— NFL (@NFL) September 4, 2015
Former NFL quarterback Jim McMahon was a guest on The Dan Patrick Show on Friday and said that he played with a broken neck during his career.
Former NFL quarterback Erik Kramer attempted to kill himself after he shot himself at a Los Angeles motel but ended up surviving, according to NBC News in Chicago.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were called to a motel in Calabasas at around 8 p.m. for a welfare check, sources told NBC News. When deputies arrived they found a man, identified as Kramer, with a gunshot wound that was described as not life-threatening.
Kramer’s former wife, Marshawn Kramer, told NBC News Wednesday night that Kramer suffered years of depression that she believes was the result of his time in the NFL.
“I can promise you he is not the same man I married,” Marshawn Kramer said in a telephone interview.
Kramers wife might be right, but the problem with linking the NFL to depression is that we don’t know if some players get depressed for financial reasons, from hits to the head or just for the fact that they suffer from depression like millions of other Americans who don’t even play football.
The Chicago Bears announced on Saturday that rookie wide receiver Kevin White could miss the entire season with a stress fracture.
Bears GM Ryan Pace says possibility Kevin White could miss entire season.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) August 15, 2015
Bears decided to have first-rd WR Kevin White to undergo surgery to repair stress fracture in his leg after another setback this week.
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) August 15, 2015
Former Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall recently said that he was the only one that held Jay Cutler accountable.
Chicago running back Matt Forte called out Marshall.
“I don’t think that was the case where everyone was held accountable [last year]. I don’t see how he can say that,” Forte said on The Rich Eisen Show.
“Sometimes Brandon didn’t hold himself accountable.”
Forte said that some people within the Bears organization didn’t like that Marshall was allowed to fly to New York during the season to film Showtime’s Inside the NFL.
“I didn’t have an issue with it as long as he got back in time, or took care of his body and came to play every Sunday,” Forte said. “I guess a lot of people had issue with that and thought his mind wasn’t on football first.
“I think if a coach didn’t like that [Marshall was going to New York], his best bet was to come out and say that, and be able to express that to him. And at that point, I don’t think it was really expressed to him to not do that or continue to do that. That’s a tough call on that one. I don’t think coach [Marc] Trestman held him accountable either on that aspect, so we had a lot of accountability issues going on last year.”
In light of Geno Smith getting punched by now former teammate IK Enemkpeli, former Bears linebacker Lance Briggs admitted on the NFL Network that he wanted to punch Jay Cutler during his time in Chicago.
“There have been times, yeah, but there have been a lot of quarterbacks…” Briggs told Andrew Siciliano, via NFL.com. “Why didn’t I do it? Out of respect.”
I’m sure many Bears fans would still love to punch Cutler.
The guys over at USA TODAY’s For the Win compiled there list of the most depressing NFL teams from 1-32.
Below are the top 10.
1. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
Eagles fans mistakenly believe they’re on the same level as current greats in New England, Green Bay and Denver and past champions such as the Redskins, Giants and 49ers. In fact, they are neither. They are ringless football fans who adore a movie about their city in which — how’s this for metaphorical? — their hero loses in the final fight. – CC
2. WASHINGTON REDSKINS
The likelihood of 30 more years of Dan Snyder would be enough to send Richard Simmons to therapy. – CC
3. CLEVELAND BROWNS
Cleveland is your garage band in high school, except instead of moving on and joining a fraternity in college, the Browns have stayed in high school for another 16 years and changed their drummer eight times. You’re never going to make it, Browns. It’s time to work at Guitar Center. – MF
4. OAKLAND RAIDERS
What do you want me to tell you, Raiders fans? Do you want me to lie? Do you want me to tell you it’s going to get better? Do you want me to tell you that isn’t a bowl cut on Mark Davis’ head? Oakland is a dumpster fire, and the problem with a dumpster fire is that even after you’ve put it out, you still have a charred dumpster. – MF
5. BUFFALO BILLS
The Bills actually have a really good team heading into 2015, which isn’t depressing at all. But the existence of a Bills fan is one of the most singularly depressing experiences a football fan can have. The Bills haven’t been to the playoffs since 1999, but this could very well be the year that changes. If it isn’t, well, can anyone really say they’re surprised? – MF
6. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Oh, you have four Super Bowls? What’s that, your quarterback is the greatest of all time? Cool, cheaters. You see, that’s the problem all these defensive Patriots fans have. They can’t even talk about their Pats love because they’ll immediately be shot down by Deflategate jokes and curiosity about whether Bill Belichick has set up a camera in the immediate area. – CC
7. CINCINNATI BENGALS
Initially, I’d planned to just type Andy Dalton’s name until I’d filled three lines. Actually, that’s still a good idea. Andy Dalton Andy Dalton Andy Dalton Andy Dalton Andy Dalton Andy Dalton. – MF
8. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
Two years ago, the Niners were one play from a Super Bowl victory with a top-notch coach on the sideline and a dynamic young superstar under center. The sky was the limit. Now the limit seems to be about 4-12.
At least Aldon Smith seems to have matured.– CC
9. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
The Bucs have tied their franchise to Jameis Winston.
I’m sure it’ll be fine. – MF
10. ST. LOUIS RAMS
Hey remember all those players you got from the Robert Griffin III trade that were supposed to turn your team around? Sorry about that. On the bright side, you won’t have to experience the annual disappointment of Sam Bradford’s season-ending injury. – CC
New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall responded to Jay Cutler referring to him as an ex-girlfriend by taking the high road on Twitter.
Nice hearing from u buddy Ball out this year Jay Cutler on Brandon Marshall:'No one really likes their ex-girlfriend' http://t.co/ecJFKILLwS
— Machine Marshall (@BMarshall) July 30, 2015
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler referred to his former teammate and friend Brandon Marshall as an ex-girlfriend when the media asked him about his relationship with the new Jets’ receiver.
“No one really likes their ex-girlfriend just after a breakup,” said Cutler, who first broke up with Marshall during their days with the Broncos. “He’s fine and he’s been like that for as long as I’ve known him. He’s an incredible player, he did a lot for us here, it just didn’t work out. I could’ve been the guy that got shipped out of here as well.
“New staff, new GM, you just never know what’s gonna happen. He’s gonna do well with the Jets and I know he’s in unbelievable shape, I’ve seen him work out in Chicago a little bit, so he’s gonna do well.”
In our continuation of an ongoing series looking at each NFL team for their most promising, unheralded sleeper, today we’ll be taking a glance at the NFC North. (Don’t forget to check out the other deep sleepers covered in the NFC East, the NFC West and the NFC South) .
Every team has one or two players deep on the depth chart who have the talent and potential to make waves during a season. These “rise from obscurity” stories can be immensely valuable in dynasty and keeper formats in fantasy football, but can also have value as well in redraft leagues…
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