It's not like it's even an uncommon theory.
Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless debated whether Doll Ting, the longtime starting quarterback of the Cincinnati Bengals, could replace Tom Brady and lead the Pats to Super Bowl win.
Of course, Shannon Sharpe believes that they can and that he could skip.
We're so used to that kind of banter between the two.
Last month, Peter King suggested that Dalton, again who's played his entire career in Cincinnati, should be considered a candidate to replace Brady for the Patriots.
And Bart Scott, of all people, has also weighed in on the subject and believes that Dalton would be a good fit for the Patriots.
And now you can add a former general manager, Mike Tannenbaum, to that list of people who believe that Andy Dalton is the right fit for the Patriots, At least in his theory.
The Patriots also signed A J.
Green as well, so there's a double bonus there.
Here's what he said, quote.
I go sign Andy Dalton.
I worked with coach ballot check twice, both in Cleveland and the Jets.
You have to process information.
Andy Dalton has completed 62% of his passes in his career.
And I'll tell you something else. That's interesting.
Green is a free agent, So if you're the New England Patriots, you could potentially get Andy Dalton, who's a solid NFL starting quarterback, and you could sign a J. Green.
And now you can try to fix the big gap that you had at wide receiver.
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Look as somebody who writes and talks about the Patriots, I find it very difficult to believe that Bill Belichick is thinking about Andy Dalton as the heir to Tom Brady's throne.
But as it happens, this type time of year, one person makes some sort of uneducated comment and people start rolling with it.
Just look about the Michael Irving thing with the Dallas Cowboys, but all you have to do is look no further than this article from the Bengals wire quote.
It's hard to know what the end of the standoff between the Patriots and Brady's will produce.
If he does leave, one would think that Dalton would at least come to the mind of Bilbao.
Check sheerly based off the strong Patriots Bangles trading relationship in the past end. Quote.
Just because the Patriots and the Bangles have had a strong history of doing trades together, it doesn't mean that Bill Ball Check is interested in an underachieving 32 year old quarterback who lost his starting job on his birthday to an even worse quarterback.
But Chris Wallens continues saying quote.
Either way, it's clear Dalton's day with the Bengals are numbered.
He wasn't happy about the benching and chatted with his raps about the trade Bangles.
Brass made it sound like they'll do what's best for Dalton has his way out the door end quote.
Even if the Patriots land, Dalton and I say that like, it's some big triumph.
But even if the Patriots end up with Dalton, they're probably not going to get a J. Green.
It's believed that Green in the Bangles, if they're not able to come to some sort of contract agreement since tonight, is just gonna use the franchise tag.
So the Patriots will have Andy Dalton instead of Tom Brady, and they won't have a star receiver to go with their average quarterback.
Can somebody please explain to me how that makes a lick of sense? Like, how does that make any sense for the New England Patriots? Oh, all right, so I want to talk about a guy who's actually on the Patriots right now.
That's Damian Harris.
And what should we expect out of him in his sop****re season? We didn't get to see a lot out of him, and I got this idea from Ah, make my solemn Patriots wire and we'll go through his article together, as we always do.
But Harris didn't get a big chance to play in 2019.
Um, and I think right now, at least in my opinion, his current expectations are more unknown than anything else, because we haven't seen a lot out of him because we haven't outside of what he did in Alabama, but because we haven't really got to see him as a pro, I think it's hard to really set the expectations and look.
But not every in this square molasses, not every career starts with a dynamic rookie season.
Damian Hairs can speak to that.
The Alabama product was selected in the 87th overall in last year's draft, and he was trust into a crowded backfield that included Sony, Michelle James White, Rex Burkhead, him, Brandon Bolden.
There simply weren't enough touches to go around as Harris finished his rookie season with four carries for 12 yards.
What can be expected for the soon to be 23 year old and what he looks to take into the second season in the running back depth chart? If the runningback depth chart remains the same, it would be a tough to imagine Hair's getting any more carries, and he got this year, the number probably wouldn't be single digits, but it won't be near the starter.
It won't be near starter or even backup reps.
He may have to take some carries from White, who ah, last year totaled 67 rushes for 3.
9 yards per carry.
Unquote no, look, Harris is more of a power guy.
I think that's what we know and I also and we saw in Alabama he's got potential in the passing game and there's some people that I've spoken to on articles I've read, even though Masala doesn't really doesn't agree with it in here.
But I said that that Harris is actually better in the passing game than Sony Michelle and he could really just come in and really be a great different look.
Um, I also expect balletic to use his power than he does possess in those sort of short yardage situations.
Harris was buried in Alabama because they had such a talented wide.
We are running back group, and then he came to New England.
He was buried again, and he really could be the Patriots best cap secret.
It will be interesting to see what they do now.
Going back to the Masala quote.
It would be interesting to see if the Patriots attempt to use Harris in the red zone.
Michelle has struggled to take advantage of the short yardage situations in his short career.
They've even shifted using fullbacks and Tom Brady when they need to get two yards or less.
And Harris isn't necessarily built like the prototypical goal line back.
But he could be the guy that finally shows that he can get the toughest yards.
It's also important to note that Birkhead is in danger of being released the soft season as a cap casualty.
He's in the final year of his deal, and the team could save nearly $3 million by releasing him.
And it's not because he hasn't been productive in his limited opportunities, but it would be it would likely be because of his injury history and the need to be bringing more impactful weapons and quote no salary cap is an issue for the Patriots this year.
We've talked about this a 1,000,000 times over and carrying five running backs when you include Brandon Bolden makes absolutely no sense in the world, and I think that bold and continues on with the Patriots because we all know the premium that Bill ballot check puts on special teams.
Therefore, I don't see a situation where Brandon Boldin is being cut, and I think that he stays is a significant piece of the offense. Now quote.
With that being said, Harris could move up to the third spot on the depth chart.
So while he wouldn't fill in the exact role that Burke had did, it's likely that a majority of those 55 to 65 touches could go to him and his two preseason games.
Harris showed solid vision and the ability to hit the right hole, and he even brought in a couple of receptions in each game and showed that he could make Hay could make the first guy mess and quote.
Now, look, Harris is not going to jump up, and he's not gonna become the Patriots.
You know, primary back, unless he really outshined Sony Michelle sometime this season or in preseason or something like that.
But even if he has a better campaign about a pre season, I still bet that he's going to.
He's not gonna get jump into that position.
Sony Michelle would really have to stink out the joint and hairs would really have to be putting on the pressure about.
Jack has shown a commitment to Michelle.
He's a first round draft pick that they used from.
He's they've showed that they want to feed him.
Even when it wasn't working, they stuck with the run first, want some part? And when the run game started working, Josh McDaniels, unfortunate was making the wrong decisions getting away from it.
But I believe that Michelle stays on is the primary back.
But hares could definitely contribute more than it did last season.
I can't see him just sitting there, not doing anything.
Look, here's what Lissa Masala finish ways, he says.
Quote This season likely won't be an exciting one for Harris, but it could be another step towards a significant role into his future with New England end quote.
So even if Rex Burkhead is on the team, I still expect hairs to have some sort of roll with the Patriots.
I see no reason that Bill Belichick carries them Justice Cinemas inactive for a second straight year and really waste out when he's still on a you know, waste the opportunity has with him when he's still not rookie contract.
Now, according to Masala, Harris would be projected.
It projected stats with Brexit.
Burke had still on.
The team, would be 20 carries for the year for 82 yards, three receptions and 23 receptions and 24 yards hairs.
Projections without Bearcat on the team would be 65 carries for 270 yards, one touchdown, 13 receptions in 120 yards. End quote.
No, it's still not.
He's still not projected to be a huge part of the Patriots running game.
But I think what he could do is really fall into that good situational piece for the Patriots.
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We just finished Dear Pats Nation, where I talked about three things the Patriots must do during the offseason.
Another crazy rumor about Andy Dalton to the Patriots and what we should expect from Damian Harris.
I do have that up on YouTube now so you can watch that or watch the replay here on SportsCastr that you will miss some.
But right now we're gonna talk about how the Kansas City Chiefs are apparently the next dynasty of the National Football League.
But their salary cap is already becoming an issue, and Michael Irving floated out of conspiracy theory on Friday.
That didn't quite pan out, and it had to do with Tom Brady, Dak Prescott in the Dallas Cowboys.
Let's go here, but let's start here because you're a DP and we like football.
We like football season and everything that goes with it.
Now listen, guys, the word dynasty is fun to throw around, but the NFL goes out of its way to make sure that it doesn't happen.
And the Kansas City Chiefs salad crap is got salary cap is already proving my point.
There will never be another dynasty in the National Football League after the New England Patriots look the chief's kingdom.
You're all jacked up after you won your first Super Bowl in 50 years, and some of the kingdom has a level head about things while other who I described is the insufferable part of the fan base.
They believe that we've all witnessed the passing of the torch and the start of the brand New Highness Dynasty in the NFL NFL.
Last week, I laid out why New England the New England Patriots would be the last dynasty in the National Football League.
Not because Patrick Mahomes isn't a good quarterback, but because Kansas City is ready to hand him $40 million per season.
And the Chiefs Kingdom will now learn the lessons that so many other teams have learned.
Winning the Super Bowl isn't something that happens every single season.
Unless you have a quarterback like Tom Brady, who's willing to play for much less than market value because he has a wife whose yearly income makes the highest pain.
NFL players contracts look like peanuts.
The salary cap doesn't allow you to have long term success and long term dominance.
And don't worry, chief stands party.
Mahomes is probably good enough to keep the Kansas City Chiefs competitive for a long time.
You could win another Super Bowl, but let's not get crazy with all this dynasty talk.
The salary cap is already becoming an issue for the Chiefs, and you're probably gonna lose one of the players who willed you guys of the Super Bowls.
And here's the secret.
He doesn't play on the offense, and the homes can't do anything to make up for his loss.
The Chiefs have some major questions around their roster this offseason.
Obviously, Sammy Watkins astronomical contract and the biggest free agent they have, Chris Jones.
Here's what Allen Mathis of Arrowhead, Attic said.
Quote with this.
With season Jones had in the game changing, disruptive impact he brings to the defensive line, Jones is certain to seek a huge contract, one that is absolutely deserved.
Imagine having a long term extension for Jones, coupled with Frank Clark for the foreseeable future.
It's a dream for a defensive line, however, with the inevitable contract of Patrick My Home's, the Chiefs may have some tough decisions to make end quote.
And no matter how financially savvy the chief's try to be, Chris Jones is going to cost a fortune.
And with about $13.
7 million left and cap space, it seems impossible that Jones and the Chiefs could strike a deal.
No, look, obviously, you can move some money around and you can free up some cash space.
But not enough to what Jones is.
Probably worse, Ellen Matthews continues quote after the season Jones had.
It would not be surprising if he seeks Aaron Donald money.
And can the chief's afford that with their current cap situation in the upcoming contracts? It remains to be seen.
End, quote and look.
Oh, no, sorry. This is still on Mathis.
A franchise tag could be applied and keep him.
A franchise tag could be applied to keep him in place for one more season, which would cost the Chiefs about $15.
5 million or a tag and trade.
Like the way Seattle did with Frank Clark last offseason.
Visuals certainly need to work his magic to make the marriage happen.
Hopefully, the sides can agree on something that works for Jones and works for the Chiefs.
Because if they can, I see a dynasty forming end quote.
Look, now there is a way that the Chiefs can keep Jones, and that's parting ways with Sammy Watkins and using that money to sign Jones.
The 2020 NFL draft is pretty stacked with talented wide receivers.
And if the Chiefs can pick up, you know the Cheese can pick right with the 32nd overall pick.
Maybe they can find a guy to fit into the Legion.
A zoom, But something's gotta give.
And if I was the chief's, I would move on from Watkins and keep Jones 1000 times over.
Sammy Watkins is replaceable.
I don't know how replaceable Chris Jones is.
Seth Care, the athletic said. Quote.
But Chris Jones was the chief's defense of M v p.
The Chiefs don't win the Super Bowl without Chris Jones. End quote.
Look, I'm a Patriots fan, so I know what it's like to cheer for a high octane, powerful offense.
You know, until the last couple of seasons, the patriotsoffense sat near the top of every statistical category of the main part of 15 years.
One of the important things that all Patriot fans learned throughout that time was that you can't sacrifice defense for offense and win championships.
It just leaves you frustrated.
Also, don't forget that the Chiefs aren't drafted high anymore, and even if they're not winning championships of their winning their division and making deep playoff runs.
Your draft position doesn't get you that top and talent, Seth continued.
Jones is arguably the best player on a defense that features multiple elite talents.
A strange but true sentence.
However, when examining the statute of the Super Bowl, the casual observer might not notice that he didn't might notice that he didn't collect a sack or even a quarterback hit against the 40 Niners, and he was part of only one single tackle.
It would be easy to think that his impact on the game was minimal and, given those numbers the only hint of how important he was and that he had in the three past defendant, which is a lot for a defensive lineman. End quote.
So look, you may agree with me and think that it's great and it's all figured out.
The Chief's could move on from Sammy Watkins and re signed Chris Jones, and the Chiefs, you know, are fine because they still have Patrick Mahomes, Travis Calc and Tyree kill.
But remember when Hill got injured at the beginning of the seasons and walking stepped in and played like a number one? If Watkins has gone what happens of Hill gets hurt again.
Look, Travis Kelsey will be 31 next season.
How much longer do you think he's still gonna play at these elite levels? Guys like Antonio Gates, Rob Gronkowski, Travis Kelsey? They don't grow on trees after the 2021 season.
Well, if Chelsea's still playing at these high levels, he's won a Super Bowl ring now, and he has one more shot of free agency before his career is done.
How much is that gonna cost Kansas City assist Right now, the Chiefs have already overspent the cap in 2021 that's without Mahomes extension.
So more decisions are gonna have to be made by the end of next season.
And I'm sorry, Cheese Kingdom.
I'm not here taking a shot at you.
I'm just trying to show you dynasties are just not meant to be in the NFL anymore.
And your quarterback is gonna have to take a significant pay cut.
If you want to continue this dynasty talk that you have now, I want to finish the gridiron ran up here by an article that came up from Michael David Smith.
And basically it's Michael Irving walking away from his comments about Tom Brady going to the Cowboys and look it now.
Seems like Tom Brady is linked to teams that already have established quarterbacks.
We've heard things about the L. A Chargers.
The Rand are the Raiders, you know, cars not, You know, I don't know how established car is. Philip Rivers.
The charges are moving on.
Okay, makes total sense.
But now you're having rumors about him taking back price Scotch position.
You have one of the better young quarterbacks in the league, and you're gonna trade him to keep Tom Brady.
That story that broke on Friday.
I didn't buy it as soon as I saw it, I thought, There's no way that's happening because how desperate with Jerry Jones be to get the Cowboys of Super Bowl that you're willing to move on from Dak Prescott for Tom Brady.
But here's the article from David Smith. Quote.
Michael Irving, the Cowboys Hall of Fame wide receiver turned NFL broadcaster, made some headlines on Friday when he sat on Boston radio station W E E I.
That quote some very significant people.
I told him that the Cowboys may pursue Tom Brady and free agency End quote.
What's missing from that is he also said that the Cowboys would be willing to move on from Dak Prescott, which made zero sense to me.
And apparently he heard this during Super Bowl week over a vodka and cranberry, but anyways, him saying that had a lot of people buzzing in.
A lot of people wondering, you had people in New England going what you had people in Dallas probably thinking, Are you kidding me? But at the end of the day, the way things are seeming toe happen more and more during these free agency's.
Is it causing unnecessary buzz? Because, quote a day later, Irving tried to calm the storm on those comments.
The comments though the storm those comments created.
Irving wrote on Twitter that the very significant people who told him about the Cowboys interest on Brady did not include Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones or anyone else associated with the team.
He said quote, I never said Jerry or anyone in the organization said it to me.
It was not anyone with the Dallas Cowboys, Irving wrote.
They look so now It's like I want to know who this significant people are right, because if you're going to come out and you're gonna make a statement like significant people are saying, Hey, the Dallas Cowboys are willing to sign Tom Brady and move on from Dak Prescott.
The only people who are significant in that conversation is either Jerry Jones or people closely associate ID with Jerry Jones, his son in law, his son.
It doesn't matter.
That's not just something you throw out there, Michael.
And I believe now that Irving could have killed his credibility a little bit here.
I don't know if this was just some reporter popping off at the mouth.
I mean, we all look at Gary Tang, who's been trying to make a name for himself over here in New England and talking about Tom Brady.
We see it all the time, and people will say things just for clout.
I think it's an awful way to look at football.
I think it's an awful way for things to happen, but it's the honest to God truth.
People say things for clout.
Let's look back to the article quote the idea behind the Cowboys going after Brady would be that they would first put the franchise tag on Dak Prescott and then either trade him or let some other teams sign him to a new offer sheet that the Cowboys wouldn't match.
Then the Cowboys would go after Brady.
It's far fetched, and it seems likely that significant people Irving talked about were merely spitballing, not describing a move that, actually that is actually gonna happen.
You know, this time of year it can be really fun when you start reading some of these like quotes and some of these you know, theories.
And some of them are crazy.
I mean, on dear Pats Nation I just talked about, you know, Andy Dalton and the possibility him going to the Patriots, Not I'm saying it, but, like Mike Tannenbaum is saying, a bunch of people have said it.
But it can also be really frustrating as well, because it's so hard to kind of work through the B s.
When I'm coming up with my show topics, you know, much Clickbait stuff.
I don't even touch because I could just see it.
I know it's all just click bait and somebody just running their mouth.
Who knows really nothing about the situation.
And that's not the kind of guy I want to be, you know? And I'm a fan and, yeah, we could have that discussion.
But I also know that there's people who watch my show and try to get take when I say serious.
And it's like, Man, you know, and SportsCastr, you know, gives me the contract and pays me to be responsible about my talking, not to cause the star headlines.
So it's just a really frustrating time of year, and I want to know.
I think if I'm Michael, you know, I'm Michel RV man, come out and tell me who these significant people are.
They told you this because now you're saying it's nobody attached to the Dallas Cowboys organization.
So now I really want to know.
It's either Dax Agent Brady's agent or some no name reporters just trying to, you know, pretend like he's important.
Like I said, it's hard to work through it, but this type of your man, it's actually kind of fun.
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