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agnate Sheldon Adelson and Goldman Sachs pulled out earlier this year. And a lot of those same people are now back aboard the bandwagon to bring the league to Sin City. Why? Simple. It鈥檚 Bank of America.
Bank of America was already the Raiders鈥?lead bank Josh Allen Super Bowl LI Jersey , meaning they were fully abreast of the deal owner Mark Davis was brokering and the financing plan that Goldman had in place. Bank of America also is a frequent lender in NFL stadium projects. Given that background, the speed with which BofA climbed aboard to take the place of Goldman/Adelson worked to buoy the confidence of owners and the league. Add that to the respect many of those owners gained for Davis in his ability to put together a solution while mired in a tough situation, following the league shooting down its bid at partnering on a Southern California stadium with the Chargers, and there鈥檚 optimism that the Vegas move will be pushed through.
At this point, most of the trepidation on going to Vegas is pointed at the idea of leaving the country鈥檚 sixth-biggest market for its 40th-biggest market, particularly at a time when the Niners鈥?move to the South Bay opened the East Bay and North Bay (and affluent Marin County) as growth areas for the Raiders. 鈥淚t鈥檚 not just the sixth-biggest market, it鈥檚 arguably the most vibrant market in the country in terms of growth, economics and demographics,鈥?one source said. 鈥淎nd you鈥檙e leaving to go a market that has the most foreclosures per capita in the country.鈥?The resulting concern here would be the Raiders’ ability to move their premium product 鈥?PSLs, suites and club seats 鈥?in Vegas. Another potential problem would be the shadow that Adelson casts in Vegas Wholesale Durham Smythe Jersey , and whether losing him will affect the team鈥檚 ability to build the business relationships it鈥檒l need locally.
But the fact is that Oakland has shown a reluctance to do business with the NFL (where the Vegas government has proven it鈥檒l be a partner), and there is no viable deal on the table there. So chances are, for the first time since the 1990s, owners will support a team moving to a smaller market, something that the G3 and G4 plans for funding stadiums was designed to prevent.
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OFFSEASON LESSON TO LEAVE WITH YOU
For all the bouquets thrown the Patriots鈥?way over the past week, the team really just did what it always does: assess and find other teams鈥?misfits worth pursuing. The difference this year is they had more than $60 million in cap space to carry that out. And therein is the lesson to take with you in assessing the moves of each team:
Always figure out why a player was available in the first place.
If you look at the Patriots鈥?haul, each guy was available for a very specific reason, and not because those guys couldn鈥檛 play.
鈥淭hey certainly expanded their market search beyond the free agents, and through the trade market where they found sellers willing to do deals,鈥?one AFC exec said in observing the move. 鈥淪o Kony Ealy Wholesale P.J. Hall Jersey , Brandin Cooks, Dwayne Allen, they fill holes. And yes, circumstances led to those guys being available.鈥?/p>
Here are those circumstances 鈥?/p>
鈥?Dwayne Allen: New Colts GM Chris Ballard basically chose Jack Doyle over Allen in handing Doyle a three-year, $19 million deal, and wanted to get Eric Swope more snaps. Allen simply wasn鈥檛 consistent enough and lacked focus in Indy. But he鈥檚 legitimately one of the more talented two-way tight ends in football 鈥?a real red-zone threat with top-shelf blocking ability 鈥?and the Pats are betting working with Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski will be an elixir.
鈥?Rex Burkhead: Last year, the Bengals signed Giovanni Bernard to a four-year, $16.6 million deal. This year, backfield mate Jeremy Hill is playing for a new contract. The fact is, this was a position Kerryon Johnson Jersey Elite , given the team鈥檚 attrition elsewhere, that Cincinnati knew it鈥檇 have to churn a little bit. And so the Patriots swooped in and got a versatile back who is what Bill Belichick likes to call a 鈥渇our-down player.鈥?/p>
鈥?Brandin Cooks: He publicly groused in New Orleans, and it went past that. Some evaluators grading him as a trade piece noticed his body language going south in games in which he wasn鈥檛 the focal point of the offense, which happens in a Sean Payton scheme that tends to feature different players from week to week. So the Saints, faced with the decision of whether to exercise his fifth-year option, decided to move on. The Pats spread the ball like the Saints do, so this will be interesting.
鈥?Kony Ealy: Not much different than the Allen circumstance 鈥?the Panthers simply chose to pay another player, Mario Addison in this case, making it easier for them to move on with Ealy going into a contract year. Ealy has flashed the pass-rush ability that made him a first-round possibility back in 2014 (we saw it for sure in Super Bowl 50), and also the inconsistency that knocked him into the second round that year.
鈥?Stephon Gilmore: This is a little different Wholesale Brian O'Neill Jersey , given they gave Gilmore a deal that wasn鈥檛 far off from the Jets鈥?Darrelle Revis contract they giggled at a couple years ago. The Bills saw him as a player just outside the top 10 at his position, but the thing that really clinched his exit? Scheme change. Rex Ryan鈥檚 defense simply puts a great premium on great corners, and Sean McDermott鈥檚 zone-heavy system鈥檚 been proven to work without top-of-the-market players at the position.
The Patriots have done this sort of thing in the past, identifying how guys like Mike Vrabel and Wes Welker were undervalued in some years, and why guys like Randy Moss and Corey Dillon were available in other years. And it doesn鈥檛 always work. Chad Johnson and Albert Haynesw. Authentic Womens Billy Price Jersey , Authentic Womens Deadrin Senat Jersey , Authentic Womens Trent Brown Jersey , Authentic Womens P.J. Hall Jersey ,
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