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Andy Dalton Vs Cam Newton

Andy Dalton Vs Cam Newton

            On April 30th the Cincinnati Bengals released Andy Dalton into Free Agency to join Cam Newton among some other notable players.  Unfortunately, for both Dalton and Newton their past accomplishments are not guaranteeing them a spot on a roster.  Both players came into the league in 2011 and have been overall successful with their former teams.  But yet here we are.  So let’s compare Dalton Vs Newton and then make Nonsense predictions, Let’s Talk Some Nonsense.

 Andy DaltonCam Newton
Record70-61-268-55-1
Total Yards31,59428,041
Touchdowns204182
Interception118108
Rushing TD2258
Awards3x Pro Bowl3x Pro Bowl, 1x All-Pro 1x MVP, 2011 AP Off. RoY, 2015 AP Off. PoY, 2015 Bert Bell Award

            While stats do not tell the full story, it is obvious that both Dalton and Newton have had plenty of success.  The fact that both QBs may have already peaked and on a downward trend is also a factor for their future.  Newton was out of most of last year due to injuries.  For Dalton, while he was on the field, the Bengals started the season on a 0-11 record.

            While it may seem like new news that Dalton is now a free agent, the Bengals already made the 1st step towards their future in drafting Joe Burrow.

The Possibilities

Patriots

            Newton to the Patriots may be where the odds are at.  With Dalton on the market the Patriots have options to either start or serve as mentor to the young Jarrett Stidham.  In theory, the Patriots (Bill Belichick) don’t need to sign a QB if they are chasing Trevor Lawrence.  Dolphins #TankForTua will translate to Patriots #TankForTrevor

Pick: None.  Though Dalton does have the leverage due to the amount of attention that he doesn’t draw to the team in comparison to Newton.

Dolphins – (All Based on Whether Tua Should or Will Start Year 1 and who will be the best mentor?)

            If Tua starts, there is no need for Dalton or Newton.  Fitzpatrick is a serviceable backup but the aim for the Dolphins is to find the best mentor for Tua to show him the way. Maybe the Dolphins have a plan, drafting Tua was step 1, but is a wrong to have a little bit of concern.

Pick: Dalton.

Detroit Lions

            This may sound like nonsense or maybe is just me, but are the expectations for the Matthew Stafford and the Lions extremely low? Starting from 2011 the Lions the Lions have had 3 playoff appearances all of them losing in the Wild Card game; in the 9 year expand only 4 winning seasons; 2 of those losing seasons winning less than 4 games.  So my question here why aren’t the Lions attempting to rebuild or trying something new, since whatever they are doing it is obviously not working.

Lions could look to take a page out of the Titans and signed Dalton/ Newton as a backup and hope for the best.

Pick: Newton.

Nonsense Predictions

Feb 3, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; New England Patriots former player Ty Law before Super Bowl LIII against the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Newton – Somehow ends on the Chicago Bears roster and has the comeback season he deserves.

2nd Choice – The New York Jets need to have a backup for Sam Darnold.  Newton could feed off that New York energy. Maybe?

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Dalton – Redskins are starting Dwayne Haskins Jr, who they seem to have an odd relationship with.  Alex Smith, who is on depth chart should not be expected to play at a high level.  Rivera could try and get by with Dalton as a backup plan for Haskins.

2nd Choice – ANYWHERE BUT THE JAGUARS

Thank you for reading? Where do you think Dalton and Newton will land?

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Cam Newton!! What’s Next? Back Up, Starter, Free Agent?

What’s Next for Cam Newton, will he be a starter, back up or remain a free agent. Which team could or should take a chance on Newton Patriots? Jaguars? Chargers? Seahawks? Dolphins?

Cam Newton!! What’s Next? Back Up, Starter, Free Agent?

Cam Newton!! What’s Next? Back Up, Starter, Free Agent?

                What’s Next for Cam Newton, will he be a starter, back up or remain a free agent.  Which team could or should take a chance on Newton Patriots? Jaguars? Chargers? Seahawks? Dolphins? Newton was the 1st round pick for the Panthers back in 2011, 1x MVP, 3x Pro  Bowl and more accolades in his career.  Newton’s stats in 125 games 68-55-1 record, 59.6 Completion Rate, 29,041 total yards, 182 Touchdowns and 108 Interceptions.  So, what is next for Newton?

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Starter

  • Patriots

Currently the Patriots QB depth chart contain Jarrett Stidham (sophomore, 3 games in 2019, 0 TD & 1 Int) and Brian Hoyer, a veteran QB with both starter and back up experience.  Newton, healthy, beats out both Stidham and Hoyer based on stats and experience.  Playstyle wise it would be a little different for Newton, who could be ask to depend more on his passing and not so much on his running.  The Patriots will still benefit from a proven playmaker.

The Patriots’ have the best odds for a landing place for Newton, due to their lack of depth and experience, but it really depends on their plan for the 2020 season.  The Patriots can aim to come to term with Newton for a short term without any future commitments.  Now if the Patriots take more a route or commitments towards a higher draft pick (Trevor Lawrence), the Newton may have a different mindset and may value winning a bit more.

  • Dolphins

If the Dolphins want to give Tua Tagovailoa a year off in more a learning role while remaining (somewhat) competitive then Newton gives them the best shot.  While the Dolphins do have Ryan Fitzpatrick and Josh Rosen on the roster, signing Newton would just add another mentor for Tua.  The signing of Newton, would have the biggest negative effect on Rosen, who is still young and trying to prove himself.

The key for the Dolphins is to bring in Newton as the best possible for mentor for Tua.  On a starting role, Newton will have a quality RB in Jordan Howard and receivers that can make plays in DeVante Parker and Albert Winston.  In the AFC East, the Dolphins have to fight off the Patriots, Bills and Jets so even a playoff spot could be a possibility.

  • Notable Mentions: Chargers

The same argument what was made for the Dolphins signing Newton can be made for the Chargers.

Cam Newton's Panthers divorce is getting ugly

Back up

  • Jaguars

The situation or appeal here is that the Leonard Fournette is recruiting Newton to the Jaguars.  The problem is that Fournette himself have been part of trading rumors.  The Jaguars’ seem committed to Gardner Minshew II but without the guaranteed that he can be the same trending and quality player from last year.  Newton could be their back up plan (pun intended).

  • Cowboys

While this may seem unlike or absolutely nonsense, Jerry Jones can put some pressure on Dak Prescott by signing Newton.  After signing him subtle Marcus Mariotta and Ryan Tannerhill references could be made to throw fuel into the drama.

  • Notable mentions: Cardinals, Bengals

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Free Agent

  • Bears

Newton to the Bears could be a possibility based on the unsatisfaction the Bears have with Mitch Trubisky and Nick Foles recent health history.  Also factoring the amount of money they have to leftover thanks to Khalil Mack’s contract.

Final Thoughts

                If Newton understand that he is not the same player from a couple years ago, making him willing to adapt his game and change his mentality he will be a contributor to any team that he goes.  In my opinion the Dolphins and Bears are where he could have the most success as he looks to rebound from last season.

Thanks for reading!! What do you think about the Newton situation and where do you think he can be the best fit?

Just OBJ- Nonsense and Much Much Nonsense


Just OBJ- Nonsense and other Nonsense

Odell Beckham Jr. is wasting no time, actually he is taking advantage of the time that he has away from football. There is a possibility he may have too much time on his hands. While some players that aren’t playing in the upcoming weeks are back working on their crafts, partying hard but quietly and responsibly (no media or minimal attention), spending time with their families, rehabbing injuries and/or taking steroids that won’t show up by the start of the season, that’s not the OBJ way.

Recent OBJ Updates/ Breaking News

– Celebrates LSU’s Wins – Because OBJ always wins.

– Hands the players cash – Draws (unnecessary) attention/ investigation from LSU and the NCAA.

o Joe Burrow admitted to this.

– Smacks an officer in the butt – gets accused of simple battery resulting in a warrant for his arrest.

My favorite part of the whole situation is the released messaged by the Browns:

“We are aware of the incident and have been in touch with Odell and his representatives on the matter. They are cooperating with the proper authorities to appropriately address the situation,” a spokesperson for the team said.

Is like they know they have a problem child and just have a written memo already written with a finger over the sent button.

OBJ did what OBJ did and now the world gets to react to it. Simultaneously, OBJ will just kick back pay his fined and get it all dismissed after an apology letter, a donation to the police department and/or LSU University.

In theory it all works out can you imagine if the news kept going deeper and deeper about the Red Sox and Astros stealing signs. They already fired all the people involved that were known by the public. The question “how signs are stolen?” hasn’t been clearly answered.

Another important question, which personally I would like to know once the signs are stolen how that translates into the players hitting the ball. More specifically how come Jose Altuve seems to hit everything and how can anybody stop him. Or is it the new balls that the MLB is using and the conspiracy behind it is that “the new balls” are easier to hit. People want to see more hits in baseball once they get that now they start asking questions.

But hey, we are talking about OBJ and OBJ-esque things. We will now debate over OBJ.

Lastly, thank you OBJ for always being OBJ.

If you’re interested talking about Sports but not OBJ here are some fun topics:

– High rank Men’s College Team losing games – ranking doesn’t matter anymore

– Jazz have a 10 game winning streak

– The NFL playoffs are drawing higher ratings without the Patriots

– The Magic of Markelle Fultz

– The chaos of NBA All Star voting and how the NBA keeps failing at it

– NBA 2K19 being better than NBA 2k20

– All the Star Wars spin off – that other than a cash grab I don’t know why or who ask for them.

– Let’s talk some nonsense

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Leave a comment!! What do you think about the whole OBJ situation? Or what are some other sports news and events that deserve more attention.



Titans @ Ravens!! Can Lamar Jackson get more rushing yards than Derrick Henry?

Titans @ Ravens!! Can Lamar Jackson get more rushing yards than Derrick Henry?

                Lamar Jackson has 1,206 rushing yards and 7 rushing touchdowns.  Derrick Henry led the NFL in rushing yards with 1,540 rushing yards.  Jackson had 5 games with over 100 rushing yards that included an impressive 152 yards against the Bengals.  Henry is coming off a 182 rushing yard performance in the wild card win vs Tom Brady’s Patriots.  Henry passed the 100 yard mark 6 times in the regular season.  The run game is the focal point for both of this teams, so I ask again??

Can Lamar Jackson get more rushing yards than Derrick Henry?

                I think Jackson can and I think that he will.  But most importantly the Ravens need Jackson to run the ball.

                Ryan Tannerhill found his groove with the Titans and hasn’t looked back after taking on the starting role.  He is making the right reads and taking care of the football when he is being asked to throw.  Last week vs the Patriots he only attempted 15 passes, completing 8, ending with a total of 72 yards.  Ultimately, the plan worked against the Patriots. 

                Jackson’s running ability is what he is what stands out, but he still passed for 3,127 yards and threw 36 touchdowns.  Most importantly Jackson only had 6 interceptions and only got sacked 23 times.  Jackson is an underrated passer, more times than others he also seems to save his passes for clutch situations.  Jackson is not afraid of the moment and has a whole team ready to back him up.

Pick: Ravens.

Vikings @ 49ers!! NSS Preview


Vikings @ 49ers!!

Jimmy Garoppolo and Mike Shanahan went from facing each other in a Super Bowl to chasing one together. 49ers had a bye last week and are now playing the Minnesota Vikings in their home field. The Vikings survive the Saints thanks to a great performance by Drew Brees in stopping Taysom Hill, who was singlehandedly bringing the team back. So here we are.

Jimmy G 3,978 passing yards, 27 touchdowns and 13 interceptions vs Kirk Cousins 3,603 passing yards, 26 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. I may sound like of a bit of hater but Cousins is overrated and at the end of the Jimmy G is overhype and both QBs should be grateful for their defense stepping up when it counts the most.

Dalvin Cook has been a monster for the Vikings with 1,135 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns. . The Vikings were the 4th best rushing team in the regular season averaging 136 per game. Last week in the week vs the Saints they got exactly that number, more than likely the run will be a big factor for the 49ers this week. While the 49ers will be getting some key players back in the lineup that should help when it comes to containing the run.

Shanahan is the greatest offensive weapon that a team could ask for. He has a way to no matter how bad of game Jimmy G is having be able to turn it around giving easy looks to build his confidence for a big play. Say what you want to say but the 49ers earned their number 1 seed and now have a chance to show it.

Pick: 49ers.

I picked against the Vikings last week and I am doing it again this week.

Here is a video by Niner Cmccarverjr to get you pumped for the game 49ers game!!!

https://youtu.be/PFwe3v7rINw