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Jeff Fisher lost his USFL coaching debut but his outfit was fantastic

By Cameron DaSilva | April 18, 2022 5:55 am PT

Jeff Fisher was back on the sidelines for the first time since 2016 on Sunday, making his coaching debut with the USFL’s Michigan Panthers. It didn’t go exactly as planned, with the Panthers losing to the Houston Gamblers, 17-12, in a turnover-filled, low-scoring contest.

Despite possessing the ball for 36:49, out gaining the Gamblers 363-174 in yardage and running 34 more drives than Houston, the Panthers still managed to lose this game. Shea Patterson threw for 192 yards and a touchdown in the Panthers’ loss, far outperforming his backup, Paxton Lynch; Lynch was 2-for-5, gained 1 yard and threw an interception.

The start of the game on offense was particularly ugly for Michigan, getting shut out in the first half.

What caught everyone’s attention, however, was Jeff Fisher’s fantastic outfit. He went with a more casual look on the sideline, rocking a backwards hat and a Michigan Panthers hoodie.

Immediately, everyone on Twitter had the same reaction, tweeting the meme of Steve Buscemi saying, “How do you do, fellow kids” from the show “30 Rock.”

It was fittingly accurate, too.

Here are some of the best reactions to Fisher’s USFL debut, and more importantly, his get-up.

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Nice to see Jeff back to coaching sub-.500 football. What is way more important, is his ability to seem Kool to the Kids! The next generation mostly only know football from video games, so making it seem hip is the way to go. Nothing like a 60 year old HC dressing like a 20 year old from 10 years ago. Almost as cool as, a bald Head coach, rocking a Visor in December!

P.S. Did anyone see any of the games yet?

did not even know they started until I saw this post. 

Train like you are 2nd, but play like you are 1st.

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Atlanta Falcons release RB Mike Davis after one season

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Michael Rothstein

ESPN Staff Writer

The Atlanta Falcons released running back Mike Davis on Monday, moving on from the only player the franchise signed to a multiyear deal during the 2021 offseason.

Davis, an Atlanta native, tweeted: "I appreciate everything the falcons did for me. I was able to play for my hometown and impact my community. I appreciate the fans and my family."

He had been signed by the franchise before last season with the plan of making him the team's No. 1 running back. It never quite worked out that way for Davis, as he struggled to find a rhythm throughout last season and was eventually passed on the depth chart by Cordarrelle Patterson.

Davis, 29, started eight of 17 games last season, rushing 138 times for 503 yards and three touchdowns while catching 44 passes for 259 yards and one touchdown. Those numbers were all down from his 2020 season with the Carolina Panthers -- where he was a starter for the first time -- and he had 165 carries for 642 yards and six touchdowns.

The Falcons' Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee this past season, Davis has 550 career rushes for 2,034 yards and 14 touchdowns between the Panthers, Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, Chicago Bears and Falcons. He was drafted by the 49ers in the fourth round in 2015.

In other moves Monday, the Falcons released offensive lineman Willie Beavers and linebacker James Vaughters and put long-snapper Beau Brinkley on injured reserve.

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Nick Kwiatkoski visited with Raiders

Posted by Myles Simmons on May 10, 2022, 9:39 AM EDT

With a new regime in place, the Raiders released linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski at the start of the new league year in March.

But now the two parties could be headed for a reunion.

Kwiatkoski took a free-agent visit with Las Vegas on Monday, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Media.

Kwiatkoski initially signed a three-year, $21 million deal with the Raiders in 2020. He started 12 games for the club that season, but lost his starting job in 2021. He appeared in eight games last year, mainly playing special teams in the contests.

Kwiatkoski also had a visit with the Falcons last week.

The Raiders made a pair of moves at linebacker on Monday, signing Kenny Young while releasing Justin March.

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Falcons sign Eddie Goldman

Posted by Myles Simmons on July 6, 2022, 3:57 PM EDT

Atlanta has added some depth to its defensive line.

The Falcons announced on Wednesday that they’ve signed defensive tackle Eddie Goldman to a one-year deal.

The Bears released Goldman in March after seven years with the franchise. He appeared in 81 games with 73 starts, opting out of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Returning to the team in 2021, Goldman played 14 games with 10 starts. He recorded a half-sack, 22 total tackles, and one tackle for loss.

Overall, he’s recorded 13.0 sacks, 18 tackles for loss, and 21 quarterback hits in his career.

Goldman is the second former Chicago player the Falcons have added at defensive line this offseason, having also signed Vincent Taylor in April.

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Ryan Pace adds another piece of the build for, the Bears South Franchise, he is currently assembling in Georgia!

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DT Eddie Goldman informs Falcons he intends to retire

Published: Jul 19, 2022 at 03:11 PM

Nick Shook

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The Atlanta Falcons lost a new addition Tuesday before he ever suited up for them.

Defensive tackle Eddie Goldman has informed the team he intends to retire, the Falcons announced.

Goldman signed with Atlanta less than two weeks ago, agreeing to join the Falcons on a one-year deal. His decision to join the Falcons came after a prolonged free agency that began with Chicago releasing the 28-year-old interior defender ahead of the start of the new league year.

After spending all seven years (six seasons due to his decision to opt out of the COVID-19-affected 2020 season) with the Bears, Goldman was set to start a new chapter in Atlanta. But with camp approaching, he chose otherwise, walking away from the game just shy of his 29th birthday.

Goldman began his career with the Bears on a strong note, joining the team as the 39th-overall pick of the 2015 draft and recording 4.5 sacks in his rookie season. In his first three years, Goldman posted 8.5 sacks, 84 tackles (10 for loss) and one fumble recovery, and the combined performance was enough to convince former Bears general manager Ryan Pace to sign Goldman to a four-year extension worth $42 million.

Goldman responded to the pay raise by posting the best season of his career, per Pro Football Focus, which gave him an overall defensive grade of 87.9. He opted out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 and returned to a struggle-filled campaign in 2021, appearing in 14 games but starting in just 10 of them and finishing with the worst PFF grades of his career by a significant margin.

Pace was fired following the 2021 season, and the new regime decided it was time to part with Goldman with one year remaining on his contract. He followed Pace -- now a Falcons senior personnel executive -- to Atlanta earlier this month, but decided against continuing his career with Tuesday's decision.

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And this boys and girls is why the Bears moved on from this guy. After he got paid, he lost his desire to play football. No Hicks around to motivate his lazy butt, means he is done. If you cannot get up the will to work out and play football for millions of dollars, nothinig can help you.

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Jordan Howard among players Steelers work out

Posted by Charean Williams on July 29, 2022, 10:20 PM EDT

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The Steelers worked out four players, including running back Jordan Howard. Running back Josh Adams, offensive guard Mike Panasiuk and defensive tackle Hauati Pututau were the others.

Howard has remained a free agent since March.

He entered the NFL as a fifth-round choice of the Bears in 2016. After Howard had back-to-back, 1,000-yard seasons followed by a 935-yard season, Chicago traded him to the Eagles for a sixth-round selection in 2019.

Howard played out his rookie contract with the Eagles, rushing for 525 yards and six touchdowns, before signing a two-year, $10 million deal with the Dolphins in free agency.

Miami waived Howard during the 2020 season, and he signed with the Eagles’ practice squad.

In 2021, Howard appeared in seven games and rushed for 406 yards and touchdowns on 86 carries for the Eagles.

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Poor guy traded because he was not a scheme fit for Nagy's circus. Bears should have traded Nagy for a 6th and saved fans all that sillyness. (Fluke 2018 season aside)

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