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.”
The aforementioned outfield changes in Boston are a direct reflection of the team’s issues offensively in 2014. After acquiring Cespedes from Oakland in exchange for SP Jon Lester, Boston made their goals clear.
“I know everyone in Boston is wondering who’s going to pitch, but I thought when they traded Lester for Cespedes, they were really smart to cut bait,” said Miller.
One team to look out for that has “all of its boxes checked” according to Felder is Florida State because they do not have any holes or positions that are not filled or packed. Another team, at last a top four or five team, Oklahoma, is another team with no holes this year, especially with there defense. Teams like Oregon and Auburn, who have some of holes in there offense.
Felder gives his opinion on this ray Rice issue. Felder says that he “thought it would be more, especially with the evidence that they have and Goodell’s hard stance on discipline.” Although eventually Baltimore will forgive Rice, he is doing everything else right including staying out of the media, going to counseling and making public statements with his wife. When thinking about a man, especially a football player hitting a woman and getting suspended only two games, Goodell seems to go a little harder when it is player versus player. Rules are getting more disciplined on hitting in football and if you break them, players are getting suspended more than just a couple of games. Something to think about.
“I think the Ravens will definitely contend for a wild card spot in the AFC, but I don’t think the team is good enough to win the division,” said Kostos. “I know the Cincinnati Bengals made an impression last year, but I actually think the Steelers are winning the division.”
“I think the Steelers are flat out better than Baltimore, and I think the Bengals are slightly better as well,” Kostos claimed. “That leaves the Ravens on the outside looking in.”
Terps football “The big thing is they’ve got to win the state of Maryland, and they’ve got to win the DC area in recruiting.” Said Felder, who focuses on college football, on what the Maryland Terrapins need to do to compete in the Big Ten conference.
Scott asked Michael to give his thoughts on the AFC North. He believes that the division is up for grabs. “This is the season of unbridled offense, every team got better. When you tell every teams fan base that they didn’t get as better at the same rate as the teams around them, well you don’t want to do that. So I think the AFC North is just wide open.
“It’s hard for me at this point to see anybody separating themselves just because, if you asked me two weeks ago, I might have said the Blue Jays I could see them separating themselves, but their pitching is still questionable.” Miller said on what he thinks will happen in the AL East.
So what does Michael Felder see down the road for schools and the NCAA? Michael comments that “bigger schools want to give there players cash.” They can afford. The smaller schools, obviously, feel the opposite because they can not afford this. The NCAA might have to change a little bit about they are governed.
Scott Miller of Bleacher Report joined Scott and Jeremy to talk about the American League East and the rest of what’s going on in Major League Baseball.
The BCS era is over in college football. It went out with a bang as Florida State and Auburn played a classic game in the final year of the BCS with the playoff system beginning next year.
Michael Schottey, NFL lead writer from BleacherReport.com, joins The Scott Garceau Show to breakdown all of the action that took place during week 1 in the NFL.