The NFL free agency mambo

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Published on : March 15, 2017

 

NFL free agency has only been a few days but already the complete landscape of football has changed. Huge names have moved and found new homes while others have decided to hang up the cleats and retire. Millions are being tossed around and it’s a lot to process. Let ScoreBoredSports ease your weary brain with this helpful review of all the big transactions so far. Strap on your dancing shoes and let’s all do the free agency mambo.

 

WR Brandon Marshall to Giants

2 year/$12 million dollar deal saves Marshall from moving homes or facilities as he switches to the Giants. The former New York Jet will join Odell Beckham Junior in the receiving corps. Should make for a pretty solid unit.

 

WR Pierre Garçon to 49ers

This organization is totally rebuilding. They need offensive weapons. Garçon is nice possession receiver but it’s unsure who will be throwing him the ball. Got to start somewhere, though it looks like San Francisco overpaid.

 

 

OT Ricky Wagner and OL TJ Lang to Lions

Oh boy, the Lions add some beef upfront to help keep Stafford alive. As a fan, I love any effort to improve the o-line and help our lackluster running game.

 

TE Dwayne Allen to Pats

This was a trade with the Colts where Allen and a 6th round pick went to New England for only a 4th round pick. Seems like a small price tag for a guy that will blossom under Brady. But that’s what the Pats do.

 

RB Mike Tolbert to Bills

Mike packs his bags and leaves the Panthers to join Shady McCoy and the other backs in Buffalo. This team loves to the run the ball so look for Tolbert to get the short yardage/goal line duties.

 

 

QB Brian Hoyer to 49ers

I expect the new heads of the organization to draft a QB but this will be their starter for the time being. Hoyer has flashed moments where it looks like he has all the tools for the job. This will be a tough test. Hopefully, they can add a few more pieces around him.

 

S Barry Church to Jags

Jacksonville focused on defense in last year’s draft and maybe those picks will pay off but they couldn’t stop anyone last season. Church is a vet who Jacksonville hopes can bring some leadership to the secondary.

 

WR DeSean Jackson to Bucs

DJax headed to Tampa where his skills should pair well with star WR Mike Evans. This could be a nasty duo. This team has playoff sleeper written all over it.

 

 

K Steve Hauschka to Bills

Hey, kickers matter and Steve is one of the best. The long time Seahawk is bringing his talents to north beach. This is a good pick up for any team.

 

WR Kenny Britt to Browns

Get that money Kenny, but it sucks to be on Cleveland. This team needs tons of help and they don’t seem close to an answer. Would love to be wrong.

 

CB AJ Bouye to Jags

Jacksonville continues to invest on the defensive side of the ball with the splashy signing one of the top cornerbacks available, but they paid for it. 5 year/$67 million.

 

 

WR Alshon Jeffery to Eagles

Philly adds a big time target for a 1 year/$14 million deal. This is all about fit. That’s why the contract was only for a season. If Jeffery soars, expect a huge offer next year.

 

CB Logan Ryan to Titans

The other top defensive back on the market lands in Tennessee. This is another team that is quietly building a real competitor.

 

DE Julius Peppers to Panthers

Homecoming. I love when a player gets a chance to head back to his old team for another tour. Fans bust out their old jerseys and we all have fun.

 

 

WR Terrelle Pryor to Washington

1 year/$8 million and suddenly you are QB Kirk Cousin’s new favorite target. He will replace Jackson and keep the passing attack rolling in the Capitol.

 

TE Martellus Bennett to Packers

Just what Aaron Rodgers needs, a Super Bowl winning-mega talent. Ugh. The only worse headlines are from the real news.

 

WR Brandin Cooks to Pats

God damn it. How do they keep reloading so fast? It’s almost like every player in the league wants to play there and win one of those fancy trophies. New England sent their 1st and 3rd round draft picks to New Orleans for Cooks and a 4th rounder.

 

 

TE Lance Kendricks to Packers

Looks like Green Bay is following the Pats model of the two TE sets as they add another big body pass catcher.

 

WR Kendall Wright to Bears

Chicago needed to do something after losing top wide out Jeffery. Wright becomes the go-t0 guy in the Windy City. The real question is, with Jay Cutler gone, who is throwing the ball?

 

QB Nick Foles to Eagles

Another reunion. Foles will presumedly be the number two quarterback behind Wentz, who just finished his rookie year. Foles should be considered a top tier backup. Someone who is ready to start and win in the event of an injury.

 

 

RB Eddie Lacy to Seahawks

The big back joins Seattle on a 1 year/$5 million deal with $3 mil fully guaranteed. His weight is an issue. Some reports have him at 267 lbs. That’s heavy for a running back. The hope is he becomes the new Marshawn Lynch but that may be unrealistic.

 

QB Mike Glennon to Bears

Chicago has finally cut ties with Jay Cutler and they need a new signal caller. Glennon may not set Chicago on fire but he is young, 6’6″ and has experience. Not a sexy signing but the free agency market for QB’s is slim.

 

Some big names are still available. Guys like Dont’a Hightower, Adrian Peterson and Colin Kaepernick are still looking for a team. The NFL draft is a month away so we can expect to see some more action in the coming days. But most of the high profile talent is already off the board. This is such an exciting time for football. I can’t wait for the season opener.

 

Show me the money.

 

 


Are the Cleveland Browns Headed for 0-16?

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Published on : November 17, 2016

 

 

Oh no, Cleveland! Is another team going to end the season 0-16? I sure hope not. Not only is it bad for the NFL but it’s a terrible a fate for any franchise to suffer. The 2008 Detroit Lions went 0-16 and it was brutal. At home games, most of the fans wore brown paper bags on their heads to hide their identity from the tv cameras. Dark days indeed. Currently, the Cleveland Browns are 0-10 and are staring down the barrel of making history in all the wrong ways. Let’s breakdown the reasons for and against the Browns going winless.

 

The Browns will win a game

The saying is “any given Sunday” and as corny as it sounds, it’s true. Any pro team can get caught off guard and lose to a crew that’s worse than them. All it takes is a little mojo. A blocked kick, a gadget play, a big stop and suddenly, the little guy has all the energy. Losing every game is hard. You need to find new ways to lose. Those 2008 Lions were creative, they created failure out of thin air. It is an art, truly.

 

 

6 games is plenty of opportunity to pull an upset. There is talent on the roster. 1st round pick, Corey Coleman is finally healthy and looking to break a few big plays. Terrelle Pryor has been their best weapon all year and currently has 627 receiving yards, has taken some hand offs and even played a little QB. Running back Isaiah Crowell is averaging 4.6 yards a carry and can help move the chains. Just one player needs to get hot, in just one lucky game to avoid going 0-fer.

 

The Browns will go winless

Their QB situation is a joke. They have had 6 different signal callers so far and have rookie Cody Kessler running the show, for now. Remember when they thought RGIII was the answer? Woof.

 

None of these personnel issues really matter because it all comes down to the schedule. Even though Cleveland is playing at home 4 of the next 6 games, it doesn’t look great moving forward. Let’s breakdown each of their remaining matchups.

 

Week 11 – Pittsburgh Steelers

Steelers have lost 4 in a row but are still in the division race. They need this game and will play like it.

Week 12 – New York Giants

Giants have a winning record and are playing their best football recently. Browns have no answer for OBJ.

Week 13 – Cincinnati Bengals

Bengals won the first meeting 31-17 last month and nothing has changed since then.

Week 14 – at Buffalo Bills

Playing in Buffalo, outdoors, mid-December, against that defense? Nope, nope, nope.

Week 15 – San Diego Chargers

The Chargers have scored the second most points. Cleveland can’t keep up.

Week 16 – at Pittsburgh Steelers

Only way the Browns stand a chance is if Roethlisberger and the starters sit out because they’ve already won the division.

 

I don’t see any wins in that stretch.

 

Verdict

 

The Browns will join the Lions as the only teams to go 0-16. Beyond the tough road ahead, the Browns have an identity crisis. Their defense is supposed to be their strong suit but the unit has given up a league leading 301 points through 10 games. Plus they have only scored 175 points. The worst differential in the NFL. I hate to say, those stats don’t bode well for securing a win anytime soon. At least Cleveland won’t be alone in the loser’s circle.

 

Who knows, maybe the Dawg Pound will turn it around and rip off two or three W’s or maybe they completely fall apart and earn that #1 overall draft pick the sad way. Or maybe more and more teams will go winless as the middle class drops out of the NFL. I never root for Ohio but everyone deserves at least one victory.

 

Defeated.

 

 


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