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How Bucs’ Byron Leftwich can capitalize on Tom Brady’s short window – Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog

[ad_1] TAMPA, Fla. -- To some, he’s merely the former NFL quarterback whose house Tom Brady was trying to enter when he unintentionally walked into the wrong home this offseason. But to those who follow the Tampa Bay Buccaneers closely, offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich is the man who, in many ways, holds the keys to Brady’s success in coach Bruce Arians’ offense.He’s also one of the league’s fastest-rising young coaches,
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Even virtually, Ravens must pass ‘pure death’ conditioning test – Baltimore Ravens Blog

[ad_1] Since John Harbaugh became the Baltimore Ravens coach in 2008, he has overseen many major changes, from switching franchise quarterbacks to revamping the defensive system.One of the constants of the 12-year Harbaugh era has been how you earn your way onto the practice field in training camp -- even in the virtual age, much to the chagrin of the players.In wrapping up their remote offseason meetings last week, most
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Lions’ Duron Harmon speaks up about racism, what to tell his son about police brutality – Detroit Lions Blog

[ad_1] Duron Harmon didn’t want to watch the George Floyd video at first. It was heartbreaking to the Detroit Lions safety, how this could happen, how he could be watching video of another black man being killed by a police officer.Again.“You are sitting there and you see somebody, obviously the police officer who had so much power and just, you know, was going to abuse his power just to show
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What ex-Packer Santana Dotson wants people to know about George Floyd – Green Bay Packers Blog

[ad_1] Former Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Santana Dotson met George Floyd only once, but it was an interaction he never forgot and forged a bond that would never be broken.For the two would always be Yates High School football alums.Dotson, a 1987 Yates graduate, was the reigning 1992 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year when he returned home to Houston after his first season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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Jets get $11 million in cap relief; will they use it to sign Jadeveon Clowney? – New York Jets Blog

[ad_1] Flush with salary-cap space now that most of Trumaine Johnson's onerous contract is off the 2020 books, the New York Jets have enough flexibility to make a serious run at free-agent pass-rusher Jadeveon Clowney.Except that's not part of the plan.While the Jets-Clowney speculation has lingered throughout the offseason, the truth is they have never had serious interest -- and their position hasn't changed even with $11 million in cap
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Ripple effect of the coronavirus: College baseball programs canceled – Chicago Bears Blog

[ad_1] VERNON HILLS, Ill. -- Tony Brown’s dream of playing college baseball became a reality when he committed to Furman University in August 2019.Or so it seemed.Furman, located in Greenville, South Carolina, was one of two Division I schools that extended baseball offers to Brown. And make no mistake, Brown worked hard for those offers.• Stefanski's early impression on Browns• How A.J. Brown can avoid soph slump• Steelers' D vs.
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Raiders’ rookie Lynn Bowden Jr.: ‘I’m going to wake the world up’ – Las Vegas Raiders Blog

[ad_1] ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Jon Gruden likes ... stuff. Playthings. Toys with which he can finagle over here, then do something entirely different over there.So imagine the always-calculating Las Vegas Raiders coach's mindset when he got his, ahem, hands on Kentucky's Lynn Bowden Jr. -- the reigning Paul Hornung Award winner as the nation's most versatile player and a first-team All-American as an all-purpose player -- in a combine meeting.All
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Answers to come for Patriots: Was it Tom Brady or the personnel? – New England Patriots Blog

[ad_1] Quick-hit thoughts and notes around the New England Patriots and NFL:1. Closer look at 2019: One of the hot-button questions after quarterback Tom Brady's free-agent departure to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is how much the Patriots' offensive struggles last season were a result of subpar weapons around him -- or more because of Brady himself.Pro Football Reference's approximate value (AV) metric, which puts a single number on the seasonal
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Hopefully it was a unique 24th birthday for Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew – Jacksonville Jaguars Blog

[ad_1] JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew turned 24 on Saturday, and we’re sure he somehow found a unique way to celebrate his birthday despite the coronavirus pandemic and social-distancing rules.Because if there’s one word that sums up Minshew, it’s unique.From smashing his hand with a hammer trying to earn an extra year of eligibility to his unusual wardrobe choices, to wrestling with whales, to a cross-country RV
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Cardinals’ Corey Peters starts virtual book club for high school students – Arizona Cardinals Blog

[ad_1] TEMPE, Ariz. – Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Corey Peters has figured out a way to continue giving back to the community during the coronavirus pandemic.Peters started “The Corey Peters Playbook,” a weekly virtual book club for Arizona high school students. It’s the continuation of an idea he had this past fall.Every other Tuesday, the Cardinals’ off day, Peters had hosted a book club at South Pointe High School in