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OMG hilarious.

My point was that all offseason quite a few posters acted like Allen and Murphy were meh players....while others (and not just "Kool aiders) used actually objective fact to argue otherwise.
You acted like a hideously rude Kool-Aider all offseason to pessimistic posters, but you were "gaslit" about Allen. Priceless. You still haven't owned up to any of that, so why should people who didn't slobber all over Allen own up to the fact that he's been a damn good player? If you want one, you should admit the other.

For my part, I wasn't down on Allen, but didn't think he was a star. I now think he's very good--still not star quality but with the potential--and damned well better get extended.
 

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There were plenty of people who were saying that Allen was one of the five best players on our defense, and there were a lot of people saying that Allen was Just Another Guy. Really, we're seeing that both can be true.

I thought that Allen was a guy who had a ton to prove this season because he played well when healthy and then he played fairly well when injured. A lot of arrows were pointing to a breakout season. And they still are.
 

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You acted like a hideously rude Kool-Aider all offseason to pessimistic posters, but you were "gaslit" about Allen. Priceless. You still haven't owned up to any of that, so why should people who didn't slobber all over Allen own up to the fact that he's been a damn good player? If you want one, you should admit the other.
I don't have to "own" anything. No one has been proven right either way. Only two fricking games have been played, one against a legitimate Super Bowl contender (while missing what? 6 starters?) and another against a legitimate playoff contender (or pretender if you wish).

I wait until there is real definitive evidence either way. Even with the harping on adding pass rushers, the Cardinals currently have the highest pass rush win rate in the league! But you won't hear me say that means anything yet really, it's just that the early numbers say that the concerns about the pass rush may be overblown.
For my part, I wasn't down on Allen, but didn't think he was a star. I now think he's very good--still not star quality but with the potential--and damned well better get extended.
We're on the same page here. Allen is 100% a very good DL but not a star. If he is your best DL, you probably don't have a good DL unless you have 3 players of Allen's skill level.
 

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OMG hilarious.

My point was that all offseason quite a few posters acted like Allen and Murphy were meh players....while others (and not just "Kool aiders) used actually objective fact to argue otherwise.
What's hilarious is pulling out the victory cigars and champagne over one good week. I don't remember you crowing after week one about Murphy and Allen, but you do you!
 

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What's hilarious is pulling out the victory cigars and champagne over one good week. I don't remember you crowing after week one about Murphy and Allen, but you do you!
One good HALF.
 

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What's hilarious is pulling out the victory cigars and champagne over one good week. I don't remember you crowing after week one about Murphy and Allen, but you do you!
What's hilarious is that they have seasons of good play, with good stats, and people like you still bash Murphy and Allen.

When I went through and reviewed who was saying Allen and Murphy sucked, it was mainly you actually.
 

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What's hilarious is that they have seasons of good play, with good stats, and people like you still bash Murphy and Allen.
Bash is such a childish way of putting it. If saying Murphy is more effective in the slot and questionable on the outside is bashing, then you're not serious about discussing the quality of the player.

I said to pay both if you can get them at a reasonable price! But keep on keeping on!
 

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Murphy and Allen have played for the Cardinals for one good half? Weird take broseph.
Way to change what he is saying. He is stating that the Cards have played one good half of football. Not talking about individual players...
 

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Murphy and Allen have played for the Cardinals for one good half? Weird take broseph.
This year, oh yeah. Weird take is saying anyone on that D played well while the entire team was getting steamrolled the first 6 quarters. Murphy is the closest that you can say he’s played the entire season but he made zero impact along with the rest of the secondary getting roasted by Mahommes.
 
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I think there was something about Watt helping Allen understand leverage and in those highlights you can see it. I remember seeing an interview with a former OL talking about Reggie White and he said the thing people didn't get about him was how smart he was he knew he was going to be double teamed but it didn't matter because he'd get skinny between you so one guy had his left hand on him and one had his right hand on him when you tried to turn your body to be able to use both hands he'd sudden explode and knock you back.

Watt does it too and I think Allen is learning it even if you're not double teamed instead of just bull rushing right through the guy or trying to run around him, get one one shoulder or the the other and then put all your leverage into that side.
We should seriously consider hiring Watt to be our DL coach after he hangs up his cleats.
 

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Bash is such a childish way of putting it. If saying Murphy is more effective in the slot and questionable on the outside is bashing, then you're not serious about discussing the quality of the player.

I said to pay both if you can get them at a reasonable price! But keep on keeping on!
Straw men are much easier to prove wrong. It’s a classic Tango, now, Krango way of debating.

And just like you, I’ve advocating resigning BOTH Allen and Murphy and have gone as far as saying I’d tag Murphy if an extension doesn’t get done.

But hey… easier again to argue against straw men.
 

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Straw men are much easier to prove wrong. It’s a classic Tango, now, Krango way of debating.

And just like you, I’ve advocating resigning BOTH Allen and Murphy and have gone as far as saying I’d tag Murphy if an extension doesn’t get done.

But hey… easier again to argue against straw men.
It's odd to me that some of the most level headed and logical P and R posters take the fanatic part of sports so literally.
 

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Straw men are much easier to prove wrong. It’s a classic Tango, now, Krango way of debating.

And just like you, I’ve advocating resigning BOTH Allen and Murphy and have gone as far as saying I’d tag Murphy if an extension doesn’t get done.

But hey… easier again to argue against straw men.
I really want to say something to you that I will refrain from saying. I'm done with you.
 

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Way to change what he is saying. He is stating that the Cards have played one good half of football. Not talking about individual players...
What is this thread about? It's about Zach Allen. Zach Allen isn't the only player on the Cardinals defense, and he even played well against the Chiefs.
 

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What is this thread about? It's about Zach Allen. Zach Allen isn't the only player on the Cardinals defense, and he even played well against the Chiefs.
You do know that threads don't stay on topic.
 

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I don't have to "own" anything. No one has been proven right either way. Only two fricking games have been played, one against a legitimate Super Bowl contender (while missing what? 6 starters?) and another against a legitimate playoff contender (or pretender if you wish).

I wait until there is real definitive evidence either way. Even with the harping on adding pass rushers, the Cardinals currently have the highest pass rush win rate in the league! But you won't hear me say that means anything yet really, it's just that the early numbers say that the concerns about the pass rush may be overblown.


We're on the same page here. Allen is 100% a very good DL but not a star. If he is your best DL, you probably don't have a good DL unless you have 3 players of Allen's skill level.
1 sack in 2 games lol You're arguing against yourself here. But go ahead and cling to your "stats."

And you'll never own anything because that's not who you are. You were an awful, snide, and condescending individual in the offseason, regardless of who is right or wrong. How dare we have concerns! For that alone you should be offering up some mea culpas. The darksiders do it easily and quickly enough. You and other kool aiders? Never.

When you just want to talk football, you can be a good poster. Unfortunately, you tend to make it nasty and personal. So...*shrug*
 

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1 sack in 2 games lol You're arguing against yourself here. But go ahead and cling to your "stats."

And you'll never own anything because that's not who you are. You were an awful, snide, and condescending individual in the offseason, regardless of who is right or wrong. How dare we have concerns! For that alone you should be offering up some mea culpas. The darksiders do it easily and quickly enough. You and other kool aiders? Never.

When you just want to talk football, you can be a good poster. Unfortunately, you tend to make it nasty and personal. So...*shrug*
Feeling is mutual bud.
 

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1 sack in 2 games lol You're arguing against yourself here. But go ahead and cling to your "stats."

And you'll never own anything because that's not who you are. You were an awful, snide, and condescending individual in the offseason, regardless of who is right or wrong. How dare we have concerns! For that alone you should be offering up some mea culpas. The darksiders do it easily and quickly enough. You and other kool aiders? Never.

When you just want to talk football, you can be a good poster. Unfortunately, you tend to make it nasty and personal. So...*shrug*
Where have I been personally, pray tell?

Maybe it's projections?
 

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Both of you get a timeout.
 

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I wouldn't crown Murphy yet. He usually gets rinsed by Kupp.
 

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Don't see how anyone could oppose an Allen extension but I'll post a poll.
 

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