As a player who was the sixth overall pick in his draft, Barkevious Mingo hasn’t lived up to the expectations that come with being such a lofty selection. If it wasn’t obvious that the Cleveland Browns weren’t happy with Mingo when they declined to pick up the fifth-year option on his rookie deal, on Thursday we got crystal-clear proof: the Browns traded him to the New England Patriots. Cleveland Plain-Dealer beat writer Mary Kay Cabot reported that the Patriots gave the Browns a 2017 fifth-round pick for Mingo.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – It’s an inconvenient and uncomfortable truth that can’t just be blissfully ignored. The pound of flesh Roger Goodell extracted from the Patriots in the form of Tom Brady’s Deflategate suspension is starting to hurt. Friday night, we watched the less-than-ideal quarterback rotation between Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo unfold. Garoppolo completed a 17-yard dart to Aaron Dobson on his first throw of the night. He completed eight of his next 14 for 40 yards – an ugly yards per attempt average of 3 – took a sack, threw a would-be pick and had a fumble. He looked skittish, indecisive and a thousand miles away from being in total command. The Brady suspension was designed to punish the
Because some NFL players are able to get into the end zone more than others, it’s not surprising that they quickly turn into fan favorites. Based on the numbers, you should always expect quarterbacks to have more touchdowns than anyone else. The way oddsmakers in Vegas see it, one of the following players will find the end zone more than the rest in 2016. 7.