The Jon Gruden speculation has intensified, and it doesn’t look particularly promising for Dirk Koetter to be given a third season.
Things went about as expected Monday against the Steelers. The combination of T.J. Yates and Taylor Heinicke at QB was forgettable. At least WR DeAndre Hopkins provided one highlight with his unreal TD catch.
He continued: “The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture. There is no better example than the amazing response from our clubs and players to the terrible natural disasters we’ve experienced over the last month. Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities.”
In the first quarter of the Jets’ final preseason game against the Eagles, McCown went down with an injury to his midsection when he took a hit to the ribs. He was tended to by doctors on the field.
Ross staunchly defended players’ rights to kneel, calling the Dolphins players who’ve knelt in the past “smart young men of character.”
“Our country needs unifying leadership right now, not more divisiveness,” Ross said. “We need to seek to understand each other and have civil discourse instead of condemnation and sound bites. I know our players who kneeled for the anthem and these are smart young men of character who want to make our world a better place for everyone. They wanted to start a conversation and are making a difference in our community, including working with law enforcement to bring people together. We all can benefit from learning, listening and respecting each other.
Love looked to be somewhat close to 100 percent in Stanford’s bowl game, as he looked almost as springy and light-footed as we saw him earlier in the season. Every time I watch him I think “Chris Johnson.”