Suicide Watch Week 2: Lessons Learned

CBS Philly

By Justin Boylan

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Before we fly through my week 2 picks like a 53-play first half, let’s step back and learn some lessons from week 1 that could help us survive moving forward.

1. Picking against the Raiders is wise, but picking against the Jaguars is downright genius. (And what do you know, the two play each other this weekend. I’m not recommending this game because picking it means having to actually watch it. No thanks.)

2. I love Chip Kelly.

3. The Patriots offense, which was built to utilize their two mismatch-machine tight ends, might be in trouble in the first few weeks without those aforementioned tight ends (and now without Shane Vereen). Until Gronk comes back, I would avoid the potential trap.

4. The color red is doing Andy Reid no favors.

5. The 49ers forgive Anquan Boldin for Super Bowl XLVII. Also, Colin Kaepernick…

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Ryan Dealt To Yankees

CBS Seattle

(1090 The Fan) — Shortstop Brendan Ryan has been sent to the New York Yankees for a player to be named later, according to Mariners officials.

Ryan, 31, appeared in 87 games for the Mariners this season batting .192 (50×260) with 4 doubles, 2 home runs and 9 RBI. Ryan appeared in 32 games since June 11, hitting .182 over that stretch. He has started just 12 games at shortstop since July 1.

Ryan was acquired by Seattle on Dec. 12, 2010. He appeared in a total of 351 games with Seattle from 2011-2013, hitting a combined .215 (237×1103) with 48 doubles, 6 triples and 9 home runs.

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The Adam Jones Show: Patriots’ Injuries Concerning For The Short Term

CBS Boston

No Danny Amendola.

No Shane Vereen.

Still no Rob Gronkowski.

Are the Patriots in trouble?

Maybe, maybe not, but Adam Jones said there is at least some concern for the short term with Amendola likely out Thursday night against the Jets and Shane Vereen out for at least eight weeks with a broken wrist.

While the Patriots may still be OK against what should be an inferior team like the Jets, Jones said it’s going to probably take a major change in game-plan for Tom Brady’s offense.

“They’ve run it on the Jets before. The Jets will play a bunch of defensive backs against the Patriots, they’ll give you this light package, and I remember a game two years ago at Gillette, when the Patriots just ran it down their throat,” Jones said, referencing a game when BenJarvus Green-Ellis ran for 136 yards and two touchdowns in a 30-21 Patriots…

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Durkin’s Playbook: Cutler To Marshall Game-Winner

CBS Chicago

By Dan Durkin-

(CBS) If I were to ask you which Bears player the Bengals chose to double team in the redzone nursing a four-point lead with 8:06 remaining in the game, you’d most likely scoff at such an easy question, and reply: “Brandon Marshall, obviously.”

You’d be wrong.  Surprisingly enough, the Bengals chose to double team tight end Martellus Bennett instead.

Let’s go to the tape to look at the Bears game-winning 19-yard strike from Jay Cutler to Brandon Marshall.

The Bears come out in “21” personnel (2 running backs, 1 tight end) with Marshall lined up as the ‘Z’ receiver in the slot. The Bengals counter with their base 4-3 personnel.


The Bears ran a “smash” route, which is a two-man route combination. The outside receiver runs a 6-yard smash route (dig or hitch), and the inside receiver runs a corner route.


Typically this concept is most effective…

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Fins Must Hit The Ground Running Against The Colts

CBS Miami

DAVIE (CBSMiami) – The Miami Dolphins left Cleveland with a victory last Sunday, but there was one glaring problem with the team’s offense, the running game, or lack thereof.

Miami ran the ball 23 times against the Browns and managed just 20 yards on the ground. Starting running back Lamar Miller had 10 carries for three yards while backup Daniel Thomas ran the ball eight times for 14 yards.

The performance was every bit as ugly as those numbers show. But quarterback Ryan Tannehill bailed out the offense with a strong performance, 24-38, 272 yards, one touchdown, one interception. But the Fins know they can’t expect to win in the league without running the ball.

“Rushing for 20 yards, we’re not going to win many games that way,” center Mike Pouncey told CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.

Looking at the Browns game, the Dolphins struggled the most running behind…

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Manitoba Métis fighting new hydro line licence

Global News

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba Metis Federation is appealing an environmental licence granted for the construction of a controversial $3-billion hydro line.

President David Chartrand said the federation has formally registered an appeal with Conservation Minister Gord Mackintosh. A plan to build a 1,300-kilometre transmission line up the west side of Lake Manitoba would have a significant impact on the Métis, he said.

The hydro line is to run through the heart of Métis territory and would affect traditional cultural activities such as hunting, gathering and trapping. The area is already under “significant environmental stress,” Chartrand added.

“The Manitoba government cannot continue to cavalierly ignore its constitutional obligations owing to the Manitoba Métis community in relation to new development in this province,” Chartrand said in a statement Wednesday.

The province’s Clean Environment Commission recommended in July that the government grant an environmental licence to the project, known as Bipole III. But the commission…

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Broncos Linebacker Danny Trevathan Pledges No Repeat Of Gaffe

CBS Denver

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Danny Trevathan swears he’s snuffed out the showboat in him.

Denver’s second-year linebacker blames excitement over his first NFL start for his premature celebration of a sure pick-6 that resulted in a touchback instead of a touchdown in the Broncos’ Week 1 rout of the Ravens.

“It was a young mistake. I was just in the moment,” Trevathan said. “I thought I was in the end zone. Next time I’m going to hold the ball up high and give it to a fan or something.”

After getting burned on the same route earlier, Trevathan stepped in front of running back Ray Rice to pick off Joe Flacco’s pass at the Baltimore 30 early in the fourth quarter. He raced down the Ravens’ sideline but discarded the ball just shy of the goal line.

That decision left teammate Wesley Woodyard with an ankle injury, made Brandon Stokley…

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City Of Richmond Moving Forward With Plan To Seize Hundreds Of Underwater Mortgages

CBS Sacramento

RICHMOND, Calif. (CBS/AP) — Richmond is moving ahead with its first-in-the-nation plan to use the government’s constitutional power of eminent domain to seize hundreds of underwater mortgages.

The Richmond City Council voted 4-3 early Wednesday to set up a Joint Powers Authority to bring more cities into the plan. Mayor Gayle McLaughlin says the city of El Monte in Southern California has expressed interest, and she believes other cities will follow.

Under the plan, Richmond would use eminent domain to seize the underwater mortgage. It would then offer the bank fair market value for it and give the homeowner a new loan that would lower monthly payments and improve the owner’s chances of staying.

Banks have filed lawsuits to stop Richmond from going ahead.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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David Wilson: Fantasy Owners, ‘Pissed’ Giants Fans ‘Irrelevant To Me’

CBS Atlanta

If you own David Wilson in your fantasy football league, you’re probably not happy this week. (You also probably lost!) Wilson threw up a complete and total egg for the Giants on Sunday night, rushing for 19 yards and fumbling twice against the Cowboys before being benched by Tom Coughlin.

Things are so bad New York resorted to signing Brandon Jacobs. But even if Wilson put a negative 1.4 on your squad’s scoreboard (ahem) or even if you’re just a regular “pissed” Giants fan, please don’t go complaining to him on Twitter. He doesn’t like that.

Wilson then also retweeted someone who responded to his Tweet with “TELL EM.”

Part of me agrees with what he says. Fantasy owners and football fans have zero business hopping on Twitter and cussing out NFL players for not playing well. It’s the lowest form of human communication, begging celebrities for retweets on your…

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