Are the Philadelphia Eagles the NFL team to watch after adding Pro Bowl cornerback James Bradberry to their offseason reload? Are the Cleveland Browns better off keeping Baker Mayfield in case Deshaun Watson is suspended for sexual misconduct?
On WISE Sports Radio, we cover those topics along with Drew Brees’s job search, the Carolina Panthers ranking DFL in ESPN’s NFL power rankings, roastmaster Tom Brady, and the Buffalo Bills doing what they can to help their community after last week’s mass shooting.
Tom Brady has shown quite a talent for upstaging other news with announcements of his own during the past few months, mostly regarding his possible retirement and what he’ll do after he stops playing football. This week, he hijacked the NFL news cycle with Fox Sports announcing that the seven-time Super Bowl winner will be their lead TV analyst (and “brand ambassador”) when he finally retires.
On WISE Sports Radio, we discuss Brady’s huge broadcasting payday, the NFL announcing its 2022 schedule (which includes three games on Christmas Day), Josh Lambo suing the Jacksonville Jaguars for how he was treated under Urban Meyer, and notable free agents still available including receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry, and cornerback James Bradberry.
The NFL offseason keeps providing news, especially with the NFL Draft approaching next week. But another star receiver is trying to force a trade, this time it’s Deebo Samuel of the San Francisco 49ers. Will he get his way?
On our WISE Sports Radio football segment, we also talk about Kyler Murray’s future with the Arizona Cardinals, the latest on Dwayne Haskins, Tom Brady and what nearly happened with the Miami Dolphins, and why fans still dislike Colin Kaepernick.
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.
The NFL reacted to outrage over a bad pass interference call in the 2018 NFC Championship Game by making it reviewable under instant replay. But officials reviewed the plays so badly, rarely overturning even an apparent call, that the league has decided to nix it for the 2020 season.
On Thursday’s WISE Sports Radio NFL segment, Pat Ryan and I talk about that rule, the decision not to add a “sky judge” for instant replay this coming season, a left tackle heading for a big payday, the quieter Cleveland Browns, and… my favorite Michigan player in the NFL.