It’s official, there will be NFL games played this month.
Sure, they will be preseason, but football is back baby!
It wouldn’t be an off-season, without a bit of drama-and boy did the 2022 soft months provide a lot of entertainment!
Let’s take a look at some of the big news in our August Headlines!
The league has finally laid down it’s iron-fist ruling in the NFL vs Deshaun Watson, and the league has ruled…6 games!
Six? Only six Why not more? What not less? What about Calvin Ridley? What if he blew pot smoke in their faces instead? Would be get a season?
The judge ruled that Watson wasn’t violent, but did still must miss 6 games in penance for his groping actions.
It’s been a long road for Watson, the League, fans and of course all of the women who have made the accusations.
Let’s not forget it all started with Watson demanding a trade from the Texans, and the owner and many fans reminding Deshaun not to ‘mess with Texas’.
You wrestle the bull, you get the horns.
No one will be happy with this outcome because it’s been such a stain over the past year.
Hopefully we can all get on with some football, and the Browns can get back doing what they do best…disappoint their fans.
Tickets for the London games went on sale and flew off the digital shelves.
Did you get tickets, or were you beaten to the punch by digital ticket touts?
While we have heard some truly horrific ticketing stories, experience teaches us it all works out in the end.
With a few months to go until the London games, there will likely be more tickets released, as well as circumstances in which fans can’t make it, making their tickets available.
Be patient, watch the Facebook pages and fan groups, and don’t buy from scalpers. You will definitely be sad if you do.
It’s time for another NFL Fantasy season, which means it’s time to start doing your research.
Some fans like to do their NFL Fantasy Draft now, which makes you quite the silly sausage.
Sure, it’s exciting to be able to start making up your line-ups, but preseason hasn’t even begin yet!
There is still plenty of time for injuries, insight and idiocy to see players burn and turn themselves out of the season before it even begins.
Be patient young grasshopper, the season is long.
Sad news for the TB Bucs, as starting centre for Ryan Jensen blew out his knee in epic preseason form, making Tommy B vulnerable to start the 2022 season.
As mentioned above (preseason injuries) can wreck havoc on a lockeroom, as the guys you thought would be your pillars, are instead relegated to the bench.
Robert Hainsey will try to jump into the role despite only being in his second year.
Will the Bucs be using bondo and duct tape to make a 2023 playoff run?
It’s starting to look that way.
Despite being used in a utility role by the 49ers last season, Deebo wasn’t paid for his jack of all trades-ness.
After complaining to San Fran that he wanted to get paid, and not crippled-they 49ers threw a load of cash at Deebo in a 3 year deal with $58 mil guaranteed and up to $73m in specialness.
Injuries forced San Fran to use Deebo in a more ‘help us’ role last season as the team got snaked by injuries, will they be looking to use him in this capacity this year?
Not if they want to keep him alive.
There’s lots of cash being thrown around the league at speedsters teams hope will lead their teams. Is Deebo going to be too much cash to splash?
Chris Boswell put it through the uprights this week, inking a massive 4 year, $20.5m deal that will see him guaranteed $12.5m, and tying him with Justin Tucker as the highest paid kicker in the NFL.
It’s a far cry from 2015, when Boswell had already been cut by the Steelers three times, and was slotted as fourth on Pittsburgh’s kicking roster.
The 31 year old Boswell has ‘no pressure’ on him this year.
Would you rather have Boswell or Tucker on your fantasy team?
Watch this space, as we will have some NFL Fantasy news for you to make your season fun!