NFL

Gus Bradley doesn’t think offense was too conservative

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — After the Jaguars lost 19-17 to the Ravens on Sunday, Jaguars defensive tackle Sen’Derrick Marks said he thought the team was too conservative after taking a 17-16 lead in the fourth quarter. The Jaguars got the ball twice in Baltimore territory following Joe Flacco interceptions and saw the drives end with a Blake Bortles interception…
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Tuesday morning one-liners

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — The Bills defense was more aggressive against the Cardinals. Dolphins coach Adam Gase said there may be lineup changes coming. What did Patriots coach Bill Belichick see in DL John Hughes? A look at why the Jets passed so much in the red zone. Ravens G Alex Lewis is going through the concussion protocol. LB…
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Jets kicking the tires on C.J. Spiller today

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — The Jets are pushing all kinds of buttons at the moment, including taking a look at some veteran players who could help them now. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Jets are working out running back C.J. Spiller today. The former Bills first-rounder has worked out for the Packers since being released…
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Jets have a “come-to-Jesus meeting” on Monday

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — It’s early enough in the season that we don’t quite know exactly what some teams will turn out to be come the final weeks of the year and the Jets have to hope that they wind up looking more like the team that won in Buffalo in Week Two than the one that lost in…
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John Harbaugh likes Steve Smith’s fire, on and off the field

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — Not only was Ravens coach John Harbaugh caught in the middle of the conversation between Steve Smith and Jaguars rookie cornerback Jalen Ramsey, it’s clear that’s where he wanted to be. Harbaugh said he enjoyed seeing his veteran wide receiver send a little back Ramsey’s way in the post-game. “I got caught in the middle…
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Drew Brees on 0-3 start: At some point it turns

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — The Saints kept Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones in check on Monday night as Jones had just one catch for 16 yards. There wasn’t much other good news for them to report, however. The Falcons ran wild on the ground, avoided turnovers and benefitted from three by the Saints in a 45-32 win that dropped…
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La’el Collins has surgery on his big toe, but they think he can come back

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — The Cowboys are going to have to get by without their Sgt. Hulka for the next few months but there’s a chance they could get him back. According to Ed Werder of ESPN, Cowboys left guard La’El Collins is having surgery to repair the ligament damage to his right big toe suffered Monday. They’ve already placed…
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Greg Hardy caught with cocaine, claims it’s not his

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — Former Cowboys and Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy was arrested on Sunday after police found cocaine during a traffic stop. Hardy was pulled over for failing to use a turn signal, police asked to search him, and he agreed, police say. When they looked in his wallet, they found 0.7 grams of cocaine. The police…
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Tom Brady: No football benefit to missing time, but Italy was nice

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — The Patriots are 3-0 without Tom Brady, and with a week to go before he comes back, he’s already trying to manage expectations — lest people expect him to be Jimmy Garoppolo or Jacoby Brissett, for heaven’s sake. “I don’t think there is any benefit to watching the team play these games from a football…
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Jaguars get early London game, just as they wanted

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — The Jaguars play the Colts in London on Sunday. It’s the earliest England trip for the Jaguars in their four years of playing a home game overseas, and that’s exactly what they wanted. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Jaguars requested to play in the earliest London game this year because they…
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Vernon Butler to miss several weeks with high-ankle sprain

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Curtis Crabtree) — Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Vernon Butler will miss time after suffering a high-ankle sprain in Sunday’s 22-10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. According to Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer, Butler had a cast on his injured right foot in the team’s locker room on Monday. Butler was injured when linebacker Thomas Davis fell into…
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NFL Power Rankings: How high can the Philadelphia Eagles fly?

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Frank Schwab) — Through three games, the Philadelphia Eagles have a legitimate claim as the best team in the NFL. If you thought the Eagles’ 2-0 start was a product of playing two bad opponents, and that Carson Wentz would be exposed against a real opponent, Week 3 was startling. The Eagles destroyed the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-3. It was never competitive. Wentz was great. And as I said on Sunday , if the...
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Falcons Send Saints to 0-3 With 45-32 Victory

NY Times: The Fifth Down (REUTERS) — Matt Ryan threw two touchdown passes, Tevin Coleman ran for three and linebacker Deion Jones returned an interception 90 yards to power the Atlanta Falcons to a 45-32 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Monday.
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Seahawks first-round pick Germain Ifedi could make debut this week

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Curtis Crabtree) — A high-ankle sprain has forced Seahawks first-round pick Germain Ifedi to miss Seattle’s first three games against the Miami Dolphins, Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers. But Ifedi could finally make his regular season debut this Sunday against the New York Jets. “He’s doing quite well,” head coach Pete Carroll said on Monday. “He’s…
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Saints offer little resistance to Falcons on Monday night, fall to 0-3

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Frank Schwab) — Maybe it’s better for the New Orleans Saints’ defense that it was the rare Monday night in which most televisions were tuned into something other than “Monday Night Football.” As Hillary Clinton was talking about Iran and Donald Trump was trying to interrupt her again, the Saints defense was letting Tevin Coleman run over left tackle for a touchdown without a defender anywhere near him. Jon...
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