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.
JALEN RAMSEY WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
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.
"We goin' to the Super Bowl. AND we gon' win that b—h"
— Jalen Ramsey to the crowd of Jaguars fans at EverBank Field pic.twitter.com/fE2jSx3Pj1
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) January 15, 2018
To borrow a catchphrase from Monday Night Countdown, C’MON MAN. That coat is fire though.
ROUND AND ROUND GOES THE COACHING CAROUSEL
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.
POOR PEOPLE OF PITTSBURG
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:
Pittsburgh.My Home.My Fans.My City. The placed that raised me and helped mold me into the man I am today. You will 4ever be in my heart.A tip of the cap to all who have been on this journey with me. With Love and respect,
— andrew mccutchen (@TheCUTCH22) January 15, 2018
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.
— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) January 16, 2018
"It was like a dream.. someone said it was like a unicorn sighting" – Steph Curry on his dunk pic.twitter.com/M1CpsYuXup
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) January 16, 2018
Kevin Durant on the Steph Curry dunk: "Hopefully he's feeling better tomorrow. I know it took a lot for him to get up there." pic.twitter.com/6K5zZgM748
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) January 16, 2018
Look out NBA. The Warriors are starting to have too much fun again.