Martellus Bennett is in a rare club of NFL players: He’s caught passes from both Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers, two future Hall of Fame quarterbacks. Bennett, who retired after the 2017 season, was asked to name the best quarterback he ever played with during an interview on “The Doug Gottlieb Show.” He broke down the attributes of the two stars. “I think that no one has more arm talent than Aaron,” Bennett explained. “Aaron can do pretty much anything with the ball. I feel like Tom is really precise, easier to play with. I’d say [it] was easier to play with Tom than anybody else.” Gottlieb asked Bennett a follow-up question about why Brady was “easier to play with”: He just makes the game easy, like what he expects, where he wants you to be, and where he’s putting the ball. It’s just repetition. He does so many repetitions with you, whether it’s mental reps, physical reps, or walk-through, he’s always … [Read more...] about Martellus Bennett: Tom Brady ‘easier to play with’ than Aaron Rodgers
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Carlos Monarrez Detroit Free Press Published 5:21 p.m. UTC Aug 8, 2018 It isn’t always fair to compare athletes, even if they play the same position in the same league and in the same division. But like it or not, for 10 years in the NFC North, that natural comparison has come down to the two mainstays at quarterback: the Detroit Lions’ Matthew Stafford and the Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers. Certainly, Lions fans would love Stafford to emulate the success that has led Rodgers to winning a Super Bowl and being a two-time NFL MVP. But after Rodgers called out some of his young receivers for “piss poor” playTuesday, it’s fair to wonder whether Lions fans might also want to see the normally easygoing Stafford mimic some of Rodgers’ fiery attitude. Rodgers’ disgust was evident during Tuesday’s practice. While running the scout-team offense — which gets its plays diagrammed on a card in the huddle — Rodgers saw all … [Read more...] about Aaron Rodgers rips Green Bay Packers; where’s Matthew Stafford’s fire?
Tom Brady is celebrating his 41st birthday Friday, yet he still refuses to show his age on the football field. On social media, it’s a different story. The Patriots quarterback joined Instagram in the beginning of 2017 — previously, his only social media presence was on Facebook, which owns Instagram — and his account has since become a source for him to follow fellow athletes and celebrities, share moments with his family, react to the final score, and plug his brand. But Brady doesn’t just post photos. He also comments on other people’s photos. A lot. Whether it’s teasing his future plans or just simply remarking how much “Fun!!!!!!!!!!” his teammates are having, Brady’s comments manage to catch the public’s attention — and, in some cases, raise a few eyebrows. “Every once in a while, I’ll throw a comment or a like in when I see something that makes me smile or I think of something that could … [Read more...] about Tom Brady’s Instagram comments are benign and corny. (But one was NSFW.)
Nathan Eovaldi struck out five in seven impressive innings as the Red Sox beat the Twins 3-0 on Sunday for their 18th victory in 22 games. J.D. Martinez drove in all three runs for Boston. How Tom Brady is helping Aaron Rodgers in his quest to play into his 40s Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers both had boulder-sized chips placed on their shoulders early in their careers. For Brady, there was the indignity of watching teams decide six quarterbacks were better than him in the 2000 NFL Draft. Although Rodgers’s wait on draft-day didn’t take quite so long, he never forgot the 23 teams that passed on him — or the three years he spent backing up Brett Farve. Those perceived slights propelled the Patriots quarterback and his Packers counterpart to the top of the football pecking order. Today, they have a combined six Super Bowl titles, five MVP awards, and 19 Pro Bowl nods to their names. It’s hard to keep playing the underdog role once your trophy cabinet looks like that, … [Read more...] about Morning sports update: How Tom Brady is helping Aaron Rodgers in his quest to play into his 40s
Bob Wojnowski The Detroit News Published 2:32 p.m. UTC Jul 20, 2018 Apparently, it’s Mike Trout’s fault. Baseball’s popularity is shrinking because too many players are swinging too hard and hitting too many home runs and striking out too many times and the game’s brightest stars aren’t recognizable enough or controversial enough. Hence, it’s on Trout, although it isn’t. That was the insinuation from commissioner Rob Manfred the other day, when his press conference before the All-Star Game turned into a referendum on the game’s ills. And certainly, baseball has ills, from falling attendance, to sluggish games, to an ever-widening chasm between the few good teams and the batch of bad ones. I’m not an alarmist about baseball’s future. The game will adjust and shift, and it can begin by limiting the obnoxious defensive shifts. It also needs to add the DH to the National League and alter its ridiculous early season … [Read more...] about Wojo: Baseball stuck in a troubling numbers game