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Derek Carr Must Earn Raiders Respect in 2020

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is looking for respect, but has he really earned it? While speaking to the media this week, Derek Carr was asked about if he thought of opting out and not playing for the Raiders this season. Carr countered that he has a lot to prove and opting out never crossed his mind. "I did not. I have a lot to prove to myself," Carr toldĀ reporters Tuesday. "I have a lot to prove to my organization. I'm going to be completely honest with you: I'm tired of being disrespected. There was no question I was going...

Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay is Not Long-Term

Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay no longer seems to like a long-term deal. Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur spoke with the media about Aaron Rodgers and how long he will be on the team. "Right now, most importantly, Aaron's our quarterback and I see him here for a really long time," LaFleur told reporters Sunday. "And however long that is, I don't think anybody knows. Nothing's guaranteed in this league but I feel so lucky to be able to work with him on a daily basis. I don't see that changing for a really long time." It's no surprise LaFleur...

Antonio Brown Suspension Hurts Chances of Returning to NFL

With Antonio Brown now facing suspension, NFL teams might be hesitate on signing him. Adam Schefter reported that Antonio Brown landed an eight-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy. https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/1289268621718556672 Brown recorded 11,263 yards and 75 touchdowns in ten seasons. He spent the first nine seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers before being traded to the Oakland Raiders. His time in Oakland was short-lived as he faced issues with his foot got frostbite, a grievance with the NFL over his helmet, and a reported fight with general manager Mike Mayock. The New England Patriots signed him to a one year deal after...

Knicks Hiring Tom Thibodeau Helps Rebuild

While some might question the hiring, the Knicks might have finally found their man in Tom Thibodeau. The New York Knicks announced the hiring of Tom Thibodeau Thursday after the two sides were finalizing a five-year deal. https://twitter.com/nyknicks/status/1288852076945199107 Thibodeau has coached two different in his career with the Chicago Bulls and the Minnesota Timberwolves. During his five seasons in Chicago, he led the team to the playoffs every season, but never making the finals. He lead the Timberwolves to the playoffs just once in his three seasons with the team. Thibodeau was out of coaching this season after putting together a 352-246...

Chargers Should Start Tyrod Taylor

While Chargers fans might want rookie quarterback Justin Herbert to start, Tyrod Taylor is the right man. Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn spoke to reporters Wednesday about the quarterback situation with Tyrod Taylor. Lynn spoke about how Taylor will "probably be the day one starter." He also complimented his work ethic believing he's the "perfect guy" to mentor first-round pick Justin Herbert. https://twitter.com/MySportsUpdate/status/1288605391664951296 The Chargers will be starting a new quarterback for the first time after Philip Rivers has held the position for 14 seasons. Taylor has been a starting quarterback for the Buffalo Bills and the Cleveland Browns. He's...

NBA Restart in Orlando: Night One Preview

Rejoice NBA fans as the restart to the season begins Thursday night in Orlando. The NBA has reopened the restart season in Orlando after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19 in March. An announcement by the league said that zero positive tests have occurred in the last round of testing. https://twitter.com/TheNBPA/status/1288506023549054976 This is good news for the league after MLB found themselves an outbreak with the Miami Marlins involving 17 players and two coaches testing positive. The Marlins are currently not playing games through Sunday due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Night one of the Orlando tournament will begin Thursday night...

NFL Players Opting Out Shouldn’t be a Surprise

Fans can't be too surprised that NFL players are opting out of the season due to COVID-19. The first of the NFL players opting out of the season was Kansas City Chiefs guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif. He took to social media to announce he was opting out. Duvernay-Tardif has been working as an orderly at a Montreal long-term facility for the last few months. https://twitter.com/LaurentDTardif/status/1286839610727976965?s=21 As of Tuesday morning on July 28, ten NFL players have opted out of the season. Players have until August 1 to decide whether they will play or not. The New England Patriots have been the hardest hit as...

Jamal Adams Gives Seattle A Boost

Jamal Adams gets his wish as the Seattle Seahawks traded for the All-Pro safety. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported the New York Jets traded Jamal Adams and a 2022 fourth-round pick to Seattle. The Jets received safety Bradley McDougald, two first-round picks in 2021 and 2022, and a 2021 third-round pick. https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/1287117397040791552 The move comes as the heels of Adams requesting a trade earlier in the summer. It has been an evolving story as New York did not want to give Adams a new contract. Adams has been outspoken about the organization and even called out head coach Adam Gase for not...

Knicks Coach Search Down to Thibodeau, Kidd

While Tom Thibodeau appears to be the top choice to coach the New York Knicks, don't count Jason Kidd out. Tom Thibodeau was the leading candidate for the New York Knicks job at one point and was in contract talks. Reports have that the negotiations have stalled out resulting in Jason Kidd emerging as the new leading candidate. https://twitter.com/SBondyNYDN/status/1286679195431636993 The New York Post has reported Kidd's interview with the Knicks impressed the upper office. Kidd is wanting to coach the New York Knicks and is looking to earn the job. A source told the Post that Thibodeau has a 65% chance of...

Washington Football Team is a Good Temporary Name

While some may question the move, Washington Football Team makes the most sense now. ESPN first reported that the team would officially go by the "Washington Football Team" until they decide on a new nickname. https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/1286334173947613184 Washington will be spending the next 50 days working on removing the former logo and name from the stadium and merchandise. The team is expected to be up and ready to go before their season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles. Washington will be asking for feedback from players, alumni, fans, sponsors, and the community when picking the new name. The team hired Terry Bateman as their new...

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