21 Burst results for "Alan Robinson"
"alan robinson" Discussed on Ultraflex Football
"Next year, and then two firsts and two seconds a year after that. So at first, I was questioning his decision making, but now after he kind of laid that out for Marie for me, I think he has a pretty solid foundation to move forward with, and he also has James cook. Alan Robinson, kind of a mixture of people that are going to produce now. I got the trade here for you. It ended up being Russell Wilson, Travis Kelce. A 23 first and a 24 first for Josh Allen. Yes. He had I think at one point he had like three 2023 first round picks and then like two or three 20 24 first round picks. So to package those together and get arguably the best dynasty quarterback there is, isn't the worst move in the world? It's not really arguably. He is the best. Yeah, for the last two years. What I'm most interested to see as far as other teams is how it will work out for the teams who went very running back heavy. More so starting next year versus this year. I personally want to well, first of all, I wanted to say something about your brother, Anthony. At one point in the draft, I sent him a tradeoff or and he responded and he goes, wow, I bet you thought real hard about that, didn't you?
"alan robinson" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"I wanted him. He's on year three of a four year $8 million deal. He's making no money and if Jamar chase wasn't on the Bengals tea Higgins, we probably think he was even better than he is now. All right, so before high Fitz goes, chase, Jefferson cup pits, Tyreke Adams, digs, lamb, debo, Jonathan Taylor, only running back, taking AJ Brown, Metcalfe, tea Higgins, high fits Europe. I'm taking Terry mclaurin. Yeah, I had it next to. Because I think Terry, you talk about quarter. Are we talking about removing these guys from the team? Terry mclaurin had a thousand yards last year with Taylor heinecke. I can not imagine how good he'd be if he was in Seattle instead of DK Metcalf. He would be top 5 guys you'd want to have a drink with to hear them talk about what their life's been like. I mean, obviously everyone on the packers is number one on that list, but maybe non packers. But Maclaurin, like, man, what's it like? You had like 6 quarterbacks. He's actually probably worse than what Alan Robinson had to deal with, right? He was Alex Smith with like 30 rods in his leg and Heine a key and he had Haskins for a little bit there. Who else did they have last year? Kyle Allen. Kyle Allen. There was one other bad one. He's another one, though, who's up for a contract renegotiation. Terry McLaughlin is, but I would pay him. I have two picks. I can't believe I'm doing this. Craig, you're going to laugh. Are you going to take it a stealer? Jerry Judy. Wow. I worked here on June and I was the first complete wildcard pick, but I'm not giving up. I'm not giving up. I'm doubling down. He's got a real quarterback this year. He had a bad injury at the beginning of last year, which is a fluke. He recovered. And then he was in a weird quarterback situation. I always got Russell Wilson, and I feel like I'm buying early to a guy that I think is going to be a mess of asset. You know, he turns 23 on Sunday. Yeah, I'm awake. I'm still in on him. Yeah, I'm in. Craig, good bit. You're a little jealous. Yeah, I don't know what Jerry Judy's like. It's like, remember when parks and rec started, I was all excited for parks and rec and then it was just horrible season one. And I was like, is this good? I guess I'll stick along. And season two came, they got rid of that one guy, Brandon witch, and the show absolutely took off. So maybe that's true luck is the Brandon, wits. That would be great..
"alan robinson" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"I don't get the sense that Rogers is that guy. I don't think he has that network, you know? Well, I think he has the network, obviously. But like, I don't know if guys are necessarily like, okay, I know what he does. You know, I've caught the ball, you know, I feel good about this. And so I don't know if it's that easy to just be like, oh, well, you know, maybe it's DK Metcalf or whoever it is, you know, I don't think it's that simple, you know? Puts a little crimp in there outlook here. I will say though, there's still just such a margin for error in that division. It's almost like you could do the old patriots things where it's like, you know, we have three months to figure this out. And then we got to start winning games. So we'll get to the postseason. Yeah. Alan Robinson goes to the rams, also the rams deal Robert Woods, the Titans here, but Ramsay the rams, I'm not a huge Alan Robinson guy. However, it does make sense, look, you have Cooper Cup is sort of your big slot type dude. Obviously they move him around. Odell was kind of the guy you brought in to be that kind of ex matchup problem guy you basically have to end up leaving in single coverage if you are going to double Cooper Cup. And Beck and play well, he still might be back there, but with the ACL tear, who knows what his timetable is for the start of next season. So Al Robinson fits the bill. I'm not a huge Allen Robinson believer. I think he is a very good player. I don't think he's necessarily like the superstar. He's been billed to be. But we'll see, this will obviously be by far the best offense he's been in, by far the best quarterback he's played with. And we'll see if this kind of takes off because the narrative with him is always sort of been like, well, you know, the quarterbacks he played with her so bad, and could you imagine if he ever played with someone good? Well, he's gonna, and he's been strictly a contested catch guy. I thought two years ago his contested catch rate was not quite good enough. I don't know what the actual rate was, but just anecdotally. I thought there were too many legitimate 50 50 balls that he didn't come down with. But, you know, silently it fits what the rams need as a compliment to Cooper cop here. Yeah, you know, I'm happy for Allen Robinson. I'm excited for Allen Robinson. I think to me, it shifts the dynamics a little bit. And I'm wondering if this is an evolution from Sean mcvay a little bit, right? Where you're almost removing the stereotypical, like Shanahan thought process there where it's like we have our we have our pace setter..
"alan robinson" Discussed on Patriots Beat
"But to this point, it does feel like they've moved backwards not forwards. Yeah, I think the biggest concern that I have along, I agree with you a 100% with the Shaq mason trade is that this isn't just about top of the market guys like Allen Robinson, right? I reported just a few minutes ago that the Patriots had some legitimate interest in Alan Robinson, but as soon as they heard the money, they bowed out. And others have reported that Brennan Scarlett was a target for the Patriots from the dolphins. He ends up going back to Miami on a one year deal for low money because the Patriots were the other team involved, but didn't want to pay him more than the dolphins were offering him. Ted Keras, one of their own, right? He gets more money from Cincinnati. They won't match it. They were never at all, you know, involved in JC Jackson, really. They never really made a concerted effort or a legitimate offer that JC was actually going to take that to bring him back here. So this is top of the market guys like JC and Alan Robinson that they're low balling or not interested in because at their price point, it's mid tier guys. They were interested in jakeem grant. They pivoted to time Montgomery because he's the cheaper option. Even guys like Brennan Scarlett who I think we're gonna find out here got 6 million bucks to go back to the Miami Dolphins, the Patriots too expensive for us, right? So everybody right now at every tier for New England is too expensive. And I personally don't think that fans should take that. I'm not saying that we have to freak out and scream and yell and panic two days into free agency. But the fact that this team that Forbes just evaluated at $5 billion is trying to use money as an excuse for why they are not making their roster better is a shame. It's a shame. I shouldn't even say a shame. It's a sham, right? Because that's truly not what's happening here. The Patriots have the ability, they have the flexibility to move cap around and to make it happen if they want to make it happen when it comes to signing guys. They don't want to make it happen. They don't want to pay the money. And to me, that is more of a disservice to the fan base than anything else that they could possibly do because that means that they are not investing into the product on the field. Sure, you can go ahead and rebuild your lighthouse, right? And you can put your new stadium half a stadium up there, Robert Kraft, but you're not actually going to go out and make the money, put money on the field in the on field product. That to me is a complete disservice to the fans. Again, there's a long way to go. I don't entirely, they can be flexible. So this to me is why it's different. They're generally flexible with cap when they need to be, right? They may not go ahead and open up $60 million to sign the top receiver and top pass rusher on the market, but they generally do have some level of flexibility, I don't think they've exercised one of those opportunities this year. In terms of player retention, they traded Shaq mason. That was their move to free up cap. They haven't done it in terms of restructures..
"alan robinson" Discussed on Patriots Beat
"Would you this is just a hypothetical, I don't know if I do this or not. I'm just throwing out a hypothetical here. Jacoby Myers also on a second round tender. Would you trade Jacoby Myers for Al Lazar? I guess that's a good question. I didn't even really think of that. I don't know. I don't think so. We know they'll do stuff like that. Like when Welker was ten years, they traded for him. They didn't sign him to the offer sheet. So right. I think that's the biggest thing, though, is that there are school of thought as far as I know was, okay, we get a big fish to play on the outside like Alan Robinson like Robbie Anderson, someone like that, then we'd like that. We're good with that. But if we're not going to get that, we're going to sign a receiver, then we'd rather get value at that X spot so that once we move on from Nelson Aguilar, we have a cheaper player at that spot. And that's I think the biggest thing is that if they signed it, marques Valdez scantling. That's not a cheaper player based off of his market right now than Nelson Aguilar, so they're not getting better value on that contract. And I think that's the struggle that they're having right now with this wide receiver market is that they may be thought that a guy like MVS was going to come in at like 9 or 10 million sort of like what they gave Kendrick Bourne last year and that was going to be a more discount Nelson Aguilar, but now his market because thanks to the Jaguars and Christian Kirk has gone absolutely haywire. There is no longer that value field stretcher in this free agency class. Unless you go down a couple of patties and you bring back like demure bird, which I don't think they have any interest in doing. So that's the main thing that I think they're struggling with that wide receiver. Is that essentially now it's like Alan Robinson and backing up the brinks truck for a guy like Alan Robinson or signing another contract that has questionable value on it. Like for somebody like MVS and the Patriots I think might be out in all of it, to be honest with you just because of the.
"alan robinson" Discussed on Patriots Beat
"If you traded Shaq mason for a 5th and then you give up like a third for Leo Collins, that's not where it's not worth the, that would be more than a 60 pick. That'd be closer than 80 pick gap. That's not worth it. So what's Collins ultimately? I have no idea what his market is. What's Colin's ultimately worth? This is one of those situations where the indication is that the cowboys are gonna cut layout Collins if they can't find a trade partner. So if that's the case because he does have an out in his contract this year for Dallas that carries $14 million in dead cap so they can get out of his contract this year. So if that's the indication, just like we saw with the Mari Cooper, once teams know that you're going to release them anyways, you're throwing a pick at them just to get the deal through so that you don't have to compete in free agency for a services, right? So that's a thing, is that layout Collins at 5 for 50, $10 million in cash this year. That is a fantastic deal for the team that makes that trade because if he's just an unrestricted free agent in this market, layout Collins is getting a lot more than that on the open market as a free agent. So it's a decent deal in terms of what you're getting for the player. That's the really the only thing that I can convince myself into in terms of the offensive line. Obviously we all want Alan Robinson. If that happens and I think that we can all stomach this a little bit more too. But if you just want to go off of what we know is that they do have some interest in layout Collins, I'm all for it. Yeah, again, we got to see the return. They, in those situations, they generally wait for the player to get cut. Because they'd rather have him under their structure their.
"alan robinson" Discussed on Patriots Beat
"So it's actually a second round pick this year. Okay. And then a 6th round pick in 2023 for Mac. I get that they're eating a lot of salary, the Chargers are. That's not enough. That's robbery. By the Chargers, right? And like, unless I'm missing something there, so the reason I bring this up, and I don't know that he would ever resign there because it was such a mess. Are the bears trying to bring back Alan Robinson? They're clearly desperate to open up money. What's the move, right? It feels like if not Robinson, they're going to be in the market for a wide receiver. Yeah. You're probably going to be in the market for a corner. I don't know, maybe I'm reading too far into it. That feels like a significant significant underpay by the Chargers for Khalil Mack, which means the bears were desperate to open up money for some reason. The fact that they do it now makes me think maybe it's because they're trying to retain somebody. Well, you also have to remember that Khalil Mack's contract doesn't end this year, right? I mean, he's got a couple more years at high cap hits left on his deal. But at the same time, it's a multiyear deal. You generally pay more for guys who are under team control. Right, but I'm just saying that in terms of investment from the bear's point of view, they're looking, I think they're looking at their thing as an entire complete rebuild. And so they're just happy. So they're just happy to get out of the money. Is what you're saying. I think they're trying to clear their books. But still, what is something to sell the farm? There's a saying, are you not allowed to save the finger? There's just not a lot of teams out there. That are so under the cap that they can trade for a guy with an $18 million cap hit, right? I mean, okay, but that's, that's ridiculous. A second and a 6th. I don't know, Alex. I mean, he's 31 years old. He's still Khalil Mack, but I don't think that he's all world, you know, all perennial all pro Clio Mac anymore. And he's do a whole lot of money. Who are they bidding? It's not even a top 50 pick. Yes. Who are they bidding against though? That's my point. Who's out there that has the capital that has the salary cap space to get into this sweepstakes for Khalil Mack? I don't know. I think we're seeing around the league more and more that guys that are over the age of 30, like, you know, like a name in New England that everybody has thrown out since Russell Wilson's trade is Tyler Lockett, right?.
"alan robinson" Discussed on Patriots Beat
"Season in the NFL and you are the final piece to the puzzle. We're gonna drop you in and it's gonna be like when the bills acquired Stefon Diggs and everything just came together for buffalo, right? So that's the pitch for Alan Robinson. The question is, at this stage, does he prioritize playing with a marquee quarterback so highly because of what he's gone through in his career when he's playing with Blake bortles and he's playing with Andy Dalton in the end of his career and all these types of things that it's not enough of a pitch for the Patriots, but I do think that they're going to come in strong. After Alan Robinson and I think it would be worth it. I think he's a player that, no, he's not a burner over the top, but I don't know if the Patriots necessarily thrive with guys like that, right? I think that the guy not at that role. They usually get the best production out of are people that are detailed and route running oriented and have some contested catchability and ability to win down the field in that sense with his size. And I think Alan Robinson checks a lot of those boxes. This is a guy that's been one of the best route runners inside versatility. All those types of things in the National Football League for this decade, right? He's really one of the top technicians at the league has seen over the last ten years. So I'm not super, super high on it. Like, oh, I think that they're going to win the Super Bowl if they sign out on Robinson. I wouldn't go there. But I think that this is out of all the options that they're on the market. This is a 100% the best one best outcome for the Patriots. Yeah, again, I think it goes back to you talked about, well, does he, you know, is he going to want to play with the premium quarterback compared to the guys he's played with? He may think Mac Jones a premium quarterback. Let's not roll that out. But again, the problem is everything you just said fits. It's just, you know, you have to hope if you're the Patriots, teams look at the tape last year and are scared off. Yeah. Because again, all it takes is.
"alan robinson" Discussed on Patriots Beat
"That's all I want to do. That was so much fun last year. I just wanted to talk to you. Oh, we're going to do plenty of them. We're going to do plenty of them. I think I was watching free agency Minecraft are tough. I do them. We all do them, but I think they are tough because you just don't like, look, if they sign Alan Robinson next week that we don't need to mock Chris a lot of it in the Patriots in the first round. It's not getting to the Patriots, but okay. You know what I mean, right? Yeah. Free agency pre free agency mock drafts are tough. I'm just, I'm in the mindset, like I was watching college baseball last night, and there's this guy on Utah, Matthew socks, dominant starting pitcher. And I'm like, man, the Red Sox should draft this guy. Like, that's just where my brain is at right now. I need to do it. I need to do it. I need my fix. Alex is easily one of the most locked in baseball draft nerds that I've I did not know. Oh, it's the tip of the iceberg. I did not know there was so much to know about the MLB draft until I met Alex and he started to break down rule 5s and it's the worst draft. Very stupid. It's the worst draft. It's very stupid. It's 40 rounds. You can't trade picks. It's nonsense. Really quickly. And then draft. I don't want to get off on a tangent about here's the thing. We normally go at least an hour at 55 minutes. Actually, should we throw a quick boss in sports minute in here? Yes, we can do that. That's quite a bit going on. Why is it 40 rounds? What's the logic there? And does it actually in 1908? It's been that way forever and baseball. Because it actually makes sense. Is there actually a guy that you can point to that was drafted in the 40th round and turned out to be a Hall of Famer or an all star? Oh, well, here's the thing. Baseball, the baseball draft is the biggest crapshoot. Like guys all over the draft because you take a kid in the 40th round who's 18, you don't really know what he's going to be. The other reason it's 40 rounds is because teams only teams sign like half their draft picks if that did pools go in the 40s. He went, I don't know when he went. But yeah, teams only signed like half their draft pick seems draft guys knowing full well they're not going to sign them. So again, the whole thing's a mess, it should be, I get why there's more rounds. You need to fill the minor leagues. It should be ten rounds, let teams trade picks, and then if you want to do a minor league draft on your own time, rounds 20 rounds 11 through 40 where you can't trade picks and it's just minor leaguers do that. I don't care. Should be ten rounds. Let teams trade picks, they're going to add a lottery, which I hate draft lotteries, but fine, do a normal draft, like a normal league, and people get into it. College baseball is a great product..
"alan robinson" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"It's Cody white hair by himself, and he gets destroyed and that that's the places talking about the end of the game, right? That one sack that Donald had correct. That's what he's going to. What about the other three quarters? Was it just that one. That's the only play that he's talking about. Well, there was a double move. What about the other opportunities to take shots down the field? Correct. Even if the defense isn't giving you a look where you go We should take a shit. Take a shot. You got a veteran guy there. You're paying 10 million to Andy. I want to just stretch the defense here on first and 12th 12th and three. Whatever it is And if it's not there, throw the thing. 40 rows deep. I don't care. They have to at least think we're thinking about it. I want to make sure it's very clear when we talk about Andy Dalton versus Justin Fields. It's something that we've talked about all the pre season and here we are right. We did get a chance to see some of Justin Fields cap, But here's the point. Can Justin Fields play in the secondary? Can he play corner? Can he do that? Because that's where you need talent at the quarterback position, and I really feel this way. We will see fields out there lunch at the time. But my concern is even if Justin Fields is all world, and he gives you everything you're looking for, I'm concerned that the defense will hold up their end of the bargain. I mean, it's it was a team lost yesterday, right? It wasn't so horrible. But what I'm saying is that I don't like the trend now may be coming up on Sunday. It'll get better. But when we look at the offense, I can't say I was surprised. Because we saw this last year, right? Conservative play calling, run the football very strong with Montgomery, which is great, but cap, you have to be able to have playmakers. Right? You see Alan Robinson's agent pretty pissed off because his guy can't get into the into the mix more often offensively. You. Can You see the tweet? God? Yes. 16 16 more weeks of this, and he'll be gone. Correct? Pretty much. We'll read you that tweet from his agent Brandon Parker. We'll get into all of your calls 31233237763123323776. Want to give you another play. Where the great Andy Dalton because he has to be on the field and 1/4 down completely food, barred the play 3123323776. He's honey, I'm cap. Be right back. Take that this This.
"alan robinson" Discussed on GSMC Fantasy Football Podcast
"He is going to eclipse his fantasy. Totals from last year. So let's get into the wide receivers for the bears. So i up. You got allen robinson. Alan robinson last year productive season. One hundred two receptions on one hundred fifty one targets twelve hundred fifty receiving yards and six touchdowns which led to a two hundred eleven point nine total fantasy points last year and i definitely do think that you know if he stays healthy and continues to be the consistent wide receiver that he is. He's going to have another good season. And you know. I think it's going to be a little bit frustrating in the beginning because you are gonna have some you know switch at the quarterback position at some point but i think he could still do well. With andy dalton. I think he will do well with whoever ends up. Starting for this team Later on in the season. But i think it's gonna be a little bit frustrating for some fantasy managers if the production is in what it has to be when it comes to him. If andy john is not playing well so i do think that him now Him and justin fields can definitely work. It's just in the early stages of the season. It's going to be andy dalton. And like i said i think between weeks three and four. I think that's when we'll expect justin fields to take the field. I said field twice but whatever Justin feels to take the field. Yeah so two hundred eleven point nine fantasy points. I mean this one's a tough one. I'm going to say that he is. I think he's going to be around that maybe a little bit below. I'm gonna say that. Because i do think that darnell mooney is gonna take a big step forward. And i think he's going to be more of an impact player this season. And i think that will take away. Some of the targets and receptions away from alan robinson's to say he's going to be slightly below that i think he will have another good season. And i think the touchdown totals from last year. I think that'll be around the same as well. So that's my thoughts on alan robinson. So let's get into some of the other receivers on this team. So let's go to darnell mooney so last year darnold mooney. Sixty one receptions ninety eight targets six hundred thirty one receiving yards and four touchdowns which led to him having a hundred twenty one point six fantasy points and right now he's dealing with a back issue practicing limited capacity on thursday. So yeah you still kinda questionable for week one. But i do think that he will eclipse fantasy. Totals from last year. I think he's going to be more of an impact player in this offense. And i definitely think that once justin fields takes the field saying fields twice again I think that they are going to develop a nice connection. And i think that mooney is going to become more of an impact player in this offense and i think he'll get over four touchdowns not by a lot. I think maybe you'll get like five or six somewhere around there and yeah he's going to be the number two wide receiver for the bears and now the anthony miller is gone. This opens up more opportunities for him in that regard as well so then moving onto another receiver on this team. You got shot. Perriman last year thirty receptions sixty targets five hundred five yards three touchdowns that which led to an eighty four point one fantasy total performance for last year. I mean i think he probably gets around those numbers again because again. He's probably going to be the number three wide receiver. Now obvious even injury does happen. He'll he'll play more of a role on this team. But i think between allen robinson mooney you got to rico and coming back running the football david. Montgomery you expect the tight end to take a big step forward like whole combat. I think he's going to be around his fantasy totals from a year ago. So that's what i have to say for bershad perriman. Then you also have markey's good went on. The team did not play last year so if he does play he'll be over his fantasy total so never mind with him. So let's go to the tight ends now. So you got coal combat last year forty eight fantasy points. Twenty eight receptions forty four targets two hundred forty three receiving yards two touchdowns i definitely think he will eclipse his fantasy. Totals as a young tight end that i think could be poised to have somewhat of a breakout season for the bears. Obviously jimmy graham is still there. I thought jimmy. Grandma's gonna retire after the playoff game last year against the saints. When he scored the touchdown had that one handed grab and then just walked immediately into the locker room afterwards. But he's still on the team. So i think that does affect coke a little bit and he returned to practice wednesday. He had hamstring injury. But i guess that's not too concerning. I think he is going to eclipses. Fancy told us from last year he's gonna play more prominent role in the offense as well. So then let's talk about jimmy. Graham last year. Jimmy graham had one hundred eighteen point. Six fantasy points fifty receptions seventy six targets four hundred fifty six yards and eight touchdowns. I think he's going to be below his fantasy totals from a year ago. I believe that. I feel like coal. Combat is gonna kind of take over and take away those targets away from jimmy graham. I think he's going to play a more prominent role on the bears. So i think jimmy graham though he will still be used in the red zone decent amount and i think that's what will make him. You know somewhat of a decent fantasy option. If you know if you're struggling to find a tight end. I do believe that. Coal combat is going to take targets away from him. Be the number one tight end. Jimmy grams production is going to go down as opposed to what it was a year ago. So i'm gonna say he's going to be lower than his fantasy totals from ago so now. Let's get into the bears. Defensive bears defense had eighty two fantasy points from a year ago. Three hundred fifty eight points allowed. Ten interceptions eight fumble recoveries in two touchdowns. I mean it's kinda hard to predict you know with that those kind of numbers. I mean when you look at like we talked about the lions on one of the previous shows they negative for they're going to be above that they're going to be above that the bears. I mean i. I mean i you know what i'm gonna say. They're going to be below. Because i do think that there's still kind of you know. They're not the defense that they were back in two thousand eighteen. I'm not going to say it's they're going to be reduced by a lot. But i do think that it's not going to. They're going to have another down year on defense. Now i mean they still got playmakers. They still got roquan smith. Eddie jackson they still got khalil. Mack akeem hex. But i just think that this defense is. It's still not what it once was back in two thousand eighteen and and i just think that you know they're going to give up more points. There's gonna be a few more cracks in this defense. And i think teams are going to be able to exploit that. I don't know i. I just think that you know the bears. They're going to be a defense that depending on the match up. You're gonna wanna start him and you know what maybe if justin fields comes in and provides a spark. This defense plays better. Because we've seen that happen. You know we look at the forty niners from a couple years ago in two thousand seventeen. They were awful. And then jimmy garoppolo came in and they won five straight. The defense played better so that could be something that the bears need they need to provide. The news sparked to You know make them play better and just feels could be the guy that provides that because you know what they've been dealing with playing with mitchell trubisky and nick foles now. They might actually have a quarterback that you know can galvanize them get them energized and go get them to go out there and play better and you know i think because of that their defense will be. It's going to be awful. Of course. But i don't think it's a defense that you would take as high. Were starred as much as you would back in two thousand eighteen when they were really really good. So that's my thought on the bears defense. I think they're going to be slightly below their fantasy totals from a year ago. So moving onto their kicker. You got cairo santos last year. One hundred thirty six fantasy points thirty of thirty two when it came to field goal attempts..
NFL Franchise Tag: What it is and how it works
"What is a franchise tax. So you hear this word a lot. I always used to think franchise tag means. We're just gonna see that player on that specific team for the remaining of the season but there or for the next year but they're a little more complicated in that so every offseason teams have a two week window to plot to a one year franchise tag so once the player gets tagged they can either sign that contract or a long term extension. Which is the more i think. That's the more popular use of the franchise tag because a of teams don't want their their coveted players to hit free agency and they don't want another to swoop them without getting being able to offer them. I so these salaries for for each tag varies by position and the price is set by either adding the top five paid players from each position or it can be one hundred percent of a player's previous year's salary so twenty percent Increase in that salary so by position quarterback at least twenty six million a year with the franchise tag water. She was get seventeen million defensive ends get around seventeen million but less than receivers linebackers get fifteen million and so on and so forth. I think running backs get around ten million so it all depends on how guys are being being paid at that specific position so teams only can use this once a year and they can only use it on one player you can use it on the same player different years but yeah you can only had us one tag per year. There's different types of tags. There's an exclusive franchise tag which means players can't negotiate it all with other teams. There's a non exclusive franchise tag where other teams can make an offer and then The the team that has that player can match that offered and take the player And then there's a tradition. Tax tradition tags are similar to non-exclusive but players get an average of top ten position salaries instead of top five. So there's a little bit of a my discrepancy there and once the tag is applied teams have until mid july to renegotiate the contract. So like i said most common use for these franchise tag is not let a player. They want hit free agency. They wanna keep them around and then negotiate a more long-term deal to save some money and get under the cap for the foreseeable future so these somewhat can be slightly unfair A lot of players disliked the franchise tag for example on robinson is voiced his opinions against the franchise tag because it plays a lot of restrictions on upper-echelon players. So when a player like allen robinson gets franchise tagged they can't really find the real market value because they have that set price on them and if they wanted to go explore free agency then they could go interview with a bunch of teams test the waters and see what their actual worth is rather than getting a set number Just put on them so that's somewhat unfair This makes them have no financial security past one season. So if there's an injury then you know they just their value could just completely plummet. Under the franchise tag now players can hold out. That's really the only leverage they have in the su- situation but you know that's asking a lot of a player to put their public. Perception line put their reputation with the fans on the line and so most players don't do that but it has gotten to that point before so most cases players work at a deal for the tag comes into place in july which is the deadline for them to restructure. Or make that deal. So now i'm gonna get into what players have got tagged so far and What does that mean for. These teams moving forward. I player i wanted to discuss. Is alan robinson so. This one was obvious when it had to be done. Bears have a lot of uncertainty at the at the quarterback situation. So i don't think they wanted to make a long term deal without knowing where what direction they were gonna go with the quarterback. But you couldn't let player of this caliber and a player. This talented gopher nothing in return so in twenty twenty roms a career. High one hundred two passes for twelve hundred fifty yards. And he's only twenty seven which is pretty remarkable considering everything he's been through he had a tornado in two thousand seventeen with jacksonville. And he's really played with really bad quarterbacks over the years he's had blake bortles who's a backup slash bouncing around the league and he's played with mitch trubisky. Who's a failed first round pick for the chicago bears. And he's still been that he's had that production there no matter what. So i really wanna see robinson play with upper echelon quarterback and i just think if you give him a russell wilson someone who's above slightly above average maybe even just average than his numbers will go up. Even more is ridiculous so like i said he's a true number one receiver. I would argue top five in the league. He's either gonna play for seventeen million in two thousand twenty which is what his franchise tag number. I think he's looking for more around twenty million and easier gonna play under that contract or he can hold out. Which i think is definitely a possibility with this player just because of the displeasure. He's voiced on social media and kind of how players of rallied. His teammates have rallied rallied around him and they really want to see him get paid but when you look at the market value so he's gonna get paid seventeen million the tag next year.
Wide Receivers Were the Order of the Day on Franchise Tag Day
"Today was tagged a in the National Football League. We found out stars that we're getting the franchise tag, which may preclude them from Changing teams, and we found out some players that didn't get the franchise tag. Wide receivers were the order of the day and Alan Robinson gets the franchise tag. Chris Godwin gets the franchise tag will have more on Godwin and Brady coming up in a few minutes because this is a really big deal. But now who do you go after right? Who's the number one wide receiver you go after, and The guy who was going to be the beneficiary of this. And look, we've talked about who the three best wide receivers were gonna be in free agency this year, right? You and I did this about a month ago, and it was Robinson and it was Godwin and it was Kenny Golladay. You got it? And I know that that some people are going to be a little nervous. About Golladay. Oh, he was hurt. Last year, he was on pace for his best year in 2020 until he got hurt. I am so in on Kenny Golladay. Getting hurt last year doesn't concern me. You know anytime, you miss games, whether it's zits calf or it's a hamstring. It's not that big a deal right? And it's not something where wait. There's a big injury and maybe they're not going to be as fast as they once were. It's not that big a deal. I go after Kenny Golladay because he is everything. That a team's gonna want in a wide receiver. He can be the big target in the red zone. He's someone is going to stretch the defense. He is terrific. Listen. Matthew Stafford has been blessed with good wide receivers and great wide receivers his time in Detroit before he got traded to Los Angeles and Kenny Golladay. Is that good? I mean, he's going to get paid and He's the big winner today with the other guy's getting franchised and Kenny Golladay is going to get a lot of money and rightfully so, because he is extremely talented. I love the kid. Congratulations to him. Not only will he get out of Detroit and whatever the next phase of their world is, but he's going to get a mountain of cash to do it.
"alan robinson" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Is going well, You're getting through the snow. Okay? You don't watch this stamp snow. Don't you know what? That word is completely out of my my February? It's a true four letter word. I'm so pissed off right now. Like I know everyone. I live in Chicago. I should understand that some 54 years old, I get it. It still doesn't quell my anger. Dog. Had it be taken outside this morning at 4 30. That's my dog's problem, not the snow's problem. But in the middle of this note, Great timing, Lola And she had nowhere to poop. So she put right in the driveway. Okay, that's better than and the inside. I guess it sounds like you're exasperated, just I mean, I read a stat today like we talked to Tracy about this and most of the area in the last, like two or three weeks have gotten like 30 inches of snow. Midway the midway area. The people in the Midway area have gotten over 40 inches of snow because they were hit with like 18 inches last night. It's crazy. It is, so we'll get your mind off of that. There is a lot to do today. There's so much bulls and Hawks both one last night. We'll play some fun highlights from those games. We've got plenty of bears to discuss. There's Alan Robinson News. There's some quarterback news speculation more like with Carson Wentz, but Jed Hoyer just spoke and we'll get to the white Saxon Abed Jason Benetti is going to join us at three o'clock. And Chris. If we can play Hoyer, five here, start there, and then we'll get to the area to signing in the rotation. I thought this was the most interesting stuff to come out of. What Jed Hoyer had to say is both of our teams, pitchers.
"alan robinson" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Would you like to see Matthew Stafford throwing the ball too? Take Alan Robinson. We don't know if he's gonna be back here, and I've got God money yet to say, Darnell morning. Very nice. Stafford can throw the deep ball I don't see I know would be wonderful. I know that they'll probably talk about it during the course of the week. Um, because it became official the last day or so. I know that Sylvia's big on trying to make a deal any deal you can to get to shown Watson and talk about what's gonna happen, Tom Waddell said. No, you shouldn't because you can't give up your future for the one quarterback because you're going to get him and you're not gonna be able to get offensive linemen. You get other players to help him. Yeah, great quarterback with nobody else, and that's not obviously the way to do it. I've always admires Stafford especially being in that situation up there for so long as he has. I'm not sure why he hasn't demanded to get out of there earlier. Now that he's available. I I would love to see him here. But can can we come up with something? There's other teams looking for quarterback. I just say, I can't imagine that a team in the Bear's division would make a deal to send their quarterback to the Bears and then have to face him twice a year. I don't see how why you would do it well if the price was right. It would have to be really right. It would have to be. So What is that price? I saw a thing on Twitter. I was gonna copy. They didn't. There was this guy and Twitter and he was talking about quarterbacks going to new teams, and he had six different teams. He had the Jets getting a new quarterback and the Jets quarterback going somewhere else in the Colts getting a new quarterback and the Lions getting a new quarterback and all this stuff. He didn't have the bear's getting a new quarterback. I've only said what you've got to have. The bear's getting a new quarterback. There's six of them. There's got to be even more net. Well, in this in this whole process. Did true biscuit go somewhere? No, no, there's your answer he had. Hey, had Cam Newton going somewhere and someone else going to the Colts. He had someone going to Camp Donald leaving the jets and going somewhere else, but not to the Bears. S Oh, yeah. The Bears are going to need a quarterback One way or another. You can't play the game unless they're going to say and man. Oh, man, if they're going to say that we're going to go with Nick Foles. That's a very good jump ship. Well, there's a good chance how many already want to jump ship. There's fans has conference. Maybe a maybe a lot of them, but you know, I mean, like Ted Phillips said, Have we got in the quarterback situation completely right? No. Have we won enough games? No. Everything else Is there. Everything else? It's all there. It's all there. You just need that quarterback and see if that works out. Let's go out on town. Hurston. Steve. Hey, Steve, what's happening? Hey, buddy. Good morning, guys. You know, I like the idea. Of Stafford because he's a guy who can you say throw the deep ball and hey, doesn't throw a lot of interceptions. There's a lot of places with this guy. The only thing is he gets He's got a huge salary and in order to sit him under the cap and be able tol enough other pieces to make us work. I think you've got to make a deal like something like Hello, Mac. On the Detroit along with fist second round pick and that way they get to pick that they're looking for and you get the salary of release that you absolutely need. So that you can keep in Alan Robinson and you can actually get pieces around Stepford so that you could do something versus you know, Okay, we got the quarterback, and now we don't have anybody. You know for him to throw to and besides money, and s, so I think that would make a lot of sense. But you got to believe that they're going to try to make a deal like this if they can, because Their jobs on the line If they don't win this, while we hope that there are probably well yeah, they have one year remaining, and I think that's one of the reasons why nothing was done. Now they figured, Listen, let's let's despite the bullet haven't played the one year see what they do, and it'll be really easy to get rid of next year, Right? I just wish McCaskey would have said that in the press conference to make the of Bears fans. Nobody ever says that. Yeah, I don't But how about that? Somebody doing something different, Sheriff? Sure See, We appreciate the call. As Steve called. I wanted to go on double check it because I have not looked at it. According to the athletic Stafford still has two years remaining on his contract, while the Lions will have to eat 19 million in dead money if and when they move him. Stafford's new team would be on the hook for Perfectly reasonable 20 million in 2021 9.5 million in base salary plus bonuses and 23 million in 2022 multiple teams could inquire about training for Stafford, including the Niners, Colts, Patriots Steelers Saints. And the Washington football team. Those are all the ones that we're talking about The other ones. There's six teams there that are probably looking for a quarterback on the Bears Don't get mentioned right, And that's after whomever gets to Shawn Watson than the other teams will have to scamper to get. You know, there's situation song do writers around the rest of the NFL realized the Bears don't have a quarterback? Well, I think it's more of the divisional thing right? Because I think so, too. It kind of reminds me of remember one Brett Farve got traded. And we went from Green Bay to he went to the Jets first, Okay, you're right there, And then he went to Minnesota so because the particles weren't going to release him, and there was the story to remember that he wanted to play for either the bears of the Viking right right away. They said, no way and no, We're not going to trade you in the division, and I'm guessing that's what Detroit's going to do as well. Yeah, I would think so. The Niners are interesting because if they're going to, they're going to give up on Jimmy Garoppolo. I know that's a lot of money, too, but I'd be more than happy to have him there. Those are the quarterback dominoes. That and with Garoppolo to you'd imagine. And that's why the Niners or one of these attractive trade partners in whether it's to Sean whether it's Matthew Stafford, because you could get a quarterback back. Whether it's the Dolphins, the Jets, the Niners, those of the team that could give you a quarterback's key and Peele we can't you can't create..
"alan robinson" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Most improved player award Would give it to Baker Mayfield. This year. Next. My next I take is this Alan Robinson is shaping up to be this off seasons, most sought after free agent When you look at what Stefan digs and DeAndre Hopkins meant to their teams and their quarterbacks last off season, I believe every team in the league is looking for that now. I don't think going out and signing Alan Robinson makes a lot of sense if your team is two and 14 If your team is close if it's on the cusp, or if you maybe even more importantly, If you have a good young quarterback you're looking to develop. The best thing you could do is go out and get him. That guy. The impact of Stefan Diggs has had on Josh Alan, I think is immeasurable. The impact that DeAndre Hopkins has had on Cuyler Murray 115 catches this year immeasurable. Someone is going to make Alan Robinson a very, very rich man thinking that he can have that same impact on their young quarterback. As they did with Colin Murray taken from point a to point B or, as he did, with Josh Allen taken from Point B to point C Either way, there's enormous value in that. So Alan Robinson, there were a few on restricted free agents. Juju is misused her only 24 years old Kenny Golladay, Big long, excellent receiver. The best of them is Robinson. So I believe Alan Robinson will be this year's most sought after free agent He will be this year's Stefan Diggs or.
"alan robinson" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Sure enough, even though Alan Robinson was not tagged in the post, he liked the post. So I ask you guys, most of us assume Allen Robinson wants out of here but shot or no shot. The Chicago Bears cannot afford to lose out on Robinson this offseason and must back the Brinks truck up to retain him. No shot. First of all, he's a hell of a player. He's not in my opinion. A top 10 0! My God, I have to break the Brinks truck caps coming down your offense. Is it good enough? You don't have a quarterback and you got the second oldest defense. And he wants Keenan Allen Money four for 84. Tag him and trade him and get some assets back is 12 million in what's in the brakes. Truck is 12 million in their 12 15 million Know Keenan Allen money, at least Okay, well, then, no shots. Sorry. And you know, just the tenor of the press conference. Maybe think that boy they're really into money. Was like the next guy and my God, if I wanted Marty Booker to be, Yeah, just like yeah, I just It's too bad, But here's the thing If I'm Alan Robinson is a businessman. I'm looking at this and saying, Well, who's the quarterback? Do not want to be. Larry Fitzgerald. Up in here has no shot at Larry Fitzgerald. Just that Larry, no matter who the quarterback is. He's staying in Arizona, right? No matter how much they paying, like up this world wannabe. Robinson still got good football to give, but he wants to be with an upper echelon quarterback. That's not gonna be here in Chicago. Just not gonna happen. Agree, so no shot. All right, gentlemen, the mega millions. Jackpot is at $850 Million. We has a show group. You too mellow myself, Jr In our boss, Mike Thomas have a show pot and we bought a bunch of tickets shot or no shot If we win 50% of us will be at work here tomorrow. Well, you won't wake up. Listen one time in years, and this is what I get. He says you'd be dead. Um I know I will be here. I'll be here like if if you truly and I gave the tickets Jr made copies already. Uh, if We won tonight. And I looked and go. Oh, God. We just want 850 million. And I think the buyout is like 600 something like that. Where today? What? No, It's not like your app. I don't want to catch out. No. Give me my money. Oh, after taxes. I think they have some payments like six. Take where you get paid for the next like 20 years or you could just get one lump sum where they take out all the taxes, right? I want the bunny a deal. No way would take the lump sum. So you think the money would dry up? At some point we wouldn't get our full share. Exactly. Thanks, Pritzker. Um, I gotta go Political Flintstone, and that's what Let's assume that we win and I call you guys go. It's 125 guy were in done. Still come in here and want to do the show every day. I'll be here done what I'm gonna do with myself. This is well, there's a couple things you could do, but nonetheless put on a apron and go. Hey, honey, I made a new recipe, did it? No. Oh, no. I'm gonna work. I want to do the show shot a car. No, absolutely. Oh, I don't know. It's a good recipe. Bad Look who's in the kitchen we'll use in the kitchen. The kitchen. I don't know what I'm gonna make it, Carm. Yeah, I'd be here. Absolutely. And 50% of us. I think we'd all be here. No shots of Miller. I would be here. Miller wouldn't be here and can't be here today would be a day after I'd be here. The celebration. I might be completely waste who come in here, but I'd be here You'd be broadcasting from home, Jeff. There's no question. No, I disagree the day after I'd be here two days later, maybe that Miller would be here until Capt handed him his envelope of cash. And then we would never see Miller again. I would be here. You could find me in the back of the limo exactly. Absolutely. Yes, Mr Hood. What would you like me have me waiting with for you? Absolutely. Oxen crown. Yep. The next January. I'll still be broadcasting. I'll just be in ST Thomas. Exactly Way..
"alan robinson" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"The most important thing you can do for a young quarterback. The most important way you can put the finishing touch on your football team is by going out and getting a receiver. Look what Stefan Diggs has done it. Balto to Buffalo. Look what DeAndre Hopkins meant in Arizona. So we looked over here is the list of some of the unrestricted wide receivers. You know, I'm told Marcus Spears is ready to go. The big fella joining me on the Goodyear hotline. Let me bring him into the conversation on that that thought Hello, Swag. Ooh! Hey, what's up, my brother, will you tell me so I'm gonna give you just to throw a couple of names at you. I've been sitting here all morning, saying that the difference the biggest difference to me between Lamar Jackson and Josh Allen. Is that the buffalo Bills went out and got Stefan digs, and the Ravens didn't And I think that was the difference in their development and the difference in that game the other night. So as I look at the list of unrestricted free agent wide receivers this year, you tell me Is there a guy who could make that kind of difference? Chris Godwin Alan Robinson, Juju Smith Schuster. Kenny Golladay. I'll throw in the names will Fuller T Y. Hilton and Corey Davis were also among the unrestricted free agents. Is there a guy on that list that says to you? Yes. Go get that guy and he can have that kind of transformational impact on your team. I think it's Alain. Robert. Hmm. Would allow you immediately. The flat marquees Brown to the two The number two. Why receiver you can get created there. Alan can win one on 1 50 50 balls and he's already been in one right, like he's already been in that in that mold. Um And that's the difference. G, like the football of difference is the fact that Lamar can do so much and be creative. You're number one, where I received more than likely will have more chances to get over them more time to get open. From from that standpoint, so it makes this that we saw obviously. The difference? Not only in the fact that Stefan Diggs is there With Josh Allen, but we saw the difference in philosophy. We saw the difference in the ability Doom or to be a transformative team and play the sound that you need to play in order to win the game yesterday showed up A rave in any kind of reignited a lot of the conversation that I was having it look by no means, you know, we talked about this early in the season by no means Was with taking the run game away from the Mark Jackson and the Ravens not being dominant, dominant run team, but I knew at some point during the season G just like his part of since we've been watching football. You're gonna have to push the ball downfield effectively. And they just haven't They don't have the guys to do it. And they don't have the philosophy is gaining to do it. And that was what I was screaming evolved the passing game that don't mean get away from your staple and your foundation. But it has evolved because in games like that When you see both of those back in the box with 89 10 guys down at the line of scrimmage, you need to have number one Alan Robinson or I number one wide receiver. That's isolated out there against the cornerback that can win and Lamar has the confidence in there. So it's a lot of things that need to transpire. But you're definitely right. They need a one. Alan Robinson fits that mold better than in the other guys you mentioned. I think, Chris God, we could be a one. But the fact that he's always had Mike Evans and now yes, all of that talent around him. Um, that would be a way to see you Look at the skill cities say Yeah, he could potentially be a one get drafted you but I haven't Robinson is no doubt to me that he could be on one until let's say if it's the Ravens or any other team that might be out there looking for receiver to put them over the top greenie with you presented by progressive insurance, making it easy to bundle your home and car insurance. As you listen to Marcus is unmistakable Voice that accent That's a Louisiana accent. You were a kid from Baton Rouge. And you played it ls you And so I wonder if you can help People across the country who may not understand. Put into words if we did indeed see the last of Drew Brees yesterday. What he meant to that city to that region of the country. What, what his career it It feels to me goes far beyond what he accomplished on the football field. I wonder if you could put that into words for us. The first of all look like you said. I grew up in Baton Rouge and you know Drew Brees. Getting into his career, his individual statistics, the things that he's done, all well documented. We know how it's tremendous of a football player and quarterback he Woz. Um, but I remember growing up with people used to wear brown paper bags over their head when they went the same escape. I remember the New Orleans things being the laughing stock. Remember the New Orleans things being in conversations that the L s U football team to beat the New Orleans Saints? And then they got Drew Brees and Sean Payton and they start to put together trip tremendous teams. They start to build a philosophy and they start to do things like a world class organization would do to put their guys in position to win. Then they had this quarterback Drew Brees, who had been kind of belong to the war because of a shoulder issue and didn't know if he was gonna be held. They took a chance on him. He took a chance on the saints in that city that they would get things right. And then you directly go back to Hurricane Katrina when he was there as the storm quarterback and all he did for the community and and the people in New Orleans and being a part of that community, not only the revival off of New Orleans but ushering in kind of this new idea of what the New Orleans Saints would be. How we have people with beautiful and not to mention Winning the Super Bowl is well so drew. It's drew as Dunmore from New Orleans from a sports figure than anybody that's ever played. And I know Archie Any quarterback there, and I know his business. Tremendous guys. They're past willing to have done amazing things in the city, but none will be remembered like Drew Brees. No briefs that you need to go up in front of the suit the Mercedes Benz dog Superdome. As I knew it, they need to make sure he's always supported three and in the fabric of what they do, going forward. Did you know all these things why he ushered in the era of football of a franchise that was in the business. The head, no identity that didn't look at themselves a champion, and he he and Sean Payton created a whole different vibe into water. And now you see Do all these jerseys all over the place And you see is the brand name now and you see Drew Brees being there in the natural, just remnants of the the work he's done out off the football field will last For lifetime, So it is. Right now. We don't start talking about young quarterbacks in the draft, and we're gonna talk about God just watching going to the city in doing all of these story lines that we're gonna have Umm With a franchise commits to a quarterback when they pay a guy like like the normal face of Pedro Breeze. When you look at his career totality with him being in New Orleans. That is the model of what you want your franchise quarterback to be not just winning games winning playoff games bring in the Super Bowl title, but also the impact on the community.
"alan robinson" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA
"42 remaining first quarter scoreless between the Bears and Saints alongside Hall of Famer James Locked in on Kevin Kugler Bears get a defensive stuff will take over at their own eight yard line, and Mitchell Travesty six and three this year as a starting quarterback. Go to work behind an offensive line of Charles Leno, Junior Cody White hair, Sam Lucifer, Alex bars and remaining steady from left to right along the offensive line. Jimmy Graham is the tight end Alan Robinson, Anthony Miller, the wide receivers will see who starts to the injured Darnell mooning today. David Montgomery. He has been the Bell cow for this offense of the Bears of late, almost 100 yards per game average. Over the last six games. Miller in motion from the eight yard line on first Down out of the shotgun swing past left side, the Miller looking for a block and Miller ushered out of bounds at the 10 yard line. Just to pick up of two as we set the Saints defense for you, Cameron Jordan, Marcus Davenport on the ends Malcolm Brown and David on Yamada in the middle of that line, Alexandra Alone Exact Bond tomorrow. Davis of the linebackers, Generous Jenkins Marchand Lattimore, the corners. Marcus Williams and Malcolm Jenkins, part of a veteran good secondary for the Saints. Saints defense third in the league this year, allowing just over 310 yards per game on second down Montgomery with Carrie and he'll go over the left side of the 13 yard line. Except three. And now third and five for the Bears deep in their own. End it there on 13 yard line. It will be interesting to see what offensive coordinator Bill Laser does on this down. They're going straight. The line of scrimmage. We're trying to catch the Saints and a basic coverage sent in from the sidelines third down and 53 receivers right of the line number is going to move from the left to the left of travesties stands on the left cash in the gun moving from left to right. For Biscuit arms outstretched gets the shotgun snapping his way. Same fresh five Robiskie pumps throws over the middle, and that's almost intercepted in and out of the hands of generous Jenkins, who was crossing in front of the intended receiver Alan Robinson and nearly picked up for this game to 23 as the punt team runs on for the bear. When you have time to say he pumped And when he pumps he's looking in that direction. That means that the defense also had that same amount of time to drive on the football, and when he pumped, they drove on the ball and almost came up with the interception. Deante Harris is the deep man, his toes on the Saints 40 yard line as Pat O'Donnell yard deep in the end zone will put it away after a bear's three and out pressure coming up the middle of Donald gets rid of this one. Harris, ranging toward the far sideline back pedals to the 38 yard. By now across the 40 tries to cut it left to the 45 down. He goes in the arms of Barkevious Mingo for the Bears Good field position, though, for Drew Brees..
Browns dealing with injury questions at tackle
"Us some news about steelers running back James Connor. Yoshimi sprained his ankle last night Laura now, Mike Tomlin said they're going to leave the white on them for this weekend. So they don't believe it's overly serious, but obviously couldn't finish last night's game in penny snow came and finishes the weeks second leading rusher play very well. Philip, he's got a case turf toe. He also didn't finish last night's game. The team is opening that it's mild. He's hoping that he'll be able to go. This week but PHILP Lindsey Nursing Turf Twenty three to Jerry painful for running backs a difficult injury, and of course, the bears right now are dealing with an unhappy Allen Robinson who today took off his social media pages all mentions of the bears he's unhappy with his contract situation. He's in the last year deal. He'd like a new contract and the fact that he is basically removing references to the bears on his social media platforms. An old trick also a new trick, but it also tells you a lot about players mindset, Alan Robinson not happy with the bears at this point in time.
Winners and losers from the NFL franchise tag deadline
"The best of both worlds 'cause you're not breaking the bank for a guy who's still valuable you get keith him and as a team yeah it's the right way demand dramatic but if you're blunt you wanna you know you got your back called a yet though i called the blood if your ballot you want more guaranteed money for doing what you do yeah i'm with you i get it i totally get it other other guys obviously we told you that cal fuller was given the franc or excuse me the transition tagged by the bears the rams have used the franchise tag on lamarcus joyner their safety not sammy watkins the jaguars also did not use the franchise tag on alan robinson the carolina panthers have agreed to a new deal with kicker graham gonna know they were going to franchise him they said no to grow and former jagr's running back chris ivory has signed a twoyear deal with the bills dolphins owner stephen ross tries to clarify his stance on the national anthem a day after saying that all players on his team must stand for the anthem next year ross clarified his comments saying he would not force players involvement during the starspangled bang banner ross told the new york daily news yesterday that all their players will be standing and then decided that diet misconstrued right iif they weren't misconstrued i think he backed off of that when he got the blow by don't you think probably so steve kerr has spoken out about what he believes the nc aa in the nba should do with regard to one in don's and kind of the insularity topics involved in he says the ncaa should lead undrafted players returned to school i agree with him said players who leave college early for the nba but go on drafted should be allowed by the nc aa to reduce returned to school the reason he can is because once you sign with an agent you're no longer eligible i'm i'm gonna steve kerr if you had to go back to school if you choose right i'm four that too but how may that's a very small group.