Jeter is being crushed in Miami, with former Marlins president David Samson — whom Jeter fired — piling on.
“Maybe he has a plan,” Samson told Dan Le Batard and Jon Weiner on Miami’s 790 The Ticket. “I just can’t figure out what it is.”
Both teams were on byes last week, and both know what their tasks are. The Panthers are chasing one of the NFL’s hottest teams in the Saints, in their division. The Jets are somehow on the fringe of the playoff hunt but have a brutal finish to their schedule (Chiefs, Saints, Patriots in final five weeks). The Panthers’ defense is going to pin its ears back on Josh McCown; the Jets will do the same to Cam Newton, but to much lesser effect.
Meanwhile, as Jackson said of his team after the Packers loss, “That was the best version of us as a football team, offense, defense, special teams — up until the fourth quarter, when we needed it the most.”
They’re somewhat empty words, since they’re still winless and still 1-for-Jackson’s-Browns-career. But not totally empty.
There are still tons of players in Cleveland who Brown brought in during his brief stint, who can contribute to winning with time and patience. They also have 12 picks in what will now be Dorsey’s first draft, courtesy of Brown’s deals.
The Bengals might be looking to shake things up at quarterback, but if they stand pat and look to make a playoff push in 2018 with Andy Dalton, adding to their offensive line and secondary are the two most important objectives.
They cut rookie Younghoe Koo after he was just 3 of 6 in four games. The Chargers lost two of those games by two points and another by three. Instead of beginning the season 0-4, the Chargers very well could have been 3-1. Nick Novak, who injured his back on a missed 35-yard attempt Thursday, was signed and he has not been great. After going 1 for 2 on Thursday, Novak is 9 of 13.