The GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, formerly one of the best graphics cards, has a long-lost sibling that never debuted on the market. However, the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 16GB, which we’ve seen in multiple EEC listings, seems real or at least has existed for some time.Hardware leaker MEGAsizeGPU (opens in new tab) has shared some photographs and a GPU-Z screenshot of what appears to be the unreleased GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 16GB. It’s a little confusing, though. The pictures show a GeForce RTX 3070 Founders Edition. The design and the model name on the backplate confirm it. However, the GPU-Z screenshot reveals the specifications for the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti but with 16GB of GDDR6 memory instead of 8GB. From the looks of it, we suspect that a manufacturer had recycled the GeForce RTX 3070 cooler for this specific GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 16GB. However, we’ve already seen user mods that increase the GeForce RTX 3070’s memory capacity twice fold, so we wouldn’t be surprised if this GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 16GB is a laboratory experiment from someone’s garage.The GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 16GB is still on the GA104 (Ampere) silicon, the same one used in the vanilla GeForce RTX 3070 Ti. It still wields 6,144 CUDA cores in conjunction with 192 Tensor cores and 48 RT cores. However, the clock speeds are seemingly different. While the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti has a 1,575 MHz base clock and 1,770 MHz boost clock, the never-before-seen 16GB variant sports a 1,590 MHz base clock and 1,800 MHz boost clock.Image […]
Welcome back to another weekly installment of Friday Night Lights. Last week we talked about my custom PP-NVG. Well, this week we will take a look at some more options for panoramic night vision. This time we are looking at a newcomer to the night vision accessory market, Code 4 Defense. They have come out with a modular bridge, the NVB-58 and their own take on a PVS-14 arm called the NVA-14. They are 3D printed and have features and price points that make them very alluring. Let’s take a closer look.
Panoramic Night Vision @ TFB:
Code 4 Defense NVB-58
The Code 4 Defense sent in their bridge and PVS-14 arm for review. First, we will focus on the bridge. The NVB-58 is a bridge that allows you to combine two PVS-14 compatible monoculars into a binocular. Since pano binos are all the rage now, Code 4 Defense designed their NVB-58 to allow you to pan the two monoculars. Unlike the Noisefighters Panobridge or the AB Night Vision RPNVG, the NVB-58 is a fixed articulating bridge. The degree of panning is fixed at 58º FOV. The creator, Jake Briley, found 58º to be the sweet spot for minimizing headaches.
In the video above Jake says wider FOV is harder to make a cohesive image in your brain. I have not found this to be the case and I think this might be due to collimation. Regular binos should be collimated. You are getting distinct images into each eyeball. If the pods are not collimated to each other you can see double images or get eyestrain because your eyes and brain are trying to merge the two images. This is exacerbated when you pan the pods. If you get a bridge to combine two monoculars make sure you have someone collimate them for you.
Now back to our regularly scheduled programming . . .
The Code 4 Defense NVB-58 comes with two sets of arms for your monoculars. One set is straight while the other set is twisted to orient the monoculars in their WFOV position to give you 58º FOV. See the image below.
NVB-58 next to Panobridge
While the NVB-58 does not have adjustable FOV, the articulation will put the pods parallel when you roll them up. This is for storage purposes.
If you roll the pods past 90º on the NVB-58, the pods will pigeon toe and have a converging point.
When worn, the Code 4 Defense NVB-58 will give you that sloth-like FAS look.
Roll the pods up and they will straighten out and be parallel.
Here is what the pods look like if you simply fold the mount up and don’t articulate the pods back.
At 90º, the pods are parallel with each other. I like the recessed Old Glory at the bottom of the bridge. It is a nice touch.
You can keep articulating the pods past 90º and the pods will start to pigeon toe and sit closer to your helmet.
One of the many features of the NVB-58 that I like is Jake’s designed it to be toolless. He uses steel hardware and 3D-printed thumb screw wings so you can install the screws and tighten them without the need for any tools or coins.
Another major boon to Code 4 Defense’s design is the use of steel bushings. Now you don’t have polymer compressed onto more polymer to create friction. Also Jake incorporated a lanyard tie downs into the rear of the NVB-58 bridge. You can loop a shock cord or use a lobster claw clasp to grab onto the bridge. It does not quite function for a shock cord on your helmet to minimize jiggle but I never use those anyway. I care more about accidentally dropping my nods than a little head jiggle. “You think a little head jiggle is supposed to make me happy, hmm?” (Princess Bride, 1987)
Another design feature that might be overlooked at first glance is how the arms fit on the PVS-14 or compatible monoculars. They have to be pressed down to fit onto the monoculars. When held captive with the mounting screw there is positive pressure on the arm and monocular. This helps keep the monoculars in position. Some other designs do not have this constant pressure and it is too easy to rotate the monocular around the mounting screw.
See how wide the arm is for the NVB-58? That is all friction touching the monocular housing helping it to stay in position and not shift.
As mentioned earlier, Code 4 Defense provides a set of parallel arms so these can switch between regular 40º FOV or 58º FOV.
It is subtle but the two arms in the middle are the 58º FOV arms while the ones on either side are the parallel arms.
If you don’t have two PVS-14s, you can get Code 4 Defense’s night vision arm, the NVA-14. It is almost like half an NVB-58 but it has dual dovetails. The NVA-14 uses the same hardware and arm as the parallel NVB-40.
The NVA-14 uses a double inverted dovetail to switch from the right to the left eye. You remove the arm from your dovetail mount, flip the arm over and dock it back into your mount.
Since the NVA-14 is an articulating arm, you can store the PVS-14, or compatible monoculars, like the NVB-40.
Articulating arms for the PVS-14 is great. It is easier to adjust them for different faces but when you flip them up you don’t have your monocular sticking out a few inches like a unicorn horn. Articulating it brings the device closer to your helmet reducing leverage and strain on your forehead.
Final Thoughts On The Code 4 Defense Night Vision Arm And Bridge
First of all, the price is what makes these two offerings very attractive. The NVA-14 is $99.99 and the NVB-58 is just $199.99. While the NVB-58 does not have adjustable FOV without swapping parts, it works well and is at a very attractive price point. Both designs are simple and feel robust. You can adjust the tension of the arms as well as install or remove the PVS-14s without the need for tools.
Jake told me that he is working on generation 2 of his design. He plans to have IPD stops as well as retain the mounting screws. At the moment the screws are not retained so if you remove the PVS-14s the screws are just loose. Even with that minor inconvenience, I think the NVB-58 or NVA-14 are worth a look.
For more information check out Code 4 Defense’s website. […]
The Elegoo Neptune 3 Plus is the middle child of the new Neptune 3 line of printers, falling between the Neptune 3 Pro and the Neptune 3 Max. The Neptune 3 Plus offers an impressive 320mm x 320mm x 400mm build volume and features the same direct drive extruder and automatic leveling probe as the smaller Neptune 3 Pro, a printer that impressed us during testing. The Neptune 3 Plus lives up to this reputation, and we were impressed with the quality and features of the printer as well as how easy it was to set up. The features of the Elegoo Neptune 3 Plus are impressive on their own, but when weighed against its $350 retail price, it deserves a place among the best 3D printers. The Neptune 3 Plus handles notoriously difficult-to-print flexible TPU filament just as easily as it handles PLA, and the included Elegoo Cura slicer app makes it easy for beginners to set up their first prints.Specifications of Elegoo Neptune 3 PlusSwipe to scroll horizontallyMachine Footprint20.98 x 20.35 x 25.19 inches (533mm x 517mm x 638mm)Build Volume12.6 x 12.6 x 15.78 inches (320mm x 320mm x 400mm)Material1.75mm PLA, PLA+, TPU, PETGPower Supply480WBed Leveling49-Point Automatic Mesh LevelingNozzle.4mmMax. Nozzle Temperature260°C / 500°FMax. Bed Temperature100°C / 212°FPrinting Speed30-180mm/sBuild PlatformMagnetic Flexible Removable PEI PlatformConnectivityUSB, microSDInterface4.3-inch Color Touchscreen LCDUnpacking and Assembling the Elegoo Neptune 3 Plus(Image credit: Tom’s Hardware)The Elegoo Neptune 3 Plus ships almost completely assembled, with the only real assembly consisting of attaching the Z-axis frame to the base of the printer. This process requires only 4 bolts, but the large size of the Neptune 3 Plus means a second set of hands will be helpful when aligning and attaching the frame. The included printed manual includes well-written instructions and should be easy for even novice users to follow.(Image credit: Tom’s Hardware)The Neptune 3 Plus is designed in a way that allows most users to go from unboxing to first print in well under 30 minutes. Allen keys, flush cutters, screwdrivers, and a variety of other tools are included but will likely only be used once during the initial assembly of the printer. The Neptune 3 Plus even includes a scraper for removing parts from the platform, which you probably won’t need due to the excellent adhesion and easy part removal provided by the textured PEI build platform.Design of Elegoo Neptune 3 Plus(Image credit: Tom’s Hardware)The Neptune 3 Plus looks like an oversized Creality Ender 3 Pro or any other number of bed-slinger style i3 3D printers. Dual rails on the Y-axis provide stability for the large moving build platform, and the removable LCD touchscreen interface is located on the right side of the printer. The spool holder is mounted to the center of the top bar, and the peg that the spool sits on can be mounted on either side. Overall, the Neptune 3 Plus has a polished feel with molded plastic components and a generally high-quality appearance. However, the “CREATE THE FUTURE” text that is printed on both sides of the Z axis frame isn’t necessary and slightly cheapens the look of this premium printer.(Image credit: Tom’s Hardware)The Neptune 3 plus includes an integrated LED light bar on the top of the Z-axis frame, a welcome feature for anyone who has trouble seeing their prints during printing. Some printers include a single LED mounted to the hot end module that will illuminate parts during printing, but this can also make it difficult to see or photograph light-colored filament or thin parts. The top-mounted LED light bar illuminates the entire build volume, and makes it easy to see parts during printing.Image […]
It’s Photo Of The Day o’clock, and we’re going to have a look at the excellent work done by this photographer and the beauty of this John Rigby & Co. Rising Bite double rifle in .500 Nitro Express. Did you know that they are the third-oldest gun making company in the world? Well, now you do!
The .500 Nitro Express was primarily designed for use in double rifles, like here. I guess I’m not the only one thinking this looks like a shotgun rather than a rifle,
Here’s the caption from the company:
Another example of a Melissa Rigby limited edition Rigby Rising Bite double rifle is this .500NE which left the Rigby work benches back in April 2017. An enamel pin numbered ‘3 of 20’, created by the founding John Rigby’s great-great-great-granddaughter, Melissa is placed on the grip cap trap. Featuring a deluxe grade Turkish walnut stock, the rifle’s metal work is covered in colour case hardening and features engravings of a rhino on the left side of the action and elephant on the underside.
Below you can see the rifle from the most important angles.
The attention to details is amazing.
Did you ever fire a .500 Nitro Express in your life? How was it?
All photos by John Rigby & Co. […]
Arduino was there before the Raspberry Pi and it democratized access to electronics and hardware hacking long before everybody’s favorite SBC. The Arduino Uno, the most famous board in the range is now over a decade old. In that time it has powered countless projects, but we have never officially been able to make our own. Until now.Arduino’s $58 Make Your Uno kit is much more than an Arduino Uno in a box of components. Rather, we have to construct our own Uno from the included parts. This means that we need to use one of the best soldering irons to solder the components into place. But this kit doesn’t just give us the parts to make an Arduino microcontroller; we also construct our own shield (a similar concept to Raspberry Pi’s HAT add-ons) and an Audio Synth which we can use to make music / beeps / boops.A great learning tool and an all-around good time to build, the Arduino Make Your Uno kit is a fantastic gift for kids, established makers or for yourself. However, if all you want is a working microcontroller board, there are much cheaper options. A regular Arduino Uno (without audio synth and shield) costs $28, a fully-functional clone goes for $18 and a more powerful alternative like the Raspberry Pi Pico W can be had for just $6.Arduino Make Your Uno Kit Specifications(Image credit: Tom’s Hardware)Swipe to scroll horizontallyArduino Make Your UNOArduino Uno PCB USB C Serial adapter Through hole components ATmega 328p Microcontroller 16 MHz Clock 32KB Flash 2KB SRAM 14 x Digital IO pins 6 x PWM pins (shared with digital) 6 x Analog pinsArduino Audio SynthAudio Synth PCB Through hole components Assembling the KitImage […]
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has extended the tariff exclusions from “Section 301″ on Chinese imports for nine months. The exemptions include 352 Chinese import categories, such as printed circuit boards (PCBs), used to fabricate the best graphics cards and other computer hardware.During the early stages of the China–United States trade war back in 2018, President Trump imposed tariffs on many imported Chinese products. In March of this year, the USTR temporarily lifted the Trump-era tariffs. However, the tariff exemption expires on December 31, likely impacting graphics card pricing in 2023. Fortunately, the USTR has decided to prolong the tariff exclusions for another nine months.”These exclusions were initially reinstated on March 28, 2022, and the extension will help align further consideration of these exclusions with the ongoing comprehensive four-year review,” said the USTR in the press release (opens in new tab).The USTR has started its four-year review of the effectiveness of the Section 301 tariffs on Chinese goods. Phase 1, which has concluded, allowed interested parties that benefit from the tariffs to make their case about why they want the tariffs to remain. Phase 2, which ends on January 17, 2023, will let all parties, including those that oppose the tariffs, comment. Unfortunately, the USTR hasn’t shared the review results, so the jury is still out on whether the Biden administration will maintain or scrap the tariffs.Not all manufacturers produce their graphics cards in China, but the majority do. The sad part is that companies will likely push the tariff unto the consumer. For example, vendors, including Asus and MSI, had increased the MSRP for their graphics cards before the tariff exemption. Shortly after the USTR lifted the import tariff, Asus issued price cuts of up to 25% on the graphics cards.High-end graphics cards, such as the GeForce RTX 4090 or Radeon RX 7900 XTX, already cost a small fortune. Now imagine if the tariffs were back — consumers would have to fork up 25% more cash for the same graphics card regardless of the tier. So, for example, a GeForce RTX 4090, which already has an eye-watering $1,599 MSRP, would suddenly cost almost $2,000. There’s nothing to do other than sit and wait to see whether the tariffs are here to stay. At least we have a nine-month grace period if things go south. […]
Welcome to Friday Night Lights. If you have been here before then thank you for coming back. For those of you who are new, thank you for coming in to check out my article. Last week we talked about about the Dark Mile: shooting a mile in the dark. This week we highlight a project that took over a year – modified ANVIS10 which I have dubbed PP-NVG. PP for Pano Pano or Pano². Let’s take a close look at my modified quads.
Quad Tube NVGs @ TFB:
Last year in July I had the idea to modernize my ANVIS10 using an AB Night Vision MOD-3 bridge. The problem with ANVIS10 is that they are rather fragile. There is not much I could do about the pods but If I could get them mounted to a MOD-3 bridge, it would be better. Using a MOD-3 bridge would simplify power as well. ANVIS10 uses a ball detent mount and remote battery pack. This makes it annoying if I want to share the ANVIS10 or use a normal bino goggle I would have to switch the mount. I knew I wanted to make a ground version of the ANVIS10 but I had to take certain things into consideration. Whichever bridge I go with, they have to have pupillary distance adjustment and onboard power. The MOD-3 bridge has both of those features. Below are some mock-ups I made to show it could be possible. I simply placed the bridge on top of the ANVIS10 pods.
ANVIS10 pods sitting underneath the MOD-3 bridge
Here is the same setup but with QTNVG pods.
QTNVG pods sitting under the PP-NVG bridge.
All I needed was an offset adapter that could dovetail into the MOD-3 bridge QD shoes and have a matching dovetail that fits into the ANVIS10 pods. Then a set of pogo pins to deliver power from the bridge, through the adapter, and into the pods. I had asked a friend of mine to help me but after several months of not much progress, I abandoned the project.
RPNVG To The Rescue
If you recall, I reviewed the AB Night Vision RPNVG housing. It is similar in concept to the MOD-3 in that it has QD monocular pods. So I had envisioned this technological terror.
Just like the MOD-10 (MOD-3 + ANVIS10) mock-up, I placed the RPNVG bridge directly over the ANVIS10 pods. Only this time I bent the bridge in its panning mode and approximated the position of the ANVIS10 pods. I tested this using a standalone battery adapter Ed Wilcox had made which when attached to a single ANVIS10 pod would power it independently. Somewhat like the GPNVG monocular battery adapter. I then held half an ANVIS10 with bridge and COPS (Clip On Power Supply) in one hand and the standalone Ed Wilcox ANVIS10 pod in the other. Then I spread the pods apart like a panobridge and it seemed to work. Instead of a 3-circle Venn diagram, I saw an Audi logo-looking POV – four overlapping circles. ANVIS10 have a 97º FOV. The RPNVG goes from 40º FOV to 65º FOV so I estimate the PP-NVG has a FOV of 122º similar to QTNVG. If we got this to work with QTNVGs then you could theoretically have 145º FOV but I have my doubts about how practical that would be since the QTNVG eyepieces have a lot of distortion.
At this time I made a new friend Thomas through our mutual friend Cajer. Thomas is an engineer and has the skill to CAD and 3D print prototypes. So I asked him for his help to make the PP-NVG dream a reality. The first thing to do was to map out the power rails underneath the RPNVG bridge. I just used a voltmeter and measured the rails to find out which ones were positive and which were negative as well as if they produce the proper voltage to deliver 3v.
Here are pictures of the second iteration of the PanoPano adapters. I never took photos of the first set of adapters but I did make a video to show proof of concept. They worked but needed refinement. The second set is a bit wide. We went with a simple design. Using friction from the adapters to set pupillary distance rather than trying to replicate the ratcheting mechanism in the RPNVG monocular pods.
Here is the final form of the PP-NVG. In the two images below I had the spacer installed for the dovetail. I have since removed this since the PP-NVG adapters lower the pods a bit so there is no need for the spacer.
See how far the PP-NVG eyepieces are below the RPNVG bridge? The spacer needs to go.
Here is the PP-NVG at the normal position like an ANVIS10.
Here is the PP-NVG with the RPNVG set to panning mode.
PP-NVG spread eagle
Out of curiosity, I removed one PP-NVG pod and reinstalled the RPNVG monocular pod.
While it fits and works, the height difference in the eyepieces is not suitable. The PP-NVG pod sits too low.
Using The PP-NVG
The PP-NVG is great. It is like a GPNVG in that I can use Wilcox dovetail mounts. Here is a photo of my friend Houston trying out the PP-NVG when we were out testing BeezCombat thermal camouflage.
You might recall this image from the East Coast Night Shoot. The PP-NVG setup is self-contained and it ran flawlessly all night in Ohio. I have not been tracking the hours I have used the PP-NVG but I think I am still on the second CR123 battery and I have been using these for a while now.
Photo by Ted Colegrove
PP-NVG Thermal Fusion
After helping a local friend with some depredation problems, I realized the PP-NVG could be beneficial. When we were driving around looking for coyotes and beavers, I was driving with a bridge thermal setup. I had a MUM-14 bridged with a SKEETIR-L. That way I could drive lights out around the property with night vision but scan for possible targets out my side window which was rolled down. This worked but I could only look in one direction at a time. I had to swivel my head back and forth so I didn’t drive off the dirt roads.
Well, here is a mock-up I came up with to bridge thermal with the PP-NVG.
I performed a functionality test and it works. When worn, I have my head facing the A-pillar. I can glance with my right eye to look out the far pod in the PP-NVG monocular which is pointed down the road. Then I just need to glance back to the left to look through the thermal out the side window. No need to turn my head anymore.
I showed Thomas what I wanted to do and he came up with this adapter. The eye relief of the SKEETIR-L is rather shallow so that is why it sits so far back. The PP-NVG eyepiece is very forgiving so it does not need to sit so close to my eye.
What Does The Future Hold For The PP-NVG?
How well does the Panning Panos work? It works but just like panobridge monoculars, I find the setup a cute gimmick. I much prefer keeping the ANVIS10 pods in the parallel orientation rather than sacrificing the image quality for a bit more FOV. The PP-NVG prototype is functional but it has some minor issues. For simplicity, the adapters are mirror images of themselves. Due to print orientation reasons, the dovetail for the ANVIS10 pods is printed in a different orientation and is bolted to the RPNVG bridge adapters. They have a tendency to spin a little bit. I want to redesign the PP-NVG adapters so they are a solid piece and have them printed in MJF like the Noisefighters Panobridge. Maybe one day I can get them machined out of Delrin.
For now, they work and they work well enough. Thanks Thomas for all your help. […]
There’s still time to do holiday shopping, but if you’re the last-second type who leaves everything down to the wire — and also likes to give the worst gifts imaginable, NFL Shop has you covered.
The NFL will license almost anything imaginable to anyone who will pony up the cash. It leads to some absolutely horrific finds in the bowels of the clearance section and beyond. So, if you want to ruin the holidays here are our picks for the best gifts you can give someone who will open the box with sheer, unadulterated disappointment.
The most astonishing part of this is that almost every team is sold out right now. Only four exist currently, the Browns, Panthers, Jaguars and Patriots. That means there are 28 fanbases who saw these for $14.99 and said “I have to complete my car with logo valve stem covers.” Maybe the NFL is right that people will buy anything with team branding.
The marvelous thing about NFL Shop is that there’s absolutely no circumstance where something is thrown out. For example, somewhere in America there are cases of old beverage napkins from the Super Bowl in 2019. They’re kind of faded, ugly, and on special for 99 cents!
I’ve grown to appreciate socks as a holiday gift, but no kid likes socks as a gift. Furthermore, no child who supports the Colts would want socks with Carson Wentz on them. I can’t believe they’re still trying to sell these for $8.99. I get wanting to recoup costs, but at some point you’ve gotta just take the L.
Sometimes team abbreviations are just too perfect. If I rode a motorcycle I’d definitely get a sticker that said “CAR” on it to adorn my back fender.
Gurley hasn’t played for the Rams since 2019. He’s been out of the league since 2020. I’m sure there are some huge Todd Gurley fans out there, but not enough to save this Lego ripoff from hitting the clearance section. No child wants this. If they wanted a big, blocky Todd Gurley they’d just build him in Minecraft.
I think tie dye is the perfect medium to honor Baker Mayfield. It’s sloppy, messy, never looks good, and is more trouble than it’s worth.
If this is where you land when a loved one tells you they’d like jewelry for Christmas, stop. Just stop. Reassess your life choices and never attempt to purchase these for anyone.
There are an astonishing number of Star Wars crossover car stickers around the league, but easily the funniest is Yoda being a Falcons fan. Not only is he clearly accompanied by Sith colors, but it’s just such a weird choice. Actually, this kinda goes hard for all the wrong reasons… maybe this one is okay.
This isn’t just a bad gift, it’s a gift you give to someone you actively hate. There is absolutely no reason this product should exist for sale at all, and it’s unquestionably the worst thing on NFL Shop by a mile.
With the move to a 17 game regular season the chart is pointless now. It comes with a bunch of player labels, including a lot of guys who are out of the league. Many of the players who still are in the NFL have changed teams, and this all makes for the worst package imaginable.
I cannot fathom anyone who would ever thing about buying this, even for their most hated enemy. This item is cursed. […]
Major announcement?! Who doesn’t love a major announcement? This week the world was promised huge, earth-shattering news from former President Donald Trump and on Thursday he delivered with … a shitty set of $99 digital trading cards. MERRY GRIFTSMAS AMERICA!
You better act fast, because you absolutely don’t want to miss out on these bad boys to set as your phone background, adorn a school folder, or print them on fabric to run up the flagpole to replace your American flag.
These are such iconic images as “Trump the cowboy,” “Trump as an astronaut,” “Football Trump,” or “Texas NASCAR Donald Trump.”
For $99 you get a randomly generated and minted Trump NFT trading card. The creators are saying there are only 45,000 being created — but know that if you try and sell these on the secondary market they’ll immediately lose 10% off the top with every single sale, according to the cards’ site.
“On each secondary sale of a Trump Digital Trading Card, there will be a 10% royalty on the sale price that will be paid back to the creator.”
It’s the holiday season and everyone is spending money on each other, but that doesn’t mean you should just flush $99 down the toilet on a pointless NFT in a tanking market that has absolutely no appreciable value. Here are much better uses of $99 in the trading card space that exist right now, and you’re free to do with them as you please.
Enjoy the nostalgia!
Who knew there were bullriding cards?! I didn’t. Enjoy these real cowboys at their craft.
Who wouldn’t want to say they’re the owner of a complete collection of Richard Petty trading cards?
This is legitimately cool to put in an office, on a bookshelf, or wherever.
Any Steelers fan would love this.
You get 10 cards for less than one Trump NFT.
Look at that art! Shaq is an Animorph!
Okay, these aren’t cards, I know — but neither are NFTs. At least you can stick these on your walls.
Another actual Cowboy, and this one is graded!
Here’s another card that’s at a discount, and would be super cool mounted in a frame in your office or rec room with other memorabilia. […]
Be careful, everyone. PurdyMania has begun.
San Francisco 49ers QB Brock Purdy answered just about every question that people had, throwing two TDs and going 16-21 in the Niners 35-7 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Purdy looked confident, decisive, and delivered passes with accuracy.
PurdyMania is here, and it’s real, brother.
However, the biggest takeaway from watching the Purdy-led Niners is that nothing changed.
Not a single thing changed about the Niners offense. Around the same amount of pistol, same usage of the players. Same Kyle Shanahan scheme.
The 49ers have built their team, especially their offense, not to be QB-proof. No offense is can be truly great without an at least league-average QB playing. However, what the Niners are doing is using their playcalling, playmakers and protection to ensure that the margin for error for any QB that plays in the offense is extremely wide.
The 49ers are an absolute PROBLEM to defend. Not just because they have world class players at very important positions, it’s because of how Shanahan deploys these world class players, and causes problems for opposing defenses.
Against the Buccaneers, who want to create pressure using sub package looks (nickel, dime), the Niners kept the Bucs defense in their base and made Purdy’s life easier. This is an incompletion, but a good look at what the process is for the Niners. They start in 2 back personnel with 1 tight end (21), with both backs in the backfield. Then they motion RB Christian McCaffrey out to receiver. Then they pull WR Deebo Samuel in motion behind Purdy and at at the snap, there are four people who can go into this concept. The Bucs defense is pulled with the numbers to one side, opening up WR Brandon Aiyuk. This is what it means to create an offense that can execute good process regardless of QB.
When you have players who can takeover a game such as McCaffrey, George Kittle and Brandon Aiyuk, it makes the margin for error wider for QBs like Purdy, while also keeping the offense on course. The offense didn’t change because it doesn’t have to change. As long as the world class skill position players are playing then Kyle Shanahan himself could get out there and play QB.
On Purdy’s first TD to Christian McCaffrey, the Niners used their players’ ability to be queens on the chessboard to make big plays. The Niners run Y Cross, an Air Raid staple that has a receiver run a go route to one side, a slot receiver run a short route, like an out, then a crossing route coming from across the field. However, the Niners have Christian McCaffrey run the go, and George Kittle is in the backfield as a pass blocker.
So, to recap: a RB is running the go route, and the Y isn’t even crossing. He’s pass blocking. Just insane stuff from Shanahan, and an easy TD for Purdy. The corner to that side, Jamel Dean, isn’t even thinking that this is going to be a go route, but an in breaker. Unfortunately for him, it was a go, and a TD for San Francisco.
Going forward, Purdy will more than likely be tasked to make throws that could cause him problems. Every QB is going to, especially now that teams have film on him. However, the Niners are built to continue to be the second best team in the NFC because they have the Jimmies, Joes and Kyles to let PurdyMania run wild. […]