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The 2014 Running Football Thread (College & Pro)
« on: February 07, 2014, 08:21:37 AM »
Yep, counting down for the combine, draft, etc

Let's start talking 2014 already!
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Re: The 2014 Running Football Thread
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2014, 12:02:39 PM »
F*ck Johnny Manziel.


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Re: The 2014 Running Football Thread
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2014, 12:06:12 PM »
http://nfl.si.com/2014/02/06/nfl-offseason-storylines-2014/?eref=sihp

of note to a few of you

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What will Texans do with No. 1 pick?
 
Burke: Take a quarterback.
 
Are we really going to have this debate for the next three months? The Texans have two dynamic receivers in place in Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins, a top-tier running back (when he’s healthy) in Arian Foster, solid tight ends, decent line play …
 
They need a quarterback. Period.
 
Look, Case Keenum’s arrival was fun for a bit and Matt Schaub was at least adequate in the past, but if this team can find its Andrew Luck — and, granted, there might not be a QB of Luck’s talent level here — it is a playoff contender again.
 
Bringing in Jadeveon Clowney is a fun thought, especially when one considers him paired with J.J. Watt. Teams that finish 2-14, though, cannot afford luxury picks. The only other real option on the table, aside from a QB pick, would be to trade down if there’s an overwhelming offer on the table. If Houston could drop a couple spots, add a couple additional high picks and still think QB, it should entertain that possibility. Otherwise, just play it smart and get a starting quarterback.
 
Farrar: Take a quarterback — as long as you believe he’s your best bet.
 
Yes, the Texans need a quarterback. And yes, new head coach Bill O’Brien will provide a hospitable environment for that quarterback. But as much as some Texans fans would love for Teddy Bridgewater to be that first-overall pick, it’s also entirely possible the team’s brain trust sees Clowney, or Jake Matthews, or someone else as the best player available. And if that’s the case — especially if O’Brien believes he can either make do with Case Keenum or find a lesser-known prospect at some point in the draft process — the Texans will be well-served to stick with their board… no matter who’s on top.
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Re: The 2014 Running Football Thread
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2014, 12:13:38 PM »
At this point, I'm almost desperate enough for the Vikes to grab Manziel. 

Almost. 

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Re: The 2014 Running Football Thread
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2014, 12:32:57 PM »
The Texans will probably get an OLB or a punter or waterboy with that first pick. You might have a shot.

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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2014, 12:13:12 PM »
Aye, 'tis only too true.  <sigh>

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Re: The 2014 Running Football Thread
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2014, 06:54:55 PM »
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Re: The 2014 Running Football Thread
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2014, 01:35:17 PM »
Very cool.  The world can always use more guys like him. 

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Re: The 2014 Running Football Thread
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2014, 07:01:57 AM »
So I'm scrolling through the dial the other day, and I come across a listing for arena football.  One of the teams in the listing was the Los Angeles KISS.  So I take a look, and there's Paul Stanley in the stands and Gene Simmons in the booth.  Yep, that KISS.  They bought an arena football team.



It was a spectacle.  They even had "cheerleaders" suspended from the rafters in cages.










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« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2014, 07:24:58 AM »
That's not 'zakly "news" since they've owned them for a while.
They* were on TV this past weekend.



* the team, not the band.  Tho I suspect Gene was on TV somewhere this past weekend.  The guy can't help it.
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Re: The 2014 Running Football Thread
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2014, 07:27:55 AM »
It's news to me!  Took me totally by surprise.
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