The NFL invited all 32 teams to a workout this weekend featuring none other than Colin Kaepernick. With the amount of scrub that's starting around the NFL at QB (and backing up for that matter), some teams could use him immediately. While I stand behind the fact that pretty much half of the entire NFL should be at this damn workout, here are four teams where he could make an immediate impact:
Mitch Trubisky is not great and plays with absolutely zero confidence. You can argue that with me all you want, but you can literally see it in his face. I don't think he's absolutely terrible, but having some legit competition -- Chase Daniel doesn't count as 'legit competition' -- could be good for Mitch.
Jeff Driskel started a real live NFL game last week, in 2019. That right there should be reason enough to give Kaepernick a chance, anywhere. Matthew Stafford could end up being fine, but just in case there's a setback, Kaepernick is clearly a better option than Jeff Driskel.
With Cam Newton out indefinitely, Kyle Allen is doing a pretty good job, but that can't be the long-term option there. Even sitting the remainder of the season and getting a chance next year would be a step in the right direction.
With Joe Flacco out after being murdered by his offensive line once again, the Broncos are forced to start Brandon Allen until Drew Lock is ready. But what if he's not a good option either?
Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield stormed out of his media session on Wednesday after snapping at a reporter. So many people hated on him for this (as usual), but he had good reason to do so. Here's the video:
Two things. 1) This would have an entirely different reaction from everyone if the Browns were winning and/or they lived up to their offseason hype. 2) This was an extremely dumb question, and while I don't necessarily agree with storming out of the press room, I can't say that I wouldn't do the same thing in his position if asked something like this.
I'm not going to get into the reporter's reputation or anything (although plenty of my Browns buddies have let me know he hasn't been the kindest in regards to Baker -- he was the one who threatened to retire if the Browns drafted him, after all), but I think Baker's reaction is more in response to the reporter and his particular question, rather than his ability to play the game or react after it. Does that make sense? Combined with the season's struggles, his team (and himself) not living up to everyone's hype -- that's gotta be hard on the guy.
It's not a secret that I love players who keep it real and like to sound off every once in a while. They're not robots, and to show their human side every now and then is quite refreshing. Cleveland has been so dull on the field and off for the past twenty-ish years, it's about time they had someone who cares this much about the team.
Another NFL trade deadline has come and gone, and man did we go through it. Amid some rumors, some floaters, and some flat-out "PLEASE TRADE ME" pleas, it's still hard to tell who has won or lost said trades at this point, but we can guess.
These are my top 4 favorite trades this "Deadline-SZN (that a thing?)" --
Marcus Peters to Baltimore - People killed me for this shit on Twitter, and then I went on to eat my own words when he picked off Russell Wilson last week. I still think his strong suit isn't tackling, but it doesn't hurt to stay on the path he's on. Pick off Tom Brady this week and I'm sold and I'll forgive him for every missed tackle ever.
Jalen Ramsey to Los Angeles - This was probably the biggest name so far, and the one that was probably most expected. Ramsey was fed up in Jacksonville for a long time, and it was just about which team was willing to bite the hardest. The Rams won the sweepstakes, and got a player who improves whichever roster he's on, period. LA gave up a lot, but it'll most likely be worth it.
Mohamed Sanu to New England - Anyone who actively makes the Patriots better is on my shit list. The Patriots are winning the Super Bowl this year, and Sanu is pretty much guaranteed to catch a touchdown against the team he once blew a 15-point lead against. After losing Antonio Brown and Josh Gordon, Sanu is more than an okay replacement.
Emmanuel Sanders to San Fran - Denver is also on my shit list, just for being them. Sanders already scored a touchdown with the Niners, and I'm sure he'll have plenty more, since the 49ers are actually good and do the right things unlike his previous team who can't get their shit together and yes I'm still mad about it why do you ask?
Other latest trades: Austin Corbett to Rams, Michael Bennett to Dallas, Kenyan Drake to Cardinals, Leonard Williams to the G-Men, Aqib Talib to Miami, Gareon Conley to the Texans.
The first quarter of the NFL has come and gone, and your team probably sucks. Here are my top 5 plays from Week 4, that did not suck.
nick chubb smoked the ravens for 88 yards -
The Cleveland Browns needed this win as bad as anybody. Nick Chubb's run gave the Browns a 17-10 lead in the third, and this was the nail in the coffin for the Ravens' defense, who had just a terrible day. And of course I picked the one with Celine Dion.
Gardner minshew showed (again) that he means business -
It figures this is how the Jacksonville Jaguars find their quarterback -- by accident.
cmc's crazy catch -
I can't think of many other players that can do this, and do it well. Cam Newton may be down for the count right now, but with Christian McCaffrey on the field, they'll always have somewhat of a chance, right?
Matt Stafford had himself a day -
I have, admittedly, been on the Kenny Golladay train for a while, and this is why.
let yourself go into the light -
Just let yourself do it.
It's fine to say the Cleveland Browns, and more specifically, Baker Mayfield, didn't live up to their hype the first three weeks of the season. But that wasn't exactly true come Week Four.
Love em or hate em, the Browns came into Baltimore and put up 40 points. That's just a fact. Baltimore historically has always been a tough team to play at home, and also always has seemed to have the upper hand when it comes to the AFC North. I'm not saying the Browns are a complete lock to win said division, but it sure gives them hope. That offense that was talked about so loudly for the entire summer, seems to have clicked.
Highly touted Mayfield threw for almost 350 yards and was able to utilize Nick Chubb and Jarvis Landry better than he's had all season thus far. Odell Beckham Jr. was pretty much shut down by Ravens CB Marlon Humphrey, so he didn't have much of a stat sheet -- and it didn't matter. The ability to put up 40 without the help of a player like Beckham is an honor itself.
Not that the Ravens aren't a good defense (jury is still out), but Cleveland has some great defenses on their schedule in the next few weeks, and this is a good start to get back on track and keep it rolling.
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