-- I'm not sure what's funnier/sadder...the Browns to hire Todd Haley as O-C or Darrell Bevell going to interview with Arizona. You can tell a lot about Steve Wilks, new Arizona head coach, if he hires Bevell...Cardinals fans would know the team would suck for a few more years. The Rams and 49ers are probably praying for Bevell to be hired.
For fantasy, I'm fine with Bevell to Arizona...he over-uses the RB, so as a David Johnson owner, I'm fine. Not thrilled but fine.
-- Deep-sleeper Brandon Wilds signed a futures contract with the Jaguars, so did deep-sleeper WR Tevaun Smith. The best futures contract signings by any team this year...at least from an 'interesting' standpoint.
-- If Blake Bortles doesn't return to the Jags...name one team that signs him to be a starter otherwise? Answer...none. His career is about to end and he doesn't fully realize it. Sure, he'll get 2-3 more shots somewhere but no red carpet treatment like with the Jags. He'll look foolish/awful, per usual, trying to win a starting job and then disappear in a few years after being a backup and spot starter for emergency.
You wan't to know if what NFL team has absolutely no idea what they are doing in personnel evaluations...watch to see who signs Bortles this offseason, or if the Jags just keep him. No one should have any hope for Bortles after what they've seen the past few years...but the same people who think, and have thought for years, Nick Foles is terrible are the ones trained to think Bortles is just some 'good coaching' away from greatness.
-- It may take 8+ hours and 8,000+ words but I'll share my Nick Foles thoughts, once again, sometime today in the MIN-PHI game recap. Let's just say, I was a happy guy watching a football game last night...nearly in tears. I'll explain why coming up.
-- Senior Bowl weigh-ins start 7:30am on Tuesday. We'll talk about the most interesting ones throughout the day tomorrow. We'll also be covering practice and posting notes all afternoon on the Senior Bowl as well...TUE-WED-THU (their practice days).
-- College Football Metrics looks like 'a go' for Tuesday start up (Tuesday afternoon). More detail on all that this afternoon and tomorrow morning.
-- Steve Wilks is supposedly the new front runner for Arizona...the whole Arizona rumor mill is getting scary because you're hearing a lot of Wilks or DC James Bettcher (which would be a disaster) plus a lot of retreads for coordinators -- Jim Caldwell and Mike McCoy as possible O-Cs.
It's important to have a coach in place with the Senior Bowl about to happen...you need to interview prospects behind the scenes -- you and your staff, but Arizona, among others, doesn't have a staff in place yet. The GM will head all this up...which means he's flexing his power over the draft situation over the head coach. But how does he know what players to give to what the coach wants to do? Very strange what Arizona is doing...unless they are on John DeFilippo and have to wait (which I think they are targeting DeFilippo -- who will get a ton of credit for Nick Foles because Foles can't get credit on his own...someone else had to 'make' this happen).
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