In the first couple of rounds of the NFL draft, the stakes might be higher, yes. Missing on a first-round pick can get a guy fired, while striking gold can define your franchise, but the lasting success that comes with building a dynasty and winning championships always comes in Rounds 4-7.
It makes sense from a financial standpoint, as the salary cap and free agency make it impossible to keep numerous highly paid players around. So teams need to make sure they have enough talented but cheap labor, and the only place that comes from is Day 3 of the NFL draft.
We know the names: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor, Denver Broncos tight end Shannon Sharpe, Green Bay Packers receiver Donald Driver—there is talent to be had. There is always talent to be had! It’s up to talented general managers, coaches and scouts to find it.
Day 3 also brings us undrafted free agency, which is a whirlwind of conflicting news that can take hours and even days to sort out, as talented college players hoping to get one last shot at glory look to sign with teams, which can actually be better for them than being drafted in the later rounds!
It’s an insane day of news, notes, information and football fun ahead. Stick with Bleacher Report for everything you need to know.
More than 80 percent of French people do not want Francois Hollande to stand for re-election in the next presidential contest in 2017 due to his poor economic record, according to a poll ahead of his third anniversary in power later this month. The poll, carried out by the CSA institute for news website Atlantico, showed that the same proportion of people surveyed – 81 percent in total – thought Hollande's record in office was "negative". "The reasons are diverse," Yves-Marie Cann, who is in charge of political polls at the CSA, was quoted as saying by Atlantico. "The lack of track record in terms of the economy and social affairs has a significant impact, 1 1/2 years after the deadline for reversing the unemployment curve." Cann added: "The increase in fiscal pressure, the decline in purchasing power are also contributing to the negative sentiment." Hollande has succeeded in stemming the slump in his approval ratings since his handling of the Islamist militant attacks in Paris in January, with 32 percent of those polled now considering that he has presidential qualities such as courage and determination.
Britney Spears went down hard during her Las Vegas show — falling so hard mid-song … it was up in the air whether she’d stay down or go on with the show. She did both — staying down, and dancing from her backside.
Opening Ceremony has teamed up with Korean brand 11+ on a small collection of iPhone 6 cases. The 11+ color case comes as part of the collaboration in a series of beautiful unique colors, ranging from dark navy to a soft pink. Each case features the bold square Opening Ceremony logo, that has been used heavily in recent Opening Ceremony collections. You can shop the four cases now from the brand’s online store, priced at $40.
Geraldo GOES Off On Baltimore Protester. “You Anarchist”, “You’re Nothing” Geraldo Rivera has been a prominent presence in Baltimore this week, nearly finding himself in a physical altercation Wednesday night when protesters attempted to block his Fox News camera. On Thursday, again during a post-curfew segment on Hannity, it took less than 30 seconds for Rivera to start confronting a man off camera. “What’s your problem?” he asked the protester, who began to walk away. “You’re only brave when the camera’s turned?” he asked, taunting the man. “Hey you anarchist, you’re nothing, you ain’t nothing!” When another man asked Rivera why he thinks he receives so much hostility, the reporter insisted that people have always been “wonderful” to him before this week. “That’s a thug right there!” he said, pointing at a man giving him the finger. “That’s a white thug.”