Archive for August, 2020

Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill calls coronavirus battle ‘an awful experience’

Monday, August 31st, 2020

“I thought I would be part of the 85 percent of the population that would have no or mild symptoms. I wasn’t.”

Niyo: Marvin Gaye’s Lions cameo a golden memory 50 years later

Monday, August 31st, 2020

It’s the one about the legendary Marvin Gaye and a football career that never quite got off the ground. The one about a friendship forged between a Motown legend and one of Detroit’s greatest gridiron stars. And specifically, the one about that job interview Gaye finally landed with the Lions, 50 years ago this summer, as he found solace in a time of grief while fulfilling a lifelong dream.

Ryan Shazier is not with Steelers; focusing on ‘transitional’ things, Tomlin says

Monday, August 31st, 2020

Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier is not with the team and is focusing on "transitional things in his life," according to head coach Mike Tomlin. "Ryan is not missing because of COVID (restrictions). Ryan is focused on some transitional things in his life, and that's where his focus is right now.

Sources: Chiefs agree to extensions with Andy Reid, GM Brett Veach

Monday, August 31st, 2020

The Kansas City Chiefs moved to secure their coaching and front-office futures by agreeing to terms of contract extensions through 2025 with coach Andy Reid and general manager Brett Veach, sources confirmed Monday to ESPN. News of the pending extensions was first reported by NFL Network. Reid and Veach joined the Chiefs in 2013, with Veach starting as a scout.

Graham Glasgow, Bradley Chubb sat out Monday’s practice

Monday, August 31st, 2020

Broncos coach Vic Fangio updated the conditions of starting right guard Graham Glasgow and starting outside linebacker Bradley Chubb on Monday. Both players left Saturday's practice early, and neither practiced Monday. Glasgow has a sprained right ankle. "He’s going to be out for the next few days at least," Fangio said. "Then we’ll see after [more]

82% of Browns fans predict 9 or more wins for Cleveland

Monday, August 31st, 2020

This past week, SB Nation Reacts polled the Dawgs By Nature community to ask whether fans think the Cleveland Browns will finish with over or under 8.5 wins. The results are in, and 82% of fans think the team will finish with 9 wins or more. That should be the expectation for the talent the Browns have on offense, but we’ll see his things actually turn out in a shortened offseason with a new head coach.

Arizona Cardinals O-line isn’t afraid of big goals; depth is improved

Monday, August 31st, 2020

I think it’s good to have high goals and I think for guys to really believe that, that’s a positive thing,” Kugler said. When you have a new staff and you’re implementing a new offense, you have to see what you have first. I think about midseason last year we started coming together as an offense and running the ball effectively and I think it opened up a lot of things.

Yes Cowboys fans, Dallas really does draft well.

Monday, August 31st, 2020

There are basically three metrics we're going to look at: Draft capital - the team's share of the league's overall draft capital (expressed as a percent) Draft value - the value of players drafted based upon ProFootballReference's "annual value" metric -again, expressed as a percent of the league's overall annual value from each draft Draft efficiency - the relationship between a team's draft value and their draft capital In simple terms, the analysis determines which teams best leveraged their ...

Bockhorst on Bresee’s talent: ‘It’s not like anything I’ve seen’

Monday, August 31st, 2020

Clemson redshirt junior offensive lineman Matt Bockhorst has faced some great defensive linemen in practice throughout his three-plus years as a Tiger, including “Power Rangers” Christian Wilkins, Dexter Lawrence, Clelin Ferrell and Austin Bryant. With that said, Bockhorst has never gone up against anybody quite like true freshman defensive lineman Bryan Bresee, the No. overall recruit in the 2020 class who enrolled at Clemson in January.

After loss to Celtics, Raptors’ VanVleet cheered up with family reunion

Monday, August 31st, 2020
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Fred VanVleet hadn't seen his family in more than two months. With his Toronto Raptors coming off a bad playoff loss, their long-awaited reunion was a great way to cheer him up. Players began reuniting with family members in the bubble Monday, giving them a feeling of home during a marathon road trip.