Archive for August, 2020

Has 49ers’ Garoppolo improved? Training camp didn’t answer the question

Monday, August 31st, 2020

Last year, Jimmy Garoppolo threw five consecutive interceptions in the final training-camp practice the 49ers held at their facility. On Sunday, in the team’s final practice of camp, Garoppolo ended the session by throwing five consecutive short touchdown passes in a red-zone period. Was this a sign of Garoppolo’s progress slapping observers in the face?

Jason Witten: Jason Garrett will help Giants’ Daniel Jones ‘tremendously’

Monday, August 31st, 2020

I think he’s gonna find ways to get him in space, get him downhill, and I think the other thing for Saquon is just as a receiver, he’s gonna find ways to get him the ball in open space through the passing game that will obviously play to his strengths because he’s such a dynamic athlete in open space. The rare combination of being able to putting him between the tackles, getting on the perimeter, misdirection runs, all that.

Detroit Lions hope fans can return to Ford Field for game against Colts

Monday, August 31st, 2020

After announcing earlier in August that fans would not be attendance at Ford Field for the first two home games of the season, the Detroit Lions say they hope fans can return to the stadium as soon as Nov. 1 for their game against the Indianapolis Colts. There’s a lot of time thankfully for us between now and our third game of the season,” said Detroit Economic Club President Rod Wood on Monday. The way the schedule worked out, it’s Nov. 1 against the Colts.

AP source: NFL takes over Washington Football investigation

Monday, August 31st, 2020

The NFL has taken over the independent investigation into workplace conduct within the Washington Football Team, a person familiar with the situation said Monday. The person said Commissioner Roger Goodell discussed this step with owner Dan Snyder, who was supportive. After The Washington Post reported 15 female former employees saying they were sexually harassed during their time with the team, Snyder last month hired Washington law firm Wilkinson Walsh LLP to review the team's culture, policies and allegations of workplace misconduct.

Texans’ Charles Omenihu craves steady diet of big plays

Monday, August 31st, 2020

The food that my chef would make that I really like would be like pasta, and he’s really, really good with making chicken,” Omenihu said. I learned that I really like broccoli a lot, because I had to eat greens and really just dedicate myself to that. An NFL body isn’t built through broccoli, chicken and complex carbohydrates alone.

Sky’s Courtney Vandersloot dishes WNBA-record 18 assists in win over Fever

Monday, August 31st, 2020
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Courtney Vandersloot set a WNBA single-game record with 18 assists, helping the Chicago Sky beat the Indiana Fever 100-77 on Monday night.

Omar Kelly: Why not? Dolphins should claim recently released tailback Leonard Fournette.

Monday, August 31st, 2020

Since the Miami Dolphins are still in the collecting talent stage of this franchise's rebuild, there's no reason they shouldn't put in a waiver claim on recently released tailback Leonard Fournette. While the Dolphins have two starting caliber tailbacks in Jordan Howard and Matt Breida, both player's injury history indicates that Miami could use another front-line talent to supplement the ...

NFL: 49ers place star linebacker Fred Warner on COVID-19 list

Monday, August 31st, 2020

An incident like this, hoping that Fred is OK, is a quick reminder of how things can go and how we need to continue to be safe, take care of each other, protect each other, protect our family, continue to practice safe and healthy habits, social distancing,” teammate Arik Armstead said. It’s definitely a wakeup call and a reminder for all of us that just getting in the rhythm of going through camp of how important it is to continue to be on top of those things.

Revisiting Why Jacksonville Drafted Leonard Fournette

Monday, August 31st, 2020

• The backstory of Leonard Fournette is relevant today, as the former fourth overall pick hits the waiver wire, and (fair warning) what I'll write here is going to be painful for Jaguars fans to hear. After Gus Bradley was fired late in the 2016 season, the team started the process of finding a new coach—and a number of guys that interviewed for the job (Josh McDaniels and Kyle Shanahan were on the list) told the team in no uncertain terms that it needed to move on from 2014 first-rounder Blake Bortles. In fact, one reason Doug Marrone was able to win the promotion from interim coach was because he was pragmatic in his thought the process, and willing to try and get Bortles right.

Amid COVID-19 and emotional talks about social justice, Lucas Patrick thinks big-picture — and stays ready to fill in on Packers’ offensive line

Monday, August 31st, 2020

I’ve had the amazing opportunity to spend some great time and have some great conversations with men I love as brothers and open my eyes and open my heart. That’s what I just want to encourage people to do: Set aside where you can from, your differences, and listen with your heart and truly hear the words and the emotions that they’re expressing. I think that will help us become a better society — and hopefully fix some of these issues.