How Dolphins’ Mike McDaniel, 49ers’ Kyle Shanahan put unique spins on the same offense

How Dolphins’ Mike McDaniel, 49ers’ Kyle Shanahan put unique spins on the same offense

Many of Kyle Shanahan’s assistants have been plucked from his 49ers coaching staff over the years, but perhaps no one who left was more valuable to the San Francisco offense than Mike McDaniel. Wherever Shanahan’s career took him, he was sure to bring McDaniel, who started his NFL coaching career in Denver in 2005 under … Read more

Deshaun Watson’s return: Why we can’t pit Browns fans against survivors of sexual violence

Deshaun Watson returns to the NFL this week, after serving an 11-game suspension and showing no contrition. Twenty-nine women have publicly shared accounts of sexual assault or harassment by Watson. The NFL responded by handing him a suspension, and the Browns responded by handing him their team. Cleveland traded three first-round picks for Watson. They … Read more

Cowboys must avoid beating themselves in a soft 3-game stretch

Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy questions a penalty from the sidelines during an NFL football game against the New York Giants earlier this season. Matt Patterson AP FRISCO Let’s just cut to the chase. No one can wait until the Christmas Eve showdown between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles at AT&T Stadium. … Read more

Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em Fantasy Football Quarterbacks Week 13: It’s Trevor Lawrence Time

Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em is the ultimate look at the best and worst matchups based on a PPR scoring system in fantasy football. This column will not cover the elite players in the NFL like Josh Allen, Austin Ekeler or Tyreek Hill. Instead, I’ll look at the players you have questions about who could exceed … Read more

Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em Fantasy Football Quarterbacks Week 13: It’s Trevor Lawrence Time

Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em is the ultimate look at the best and worst matchups based on a PPR scoring system in fantasy football. This column will not cover the elite players in the NFL like Josh Allen, Austin Ekeler or Tyreek Hill. Instead, I’ll look at the players you have questions about who could exceed … Read more

Potential Odell Beckham-Giants reunion shows they’ve changed

Odell Beckham Jr. will walk through the halls of the Quest Diagnostics Training Center inside 1925 Giants Drive in the next 24 hours or so. Tom Coughlin won’t be there to greet him, or to take him to dinner. Neither will Ben McAdoo. Neither will Pat Shurmur. Neither will Eli Manning. And please forgive Beckham … Read more

Fox’s Brady Quinn Takes Nasty Shot at ESPN’s Booger McFarland

1. Apologies up front for writing about something that took place five days ago, but even though I’ve been off since last Wednesday and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to write about broadcaster-on-broadcaster crime. You may recall that last week, ESPN’s Booger McFarland generated some controversy with this take on Jets quarterback Zack Wilson: … Read more

Kahler: As Deshaun Watson returns to the field, it’s unclear what lessons NFL teams have learned

It’s been a relief not to have to write about Deshaun Watson during the 11 weeks of his suspension. We didn’t see Watson every Sunday, and not to see him was not to think about him, at least not as much. Amazon’s Week 3 prime-time broadcast danced around the reasons why the Browns quarterback was … Read more