McNair’s final drive against the Rams in itself is something that should never be forgotten in Super Bowl history.
With 1:48 to go in the game, the Titans had the football and were driving down the field under McNair’s command.
On a third-and-5 with just 22 seconds left and one timeout, McNair scrambled all over the Georgia Dome turf, evaded a tackle, and threw a dart to Dyson for 16 yards to get to the Rams 10-yard line:
Of course, on the next play, McNair completed one last pass. Except it went just 9 yards to Dyson, who was tackled a yard short of the end zone, the moment everyone remembers from Super Bowl XXXIV.
The talk surrounding Karlsson smells a little bit like created hype for a trade deadline lacking a lot of top-tier names on the market, but there is probably at least a seed of truth to such a rumor. Still, it sounds crazy to consider the idea that the best defenseman in the league is on the block. While his season is sub-par by his standards, he’s still likely to crack 60 points even if he stays with the Senators, which is outlandish for a fantasy defenseman. Karlsson is already showing signs of shaking off the rust from an offseason marred by an ankle injury, posting 10 points in his last 12 games.
The current iteration of the Sens is a fantasy sinkhole. If Karlsson escapes, he arguably jumps into the top 10 overall for fantasy value going forward. If you really think he’s going to move or need to make a big splash in your league, consider asking about him now. The actual NHL franchises have to do it, so you should, too; if there’s even a chance Karlsson is on the market, you have to at least ask.
“You gotta get some things out of your head,” Patriots safety Duron Harmon said. “You’ve got to be ready to move on to the next play. I know as a safety, I’m the last line of defense and I have that extra burden of making tackles in the open field if a guy is running free. I focus on that. I think as a defensive back you just have to focus on being a man about your business. No matter what comes your way, this is the time for that.”
With Brees and Garoppolo going nowhere, Bradford should be right behind Cousins and ahead of his replacement starting teammate, Case Keenum, as a desired veteran QB solution. Health is always the concern; otherwise, Bradford has proved he can be productive in different systems.
Whitehead is a tackling machine who makes a ton of plays against the pass, too. Although he could help Patricia on the weak side, it’s more likely he finds a new home. Watch out for the Giants.