Almost every year we see a program bounce back to winning ways after falling short so often in seasons past. So, let’s take a look at five college football teams we think are on the rise ahead of the 2020 season.
Colin Kaepernick's mission of standing up to police brutality in 2016 was "courageous," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said, adding that everything the quarterback was trying to accomplish "just got tugged and pulled and ripped apart."
Drew Brees, in making a series of comments for the first time since the killing of George Floyd, reiterated his stance that he will "never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America."
The Panthers released one of the veterans on the depth chart, as they remake their tight end position. Per the league’s transaction wire, the Panthers released Seth DeValve with a non-football injury designation. He was signed earlier this offseason, after spending last year with the Jaguars. He was initially a fourth-round pick of the Browns […]
Even before current events led many teams to have meetings where players opened up to each other, Sean McDermott tried to get the Bills to create bonds in the locker room. And he thinks that’s helping now. McDermott said during a videoconference Wednesday that he thinks their roster is closer as a result of it. […]
Last year Derrick Henry led the NFL with 303 carries and 1,540 rushing yards. This year, those numbers may go down, by design. Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith said it will probably be better for Tennessee’s offense “if more guys are touching the ball,” according to Michael Giardi of NFL Network. Smith said he’s excited […]
Wendell Piece, a New Orleans native and accomplished actor both on screen and on stage, joined the cacophony of voices pushing back hard against Saints quarterback Drew Brees on Wednesday night. Following Brees’ comments asserting he will never agree with anybody “disrespecting the flag” due to his grandfathers’ military service, Pierce directed a message to […]
After Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien delivered a poignant statement early on Wednesday, team chairman and CEO Cal McNair added his voice to the list of people in the NFL speaking out against racism and the wrongful deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. McNair recorded his statement via a video posted […]
Add Hall of Fame safety Ed Reed to the list of people who object to the sentiments of Saints quarterback Drew Brees regarding anthem protests. “I see Drew Brees trying to do his part in keeping black folk down,” Reed said in a video posted on social media. “You’re a straight sucker for that sh-t, […]
Twenty-four hours ago, the last person anyone in New Orleans ever would have had an issue with is future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees. What a difference a single day can make. After Brees reiterated his stance on protests during the national anthem, explaining that he “will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of […]
As Saints quarterback Drew Brees takes criticism for conflating kneeling during the national anthem with disrespecting the flag and the country, one former teammate is standing up for him. Former Saints receiver Joe Horn told Jeff Duncan of TheAthletic.com that people like LeBron James, who bashed Brees’ comments, should get to know Brees first. “People […]
As the saying goes, anything that looks too good to be true probably isn’t. The latest college football news from the NCAA at first blush looks too good to be true. Via Michelle Gardner of the Arizona Republic, the NCAA has granted a special waiver to Arizona State punter Michael Turk, allowing him to return […]
Wednesday’s comments from Saints quarterback Drew Brees did not go over well with many figures in the sports world, including teammate Malcolm Jenkins. Another teammate, defensive end Marcus Davenport, has taken to Twitter to defend Brees. “Drew wasn’t talking about the current protest, the riots or really anything besides HIS feelings on kneeling during the […]
In the aftermath of Saints quarterback Drew Brees reiterating his position that he “will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country,” Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins, who re-signed with the team earlier this year after spending six seasons with the Eagles, posted a pair of videos responding […]
Baker Mayfield is doing all the right things as he prepares for an important third NFL season. The Browns quarterback had throwing sessions with nine of his teammates in his hometown of Austin, Texas. He also voluntarily is attending virtual meetings with other position groups. “He’s done everything I’d expect from him as a starting […]
Saints quarterback Drew Brees touched off a lot of reactions on Wednesday when he said he will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag when asked about the possibility of players taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem before games this season. Most of those reactions pointed out that Colin Kaepernick and […]
Akiem Hicks could have said a lot when asked about Colin Kaepernick’s continued unemployment. Instead, he needed only four words to make his point. “We signed Mike Glennon,” the Bears defensive lineman said Wednesday, via Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times. The Bears signed Glennon to a three-year, $45 million contract with $18.5 million guaranteed […]
The Bears spent Monday’s team meetings discussing the issues surrounding the killing of George Floyd that have dominated the national landscape over the last two weeks and it won’t be the last time that the team has a conversation about those matters. Head coach Matt Nagy canceled Tuesday’s meetings in order to give players space […]
Russell Wilson doesn’t have answers. He does have a heavy heart. The Seahawks quarterback said nobody was prepared for video of the death of George Floyd. “The God that I believe in, the Jesus that I believe in has sacrificed for us all, and I think at the end of the day, for me, I […]
As NFL teams slowly get back to work, that extends beyond the football teams themselves, and to the business operations as well. The latest example comes from Cincinnati, where the Bengals’ Pro Shop at Paul Brown Stadium reopened today. The team apparel store had been closed since March, when most of Ohio shut down. In […]
Texans coach Bill O’Brien added his voice to the growing list of NFL figures who have been affected by the murder of George Floyd, a native of Houston. O’Brien opened a Wednesday videoconference with reporters by making a lengthy, heartfelt statement regarding the situation. His commitment to be being part of the change that seems […]
The Jets gained $11 million in salary-cap space this week when Trumaine Johnson’s deal came off the books. They now have $25.2 million in cap space, fourth in the league, according to the NFL Players Association. That gives them pretty of room to make a run at pass-rusher Jadeveon Clowney if they want. Except they […]
Another worker on the construction site for SoFi Stadium has tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to nine known cases. According to Nathan Fenno of the Los Angeles Times, the new case was revealed to trade partners by the joint venture overseeing the project. The latest positive test came from a worker who was […]