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  1. #581
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    Colorado
    Quote Originally Posted by Acymetric View Post
    It was just an overly cute way of saying "guys with no future in football". He was basically using "bouncers and bartenders" in place of "scrubs". I predicted that kind of reaction as soon as it was speculated that Jones would go in the first round (that if he did well, the spin when discussing him would be that he didn't show well at Duke because Duke lacked player and/or coaching talent).
    Got it, thanks. Not only overly cute but dead wrong.

  2. #582
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    Nov 2007
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    Durham, NC
    Quote Originally Posted by MartyClark View Post
    Got it, thanks. Not only overly cute but dead wrong.
    Well, looking at it through an NFL talent lens it holds somewhat true for our offense last year...not a lot of NFL talent, TJ's UDFA contract notwithstanding. Overly harsh, but a little short of dead wrong, we had a talent deficiency on offense last year (especially at receiver and OL, the two most relevant positions when considering a QB's supporting talent).

  3. #583
    Quote Originally Posted by Acymetric View Post
    Well, looking at it through an NFL talent lens it holds somewhat true for our offense last year...not a lot of NFL talent, TJ's UDFA contract notwithstanding. Overly harsh, but a little short of dead wrong, we had a talent deficiency on offense last year (especially at receiver and OL, the two most relevant positions when considering a QB's supporting talent).
    Kinda fun thinking we beat the Cheats 3 in a row with only Daniel Jones and a bunch of Bartenders/Bouncers.

  4. #584
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    Quote Originally Posted by arnie View Post
    Kinda fun thinking we beat the Cheats 3 in a row with only Daniel Jones and a bunch of Bartenders/Bouncers.
    The Cheats are no better (until that new two-handed passing league gets going).

  5. #585
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    Washington, D.C.

    Well

    Quote Originally Posted by arnie View Post
    Kinda fun thinking we beat the Cheats 3 in a row with only Daniel Jones and a bunch of Bartenders/Bouncers.
    Guess the Cheats were a bunch of bottle washers.

  6. #586
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    Quote Originally Posted by arnie View Post
    Kinda fun thinking we beat the Cheats 3 in a row with only Daniel Jones and a bunch of Bartenders/Bouncers.
    The cheats are not morally sufficient to be bartenders!

  7. #587
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    It was simply a poor analogy by the writer...might've been better to call them a bunch of lawyers and financial analysts or something...

  8. #588
    Quote Originally Posted by budwom View Post
    It was simply a poor analogy by the writer...might've been better to call them a bunch of lawyers and financial analysts or something...
    yeah, he was trying to make a point creatively, but this one did clank - because this one doesn't fit Duke's image. You know, "a bunch of hedge fund guys and lawyers" would've perhaps been a more apropos way. The bartender thing might've worked for, say, UNLV.
    Don't waste your time on House of Cards S6!
    -We found out Frank was critical to making anyone else in the show interesting...not a surprise...

  9. #589
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    Feb 2007
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    Deeetroit City
    EVERYBODY is jumping on the DJ bandwagon, even Chris Mortensen:

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl...cid=spartanntp

    The most popular player on most teams (EVERY losing team) is the back-up quarterback.

    Wonder if some GMs that drafted after #6 will soon claim that they would have snagged DJ if he had been available?

  10. #590
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    Quote Originally Posted by BD80 View Post
    EVERYBODY is jumping on the DJ bandwagon, even Chris Mortensen:

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl...cid=spartanntp

    The most popular player on most teams (EVERY losing team) is the back-up quarterback.

    Wonder if some GMs that drafted after #6 will soon claim that they would have snagged DJ if he had been available?
    This stuff is amazing. First he was the most ludicrous choice imaginable, now he's a Wonder Boy (The Real Deal!) even though he's yet to play a down...I have no doubt that if he stumbles when he first gets on the field, the press will turn
    on him like a rabid pack of jackals, because they do fickle exceedingly well.

  11. #591
    Quote Originally Posted by budwom View Post
    This stuff is amazing. First he was the most ludicrous choice imaginable, now he's a Wonder Boy (The Real Deal!) even though he's yet to play a down...I have no doubt that if he stumbles when he first gets on the field, the press will turn
    on him like a rabid pack of jackals, because they do fickle exceedingly well.
    Hey, its 2019. Everything is projection.

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