Cowboys need Brandon Weeden to play a role others have filled

  • Night net null null null Brett Favre, Kurt Warner, Tom Brady and … Brandon Weeden?OK, maybe that’s a stretch. While nobody believes Weeden will step in for the injured Tony Romo and permanently supplant him as the Cowboys starting quarterback, Weeden may be able to keep the Cowboys afloat long enough for Romo to return in about eight weeks. MORE: Night net backup QB confidence meter | No surgery for Romo | Top free-agent QBsAfter Romo suffered a broken collarbone in Sunday’s 20-10 win over the Eagles, We夜网论坛eden completed all seven of his passes for 73 yards and a 42-yard touchdown strike to Terrance Williams. Several teams through the Night net’s history have seen their starting quarterback go down, only to watch the backup step in and find career-long success.— After Packers quarterback Don Majkowski went down with an injured ankle on Sept. 20, 1992, Favre entered the game and led Green Bay to a come-from-behind 24-23 win over the Bengals. Majkowski never started another game for the Packers and Favre’s legendary career was born.— During a preseason game in 1999 against the Chargers, Rams starter Trent Green suffered a horrendous knee injury. War[......]

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    Colts QB Andrew Luck reportedly will start against Patriots

  • Night net null null null Quarterback Andrew Luck, who this week declared himself "pretty darn close" to returning from a shoulder injury, will indeed start for the Colts on Sunday night against夜网论坛 the unbeaten Patriots, Night net.com reported.#Colts QB Andrew Luck will return tonight against the #Patriots, source says. He's good to go -- & could've played last Thursday if needed— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 18, 2015MORE: Week 6 picks against the spread | Fantasy QB rankings for Week 6 In Luck's absence the past two weeks, Matt Hasselbeck, 40, has led Indianapolis (3-2) to victories against the Jaguars and Texans.Sunday's game is a rematch of last season's AFC Championship, as well as the flash point for Deflategate, so it's hardly a surprise that Luck is eager to get back in the lineup for the rivalry game.[......]

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    Cowboys name Kellen Moore starting quarterback for Sunday vs. Bills

  • Night net 夜网论坛 null null null After another disastrous loss, Dallas is moving on to its fourth starting quarterback.The Cowboys will start Kellen Moore on Sunday when they visit the Bills, coach Jason Garrett confirmed on 105.3 The Fan on Monday. MORE: Injuries most impacting the playoff picture | Best photos from Week 15"Kellen Moore is going to start this week for us," Garrett said. "Just the evaluation of how he played in the ballgame and where we want to be. Right now offensively we felt like he did some good things for us. Unfortunately the turnovers that he made weren't good, but hopefully he'll learn from those experiences and give us a good chance to move the ball and score points for us." The Cowboys benched former starter Matt Cassel in the second quarter of Saturday's loss to the Jets after he tossed an interception following an ugly 19-yard sack, prompting Moore to make the first regular-season appearance of his Night net career. Moore finished 15 for 25 for 158 yards with one touchdown, but threw three costly interceptions.MORE: What QB misery really looks like | Cowboys have started worse | Top 10 Cowboys all timeDallas' quarterback si[......]

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    Fourth-grader offers advice, support for the Cardinals in a precious letter

  • Night net If you were looking for a reason to root for the Cardinals today, here you go.Brody Moore, age nine, wrote a letter in class on Friday to give Carson Palmer and Larry Fitzgerald a little pep talk. Young fan writes adorable letter to Carson Palmer before @AZCardinals playoff game https://t.co/735SUEuUGR #abc15 pic.twitter.com/d78fNUsuO9— ABC15 Arizona (@abc15) January 24, 2016MORE: AFC championship game phot夜网论坛os: Broncos, Patriots battle for Super Bowl 50 berth"I hope it reaches them and they know that they have support and love and kids in the 4th grade sitting in class thinking about them and wishing them well," Brody's mother told ABC 15. He also saved room in the letter for a little advice."Look out for the blitz. Carolina blitzes a lot," the fourth-grader warned.We think we see some coaching in the future from Brody C. Moore.[......]

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    Jaguars safety Earl Wolff apparent victim of February kidnapping

  • Night net Jaguars safety Earl Wolff was the apparent victim of a kidnapping on Feb. 23, according to police reports obtained by the Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer. One of the suspects in the case was arrested Thursday.A relative of Wolff's and a source at N.C. State (where Wolff played football) confirmed to the Observer that he was abducted by a group of men in Fayetteville and was released, unharmed, after an unknown amount o夜网论坛f time. MORE: Night net coaching index | Kam Chancellor wants to be judged by character, not skinThe Eagles' 2013 fifth-round draft pick has since returned to Florida. Tad Dickman, senior manager of public relations for the Jaguars, confirmed Wolff was safely with the team. Spoke w/ @Ewolff28 and he's doing well, mentally & physically.I ask that the media please respect his privacy. https://t.co/1FXaPwjv1K— Tad Dickman (@Tdickman89) March 5, 2016Police say they first received a call about the kidnapping at 3 a.m. Feb. 23. Wolff had been visiting friends and was walking to his car when a group of men forced him into his vehicle at gunpoint. He was later released, and police have since recovered his car.One of the suspects, Bobby Deshawn Bailey, has been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, first-degree kidnapping, conspiracy, larceny, possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of marijuana. His bail has been set at $156,000. No other suspects have been identified in the incide[......]

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    Roger Goodell 'doesn't like guns,' so Night net investigating Aqib Talib incident, report says

  • Night net Add the Night net to the list of those who are extremely curious about the incident that put Aqib Talib in a Dallas hospital over the weekend.The Broncos cornerback was shot in the leg early Sunday morning. He told police he was too drunk to remember what happened, but he reportedly told friends he accidentally shot himself. The league now is "actively" investigating the facts that led to Talib's gunshot wound, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.MORE: Night net players shot since 2006 "One league source said Night net commissioner Roger Goodell doesn’t like guns," Schefter wrote in a Facebook post Tuesday. "He doesn’t like guns in the hands of intoxicated players, and he especially doesn’t like guns in the hands of intoxicated players who have a history with guns like Talib has."Talib himself referenced that history in April, when he told a story about his grandmother always carrying "a .38 Special ready for any situation."Police are investigating the incident, not only to figure out how Talib was shot, but to find out whether he was shot at the club, where two others were shot, or at a夜网论坛 park. The police report says the bullet entered Talib's body through the rear of his right thigh and exited through his right calf.Dallas Police release report that says Aqib Talib was victim of "aggravated assault." Police didn't call it "accidental shooting." #9news— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) June 7, 2016Talib, discharged[......]

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    Orlando Pace made Rams' 'Greatest Show on Turf' possible by erasing opponents

  • Night net Orlando Pace erased opposing players. Not figuratively, the way an all-time great left tackle neutralized a pass rusher or tackler. Literally, in the St. Louis Rams’ offensive meetings. "(Offensive coordinator) Mike Martz would always put an ‘X’ on Orlando’s man," teammate Torry Holt said this week, "as if to say, this guy doesn’t even exist. Everyone is sitting there, like, damn, he’s really good. It makes you want to step up your game — ‘Man, I want Coach to be able to put an ‘X’ on my guy.’’PHOTOS: Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2017 Holt wasn't exaggerating. None of the stories he told as he prepared to go to Canton this weekend to celebra夜网论坛te Pace’s induction into the Hall of Fame sounded real. Stories about Pace's nimble feet, his dominance on the basketball court, his chasing down of Champ Bailey from across the field on an interception return to save a touchdown.Deleting an opposing defender from the game plan — not only from being effective, but from even being acknowledged — sounds preposterous too. The Hall is filling up with great left tackles, the Jonathan Ogdens, Willie Roafs and Walter Joneses — and if any of them had been described that way, no one could remember."He was the only player I’ve ever known where there wasn’t very much conversation about the guy playing against him every week," said former Rams tight end Roland Williams, who also was Pace's teammate on the Super Bowl XXXIV[......]

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    Ryan Fitzpatrick to remain Jets' QB

  • Night net null null null null The Jets wanted Ryan Fitzpatrick back this offseason, and they aren't turning their backs on him now.Sure, they replaced him with backup Geno Smith in Monday night's beatdown by the Cardinals, but that was just a one-game thing. Afterward, coach Todd Bowles made it clear that his Harvard quarterback will remain under center. MORE: Sunday Takeaways: Nobody can stop the Patriots"It's not that I have no confidence in Geno," Bowles said. "We have two quarterbacks that can play right now. Fitz is our starter. Anybody back there would've been under duress today." Fitzpatrick has thrown a league-high 11 interceptions (compared with just five touchdowns) and has the worst quarterback rating in the league (夜网论坛63.4). He also has the league's worst completion percentage (57), so even when he's not throwing to the other team, he's missing his own guys.Smith is a former second-round draft pick and has been tossed aside ever since his broken jaw at the start of last season. He was visibly upset on the sideline during Monday's game before ente[......]

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    ESPN's Britt McHenry details how her life changed after ugly video went public

  • Night net Britt McHenry's life changed dramatically on April 16, 2015.The ESPN reporter came under fire that day after a video emerged showing her berating a tow company employee after McHenry's car was towed in Arlington, Va.  MORE: Magic Johnson's return to ESPN is another blow to Bill Simmons' egoSome of the criticism that followed was justified. McHenry insulted the place of employment, level of education and appearance of the employee, who was simply doing her job. Getting your car towed sucks, but it's no excuse for a personal attack. As is unfortunately the case with these kind of situations, some of the criticism devolved into sexism and threats. Those ugly elements had a profound effect on McHenry. In a first-person article as told to Marie Claire, McHenry reveals what it was like dealing with the backlash once the video became public."An avalanche of posts and tweets followed," McHenry wrote. "With each new post, I felt like my life was imploding all over again. Soon more than 30,000 new people had started following me on Twitter, tweeting threats and insults I can't repeat. I truly feared for my life. So much so that I eventually filed a police report for my protection."I was suspended from work for a week. I hibernated, not leaving my place other than to walk my dog. When I turned on the television, it seemed like people were talking about the video on every channel. Assumptions were made about me, m[......]

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    Seven Night net coaching moves that could cost (or earn) a playoff spot

  • Night net null The Bills — specifically head coach Sean McDermott — came to his senses last week by reversing his previous move and starting Tyrod Taylor at quarterback against the Chiefs. Later Sunday, the Jaguars’ loss at Arizona allowed the Titans to tie them for first place in their division.It may or may not have been the direct inspiration for the following tweet by studio analyst and former Raiders CEO Amy Trask, but her tweet ended up being an inspiration in itself. One coaching decision can be the difference in a game, one game can be the difference in a season - if TEN doesn’t make playoffs, on sides kick to open the season is gonna haunt and if BUF doesn’t make playoffs decision to bench Taylor is gonna haunt.— Amy Trask (@AmyTrask) November 26, 2017WEEK 13 PICKS: Straight up | Against the spread Trask is right; often, one decision blowing up in a coach’s face can cost a team a playoff berth or seeding, just as much as a player’s mistake or bad referee’s call. They happen in the postseason, too, of course, as Pete Carroll knows — and he’ll be addressed below. With five weeks to go in the regular season, here are the seven coaching decisions that teams could live to regret at playoff time, especially if they’re sitting at home in January. (Again, thanks to Trask for the idea.)Titans: Onside kick failure, vs. Raid[......]

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