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We like football season and everything that goes with it.
So are featured.
Story tonight that we're looking at is Roger Goodell reveals that the NFL stance on starting this season this comes from my boy Maximo Gonzalez over on Sports club sports clutch points.
Story goes like this.
The NFL has had to take unprecedented action leading up to the 2020 NFL draft in response to the Cove in 19 Pandemic commissioner Roger Goodell is still doing what he can to ensure it does not spill over into the 2020 NFL season.
There's been plenty of speculation regarding whether or not the timeline for this season will be pushed back amid the ongoing outbreak.
Goodell reiterated his stance on sticking to the plan scheduled during an appearance on ESPN is get up, saying Quote.
We obviously put public safety as a priority one.
We've demonstrated that when we have in natural tragedies such as hurricanes that we always make sure we're doing the right things.
Hotel added that the NFL will take whatever precaution it needs in order for the season to start on time.
We're going to do things we need to do to make sure we're operated safely and that includes our fans, Goodell said.
Everything's on the table.
We've got to be smart.
We've got to try to do what we can to continue playing football, but doing so correctly and safely hotels comments are addictive of the leaks desire to get things back on track from a business standpoint, Of course, it remains to be seen whether or not the safety of the players, staff and the public can be insured before then.
The NFL has acknowledged the prospect of potentially playing games without any fans in the stadiums, although it may take some getting used to it first.
It's better than the alternative of not having any football at all for a foreseeable future.
Fortunately, the league still has some time to consult with both the CBC and the National Institute of Health in order to find a solution.
Meanwhile, the MBA is hoping to beat them to the punch in order to save their 2019 2020 season.
At the very least, NFL should be able to mere the steps that would need to be taken to return to sports.
And guys, I think that that's every football fans biggest fears that this Kobe virus is going to go beyond the summer and into September, and we're not gonna have football season.
Don't forget to.
In order for the season to get off on time in September, the teams were gonna have tohave camps.
They're going to have training camp.
They're gonna have to get healthy they're gonna have to get into game shape.
And I know they're doing their virtual workouts at home in the Atti at IATA, and I mean, we're talking about professional athletes.
We're talking about professional football players.
I'm sure that professional football players are doing what they can do to ensure that they're gonna be healthy for the upcoming season.
I think where we start to fall into that little bit of a whole is that's a lot different.
Working at home, within weights, running, wind sprints, running up hills, all that kind of stuff.
Then it is into have shoulder pads on to hit.
To do this, there's gonna have to run some sort of camp.
It'll probably very similar to like when they have strike years and they have condensed things.
You might have to condense the preseason and all that kind of stuff.
There's gonna be guys who normally get opportunities to play football, and I'm doubting that they're going to get that opportunity to play this year.
They're going to get those opportunities.
If they don't start on time.
Like I said, it would be my worst nightmare and I'm sure a lot of people who can't play.
But at the end of the day, you gotta worry about player safety.
You gotta worry about people.
You know, the players, not just the guys on the field, the coaching staff, the equipment managers, concession stands, people.
I mean, I'm just wanted what everybody thinks to about playing in front of empty stadiums.
I mean, that completely takes almost completely eliminates home field advantage.
You know, when you think about when you think about football, I mean, that home field advantage piece is huge.
The crowd gets into frenzy.
Think about Arrowhead Stadium and breaking records.
Seattle in the 16th man and or 12 men story and all that kind of stuff like it's a huge piece.
It's a huge undertaking to try to say, Hey, we have home field advantage.
You're not even talking about a neutral crowd.
How did players get pumped up to go and play in front of nobody? And I guess at the end of the day, that's when we're gonna have toe hope that professionals can stay professionals.
And, you know, at the end of the day, football is entertainment, athletes or entertainment, and when we break all that kind of stuff down.
It's, you know, there's a lot and I'm seeing comments in my ear on SportsCastr and it's true, you know, someone said my dad would lose money, works all the games that you let absolutely you know, in the business of football is a money making business for the employees, into the owners and the players.
Everybody, everybody makes money of football.
So I mean, it's just a really It's a tough, tough situation, and I understand that Roger Goodell has, you know, all the best intentions and he wants to get through things and all that kind of thing.
But we're gonna have to see.
We're gonna have to see exactly if they can get it off the ground or what they can do to get there.
I mean, I would be I would be devastated, though, if there was no football season.
But I want to make sure if there is, everybody is safe and everybody is there now.
The next story we're gonna cover comes again from my boy maximal two in a row, and this is a Patriot story called.
The Patriots are not expected to trade Joe Tooni before the NFL draft.
The writing has been on the wall for the looming departure.
The New England Patriots guard Joe Tooni this offseason, the remains plenty of speculation regarding the Patriots would be able to pull off a trade.
New England would ideally like to get it done before the 2020 NFL draft in their efforts to shore up some capital, according to Matt Ver domain of Fan cited, It's not likely to happen.
Here's a tweet that Verte man sent out.
My understanding is likely out of the Patriots.
Trading two knee is not great before NFL draft.
Two knees do $14.
78 million on a tag for 2020 and while he's a terrific player, there's that's a huge number to deal with a long term pact in place.
The Patriots place the franchise tag on to me earlier this offseason, and he is slated to make 14 million for the NFL 2020 season.
It soon became evident that he would become a trade option after both sides failed to make any headway on a long term deal.
Since head coach Bill Belichick seemingly has little interest and pain, such a large price tag for a player who is set to become a free agent after the season.
It's no secret that New England has ushered in a new era after parting ways with quarterback Tom Brady.
They will need as much draft capital and cap space is possible if they hope to keep their winning ways alive.
However, the latest update indicates that he will not be able to cash in on this year's draft.
The Patriots would still continue to shop to me during the off season if they're adamant about getting him out of town in order to save some cash.
It remains to be seen if the market will be much better for him once the draft is over.
The Miami Dolphins are among the notable teams that reportedly have interest in Tooni.
All right, so all right, so when it comes to the whole Jo Jo to anything, here's my perspective on it.
I'm trying to figure out what Bella checks Intentions were worthy intentions to tag him and then figure out a long term deal.
Were the intentions to you know where his intentions to take him and trade him.
He wanted to get more than he would have got 1/3 right? He would have got 1/3 compensation pick.
So what did he want? To make sure he got more than that.
Did he see a future with Junie like? That's what I can't understand.
This whole Tooni to Miami is just absolutely insane.
I cannot see, Could you imagine? And I was speaking with with Tyson about this and the only way I would trade Joe Tooni for Miami Dolphins.
And I think the only way that Belichick does I think Josh Rosen has to be a part of that.
I think Josh Rosen and at least a second round draft pick, if not a first.
Joe Tony is one of the premier guards in the league, but I agree.
I mean, what world do we see? Bill Baljic pain.
$14 million for an offensive lineman.
Baljic doesn't pay anybody.
Bill Belichick didn't pay Tom Brady.
You know why? In what mind would build Ballot Shack? Say, Hey, I'm gonna pay Joe Tooni this kind of money, but I don't know, but and I'm not even sure Yes, it is a big deal that he can't bring them before the drive because I doubt that money like that would would constituted trade during the draft.
But I think that when you look at all when you look at it all the 40 millions a lot with no contract coming.
And I just saw comments and we paid Shack Mason.
But he's got Shack Mason on a long term deal.
That's the biggest difference right now.
He could pay him $40 million still not get him.
You know, if you think about it.
Pain Shack Mason are paying to 2014 million, and I'm not coming close to a deal.
Tells me that two knees expectations are a lot more than $14 million a season, and I think that Joe to me because he is one of the Premier Lyman and league is looking at in a sense of look, I want to be probably the highest paid interior linemen in the league.
We've seen and and I mean it's now a It's now a trend for Patriots lineman to come in and make big money and are making big seasons and then go make big money somewhere else.
You look a tramp brown.
You look at Nate solder, you look at all those guys, all of them have gone out in made big money, and he's an unrestricted free agent next season.
Know what I mean? Like, it's not like he's an R f A.
And they got some, you know, wiggle room with him and what not? He's a UFO.
He walks away the pages going 1/3 round pick for him, you tag.
Um, even I'm looking at his his market value right now.
And when they compare his market value, they're looking at the comparable players that they're looking at.
Is Brandon Brooks sacked Martin? I mean, they're looking at a six year, $77 million contract is his as his value.
That's huge, cap.
It's and they have him right now as the highest.
His value is the highest paid offense or interior offensive linemen in the NFL.
I mean, you're talking a big difference between 10 and 15 million.
When you're comparing shock Mason and you're talking low, some low and money, his high end money is gonna be huge, huge AP implications, and it's not necessarily the money that they're paying them.
It's not like the Patriots or broke, if not ballot tax money It's the cap it Last year, shock Mason had a $5 million cap it this year.
It's a nine million Joe Tunes cap.
It is 14 million.
That's another wide receiver.
That's another offensive lineman.
That's another linebacker.
That's, you know that's a role player that can come in and make and make plays for the Patriots.
So it doesn't surprise me. They want to move them. It sucks.
They want to move them.
Like I said, he's a great offensive linemen, but it just don't see it coming.
Now here's an interesting article.
I haven't read it yet.
This is just the headline.
But it from Matthew Schmidt again on clutch points, everything's on clutch points.
Patriots pressure is on Bill Belichick after Rob Gronkowski Tom Brady departures.
The New England Patriots are NT entering a new era, and no one knows how it's going to turn out.
Gone is Tom Brady, who spent the last couple of decades leading the Patriots to six Super Bowl championships.
Nine Super Bowl appearances in 17 a F.
C East Division titles.
Brady left snowy New England for the warmer Sonnier weather in Florida, joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a two year deal in free agency last month.
Now Rob Gronkowski will be going along for the ride as he came out of retirement and was traded by the past to the Buccaneers on Tuesday.
Is this even a bit of two toll of a task for the great Bill Belichick to handle? All right, before I even go any further, I want to stop right there.
People are blowing the Rob Gronkowski trade way, way, way out of proportion.
As I put out on Twitter yesterday, absolutely nothing changed yesterday in the Patriots organization, despite the Patriots having 1/7 round pick that turn into 1/4 round pick at no point in time this season.
At no point in time at this season was Rob Gronkowski going to return to the New England Patriots.
Any Patriots fan who believes that was gonna happen.
You need to get that out of your head.
It wasn't going to happen.
And because of that, what people are acting like, Whoa, Gronk was you know, now they don't have Gronk.
Well, they didn't have drunk in the first place, and I think that's where kind of cider much some of my issues come in with just its just been completely blown out.
This helps the box, and the only time that the Patriots will pay face Tampa Bay this year is the Super Bowl.
So if they get to the Super Bowl and Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski outduel Jared Stadelmann, Mount Lacoste, then you can say there's the mistake.
Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports pointed out that the decisions by Brady and Gronkowski to head to Tampa bases more about ballot check than anything else, calling the break up a ballot check story.
Brady strained relationship with ballot shock is was hardly a secret.
While Gronkowski is relationship with head coach was never really a topic of discussion he mentioned this past season how just how demanding it is to play for the Patriots would Gronkowski have come out of retirement had Brady State in New England? We'll never know for sure, but it seems awfully peculiar that Gronk elected to retake the gridiron weeks after Brady Bolt the Foxboro.
Bocek is widely viewed as the greatest coach in NFL history, just like Brady's regarded as the best quarterback ever.
But for as much of a genius is built ballot check is he may be biting off more than he can chew.
The Patriots are currently rolling with the unproven Jared Stadium under center and before anyone says New England did that 19 years ago with Brady, the exception is not the rule.
Not only that, but ballot check did not address any of the Pats.
Biggest weakness is this offseason.
He didn't get any receivers.
He didn't sign a tight end.
He lost numerous key defensive pieces.
Yes, the draft is this week, but relying on a bunch of rookies to fill gaping holes might not be the wisest idea, either.
Balance Check is aware of the situation and his fine entering rebuilding mold.
Or he generally feels that he can win with this current group and is being flat out stubborn in his convictions.
Regardless of what is going on through his mind, there is no doubt that there is heavy pressure on Belichick entering 2020.
This is largely uncharted territory for balletic, or at least something he has not experienced in almost 20 years.
Any wrong decision he makes from this point forward will be magnified.
Critics will be quite point too quick to point out.
I see your margin for error was only large because of Brady.
While many are picking the Buffalo Bills bills to win the division this next season, that doesn't mean they're any less weight on the back of Belichick, who now must prove that he really is the brilliant mind that has come to be known over these years.
Brady will be just fine in Tampa, and even if he struggles, it could be chalked up to old age.
Heck, he turns 43 in August, But if ballot check, Labour's without Brady, ah, whole narratives might change.
First of all, Mr Schmidt, Bill Bella check cares about what you have to say and what I think, and what the rest of the media thinks about as much is, Well, you probably care about what I have to say.
You really think Bilbao check gives a crap if the media is talking bad about him? The media has been destroying the Patriots about check for years.
I wouldn't be surprised if Smith was one of those guys that called out to pay.
This article really ****ed me off.
This is the narrative this is the problem, and Patriot fans eat this up with a s**** and they shovel it in as fast as they can.
And it's not just the pages families.
It's every family's.
The Patriots just get magnified in it.
Six Super Bowl championships whether it's with Tom Brady, whether it's without Tom Brady.
Whatever it was with Tom Brady, we know it was with Tom Brady.
First of all, why are we putting expectation on the Patriots as if they have a complete team right now? You know, when Patriot fans start becoming more rational than the media, That's when it really gets infuriating.
And you have your irrational people in the fan base, and that's fine.
I think a lot of us have lowered.
Our expectations were fine.
Knowing things may not work out this year.
There's a lot of unknown about this season.
There may be hiccups.
The problem is, you know that's not a problem.
But the problem is, is when publications like Clutch Point starts doing this, that Skip Bayless is of the world.
The Shannon Sharpe is the Max Kellerman's The Rob Parker's.
Everybody knows it's nonsense.
You know it's funny because people have hated Rob Parker because of how his hate on the Patriots.
But if he comes out and rips Bill Bella check this year and says he can't do it without Brady, I told you we can't do it without Brady.
Your Agassi look even Rob Parker says.
The Rob Parker knows it because what we do is fans is as we listen to whatever narrative we choose.
There's no objective thinking.
The reaction of the Gronk cheek crate trade was just absolutely ludicrous.
It was immediate reaction.
You're starting to see people chill out a little bit more.
But when there is zero change between the time with the trade in time before the trade, what are we freaking out about? All the patrons did was collect more draft capital.
So I just think that we live in a world of social media.
We live in a world where we want to be heard and listen.
I'm very, very, very well aware that I operate in the social media world.
I'm very aware that I operate in the world where I'm looking for clicks.
If people aren't clicking on my stuff that people aren't listening to me or reading my blog's I'm a relevant of a farmer.
Relevant Nice companies like SportsCastr don't want to pay me.
I'm not I'm not dumb to that.
But we have to be able to manage our expectations sense when things happen.
We're not Think about it irrationally.
Our writer here, Joe would DPM staffer wrote a piece so the patrons would be lucky to get 1/4.
Could be 1/5 round pick for Gronkowski.
I put it on YouTube.
They he ripped that comment apart.
Gronk is a first rounder, a second at the most.
Tampa Bay had all table be had all of the the leverage The Patriots couldn't afford to activate Gronk, they would have had to get rid of to need.
Gronk would have just retired again and his money would have been on the books.
So Belichick had to bow.
Gronkowski didn't want to play for New England.
Gronkowski wanted to play with Brady.
We all remember it was the 2018 when Balletic was gonna train to Detroit.
You know, I was watching an interesting video today that I just happen to stumble across.
I wasn't even looking it up.
I just stumbled across it.
But it was Gronkowski and 20 Gonzalez when they were both working for Fox last year, talking about it and growing setback that back in 2018 when he got treated Detroit, he goes, Yeah, I was playing games.
He goes as being immature by one.
I wasn't answering phone calls and I wasn't doing this and I wasn't doing that.
Also, I'm gonna call them being traded and I'm like, Whoa, what do you mean? You treated me? I'm retiring.
You can't trade me and I'm sure he didn't say it is arrogantly as he did.
And look, I think at the end of the day and I talked about that, he was not the typical Patriot player.
Gronk never had the mentality of a patriot and ever had to keep quiet.
He played these head games.
I lost a lot of respect for Rob Gronkowski in 2018.
I lost a lot of respect for Gronkowski, 2017 when he dropped the elbow elbow.
Want to Davis White's head also lost respect for a lot of Patriot fans who defended the actions while he was being held.
What do you expect him to do? Could you imagine.
Could you imagine if somebody did that to Brady or somebody did that To Gilmore, Chris Davis? Weight is their best corner.
Could you imagine if somebody did that to a patriot? How mad people would be? And then Gronk takes what it was.
A rough bang bang play against Jacksonville gets hit in the head, and people are defending and arguing with me, saying that guy should be suspended for six months.
And But come on, this is where the irrational thinking comes in.
This is where we're not thinking with a clear head, thinking, being objectionable, about stuff, being objective about stuff.
You know, thinking about that kind of crap I remember in 2017 I just suggested, is a time for the Patriots to trade Rob Gronkowski.
It was thes single most subscribers I ever lost in one day in my history, on YouTube or anything else.
I don't think there's any pressure on Bill Belichick.
I think the pressure is I think the pressure is I think there's more pressure on Brady than there is on the ballot shack.
Nobody's gonna chalk up the O Brady's old Tampa Bay.
Just give him $60 million you don't think, Mr Schmidt, that that's gonna be highlighted.
Everybody balletic didn't perform one season.
The pressure's gonna be on Ballot Shack in 2021 2022.
Couple of drafts, couple of years to develop things.
That's when the pressure comes on.
If anything, Tom Brady taking $60 million help this case.
Yeah, there's gonna be some loud Patriot fans, but you're already seen people starting to make the separation.
The Brady fans are long gone there in Tampa Bay, there, cheering for the box.
You're starting to see the separation, though, people starting to believe.
Instead, I'm starting to believe in the team and Bill.
We trust all that kind of stuff.
You're gonna see that going forward, all right, so just cover to Patriots articles.
So I'm gonna wait a second to go onto the next one.
There's a lot about Graham Connect guys a lot about Gronk.
This one comes from Marty Fenn, and it says that Carson Palmer believes the Bengals have a tough decision to make it.
Most NFL draft ****ysts and pundits believe it's all formality.
The Cincinnati Bengals will select L S U quarterback Joe Borough with the number one overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft.
But former Bengals quarterback in 2003 top pick Carson Palmer does not believe in Finks are the things are so cut and dry for Cincy? Palmer stated.
His belief in longtime Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, who is still under contract with the team, will also suggest in Ohio State edge rusher Chase Young might be the best player in the draft on the Dan Patrick Show.
He also seemed to question Burrows readiness for the NFL, saying quote.
There's a ton of unknowns on Joe Burrow.
He played one year of college football.
It's extremely risky, right, But you've got to have a quarterback, and that position is as we know.
It's the position you have to have.
Every team that is a Super Bowl contender has a quarterback, so until you have that guy, you're always looking for him.
Now Andy Dalton is still under contract.
Chase Young, as you're saying could be the best player in the draft, probably is the best player in the draft.
I think it's a really difficult decision that they have to make.
They have to either pass up on a guy that's a 14 sack guy or go after another guy.
That could be the future of your franchise and handle the quarterback position for the future of the franchise for the next 10 to 15 years.
It's obviously a big decision in a difficult decision.
The young might be young might indeed be the best player in the draft.
He was the best defensive player in college football last year, and most executives have been salivating at the athleticism and skill set.
However, the Bengals have not once seemed to stray from the idea that they would take borough with the top pick.
Plus, Borough actually played two full seasons.
Alice You, not one, as Palmer indicated.
In any case, Borough and Young will almost surely be the first to players off the board.
Listen, there is no chance what so ever, what so ever that the Patriots are that the Cincinnati Bengals are not gonna take Joe Borough.
I did a story for Sports Caster today over on my other, my other account, and they basically that story was reporting that they've already told Joe Borough, Hey, we're taking you all their conversation has been about the book and the playbook and learning the place.
There's no way they're gonna look at Andy Dalton and say, Well, man, if we get Chase Young, that's gonna push.
They've had years with Andy Dalton and gone nowhere.
She sang Is the best player in the draft, though, and Washington better not be crazy and take to attack a viola.
They'd be crazy if they do that.
She's young is probably better than Bosa was last year.
He's super athletic.
I watched every game he's played for the last two years, and you're Jo Borough man.
I don't want to sit.
Look, I don't like the NFL draft classes here.
As it is, I've made that pretty clear to people.
I think there's a lot of unknowns.
I think that some guys are getting over hyped.
This reminds me of the Sam Donald Josh Allen draft class saying all that Joe Borough could be a franchise quarterback.
And if you're the Cincinnati Bengals, you have to make this play you have.
You have no choice.
You have to make this play.
But the true bro not have bust all over him.
The guy went from zero to hero, non college quarterback people.
Fans didn't even hear about Borough.
It'll probably about midway through this season going in the last season he was projected to be 1/5 round draft pick.
Dallas you to go undefeated National championship.
Heisman Trophy winner.
Not saying he's useless, but let me ask you this.
There's projections right now that l S u is going to break records this draft for the most people drafted in the first round and then break a second record of the most people drafted in the entire draft coming from one team.
Explain this to me.
Did Joe Borough make those people better, or did that team make Joe Borough better? There's a lot of people that are gonna want to answer that question.
And look, I said he could be a superstar superstar that Ohio State for three years, plays in like five games, never starts a game.
Transfers L s u first gaze.
First year of L s U completes 219 passes, 57.
8% of his passes completed 2894 yards, averaging 7.
6 yards per pass ends up with 16 touchdowns, five interceptions goes into a senior year.
Completes 402 passes.
5600 yards, averaging 10.
8 pat yards per attempt.
Throw 60 touchdowns.
How does a guy How does a guy go from 16 touchdowns to 60 in one year? That's why he has zero to hero and draft bust written all over him.
Because here's what's amazing, how there's an exact reverse almost as Moses to it.
So at Lean has an aura of Joe Borough.
Has an awful junior year.
I should say awful.
Has an average junior year, has just a mind blowing.
Senior year number one overall. Consensus player.
Jordan Love has an off year, Always a risk.
He's arrested taking the draft, the other cir***stances.
But you can't blame cir***stances.
Well, what were the cir***stances of your before for Borough? He couldn't take the starting job from Dwayne Haskins.
I'm just saying, and I'm not sitting here saying that Joe Bro's gonna suck. I'm not.
Trust me, I'm not saying that.
I'm just saying we don't know what Jo borough is going to be.
I don't think Cincinnati has a choice but to draft him, because if he does turn out to be the number one pick that we believe he is, well, then, yeah, obviously, they'd be kicking themselves in the ass for not taking it.
But does winning that national championship in the Heisman Trophy translate to being an All Star Quarter? Being a Pro Bowl quarterback being the next franchise person? You want to know who won Heisman Trophy winners? Sam Bradford was a Heisman Trophy winner.
Tim Tebow was a Heisman Trophy winner.
RG three not Lionheart.
You get what I'm saying here, Carson, Palmer, God, those were studs and football, weren't they? My.
There's no guarantee.
There's no guarantee that anybody can go and people make too many excuses too much again. It's all about the narrative.
I will use the narrative that Fitz best for me, the same narrative that I believe that Stadium could be a starting quarterback in the NFL.
Guy goes from being raided a first round pick to 1/4 round pick.
Joe Bro just did the reverse.
We'll see what happens when he's not with what they say is the most loaded l S u team of all time.
People talk about all that compared since the Brady Brady played on a pretty, A pretty decent Michigan team when he won the national championship.
Decent, Not good. Not great.
Joe Borough played on what could go down as one of the greatest football teams to ever be assembled in an NC double A season doesn't mean any of those guys are gonna be there.
You know who made who.
Why is Joe Borough projected to be the first overall pick, and Fat Moss is projected to be 1/4 or 1/5 round pick? Just a lot of arguments to go around, and I just think that that we need to be careful about crowning people because we've seen a lot of failures come out of that first.
Overall, we've seen people that are were deemed the best.
Forget the fact that, like guys like Russell Wilson and Dak Prescott, were all picked in the fourth round, you never know where the best player is gonna come out of.
You want to know who was never a Heisman Trophy winner.
Peyton Manning never won the Heisman trophy.
The Heisman Trophy.
You want to know who won the Heisman Trophy in 2000? Brady Senior year.
We just need Chris Wink.
But Florida State played for Carolina from 2001 to 2006.
Obviously backed up.
Jake Delhomme played for San Francisco in 2007.
He's now a coach.
I just got to be careful, all right, This next article comes from DP End Zone Joe would.
It's called the Patriots and Buccaneer shouldn't stop Rob Gronkowski.
On April 21st 2020 the New England Patriots traded Gronkowski in 1/7 round pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for 1/4 round pick.
Back on April 10th I wrote a blawg.
Don't expect the trade for O. J.
Howard Gronk's value due to his injury is around mid round level.
So forth or 1/4 round player equivalent would be trade value, give or take.
If Gronkowski wanted to return, a trade would be barring.
He could pass the physical and get his release from his WWD contract.
After reading some information on April 16th I wrote that I would offer straight up Gronk for Howard, then maybe Gronk in a six for Howard if Tampa turned it down.
No way do I offer him more than 1/3 or sixth for Howard.
Many people thought I was crazy and still thought that Gronk was worth a first or a second round pick.
The fact that Gronk could spend a year out of football in his last two seasons were not an elite level.
Rocks retirement after the 2018 season came as a bit of a surprise to many as the star tight end Ed just played in nine seasons in the NFL and was still widely considered one of the best players at his position.
That was written by Cold McCauley of clutch points and his article, Rob Gronkowski claims to AH claims return.
The Buccaneers Feels right.
Cool also wrote in an early article that Gronkowski joins a loaded Buccaneers offense that includes the likes of Tom Brady, superstar receivers Mike Goodwin or Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, running back Ronald Jones and fellow Tight and O. J. Howard.
The trade leaves the Buccaneers with just under $5 million cap space.
The Patriots really had no power to maneuver and could not afford Gronk to come out of retirement.
This was the most likely outcome.
Expect the contract rework or extension to begin on Tuesday night or Wednesday morning, and the Buccaneers to try and reach deal with Gronkowski by the A M hours of Thursday morning.
Gronk told Glaser of Fox after the trade quote.
I'm back always said, When I have that feeling and it feels right, I will be ready to take the field again and I have that feeling I'm ready now.
I'm gonna make another unpopular prediction.
The possibility of to trade scenarios between the Buccaneers and the Patriots.
I expect one will happen by the time the Buccaneers pick up 14.
I'm also gonna make it on popular statements.
The Patriots have 27 year old Joe Tooni, who was looking to make around $15 million the Patriots cannot reach a long term deal.
The Patriots also have 29 year old Rex Burkhead, who is slated to make 3.
9 million, which could save the team 2.
9 if they move him and the Patriots are stocked at running back and need to unload somebody.
Birkhead is the ideal candidates.
Tooni is worth a first or second round pick, and Birkhead should be valued around mid fifth round 26 round.
Now you might be wondering why I'm talking about Rex Burkhead in my blog's four trades.
The Patriots are for trade partners for the Patriots.
I wrote of the Bucks for they might be the best fit.
The team needs a receiving back, and Burke had candle Ivo for the bonus.
For them is bravest.
Brady's familiarity with Birkhead scenario.
One would see the Patriots trading pick, 23 Joe Tooni and Rex Burkhead to the Buccaneers for picks 14 and 1 94 Everything I've read and heard recently is the Buccaneers need offensive line help and running back depth while the Patriots need a franchise quarterback the second, more likely scenarios.
The Buccaneers will send the Patriots guard Alex Capital, pick number 76 the third and pick number 1 94 for tuning and Birkhead.
If cap is not part of the trade, the Buccaneers may want pick number 2 30 as well.
It seems like a better trade option over capital, but the Patriots cannot afford him.
The Buccaneers don't have a lot of cap, but they will want to keep their new quarterback happy as they just entered the Super Bowl or bust era.
Brady knows what he hasn't both Tooni and Birkhead, and he won't have to worry about developing talent.
There are some calling for Adelman, Gilmore and High Tower to be traded Bill is not going to destroy the team or tank.
There's no guarantee that Bill can properly replaced any of them over the next season or even over the next five seasons.
I don't mean is too valuable and needed to help develop a young quarterback while Bill make trade some players, it's more likely that he will re work with the other two.
And trading them just doesn't seem to make any sense.
We've been waiting for some something new to talk about as the Patriots media got stale.
It's been all about Tom Brady since the loss of the Titans, and many of us air sick of it.
Leave it to balance check toe, wait until two days before the draft to put excitement and energy back into the news.
Hopefully, it will be the start of a flurry of trades by the Hoody.
I love the thought process.
I just don't see the Patriots moving players for picks.
It's also it's not something you see very often in the draft, and I I know that you can throw scenarios at me and I know that it exists.
I know the Randy Moss move yada, yada, yada.
I know that all exists, but it's not the calm common, you know, trade at the draft.
I think Joe's about moving picks for picks and moving things around.
I think that's probably the more likely scenario for the Patriots going into the draft.
You know what exactly they do.
That's still a wait and see to see what would happen.
But I don't know to me, I believe that.
I think I could see Ballot Shack really trading out of the first round and trading for more capital maybe like in the second and third rounds.
And I know a lot of people don't want to moving into the second round because it's just been an awful round for ballot check.
But, you know, I just I look at the first round talent.
Yeah, you know, there's Pat Queen and you know Patrick Queen and there's some good linebackers in there.
If they were going to draft a quarterback, I'd really rather see them go after a Jalen hurts.
Maybe in the second round or early third.
If he can fall to their, I think they might be forced to take him in the second.
His draft stock has really gone up in the last little while.
I don't know, though.
I don't know the Patriots Aaron Oppa curious position because they sort of have a win now team.
But they don't At the same time, they're still have, you know, big holes that they need to fill.
Can bill ballot check, fill those holes in the draft? It's It's really kind of wait and see right.
So we have to see exactly how that breaks down.
It was not my good books tonight, but he wrote a story called Trent Williams sent out a cryptic message.
We meet, which may hint at a trade, and I hope that's where they're at because I am really tired of the whole Trent Williams saga in Washington.
But is Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams finally on the move.
Williams has been the subject of trade rumors for quite some time, took the social media to post a rather cryptic message on Wednesday, April 22 may indicate that a deal is coming.
And it's a Twitter post with three eyes, prayers in a wink.
Williams has been at odds with the Redskins since last summer.
The beef rooted in Williams disdain for Washington's medical staff after they told him that a growth in his head was nothing to worry about.
Back in 2013 however, in April 2019 Williams underwent surgery to remove the growth, and it was revealed to be a type of concern.
I think they're supposed to cancer.
As a result, the 31 year old did not participate in the Redskins offseason program and demanded to be their training or release.
Washington attempted to find a trade partner, but the clubs asking price was too high.
The Redskins end place Williams on the did not report list in July.
Washington tried to trade Williams again ahead of the week, a deadline back in October, but they were unable to find a deal they liked.
The seven time Pro Bowler attempted to return to the field, But he was placed on the non football injury list after experiencing scalp soreness from a surgery when he tried to put his helmet on.
Trent Williams, who played his collegiate football at the University of Oklahoma, was originally selected by the Redskins with the fourth pick of the 2010 NFL draft.
He and his agent were granted permission to seek a trade last month.
Let me tell you, the Washington Redskins, to that deal up royally.
I remember like their asking Price was just crazy in the offseason.
Nobody wanted to touch it.
Everybody was to the cap like nobody was gonna pay what they wanted.
All of the sudden, they got to the trade deadline.
They couldn't find a deal, do you were panicking at the trade deadline, trying to unload him panicky because they're not going to get what they're gonna get last offseason for Trump from Williams.
They know that they know they're not getting that kind of got a value back because nobody knows the situation.
Everybody knows they're in a situation that they have to move on from him because he doesn't want to play football for them, and all they're doing is getting cap.
It'd on a player who doesn't want to play football, you know? And that's the big thing, man, and they screwed it up.
And it's just a organization that screws things up over and over again.
They brought in Ron Rivera.
You know, they bring in Ron Rivera.
He hopes that he can save the relationship between him and Trent Williams.
That goes nowhere because it had nothing to do with the coaching staff.
He's ****ed at the medical staff who frankly, did an inept job.
Oh, don't worry about the thing in your head. It's only cancer.
What's it? Just cancer.
Don't worry about it. Just cancer.
I mean, what do you even say to that kind of stuff? Like where? Where where is the logic? Where's the anything? And they're not gonna get a first round draft pick for Trent Williams.
I have no fear of coming here and, you know, and eating crow because they're not going to get a first round draft pick.
Their demand was so high it was almost a stupid is the box who who put ridiculous amounts of value on O.
J. Howard and then couldn't find a trade partner.
Well, what happened was his team's called and called and called.
They said no, no, no.
Suddenly, at the last minute, they tried to move him and everyone's like, Screw you.
We've got everything settled that we've made trades.
We've done this, We've extended people.
We figured things out just bad.
Bad management on a lot of different fronts.
So I mean, it is what it is.
But I'm really hoping that that this just is just over and it just just finish it.
Just get rid of people.
You know, like I don't know.
Washington's been a Dumpster fire for a long time.
And it's these kind of stories that you understand of why there's such a dumpster fire like That's the big issue.
I don't know what they're gonna do going forward.
I don't know where they're gonna look.
I mean, it just it is what it is.
Good luck to you move on, CIA.
Every story tonight is about Rob Gronkowski and I'm trying toe and then the other ones are boring.
Yes, I'm trying to find one more story to wrap it up.
Ah, you know what? I got an idea.
Let's go back to DPMNE Writer Joe would Euro one take called Edelman.
Cut is umbilical.
Court to Brady, and I'm gonna be honest with you.
I was trying to do not another pages, so I talked a lot of patriots tonight.
I was trying to talk about other football, but let's talk about it at all.
Man cut his umbilical cord with Brady DP and writer Joe Would Skylar Carlin a Clutch points, wrote an article reporting that the Patriots receiver Julian Edelman had unfollowed Brady on Instagram after the Gronkowski trade, Karlan wrote.
Of course, in today's society, everyone ran to social media to see the reaction from the Gronkowski trade.
Amid the reaction, some people found out that Adelman no longer followed Brainy on Instagram.
However, the veteran wide receiver would follow Brady back, likely after seeing the reaction it stirred from the fans.
This was a message to the sports world that he was not joined at Brady's hip.
Immediately after the trade, people started talking about sending Adelman to Tampa Bay.
Edelman was not having it.
Edelman did not want to start any drama or cause any distractions, so he later fall of Brady when Brady signed with the Buccaneers was a lot of buzz that Edelman would be traded to Tampa.
Settlement response on Instagram was short to the point.
Fox burrow forever in just two words.
Adelman shut down the trade talks.
Now, with Gronkowski coming out of retirement to play with Brady, fans have started the element of Tampa talk again.
They don't care that Edelman doesn't want to go.
They just want to see him play with Tom.
Adam ended the only thing that he could to deliver a message loud and clear, he unfollowed Brady.
However, fans were immediately outraged that he would cut the umbilical cord.
It was like Patriots Nation was saying, How dare you want to be a patriot when you could be catching passes from the goats? Well, Andelman has spoke.
While Adam has spoken, it's doubtful this will silence the trade rumors.
Some people just can't handle, change or let things go.
They definitely can't handle Edelman telling them.
No, you know what I mean.
Here's the thing, Joe and I agree with you on a lot of things.
Number one Andelman has been a lot more loyal to Brady than say, somebody like Gronk.
As I was saying tonight with Taison, I don't believe that there was there Israel beef between Brady and Belichick.
I know that's the narrative, and people like to say that and especially Patriot fans that want to blame Bill battle, check everything.
I don't think there's actual beef.
I think the two of them looked at each other one day, Brady said.
I'm sick of playing for you and ballot checks that I'm sick, you playing for me and they kind of came to this decision.
Maybe they didn't say it that directly to each other, But I think there was an understanding between the two.
Why Woodcraft say, you know what? Go explore free agency.
Why would they do that? I think there was an understanding that, you know, braiding who was going to last year.
I think Ballot Check knew was gonna be his last year.
Let's try to win one more.
Go do your thing. I'll do mine.
I think there's a bit of a competitiveness between the two.
I don't think it's hostile, though.
Yeah, I think they both want their own legacy.
They both want to prove something.
I don't think it's hostile, I think, is hostile between Belichick and Gronkowski.
I don't think they have a relationship.
If the relation they do I think is bad, I'm not gonna go deep into it because I already said I Gronkowski was never a true patriot in the sense of his behaviors off the field in Unity, Indiana, Julian Edelman is like the perfect player for Bill Belichick, a workhorse locker room character guy, Heart and soul played through 12 injuries.
You know, we all remember when Belichick wanted Gronkowski back on the field was like Gronk.
Stanley was like, No, he's to hurt.
There was a big you know, I think the Patriots medical team it cleared on, but the families like Nazis, completely healed.
I mean, there's all that kind of stuff that woman doesn't play games or not has nothing like that.
I think that adult men number two.
He understands the opportunity he was given, you know, and I don't know, just the kind of thing again.
I don't think there's hostility there.
I'm not and, as you know, unlimited Patriots fan.
I'm not mad at Tom Brady.
Go do your thing, man.
You give us 20 years.
Honestly, you want to go win a ring in Tampa? God, I'm not gonna cheer for you, Tom.
I don't cheer outside of New England, but I'm not gonna wish anything bad on you.
I'll be happy for you if you win a championship, but I'm not gonna cheer for you to win it.
I don't cheer for other teams.
I won't wish anything bad on you.
I will be happy for you.
Good things happen.
Drunken go himself.
To be honest, I got a lot of beef with Gronk and this goes beyond my beef.
Started back in 2017.
I don't care, are always a part of three rings, though.
He was a part of two rings, actually, he wasn't a part of Super Bowl 51.
That was Martellus Bennett.
Tom Brady won four of his six rings without Gronkowski.
Brady lost two of his three Super Bowl losses with Gronkowski.
But that's not why I got beef of Gronkowski.
I got beavers Gronkowski because we lost out on Jared Cook last year because Gronk took forever forever plus a day to make his decision.
And I think he was playing games.
Forget the he was playing.
You could have made a decision before free agency.
Jared Cook admitted he didn't want to play second fiddle the Gronkowski, and there was no decision made.
Now, all of a sudden, you're ready to come back to football.
You I don't care.
You know what I've seen? Ben Watson played great football.
I've seen Martellus Bennett played great football.
I really don't care like I have no time for that kind of stuff.
Yeah, Brady is a different story altogether.
Brady didn't score the screw.
The Patriots didn't screw the put.
Didn't screw that.
I mean, you know, I know.
People said I have.
They screwed him with that money at the end.
No, I mean, Belichick made that contract about you. Didn't have to make that contract.
I wish I could have figured money out, so I got no issues with Tom Brady.
Tom Bray's solid guy, Tom Brady, has been the epitome of New England, and I mean away from that Tom Brady.
I mean, don't talk.
He dealt with Bill Belichick for 20 years, so it is what it is.
I mean now is working out in parks and getting kicked out whatever may be.
Tom Brady's always been weird.
He really has people just because he was a patriot.
People look past it.
It's like Gronk is weird.
Gronk is a big oath that sounds dumb whenever he talks.
He wasn't adamant.
Adelman is actually really, really smart.
You know, Slater's really smart.
McCord is really smartly a Brady's really smart to you.
Don't get me wrong.
Brady's wicked smart as well, anyways, it's just to me.
It's once you're done with the Patriots, you're done with the Patriots.
You know, um, I don't have time for you anymore until you retire doesn't mean I hate you.
There's some I do.
I got no time for Danny Amendola.
I got no time for I have time for Malcolm Butler.
You know, um, even Vrabel is Pisces.
He was a ballot check was fine when he left, you know, I don't know.
It's just it's just what it is, what it is, I think.
But I think Adelman will be a patriot for life, and he's not attached to Brady.
I think Brady helped make him absolutely.
But you know what? Adelman put in a lot of work to get to where he is today.
It'll put a lot of time in the gym.
Mittleman put a lot of times where any caught passes from Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby percent.
So yeah, it is what it is.
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