Danny Amendola: Gase is one of the guys, Belichick is like a principal

Danny Amendola left the Patriots for the Dolphins in free agency this offseason, and he’s already feeling the difference in coaching styles.

Amendola said on the Comeback Szn podcast that playing for Dolphins coach Adam Gase is like playing for a friend, while playing for Patriots coach Bill Belichick is like playing for the boss.

Coming into Super Bowl LI, Jarrett had just four sacks in two seasons. The former fifth-round pick (one of the biggest steals of the 2015 draft, which we’ll revisit in a bit) never had a problem stopping the run at Clemson, but his pass-rushing skills needed work at the next level. Head coach Dan Quinn would start Jarrett but normally take him out during obvious passing downs—something which Jarrett understandably hated.

But some injuries on the interior of the Falcons’ line forced the coaches to use Jarrett on third downs more frequently. Now here he was in the biggest game of his life, tying the record jointly held by Reggie White, Darnell Dockett and Kony Ealy. That life-changing game has been a springboard for Jarrett, who started every game last season for the Falcons—he totaled a career-high four sacks and was the best in the league in getting behind the line of scrimmage.

The NFL and NFLPA, through recent discussions, have been working on a resolution to the anthem issue. In order to allow this constructive dialogue to continue, we have come to a standstill agreement on the NFLPA’s grievance and on the NFL’s anthem policy. No new rules relating to the anthem will be issued or enforced for the next several weeks while these confidential discussions are ongoing.

The NFL and NFLPA reflect the great values of America, which are repeatedly demonstrated by the many players doing extraordinary work in communities across our country to promote equality, fairness and justice.

Our shared focus will remain on finding a solution to the anthem issue through mutual, good faith commitments, outside of litigation.

The players’ union filed a grievance against the league over its anthem policy. In response to criticism of players kneeling on the field, the NFL changed its policy this offseason, requiring players either to stand for the national anthem or to stay in the locker room during the anthem.

A lot of people think broadcast television isn’t as valuable as it used to be, but the people who run WWE, namely Vince McMahon, Stephanie McMahon and Triple H, clearly don’t buy into that narrative.

Looking at Le’Veon Bell’s options moving forward

For the second straight year, the Steelers and running back Le’Veon Bell failed to strike a long-term deal before the mid-July deadline for doing so. Last year, Bell’s next move was no surprise: He stayed away as long as possible while still cashing 17 checks that totaled $12.1 million. This year, what will he do?

The easy answer is that he’ll do the same thing, skipping training camp and the preseason at no financial consequence, waiting until Labor Day to report, and making $14.5 million in 2018, a 20-percent raise over last year’s total. Then, if the Steelers don’t apply the franchise tag again (at roughly $25 million, they surely won’t), Bell hits the open market in March.

Todd Steussie: We would wind up throwing a couple hundred bucks down—I think the pot ended up getting to a couple thousand dollars—to see who would win in a race, winner takes all, between Randy Moss and Robert Smith. Robert Smith was generally considered the fastest guy on our team until Randy showed up, so all year we wanted those guys to race.

Robert Smith: Oh yeah. (Laughs). I did actually hear about some of that. It’s kind of funny. I don’t really know why, as competitive as both of us are, I don’t know why we never got around to it.

Riley clarified Monday that his chats with NFL staffers came while they were in Norman scouting his players, including Baker Mayfield, Orlando Brown and Mark Andrews.

The coach would not get into specific conversations with NFL teams or level of interest about his offense. He said some lasted only a few minutes, while others delved into scheme intricacies and best team management practices, according to Epstein.

All these chances to talk are very helpful for us, Riley said. It’s been nice to have a few more resources [we can] bounce ideas off.

We’re appreciative to have the chance to visit with those people.

These are exciting times in Los Angeles. The Chargers will enjoy the healthy return of last year’s first- and second-round picks: WR Mike Williams and guard Forrest Lamp. This year’s first-round pick, Derwin James, fills a big need at safety for a defense. Adding Mike Pouncey in free agency to replace Spencer Pulley at center was the cherry on top.

The Biggest Snubs From SI’s 2018 College Football Top 100

As we kick off our 2018 ranking of the top 100 players in college football, here are nine more who didn’t make the cut but could still be lined up for big seasons.

This week marks the release of SI’s annual ranking of the top 100 players in college football. As that countdown kicks off, we’ll issue an apology—to these nine snubs and the dozens of other players on the teams you love who you’re just absolutely positive are going to break out this season.

Cephus has some of the most impressive big-play potential in all of college football. As a redshirt freshman last year, he caught 25 passes for 622 yards, averaging 24.9 yards per catch. And of those 25 receptions, six were for more than 50 yards. Only two players, James Washington and Marquise Brown, had more catches for 50+ yards last year, and they had 49 and 32 more catches, respectively, than did Cephus.

We’re in a great situation, because we have a very good line, and we have very good running backs, which will allow us to run the ball, Hackett said. Now it’s going to allow us to be a lot more aggressive, because you can trust that Blake is going to make the right decision more consistently.

Now, Bortles did have his bumps last year, to be sure. Even after the aforementioned three-game stretch, there were a couple clunkers to finish the regular season. But he got past those to play well in the postseason, and we’ll see whether that was turning a corner. Hackett seems to believe it could be.

The league’s most-admired offensive trend-setters are set up to face each other for years as NFC West counterparts. Both came up under Jon Gruden in Tampa, honed their styles and strategy with the Redskins, and went west last year to inject new life into storied franchises. McVay’s Rams and Shanahan’s 49ers will be compelling theater in 2018, and likely for a long time

New York’s next 15 years look a whole lot like the way they would have if they just picked Tony Scott.

Perhaps if Huard shocked the world with an incredible run in 2001, the Patriots would’ve traded Bledsoe to — oh I don’t know — the Bills, maybe? But nope, New England sticks with the veteran passer it gave a 10-year, $103 million extension to prior to the 2001 season.

And that’s fine. He’s no GOAT, but Bledsoe is a Pro Bowler in his return, but not quite enough to get the Patriots over the hump and into the playoffs.

The Steelers placed Shazier on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list, which means he won’t count against the team’s 90-man limit for the offseason roster.

He made a surprise appearance at the NFL Draft, when he walked for the first time in public since his injury. His fiancee, Michelle, walked with Shazier to help him to the podium. There, Shazier announced the Steelers’ first-round pick, safety Terrell Edmunds out of Virginia Tech:

A dramatic week got even more so the next day, when a tornado hit his parents’ home, but everyone is OK.

It’s easy to find mistakes and things that could be done differently in low-scoring games. But for the Titans, it was the officials’ brain fart that proved costly in a 2009 playoff loss to the Ravens.

With the score tied 10-10 in the fourth quarter and Baltimore facing a third down in their own territory, Joe Flacco found Todd Heap for a crucial 23-yard gain. It set up a 43-yard field goal for Matt Stover that sent the Ravens on to the AFC Championship.

But that Flacco pass should’ve never happened. The play clock was clearly at zero and the officials inexplicably didn’t call a delay of game. Tennessee made other mistakes, but Music City Miracles wrote about the penalty that wasn’t:

It wasn’t THE reason the Titans lost the game, but it was certainly a contributing factor. Of course the fumbles deep in Ravens’ territory by LenDale White and Alge Crumpler didn’t help things.

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