WISE Sports Radio football talk: Seahawks eyeing Julio Jones, Mac Jones impressing Patriots, USFL returns

NFL teams are going through their respective mini-camps (or “Organized Team Activities”) now, which provides a few storylines to cover for our WISE Sports Radio football segment.

The Julio Jones trade drama may be nearing a resolution, while the Green Bay Packers may be preparing for life without Aaron Rodgers. Mac Jones might be further along than the New England Patriots expected, the Carolina Panthers moving a playmaker, and the disturbing practice of race-norming.

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WISE Sports Radio NFL talk: Aaron Rodgers’ feud with the Packers, NFL Draft reactions, Detroit Lions’ offseason

Aaron Rodgers’ feud with the Green Bay Packers has hijacked the NFL offseason. So naturally, we had to talk about him on our WISE Sports Radio NFL segment. Is Rodgers serious about wanting to play for another team? Would the Packers really trade the reigning NFL Most Valuable Player?

We also discussed the fallout from the 2021 NFL Draft. Which teams improved themselves? Which teams fell short of expectations? The Detroit Lions and Buffalo Bills got a bit more spotlight, ceding to the favorite teams of me and co-host Mike Gore.

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WISE Sports Radio NFL talk: New rules, QB pursuit by Broncos and Patriots, Panthers trade buzz

The 2021 NFL Draft begins next week and we cover the latest rumors for WISE Sports Radio‘s NFL segment. Locally, the Carolina Panthers reportedly want to trade down in the first round, while the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots might have to trade up if they want a quarterback.

We also discuss whether the Buffalo Bills should add an impact running back, some rules changes for the 2021 season, and Aldon Smith probably blowing his last chance to play in the NFL.

You can listen to The WISE Guys from 3 to 6 p.m. ET streaming on wisesportsradio.com or the TuneIn app. Locally in the Asheville area, dial up 1310 or 970 AM and 102.9 FM.

Thanks to Mars Hill University for sponsoring WISE’s streaming broadcast and the NFL segment is presented by D.C. Creasman Jewelers.

WISE Sports Radio NFL talk: Jadeveon Clowney joins Browns, teams eyeing Justin Fields, COVID-19 concerns

The Cleveland Browns suddenly have a formidable defensive line, adding Jadeveon Clowney to a corps that already included Myles Garrett and Sheldon Richardson. Add Takk McKinley and the Browns could put opposing quarterbacks on notice. That led off our WISE Sports Radio NFL segment for the week.

Pat Ryan, Mike Gore, and I also discussed quarterback Justin Fields and which teams might be interested in drafting the Ohio State star. Would the Carolina Panthers take him after making a deal for Sam Darnold last week? And how many players will skip offseason workouts because of the NFL’s current apathy toward COVID protocols?

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WISE Sports Radio NFL segment: Jan. 21, 2021

Yeah, yeah, yeah — the NFC and AFC Championship Games are this weekend, with the winners going to the Super Bowl. Tom Brady! Aaron Rodgers! And maybe Patrick Mahomes, if he’s recovered from a possible concussion. Sure, we talked about those games on WISE Sports Radio‘s NFL segment.

But the Detroit Lions also have a new head coach! And Dan Campbell is winning over the fanbase with tough, candid talk and a sense of humor. I’m on board with the hire, as I said on the air (and “in print“).

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