Three days after Buccaneers safety T.J. Ward said he was at his “wit’s end” over his role in the Bucs’ defense, the three-time Pro Bowler said he wishes he would have handled things differently, going to the coaching staff instead of airing his frustrations out publicly.
8. Tom Brady has led the Patriots to five Super Bowl championships, winning it all in 2001, 2003, 2004, 2014 and 2016.
Dion Lewis, RB, New England Patriots (rostered in 20.4 percent of ESPN leagues): Lewis’ workload continued to expand in Week 8, as he saw a season-high 13 carries in the Patriots’ win over the Falcons. Over the past three weeks, he has handled 31 carries for 181 yards (5.84 yards per carry), looking the part of the team’s best running back for conventional running downs (i.e. first and second down). James White remains a major passing game factor, and Mike Gillislee will still get goal-line touches, but Lewis is a worthwhile add in 12-team (or larger) leagues for anyone looking for a useful back whose role could sustain in a high-level offense.
“That, to me, is what, when I visited with him on plays and concepts and things, whether we like or don’t like, not all of them are plays.”
The Falcons, in the midst of a three-game losing streak, are averaging 21.3 points per game going into Sunday’s road matchup with the New York Jets. The Falcons led the league at 33.8 points per game last season under former coordinator Kyle Shanahan.
Quinn said earlier in the week that he wished the Falcons could have back Direct Cheap Jerseys the fourth-and-1 jet sweep called during last Sunday night’s 23-7 loss to New England, a play that resulted in Taylor Gabriel being dropped for a 5-yard loss. In the La Kings Cheap Jerseys same breath, Quinn said the overall play selection during the game was right, but the execution wasn’t.