A whirlwind of action on Saturday confirms just how much pressure Houston is facing—but will the moves prove to be shrewd or hasty? Let’s examine the moves from the perspective of all three involved teams. Also, a look back at last year’s league-shift move (Khalil Mack to the Bears), additional takeaways from roster cuts and waiver pickups, a coach who will likely be running a team sooner than later and much more. It’s Week 1, let‘s go!
The 2019 NFL season starts in less than two weeks, and Indianapolis is trying to maintain a sense of normalcy after Andrew Luck announced his retirement. But what does that new normal look like? For now, Jacoby Brissett is a large piece of it. Also, Jason Witten’s advice for Rob Gronkowski, what Josh Allen was up to this offseason, the NFL’s field surface struggles and more.
Broncos coach Vic Fangio has coached in many different locations over the years, but he’s never forgotten his roots in his hometown of Dunmore, in Northeast Pennsylvania. And now that Mike Munchak, from the neighboring Scranton, is also on his coaching staff, there’s an undeniable influence around the Denver facilities. Also, veterans explain the magnetic draw to Bill Belichick, Mike Mayock has had it with Antonio Brown, Kyler Murray’s clapping problem and we try smelling salts, to be just like Adam Gase!
The Falcons kick off training camp on Monday, and coach Dan Quinn can’t wait to uncover the changes he’s made this offseason. Also, the latest on Tyreek Hill (and what the NFL should have done), Melvin Gordon’s and Ezekiel Elliott’s contract situations, where the CBA negotiations stand and much, much more.
The NFL still very much has a diversity problem in its head-coaching ranks, and when the changing tides come, it will likely start with this agent and the coaches whom he represents. Also, second-year head coaches look back and look ahead, insight on the rookie quarterbacks, some words from Larry Fitzgerald and much more.
Chargers coach Anthony Lynn spent some of his offseason in Tanzania, where he helped open a school in a rural part of the country. Lynn talks about what he learned from his experience in Africa, and some of the lessons he hopes to bring back to Los Angeles. Also, four lingering offseason storylines, the latest developments for the NFL in London, the story of an Italian football player and much more.
Douglas on why he took the job, why he has confidence in Adam Gase, and what's next for the Jets after a wild month. Plus, Pat Bowlen's legacy, the first-ever Black Quarterback Club Summit featuring Deshaun Watson, Kyle Rudolph on his new contract, more details in the Texans-Patriots GM battle over Nick Caserio, a breakout player in Green Bay, the Ravens' new speed, and one more reason everyone loves Sean McVay.
On the surface, the Texans firing GM Brian Gaine seemed to be a huge surprise—but a closer look reveals a few clues about Houston’s intentions all along. Plus, updates from Norv Turner on Cam Newton (who’s set to practice this week), additional details on the Jets making it official with Joe Douglas, why the Carson Wentz deal is a win-win from all angles and much more.
It’s been a bumpy few weeks for the Jets and their new head coach and newly named interim GM. Where is Gase’s mind at through all of this? Also, the changes to the combine aren't the changes you think, Jerry Jones is hardly panicked about the number of Dallas’s expiring contracts, Jerry Kramer remembers Bart Starr and more.