Jeff Fisher answers tough questions about contract, future with Rams

  • Night net Jeff Fisher admitted it Sunday after his Rams got obliterated by the Patriots — he and the team reached a contract extension before the 2016 season began. So he had to know these questions would come at some point.That point was Sunday, hours after news broke of the two-year extension Los Angeles and its coach kept secret for months. IMIG: Rams, Fisher redefining embarrassmentFisher, 58, has been an Night net head coach since 1994, his first season with the Houston Oilers. He's used to criticism. But as his career coaching record (173-163-1) inches closer to .500 and his Rams close in on their fifth losing season in their fifth year under Fisher, the criticism is mounting. So one can only imagine the reaction when the public learned of Fisher's contract extension.Kudos to the media present at Fisher's postgame conference Sunday. They forced the coach to answer the tough questions swirling in the minds of Rams fans and the Night net world.Below is a transcript that includes those questions and Fisher's answers.Q: Jeff, some news broke today that you got a contract extension, and I wonder if you’ve done enough to warrant a contract extension?JF: You know, the discussion started at the end of the year, last year. Then they moved into the off season, so I agreed with the organization well before the season started.Q: Was there a contract extension during the summer?JF: Yes, sometime in the offseason. It’s[......]

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    SN source: Ravens tight ends coach Greg Roman re-signing with Baltimore

  • Night net null null Baltimore Ravens tight end Coach Greg Roman isn't going anywhere after all.A source tells Sporting News that Roman will be re-signing with the Baltimore Ravens and given an assistant head coach designation. Roman's contract was set to expire with the Ravens and he was prepared to pursue opportunities elsewhere, but with the Ravens showing improvement in their running game over the course of the 2017 s夜网论坛eason, Baltimore stepped up to keep him in the fold. The Ravens finished 11th in the Night net in 2017 with 1,856 rushing yards, dramatically up from their 2016 ranking of 28th with 1,463 rushing yards. The Ravens averaged 116 yards per game in 2017 versus just over 91 in 2016.MORE: Night net wild-card picks Roman previously served as the offense coordinator for San Francisco and Buffalo. Not only did those teams excel in the ground game, Roman also has done a solid job in helping the development of the young quarterbacks he has worked with. Colin Kaepernick (49ers) and Tyrod Taylor (Bills) are two.Roman is expected to continue to work closely with Ravens offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. This is Roman's second tenure on the Ravens' coaching staff. He previously served as the team's offensive line assistant from[......]

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    Week 1 Fantasy Sleepers: Adrian Peterson, James Conner among worthwhile 'starts'

  • Night net It's Week 1. No need to dig deep for sleepers in your fantasy lineup, right? Well, if Le'Veon Bell wasn't holding out and other players weren't injured or had what look to be risky matchups, maybe that would be true. But this is fantasy football, where start 'em/sit 'em questions are impossible to avoid whether you had a good draft or a bad one. Rankings only help so much, as we all know fantasy owners often want to "go with their gut" -- and you probably have a certain kind of feeling this week when it comes to players like James Conner, Adrian Peterson, and Keelan Cole, among others.And maybe you should. Why not? Even if you bomb this week, you have at least 12 more chances to get it right. We know crazy things happen in Week 1, so maybe you'll guess right and be the toast of your league. Sure, there's a better chance things go horribly wrong and you wind up a poster child for our "How You'll Lose" list, but isn't that part of the fun? As we always caution, just because we think someone will be a sleeper this week doesn't mean you should start them. It always depends on your other options and league scoring. But the players below are at least tempting, and if you don't own them in your season-long league, you can always take a chance with them in DFS contests.Week 1 Rankings:Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | Kicker Week 1 fantasy sleepers: Running backsJames Conner, Stee[......]

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    Night net mock draft 2019: Broncos, Giants, Dolphins go QB; Cardinals, 49ers go for D

  • Night net null Night net Draft The Night net playoffs are here, meaning all but a dozen of the league’s 32 teams can turn their focus to the 2019 offseason. With that, we finally have an official order for the first 20 selections in the 2019 Night net Draft to help us make better mock picks.The Cardinals are locked into No. 1 overall after posting the worst record (3-13) in 2018. The Raiders know their first of three first-rounders, their original pick, will be No. 4. MORE: SN's Night net playoff predictionsThe Class of 2019 has high-quality depth early at edge-rusher and wide receiver. The quarterbacks aren't perceived as being strong as a whole, but there are at least four teams desperate enough to take one. Given what we know now in terms of team needs and prospect stock, with plenty more changes to come, here’s how Sporting News sees the first round playing out.Night net mock draft 20191. Arizona CardinalsNick Bosa, DE, Ohio StateThe Cardinals were a good pass-rushing team in 2018 with one-and-done coach Steve Wilks thanks to another monster season from Chandler Jones. Arizona could fill plenty of other positions but can’t go wrong bookending Jones with Bosa, who has more disruptive upside than older brother Joey.2. San Francisco[......]

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    What channel is Browns vs. Buccaneers on today? Time, TV schedule for 2019 Night net preseason

  • Night net null null null null Baker Mayfield has seen his name sprayed across all manner of headlines around the nation for his comments in a GQ interview published Tuesday. Now, in a Week 3 preseason match Friday evening against the Buccaneers, the Browns starti夜网论坛ng quarterback will be given a chance to spray the ball across the field. Coach Freddie Kitchens told Cleveland.com's Mary Kay Cabot that Mayfield, along with other starters, will play under the lights in Tampa Bay. And with one week left in the preseason after this matchup, Browns and Bucs fans will likely see their last glimpse of most of the starters before the regular season begins in a campaign that has received much hype, particularly for Cleveland's fans. MORE: Watch Browns vs. Buccaneers live with fuboTV (7-day free trial) Though fans will have the chance to see Mayfield play, the two star receivers for each team will be held out of the game. Cleveland's Odell Beckham Jr. and Tampa's Mike Evans will both sit, with Beckham out due to a lingering hip injury, per Cabot, and Evans dealing with[......]

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    Jalen Ramsey trade rumors: Jaguars turned down two first-round picks for star cornerback

  • Night net null null Jalen Ramsey wasn't at practice nor did he play in the Jaguars' 26-24 win over the Broncos on Sunday as he continues to seek a trade. But Jacksonville doesn't seem willing to part with their top cornerback.According to CBS Sports, which cited an unidentified league source, the Jaguars could have secured two first-round draft picks for Ramsey, but the team turned the trade offer down. Apparently Jacksonville felt those selections would end up too close to 32nd overall, which it doesn't want.The cornerback hasn't been shy about letting the Jaguars know he wants a trade. While he played in Week 3 after he let the team know he wanted to be moved, he held out of Week 4 for multiple reasons. F夜网论坛irst Ramsey said he had flu-like symptoms, then he had a back injury, then he was absent for the birth of his second child.According to the report, Ramsey's sideline spat with coach Doug Marrone in Week 2, plus his absence from the team this past week has led other general managers to pause when it comes to trading for Ramsey. Related News Quarterback Jameis Winston on Buccaneers' upset of Rams: 'We finished'[......]

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    WWE tells new Buccaneers TE Rob Gronkowski he must defend 24/7 title

  • WWE American Football Night net WWE Buccaneers WWE joked about Rob Gronkowski's Night net return Tuesday, telling the 24/7 championship holder he still has to defend his title "anytime, anywhere."Gronkowski, 30, claimed the title at WrestleMania 36 earlier this month, more than a year after he said he was retiring from football. RIVERA: XFL failure, WWE issues put McMahon in precarious positionHis Night net comeback was confirmed Tuesday when he was traded by the New England Patriots to reunite with Tom Brady with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. WWE jokingly said Gronkowski needed to defend his belt — even if he's celebrating a big play with Brady.Congratulations to @RobGronkowski , the current WWE 24/7 Champion, on his return to football.Per the rules of the 24/7 Title, Gronk must defend his championship at all times in any location. He could be celebrating a touchdown pass from @TomBrady ... anytime, 夜网论坛anywhere.— WWE (@WWE) April 21, 2020Gronkowski became the champion when he pinned his friend Mojo Rawley after jumping into pile of wrestlers who were fighting R[......]

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    'Dak does not get his just due': Emmitt Smith supports Cowboys QB

  • Night net Cowboys American Football Emmitt Smith could not believe the game that was unfolding last Sunday between the Dallas Cowboys and Atlanta Falcons.  The three-time Super Bowl champion and all-time leading rusher was frustrated with his former team. He watched the Cowboys lose three fumbles in the first half alone.   "I don't know if I recall ever seeing that many fumbles from a Dallas Cowboys team in the years that I've been associated with the Dallas Cowboys," Smith told Sporting New. "With all that said, the Cowboys overcame, and they ended up winning the game."  MORE: Emmitt talks Florida, SEC opening Smith also was entertained like the rest of us. Dallas rallied for a 40-39 victory behind quarterback Dak Prescott, who finished 34 of 47 for 450 yards and a touchdown while adding three rushing TDs. Prescott's efforts helped even the Cowboys' record heading at 1-1, but that good feeling is short lived.  Prescott is up against another test in Week 3 vs. Seattle and star quarterback Russell Wilson. Prescott is coming off a career year, is 41-25 as Dallas' starter and has the second-highest career passer rating in Night net history.  Yet every game feels like a one-week referendum on whether the fifth-year quarterback belongs in[......]

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    What happened to Jason Garrett? Former Cowboys head coach finds his fit with Giants

  • Night net Cowboys Washington Football Team Giants Cowboys v Washington Football Team American Football Jason Garrett was a familiar face on Thanksgiving Day television screens for a long time, but in 2020, he'll be nowhere to be found.That's because the Cowboys moved on from Jason Garrett in favor of Mike McCarthy for the 2020 season. Dallas' meeting with the Washington Football Team for first place in the NFC East will happen without Garrett on the sideline. He's involved in that divisional race, too, now as the offensive coordinator for the New York Giants. And who knows, maybe the division will come down to a Week 17夜网论坛 meeting between the Cowboys and Giants, a revenge game for Garrett after Dallas beat New York 37-34 earlier in 2020. Here's a look at how Garrett wound up with the Giants after more than a decade as a coach in Dallas.Is Jason Garrett coaching this year?Yes, Jason Garrett is the New York Giants' offensive coordinator in 2020. It's the first coordinato[......]

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