It's a beautiful time for a league that desperately needs great young quarterbacks T here are two ways to view the dawn of the Carson Wentz era. You can say that it's been only two weeks and that the hype is overblown, and to prop up your argument you can note that the quarterbacks who reached similar rarefied air this early eventually flopped.
With Tom Brady suspended and Jimmy Garoppolo hurt, Bill Belichick will likely start a third-string rookie quarterback on Thursday night. That might sound scary, but with a legendary tinkerer in charge, it's going to be a treat. Maybe you think that Thursday night's contest against the Texans won't be ideal for Patriots fans or enjoyable for Bill Belichick.
The Vikings' breakout star receiver is also trying to be a trendsetter Stefon Diggs is now a bona fide star. Through two games, the Minnesota Vikings' second-year receiver has an NFL-best 285 yards, 182 of which he racked up in a crucial Sunday Night Football win over Green Bay.
Freak receivers and elite passers are sparking higher scores and closer finishes than ever - and it makes for unbelievable viewing In 2014, a league executive sat down with me to talk about the NFL's undeniable appeal as a television product. The sport certainly has its problems, but seemingly no matter what, the audience keeps climbing.
The league's problems keeping passers safe go far beyond its flawed concussion protocol T he NFL quarterback has long been the most important position in sports, and that significance has only grown as passing yardage has risen nearly 20 percent since 2005.
Good teams are staying good with increasing regularity, so choose your winners wisely The NFL preaches parity above all else, but there's growing evidence that the league no longer has much. All offseason, the coaches and GMs I spoke to offered a shared refrain: The league that spent the last two decades enjoying storybook worst-to-first improvements has grown predictable.
And you're seeing the effects on the field. The players are younger than ever, the football is worse than ever, and the causes aren't going away. If you're worried about the level of play in the NFL, you have an unlikely ally: coaches and executives.
Kirk Cousins and the art of shockingly enthusiastic celebrations at practice Like most of his NFL peers, Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins celebrates wildly when something good happens. He runs down the field to jump on receivers who catch passes for big gains, hollers about how nice certain drives are, and implores his teammates to get pumped after key plays.
Jacksonville, FL - Traffic homicide investigators with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office are starting off their week trying to find the vehicles and drivers involved in two separate fatal hit and runs over the weekend. The latest happened around 8:45 Sunday morning when 29-year-old Ricky Donald Dailey was killed when a vehicle struck him while he was walking on the Matthews Bridge.
A look at football's culture of distractions, and why social activism is exceedingly rare in the modern NFL By now, you've probably seen more opinions on Colin Kaepernick than you ever thought you needed. Free-agent quarterback T.J. Yates has subtweeted him and retweeted a meme about him.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".