Monthly Archives: August 2016


When you want to talk about running backs I don’t believe in, Matt Jones is probably near the top of the list. And now he’s out for the rest of the preseason with a shoulder injury. I’m a little worried about Marshall here because Robert Kelley has kind of lurked past him on the depth […]

Demaryius Thomas on tweet to Josh Norman: Not trash talk, was speaking fact

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — One man’s trash (talk) is another man’s truth. At least that’s the way Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas sees it. Asked after Thursday’s practice why he posted a picture on Twitter wearing his Super Bowl ring with a tweet directed at Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman that said “Where yours at […]

Josh Norman talks about Roger Goodell, ‘Redskins’ name, OBJ in ESPN The Magazine

Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman said that he thinks NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is “straight horrible” and that he has no problem with the nickname of his new team in the cover story in the latest issue of ESPN The Magazine. Norman saved some of his most pointed comments for Beckham, whom he scrapped with […]

49ers’ quarterback job still up for grabs heading to critical juncture

The 49ers actually made the decision to keep Kaepernick out of Sunday’s game on Saturday with an eye toward the coming week. Kelly indicated after Sunday’s game that Kaepernick’s availability is day-to-day at this point; he will have a couple more days to rest the shoulder before Wednesday’s first practice with the Broncos. “We felt […]

Bucky’s Best: Smith-Schuster leads CFB’s top pass-catchers

2. Jake Butt, Michigan, TE: It is hard to find an old-school tight end in today’s game, but Butt is a throwback with the size, soft hands and route-running skills to terrorize defenses between the hashes. As a polished route runner with a big body and a rugged game, he excels at “box-out” routes (option […]

How to live: Documentary on New Orleans Saints hero Steve Gleason just might change your life

If reality television is the worst of the American impulse to film, and a window into the very worst of what the human animal is capable of being, then this movie and its hours of personal footage is a window into the best. It is one of the finest documentaries that I’ve ever seen, period. […]