Tedy Bruschi won’t let his son play football until he’s 14 and more in NFL Daily Digest.
Money Talks: The Lions and HC Jim Schwartz have come to terms on a “multi-year” contract extension in a process that was incredibly private according to the team’s website.
Schwartz who famously almost traded blows in a post-game dust-up with 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh last season is credited with bringing the franchise back from the dead.
The Lions were as bad as bad can get and Schwartz has done a phenomenal job with the group and has them positioned to make a legitimate run at their division title.
The only problem is that his administration must find a way to keep his players out of handcuffs.
Before the extension, the 46-year-old coach was headed into the last year of his original deal.
Thanks Mom: The topic of whether or not NFL players will let their kids play football has been a hot button topic this off-season.
Former Patriot Teddy Bruschi gave CSNNE his thoughts on the subject as it applies to his kids.
“Where I stand is where my mother stood: My mother didn’t want me to play football until I was 14-years old — until I was older,” he said.
“My oldest is 11. He talks about playing football. I’m teaching him fundamentals of football. He hasn’t put a helmet on yet — maybe one of my old ones from the Patriots and things — but I believe in letting my kids develop a little bit before they play. That’s the way it was with me. I’m pretty sure I’m okay. Hopefully, it works out for them that way also.”
With a national push in many regions towards kids playing as early as five and six years-old , it’s good to have a pop to teach you a thing or two if you find yourself behind the curve.
Respect The Architect: Browns RB Trent Richardson is being the bigger man about this back-and-forth verbiage between him and Browns legend Jim Brown.
He told ESPN that he would be honored to meet Brown and that Brown’s uninvited comments about him being “ordinary” have pushed him harder.
“Just to be in his presence would be an honor. “He is an icon. He is a legend. I have to get on my high horse if I’m going to live up to Jim Brown’s expectations.”
“To me, I laugh at the situation,” Richardson said. “In my head, that means I have a lot of work to do. I still do. Cleveland, never having won the Super Bowl, hopefully, I can be one of the guys to be on a Super Bowl team in Cleveland. I have big shoes to fill. It’s just a lot of motivation.”
I don’t dislike Jim Brown for the comments. He’s pushed me to the limit … made sure he gets everything he can out of me.”
Brown has never been known as being a passive person but even he should respect the rookie’s level of maturity.
Quickly: The Falcons wrapped up a deal with veteran safety Chris Hope. Former Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe turned down a one-year deal with the Seahawks that paved the way for the Kellen Winslow trade. If David Garrard really wins the starting job in Miami, what will that deep-six Matt Moore’s career? Ryan Tannehill is the defacto QB-of-the-future.