He filed a grievance against the Bengals, claiming that they shouldn’t have placed him on IR in his rookie season. He won.
That gave teams another starting quarterback option in free agency. And McCarron, who showed promise in 2015 filling in for an injured Andy Dalton but hasn’t played consistently since, should come much cheaper than Cousins.
Unless the specific contract terms make this a friendlier deal for the Bears, this looks like a very aggressive deal from Pace.
This also adds to the allure of the top pitching options — both in the form of starters and relievers — as well as increasing the demand for the more favorable matchups. Here again, the supply of good spot-starting scenarios is reduced, increasing the price of the desirable options.
Looking ahead to the playoffs, the Jets will take a more conservative approach to Scheifele’s recovery from a recent upper-body injury. Sitting second, somewhat comfortably, in the Central, the Winnipeg club has the luxury of resting their top center while skating Bryan Little (or maybe shifting Blake Wheeler back to the middle) on the top line for now. Scheifele’s fantasy managers may want to move some players around in the meanwhile.
Coach Guy Boucher speaking to Stone’s absence with a leg injury: It could be short, it could be a little longer, it could be very long.
It’s a high bar, but I never have to wonder if I have seen what it takes to achieve it. My mouth has a mind of its own, so when a draft prospect makes a play that is deserving, the cuss words just come tumbling right on out.
Hell, I would have never guessed he was listed at 344 pounds from watching his tape. The way he carries that weight and how he moves around on the field suggested to me he was a much lighter dude. Keep in mind that Suh weighed closer to 300 pounds when he was coming out at close to the same listed height. Vea damn sure looks pretty fast on film at that weight, so I didn’t care very much what his 40-yard dash time was. But he ran a 4.98 at the combine.
While much of his success in the games I watched was largely due to brute strength, Vea also showed he could win with finesse too.
Imagine trying to pass block against a guy who had previously used a hump move to knock you on your ass, then ran over you and your home boy with a bull rush, only to see him hit you with a quick arm over when you finally set for power.