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Sean Payton Makes More Sense for the Denver Broncos than the L.A. Rams

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As the New Orleans Saints have not had a winning season since 2013 and been 7-9 for three straight years, the tenure of their Super Bowl winning coach, Sean Payton, might be running stale. With his unwillingness to fire Rob Ryan and Dennis Allen as defensive coordinators after colossal unit failures since 2014, the Saints may have had enough of Payton’s philosophy as head coaches must be successful on both sides of the ball.

As Payton’s offensive genius remains admired by his peers and league evaluators, that there is non-stop speculation of him going to the Los Angeles Rams. “The Rams need a big name in L.A.,” the alleged experts say. “If you don’t, you’ll have a hard time getting people to come out to the stadium.”

Except, with them having a quarterback (Jared Goff) whose rookie season was visually and statistically worse than E.J. Manuel’s and a running back (Todd Gurley) that cannot even crack 3.0 yards per carry against the NFL’s worst run defense, the San Francisco 49ers, the Rams have become toxic in two cities. They finished 4-12, worse than any Jeff Fisher-led Rams team, and after bankrupting their future to make one man, Goff, the team in their new city, they are not only strapped from becoming more talented but cannot acquire Payton either.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded two pairs of first and second-round picks to the Oakland Raiders for Jon Gruden in 2002, and the Kansas City Chiefs traded a fourth-round pick to the New York Jets for Herman Edwards in 2006.

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With L.A. 99 percent likely unable to acquire him along with other accomplished head coaches or big names, with his options, Payton may be better off going to a place with minimal risk.

After being one season removed from winning the Super Bowl, the Denver Broncos impressively finished at 9-7 with an elite defense and a former undrafted free agent quarterback, Trevor Siemian. As they say goodbye to their retiring head coach Gary Kubiak, they could use a coach that could ignite their offense since Peyton Manning’s last Pro Bowl season.

Payton’s offenses rank among the top in scoring and yardage every year. However, much of that success is a product of his collaboration with Drew Brees. With Paxton Lynch showing incompetence during his times of play and inability to unseat a passer with an 84.6 rating, Siemian, Payton, strangely, has another advantage despite having “no quarterback.”

Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Tony Romo played for Payton in his first three seasons and was once close to becoming Payton’s quarterback with the Saints. As he is reportedly endeavoring to go to Denver in case the Cowboys cut him loose, a reunion with Payton and an alliance with Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas could make the Broncos the best offense in the AFC West.

Still, whether it is the Broncos or Saints, Payton has to put any defense in position to succeed. As we saw with Rex Ryan in Buffalo, many coaches fail to do so. If he wants a defensive coordinator to get the most out of the Broncos defensive unit, a plea for Wade Phillips to stay or former Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine to join will have to be made.

Both men know how to pressure the quarterback as defensive minds, and Payton will need either man as he has shown that he might be the offensive version of Jeff Fisher. Before all of that could happen, the Broncos have to be willing to cough up a draft pick for Payton. But after likely regretting an extra third-round pick forfeiture to draft Lynch, they may hesitate to make a move that big.

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Broncos’ Chad Kelly Arrested

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Denver Broncos backup quarterback Chad Kelly was arrested and charged with first-degree criminal trespassing by police in Englewood, Colorado for an incident that took place on Tuesday morning, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport.

Kelly dropped in the NFL draft back in 2017 following character concerns causing multiple red flags for teams.

Kelly was kicked from the Clemson team back in 2014 for “conduct detrimental to the team”, and was arrested eight months later for allegedly punching a bouncer at a bar, threatening to open gun fire in said bar, and getting into a fist fight with responding officers during his arrest.

Kelly likely now faces serious charges upon investigation and the Broncos will likely part ways with the signal caller. Kelly also faces a potential suspension from the league.

 

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2018 Opponents Set For Each NFL Team

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Now that the 2017 regular season in the books, it’s time to look forward to the 2018 season right?

Just like eating at some of the top restaurants in the nation, it’s good to know what’s on your plate next, regardless of how far away you are from your next dish.

Here is the rundown of the opponents for each NFL team in 2018:

AFC EAST

 

New England Patriots
Home: Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings
Away: Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tennessee Titans

Buffalo Bills
Home: Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, Los Angeles Chargers, Tennessee Titans
Away: Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings

Miami Dolphins
Home: Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders, Tennessee Titans
Away: Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Cincinnati Bengals, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings

New York Jets
Home: Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings
Away: Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans

AFC NORTH

 

Pittsburgh Steelers
Home: Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, New England Patriots
Away: Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Jacksonville Jaguars, New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Baltimore Ravens
Home: Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos, New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Away: Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Tennessee Titans

Cincinnati Bengals
Home: Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Denver Broncos, Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Away: Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers

Cleveland Browns
Home: Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, New York Jets
Away: Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

AFC SOUTH

 

Jacksonville Jaguars
Home: Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Tennessee Titans, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins
Away: Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Tennessee Titans, Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, New York Giants

Tennessee Titans
Home: Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins
Away: Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Chargers, Miami Dolphins, New York Giants

Indianapolis Colts
Home: Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins, New York Giants
Away: Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins

Houston Texans
Home: Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins, New York Giants
Away: Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins

AFC WEST

 

Kansas City Chiefs
Home: Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Chargers, Oakland Raiders, Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Jacksonville Jaguars, San Francisco 49ers
Away: Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Chargers, Oakland Raiders, Cleveland Browns, Los Angeles Rams, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks

Los Angeles Chargers
Home: Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, San Francisco 49ers, Tennessee Titans
Away: Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks

Oakland Raiders
Home: Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks
Away: Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Miami Dolphins, San Francisco 49ers

Denver Broncos
Home: Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Oakland Raiders, Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans, Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks
Away: Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Oakland Raiders, Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers

NFC EAST

 

Philadelphia Eagles
Home: Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Washington Redskins, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings
Away: Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Washington Redskins, Jacksonville Jaguars, Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans

Dallas Cowboys
Home: New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans
Away: New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks

Washington Redskins
Home: Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts
Away: Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Arizona Cardinals, Jacksonville Jaguars, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans

New York Giants
Home: Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Chicago Bears, Jacksonville Jaguars, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans
Away: Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, San Francisco 49ers

NFC NORTH

 

Minnesota Vikings
Home: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers
Away: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Los Angeles Rams, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Seahawks

Detroit Lions
Home: Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Carolina Panthers, Los Angeles Rams, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Seattle Seahawks
Away: Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins, San Francisco 49ers

Green Bay Packers
Home: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, San Francisco 49ers
Away: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, Los Angeles Rams, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins

Chicago Bears
Home: Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Los Angeles Rams, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Away: Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers

NFC SOUTH

 

New Orleans Saints
Home: Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cleveland Browns, Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins
Away: Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants

Carolina Panthers
Home: Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Seattle Seahawks
Away: Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins

Atlanta Falcons
Home: Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants
Away: Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Home: Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins
Away: Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants

NFC WEST

 

Los Angeles Rams
Home: Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles
Away: Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders

Seattle Seahawks
Home: Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota Vikings
Away: Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Oakland Raiders

Arizona Cardinals
Home: Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Oakland Raiders, Washington Redskins
Away: Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota Vikings

San Francisco 49ers
Home: Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders
Away: Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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NFL: 5 Overreactions Through Week Two

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When it comes to the NFL and our 24/7 news cycle the amount of hot takes that hit Al Gore’s internet are just so amazingly robust  that it gets to a point where you just have to have some fun with it. It’s the NFL’s fault because they make us wait week to week for the next set of games. Sports talk airwaves and TV programming need content so it is the nature of the beast. Maybe the NFL should go to a 82 game schedule like the NBA so our appetite for football can be satisfied.

I’m kidding of course.

So through two weeks we thought it would be fun to look at some of the story lines that will probably be a distant memory by week 17.

The Kansas City Chiefs are ‘the greatest show on turf’ 2.0

Now don’t get me wrong the Chiefs have jumped out the gate running with two very impressive wins. If stats count for anything they have the number two overall offense in the league second to the Patriots, and we all saw what they did with the Patriots. I’m not saying that this team isn’t legit because I believe they are. However, let us take a collective breath and remind ourselves this is only week 2. Whooo sah.

Eli Manning needs to retire like his brother Peyton.

If you have viewed the Giants playing the game of football this year it has been a depressing thing to see. It looked so bad on Monday night at one point I thought Eli was point shaving. However, like all these story lines the constant is that it is really early in the season. Has Eli looked bad and at times uninterested? .. Yes. The thing with Eli though is that he has looked like that even when the Giants won their Super Bowls. Let’s not be so quick to wheel Eli in a retirement home just yet. However, if we are having this conversation in week 5 and 6. Houston we might have a problem.

Seahawks legion of boom has become the legion of gloom.

There have been rumblings that the vaunted Seattle defense has lost a step. Through two games they are ranked 15th overall and that definitely isn’t up to the LOB standards. The defense has taken a step back and the offense is still trying to catch their rhythm. However I am going to give you two words why you should not worry about the Seattle Seahawks. … Russell Wilson … Trust the process.

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Trevor Siemian is ready for his big payday.

Disclaimer: Trevor Siemian has played really well these first two weeks. However, I saw him on Sportscenter and Scott Van Pelt mentioned something about him deserving a payday. Come on SVP.. Lets reeeeeeeeeeeeeelax. Let’s wait and let him put a full season together as a top 10 QB before we back up the brinks truck. We like the kid, he’s humble and has been making plays and we hope that he gets his payday. Just not after two weeks.

Kareem Hunt for MVP.

Full disclosure this may not be much of an overreaction. Through 2 weeks Hunt leads the league in rushing and if there is one thing Andy Reid knows how to do is use a running back. Example: Brian Westbrook, LeSean McCoy and Jamaal Charles.

I think Hunt has the ability to put up big numbers this year and there is no doubt he belongs in this league. Running back is such a fragile position so we really just want him to stay healthy so we can see him make plays all season long. (Also some of us need him to deliver a fantasy football championship.) Hunt has the goods and is surround by a team of burners. Lets let him get pass the rookie wall before we crown him king.


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