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Matthews: Kaepernick 'ain't Russell Wilson'

Michael Smith and Jemele Hill said the burn from Clay Matthews to 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick's -- saying "you ain't Russell Wilson, bro" -- is "cold blooded."


James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

New Dolphins interim coach Dan Campbell said the team needs to be more intense and that carries into games.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

New Dolphins interim head coach Dan Campbell said "we have enough to win." He said this team is talented but hasn't done enough.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins VP Mike Tannenbaum and new interim head coach Dan Campbell meet with the media. Tannenbaum said the goal is still to win and reach their goals this season.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

Defensive end Derek Wolfe officially returns to Broncos today after four-gave suspension for violating league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Coach Gary Kubiak said last night team gets three-day roster exemption before the team has to make a move and be at 53 players for Sunday's game in Oakland.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dan Campbell is the Dolphins' second interim head coach in four years. The last one was Todd Bowles for three games in 2011. Bowles went 2-1.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan: "A stat that might be interesting is the most penalized team was [the] Seattle Seahawks a couple years in a row. I remember looking at that, and they won a Super Bowl and went to an [NFC] championship. So sometimes penalties don't tell the story, but sometimes they do."

Did Dallas and Murray need each other?

The His & Hers crew says each side seems to have underestimated just how much they relied on each other. Said Michael Smith: "[DeMarco Murray] was fantastic for what [Dallas] did."


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'

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

This is 5th time since 1989 an NFL HC has been fired 4 games or earlier into a season. None of previous 4 teams rebounded to make playoffs.

Schefter: Dolphins 'looking for some fire'

Adam Schefter discusses why Miami fired Joe Philbin and why it will reportedly replace him on an interim basis with tight ends coach Dan Campbell.


Phil Sheridan ESPN Staff Writer 

Chip Kelly says he will not change kickers after Caleb Sturgis missed two kicks in a 3-point loss at Washington. Reason: There just aren't any worthwhile kickers available.

Another Dolphins coach fired midseason

Joe Philbin is the third Dolphins head coach to be fired midseason since 2004.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

To being called the worst undefeated team in the NFL, Panthers coach Ron Rivera reminded people called them the worst team in the playoffs last year and they won a playoff game. Says he won't apologize for being 4-0.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan says the Bills' excessive amount of penalties is "kind of a thing that keeps you up at night." Adds that he's talked to veteran coaches on his staff and other NFL coaches about how to fix the problem.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera says this is his best team since he took over in 2011. Definitely best record wise at 4-0.

Jaws: Eagles use of Murray 'inexcusable'

ESPN's Ron Jaworski can't understand why Eagles RB DeMarco Murray was on the field for less than half of the team's offensive plays in their loss to the Redskins.


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera is pretty optimistic Luke Kuechly will be back soon. Says met with independent last week and the independent physician didn't feel comfortable clearing him.

Trump: Redskins don't need name change

Donald Trump tells the New York Times he agrees with rival Jeb Bush's support for the Redskins' embattled nickname. "Honestly, I don't think they should change the name, unless the owner wanted to," adding "I know Indians that are extremely proud of that name."

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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.


Bucs cut kicker Kyle Brindza

Tampa Bay has cut Brindza, per ESPN and media reports, after he missed seven kicks (five FGs, two extra points) in the last two weeks.


Dolphins fire coach Joe Philbin

Miami let Philbin go today after a 1-3 start to the season. Tight ends coach Dan Campbell will be named interim coach, per ESPN and media reports. Philbin was 24-28 since taking over the Dolphins in 2012.


SportsCenter @SportsCenter

Dolphins struggle on both sides of ball. NFL Rank: •Total offense: 23rd •Total defense: 30th •Rushing offense: 30th •Rush defense: 32nd