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Jalen Ramsey Just Gave the Patriots Bulletin Board Material

Jalen Ramsey, the Jaguars’ star corner said today that Rob Gronkowski “has never played a corner like (him)”

Ramsey has proven himself as one of the NFL’s young defensive stars, contributing to the second best defense in the league in Jacksonville. However, this is a bold claim, Gronk has man handled and over powered just about any defender who has ever lined up across from him amassing over 7000 yards and 76 touchdowns over his 7 year career. Pure athleticism aside it seems that no team has learned that they need to keep their mouths shut leading up to a match up with the Patriots. Especially in the playoffs. In Foxboro. There is no coach, team, or organization that feeds off of the criticism of their opponents like Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots. Somewhere under Gillette stadium after another press conference complimenting Blake Bortles and the Jaguars Bill Belichick is expressionlessly finding a way to shove Gronk right down Jacksonville’s throat.

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Le’Veon Bell Threatens to Sit Out or Retire if Franchise Tagged Again

Le’Veon Bell told media that he wants to be “valued” and that if franchise tagged again he would consider sitting out or retiring. I think this is an empty threat, in the same statement he commented on how he loves football and is playing for a ring. He definitely plays next year. That being said, if the Steelers do not pay this man they may be competing with the Browns for the dumbest front office in the NFL. Bell (25) is arguably the best running back and offensive weapon in the NFL, with 321 rushes and 85 receptions in 2017. Not to mention the three seasons of over 1,200 rush yards and 600 receiving yards . Bell has proven to be the most dangerous offensive dual threat player in the game today and he’s not alone in thinking that the estimated 14.1 million dollars in next year’s one year franchise tag. As a diehard Steelers fan and fan of the sport as a whole I say pay the man whatever he wants! He’s proven to be the catalyst of the Steelers high powered offense and there is no doubt in my mind he would have no problem playing that role for a team ready to pay him his worth. PAY THE MAN!

Rich Rodriguez Allegedly Had Both His Wife and Mistress on the Sideline at the Same Time

 On November 6, 2015, Rodriguez asked Melissa (his assistant) to get a sideline pass for his “friend” for the USC game in Tucson, which turned out to be his girlfriend. During the game, Melissa realized that Rodriguez’s wife was also on the sideline. At some point Melissa had to stand between the two hoping to avoid a confrontation. The following Monday, Melissa complained to Rodriguez about how upsetting it was to be placed in that situation. Rodriguez laughed it off without acknowledging her stress or sense of betrayal to his wife.

The allegations against Rich Rodriguez are all pretty creepy and disturbing and if they turn out to be true then you can add him to the list of creeps that have been outed recently as a part of the #MeToo movement. But this detail is where it gets absolutely bonkers. Allegedly, during at least one University of Arizona football game both his wife and his mistress on the sidelines AT THE SAME TIME. What. A. Move. I don’t know how cocky Ol’ Rich must have been to try it or what his motives may have been but I would like to offer a few possibilities.

  1.  He’s an absolute daredevil. The life of a college football coach has destroyed the part of his brain the perceives any type of feeling, so all he feels is fear. So of course he does the most dangerous thing any (cheating) man could ever do is have his mistress and his wife in the same place. The closest thing to the nuclear codes that a civilian could ever know. Potential for absolutely devastating fallout for him, his family, and everyone else in that stadium.
  2. He listens to too much rap music. Rap is undoubtedly the music of most student-athletes, so its not unusual to see college coaches reaching out to rap musicians who are fans of the team or who find ways to work it into their coaching. So maybe what we have here is just a college football coach who read a little too much into Future’s verse on Low Life. Maybe just maybe in this situation he just wanted to try to get his baby momma and his side bitch to kiss.
  3. He hates Melissa. Melissa was Rodriguez’s assistant who he asked to get his mistress the sideline pass and from the sounds of it he just thrust her into the situation and she with her ride or die instincts worked to keep them apart even STANDING BETWEEN the two of them. No one’s life has ever been more on the line than Melissa’s when she was stuck between those two women. So this third possibility is that he set the situation up just in the hopes that Melissa would be taken out in the midst of battle.
  4. Probably the most likely reason for this ridiculous move is that hes just a bad person.

 

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Smith-Schuster and Gronkowski Both Getting One Game Suspensions is Ridiculous

Today, the NFL announced it would suspend Steelers rookie receiver Juju Smith-Schuster one game for his hit on the Bengals’ linebacker Vontaze Burfict Monday night.

This is the same punishment Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski received for his late hit on Bills corner Tre’Davious White.

These two hits are COMPLETELY different and in no way do they warrant the same punishment. Smith-Schuster’s hit on Burfict was a classic football play, he laid an enormous block for his running back in the middle of a play where that block made a difference in the play’s outcome. Now, under the NFL’s new(ish) rules about defenseless players yes there is a violation and it was correct for the flags to be thrown, but anyone including Jon Gruden who immediately started shouting that Juju should have been ejected is about as ridiculous as they come. He broke one of the NFL’s rules and it was handled by the officials on the field appropriately. The part where league punishment begins to make sense is when Smith-Schuster stood over Burfict after absolutely annihilating him. As reminiscent of football’s ruthless glory days as it was… it’s not a great look and a hefty fine would have been an appropriate punishment and would have sent the league’s message to Juju and other players alike. A one game suspension however,  is overdoing it significantly especially for a rookie first time offender who is known throughout his organization (and to an extent the league) as a nice guy without a malicious bone in his body.

Gronkowski on the other hand is hard to defend. He put all of his 265 pounds into the head of a 176 pound corner…after the play…while the guy was on the ground…bad look. Gronk said that he was frustrated with the officiating and ended up taking it out on White which he later apologized for. I’m a huge Gronk guy he’s hilarious and one of the most entertaining players in the league, but I don’t think that excuse flies. Were there some missed pass interference calls? Probably. Does that excuse an obviously late cheap shot? Not a chance Gronk. This hit is not even close to Juju’s hit and in my mind is a two game suspension minimum. It has all the criteria for a multi game suspension in that it was late, a hit to the head, and intentional. If I’m Roger (and thank God I’m not) I hit Gronk with a three game suspension and consider reducing it to two with an apology and an appeal.

These two hits couldn’t be more deserving of two entirely different punishments and Roger Goodell is an idiot for not being able to figure that out. But until I’m commish enjoy this video of Antonio Brown calling Juju’s hit on Burfict karma.

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