USFL 2022: What to Watch in Gamblers vs. Panthers

by RJ Young
Sports writer FOX

As the opening American Football League It starts now, and I’m detailing one thing I’m looking forward to seeing from each of our first four week matches.

Here is a breakdown of the Sunday contest between Kevin Sumlin’s Houston Gamblers and Jeff Fisher Michigan Panthers, that will be played Sunday at 12 pm ET on NBC / Peacock.

(For the rest of the files First week matches, go here.)

Houston Gamblers: How versatile and explosive gamblers are?

By the looks of the average machine, punters Kevin Sumlin probably have the best uniforms in the USFL. They seem to have the right skill and talent.

At the end of their brawl at Protect Stadium last week, Michigan Panthers coach Jeff Fisher stopped admiring gamblers who were using gas at the end of training. He nodded knowing that the Panthers are opening the season against them.

One of the players I look forward to the most – not just in gamblers but in the entire league – is ex Florida running back Mark Thompsonwho was JUCO All-American and better compared to him Derek Henry In style, size and body.

Pair Thompson traits with Sumlin’s attack – famous for scoring and fast – and gamblers can get dynamic in a hurry. Choose Sumlin QB Clayton Thorson Choosing Houston first, and it wouldn’t shock me to see Sumlin give him as many chances as possible to throw the ball to Thompson and the former Kansas State wide future Isaiah Zuberamong other things.

In Sumlin’s assessment, Thompson’s versatility is what made him a must-have for gamers.

“A lot of these guys, their versatility has made them stand out in our eyes from a draft perspective — to be able to do things and not just be a positioning player,” he said. “And obviously, having a guy like him, he has value all over the field and in special teams. So we’re excited about him and a number of other players like that.”

Clayton Thorson and Mark Thompson bring ingenuity to the attack of gamblers

Clayton Thorson and Mark Thompson bring ingenuity to the attack of gamblers

Gamblers coach Kevin Sumlin explains why he drafted former Northwestern QB Clayton Thorson and Florida RB Mark Thompson, noting Thorson’s ability to move, drive, experience and Thompson’s versatility.

Michigan Panthers: he is Shea Patterson Best QB in the league?

Fisher’s Panthers might have the best quarterback room in the USFL, with the former Michigan Outstanding Shea Patterson and former NFL first-round choice Paxton Lynch. I’m interested to know when and how Lynch plays this season, although Fisher was adamant that he needs time to adapt and develop.

1 pick in the 2022 USFL Draft, Patterson is likely to start for the Panthers who many believe have a chance of winning the league championship, with former college stars on both sides of the ball, including the former Indiana running back Stevie Scott III And Iowa defensive end Jaguan Billy.

“In these cases, you do your background check, and you call people,” Fisher said. “You call coaches, and oh my goodness, coach [Jim] Harbaugh couldn’t say enough great things about him [Patterson]. And what a fan favorite we knew he was. You get caught up in college football, and you kind of lose track of who the quarterbacks are. But man, that reception when it was released that he’s going to be a tiger was really cool.”

Fisher, the NFL’s most famous coach, will run the race for the first time in six years. With a younger coaching staff and players hungry for success, he tells me he feels energized and excited to start Sunday’s Panthers season against gambler Kevin Sumlin’s.

Shea Patterson and Paxton Lynch bring different skill sets to the Panthers

Shea Patterson and Paxton Lynch bring different skill sets to the Panthers

Jeff Fisher reveals what he likes about two QBs for the Michigan Panthers, including Shea Patterson’s dedication and passion for the game and Paxton Lynch’s ability to use his legs.

RJ Young is a writer and national college football analyst for FOX Sports and host of the podcast.The #1 rated show with RJ Young. Follow him on Twitter at Tweet embedand subscribe toRJ Young ShowOn YouTube. It’s not on the Step Mill.


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