He instead is best known for stomping on Dallas center Andre Gurode during a game in 2006, which led to a five-game suspension. He also signed a seven-year, $100 million deal with the Redskins, but spent most of those two seasons antagonizing the coaching staff.
Two words: “Don’t care!” Cutler is the type of guy who might give you the bird while walking his dog down the street. Wait … that happened. Cutler’s body language and don’t-give-a-you-know-what attitude have been over-analyzed for more than a decade.
Bills rookie head coach Sean McDermott will be quite familiar with the quarterback his team faces Sunday when Buffalo plays in Atlanta.
In McDermott’s six seasons as the Panthers defensive coordinator (2011-16), he coached against Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan in 12 games, losing seven of them. In that span, Ryan completed 68.6 percent of his passes and averaged 294.3 yards per game, throwing 21 touchdowns and 10 interceptions with a 98.6 passer rating.
Last season, Ryan completed 78.6 percent of his passes for 780 yards, six TDs, one INT and a 135.7 passer rating against the Panthers.
“The best-case scenario of a spinal cord concussion and early recovery are gone. Let’s hope for the next-best possibility of a great result from surgery and full neurologic recovery over the next 4 to 6 months.”
With that, we introduce Les Abrams, who for 35 years sold TV ad time. With the reminder “local stations only can sell ads before the opening kickoff, at halftime and at the end of the third quarter,” Abrams presents: “My solution to the plethora of ads in NFL games, which for sure leads to lower viewership:
“Currently, there are commercial breaks every time there’s a change of possession, after every score, extra point, injuries, et al. Fine, let’s leave that alone.
The Saints ranked 32nd in the NFL in pass defense and need significant help at cornerback. That’s why they have kicked the proverbial tires on New England Patriots star corner Malcolm Butler. Even if Butler does end up in New Orleans, it would behoove the Saints to make even more of an investment at the position with a ready-made perimeter corner like Humphrey.
“A lot of it was the mental capacity of the ballclub, the entire team,” Retzlaff said. “When you look back at it, you’ll see that a lot of the guys that played on that championship team ended up being coaches in the NFL.”