This week on the PFF NFL Podcast, we posted a podcast special: an oral history of Randy Moss’ rookie season with the Minnesota Vikings in 1998. Here is what a few of Moss' former teammates and fellow media members had to say about that sensational season.
Joe Burrow’s accuracy. Josh Allen’s arm strength. Lamar Jackson’s rushing ability. Here’s what the ideal young NFL quarterback looks like using the best traits of the QBs from the 2018, 2019 and 2020 draft classes.
Colts GM Chris Ballard and Bucs coach Bruce Arians on Thursday said those protesting social injustice can't go back to being silent. "We can't go back into our bubble, because that's what we've always done," Ballard said.
Dolphins coach Brian Flores was friends with Chris Beaty, who was killed in Indianapolis on Saturday. Beaty's death led Flores to tell Dolphins players to be careful and to be safe while protesting social injustice.
San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said Thursday that he's frustrated many still don't understand the message Colin Kaepernick was trying to convey by kneeling during the national anthem in protest of systemic racism and oppression in 2016.
The Vikings canceled all virtual team meetings on Thursday and ended the business day at noon to allow players, coaches and staff members the opportunity to view a local memorial service for George Floyd.
The NFL is allowing coaches to return to team facilities as long as state and local mandates allow it. That means 31 of 32 teams can have coaches return Friday. The 49ers are the only team not allowed back in the building with a Santa Clara County order preventing their return yet. “I mean, it […]
The Pro Football Hall of Fame will reopen to the public Wednesday. The Hall, which is located in Canton, Ohio, closed its museum doors to the public March 16 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Operations personnel have prepared for reopening by thoroughly cleaning all areas of the museum multiple times. Staff members also have placed […]
Some Lions players are expected to participate in a protest in Detroit on Friday, Kyle Meinke of mlive.com. Meinke said he still is trying to confirm names of specific players who have committed to the event. The team tweeted about the Belle Isle Peach March, promoting the event organized by former Lions running back Joique […]
The Eagles will partially reopen the NovaCare Complex and Lincoln Financial Field on Monday, the team announced. Although coaches are eligible to return to the facility, the Eagles will continue their virtual offseason program remotely. The Eagles’ facilities closed March 13. “Over the last 12 weeks, our organization has remained connected, united, and focused on […]
Running back Jonathan Taylor posted a lot of impressive numbers while at Wisconsin and he wound up as a second-round pick of the Colts in April as a result of that work. His stat sheet wasn’t without some negatives, however. Taylor fumbled 18 times during his three seasons in school. That topic came up during […]
The NFL players’ union is updating its membership today on the next steps for reopening facilities and getting back to work. A source tells PFT that the NFL Players Association is holding a videoconference from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET today to update players on discussions regarding the reopening of facilities and a return […]
The murder of George Floyd was a tipping point for African-Americans who have lived in justified and all too often realized fear of American law enforcement for generations. For many in white America, it has caused something like scales to fall from our eyes as to the depth and breadth of the problem. “What’s different […]
Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy released a statement Thursday after the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. But Murphy put money behind his words. He and his wife, Laurie, are donating $250,000 to Wisconsin social justice groups. The Packers are matching the donation for a total of $500,000. “The Packers community has […]
Jake Fromm owned his words, apologizing for them in Thursday’s team meeting. Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier expects players to give the rookie quarterback a chance to learn and grow from his “mistake.” “Jake seemed very sincere in his apology,” Frazier said in a Zoom call with reporters Thursday. “I think for our team, we […]
As sports teams prepare or begin to gather to resume their work, they’re quickly faced with the reality that the coronavirus is still among us — even though it’s no longer the top story on the news. According to Simone Eli of CBS 42, at least five University of Alabama football players have tested positive […]
The NFL continues to plan for a full 2020 season, and it continues to have confidence that it will happen. Dr. Allen Sills has told Mark Maske of the Washington Post that he believes the league will be able to start and finish the season as planned. “I think that I personally remain very optimistic […]
Saints running back Alvin Kamara says he wants to move forward after addressing the recent comments quarterback Drew Brees made equating kneeling during the national anthem with disrespect for America. Kamara posted on twitter a video of Fox News personality Laura Ingraham telling LeBron James to “Shut up and dribble” rather than express his political […]
A memorial service for George Floyd is taking place in Minneapolis on Thursday afternoon and members of the Vikings are among those mourning his death. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that running back Alexander Mattison and tight end Kyle Rudolph organized the group of about a dozen players who are in attendance. The Vikings canceled […]
On Thursday, we paused the Chris Simms Top 40 quarterback countdown on PFT Live in order to devote the full show to the ongoing conversation regarding a moment of profound change in America. On Wednesday, we unveiled two more. Quarterback No. 28 is a quarterback who seemingly has played for 28 teams. Ryan Fitzpatrick actually […]
Several teams have canceled the virtual team meetings for Thursday in honor of the George Floyd memorial. Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports the Seahawks are one of those teams allowing players time off to watch the memorial. Running back Kenyan Drake tweeted the Cardinals are doing the same. “Cardinals have granted us the day off […]
The Cowboys are set to get a little more salary cap room on Thursday. Center Travis Frederick has remained on the roster since announcing his retirement earlier this year, but Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports that he’ll be placed on the reserve/retired list. The move comes after June 1, so the Cowboys are able to […]
Racist text messages that Bills rookie quarterback Jake Fromm sent last year were posted online today, prompting an apology from Fromm. In the texts, which were dated March 16, 2019, Fromm said he thinks “guns are good” but then added, “Just make them very expensive so only elite white people can get them haha.” Shortly […]
The NFL is allowing coaches to return to team facilities as long as their state and local authorities OK it. And 31 of 32 teams have the permission from those authorities. The exception is the 49ers. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the league anticipates only the 49ers not being able to get back […]
A number of Saints teammates didn’t wait for today’s team meeting to give Drew Brees a piece of their mind. But one of the guys responsible for protecting Brees said Thursday he’s hoping that Brees’ online apology Thursday morning will be proven sincere. “I could’ve easily got on social media and attacked [Brees] yesterday,” Saints […]
The Buccaneers already had a good pair of tight ends on the roster, before Rob Gronkowski came to town. So it makes sense that they want to use them all. Via Greg Auman of TheAthletic.com, Bucs coach Bruce Arians replied “that’s our base offense” when asked about what’s referred to as “12 personnel” (one back, […]