Matt Calkins: Could Seahawks sign Antonio Brown? It's unlikely and maybe unadvised but not impossible.
I once heard someone say that a man who has declared bankruptcy can be inherently trusted with money. It seems counterintuitive, but the argument goes that, at that point, he no longer has a safety net and will hence be reliable.I don’t know if that’s true, but I can’t help but apply that logic to former Steelers (and Raiders and Patriots, kind of) wide receiver Antonio Brown. If any team were ever to take a chance on him again, he knows that even the slightest hiccup would end his career.Brown’s name came up in headlines last week when Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson said that he’d like t...
The Seattle Times
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott is easily worth his future contract extension so time to get this deal done
The Cowboys somehow don’t have the most important piece of their franchise locked up on a long-term deal.Despite having an extremely productive start to his career, Dak Prescott and the Cowboys don’t have a new deal in place that will ensure Prescott is the starting quarterback in Dallas for years to come. Whenever Prescott’s new deal is finished, he will likely be the new highest paid quarterback in the league with a deal worth around $35 million on an annual basis.The length of Prescott’s deal still has yet to be determined, but he is absolutely worth the contract that he is set to receive.P...
New York Daily News
Quentin Moore, the top 2021 JUCO tight end, verbally commits to UW Huskies
Jacob Sirmon and Quentin Moore have already shared a field.And soon, they’ll share a sideline.On Oct. 27, 2017, 247Sports national recruiting editor Brandon Huffman attended a high school football game between Bothell and Inglemoor to see Sirmon — who had already established himself as a four-star quarterback and University of Washington commit. Former Husky head coach Chris Petersen and offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith also were in attendance.And Sirmon didn’t disappoint. In a 41-14 victory, the Bothell bomber completed 19 of 23 passes for 289 yards with five touchdowns and zero intercept...
The Seattle Times
Jim Souhan: Tuned-in former Gopher Darrell Thompson expects U football to have even greater success
More than 30 years after finishing his football career at the University of Minnesota, Darrell Thompson remains the program’s leading rusher. His son plays receiver on the current team, and Thompson remains a radio analyst for Gophers games.As a former NFL player who runs a nonprofit mentoring program and works on behalf of NFL retirees in need, he views the Gophers program with a sense of realism. He’s been disappointed by former regimes.So when Minnesota hired P.J. Fleck as coach, Thompson remembers arming himself with a healthy skepticism.“I’ve been disappointed so many times, from the Viki...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Michigan football may have its next star in commit Junior Colson; A 'jack-of-all-trades'
Perhaps the first defining moment of Junior Colson’s football career came during his freshman year at Ravenwood High School in Brentwood, Tennessee.At the time, Colson was already a big-bodied receiver who moved well for his size.His coach, Matt Daniels, noticed those physical attributes and had a thought: What if Colson played defense? Ravenwood was going to need help at linebacker the following season, and Colson had the athleticism and frame to be a star.“It wasn’t necessarily what he couldn’t do at receiver, but it was the potential that he could have helping our defense as a sophomore,” D...
Detroit Free Press
Dave Hyde: The story of Dolphins rookie Noah Igbinoghene starts with Olympic genes and harder work
His dad did 2,000 sit-ups and trained three times a day chasing his track dream around the world. His mom ran her lungs out chasing hers and made national history.So when their oldest son was 10, his parents delivered a message.“We’re not paying for college for you,” they told Noah Igbinoghene, the Miami Dolphins’ first-round draft pick.They gave something more valuable, if used properly.“He got our genes,” his father, Festus, said. “And he got our work ethic.”Just for the moment, let’s not talk about who a rookie can be or how he fits this franchise’s future. Let’s talk about how he got here....
Sideline Chatter: It's a nice thought, but it seems off brand tip wasn't for Ocho Cinco dollars
Ever see a waitress do a touchdown dance?Former NFL receiver Chad Johnson left his server Catalina a $1,000 tip on his $37.40 bill after dining at Havana’s Cuban Cuisine in Cooper City, Florida — the football equivalent of a 160-point PAT.“Congrats on re-opening, sorry about the pandemic, hope this helps. I LOVE YOU,” Johnson wrote on the credit-card slip.———Headlines— At Fark.com: “Michigan governor says no full stadiums this fall. Or as the Lions call it: Sunday.”— At TheOnion.com: “Slideshow: 11 greatest sports moments made possible by PEDs.”———Football 101Bills defensive tackle Ed Oliver w...
The Seattle Times
Mac Engel: Retired Cowboy Travis Frederick lines up to take on his biggest opponent yet
Travis Frederick retired from football, and unlike so many ex-NFL players who eventually return, do not expect him to follow that same tired path most recently taken by Rob Gronkowski.The quarantine-style beard that is distinctly Travis Frederick is actually gone, and now the weight is coming off, too.“That’s the dream: To get skinny. I’ve started to make my moves. I was at 315 or 320, now I’m at 285. I’m on my way,” Frederick said on a call with me and Todd Archer of ESPN on Friday afternoon. “I do more cardio now. I don’t lift the heavy weights to maintain the level of strength. I am down a ...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Steve Hummer: Tiger Woods back on course this weekend, with a few other guys you may know
The Michael Jordan well has been sucked fairly dry, although there’s always hope for a prequel to “The Last Dance.” Maybe a nine-part series. Call it: “MJ, the In-Utero Months.”NASCAR has come back intent upon holding a race every time a rooster crows. And we even have our first conflagration of the jump-started season, that nice young Chase Elliott flashing his road rage finger Wednesday night at Kyle Busch after Busch wrecked the kid and took him out of contention. One pot has been put on to simmer.So, what’s next on tap in the not so wide world of sports? What kind of event can be safely co...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Michael Cunningham: Player safety takes back seat as NCAA rushes to allow campus workouts
ATLANTA — Starting June 1, college football and basketball players will return to campus and get back to work as COVID-19 continues to spread (the SEC will allow it on June 8). The NCAA says the workouts are “voluntary” and must be initiated by athletes. But those words don’t mean much when there’s a power imbalance between players (who have little) and coaches (who have a lot).It’s clear what’s happening. College sports programs are facing enormous pressure to make money. They especially need football games in the fall for that goal. The NCAA’s decision to end the moratorium on athletic activ...
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