Aaron Rodgers has already made it pretty clear he’s not through. That’s a good thing, in my view.
Predictably, the NFLPA is blaming Rodgers’ injury on the artificial turf at MetLife Stadium, and is again calling for grass playing fields throughout the league. At least in this particular case, I fail to see the correlation.
It has not only been a short week for the Eagles, but they will also be shorthanded tonight at home against the Vikings on Thursday Night Football. Running back Kenneth Gainwell, safety Reed Blankenship and cornerback James Bradberry are all out with injuries. DT Fletcher Cox is questionable with a rib owie.
And the Seahawks will likely be without both of their starting tackles Sunday in Detroit. RT Abraham Lucas has been placed on IR with a knee injury and LT Charles Cross is nursing a sprained right big toe, which is no laughing matter. Seattle on Tuesday brought in 41-year-old Jason Peters to pitch in.
What’s up with Stetson Bennett? The Rams Wednesday placed the rookie backup QB from Georgia on the reserve non-football illness list. Nobody’s talking.
Once an NFL player starts to hear whispers that he’s a loafer, his career is in jeopardy. Bears WR Chase Claypool is hearing more than just whispers. This sounds more like the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Newly-extended pass rusher Chris Jones will play for the Chiefs Sunday against the Jags in a rematch of a 2022 divisional playoff game. We still don’t know about Kelce.
Titans QB Ryan Tannehill says he wants to “move on” from his abysmal performance in Tennessee’s season-opening loss to the Saints. He’d better. Because the Titans are getting pretty close to “moving on” from him.
Yes, it was hard to understand why the Giants kept Daniel Jones in the game once they were hopelessly behind in what turned out to be a 40-0 pasting by the Cowboys. But I frankly don’t think Dallas defensive superstar Micah Parsons should be second-guessing the Giants’ coaching staff, which he did Tuesday on his podcast. “It’s called protecting your guy—something I think the Giants should have done.” It is true that Parsons had a pretty clear view of the whole thing, since he had a sack and two other hits on Jones.
Would you like to give yourself a splitting headache? Just try reading through all the NBA’s new rules and fines regarding “load management” and trying to prevent teams from resting “star” players in key games, also known as promotable and marketable games. You got any Advil on you?
The Braves are the epitome of consistent excellence and professionalism. That’s six straight NL East titles, and 23 of them since divisional play began in 1969. That is remarkable.
Heartened that the “Stros avoided a sweep at the hands of the lowly A’s, and in fact came within two outs of a combined no-hitter in a 6-2 win. But I still can’t fathom why Houston is just 38-37 at home this season.
Seattle and Texas both won, leaving the Rangers a game back of Houston. But Texas will be without ace Max Scherzer for the rest of the regular season after an MRI revealed a muscle strain in his pitching arm.