Jackson should go, too, but is it a must? New Cleveland general manager John Dorsey can try to finesse bringing back Jackson for continuity purposes, but how does one sell bringing back a coach who is 1-29 in two seasons? How is that going to excite the fan base into believing things really are going to change? The Browns have already blown through Chris Palmer, Butch Davis, Romeo Crennel, Eric Mangini, Pat Shurmur, Rob Chudzinski, Mike Pettine and Jackson. If Jackson stays, then Cleveland better have a quarterback plan in place.
Maybe? He’s been wearing the J Wall 1 in games since he re-signed with the brand, but that doesn’t necessarily mean anything for a new shoe in the future. But Wall says there could be one coming, but he’ll have to work for it.
Wall is an All-Star and is one of the more prominent names on Adidas’ roster — it’d be hard to see him going too long without one. But he’ll probably be considered behind Kristaps Porzingis and Joel Embiid, who are also part of Adidas’ roster. But currently, the brand only has two prominent basketball signature-shoe athletes with James Harden and Damian Lillard, plus a third if we include Derrick Rose, but he isn’t the same name he used to be.
Texans coach Bill O’Brien on rumors he could resign: I will never quit as the head football coach of the Houston Texans. Ever… I’ll never resign as the head football coach of the Houston Texans. So, that’s basically where that’s at, and I don’t know where these I didn’t even read the story, I was told about it a little bit. So, I’m not sure where they come from… I don’t know where those things come from.
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton on Damiere Byrd’s questionable touchdown against the Packers: I guess it pays to have little (butt) cheeks.
Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter on containing Julio Jones only to have Falcons running back Devonta Freeman go off for a big night: We had 10 guys on (Jones) and it made it tough to tackle Freeman with only one guy left.
Wall wanted more money to re-sign with the brand. In 2015, Adidas signed James Harden to a 13-year, $200 million deal. Wall was offered an eight-year, $66 million extension in 2015 according to ESPN’s Nick DePaula and turned it down with the belief that his value was closer to what Harden’s was.