DeMarco Murray has been ridiculed for his lack of rushing production through two games with his new team, but at least he broke out a sweet move against Dallas on Sunday.
Though his stats were pathetic — just two yards on 13 carries — Murray did have 53 receiving yards on five catches. On one play, he hurdled Brandon Carr after making a catch:
GIF: Great hurdling form from DeMarco Murray here pic.twitter.com/OfKJtG0uvt
— The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) September 20, 2015
He played Carr for a fool on that one!
As if the hurdle wasn’t enough, he picked up a first down and got Dan Bailey to commit a personal foul penalty on top of it! Too bad the rest of the offense stunk it up.
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Want to know how serious things are between Russell Wilson and Ciara? Just ask the Seattle Seahawks’ official team DJ, who has had to tweak his playlist a bit because of the relationship.
DV One, the Seahawks’ resident DJ, recently told Billboard Magazine that he refrains from playing certain songs because the doesn’t want to make things awkward for Wilson. For example, DV One won’t play any tracks by rapper Future, who used to date Ciara and has a son with her.
“This year I’ve been getting a lot of requests for Future,” he explained. “But the dynamic is weird, too, because I can barely play Future with Ciara running around and that’s her baby’s dad.”
DV One said he also feels uncomfortable playing Ciara’s music around Seattle’s facility.
“I also feel weird playing Ciara, because I was playing Ciara before she started dating Russell,” he said. “I’d play ‘Goodies’ and stuff like that for the crowd because it’s mainstream. Now that she’s dating Russell, I don’t want people to be like, ‘He’s just playing that because she’s dating Russell.’”
Have these two come a long way or what? Wilson played coy about his relationship with Ciara at first, but he has since revealed details about the couple’s sex life — or lack thereof — and been seen in public with her quite frequently.
I’m sure DV One doesn’t mind catering to the quarterback’s needs.
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There are few apps out there that provide more fun that the selfie-dubbing music video app “Dubsmash,” and few couples are better at it than Aaron Rodgers and his girlfriend, Olivia Munn.
The two went buck wild with Dubsmash videos a couple weeks ago, and Munn posted the clips to her Instagram account. Here they are killing it to Mariah Carey’s “Hero”:
And you know that Aaron Rodgers loves his Boyz II Men:
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Drew Brees was throwing ducks and looking like a cousin of Peyton Manning in the New Orleans Saints’ loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, leading many to suggest he is physically done as a quarterback. But the veteran QB indicated after the game that something else might have been responsible for his poor showing.
Brees admitted after the 26-19 defeat that his shoulder was hurt on a big hit on the team’s third drive of the game.
— Sports Photos (@sportsphotos) September 20, 2015
Brees went 24/38 in the game for 255 yards and a touchdown. Although he said the shoulder bothered him, he downplayed its significance.
“That’s the season. Everybody’s dealing with something. … Just gotta get a little stronger, that’s all,” he said via ESPN’s Mike Triplett.
The 36-year-old also said the shoulder bothered him on some deep balls. That would explain this duck:
The Saints are now 0-2 following a disappointing 7-9 season last year. It’s not looking pretty in New Orleans, although the only bright side for Saints fans is that if Brees is injured, then his sub-par play can at least be explained by something other than old age.
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Tony Romo correctly determined that he suffered a broken clavicle after being driven into the turf on a third quarter sack Sunday against the Eagles. The early word is that he will be out eight weeks with the injury.
Tony Romo expected to miss 8 weeks with the broken clavicle according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 20, 2015
Dez Bryant is expected to miss 6-8 weeks on the early end and 10-12 weeks on the long end. That’s going to leave Dallas without its top two offensive players for over half the season.
So much for those Super Bowl expectations. What a bummer.
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Tony Romo left Sunday’s Cowboys-Eagles game in the third quarter after landing on his left shoulder following a strip-sack, and he broke his collarbone on the play, the team announced.
Romo felt pressure on a second down play in Eagles territory and lost the ball. He was pulled down to the ground and landed on his left shoulder. Romo immediately grabbed his left shoulder:
Romo suffered a season-ending broken left collarbone in 2010. As he walked off the field Sunday, he mouthed, “it’s broken,” indicating that history had repeated itself:
Romo’s self-diagnosis turned out to be correct, unfortunately for Dallas. With Dez Bryant already sidelined for several weeks, the last thing Dallas needed was to lose its franchise QB. It’s now Brandon Weeden time.
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Dez Bryant has some time to spend on the couch now that he is out with a foot injury, but the question is how long.
The initial timetable for his recovery was 4-6 weeks, but that has been in dispute. On Sunday, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport said Dez would be out 10-12 weeks after undergoing a bone graft. ESPN’s Ed Werder said otherwise, reporting that Bryant might be out 6-8 weeks because the bone graft helped.
Bryant clearly wasn’t having any of the speculation talk and decided to let everyone know his feelings on the matter:
Whenever the media can't talk to me.. Reports get made like this..10 to 12 weeks… we will just see how long I'm out lol .. Go cowboys!!
— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) September 20, 2015
Alright then, Dez. I guess we should expect to see you in November rather than December. Just don’t push it, fella, and make sure your foot is healed before you return.
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Rex Ryan talks a big game, but at least he is not too proud to admit when he is wrong.
Ryan’s Buffalo Bills lost to the New England Patriots 40-32 on Sunday, but it wasn’t even that close. At one point the Pats were up 37-13 before Buffalo came back with straight points in the fourth quarter.
After the defeat, the new Bills head coach took the blame for the loss.
“This loss is squarely on one man’s shoulders. It’s on my shoulders,” Ryan told the media. “Yeah we gotta get better as a team, but I have to get better. (Bill) Belichick outcoached me, no question about it. That’s how it ended up. It’s unfortunate. Can’t give up 500 yards and beat anybody.”
Tom Brady went wild in the win as he threw for 466 yards and three touchdowns. Though the Pats mostly passed on the day, they also rushed for 56 yards, including 40 and a score for Dion Lewis. Ryan still played ignorant regarding the Patriots running back.
Rex asked about Dion Lewis: "I still don't know his name." #Patriots
— Christopher Price (@cpriceNFL) September 20, 2015
Come on, Rex. You can at least admit when you’re wrong like you were there.
Though Buffalo had a statement win over the Colts in Week 1, this loss shows that the Bills are not a bully yet and they have some holes in a strong defense.
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Stephen A. Smith was called out by multiple fans and even his own co-workers after mocking Jay Cutler for suffering an injury against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
Here is the tweet Smith sent after Cutler exiting following an interception:
OMG! Did y'all here the terrible news? Jay Cutler had to leave the game — after throwing an INT! Awww! I hope he's okay:/). #WasteOfTimeQB
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) September 20, 2015
Smith’s tweet made it onto multiple websites because it’s not often you see someone jeer or cheer a player’s injury. Even fellow ESPN employee Robert Flores had to tell Smith to settle down:
Good lord, he might be really hurt. https://t.co/ywWeszXVfW
— Robert Flores (@RoFloESPN) September 20, 2015
The only positive we can give Smith is that at least he doesn’t slink away with a tweet and delete strategy. The bad news is sometimes it takes him a while before he realizes he’s wrong, like what happened in this infamous case.
Johnny Manziel had a nice game for the Cleveland Browns in a win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, and his agent was sure to remind Merrill Hoge about it.
Manziel’s agent, Erik Burkhardt, sent the ESPN analyst an emoji over Twitter that featured a winking face giving a kiss:
— Erik Burkhardt (@ErikBurkhardt) September 20, 2015
Manziel was only 8/15 for 172 yards and two touchdowns, but the scores were big ones. He threw a 60-yard touchdown pass to Travis Benjamin to put Cleveland up 7-0, and then he put the game out of reach with a 50-yard TD pass to Benjamin to make it 28-14 late in the fourth quarter.
The stats weren’t sparkling, but the result was what the Browns wanted and needed. And that tweet from Burkhardt was a better comeback to Hoge than the one Manziel offered during the week.