The Buccaneers cap space won't be burning a hole in their pocket much longer. Carl Nicks has signed for a deal that's a smidge better than Logan Mankins' deal last year. Brandon Marshall allegedly punched a woman in the face over the weekend. The Bears say they knew all about it. It's a different kind of workplace.
Players are making money hand over fist. And the team spending as freely as anyone is the Washington Redskins. The factthat they got financially punched in the face by the NFL for refusing to collude and keep salaries down in the uncapped year hasn't slowed their spending. And, with players getting paid, the NFLPA is probably not interested in complaining about an old collusion case. Still, it was a dirty practice by the NFL owners and it was illegal if you ask me, Tom Curran, BA, English, Saint Anselm '89. Here's an awesome column by Sally Jenkins of the Washington Post explaining why "Everyone Hates Snyder". And Greg Cote wonders what the hell the Dolphins are doing.
New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski has now missed five kicks on the year, including field goals against the Miami, Buffalo and Cleveland.
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The Jets’ quarterback situation took a comically typical turn Monday, as Ryan Fitzpatrick will be under center after an MRI revealed that Geno Smith has a torn ACL.
After starting New York’s first six games of the season, Fitzpatrick was demoted to backup for Sunday’s game against the Ravens. Smith was injured on a sack by Baltimore’s Matt Judon, forcing Fitzpatrick back into action.
After leading the Jets to a 24-16 win, Fitzpatrick made his dissatisfaction with being benched known.
“The biggest thing in this game in order to last, is to have belief in yourself,” Fitzpatrick said in his postgame press conference. “Because when the owner stops believing in you and the GM stops believing in you and the coaches stop believing in you, sometimes all you have is yourself. That’s something that I’ve had to deal with before. That’s something I’m dealing with now.”
On the season, Fitzpatrick has completed 136 of 237 passes for 1,561 yards with six touchdowns and a league-leading 11 interceptions.