Peter King, a Sports Illustrated senior writer for 29 years and the founder of the popular NFL website The MMQB, will be leaving SI at the end of the month.
When Sports Illustrated was good enough to allow me to start The MMQB five years ago, I wanted to introduce a group of promising young journalists to the SI audience and give them a chance to develop into prominent voices on the pro football scene, King says.
When Roethlisberger informed the Steelers in January of his intention to play three more years, he suspected the organization was content to go forward with Landry Jones as the backup and last year’s fourth-round pick, Joshua Dobbs, in the developmental role.
So, I was surprised when they took a quarterback, Roethlisberger said Friday, because I thought that maybe in the third round, you can get some really good football players that can help this team now. And nothing against Mason, I think he’s a great football player… I just don’t know how backing up or being the third guy, who knows where he’s going to fall on the depth chart, but helps us win now.
Do we dare dream, or should be prepared for fall instead of autumn? Defense Notable additions: Star Lotulelei, Trent Murphy, Vontae Davis, Tremaine Edmunds Notable departures: Preston Brown, E.J. Gaines, Leonard Johnson There’s a lot of ways to measure a defense, and I’m partial to points allowed.
NFL Reportedly May Make Standing for Anthem a Team-by-Team Choice More The NFL is considering allowing teams to make their own decision whether to require players to stand for the national anthem, according to Mark Maske of the Washington Post. Owners are expected to vote on a potential change at this month’s upcoming meeting, including a possible league-wide policy that would require all players to stand. Other options include allowing players to remain in the locker room or keeping all players in the locker room until after the national anthem. Leaving the current policy, which features zero restrictions on player action, is also an option.
My guess is they will leave it up to the teams, a high-ranking official said of the expected changes.