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Well, as you can see by the title, the NFL has canceled their Pro Bowl for this year and is planning on changing the festivities due to the cova 19 situation.
With multiple teams coming down with it.
Multiple teams now to they've had two teams now shut down their facilities.
Um, one has reopened.
One has just now re shut down.
They have decided to cancel the Pro Bowl.
Now, that doesn't mean that they're going to cancel Pro Bowl voting.
They still hope that NFL fans and NFL players still vote for their favorite 88 players.
But they're not going to play that in Las Vegas like they had planned in the first place going into this season.
Now, instead, they're planning on re imagining the festivities, doing things to honor these guys.
Maybe it'll be individual, uh, like showcases.
You could still have, like, your quarterback, um, competitions and stuff like that on Lee.
They would have to be set up different stadiums, um, at different facilities.
That way, there ain't very many people in one area, and you could just live.
Shoot that from from one place to another.
I think that wouldn't be a bad idea.
However, that kind of makes things brings up the question.
But what about, you know, the future? After this season, it doesn't seem like Kobe Nineteens going anywhere.
People are acquiring this, and it is spreading.
Still, to this day, we've had, what, 2020 Some people from Tennessee Titans in the past two weeks come down with it.
What had multiple people from? Was it the Niners? I think it waas Let me let me check that out.
I can't remember.
I think I think it's the Niners that shut down their facilities.
No, the Falcons. My apologies.
It was the Atlanta Falcons that shut down their facilities, do the multiple covert 19 tests.
So what are they gonna plan on doing? I mean, and and honestly, they need to be thinking about next year and this upcoming off season as well.
Uh, making plans much to the same situation that they had for this year on Lee.
Maybe maybe some tweaks would be a really good idea.
Right? That way we don't have the same issue that we had this year with, uh, injuries and slow starts.
And and they might be able to evaluate their players a little bit better because there was no real evaluations able to be made in the off season.
You can't evaluate someone in four weeks, especially with uh, not even putting him up against other teams and live game action.
No, there's there's a the The evaluation process was completely hampered.
I think they need to change that.
So the Pro Bowl is no more now.
Does it hurt a lot of people? No.
I mean, some fans like it because, well, simple fact is, um, it's an extra game during that week off between the last playoff game, the N F C and A S C championships and the Super Bowl, it gives you another kind of almost a flag football field, uh, to keep keep fans entertain.
It also is a reward for those players who have played their hearts out, and they became fan favorites throughout the NFL.
But in retrospect, it doesn't really hurt anyone now.
Will they get paid their Pro Bowl bonus? I don't know.
I haven't heard that they should they should.
Still, but the problem is, is I think that that money comes from the festivities and actually playing in the Pro Bowl, and they get paid money from the money they earn from having the Pro Bowl and the festivities that the NFL made, so I don't know.
They will actually earn that extra money or not for making the Pro Bowl.
They should, especially their ableto bring up some of these festivities that maybe NFL fans would enjoy washing.
You know enough to tune in and watch so as uh, those commercials and stuff on TV would earn them enough money to do that.
I think that would be a smart idea.
Um, but it's not going toe.
I don't think it will hamper it all.
Any of the players want and will, to go out and play hard each and every day and try to prove that they're the best, that their position in the NFL now moving on from the Pro Bowl.
The trade deadline is coming up.
Week eight was October 3rd.
I think is the trade deadline.
Let me check that, make sure that I am right, but I believe so.
Um, either way it will be Week eight and there really hasn't been much trades going on so far.
Normally, you hear and see.
I mean, it's we're going in the week six, but we haven't had hardly any trades at all in the NFL now.
Could it be because, you know, again, the covert situation might have affected this? It's possible.
Now we've seen people get released.
For instance, Levian Bell.
We've had him released, Right? We've had two coaches fired in the last week and a half.
Right? Could we see some trades coming up soon? I don't know.
Where is a good place for Levy on belt ago? Good Levian actually go back to Pittsburgh.
That would be interesting.
Would it not maybe sign a small in deal? But I doubt it because I mean, I would think that Levian really burn a bridge there in Pittsburgh.
I would think so.
There are teams out there that I think could be very effective with 11 Bell.
I think Chicago would be great to have a levy on Bell to go because they already had, uh, they're number one running back.
Go down to injury.
They could use it.
Levy in type player to go with.
Was it Montgomery? I think, at running back.
Yeah, I think that I think Chicago would be a great place for Bell to go to, Um, what about some trades that we've all thought about? Would that Earth's going to the Cardinals Be a good trade? That would be interesting, wouldn't it? The Philadelphia Eagles need help on the defense, especially a linebacker.
Could you imagine Zack, the Cardinals acquiring Zach Earth and then say Philadelphia gets Hassan? Ridic.
That would be a very good trade to be mutually beneficial to both teams, and I think that that could end up happening.
I think that the Cardinals getting Zach Earth would give them an extra big bodied, tied in receiver to go with Murray and that already very potent, wide receiving corps.
Plus there, there, running back.
My goodness, that would make the Cardinals offense oh so dangerous.
That's the one thing that they really are lacking is a very good tied in.
And I think Zach Ertz would be Ah, very good.
Get for the Cardinals.
And obviously Hassan Rid**** for the Philadelphia Eagles would be a huge benefit.
Huge benefit for that team.
However, in order for something like that, that happen, they would have to re negotiate.
They would have to re negotiate some of their contracts with certain players.
Guys like Fletcher Cox.
Guys like Carson Wentz.
You know, I think they may have to end up cutting a few people, right? DeSean Jackson might be done.
Al, Shaun Geoffrey might be a guy they could trade kind of free up some money or even Marquis Goodwin.
It's not like any of those guys are actually producing right now for the Philadelphia Eagles, so I think they could legitimately do something in that vicinity.
How about the Dallas Cowboys? We all know that Dallas Cowboys need defensive help badly.
They need Jamal Adams.
They should have went all in and got Jamal Adams like they were talking about, but wasn't able to get him right.
Seattle ended up getting Tamal Adams.
Who could the Dallas Cowboys go get? Well, how about the Denver Broncos? Justine Simons, right? He's good at run support, and he's great, great at helping in the past department.
I think he would be a huge benefit to the Dallas Cowboys, but it's not gonna be a cheap trade like Justin Simmons will most likely, uh, demand.
I think the Broncos will demand at least a second round if not a first round pick for Justin sentence.
But I think in long term it could be helpful.
Now, getting justice sentence means that you're getting a very young, dynamic player that you're going to have to pay.
And the problem with that is that press Scots down.
You would have to think about possibly moving on from that Prescott.
But you're gonna have your you're gonna have a couple of games between now and then to see how Andy Dalton handles this offense while that Prescott is down before the trade deadline comes up to make that decision.
But Dallas has been great.
I mean, look at their track record.
Trading for young players.
Amari Cooper was a great, great pickup.
If they could just win enough with Andy Dalton and get that defense fixed, they could be a very good powerhouse out there in the NFC East.
I know that Dallas fans were not very happy with me about talking about that and I'm sorry, but yes, Doc is a great player.
He's complete but he's going to want a ton of money, and that kind of money is what's going to end up breaking this Dallas Cowboys team because they've already put so much into the rest of the team in it.
Wide receiver at running back, you know, they paid certain players already.
I think getting Justine Simons and possibly moving on from that Prescott might be a big, big, smart move for this team.
Washington The Washington football team obviously does not want Dwayne Haskins anymore.
Not only did they, they remove him from being the starting quarterback, but he got moved to third string quarterback immediately.
What does that say for their thoughts on that quarterback? Well, it means that a certain Ron Rivera does not like the future between his team and Dwayne Haskins.
So let's find a team that might actually put a little bit off.
I don't know interest in having him.
How about the Pittsburgh Steelers? That's not a bad idea.
I think the Pittsburgh Steelers would not be a bad idea at all.
You got a knife, um, team that's already set at quarterback.
You know that Dwayne Haskins could sit back and learn from Ben Roethlisberger while Roethlisberger still playing.
I don't give Dwayne Haskins time that he has needed since he came in the NFL to mature and learned the NFL, and you'll have a better team around him.
But what would Washington get in return? How about Justin Lane, the cornerback from Pittsburgh? It's not a fair.
It's not a bad trade.
It's not a bad trade.
It all, And it gives Washington someone that they need, which is help in the secondary.
But I don't know if that will be enough, because, I mean, obviously, Dwayne Haskins is the quarterback.
Justin Lane is not quite at that level.
I think there's still a little bit of gap there.
Uh, maybe you could throw in 1/6 or fifth round pick on top of that, uh, with Justin Lane to get Dwayne Haskins and possibly secure your quarterback of the future.
When Ben when Ben Roethlisberger decides he's done with the NFL, the New England Patriots are in desperate, desperate need of a deep threat.
You got a quarterback who has an absolute cannon, but no one to get downfield to throw it to now.
I don't know with Ray route would be interested in this in this trade or not, because the guy that I'm looking for has been efficiently a bust in the NFL since he was drafted.
But on Lee do the injury, not because he cannot play football.
And if John Ross, from the Cincinnati Bengals, comes to New England and learns under McDaniels and Bill Belichick and get healthy, I think John Ross, the speedster, would give Cam and that New England offense that that shot.
I get it because they had door set and he was the deep threat also door set was, was, was let go before they ended up getting camp before they got canned before they realized, Hey, we got somebody that could get the ball downfield to him John Ross, similar style player.
I think that this would actually be a and it's not the same players door set.
So I think this is, ah, an option that New England could legitimately go for and it's not like I don't think John Ross will cost that much money.
I mean, he, John was that was at one time the number nine overall pick in the 2017 draft class, but he hasn't shown enough.
He's been injured so much that I think New England could get John Ross on the cheap like 1/6 or fifth round pick.
And that's what those those picks air for anyhow, Right? Taking chances on players that have a very high in talent but need to improve and other places.
And that's what John Ross is.
He is that kind of player who will play a role, a role player and 5th.
6th round picks are for role players, and that's what John Ross is at this current time.
If he could stay healthy, so I think that would be a very, very smart move.
The Houston Texans have a plethora of wide receivers.
Will Fuller, Brandon cooks, Randall Cobb, Kenny Stills, right? A plethora of wide receivers.
And there's a team out there that really could use another wide receiver besides Davante Adams.
Because Alan was hard.
He's gone because he had surgery.
Devin Funchess opted out.
Davante Adams is there on Lee Guy they have on the team.
What if What if the Houston Texans end up creating someone? What if they trade Kenny Stills? What if Kenny still says, You know what? Or Houston says, You know what? Green Bay got a heck of a team.
We'll give you Kenny Stills.
That'll give you another receiver for Aaron Rodgers, who Aaron Rodgers will make Kenny Stills look like, uh, I think Aaron Rodgers could make Kenny Stills look really, really, really good.
Okay? And I think Green Bay wouldn't have toe.
Maybe trade, maybe 1/4 round pick for him, maybe fifth.
They could be a great trade.
Great, great trade.
Another guy, another wide receiver.
Another team that has good receiving corps.
The Jacksonville Jaguars.
They have plenty of receivers as well, but another team in the NFC that need them but has needed him very badly because it's hurting their team.
Long term in the wind category is the New Orleans Saints Water.
Jacksonville trades Dede Westbrook mm to Drew Brees and the Saints.
I think less Brooke is a very underrated wide receiver, and I think that Jacksonville could probably get 1/6 round pick form that will help them reload their defense.
Their offense has been quite impressive.
They just need to build defense.
Maybe they could get 1/6 possibly 1/5 round pick out of Dede Westbrook that the a beautiful move for both teams.
Both teams, in my opinion, the number one trade in the NFL right now, in my opinion, would be if the Jets continued their marketable sellout that they started last season.
Obviously, the Jets at this point in the NFL are looking at possibly being the number one pick in the NFL, and you have the number one pick in the NFL.
You have two options.
You could trade out of that and get a crap ton a picks and then possibly trade those crap ton of picks down to get even.
Mawr crapped on it so you could end up with crap.
Turn upon crap, turn upon crap tone of picks or to rebuild your team.
Or you could grab a generational player in the draft, a generational quarterback named Trevor Lawrence.
Now, if they decided to go with a generational quarterback, they want to get a little something back for the quarterback they have right now.
But because of the team that he's played on, he has not look very good this season, and that has lowered his resale value dramatically.
Sam Darnel is not worth that sixth round pick that they or that third round pick that they traded up for with Indianapolis those years ago when they gave a the sixth and like three second round picks to get.
But there's still enough talent there, and obviously enough talent there that will make teams wonder.
Hey, is it how bad the Jets are? That's made this guy look terrible because of the bad offensive line and no receivers for him to work with.
Or is it? Sam Donald? I'm going with Sam.
Donald's fine is the team around him are ruining Sam Donald.
I think everyone watching this would agree with me.
You would love to see Sam Donald taken out of the Jets and put in a situation where he might be able to succeed.
I think that a single first round, late first round pick or a 2nd and 3rd round pick could get Sand Donald.
Is there a team out there that is going to need a quarterback sooner rather than later? How about a team that this time next season will only have one quarterback on their roster because the other two, quite frankly, their contracts and at the end of this year, they could be extended.
Well, who knows? The Indianapolis Colts, the team they traded up with to get Sam Donald could be the team that may trade to get Sam Donald from the Jets.
Could you imagine Sam Donald with the weapons, the offensive line, the running game and this defense helping him out? I think Sam would make a huge turnaround.
And it could really re re, uh, just bring his career back into Bloom and make him look like that third overall pick that the Jets spent on him.
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