Look at that smile. You have to give Bill credit: he picks some handsome gentlemen as quarterbacks.
Anyway, I want you to imagine this: the Patriots do not trade Jimmy Garoppolo last October. Brady might be angry, but Kraft speaks to Tom beforehand (in October) and tells him the team would like to keep their options open for the future. Brady will obviously be the starter to finish the season, but since Jimmy will be an FA in the offseason, the fact the team is keeping him, with the potential of losing him for nothing, shows the team will do what it takes to keep him (may it be a franchise tag or a new contract).
Over the next few days, I will be writing a two-part series about the following: should the Patriots have transitioned from Tom Brady to Jimmy Garoppolo? I will construct a YES argument (meaning Garoppolo would not have been traded), and a NO argument (the current course). Each argument will be released separately.
Defensive End Aaron Donald must be pissed; and for good reason. His teammate Todd Gurley just got paid big time, making him the highest paid back in the NFL with a 4 year/$60 million contract extension. Oh did I forget to mention $45 million of that is guaranteed? Not even Forrest Gump in his prime would think to be paid that money. And as for Brandin Cooks? Well, this of all things is just the frosting on the cake. Continue reading “What do These New Contracts Mean for Aaron Donald?”
Julio Jones doesn’t plan on going to training camp until he gets a new contract. The 29-year-old wide out still has three years left from the five-year extension he signed in 2015 lasting through 2020; the value on that contract is worth $71.25 million, with $34.4 million remaining. Continue reading “Julio Jones Expected Not to Attend Training Camp”
Rob Gronkowski didn’t show up to OTA’s, granted it was awhile ago, but still, when your head coach preaches a certain of doing things, you should probably be doing them. The Patriot Way is something that’s been shoved down our throats for the past couple years but now with Brady and Gronk not going to OTA’s, there’s obviously something wrong in the dynasty. I’m not here today to talk about Brady because that situation is too complicated and I don’t have the patience to research that stuff. But I’m here to tell you the obvious, pay Gronk and show some appreciation to the best tight end in the league. Continue reading “Patriots Should Learn from Celtics Dealings with Smart”
You’ve heard the news that Le’Veon Bell turned down a monstrous contract from the Steelers to gamble on himself in the upcoming 2018 NFL season. The offer was worth $70 million over the next five years. $33 million of that deal were guaranteed and to be mostly paid through the first two years per Ian Rapport of NFL.com. Over the 5 years of the contract, Bell would be paid $14 million a year, which would make him the highest paid running back in the NFL. But what does he want? Continue reading “Should The Steelers Pay Le’Veon Bell?”
Yes, we’re all well aware of how the 4thquarter of Game 1 of the NBA Finals ended. A missed free throw that could have given Cleveland the lead. JR gets the rebound… and, well, decides to dribble away from civilization (and a shot at a win). This historic mental blunder ate at the Cavaliers, and they proceeded to lose in overtime.
Even if JR went for the shot and missed it, it would have been the right basketball play. Maybe the shock that his teammates (and the world) experienced does not occur if he makes that right play, and they are composed going into overtime. Nevertheless, we cannot rewrite history (or rewire JR’s brain).
Recency dominates our lives, and JR Smith will unfortunately dominate the news for the time being due to his mistake. The last 5 seconds of regulation were a historic example of a team losing a game it had in its hands, but it is not the first (nor will it be the last) example of this occurring.
Here are some other examples of victory changing hands in the craziest of ways.