Daly Dose 02-13-19 The most & least dominant SB Champs

Wednesday on the Daly Dose, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski gets an early birthday present, we now have a name in the Duke sexual assault case, and Antonio Brown wants to be traded away from the Pittsburgh Steelers. Will he get his wish? Plus, HBO’s Hard Knocks is on the hunt for a new subject for their new season. Who will they get?

Then, our Daly Dose Hump Day power rankings take a look at the most and least dominant Super Bowl Champions of all time. Where do this year’s New England Patriots stack up all time?

Wednesday on the Daly Dose, we now have a name in the Duke sexual assault case, Antonio Brown wants to be traded away from the Pittsburgh Steelers. Will he get his wish? And HBO’s Hard Knocks is on the hunt for a new subject for their new season. Who will they get?

Then, our Daly Dose Hump Day power rankings take a look at the most and least dominant Super Bowl Champions of all time. Where do this year’s New England Patriots stack up all time?

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Daly Dose 04-27-18 The NFL Draft first round recap

It is Friday, and today on the Daly Dose we are recapping the first round of the NFL Draft! Which teams got good value for their picks, and who may have reached a little too early for certain selections?

A very special guest stops by the Dose for a special award, and then we count down the Top 5 players that never did hear their named called on Draft Day!

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The Daly Dose NFL NFC West Preview 

The NFC West has been one of the toughest divisions over the past few seasons, and this year should be no different.

From the intelligence and toughness of the Seattle Seahawks, to the speed and precision of the Arizona Cardinals, to the physicality of the Rams…this division has it all.

Oh, and the 49ers are in the division too.

NFC West

1. Seattle Seahawks   

Predicted finish: 12-4   

The 2015 Seahawks had a number of tough breaks go against them, but they were still just a seven point loss from going back to the Super Bowl. The defense should be strong again and Russell Wilson continues to improve. So there is reason for the famous Seattle 12th Man to be excited. Or do they need to ask Texas A&M if they can cheer first?

2. Arizona Cardinals   

Predicted finish: 11-5   

The Cardinals are a definite contender for a Super Bowl title. They have a tenacious defense, a solid running game, depth at wide receiver, and a very qualified coaching staff. Of course they do also have QB Carson Palmer. And we all know…you can take the player out of Cincinnati, but you can’t take the Bungle out of him.

3. St Louis Rams   

Predicted finish: 8-8   

You know how every year we watch the HBO series Hard Knocks and we begin to believe that average teams are going to somehow over achieve? Congratulations Rams, you didn’t convince us one bit.

4. San Francisco 49ers   

Predicted finish: 4-12   

After failing miserably in Philadelphia, head coach Chip Kelly goes to a team with less talent and less reason for optimism. But Chip believes that his uptempo offense can give this team more opportunities. That’s right. The genius believes he should give more opportunities to a Blaine Gabbert led offense. You know, the bar for being labeled a “genius” in the NFL might not be all that high.

Did you miss our Daly Dose AFC West Preview?

2016 way too early NFL Draft grades

So your favorite NFL team has now completed their draft. But how did they really do? Forget the so-called “expert’s” opinion. We can tell you how your team did right here!

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Arizona Cardinals

Notable picks: Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole Miss

Outlook: The Cardinals didn’t really have any pressing needs and head coach Bruce Aryans has shown an ability to deal with players that others may shy away from. Still, it is odd that the Cardinals are putting bars on all of their facility windows after drafting Nkemdiche.

Grade: B+

 

Atlanta Falcons

Notable picks: Keanu Neal, S, Florida, Deion Jones, OLB, LSU

Outlook: The Falcons definitely needed defensive help and they went and got some of it. Oh sure, we could make fun of them for taking a safety with the 17th overall pick. And we will because they still haven’t addressed their horrible pass rush.

Grade: B-

 

Baltimore Ravens

Notable picks: Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame

Outlook: The Ravens saw the Laremy Tunsil video, and balked at drafting the talented offensive tackle choosing instead to grab Stanley. For some reason the Ravens are super sensitive about their players being caught on video doing shady things.

Grade: C+

 

Buffalo Bills

Notable picks: Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson, Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama, Cardale Jones, QB, Ohio State

Outlook: The Bills were hoping to get either Lawson or Ragland in this draft, and they actually managed to get them BOTH! Of course they also took Ohio State QB Cardale Jones, and in the land of Buffalo wings, he could be a three hundred pounder by training camp.

Grade: A

 

Carolina Panthers

Notable picks: Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana Tech

Outlook: The Panthers really needed to get some help on the offensive line, as we saw in Super Bowl 50. So they went out and instead drafted three cornerbacks to account for the loss of Josh Norman. Looks like Cam Newton could be a leaving a few more press conferences early.

Grade: C-

 

Chicago Bears

Notable picks: Leonard Floyd, LB, Georgia, Cody Whitehair, OG, Kansas State, Jonathan Bullard, DL, Florida

Outlook: The Bears had an impressive haul on draft grabbing another solid linebacker, some offensive line help, and a steal with Bullard in the 3rd round. They are really on the right track to being a playoff contender! Oh that’s right, Jay Cutler is still their quarterback. So nevermind.

Grade: A

 

Cincinnati Bengals

Notable picks: William Jackson III, CB, Houston, Tyler Boyd, WR, Pitt, Andrew Billings, NT, Baylor

Outlook: Cincinnati needed a wide receiver to replace Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu, but Jackson was the best player on the board, and the rival Pittsburgh Steelers desperately wanted him. So that totally makes up for the playoff loss last year. Take that, Steelers!

Grade: B+

 

Cleveland Browns

Notable picks: Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor, Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma State, Cody Kessler, QB, USC

Outlook: The Browns had a whopping 14 picks in this draft, and were looking like geniuses as they opted to go with quantity over quality in a very average draft. But then they took a wide receiver from Baylor with their top pick, and a quarterback from USC. So let’s put away that Mensa application, shall we?

Grade: B-

 

Dallas Cowboys

Notable picks: Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State, Jaylon Smith, LB, Notre Dame, Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State

Outlook: The Cowboys wanted a powerful running back to plug in behind that offensive line and they found one in Elliott. But we all know that head coach Jason Garrett likes to show how smart he is, by throwing on every down, so he won’t give Elliott the ball. And the Dallas defense is atrocious allowing 121 yards on the ground every game, so they drafted Jaylon Smith who probably won’t play a snap in 2016. Jerry Jones strikes again!

Grade: C-

 

Denver Broncos

Notable picks: Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis, Devontae Booker, RB, Utah

Outlook: The Broncos select the 6-5 QB out of Memphis, to try to somehow replace future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning and high priced free agent backup Brock Osweiler. Those two combined for 19 touchdowns and 23 interceptions as the Broncos won the Super Bowl in 2015. But those are Mark Sanchez-type numbers. So the bar isn’t quite as high for Lynch as one might think.

Grade: B

 

Detroit Lions

Notable picks: Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State, A’Shawn Robinson, DL, Alabama

Outlook: Detroit was able to fill out needs on both the offensive and defensive lines under rookie general manager Bob Quinn, who clearly doesn’t realize that such proficiency and competency will not be stood for in this franchise.

Grade: B+

 

Green Bay Packers

Notable picks: Kenny Clark, DT, UCLA, Jason Spriggs, OT, Indiana

Outlook: Green Bay gets some much needed help on the defensive line with BJ Raji gone. Clark has a wrestling background and has proven to be very good against the run. But can he cover Larry Fitzgerald? Probably not.

Grade: B-

 

Houston Texans

Notable picks: Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame, Braxton Miller, WR, Ohio State

Outlook: Brock Osweiler needs a few more receivers to go with DeAndre Hopkins, so the Texans grabbed Will Fuller, who has drawn comparisons to Ted Ginn Jr. Meaning, he has everything they want in a wide receiver. Except the catching part.

Grade: C+

 

Indianapolis Colts

Notable picks: Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama, Le’Raven Clark, OT, Texas Tech

Outlook: The Colts are building up their offensive line, because last season they got a look at their franchise without Andrew Luck and it wasn’t good. And Andrew Luck got a look at life without his kidney. Also not good.

Grade: B+

 

Jacksonville Jaguars

Notable picks: Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida State, Myles Jack, OLB, UCLA

Outlook: Myles Jack is a steal for the Jaguars in the second round. He is an extremely gifted athlete that only fell in the draft because of a significant knee injury. So Jacksonville outsmarts everyone and gets two very talented players. Of course Jack will need micro-fracture surgery eventually so he could be out for the season by the time I finish this sentence.

Grade: A for now

 

Kansas City Chiefs

Notable picks: Chris Jones, DT, Mississippi State, Kevin Hogan, QB, Stanford

Outlook: The Chiefs get some help on the defensive front and they also wanted to find a backup for limited passer Alex Smith. So they picked up another limited passer in Kevin Hogan. Well done, Chiefs.

Grade: B

 

Los Angeles Rams

Notable picks: Jared Goff, QB, Cal, Pharoh Cooper, WR,

Outlook: The Rams wanted to make a splashy move after moving to Los Angeles, so they traded up for Cal quarterback Jared Goff who put up big numbers in college. And he went just 14-23 as a starter, making him a perfect fit for a franchise that rarely finishes above .500.

Grade: C-

 

Miami Dolphins

Notable picks: Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss

Outlook: The Dolphins get a steal in Tunsil when he fell in the draft due to the video that surfaced of him taking a bong hit while wearing a gas mask. And Tunsil gets a steal in South Beach where he can get into even more trouble than he ever did in Oxford, Mississippi.

Grade: C

 

Minnesota Vikings

Notable picks: Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss, Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson

Outlook: The Vikings get a pretty talented wide receiver in Treadwell, who has speed and great hands. But they don’t ever throw the ball to their wide receivers so they may as well have just drafted a long-snapper.

Grade: B

 

New England Patriots

Notable picks: Joe Thuney, OG, North Carolina State, Jacoby Brissett, QB, North Carolina State

Outlook: The Patriots didn’t have a first round pick because…well…you know…but they get a solid guard in Thuney and rookie quarterback Jacoby Brissett could conceivably be the starter in Week 1…because well…you know.

Grade: C

 

New Orleans Saints

Notable picks: Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville, Vonn Bell, S, Ohio State

Outlook: The Saints had to try to beef up their defense because they were absolutely awful in 2015 allowing 30 points per game. They’re still going to be awful, but now at least they can claim it is because they are young.

Grade: B

 

New York Giants

Notable picks: Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State, Sterling Shepard, WR, Oklahoma, Paul Perkins, RB, UCLA

Outlook: The Giants needed help everywhere and they got a number of players that can step in and help immediately. The fact that they all have 10 fingers is an added bonus.

Grade: B+

 

New York Jets

Notable picks: Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State, Christian Hackenberg, QB, Penn St

Outlook: The Jets desperately needed some help on the offensive line to protect Geno Smith, but the fact is that they don’t really like Geno Smith. So they went with a linebacker, and an inconsistent QB instead. Suck it, Geno!

Grade: D-

 

Oakland Raiders

Notable picks: Karl Joseph, S, West Virginia, Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State

Outlook: The defensive backfield needed to be upgraded, and Joseph should help if he can learn how to actually tackle. But the Raiders needed a middle linebacker and instead chose to draft a backup QB. This could upset all of the fans dressed up in Star Wars costumes. To put it in language they can understand- “I can feel your anger. Let the hate flow through you.”

Grade: C

 

Philadelphia Eagles

Notable picks: Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State

Outlook: The Eagles traded up to get to Wentz believing that he is their quarterback of the future. But the rest of the roster is a bit of a mess, as they need help at wide receiver and a backup running back for the oft-injured Ryan Matthews. Also, Sam Bradford keeps cutting the brake lines on Wentz’s car. So there’s that.

Grade: D+

 

Pittsburgh Steelers

Notable picks: Artie Burns, CB, Miami

Outlook: The Steelers draft a 78-year-old man from a Florida retirement home. But man, can Artie Burns play a mean polka on his accordion!

Grade: D

 

San Diego Chargers

Notable picks: Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State, Hunter Henry, TE, Arkansas

Outlook: The Chargers felt that Bosa was the best player on the board so they took him, despite the fact that he doesn’t fit their defense all that well. But Bosa does have a Jeff Spicoli aspect to him, and that should fit well in San Diego. “Aloha, Mr. Hand!”

Grade: C

 

San Francisco 49ers

Notable picks: DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon, Joshua Garnett, OG, Stanford

Outlook: The Niners started off the draft strong, taking a safe pick in Buckner, but then they traded three picks to move up nine spots to draft an offensive guard. Then again Chip Kelly is involved here, so we know none of what San Francisco does is going to make any sense.

Grade: D+

 

Seattle Seahawks

Notable picks: Germain Ifedi, OT, Texas A&M, Jarran Reed, DT, Alabama, CJ Prosise, RB, Notre Dame

Outlook: The Seahawks needed help on the OL, and Reed may have been a top 20 talent for their defense. Plus Prosise has a unique skill set and could develop into something special, so the Seahawks had a pretty good haul. Much like he did at USC Pete Carroll is getting some of the best athletes that money can buy.

Grade: A

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Notable picks: Vernon Hargreaves III, CB, Florida, Noah Spence, DE, Eastern Kentucky, Roberto Aguayo, P, Florida State

Outlook: Tampa got value on their first two picks, trading down to get more picks and still getting Hargreaves. And Spence could have been selected in the first round. But then they traded two picks to move up and take a kicker. I don’t care if Aguayo is Morten Anderson, Adam Vinatieri, and Gus the field goal kicking mule rolled into one. He’s a frigging kicker.

Grade: F-

 

Tennessee Titans

Notable picks: Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State, Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson, Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama

Outlook: The Titans had 10 picks and got good value on most all of them. Sure, they should have probably gotten a cornerback instead of Henry, when they already have DeMarco Murray. We are so used to this franchise screwing things up that we are going to just let it slide.

Grade: A

 

Washington Redskins

Notable picks: Josh Doctson, WR, TCU, Su’a Cravens, S, USC, Kendall Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech

Outlook: Washington needed some help on the defensive line, but they stuck to their principles and took the best player on the board in Doctson, who might have been the best WR in the draft. It is impressive to see anyone in the DC area even have principles let alone live by them. Of course, unless Doctson can improve a defensive line that allowed 381 yards per game, then your self-righteous principles don’t mean jack, do they?

Grade: C+

The Daly Dose Sports Podcast Episode 43!

On Episode 43 of the Daly Dose Sports Podcast Clint breaks down the NFL Week 2. Who are the teams that crashed back to earth? Who is better than we thought? A look at the MLB Wild Card game and why it needs to be left alone. Who are the winners and losers from Week 3 in college football? And we count down the Top 5 impactful quarterback injuries in NFL history. Don’t miss Episode 43!

Episode 43

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The Daly Dose Sports Podcast Episode 42!

This week Clint takes a look at Week 1 of the NFL and looks forward to Week 2’s better matchups. Breaking down he winners and losers in College Football and some games to watch on Saturday. Plus the Top 5 times we have overreacted to NFL Week 1. Don’t miss Episode 42!

Episode 42

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Daly Doses: Thoughts, reflections, and derision from the Mile High City!

Doses

  • The NFL season is now underway and I think I have the league all figured out.
  • The Buffalo Bills and the St Louis Rams are headed to Super Bowl 50.
  • Peyton Manning can no longer play and should have retired 10 years ago.
  • Tennessee Titans rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota has the release of Marino, the poise of Montana, and the face of an angel.
  • The Seattle Seahawks are finished and will never be heard from again.
  • And the Oakland Raiders are still bad.
  • Of course Peyton Manning did face one of the top defenses from a year ago in a new offensive system and a rebuilt offensive line.
  • And Mariota will be the second coming of Joe Montana provided he can face the Buccaneers every single week.
  • And the Seahawks will probably get Kam Chancellor back, figure out their offensive line situation, and they will be right back in the playoffs.
  • And the Raiders are still bad.
  • By the way, the reason that Dolphins defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh and Bengals defensive back Adam “Pac Man” Jones weren’t disciplined after their plays on Sunday is because the league is afraid that their rulings would be overturned anyways.
  • And also because Suh is going to face Tom Brady twice this season.
  • And they are looking at two birds with one stone, if you know what I mean.
  • Big college football game here in Denver on Saturday as the University of Colorado faces off against their rival Colorado State.
  • And when I say “big” I mean big to the students and alumni of both schools and literally to no one else on the planet.
  • Both football programs are mediocre and have been for some time now.
  • Welterweight champion boxer Floyd Mayweather beat Andre Berto on Saturday night and has now retired at 49-0 matching former heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano and he tied Joe Louis with his 26th world title victory.
  • Mayweather says he is content with that record and will never fight again.
  • You believe him, right?
  • By the way, if you paid for that horrible fight against an overmatched Berto, I have some ocean front property in Aurora to sell you.
  • What am I saying? If you actually paid for that fight you can’t read this anyway.

Daly Dose Sports Pro Football NFC West Preview

We now take a look at the NFC West one of the greatest divisions for defense in the NFL. And one that sets offense back 20 years.

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Team Predicted finish Outlook
NFC West

Seattle Seahawks

12-4

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson said recently that Recovery Water, the supposed miracle water he invests in, kept him from getting a concussion last year in the NFC Championship game. Perhaps he should have dunked Pete Carroll’s head in Recovery Water when he sent in that dumb pass play at the two yard line with the game on the line.

Arizona Cardinals

9-7

In July head coach Bruce Arians hired Jen Welter as the first female coach ever in the NFL. Welter played 14 seasons of professional football and has a Master’s in sports psychology. She will work with the Cardinals inside linebackers as a coaching intern. Bringing on a female coach into the NFL coaching fraternity is very progressive. But they also have Carson Palmer as their quarterback, which is kind of regressive.

St Louis Rams

7-9

In three seasons under head coach Jeff Fisher the Rams have gone 6-10, 7-9, and 7-8-1. This season to get over the hump they traded away QB Sam Bradford for QB Nick Foles. Oh well, they will be California’s problem again soon.

San Francisco 49ers

4-12

The 49ers had the worst offseason in 49ers history. They lost their head coach Jim Harbaugh, OL Anthony Davis, DL Justin Smith, LB Patrick Willis, P Andy Lee, LB Chris Borland, WR Michael Crabtree, G Mike Iupati, CB Chris Culliver, CB Perrish Cox, and RB Frank Gore. Wow, they might have had the worst offseason in NFL history. Okay, maybe the worst offseason in pro sports history.

Did you miss our NFC South Preview?

Next up our AFC West Preview!

The Daly Dose Sports Podcast NFL Preview- Episode 41!

The Daly Dose Sports Podcast brings you an NFL Preview and gives a brief outlook for each team and where they should finish in their division. Clint takes a brief look at winners and losers in the first week of college football and counts down the Top 5 greatest hitters in NFL history. Check out Episode 41!

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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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