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Former Washington Redskins tight end Chris Cooley: It's not a bright future for anyone in D.C.
Former Washington Redskins tight end Chris Cooley breaks down why quarterback Robert Griffin III has regressed in the 2014 season, and explains why RGIII and head coach Jay Gruden may have bleak futures in D.C.
A Darrelle Revis holdout doesn't concern Mark Dominik
Around the League's Gregg Rosenthal asked if this unusual, non-front-loaded, contract structure might ultimately become a trend in NFL circles. It might in Tampa Bay, where general manager Mark Dominik believes the annual money on the table will prevent Revis from staging a future holdout.
"I think our unique structure, with the way we do deals in Tampa, that helps us with this situation," Dominik told WDAE-AM in Tampa on Monday, via SportsRadioInterviews. "... When you look at Darrelle Revis in general, it's a series of one-year contracts at $16 million a year, and so every year he's got $16 million in front of him to play. That's why a holdout isn't a concern at all.
"This is going to play out with -- we got a player that has motivation in front of him. The money is there, I believe, but he bet on himself, which I think is beautiful, and the agents understood that. They wanted to make it happen and that's how this thing came together. You have a player with a lot of confidence and then in year four, like it was with the Jets, his base salary isn't $3 million it's $16 million still. That stops him from holding out."
History tells us that nothing stops Revis from holding out, but the Bucs are in a good position. Revis generated headlines by opting for this non-guaranteed pact, but as players around the NFL can attest, his contract -- in spirit -- isn't so unusual. Very little in the NFL is guaranteed.
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Sunday Night Football betting Preview, Vikings vs. Packers
It’s Brett Favre’s second return trip to Green Bay, but this time he’s more vulnerable with his on-field elbow problems and his off-field sexting allegations. Sportsbook.com currently has the Vikings vs. Packers point spread holding steady at Green Bay -2.5 points.
After torching the Packers a year ago, Favre is still getting his legs under him in 2010, especially with Randy Moss working his way into the lineup. Look for Minnesota to ride Adrian Peterson instead, especially since the Packers are more susceptible to the run with ILB Nick Barnett out for the year. Miami rumbled for 150 yards in its win over Green Bay last week.
Favre has been incredible in his two games against Green Bay, completing 70 percent of his passes for 515 yards, seven touchdowns and no interceptions. Moss (nine rec., 136 yds, 1 TD with Minnesota this year) has also shredded the Pack with 66 catches for 1,243 yards and 12 TD in 13 career meetings. RB Adrian Peterson has also enjoyed facing his rival with 604 rushing yards and four touchdowns in six games against Green Bay. If Minnesota can win the turnover battle (minus-5 ratio) and keep the Packers’ excellent pass rush (21 sacks) at bay, it could be a long day for the Cheeseheads.
The Packers have lost their last two home games and last four games overall ATS. Aaron Rodgers has thrown seven interceptions and has been sacked 14 times already this year. But there is hope for an injury-riddled Green Bay team that was missing eight starters against Miami. CB Al Harris (left knee) and safety Atari Bigby (left ankle) both plan to play Sunday night for the first time this season. NFL sack leader LB Clay Matthews is also expected to suit up after sitting out last week’s game with a left hamstring injury.
The Vikings are 11-8 ATS (7-12 SU) at Green Bay since 1992 and this NFL betting trend uncovered at Sportsbook.com shows why Minnesota is the pick on Sunday night.
Play On - Road teams (MINNESOTA) - slow starting offensive team - scoring 7 or less PPG in the first half, after scoring 7 points or less in the first half in 2 straight games.
(202-133 since 1983.) (60.3%, +55.7 units. Rating = 2*).<P>
Sportsbook.com currently has the Vikings vs. Packer total handicapped at 44.5 points. And after reading the following football betting trends, it is easy to see why the majority of the bettors are backing the ‘over’.
MINNESOTA is 20-6 OVER (76.9%, +13.4 Units) in road games vs. good passing teams averaging 7 or more passing yards/att. since 1992. The average score was MINNESOTA 25.3, OPPONENT 29.2 - (Rating = 2*).
Play Over - Any team against the total (GREEN BAY) - after being beaten by the spread by 21 or more points total in their last three games against opponent after going under the total by 35 or more points total in their last five games. (106-57 since 1983.) (65%, +43.3 units. Rating = 2*).
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