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Rookie quarterbacks off to an ugly start

This year’s draft class was supposed to be loaded with quarterback talent. It may still prove to be. But the rookie quarterback class of 2021 is off to an ugly start. Through three weeks, teams starting a rookie quarterback are 1-10 this season: Trevor Lawrence of the Jaguars is 0-3, Zach Wilson of the Jets [more]

Bill Belichick dismisses notion that he didn’t want to keep Tom Brady

It’s Return of The Tommy week in Boston. And it’s already getting off to a good start. Appearing on WEEI’s The Greg Hill Show, Patriots coach Bill Belichick was asked whether he wanted to re-sign Brady when he became a free agent in 2020. “I think we’ve been through all the dynamics of that,” Belichick [more]

For the first time in the regular season, Tom Brady threw for 400 yards with no picks and lost

Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has been playing for two decades, which makes it difficult to do things he’s never done before. But that’s what happened on Sunday in Tampa Bay’s 34-24 loss to the Rams. Tom Brady didn’t have a bad statistical day for his first time playing in Los Angeles. He finished 41-of-55 passing [more]

Bill Belichick: There’s no magic sauce, have to work and get better

The Patriots came into Week Three after a 19-point win over the Jets in Week Two, but their momentum did not continue against the Saints. New Orleans went up 14 points in the first half and extended their lead to 21-3 on a pick-six by safety Malcolm Jenkins early in the third quarter. The Saints [more]

Saints pick off Mac Jones three times, defeat Patriots 28-13

After suffering a big loss to the Panthers last week, the Saints got back in the win column with a 28-13 victory over the Patriots on Sunday. New Orleans’ defense largely kept New England’s offense from being effective, picking off quarterback Mac Jones three times in the contest. And when the Patriots scored their first [more]

Malcolm Jenkins begins second half with a pick six, giving Saints 21-3 lead

Things are going from bad to worse for New England’s offense. On the first play of the third quarter, quarterback Mac Jones threw a low pass to tight end Jonnu Smith. The tight end dove for it, but it went off his hands and up into the arms of safety Malcolm Jenkins. With no one [more]

Saints lead Patriots 14-3 at halftime

New Orleans’ defense has given New England’s offense fits, and the Saints lead 14-7 at halftime. It took until 11:34 in the second quarter for the Patriots to gain a first down, and when that happened running back James White ended up getting carted off with a hip injury. He was shortly after ruled out [more]

James White out after being carted off the field with a hip injury

The Patriots have had trouble moving the ball against New Orleans’ defense, and there might be more trouble coming. Running back James White has been ruled out with a hip injury. White went down after he took a handoff to the left and on third-and-3 from the New England 27. He took it 6 yards [more]

Alvin Kamara gets Saints on the board with early touchdown

This week, Saints quarterback Jameis Winston talked about getting Alvin Kamara more involved in the passing game. Through a couple of possessions, Winston is putting that plan into action. Winston threw an 11-yard touchdown to Kamara to cap the Saints’ second drive on third-and-7, giving New Orleans an early 7-0 lead. In New Orleans’ first [more]

NFL Week Three early inactives: Joey Bosa set to play for Chargers

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the 1 p.m. ET games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa didn’t practice at all this week due to ankle and foot injuries, but that’s not going to stop him from trying to chase Patrick Mahomes down on [more]

Bill Belichick declines to comment on Alex Guerrero’s criticism of the handling of Tom Brady

Alex Guerrero, not Tom Brady, had some pointed comments earlier this week about the manner in which Patriots coach Bill Belichick mishandled Brady. Belichick understandably was asked about it on Friday during his most recent press conference. “I appreciate the question,” Belichick said, his standard response to questions he doesn’t really appreciate. “I know there’s [more]

Saints won’t have three assistant coaches Sunday because of COVID-19 protocols

The Saints had eight assistant coaches miss last week’s game. They won’t have three this week. Assistant head coach/defensive line coach Ryan Nielsen, pass rush specialist Brian Young and run game coordinator/tight ends coach Dan Roushar will not coach Sunday, the team announced Friday. They remain out with COVID-19. All of the team’s coaches are [more]

NFL Week Three injury report roundup: Quarterback injuries will impact several games

Week Three of the 2021 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by Carolina and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their final injury [more]

NFL to reinstate Josh Gordon

Josh Gordon may be back and playing as soon as next week. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the NFL has informed the receiver that he is being reinstated. Gordon’s latest indefinite suspension had begun in January, after the league rescinded Gordon’s conditional reinstatement. Gordon applied for reinstatement in July and the NFL Players Association recommended [more]

Cam Jordan laments enhanced quarterback protections

For decades, defensive players have complained about the protections afforded to quarterbacks. It likely will continue for decades to come. Saints defensive end Cam Jordan, who entered the league as a first-round pick in 2011, chimed in during a Thursday session with reporters about the changes he has seen during his time in the league. [more]

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