Tracy Jordan

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  1. The majority of Ravens players were wearing white cleats today, I thought that was interesting. I've always preferred their 1999-2003 combo with the white cleats and the single striped socks over their current look.
  2. 2017 NFL Season

    Holy cow, the Rams are 5-2 and the Bills are 4-2. We must be living in the upside-down dimension from "Stranger Things"
  3. 2017 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

    Kansas City vs. Oakland New Orleans vs. Green Bay Arizona vs. LA Rams Baltimore vs. Minnesota Jacksonville vs. Indianapolis Carolina vs. Chicago Tampa Bay vs. Buffalo NY Jets vs. Miami Tennessee vs. Cleveland Dallas vs. San Francisco Denver vs. LA Chargers Seattle vs. NY Giants Cincinnati vs. Pittsburgh Atlanta vs. New England Washington vs. Philadelphia
  4. NBA Changes 2017-18

    LOL @ Nike
  5. NBA 2017-18: A Tale of Two Conferences

    I just saw the Hayward injury. That was horrifying. I can't imagine what kind of pain he's going through, both physically and emotionally.
  6. 2017 NFL Season

    Ah, I see... So Kaepernick is solely to blame for the 49ers futility over the last few years? Interesting. This isn't about character over content. You seem to be the only one here arguing that Kaepernick is so terrible that no NFL team has any reason to sign him, even as a backup. You're completely ignoring the context of the last two years. So let's talk about content... You're right, he did lose his starting job in 2015 before having season-ending shoulder surgery. Statistically, it was the worst season he's played on a team that was already in a severe decline (not his fault that they lost a lot of talent around him between 2014-2015). He came back to training camp in 2016 and Chip Kelly eventually named Blaine Gabbert as the starter. Eventually, Gabbert was benched and Kaepernick re-took the starting job in Week 6. Here's what he did the rest of the year... 2016 Games: 12 Starts: 11 Touchdowns: 16 Interceptions: 4 INT %: 1.2 Yards: 2,241 Completion %: 59.2 Rating 90.7 Yes, he went 1-10 as a starter. It's kind of hard to win games when your defense ranks dead last in points allowed per game, your running game ranks dead last and your top two receiving weapons are Torrey Smith and Jeremy Kerley (who combined for >1,000 yards). And despite all of this, he still finished with the 6th lowest INT percentage in the entire NFL last season. But yeah, he's not good anymore right? Ryan Fitzpatrick ranked dead last among qualified QBs with a 4.2 INT% last year, and yet he still wound up getting a job with the Buccaneers. I guess it's only fair that Fitzpatrick should get an infinite amount of starting opportunities over his career, but Kaepernick should have to call it quits after a few bad games over a two-year stretch. Now let's look at Gabbert's numbers as a starter last year: 2016 Games: 6 Starts: 5 Touchdowns: 5 Interceptions: 6 Yards: 925 INT %: 3.8 Completion %: 56.9 Rating: 68.4 Kaepernick clearly put up better numbers and won the exact same amount of games (1) with the same team around him as Gabbert did in 2016. So naturally, the Cardinals signed Gabbert this offseason. Because who wouldn't want to bring in a former first round draft bust who is 9-31 as a starter to run the team in case of a Carson Palmer injury? Clearly this is not about wins and losses. Also, I like how you gloss over Kaepernick's leading the 49ers to a Super Bowl and an NFC Championship game as if that was no big deal. But as the team goes into a decline, suddenly that 3-16 record matters a lot more huh? It's pretty easy to nitpick his starting record while ignoring how terrible the 49ers roster has been since 2015. I seem to recall Kurt Warner's career was on a downward trend (got benched for Bulger) following a dominant three year stretch from 1999-2001. But you know what, that didn't stop the Giants and later the Cardinals from giving him another opportunity, and look how that turned out for AZ. I think you're in denial here. This is not about proving some political point, and nobody is playing the race card. FiveThirtyEight did an analysis of this back in August: So what? The real issue is why has he only receive a single workout since opting out in March? There were plenty of teams that were in the market for a backup during the offseason and plenty more since the start of the season. The fact that the Packers won't even entertain the thought of inviting him in for a workout and would rather stick with two backups with zero starting experience is stupid. Same goes for the other teams who would rather stick with terrible backups (Raiders, Titans, Rams, Bears, Bills, Ravens, Jets, etc.) Haha, conspiracy theory. I'm pretty sure most people in this thread believe Kaepernick is being blackballed by the NFL and feel that he's better than 90% of the current backups in the league. I think you're doing everything you can to come up with reasons why teams are better off not signing him. I'm not sure that's an argument you can win unless you bring up the so-called "off-field issues" that you feel Kaepernick would bring to the table. It's not like we're talking about Johnny Manziel here. I can't help it if you don't see through the NFL's hypocrisy on this issue. Greg Hardy, Ray Rice (before the tape was leaked), Michael Vick, etc. all received second opportunities despite heavy media scrutiny. It's pretty obvious what this is really about. If a convicted dog killer can sign with a team (who had no immediate need for a QB) just months after being released from prison, then surely Kaepernick should be give the same opportunity yes? Now if you seriously believe guys like Matt Schaub, Blaine Gabbert, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Matt Cassel, Ryan Mallet, Scott Tolzien, E.J. Manuel, Tom Savage, Mike Glennon, Brandon Weeden, Mark Sanchez, Kevin Hogan, Brock Osweiller, etc. are all better QBs than Kaepernick, you're delusional. If you can't think of a single NFL team that could utilize his talents as a backup or as a spot-starter, you're delusional. And spare me this notion that front offices always knows whats best because "It's what they get paid to do!!!!!!!" If that were true, the Browns wouldn't be on their 1,000th starting QB since 1999. You seem to think that all these teams have "figured out" Kaepernick's game and that's why he's still unsigned, even though statistically he's still better than all of the jabronis I listed above over the last two years. Stop lying to yourself. I'm done arguing. You're certainly entitled to your opinions, no matter how outrageous some of them may be. I believe @Rockstar Matt was able to sum up everything I've said much more concisely a few weeks ago:
  7. 2017 NFL Season

    So the AFC South is a total toss-up once again. I'd say as long as DeShaun Watson is playing at this level, the Texans are probably the favorites to win the division. I'm not sold on Jacksonville at all and Tennessee has been way too inconsistent so far. Even if Andrew Luck gets back on the field soon it's probably going to be a while before he's back to 100%.
  8. 2017 NFL Season

    He threw for 154 yards and three interceptions yesterday. That's why I said "if he continues to struggle." There's a reason he was a fifth round draft pick coming out of UCLA. He has accuracy issues and doesn't see the field very well, as evident by yesterday's performance. Explain the rationale behind the Browns' decision to sign a washed-up RGIII last year but refusing to sign Kaep this year. Why did one of them get a second chance after being dumped by the Skins but the other (who opted out) didn't? I'll give you a hint: it has nothing to do with football-related decision-making. If Colin Kaepernick had been cut after the 2015 season, he'd have landed with another team. There is no legitimate explanation for why he isn't on a roster right now other than the fact that he peacefully protested during the national anthem and that offended some people, including NFL owners.
  9. 2017 NFL Season

    So you'd roll with Brett Hundley the rest of the season? Both of Green Bay's backup QB have a combined five years of experience and 44 career pass attempts between them. What about the fact that Kaepernick played in a West coast offense under Jim Harbaugh? He has more experience in that offense than Hundley does to this point, and he's significantly more talented. Would you not at least bring him in as a backup in case Hundley continues to struggle? That's hilarious. Kaepernick isn't on an NFL roster because, in your words, teams and scouts have seen a "decline in skills". Then how do you explain why Matt freakin' Schaub still has a job? He's so good that he's managed to be traded/cut by three teams in five years.
  10. 2017 NFL Season

    If you were a Packers fan, who would you rather have starting at quarterback: Brett Hundley or Colin Kaepernick?
  11. 2017 NFL Season

    This is going to be interesting:
  12. As long as the current one-helmet rule is still in effect in 2019, I don't think we'll get to see throwbacks for every AFL team. But I'm crossing my fingers and hoping they'll change the rule before then. The 50th anniversary season was awesome. Even the throwback referee uniforms were great.
  13. Tank in the news

    "You're with me, leather."
  14. 2017 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

    Philadelphia vs. Carolina Miami vs. Atlanta Cleveland vs. Houston Detroit vs. New Orleans Green Bay vs. Minnesota Chicago vs. Baltimore New England vs. NY Jets San Francisco vs. Washington Tampa Bay vs. Arizona LA Rams vs. Jacksonville LA Chargers vs. Oakland Pittsburgh vs. Kansas City NY Giants vs. Denver Indianapolis vs. Tennessee
  15. Star Wars Movie Thread

    I really hope we get to see a Ewan McGregor cameo in this one.