At 44, Bucs QB Tom Brady says ‘I’ve found my

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TAMPA, Fla. -- Not long before he turned 44 on Tuesday, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady took a handoff out of the backfield, tucked the ball and dashed forward. He then mimicked Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's spoon-to-mouth "feed me" gesture as he jogged back into formation.It was a mere run installation and Brady…

Texans releasing J.J. Watt offers peek into racially coded language

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J.J. Watt was more than just a football player for the city of Houston.Image: Getty ImagesWhen the Texans decided to release J.J. Watt on Friday, it marked the end of an era in Houston — and the continuation of an era in media’s use of coded language.NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted that while Houston might…

Joe Buck tells Colin Cowherd he, Troy Aikman used to

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There are few pleasures in this world quite like kicking back, sipping a drink with a buddy and chatting over a football game. Just ask Joe Buck. The Hall of Fame broadcaster on Monday revealed how he has used the occasional libation to not only keep himself grounded in his work, but also to help…

If only NIL money forced Dabo Swinney out of college

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Dabo says a lot of words that don’t mean much.Image: Getty ImagesClemson is 2-2, and as big of a shock as that is for a program that’s won the last six ACC titles with a pair of national championships along the way, we really should have seen it coming.After all, the Tigers still are without…

Stepping away from football was Calvin Ridley’s choice, which means

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He did what he thought was best for him and his team.Illustration: Getty ImagesMental health has been a hot-button issue in sports the past few years. Dating back to 2017, when Cleveland Cavaliers’ forward Kevin Love stepped away from his team after a panic attack suffered in the middle of a game, we’ve started seeing…

What time is the NFL game tonight? TV schedule, channel

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Fans anticipating the "Thursday Night Football" clash should have their televisions tuned in to NFL Network by 8:20 p.m. ET. Coverage will start ahead of time with a pregame show at 7:30 p.m. leading up to the matchup between the Bengals and Jaguars. MORE: Watch Bengals vs. Jaguars live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Despite the matchup coming…

It’s still just Matthew Stafford

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Matthew Stafford beat the Bears. Congratulations?Photo: Getty ImagesPump the brakes on Matthew Stafford.In fact, put your seatbelt on, too.This is hardly going to be an easy ride, no matter how the journey started on Sunday.After his impressive debut as the Los Angeles Rams’ new starting quarterback, many are calling him the Messiah, the missing piece…

Can Joe Milton put a stop to Michigan’s quarterback carousel?

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When Michigan plays Minnesota on Saturday (7:30 p.m. ET, ABC), it will mark the first time Jim Harbaugh opens a season as head coach of the Wolverines with a starting quarterback he recruited out of high school.Let that sink in.Harbaugh has had holdovers from the previous staff and transfers brought in in an attempt to…

Barnwell: How Jon Gruden’s roster-building left the Raiders in terrible

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As you've surely heard by now, the Las Vegas Raiders and Jon Gruden parted ways on Monday. It goes without saying that the emails uncovered as part of the NFL's investigation into Daniel Snyder and the Washington Football Team were abhorrent and unbecoming of a leader. My colleagues have addressed Gruden's resignation, and what's now…

Don’t be mad at Adam Schefter, he’s not really a

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Access journalism is not like the rest.Image: Getty ImagesWhat a week. If you want to know how the sports sausage is made, a few notable emails made available through leaks and lawsuits have been particularly illuminating. One, where ESPN Insider Adam Schefter sends a story to former Washington team president Bruce Allen before publication for…