The Browns have lost 32 of their past 34 games dating back into 2015, and just three of their final nine games this season are at home. Their Browns’ head coach, Hue Jackson, is 1-22 and, like his predecessors, has been unable to solve the franchise’s perennial quarterback problem.
The 49ers, who were routed by the Cowboys last Sunday after losing their previous five games by a combined total of 13 points, are hoping they found a quarterback in rookie third-round draft pick C.J. Beathard, who showed some positive signs in his first NFL start last week.
“Radio stations wouldn’t play her music. Her album, which was great, suffered,” the family member recalled. Billboard reported that “Damita Jo” was her worst-selling album over a 20-year span, despite receiving largely favorable reviews.
2. Chip Kelly, coach, 49ers (1): The man who was supposed to revolutionize football with the Eagles washed out after three disappointing seasons, only to be scooped up immediately by San Francisco. The stories that came out of Philadelphia about what a strange, inscrutable guy Kelly is only add to the intrigue.
There is a potential downside, however. Richardson was suspended twice while with the Jets, once under the NFL’s substance-abuse policy and once under its personal-conduct policy after an arrest following a car chase with police. Richardson conducted a very public feud in New York with former Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall. There already has been talk about a reportedly volatile locker room situation in Seattle. If that is true, adding Richardson to the mix could make things even more unstable.
Trades, trades, trades… Remember when the NFL was a no-trade leagueThat’s not the case any longer, as the Richardson and Brissett-Dorsett deals reconfirmed. Rather than waiting to see if a player will be released, teams actively pursue potential trades. It’s a new generation of young general managers who view trades as a viable means of roster construction. Is it a better way to build a teamWho knows. But it makes things more interesting.