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Eric Reid blames self for “miscommunication” that led to seven kneelers

Hopefully Eric Reid does a better job of explaining his thoughts Tuesday than he did on Sunday. The veteran safety, who has kneeled during the national anthem since last year when he joined quarterback Colin Kaepernick at the start of the protests of racial inequality and police brutaility, took the blame for only seven 49ers [more]

Andy Reid on passing on FG: I do what my gut says to do

Chiefs coach Andy Reid opened himself up to second-guessing on Sunday afternoon when he opted to go for it on fourth-and-two from the Steelers’ 4-yard-line early in the fourth quarter. The Chiefs were down 12-3 and many thought kicking a field goal to make it a one-score game would have been the prudent thing for [more]

C.J. Anderson on Giants: “They kicked our (butt) tonight, plain and simple”

Some days, the analysis needs to cut deep, to get to the bottom of why a team lost. Some days, it’s not that hard. Broncos running back C.J. Anderson offered a simple explanation of their 23-10 loss to the Giants, and if you believe in Occam’s razor, you figure it’s true. “They kicked our [butt] [more]

Dirk Koetter: I did a horrible job getting team ready to play

The Buccaneers outscored the Cardinals 33-7 over the final 24 minutes of Sunday’s game in Arizona, which would have been great for Tampa if they hadn’t spotted Arizona a 31-point lead up to that point in the game. Those initial 26 minutes saw a totally hapless Buccaneers team get beaten in every phase of the [more]

Martavis Bryant: I’m happy to be a Steeler

Shortly after the Steelers beat the Chiefs on Sunday afternoon, a report surfaced about one of their players being unhappy with his situation in Pittsburgh. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported that wide receiver Martavis Bryant wants to be traded and that those around the team are well aware that he’s unhappy. Bryant seemed to [more]

Ben McAdoo on giving up play calling: The whole locker room needed me this week

The Giants got their first win of the season in Denver on Sunday night and it came after head coach Ben McAdoo made a big change to the way he’s doing his job. McAdoo was the team’s offensive play caller for all of last season and the first five games of this season, but offensive [more]

Aaron Rodgers injury may usher in a radical rules change, and other Week 6 thoughts

The hit that broke Aaron Rodgers‘ collarbone on Sunday wasn’t illegal. Maybe it should be. Vikings outside linebacker Anthony Barr hit Rodgers just after Rodgers released a pass, and the two of them tumbled to the turf with Barr on top of Rodgers. That rather ordinary hit broke Rodgers’ collarbone and dramatically affected the entire [more]

Sunday Night wrap-up: Ben McAdoo gains by giving up control

Before Sunday night, every button Ben McAdoo pushed this year was the wrong one. For a night at least, his decisions turned out to be the right ones. The Giants stunned the Broncos, winning 23-10 on the road to improve to 1-5 on the season. That result of one game shouldn’t obscure the mess the [more]

Titans snub was last straw for Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick remained patience for months. His patience finally ran out, and he filed a claim for collusion. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the final straw came when the Titans snubbed Kaepernick after the hamstring injury suffered two weeks ago by starter Marcus Mariota. Instead, the Titans worked out Brandon Weeden, Matt [more]

Emmanuel Sanders out with ankle injury

The Giants aren’t going to feel sorry for them, for sure. But the Broncos are running out of wide receivers. Emmanuel Sanders was just carted off the field after he was hit low by Giants safety Landon Collins. Sanders had to be helped off the field, unavble to put any weight on his right leg. [more]

Tyreek Hill does not have a concussion

The Chiefs got some good news after their first loss: Wide receiver Tyreek Hill does not have a concussion, a source told PFT. Coach Andy Reid said after the game that Hill and running back Charcandrick West both were being evaluated for concussions, but the Chiefs have cleared Hill. Hill took a hard hit at [more]

Giants dominating the Broncos, Trevor Siemian injured

The Giants are proving why past results are not an indicator of future performance. The Broncos can only hope that’s true. Despite their 0-5 record and every bad thing that’s happened to them this year, the Giants are manhandling the Broncos in the first half, and hold a 17-3 lead after Janoris Jenkins returned an [more]

Report: Martavis Bryant unhappy in Pittsburgh, requests a trade

Talented but troubled Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant could be on the way out, if he gets his way. Bryant has requested that the Steelers trade him, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The report says the Steelers are well aware that Bryant is unhappy. Although Bryant has played in all six games this year, he [more]

Tarik Cohen becomes shortest player to throw touchdown pass in 83 years

On Sunday, Tarik Cohen became the first Bears rookie running back to throw a touchdown pass since Gale Sayers in 1965. That’s not the only piece of history Cohen made. According to NFL Research, Cohen is the first person standing 5’6? or shorter to throw a touchdown pass since Wee Willie Smith did it in [more]

Giants get a touchdown, then a turnover

The Giants are making plays on both sides of the ball, all of a sudden. After Eli Manning led a touchdown drive to give them a 10-0 lead at Denver, Landon Collins followed with an interception to give them a chance to pad that lead. Now, they ended up punting, but that doesn’t discount the [more]

Adrian Peterson: This was the opportunity I’ve been waiting for

After being traded to the Cardinals this week, Adrian Peterson insisted he has “so much left” in the tank despite running on empty for his brief time in New Orleans. He did his best to prove himself right on Sunday against the Buccaneers. Peterson ran 26 times for 134 yards and two touchdowns in the [more]

Tyreek Hill, Charcandrick West being evaluated for concussions

Today’s game in Kansas City may have been costly for the Chiefs beyond just losing their first game of the season. Chiefs coach Andy Reid said after today’s game that Tyreek Hill and Charcandrick West are both being evaluated for concussions. Hill appeared to suffer a concussion when he took a hard hit at the [more]

Leonard Fournette said he’s “fine” after injury scare

Leonard Fournette‘s injury looked worse than it turned out to be, much to the relief of the Jaguars and their fans. Jaguars coach Doug Marrone and Fournette both confirmed the rookie running back’s right ankle is fine. “I am all right,” Fournette said, via quotes distributed by the team. “I just twisted my ankle. I [more]

Ben McAdoo lets coordinator call plays tonight

Ben McAdoo said he’d consider giving up play-calling a few weeks ago, but he didn’t. Perhaps being 0-5 convinced him it was time. NBC’s Al Michaels mentioned during the broadcast that McAdoo had yielded play-calling responsibilities to offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan. That’s a big concession for a guy who was hired for his offensive acumen [more]

Giants score first, of course

The Giants are 0-5. The Giants are out of players on offense, such that they had enough to begin with. The Giants are playing the league’s top defense on the road. The Giants scored the first points of the game on their first chance. #asexpected Even though it was just a field goal, it felt [more]

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