Week four is behind us and we have finally reached the real deal, well, almost. While seasoned vets and talented younger guys gear up for the games that count many, young and old, are given their walking papers some to be never heard from again.
One big name which comes to mind is KC running back Carlos Hyde, whose roster spot is in real question and it appears as though he will be looking for his fourth team in the last 18 months. LeSean McCoy has already been shown the door in Buffalo as aging running backs are a dime a dozen and there is speculation that New England may move on from Rex Burkhead.
1. Big Dick Nick Is Back
Nick Foles hardly played in any preseason action so there is reason to believe this offense will look better than the squad which put up just 29 points over their four preseason games. However, what was evident in these games was the lack of depth among the offense in Jacksonville this year. The 21st ranked offensive line by PFF will make things even tougher for the offense to hit its stride. This defense has looked solid throughout the preseason and will have to be a crutch this offense looks to lean on this season. Leonard Fournette has looked good and remained healthy which is most important they will lean on him greatly this season to stay ahead of the chains and set up third and manageables to help Foles pass despite this offensive line.
Meet our 53-man roster.
— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) August 31, 2019
2. The Patriots Are All The Sudden Loaded At Wideout
After being reinstated by the league roughly two weeks ago Josh Gordon made a splash and demonstrated his ability hauling in 19 yard TD pass on the third series of the Patriots opening drive. This opens up the Patriots deep threat, something we saw them try to accomplish by bringing in Brandin Cooks. Obviously that did not last long, but New England fans are hopeful, If Gordon can stay on the field, he has a great chance to really open up things offensively for Tom Brady and the Patriots. With N’Keal Harry heading to the IR, Gordon should be an even bigger part of this offense going forward. Sony Michel is poised to impress again in his second year as a back and this New England offense features an impressive set of skill position players, maybe their best unit, in some time. A scary image for the rest of the NFL.
Josh Gordon’s career yards per route run average (2.12) ranks 10th at his position since 2012.
We all deserve a full season of Flash Gordon & Tom Brady. We just do. pic.twitter.com/8CES0WRhOW
— Austin Gayle (@PFF_AustinGayle) August 27, 2019
3. Weekly Danny Dimes Talk
Well he has been the talk of the preseason and it seems only fitting to include him yet again in this week’s list of preseason takeaways. “Danny Dimes” has done a full 180 in the eyes of many Giants supporters as the August put on display by the former Duke signal caller has gone a long way in easing the minds of many Giants fans who could not hit the panic button fast enough on draft night. Jones went 29-34 (85%) for 416 yards with two touchdowns and zero interceptions during the preseason. Danny Dimes went 4-4 in his final game action for a little while for 47 yards in his only drive of the game. The question now becomes, when will we see Danny Dimes hit the field in regular season action.
Daniel Jones ➡ Golden Tate connection 👀
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) August 30, 2019
4. What Just Happened In Miami?
Well it has certainly been an interesting week or so for the Miami Dolphins and its fanbase as it looks like the fire sale is on and tank mode is engaged. The Dolphins have traded veterans; Kenny Stills, Robert Quinn, and Laremy Tunsil, Kiko Alonso, and Ryan Tannehill. They have released Danny Amendola, Josh Sitton, TJ Mcdonald, Jordan Mills, and Akeem Spence. From the offensive line to the skill positions to the defense there is little talent remaining on this roster and low expectations. The fact they are not starting Rosen is telling as it seems as though they have scraped this year and will possibly look to see what they have going forward into next year.
May 2017: Ross says he encourages his Dolphins players to speak out.
Today 2019: Stephen Ross trades Kenny Stills after he called him out for holding a Trump fundraiser.
— Resist Programming 🛰 (@RzstProgramming) August 31, 2019