Jay Gruden Fired, Colts O-Line Keeps Mahomes Off Field, Prescott Says We Sniffed Ourselves Too Much, McCaffey Exciting, Joe Tsai Says Tweet Damaging

Betsy Berns
BarnBurner Sports Writer

@BetsyBerns

Monday, October 7, 2019


FOOTBALL

After an 0-5 start to the season, the Washington Redskins fired Jay Gruden as Head Coach. In his career with the Redskins, he's gone 35-49-1 in 6 seasons with only 1 playoff appearance in 2015. Bill Callahan will take over as interim Head Coach.

In some other NFL weekend highlights, the Indianapolis Colts offensive line let quarterback Jacoby Brissett do his thing and kept Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes off the field handing the Chiefs their first loss of the season.  Colts 19, Chiefs 13

The Dallas Cowboys fought valiantly against the Green Bay Packers, but after a missed field goal with a minute left to play, they now have their second straight loss following a 3-0 start to the season. Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott threw three interceptions and blamed the team's arrogance for the loss. In his post-game press conference, he said: “All I could say that sure we might’ve sniffed ourselves a little bit too much.” Packers 34, Cowboys 24

One of the most exciting players in the NFL right now is the Carolina Panthers' running back Christian McCaffrey. In a 34-27 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, McCaffrey has three touchdowns and leads the league with 866 yards from scrimmage. 

BASKETBALL

The NBA has been trying to develop a close relationship with China for many years and even has an NBA office in China. The league is not looking to foster any controversies which is why Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's recently deleted tweet ("Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong.") supporting the protesters has caused an uproar. Nets owner and co-founder of Chinese company Alibaba, Joe Tsai, took to Facebook to point out how damaging the tweet was and said that Morey "was not as well informed as he should have been. But the hurt that this incident has caused will take a long time to repair.''