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The Jimmy Garoppolo trade is among the most-scrutinized decisions under New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick. The man who rarely loses a trade seemed to do the San Francisco 49ers a favor by shipping off Garoppolo for a second-round pick. There were rumblings that the Cleveland Browns offered a much more sizable package, which begged the question as to why Belichick didn't take the best offer.
In the 17 seasons that Ben Roethlisberger has been the quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers, former Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw had not spoken directly with him. As a longtime football analyst, Bradshaw has said all he needed to about Ben from behind the desk at FOX NFL or through the media. At times, the 4-time Super Bowl champ has been very critical of Roethlisberger.
Pelinka: I still have such gratitude for the two seasons I got to work with Earvin, and he's definitely a part of tonight with his vision and working side by side. He's an unbelievable person, and we have a great, incredibly strong relationship. He was one of the first calls tonight.
With two minutes remaining on Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings gambled with a chance to put away the Seattle Seahawks. Facing fourth-and-1 at the Seahawks 6-yard line while holding a five-point lead, the Vikings decided to go for it. Kirk Cousins handed the ball to Alexander Mattison, who was stuffed on the right side of the line for no gain.
One of the biggest criticisms around the NFL world that Washington head coach Ron Rivera was facing last week was the fact that he benched starting QB Dwayne Haskins after just four weeks of the 2020 season, ending his run at the man in charge with just 11 NFL starts under his belt. Many thought that this was way too soon, and Rivera should have given the second-year QB more time to prove himself as the guy going forward. For 11 weeks he was our starter,” Rivera said via NBC Sports Washington. “It's interesting because we went through training camp and gave him every rep with the [first team] in terms of trying to develop him and get him ready to go.
There was, however, doubt that the organization would know what to do once it became a contender. Would the White Sox make the necessary – and occasionally uncomfortable -- moves to finish the deal? It remains to be seen if this will all result in a World Series title, but after a very promising 2020 season ended with an epic collapse and first-round departure in the playoffs, general manager Rick Hahn made a bold proclamation Monday by moving on from manager Rick Renteria and longtime pitching coach Don Cooper.
Amid the backdrop of a strange, shortened 2020 campaign that had fits and starts because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Mets and Yankees had very different seasons. The Mets, due in part to losing their No. 2 and No. 3 starters (one due to injury, one due to a COVID opt-out) and also due to their own preventable on-field failures, missed the playoffs. The Yankees also eventually failed due to the state of their starting rotation, but they made the playoffs and were a game away from advancing to the ALCS.
The Detroit Lions may be on bye this week, but that did not stop Fox analyst Terry Bradshaw from calling for Matt Patricia's job as Lions head coach for the second time in three weeks. "Patricia, in Detroit, can't coach," Bradshaw said during Fox's Sunday pregame show. Bradshaw said in September, before the Lions' only win of the season against the Arizona Cardinals, that both Patricia and Lions general manager Bob Quinn "should be fired" because of the team's persistent struggles during their tenure.
For one play on Sunday, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green looked like he was a lost sightseer instead of a football player. As the first quarter was winding down against the Baltimore Ravens, quarterback Joe Burrow threw a pass that was meant for Green. Granted, the ball Burrow threw was way over his head, but he didn't even have his hands up — he literally just watched the ball sail over his head and into Peters' hands.
There have been a lot of dramatic and devastating knockouts in MMA history, but few were as remarkable and as emphatic as Joaquin Buckley's spinning back kick to the head of Impa Kasanganay on Saturday at UFC Fight Island 5 in Abu Dhabi. A little past the midway part of Round 2 of what had been an excellent middleweight fight, Buckley threw a left kick to the body that Kasanganay caught. As Kasanganay held Buckley's foot, Buckley pivoted and circled 360 degrees and when he came back to where he started, he kicked Kasanganay with his other foot squarely in Kasanganay's face.
When the Falcons last searched for a new coach, after the 2014 season, owner Arthur Blank hired Jed Hughes of Korn Ferry. This time, Hughes may not be available. Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reported over the weekend that Texans owner Cal McNair has hired Hughes to help the franchise hire a new G.M. and head coach.
The writing is on the wall for Dwayne Haskins in Washington. Head coach Ron Rivera benched Haskins in favor of Kyle Allen earlier this week, sending the 2019 15th overall pick to the bench just four weeks into the season. Haskins wasn't only demoted to the backup role; he's now third on Washington's depth chart behind Alex Smith.
The monthlong postponement, or was it a pause, of Big Ten football is over. Conference games are scheduled to begin the weekend of Oct. 24. A byeless, eight-game regular season will be followed by "Champions Week" — or the league championship game and a slew of interdivisional Big Ten matchups.
Lewis Hamilton has aimed a thinly-veiled slight at Sir Jackie Stewart after accusing Formula One's past legends of always speaking negatively about him. Hamilton will become the sport's most decorated driver after drawing level with Michael Schumacher's win record following his 91st career triumph at Sunday's Eifel Grand Prix. Ahead of the Nurburgring race, Stewart, 81, said he could never regard Hamilton among F1's greatest drivers.
Howard and Morris continue streak of ex-Wizards getting rings originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington It's a classic pipeline, like Georgetown once was with star NBA centers or Second City to SNL. The Wizards have become a factory that consistently produces championship bench players. On Sunday night, as the Lakers won the 2019-20 title, four former Wizards players were there celebrating on the court at Disney World in Orlando.
With the Lakers in hot pursuit, the Clippers signed Kawhi Leonard. The Clippers held quite the celebratory press conference to introduce Leonard and Paul George. Clippers guard Patrick Beverley reportedly gloated directly to LeBron James about the Clippers' new stars, and Beverley publicly declared the Clippers the “best team in L.A. for sure.
After the Jets suffered their fifth-straight loss, Bell was seen liking tweets that said head coach Adam Gase needed to use him more than the one target he got in the passing game. During a conference call with reporters on Monday, Gase addressed Bell's actions, saying that he wished frustrated players would just come to him instead of going on social media to speak their mind. “I hate that's the route that we go with all of this instead of just talking to me about it, but it is the way guys want to do it nowadays,” Gase said.
Rajon Rondo was a locker room leader on this Lakers team, along with LeBron and Davis — it was Rondo who spoke up at a team meeting on the off day between games five and six and said if they were going to win it would be with defense. It was Rondo who would take charge of the ball handling and offense when LeBron went to the bench. In Game 4 of the Finals, it was Kentavious Caldwell-Pope who stepped up — a guy Lakers' fans had turned on because of his struggles last season, and guy some Lakers fans wanted traded, a guy many around the league thought was on the roster because he had the right agent (Rich Paul and Klutch Sports, who also rep LeBron and Davis).
The Cowboys season was already not going very well and it likely just ended after quarterback Dak Prescott seemingly broke something in his leg after a quarterback draw in the third quarter. Prescott immediately called out for help a wide receiver Michael Gallup threw his hands on his head, obviously horrified by the injury which had the Cowboys leader's foot pointing in the wrong direction. Andy Dalton will takeover quarterback duties for what will likely be the rest of the season
LSU is out of The Associated Press college football poll for the first time since 2017 and is the first defending national champion to drop from the rankings in nine years. No. 1 Clemson, No. 2 Alabama and No. 3 Georgia held steady at the top of the rankings Sunday, setting up a top-three matchup Saturday when the Crimson Tide hosts the Bulldogs. Clemson received 59 first-place votes.