Urban Meyer taking the Jacksonville Jaguars job was always a head-scratcher when major programs like Texas and USC figured to have openings. So when USC fired coach Clay Helton this week, it was natural to speculate that Meyer — who’s been enormously successful at Utah, Florida, and Ohio State — would be a good fit in Los Angeles. But he just took the Jaguars job!
On our WISE Sports Radio NFL segment, Pat Ryan, Mike Gore, and I discuss whether Meyer really could bolt for the Trojans. Other topics include the Dallas Cowboys’ defensive line issues, the Buffalo Bills’ disappointing Week 1 loss to the Steelers, the Philadelphia Eagles’ surprising win, and Taylor Heinicke’s debut as quarterback for the Washington Football Team.
Many NFL teams will go into the 2021 season with new quarterbacks under center. It’s probably not a surprise that one of them is the Houston Texans, who are starting Tyrod Taylor because of the nearly two dozen lawsuits Deshaun Watson faces alleging sexual assault and misconduct.
For our WISE Sports Radio NFL segment, we also discuss the San Francisco 49ers not announcing their starter, though Jimmy Garoppolo seems pretty happy with the decision. Why was Denver Broncos linebacker Bradley Chubb arrested? And is Patrick Mahomes the easy choice for NFL Most Valuable Player or are there any other viable candidates?
The big news in the NFL this week was the New England Patriots cutting quarterback Cam Newton. That drew national headlines, but it’s also of local interest since Newton played nine seasons with the Carolina Panthers.
On our WISE Sports Radio football segment, we discuss whether or not Newton’s refusal to get vaccinated motivated his release and where he could possibly end up next. Also on the board, rumors of Deshaun Watson getting traded to the Miami Dolphins, and the playoff chances for the Las Vegas Raiders.
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NFL teams are roughly a week into training camp. The pads are out. Full contact! Yet as we discussed on our WISE Sports Radio football segment, a couple of teams have major questions about their quarterbacks.
Will the Houston Texans trade Deshaun Watson? If so, could he return to the Carolinas and play for the Panthers? How are the Indianapolis Colts going to handle Carson Wentz’s absence due to a foot injury? Will Nick Foles reunite with coach Frank Reich?
May you find someone who misses you the way Aaron Rodgers missed Randall Cobb. This week, the Green Bay Packers tried to make their quarterback happy by bringing back one of his favorite receivers and veteran leaders.
We discussed that and more on this week’s WISE Sports Radio NFL segment, including Lamar Jackson testing positive for COVID-19 (again), Sean Payton’s annoyance with Michael Thomas, Cole Beasley’s continued vaccine defiance, and Kelvin Benjamin’s bad break-up with the New York Giants.