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The Friday 5: September 20th

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11 Days

After 11 days with the New England Patriots, the Super Bowl champs have released Antonio Brown amid allegations of sexual assault and intimidation.

The statement from the Patriots: “The New England Patriots are releasing Antonio Brown. We appreciate the hard work of many people over the past 11 days, but we feel that it is best to move in a different direction at this time.”

Smart move.


End of the Eli Era

It’s the end of an era in New York, as the Giants have named rookie Daniel Jones the new QB1 over Eli Manning. It’s been a long time coming, but Manning has handled it with pure class. 

“I’m not dying and the season’s not over,” Manning said. “There’s a lot to be positive about, a lot to be grateful for. I just have to accept my new role and make the best of it.”

Now the big question is whether or not Manning has done enough to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Time will tell on that. 

For now, the Jones era begins on Sunday when the Giants head to Tampa to take on the Buccaneers.


Minshew Madness

The Jacksonville Jaguars saw their franchise QB Nick Foles go down with a broken collarbone in week one, which was a blow, but one that’s been made easier by the play of the QB with the flair – Gardner Minshew.

Last night, Minshew led the now 1-2 Jaguars to a 20-7 victory over the Tennessee Titans. Minshew went 20-of-30 for 204 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Just for fun, he also ran for 18 yards.

The young QB was helped by a Jags’ defense that sacked Marcus Mariota nine times (insert emoji). Ouch. Speaking of the Jags’ defense, let’s head to the next slide.


Jalen Ramsey

Things are definitely looking up in DUUUVAL, but they still have that Jalen Ramsey situation to deal with. 

The Jags’ star corner got into it with head coach Doug Marrone on the sidelines during their week two loss to the Houston Texans, because the corner was upset his coach didn’t challenge a PI call. 

It’s since been reported that Ramsey’s issues are not with his head coach, but instead with Jaguars’ executive Tom Coughlin. Either way, Ramsey says he wants to be traded.

Ramsey ripped the city of Jacksonville, the fans, pretty much everyone this week. Most likely, by next week’s Friday 5, Jalen Ramsey will be on a new team. Stay tuned.


Rough Start for QBs

We’re going into week three of the 2019 NFL season, and it’s already been a really tough one for quarterbacks. Aside from Foles and the Manning benching, there’s been more.

Over in Pittsburgh, Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger injured his elbow in week two and is out for the season. Enter stage right, quarterback Mason Rudolph, who will make his first career start on Sunday against the 49ers. 

New Orleans’ Saints quarterback Drew Brees will miss several weeks with a thumb injury. Head coach Sean Payton has yet to name a starter for this week’s matchup with the Seahawks, but a safe assumption would be Teddy Bridgewater.

Tracy Sandler

Tracy Sandler

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