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Titans cut Cody Parkey yesterday and Succop comes back and goes 0/3 during the game. Maybe should have kept Parkey for at least a week to see if Succop was gonna be good after coming off IR.

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Glad that he just got released. No way anyone should try and condone or defend his actions. Former Auburn player or not those were awful and If you’re in the public eye you have to have thick skin and ignore the people talking crap behind the computer screens. 

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Honestly, and especially for a guy who plays safety, I am quick these days to wonder about CTE. But wasn't it Whitehead who supposedly had some sort of come apart in 2014 that ended up causing major problems in the locker room that may or may not have manifested themselves in a big way in our overall defensive performance the rest of that season? 

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Auburn NFL roundup: Jamel Dean has ‘big learning experience’

Entering Tampa Bay’s game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, rookie cornerback Jamel Dean had played three defensive snaps for the Buccaneers. A third-round draft choice from Auburn in April, Dean missed three of Tampa Bay’s seven games with an ankle injury and the bulk of his early NFL experience had come on special teams, with 79 plays.

But when another former Auburn cornerback, Carlton Davis, came up with a hip injury during warmups in Seattle on Sunday, Dean became the Bucs’ No. 3 cornerback.

He had an eventful day as the Seahawks defeated Tampa Bay 40-34 in overtime.

Dean entered the game without a tackle in his NFL career and made five. He came in with no pass breakups and finished with four.

But Russell Wilson also knew where the new guy was as the Seattle quarterback threw for 378 yards and five touchdowns with no interceptions against Tampa Bay.

Dean was in coverage when Wilson threw a 53-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver D.K. Metcalf as the Seahawks took a 34-27 lead with 4:25 left in the fourth quarter, and he also had Metcalf on a 29-yard reception to the Tampa Bay 6 two plays before Seattle scored the winning TD in overtime.

“He made some good plays; he made some bad plays,” Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians said about Dean during his postgame press conference. "It was a big learning experience. It was the most he’s played, just physically being tired. …

"This was a good one for Jamel. The growth is good."

Dean was among the 17 former Auburn players who got on the field on the ninth Sunday of the NFL's 100th season.

Two other former Auburn players were at the Buccaneers-Seahawks game:

· Buccaneers running back Peyton Barber ran for 15 yards on four carries. Barber had a starting streak of 26 games that ranked second in the NFL, but Tampa Bay had Ronald Jones at running back for its first snap against Seattle on Sunday.

· Seahawks cornerback Neiko Thorpe made a tackle on special teams.

In the other Sunday games:

Houston Texans 26, Jacksonville Jaguars 3

· Angelo Blackson started at defensive end for the Texans. He did not record any stats.

· Jaguars defensive tackle Dontavius Russell was designated as inactive.

Buffalo Bills 24, Washington Redskins 9

· Bills wide receiver Duke Williams was designated as inactive.

Carolina Panthers 30, Tennessee Titans 20

· Titans linebacker Daren Bates made a tackle on special teams.

· Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was designated as inactive. Newton has missed six straight games with a foot injury.

Miami Dolphins 26, New York Jets 18

· Jets safety Blake Countess played but did not record any stats.

· Dolphins fullback Chandler Cox played but did not record any stats.

Philadelphia Eagles 22, Chicago Bears 14

· Eagles safety Rudy Ford (New Hope) played but did not record any stats.

Pittsburgh Steelers 26, Indianapolis Colts 24

· Braden Smith started at right offensive tackle for the Colts.

Oakland Raiders 31, Detroit Lions 24

· Raiders place-kicker Daniel Carlson made 1-of-2 field-goal attempts and all four of his extra-point kicks. Carlson made a 32-yard field goal as Oakland took a 10-7 lead with 13:31 left in the first half, but he was wide left on a 45-yard attempt on the Raiders' first possession of the second half.

Denver Broncos 24, Cleveland Browns 19

· Browns defensive tackle Devaroe Lawrence made one tackle and registered a quarterback hit.

· Greg Robinson started at left offensive tackle for the Browns. Robinson had started the first six games of the season, but he was benched last week. He returned to the starting lineup on Sunday.

· Jermaine Whitehead started at defensive back for the Browns. Whitehead did not record any stats.

Los Angeles Chargers 26, Green Bay Packers 11

· Packers defensive lineman Montravius Adams made three tackles.

Baltimore Ravens 37, New England Patriots 20

· Patriots defensive lineman Byron Cowart made one tackle.

· Ravens linebacker Josh Bynes made two tackles and broke up a pass.

· Jonathan Jones started at defensive back for the Patriots. Jones made one tackle on defense and one on special teams.

· Patriots quarterback Jarrett Stidham did not play.

The ninth week of the season started with the San Francisco 49ers' 28-25 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night.

The ninth week of the NFL's 2019 season concludes on Monday when the Dallas Cowboys visit the New York Giants at 7:15 p.m. CDT. ESPN will televise the game.

 

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If Cam Newton has played his last game in Carolina, the Panthers will regret it

A little less than seven years ago, when it became painfully apparent that Carson Palmer had taken too many hits and gotten too old too quickly, the inevitable fire sale was simply a matter of time and a few phone calls. Palmer was a 33-year-old depreciating asset with the Oakland Raiders, and when he told onlookers there was still “plenty of tread left” on his tires, all you could do was look away and hope the end was more dignified than embarrassing.
This is the story that comes to mind as the rest of the world writes off Cam Newton. I think about Palmer, a player who was so certainly done in the NFL until timing and circumstance delivered him to the right offensive coordinator, with the right surrounding pieces and a clean slate that he badly needed.
I know the anti-Newton crowd doesn’t want to hear this, but I’ll say it anyway: Given the right situation, he’s not done being a high-impact player in the NFL. Let me stress part of that phrase because it’s important.

Given the right situation, the 2015 NFL MVP — who has looked like a shell of himself the past 12 months of his football life — can be a saving grace for a franchise. Maybe it’s not the Panthers, although the current iteration of this team is quite suitable. Certainly, there will be some ideal landing spots for Newton this offseason. And maybe even a place that will allow him to have one more career flourish before his growing critics can write him off.

New England Patriots defensive tackle Adam Butler (70) sacks Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) in the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
A foot injury in the preseason hasn't healed for Panthers QB Cam Newton, the reason why he's out for the season and why his future in Carolina is in question. (AP)

Perhaps even something as ideal as what Palmer experienced when the Arizona Cardinals acquired him in 2013 at the ripe age of 33. That acquisition should have delivered a few lessons that should weigh on this decision by the Panthers. Chief among them is that Palmer went from a largely talent devoid and mismanaged Raiders franchise to one in Arizona that had a balanced running game, an undoubtable No. 1 wideout in Larry Fitzgerald, a defense stocked with talent and a coaching staff that knew exactly the kind of system that Palmer should be operating. From Day 1, it was crystal clear that Arians not only knew how to use Palmer, but also what kind of offensive talent would suit him in the downslope of his career.
The results: Palmer went from an aging talent who had never quite reached his peak following a 2006 knee injury to a player who threw for at least 4,200 yards in three of the next four seasons. Then at age 36, he put together his second-life opus, notching an All-Pro season that saw him throw for 4,671 yards with 35 touchdowns and only 11 interceptions. Ultimately, that would be the best season of his 14-year career. Achieved largely because he landed with a franchise that believed his past uneven play was either an issue with health, coaching, surrounding talent or some combination of all three.So how does this apply to Newton? Well, start with the statistical analysis that has critics cursing him since his MVP season in 2015. Considering Newton’s health and surrounding talent, the Panthers failed him just as often as he failed the franchise. Jonathan Stewart? He was a fading talent. Kelvin Benjamin? Look at his litany of football problems that didn’t have anything to do with his overall fitness, Newton was arguably the only thing keeping Benjamin in the NFL, a reality we quickly discovered when that relationship ended. Aside from Trai Turner, the offensive line has never been right since, defined by a shuffling set of players and a supposed anchor left tackle spot that featured either middling talent or guys playing out of position. The skill positions? Aside from Greg Olsen, who has strung together consecutive seasons of Pro Bowl-caliber play?
All of which brings us to the salient point: the best team Newton has been a part of since 2015 is the one he is on now. This edition of the Panthers that we’re watching under the guidance of Kyle Allen is the best product that Carolina has put on the field since the Super Bowl. Which makes sense, given that Dave Gettleman was fired as general manager in the summer of 2017 and Marty Hurney has been busy finding the right pieces to accentuate some of the talent that Gettleman accumulated on his way out the door. Christian McCaffrey was meant to be this backfield centerpiece. D.J. Moore was meant to be the true No. 1 wideout Newton had lacked for years. Curtis Samuel was meant to develop into a multitalented player who could actually catch the football (a trait that took root only this past summer). None of which even considers a defense that has been restocked and balanced out with young and veteran talent.
The only thing that didn’t take place in the middle of this grand plan? Newton remaining healthy.

That happens to talented quarterbacks at times. It happened to Palmer. And he wasn’t alone. Go back and look at Kurt Warner’s last two years with the St. Louis Rams and his dark period with the New York Giants. Some people forget about the 2002-2004 stretch that had most believing he had suddenly lost all of his considerable talent and was headed to retirement. One change later, landing with the Cardinals, he underwent a five-year renaissance that reminded people why he had once been a league MVP.
The coaching in those years mattered. The surrounding rosters mattered. And the fact that Newton hasn’t walked onto the field healthy enough to run a Carolina offense that was built for him also matters. And yet, here we are. With Newton’s last 12 months looking awful on his resume, but with the asterisk that he had a serious shoulder and foot problems in that span. So he’s 30 and washed up and Kyle Allen is suddenly the heir apparent at the position, despite the reality that Carolina is a team driven by surging defense and a running back who is possibly the NFL’s MVP.

Stop and consider that for a moment. The Panthers are looking at Newton’s relatively modest $21 million salary in 2020 through the prism of Allen costing the team basically nothing. They’re looking at Allen having a fantastic winning streak through the prism of a clearly hurt Newton losing his last eight starts. And they’re looking at the Panthers’ future as one that needs to move on without the best player in franchise history, yet completely forgetting that the past three seasons have been a process of building the current set of talent to suit Newton.
Some mistakes are being made in that line of thinking. And they’re being skewed by a winning groove that nobody wants to tinker with, combined with a general frustration with Newton’s health. Not to mention stupid things that don’t matter, like Newton’s wardrobe somehow being a piece of data proving that he doesn’t care about being a good football player anymore. If you believe that’s true, then you should still want Newton on another team, even if Allen suddenly falters down the stretch. Which he might, considering that he has been nothing more than a solid game manager for most of this season.None of this is to say Newton is perfect. His playing style has hurt him at times — and that might be the problem that undermines everything. But it’s worth noting that Newton was off to a fantastic start through eight games in 2018, before lingering issues in a surgically repaired shoulder became an issue. Beyond that and the foot injury from a preseason game that he shouldn’t have been playing in, there’s no denying that Newton has had a three-year run in which the franchise had all sorts of holes that he couldn’t control.To take that period and ignore the injuries is to suggest that he can’t heal, can’t find a rhythm with a team that seems ideal for his skills, and can’t ever be anything but the shell of a player we’ve seen the past 12 months. That’s a lot of doubt to buy into, particularly when the quarterback who would remain has yet to prove that he can elevate a franchise. Allen hasn’t done that yet. As an exclusive rights player, he’ll still be cheap in the 2020 and 2021 seasons, too. He and Newton could very easily be rostered in 2020, giving the Panthers one more season to make very sure that they aren’t pulling the plug one season too early, rather than one season too late.Of course, that kind of patience isn’t a popular theme around Newton right now. Things are going well without him, so it feels like he was part of the problem. If the Panthers believe that, Newton will be gone in a few months. He’ll be someone else’s solution. Maybe Matt Nagy with the Chicago Bears or John Elway with the Denver Broncos. Or maybe even Bruce Arians down in Tampa Bay — the Carson Palmer resurrector who would love nothing more than another shot at a distressed asset that still has plenty of upside.Despite reports to the contrary, Newton can still be that guy. And when this is all over, the Panthers will regret not seeing it.

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New owner at Charlotte has no personal attachment to Cam as did Richardson who worked hard to make him the face of the team.  

JMO but new guy is likely to strike while Cam has some perceived value and cut him loose. .

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@McLoofus Take a bow loofy!!! Your guy D Slay went for 10 receptions 121 yards and 2 TDs today!!!! Wooooo!!!! Letsssss goooo!!!!

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26 minutes ago, GwillMac6 said:

@McLoofus Take a bow loofy!!! Your guy D Slay went for 10 receptions 121 yards and 2 TDs today!!!! Wooooo!!!! Letsssss goooo!!!!

I know he's only getting the targets because they have nobody else to throw to but he's making the most of it and he and Danny Dimes clearly have a connection. Very excited for the young man! FINALLY...

...AN AUBURN RECEIVER HAS COME BACK...

...TO THE NFL!!!

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4 minutes ago, McLoofus said:

I know he's only getting the targets because they have nobody else to throw to but he's making the most of it and he and Danny Dimes clearly have a connection. Very excited for the young man! FINALLY...

...AN AUBURN RECEIVER HAS COME BACK...

...TO THE NFL!!!

Come on loofy!!!! Flex and dance on the usual suspects who questioned why he left early!!!! You defended his decision and you should celebrate appropriately!!! Lol. They really are only missing sterling Shepherd now. Slay is just clearly their best WR!!! Woooooo!!!!

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39 minutes ago, GwillMac6 said:

Come on loofy!!!! Flex and dance on the usual suspects who questioned why he left early!!!! You defended his decision and you should celebrate appropriately!!! Lol. They really are only missing sterling Shepherd now. Slay is just clearly their best WR!!! Woooooo!!!!

Thank you for this appreciation post GWilly! Awoooooooooooo!!!! I'm just glad the dude went where he could get some decent coaching before it was too late...

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2 hours ago, McLoofus said:

Thank you for this appreciation post GWilly! Awoooooooooooo!!!! I'm just glad the dude went where he could get some decent coaching before it was too late...

I appreciate you for being so diligent and fighting the good fight! There are so many battles to be had I'm running all over but you have great metal fortitude my dude!

 

Question! Can I talk about Lamar Jackson in this thread since he wanted to play here at Auburn but he really wasn't a QB let some on here tell it? Gotta love how he just smiles and go out and do what everybody says he can't while changing the game! But anyway like I said so many to be had!

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Auburn NFL roundup: Darius Slayton records first 100-yard game

After catching one pass for 6 yards in a 37-18 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Nov. 4, New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton said he had played “easily my worst game of the year by far.” On Sunday, the rookie from Auburn rebounded to play his best game so far.

Slayton caught 10 passes for 121 yards and two touchdowns in the Giants' 34-27 loss to the New York Jets.

Slayton's top totals in his first seven NFL games had been four receptions and 82 yards. Against the Jets, Slayton recorded the first 100-yard receiving game for an Auburn alumnus since Sammie Coates caught six passes for 139 yards and two touchdowns for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Jets on Oct. 9, 2016.

Slayton made his touchdown receptions on consecutive second-quarter possessions.

Slayton caught a 5-yard pass from quarterback Daniel Jones for the Giants' first points with 12:26 left in the first half.

Slayton caught a 39-yard touchdown pass on a fourth-and-4 snap with 5:24 left in the second quarter as the Giants cut the Jets' lead to one point.

With his second two-touchdown game in his past three outings, Slayton became the second rookie with two two-TD games in the past three seasons, joining Calvin Ridley of the Atlanta Falcons last year.

New York wide receiver Golden Tate caught four passes for 95 yards and two touchdowns on Sunday, joining with Slayton to give the Giants two players with at least 80 receiving yards and two TD catches in the same game since Don Herrmann and Bob Tucker did so against the Philadelphia Eagles on Nov. 26, 1972.

Slayton has 27 receptions for 394 yards and five touchdowns in his first NFL season.

Slayton was among the 13 former Auburn players who got on the field on the 10th Sunday of the NFL’s 100th season.

Two other former Auburn players were at the Giants-Jets game:

· Jets safety Blake Countess was designated at inactive.

· Giants guard Chad Slade (Moody) was designated as inactive.

In the other Sunday games:

Baltimore Ravens 49, Cincinnati Bengals 13

· Josh Bynes started at middle linebacker for the Ravens. Bynes made a team-leading nine tackles.

· Bengals defensive end Carl Lawson registered two quarterback hits. Lawson had missed the previous two games because of a hamstring injury.

· C.J. Uzomah started at tight end for the Bengals. Uzomah made a special-teams tackle.

Cleveland Browns 19, Buffalo Bills 16

· Browns defensive tackle Devaroe Lawrence played but did not record any stats.

· Greg Robinson started at left offensive tackle for the Browns.

· Bills wide receiver Duke Williams was designated as inactive.

Tennessee Titans 35, Kansas City Chiefs 32

· Titans linebacker Daren Bates made a tackle on special teams.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30, Arizona Cardinals 27

· Buccaneers running back Peyton Barber ran for 43 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries. Barber scored the game-deciding touchdown on a 1-yard run with 1:43 left to play. Barber's TD capped a six-play, 92-yard drive, to which he also contributed a 14-yard run.

· Buccaneers cornerback Carlton Davis was designated as inactive. He has missed two games in a row because of a hip injury.

· Buccaneers cornerback Jamel Dean recorded two tackles, made his first NFL interception and broke up three more passes. Dean’s interception came with Tampa Bay trailing by four points and gave the Buccaneers possession at the Arizona 8-yard line with 3:40 to play. Tampa Bay marched from there to the game-winning touchdown.

Atlanta Falcons 26, New Orleans Saints 9

· Falcons long snapper Josh Harris handled the snaps on four field-goal attempts, two extra-point kicks and two punts.

Miami Dolphins 16, Indianapolis Colts 12

· Dolphins fullback Chandler Cox played but did not record any stats.

· Braden Smith started at right tackle for the Colts.

Green Bay Packers 24, Carolina Panthers 16

· Packers defensive tackle Montravius Adams made two tackles, batted down a pass and recovered a fumble. Adams recovered a fumble by Carolina quarterback Kyle Allen at the Green Bay 48-yard line with 12:40 left in the first half. The takeaway set up a touchdown that put the Packers ahead 14-10.

The 10th week of the season started with the Oakland Raiders’ 26-24 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday night.

 

 

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@GwillMac6, here's a fun little nugget

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Fantasy Football Week 11 Early Waiver Wire: Can Darius Slayton, Brian Hill be late-season difference makers?

....Slayton, a rookie, was just a fifth-round pick, so you'd be forgiven for being skeptical that this might be real. However, it's fair to wonder if he might have been held back as a prospect by Auburn's offense in his time there. 

 

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22 hours ago, McLoofus said:

I know he's only getting the targets because they have nobody else to throw to but he's making the most of it and he and Danny Dimes clearly have a connection. Very excited for the young man! FINALLY...

...AN AUBURN RECEIVER HAS COME BACK...

...TO THE NFL!!!

I wouldn't say that. 

Golden Tate is a very good veteran WR. And Evan Engram is a very good TE.

I think Slayton is the better 50/50 WR that can go up for the ball and has the speed to stretch the field. 

He looks stronger in the NFL than he did in college. Maybe its just how i see him on tv on Sundays.

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9 minutes ago, steeleagle said:

I wouldn't say that. 

Golden Tate is a very good veteran WR. And Evan Engram is a very good TE.

I think Slayton is the better 50/50 WR that can go up for the ball and has the speed to stretch the field. 

He looks stronger in the NFL than he did in college. Maybe its just how i see him on tv on Sundays.

Engram didn't play.

Tate's good. But Engram and Shephard being out opens up a lot of opportunity. 

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3 hours ago, McLoofus said:

@GwillMac6, here's a fun little nugget

 

I wish I had played him this week.....I have Edelman and he had a bye week....all I had to do was slide him in my line-up.....I'm so stupid

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14 minutes ago, cole256 said:

I wish I had played him this week.....I have Edelman and he had a bye week....all I had to do was slide him in my line-up.....I'm so stupid

I doubt he got started in very many leagues at all. But I hope this continues for him. So weird to think of an Auburn wide receiver as a fantasy stud!

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