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Sam Bradford hopes scaled down offense changes “frustrating” start

Sam Bradford’s first two games as the Cardinals quarterback have not gone well. He’s gone 37-of-61 for 243 yards and two interceptions while producing six points in losses to Washington and the Rams. Bradford may be understating things when he says “it’s definitely been a frustrating two weeks,” but it hasn’t been enough for the Cardinals [more]

Jared Goff on “system QB” label: If we win, call me whatever you want

During the 2017 season, there was some attention paid to Rams head coach Sean McVay making the most of the opportunity to be in quarterback Jared Goff‘s ear until the communication system shuts down with 15 seconds left on the play clock. It’s an approach that seems to make good sense, especially given the amount [more]

Mike Zimmer on Vikings signings: “We needed to make some moves”

The Vikings would have had high expectations going into this season anyway. Then they signed a quarterback to a gigantic contract, which raised those expectations again. But if you wondered whether the pressure they put on themselves this year is real, look no further than the three rapid-fire transactions after last week’s tie against the [more]

Carson Wentz wants to pick up where he left off

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz expects there will be “a lot of emotions going on” when he heads out of the tunnel at Lincoln Financial Field in uniform on Sunday. The matchup with the Colts will be Wentz’s first game since tearing his ACL and LCL last December, so it’s easy to understand why his heart [more]

Cam Newton trusting his plan, and executing it efficiently

The Panthers knew their offense would change with a new coordinator. They didn’t know Cam Newton would suddenly become a precision passer. Through two games, Newton has completed 69 percent of his passes, which is by far a career high (61.7 percent in 2013 was the previous high). “I just know I have to be [more]

Alex Smith wonders if he should take more chances

Alex Smith has been very successful in the NFL by not taking too many chances. At the same time, he knows he may need to take a few more to help spark the Washington passing game. The Colts dared Smith to go downfield last week and he didn’t, throwing 46 passes and gaining just 292 [more]

Saquon Barkley has been boom-or-bust with the Giants, as he was at Penn State

If there was any knock on Saquon Barkley at Penn State, it was that he was too much of a boom-or-bust back. Through two games of his NFL career, that may be the knock on him as a Giant as well. Barkley had a 68-yard touchdown run in Week One, which was the longest run [more]

Larry Fitzgerald pays every customer’s bill to help deli owner fighting cancer

Joe Casella has owned Casella’s Italian Delicatessen in Scottsdale, Arizona, for 42 years. Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has been a customer for years, and when he heard that Casella is dying of cancer, he wanted to do something to help. On Tuesday, Fitzgerald paid the bills of every customer at the deli, all afternoon, [more]

Jimmy Graham facing fines for failing to speak with reporters

Jimmy Graham may have only played one season with Marshawn Lynch in Seattle but he’s pulling from Lynch’s playbook when it comes to speaking with reporters. According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, Graham is facing potential fines from the NFL for failing to speak to reporters in Green Bay. Graham hasn’t talked to reporters since [more]

Pete Carroll cites his “impatience” as why Seahawks have gotten away from running game

The Seahawks spent most of the season expressing their desire to jump start their rushing attack only for it to seem like an afterthought in their first two games against the Denver Broncos and Chicago Bears. Seattle gave the ball to running backs on just 14 of 55 offensive plays against the Broncos and on [more]

Justin Britt day-to-day with shoulder injury, Ethan Pocic also missing practice with ankle injury for Seahawks

The Seahawks have a pair of injuries on their offensive line ahead of this week’s meeting with the Dallas Cowboys. Center Justin Britt injured his right shoulder diving into a pile attempting to recover a Russell Wilson fumble in the fourth quarter of Monday night’s loss to the Chicago Bears. “He’s got a sore shoulder,” [more]

Mike Zimmer: Andrew Sendejo told he did “everything right” despite flag

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said safety Andrew Sendejo‘s form and delivery was correct on a hit that drew a 15-yard penalty. According to Zimmer, an official told Sendejo that “they just want us to throw a flag.” “[Sendejo] said, ‘What could I have done different?’” Zimmer said on KFAN, via Courtney Cronin of ESPN. “[The [more]

Rams promote KhaDarel Hodge, activate Jamon Brown

The Rams promoted receiver KhaDarel Hodge from the practice squad and activated right guard Jamon Brown from the suspended list. Hodge joined the Rams as an undrafted free agent out of Prairie View A&M. He appeared in all four preseason games, catching eight passes for 100 yards and a touchdown. The Rams were down to [more]

Ezekiel Elliott ready to put it all together in Week Three

Ezekiel Elliott has yet to have his first 100-yard game this season, and he has had a long run of 19 yards. The Cowboys star running back ranks seventh in the NFL in rushing with 147 yards. The best, Elliott promises, is yet to come. “I think we are really close to where we need [more]

Aaron Rodgers has “concern” his knee will get worse

On the night Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers returned from a knee injury to lead an historic comeback against the Bears, Rodgers said that doctors told him that his condition couldn’t have gotten any worse. Rodgers now concedes that, as he continues to play on the injured leg, it could. “Yeah, obviously that’s a concern,” Rodgers [more]

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