December 28, 2018

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 3 comments

Nice find. Is there a trapdoor under each locker too?

posted by rcade at 02:50 PM on December 28

Not sure, but the organization is installing a network of secret tunnels that will be used when they cut ties with Tom Brady.

If Brady's numbers and effectiveness continue to trend downward for the duration of this campaign, his dead cap value for the upcoming final year of his current deal is less than half of his rostered cap value and his guaranteed money has already been paid out, which would likely trigger an earnest reconsideration of his status. At some point, Kraftlove has to give way to Belichickbunkerbusiness.

Unfortunate timing, as the Pats traded away their capable successor, and although the 2019 QB draft class has some intriguing talent, the motherlode QB draft class doesn't roll into the rail yard until 2020.

If James White was 6 inches taller, Belichick might be having incurable dreams about trying him at QB. If the Parcells-Belichick Jets could go 8-8 with Ray Lucas at QB and Troy Brown could become an effective DB (and Vrabel a valuable receiver), anything is possible.

posted by beaverboard at 09:18 PM on December 28

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