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  1. Huge huge win, unbelievable performance without Ayo. Just straight up punched Michigan.
  2. bigruss

    NFL 2021 offseason thread

    What would/could we trade for him?
  3. bigruss

    NFL 2021 offseason thread

    Man I must be missing something, watching him in a few college games did not have me saying "yes, this is the guy".
  4. bigruss

    NFL 2021 offseason thread

    I thought someone mentioned us taking Mac at 20, which I think is a really big reach, he'd only be taken there because of a need, not because he's a first round grade (in my opinion). If they truly believe he's the guy, then sure invest in it. Like the guy out of A&M? Then fine, draft him in round 4/5, no problem with that. But why do we HAVE to trade for a Darnold, who is already worse (stats wise) than what we have? If we draft or trade, it needs to be a clear upgrade/long term strategy.
  5. bigruss

    NFL 2021 offseason thread

    I'm good with taking shots but we can't keep throwing critical capital at it either, because it's killing this teams overall talent level. We've gone from very few holes in the roster just 2 years ago to needing upgrades or having huge gaps at almost every single position. I don't have any problem if they take a 2nd rounder or later for a qb, do that every year and eventually one should hit. And if you find you have 2 good qbs, obviously the market is showing you'll get value back for them. But in this year, we really can't afford to trade for another qb that isn't a clear upgrade over Foles, at least not with 1st, 2nd or even 3rd round talent. If we traded a 4th for Darnold, whatever. But we need impact players at positions that are in high demand, and we don't have draft capital in abundance.
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    NFL 2021 offseason thread

    While I get that, a rookie QB doesn't save this roster and a veteran like Darnold may not even be an upgrade over Foles, so why give up a 2nd when we desperately need talent on this roster?
  7. bigruss

    NFL 2021 offseason thread

    I wouldn't do either of those, those both sound terribly overpriced.
  8. bigruss

    2021 Catch-All

    It's a word that's gotten overused, catchier than "trick" or "tip" I guess.
  9. bigruss

    NFL 2021 offseason thread

    Yea I don't disagree with this at all, ideally we would be making long term moves but unfortunately Pace can't afford to do that.
  10. bigruss

    Market/Financial Thread

    If he disclosed in his streams that this was not financial advice, and showed the research he had done but cautioned folks to do their own research to validate his or even invalidate it (many times in his stream he asks for people to do research to find holes in his logic and offer counterarguments). That seems dangerous to say that doing research and sharing it on social media is considered market manipulation, he never told people to buy the stock, he showed that he was favorable on it and walked through why. That seems super concerning to me. He was not out there doing the whole diamond hands things, he was stating he was long GME though. Definitely not saying shorting should be illegal, but shorting a stock over 100%? Sounds like a perfect spot for some regulations. I would argue that the HFs coordinated MUCH more through the events in the last few weeks than retail did, but of course the blame is on retail. Shouldn't the SEC be looking into massive volume trades of GME that was designed to bring the value of the stock down (I wish I had the links still, but folks were showing massive trades occurring at much lower prices all at steep discounts, it seemed to hint at trading mass volume in between funds to make it look like it was trading lower.). Between that and not allowing the purchase, but still allowing the sale of a stock seems to be a massive indication that funds have way too much of an advantage over retail (hint, what drove retail to rally together). https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-17/sec-data-show-359-million-of-gamestop-shares-failed-to-deliver#:~:text=Share Snafu&text=About 2.1 million GameStop shares,in so-called meme stocks. How does a HF get out of a position that they are over 100% shorted in, and in which retail is heavily purchasing and holding available shares? There are lingering questions of how shares were being covered during that time, there were more shares reported as being owned by institutions than even being issued by Gamestop, how does that add up? Again, I'm a dummy to this and maybe what we are seeing is totally legal, but it sure seems rigged and not looking out for retail. What I ask is, if we're going to go after retail with this much passion, I ask that we hold the SEC/FINRA/whatever to the same accord with institutions, but I think we all know they won't.
  11. bigruss

    Market/Financial Thread

    So what exactly did he do that was illegal? Legitimately asking as someone who isn't really familiar with those laws. And why isn't the SEC investigating the halt of buying certain stocks with certain brokers? Why aren't they investigating the short interest? Why aren't they investigating the failure to deliver stock?
  12. bigruss

    Market/Financial Thread

    Did you read his testimony? I've seen articles stating he was licensed through MassMutual but it seems that wasn't his job, so which is true? He also was not a huge pusher on social media, he had his streams but he was not pushing the short squeeze agenda, many many others on WSB and other places were doing that. Seems like this guy is being named the culprit because it's easy to, at least checkin he didn't even sell any of his shares (just some of the options) and is still holding even after the whole push. I think we're about to find ourselves in a really dangerous predicament if they go after him hard.
  13. bigruss

    NFL 2021 offseason thread

    Plus he's got an actual o-line in Indy.
  14. bigruss

    NFL 2021 offseason thread

    Yea at that price I can't believe we didn't get him.
  15. bigruss

    Bears Draft Needs

    CHI 20. Rashawn Slater OT Northwestern CHI 61. Rondale Moore WR Purdue trade CHI 83. Rashad Weaver EDGE Pitt CHI 93. Greg Newsome II CB Northwestern trade CHI 205. Kelvin Joseph CB Kentucky CHI 219. Greg Eiland OG Mississippi State CHI 224. Tre Norwood S Oklahoma CHI 230. Jonathon Cooper EDGE Ohio State