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Clay Martin’s intervention during live play isn’t uncommon, but definitely looked unusual

During Thursday night’s game between the Buccaneers and the Eagles, Fox cameras caught referee Clay Martin keeping Philadelphia defensive end Derek Barnett and Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady apart following a turnover. But the play was still alive, and Brady could have tried to get in position to make a tackle. (Or, as the case [more]

Chargers coach Brandon Staley on NFL’s taunting emphasis: It’s tough on these players

Chargers head coach Brandon Staley saw the costly taunting penalty against the Eagles on Thursday Night Football and was reminded of how tough it is to ask players to restrain themselves during emotional moments in big games. Staley said he understands why the league has cracked down on taunting, but he knows it isn’t always [more]

O.J. Howard has a big night, but still may not be back to 100 percent

Buccaneers tight end O.J. Howard suffered a torn Achilles tendon against the Chargers last October. He made his official return to action in Week Two. In Week Six, he showed that he’s all the way back, or close to it, with six catches for 49 yards and a touchdown against the Eagles. “I wouldn’t say [more]

Kliff Kingsbury: Zach Ertz fills a role for us

The Cardinals replaced Maxx Williams with Zach Ertz on Friday. Williams had 16 catches for 193 yards and a touchdown before a knee injury ended his season. The Cardinals sent rookie cornerback Tay Gowan and a 2022 fifth-round draft pick to the Eagles for Ertz, who has 18 receptions for 189 yards and two touchdowns. [more]

Howie Roseman: I don’t view us being sellers

The Eagles traded tight end Zach Ertz to the Cardinals on Friday, but General Manager Howie Roseman said that;s not a sign that they’ll be dealing other players away ahead of the November 2 trade deadline. Roseman said that they made Friday’s trade because it had become “pretty clear to us that going forward we [more]

Zach Ertz played Thursday night knowing trade was likely on Friday

Tight end Zach Ertz played his final game as an Eagle on Thursday night and he knew going into the game that he was likely finished in Philadelphia. Eagles General Manager Howie Roseman told reporters on Friday that the deal with the Cardinals didn’t become official until Friday, but he told Ertz earlier this week [more]

Thursday night’s game included a six-minute, five-second replay review

When it comes to the NFL’s replay-review process, two important things should be remembered. First, the ruling on the field should be overturned only if 50 drunks in a bar would agree that a mistake was made. Second, if it takes six minutes and five seconds to figure it out, 50 drunks in a bar [more]

Eagles trade Zach Ertz to Cardinals for Tay Gowan and a fifth-round pick

Longtime Eagles tight end Zach Ertz will be in Philadelphia no longer. The Eagles traded Ertz to the Cardinals today in exchange for cornerback Tay Gowan and a 2022 fifth-round draft pick, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Although Ertz was known to want a new contract, the report says he hasn’t discussed that with [more]

Nick Sirianni: Taunting penalty was unacceptable, that falls on me

Perhaps the most significant of this NFL season’s many taunting penalties happened in the fourth quarter on Thursday night, when Philadelphia’s Genard Avery gave up 15 yards and an automatic first down for taunting Leonard Fournette. That gave the Bucs their initial first down in what turned into a six-minute game-ending drive. Many observers thought [more]

Leonard Fournette: Having a year under my belt with Bucs makes a big difference

Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette made big contributions in last season’s playoffs to help win a Super Bowl and earn himself the “Playoff Lenny” nickname. “Regular Season Lenny” is proving to be pretty good this year. Fournette followed up a 110-yard, one touchdown performance against the Dolphins in Week Five with 127 yards and two [more]

Nick Sirianni doesn’t think he’s putting too much on Jalen Hurts

On a fourth quarter touchdown drive that cut the Buccaneers’ lead to six points, the Eagles handed the ball to Miles Sanders three times for a combined gain of 40 yards. It was an unusual amount of work for Sanders to get. He only carried the ball nine times all game as the Eagles continued [more]

Tom Brady’s thumb “felt great’ Thursday night

Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady didn’t have any problem throwing the ball after hurting his right thumb on Sunday in Week Five and he didn’t have much issue with it a few days later either. Brady had his thumb taped for Thursday’s game against the Eagles, but that didn’t get in the way of him completing [more]

Bruce Arians: Buccaneers have to think “next man up” with injuries in secondary

The Buccaneers’ already banged-up secondary suffered another loss when Richard Sherman exited Thursday night’s game with a hamstring injury, but coach Bruce Arians said after the game that he’s confident in the players the Buccaneers have. Asked if the Bucs might look for another cornerback to add to the roster, Arians said he doesn’t see [more]

Thursday Night Football: Tom Brady, Leonard Fournette carry Buccaneers to 28-22 win over Eagles

Tom Brady threw for 297 yards and two touchdowns and Leonard Fournette ran for 81 yards and two scores as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers earned a 28-22 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night. The six-point margin of victory was far closer than the game felt throughout most of the contest. The Buccaneers held [more]

Leonard Fournette, Jalen Hurts trade TD runs as Bucs hold 28-14 lead over Eagles

Leonard Fournette scored on a 1-yard touchdown run on the opening drive of the third quarter for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to extend their lead to 28-7 over the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night. Fournette’s run capped a 12-play, 79-yard drive by Tampa Bay as they have been in full control against the Eagles. Meanwhile, [more]

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