Category: Sport

Players push for 17-game season to be delayed until 2022 or 2023

The NFL wants to implement a 17-game season, and it wants to do it as soon as possible. The NFL Players Association wants to slow the process down by a year or two. Per multiple sources, players would like to delay the implementation of an extra regular-season game until 2022 or 2023. This position flows […]

Bad quarterbacks a big problem for the XFL

The XFL’s first weekend was a success, with solid TV ratings and generally favorable fan reactions to the upstart league’s innovative rules. Week 2 of the XFL is a different story. Two more XFL games were played on Saturday, neither of them was compelling, and both of them suffered from bad quarterback play. The quarterbacks […]

Washington faces decisions with Jordan Reed, Ryan Kerrigan, Adrian Peterson

By hiring Ron Rivera on Dec. 31, Washington got a head start on its evaluation of the roster. That led to Friday’s roster moves, with the team cutting receiver Paul Richardson, cornerback Josh Norman, defensive lineman Chris Odom and safety Kenny Ladler. It freed up some $16 million in cap space. “The biggest thing that […]

Landry Jones passes for 305 yards in first game in 777 days

Landry Jones became the face of the XFL when the startup league made him the first signee. Jones missed last week’s opener with a knee injury, so Sunday marked his first start in 777 days. “It felt great,” Jones said in his postgame interview with ABC. The Dallas Renegades (who play in Arlington) got their […]

Correcting the record on Matthew Stafford’s contract

When the issue came up last week regarding possible trade talks involving Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, I checked contract numbers at spotrac.com and overthecap.com to determine: (1) Stafford’s cash payout in 2020; (2) Stafford’s cap number in 2020 if on the team; and (3) Stafford cap charge in 2020 if traded. Per a league source […]

D.C attendance drops by more than 12 percent from Week One to Week Two

As the XFL tries to establish a footing in the vacant spring football landscape, one of the more successful franchises has seen a double-digit dip in attendance from one week to the next. Via the Washington Post (and as confirmed in the attached photo), the attendance at Saturday’s D.C. Defenders game dropped by more than […]

No movement between Tom Brady, Patriots

For exactly one more month, the Patriots officially have exclusive negotiating rights with quarterback Tom Brady. It would be foolish to assume that, unofficially, other teams already aren’t making their proposals known to Brady and/or his agent, Don Yee. But the only team that has the right to talk to Brady about a contract for […]