Melissa Jacobs

Cleveland Browns Fire Hue Jackson and Todd Haley

When Hue Jackson was retained for a third year as Browns head coach after posting a 1-31 record the questions were obvious: Who does he have pictures of? or more simply, Whaaaaat? Turns out 3-36-1 was the breaking point. The Browns are finally firing Jackson, as first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter. Cleveland has sputtered in recent weeks, losin...

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Football Date Night Week 8: From Worst to First

On the Week 8 episode of Football Date Night, Dave and Melissa rejoice about their son’s first NFL game experience (5:00) and the Chicago Bears’ abrupt turnaround from last to first place in the NFC North after beating the Jets (well, just Dave for the second part). Dave explains why Mitch Trubisky has finally won over Bears fans and their defens...

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Cowboys Oddly Gift First-Round Pick to Raiders for Amari Cooper

Jon Gruden and Reggie McKenzie trading arguably the NFLs best defender Khalil Mack to Chicago is no longer this season's most baffling personnel move. They have been supplanted by Jerry and Stephen Jones who initiated an embarrassing trade with Oakland for struggling WR Amari Cooper in exchange for a first-round pick in the 2019 draft. Third-rounder? Su...

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MMM Week 7: Blake Bortles is Not in The Good Place

Week 7 has come and gone (no, 3 hours of Twitter writing Eli Manning’s football obituary on MNF doesn’t count as football) and here’s what we learned. Not much. The Chiefs have an explosive offense, the Pats know how to win without Gronk, the Browns are addicted to playing in OT, Drew Brees can’t stop breaking passing records, and another new yo...

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This week in NFL Do-Goodery: Josh Norman, Akiem Hicks, Gareon Conley

When we first started this feature two months ago it was in many ways a rebuttal to the backlash players received in conjunction with the still brewing issue of protesting societal inequality during the playing of the national anthem. Now that the debate has been tabled and Eric Reid has reentered the league, protested and we're all still here, this is ...

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Fantasy Football’s All-Surprise Team at Regular Season Midpoint

Ah, the sweet smell of mock drafts and the hope of fantasy glory.  Yeah, that was like 100 years ago because somehow we are already at the midseason point of the 2018 fantasy football regular season.  As Le’Veon Bell, Odell Beckham Jr. and Jimmy Garoppolo owners can attest to, things don’t always smoothly align with pre-draft player rankings and A...

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🎧Football Date Night Week 6: QBs Brock Out

“Rule #1 of roughing the passer should be that the QB is in some way roughed.” - Melissa "If Patrick Mahomes is Showtime Mahomes, then Mitch Trubisky is Matinee Mitch." - Dave On this episode of Football Date Night, Melissa and Dave mourn the Chiefs’ and Bears’ tough losses and run through their Week 6 winners an...

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Melissa’s Monday Musings Week 5: Eric Reid Boldly Reignites Protest

A week ago I used this space to describe how things had normalized in the NFL in terms of the teams fitting our notions . Well, never mind because other than the Chiefs and Rams notching their "Ws" a lot of other football didn't make sense.  The Cleveland Browns can actually win games in overtime now.  There is nothing special about Philly.  Heck...

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