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Mr.TaterSalad

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  1. Mr.TaterSalad

    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    I hope I have kids one day so when they bring their history class homework home I can help them with the part about the United States President paying off a pornographic film star that he was having an affair with. After that, I'll teach them about family values.
  2. Mr.TaterSalad

    What exactly does this team need?

    Joe Lombardi had made a comment after leaving town alluding to, but not saying that explicitly. I'll try and find the quote. Per Ian Rappaport at NFL Network after Lombardi was fired as Lions OC . . . Joe Lombardi comments on Matt Stafford "[Lombardi] was frustrated that he couldn't put enough on Stafford's plate, [Lombardi] did not think Stafford was able to handle it," NFLN's Ian Rapoport said. "[Stafford] was not taking as much control of the offense as the coaching staff wanted." Rapoport also added that he was told that new offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter "had to simplify things" for Stafford.
  3. Mr.TaterSalad

    What exactly does this team need?

    Two things . . . First, I would agree with your opening sentiment if it weren't for the fact that he's being paid to be an elite-level QB whose given us average to above-average results. We aren't paying him $29/million with a 15% cap hit to go out there do what he's done this year. You could go out and bring in Ryan Fitzpatrick or Josh McCown at half or less the price and cap hit and still manage to field a 5/6 win team with them. We are paying him to go out and be Jared Goff, Pat Mahomes, Drew Brees, etc. We are paying for elevated performances. We are paying for playoff wins. For $29/million a year I want a guy who can read complex defenses and make the correct audible at the line. I want a guy who does a better job checking into a new play. I want a guy who can create plays by throwing guys open. I want a guy who can elevate the play of those around him. I want a guy who can understand and implement, complex and creative playbooks and playcalls from his OC. I want a guy who doesn't need the playbook cut and dumbed down, which Stafford may or may not have had done by Joe Lombardi and now JBC. Second, I would like to disagree that he isn't dragging this team down. There are anywhere between 3 to 6 games that you can directly point to this season where if Stafford had played better, if Stafford and his offense didn't get off to slow starts, we'd have won this game. 4 INT's against the Jets (albeit with an atrocious defensive performance backing him up), a slow first half start against the lifeless 49'ers, his awful performance against the Vikings (taking unnecessary sacks by holding the ball too long) and two dreadful games against the Bears.There are also cases to be made that he could have done more against Seattle and Dallas too, earlier on in the game. Now, you may not agree that he cost us any or all of those games, but I do believe he played a role (or significant one) in each of those loses.
  4. Mr.TaterSalad

    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    Muller: You fingered Hillary for the Russians. Jared: It wasn't me Muller, I swear. Muller: Ah, you think that little ruse you played with Trump's daughter could fool the FBI? You're gonna have to answer for Russia, Jared. Now was it Don or Don Jr.? Jared: It was Don.
  5. Mr.TaterSalad

    What exactly does this team need?

    Welp, there goes our shot at drafting Nick Bosa. Some lucky team is going to end up with that dude and it won't be us.
  6. Hear that sound, that's the sound of the Lions draft stock plummeting. Imagine Nick Bosa, Quinnen Williams, Greedy Williams, or Ed Oliver on this team. Now imagine how good these wins will feel when you're picking 15th instead of 4th or 5th. This is a repeat of the 2010 draft all over again where meaningless, late season wins cost them the chance to draft Patrick Peterson and instead gave them Nick Fairley.
  7. Fitz makes history against the Lions. How fitting.
  8. Hopefully he won't make vapid statements about our QB before even coaching half a season with the guy like "we're blessed to have him."
  9. This offense is humming!
  10. Mr.TaterSalad

    Maybe they'll get hot in the playoffs

    What the **** happened to #LoseForHughes? This team needs to be doing all it can to make sure it is in position to draft Jack Hughes.
  11. Mr.TaterSalad

    What are you currently listening to?

    I have the Rumours album on vinyl after picking it up from Encore Records in downtown A2 a few years back. I'm going to pop it on and see if it's on the vinyl track. No reason to think it wouldn't be.
  12. Mr.TaterSalad

    What are you currently listening to?

    My uncle pointed out to me today that at the beginning of "The Chain" by Fleetwood Mac that Lindsay Buckingham whispers "f*ck" right before the opening guitar and bass drum line comes in. I didn't notice it until I put head phones on and heard it, but it sure sounds like he (or someone if not Buckingham) says it. For the record, Rumours is an awesome album!
  13. Mr.TaterSalad

    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    Correct me if I am mistaken, but wasn't there a poster on these message boards who doubted the authenticity of these threats before the election?
  14. Mr.TaterSalad

    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    CNN (aka Fake News): Fox & Friends News Anchor Heather Nauert Picked to be Next UN Ambassador Oh good, an anchor from Trump's favorite show Fox & Friends is now our UN Ambassador. Sounds qualified. I mean, only the best people right?
  15. Mr.TaterSalad

    What exactly does this team need?

    Two of the more interesting points from the Rothstein article . . .
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