ESPN televised Jacksonville’s preseason game Thursday—a rare national game for the Jaguars—which meant a lot of people who would otherwise never think about Blake Bortles now had to think about Blake Bortles. The general takeaway was Holy shit, this guy’s terrible.
NFL practices are a fun, affordable way to see your favorite players up close. If you’re near enough to the field, you can even hear what they say. On this pass from constantly underperforming QB Blake Bortles to receiver Allen Robinson, we get a little insight into the mystery that is the Jacksonville Jaguars, and…
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released 2016 second-round draft pick Roberto Aguayo over the weekend. It isn’t hindsight to declare that decision stupid, because it was foolish at the time and only looked more foolish when Aguayo, one of the most accurate kickers in NCAA history, turned out to be very bad in the NFL.
Tom Brady has slowly and carefully built up his own lifestyle brand in recent years, with his extravagant pajamas, rabbit food, and post-human, Russell Wilson-esque ad pitches delivered through the Patriots QB’s online presence. It appears that Brady might be dipping his toe into a half-hour web series in the near…
Buccaneers cornerback Brent Grimes is a talented player, but around these parts he’s more notable for his wife Miko’s ability to talk him up, and occasionally veer away from blunt honesty into bizarre territory. Now she claims that some of it was part of a plan.
Vince Young has tried a few comebacks in recent years, his latest ending on June 17 after being cut by the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders following a torn hamstring. Near the end of that project, the quarterback had time to talk shit about former Titans head coach Jeff Fisher to Sports Illustrated.
Dustin Pedroia, Anthony Mackie, Bill Burr, and improvisational quarter keg Rob Gronkowski showed up at a roast for David Ortiz yesterday. Gronk’s material was clearly prewritten; Pedroia’s was supposedly not. One was clearly funnier than the other.
Former 49ers coach Jim Tomsula is now handling the Skins’ defensive line, and not only is he free of the crushing burden of working for Jed York, but he’s also lost some facial hair and fat.
On Sept. 9, 2007, Buffalo Bills tight end Kevin Everett put his head down as he tackled Denver Broncos returner Domenik Hixon. Everett suffered severe injuries to his neck and spine and was paralyzed; doctors weren’t sure the then-25-year-old would walk again. Eventually, the NFL player recovered and returned to Ralph…
Twin brothers and failed NFL coaches Rex and Rob Ryan were in Nashville for the Stanley Cup Final, and they had more fight in them than P.K. Subban and Evgeni Malkin.
Maybe Brock Osweiler will be a better quarterback for the Browns. It’s possible that the Texans’ offensive scheme didn’t make the most of his abilities, which led him to throw 15 touchdowns against 16 picks and complete 59 percent of his 510 pass attempts. (This is admittedly an incredibly generous reading.)
Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio seems to be a man willing to a hear out a broad variety of opinions on a topic. Maybe that’s a common attribute for football coaches, an occupation that demands approaching a problem with multiple possible solutions and can reward unconventional thinking. That also might be why…
Raiders first-round draft pick Gareon Conley had previously said that the rape accusation against him was “completely false,” and referred to the witnesses’ accounts in the Cleveland police report for the real story. Now, there are multiple stories.
Steelers linebacker James Harrison loves to work out and share videos of his workouts. Sometimes he’ll boast about his feats, but other times, the clips are presented without commentary or platitudes. They reinforce a blunt fact: James Harrison can attempt this, and you (almost certainly) cannot.
The Patriots drafted only four players this weekend—although a few of their original draft picks did result in talent via trades—but like every other team, they sifted through the pool of leftover undrafted free agents. These signings might not make the 53-man roster, but they certainly have the look of Patriots.
Eagles QB Carson Wentz, hanging around Philadelphia for the NFL draft today, was being escorted on the Ben Franklin Parkway when he drew the attention of Philly fans. As the cart and security kept moving, a trail of adults and kids followed behind to take photos, chant, and yell.
NFL Draft prospect and former Oklahoma Sooners running back Joe Mixon has settled a civil suit with Amelia Molitor, the woman he punched in the face in July 2014 at a sandwich shop in Norman, Okla., according to a joint statement released today—six days before the draft. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
On Wednesday the New York Times sports desk tweeted out two group photos of the New England Patriots at the White House, one from their post-championship visit with then-President Barack Obama in 2015, the other from yesterday’s visit with President Donald Trump. Lots of people, including us, jumped on the apparent…
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Tom Brady was taking the day off.
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