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Thursday morning one-liners

For all the other injuries, Bills C Eric Wood’s absence will be tough to overcome. The Dolphins are expecting big things from a couple of their rookies. Patriots CB Malcolm Butler isn’t dwelling on that one play he made one time against the Seahawks. Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick “definitely optimistic” about playing this week. The…

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Colin Kaepernick didn’t vote

Colin Kaepernick began a national dialogue on issues of race and police brutality when he sat for the national anthem. But when it came time to have a say in America’s direction, Kaepernick punted. Kaepernick, the 49ers quarterback who is an outspoken critic of racial injustice, confirmed to reporters on Tuesday that he didn’t vote.…

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NFL morning after: It’s time for Jared Goff

Fans in Los Angeles began chanting for rookie quarterback Jared Goff early in the Rams’ loss to the Panthers on Sunday, and who could blame them? The Rams gave up a bounty of draft picks to make Goff the future of their franchise in Southern California, and yet Goff stood on the sideline and watched…

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In an offensive battle, Saints have more firepower than 49ers

In a high-scoring passing battle, no one should be surprised that Saints quarterback Drew Brees outplayed 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. But it was a little surprising that at least for part of the game, it was close. Kaepernick had his best game in years, overcoming an ugly interception early to finish with 398 passing yards.…

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Could Nick Foles take the starting job from Alex Smith?

Four years ago this month, then-49ers quarterback Alex Smith suffered a concussion. It opened the door for second-year second-rounder Colin Kaepernick, who seized the job and never looked back — at least not until a year or so after Smith had been traded to the Chiefs. Now in his fourth season as the starter in…

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PFT’s Week Nine picks

Last week, I took out the broom. And whacked MDS over the head with it. The three disagreements (Lions-Texans, Seahawks-Saints, Raiders-Bucs) went my way, stretching a two-game lead to five. For the week, I was 11-2 and MDS was 9-5. This week, we disagree on three more games. If I sweep this week, it’s over.…

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49ers believe Colin Kaepernick will “continue to get better”

Colin Kaepernick has started the last two games at quarterback for the 49ers and the results haven’t shown any improvement over what they were getting from Blaine Gabbert or what they got from Kaepernick in the eight starts he made during the 2015 season. Kaepernick completed 59 percent of his passes in those games and…

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Trump takes credit for NFL ratings drop, blames Kaepernick, too

The conclusion of the election apparently will make the NFL’s ratings great again. Sort of. Presidential candidate Donald Trump, at a Sunday rally in Colorado, offered two theories for the league’s struggles to get people to enjoy pro football games on TV in the same numbers they did a year ago. “The NFL is way…

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Goodell on ratings: “We don’t dismiss any theory”

Little is clear about the 2016 NFL season, including the reason(s) for the dramatic drop in TV viewership. Asked by Gary Myers on WFAN’s Chalk Talk if the league has reached any conclusions regarding the reduction in ratings, Commissioner Roger Goodell said, “No, and I don’t think anybody can do that.” Goodell added, after Myers…

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Wednesday morning one-liners

Patriots QB Tom Brady’s 132.6 passer rating is by far the highest in the NFL. Jets WR Brandon Marshall has dropped six passes, most in the NFL. Marshall also leads the league in passes not caught, with 38 passes thrown his way that he didn’t catch. Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi is averaging 6.37 yards a…

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Kaepernick doesn’t think anthem protests affect ratings

Commissioner Roger Goodell and 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick likely don’t agree on much. But here’s one thing on which they occupy the same page: They believe the 2016 drop in TV ratings has nothing to do with the ongoing national anthem protests. “I don’t know much about ratings and how they are affected and all of…

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NFL morning after: The decline of Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick is the NFL’s most significant player off the field, a player whose simple act of declining to stand during the national anthem has led to wide-ranging discussions across America about race, police brutality, free speech and the role of sport in society. That has been the subject of thousands of commentaries. But it’s…

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Monday morning one-liners

The Bills lost the battle up front on both sides of the ball on Sunday. The Dolphins moved Mario Williams to defensive tackle at points in Sunday’s win. Were the Patriots lucky to face a injury-depleted Steelers team on Sunday? Jets RB Matt Forte bounced back with 154 total yards and two scores. Said Ravens…

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Buccaneers get to .500 with easy win over 49ers

This season has been rocky at times for the Buccaneers, but a trip to San Francisco can make any team look good. The Bucs took on the 49ers today and beat them easily, earning a 34-17 win that improved the Bucs to 3-3 on the season. It was a particularly big game for Buccaneers running…

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PFT’s Week Seven picks

For the first time this year, I’m in the lead over MDS. And only MDS and I care about it. After pulling off a 4-1 margin in the five games on which we disagreed, I’m now up by two games. We disagree by two games this week. So maybe we’ll be tied next week at…

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