Greg DePalma and PSN tennis analyst Andrea Leand are joined by Stevie Johnson, fresh off his title in Houston, as he discusses his transition from college star to the pros and his role as one of the top four U.S. guns. Andrea and Greg also review the WTA’s “Next Gen” headliners and preview the Fed Cup semifinals along with the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters on the ATP side.
The Titans roller-coaster season ended with an injured quarterback and another playoff miss. But they reached nine wins for just the second time in eight years and now have two picks in the top 18 of the NFL Draft to help them get over the top.
No team had a more successful free agency period than the Jaguars with most of their damage done on defense by adding three quality starters. Now G.M. David Caldwell has a big decision to make on day one of the draft. Does he potentially reach a bit with the top two obvious needs on offense (RB/TE) or does he pick the best available player on an already rebuilt defense?
Tennis: In a week when all four top U.S. men fell victim to post-Davis Cup ailments, Steve Johnson found more in his tank than his compatriots to take the U.S. Men’s Claycourt title in Houston.
With cap friendly contracts, good cap space and a franchise quarterback available to new GM Chris Ballard, the ability to turn things around in Indianapolis should be easier than you think. Whether Ballard can figure out a way to get the job done though is no sure thing. It starts with adding more difference-makers on defense and providing QB Andrew Luck with a running game that he can rely on.
Longtime GM Rick Smith has experienced his share of hits and misses over his career. But the reason he’s still running the show in Houston is because his hits have far exceeded his misses. Now if he can figure out how to find a franchise quarterback in this draft, he might just go down as one of the top general managers in all of football.
Since GM Jason Licht was hired in 2014 the Buccaneers have seen their win totals increase each season. The next step is reaching the post-season for the first time since 2007 and winning a playoff game for the first time since winning Super Bowl XXXVII. To accomplish this, Licht needs to add just a few more key pieces and then hope QB Jameis Winston can finish the job.
With three picks in the first 42, GM Mickey Loomis and coach Sean Payton need to add more talent on defense if they’re to have a shot at one last Super Bowl run before the Drew Brees era finally comes to a close.
Greg DePalma and PSN baseball analyst Scott Zolotorow discuss the latest division-by-division news as the season’s second week winds down, with emphasis this week on the National League West.
Greg DePalma goes solo this week breaking down the field for the final Kentucky Derby prep race of the spring, as the Arkansas Derby goes to post with Breeders Cup Juvenile winner Classic Empire challenged by Todd Pletcher’s Malagacy.