Lamar Jackson Could Revolutionize the Ravens Offense, If Only They’d Let Him

Lamar Jackson Could Revolutionize the Ravens Offense, If Only They’d Let Him

Nick Wass/Associated Press It's time to begin the next phase of Lamar Jackson's evolution. That doesn't mean the Ravens should immediately name Jackson their starter. Not yet. The Joe Flacco-led offense is performing reasonably well, especially by Ravens standards, and Jackson demonstrated throughout the offseason that he needs extra time to work on his fundamentals. Plus, one…
Lewd, Vulgar UFC Knockout Artist Derrick Lewis Couldn’t Care Less What You Think

Lewd, Vulgar UFC Knockout Artist Derrick Lewis Couldn’t Care Less What You Think

Derrick Lewis deservedly thumping his chest at UFC 229.B/R How can I explain why I recently spent a rainy Saturday in Houston with UFC heavyweight Derrick Lewis, his coach, Bob Perez, his mountainous strength coach, Jimmy Gerland, and a Michael Myers Halloween costume?  We'll come back to that later. Promise. The point is, if I…
Derrick Rose Erupts for Career-High 50 Points vs. Jazz

Derrick Rose Erupts for Career-High 50 Points vs. Jazz

Jim Mone/Associated Press Welcome back to the spotlight, Derrick Rose. The 2010-11 MVP turned back the clock Wednesday with a career-high 50 points, six assists and four rebounds in a 128-125 victory over the Utah Jazz at Target Center. He carried the Minnesota Timberwolves offense on a night former Chicago Bulls teammate Jimmy Butler didn't…
Superstar Catcher J.T. Realmuto Can Be MLB’s Biggest Offseason Steal

Superstar Catcher J.T. Realmuto Can Be MLB’s Biggest Offseason Steal

Rich Schultz/Getty Images Let the bidding for Major League Baseball's best catcher begin. According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, the Miami Marlins' plan as of early October was to try to extend All-Star backstop J.T. Realmuto, who's slated for free agency after 2020. But that would have only worked if there was mutual interest in…
NFC East Is NFL’s Most Fascinating Division Race After Trade Deadline

NFC East Is NFL’s Most Fascinating Division Race After Trade Deadline

Michael Ainsworth/Associated Press The Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins entered into a midseason arms race at the NFL trade deadline, which makes their upcoming competition for an NFC East title all the more enthralling.  The division was already becoming one of the NFL's most competitive races in recent weeks. Three of the four organizations—not including…
DeMar DeRozan Was ‘Extremely Hurt’ After Being Traded to Spurs by Raptors

DeMar DeRozan Was ‘Extremely Hurt’ After Being Traded to Spurs by Raptors

Darren Abate/Associated Press DeMar DeRozan revealed Wednesday that he initially struggled to come to grips with his offseason trade from the Toronto Raptors to the San Antonio Spurs. In an interview with ESPN.com's Michael C. Wright, DeRozan discussed how he felt after catching wind of the deal: "I definitely was extremely hurt. I'd be lying…
Jimmy Butler Denies Report He’s Sitting out to Try to Force Trade

Jimmy Butler Denies Report He’s Sitting out to Try to Force Trade

Jim Mone/Associated Press Jimmy Butler has denied a report that he will sit out to try to force a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves. Butler told Rachel Nichols of ESPN he will not play Wednesday against the Utah Jazz because his "body is hurting." Butler "strongly pushed back" on the idea that he was sitting…
Matt Patricia Rips Reporter’s Posture: ‘Have a Little Respect for the Process’

Matt Patricia Rips Reporter’s Posture: ‘Have a Little Respect for the Process’

Rey Del Rio/Associated Press Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia is apparently really into lower-back health. Patricia had a terse exchange at Wednesday's news conference over a reporter's supposedly bad posture. Here is a transcript of the exchange, per the Detroit Free Press: Reporter: "Why do you think this move makes your franchise better?" Patricia: "Ah, well, you…
Aaron Rodgers on If He or Tom Brady Is the GOAT: ‘He’s Got 5 Championships’

Aaron Rodgers on If He or Tom Brady Is the GOAT: ‘He’s Got 5...

Denis Poroy/Associated Press Is Aaron Rodgers the greatest quarterback of all time?  According to Rodgers, that honor belongs to Tom Brady.  "He's got five championships," Rodgers told reporters Wednesday. "I think that ends most discussions." The Packers travel to New England on Sunday to play Brady and the Patriots in what could be the final career meeting between…
Baker Mayfield on Leading Browns After Hue Jackson’s Firing: ‘Bring It On’

Baker Mayfield on Leading Browns After Hue Jackson’s Firing: ‘Bring It On’

Don Wright/Associated Press Baker Mayfield does not seem like he's going to miss Hue Jackson. "Bring it on," Mayfield told reporters of assuming an increased leadership role following Jackson's dismissal. "With all the distractions, we will see what kind of men we have in this room—not what kind of team that we have but what…

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