So much for boring NFL trade deadlines. The Patriots made one of the biggest trade deadline moves in NFL history earlier today, stunning fans across the league by trading All-Pro linebacker Jamie Collins to the Cleveland Browns for a compensatory 2017 3rd round pick.
The NFL trade deadline is this week, and while the NFL isn’t known for its exciting trade deadline action, it is the last chance for players to swap teams before the playoffs. So with that in mind, here are some names you should expect to hear come up surrounding the Patriots leading up to Tuesday at 4 PM.
As of now, we have all pretty much come to terms with the fact that the Red Sox season is over. Over the past couple of weeks, Mike Hazen has moved on to Arizona, Dave Dombrowski has committed to John Farrell as his Opening Day manager for next season, and David Ortiz has officially been named the Hank Aaron Award winner after his unbelievable final season. Now it’s time to look ahead to an offseason in which the tasks that need to be done are not nearly as clear-cut as they were following the 2015 season.
The Celtics played a horrible game of basketball Thursday night. They got absolutely demolished on the offensive glass 18-3 (oof), they weren’t prepared for the Bulls, and specifically Dwyane Wade, to shoot 44% from outside the arc, and Isaiah Thomas going 2-6 from the free throw line certainly put them in a tough spot. They deserved to lose that game. Despite all the things that went wrong for the Celtics, I think the most important play of the game came from rookie Jaylen Brown.
Ever since the start of the 2013 season, I’ve been an avid NBA Draft nut. There’s something about the hope the NBA Draft brings that is so wonderful, especially when your team has a high pick. So when the 2014 NBA Draft rolled around, I was ecstatic when I heard people calling it the best draft class since 2003. One of the top players in the class from the start was Oklahoma State sophomore guard Marcus Smart.
The Boston Celtics were able to grab a win in their 2016-17 season opener last night. They squeezed one out while hosting the Brooklyn Nets, by a final score of 122-117. There was a great amount of fan anticipation regarding the newest member of the squad, Al Horford. Also, many were excited to see Gerald Green back in green, as well as Terry Rozier's offseason improvement.
The Celtics begin their season Wednesday night with no shortage of excitement for the season. This is without question the best team the Celtics will put on the floor since the end of the big three era. It's not a matter of 'if' for the Celtics, it's "how?" As in "How good can the Celtics be?" We know they were the #5 seed in the eastern conference last year (tied for the 3rd best record), and we know that they added the 2nd best player in free agency in Al Horford, so calling them the 2nd or 3rd best team definitively isn't overstating it.
As opposed to grading each individual player based their performance this season, I want to talk the absolute bests and the absolute worsts of the 2016 Boston Red Sox. These selections were based off of pre-season expectations vs. actual performances, each player's statistics from this season, and how I felt about these players while I emotionally suffered through the ups and downs of being a diehard Red Sox fan this year.
It’s one of the biggest questions in all of sports right now, who should be the starting quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys? Long time starter Tony Romo is set to return from injury soon, but in the meantime, rookie Dak Prescott has been playing at a Pro Bowl level and has lead America’s team to a 5-1 record. Here I will make the case for each of them to start and I will pick a winner.