Tragedy in the NFL is nothing new. Thankfully, scenes like the one that involved Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin do not happen often, but they do. Family, friends, teammates and fans hope and continue to hope and pray that Hamlin has a full recovery. The horrible scenes from Monday night drudged up terrible memories for a widow of an NFL player from a game that happened over 51 years ago.
If New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh wants to collect a BIG receipt on Sunday, he is going to have to guide his group to a victory over one of the hottest teams in football, don't laugh, the Detroit Lions. Second year head coach Dan Campbell has led his revitalized Lions to a 5-1 record over the last six games. Detroit started the season 1-6 and now the head to MetLife Stadium on Sunday at 1pm, hunting for an NFC playoff birth. The Jets themselves are looking to jump back into the playoff picture. Here are 5 keys to victory for Robert Saleh and Gang Green this week.
New York football was riding high after Week 9 of the NFL season ended. All three franchises, the Bills, the Jets and the Giants were securely playing into the playoff picture, much to the surprise of Big Blue and some Gang Green fans. In Detroit, going into Week 9 was, unfortunately, more of the same for Lions. Head coach Dan Campbell's team was 1-6 and fans were beginning to lose patience. Oh, what a difference a few weeks make.
The New York Giants got their man! ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter is reporting that the Giants have reached a 4-year $72 million deal with former Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay. The deal could top out at $76 million and has $40 million guaranteed.
To say that I find the timing of these charges resurfacing "convenient" would be a bit of an understatement. New Detroit Lions Head Coach Matt Patricia has ties to the Capital Region from his days at Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute. While at RPI Patricia played football and was the Vice President of the Theta Chi Fraternity. He and his frat brother Greg Dietrich went to Spring Break in South Padre Island, Texas where they were accused and charged with aggravated sexual assault.
The Denver Broncos came out of nowhere and made a huge free agency splash on Thursday as they landed coveted offensive tackle Russell Okung. The Broncos nabbed him on a 5-year deal that could average about $10 million per year.
"It's a bit intricate, but I thought it was the best deal for me moving forward," Okung said...
The Detroit Lions all-time leading receiver is calling it a career. Calvin Johnson retired on Tuesday after a 9-year career in which he achieved 15 NFL records
"After much prayer, thought and discussion with loved ones, I have made the difficult decision to retire from the Lions and pro football...
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported yesterday evening that Detroit Lions all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards is calling it a career after nine seasons. Calvin Johnson notified coaches and players after the season that 2015 was likely to be his last in the NFL...