Two weeks before the 2015 NFL draft, on a blustery mid-April morning, I sat across from Trevor Siemian in the lobby of McGaw Hall, just across the way from Northwestern University football’s ragged yet cozy home, Ryan Field. In his own monotone words, Siemian admitted to being a “fringe” NFL prospect. “I’m not Todd Gurley, who’s got a knee [injury], but knows he’s gonna be going somewhere,” Siemian said.
Just because Peyton Manning retired from football doesn’t mean his rivalry with Tom Brady did. The former Denver Broncos quarterback, who defeated Brady and his New England Patriots in their final head-to-head matchup in January’s AFC Championship Game en route to his second Super Bowl championship, was a part of Comedy Central’s roast of Rob Lowe that taped over the weekend. Lowe jumped the gun in 2012, tweeting that Manning was going to retire after he missed the season with neck injuries. According to TMZ Sports, Manning used that botched 2012 tweet to take an easy shot at Brady during the roast. “You tried to take the air out of my retirement announcement so fast, you can probably get a job
Los Angeles Rams rookie franchise QB Jared Goff has a bruised tailbone from Saturday’s game against the Denver Broncos. Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher had an interesting response when asked about it last night in his post-practice press conference: I’m not going to confirm or deny either way. Jared participated out here today. That’s...odd. Consider that in the same presser, Fisher discussed at length the injuries to WR Pharoh Cooper and CB E.J. Gaines as well as the concussion protocols for LT Greg Robinson and CB Troy Hill. Without any official injury report required in the preseason, there’s no way for media to accurately report Goff’s status with the Rams’ final preseason game on Thursday. And