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  1. It's a must lose. No half measures, sink this failed regime for good and work closer to the high end of the 2nd tier of this draft (after Jets and Jags).
  2. Now they're likely stretching Smith apparently. Confusing move unless there's some other moves in the works.
  3. Great result, exactly what was needed to sweep twittle dumb and twittle dumber out of here. If getting destroyed by a team led by an XFL QB doesn't get these morons fired nothing will. This was a classic "Fire the regime" game. It's too bad that they won the Atlanta and Washington games that should have been losses. They could have been in a position for the new regime to draft the next QB, not so much now although it's a pretty deep QB draft. It looks like they won't even get to that mythical 6-7 win mark I projected that would keep the bozos around. A Houston loss should certainly cement that with a tough finishing kick to the schedule.
  4. I don't agree with your position, obviously. All you've done is counter with childish remarks but I'm sure you know that already. Agree to disagree. Cheers
  5. Do you always have to argue like a child instead of actually providing a useful counter instead of "oh, you're so negative, have fun never enjoying anything"? Talk about insufferable.
  6. To take on bad contracts and accumulate picks which is what Weaver said was his objective and seemed on the right track with the Ariza trade. Instead, they overpayed guys to multi-year contracts who will hardly move the needle exactly like Dumars and SVG did and are right back where they were before Drummond and Jackson were moved with a team that's kind of stuck in the middle with not many future assets or cap space to work with. They have a few extra added prospects which is nice but they need a lot more and don't have the assets, as of now, to really stock the cupboard. We'll see where this goes from here but today was a step back.
  7. Here's an article that captures my feelings. "Going in Circles"... https://www.detroitbadboys.com/2020/11/21/21588244/nba-free-agency-detroit-pistons-jerami-grant-mason-plumlee-christian-wood-trevor-ariza-troy-weaver Today was a very disappointing day, sapped most of the hope I had after the draft unless some follow up moves are made.
  8. They had to waive Dedmon and McGruder and take on their dead cap for the next 5 seasons just to fit Grant and Plumlee in and they have no notable contracts outside of Rose (which is peanuts really) coming off the books for 2 years (Blake will probably opt in). They have limited flexbililty the next 2 seasons with these two contracts and the dead cap added unless Weaver can pull off some voodoo and con somebody into taking the Blake contract. We'll see if Weaver makes any more trades but as of now, I'm not sure what the plan is. Spending big in free agency on ok players was the worst thing he could do IMO. It's exactly what SVG and Dumars did. BTW, I was really positive about the draft if you bothered to read my posts in the draft thread so no I'm not always negative.
  9. They paid a role player $20M/yr and a 30+ year old bench guy almost $9M/yr all while destroying their flexibility the next few seasons and adding $4M of dead cap for the next 5 years. Is this something to be celebrated? This is just like the previous cycle of GMs, clogging cap space with mediocre players and stretching out contracts that had no need to be stretched out. The Jackson and Okafor signings were smart, talented reclamation projects signed to no risk deals. The last thing they needed to do was to go crazy in this free agency period with multi-year contracts. I don't mind Plumlee and Grant as players but those are really bad contracts, too much for too long. It's like the Leuer and Galloway signings all over again except more expensive, just when they got out of those bad deals. Baffling
  10. They waived Dedmon which freed up about $10M I believe although they took the poison pill of stretching out his dead cap (about $3M I believe) over 5 years.
  11. It's horrendous, just like the Grant contract. Is anybody outside of Grant, Plumlee and Weaver happy about this?
  12. There must be a bigger deal at work here because these are awful moves on the surface. Apparently he stretched Dedmon's deal which goes for 5!!! years. Jesus Add in the overpay in the Kennard trade and the confusing Brown trade and I'm not sure there's a plan here. It was nice to have hope for a day or two.
  13. I have a feeling that they might want to keep Rose to have a vet around with all the new young guys in the fold then trade him at the deadline when he might have more value. BTW, it turns out that the Pistons traded FOUR!!! 2nd rounders in the Kennard deal and got Jaylen Hands from the Nets so essentially, Bey+Hands for Kennard+4 2nds. Yeesh, pretty pricey if you ask me but at least the Pistons 2nds are in the '24-'26 drafts when they should be a better team (the first one is a '23 Portland 2nd).
  14. Pretty much. Maybe this strategy doesn't work but what we do know is that the old strategy wasn't working. The definition of insanity....well you know the rest. I, for one, welcome our new "Blowing **** up" overlord.
  15. He got his Frenchie 2 drafts in row. That's "Lions winning the Superbowl" level of excitement for Buddha.
  16. I wouldn't say that yet in regards to Wood. Apparently Dedmon is about to be moved again, seems like Weaver wants to clear cap space.
  17. I'm a big fan of what Weaver is doing. None of this dithering and half measures like previous GMs. He has a plan and he's cleaning house sweeping out the old regime which was a complete disaster. I'm actually intrigued about the Pistons for the first time in a while. They have a foundation of young talent and I bet Weaver is far from done. I wouldn't be shocked if he moved Blake at some point during the season. This is the real change we've been begging for since Dumars lost his marbles.
  18. Especially the last paragraph. Vive La France!!!
  19. Hayes has a lot of potential although a bit raw still. He was one of my favorites at 7.
  20. Lonzo is a much better defender. His release isn't quite as wonky either. LaMelo is more athletic and is shiftier.
  21. He has horrendous shot mechanics and plays no defense. Lonzo has similar playmaking skills with a better overall game and he's no superstar. He could make me look dumb though, wouldn't be the first time haha.
  22. I see where you're coming from but I just don't see a big drop between the top tier and 2nd tier in this draft.
  23. There's no superstar in this draft.
  24. Good trade, love the protections on the 1st going the other way. My hope is NO TRADE UP for Ball and to take Williams and Lewis or Hampton at 7 and 16. I'm assuming they buy out Ariza now, if that's even feasible.
  25. Lawrence and Fields are a different beast, these guys are almost surefire franchise guys. Sometimes you just know a QB will be successful by the eye test and those guys fit the mold. There's also guys like Trask and Mac Jones who are going under the radar as potential high end pros but have the attributes of good pro QBs. Then there's Lance and Wilson who are the wild cards. This is a really good draft to have a top 10 pick if you want a QB. A lot of the draft classes you listed weren't projected to be great QB classes and the only one that really disappointed relative to expectations was Winston and Mariota. Anyway, so that game sucked eh? I keep repeating the same thing to the point of annoying the **** out of you guys by now but those Jacksonville and especially Atlanta wins were damaging. I called it after the Atlanta win and I'm sticking by it. This is now going to be a 6-7 win team (they aren't going 1-6 with a healthy Stafford, not happening) and will likely buy Quinntricia another year. This was the worst kind of game, they look like trash against The Team and squeak out a win. Headed straight to NFL purgatory.
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