If the Cowboys are to beat the 49ers, they will have to do something no other team has been able to do—get inside the head of Brock Purdy. I’m not sure that’s possible. That is one mentally tough rookie. But if Purdy doesn’t throw at least two picks, I can’t see Dallas winning.
I’m proud of the Cowboys for sticking with Brett Maher. Seriously. That takes guts and will attract criticism. But it’s the right thing to do for now.
How about this youth movement among NFL QBs. There are eight teams and thus eight starting quarterbacks remaining in the playoffs. The oldest of the eight is Dak Prescott, who is 29.
The Bucs fired OC Byron Leftwich. That tells me that Tampa Bay is going to try like hell to lure Brady back for another season.
Very relieved to learn that Bucs WR Russell Gage is doing OK after suffering a concussion and a neck injury in the waning moments of Tampa Bay’s playoff loss to the Cowboys Monday night. That scene initially looked frighteningly and recently familiar.
Saddened but not surprised by police confirmation that excessive speed was a factor in the tragic crash that killed Georgia offensive lineman Devin Willcock and recruiting staff member Chandler LeCroy early Sunday, just hours after the Bulldogs’ national championship parade and celebration. Two others in the car were injured. Willcock was not wearing a seatbelt.
In typical Bengals fashion, team president Mike Brown is already publicly bitching about how much money it’s going to take to keep Joe Burrow in tiger stripes for his entire career. That’s a great way to lose Joe Burrow.
Keep a close eye on this. Michigan Wolverine co-offensive coordinator Matt Weiss has been placed on indefinite leave because of an investigation into “computer access crimes.” No further details. Weiss issued a statement saying he will cooperate with investigators. The 39-year-old Weiss made almost $1.25 million in salary and bonuses in the 2022 season.
Yeah, this is a problem. A hotshot high school QB (who cares what his name is?), just decommitted from the University of Florida and has asked for release from his signed national letter of intent. Why? He says the Gator Collective of boosters has reneged on an NIL agreement that would have paid him $13 million dollars over four years. The kid is now threatening to sue the collective. Uhhh….isn’t it against the rules to use NIA deals as a recruiting inducement? Welcome to chaos.
Congrats to my friend Andy Everett on his new sports/talk show on The Ticket 760. And it’s also great to have Fingers Compian back doing his magic!