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Will the Tennessee Titans win OVER/UNDER 8.5 games? By University Stats Prof!

1. Introduction

Tennessee’s season completely turned around once they benched quarterback Marcus Mariota in favor of Ryan Tannehill.

After a 2-4 start, the Titans won seven of their final 10 games to sneak into the playoffs as the 6th seed in the AFC. Fun fact: it was the fourth straight season that the Titans finished with a 9-7 record!

In the playoffs, they knocked off the defending Super Bowl champions New England Patriots, as well as the top seed in the conference, the Baltimore Ravens. Derrick Henry ran like a mad man in those games, becoming the first player in NFL history to rack up at least 175 rushing yards in two games in the same postseason.

In the AFC Conference Championship Game, Tennessee grabbed a 17-7 lead in the second quarter, but couldn’t hold off the Chiefs any longer in a 35-to-24 defeat.

2. Offensive Position-by-Position Breakdown

2.1 Quarterbacks (QBs)

Ryan Tannehill was clearly one of the best Cinderella stories in 2019. After taking over as the starting QB over Marcus Mariota, he led the league in QB rating.

He crushed his previous career-high in completion percentage with as astounding 70.3%; his personal best was 66.4% in 2014.

During his first six years in Miami, he posted a 123:75 TD:INT mark. That equates to a 1.64 ratio. In 2019, he threw 22 TD passes versus 6 interceptions, which amounts to a 3.7 ratio. As you can see, once again he obliterated his past numbers.

The team thinks he can keep playing at that level after handing him a hefty contract. I do believe he’ll do a good job in 2020, but not at the 2019 levels, obviously.

As of now, the backup QB is Logan Woodside since Mariota signed with the Raiders. Woodside was drafted in the 7th round of the 2018 draft out of Toledo. During preseason games, he completed 46-of-76 passes (a 60.5% completion rate) for 539 yards with 4 TDs and no interception. It’s hard to tell what he can bring to the table.

2.2 Running Backs (RBs)

Derrick Henry was a true beast last year. He won the rushing title with 1,540 rushing yards and 16 TDs on the ground (he added two more as a receiver). His 5.1 yards-per-carry average is mind-boggling considering the high volume.

He didn’t slow down in the playoffs. After rushing for 182 yards in New England, he single-handedly destroyed the Ravens with 195 rushing yards. He was quieter in K.C. by accumulating 69 yards on the ground.

Few people remember how he finished the previous year on a high note as well. In the final four meetings of the 2018 season, he averaged 146 rushing yards and 1.75 rushing TDs per contest. Obviously, he followed up with a season to remember.

Henry’s numbers have steadily increased every single year since he joined the league in 2016. Now 26 years old, defensive coordinators must be getting up at night to game plan against him.

Dion Lewis was a nice change-of-pace back, even though he didn’t have a great year. At least he had NFL experience, which is not the case of the remaining potential backup backs. Both Dalyn Dawkins and David Fluellen are undrafted guys who have combined for 19 rushing attempts in the league.

Tennessee filled a need by drafting Darrynton Evans in last April’s draft. The third-rounder complements Henry’s skillset well, as Evans can spell him on passing third-down situations (a role that used to be played by Dion Lewis). Also, he isn’t great running inside the tackles due to his small size, but he is more of a change-of-pace runner who has home-run hitting capacities.

2.3 Wide Receivers (WRs)

Rookie A.J. Brown was hyped as a big-play guy, and he did not disappoint. He didn’t catch that many balls, but when he did he made the most of it.

The Mississippi product led all receivers that caught at least 50 passes with a jaw-dropping 20.2 yards-per-catch average. He scored 8 TDs, while also topping the 1,000 receiving-yard mark (he had 1,051).

Will former #5 overall pick Corey Davis live up to his draft status? It seems unlikely after watching his first three years as a pro. He raised hopes by posting a 65-891-4 receiving line in 2018, but he regressed to 43-601-2 last year. Talent and youth play on his side, though. He may not be a true No. 1 wideout, but he can clearly do the job as a number two or three receiver.

Adam Humphries is an efficient, yet not explosive player. He is good to pick up key first downs. He caught more than 70% of his targets in his final two years in Tampa, and he reached that goal once again in his first season in Tennessee.

Was he worth a four-year deal worth $36 million? Probably not, but having him as your slot receiver is a bonus. His numbers were down last year, but he will be a useful tool as a 27-year old this year.

Tajae Sharpe also made a nice contribution last year with 25 receptions, 329 yards and 4 TDs. He was a nice luxury to have on your roster, but he signed with the Vikings during the offseason.

2.4 Tight Ends (TEs)

Jonnu Smith and Delanie Walker received the most playing time at tight end.

Walker did a decent job, but father time seems to have caught up to him. After being very durable for 11 years, he stayed healthy for just one game in 2018 and seven games last year. Accordingly, the team cut ties with him as he was going to enter his age-36 campaign.

Walker’s absence gave more room for Jonnu Smith to shine. The 2017 third-rounder has seen his numbers increase every year. His 35-439-3 receiving line is nothing to write home about. He could make a jump in 2020, but don’t expect huge steps.

Anthony Firkser will be back with the squad. He doesn’t have the size and speed to become a great TE, but he does a fine job for a guy that was never drafted.

MyCole Pruitt will be the #3 TE. He has never caught more than 10 passes in any of his five years in the NFL. Enough said.

2.5 Offensive Line (OL)

Ben Jones has done a great job at the pivot throughout his entire eight-year career. He raised his game to a higher level last year by finishing at the second-best center in the NFL according to PFF grades. He’s been an awesome pickup when acquired from the Texas a few years ago.

Right tackle Jack Conklin broke the bank in Cleveland, which left a glaring hole in Tennessee. He was a very solid player, and Dennis Kelly or Isaiah Wilson will try to fill his shoes.

Kelly has received his two best PFF grades of his seven-year career in 2018 and 2019, which is a good sign. However, he doesn’t play at the same level as Conklin.

The organization figures to have a better chance at replacing Conklin adequately with Isaiah Wilson, who was taken late in the first round of this year’s draft. This guy weighted close to 400 pounds coming out of high school! He is a mauler.

The rookie needs work for both his footwork and technique, which led to uneven play in college. He has exceptional physical traits and high potential, but may not be great right from the start.

At left tackle, Taylor Lewan is a cornerstone of this offensive line. He’s been good his whole career, never receiving a PFF mark below 76.4, which is remarkable!

Rodger Saffold is the starting left guard for the Titans. He ranked as the sixth-best guard in the NFL last year; needless to say he’s been a valuable piece of the puzzle for this franchise.

The weakest link is Nate Davis at right guard. The third-round rookie struggled big-time last year.

2020 VS 2019 OFFENSE

The Titans did not make a single free agent acquisition on offense.

They lost some depth with the departures of RB Dion Lewis and WR Tajae Sharpe. The team hopes 3rd round pick Darrynton Evans can spell Henry appropriately.

The backup QB will also be weaker due to Mariota leaving for Vegas. And despite his advanced age, Delanie Walker was a decent TE, although he only appeared in seven games last year.

The biggest loss occurred on the offensive line. Seeing Jack Conklin go to the Jets hurts the team. Rookie Isaiah Wilson will do his best to hold the fort, but he is unlikely to play at the same level as Conklin in his first year as a pro.

Finally, how could we expect better production out of Ryan Tannehill in 2020 as opposed to his 2019 heroics?

In conclusion, I am tagging the Titans offense with a moderate downgrade in comparison to 2019.

Final call (2020 vs 2019): Moderate downgrade

3. Defensive Position-by-Position Breakdown

3.1 Defensive Linemen (DLs)

Jurrell Casey is a strong run stuffer, while also averaging 5.7 sacks per year over a nine-year period. He was traded to Denver for cap reasons, which will hurt Tennessee’s interior of the line a lot.

With Casey gone, the team will hand a much heavier workload to Jeffery Simmons. After missing the first seven games due to a knee injury, he showed fairly good promise as a #19 overall pick from the 2019 draft. His sophomore year will be critical.

The team will also rely on DaQuan Jones to step up his game. He is an above-average DL, whose main strength is defending the run. He only has seven sacks in six years.

The Titans lost some depth as Austin Johnson went to the Giants.

3.2 Defensive Ends (DEs) / Edge Rushers (ED)

Harold Landry played twice as many snaps in his sophomore year as his rookie season, and he doubled his sack total (going from 4.5 to 9 to lead the team in that category). He graded as the 62nd-best edge defender in the league out of 107 players. He has the potential to take a leap.

The team hopes to improve its pass rush by adding Vic Beasley, formerly of the Falcons. His numbers are a bit puzzling. He led the league with 15.5 sacks in his second season back in 2016. Since then, he has posted 5, 5 and 8 sacks.

Those are not bad numbers, but they are clearly below expectations coming from a fellow that was the 8th overall selection in the 2015 draft. Also, he is a liability in run defense. In other words, he’s been more name than game recently.

Kamalei Correa racked up five sacks despite playing 39% of the snaps. He had just 3.5 sacks over his first three years as a pro. He’s not a game breaker.

Reggie Gilbert is a role player. The undrafted guy has 4.5 sacks in three years is no more than depth.

3.3 Linebackers (LBs)

Jayon Brown and Rashaan Evans are the leaders of this group. Based on draft status, Evans is supposed to be the superior player, but that wasn’t the case at all last year.

Evans received poor marks from PFF with a 47.6 grade; he obtained spot #74 out of 89 LBs. He struggled a lot in coverage and wasn’t that great rushing the passer. He does a fine job defending the run though.

As for Brown, his 68.8 PFF grade allowed him to finish as the 20th-best linebacker in the league. His sack total went from 6 in 2018 down to just one a year ago. The former fifth-rounder will try to bring that number back up this season.

Wesley Woodyard’s career is clearly on the decline. He lost his starting job, his PFF grades are falling, he’s 34 years old and he is now a free agent after the Titans failed to re-sign him.

3.4 Cornerbacks (CBs)

Adoree’ Jackson is the team’s number 1 CB. He was the 18th overall pick from the 2017 draft. Even though he has only two career interceptions, he is still a fairly solid coverage guy. He constantly ranks among the upper tier.

Logan Ryan played almost all defensive snaps last year and he filled the scoresheet more than ever in his seven-year career. He had career-highs in tackles (113), sacks (4.5) and forced fumbles (4). He also picked off four passes, his second-best performance.

Yet, he graded as an average corner by taking the 62nd rank out of 112 CBs because of ordinary run defense and coverage skills. The Titans couldn’t meet his salary demands, so he left via free agency.

Malcolm Butler finished once again in the middle of the pack among all NFL cornerbacks last year. The Super Bowl XLIX hero has seen his PFF grades decrease in each of the past three seasons, but he still manages to intercept 2-4 passes every year. He missed seven games last year with a broken wrist.

LeShaun Sims played 30% of the snaps, while producing poor play on the field. He’s never been a good corner, but he still found a new home in Cincinnati when the Bengals signed him in March.

The Titans took Kristian Fulton late in the 2nd round this year. Many reports suggest he’ll be an average NFL starter. He is best in man coverage due to his physicality. He lost the entire 2017 season when he was caught trying to tamper with a PED test sample, where he submitted a friend’s urine.

3.5 Safeties (S)

Kevin Byard is one of the league’s highest paid safety and he deserves it. He has 17 interceptions over the last three years. In those seasons, his PFF rankings were 4th, 3rd and 10th among close to 90 qualifiers.

Byard turned out to be a huge bargain as a former third-round pick out of Middle Tennessee State. Now 27 years old, there is no reason to believe his play will deteriorate in 2020.

Kenny Vaccaro is well known among fans, even though his play is not great. He probably gets recognition due to his former first-round status, but his best PFF grade was 66.7 back in 2013. Just to give you an idea, such a mark would have yielded him the #48 spot out of 87 safeties last year. And that was his best season.

Amani Hooker played 30% of the snaps last year as a rookie. The Titans had actually traded up to secure his rights during the 2019 draft. He did a decent job, but the jury is still out about the fourth-rounder’s future.

2020 VS 2019 DEFENSE

The Titans allowed the 12th-fewest points in the league last year. Should be expect better or worse play in 2020?

Jurrell Casey’s presence will be missed in a big way on the interior of the line. Also, not getting CB Logan Ryan back is hardly good news. Overall, he was an above-average corner who was constantly on the field and has been very durable in his career.

The only good addition is Vic Beasley. I feel like he’s overrated since his sack numbers are lower than what most people think and due to poor run defense, but he still has valuable pass rushing abilities.

Based on this information, I anticipate a small downgrade from this unit.

Final call (2020 vs 2019): Small downgrade

4. Regular Season Wins

According to sportsbooks, the Titans are expected to win 8.5 games this season. Should we bet the “over” or the “under”?

Here is the methodology I used in order to answer this vital question:

Here are the results:

Estimated Probability Sportsbook Odds ROI
OVER 8.5 WINS 50.9% FanDuel -110 -2.8%
UNDER 8.5 WINS 49.1% Pinnacle +129 +12.4%

Tip: Bet UNDER 8.5 wins
Return On Investment (ROI): +12.4%
Rank: 22nd-highest ROI out of 32 teams
Minimum odds required to bet (i.e. ROI = 0%): +104

Here are BetOnline’s point spreads for the Titans’ 16 regular season games:

Note: The “Best odds” from the table above were obtained after looking at 13 well-known online sportsbooks on May 18th, 2020.

I hope you found this article informative, I've got every NFL team covered so check out my other posts! Have a nice day!

Professor MJ
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Part 3.(Reposted and edited.)

I'm reposting this as a 2020 edition of this part to my list because the original was removed and less organized. You'll notice a difference in the format cause I used to type more randomly.
459.(Cereal Company name change.)Kelloggs/Kellogg's
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2199&dat=19220411&id=RPBiAAAAIBAJ&sjid=7XgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1570,6048118&hl=en
460.(Company name change.)Bosche/Bosch
http://www.bosch.us/media/_tech/layout/images/logos/bosch_logo_english.png
461.(Chip name change.)Cheetoes/Cheetos
http://www.fritolay.com/images/default-source/blue-bag-image/cheetos-crunchy-cheese.png?sfvrsn=2
462.(Chip name change.)Doritoes/Doritos
http://www.fritolay.com/images/default-source/blue-bag-image/doritos-nacho-cheese.png?sfvrsn=2
463.(Movie name change.)Dr.Doolittle/Dr.Dolittle
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1356&dat=20010625&id=7vBPAAAAIBAJ&sjid=VAgEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6857,4715487&hl=en
464.(Company Package change.)Visine products now have lower right cut off.
https://makeupmaestra.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/visine.gif
465.(Fictional Character name change.)Brer Rabbit/Br'er Rabbit
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1346&dat=19781008&id=gG1NAAAAIBAJ&sjid=3PoDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5166,2847104&hl=en
466.(Cosmetics name change.)Wet 'N' Wild/Wet N Wild
http://beautykink.com/image/data/wet-n-wild-cosmetics-cruelty-free-not-all-vegan.jpg
467.(Perfume Logo change.)Chanel and No.5 have switched places on the bottle.
http://cdncf-au.fluidretail.net/customers/c1467/28/82/-1/36/03/2882-13603_detail/zoom_variation_NA_view_01_990x1290.jpg
468.(Band name change.)Motley Crue now has accents above the u.
http://www.metalinsider.net/site/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Motley-Crue-005.jpg
469.(Can't think of a title.)John Hancock's signature on the DOI went from the bottom right to the top center.
http://www.elcivics.com/john_hancock_signature_civics.jpg
470.(Fictional Character appearance change.)Mighty Mouse now has a darker fur tint, sounds different to some, and now has ties with Superman.
https://regmedia.co.uk/2008/05/22/mighty_mouse.jpg
471.(Candy name change.)Raisinettes/Raisinets
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1129&dat=19980708&id=uLNRAAAAIBAJ&sjid=jG8DAAAAIBAJ&pg=6754,4407273&hl=en
472.(Geography change.)Pelican Island in Galveston TX is now bigger, has a bridge, and Texas A&M University moved from it's original position to there.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/58/Pelican_Island_Galveston.jpg
473.(Famous Actor name change.)Sean William Scott/Seann William Scott
https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=site:google.com%2Fnewspapers+%22sean+william+scott%22
474.(Store name change.)The Macy's apostrophe has changed from a normal apostrophe to a star.
https://www.marketbeat.com/logos/Macyslogo.jpg
475.(Store name change.)Krogers/Kroger
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2199&dat=19470226&id=nAJGAAAAIBAJ&sjid=XOoMAAAAIBAJ&pg=5822,4268247&hl=en
476.(Real Life Quote change.)"No, I will not yield!"/"No, I won't yield!"(1991 Speech from Bernie Sanders.)
https://www.google.com/#q=no+i+will+not+yield
477.(Fictional Character appearance change.)Super Saiyan 1 Goku orange hair, red eyes./Blonde hair, green eyes.
http://b68389.medialib.glogster.com/media/cb4ae43560bfd5c68b0562083b76b1e0a7558cdc32c5eff791aa6244e512cbe9/ssj-goku.jpg
478.(Mayo name change.)Hellman's/Hellmann's
http://www.thecouponingcouple.com/free-hellmans-mayo-short-window-in-upcoming-publix-sale/
479.(Spelling change.)Ettiquette/Etiquette
https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=+%22ettiquette%22
480.(Painting change.)Starry Night's moon has gotten bigger, the town has more lights, there's less dark blue, and there used to be more swirls in the painting and less stars
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/asset/bgEuwDxel93-Pg?utm_source=google&utm_medium=kp
481.(Painting change.)Puberty has changed with the center of lighting and the huge shadow.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1e/Puberty_(1894-95)_by_Edvard_Munch.jpg
482.(Painting change.)Creation Of Adam has changed as well with what God is floating in.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/64/Creaci%C3%B3n_de_Ad%C3%A1n_(Miguel_%C3%81ngel).jpg
483.(Painting change.)Persistence Of Memory changing as well.
http://images.mentalfloss.com/sites/default/files/styles/article_640x430/public/clocks.png
Add-On: Ford logo changed again with the O being open at the top and the R and D are now connected weirdly.
http://www.car-brand-names.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Ford-emblem.jpg
484.(Reversed Reality.)Pepsi logo blue on top, red on bottom/red on top, blue on bottom
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e9/Pepsi_logo_2008.svg/1280px-Pepsi_logo_2008.svg.png
485.(Reversed Reality.)Grateful Dead logo blue on left, red on right/red on left, blue on right
http://www.thebear.org/gd.1n
486.(Can't think of a title.)Primary colors red, yellow, green/red, blue, green
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primary_color
487.(Candy name change.)Menthos/Mentos
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mentos
488.(Candy name change.)Reeses/Reese's
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1955&dat=19831218&id=c9gxAAAAIBAJ&sjid=NOQFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1869,6894046&hl=en
489.(Ice Cream name change.)Breyer's/Breyers
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1346&dat=19750528&id=1-0vAAAAIBAJ&sjid=8PoDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7007,7300128&hl=en
490.(Ice Cream Logo change.)The Baskin Robbins logo changed from simply Baskin Robbins to Baskin Robbins with 31 flavors hidden in the initials B and R.
.http://logok.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Baskin-Robbins-logo-Horizontal.png
491.(Ice Cream name change.)Soy Delicious/So Delicious
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1310&dat=20040118&id=PlNWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=uesDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6070,4111930&hl=en
492.(World change.)The sky looks different in terms of the shade of blue it shows.
http://hellowellnessmedia.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Sky-Blue-Sky.jpg
493.(World change.)Sunsets seem to have become more rare in certain areas and they seem to vary in color now.
https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/mlc-downloads/downloads/submissions/55312/versions/4/screenshot.jpg
494.(World change.)Backyards now get lots of Sun in certain areas where they rarely got Sun at all.
http://images.younghouselove.com/2013/11/Yard-Front-After-Sunlight.jpg
495.(Geography change.)Iceland is now bigger and is more populated.
http://www.maps-of-europe.net/maps/maps-of-iceland/detailed-tourist-map-of-iceland.jpg
496.(Geography change.)Area 51 has moved location from where it originally was.
http://www.thelivingmoon.com/47john_lea04images/Area_51/Wfm_area51_map_en.png
497.(Textbook name change.)Karma Sutra/Kama Sutra
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kama_Sutra
498.(Spelling change.)Surveillence/Surveillance
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1715&dat=19780617&id=MbpjAAAAIBAJ&sjid=sioMAAAAIBAJ&pg=797,16451869&hl=en
499.(Spelling change.)CheddeCheddar
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=39&dat=18600622&id=65AtAAAAIBAJ&sjid=7TUDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6398,2431209&hl=en
500.(Spelling change.)Bananna/Banana
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1298&dat=19661125&id=P-BNAAAAIBAJ&sjid=DIsDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7026,5947518&hl=en
501.(Spelling change.)Preist/Priest
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=861&dat=19130913&id=JzFSAAAAIBAJ&sjid=BzYNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1806,2022374&hl=en
502.(Spelling change.)Armagedon/Armageddon
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1499&dat=19770513&id=lT4aAAAAIBAJ&sjid=SikEAAAAIBAJ&pg=7158,1876174&hl=en
503.(World change.)Clouds no longer look puffy and fluffy, but more flat and swirly.(I don't know how to word it better.)
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/82/Clouds_(5).jpg
504.(Space change.)Mars is now smaller when it used to be about the size of Earth.
http://scienceblogs.com/startswithabang/files/2016/04/Mars_Earth_size_comparison.jpg
505.(Logo change.)The E and D in the FedEx logo are now dipping a little bit lower than the rest of the letters now.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9d/FedEx_Express.svg/2000px-FedEx_Express.svg.png
Add-On:The Chevron logo now isn't solid red or blue and certain areas are darker giving it a ribbon like appearance.
http://logok.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Chevron-logo.png
506.(Movie Prop change.)The terrorist van in Back To The Future is now a Volkswagen van instead of a Toyota van and may have also changed color.
http://www.imfdb.org/images/thumb/3/31/Back-to-the-Future-AK-47.jpg/600px-Back-to-the-Future-AK-47.jpg
507.(Car Logo change.)The Toyota logo oval going up and down is now thinner instead of the same length as the oval going left and right.
http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/logopedia/images/b/bc/AK-Service-Online-Landing-Page-Toyota.png/revision/latest?cb=20150920193206
508.(New or altered scene.)Scarecrow in The Wizard Of Oz now has a gun.
http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/wizard-of-oz/r136w5/picture1206581/ALTERNATES/LANDSCAPE_1140/Scarecrow_with_gun.jpg
509.(Music Lyrics change.)"You say tomato, I say tomahto."/"You like tomato, I like tomahto."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ3fjQa5Hls
510.(Music Lyrics change.)"I began to pray."/"I pretend to pray."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-aK6JnyFmk
511.(Movie ending change.)Bumble in Rudolph gets all his teeth pulled out now so he can't bite instead of getting one pulled out for a toothache.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuhjDr0PEaw
512.(Restaurant name change.)McDonalds/McDonald's
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1350&dat=19920513&id=UygxAAAAIBAJ&sjid=SAMEAAAAIBAJ&pg=3678,3271852&hl=en
Add-On Chevron is now spelled in blue letters instead of red.
https://www.chevron.com/-/media/chevron/shared/images/chevron-hallmark-twitter.jpg
513.(Snack name change.)Twinkys/Twinkies
http://img.ifcdn.com/images/1f942704df7cb93f21f874532c18855fa69f6cc2_1.jpg
514.(Ice Cream name change.)Haggen Das/Haagen Dasz/Haagen Dazs
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=haggen%20das
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=H%C3%A4agen%20Dasz
515.(New T.V. Show.)The Golden Girls now also has a newer show that comes after it known as The Golden Palace.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UqGqqgJTqFg/TyXiD58XdNI/AAAAAAAABjw/_mfXaDmDLqg/s1600/goldenpalace.jpg
516.(Musical Group name change.)Prodigy/The Prodigy
http://worldversus.com/img/prodigy.jpg
517.(Can't think of a title.)Animals such as buffalo, polar bears, etc are extinct, endangered, or fine in different realities.
https://www.reddit.com/MandelaEffect/comments/3q5lrl/animals_that_were_once_extinct_but_are_now_back/
https://www.reddit.com/MandelaEffect/comments/44jmjj/great_im_back_to_the_buffalo_were_nearly_hunted/
518.(History change.)Einstein doesn't help develop the nuclear bomb anymore and now just lets FDR know the Nazis were involved in working on a nuclear bomb.
https://www.reddit.com/MandelaEffect/comments/40i3i0/my_boyfriend_and_i_both_thought_einstein_helped/
519.(Music Lyrics change.)"Five golden rings."/"Five gold rings."
https://www.google.com/#q=the+twelve+days+of+christmas+lyrics
520.(Music Album change.)License to Ill/Licensed to Ill
https://www.reddit.com/MandelaEffect/comments/4s7lmp/now_this_sht_is_getting_personal_beastie_boys/
521.(History change.)We have now landed on the moon more than once.
https://www.reddit.com/MandelaEffect/comments/3u1eib/oh_my_god_im_so_glad_i_found_this_subreddit_this/
522.(Music Lyrics change.)"Chasing the clouds away."/"Sweeping the clouds away."
https://www.reddit.com/MandelaEffect/comments/4mtfok/sesame_street_theme_song/
523.(Famous Actress name change.)Kate Beckinsdale/Kate Beckinsale
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zcfsDQkAU0
524.(Natural Formation name change.)Marianas Trench/Mariana Trench
https://www.reddit.com/MandelaEffect/comments/4636t0/marianis_trench_now_the_mariana_trench/
525.(History change.)Siegfried and Roy tiger attack of 2003 happened differently in many peoples' reality.
https://www.reddit.com/MandelaEffect/comments/4evsc7/siegfried_roy_2003_incident_ending_in_death/
526.(Music Lyrics change.)"Wasting away in Margaritaville."/"Wasted away in Margaritaville."
https://www.reddit.com/MandelaEffect/comments/4fdzzh/blank_away_again_in_margaritaville/
Add-On: In The Wizard Of Oz, along with Scarecrow's gun, the lion also now has a mallet, butterfly net, and tin man is thrown in the air which is not in all our realities.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9hcXm2vr5I
527.(Book Title change.)The Diary Of Anne Frank/Anne Frank:The Diary Of A Young Girl
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2316&dat=19580320&id=P95FAAAAIBAJ&sjid=-EgDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4847,3711301&hl=en
528.(Album Cover Art change.)Frank Ocean's 2012 album Channel Orange now has a blue splatter on it.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/rapgenius/tumblr_m61qlxOiGC1qdrz3yo1_1280.jpg
529.(Lunch Meat name change.)Budding/Buddig
https://www.google.com/search?q=%22budding+meat%22&biw=1517&bih=741&source=lnms&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiQ4OCO-vXNAhVX6WMKHZfjAfsQ_AUIBSgA&dpr=0.9#
530.(Grammar change.)You leave only one space between sentences now instead of two.
https://www.reddit.com/MandelaEffect/comments/4ae1qi/typography_one_space_or_two/
531.(Geography change.)The Statue Of Liberty is now no longer located on Ellis Island and is now on Liberty Island
https://www.google.com/#q=what+island+is+the+statue+of+liberty+on
532.(Fictional Character name change.)Stay Puff Marshmallow Man/Stay Puft Marshmallow Man
http://www.extremepumpkins.com/stay-puff.html
Add-On:The Tinman now has a wrench in The Wizard Of Oz.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9hcXm2vr5I
533.(Famous Actress name change.)Faye Wray/Fay Wray
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=894&dat=19940320&id=r6BSAAAAIBAJ&sjid=nX0DAAAAIBAJ&pg=6109,2013793&hl=en
534.(Car Logo change.)The Nissan logo circle no longer surrounds the line with the word Nissan on it and now only most of it.
http://www.car-brand-names.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Nissan-logo-5.jpg
535.(Car name change.)Volkswagon/Volkswagen
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=892&dat=19861031&id=4uxSAAAAIBAJ&sjid=QIIDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6056,6686244&hl=en
536.(Famous Actress name change.)Lisa Welchel/Lisa Whelchel
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1291&dat=19851004&id=aFRUAAAAIBAJ&sjid=tY0DAAAAIBAJ&pg=3317,867970&hl=en
537.(Car Logo change.)The Lexus logo E now has a sharp look to it.
https://www.reddit.com/MandelaEffect/comments/4ry13o/wtf_they_are_changing_the_lexus_logo_now/
538.(Famous Actor name change.)Mark Hamil/Mark Hamill
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1320&dat=19830710&id=fsYxAAAAIBAJ&sjid=i-kDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6898,2980035&hl=en
539.(Different Dates of death.)John Candy's death at the age of 35 is now him dying at the age of 43.
ArtsyOwl said:"John Candy-I could have sworn he died when he was 35, but now it's stated that he was 43 when he died?"(Look him/her up on Reddit.)
540.(Music Lyrics.)"In the most delightful way."/"In a most delightful way."
LakeRat said:"Just a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down, in THE most delightful way."(Look him/her up on Reddit.)
541.(Different Causes of death.)Jayne Mansfield now dies in a car crash instead of being murdered.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jayne_Mansfield
542.(Zodiac Sign change.)Capricorn sign looks like a sea goat instead of a goat in a shell.
http://www.capricornzodiacsign.net/images/capricornsymbol-font.png
543.(Zodiac Glyph change.)Virgo glyph sign is now an angel holding wheat instead of a maiden holding a harp.
http://www.ancient-symbols.com/images/zodiac/virgo-1.jpg
544.(Zodiac Sign change.)The Virgo and Scorpio signs combined look like what the Virgo sign used to look like according to some realities.
https://www.reddit.com/MandelaEffect/comments/4fupfw/zodiac_signs/
545.(Spelling change.)Philphrum/Philprum
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philtrum
546.(History change.)The Titanic is now documented to include life vests being given to people who still ended up dying who were unable to be fully rescued as well as tons of dead bodies now documented.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqGediD9nBI
547.(Celebrity death that never happened.)Artie Lange is now alive instead of dying of a suicide induced drug overdose.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artie_Lange
548.(Fruit name change.)Pimentos/Pimientos(Both spellings exist, but pimientos is not remembered by many.)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pimiento
548.(Famous Actor name change.)Claude Raines/Claude Rains
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1977&dat=19350205&id=iiUiAAAAIBAJ&sjid=5qMFAAAAIBAJ&pg=789,3077197&hl=en
549.(Sign change.)Signs now have the slash go from the upper left to the lower right instead of the upper right to the lower left.
http://images.all-free-download.com/images/graphiclarge/no_smoking_sign_clip_art_23316.jpg
550.(T.V Show name change.)H.R. Puff 'n' Stuff/H.R. Pufnstuf(Numerous other spellings.)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H.R._Pufnstuf
551.(Urban Legend change.)In The Wizard Of Oz, not everybody remembers a bird replacing the "dead munchkin" in the movie, they remember nothing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7YhDQnaGIY (Between 20 and 30 minutes.)
552.(Famous Sports Star name change.)Charles Barkeley/Charles Barkley(Numerous other spellings.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7YhDQnaGIY (At the beginning of the video.)
553.(Hardware Store name change.)Menard's/Menards
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=799&dat=20060804&id=zM1OAAAAIBAJ&sjid=2kkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3276,3490517&hl=en
554.(Famous Singer name change.)Eddie Rabbit/Eddie Rabbitt
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1842&dat=19870704&id=4WEeAAAAIBAJ&sjid=xMgEAAAAIBAJ&pg=4946,670829&hl=en
555.(Movie Quote change.)"Release the Kraken."/"Let loose the Kraken."
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/BeamMeUpScotty/LiveActionFilms
556.(Movie Quote change.)"Paint me like one of your French girls."/"Draw me like one of your French girls."
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/BeamMeUpScotty/LiveActionFilms
557.(Cable Company name change.)Direct TV/DirecTV
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1696&dat=19940805&id=X-8aAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ukcEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6664,420003&hl=en
558.(Myth.)Bats are not blind and actually some have good sight.
https://www.nwf.org/Kids/Ranger-Rick/Animals/Mammals/Bat-Myths.aspx
559.(Singer name change.)Pink/P!nk
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1298&dat=20060429&id=PYw1AAAAIBAJ&sjid=qggGAAAAIBAJ&pg=3708,9352085&hl=en
560.(Beer name change.)Michelobe/Michelob
http://www.michelob.com/public/agegate.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f
561.(Cereal Logo change.)Lucky Charms design on box is shown to have changed a lot less than it actually has.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWmx1Br-7u0
562.(Logo change.)FOX now has a slanted F and is now narrower.
http://www.fox.com/sites/default/files/fox_logo_1.jpg
563.(Logo change.)MTV now has a sloppily written TV.
http://images.all-free-download.com/images/graphiclarge/mtv_logo_29949.jpg
564.(Logo change.)The United Airlines logos look more detailed.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e3/United_Airlines_Merger_Interim_Logo.jpg
http://logonoid.com/images/united-airlines-logo.jpg
565.(Logo change.)Do any of the VH1 logos look right to you?
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/1d/c3/f0/1dc3f0045cc5c1f8888e784472b29276.jpg
566.(Logo change.)The E and T in the BET logo are now connected.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/sites/default/files/2012/04/bet_logo_a_l.jpg
567.(Logo change.)Was pharmacy next to CVS or below it on the store?
http://cdn.fansided.com/wp-content/blogs.di229/files/2015/12/CVS.jpg
568.(Logo change.)KIA logo letters now all have parts that extend to the left.
http://www.car-brand-names.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/KIA-logo.png
569.(Logo change.)Does the Yamaha logo look off to you?
http://europaplus.com.ua/wp-content/photos/2014/09/Yamaha-logo.jpg
570.(Logo change.)New logo on Burger King is slanted and old has a different color scheme.
http://d3ri3cqgw71keo.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/burger-king.png
571.(Logo change.)Eyes of Wendy's girl look off in the old and new logos.
http://starcasm.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Wendys-old-vs.-new-mom-logo.jpg
572.(Logo change.)Does the Superman logo look off to you?
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/ea/Superman_shield.svg/1280px-Superman_shield.svg.png
573.(Logo change.)Does the Nintendo logo look off to you?
http://purenintendo.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/nintendo-logo.jpg
574.(Logo change.)The G and A in the SEGA logo are now connected.
http://www.logospike.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Sega_logo-6.png
575.(Logo change.)The old ShopRite logo is now more slanted and now there are 5 circles above the cart.
http://laborandcurse.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/shopriteold1.jpg?w=300
576.(Logo change.)Bravo logo is now Bravo inside a quote bubble.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3e/Bravo_TV.svg/2000px-Bravo_TV.svg.png
577.(Car change.)Did the front of all Jeep vehicles look like this?
http://images.newcars.com/images/car-pictures/original/2010-Jeep-Wrangler-SUV-Sport-2dr-4x4-Exterior-Front-View.png
578.(Logo change.)The font is now different on the Guitar Center logo.
http://www.brandsoftheworld.com/sites/default/files/styles/logo-thumbnail/public/0019/8106/brand.gif?itok=6_NQ4jM-
579.(Logo change.)The W has gotten shorter on the left in the Warner Bros. logo.
http://logonoid.com/images/warner-bros-logo.png
580.(Logo change.)RCA records logo now has lightning part sticking off of A.
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/2c/6c/90/2c6c9061ed686dd0873a6a9e6a391067.jpg
581.(Logo change.)The B in Blimpie.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ed/Blimbielogo.jpg/220px-Blimbielogo.jpg
582.(Logo change.)Stone Brewery logo now has devil holding up glass.
http://www.mscbhawaii.com/mscb/img/logo-stone.png
583.(Logo change.)Does the E look off in the Tier in Southern Tier Brewing?
http://www.charlottebeer.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/southern-tier-logo.jpg
584.(Logo change.)Does the I in Skittles look off or does anything else look off in the Skittles logo to you?
http://logonoid.com/images/skittles-logo.jpg
585.(Logo change.)Does the font of Starburst look off?
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7a/Starburst_Logo.png
586.(Candy name change.)Starbursts/Starburst
https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=site:google.com%2Fnewspapers+%22starbursts+candy%22
587.(Descritpion change.)Baphomet now has a crown in images that he shows up in.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a4/Baphomet.png/220px-Baphomet.png
588.(Logo change.)The White Castle logo font is now different.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e1/White_Castle_logo.svg
589.(Logo change.)The O in Coffee-Mate now has a swirl.
http://forthemommas.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/free-coffee-mate.png
590.(Coffee name change.)Coffee Mate/Coffee-Mate
http://forthemommas.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/free-coffee-mate.png
591.(Logo change.)The N looks off in the Pilon logo.
http://myjms.net/content/images/Pilon%20logo%20on%20Yel.jpg
592.(Logo change.)Cafe Bustelo now has an upright black triangle in the logo.
http://www.cafebustelo.com/assets/images/home/Cafe_Bustelo_Logo.png
593.(Logo change.)The Y looks different in the Yankees logo.
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/e3/49/34/e34934dd30526616c00360eba497ea1f.jpg
594.(Logo change.)The Chicago Bulls bull looks angrier now.
http://i.imgur.com/YAe6uTf.png
595.(Logo change.)Always five streaks of each color in the Portland Trailblazers logo?
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/74/Portland_Trail_Blazers.svg/840px-Portland_Trail_Blazers.svg.png
596.(Logo change.)Bridge looks more oblique and curved in the Golden State Warriors logo.
http://www.sports-logos-screensavers.com/useGolden_State_Warriors_2010_04.jpg
597.(Logo change.)The star at the bottom of the San Antonio Spurs logo is now bigger and is radiating more.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a2/San_Antonio_Spurs.svg/1280px-San_Antonio_Spurs.svg.png
598.(Logo change.)The Boston Celtics logo now has a different design on the shirt and a stick.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/8f/Boston_Celtics.svg/1024px-Boston_Celtics.svg.png
599.(Logo change.)Does the NBA logo look different?
https://www.google.com/search?q=fox+logo&biw=1517&bih=741&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwivrNS_v4rOAhUEyGMKHe5VALMQ_AUIBigB&dpr=0.9#tbm=isch&q=nba+logo
600.(Logo change.)Do you remember an NFL logo with a curved L?
http://www.sports-logos-screensavers.com/useNFL_Logo.jpg
601.(Multiple designs.)Do you remember the Masonic Square And Compass having this many designs?
https://www.google.com/search?q=fox+logo&biw=1517&bih=741&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwivrNS_v4rOAhUEyGMKHe5VALMQ_AUIBigB&dpr=
602.(Logo change.)The Minnesota Timberwolves logo now has a wolf with fangs.
http://mnwolves.weebly.com/uploads/8/2/3/9/8239141/2148810_orig.gif
603.(Logo change.)The Sun in the Dole logo is huge now.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/f4/Dole_Logo.svg/1280px-Dole_Logo.svg.png
604.(Logo change.)Girl in the Sun Maid logo looks different and has a huge bonnet.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7d/Sun-Maid_Logo.jpg
605.(Logo change.)Have the boy and dog in the Cracker Jack logo changed to you?
http://media.shopwell.com/product/9999715405_full.jpg
606.(Logo change.) The Universal logo has a planet in it. All that needs to be said.
https://www.google.com/search?q=universal+logo&biw=1517&bih=741&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiClPSj1orOAhUO72MKHYEuCwYQ_AUIBygC&dpr=0.9#imgrc=Gumgp7mhoj6g0M%3A
607.(Logo change.) The Discovery channel logo has a planet in it. All that needs to be said.
https://www.google.com/search?q=universal+logo&biw=1517&bih=741&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiClPSj1orOAhUO72MKHYEuCwYQ_AUIBygC&dpr=0.9#tbm=isch&q=discovery+logo
608.(Movie Ending change.)There is now a ghost at the end of The Elephant Man.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Elephant_Man_(film)
609.(Flag change.) The Coat Of Arms flag from Spain no longer has a red triangle pointing from the center.
http://static.donquijote.org/images/culture/spanish_flag2.jpg
610.(Movie Quote change.) "That's not a knife, this is a knife."/"That's not a knife, that's a knife."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWl8EbNN8NM
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2017 NFL Uniform Analysis - Part 1

---INTRODUCTION---
Welcome to the first stage of the NFL offseason. That means 2017 season recaps, mock drafts that are WAY too early, and shit posts like uniform rankings/analysis. I’m well aware of the overabundance of uniform rankings online, but most of them are low effort, click-baity slideshows where they have two or three sentences "explaining" their reasoning. This series is different because I plan on explaining in detail what makes a good NFL uniform and what typically doesn't work.
Obviously this is only my opinion and I welcome discussion to why you like or dislike a specific uniform. If you also enjoy uniform talk then I highly suggest checking checking out uni-watch. I also understand that most of us have an emotional attachment to some of our teams uniforms. Why wouldn't we? So sometimes this becomes a heated topic.
Now because uniforms are a combination of design and fashion I think it’s much more productive to rank them in categories instead of a straight numbering system because it's so subjective. I’ve grouped 32 teams into 6 categories of awful, bad, close, good, great, grand and wonderful. Some categories will have more teams than others.
I will group them based on the belief that football uniforms should be bold, clean, and most of all - structured. Due to the extremes in player body types football uniforms are very unique. You should be making something that looks good on a 5’9” 180 pound cornerback and a 6’5” 320 pound offensive lineman. This is one of the reasons I feel like football jerseys are so popular with fans because they’re supposed to look good on all body types.
These rankings are 99% based on standard home and away uniforms. If a team has awful color rush jerseys I won’t hold that against them because it’s something that is forced on them by the league. It actually hurts a team in my rankings if they have a better color rush jersey than their standard jersey (Example: Bengals) because it shows that it takes an outside force to make your team look presentable.
Now onto the analysis.
---THE AWFUL---
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
The first thing people will point out when they talk about how bad the Bucs uniforms are is the alarm clock numbers. Nike says they are supposed to be a nod to swords, but I don’t see it. It’s bad, but it’s not the worst part of the uniform.
The worst part is how many different colors Tampa Bay uses. Pewter, red, orange, black, AND silver. There is a reason most teams have two colors and that’s because it creates an easily identifiable brand and look. With this many colors there is no way the uniform wouldn't look like a cluttered mess. Red and pewter is all the Bucs need and if they want to keep silver as a accent color cool, but the orange (a nod to the creamsicle uniforms) has to go along with the gimmicky reflective numbers and the random black outlines that should have died with the old Lions uniforms.
On top of all this the uniform is littered with patches of different logos on both shoulders and pants. This is a clear sign of a uniform being designed by several committees. You already have the biggest logo of any NFL team on the side of your helmet. I don’t need to see more logos all over the player to know who you are.
I don’t expect this look to last long and for Nike to take another shot soon. Which I would be really excited for because the Bucs have a unique style and a great logo.
CLEVELAND BROWNS
Uniforms are supposed to represent your team like a flag is supposed to represent your country, state, city, or nautical intentions. They are a symbol of your team. The key words here are symbol and represent. The Browns and Nike decided to skip all that and just go with the most literal uniform they could have besides dressing head to toe in brown (so close).
“HEY WE’RE THE CLEVELAND BROWNS. YOU KNOW DIS BECAUSE OUR CHEST SAYS CLEVELAND AND OUR LEGS SAY BROWNS. GET IT?”
Putting a giant CLEVELAND on the chest is not only obnoxious with the elongated stripes leading to it, but it also pushes the numbers down from the chest to the stomach. It's something a high school football team does because no one knows who they are.
When I first saw the leak of the Browns uniforms I was kind of excited. I thought the stripe was going to become part of Cleveland's identity. I thought that was something they were going to focus on and own. Nope. They just took the stripe they removed from the leg and put it on their chest.
The pants are by far the worst pants any team has worn in the history of the NFL and I’m counting these. The pant stripe ends abruptly and with no aesthetic reason. On some players it’s a little square while on others it’s half their leg.
The cherry on top is the ridiculously stupid contrast stitching that would only work if your team name was the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
How would I fix it? I love the idea of the Browns owning their minimalistic style. I think it would look amazing if they made the stripe on their helmet thicker, removed any words on their jerseys, and went to standard block numbers. Even if they just went with a simple look and ultra reflective orange helmets (like this) that would be better. The good news is there is already rumors of a redesign.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
The worst helmets in NFL history hands down. I've heard some people say "it's a great idea, but an awful execution", but I think it's both. Even with a proper gradient the logo is mostly gold and gets washed out. It's supposed to represent a jaguar emerging from the shadows, but then why is the jaguar clearly leaving the light and going INTO the shadows? Also, why isn't there any other gradienting on the uniform to bring the look together?
The uniforms themselves are also supposed to be inspired by the military presence in Jacksonville, but I don't see anything even close to the structure of a military uniform. I get the patch on the front is supposed to be a military nod, but it looks silly on every player. There are big blank teal blocks on the shoulders that look unfinished. The tops are extremely busy and make the neckline look like an And 1 logo. Also the pant leg isn't replicated anywhere else on the uniform.
The whole thing is an over designed mess and with rumors of a change I'm happy to see them go.
LOS ANGELES RAMS
I’m not going to waste a ton of time on these because we all know they're just temporary. The Rams decided that they need to slowly morph into their new uniforms instead of one big change. This version of their uniform is the worst in their history and one that will soon be forgotten. A really lazy attempt to make them more the LA Rams than the St. Louis Rams.
Bring back the blue and yellow, the blue and white, or do what the Bills did and update an older, better look.
---WRAP UP---
Every team on this list has a very unique brand identity that they have decided to abandon for some reason or another. The only one that actually upsets me is the Browns. A lot of people will make fun of the Browns colors and their blank helmet, but I actually love the choice. It's a distinct look and one that the team should own like Penn State does. The Rams will get an update soon and look amazing, the Jags will fix those helmets at the very least, and the Bucs have one combination that isn't horrible.
EDIT 1: Bucs not Buccs my apologies.
EDIT 2: Part two is here
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[OC] If every player in the NFL was a dog, who would be the most good boy?

Sorry to the like 20 people who caught this when I posted this the first time the other day. I deleted it almost immediately after because I realized it was garbage, and I fixed it up a bit.
If you’re on NFL a lot, you’ve probably noticed that whenever there’s a story about a player working in charity or something, I comment that if they were a dog, they’d be a good boy. I thought I should write something up like the Which teams have fewer fans than their namesake? A study that we got last year in the offseason.
The way I am going to tell who the most good boy is by picking one player each team and giving them a good boy rating. Right now you’re probably asking, “oh, but u/CharleyJacksson, how did you decide what player represented each team?” Well, I basically just picked fan favorite players that have a good reputation for working in charity, or just didn’t rape someone or murder a guy.
I recommend donating to your favorite good boy’s charity of choice :)

Denver Broncos Good boy: Von Miller

Good boy rating: 7/10
Charity link
Starting out with my Raiders most hated rivals, the Broncos most good boy is Von Miller, a 6-time Pro-Bowl OLB. The biggest knock to his good boy-ness came in 2013, when he was suspended for violating the league's rules on drugs. He apologised and has done a lot to help restore his character. Von is a big supporter of our troops, and has a foundation to help kids get glasses.

Kansas City Chiefs Good boy: Eric Berry

Good boy rating: 11/10
Charity link
If this were a test to see what player would be the toughest boy, Eric Berry would win. After playing 5 seasons in the NFL, Eric Berry was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, but was back on the football field a year later. Berry has suffered several injuries throughout his playing career, including a torn ACL in 2011, a high ankle sprain in 2014, and a ruptured Achilles this past season. As a Raiders fan, I find it very hard to root against him. He is exceedingly inspirational, and an overall great person. Eric runs The Eric Berry Foundation, which provides beneficial opportunities and a safe environment for children to participate in team sports and leadership development programs in order to encourage strength of body, mind and spirit. Eric also travels with mobile medical clinics, even going to Ugandan villages in 2013 and 2014.

Los Angeles Chargers Good boy: Philip Rivers

Good boy rating: 9/10
Charity link
Rivers is known for being a fantastic leader and great trash talker. A 7 year boy fighting two different types of cancer in LA wanted nothing other than to meet Philip, so Philip got in a car, drove two hours each way just to meet him, and watched a Ravens-Chargers game with him. Rivers said, "there was a kid that could be dying any day, and he wants to meet me of all people. This 7-year-old could make any wish and he wants to hang out with me. Man, you don't turn that one down." Philip’s charity is Rivers of Hope, a free 24 hour crisis line.

Oakland Raiders Good boy: Derek Carr

Good boy rating: 10/10
Charity link
Now for my favorite Good boy. This one was tough because I had to come up with a fair and unbiased rating for him. Derek is a fantastic man that is not shy to stand up for what he believes in. He is very involved in his faith, and works closely with Valley Children’s to help sick children. After signing his $125mil contract, the biggest contract in NFL history at the time, Derek was very excited to talk about all the positive ways he will spend his money, saying, “The exciting thing for me money-wise, honestly, is this money is going to help a lot of people. I’m very thankful to have it, that it’s in our hands because it’s going to help people. Not only in this country, but in a lot of countries around the world. That’s what’s exciting to me.”

Houston Texans Good boy: JJ Watt

Good boy rating: 37,000,000/10
Charity link
Everyone knew this one was coming. The Walter Payton Man of the Year winner this season, JJ Watt made headlines after raising $37,000,000 for Hurricane Harvey relief. He not only raised that substantial amount, but he also did as much as he could by going out and giving the men and women of Houston food and water. Although it took a detour to help after a disaster hit home, JJ’s foundation, “mission is to provide after-school opportunities for middle-school aged children in the community to become involved in athletics, so that they may learn the character traits of accountability, teamwork, leadership, work ethic, and perseverance, while in a safe and supervised environment with their peers.”

Indianapolis Colts Good boy: Darius Butler

Good boy rating: 7/10
Charity link
This player is probably one one of lesser known good boys, but it is not undeserved. Darius’ foundation strives to help feed the hungry and inspire kids in rough communities. His father served 11 years in the Army, so Darius knew the importance of life and the cruel, uncaring void that we call a universe.

Sacksonville Jaguars Good boy: Blake Bortles

Good boy rating: 7/10
Charity link
Blake Bortles is anything but trash. A mid-tier starter on the field, Blake gets a lot of hate thrown his way. He has become a fan favorite after upsetting several teams who called him and his team garbage. Off the field, he is a fan favorite for his goofy, awkward interview with Barstool, and his fantastic charity which supports first responders in the Jacksonville area, and helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilites persue full and indepent lives.

Tennessee Titans Good boy: Delanie Walker

Good boy rating: 10/10
Charity link
Everything I hear about Delanie is positive. He has broken out the past 4 years, getting over 800 yards 4 seasons in a row as Marcus Mariota’s go-to receiver, and he has taken advantage of his success on the field and used to to spread awareness and help those less fortunate than himself. You may remember him offering to let bullying victim Keaton Jones come to a Titans game. His foundation stands to provide inner city and low-income children with educational opportunites and resources to reach their full potential.

Baltimore Ravens Good boy: Joe Flacco

Good boy rating: 6/10
Charity link
Joe Flacco is elite in the hearts of Ravens fans everywhere. He has fully embraced Maryland and the Baltimore area, spending a lot of time working for the community. While he doesn’t have his own foundation, Joe has worked with several other charities, most notably The Red Devils of Maryland, a breast cancer foundation. He has also worked with several of other Raven’s players foundations, including Ray Rice, Ben Grubbs, Derrick Mason, and Ed Reed.

Cincinnati Bengals Good boy: Andy Dalton

Good boy rating: 8/10
Charity link
Andy is a fellow Texan and ginger, so I will always support him and his fire crotch. Andy’s foundation became famous after he put the Bills in the playoffs and fans donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to it. The foundation, run by his wife, does several things for Cincinnati and Texan communities, including bring technology, educational resources, and entertainment devices to schools and hospitals, a daycare for parents of sick kids so they can go and have a date night, a all-expense-paid trip to a theme park for sick kids, a fund for medical equipment that goes to the families of sick children, and trips to children hospitals from Santa and his Elves.

Cleveland Browns Good boy: Joe Thomas

Good boy rating: 10/10
Charity link
Joe Thomas is known for being a dedicated player, sticking with a franchise that shoots itself in the foot repeatedly. He is a fan favorite for being a super cool dude. He doesn’t have his own foundation, but is a huge advocate of Shoes and Clothes for Kids, which gives shoes and clothes to kids. One thing is for sure, Joe Thomas isn’t as terrible as his franchise is.

Pittsburgh Steelers Good boy: Alejandro Villanueva

Good boy rating: 11/10
Charity
Alejandro, a former Army Ranger, is a massive supporter of the military. After bring national attention to himself after accidentally standing away from his team, his jersey sales spiked, and he donated all of the money he got from them to the USO and other military non-profits.

Buffalo Bills Good boy: Andy Dalton

Good boy rating: 12/10
Charity link
Andy is a fellow Texan and ginger, so I will always support him and his fire crotch. Andy’s foundation became famous after he put the Bills in the playoffs and fans donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to it. The foundation, run by his wife, does several things for Cincinnati and Texan communities, including bring technology, educational resources, and entertainment devices to schools and hospitals, a daycare for parents of sick kids so they can go and have a date night, a all-expense-paid trip to a theme park for sick kids, a fund for medical equipment that goes to the families of sick children, and trips to children hospitals from Santa and his Elves.

Miami Dolphins Good boy: Kenny Stills

Good boy rating: 4/10
Charity link
I honestly had no idea to pick for the Dolphins. Jarvis Landry, Ryan Tannehill, and Cameron Wake don’t seem to have favorite charities, and Jay Cutler’s foundation is shut down, or at least doesn’t have a website or anything. Most of the charity work I found under Jay Cutler is from years ago. Kenny was their Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee and is active in the stand against social injustice.

New England Patriots Good boy: Nate Solder

Good boy rating: 6.9/10
Charity link
Nate protected Jimmy G’s beautiful face for a couple games. He also did some charity work or something with kids or something, but he protected Jimmy G’s face.
But in all seriousness, Nate is a great guy. He works with the Patriots foundation to help build playground for kids.

New York Jets Good boy: Quincy Enunwa

Good boy rating: 7/10
Charity link
A lot of people may have forgotten about Quincy, but I haven’t. He’s a great slot receiver, a real gym rat. He won United Way of NYC’s Hometown Hero award, and works with NYC PAL to help kids play sports.

Dallas Cowboys Good boy: Jason Witten

Good boy rating: 11/10
Charity link
Jason is a stand up dude on and off the field. I always thought he ran real weird though. That doesn’t matter though, he’s a cool dude. His foundation helps with NFL Play 60, and helps put positive influences in battered women’s shelters all over Texas. I implore you to go to his charity link and read about all the things his foundation does. It’s fantastic and I’m not surprised because Jason is just so great.

New York Giants Good boy: Eli Manning

Good Bote rating: 10/10
Charity link
Eli is a massive dork and is totally self aware of that. He’s such a great guy too. He is responsible for the Pats losing 2 SBs, and works closely with several charities and organizations. The one I linked to is one for children with cancer, and him and his wife will match all donations to it. Eli is a really good boy.

Philidelphia Eagles Good boy: Carson Wentz

Good boy rating: 17/10
Charity link
Carson was so close to locking up the MVP trophy before he tore his ACL. After reading about his foundation, I had to up his Good boy rating. One of his foundations 3 objectives is to support the development of individuals by providing service dogs to help increase their quality of life. I got a service dog several years ago and he saved my life. I am so happy to hear Carson is trying to help more people get service dogs.

Washington Redskins Good boy: Kirk Cousins

Good boy rating: 10/10
Charity link
Kirk loves Julie very much. He is knowns for complementing players for hitting him and apologizing to his O-Line after sacks for holding onto the ball for to long. Whoever lands him in free agency is very lucky to get him and Julie. He and the Redskins donated several dollars to The Elaine Shuster Foundation, which brings money to education in Maryland.

Chicago Bears Good boy: Sam Acho

Good boy rating: 13/10
Charity link
As a massive Longhorns fan, I’ve always loved Acho. He is well known for his trips to Nigeria to help those less fortunate. He, and his brother, are fantastic and what he does for people cannot be understated.

Detroit Lions Good boy: Matthew Stafford

Good boy rating: 10/10
Charity link
Stafford is seriously underrated and I like him a lot. Everything I just read on him said that he does a lot of charity work but it isn’t publicized very often. I found a cool story where he won an auction for Lions tickets, parting with $15,000, then gave the tickets to a sick child. What a good boy.

Green Bay Packers Good boy: Aaron Rodgers

Good boy rating: 7/10
Charity
Aaron Rodgers is possibly the most talented QB to ever play the game of football. He’s also the star of some state farm commercials that has a very good boy in it. He doesn’t good work off the field too, he donated $38k to Salvation Army.

Minnesota Vikings Good boy: Teddy Bridgewater

Good boy rating: 10/10
Charity link
His purpose will not be denied.

Atlanta Falcons Good boy: Julio Jones

Good boy rating: 7/10
Charity link
Julio would be a very good boy. He would be very good at catch. He, along with his Falcon teammates visit Children Miracle Network Hospitals to cheer sick kids up. He is also a big fan of Campbell’s Soup.

Carolina Panthers Good boy: Cam Newton

Good boy rating: 10/10
Charity link
Cam is known for his confidence on and off the field, so I think he would be a hard boy to settle down and train, but I bet he would be a good boy once he is trained. He works at his foundation to enhance the lives of youth by addressing their educational, physical, and social needs.

New Orleans Saints Good boy: Drew Brees

Good boy rating: 14/10
Charity link
I lived in the NOLA area when Hurricane Katrina hit, and what Drew has done for the people of that area is immaculate. He does his best to make the community better and inspire every person he meets. He would be a very awesome boy.

Tampa Bay Buccaners Good boy: Gearld McCoy

Good boy rating: 7/10
Charity link
Gerald grew up hungry and lost his mom at only 19 to an unexpected Brain Aneurysm. He had a rough road to get here, but that doesn’t matter, Brian, he’s here. He spends time with kids at free football clinics, teaching them how to be great men like himself.

Arizona Cardinals Good boy: Larry Fitzgerald

Good boy rating: 13/10
Charity link
Larry is well known for being a fantastic person. He lost his mother when he was young and only used that as motivation. He continues to help with breast cancer research to this day, and has played at an elite level for an extremely long time.

Los Angeles Rams Good boy: Aaron Donald

Good boy rating: 7/10
Charity link
The winner of Defensive of Player of the Year in 2017, Donald is the best DT around. Wade Phillips even said he should have won MVP. A couple years back, Donald won a Madden charity tournament, giving $51k to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

San Francisco 49ers Good boy: Jimmy Garoppolo

Good boy rating: Handsome/10
Charity link
Oh my god, he’s so beautiful. Just look at his face.

Seattle Seahawks Good boy: Russell WIlson

Good boy rating: 16/10 Charity link
Russell is the definition of a class act. He has donated millions on top of millions to various charities and hosts golf tournaments. He even gave the Patriots a Superbowl. He is a favorite of mine and if it wasn’t for Carson Wentz being such a dog lover, and JJ Watt saving a city, he would be the most good boy in the league.
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Degeneration Nation: best longshot prop bets

I would not recommend sports gambling unless you happen to have a load of disposal income. Hell, even then, I wouldn't recommend sports gambling. Unless you have some advanced analytical system or a Marty McFly sportsbook, it's a sucker's game and a surefire way to lose money over the long run.
THAT SAID, it's still fun to talk about. And once and a while, try to take a chance on some good value picks. I'm going to suggest a few of those here, although be warned that a) gambling is dumb, b) I am dumb. But hey here are my two cents anyway.
BEST LONGSHOT PROP BETS
Matthew Stafford: most passing yards, +1500 (15:1)
I'm taking these odds from the two most popular online sportsbook. On sportsbook.ag, Stafford was +1500 (15:1). On bovada, he's +1200 (12:1).
In either case, there's value there. The Detroit Lions are going to try to run the ball more often, but time will tell if that will actually work. And if it doesn't, Matt Stafford should be zipping passes all season long. New coach Matt Patricia comes from a New England franchise that had a lot of success with the volume passing game, so I don't think he'll have any qualms about letting Stafford rip as many times as necessary.
Last season, Stafford had 4446 passing yards, 3rd most in the NFL (and only 121 behind leader Tom Brady.) And for Stafford, that was no fluke. Since 2011, he's averaged 4562 passing yards per season. If he can simply hit that average, he'll be right in the mix for the most passing yards. There's no reason to think Stafford will struggle this year in particular; the Lions' receiving corps is one of the more underrated units in the league.
If you want to be even BOLDER, you can look at Stafford at for MVP (40:1 on both sites.) I don't project Detroit into the playoffs myself, but if you do, Stafford may parlay that into MVP buzz.
Saquon Barkley: most rushing yards, +1400 (14:1)
Note: this is only +1000 on bovada, at which point I may pass. But the 14:1 on sportsbook feels like solid value.
To me, Saquon Barkley is the best RB prospect of the 2000s. Now, does that mean he's going to be a surefire stud in the NFL? No, not at all. Does that mean he's going to be good as a rookie? Not necessarily. There are several factors working against him on that front. He's been struggling with a hamstring injury in the preseason. His offensive line is a "work in progress" (to be kind.) His coach Pat Shurmur is more of a passing game guru than running guru (his Vikings tended to struggle there.)
But when you're talking about odds like this, all you want is a credible chance. And I believe Barkley gives you that. He's going to be a workhorse with every opportunity to succeed. If Eli Manning and the Giants defense continue to struggle, perhaps Shurmur leans more heavily on the running game to help control the clock. Best of all, the "bar" isn't enormously high here. Last season, Kareem Hunt led the league with 1327 rushing yards. Barkley can theoretically match or exceed that mark.
To me, the biggest threat to win this crown would be Ezekiel Elliott, whom may be dinged slightly by the loss of his center Travis Frederick. There's an opening here for someone like Barkley to burst through the gates.
Amari Cooper: most receiving yards, +4000 (40:1)
Okay you want to get crazy? Let's get nuts. Cooper is 40:1 on both sites, well down the list of top contenders.
And it's easy to understand why he's being overlooked. Cooper was AWFUL last season. He registered a pathetic 48 receptions and 680 yards, good for # 51 in the league.
So how can # 51 rise to # 1? Opportunity. To win the "most receiving yards" crown, you need targets. Lots of targets. In Oakland, Cooper should be getting that. Jon Gruden is going to make Cooper the focal point of the passing game in a major way. Cooper averaged 131 targets in 2015-16, and may improve on those marks with Michael Crabtree out of the picture. I can easily see him being peppered with 150-160, even if it means forcefeeding him the ball. If he hits that 160 mark, he'd gain about 1300 yards based on his career yards/target average.
Unlike the running back position, the "bar" is going to be high at receiver. If they're healthy, Antonio Brown, Julio Jones, and Odell Beckham will be flirting with the 1500 mark. But hey, at 40:1, you're not looking for a surefire bet. You're buying a lottery ticket.
Christian Kirk (WR-ARI), offensive rookie of the year: +10,000 (100:1)
This is only +5500 (55:1) on bovada, but I'd still look at this either way. Kirk is the 20th highest player on the board, and good value at that spot.
Obviously, Saquon Barkley is the heavy favorite for this award. Hell, he may be the leading rusher in the NFL (as discussed.) But if Barkley does not live up to the/my hype, then there may be an opening here. Fellow top backs (Rashaad Penny, Ronald Jones, Sony Michel, Nick Chubb) have not secured a major role for their teams yet. Royce Freeman (DEN) is a major threat, but it's not like Denver is a powerhouse of an offense themselves.
In terms of quarterbacks, I don't see any of this particular class excelling out of the gates. With the exception of Baker Mayfield (who's a backup), they're all young and in need of some refinement. They'll get the headlines, but probably not this trophy.
Enter Kirk as a potential sleeper. One of my favorite pet theories regards the predictive quality of Immediate Impact. In college, it's very rare for a player to step right onto campus and make an impact as a true freshman (without a redshirt season first.) When they do, they often make a similar immediate impact in the NFL. Joey Bosa is a great example of this; the kid ripped it up for 7.5 sacks as a true freshman at Ohio State, and sure enough, looked ready from Day 1 in the NFL as well.
Receiver Christian Kirk had that same type of "immediate impact" at Texas A&M, leading the team with 1009 yards as a true freshman. Physically, he's not an overwhelming talent, but he's exceptionally polished and skilled for his age. Apparently he's been displaying that in Arizona already, which could translate into a major role. I wouldn't be shocked if he gets 800-900+ yards out of the gate.
Is he a likely rookie of the year? No. But hey, this is 100:1 we're talking about. All you want is a chance. And I believe he has that.
Derwin James: defensive rookie of the year, +1400 (14:1)
James is 14:1 on bovada, but only 10:1 on sportsbook. At 14:1, I'm looking hard at this bet.
Copy and paste what I wrote about "immediate impact" and apply it tenfold to Derwin James. As a true freshman at Florida State, he looked like a superstar, registering 91 total tackles, 4.5 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles from the safety position. An injury derailed his sophomore year, but he's now 2 years recovered from that and should be back to elite form. There aren’t many safeties like him. Ever. He's a 6'3" rocket launcher.
With the Chargers, Derwin James has every opportunity to shine. The Chargers may be a top 3 defense this year and a potential playoff force, keeping James in the spotlight. He can also be used in a variety of roles -- including as a pass rusher -- which should help bolster his stats.
Any "defensive rookie of the year" race is wide open because there are so many horses in the field, but James would be a top 3 candidate to me, at a very reasonable and discounted price here.
Von Miller: most sacks, +1800 (18:1)
Again, with a "long shot" bet, all you really want is a viable chance of success. Von Miller as the leading sack artist in the league? There's definitely a chance of that. He's recorded 10+ sacks in six of his seven years in the league, with the only exception in 2013 when he missed 7 games.
I wouldn't necessarily peg Miller as the favorite for this distinction (that would probably be Joey Bosa), but he offers the best value given these odds. Your hope here is that rookie DE Bradley Chubb takes some of the pressure off Miller, and allows him to rack up 14-15 sacks again. If the Denver Broncos offense plays a little better as a team, that should also help Miller's cause as well. Opponents didn't need to throw much on them last year -- registering just 491 passing attempts. If that numbers climbs back up to 520-530, then Miller will have more bites at the apple.
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[OC] If every player in the NFL was a dog, who would be the most good boy?

Sorry to the like 20 people who caught this when I posted this the first time the other day. I deleted it almost immediately after because I realized it was garbage, and I fixed it up a bit.
If you’re on NFL a lot, you’ve probably noticed that whenever there’s a story about a player working in charity or something, I comment that if they were a dog, they’d be a good boy. I thought I should write something up like the Which teams have fewer fans than their namesake? A study that we got last year in the offseason.
The way I am going to tell who the most good boy is by picking one player each team and giving them a good boy rating. Right now you’re probably asking, “oh, but u/CharleyJacksson, how did you decide what player represented each team?” Well, I basically just picked fan favorite players that have a good reputation for working in charity, or just didn’t rape someone or murder a guy.
I recommend donating to your favorite good boy’s charity of choice :)

Denver Broncos Good boy: Von Miller

Good boy rating: 7/10
Charity link
Starting out with my Raiders most hated rivals, the Broncos most good boy is Von Miller, a 6-time Pro-Bowl OLB. The biggest knock to his good boy-ness came in 2013, when he was suspended for violating the league's rules on drugs. He apologised and has done a lot to help restore his character. Von is a big supporter of our troops, and has a foundation to help kids get glasses.

Kansas City Chiefs Good boy: Eric Berry

Good boy rating: 11/10
Charity link
If this were a test to see what player would be the toughest boy, Eric Berry would win. After playing 5 seasons in the NFL, Eric Berry was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, but was back on the football field a year later. Berry has suffered several injuries throughout his playing career, including a torn ACL in 2011, a high ankle sprain in 2014, and a ruptured Achilles this past season. As a Raiders fan, I find it very hard to root against him. He is exceedingly inspirational, and an overall great person. Eric runs The Eric Berry Foundation, which provides beneficial opportunities and a safe environment for children to participate in team sports and leadership development programs in order to encourage strength of body, mind and spirit. Eric also travels with mobile medical clinics, even going to Ugandan villages in 2013 and 2014.

Los Angeles Chargers Good boy: Philip Rivers

Good boy rating: 9/10
Charity link
Rivers is known for being a fantastic leader and great trash talker. A 7 year boy fighting two different types of cancer in LA wanted nothing other than to meet Philip, so Philip got in a car, drove two hours each way just to meet him, and watched a Ravens-Chargers game with him. Rivers said, "there was a kid that could be dying any day, and he wants to meet me of all people. This 7-year-old could make any wish and he wants to hang out with me. Man, you don't turn that one down." Philip’s charity is Rivers of Hope, a free 24 hour crisis line.

Oakland Raiders Good boy: Derek Carr

Good boy rating: 10/10
Charity link
Now for my favorite Good boy. This one was tough because I had to come up with a fair and unbiased rating for him. Derek is a fantastic man that is not shy to stand up for what he believes in. He is very involved in his faith, and works closely with Valley Children’s to help sick children. After signing his $125mil contract, the biggest contract in NFL history at the time, Derek was very excited to talk about all the positive ways he will spend his money, saying, “The exciting thing for me money-wise, honestly, is this money is going to help a lot of people. I’m very thankful to have it, that it’s in our hands because it’s going to help people. Not only in this country, but in a lot of countries around the world. That’s what’s exciting to me.”

Houston Texans Good boy: JJ Watt

Good boy rating: 37,000,000/10
Charity link
Everyone knew this one was coming. The Walter Payton Man of the Year winner this season, JJ Watt made headlines after raising $37,000,000 for Hurricane Harvey relief. He not only raised that substantial amount, but he also did as much as he could by going out and giving the men and women of Houston food and water. Although it took a detour to help after a disaster hit home, JJ’s foundation, “mission is to provide after-school opportunities for middle-school aged children in the community to become involved in athletics, so that they may learn the character traits of accountability, teamwork, leadership, work ethic, and perseverance, while in a safe and supervised environment with their peers.”

Indianapolis Colts Good boy: Darius Butler

Good boy rating: 7/10
Charity link
This player is probably one one of lesser known good boys, but it is not undeserved. Darius’ foundation strives to help feed the hungry and inspire kids in rough communities. His father served 11 years in the Army, so Darius knew the importance of life and the cruel, uncaring void that we call a universe.

Sacksonville Jaguars Good boy: Blake Bortles

Good boy rating: 7/10
Charity link
Blake Bortles is anything but trash. A mid-tier starter on the field, Blake gets a lot of hate thrown his way. He has become a fan favorite after upsetting several teams who called him and his team garbage. Off the field, he is a fan favorite for his goofy, awkward interview with Barstool, and his fantastic charity which supports first responders in the Jacksonville area, and helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilites persue full and indepent lives.

Tennessee Titans Good boy: Delanie Walker

Good boy rating: 10/10
Charity link
Everything I hear about Delanie is positive. He has broken out the past 4 years, getting over 800 yards 4 seasons in a row as Marcus Mariota’s go-to receiver, and he has taken advantage of his success on the field and used to to spread awareness and help those less fortunate than himself. You may remember him offering to let bullying victim Keaton Jones come to a Titans game. His foundation stands to provide inner city and low-income children with educational opportunites and resources to reach their full potential.

Baltimore Ravens Good boy: Joe Flacco

Good boy rating: 6/10
Charity link
Joe Flacco is elite in the hearts of Ravens fans everywhere. He has fully embraced Maryland and the Baltimore area, spending a lot of time working for the community. While he doesn’t have his own foundation, Joe has worked with several other charities, most notably The Red Devils of Maryland, a breast cancer foundation. He has also worked with several of other Raven’s players foundations, including Ray Rice, Ben Grubbs, Derrick Mason, and Ed Reed.

Cincinnati Bengals Good boy: Andy Dalton

Good boy rating: 8/10
Charity link
Andy is a fellow Texan and ginger, so I will always support him and his fire crotch. Andy’s foundation became famous after he put the Bills in the playoffs and fans donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to it. The foundation, run by his wife, does several things for Cincinnati and Texan communities, including bring technology, educational resources, and entertainment devices to schools and hospitals, a daycare for parents of sick kids so they can go and have a date night, a all-expense-paid trip to a theme park for sick kids, a fund for medical equipment that goes to the families of sick children, and trips to children hospitals from Santa and his Elves.

Cleveland Browns Good boy: Joe Thomas

Good boy rating: 10/10
Charity link
Joe Thomas is known for being a dedicated player, sticking with a franchise that shoots itself in the foot repeatedly. He is a fan favorite for being a super cool dude. He doesn’t have his own foundation, but is a huge advocate of Shoes and Clothes for Kids, which gives shoes and clothes to kids. One thing is for sure, Joe Thomas isn’t as terrible as his franchise is.

Pittsburgh Steelers Good boy: Alejandro Villanueva

Good boy rating: 11/10
Charity
Alejandro, a former Army Ranger, is a massive supporter of the military. After bring national attention to himself after accidentally standing away from his team, his jersey sales spiked, and he donated all of the money he got from them to the USO and other military non-profits.

Buffalo Bills Good boy: Andy Dalton

Good boy rating: 12/10
Charity link
Andy is a fellow Texan and ginger, so I will always support him and his fire crotch. Andy’s foundation became famous after he put the Bills in the playoffs and fans donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to it. The foundation, run by his wife, does several things for Cincinnati and Texan communities, including bring technology, educational resources, and entertainment devices to schools and hospitals, a daycare for parents of sick kids so they can go and have a date night, a all-expense-paid trip to a theme park for sick kids, a fund for medical equipment that goes to the families of sick children, and trips to children hospitals from Santa and his Elves.

Miami Dolphins Good boy: Kenny Stills

Good boy rating: 4/10
Charity link
I honestly had no idea to pick for the Dolphins. Jarvis Landry, Ryan Tannehill, and Cameron Wake don’t seem to have favorite charities, and Jay Cutler’s foundation is shut down, or at least doesn’t have a website or anything. Most of the charity work I found under Jay Cutler is from years ago. Kenny was their Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee and is active in the stand against social injustice.

New England Patriots Good boy: Nate Solder

Good boy rating: 6.9/10
Charity link
Nate protected Jimmy G’s beautiful face for a couple games. He also did some charity work or something with kids or something, but he protected Jimmy G’s face.
But in all seriousness, Nate is a great guy. He works with the Patriots foundation to help build playground for kids.

New York Jets Good boy: Quincy Enunwa

Good boy rating: 7/10
Charity link
A lot of people may have forgotten about Quincy, but I haven’t. He’s a great slot receiver, a real gym rat. He won United Way of NYC’s Hometown Hero award, and works with NYC PAL to help kids play sports.

Dallas Cowboys Good boy: Jason Witten

Good boy rating: 11/10
Charity link
Jason is a stand up dude on and off the field. I always thought he ran real weird though. That doesn’t matter though, he’s a cool dude. His foundation helps with NFL Play 60, and helps put positive influences in battered women’s shelters all over Texas. I implore you to go to his charity link and read about all the things his foundation does. It’s fantastic and I’m not surprised because Jason is just so great.

New York Giants Good boy: Eli Manning

Good Bote rating: 10/10
Charity link
Eli is a massive dork and is totally self aware of that. He’s such a great guy too. He is responsible for the Pats losing 2 SBs, and works closely with several charities and organizations. The one I linked to is one for children with cancer, and him and his wife will match all donations to it. Eli is a really good boy.

Philidelphia Eagles Good boy: Carson Wentz

Good boy rating: 17/10
Charity link
Carson was so close to locking up the MVP trophy before he tore his ACL. After reading about his foundation, I had to up his Good boy rating. One of his foundations 3 objectives is to support the development of individuals by providing service dogs to help increase their quality of life. I got a service dog several years ago and he saved my life. I am so happy to hear Carson is trying to help more people get service dogs.

Washington Redskins Good boy: Kirk Cousins

Good boy rating: 10/10
Charity link
Kirk loves Julie very much. He is knowns for complementing players for hitting him and apologizing to his O-Line after sacks for holding onto the ball for to long. Whoever lands him in free agency is very lucky to get him and Julie. He and the Redskins donated several dollars to The Elaine Shuster Foundation, which brings money to education in Maryland.

Chicago Bears Good boy: Sam Acho

Good boy rating: 13/10
Charity link
As a massive Longhorns fan, I’ve always loved Acho. He is well known for his trips to Nigeria to help those less fortunate. He, and his brother, are fantastic and what he does for people cannot be understated.

Detroit Lions Good boy: Matthew Stafford

Good boy rating: 10/10
Charity link
Stafford is seriously underrated and I like him a lot. Everything I just read on him said that he does a lot of charity work but it isn’t publicized very often. I found a cool story where he won an auction for Lions tickets, parting with $15,000, then gave the tickets to a sick child. What a good boy.

Green Bay Packers Good boy: Aaron Rodgers

Good boy rating: 7/10
Charity
Aaron Rodgers is possibly the most talented QB to ever play the game of football. He’s also the star of some state farm commercials that has a very good boy in it. He doesn’t good work off the field too, he donated $38k to Salvation Army.

Minnesota Vikings Good boy: Teddy Bridgewater

Good boy rating: 10/10
Charity link
His purpose will not be denied.

Atlanta Falcons Good boy: Julio Jones

Good boy rating: 7/10
Charity link
Julio would be a very good boy. He would be very good at catch. He, along with his Falcon teammates visit Children Miracle Network Hospitals to cheer sick kids up. He is also a big fan of Campbell’s Soup.

Carolina Panthers Good boy: Cam Newton

Good boy rating: 10/10
Charity link
Cam is known for his confidence on and off the field, so I think he would be a hard boy to settle down and train, but I bet he would be a good boy once he is trained. He works at his foundation to enhance the lives of youth by addressing their educational, physical, and social needs.

New Orleans Saints Good boy: Drew Brees

Good boy rating: 14/10
Charity link
I lived in the NOLA area when Hurricane Katrina hit, and what Drew has done for the people of that area is immaculate. He does his best to make the community better and inspire every person he meets. He would be a very awesome boy.

Tampa Bay Buccaners Good boy: Gearld McCoy

Good boy rating: 7/10
Charity link
Gerald grew up hungry and lost his mom at only 19 to an unexpected Brain Aneurysm. He had a rough road to get here, but that doesn’t matter, Brian, he’s here. He spends time with kids at free football clinics, teaching them how to be great men like himself.

Arizona Cardinals Good boy: Larry Fitzgerald

Good boy rating: 13/10
Charity link
Larry is well known for being a fantastic person. He lost his mother when he was young and only used that as motivation. He continues to help with breast cancer research to this day, and has played at an elite level for an extremely long time.

Los Angeles Rams Good boy: Aaron Donald

Good boy rating: 7/10
Charity link
The winner of Defensive of Player of the Year in 2017, Donald is the best DT around. Wade Phillips even said he should have won MVP. A couple years back, Donald won a Madden charity tournament, giving $51k to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

San Francisco 49ers Good boy: Jimmy Garoppolo

Good boy rating: Handsome/10
Charity link
Oh my god, he’s so beautiful. Just look at his face.

Seattle Seahawks Good boy: Russell WIlson

Good boy rating: 16/10 Charity link
Russell is the definition of a class act. He has donated millions on top of millions to various charities and hosts golf tournaments. He even gave the Patriots a Superbowl. He is a favorite of mine and if it wasn’t for Carson Wentz being such a dog lover, and JJ Watt saving a city, he would be the most good boy in the league.
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TCU @ Oklahoma: Advanced Stats Preview

TCU @ Oklahoma
Oklahoma stats profile
TCU stats profile
2015 Advanced Stats Glossary
Ranking methodology:

Overall

Overall TCU OU Advantage
F/+ 24 3
S&P+ 29 4
FEI 20 4

When TCU has the ball

Category TCU Offense OU Defense Advantage
rating rank rating rank
S&P+ 40.6 9 19.7 14 PUSH
FEI .96 10 1.06 2 PUSH
Points/game 44.3 5 19.7 25
Five Factors
Category TCU Offense OU Defense Advantage
rating rank rating rank
Explosiveness 1.37 17 1.14 19 PUSH
Efficiency 51.5% 3 36.3% 24
Field Position 30.7 45 28.3 42 PUSH
Finishing Drives 4.98 48 4.10 33
Turnover Margin 1.2 37 2.0 14
Rushing
Category TCU Offense OU Defense Advantage
rating rank rating rank
Rushing S&P+ 103.8 66 127.3 6
Rushing Success Rate 50.0% 11 35.8% 21 PUSH
Rushing IsoPPP 1.08 62 1.09 74
Adj. Line Yards 99.3 81 124.4 8
Opportunity Rate 45.2% 9 35.5% 36
Power Success Rate 66.7% 58 79.4% 119
Stuff Rate 14.9% 10 21.7% 44
Passing
Category TCU Offense OU Defense Advantage
rating rank rating rank
Passing S&P+ 129.2 10 133.5 5 PUSH
Passing Success Rate 52.1% 2 36.9% 38
Passing IsoPPP 1.63 27 1.20 4
Adj. Sack Rate 235.9 7 112.8 41
Standard Downs
Category TCU Offense OU Defense Advantage
rating rank rating rank
SD S&P+ 112.8 25 133.0 3
SD Success Rate 54.4% 8 40.8% 21
SD IsoPPP 1.26 14 0.94 4 PUSH
SD Line yards/carry 3.28 17 2.50 24 PUSH
SD Sack Rate 1.9% 12 7.2% 14 PUSH
Passing Downs
Category TCU Offense OU Defense Advantage
rating rank rating rank
PD S&P+ 131.5 10 120.9 17 PUSH
PD Success Rate 41.7% 2 27.8% 39
PD IsoPPP 1.81 52 1.69 48 PUSH
PD Line yards/carry 3.71 25 3.46 87
PD Sack Rate 4.1% 16 8.5% 40

When Oklahoma has the ball

Category OU Offense TCU Defense Advantage
rating rank rating rank
S&P+ 40.9 8 30.0 77
FEI .70 17 -.08 75
Points/game 46.1 3 26.2 61
Five Factors
Category OU Offense TCU Defense Advantage
rating rank rating rank
Explosiveness 1.37 20 1.42 118
Efficiency 48.2% 15 37.9% 35
Field Position 32.4 20 26.0 8
Finishing Drives 5.30 19 5.14 109
Turnover Margin 1.5 61 1.0 114
  • Lincoln Riley is probably watching film of the TCU defense like a 12 year old walks into a Country Kitchen Buffet, "I can have whatever I want......" But seriously, Oklahoma's offense has been playing really spectacular football this past month and TCU's defense is beat to all hell and as vulnerable a defense as Gary Patterson has probably ever had in Fort Worth.
  • Barring some kind of weird let down or a dubious performance from the OU offensive line a la Red River, OU likely won't have any problems producing on offense. But crazier things have happened.
Rushing
Category OU Offense TCU Defense Advantage
rating rank rating rank
Rushing S&P+ 109.9 40 100.8 66
Rushing Success Rate 44.6% 46 42.4% 71
Rushing IsoPPP 1.16 24 1.05 59
Adj. Line Yards 111.5 29 106.3 44
Opportunity Rate 43.2% 21 37.7% 61
Power Success Rate 71.1% 41 66.7% 69
Stuff Rate 19.0% 58 13.8% 123
  • TCU was able to hold Perine relatively in check last year thanks to two NFL-caliber linebackers. The Frogs have no such thing this year. The TCU D-Line is still really good and filled with experienced players, but if/when Perine can get to the linebackers.....yikes. He outweighs both of TCU's starting LBs by at least 35 pounds. Counter that with Mixon's ability to run away from damn near anybody and Baker Mayfield's own teammates might kill his Heisman campaign before it really gets rolling.
  • Oklahoma's offensive line has made a whole lot of progress since they got whooped by Texas, and frankly I was surprised how well they handled Baylor's fleet of beasts at DL. If TCU can dominate the LOS on defense, they've got a shot at breaking serve a few times and [hopefully] getting some cushion out of a productive offense.
Passing
Category OU Offense TCU Defense Advantage
rating rank rating rank
Passing S&P+ 128.8 11 98.1 73
Passing Success Rate 51.8% 4 33.6% 16
Passing IsoPPP 1.55 52 1.86 126
Adj. Sack Rate 72.5 110 90.7 79
  • However, if TCU's defensive line does win the battle in the trenches that plays right into Baker Mayfield being able to improvise and do backyard football things, which bodes horribly for a young TCU secondary. The young DBs for TCU have their hands full with a much more complete OU receiving-corps this year. Guys like Dede Westbrook and Durron Neal have added really solid productivity to the OU passing game and taken a lot of pressure off of Sterling Shepard, who was basically the only reliable Sooner WR last year.
  • Like OU did against Baylor, I expect them to move Shepard around in various formations to hit a bunch of different mismatches and especially attack the TCU safeties from the slot (which seems to be the biggest weakness all of these cover-4 based defenses have).
  • As with the run game, if TCU's DL can win their battles and get to Mayfield a lot, the Frogs stand a chance on this side of the ball.
Standard Downs
Category OU Offense TCU Defense Advantage
rating rank rating rank
SD S&P+ 126.1 6 98.9 72
SD Success Rate 53.1% 14 43.6% 44
SD IsoPPP 1.34 6 1.17 93
SD Line yards/carry 3.30 15 2.94 75
SD Sack Rate 9.0% 120 2.6% 115 PUSH
Passing Downs
Category OU Offense TCU Defense Advantage
rating rank rating rank
PD S&P+ 104.5 56 99.8 75
PD Success Rate 35.5% 28 25.8% 26 PUSH
PD IsoPPP 1.50 120 2.30 127 PUSH
PD Line yards/carry 2.95 91 2.89 38
PD Sack Rate 8.9% 91 11.0% 18
  • It's going to be difficult, especially against a team as efficient and explosive (and with two insane running backs), but if TCU can leverage OU into passing downs they can win this side of the ball. The dichotomy between OU's IsoPPP rankings on standard vs. passing downs is more of a result of playcalling than anything else, I think (please correct me if I'm wrong or if anyone has other ideas on this). OU seems to just go for converting on Passing Downs rather than taking shots. This could be a result of them being so damn effective on standard downs, thus giving them a much smaller sample size of passing downs? I'm not entirely sure.
  • Mayfield's sack rate being around 9% is not too surprising given his tendency to scramble and improvise. If TCU's secondary can hold on long enough to let the line get after Mayfield, that below average sack rate for OU could be a big enough weakness to cause the Sooner offense headaches.
So I try to stay pretty objective when writing these up (and think I do an okay job at that), but allow me to put my fandom on for a second and say that I've got a really bad feeling about this game and putting this together didn't help. Even injury-free it would be a tall task to beat this OU team in Norman. Since losing to Texas they've been playing with their hair on fire and have tons of momentum coming in. The Frogs looked pretty uninterested in their last two ballgames and if we come out flat tomorrow we very well could get blown off the field. The possibility of OU having a let-down look-ahead trap is there, but I don't know if 1) TCU will be able to capitalize on that opportunity if it presents itself and 2) I don't think Bob Stoops allows that to happen to his team, he's just too good of a coach. Hopefully we get a fairly healthy Boykin and a really fun game up in Norman on Saturday. After all, this is college football and you never know what might happen
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August 25th, 2014- /r/CFB: Rarely do I get this excited over large groups of 200+lb college guys.

/CFB

92,018 college football fans for 5 years.
Finally, the start of football season is almost upon us. What a perfect time to feature a sub dedicated to that great game. The fields are ready, the players are taking the fields, the grudges, and the dreams of reaching the championships are starting again in earnest and, most importantly, my pretending that soccer is the football that I want to watch has come to an end. I can smell the pigskin already. One can feel the energy building up in universities all over the nation as students, alumni, and fans from all the corners of the earth ready themselves for the season to begin in earnest. They've purchased their body paint and are just waiting to get into the stadiums. Who needs professional football with a spirit like that which can be found at a packed college stadium? Where people aren't watching the game because someone else scored free tickets and didn't want to go, but because everyone wants their school to be victorious. Where all of those shirts that comprise the sea of a given school's colors were purchased long before the day of the game. Oh football, how I have missed you. Where else to go to keep up with it all have a nice place to do it in other than /CFB? Anywhere you say is probably inferior.
I'll be frank, we here at /Subredditoftheday are not all of us the most avid of sports fans. I chose to do this feature because my enjoyment of the sport without all of the interest of the stuff off the field because that was better than most. That said, I don't think I have featured a subreddit with a team of moderators that have been as helpful or have made a feature as daunting as this one is. From pointing out their extensive list of AMAs, to pointing me to the fundraisers they have a part in that have raised over $5500 across 4 brick drives across the country (placing 12 bricks in various places) and of that over $1000 to charitable causes such as the Kidz1stFund, to their huge subreddit twitter account. The resources this team provides to their visitors to keep them informed and to stir the conversation about the sport and the resources they have provided to me to try and give as informative feature as possible is astounding. They have made this feature almost impossible to fuck up, but I'll be damned if I didn't try my hardest.
This sub really does have everything and I can do little more than to continue to pile praise on it. You want fun offseason content? Go check out /TheFulmerCup where the winner of the cup is the team that has the biggest criminal record during the offseason. You want to learn more about some teams? They have a comprehensive wiki that has full articles on, no joke, 132 teams. Want international football team recognition? Well, they also loosely follow international college football when internet streams are available with a small but regular group that includes CIS (Canada), JAFA (Japan), BUCS (United Kingdom) as well as international competition between national teams in the IFAF. Want other things? They've probably got them, and I can try to present them in some flowery way to make it all nice and make them more impressive sounding, or I could just let the points so far draw you in so that you can find out all of the other great things this team of mods accomplishes. Truly, I have seen fewer subs more worthy of recognition. Step your game up, everyone else. Here are the mods living up to my praises and giving me the longest interview I have done yet. Must say that I enjoy it. See you all at the stadium!

1. Tell us about yourselves.

Corporal_Hicks: I was born into a Husker family and have been a fanatic ever since. Currently I am a criminal defense lawyer in Texas with season tickets in Lincoln, Nebraska (it's a shorter drive than you think). I obviously love college football, but really I love all sports. One time I was so desperate I watched a WNBA game for five minutes. It went okay...
thrav: I am a 26 year old software engineer working for a small company overseas. The only thing I like more than CFB is skiing. I grew up with tons of Longhorn family attending games regularly at DKR. I went to almost every University of Texas home game from 2003-2006. In 2002, I went to my first A&M game and was absolutely blown away. My cousin began playing for A&M, my older brother headed off to school there, and eventually I followed suit. I immediately fell in love with all things A&M.
sirgippy: I'm an Auburn alum who works as a data analyst and software engineer. I grew up rooting for Auburn with my Dad, but wasn't really that invested until I went to Auburn myself. Since then I've gradually expanded my interest and knowledge of CFB to a more national perspective.
Honestly_: I've been admining or modding online forums since 2000 (when I was already in my 20s) and my philosophy has been simple: never write anything you would not want attached to your name. My usernames were almost always my real first name, so I've never been one to care about being doxxed as I out myself. With that said, if you want to know more about me, here you go.

2. How did you become a part of /CFB?

Corporal_Hicks: I was an avid reader of /cfb as soon as I joined reddit and became the mod of /huskers pretty quickly after that. When /cfb took applications I applied considering I was going to be on the site all the time already, and I was one of 3 selected, with Thrav and Diagonalfish.
thrav: My involvement in /CFB began a few years ago when I moved to Utah. In Texas, I was always attending games or watching with a group, so my national CFB exposure was extremely limited. Plenty of people in Utah care about CFB (BYU/ Utah/ Utah St), but I needed somewhere to get my southern football fix.
I was already involved in reddit and found my way over to CFB. Back then it was still very small. I remember a time when there were 12 members with Texas A&M flair and I was familiar with every single one of them. 2011 was the year I started to become a regular in /cfb's IRC. In there, I was hanging out with blueboybob who founded /cfb, nolez, sirgippy, toastercookie and many others. When mod applications came up the following season, I was selected because I could help manage the CSS and my ideas about the direction of the sub were in line with those of the other mods.
sirgippy: As an original member of the /CFB poll, the previous poll administrator recommended me to take his place when he stepped down. Since then I've taken on various other responsibilities as needed based on the various ebb and flow of the mod team.
Honestly_: I was suddenly deputized into the mod team on July 4, 2013. There was a lull in mod activity during the offseason so diagonalfish, who felt like we needed more help, saw I was around, not insane, and I'd shown some trust in handling over a thousand dollars in /cfb redditors' money to buy the first /CFB Brick, so he modded me. I remember logging into reddit to find out I was now on the team. I was asked to help develop the AMAs, do PR stuff (e.g. the brick things) and I decided to learn how to use twitter and team up with BBB in running that popular account.
A while earlier I had unsuccessfully applied to an earlier formal process--and I did so a lot of hesitation because I was worried about the time commitment (from my experiece modding elsewhere) plus my ability to mod from my phone. As it turned out the delay was serendipitous: That same July I finally retired from another forum where I'd admined for 13 years (due to waning interest) so I had more time to devote to this one and, as it turned out, I had no problems modding from my phone--which helps me be active all the time.

3. What does college football have over professional football for you?

Corporal_Hicks: College and the NFL are two completely different games. For me, there is something about the amateurism of the college game that adds a certain X factor to every event. In the NFL the better team usually wins and you're either a good team, an average one, or you suck. In college these lines blur, and the chaos created by this are just so fun to watch. It will make me sort of miss the BCS. Sort of.
thrav: Unless you grew up a Cowboys fan, Texas never really felt like an NFL state to me. I was born into a Houston that had the Oilers and then lost them to Tennessee. As such, I never really cared about a single NFL team. Without a team you can get behind, the sport is never going to be that appealing. I've only ever enjoyed watching red zone the couple of years I got serious about fantasy.
My love from college football comes from a combination of so many things. I had unlimited access to some of the best seats in DKR. I loved the bands and the pageantry and the community, as I would tailgate with all of my parents' college friends and their kids. I loved the passion of the 12th man once I made it to Kyle Field for one of their best games of the decade. I love the constantly changing landscape; the oversized stadiums with decades of character; the family friendly atmosphere (most places); and I'm a sucker for the fashion too. I'm not a fan of fans in jerseys or autograph culture and all that jazz. Typically you see less of all that in CFB, though there are exceptions. I also think the fact that there are no trades means players have a different kind of loyalty to their program. Transfers happen, but they're rare. Anyway... that got long; I'll quit there.
sirgippy: First and foremost for me, it's that I am more invested in Auburn football than I think I could ever be with an NFL team. The perception that football is an integral part of the culture at SEC schools is fairly accurate; at Auburn it dominates the fall and for many students nothing is more important.
I think the investment that CFB fans feel towards their teams leads to an intensity of fandom that the NFL can't achieve. In the NFL players are mercenaries hired to put on a show. In CFB, players are family members and the results seem personal.
Finally, the much larger number of teams and turnover of players leads many coaches to experiment with wildly different styles of play, and having clashes between those styles (think Bama v. Texas A&M) can be an incredible experience to watch. By comparison, the NFL and its polish is relatively boring to watch.
Honestly_: Pageantry, tradition, genuine connection to its fans. My team isn't going to threaten the city for a new stadium or move across the country. The increased unpredictability of games comes from the amateur nature of the contestants. There are more teams, more stories, more history. I like being a visiting fan and seeing parts of the country I might not otherwise visit as well as the universities. There's more heart in this version of the game.

4. Where do you see college football heading towards in the future?

Corporal_Hicks: To focus on one thing, I definitely see a 8 team playoff in the future. Not only do I think it's feasible, I believe it's the perfect number of teams to include every team that deserves a shot, while keeping the regular season important. I've thought maybe there could be some controversy when it comes to the #6 team when you factor in small conferences, but once you reach the 8th and 9th team, it would be hard to make the "we got screwed" arguments considering you would have 1-2 losses at this ranking. At the same time, I think any more would cheapen the regular season. Hopefully I'll find out if I'm right soon enough.
thrav: I'm afraid of where CFB is heading, but I'm also excited. As a Texan, I'm just a fan of the sport. I'd go watch high school kids play, as long as I could get excited about the team. I would rather see the overall quality of play drop than see schools making players employees. If somebody thinks an 18-21 year old pro league is viable, they're welcome to try setting one up. In my opinion, the demand is gone the second they're no longer associated with a school. Plenty of guys would kill to make a college team as a walk on. If the top talents think they're too valuable for just a scholarship, I'm fine with them going to a different league.
sirgippy: In addition to this year being the first year in CFB's nearly 150 year history to include a national playoff, there is also currently an ongoing struggle between the hundreds of teams in division one football and what the rules and policies should be.
For a variety of reasons, the differences between the needs and wants of the top tier of conferences vs. the rest of the top division continue to increase - and there's a decent chance it will lead to a formal separation between them. But who will join the top tier? And will the ongoing amateurism lawsuit put schools in a rough spot? Even after the last three years of flux between teams, it seems we're only in a brief repose before everything is once again mixed up.
As far as /CFB goes, a new season brings back all of our in season features including the poll, pick 'em contests, weekly threads including trash talk, the prediction thread, the gambling and user bet threads, and game threads for every big game.
Honestly_: /CFB is an interesting position as a neutral source between all the big corporate media sources such as ESPN, Fox, NBC, etc. Our strength has been our position as a place where fans of all teams can come together without it devolving into the crap people see on ESPN.com's comment section or even partisan team forums that sometimes get overwhelmed with a fanbase's more deluded members. We've even dabbled in some interesting OC, such as independently investigating stories that weren't being sufficiently covered in the press (example). As such we've heard from multiple directions that we have the opportunity to rise and take advantage of our position as an independent media source, and that's something I'd like to see us continue to do: our upcoming redesign can be seen as a step into our maturity as an outlet. Perhaps we might sponsor an award (something positive to go along with The Fulmer Cup), continue bringing in bigger AMAs, encouraging OC, really more of everything. Our strength and our limit are our contributors (i.e. redditors!).

5. Anything else to add?

Corporal_Hicks: The 1995 Nebraska Cornhuskers are the greatest college football team to ever play the game. This is not an opinion.
thrav: Enjoy the new design! Thanks & Gig'em.
Honestly_: The strength of this mod team is everyone is genuinely committed to making /CFB a better place for all CFB fans.
The strength of this subreddit are its users.
The strength of our Twitter account is the unstoppable power of Windows NT (that reference might be a bit old...).
Boy, that was one long feature.
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[Rookie] Early Bowl Game Previews, Part II

Last week I shared Part I of my college bowl game previews. I think that watching these bowl games is a great way to start your rookie draft research if you have not already started. So, I wanted to share my opinions and research with all of you here on the sub to help point out some players and storylines that you should watch. I write freelance covering college and the draft for Reality Sports Online; I am not trying to drive clicks to my posted work so I purposefully left out links that point to any of my articles.
UAB: 67th scoring offense, 106th passing offense, 37th rushing offense; 46th scoring defense, 22nd passing defense, 72nd rushing defense
Ohio: 14th scoring offense, 94th passing offense, 17th rushing offense; 59th scoring defense, 109th passing defense, 10th rushing defense
The offensive/defensive rankings in this one make for an interesting matchup. Neither team throws the ball well but both run the ball with aplomb (UAB averages 190 yards per game while Ohio averages 245). When UAB is running the ball it’ll be strength against strength with the Ohio rush defense. Ohio’s offense is led by the two-pronged ground attack of JUCO transfer QB Nathan Rourke and RB AJ Ouellette. Rourke has an incredible amount of rushing touchdowns: 21. That is 2nd overall in the FBS – not among QBs, among all players. It’s four more than Lamar Jackson has. Ouellette is injured and his status for the bowl is unknown. He finished 5th in the MAC in rushing but durability is a concern as I pointed out back in Week 10 before his most recent injury. Backup RB Dorian Brown is also questionable so the bulk of the carries may have to go to undersized freshman Julian Ross (who went 19-81 against Buffalo in the team’s last game).
UAB also has their own mobile QB, AJ Erdely, who transferred from Middle Tennessee State. Eredely’s rushing stats pale in comparison to Rourke, but he completes more passes (61.8% vs 54.2%) and has a better TD:INT ratio. UAB’s lead back is freshman Spencer Brown (1,292 yards, 10 TDs). It’s worth noting that this is UAB’s first season back in the FBS after ending their football program in 2014. Bill Clark is a name that nobody knows but that should be getting national recognition. He has done a fantastic job getting UAB to just its second ever bowl while also setting the school record for wins in a season since joining the FBS in 1996.
I’m really torn on this one. As much as I’d love to root for a UAB bowl victory, which would have been improbable in September, the Bahamas Bowl will come down to the health of Ohio’s running backs and whether their rush defense can slow down Brown. I’ll guess that one of the injured Ohio backs can play and that UAB won’t be able to slow down the tandem with Nathan Rourke. Prediction: Ohio
Central Michigan: 54th scoring offense, 48th passing offense, 93rd rushing offense; 68th scoring defense, 23rd passing defense, 91st rushing defense
Wyoming: 108th scoring offense, 101st passing offense, 120th rushing offense; 13th scoring defense, 5th passing defense, 74th rushing defense
This is an odd game to break down. When I first saw that Wyoming ended bowl eligible and was picked for a game, I figured I would have to go deep on QB Josh Allen but I find myself more excited by the Chippewas. Allen, as you probably know, is a first round NFL Draft prospect who struggled mightily this season before hurting his shoulder. That 101st ranking for the Cowboys’ passing offense is not a typo – they were that bad. Honestly, the shoulder injury might have done more to help his draft stock rather than hurt it. Before going down, Allen was averaging just 165.8 yards per game with a disappointing 56.2% completion percentage. His passer rating was 124.0 (ranked 97th in the FBS). Allen’s yards per pass also decreased about 25% from last season. So, if the stats are so bad, why is Allen still considered a first round draft prospect? Because he can do things like this. That play is loaded with positives if you watch closely. First off, Allen is under center (which he does a minority of the time but it’s more than most other QB prospects). Second, he really sells the play fake, using his prototypical size to hide the ball from the defense. Third, he delivers a nicely timed ball to his back who is running a wheel route from the backfield. Despite all the negatives, it’s this potential that has scouts excited. I’m hopeful that Allen plays so we can see him once more heading into the NFL Draft.
Heading into the season, I predicted good things for Central Michigan and thought they would be a “spoiler” in the conference. Turns out, I had that right. CMU won close games against Western Michigan and Northern Illinois, both of which were predicted to finish ahead of them in the division by Phil Steele; they even got a win over Ohio, the predicted best in the East division. CMU has two players I like: former Michigan QB Shane Morris and big play WR Corey Willis. Morris turns the ball over too much (13 INTs) and does not complete enough of his passes to be a real worry but he’s experienced and a former Michigan man so I like him. If you throw out a bad game against Boston College his stats would look better (yeah, yeah, I know I’m cherry picking). In the preseason, I compared Willis to John Brown from the Arizona Cardinals and thought his draft stock could mirror that of 2016 stat-stuffer Taywan Taylor. Unfortunately, injuries slowed Willis and limited him to just eight games. Still, those games were encouraging. He totaled 42-625-9 on the season and had four big games since returning from injury. Willis has at least one touchdown in five straight games, scoring eight of his nine touchdowns in that span. It doesn’t get much more under the radar than Willis: NFLDraftScout.com has him as the 46th ranked receiver in his class while Phil Steele had him as the 72nd ranked draft eligible receiver. I might be the only draft analyst advocating for Willis but I really am a believer and will enjoy watching him in the bowl game and at the combine. Prediction: Central Michigan
Texas Tech: 26th scoring offense, 11th passing offense, 96th rushing offense; 98th scoring defense, 124th passing defense, 53rd rushing defense
South Florida: 16th scoring offense, 54th passing offense, 9th rushing offense; 37th scoring defense, 58th passing defense, 23rd rushing defense
Here’s a prop bet for you: take the over on the total number of yards earned by Texas Tech and South Florida in the Birmingham Bowl. I’ll guess that combined the teams gain somewhere between 950-1,000 yards combined. This one may not feature the best football but it will be fun to watch. It’ll be long too with all the scoring so I recommend DVRing it and watching it on fast forward later in the day. Not surprisingly this is the first matchup between the two teams in their history and it was made possible by the fact that the SEC didn’t have enough teams to fulfill all of its bowl tie-ins. That isn’t to say the SEC was weak, it’s just that Georgia, Alabama and Auburn will all be playing in a New Year’s Six bowl which means less teams for the lower bowls. Texas Tech’s offense is led by junior QB Nic Shimonek and WR Keke Coutee. Shimonek is very efficient as a passer and ranks near the top of many passing categories such as completions, completion percentage and passer rating. His TD:INT ratio is 30:8 which is good too. Even though he has thrown the ball well this season, he was briefly benched for a game by coach Kliff Klingsbury. Shimonek came off the bench versus Texas in that game and led the team to a win; he’s already been confirmed as the bowl game starter. His top target, Coutee, has an 82-1,242-9 line on the season.
South Florida is powered by the legs and the arm of QB Quinton Flowers. Flowers has 31 total passing and rushing touchdowns this season and 107 during his career. It’s a shame he’s so undersized (6’0″ and 210lbs) or he’d be a fun draft prospect to evaluate; chances are he’ll still give the NFL a shot but likely after a position change. Flowers is a winner: he has led the Bulls to a 29-9 record over the last three seasons. He should notch another one here to cap off a prolific career. Prediction: South Florida
Army: 43rd scoring offense, 130th passing offense, 1st rushing offense; 30th scoring defense, 40th passing defense, 54th rushing defense
San Diego State: 50th scoring offense, 118th passing offense, 12th rushing offense; 15th scoring defense, 26th passing defense, 8th rushing defense
Oh San Diego State, one of my favorite teams of the year. Their 12th ranked rushing offense is paced by RB Rashaad Penny who has undoubtedly made himself a millionaire this season with his meteoric rise. In the preseason, I mentioned Penny as a special teams difference maker. In Week 3, I discussed how Penny helped the Aztecs overcome their first Power 5 opponent in Arizona State. By Week 5, the Aztecs made it into my “Games to Watch” segment with Penny as the headliner. Come Week 6, I spotlighted Penny as my top player to watch that week and had already run out of superlatives for his success. A week later, Penny was in my “Heisman Watch” segment. Sure, Penny’s meteor has fallen back to earth but he’s still a great player who deserves your attention. Penny has 2,169 total yards (most in the FBS) and 24 total TDs on the season. Those scores break down to 19 rushing, 2 receiving, 2 kick return and 1 punt return. He truly is a jack-of-all-trades and may be a top ten RB in the 2018 rookie class.
Army is led by senior QB Ahmad Bradshaw. Bradshaw is a “quarterback” only in the sense that he takes the ball from under center each play. He passes so infrequently that Sports-Reference.com shows his rushing stats ahead of his passing stats (he went 1-1 for 20 yards against Navy). He is a very effective rusher who averages 7.5 yards per attempt, for a total of 1,566 yards and 12 TDs this season. Not surprisingly, Army has a stable of backs with 500+ yards including Darnell Woolfolk, Kell Walker and Andy Davidson. If you didn’t watch Army’s last game against Navy in the snow, you missed one heck of a game that Army pulled out late. The game against Navy is, without a doubt, the biggest game of their season but I’m sure they will get up again next week for SDSU.
Ultimately, I think the strong Aztec defense plus Penny will be too much to overcome for Army. In case this one is close, I will note that San Diego State has a good kicker in John Baron; he only went 12-15 this season because the offense converted drives into touchdowns but he can be counted on in the clutch. Prediction: San Diego State
Toledo: 11th scoring offense, 20th passing offense, 26th rushing offense; 56th scoring defense, 49th passing defense, 68th rushing defense
Appalachian State: 33rd scoring offense, 72nd passing offense, 28th rushing offense; 33rd scoring defense, 45th passing defense, 43rd rushing defense
Saturday Dec. 23 is looking to be a great day of good games, finishing off with yet another high scoring affair in the Dollar General Bowl. Toledo ended the season on a three game winning streak including the MAC Championship against Akron. Toledo is led by the strength of their offense. Senior RB Terry Swanson is the standout back of the bunch (1,319 yards, 14 TDs). Swanson went for 466 yards and 3 TDs over the last three games of the season including 180-2 in the MAC Championship. Freshman RB Shakif Seymour has earned a larger role of late, especially after a five touchdown game against Bowling Green. The top target for QB Logan Woodside, more on him in a moment, is WR Diontae Johnson. Johnson is a big play guy who averages 17.5 yards per reception and also has two return touchdowns this season. The aforementioned Woodside is Toledo’s best draft prospect but he’s maybe a 7th rounder at best heading into the combine. I watched Woodside earlier in the year against Eastern Michigan and he mostly disappointed in that one. He had fantastic numbers last season (4,129 yards, 45 TDs, 69.1% completion percentage) but just about all of his stats except INTs has regressed in 2017. It’s looking more and more like Woodside will be an UDFA but who knows maybe that works out the best for him so he can choose his landing spot.
I included Appalachian State RB Jalin Moore in my Early 2018 Positional Rankings for one reason: his pass blocking will get him drafted. Per Pro Football Focus, Moore has the highest pass blocking efficiency by a running back in the FBS. It was a good thing to see Moore get 12 receptions this year (just five in his first two seasons) because if he’s going to be on the field in pass blocking situations in the NFL he better work on his receiving skills. Moore battled a foot injury this season and missed some time but when he was healthy he was very productive. He had two games over 200 yards (239 and 241) and two games over 100 yards where he also scored 2 TDs. The Mountaineers QB Taylor Lamb is a four year starter who will be playing in his last game for the team. He’s a dual threat (539 yards and 5 TDs rushing) and careful with the ball (just 6 INTs this year).
I went into researching this game thinking I would take Toledo and Woodside but I’m now leaning towards App State. They have the better defense and I have a gut feeling Lamb will show-out. Prediction: Appalachian State
Fresno State: 79th scoring offense, 66th passing offense, 77th rushing offense; 9th scoring defense, 37th passing defense, 14th rushing defense
Houston: 67th scoring offense, 38th passing offense, 54th rushing offense; 39th scoring defense, 118th passing defense, 46th rushing defense
Fresno State is probably the bowl team that I have the least feel for – I can’t recall watching a single minute of their games this season before the MWC Championship. Fresno won four straight to earn that MWC Championship game berth, including a win over 23rd ranked Boise State. Lead WR KeeSean Johnson could be a longshot 2019 NFL Draft prospect if he improves his stats again in 2018. His receptions, yards, yards per reception and touchdowns have all increased year over year. In 2017 he finished with 66 receptions, 918 yards and 8 TDs. Fresno’s rush attack is led by a trio of underclassman including freshman Jordan Mims (142 attempts, 604 yards, 6 TDs), sophomore Josh Hokit (117-519-7) and freshman Ronnie Rivers (95-473-5). Mims is the go-to guy, he had 10+ carries in eight straight games before the MWC Championship game, but it’s definitely a “hot hand” situation.
The Cougars offense is not in good shape, despite their middling rankings, and clearly misses former head coach Tom Herman. They are currently on their third starting quarterback, having settled on dual threat freshman D’Erig King in late October. Since taking over, King has 6 passing TDs and 7 rushing TDs. Houston has one player that you must watch: DT Ed Oliver. Oliver is just a sophomore so he’s not draft eligible but I’ll bet he’s in the conversation for a Top 10 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. He’s 6’3″ and 290lbs but athletic. His stats won’t be amazing because he is often double teamed but he still managed 69 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 3 passes defended, 2 forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in 2017.
Total gut call but I have more faith in Fresno State’s offense after doing my research so I’ll take them and the bonus that is their strong defense. Prediction: Fresno State
West Virginia: 19th scoring offense, 12th passing offense, 72nd rushing offense; 92nd scoring defense, 101st passing defense, 105th rushing defense
Utah: 59th scoring offense, 43rd passing offense, 70th rushing offense; 42nd scoring defense, 54th passing defense, 36th rushing defense
West Virginia enters the Heart of Dallas Bowl with their 12th ranked pass offense in flux. QB Will Grier is questionable after a finger injury ended his season early. In the game and a half the Mountaineers played without Grier, backup Chris Chugunov went 24-46 for 326 yards and 1 TD. The team did lose both of those games though, one against Texas and one against Oklahoma. I covered Grier back in Week 8 but since he’s injured I won’t go into more detail here other than to say that I am lower on him than others. The must-watch offensive prospect, in my opinion, on West Virginia is QB turned WR David Sills. Sills has good height at 6’3″ and uses that size to be a dominant red zone target. Sills totaled 18 TDs on the season (enough to lead the FBS); 12 of those TDs came in the red zone. NFLDraftScout.com predicts Sills to have 4.58 speed which not elite but is good enough and subsequently has him as the 6th ranked WR in his 2019 draft class (note: that does not include other 2018 guys who come out early). WalterFootball.com has him as the 14th if he were to come out this season. I have Sills as my 10th WR for 2018 so I really like his potential. I’ll predict that coach Dana Holgorsen calls up a key trick play where Sills gets to throw the ball and remind everybody that he used to play QB.
** Utah is also dealing with an injured quarterback as Tyler Huntley is questionable for the bowl. Troy Williams, a former Washington transfer who started in 2016, has not played particularly well in relief duty this year (2 TDs, 4 INTs, 54.5% completion percentage). Senior WR Darren Carrington was unable to cement his status as an NFL Draft prospect but he’ll still get a late round look (66-918-6 this season). The Utes best shot at a win is to ride RB Zack Moss. Moss has 1,023 yards rushing, 9 rushing TDs, 28 receptions and 234 yards receiving this season. When Utah has the ball, pay attention to West Virginia S Kyzir White, brother of Bears WR Kevin White. White is a top safety prospect who has 81 tackles and 3 INTs this season.
As long as Chugunov can get the ball to Sills and target-hog Gary Jennings (94 receptions) the Mountaineers will be fine against a mediocre Utah team. Prediction: West Virginia
Northern Illinois: 51st scoring offense, 87th passing offense, 38th rushing offense; 26th scoring defense, 57th passing defense, 11th rushing defense
Duke: 86th scoring offense, 80th passing offense, 59th rushing offense; 25th scoring defense, 12th passing defense, 62nd rushing defense
Duke was recently in the college football headlines because head coach David Cutcliffe was offered, and declined, the Tennessee job. Considering what a sideshow that search became, I think we would all agree that was a good decision by Cutcliffe. Cutcliffe has brought relevance to a struggling Duke program (they went to four straight bowls from 2012-2015) but finished just 4-8 last season. I’m not a Duke fan and don’t follow the team closely but from afar I have to say that I like Cutcliffe and appreciate that he shunned a bigger job to continue building at Duke. Maybe one reason Cutcliffe decided to return was the opportunity to continue working with redshirt sophomore QB Daniel Jones. Jones has prototypical height at 6’5″ but needs to add weight to his 215lb frame. Of the 18 quarterbacks who were drafted since 2010 and measured at 6’5″ or taller at the combine, none weighed less than 223lbs. Per my two favorite draft sources, WalterFootball.com has him as the 15th ranked quarterback if he came out in 2018 while NFLDraftScout pegs him as the 6th best if he waits until 2020. Jones will be best served by another season or two in college because he wouldn’t get drafted today based on his production. His completion percentage is too low (55.7%) and his TD:INT is poor (12:11). Part of that could be excused by a lackluster supporting cast but a top quarterback prospect needs to transcend his team. Keep an eye on Jones to see if he improves next season.
The NIU quarterback situation is the polar opposite of the stability that Duke enjoys. Like the Houston Cougars, the Huskies are on their third starting quarterback this year, moving on from the first two due to injury and ineffectiveness. They are currently starting dual threat freshman Marcus Childers. Childers took over in October and has been productive: 20 combined passing and rushing TDs. Protecting the blindside of Childers is a mountain of a man named Max Scharping. Scharping, a junior, is 6’6″ and 312lbs. Per Pro Football Focus he is third in the nation in pass blocking efficiency by offensive tackles. According to their stat guide, Scharping has only allowed one hit and just four hurries. If Scharping comes out, I’ll bet he’s a Day Two prospect.
Neither team really won my heart here but I’ll go with NIU and their stronger scoring offense. Prediction: Northern Illinois
Kansas State: 37th scoring offense, 99th passing offense, 42nd rushing offense; 58th scoring defense, 129th passing defense, 18th rushing defense
UCLA: 30th scoring offense, 5th passing offense, 114th rushing offense; 118th scoring defense, 39th passing defense, 129th rushing defense
Apologies to Kansas State and legendary head coach Bill Snyder but this preview is all about UCLA’s Josh Rosen because he will be the biggest topic of conversation in this one. The Rosen discussion, is dominated by one thought: will Rosen even play? One of the oft-mentioned negatives of Rosen is that he might lack the passion for the game that some players exude. I’ve heard some pundits say something to the effect of Josh not “needing” the game. I obviously don’t know Rosen personally and haven’t studied him enough to have my own opinion but it does worry me that if that is true maybe he won’t bother suiting up for this meaningless game. We saw a number of top prospects take that approach last year (Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffery) and can you really blame them? The first overall pick and millions of dollars are on the line for Rosen. I would not at all be surprised to read reports of Rosen’s shoulder injury “lingering” long enough to keep him out of the Cactus Bowl. Regardless of whether he plays or how well he plays, Rosen is my pick for the first pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. I have gone deep on Rosen earlier in the season so I won’t rehash everything here but long story short is that he is the most pro-ready quarterback in the class. He plays in a pro-style offense, has good size and arm strength and has been very productive in college. He’s not without his negatives (i.e. the aforementioned mentality questions, low completion percentage, some poor decisions) but he has a high floor. His ceiling may not be as high as somebody like Sam Darnold, who is younger but needs more seasoning for the NFL level, but Rosen is worthy enough of the top pick and can start from Day One.
I lied about ignoring Kansas State because there are three things I want to touch on. First, starting QB Jesse Ertz is out and has been replaced by freshman Skylar Thompson, a QB with the same size and skill set as Ertz. Second, Junior CB D.J. Reed is a difference maker on defense (43 tackles, 4 INTs, 9 passes defended) and on special teams (2 TDs, led Big 12 in punt and kickoff yards per return) when he is healthy. Unfortunately, Reed is hurt and it’s unsure if he’ll be able to play. If he does, I’ll be interested to see him vs Rosen. Third, Kansas State has an interesting OL prospect in junior Dalton Risner. Risner was the team’s starting C as a redshirt freshman and has since switched over to RT. He is ranked second in the pass block efficiency stat by PFF at the tackle position. If Risner enters the NFL Draft as a C prospect he could be a Day Two pick due to his versatility.
It’s hard to throw out praise for a team’s starting quarterback like I did and then pick against them but that’s exactly what I’m going to do. If Rosen can’t or won’t go, they could have to go to third stringer Matt Lynch because backup Devon Modster is questionable with his own injury. No thanks, let’s go Wildcats. Prediction: Kansas State
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