Kenny Stills dropped his name into the list of catch of the year contenders Sunday with an acrobatic play against the New York Jets that he didnt secure until he was on his back on the ground.
Originally, the play by the Miami Dolphins receiver was ruled incomplete, but replay showed Stills never went out of bounds and the ball never touched the ground.
That a pretty solid impression of the tip-drill catch made by Jermaine Kearse in the Super Bowl a couple year ago.
The 36-yard completion set up the Dolphins in the red zone, and one play later, Jay Cutler connected with Jarvis Landry for a 4-yard Authentic New England Patriots Jersey touchdown.
Throwing more jump balls to Stills might not be a bad idea.
If he does have a weakness, it’s that he’s too much of a perfectionist, Gruden says. He wants everything to be perfect. Unfortunately, I can’t get guys 30 f—ing yards open all the time. There are going to be some tight-window throws he’s going to have to throw some days. I’ll call some of these in practice, and if it doesn’t look exactly the way I drew it up, he’ll [say], ‘I don’t know if I like that. I can’t call it in a game.’ I’m like, ‘Bud, c’mon.’
Just before Reid and the other players and union leadership arrived, talk among the owners turned to a final issue, small but symbolic: the seating arrangement. In collective bargaining negotiations, the owners sat opposite players and union representatives. But Goodell told the owners their job that morning was to listen; the session was not a negotiation or anything that could be resolved by a quid pro quo. The owners decided the meeting would have to start with the tiniest of gestures:
THE NIGHT BEFORE that meeting, Jerry Jones stood in a suite at Yankee Stadium, watching the Yankees play the Houston Astros in the ALCS but also, perhaps, catching a terrifying glimpse into his future. The Cowboys are what the Yankees once were: America’s most iconic team in America’s most iconic — and patriotic — sport. Jones was a man at the pinnacle of his profession that chilly night, the Hall of Fame owner whose power among his peers is drawn from a relentless skill at growing the NFL’s total revenues and the guile to outmuscle everyone.