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Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson, Jori Epstein and Charles McDonald discuss the latest news on New England Patriots CB Jack Jones before examining whether head coach Bill Belichick will retire a Patriot as he tries to behind Don Shula’s regular season winning streak. Later, the trio reacts to some of the boldest quotes to come out of NFL minicamp as they decide whether or not they’re buying what teams are selling.
4:20 – Patriots CB Jack Jones was arrested for allegedly trying to bring weapons onto a plane. This is after Jones was suspended for the last two games of the 2022 season for reasons not disclosed by the team. Jones is a good player and is likely to return if this is resolved, but it was a rare situation that left the hosts wondering what he was thinking.
10:20 – Will Bill Belichick retire as a Patriot? Belichick is 30 games behind legendary head coach Don Shula’s regular season wins record. Where the Patriots are, that could be 4 or more seasons. If Belichick decides to start somewhere else after next season, Robinson thinks NFL owners are likely to be very interested in hiring Belichick on name recognition alone.
19:50 – The hosts react to quotes from NFL minicamp, starting with Chicago Bears safety Jaquan Brisker to the breakout potential of QB Justin Fields. Could newly acquired DJ Moore and a new offensive coordinator be the key to Fields getting a Josh Allen-like jump in year three? While no one is buying Field becoming the best QB in the NFL, there is certainly a high ceiling if the situation around him improves.
26:15 – The New York Giants have high expectations for new tight end Darren Waller, who looks to bounce back from a disappointing 2022 with the Las Vegas Raiders. McDonald pointed out that Waller will likely be used more as a pure receiving threat than he was in Vegas, which could lead to a career year if all goes well.
35:20 – New Orleans Saints safety Tyrann Mathieu says the addition of QB Derek Carr makes the Saints one of twelve teams that can “go far.” New Orleans has a very good defense, but there are too many question marks on offense to present this team as a contender, even in a weak NFC. However, the hosts agree that the Saints are absolutely capable of making the playoffs because of their competition in the NFC South.
41:50 – New York Jets safety Jordan Whitehead said Aaron Rodgers had a similar impact on the Jets culture that Tom Brady had on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when he was there. While C Rob thought Brady was more locked in and focused on football when he joined the Buccaneers, Jori believes Rodgers had a similar impact in New York regardless of the distractions off the field.
50:30 – John Harbaugh has high expectations for the Baltimore Ravens wide receivers this season, as he says they will be the best team in the NFL. While the group could easily be the best played by QB Lamar Jackson, none of the hosts think it has a real chance to be the best in the NFL due to various injury concerns.
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