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Following a six month investigation, the NFL informed the Miami Dolphins today that they would be stripped of a 2023 first round pick and a 2024 3rd round pick for violation of league policies relating to, one of my all time NFL hypocritical phrases, “the integrity of the game”..Well well well..I could say a whole bunch of “I told you so” jokes from what I have had to deal with here from my colleagues but being the classy guy that I am, I will just deal in facts…. Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has also been suspended through October 17th and fined 1.5 million dollars…

The investigation concluded that Ross along with vice chairman and limited partner Bruce Beal — violated the anti-tampering policy on three occasions from 2019 to 2022 in conversations with quarterback Tom Brady and the agent for then New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton…What is even more interesting is Beal had impermissible communications with Tom Brady while he was still quarterback of the Patriots back in 2020 while Brady was still under contract…Once again, following the 2021 season, the league learned that Ross and Beal  tampered with Brady again when he was under contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers…To top it all off, the NFL found there were more impermissible communications..This time with agent Don Yee who just happens to represent both Tom Brady and Sean Payton..”Unprecedented” is how NFL commissioner Roger Goodell described what was discovered in the league’s findings..He went on to say in a statement “The investigators found tampering violations of unprecedented scope and severity”  We will have more on the Shemon And Sheppard Show coming up this afternoon!!

Oh and one last thing..Tip of the cap to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk..You have to give him credit here, at least I will…He was way out in front of this a few months ago and wasn’t taken all that seriously..Here’s his latest take on Ross’ comments from today..

 

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    2022 Best and Worst NFL Uniforms

    You can cheer, bet and support an NFL team all you want, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you support their choice of uniforms. You may wish your team had a different design or color scheme, or maybe they’ve been wearing the same uniforms for years and it’s time for an upgrade. Maybe you’re a fan of a rival team’s uniform (although you’d never admit it). Whatever the case may be, you either like a team’s uniform or you don’t. Even if a team isn’t that great, if you wear that jersey and it pops off with that hat and shoes combo  – that’s where you go. I’m not the only one who does that.

    But out of all 32 NFL teams, which team ultimately has the best uniform? It’s a topic that’s been debated by sportswriters and even casino gambling analysts in the UK for years, but we were curious as to what the everyday sports fan thinks.

    We surveyed over 1,000 Americans to determine which NFL team uniform reigns supreme… and which teams’ uniforms fall flat.

    Because there are so many variations of uniforms an NFL team can have, our analysis sticks to the most well-known color uniforms that each team has as of early 2022.

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    • Although not number one on the field, the Carolina Panthers come out on top for best NFL uniforms. Between the panther on the helmet and the attractive blue, black and silver color scheme, visually, they appeal to many Americans.

      Following the Panthers are the Cincinnati Bengals, runner-ups in Super Bowl LVI and now runner-ups for best NFL uniform. Maybe the Bengals will have better luck next year both in Super Bowl LVII and in NFL uniform rankings.

      Rounding out the top five for best uniforms are the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers.

      Not all teams’ uniforms appeal to the masses. The Cleveland Browns rank dead last for NFL uniforms, which may be understandable considering “brown” is not only their name but their main color.

      Despite a new name, a new logo and a new uniform, the Washington Commanders follow the Browns and rank 31st for one of the worst NFL uniforms. Is it too late to change the design?

      Other undesirable uniforms include the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Los Angeles Rams and the Seattle Seahawks. At least the Bengals can claim victory over the Rams in terms of uniform appeal.

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    • Despite ranking 10th best uniform in the NFL, the Miami Dolphins rank first when it comes to team colors. Something about the aqua, orange and white combo really resonates with people.

      Other top team colors include the Panthers, the Cowboys, the Steelers and the Los Angeles Chargers.

      At the bottom of the list again ranks the Browns, followed by the Commanders. The Denver Broncos, the Houston Texans and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers all rank in the bottom five when it comes to NFL team colors.

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    • What’s the most important part of a uniform?

      What makes people either love it or hate it? For 70% of respondents, it all boils down to the uniform colors. And nearly half (47%) said teams should update their respective uniforms every five years.

      Unfortunately, even with an update, there’s no guarantee those new uniforms will be attractive. True fans will support their team no matter what their uniforms look like, and more than 1 in 10 say they’ll buy a new jersey whenever their team gets a new uniform. But hopefully, those new uniforms are attractive.

    • Methodology

      In February 2022, we surveyed 1,110 Americans to get their feedback on NFL uniforms and team colors. Respondents were 48% female and 49% male, with an age range of 18 to 85 and an average age of 38 years old.  

      This data and research is from a study by  https://offers.bet

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      Carolina Panthers 2022 Outlook

      Back Against the Wall

      The Carolina Panthers 2022 outlook, or the theme is “back against the wall.” Head Coach Matt Rhule was on the hot seat last season, and is lucky to still be in charge. Running back Christian McCaffery needs to stay healthy. He has played in 10 games over the last 2 seasons combined. He will be there in 2023 because of his high dead cap number. But they Panthers will look to strengthen the position group if CMC gets hurt again this season. Quarterbacks Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold were drafted 1st and 3rd in the 2018 draft. They are now entering Training Camp battling to be QB1. The winner of the battle needs to take the job and show the franchise he can be the long term answer for the Panthers. This franchise is desperate to find a franchise quarterback.

      It’s Not All Bad

      It’s not all bad in Charlotte though. The wide receiver corps is talented. D.J. Moore, Robbie Anderson, and Terrance Marshall Jr is middle of the NFL. The defense has some good young talent as well. Brian Burns will take over as the premier pass rusher on the roster with the departure of Hassan Reddick. Jaycee Horn looked really good in his rookie campaign before getting injured. Losing Stephon Gilmore in free agency hurts the depth, but they hope the addressed that in free agency.

      Draft Class

      For a team with not a lot of draft capitol, they addressed some big holes in the roster. #6 overall selection Ikem Ekwonu out of North Carolina State is viewed as an elite talent. Matt Corral entered 2021 as a Heisman hopeful for Ole Miss. The Panthers nabbed him in the 3rd round. He won’t see the field early on this year, but if the season goes south, then why not. They also drafted a defensive lineman, line backer, and cornerback. They’re at least trying to address multiple areas of the roster to provide some depth.

      • Schedule Breakdown

        Baker Mayfield Carolina Panthers 2022 Outlook

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        9/11 vs. Cleveland Browns

        9/18 @ New York Giants

        9/25 vs. New Orleans Saints

        10/2 vs. Arizona Cardinals

        10/9 vs. San Francisco 49ers

        10/16 @ Los Angeles Rams

        10/23 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

        10/30 @ Atlanta Falcons

        11/6 @ Cincinnati Bengals

        11/10 vs. Atlanta Falcons (Thursday Night Football)

        11/20 @ Baltimore Ravens

        11/27 vs. Denver Broncos

        12/4 BYE

        12/11 @ Seattle Seahawks

        12/18 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

        12/24 vs. Detroit Lions

        1/1 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers

        1/8 @ New Orleans Saints

        Matt Rhule can go a long way in saving his job if he can win 2 out of his first 3 games. The get the Browns at home without Deshaun Watson (presumably) in a revenge spot for Baker Mayfield. I’ll say the G-Men bet them at home, but Carolina bounces back with a home divisional win over the Saints. The next 4 games are tough. Arizona will be without DeAndre Hopkins, but the Cardinals are good in the first half of the season. Loss. I think the home game against the 49ers is a spot for their 3rd win of the season, although the 4:05 kickoff benefits the west coast team traveling east. They get the 2 best teams in the NFC the next two weeks against the Rams and the Bucs. 0-2. Back to back road games against the Falcons and Bengals are next. I don’t think they get it done in either of these spots. They get a Thursday night game at home against Atlanta, so that’s a W. They go into their bye with a road game against Baltimore and a home Broncos game. 0-2. Coming out of the bye they hit their easiest stretch of the season. At Seattle followed by the Steelers and Lions at home. They get the Seattle game, but lose the other 2. They end the season with road NFC South games against the Bucs and Saints. 0-2.

         

        Record: 5-11 (wins vs. Cleveland, New Orleans, San Francisco, Atlanta, and at Seattle)

      • Key Additions

        Johnny Hekker Carolina Panthers 2022 Outlook

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        S Xavier Woods (Minnesota Vikings); 3-year/$15 million

        P Johnny Hekker (Los Angeles Rams); 3-year/$7.62 million

        C Bradley Bozeman (Baltimore Ravens); 1-year/$2.8 million

        LB Damien Wilson (Jacksonville Jaguars); 2-year/6.9 million

        DE Matthew Ioannidis (Washington Commanders); 1-year/$5.9 million

        WR Rashard Higgins (Cleveland Browns); 1-year/$1.87 million

      • Fantasy Outlook

        Christian McCaffrey Carolina Panthers 2022 Outlook

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        This guy. there might not be a bigger question mark in the fantasy football world. If Christian McCaffrey stays healthy he could be the top fantasy player period. He could also play in less than half the games, like he’s done the last 2 seasons, and ruin your chances at winning your league. If you’re picking at the end of the first round and CMC is still on the board, just listen to your gut. If your gut says take McCaffrey, then you MUST draft Chuba Hubbard. DJ Moore is a viable option as a WR2, but if you can get him as WR3 or your Flex, then you’re sitting pretty. Stay away from the quarterbacks, kicker, and defense though.

      • Best Case Scenario

        DJ Moore Carolina Panthers 2022 Outlook

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        The Panthers have a manageable home schedule. Apart from their 3 NFC South opponents they have the Browns, Cardinals, 49ers, Broncos, Steelers, and Lions. I could see a world where they win against the Falcons, Saints, Browns, Steelers, and Lions. If they can take those 5 games at home and beat the Giants, Falcons, and Seahawks on the road 8-9 is in play.

        Best case scenario: 8-9