Before the start of the football season, Cary Williams, a veteran cornerback for the Philadelphia Eagles, reminded the sports world about a scandal the NFL would prefer people forget.
By comparison, their opponents on Sunday night, the 49ers — an outfit that won two games last season — scored 14 points in their first two possessions, thanks to some precision quarterbacking from offseason addition Brian Hoyer (see below).
Part of the problem Sunday was that Minnesota’s offensive line struggled to protect quarterback Sam Bradford, who was sacked three times in the first three drives. Last year, Bradford played with eight different combinations on the offensive line and finding cohesion Cheap Authentic Jerseys From China with that group remains a priority.
“It’s been good,” Bradford told NBC Sports’ Michelle Tafoya in the third quarter. “Obviously we’re still rotating some guys in there, trying to figure out exactly who’s going to be out there when we start the season but I’m happy with how those guys have played. We’ll see how it shakes out.”
Pederson, who played for Reid in Green Bay and was his offensive coordinator in Cheap NFL Jerseys Nike Kansas City from 2013-15 before being hired by the Eagles, said he knows Reid “wants to kick my tail and I want to kick his.”
The Dolphins and Buccaneers will play their respective season openers in Week 2 because both had their games postponed last week because of the damage from Hurricane Irma.
The Dolphins play at the L.A. Chargers and the Buccaneers host the Bears, whose starting quarterback is Mike Glennon, who played for Tampa Bay his first three seasons.
Football is plenty dangerous when played legally and correctly. It doesn’t need players who consistently play outside the rules. This is not the NFL of the 1970s. It is not even the NFL of five or 10 years ago. Much more is known now about the risks involved. Players need to understand that and change how they play.
Some still aren’t getting the message.