NFL Recap

NFL Recap

Collin Cardot and Addison Nixon

The new NFL season has rung in a plethora of new stories. Some of the first games
reminded us that Aaron Rodgers is still THAT guy as he came back from a seventeen point
deficit after being injured at halftime. We also learned that kickers nowadays SUCK. We also
learned how petty the raiders are by trading one of the best defensive players in the whole league
because they did not want to pay him. A rather weirder story, however, was Bills linebacker,
Vontae Davis, retiring midgame. Yes, you heard that right, he retired in the middle of the game.
When the team returned to the locker room Vontae was gone without a trace.
A more major story, is the holdout of Le’Veon Bell. Bell has withheld signing his
franchise tag which would not allow him to become a free agent this offseason. If Bell signs by
week 10 he can become a free agent this offseason. Bell’s actions have angered his teammates.
Teammate Mike Pouncey said that Bell’s actions were “Honestly a little selfish” (Triblive.com)
His absence has affected the team too. In the first two weeks the Steelers are zero, one, and one.
They tied to the Browns, the Cleveland Browns, the team that did not win a single game last
season. The loss however is a little more acceptable because of a stellar performance by an up
and coming quarterback.
One of the biggest stories so far this season is the emergence of two unusual
quarterbacks. Patrick Mahomes is in his second year in the NFL but his first year starting.
Mahomes, out of Texas Tech, has thrown a record setting, ten touchdowns in the first two games.
This includes a six-touchdown performance against the Steelers, three of which came in the first
quarter. The other unlikely quarterback to emerge is Ryan “Fitzmagic” Fitzpatrick. On the
season Ryan has a seventy-nine percent completion rate to go along with eight touch downs and
only one interception so far. He also amazed the press conference crowd after showing up in
what was supposedly Desean Jackson’s outfit.