Archive for January, 2021

Report: Texans Players ‘Turned Off’ by Team Not Interviewing Robert Saleh for HC

Sunday, January 31st, 2021

The New York Jets hired Robert Saleh as their head coach this offseason, but the former San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator was apparently a popular choice in the Houston Texans locker room as well. Peter King broke down the situation in his latest Football Morning in America column, noting Saleh was a favorite of Deshaun Watson's. What's more, the team not interviewing him for its head coaching vacancy before ultimately hiring David Culley "turned off the locker room."

NFL conducts virtual Pro Bowl without any Cincinnati Bengals, but Jessie Bates might make all-star game soon

Sunday, January 31st, 2021

However, when the Pro Bowl rosters were revealed -- players are determined by the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches – Bates was a notable name left off the squad. The Steelers’ Minkah Fitzpatrick, Denver Broncos’ Justin Simmons and Kansas City Chiefs’ Tyrann Mathieu were the AFC Pro Bowl safeties this year. I think he's very deserving.

3 Early Free Agents The Titans Must Target This Offseason

Sunday, January 31st, 2021

The Tennessee Titans remain one of the more intriguing teams in the NFL heading into the 2021-22 campaign as the AFC South franchise has no doubt found immense success over the course of the last several seasons despite having some serious issues on defense — especially in 2020-21. With the emergence of quarterback Ryan Tannehill, running back Derrick Henry taking the league by storm, and up-and-coming wide receiver A.J. Brown already reaching the Pro Bowl, the Titans are slated to remain quite ...

McDavid, Draisaitl combine for 11 points as Oilers down Senators

Sunday, January 31st, 2021
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Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl combined for 11 points in an Edmonton Oilers victory over the Ottawa Senators Sunday night.

NFL Draft Prospect Spotlight: Zaven Collins

Sunday, January 31st, 2021

Now, we’ll talk about arguably the most awarded defensive player of 2020, Tulsa linebacker Collins won both the Bronko Nagurski and Chuck Bednarik awards recognizing the best defensive player in college football. As the 2020 AAC defensive player of the year, Collins totaled 54 tackles and 11.5 tackles for loss along with four sacks from his off-ball linebacker spot. He also racked up a ton of turnovers, showing his ability in overage by recording four interceptions and forcing two fumbles.

Canada looks to get ATP Cup campaign off to flying start against defending champs Serbia

Sunday, January 31st, 2021
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After a wildly successful debut in 2020, the ATP Cup kicks off in more subdued circumstances in Melbourne on Monday with Novak Djokovic looking to get champions Serbia off to a flying start against Canada in the truncated team-based event.

Washington Football Team president discusses racism in NFL, efforts to change squad’s culture

Sunday, January 31st, 2021

Wright, 38, a former running back who is now the league's youngest and first Black team president, was hired in August to oversee Washington's business operations and help it improve its workplace culture in the wake of sexual-harassment and verbal-abuse allegations by former employees. "When I did my due diligence in the beginning, what I heard from everybody around the organization was a dogged commitment to creating a culture that did not have that and putting everything in place that was nee...

Bills offseason spotlight: Quarterback

Sunday, January 31st, 2021

Wait to see how 2021 and maybe even 2022 play out by exercising his fifth-year option. The franchise-tag option would then remain in play for 2023 if no new agreement is reached. Three seasons is an eternity in the NFL.

How the Jared Goff trade impacts the Browns’ decision on Baker Mayfield’s contract extension this offseason

Sunday, January 31st, 2021

Carson Wentz, picked right after Goff at No. in 2016 by the Eagles, was so broken in 2020 that the club fired head coach Doug Pederson and hired former Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni to try to save Wentz’s career. Sirianni spent the past three seasons as offensive coordinator for the Colts under Frank Reich, who coached Wentz (average of $32 million a year for No.

Tom Brady vs. Patrick Mahomes: It’s been an even battle so far

Sunday, January 31st, 2021

Mahomes added a 20-yard TD pass to Hill in the third quarter to make it a 17-point game. Mahomes threw for 462 yards and three TDs, with Hill leading the way with 13 catches for 269 yards. Brady threw two TD passes in the fourth quarter to cut the deficit to three points with 4:10 to play, but Mahomes then ran for two first downs and converted another on a third-down pass to Hill that iced the game.