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The NFL Draft; do you watch?
« on: April 25, 2018, 03:42:00 PM »
For me, I love the draft. I love reading the breakdowns and profiles of the players, watching the clips and projecting who will go where. The "He said, she said" part of it bores me to no end, but I love most anything else.

Who's watching Thursday night?
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Re: The NFL Draft; do you watch?
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2018, 03:48:00 PM »
I used to watch now, not so much.

Got real tired of listening to all the prognosticators and guru's between the picks.  20 minutes of drivel for 15 seconds of WTF are You Thinking with that pick? 

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Re: The NFL Draft; do you watch?
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2018, 04:08:16 PM »
Watching it when JJ was running the Dolphins was maddening. "The Miami Dolphins have traded the 42nd pick for picks 72, 94, 131." And so on...

Of course, watching Jeff Ireland trade up to #3 to take Dion Jordan was a lot worse.
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Re: The NFL Draft; do you watch?
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2018, 04:17:55 PM »
I used to watch now, not so much.

Got real tired of listening to all the prognosticators and guru's between the picks.  20 minutes of drivel for 15 seconds of WTF are You Thinking with that pick? 

LOL

I remember one year I turned on the Draft and NFL Network had Michael Irvin, Deion Sanders and Keyshawn Johnson I believe at the table. I couldn't change the channel fast enough.


Watching it when JJ was running the Dolphins was maddening. "The Miami Dolphins have traded the 42nd pick for picks 72, 94, 131." And so on...

Of course, watching Jeff Ireland trade up to #3 to take Dion Jordan was a lot worse.

I always cringe when my team trades up. Never seems to work out.
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Re: The NFL Draft; do you watch?
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2018, 04:18:31 PM »
I watch and for the first time in a long time I will have to wait until the end of the first round for my team to pick. It is a nice feeling. I watch every round, every year.

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Re: The NFL Draft; do you watch?
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2018, 07:57:50 AM »
This year will be very interesting, there are 3 of my former players who have a shot at being drafted. I usually watch with interest.

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Re: The NFL Draft; do you watch?
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2018, 08:11:52 AM »
Merry Draftmas everybody! Best time of the year.

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Re: The NFL Draft; do you watch?
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2018, 10:39:52 AM »
Watching it when JJ was running the Dolphins was maddening. "The Miami Dolphins have traded the 42nd pick for picks 72, 94, 131." And so on...

Of course, watching Jeff Ireland trade up to #3 to take Dion Jordan was a lot worse.

It worked for JJ with the Cowboys, at least.  He described it as a "big net" philosophy: "If you want to catch a big fish, it helps to have a bigger net" so he wanted to just bring in as many good prospects as possible and he got a few (Zach Thomas, Jason Taylor, etc.).

Unfortunately he didn't have a Hershell Walker to trade when he got there or a #1 overall pick to use on a Troy Aikman calibre QB, or an Emmitt Smith who everyone said was too small, slow, and one dimensional to ever be much of an NFL back because Steve Spurrier didn't like him (and he was familiar with what those guys could do from just being the coach at the U).  Plus he'd always blow his first round picks when he kept them, anyway.

I used to watch the draft with a lot of interest back when I was a big NFL fanboy.  The league just bores me now and the draft is even worse, especially with the whole "mock draft" industry that's grown up around it where people who don't know jack about football or most of the prospects get paid to spew BS.  It's nice when a local boy gets drafted, but I just don't have the patience to watch it on TV.

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Re: The NFL Draft; do you watch?
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2018, 02:28:08 PM »
My favorite part of the draft is that it ends all the mock draft crap. I watch it though. I find the trades interesting. I also love the rubber necking train wreck effect of the Browns and Jets picks.

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Re: The NFL Draft; do you watch?
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2018, 02:48:39 PM »
My favorite part of the draft is that it ends all the mock draft crap. I watch it though. I find the trades interesting. I also love the rubber necking train wreck effect of the Browns and Jets picks.

I cant imagine the Browns sucking after this Draft.

It seems mathematically impossible but hey....they are the Browns.  :P
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Re: The NFL Draft; do you watch?
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2018, 03:50:46 PM »
It worked for JJ with the Cowboys, at least.  He described it as a "big net" philosophy: "If you want to catch a big fish, it helps to have a bigger net" so he wanted to just bring in as many good prospects as possible and he got a few (Zach Thomas, Jason Taylor, etc.).

Unfortunately he didn't have a Hershell Walker to trade when he got there or a #1 overall pick to use on a Troy Aikman calibre QB, or an Emmitt Smith who everyone said was too small, slow, and one dimensional to ever be much of an NFL back because Steve Spurrier didn't like him (and he was familiar with what those guys could do from just being the coach at the U).  Plus he'd always blow his first round picks when he kept them, anyway.

I used to watch the draft with a lot of interest back when I was a big NFL fanboy.  The league just bores me now and the draft is even worse, especially with the whole "mock draft" industry that's grown up around it where people who don't know jack about football or most of the prospects get paid to spew BS.  It's nice when a local boy gets drafted, but I just don't have the patience to watch it on TV.

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Re: The NFL Draft; do you watch?
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2018, 04:32:23 PM »
It worked for JJ with the Cowboys, at least.  He described it as a "big net" philosophy: "If you want to catch a big fish, it helps to have a bigger net" so he wanted to just bring in as many good prospects as possible and he got a few (Zach Thomas, Jason Taylor, etc.).

Unfortunately he didn't have a Hershell Walker to trade when he got there or a #1 overall pick to use on a Troy Aikman calibre QB, or an Emmitt Smith who everyone said was too small, slow, and one dimensional to ever be much of an NFL back because Steve Spurrier didn't like him (and he was familiar with what those guys could do from just being the coach at the U).  Plus he'd always blow his first round picks when he kept them, anyway.

I used to watch the draft with a lot of interest back when I was a big NFL fanboy.  The league just bores me now and the draft is even worse, especially with the whole "mock draft" industry that's grown up around it where people who don't know jack about football or most of the prospects get paid to spew BS.  It's nice when a local boy gets drafted, but I just don't have the patience to watch it on TV.

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Re: The NFL Draft; do you watch?
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2018, 04:51:20 PM »
I watch for the wwe moments...the car wrecks...the nip slips...the fbombs...the fans booing...shit like that
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Re: The NFL Draft; do you watch?
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2018, 12:12:55 AM »
Who's watching Thursday night?

I don't watch.  Couldn't care less.  It's the NFL and I haven't followed or been interested in it in about forever.

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Re: The NFL Draft; do you watch?
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2018, 08:14:49 AM »
I watched and it was one of the best drafts in recent memory.