Archive for December, 2020

Watt Named Steelers’ MVP

Thursday, December 31st, 2020

Mike Tomlin has a theory on what makes Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt go. T.J. is visiting from another planet, to be quite honest with you,” the longtime Pittsburgh head coach said this week when asked about Watt’s spectacular 2020. Technically, the youngest member of the Watt family in the NFL is from Wisconsin.

This may be the finale of the Sam Darnold Jets era

Thursday, December 31st, 2020

I know we all like to think of hypotheticals and what-ifs, but I’m a Jet right now and I love being here. I love the guys in the locker room and I love going to work every single day here. I absolutely believe my best days are ahead,” he later said, in talking about the dismal season.

Jason Witten set to break all-time games mark for tight ends

Thursday, December 31st, 2020

The Raiders signed him to a one-year deal for a veteran presence in the tight ends room and are pleased with what they got despite only 13 catches for 69 yards. He’s been great for the tight ends, he’s been great for me, he’s been great for our offense,” coach Jon Gruden said. Unfortunately, we have not been able to have a lot of team gatherings, team meals, team meetings because of the protocols and the quarantines and all that stuff.

Jason Witten set to break all-time games mark for tight ends

Thursday, December 31st, 2020

The Raiders signed him to a one-year deal for a veteran presence in the tight ends room and are pleased with what they got despite only 13 catches for 69 yards. He’s been great for the tight ends, he’s been great for me, he’s been great for our offense,” coach Jon Gruden said. Unfortunately, we have not been able to have a lot of team gatherings, team meals, team meetings because of the protocols and the quarantines and all that stuff.

Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick tests positive for COVID-19

Thursday, December 31st, 2020

Any debate about who should start for the Miami Dolphins this week at quarterback ended Thursday with backup Ryan Fitzpatrick's positive test for COVID-19. Fitzpatrick, who came off the bench to rescue his team last week, is expected to miss Sunday’s regular-season finale at Buffalo as Miami tries to clinch an AFC wild-card berth. The Dolphins placed Fitzpatrick on the reserve-COVID-19 list.

Green Bay Packers fear LT David Bakhtiari suffered season-ending ACL tear in practice, source says

Thursday, December 31st, 2020

The Green Bay Packers have lost one of the most important members of their high-powered offense, All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari, to what is believed to be a season-ending knee injury suffered in practice on Thursday, a source told ESPN. The primary diagnosis is a torn ACL, a source told ESPN, confirming a report by NFL Network. Bakhtiari will still need to undergo further tests to confirm that preliminary diagnosis.

A locked-down Europe bids a subdued good riddance to an awful year.

Thursday, December 31st, 2020

In Berlin, the traditional TV broadcast from the Brandenburg Gate went off without fireworks or live spectators. It is one of 56 popular New Year’s Eve spots around the city that the authorities are closing overnight in the hopes of dissuading outdoor gatherings, which are prohibited. Indoor get-togethers are limited to five adults from no more than two households.

2 Temple basketball games postponed due to virus

Thursday, December 31st, 2020

A positive COVID-19 test and ensuing contact tracing at Temple have postponed the Owls’ next two basketball games. The American Athletic Conference announced the postponements on Thursday. Temple had been set to host Memphis on Saturday and visit Tulane on Tuesday.

Panthers Tracks: 5 most important events in 2020 for the Carolina Panthers

Thursday, December 31st, 2020

The year started with Matt Rhule getting hired and ended with GM Marty Hurney’s firing.

J.J. Watt on his future with Texans: ‘There’s a whole lot of unknowns’

Thursday, December 31st, 2020

Sunday could be J.J. Watt’s last game with the Houston Texans – something the star defensive end acknowledged Thursday during a news conference. Watt’s six-year, $100 million contract, which he signed in 2014, expires after the 2021 season. He’s due a non-guaranteed $17.5 million base salary, meaning Houston could cut him without paying him anything.