Episode 4, Buck The Trend: The Super Defensive Backs F/ Connor Rogers

There’s a movement going on right now with defensive backs in college football and the NFL. There are special athletes that are hybrids: having the look of a safety but the ball skills of a corner. Connor Rogers joins Buck The Trend to discuss the emergence of the Super DB. We discuss the some of the intriguing young DB’s in the NFL

There’s a movement going on right now with defensive backs in college football and the NFL. There are special athletes that are hybrids: having the look of a safety but the ball skills of a corner. Connor Rogers joins Buck The Trend to discuss the emergence of the Super DB. We discuss the some of the intriguing young DB’s in the NFL, some of the players that paved the way before them, and a few players to keep an eye on in college.

 

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NFL Draft – Can The Jets Strike Gold In This Year’s NFL Supplemental Draft?

Connor Rogers previews potential CB targets for the New York Jets in the supplemental draft…

In a somewhat rare circumstance, this year’s NFL Supplemental Draft could have a few talented names on the board. While the Jets made quite a few huge investments this offseason, their work might not be over just yet.

Let’s break down the two names that have applied for the Supplemental Draft that would make the most sense for Todd Bowles’ defense.

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Jets Should Be Patient with Sam Darnold

When the New York Jets elected to draft quarterback Sam Darnold with the third overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, they made a proclamation that they were looking to their future. Now that they have made that selection, they should make sure to not rush things and keep that future as bright as possible. To do this, the team should ease Darnold into things and not rush him into playing before they feel that he is ready.

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How Bad Are We Talkin’ Here?

J-E-T-S! Jets! Jets! Jets! Some say you can still faintly hear this chant echoing across the aisles of MetLife Stadium. It’s more likely, however, in 2018, that this cheer will be uttered by opposing fans upon looking up their team’s schedule and seeing that green-and-white logo. Yes, seeing the Browns on the schedule is exciting, too. But guess what – Vegas has released the odds to win Super Bowl LIII and who is dead last? Not the Browns, but the lowly Jets. So what are the New York Jets odds for next season? Those bold enough to place money on a Jets Super Bowl and have their dreams come true will be rewarded with 150-1 for their money. You can now place bets easily on-the-go with BetPhoenix mobile, especially useful for those Jets fans still in hiding (maybe under the cover of a paper bag).

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Why Putting Money On The New York Jets To Win The Super Bowl Isn’t Insane

There are probably some die-hard Jets fans that are positive their team is going to win the Super Bowl next season. It doesn’t matter to them that the Jets haven’t made the playoffs since 2010. They could care less that the team finished 5-11 the last two years. It doesn’t bother them that even the Cleveland Browns have better odds to win than they do.

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What Positions Do The Jets Need To Fill In The 2018 Draft?

While some pundits were predicting that the Jets would win maybe one or two games last season, a 5-11 record is nothing to get excited about, though perhaps that win total might have been a little higher if they hadn’t lost their surprise star of the season, Josh McCown, in Week 14. Regardless of what might have been, the bottom line is that the Jets need to improve significantly in 2018, and to achieve that, the roster will need plenty of work.

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Super Bowl Prop Bets To Watch For

For Jets fans it comes as no surprise that the Jets are not in the Super Bowl this year. They entered the season on some sportsbooks at 1000-1 odds to hoist the Lombardi Trophy. ESPN’s Mike Clay projected that the Jets would go 0-16. I am sure he’s still getting bombarded with hate emails after the Jets ended the season with 5 wins. The early odds for 2019 recently came out and the Jets are 100-1 to win the Super Bowl next year. Not as bad as last year but still among the least favorite teams to with the Super Bowl. So now we await the draft and see how management goes about addressing the team needs in the offseason. In the meantime, spark up the grill, make sure the cooler Is loaded and take a chance at making some money on one of the more then hundreds of prop bets that will be available for the Super Bowl.

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NFL Championship Weekend Picks

Four teams stand on the brink of reaching the Super Bowl and football fans are eagerly anticipating Sunday’s Conference Championship clashes. Two underdogs, the Eagles and the Jaguars, made it through the divisional round and will seek to cause further upsets this coming weekend. The Patriots fell short of covering the spread against Titans but still stormed into another Championship game, while the Vikings landed bang on the +5 spread as they beat the Saints.

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Bowl Game Prospect Viewing Guide: Rose Bowl

Joe Malfa with a prospect preview viewing guide for the Rose Bowl, Oklahoma vs. Georgia

We are finally heading into the span of bowl games that features ranked teams with the top prospects that will make up the first few rounds of the draft. As he has throughout the bowl season, Joe Malfa has a list of the top names to watch in each of the biggest games.

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