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McAdoo says post-play penalties are a “poor reflection on me”

McAdoo says post-play penalties are a “poor reflection on me”

Well, at least he’s not blaming Eli this week. Pre-snap and post-[whistle] penalties, we have to clean up and that’s a part of it. Once in Week Two (Evan Engram) and again in Week Three. “We have a plan for it,” McAdoo said. It’s clear that McAdoo didn’t do nearly enough to address the issue after Engram drew a flag for a vulgar celebration in Week Two — an infraction that, when coupled with a kickoff that went out of bounds, gave the Lions the ball on the New York 45. While McAdoo surely had plenty of other issues to deal with in the aftermath of that Week Two loss, he should have made it clear to the team after Engram’s penalty that there will be no more celebration penalties.
ESPN’s ‘Monday Night Football’ will break with tradition and air the national anthem tonight

ESPN’s ‘Monday Night Football’ will break with tradition and air the national anthem tonight

. The network's airing of the national anthem before the game between the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals comes amid a prominent protest movement of kneeling during the anthem, which saw more than 200 players participate on Sunday. The movement has received repeated condemnation from President Trump, who in turn has faced backlash from NFL owners, athletes, and celebrities. ESPN will also re-air the NFL's unity-promoting ad "Inside These Lines," which first aired during Super Bowl LI. While The Wrap speculates that televising the anthem could capitalize on ratings intrigue in the wake of a national news story, "Monday Night Football" and NFL broadcasts at large have seen a big decline in ratings. In week two, "Monday Night Football" ratings dropped 14% in live and same-day average viewers compared to the same week in 2016, according to UBS. Overall, the league saw a 12% drop in ratings in week one and a 15% drop in week two, according to Nielsen. And the protest controversy sparked by Trump this weekend hasn't exactly been a ratings boon for all NFL games.
Danny Amendola, Rob Gronkowski say they’re ready to go for Patriots

Danny Amendola, Rob Gronkowski say they’re ready to go for Patriots

. “Am I good to go? “I feel really good. “Good. It felt good,” Gronkowski said. The 31-year-old has been a limited participant in practice this week and is listed as questionable for the game. “I feel good now,” Amendola said.
Roger Goodell’s NFL extension is reportedly ‘getting papered right now’

Roger Goodell’s NFL extension is reportedly ‘getting papered right now’

. This video may have expired or is otherwise not available. Ads keep our content free for all to enjoy so please turn off any ad blockers to keep watching. This video is not available on your platform. With his current contract expiring in 2019, Goodell's extension is reportedly 'getting papered right now,' according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Owner Jerry Jones was reportedly spearheading a small-scale owners' mutiny against Goodell, wanting a pay cut for the commissioner, but he ultimately failed in that request.
NFL on TV today: What time, channel is Dallas Cowboys vs. Denver Broncos? (9/17/17) | NFL Week 2

NFL on TV today: What time, channel is Dallas Cowboys vs. Denver Broncos? (9/17/17) | NFL Week 2

(9/17/17) | NFL Week 2. In 4 career games vs. AFC, has 437 rush yards (109.3 per game) & 7 TDs (6 rush, 1 rec.). yards & TD in Week 1. Has 11,947 career rec. yards last week. Broncos notes: QB TREVOR SIEMIAN passed for 2 TDs vs. 1 INT & had 1st career rush TD in Week 1. In past 5 vs. NFC, has 431 scrimmage yards (86.2 per game) with 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 rec.). Has 80+ scrimmage yards in 11 of past 12 vs. NFC & 14 total TDs (10 rush, 4 rec.) Has 497 catches & 6,937 rec. yards (74.0 per game) & rec.
Sitake doesn’t hold back on criticism after Wisconsin routs BYU 40-6

Sitake doesn’t hold back on criticism after Wisconsin routs BYU 40-6

Sitake doesn’t hold back on criticism after Wisconsin routs BYU 40-6. The 10th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers, looking very much the part of a college football playoff contender, steamrolled offensively inept BYU 40-6 in front of 61,143 fans on a picture-perfect fall afternoon that turned ugly for the Cougars (1-3). “If I were to put into words the game, I thought we were overwhelmed as a group,” BYU coach Kalani Sitake said in his harshest post-game comments to date as Cougars coach. He said that word — overwhelmed — several times and then admitted even if the Cougars had played their best game of the season, “I don’t know what the outcome would have been today, even with that.” The Cougars finished with 81 yards on the ground, and ran 46 plays, including five in the fourth quarter. Wisconsin dominated time of possession, holding the ball for 40 minutes and 9 seconds and racking up 491 yards and 28 first downs. The Badgers were 8 of 12 of third down, with sophomore quarterback Alex Hornibrook picking apart the Cougar defense when he had to. It took Butch Pau’u wrestling the ball away from a wide receiver for Hornibrook to not have a perfect day. It was BYU’s worst home loss since a 54-10 demolition at the hands of Utah in 2011. Storylines •Badgers quarterback Alex Hornibrook plays flawlessly in completing 18 of 19 passes for 256 yards and four touchdowns. • The Cougars generate 192 yards of offense and give up 491 to the Badgers.
Rangers’ injury woes adding up down stretch

Rangers’ injury woes adding up down stretch

ANAHEIM -- Rangers outfielder Nomar Mazara left Friday night's 7-6 loss to the Angels still experiencing tightness in his left quad muscle, a problem that has been bothering him for over a week. It is one of a number of signs the Rangers may be running out of gas as they go down the stretch and start to fade in the American League Wild Card race. The loss was the Rangers' seventh in the last nine games and they are five games behind the Twins for the second spot with 15 to play. Carlos Gomez is still out with a sprained right ankle and Rougned Odor, hitting .143 in his last 24 games, is dealing with an ankle issue. The Rangers went to check on him during a third inning at-bat. "Everybody is playing with something. You just have to keep playing." Choo hit a two-run home run in the sixth to give the Rangers a 4-2 lead. "I don't know if we are running out of gas but we have some guys out there with lower leg injuries and it may look that way," Banister said. Sullivan has covered the Rangers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2006.
Bengals can easily escape Andy Dalton’s contract after the season

Bengals can easily escape Andy Dalton’s contract after the season

Bengals can easily escape Andy Dalton’s contract after the season. Andy Dalton‘s job is safe, according to a head coach whose job isn’t. Answer: Whatever the Bengals want to happen with Dalton. His Kaepernick-style, year-to-year contract has only one year left of unallocated signing bonus money, making the cap hit associated with unloading him only $2.3 million in 2018. Keeping him would cost $13.9 million in cash, a figure that currently is creeping toward the bottom of the starting-quarterback pay scale. Which may be fitting, since Dalton is currently creeping toward the bottom of the starting quarterback barrel. Through two games in 2017, Dalton has five turnovers, no touchdowns, fewer than 200 yards passing per game, and a passer rating of 47.2. That puts him behind every NFL quarterback other than Scott-Freakin’-Tolzien. It eventually should put Dalton behind A.J. McCarron, and it could in time put Dalton out on the street.

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