Speaking of the Patriots, if you’re keeping track at home, Michael Floyd’s 2015 Cardinals stats of 849 receiving yards were better than all 2015 Patriots except Gronk, and his 6 touchdowns last season would rank 3rd on the 2015 Pats behind Gronk and Edelman.
Speaking of receivers, the New York Daily News is suggesting that Brandon Marshall should sign with the Patriots if the Jets cut him next season. For the right contract, that is a player I would seriously consider.
Perhaps not surprising, the Celtics are currently 3rd in the NBA in assists per game (24.6), trailing only Houston and Golden State.
With the recent Clay Buchholz trade, the question Red Sox fans should be asking themselves is what the team is going to do with the $13.5 million they just saved in salary? Luxury tax or not, I’m looking at you John Henry and fact remains that ticket prices are going up in 2017.
Don’t look now, but old friend Peter Chiarelli and the Edmonton Oilers are tied for first place in the Pacific Division heading into Christmas.
If you’re looking for an explanation for the recent struggles of the Portland Trail Blazers, consider the fact that they are giving up the 3rd most points per game (112), only ahead of Phoenix and Brooklyn.
I’m 12-0 with wins over Oregon, Michigan State, Louisville, and Xavier, yet I’m not being talked about with the “Blue Bloods” of college basketball. Who am I? The Baylor Bears
While Brock Osweiler has certainly struggled in Houston, his numbers aren’t substantially different from last year. See the following:
2015 Completion % 61.8 vs 2016 59.6,
2015 Pass Attempts Per Game 34.4 vs. 2016 33.6,
2015 Average Yards Per Throw 7.2 vs 2016 5.8
2015 6 INTS in 8 games vs. 16 in 14 2016 games
2015 10 TD’s in 8 games vs. 14 TD’s in 14 2016 games
The lesson here? Don’t make a QB your franchise without seeing at least a season of work under his belt.
RIP to Craig Sager, a man whose brave fight against Leukemia was inspirational far beyond the sports world.