Chiefs assistant Thomas retires after 5 decades in NFL
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Emmitt Thomas announced his retirement Tuesday as the defensive backs coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, ending an NFL career that began as a Hall of Fame player and wound up spanning five decades.
Rivalry reborn: Mahomes, Mayfield meet for first time in NFL
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Back when their chances of playing quarterback in the NFL were still in the dream stages, Patrick Mahomes and Baker Mayfield sat in an apartment near Texas Tech's campus and played video games.
It was 2013.
Three years later, they appeared to do the same thing on the field.
"It was a basketball score," Mayfield recalled.
"That game was crazy," Mahomes said, remembering the October night in 2016 when he and Mayfield re-wrote the NCAA record book.
Mayfield ready to lead Browns through midseason turbulence
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield's baptism with the Browns is complete.
Some coaching chaos made it official.
Cleveland's rookie quarterback admitted Wednesday he was stunned by the firings of coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley, who were dismissed within an hour of each other on Monday. Owner Jimmy Haslam cited "internal discord" as the primary reason behind the team's latest reboot.
Browns fire coach Jackson, owner cites ‘internal discord’
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns owner Jimmy Haslam finally tried the patient approach with his head coach.
That didn't work either.
Haslam made his fourth coaching change since 2012 by firing Hue Jackson, who won just three of 40 games over two-plus seasons and then lost his job because of a feud with offensive coordinator Todd Haley that went public and threatened to turn a promising season into another one of those Cleveland catastrophes.
Browns’ Jackson not pointing fingers, will “help” offense
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Hue Jackson only wants to help. Honestly.
A day after Cleveland's embattled coach strongly suggested he might take control of his team's sputtering offense following an overtime loss at Tampa Bay, Jackson said he was merely offering assistance to coordinator Todd Haley and that he has no intention of calling plays.
Jackson said he spoke with Haley and that he plans to "infuse" himself into Cleveland's offense.
“Old dude” Fichtner ready to guide Steelers offense
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ask the men he coaches what makes Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner tick, and you get a variation of the same response.
He's a dude. A good dude. But just a dude.
"There's nothing special or outrageous or eccentric," guard David DeCastro said.
And that might be exactly what the Steelers need after six highly productive if occasionally volatile seasons with Todd Haley calling the plays.
After abrupt Kansas City exit, Haley at ease with Steelers
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Todd Haley will pull out the video during the occasional meeting with the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers as a gag yeah, but also to prove a point.
Karen Guregian assesses the NFL field on the eve of Week 1:
1. Seahawks (10-6): Defense won last year, and Pete Carroll sports the best unit in the league. Anyone think he’s jacked and pumped about that?
2. Patriots (12-4): If people are worried about a slow start in Tom Brady’s absence, don’t be. That’s been the pattern in three of the four Super Bowl-winning seasons.
- Norfolk Daily NewsBrowns reportedly set to name Freddie Kitchens new head coach; Gregg Williams dismissedJanuary 10, 2019
- Tribune-ReviewBrowns' Jackson: 'There's nothing to' rumored rift with OC Todd HaleyNovember 12, 2018
- Tribune-ReviewBrowns' coach Hue Jackson may take over play calling from Todd HaleyNovember 9, 2018
- The Detroit NewsWednesday's NFL: Mayfield copes with Browns' chaosNovember 1, 2018
- Tribune-ReviewKevin Gorman: It's a 'Hard Knocks' life for Steelers with Le'Veon Bell a no-showOctober 2, 2018