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#NFLCombine key measurements thread…

102. #Duke TE Daniel Helm
Height: 6-4 1/8
Weight: 249
Hand: 9 4/8
Arm: 33 3/8
Wingspan: 79 5/8
#NFLCombine key measurements thread…

103. #Iowa TE TJ Hockenson
Height: 6-4 6/8
Weight: 251
Hand: 9 4/8
Arm: 32 2/8
Wingspan: 77 7/8
#NFLCombine key measurements thread…

104. #Mississippi TE Dawson Knox
Height: 6-4 3/8
Weight: 254
Hand: 9 6/8
Arm: 33 4/8
Wingspan: 80 4/8
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With the opt in/out date deadline on Jan 18th 4 the @NHL #concussion lawsuit I wanted to revisit this breakdown from @SheillaDingus on the red flags of the settlement:

1/ A potential life & death situation is noted, in which the #NHL says “live or die...

advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/nhl-concussion…
we don’t care, just don’t ask us for any money.” Players are instructed to file a claim from the Additional Payment Fund—if they live long enough

2/ The NHL control of testing procedure immediately drew a red flag. It is notable that the cost of testing is NOT included....
in the total value of the settlement but is instead an uncapped fund under COMPLETE control of the NHL

It seems odd that no one to my knowledge has reported this

“In the big picture the cost of these exams is de minimus, particularly when the NHL is in control of these exams”
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Will there be a drop off in production from the 2018 #Bears defense to the 2019 version? It's possible, but it's not a given.

A Thread ⬇️

In 2010 the Ravens defense was ranked 6th in DVOA, and in 2011 Chuck Pagano took over as defensive coordinator and it improved to 1st.
In 2010 the Ravens defense allowed 319 yards per game (10th in the NFL) and in 2011 they allowed 289 ypg (3rd) with Pagano as the new play caller.

#Bears
In 2010 the Ravens’ defense allowed 16.9 ppg, and in 2011 with Pagano as the new defensive coordinator they allowed 16.6.

BUT

If you take away the 3 return TDs and the 2 defensive TDs they allowed from the total points, then Pagano’s defense only gave up 14.8 ppg! #Bears
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I wanted to share some of the interesting statistical #Bears nuggets that were shared with us from our friends over at @IE_NFL.

This is going to be a lengthy thread.

1) They are 12-3 when allowing less than 5 yards per rush this season. That's tied for 2nd best in the NFL.
🐻⬇️
2) According to @IE_NFL the #Bears have averaged 47.8 Penalty Yards per Game this season which is 5th best in #NFL.

3) The Bears are also 5th in the league by running the ball on 44.9% of plays in 2018.
4) I've talked about the good #Bears pass protection all year, and @IE_NFL has them allowing a QB Hit on just 6.1% of dropbacks this season, which is 3rd best in #NFL.

All their nuggets weren't in Chicago's favor, so some bad ones will be sprinkled in. The thread continues ⬇️
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1) Is the #NFL #SuperBowl the Largest Magnet in the US for #SexTrafficking?

#Atlanta #Georgia Prepares for
#SuperBowl

Each of the 72 buses represented 50 children in Georgia who are sold into sex slavery each year for a total of 3,600, according to the organization.
2) Is the #NFL #SuperBowl the Largest Magnet in the US for #SexTrafficking?

2017 Girls trafficked as far as Hawaii. 750 arrested

reuters.com/article/us-foo…
3) #SuperBowl #SexTrafficking
YOUNG GIRLS -- some as young as 9 brought from Central America & sold by parents

npr.org/2018/02/02/582…

#BuildTheWall
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End the year with a few stories that will bring a smile. First, here's a moonrise over the Green River Valley in Wyoming, via @Interior. Read on! ⤵️ #Recharge /1
This island was wasting away. Now it's not. Here's how people saved it: ⤵️ #Recharge /2
Hailing Gladys West, the "hidden figure" who played a key role in developing GPS⤵️ #Recharge #RIP /3
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#ColinKapernaek and his band of knee kneeling brothers should take the knee against domestic violence by fellow gridiron ballers. #KareemHunt #KansasCityChief #NFL
The NFL comes off as so sanctimonious and self-righteous not to mention social justice police but need to clean out its own house.
And this incident took place last February and it's nearly a year later. Well, #KeithEllison got away with smacking his girlfriend. Typical men on the left. Yet they are supposed to be big supporters of women rights. Whatever!
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Yuttana Choochongkol, aka Jason Manotham, threatened a mass shooting at 2 NFL games. He was a "medical research subject" involved in over 20 clinical trials involving neuroscience.
#JasonManotham #NFL

justice.gov/usao-wdpa/pr/s…
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Not a fan of #CondoleezzaRice, an actual Bush war criminal.But her skill set would be better used as #NFL commish, where she could make some changes.

This is just an obvious attempt to skirt the Rooney rule. There are many female coaches who never authorized torture.Choose one.
So we rehabbed Bush2 with a mint at McCain's funeral and Uncle Joe awarding him a medal at the Constitution Center.

Now we're going to rehab #CondoleezzaRice by giving her a job she has zero qualifications for? I mean I love the #Eagles but I'm never going to be their coach.
I just feel compelled, as someone who wrote a bazillion words about the Bush administration over eight years, to remind people that it was Rice as NSA who ignored the outgoing Clinton memo warning about possible attacks. And 9mos later, 9/11. Then, two wars.

Just saying.
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Right, rugby (and other contact sport) friends, gather round and let me try to share with you some slides & ideas I presented at the @NFLResearch Conference on Collision sport in London last week. This set was on nudging safer behavior, it’s a thread. But it’ll have pictures…1/
2/ First, a philosophical issue that *SHOULD* influence actions (subtly). Change is hard. It’s resisted. That’s as true in the #NFL as it is in #rugby, and in any other sport. These quotes are basically interchangeable - players, coaches, media etc - push back against change.
3/ However, we also can’t allow the tail to wag the dog - if risk is too high, change IS necessary. But how much? The key question, for me, is how you achieve “change without change?”, as this slide asks? Change X but not Y (the sport) (too much). That’s key to getting buy-in.
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We all get older. It’s an unavoidable fact. Sports fans are no exception. We grow up and we grow old. Unfortunately, so do our heroes. The life of a sports fan, measured by their heroes, has a few major milestones that mark our cycle. #mlb #nba #nfl #nhl #wnba #usmnt #uswnt 1/17
#1 - Establishing a Hero
Think back: Once you were the starry-eyed child. You watched on the television or, hopefully, someone took you to a game. There you were amazed by what that one guy or girl did. How can he run so fast? Did you see that pass? 2/17
Someone did something that made you take notice. You were amazed, in awe. Maybe it was Sandy Koufax's control, Mike Schmidt's power, Walter Payton's finesse, or Sue Bird's control of the court. Something made you become a sports fan and you wouldn't want that to change. 3/17
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Ahem...he sacrificed absolutely nothing. He isn't playing ball because no team wants him. Heck, no one is keeping the NFL from hiring him. He simply isn't good. If was, he would be on a with the kneelers. He isn't kneeling for black lives. #BoycottNike #NFL #ColinKaepernick
#Nike and #ColinKaepernick both setting a bad example for losers. Typical liberal, when they can't win they blame the system. They can never accept defeat gracefully.
Why hasn't he taken the knee for the black lives extinguished in Chicago, Baltimore, Detriot, LA or abortion clinics? #ColinKaepernick only wants to take the knee when it involves playing the race card and he can't win and can't accept defeat. #BoycottNike
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20+ year businessman here: The NFL's actions over the past 2+ years has been astonishing, and this move will make it worse. This is mass career suicide & the league will cease to exist if someone with a spine does not take charge soon. thenationalsentinel.com/2018/07/20/cow…
Every business has 'Standards and Practices' guidance for employee behavior. NFL made this bed by allowing 1 person to bring a political statement onto the field and not stopping it immediately. At this point, no matter what they do- it will be wrong. Players vs. Fans= Bankrupt
NFL players, executives and owners HAVE to realize that they are engaged in a battle that they CANNOT win. A VERY large portion of their audience is being isolated by the protests & less fans means less $$$. #NFL
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Thread.
Selected list of #indictments and #sentencings for July 10, 2018
👇
1. University of Colorado Professor Pleads Guilty to Fraud

#OlegVasilyev #LosAlamosNationalLabs #UniversityofColorado

justice.gov/usao-co/pr/uni…
2. Biopharmaceutical Employees Convicted of Insider Trading

#securitiesfraud #insidertrading #clinicaltrials #JasonChan #SongjiangWang

justice.gov/usao-ma/pr/bio…
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Matt Waldman's RSP NFL Lens #LaquonTreadwell Thread

Fit in the #Vikings offense and where there's opportunity for growth in 2018.

#skol #NFL
#LaquonTreadwell isn't a speedster, but he's quick enough and he will work with his quarterback. Here's where his tape is a little more refined that a big guy like #KennyGolladay.
Unlike a receiver like #KennyGolladay, #LaquonTreadwell's game is suited to moving the chains.

He could benefit from clear-outs by his teammates but isn't used that way.

They have him work flats where his length is an asset as a substitute to the ground game.
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1) #Kaepernick Blames Trump for not having a job??
Forget that he wore police pigs socks at practice, let's look at the QB--the player to figure out why he doesn't have a job

sbnation.com/lookit/2016/9/…
2) #Kaepernick
2014 signs 6-yr contract extension up to $126M + $54M in potential guarantees
$13M fully guaranteed
#49ers finish season 8-8
3) #Kaepernick
2015 lost his starting job Wk 9
Does not finish season= Injured
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#TakeAKnee is
Against brutality directed toward minorities
Against divisiveness (for a show of unity)
Supports Amendment 1 of U.S. Constitution
Supports solidarity (power/credibility to make changes)
It's not done against flag or anthem
It's not done against our military/veterans
#TakeAKnee is
For liberty & justice for all
For basic human rights
For civility & civil rights
Against "ugliness" that exists in our society

Whoever doesn't understand this, just doesn't want to.

#IStandWithKaepernick
#IStandWithEugeneGu
#TakeAKnee

And, I wonder…

How many people partake in the flag/anthem ritual while watching at home/bar?
How many people partake in it while grabbing food and/or drinks at the stadiums?
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(1) #TakeAKnee, #NFL. The NFL submits to the Social Justice Warriors among them, giving them $89M to stop being spoiled brats. #AnthemProtests

breitbart.com/sports/2017/11…
(2) This reminds me the 1960's on college campuses. The professors "laid down" in the face of radical protestor demands, rather than being responsible adults. We all saw (and see) how that went.
(3) Just over one generation later, the academy has become completely leftist, and the students run the asylum. Or perhaps as accurately, the academy has become the asylum.
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1)La pantomime d'unité à laquelle viennent de se livrer le président #Trump et le chef de sa majorité McConnell peut étonner...mais logique.
2)On retiendra évidemment,après les insultes proférées par #Trump à McConnell,les images du président minaudant...RT
3)Mais à un an des midterms, à 9 mois de certaines primaires,#McConnell n'a pas le choix:il doit afficher son unité absolue avec #Trump...
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