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Colts announce hiring of Josh McDaniels

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Colts announce hiring of Josh McDaniels

Although a report emerged Sunday that Josh McDaniels might stay with the Patriots, the safe bet now is that he'll indeed go to the Colts.

One can't be too sure of anything in this life, but the the Colts just announced it, so... 

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This will be McDaniels' second head coaching job and first with an actual good quarterback. His longtime success with Tom Brady made him appealing to teams when the Broncos hired him back in 2009, but he immediately pissed off Jay Cutler by trying to get Matt Cassel, then spent a first-round pick on Tim Tebow. Did draft Demaryius Thomas first, though.

The Colts have work to do, but as long as Andrew Luck is healthy, there's reason for optimism there. Then again, McDaniels is bringing former Patriots offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo with him to serve in the same role. That may or may not be good for Luck.

James Harrison on Tom Brady: 'I wanted to hate him... he's the ultimate teammate'

James Harrison on Tom Brady: 'I wanted to hate him... he's the ultimate teammate'

James Harrison didn't spend much time as a member of the Patriots, but during his brief tenure in New England he became a fan of Tom Brady.

Harrison, who spent 14 years with the Steelers before joining the Pats at the end of the 2017 season, talked about Brady on FOX Sports' "Undisputed." The five-time Pro Bowler admitted he wanted to hate Brady, but the Patriots QB was "the ultimate teammate and person."

"I wanted to hate this dude," Harrison said. "The whole time I'm playing in Pittsburgh I'm like, I hate Brady. Everyone's like 'oh he's such a great guy, he's such a nice guy.' We got LeGarrette [Blount] and I'm like 'what's up with Tom Brady?' He's like 'oh man he's such a great guy' and I'm like "stop lying to me."

Harrison, Skip Bayless, and Shannon Sharpe went on to talk about the TB12 Method and why Brady was so successful vs the Steelers.

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Dolphins anthem punishment would include suspensions

Dolphins anthem punishment would include suspensions

Miami Dolphins players who protest on the field during the national anthem could be suspended for up to four games under a team policy issued this week.

The “Proper Anthem Conduct” section is just one sentence in a nine-page discipline document provided to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the policy who insisted on anonymity because the document is not public. It classifies anthem protests under a large list of “conduct detrimental to the club,” all of which could lead to a paid or unpaid suspension, a fine or both.

Miami’s anthem policy comes after the NFL decided in May that teams would be fined if players didn’t stand during “The Star-Spangled Banner” while on the field. The league left it up to teams on how to punish players. None of the team policies have been made public.

The NFL rule forbids players from sitting or taking a knee if they are on the field or sidelines during the national anthem, but allows them to stay in the locker room if they wish. The new league rules were challenged this month in a grievance by the players union.

Patriots safety Devin McCourty was among several NFL players who criticized the new policy when it was revealed in May. 

The NFL declined to comment. Team officials had no immediate comment.
 

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