Do you ever end up questioning how a whole timeline would possibly’ve performed out in a different way with one change?
If that’s the case, this week’s episode of the NFC East Mixtape podcast, which lives on each the Bleeding Inexperienced Nation and Running a blog The Boys podcast feeds, simply is perhaps up your alley.
RJ Ochoa and I beforehand mentioned how issues within the division is perhaps totally different had the Eagles not tanked in Week 17. Taking part in “What if?” in that situation impressed us to look again even additional in time to the 2018 NFL season, which looks like a giant inflection level for every workforce in hindsight.
What if Josh McDaniels by no means leaves the Indianapolis Colts on the altar and Frank Reich stays in Philly for the 2018 season? Do the Eagles win one other Tremendous Bowl with Nick Foles? What occurs with Carson Wentz? Is Doug Pederson nonetheless round? Is Reich in play for the Cowboys in the event that they don’t wait so lengthy to fireplace Jason Garrett?
What if the Cowboys’ lengthy snapper isn’t referred to as for a uncommon penalty that results in a loss to Washington? Does Dallas nonetheless make what appeared on the time like a determined commerce for Amari Cooper? Do they not go on a run? Does Garrett get fired sooner?
What if the Giants didn’t maintain on to Eli Manning for fully too lengthy? What in the event that they ready for his departure sooner by taking Josh Allen or Lamar Jackson as a substitute of Saquon Barkley at No. 2 within the 2018 NFL Draft?
What does the NFC East appear like if Alex Smith doesn’t get harm? Washington is 6-3 heading into that sport (Cowboys and Eagles 4-5). They could’ve been in a position to beat Houston to go to 7-3 with the ultimate following schedule: at Cowboys, at Eagles, vs. Giants, at Jags, at Titans, vs. Eagles. They finally went 1-5 in that stretch. Is Jay Gruden nonetheless round?
THE BIGGER PICTURE
Earlier than you unironically remark with a “Who cares? That is ineffective. These eventualities didn’t occur!” allow me to say:
1) It’s the friggin deadest of useless zones. Loosen up and have some enjoyable.
2) Speaking by means of this all, RJ and I got here away with some helpful large image takeaways. Together with how groups must be extra trustworthy with themselves.
So, hit the play button and we’ll present you ways deep the rabbit gap goes.
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