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  1. FA starts today, the draft happened. I will try not be a downer, but my NBA fandom took a ginormous hit and I'm trying to recover because sports should be fun.
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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    Yeah I mean Zac Taylor became a HC with playcaling duties with the exact same resume. But Scarangelo went to DEN with Fangio and bombed. We just don’t know. But Mcvays acolytes have had more success elsewhere than Shannys. Shanahan may be the new belicheck honestly. He just lacks a brady
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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    Ugh the good news is there's a rumor the Bears are trying to get Bill Callahan as OL coach The bad news is the rumor comes from Erik Lambert. Real rollercoaster.
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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    I don't know but I think that's a good part of Pep at this point, I don't think he's looking to play power plays. He's probably content to just be a young QB partner.
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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    Who knows. Pep is a long enough coach he can help a lot. He's been a playcaller before. And if you get Bisaccio and Marinelli you'd have 2 former head coaches on staff
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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    It is interesting, but again a wild card. Was hoping for a hail mary of getting O'Connel or McDaniel. I'm not even sure what his key beliefs are based on resume, assuming he is on the McVay tree now. We need some blocking receivers. When he was OC at MSU (not a playcaller), they had a really rough year passing but had no QB, but ran the hell out of the ball. Maybe he will bring cool run concepts and Pep will handle the pass concepts.
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    Request for mods

    woof sorry I forgot how annoying that backend is. Not today satan.
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    Request for mods

    I've thought about this a lot too. I'll check.
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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    Gotta tell ya, Breer has been soooooo off the entire search, I'm struggling to believe he's got a handle now. But maybe he's got more coaching ties than the front office stuff.
  10. Free Agency: Trevor Story - 112 career wRC+ estimated cost: $18M-22M+ Annually Pluses - Defense (while this has been very muted outside a tremendous 2019, lots of signs he should be a great 2b - he is excellent at DP depth), Power (career .251 iso) Walks (9% walk rae) Minuses - Unknown coors effects Below Avg vs. RHP (98 career wRC+, 83 last year, our division has excellent RHP) Contact (23% K rate) Josh Harrison - 103 2021 wRC+ estimated cost ($4-5M+ annually) Pluses - Contact (13% krate) Not bad vs RHP (98 wRC+) Defense (outs above average loves, loves Josh Harrison) Minuses - Inconsistent offense (career 98 wRC+) BABIP dependent no power Age of decline (34 years old) Jose Iglesias - 91 2021 wRC+ estimated cost ($2-3M+ annually) Pluses - Contact (14% krate) Defense (outs above average likes his 2b more than his SS at this age) Minuses - BABIP dependent offense Bad vs RHP (81 wRC+) Doesn't walk Donovan Solano - 105 2021 wRC+ estimated cost ($2-3M+ annually) Pluses - Slightly above average offensively Average power 96 wRC+ (counts as positive with this group) Minuses - Bad defensively unreliable walk rate, higher k rate 34 years old Andrelton Simmons - 56 2021 wRC+ estimated cost ($6-9M+ annually) Pluses - World class defense at shortstop Can backup TA Plus Contact Minuses - Horrendous offense Zero power BABIP driven offense Career 85 wRC+ vs RHP Trades: Jean Segura - 103 2021 wRC+ COST 14M + 1M 2023 buyout Pluses - Great defense at second Contact (13% K rate) Average vs RHP Minuses - Fathom says he is mopey and has bad vibes Lacks power Expensive money wise Tony Kemp - 127 2021 wRC+ COST $2.5M Pluses - Great OBP in 3 of last 4 years (STEAMER predicts .350 OBP) Career 103 wRC+ vs RHP, 130 wRC+ last year Good, versatile defense by OAA Seems like he should be cheap prospect wise Minuses - Not a strong history of reliable performance to trust any of the above aside from defense Jeff McNeil - 93 2021 wRC+ COST PRE-ARB did not see value Pluses - Career 126 wRC+ 3 years of control Career 132 wRC+ vs RHP Contact 14% kRate Walk Rate 13% Walk Rate Great defense at 2b by OAA very likely the most perfect fit possible Minuses - Bad 2021 Expensive by Prospects/talent likely Ryan McMahon - 95 2021 wRC+ COST PRE-ARB did not see value Pluses - Above average vs RHP (106 wRC+) Good power (.195 iso) Good walk rates Minuses - Bad contact (25-30%K) While excellent last year, in 2019-20 was a ground ball machine a la Leury Garcia Amazing at 3rd, but only average to slightly below average at 2b by OAA Likely requires a very strong package of talent Tommy LaStella - 94 2021 wRC+ COST $6M Pluses - Madrigal-level contact Good BB rate Good GB% career 107 wRC+ vs RHP Minuses - Bad 2021 Back injury in 2021 and struggled after Not good defensively, possibly very bad late bloomer Possible platoon bad w/ Leury Easiest way out of this appears to be Kemp trade. Best way out seems to be McNeil, but I have 5% confidence he's traded.
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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    Also we are off to a good start targeting Rich Bassacia (raiders interim HC) as ST coordinator. Hopefully he is released from his contract soon and that can be finalized.
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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    Cunningham was also an olineman. Thumbs up from me.
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    The Second Base Options (as it stands)

    I’d be more into this. Who know how they handle Abreu next year and replacing that with LH would be helpful.
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    The Second Base Options (as it stands)

    Trying to square the idea that Sox are too one dimensional corner guys outlook with the Sox should sign a one dimensional corner guy for buku bucks and trade the cheap one for the less expensive position to buy.
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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    He was a defensive passing game coordinator in DAL not offensive. He did recruit the second best QB in Missouri history though in Brad Smith. So 😍
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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    Pretty sure Belicheck is heavily involved in defensive game planning, and you did not include Shanahan who is definitley one of the best coaches in the league given his qb play.
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    Welcome to the MLB work stoppage

    Are they still talking daily? I haven't seen any news today.
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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    He does have a good rep as a teacher, may be part of a player development side Poles wanted vs just focusing on leadership or Xs and Os.
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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    Last thoughts - for once I wanted more certainty and give up a bag to get a top coach. BUT, we've talked a lot about how the bears go from one extreme to the other. Sleepy angelo to fiery, "new school" Emery. Gave Emery keys to castle and he wiles out with Trestman, hire new GM and force an experience defensive coach at multiple stops. Then go to offensive guru. They didn't let Poles age or "one org" background stop them on Poles, and Poles didn't care about what the bears have done, apparenlty, in Eberflus. But yeah, we have no idea. But he was a really good coach at Mizzou. Pinkel made his hay drafting 3 stars and putting muscle and coaching in them. He made Sean Weatherspoon, and we had a good big 12 defense, that 2007 defense was actually good. It just wasn't good enough to beat teams with 5 star offensive lineman up and down like Oklahoma/Alabama etc. Not a lot of Mizzou offensive guys to dig into. But Dave Yost was OC and went on to success at Utah State, but was fired from Texas Tech recently and signed on at FIU. I wouldn't recommend him for fields lol.
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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    The good about eberflus is while he has a marinelli background, he made a lot of changes consistently to his Defense. Again - would love to see if he can nab Patrick Graham for defense. For offense, boy. Offensively, funny stuff, he was on Eric Mangini's cleveland browns that had Daboll as OC. In Dallas, I don't see any coaches I'd like. Seriously, please no Derek Dooley as OC. Kill me. (he was with eberflus in Dallas and became OC at Mizzou) Indy? Well they just lost Sirianni. So I don't know who he's bringing. Please be good.
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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    I'm very surprised. I was good with Quinn, but was trying to face the issues he had as HC that suck like horrible game management. But I knew he'd bring a great staff in. But Eberflus? Loved what the Indy writers said about him, and I think what we WILL get is a disciplined team with him. That's big but I'd still wish we'd have looked into Demeco ryans, love how he's made a team that can't play Man work out so well, that's great coaching. Eberflus is 51, he's been on 3 NFL staffs. So he should have a good network. But this will all come down to staff. This coaching cycle sucked. We obviously hope this is a mcdermott, but we keep missing out on the can't miss coaches. I really wish we had guys offensively from the Shanahan tree, but they are so picked over now. We are looking at copies of copies. May as well see if we can find a guy to start something new. Super, super high variance. I wonder if there are any college coordinators that would work here.
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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    So Ben R officially retired. Sean Payton going to TV. Tom Brady up in the air. Who knows if that will lead to Arians to retire again. Quite a passing of the baton moment. With McVay vs. Shanahan, the Allen vs. Mahomes matches, and Burrow-Chase it seems like it won't skip a beat (vs if this happened all at once with them all joining Manning out the door)
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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    Yeah. Im totally with Leftwich here, why would you sign on long term with the guy who blamed everything on Harbaugh and then signed Jim Tomasulo and Chip Kellys 1 year tenures, but it’s amazing to me he is doing this as a relatively new HC candidate. (it makes me like him more tbh)
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