narratives change quickly in the NFL.
You know, last year I thought, but the running back position was changing.
I thought that the bell cow was making a return.
Not that it was in the same old than it used to be instead of carries it, it's about touches.
Instead of plowing in between the tackles, you gotta be able to catch the ball out of the backfield.
So we saw Lave Yon Bell hold out for a bigger part, and you got the contract that he wanted.
But then when he got what he got off once, he got his contract.
It hasn't really worked out so far now, obviously, that jets offensive line much to be desired.
But it is what it is.
Yesterday we had Todd Gurley released by the Rams.
They take on a $20 million dead cap over there next two years to release him.
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The only guy with a higher dead money Yeah, in NFL history who got released was Antonio.
So going back to the point I was making all right.
So who fit the mold that I was talking there are that select few, and you know we'll see when the time comes.
If these guys, you kind of get the contract that they deserve.
So say Quan Barkley is on that list.
Ezekiel Elliott obviously got his contract.
Caffrey wavy on belt.
These are all guys who can not only do damage in between the tackles, but can also catch passes out of the bathroom.
And it's not just catching passes out of the backfield.
Some of these guys like Barkley tomorrow.
McCaffrey belt can line up in the slot and feet, so they're almost defacto wide receivers as well.
Now, when you look it Melvin Gordon and even Todd Gurley to an extent girlies catching swing passes, he's catching screens.
But he's not running routes.
It is kind of the same thing.
He has improved as a past catcher since he was at Wisconsin.
No, the Badgers.
They're not really known for catching passes with backstage, obviously one of all time.
But, you know, with the Chargers, they have Austin necklace.
He's a better pass catcher and for the for the Chargers, you know, t bring back Melvin Gordon and pay him the money that he wanted these, Baxter Just not getting paid right.
The running back by committee has been the way it's going, and the San Francisco 40 Niners are even a more perfect example of this.
I mean, especially what they did this year and the success that they've had.
So having three backs at your disposal who could do all do different things is becoming the norm.
And we saw what the Niners didn't have.
It was Tevin Coleman, where he most hurt, and then Matt brief those three lots and lots of damage.
And, um, that's where the game is going.
So the running back position is not high, highly prioritized.
And that's the reasoning.
Why guys like Lady on Vellum, Ellen Borden tried to get their contracts and held out the way that they did and in process unprecedented fashion because the NFL is changing so much that these guys, you know, they go on the rookie contracts and then they don't get paid.
They play on the rookie contracts and get paid.
They don't get their extension, and that's what's going on, right? So you know, we'll see if this is something that changes.
But let's get into girlie specifically, and I got some nuggets on him.
Because the Rams and Sean McVeigh their offense is predicated on play action.
It's predicated on being able to run the football this past season.
Lots of injuries.
Hot Girl Who's got this degenerative knee condition? So he went from 4.
9 yards per carry in 2017.
2018 respect, respectively, the 3.
8 last year, but nobody on the team average more than four yards.
Malcolm Brown averaged 4.
9 and 2018 which is the same as as Girl, but now Brown averaged less than four yards per carry.
So we look at the rushing attempts in the numbers here.
Six Most rushing attempts in the NFL, 29.
0 last year, 17 25.1.
We ran it four times less, and look, if you go back and watch the Rams in 2018 they pound you.
Then they hit you with the play action than the beach.
A deep with Brandon cooks.
That's the way they played football 2018.
But you couldn't do that 2019 because the offensive line was in shambles through the injury.
And Todd Gurley just doesn't have the same explosion that he used to.
So it'll be really interesting to see if you can find some of the same success in Atlanta because Atlanta that the lines okay, it's all right. Run block.
You know, we'll see if you can find success there.
Uh, so those are the Nuggets on girly.
But you remember that 2018 postseason run C.
Anderson was getting the bulk of the carries.
The bulk of the work using one had 47 carries, as opposed to girlies 30 although Girlie did average 5.
3 yards for Carrie, as opposed to Anderson Sport Point.
So just a little, uh, knee injury history here for Girlie Tory's list left BCL two as a 2014 while he was at Georgia, so that's a big reason why I think he went to Atlanta was Georgia ties.
He's coming back home.
His his left knee became an issue in 2018 in last year.
So just that again.
All right, uh, going back to Melvin Gordon.
So what's his contract like? He agreed to a two year deal worth 16,000,013 20.
5 million guaranteed.
He's going to the Broncos, the joint Phillip Lindsay.
So this will be a new, interesting offense next year.
It's gonna be a fun offense.
The young offense.
We'll see if they can find success again.
Because Drew Lock took over late in the season, he went forward one for one as a starter.
Philip What? Lindsay has had success the last two years.
You put Gordon in the mix court. Would Sutton.
They got some pieces to work with, you know, see what Denver could do next year.
So you have solid signing for the Broncos.
Another nugget that I got here.
That's really crazy number.
So the 22 running backs we're taking in 2015 NFL draft, none of them or with the team that they're they're all going, Which means again, guys, we're playing out there rookie contracts and then not getting extended.
This is a dilemma.
This is a problem for the backs right now in the NFL work getting paid.
So there's that other nuggets, other news some stuff with Brady here.
So Tom Brady agrees to contract.
Now the thing that I found interesting no trade clause in no tag Klaus.
So two years, 50 million, all guaranteed can also make nine million in incentives.
5 million and incentives per year.
And the no trade clause.
That tells me specially no tag closet.
You gonna keep playing football after this two year contract? S Oh, there's that Ha ha Clinton Dix Creates agreed to a deal with the Cowboys.
It was one year, $4 million myself correctly.
So there's a good get for Dallas.
Uh, you know, the I needed some solid safety help over the last couple years, and he's a good safety, solid safety.
Uh, maybe he hasn't really panned out terms of it.
Henschel that he was supposed to be.
You know, I couldn't fix it in a lot of people.
I thought it would be an all pro.
You know, suffer God, um, to make them with four million.
Good deal for Dallas Andrews.
Five million of five years, $57.
So they keep Drew Brees and they're able to solidify that offensive line.
So Andrew's Pete's coming back.
So one of the best offensive lines in the league, you keep that unit together.
And, uh, there's that, uh, some news here for Philadelphia, you know, some some stuff that I got so dairy sleigh quarterback who was acquired yesterday from third, any fifth round pick.
So there was a report that I saw that I think it was.
So there was a rift between very slight and Matt Patricia, and there was something that came out in terms of what Matt Patricia said.
And all right, so So here's Here's what I got, he told me in front of the whole team in the team meeting room showed clips of me and practice getting a ball caught on me or so practice.
I posted a picture of a wide receiver on social media and he told me, Stop sucking this man's private.
So I'm like, Whoa, hold up where I'm from.
That don't fly because I wouldn't say that.
I wouldn't say to him to stop.
You know what to build Bella Check. I wouldn't do that.
I just not Mia's a van. It's disrespectful.
And so from there on, I was done with This was just one example that dairy slay provided.
So you know what this tells me? This tells me that every NFL coach does not understand emotional intelligence.
So you have a guy in Patricia here.
I'm assuming that he's trying to light a fire under Darius life, putting somebody down in an effort to motivate.
Now, this doesn't always work.
You know, you have to understand people.
You have to understand personalities.
You have to understand how somebody Tex and to not show somebody respect here.
How do you think variously is gonna Yeah.
This is not how you motivated athlete.
This is not the way to go.
This is something that, like, Chip Kelly.
So I guess you learned that one from Bill, You know? No fun, Bill.
Well, Matt, Patricia didn't like that.
That's not better. Change your waist.
All right, so that's it for the news for today.
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That's the news for today.