We’ve somehow scratched and clawed our way through 6 weeks of NFL play! Sure, we had to expand our fantasy benches to accommodate the random missing players or teams from the weekly slate, but here we stand, staring down Week 7. Now, we question whenever a player is sick or absent from practice, could they have COVID? Odell Beckham had some thoughts:
.@obj was asked whether he was worried he had COVID-19 when he became sick last week. pic.twitter.com/2o347pOn4P— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 21, 2020
The science does not support the idea a virus can be scared off, but hey, maybe the virus saw him fight that kicking net on the sideline that one time and said, “nah, not this guy!”
Moving on…just like the 3-3 Miami Dolphins are doing with their starting quarterback. The Dolphins announced they are benching Ryan Fitzpatrick(magic) in favor of rookie Tua Tagavailoa, and even though they drafted Tua to be the franchise, you can’t help but feel for Fitzpatrick:
“I felt like it was my team and that’s why my heart was so heavy yesterday. My heart just hurt all day. It was heartbreaking for me.”— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 21, 2020
Ryan Fitzpatrick on finding out he was benched for Tua @brgridiron pic.twitter.com/OJAueobTm9
Rumors are swirling that Fitzpatrick could wind up in Dallas, especially after Andy Dalton’s pathetic performance:
*whispers in the general direction of Dallas* Ryan Fitzpatrick would win the NFC East— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) October 20, 2020
The absolute trash play of the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday did bring a lot joy to the world, it provided us the most meme-able moment of the weekend! Something tells me this one isn’t going away for a longggg time:
The Cowboys really got grown ass men crying in the stands right now 😭 pic.twitter.com/16mIXdfYbr— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) October 20, 2020
And as an Eagles fan, you just hate to see it…
Dallas Cowboys Players Reportedly Call Coaching Staff 'Totally Unprepared' https://t.co/VN4xbsDxB7— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) October 20, 2020
The Eagles gave the Ravens a run for their money on Sunday, hanging in a game they truly had no businesses being, but no thanks to Jamon Brown…take a look:
😂😆 this right here !!! https://t.co/OAJ1jeUiY1— Derrick Gunn (@RealDGunn) October 21, 2020
He was promptly cut this morning.
The Eagles, and other teams, are feeling the wrath of injuries cruising into Week 7, making this breaking news highly noteworthy:
With Antonio Brown’s suspension eligible to end after week 8, the Seattle Seahawks are now positioned to make a push to sign him, though they’re not alone, league sources tell ESPN. Other teams also are interested. pic.twitter.com/ykn1NJ6LUm— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 21, 2020
The Seahawks, sitting at 5-0, appear to be the favorite to recruit Brown. I would hesitate if I were the Seahawks, not just because I have Tyler Lockett on my fantasy team, but because they have a good thing going (but more so for my fantasy team). Would you want Antonio Brown on your team?
Speaking of former Steelers’ stars, the rich got richer this week when newly freed Le’Veon Bell signed with the KC Chiefs. I can’t imagine the feeling of going from the worst team in the NFL to the best, but everyone around Bell knew better than to make the same mistake when choosing his new team:
Le’Veon Bell trains with #Chiefs DT Chris Jones in the offseason. Jones encouraged him to sign with the #Chiefs when he left the #Steelers. When he was released by the #Jets, Jones texted Bell, “Don’t make the same mistake again.”— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) October 21, 2020
Did we mention the Chiefs beat the Bills on Monday afternoon with their current running back, rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire running for 161 yards in the victory? Yikes!
Lastly, Tom Brady bested Aaron Rodgers in a night the Packers will hope to forget quickly!
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers after 28-point loss to Buccaneers: "I think we needed a kick in the ass a little bit to stop feeling ourselves so much." https://t.co/3WvixtG1cT pic.twitter.com/lmUT2m868n— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) October 19, 2020
And with that, let’s get to Week 7 starting with the Eagles and Giants on Thursday Night!