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2020-11-30 12:10:08 PM  
So you need a QB to win a football game. Who knew?
 
2020-11-30 3:11:21 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: So you need a QB to win a football game. Who knew?


The 2015 Broncos would big to differ.
 
2020-11-30 3:16:11 PM  
NFL should put his jersey and cleats in Canton, not in an HOF sense but in a, "this is how batshiat the 2020 season was".

and i'm not joking for a hot second.
 
2020-11-30 3:23:19 PM  
The lack of strong ownership is part of the problem - if Pat Bowlen was still alive and running the team, he wouldn't have let Roger run over the team like this.
 
2020-11-30 3:33:27 PM  
This whole NFL season is just a huge ball of confusion for me.  Saints QB seen celebrating after game w/o mask, repeat offense:  7th round draft pick.  Broncos QBs seen without masks, DQ'ed from game.
 
2020-11-30 3:39:28 PM  
Does he get a pay bump for the promotion? I'm assuming yes but not sure.
 
2020-11-30 3:54:39 PM  

Slow To Return: This whole NFL season is just a huge ball of confusion for me.  Saints QB seen celebrating after game w/o mask, repeat offense:  7th round draft pick.  Broncos QBs seen without masks, DQ'ed from game.


Are you legitimately confused or just butt hurt that the Broncos got screwed? Because if it's just butthurt, go ahead. The difference is that one of the QBs had a positive Covid test and the day before, he sat closely with all the other QBs in a small room without masks on, making them all high risk of exposure.
 
2020-11-30 3:56:15 PM  

RevengeOfOkonkwo: Does he get a pay bump for the promotion? I'm assuming yes but not sure.


Per the NFL:

If a practice squad player is promoted to the active roster for a game, his weekly salary will be adjusted to 1/17 of the minimum annual salary for players with his number of accrued seasons.
 
2020-11-30 3:58:34 PM  
Sincerely, the Broncos should have just forfeited the game when postponement wasn't allowed.  The outcome was already known, it would have prevented injuries.  There was just no reason to actually play under those circumstances.
 
2020-11-30 4:02:50 PM  

jpat: just butt hurt that the Broncos got screwed?


The Broncos screwed themselves.  All they had to do was follow the f*cking rules.  They didn't and then they got super pouty mad when the NFL wouldn't bail them out.
 
2020-11-30 4:43:26 PM  

Dick Gozinya: RevengeOfOkonkwo: Does he get a pay bump for the promotion? I'm assuming yes but not sure.

Per the NFL:

If a practice squad player is promoted to the active roster for a game, his weekly salary will be adjusted to 1/17 of the minimum annual salary for players with his number of accrued seasons.


So it went up from bupkis to squat. Wonder what he'll do with the extra dough.
 
2020-11-30 4:44:02 PM  

jpat: Slow To Return: This whole NFL season is just a huge ball of confusion for me.  Saints QB seen celebrating after game w/o mask, repeat offense:  7th round draft pick.  Broncos QBs seen without masks, DQ'ed from game.

Are you legitimately confused or just butt hurt that the Broncos got screwed? Because if it's just butthurt, go ahead. The difference is that one of the QBs had a positive Covid test and the day before, he sat closely with all the other QBs in a small room without masks on, making them all high risk of exposure.


Broncos didn't get screwed, they did this to themselves. Masks mandates in Colorado have been around for a thousand years now and it doesn't take Quincy M.D. to know to put it on around others, be they athletes or not. The Broncos were made an example of (rightly so) and I hope it shook the rest of the more common-clay Broncos fans that Covid is serious.

/Broncos fan.
 
2020-11-30 4:45:40 PM  

Myk-House of El: Sincerely, the Broncos should have just forfeited the game when postponement wasn't allowed.  The outcome was already known, it would have prevented injuries.  There was just no reason to actually play under those circumstances.


TV money.
 
2020-11-30 4:58:08 PM  

Wadded Beef: jpat: Slow To Return: This whole NFL season is just a huge ball of confusion for me.  Saints QB seen celebrating after game w/o mask, repeat offense:  7th round draft pick.  Broncos QBs seen without masks, DQ'ed from game.

Are you legitimately confused or just butt hurt that the Broncos got screwed? Because if it's just butthurt, go ahead. The difference is that one of the QBs had a positive Covid test and the day before, he sat closely with all the other QBs in a small room without masks on, making them all high risk of exposure.

Broncos didn't get screwed, they did this to themselves. Masks mandates in Colorado have been around for a thousand years now and it doesn't take Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Quincy M.D. to know to put it on around others, be they athletes or not. The Broncos were made an example of (rightly so) and I hope it shook the rest of the more common-clay Broncos fans that Covid is serious.

/Broncos fan.


FTFY, at least she practiced in Springs.
 
2020-11-30 5:10:57 PM  

LessO2: Myk-House of El: Sincerely, the Broncos should have just forfeited the game when postponement wasn't allowed.  The outcome was already known, it would have prevented injuries.  There was just no reason to actually play under those circumstances.

TV money.


I understand that money was absolutely the root of all of this.  It is also my understanding the players don't get paid in a forfeit, which I think reflects how weak the NFL Players Union is compared to other leagues.   But a threat to not play was literally the only leverage they had.  I think they should have used it.  Ravens are apparently threatening a boycott on Tuesday to try and get another postponement against the Steelers.
 
2020-11-30 5:24:37 PM  

Myk-House of El: LessO2: Myk-House of El: Sincerely, the Broncos should have just forfeited the game when postponement wasn't allowed.  The outcome was already known, it would have prevented injuries.  There was just no reason to actually play under those circumstances.

TV money.

I understand that money was absolutely the root of all of this.  It is also my understanding the players don't get paid in a forfeit, which I think reflects how weak the NFL Players Union is compared to other leagues.   But a threat to not play was literally the only leverage they had.  I think they should have used it.  Ravens are apparently threatening a boycott on Tuesday to try and get another postponement against the Steelers.


The Broncos players should have forfeited the game, and their paycheck, because three idiots on their own team thumbed their noses at Covid protocols?
 
2020-11-30 5:25:34 PM  
It took guts, no question. A very literal application of the phrase "taking one for the team."
 
2020-11-30 5:27:35 PM  

Myk-House of El: Sincerely, the Broncos should have just forfeited the game when postponement wasn't allowed.  The outcome was already known, it would have prevented injuries.  There was just no reason to actually play under those circumstances.


As a fan of an NFC contender, I'm glad the Saints didn't have an extra bye week. It was kind of a de facto bye week anyway, but at least they had to make the trip, do the film study, and hit people for 60 minutes.
 
2020-11-30 5:52:53 PM  

LessO2: The Broncos players should have forfeited the game, and their paycheck, because three idiots on their own team thumbed their noses at Covid protocols?


Yes, even when put that way, still would be the better move.  Bryce Callahan was injured for no good reason and will be out a few games.  Phillip Lindsay is also injured, but less severe it appears.  Could have been anyone on the team, could have been far worse.  Call it a wildcat strike, but the NFL only seems to understand things when the league money is on the line.
 
2020-11-30 6:29:30 PM  

LessO2: Myk-House of El: Sincerely, the Broncos should have just forfeited the game when postponement wasn't allowed.  The outcome was already known, it would have prevented injuries.  There was just no reason to actually play under those circumstances.

TV money.


This is what goes when you allow accountants to handle day-to-day sports operations. You get nitwits that are more interested in the bottom line than the actual product.

It's why they're pushing 14+ playoff teams, even though the 7th+ seeds are always mediocre or sub-mediocre.

It's why they're pushing for 17+ regular season games, even though 16 games are already both physically and mentally taxing.

It's why they're pushing 2 LA teams without seeing if even one team's sustainable.

None of it is about improving the quality of the game. It's all about selling shiat that nobody needs nor wants.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/nfl-p​r​oposed-playoff-expansion-could-be-tipp​ing-point-in-greed-015752890.html
 
2020-11-30 6:31:59 PM  

Myk-House of El: LessO2: The Broncos players should have forfeited the game, and their paycheck, because three idiots on their own team thumbed their noses at Covid protocols?

Yes, even when put that way, still would be the better move.  Bryce Callahan was injured for no good reason and will be out a few games.  Phillip Lindsay is also injured, but less severe it appears.  Could have been anyone on the team, could have been far worse.  Call it a wildcat strike, but the NFL only seems to understand things when the league money is on the line.


No, it wouldn't have.  Your argument is not about Covid protocols, but for the NFLPA to have negotiated a better CBA with the NFL.
 
2020-11-30 6:38:11 PM  

WhackingDay: Dick Gozinya: RevengeOfOkonkwo: Does he get a pay bump for the promotion? I'm assuming yes but not sure.

Per the NFL:

If a practice squad player is promoted to the active roster for a game, his weekly salary will be adjusted to 1/17 of the minimum annual salary for players with his number of accrued seasons.

So it went up from bupkis to squat. Wonder what he'll do with the extra dough.


The minimum salary for a practice squad player is $8400 per week.The minimum salary for a player with only 1 credited year is $610,000, and 1/17th of that is $35,882 and change for the game played. So, he got a pay bump 4x what he was previously making on the practice squad. And his one game check is probably the annual income of a hell of a lot of people.

I guess you could call that "squat" compared to, say, Mahomes, but then again, Mahomes completed more than 1 pass in his game. I'd say the guy came out ahead regardless.
 
2020-11-30 6:39:21 PM  

Dick Gozinya: RevengeOfOkonkwo: Does he get a pay bump for the promotion? I'm assuming yes but not sure.

Per the NFL:

If a practice squad player is promoted to the active roster for a game, his weekly salary will be adjusted to 1/17 of the minimum annual salary for players with his number of accrued seasons.


For being put into a no win situation they should just cut him a check for the full season on the roster. Poor dude never had a prayer.
 
2020-11-30 6:58:38 PM  

LessO2: No, it wouldn't have. Your argument is not about Covid protocols, but for the NFLPA to have negotiated a better CBA with the NFL.


You finally understand my point.  You're welcome to disagree.  The problem was they looked at is as a COVID rule violation, not a fundamental labor problem.  If the league were really concerned about "player safety" you don't play that game at that time.  Players should have protected themselves and refused to play.  That threat seems to have gotten Pitt/Baltimore postponed again.
 
2020-11-30 7:04:27 PM  
The Buffalo Bills have been planning for this possibility.  The drafted Jake Fromm in the 5th round and they are keeping him isolated from the team.  He works out but only with specific members of the practice squad.  They are keeping him isolated from both Josh Allen and Matt Barkley.  Just in case.
 
2020-11-30 7:24:24 PM  

jpat: Slow To Return: This whole NFL season is just a huge ball of confusion for me.  Saints QB seen celebrating after game w/o mask, repeat offense:  7th round draft pick.  Broncos QBs seen without masks, DQ'ed from game.

Are you legitimately confused or just butt hurt that the Broncos got screwed? Because if it's just butthurt, go ahead. The difference is that one of the QBs had a positive Covid test and the day before, he sat closely with all the other QBs in a small room without masks on, making them all high risk of exposure.


Eh, I get all that.  What the NFL decides to do and how it decides to do it is still a mystery to me.  Forfeit?  Fine?  Draft pick?  Suspension?  Spin the wheel and see??
 
2020-11-30 7:58:16 PM  
I'm impressed he could put all that mental work together to follow at least some of the playbook.
 
2020-11-30 8:47:08 PM  

Dick Gozinya: WhackingDay: Dick Gozinya: RevengeOfOkonkwo: Does he get a pay bump for the promotion? I'm assuming yes but not sure.

Per the NFL:

If a practice squad player is promoted to the active roster for a game, his weekly salary will be adjusted to 1/17 of the minimum annual salary for players with his number of accrued seasons.

So it went up from bupkis to squat. Wonder what he'll do with the extra dough.

The minimum salary for a practice squad player is $8400 per week.The minimum salary for a player with only 1 credited year is $610,000, and 1/17th of that is $35,882 and change for the game played. So, he got a pay bump 4x what he was previously making on the practice squad. And his one game check is probably the annual income of a hell of a lot of people.

I guess you could call that "squat" compared to, say, Mahomes, but then again, Mahomes completed more than 1 pass in his game. I'd say the guy came out ahead regardless.


Thanks. I wasn't gonna do the math. I guess that's better than a double shift at the Circle K.
 
2020-11-30 10:00:12 PM  
Kendall Hinton and Sarah Fuller will get ESPYs
 
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