Deshaun Watson will start at QB for the Browns in their preseason opener Friday night in Jacksonville. I guess the Browns figure they need to get Watson ready for the season. I mean the 2023 season.
These joint practices and Saturday’s preseason game between the Dolphins and Bucs in Tampa may be a little awkward, at least for Tua, given the “dating” that apparently went on between the Dolphins and Tom Brady.
I cannot begin to express my level of disgust for the Los Angeles County deputies and firefighters who callously and casually shot and shared photos and videos at the scene of the 2020 helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others. That is sub-human behavior.
Wishing Serena the very best as she transitions away from tennis. We have been privileged to watch her as she made history.
Astros righthander Lance McCullers Jr. will make his first start of the season Saturday against the A’s. He’s been on the injured list since spring training with a right forearm strain. McCullers has looked pretty good in his recent minor league rehab starts. Regaining a healthy McCullers—and his mutant curveball—would be a nifty August boost for Houston’s starting rotation.
It came as no surprise Wednesday when the Detroit Tigers fired general manager Al Avila. The only shock was that Avila lasted seven years in that job, during which time the Tigers finished last in the AL Central four times and are on track to do it again this season.
I remember watching Bears linebacker Roquan Smith during his college days at Georgia. Every time I saw him, regardless of the opponent, I thought Smith was the very best player on the field. Smith has fallen out of love with the Bears and is demanding a trade. It will be interesting to see how the Bears play this.
If you watch the Giants and Patriots tonight, file this under “Keeping up with the Joneses.” Quarterbacks Daniel Jones and Mac Jones will be under heavy scrutiny this season. We’ll see if Mac can build on his impressive rookie year in 2021. I remain intrigued by Daniel and I’m not ready to give up on him. He’s a very impressive athlete whose progress has been stunted by injury and by the Giants’ endless parade of offensive coordinators.