The Houston Texans are hoping a change of scenery will resurrect David Johnson’s career:

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Author: Jon Kuzma

The Houston Texans traded for David Johnson this off-season. And they’re hoping that Johnson can recapture the form he had earlier in his career. At one point the Arizona Cardinals thought that Johnson could be the second coming of Marshall Faulk. But injuries ended up derailing him. Houston is hoping a fresh start will reinvigorate Johnson and sometimes being in a new system can do that. He’ll play next to Deshaun Watson in Houston’s offense and there’s no doubt he’ll help out on swing passes out of the backfield. It’s going to be harder to blitz Watson because Johnson is so good at catching the ball. He’s almost better as a receiver than a running back. And he’s good for about 4 touchdown receptions a year. So that should add another wrinkle for this team. However the Texans also need Johnson to replace Carlos Hyde. Hyde rushed for over 1,000 yards this past season but he signed with the Seattle Seahawks in free agency. If Johnson wants to fill those shoes he needs to get his burst back. There were times when he looked a little sluggish last year. If the dual-threat tailback wants to solve those issues he needs to get in top shape. That’s when you’ll see Johnson be at his best and start to resemble the player who was dominant back in 2016.

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Daniel Jones is already having a better career than Sam Darnold. The New York Giants are in good hands:

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Sam Darnold is extremely talented and there’s no doubt that the New York Jets are holding him back. But if we’re going off stats alone. Daniel Jones’ rookie season was better than both of the years that Darnold has played. He’s shown more in half of the amount of time and that’s something we have to take note of. To step right into the lineup and perform like Jones did. It says a lot about the kind of player he is. And a good rookie year can be a strong indication about what the trajectory of Jones’ career will look like. There’s a huge learning curve for most first year players. Somehow Jones was ahead of the pace and he actually had better stats than Kyler Murray did too. Which was a little surprising since Murray won Rookie of the Year. The last thing that stands out about Jones is how many touchdowns he was able to throw for. The former first round pick has three games with at least four touchdown passes in his career. And Sam Darnold has only done that once. You can begin to see why we have to shed some light on how well this guy has performed. Because the public hasn’t given Jones enough recognition.

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Keeping Kenyan Drake was a smart decision by the Arizona Cardinals. He’s the best fit for their system:

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Something changed when Kenyan Drake was traded from the Miami Dolphins to the Arizona Cardinals. Everyone knew that Drake was a talented athlete. But things weren’t clicking for him in Miami. Once Drake arrived in Arizona that all changed and he started to flourish in Kliff Kingsbury’s system. Part of the reason why is because Kingsbury uses a lot of spread formations. What that does is create running lanes because the defense has to widen out. So if you get those outside linebackers lined up near the slot receivers there’s less defenders up the middle. We also have to acknowledge that Kingsbury’s play calling is better than what Drake had in Miami. The Cardinals take advantage of situations based off down and distance. Which has helped Drake reinvent himself. The last thing that really stands out is the fact that Drake is the lead back in Arizona. He had to share touches with Frank Gore and Jay Ajayi while with the Dolphins. Perhaps Drake is a better player now because of the competition he faced with his former team. All we know is he’s getting the majority of the handoffs these days and he’s making the most of them.

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We should applaud Deion Sanders for trying to help Antonio Brown. His guidance could save Brown’s life:

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Deion Sanders is trying to get Antonio Brown back in the NFL. But before that happens Sanders is doing everything he can to get to the root of Brown’s problems and help him find peace. In a video that recently surfaced you could see Sanders telling Brown that he “almost committed suicide” because he lost his way at one point. There’s no denying that hit home for Brown and it proves that no matter how good things seem. Sometimes a person has hidden demons that no one knows about. Sanders admitted he got lost in his Primetime identity and Brown’s struggles seem to be very familiar. Let’s be honest many fans don’t want to see Brown back because of the way he acted. But if Brown can work through his personal problems we might see a better man take the field. Everybody goes through their own trials in life and none of us know what is causing Brown’s suffering. However we should all hope that he turns things around and at least that seems to be way things are heading. There’s no doubt Deion Sanders guidance is helping Brown pull through this. And let’s be honest if Sanders saves Brown’s life. That will be the greatest accomplishment he’s ever achieved in his lifetime. And we all know Primetime has been one of the most prolific athletes we’ve ever seen.

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When Jordan Love takes over the Green Bay Packers. Here’s what we can expect to change:

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The Green Bay Packers shocked the world when they selected Jordan Love in the first round. This team has Aaron Rodgers and let’s face it they’re in pretty good shape. So Love was certainly a surprising decision on draft night. However G.M Brian Gutekunst thought Love was too good to pass up and here we are. Now if there’s any positives about bringing aboard Rodgers’ successor. It’s the fact that a younger player will be stronger and have better energy. It’s no secret that Rodgers is getting up there in age. He’s been injured a handful of times and it’s tougher for him to break tackles. With Love he’s going to inject some youthfulness into this team. It’ll be exciting to see him play at a faster speed than Rodgers does. So that’s one benefit the Packers are ready for. He’s also less likely to freelance. Rodgers has more pull and because of that he will audible or change the plays whenever he sees fit. There’s times that comes at the team’s expense and Love will follow Matt LaFleur’s commands more than Rodgers will. The other thing this team is looking forward to is a fresh start. Sometimes you can get stuck in your ways and things can become repetitive. Love will bring something new to the Packers. Which will be refreshing for some of the players and coaches.

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