Back when Rex Ryan was hired as the coach of the Buffalo Bills, he gave his pickup truck a redesign. He kept the truck looking exactly like that for the entirety of his tenure as Buffalo's coach, which was a little bit embarrassing when he got fired in December. He had to drive away from the Bills' facility in a custom-painted truck that bore the logo of a team for which he no longer worked. It's been about three weeks now, and Rex has apparently given his truck a redesign. What's it look like now? Ryan's son, Seth, plays at Clemson, so that's why you see the Tigers' logo on the truck. They just won the national title, so it's a pretty good time to be driving around repping Clemson.
Every year, the biggest NFL draft debates tend to swirl around the top quarterback prospects, as well as other flashy playmakers on offense. But this year’s class is loaded with defensive talent, and it shouldn’t shock anyone if two-thirds of the first round comes from that side of the ball. That’s exactly the case in the latest 2017 NFL mock draft from ESPN’s Mel Kiper, who goes defense early and often, starting with Texas A&M edge rusher Myles Garrett going to the Cleveland Browns with the No. 1 overall pick: Garrett is the top prospect on my Big Board, and he’s a premier pass-rushing talent who had 32.5 sacks in three seasons for the Aggies. The Browns are in the beginning stages of a rebuild,
FOXBORO -- Michael Floyd has been with the Patriots for about a month, and he admits he still has a lot to learn. Specifically when it comes to his rapport with Tom Brady, Floyd knows there's room for improvement. Against the Texans last weekend, he was targeted three times. One led to a pick. Another was almost picked. One was caught for nine yards. On the intercepted pass and the near-interception, Floyd ran slant routes from the left side of the Patriots formation, but he appeared to run them in ways that Brady didn't anticipate. Instead of coming back toward the ball as it approached, Floyd leaked up the field, perhaps hoping to turn what would be an intermediate gain into a bigger play.