Which QB would you rather have: Washington Redskins QB Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes or Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky? NFL Highlights • Jun 7, 2018, 9:46 PM The Good Morning Football crew debates which QB they would rather have for the next five years between Redskins QB Alex Smith, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes and Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky.
The competition for this distinction on the Buffalo Bills roster was a neck-and-neck battle between starting defensive backs Tre’Davious White and Jordan Poyer, both of whom played major roles despite having average annual salaries in the range of $3 million.
Witherspoon’s contract is a little more costly ($971,166 per year versus $764,093 for Harold), but his upside makes him the slightly better bargain.
Gray has been on his game in two June starts as much as he was in his Oakland Athletics heyday after a lot of early season struggling, and Romine catching him is a big part of the turnaround.
He puts in a lot of work, Gray said. He just knows his stuff. He knows the hitters.
Against the Jays, Romine kept calling for sinkers and curveballs when Gray was thinking fastball.
There was a 3-2 curveball I threw one time to Teoscar (Hernandez) that I went with and I threw it with conviction and executed, Gray said. And there were quite a few there with runners on base where I threw some sinkers in to (Kevin) Pillar, a sinker in to (Devon) Travis.
During Gray’s one troublespot, Romine’s pitch selection keyed the Blue Jays coming up empty in the fifth despite having runners on the corners with nobody out and the bases loaded with one out.
Two ground balls got Gray out of the inning, the last a 4-6-3 twin killing.
That was a huge double play there, but it started with throwing a pitch with conviction (to Hernandez)… a pitch maybe that was something that I wouldn’t have done, Gray said. But the pitch selection was great. I was all on board.