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🚑 Week 2 Injury Thread 🚑

Full write up Tuesday with @TheFFBallers

My quick, concise thoughts on each injury + what we know now 👇
#49ers RB situation:

Trey Sermon: in concussion protocol

Elijah Mitchell: R shoulder injury, team believes is a "stinger type injury"; MRI tomorrow

Ja'Mycal Hasty: Ankle injury, to be evaluated more tomorrow. Severity currently unknown
#Browns Baker Mayfield

L shoulder dislocation: Returned to the game and was effective. Will be fine moving forward but is likely to require offseason labral repair surgery. If this was his R shoulder, he'd be done for the year
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Happy Birthday @larams47
LeRoy takes a punt back 75 yards for a touchdown vs the Falcons, but he wasn’t done yet….
He took another punt back 84 yards for a touchdown, he finished with 204 return yards one short of the record.
LeRoy Irvin
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BOTD Merlin Olsen
Merlin at his last game in L.A.
Merlin Olsen All-Pro
Merlin Olsen
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Tampa was awarded a franchise in April 1974.
#Buccaneers spend 250000 on the equipment room alone
John McKay left USC to coach the #Buccaneers
“It bothers me we have been picked as the worst team in 🏈…..2nd worst team? I could stand it, but not the worst” - John McKay
John McKay
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The #Giants finished 13-3 and won the Super Bowl
True Blue the 1990 #Giants
Training camp.
Simms and @CarlBanksGIII talk about the keys to the upcoming season
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Happy Birthday 89th Rosey Grier
Rosey has lived an incredible life, playing with the #Giants and #Rams
He was a great player, and an even better human.
After he got injured in ‘68 he travelled with Robert Kennedy.
Rosey was at the Ambassador hotel when Kennedy was shot.
He tackled Sirhan Sirhan, preventing any further injury.
That night stuck with Rosey for a long time
Happy Birthday Rosey Grier
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The #Browns play their first season as members of the #NFL and they win the championship.
September 16, 1950 the first game for the #Browns in the #NFL vs the #Eagles
35-10 #Browns
The #Browns play their first home game as members of the #NFL on October 1, 1950 vs the #Giants
Eddie Price scores the only touchdown of the game
#Browns are shutout for the first time and suffer their first loss 6-0 to the #Giants
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Happy Birthday Jack Lambert.
Jack changed the momentum of Super Bowl X when he threw Cliff Harris on his ass after he taunted Gerela after a missed FG.
“The Pittsburgh #Steelers aren’t supposed to be intimidated, we’re supposed to be intimidators” - Jack Lambert postgame Super Bowl X
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Brady is the best football player in the modern Era if you control for racism, coaching and division competition. Doesn't mean he's not the greatest but context matters
The #GOAT conversation depends on how you think of individual vs team sports. Football is HARD - a long career of success is almost impossible. But Basketball requires you play offense AND defense (unless you're Harden) so I'd put LeBron, Russell, Jordan ahead of #Brady
Easily 3 of #Brady #SuperBowl wins were
defense #seahawks
Special Teams #Rams 2000
Defense #Rams 2018

LeBron, Jordan, Russell had to be on the court the whole time. Again doesn't take anything AWAY from #Brady but a "Team sport" hits different when you have to defend too
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The Stafford trade is so monumentally dumb for the #Rams on every level that I am astounded at how many people are outsmarting themselves trying to make it seem shrewd.
I mean, I get how well "I understand Matthew Stafford on deeper levels than you" plays #OnHere. He's damaged goods on the downside of his career. The Rams traded extreme draft capital and are eating cap $$ they don't have to get him. It's a disaster.
The #Rams are going to lose Leonard Floyd and others to free agency. Don't know how they even afford the Darious Williams tender offer. And they lack the draft picks to upgrade. They just attached an anchor to a sinking team.
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I was pretty bored w/ the #NFC playoffs this year because once #Seahawks and (ahem) Goff / #rams were out, there really weren't any amazing stories to tell because almost nobody's legacy is going to change going forward, now #BucsvsSaints almost gaurantees it
If Rogers makes another SB so what? He's already a top 5 QB all time. Even if he somehow BEAT the #Chiefs (and that won't happen) who's he going to leap over on #NFL QB Mount Rushmore? Nobody. Another ring changes nothing for him
If Brady wins on the road in Green Bay and makes a 10th #SuperBowl what does that make him? The GOAT + 1? I mean, he's already the most successful QB ever. Another appearance or even beating the #Chiefs (Won't happen) doesn't change his legacy either
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1/ Let's talk predictions for fintech in 2021

In 2021 fintechs will need to innovate on their go-to-market strategies as much as they do on their products:

I discuss how offline is back + physical advertising 🏬 + gaming/sports partnerships 🏀🎮 & creators as distribution 👇
2/ First here's the the link to our @a16z fintech team's post on where the big ideas we think Fintech will tackle in 2021

Now let's dive in on these go-to-market trends 🤿…
3/ In consumer fintech acquiring users has not changed in years - it's all about online paid advertising

But paid online CACs are relatively high - & it's anecdotal -but from what I've seen have continued to 📈 as incumbents + wave of 🆕 fintechs start to saturate these channels
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Instant Round 2 Grades! Here we go! #NFLDraft2020

Starting with...
33. CIN - Tee Higgins WR9 ... C

My 44th overall player, I think there are better values & better WRs available.

I also would've gone OT here, unless an AJ Green trade is imminent.

Building around Burrow is a good move, though. #Bengals
34. IND - Michael Pittman Jr. WR12 ... D

I'm lower than many on Pittman - 53rd - I just think there are much better prospects at WR. Multiple are still on the board: Laviska 21st, Mims 36th, Edwards 43rd.

Also, not the route I would've gone here with such a valuable pick.
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The Contested Catch "If It Were Me" Mock #NFLDraft!

I pretend to be all 32 #NFL GMs for 2 Rounds using my Big Board (🔗👇) & rough team needs.

LOTS of trades factored in. Summary of them in the thread below.

(again this is what I'd do- *not predictive*)

Summary of all trades in the Contested Catch "If It Were Me" Mock Draft!
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Quick thread on the Wade Phillips departure with the #Rams...
1. Wade suspected the writing was on the wall when the team parted company with DL coach (and Phillips confidant) Bill Johnson last offseason. There were some indications the defensive staff was going to get younger and more scheme-driven under McVay moving forward.
2. From the team perspective, I think there was some frustration over relying on the fundamentals of playing sound football rather than a premium placed on scheming and changing looks to expose weaknesses. Too much reliance on just beating strength on strength.
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Many #Bears fans may be wondering why Ryan Pace traded up for David Montgomery when Darrell Henderson could’ve been had by trading up just 3 picks earlier.
The answer: Montgomery’s skillset is a much better fit for Matt Nagy’s run scheme. Ditto Henderson for Sean McVay’s #Rams.

McVay uses outside zone-centric approach, which allows RBs with great long speed who can make guys miss in the open field shine, as Todd Gurley can attest.
It works because it gives guys who may not have great short area quickness time and space to build up their speed and blow by defenders, who are moving laterally and not upfield so they won’t get walled off. Henderson thrived in college with this approach.
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NFL Films clips of Superbowl 53 are starting to come out.

"You knew the kid [Goff] is going to crack, and he did there."

More NFL Films clips from Superbowl 53.

The PERFECT pass from Tom Brady to Gronk in the 4th quarter over 2 defenders in a must-have drive to take the lead in the Superbowl.

NFL Films: McVay shows respect to Belichick before the game.

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What’s the biggest difference between #Rams Jared Goff and #Bears Mitch Trubisky? One has grown through his weaknesses while the other simply hasn't.

This isn't a thread about Goff.

This isn't about comparison.

This is a thread about @Mtrubisky10's growth. And it's real.
Lets begin with some struggles, shall we?

We'll begin by analyzing how Trubisky's pre-throw play has improved over the year. Here's the setting for this play: 4th and 10, less than 2 min in the game. Trubisky goes down here and the Bears lose. Trubs flops and it's not good.
Fast forward to Week 14 and Trubisky's already exhibiting growth in this area. The Packers get a free rusher from Trubisky's left (almost the same as above) but Trubisky's already sensed it from the snap -- he simply flows right, shakes the tackle, and throws a perfect ball. Wow.
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Shot 1 - #Eagles DT Fletcher Cox was dominant in the team's win over the Rams on Sunday Night Football. Pass Rush? Check. Run defense? Check. Motor? Check. Cox is ELITE #FlyEaglesFly
Shot 2 - Michael Bennett set the tone for Jared Goff on the very first third down of the game with a huge hit on Goff. Bennett flashed against the pass and against the run in this game #FlyEaglesFly
Shot 3 - Haloti Ngata played 42% of the snaps on Sunday night and made his presence known against the run and the pass. Gave the #Rams OL fits inside. #FlyEaglesFly
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This morning, I called this my favorite stat this year. But then I thought that was an exaggeration. It's my favorite stat for the #Cardinals.

Here's my favorite stat for every other team. #Thread
#Falcons in 2016: 1.57 TDs per FG attempt
2017: 0.85 TDs per FG att
Joe Flacco was 7th in pass atts in 2017, never threw for 300 yds, averaged <200 per game.
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