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Dom Cosentino Dom Cosentino Oct 25, 2019. 13 comments

The Skins Are Horrendous, But At Least They're Quick About It

The Skins Are Horrendous, But At Least They're Quick About It

Here is an item that might actually cheer Skins fans about their cheerless excuse for a football team:

Last week, the Skins and Niners played in the mud and combined for nearly twice as many rushes (65) as passes (33). Thursday night, the Vikings got the ball with 1:59 remaining in the third quarter and proceeded to run it 19 times against just six passes, churning out drives that lasted...

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Dom Cosentino Dom Cosentino Oct 25, 2019. 19 comments

Dear The Jets: What The Hell Are You Doing?

Dear The Jets: What The Hell Are You Doing?

In the Year of Our Lord 2019, an NFL franchise is doing all it can to force an injured player to postpone surgery for the sake of the team, to the point of withholding his pay. What, exactly, are the Jets trying to prove by insisting that left guard Kelechi Osemele wait until after the season to have the torn labrum in his right shoulder repaired, and by avoiding all questions about the...

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Dom Cosentino Dom Cosentino Oct 23, 2019. 18 comments

Adam Gase Is Out Of Excuses

Adam Gase Is Out Of Excuses

To list all the problems that plagued the Jets last night would be futile and time-consuming. That laugh-track loss to the Patriots, which snuffed out any cautious optimism that might have flowered from last week’s promising win over the Cowboys, speaks for itself. But going forward, the overarching concern has to be about head coach Adam Gase. He was brought to Florham Park because of his...

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Dom Cosentino Dom Cosentino Oct 18, 2019. 21 comments

Why NFL Officiating Is Such A Shitshow Right Now

Why NFL Officiating Is Such A Shitshow Right Now

Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but the NFL is having officiating problems. This year’s crop of rules controversies has a little bit of everything, from inscrutable procedures and points of emphasis that seem to change on a whim to inexperience within the ranks to the role of technology and the glare it inevitably shines on pretty much any mistake. And, hey, the regular season still has...

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Dom Cosentino Dom Cosentino Oct 12, 2019. 20 comments

As Expected, The NFL's Pass Interference Replay Rule Has Been A Huge Mess

As Expected, The NFL's Pass Interference Replay Rule Has Been A Huge Mess

What you see above looks like a textbook pass interference penalty. Patriots cornerback Jonathan Jones pretty clearly hooked the arm of Giants wideout Golden Tate before the ball arrived. No flag was thrown. Yet even after Giants head coach Pat Shurmur challenged the non-call—as the rules permit coaches to do this year—the call on the field stood. In fact, most of this season’s pass...

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Dom Cosentino Dom Cosentino Oct 10, 2019. 8 comments

We Might Soon Learn If The NFL Exchanged Cover-Up Strategies With Big Tobacco

We Might Soon Learn If The NFL Exchanged Cover-Up Strategies With Big Tobacco

A New York judge gave a group of insurance companies the go-ahead to seek evidence that the NFL sought to share cover-up strategies with tobacco companies as part of a ferocious, years-long legal battle over which side will pay for claims related to the league’s concussion settlement.

In a 14-page decision, Justice Andrea Masley of the New York State Supreme Court permitted the insurers to add...

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Dom Cosentino Dom Cosentino Oct 04, 2019. 19 comments

Why Melvin Gordon's Holdout Never Stood A Chance

Why Melvin Gordon's Holdout Never Stood A Chance

Not all NFL holdouts are created equal. This is especially true for running backs, who have seen their value decline in recent years, even as the salary cap has jumped prodigiously. This summer, a pair of backs began training camp by withholding their labor in attempt to leverage a strong second contract. One, Ezekiel Elliott of the Cowboys, inked the richest running back contract in history ...

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Dom Cosentino Dom Cosentino Oct 01, 2019. 9 comments

I Love Everything About This Deshaun Watson Exchange With A Reporter

I Love Everything About This Deshaun Watson Exchange With A Reporter

There’s a clip making the rounds that shows part of Deshaun Watson’s press conference following the Texans’ loss to the Panthers on Sunday, and it’s fantastic:

Watson wasn’t trying to own The Athletic’s Aaron Reiss for asking him about “the coverage they were playing,” as at least one corner of the Twitterverse has suggested. Such a reaction implies that the question was dumb, and that the...

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Dom Cosentino Dom Cosentino Sep 23, 2019. 17 comments

Hero At Scene Of Philadelphia Fire Drops Burn On Nelson Agholor

Hero At Scene Of Philadelphia Fire Drops Burn On Nelson Agholor

Three people were hospitalized and 10 people were displaced by an overnight fire at an apartment building in West Philadelphia. But the reason you’re reading about this particular local news report on this here sports website is because a man who came upon the scene and literally began catching children being thrown from the burning building described his heroics to CBS 3 Philly by getting in...

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Dom Cosentino Dom Cosentino Sep 21, 2019. 17 comments

Bill Belichick Did Not Want To Talk About Antonio Brown, Okay?

Bill Belichick Did Not Want To Talk About Antonio Brown, Okay?
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Friday press conferences for NFL head coaches tend to be fast affairs. A lot of the regular beat reporters typically take the day off, and most of the salient questions usually get asked earlier in the week. Bill Belichick’s presser today—the day after Sports Illustrated’s Robert Klemko published a report about...

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Dom Cosentino Dom Cosentino Sep 20, 2019. 14 comments

Why The Steelers Traded For Minkah Fitzpatrick

Why The Steelers Traded For Minkah Fitzpatrick

At first glance, the Steelers’ decision this week to trade for Dolphins defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick was a bit of a head-scratcher. Here was an 0-2 team whose franchise quarterback is now out for the season giving up a prime long-term asset—a 2020 first-round pick—in exchange for an immediate upgrade at a position of need. It’s the sort of move a contender makes to catapult itself...

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Dom Cosentino Dom Cosentino Sep 19, 2019. 18 comments

Show Us Your Best Sam Darnold Memes, Using This Generator

Show Us Your Best Sam Darnold Memes, Using This Generator

Our old pal Tim Burke went and made a generator for that wonderfully incongruent graphic of Jets quarterback Sam Darnold that aired this week during ESPN’s Monday Night Football. Try it for yourself!

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Dom Cosentino Dom Cosentino Sep 14, 2019. 23 comments

What's Wrong With Cam Newton?

What's Wrong With Cam Newton?

It’s time to start worrying about Cam Newton. If that wasn’t clear before the Panthers’ 20-14 home loss last night to the Buccaneers, it’s obvious now. The only question is whether Newton is injured or washed.

All told, Newton completed just 48 percent of his passes last night, finishing the game with a 69.1 passer rating. He has yet to throw for a touchdown in two games, and he’s already...

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Dom Cosentino Dom Cosentino Sep 12, 2019. 14 comments

The Cowboys Look Fun As Hell

The Cowboys Look Fun As Hell
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Right, right, right: It came against a crummy opponent whose ineptitude no doubt made things far easier than they had to be, and it was only Week 1. But in terms of personnel, play design, and execution, the Cowboys on Sunday showed they’re capable of being as forward-thinking and efficient as any offense in the...

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Dom Cosentino Dom Cosentino Sep 09, 2019. 24 comments

Why Good Organizations Know How To Handle Players Like Antonio Brown

Why Good Organizations Know How To Handle Players Like Antonio Brown

Jimmy Farris spent six seasons in the NFL as a receiver with the 49ers, the Patriots, the Falcons, Washington, and the Jaguars. He won a ring in Super Bowl 36, when he signed with New England just before the playoffs. As an undrafted rookie in 2001, Farris had an up-close look at the dynamic between a supremely gifted wide receiver, Terrell Owens, and a coaching staff headed by Steve Mariucci...

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Dom Cosentino Dom Cosentino Sep 06, 2019. 18 comments

The Raiders Have No Idea What To Do With Antonio Brown

The Raiders Have No Idea What To Do With Antonio Brown

Here’s Raiders GM Mike Mayock addressing the latest developments in the never-ending Antonio Brown opera buffa:

Translation: It’s three days after Labor Day, and we’re already running out of patience with this asshole.

This was no doubt the best Mayock could muster after it got out that he planned to suspend Brown after the two of them went at it at some point on Wednesday over Brown’s...

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Dom Cosentino Dom Cosentino Aug 30, 2019. 17 comments

Gory Days: Tell Us Your Most Embarrassing Sports Moment

Gory Days: Tell Us Your Most Embarrassing Sports Moment

Good day, readers. It’s the Friday before Labor Day, and if you haven’t yet completely checked out from work for the long weekend, you have my permission to do so as soon as you finish reading this blog. I’ve already cleared it with your boss, so no worries. Also, this blog needs your help.

You already know you’re bad at sports . So Deadspin wants to know your most embarrassing or humiliating...

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Dom Cosentino Dom Cosentino Aug 30, 2019. 10 comments

What's Going On With Jadeveon Clowney?

What's Going On With Jadeveon Clowney?

Jadeveon Clowney is still not under contract, owing to his refusal to sign the franchise tender offered by the Texans, who were unable to sign him to a long-term contract by the tag’s July 15 deadline. But it’s nonetheless been a busy few days for Clowney, who:

learned the Texans are indeed interested in trading him;fired his agent;personally met with the Dolphins to discuss a possible trade...

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Dom Cosentino Dom Cosentino Aug 26, 2019. 11 comments

I Hereby Declare The Lions The Most Miserable NFL Franchise

I Hereby Declare The Lions The Most Miserable NFL Franchise

Which franchise is the NFL’s poop standard (obviously, the inverse of the gold standard)? Part of what’s fascinating about football’s ongoing analytics revolution is the unknown—that there are possibilities we haven’t even considered for what we may someday be able to do with the application of higher statistics. That said, there are still some basic stats—trivia, you might even call it—that...

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Dom Cosentino Dom Cosentino Aug 17, 2019. 16 comments

Making Pass Interference Reviewable Isn't Going To Make It Any Clearer

Making Pass Interference Reviewable Isn't Going To Make It Any Clearer
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The play above was flagged. If you didn’t watch—and, dear reader, I sincerely hope you had something better to do last night than watch a Bengals-Skins preseason game into the fourth quarter—can you guess what the call was? Can you guess which player was flagged? More to the point, can you guess what the ultimate...

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