Per Pro Football Focus, Bryant was targeted five times by Dak Prescott on Thanksgiving with Norman in coverage. The wideout caught three of those balls for 32 yards. Bryant had seven catches for 102 yards in Week 2’s win against the Redskins. According to PFF, however, he had zero of those catches on the two times he was thrown to with Norman on him in that game.
The two faced off for the first time last season in Week 12’s Cowboys-Panthers tilt, when Norman held Dez to just six yards and one catch on five targets. So if you’re keeping track at home, on 12 career targets against Norman, Bryant has four catches for 38 yards.
It looked like it was all over for the cheerleader. I mean, the poor girl — it was probably Jordyn — went face first into a cement walkway.
Ah, but upon closer inspection things aren’t what they seem. That “cement walkway” actually appears to be a thin surface covering the grass (stupid Dan), while Probably Jordyn somehow avoids smashing her face into the ground despite gravity and aerodynamics all pointing toward a seven-hour dental visit in the a.m.
At the end of the day, this might be the best move for Pryor. While it would have been nice to come full circle and cheap jerseys and remain with the Browns, he’s looking to maximize his market for 2017-18 and it might be tough to do so with Cleveland’s current setup. Should Hue Jackson end up nabbing a Jimmy Garoppolo-type, then Pryor might regret his choice, but in Washington he is paired with a quarterback in Kirk Cousins who is looking to do exactly the same thing.
With the organization going through some changes, it seems clear Cousins’ heart is elsewhere, too. Both now find themselves with no other option than to make the best of a bad situation and cash in a year from now. Come next March, both could be feeling very wanted.
Last season under Joe Barry, the Redskins own a milquetoast defense that ranked 28th in total yards per game allowed, 25th in pass defense and 24th against the run.
While Manusky won’t have his defense fully installed until later this month, it’s already clear to veterans players looking at the plan on paper that the new DC plans to get after the quarterback, adding a lot of pressure packages.
With the 114th overall pick, Washington took Oklahoma’s Samaje Perine, a 5-11, 233-pound bruiser who left Oklahoma with a string of broken records in his belt. Despite the presence of Joe Mixon, Perine managed to put up at least 1,000 yards and 10-plus touchdowns every season, including a starlit freshman year where he rushed for 1,713 yards and 21 touchdowns.
One scout, speaking to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, described Perine as a type of Eddie Lacy-light, which fits the mold Washington is likely trying to replace with Jones.
According to Rapoport, the extension was struck late Saturday at Prime 47 steakhouse in Indianapolis, where the NFL Scouting Combine is taking place. Saturday was also Gruden’s 50th birthday.
In three seasons with Washington, Gruden has a regular-season record of 21-26-1. He guided the Redskins to the NFC East title in ’15, but lost to Green Bay in the wild-card round of the playoffs.