Still, the Titans possess some elements that could make this a game. Derrick Morgan, Brian Orakpo, Jurrell Casey and Erik Walden are largely unheralded, yet form a quartet of pass rushers that could generate the type of pocket pressure that’s key to beating Brady. RB Derrick Henry and a mauling offensive line could crack a Patriots defense that allowed more yards than all but three teams in 2017. And mobile quarterbacks like Alex Smith and Cam Newton were hugely responsible for two of New England’s three losses this season. Marcus Mariota fits that mold, too, but he and the Titans can’t afford to fall into a deficit that forces them to stray from a balanced approach.
While Hundley struggled, the Packers had only 19 called run plays in what was just a two-score game through three quarters. McCarthy has been spoiled with Rodgers, who has covered up many of McCarthy’s deficiencies as a play caller. Without Rodgers to create plays out of nothing, those shortcomings are painfully obvious as the Packers were shut out for the second time in a season for the first time since 2006 — McCarthy’s first season as the team’s head coach.
It’s simple to see that in terms of winning basketball games, the Thunder are far and away the better choice for Paul. He has guaranteed future there with Westbrook and a solid organization to call home. But he just can’t hide the glimmer in his eye when asked about the Lakers.
We’re not used to a player being this brutally open and honest and his free agency desires. Most players try to hide their feelings a bit more, but George has made it clear he’s weighing every single option and he cannot stop thinking about Los Angeles.
My advice to Thunder and Lakers fans is to buckle up. You’re in for a long six months.
Thomas showed he could make plays with or without James and Kevin Love on the court. That’s something the Cavaliers couldn’t really afford to do last season with Irving, as great as he was for them.
Ever since making the NFC championship in 2015, the (BLANK) have sleepwalked through two mediocre seasons, and it’s clear their starting quarterback’s time is almost up. With all that uncertainty, now is the right time to bring in a quarterback who produced almost 13,000 yards of total offense with 116 total TDs. Jackson can do that.
The Cardinals need to draft the Cardinals’ star quarterback. There is uncertainty around Bruce Arians future, but Palmer turns 38 next week. Even if the QB stays one more year, that would allow Jackson to develop as the quarterback of the future. He’s a playmaker in the mold of Michael Vick, and ignoring all that production would be foolish. It’s hard to pin a perfect landing spot for Jackson, but Arizona looks like the best fit for now.