Dear Pats Nation.
What's going on and Your boy, Ray and welcome to my little show here, Live on SportsCastr and replayed on YouTube.
First I want to talk about is a story that I covered today for Techno Hole and it's Could the Patriots trade Mohammed Sunu? Now, look, a lot of Patriot fans would look at the Mohammed Sunu trade, and they probably look at it as a failure, you know.
And it's a failure, especially if you basic completely on his 2019 performance for the Patriots Bill Ball check.
He gave up a second round draft pick and he thought he was getting a good veteran receiver.
I thought, We're getting somebody who would really help the Patriots offense.
And really, all they got out of him was a stat line that looked almost less than pedestrian.
Now, of course, that has led to a lot of questions in this offseason, and it's Ken.
And should the New England Patriots trade? Mohammed's knew, And I guess the question is, is it really smart right now for the Patriots just to cut their losses and move on from Seenu and really, just try to get something back for all their troubles, look, to start the good news is, no matter what the Patriots do with the new from a financial standpoint, it wouldn't cost them anything to remove him from the roster.
All of the news Dead Cap is on the Atlanta Falcons books for the 2020 season, and if Bill Bala check couldn't find a trade partner and he needed to get rid of him, he could just simply release him.
What's important to remember is the only reason that you release Mohammed's knew is if you have somebody that you're going to replace him with.
As much as the new struggled as a member of the Patriots in 2019 and even though a lot of people are going to judge him by the value that the Patriots gave up for him, Seenu is still a better option than Gunnar Oshinsky.
It looks new, has a cap it.
5 million which is actually a pretty decent deal for a receiver of his caliber.
Don't forget, prior to coming to the Patriots, it's a new had success in Cincinnati, had success with Atlanta, and before getting injured, he was having success with the Patriots again.
I still think there was a lot of pressure on Seenu.
I think that he was trying to learn the offense, and I think having the weight of the world of trying to fix and solve all the problems on the Patriots offense was just too much for him.
That's where we saw the drop balls.
And there is a possibility that he could be eradicated and have a big bounceback season next season.
Now, let's say, though the Patriots try and they acquire Stefan Diggs Stephon Diggs from the Minnesota Vikings, then Sanou would become a fairly expandable piece for the Patriots.
You'd already have Julian Edelman.
You'd have to kill Harry.
You have Jacoby Meyers, you have gonna row Schatsky.
You'd probably add another receiver, throat the draft, and then you would have big.
That would add to the roster release into new or trading him for 1/3 or fourth round draft pick.
And then signing somebody like Paul Richardson would be a terrible loss for the Patriots.
Richardson would be a significant downgrade, oversee new, and the Patriots wouldn't be picking a premiere player and is enticing as it sounds, just to move on from Mohammed's knew the Patriots can't just make a move for the sake of making a move the Patriots is can't move on with from Seenu.
Without a backup plan, there needs to be somebody in the wings that's gonna come through and be able to replace any sort of production that he can bring in.
The on leeway that you move on from Seenu is if you're replacing them with somebody better, and unless you're getting the digs, unless you're signing in a J. Green.
If I'm the Patriots, I would really consider whether it was actually worth it, because you're not gonna get unless it's the top premier guy.
You're really not gonna find anybody in that sort of second and third tier market.
That's gonna be an upgrade from Seenu.
So the pages got to be careful with that.
There's this developing story in Cincinnati right now, and a lot of people are weighing in on it, and it's not getting a whole lot of play, and I think it should be getting more than it is.
But that's whether or not Joe Burrow is or should or whatever going to refuse to play for the Cincinnati Bengals, and it's not really crystal clear yet, but it's looking more and more like Joe Burrow.
The obviously the consensus number one draft pick in the 2020 draft is not thrilled about the potential of the Cincinnati Bengals making him their future franchise quarterbacks.
Now, these rumblings about burro and, you know, and that has become sour towards the Bangles.
It started on Super Bowl weekend when a former Bengals quarterback, Carson Palmer, said that the Bengals were not interested in winning the Super Bowl.
Now, on the surface, that really didn't tell us anything.
But when it was revealed later on that the borough family had hired Carson's brother, Jordan, to help prepare borough for the draft, Carson's words took a lot more meeting.
It took on a lot more meaning, I should say, And you know, in the borough, family has now been eyes now trying to calm those rumors.
At first, they weren't really saying anything.
But Joe's mother, Robin, came out, and she was recently asked in an interview about you know, bro, not wanting to be drafted by the Bangles, and she said that they have no idea where the stories coming from her exact words were quote.
We have no idea where that comes from.
It's a story out there that someone has created that doesn't have any substance from our perspective.
At least end quote Now that should I guess, temper some Bengals fans fears for now.
But I'm telling you that this story is not going to go away any time soon, and it's something that, as we get closer and closer to the draft, is gonna become more and more prominent.
On top of all that, former number one overall draft pick Steve Bartowski recently said that Joe Borough should follow in Eli Manning's footsteps and refused to play for the Cincinnati Bengals if he's taken with the top pick in the draft.
He actually personally gave this advice to the borough family on Sunday night when there was drained the Davey O'Brien Award, uh, honoring the L S U star.
Here's what he said, he said, quote their Ohio guys.
Bartowski the Atlanta Falcons topic in 1975 set, according to Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star Telegram, I might have offered them by telling them that if it's the Bangles I think I pull on Eli Manning on that one.
I said, You've got a chance to do that.
John Elway kind of set the tone than the Mannings delved into their delved into it after Eli was picked by San Diego End Quote.
Now, of course, as we know, Manning famously refused to play for the San Diego Chargers.
He forced them to trade his rights of New York Giants during the 2004 draft.
When he did it, he threatened to pursue a baseball career after be taken number one in 1983 by the Baltimore quoth cold to eventually traded him to the Denver Broncos.
Now the borough situation is a little bit different than Manning and Elway, though, because to date the borough family has been consistent that there's nothing to the story.
Manning and his father, Archie, made it clear that Eli didn't want to play for the Chargers, and Elway was clear that he didn't want to be a colt.
So it's not a slam dunk yet that Berle doesn't want to go to Cincinnati, But you can't help but wonder in this kind of situation.
Where there smoke there really there could be fire.
Comments on Sunday that he has leverage as the presumptive top overall pick in that, of course, helped fuel the speculation that he would prefer to play elsewhere.
He said, Quote, The Bengals have their process and I have my process of borough.
We haven't even gotten to the NFL combine yet.
There's a lot of things that happened leading up to the draft and a lot of information gathered end, quote and look.
The Bangles are in a no win situation.
If this is the case, if Brooke doesn't want to play for them, they're in a no win situation.
They can't be bullied by a prospect because a former quarterback told them that the Bangles don't wanna win a Super Bowl.
But on the other hand, do you really want to move forward with the quarterback who doesn't want to be there? Maybe you take him.
Maybe you trade him.
Maybe you try to get something in return, but it'll probably end up with Eli situation look, and there's no way that we're gonna know the situation.
But Shadow Joe Cinco revealed on Twitter that he will be taken burrow out to dinner before the draft, and there's no way to know what the dinner is gonna be all about.
But he said, quote having dinner with Borough prior to the draft toe.
Let him know he's in great hands because the F in city rocks and everybody will love you. End quote.
I'm not sure if they're sending Johnson there to change his mind, or if Burrow will, you know, actually try.
You know, I don't know to deter the Bangles from drafting him at the end of the day.
This is sort of one of those developing stories.
It's one of those things that are going to keep getting talked about over and over and over again until we get the draft night and it's that simple.
It's just a story that's not going to go away.
Also, I didn't talk about this last night, and I wish I would have, so I'm gonna talk about it today.
But the Seahawks signed tight end Greg ALS into a one year, $7 million deal.
He'd been making his way around the NFL since he became a free agent a couple weeks ago, Um, in the Seattle Seahawks.
They announced on Tuesday that day and Olson have agreed to terms on a contract.
The deal, of course, is where $7 million per year, and that includes $5.
5 million in guaranteed money.
Ah, atleast that's what Adam Schefter is reporting right now.
We all know that Olson in the Carolina Panthers, they mutually parted ways at the end of January.
That was following his ninth season with the Panthers and then also made his way around the NFL.
He visited with the Washington Redskins.
He went and saw the Buffalo Bills, and, of course he went, saw the Seattle Seahawks, and then news broke.
Ah, you know that there weren't any other reports of a front runner in the Olsen sweepstakes in Seattle. Got him.
Now, look, this is my opinion.
$7 million is a lot of money for an old tight end, and as far as I'm concerned, this Seahawks have just rocked the entire tight end market.
This free agency that's actually full of tight ends, you know, I don't know, man, look, with nothing really exciting and no riel, exciting prospects coming out of the 2020 draft free agents like Austin Hooper and Hunter Henry and Tyler Eifert.
They should be sending Olsen bottles of wine for the way that he just drove up the market.
All three of those guys are younger, and they're more talented than Greg Olsen is right now.
You know, Olsen may have been more talented than all of them, or two of them are definite, more talented than Eifert in his prime.
But the way he is right now, they're all more talented.
So Eifert, who is probably sitting around that $7 million mark before Olson signed his deal.
I wouldn't be surprised now if he demands anywhere between 88 and 1/2 1,000,000.
You got Hooper and Henry, who were already expected to be big ticket players this year, And they're going to me now commanding money north of 10 million per season, because if Olson is worth seven, they're definitely worth 10 and higher.
That's not gonna have a lot of teams digging a little deeper into their pockets to secure an established tight end.
You know, there are people up there who were questioning why the New England Patriots, who, by the way, are desperate for a tight end.
People were wondering why they didn't pursue Greg Olsen in this new contract with the Seahawks.
Explains it all.
That's a lot of money for a guy who hasn't been in his prime in at least three years and I don't know, you know also made 14 appearances for Carolina, 2019.
He made 52 catches for 597 yards.
That was a phenomenal year when you compared to the way the Patriots tight ends performed.
He also had a couple of touchdowns.
He got derailed by foot injuries for two seasons prior to that, and he had three straight 1000 yard campaigns.
That was from 2014 to 2016 2016 was a long time ago.
Now, as for what they did, what he does in Seattle, he gives the Seahawks a viable starter because there is a chance that will displease who's recovering from ah torn Achilles.
He won't be ready to go at least the beginning of the 2020 season.
If this Lee is able to golden all, Olson will drop down to the tight end to spot.
Russell Wilson, for his part, desperately needs people to throw the ball to.
And obviously, the Seahawks believe that Olsen could be one of those guys.
Well, remember the Seahawks? They signed Josh Gordon after he was released by the Patriots, and things were working out okay until Gordon was suspended again.
And Wilson also needs better protection.
That poor guy was running for his life last season, and Olsen could provide.
There's some reprieve with his blocking.
Also began his career with Chicago back in 2000 and seven.
He's gonna be 35 in March.
The guy was actually contemplating retiring for a broadcast career before he came back and signed with Seattle.
I mean, look for a guy like Greg Olsen.
The Seattle Seahawks made a deep, heavy investment, and on Lee, Time is gonna tell if it really pays off and we're just gonna have to see.
So those were the stories that I was covering for? Ah, for techno hole today and here on SportsCastr.
As you guys know, I dig around the Internet trying to pull up all the biggest stories around the end of the play around XFL, NFL CFL doesn't matter sharing with you and give my opinions and I read an article today.
State reasons to be optimistic about Tom Brady Patriots reunion This comes from Patrick Morgan of Patriots wire.
I believe it says even if Tom Brainy finds his way to free agency for the first time ever, the New England Patriots should feel good about their chances of retaining him.
In case you haven't been following the New England Patriots much much since their untimely exit from the 2019 playoffs, things haven't been turning up roses for the sixth time Super Bowl champions as of late.
For starters, the team has a long limbed laundry list of players headed towards free agency, including Devin McCourty, Kyle Van Noy, Jamie Collins, Joe to me and one Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr.
Even if they manage to retain most or all of those guys, the Patriots still have significant holes that they need to plug in their roster before next season gets underway.
Tight end, wide receiver, guard defensive lineman, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.
To top it off, there are also expected to face the toughest schedule in the NFL next season.
No franchise has a harder path back to the playoffs, and the Patriots, based on the 2019 winning percentages.
The path gets a whole lot easier, though, if they don't lose their marquee free agent this spring, scratch that.
The path gets a whole lot easier if they don't lose the NFL's marquee free agent this spring.
For the first time in 20 years, the Patriots starting quarterback could be someone other than Tom Brady.
New England had their opportunity, the lock up Brady with a multiyear extension, and they chose not to do so at the time.
I understand the bleeding.
They were just a bit apprehensive about what the future might hold if they found himself how hamstrung by a large contract dedicated to a decline in legend in his mid forties.
But here's what I say that guys, when you look around the team in the league and you look at the rumors and you look at all the people that the Patriots are taught her, that the media is linking Tom Brady, too.
The only team that actually makes sense for Tom Brady to sign with is still the New England Patriots.
And this has nothing to do with legacy.
And I know that a D came out the other day, and he went off about how you know $60 million is a lot of money and Tom Brady can't just give up $60 million he gets, that is, First of all, Tom Brady's wife is worth like, 325 million.
I was just at the mall today.
Pick up the DP Annette.
But I was at the mall today, walking through a department store towards Lids.
Were my hats like to pick it up and all over the place? Was Giselle not in person, obviously, But pictures? Brady, who I guess, has taken lots of cuts from the Patriots.
When I was researching Hiss salary the other day, I didn't know this until, like three days ago.
In total, since the year 2000 here he was drafted.
The Patriots have paid Tom Brady $235 million that they're not starving, and I'm not a point where I don't believe I've decided.
I don't believe that at the age of 42 turning 43 before the season starts, Tom Brainy is concerned about money.
I believe that Tom Brady wants to see his commitment from the Patriots to make the offense better not reload the defense, not reload the special teams, not bring in the same cast of characters and give it another try.
Brady wants weapons.
Brady wants better offensive lineman or at least better offensive line depth.
And there's no way he's got to know he can't accept a $30 million contract on top of the 13 million the Patriots are going to get hit in dead cap because of his deal.
It's expiring March 18th and I do believe that Brady's not going to sign until after March 18.
So the pages were going to incur that hole.
13 million, which drops him down to about 29 million left to spend unless they move on from big.
You know, some of the free or some of their veteran guys like Oh, Marcus Cannon like, um Mohammed Sunu.
But you have to replace those guys if you release them.
I just can't see Tom Brady saying, Hey, I'm gonna screw this franchise just so I can sign with somebody else now.
A report came out yesterday.
I can't remember if I talked about on the show or not, but a report came out yesterday that they believe that Brady and the Patriots will be talking after the combine combines coming up in Just what about a week or so It goes till March 1st.
And then after that, the Patriot will be focusing on re signing Tom Brady.
I just don't see it.
I just don't see Brady caring that much about money.
There's also a rumor that the Patriots want to wait until the sea of a new C B A is gonna be signed, because that's going to affect things.
Thank you, Joe, for sending that to me on Twitter.
It's very interesting article, something I may want to take a deeper dive into tomorrow.
I didn't have time to do a deep dive yet, but it's something I will want to talk about.
But there was an article that came out today on the score by Alex Chip in, and there's a report that the owners could vote on a new C b A.
By the end of the week, the story goes like this.
NFL owners in the NFL's Player association representatives could vote on the new proposed collective bargaining agreement C B A.
By the end of the week And that's coming from Dan Guardino of ESPN.
All 32 owners are scheduled to attend a meeting Thursday in New York City.
Whether NFL P raps have a conference call arrange for Friday approval on a new C B A requires 3/4 of the owners and 2/3 of the player raps to vote.
Yes, the NFL in the n f L P A have met several times in an effort to hammer out a new agreement before the 2020 league year begins in mid March.
The existing C B A will expire after the upcoming campaign.
The greatest sticking point right now between the NFL in the n f L P A has been the owners insistence on adding 17 regular season contest.
The proposed to be a would give the NFL an option to expand the regular season by one game at some point between 2021 2023.
I did read an article yesterday that the players would be more open if the if they could start to 20 of the 17 game schedule in 2022.
I do not know why that number is, but there it is.
I also briefly read a report today that I might explore more tomorrow and talk about on the show that I wasn't able to really give the full attention to today, but that the player that the new C B A could expand the playoffs to six wild card games.
Right now, we get four.
We could see two extra teams in each division make the playoffs, which obviously that's more revenue, and that's more revenue for everybody.
That's more revenue for the broadcasters.
That's more revenue for the National Football League.
That's more money for the N F L P A.
In the players, that's just more money around, more money and more time that we can spend on the NFL.
The question that I want to throw out all the football fans out there is Do we need more NFL football? And I debate on this because if we start expanding this too much, does it still have the same appeal and I get It's not an 82 game season I get.
It's not the same with other professional sports.
I always say that the NFL off season is the longest off season in sports and it's the quickest season to go buy.
It goes by like that.
Has it gone a little bit slower in a little bit faster since I started doing a show strictly based on football, 100% Has it got a little bit easier now that I don't just talk about the Patriots 1000% but it's still a long off season.
We're still in February.
We still got to go through the combine.
We still got to go to free agency.
We've got to go through the draft.
We got to go through mini camp.
We got to go through camp.
We got to go through the preseason.
September is a long way away and yeah, the preseason gives us a little preview of what to expect in the upcoming season.
But come on, let's face it, it's not the season.
So I don't know if we want to see more football.
It's definitely something again.
I said I'm going to explore.
It's definitely something I want to talk about but I got it.
I got to think about a little bit more so I will cover some more C b A stuff tomorrow I will go through the article that Joe sent me.
I will look at the other article that talks about expanding the playoffs and what the players are thinking.
There's a lot to talk about with the C B A.
We've talked about it a little bit on the show.
I think we're at a point that we got to talk about it a little bit more and as we go now as we got CB a negotiations.
Tom Brady Hit in free agency The Washington Redskins today decided to keep Adrian Peterson employed for at least one more season, exercising his 2020 option.
This comes from Mike Allesandro again of the scores at the Washington Redskins announced on Wednesday that the exercise the 2020 club option on running back Adrian Peterson's contract Peterson will turn 35 in March.
He was Washington's leading rusher in each of the last two seasons.
Adrian Peterson is the epitome of what it means to be a pro in this league, head coach Ron Rivera said in a statement.
Adrian's leadership, compassion towards the game of football will set an example of what is expected of the players in this program.
Moving forward, end quote The future Hall of Fame runners signed with the Redskins Skins prior to the 2018 campaign after being released by the Arizona Cardinals, he quickly moved to be a useful commodity in the wake of Darius Gucci's knee injury.
Peterson is a seven time Pro Bowler in a four time first team All Pro selection who ranks fifth in league history with 14,216 career rushing yards.
He'll likely split carries with juicing 2020 for his 14th season.
And it's just amazing to me that we just keep seem players get older and older and play longer and longer.
As I said last night when I talked about Drew Brees committing to returning back to the Saints.
Father Time is getting soft or football players are getting stronger.
Adrian Peterson's gonna be 35.
Greg Olson is gonna be 35.
Tom Brady's gonna be 43.
I mean, there's a lot going.
There's a lot of old guys in the National Football League now still playing at higher levels and then you got the old guys and then you got the young guys who are still trying to compete for things, So Drew Brees has decided to come back.
What does that mean for Taysom Hill? Michael Sondra? The score covered that when he says The Hills Saints Hill is content with the role behind Breeze because he's in no hurry to leave.
So Taysom Hill is crafting an eggs.
If Taysom Hill isn't crafting an exit strategy from the New Orleans Saints following Drew Brees is will return in 2020.
Hill, an impending restricted free agent, previously declared his desire to become a starting quarterback and said earlier in February he might need to leave the Big Easy to make that happen.
He would have been a candidate to replace Bree that the Saints starter, but the later announced Tuesday that he's postponing retirement in favor of another championship push.
It appears that Hill isn't rushing anything in the wake of the decision, he said. Quote.
At the end of the day, I look at Drew coming back and maybe I'm not playing quarterback, which is ultimately where I want to have an opportunity to play in the NFL, but there are still going to be opportunities for me to make plays, Hill said Tuesday on the Adam Schefter podcast quote, I can tell you in New York a unique experience for me that most backup quarterbacks don't get is I'm in the huddle, withdrew on game day.
That is, in that to me, is invaluable.
A quarterback by trade, Hillis spent three seasons playing a gadget role for the Saints offense while also contributing on special teams.
29 year old has rushed for three touchdowns and caught six more, but he's still looking for his first career six point past.
I think there's a process of being a restricted free agent, said Hill.
My agent and I are gonna go through the process and we'll see what happens.
But I'm in no work hurry to leave New Orleans.
I have goals and I have a vision for myself as to what I can do in the NFL.
I've never been treated in a way that would lead me to believe that the vision I have for myself is not the same vision that coach Sean Payton has for me as well as the other guys on the staff.
So I'm in no hurry.
But I also think that there's an important element of being a free agent.
You finally have the opportunity to sit down and say, What are my goals? What are my visions for myself? And then you see who shares those same thoughts as you do.
It's super early, so I have no idea what's gonna happen.
But we'll go through that process and we'll see that.
What happens? So I believe that Hill will be returning to New Orleans even as an understood your free agent.
I believe I said it yesterday.
If the New Orleans Saints wanted to show good faith, they would make Hill Breezes back up, move on from Teddy Bridgewater.
Give Bridgewater a shot to try to go somewhere where he can start.
I was thinking that the Washington Redskins would probably be a good spot for Teddy Bridgewater.
I think he could fit there with Ron Rivera.
He pleads a similar game to Cam Newton Mobile quarterback, and I think that that's where they can go.
Hill, on the other hand, has been linked to the New England Patriots.
I don't know why I think that the media is just seen the Patriots and thinking, Oh, he plays quarterback.
He could be the quarterback of the Patriots.
We don't even know it's been three years.
We don't even know if the guy can actually play quarterback.
Now, coaches on the team who seem in practice and see him throwing the ball believe he can.
We can pretend that we know we can pretend that we have an idea.
But at the end of the day, we have no idea if Taysom Hill can actually play quarterback.
So I don't see Bill Belichick taking that kind of risk in bringing him on.
I do believe that the Saints want to give him an opportunity.
I think it was the old special teams coach who said, I believe he believed that Taysom Hill would one day be the starting quarterback off the New Orleans Saints.
So if that's the case, I don't think he's leaving.
I think they're given the opportunity now.
I got one cup to more stories for you.
One coming out of the XFL, one coming out of the Double A.
This one is coming out of the XFL and it's also coming out of the CFL, so I'm just jacked from I can eat himself right now.
But former Toronto Argonauts S J.
Green has been traded to the Tampa Bay Vipers is coming of Steven Rat Chuck off the xfl dot com It was pretty huge news a couple of weeks ago when S J.
Green decided to sign with the XFL when his CFL contract had expired.
At the time, we had expected him to land up in Tampa Bay on Lee for him to be picked up off waivers by Jim Zorn in the Seattle Dragons.
Well, we weren't that far off the mark. S.
Green has just being traded to the Tampa Bay Vipers from the Dragons in exchange for linebacker Corey Tumor.
Green previously played for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League alongside Vipers coach Marc Trestman.
Green was signed by the Montreal Ella West is a free agent in 2007 and played with them for 10 seasons from 2007 till 2016.
Green was previously a member of the New York Jets and played college football at South Florida.
This may be the spark that the Vipers need.
Tampa Bay is playing their first home game this weekend against the undefeated Houston Roughnecks at Raymond James Stadium as we've seen trades move fast in the XFL.
Anthony Johnson was traded to the D C defenders last Friday and played with the team Saturday in the early game.
Chances are we meet Macy S.
Green suited up for the green this weekend, and I bet that Trestman is hoping that's the case.
The Vipers are in a dire need to win.
And what's better way to do that than at home against one of the two undefeated teams in the league? One thing that they did not mention is Marc Trestman was also the coach of the Montreal Alouettes When S.
J. Green played there.
He also won a Grey Cup, which is the Super Bowl of Canada.
When Trestman was the coach of the Argos two years ago or three years ago, I can't remember.
I know Trestman was fired the next year because that's what they do in the CFL.
You win the Grey Cup one year, you're fired.
The next year he was fired.
Hears you want to hear how we do things in Canada.
You want to talk about all Canadians are so nice and that kind of thing.
Marc Trestman was fired on the team bus.
They were coming back from a road game.
He was on the bus with his players and he was informed that he was fired.
That's how that's how nice Canadians are.
So the next time you all come and say all Canadians are so nice Canadian Justin eyes.
We ain't that nice, boys.
Way ain't that nice at all Because we will fire you on the team.
Plus, in front of your players were that cold Anyways, Stu Green's actually really good receiver.
It's gonna really hurt the Argos.
He was probably the only decent receiver that the Argo has had on the team for this summer.
We thought there was a good chance that he could be re signed here in Toronto.
He's obviously not.
He's on now. Ah, down in the XFL.
It's down for us.
And, Ah, I think you should do well for Tampa Bay.
I will be watching intently this weekend to see exactly how that goes.
Now I got one more story for you before we wrap this up for the night and it's Ah, the Tennessee's Trey Smith won the Jason Witten man of the year award.
This is coming from The Associated Press.
Tennessee offensive lineman Trey Smith has won the Jason Witten collegiate Man of the Year, given annually to a Division one football player who has shown exceptional courage, integrity and sportsmanship on and off the field.
The award was given out Tuesday night of the Dallas Cowboys practice facility.
Other finalists included Air Force quarterback Isaiah Sanders in Southern Care off Carol, California wide receiver Michael Pittman.
Smith's career was in question after blood clots were found in his lungs in 2018 but he came back to earn first team all Southern Eastern Conference honors.
This past season, Smith has led code drives for the Knoxville area Rescue Ministry each of the last two seasons.
Over 1000 coats were donated each year.
Smith also frequently speaks to youth groups and elementary schools.
A $10,000 contribution and Smith name will go to the school's athletic scholarship fund.
The contribution will be made by Witten's Score Foundation, not a breaking pressing story, not something that you know.
We're gonna probably remember tomorrow.
But I wanted to honor that kind of award.
What a good kid comes back from blood clots, the same thing that knocked David Andrews out of this season doing co Dries man just given back to the community.
Any time we have a Man of the War a Man of the Year award, I think you've got to acknowledge it, whether it's a professional player, whether it's a college player.
We all remember how proud we were of Star of Matthew Slater when he got the Walter Payton Man of the Year awards.
He got a tip your hat.
Way to go, young man.
Way to come back.
Way to fight back from your basically a what? Life threatening health ailment and coming back.
And that's what I got for you guys tonight.
Thank you so much for tuning into the show.
Thank you, The SportsCastr, for giving me the opportunity to come out here each and every night and talk to Pats Nation.
Thank you know, and football fans all over the world.
I'm still working on this whole not on Lee talking about the Patriots.
Take youto football fans and Patriot fans and everybody who comes in here and watches me every night.
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Well, thank you guys for coming in on there today.
I put up my 1st 7 round mock draft.
Did you haven't read it yet? Go over to Tech Mo whole.
Not techno bowl, but techno hole.
See my Patriots seven round draft pick.
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That's at DPM Underscore, Ray, if you ask me a question, I will try to address that.
I didn't get many last night, so I decided to skip the key 18 tonight.
Hopefully do a little bit of a longer one tomorrow.
My voice held out tonight.
I'm happy about that with all that being said, Guys, thank you so much for tuning in.
Without all of you, I would just be a big fat football fan screaming into a microphone with nobody listening.
Well, that being said, guys, thanks so much to man.
Take care. You're welcome.