Excited about this season? Worried? Think the team will be lucky to go .500?
I think this season will be all about the coaching. Last couple seasons the young rookie head coach seemed to have issues getting the best out of his players. This year, the team has hired an older head coach, but once again one who was never a head coach before. Is there a reason Fangio never got an opportunity to be a head coach until he was 60? And this new/old guy is bringing his own set of coaches. Hopefully it works out, but my prediction is 8-8. Kansas City looks like they will continue to be great, plus both the Raiders and Chargers look competitive.
Real life is stranger than fiction.
Jason Gay wrote the following in his column about the NFL, 9/7/2019 wsj.com
"The Grumpy Lobster Boat Captain will find a way to beat your team on any given Sunday or Monday or Thursday. It doesn’t matter if his New England Patriots roster is the best they’ve ever had, or somewhere far less impressive. He could be missing his entire backfield and playing a used refrigerator box as a tight end—give Belichick his 72-year-old quarterback, Tom Brady, and 36 hours inside a windowless room to prep, and you’re probably toast. In the coming days, Grumpy Cap’n will probably grab Antonio Brown from the Raiders, and Brown will wind up catching 900 passes for 110,000 yards, arrive 45 minutes early for every meeting, and rescue a family of ducks in Boston’s Public Garden. You will wish you’d left that TV buried in the yard, that you’d stuck to needlepointing scenes of dogs playing backgammon, because you were getting pretty good at it."
Lo and behold Antonio Brown just signed with the Patriots today.
As soon as the Raiders released him, everyone on Twitter started saying he was going to end up in NE. Personally, I think he'll hurt the Broncos more being there b/c the Patriots have a better chance of making it to the post-season than the Raiders, but hey having Tom Brady as backup QB just increased everyone's Fantasy Football team value.
The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it. ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. ~Winston Churchill
Your scars exist, but it’s your courage that defines you. ~Nalini Singh
Many years ago there was a soap opera "Days of Our Lives". Everday seemed to bring a travail.
Today's episode: Antonio Brownis accused of rape by his former personal trainer. Please note this is a civil suit, the trainer is nor bringing criminal charges. Wonder why?
The following is a snippet from the AP 9/11/19:
Brown and Taylor met through a Fellowship of Christian Athletes group at Central Michigan University, according to the suit.
Taylor said Brown reached out to her via Facebook in June 2017 and asked the former gymnast for help with improving his strength and flexibility.
According to the lawsuit, Taylor was sexually assaulted by Brown on separate training trips to Pittsburgh and Florida that same month. The suit includes what it says are text messages from Brown bragging about the second assault.
Taylor says in the suit she then cut off ties with Brown. But she agreed to work with him again after she says he apologized and agreed to provide hotel accommodations for each training trip.
According to the lawsuit, Taylor and Brown were in Miami in May 2018 when he raped her in a bedroom at his home. Taylor says she shouted "no" and "stop," but Brown refused.
Heitner said in his statement Taylor invited herself to join Brown and his friends on a night out on the town, and then came on to Brown before they engaged in consensual sex at his residence.
Brown was approached by Taylor in 2017, according to Heitner, about making a $1.6 million investment in a business project. But he declined.