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So look, whether it's this season, next season or the season after that, the New England Patriots are going to have to eventually find Tom Brady's replacement.
If Bill Belichick is able to secure Brady for the next couple of seasons, then he has some time to think about it.
But the time to start thinking about the Patriots future is here.
So like dream, my Q and A session on SportsCastr.
The other night, I was asked about Utah State quarterback Jordan Love, and at the time of the question, I thought that love was an interesting player that couldn't possibly fit the Patriots.
But after I started doing more of a deeper dive and watching a lot of film about him and what not and I kind of really got started getting to know him as a player, I believe that he is an excellent fit for the Patriots and that he could actually be the future of the Patriots franchise.
It's just too bad that he wasn't available last year because heading into this year's draft, the Patriots are not set up to draft him and are in no position to pick him up.
But I do hope that Belichick gives him some consideration because even though he's not the most talented player in the world, he would be a playmaker and he really has Pro Bowl potential.
Love is built, and he basically he looks like an NFL quarterback.
He's six foot four.
He weighs £223 with the way offenses air going around the NFL.
Love fits the mold of the modern NFL quarterback.
He has good mobility and athleticism.
Ah, Love is capable of extending plays with his feet.
He can hit throws on the move, and he's really good at taking off with the ball in his hands.
Cam Newton, Lamar Jackson, Patrick Mahomes.
Those kind of guys.
They've changed the way that offenses in the NFL operate, and the love may not quite be sort of upped their talent level.
Yet he could still help transform the Patriots offense and the combination of love and the creative play calling of Josh McDaniels could really be a fun product.
Watch love as really sound mechanics, and he can hit throws from a variety of arm slots.
He probably won't be thrown side arm or anything like that.
But he's able to get the ball out from different arm angles, and he's able to get the politics hands quickly.
His over the top releases lightning quick, and that's well, one time that he actually reminds me of Tom Brainy, the way he's able to pick out his targets very, very quickly.
Love has a really strong, lower body.
He does well, following through with his legs and getting them involved in the throes.
The kid's pretty fearless, has no issues hanging in the pockets.
He keeps his eyes down the field.
He'll stand right in that pocket even when he's under duress.
And Love isn't afraid to test the defense.
To test their leverage is to find the advantages in Man Corner.
He'll go after slot throws in between zones, and he's always aware of his outlets.
He has the arm talent to make any throw.
We wants, basically, at any time he's had some impressive moments with ball placement at all levels of the field and if you go on YouTube and you check out some of his highlights, it's a lot of deep balls, But it's also impressive with what he was able to do.
A Utah with very little talent.
Now, unfortunately, let's get into why he probably won't be a patriot.
So CBS currently has him rated as the 33rd best prospect in this year's draft.
And unfortunately, the Patriots have other needs that they need to address this year.
And love not being a top 10 pick, but also not being out of the top 40 puts the Patriots in no position to draft them.
If he somehow slips down to like, I don't know the third round, then there's a possibility that the Patriots could snatch him up.
But I really don't see that happening.
Let's pretend for a second that he does fall in the draft.
I still wonder if the Patriots, 2020 needs take priority over.
Bring in somebody like Jordan love.
And this is really unfortunate because the Patriots are missing out on a really could young quarterback who could be the future of the team.
But love does need time to develop in the NFL, and he wouldn't be able to step in and take over the Patriots offense right now.
And that's what leaves the Patriots on the outside looking in when it comes to I guess I don't know the love lottery.
If you want to call it the Patriots right now, guys, actually, in a really strange position heading into this year's draft and basically Tom Brady's free agency and the decision that he makes of whether he stays in New England move on is gonna have the largest impact on the draft this year.
The best way I think that I could describe New England is there, sort of in the middle of needing to rebuild, but also being a Super Bowl contender at the same time.
And that leaves us asking the question.
Does Bill Belichick draft for 2020 or does he draft for the future? That's a difficult answer.
That's a difficult question to answer.
Obviously, the Patriots quarterback situation will dictate everything going into 2020 as Patriot fans.
Would we be okay with the Patriots taking a year off, develop their young quarterback and come back strong in 2021? Or as a fan, do we want the Patriots do a full push in 2020 and we'll deal with whatever happens after that? because kind of where we are with New England right now.
And it's been a long time since the Patriots about questions like this and for me, with the news floating around that the Patriots air, you know, willing to pay Tom Brady a lot of money.
The fact that it's being reported that they're interested in A J.
Green and Hunter Henry at this time, I highly doubt that we'll see Jordan love in the Patriots jersey.
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I want to talk a little bit about the Patriots free agent linebacker Jamie Collins.
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The Ravens have released Tony Jefferson.
I got an NC double slash NFL story.
It's reported that there's mutual interest between Colorado and the Chiefs offensive coordinator Ben Ime for the head coach position.
The XFL actually has some news is they had a trade between the D C defenders in the L A Wildcat swap in a couple of defenders.
The Drew Bledsoe do***entary just came out and gives a really kind of cool insight on the Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick working relationship.
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All right, So, sticking with the New England Patriots for a few minutes, I want to first give my thoughts on the story coming out by Larry Fitzgerald Sr saying that the Raiders are apparently ready to offer Brady a two year, $60 million contract.
What does that mean for the Patriots.
What does that mean for Brady? What does that mean for the Raiders? I don't think it means a whole lot right now.
I don't think that first of all, they're offering the same amount of money that apparently the Patriots are willing to offer.
So if it came down to the Almighty Buck, I don't see why Tom Brady would want to goto Las Vegas over New England.
It's also led to some questions about tampering.
Is, Could this be considered tampering? The Raiders letting it out get out that they're willing to offer Brady this kind of money.
Obviously, the legal legal tampering period starts March 16th I believe two days before free agency starts, that's when you're actually allowed to start talking to players and their agents about upcoming contracts.
This is probably some sort of wormhole or wiggle way around it.
That loophole to be able to say a man I did not, you know, we didn't say nothing.
We just you know, someone leaked it from our organization, But to me, this is tampering.
I'm not happy about it.
I think it's stupid that they're able to get away with this kind of nonsense.
But, you know, whatever.
That's the modern day NFL used the media.
Get out your message.
I mean, it's not like the Patriots and Brainy aren't using the media to leverage each other.
Listen, man, if the Patriots aren't willing to give Tom Brady $30 million the Raiders are willing to give him 60 million over two years and this is all about money for Tom Brady, then go ahead, man.
Go take the money.
I don't understand why.
If this really is about money to Brady, I don't understand why, When he's 43 years old, money is finally starting to become an issue.
I mean, the guy's been taking pay cuts forever.
He knows that the Patriots have about $42 million left in salary cap, and yet he's sitting there saying, I want $30 million I want you to use another 12 million to rebuild this offense, and you bring me in some really hard core talent.
Well, you're gonna get one player, maybe out of that money, and then you're gonna have a week and defense.
I mean, this Tom Brady want to score 50 points, and if they lose at least scored 50 points.
I just don't see Brady being that kind of guy, but that's the way it's being presented to us, and I get.
He was frustrated even after Winds last year.
We all remember the Philly game when he looked absolutely miserable after the game, even though the Patriots won, the defense was smiling from ear to ear because they won the game for the Patriots.
But, I mean, there has to be a fine balance between fixing this offense and keeping the defense competitive.
But if you pay brainy 30 million and then dumped the rest of the money into offensive weapons, then there's really nothing left to put into the defense.
And you're not gonna be able to draft all these players out of the draft of to build the defense and expect them to have the same sort of impact that they had last year.
I mean, you're losing Kyle Van Noy.
I'm gonna be talking about Jamie Collins in a minute, but there's a possibility you could lose him.
Atlanta Roberts is a free agent.
Devane McCord. He's a free agent.
I could see Jason McCourty being released, the free up some money.
Adam Butler's a free agent.
Danny Shelton is a free agent.
You know, there's a lot of guys on this team that are free agents, and, really, the Patriots still need to beef up.
The Patriots will need to beef up the defensive line.
I could very well, considering that Van Noy as good as gone.
I could really very well see about Jack decided to go back to a 43 which means it's gonna have to get some big men upfront.
Defensive line is pretty much that's the best time to bring in some cheap veterans to come in and makes you gonna bump some holes and get you your linebackers involved, trying to get to the good to get to the quarterback.
He also gonna stuff to run.
The Patriots struggled, stopping the run last year.
As good as her defense wise.
I mean, we saw a Kansas City we saw, Um, I came to see where I mean, we saw Baltimore.
We saw Tennessee.
We saw Cleveland Buffalo in their first game kind of run all over the Patriots.
I mean, so I just I don't know to me.
Tom Brady's never been worried about money before I talk about my show last night.
The Patriots have paid Brady 230 $5 million over his 20 year career.
His wife's worth like 325 million like they're not starving.
He makes a boatload of money with his TBI 12 program.
I'm sure he's not paying expensive rat, expensive rent to Robert Kraft to put his, you know, his center right in front of Gillette Stadium.
He's charging the Patriots for all the guys that they treat, so I mean, I just don't see that being about money.
So I don't think that Las Vegas is gonna be ableto lured Tom Brady way by saying, Hey, man, we're going to give you $60 million The way I see Brady leaving is the Patriots not being able to fulfill his needs based on the kind of offense that Bill Belichick proposes to Brady.
And you know, there's a really sort of a curious situation here, because what's gonna have to happen is, is Brady's gonna have to be a free agent going into March 18th balance checks, gonna have to sign weapons and then turn around and say, Hey, Tommy, I got your weapons.
Now, if Belichick overspends and he doesn't have 30 million to give Brady and Brady says, Well, no, I'm so happy of those guys, but I still in my 30 went 1,000,000.
What? What are you gonna do? At that point? You can release Marcus Cannon.
You can, you know, release Mohammed Sunu.
You can release Jason McCord, the free up some money.
But that's no addresses, no other holes that the Patriots need to address on their team.
So the pages, like I was just talking about what Jordan love the Patriots are in a really, really procure, IUs interesting, strange position and about Jack's got to be very, very careful about where he puts his money.
And that's why I just think of Brady is serious about wanting weapons.
Like, I believe he's serious, and that's with me.
Just all gas and all speculation.
I don't see him demanding $30 million and I talked about the players.
Are the Patriots need to address them? One of those guys is Jamie Collins, and I read a really interesting article today on Patriots wire.
I think was Isaiah who that wrote it and it was talking about, How could Jamie Call is taking a team friendly deal with the Patriots actually be in his best interest, and I never came up with this idea of my own, but after I read it, I thought, How brilliant oven idea.
And maybe this is the way that Jamie Collins is thinking.
Collins has played for two teams.
Play for the Patriots, is played for the Cleveland Browns.
And when we think about all the things that he accomplished with New England and things he didn't accomplish with Cleveland, it wasn't just because of the team around him.
We also saw a difference in performance.
Collins really showed leadership this year that he never showed in Cleveland before.
He showed an ability to kind of go above and beyond.
You saw his athleticism.
I mean, returning to New England worked, and there was obviously a concern about him returning to New England because ballot check traded him to the Browns and there was bad blood and yada yada yada.
But the Patriots culture has a big piece to do with how players perform, and you can almost see Jamie Collins thriving under the Patriots way.
No Patriots fans.
We got to see what Jamie Collins did all season.
We got to understand and appreciate it.
I mean, I was pumping his tires all season.
I kept saying that.
The Patriots have been looking for Jamie Collins ever since the day they traded Jamie Collins.
So we because we watched them on a week to week basis, understand how important he is.
I don't think the rest of the NFL took his much notice.
I think pro football focus called him the best value deal of the of the summer or whatever.
But I don't think a lot of people really understand just how much value and how much he brought to the team, cause I think that he was overshadowed by Kyle Vanoy.
Vanoy was, well, he was a mouth piece for the Patriots.
He was a guy who became almost a spokesperson for the linebacking corps.
Jamie is kind of quiet.
He was being sort of, you know, he was in his coy with the media, but he's a quiet guy.
High Towers. A quiet guy.
Atlanta Roberts could drop some math bombs, but he's primarily a quiet guy.
John Bentley didn't touch talk to the media much Calvin Oi was that mouthpiece and college and noise gonna go make big money and he gets a lot of credit for the Patriots linebacking corps when really it was led by it was led by everybody, but the 23 leaders on the team was high Tower Vanoy and Jamie Collins.
I think that the combination of Jamie Collins and Dont'a Hightower could be justice devastating even without Kyle.
And that's not a knock on Van Noy.
That's my guy. Ah, love Kyle Vanoy.
He answered my question on his first ever YouTube logged there and put put up DP and on it.
So I was happy about that.
But and But I love him as a player anyways.
And he's probably one of the best trades Bill Belichick ever made.
Hands down, hands down.
One of the best trades, Bill balance, like ever made, was bringing in Kyle Vanoy.
And I think Jamie Collins, I don't know the appreciation form around the NFL could have, I think, Yeah, you know what? He could have been overshadowed.
So if he were to take a team friendly deal, Okay, let me just throw this out there.
If Jamie Collins were to take a team friendly deal and show the kind of leadership that he has shown that he can be that he was one of those catalysts.
With Van way off the team.
He could actually set himself up for another.
Big paintings will be 31 years old after next season.
Sign a one year deal, The pads be 31 of free agency and you can have one more big deal before sort of your career ends.
He could come up signs of big money deals.
I think if he signs now, he's gonna undercut himself in the market.
I think a lot of people are gonna undervalue what he brings to the team.
He needs one more season in the Patriot system to show what he has, and perhaps in 2021 with the Patriots have some more money freed up.
You consign a bigger deal with the past and just stay with them.
But if he ends up in a culture that doesn't fit him, we're going to start seeing toxic Jamie Collins again and toxic Jamie Collins doesn't play well.
What we didn't see out of him this time around that we saw The first time is the Patriots.
When he won the Super Bowl with the Patriots was his.
You know, he went into business for himself.
He would roam around the field.
He wouldn't be in positions, almost.
He wouldn't take the coaching.
He lost significant playtime.
Then he wanted big money and Bilbao check sent him off to Cleveland.
He was different.
This time around, he's matured.
You can see the maturity in him, and I think that if you were to take one more team friendly deal proved to the NFL that he was more than just a complimentary piece, but actually a huge piece on that linebacking corps.
He could set himself up some big money.
All right, Week two of the XFL started today, and I'll do a big sort of breakdown of the games.
I didn't get to watch much.
They watch a little bit of the defenders in New York, I think I watched the first half, but then I had stuff I had to do with my kids, whatever, So I didn't really get to watch him try to watch more tomorrow.
But I want to talk about a couple of the rules in the XFL and the ones that I'd like to see them adapt into the NFL.
So my first thing is the transparency of the instant replay.
That's my biggest thing when we watch.
Ah, and I like that.
There's no coaches challenge, either.
It all comes up from the booth, and I love that.
The referee on the field has nothing to do with the call.
It's always bothered me in the NFL, the old system in the new system.
Now the old system.
The referee would go look under the hood.
They would never want to change The decision, didn't want to embarrass their own guys on the field.
Now they're sitting there watching on a tablet.
Look at the replay with the booth.
The boot doesn't want to embarrass them.
How many times have we seen things been like, Oh, yeah, that's gonna be overturned and they come out and they don't overturn it.
There's no transparency around it.
You get some stupid Twitter thing from the NFL officiating or whatever, and that's it.
I love the XFL because you can hear that conversation between the booth and the referee and the referee has nothing to do with the decision.
He's not watching the replays, not nothing that's strictly coming from the booth.
Anything that's challengeable will be challenged.
If it needs to be.
It doesn't slow the game down.
I love that broadcasting piece I don't think the NFL will ever do.
But I love to seem adapt to that.
I love the extra point rule.
I think it brings an excitement to the game.
You can call it a little gim****y.
You can call it whatever you want.
I like that you had that option of 12 and three.
I like that at any point in the game and nine point game is the one score game.
I love that that a team has that option.
I think that if that happens, if you imagine watching the Super Bowl in the team's up by nine with 30 seconds left, the game is over.
Game's over and then you mean the game's over and then he friggin you in the XFL.
You can come down and that could still be a tie game and go to overtime.
I mean imagine that a team going for three.
I like that every extra.
I mean, I know that actually point Samantha's Patriot fans saw Stephen Gostkowski, but for the most part, we know one point is one point.
It's probably gonna happen.
I love that Every play means something.
I love the kickoff rule.
It doesn't get rid of the kickoff.
It's always returnable.
It's safer for the players.
If you haven't seen it.
The kicker kicks back from his own 35.
The defending players start on the 35 yard line.
There's no Gunnar rushing down the field 100 miles an hour trying to take somebody's head off.
The NFL is trying to eliminate kicks.
I don't want to see that happen.
They're experimenting in the Pro Bowl this year with the Either the other team starts at the 25 or you get the ball at your own 15 and it's like 1/3 or your own 20 and it's 1/3.
At the fourth and 15 you got one shot to pick up a first down instead of an onside kick.
I like that part of the rule.
I don't like no kick.
I think this is a great alternative to the kickoff, and I also like the clock.
I like the way the clock stops.
It's very much like the CFL, where no timeouts, 20 seconds left doesn't mean one play that could actually mean three plays.
I think it brings an excitement level at the end of the day.
To me, the NFL, it's entertainment and the Maur entertaining.
You can make it the better.
I love being entertaining.
I'm looking at some of these XFL rules.
I could just talk to you and thought.
Imagine putting the talent of the NFL players with thes rules.
How entertaining the game will be.
A game would never be over and game with the with the three point conversion and all that, a game would never be over.
You have the occasional blowout, but there'd be way more games.
That means something.
With 23 minutes left in the game, where teams not just right and clock management becomes depicting with way.
The clock stops under five minutes with the reset Atika basically take a snap, but they're only be a five second or 12th runoff off the clock.
I mean, that's huge that changes the game altogether, and I'd love to see the NFL adapt that.
All right, guys, it's not time to look at the football roundup or we cover all the up to date and news and rumors around football.
I got a bunch of stories for you and then, after the roundup, will get into your social media questions.
And if you have any questions on sports, concert will answer those.
All right, so the Houston Texans have cut Vernon Hargraves.
The Houston Texans reliefs their former first round pick Vernon Hard raise. On Friday.
The team announced the team will save $9.
59 million by not picking up the quarterbacks 50 year option for the upcoming Stephen upcoming season.
Hard Raises, 24 years old, was drafted 11th overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2016.
He was released by the box midway through the 2019 campaign and claimed by Houston Awful waivers in November.
The Florida product started 16 games as a rookie but has played in just 25 contests since.
In six games with the Texans, last season's hard raised recorded 21 tackles and two passes defended the Baltimore Ravens, They released Tony Jefferson, According to Alex, chipping of the score.
The Baltimore Ravens released them, the team announced on Friday.
Jefferson has spent three seasons with the club, was scheduled to count for $11.
66 million against the cap in 2020.
Baltimore will be stuck with 4.
66 million dead cat money.
But due to the move, the 28 year old Jefferson made five appearances for the Ravens in 2019 before a Tornado C L ended his campaign.
He started 30 games for the over the previous two seasons for Baltimore, racking up 153 tackles, three and 1/2 sacks, two interceptions and two forced fumbles.
His exit comes as no surprise, given that his high cap number, especially since the Ravens inked his replacement, Chuck Clark, to a three year extension at the beginning of the week.
Jefferson spent the 1st 4 seasons of his career with the Arizona Cardinals before joining Baltimore and free agency.
Now there's a report out there right now that there is mutual interest between Colorado and the Chiefs offensive corner Ben Immy.
This is according to Mike Ellis, Andre the score.
After Mel Tucker abruptly left Colorado to become head coach at Michigan State, the Buffaloes appeared to be eye in an NFL replacement.
Colorado has reached out to Kansas City Chiefs offensive quarter co ordinator Eric Ben Ami regarding his head coaching Bake their head coaching vacancy and there's primarily air preliminary mutual interest between two the two parties, a source told nine news.
Enemy played his college days for the Buffaloes and was the team's offensive coordinator from 2011 in 2012 before being hired by Kansas City.
Former Spartans Had coach marked on Daniel retired on February 4th, potentially leading to a number of changes in the college football landscape.
Tucker was announced as antennas replacement Wednesday, leaving Colorado scrambling to find a replacement.
Athletic director Rick George named Darren Chephren in term head coach.
Why the school begins its official search.
It remains to be seen whether Ben Ami would leave the NFL for the collegiate level.
He's one of the league's top assistance calling plays for the Super Bowl champion Chiefs and was considered for a number of head coaching vacancies over the last two seasons.
The Buffaloes finished five and seven and 2019.
Tucker's first and on Lee season at the helm.
The XFL, DC defenders in L A Wildcats traded defensive players.
This was on xfl dot com.
Los Angeles Wildcats traded defensive lineman Anthony Johnson to the D C defenders on Friday for defensive back Bradley Slide.
Johnson was placed on reserve slash left squad are left squad earlier this week by L A After he played in the Wildcats 37 to 17 loss at Houston on February eighth, he recorded two tackles against the run.
The Roughnecks slide that an interception return for a touchdown in D.
C is 31 in 19 win over Seattle on February 8 that Audie Field both players are eligible to play in Week two.
The defenders who played today against the New York Guardians and the Wildcats have their home opener on Sunday at three PM on ABC against the Dow's Renegades, the Drew Bledsoe do***entary offered an intriguing look at the Bill Belichick Robert Kraft dynamic.
This comes from Christopher Mason of Mass lives.
As Tom Brady looks towards free agency in March, plenty of speculated about Robert Kraft's roles in negotiation.
Well, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports ownership is willing to pay Brady in excess of $30 million.
The Boston Herald's Karen Grogan says that no dollar amount has come out of Bill Belichick smells yet.
This isn't the first time the owner and the coach I've been in an intriguing quarterback situation.
Back in 2001 Craft was a strong supporter of then franchise quarterback Drew Bledsoe, and when he got healthy, the owner wasn't crazy about Bella Checks.
Decision to stick with an unknown named Brady and Bledsoe's new East 60 do***entary craft offers a glimpse of what that dynamic was like.
I was heartbroken because I felt the connection to Bledsoe, and I think it was fair on a human.
I think it was, and I didn't think it was fair on a human basis.
Ultimately, Craft left the football decisions to Bella Jack, and it obviously paid off in a big way.
I could have stepped in, especially at the time, Kraft said.
I had a deep discussion with Bill.
I was bothered, but I trusted Bill to make the final decision and he's more capable than I am, although emotionally it was very difficult.
Brady and Belle check Super Bowl victories later.
It'll be curious to see if this president still stands and finally, NFL rumors.
The NFL plan N F L P A Plans leaguewide calls to discuss the new c B A proposal voting, and this comes from Blake's Shuster of the bleacher report ahead of a crucial vote to expand the NFL season 2 17 games.
The N f L P A is holding a series of calls available to every player to discuss the newly proposed collective bargaining agreement.
The N F L P A's last meeting of the 32 team player representatives on February 6 concluded without a vote on the matter.
The refs must have consent from 2/3 of the group before the vote moves into the full union, where simply majority will decide.
The outcome, according to ESPN, is Dan Gran Xeno.
The NFL play has scheduled a calls one for each division in an attempt to inform in here as many voices as possible ahead of the vote.
No deadline has been.
No deadline has been set by the owners for the players to hold the vote.
However, the passage of a longer season is seen as a crucial step in negotiations as the owners are steadfast in their desire for it.
In return for agreeing to an extended regular season and expanding the postseason, NFL owners are willing to make a series of concessions, including less punitive punishments for marijuana violations, higher minimum salaries, more restrictions on teams, off season training programs and a revenue split of above the 48% the players are currently receiving.
The 17 games season has come as a large point of contention as players are wary of the extra damage to their bodies throughout the year.
The owners, however, feel that this is an opportunity to greatly boost revenue and the league's broadcast right deals when it comes up for renewal in 2022.
A larger deal, of course, would also include more money for the players under the proposed C B A.
Well, time isn't yet a factor in negotiations between the two sides.
The current C B A is set to expire March 2021 that could creep up a lot faster if the players are unable to agree to a 17 game season.
A vote in opposition to the expanded season would likely send both sides back to the drawing board.
The NFL esteemed relative labor peace since it has endured a lockout in 2011 no regular season games for Mr in the Lockup.
But the league was forced to cancel the annual preseason Hall of Fame game.
And as of right now, that is the catch up for all of it.
And now we're gonna look into some of your guys questions that you sent me on Twitter and Instagram today.
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Here's the first question today.
Would you agree that Bill Ball check will only bring in free agents this year that take cap friendly contracts? I do agree with that, and I think this question came from Joe.
If I'm not mistaken, I do agree with that, Um, again, unless he's really pushing for a hunter, Henry and A. J. Green.
I think if you took those two guys out of the equation.
Possibly like an awesome Hooper as well.
I think in the offensive linemen, defensive lineman, linebacker, that kind of thing.
They'll all come out as they'll all have to be cheap free agents.
Spellcheck doesn't have a lot of money to spend.
He's gonna have to replace a lot of stuff in the draft, agree 100%.
I don't think that we're going to see PAL Jack make a lot of big moves in the Freon free agency this year.
Does Josh Norman have the skill set to play safety? And could he be a cheap replacement for D.
Mac? I do believe that Josh Norman does have experience as a safety.
I do not think that he's a cheap replacement.
He's a cheap replacement for D.
Mac, but I don't think that he's going to be, Ah, he couldn't play that position.
I think if you're gonna put him as a safety, you'd be a better fit in the strong safety position, which is currently occupied by Patrick Chung.
Even if you slipped the wrong harming into the number one spot, I don't think I don't think that Norman would be a good fit in the number two spot.
Um, as of this point right now, unless he's brought in to replace Jason McCord e instead of Devin McCourty.
If they do decide to really like I mean, if they could release Devin McCourty stayed the four million and get Josh Norman like on a $1 million deal, then that would be More of the replacement could see happening.
But Josh Norman is not the player that he used to be.
Don't let the name fool you.
He is not even coming back to the Patriot system.
I don't see Not happening, all right, This is definitely from joke is the long question.
Adelman is an agent star, but so new and Henry are both questionable At number two.
Maybe still a number three.
Myers is maybe a three or a four.
I think that's being generous.
Oshinsky over Joo Ross or maybe a five or six of Flocke up.
If lucky, would you be happy? If that was the 2020 core and depth of the position, I would be happy if they brought in a premier tight end like an Austin Hooper.
I think that the combination of settlements to New and Harry are good enough if they have a tight end outlet and you gotta a tight and L it and improve the offensive line so that they could get the run game going.
If you don't have a run game and you don't have a ah ah, tight end up the middle, those guys aren't good enough.
Now I do believe Baljic will address the wide receiver position, probably more than likely in the draft, if he doesn't bring in a J.
I don't think there's a chance that he brings in, I don't know, You know, I'm Ari Cooper.
Ah, one thing we could see is possibly Sanou being cut in.
Richardson being brought in cheap.
But that's not a signature. That's on an upgrade.
If anything, it could be less than an upgrade.
But no, I wouldn't be comfortable if they don't address the offensive line to get the run game going.
And they don't address the tight end position.
If those two get addressed very strongly, they have a really strong offensive line that could open up holes and the full backs are back and the tight end position is rocking and rolling.
Then I'm fine with those receivers.
You'll see separation in the field, especially with an old man. It's new.
And Harry, would I be comfortable with them in three years? Probably not.
My hopes is that belt that goes out gets a first round draft, gets Ah, not a first round, but gets a number one or future number one.
Wide receiver Harry could be a number two going into the future.
Who is the best Patriot besides stuff on Gilmore? I wish I would have given this some thought before I went, and I didn't just jot down the question, in my opinion, the best.
You know, I guess.
Outside of stuff on Gilmore, let's say all time Tom Brady are the best.
The best Patriot on the team is probably Julian Edelman.
Um, look what the guy did injured this year, dealing with a lot of double coverage.
And, ah, he still had, like, 1000 yards.
You mean like I think he's he's he's a workhorse, is very talented.
Even with all these drops, he was still playing amazing.
I mean, I think he's I don't mean That's why there's an argument about whether or not he's a hall of Famer.
And that's not me just being biased about.
You don't mean it because he's a patriot.
If you really look at him play.
He played phenomenal and the guy was so beat up.
So that would probably be the next best Patriot.
Who were your Patriots.
2019 mock draft picks.
That one came directly from Joe.
I know that question, Joe.
I'm gonna be 100% honest with you.
I cannot remember for the life of me.
I even spent 20 minutes a day going through all my old notes trying to find my mock draft. I know.
I never came out and did it.
I ran at a time. I will do it.
I'm trying to remember the players.
There was a tight end.
I really like that has, like, a Hawaiian name like McKay, McKay, Lee or something like that.
Ah, Depot Samuel was on my list of guys I thought that the Patriots would have would have drafted.
Um, I think I had the ah, Penn State quarterback who got drafted.
The hell was his name? You know, I'm bad with names you're trying to make me drop names that aren't Patriots players.
The team I primarily cover.
Ah, Penn State's quarterback draft 2019.
It's Ryan. Ivan Penn State.
No, Definitely wasn't Trace McSorley.
I know. I wasn't Trace McSorley.
Eso Let's not say trace make story.
Was that the Stanford quarterback? Maybe.
Was Stanford? No, I can't remember.
I can't even remember who the hell it was now.
Wasn't Eastern NFL 2019.
Quarterback draft picks, draft class.
Wasn't Gardner. Minshew wasn't Nick Fitzgerald.
It wasn't Eastern.
It wasn't Tyree Jax.
And it wasn't trace McSorley.
It wasn't Britain.
Wasn't Carl Thurston.
Maybe I didn't want a quarterback.
Maybe I'm maybe I'm making that up.
Like maybe I'm making it up.
Maybe I'm sitting here saying that I wanted a quarterback and I didn't.
It wasn't I would have loved calamari, but wasn't It wasn't Dwayne Haskins.
Drew lock Missouri E No, no, no, no, no, no, no.
What a dumb ass.
I am Daniel Jones.
That's who I I wanted the pages to pick up. That was my guy.
Um and I think that one day I'll be proved right.
Just like I was proved right for Lamar Jackson this year? Um, I did.
I've had a pretty good eye for quarterbacks the last three drafts.
And ah, I think Daniel Jones has I can write.
Could remember Daniel Jones.
It was Dan Hell Jones I wanted.
I wanted them to pick up.
I wanted them to draft up for, um I don't think you should have started for the Giants this year.
If he doesn't work, I blame it completely on the Giants.
I thought he should have had another year to develop.
He could have been the absolute at that point, I thought the absolute perfect piece for the Patriots.
Ah, he could be the absolute person piece for the Giants.
I think he started a year too early.
They should have just stuck with Manning, but yeah, and ah, that was that.
Um do you think Tom Millie or Tom Brady will walk away with for the 60 million? Is Andy Dalton's still available? That's one of my boys on hissed a gram that just likes to ride me about Andy Dalton.
I will not accept.
Andy Dalton is the quarterback of the Patriots, and this is where the patient's uniform then I will accept them as the quarterback.
But I won't be happy about it.
Stop asking me about Andy Dalton.
Ah, does a beer Josh Gordon play in the NFL again? How long until Burr Dez Bryant retire and unwanted free agent? I think that Antonio Brown is a better chance of playing in the NFL again over Josh Gordon.
I think that him starting to show remorse if you can get some mental health help, um, if I think if he doesn't box Jordan or Logan, Paul or whatever that may be, he has a better chance.
Josh Gordon may be done.
I mean, can he have another chance? How many chances can you have? He might have to be clean for two years before they give another chance.
By that time, it could be too late.
And Dez Bryant reminds me a marquee Flowers.
Guys that are just holding on too long.
Um, I think after this season does Brian will call it quits.
Do you think the Patriots trade for Odell Beckham Jr? No, I do not.
For two reasons. Number one.
I don't know how the Patriots could afford that Contract number two and makes zero sense for the Browns to trade him right now.
Ah, oh, BJ is happy, but his new coach to fancy going to Cleveland.
He wants to see how it works.
He's hoping the culture is gonna change.
You got Baker Mayfield there.
Freddie Kitchens is gone.
I think the fact that he's getting healthy, then Ah, I don't see it happening.
And Joel, you're right.
Callie Haley warring Amy's Hawaiian, and I know he's a wine because his grandmother commented on my YouTube video and taught me how to say his name because I was calling him, Ah, Calais or something like that or Ah, Kauai was calling Haley and was she was like, It's pronounced Kay.
She taught me how to say it.
That's who I wanted.
That was my I still think he's gonna be a great tight end.
I don't know if he's gonna be good in the NFL.
He would have been the perfect patriot, so he would have been our Aaron.
It would have been another hair and Aaron Hernandez for us.
CFL free agency like the XFL two or three point ah conversion.
Take the XFL Kickoffs. Perfect.
CFL free agency started this week.
It didn't start this week.
I had nothing to add to that Joe.
Questions, questions, questions.
Norman would be a one year prove.
A deal. He came in at one mill.
Yep, I agreed to you, Joe.
I think if you cut Jason McCord, who really kind of turned into the fourth corner back behind Jonathan Jones stuff on Gilmore and J.
Jackson, I would bring Josh Norman and from one million just to see what he does.
It stays money, they say three million by signing Josh Norman and cutting Jason McCourty, I agree.
Ah, Joseph, I have a lot of Buckeyes on my big board this year for the Pats, which prospects from your boys are worth taking.
All right, Joe, Ohio State draft class.
I will tell you right now.
Defense number one.
Defense is the way to go, obviously, Chase Young, but he's probably going to go number two in the draft.
I mean, look at the defensive ends that Ohio State produces Chase Young Bosa.
Hey, how are you guys? Not OS you fans when they could develop defense like that.
By then, Chase Young is gonna go second or third in the draft.
Ah, I want youto watch Dobbins, obviously. J. K.
Dobbins, whose a first round pick.
He broke records this year.
Um, like, absolutely killed records for a beat.
Beat Eddie George's record.
So look at Dobbins.
The Monte Arnett is a disgustingly good cornerback.
If the Patriots were going to go pick a secondary guy in the first round, they probably looking for a safety.
But if they wanted to, he's a great guy.
Devon Hamilton's a really good defensive tackle.
He could put in a cage. A hill is overrated.
Um, Jordan Fuller is a really, really, really good senior safety.
I think the Patriots could consider him or that should consider him.
He played. He's been fantastic.
Aah! Brandon Boeing.
The right tackle for Ohio is great, and if they were to get him, I think he might be a guest second round prospect.
But if they could get their hands on him, you move.
Isaiah went into the guard position that could really help things out.
Move him over to the left.
Austin Mack obviously is disgusting.
Um, he people will say that he didn't live up to expectations.
I believe that Austin Mack didn't play in the right system for him.
That's just my thing.
A lot of people.
Yeah, the guy's amazing.
I contested catches.
He was probably the best blocker for Ohio.
He's an amazing special teamer.
He could probably go as an undrafted free agent, possibly like 1/6 or seventh round pick.
Austin Mack did not fit the Ohio system, and I said that over and over and over again.
He did not fit the system, and that's where it iss.
And then Ah, I don't over.
Shawn Berry is a really good blocking tight end, so they could look at him.
That's really my list of guys.
I know a lot of people like a J Hill.
Well, uh, I want to see better fit.
Jalen hurts or Tyler Huntley.
Um, I'm not wearing guys.
You'd understand how hard this is for me to see right now.
I need to start wearing my glasses.
I'm gonna be honest with you, man.
I know who Jalen Hurts is.
Obviously I know.
Who Tyler Huntley is I don't No.
Tyler Huntley plays for Utah.
Something like that.
You know me. I got Oh, yeah, yeah.
No, I think Jalen Hurts is probably the guy gun Huntley short.
Well, now that Jalen Hurts is huge.
No, we can move.
I don't know if either of them are fit for the Patriots to be honestly are fit for the Patriots.
Honestly, Jordan, love is my guy Join love if they were gonna go for a quarterback.
Jordan love is my guy.
I've I've made my pick and I think that he would be a He would make the perfect fit for the Patriots.
Higgins is sick.
Ah, I think Higgins could be.
No. Higgins would be a fit for the Patriots.
He's got the speed he can.
He can bet the beacon.
He can cut off the defense.
He can get on top of them.
He can be that. Go to receiver.
You can move the chains.
He's What is he, like, six foot five or something like that? Or six foot four? He's like £220 boxes.
My only issue would be away from having a little bit more speed.
He's very similar to McKeel Harry in the skill set, and I think having similar skill sets like that could really throw things off.
I think you need the polar opposite.
Uh, I think you need the polar opposite of nickel. Harry.
You need a fast, speedy guy.
Kind of like a like a Hollywood Brown or something like that.
A guy who can cut off could cut off the top.
Ah, so that that's my thing is is just they had their big guy.
I think that he could come in.
Cage a handler is definitely a guy that could come in and make those catches slot guy.
He's like, What? Six Floyd or something died or No, you start six foot is like 559 We'd like a buck 20 soaking wet.
But he's got speed like freaking crazy polar opposite of of Nikkila.
Harry and I think that that's the way they kind of got a look at it.
He's a big body red zone threat.
I mean, look, Harry is hard to take down.
You put the ball in his hands, quick out rights and yeah, I make chicken legs.
That's probably the perfect way to explain it.
He's a baby, Tyree.
Kill, and you get on top of him and use him for your speed Use Harry. Just strength.
Edelman is your sort of cut through, man.
You could probably if you bring in.
Truthfully, if you brought um ah, handler in, you could probably move on from Mohammed Sunu.
Just that's it's my opinion.
He wouldn't be needed anymore.
Harry is your big man.
Julian Edelman's your middleman.
Hammer takes Ah, takes off the top.
And then you kind of have Jacoby Meyers in there to pause.
You know, Thio, plug and play.
And maybe that's what I consider bringing into Danny Amendola.
Just to be a veteran, sort of go to you're I mean, but yeah, no, it's Look, I like Higgins.
I just don't think that he fits.
Hammer him a big 10 guy, and I think he's probably the guy.
That's a good name to throw out their voice.
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