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13 comments, Last at 02 Aug 2018, 2:10pm
Yes! The season has started.
It's good to have these back. Tanier is a rare voice of sanity and restraint when it comes to training camp analysis. A person could go insane reading beat writer reports; every team is apparently poised for a 16-0 season as every young player is going to break out as a superstar and every veteran is in the best shape of his entire life.
A guide for new fans? Like the NFL has any new fans....
Only a few paragraphs in, but chuckling already: a Matt Foley/Chris Farley reference!
Derrick Henry arrived at Titans camp on a mission. "I definitely want to be dominant this year," he said in a start-of-camp press conference. "And any opportunities that I get, take the most advantage of them. Make plays for this offense, be a consistent back, make plays any chance that I'm in there and just do what I'm asked and help this team win games."
J.J.'s kid brother has bulked up a bit, is switching sides of the defensive formation and is eager to reveal a little more of his personality this season.
Oh my god, what have you people done with Mike Tanier? Bring back Mike Tanier!
[rips off mask, reveals Old Man Peter King, who says he would have gotten away with it too...]
Tom Cruise is that you with another one of your fantastic Mission Impossible schemes ...
I'm glad Tanier is back, even if I don't agree with everything he says. There has been a lot of waffle and hype this offseason from the usual suspects, he's one of the more stable observers.
"Mike Vrabel has replaced Mike Mularkey as the Titans head coach, which means no more 1950s Texas high school play-calling." - glad to see there's a journalist who recognises how bad Mularkey was for Mariota's development and the offense as a whole.
A lot being made of Brady shutting down the presser but why is Guerrero even coming up as part of Edelman's suspension when a casual observer can see he doesn't work with him the same way Brady does? Also by the journalist's logic, should every player popped for PEDs be looked at the same way?
The fact that yoga being practised is newsworthy, and the suggestion it in any way has a relationship with masculinity, speaks to poor knowledge and understanding of human physiology, particularly with regards to athletes.
Surprised people are making more of the fact that Sirius pretty much manipulated Dez into making those Twitter comments.
Dimitroff doesn't count against the cap, not sure the point he's making really applies.
I think the point about Dimitroff is that he's getting a raise before taking care of Julio Jones.
Your point about yoga is well-taken, but there are still plenty of cavemen out there that don't get it. Hell, I recall that a few teams in the past had the players working with ballet instructors. Same idea.
Was going to say I remember Herschel Walker doing ballet stuff. And he was an athlete and a half.
"I think the point about Dimitroff is that he's getting a raise before taking care of Julio Jones."
Sure, but any raise Jones gets has to be carefully done with concern for the cap, whereas Dimitroff can just get a more standard real-world raise, which probably happens more quickly.
"A lot being made of Brady shutting down the presser but why is Guerrero even coming up as part of Edelman's suspension when a casual observer can see he doesn't work with him the same way Brady does? Also by the journalist's logic, should every player popped for PEDs be looked at the same way?"
Well in this scenario you have a player who was suspended with PEDs who has worked with one of the few trainers anyone has heard of. So it makes sense that Guerrero comes up when one of his clients is suspended.
And Guerrero is only known because of his supremely close ties to Brady and the "TB12" brand, so it then makes sense that Brady would get asked about it.
I have no problem with Brady declining to answer questions about Guerrero, but to storm off as if he had no idea it would come up is a bit much.
Fair enough but in the Tom vs. Time doc, it was quite evident that Edelman wasn't fully into everything Tom was doing and Guerrero was advising. I think it's a leap to assume he's to blame. I guess if the reporters knew the names of the people Thomas Davis, Vontaze Burfict, Jalen Collins, etc. were working with, the same questions would come up. Did Brady really storm off? Looks like he simply said he was done and left.