The Saints are notoriously slow at the start of seasons, but that's often chalked up to a porous defense — not their quarterback. But after two weeks, Brees has earned a lowly 60.6 passing grade, his second-worst grade after two weeks in the past decade.
The Carson Wentz-led Philadelphia Eagles offense has really struggled through two weeks of the 2020 NFL season, but the issues that have plagued this passing attack seem fixable. The only question, after an 0-2 start, is will it come too late?
Jameis Winston isn’t perfect, as his league-leading number of turnover-worthy plays in 2019 will attest, but he has the high variance in his game that could make the Minnesota Vikings entertaining again, and that’s really all people can ask for right now.
Raiders coach Jon Gruden, who revealed that he had previously contracted COVID-19, and Saints coach Sean Payton were each fined $100,000 by the NFL for not wearing masks on the sideline during Monday night's game, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Falcons TE Hayden Hurst said he approached Cowboys QB Dak Prescott after Sunday's game to express his support in the wake of what Hurst called "disgusting" comments made by FS1's Skip Bayless about Prescott's opening up about his mental health.
It looks like running back Saquon Barkley won’t be the only Giants offensive starter missing from the lineup against the 49ers this Sunday. Wide receiver Sterling Shepard suffered a turf toe injury in the first quarter of last Sunday’s loss and went for tests earlier this week to determine the severity. Ian Rapoport of NFL […]
Falcons head coach Dan Quinn made a change to the operations on the defensive side of his coaching staff this season by installing Raheem Morris as defensive coordinator. While Morris is the coordinator, he shares responsibilities for calling plays with linebackers coach Jeff Ulbrich and that arrangement is under some scrutiny after the first two […]
The Lions are off to an 0-2 start despite holding leads of at least 11 points in each of their first two games and the defense has allowed 56 points over the last five quarters. Neither of those things inspire much confidence about the direction of a team coming off of a 3-12-1 season, which […]
Seahawks safety Quandre Diggs was ejected for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Patriots wide receiver N'Keal Harry on Sunday, but there’s no personal animosity between the two players. Harry said Diggs contacted him to say he wasn’t trying to target his head, and Harry had no hard feelings. “He made it clear he was not trying […]
Minnesota’s overtime win over the Saints in the 2019 wild-card round unlocked new contracts for multiple key members of the organization. The highest paid of the bunch — quarterback Kirk Cousins — likely won’t be going anywhere any time soon, without leaving behind a significant cash and cap burden. The two-year extension signed by Cousins […]
Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette challenged his offensive line Sunday, pleading with them: “Y’all give me an inch, I’ll take it a mile.” While it might have only been 0.0261364 of a mile, his 46-yard touchdown run late helped seal the win over the Panthers, and his linemen were happy to provide. “I loved it,” guard […]
Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown posted 52 catches, 1,051 receiving yards and eight touchdowns during his rookie season and the hope for this season was that he’d use that as a springboard to even bigger things. Brown’s ability to do that has been compromised by a bone bruise in his knee. He had five catches […]
Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick may have found a hole in Jaguars counterpart Gardner Minshew‘s game. His facial hair game, at least. Via John Reid of the Florida Times-Union, the luxuriously bearded Fitzpatrick took a little shot at the young Jaguars quarterback. “The mustache versus the beard, I think the beard is a cooler look,” Fitzpatrick said. […]
In the moments after Sunday’s game, Falcons tight end Hayden Hurst made sure to find Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, but not to congratulate him on a comeback win. The conversation was brief, yet much bigger than football. Via Vaughn McClure of ESPN, Hurst said he wanted to thank the Cowboys quarterback for talking so openly about […]
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll was one of five head coaches across the league fined $100,000 for failure to comply with the NFL’s mask mandate for coaches on the sidelines. Carroll has worn a mask on the sidelines for games but the times where he didn’t have it properly situated apparently crossed an acceptable threshold […]
For his first two seasons as offensive coordinator in Seattle, Brian Schottenheimer coaches from the sidelines during games. But ahead of the 2020 season, Schottenheimer and head coach Pete Carroll discussed the possibility of Schottenheimer moving upstairs to call games from the booth instead. After testing it out during two mock game scrimmages at CenturyLink […]
Every Tuesday on PFT PM, three of us hand out four awards each. That’s 12 total awards. If we actually presented trophies or other hardware or, you know, cash, it would get expensive. The Week Two awards were presented during today’s PFT PM, with MDS, Charean Williams, and I each naming an offensive player, defensive […]
The NFL dropped the hammer on five head coaches who kept their face coverings drooped below their chins for most if not all of their Week Two games. Per a league source, those were the only five coaches who faced any type of fine. Although 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan, Broncos coach Vic Fangio, Seahawks coach […]
The New Orleans Saints were not happy with their performance Monday night against the Las Vegas Raiders. Head coach Sean Payton made the team get a jump start on their breakdown of the game before returning to New Orleans on Tuesday. According to Jeff Duncan of TheAthletic.com, the Saints had been scheduled to depart Las […]
Former NFL defensive back Bob Atkins has died, Mark Berman of FOX 26 reports. Atkins was 74. The St. Louis Cardinals selected Atkins in the second round of the 1968 draft out of Grambling. He played two years with the Cardinals before they traded him to the Houston Oilers. Atkins played seven years in Houston. […]
The Cardinals have received approval from local and state authorities to have a “small controlled group” of spectators at Sunday’s game, Katherine Fitzgerald of the Arizona Republic reports. The group is limited to 750 immediate family or close friends of the players, coaches and staff. It will serve as a dress rehearsal of sorts in […]
Running back Devonta Freeman is back in the NFL. And he’s has a chance to make some decent money over the balance of the season. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the former Falcons workhorse will make up to $3 million this year with the Giants. Atlanta cut Freeman during the offseason. He […]
Young quarterbacks make mistakes. The Giants know that. They also are certain Daniel Jones will grow out of it. It’s just a question of when. “We all hope we don’t have to wait too long,” Giants quarterbacks coach Jerry Schuplinski said, via Tom Rock of Newsday, “but it is part of the process, and it […]
Once upon a time, the signing by an NFL team of a so-so free-agent quarterback would spark a debate regarding the failure of the team to consider Colin Kaepernick. After three years of it, the question isn’t even asked. It’s over. It’s done. If is wasn’t already clear before the Broncos signed Blake Bortles before […]
With Week Two over, it’s time to hand out awards. Good ones, and not-so-good ones. The not-so-good come in the form of our Goats (In a Bad Way) draft. On Tuesday’s PFT Live, Simms and I each drafted three coaches or players who deserve criticism for their performances in Week Two. Do you agree? Disagree? […]