Daly Dose 10-31-18 The scariest players in sports today

Wednesday on the Daly Dose, the first College Football Playoff rankings are out, we saw a busy day prior to the NFL trade deadline, and sports betting is still a profitable business in Las Vegas.

Then, it is Halloween, and we are looking back at some of the scariest players in sports history, and how they compare with athletes today.

Finally, our Daly Dose Hump Day power rankings take a look at the youngest teams in the NBA this season!

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The 2017 Daly Dose NFL preview: The AFC South

AFC South

The AFC South is an odd mix of teams. While it may look at first glance, to be one of the weaker divisions in the NFL, there are some teams that are getting better here. The Texans have a very good defense. The Titans are young and talented. The Colts could be better if they have a healthy Andrew Luck. And the Jaguars would be vastly improved with a very unhealthy Blake Bortles.

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1. Tennessee Titans

Predicted finish: 10-6

The Titans looked poised to step up last season, and make a push into the playoffs. Unfortunately, they started off the season slow, and were unable to earn a postseason berth. Can this young, talented group get off to a better start in 2017? Can QB Marcus Mariota stay healthy? Can the pass defense improve? Can we ever take a head coach named Mike Mularkey seriously?

2. Houston Texans

Predicted finish: 9-7

The Texans are hoping that just getting rid of Brock Osweiler is enough to make them better. With this defense, featuring both JJ Watt, and Jadeveon Clowney there is reason to be optimistic. Unfortunately,  unless they can play offensive line or quarterback the Texans are still going to be barely above average.

3. Indianapolis Colts

Predicted finish: 6-10

Andrew Luck is trying to return from shoulder surgery, but with the lack of a supporting cast to surround him, he may be better off just stalling. Luck needs to take his time and make sure that he is fully healthy, and the Colts are in a better position to protect him. So, he may be waiting three to four years.

4. Jacksonville Jaguars

Predicted: 3-13

QB Blake Bortles seems to be suffering from a case of the yips. His confidence is wavering, and even though he has been named the starter, you can see the doubt creeping into his play. It doesn’t help that he doesn’t have much help on the offensive line. Or that Vice President Tom Coughlin keeps yelling at him to stay off of his grass.

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Houston Texans trying to recruit Brock Osweiler via text

NFL free agency is officially underway.

Beginning on Monday, NFL clubs were allowed to contact and enter contract negotiations with the certified agents of players who will become unrestricted free agents. On Wednesday March 9th at 4 p.m. ET new contracts can be signed and executed.

One such free agent that is entering the market is Denver Broncos backup quarterback Brock Osweiler.

Osweiler is a four year veteran that got his first true playing time this season when starter Peyton Manning was injured.

Osweiler went 5-2 as a starter throwing 11 touchdowns to six interceptions and showed that he could be a future starter in the league.

There are many teams that wil be interested in attaining the services of a young talented quarterback like Osweiler.

While the Broncos will try to re-sign him, and see if he can keep them in contention for another Super Bowl title, there are a number of suitors interested in wresting him from the Mile High City.

One such team is the Houston Texans.

Last season the Texans finished 9-7 and made it into the AFC Wild Card game, only to be completely dismantled by the Kansas City Chiefs 30-0 in the Wild Card playoff game.

On Tuesday morning Houston reached out to Osweiler via text message to gauge his interest in joining them.

The Daly Dose was able to get a copy of some of those texts. So far it doesn’t look so good for the Texans.

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Daly Dose Sports Pro Football AFC South Preview

We next move to the AFC South. The AFC South has the Indianapolis Colts which went to the AFC CHampionship game in 2014 only to lose to the New England Patriots. There are also some other teams in the AFC South. We are going to try to remember who they are.

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Team Predicted finish Outlook
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Indianapolis Colts

12-4 With the additions of WR Andre Johnson and RB Frank Gore the Colts could be even better on offense which ranked 3rd in 2014. The concern will be their defense which allowed over 113 yard rushing per game. But I guess if they can’t get stops they could always just say that the other team is under-inflating the footballs again.
Jacksonville Jaguars 6-10 Last season everyone was all excited when the Jaguars drafted QB Blake Bortles. Then they saw him play. This year fans cheered for the drafting of DE Dante Fowler who suffered a season ending injury in May. What I am saying is that there are some teams that are just cursed and meant to be the league doormat. But hang tough Jags fans; they will probably be London’s problem soon.
Houston Texans 5-11 It’s hard to say Watt the Texans will do this year. I mean, I watched Hard Knocks and I can’t figure out Watt head coach Bill O’Brien will do this year. Watt will they do at QB? Watt will they do at RB? This team just doesn’t have much to hang its hat on, if you know what I mean.
Tennessee Titans 5-11 The Titans weren’t very good in 2014, ranking at the bottom of nearly every statistical category. They did draft QB Marcus Mariota which has fans excited. Of course Mariota will have to pass, catch, run, tackle and probably kick to really improve the Titans much.

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Episode 39 of the Daly Dose Sports Podcast!

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Today Clint talks about three under the radar college football teams that might surprise people. A quick look at a few of the college football quarterback controversies that are brewing. Talking NFL and preseason injuries and Clint gives you some very important fantasy football tips. Plus what are the five worst preseason injuries in NFL history? Check out Episode 39.

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Check out Episode 33- The Doseys!

It is the very first annual Dosey Awards show! We hand out some awards for the greatest sports performances of the past year. The “Doseys” serve to recognize the type of sports achievement and excellence that you have come to expect from the Daly Dose. Check out Episode 33!

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