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Answers to every bad NFL offseason question

Wednesday’s Rise ‘n Grind answers the annoying NFL questions that are popping up everywhere this offseason. Plus, Tom Brady says he’s going to play until he’s 45 and everyone is reading too far into it.

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When it’s June, most NFL chatter is questioning what will happen during the upcoming season and for the rest of the offseason.

Will the Giants re-sign Odell Beckham Jr.? Will the Falcons figure out a way to please Julio Jones? Will the Eagles be able to follow up their Super Bowl season with another impressive year? Will the Browns actually win a game?

And there’s nothing wrong with that. The offseason is all about asking those questions and dreaming up the answers. But sometimes offseason headlines go too far. Here are some of my favorite question headlines of this offseason and how I’d (very simply) answer them.

Question: Should the Giants break the bank for OBJ, or trade him?

Answer: Yes, no.

Question: Is Tom Brady better than Aaron Rodgers?

Answer: Yes. For now. Especially in the way that he makes below-average players look like all-stars.

Question: Can the Browns compete for a playoff spot this season?

Answer: Nope, but they’ll be less embarrassing than 0-16.

Question: Can Jimmy Garoppolo continue playing at the pace he was going in 2017 (5-0 in his first five starts)?

Answer: Nope, but no quarterback could.

Question: Is there anything Marvin Lewis can do to get fired in 2018?

Answer: No, and you can sub out that year for any year and the answer will remain true.

Question: Do OTA/minicamp holdouts matter — ya know, the ones we freak out about annually?

Answer: Not really.

Question: Which bad team from 2017 will make the playoffs in 2018?

Answer: The Texans. Maybe. This is mostly a guessing game as the NFL is fairly unpredictable. And the Texans always seem to get hit with bad injuries.

Question: Is Julio Jones’ friendship with Terrell Owens a bad thing?

Answer: Please stop.

Today’s NFL news

Why Calvin Ridley and D.J. Moore can produce as rookies, unlike other first-round WRs

The ACLU, NAACP and a coalition of 28 civil rights groups denounced NFL’s national anthem rule

Melvin Ingram wants to play a little tight end for the Chargers, and we’re here for it

The Jaguars and the Rams won’t win as many games in 2018 as they did in 2017

If the NFL wants better QBs, it should develop them in a minor league

Cam Newton got SO salty toward kids who taunted him at a football camp

What fans are talking about today

Is Le’Veon Bell finally listening to the good advice he’s been given? You know, the advice to shut his mouth.

What’s it like to meet Texans QB Deshaun Watson? Battle Red Blog found out.

The Bills’ contract negotiations with Josh Allen have reportedly been “slow going.”

Good news for the Broncos: Paxton Lynch is thriving under Case Keenum’s mentorship.

Which Cowboys player would be most likely to win on Survivor? Blogging the Boys asked two players for their answer.

Tweet of the day

Because we should TOTALLY read into Instagram comments...