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JPP trade potentially shakes up the top of the draft

On one hand, the Giants have been taking a close look at quarterbacks available at the top of the draft. On the other hand, they’ve just traded their best pass rusher to the New York Jets Cheap Jerseys Buccaneers, giving them a clear need at that position.

(And, no, I wasn’t deliberately being a wise ass by using “hand” in an item that relates to Jason Pierre-Paul.)

The JPP trade potentially shakes up the top of the draft, putting the Giants potentially in play for North Carolina State pass rusher Bradley Chubb at No. 2. Or, perhaps more realistically, setting up a trade down in order to auction the No. 2 pick for a quarterback-starved team, getting Chubb in a lower spot and adding to the compensation received for Pierre-Paul.

However it plays out, the JPP trade makes things a lot murkier, with five more weeks to go until the picks are made.

The proposed rule changes made by the Competition Committee for next week’s league meetings include a provision that would eliminate the requirement that teams gather for that meaningless extra point after a walk-off touchdown. It’s a smart move, for three reasons.

First, it really is meaningless, making it a waste of everyone’s time. Second, it gives the players one last chance to injure each other, possibly fueled by the frustration the comes from losing the game on a last-second play. Third, it removes any discretion that could be exercised by a coach to kick or not kick the extra point.

With gambling likely soon to be legalized, the NFL needs to be extra sensitive to any possible sources of suspicion regarding them motivation of coaches to make decisions that would impact not the outcome of the game but the outcome of the spread. If a coach chooses to take a knee when one more point would cover, what will people say? If a coach chooses to kick the meaningless extra point Hockey Jerseys and cover, what will people say?

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