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#233: Super Bowl LV Preview and QB Carousel Update (with Matt Barr)

1. QB Carousel

-Are the Rams a legitimate Super Bowl contender with Matthew Stafford at QB?

-Even with Jared Goff and the support for him in the building, should the Lions still highly consider trading up for a QB in the first round?

-The Philadelphia Inquirer reported yesterday that the Eagles are getting close to trading Carson Wentz. But if they do trade Wentz, they will have to swallow a historic $33.8 million dead cap charge. Should they avoid trading him if the best offer they receive is less than a first-round pick?

-Thoughts on Niners/Kirk Cousins buzz? Should the Niners go all-in to acquire Deshaun Watson instead?

-At least at the moment, the Texans are not showing any interest in trading Deshaun Watson. A team executive for an AFC club told Josina Anderson that Watson may have to sit out the entire 2021 season in order to force a trade. While I personally don’t think it will take that long for a trade to materialize, I can definitely see this thing lasting until late August before a deal comes to fruition. What do you think?

2. 2020 NFL Awards

Award David’s Pick Matt’s Pick

MVP Aaron Rodgers Aaron Rodgers

Offensive POY Davante Adams Derrick Henry

Defensive POY T.J. Watt Xavien Howard

Offensive ROY Justin Herbert Justin Jefferson

Defensive ROY Jeremy Chinn Chase Young

Comeback POY Alex Smith Alex Smith

Breakout POY Justin Jefferson Josh Allen

Most Improved POY Josh Allen D.K. Metcalf

Coach Of The Year Kevin Stefanski Sean McDermott

Assistant Coach Of The Year Brian Daboll Robert Saleh

3. Super Bowl LV Preview: Chiefs at Bucs

-The Bucs pass rush was able to take advantage of David Bakhtiari’s absence to sack Aaron Rodgers five times in the NFC Championship. Now they go against a depleted Chiefs OL with backups at BOTH OT spots (including Mike Remmers). Why will or why won’t Patrick Mahomes suffer a similar fate as Rodgers?

-The Chiefs have a VERY underrated secondary (Tyrann Mathieu, Juan Thorhill, L’Jarius Sneed). How well do they match up with the Bucs’ cache of pass catching weapons?

-In a column for The Athletic, former NFL executive Michael Lombardi said the Bucs margin of error to pull off the upset, while not impossible, is very, very, small. He compared the Chiefs to the Michael Jordan-era Chicago Bulls because of their ability to win in ANY manner or style. If there are three keys for the Bucs to win, what are they?

-Aside from the OL, what other vulnerabilities, if any, do the Chiefs have?

-Game-deciding matchups

-Game picks

4. Bold predictions

-Me: Brady will lead the Bucs to a game-winning goal-to-go situation at the one with under a minute to go…and will be intercepted in the end zone!!!

-Matt: Tyreek Hill is Super Bowl LV MVP with 2 TD’s and 175+ yards

5. Challenge Flags

-Me: Bucs…embrace the underdog role!!!

-Matt: Andy Reid, tell your son Britt that he is not allowed to be a part of ANYTHING going forward

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