The executive explained it this way: Everything in the interview was, ‘Yes, sir. No, sir.’ His answers were detailed and unrehearsed. He’s the real deal in every possible way.
How impressed was he? This executive thinks Barkley goes first overall to Cleveland.
One thing I’ve been hearing from team sources around the league is that they think the first round of the draft won’t feature much drama in terms of trades.
There’s a lot of trade talk right now between franchises, but in the end, these sources say, the trading will be minimal. The reason? They don’t see these quarterbacks as valuable enough to make big moves.
There is some buzz out there among team sources I’ve spoken to that this is the season we see Winston finally break out. I heard some of that last year but not to the extent I am this offseason.
The unforced errors are the big thing with Winston, and there was some positive momentum on them last season. His interceptions per game went from 0.94 in 2015 to 1.13 in 2016 to 0.85 in 2017, while his completion percentage increased from 58.3 to 60.8 to 63.8.
Beyond that, we also get the standard Cowboys and Lions home games, with Detroit and Dallas hosting divisional opponents in Chicago and Washington. It’s a divisional feast!
Revenge. Glorious revenge. What could possibly be more rewarding than vanquishing a foe by way of expert retaliation? We’re talking profound justice, baby!
With the release of the 2018 NFL schedule, we’re now privy to a host of matchups that offer the opportunity of glorious payback for teams and players with business to settle. Take this soap opera drama crossed with manly gridiron action and shoot it into in my veins.
It’s a bit obscured by history now, but the Falcons were probably one Julio Jones slip away from knocking off the eventual Super Bowl champion Eagles in their own building during the Divisional Playoffs. Let’s jump in the time machine, shall we?