Schmeelk Giants.com: Film Review: Rookies get feet wet vs. Jets
CBS2 NY: CBS2's Steve Overmyer talks with Giants beat writer Dan Duggan about the preseason debut of rookie quarterback Daniel Jones and the latest news from training camp
Giants.com: Sights and Sounds: Giants defeat Jets to open preseason
Big Blue opened up the preseason with a 31-22 victory over the Jets. Check out the best sights and sounds from the win! (Video)
Dunleavy NJ.com: 4 things to watch in Giants training camp this week | Changes coming to starting defense
Glauber Newsday: After one preseason game, Eli Manning-Daniel Jones decision already looms on horizon for Giants
Eisen Giants.com: Shurmur: A good first step for QB Daniel Jones
Giants.com: Every pass from Daniel Jones' perfect first TD drive
Watch every pass from New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones' first TD drive against the New York Jets in Week 1 of the 2019 preseason (Video)
Pflum BBV: Film Study: Giants’ secondary, part 1 - the starters
Let’s take a closer look at how the Giants’ new secondary fared against the Jets
Schwartz NYP: Lifelong Giants fan making surprise case for final roster spot
Dan Schneier (@DanSchneierNFL)
8/9/19, 10:52 PM
Dave Gettleman takes a ton of crap on here. Some is warranted. However he is is at worst a solid talent evaluator. I would take ANY of the 3 CBs he drafted in Rds 1, 4, 6 over Eli Apple right now.
The first SB was accorsi’s roster. The second was Eli’s outlier.
Gettleman & gt; Reese
Lombardo NJ.com: Why Giants’ Michael Thomas calls for ‘less grey area’ in NFL’s PED policy as Golden Tate faces suspension appeal
Dan Schneier (@DanSchneierNFL)
8/10/19, 6:11 PM
Michael Thomas to Corey Ballentine on Giants Sights and Sounds, re: Davis Webb:
"The QB they got in was with us last year. He gon let that fly. He don't care. You're going to get a chance for a pick. Whoever is in (looking teammates), you're going to get a chance for a pick."
Volin Boston Globe: Sunday Football Notes:
Lessons learned from two weeks of NFL training camp
“My biggest takeaway from Tom Brady’s new contract, which pays him $23 million in 2019, then automatically voids on the final day of the league year (March 17):
This wasn’t quite another case of Brady and the Patriots working hand in hand. This was more of a true negotiation — both sides got something of value, but also made concessions.
The Patriots really must not have wanted to give Brady an actual extension, though, because the contract is not the savviest cap management. When the deal voids March 17, the Patriots will automatically take a $13.5 million cap hit for 2020 (the final two years on the $20.25 million signing bonus he just received). Even if Brady re-signs in free agency, any contract must start with a $13.5 million cap hit, which could result in a fairly large number.
It would have been better cap management to give Brady two actual years on the back end of the contract, which would have allowed the Patriots to spread the cap hits to $6.5 million in 2020 and 2021 should he walk away next year. But the Patriots look pretty adamant about going year to year with Brady and not locking themselves into any commitment.
As for next spring, Brady is set to be an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career, come March 18. However, nothing is set in stone. Brady and the Patriots can still negotiate a new deal before the current one voids. If Brady signs a new one-year deal before March 18, there would still be the $13.5 million cap hit. If he signs a new two-year deal, it would start with a $6.75 million cap hit.
This is where Brady came out ahead — he now controls the timing of the situation next spring. If the Patriots want the cap relief for 2020, they need to negotiate a deal with Brady by March 17. No more of this waiting around until August, then offering Brady (relative) scraps. And they can’t put the Franchise or Transition Tag on Brady, giving them one fewer negotiating tool.
The Patriots and Brady can always do a new deal after March 18, but it will start with that $13.5 million cap hit. It would be much better for the team – cap-wise and PR-wise – to get a deal done with Brady sooner instead of dragging it out all offseason.
I’m sure Brady would have rather signed a true extension now, and would have liked to get paid more. But he did score a victory by taking control of the timing.
Speaking of timing, Brady signed the deal Aug. 5, confirming the debated point that he didn’t have to wait a full calendar year (Aug. 9) to sign a new contract. And it calls into question why the Patriots didn’t get this done earlier. Sure, they created $5.5 million in salary-cap space, which they can always roll over to next year. But they knew all spring that Brady would be their quarterback this year, and knew they would restructure his deal for cap-saving purposes. Why did they wait until August? Had they done this back in March, they could have used the cap dollars on a Jared Cook or some other help on the roster.
Finally, the two void years have oddly specific salaries, considering Brady will never earn them: $30 million in 2020, and $32 million in 2021. Maybe it’s just a coincidence, but add in the $23 million, and what you get is a three-year deal worth $85 million – an average of $28.3 million per year.”
Rosenthal NFL.com: Top 25 free agents in 2020: Two quarterbacks lead way (for now)
Cody Alexander (@The_Coach_A)
8/10/19, 10:15 PM
Here's how play-action works:
O can ONLY send 5 guys out
Most PAs come from run sets w/ a TE/H-back
These sets reduce the vertical threats (in backfield or on line).
Most Ds carry 5 DBs (Nickel)
O uses run sets + run action to target the DBs w/o a vert threat
Throw to space
Cody Alexander (@The_Coach_A)
8/10/19, 10:17 PM
This is also how RPOs work...
Target a box player w/ run action
Box player = primary fit support (he has a gap!)
PA & RPOs are essentially the same thing, but targeting different parts of a D's structure.
McManaman AZ Republic: Arizona Cardinals release starting defensive lineman Darius Philon one day after arrest
Shaffer Baltimore Sun: Ravens sign defensive tackle Elijah Qualls; QB Robert Griffin III expected to return by Week 1
Jay Skurski (@JaySkurski)
8/11/19, 9:26 AM
The Bills save $2 million against the 2019 salary cap by releasing Vlad Ducasse
Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo)
8/10/19, 7:40 PM
The Bills are signing veteran CB Captain Munnerlyn, source says. Former Panthers corner rejoins Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane in Buffalo as a contributor and mentor for the younger DBs
Marks Charlotte Observer: No paper tickets? Why the Panthers will make you use your phone to get into games
Lieser Chicago Sun Times: Bears’ training-camp injury concerns: WR Anthony Miller, TE Trey Burton
Liesrer Chicago Sun Times: Bears CB John Franklin III has come a long way, but will he make the roster?
Dragon Cincinnati Enquirer: Here's what we learned from Cincinnati Bengals vs. Kansas City Chiefs NFL Week 1 Preseason game
Beighle CincyJungle: Ryan Finley shows promise in Bengals’ first preseason game
Patsko Cleveland Plain Dealer: Cleveland Browns training camp offensive report: Running backs have a big day
Cabot Cleveland Plain Dealer: Redskins knew of Browns’ 2-minute plan; when OBJ, Landry join in ‘it’s gonna be dangerous,’ QB coach says
“We let them know pre-game,’’ said Lindley. “That was the deal. In preseason, we didn’t necessarily want to go blitzkrieg on and catch them off guard. I don’t know how it went down. I just know we talked about like, ‘hey, you know, the referees knew, the other team knew and everybody was on board.'"
Lindley acknowledged that the Browns actually felt better about their execution knowing the Redskins had a heads up.
“Sure,’’ he said. “The regular season, obviously we'd be ‘let's catch them off guard and let's roll. Let's get them on their heels and knock them down.’ But for us, we want to work it. We want to work against a guy who knows what he's doing and knows what they’re expecting.’’
Lindley added, “when you’re rolling like that, as long as we execute and we’re in the right spots and we got the quarterback making the right decisions, we shouldn’t be stopped."
The Browns didn’t have their two best receivers on the field in Beckham and Landry. While the two stars stood on the sidelines resting some minor aches, the Browns opened with Jaelen Strong, Willies and Higgins.
“You throw those guys in the mix, and it's gonna be dangerous,’’ said Lindley. “That’s just guys that are making more plays with the ball.’’
Fields Cleveland Plain Dealer: Dontrell Hilliard: How he looked in Day 13 of Cleveland Browns training camp
Dulik AP: Browns draft pick Mack Wilson making plays at linebackerb
https://apnews.com/58b02cb423bc46d386eebf317ee190b9?utm_medium=AP_NFL& utm_source=Twitter& utm_campaign=SocialFlow
Archer ESPN Dallas: Count Jerry Jones pleased with the work of rookie running back Tony Pollard, who had four carries for 16 yards. What was potentially most interesting was the fact that he did not play at all after the first series. “He looks confident out there. We know he’s inordinately understanding what it is he does and what he can do,” Jones said “We’ve seen him do it. We know he’s capable, if he really needs to, carry the whole load.”
Watkins Dallas Morning News: Entering a contract year, La'el Collins' future with Cowboys is unclear, but his financial path is secure
Watkins Dallas Morning News: Travis Frederick: “It was a good feeling to be out there, playing with the guys and being a part of the game. I am trying to treat everything just like a normal preseason and a normal training camp. That is what this was tonight, a good first drive for us.”
Hairopolous Dallas Morning News: Cowboys DE Taco Charlton talks about his future after loss to 49ers
Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball)
8/10/19, 11:24 PM
Stephen Jones on Cowboys LBs:
We're gonna give opposing teams fits...Sean, Jaylon & Leighton... they're not gonna be able to ID.
All 3 can do all 3 positions. They're not going to know who's Will, who's Mike, who's Sam. They can all run to the ball & they all can play coverage
Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell)
8/10/19, 11:44 PM
As long as the other team doesn’t realize they can put three wide receivers on the field at the same time, Jerry’s golden
O’Halloran Denver Post: Broncos at halfway point of camp: Players whose stock is up, Lock’s progress, injury concerns
Mike Klis (@MikeKlis)
8/10/19, 11:10 PM
One reason why Broncos replaced TE Austin Fort on roster with OT Adam Bisnowaty is TE Bug Howard is expected to return from ankle injury and practice at some point this week
Birkett Detroit Free Press: Lions sign well-traveled QB Josh Johnson, bring Trey Flowers off PUP
Birkett Detroit Free Press: Detroit Lions observations: What to make of Matthew Stafford's day off
Birkett Detroit Free Press: Detroit Lions' Trey Flowers has 'long way to go' to get ready for season
Wilde Wisconsin State Journal: Packers coach Matt LaFleur defuses Aaron Rodgers’ criticism of joint practices
Wilson Houston Chronicle: The Duke? Texans coach is eager to see new running back Johnson on field
McClain Houston Chronicle: Texans’ safeties are a good combination
Erickson Indianapolis Star: Colts camp observations: Deon Cain, Reece Fountain add to intense receiver competition
Erickson Indianapolis Star: Setbacks haven’t stopped Deon Cain from finding his place with the Colts
Ayello Indianapolis Star: Colts legend Dwight Freeney in no rush to figure out life after football
Oehser Jaguars.com: Training camp 2019: Marrone on Bryan, OL competition, mor
Smits Florida Times Union: Big-play instincts helping Tae Hayes in battle for a Jaguars roster spot
Skretta AP: Mahomes sharp as Chiefs rout Bengals in preseason opener
https://apnews.com/81599124f84842d7abbb5c4310c67737?utm_medium=AP_NFL& utm_source=Twitter& utm_campaign=SocialFlow
Pryor KC Star: Rookies Hardman, Thompson dominate Chiefs’ preseason victory against Bengals
McDowell KC Times: ‘There’s nothing like it.’ Hometown kid scores a touchdown in Chiefs’ preseason win
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
LA Times: Chargers’ Drue Tranquill inspired by Pat Tillman and pays tribute
LOS ANGELES RAMS
Klein LA Times: Rams’ Blake Bortles looks like capable fill-in QB in preseason loss to Raiders
Hyde Sun Sentinel: Preston Williams is a cautionary star of this Miami Dolphins summer
Walters Twincities.com: Kyle Rudolph says Vikings have learned from ’18 mistakes
Reiss ESPN Boston: Quick-hit thoughts and notes around the New England Patriots and NFL:
Patriots teammates pulling for Josh Gordon beyond football
“7. Hockenson a mix of Gronk and Mayo: Watching two days of competitive joint practices between the Patriots and Lions last week, my eye was often drawn to tight end T.J. Hockenson, the Lions' first-round pick out of Iowa (No. 8). His impressive catch radius and reliable hands served up an instant reminder of what the Patriots are missing without tight end Rob Gronkowski, and those in the organization say he's mature beyond his years, similar to 2008 Patriots first-round pick Jerod Mayo.”
Guregian Boston Herald: Cause for optimism heading into Patriots preseason week 2
Teope Nola.com: Saints training camp observations (Aug. 10): Butler returns to full team drills, Cook is human, and more
Stuart Football Perspective: Will Alvin Kamara Average At Least 4.53 YPC in 2018?
Just Nola.com: Despite being without a team since May, new Saints RB Kerwynn Williams trusts in the timing
NEW YORK JETS
Mehta NYDN: Adam Gase-Joe Douglas relationship is thriving
Cimini ESPN NY: - A look at what's happening around the New York Jets: Early signs: Jets GM Joe Douglas has a plan, and Adam Gase likes it
Rich Cimini (@RichCimini)
8/11/19, 8:50 AM
Jets PK Chandler Catanzaro, struggling in camp, has retired, the team announced. They signed K Taylor Bertolet. The Cat Man has run out of lives
Gehlken LV Review Journal: Raiders rookies rile up Black Hole in 14-3 preseason win
Schrock NBC Bay Area: Nathan Peterman edges ahead in Raiders' backup quarterback competition
Gutierrez ESPN Oakland: Gruden defends AB; calls helmet 'personal' issue
Robinson Yahoo Sports: From retirement threat to frostbitten feet, Antonio Brown puts entire premise of 'Hard Knocks' on notice
Ostler SF Chronicle: For Raiders’ Antonio Brown, best headgear would be a tinfoil helmet
Bair NBC Bay Area: Arden Key, Maurice Hurst benefit from playing in Raiders' preseason opener
Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL)
8/11/19, 1:20 AM
Gruden said Johnny Townsend has “hands full” with rookie punter A.J. Cole. Said of Cole’s performance in joint practice vs. Rams: “We haven’t seen kicks like that since Lechler was here or King. This guy really has a live leg, and it looks like he can directional punt and hold.”
McLane Phil.com: ‘This ain’t nothing': Eagles veterans reflect on old-school training camp
Kempski Phillyvoice: A recap of the Eagles' injuries, four weeks before Week 1
Kaye NJ.com: Eagles trade for Eli Harold: Breaking down defensive end depth following deal | Here’s how swap could impact Shareef Miller, Daeshon Hall
Rutter Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Towering Zach Gentry gives Steelers clarity in tight end pecking order
Fittipaldo Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Steelers No. 1 draft pick Devin Bush impressive in his NFL debut
Branch SF Chronicle: Rookie receivers Jalen Hurd, Deebo Samuel shine in 49ers’ 17-9 preseason win over Cowboys
Chan NBC Bay Area: Nick Mullens, C.J. Beathard neck and neck for 49ers' backup QB job
Branch SF Chronicle: 49ers receiver Trent Taylor out indefinitely after foot surgery
Inman SJ Mercury News: 49ers’ Taylor out after foot surgery, more injuries come in exhibition opener
Branch SF Chronicle: 49ers’ Dante Pettis hasn’t secured starting role; nightmare avoided
Eric Branch (@Eric_Branch)
8/11/19, 1:11 AM
49ers OT Shon Coleman had a cast on his right leg and was using a scooter to get around in the locker room. His season is believed to be over
Boyle Seahawks.com: Seahawks Sign QB J.T. Barrett & LB Juwon Young; Waive SS Marwin Evans & LB Chris Worley
Jude Seattle Times: Xavier Turner’s journey to the edge of Seahawks’ roster: 9,064 miles, 4 teams, 3 tryouts, 1 NFL debut
Stroud TB Times: Could Ronald Jones, Peyton Barber rush the Bucs back on top?
Lenzi Buffalo News: NFL Draft snub motivates former UB wide receiver Anthony Johnson
Bites The Times: Jordan Whitehead competing for starting job in Buccaneers' secondary
Wyatt Titans.com: Observations from Day 11 of Titans Training Camp
Bacharach The Tennessean: Observations from Titans training camp: Jurrell Casey moved to active roster
Skrbina The Tennessean: Arthur Smith gets first taste as Titans offensive coordinator
Bacharach The Tennessean: The drops are mounting for Titans wide receiver Taywan Taylor. Is he a candidate to be cut?
Harris The Tennessean: Titans QB room 'something pretty special' with Ryan Tannehill addition
Bacharach The Tennessean: Titans’ Kalif Raymond's fight for roster spot mimics spiritual journey in Thailand
Copeland Washington Post: Interceptions rule the day, and other Redskins camp takeaways
John Keim (@john_keim)
8/11/19, 8:02 AM
Don’t know if this was out there or not but the Redskins signed Jalan McClendon as their fourth QB per source. Replaces Josh Woodrum who tore his pectoral muscle in the preseason opener
Fowler Redskins.com: Rookie Playmaker Jimmy Moreland Shines In Preseason Opener
Valente Ravens.com: Football is Family: The Story of United States Army Colonel Gregory D. Gadson
Branch SF Chronicle: Former 49ers wide receiver Dave Parks, the No. 1 pick in 1964, dies at 77
“Parks played with the 49ers, Saints and Oilers in his 10-year career, but his best seasons came in San Francisco from 1964-1967. He was named to three Pro Bowls in his four seasons with the team and was a first-team All-Pro in 1965 when he led the league in catches (80), receiving yards (1,344) and receiving touchdowns (12).
Parks, the No. 1 pick in 1964, Irving Fryar (1984) and Keyshawn Johnson (1996) are the only wideouts who have been drafted first overall. Parks, tight end Harry Babcock (1953) and quarterback Alex Smith (2005) are the only players the 49ers have drafted No. 1 overall.
As a rookie with the 49ers, Parks ranked third in the NFL in yards per catch (19.5) and had 36 catches for 703 yards and eight touchdowns, which was seventh in the league. However, he began to completely click with quarterback John Brodie in his triple-crown season in 1965.”
Nowak Nola.com: Former Saints WR, TE Dave Parks dies at 77; remembered for 'speed, sure hands ... sharp elbows'
“Parks went on to sign with the Saints in 1968 for a reported salary of $60,000, a year after they were added as an NFL expansion team. He played five seasons in New Orleans, where his role shifted to tight end. He accounted for 149 catches, 2,254 yards and 16 touchdowns in that five-year span.
In the days before restricted free agency, then-commissioner Pete Rozelle decided compensation for such signings — opting for the Saints to surrender two first-round picks to the 49ers.
“Two number-one draft picks from a bottom club is ridiculous. That was absolutely uncalled for," Parks is quoted as saying by AJ Media. “I go down (to New Orleans) and I’m supposed to walk on water. I can’t even get to the lake. But it wasn’t because I was any different. As an individual, you can’t do anything without the team.”
Gutierrez ESPN Oakland: Raiders great Fred Biletnikoff shows Peyton Manning the magic of Stickum
“For Fred Biletnikoff, it was the 1970s all over again when the Oakland Raiders Hall of Fame receiver broke out an old friend for a newer friend, then lathered gobs of Stickum on Peyton Manning's hands and forearms to show the former quarterback what it was like to play with the stuff for Manning's ESPN+ series Peyton's Places to commemorate the NFL's 100th anniversary.
"I don't know what he expected," Biletnikoff said later, laughing. "He was very interested in it. After we put it on him, he started making one-handed catches and really put on a great performance."
Biletnikoff was howling now, recalling how, after he fired the football at Manning with the JUGS machine, Manning simply snagged the ball midflight with one hand. Then he did it again. And again.
The pages to Manning's playbook stuck to Manning's hands, making the paper unusable and unreadable.
No wonder then-Raiders equipment manager Dick Romanski had to manually feed Biletnikoff his chewing gum on the sidelines, before, during and after games.
"Two Juicy Fruits, one Wrigley," Romanski told NFL Films. "Or two Spearmint, one Doublemint."
Romanski would have his staff unwrap the gum, place the sticks in two separate plastic containers -- two Juicy Fruits and one Wrigley in one container; two Spearmint and one Doublemint in another -- and he would place one container in each pocket on game day in preparation for the receiver.
It was a formula for Biletnikoff, who chewed gum rather than use a mouthpiece and, yes, Biletnikoff fed Manning a stick of gum too. Just for old times' sake.
Stickum was everywhere in Biletnikoff's heyday. In cold-weather games, he would put it on the inside of his thighs to keep the goop warm so it would not freeze on him and lose its consistency.
"But not too close to the crotch," Biletnikoff said with another laugh. "You don't want that stuff too close to your privates."
And while Romanski was just fine unwrapping and then feeding gum to Biletnikoff, the mess Stickum created was an issue for Romanski's day job.
"Dick used to yell at me, 'I gotta clean these goddamn uniforms!"' Biletnikoff recalled. "So I just said, 'Talk to Al [Davis].' He just always told us, 'Do whatever you got to do to win.' So ..."
Romanski's son, Bob, the Raiders' current equipment manager, explained the cleaning hassle of Stickum.
"It was all over the place," Bob Romanski recalled. "Helmets were the worst.
"Mondays were, the whole day, with turpentine trying to clean it off the helmets and off the shoulder pads. Yeah, it was everywhere. They'd sit after the game -- there was a washer and a dryer in the back of the old Raider locker room in the [Oakland] Coliseum -- they'd sit there with that paint thinner and towels and just sit there for hours, just rubbing it, trying to get it all off. I don't know how they did it."
Back when the AFL and NFL both held drafts in late November, Biletnikoff was taken by the Raiders in the second round of the 1964 AFL draft and also was selected by the Detroit Lions in the third round of the NFL draft. Biletnikoff signed with Davis under a goalpost in the Gator Bowl immediately following his Florida State team's win over Oklahoma on Jan. 2, 1965...”
Kendle Canton Repository: Memorable NFL firsts for Providence Steam Roller include first night game
Giants Birthdays 8-11
Hal Mitchell LT D14-UCLA 1952 NYG 1952 Born 8-11-1930 Died 11-15-1993