NFL youbet 21/22

starting this one already because the latest trade has things looking up for the Rams next season and I am looking forward to it already

Winners and losers of the blockbuster Matthew Stafford trade between Lions and Rams (msn.com)

Well, I'm going to hold back on looking forward, given all the unknowns of this pandemic, but applaud this thread you started already with the big game left and a lot to talk about on that for perhaps another week.

It is remarkable though that the NFL made it through an entire season without having to cancel any games!

The drama, as noted in the prior thread for 20/21, on Wentz escalates here in Philadelphia.

The time from now until the CFL season normally starts is my least favourite time though I do keep myself occupied with Premier League, Serie A, and Formula 1.

A decade ago, the NFL Draft became more interesting and part of that was due to better coverage online. That craze lasted like about 4 years, and after so many more big NCAA program NFL busts after all that hot air about them by especially ESPN (like when they declare in their NCAA football self-interest any given player will be playing on Sundays too) it's a real downer as is the bloated draft coverage.

More folks who are football fans have found and are finding much better things to do than watch the underwear Olympics or hear various television blowhards prognosticate what they think sounds best on camera, versus what they really think, for the NFL Draft. BAH!

Now any more such player moves in free agency, not so much all the speculation about them of which most is hot air like any given local sports media type trying to get more attention, that's interesting.

Wentz Trade Coming Up - Oh Yeah

My my how quickly those tables turn! Key point in this article and one I made in the prior year's thread that the decision to let the coach go was a business move first and all not a football one akin to certain other obnoxious team owners in the NFL in their history.

But now we get the twist in the plot!

"Yes, but the problem is Howie [Roseman] is so tied to him, that his job pretty much is on the line for this," McNabb said recently on The Zach Gelb Show on CBS Sports Radio. "When people are questioning how he even still is working as the GM, when he lost his GM job with Chip Kelly, then they brought him back with Doug [Pederson]. It helped him win the Super Bowl, but you haven't done nothing since. So the question is, you fired Doug but he still has his job?"

THANK YOU! That says it all that the homer media in Philadelphia and even East Coast Sports Network ESPN, usually loving on the Jets, Giants and Patriots, won't say! The local fans know for the most part. It's time to go and that was the position two months ago!

Schefter of ESPN you give credit for being on it though - it's ESPN's reporting that neglects the reasoning that I condemn though they do a good job of outlook on the matter:

Here's the full story and many a sign that the cake is well on the way to being baked (knowing history many high-profile trade deals fall through, so I would not go further yet):

In an otherwise well-written article, this part of the above article is an example of disingenuous reporting out there in the sports media especially by lazy often inexperienced writers.

"It's now all about seeing just how far they can push the bargaining chip as they face a decision between a disgruntled Wentz and former second-round pick Jalen Hurts, who beat out Wentz for the job as QB1 in December. And if their mind isn't already made up -- considering they recently hired Hurts' former QB coach -- it feels like they're pretty close to it, with one final big swing from a team possibly on the horizon."

No, there was no quarterback competition in December. Wentz simply got benched because he sucked. Hurts held his own but has far to go. There were no winners in the end and had Wentz stayed, the only competition ever between them would be in training camp.