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POTENTIAL FREE AGENT TARGETS: PATRIOTS

So last month we covered some potential trade targets for New England fans to mull over during the awkward month and a half in between the Super Bowl and the beginning of the 2020 league year. ( TARGET ACQUIRED – Patriot trade possibilities ) It feels a bit pre-mature to start throwing out free agent targets now because we don’t know who is going to have the franchise or transitional tag placed on them, effectively taking them off the market, and we don’t know who is going to get released. There are reports that there is a bottle neck of transactions…

3 ROUND MOCK NFL DRAFT

Well, I finally done it, I’m sick. So while lying here in bed, I finally have a moment to grab my laptop and put my hand jotted notes onto the web page here for your viewing pleasure. I won’t spend a lengthy period on this preamble as you’re likely to have skipped this part anyways. But what follows is a 3 round mock draft projecting this April’s NFL draft results. We’re still about 12 weeks away from Roger Goodell taking the stage in Las Vegas to announce that the Bengals are on the clock, which means we’ll do this another…

TARGET ACQUIRED – Patriot trade possibilities

Is the dynasty over? Is it time to rebuild or re-tool? Is Thomas Brady returning? Is Jarrett Stidham the true heir to slytherin? Many questions are swirling around New England like a snow squall building momentum the NFL off-season is rapidly approaching. With so many aspects to consider; coach retention or replacement, drafting, free agency, trades, player development, we’re going to break it up a little. We’ll do it Marvel style. We’ll preview some trade targets tonight, potential break out players, who may be leaving in free agency, who may be arriving, and what are some names to look for…

REGULAR SEASON FINALE NFL DRAFT PROJECTION: Including Playoff Picks

With all but one game in the books (The 49ers are taking on the depleted Seahawks in Seattle as we speak) for the 2019 season, its time for most fan bases to turn their attention to 2020. While free agency and coaching staff changes will occur before the draft takes place during the third week of April in Las Vegas, draft prognostication will become a popular past time for teams looking towards the future. With that in mind, lets take a quick peek at what the future could hold with a First Round Mock Draft. The draft slots are set…

JUST HOW FAR AWAY ARE THE NEW YORK GIANTS?

This afternoon the New York Football Giants will square up against the Pigeons of Philadelphia. The record will reflect a subpar season for New York as they enter the last contest of their season with a 4-11 record. Even with that record though they can potentially knock Philly out of the playoffs. With the season wrapping up eyes are now turning to the off-season. So the question is, exactly how far away are the Giants from being a playoff contender? The answer: Not as far away as their record would indicate. Win or lose they’ll possess a top 10 pick…

THE CASUAL’S GUIDE TO TURKEY DAY FOOTBALL 2019

There are three big days in any die hard football fan’s year. Superbowl Sunday, self explanatory. New Year’s Day with the plethora of collegiate bowl games. And thanksgiving day. By tradition that goes back decades, the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions always host games on Thanksgiving day. In recent years the league maintained its normal schedule, allowing for a Thursday night game. That game is on a normal rotation, no traditional participant. If you’re reading this as someone who is a very casual football watcher, let us give you some pointers and things to know about the games on Thursday,…

NFL POWER RANKINGS – WEEK 13

We’ve stumbled upon the last quarter of the NFL season. The bye weeks are all done, and we’ll be treated to 16 professional gridiron match ups weekly between now and the end of the calendar year. We can see the light at the end of the tunnel as the Super Bowl is now 68 days away. For some teams that, that light is coming from a big ole train that’s about to flatten their seasons. The time tested, accurate cliche’ that defense wins championships could very well still play out as we have two historic level defenses still holding onto…

NFL POWER RANKINGS – WEEK 12

So last weekend the wife and I made the trek out to Los Angeles so we could catch the Khalil Mack @ Aaron Donald game… which is really the only way to describe it, because the Bears and the Rams are grim reminders that NFL success if fickle. Last season the Bears and Rams were considered two of the ascending franchises in the league. A couple of star laden defenses, and young, high draft pick quarterbacks, paired with a pair of “quarterback whisperer” coaches. 2019 sees these squads playing more difficult, first place schedules and each has responded with an…

NFL POWER RANKINGS- Week 11

Okay, we’ve got a few irons in the fire as far as articles coming at you from You’re Ducking Right. Coupled with an weekend excursion to Los Angeles for this Sunday Night Football Aaron Donald vs. Khalil Mack match up, and this will be a quickie for you. But if we didn’t duck in real quick, how would you know who is doing well?! So without waiting any longer, lets get in and get out. New England Patriots (Last week ranked #2) New Orleans Saints (1) Green Bay Packers (5) San Francisco 49ers (3) Seattle Seahawks (7) Baltimore Ravens (6)…

NFL POWER RANKINGS WEEK 10

After a season long run atop the leader board the Patriots of New England have been thwarted, and a nation rejoices, for now. Bill Belichick and his squad are on to the bye week before revving up for a Superbowl LII rematch with the Philadelphia Eagles. We’ll see how long this win drought lasts in Foxborough, but after the Sunday night loss against the Lamar Jackson led Ravens there were a lot of pundits running around singing Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead by the munckins of the lollipop guild. So if the Patriots have been knocked off their perch…