Everyone knows the story of the Seahawks’ one-handed rookie linebacker. And every road game he plays this season, people who root for the other team, or don’t root for any team at all, will be there to see him, and to tell them how they are inspired—as long as they get Mama’s attention
As heavily as Jon Gruden's roster moves have been scrutinized, his development of Derek Carr after a regressive 2017 and rough Week 1 performance should be the measure of a coach whose reputation is supposedly as a QB guru.
When they open up the season in Oakland Monday night, it will be the first sign as to whether the decision to stock up on veterans—through free agency and swapping draft capital—will pay off for the NFL’s latest incarnation of a ‘Dream Team’
Based on his ESPN commentary, Jon Gruden’s feelings about Khalil Mack have varied over the past four seasons. Listen closely, and you may hear the future Raiders’ head coach sending a message about his opinion on the pass rusher since the end of last year.
He’s one of the best ever to play the game—but as general manager of the Broncos, he has yet to identify a young passer with the arm, the brain and the fortitude to take over the franchise the way he did when he arrived in Denver as a rookie in 1983. Are John Elway’s standards too high? Is his vision clouded by his own past mastery? Will he ever find his quarterback?
The NFL has experienced growing pains with the new rule penalizing players for using their helmets when tackling. But the one plea across the league is directed not towards the league but towards the officials, hoping that they will lighten up on calling the rule when the season arrives.
Robert Saleh, the 49ers defensive coordinator, sits down with The MMQB to discuss the two 2017 first-rounders on his defense—Solomon Thomas and Reuben Foster. Despite a somewhat disappointing season from the former and a looming suspension for the latter, Saleh is bullish on both.
With Rashaad Penny out with a broken finger and Earl Thomas holding out, Seattle is forced to lean on their backups more than the team would probably like. Are Carson and Thompson ready for their time in the spotlight?
There wasn’t a lot to see in a preseason game between two teams who will face off Week 1, but the rookie fifth-rounder was a standout. Plus, Oakland’s bookend tackles, struggling back-up QBs, and watching an NFL ‘uniform narc’ in action