The Patriots had to make a choice with Garoppolo.
His contract was coming up at the end of the year, and New England either had to resign him, trade him or let him walk. They decided to deal him, which left a lot of people scratching their heads.
Garoppolo has since taken over as the starting quarterback of the 49ers and he has led the team 4-0 in the process. He is looking like everything the pundits were making him out to be, and that is why Ninkovich is so miffed at the situation.
I’m not a GM, Ninkovich said. I don’t know the perfect answer here, but it’s hard when I see a guy that’s really talented �� He’s accurate. He can move in the pocket. He’s smart. He understands how to manage a game and that’s what you want in your quarterback is a game manager. He understands the right thing to do in different situations.
You can’t control reffing, Huestis said. At the end of the day, I’m a perfectionist. I put it on myself to maybe play a little better defense and stop him from spinning baseline, period. So that’s something I take seriously, and I think I need to work on not even letting him get there in the first place. Missed calls happen. It’s not something you can control.
Antetokounmpo finished with 23 points on 10-of-16 shooting, 12 rebounds and six assists as the Bucks swept a road back-to-back against the Minnesota Timberwolves and Thunder.
Still, the team ranks 24th in both total offense and total defense, and another offseason of roster changes �� though not as sweeping as last offseason �� appears to be in the cards.
Several starters, including big names such as disgruntled DE Muhammad Wilkerson and limping RB Matt Forte, aren’t expected back and free agency could rob the team of TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, MLB Demario Davis and G Dakota Dozier.
The Tide, which began the season in Atlanta beating Florida State , will return to Mercedes-Benz Stadium next Monday night to face No. 3 Georgia and give Saban a shot at his sixth title, which would match Bear Bryant.
Saban has four championships in the last eight years at Alabama, along with a BCS title at LSU during the 2003 season.
This is eerily reminiscent of Alabama’s run to the 2011 championship, another season when the Tide didn’t even win its own division or play for the SEC title. That year, Saban’s team lost at home to LSU during the regular season but got a second chance against the top-ranked Tigers with the biggest prize on the line — in the Sugar Bowl, no less.
I will always feel that, if you are an American, that the national anthem is the opportunity for us all to stand up together, to be unified, and to show respect for our country, Brees said. To show respect for what it stands for, the birth of our nation. There will always be issues with our country, there will always be things we’re battling. And we should always strive to make those things better. But if the protests become that we’re going to sit down, or kneel, or not show the respect to the flag of the United States of America and everything that it symbolizes, everything it stands for, and everything our country has been through to get to this point… I do not agree with that.
I feel like that is a unifying thing. The national anthem and standing for the national anthem, and looking at the flag with a hand over the heart is a unifying thing that should bring us all together. And say, ‘You know whatWe know things are not where they should be, but we’re going to work and strive to make things better.’ To bring equality to all people — men, women, no matter your race, creed, religion, it doesn’t matter. Equality for all. But if you’re an American, then I will always believe that we should be standing, showing respect for our flag, with our hand over our heart.
The fantasy blocking breakdown series reviews the impact that run and pass blocking have on fantasy football performance, using methodologies detailed here.
This week’s fantasy blocking breakdown will detail the dominant run blocking of the Tennessee Titans, highlight an upside path for fantasy managers with Todd Gurley on their roster, review whether Jay Ajayi will start to produce anytime soon for his fantasy squads and take a look at what led the Giants’ passing game to post big point totals.
Even if he felt invincible, mentally.
Physically, I don’t know how much that really mattered, Beckham said. I got my 20, 30 plays or whatever it was, and just tried to make the most of them.
In many regards, Beckham is the queen on the Giants chess board. He has the ability to move in any direction, cutting through New York’s opposition, covering greater distances than the other pieces on the board.
But if the Giants pawns do nothing to protect their king (Manning), it will be check and mate each time the New York offense takes the field.
Falcons edge rusher Vic Beasley was ruled questionable to return with a hamstring injury.
Field goal. The Packers appeared to score a much-needed touchdown before it was called back for offensive pass interference. They had to settle for a 28-yard Mason Crosby field goal, instead, to cap an 11-play, 65-yard drive. 31-10, Falcons.
Vic Beasley absolutely blasted Aaron Rodgers, who was able to get rid of the ball with a toss down the line of scrimmage. His pass landed as a fumble, which Desmond Trufant recovered and returned for a Falcons touchdown. They play stood upon replay review. 31-7, Falcons.
Houston wasn’t intimidated by the Patriots in the first half.
With Houston trailing 7-3 after an early Brady touchdown pass to Gronkowski, the Texans’ defense handed Watson great field position on the Patriots 44. The rookie responded with a 29-yard touchdown pass to Bruce Ellington.
Watson got caught trying to do too much a few drives later and paid for it when Stephon Gilmore intercepted his pass intended for DeAndre Hopkins and returned it 39 yards to the Houston 12. Brady took the lead back two plays later when he hit a wide-open Chris Hogan across the middle for a 7-yard score.
We didn’t play the critical parts of the game well today, Broncos coach Vance Joseph said.
And the Broncos have some work to do on fake punts, including cornerback Lorenzo Doss scrambling on the field at the last moment.
We had a late sub on the field so we kind of gave them time to adjust, Joseph said. It didn’t work, but in my opinion, it was the perfect timing.
The Bills capitalized on their next possession, with Stephen Hauschka hitting a 53-yard field goal to put Buffalo ahead 23-16. Then after White intercepted Siemian on the next Broncos drive, Hauschka sealed the win by hitting a 27-yard field goal with 3:14 remaining.
Denver’s points came on Jamaal Charles’ 12-yard touchdown and Brandon McManus hitting three field goals.
A political action committee that supports President Trump began an advertising campaign Sunday that encourages NFL fans to turn off games and watch a patriotic movie instead, according to a source close to the committee.
Brady’s willingness to answer the question, which came during his weekly interview on sports radio WEEI’s Kirk and Callahan program, was different from how he handled a similar query after the team’s 36-33 victory over the Houston Texans on Sunday. At that time, Brady said he didn’t want to get into politics while speaking of the love he has for his teammates.
Duke Dawson, DB, Florida — The 5-10, 202-pound senior missed a couple of tackles, but he also made a huge stop on second down inside the 10-yard line during the third quarter of Saturday’s game against Tennessee. Dawson followed that tackle up with an acrobatic interception at the goal line. Dawson nearly had another interception, but dropped it. He has playmaking ability, but has to be more consistent to have an NFL future.
Orleans Darkwa ran 20 yards to the 6. Beckham then made a spectacular, one-handed grab for a 4-yard TD to tie it at 14.
The Eagles went up 7-0 on LeGarrette Blount’s 1-yard TD run that capped an 18-play, 90-yard drive. Blount had a rumbling 17-yard run early in the drive and Wentz later kept it going with a nifty, 11-yard scramble on third-and-8.
Manning’s second pick came on a tipped ball that came down into Patrick Robinson’s hands in the third quarter. Wentz threw a 3-yard TD pass to Ertz on the ensuing possession to give Philadelphia a 14-0 lead.
Cohen on his big run in OT: I definitely know that I scored a touchdown. I definitely shot that dagger 3 like Ray Allen, and I feel like I finished that game.
Steelers: TE Jesse James suffered a shoulder injury on a hard hit by Kyle Fuller following a second-quarter catch but returned in the second half. … G Ramon Foster hurt his left hand in the first quarter. … S Sean Davis left with an ankle injury in the second half.
Bears: C Hroniss Grasu hurt his hand in the first half.
Racism has softened over time, but it hasn’t been eradicated. And to have some of the same concerns and experiences for African-Americans in 2017 that we had in 1968 is amazing. For African-Americans who can’t throw or catch a football, or shoot baskets, or get their music out, there’s a helplessness that they feel as a people.
A retired director of a Boys & Girls Club in Long Beach and a former financial broker, Briscoe said he has been sober 25 years after battling a drug addiction that left him, at times, homeless and in jail. He said his white offensive linemen in Denver, most from the South, all rallied around him and told each other, Don’t let them touch The Magician.