By Marc Lawrence — Looking ahead to the 2020 NFL season starting in less than two weeks, NFL.com summoned analyst and former running back Maurice Jones-Drew to examine players who could make All-Pro teams for the first time in ’20. Some of the players on the list were shocking, like OT Trent Williams of San Francisco who amazingly has never been named first-team All-Pro. And then there are the Bosa brothers, Joey and Nick, edge rushers extraordinaire. Joey recorded 11.5 sacks and a career-high in QB hits, along with the third-most tackles for loss last season. Meanwhile, Nick is coming off a dominant rookie campaign. To read his entire list of 2020 hopefuls, click here.
Just to be clear, the purpose in my commentary on these pages yesterday was not to look past the injustices that have been imparted by the police on the black community. No person, regardless of color, should ever be shot down by another person. It’s absolutely sinful and should not be tolerated under any circumstance. The issue needs to be resolved immediately. The point was that the pampered professional athletes today could better help by using their platform and reaching out directly to local community centers with financial and personal support. Donating these types of resources to learning centers, sharing stories of walking in their shoes, and coordinating combinative efforts between the people and the police, creates better awareness for all. That’s where it all needs to start. Not by sending incendiary messages or staging walkouts that simply incite riots. Nobody wins in those situations.
Grinding Out The Profits
From the all-new 2020 PLAYBOOK NFL STARTER KIT publication: The best team in the NFL in games when coming off a SU overtime win is New England at 15-2 ATS. The Patriots are also 12-0 ATS as a favorite when coming off an overtime contest. The main question is will the trends continue AB – After Brady?