Archive for the ‘American Football’ Category

The 3-2-1 Column: Capel’s criticism, the WPIAL, QB recruiting and more

Friday, February 14th, 2020

We have to get to a point where this really bothers you and have to change it. No one is going to feel sorry for us, no team in this league is going to feel sorry for us. So we have to grow up and we have to understand we are the ones that have to change it.

Ron Rivera is hoping to bring Trent Williams back into the fold in D.C.: ‘He’s still our guy’

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

When Ron Rivera coaches his first game in Washington D.C., he's hoping Trent Williams will be on the field with him. Rivera will meet with Williams to discuss the offensive lineman's future. Rivera made it clear he wants to have Williams around, telling NBCS Washington, “He's still our guy.

Super Bowl 2020: Patrick Mahomes ushers in the NFL’s new era

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Sure, Patrick Mahomes had brought the Chiefs back from double-digit deficits in the last two playoff games, but never this late in the game. Mahomes found Tyreek Hill all but wide open in the middle of the field, connecting for a brilliant, game-flipping 44-yard pass. The Chiefs still had 21 yards to go to even cut the game to one possession, but it was right there, in that moment, you knew: Mahomes is going to get this done.

After much confusion, Cowboys did defer to start the game

Sunday, December 15th, 2019

The Cowboys did defer after winning the coin toss, even though referee Walt Anderson announced the Cowboys had chosen to kickoff. Confusion reigned after Anderson twice asked Dak Prescott whether he wanted to kickoff and then announced the Cowboys would kickoff. Fox rules analyst Mike Pereira said the Cowboys would kickoff twice, adding to the uncertainty of the situation.

Report: Bears pick up 5th-year option on OLB Leonard Floyd

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Report: Bears pick up 5th-year option on OLB Leonard Floyd originally appeared on nbcsportschicago.com Leonard Floyd will be back with the Bears in 2020. According to ESPN's Field Yates, Chicago is picking up Floyd's 5th-year option: It's not at all surprising, given that Bears GM Ryan Pace confirmed they'd be doing that during his end-of-year press conference: "I think with Leonard, that's a fair question," Pace said. "Our plan is to pick up that fifth-year option.

An angry Doug Pederson not happy with report that Nick Foles will start Week 1

Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

Doug Pederson, perhaps being inspired by Nick Saban angrily answering a fair question about his quarterbacks on national television Saturday night, was snippy with the media on Sunday. Pederson wasn’t happy with a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport that Nick Foles would start at quarterback in Week 1. Since Carson Wentz hasn’t been cleared for contact — Pederson admitted that in his angry news conference on Sunday — it isn’t a huge surprise that Foles would start against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night.