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Hump Day Hot Takes: 1.17.18

Hump Day Hot Takes: 1.17.18

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Hot takes that no one will disagree with: Moving is the worst. Especially when you spend all day Sunday doing so and miss two fantastic, crazy, amazing NFL Playoff games. Alas, life goes on but damn. Let’s jump in.


You cannot, CAN NOT, spend all week complaining about the Steelers looking past Jacksonville and showing no respect and then do this is your post game.

To borrow a catchphrase from Monday Night Countdown, C’MON MAN. That coat is fire though.


According to various sources, though most of them are Ian Rapoport it would seem the Coaching Carousel is finally picking up steam with more and more teams exiting the playoff picture. So far we know the following:

Jon Gruden to the Oakland Raiders for 100. Million. Dollars.

I know the NFL is investigating if Oakland violated the Rooney Rule ($1 and a shoutout to anyone who can make me understand the Rooney Rule in the comments below), but if this team isn’t the subject of Hard Knocks next season someone at HBO needs to be fired.

Matt Nagy to the Chicago Bears.

This is the only other confirmed hiring. I’m not sure this will work without an overhaul of talent in Chicago but we’ll see.

Pat Shurmur to the Giants, Josh McDaniels to the Colts

Both of these guys are still coaching in the playoffs so nothing can officially be announced yet, but there are locks.

That leaves the Caridnals, Lions, and Titans as teams without coaches. I would bet my left arm (and I’m a lefty) that Matt Patrica ends up the Lions head coach (unless the New England article was true and Belichick is suddenly available. A boy can dream.) The Cards are taking their time, whatever that means. The Titans just started their process after firing Mike Mularkey following a season where he led them to the Playoffs because they “couldn’t agree on their future.” Wow. Anyways, Mike Vrabel is the leading candidate in their search. Honestly, I think that’s a good fit.


You’re football team lost in epic fashion, but after the way they were talking all week they had that coming. But that’s not what I’m talking about. This is:

McCutchen represented the most hope that Pirates fans have had, maybe ever. And now he’s been traded to the same team that took your last superstar, the San Fransisco Giants. And if that wasn’t enough it has been reported that INF Josh Harrison has requested a trade following the departure of Cutch. The Pirates are seemingly once again in complete rebuild mode, which it feels like they’ve been in since Barry Bonds left.




Look out NBA. The Warriors are starting to have too much fun again.

Andrew Mark Wilhelm is a professional Sound Engineer/Designer, and amateur photographer, writer, musician who recently relocated from California to Rochester, NY. Born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit has made Andrew an avid fan of all things Detroit but nothing more so than his beloved Detroit Tigers. Every year he tells himself he won't drink the Lions Kool-Aid, and every year winds up heartbroken come January. A Spartan by heart, and a Golden Grizzly by degree, you can catch his (almost) weekly Hot Takes every Hump Day here at The Turf.

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