By Marc Lawrence — The Texans went 4-12 last season even though Deshaun Watson ranked first in expected points added (EPA) per pass attempt. The Miami Dolphins went 10-6 even though Tua Tagovailoa, their rookie quarterback, ranked 29th in that category (Ryan Fitzpatrick was 17th). Imagine how many games the Dolphins might win with Watson throwing passes for them. Right now, the Dolphins might not know whether they have a quarterback good enough to overtake Buffalo in the AFC East and contend for a championship. Watson would make them such a team. “The one constant with Tua, even though he was up and down, is his accuracy,” an offensive coach said. “From that standpoint, you can say he’s got a chance.” To read more on the five potential blockbuster trades that could involve Watson this offseason click here.
From the “strange but true files”, there might have been some disappointed students on the Buckeyes campus following Ohio State’s annihilation at the hands of Alabama in this year’s CFP Championship Game. But it was likely worse in Columbus, Ohio, in 1926, when Maudine Ormsby won homecoming queen. It’s not because they didn’t like Ormsby. It’s because she was a cow. A real bovine.
Grinding Out The Profits
From this week’s Playbook Basketball Newsletter: The last four times Loyola Chicago has sought revenge from an LTKO (League Tournament Knock Out) loss, they’ve cashed a ticket each time. They are also 5-1 SU and 5-0-1 ATS away in games at Valparaiso. No Valpo for us tonight, not against the 5-returning starter avengers from the Windy City playing with a massive chip on their shoulders.