Legendary defensive mastermind Buddy Ryan, 82, has died according to multiple media reports. The Chicago Bears later confirmed the news. James David "Buddy" Ryan won two Super Bowls as an assistant coach and is perhaps best known as the architect and coordinator of the dominant Bears' "46" defensive scheme that was revolutionized in the mid-1980s and earned the Bears their last title under head coach Mike Ditka in Super Bowl XX 30 years ago.
As of today, the Arizona Cardinals will not face Tom Brady in Week 1, when the New England Patriots come to town for Sunday Night Football. Brady is currently under a four-game suspension stemming from the Deflategate scandal of 2014. He has appealed the ruling that reinstated the suspension and a decision could come this week, according to Mike Reiss of ESPN. After a three-judge panel in the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated the original four-game suspension, Brady and his legal team filed an appeal requesting an en banc hearing in which all all the judges would hear the case and make a ruling. It has been just over five weeks since the appeal and Reiss writes most decisions to hear