Washington's John Ross unofficially breaks 40-yard dash record at NFL Combine

Published: Saturday, March 04, 2017 @ 1:13 PM
Updated: Saturday, March 04, 2017 @ 1:13 PM


            INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 03: Washington wide receiver John Ross answers questions to members of the press during the NFL Scouting Combine on March 3, 2017 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 03: Washington wide receiver John Ross answers questions to members of the press during the NFL Scouting Combine on March 3, 2017 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)(Getty Images)

Washington Huskies wide receiver John Ross said he would bring his blazing speed to the NFL Scouting Combine, and he didn't disappoint.

Ross ran an unofficial 4.22 40-yard dash on Saturday, which, if confirmed, would set a new record. Running back Chris Johnson, now with the Arizona Cardinals, ran a 4.24 in 2008, according to the NFL.

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Ross did come up limping after his impressive performance.

He emerged as one of the PAC-12's most dangerous wide receivers in 2016, according to the NFL. He had over a 1,000 receiving yards and scored 17 receiving touchdowns last season for the Huskies.

Denver Broncos coach Vance Joseph to Paxton Lynch: ‘Just play’

Published: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 @ 10:48 PM

Denver Broncos coach Vance Joseph wants quarterback Paxton Lynch to play the game that he knows how to play.

The Broncos are going with Lynch as their starter after he lost the quarterback competition in training camp to Trevor Siemian. Since then they have benched Siemian, and the brought back Brock Osweiler who started the last two games.

Joseph knows that Lynch will be trying his hardest to secure the starting quarterback role, but he had some sage advice for the young man.

“If it breaks down, he can run with the football. I told him, I said, ‘Just play,'” Joseph said, via The Denver Post’s Nicki Jhabvala. “‘Don’t try to be a pocket passer. We call a play and it’s not there, take off and run.'”

Lynch was the Broncos’ first-round draft pick in 2016, only a few months after their Super Bowl championship, and the retirement of Peyton Manning.

He started two games that year when Siemian was injured. He completed 59 percent of his passes on the season for 497 yards, 2 touchdowns and an interception. However, on 11 carries he only rushed for 25 yards.

Lynch was better on the ground during the 2017 preseason rushing for 53 yards, but in four games he went 16-24 for 90 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions. Joseph said during the summer that he went with Siemian because he was more consistent with ball placement and decision making.

This is probably Lynch’s last chance with the Broncos. He has been beaten out twice by a quarterback who has been benched. He had better make sure that if nothing else his physical tools shine against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

Chargers coach Anthony Lynn eternally grateful for Cowboys’ help during tough time

Published: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 @ 10:23 PM

Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn was the Dallas Cowboys’ running backs coach from 2005-2006, and went through one of the toughest periods of his life during that time.

During training camp in 2005, he was walking across the street after getting dinner and a drunk driver nearly killed him. The injuries that he suffered required four surgeries, and Lynn is eternally grateful for how helpful the Cowboys’ organization was during that process.

“I don’t think my wife cooked a meal for three weeks.” Lynn said, via the Dallas Morning News’ Jon Machota. “I had a driver to take me back and forth to work. When I got to work everybody made accommodations for me there, so that I could get back quicker doing what I love to do.

“It just made that process a lot easier for me,”

Lynn will be going up against the Cowboys as a head coach for the first time in his career on Sunday. He was hired by the Chargers during the offseason.

Of course this game is extremely important to the Cowboys. They are 5-5 on the season and with left tackle Tyron Smith expected to play, they surely are expecting to pull out a win against the 4-6 Chargers.

However, for those who were with the Cowboys during Lynn’s time as an assistant, it will absolutely be a nice moment for them all see each other after his most recent professional success.

Chiefs CB Darrelle Revis is kind playing for free in 2017

Published: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 @ 9:23 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs are hoping Darrelle Revis can help improve their pass defense which has struggled this season.

Safety Eric Berry went down for the season with a ruptured achilles tendon in Week 1. Since then their pass defense, which ranked 18th was average as a unit in 2016, has fallen to 28th this season. Revis was at one time the best cornerback in the league, and the Chiefs are hoping that his play slightly resembles that player.

Being that Chiefs signed Revis in Week 12, if nothing else they signed him for a team friendly price.

Revis last played for the New York Jets in 2016, and they are paying him $6 million in guaranteed money. However, the Jets are eligible to get matched for that dollar-for-dollar with Revis now on a team, according to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio.

Revis signed a two-year deal with Chiefs, and will only be paid veteran’s minimum this season. That means, he won’t receive a salary from the Chiefs unless he is still on the roster through next season, outside of possibly a playoff bonus, per Florio.

If Revis plays for the Chiefs in 2018 he will be paid $10 million, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

He could’ve sat out this season and been handsomely compensated, but he clearly still wants to continue his NFL career.

Patriots QB Tom Brady misses Wednesday practice with achilles injury

Published: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 @ 8:18 PM

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady did not practice on Wednesday.

Brady is dealing with an achilles injury, however it is reportedly not serious. He is expected to play Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, and should be practicing by Friday at the latest, according to The Boston Globe’s Jim McBride.

Others who did not practice for the Patriots on Wednesday are wide receiver Chris Hogan (ankle), tight end Rob Gronkowski (illness), offensive linemen Marcus Cannon (ankle) and David Andrews (illness), and safety Patrick Chung (ankle).

Brady has not missed a game due to injury since tearing an ACL and MCL the first game of the 2008 season. At 40-years-old, he appears to be the best active quarterback in the NFL. After a rough start to the season Week 1 against the Kansas City Chiefs, Brady has a great chance at winning his third MVP award.

He has completed 69 percent of his passes for 3,147 yards, 22 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Also, with a combined 74 points in their last two games, the Patriots appear to have gotten their offense back on track after not scoring more than 24 points for four consecutive games.

With playoffs just over a month away, the Patriots should not be hesitant to hold Brady out of practice for any reason the rest of the season.