Chip Kelly responds to DeMarco Murray
Responding to Murray's comments Sunday that he's not getting enough touches, Kelly told 94-WIP Philadelphia: "Everyone needs the ball more. I've got no issue with that. We need to play more on offense. That's the bottom line. We're getting off the field on third down and most of the time when we're off the field on third down it's our fault. ... We're doing it to ourselves."
Tom Brady on youth sports: Let kids be kids
Brady, father of 3, was asked about youth sports on WEEI today: "I’ve made a comment for a while now: ‘I hope my kids are late bloomers in whatever they do.’ ... [T]he competition feels like it starts so early for these kids – whether it’s to get into college or getting into the right HS or the right elementary school. I don’t know how it’s taken that turn, but you know, sometimes it’s nice for kids to just be kids." 'It's just different now'
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First game ball. ??
Miami owner + coach Joe Philbin meet
ESPN's Adam Schefter: "Everybody is waiting to see what Stephen Ross, the Dolphins owner, decides to do because clearly this team is one of the most, if not the most, disappointing teams in all of football."
The magic of James Jones
ESPN's Matt Bowen examines what's behind the hot start for Jones, who went from not making the Giants' 53-man roster to tearing up the league with Green Bay. Closer look (Insider)
Week 4 fantasy leaders
Top scorers in ESPN standard fantasy leagues through Sunday's games:
- ATL RB Devonta Freeman: 32 points
- KC K Cairo Santos: 27 points
- SD QB Philip Rivers: 26 points
- CIN RB Jeremy Hill: 24 points
- PHI QB Sam Bradford: 23 points
Catch clarification hasn't cleared it up
Week 4 brought two instances where receivers lost the ball while going to the ground but were still credited with receptions. Kevin Seifert sees both calls as correct but that it makes it clear that the NFL's attempt to clarify the process rule hasn't gone through. Vexing rule
Murray: I'm not touching the ball enough
Eagles RB DeMarco Murray discussed his lack of touches after his team lost 23-20 to Washington, Sunday.
Hill rewards angry fantasy owners
Bengals RB Jeremy Hill flipped the script on fantasy owners who "were ready to crucify" him after a rough start to the season by putting up 24 fantasy points in Cincinnati's win Sunday. Put down the pitchforks
Bills' penalty problem is obvious
Coach Rex Ryan vehemently defended his team after committing 18 penalties in a 24-10 loss to the Giants Sunday. However, the numbers don't lie. 58 and counting
Matthews: 'You ain't Russell Wilson, bro'
TV cameras on the Fox broadcast picked up sound of Packers linebacker Clay Matthews shouting this to 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The Packers sacked Kap six times Sunday. Story
Time to talk Bengals as title contenders?
The Cincinnati Bengals are now 4-0. In one of the three other seasons the team started 4-0, it ended up in the Super Bowl. "Good Andy" and "Bad Andy" are gone, and now "Best Andy" is leading the team. 5 reasons to believe
Foster doesn't reward patience
Arian Foster failed to live up to the hype in his much-anticipated season debut. The back ended up with just one fantasy point, disappointing owners who had patiently awaited his return. Fantasy winners and losers
Carter: Joe Philbin not cut out for job
Cris Carter told Mike & Mike: "I don't think Philbin is a head coach. I don't think he going to have the ability to be able to inspire people. ... Sometimes you just have to figure it out the hard way."
Dolhpins need fire, leadership from coach
With Miami falling to 1-3 Sunday, ESPN's James Walker writes that coach Joe Philbin must "figure out a way to light a fire under his listless team before it's too late." On the hot seat
Time to bench Colin Kaepernick?
Is it Blaine Gabbert time in San Francisco? Said coach Jim Tomsula: "Won't even go into that discussion. It's not on my mind." But with just two touchdowns and five interceptions on the year (to go along with 15 sacks), ESPN's Paul Gutierrez says it should be. Give Kap a rest
Brees' 400th TD pass wins game for Saints
On the second play of overtime against the Cowboys, Drew Brees caught the defense sleeping and connected with C.J. Spiller for a game-winning 80-yard touchdown pass.
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Players returning this week from 4-game suspensions include Greg Hardy, Rolando McClain, Sheldon Richardson, Antonio Gates, Martavis Bryant.
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Jeremy Hill on 4-0 start: "We can understate it all we want, but it's big ... you always want to start fast." Added, he knows it's early.
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This was the first time since Week 1 that Jeremy Hill had more snaps than Giovani Bernard. Obviously production, lack of turnovers was why.
Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer
Julio Jones, who had four catches for 38 yards against the Texans, ended up playing just 55 percent of the snaps with the blowout win. He played 39 of 71 offensive snaps. Leonard Hankerson and Roddy White both played 48. Jones said he didn't care about reaching 100 yards or scoring a TD. Just wanted the win.