The NFL Season is just weeks away and it still feels so far out of reach. But the NFL knows exactly how to reel us in even when they won’t be giving us any football any time soon. Just today, they gave us just a little taste of the season to come and reminder of what we are missing. They have released the dates and locations for the upcoming training camps. Check it out below.
State Farm Stadium
Atlanta Falcons Training Facility
Flowery Branch, GA
Under Armour Performance Center
Owings Mills, MD
St. John Fisher College
Olivet Nazarene University
Paul Brown Stadium
Cleveland Browns Training Complex
Marriott Residence Inn
UCHealth Training Center
Detroit Lions Training Facility
Allen Park, MI
St. Norbert College
De Pere, WI
Houston Methodist Training Center
TIAA Bank Field
Missouri Western State University
St. Joseph, MO
Jack Hammett Sports Complex
Costa Mesa, CA
University of California, Irvine
Baptist Health Training Facility
TCO Performance Center
Quest Diagnostics Training Facility
East Rutherford, NJ
Atlantic Health Jets Training Center
Florham Park, NJ
New Orleans Saints Training Facility
Napa Valley Marriott
Saint Vincent College
SAP Performance Facility
Santa Clara, CA
Virginia Mason Athletic Center
AdventHealth Training Center
Saint Thomas Sports Park
Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center
Our Broncos will begin training on July 17, in Englewood, Colorado, at University of Colorado Health Training Center. Thankfully, we don’t have to wait as long to see Denver back in action. They will actually be playing the Falcons a week earlier than ever other team in the Hall of Fame preseason game.
Something that sticks out is that the Broncos all report on the same day. Veterans and Rookies. I don’t think they need a whole week like the Cardinals, but it would make sense to have the Rookies report a day or two before everyone else to help get their bearings in a new job and new city. Just my opinion.
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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.
This is a personal favorite headline from NFL Draft weekend. Every weekend dozens of brides-to-be head to Nashville, Tennessee, for one last hoorah before marrying their betrothed. Little did they know, their night of eating gummy penises and drinking from dick straws would be cut short by the people of Buffalo jumping through tables and country bumpkins in cheese hats. The reactions are perfect.
She’s BIG MAD. Turns out being super unoriginal can be detrimental to positive results. Who knew? Every boring bachelorette party ends up in Nashville somehow. Go somewhere where everyone doesn’t already hate you.
Imagine taking one weekend away from your fiance to wear matching annoying shirts, pretend to be important on a thirsty peddler and be a public nuisance only to be out-nuisanced by the biggest public nuisance of all, Philadelphia Eagles fans. Being surrounded by people who take football too seriously is not a break from your future husband at all. It’s just more of the same.
Speaking of the future husband, how did he not warn his bride-to-be about this? When she told him she was going to Nashville the last weekend of April, how did a switch not flip? Maybe they didn’t say anything, because it would be really funny for these women to experience the Fyre Fest. Judging from their attitudes in the video, they probably knew and just ignored it. Either way, their future husbands (or wives, it’s 2019) are walking into a shitstorm come Sunday.
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.
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LeBron James won his first championship with the Miami Heat against what team?
The team (answer from #1) that LeBron beat in his first championship had 3 future MVP’s on it. Name all 3.
Bill Self has been the head coach of Kansas for 16 years… How many NCAA Championships has Kansas won under him?
On Thursday, March 7, Antonio Brown was nearly traded from the Pittsburgh Steelers to what NFL franchise?
The Chicago Bears have finally decided on a new kicker with what hilarious name?
How many offensive coordinators has Marcus Mariota had since entering the NFL?
What former All-Star shortstop is the current owner of the Miami Marlins?
What American team has won the most Stanley Cups?
Who has scored the most goals in NHL history?
To weed out the Americans who think soccer is boring, name one team that has advanced to the 2019 UEFA Champions League quarterfinals.
With Case Keenum being traded to the Washington Redskins, who is now the starting quarterback of the Denver Broncos?
Where did Charles Barkley play his college basketball?
Who was the head basketball coach of Kentucky for their 1996 NCAA national championship?
True/False: Matt Stafford has more career passing yards than Troy Aikman.
Khloe Kardashian has dated five current and former NBA players. Can you name three of the five?
Oklahoma City Thunder
Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden
Detroit Red Wings
Tottenham Hotspur, Porto FC, Ajax Amsterdam, Manchester United
Rashad McCants, Lamar Odom, Rick Fox, James Harden, Tristan Thompson
Well, Joe Flacco has already won the quarterback competition in Denver a whole 4 days before he was allowed to officially sign. No surprise here. The Broncos love to overpay for new quarterback every year, each worse than the last.
So, instead of doing the smart thing and keeping a viable and experienced quarterback as a back up, the Broncos have decided to ship off Case Keenum. This is absolutely going to blow up in Elway’s face as they end up with another Brock Osweiler/Paxton Lynch situation.
With no idea how Alex Smith will play after coming back from his knee explosion, this was a no brainer for the Redskins. They had literally all of the injuries at quarterback last year and having 3 starters ready to go is more a necessity for them than anyone would have ever thought. And they barely gave up anything.
The Broncos-Redskins trade is as follows: Redskins receive: QB Case Keenum, Seventh round pick Broncos receive: Sixth round pick
No idea why Denver went for that, but at least they free up some cap space. I assume so they can overpay for Blake Bortles next offseason.
The Montreal Alouettes have released former Heisman Trophy winner and Cleveland Brown Johnny Manziel. The termination of his contract came at the direction of the Canadian Football League after it was discovered that Manziel broke the agreement he had with the CFL that made him eligible for the league.
First reported by Ian Rapoport with this tweet:
The CFL has already stated that they will not register a contract if any other CFL team would try to sign him. So what now for Johnny? He still has his podcast with Barstool Sports, Comeback SZN, and is surely going to return to the United States to explore football opportunities.
I just want him to know that he still has fans here. In fact, I will be rocking his neon orange #2 Browns jersey in Indianapolis this weekend for the NFL Combine. I want to watch him thrive in football again like he did in college. If only there was a professional team in Texas that plays competition similar to college teams…
Dare I say… time for a move to the AAF? I am sure the San Antonio Commanders would love to have him.