Power over player discipline: Jones didn’t seem to mind when Goodell suspended New England quarterback Tom Brady four games for his role in the Deflategate scandal despite questionable conclusions from the findings of the investigative unit he oversees. It was a different story when the league cracked down on one of the Cowboys’ own for even murkier circumstances.
While Jones may claim one has nothing to do with the other, it’s no coincidence his objections to Goodell’s extension surfaced around the same time star running back Ezekiel Elliott was given a six-game NFL suspension under its domestic-abuse policy. Jones was insistent that Elliott should be cleared and the investigation wasn’t done “in a fair way,” per comments he made on 105.3 FM in Dallas.
Browns rookie DeShone Kizer also struggled with a pair of picks and two lost fumbles in a 19-7 loss to the Jaguars. While the Jaguars improved to 7-3 to take sole possession of first place in the AFC South, the Patriots, Vikings and Saints joined the Steelers at 8-2 while the Eagles remained the NFL’s best with a 9-1 mark.
But Jones made it clear in his halftime message to the fans, and again after Sunday’s 37-9 loss to the Eagles, that he plans on rattling plenty more cages before he’s done. “I meant what I said, in that I’ve strived in every way to make [the NFL] better, and that’s what I do,” Jones said. “And that’s what I’m going to be doing.”
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Few teams, Jaromir Jagr Jersey if any, have underachieved this season like the Raiders have. They’ve been explosive in their two wins since their four-game losing streak ended, and the way they beat the Chiefs on an electric Thursday night was reason to be optimistic that they’ve gotten back to the level they were on last year.
They haven’t even been able to win back-to-back games since. And, to repeat, this looked like more than just a loss to a smoking-hot, laser-focused perennial contender. It was the third time they’ve looked simply overwhelmed (as they did in Washington and Buffalo).
Contrary to much of what is going on around the NFL this season, the Raiders actually are better than this. They’re running out of time to play like it.
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Looming above the owners’ decisions on McAdoo, or Reese, or both, is Beckham’s contract, and the fact that he’s spending the technical last year of his rookie deal with a broken ankle that ended his season in Week 5.
Beckham has his fifth-year option for 2018 … and that’s about all that’s certain about the Giants for 2018. They could have a little turnover by firing McAdoo, or a big overhaul by letting go of Reese. But not re-signing Beckham means his time with the franchise was wasted, and that really would be starting from scratch.
I mean, he got a haircut and fielded three questions on game day about his haircut. One, it’s impressive how he is able to maintain and handle it, and two, I think it’s a little bit nuts. But that’s the way it’s going to be.
This is precisely what happened with Fitzpatrick (again) during the 2017 offseason. The Jets voided the final year of his contract after Fitzpatrick foundered during the 2016 campaign. Gang Green then signed Josh McCown to a one-year, $6 million contract (with the ability to earn $7 million more through incentives) as its new starting quarterback.
With 13 touchdowns and seven interceptions on a 4-5 club playing much better than expected, McCown as a full-time starter is enjoying the best season of his 16-year NFL career. Fitzpatrick landed as a backup with Tampa Bay, his seventh different NFL team, and will make his starting debut there replacing an injured Jameis Winston (shoulder) Sunday against the Jets.
I’m all for winning, said Murray, who has 249 yards and one touchdown this season. We need competition in the running back room 鈥?I love the situation we have here. They’ve been pushing me to become a better player. That’s what I need as a player to find ways to improve and find ways to get better.
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