If you give credence to all the QB rumors in this social media driven hot take/ clickbait culture then the Chicago Bears are going to have 14 veteran QBs at camp this year. And the latest is they are going to trade Khalil Mack for the #1 or #2 pick and draft another QB.
Rumors ... ie internet Jackwagons who just make stuff up.
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"It doesn't have to be difficult to be cool" - Mitch Towne
"A great musician can bring tears to your eyes!!! So can a auto Mechanic." - Stokes Hunt
My main interest in the XFL at this point is how it might affect the NFL. Will any XFL formatting—like its kickoff—get adopted by the NFL?
I watched a little bit of one game last weekend. While I doubt that any of the XFL players are good enough to warm a bench in the NFL, their level of play was certainly better than that of an average college team.
I doubt I'll watch much of the inaugural season, but I'll probably land on a game once or twice more while channel surfing.
Cardinals acquired WR DeAndre Hopkins and a fourth-round pick from the Texans in exchange for RB David Johnson and a second-round pick.
Staggering, stupefying. Bill O'Brien's foolish loss is the Cardinals' immense gain. Hopkins had a "down" 2019 as he caught "only" 104 balls for 1,165 yards and seven touchdowns, but there was quite literally zero evidence he had lost a step. The best body control receiver in the entire NFL still does not turn 28 until June. It's a grievous misstep for Houston and gift of a lifetime for Kyler Murray, who lacked consistent weapons as a rookie. As was the case with Hopkins and Deshaun Watson, he should work beautifully with Murray when the sophomore is outside the pocket. Murray also has the cannon necessary to find Hopkins down the sideline from the pocket. Even with the change of scenery, Hopkins remains a locked-in, top-three WR1. Bill O'Brien, call your attorney.
Wow. Houston front office should be fired.
Austin Hooper going to Cleveland as well, apparently....because they deeeeefinitely needed more receiving talent...
Should be an interesting season. Hopefully the health scare is gone and we'll have some very excited fan bases.
I wonder if there was something amiss with Deandre Hopkins. I remember watching one game last year where he missed a couple of balls, but overall I believe he was one of, if not, the best receivers in the league. They really have made some scratch your head moves in recent history.
I don't know of a single Houston Texans fan, nor of anyone here that pays *any* attention to the team, that's happy with that trade nor BOB right now. They didn't even get a first round pick for him. You know, where they could have drafted a decent wide out.
The great thing about music is that there's always something to learn. The frustrating thing about music is that there's always something to learn!
Shades of 2005, when they picked Aaron Rodgers while Brett Favre still had a few good years left in him. Love will have a similar chance to watch one of the all-time greats in action before he gets his shot. I hope history repeats with a favorable outcome but with a smoother transition this time.
Of course for the near future, it's being seen as squandering a first round pick on a backup position. After reaching the NFC Championship last year, Green Bay has a realistic shot at reaching the Super Bowl this year (providing of course that the pandemic will wane and that there will be a 2020 season). A first round receiver could have gone a long way toward providing Rodgers with another solid target.
As I mentioned in the NBA thread, I've been enjoying good sports video content despite the fact that sports are having a time out due to the pandemic.
Here's a don't miss series for Packers fans, which also may be of interest to those who want to learn more about the early days of the NFL and discover why Green Bay managed to survive the lean times when all other small community teams were weeded out of the league:
I'm still enjoying the Packers Legacy Documentary Series, as a new episode is released each week, one for each decade.
In the most recent episode, I discovered that Green Bay passed on Joe Montana in both the second and third rounds of the 1979 draft. Who was the guy declined to pick the future Hall of Famer? None other than Packers quarterback legend (and then head coach) Bart Starr!
Starr also picked Rich Campbell over Ronnie Lott two years later.
I have so many find memories of watching him year after year in the 70s growing up. We would hike to the local Sunoco gas station to beg for player cards hoping to score a Bob Griese or a Larry Csonka.
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