Because Ryan Fitzpatrick getting videobombed is as good as it gets.
Welcome to the Around The NFL End Around, a weekly look back at the world of the National Football League. Dan Hanzus serves as your guide.
Never change, Bill
Part of me would love to see Jimmy Garoppolo light it up for a month now just so Belichick has to keep answering questions like this. All I ask for is one high-octane podium meltdown from The Hooded One before it’s all over. Please, please, please let me get what I want.
Days Without A Freak Injury: 0
Vikings third-string quarterback Taylor Heinicke is not on the field for the start of training camp for a reason he hopes will not end up being the most notable aspect of his NFL career.
“I was locked out of my house after a late-night movie,” Heinicke said, according to the Pioneer Press. “I came back and there’s no one home, and I’m trying to nudge the door a little. It was one of those double doors. I thought it just needed a little nudge.
“Me and my buddy were getting it going a little, but when I put my foot to the door, my foot kind of slipped and it went through a window. It was just kind of a freak accident. I’m very embarrassed, but I’m just excited getting going with rehab and trying to get this going as soon as possible.”
Hey, could always be worse. Right, O.J.?
Andre Johnson’s AFC South odyssey now includes a third stop.
Less than 24 hours after Titans coach Mike Mularkey was quoted as saying Johnson “still looks like he can play,” Johnson is set to become a Titan.
The former University of Miami star receiver will make the jump to his third AFC South team, signing a two-year deal with Tennessee after spending 12 seasons in Houston and one in Indianapolis, the Titans announced.
After laughing off the Texans’ expectation that he would only catch 40 passes in 2015, Johnson caught 41 balls for 503 yards and four touchdowns in his lone season in Indianapolis. Johnson showed signs of Father Time finally catching up to him, failing to separate from defensive backs and falling down the depth chart as the Colts’ disappointing season progressed. It was a stark reminder that even the best athletes who seemingly don’t age can just as quickly get knocked down by the calendar.
Johnson was dumped by the Colts in the offseason and retirement seemed to be the next step for the 35-year-old, even after he promised he’d be playing somewhere in 2016.