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  1. pumph

    [2022] Week #1 - 1 PM

    Our team is much improved, but it is going to take a while for it to come together. No panic here. Our O-Line rating was higher than what we were getting last season, and that was without Barney. We had no drops from the receiving corps. I'll take my small victories. Eventually, they'll build into ones that count.
  2. I'm really surprised you're not using Peterman pics.
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    [2022] Roster Cut Downs

    Chargers are down to 53 active (+1 IR)
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    [2022] Week #0 - Saturday Night

    Balance is the key. Toledo was one dimensional, and we weren't. I would not be down on Ciamo. He is a great back. But when he is the only thing you have to worry about defensively, and you have the talent to limit him a bit, it is going to be hard for him to get off. His numbers were not bad. But he can't outscore a team who was able to put up 411 yards.
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    [2022] Week #0 - Saturday Evening

    Your Cannons misfired.
  6. If Pittsburgh wins the AFC West, I will eat a sock.
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    [2022] Week #0 - FNF

    Over 600 yards of offense for Georgia. I know UNC recruiting was awful in the past. Did anyone check to make sure that they actually have 11 defensive players, because it sure didn't look like it tonight.
  8. San Diego State Aztecs 340.7 23.6 1
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    [2022] Week 0 Preview

    I love seeing Edmondson's stats in bold, red, lettering. He was known last year for having 3 good games, then one meh one. Let's hope he's matured and doesn't get off to a slow start. But balance is the key for me. I'm not just going to try and throw 40 times. I've got two horses in the backfield and looking to find ways to get the ball into their hands. I think this game comes down to my OL versus the Toledo DL. My line is also chock full of NFL talent. They are still a year away from really being good though. Can they do enough to keep Edmondson clean and make some holes for the running game? If so, we win. If not, it's going to be a struggle. Gabe is going to get his. But I need to hold him to that 130. Because I don't think Toledo gets 300 yards of total offense if he's not over that mark. I like my chances if Gabe runs for 130 and they throw for about 170. I don't like them if he rattles off 150+. Should be a great matchup. Too bad one of us has to get knocked off so early.
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    [2022] Week #0 - TNF

    Someone needs to come up with a good Waters - Moses - Green Wave thing for Tulane. It writes itself. Good win with them. Hopefully, the start of turnaround for the program.
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    [2022] SBI 5 Stars Recruits

    If it later comes out that arm strength is not one of his strengths, I want to trademark "Mormon Noodlecannon" now. He looks good in shorts (on paper) though. And....I might have to rethink my recruiting, if I don't have any of these players listed on my current board as targets For the 4th straight year, I'm probably not being aggressive enough.
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    Who commits where?

    Please, let me know where and what you eat, so I can avoid that. Wow.
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    Who commits where?

    Piper was listed as the default player on the interface for the top tiers, which I think lends him to being more highly visible than others. Also, he's the only G5 athlete who is an NFL-level prospect. And he's from Georgia, an area with a LOT of teams who get bonuses. And as a 4.5 instead of a 5.0, a lot of teams will find him more attainable than a 5.0, and willing to put points or a scholarship on him. As good of a guess as any for top recruit.
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    Who commits where?

    Mormon Laser Cannon 2.0 to Utah. That has to happen. Not sure where he is going, but I predict the most-recruited player Week 0 will be Aaron Piper, G5 ATH
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    [2022] Pre-Season Week #3 - MNF

    Best team in LA, confirmed.
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    Didn't want to come back to the Mountain Best?
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    [2022] Pre-Season Computer Poll

    #6? Now the season is going to feel like a huge letdown. 2023 was actually the season I always thought would be my best, and even then, I was hoping to crack the Top 15. To be preseason #6 puts an expectation on this team that even I did not expect through the most rose-colored glasses. Don't tell my team this, but I doubt we win the MWC, or even make its championship game. @Hawai'i is going to be a tough one for us. And regardless of who coaches Nevada, there is a lot of talent on that football team. Last season proved the MWC no longer has any gimmes with teams like Wyoming and Utah State reaching new heights. Nevada and Air Force both contended for playoff spots down to the wire, with Air Force making it in. Fresno landed some big-time talent in recruiting. Hawai'i has been trending upward for several seasons. Boise and Colorado State can beat just about anyone in any given week. I think people need to start taking us seriously as a conference.
  18. I love lamp. But Storm is pretty good too. Nevada #1 huh? Bump for Nephewjack
  19. My kitchen renovation started today and my house already looks like a bombed-out Bosnian shelter of some sort.  Until I find some normalcy, my evening internet usage is probably not going to be what it was.

  20. If all 4 teams made the playoffs, I do think people would react, because it's not actually possible. No knock against your Texans, but I do think that you'd have the longest odds within the division. But every single AFCS game can/should be a relative toss-up, so anything can happen. There is not a single division game on the schedule that anyone can circle as a win just yet.
  21. A big offseason of changes. Not supposed to talk about our own teams, but we had (perhaps) the most compelling offseason. Added 8 new starters and 5 new backups/future starters to the roster, and with the moves we made, and didn't make, a lot of eyes will be on us this season, though I am not expecting miracles. That's a lot of change for a young team to swallow and I expect to be much better at the end of the season than the beginning. But around the league, it's the return of some injured stars that interest me. Are they the same players they were before? I'm looking directly at you, Mr. Sowell. Pittsburgh is a compelling story. Are they a 10-win playoff contender, or are they a 6-win team that will unravel? How much of a wrecking ball will Khairi Bryant be? Will he be absolute terror the way that Tyler Jones was immediately, or will his contributions be seen in his teammates' stats more than his own? Will Matt Jones step in and have the same kind of rookie season that Tanner Bowman did, or will he struggle moreso due to a weaker supporting cast? What will happen in Kansas City, where the team has had a lot of talent, but not used it to its fullest, then instead of changing coaching approaches, changed the major contributors on offense again? Which teams are one major injury away from falling apart like the Jags did last year, or will be stricken down with a slew of injuries like the Colts last year or the Titans the year before, and how does that affect the rest of the playoff picture? Is this the year that those Titans, who have been steadily building, make that leap in the AFC? So many stories. I could write all day, and not cover all of them. I can't wait to watch them all unfold. Are you ready for some football?
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    [2022] Pre-Season Week #1 - TNF

    Me too. He's now a dual threat, showing off those running skills.
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    [2022] Pre-Season Week #1 - TNF

    Los Angeles Chargers No Injuries We win!
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    [2022] Injured Reserve

    Chargers place on injured reserve: SS Robert Shipp 5-11 204 3 Ole Miss [Zone Coverage] [0] 82 He suffered a Severe ACL Rupture in Training Camp and is Out for the Season
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    2022 Breakout Performers

    For non-first rookie, I'm going to go with Daveed Knox from the Rams. Given the starter's role in a prolific offense, I think he has the right surroundings to make a huge impact, and he's the right player to slot into that offense. I look for him to have a big year. The other guy I considered was Daniel Hobbs. Not sure how KC will use him, or even IF they will use him, but he dropped farther than he should have, has the talent to succeed, and filled a perceived need for the Chiefs. Just depends on what their offense will look like this year.