While some purchased tickets to the College Football Playoff championship game, or received them as gifts in videos which went viral, former Alabama cornerback, Marlon Humphrey, finessed his way onto the Alabama sideline.
It won’t go in the box score, but we can probably go ahead and credit him with his first career rushing touchdown on this one. He earned it.
Rich Hansen likes to tell the story of when the Marauders won the state championship Minkah’s senior year. Hansen called the next morning to congratulate his star. Minkah couldn’t talk. He was in the middle of a workout.
But then I thought, I don’t hate Smith starting for one week Sunday in the Black Hole in Oakland. Webb has been practicing solely as the scout team quarterback this year, mimicking what the opposing quarterback will do against the Giants defense. Presumably, either this week or next, Webb will start practicing with the Giants’ first and second offense.
I’m sure Bill knows this is his last chance to be the Giants coach, the source said Friday. Bill sees an opening an opening to get to the Giants.
Since Belichick is still under contract, Kraft may demand draft picks in return for letting him go. The New York Daily News notes Giants co-owner John Mara has a close relationship with Kraft, so a deal that doesn’t include the Giants’ 2018 first-round pick – with which they’ll likely select a quarterback – should be feasible.
The Daily News’ source also believes Belichick and new Giants GM Dave Gettleman would be compatible from football/personality perspective.
Case Keenum stepped in for Bradford and has had an MVP-type season. Vikings receiver Adam Thielen is turning into a star with 91 catches for 1,276 yards and running back Latavius Murray started to come on over the last month of the regular season.
The Vikings don’t quite have the offensive weapons the Saints do in quarterback Drew Brees, receiver Michael Thomas and running backs Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram, but Minnesota does have the NFL’s best defense and that might be the difference on Sunday.