Kai Forbath not interested in talking about Vikings drafting his replacement

Man, I’m one of those guys: Until you get hit in the mouth, I don’t know what you’ve got yet, Beachum said. “And he ain’t been hit in the mouth by an NFL defensive lineman. So when that time comes, we’ll see.”

This is a completely reasonable opinion. Nobody knows if Darnold will indeed become the Jets’ long-sought franchise quarterback. Coming out of USC, he wasn’t considered a sure-thing prospect, along the lines of Andrew Luck.

Hall of Famer Kurt Warner says he considered NFL return for 2018 season More SportsPulse: NFL insider Lindsay H. Jones details the grievance filed by the NFLPA on behalf of Eric Reid and the likelihood of the free agent safety and Colin Kaepernick playing in 2018. Former Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner isn’t the first retired athlete to broach the idea of playing again. He’s just the latest. Warner, 46, was interviewed Monday during the broadcast of a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game. It was Kurt Warner Day at Busch Stadium, and Warner garnered even more attention by saying he contemplated trying to play again in 2018.

Odell Beckham’s ranking shows how flawed the NFL’s ‘Top 100 Players’ list is More Nobody seems to like the NFL’s Top 100 Players list. Not even the players, who vote to put the list together. Every year, without fail, it gives us some ridiculous results — remember when NFL players thought Blake Bortles was better than Earl Thomas, Calais Campbell and Marcus Peters?

Kahlil McKenzie was drafted by the Chiefs with the 198th pick of the draft. Kansas City was eager enough to add McKenzie that they traded up to make sure he landed on their roster before the draft was out.

The younger McKenzie had 35 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, and two sacks in his final season on the defensive line at Tennessee, but worked out as an offensive lineman for teams interested in seeing if he could switch sides in the NFL. The Chiefs apparently believe that he can make the jump as they announced him as an offensive lineman after making the pick.

He credited his father with helping him navigate the draft process this year, but the helping hand might be retracted a couple of times this season if McKenzie finds himself on the roster for games against Oakland.broncos_132_92e71f65b633c255-180x180

Gurley: It’d be awesome to see Odell Beckham on Rams

In some respects, Stephen Jones has served as the Dez Bryant bad cop while Jerry has been the good cop. Whichever role they’ll play going forward, the at-times bad cop says there’s no specific plan for when the proverbial interrogation will end. We haven’t put that timeline on it, Stephen Jones said regarding the making of a decision on Bryant’s future, via DallasCowboys. com. When we get ready on a decision with Dez, we’ll make it.

It feels like L.A.’s No. 23 overall pick in the draft has a huge’for sale’ sign on it if the return is a great veteran player. Beckham is the crème de la crème.

The one thing that wouldn’t be a roadblock in the Beckham-to-L.A. fantasy: how he’d fit in the offense.

There’s always enough snaps, running back Todd Gurley, speaking hypothetically, said grinning on Tuesday, via the Los Angeles Times. There’s always enough snaps.

If we had him, man, it would be awesome. I’d be happy, [Jared] Goff will be happy, coach [Sean] McVay will be happy, [owner Stan] Kroenke, the whole team would be.

A generational talent who carried a decrepit offense the last several years I think every team could make room for that. In L.A., Beckham would morph the NFL’s highest-scoring offense into a hazardous pick-your-poison operation that would make defensive coordinators weep during film sessions.

This is all hypothetical, of course.

The Tennessee Titans found a way to disappoint despite making the playoffs for the first time in nearly a decade last season. That’s because blossoming franchise quarterback Marcus Mariota frequently struggled in what was supposed to be a breakout campaign, and the young Titans failed to improve on their nine-win 2016 season.

Tennessee actually gave up 22 more points than it scored and ranked 18th in football in DVOA.patriots_086-223x223