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Seahawks CB DeShawn Shead proposes to girlfriend after win (Video)

Seattle Seahawks cornerback DeShawn Shead on Sunday had a day he’ll never forget.

Following his team’s 26-20 overtime win over the Denver Broncos, Shead proposed to his girlfriend, Jessica Martinez.

The Seahawks’ official Twitter account says the entire Legion of Boom was there to witness the special moment:

Shead is in his third season in the league after playing college ball at Portland State. He made one tackle in Sunday’s game and served as the special teams captain.

Here’s a better picture of the happy couple:

DeShawn Shead girlfriend

Photo: Jessica Martinez

High school WR Apollos Hester will blow your mind with enthusiastic interview (Video)

Apollos Hester is a high school wide receiver from Texas, and the kid might just have a future as a motivational speaker.

After Hester’s East View Patriots beat Vandegrift 42-41 on Friday, he was interviewed by TWC News Austin Lauren Mickler. And that’s when he showed his incredible passion, enthusiasm and optimism. This interview was fantastic.

Bonus points for the hi-top fade. I love this guy.

I may even make this the wallpaper on my cell phone.

Apollos Hester

H/T Deadspin

Florida WR Demarcus Robinson says on Twitter he wants new QB

Demarcus Robinson Twitter

Well this is awkward.

Florida sophomore wide receiver Demarcus Robinson appears to have voiced his opinion that the Gators need a new starting quarterback much in the same way that a fan would.

No, he didn’t post on a fan message board or call into talk radio, but he did retweet a tweet by GatorZone that posed a call to action, instructing followers to “retweet” if they want to “see a new face at QB” (screenshot at the top).

Robinson later undid the retweet so it doesn’t show up on his timeline. Apparently in response, he sent out this tweet saying he supports all his team’s quarterbacks.

Sure you do, Robinson. We know you feel just like Emmitt Smith on this subject. Don’t worry, the coaches will too before long.

Robinson does have 23 catches for 353 yards and 3 touchdowns on the season, but you know he cares more about having a good offense than good stats.

Helmet smack to Alligator Army

Johnny Manziel catch on trick play was illegal ‘hideout’ play (Video)

The Cleveland Browns had a great idea for a trick play on Sunday that might have actually worked, if not for the fact that their play was illegal.

The Browns were trailing the Ravens 10-7 and had the ball at their 39. Johnny Manziel ran a read option play on first down. On second down, Brian Hoyer was sent in, but Manziel acted like he didn’t want to come out. He went towards the sidelines and continued to pretend to complain, but that was part of the trick.

Johnny Manziel trick play

As Manziel was facing the sidelines, he got a verbal cue from offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan after the snap to run up field. Hoyer completed a pass to Manziel for a big gain, but the Browns were flagged for illegal shift.

Former NFL VP of Officiating Mike Pereira said that the play was illegal anyway because it was a “hideout” play.

According to Pereira, it is illegal to line up within five yards of the sidelines in front of your team’s bench area. The “bench area” is from the 32 to the 32. The referees missed this penalty.

If the Browns ever try to run this play again, Manziel will have to line up further away from the sidelines … and hope there is no illegal shift. Nice try, though.

Teddy Bridgewater takes over for Vikings after Matt Cassel fractures foot

Teddy Bridgewater

Teddy Bridgewater is the new starting quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings now that Matt Cassel will miss significant time with a broken foot.

The Vikings said Sunday that Cassel, who started the first three games of the season, has multiple fractures in his foot. Bridgewater came in to replace him against the New Orleans Saints and went 12-of-20 for 150 yards in a 20-9 loss. He also scrambled for 27 yards.

Bridgewater was not spectacular in the game, but he played well considering the situation. He avoided the rush on multiple plays and made things happen despite facing a lot of pressure in the pocket.

We’re not expecting big things from Bridgewater nor the Vikings this season, but it will be interesting seeing what he can do. We figure he’ll just be so-so.

Nick Foles hit by Chris Baker on dirty play, leads to fight (Video)

A dirty hit by Chris Baker on Nick Foles in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s Eagles-Redskins game led to a fight between the teams and some ejections.

A Foles pass that appeared to be intercepted by Bashaud Breeland led to a return from Washington. While Foles was trying to tackle Breeland, Baker cheap-shotted him with that huge hit.

Eagles left tackle Jason Peters went after Baker in response, and a fight spilled over by the sidelines. Baker was seen jerking Peters around by the facemask. Both Baker and Peters were ejected from the game.

It turned out that the ball hit the ground while Breeland was trying to make the interception, so that hit happened on a play where the ball was actually dead. The pass was ruled an incompletion, allowing Philly to keep the ball.

You can see that Foles was totally clueless on the return and blindsided:


Nick Foles Chris Baker

Jared Cook shoves Austin Davis on sidelines (Video)

Jared Cook Austin DavisSt. Louis Rams tight end Jared Cook shoved his quarterback Austin Davis on the sidelines Sunday after the team failed to score a touchdown in the red zone.

The Rams were up 21-20 and had the ball at the Dallas 10. On 3rd and 3, Davis threw a pass to Cook in the end zone that the tight end dropped. The Rams settled for a field goal to go up 24-20, but the two clearly had an issue on the sidelines.

As you can see, Cook goes up and shoves Davis, leading other Rams players to tell him to calm down.