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Raiders put Richie Incognito on injured reserve

Raiders left guard Richie Incognito left Monday night’s win over the Saints with an Achilles injury and it is going to keep him off the field a while longer. Incognito was placed on injured reserve on Wednesday. He will be eligible to return to action after missing three games. The Raiders put rookie John Simpson [more]

Chargers should embrace Justin Herbert

Chargers coach Anthony Lynn recently said that rookie quarterback Justin Herbert is the “backup for a reason.” Whatever the reason, the backup has raised the bar for the starter. It’s unclear why Lynn has staunchly refused to make Herbert the starter, given that Herbert had an incredible performance with literally a moment’s notice on Sunday [more]

NFL, ESPN have no comment on Monday night TV cart collision

Monday night’s first-ever NFL game in Las Vegas included the kind of gamble that never should be made in the vicinity of a football field. An ESPN camera cart inched too close to the action, and a pair of Raiders collided with it. Safety Johnathan Abram seemed to be knocked out after colliding with the [more]

No other coaches were fined for mask violations

The NFL dropped the hammer on five head coaches who kept their face coverings drooped below their chins for most if not all of their Week Two games. Per a league source, those were the only five coaches who faced any type of fine. Although 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan, Broncos coach Vic Fangio, Seahawks coach [more]

Mike Tomlin trying to be a “good example” by wearing a mask

You have to search to find a picture of Mike Tomlin without a face covering in 2020. In almost every photo, the Steelers coach is seen properly wearing a mask over his nose and mouth. That’s why Tomlin’s name wasn’t among the five coaches issued big fines for not wearing masks during this weekend’s games. [more]

NFL fines Jon Gruden, Sean Payton for not wearing masks Monday night

The NFL fined a handful of coaches for not wearing masks on the sidelines during Sunday’s games and that led many to suggest more fines were coming after watching Monday night’s game. Raiders head coach Jon Gruden and Saints head coach Sean Payton were both shown without masks on many times during ESPN’s broadcast from [more]

Jon Gruden: I’d take Darren Waller over any tight end

Raiders tight end Darren Waller turned in a huge performance in Monday night’s win over the Saints, catching 12 passes for 103 yards and a touchdown, and afterward his coach had some high praise for him. Raiders coach Jon Gruden said he would rather have Waller than any other tight end in the NFL, including [more]

Report: Richie Incognito’s Achilles injury isn’t serious

It was a bad week for NFL players, with so many big names dropping like flies. The list of stars who now out for the season is long. But the Raiders have received good news regarding the Achilles injury of offensive guard Richie Incognito, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports. Incognito’s injury is not serious, according [more]

NFL has 11 teams at 2-0, tying a record high

In a 32-team league, the maximum possible number of 2-0 teams is 16. The most 2-0 teams ever emerging from the first two weeks of an NFL is 11. It’s happened three times before. It happened again this year. The Cardinals, Bills, Ravens, Bears, Packers, Chiefs, Raiders, Rams, Seahawks, Steelers, and Titans are each 2-0. [more]

The Saints are saving Taysom Hill for something, but what?

It’s way too early to have the conversation as to whether Father Time has placed Drew Brees in jeopardy of being benched. By Monday, based on whether and to what extent the Packers shred the Saints, it may no longer be premature. Here’s a question that isn’t premature: What are the Saints doing with Taysom [more]

Should NFL abandon the mask rule for coaches?

When the NFL developed its policy that coaches must cover their mouths and noses on the sidelines, the NFL planned eventually  to conduct COVID-19 testing on players and coaches three times per week. Now that the NFL is conducting, and likely will continue to conduct, COVID-19 testing on a daily basis, an important question needs [more]

Jon Gruden on Derek Carr: This guy’s a great quarterback

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr said before the season started that he is “tired of the talk” and just wants to “go out and play football and not care about the other stuff.” With two weeks under his belt, that’s looking like the right approach to the season. Carr followed up a good performance against the [more]

Sean Payton: Saints’ offense is “average at best”

Throughout the Sean Payton/Drew Brees era, the Saints have been accustomed to a good offense. That’s not the case this year. After the Saints lost to the Raiders on Monday night, Payton said his offense simply wasn’t good enough. “The last two weeks, I think it’s been average at best offensively,” Payton said, via the [more]

Drew Brees on Saints offense: “Not even close to what we’re capable of”

The Saints are returning to New Orleans after their 34-24 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders not particularly pleased with their performance. Count quarterback Drew Brees as one of the players that knows the team needs to bring more to table as they move forward. “Are we totally in sync right now? No, We’re not. [more]

Jon Gruden says he previously had COVID-19, is doing his best to wear a mask

On the heels of a report that three separate head coaches are set to get fined by the NFL for not sufficiently wearing masks on the sidelines for games, Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden revealed that he previously had COVID-19 and is trying his best with his own mask habits. “I’m doing my [more]

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