Cleveland Browns offensive line coach Hal Hunter deserves a raise. His work with the offensive line has been nothing short of amazing. The most improved player over the past four weeks is far and away Austin Pasztor.
Browns coach Hue Jackson hasn’t chosen between rookie Cody Kessler and Josh McCown as the starting quarterback for Sunday’s home game against the Dallas Cowboys. But nine-time Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas explained Wednesday why it would be logical for Kessler to return to the starting lineup.
Coach Mike Zimmer said that Norv Turner’s job as Vikings offensive coordinator was not in jeopardy. “There was no thought of making any kind of change,” Zimmer said at a press conference. Pat Shurmur will take over Turner’s job.
The Kansas Chiefs said Monday that quarterback Alex Smith was not diagnosed with a concussion after being taken for two evaluations during their victory over the Indianapolis Colts, but he won’t be playing against the Jacksonville Jaguars this weekend.
The NFL’s ratings are down. You don’t have to care. Contrary to what the NFL would like to you think, it’s not a fifth branch of the military, a fourth branch of government, or even a third uncle to you. It’s not a national park, or a vital security interest for this nation. It’s 32 billionaire owners running an overgrown children’s contest with contract labor and wildly variable degrees of competent management. You can opt out. It’s legal.