From 007 to Dirty Dancing

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Much like her favorite NFL team, Rita Carvalho didn’t expect quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to remain on the San Francisco 49ers this deep into the offseason. But for Carvalho, Garoppolo’s extended stay by the Bay has turned a social media tribute into a labor of love. Love for Garoppolo. Love for the … Read more

Better, worse or the same? Looking at the Las Vegas Raiders’ offense – Las Vegas Raiders Blog

HENDERSON, Nev. — It’s not often a team that just played in the postseason undergoes a massive rehaul, from front office philosophy to on-the-field playcalling. Yet, here are the Las Vegas Raiders, implementing a certain Patriot Way via the arrivals of coach Josh McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler in January from New England. As … Read more

Fantasy football – 2021 second-half stats to believe in for 2022

6:51 AM ET Eric MoodyESPN In his final seven regular-season games last season, Tee Higgins accumulated 90 fantasy points. By comparison, Higgins’ teammate Ja’Marr Chase accumulated only 99.4 in his final eight. As for Bengals signal-caller Joe Burrow, he tied Josh Allen for the most fantasy points from Weeks 14 to 17. Additionally, Kirk Cousins … Read more

What women’s football means to queer community

Journalists Frankie de la Cretaz and Lyndsey D’Arcangelo, and Semi-Pro Hall of Fame linebacker Holly Custis, discuss women’s football as a safe queer space. Heterosexual men have fought to keep football reserved for men, justifying gendered exclusion with everything from quack medical theories about female anatomy to a sneaky clause in Title IX that still … Read more

How soon will Kenny Pickett, Desmond Ridder and NFL rookie quarterbacks play? Predicting when each early-round QB will start

7:00 AM ET NFL NationESPN One year after five quarterbacks were drafted in the top 15, only one was selected in the first 73 picks of the 2022 NFL draft. Three others were drafted before the end of Round 3, and only two more came off the board before Round 7. It was certainly a … Read more

How underdog Sam Mills became a Hall of Famer

12:45 PM ET David Newton Close ESPN Staff Writer Covered Panthers, NFL for 11 years More than 25 years experience covering NFL, college football and NASCAR Joined ESPN in 2006 Mike Triplett Close ESPN Staff Writer Covered Saints for eight years at New Orleans Times-Picayune Previously covered LSU football, San Francisco 49ers Iowa native and … Read more

Seahawks hoping new scheme helps Jamal Adams rediscover production – Seattle Seahawks Blog

6:00 AM ET Brady HendersonESPN RENTON, Wash. — The Seattle Seahawks are undergoing their most significant defensive shift under coach Pete Carroll. They have a new coordinator in Clint Hurtt, who was promoted before Seattle hired a pair of high-ranking assistants to work with him. The new brain trust of Carroll — Hurtt, associate head … Read more

How Lacie DeCosta became the leader of the ‘Ravens flock’ on social media – Baltimore Ravens Blog

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Brie Brown is in her first year of teaching kindergarten in the Baltimore area, and she sent out a wish list for classroom items on Twitter, adding the hashtag “Ravens Flock.” The next day, Brown got a package that caught her attention. “I was like, there’s no way,” Brown said. “I … Read more

Fantasy football – NFL’s 10 most intriguing second-year players for 2022

For many fantasy football managers, a great deal of emphasis is placed on trying to identify which NFL players will take a big step in their development and become fantasy stars. Oftentimes, the obvious targets are those entering their second seasons, with the benefit of a full offseason to make improvements. Our staff will be … Read more

Lawsuit filed against Houston Texans alleges team ‘enabled’ Deshaun Watson’s behavior

12:18 PM ET Jack Trotter Close ESPN Staff Writer Covers the Big 12 Joined in 2011 Graduate of Washington & Lee University John Barr Close Joined ESPN in June 2003 Winner: 2013 Peabody Award; 2011 Edward R. Murrow Award/Video Investigative Reporting Covers breaking news, investigative pieces and human interest features The Houston Texans … Read more