The Baltimore Ravens' receiving group, including the tight ends and whoever else releases for a pass, has a big problem beating man coverage. The team will have to address that problem entering free agency and the 2021 NFL Draft.
Smith, the 2020 Heisman Trophy winner, caught 117-of-145 targets for over 1,850 yards and 23 touchdowns. He was the fourth-most-valuable player in all of college football in 2020 and the most valuable non-quarterback we’ve ever charted.
Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes cleared certain steps Monday, "some big steps," but he remains in the NFL's concussion protocol and it's too early to say that he definitely will play in Sunday's AFC Championship Game, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Martin Mayhew will not be the General Manager of the Washington Football Team, but he will reportedly be joining the organization. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Mayhew will be leaving his position as the 49ers vice president of player personnel and taking a job in Washington. His title is to be determined, but […]
Everyone knows how good Tom Brady can be in late-game, comeback situations. But Packers head coach Matt LaFleur has experienced it firsthand. The Patriots coming back from down 28-3 against the Falcons in Super Bowl LI is something LaFleur and Atlanta fans would probably like to forget. LaFleur was then the Falcons’ quarterbacks coach. But […]
Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians is reminding his players to take things one game at a time, but he’s putting a typical Arians spin on that coaching cliche. Asked today about the Super Bowl, Arians shut down any talk of that game and said his team’s entire focus has to be on Sunday’s game in Green […]
Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown avoided a major knee injury, but the team doesn’t know if he’ll be able to play in Green Bay this Sunday. The report that passed on the good news from tests on Brown’s knee also said that he’d be considered day-to-day heading into the game. Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians […]
In his season-ending press conference on Monday, Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski said he’d exchanged text messages with Odell Beckham Jr. and was looking forward to having him on the team in 2021. Though some have speculated the Browns’ offense was better off without Beckham, General Manager Andrew Berry rejected that notion on Wednesday. “You […]
Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians sounds optimistic about defensive lineman Vita Vea contributing in the NFC Championship Game. Vea hasn’t played since suffering what was termed a season-ending broken leg in October. But the Bucs activated him off injured reserve this week, and Arians said today that he has seen Vea running well recently, although he […]
The Panthers lost quarterbacks coach Jake Peetz from their coaching staff when he became LSU’s offensive coordinator, but they’ve found a replacement. Jeremy Fowler of ESPN was the first to report that Sean Ryan will be joining Matt Rhule’s staff. Ryan and Rhule were both assistants on the Giants coaching staff in 2012. Ryan remained […]
With four days to go until the AFC Championship, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes remains on track to play. Via Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Mahomes will have “a very light practice” on Wednesday while in the concussion protocol. He could be listed as limited in practice or as not practicing at all. Rapoport adds that […]
Supply. Demand. The pandemic has made the supply low. The quality of the games has made the demand high. The end result, as explained by Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports, becomes a surging secondary market for tickets to Sunday’s AFC and NFC Championship games. In Kansas City, where 17,000 fans will attend the Bills-Chiefs game, […]
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh is “totally certain” that the team will sign quarterback Lamar Jackson to a long-term deal, but there’s still uncertainty about Jackson’s long-term future as a passer. The Ravens had the 32nd-ranked passing offense in the league this season and falling short in that area has helped cause their playoff losses […]
The Hall of Fame, for the next couple of weeks, will need to be a cone of silence. On Tuesday, the 48 Hall of Fame selectors met virtually to debate and to vote on the new class. Fifteen modern-era finalists will become five finalists — all (or in theory none of whom will get in […]
Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has completed his third NFL season, which makes him eligible to sign a new contract with the team. Coach John Harbaugh has no doubt that will happen. But Harbaugh isn’t sure when it will happen. He said today that he and General Manager Eric DeCosta have discussed Jackson’s long-term future in […]
The Lions have announced the hiring of Dan Campbell as head coach on Wednesday morning. Campbell enters the job after five seasons with the Saints as assistant head coach and tight ends coach. “This is an exciting day for our organization as we introduce Dan Campbell as the new head coach of the Detroit Lions,” […]
The Washington Football Team’s season is over, but concerns about COVID-19 outbreaks are not. Washington announced today that it will keep its facility closed as a result of multiple positive tests within the organization. “Earlier this week we became aware that members of our organization tested positive for COVID-19,” the team said in a statement. […]
After the Buccaneers faced the Packers in Week Six of the regular season, Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers had hoped to have a conversation with Tampa Bay defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. As an NFC Championship featuring both teams approaches, Rodgers has no such aspirations. “I don’t think there will be a whole lot of conversation […]
Tampa Bay has restored some of its depth at linebacker, activating Kevin Minter off the reserve/COVID-19 list. Minter went on the list on Jan. 11, missing the Buccaneers’ victory over the Saints last week. Minter usually contributes on special teams, but started the Week 17 matchup with Atlanta and the wild-card win over Washington while […]
The Lions reportedly settled on Dan Campbell as their new head coach late last week and things are moving closer to becoming official in Detroit. According to multiple reports, Campbell has agreed to terms with the Lions. He is set to sign a six-year deal with the organization. Campbell spent the last five seasons as […]
The Colts had planned to meet with quarterback Philip Rivers in roughly a month. They won’t need to. Rivers has decided to retire, and the Colts now need to make a decision about the quarterback position. Jacoby Brissett, the 2019 starter after Andrew Luck unexpectedly retired, becomes a free agent in March. The Colts have […]
Former Chargers and Colts quarterback Philip Rivers has issued a statement regarding his decision to retire. “Every year, January 20th is a special and emotional day,” Rivers said. “It is St. Sebastian’s Feast day, the day I played in the AFC Championship without an ACL, and now the day that after 17 seasons, I’m announcing […]
Pete Carroll said he wants Seattle to run the ball better in 2021. Now the Seahawks are taking a look at a longtime running backs coach to potentially become their offensive coordinator. Raiders running backs coach Kirby Wilson is expected to interview for Seattle’s vacancy at OC, according to NFL media’s Ian Rapoport. Wilson, 59, […]