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What’s next for Jets, Giants after offseason of huge changes? – New York Jets Blog

[ad_1] Start spreading the news ... and there has been plenty of it in New York, New York.In a wild and turbulent offseason, the local pro football teams -- the Jets and Giants -- have provided enough fodder for a month of back pages. The latest bombshell occurred Wednesday, when the Jets announced the firing of general manager Mike Maccagnan. The move came after weeks of speculation about a rift
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Losing record, no playoff wins: Adam Gase takes control of Jets – New York Jets Blog

[ad_1] If the New York Jets had decided to clean house following the 2018 season, firing general manager Mike Maccagnan along with coach Todd Bowles, it would not have registered a high number on the shock meter. After all, it was the Jets' third straight losing season. But, no, they opted to keep Maccagnan. They let him play a significant role in the hiring of coach Adam Gase. They let
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Kyler Murray’s legendary winning ways will be challenged in Arizona – Arizona Cardinals Blog

[ad_1] TEMPE, Ariz. -- Kyler Murray's high school résumé is a thing of football lore in Texas.Forty-two wins. No losses. Three straight state championships. Three championship game MVPs. Gatorade Player of the Year."It's unbelievable," said Tom Westerberg, Murray's coach at Allen High School. "We played at the highest classification in the state of Texas, and to know that we ran the table three times with him, it's unbelievable."Unbelievable? Yes. Incredible?
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Drew Lock, Broncos will need to be patient – Denver Broncos Blog

[ad_1] ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Drew Lock has worked with all kinds of coaches, plenty of throwing gurus and a host of other specialists.Now perhaps he'll need a patience coach. Because in between all of the throws, touchdowns and big moments, he has never really had to wait to play."It will definitely be a different transition," Lock said Friday after his first on-field practice with the Denver Broncos. "... If I'm
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Eagles hope newcomers spark return to dominance in red zone – Philadelphia Eagles Blog

[ad_1] PHILADELPHIA -- Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz noted recently that red zone efficiency, much like third-down success, is "something that almost makes or breaks ballgames" each season."And so that's something that you always want to take a hard look at in the offseason," Wentz said, "and see where you could be better as a team, both schematically and executing as a player."There's also a third avenue toward improvement -- talent
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Dolphins send message with Xavien Howard deal: Ball out, get paid – Miami Dolphins Blog

[ad_1] DAVIE, Fla. -- Tanking speculation buzzed around the Miami Dolphins this offseason, but on the ninth day of May, general manager Chris Grier sent an emphatic message about the direction of his team: The Dolphins are signing cornerback Xavien Howard to a five-year, $76.5 million extension, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.Word is already spreading through Miami's locker room that the new-era Dolphins' way is to take care of their
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Tom Brady’s connection with Tyler Vrabel reflects passage of time – New England Patriots Blog

[ad_1] FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Quick-hit thoughts and notes around the New England Patriots and NFL:1. Brady-Vrabel connection: Tom Brady had finished a workout at Boston College two weeks ago when he texted his good pal, former teammate and current Tennessee Titans coach Mike Vrabel, the following message: "Look who I found today." The text included a picture of Brady with Vrabel's son, Tyler, a redshirt freshman offensive lineman at BC.Among
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With Doug Baldwin in doubt, Seahawks needed DK Metcalf and Co. – Seattle Seahawks Blog

[ad_1] 1:23 AM ETBrady HendersonESPN RENTON, Wash. -- When Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider traded up to take DK Metcalf with the final pick of the second round, it wasn't with Doug Baldwin's iffy future in mind.After all, Metcalf is the type of big receiver that Schneider and coach Pete Carroll have been seeking for years and could have drafted under any circumstance, especially given he was available so
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How drafting Jarrett Stidham affects Patriots’ QB plans – New England Patriots Blog

[ad_1] FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Within a few hours after the New England Patriots selected Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham in the fourth round of the NFL draft, one of the players who could be most affected by the decision took the field at Gillette Stadium for some extra work.Danny Etling, the former LSU quarterback selected in the 2018 seventh round, went through a warm-up for the first time since the competition
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How Josh Gordon might have led Patriots to break mold with N’Keal Harry – New England Patriots Blog

[ad_1] FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Quick-hit thoughts and notes around the New England Patriots and NFL:1. Breaking the mold with top draft pick: It has been widely noted N'Keal Harry is the first receiver the Patriots have selected in the first round under coach Bill Belichick (2000-present), but the uniqueness of the selection goes beyond that. The Belichick-led Patriots -- whose profile at the position has been smaller, quicker options with