Channing Crowder, released by Miami in July, gets to regularly lacerate his former team on his radio show in South Florida. Imagine Brandon Meriweather with a four-hour forum (yes, please). This is why Anquan Boldin is one of my favorite receivers in the NFL. Remember what I said about the Steelers being fixated on the "Spygate thing" like nobody else? See? Down goes Del Rio. The New Orleans Times-Picayune is paying Saints players to pimp their paper on Twitter. Hmmm. Good idea. Asante Samuel lobbed bombs at the Eagles front office and now he's forced to turtle a little bit. James Harrison probably won't play for the Steelers on Sunday.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Ryan Fitzpatrick replaced an injured Geno Smith and led the New York Jets on three scoring drives, and a rejuvenated defense came up with two rare interceptions in a 24-16 comeback victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.
Fitzpatrick came in for Smith in the second quarter and led the Jets on a go-ahead drive capped by a 13-yard touchdown catch by Matt Forte. Fitzpatrick finished 9 of 14 for 120 yards and a touchdown as the Jets (2-5) snapped a four-game losing streak.
DeAngelo Williams is not a Patriots fan. The Steelers running back took a shot at Bill Belichick back in February, and in July, after Tom Brady accepted his four-game suspension for Deflategate, Williams said he was happy the Patriots were going to be running into issues to start this season.
“I am glad they got problems. I don't care,” Williams said at the time. “Everybody has their problems, and I am glad they have theirs.”
Williams' most recent dig at the Patriots is a confusing one. It's clear he had an idea. He probably even thought it was a funny idea. The execution, though, was . . . lacking. Instead of a production put on by a multi-millionaire, the video he tweeted on Saturday looked more like something written and shot by a couple of third graders then slapped up on YouTube.
The timing of Williams' video is a little odd given that Williams is out for Sunday's game due to a knee injury. He also earned some very high praise from Belichick earlier this week so you'd think he might be willing to hold off on the gratuitous Deflategate crack.
"DeAngelo Williams, I mean he led the league in rushing the two weeks where he played earlier in the year when he had a lot of carries," Belichick said. "He’s had a tremendous career. Really one of the all-time great careers statistically. He’s been tremendous."
His filmmaking career, though? Not so much.