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FREE AGENCY POST FIRST WAVE MOCK DRAFT

With just under 5 weeks until the NFL draft kicks off, the world has shut down. That hasn’t really dampened the rush to sign NFL free agents though. Not much anyways. Certainly the guys with a tad bit more medical uncertainty (looking at you Mr. Clowney) have lagged behind as teams aren’t able to get guys into the building for a medical review. Regardless, the NFL landscape has certainly been altered in the last week. Tom Brady is a Tampa Bay Buccaneer. Philip Rivers is a Colt. DeAndre Hopkins is officially a member of the Cardinals’ Air Raid offense, and…

FAST FORWARDING THROUGH THE REST OF THE NBA REGULAR SEASON

With the NBA all star game behind us and the NBA’s buy out market pretty well settled, we’re officially into the homestretch of the NBA season. Conventional wisdom would tell you that if we just had the all star break that we must be about halfway through the season. The reality is that we’re right around two-thirds of the way through the season, give or take a game. So with a third of the season remaining, we went through, game by game and projected a winner. This exercise was done with the intent of projecting the final league standings as…

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS: Who is Staying, Who is Leaving

Should I stay or should I go now? With 19 players reaching free agency once the new league year hits the Patriots have some decisions to make. Those 19 players include hall of fame quarterback and G.O.A.T. Tom Brady, who has a player option that will be voided. As part of our Patriots off season review, we’re going to go player by player on whom is expected to depart Foxborough, and who will likely stick around. We’ll also review some players who are candidates to be cut, extended, or re-structured (but either way find their current salary cap position precarious)…

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…

BOSTON RED SOX: WE PLEAD FOR A 5th

The trade of lefty David Price to the Dodgers leaves the Red Sox in a precarious position. They only have four legitimate major league starters, that we know of. The option of using an “opener”, a concept made fashionable by the Tampa Bay Rays recently, for whom the Sox’ current top baseball man, Chaim Bloom has just arrived from this winter, has been tossed out there. Personally, I’ve never been a fan of the concept, and OBVIOUSLY the Sox are very concerned about the opinions being thrown about at You’re Ducking Right. For one, it over taxes a bullpen that…

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…

YOU’RE DUCKING RIGHT WE’VE GOT A HOLIDAY SHOPPING GUIDE

Well well well. The yule tide season is upon us. On Thursday we’ll celebrate the pilgrim’s fall harvest feast while consuming copious amounts of alcohol and football simultaneously. And then BAM its shopping season! Black Friday is one of the most horrific displays of human nature that anyone could ever experience. The anger, aggression, venom, and cunning displayed by what are normally very rational, sensible people is sometimes unfathomable. In the last few years, which has seen Black Friday become an ever menacing monster, along with the emergence of Cyber Monday three days later, we’ve also seen the creation of Small…