Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes
With the road team winning all 4 of the NFL wild card games last weekend (and with all 4 of them being favored in Vegas), does that mean something is wrong with the NFL playoff seeding? Or was it just a fluke?
The NFL rewards division winners instead of overall record. They try to balance schedule toughness in a division, but obviously can't do it between different divisions. I would like to see them just go with overall record. That makes more like college and is probably one reason I like college more than NFL (that and Michigan, duh).
Just my opinion. Wanted to have some discussion on a slow board day. Didn't see this discussed in any of the NFL open game threads.
This is one article discussing the history. There are several others.
TB fired Lovie Smith Wed night after only two years. A month ago they were in the playoff hunt at 6-6, but then they lost four in a row, finishing as division cellar dwellers for the 5th year in a row, and he gone.
Still, 6 wins is better than 2, so seemingly things were getting better. Apparently not good enough for ownership, though - defense wasn't performing well enough. But who's going to take that job when they have such itchy trigger fingers?
Lions' DC Teryl Austin has been making the rounds, interviewing with the Dolphins and Browns. He's going to interview with the Eagles and Giants. So I suppose the Bucs will come calling next.
7th underclassmen to declare for Ohio State.
Ohio State are currently sending 19 players to the upcoming NFL draft (12 seniors; 7 underclassmen): Joey Bosa, Taylor Decker, Ezekiel Elliott, Jalin Marshall, Darron Lee, Tyvis Powell, Adolphus Washington, Eli Apple, Joshua Perry, Braxton Miller, Nick Vannett, Cardale Jones, Chase Farris, Jacoby Boren, Camren Williams, Jeff Greene, Tommy Schutt, Jack Willoughby, and Joel Hale. Obviously not all the seniors will be drafted.
#52 LB David Harris, New York Jets
• Quarterback Tom Brady and the New England Patriots sit at 9-0 this season following a nail-biting victory over the New York Giants. Brady threw for 334 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-26 win. With the victory, the Patriots became just the fifth team with 15 straight winning seasons. Alan Branch contributed a pair of tackles, marking the fifth time in the past six games with multiple tackles.
• Seattle Seahawks' defensive end Frank Clark recorded two tackles, matching a season high that he set on Sep. 27 vs. the Chicago Bears and Oct. 22 at the San Francisco 49ers. Through his rookie season, Clark had totaled eight tackles through eight contests.
• Philadelphia Eagles' linebacker Brandon Graham recorded two tackles, one of which was solo, and half of a sack in the Eagles' 20-19 loss against the Miami Dolphins. He ranks second on the team with 4.5 sacks, only behind Fletcher Cox, who has totaled 5.5 sacks.
• New York Jets' linebacker David Harris totaled nine tackles, three of which were solo tackles, in the Jets' 22-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Harris also recorded his first sack since week four at Miami.
• Oakland Raiders' free safety Charles Woodson recorded five solo tackles in the Raiders' 30-14 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. He recorded his fifth game this season with at least five tackles.
• Carolina Panthers' wide receiver Devin Funchess caught both his targets, totaling two receptions for 41 yards in a 27-10 victory over the Tennessee Titans. Funchess' play helped the Panthers advance to 9-0 on the season.
• Cincinnati Bengals' defensive back Leon Hall tallied two tackles and a pass defense against the Houston Texans, who knocked the Bengals from the ranks of the unbeaten, 10-6.
|FORMER WOLVERINE PLAYERS COACHING IN THE NFL|
|Kurt Anderson, Assistant Offensive Line||Buffalo Bills|
|Larry Foote, Inside Linebackers||Arizona Cardinals|
|Harold Goodwin, Offensive Coordinator||Arizona Cardinals|
|Jim Herrmann, Linebackers||New York Giants|
|Doug Mallory, Linebackers||Atlanta Falcons|
|Mike Mallory, Special Teams||Jacksonville Jaguars|
|Mike Trgovac, Defensive Line||Green Bay Packers|
|FORMER U-M ASSISTANTS COACHING IN THE NFL|
|Teryl Austin, Defensive Coordinator||Detroit Lions|
|Mike Bajakian, Quarterbacks||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|John McNulty, Quarterbacks||Tennessee Titans|
|Bill Sheridan, Linebackers||Detroit Lions|
|Bob Sutton, Defensive Coordinator||
Kansas City Chiefs
Source: MGoBlue.com, 11/19/2015
Houston Texans (3-5)
Cincinnati Bengals (8-0)!
8:30 PM Ann Arbor Time on ESPN
Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
Michigan players to watch for:
Cincinnati Bengals #29 Leon Hall CB