The Donald Trump-Bill Belichick bromance appears to be going strong. President Trump will appoint the Patriots’ head coach to his Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition, per Axios. The group, which prioritized nutrition during the Obama administration, will reportedly focus on encouraging kids to play sports.
General manager John Lynch took defensive end Solomon Thomas, inside linebacker Reuben Foster and cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon with the first three picks of his first draft in 2017. They are joined by fifth-round tight end George Kittle as projected second-year starters in ’18.
That’s pretty good immediate help from a 10-pick haul, with major help from trading down from No. 2 overall. In this year’s NFL free agency, Garoppolo saw the team add center Weston Richburg and running back Jerick McKinnon to be key parts of Kyle Shanahan’s offense. The big splash, however, came on defense in signing cornerback Richard Sherman soon after he was released by the rival Seahawks.
Maybe it ends up being a more structured offense with less playground potential and that’s better for Dak Patrik Walker of 247 Sports and I discuss just that on Friday’s Pick Six Podcast but at the end of the day, you need to have talent around your quarterback.
FirstEnergy Stadium has been the home to the Cleveland Browns since they entered the league again back in 1999. It replaced Cleveland Stadium, which has stood on the same site from 1931 to 1996.
It now looks like the team is looking to either substantially renovate FirstEnergy or move into a new venue in downtown Cleveland at some point in the not-so-distant future.
We’re excited for the opportunity to be part of the conversation about downtown re-development, co-owner Dee Haslam said, via ESPN. We should be part of the conversation in a bigger way, and I think we will be.