For the record, I’m really not into the whole, “What if Colt McCoy hadn’t gotten hurt?” thing in the 2010 national championship game against Alabama. He did. It’s called football. I don’t wanna hear it.
That is a very large wager that Lamar Jackson is making on himself. And not necessarily a smart one. Any player who hires himself as his agent has a fool for a client. Three words of advice for you, brother: “Don’t get hurt.”
I bet the other 31 teams in the NFL want to throat punch the Browns for giving Deshaun Watson that $230 million fully-guaranteed contract.
Yes, “It’s only one game,” but I think the Rams have real problems. Can’t protect. Can’t run the ball. Can’t get after the other guys’ passer. Nobody to throw the ball to other than Cooper Kupp. Stafford’s arm looks shaky. Nobody in the NFC West can afford to get off to a slow start, and the defending SB champs are clearly stumbling out of the blocks.
And speaking of “Nobody to throw the ball to,” Aaron Rodgers could be in a world of hurt.
The Cowboys have huge holes in their offensive line. But so do the Bucs. That’s why I’m having a hard time getting a feel for Sunday night’s opener.
With all of those stud young quarterbacks in the AFC, nobody’s talking about Matt
Ryan. If he’s right—and there’s no reason to think he won’t be—he could turn the Colts into an instant monster. I’ll be glued to their opener against the Texans.
And within that same division, has anybody heard one word about Ryan Tannehill in the offseason? The Titans are still a very good team.
We’ll save the full slate of Week One NFL picks for Sunday morning. But here’s a tease. I’m taking the Bears to upset the ‘Niners. And SF is going to be glad to have hung on to Jimmy G. He’ll be their starter again a month from now.
Check out my Saturday college football picks right here on this site. Let’s have some fun!