Random #NFL Free Agency Thoughts #NFLFreeAgency


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Hey NFL fans!

Plenty of changes have come to the NFL with free agency.  Latavius Murray is now the feature back of the Vikes and our resident Vikings Fan is over the moon!  Glennon is the QB in Chicago and let me speak for every BEARS fan everywhere when I say anyone or anything is better than Cutler.  Kendell Wright is an interesting WR for Chicago.  Marshawn Lynch out of retirement to Oakland would be a story.  If the Giants are paying J-P-P-one-hand all that cash then they expect more from him than I do.

Best line I heard this week from Dan Patrick’s show – with the assault charges dropped against Revis – now there is no record of Revis hitting anyone in 2016!

Oh and the Pats seem primed to win again and Jerry is doing Romo right by stringing him along!

Thoughts?  Tons other stuff has happened.  Check out your fave NFL source for all the moves!

Mr. N The BEARS Fan

#NFLFreeAgency Frenzy: Thoughts and Opinions #NFL


1. Denver Broncos have not QB, are considering RGIII, Kap or Fitzpatrick. The addition of any one of those would still have them needing a QB lol. Signed OL Donald Stephenson and he will fill one of the many holes Denver now has.

 

2. Carolina Panthers lost their punter…must like the rest of their team.

 

3. Arizona Cardinals signed S Tyvon Branch and he will be a nice contributor to this solid secondary.

 

4. New England Patriots. Crickets.

 

5. Kansas City Chiefs Signed OL Mitchell Schwartz and he isn’t great but he can block sometimes.

 

6. Green Bay Packers. Crickets.

 

7. Pittsburgh Steelers signed TE Ladarius Green and he could ably replace Heath Miller in steel town.

 

8. Seattle Seahawks. Sound of the door closing as many have left the building.

 

9. Minnesota Vikings signing Alex Boone OL gives a solid player who can work all along the line and help the run and pass game.

 

10. Washington Redskins. Crickets

 

11. Cincinnati Bengals. Crickets

 

12. Houston Texans – signed Brock Osweiler to be their franchise QB. Well if you saw his 7 games you saw him play good and poorly and I for one would not have given him this money but a team with no QB had to do something. A lot for a lot of hope. Signed Lamar Miller RB and for the life of me he is just another Alfred Blue so this is a lot of cash for not a lot of RB. Signed OL Jeff Allen to replace a FA loss and that will work.

 

13. New York Jets signed Matt Forte and he won’t give them the goal line burst that Ivory had *they could draft a big guy* but his speed and pass receiving skill make him a big addition to a team needing one. Signed RB Khiry Robinson and here is the big power back they need to compliment Forte.

 

14. Indianapolis Colts. Crickets.

 

15. Detroit Lions signed Marvin Jones ostensibly to replace the retiring Megatron. They will be massively disappointed. They have paid nearly #1 WR money for a #3 guy.

 

16. Buffalo Bills Crickets.

 

17. Philadelphia Eagles Signed Leodis McKelvin CB and he brings a good ability to play better than Byron Maxwell did. Signed Chase Daniels QB to compete with Sam *ow I hurt my arm changing the tv channel* Bradford. Even money says Daniels is starting QB by week 3 of 2016. Signed Rodney McLeod S who NFL metrics rated as a top 10 safety and he will bring ball hawking and Serious Ronnie Lott style tackling to an Eagle team who could use both. Signed OL Brandon Brooks and they were terrible at OL so he will improve a bad situation. Signed LB Nigel Bradham and if he can approach is 2014 work he will be a good one there.

 

18. New Orleans Saint signed TE Coby Fleener to money normally paid to decent TEs. They got Coby Fleener. He’s not even the Graham of Sea in 2015.

 

19. Miami Dolphins Signed Mario Williams DE who might be inspired to play Buffalo twice but the amount of inspiration left in his gas tank is debatable.

 

20. Oakland Raiders signed Kelechi Osemele – a young O liner who has played both G and OT and will bring some road grader power to an Oakland Line that can use it. Signed Bruce Irvin DE and now have a pass rusher to pair with Khalil Mack. A great addition. Signed 38yr old Sean Smith CB who may be old but has at least 1 or 2 years left as a man cover corner and will greatly help the Raider Secondary.

 

21. New York Giants.- signed Olivier Vernon DE – huge money for a huge young guy. This will bring edge pressure for a team that had no pass rush so it is a big addition. Signing Damon Harrison DL from the Jets shows the G-men are serious about changing out the joke what was their D line. Signing Janoris Jenkins CB to the 2nd biggest contract for a Corner was a reach. He is the girl on the hill…when he is good, he’s great and when he’s bad, he’s awful. Gonna raise Giants fans blood pressure with his inconsistency. They kept JPP, I figure they think he can still bring some spark and provide fireworks to the D J.

 

22. Tampa Bay Buccaneers keeping Doug Martin was the smartest thing they could have done. Signed OL JR Sweezy and he makes that O line better and will help Martin and Winston.

 

23. Jacksonville Jaguars – Malik Jackson DE – becomes a key pass rush book end to pair with their first rounder who missed his rookie year and brings some power to a D line that needed it. Signed RB Chris Ivory and this big thumper who is younger than one thinks, will combine with Yeldon to give Jacksonville a serious running attack which Bortles needs. Signed P Brad Nortman late of Carolina and this could be a major addition helping with field position every game. Signed S Tashaun Gipson and his youth and talent make a bad safety position better on a team getting better faster.

 

24. San Diego Chargers Signed WR Travis Benjamin who can be a decent WR and SD is in dire need of WR talent so he can’t hurt. Signed DE Brandon Mebane and he will give them punch at NT.

 

25. Baltimore Ravens Signed Grandpa Ben Watson TE to help his team cash AARP checks and maybe catch a few passes.

 

26. Atlanta Falcons grabbing Alex Mack C makes a bad O line much better and makes Matt Ryan feel better. Signed QB Matt Schaub just in case they need a pick 6, now they have on backing up Ryan. Signed DE Derrick Shelby and if he keeps his off the field stuff in line he could help. Signed WR Mohammed Sanu and he will take over for Roddy White and that makes them better.

 

27. Los Angeles Rams. Guess changing city was all they needed?

 

28. San Francisco seeming to be ready to trade Kaepernick because once you go Gabbert you can’t go back.

 

29. Chicago BEARS signed Danny Trevathan and he brings the best talent to the LB corps since Urlacher was a young man. Signed OT Bobby Massie and he isn’t great but the BEARS play OL as a volume business and the more the merrier.

 

30. Cleveland Browns did nothing but lose players and keep John Manziel. A more dysfunctional team in the NFL I do not believe exists. Report today was they weren’t ready for free agency to start. Are they a joke?

 

31. Tennessee Titans signed QB Matt Cassell to give Mariota a good veteran backup. Signed WR Rishard Matthews and he will bring a talent of consistency if not explosiveness to help Mariota. Signed OL Ben Jones and makes the O line better to help both Mariota and new RB DeMarco Murray.

 

32. Dallas Cowboys. Crickets.

 

 

Mr. N The BEARS Fan

Thoughts from the #NFLCombine and the Past Week‏ #NFL


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I had been meaning to write then the Atlanta Falcons inspired me.  Evidently when the Falcons, who’s secondary has been terrible for a long while, are faced with the prospect of drafting a top corner-back their first thought is his sexual preference.  For a team that can’t cover a WR even if they throw large blankets over them they need to worry more about drafting ball hawking CBs and Safeties who can cover and not worry about things that are not part of the football equation.

Evidently Peyton Manning is retiring tomorrow.  He can ride off into the sunset and follow his reputation and all his commercial endorsements that have already set in the west.  I could say you could stick a needle in him but I believe he has personally done that many times already.
From the Combine…there are a lot of solid Offensive linemen available including Tunsil who should go #1 to Tennessee.
You need a QB?  Wentz and Goff are pretty sure fire franchise options.  Someone may get a good one with Hackenburg and don’t over look Cook.
There is at least 1 good first round RB in Elliott.
There a a lot of good edge rushers again and teams can bulk up their D with this crop of draftees.
Free Agent frenzy hits March 7 and that will be interesting to watch.
Free Agent thoughts will come next week.
MR N the BEARS Fan

Free Agency Day 2 Thoughts‏ #NFL #NFLFreeAgency #FreeAgencyFrenzy


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First – Well done Indy. Adding Andre Johnson along with Gore and Cole are nice additions. I saw a humorist on twitter state the Colts are building to win the Super Bowl in 2011 lol. I think that Johnson will do more than be a solid vet 2 but he might inspire TY Dropton to hold on to more balls tossed his way. I think Indy is beyond any doubt the fave in the AFC South now.

Second – What in the what is Philly doing? Since Chip has come to town, he has gotten rid of his two best WR, his best RB and their best pass rushing LB. They have replaced with a solid middle LB who isn’t a pass rusher, no WR to speak of and Ryan Matthews? Matthews is the current version of the crystal chandelier. Every and I mean EVERY talking head says ‘Chip Kelly has a plan’ ‘Chip Kelly is the smartest man in the room’ He must be a genius because his player moves make no logical sense and in NO way are the Eagles better today than they were last December. If Kelly is that smart…how many Super Bowls has he won in Philly…I will wait while you all count to zero.

Third – Chicago – They are sticking with Cutler for 2015. I kind of feel there is no need to uber analyze my team. They cannot win anything but a quasi-high draft pick using Cutler at QB.

Fourth – DeMarco Murray, as of 8:30pm on Wednesday evening had not signed. I think the NFL is wise to the fact that 497 touches is not going to be conducive to solid running production in 2015. Buyer beware.

Any thoughts?

 

MR N the BEARS Fan

Free Agency Day One Thoughts‏ #NFL #NFLFreeAgency #FreeAgencyFrenzy


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A lot happened in the last 15 hours so I may not comment on all of it but I will comment on the ones that struck me…

Seattle trades Center Unger and their #1 for Jimmy Graham and a #4.  Seattle had a young center who played effectively for most of the year last year while Unger was hurt and adding Graham to the Lynch/Wilson Offense makes the Seahawks – on paper – the absolute Super Bowl 50 faves.
The Saints giving up their only TD threat (I will just ignore the Mercedes Lewis signing) is a step backwards and with everyone on O just getting older this trends badly for the Saints.
Revis back to the Jets and they also signed Buster Skrine.  Revis is years past ‘RevisIsland’ and Skrine is ok as a corner.  However in the case of the Jets and their ‘WORST SECONDARY EVER’ this is an improvement and will make them better.
Foles from Philly to STL and Bradford from STL to Philly.  My first thought was ‘both teams still need a QB’.  I am not really straying from that.  A lot is being made of Foles 2013 but that may have just been his moment in time.  I will post a picture of my eating of my favourite Chicago BEARS hat if Foles throws 26 TDs with only 2 picks in 2015 for the St. Louis Rams. Bradford may only be in Philly temporarily as he may be a ‘Chip’ (pun intended) to use in moving up to draft Mariotta.  He is also the Webster’s definition of injury prone.  Look it up – Bradford’s pic is in there.
Gore to the Colts (along with a couple of Defensive F/As) is a good move for Indy.  Frank Gore isn’t what he used to be but he will give Indy a year or two of a decent RB to help balance that woefully unbalanced O.  If his plane mate Andre Johnson signs to be a vet WR then this is a very successful Free Agency period.
Willis Retired from SF and Jason Worilds also retired. It is refreshing to see younger players choosing to be healthy in their life and not playing until they are Earl Campbelled.
Speaking of SF – losing a key O line guard and Willis and signing Torrey Smith…this is a team sliding downhill fast and are currently looking at residing in the basement in the NFC West.
Arizona signed Both Iupati and Woodley and they are a QB away from being dangerous this year.
More to come later/tomorrow
MR N the BEARS Fan

 

#NFL Thoughts About the McCoy Trade, Etc‏. #NFLFreeAgency #NFLNetwork


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We are less than a week before official free agency hits and there was a big trade.  On the surface it is ground breaking…

 

Philadelphia Eagles send #1 Running Back LeSean McCoy to Buffalo for LB Kiko Alonso.
on the surface it is super star for super star and now Buffalo gets their RB Rex wants while Philly tightens up their LB core.
Philly sees F/A RBs like Spiller or Child Beater as a good replacement while Buffalo found using backups last year while Alonso was hurt worked fine.
go deeper…McCoy doesn’t like that he was traded.  He has never played home games outside of Pennsylvania, ever.  He isn’t a spring chicken.  He may either refuse to go or go and not be interested in playing.  He may play but not be the guy he was before as he is just getting older
Alonso was transcendent as a rookie LB then suffered a severe injury that was freak in nature.  Is there any guarantee the re-habbed Alonso will be able to play at the level he had as a rookie?
Neither team may be getting what they think they are.
As I said above…free agency comes March 10.  Last night I saw that Darnell Dockett – just cut by Arizona – signed with SF.  How can that happen 4 days or so before free agency????
Paying bazillions for Suh may seem like a good idea but that potential free agent brings a ton of baggage.  He is his next stomp/etc from a 1 year suspension and it’s not if it’s when.
that’s it!
any thoughts?
MR N the BEARS Fan

#NFL Thoughts After a Couple of Free Agent Days‏


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Hey all,

 

tons going on, here are a few thoughts…

 

Martin traded to SF may give him a real shot at a solid OL career now

 

Byrd signing with New Orleans gets him a ton of cash and gives NO better Safeties than one year ago BUT Byrd is not the superstar safety…he can make dynamic plays but as Buffalo’s regular allowing of 30 plus points a game often showed…he is inconsistent and often over commits either for the ball or a big hit and misses.

 

Buffalo signing Keith Rivers is an under appreciated excellent addition to the Bills D; Corey Graham signing gives Buffalo a very good CB too

 

Detroit needed a WR to play off Megatron and they signed Golden Tate. Now they just need a WR to play off Megatron :=>

 

Good for Josh McCown for turning his 4 games in Chicago last year into millions. I hope he mentors Glennon as Glennon grows into being a superb NFL QB.

 

Denver has tried to sign the world to make up for the ass kicking they received in the Super Bowl. I don’t think any of the Wares, Talibs etc will be the game changer. Funny thing I saw today was the rumor they were trying to sign concession staff and parking lot attendants from New England too. lol

 

that’s all, there is tons more going on…feel free to comment below and add your fave or your most hated free agent move! I want to thank all the new followers who are coming to my blog, I appreciate it!

MR N