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  1. What percentage of the income from stadium related revenue goes toward the cap? I thought there were two revenue streams, Local Revenue(stadium income) ticket sales, concessions, and corporate sponsor income which went directly to the individual teams.And National Revenue, TV contracts, licensing, merchandising etc. to the league to be allocated to all teams though revenue sharing and determine things like cap. Even if the season is played without fans present, I thought TV contract revenue was a big contributor to the cap. That would not change even if the games are all not played in front of the fans, and just televised. The contract revenue from the networks would not change if the full number of games are played and televised according to the existing contracts. As long as the televised games have the ratings expected, TV income should be stable. Isn't most stadium revenue shared with the home team and the visiting team under some formula? How much of stadium related revenue (local revenue) is actually shared with the league? Wouldn't lack of stadium revenue impact the individual team's bottom line more so than the league's itself?
  2. White deserves and has earned being paid as a top tier CB. Dawkins has so far just proven to be an acceptable LT, nothing more. Don't overpay him. Next year both tackles should be a priority in the draft. Allen still has not proven himself to be a Franchise quality QB. This is his make or break year. Tre is the only one that needs to be paid as of this year.
  3. Romo really raised the bar way higher. It makes it hard to tolerate the majority of the other guys after listening to him for a couple of games
  4. I specifically mentioned " not his victories" when I mentioned Poyer and Alexander. But i meant it definitely has happened, and sure hope it does again. Both were considered by most to be strictly low risk depth signings of players who had just mediocre success with other teams, and instead they blossomed into key cogs for the Bills. Further back in Bills history I can think of Hughes in the same light. How many expected their signings to turn out so spectacularly? Time will tell, fingers crossed.
  5. Beane has made a lot of gambling signings this year. I'd rather he do that, than just stand pat. But let's not anoint him a genius until he actually proves it. He made one major signing that can be game changing. He made numerous "depth" signings. He made a number of signings that were health gambles like EJ and Williams, that "MAY" turn out. We can only hope he can make what appeared to be a depth signing like in the case of Poyer and Lorenzo , who turned out to be a huge winners.(Not HIS victories). But we need to wait to see how his gambles turn out before we give him a win. We can hope for another Poyer signing, but they are quite rare. We have declared a lot of "Winning Pre Seasons" in the past and found out that they did not result in "Winning Seasons". Let us just hope and wait before we judge.
  6. I see no terms of the deal except a one year deal. But he suffered a major injury in 2018. He did little in 2019 to prove that he is able to come back to his pre-injury level. If not, it is still worth the risk as long as it is not too high a cap cost. If he can come back from the injury he is high reward. It is a huge gamble with huge rewards and we all hope he can beat the injury. If he can't ever come back from the injury, hopefully Beane structured the contract so that the risk is not too great as far as the cap.
  7. Quick, short article on why the pats passed on Diggs, https://www.nbcsports.com/boston/patriots/nfl-rumors-why-patriots-passed-stefon-diggs-trade-bills
  8. "NFL Game Pass will be offered free of charge until May 31 to fans within the U.S., and starting Thursday until July 31 to fans outside the U.S. and Canada* with the following features:"
  9. I agree, it is all about the QBs. You gotta spend the money where it counts. For Pro Football Fans, it is now all about the excitement of the passing game, love it or hate, that is the reality.
  10. I too would let him walk if he is offered too much. I would not overpay him. But "He wasted two years." Really? He was injured his first season, the team knew the risk when they drafted him. HE did not waste that year, if anyone wasted it, it was the team that chose to draft him knowing the risk. His second year he was essentially a rookie, learning to play football at the higher NFL "speed". What percent of rookies look fantastic their Rookie year? Only an elite few like Tre look that way, they are the exception rather than the common. While not elite, the last two years he definitely has proven he belongs in the NFL. How did he waste two years? While not elite, he is definitely a quality player, and should expect to be paid as such. By Buffalo or another team. The question is how much is a quality player at his position worth?
  11. The XFL is in a tough situation. Becoming effectively a Spring (lower, training) League for the NFL with their cooperation and support is one way to get better talent cheaply, and may allow them to survive longer. But no one, (McMahon) will ever get rich doing it. There is no big money in doing it. Could it position him to someday get a profitable NFL franchise as “quid pro quo”, maybe. College Football is doing that at no cost to the NFL owners now. The NFL encourages College Ball and creates draft rules that favor College playing policies in return. Joining with the NFL to get players means the concept of the XFL competing for players from college ball, like skipping college ball and getting paid earlier, is off the table. The NFL has a mutually beneficial relationship with college ball, risking it is too much of a gamble for the NFL to be a party to. There is a reason new leagues fail. The NFL owners believe the NFL/ College Ball agreement works well for them. They don't feel a need for a training league that is a cost and bother to them. Any league that bothers College Ball bothers them too by upsetting the currently profitable status quo.
  12. Hard to watch when the few interesting games are not on air TV. I do like how much better the refs are. They don't make a lot of bad calls that affect the game. And the point after rules are better than kicking, more strategy and more interesting. Just need a few more QBs that are at least NFL backup quality. The have to pay some more serious bucks to entice the forever NFL backup QBs to abandon their futile fantasy "Starter Dreams", just grab the dollars, and enjoy their "moment of fame" of being a bigger fish in the little XFL pond. Instead of being a forever wannabe in the NFL ocean. Other than QBs, and maybe kickers, watching players at other positions playing against others at a similar talent level is entertaining. Even Peterman might look like "THE Man" amongst the boys in the XFL.
  13. Low cost no guarantee contract, with hefty performance incentives, sure! But his injury history makes him a bad bet otherwise. Think he was a very good and very skilled player, but his body just couldn't take the beating of a long NFL career.
  14. Maybe because he was marginal talent when compared to regular NFL pros. Watching the XFL is like watching the final NFL preseason game. Backups playing against other backups. Or as they say, he is a big fish in a small pond in the XFL, but would be the little fish in the big pond NFL. He has found his place in the XFL. Not saying the games are not entertaining. As long as the players are all of a similar talent level the game can be entertaining.
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