The “Schedule For the Schedule”, Patriots Don’t Intend To Trade Butler, Colin Kaepernick Wants Chance To Start, Tony Romo Upset With Situation / Teammates / Coach, Scherzer Makes Tebow Look Silly, Adam Sandler to Release Four More Movies, LaVar Ball Shopping Reality Show and The ‘Cash Me Outside’ Girl Catch Me On the Tube!
We Might Have the Schedule For the Schedule
Adam Schefter tweeted this:
No guarantees it can finish by then, but the NFL is aiming to release its 2017 regular-season schedule the week of April 17-21.
NFL schedules usually come out around the third week of April. The 2016 NFL slate was released on April 14th.
Kraft: Patriots Do Not Intend To Trade Malcolm Butler
The talk of star cornerback Malcolm Butler leaving the New England Patriots either via trade or by way of signing an offer sheet with another team has cooled in recent days, and it is starting to seem like the team plans to hang onto the star cornerback.
At the NFL owners’ meetings on Monday, Patriots owner Robert Kraft praised Butler and said the team’s intention is not to trade him.
“I hope he’s with us and signs his offer sheet and plays for us,” Kraft said. “I have a great affection for him. He was part of probably the greatest play in the history of our team. But there are a lot of people involved in that (decision).”
When asked directly if the Patriots’ intention is to trade Butler, Kraft said “no.” That is notable because he was a bit more noncommittal when asked about the possibility of Jimmy Garoppolo being moved.
Bob Kraft on trading Garoppolo: I’ll leave that up to Bill Belichick
Even if the Patriots can’t keep Butler — a restricted free agent — beyond next season, they have a chance to roll out arguably the best secondary in the NFL if they keep him for 2017 and pair him with newly-signed cornerback Stephon Gilmore.
The New Orleans Saints are said to be very interested in Butler, but they are likely looking to get him to agree to a long-term extension and then trade for the star corner. Signing him outright would mean giving up the No. 11 overall pick, which the Saints would rather not do.
One of Butler’s posts on social media last week seemed to hint that something big had happened, but Kraft’s comments indicate he could be staying in New England for at least one more season.
Report: Kaepernick Wants Chance To Start, and $9-10 Million
Is Colin Kaepernick still unemployed because his asking price is too high?
That’s the suggestion in a report from Dan Graziano of ESPN, who cites multiple sources as saying that Kaepernick won’t settle for just any job.
According to the report, Kaepernick wants to go to a place that will give him a chance to start, and pay him a salary in the range of $9 million to $10 million a year. That would mean he expects a better deal than the ones free agent quarterbacks Josh McCown and Brian Hoyer got this month.
Realistically, there aren’t many places where Kaepernick would get a chance to start. So if he’s limiting himself to those places, there are few options available to him.
Tony Romo Upset With Situation, Distancing Himself From Teammates and Coach
The situation around the Dallas Cowboys and Tony Romo has been constantly changing throughout the offseason. Reportedly,
it’s taken a big toll on Romo.
Tony Romo has taken situation very personally in Dallas and has distanced himself from teammates and coach who were “Team Dak” per source.
Normally, it would be hard to justify Romo taking this too personally. But from a human perspective, it’s hard to criticize him. He obviously wants to play football and it’s not going to happen in Dallas. Yet, weeks into free agency and nearly two months after the Super Bowl, he remains a Cowboy.
Unfortunately for Romo, the drama is not likely to end any time soon, which can be read about here.
One of the most sensible destinations would be the Denver Broncos, but John Elway has made it clear that his team isn’t interested. Previously, the Houston Texans emerged as not only the best fit, but possibly the only one. While that makes all kinds of sense, Romo can’t like the fact that it hasn’t happened.
The good news for Romo is that he has options in football outside of playing, such as television.
But for right now, it’s just a lot of limbo. It’s hard to imagine him being anything but frustrated with those closest to the situation. Though, it would be an awful shame if his tenure in Dallas ended on such a sour note.
Scherzer Makes Tebow Look Silly In Spring Training At-Bat
What would it look like if Tim Tebow actually got a shot to play in the majors? Max Scherzer gave us a glimpse of how it might
turn out in a spring training game on Monday.
Scherzer pitched five innings in the Washington Nationals’ exhibition against the New York Mets, and he got a chance to face Tebow. He put him away on three straight fastballs.
The chances of Tebow ever appearing in an MLB game are slim, and that at-bat should give you an idea as to why. While Scherzer is one of the best pitchers in baseball, Tebow is nowhere nearing be able to compete with top talent and probably never will be. If you want to know how out of place the former Florida Gators star has looked in spring training, just read what last year’s AL Cy Young Award winner had to say about him.
Adam Sandler to Release Four More Movies on Netflix
The streaming network announced on Friday that it will be financing and producing four more features with Sandler, which will be released exclusively in homes.
“Love working with Netflix and collaborating with them,” Sandler said in a statement. “I love how passionate they are about making movies and getting them out there for the whole world to see. They’ve made me feel like family and I can’t thank them enough for their support.”
In 2014, Netflix made a big play when it signed Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions to a four-movie deal. Netflix, which doesn’t disclose viewership figures, has said that Sandler’s first two comedies, “The Ridiculous 6” and “The Do-Over,” have become the most-watched original films to launch on the service. His next movie, “Sandy Wexler,” will debut April 14 on Netflix.
By continuing to release movies on Netflix, with its 93 million subscribers worldwide, Sandler has become the first major movie star to bypass theaters and agree to premiere his latest releases in living rooms. Analysts say such a shift could have tremendous implications for the movie business, which is trying to lure consumers to multiplexes for tentpoles like “Beauty and the Beast” and “Furious 8.”
Although his movies have grossed $3 billion, Sandler’s recent projects have disappointed on the big screen. “Pixels,” set in a video game, was a costly bomb for Sony Pictures in 2015. And in 2014, the dark, independent film “Men, Women & Children” earned less than $1 million.
This year, Netflix is continuing to make an aggressive play to expand its original slate of movies. Its upcoming releases include “War Machine,” starring Brad Pitt; Bong Joon-ho’s “Okja” with Jake Gyllenhaal; and the Sundance darling “Mudbound,” which is expected to be an Oscar contender. These projects will all premiere on Netflix first, with little or no theatrical distribution.
LaVar Ball Shopping TV Projects, Reality Show and Documentary
The Big Baller wants to come to a small screen near you.
TMZ Sports has learned LaVar Ball is actively shopping various TV projects around town — including a reality show and a documentary.
We’re told Ball has already cut a trailer for the documentary which centers around his family of young basketball superstars. The reality show is still in the development phase.
One source close to LaVar tells us the projects are both part of the “Big Baller Media” brand — LaVar’s production company.
We’re told LaVar has been in talks with multiple outlets and has “several offers” but so far, no contracts have been signed.
Seems like it’s just a matter of time at this point …
'Cash Me Outside' Girl: Catch Me On the Tube, Bitches!!
“Cash Me Outside” girl Danielle Bregoli has officially gone Hollywood — we’ve learned she just signed a deal with a major TV production company.
We’re told Danielle scribbled her John Hancock Friday for a reality show that will be loosely formatted, starring, of course, Danielle.
Nothing’s been shot, but we’re told producers are so confident they’re going to shop the concept and believe they can sell a series in the room. She’ll have some high-powered help — we’ve learned she’s signed with IMG’s original content department.
We broke the story … Danielle’s managers said they had been contacted by 7 production companies and 4 of them showed interest in doing a reality show with Danielle and her mom.
The 14-year-old’s already given fans PLENTY of material … first on “Dr. Phil” with her inadvertent breakout role that launched her into stardom … followed by a slew of physical throwdowns that also included a brawl with her mom.
Material won’t be lacking.