They’re in the throes of a quarterback crisis and just fired their offensive coordinator his week.
So finally, with failed stints by Trevor Siemian and Brock Osweiler, Denver will turn to Paxton Lynch at quarterback when they play the Raiders on Sunday.
After a feel-good 4-2 start, the Dolphins are mired in a three-game losing streak during which they’ve been outscored by a combined 112-45. Of particular disappointment has been their defense, which was supposed to be a strength of the team. The Dolphins have allowed 40 points or more in two of their past three games.
After the 45-21 loss at Carolina, Dolphins defensive coordinator Matt Burke said, according to ESPN, said not having the bye week “helps us.’’
“If we had to sit two weeks and chew on that for a bye weekend and not play for two weeks … as a coach, particularly, it always helps being able to dive back in,’’ Burke said.
“There’s nobody that can come in and learn a playbook in that period of time, so there’s challenges that would be with any quarterback in any system and in any NFL building,” Colts coach Chuck Pagano said this week.
“I’m new here, still continuing to learn, continue to get better and get familiarity with the offense and the team and go from there,” Brissett said. “Since I got here, I’ve been in the playbook and trying to learn as much and asking for advice in the quarterback room.”
Brissett started two games with the Patriots last season and figures to be able to better the 225 yards of total offense Tolzien and the Indy offense was able to muster against the Rams.
5. Colin Kaepernick, quarterback, 49ers (37): No matter what your opinion of Kaepernick’s decision to sit during the national anthem, it put him in the national spotlight and made him a household name again. And from strictly a football standpoint, how Kaepernick went from one of the sport’s rising stars to somebody who couldn’t even beat out Blaine Gabbert remains a fascinating question.