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Discussion in 'Sport & Athletics' started by Poppy, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. lwd

    lwd Ace

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    I didn't realize how important coaches were in professional sports until a season a decade or two ago. One of the NBA teams (Seattle I think) had a loosing record (by a considerable margin as I recall) at the midway point in the season when they switched coaches and ended well above the 50% mark. From what I recall the head coach was the only significant change (I don't follow basketball either so could be off here).

    What backstory? I would guess that there are dozens and possibly hundreds of uncomplimentary names for Trump all with some backstory. Not sure why anyone would really care that much though.
    It wasn't greyness in the words it was the fact that it was irrelevant to the topic at hand.
    I find that unlikely, indeed I wouldn't be surprised to see him out of office before 2019 is over.
     
  2. KJ Jr

    KJ Jr Well-Known Member Patron  

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    I agree 100%. Well said. Foles is no HOF, but he's no bum. The RPO, surprisingly, fit him well.
     
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    Ok this has gone on long enough...for you Americans...Loose is what you do to an arrow....LOSE is when you’ve lost something...ok feel better now...
     
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    belasar Court Jester Staff Member Patron  

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    Don't think Foles will ever have to pay for a beer in Philly for the rest of his life...unless he signs with a AFC team that wallops Philly in another Superbowl :)

    Until now He has been your traditional journeyman QB and it true that sometimes going to the right team/coach/[scheme can make all the difference. Not sure what contract he signed last year, but if a one year I do doubt Philly could match a best offer from another team. He might decide to stay for less money in the hope of more rings, but when a guy maxes out the money side on another team and has a ring they will go almost anywhere if more money is out there and I couldn't blame them too much.
     
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    With Superbowl MVP on his resume, I don't think Foles wants to be a backup to a franchise QB, the chances are very good he moves on. He could go to the Jags, if Blake doesn't turn out they have Foles, or he could go to Cleveland in hopes of being a starter or bridge QB, or anywhere really, as a starter or backup.
     
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    belasar Court Jester Staff Member Patron  

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    Bortelles made a great leap forward last year and the core of their team seems to be defense and power running so I am unsure they will want to change QB's now. Unless Cleveland is offering a boat load of cash in a guaranteed contract and he is ready for obscurity that comes from playing for a cellar dwelling team he should use call block on anything from the Browns.

    He might consider a team with a ageing QB as their backup.
     
  7. KJ Jr

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    I doubt he will choose a franchise without clear knowledge of their offensive scheme. He has already been though the dregs, so I think Cleveland is a no go. Then again, if the money is right and in the end he doesn't have a no trade clause in his contract. He is pretty much stuck with Philly's decision. The Eagles at the moment do not have much cap room so if they can free up more money, icon or not, it's bon voyage.

    Personally, if he is accepting of a backup role, I'd like to see him stay for myriad reasons.
     
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    It's hard to say where he'll go, I merely put those option on there to show that he could truthfully go anywhere. I think Belasar has a good point, I think Foles will be this years Mike Glennon, a QB nobody is really sure on, a team takes him so he can fill the void, only then to bring in someone else, or draft somebody.
     
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    Your both probably right...its a shame because he was amazing in the playoffs. He deserves better than the business side of it. It's the reality though.
     
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    Thankfully he has reached the ultimate goal of professional football, the Superbowl, and won, not to mention he was the MVP of that game, so even if his career winds down from here, he has done something only 53 teams have ever done, and only 53 humans have earned, Superbowl MVP. That sounds great too me, and it sounds like he has a post NFL career path in ministry, and what seems to me like a great family too.
     
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    My bet is Foles will return. The team isn't sure Wentz will be ready opening day, so if Foles stays, there's no reason to rush him. Roseman is very creative with the cap so I'm sure something will be worked out. Being the Superbowl MVP gives him some leverage but the Eagles control him for one more year. We'll see. It will be an interesting off-season.
     
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    It definitely will. Certainly looking forward to the off-season moves of the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles.

    I haven't gotten used to saying it yet. Lol.
     
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    You never get used to saying it when it's your team that wins it all :D. I wasn't alive for the first two Broncos Superbowls with Elway at the helm, so Superbowl 50 was magical for me.....
     

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