“You don’t put much stock in them,” he said of the exhibition games. “But you need them to get ready. If you want to play at a high level consistently, you have to have that game shape, that football shape.”
Goodell is supposed to be the law-and-order commissioner. He failed miserably in this case, as Rice should have been suspended for a full season.
For the first time in a very long time, the Jets are showing conviction. They are sticking to a plan. They have inserted contingencies in case it goes awry, but their vision at QB is crystal clear.
Empires die from within. They collapse on themselves, and they fall by the hybrid disease of hubris and complacency. The NFL’s worldview is increasingly blurry, slowly unable to separate grand from grandiose.
Not much room on the roster at middle linebacker for a fifth-round pick out of Southern California. So Devon Kennard is making room.
When the Giants added David Tyree to their front office this week, they hired a person whose views are “evolving.” That’s what Wade Davis took away from his conversations with NY’s new exec.
For a first Cortland practice, Smith certainly performed like a guy intent on retaining his starting job. “I think Geno looked better than I’ve ever seen him,” WR David Nelson raved.
Rashad Jennings never made fun of the fat kid with asthma who couldn’t keep up with everyone else: Jennings was that kid.
You’ve heard it all before: Rex Ryan is fired up about his Jets. But on Thursday the head coach was really fired up.
As always, the Jets enter a season draped in uncertainty. They have a coach already on the hot seat, a general manager ready to can him, and a young quarterback who’s a few wind-swept throws from being plucked from the lineup.
Kelly, inducted into the hall in 2002, in May completed radiation and chemotherapy sessions to treat sinus cancer, which spread from his jaw.
Rice has been suspended two games after allegedly knocking his fiancee unconscious at an Atlantic City casino, the NFL announced Thursday.
Derrick Ward says Giants director of player development David Tyree has a right to his opinion, no matter how unpopular it may be.
Nobody is expecting the return of CJ2K. Even if he shows a mild improvement this season, Johnson should provide a boost to a team that had some wacky rushing stats in 2013.
Antrel Rolle has a Super Bowl ring. So does Prince Amukamara. And newcomer Walter Thurmond. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie knows the ropes. Now, they all need to blend together.
Photos of Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show.
Fans around the Tri-State area have donned their jersey’s and applied their face paint for a night of hard hitting NFL action.
Great snaps from Super Bowl XLVIII.
Photos of fans gathering outside MetLife Stadium ahead of Super Bowl XLVIII.
The Super Bowl Kickoff Spectacular at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, N.J., on Jan. 27, 2014