Raekwon McMillan, renewed linebacker group among the keys to the Patriots’ season

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Quick thoughts and notes about the New England Patriots and the NFL: 1. McMillan in the middle: When the Patriots lined up in their nickel defense the first day reporters were present for spring training, Raekwon McMillan was a top linebacker. It was a reminder of significant staff turnover. Dont’a Hightower, Jamie…

Raekwon McMillan, renewed linebacker group among the keys to the Patriots’ season – NFL Nation

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Quick thoughts and notes about the New England Patriots and the NFL: 1. McMillan in the middle: When the Patriots lined up in their nickel defense the first day reporters were present for spring training, Raekwon McMillan was a top linebacker. It was a reminder of significant staff turnover. Dont’a Hightower, Jamie…

Dallas Cowboys roll with rookie kicker? Mike McCarthy urges patience – NFL Nation

FRISCO, Texas – In 2007, Mike McCarthy was 44 years old and in his second year as Green Bay Packers head coach. He was still learning the subject and the emotions would sometimes flare up, especially with a novice kicker. McCarthy is now 58 and facing a pressured 2022 as he enters his third season…

Big money extension, holdout, trade? Where things stand between Seahawks, DK Metcalf

6:00 ET Brady HendersonESPN RENTON, Wash. If at the end of last season DK Metcalf was in doubt about whether he would get a contract extension from the Seattle Seahawks, you could not say from this answer: “It’s being done, in my opinion,” Metcalf said in January. “I just let the chips fall where they…

What has changed vs. remained the same for Bills’ offense under a new coordinator?

June 21, 2022 Alaina GetzenbergESPN BUFFALO, NY – The situation for the Buffalo Bills was serious. Down 24-3 to Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Bills came into the locker room at the break after nothing apparently went right in the attack. “I think what we went into was pretending it was something secret we…

‘Keep trying to dominate’: Dolphins’ front seven determined to remain among the NFL’s best – NFL Nation

6:00 ET Marcel Louis JacquesESPN MIAMI – It’s easy to look forward to training camp at this stage of the Miami Dolphins’ offseason program. Their attack is in the process of installing a new system and neither side of the ball has worn shoulder pads during organized team activities or mandatory minicamp. But that has…

Raiders’ view of the Tuck Rule, told by former OT Lincoln Kennedy – NFL Nation

HENDERSON, Nev. — With Sunday’s airing of ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary on the Tuck Rule Game, called “Tuck Rule,” here’s a behind-the-scenes look at what went down on that snowy New England night that not only launched the legend of Tom Brady and the New England Patriots’ dynasty, but hastened the decline of the…