There was a penalty called on the Vikes near the line of scrimmage, but it was declined.
But then there was a replay review to see if Nelson “survived the ground.” After a delay in zero degrees, it was determined that he had not.
And so the declined penalty also was reversed to an accepted penalty, thus the second new line of scrimmage had to be determined.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Bud Selig dismissed concerns about recidivist on-the-job misconduct of recently resigned Bob Bowman, a top MLB executive, because Bowman’s division was making money. Gee, that doesn’t sound at all like Selig, does it?
“Dwayne’s had a very solid role for us all year long,’’ Patriots coach Bill Belichick said. “He does what we ask him to do. Some things are different than the way he was taught to do them in the past, but he’s been very open and receptive to trying to do what the team needs him to do on any particular play or situation or technique or whatever it happens to be.’’
Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa. The 49ers landed a franchise quarterback in a deadline deal with the Patriots, and that provides the freedom to go any number of directions with this pick. Here, they get a potential shutdown cornerback to add to a young, improving secondary. Between Jackson, 2017 third-round pick Ahkello Witherspoon and K’Waunn Williams, the 49ers would have the ability to match up with most passing games on the back end.
Despite being blitzed on nearly half of his 45 drop-backs, Beathard, who replaced ineffective veteran Brian Hoyer, completed 22 of 38 for 235 yards with no touchdown or interceptions and a passer rating of 76.1. He was sacked five times and hit six other times.
If you’re looking for an early candidate for NFL Coach of the Year, take a close look at Minnesota’s Mike Zimmer. The Vikings can get to 6-2 with a win over the Browns in Twickenham, England.
Zimmer and the Vikings are doing this with their third choice at quarterback, Texans’ castoff Case Keenum. Teddy Bridgewater remains injured from his horrible 2016 training camp knee injury. Sam Bradford, who was brought in to play in the place of Bridgewater, continues to have trouble staying on the field.
Werner was one of a record 11 foreign-born players taken in this draft. Perhaps that was too many. The German, who was an All-American at Florida State, started 15 games in 2014 and showed promise with 50 tackles and four sacks. But he was a non-factor in the playoffs and inactive for the AFC championship game. He lost his starting job the next season and was waived after making just 13 tackles in 10 games. The Jaguars signed him before the 2016 season, but soon released him. Werner announced he was retiring due to injuries.