April 26, 2024

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 6 comments

Imagine if the Falcons had gone ahead and hired Belichick, told him he had no say in personnel decisions, and then signed Cousins and drafted Penix.

Headless torsos found floating in Lake Lanier with no signs of a struggle...

posted by beaverboard at 05:36 PM on April 26, 2024

Cousins' contract is $100 million guaranteed, right? Just that alone means that the Panthers won't be 100% the butt of all NFC South jokes now. Then drafting Penix in the first round on top of that? /chef's kiss

posted by NoMich at 06:01 PM on April 26, 2024

Absolute insanity. But I guess if Penix continues to be injury prone they'll be have another quarterback who's already earning starter's money so they won't have to renegotiate with him?

posted by rcade at 12:22 AM on April 27, 2024

There are a lot of executives in the Falcons front office hierarchy.

A committee determined to enter a camel in a thoroughbred horse race.

posted by beaverboard at 12:36 AM on April 27, 2024

As an Atlanta Falcons fan, I'm channeling (as I was while watching the pick) my inner Nancy Kerrigan...."why, why, whhhhhyyyyyy?"

posted by tommybiden at 01:25 PM on April 27, 2024

The only good thing is that Cousins is probably going to be more like Alex Smith was to Mahomes than Aaron Rodgers was to Jordan Love.

Oh, and the butt ugly Georgia Dome is gone. That helps.

posted by beaverboard at 01:51 PM on April 27, 2024

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