Monday’s NFL Roundup: New rule a disaster?
With the NFL preseason in full swing and the regular season kicking off in just a few weeks, it’s time to make sure NFL fans are up-to-date with the biggest storylines around the league.
Monday’s NFL Roundup includes Richard Sherman voicing his opinion on the new helmet rule (AGAIN), the Cowboys have reinvented themselves (or not?), former OSU Beaver Sean Mannion is fighting for a roster spot, and more around the NFL.
What do you have to say about this new rule?
This has been an ongoing topic of conversation for cornerback Richard Sherman—He is not on board with the new ‘lowering the helmet’ rule.
In July, Sherman told USA Today that he believed the revised rule would be a “disaster.”
This weekend, Sherman took to Twitter to bash the new rule (see photo).
Sherman also posted this on Sunday:
“There is no “make adjustment” to the way you tackle. Even in a perfect form tackle the body is led by the head. The rule is idiotic and should be dismissed immediately.”
Oregon State standout battling for NFL spot
Former Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion has been the Los Angeles Rams backup for the past two seasons, but now he finds himself in a battle for that backup spot with Brandon Allen.
Mannion was looked at as being the lock behind starter Jared Goff for 2018, but that was before Mannion's performance in the Rams preseason opener and before Allen showed what he’s got.
The 26-year-old Mannion bounced back, in last weekend’s second preseason game by completing 10-of-16 passes for 84 yards. That included an impressive 47-yard completion to receiver KhaDarel Hodge in the Rams’ 19-15 victory.
Prepare yourself, Seahawks fans…
Have you ever read Deadspin’s articles on “Why Your Team Sucks”? This can be pretty funny or painful if it’s your team.
In this edition of “Why Your Team Sucks 2018: Seattle Seahawks,” there is plenty about about the most recent reasons why Seattle won’t be good this season:
“What’s new that sucks: They’re all gone. The entire Legion of Boom has been liquidated. Kam Chancellor retired. Richard Sherman went to the hated Niners. Earl Thomas’s holdout will last until the sun dies. And the rest of the team has been gutted as well. Cliff Avril is gone after contracting neck cancer last season. Michael Bennett was traded... What’s left in Seattle, on either side of the ball, is a motley assortment of goons.”
Also, we need to warn you: There are some expletives in the full article.