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  1. So there's this meta-discussion happening and because I pay attention to which specific people in various places are saying things at certain times, I'm interpreting a lot of the more harsh criticism of Nagy being people low key making excuses for Trubisky. This is being couched in "Trubisky has to be better but Nagy's play calling..." or "yeah but Nagy isn't running the ball enough..." So while there are elements of truth in this it's irrelevant and these are people who are only recently, reluctantly admitting fault in Trubisky because they were apologists until this week.

    For all the shit Nagy takes for his play calling (7 run plays, ignoring Montgomery, letting Cohen become a non-factor, those things are completely warranted) the fact is the receivers ARE getting open (sometimes wide open!) and Trubisky either just doesn't see them or overthrows them by several yards. He stares down Robinson and never even looks at Gabriel - who is actually doing a great job and gets open often - or Miller or whichever running back is on a route. That isn't the running game, the offensive line, "Nagy's play calling" or anything else, Trubisky is specifically and directly accountable for that. If Nagy was doing anything more than he already is to help Trubisky he would have to throw the ball for him. Or Nagy does call a run in the form of an RPO but Trubisky will read P instead of R (Nagy has mentioned this while trying not to throw Trubisky under the bus) which makes the run-pass ratio worse than it already is. There is some blame to go around but not all of it can be shared.

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  2. 12 minutes ago, ChiliIrishHammock24 said:

    Oh shit, it is?  Thanks for the heads up! 😂


    PS: ;) Check about 5 posts above yours. :) 

    LOL I didn't even see that. I just logged onto PSN last night and saw that and remembered the discussion from months ago


    On 3/12/2019 at 10:42 PM, ChiliIrishHammock24 said:

    Must.....play.....Red Dead.

    It's been at least a month since I played, and with The Show coming out, I worry I'll never finish it.

    On 3/13/2019 at 7:30 AM, soxfan2014 said:

    Just skip the show. Not enough changes to justify year-to-year purchases. Plus, people do a pretty good job of keeping rosters current in the previous year's version. By not getting it last year or this year, that's what, $104 (I take advantage of this rewards system at Best Buy my friends have where you get 20% off games) back in my pocket?

    The Show 19 is free in October if you have PS Plus

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  4. Cousins: 27/36 (75%), 233 yd, 6.5 y/a, 0 TD 0 INT 91.6 QB rat

    Daniel: 22/30 (73.3%), 195 yd, 6.5 y/a, 1 TD 0 INT 101.5 QB rat

    Those stat lines are extremely similar but it's easy to tell from watching the game which QB was better. Cousins has always excelled at that kind of empty production, even in Washington, that's how he's been able to skate by with people thinking he's better than he actually is.

  5. I was using an ancient (by PC hardware standards) AMD CPU (it was a FX-8320 I think) with a GTX 1070 and I finally quit putting it off and properly upgraded to a Ryzen 7 3800x. Man, I had no idea how much I was bottlenecking my card, I can run just about anything in 1440p at the highest settings at ~70 FPS (except stuff that's really demanding, like Quantum Break or Forza, those are low 50s unless I step it down a little).

    I want to upgrade my card but it's not a pressing need at the moment especially considering the stuff in the range to make the performance bump worth it for me is at least like $700

  6. 1 minute ago, Jose Abreu said:

    IMO, that's what we'll see next season. Much better defense and offense with slight regression but still very good (maybe 115-120 wRC+). 5 WAR. 

    He's capable of doing it, he's loaded with physical ability. He reminds me of Alexei Ramirez, he can make the most difficult plays but then he has an inexplicable brain fart on a routine play.

  7. 7 hours ago, SoxAce said:

    It's amazing to me that Mitch hasn't ran out the pocket much this season. Dude was one of the top QBs in rush yards last season. Seems like ever since he took that dirty hit and injured his shoulder that he's been timid.

    No it's not that. They are playing him to contain and leaving a nickel near the LOS to force him to make reads downfield and make those throws. If he makes those then they'd back off but so far he hasn't (TD to Gabriel notwithstanding).

  8. Obviously there was a reason the Packers cut Clinton-Dix but Packers fans on Twitter have been saying all offseason that he sucks (clearly he doesn't) and that Amos is better (debatable at best), so this makes me wonder what it is they saw. I guess because their defense was such a mess for the whole time he was there he didn't really get to play a role.

  9. Not one person from the past 10+ years who approached me with a MLM pitch that I resisted and subsequently proceeded to mock me for my "Just Over Broke" (job) or working for "massa" is wealthy now, or even still doing their MLM.

    I remember the first time I sat in on one of these obvious scams, it was Tahitian Noni, and they hyped up the product so much but the tell was instead of talking about how to actually sell this product they went right on to trying to recruit people for the downline (people who are lucky enough to get high up in MLMs get really defensive when you call it a pyramid scheme). I distinctly remember sitting through the sales pitch where they talked about the health benefits of the noni juice (helps relieve arthritis symptoms, resolves diabetes, lowers cancer risk, the moment where my inner voice started laughing is when he said "HIV" - this was the mid 2000s and the treatments they have for it now weren't common yet). They've since been sued and changed their name. Once you've had a couple friends approach you with this stuff you become attuned to it. "Hey man, I wanna talk to you about a business opportunity when I have some time" or an old high school friend hitting you up out of the blue then abruptly bringing this shit up.

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  10. 1 hour ago, Chisoxfn said:

    Mitch had that nice read to Cohen on 1st drive of the game where he used his feet too (ball hung up just enough and Bronco DB made a good play).  They haven't really leveraged Mitch's legs enough, imo. That said, online was better today. Progress still needs to be made though.  Mitch had a couple misses but I still don't see the Bears playmakers doing much either.  

    Either way...this was a huge win. I'm calling a 3 TD+ performance from Mitch next week.  

    I thought about this and after the game it smacked me in the face like a blinding light - Trubisky's athletic ability is well-known, he killed defenses last year, so now the tape is out that defenses play to contain him. You can't really do much in the way of designed rollouts either because he'll just run right into a DE and end up throwing it away. He hasn't shown he can consistently make reads from the pocket and step up and make throws when he needs to, so they're not going to stop doing it.

  11. Honestly, and this is probably an unpopular opinion, but I don't think Nagy's gameplan was all that bad. He stayed committed to the run and tried to open up the passing game, but Trubisky just isn't executing - he was last year, but he's apparently regressed back to the guy he was Week 1 of last year. Trubisky's throws really aren't even inaccurate so much as he makes throws on the money, but a second too late because he doesn't anticipate the windows he has to throw as well as he should. There's only so much Nagy can do to adjust his playcalling to compensate for that before defenses get a schematic read on what he's doing.

    I don't think I'm being hard on Trubisky, and he does deserve credit for the clutch throw to put them in FG range, but i do think if he was a great player that would be evident by now. I gave him the benefit of the doubt and defended his progress but it's shit or get off the pot time now. No coddling.

  12. On 2/27/2019 at 11:26 AM, bigruss said:

    LOL, you've got the homebrew bug that's for sure.  My brother does beer, mead, fruit liquors, and sake.  

    Have you joined a local homebrew club or go to any of the National Homebrew conferences?  My brother loves doing that, and honestly those conferences seem like a blast as it's just non-stop drinking and they get a ton of micro-brew companies to sponsor stuff.

    I just now saw this response, lol

    I made 2 batches of sake back in the spring. That stuff is really picky because the temperature really can't be higher than ~50 degrees, so it's a window of about 6 weeks where my garage is that temp range before it starts getting too hot/cold. But it's great, and I prefer the unfiltered nigorizake (I leave it yellow rather than filtering or clearing it, doesn't affect the flavor). Since then, long story short I was in the bottom of a depression spiral back in February and that was something I did to pass the time. I've got Sauvignon Blanc, Malbec, Moscato, Amarone, plum wine, mead, acerglyn (maple syrup), peach ice wine, Riesling ice wine... gonna make some Rose soon and try to make sparkling mead. Some of these are ready to drink more or less as soon as you bottle them but some of them need months to settle.

  13. 4 minutes ago, SoxAce said:


    Quite a few of us did.


    At the very least I (like a lot of others) thought it was completely baffling that Pace gave up so much draft capital to move up one space, when he literally could not get that pick wrong. Someone trades ahead of you to get Trubisky you take Watson (everyone's revisionist about Mahomes, people weren't calling him a top 5 pick) and if the other team takes Watson you end up with Trubisky. I know this has been discussed to death but still.

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