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The good, the bad and the ugly in week one.

good

10 minute halfs
one foot in bounds
the ball spotter
the 25 second clock

bad

way too much talk about the NFL

ugly

trying to talk to players, it's awkward and we get nothing out of it.
listening to the plays being called, yep....boring.

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Player of week one.....QB P.J.Walker
I'm looking forward to how they adjust to criticism. I can tell you that yesterday cut way way way back on the sidelines interviews. I actually like them a lot. The defenders field goal kicker for instance. He missed a short field goal, got interviewed about it and looked sad, then hits a monster to end the half and gets interviewed again.

I think they just need to figure out when is best, and who to leave alone.

As far as the play calling, I like it when it gets broken down a bit. I actually started to follow along with how the coach was looking at the game at some points. I do agree that just hearing the play calls and no explanation whatsoever does nothing for me.

The officiating crews do pretty damn well, though they've gotta get a little more efficient. I love that I can hear them talk about the call, but they have to fix the play clock a lot because they aren't efficient yet. Ball spotter is a brilliant simple idea.

PJ Walker had the best performance. Not even gone try to lie. He looked like Russell Wilson out there. HOWEVER!!.. My boy Cardale Jones looked really really good and Mcgloin looks comfortable running his offense.

The tackling want NFL level of course, but they looked much better than I thought they would. All in all, I'm in for week two. I think there's a couple of good matchups that should be really fun to watch. I also think you're going to see a lot more polish now that there's film to watch.

Looking forward to them having a bunch of CFL guys next year too. Will be cool to see some new names
 
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You can already see that people are working on contracts that allow them to go through their xfl season, then go play in the CFL once the season is over. This is going to greatly benefit guys that have a lot of athletic talent but either don't quite have the size for their place in the NFL, or that just can't quite find their niche for the league. It'll also put a lot of more film out there, and show their adaptability (the CFL is fun but it's mutant football).

S.J. Gree. Just signed to Seattle Dragons and while he's too old to make an NFL dream happen, his size and skill should serve him well.
 
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Talk about PJ Walker and Cardale Jones are picking up a little bit. Both were in different positions with the NFL that had similar outcome. In the case of Walker, mad talent but nowhere near skilled enough and only 5'11. Basically he was gonna get found and finished quick. So he got threw on practice squads and just really didn't have an attitude for it. Wanted to play, blah blah blah.

Cardale Jones came out of nowhere as a third stringer who won the national championship for Ohio State, but needed a ton of work before he was NFL ready. Went through the draft, ended up in some spots that I guess didn't work for him and fell out of the league.

Both put up amazing performances this weekend, especially considering how they didn't have the longest training camp.

I could see them both being 3rd string or better in the NFL in the next year or so, if they continue to improve like this. They both seem like they've learned a degree of patience.
 
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The bummer is we know nothing is long term in the CFL, they made it very obvious......another chance to get back in the NFL....which sucks.

The old AFL worked because it was in competition with the NFL and worked because the defenses sucked so score, score, score, which fans love.

P.J.Walker is an NFL caliber QB, he could be the star of the XFL but.......see ya!!!! Don't like it!
 
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The bummer is we know nothing is long term in the CFL, they made it very obvious......another chance to get back in the NFL....which sucks.

The old AFL worked because it was in competition with the NFL and worked because the defenses sucked so score, score, score, which fans love.

P.J.Walker is an NFL caliber QB, he could be the star of the XFL but.......see ya!!!! Don't like it!
Things develop over time. There isn't an amount of money on this planet that would allow anyone to compete directly with the NFL.

Any talking about the product like it was legitimately top NFL quality would be a lie by then and they would look ridiculous. It needs a reason for players to go there beyond the 55k a year.

The vast majority of people that go to the XFL will either stay in the XFL or pair it with the CFL. The goal is to build it up enough over the next 5-6 years to allow them to hit the 200k mark for skill players, and offer an outlet to players who are looking for a different route.

Over time you can absolutely have a league that is meaningful for more than being just a feeder league. It's the almost impossible task of anyone trying to start an American sports league.

Right now it needs eyeballs. It also needs the NFL to be tone-deaf towards their rules as they always are. If the NFL adopts the best parts of their rules...then fuck it. We've got the best athletes in the world playing. The sport a better way. Everybody wins.

As for me, fuck EVERYONE who isn't a DC Defenders fan. You can all go jump off the nearest tall bridge you fucks
 
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Things develop over time. There isn't an amount of money on this planet that would allow anyone to compete directly with the NFL.

Any talking about the product like it was legitimately top NFL quality would be a lie by then and they would look ridiculous. It needs a reason for players to go there beyond the 55k a year.

The vast majority of people that go to the XFL will either stay in the XFL or pair it with the CFL. The goal is to build it up enough over the next 5-6 years to allow them to hit the 200k mark for skill players, and offer an outlet to players who are looking for a different route.

Over time you can absolutely have a league that is meaningful for more than being just a feeder league. It's the almost impossible task of anyone trying to start an American sports league.

Right now it needs eyeballs. It also needs the NFL to be tone-deaf towards their rules as they always are. If the NFL adopts the best parts of their rules...then fuck it. We've got the best athletes in the world playing. The sport a better way. Everybody wins.

As for me, fuck EVERYONE who isn't a DC Defenders fan. You can all go jump off the nearest tall bridge you fucks
All that is obvious but still don't like it.

The TV people do need to shut up about the NFL, it doesn't help anything.

DC Defenders......never heard of them (just messing with ya slugger)
 
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Isn't Crapernick going to play for the XFL?
Nope. He priced himself out. They're keeping strict to around the 55k/yr mark. That's increase with revenue, and acts as a means for these guys to support a basic family by being paid that amount for a few months of work.

Kap wants millions... Because he's him and can't help himself
 
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maybe will introduce (old?) mls rule, salary cap but then 1 player can pay as much as you want.
It sounds like they want good salaries throughout, but that right now it's a brand building phase. It's entertaining and offers a number of different opportunities to these guys
 
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It's today!!!! After a long 6 day break from the league it returns today with a terrific game between DC and NY. The second game is only interesting to see how much of the poor performance by Seattle and Tampa was week one sloppiness, and how much was them being gahhhhbage.
 
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My Defenders fucking the Guardians up son!
Looks like McGloin reminded us all why he was a backup in the NFL. To be fair, he didn't get much help from his O-line either.

I still say the Guardians are only the 2nd worst NYC football team though. :lol:

I only saw parts of the Sat. night game, but it looks like Seattle gave their fans a thrill with a come-from-behind victory.


Today we should get to see Landry Jones make his first start in the XFL. Walker & Co. will play tonight on FS1.