Ass Team Of The Week: The Buccaneers Were Killed By Their Own Hot, Compressed Farts

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost 16-3 to Washington on Sunday, but just about every number save for the final score says the Bucs were the better team. They out-gained Washington in yards nearly two-to-one—it was 501 to 286 when the final whistle blew—and yards per play (7.5 to 5.2), and had nearly double the amount of…

Interception Machine Jameis Winston Gets Benched For Ryan Fitzpatrick

It’s time to erase the whiteboard reading “Days Since Last Jameis Winston Turnover Party” and draw a big fat 0. The Buccaneers might have beaten the Bengals Sunday if they’d benched Winston quicker, but instead, he was allowed stick around long enough to throw four interceptions, get sacked five times, and leave Ryan…

Contracts That Void Themselves, And Other Ways NFL Teams Are Beating The Players

NFL teams use all sorts of contractual techniques to limit the earning power of players, from injury splits to per-game roster bonuses to an abundance of one-year “prove it” deals. But there’s nothing quite as breathtaking as NFL contracts that automatically void—contract language that literally makes the back end of…

Todd Bowles Forgot To Tell Ryan Fitzpatrick He Was Benched For The Season

After Monday’s blowout loss to the Colts, Jets head coach Todd Bowles told the media that Bryce Petty, who had come on in the third quarter for Ryan Fitzpatrick, would be the team’s starting quarterback for the rest of the season. Bowles said that he made the decision even before the game: “We could’ve won 45-0, and…

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