Month: October 2021

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Josh Norman says football is 'barbaric,' and that's why he loves it

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  • Night net Redskins cornerback Josh Norman was all ov夜网论坛er the "Fox Night net Sunday" pregame show, talking up today's hotly-anticipated matchup with Odell Beckham Jr. of the Giants.But for me, Norman's most interesting quotes this week were about the game of football itself in Derek Jeter's online magazine: The Players' Tribune. MORE: Cam Newton's T-shirt features Martin Luther King quotesNorman recalled his crazy Week 15 game against Beckham last season that generated fines and suspensions. Some people were offended by the two stars basically engaging in a street brawl. Too bad, writes Norman. They missed the "beauty" of it.And the "truth."Since he put on a football helmet as a kid, Norman thought of himself as a "savage" with a "seek-and-destroy" mindset.Football is about 22 guys trying to "obliterate" each other, he writes. That's why he loves it so.Football is barbaric. It’s animalistic. It’s my will versus your will. It’s all those things. But it’s not unfair. That’s why I love it.Don't look for a sequel to last year's dogfight during today's Giants vs. Redskins game.Fox's Erin Andrews noted the refs pulled both Norman and Beckham aside for pregame chats , warning them not to turn Sunday's game into another mockery.The warning has had its effect. On one early play, Norman picked up Beckham. But instead of hurling him to the turf as he did last year, he just let him go.The day is still young, however.[......]

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    Chip Kelly not yet ready to make change at QB

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  • Night net null null null null Blaine Gabbert accounted for two of three San Francisco turnovers in Thursday night's 33-21 loss to the Cardinals.But even with Gabbert's interceptions and the 49ers' struggles to sustain drives, coach Chip Kelly never thought about making a quarterback change during the game. MORE: Week 5 Power RankingsHe wouldn't discuss the quarterback situation following the game, but did say all positions would be evaluated over the next couple of games, including whether a change from Gabbert to former starter Colin Kaepernick is warranted. "I don't think tonight we're going to talk about that," Kelly told reporters at Levi's Stadium. "We're going to go and look at everything. We've got a couple days off here in terms of getting ready for Buffalo and then we'll assess the film and then we'll move from there. But we're not talking about who's playing in a game 10 days from now."Nobody played well on offense."Gabbert was 18 of 31 for 162 yards with a touchdown, and ran for 70 yards on 10 attempts to add another late score. His two interce[......]

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    Browns fans believe more in Ohio State

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  • Night net null null NCAA Football 夜网论坛 null null The Browns are 0-4 after losing two quarterbacks, two receivers and playing bad football. But just how bad are the Browns? Would they lose to the No. 2 team in the nation, the Ohio State Buckeyes?People in Ohio seem to think so, at least according to a poll conducted by Public Policy Polling. And this isn't a minority of people, either. According to the results, 62 percent of people in Ohio believe Ohio State would beat the Browns. Only 23 percent say the Browns would win, while 15 percent are unsure. MORE: Week 5 picksIt's also worth noting that when asked, "Would you say you are more of a Bengals fan or a Browns fan?" the responses were 43 percent Browns fans, 29 percent Bengals and 28 percent neutral. Considering the majority of people polled were Browns fans, it seems like this is just people being upset with the state of the team. Many should realize that there is no chance the Buckeyes would beat the Browns, no matte[......]

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    Panthers don't fear NFC South despite bad start, according to ex-teammate

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  • Night net EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — When it comes to respect for the NFC South’s other teams, the Carolina Panthers have none.So says an ex-Panthers player who keeps in close contact with some of his former teammates. Minnesota cornerback Captain Munnerlyn told Sporting News that the Panthers internally aren’t panicked after their 1-3 start. The reason is the belief that the division is still theirs for the taking even with Atlanta (3-1) having opened a two-game lead over Carolina, New Orleans (1-3) and Tampa Bay (1-3).“I’ve still got friends on the team and I still talk to those guys almost every week. They definitely are a confident group of guys,” said Munnerlyn, who played with the Panthers from 2009 to 2013. “I talked to [Panthers linebacker] Thomas Davis and he’s like, ‘It’s okay, man. We’re going to be alright.’ “They feel like their division is not that good. They feel like they still can win their division. They won it before at 7-8-1 (in 2014) so they feel like they have just got to punch their ticket.”MORE: Night net Week 5 picks — Do Panthers have reason to panic?The Vikings (4-0) knocked Carolina out of the NFC South lead in Week Three with a 24-10 road triumph. Minnesota entered as a seven-point underdog coming off the loss of star running back Adrian Peterson to a knee injury the previous week against Green Bay. Sam Bradford also was making his first road start as Vikings quarterback and the Panthers[......]

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    Odell Beckham Jr.'s emotions and Rams' cheap-shot reputation converge in London

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  • Night net BAGSHOT, England — Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has trouble controlling his emotions. The Rams have a reputation for cheap shots.This volatile combination led to a wild melee the last time Beckham and the Rams played in December 2014. Rams head coach Jeff Fisher doesn’t want a repeat Sunday when the two teams play in London. WEEK 7 PICKS: Straight up | Against the spread“We’re not anticipating anything,” Fisher said Thursday after the team’s practice at nearby Pennyhill Park. “We’re just going to play. It was something that got out of hand with respect to both teams. But we’re not going out and showing that (in film). We’re drawing on what they can do offensively. “It’s a weekly discussion — just don’t hurt our team regardless of what happens or the reaction of an opponent. Don’t put yourself in that position.”That’s something easier said than done for both Beckham and the Rams.The aforementioned incident between the parties stemmed from Beckham taking umbrage with two hits near the sideline. Rams linebacker Alec Ogletree responded after the second one by shoving Beckham in the face while on the ground, leading to a brawl that resulted in four ejections. Beckham ($10,000) was among nine players fined a total of roughly $105,000 by the Night net.“It was his rookie year,” Fisher said. “I think he’s learned from it.”Actually, not much has changed since then among both parties. Los Angeles夜网论坛 came u[......]

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    Breast cancer victims should be pissed at getting more pink than green from Night net

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  • Night net In the slightly bastardized words of Jay Z:Pledge your allegiance.Get y’all pink tees on.All pink everything.Pink cards, pink cars, all pink everything. MORE: Poor play, referee-controlled games turning Night net fans awayWe have reached that time of the year again when The World Goes Pink and The Night net Cares. Or is that the NBA? Football Is Family, or so goes the rallying cry of The League. And what family, when 1 of 8 of its girl members get a potentially fatal disease, does not dress in pink and sell pink merchandise and give a nominal amount of the profits to help said family member?Your Night net “family” does, of course, and just think of all the money raised.Which brings us to The Pink Elephant on the field. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/66/81/nfl-stadiums-breast-cancer-awareness-getty-ftrjpg_qxb1ney4awvu1tg7ll9z5nwld.jpg?t=-588535153&w=500&quality=80 Gillette Stadium goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (Getty)As the Wall Street Journal noted recently, the almost (or was the word they used nearly?) $2 million raised every year since 2009 seems a little paltry when you realize this is a $12 billion a year industry.A more cynical person might posit that this is just a way to sell jerseys, to market to women, to change their image from Greg Hardy-administered black eyes to women-saving pink towels.Oh right, I am[......]

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    Who are the Packers' running backs in Week 7?

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  • Night net null null null null The Packers are struggling offensively, and losing their only two running backs certainly doesn't help. Green Bay was doing just fine with the two backs on its roster, Eddie Lacy and James Starks, until both suffered serious injuries at the same time.They have been ruled out of Thursdayl's matchup against the Bears, which leaves them with a decision to make in a short week. The team made some moves and has put itself in the best possible position. WEEK 7 PICKS: Straight up | Against the spreadHere's what we know about the players expected to get some playing time. Ty MontgomeryThe 6-foot, 216-pound receiver has experience as a running back and returner, and will likely see the most touches for Green Bay. ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky told Sirius XM's fantasy show Thursday morning that Montgomery "will get the majority of the running back reps" Thursday night.This isn't a major surprise, considering we saw Montgomery get carries last week and he's been on the team longer. He was also seen getting fi夜网论坛rst-team reps throughou[......]

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    Joe Namath to legitimately injured Geno Smith: 'My bad'

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  • Night net The Jets' quarterback drama, both on and off the field, has been put to rest this week.That's about the only positive to be found in Geno Smith's season-ending ACL tear. STEELE: Fitzpatrick ree夜网论坛ks of entitlementLegendary Jets quarterback Joe Namath prematurely criticized Smith during Sunday's win over the Ravens as the quarterback stood on the sideline in the second half with a knee injury. He asked, "How bad can it be?" Pretty bad, as we learned Monday.Whoops.Namath issued his apology to Smith via Twitter on Tuesday.@GenoSmith7 My bad Geno. In the dark ages we players had the say. I hope you heal and play as long as you choose! Joe— Joe Namath (@RealJoeNamath) October 25, 2016As for Ryan Fitzpatrick, who took over for the injured Smith after being benched last week, the drama continues thanks to his odd sense of entitlement. He's the starter moving forward despite his perception of the organization's trust.As far as coach Todd Bowles is concerned, Fitzpatrick can keep whining.[......]

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    Tom Brady proves he doesn't need a full season to win MVP

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  • Night net The Night net refused to relent in going after Tom Brady. So excuse the Patriots quarterback if he couldn't help making up for lost time.Brady, barring injury or some other ridiculous suspension, will play only 12 regular-season games in 2016. That's plenty for him to win league MVP. MORE: Patriots-Bills highlights | Week 8 scoreboardYes, New England did go 3-1 to start the season without Brady. Yes, there are several other good candidates who didn't more probably than not deflate footballs. Brady would have to play at an insanely high level for the league to accept the nightmare of him getting its most prized individual award for the third time, and for the first time in six seasons.It's happening.When we last saw the Patriots play the Bills, in Week 4 during the fourth and final game of Brady's suspension, New England couldn't score and lost, 16-0.Fast-forward to Sunday's rematch in Buffalo, Brady's fourth game from suspension. The Patriots dominated, 41-25. Brady was 22-of-33 for 315 yards, 4 TDs, zero INTs and a sparkling 137.0 passer rating.That rating actually improved his number over his first three games back, which was an Night net-leading 132.6. He went in averaging 335 yards per game with 8 TDs to no picks.He comes out of Week 8 with 1,319 yards and 12 TDs. Over his version of a "full" 2016 season, No. 12 is looking at 3,957 yards and 36 TDs.MORE: Phallic object thrown on field at Bills-Patr[......]

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    Night net took small step in Week 9 toward recapturing its magic

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  • Night net The smallest slate of Sunday games this season produced something the Night net was sorely lacking during the 2016 campaign: smiles.There were LOL moments such as Pittsburgh’s Chris Boswell whiffing on a fancy onside kick attempt in horrific fashion, Oakland punter Marquette King imitating the dance moves of Denver all-star linebacker Von Miller and Lambeau Field being invaded by a squirrel that delayed action in the Indianapolis-Green Bay game. MORE: Poor play has put the 'No' in AFC, NFC NorthKansas City tight end Travis Kelce turned the tables on the referees in absurd fashion — and was subsequently ejected — by throwing his towel at an official after being flagged. The only thing missing was Austin Powers and a shoe.The viral crowd was amused when the Giants and Cowboys both did the “Mannequin Challenge” after winning their respective games.And the best news of all — exciting football with eight of 11 games decided by eight points or fewer. No contest ended more spectacularly than when Detroit wide receiver Golden Tate flipped himself into the end zone for the game-winning touchdown against Minnesota in overtime. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/9/28/goldentateflip-getty-ftr-110716jpg_onplsaqqvstg16w101ree2mr3.jpg?t=1065219376&w=500&quality=80 Put all this together and Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman should be thrilled.It wa[......]

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