The Carolina Panthers are going to be a fun team to watch moving forward. They took the risky route and hired Baylor head coach Matt Rhule away from the collegiate scene. One that he is most familiar with, Rhule doubled that down by hiring a 31-year-old coordinator to manage the offense. Let’s not forget they almost immediately signed Teddy Bridgewater to a $63 million dollar deal to become the starting quarterback of an NFL franchise. That is something he hasn’t done since 2015 when he suffered a gruesome knee injury while playing for the Minnesota Vikings. Needless to say, this will be fun.
Matt Patricia seems like a lost cause as a head coach. Former star Damon “Snacks” Harrison has stated in the past that he couldn’t wait to just get out of Detroit because of Patricia. Darius Slay shared the same sentiment after he was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles. If it wasn’t for Patricia, I’d pick this team to take a huge next step.
The third UFC card in seven days and this never gets old. This card has some sleeper potential with a lot of young fighters. Rodrigo Nascimento, Dan Ige, Anthony Hernandez, and Marlon Vera all stand out. There’s a lot of fights with close lines, tipping us off to what should be a really competitive night. You may not recognize all the names but we are in for a good one.
Lamar Jackson took the league by storm last year with electricity. He won the MVP pretty handily after accounting for 43 total touchdowns, 1,200 rushing yards, and 3,127 passing yards. He embraced the city and they’ve embraced him back. The Ravens have their quarterback and star of the future, and they’ve surrounded him with talent. I expect this team to compete for the Super Bowl and win more than 11 games. Here are five bold predictions that I think will help make that happen.
Two UFC cards in five days? Sign me up. Dana White has gone all out and managed to land a card for a Wednesday ESPN+ event that looks to be stacked with recognizable talent. Much like UFC 249, this event will take place in Jacksonville, Florida at the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena. This card is headlined by legendary light heavyweight Glover Teixeira and recent title contender, Anthony Smith. I expect complete chaos throughout the card, shedding more positive light on the UFC as they continue to pump out entertainment.
Last season was an absolute disaster and Dan Snyder finally sent Bruce Allen packing. After firing Allen, Snyder told the entire interim coaching staff and some front office members to follow him out the door. During the coaching search, Allen had one guy in mind. A coach with great character and vision with ambition. That coach was Ron Rivera, who takes pride in coaching discipline football. I would expect the Redskins to improve in 2020.
Finally! We get an actual sporting event that you can bet on. At this point, I’m sure people are just excited to watch live sports action. These bouts will take place at Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. Dana White really spruced this card up with high-level talent. I think there are some really good underdog spots to attack from a sports betting angle. As always, there’s definitely value to be had within the fight props. Let’s get this UFC 249 preview started.
30% of the NFL is made up of undrafted free agents. The journey is just getting started for these guys. At this point, the mindset has to be that it doesn’t matter where you were drafted. You made it past the tough part, the part where you need to be given the opportunity. Now it’s time to showcase the skills that got you here. Continue reading →
What better way to welcome Mike McCarthy to Dallas than re-signing Amari Cooper? That could be a rhetorical question until you’ve provided McCarthy with an excellent draft. Despite the coaching transition, I would expect the Cowboys to remain competitive in the NFC and certainly be a division-winning contender. The way they attacked the 2020 draft has something to do with it.
Life without Tom Brady is so hard to imagine. As a football fan, it just doesn’t seem right. It’ll be interesting to see how Bill Belichick attacks the roster moving forward. Going into the draft the big question was surrounding Jarrett Stidham and whether they’d be willing to anoint him the starting quarterback of the New England Patriots. Based on the draft, it appears they have a plan or identity and they stuck to it. I discussed that plan or and identity below.
There always seems to be a plan with Eric DeCosta. I think a lot of that can be attributed to the great Ozzie Newsome. Newsome’s fingerprints continue to be all over the Ravens draft board, as evidence by their ability to target high character football players that have a professional floor. They find reliable players that’ll stick on their roster, and showcase their talent in late December when the injuries start to spike. The best draft class in 2020 goes to…the Ravens. Continue reading →
One thing is for sure, Kyle Smith and Ron Rivera had a plan. A plan that was made public to the fans. The plan was to add versatility and what Rivera refers to as position-less football players. I love that they stuck to their plan, even if I thought there were better players on the board. They’re trying to instill a culture and attitude that this organization has lacked for almost three decades. I think it’s already working.
Finding value on day three is key. Championship teams are built on day three. The last third of your roster is the most important part of the roster. We’ve heard it all, and it may sound cliché, but it is so true. Evaluators that are able to identify team contributors on day three tend to have more success. I bring to you the 50 best available prospects heading into day three.
Cole Kmet is a late entry tight end prospect that is looking to take advantage of the weak tight end class. Kmet is an exciting y-tight end that will look to make his money as a receiver. Thanks to his size, Kmet is an intriguing prospect with upside as both a receiver and a blocker. Continue reading →
Let me preface this by saying this is just one man’s opinion. I wish nothing but success for these players and enjoy evaluating every single one of them, good or bad. Every year we are stuck with players who we feel are overrated. Whether it’s the athletic profile or the logo on the helmet, someone catapults into the first round. Most of the time, there is consensus when we identify an overrated player. I’ve found two prospects that will be severely over drafted and two who will be severely under drafted, yet no one is talking about it.