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

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Author: Jon Kuzma

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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This fresh start could show us how valuable Philip Rivers is. He can write his own story in Indianapolis:

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Lately NFL fans seem to have forgotten just how good Philip Rivers is. Sure Rivers had a down year in 2019. But so did Tom Brady, Von Miller, and Khalil Mack. Nobody is trying to write those players off like everyone is trying to do with Rivers. So the narrative that Rivers is washed up has gotten out of hand. Let’s not forget that he’s been near the top of the leaderboard in passing yards almost every year. And there’s a real possibility that the Chargers end up missing Rivers until Justin Herbert is ready to carry the torch. With the Colts they’re not expected to do very much. A playoff appearance would be a total success for this team. So the expectations are low and Rivers might be able to use that in his favor. If Indianapolis turns into a contender with the addition of Rivers. We’ll remember why this guy has been able to hang around for so long. He’s also got a great offensive line with Quenton Nelson leading the way up front. Marlon Mack and Jonathan Taylor will also help out. Therefore Rivers has some pieces around him and that’s why the Colts could be a sleeper team. It all comes down to if Rivers can remind us just how talented he truly is.

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Arms race. The Las Vegas Raiders are losing ground in the AFC West because they didn’t draft their next franchise quarterback:

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Take a look around the AFC West. You have Patrick Mahomes in Kansas City. Who’s the best player in entire league. Denver has Drew Lock and he’s shown an enormous amount of promise in a very short period of time. The Los Angeles Chargers also have a quarterback with a lot of upside in Justin Herbert. So with all of these QBs with superstar potential in this division. You’d think that the Las Vegas Raiders would try to keep up. But they’ve opted to build around Derek Carr instead and that decision could come back to haunt them. The truth is Las Vegas needs someone that’s going to transcend this team into what they’re trying to become. It made sense from a salary cap standpoint to stick with Carr. But Mahomes and Lock are way out in front of everyone else development-wise. Which means time is on the Chiefs and Broncos side. Even the Chargers have their savior lined up and that makes it clear the Raiders are the only team that’s lagging behind. There’s no doubt that Jon Gruden’s coaching has made Las Vegas better. But imagine how much further along they’d be with someone who can throw more than 21 passing touchdowns per year? At some point Gruden has to acknowledge that his offense needs more production than that.

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