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Randy Gregory suspended additional 10 games by NFL

Randy Gregory was officially suspended 10 games without pay Thursday for violating the NFL's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, according to a league spokesman.

The second-year pass rusher, who was removed from the Dallas Cowboys' reserve/did not report list three weeks ago after leaving rehab, is currently three games into the four-game suspension he is serving for his first substance-abuse violation. With the 10-game suspension tacked on, he won't be eligible to return to the team until Dec. 19. The first game he could play in for the Cowboys this season would be the team's Week 16 contest against the Detroit Lions on Monday, Dec. 26.

Gregory dropped his suspension appeal two weeks ago.

A consensus top-10 talent leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft, Gregory plummeted to Dallas in the second round due to a failed drug test at the NFL Scouting Combine. The Nebraska star also was late to pre-draft interviews amid concerns about his ability to handle the "mental rigors" of professional football.

Cowboys executive vice president and chief operating officer Stephen Jones made it clear months ago that the second-year edge rusher was on thin ice.

"This is a disappointment," Jones said after Gregory was suspended four games in February. "We have been clear with Randy about what his responsibilities are and what is expected of him. This is something that he is going to have to work through and correct."
And, this:
When the Eagles shipped Bradford to the Vikings a week before the season started and announced Carson Wentz would be their starter, I supported the move. I've felt for some time that in the impatient world of the modern NFL, when you draft a quarterback near the top of the first round, you must start him at some point in his rookie season, to begin his development and to find out what you're working with. But Wentz was a guy who had appeared in part of just one preseason game and was coming off a rib injury that probably hadn't fully healed. Well, five touchdowns, zero turnovers and three wins later, Wentz has first-year head coach Doug Pederson and GM Howie Roseman looking nothing short of brilliant. Wentz has looked poised under pressure, throws the ball with both touch and zip, and controls an offense like a multi-year vet.

But while we have talked up Wentz's performance ad nauseam, it's perhaps the Eagles' defense that is most shocking. This unit ranks No. 1 in points allowed, No. 2 in rushing defense and No. 4 in total defense. They ranked 28th or worse in all three of those categories last season -- including dead last in rushing defense. New DC Jim Schwartz has done a fabulous job with this unit, but Pederson should get plenty of credit, as well. His offense leads the league in time of possession at 36:47, up more than 10 full minutes per game above last year's Chip Kelly attack (the Eagles ranked 32nd in the NFL in time of possession in 2015), and nearly two minutes better than the next-best team this year.

The Eagles still have some things to prove, but in the very mortal NFC East, they have the makings of a legitimate contender.
Here's a great montage of Wentz throws.
We all knew that suspension was coming. He's a bust.

Just another case of the Jerry Jones treating the second round of the draft like it's his chance to prove he's smarter than everybody else. He continually uses it to take guys were originally projected as mid to high first rounders and then fell completely out of the first round due to character or injury issues.

Jaylon Smith - injured reserve and may never play football again
Randy Gregory - suspended 10 games
Demarcus Lawrence - suspended four games
Gavin Escobar - never cracked the starting lineup
Tyrone Crawford - has missed one season and been hampered with injuries, but fairly solid when on the field.
Bruce Carter - often injured and no longer with team
Sean Lee - very good when healthy, but often playing injured, and has missed a lot of games when injured as well.

This crap gets old, but its no longer a surprise.
Is Kempski on drugs?! This is an excerpt of his insanity.

If you're an Eagles fan and you're excited about the early success of rookie quarterback Carson Wentz, I'm sorry to inform you that Wentz should not be given any credit because he doesn't take shots down the field.

...Wentz has the third-shortest average "air yards per throw" ... in the NFL,

So teams win the Super Bowl based on air yards, not wins?

If you can get Ws with a short passing game you are going to use up more clock and keep your D rested.

QUOTE (Zero @ Sep 30 2016, 09:22 AM) *
Here's a great montage of Wentz throws.

It was a tongue in cheek rebuttal to the idiot from Football Outsiders.
QUOTE (Joegrane @ Sep 30 2016, 10:48 PM) *
Is Kempski on drugs?! This is an excerpt of his insanity.

The videos were all examples of Wentz throwing downfield. Kempski was essentially saying the same that you said.
D Rock
Wow. Joe is smart.
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