■ Falcons coach Dan Quinn. Owner Arthur Blank expected his Falcons to remain the class of the NFC after Quinn took them to the Super Bowl in the 2016 season. Instead, the Falcons took a step back in 2017, then missed the playoffs altogether in 2018, finishing 7-9. Quinn kept his job this offseason but took the unprecedented step of replacing all three of his coordinators. He now has Dirk Koetter at offensive coordinator, Ben Kotwica at special teams coordinator, and in a sign that Quinn is truly fighting for his job, he named himself defensive coordinator. If these massive changes don’t produce immediate results, Quinn’s fifth year in Atlanta may be his last. ■ Cardinals president Michael Bidwill. There’s no question that last year was a disaster for the Cardinals, who finished 3-13 and ranked last in the NFL in points and total offense. But it’s still rare for a team to dump its coach (Steve Wilks) and first-round quarterback (No. 10 … [Read more...] about Who is under the most pressure in the 2019 NFL season?
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The NFL draft can be an emotional experience for those waiting to be picked, particularly for those who are not sure what round they’ll be chosen, not mention which team will select them. Arizona State wide receiver N’Keal Harry was projected as a late first round to second round pick by most scouting reports, and as the first round was drawing to a close Thursday night, Harry was thinking his name might not be called. “I started to get really nervous, especially after the Patriots were up, and the broadcasters were saying that the Patriots haven’t picked a wide receiver in the first round in however many years,’’ Harry told NFL Network. But the Patriots did in fact call, making him the first wide receiver the team has selected in the first round in the Bill Belichick era, and the first taken in the first round since they selected Terry Glenn in 1996. Harry watched the draft in Scottsdale, Ariz., surrounded by family and friends when he got the call. … [Read more...] about What N’Keal Harry said about joining the Patriots
By Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle Published 10:56 am CST, Tuesday, November 13, 2018 PHOTOS: What to know about Texans' newest addition Demaryius Thomas Texans wide receiver Demaryius Thomas takes the practice field at the Methodist Training Center for the first time on Wednesday. >>>Here's everything you need to know about Demaryius Thomas, who the Texans traded for on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 ... less PHOTOS: What to know about Texans' newest addition Demaryius Thomas Texans wide receiver Demaryius Thomas takes the practice field at the Methodist Training Center for the first time on Wednesday. ... more Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer Current contract Thomas has one more year left on his contract (five years, $70 million) with him scheduled to earn $14 million next season. However, the Texans can cut him after this season, and nothing will go … [Read more...] about Texans want to expand Demaryius Thomas’ role
Associated Press Published 10:59 PM EST Nov 11, 2018 Los Angeles — The Los Angeles Rams were still reeling from the mass shooting less than five miles from their training complex when wildfires consumed the nearby hills, forcing a canceled practice and the evacuation of many players and coaches from their homes. At the close of a horrific week in Thousand Oaks, a comeback victory over the Seattle Seahawks somehow seemed both more trivial and even sweeter to these resilient Rams. Brandin Cooks rushed for a 9-yard touchdown with 5:49 to play on the first snap after Dante Fowler forced and recovered a fumble by Russell Wilson, and the Rams bounced back from their first loss of the season with a 36-31 victory Sunday. Jared Goff was forced from his home during the week, but he passed for 318 yards and two touchdowns as the Rams (9-1) swept the season series with their division rivals. “It’s just been a tough week for the whole city, the whole area up … [Read more...] about Sunday’s NFL: Los Angeles Rams clip Seattle Seahawks to cap ‘tough week’
Associated Press Published 2:01 AM EST Nov 10, 2018 Dez Bryant’s tenure with the Saints may have been short-lived. In just his second practice with New Orleans, the newly acquired wide receiver indicated in social media posts Friday that he has had a significant setback. The team’s injury report listed Bryant as questionable for Sunday’s game in Cincinnati with an ankle injury, but a person familiar with the situation said the team is still awaiting the results of a doctor’s examination. It’s feared that Bryant tore his Achilles tendon on the final play of Friday’s practice, a source confirmed to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Bryant has indicated on social media that the injury will be challenging to overcome, writing on his verified Twitter account, “Things was just starting to heat up for me … I won’t question the man upstairs … this is the ultimate test.. thank you everyone for the prayers.” The 30-year-old … [Read more...] about Saints wide receiver Dez Bryant suffers setback