Welp. We have officially reached *that* point of the offseason, eh?
You know, when the hope and the hype tend to reach unhealthy extremes. It’s natural for optimism to reign this time of year and, holy, Davante Adams and Tyreek Hill did not hold back.
In comparing Derek Carr to Aaron Rodgers, the new Raiders wide receiver said, “As far as talent and ability, it’s really similar if I’m keeping it real.” Then, Hill ramped it up a notch on his new podcast. The new Dolphins receiver said Tua Tagovailoa is more accurate than Patrick Mahomes. “As far as accuracy-wise, I’m going with Tua all day,” he said.
Honestly, I don’t have any problem with this. What are they supposed to say? It’s smart to build up your quarterback, especially in Miami where Tagovailoa is trying to get his confidence back.
But, let’s have some fun. Unleash your wildest NFL opinion below.
Nothing is too far.
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A team will spend crazy money and draft capital to trade for you if you have been accused of multiple sexual assaults.
Proof that as long as you don't kneel for the national anthem, you can do just about anything you want if you are an elite QB
Since the Browns decided to try and Stick it to the NFL by only paying Watson 1 Million dollars in Season 1 and the rest of the 230 million over the life of the contract, can the NFL decide to try and stick it to the Browns by suspending Watson in Season 2 vs 1. This would throw the Franchise into a bad spot but maybe make an example out of the Browns, that you should not try and take advantage of the very League that you are part of.
Not only is Brandon Beane much more responsible for Buffalo's turnaround than Sean McDermott, but McDermott isn't even in the top 5 most important individuals in making the turnaround happen
John Elway is not a Hall of Famer. In fact, he was statistically mediocre for his era. Adjusting for his awful supporting cast and bad coaching, he was very good. But far from Hall of Fame. And definitely not Mt. Rushmore of QB-level.
Drew Lock will be a super star. Borderline HOF. Hoping Pack trades J-Lo for Lock.
In the end, the Deshaun Watson trade will go down in history as the worst trade ever. Similar to the Herschal Walker trade, people will be talking about it 20 yrs later.
A person with half a brain joins the Browns front office, pushes the dimwits aside, gets the Deshaun contract voided for cause, fires Stefanski and hires Sean Payton, sends Payton and Mayfield on a 3 day retreat and they come back all smiles, goes into deep background discovery on the Texans and finds enough dirt to get the Deshaun trade voided. The Browns get their draft capital back, win games in 2022. Ownership and management are put in a rubber dinghy at the pier and sent off toward the Ontario side of the lake.
Eli Manning is the most under-appreciated QB ever. He would be a sure fire Hall of Famer if he had a different last name. Eli played the first half of his career with a coach who prioritized defense, controlling the line of scrimmage, and minimizing turnovers, and the second half of his career with just awful teams, highlighted by putrid offensive line play. His 2 Super Bow MVP’s aside, If Eli played his career in a domed stadium with a coach and GM who built their team around his passing attack, he would’ve put up career numbers more similar to his brother. The Daniel Jones years have made Giants fans much more appreciative of what they had.
Barry Sanders was possibly, the most talented "running" back, in football history...and he was also a terrible "running back".
Some of us are old enough to have seen him live, in his prime, but younger fans have certainly seen the highlights. How many times did he break multiple tackle attempts, and completely elude other defenders on his way to a spectacular long gain...but how many times, when his team needed 2 yards, and created a hole for at least that much, did he dance around, trying to find something more, only to get trapped in the backfield?
Barry Sanders was incredibly gifted, and would have probably been the best return man of all time, but as a running back, he cost his team games. Admittedly, he also won games for his team, that they would not have won without him, but he probably cost his team more games than anyone realizes, based solely on his unwillingness, to run plays the way they were designed to be run.
I realize this is an unpopular opinion, but it's one I've had for a while, so I thought I'd share.
Aaron Jones will lead the Packers in receiving yards unless Bobby Tonyan is ready week 1. If Tonyan is ready, he leads the Pack in receiving yards.
I like touchdowns