Along with starting at quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick also knows his role is to tutor and mentor rookie Tua Tagovailoa.
Fitzpatrick takes pride in being in this position and thinks of passing along any tidbits or advice as paying it forward to Tagovailoa like other coaches and quarterbacks have done for him in his ...Read more
Remember when everybody wanted to kick the Marlins out of Major League Baseball and staple Rob Manfred through the toenails to a wooden pike outside the city gates? Man, that was a crazy week. The Phillies went seven straight days without playing a game. The commissioner's office warned the players that the season was in jeopardy. The scribes ...Read more
Brad Biggs' NFL power rankings for Week 4 of the 2020 season. Last week's ranking in parentheses.
1. Chiefs 3-0 (1)
In the battle of the NFL's last two MVPs, Patrick Mahomes dominated the show Monday night, completing 31 of 42 passes for 385 yards and four touchdowns in a 34-20 blowout victory in Baltimore. One touchdown pass went to left...Read more
Each week I'll list the best widely available free agents for fantasy football - I define "widely available" as being owned in around half of all ESPN or Yahoo leagues - and some guys who are probably better off in the free-agent pool than collecting dust on your roster.
Follow me on Twitter @UTEddieBrown if you have questions throughout the ...Read more
BALTIMORE - These are the kind of losses that scar teams, sometimes for the entire season.
The Kansas City Chiefs didn't just physically beat the Ravens on "Monday Night Football," but might have damaged their psyche as well. After two straight close losses to the Chiefs in the regular season, the Ravens were blown out by the defending Super ...Read more
CHICAGO - Don't be angry with Mitch Trubisky. It's the wrong emotion. Disappointed? Sure. Unfulfilled? Totally fair. But angry? Nah, that's misguided. It's misdirected energy.
Trubisky's benching Sunday in Atlanta became an official demotion Monday. Matt Nagy told his quarterbacks first, then shared the news with the world.
Nick Foles will ...Read more
The NFL's first COVID-19 outbreak has hit.
The Tennessee Titans have shut down their facilities until Saturday after three players and five staff members tested positive for the virus, the league announced.
The Minnesota Vikings, the Titans' opponent this past Sunday, also shuttered their facility due to contact tracing protocols.
Neither ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA - The Eagles' Dallas Goedert suffered a fracture in his left ankle Sunday, an NFL source told The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Coach Doug Pederson said Monday that Goedert would "miss some time" with a "lower body injury," but he didn't provide further detail. The Eagles placed him on injured reserve Tuesday, which would sideline the ...Read more
The NFL is confronting its first potential COVID-19 crisis.
The Tennessee Titans suspended all in-person club activities Tuesday after three players and five team personnel tested positive for the coronavirus, the league said.
The Minnesota Vikings, who played host to the Titans on Sunday, likewise suspended in-person activities, although they...Read more
The most maddening, frustrating and annoying part of Sam Darnold's development is that we might never find out he could be as long as he's shackled by this organization.
Darnold's three-interception nightmare is on the marquee of the Jets' latest stinker Sunday, but the root of the problem must be addressed.
Although the third-year quarterback...Read more
You know what a near-perfect second half sounds like?
Say these four words out loud: punt, punt, interception, punt.
Try it again, slower this time.
Or, if you prefer, three three-and-outs and a game-changing turnover. That's what the Steelers did to Deshaun Watson on Sunday at Heinz Field, after Watson did...Read more
We are going to talk about Patrick Mahomes throwing an underhanded touchdown to Anthony Sherman, like the bald and tatted and 242-pound fullback was Mahomes' large child or something.
We will do that soon. Because it was ridiculous. And hilarious. The specific genius and creativity of the Mahomes-Andy Reid brain-meld is the best show in America...Read more
Michigan football's star offensive lineman, Jalen Mayfield, recently opted back in to playing this college football season after declaring for the NFL draft.
And it appears any hurdles regarding his eligibility have been cleared.
"He did submit a waiver to be able to come back and play, and that waiver has been granted," Michigan coach Jim ...Read more
It's often never pretty when a former great hangs on past his expiration date. Jason Peters has defied age and the NFL's version of natural selection for so long that it wasn't far-fetched to believe that he would perform adequately in his 38th year.
But the Eagles offensive lineman has never looked as overmatched as he has this season, with ...Read more
Matt Patricia loves roller coasters. But he has a rule aboafut them. He doesn't ride them during the NFL season.
Some fans and media - and even a high-profile Hall-of-Famer like Terry Bradshaw - were calling for the Detroit Lions to fire their head coach after an 0-2 start. But Patricia was too busy getting his team ready to beat the Arizona ...Read more
Two weeks ago, the owner of the New York Jets called coach Adam Gase a "brilliant offensive mind."
The bad news: Evidently, there are 31 more brilliant ones in the NFL.
Yes, the winless Jets are ranked last in total offense, and their only solace is the New York Giants haven't won, either. It's the first time since 1996 that both teams are 0-3...Read more
The Steelers were embarking on their fourth Super Bowl title in six years the last time they started a season with four consecutive victories.
Even when they went 15-1 in Ben Roethlisberger's rookie season in 2004, they started 1-1 before reeling off 14 consecutive victories.
But, here they are, one of eight teams with an unbeaten record after...Read more
Doug Pederson spoke Monday of the need to "unclutter" Carson Wentz's mind, perhaps with tempo and fewer choices, in an attempt to break the funk the Eagles' fifth-year quarterback can't seem to shake.
Pederson also said that ankle injuries to tight end Dallas Goedert and cornerback Avonte Maddox will cause them to miss time, presumably meaning ...Read more
The coach was angry. The quarterback sounded ticked too, and also surprised and/or annoyed by his coach's comment. Their answers appeared to be subtle jabs.
The end of Sunday's 31-30 loss to Tennessee was egregious by any football standard, which led to some interesting reactions from the Vikings afterward in postgame zoom interviews.
Zimmer ...Read more
TAMPA, Fla. - Patrick O'Connor's first-quarter punt block and recovery in the Bucs' 28-10 win over Denver not only earned him the game ball, it set the stage for Tampa Bay's best all-around special-teams performance of the year.
O'Connor, who emerged last season as a key special-teams contributor, set up the Bucs' first touchdown by charging ...Read more
- Joe Starkey: Mike Tomlin, Keith Butler deserve credit for Steelers' second-half shutout
- Brad Biggs' Week 4 NFL rankings
- Chiefs 34, Ravens 20: A very fun night for the Super Bowl champions
- Winless Jets making case for Adam Gase to be first NFL coach fired this season
- Sam Darnold's future is in doubt. It never should have come to this