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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:38 pm    Post subject: 2020 NFL Offseason Thread

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/02/07/browns-mascot-swagger-the-dog-dies-at-6/

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Browns mascot Swagger the dog dies at 6

Swagger, a bull mastiff who served as the Cleveland Browns’ mascot and stood by his team through a lifetime of losing records, has died at the age of 6.

“Swagger unfortunately has passed away completely unexpected this afternoon,” Justin McLaughlin, whose family owned Swagger, wrote on Facebook. “A lot of people did not know Swagger had been dealing with cancer for the past year. Today he had a stroke and it took his life. We will always remember him as the most loving dog we have ever encountered. His love was felt by thousands of people literally all over the world!”

Swagger retired in October and was replaced by his son, Swagger Jr., also known as SJ, in November.

The Browns brought the 145-pound Swagger on as a mascot during the 2014 season, and he fit right in with the Dawg Pound. He was known for enthusiastically running onto the field before home games and taking pictures with fans.
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https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/02/08/panthers-will-host-prom-of-school-destroyed-by-tornado/

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Panthers will host prom of school destroyed by tornado

The Panthers have an indoor facility that primarily is used for practice. Soon, it will be used for something else.

Via Alex Andrejev of the Charlotte Observer, the Panthers will host the the North Central High School prom. The Camden, South Carolina school was destroyed last month by a tornado.

“Students were torn out of their school the second half of their senior year,” said Renee Mitchell, the North Central prom committee advisor. “They were upset about not graduating at their high school and I think this has given them a boost.”

The Panthers also will donate weight-room equipment and practice uniforms. The team also donated $5,000 to repair the school’s scoreboard.

The school, which has 500 students, will be closed indefinitely.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:18 am    Post subject:

I'd like to see him sign with the Rams. Put some pressure on Goff to improve.

Quarterback Philip Rivers and the Chargers are Parting Ways After 16 Seasons

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:00 pm    Post subject:

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I'd like to see him sign with the Rams. Put some pressure on Goff to improve.

Quarterback Philip Rivers and the Chargers are Parting Ways After 16 Seasons

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He will probably sign with a Florida team. I don't see him packing up his entire family to move there and then still work in California. This is the guy who commuted to games in LA while his family was still in San Diego.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:15 am    Post subject:

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I'd like to see him sign with the Rams. Put some pressure on Goff to improve.

Quarterback Philip Rivers and the Chargers are Parting Ways After 16 Seasons

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He will probably sign with a Florida team. I don't see him packing up his entire family to move there and then still work in California. This is the guy who commuted to games in LA while his family was still in San Diego.


Good point. You're probably right.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:14 am    Post subject:

ESPN: Josh Norman ready for 'something new and fresh' after Redskins release

I'd like to see the Colts try to sign him on a bargain deal. If Norman doesn't want to sign on a smaller deal, hard pass.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:08 am    Post subject:

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ESPN: Josh Norman ready for 'something new and fresh' after Redskins release

I'd like to see the Colts try to sign him on a bargain deal. If Norman doesn't want to sign on a smaller deal, hard pass.


He looks pretty much done.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:33 pm    Post subject:

NFL reinstates Myles Garrett from indefinite suspension; Browns announce they will welcome him back

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I listened to Garrett and I'm conflicted about his guilt or innocence. He said when he was taking Mason Rudolph down Mason called him a stupid N.

There's controversy because there's no audio of the accusation. Rudolph's mouth was right next to Garrett's ear. I don't see how any audio could be picked up because during play they are turned off. Also it may have been whispered. If whispered during play it may not have been heard by any player close to the play because of all the grunting and crowd noise.

Rudolph is also at fault. He tried to pull Garrett's helmet off first. When separated he followed Garrett who was being held. His suspension was warranted.

I watched the take down, which I thought was unnecessary and warranted a flag. The striking at Rudolph's head with a helmet warranted the suspension.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:25 am    Post subject:

As in any accusation one should listen to all evidence before making a decision. I'll confess to being tribal at the outset thus conflicted. I have much respect for Mike Tomlin. Listening to him on First Take this morning kinda moved the needle. Weighing all presented at this time I'm more inclined to believe Rudolph.

‘I Took Offense To It,’ Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin Defends QB Mason Rudolph During Myles Garrett Situation

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:28 pm    Post subject:

jodeke wrote:
NFL reinstates Myles Garrett from indefinite suspension; Browns announce they will welcome him back

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I listened to Garrett and I'm conflicted about his guilt or innocence. He said when he was taking Mason Rudolph down Mason called him a stupid N.

There's controversy because there's no audio of the accusation. Rudolph's mouth was right next to Garrett's ear. I don't see how any audio could be picked up because during play they are turned off. Also it may have been whispered. If whispered during play it may not have been heard by any player close to the play because of all the grunting and crowd noise.

Rudolph is also at fault. He tried to pull Garrett's helmet off first. When separated he followed Garrett who was being held. His suspension was warranted.

I watched the take down, which I thought was unnecessary and warranted a flag. The striking at Rudolph's head with a helmet warranted the suspension.

Video


NFL already conducted an investigation, they couldn’t find any evidence of Rudolph saying that word: no player, brown or Steeler can confirm Garrett’s claim. And there’s Garrett’s behavior also. Why did he take so long to bring it up? Is it a coincidence that he brought it up only after his sentencing was before him? To me it looks totally made up.

And yeah, like Mike Tomlin said, Rudolph was fined for getting beat up.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:20 pm    Post subject:

Goldenwest wrote:
jodeke wrote:
NFL reinstates Myles Garrett from indefinite suspension; Browns announce they will welcome him back

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I listened to Garrett and I'm conflicted about his guilt or innocence. He said when he was taking Mason Rudolph down Mason called him a stupid N.

There's controversy because there's no audio of the accusation. Rudolph's mouth was right next to Garrett's ear. I don't see how any audio could be picked up because during play they are turned off. Also it may have been whispered. If whispered during play it may not have been heard by any player close to the play because of all the grunting and crowd noise.

Rudolph is also at fault. He tried to pull Garrett's helmet off first. When separated he followed Garrett who was being held. His suspension was warranted.

I watched the take down, which I thought was unnecessary and warranted a flag. The striking at Rudolph's head with a helmet warranted the suspension.

Video


NFL already conducted an investigation, they couldn’t find any evidence of Rudolph saying that word: no player, brown or Steeler can confirm Garrett’s claim. And there’s Garrett’s behavior also. Why did he take so long to bring it up? Is it a coincidence that he brought it up only after his sentencing was before him? To me it looks totally made up.

And yeah, like Mike Tomlin said, Rudolph was fined for getting beat up.


I wonder how he'll affect the Cleveland locker room? It's in a bit of chaos now.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:10 am    Post subject:

jodeke wrote:
Goldenwest wrote:
jodeke wrote:
NFL reinstates Myles Garrett from indefinite suspension; Browns announce they will welcome him back

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I listened to Garrett and I'm conflicted about his guilt or innocence. He said when he was taking Mason Rudolph down Mason called him a stupid N.

There's controversy because there's no audio of the accusation. Rudolph's mouth was right next to Garrett's ear. I don't see how any audio could be picked up because during play they are turned off. Also it may have been whispered. If whispered during play it may not have been heard by any player close to the play because of all the grunting and crowd noise.

Rudolph is also at fault. He tried to pull Garrett's helmet off first. When separated he followed Garrett who was being held. His suspension was warranted.

I watched the take down, which I thought was unnecessary and warranted a flag. The striking at Rudolph's head with a helmet warranted the suspension.

Video


NFL already conducted an investigation, they couldn’t find any evidence of Rudolph saying that word: no player, brown or Steeler can confirm Garrett’s claim. And there’s Garrett’s behavior also. Why did he take so long to bring it up? Is it a coincidence that he brought it up only after his sentencing was before him? To me it looks totally made up.

And yeah, like Mike Tomlin said, Rudolph was fined for getting beat up.


I wonder how he'll affect the Cleveland locker room? It's in a bit of chaos now.


Not well if this issue keeps coming up, specially during the season. Maybe Tomlin’s SAS interview will quell things.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:32 am    Post subject:

Goldenwest wrote:
jodeke wrote:
Goldenwest wrote:
jodeke wrote:
NFL reinstates Myles Garrett from indefinite suspension; Browns announce they will welcome him back

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I listened to Garrett and I'm conflicted about his guilt or innocence. He said when he was taking Mason Rudolph down Mason called him a stupid N.

There's controversy because there's no audio of the accusation. Rudolph's mouth was right next to Garrett's ear. I don't see how any audio could be picked up because during play they are turned off. Also it may have been whispered. If whispered during play it may not have been heard by any player close to the play because of all the grunting and crowd noise.

Rudolph is also at fault. He tried to pull Garrett's helmet off first. When separated he followed Garrett who was being held. His suspension was warranted.

I watched the take down, which I thought was unnecessary and warranted a flag. The striking at Rudolph's head with a helmet warranted the suspension.

Video


NFL already conducted an investigation, they couldn’t find any evidence of Rudolph saying that word: no player, brown or Steeler can confirm Garrett’s claim. And there’s Garrett’s behavior also. Why did he take so long to bring it up? Is it a coincidence that he brought it up only after his sentencing was before him? To me it looks totally made up.

And yeah, like Mike Tomlin said, Rudolph was fined for getting beat up.


I wonder how he'll affect the Cleveland locker room? It's in a bit of chaos now.


Not well if this issue keeps coming up, specially during the season. Maybe Tomlin’s SAS interview will quell things.


Where will OBJ go next.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:32 am    Post subject:

Goldenwest wrote:
jodeke wrote:
Goldenwest wrote:
jodeke wrote:
NFL reinstates Myles Garrett from indefinite suspension; Browns announce they will welcome him back

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I listened to Garrett and I'm conflicted about his guilt or innocence. He said when he was taking Mason Rudolph down Mason called him a stupid N.

There's controversy because there's no audio of the accusation. Rudolph's mouth was right next to Garrett's ear. I don't see how any audio could be picked up because during play they are turned off. Also it may have been whispered. If whispered during play it may not have been heard by any player close to the play because of all the grunting and crowd noise.

Rudolph is also at fault. He tried to pull Garrett's helmet off first. When separated he followed Garrett who was being held. His suspension was warranted.

I watched the take down, which I thought was unnecessary and warranted a flag. The striking at Rudolph's head with a helmet warranted the suspension.

Video


NFL already conducted an investigation, they couldn’t find any evidence of Rudolph saying that word: no player, brown or Steeler can confirm Garrett’s claim. And there’s Garrett’s behavior also. Why did he take so long to bring it up? Is it a coincidence that he brought it up only after his sentencing was before him? To me it looks totally made up.

And yeah, like Mike Tomlin said, Rudolph was fined for getting beat up.


I wonder how he'll affect the Cleveland locker room? It's in a bit of chaos now.


Not well if this issue keeps coming up, specially during the season. Maybe Tomlin’s SAS interview will quell things.


Where will OBJ go next.
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