I’ll miss seeing Bruce Arians on the Bucs’ sideline, but I’m happy his move to the team’s front office is not health related. Todd Bowles’ promotion to head coach is a solid move that will ensure continuity on a Tampa Bay team that remains my pre-season pick in the NFC.
Does Colts’ owner Jim Irsay need to see a gastroenterologist? His public potshots at Carson Wentz and the Jacksonville Jaguars could be indicative of a bile duct problem.
Lamar Jackson’s frustration over reports he wants to leave Baltimore appears to be genuine. The Ravens and Jackson are a good fit. Lamar has been reluctant to sign a long-term deal in Baltimore until the skyrocketing NFL quarterback market moves from the stratosphere into outer space. That doesn’t make Jackson disgruntled or disloyal. It makes him smart.
Patrick Peterson is staying with the Vikings. Just a feeling here, but I think Minnesota may finally get its act together under new head coach Kevin O’Connell. It appears Peterson shares that hunch.
A tip of the cap to retiring Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins, who Wednesday announced his retirement after 13 seasons in New Orleans and Philadelphia. The definition of “professional” football player, on and off the field.
Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh has selected Colin Kaepernick to be an honorary sideline captain for the Wolverines’ spring football game on Saturday. Harbaugh was the 49ers’ coach when Kaepernick quarterbacked San Francisco to a Super Bowl appearance following the 2012 season. BTW, I’ve never really understood what was “disrespectful” about taking a knee. In fact, historically kneeling has been considered a gesture of deference.