Football players (and coaches and front-office people) say the darndest things
'Tis the time of year for playoff reactions, trash talk, free-agent prep, new coaches, new cities, and abandoned barbecue grills.
It takes a lot to bump the playoffs out of the headlines. Moving from San Diego to Los Angeles will do it.
The stars of this week, as is often the case, are the fabulous Bennett Brothers.
The Buffalo Bills fired their coach this week, but as is usually the case when it comes to Rex Ryan, things didn't go very smoothly.
This week: quarterback controversies, lewd dances, bad headlines, shots at Jeff Fisher, Skip Bayless exposed, and Richard Sherman making friends as usual.
These days, it seems all anyone ever wants to talk about is old Rams coaches, new Rams coaches, future Rams coaches, and terrible Rams football games.
This week: a bad coach gets paid, then insulted; a bad quarterback gets optimistic; another bad quarterbcak gets a cunning plan; a bad play gets Matt Ryan irked; a bad play gets burned; and Jets and Raiders fans get drunk.
This week: Doug Baldwin loves us, Bill Belichick hates us, a bunch of NFL people take shots at each other, and everyone likes getting paid
Unusually popular topic of conversation this week: Kickers, punters, and the things they kick and punt.
At this point in the season, we're starting to really nail down which teams will be winners in 2016, and which will be losers. It's the second group that was talked about most this week.