Impact Wrestling Should Turn Austin Aries Heel

Over the past nine months, Austin Aries has been on a mission to prove that he had become a better person since leaving the WWE. This is because Aries was released from the company due to his bad attitude. According to Dave Meltzer, Austin had some heat backstage heat because a lot of people, including the writing team, did not like him. Due to this, Aries developed a plan where he would compete in several independent wrestling promotions to capture as many championships as possible. The plan would put Austin’s personality to the test because if he wanted to become champion, Aries would need to build a good relationship with all these managements for them to put him in title matches. As of right now, it seems like his personality has passed the test because several independent promotions have decided to give him the world championship For instance,  Austin Aries defeated Ricochet on November 20th, 2017 to become the World Series Wrestling champion. In December of 2017 he defeated Marty Scurll and  Mark Haskins in separate matches to capture the Defiant World Championship and IPW: UK World Championship. Lastly, in February of 2018 he defeated Eli Drake to capture the Impact Wrestling World Championship.

Even though Austin Aries appears to have altered his personality, Impact Wrestling should incorporate his previous personality issues into the storyline of him losing the title. For instance, Aries should cut a promo on the next episode of Impact demanding his rematch clause be invoked right away. Pentagon Jr comes down to the ring and gives Aries a rematch for later that evening. During the match, Rey Fenix joins commentary to watch the bout, Austin becomes aware of his presence and is continuously peeking over to make sure Rey doesn’t decide to help his brother. The concern over a potential Fenix interference will end up costing Austin Aries the match against Pentagon. The next week,  Aries should cut a promo stating that every time he is in the ring with one or both of the lucha brothers, it feels like a handicap match. Austin proceeds to ask for another rematch with Rey barred from ringside and Pentagon says that he already beat him. The following week, Austin decides he must take matters into his own hands to get another championship match.

As a result of this,  Austin Aries attacks Rey Fenix backstage sending him to the hospital. The following week, Pentagon Jr asks Aries why he attacked Fenix,  Aries says he did it because Pentagon refused to give him a fair rematch. Pentagon says all you had to do was earn it and Aries replies with I’m better than those scrubs backstage.  Pentagon decides to give him one final match to get retribution for his brother.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Should Turn Jameis Winston Into A Game Manager 

Throughout this season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have implemented an offensive system centered around the intermediate to deep passing game. This is because the team wants to showcase Mike Evans’s height which allows him to leap over or in front of the defender to catch the ball. Furthermore, the team also wants to showcase the breakaway speed of Desean Jackson because they know that if he has man-to-man against a corner; corners would be unable to keep up with his pace. As a result, the coaching staff has developed a habit of giving Jameis Winston the intermediate to deep passing plays; focused on the slant, in, out, corner and post routes as well as streaks.

Although the offense increases the chances of significant plays happening to lead to quick scores; It opens the door for the team to have the ball for less time because of a quick touchdown, 3 and out or turnover. As a consequence of this, the defense is forced to go back on the field without the proper amount of rest. Which leads to the unit giving up more yards and points late in games because they are not able to regain some energy between possessions to be able to stop the opposing offense. In fact, according to teamrankings.com, the Buccaneers offense has been on the field for an average of “28:40” thus the defense is on the field for 31:20.

Due to this, it would behoove the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to drastically alter their offense from the intermediate to deep passing offense to a heavy run and play action attack. For instance, during the first two downs of a series, Jameis Winston should hand the ball off to the running backs in an attempt to force the opposing team to stack the box and set up a manageable third down. If the strategy was successful, the Texans called a play action pass where Jameis can fake the handoff and go in the opposite direction to throw the ball to the flat or the crossing route fifteen yards downfield. However, on occasion, Jameis can fake the handoff to freeze the defense momentarily which allowed the receivers to get some separation as they try to complete a slant, in or out route. As a result of this, the Buccaneers offense was able to stay on the field for a more extended period which means that the opposing team had less time to feast on their defense.

If the Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to implement the intermediate to deep passing offense, they will overexpose their defense causing them to lose close games. But if they alter the attack, the defense will get the proper rest between drives thus performing to their maximum potential increasing the likelihood of the team winning games.