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linglifu634 7 months ago
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Impact of re-signing Graham Gano

The Carolina Panthers made a move to re-sign kicker Graham Gano to a four-year deal worth $17 million. This is an interesting free agent move as it keeps Gano in place as he’s been with the team since 2012. This is an understandable move,womens Sammy Watkins Jersey, but one that doesn’t come with some questions after further analysis.

From a statistical standpoint,womens Robert Woods Jersey, bringing Gano back to the team makes a lot of sense. In 2017 he completed 29 of 30 field goals. His 96.7 completion percentage placed him at the top of list among all kickers in the NFL. He was nearly as accurate when it came to extra points as he completed 34 of his 37 attempts.

As mentioned in the past,Authentic Andrew Whitworth Jersey, the front office for the Panthers tends to focus on keeping a trend of consistency with veterans on the roster. From that angle, it’s understandable to see why the team elected to bring him back for his seventh season with the team.

However, Gano’s statistical performance doesn’t remove all of the criticism from this personnel choice. Gano comes at a big price tag. The average salary of this new deal comes in at $4.25 million. Gano is 30 years old, and kickers have a longer shelf life in the league than majority of the other positions.

000. That’s an important difference when looking at how the Panthers could have used that additional money to not only secure other options for the upcoming season,Authentic Sammy Watkins Jersey,Authentic Robert Woods Jersey,Authentic Connor Barwin Jersey,But,womens Connor Barwin Jersey,womens Andrew Whitworth Jersey, the Panthers had the opportunity to secure the services of Harrison Butker. In his rookie season,Authentic Kayvon Webster Jersey, Butker played exceptionally well. He completed all 28 of his extra point opportunities and finished 38 of 42 field goals for a 90.1 completion percentage. The price tag for this type of production is a mere $550,womens Kayvon Webster Jersey, but seasons beyond 2018 as well.

Carolina doesn’t have a lot of money to spend this season. The team needs to figure out how to add additional weapons on both sides of the passing game. Cam Newton needs additional weapons in the passing game. Greg Olsen’s injuries,Authentic Tyrunn Walker Jersey, Devin Funchess’s development and teams being more prepared for Christian McCaffrey are all pending issues that can be solved with another,womens Tyrunn Walker Jersey, big play option on the field.

The additional money that could have been available by keeping Butker instead of Gano would have helped if used on other positions. Andrew Norwell was a key tool in protecting Newton but he’s reportedly heading to the New York Giants because they had the funds to meet his rising cost.

Moves made during the offseason are as much of a chess match as the play calling that occurs on the field. The Carolina Panthers made a decision to go with veteran consistency instead of spending less money on youth. It will be interesting to see how this price tag on Gano’s abilities impacts the rest of the decisions made during the off season. Carolina finished the year 11-5,Authentic John Sullivan Jersey, but there’s a lot of building left to be done if they are going to return to Super Bowl form.

linglifu634 7 months ago
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Isaiah Crowell,womens Ryan Griffin Jersey,Trumaine Johnson,womens Robert Quinn Jersey, and Teddy Bridgewater Jets contract information

we started to get a picture of what some of the contracts look like,A number of Jets signings were reported on Tuesday. On Wednesday, albeit an incomplete picture.

the Jets are giving Johnson superstar money. This is a top two contract at the position. Comparable deals that come to mind went to Darrelle Revis and Xavier Rhodes. I haven’t seen the full breakdown yet,womens Jeff Allen Jersey,Simply put,Authentic Breno Giacomini Jersey, but given the information we have the Jets aren’t going to have a ton of flexibility on this one. It likely would keep Johnson expensively on the team for at least two years and at best provide the Jets with an expensive out in the third year if it proved to be a Wilkerson/Revis catastrophe.

and the best player in a free agent class without top end talent., but he doesn’t have a superstar track record. This just looks like a combination of a desperate team,womens C. J. Fiedorowicz Jersey,Johnson is good,womens Kareem Jackson Jersey, a big need

I don’t think it’s realistic to expect Johnson to ever live up to this deal. But there are certain overpays that you can live with if things break the right way. If Johnson finds the form he had at earlier points in his career, this might not be an egregious overpay. Hopefully for the Jets he can because this has the potential to look ugly in the future.

You view on this one probably comes down to what you think of Crowell’s skillset and how well his Cleveland production will translate to a new system and blockers. On paper, this looks like a reasonable deal for a starting back.

something about that didn’t seem right to me. We await additional clarification,The Bridgewater contract was initially reported at $5 million. To be honest, but one might be left to guess the base salary is $5 million with incentives that could go up to $15 million.

That seems fair. If Bridgewater hits all of his incentives he will be well worth it, and the Jets will have a bargain.

but this is an unusual situation. With the injury Bridgewater suffered,Authentic Jeff Allen Jersey,Authentic Andre Hal Jersey,The structure of this deal seems unusual,womens Andre Hal Jersey,womens Breno Giacomini Jersey, it’s really tough to get a handle on what we can expect. The Jets protect themselves with incentives and provide Bridgewater with fair compensation if he looks like a franchise guy.

In a way I’m actually kind of happy to see the additional money on the deal. I was a little nervous to think that Bridgewater had such little demand that $5 million was all it took to land him.

You view on this one probably comes down to what you think of Crowell’s skillset and how well his Cleveland production will translate to a new system and blockers. On paper,Authentic C. J. Fiedorowicz Jersey, this looks like a reasonable deal for a starting back.

something about that didn’t seem right to me. We await additional clarification,Authentic Kareem Jackson Jersey,The Bridgewater contract was initially reported at $5 million. To be honest,Authentic Shane Lechler Jersey, but one might be left to guess the base salary is $5 million with incentives that could go up to $15 million.

That seems fair. If Bridgewater hits all of his incentives he will be well worth it,womens Shane Lechler Jersey, and the Jets will have a bargain.

but this is an unusual situation. With the injury Bridgewater suffered,Authentic Ryan Griffin Jersey,Authentic Robert Quinn Jersey,The structure of this deal seems unusual, it’s really tough to get a handle on what we can expect. The Jets protect themselves with incentives and provide Bridgewater with fair compensation if he looks like a franchise guy.

In a way I’m actually kind of happy to see the additional money on the deal. I was a little nervous to think that Bridgewater had such little demand that $5 million was all it took to land him.

linglifu634 7 months ago
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New Bengals LB Preston Brown is a step above Kevin Minter

The 2017 free agency period for the Bengals is remembered more for their subtractions in the form of both Andrew Whitworth and Kevin Zeitler moving on to other franchises.

But the main addition of that free agency class was middle linebacker Kevin Minter. Entering his fifth year,Authentic Pat Sims Jersey, Minter started the previous 32 games for the Arizona Cardinals and played his best ball in 2016, but Arizona allowed him to walk.

The Bengals inked the then 26-year-old to a one-year deal to man the middle of their defense with the possibility of a new contract if he exceeded expectations.

Unfortunately,womens Russell Bodine Jersey, and he looked underwhelming when he was on the field. He only appeared in nine games,womens Ryan Hewitt Jersey, Minter ended up playing less than 20 percent of the snaps on defense mainly due to injuries,Authentic Clint Boling Jersey, and the “star” of the Bengals free agency class was nothing more than a forgettable two-down linebacker that ended up becoming a one-year rental.

When diving into Preston Brown,Authentic George Iloka Jersey, this is the reality we must first reflect upon,Authentic Vincent Rey Jersey, but you shouldn’t jump to conclusions just yet.

The Bengals,Authentic Demaryius Thomas Jersey, signed a second-contract starting middle linebacker for an inexpensive one-year deal in Brown. The Cincinnati native was a productive college linebacker, once again, who was drafted in the 3rd round like Minter was.

As an athlete, but his 4.86 40-yard dash time is indicative of his lack of overall speed. For reference, Brown tested with above average agility and explosiveness, Minter ran a 4.81 at 6’0” 246 pounds.

On paper, Buffalo’s defense lacked athletes to play on 3rd down,womens Pat Sims Jersey, Brown fits the mold of a typical two-down gap stuffer that the Bengals consistently feature at middle linebacker,Authentic Russell Bodine Jersey,Authentic Ryan Hewitt Jersey, and for the most part,Authentic Kevin Huber Jersey, so Brown was heavily used as a three-down player. In fact,womens Kevin Huber Jersey,womens Clint Boling Jersey, he is. But,womens George Iloka Jersey, in his four years in Buffalo,womens Vincent Rey Jersey, he played over 90 percent of the defense’s snaps.

Brown’s durability is a plus since he’s replacing a player that had trouble staying healthy last season, what makes Brown an upgrade over Minter? I took the liberty of letting Erik Turner,womens Demaryius Thomas Jersey, but besides availability, the knowledgeable mastermind behind cover1.net, do the heavy lifting for this. Let’s start with playing the run:

Instincts is a popular term when it comes to linebackers. The very best at the position seem to be in the right gap and spot to meet the running back in the hole or in the backfield. Reading the ball carrier’s eyes and limiting false steps is how those instincts translate into production.

Racking up 84 solo tackles for a linebacker doesn’t just happen, Brown is quick to diagnose the running backs path, that number is indicative to him consistently keeping with his run fits and reading his keys. As the play above showcases, fill the proper gap and make the stop.

linglifu634 7 months ago
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Bill Belichick taking a serious gamble at left tackle

the blueprint for finding a quality NFL left tackle has been rather uncomplicated.,Recently

You draft one high or you pay top dollar in free agency. That's it.

unless you're the Patriots.,There is little room for creativity

Because they've elected to do neither.

Yes, the Pats made a competitive offer to Nate Solder, but they did not reach Giants territory ($15.5 million annually). So when Solder told reporters that the money was "somewhat equal" among three teams, he must not have been including the Patriots.

The fallout leaves the Pats in a dicey situation. They've been planning for Solder's departure, Cole Croston (undrafted), sort of,womens Ryan Jensen Jersey, Conor McDermott (sixth round),womens Austin Howard Jersey, since the 2017 offseason. They collected four high-upside tackles in Tony Garcia (third round),womens Michael Pierce Jersey, and Andrew Jelks (undrafted). They retained Cameron Fleming and LaAdrian Waddle in 2017. Both played pivotal roles.

The Pats have bodies (assuming they re-sign either Fleming or Waddle). We just don't know if any of them can start at left tackle.

The skinny on the New England big guys: Fleming has made 20 career starts. Four were at left tackle. Waddle hasn't played left tackle at all in New England (he did at times in Detroit). Garcia, who missed the 2017 season due to illness,Authentic Mike Wallace Jersey, posted to Instagram on Tuesday that he's been cleared to play. Croston saw eight offensive snaps as a rookie. Jelks hasn't played in a football game since November 29, 2014. McDermott is on the Bills.

There might be upside within this group,womens Terrance West Jersey, but man, there's so much uncertainty.

That's probably why most teams do not take the volume approach at left tackle. Most teams draft a player high or spend big in free agency. They want security.

Tyron Smith,Authentic Benjamin Watson Jersey,Consider the names on Bleacher Report's ranking of the best left tackles in 2017: Seven of the top 10 were first-round picks still playing for the team that drafted them (Joe Thomas, and Joe Staley). Four others in the top 25 -- Ronnie Staley, Trent Williams, Taylor Lewan, Jake Matthews, Taylor Decker, Anthony Castonzo, Eric Fisher,Authentic Ryan Jensen Jersey, and Solder -- fit this profile,Authentic Austin Howard Jersey, as well.

Three more were first-round picks that switched teams and were making north of $8 million per year (Russell Okung,Authentic Michael Pierce Jersey,Authentic Matt Judon Jersey, Riley Reiff,womens Matt Judon Jersey,womens Mike Wallace Jersey, Duane Brown).

Twenty-three players in the top 25 fit under this umbrella: Drafted in Rounds 1-2 OR accrued 32+ starts prior to the 2017 season.

No one in the group of Fleming, Waddle,Authentic Terrance West Jersey,womens Nick Boyle Jersey, Garcia, Croston,womens Benjamin Watson Jersey,Authentic Nick Boyle Jersey, or Jelks fits either of those categories.

or that they've completely bombed the 2018 offseason.,This doesn't mean the Patriots are totally screwed

Maybe the answer is sliding Marcus Cannon to Tom Brady's blind side. The move could be counterproductive, though, because the Pats are so successful running behind the Shaq Mason/Cannon duo on the right side (and this sets up playaction to the right, which is easier for Brady to execute than if he's asked to move to the left).

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