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  1. I could see him getting a legit chance as a return man in preseason. If we have a preseason ...
  2. If they let Andre Roberts go ... if they let Isaiah McKenzie go, or if they keep him but want to save him more for the offense (or don't trust him not fumbling punts) ... maybe, just maybe, there's a chance Wade could see the field next year. I'd love to see it, not because I think he'd be better than those 2 guys, but just because.
  3. You mean Cleveland isn't a top ten market? 😀 That sure didn't take a lot of research. Look, the NBA can be frustrating ever since LeBron set the tone for "I'm moving on and finding my own Big 3 to play for someone else" thing. But there's a rough kind of parity in that the dominant teams change over the course of a year or three. Toronto a couple years ago. The Lakers were horrible before they got Anthony Davis; he may need achilles surgery before too long, and that may kill their chances again. Dallas, Denver, Portland - one of them may get hot and win it (I don't think Utah has the play
  4. It's the old "if you want a friend in politics, get a dog." Ted's wife's texts about planning a little getaway until power is restored leaked by a recipient of those texts! https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/18/us/politics/ted-cruz-storm-cancun.html?action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=Homepage Text messages sent from Ms. Cruz to friends and Houston neighbors on Wednesday revealed a hastily planned trip. Their house was “FREEZING,” as Ms. Cruz put it — and she proposed a getaway until Sunday. Ms. Cruz invited others to join them at the Ritz-Carlton in Cancún, where
  5. Chase Daniel - Chase Daniel - got 3 years/$13 million from the Lions last spring.
  6. I think that's probably right. I guess I see the predicament Indy is in - the team is ready to go to the next level, but their QB is gone and there's probably no realistic option for getting a real franchise guy like Watson - but it's still a little odd that they're taking a flyer on Wentz. Obviously they don't believe a career solid game manager of the Teddy Bridgewater ilk (not much upside, but not much downside) is sufficient to go to a Super Bowl. So they're going in the boom or bust direction. Stafford may have been a better fit but I guess they didn't want to mortgage the future. So
  7. Yeah, but people forget Tannehill was pretty good in his last year with the Dolphins. Odd to see a young QB plummet like Wentz, even with key offensive parts missing. Josh Freeman maybe?
  8. Oh, no argument there. Just as a general rule I tend to follow: every QB can have a lucky or "on" game or even a few games. But when your replacement takes over and (but for a short adjustment period) the offense loses nothing or even gets better over a decent sample size and against representative or better than typical opposition, I just have to wonder how critical the starting QB was to the offense's success.
  9. Oh, no doubt that's true. Wentz had a really good season. Bills fans will cringe, but Josh Allen's 2020 was kind of like Wentz's 2017. But after a kind of rough finish to the regular season, here's what Foles did in the playoffs: 238 yards passing 346 yards 374 in the Super Bowl in a 41-33 shootout The Eagles offense peaked with Foles at the helm, and against the best competition. Really unusual for that to happen with a journeyman backup.
  10. And those would be in the category of pretty good examples, wouldn't they ...
  11. The thing that kind of sticks with me about Wentz is this: that Eagles SB team was better with Nick Foles at QB. I kind of like to do the "with or without you" thing when evaluating a QB. When your backup - over a reasonable sample size - actually plays better than you did, well, what can you say about your value as a starter?
  12. It's a bit overdone, but it bears repeating at least one more time: Sam Darnold is still 23 years old. Joe Burrow is 24.
  13. Yeah, it's a gamble. They can, as I understand the contract, walk away after this year with a $24 million dead cap hit, which would put them in a big hole for 2022, after which they'd be back in business but with a lot of other big contracts coming due. So Reich had better hope that he can turn Wentz around or he's probably looking for a new job.
  14. Amazing. I think in retrospect those will be viewed as the years of the great QB drought. Colt McCoy is the only QB taken in the 2010 draft who is still playing, and barely at that.
  15. I disagree. Darnold doesn't carry that huge contract with him. I could easily see a team like the Broncos (assuming they can't pry Watson away) effectively trading down in the 1st round to give the Jets something like the 25th to 32nd overall for him.
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