- Myles Garrett fuming over officiating, poor play (ohio.com) - Five days after the Browns were throttled 34-18 by the Los Angeles Chargers, defensive end Myles Garrett still hadn’t worked through all of his anger. It became clear he wanted to get some things off his chest Friday when he met with media for the first time since the blowout loss.
- Browns show belief in Nick Chubb with trade of Carlos Hyde (ESPN) - Nick Chubb’s time in Cleveland has arrived. Six games into the season and after a near weekly occurrence of the team saying Chubb needed more carries and touches, he will get both following Carlos Hyde’s trade to Jacksonville.
The #Jaguars will be able to release newly acquired RB Carlos Hyde prior to March 15th with no dead cap incurred. Hyde has $2M of salary & a $1M roster bonus guarantee on that day. https://t.co/7YSkPZyAhu— Spotrac (@spotrac) October 19, 2018
- John Dorsey makes decision for Hue Jackson (cleveland.com) - Hue Jackson was debating between soup and a sandwich for lunch on Friday when Browns general manager John Dorsey traded his turkey club to Seattle for a conditional pick. Soup it is.
- Baker Mayfield’s stats don’t tell the whole story (PFF) - Baker Mayfield is the only quarterback among the top-13 at his position in terms of overall grade per dropback whose team has negative expected points added on those dropbacks through Week 6 of the NFL season. How is this possible? We took to PFF’s play-by-play grading on every play of every game to figure it out.
- Mike McCoy fired as OC in Arizona (azcentral.com) - A year after getting fired as offensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos and getting replaced by the quarterbacks coach, the same thing happened to Mike McCoy with the Cardinals on Friday following the team’s 45-10 loss to Denver on Thursday night.
- Marshawn Lynch out a month with groin injury (si.com) - Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch will reportedly miss at least one month of the season with a groin injury, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Lynch had an MRI this week and could possibly be placed on Injured Reserve, reports Rapoport.
- Who is on the hot seat entering Week 7? (NFL.com) - The whispers are out there. Coaches are under the microscope by antsy higher-ups, while cratering veteran passers sit in danger of being yanked for the next guy up. As October veers toward November, the breezy hopes of training camp feel more like memories of distant childhood. In Week 7, here’s what matters most among a handful of humans planted firmly on the hot seat.