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The Las Vegas Raiders and the Denver Broncos both won their games Sunday, setting up a week 17 showdown to decide the AFC West. The Raiders toppled the Chiefs 24-14 and the Broncos survived the Jaguars 27-23.


As the final week of the regular season wraps up, teams turn their attention to the conference championships and bowl season. There are some solid match ups to look forward to with big implications.


The Detroit Lions and the Indianapolis Colts won this week, while the New England Patriots and the Minnesota Vikings took losses, all becoming 6-9 on the season.


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  1. 12 points
    HOUSTON, TX - As of April 18th the University of Houston athletic department is excited to announce they've hired Noodlz2 as Head Coach of it's football program. It is his first season as a Head Coach at the FBS level and it's a challenge Head Coach Noodlz2 is ready to take on. The department as a whole decided that the program needed a young and energetic coach that would bring in young talent that would draw recruits with the ability to compete at high level early in their career. There's a lot of anticipation as the Cougar fan base waits to see what Coach Noodlz2 has to offer for this upcoming season. New Head Coach issued the following statement after signing his undisclosed contract deal: "I'm excited to be apart of a program that has the potential to be a top G5 program, and well known name nationally. I've met with the current coaching staff and seniors and they're all on board. With that being said there are some things that need to be worked on during the remaining spring practices and fall camp. I, and the rest of the Houston program are excited to get to work for our first game at Louisiana Tech.". Please feel free to ask as many questions as you wish.
  2. 5 points
    It is way the hell too early to be looking at potential picks in the 2021 draft, but that won't stop me from trying. With draft positions based off Rome's win expectancy stat, here's a look at the players who might be taken in a half a year's time. Only 5.0/5.0 seniors were eligible for being drafted. 1. Tampa Bay DE Josiah Harden 6-3 249 [Blitz], North Carolina 2018: 21 tackles, 11 sacks 2019: 20 tackles, 6.5 sacks, 1 safety Josiah Harden might not have the hype that Tyler Jones or Early Davis had coming into his senior year, but as the only really high upside DE this class don't be surprised if he ends up going early. He struggled last year as UNC was left coachless but he could very well recover and have his best season ever, and if that's the case Tampa would have to strongly consider him as perhaps the best player that fills a need. 2. Arizona QB Tanner Bowman 6-2 203 [Pocket], Penn State -2018: 272 of 455, 3802 yards, 20 TD, 12 INT -2019: 263 of 398, 3380 yards, 23 TD, 4 INT The only 5.0/5.0 senior QB this year is a good one. After struggling under a tumultuous coaching situation in 2018 he came out in 2019 and led the Nittany Lions to a national championship. He's got the poise, he's got the talent, and he will most certainly be a top pick in 2021. And what better team for him to go to than Arizona, who just last year got rid of their franchise QB in Jarius Jones? The only way this isn't a top 5 pick is if an even better QB declares early. 3. LA Chargers WR Luke Cobb 6-5 198 [Speed], Florida State 2018: 81 for 1162, 10 TD 2019: 61 for 1178, 11 TD The hype surrounding Luke Cobb is real, and it's easy to see why. His YPC especially stands out to scouts as unbelievable. He seems like the perfect pick for a team with a struggling WR corps and offense like the Chargers. LA needs a true #1 receiver, and Luke Cobb could very will be that guy for them. 4. Kansas City CB Andrew Boyd 5-10 175 [Man Coverage], Boston College 2018: 16 tackles, 6 INT, 3 TD 2019: 25 tackles, 3 INT, 1 TD Kansas City has struggled this year after trading their star CB George Brady. His loss has been so impactful partly because, without him, the Chiefs really lack a true CB1 option. Andrew Boyd isn't a big name—yet, but he's the best looking man cornerback in the draft class. The question is whether he'll be able to continue being productive as Boston College continues to progressively get less talented. 5. Washington OT Damian Mason 6-3 296 [Pass Blocking], Tennessee -N/A The Redskins' offense has been struggling way more than it should this year. Some point to Javier Fields being washed up, but that's ignoring that the Washington Oline has been terrible this year. Their aging set of offensive tackles could really use a youthful boost, and Damian Mason is just the guy. His illustrious career at Tennessee makes some scouts think he's the #1 guy this draft class, and perhaps that'll be the case. For now he'll settle for #5. 6. New Orleans CB Malachi Douglas 6-1 184 [Zone Coverage], Clemson 2018: 15 tackles, 4 INT, 1 TD 2019: 16 tackles, 5 INT, 1 TD The Saints need help on their secondary and they need it badly. With Aaron Stiles currently starting at CB2 it's easy to see where they'll attempt to upgrade. Malachi Douglas is probably my favorite overall CB in this class at the moment, as he's looked very good despite playing second fiddle to Marquise Reed in the past. Will he shine as he steps into the spotlight as Clemson's CB1? 7. Chicago OT Ben Goode 6-6 312 [Pass Blocking], Kansas -N/A Chicago is another team who, like the Redskins, are having offensive struggles centered around the Oline. Brooksheer has looked bad, but maybe that's because he doesn't have enough time to throw the ball. If so, Ben Goode might just be the answer. 8. Buffalo WR Malcolm Davis 6-6 216 [Target], Kansas 2018: 86 for 1183, 9 TD 2019: 80 for 1254, 9 td The second of three great WR prospects this draft class, Malcolm Davis has led the Kansas offense for years now. Buffalo needs wide receivers desperately, and Davis has a ton of potential. However, it remains to be seen how he'll play without Eric Jennings at the helm. 9. Tennessee CB Kevin McQueen 5-11 176 [Man Coverage], UCF 2018: 31 tackles, 0.5 sacks, 5 INT, 1 TD 2019: 17 tackles, 2 INT, 1 TD The Titan's CB situation is pretty bad at the moment. McQueen isn't a sexy pick by any means, but if UBL can get him to kick it up a notch this year then he might just be who the Titans look to as their savior in the coming draft. 10. NY Giants WR Hakeem Black 6-2 208 [Target], California 2018: N/A 2019: 90 for 1253, 10 TD This one is probably gonna be pretty controversial, but I like Hakeem Black. He looked excellent in his first year out of junior college, and I think he'll look excellent again this coming season. 11. Philadelphia OT Kevin Grey 6-5 260 [Pass Blocking], USC -N/A When Soluna traded Allan Taylor to the Eagles, he made them promise that he would protect the veteran scrambler. So far this year they have failed to do so. Taylor is having PTSD flashbacks to his time with the Jags as he gets pressured constantly thanks to his bottom 3 Oline. What the Philly offense needs and needs badly is a new offensive tackle, and while he's small, Kevin Grey has looked great at USC throughout his career. 12. Minnesota SS Jonathan Norman 6-2 203 [Zone Coverage], Virginia Tech 2018: N/A 2019: 31 tackles, 6 INT The Vikings have had the same problem for a few years now and that is their secondary. By now any even remotely decent Cbs have gone so Minnesota is forced to improvise. Jonathan Norman was an excellent player for the Hokies in his only starting season. 13. New England OLB Brady Christiansen 6-0 249 [Coverage], Mississippi State 2018: N/A 2019: 37 tackles, 1 sack, 2 INTs New England is a pretty well rounded roster, but one place they could definitely use an upgrade is at outside linebacker. Brady Christiansen is probably my favorite OLB prospect of the class so far, so I expect him to go here. However, we'll have to see how he does without Tyler Jones in his front seven. 14. Baltimore C Mendy Morrow 6-4 254 [Run Blocking], Arizona -N/A We need offensive line upgrades pretty badly in order to prepare for the Reelening, so replacing the old and injury prone Jim Boso with the only good center this class makes a lot of sense. 15. Cincinnati DT Hudson Adam 6-0 310 [2-Gap], West Virginia 2018: 9 tackles, 3 sacks 2019: 45 Tackles, 12 sacks Hudson Adam is actually one of my favorite players so far, but DT isn't really a big need for most people nor is it sexy, so he falls down to here. It is no secret that Cincy's defense needs help, and Adam, though not a DB, should be able to provide some. 16. Indianapolis ILB Christopher Clayton 6-0 240 [Mike], Penn State 2018: 53 tackles, 0.5 sacks 2019: 14 tackles Clayton had a mediocre year statistically last season as he was butted out of the stat sheet by other talented Nittany Lions, but make no mistake, he still has the potential to be a pretty great player. Indy doesn't have many needs but again ILB fits as a minor one, and if Clayton can shine through the rest of the PSU defense he'd make a lot of sense here. 17. Houston WR Josiah McCray 6-1 199 [Target], Clemson 2018: 78 for 1020, 5 TD 2019: 63 for 946, 5 TD Houston has helped out their skill position situation on offense and I'm sure they'd like to take a corner here ideally but that's just not really possible in this mock. Instead they'll give Leshoure another weapon in McCray, who quietly was a star receiver for Clemson these last two seasons. 18. Cleveland SS Cameron Riley 6-1 197 [Zone Coverage], Texas Tech 2018: 50 tackles, 7 INT, 3 TD 2019: 12 tackles, 2 INT, 1 TD Cleveland has made a lot of progress with their defense but they still have some holes, including Strong safety. Cameron Riley fell off in 2019 but if he can return to his 2018 form he should turn a lot of heads this draft cycle and he'd theoretically be BPA here. 19. Atlanta DT Joseph Bynum 6-6 298 [1-Gap], Oregon -N/A I mock a defensive tackle to Atlanta every year. Every single year. They still haven't done it, but this year is no different. Bynum has no stats, but historically Oregon has put out some great Olinemen. It's all on Bynum to prove himself as being worthy of this pick. 20. Seattle FS Damani Crump-Jackson 5-11 [Man Coverage], Colorado State 2018: 22 tackles, 5 INT, 2 TD 2019: 29 tackles, 3 INT, 1 TD Seattle is in a similar situation to where Atlanta was a few years ago. They have some elite players in their secondary but a lack of a good free safety really limits their effectiveness. Crump-Jackson has been pretty decent so far at Colorado State and if he can break out this year then I'd really like this pick for Seattle. 21. Pittsburgh DE Javier Grady 6-1 238 [Blitz], North Texas -NA Pittsburgh has a few holes, but none as big as defensive end. With how weak this class looks to be at DE the Steelers will need to move quickly to procure their guy. Grady hasn't played a snap yet but if he can really dominate at North Texas he should be able to overcome the lack of competition and limited sample size to become a first round guy. 22. Oakland OLB John Kearns [Blitz], TCU 2018: N/A 2019: 39 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 1 FR, 1 TD Oakland is one of those teams that is so solid that it's difficult to mock for them, but one place where they have a slight weakness is OLB. Kearns only has one year under his belt but it was a good one where he had an opportunity to learn alongside Daquan Darcey. It's not sexy but it could be a nice little upgrade. 23. LA Rams RB DeNorris Jackson 6-0 235 [Power], UCF 2018: 330 for 1818, 23 TD, 0 fum 2019: 287 for 1560, 20 TD, 1 fum DNJ is definitely the top RB prospect this coming draft, even with UCF's....history as an RB producing school. One place he could easily end up is Los Angeles, who still have yet to really get a star RB to help take pressure off of Darrell Murphy. 24. Detroit CB Kordell McKinnon 6-0 195 5.0 of 5.0 [Zone Coverage], Michigan -N/A Mocking a CB with no stats to the team that has Keyshawn Thompson seems stupid, and probably is, but the thinking here is that the Lions still don't really have a lot behind Keyshawn. With the star studded wide receiving corps in the NFC North getting more quality Cbs definitely can't hurt, and there's not a whole lot else they need here. 25. Denver SS Cameron Whitney 6-2 183 [Man Coverage], Connecticut 2018: N/A 2019: 35 tackles, 5 INT, 1 TD Denver has a few places they could go here but one possibility is strong safety, where they have a slight hole. Whitney showed a fair bit of promise in his inaugural season and if he can build off that this season he should be able to make a name for himself in the coming draft's first round prospects. 26. NY Jets OT Shawaun Holsey 6-2 297 [Run Blocking], Virginia -N/A With Joe McCord getting older and his contract expiring this year I could see Jumbo going for the value pick here with Holsey, another seemingly quality senior offensive tackle. With a team as well built as the Jets it becomes all about maintenance, and this is definitely a maintenance pick. 27. Green Bay DT Emanuel Serrano 6-2 320 [2-Gap], Stanford 2018: N/A 2019: 32 tackles, 2.5 sacks The Packers have improved dramatically this past season but they still have a couple openings on their defense, the biggest probably being defensive tackle. With Carter Jackson being fairly medicore and Mark Bassett getting older, they could easily look to Emanuel Serrano here, who played well in his only year in college. 28. Dallas WR Joseph Thurston 6-0 210 [Target], Michigan State 2018: 36 for 466, 2 TD 2019: 60 for 912, 7 TD With Graham Burnett presumably starting next year the Cowboys will probably look to ease him in by providing him with an addition to their currently mediocre WR corps. Thurston doesn't have a lot of hype but part of that was his tumultuous coaching situation throughout his career. If Slinky can turn him around he could be a good looking prospect by season's end. 29. Arizona (from Jacksonville) OG Leon Slack 6-5 263 [Pass Blocking], Wisconsin -N/A Randye has put a lot of effort into upgrading his offensive line in his time at Arizona but it's still not good enough to be comfortable if he decides to take his chances on a new QB this year. Tanner Bowman would really appreciate Slack, the only good guard of this class, being on the frontlines. 30. Carolina OLB Nathaniel Jeffries [Blitz], Tennessee 2018: N/A 2019: 27 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 2 INT, 1 TD The Panthers are pretty lacking in OLBs, as seen in their attempts to create one using positonal changes, and it's one of the few positions they could really upgrade so they take Jeffries, who has looked quite promising at Tennessee thus far in his career. 31. Miami WR Jamir Blackburn 6-4 196 [Speed], Minnesota 2018: 45 for 566, 6 TD 2019: 56 for 800, 4 td Brian Brown is really good, but even he surely wouldn't mind a new toy on offense. Blackburn may not have the hype now, but if he can have a really good year he might just break into the first round of a WR heavy class. 32. San Fransisco OLB Caleb McNamara 6-2 217 [Coverage], Vanderbilt 2018: 23 tackles, 0.5 sacks 2019: 10 Tackles San Fransisco has more holes than you might expect from a reigning champion, not least of which is at outside linebacker. McNamara hasn't done much through his career but there's always a chance he breaks out this season.
  3. 4 points
    We have seattle's first round pick
  4. 2 points
    1st Team Offense QB Donald Culver 6-1 192 (Jr) Manti (Manti, UT) 4.5 of 5.0 [Pocket] RB Jesus Cordero 5-8 220 (Sr) Shoshone (Shoshone ID) 4.5 of 4.5 [Power] RB Shane Strong 5-6 204 (Jr) Malvern (Malvern, AR) 4.5 of 4.5 [Power] FB Angelo Paul 5-8 206 (Sr) Desert Edge (Goodyear AZ) 5.0 of 5.0 [Run Blocking] WR Hakeem Black 6-2 208 Sr Mesa Community College (Mesa, AZ) 5.0 of 5.0 [Target] WR Joshua Freeman 6-2 233 (Jr) Manchester Central (Manchester, NH) 4.5 of 4.5 [Target] WR Sean Waller 6-2 167 (Sr) Argonaut (Jackson CA) 4.5 of 4.5 [Speed] WR Samuel Gulla 6-3 189 So Harper (Harper, OR) 4.0 of 5.0 [Target] TE C.J. Hickman 6-0 231 (Sr) Adams City (Commerce City CO) 4.5 of 4.5 [Blocking] TE Eduardo Cantu 6-1 237 (Jr) Eastlake (Chula Vista, CA) 4.0 of 4.0 [Blocking] OT Kevin Grey 6-5 260 (Sr) Renton (Renton WA) 5.0 of 5.0 [Pass Blocking] OT (ATH) Darius Waters 6-1 202 Jr West Valley (Hemet, CA) 4.5 of 5.0 [Pass Blocking] OG Angelo Denny 6-6 268 (Jr) Newberg (Newberg, OR) 4.5 of 5.0 [Pass Blocking] OG Ethan Champion 6-7 259 (Jr) Montesano (Montesano, WA) 4.5 of 4.5 [Pass Blocking] C Mendy Morrow 6-4 254 (Sr) Colbert Heights (Tuscumbia AL) 5.0 of 5.0 [Run Blocking] 1st Team Defense DE Miles Slater 6-1 248 (Jr) Richland (Richland, WA) 4.5 of 5.0 [Contain] DE Ilan Kuhn 5-11 261 (Sr) Ravenwood (Brentwood TN) 4.5 of 4.5 [Blitz] DT Joseph Bynum 6-6 298 Sr Jackson College (Jackson, MI) 5.0 of 5.0 [1-Gap] DT Emanuel Serrano 6-2 320 (Sr) Newberg (Newberg OR) 5.0 of 5.0 [2-Gap] OLB Patrick Haines 6-2 244 (Jr) Elizabeth (Elizabeth, CO) 4.5 of 4.5 [Coverage] OLB Griffin McElroy 6-3 237 (Jr) Service (Anchorage, AK) 4.0 of 4.0 [Coverage] ILB Garrett Holliday 6-3 234 (Sr) Little Big Horn College (Crow Agency MT) 5.0 of 5.0 [Mike] ILB Louis Landry 6-0 223 (Sr) North Lincoln (Denver NC) 4.0 of 4.0 [Will] CB Eric Hall 5-11 177 (So) Eastern Guilford (Gibsonville, NC) 5.0 of 5.0 [Man Coverage] CB Blaine Lewis-Thompson 5-11 193 So Monterey (Monterey, CA) 4.5 of 5.0 [Man Coverage] FS Damani Sheppard 5-11 214 (Jr) Horizon (San Diego, CA) 5.0 of 5.0 [Man Coverage] SS Dylan Mosley 5-11 202 (Sr) Walter Wellborn (Anniston AL) 4.5 of 4.5 [Man Coverage] K Sam Walsh 6-4 203 (Jr) Venice (Venice, CA) 5.0 of 5.0 [Power] P Patrick Wolff 6-1 187 Sr Konawaena (Kealakekua, HI) 5.0 of 5.0 [Power] LS Omar Reynolds 6-0 253 Fr Dallas (Dallas OR) 2.0 of 3.5 [Specialized] KR Derek Payton 5-11 197 (Jr) Georgia Military College (Milledgeville GA) 4.5 of 4.5 [Hybrid] 2nd Team Offense QB Nicholas Garland 5-10 210 Sr Decatur (Federal Way, WA) 4.5 of 4.5 [Pocket] RB Latavious Murray 5-6 210 (So) Lund (Lund, NV) 4.5 of 4.5 [Speed] RB Trevon Yeldon 6-0 233 (So) Powers (Powers, OR) 4.0 of 5.0 [Power] FB Marc Carlisle 5-8 232 (Sr) Watsonville (Watsonville CA) 5.0 of 5.0 [Run Blocking] WR Max Bakhtiari 6-3 189 Jr Vernonia (Vernonia, OR) 4.0 of 4.0 [Target] WR Brandon Vaughn 6-1 205 (Sr) Mohawk (Marcola OR) 4.0 of 4.0 [Target] WR Luke Guy 6-1 182 (Sr) Vernonia (Vernonia OR) 4.0 of 4.0 [Speed] WR Elijah Talley 6-2 226 (Sr) Oakdale (Oakdale CA) 4.0 of 4.0 [Target] TE Ibrahim Herbert 6-3 191 (Sr) Ten Sleep (Ten Sleep WY) 4.0 of 4.0 [Receiving] TE Omeri Maimoana 6-3 204 (Jr) Needles (Needles, CA) 4.0 of 4.0 [Blocking] OT Elias Roman 6-1 332 (Sr) The Orme School (Mayer AZ) 4.5 of 4.5 [Run Blocking] OT Riley Greenfield 6-7 311 (So) Mid-Pacific Institute (Honolulu, HI) 4.0 of 5.0 [Pass Blocking] OG Silolo Siula 6-1 333 (So) Woods Cross (Woods Cross, UT) 4.0 of 5.0 [Pass Blocking] OG Mateo Renteria 6-2 331 (Sr) Corvallis (Corvallis OR) 4.0 of 4.0 [Run Blocking] C Richard Guthrie 6-1 280 Sr Erie CC (Buffalo, NY) 4.5 of 4.5 [Pass Blocking] 2nd Team Defense DE Blake Tipton 6-0 264 (So) Hilltop (Chula Vista, CA) 4.5 of 4.5 [Blitz] DE Nasir Womack 6-2 249 (Jr) Logan (Lgan, UT) 4.5 of 4.5 [Contain] DT Constantine Burnham 6-1 285 (Sr) Eaglecrest (Centennial CO) 4.5 of 4.5 [1-Gap] DT Aidan Dotson 6-6 315 Sr Mohawk (Marcola, OR) 4.0 of 4.0 [2-Gap] OLB Maxim Hillman 6-1 238 (Jr) Bishop O'Dowd (Oakland, CA) 4.0 of 4.0 [Blitz] OLB Riley Nicholas 6-0 216 (So) Mitchell-Baker (Camilla, GA) 4.0 of 4.0 [Coverage] ILB Jared Clay 6-0 235 Sr Adams City (Commerce City, CO) 4.0 of 4.0 [Mike] ILB Norris Toney 6-2 226 Sr Eastern Arizona (Thatcher, AZ) 4.0 of 4.0 [Will] CB Nigel Strong 6-0 166 (Sr) Mountain Pointe (Phoenix AZ) 4.5 of 4.5 [Zone Coverage] CB Jabari Thorpe 5-10 162 (Sr) Renton (Renton WA) 4.5 of 4.5 [Zone Coverage] FS Seth Scott 6-2 193 (Jr) Colorado Northwestern Community College (Rangely CO) 4.5 of 5.0 [Man Coverage] SS Dwayne Tatum 6-1 189 Sr Valley (Bakersfield, CA) 4.5 of 4.5 [Zone Coverage] K Benjamin Gray 5-9 197 (Fr) Shelton (Shelton, WA) 4.0 of 4.5 [Power] P Giuseppe Bernstein 6-1 194 (Sr) St. Mary's College (Berkeley CA) 5.0 of 5.0 [Power] LS Bryce Holt 6-0 263 Fr Belle Plaine (Belle Plaine MN) 1.0 of 5.0 [Traditional] Totals: 1st: 3, 2nd: 2 1st: 3, 2nd: 1 1st: 4, 2nd: 1 1st: 1, 2nd: 3 1st: 2, 2nd: 3 1st: 1, 2nd: 0 1st: 2, 2nd: 3 1st: 2, 2nd: 2 1st: 7, 2nd: 6 1st: 2, 2nd: 1 1st: 2, 2nd: 3 1st: 1, 2nd: 5
  5. 2 points
    Trevon Yeldon just came into the Hatfield-Dowling Football Complex all kinds of pissed off for his 2nd Team placement. In fact, I'm pretty sure I just saw him walking towards the Nutrition Station with two pin-cushion dolls in his hands, and tiny signs that say Jesus Cordero and Shane Strong on them. I wouldn't want to be a Linebacker or Cornerback trying to tackle this dude this season. Neither Jason Baum nor Tre' Davius Dykes are thrilled about being left off both preseason teams, but they understand that they have to show out to be called out. The University of Oregon is pleased to see 5 student-athletes selected for the preseason honor by the Conference of Champions. RB Trevon Yeldon, 2nd Team All-Pac-12, Preseason
  6. 2 points

    Gameplan Monday #1

    Somewhere Chad Dess is still running his 40. Chad Dess gets where he wants on his time not on anyone else.
  7. 2 points

    Kevin Malone

  8. 1 point
    Thank you I'm enjoying CFBHC a ton already. Good luck at Baylor this season! As for the ups and downs I intend to recruit well during the off season so that success is more common than the down years every program faces. I really appreciate the support. This upcoming season I'm ready to see how well the offense can perform with the amount of depth we have on that side of the ball. I'm also hoping for a strong performance from the front 7 despite the lack of depth and experience.
  9. 1 point
    Welcome to the CFBHC world! Houston's had a bunch of success in their history, good luck! If questions arise, don't hesitate to reach out...someone will help out.
  10. 1 point
    TuscanSota of the Baylor Bears, I just wanted to welcome you to CFBHC! I was a former coach at Houston a few seasons ago, but am now at Baylor. Since my time at Houston, one thing I've noticed is that coaches who take up the Houston job seem to come and go - some find success, and some have trouble finding it. If you have any questions about CFBHC, feel free to ask me or any of the other coaches. We're more than happy to help newcomers. I have a soft spot for this program, and I hope that you find success with the Coogs. Is there anything you're looking forward to this upcoming season?
  11. 1 point
    Sorry he was accidentally put as USC and I noticed it but fixed with the wrong one. Fixed now
  12. 1 point
    Trevon so pissed.
  13. 1 point

    Gameplan Monday #1

    And this is why San Fran is currently on a gigantic win-streak and the current favorite for the title. I agree almost completely, minus the bit about the running threat at QB. We have been experimenting with it all season (preseason as well) and it can work with either a pocket or scrambling QB, just depends on your preferred run/pass ratio. For us, Blacknall has succeeded a bit more as a solo back, but we're moving Kenneth Farr into the RB2 spot to take advantage of a) our lines' zone-blocking strength; and 2) the inside/outside slider. Jerry Rambo simply was not effective going between the tackles. He was a solid pass-catching back, but Blacknall has showed him up there as well. I think 2RB is helpful to keep RB1s fresh and provide a different look for the defense, but ultimately is too personnel-dependent to be of value universally. The options it creates are advantageous, but only with the right personnel, and against a poor run defense, like ours. Here's what I would do, in the NFLHC. If it were available in CFBHC, it would be a different plan: Pistol 2RB, Balanced OLine (run/pass pro); Pocket/Hybrid QB; two Speed backs, hopefully with pass-catching skills, and at least one that has shown he can run inside the tackles well (Chet Henson), rating should be 82+ for each, and within 5 points of each other. Your Oline could suck a lot, and this would cover up for them plenty. You'd need 1 good WR, and 1 decent slot WR.
  14. 1 point
    Pick 21 Javier Grady's 2019 Stats: 31 tackles, 14.5 sacks Pick 24 Kordell McKinnon's 2019 Stats: 10 tackles, 1 interception Pick 30 Nathaniel Jeffries's REAL 2019 Stats: 44 tackles, 3 INTs, 3.5 Sacks, 1 TD Also I don't believe in defensive tackles. I can almost guarantee you we won't take a DT, maybe in the entire draft Really happy that two Vols were highly rated enough to make the preseason 2020 mock draft first round! Go Damian! Go Nathaniel!
  15. 1 point

    Gameplan Monday #1

    I've never tried a 2RB set. A scrambling QB seems like a more reliable way of keeping 2 running threats on the field. We've never had 2 RBs that I would want to feature anyway. If I were building a 2RB team from scratch I'd roll with Todd Lester, Asante Sowell, and Jaz Durant. I don't think there's a defense in the sim that could stop that group. Sowell can pick up yards up the middle even when everyone knows he's getting the ball. Durant has great agility and is probably the best pass catching RB ever in the sim. Picture this: play action fake to Sowell up the middle. Durant slips out into the flat behind a WR streak as Lester rolls out underneath. Who do you cover? Touchdown.
  16. 1 point

    Gameplan Monday #1

    I currently use a 2RB set. I definitely prefer using 2RBs only with a run heavy scheme, it splits the carries too much if we don't have ~30 carries a game. Same goes with using a running QB and a 2RB scheme tbh. It seems to me that the offense is most effective in helping lighten the workload of a feature back, and a scrambler can do that by himself. To me the important part of running a 2 RB system is RB depth. I don't think it would work well without having a pair of good RBs, two average guys would be pretty ineffective.
  17. 1 point

    Gameplan Monday #1

    QB: Paul Davenport RB1: Chad Dess RB1: Asante Sowell From a theorycrafting standpoint, I think this is who I would select for my ideal 2RB system. Davenport is my selection at quarterback for his great efficiency in the passing game, and his dual threat capabilities. Dess and Sowell are two guys that are very similar. Two big, powerful runners that look to punish opposing defenders. The gameplan would ideally be a Flexbone 2RB set. This would only be the building blocks for the rest of the offense. A strong offensive line would be required, ideally top guards to pave the way. A tough, run blocking fullback, and two physical target receivers that can out jump opposing corners and block them into the ground. A strong, physical run blocking tight end to set the strongside edge is important as well. This team would be relatively one dimensional, but it brings a few major advantages over most pro style offenses. 1. Ball Control - Dess and Sowell along with a strong offensive line should be able to plow through defenders, and should the rare passing down be necessary, Davenport's arm should be more than enough to get the first down. Whats the best way to keep an opposing offense from scoring? Keep them off the field. The fatigue build up for opposing defenses should see this offense find better results in the second half of games. 2. Fresh Defense - keeping opposing offenses off the field means your defense stays fresh as well. I think this aspect is highly underrated in today's NFLHC. 3. Smash and Smash Combo - While it is true that having a speed/power combo could stretch opposing defenses a lot, having a duo power combo running into a defense over and over again must be one of the more demoralizing offenses to play against. You know exactly whats going on, but it hurts to stop it. Meanwhile, when Dess gets tired, you only drop it off to Sowell, who is more than enough to keep the pain coming. As defenses wear down, we can see bigger and bigger runs from Dess and Sowell. This team would also have significant disadvantages. 1. Run Game Dependent - Should this theoretical team fall to an early deficit, they'll likely have a hard time keeping up with an opposing offense's firepower. As good as Davenport is, he is not my ideal shootout quarterback. This also means that if an opposing defense specializes against the run, this team could be in a world of hurt. 2. Putting Fans in Seats - Seeing a team execute the run-run-run/maybe pass offense is one of the most painful things to watch in my opinion. Could it be ruthlessly effective, sure! But is winning really important at the expense of entertainment? Isn't the point of watching football to be entertained.
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    Maryland Terrapins 2019 Record: 7-6 (4-3) 3rd in B1G East Key Losses: WR Norman Spencer 5-9 159 (Sr) Wayland (Wayland, MA) 4.0 of 4.0 [speed] OT Mason Maguire 6-2 294 Sr Dwyer (Palm Beach Gardens FL) 3.5 of 3.5 [Run Blocking] OG Spencer Dunn 6-5 328 Sr Ringgold (Ringgold LA) 3.5 of 3.5 [Run Blocking] K Ilan Youngblood 5-10 160 Sr San Juan (Blanding UT) 4.5 of 4.5 [Accuracy] Key Returners: QB Marquise Simpkins 6-4 225 (Jr) Suitland (District Heights, MD) 4.5 of 4.5 [Scrambling] RB Samir Hatcher 5-10 217 (Jr) Good Counsel (Wheaton, MD) 4.0 of 4.0 [Power] WR Ayden Coley 6-4 189 (Jr) Middletown (Middletown, DE) 4.0 of 4.0 [Target] DT Keith Small 6-4 334 (Sr) Lund (Lund NV) 4.0 of 4.0 [2-Gap] ILB Jason Hopkins 5-11 234 (Jr) Central Catholic (Pittsburgh, PA) 4.0 of 4.0 [Mike] CB Abdoulaye Aiken 5-10 168 Sr T.C. Roberson (Asheville, NC) 4.0 of 4.0 [Man Coverage] FS Joshua Wesley 5-10 218 (So) Elkton (Elkton, MD) 4.0 of 4.0 [Zone Coverage] SS Abdoul Childs 5-10 198 (Jr) South Brunswick (Southport, NC) 4.0 of 4.0 [Zone Coverage] Strengths: Running Game - Simpkins and Hatcher last season combined for almost 1800 yards and 24 Touchdowns. Both players are now at their full potential and the offensive line has the chance to be potentially better than it was last season, I expect similar or even greater production from the Maryland run game. Secondary - Maryland boasts a strong back 4 in the secondary with 3 4.0/4.0 players and one 2/4 Freshman at CB. Most teams would love to have this as their secondary. The 3 returning starters combined for 6 interceptions last season, and with all of them having strong progressions expect to improve. I anticipate most teams to try and establish the run or attack linebackers in the passing game versus the Terrapins. Weaknesses: Young & inexperienced O-Line: Only one starter older than (So) in the starting lineup and only one player at full potential starting. There could be plenty of games where the offensive line plays closer to their skill level than their potential. When that happens, expect the Terrapins to lose, as they will try to rely on their run game to win games. Defensive Line: Their DL is very average in my opinion especially in the B1G. Starting a 3.5/3.5, a DT out of position at DE, and a 4/4 DT won't strike fear in RB's in the B1G and force teams to pass which the Terrapins are hopeful for, given their strength in the secondary. I expect most teams to favor the run versus the Terrapins and it's easy to see why, I believe it is the weakest part of their defense. Season Expectations: I think Maryland will end up with a similar record to last season 6/7 wins sounds about right for this team in the tough B1G Season Prediction: Best case scenario: The Dynamic rushing attack and secondary pull surprises similar to the Alabama upset last season leading the Terrapins to around 9 wins in the B1G Worst case scenario: The inexperience in the OL leads to a struggling offense, and an average DL makes it difficult for the defense to get off the field, leading to a disappointing 4 win season Realistic prediction: 6-5, I think Maryland will be relatively average this season, they aren't terrible, but I don't believe they have enough to compete with the top teams in the B1G. Their secondary and rushing attack should keep them in most games, but only enough to be a middle-of-the-pack team in the East.
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    Gameplan Monday #1

    ive tried it with a speed / power back and pocket passer. Didn't like the production I got out of it so decided to stick with just one back. I think it could work if you have two similar backs and a pocket passer, but you really have to build your team towards it if you don't have a scrambler I think. Dallas is running it this year to great success, but they have the ideal team to run it. Not everyone is gonna be able to emulate that.
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    Cleveland Browns - Dean_Craig_Pelton - DE Myles Garrett, TAMU 9.75/10 San Francisco 49ers - Duncan345 - FS Malik Hooker, Ohio State 4.5/10 Chicago Bears – Darman - DE Jonathan Allen, Alabama 6.5/10 Jacksonville Jaguars – HAFFnHAFF Tennessee Titans - GK12303 New York Jets – Jumbo Los Angeles Chargers – pumph Carolina Panthers – Darman Cincinnati Bengals – Jieret Buffalo Bills - bingo415 New Orleans Saints - neovenator250 Cleveland Browns - Dean_Craig_Pelton Arizona Cardinals - GK12303 Philadelphia Eagles – HAFFnHAFF Indianapolis Colts – neovenator250 Baltimore Ravens - ajyoungmark Washington Redskins - pumph Tennessee Titans - GK12303 Tampa Bay Buccaneers - bingo415 Denver Broncos - bingo415 Detroit Lions - ImposterCauster Miami Dolphins - SageBow New York Giants - Monda Oakland Raiders - caesari Houston Texans - Jieret Seattle Seahawks - paperllamasunited Kansas City Chiefs - SageBow Dallas Cowboys - neovenator250 Green Bay Packers - caesari Pittsburgh Steelers - smckenz3 Atlanta Falcons - Jieret New Orleans Saints - neovenator250 We are back with picks 4-6. Sorry for the delay, it has been hard to coordinate with the website being down. We will try to move quick and make up ground. Be sure to check out how our first 3 picks graded out and vote on picks 4-6! Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette Make no mistake about it, if trades were allowed the Jags would not be picking at #4. The three biggest needs that the Jags have are offensive line help, a quarter back, and a running back. This is a relatively weak offensive line class, there are no QBs that I project as long term starters, and I generally do not like drafting running backs this high. But forced to pick in this spot, the Jags will take Leonard Fournette. Fournette was a man among boys 2 years ago, which is saying something considering he plays in the SEC. Many thought his Junior year would be his Heisman year, but a nagging ankle injury and coaching turmoil limited his effectiveness as he took a huge step backwards. But make no mistake, Fournette is a great prospect. He is huge, fast, and runs with a lot of power. In 2015 he led the nation with 83 broken tackles. He isn't going to make many people miss, but he will make a lot of people wish that they did. He doesn't have very much experience pass blocking, but when he does stay in to block he graded out with 97% efficiency. The other biggest knock on him is that he isn't a receiving threat, but neither are very many of the other true workhorse backs in the NFL. I do not believe that Blake Bortles is the answer at QB for the Jags, but I also don't believe that the answer is in the 2017 draft. Giving Bortles a workhorse running back who can help carry the load offensively, along with the other weapons at his disposal in Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson will let the 2017 season show once and for all if Bortles can be "the guy" for the Jags or if 2018 is the season to move on. ~ Pick made by HAFFnHAFF Tennessee Titans DE Solomon Thomas, Stanford Coming off a disappointing season with the injury bug hitting us, now we could add some very good players at the top of the draft. Could've pick some better players than him but this a position of need, this a player that has a very good combination of Muscle, Speed and Motor-Skills. Having Thomas learning from a 2 time DE Pro Bowler Jurrell Casey and having a chance to start since DE Karl Klug might still be on the Injured Reserved to start the season, he probably show that he could be dominant just like Casey and could add to pressure that Casey applies to most QBs, plus he adds some more depth to our DE situation with us having lots of inexperienced players at that position. ~ Pick made by GK12303 New York Jets SS Jamal Adams, LSU - My ideal/realistic 3 picks for the Jets are Adams, Fournette, and Hooker, and with just one of them being left it makes this pick easy. Adams is as sure as a bet at the safety position as we'll probably see. He's fast with amazing instincts, hits hard, and the chatter amongst LSU players in the NFL is that he might be the best DB to come out of LSU in a long time - and that list includes players like Tyrann Mathieu and Patrick Peterson. In addition to all that, he's a leader for the defense on the field, something which the Jets are currently sorely lacking, and Jets coach Todd Bowles is a defensive coach with a heavy focus on the secondary. This pick would likely facilitate a Calvin Pryor trade but rumor has been that they've been looking to move him for a while. While it is a bit strange that the Jets haven't used a first round pick on offense since Mark Sanchez in 2009, the top end of this draft is stacked with defensive talent and taking one of (IMO) 4 blue chip prospects, all of whom play defense, is the best move for the team assuming one of those falls to them like in this scenario, and would likely significantly improve the Jets defense in 2017 and beyond. ~ Pick made by Jumbo What do you think? How did our guest pickers do? Drop a line in the comments and be sure to head to this link and grade each pick. We will be back tomorrow with picks 7-9!
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    Fun Belt pls

    Fun Belt pls
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    Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 2019 Record: 5-8 (4-3 ACC) 4th in the ACC Coastal 2019 was a year of growing pains down in Atlanta. The Touchdown Duo of Josh Beckett and Anthony Swanson finally got their time in the spotlight and played above standards, with Swanson earning the ACC Offensive Freshman of the Year. Woes in the running game bogged down the offense however, and Georgia Tech struggled to a 5-7 season record, including an embarrassing loss to rivals Georgia with bowl eligibility on the line. Fortunately, they Jackets were one of four teams with losing records to play in a bowl game. Unfortunately, the Jackets dropped yet another bowl game to an AAC foe, this time being UCF. While the offensive side of the ball gets older in most positions, a few key departures on the defensive side could make for another nervy season. Notable Losses: RB Victor Hill 5-6 221 (Sr) Loyola (Shreveport, LA) 3.5 of 3.5 [Power] OG Daniel Lujan 6-6 272 (Sr) Seminole County (Donalsonville, GA) 4.0 of 4.0 [Pass Blocking] C Charlie Millard 6-3 271 Sr J.S. Clark (Opelousas LA) 3.5 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking] ILB Devin Aguilar 6-2 237 (Sr) Lee Academy (Clarksdale, MS) 4.0 of 4.0 [Mike] CB Sean Benson 5-10 178 (Sr) Bayou Academy (Cleveland, MS) 4.0 of 4.0 [Zone Coverage] FS Steve Williams 6-0 201 (Sr) Hunter-Kinard-Tyler (Neeses, SC) 4.5 of 4.5 [Man Coverage] FS Bradley Vaughn 41791 224 Sr Durant (Durant MS) 3.5 of 3.5 [Man Coverage] K Clyde Smith 5-8 207 (Sr) Elkins (Elkins, AR) 4.0 of 4.0 [Power] Offensively, losing Victor Hill isn't huge in the sense that he wasn't a large part of the normally pass-heavy Yellow Jackets; however, losing an experienced play like Hill and replacing him with the young and inexperienced Bob Squires cannot possibly be any better. Losing two members of the offensive line also hurts, although Ronan Messina will be able to slide over and fill in for Lujan. The big losses come on the defense, where the Jackets lose their top cornerback in Sean Benson, their top safety-turned-third cornerback in Steve Williams, their starting free safety in Bradley Vaughn, and the lynchpin of their defense in Devin Aguilar. Aguilar and Benson in particular were huge contributors to a solid defense, and the defense will show some growing pains with subpar replacements. Smith was a decently reliable kicker, but the Jackets do have five other kickers to fill in (none with the power found in Smith's leg, however). Notable Returners: QB Josh Beckett 6-3 211 (So) Manchester (Manchester, GA) 4.0 of 5.0 [Pocket] FB Anthony Langley 6-1 219 (Jr) Crestview (Crestview, FL) 4.0 of 4.0 [Pass Blocking] WR Anthony Swanson 6-0 229 (So) Schley County (Ellaville, GA) 4.5 of 4.5 [Target] TE Jahmir Rolle 6-1 216 (Jr) White Hall (White Hall, AR) 5.0 of 5.0 [Receiving] OT Victor O’Connell 6-7 271 (Sr) Pope (Marietta GA) 4.5 of 4.5 [Run Blocking] OG Ronan Messina 6-7 312 (Jr) Loganville (Loganville, GA) 4.0 of 4.0 [Run Blocking] OT Dylan Vaughn 6-4 269 (Sr) West Monroe (West Monroe LA) 4.0 of 4.0 [Pass Blocking] DE Josh Fenton 6-0 251 (Sr) Calhoun Falls (Calhoun Falls SC) 4.0 of 4.0 [Blitz] DT Tasura Lesa 6-6 303 (Sr) Athens (Athens AL) 4.0 of 4.0 [2-Gap] DT Noel Oliver 6-1 287 (Jr) Calhoun Falls (Calhoun Falls, SC) 4.0 of 4.0 [1-Gap] OLB Julian Tolbert 6-2 221 (Sr) Calhoun (Letohatchee AL) 4.0 of 4.0 [Coverage] SS Victor Browne 6-2 183 (Sr) Minor (Adamsville AL) 4.0 of 4.0 [Man Coverage] What will make the Jackets scary this year is the offense. Beckett and Swanson were rumored to have spent the entire summer together to strengthen an already powerful connection, and the tandem will be ready to show that off this season. Rolle returns as a solid option underneath once again for Beckett, and three outstanding members of the offensive line will be able to give Beckett all the time he needs to make an impact. All-ACC selections Josh Fenton and Tasura Lesa will look to wreak havoc on offensive lines for the last time together; the tandem combined for 21.5 sacks last season. Tolbert and Oliver round out some needed experience in the front seven, and Browne looks to be the captain of a weakened secondary, though his impact will be needed after accounting for two interceptions last season (both returned for touchdowns). Potential Strengths: Pass, Pass, Pass - Few quarterbacks in the conference were as productive as Beckett, with the former freshman throwing for 3,631 yards (2nd ACC) and 24 touchdowns (5th ACC). His receiving corp remains mostly the same with the exception of Alexander Bundy being redshirted and Victor Hill graduating, meaning we should hopefully see Beckett complete more passes and throw less interceptions (his 15 were topped only by Kyle Jefferson). The experience offensive line will give Beckett more than enough time to find some openings, meaning this passing attack could be a lot deadlier than in previous years. Pass Rush - This is pretty much a given, with the defense returning the top two players in sacks recorded last season. Fenton was a beast off the edge, racking up 10.5 sacks and 36 tackles, while Lesa was a monster up the middle, picking up 11 sacks and 34 tackles. Noel Oliver should see more playing time this season, adding potentially another big body to this bulldozer of a pass rush. Offensive lines in the conference haven't gotten that much better, so expect Fenton and Lesa in particular to do their thing and hopefully sway games in favor of Georgia Tech. Potential Weaknesses: Run, Run, Run - For as good as this passing game is expected to be, the running game will be the complete opposite. Victor Hill wasn't great running the ball, only seeing 211 carries and getting 771 yards and 5 touchdowns off of them. Bob Squires will not be any better at picking up yards on the ground. Squires is a pretty big step back from Hill, and that's saying something. Tech should pull a 2019 Syracuse and turn to their fullback, Anthony Langley, to carry the load, but the ground game will still be another weakness yet again in what needs to be a year of improvement for the Jackets. Cutting Corners - Losing Sean Benson hurts, and when your best replacement is sophomore Dwayne Lloyd, you're going to run into some problems. When you're second cornerback is actually a free safety, you're going to run into some more problems. Tech is not deep at corner, and they're not very talented there either. With Josiah McCray, Adam Coles, and Sean Spaczek on the schedule, the defense is going to be scorched. The skill at safety isn't that great to cover for the corners, even if Browne is one of the better strong safeties in the conference. The pass rush might force a few bad passes here and there, but if they're unable to make an impact, Georgia Tech is going to see the ball fly. 2020 Schedule: Week 1: Georgia State (Atlanta, GA) Week 2: at Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL) Week 4: at Clemson (Clemson, SC) Week 6: North Carolina (Atlanta, GA) Week 7: Wake Forest (Atlanta, GA) Week 8: at Miami (FL) (Miami Gardens, FL) Week 9: at Virginia (Charlottesville, VA) Week 10: Virginia Tech (Atlanta, GA) Week 12: Auburn (Atlanta, GA) Week 13: Pittsburgh (Atlanta, GA) Week 14: at Duke (Durham, NC) Week 16: Georgia (Atlanta, GA) The Jackets are blessed with 7 home games, but they certainly won't come away with a perfect home record. Pittsburgh, Auburn, and Georgia seem slightly out of reach, though the rest of the home slate should be very manageable, with games against the always struggling Wake Forest and a rapidly declining North Carolina team on that slate. Virginia Tech loses a lot from last season, so that should be a strong rivalry win for the Jackets, and Miami both loses a lot and has a lot of young talent. I foresee wins against Georgia State, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Miami (FL), Virginia Tech, and Duke. Tech should fall against Alabama, Clemson, Virginia, Auburn, Pittsburgh, and Georgia, meaning the Jackets should finish at 6-6 (5-3 ACC), good enough for 3rd in the Coastal. Best Case Scenario: The pass rush more than makes up for the secondary's woes, and Langley gets put in at running back and adds a very important element to the offense. Georgia and Virginia are overcome by strong passing performances and a powerful pass rush, and the Jackets pull off upsets to finish at 8-4, still 3rd in the division. Worst Case Scenario: The running game goes nowhere, and the offense becomes too predictable for teams with above average secondaries. Evan Grant runs into a weaker linebacker corp and tears off huge chunks of yards in another upset of an in-state team, and Duke's thriving expected aerial assault from Kyle Jefferson burns a subpar secondary, leaving the Yellow Jackets at 4-8, actually looking worse than they did a year ago.
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    This meme will never get old. I'm gonna go and read that thread again right now.
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    I ship it Okay, but for some actual commentary: Georgia Tech looks like they could be very boom-or-bust. Lots of teams in transition on their schedule, and having a dynamic passing attack gives them a puncher's chance. Not expecting a lot from them, but it's the Coastal so...
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    Here's some more OL stats for you: Average starting LT: 88.5 overall rating, 3.87 years pro, 69% are pass blocking/31% are run blocking, 44th pick Average starting LG: 84.9 overall rating, 2.97 years pro, 59% are pass blocking/41% are run blocking, 58th pick Average starting C: 82.5 overall rating, 3.00 years pro, 65% are pass blocking/35% are run blocking, 84th pick Average starting RG: 84.5 overall rating, 3.74 years pro, 50% are pass blocking/50% are run blocking, 75th pick Average starting RT: 84.0 overall rating, 3.06 years pro, 55% are pass blocking/45% are run blocking, 73rd pick
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