14 Sep 2019, 04:40 IST
With Week 2 underway, we check out the highest storylines across the league.
From response to the Carolina Panthers struggling one other loss on Thursday to New York Jets defensive coordinator Gregg Williams responding to Odell Beckham Jr.’s current feedback, we observe all that’s occurring on Friday on this version of NFL information and notes.
Three issues that matter
Cam Newton takes blame after Panthers begin season 0-2
After the Panthers fell to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20-14 on Thursday, quarterback Cam Newton shouldered a lot of the blame. He stated all fingers shall be pointed at him to attempt to work out learn how to flip round an 0-2 begin.
“We did not uphold our finish and we’re overdue. Particular groups had return, defensively we had been stout all recreation, however all fingers are pointing again to me particularly – and the offense,” Newton stated. “It is extraordinarily irritating figuring out that you just’re getting alternatives and also you simply cannot put the ball in the long run zone. That is what we have now to determine – what I’ve to determine.”
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) September 13, 2019
Newton threw for 324 yards however accomplished simply 24 of 51 passes and was sacked thrice because the Panthers failed to attain a landing. There was hypothesis with Newton’s well being as he had shoulder surgical procedure throughout the offseason and suffered a foot damage within the preseason. Coach Ron Rivera insisted, although, that Newton’s well being shouldn’t be a priority.
“There isn’t any subject together with his shoulder. He threw the deep ball at the moment, threw it a pair instances,” Rivera stated.
Williams responds to Beckham’s ‘low cost photographs’ remark
Jets defensive coordinator Williams responded to Beckham’s accusations that the coach advised his gamers to injure the vast receiver throughout a preseason recreation two years in the past. When pressed about Beckham’s current claims, Williams stated with a slight snort: “Odell who?” earlier than saying, “That was a joke … that was Jerry [Jones],” in reference to how the Dallas Cowboys proprietor responded to Ezekiel Elliott holdout questions within the preseason.
“We do not do this. By no means carried out that anyplace I have been. We do not do something to harm the staff,” Williams stated.
Jets DC Gregg Williams responds to Odell Beckham’s accusations that he advised his gamers to injure the star WR two years in the past.
“You guys are cooperating giving him consideration. Simply don’t give him consideration.”
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) September 13, 2019
Beckham stated on Thursday that Williams, who was a defensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns from 2017-18 earlier than serving as interim head coach in 2018, coaches his gamers to make “soiled hits and low cost photographs” focused at him. Beckham added Williams “modified my life ceaselessly” when he was hit throughout a preseason recreation in 2017 whereas taking part in for the New York Giants, which resulted in an ankle damage. He claims Browns gamers advised him that Williams would inform his gamers to take the receiver out.
For sure, Monday’s Week 2 recreation between the Jets and Browns shall be an fascinating one.
Giants receiver Sterling Shepard out in opposition to Payments
The Giants shall be with no key a part of their offense in opposition to the Buffalo Payments on Sunday. New York have dominated out vast receiver Sterling Shepard, who was positioned within the NFL’s concussion protocol this week on account of successful he suffered in Week 1’s loss to the Cowboys. The Giants had been hopeful that Shepard can be able to play and he continued engaged on the aspect in observe this week.
Coach Pat Shurmur stated on Thursday he was “doing OK”, however nonetheless wanted to go steps within the protocol earlier than being cleared.
The information actually shouldn’t be good for the Giants as their receivers have been hit laborious with accidents. Cody Latimer (questionable for Sunday’s recreation) and Darius Slayton (dominated out) are each hampered by hamstring accidents. As well as, Golden Tate has three video games remaining on his suspension for violating the NFL coverage on performance-enhancing substances, and Corey Coleman is on the injured reserve.
The Giants re-signed TJ Jones on Thursday to fill the void.
Two issues that do not matter
Invoice Belichick mum on Antonio Brown’s Week 2 standing
New England Patriots coach Invoice Belichick addressed Antonio Brown’s Week 2 standing, although he was not keen to expose an excessive amount of details about his recreation plan for Sunday in opposition to the Miami Dolphins.
“We’ll do what’s greatest for the staff,” he advised reporters on Friday.
Brown practised with the Patriots on Wednesday after signing a one-year cope with the staff at first of the week, however Belichick stated Brown nonetheless has “a protracted solution to go” and the receiver is “not conversant in our offense”.
Brown has been accused of sexually assaulting his former coach, Britney Taylor, in a lawsuit filed on Tuesday within the Southern District of Florida. The lawsuit alleges there have been three separate incidents, two of which occurred in June 2017. Taylor alleges within the swimsuit she was “forcibly raped” by Brown within the different incident, which came about in Might 2018.
Torrey Smith retires after eight NFL seasons
Torrey Smith is able to name it a profession. The previous receiver final performed for the Panthers, however he was reduce lower than two weeks in the past. He beforehand hung out with the Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles.
“Expensive soccer, I knew this present day would come, and to be fully trustworthy, I have been getting ready for it my total profession,” Smith stated throughout a video posted on Twitter. “You and I each knew the sport for me would not final ceaselessly. It is the NFL circle of life and I am ready for what’s subsequent.”
For these of you who’ve been questioning why issues have been quiet, it was my determination https://t.co/SBdnwVgPyZ
— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) September 13, 2019
Smith, 30, completed his profession with 319 catches for 5,141 yards and 41 touchdowns. He received Tremendous Bowl titles with the Ravens and Eagles.
One video you must see
Within the NFL, gamers develop into recognized for his or her landing celebrations, and it seems to be like some rookies had been practising their strikes.
Which rookie had the most effective TD dance? pic.twitter.com/57BxMKVOay
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) September 13, 2019
Friday’s tweet of the day
Houston Texans vast receiver DeAndre Hopkins had excessive reward for the Jacksonville Jaguars’ Jalen Ramsey. He stated Ramsey is his “favorite nook to play in opposition to”.
Hopkins vs. Ramsey
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 13, 2019