Posts Tagged ‘Football’

New Bears offense an eye-opener for QB Mitchell Trubisky

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky can see a huge difference after only three days running new coach Matt Nagy's offense. There's more to it than just the system for Trubisky, as the Bears ended their first minicamp under Nagy on Thursday with a greater knowledge of an offense they hope eventually elevates them from the depths of the NFC North. ''Just having a bunch of brilliant offensive minds around me, I'm just getting a lot of information,'' Trubisky said.

Report: 49ers will play at Packers on Monday Night Football

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

The 49ers will play at the Packers on Oct. 15, according to ESPN's Rob Demovsky. The last meeting between the franchises was on Oct. 4, 2015 -- a 17-3 Packers win at Levi's Stadium. Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers opened the 2012 season with a 30-22 win at Lambeau Field.

Brandon Marshall’s release from Giants will start inevitable Dez Bryant speculation

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

On Wednesday, Brandon Marshall let Dez Bryant know via a deleted Instagram post that there was “no room” for him on the New York Giants. Marshall, who has played for five franchises over 12 seasons but somehow has never made it to the playoffs, was cut by the Giants on Thursday. The official reason was that Marshall failed his physical.

Report: Peyton Manning turned down broadcasting gigs in part because he didn’t want to criticize Eli

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

On Thursday, there was a report that part of the reason Manning decided against broadcasting was because of little brother Eli Manning, quarterback of the New York Giants. Peyton Manning told Restaurant Business Magazine at a conference in Phoenix this week that he didn’t “want to be a critic at this point” and that he was enjoying being a fan. ESPN and Fox wanted Peyton Manning to become a broadcaster, but he turned them down – is part, reportedly, because he didn’t want to have to be critical of brother Eli.

Report: Jets will face the Browns on Thursday night in Week Three

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

A FOX executive recently suggested that the Thursday night schedule will include an improved slate of games. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the Browns will host the Jets to start Week Three, on a Thursday night. It’s possible that this will be an NFL Network-only contest, one of the various games that won’t be simulcast by FOX.

Browns GM Dorsey still open to ‘all options’ at No. 1

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

A week away from the 2018 NFL Draft, Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey told reporters Thursday that he remains open to "all options" with the No. 1 and No. 4 overall picks. Most have considered USC quarterback Sam Darnold the favorite to go No. 1 for the last several weeks, but Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen's name has gained steam recently. When asked about a Sports Illustrated report that a person close to Dorsey said the GM would take Allen, Dorsey emphasized his lack of contact with the outside world during draft season.

James White on Tom Brady: He knows what he’s doing

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

The Patriots continued their offseason work without quarterback Tom Brady on Thursday and his absence was a topic of questions for running back James White when White met with the media. Brady has returned from a trip to Qatar, but didn’t join the Patriots for the first phase of their offseason program, which has touched off a round of speculation about his plans and/or desires for 2018. White didn’t shed any light on those fronts, but didn’t seem preturbed about the quarterback’s absence.

Seahawks, Raiders kick off London NFL series

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

The Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders will kick off the NFL's London series games at Tottenham's new stadium on October 14, the league confirmed Thursday. A statement from the NFL confirming dates for the fixtures, added that the Tennessee Titans will face the Los Angeles Chargers at Wembley Stadium on October 21.

Under wraps: Browns GM Dorsey keeping draft plans private

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Browns general manager John Dorsey is old-school cool, from his wardrobe to keeping his plans for the upcoming NFL draft private. He's not tipping his hand. "You know," Dorsey said, "a man once told me: Don't show all your cards at once." Dorsey kept things close to the vest — or in his case, a white-and-orange team sweat shirt — on Thursday during a mandatory pre-draft news conference in which he sidestepped any questions about which quarterback he's considering with the No. 1 overall pick. For months, Cleveland fans have debated whether the team should select Southern Cal's Sam Darnold or Wyoming's Josh Allen or UCLA's Josh Rosen or Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield. Asked point blank, if he had made

2018 NFL mock draft: Browns get their QB

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

One week away, it remains unclear who the Cleveland Browns will take first overall in the 2018 NFL Draft, but the race appears to be between USC's Sam Darnold and Wyoming's Josh Allen. Both offer immense upside but could use time to develop, something