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  1. Joe Thomas explains why tanking doesn’t make sense in NFL

    10.07 / 18:04 yardbarker.com Yardbarker.com - American football
    The Cleveland Browns are one of a handful of teams that have a great shot at landing the top overall pick in next year’s draft, but veteran offensive lineman Joe Thomas finds it laughable that fans think an NFL team would lose games on purpose.Many believe USC quarterback Sam Darnold is a can’t-miss NFL prospect — one that is so good rebuilding teams would tank for him. Thomas said that is never a good idea in football.“It’s always fun for fans and the media to have that narrative because i…
  2. Sammy Watkins admits he was ‘selfish’ to demand more targets with Bills

    10.07 / 15:01 yardbarker.com Yardbarker.com - American football
    A week after he enjoyed a breakout game with six receptions for 106 yards and two touchdowns, Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Sammy Watkins drew just two targets in a win over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 4. Unlike two years ago, he now understands that the final score is all that matters.During the 2015 season, Watkins infamously declared that the Buffalo Bills were making him look bad by not getting him the ball enough. While speaking with reporters this week, Watkins expressed regret over…
  3. Will Ben Roethlisberger’s regression lead to doom for the Steelers?

    10.07 / 15:01 yardbarker.com Yardbarker.com - American football
    Through the first quarter of the 2017 season, Pittsburgh Steelers signal caller Ben Roethlisberger simply hasn’t been the same player. It might not show in the team’s AFC North-best 3-1 record, but Big Ben’s regression has been more than eye-opening.Heck, it might not even show up in the basic stats. Roethlisberger is completing 63 percent of his passes with six touchdowns and two interceptions. He’s also on pace to put up over 3,800 passing yards for an offense that ranks in the middle of …
  4. Six teams on upset alert for NFL Week 5

    10.07 / 15:01 yardbarker.com Yardbarker.com - American football
    As the slate of Week 5 NFL games kick off, we should see some teams favored to win fall short of expectations. Could the last-place team in the AFC North actually win its first game? There are plenty of reasons to expect its defense can take advantage of a weak opponent.On a west coast road trip, don’t count out a bumbling Baltimore Ravens squad just yet. They might just surprise no matter who is at quarterback for the Oakland Raiders. Also out west, how many yards and points will the S…
  5. Ty Montgomery listed as doubtful against Cowboys

    10.07 / 12:31 yardbarker.com Yardbarker.com - American football
    When the Green Bay Packers hit the road to play the Dallas Cowboys, they are likely going to be without running back Ty Montgomery. Montgomery broke some ribs in last week’s game against the Chicago Bears Thursday. He is doubtful to suit up. It was believed earlier this week that Montgomery’s injury may not have been serious enough to keep him out of this weekend’s tilt, but this latest news suggests the opposite. In Montgomery’s absence, the team will likely rely upon rookie Aaron Jones, w…
  6. Rams punter roasts Skip Bayless after kicker criticism

    10.07 / 11:31 yardbarker.com Yardbarker.com - American football
    Los Angeles Rams punter Johnny Hekker put FS1 personality Skip Bayless in place after the troll criticized kickers on Thursday night.Bayless tweeted while watching the Bucs-Patriots game that “it is inconceivable” that kickers determine the outcome of NFL games. That’s a sentiment with which I agree, but Bayless took a low blow by calling kickers the “little guys.” That didn’t sit well with the three-time All-Pro punter, who got personal with Bayless over the TV personality’s athletic histo…
  7. 15 key questions for NFL Week 5

    10.07 / 11:31 yardbarker.com Yardbarker.com - American football
    Week 5 of the NFL season kicked off with a sloppy game between Tampa Bay and New England. The Patriots’ defense answered some questions by finally holding a team to under 20 points. Many other teams would love to join them in the win column in Week 5, but so many of those squads are facing key questions about their top players, coaches, or positional units.Here’s a look at 15 key questions for Week 5 of the NFL season.1. Are the Bills a playoff team?No team in the NFL has allowed fewer poi…
  8. Jameis Winston opens up about meeting with Tom Brady

    10.07 / 03:04 yardbarker.com Yardbarker.com - American football
    Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston had the opportunity to meet with Tom Brady after Thursday’s 19-14 loss, and he seemed to really cherish the moment.There’s a lot of pressure on Winston, now in the third year of his career, to take the “next step” in his development. He’s had his moments and flashes, but he still struggles with consistency, and has missed some downfield throws that could’ve potentially gone for big plays. In a close game like the one on Thursday, those are the difference.Tom …
  9. Jack Del Rio: Playing on dirt is ‘a little embarrassing’

    10.07 / 03:04 yardbarker.com Yardbarker.com - American football
    The Oakland Raiders are receiving a nice bonus in Week 5. Not only are they hosting their second game of the season, but they will also be playing on an all-grass field.Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio is psyched about that development, noting that “it’s a little embarrassing” to play on dirt. The Raiders share the Coliseum with the Oakland A’s, whose season ended last weekend. The Raiders played three road games in their first four contests and had all-grass fields, but they had the dirt in…
  10. Sam Bradford admits he might not be 100% healthy at any point this year

    10.07 / 03:04 yardbarker.com Yardbarker.com - American football
    Sam Bradford says he feels good, and there’s a chance he’ll play this Monday when the Minnesota Vikings play the Chicago Bears. But at this point, even he’s not sure if he’ll be 100-percent healthy at any point this season.He practiced on Friday for the second day in a row on a limited basis and said he just needs to be able to make it through Saturday.“I think that’s key for me being able to go out there and play at a high level,” Bradford said, per Brian Murphy of TwinCities.com.That’s no…
  11. Myles Garrett will play in Week 5 against the Jets

    10.07 / 03:04 yardbarker.com Yardbarker.com - American football
    The Cleveland Browns will feature first-round pick, defensive end Myles Garrett, for the first time this season on Sunday. Garrett has been on the mend from a high ankle sprain he suffered prior to Week 1.As we can see from Garrett’s comment here, he is thrilled to join his team in action.“It is exciting,” Garrett said, via quotes distributed by the team (h/t Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk). “I am ready to play, ready to show what I can do.”Even though Garrett will suit up, the Brown…
  12. Antonio Brown ‘glad’ Ben Roethlisberger called him out

    10.07 / 03:04 yardbarker.com Yardbarker.com - American football
    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown had an epic sideline meltdown (watch here) last week in a win against the Baltimore Ravens. It was not soon afterwards that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger called Brown out for his temper tantrum.Given some time to think about his behavior, Brown has come around and actually appreciates that Big Ben took the public stance he did about Brown’s heated antics.“It’s no excuse for my behavior. I’m glad Roethlisberger did what he did. He called me ou…
  13. Bradford feels ‘much better,’ trending toward playing vs. Bears

    10.06 / 17:13 yardbarker.com Yardbarker.com - American football
    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford has missed the last three games as he recovers from a knee injury, but it sounds like he has a chance to suit up on Monday night against the Chicago Bears.On Friday, Bradford practiced for the second consecutive day and told reporters he is feeling “much better.” He stopped short of predicting that he will be ready to face Chicago. Bradford, who tore the ACL in his left knee in 2013 and again in 2014, is not dealing with any ligament damage this ti…
  14. Josh Norman announces he will miss four weeks

    10.06 / 17:13 yardbarker.com Yardbarker.com - American football
    Josh Norman left Monday night’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs with a rib injury, and the Washington Redskins are going to be without the star cornerback for a month.On Friday, Norman indicated on Twitter that doctors have told him he will need to sit for four weeks. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network noted that Norman is dealing with both rib and lung injuries. Washington has a bye this week before a tough four-game stretch that pits them against the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys a…
  15. Kyle Shanahan: 49ers have a woman who talks about routes

    10.06 / 17:13 yardbarker.com Yardbarker.com - American football
    San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan knows first-hand why Cam Newton’s sexist comment was a complete embarrassment.While appearing on KNBR’s “Murph and Mac” show, Shanahan pointed out the 49ers’ coaching staff includes Katie Sowers. Matt Maiocco of NBS5 passed along what Shanahan said:“We definitely have a woman who talks about routes all the time.”Sowers played professionally in the Women’s Football Alliance before interning with the Atlanta Falcons in 2016. She joined the 49ers this su…
  16. Ex-Titans GM says Kaepernick not worth the ‘circus’

    10.06 / 17:13 yardbarker.com Yardbarker.com - American football
    Colin Kaepernick remains a free agent even after yet another NFL team found itself in need of a veteran quarterback, and the former general manager of that team is not surprised Kaepernick never received a call.Earlier in the week, the Tennessee Titans decided to sign Brandon Weeden with Marcus Mariota nursing a hamstring injury. While co-hosting his radio show “Jared & The GM” on 102.5 The Game, ex-Titans GM Floyd Reese said the first reason Tennessee didn’t consider Kaepernick is he doesn…
  17. Jameis Winston: Meeting Tom Brady an ‘honor’ and a ‘blessing’

    10.06 / 17:13 yardbarker.com Yardbarker.com - American football
    Jameis Winston faced off against Tom Brady for the first time in his young NFL career Thursday night. And while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers came up short, narrowly losing to the New England Patriots at home by a score of 19-14, Winston hailed the opportunity to the Hall of Fame-bound signal-caller a “blessing” and an “honor.”Winston in fact expressed some trepidation ahead of Thursday’s showdown over the chance to meet Brady.“I’m thinking about, ‘What am I going to say to him when I see him an…