1. GOOD IDEA/BAD IDEA
-Was it a good idea or bad idea for the Patriots to release Cam Newton and hand over the reins to Mac Jones right from the get go?
-Was it a good idea or bad idea for the Broncos to name Teddy Bridgewater as their starting QB over Drew Lock?
-Is it a good idea or bad idea for the Bears to begin the season with Andy Dalton under center as opposed to Justin Fields?
-Is it a good idea or bad idea for the 49ers to hold Trey Lance out of practice until Week 3 so the “small chip” fracture in his hand can fully heal?
2. Truth or Exaggeration
-Zach Wilson, who I originally panned the Jets for drafting rather than Justin Fields or Trey Lance, has a FAR better chance of becoming the best QB from the 2021 class than most of us initially thought
-Robert Saleh is THE best possible man to help make the Jets a consistently relevant franchise
-Jameis Winston will have his best year as a pro in 2021
-The Carolina Panthers will finish with a better record than the Saints this season
-The Packers are the team that’s best equipped to dethrone the Bucs in the NFC
-Josh Allen, not Patrick Mahomes, will be the highest-scoring QB in fantasy football this year
-Tom Brady is right in his comments about it being more difficult for the NFL to deal with COVID-19 this year given the return to full capacity stadiums
3. Cowboys/Bucs Preview and Prediction
-Impact of Zach Martin’s absence, is Cowboys D improved?, is Bucs D even better?, Key Matchups
4. Browns/Chiefs Preview and Prediction
-Are Browns AFC’s strongest roster outside of KC?, Key Matchups
5. Picks for all other Week 1 Games
-Jets at Panthers
-Eagles at Falcons
-Chargers at Washington
-49ers at Lions
-Vikings at Bengals
-Steelers at Bills
-Cardinals at Titans
-Seahawks at Colts
-Jaguars at Texans
-Packers at Saints
-Dolphins at Patriots
-Broncos at Giants
-Bears at Rams
-Ravens at Raiders
6. Bold Predictions
-Hal: Matthew Stafford throws for 300+ yards and 4 TD’s in the first half alone
-DKrom: Andy Dalton gets sacked 10 times by the Rams, forcing the Bears to turn to Justin Fields in the second half
7. Challenge Flags
-DKrom: Packers, if this is indeed “The Last Dance” with Aaron Rodgers…play like it on Sunday!! DOMINATE the Saints, regardless of what the final score says
-Hal: Bengals organization…KEEP JOE BURROW UPRIGHT!!!