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Um, Just going do little talk about this brain and cooks trade.
Um, obviously not ideal for brain and cooks.
Um, just in, like, overall kind of feel for his career.
Ah, he's This is what his fourth team in as many years are.
So obviously, you're in front of saints to the Patriots, Patriots, the Rams and Rams.
Now the Texans really highly productive player.
I don't think he gets enough credit for, um, what he has accomplished in his career.
Um, obviously last year, that took kind of a hip.
I think that stem back to his stint with New England, where, you know, he got banged up in the Super Bowl.
Um, he kind of got a little bit of a bad rap in New England just because maybe off that Super Bowl, not because he got knocked out, but there was a reverse early in that super Bowl.
Ah, where he no, just tried to jump over someone.
So, using its speed blah, blah, blah.
But that's, you know, whatever.
Um, as faras his concussions go.
That's obviously the big red flag with Brandon cloaks.
However, the Rams felt comfortable enough with his history to give him.
So the ah, a really big deal are really big extension on the Rams Gonna be eating that.
4 million, I believe in dead cap space.
In this Brandon cooks move.
Um, which is kind of how we're gonna start this one out.
Just talking about it from programs.
Point of point of view.
8 million in dead cap space out.
That's not easy.
You know, it's not easy to take, you know, take that hit.
I mean, they gave up a first round pick for, um, brain and cooks.
Um, you know, like they just Yeah, it's tough when they signed him.
Five year, $81 million contract before the season.
So they're gonna be eating 20.8.
They already paid him $4 million.
Roster bonus was dude, I'm 203rd day of the league year.
So obviously, in two seasons with Ramsey's, he was very productive.
122 receptions, 1787 yards and seven touchdowns.
So you can't fault that production at Coop 34.
What's up? Um, you can't bump with that production at all.
So I don't know how you guys feel.
Um, the public about ah, this is trade from the Rams angle.
Um, I just think it's a little bit of a tough situation that the Rams found themselves in with all this, you know, dead cat money and everything else like that.
So it's really, um, crazy situation.
So according to Warren Sharp Ah, Alex Guru, the Rams are spending 74 million so they can have Jared Goff and not have Todd Gurley and Brandin cooks on their roster.
They're eating $38 million in dead cap between girly and cooks, So girlies $2020.
2 million cooks a 17.
8 million, and they're spending a $36 million Capitan golf, which is number one NFL.
So there you go.
$74 million for not having girly and cooks on your team and paying golf at quarterback so yeah, like I get it.
All right, so the rams obviously feel like they are not contending this year.
Um, so they've moved on from those two guys with massive contracts, which will, you know, free up some space for remaining years.
Um, however, you know, what does that say to your fans about this year psych there? Um, kind of just packing.
And I guess I mean, they're not innocent spot.
Um, when you have that much, you know, union salary cap, hell, like they were, you have to make some radical choices and getting a second round pick.
Um, for Brandon cooks at this point is probably pretty pretty great value, considering what the Texans.
And we'll get into that in a minute.
But what the Texans traded Hopkins for, so, uh, also with Warren Sharp, he said the Rams will turn to compete in 2020 while spending approximately 45 million of the 198 million cap on players no longer on their team.
That's 23% of the Rams 2020 cap being spent on non rams.
It's all I don't know if you guys have watched Moneyball, they have Dave Justice in there, and, um, being comes down talks to him.
He's saying, like, you know, the Yankees are paying.
He's like, you're paying me x amount of dollars to, you know, be on the scene.
He's like, No, we're not paying you.
The Yankees are paying you not to be on a team, so I kind of reminds me of this a little bit is a little bit different, but that's what I think of when you know the Rams are paying, you know, $45 million that to the guys that aren't on the team anymore.
So, um, in the spring of 2018 the Rams signs hot, girly and brain and cooks to mega deals worth $94 million guaranteed.
Those two players combined for 26 touchdowns, 47% of the team total at 3035 yards, 38% of team total on the Rams made the Super Bowl in 2018 Spring 2020 Rams dumped both players and 8 $40 million in dead cap.
So I don't know what this says about, you know, paying skill players.
I just coming from kind of a Patriots angle from it.
Um, you know, being a fan of theirs for this long, they just really don't pay skill players.
Um, I haven't really done in the past.
So, um, I I don't know what this says about it, because, um, besides probably the chiefs of recently, um, no one really had, like, hi.
Paid my receivers that they were just gushing money, too.
So are giving money to Terry.
Kill obviously got his deal last year, which was, you know, actually, probably a better value than anything because of all the legal stuff that was going on with Terry kill.
So I mean, obviously, they were paying semi walking a lot of money.
Um, but they could afford that a little bit because of Mahomes contract, but that swimming.
So I don't know what it says about paying running backs and paying skill players, but does it? It's not Omnia sign.
Um, I just don't think you can do it long term.
You might be able to pay one of them, but tohave to really high paid offensive skill players on your team, I don't think it's very wise.
Um and this is kind of, you know, and in homage to that.
So at flying high, What's out? Thanks for joining.
Um, so programs angle.
Like I said, I don't mind it.
At the end of the day, it's fair enough Move like you got to do what you think is best for the team, you know, going forward and potentially, you know, three years from now, five years from now.
And this is probably the best move that they can make at this time.
Like I said, getting a second rounder for brain and cooks at this point in his career, um, you know, seems pretty smart.
Um, it doesn't seem like a bad idea at all whatsoever.
Um, And now the Houston Texans take a month.
And what does that mean for the Houston Texans? So, um, Houston, obviously getting 1/4 back in this deal as well.
So, um, not all is lost, but this is one of the deepest drafts at the wide receiver position.
So, um, I don't know how smart move.
Trade number 57.
Especially when the Texans don't have ah, first round pick themselves.
Um, they had, you know, it's just I don't know what the thinking on on This is if you are in the front office, are you? Guess you're just Bill O'Brien.
Um, taking a shot on Brandin cooks is fine, but taking him, uh, you know, I'm basically number 57.
Um, I don't know how wise a decision that is.
I'm just looking over, um, brain and cook staffs for the last, you know, few years like he's one of the most productive receivers.
Obviously came in the league in 2014 and we had 550 yards that year.
He only started seven games and played in 10 but after that to have 15 hell, 1138 yards.
Um, the year after that.
Two down 16 with the Saints, 1173 8 touchdowns with New England, 1082 on only 65 catches.
All specialists, um, 1082 and seven touchdowns.
And then with the Rams, he had 1204 in a Super Bowl year, five touchdowns.
And then last year, obviously with the injuries and everything else, he had 42 catches, 5 83 and two touchdowns.
So his catch percentage was pretty high with the Saints at 76 65 66 57th of Hatred, 68 1st year at the Rams and 58 last year with, um, the Rams as well, um, yards per target.
His best year, obviously with the Rams was at 10.3.
Um, he was at 10 10 yard to catch our 10 years per target.
Um, his last year. The same.
So, um, he's not gonna replace um, DeAndre Hopkins.
I don't think that's what uh, the Texans were thinking.
I think the Texans were thinking We need to get a receiver.
I thought, to be honest, I thought they were gonna target, like, Sammy walk ins and kind of do look, a little swap in the second round of the draft.
I did that in our unwrapped sports draft.
I traded the second round pick, flipped the pick back to the chief's later second and picked up Sammy walk in.
So I give them some cap relief.
But obviously, with Sammy Watkins restructuring his deal, that was never gonna happen.
So Brandin cooks was probably the best receiver that's on the market readily available.
Um, just because you gotta expect the Rams trying to look at, you know, their cap space going forward and things like that.
Um, so what can we expect from this receiving corps with the Texans? That's tough.
That's a tough question, you know, kind of figure out I It's a Sean.
What's it gonna be overly effective, like with, you know, these, Speedy? Um, I wouldn't call him possession possession, guys, So all right, they're smaller.
Obviously, they have a smaller receiving corps.
Will fuller burner cooks burner Randall Cobb obviously gonna be in the slot and catching a bunch of balls.
So I think the biggest beneficiary of this is Randall Cobb.
If he can actually play like he kind of let it towards the end of the season last year and dust.
But he's a veteran and he's getting older.
He's not getting younger.
Um, Sean Watson's completion percentage is, you know, phenomenal.
He was at 68% in 2018 and last year that 67.
3% so I don't expect that to change much, but I think the way they kind of move the ball thing changes a little bit more.
I think the threat of speed will open up some things for them as well.
And having David Johnson there as kind of a dual threat running back, I will help them a little bit if he's got left anything left in the tank like who knows what? The way he looked Last year in Arizona, I looked like he was done.
So, um, it's not all doom and gloom for the Texans.
I do think that they probably could of done this a little bit differently.
They might have.
Could have targeted a different receiver that would have come in and given him similar production toe what Brandin cooks could give them maybe a little bit less, Um and then give them another speed guy on the outside.
Then they go on draft.
Maybe one of these, You know, um, second round receivers that fall late.
So, um, I don't think this crypt precludes them from drafting a receiver now, but I think they have so many holes that they can't just take a receiver early in this draft, there would probably be a late round receiver or undrafted guy that bounces out of the draft some reason.
But I do think Brandon cooks Ah, fantasy wise.
It's not a bad cold right now.
Um, like I said, they're going to be starved for options over there.
Hopkins had 100 60 targets last year, so that's a lot of targets.
That's a lot of talking to ask.
It distributed out, um, like Can will Fuller stay healthy? Combining Cook stay healthy? Can Randall Cobb stay healthy? Those were all question marks that we do not know.
So I think Brennan cooks is worth a flyer and fantasy.
Andi, I think that the Texans are trying to do some stuff to, um, past together this offense, but it's just come of Oh, it just feels a little bit 2000 17 ish, Um, so I think they're a little bit late on David Johnson.
I think they're probably a little bit later on Cook's.
Even though I don't think cooks is a bad player, it's just the concussion.
History, obviously, is scary, you know, if he gets one more, I mean, it could be it could be a rat for him.
So, um, taking on his contract and things like that Fair enough, but I'm sure he got he did his intel with the Patriots and with, you know, the scenes and other teams as well, asking about brainy cooks in a locker room and how he's been.
Because there were some rumors that, you know the Patriots would try to trade for cooks and get him back.
So I don't think he's a bad guy at all.
I just think you're taking all that risk on.
So the Texans, you know, have enough risk injury risk as it is.
Um, I think this helps.
Um, overall, they're receiving corps.
Um, I don't think it helps it to the point where you know they're getting the same production as they had last year, but I think this is just gonna be a kind of different look for them. Obviously.
Offensively, I think they're gonna be trying to do some different things with that speed element and trying to get these guys, you know, down the field to Shawn Watson has a cannon.
Um, I think Randall Cobb could be kind of a sleeper.
PPR pick if you're picking late in your draft.
Um, so yeah, that's pretty much it on Brandin cooks trade.
Um, I think you guys were jumping in.
I'll probably do another one quick here on the Patriots draft.
Coming up little two point.
Oh, breakdown of what I expect from them.
So until then, I'll talk to you guys soon and see letter, but