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Dom Cosentino
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Dom Cosentino is a staff writer at Deadspin.
Oct 24
6

It was “acute on chronic.” Editing error. Should be fixed. Thanks.

Oct 24
6

Should have been acute on chronic injury. Editing error. Should be fixed. Thanks.

Oct 24
28

They actually issued a statement of support. I just neglected to mention it.

Oct 17
25

The Lazard catch is debatable, I guess, though I kind of think he had control once he pinned it to himself and his knee was down. But point taken.

Oct 12
9

He dropped it because his right arm was impeded before and during the ball’s arrival, unless you think he was supposed to catch it with his left shoulder. The penalty is pass interference, not pass interference unless the receiver can get his hands to the ball. Read more

Oct 12
9

The Pats-Giants play absolutely involved a restriction. Jones grabbed Tate’s right arm before the ball got there and was still holding it when the ball arrived. If that’s not “egregiously wrong,” nothing is.

Oct 12
5

I still think that’s a nebulous standard, because we’re fundamentally talking about judgment calls. Here’s another example: Steelers safety Terrell Edmunds was not flagged for DPI, but the call was reversed upon review.

Oct 12
2

What is that threshold, though?

Oct 11
16

I understand the logic of the call against Hilton, tbh. The in-game angles that night weren’t totally conclusive, granted, but the coaches’ film kind of shows that he tried to set a pick farther than one yard beyond the line of scrimmage, which is against the rules. He’s lined up at the bottom here, and while he

Oct 10
2

No, that’s what I meant. There are several disparate threads but nothing to tie them together.

Oct 4
8

Yes. Torn meniscus, sprained MCL, bruised knee, sprained MCL since entering the league. I’ll add all that.

Sep 25
9

Yep. Everything about the Steelers’ game plan on Sunday screamed playing conservative with Rudolph under center. There was almost no pre-snap motion and not enough play action (21.2 percent of his dropbacks, per PFF). According to Sharp’s data, they went with one running back and one tight end on 40 of their 51 snaps Read more

Sep 20 2019
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Hindsight bias is a helluva thing.

Sep 13 2019
1

Diana’s righteous cynicism aside, the framing for this interview was specifically about how teams handle difficult personalities, with the understanding that they’re willing to tolerate the risk those difficult personalities bring with them. AB is still in the NFL. Teams’ financial commitment is thus very much part of Read more

Sep 12 2019
1

The real point: He may be “more than just a weirdo or a diva or a difficult personality,” but the Raiders were willing to (almost) guarantee him $30 million knowing exactly who he is, and the Patriots were willing to bring him in (at $9 million in guarantees) having known even more. The distance from “some smoke” to “n Read more

Sep 12 2019
3

Yeah. If only Farris and I had your hindsight to see a rape allegation coming.

Sep 9 2019
59

No. You’re conflating the two sets of fines that were issued. The fines that set him off came Wednesday, which led AB to post the fine letter on IG. The cracker bit happened Thursday (but wasn’t reported till Friday, not long after my convo with Farris). That led to the $200K+ fines and the voiding of the guarantees th

Sep 9 2019
144

He only called Mayock a cracker after he was fined. That was a big part of Farris’s point.