Detroit Lions’ backup QB situation may be the worst in NFL

Detroit Lions’ backup QB situation may be the worst in NFL

CLOSE Dave Birkett analyzes Detroit Lions lackluster performance in Week 2 of preseason against Houston Texans, Aug. 17, 2019. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press When the Detroit Lions passed on quarterbacks in April’s NFL draft, Tom Savage seemed destined to be Matthew Stafford’s backup. Sure, there were other candidates. Connor Cook spent a few months in Detroit […]

How to fix NFL’s nonsensical preseason

Well, if you’d like to look at this optimistically, take solace in this: Most NFL teams only play four exhibition games now. Every 15 years or so, that becomes five when teams are asked to take a hit and play in the Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio. But it sure beats six. Yep, […]

Saquon Barkley mistake Giants can’t make

Don’t play Saquon Barkley. Pat Shurmur should have Barkley take a seat and wait for the regular-season opener against the Cowboys to play him. Barkley is the straw that stirs the Giants’ drink. The risk-reward isn’t worth taking him out of bubble wrap. Better safe than sorry. Keep him in mothballs. He hasn’t played in […]

Top takeaways from Saturday’s NFL preseason action

Top takeaways from Saturday’s NFL preseason action

© Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports With five games on the schedule Saturday, there was plenty of NFL preseason action for fans to get excited about. For example, one of the league’s best backup quarterbacks had a strong showing that should give his team some comfort heading into Week 1. Another quarterback who is known […]

Reid rips Jay-Z over Kap remarks, deal with NFL

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid on Friday blasted rapper Jay-Z for suggesting “we’ve moved past kneeling” during the national anthem as a protest against social injustice. Reid also suggested that Jay-Z’s new partnership with the NFL to help with entertainment and social justice is a “money move” that undercuts former San Francisco […]

One impact rookie for every team

One impact rookie for every team

CLOSE SportsPulse: Fantasy football season is upon us! Listen closely to these vital tips from Trysta Krick if you want to dominate. USA TODAY Now that the preseason is well underway, NFL squads have a better indication of which rookies might be counted on to produce immediately. And with injuries and holdouts and even declining […]

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