2017 NFL Week 6

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  1. Shadowlight

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    We are just about at the one third mark so here is my analysis of the WR position so far. Going into the season optimism was higher than normal but after the first 5 weeks I am clearly disappointed. It could be worse like back in the late 90's but given the expectations it is a major let down.
    My grade so far is a C- but after the last two depressing weeks a D + is not out of the question. And while there are several terrific TE's to cheer for like Kelce and Ertz I refuse to use TE's as substitutes for WR's.
    Start with the rookies. Only Cooper Kupp has made any sort of positive impression as he has put up OK but not great numbers to date. Elsewhere Trent Taylor plays but his stats are very low. Ryan Switzer has yet to make an impression as a KR and PR but I guess it is a good sign he handles both those duties. Chad Hansen (injury?) has yet to appear at all. Smallish sample I know but I hope to see these players trend up and soon.
    Elsewhere two players I was hoping could make the leap have not. Alex Erickson is still mainly relegated to KR and PR duties and Jordan Taylor who has been MIA. Those coaching staffs are making a mistake if you ask me.
    The two break out players from last season Adam Thielen, who has had two consecutive low stat games after starting the season off like gangbusters and Chris Hogan who has been solid but hasn't had as many deep pass plays are essentially at the very least proving they weren't a fluke last year but I expect more than they have shown so far. Thielen, who has great talent, unfortunately has to deal with a messed up QB situation. Banged up Bradford was moving around like a 90 year old man last night.
    Two similar slot players Amendola and Humphries have played decent so far but Cole Beasley is getting much fewer targets than he did compared to last season for reasons I can't figure.
    Jordy Nelson is probably a bit past his prime but he is still a top rate player. Trouble is injuries have slowed him down at times so far. When he does play he elevates the team.
    Whether Jared Abbrederis or newcomer Max McCaffrey are able to build up steam this year is a major question mark but we could use an injection of new blood that's for damn sure. I wouldn't hold your breath though.
    Max's brother Christian is listed as a RB but he has put up slot WR numbers so far with 27 grabs. Trouble is most all of those passes were of the dink and dunk variety which only illustrates a continuing problem when it comes to white WR's at the NFL and college levels. Some of it might have to do with the success of players like Welker and Edelman where the short pass to the white WR has become a theme. By the same token long/deep pass patterns or even middle range slants designed for white WR's for the most part have been absent sans Jordy, Hogan last year and maybe Decker a few years back, another player past his prime who is only getting dinks and dunks so far this season.
    I want to see white field stretching WR's that used to be a staple of the NFL in the 60's and 70's. And you see the neglect at the college level where few white WR's run anything close to resembling deep patterns. Those are only reserved for the black WR's. Very annoying trend.
    So all in all I am disappointed with how things are going--perhaps I am setting the bar too high but I don't think so. In general the white WR status of the NFL is not where I want it to be one third through the season. Here is hoping for a pick up and especially more EXPLOSIVE plays with WR's approaching or passing 100 yards a game with more frequency.
     
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  2. PHillisFan

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    Great news. Kevin Hogan will start vs Texans. Clueless Hue finally stated the obvious. It would be so great if the Browns got a win with Hogan at the expense of NFL's new poster boy Vince Young..I mean Deshaun Watson.

    Also, Tanner Gentry was brought back to active roster. Maybe now Trubisky will have a competent receiver on the field.
     
  3. Don Wassall

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    I'm actually a bit encouraged that even clueless caste clown John Fox has realized that Gentry gives Trubisky a better chance to succeed. They waived the immortal Deonte Thompson to make room for Gentry, and Thompson was being hyped as their number two receiver until flopping again on Monday night. Fox is coaching for his job, and he's likely done as a coach if the Bears fire him, so maybe he finally understands that Zach Miller, Gentry, and the mostly mediocre Kendall Wright are his best receiving options.
     
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    Many good points but these players have to have an owner, GM, Coach, QB's who are willing to let these amazing white players succeed. We all know what needs to be done but unless we stand up and let it be known the same ole shyte will continue to happen. The biggest travesty this year is Scam being the QB on a team with the best RB in the league playing mostly slot receiver, Zenner relegated to 3 or 4th on the depth chart even though he is their best RB by far..so on and so on. Janis wo is most likely the fastest WR in the NFL is having to waste his talent on special teams.....etc etc. The paying customer can change this but are for the most part clueless minions.
     
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    Christian McCaffrey sighting already in the game tonight on the Panther's first series. He was in on third down as sCam chucks a bad pass off of the defender's hands for a 3-and-out. McCaffrey was a safety valve on that down.
     
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    Did any players kneel
     
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  8. IRONGUARD

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    Mccaffrey gets to do everything but RUN the football.

    They let every scrub do it. Even the announcer said it would be nice to see him line up.
     
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    The Panthers Run blocking is atrocious....Stewart 3 carries for minus-5 yards & Whitaker(injured ankle) 1 carry minus-3 yards...alls they need to do is open a slight hole & McCaffrey can do some damage. But he's only being used as reciever & decoy for now. Frustrating!

    McCaffrey nice 26 yard punt return!

    Carson Wentz is a Future Pro-Bowler & Standard for the QB position.
     
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    Amazing punt return. Mccaffrey made something out of nothing.
     
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    Scam runs it in.

    They wont give Mccaffrey the ball. But they will let him do punt returns.

    Very disappointed with how he is being used.

    Kuechly is all over the place. What a player.
     
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    What a waste using your top pick as a punt returner and minimal carries every game.....
    Keep handing off to the others and get nothing.....
     
  13. Riggins44

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    Wow, Scam really sucks. His OLman gets pushed into him and he throws an interception on his own 12 yard line.
     
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    The friends of Harvey Weinstein owners won't let a goyim carry the ball, even if he's got the talent of Christian McCaffrey.
     
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    Ertz with the TD!
     
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    Kuchley may be injured.

    Carolina with minus 12yrds rushing. Mccaffrey has only 1 carry. Jonathan Stewart been the running back and just lost the ball.
     
  17. IRONGUARD

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    Ertz with a huge catch 2nd TD!


    Wentz is a prodigy. He is the future for sure. Him an Goff are going to be stars in this league

    Wentz demanded to go for 2 pts they got it. He is a leader. On the other hand Scam just threw another interception.
     
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    brutal PI called on Eagles, erases scam’s 3rd INT
     
  19. IRONGUARD

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    Mccafrey just missed getting in for the TD on another catch.
     
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    Mccafrey catch for his 2nd TD of the season.
     
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    EAgles 10 penalties for 126 yards
    Panthers 1 penalty for 1 yard.

    Wtf?
     
  22. Leonardfan

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    Refs helping out the Panthers this game.
     
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    lol terrible throw by scam
     
  24. IRONGUARD

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    Scam...3rd int...should have been 4.

    Mccafrey is obviously the best player for Carolina. He actually has postive yards running and 10 rec. Clutch plays too.
     
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    I cant believe Carolina has a chance to win this.
     

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