2020 NFL Mock Draft 5-7-19

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We have 2020 vision, NFL Draft style, for the first time, right here, right now. It’s our first ever 2020 NFL mock draft, and the order, for now was simply replicated from 2019. Team needs, nor the 2019 NFL mock draft (which you can view over at this link), were taken into account.

As we have a whole draft, and two rounds of free agency to go through, it’s just too early to factor in team needs. Obviously this will be modified and reworked hundreds, if not thousands of times between now and 2020 NFL Draft day. Enjoy!

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Martellus Bennett on How the NFL Discourages Individuality, Free-Thought (Exclusive)

During his NFL career, Martellus Bennett scored more than 30 touchdowns, accrued more than 4,500 receiving yards, won a Super Bowl with the 2016 New England Patriots and earned a Pro Bowl berth with the 2014 Chicago Bears.

Not bad for artist and writer. Bennett was in town last week to do a public reading of his new children’s book “Dear Black Boy,” at Open Books, a literacy non-profit in the west loop. A major point he emphatically made, over and over again, is that creating art and literature is more fun than sports. 

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2019 NFL Mock Draft 4-25-19 Final Edition

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It’s 2019 NFL mock draft update time! It’s our second update since the NFL Draft night invitees list was announced. It’s all starting to fit into place now with the Scouting Combine, free agency, pro days all behind us. We made a few more more changes this week, and the big night in Nashville will soon be upon us.

(Also, here is our very first 2020 NFL mock draft over at this link) Have issues with the picks? Of course you do. Many often bones to pick, so have at it in the comments section.

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Bears legend Gale Sayers bitter? You Bet

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(Editor’s note: Our condolences to the friends and family of Chet Coppock, on this the most difficult of days. Coppock passed away in a car crash in Georgia yesterday at the age of 70. RIP. To honor his memory, we re-post this guest blog he contributed to our site in 2014)

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Chicago Bears-Oakland Raiders to be First Tottenham Hotspur Stadium NFL Game

It took a long time and several delays but the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium finally opened this month. Those who have been there say that the White Hart Lane venue has been well worth the wait. The next Tottenham Hotspur Stadium first will be a NFL game, and it will happen when the Chicago Bears face the Oakland Raiders on October 6; in week five of the season.

Then, in week six, we’ll see the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play the Carolina Panthers at the brand new state of the art facility on October 13. These announcements were made by the National Football League ahead of the official schedule release later tonight.

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Otis Wilson Only Luke Warm on Chicago Bears QB Mitch Trubisky (Exclusive)

Chicago Bears linebacking legend Otis Wilson didn’t use the term “game manager” when opining on Mitch Trubisky, but he espoused ideas that essentially evoked the quasi-condescending term. Most Bears fans wouldn’t be too excited about the idea of believing and accepting Wilson’s premise- that the second year signal caller is limited in his ceiling.

During during our exclusive conversation at a community event this past weekend, Wilson described Trubisky in a manner that fit Kyle Orton; or maybe even Jim McMahon. (It is worth noting that McMahon did win a Super Bowl here, and he was certainly no Drew Brees or Peyton Manning, as an article today on NFL.com listed his as the 53rd best of the 61 QBs who have ever started a Super Bowl)

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Chicago Bears Legend Otis Wilson Says Cody Parkey Doing the Today Show “was stupid” (Exclusive)

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Chicago Bears legend Otis Wilson is in the same camp as current head coach Matt Nagy and General Manager Ryan Pace when it comes to placekicker Cody Parkey’s decision to appear on the Today Show- very much against it.

“I don’t think he should have done it, I thought it was stupid,” Wilson said during our exclusive conversation at a community event this past weekend.

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NFL Handicapping 101 – Playing NFL Trends

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By Joe Connolly

Yes, NFL rosters can change from one year to the next. Injuries and trades can change a roster from one week to the next. Still, there’s value in respecting historical betting trends when betting on NFL games. It’s not really clear why one team always seems to struggle against one specific rival or opponent. As a sports handicapper, you are always looking for an advantage. Sometimes, the advantage could come from respecting a betting trend even in the face of all logic.

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New Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Increases Chances of a London Super Bowl

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It couldn’t happen until 2025 at the earliest, but the chances of the NFL potentially staging a Super Bowl in London someday increase with the coming advent of Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The 62,062 capacity venue at White Hart Lane will open Sept 15, about a month or so after its target date, but its design includes facilities that directly support American football, in addition to English football (soccer).

According to Sports Illustrated, the National Football League put $13.3 million toward its approximate £350-£400 ($600) million construction costs. From the locker rooms to the retractable field (among the many other new bells and whistles), Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was constructed to support both English Premier League and National Football League action, even on the same day, according to their stated plans.

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NFL Goes Full On Meathead, Panders to Right Wing Troglodytes

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Take care NFL- it’s been nice knowing you! This is certainly not the National Football League that us older millenials/younger Gen Xers used to know and love. While it’s been painfully obvious for some time that the NBA peaked long ago with its 1990s Golden Age, yesterday we learned that the NFL is over the hill too.

At least in this instance the league isn’t micro-managing itself into irrelevance by pandering to some corporatism middle ground. This time they shot themselves in the foot by taking a side- the wrong one. The ruling to penalize those who protest the national anthem is so stupid and maladaptive on so many levels, it’s hard to know where to even begin in vivisecting this. [Read more…]

2018 NFL Mock Draft 4-26-18 FINAL EDITION

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Welcome to the 2018 NFL mock draft. The big night, at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas is now upon us. What will happen at Jerry’s World/The DeathStar? Our best projections follow below.

With only 32 picks to go around, yes, there will be a guy or two that you feel very strongly should be a first rounder, but got left out. Sorry, but it’s inevitable. Also, many of you will strongly disagree with the projections here, and with the write-ups, but try to be respectful about it in the comments section.

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Chicago Bears 2018 NFL Draft Mocksourcing: Denzel Ward or Tremaine Edmunds?

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The Chicago Bears are bound to get a great prospect #8, given a.) they have so many needs and b.) it’s a deep draft across multiple positions. The consensus seems to believe that Chicago should go cornerback or linebacker here, but obviously you couldn’t go wrong trying to beef up the line to protect the investment in Mitch Trubisky either. Some mock drafts slot an OG to the Monsters of the Midway.

They also need wide receiver help, but that could wait until a later round. Without further ado, let’s dive right in to the Chicago Bears 2018 NFL Draft mocksourcing.

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