it finally happened.
What you hear is the collective sigh of all six Washington Redskins fans who still give a shit about the team after hearing the news that the team finally, finally, finally, gave president Bruce Allen the ol' heave-ho. Only about ten seasons too late, am I right?
Owner Dan Snyder is still there, so how big of a change this is (or could be) is still to be seen. Washington is also expected to hire former Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera, which isn't a bad move by any means. But, like I stated. It's the Redskins. Sad face emoji.
shurmur's short leash.
The New York Giants fired their head coach Pat Shurmur after two seasons. This had to happen, I guess, with that dumpster fire that they trotted out on the field.
Now the team will be looking for its third head coach in just five years. I swear if they ruin Saquon Barkley there will be hell to pay.
New York is interested in Baylor head coach Matt Rhule for the position, as well as New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. Which, this is an annual thing. We all know McDaniels has some sort of non-spoken agreement with Bill Belichick that he'll take over the reins once Belichick is done. And yet every year, a handful of shitty teams want to interview him and he always says no. Rinse, repeat.
do i have to like philip rivers now?
Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers may be on his last legs (not literally) when it comes to playing football. We all pretty much know he probably won't be back with the team next season, and while he's said he's open to playing on another team, and he doesn't want to retire, who's gonna be the one to bite?
Anyway, this video made me lose my mind and maybe kinda start to like good ol' Phil here a little.
raiders ink richie incognito
For some reason, the Oakland Raiders gave guard Richie Incognito a two-year, $14 million extension, because of course they did.
Sooooo yeah, there's that.
someone's not getting fired
Some good news for a coach on a day when so many are getting bad news -- the Arizona Cardinals are sticking with defensive coordinator Vance Joseph in 2020.
The offense got much of the love this season, and the defense was EH, but they looked improved towards the end of the season. So whatever he's doing, I guess it's worth another shot.
antonio clown is at it again
Antonio Brown, who doesn't play for an NFL team, couldn't resist a moment to poke fun at his former teammates, who are currently on NFL teams.
Someone take Twitter away from this man, permanently.
ya missing something?
The NFL forgot to include two of their playoff teams, the Minnesota Vikings and the Philadelphia Eagles in their playoff hype video.
They're gonna totally use this in their favor aren't they?
jason garrett may or may not be fired
Dallas Cowboys head coach (maybe not for much longer) Jason Garrett has been on the "HOT SEAT" for quite some time, but it's been clear this season that he's holding that damn team back and needs to get the boot immediately. -deep breath-
And now we wait.
The dolphins coaches are dropping like flies
The Miami Dolphins are dipping their toes in Black Monday as well, firing three of their coaches: offensive coordinator Chad O'Shea, offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo, and safeties coach Tony Oden.
Someone needs to be taking the fall for what they did to Josh Rosen. Finally it's happening. AND I'M OUT!
fat guy touchdown!
Atlanta Falcons right tackle Ty Sambrailo not only had a 'fat guy touchdown' but he also broke a record. This was the longest touchdown reception from a player weighing over 300 pounds, at 35 yards.
This was also the seventh 'fat guy touchdown' from a player over three hundo this season -- also an NFL record. Everyone loves a fat guy touchdown.
Breshad Perriman highlight
^^ words I never thought I'd type. Tampa Bay Bucs QB Jameis Winston heaved this one to wide receiver Breshad Perriman and he somehow pulled this in for a 24-yard touchdown.
It is so surreal to me that Perriman learned how to catch. Good for him -- what a glow up.
christian mccaffrey makes history
The Carolina Panthers running back joined Marshall Faulk and Roger Craig as the only players with over a thousand rushing yards in a single season. It happened on this 17-yard run.
And he made it look easy.
things you hate to see:
The Miami Dolphins upset the New England Patriots in a shocker, knocking them out of the No.2 seed, and kissing their bye week good bye. The Pats haven't had to play Wildcard Weekend since 2009. This game is gonna be played to sad violin music with all the "no one believed in us" lines on their America's Game special, I can see it now.
New England gifted the Kansas City Chiefs their first-round bye as a nice post-holiday present.
jameis tops his year off the only way he can
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has had an ...... interesting season (I don't really know how else to put it to be honest), throwing 30 TDs and 30 INTs. I mean, I guess that's good as he's the only quarterback in history to do so? It's a fun story, if nothing else.
But the icing on the cake was this game-ending pick-six, that just sums up the season.
browns can kitchens.
It had to happen. The Cleveland Browns fired head coach Freddie Kitchens before they were even off the damn bus.
This had to happen. While I'm not usually a fan of one-and-done situations like this -- I think head coaches are often the scapegoat for larger underlying issues and usually deserve more than one year to win in the NFL -- Kitchens did more wrong than he did right. He had so much talent and couldn't really do anything with it. Kitchens wasn't very motivating, and wasn't the glue that held the team together, which is why it fell apart. And the Browns start at square one -- again.
The Bengals can't even celebrate correctly.
Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon was celebrating his team's (one of few) win on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, when he accidentally swung his helmet and took out the fucking ref.
Mixon apologized later, calling the hit "unintentional." I believe him, but that was so very Bengals.
49ers clinch the nfc's no. 1 seed
The 2019 NFL season went out in great fashion with four teams' playoff seeding on the line.... it literally came down to just inches. Seattle Seahawks' tight end Jacob Hollister was tackled about two inches short of the goal line with nine seconds left, handing the division title and the NFC's No. 1 seed to the San Francisco 49ers.
The Seahawks are good, and Russell Wilson played hard until the end, as he tends to do, but the Niners were completely dominant this season and deserve the one seed.
I still can't get over that that's how the season ended. Just perfect.
he's back.... can't wait
Marshawn Lynch is back with the Seattle Seahawks on a one-year deal. Just like we all hoped.
like... he's BACK back
In true Marshawn fashion, his first press conference as a Seattle Seahawk went as follows:
the packers take the NFC North
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers had a lot to say about taking down the Minnesota Vikings in order to grab the NFC North title.
Call me a Packers fan cause I love Mexican food and Tequila. Ole mi amigos.
this is a party i wanna be at
New York Giants quarterbacks Eli Manning and Daniel Jones played flip cup and celebrated at a bar in Hoboken, New Jersey after beating the Washington Redskins on Sunday. The video I didn't know I needed of Eli Manning playing flip cup is finally here and it's everything I hoped it would be and more.
Put Eli in the Hall now.
chandler jones is quietly making big things happen this season
Arizona Cardinals linebacker Chandler Jones is like... not being talked about this season so far, and it's not really fair. Not only is he in the running for Defensive Player of the Year, but he's just four sacks away from beating Michael Strahan's record for most sacks in a single season.
For the record, I don't think he's breaking it, but crazier things can happen.
the year of lamar jackson continues
I've said it before, and I'll say it again -- what a year this guy is having. To add to it, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson set the franchise record for most passing touchdowns in a single season.
Oh yeah, and his team just locked up the No.1 seed in the AFC.
i really hope we get more marshawn lynch in our lives
According to NFL Network, the Seattle Seahawks and former running back Marshawn Lynch are open to a 'potential reunion,' and he flew to Seattle on Monday. -eyeball emoji-
Perfect timing. The Seahawks are down running backs and Lynch is someone whose used to the playoffs in Seattle.... plus I'm sure we'll get some good content out of this.
the bengals suck the most! Hooray!
The Cincinnati Bengals have locked in the number one pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Their effort against the Miami Dolphins was a head-scratcher -- just lose correctly why don't ya? It's the least you can possibly do.
you're a mean one...
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. got far into the holiday spirit as he sported these Grinch-themed cleats for pregame warmups against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.
Someone, somewhere is reading way too far into this and linking these Grinch cleats to some weird storyline about OBJ wanting out of Cleveland, aren't they?
another week, another lamar jackson highlight
The Baltimore Ravens started slow on Sunday against their divisional rivals (if you want to call them that) the Cleveland Browns, but that didn't stop QB Lamar Jackson from squeezing in another jaw-dropping highlight.
And I really thought the Browns had something going there early on. How naive of me.
Michael Thomas breaking records
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas set a new single-season record receptions record on Sunday.
Thomas passed Marvin Harrison with his 144th catch.
saquon gonna saquon
They're not playing for much, but the New York Giants beat the Washington Redskins (I know, big whoop) on Sunday, and with that came a record-breaking performance by RB Saquon Barkley. Barkley broke the team's franchise record for most scrimmage yards with 279.
The Giants went on to beat Washington 41-35.
the only good falcons player...
The Atlanta Falcons wide receiver, and Matt Ryan's saving grace, Julio Jones, became the fastest player to reach 12,000 receiving yards on Sunday. Jerry Rice previously held the award.
what a day for eagles fans
A drunk Philadelphia Eagles fan somehow managed to sneak into the postgame press conference. And that's not even the best part. They asked a question about Eli Manning, before head coach Doug Pederson realized something was up and the fan was escorted out.
Why doesn't this happen more often?
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so the pats were definitely cheating right?
Jay Glazer from Fox Sports revealed the elusive "footage" we've all been waiting for on Sunday -- Spygate 2.
So yeah, they were definitely cheating again, we all know this now. Slap on the wrist coming from the league.
it's a highlight when the redskins do anything well.
With their college coach Urban Meyer in the stands, Washington Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins and receiver Terry McLaurin connected on a 75-yard touchdown pass.
So... how long until this horrible franchise ruins the two of them?
travis kelce breaks a record.
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce can add something else to his resume. Against the Broncos, on an 11-yard reception, Kelce became the first tight end in NFL history to have at least 1,000 receiving yards in four consecutive seasons.
is stephon gilmore the defensive player of the year?
New England Patriots cornerback pretty much wrote this one in stone on Sunday with two interceptions on Sunday against the Bengals, including this 59-yard pick-six.
It's between him and TJ Watt, in my opinion. But a two-INT game is tough to beat.
adrian peterson still has some in the tank.
Let's be honest, it sucks that he's a Redskin, but Peterson still has something in the tank. On Sunday, he tied Walter Payton with the fourth-most rushing touchdowns in NFL history.
Not bad for a running back.
i will miss eli manning, i admit.
I have a feeling Eli Manning will retire this offseason. And I will miss him. I will miss making fun of him, I will miss his ability to beat the Patriots, I will miss the Mannings PERIOD.
Anyway, Eli got a standing O after his (probably) last game at MetLife Stadium as a New York Giant. This made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
The Giants went on to win 36-20.
tyrann mathieu highlight notification.
This was just incredible -- not only was it a ~~snow game~~ but just...yeah. look at this.
Just a great video. I am drooling literally.
mike boone.. if you've never heard of him, here you go.
Minnesota Vikings RB Mike Boone scored not one, but TWO touchdowns on Sunday, after starter Dalvin Cook left the game with an injury.
the raiders had a sad ending to their oakland tenure.
Gardner Minshew and the Jacksonville Jaguars had something to say about the Raiders riding out into the Las Vegas sunset.
Please take this energy with you into Monday. One week till Christmas!
my picks for monday:
gronk fell asleep on the floor during his pats' pre-draft visit.
During NFL Network's NFL 100 All-Time Team broadcast, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick gave us a little anecdote from Rob Gronkowski's pre-draft visit -- he fell asleep on the floor.
Gronk truly is his own person.
arizona releases terrell suggs.
The Arizona Cardinals released linebacker Terrell Suggs on Friday, citing a "mutual decision."
If you don't think he's going straight to New England, you are so naive.
ryan kerrigan lands on ir.
The Washington Redskins placed linebacker Ryan Kerrigan on injured reserve on Friday, because of an injured calf sustained during Sunday's game against the Packers.
The Redskins somehow manage to ruin their franchise players as well. Interesting.
Devante parker gets his extension.
Miami Dolphins wide receiver signed a four-year extension on Friday, with $21.5 million guaranteed.
janoris jenkins tweets 'best news ever' after getting cut by the giants.
The cornerback was cut after being mean to someone online and refusing to apologize for it.
I mean, we don't use that word in 2019.
my picks for saturday:
the year of lamar.
Not only is he the front-runner for MVP right now, and should probably win it or they just shouldn't have the award, but Lamar Jackson broke the record for most rushing yards by a quarterback in a single season on Thursday night. The record was previously held by Michael Vick at 1,039 yards.
I don't care if you're the biggest Ravens fan on the planet. If you thought he was going to be doing this last season, you're a liar. Winning 10 straight, locking down the MVP, getting the team behind him the way he is. Stop. He's surprising everybody, and it's okay to say so.
This is.... the Year of Lamar. Period.
a few good men.
The NFL announced their nominees for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award on Thursday.
I love this -- I personally worked with various NFL players with their foundations, and it's my favorite part of the NFL. So many good people doing so many great things. Congrats to all the nominees.
My picks for friday:
more of this type of news, please.
These are my favorite kinds of stories. I feel like news in the NFL is centered around what the players are doing wrong, who's getting fined, who's hurt, etc., and we don't hear nearly enough about all of the good deeds players are doing all the time.
Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack is a perfect example. The star defensive player paid off $80K in layaway accounts at the Walmart in his hometown of Fort Pierce Florida, making about 300 customers' holiday season.
You know what's even better? Mack didn't do this so people would talk about it -- Walmart was the one to report this. He did this out of the goodness of his heart for the holidays. Would love a Hallmark movie to be made out of this.
phillip rivers at it again.
Los Angeles (San Diego) Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers makes me cringe. Please just look and listen.
I mean I guess I admire his enthusiasm?
so we're pretty sure the patriots cheated again.
According to The Athletic, the infamous video that the Patriots staff member took during the Browns-Bengals game on Sunday, focused right on the Bengals' sideline, right where Cincy's coaching staff was signaling plays, for eight whole minutes.
Wow that's crazy what a coincidence. The only ones buying their "explanation" are Patriots fans. Some of them came after me today claiming all teams do it, like the NFL shouldn't be alarmed whenever the words "Patriots" and "video taping" are associated with each other.
my picks for wednesday:
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adam vinateri having knee surgery... is this it?
The Indianapolis Colts kicker will have season-ending knee surgery and will be placed on IR. This dude has been at it for a long time.
Hard to imagine he keeps this thing going. But, you never know.
more kicker news!! yes!!
The Dallas Cowboys cut kicker Brett Maher on Monday, after a tough season.
âImagine having kicker problems.. cannot relate.
calvin ridley is dunzo.
The Atlanta Falcons wideout is done for the season due to an abdominal injury. The Falcons have literally not a thing to play for, so this will probably only matter to you if you have him in fantasy.
âThe Falcons play the Seattle Seahawks next.
seahawks' rashaad penny is also done for the year.
After injuring his ACL on Sunday night, head coach Pete Carroll announced Monday that Penny will miss the remainder of the season.
The patriots are cheating again.
You can't make this shit up, can you? It started with this.
Basically, a "scout"/member of the Patriots' organization was seen videotaping on the sidelines of Sunday's Browns-Bengals game. Wait for it.... New England claims it was for a "documentary." Suuuuuure it was. Why the fuck are you taping someone else's game for your own documentary? Doesn't make sense. I'm sure it's also just a coincidence that the Patriots play Cincinnati this weekend. How convenient!
does anyone want to win the nfc east?
After defeating the New York Giants 23-17 on Monday night, the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys have the same record, remaining in a tight race for the NFC East.
If only they would play like they're in a division race. There's hope for next week, at least.
my picks for tuesday:
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