John Dorsey has made his first acquisition on time. Already! Only he had nothing to give up. And it will cost less than $ 2 million to add a Pro Bowl caliber race.
the Browns knock again.
During a week in which Cleveland dominated most of the headlines by orchestrating a sensational trade with the giants to land Odell Beckham, Jr. (and Olivier Vernonalso) and adding Sheldon Richardson fortify his defensive line to the point where Dorsey now buys the lineman Emmanuel Ogbah, and gauging the market for the dynamic third third Duc Johnson moreover, it seems quite normal that the first week of the league ends with more attention being paid to the most recent Browns.
Dorsey and his staff are now under suspension from Kareem Hunt, who they signed for a cheap one year contract soon after the super bowl. And Hunt's eight-week suspension comes to fit perfectly with the NFLtrade deadline. I would like to put it in these terms. Think of it this way: Dorsey now knows that he will buy Hunt – as long as he will avoid any future breaches of the league's personal behavior policy – by the deadline in order to reinforce his already formidable lineup for the playoffs. The Browns can cling to Johnson until October if they wish, add something as needed in Johnson's season, then get a super motivated Hunt, playing for his NFL career on a one-year contract at the end of the season. extended.
The coaches can ride Nick Chubb and Johnson – assuming the Browns are now waiting to trade it, as it looks like it's the longest season – in the first half of the season, knowing that their workload is about to subside at mid-season, like what Sean Payton did with Alvin Kamara early, knowing Mark Ingram was about to return from suspension. After Ingram's first four games, Kamara averaged 26 staves and more in the first month of the season – and an average of 32 in weeks 3 and 4 only – then hit more than 22 targets more than once the rest of the season. .
This is probably not lost for Freddie Kitchens either.
The Browns will have Hunt around the off season to learn the offensive, focus on pass protection and get to know his coaches and teammates. I thought they'd keep it in bubble wrap during pre-season games – why risk an end-of-season injury to a guy you already know can not play before November, anyway – and then watch Hunt take their attack at another level when the weather turns and the pains of the season become acute and the best teams start to separate from the pack.
Hunt, who is entering his third season, will be a restricted free player after the 2019 season and the Browns can bid him a very high bid to facilitate an exchange, or decide to like this two-back spin with Chubb, who has had some injuries University . They will have options and will control the future of the half-balls beyond these nine weeks, he will be eligible to play next season (without including at least one home playoff match, there I have written).
Dorsey wins again.
His 2019 off season is already starting to look like a victorious race of spring and summer 2018 (which somehow started on March 9 when he escaped one of his former teams , the packers, to obtain a talented security Damallous Randall for backup QB already broken by Hue-Jackson DeShone Kizer). And if he will not be able to dominate the first two rounds of the draft this year as he did a year ago, he will still have a say on the second day of the selection process – where he could identify the best player available. and charge on the depth to thinner positions – making Cleveland a more attractive place to play all the time.
And as long as Hunt is not in trouble and continues on the same path as ever since the ugly video that shows him kicking a woman in mid-season, he can now surround the date at the moment where it's time to put the electrodes back to reality. The ninth Brown game of the 2019 calendar not yet finalized. I guess it will be against one of the best opponents of the AFC. And most likely in prime time.
More notes from the first week of the league
- It is now time for doctors in some teams to earn a living. There is a group of potentially impactful free agents on the market after the end of the first wave of free agencies that have dealt with significant medical problems in 2018 (many of them are listed below). None of them are likely to break the bank and a few will surely get their money's worth in 2019. And many teams still need money at their posts.
- Tyler EifertThe injuries of the injury go back several years and a move from Cincy seems inevitable. The Jags do not seem to have a tight end in their list. I would give a shot. … After all the money that the Packers spent on fortifying their seven fronts this week, they should be doing what they have to do to bring back Mo Wilkerson (though, dude, it looks like it 's the only thing that' s going to do. he would make a big adjustment to New England or Baltimore too). Yes, he had another year lost to injury, but he knows the defense has played his time with Mike Pettine in New York, and the Pack is trying to win now.
- Nick Perry is healthy enough to go on a safari in Africa. Green Bay stopped him a year ago as a result of another abnormal injury while he was trying to come back, and he has already spent a lot of time on the assists and he's always less 30 years old. This makes sense for the Colts, Seahawks and The ChiefsFrom the top of my head. I mean, the Chefs are going to hire 11 guys in defense this year, is not it?
- Eric BerryInjury injuries have been acute, but he too could pass a physical exam at this stage and there are not many better humans in this match. He is a natural leader and a source of inspiration, overcoming cancer and coming back as absolute safety before a chronic heel injury has undermined him for two seasons. He is only 30 years old and he is as motivated as ever. People around the league think back to Dorsey – who was his general manager in K.C. – is inevitable. We will see if that is the case, but I want above all to bring him into my locker room with an incentive offer that will reward him if he can stay healthy.
- Everyone now loves to reward their winners and losers, and the dust falls right after the first wave of big hires. But it's a long job until September and some teams have more work to do than others. the Cowboys especially bear monitoring. They have most of their DL – the strength of the team – either suspended or angry at having received a second franchise label. They have a lot of holes on the list, without the will to break the bank for guys like Earl Thomas, despite their seemingly endless sources of income. They have not spent a lot of money for years and now they have Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper, Zeke Elliott and Byron Jones all with their hands, and they still need to navigate this tag situation with Lawrence Demarcus. The least we can say is that during the off season, and after watching marginal guys hit the house on the loose, in many cases I do not see a lot of bargains here . On the contrary, other leaders think that Jerry Jones could get upset the day he digs as deep as expected to start looking after himself, starting with the QB.