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Dean Lowry released. He’d be great in San Fransisco as their defensive line could use some interior support.
 

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The sheer amount of black mediocrity in the league never ceases to amaze me. So many no name below average black players signing free agent deals to keep the balance of the caste system in place. It's akin to watching the draft and seeing runs of 15-20 black players in a row getting drafted before a pale face pops up.
 

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The sheer amount of black mediocrity in the league never ceases to amaze me. So many no name below average black players signing free agent deals to keep the balance of the caste system in place. It's akin to watching the draft and seeing runs of 15-20 black players in a row getting drafted before a pale face pops up.
And it shows in the putrid product, these chiefs teams who won back-back would lose by double digits to the last franchise to do it- the 03-04 pats teams. The quality of play, skill and execution is almost as bad as the fake and gay commercials
 

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And it shows in the putrid product, these chiefs teams who won back-back would lose by double digits to the last franchise to do it- the 03-04 pats teams. The quality of play, skill and execution is almost as bad as the fake and gay commercials
Not sure what you're basing that on, because demographically the most recent Super Bowl was much better to watch from a CF perspective, such as McCaffrey, Kittle, Purdy, Juszcyzk, Kelce, Watson, three excellent d-players on KC, Bosa on SF, etc.

In the Super Bowl following the '03 season, both the Patriots and Panthers started seven Whites, but for both teams four of those starters were on the o-line. Neither team had a White receiver and Carolina's TE was the forgettable Kris Mangum. Dan Morgan was the MLB for Carolina, and Mike Vrabel and Tedi Bruschi were on D for New England (and Bruschi had a Mexican parent and looked it but most here treated him as an honorary White and rooted for him.) Other than Tom Brady and Jake Delhomme (who wasn't a particularly good QB), there was precious little to cheer for. The Patriots teams we remember fondly now because of their White dominance on offense didn't come along until later in the '00s.

As for quality of play, it hasn't declined much over the past 20 years. The NFL discarded a number of previous fundamentals a long time ago and suffers from a number of deficiencies that can be attributed to placating the needs of the Caste System, but I don't think the teams were noticeably better 20 years ago than now, overall pretty much the same old same old ever since the Caste System went hard core in the mid-1980s. My guess is that both the 49ers and Chiefs would beat that Panthers team, while the Patriots would be more of a toss-up.

But the commercials have certainly gotten immeasurably worse, and they were hard to take then.
 

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Lol. That looks like some kind of weird s$%t we played in school in the 4th grade. What about the banned swivel hip hop drop kick tackle? The NFL will have more rules than the IRS.
 

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Lol. That looks like some kind of weird s$%t we played in school in the 4th grade. What about the banned swivel hip hop drop kick tackle? The NFL will have more rules than the IRS.
LOL. It might be easier to file your tax return this year than understand all these new “safety first” rules.
 

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LOL. It might be easier to file your tax return this year than understand all these new “safety first” rules.
The only way the nfl can eliminate the safety concerns would be to eliminate pads and helmets altogether like rugby

Else the collisions will always be big enough to have the potential for brain injury.
 

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The only way the nfl can eliminate the safety concerns would be to eliminate pads and helmets altogether like rugby

Else the collisions will always be big enough to have the potential for brain injury.
Even in rugby now that the first generation of fully professional players has retired, we see quite a bit of brain injury talks. Some fairly prominent players are linked to it already.
 

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You know, the new kickoff rules might be an improvement. Roughly 90% of all kickoffs last year were touchbacks. 100% of the kickoffs in the Super Bowl were touchbacks. Now a touchback gives the receiving team the ball on the 30 rather than the 25 like previous years. Now teams will try to kick the ball into the target zone between the 20 and the goal line. If the ball goes into the end zone then the receiving team gets it at the 20 so the receiving team is encouraged to return all kicks that make the target area. Interestingly, teams will now need a different sort of returner as slight, speedy receiver-types will not be ideal. You'll see a lot more running backs doing return duty.

The Chiefs special team coordinator Dave Toub is already thinking outside of the box on this, having had the team sign Louis Rees-Zammit. Makes sense when the new formation is closer to a rugby scrum than a traditional football play or kickoff.

 

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The new kickoff rules will make returns play out more like a spaced out run play, kickoffs are so iconic, but I guess who cares if they’re all touchbacks. Now returns will likely have more design and coordination like run plays, and we’ll probably get WAY more returns
 

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“it says that Lockette is now a player advisor for the Harvard Football Players Health Study, a research program that aims to make the game safer and address the well-being and health of former NFL players.”

Oh the irony
 

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Goff signs extension for 4 years, $212m.

Highest paid QBs in the NFL on a per-year basis:
Joe Burrow: $55M
Jared Goff: $53M
Justin Herbert: $52.5M
Lamar Jackson: $52M
Jalen Hurts: $51M
 

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Goff signs extension for 4 years, $212m.

Highest paid QBs in the NFL on a per-year basis:
Joe Burrow: $55M
Jared Goff: $53M
Justin Herbert: $52.5M
Lamar Jackson: $52M
Jalen Hurts: $51M
The group of people happiest about those salaries are the divorce attorneys. Hope those first three guys can find wives who genuinely love them.

Compared to 10 or 20 years ago, those salaries seem so unbelievable. Never did I think a football player would be paid 55 million for ONE season!
 

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actually if the first 3 guys are smart they will not get married.....just be smart about whom they get with....
 

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There should be five White starting DTs this season. A paltry number in a 32 team league to be sure, but more than there's been in quite a while.

Braden Fiske was drafted in the second round by the Rams, who moved up to get him, so he should play a lot as a rookie.

Bryan Bresee was taken in the first round last year by the Saints and while he didn't play a lot his rookie year he should be an established starter this season.

Zach Sieler (Dolphins), Zach Allen (Broncos) and Harrison Phillips (Vikings) are all very solid, entrenched starters. Allen is 26 while Sieler and Phillips are 28, so all three should still have some good seasons left.

Having White defensive tackles drafted in the first and second rounds the past two drafts is something we hadn't seen for a long time, and Mason Graham may go in the first round in '25. It's only a little one, but an uptick is an uptick and should be noted.
 

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There should be five White starting DTs this season. A paltry number in a 32 team league to be sure, but more than there's been in quite a while.

Braden Fiske was drafted in the second round by the Rams, who moved up to get him, so he should play a lot as a rookie.

Bryan Bresee was taken in the first round last year by the Saints and while he didn't play a lot his rookie year he should be an established starter this season.

Zach Sieler (Dolphins), Zach Allen (Broncos) and Harrison Phillips (Vikings) are all very solid, entrenched starters. Allen is 26 while Sieler and Phillips are 28, so all three should still have some good seasons left.

Having White defensive tackles drafted in the first and second rounds the past two drafts is something we hadn't seen for a long time, and Mason Graham may go in the first round in '25. It's only a little one, but an uptick is an uptick and should be noted.
I think Fiske is going to be a starter. His athleticism is reminiscent of Aaron Donald. The Rams need his production on the field. I expect the rookie to play a big role.

While Bresee didn’t play as much as I would’ve hoped his rookie season, he showed flashes of his ability to push the pocket. I also anticipate him to become an entrenched starter, and I think he will flash stats this year for a defensive tackle. Just a hunch.

The Vikings have another white defensive tackle James I believe, he was hurt most of last season, but he should be healthy and rotate in.

Does anyone know what happened to Zimmer? He had all the talent in the world.
 
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There should be five White starting DTs this season. A paltry number in a 32 team league to be sure, but more than there's been in quite a while.

Braden Fiske was drafted in the second round by the Rams, who moved up to get him, so he should play a lot as a rookie.

Bryan Bresee was taken in the first round last year by the Saints and while he didn't play a lot his rookie year he should be an established starter this season.

Zach Sieler (Dolphins), Zach Allen (Broncos) and Harrison Phillips (Vikings) are all very solid, entrenched starters. Allen is 26 while Sieler and Phillips are 28, so all three should still have some good seasons left.

Having White defensive tackles drafted in the first and second rounds the past two drafts is something we hadn't seen for a long time, and Mason Graham may go in the first round in '25. It's only a little one, but an uptick is an uptick and should be noted.
Here’s a 7 round mock I found:


Mason Graham- Michigan mocked in the 1st
Rylie Mills- Notre Dame mocked in the 7th
Aaron Graves- Iowa mocked in the 3rd
Thor Griffith- Louisville mocked in the 4th

DE Jack Sawyer OSU mocked in the 2nd
LB Danny Stutsman Oklahoma mocked in the 2nd

Not sure if I missed anyone.
 

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There should be five White starting DTs this season. A paltry number in a 32 team league to be sure, but more than there's been in quite a while.

Braden Fiske was drafted in the second round by the Rams, who moved up to get him, so he should play a lot as a rookie.

Bryan Bresee was taken in the first round last year by the Saints and while he didn't play a lot his rookie year he should be an established starter this season.

Zach Sieler (Dolphins), Zach Allen (Broncos) and Harrison Phillips (Vikings) are all very solid, entrenched starters. Allen is 26 while Sieler and Phillips are 28, so all three should still have some good seasons left.

Having White defensive tackles drafted in the first and second rounds the past two drafts is something we hadn't seen for a long time, and Mason Graham may go in the first round in '25. It's only a little one, but an uptick is an uptick and should be noted.
This position I am not familiar with as far as recent history goes. So when you say "a while" how long has it been under 5 starters? And I agree with celebrating progress, progress is progress and we should celebrate it
 

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https://nfltraderumors.co/veteran-nfl-rb-david-johnson-announces-retirement/

Zach Zenner has been brought up again recently in different threads. Both Zenner and Johnson were in the same draft class, both FCS RB prospects. Johnson of course was drafted and given an opportunity as a primary running back and had one very good season.


I also came across this video:

If you have a youtube/google account I'd post about the caste system to try and bring some actual salient points up to try and waken up some normies.
 

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https://nfltraderumors.co/veteran-nfl-rb-david-johnson-announces-retirement/

Zach Zenner has been brought up again recently in different threads. Both Zenner and Johnson were in the same draft class, both FCS RB prospects. Johnson of course was drafted and given an opportunity as a primary running back and had one very good season.


I also came across this video:

If you have a youtube/google account I'd post about the caste system to try and bring some actual salient points up to try and waken up some normies.
And the negros keep getting burned, and nobody cares.
 

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Someone coined or repeated some pretty good rhetoric over on X, "Afrocentrism", which has basically taken over the minds of the Lib/Con axis of decline. True story, in 2013 I went to Africa to hunt and along in my party were two well off conservatives that would talk the usual talk that the CONs are famous for while I kept my mouth shut and just talked hunting. Well anyway the Afrikaner PH made a comment about how Africans behave around Africans and I said verbatim, "Where there are Africans there is Africa." The CONs were flabbergasted that I violated the taboo of the Magic Soil, Magic Paper and Magic Culture that modern America is known for, so yes Afrocentrism has rotted the minds of those that should know better.
 
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