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Joe Namath calls for Jets to bench Ryan Fitzpatrick

New York Jets legend Joe Namath has had some strong feelings about the team’s quarterback situation this season, the latest of which have to do with moving on from Ryan Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick was not very effective early on in New York’s game against the lowly Cleveland Browns on Sunday, and Broadway Joe was disgusted with what he saw in the first half. So disgusted, in fact...
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October 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Alex Smith leaves game after second hit to head

Alex Smith left the Kansas City Chiefs’ game in Indianapolis on Sunday for the second time after taking a hit to the head. The second one looked even worse than the first. Smith had his head bounced off the playing surface at Lucas Oil Stadium in the third quarter like a basketball and left the game: Smith walked into the locker room after that brutal hit and was replaced by...
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October 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Josh Norman angry over officiating, wants referee ‘reprimanded’

Washington cornerback Josh Norman was furious with the officiating in Sunday’s 27-27 tie against the Cincinnati Bengals. So furious, in fact, that he wants the referee to see repercussions from it. Norman evidently felt that the contest in London was officiated too tightly and called out one of the referees for it. Norman: "Who is official 88? I've gotta know. You suck. I'm...
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October 30, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bill O'Brien goes nuts on Texans coach

Bill O'Brien had an incredible blowup on the sidelines Sunday at the start of the second half. Although his Houston Texans were up 14-3 on the Detroit Lions, O'Brien went nuts on special teams coach Larry Izzo because there were only 10 men on the field for the kickoff at the start of the half. O'Brien went ballistic on Izzo and had to be held back by one of his other assistants...
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October 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Earl Thomas penalized for hugging, celebrating with ref

Earl Thomas was so excited about scoring a touchdown on Sunday that he decided to celebrate by giving a referee a big hug. But he got a little too involved with it and earned a penalty. The Seattle Seahawks safety picked up a fumble and returned in 34 yards to put his team up 7-0 at New Orleans. Of course he was stoked about his score, but the referee wasn’t feeling all the conduct...
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October 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Jaguars could target Tom Coughlin as coach for 2017

Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley may not be long for the job, and an old face may replace him. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Jaguars may eye Tom Coughlin if they do elect to make a coaching change. .@adamschefter: If the Jaguars decide to make a change at HC when the season is over…keep an eye on Tom Coughlin.https://t.co/3UsS1cDSvk — NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL...
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October 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Thunder talking extension with Steven Adams, Victor Oladipo

The Oklahoma City Thunder may have lost Kevin Durant in free agency to the Golden State Warriors, but they’re working to keep a new core intact. According to a report from The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Thunder are talking with Steven Adams and Victor Oladipo about rookie contract extensions. Sources: OKC engaged with Steven Adams, Victor Oladipo reps on rookie extension...
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October 30, 2016  |  Discuss

College teammates dress as all characters from 'Sandlot'

A group of college baseball teammates got together for one of the best Halloween costumes we’ve seen. Mike Fiers, J.D. Martinez, and some of their teammates from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale dressed up as the characters from “The Sandlot,” and they totally nailed it. Fiers, a pitcher with the Astros, shared the photo on Twitter Sunday: Happy Halloween...
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October 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Josh Gordon reportedly released from rehab

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has reportedly been released from a New Hampshire rehab facility. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Gordon is out after 30 days of rehab, and one source says the playmaker is doing “a lot better.” As far as his NFL career goes, Gordon is now in a holding pattern. The NFL would need to reinstate him, and he doesn’t even have permission...
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October 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Bears assessing future of coach John Fox

Changes could be coming to the 1-6 Chicago Bears. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, the Bears hierarchy is assessing all facets of the team, including head coach John Fox and general manager Ryan Pace. Pace is viewed as the safer of the two, with the team believing that two years is not enough time for him to have proven his worth as general manager. Fox appears to be on...
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October 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Ezekiel Elliott could face 'lengthy suspension'

Ezekiel Elliott avoided charges earlier this year after he was accused of domestic violence by his ex-girlfriend, but that does not mean the Dallas Cowboys running back is in the clear with NFL. In fact, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the NFL is currently investigating the case on its own and could ultimately hit Elliott with a “lengthy suspension” if it determines...
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October 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Graham cut off all contact with Saints friends this week?

Jimmy Graham never wanted the Saints to trade him two years ago, and the tight end will likely be carrying a little extra motivation with him on Sunday when he returns to New Orleans for the first time as a visiting player. Graham still has friends with the Saints, but NFL Network analyst Steve Wyche said Sunday that the Seattle Seahawks star has cut off all communication with those...
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October 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Executives and coaches reportedly believe Brock Osweiler struggling with confidence

Houston Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler’s struggles may be down to a very simple thing – confidence. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, there is a belief among some NFL executives and coaches that Osweiler has simply lost confidence in his own abilities and it has negatively impacted his play. An example cited to Schefter was Osweiler missing his wide open tight end by three...
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October 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Browns could trade Joe Haden

There has been a lot of talk about the Cleveland Browns potentially trading Pro Bowl offensive tackle Joe Thomas before the deadline, but it could end up being another one of the team’s few star players that gets dealt. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Joe Haden, who has been battling a groin injury, is drumming up interest on the trade market. Mentioned on #NFLGameDay...
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October 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Roethlisberger expected to start Week 9

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is reportedly on track to play against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 9. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, team doctors have expected a two- or three-week recovery period since Roethlisberger underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus earlier this month. The two-time Super Bowl champion participated in team drills last...
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October 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Jimbo Fisher rips referees over chop block call after loss

Jimbo Fisher was livid with the referees after Florida State’s 37-34 loss to Clemson in Tallahassee on Saturday, and the Seminoles coach ripped into them in his postgame news conference. Fisher was particularly upset with a chop block call that erased a long Dalvin Cook run when FSU was up 28-26. “Ridiculous. It’s not a chop. I’m gonna tell you what: you hold coaches accountable...
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October 30, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Boxer wins fight, then brawls with opponent's cornerman

Juan Manuel Lopez may have only had one scheduled fight on Saturday night, but he took home a 1-1 record for the evening. Lopez defeated Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. in Puerto Rico via 11th-round TKO. But his victory didn’t go over well with Vazquez’s cornerman, who ended up fighting Lopez afterwards. The two exchanged some shots in the ring, with the bare-knuckled cornerman appearing...
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October 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Mark Helfrich delivers funny quote after Oregon’s win

Mark Helfrich delivered a funny, self-deprecating quote following Oregon’s convincing win over Arizona State on Saturday. The Ducks got their act together and snapped a five-game losing streak with a 54-35 win over the Sun Devils. Freshman Justin Herbert threw for 489 yards and four touchdowns for his first career victory. It was his third career start, and his promising performance...
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October 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Wisconsin comments on fan’s President Obama noose costume

The University of Wisconsin released a statement on Saturday regarding the controversial costume a fan wore to the Badgers’ game against Nebraska. One fan was seen wearing a prison looking outfit along with a mask of President Obama. But the problematic part was the noose around the neck. At the @UWBadgers game and there is a man with a mask of President Obama and a noose. This...
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October 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Chris Lammons apologizes for punching Tennessee player

South Carolina DB Chris Lammons posted an apology note on Twitter after the Gamecocks beat Tennessee Saturday for punching a Vols player, which led to his ejection from the game. Lammons was being blocked by Vols wide receiver Jauan Jennings in the first quarter on a running play by quarterback Josh Dobbs. He did not respond well and ended up punching Jennings twice during a scuffle...
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October 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Josh Norman, Jordan Reed expected to play against Bengals

Josh Norman and Jordan Reed are both expected to play in Washington’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals in London on Sunday, according to a report. ESPN’s Adam Schefter says Washington expects both players to play in the game as they have been cleared from their concussions. Norman was concussed in Washington’s Week 7 game against Detroit but made the trip to London with...
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October 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Charlie Strong: Texas program is not in ‘disarray’

Just when you thought that Charlie Strong was in danger of being fired, he goes out and wins a big game to cool the talk of him losing his job. Strong’s Longhorns upset Baylor in Austin on Saturday 35-34 to hand the Bears their first loss of the season. Texas is now 4-4 and 2-3 in conference play — numbers that are just average and below expectations for a program like Texas...
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October 29, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: South Carolina DB ejected for throwing punches

South Carolina DB Chris Lammons was ejected during the first quarter of Saturday’s game against Tennessee after being caught throwing punches at a Vols wide receiver. The play in question happened on a run by Josh Dobbs. Lammons was being blocked by Tennessee’s Jauan Jennings and got frustrated. He ended up throwing an uppercut and a right cross in response: Why Chris Lammons...
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October 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Bautista expected to reject Toronto’s qualifying offer

He may be pushing 36, but Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista still believes he has what it takes to command a rich deal on the open market. According to a report by Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe on Saturday, Bautista is unlikely to accept Toronto’s $17.2 million qualifying offer for the 2017 season. Bautista reportedly is expected to receive multi-year offers in free agency...
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October 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Northwestern's Fitzgerald accepts criticism over field goal decision

Pat Fitzgerald believes the criticism of his decision to kick a field goal late against Ohio State is fair. Northwestern played Ohio State tough on Saturday but ended up losing 24-20. The game was especially tight in the second half when the teams were tied at 17. But after that, Ohio State broke ahead with a touchdown that gave the ball back to Northwestern with 9:43 left in the...
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October 29, 2016  |  Discuss
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