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  1. dasox24

    2021 NFL Season Thread

    Yes, for sure. In my haste of posting, I did neglect to mention Les Snead being in the same boat at Pace. However, when Snead trades draft picks, he adds Pro Bowl and/or Future Hall of Fame talent with those picks. And the Rams are built to win-now, so it makes a bit more sense to "go for it." I get that a 6th rounder isn't likely to amount to much. But the more picks you have, the better chance you have to hit on some picks. And honestly, to Pace's credit, he has a pretty solid track record with late round picks, which is about the only thing he does well.
  2. dasox24

    2021 NFL Season Thread

    This is horrendous. I've never seen a GM so careless about draft capital. What a joke. We've already traded away so many picks and we're in salary cap hell. We need draft picks for depth in the coming 1-2 years. Even something as low as a 6th round pick is not something we can afford to just give away for a month of work from a league average, non-pro bowl return man. Just put someone else back there and have them fair catch every kickoff and punt for the next month. Instead, Pace is acting in a win-now mode for a team that is incredibly mediocre and unlikely to make the playoffs.
  3. dasox24

    2021 NFL Season Thread

    Pretty sure he meant Nagy, not Trestman, based on what it says in the rest of that paragraph. Just a mistype of the name. I can't imagine anyone in this world defending Trestman's overall HC competencies. What a disaster that was.
  4. dasox24

    2021 NFL Season Thread

    Since we're only carrying 3 RBs to start the season, I think we can effectively consider the punt returner as what will eventually become the roster spot for the 4th RB (once Cohen is back).
  5. I've watched it at least 15 times... I saw a tweet where someone dubbed the radio call over the TV broadcast, which was pretty sweet, but I can't seem to find it via a quick search. I'm still buzzing from last night. Have never felt this way about a regular season game. Kudos to MLB. Now the key is to continue doing things like this, driving interest, and growing the sport.
  6. dasox24

    2021-22 NBA Thread

    Absolutely. Not that this is something you can count on, but it's another added benefit of taking the youngest player in the draft. Sometimes guys aren't done growing. Sounds like he's grown another inch or two this year, based on what they said on the BullsTalk podcast earlier this week.
  7. dasox24

    2021-22 NBA Thread

    This. 100%. DeRozan is still a good player and a 3 year deal is a fantastic length. Worst case, that contract will be tradeable by next off-season and a great expiring contract the year after. Also, to your point, it sets us up to have a perfectly tradeable asset/contract that doesn't take away from the core of the team if a star player becomes available. Hollinger doesn't account for that, but having that kind of flexibility is pretty important in today's NBA with a new star player seemingly available every off-season. Hollinger offered some fair criticisms in his article, but come on, fighting for the 8th seed and likely the 11th best team? That's just dumb. Also, if Hollinger was better at this job, he'd still be working for an NBA front office instead of The Athletic. So while I appreciate his insight into the inner workings of front office, I don't take his word as gospel.
  8. dasox24

    2021-22 NBA Thread

    I think he worded it poorly. I think he maybe meant that we owe the 2023 pick (protected) and if it doesn't convey, they it goes to Orlando in 2024. Either that, or Marks is just flat out wrong.
  9. dasox24

    2021-22 NBA Thread

    Very interesting. I was all-in on DeRozan when it was rumored as Lauri as the key piece. I like Young as a bench player far better than Lauri. And I dislike giving up another first round pick considering we already lost 2 to the Magic. But, if it's lottery protected, not as big of a deal. As people have mentioned, from a cap perspective, this sets us up to trade for a superstar if one wants to force a trade - but again, we don't have 1st round draft picks as an asset to give up until 2027. That's far less attractive to any franchise who's trading away a star player. Someone mentioned it earlier, but it would be ideal if we S&T'd Lauri for a first round pick to get back some draft capital.
  10. dasox24

    2021-22 NBA Thread

    Even if these moves don't pan out, I love it already. Can you imagine GarPax pulling off a double sign and trade for DeRozan (not that it's occurred; just the idea of doing it), or getting the Pelicans to make a quick decision on Ball so our money is not tied up waiting for them to make a decision? It's so refreshing to have a front office with some imagination and a great understanding of the nuances of navigating the salary cap/managing a roster. The days of simple, narrow thinking are gone. I love it.
  11. dasox24

    2021-22 NBA Thread

    If we were going to lose Theis, I like doing it this way. That's a big trade exception that could come in very handy.
  12. dasox24

    NFL 2021 offseason thread

    I think a trade is certainly possible if a team loses a starter to injury. GMs get desperate.
  13. Let's gooooo! Love Madrigal, but 2nd basemen with no power aren't hard to find. Plus Hernandez's option will now be picked up for $6M next year, so we have an instant replacement. Heuer has potential to be a great reliever and we saw it last year, but worth giving up to get a guy like Kimbrel. Our bullpen is absolutely ridiculous now.
  14. dasox24

    Summer Olympics Thread

    Completely agree on Ledecky. Crazy to see her race in 2 finals so close together, including the 2nd one being 1500m. 15 round-trips laps is unbelievable. The men's 4x200 relay was disappointing - from 1st to 5th in the last 50m of the 3rd leg, and then never really recovered.
  15. dasox24

    Draft Day 3 Thread rounds 11-20

    Selfishly I hope he ends up at Tennessee and fits right in as a weekend starter next year. But yeah, he seems to have great stuff. Just needs to harness his command, which is a big reason he ended up at UT - he said he liked their plan for him to do that.