The Dallas Cowboys didn't do enough to defeat the Green Bay Packers, but it was clear the officiating aided their downfall. At one point in the contest, Cowboys wide receiver Brice Butler was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct after it was deemed he entered the team huddle before he went back to the sidelines thereafter without participating in the subsequent play. To be blunt, it wasn't actually a huddle at all. The collective football world was at a loss as to exactly what on Earth the officiating crew was speaking to, and as it turns out, they were right — the league got it wrong. Former NFL executive Michael Lombardi reports the league just owned up to their mistake. NFL Senior VP of Officiating
Cornerback is one of the biggest areas for improvement for the Eagles this offseason, summed up when general manager Howie Roseman loosely referred to Philadelphia’s free-agent additions last year as “Band-Aids.” In 2016, Leodis McKelvin and Ron Brooks took over starting positions in the secondary, positions that could have belonged to Eric Rowe. Rowe was expected to be one of the Eagles starting cornerback last season after starting the final five games in 2015. Things fell apart for Rowe as he struggled to find his way in the defense that coordinator Jim Schwartz brought with him. “That was frustrating, just kind of like thinking, ‘What am I doing wrong?'” Rowe told Delaware Online on Thursday.
Earlier in the week, I offered some broad philosophies for the Jets as they embark upon their offseason. Today I’d like to take a look at how to handle some of the specific players already on their roster. We don’t know the exact salary cap for 2017 in the NFL yet, but the Jets were likely up against it before the Brian Winters contract. Some salaries will need to be shed. Before we get to that, let’s take care of some internal housekeeping. Lock up Quincy Enunwa Just as Enunwa made a big leap between his first and second NFL seasons, he made another big leap between his second and third. Year two was about becoming a quality blocker. Year three was about becoming a quality receiver. He chipped