The title just so happens to list some controversial topics, definitely something I’m not afraid to tackle here because I couldn’t care less about political correctness (and it’s football, so ‘tackle’, funny right?):
- The Buffalo Bills announced today that they have hired the first, full-time female coach. Kathryn Smith was hired to be the Bills’ quality control-special teams coach. The position sounds made-up to me, but I’m sure this is a stepping stone to having females become head coaches. That, however, is at least a solid 20 years away in my opinion.
- The Chip Kelly era is officially under way (much to the dismay of 49ers fans who followed his roster reboot in Philadelphia last season) in San Francisco. The team announced today that they signed Canadian Football League WR Eric Rogers. Rogers is the highest paid CFL signing since the Miami Dolphins signed Cameron Wake (who has turned out to be MUCH deserving of his NFL roster spot). The 49ers signed former rugby star Jaryd Hayne last offseason and he was terminated before season’s end. I wouldn’t be shocked to see the same go down with Rogers.
- WR Josh Gordon has applied for reinstatement to the NFL. The Cleveland Browns, much to my surprise could be turning into EVEN MORE of a circus than they already are. If Gordon is reinstated, he will still be under contract with the Browns. What do you get when you combine the alcoholic Gordon with the party-loving QB Johnny Manziel? First of all, you will get the best friends on the team. Second of all, Cleveland’s image could be forever tarnished. Be careful with those two Cleveland.
- Here’s a new fun story out of Carolina: following head coach Ron Rivera’s banning of hoverboards in the team’s facility, the players have found a new way to have fun in the form of ‘Creedbombing’. ‘Creedbombing’ is a tradition started by Panthers LB Ben Jacobs and TE Greg Olsen, in which they attempt to sneak up on each other to sing lyrics from singles of the band Creed. Seems legit. I totally love the creativity and wish that my teachers would appreciate it when I sing during class.
- Staying in Carolina, the Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart is expected to play Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Championship game. Stewart has been HUGE for the Panthers of late and will likely lead the Panthers to a victory to prove my playoff picks wrong, yet again.
That’s all for TheHaysWay today, please leave a comment, and have a pleasant tomorrow!