Posts Tagged ‘Football’

Kyler Murray will lead a fast-paced offense with Cardinals

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

I saw and heard nothing in my day here as evidence of anything other than Murray being a football nerd in training camp, studying the Kliff Kingsbury offense, pushing Kingsbury to take the reins off him so he can actually play the attacking version of the game he loves instead of the milquetoast show-nothing preseason version. The only non-football thing he does, in the Renaissance Hotel next door to the Cards' stadium, where they hold camp practices, is try to kill teammates at Fortnite. Not much bothers him,” Kingsbury said Saturday afternoon, “except, I think, losing at Fortnite.

Vikings top Seahawks 25-19 behind crisp preseason passing

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

The pressure is on Minnesota's offense to improve, and a more productive passing attack will depend partially on a diversified group of targets for Kirk Cousins. Rookie tight end Irv Smith Jr. and backup wide receiver Brandon Zylstra each had touchdown receptions, and the Vikings used a versatile offense to beat the Seahawks 25-19 in a preseason matchup. ''I honestly thought it was a really positive night,'' said Cousins, who went 6 for 8 for 68 yards.

Jets RB Bell won’t play in preseason

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell will not play in the preseason, head coach Adam Gase told reporters Sunday, meaning his first action since the end of the 2017 season will come in Week 1 against the Buffalo Bills. Gase told reporters the decision was reinforced by starting linebacker Avery Williamson tearing his ACL in Thursday's preseason game. "I was 99.9 percent sure what we were going to do," Gase said of the plan for Bell.

6 months later, NFL’s Colin Kaepernick settlement has failed to buy silence

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Last February, the NFL was supposed to have bought a resolution to its Colin Kaepernick problem. The league had paid the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback to go away, reaching a collusion case settlement with Kaepernick and Eric Reid. First came the video drops from Kaepernick reminding everyone that he's “still ready” and has been “denied work” by the NFL.

DK Metcalf to undergo knee surgery, still could play Week One

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Seahawks rookie DK Metcalf did not play in Sunday's preseason game against the Vikings. “DK's got an injury to his knee that we found after a couple of days. It happened a few days back,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll revealed after Seattle's 25-19 loss to the Vikings.

Seahawks vs. Vikings highlights | Preseason Week 2

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Watch the highlights from the preseason Week 2 game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Minnesota Vikings. Watch this game on FOX

Jets coach Adam Gase blames himself for starting LB’s season-ending injury

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

The New York Jets were dealt a significant blow on Friday with the news that starting inside linebacker Avery Williamson had torn his ACL during a preseason game. All major preseason injuries are tough, but what made Williamson's injury even more regrettable was that he was playing while all of the Jets' other starters had been pulled from the game. In an age where basically every firm starter is off the field by the end of the first quarter, if he plays at all, during the first two weeks of preseason, Williamson was playing late into the second quarter against the Atlanta Falcons.

NFL notebook: Raiders GM Mayock weighs in on WR Brown

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

The Oakland Raiders' Antonio Brown was absent from practice Sunday, and general manager Mike Mayock sounded fed up with the star wideout. "Y'all know that AB is not here today, right?" Mayock said, addressing reporters in a video that was distributed on the Oakland Raiders' Twitter page. Brown was a full participant in the team's walkthrough on Saturday, but he has had only one full-speed practice and two walkthroughs, in part because he was recovering from foot blisters caused by a cryotherapy mishap and lately because of the helmet issue.

Gase: Bell won’t make Jets debut until regular season

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Le'Veon Bell's debut with the New York Jets will not come until the regular season after Adam Gase announced the star running back will be held out of the final two preseason games. Gase says Sunday he was leaning toward that decision, but a season-ending knee injury to linebacker Avery Williamson in the Jets' preseason loss at Atlanta on Thursday night sealed it. Bell has looked good in training camp after sitting out all last season in a contract dispute with Pittsburgh.

Doug Baldwin on Antonio Brown’s helmet issue: ‘There’s no reason not to have safer, better equipment’

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Antonio Brown made another stand in his everlasting helmet battle. The Oakland Raiders receiver held out of practice Sunday over a dispute with the NFL, which is requiring him to switch from his old Schutt AiR Advantage helmet to a newer, safer model — just like it did with the rest of the league — which prompted a clear response from the Raiders front office. Longtime Seattle Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin, who retired after last season, understands where Brown is coming from.