The Cowboys were thin at linebacker heading into training camp, and the situation got worse Saturday night in a 22-14 preseason loss to the Seahawks. Rookie third-round draft pick DeMarvion Overshown—a former Longhorn—went down with a left knee injury on the second series. We’ll likely know more later today. Also concerning is the shoulder injury suffered by backup tackle Matt Waletzko.
Three prominent NFL starting quarterbacks cleared medical hurdles—and maybe settled some psychological jitters—on Saturday. Tua shook off an early interception to look solid in the Dolphins’ win over the Texans. The Niners’ Brock Purdy showed no lingering effects from his elbow surgery, and Jimmy Garoppolo’s foot was no problem in his Raiders debut.
I thought C.J. Stroud made some progress in his second preseason start. But did you see that bull-rush strip-sack off the left edge by Will Anderson, Jr.? That was a “wow”!
That was a great decision by Bill Belichick and Matt LaFleur to call off the final ten minutes of the Pats-Packers game after the scary injury suffered by New England rookie cornerback Isaiah Bolden when he collided with a teammate. The good news is that Bolden reportedly has feeling in extremities. Prayers would still be appropriate.
It appears Mahomes has an exciting new target. Eight catches for 96 yards by rookie Rashee Rice in a 38-10 blowout over the Cardinals.
If Trevor Lawrence stays healthy, he will be a holy terror this season. That young man has arrived.
And you know who looked surprisingly good Saturday night? Zach Wilson. It seems A-Rod has been a good influence on him.
But how ‘bout “J-Rod”? Baseball has not seen a hitter on a hotter tear than Seattle’s Julio Rodriguez, at least in the past 123 years. Four more hits in the Mariners’ 10-3 rout of the Astros, Seattle’s fifth straight victory and 13th in their last 16. The man is 17-22 in his last four games. I said 17-22.
That feat eclipsed the career milestone reached by Jose Altuve, who had three hits to reach 2,000 in his major league career. Toov joins Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell in the ‘Stros’ 2,000 Club.
I’m reserving comment on the incident involving Saints tight end Jimmy Graham until the facts are determined. Let’s just hope he’s OK.
Yes, I’m watching the Women’s World Cup Final as I write this blog. Spain leads England 1-nil in the 71st minute. Proud of me?
Yeah, and I saw that Saturday night goal by Messi, too. Dang!