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Jared Goff has suddenly become perhaps too good of a bargain for the Lions

Two years ago this month, the Lions got two first-round picks and a third-round pick, both for sending quarterback Matthew Stafford to the Rams and taking on the ill-advised contract that L.A. had given to quarterback Jared Goff after the 2018 season. It felt like a two-year arrangement in Detroit, with Goff holding the spot [more]

Former NFL running back, 1979 Heisman Trophy winner Charles White dies at 64

Former NFL running back Charles White, who won the 1979 Heisman Trophy, died of cancer Wednesday in Newport Beach, California, USC announced. White was 64.White, who led the Trojans to the 1978 national championship, remains the school’s career rushing yards leader with 6,245. He scored 49 touchdowns. He lettered four seasons at USC and twice [more]

Clint Hurtt praises Quandre Diggs for saving Seattle’s season

On Sunday night, the Lions delivered Seattle to the playoffs by beating the Packers. It wouldn’t have mattered if the Seahawks hadn’t beaten the Rams earlier in the day.And that wouldn’t have happened if Seattle safety Quandre Diggs hadn’t intercepted a pass meant for a wide-ass open Rams receiver Van Jefferson.On Tuesday, Seahawks defensive coordinator [more]

Report: Rams won’t block assistant coaches from seeking other jobs

Rams head coach Sean McVay’s future is in flux as he contemplates stepping away from the franchise, and so is the status of the team’s assistant coaches.With that in mind, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reports that Los Angeles will not block assistant coaches from seeking other jobs.Teams can’t prevent position coaches from pursuing coordinator positions but [more]

SoFi Stadium gets an ‘F’ for its performance in the rain

After Super Bowl XLI, Miami fell out of the rotation after a driving rain made the experience less than ideal for the high rollers in attendance. At a time when it’s widely presumed that SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles will host the NFL’s championship game every four or five years, Monday night’s NCAA championship becomes [more]

Report: Colts have Aaron Glenn, Ben Johnson, Raheem Morris on interview list

Jeff Saturday might get the permanent head coaching job in Indianapolis, but the Colts have to go through an interview process first.They have submitted requests for three assistant coaches.Adam Schefter of ESPN reports the Colts want to talk to Lions defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn and Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson for their head coaching job. [more]

Matthew Stafford reiterates that he plans to return in 2023

Matthew Stafford reiterated Monday that he is not retiring.Sean McVay has a decision to make about his future as head coach of the Rams, but Stafford said that will not impact his plans.Stafford, 34, initially announced he would return in 2023 on his wife Kelly’s podcast on Dec. 20.Stafford signed a four-year, $160 million contract [more]

Broncos request interview with Raheem Morris

The Broncos are adding another name to their list of head coaching candidates.Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Broncos have requested an interview with Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris. Monday also brought word of a request to interview Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.Morris was the interim head coach in Atlanta after Quinn was fired [more]

Playoff berth pushes Geno Smith to $3.5M in incentives this season

Sunday night’s Lions win was a lucrative one for Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith.Smith’s contract included a number of incentive clauses, including one that doubled his playing time incentives if the team made the playoffs. Field Yates of ESPN notes that Smith picked up $1 million in playing time incentives by taking every offensive snap and [more]

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