On paper Todd Gurley had a good Week 1, taking 14 carries for 97 yards—but many of these carries came late in the game, as Malcolm Brown got crucial red-zone touches throughout the day. Could this be the Rams' new normal?
For once, the increased attention on the Cleveland Browns comes with actual expectations for the team. It also brings new challenges for a veteran group of reporters that hasn’t covered anything quite like Baker, Beckham and this iteration of the Browns.
The Falcons boast arguably the top receiving unit in the league, Panthers’ Christian McCaffrey could hit the 1,000-rushing/1,000-receiving mark this year and the Saints have a top-five secondary. Do Bruce Arians‘s Buccaneers have any chance competing?
Cowboys have depth at WR and OL, but TE and S might pose issues, the Giants’ QB job is Eli Manning’s until he loses it, Eagles’ Carson Wentz is setting up for a big bounceback season and Washington may low-key have the most offseason drama of any team.
Eric Reid and other Colin Kaepernick allies have had strong words for Jay-Z. But lost in it all is Reid’s willingness to be patient, because he knows the rapper’s history in the social justice arena, and because he recognizes this might create one last chance for a Kaepernick return to football.