Marcus Mariota’s versatility helped the Titans overcome an 18-point deficit to beat the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Wild Card Round on Saturday.
In the game, Mariota did what we’re used to seeing him (and many other quarterbacks) do. He threw the ball, and would scamper on the occasional run.
But he also caught a touchdown pass, and threw a block for Derrick Henry. That prompted NBC 4 in Nashville to give Mariota credit for all of his hard work in the chyron
He was also considered one of the frontrunners for the job with the San Francisco 49ers a year ago that eventually went to John Lynch.
Gutekunst may not have been the Packers’ first choice. A promotion from within isn’t surprising for Green Bay, but the team may have been interested in an outside hire before making the promotion.
They swung for the fences first by requesting to interview Seattle Seahawks GM John Schneider, but they were turned down.
Gutekunst may be the Packers settling, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad hire. Green Bay just tried to pull off a home run first.
Sacksonville will be in full force defensively, and the Jaguars also will be in business offensively. It’s Fournette and the league’s top rushing attack against the Bills’ No. 29 run defense, which became especially bad after trading tackle Marcell Dareus to the Jaguars during the season.
As for Randy Moss, Matt Hasselbeck, Charles Woodson, Steve Young and the rest of the Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown casts, they still need to prove they can replace Chris Berman, Tom Jackson, Keyshawn Johnson, Mike Ditka and the old gang. So far, they have not.
I think he’d be the best player to ever play up here, Jones, who also has extensive NFL and college coaching experience, told CFL.ca in Decenber. He can throw it and he can run it like nobody ever has been able to do.
One more story: On the field at Minute Maid Park after ALCS Game 6, in which ace Justin Verlander pitched seven shutout innings to stave off elimination, Altuve, never more boyishly excited, said during a live interview on Fox, “I literally love Justin Verlander.” His enthusiasm and word choice sparked a meme.
The next night, immediately after Houston beat the Yankees to win the pennant, the players gathered in the clubhouse in front of tubs packed with champagne. Altuve was the one to speak.