Dalton’s traditional numbers were ugly, too, but remember that Total QBR condenses much more information into a single number than, say, regular passer rating. It considers things such as how credit should be divided among teammates, the down and distance on a quarterback’s action plays, the strength of the opposing defense, the rushing contributions of…Read More That’s part of the double-edged view of Kizer’s debut in the Browns’ 21-18 loss to the Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium.
Consider some of the talent Payton has traded away during his 12 seasons as Saints coach: Brandin Cooks, Jimmy Graham, Darren Sproles, Kenny Stills — and his offense keeps ticking. Pouting won’t do Peterson any good, either. He can ask Mark Ingram, whose bumpy relationship with Payton led to ex-Saints running back Tim Hightower being…Read More It’s no secret that Payton believes almost every skill-position spot on his team is interchangeable besides quarterback Drew Brees.
“I went out there and just tried to work as many moves as possible to see what was working,” Watt said. “I felt like the outside rush was definitely working.” It’s one game, but Watt provided a glimpse of why the Steelers were willing to grab the former Wisconsin standout 30th overall in this year’s…Read More Scott Tolzien is officially your early-season pick-six king.
The Patriots’ regular-season schedule for 2017 does not appear too difficult for a team that arguably was better the day the schedule was released than it was months before, when it won Super Bowl 51. That said, perhaps no schedule would be too difficult for the defending champs. “And I want to do well at…Read More Patriots schedule 2017: New England will be tested, but not often
Falling: Broncos — Denver still has a top-notch defense, but quarterbacks Paxton Lynch and Trevor Siemian failed to impress this summer. Siemian won the starting job, even before Lynch suffered a shoulder injury that will keep him out several weeks. The Broncos have not finished below .500 since 2010, but are in danger of having…Read More Brissett finished 2 for 3 passing for 51 yards.
The Bears are monitoring the health of left guard Kyle Long (ankle), who still isn’t back to full strength after undergoing ankle surgery last year. Cornerback Prince Amukamara is also dealing with an ankle problem that has kept him out since the first play of the third preseason game. Inside linebacker Danny Trevathan, however, continues…Read More Talk of a potential undefeated season will end early.
Kyrie Irving reportedly requested that the Cavaliers trade him this summer after six seasons in Cleveland. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reports that Irving made the request last week. NBA.com’s David Aldridge reports that Irving requested a trade to the Bulls so he could play with Jimmy Butler before the NBA Draft in June. (Butler has since…Read More Kyrie Irving’s trade request, explained
Things have to be positioned in a way where star players — in particular one star free agent from Akron, Ohio — are making commitments to playing with the Lakers next season for him to come. The Lakers can make that happen. As it stands right now, they have about $41 million in salary committed…Read More The Lakers haven’t been able to even get meetings with the top free agents over the last few seasons.
Since we have last met at this fine establishment, news has broken that Kyrie Irving wants to be traded away from Cavaliers, preferably to somewhere he can be the real centerpiece and not LeBron’s sidekick. I explain the whole situation right here. What developed in Act II of this drama was quite interesting: It looks…Read More Hell hath no fury like LeBron scorned
More than two weeks into the 2017 NBA free agency period, nine centers have signed new contracts for a combined $145 million. Nine centers have combined to lock up a bit more guaranteed money than Jrue Holiday. Nine centers have combined to lock up $50 million less than Stephen Curry. Nine centers have combined to…Read More The center position in the NBA is dying