It’s over between the Cowboys and Amari Cooper, who will be released prior to March 20, when he is scheduled to collect 20 million dollars if he’s still on the roster. So, he won’t be. When released, Cooper will count for just six million against the cap. Dallas needs every penny it can save to try to re-sign key free agents. The Cowboys’ receiving corps will look much different in 2022. CeeDee Lamb will be the cornerstone, but the futures in Dallas of free agents Michael Gallup and Cedric Wilson are uncertain.
The Bills may be looking to shop Cole Beasley. Hard pass.
One thing appears clear to me. The Cowboys’ 2022 roster will not be as good as it was in 2021. Dallas may have, again, missed its window of opportunity.
Nicely done, Brian Griese. Right after getting pushed out of the MNF television booth, Griese slides right into his new job as the 49ers’ quarterback coach. Good move, good hire. Griese’s cool demeanor will be an asset as he coaches up Trey Lance, since Jimmy G. is now clearly out the door. This is Griese’s first coaching job. I don’t see that as an impediment. Interesting that Niners’ G.M. John Lynch confirms that he was recently offered a “lucrative” broadcast job, but has decided to remain in the SF front office. Eight 49er assistant coaches have departed, for one reason or another, since the end of the season.
Lamar Jackson appeared on LeBron James’ YouTube interview show, “The Shop.” Jackson said he feels there is still some NFL institutional bias against Black quarterbacks. That, despite the fact that Jackson is one of four Black QBs who have won NFL MVP honors. I think there is a bias against NFL quarterbacks who can’t complete passes outside the numbers, regardless of skin color.
Still, Jackson is not totally wrong, as opposed to LeBron, who IS totally wrong. James told Jackson that he could relate, since he feels dissed for being left out of debates about the greatest scorers in NBA history. Yeah, LeBron. You’re a victim. You have been completely mistreated. You clearly have been discriminated against. (I need to go out to the parking lot and mumble.)
Of course, I watched the Combine Friday night. I LOVE watching those big fellas in the offensive line run the 40. Couple of those guys can RUN.
And then there were the RBs. One of the reasons football continues to fascinate me is that the game is always evolving. I watched the RBs run routes and catch passes. It wasn’t that long ago that a lot of NFL RBs looked like they had their hands on backwards. Last night in Indy? They were all smooth. The were all precise. They were all “hand-catchers.” No dropped balls, no busted routes. Damn, I love The Great Game!