Bleeding Green Nation
New York Jets rookie wide receiver Denzel Mims didn’t exactly, uh, mince words when recently asked about his feelings about Philadelphia. Instagram account @phillybirdsonly caught a clip of Mims saying the following during a Call of Duty stream (hat tip to Philly Sports Network):
“I didn’t like that dirty ass, trash ass city.”
This sentiment hardly comes as a total shock considering what Mims previously said about the City of Brotherly Love back in April.
“I went [to Philly] with a couple teammates and my head coach [Matt Rhule]. We went up there and just spent a lot of time together. And the experience I had, I was very scared. I wasn’t familiar with the whole city and, um, it was a lot going on. You see a lot of people that look scary. And, you know, I’m not part of that, I don’t like that. I mean, I had a bad experience, you could say, going up there that first time. But I feel like if I go there more and if I get familiar with it, I’ll have a great time.”
Blogging the Boys
Prescott has proven to be among the best signal-callers in football for the majority of his professional career — backed up by an impressive 4,902-yard and 30-touchdown campaign as a fourth-year starter. Bleacher Report’s Maurice Moton is predicting that the Cowboys’ franchise quarterback will have even better numbers in 2020.
Prescott will have Lamb, four-time Pro Bowler Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup—who racked up 1,107 yards in 2019—in three-wide receiver sets. ESPN’s Todd Archer suggested running back Tony Pollard also could see more action in the passing game.
“With Ezekiel Elliott on the roster, Pollard will not get a lot of work,” Archer wrote. “But he could be a multifaceted player in coach Mike McCarthy’s offense who could compare to Ty Montgomery. Montgomery was a receiver who moved to running back. Perhaps Pollard can do the reverse, as he played receiver at Memphis.”
With Elliott and Pollard both potentially active in the passing game, Prescott could rack up 5,000-plus yards through the air.
Prescott’s Projected Total: 5,070 passing yards
Big Blue View
It’s still a work in progress
Although the Giants were ranked in the bottom half of the league, PFF’s Steve Palazzolo notes Big Blue’s unit isn’t as paltry as many people would believe.
The Giants weren’t as bad as the perception last season, finishing 17th in our regular-season rankings, and the line is heading in the right direction.
Palazzolo also talks about how both the Giants’ rookie tackles, Andrew Thomas and Matt Peart, figure to be keys in long-term improvements along the offensive line.
Andrew Thomas steps in after Mike Remmers tied for 10th with 40 pressures allowed. Thomas was the highest-ranked tackle on the PFF draft board and was the only player to rank in the top five as both a pass and run blocker in the draft class. Thomas should be able to step in as a solid right tackle and could eventually play on the left side if New York moves on from Solder. Another player to keep an eye on is third-round tackle Matt Peart out of UConn, a classic developmental prospect who performed well in college but still has room to grow. He had the No. 6 overall grade in the draft class last year at 90.2 and he just started playing football in high school.
Thomas replacing Mike Remmers as the unit’s second starting tackle should prove to be an enormous upgrade.