Ladies and Gentlemen, its official. Jamal Adams has finally requested for a trade from the New York Jets. This has been a long time coming now especially since there were reported rumors of the Jets shopping Adams already. The 2x Pro Bowler has given out the 7 teams that he prefers to be traded to. This necessarily doesn’t mean that he will go to one of these four proffered destinations, but this is just where he would like to see himself playing. His preferred teams are the Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, and the Houston Texans. Some of these teams he could have major success on but is there any chance that he could flop on one of these teams. Here I will be ranking the best fits for him in his proffered destinations and maybe even some wildcard teams that could make their way into the picture.
7. Kansas City Chiefs
Now I know what you are thinking, the Chiefs are coming fresh off of a Superbowl win, why would this not be a great fit for him to excel? Well I think their safety positions are pretty much set in stone for next season considering they just won the championship and they have on young thriving safety and on the other side they have the “Honey Badger: Tyrann Mathieu. At first there were many question marks around the Chiefs defense going into the playoffs last season, but after the playoff run, they had they shut down any criticism that was given to them before. Even though this is one of the preferred landing spots for Jamal Adams, do not expect him to go there.
6. Houston Texans
The direction of where the Texans franchise is going moving forward is the hardest thing to figure out. They have a star Quarterback in Deshaun Watson and just traded away arguably the best receiver in the league for a runningback who has fallen off and a draft pick. Jamal Adams is leaving a Jets franchise that has no clue with their stars, to a team that just traded away their star. He will just be put in the same situation in Houston besides the fact that he will have a young rising star in Justin Reid on the other side of him and an elite lineman JJ Watt on his team as well.
5. Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks are always a hit or miss team every season. Last season they were pretty dominant going 12-4 and securing a spot as wildcard team in the playoffs. The Seahawks need that star-studded defender especially if Clowney is not going to return. The Seahawks has not had a strong secondary since the legion of boom days and Jamal Adams could be the starting piece to bring their defense back together and make them a dominant defensive team again.
4. Dallas Cowboys
Dallas, what can I say? They have potential to do all the right things with Jamal Adams, but will they have the money to keep him around long term. After signing Zeke and Cooper to big time deals and still needing to pay Prescott, it is not really the right idea to bring in someone who is going to want a big contract in 2 years. On the field though, Adams would be a huge addition to the Cowboys defense. They are lacking the safety position of the departure of Byron Jones who played both corner and safety for them and they need that star-studded player like Jamal Adams in their secondary to get them past the mediocre seasons they have been having.
3. Philadelphia Eagles
The birds always need help in their secondary. If you are an Eagles fan you have probably yelled at the TV more times than enough that the secondary is either getting burnt downfield, or missing tackles. Jamal Adams bring both of those aspects to the table. With Malcom Jenkins leaving for New Orleans it would be a perfect void to fill bringing in Jamal Adams. Right now, they still have Rodney Mcleod who is starting to get older now and a question mark at who the second safety will be. There have been talks about moving Avonte Maddux to safety and they have just drafted K’von Wallace out of Clemson who people are hyping to be the next Brian Dawkins. This could be handled a lot easier by just going out and getting Jamal Adams someone young and they can return long term.
2. Baltimore Ravens
With Earl Thomas’s career slowly coming to an end, Jamal Adams would be a perfect replacement at safety for him. The Ravens are on the verge of making it to the Superbowl and having Earl Thomas and Jamal Adams on defense would make their secondary potentially the best in the league. This would give the Ravens the last star that they need to lift that Lombardi trophy back into the air
Wildcard: Pittsburgh Steelers
The Pittsburgh Steelers need help on offense especially since their starting quarterback is getting older and is becoming an injury prone player. That be said why not keep boosting their already dominate defense. I’m sure Steelers fans remember the days of Troy Polamalu and Ryan Clark having a great defensive safety core. The Steelers already have Minkah Fitzpatrick who has proven that he can reach his full potential with this team. If you throw another great safety like Jamal Adams alongside him, I don’t know how teams are going to be able to get around them. The Steelers would have two safeties that are dominate in the league right now and have yet to reach their full potential yet.
Who knows what will happen to the star safety and where he will go. He has made it clear that he wants out and we have not heard anything about him sitting out yet, but I would not be surprised if he does sit out till he is traded. All teams know what he brings to the table, but he may try to improve his worth even more by playing out the 2020 season with the Jets if he does not get shipped away before the start of the season. All we know is, this is going to be interesting.
Everyone has "those friends" right? Those friends where you watch a show or movie together and you can turn to them and say "that's you dude!". Sometimes the references are compliments and flattering, other times you're being compared Fat Bastard from Austin Powers. The good, the bad and the ugly I took sometime to compare some of the Free Parking Podcast game to everyone's favorite sports movie characters. Some of these I've had in my head for years - other I came up with for the purpose of this blog but I think they're all pretty dang good. Take a peak and if you know the boys, let me know how I did!
DJ Nater – Brickma from Rookie of the Year
The glasses, the facial hair, the clubhouse moral booster. Not to mention him quoting Mr. Brickma perfectly word for word, line for line from Rookie of the Year. DJ Nater even has a shirt, claiming “Hot Ice”. Coming full-circle, that’s how I would even describe his music mixing skills. Hot ice; the perfect combination of ear blasting, dance-provoking beats and cold, “who hurt you” lyrics.
“The key to being a big league pitcher is the 3 R's: readiness, recuperation, and conditioning! You see, after the game, a lot of guys like to ice up their arm. Still, other fellas think that heat is the way to go. But I have discovered the secret, Henry: hot ice! That's right: hot ice. I heat up... the ice cubes! It's the best of both worlds!”
Joey La Cava & Nick D'arcy
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Now, I know what you are probably thinking. Patrick Mahomes was the Superbowl winning quarterback and MVP of the Superbowl. In case you did not know every winning quarterback of the Superbowl game goes to Disney World when they win the big game. But now times are a little different and its no NFL player going to Disney World this time, but instead the NBA is playing the rest of their season in Disney World due to the coronavirus.
In 1994 the final 50 games of the MLB season and the playoffs were canceled due to a strike led by Don Fehr and the MLBPA. The reason for this strike was that Owners wanted a salary cap just like the thriving NFL at the time. The players did not like the idea of a salary cap being implemented and went on strike and did not play. We are now in the year 2020 and are in the middle of pandemic from the Coronavirus and Owners want players to take pay cuts on their salaries. The MLBPA has expressed that they are not happy with this idea whatsoever.
The players that are most affected by this are the players in the MLB that have close to max contracts. All of your superstar players would have to take massive pay cuts because of the amount of revenue that is being lost this year because of the season being shortened and not being able to have fans at the games when the season starts back up. With the MLB’s newest proposal to the players about a pay cuts, the team’s highest paid player is expected to lose a lot of money. Phillies Outfielder Bryce Harper signed a 13-year contract for 330 million dollars in the fall of 2018. Harper makes about 27.5 Million dollars a year just from his MLB contract, and with this new proposal by the MLB, if accepted, Bryce Harper would go from making 27.5 Million dollars a season to 6.5 Million dollars this season. We are talking about someone losing 21 million dollars that Harper has already signed for and is supposed to be getting this season. These players need the money they signed for to keep living the lives that they have right now.