Ebs’ Hot Takes: NFL Training Camp Edition

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FROM THE PRESS BOX – It’s here.

It’s finally here.

With training camps underway around the league, the NFL season has finally arrived.

And you know what that means. It’s time for the very first set of hawt taeks of the 2018 NFL season.

I know, you’ve all waited patiently to read what I think about Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills’ potential this season. Well, you’ve came to the right place!

Here we go. Welcome to Ebs’ Hot Takes: NFL Training Camp Edition.

The Dallas Cowboys are going to have a top-10 pick this spring. I’m sorry, Dallas Cowboys fans, but I’d be worried if I were you. Really worried.

If I’m being honest, Dez Bryant had a point. He may have came off crazy, but he has a point.

This team is Ezekiel Elliott and that’s it. Yup, you read that right. The defense is underwhelming, the offensive line wasn’t what it once was and oh, there’s Dak Prescott.

I know I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: Prescott is overrated.

And I’m sorry, but this division has gotten a lot better. The Cowboys are about to finish last in the NFC East.

The New England Patriots will fail to make the AFC Championship Game for the first time since 2010. Sure, the New England Patriots will likely win the AFC East title for the 10th straight season this fall – the rest of the division is building for the future – but something is different with this team.

OK, they drafted Sony Michel. He’s a heck of a running back and can ball.

But who exactly is Tom Brady going to throw to? Rob Gronkowski is bound to get injured at some point, right? He almost always does. Julian Edelman is suspended for the first four games.

Brady’s top-2 wide receivers are Chris Hogan and Jordan Matthews.

Chris Hogan. And. Jordan Matthews. Two wide receivers that weren’t good enough for the Buffalo Bills. The Buffalo Bills.

What does that tell you? The Bills are desperate for wide receivers.

Oh, and New England’s defense? Sure, the secondary had some playmakers, but it’s pretty lackluster overall. We saw it in the Super Bowl and the Patriots didn’t do much to improve it in the offseason. Not to mention, they lost their defensive coordinator, too.

Can this team beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs, Jacksonville Jaguars or Tennessee Titans? Some dark horse?

I’m not sure.

Josh Allen is going to win the starting quarterback job. I think I’ve made this clear already, but if not, I was not a fan of the Buffalo Bills drafting Josh Allen ahead of Josh Rosen and Lamar Jackson.

That said – I have quickly turned a corner. I know. Shocking.

There were no major hiccups at rookie minicamp, minicamp and OTAs, so I built some hope. Fast forward to training camp: It’s been four days and Allen has been impressive each and every time he’s stepped on the field.

Yes, he’s going to make his mistakes, we’ve already seen them a couple times each day, but the potential to score every time the ball touches his hands is why Allen needs to start Week 1.

He attempts throws AJ McCarron and Nathan Peterman don’t even think of doing. And, let’s face it, he can make throws that not a lot of quarterbacks in this league can.

I’m not saying that Allen is going to go out and win Offensive Rookie if the Year, but he should be on the field Week 1. He gives the Bills the best chance to win.

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DJ Eberle: The youngest of our team, DJ is also the largest. Offensive Tackle Large. In fact, this Albany native used OT for Western New England University - until he graduated in May of 2014. Like Junoir Blaber, he's a regular on Rugby Wrap Up - his dad played rugby with The Matts. His cross to bear, however, is his love for the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. As for baseball and basketball, it's the Yanks and Atlanta Hawks. Follow him on Twitter: @ByDJEberle.

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