At the Super Bowl, Charlie Weis ran into Kirk Cousins. What he told him:
Charlie Weis just chatted with Kirk Cousins on radio row. I asked him what he told Kirk: “Don’t go to a team just because they offer you the most money”
On the one hand: Weis knows better than almost anyone how rough it can be to face huge expectations in football and fail. And he knows money brings expectations.
On the other hand: Weis got paid almost $25 million not to work, and he’s telling someone else to not focus so much on money.
You can decide how you feel about that.
(Note: In the headline of this post, I initially wrote that Weis was paid $19 million not to coach. That wasn’t fully accurate. He was actually paid closer to $25 million, once his buyout pay from Kansas is factored in. I regret the error.)
Rams DT Aaron Donald and RB Todd Gurley just became the first teammates since Ravens LB Ray Lewis and RB Jamal Lewis in 2003 to win Defensive and Offensive Player of the Year in the same season.
New Rams head coach Sean McVay decided to get Gurley involved in the passing game, which was a huge success. He caught 64 passes for 788 yards and six touchdowns, which were all career highs. His six receiving touchdowns led all running backs.
Gurley’s 2017 performance had a positive impact on the Rams’ offense. Los Angeles finished in the top 10 in passing and rushing and led the league with 29.9 points per game.
Gurley is only 23 years old and isn’t yet in his prime. He’s already considered one of the best players in the NFL after three seasons. Gurley could have more seasons like this. McVay is a pass-happy head coach who wants his running backs to make plays in the passing game. According to Pro Football Focus, Gurley was the top-ranked running back in the pass game this season and No. 1 overall.