Matt Ryan’s days as the Falcons starting quarterback might be numbered
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- Bucs favored to land J.J. Watt. Already tired of the Bucs stockpiling all the old but still viable NFL players? Well, maybe you should stop following sports then, because former Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is now in full ring-chasing mode. And when you ring-chase these days where do you go? You know where. On second thought, don’t stop following sports, at some points all these old guys on the Bucs are going to stop being good at all once and Tampa will be back to being 5-11 every year. Do I sound bitter?
- Buccaneers top offensive play of the 2020 season. Basking in the glow of their Super Bowl championship, Bucs Nation is now looking at the top plays in a magical season.
- Buccaneers top defensive play of the 2020 season. This one hurts, as Devin White’s interception of Drew Brees in the fourth quarter of the divisional playoff game is featured. That pick, for all intents and purposes, sealed the game for the Bucs.
- Justin Fields Back in Georgia? Daniel Jeremiah of the NFL Network mocks the former Ohio State quarterback to the Falcons with the fourth overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft. As you may recall, Fields started his collegiate career with the Georgia Bulldogs before transferring to Ohio State when Kirby Smart thought Jake Fromm was a better quarterback. Yikes.
- What if Atlanta went with a wide receiver in the first round? The Falcons have the fourth overall pick in the NFL draft, and many believe they could pick a quarterback to eventually take the place of Matt Ryan. However, the newly-minted front office, led by former Saints’ front office assistant Terry Fontenot, might want to win sooner than later. To do so, they might opt for drafting a wide receiver for Matt Ryan rather than replace him altogether. Another reason that might happen: Julio Jones is getting long in the tooth.
- Falcons cut two, including longtime safety Ricardo Allen. The cuts are starting to come down, as the NFL offseason is getting going. Among the first cuts in ATL, safety Ricardo Allen who had been with the team since 2014
- Tre Boston out in Carolina. Speaking of notable cuts, the safety position seems to be the first to bite the dust, as the Carolina Panthers are releasing three players, including mainstay Tre Boston.
- Gerald Everett from the Rams to the Panthers? Since the days of Greg Olsen ended in Carolina, the Panthers have lacked a playmaker at the tight end position. This could be remedied with the signing of Gerald Everett.
- From the 8th overall pick to the 3rd overall? Similar moves have been done before? But at what cost? Carolina would obviously move up to draft a quarterback. If they do so, the NFC South could become even more interesting.
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