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Harold Goodwin tries to downplay impact of hurricane on loss to Chiefs

On Tuesday, Buccaneers coach Todd Bowles blamed the disruption arising from last week’s hurricane on the overall preparation for Sunday night’s game, a loss to the Chiefs. On Wednesday, the man replacing Bowles during a one-day absence for personal reasons walked back those remarks, a bit.“It was just tough all around,” assistant head coach/run game [more]

Hunter Renfrow returns to Raiders practice

Raiders receiver Hunter Renfrow is getting closer to playing.Renfrow is practicing on Wednesday for the first time in a couple of weeks. He has been in the concussion protocol since suffering a hit on the last play of Las Vegas’ loss to Arizona in Week Two.At this point, Renfrow is doing non-contact work as he [more]

Shaq Barrett on Kansas City: I wasn’t trying to send shots at anybody or anything like that

Buccaneers edge rusher Shaq Barrett gave the Chiefs some significant bulletin-board material last week.He told reporters that he didn’t see much difference in Kansas City’s offensive line from 2020 to now and that the Bucs had an opportunity to dominate the game with a sort of coming out party.As we know by now, that did [more]

Patrick Mahomes is the AFC offensive player of the week

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes had a strong outing against the Buccaneers on Sunday.Now he’s received an honor for the performance.Mahomes has been named the AFC offensive player of the week after he threw for 249 yards with three touchdowns — including his brilliant pass to running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire.Mahomes also rushed for 34 yards in [more]

PFT’s Week 4 2022 NFL awards

It’s awards time, Week Four edition.You know the drill by now. Offensive player of the week. Defensive player of the week. Rookie of the week. Coach of the week. Play of the week.Each award winner is bestowed below, along with the finalists.As always, these awards are based on the input from the PFT staff, with [more]

Raiders sign Blake Martinez to practice squad

The Raiders needed linebacker help after Denzel Perryman was diagnosed with a concussion Sunday. On Tuesday, they signed veteran linebacker Blake Martinez to the practice squad, according to the NFL’s personnel report.Las Vegas used the NFL’s veteran provision.Martinez played the past two seasons with the Giants under current Raiders defensive coordinator Patrick Graham. Martinez’s 2021 [more]

Todd Bowles: Hurricane relocation impacted preparation for Chiefs game

Last week, Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady said that the disruption caused by Hurricane Ian shouldn’t be an excuse for poor performance against the Chiefs on Sunday night.Tonight, Bucs coach Todd Bowles kind of made the hurricane an excuse for the team’s poor performance against the Chiefs on Sunday night. Via JoeBucsFan.com, Bowles addressed the impact of [more]

NFL: Spotters concluded Cameron Brate was hit in the shoulder, not the head

The NFL’s “Concussion Game Day Checklist” consists of a flow chart that commences with a first step: “Player receives impact to the head.”In the case of Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brate, the NFL contends that step one didn’t happen.“Immediately following the game, the NFL contacted team and unaffiliated medical personnel to gather information concerning the injury [more]

Andy Reid on Patrick Mahomes: These things we’re seeing from him are special

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes had another classic performance in his young career with Sunday’s victory over the Buccaneers, highlighted by his magical second-quarter touchdown throw to running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire.Mahomes has made countless incredible plays and throws since he became a starting quarterback in 2018. And head coach Andy Reid said Monday that he’s essentially [more]

Todd Bowles: “Nobody called down” to check Cameron Brate for a concussion

On Sunday night, Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brate took a blow to the head late in the second quarter. He exited the game, and then he re-entered. During halftime, he was placed in the concussion protocol.On Monday, Buccaneers coach Todd Bowles confirmed that Brate was not checked for a concussion on the sideline.“He complained of [more]

Tony Dungy decries “broken system” after Cameron Brate returns to play following apparent head injury

At a time of supposedly unprecedented sensitivity to ensuring that players who may have suffered head injuries are removed from play, common sense suggests that everyone connected to the process will be more careful than ever about flagging potentially concussed players and properly checking them out. Alas, common sense ain’t.Late in the first half of [more]

Cameron Brate ruled out with a concussion

The Buccaneers have ruled out tight end Cameron Brate for the rest of the night. Brate has entered concussion protocol.Brate went out at one point in the first half and returned but then ran directly into teammate Chris Godwin‘s knee. He did not return after halftime.Brate made four catches for 32 yards.The Bucs will try [more]

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