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Don't forget Danny Woodhead, one of my all-time favorite NFL running backs.
Good catch, but like Hillis his days of running the ball are quickly receding into the rearview mirror of recent memory. During the last decade, which is the timeframe I mentioned, Danny exceeded a paltry 116 rushing yards twice, in '13 and '15. His rushing yards combined for '14, '16 and '17, while with the Chargers and Ravens, was just 210. Much as we dump on Belichick now for reversing course, at least he rescued Woodhead and various others from the Caste dumping ground and gave him significant touches. I highly doubt Tom Brady told him or recommended to him to sign Woodhead and Burkhead.
 

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I think that was Alistair Crossdale - an English player who plays the same position (wing) as Rees-Zammit. I don't know much about him as I only really watch European rugby at the International level, but it looks like he has been on the fringes of the England squad in the past couple of years.

There are quite a few speedsters in rugby who have the raw physical tools to play running back, wide receiver, or defensive back - but the big challenge for any player trying to transition is developing the more specialised skills for American Football positions. To varying degrees, rugby players of any position need to be proficient at running with the ball, passing (laterally), tackling, kicking, and rucking. That means while players will naturally have strengths and weaknesses across those skills, at the international level the most effective players tend to be the ones who can do everything well - rather than one-trick ponies (unless that one trick is incredibly good!).
I’d be willing to bet that at least 10-15 international rugby players from the top 8 teams would be able to make their mark in the nfl if they wanted to and prepared for it.

I’m just basing this on having watched the ‘23 rugby World Cup. Between that and 7s there are plenty of nfl quality players. Even the lesser teams field a sick amount of athletes, most but not all of whom are melanin deficient.
 

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I’d be willing to bet that at least 10-15 international rugby players from the top 8 teams would be able to make their mark in the nfl if they wanted to and prepared for it.

I’m just basing this on having watched the ‘23 rugby World Cup. Between that and 7s there are plenty of nfl quality players. Even the lesser teams field a sick amount of athletes, most but not all of whom are melanin deficient.
I'm sure that the NFL scouts and coaches would determine that these blokes don't have any upside. They also have short arms, stiff hips, boring feet and lack room-brightening smiles.
 
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Just when we thought that we had saw the last of the Genius. He will make sure to darken up the Falcons even more somehow.
If he takes the job I don't see him touching the offense except to draft a QB. A bright spot could emerge if Atlanta takes Maye or McCarthy, but I don't trust Belichick to develop them after the Mac Jones fiasco. For the record, I still think Jones can be a great QB, his rookie season showed a great deal of promise.
 

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If he takes the job I don't see him touching the offense except to draft a QB. A bright spot could emerge if Atlanta takes Maye or McCarthy, but I don't trust Belichick to develop them after the Mac Jones fiasco. For the record, I still think Jones can be a great QB, his rookie season showed a great deal of promise.

The Patriots offense was awful these past two seasons. My guess is Mac Jones will end up in San Fran as Purdy's backup. He was heavily rumored to go there before the 49ers drafted an all time bust in Trey Lance. I wouldn't be surprised if the "genius" goes all in and drafts a black quarterback if he ends up in Atlanta. I find it bizarre that he is being so highly sought after. He's 71 and been exposed as a bit of a fraud without Brady. His personnel and roster building decisions have been pretty bad too.
 

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Don't mean to be a downer but Moss and Bonner barely played any CB, while Deluca, Davis, Denbow, Breeze, Leavitt and Apke were all WSTDs (I'm not even familiar with Denbow and I follow the NFL closely), with no regular playing time or anything close to it at safety. Similarly, Laird and Nall had very few touches at RB and are likely finished in the NFL having had no genuine opportunities (Nall already is). So when you're talking about "replacing" these guys, unfortunately they're pretty much non-entities at those verboten positions to the point that there's nothing to replace. The emergence of Blankenship is the only bright spot in recent years at either safety or cornerback.

Hopefully Moss will get more playing time in '24 and may become a starter at some point, and it's exciting to see what DeJean may develop into. But Burkhead was the only other White RB in the last decade besides McCaffrey to see a fair amount of playing time unless you want to count the last gasps of Peyton Hillis in '13 and '14, and the NFL's track record with regard to White RBs over the past 40+ years gives little hope that 3 to 5 White RBs are going to be drafted this year or otherwise get playing time. As always I hope I'm wrong.
The issue is that even though they’re fringe players I mentioned, they didn’t even exist this year. That group of guys is better than none
 

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Belichick is still respected (undeservedly) by the unthinking "mainstream" for a variety of biased reasons - personal dislike of Tom Brady and wanting Belichick to have the credit for Brady's greatness, seeing Belichick's anti-white drafts as a useful tool for the Great Replacement, or simply DWF sheep blindly following the ESPN party line. Just like how only a few people are able to recognize the Caste System (or admit that they do), only a minority can recognize that Belichick is overrated and that a potential coaching gig for him in Atlanta or anywhere else will not create another dynasty.
 

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The Genius is another example of someone, in whatever field, not knowing when to retire and only tarnishing his legacy by continuing on, and on. Quite common in America 2.0, where unfettered greed and materialism reigns, not to mention egomania.

That said, if Belichick coaches again I'll at least take a wait and see attitude even while expecting very little. It's possible the about-face of the Patriots was ordered by Robert Kraft, and The Genius may yet surprise us, though again my expectations will be very low. His pathetic "coaching tree" except for the blackballed Eric Mangini gives little hope that Belichick passed on any useful nuggets of wisdom to his former underlings or anyone else.
 

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Old coaches never seem to want to fade away.

The only one I can think that walked away was Bill Cowher. I always assumed he would have returned to coaching after a brief hiatus but it's been 17 years now. He's pushing 70 himself.
 
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Old coaches never seem to want to fade away.

Vince Lombardi was another example. He "retired" after the Packers won the Ice Bowl and Super Bowl II but after a year as Packer GM took big money in 1969 to coach the Redskins. He died of cancer a year later just before the 1970 season.

Lombardi didn't have much of a coaching tree either.
 

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Bill Parcels Jimmy Johnson Mike Ditka and two legends from the 70s that I won’t mention so as to not upset anyone
 

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Brian Callahan hired as the next Titans coach. Cautiously optimistic as Callahan was the Bengals offensive coordinator under Taylor for 5 years. The McVey - Taylor coaching tree could be the most White friendly at the moment. At a minimum, I think he helps Levis get better.
 
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Brian Callahan hired as the next Titans coach. Cautiously optimistic as Callahan was the Bengals offensive coordinator under Taylor for 5 years. The McVey - Taylor coaching tree could be the most White friendly at the moment. At a minimum, I think he helps Levis get better.
I will say the one benefit with the Jordan Love thing is that hopefully it causes teams to stop ditching young QBs if they don't succeed immediately. It was an open secret that Jordan Love was not ready to play for the first several years behind Rodgers, and was even quite bad the first half of this season.

Levis is a great example of a guy who should be given a real shot, at least 2 more seasons, as he does in fact have the same "upside" they saw in Love. Whether or not they'll have the same patience with a 2nd round white QB remains to be seen, but this hire does seem to indicate that they're at least going to try.
 

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https://nfltraderumors.co/bears-request-interview-with-bills-dl-coach-eric-washington/

The coach responsible for the Bills defensive woes despite the team supposedly being built around the unit he coaches is getting an interview to be the bears defensive coordinator. The Bills whole defensive premise was for the defensive line to get to the QB and they failed miserably. This hack should be unemployed not interviewing for a promotion.
 

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Brian Callahan hired as the next Titans coach. Cautiously optimistic as Callahan was the Bengals offensive coordinator under Taylor for 5 years. The McVey - Taylor coaching tree could be the most White friendly at the moment. At a minimum, I think he helps Levis get better.
Hopefully he does positively impact Levis.
Perhaps it bodes well for Kyle Philips and maybe Trenton Irwin as a potential free agent target (if he is a free agent).
 

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TJ Watt and Maxx Crosby are finalists for DPoY award.

McCaffrey, Purdy, Allen finalists for MVP.

McCaffrey also a finalist for OPoY.
 

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TJ Watt and Maxx Crosby are finalists for DPoY award.

McCaffrey, Purdy, Allen finalists for MVP.

McCaffrey also a finalist for OPoY.

This is just amazing stuff. Despite our guys being discriminated and held down. The best players always find a way to shine regardless!
 

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Bills seem to be run by anti-white cucks.
If I were Allen and his agent, I would push for a change of scenary.

Sadly most of the whole league is similar. There are maybe 4 or 5 teams that I can loathe and even that is saying something. I learned many decades ago like you guys to just root mostly for players and not teams. I feel bad for Josh Allen. He deserves better. Put Josh Allen on
the Chiefs and they would have won the same amount of Super Bowls as Mahomes has better talent around him. They built a team around
Patrick Mahomes like they did with Steph Curry in the NBA. It goes along with the mixing for humanity our masters want for us. Oh Vey.
 
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