Football blog post: Vapid data spew

Posted: October 19, 2019 in Football, New entries, NFL

Buffalo needs to win six of their next eleven games to finish with 10 wins on the season nearly guaranteeing a playoff berth. Three of those games are against Miami (2x) and Washington (1x). Maybe Doug Marrone should’ve stayed in Buffalo.

Stanford Head Coach David Shaw may decide an NFL head coaching job looks more enticing after the Cardinal has started 3-4 with a regrettable loss to the bottom of the barrel UCLA Bruins. Washington is already looking to replace their vacancy and Atlanta or Cleveland may be looking to change their head coaching situation as well.

Nashville may be trading up for a franchise quarterback in the 2020 draft. Marcus Mariota was finally benched for inconsistent play and Ryan Tannehill doesn’t fit the mold of a franchise passer. A lot of buzz surrounds LSU quarterback Joe Burrow who may have overtaken Tua Tagovailoa as the number one Coveted QB of the draft. Burrow has silly good numbers this season with strong performances against ranked foes Texas and Florida.

The Laremy Tunsil trade secured Houston’s present while mortgaging their future with a high-performing left tackle in Tunsil and Miami accruing two more 1s in the next two seasons. This trade will work best for Houston if the Texans continue to win double digit games for their next two seasons, reducing the loss of their draft capital. Miami GM Chris Grier will have both the opportunity and added pressure of hitting on those draft selections as traded away assets Laremy Tunsil and Kenny Stills look to be performing well in the playoffs in 2019.

The Jalen Ramsey trade to Los Angeles functions in a similar fashion. The Rams have an actual General Manager in Les Snead so they have less of an excuse in giving up so much for one (albeit very skilled) player.

The Bengals organization looks to be in prime position to draft a first or second overall pick in 2020. While Andy Dalton has rarely been the problem in Cincinnati, the Bengals may take this opportunity to “reset” the offense and draft Tua/Joe Burrow/Justin Herbert.

Of all the Raiders off-season Mad Scientist experiments, Richie Incognito is (shockingly) the one that has lasted the longest. Vontaze Burfict is suspended for the season and Antonio Brown is attempting to avoid jail time. Even Right Tackle Trent Brown who’s had no off-field issues before has been accused of domestic violence from his child’s mother. The Raiders are a shocking 3 and 2 with stiff competition in Green Bay on 10/20.

Jonathan Martin, former Miami offensive linemen who accused Incognito and others of Adult Bullying has entered a plea deal to attend “court ordered mental health counseling” to avoid jail time.

I’ve been reading Ian O’Conner’s “Belichick” and it’s fascinating. Highly recommended for Patriots fans.

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