The Houston Texans are off to the best start in team history, and coach Gary Kubiak is confident his club can extend that run if it gives a more complete effort and protects quarterback Matt Schaub.
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Titans-Texans Preview (The Associated Press)
Here are my thoughts on why the referee labor dispute must end now. The players risk their health in the name of victory every week and it is not fair…
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Pittsburgh safety Ryan Mundy was fined $21,000 for a brutal hit on Oakland receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey on Sunday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. …
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Championship teams avoid letdowns after big wins.
Ravens must avoid letdown vs Browns (The Associated Press)
The Denver Broncos have missed Chris Kuper. Specifically, quarterback Peyton Manning has missed his right guard, Chris Kuper. Kuper, who broke his left forearm in training camp, is back in full pads on the practice field with the Broncos on Wednesday and could see some playing time in Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders.
Chris Kuper Could Return to the Denver Broncos for Sunday’s Oakland Raiders Game: Fan’s Take (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has been fined $50,000 for making contact with a game official following Sunday night’s 31-30 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, Judy Battista of the New York Times reports. Ravens rookie kicker Justin Tucker’s 27-yard field goal attempt as time expired sailed over the upright, but appeared to be a successful attempt. As players, coaches and media rushed onto the field, Belichick grabbed the arm of a game official, who continued on his path off the field. During Belichick’s post-game press conference on Sunday night, he gave a quick “No” response when asked if he expected to be fined for what had just transpired on the field. Belichick expounded on the matter on Monday. ” I’ve coached in this league a long time ,” Belichick said on Monday via ESPNBoston.com. “I’ve never been penalized, never had any incidents with officials or anything like that. I have never meant any disrespect or in any way tried to abuse or be disrespectful to the officials and the job that they do. I was trying to get an explanation for obviously an important call/play in that game. That’s the No. 1 thing between coaches and officials, it’s always at the forefront, just communication of what’s going on and what’s happening.” This is at least the second time that Belichick has been fined by the National Football League. In 2007, Belichick was fined $500,000 over the SpyGate scandal. Salaries for coaches are not published, and rarely become public, but according to Forbes, Belichick is among the highest-paid head coaches in the NFL, earning an estimated salary of $7.5 million per season.
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Bill Belichick fined $50,000 for making contact with game official (Shutdown Corner)
It’s that time of the year again for one Denver retailer.The Appliance Factory Outlet is holding its annual Broncos-Raiders promotion this week in…
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If Denver Shuts Out Oakland This Weekend, This Appliance Store Is Out Of Luck (ThePostGame)
As an alum of the University of Minnesota, I have followed the Golden Gophers for years. While the team has produced some great NFL players, such as Carl Eller and Gale Gillingham, and a couple of sensational coaches in Bud Grant and Tony Dungy, there have also been some NFL disappointments.
Minnesota Gophers Who Did Not Make the NFL Grade: Top 5 NFL Disappointments (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has fined Patriots coach Bill Belichick $50,000 and Redskins assistant Kyle Shanahan $25,000 for their conduct toward replacement officials.
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Belichick fined 50K, Shanahan 25K by NFL (The Associated Press)