While we baseball fans wring our hands about the lost Sonny Grays and Justin Verlanders of the big-game world, there's another sports coach in town who feels very little hesitation about adding Stars to his roster. If you ever get frustrated about a local sports team getting just a leeeeeetle too "responsible" with its resources management, hey. Switch internet channels and wallow in the football team across town.
So you guys check me where I'm wrong. The most common formation in the NFL is the 3-1-1, right, with three wideouts a tight end and a single back, right? The default against this is a 4-2-5 formation:
DL: BENNETT - CLARK - RICHARDSON - AVRIL
LB: WAGNER - WRIGHT
DB: CB - SHERMAN - KAM - THOMAS - CB
Is this a defensive setup that you spend time comparing to other lineups across their own conference, or is this a setup you spend time comparing to other lineups from other eras?
Here's the NY Post with the basics: that the Jets are in a rebuild, that Richardson walks at the end of the year, that the 2nd-round pick and the $8M in space is big.
Here is Niners Nation, notably AZ9rfan, offering hopefully that "for some reason I just don't see this as some sort of major upgrade." That "some reason" being emotional insulation against unspeakable horror, of course. Ah, silly me. I'll go to my grave trying to kick the guilty pleasure of visiting NinersNation at moments like this.
John Clayton has been one of my faves since the early days. He thinks the 'Hawks go into 2017 lookin' realll strong.
Here is 4:00 worth of Richardson highlights, including some excellent quickness shots. Are the Seahawks going to let him punch in TD's like that? :- )
In 2013 he won the ROY; in 2014 he was All-Pro. Here is his highlight video going into 2015.