County? North Bergen is along the Hudson River south of Fort Lee where the GW bridge is, but still Bergen County. Norwood is north of that closer to the NY State border.
I have no idea. He’s like 5-10 minutes from the Lincoln Tunnel. He’s right on the Hudson river. If he could take a canoe across the river, it’s about 1/2 mile from Manhattan
The town of North Bergen
Have y’all noticed an increase in the number of Roadrunners in the area? Perhaps they are drawing in the coyotes.
Yeah, I have. Saw a couple of Superbirds too
LOL — but roadrunners the way to get rid of coyotes.
Mike E, I posted a map of North Bergen the town you silly c*nt. LOL
Go north up the river to see where Norwood is a little bit inland to see where coyote land is. LOL
I think I saw Candice Bergen on that map
Would be cool if there were Direwolves in NYC…
Don’t they eat pigs?
Not this pig
Or Weresquirrels. LOL
Not positive, but pretty sure you’re the first person in over 50 years to call me a silly c*nt. lol
It’s a British thing. They use that word like saying you silly fool. LOL
In Led Zeppelin’s movie ‘The Song Remains the Same’ there is a scene at MSG where their manager Peter Grant is berating the promoters for selling illegal merchandise and calls the guy a silly cunt.
What’s up FUers? Busy day which is becoming all too common. I have to do something about that.
You gonna get your old job back? lol
Well the old job was less stressful but the job security there sucked. Here we have tons of work but lots of stress that goes with it.
I know bud, just kidding. I knew why you left.
Bottom line is no matter which way I look at it I am still fucked.
I have not been on much but I have to say I am very happy about the signing of Jennings. I still think he is a quality WR. Had 59 catches and 6 TDs last year with a combo of Matt Cassell and a rookie QB.
And he freed up our draft options to boot. Liked his comments. Seems quality, and we know he wouldn’t be here if Joe P didn’t think so.
Or he is just very clean and always throws away his gum wrappers.
LOL — also knows the appropriate time for a piss break.
Mr. Hand, this should give you more wood to play with 😉
LSU OL La’El Collins tied for first in College Football Focus’ pass-blocking efficiency metric.
He shared the honor with Northern Illinois’ Ryan Brown. You know that we love Collins and rank him as the No. 1 offensive lineman in the class, believing he can stick at left tackle. Here’s the numbers to back up the assertion: Collins allowed no sacks, zero hits and only four hurries on 312 pass-blocking plays. Remember that on draft day when it is suggested Collins could struggle with pass pro in the NFL.
And after watching his tape he plays every play hard, when no one to block he goes looking for someone, and blocks to/after whistle.
I voted for Devante Parker on the list above but I would be very happy with La’el Collins as our pick.
April 23, 2015 at 8:54 pm (Edit)
LOL — also knows the appropriate time for a piss break.
This is the type of knowledge that a seasoned vet is needed for to pass on to the younger players.
No. 1 rule of taking a piss break, don’t tell anyone you are faking the piss break to get out of practice.
No. 2 rule of taking a piss break: Don’t tell someone you are faking it when the camera is right next to you.
The no 3 rule of piss breaks is that we don’t talk about piss breaks. LOL.
Rule no. 4 — if your name is Vontae and you see a camera……run away like it is your Combine 40.
Wyoming…I hate the Clippers!
Let your freak flag fly! LOL
Mayock also has Collins ranked #1 for OT’s
Mcdreamy died, and women cry
It never occurred to me that some here may watch it. I am so sorry!!!
I used to watch that show with my wife until I just couldn’t take it anymore. Every time I watched it I felt like I needed a testosterone supplement
Eh, my wife watches, and she told me it was going to happen.
I’m sure she’ll be hysterical when I get home.
My mom watches it, so I called to check on her. She hasn’t watched it yet, so I may have ruined it for her, too. Actually, she said she had it paused on the last 5 or so minutes while she went outside to smoke. She’ll be crying.
As much as I hate drafting another 1st round OL, I could be ok with Collins. I posted before how he reminds me so much of our Brandon Albert who played LG @ Virginia early on.
Collins could be a LG for us, then possibly slide to LT should Albert get hurt again, or wear down in 2-3yrs.
That’s the value in the La’el Collins pick. Some might say if he doesn’t start right away he’s a bust pick but when a guy or two goes down and he has to play you’re happy you acquired him. Protect your young QB who is ascending and get the running game going. It’s so important but many people overlook that.
As of now here’s our main offense.
I think we could be pretty good as is if some guys step up. But nothing wrong with adding talent through the draft to get even better.
That OG position looking pretty scary and thin. I like Turner’s potential but he is raw. I think the ship has sailed for Dallas Thomas. I think we are in trouble on the OL if he is a game 1 starter.
Wow Linkenbach says “you know” A LOT, its like a vocal period after every sentence.
Back to GOT. ‘night.
By the old gods and the new.
ok then GET.
Ken, how has the ship sailed on Dallas Thomas after one season actually playing in his 2nd year? He played a little LG and RG but mostly RT for like 6-7 games. We have no idea what he is as a LG in his 3rd season.
I think people are writing Thomas off way too quickly. Remember Wade Smith who was thrown into the fire way too early at LT under Wannstedt and then went onto be a solid LG with the Texans and also had a pro bowl season. Way to early to write off Thomas.
Agreed, but 2015 would be a good time for him to flash. 2nd year under Benton & Lazor.
Plus you can’t cut the guy yet, he’s still on a cheaper rookie contract.
Well yeah! LOL
Ship sailed because he is not that good. Sorry Wade Smith showed ability from day 1. Dallas Thomas has been man handled from day 1 and it is getting no better. This reminds me of everyone who defended Johnathan Martin. He needs to bulk up. He needs to develop. Almost the same arguments being made for Dallas Thomas. Fact of the matter is that Johnathan Martin wasn’t very good. Neither is Dallas Thomas imo.
Oh yeah, who was Wade Smith’s OL coach with the Texans? 🙂
Wade Smith flashed from day 1. I remember watching him as a rookie and saying he is pretty good. I am still waiting to say that about Dallas Thomas. I keep going back to Johnathan Martin when I talk about Thomas because like Martin I think Thomas plays soft. He doesn’t have that killer instinct line up across from a guy and punch him in the face type of attitude I think you need to play OL in the NFL.
The winner of this battle for Mariota could be disappointed in a couple years.
TFY Draft Insider’s Tony Pauline reports both the Chargers and Eagles are “exploring the possibility” of trading up for Oregon QB Marcus Mariota “through the Browns.”
The Browns have two first-rounders, ammunition needed for the Chargers or Eagles to leapfrog into the top-two picks. (The Browns are also believed to be interested in Mariota, complicating matters.) A league source confirmed to Pauline that the Browns “hold the most powerful position in the draft,” and “the ability to dictate” whether any team can pull off a trade up for Mariota.
I see the Chargers being in a better spot. I am sorry but Phillip Rivers is worth a hell of a lot more than the Browns picks imo.
Would instantly put Metzenbgurger as back up, groom him under Rivers. Smart move for Tenn.
Exactly GDP. I think the Chargers hold that key. Rivers and their no. 1 for the no. 2 overall pick is hard for any team to beat. Even the Browns.
But the Browns can throw in Manziel!?!
I agree Ken, plus Whisenhut likes Rivers & Rivers wants to be reunited with him.
Guess I’m out for now guys. Good discussions as usual.
Alright I need to get some sleep. I am out. Peace to you all.
Mike Francesa on WFAN radio said today he talked to some people he trusts and they said Chip Kelly is trying to figure out any way to get Mariota – they keep in touch as a mentor/student relationship. Francesa interviewed Mariota last week – I missed it. But the Eagles listened in and Mariota touched on the Kelly/Eagles connection.
I’ll try to decipher what Francesa was suggesting because I think he botched it up a bit.
Eagles trade their #20 and Sam Bradford to the Browns (they like Bradford) for their #12, #19 and Johnny Manziel with other compensation involved on the Eagles part?, but that’s the gist of it.
Kelly then uses those picks and/or players to move up to where he needs to go to get Mariota.
The funny thing about all of this is he could end up with Mariota, Sanchez, Tebow and Manziel. LOL
A group that would make only Jon Gruden jealous
Why would the browns give up two first round picks for Bradford
That is idiotic
They’re not, they’re flipping #19 for #20. It’s a bizarre deal to begin with. LOL
Ken, Wade Smith had a good early start to his career but then had his lunch handed to him time and time again. Saban released him in his 2nd year there in 06. Smith was drafted in 03, OL guru John Benton helped Smith become a top LG at the end of his career in HOU from 2010-13. 🙂
Wade was ok his rookie yr, but he always had double team help, so he really never played good for us.
Man do I hope that Sansa is not always this stupid. She makes me nauseous.
LETS GO METS! Amazin’!
I THINK all of you know this Canadian-born guy is a bit of a hockey nut (otherwise known as “normal” in Canada). –Since moving to Tampa Bay I’ve become a fan of the Lightning. When they got shut-out last game 3-0 at Detroit many thought the Bolts were in trouble, trailing 2 games to 1 in their playoff series with the Red Wings. Tonight, through 2 full periods and almost 15 minutes of the 3rd period, Tampa Bay was STILL scoreless, trailing 2-0 and looking at a 3-1 overall deficit in the series. But the Bolts staged a highly improbable rally in Joe Louis Arena, scoring twice in just over a minute to force overtime!! – – The stunned Detroit crowd seemed to know the game was over. Sure enough, Tyler Johnson score the winner in just over 2 minutes of sudden-death overtime and the Lightning completed one of the most amazing comebacks I’ve seen in playoff hockey in a VERY long time!! –A couple of folks sounded their horns down the street when the winning goal was scored, to the “delight” of neighbors who had gone to sleep.–Saturday night the Bolts will try to take a 3-2 series lead in front of 20,000 crazies at Amalie Arena!! –I’ll tell ya, THIS TOWN WILL BE GOING NUTS if Tampa Bay wins this series!!
This Old Dolfan needs his ugly rest. Out for tonight.
Jahn, Dubs getting asses kicked tonight. 😦
Not so fast
Unbelievable we go to OT!!
Omar Kelly @OmarKelly
· 5h 5 hours ago
“@not_inventive: sadly, I no longer trust ANYONE to be agenda-free”» you’ve actually made me wonder what my agenda is.
I have no idea how that game happened. down 17 with under 6 to play. my brain is scrambled. oh, and Anthony Davis is a freak.