A pass-happy NFL is awfully happy with how the wide receiver draft class is shaping up, from D.K. Metcalf’s headlining combine performance to the quiet emergence of second-tier stars like N’Keal Harry. And it was a rough combine week for free agent wideouts hoping to get paid.
Also, football the sport vs. football the entertainment product when it comes to officiating, how the Super Bowl got its name, why Antonio Brown wouldn’t seem to be going anywhere, bad halftime performances, and a new Craig T. Nelson vehicle I’ve been working on. Plus, musical guest: Superchunk!
Also, Zuerlein’s leg becomes legendary, Mahomes and Reid get it turned around but Reid fails to defend the coin toss, Gronk emerges, a fine day for Wade Phillips, and—hopefully—the day the forces the NFL to finally modernize overtime rules and officiating in general.