Ebs’ Hot Takes: New York Jets, New York Giants, New York Yankees, Cleveland Browns


One win down, 15 more to go, right?

Hey, let me enjoy this because I’m not sure how many wins the Buffalo Bills will have this season. Big test Sunday in Carolina against the Panthers.

But hey, the Bills are in first place so I’ll definitely take it. We’ll just see what happens.

I hope you’ve put your oven mitts on because it’s time for a fresh batch of Ebs’ Hot Takes.


The New York football teams are in big trouble. I’m pretty sure nobody is surprised that the New York Jets lost on Sunday. They might be the worst team in the NFL. So there’s not much to say about them.

However, the New York Giants are in trouble. The Giants need two things to happen before they play the Detroit Lions next week. Odell Beckham Jr. must be healthy and the offensive line needs to figure it out.

Pay OBJ. Is he the best player in the NFL? Of course not, but he’s by far and away the best Giant. Without him, this New York offense is pitiful.

I’ve been saying this for a couple years now, but the Giants’ offensive line continues to be pitiful because this team just never addresses the issue.

Not good.

The New York Yankees will be just fine. What a road trip, eh?

I’m pretty confident that the Yankees will at the very least win a wild card slot, and from there anything can happen. You should be confident too.

New York has a solid postseason pitching staff with Luis Severino, Sonny Gray, CC Sabathia and Masahiro Tanaka. The bullpen is one of the best in baseball. And oh, the offense has figured it out, too.

Calling my shot now. Yankees-Astros ALCS. Then we’ll just have to see how it all plays out.

A hat tip to Cleveland. In a time where there’s such a divide in this country, what happened Sunday in Cleveland was a breath of fresh air.

The Cleveland Browns ran out of the tunnel and then stood with police and military personnel for the national anthem. While I only saw it during SportsCenter Sunday night, it was really cool to watch.

A video was also shown pregame “featuring messages appealing for unity,” according to USA Today.

Hopefully what happened today can start a positive step can be taken forward.

Come back tomorrow for Ben Whitney and please follow us on Twitter at @ByDJEberle, @MeetTheMatts & @Matt_McCarthy00, Instagram @MeetTheMatts and like our Facebook page, Meet The Matts.

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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.