National sportswriters don’t appear too bowled over by the Oakland Raider roster additions of NFL veterans LaMarr Woodley, Matt Schaub, Justin Tuck and Maurice Jones-Drew. Pundits peg the Raiders as perhaps the worst team in the league, and ESPN has Head Coach Dennis Allen rated as the worst in the NFL. The Silver and Black also compete in a division where every other squad made the playoffs last year, prompting some to say they are already out of contention this season. Really? It may take everything breaking right for Raider Nation to make a playoff appearance, but surely there are teams with less upside than Oakland. Here are a few of the potential challengers for the NFL cellar.
Former Minnesota punter Chris Kluwe says his special teams coordinator made anti-gay comments while Kluwe was with the Vikings, an allegation the coach “vehemently denies.”
“Game of Thrones” has garnered both critical and audience acclaim and topped many end of the year “Best of” lists, but now it is topping a less honorable list – most pirated show of 2013.
Freshman quarterback Jared Goff passed for 485 yards and two touchdowns to give coach Sonny Dykes his first win at California while leading the Golden Bears to a 37-30 win over Portland State on Saturday.
This week was the final week that starters were likely to appear in the preseason, offering fans one more indiscernible glimpse of what may lie ahead in the ensuing 17 weeks of NFL battle.
Here’s an update on which NFC teams took a step forward this week, and which ones overwhelmed the training staff with a rash of new injuries…
Teams squared off against one another for the first time this season, often at full speed, and occasionally featuring first team offensive sets.
This weekend witnessed its first preseason game, and in no time the bid for the Super Bowl will be well under way.
The good news is, arrests and court cases did not dominate NFL news this week. The bad news is that injuries to key players overwhelmed the news cycle instead.
Welcome back to another update of the weeks’ events. Here’s a glimpse at the latest happenings around the NFC…