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Steelers positional analysis: Kenny Pickett stands alone in QB room ·

2/17/2024If the Steelers were concerned about the uncertain future at quarterback when Ben Roethlisberger retired, the outlook at the position might not be any more stable two years later.Yes, they will go into the 2024 season with the idea Kenny Pickett, who has compiled a 14-10 record as a starter, will be the No. 1 quarterback. But they will not go in with the same hope they had this time last season ...

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan doesn’t deserve criticism since Super Bowl ·

Globe StaffUpdated February 17, 2024, 9:38 a.m.Kyle Shanahan has been on the defensive all week following the 49ers’ 25-22 overtime loss to the Chiefs in the Super Bowl. The criticism directed at Shanahan from commentators and fans has been pointed and unforgiving.He still can’t win the big game. He got out-schemed again. He blew it in overtime by taking the ball first. His players didn’t even know ...

New Raiders GM expected to be aggressive in search for top QB ·

February 17, 2024 - 4:19 PMIf Tom Telesco’s past offers clues about his future, expect the Raiders’ new general manager to be aggressive in bringing in a top-level quarterback this offseason.The four teams Telesco worked for before taking over the Raiders settled for nothing less. And with the Raiders holding the 13th pick in April’s draft, it seems likely they will explore trading up to get a quarterback ...

Mark Kiszla: After hating on Russell Wilson, maybe Sean Payton should give Sam Darnold some love ·

Sam Darnold needs a second chance to prove his worth in the NFL almost as desperately as the Broncos need a quarterback.Could this be the start of a wonderful bromance?“I believe in myself. I know I’m a good football player. I know I can help an NFL team win,” Darnold told me, as he kicked back comfortably on a padded chair, wearing a bright red No. 14 of the San Francisco 49ers across his chest during ...

Grading the Week: Broncos QB Russell Wilson sounds like he can’t get away from Sean Payton fast enough ·

2/17/2024Apparently, Russell Wilson and Ciara didn’t buy what Sean Payton was shoveling on radio row during Super Bowl Week.A fairly newsy seven days — congrats, Jenny Cavnar and welcome home, Troy Renck — in the Grading The Week offices got even newsier Friday.Because just when we were about to wax poetic on Christian Braun’s knuckleball of a jumper or the latest chapter in Carmelo Anthony’s revisionist ...

When Deshaun Watson will begin throwing; how he feels about new OC Ken Dorsey, and more: Browns Insider ·

cleveland.comCLEVELAND, Ohio — Deshaun Watson is on track in his rehab schedule from shoulder surgery — maybe even a little ahead — and will begin throwing soon, a league source told cleveland.com.Watson, who underwent surgery Nov. 21 to repair his fractured right shoulder socket, is set to begin throwing in March — as soon as a couple of weeks from now — which is a great sign for his participation ...

Jay Harbaugh stepping out of family circle for first time with Seahawks ·

Seattle Times staff reporterIf Jay Harbaugh’s last name gives him a hefty family legacy to live up to, his new position with the Seahawks also gives him some big shoes to fill.The son of new Chargers coach Jim Harbaugh and a nephew of longtime Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh, Jay Harbaugh was introduced this past week as the new special-teams coordinator for the Seahawks.It marks the first time ...

What the 49ers said after coming back to beat Packers ·

16-20 minutes 1/21/2024The 49ers earned a wild playoff win in a rainstorm Saturday night at Levi’s Stadium, coming back to beat the visiting Packers 24-21.With the win, they secured a berth in the NFC Championship Game, which they will host next Sunday against the winner of tomorrow’s Buccaneers-Lions game.Christian McCaffrey’s 6-yard touchdown run turned a four-point deficit into a three-point lead ...

Why 49ers linebacker Dre Greenlaw wouldn’t go down after game-winning interception vs. Packers ·

5-7 minutes 1/21/2024SANTA CLARA — Dre Greenlaw was running zig-zags with the joy of a third-grader dodging tackles at recess.A 6-foot, 230-pound linebacker who is built to hit people, he intercepted Jordan Love with less than a minute left in the 49ers’ 24-21 win against the Green Bay Packers and then danced around his opponents.He carried the football with one hand, moved it from left to right, juked, ...

3 things that went right for Steelers offense, 3 that new offensive coordinator must fix ·

Mike Tomlin is going outside of his comfort zone — and the organization — to find his next offensive coordinator.Not since Todd Haley was hired in 2012 have the Steelers looked beyond the walls of 3400 South Water Street for the person in charge of leading the offense.The new coordinator’s task will be to improve an offense that ranked No. 25 in yards and No. 27 in points in 2023. No team in the postseason ...

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Pro Daze Perspective: From Our Archives

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