With the Super Bowl on Sunday, we naturally talked about The Big Game on this week’s WISE Sports Radio NFL segment. I picked my winner, which will almost certainly be wrong. (I should start keeping track of my terrible predictions.)
And being in the Carolina Panthers’ market, we discuss whether or not our local NFL team can make a trade for Houston Texans superstar quarterback Deshaun Watson. Bringing back Watson, who starred at Clemson, would certainly be popular, not to mention it would give the Panthers a top QB for years to come.
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“).
No sport encourages overreaction more than football. After just one week, one game, fans and media are ready to declare a team a success or failure. And in some cases, that quick verdict is probably justified.
On WISE Sports Radio’s NFL segment, Pat Ryan, Mike Gore, and I discussed the chances of New York Jets coach Adam Gase keeping his job for long, the supposed tension between Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians and quarterback Tom Brady, and the Buffalo Bills’ season-opening win.
We’re one week away from the 2020 NFL season beginning and Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers just added a big piece to their offense.
Talking football on WISE Sports Radio, we also discuss Josh Gordon re-signing with the Seattle Seahawks, the L.A. Chargers and Washington Football Team naming their starting quarterbacks, and the New England Patriots saying “See ya!” to receiver Mohamed Sanu.
Up until Thursday’s NFL Draft, the big story in pro football this week is the reunion of Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (And Gronk came out of retirement!) How much fun will they have now that they’re no longer playing for grumpy Bill Belichick?
But the Draft is the NFL’s main attraction, maybe one of the last “real” sporting events we’ll have until the fall. (That is, if football is even played this coming season.) Will the Dolphins be able to trade up to No. 1 and get LSU quarterback Joe Burrow? Who will the Carolina Panthers take at No. 7? Will the Patriots get their Tom Brady replacement?