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These tweets by Gil Brandt are facepalm worthy

Discussion in 'RAMS - NFL TALK' started by ChrisW, May 7, 2014.

  1. ChrisW Great Balls of Fire

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    I saw these in a comment on TsT and thought they'd be enjoyed over here. I guess the old guy forgot what he said about Bridgewater.
     
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  2. Boffo97 Still legal in 17 states!

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    Maybe he was trying to say that 9 1/4" hands aren't good for someone projected as a Top 10 pick, but fine for someone as a later pick.

    But more likely, he f'ed up.
     
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  3. jrry32 Well-Known Member

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    I'm surprised, at his age, that he knows how to use twitter. But yea, the double standards are humorous.
     
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  4. rdw Ridiculously Delightful Wackjob

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    My favorite thing to post on Rams talk when Old Larry would say anything. I don't miss that place at all.
     
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  6. Faceplant Well-Known Member

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    Gil is borderline senile at this point. Every time I hear him on Sirius, he is confused. Time to hang it up.
     
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  7. jjab360 Well-Known Member

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    One guy you were expecting to run a 4.6 runs a 4.50, that's a good time for him. Another guy you were expecting to run a 4.3 runs a 4.50, you're disappointed.

    It's the same concept, not really a double standard.
     
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  8. Elmgrovegnome Well-Known Member

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    No, it is a double standard. Nobody projected Bridgewater or Manzeils hand size. Your comparison is awful.
     
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  9. Thordaddy Binding you with ancient logic

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    He said he "expected" as did others that Bridgewaters hand would be bigger, semantics? expected and projected mean about the same to me.

    I know Gil is getting old but he's forgotten more than any of us know and still knows more.
     
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  10. jjab360 Well-Known Member

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    Of course they did. Scouts guess, assume, and estimate pretty much every measurable there is to know about a prospect. My comparison is relevant.
     
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  11. jjab360 Well-Known Member

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    Exactly.
     
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  12. ChrisW Great Balls of Fire

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    They don't really estimate hand size. They have a general size they'd like to see...and if one is fine why is the other a problem?
     
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    At least with small hands it'll make your old boy look bigger when having a tug!
     
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  14. jjab360 Well-Known Member

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    He said "smaller than I thought, many thought". Which means yes, he and his colleagues did actually estimate hand size. Just like they estimate prospects' 40 times. Why is a 4.50 fine for Mike Evans, but disappointing for Sammy Watkins?
     
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  15. ChrisW Great Balls of Fire

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    It's a double standard on hand size. Two players of the same position being graded on hand sizes which are the same. One is bad one is good. That's a double standard.

    Comparing that to the 40 time is reaching at best.
     
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  16. Mojo Ram On double secret probation

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    BIG reason i left RRF. Thanks to CGI Ram i have found a better home.
     
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  17. Thordaddy Binding you with ancient logic

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    He didn't say it was a "problem" as much as he intimated a plus that wasn't there was a surprise and THAT Bridgewater compensated possibly by wearing gloves.
    Kinda like a $500 dollar room vs. a $100 dollar room you expect one bathroom with one but not the other,maybe not a great example but who anywhere tauted Garrapolo for the first overall pick? MANY DID and some still do taut Teddy, Bridgewater is expected to go beyond the "threshold" or be considered a "threshold" talent which I'd pretty well call Garrapolo. I have strong doubts anyone drafted below G will start and flourish whereas a few above him should.
     
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  18. BigRamFan Super Bowl XXXVI was rigged!

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    Yeah, I don't even know the guy but I'd like to punch that old fart in the dick.
     
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  19. ChrisW Great Balls of Fire

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    Yea, I'm just going to agree to disagree with @jjab360. We are arguing semantics at this point, and I don't think we can sway each other's opinions.
     
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  20. jjab360 Well-Known Member

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    He never said that one hand size was bad and the other was good. Just that one was smaller than expected and the other was bigger than expected.

    And you still haven't been able to explain why the 40 time comparison isn't relevant. That's because it is.
     
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