Cowboys tried to trade up in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft to take Lynch, but couldn’t make the deal happen and instead “settled” for Prescott in Round 4. Things turned out OK for them then and they will again on Sunday.
Baltimore signed a quarterback without NFL experience, a guy who played most recently in the Arena Football League. Now, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said last week, no collusion. Although it is safe to say there are NFL owners who worry about signing Kaepernick and the message that would send..
“Shame on you Browns players who took a knee during National Anthem. I won support a team who condones this behavior. I support Black Lives Matter but to disrespect your country by taking a knee is childish and offensive. (Least favorite pick against the spread.)ATLANTA over CHICAGO, Sunday at noonSomething about this game stinks, but I am forgoing the gut and going strictly with logic. (Which doesn’t make sense, when you read later on about my logic on logic.) It has been seven months since the 28 3 debacle, and this is still a very good team capable of making another long run. And using logic (the theme of this week’s picks), the Dirty Birds should be licking their chops, waiting to get out there and clobber the mediocre (at best) Bears.
Of course not every accusation is true. The players might turn out to be innocent. (Well, not Mixon, who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and reached a civil settlement with the victim.) But most employers would nevertheless tread warily, no matter how much talent the prospective hire might bring.
The Bears’ slump of six seasons without reaching the playoffs has proved maddening. Only the Bills (17 seasons), Browns (14), Rams (12), Buccaneers (nine), Jaguars (nine) and Titans (eight) have been kept out of the postseason party longer. And while, here in April, no one is forecasting a sudden Bears resurgence, it’s natural for fans to expect significant signs of on field improvement soon, even with a challenging 2017 schedule awaiting..
OFFENSIVE LINES: The Texans gave up 10 sacks in their opener, while Dalton was sacked five times and under constant pressure two of his interceptions were tipped. Dalton was among the NFL’s most sacked quarterbacks last season, dropped 41 times. Neither team ran the ball much in the openers the Texans had 93 yards, the Bengals 77 leaving the quarterbacks in tough situations..
Are all good signs, of course, if not unexpected when a team buys in to a new coach pitch. But what ails Oregon is more than entitlement. As Taggart tries to rebuild fast and in a hurry, he do it with a depth chart for Game 1 that includes 33 freshmen or sophomores.