Kicking is front and center in the NFL these days. It’s not quite to #collegekickers level concern right now, but the NFL an interesting swath of missed kicks the past few weeks has us wondering what’s going on. Certainly the late misses in Sunday night’s Seattle Seahawks-Arizona Cardinals game raised a few eyebrows.
Colin Kaepernick is the NFL’s most significant player off the field, a player whose simple act of declining to stand during the national anthem has led to wide-ranging discussions across America about race, police brutality, free speech and the role of sport in society. That has been the subject of thousands of commentaries. But it’s not the subject of this commentary. Instead, I want to talk about why I also consider Kaepernick the most fascinating NFL player off the field. And the reason for that is simple: He has rapidly declined from a very good quarterback to a terrible quarterback, at an age when most quarterbacks are still getting better. It was less than four years ago that Kaepernick
Former New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath criticized Geno Smith for not returning to the game after sustaining a knee injury in Sunday's win over the Baltimore Ravens at MetLife Stadium. Smith left the game in the second quarter with a right knee injury when Baltimore's Matthew Judon sacked him. Ryan Fitzpatrick, whom head coach Todd Bowles benched in favor of Smith earlier this week, entered. Smith, who will undergo an MRI later this week to determine the severity of his injury, did not return to the game and was seen on the sidelines in street clothes, which Namath pointed out on Twitter. Smith responded on Twitter later Sunday night. Before he left the game, Smith threw for 95 yards and