When rookie second-round pick DeShone Kizer takes the field for the Browns on Sunday against the Steelers, he will be the team’s 27th different starting quarterback since 1999, when the team returned to the NFL. And out of those previous 26 starters, only one has a winning record as the Browns’ quarterback: Brian Hoyer went 10-6 during his two years in Cleveland. Naturally, the team chose not to re-sign him after the 2014 season and instead anointed Johnny Manziel as the franchise’s future.
The Browns released Manziel after the 2015 season and he’s been out of football ever since.
Should Terrell Owens be in the NFL Hall of Fame? Of course. He will be the first to tell you he should be. Can he still play? Perhaps. In all seriousness, he would last a couple of plays before an Achilles tendon would give. 43 years old is ancient for a skill player in the league. Go quietly into that goodnight T.O.
The NFL denied the Dallas Cowboys’ request to wear a decal on their helmets during the season that would have paid tribute to the five police officers killed last month in an ambush.
The team had been wearing a decal with the words “Arm in Arm” since the first day of training camp this summer. Dallas police Chief David Brown and Mayor Mike Rawlings paid the team a visit on that day, according to Fox 4 News.
The NFL’s strict rules on uniforms forced the league to deny the Cowboys’ request to wear the decal for the upcoming season.
Dallas police said it appreciated the Cowboys’ support.
“Their concern for the families of our fallen officers, the Dallas Police Department, and the City of Dallas is what matters most, and we know that support will continue for the immediate and long term future,” the department said in a statement.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and tight end Jason Witten, who created the decal, said they were disappointed with the league’s decision but said they believed the stickers already served its purpose.
“The NFL had an opportunity to be leaders and advocates for change in law enforcement,” Sgt. Demetrick Pennie, president of the foundation, told the website. “”These are our friends and our loved ones … it hurts to not have the NFL fully support us.”
While I agree it appears there is a double standard coming from the NFL towards the Cowboys, this may just be a uniform issue. The league does have a strict dress code. Fines are issued every week for players violating the dress code. But…the league doesn’t have an issue with the pink and camo for other causes. It would be nice if they could let the boys in blue get some support with all the bull-fertilizer they have been through these past few years.
Dallas will kick-off its preseason schedule against the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday.