Denver Post sports columnist Mark Kiszla answered questions about all things Colorado sports in a live chat on Monday. Here are the highlights: How concerned should Nuggets fans be about the last two losses, the rest of the schedule with so many road games, and the possibility that IT is hurting and not helping the team? Kiszla: In an 82-game schedule, almost every team (and even the Warriors this season) goes through a lull or slump. No big deal. But two things do concern me — and should concern Nuggets fans — about the losses last week. No. 1: Let’s start with Utah. The Jazz offered a preview of what the playoffs are going to be. The flow is not so free. The whistles are swallowed. The game becomes much more physical. And a long series can get bump-and-glare nasty. Are the Nuggets up for that challenge? It’s precisely why young NBA teams often must lose in the postseason before they learn how hard it is to survive and advance. No. 2: Isaiah Thomas. He’s … [Read more...] about Lunch Special: Should the Broncos target QB Tyree Jackson in the NFL draft?
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This is how Mitch Mathews likes to explain it. Because he knows, but admits that he doesn’t know the whole story. But he kind of does. He’s already seen it himself. When the New Orleans Saints signed Taysom Hill, they had tape on the former BYU quarterback, who could do plenty with the ball in his hands. They had tape on him from his short stint with the Green Bay Packers, too. But they hadn’t felt the Taysom Hill Experience first-hand. Not yet. So when Hill got out there in that No. 7 jersey, Mathews knows Saints coach Sean Payton and his staff were instantly mesmerized. That’s the adjective Mathews, the former BYU wide receiver, uses when explaining how Hill has become a one-man evolution in the NFL. “It causes you to be mesmerized. You’ve never seen anything like that. It makes you think, ‘Let me see what I can do with this guy. Let me see how far I can take this,’” Mathews explained. Payton, one of the preeminent … [Read more...] about The New Orleans Saints have a unique weapon as they open the NFL playoffs: Taysom Hill. The former BYU QB is the team’s everything man.
Getty Images Now we turn our attention to what could be the most interesting draft story in a generation: Who falls in love with 5-foot-9 7/8 (in his stocking feet) quarterback Kyler Murray, who now seems likely to be the first athlete ever drafted in the top 10 in two sports? To begin to answer the question, start at ground zero. Dispel what you think you know about Murray—unless, of course, you’ve scouted him thoroughly or saw every game Oklahoma played last season. Because a sub-5-10 quarterback who runs the 40-yard dash in less than 4.4 seconds, ran the ball 140 times last fall and has quickness in Tyreek Hill’s league would naturally be a scrambling, throw-on-the-run type of player, right? “What percentage of the time,” I asked Oklahoma coach and Murray mentor Lincoln Riley the other day, “would you guess Kyler threw from the pocket this year?” Riley thought for a few seconds. “Eighty-five percent?” Riley said. “Ninety, … [Read more...] about FMIA: Kyler Murray and One Coach’s Argument For Why The Small QB Will Have a Massive Impact in the NFL
Several first-round rookies had the chance to show off their skills on the biggest stage yet in the NFL playoffs. While they didn’t always put together the most complete performances, just about every first-round pick had plays that showed why they were among the top 32 players selected in the 2018 NFL draft. From Lamar Jackson’s fourth-quarter frenzy against the Chargers to Sony Michel scoring six rushing touchdowns in the playoffs (a rookie record), the 2018 first-round rookies had plays that should have us very excited for their careers. Here’s a ranking of the signature plays that each first-round pick made in the playoffs. 1. Lamar Jackson flashing his electric playmaking Lamar Jackson’s performance in his first season was a bit volatile, including his playoff game against the Chargers, but he flashes big time ability that can jumpstart an offense. His big completion to Ken Dixon in the fourth quarter displayed the positive traits he has that made the … [Read more...] about Ranking every first-round rookie’s signature move in the NFL playoffs
Whether the Patriots are playing the Rams or the Giants or the Falcons or the Eagles, we always get excitement by Will Brinson @WillBrinson moments ago • 20 min read Today we'll finally get to watch Super Bowl LIII, which you can stream right here on CBSSports.com or on CBS All Access. And, shockingly enough, the Patriots are back in the big game for the third time, the fourth in five years, and their ninth since 2002.The Patriots are a dynasty, and they seem nearly unbeatable in the big game behind their coach-quarterback combination of Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, who will start his ninth Super Bowl in his age-41 season -- provided they're not playing an NFC East team.It's easy to forget that when Brady suited up for his first one, he was one of the all-time underdogs in Super Bowl history. That's what is so fascinating about the Patriots dynasty: There is a what-if scenario, admittedly one needing a lot of what-ifs, that has New England … [Read more...] about 2019 Super Bowl: The Patriots are in the Super Bowl, so buckle up and expect another all-time classic