Skip Bayless, please stop. Yes, by writing this story, I’m giving Bayless what he wants: attention. But I can’t help myself — exploiting stupid opinions for being stupid is too much fun. And Bayless’ opinion is flat out idiotic. He and his co-host Shannon Sharpe discussed New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick on their show “Undisputed” on Thursday. Here’s the transcript of their conversation, via FoxSports.com. Sharpe: “So let me ask you a question, now. If Mr. Kraft has to choose between the two, Tom Brady or coach Belichick, what does he do?” Bayless: “If I’m Bob Kraft, that’s a laughable question to me, because I’m picking the quarterback. If it’s just two years from now, and Tom says
The Washington Redskins front office couldn’t bring itself to offer quarterback Kirk Cousins a decent long term deal last year after he broke multiple franchise records and helped win the NFC East Division. General manager Scot McCloughan, team President Bruce Allen and owner Dan Snyder apparently wanted Cousins to prove that his record-setting 2015 season wasn’t a fluke even though it seemed clear he was starting material. The offense; clearly the team’s strongest unit, is solid so now the front office can concentrate on improving the defense this offseason… not a bad place to be what with the full bank account the organization has and the good prospects available in the draft and free agency. It’s as if the Redskins just can’t handle success without doing something to mess it up.
Will Adrian Peterson still be a Minnesota Viking when the team gets to work on the 2017 season? They don’t know yet. That’s the word from Vikings G.M. Rick Spielman, who told reporters today that the team still needs to make its decision. Unless Peterson is willing to take a big pay cut, it’s hard to imagine that decision will be anything other than cutting Peterson. Peterson is 31 years old, coming off a knee injury and due $18 million in 2017. It would be crazy for the Vikings to pay a declining running back that kind of money. Whether Peterson is willing to take a big pay cut remains to be seen, but Spielman did say he views Peterson as someone who will always be a Viking. That may be true,