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Garoppolo’s Instagram Prank, Texans Release Osweiler, Cutler Gone, Romo Trade

FOOTBALL

Jimmy Garoppolo’s instagram feed has been blowing up after a post implied he was leaving the New England Patriots. Turns out the post was a prank and Garoppolo isn’t necessarily leaving.

The Houston Texans released their QB Brock Osweiler (and a 2017 6th round draft pick and a 2018 2nd round pick) in exchange for a 2017 4th round pick from the Cleveland Browns. Osweiler has a $16 million guaranteed salary, so getting rid of him frees up cap space. The Browns may flip Osweiler again (and gain another draft pick) to another team needing a backup QB. Bottom line is Osweiler shouldn’t unpack anytime soon.

In other free agency moves, the Chicago Bears released QB Jay Cutler, and the New York Jets seem interested in picking him up.

It looks as if the Dallas Cowboys will now trade QB Tony Romo instead of releasing him. The newly QB-free Houston Texans could be potential buyers.

 

 

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Team USA Eliminated, Belichick Quiet On Garoppolo’s Start, Cutler’s Thumb

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Canada eliminated Team USA from contention in the World Cup of Hockey. Team USA was not favored to win the tournament, but fans were extremely upset about the quality of play, the coaching style and the players chosen to represent the best of USA Hockey. Canada 4, USA 2.

FOOTBALL

Bill Belichick is staying quiet on whether backup (to Tom Brady) Jimmy Garoppolo will start on Thursday Night Football against the Houston Texans. Garoppolo, who has completed 70% of his passes with no interceptions and 4 touchdowns, injured his shoulder last weekend. If Garoppolo isn’t ready to play, backup to the backup, Jacoby Brissett will lead the Team.

Jay CutlerChicago Bears’ QB Jay Cutler got some bad press after Monday Night’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles when he took himself out of the game. Cutler hurt his thumb during the game, kept himself in, but then immediately threw an interception. He was replaced by Brian Hoyer. On ESPN’s “Mike and Mike” former player, Ryan Clark, criticized Cutler for leaving the game, “This isn’t the first time. We’ve seen [Cutler] do this before. We’ve seen him sit on the sideline himself and take himself out of games. When you take yourself out of a game when it’s going bad, you know what that’s called? It’s called a ‘loser limp.’ … That’s the loser limp. That’s because ‘I’m not playing well, this isn’t going the way I want it to go, there is something a little bit wrong with me, so let’s blame it on that.'” According to reports, Cutler won’t need surgery but is still considered day to day to start this week’s game.

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Rousey Goes Down, Pats & Cards Tough Wins, Bears, Steelers & Redskins Easy Wins

BOXING

Holly Holm 2Ronda Rousey, the fighting phenom that put the UFC on the map, lost over the weekend against former kickboxer Holly Holm. Rousey was knocked out in the second round but don’t expect Rousey to go away anytime soon. She’s too much of a competitor to stay undefeated for long.

FOOTBALL

It was an exciting weekend in the NFL with some close games and some blowouts.

In the close game category, the New England Patriots remain undefeated after a late field goal against the New York Giants. QB Tom Brady did not have a particularly great game but in typical Brady fashion, he found a way to win by leading the team downfield to set up a game-winning field goal by Stephen Gostkowski with only seconds left to play. Patriots 27, Giants 26.

The Seattle Seahawks found themselves down 19 points against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday night. Cardinals’ QB Carson Palmer had a solid game with 3 TD’s and 1 Interception but almost lost the game by fumbling twice in the fourth quarter with both fumbles converting to touchdowns by the Seahawks. The Cardinals held on for the win, however, and now Arizona has control of the NFC West. Cardinals 39, Seahawks 32.

In the blowout games category, Ben Roethlisberger came back from injury and threw for an impressive 379 yards leading to a big win over the Cleveland Browns. Steelers 30, Browns 9.

Another record breaking day for Chicago Bears’ QB Jay Cutler when he threw 2 TD’s over 80 yards in one game to trample the St. Louis Rams. No other QB in franchise history has accomplished that feat.  Bears 37, Rams 13.

Washington Redskins’ QB Kirk Cousins embarrassed the New Orleans Saints defense with 297 yards and 3 TD’s in only the first half.  The Saints couldn’t get anything going in the second half and the Redskins ran away with an easy win. Redskins 47, Saints 14.

 

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Cutler Breaks Luckman’s TD Record, Aqib Appeals Eye Pocking Suspension, Warriors’ Undefeated

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Sid LuckmanChicago Bears’ QB Jay Cutler broke Sid Luckman’s record for most touchdown passes for the Bears in a win over the San Diego Chargers on Monday night. With 138 TD’s, Cutler now holds the Team’s franchise record. Hall of Famer Luckman played with the Bears from 1939-1950 and led the team to 4 NFL Championships. Chicago 22, San Diego 19.

 

In Sunday’s Denver Broncos 24-27 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, Broncos’ cornerback Aqib Talib was suspended 1 game for poking Colts’ Dwayne Allen in the eye. Talib denied the poke was intentional and will appeal, but if you watch the video, Talib’s actions were pretty clear.

 

BASKETBALL

The Golden State Warriors remain undefeated with their 8th straight win on Monday night. Steph Curry was held to only 22 points against the Detroit Pistons, but the Warriors’ bench came to play. Andre Iguodala led the bench with 13 points while Andrew Bogut added 8 points and and nine rebounds. Warriors 109, Pistons 95.

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Jets Dominate Colts, Rodgers Takes Stab At Wilson, Cutler/Brees Injured

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Andrew LuckThe New York Jets defense dominated Monday night’s matchup against the Indianapolis Colts. Colts’ QB Andrew Luck played unusually sloppy while the Jets D lead by Darrelle Revis caused the Colts to crumble. Colts are now 0-2 and the NY Jets are surprisingly 2-0. Jets 20, Colts 7.

 

Aaron RodgersIn other NFL news, the gossip train is in motion after Sunday night’s Packers v. Seahawks game.   People were wondering if Packers’ QB Aaron Rodgers was taking a jab at religious Seahawks’ QB Russell Wilson after the game when he said “I think God was a Packers fan tonight“.  Wilson is known, like many athletes, for thankingGod after a victory.  Given that the Packers and Seahawks are quickly becoming rivals, this may have been Rodgers attempt to show Seattle that the Packers are the team to beat in the NFC.

In Chicago, it looks like the Bears have an issue at quarterback.  Jay Cutler got injured in Sunday’s game and now it’s reported that he will miss at least 2 weeks.  Former Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen will now get his shot at attempting to bring the Bears to glory.  It’s too early in the season to count any team out, but things do look gloomy in Chicago.
Finally, in New Orleans, the Saints worst nightmare has come true:  Drew Brees is injured and will likely miss a few weeks.  The Saints have never had to survive without Brees calling the shots, but now they will hope their back-up Luke McCown, the unlikely star of a recent Verizon commercial campaign, can manage their offense and turn the team around. McCown is NOT Drew Brees, however and the Saints may have a tough season. .
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Broncos Dominate Chargers, Broncos’ Top Receivers Free Agents, Cutler “Elite” QB In Salary Only, Nash To Miss Entire Season,

FOOTBALL

In Thursday night football, the Denver Broncos (on only 4 days rest) had no problem putting away the San Diego Chargers. Peyton Manning passed for 286 yards and 3 more TD’s to put him at 513. Emmanuel Sanders was on fire this game catching all 3 TD’s. Broncos 35, Chargers 21.

In more Bronco news, their top two receivers Demaryius Thomas and tight end Julius Thomas are free agents at the end of the season.  The Broncos are trying to lock these guys up, but there is a chicken and egg situation.  Both these guys may want to test free agency, as they could attract handsome sums of money in the off-season.  Plus, they may not want to sign with the Broncos if Peyton Manning doesn’t come back next year.  That would make the Broncos a completely different team.  For now, the Broncos have said they have tabled talks until a future date.

Jay CutlerFinally, in the NFL, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler got off to a hot start, but has been struggling mightily the past few games.  Defensive superstar, and Cutler’s former teammate, Brian Urlacher, has told the media that Jay Cutler is an “elite” quarterback, but in salary only.  Cutler is the highest paid quarterback this season, but his performance indicates that he is a sub-average QB at best.  It’s never good when your former teammate is calling out your performance and calling you mediocre.  There is seriously something wrong with that Bears organization.

BASKETBALL

Steve NashIn the NBA, the aging Steve Nash has done everything in his ability to make a major comeback.  While he is 40 years old, Nash probably takes care of his body better than any athlete in the NBA.  He has an extremely strict diet, and even keeps a sleep journal to make sure that he gets a requisite amount of rest.  Beyond this, he’s constantly doing rehabilitation exercises, and just wants to get out there on the court and help.  Unfortunately, this week it was reported that Nash will miss the entire season with a back injury.  This is a huge bummer, as this will likely lead to his retirement.

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