The Washington Redskins front office couldn’t bring itself to offer quarterback Kirk Cousins a decent long term deal last year after he broke multiple franchise records and helped win the NFC East Division. General manager Scot McCloughan, team President Bruce Allen and owner Dan Snyder apparently wanted Cousins to prove that his record-setting 2015 season wasn’t a fluke even though it seemed clear he was starting material. The offense; clearly the team’s strongest unit, is solid so now the front office can concentrate on improving the defense this offseason… not a bad place to be what with the full bank account the organization has and the good prospects available in the draft and free agency. It’s as if the Redskins just can’t handle success without doing something to mess it up.
Aaron Hernandez’s game plan to beat one of two first-degree murder raps might include a marijuana Hail Mary. That’s according to Boston Herald legal columnist and reporter Bob McGovern, who notes that included in a list of potential witnesses are two unidentified experts whom attorneys for the former New England Patriots tight end may call at his trial, which is expected to start next week. One of the experts may be called to testify on “marijuana use in the NFL, while another might address the “medical and psychological impacts for people who ingest marijuana” and if there’s any connection between using pot and violence. “Sometimes these experts get on the stand and say that based on their testing
Josh McDaniels called a number of excellent plays during Super Bowl LI. But his direct snap call wasn’t the perfect call by any stretch of the imagination. It took near-perfect execution from his offensive players to make it work. The Atlanta Falcons lined up with eight players in the box with safety Ricardo Allen, a ninth defender, creeping toward the box just before the snap. Allen hesitated after the snap. Perhaps he, like the rest of the Atlanta defense, is expected a passing play. Perhaps he got thrown off by Brady faking a high snap. Nearly all of the Falcons linebackers and secondary seemed to freeze or backpedal in the moment after the snap. The only players who were able to get upfield