The Broncos have moved on from Aqib Talib. Now, Bradley Roby is ready for everyone else to move on.
“Please, no more Talib questions,” Roby politely asked reporters Wednesday, via Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic.
It was Douglas that pushed the Eagles to trade for Tim Jernigan (and a third-round pick) last year, bringing him in from Baltimore in exchange for a third-round of their own.
Now, Jernigan might miss significant time due to injury, and Douglas and the Eagles might have their eye on another former Raven… or two.
Brandon Linder is a solid NFL center, while Aaron Colvin and especially Telvin Smith were cogs in a defense that carried this team to the AFC championship last year.
(Colvin signed with Houston for $34 million in free agency this offseason.) The wide receivers taken in the second round re-complicate the discussion, though.
Marqise Lee is a shifty, underneath type of receiver.
The longer it takes you to throw, the greater chance of something glitching mechanically.
But the Jaguars know this about Bortles, and they accommodate it with a heavy emphasis on play-action passing (a naturally slower throwing play).
Accommodating such an important weakness is not ideal, certainly, but stylistically, a play-action passing game aligns naturally with the smashmouth type of offense they’ve built around Bortles.
This draft’s mid-round picks have contributed to building a smashmouth team around Bortles.
Nearly all fans won’t like it. Most fans will hate it. Even though it will look no different on TV — and even though 99.99999 percent of fans will experience it that way regardless of where it’s played — the notion of taking the Super Bowl to any city other than a city in the U.S. of A. won’t go over well with the people who provide the vast majority of the ticket sales, TV ratings, and everything else that goes along with being a fan/customer of the NFL.