The Scott Garceau Show With Jeremy Conn
Although the Orioles do have somewhat of a stronghold on first place, the AL central is much closer than Baltimore’s division.
“It could still go either way,” said Todd. “The Royals have a game and half on them, and Detroit has the better roster and they could still pull away with the division. But their rotation is shallow now. They might lose a couple due to that and it could be the difference.”
What a loss it will be for the Cleveland Browns this year. Josh Gordon is suspended for the 2014 season. He obviously made some mistakes and needs to stay in shape for next season. Josh Gordon- best wide receiver in the game huge loss. With the loss of Gordon, they still have tight end Jordan Cameron and running back Terrance West who will hopefully make up for those yards.
Johansen said “he (Hugh Jackson) has a good offensive mind, players like him.”
Nagler states “You can’t take away everything from the players”.
The Orioles are, or have been, in first place for a while and last night the stadium did not fill up the Orioles homerun derby last night. The Orioles have not had a season like this for a while, since 1997.
The Ravens’ newly acquired Steve Smith Sr. showed Baltimore why they signed him with his play against the Redskins on Saturday night.
“He was very impressive against the Redskins. He’s just an intense guy. He brings that to practice every day,” said Brown. “I don’t think there’s any doubt that if he stays healthy this season he’ll make some plays and make the Ravens better.”
Chris Davis hasn’t helped compensate for the offensive or defensive loss at third base, as he’s slumping on both sides of the ball.
“He’s been very inconsistent. That’s the best way to put it,” said Coleman. “They just need to hope that he trends upward soon and maybe that he makes some place at third as well.”
“Davis has had a very up and down career,” said Szymborski. “He’s hitting .200 or less of late, and it’s not really sustainable.”
Though many in Baltimore are a bit panicked after Machado’s injury, Szymborski points out that every team has injuries, and many also have far worse scenarios as a road to the playoffs.
Another notable NFL injury occurred on Saturday, and though it may sound less serious, it may be much more serious in the long run. Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker sustained his fifth concussion in a full year on Saturday, and it’s not known what his status is for week one.
“It’s tough to tell with these head injuries. The NFL obviously wants to be very careful with these concussions,” said Schalter. “They’re going to treat him with kid gloves, and honestly, they have so many options at WR in Denver, it might not slow them down at all. Emmanuel Sanders looked as though he may surpass Welker on the depth chart anyway.”
Here are my predictions for how the AFC will finish this year and who we will see in the postseason.
Building off of the belief that quarterbacks are at a surplus in most drafts, it may make sense to take a third running back and wait until the double-digit rounds to select a signal-caller. “I’m not taking a QB until the 10th or 11th round. You look at Andy Dalton, and he gets overlooked. He’s lest risk than a Griffin, Wilson, or even Kaepernick,” said Zalis.
Here are my predictions for how the NFC will finish this year and who we will see in the postseason.