- TE Tyler Eifert underwent ankle surgery two months ago in order to be ready week one of the regular season but, the issue may become a little more complicated than expected.
- GM John Schneider has been extended by the Seattle Seahawks, who can still fire him any time they want with little to no ramifications.
- On of the Cowboys’ buses was involved in a pretty severe car crash claiming four lives in the other vehicle. No one on the Cowboys’ bus was injured though.
- GM Rick Spielman definitely belives in Teddy Bridgewater:
“One thing Coach Zimmer does preach to all our players is team first and however we’re going to have to win this game this week,” Spielman said. “If we’re going to have to run the ball 30 times, that’s what we’re going to do. If we have to throw the ball, that’s what we’re going to do. If we’re going to have to play good defense and ball control, whatever we have to do to win this week, that’s the most important thing. Teddy going into his second year last year, to go 11-5 and win the division, to go up there and beat Green Bay in Green Bay [for the NFC North title] and then play well in that playoff game against Seattle. I think people undervalue what Teddy brings to this football team, and the most important thing is when you look at the end of the day is wins and losses and Teddy is definitely a winner.”
“There are games if you go through his first two years that he has shown he does have the ability in pressure situations to come through when we need him to make some plays,” Spielman said. “I think he had the least amount of pass attempts last year in the NFL as well, so a lot of that has to do with the game planning and how we’re going to win football games. But I don’t think anyone in our building has any doubt that if we have Teddy throw the ball 40 or 50 times, if that’s the way we have to win or if he has to go out there and throw the ball at the end of the game for us to win that he has that ability to do that.”
- Todd Bowles believes Geno Smith can become a good starter but reminds the media that it’s not just about the QB.
- T Phil Loadholt will retire today.
- DT Darnell Dockett will also retire today.
- The Lions are bringing in QB Jimmy Clausen for a workout.
- DE Michael Bennett wants a new contract with the Seahawks but, declares that if they don’t appreciate the value he brings then, “get rid of me.”
- Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints haven’t discussed a restructured deal in over three months.
- Peter King wrote the MMQB and goes over Tony Dungy’s thoughts into making the Rooney Rule more apt:
“I’d tell owners and people in position to make hires to slow down, and study what the Steelers do. They’ve had three coaches in almost 50 years. They don’t fire coaches. They back their coaches when times are hard, and you’re always going to have some of those times when you coach. This last time, when they hired Mike Tomlin, he wasn’t the ‘hot’ guy. [Owner] Dan Rooney took his time, and he knew exactly what they were looking for in a coach. That’s what Dan does. He hires the best person for his team, and he does it on his schedule. I think the problem lots of times with the hiring process is teams have one or two guys in mind and they rush through the process to get one of those guys without looking at more candidates. I think that can lead to mistakes.”
- Adam Teicher asks whether the Chiefs have any offensive players that they can turn to break the game away.
- Mike Wells points out that the Colts will open training camp with little hype and buzz but, no drama.
- James Walker finds that all three of Miami’s prospective RBs have extensive injury histories.
- Gordon McGuiness concludes that Teddy Bridgewater was a Top-15 QB last season.
- Eric Eager previews the Kansas City Chiefs.
- Jeff Legowld notes that Adam Gotsis and Devonae Booker both have shown improvement over the past couple of days.
- Ben Stockwell previews the Denver Broncos for the upcomiong season. The Front-7 and DB’s both are the best in their class while the two most problematic areas are their OL and QB.
- Mike Klis reports that Mark Sanchez is not worried about the Kubiak endorsement as he approaches camp.
- NFL Spokesman, Brian McCarthy, told the Boston Herald that according to the league rules, if Tom Brady wanted to play catch or have discussions about football with his teammates, he would be violating the rules and be subject to further punishment.
- Aldon Smith made a pretty questionable decision to tape something that shouldn’t have been taped. Only on the Raiders.
- Melvin Gordon is suddenly the next Adrian Peterson.
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