Compensatory picks are fools gold.


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The Browns have avoided signing true free agents despite having as much money available as any team. They have passed on some guys that could have really helped the team. They seem to be focused on getting compensatory picks but those are fools gold aka Pyrite.

The problem with compensatory picks it that the highest pick will be after the 3rd round and the Browns did not lose a player that will garner that high a pick. The Browns will have 4 extra picks most of which will be after round 6 or 7. While there is some value in those rounds, I doubt that a team that blew two first round picks can find potential starters or key backups that late in the 2016 draft.

When the team is desperate for help at some critical positions, they have to try to sign the best guys they can find and not be limited to just those guys that were released.

I am pleased with the signing of WR Dwayne Bowe and TE Rod Read more at FryingPanSports

If the Broncos hire Gary Kubiak Peyton will not be back.

P Manning

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Former Texans HC Gary Kubiak is with the Ravens and had said he was not willing to interview for a HC job. But things changed when he got a call from the Broncos. Now he reportedly will take an interview.

The problem is that the one team that Peyton Manning wanted to go to when he left Indy was the Texans with Kubiak as HC. Frankly they said “thanks but no thanks.”

Peyton does not fit at all in the roll out passing game of Kubiak. That and the fact that Kubiak rebuffed Peyton’s request to come tell me that if Kubiak is the choice, Peyton will move on.

The only chance that Denver has to keep Peyton is to promote the OC Adam Gase to the HC spot. Peyton and Gase have a very good relationship. If the Broncos select Kubiak, then that tells me that they do not want Peyton Read more at FryingPanSports