Richard Sherman and San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York are on good terms now, but that wasn’t the case three weeks ago when the cornerback was still a member of the Seattle Seahawks. As York explained Wednesday at the NFL owners meetings, there were some social media formalities that needed to be sorted out after Sherman joined the 49ers. We had to unblock each other on Twitter, York said, according to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area.
York declined to reveal what led to the decision to block one another. There’s just a level of competition and that competitive spirit, he said. I’m happy to be fighting alongside him. But there was definitely a rivalry. At the end of the day, football is a business, but you have to figure out can you work with people who have different perspectives and different histories. And with Richard, he’s going to come in and be the consummate pro.
Donte Moncrief, another member of the vaunted 2014 draft class, will potentially earn $3 million more than Beckham in 2018 despite never catching more than 64 passes in a season and failing to make a significant impact over the past two seasons. Julio Jones and Antonio Brown are the most common comparisons to Beckham, both in terms of quality and financial worth. However, Beckham is four years younger than both Jones and Brown – who earn $14.25 million and $17 million a year, respectively – and therefore warrants a deal that reflects his potential as well his production compared to receivers of a similar age.
Mikhail said Cravens was suffering from post-concussion syndrome after sustaining the head injury as a rookie.
Cravens played in 11 games and recorded 34 tackles in 2016 as an inside linebacker before his expected move to safety.
Houston’s coaches deserve credit for easing Watson’s NFL transition by playing to his strengths with a foundation of run-pass option (RPOs), traditional option, play-action and rolling pockets. That said, offenses overly reliant upon misdirection typically come with an expiration date at the highest level of football.
That’s not to suggest the Texans will eliminate the portion of the playbook that enhances Watson’s playmaking ability and rare instincts, but they will attempt to reduce the risk of injury while throwing fresh looks at opposing defenses.