Carson Wentz doesn’t believe he has issues with his throwing mechanics. Some NFL evaluators disagree. Now several personnel evaluators familiar with the Eagles and Wentz are pointing to a common thread, one that the quarterback and coaching staff may not share agreement.
In late October 2015, the Detroit Lions reached a crossroads moment in their offense. Coordinator Joe Lombardi was fired and Jim Bob Cooter was elevated to his position. Matthew Stafford has helped lead the Lions to a 7-4 mark this season, good for first in the NFC North.
Seven months later, there is still some dispute about why so many NFL teams missed on Dak Prescott. One team source told Yahoo Sports four quarterbacks drew a better collective grade from the organization – Jared Goff, Carson Wentz, Paxton Lynch and Connor Cook.
Not only has that plan failed through 11 games, Osweiler is statistically worse than that aggregate. Start with the person who pressed this plan into action (team owner Bob McNair), extend to the general manager who championed Osweiler (Rick Smith), and keep going to the coach who was on board with
Kirk Cousins wanted real, guaranteed money. The Washington Redskins said no. Instead, the franchise wanted Cousins to sign a team-friendly, long-term deal and lower his one-year $19.95 million salary for 2016. Cousins said no.
One of the toughest things Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has had to stomach in his NFL tenure was watching quarterback Peyton Manning win another Super Bowl elsewhere. It was something that spawned an awkward verbal dance for Irsay over the past few years, as he struggled with the reality that
Quarterback Jared Goff has progressed past the rudimentary stages of learning and is ready for the next step in his offensive development. The source said the timing is a matter of Goff having illustrated to the staff that he’s ready to graduate inside a fairly patient plan. Instead, it was always
For Kirk Cousins, it’s going to come down to the second half of the season, the stretch run that will make or break the Washington Redskins’ season … and maybe his bank account. Cousins is just one of the centerpiece players whose free-agent prospects will be significantly impacted by the back half
When Laquon Treadwell was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in April, general manager Rick Spielman talked about finding a player at the perfect intersection of need and talent. The Vikings badly needed a second option at wide receiver. Six-plus months later – and eight games into his NFL career – Treadwell
Three months ago, Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson saw the digit as a personal shot, a disrespectful prediction of awful proportions. A scarlet digit of historic futility that only one other NFL franchise has produced in a 16-game season. As in, zero wins this season, an 0-16 stretch that would mean
When Pat Shurmur took an assistant coaching job with the Minnesota Vikings last offseason, it raised a red flag. The Vikings were coming off a division title, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was entering a pivotal third season and Minnesota’s defense was seemingly built to contend. At the time, those
More than three weeks ago, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones needed to rethink the Tony Romo Must Start mandate, since making an arbitrary change in the face of significant winning momentum would be foolish. It’s still hard to see why anyone would tinker with the substantial chemistry that has blossomed
When Edgerrin James talks about Ezekiel Elliott, there’s a little bit of a campaign slogan inside the assessment. A little reach for what has been lost in an era of rotational running backs and situational specialization. Maybe this will be the guy to make running backs great again.
Coach Chuck Pagano is encouraged. General manager Ryan Grigson is optimistic. Team owner Jim Irsay has “full confidence” in the men running his team. All of which would be great – if positive sentiments could block, catch, run and tackle.
What was once a to-the-point declaration – that Tony Romo was the unquestioned Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback as soon as he was ready – has become more of a filibuster in ambiguity. Team owner Jerry Jones has realized that as long as the Cowboys are winning, his best stance is to duck and dodge
Chip Kelly called Colin Kaepernick’s rise this week a “football decision.” In reality, it’s an offseason decision. The San Francisco 49ers are 1-4 and the offseason decision-making has just begun. Not because the 49ers are sure he gives them a better chance of winning than incumbent Blaine Gabbert,
In hindsight, those sideline victory photos from last season will be useful – in a Thanks For The Memories kind of way. The dominant and confident Panthers of 2015 don’t appear to be returning this season. A team that appeared to be steaming into a multiyear Super Bowl voyage has stalled with a faulty
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones stuck to his guns Sunday night. He once against stated it flatly: When Tony Romo is healthy, he’s going to be the starter for the Cowboys.
The NFL definitively passed on Terrelle Pryor. The guy who couldn’t land a minimum contract one year ago could end up being one of the hottest commodities of next offseason – if the Browns let him get that chance. Slated to become a free agent in March, Pryor could very well end up drawing a franchise
Coming off a Super Bowl loss, the Carolina Panthers were about salary-cap discipline. General manager Dave Gettleman preached patience and measure. “You have to balance the needs of the team now with the needs of the team in a couple of years,” Gettleman told Yahoo Sports in June.
In this city, J.J. Watt is Superman. Flip on a TV in Houston and Watt is likely coming to your room in the next commercial break. Go to Watt’s charity softball game and you’ll sit amongst 30,000 spectators in Minute Maid Park, a bigger crowd than the Houston Astros’ 28,000 average attendance.
Two years ago, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban called the NFL “hogs” heading toward a slaughter. Granted, Monday’s debate was the most watched in history, drawing in 84 million viewers, according to Nielsen.