WHITE PLAINS, NY – NFL Week 8 is in the books and I’m having trouble figuring out the real contenders. You can’t expect me to believe the Eagles are the best team in the NFC? It was interesting week, but I’m not sure how much we learned. Maybe a few things.
Deshaun Watson is Legit
“Passing 0n this kid is like passing on Michael Jordan,” said Clemson’s Head Coach Dabo Swinney, before the draft. A lot of teams ignored this advice and decided to go with Sam Bowie. Watson looked fantastic yesterday against an excellent Seattle secondary. He should have had the W, but his coach called a run on 3rd and 4 when a first down wins the game. If Bill Belichick were his coach, you know the ball would have been in Watson’s hands. Instead, the ran it and punted then let Seattle get the winning touchdown with ease.
He wasn’t perfect, but he threw for over 400 and run for 67. The early bomb to Will Fuller V was a thing a beauty. Watson looks to have the skills, drive, and the work ethic. This kid could be a good one.
The Texans gave up… their first-rounder next year to swap places with the Browns. That’s right the Browns. They were set at QB and didn’t need Watson. Or Carson Wentz. Or Jarred Goff. Or Dak Prescott. And this just in, Jimmy Garropolo was just traded to the 49ers for a second round pick. Presumably, the Browns wouldn’t give up one of their two first round picks next season for him. I know they’ve had some huge busts with QB draft picks, but you got to take another shot every now and then.
The Browns are like the guy coming off some really bad breakups who is too scared to get back into the dating pool. They talked themselves out of the big fish, and find reasons not to draft them. 2017 was supposedly a weak QB draft, but Watson, Pat Mahones, and Mitchell Trubinski have all shown flashes. Keep looking Cleveland, your soulmate is out there. Swipe left. Or is that just wipe?
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