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Jim Caldwell on contract: If we win, everything takes care of itself

In March, Lions coach Jim Caldwell was asked about his lack of a contract beyond the 2017 season and he said he wasn’t worried about it. Sean McDonough and Jon Gruden did some worrying about it for him during ESPN’s broadcast of Detroit’s win over the Giants on Monday night, pointing out that it’s unusual [more]

The Bucs have a strange weakness: Case Keenum

If Sam Bradford remains fine, but not the kind of fine that can actually play in football games, the Vikings may still be fine. In part, because backup quarterback Case Keenum kind of owns the Buccaneers. Via Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, Keenum could become the first quarterback to beat Jameis Winston three [more]

Wednesday morning one-liners

The Patriots have the worst defense in the NFL, according to the stats at Football Outsiders. Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi had 122 yards in the opener, giving him the best yards per game average of any running back in the NFL. Bills RB LeSean McCoy has reeled off three runs of 20 yards or longer, [more]

Giants coach Ben McAdoo considering giving up play-calling duties

Ben McAdoo was hired because he was supposedly good at offense. The Giants have not been good at offense. So the second-year head coach is considering making “drastic” changes this week, which could include him giving up play-calling responsibilities. Monday’s loss to the Giants was the eighth straight game in which the Giants have scored [more]

Joe Thomas on Zeke Elliott: “You have to learn how to lose”

Much has been said by many about Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott‘s lack of hustle following the Chris Harris Jr. interception on Sunday, from wagging fingers to making excuses to many things in between. Browns left tackle Joe Thomas, appearing on PFT Live, had the best (and perhaps only) explanation regarding the reasons for Elliott’s [more]

Saints cornerback Sterling Moore suffers pectoral injury

This is exactly what the Saints don’t need, an injury to a member of the league’s worst defense. According to Josh Katzenstein of the of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Saints cornerback Sterling Moore suffered a pectoral injury during Sunday’s loss to the Patriots. He’s in the process of getting additional opinions on the injury now, [more]

Seahawks’ Paul Richardson caught game-winning TD after dislocating finger

Wide receiver Paul Richardson caught the game-winning touchdown pass for the Seattle Seahawks in their 12-9 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Richardson managed to do so despite dislocating his finger on the eighth play of the game. A pass from Russell Wilson short-hopped Richardson and caught him in his ring finger on [more]

Terrelle Pryor asks Cody Davis not to hit him in the knees

With just under seven minutes remaining in Sunday’s victory over the Los Angeles Rams, Washington Redskins receiver Terrelle Pryor caught a 9-yard pass from Kirk Cousins that was negated by a holding penalty against left tackle Trent Williams. Pryor was hit just after catching the ball and tackled by Rams safety Cody Davis. While the [more]

Broncos’ Brandon Marshall chides fans on Twitter confusing him for Giants’ Brandon Marshall

While New York Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall was catching just one pass for 17 yards and dropping a critical throw in Monday night’s loss to the Detroit Lions, fans began tweeting their complaints and grievances at Brandon Marshall. Only the Brandon Marshall they were tweeting was, in some cases, not the Brandon Marshall they [more]

DeMaurice Smith unanimously elected NFLPA executive director again

NFL players union chief DeMaurice Smith’s term was extended by a vote on Tuesday. (AP) It’s like a boxing card that’s announced years ahead of time: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell vs. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith, comingShow More Summary

How the nation's finest keep up with the NFL while overseas

Every Sunday in the fall, thousands of fans pack into NFL stadiums and millions more find a comfy seat in front of a television to enjoy a day full of football. But the men and women defending our country miss out on sharing the day following the nation’s most popular sport. Show More Summary

No nostalgia for Goff as he leads Rams back to Bay Area

No nostalgia for Jared Goff as he leads Rams back to Bay Area to face 49ers        

Seahawks insist Eddie Lacy still has role after being healthy scratch

It was a bit surprising to see Eddie Lacy among Seattle’s seven inactives for Sunday’s 12-9 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. Lacy was a healthy scratch for Seattle as the Seahawks had just one player inactive for injury reasons. The Seahawks kept Thomas Rawls, Chris Carson and C.J. Prosise as their three active running [more]

Huge Wednesday PFT Live is coming

Wednesday’s PFT Live features not one or two but three guests who also are current players. Relevant and impactful players, too. In addition to a two-part visit with Browns tackle Joe Thomas, Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones and Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. join the show. Each had interesting and compelling things to say, which [more]

Deshaun Watson could make things interesting in New England

The Texans get yet another crack at the Patriots with yet another quarterback. Maybe this time it will be different. Apart from the fact that the New England defense has struggled relative to its past standard in 2017, the Patriots at times have had a hard time corralling and containing quarterbacks who are fleet of [more]

Fifth Circuit ruling in Ezekiel Elliott case could come at any time, in theory

The NFL had asked for a ruling on the question of whether the injunction blocking Ezekiel Elliott‘s suspension as soon as Tuesday. Tuesday is nearly over, and there’s been no ruling. As one source with knowledge of the situation has explained it to PFT, a ruling in theory could happen at any time. That doesn’t [more]

Chris Thompson brings consistency to Washington Redskins offense

The expectations of the Washington Redskins offense to sustain their efficiency has been well documented. Quarterback Kirk Cousins, running backs Robert Kelley and Samaje Perine, wide receiver Terrelle Pryor, and tight end Jordan Reed are expected to play vital roles in maintaining that high offensive standard. Show More Summary

Chris Long: 'Together we can have a huge impact'

Chris Long wanted to help after seeing "hatred and bigotry" in summer protests.        

NFLPA re-appoints De Smith executive director

The campaign is over before it even really began. The NFL Players Association selection committee has unanimously determined to keep DeMaurice Smith as the executive director, consistent with a process that the union adopted to avoid the 10-candidate clusterfudge that unfolded in 2015. The 14-member selection committee could have determined to open the job up [more]

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