Welcome to the new, interactive Sunday Funday "column" (I hate when people call it that). Every Sunday, beginning at 9am EST I'll post 10ish headlines, stories, whatever that have been going around the NFL and elsewhere in the past week or so. At the top of the hour, every hour, all day. I'll start a tweet, maybe include a poll -- so this is the time to let your (un)solicited opinion shine! I'll post my thoughts on the situation here, and I want to hear yours for once! I'll post the best responses back on here, so check back. Here's your chance to argue in my mentions if you haven't already!
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1. Antonio Brown, slow down.
Antonio Brown has been going buck wild on social media, and frankly he needs a get back coach. I don't think this is an indicator of his future play for the Oakland Raiders, but you have to think they're worried about what will happen if he doesn't get what he wants there. I'm talking about Derek Carr. If he had problems with Ben Roethlisberger and getting the ball (aside from all the other drama), he's bound to have issues with Carr as well. He got what he wanted as far as the deal goes, he got out and all that, but what happens if he doesn't get the ball?
2. can jameis winston re-vamp his rep?
Tampa Bay Bucs QB Jameis Winston has done some stupid shit -- I'm not gonna go over all of it, but you know what I'm talking about. He has a chance to prove to the Bucs this year that he's changed and if he's done doing stupid shit. I think everyone should be given the opportunity to change -- you live and you learn and all that. I think he can do it if he has his head on straight, but does he? I think there's fair reason for doubt. Will he be the QB the Bucs thought he can be? Or will he do more stupid shit? Will distractions get in the way? Or is he just not good and it doesn't matter?
3. johnny comeback?
Johnny Manziel still wants to play in the NFL, but he's been shunned from both the CFL and the now-tainted AAF, so will he ever show his face in the NFL again? Maybe he should go the Tim Tebow route and go play baseball? I'm not saying 100% no, because crazier things have happened (and teams would rather sign someone with multiple fuck-ups than someone who peacefully protests police brutality, for just a little example), but I think someone would have done it already. Teams are desperate but not that desperate.
4. demarcus lawrence is underrated. that is all.
The Dallas Cowboys locked up DeMarcus Lawrence this past week, with a five-year, $105 million deal and $65 million guaranteed. They were smart to do so -- I think he's one of the most underrated defensive players in the entire NFL. 25 sacks, six forced fumbles and two interceptions (not his job) in just two seasons is literally insane.
5. Why does dwyane hASKINS' draft stock seem to be falling?
I'm admittedly not a "Draft Guru" and don't pretend to be one, so I don't really have a definite answer here. Enough teams need a quarterback, or could at least use one, so my question is -- is it because they have more glaring needs or is it something else?
6. did kraft pay off this spa place?
I joked around about this on Twitter, but it really seems like it could be true. Did Robert Kraft pay off the spa he got jerked off in to say they weren't involved in trafficking? It definitely seems weird that there was all this evidence of it and it just magically disappeared into thin air? This is purely speculation here, by the way, I'm not accusing him of anything, but it just seems extra fishy.
7. favre says green bay should have won more with rodgers/mccarthy duo.
I definitely see Brett Favre's reasoning here, but winning a Super Bowl is extremely hard to do, and the Packers have been absolutely decimated in injuries the past few seasons, and those are hard to predict. Aaron Rodgers remains the best quarterback in the NFL and will most likely continue to be until he retires, but it's fair to say Mike McCarthy could have held him back at times. I just think so much goes into winning a championship other than the quarterback and the coach.
8. if the seahawks don't pay russell wilson, they are idiots.
I don't feel like I have to explain this any further, but my question is: What would be the reason why they would pass on paying Russell Wilson besides being complete idiots? Someone else is going to if y'all don't. You wanna lose forever or have a high chance of winning it all each season as long as you have Wilson? He gave Seattle until tomorrow to have a deal done, and there have been rumors that he wants to play somewhere else. I'll be keeping my eye on this one.