The entire situation surrounding the quarterback position and the Pittsburgh Steelers this offseason has been confusing. First, Ben Roethlisberger decides to leave the team and all the fans blowing in the wind while he contemplates his future, and then the team decides to give a new contract to backup Landry Jones for no apparent reason. So, with all that, when head coach Mike Tomlin decides to take a strong stance about the team’s quarterback plans, it does come off a bit confusing. I’ve never been a big critic of Tomlin, but this is something different. Which succession plan are you talking about, coach? The one where Roethlisberger fell into the team’s lap in the first round of the 2004 NFL
Less than a week after the New England Patriots were accused of bending the NFL’s formation rules, they were again struck by a scandalous controversy. At first thought, one may presume that deflated footballs would be a disadvantage. In reality, slightly deflated footballs are easier to throw and catch.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he’d “do right” by Tony Romo. At the NFL owners meetings, Jones didn’t seem to be in a rush to cut Romo so he could continue his career elsewhere. When asked if it was important to get resolution on the Romo situation, Jones laid out a surprising timetable.