Jaguars LB Myles Jack flashed the footwork of a wide receiver on this Ben Roethlisberger interception
The first was a badly underthrown ball that looked like it’d be an easy catch for Philadelphia cornerback Jalen Mills, but Jones came to the rescue.
The second was an even more egregiously bad decision by Ryan that again went straight to Mills before it was knocked down by Jones.
Sure, Henry may have had the foresight to not score, but it was worth taking the chance — they had nothing to lose. Also, let’s not forget we’re talking about a player who has not once but twice scored unnecessary touchdowns this season when his team could have simply kneeled the clock away if he’d gone down after a first down.
For the first time ever,* Reid bungled a clock management situation — who would’ve thunk?
2%: The “team out of control” narrative. The Mike Evans cheap shot on Marshon Lattimore was trash, and he had a couple of sideline meltdowns but not anything that doesn’t happen every 12 minutes in Seattle. Winston charging onto the field in protest last week was not a great look, just like it’s not a great look when, oh, Philip Rivers or Tom Brady do something similar.
My only real “sideline antics” concern with this team was an injured Winston picked a fight in that Saints game. (I don’t want my quarterback, while not wearing a helmet, getting into it with a guy who is wearing a helmet. Your skull is prone to getting caved in, and if you throw a punch with your dominant hand you’re at risk of breaking a bunch of little, tiny bones. It’s no-win.)
If nothing else, understand this part: At every crossroad Thielen kept betting on himself, whether he was spurning postgrad job offers (coaching on MSU’s staff, interning at that dental outfit) or paying $275 out of pocket for a regional combine in Chicago, where he turned heads with a 4.45 40. “I don’t think anybody besides Adam saw this all happening,” says Aaron Keen, Thielen’s offensive coordinator at MSU. “He had a vision for what he wanted.”
The ancient Greeks may not have invented the concept of hero, but they get credit for naming it and giving it a face, not to mention a massive, strapping body. The Greek word heros referred to a protector or defender. Their embodiment of the concept was Heracles, the muscular demigod who would have been an NFL combine star had compression shorts and box jumps existed when he was busy cleaning out the Augean stables. A life-sized marble statue of Heracles at Los Angeles’s Getty Museum, dating to about 125 A.D. but inspired by 300 B.C. art, depicts the original hero as a ripped 6′?4″.