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What is the Best & the Worst NFL Stadium that you have Been to?(Building)
Chatters, this one is for you. Which stadium is your favorite?
As a Miami fan what is the best realistic WR duo I should hope for going into next year from FA and the draft..... Wallace and Patterson?
Wallace and Patterson - that would be an insanely good combination, especially if they added or kept a couple of good dink/dunk WRs to go along with those two.
Megatron = 8 years, $132 Million, $16.5 mil/yrWallace = 5 years, $60 Million, $12 mil/yr
Megatron is better than Wallace but let's not use contracts to prove that. After all, there are lots of players getting paid big dollars who aren't worth that kind of cash performance-wise.
What would the Eagles take from the Chiefs for Foles? I have to think that third rounder is more than enough, right?
In many years, that might be enough but this year's draft and QB FA class are such that Philly might be able to command a second round pick, at least in theory.
Tyler Bray has 2 things you can't teach...A strong arm and accuracy. Wht isn't he getting more love? Maturity issues, quickness?
Maturity issues have to be part of it. The way the Vols didn't maintain their poise also has to be on the minds of scouts, although some (if not a lot) of that has to fall on Dooley.
Hey kc, I've seen a bunch of pass rushers being mocked in the 1st round, do you see any 15+ sack potential
Just got through breaking down some tape of Dion Jordan and was really impressed with his pass rush technique. Could see 15-sack potential out of him in the right situation.
Hey KC!!! What value do you have on Browns DT A. Rubin??? I think my Browns can get a 2nd round pick out of him, and get a D-lineman better fit for the new 3-4, in Round 1(Which is a switch I "strongly dislike") and a TE or WR in the 2nd round.
He's an impactful DT but the draft is so chock full of quality D linemen that his trade value would have a cap that is probably lower than a 2nd round pick. What don't you like about the 3-4 switch?
do you think that Jason worilds and steve mclendon are good enough to replace james Harrison and casey Hampton?
They are good enough to replace the 2012 versions of those players. Are they good enough to replace the 2010 versions? Not so sure, but do have a lot of faith in Worilds.
I think it's inevitable the Giants pick a LB in the first round, simply because no one thinks they will. That being said, what position do you think they'll go for?
It'll likely be front 7 and LB makes a lot of sense. Might have been Ogletree before the recent issue.
Now that Bill Polian is part of the media, does that mean that everything he says is wrong and has no value, as he has long contended?
Ha. I'll say this about Bill's ESPN Insider material - it's a must read for me. The man is one of the best personnel chiefs in NFL history and his work shows it.
KC, I haven't heard anyone mention this but could a Harvin for Revis work for both teams? If not, who says no?
Harvin for Revis - now that's a trade that could make sense on both sides of the deal. The Vikes get a badly needed CB and the Jets get a short-range playmaker. And we all get something very interesting to talk about!
Will the Giants return to the top of the AFC East?
They could have returned last year if not for consistency issues. Given the situation for all of the other NFC East teams, it would not be a big jump to get them back to the top.
Hi KC, the Dolphins plan to make Mike Wallace their top target this offseason: good idea or bad idea?
Very good idea. They need a vertical WR in a big-time way and Wallace still has the wheels to be one of, if not the, top vertical WR in the league.
When in the draft do you think the steelers should address the WR and RB position? Any players that jump out?
I'll be taking a look at RBs more closely in the next week or so, as there look to be some underrated prospects at that position. As far as WRs go, Patterson is by far the best but for later round consideration, keep an eye on Stedman Bailey. He's got much better skills than he is being given credit for.
How much value do you put in the combine, can it ever drastically change your opinion on a prospect?
The value of the combine is in showing how players handle pressure. If a player doesn't do well in interviews or gets the jitters in doing some of the drills, that can significantly impact his draft value. To say it another way, it can hurt value a lot more than it can help value for most players.
To answer your question KC....IMO...the Browns dont have the linebackers or FS to play the 3-4. Jackson is our best LB. Sheard WAS our best pass rusher, but, by switching you are going to basically reset his progress back at least a year. I believe Cleveland needs to target LBs Brad Jones and Erik Walden. Both have played in the 3-4 with GB and have proven they can succeed.
Sounds like a solid plan. Agree that Cleveland doesn't have the horses to run a 3-4 right now.
Would the potential Revis for Alex Smith trade work financially? and if so, wouldnt it make the most sense out of many possibilities? and if not a trade for Alex Smith, then for one or two of San Francisco's many draft picks?
That's two interesting trade targets for Revis. The Smith deal could probably work (if memory serves right, it might take some financial wizardry by NY). Issue would be if NY is truly ready to throw in the towel on Sanchez.
KC, I have been watching a lot of film on Oregons Dion Jordan! And I think he is the the best defensive player in this years draft? He is just an explosive athlete. Whats is your take on Jordan?
Just broke some tape down on him earlier today and really liked his pass-rush technique. He's not just relying on physical skill and that is a big plus.
If Bo Jackson would have stayed healthy? Do you think he would have been one of the best RBs of All-Time?
Bo was the only running back I've ever seen who, when he got the handoff and headed towards the corner, would cause the entire crowd to gasp in anticipation of if he would win that race to the corner. My dad told me the only other player he ever saw have that impact was Gale Sayers. That's good company and says Bo could have been a HOFer if he had played for just a short time longer.
Did you mean Foles for KC's second? Or if they deal him to another team?
For that second round pick, it might be a bit much because it's almost a first round pick. What they might have to do is have the Chiefs throw in an extra later round pick and the Eagles throw in a extra pick that is a round earlier to help make up for the 2nd round pick value.
Is this a good steelers draft: round 1: dion Jordan, round 2: eddie lacy, round 3: cobi Hamilton, Round 4: Duke Williams
Impact pass rusher, good inside runner, solid vertical threat and a prospect at safety. Sounds like a winner of a draft!
Who should the chiefs draft with there 1st pick a qb like geno or a o linemen?
Smith just isn't a good enough prospect to take with the number one overall pick. They may have to go with an OL unless they can trade down, although a trade down might not generate as much interest or value as it would in past years given the lack of a number one overall impact player.
Chicken/Egg type of question. Assume AZ can substantially upgrade at QB or OL, but not both. Does a much improved OL give Kolb a chance to be good enough, or does a higher caliber QB (assume one could be obtained) handle the OL deficiencies well enough to return an NFL-caliber offense to the desert?
Few QBs can deal with poor O line play and even fewer can deal with the abysmal play by Arizona's O line last year. The Cards should upgrade the O line first and see if Kolb can give them the type of performance they expected when trading for him.
Opinions vary widely on Andy Dalton. He had solid statistics last year, so should I sell high on him in my dynasty league now?
Dalton is a really good QB but from a FFB perspective, he has something of a ceiling in that Bengals offense. As long as you can project a top 10 caliber QB to replace him, make the trade.
Big fan here. Follow all of you FF and NFL insight. How much work do you do on CF and incoming rookies? Love to know you think might look like a special incoming rookie the Raiders should target with #3 pick. THanks!
Thanks for partaking in the chat! I actually cover CFB on a weekly basis for ESPN Insider and also will likely be writing 4-5 NFL Draft articles. For Oakland, if they can get Lotulelei like Mel Kiper's most recent mock draft says they can, that would be a special pick, indeed.
With the steelers possibly implementing a zone blocking scheme, which RBs in the draft would be good fits?
Ball looks to be a good one-cut and get upfield type of player. Also like Johnathan Franklin's ability to fit in that type of scheme.
there's been a lot of talk about chance wormack being the best player in the draft. given his position, what's the highest you would consider taking him? Do you see a fit in san diego?
The odd thing about the Alabama O line is that they all graded out a bit lower than what I expected them to grade out when reviewing the Tide's run game. Having said that, quality O linemen are getting harder and harder to find and that makes Warmack a good fit for the Chargers.
Would Laron Landry be a good fit for the Buffalo Bills? Do you think he is worth the $ he may be asking for?
IMO, the Bills defensive issues have to do more with their front seven than they do their secondary. Landry could be a good fit at the right price but the draft also has a lot of quality S prospects, so Buffalo has another option if the price is too high.
Do you see an TE's in the draft that the steelers can get if Miller isn't ready for week 1?
Ertz and Eifert are both very good TE prospects. Also like Levine Toilolo as a deeper round prospect, as he could be just as good as Ertz and Eifert.
Now that the Raiders have a new front office...how long do you think it might take them to build the Raiders into a contender like in Green Bay?
Well, to be like Green Bay, the Raiders would need to draft the next Aaron Rodgers. Since that doesn't look to be happening, they might have to settle for trying to be a playoff contender at first.
SETTLE their arguement! Who is the best CB in the NFL? Darrelle Revis or Richard Sherman?
The hard part here is that Revis was injured last year. A healthy Revis is better than Sherman and has done things Sherman has yet to do (more picks, posting tremendous YPA when targeted 100+ times). In the end, I'll take Revis as long as he is healthy.
Sherman still have at least 2 years to prove something AND do it WITHOUT Browner. Revis didnt have another quality CB to help him. JMO.
Another vote for Revis.
Who is considered once the dust settles better at their respective positions Bill Belicheck or Tom Brady? Not necessarily which one would do better without the other but more against their peers?
It's tough because Belichick has the long history of being a dominant DC and Brady, no matter what he does, cannot catch up with that. Belichick would have to win out because of that.
What do you think of the browns and how far they are from being a perennial playoff contender with serious aspirations for the super bowl and are we headed in the right direction?
The ownership change could be huge, as this new group seems to place a very high value on winning (which is something that not every ownership group does). They have plenty of parts in place and just need to get more offense. Put it this way - it would be a surprise if Cleveland wasn't in the postseason in 2-3 years.
What is a good trade option for the jets in trading tim tebow and does eddie lacy's Knee effect his draft ranking
Any injury could impact a draft ranking - it just depends on what teams think about the injury. A good trade option for Tebow is any team willing to give something of value for him. His value at this point might be as low as it has ever been.
Could the steelers double dip at WR by drafting cobi Hamilton in round 3 and ace sanders in round 5 or are there too many needs for them?
Probably too many needs for them to do that, but they could consider Sanders as more of a punt returner and justify the pick for that reason.
9ers are stacked across the board, what do you upgrade? D-line we all know is the one place to start, but most of their cap is invested in defense. Is it time to start spending on the other side of the ball also??
Wide receiver, wide receiver, wide receiver. It's hard to threaten defenses with tight ends and dangerous possession wide receivers. They need someone who can stretch the field and make teams fear CK's downfield throwing.
As a fellow Browns Backer.... I'll settle for a single playoff game right now. Baby steps my friend...baby steps.
Good way to put it!
I been hearing a lot about how Matt Barkley will be a horrible QB in the NFL because of recent failures by other USC QBs such as Mark Sanchez/Matt Cassell/Matt Leinart and even Carson Palmer. What can you tell people to stop them from thinking that way? Or do you think they are right?
Well, I wrote a sidebar article for ESPN The Magazine recently that illustrated how Barkley's woes are overblown.
What is the blueprint for the steelers this offseason to make a postseason run next season?
Get their offensive personnel to fit what Haley wants to do with that offense. It's going to take changes at WR, a more impactful RB and maybe some O line help. That and a pass rusher and some safety help. In other words, it might take a year or so to get this team back to strong playoff contention.
Trent Richardson. Assuming that The Metrics take his team's OL, QB, etc, into consideration (although perhaps not injuries), did he meet, exceed, or fall below expectations for his rookie season?
He met expectations among most FFB owners and he was at times a very good RB. The O line did play below expectations and the lack of any impactful WR helped teams concentrate on stopping the run, so that didn't help him. All in all, I had him as meeting or slightly exceeding his expectation level.
"As you wiiiiiiiiiissshhh!" I'm a bit enamored withe Jarvis Jones and Geno Smith (at the right price). Can you speak a little about what makes them intriguing or worrisome? THank you!
Not worried much at all about Jones, at least from a "does his college game transfer to the pros". A bit more worried about Smith from that perspective, as that Holgorsen system is ready-made for CFB success.
T-Rich did exactly what most Browns fans thought he should, would, and could do. I look forward to seeing him in Brown and Orange for years. Just needs some better OG play.
One vote for Richardson.
Would the season have been any different for the steelers if Arians stayed?
Will put it this way - the season could have changed if they found a way to handle the Mike Wallace situation. Wallace's contract demands made that impossible in some ways and the backlash from that probably was a big factor in why his season went south last year. Not sure if Arians would have been able to correct that.
does eddie lacy's Knee injury effect his draft ranking
To clarify, it probably has but that's only based on supposition. Teams are going to make that determination via their own medical staffs. Sometimes an injury won't hold a player's value down much (Crabtree a couple of years ago) and other times it will.
Safe to say we will be seeing the read-option in Philly this year? The resigning of Michael Vick and signing of Anthony Dixon would indicate the need for a mobile QB! SN: So do you trade off Foles?
Safe to say some read-option elements will be incorporated into the Eagles offense. I signed off on the Foles trade (see this week's TFS ESPN Insider article for more details) and think there are as many as three teams that could greatly benefit from that deal.
Does Percy Harvin even deserve Vincent Jackson money 5 yrs. $55 million?
IMO, Harvin isn't durable enough to justify a huge contract, at least not one that isn't incentive-laden.
What would be your off season plan (FA or draft wise) to make the Buffalo Bills offense become a Top 10 unit? Basically who is gonna help make CJ Spiller and Stevie Johnson even more dangerous?
They need a better passing game. Whether they achieve that by a big upgrade at QB (very hard to do) or via WR upgrades, it has to happen. And finding ways to stop the run wouldn't hurt.
KC is on the clock! Where do you go? So many needs but no top QB's! Is it safe to say Reid played Foles in hopes to see what he could do as he was on his way out? Every potential job for Reid needed a new starting QB!!!
It all depends on if they can solve the QB issue before the draft. If they can't, Reid will think about going after a QB but will likely ultimately decide to build elsewhere and lean on his creative playcalling to move the offense.
which round do you see sanders commings going in the draft?
The trouble for Commings is that this draft is stocked with quality safety prospects. That and his sometimes inconsistent coverage history says that he will be likely be a 3rd-4th round prospect.
Who is your projected number one pick?
Would have to say Joeckel, not only because he's a superb O lineman but also because quality O line play is getting so hard to find these days.
Fresh off the twitter...REPORT: Sources say 49ers are HIGHLY unlikely to release Alex Smith
Niners realize they need two QBs and know Smith is good enough to get them the Super Bowl. Smart move on their part, assuming the report is true.
Well, it's been a fun chat but it's time to hit the road (got to finish up an Arizona State article that will be posted on ESPN.com tomorrow). Quick note - the TFS material is always posted on Twitter @KCJoynerTFS. Thanks again for all of the questions and I hope to see you all here next week!