It had to be a Thursday. Of all the days of the week cosmically aligned with the NFL’s magical ability to spin rotting straw into gold, it’s fitting that the Chad Henne era in Jacksonville begins on a Thursday night.
The Browns have won exactly one season-opener since returning to Cleveland in 1999 and are the biggest underdogs in the opening week of 2017. One big reason why is the arm of Roethlisberger, who has a full assortment of offensive playmakers at his disposal in Week 1 as the Steelers face a Browns defense that surrendered a season-high 36 passing touchdowns last season. Advantage: Big Ben. — Joe Kaiser
About a year ago, the NFL became one of the largest funders of concussion research in the United States. It almost seemed like the league had begun to take head trauma seriously. It hasn’t.
Last September, the league launched its “Play Smart. Play Safe.” initiative, which began with a promise of $100 million from the league and all 32 team owners toward “independent medical research and engineering advancements.” That’s a lot of money! Commissioner Roger Goodell admitted at the time that “there is skepticism about our work in this area.”
“I said, ‘Listen, Georgia needs a winner. Every Newton that I know is a winner. You dig what I’m saying? They missed out on yet another one.'” Newton said.
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