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#1 Dragonborn10

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 01:33 AM

Who else thinks this is a mistake by the NFL to push it back this long?  The theory I have hear is the NFL wants to have some event in every month even if it is as simple as the schedule being announced in April followed by the draft in May.  To me it seems they screwed the pooch on this one and there is a lot of dead air now.  If the draft was ten days away like last year it would be crazy right now and May 8th would be all about the first rookie OTA's.
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Posted 15 April 2014 - 01:43 AM

Yup, I totally agree.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 01:46 AM

I like it this year since it kicks off my bachelor party in Vegas.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 02:22 AM

They jumped the shark so agreed.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 02:32 AM

View PostDragonborn10, on 15 April 2014 - 01:33 AM, said:

Who else thinks this is a mistake by the NFL to push it back this long?  The theory I have hear is the NFL wants to have some event in every month even if it is as simple as the schedule being announced in April followed by the draft in May.  To me it seems they screwed the pooch on this one and there is a lot of dead air now.  If the draft was ten days away like last year it would be crazy right now and May 8th would be all about the first rookie OTA's.
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Agreed, it took long enough already now they just made it worse.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 06:13 AM

View PostDragonborn10, on 15 April 2014 - 01:33 AM, said:

Who else thinks this is a mistake by the NFL to push it back this long?  The theory I have hear is the NFL wants to have some event in every month even if it is as simple as the schedule being announced in April followed by the draft in May.  To me it seems they screwed the pooch on this one and there is a lot of dead air now.  If the draft was ten days away like last year it would be crazy right now and May 8th would be all about the first rookie OTA's.
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The later draft is actually advantageous for the rookie camps. There is a rule which is something along the lines of "A senior player cannot attend if his school is still in session" or something along those lines.

Andy Levitre and maybe Jairus Byrd and a few other players along the way haven't been able to attend the camp because of this. Now all should be able to attend.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 06:47 AM

too late, move it up sooner

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 06:54 AM

Overall... I don't give a chit.

This year??? I planned my wedding for May 9th because the draft would be done already. Jokes on me right.

So I've got a cocktail reception during round 1. My wedding and reception through rounds 2 and 3. And a chartered "pleasure boat" cruise for the remaining of the draft.

Couldn't be more pissed.

Edited by mrags, 15 April 2014 - 06:56 AM.


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 06:54 AM

iono.

It hurts now.  But it might be good for us later.  It could make the barren, desolate wasteland of May, June, July a little more bearable.

I hate it now, but i'm willing to see how it plays out.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 07:31 AM

At least you have a friend that will blow up your phone with total disregard that entire time and keep you up on all the happenings...

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 07:37 AM

I'm gonna be in Jamaica. Where receiving and sending texts are .50 each. So chances are I'll have my phone off. Lol. Thanks though buddy.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 07:51 AM

View PostNDBUFFCUSEFAN, on 15 April 2014 - 01:46 AM, said:

I like it this year since it kicks off my bachelor party in Vegas.

First off, Congrats! Second, not a bad way to start a celebratory time with the guys....intentional or not, you and your buds get credit for good planning! :beer:

View PostDragonborn10, on 15 April 2014 - 01:33 AM, said:

Who else thinks this is a mistake by the NFL to push it back this long?  The theory I have hear is the NFL wants to have some event in every month even if it is as simple as the schedule being announced in April followed by the draft in May.  To me it seems they screwed the pooch on this one and there is a lot of dead air now.  If the draft was ten days away like last year it would be crazy right now and May 8th would be all about the first rookie OTA's.
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I think since we're all anxious about the Draft, virtually any amount of time seems like an eternity...the only concern or issue I have is what it does to the Rookie timetable after the Draft....of course I'd like the Draft to be sooner, like it was, but in the grand scheme of things two weeks doesn't make much difference....as for the NFL planning, it does create something of an "event" in each month from January playoffs, to February Super Bowl, to March FA period beginning, to April Pre-Draft workouts and discussion in addition to the release of the schedule and then May is the Draft, OTAs and voluntary workouts in June and then Training Camp in July and the season starts....so, it's smart in some ways, but the Rookie learning curve is already steep, why not give them an extra 2 weeks to meet their new coaches, see the facilities, and get acclimated to their new surroundings....

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 07:52 AM

View Postmrags, on 15 April 2014 - 06:54 AM, said:

Overall... I don't give a chit.

This year??? I planned my wedding for May 9th because the draft would be done already. Jokes on me right.

So I've got a cocktail reception during round 1. My wedding and reception through rounds 2 and 3. And a chartered "pleasure boat" cruise for the remaining of the draft.

Couldn't be more pissed.

Make sure you turn your smart phone off when you say "I do".

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 01:22 PM

If you have enough money for season tickets, and to go to Jamaica, you have enough money to receive text messages about the draft...  just sayin'

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 01:39 PM

Agreed. All the mock draft chatter has just turned into white noise and I've tuned it out because the draft seems so far away. The NFL dropped the ball on this one.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 01:51 PM

View PostQCity, on 15 April 2014 - 01:39 PM, said:

Agreed. All the mock draft chatter has just turned into white noise and I've tuned it out because the draft seems so far away. The NFL dropped the ball on this one.
+1.  Not sure why they'd tinker with the timing of draft but I guess if NFL had no problems moving Super Bowl into February, moving draft back 2 weeks isn't a big deal to them.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 02:15 PM

I agree

View PostBuffaloRebound, on 15 April 2014 - 01:51 PM, said:

+1.  Not sure why they'd tinker with the timing of draft but I guess if NFL had no problems moving Super Bowl into February, moving draft back 2 weeks isn't a big deal to them.

View PostQCity, on 15 April 2014 - 01:39 PM, said:

Agreed. All the mock draft chatter has just turned into white noise and I've tuned it out because the draft seems so far away. The NFL dropped the ball on this one.


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 02:17 PM

It was a scheduling issue with RCMH

http://espn.go.com/n...aft-moving-2014

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 02:17 PM

It sucks.

I hardly call the schedule release an "event"



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Posted 15 April 2014 - 02:21 PM

I hate the May 8th draft date...should be in April...gives teams more time to round out their roster post draft if they do it in April, especially since they can bring 90 players to camp now.  

Big thumbs down too for having to wait til the draft longer as a fan.