Adam Schefter just dropped a bomb. First move by New York Jets head coach/GM Adam Gase is trade their starting middle linebacker to the Kansas City Chiefs. What for you may ask? After all, this is your starting middle linebacker, must have gotten a good haul.
Nah, they just got a 6th round pick. So, let’s put this into perspective…
Darron Lee last year was one of the stalwarts on a bad defense, being responsible for trying to keep the defense above water. Even though the defense finished as the 26th best in the NFL (aka 7th worst), the above image shows his performance grade. However, the below image will put the grade argument into perspective…
Vic Beasley is one of the better edge rushers in the NFL, and Khalil Mack was up for MVP. Darron Lee, in 2016, was horrible. However, he is now barely below Vic Beasley’s Super Bowl season. He is now on a team that will be making a run for the Super Bowl next year.
Talk about an upgrade.
But I hope you get a starter from that 6th round pick Adam, this is a great start to your dictatorship of the Jets.
After the Patriots beat the Chiefs in overtime to win the AFC Championship and punch their ticket to the Super Bowl, Kansas City fans and Patriot haters alike took to Twitter to voice their disgust about the NFL overtime rules. They were livid. “Both teams should get the ball!” “That’s not fair!” “My feelings are more important than how rational this rule actually is!”
If you don’t know, in an NFL overtime period, if the team that first possesses the ball scores a touchdown, the game is over. That is exactly what happened to Chiefs. As it turns out, Twitter was not as mad when the exact same thing happened to the Patriots the year before. Weird, Twitter is usually so consistent about that kind of stuff. The Chiefs even submitted a rule change proposal to be reviewed at the NFL Annual Meeting this past week:
Let’s break down the proposal point by point, shall we?
1. Allow both teams to possess the ball even if the first team scores a touchdown. This may be the pettiest rule proposal ever. Instead of taking the loss to the chin, the Chiefs want to change the rules of overtime entirely. The worst part is that Chiefs fans will defend them on this.
2. No more overtime for preseason games. Didn’t know this was an issue, but fine. The games don’t matter anyway.
3. Eliminate the overtime coin toss so that the team that won the first coin toss at the beginning of the game automatically wins it again at the beginning of overtime. This one really made me laugh. Can you guess who won the coin toss at the beginning of the game? Can you guess who didn’t win the coin toss before overtime and lost?
This is just so ridiculous and I am glad the NFL shot it down. It also amazes me that the Chiefs are blaming the loss on the coin toss and not their god awful defense or Andy Reid’s inability to use timeouts intelligently.
Probably the most advanced “take your ball and go home” move I have ever seen.
Fine, I’ll say it. I’m an idiot. I picked the Colts and the Chargers, which is why I tend to write only about baseball or WWE. But hey, who cares. I lost 2 bets last week, so I’m due. That’s how it works, right? Probably, who knows but I have 2 LOCKS for this week so stay tuned.
This will be the game of the day, I promise. The Saints are -3.5 and I’d put money on the Saints moneyline, the Rams +3.5, and the under 56.5. The Saints and Rams played one another in week 9, with the Saints winning 45-35. The biggest take away from that game is how Michael Thomas ran all over the Rams DB’s and how Sean Peyton almost made Marcus Peters cry like a lil bitch. This game will be a running game and I think it truly comes down to which team has the better backs which is the Saints right now. Sean Peyton and Drew Brees are 6-0 in the dome, so they have magic on their side too. I think Kamara and Ingram take over the game and the Saints have 3-4 drives like they did against the Eagles in the 3rd quarter last week, where they took 9 minutes to march the field. If the Saints do they, if they control the clock by having an effective run, I think the Saints win. If it comes down to a fast paced passing game, the advantage has to go to the Rams solely to due to the fact that the Saints D is skeptical at best. With the Rams, yeah they’re facing the best QB of all time in Brees, but their D has shown time and time again that they are consistent. I’ll take the Saints 24-21.
This game is going to be boring, here’s why. Belichick knows how to win in January and he will own this game from the first snap. He is going to slow the game down tremendously by just feeding Sonny Michel and James White. The Chiefs are -3 and the over/under is 56. I would take Patriots +3 and the under 56. Bill will run his game and his D will key on Mahomes and he just won’t be able to do his normal strut. They played already this season, granted it was early, but the Patriots won 43-40. I do not think this game will be anywhere close to as fun as the first and the Patriots win 31-10.