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NBA Playoffs: Los Angeles Clippers vs Denver Nuggets Game 7 Injury Updates, Lineup and Predictions

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The Denver Nuggets pulled magic in Game 6 when they reversed the 19-point deficit into a comfortable win against the Clippers. After the game, the key players from both the teams claimed they’re not under any pressure. 

On one end, the Nuggets are 5-0 in the knockout games in this post-season. They came back from not one, but two 1-3 scares. While, on the other hand, the Clippers are looking forward to reaching their first conference finals. To find out who wins, the two best words in sports, “Game 7”, is right around the corner.

Denver Nuggets vs LA Clippers: Injury Updates and Lineup

The Denver Nuggets check on guard Jamal Murray during the second quarter against the LA Clippers in game six of the second round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

In the Nuggets camp, small forward Vlatko Cancar is indefinitely out because of a fracture in his left foot. However, this is not a concern for the Nuggets because he has not played any game in the post-season till now. Also, Jamal Murray got hurt in game 6, but nothing is serious.

So here is the most probable lineup for the Nuggets- Gary Harris (SG), Jamal Murray (PG), Nikola Jokic (Center), Paul Millsap (PF), and Jerami Grant (SF). 

For the Clippers fans, the news is positive because there are no listed injuries for any of the players. The starting five for them might include Paul George (SG), Patrick Beverley (PG), Ivica Zubac (Center), Marcus Morris Sr. (PF), and Kawhi Leonard (SF).

Western Conference semifinal Game 7: Who Wins?

One thing is clear, the Nuggets do not have as much to lose as the Clippers have. The Clippers were 49-23 in the regular season and they will not want to settle for anything below the conference finals. For them, the win is important so they can meet the Lakers next and defeat them to prove their supremacy in the City of Angels. 

LA Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard passes the ball against Denver Nuggets forwards in game 6.
LA Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard passes the ball against Denver Nuggets forward Torrey Craig and forward Paul Millsap in game six of the second round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

For the Clippers, the good thing is Kawhi Leonard and his fantastic experience with handling the game 7 pressure. He is 2-2 in game 7 in his career. His buzzer-beater three-pointer from last year’s eastern conference semi-finals is one of the best clutch shots ever.

The Claw is scoring close to 30 points per game in the Playoffs. If he gets enough support from Playoff P, Paul George, the Clippers can become a headache for the Nuggets. But the lack of contribution from Montrezl Harrell and Patrick Beverley can be a concern.

For the Nuggets, Nikola Jokic is scoring at 52.2 FG%. He and Jamal Murray have been unbelievably good in the second half of the last two elimination games for the Nuggets. Jamal Murray had been phenomenal in Round 1, and if that spark adds up in Game 7, they hold a real chance to bring an upset. Also, have a look at this comeback from the Nuggets in the last game-

Our prediction says that the Clippers will take this one in a very close encounter. All they will have to do is to carry that initial intensity of offense going well throughout the match.

Sourabh Singh


All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. I intend to make popularise my quote when I say sports define me better than I define sports. See ya’all Champs!

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Gerrit Cole’s real Yankees quest begins now

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CC Sabathia aced his time in New York. He pitched brilliantly in his first postseason in The Bronx and bookended that in his last by literally throwing his shoulder out of its socket chasing another title.

He honored all that went into his recruitment and paycheck with greatness and grit. So the standing ovation lasted throughout his Yankee tenure — and into retirement. Sabathia came from Cleveland with a stopover in Milwaukee before becoming embedded in Yankee lore. It always feels both nebulous and arrogant when the organization talks “True Yankee,” but if it has meaning, Sabathia is one; interesting since he had to be talked into coming, helped, of course, by a then-record paycheck for a pitcher.

Gerrit Cole needed no cajoling. He grew up a fan of the team, watching a bunch of True Yankees forge a dynasty. He detoured through Pittsburgh and Houston before receiving the record deal. At his introductory press conference last December, Cole held the sign — “Yankee Fan Today Tomorrow Forever” — he had brandished at the 2001 Yankees-Diamondbacks World Series and opened the proceedings by stating, “I’m here, I’ve always been here.”

It was meant to say this was his destiny — to be a Yankee. But destiny is a tricky partner.

Cole more than just about any Yankees import from when George Steinbrenner opened his wallet for Catfish Hunter to now understands the rules of engagement. He just went 7-3 with a 2.84 ERA in the preseason. The real Yankee season begins Tuesday primetime — Cole vs. Shane Bieber.

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Gerrit Cole will pitch Game 1 for the Yankees vs. the Indians Tuesday night.N.Y. Post: Charles Wenzelberg

Cole was brought here to be Sabathia. The Yankees had missed the playoffs in 2008 for the first time since 1993 and were opening in a stadium in 2009. They had gone almost the whole decade, since 2000, without a title. Brian Cashman chased Sabathia to end that, literally getting on a plane during the 2008 Winter Meetings to fly to Sabathia’s northern California home to make the appeal in person, to make sure he didn’t leave without his difference maker.

The Yankees played the 2010s without even reaching a World Series, the first time that had occurred in a century. They were eliminated one step short last year by Cole’s Astros. So without a title since the one Sabathia helped pitch the Yanks to in 2009, Cashman flew to California again to woo Cole in person. The GM would describe the righty as his “white whale,” having failed to secure Cole via the draft or trade and not willing to let this one go.

Contract concepts were torn up and finally at nine years at $324 million — considerably further than they initially thought they would have to go — the Yanks landed Cole. It was for this time.

For between when Sabathia’s ace light began to flicker and now, the Yanks tried a lot of avenues. They once thought Joba Chamberlain or Phil Hughes could rise to ace. They hoped that for Masahiro Tanaka and later for Luis Severino. They watched imports with stuff such as Nathan Eovaldi, Michael Pineda and Sonny Gray leave with their stuff but not top-of-the-rotation success.

Cole ended the guesswork. There were no projections from Japan or out of the minors or if stuff could translate to success. Cole was among the best two or three starters in the world in his prime. The Yankees got him to stop getting close to rings as occurred from 2017-19.

But that is quite a weight this postseason. The Yankees have lots of flaws. Their lineup lacks diversity — they either hit homers or struggle. Their defense can be a sieve. Beyond the dependable Tanaka, the rest of the rotation is guesswork. Of course, the season can be over by Wednesday night with the Yanks having used just Cole and Tanaka.

If it goes on, though, Cole is going to be asked to be Sabathia. In that 2009 postseason, Sabathia had a 1.98 ERA and the Yanks were 4-1 when he pitched. He twice went on three day’s rest, a postseason schedule with a ludicrous amount of off-days allowing the Yanks to never use even their suspect fourth starter.

Ironically, the Yanks might ask Cole to pitch short in this novel postseason that has essentially removed off-days — none in the wild-card round, Division Series or LCS — to avoid using a fifth starter. No matter what, they will ask a lot of their No. 1 starter trying to get that elusive title.

Cole’s real season — the reasons he is here — now begins.

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Week 4 Fantasy WR Rankings: Must-starts, sleepers, potential busts at wide receiver

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Rank Player 1 Davante Adams*, GB vs. ATL 2 DeAndre Hopkins, ARZ @ CAR 3 Michael Thomas*, NO @ DET 4 Chris Godwin*, TB vs. LAC 5 DeVante Parker, MIA vs. SEA. Seattle is allowing the most fantasy points per game (FPPG) to WRs this year, at a remarkably-high clip of 42.5. Parker is the No. 1 receiver for the Dolphins and with an extra few days to rest his ailing hamstring, he should be in for a big day. 6 Tyler Lockett, SEA @ MIA 7 Odell Beckham Jr., CLE @ DAL 8 JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT @ TEN 9 Amari Cooper, DAL vs. CLE 10 Calvin Ridley, ATL @ GB 11 Allen Robinson, CHI vs. IND 12 Julio Jones*, ATL @ GB. Jones missed last week’s game with a hamstring injury, but the Falcons may need him back with Russell Gage (concussion) questionable. Jones would be in for a date with Jaire Alexander, a great No. 1 corner, but he’s still talented enough to produce a lot of yards — provided that he’s fully healthy. 13 Tyreek Hill, KC vs. NE 14 Kenny Golladay, DET vs. NO 15 Mike Evans, TB vs. LAC 16 Adam Thielen, MIN @ HOU 17 Stefon Diggs, BUF @ LV 18 DK Metcalf, SEA @ MIA 19 Cooper Kupp, LAR vs. NYG 20 Keenan Allen, LAC @ TB 21 Will Fuller V, HOU vs. MIN. Fuller has posted point totals of 15.2, 0, and 13.4 to start the season. In a matchup against a Vikings secondary that allows 36.6 FPPG to WRs, he has a ton of upside and should easily be a WR2 because of his great matchup. 22 Tyler Boyd, CIN vs. JAX. Because of Joe Burrow’s penchant for targeting the middle of the field, Boyd is the top Bengals receiver to play. He is averaging 8.5 receptions and 98.5 receiving yards per game the past two outings and has a TD. He could score another one against a Jaguars defense that allows 30 FPPG to WRs, the fifth-most in the NFL. 23 Diontae Johnson*, PIT @ TEN 24 Robert Woods, LAR vs. NYG. Woods has double-digit fantasy points in all three games so far for the Rams. He is handling about seven touches per game and should be able to do damage both through the air and on the ground against a porous Giants defense that just allowed Brandon AIyuk, a weapon similar to Woods, to go for over 100 yards. 25 DJ Chark*, JAX @ CIN. Chark nearly was able to suit up for last Thursday’s game against the Dolphins, so he should have a chance to return in Week 4. If he does, he’ll being taking on a Bengals defense that has been good against receivers but hasn’t faced too many talented receivers outside of Odell Beckham Jr.  26 A.J. Brown*, TEN vs. PIT. Brown is dealing with a significant bone bruise and his status moving forward is unknown. If he returns against the Steelers, he should have a chance to do well against a defense that has allowed more points to receivers than expected (25 FPPG, 12th-most in the NFL). 27 Marvin Jones, DET vs. NO. The return of Kenny Golladay in Week 3 helped Jones to get open more often against the Cardinals. He wasn’t targeted as much, but he brought in all three of his targets for 51 yards. He should have a chance to continue on as an efficient WR3 against a Saints defense that has allowed an average of 31.3 points to their opponents through three games.  28 Terry McLaurin, WAS vs. BAL. The Ravens could pose a tough challenge for McLaurin, but he has logged the most yards after the catch (YAC) among receivers through three games with a mark of 112. Considering that Washington will likely be playing from behind and McLauring is averaging 8.3 targets per game, he could have a solid week. 29 Marquise Brown, BAL @ WAS 30 Jarvis Landry, CLE @ DAL. Landry is only averaging four catches for 47.7 yards through three games this season, but the Cowboys could be the perfect antidote for that. Dallas has allowed the seventh-most FPPG to WRs (28.8) this season so Landry could be in for a solid performance, especially if the Cowboys focus on Odell Beckham Jr. as the bigger threat. Landry should rack up yards and catches even if he’s not a big-time TD threat. 31 D.J. Moore, CAR vs. ARZ. Moore is averaging 17.1 yards per catch this season and has already seen 26 targets through three games. Most weeks, he’ll be a WR2, but the Cardinals have been excellent against WRs this year and have allowed the fifth-fewest yards to the position (365). Moore can still be started, but his ceiling is lower given the matchup. 32 Julian Edelman, NE @ KC. Through three games, Edelman has established himself as Cam Newton’s favorite receiver and has racked up 24 targets. He should be targeted frequently once again when the Patriots take on the Chiefs, as this game could be an offensive battle. However, the Chiefs have been good against WRs and had only allowed 17.8 FPPG to the position before their Monday night battle with the Ravens. 33 Preston Williams, MIA vs. SEA. In three games, the Seahawks have allowed 1,136 yards to WRs. That’s 400 more than the next-worst team, the Atlanta Falcons. As such, Williams should be trusted as a WR3 because the matchup is so good and the Dolphins will, likely, be playing catch up. Williams could post season-best numbers in targets, catches, yards, and he could grab a TD for the second consecutive week. 34 CeeDee Lamb, DAL vs. CLE. The Browns have allowed five TDs to receivers this year which is tied for the second-most in the NFL with several other teams. Lamb should have a chance to take advantage of that as he has good size and is averaging seven targets per game. The rookie is due to catch his first TD anyway, so feel free to fire him up as a flex. 35 Allen Lazard, GB vs. ATL. With Davante Adams (hamstring) out on Sunday night, Lazard was Aaron Rodgers’ favorite receiver and he reeled in six catches for 146 yards and a score. Adams may return in Week 4 given that he was close to playing in New Orleans, but that shouldn’t impact Lazard’s ceiling. The Falcons have one of the worst secondaries in the NFL and have allowed 736 yards to receivers, good for second-most in the league. 36 Brandon Aiyuk, SF vs. PHI. Aiyuk emerged as the top target for the 49ers against the Giants and racked up 101 total yards and a score on eight touches. He’s as both a pass-catcher and a runner, and he should have a chance to find success against a Philly defense that has struggled to contain opposing WRs to the tune of 545 yards and two scores on the year. 37 Emmanuel Sanders, NO @ DET. Sanders hasn’t done much with the Saints in terms of yardage, but he does have two TDs including one against the Packers last week. If Michael Thomas returns, Sanders may see fewer targets but he may find himself more open against a beat-up Lions secondary. 38 A.J. Green, CIN vs. JAX. Boyd may be the more consistent of the Bengals receivers right now, but Green could get going soon. He has a good matchup and has seen 28 targets from Joe Burrow through three games. It’s only a matter of time before he has a big breakout game and is reminiscent of the Green of old. 39 Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB vs. ATL. MVS wasn’t as productive as Lazard against the Saints, but he still has a huge opportunity ahead of him in a favorable matchup against the Falcons. Feel free to fire him up as a high-end flex play with a big-time ceiling against a weak secondary. 40 T.Y. Hilton, IND @ CHI. Hilton hasn’t quite clicked with Philip Rivers yet, and he has seen his target share decrease each game from 9 to 5 to 3. He’s still averaging 13.3 yards per catch and is a big-play threat, but the lack of opportunities will limit him against a Bears offense that hasn’t allowed a WR to score a TD this season. 41 Justin Jefferson, MIN @ HOU. Jefferson, a first-round pick in 2020, broke out for the Vikings in their third game of the season. He caught 7-of-9 targets for 175 yards and a TD and looked like the focal point of the Vikings’ offense. The Texans have been good against WRs but given how much better the Vikings were with Jefferson playing a big role, Kirk Cousins will likely look to get him involved in the offense early and often. 42 John Brown, BUF @ LV 43 Corey Davis, TEN vs. PIT. Davis still is the No. 1 receiver for the Titans right now pending the health of A.J. Brown. If Brown plays, Davis is a good flex. If Brown sits, Davis could leap up from here a bit against a Steelers defense that has allowed 578 receiving yards to WRs this year. 44 Jamison Crowder*, NYJ vs. DEN 45 Jerry Jeudy, DEN @ NYJ. Either Jeff Driskel or Brett Rypien will quarterback the Broncos on a short week against the Jets. The matchup is a good one for Jeudy but it’s hard to trust him as more than a WR3/flex play because of his team’s unsettled quarterback position. 46 Greg Ward Jr., PHI @ SF. Ward became Carson Wentz’s favorite receiver when DeSean Jackson went down with an injury and didn’t return against the Bengals. Sound familiar? That’s because Ward averaged 6.7 targets per game down the stretch of last season with Wentz’s receiving corps banged-up. Ward will have a chance to become fantasy-relevant once again because of this connection along with injuries to Jackson, Alshon Jeffery, and Dallas Goedert. 47 Darius Slayton, NYG @ LAR. Slayton caught two TDs in the Giants’ opener but has since struggled to gain separation. Now, he’ll be taking on the Rams and could get a date with Jalen Ramsey. That’s enough to make owners lean towards sitting him in Week 4. 48 Brandin Cooks, HOU vs. MIN. Cooks should have a chance to break a long catch against the Vikings’ poor cornerback group. That said, he is a bit of a boom-or-bust playmaker considering that he has only 10 catches through three games this season. 49 Mike Williams, LAC @ TB 50 Tee Higgins, CIN vs. JAX. Higgins emerged as a viable target for the Bengals in the red-zone, catching two TDs and 5-of-9 targets for 40 yards. Higgins is still behind Boyd and A.J. Green in the pecking order, but he’s a player on the rise. If he scores another TD against a beatable Jacksonville secondary, fantasy owners will feel a lot more comfortable starting him down the line. 51 Michael Gallup, DAL vs. CLE 52 Russell Gage*, ATL @ GB 53 Robby Anderson, CAR vs. ARZ 54 Tre’Quan Smith, NO @ DET 55 Hunter Renfrow, LV vs. BUF 56 Cole Beasley, BUF @ LV 57 Golden Tate, NYG @ LAR 58 KJ Hamler, DEN @ NYJ 59 Laviska Shenault Jr., JAX @ CIN 60 Curtis Samuel, CAR vs. ARZ 61 Christian Kirk*, ARZ @ CAR 62 James Washington, PIT @ TEN 63 Henry Ruggs III*, LV vs. BUF 64 Sammy Watkins, KC vs. NE 65 Scotty Miller, TB vs. LAC 66 Randall Cobb, HOU vs. MIN 67 N’Keal Harry, NE @ KC 68 DeSean Jackson*, PHI @ SF 69 Andy Isabella, ARZ @ CAR 70 Anthony Miller, CHI vs. IND 71 Keelan Cole, JAX @ CIN 72 Chase Claypool, PIT @ TEN 73 Braxton Berrios, NYJ vs. DEN 74 Mecole Hardman, KC vs. NE 75 Dontrelle Inman, WAS vs. BAL 76 Adam Humphries, TEN vs. PIT 77 Josh Reynolds, LAR vs. NYG 78 Damiere Byrd, NE @ KC 79 Larry Fitzgerald, ARZ @ CAR 80 Gabriel Davis, BUF @ LV 81 Zach Pascal, IND @ CHI 82 Kendrick Bourne, SF vs. PHI 83 Demarcus Robinson, KC vs. NE 84 Isaiah Ford, MIA vs. SEA 85 Chris Hogan, NYJ vs. DEN 86 Jalen Guyton, LAC @ TB 87 Van Jefferson, LAR vs. NYG 88 Bryan Edwards, LV vs. BUF 89 Danny Amendola, DET vs. NO 90 Steven Sims, WAS vs. BAL 91 Miles Boykin, BAL @ WAS

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Only Daniel Jones can save Dave Gettleman now

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There were four teams that won at least 13 games last season, or one more than the New York Football Giants have won since the start of the 2017 season.

And what has Giants fans either disconsolate, disenchanted or infuriated, or all of the above, is that they have little or no patience anymore for a rebuild that is spinning its Big Blue wheels in quicksand, for a franchise driving under the speed limit in the far right lane as the rest of the league speeds past it, a franchise trapped in a dizzying wash, rinse, repeat cycle of defeat and broken promises.

Our New York football season is already on fire, “FIRE GASE” from Jets fans, “FIRE GETTLEMAN” from Giants fans.

It isn’t so much that the Giants are 0-3, it is the way they looked too much like the 2017 Ben McAdoo Giants and 2018 and 2019 Pat Shurmur Giants against the 49ers jayvee team.

Gettleman vowed to kick ass when he replaced Jerry Reese, and everyone would agree that 1-0 versus cancer is far more important than 9-26 versus the NFL.

But his job as Giants general manager clearly hinges on whether Joe Judge, his second Giants head coaching hire, can work wonders, if he can, with the 11 Gettleman draftees he inherited and the nine more they drafted together.

And most critically, whether Judge and offensive coordinator Jason Garrett can develop Daniel Jones into the surefire answer to John Mara’s post-Eli Manning’s prayers.

Gettleman staked his Giants reputation on Jones, who has shown enough signs to quiet the angry mob that panned the pick on draft night.

“I told you, and I’m very serious about what I said: I would love to drop a franchise quarterback in this place, and then watch him from Cape Cod and enjoy the hell out of it, OK?” Gettleman said prior to the 2019 NFL Draft. “That’s a gift. That’s what I’d like to do for the New York Giants.”

As much as there is to like about Jones, Gettleman will be watching him from Cape Cod before he desires to — when this season ends and before his 70th birthday — if Judge can’t coach the weekly turnovers out of him, and soon.

If Judge is the coach Mara believes him to be, a CEO and a teacher with a better staff than his predecessor, then what are we to make of 49ers 36, Giants 9 following two relatively encouraging performances?

Jones’ immediate problem goes beyond the loss for the season of Saquon Barkley, because he has no running game to support him. Giants RBs have carried 40 times for 72 yards. It means that the offensive line Gettleman promised to fix when he arrived has yet to be fixed, at least not yet while first-round draft pick LT Andrew Thomas and third-round draft reserve RT Matt Peart cut their teeth.

The Odell Beckham Jr. trade hasn’t been the disaster it portended to be at the time if only because DT Dexter Lawrence is a player, and Jabrill Peppers is a Captain, but it did cost the Giants $16 million in dead cap money, and Jones lacks a weapon other than deep threat Darius Slayton who can scare defenses.

None of Gettleman’s 10 draft picks in April was a wide receiver.

The Daniel Jones Giants have scored 38 points. . .or one more than the Sam Darnold Jets.

Paying Leonard Williams (two sacks) $16.1 million for this season doesn’t look as bad as trading up into the first round of the 2019 NFL draft for CB DeAndre Baker (robbery charges). There is hope for OLB Lorenzo Carter (one sack), but Batman doesn’t have a Robin rushing the passer on the other side, much to the chagrin of cornerbacks not named James Bradberry.

The mistakes are there, though:

— Desperate for a LT, the juice was not worth the squeeze on Nate Solder (four years, $62 million), best on the market at the time.

— Landon Collins was not franchise tagged and allowed to walk out the door.

— Injury-plagued CB Sam Beal, a supplemental draft pick that cost a 2019 third-rounder, made 26 career tackles without an interception before opting out this pandemic season.

— Shurmur, the adult in the room.

— Gettleman’s Big Men Allow You To Compete philosophy, borrowed from Tom Coughlin, has not translated into Big Men Allow You To Win.

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No one, of course, wants to hear that Gettleman inherited a mess. He – and Mara – tried to WIN NOW with the 37-year-old Manning before recognizing the error of their ways and switching to WIN LATER. Giants fans, though, are still waiting for WIN LATER and are tired of hearing annually that the team is on the right path when 0-2 becomes 0-3 in the jarring way that it did.

Has Gettleman upgraded the talent level? Yes, he has. Has he upgraded it enough? No one can make that argument today.

Did he whiff on too many free-agent signings prior to this offseason? Yes, he did (G Patrick Omaneh, Kareem Martin). Trading Olivier Vernon for Kevin Zeitler and for P Riley Dixon were good moves. As were signing free agents Markus Golden and Spencer Pulley. Trading for ILB Alec Ogletree (93 tackles and 5 INTs in 2018) and a seventh-rounder for a fourth and a sixth marked an upgrade at the time, but stopped panning out after one season. Golden Tate was a forced move because of the OBJ trade. Antoine Bethea and Mike Remmers were band-aids. Devon Kennard left in free agency and recorded seven sacks in 2018 and again in 2019 in Detroit, and has two this season in Arizona.

The FIRE GETTLEMAN crowd will have to be patient. Sorry, but the Giants do not, and should not, fire their GM during the season, much less after three games with a rookie head coach and quarterback who will start his 16th game Sunday against the Rams. And Gettleman and Judge, for the most part, are philosophically aligned.

The Joe Judge Giants will fight, even without much of a punch on either side of the ball. They should be expected to show signs of progress as the season unfolds.

But more than anyone, if Daniel Jones proves helpless to impact the won-lost record, if he cannot make the leap the franchise desperately needs him to make, if the talent around him handcuffs and handicaps him too much, then it is inevitable that a different GM will be drafting too high yet again next April. And who knows? Maybe even looking for his own franchise quarterback. . .for the next rebuild.

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