AP source: Hackett hands off Broncos' play-calling duties
DENVER — (AP) — First-year Denver Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett is handing over offensive play-calling duties to quarterbacks coach Klint Kubiak, according to a person with knowledge of the decision. The Broncos are hoping for a turnaround like the Eagles had when rookie head coach Nick Sirianni turned over play-calling duties to offensive coordinator Shane Steichen at midseason last year. This is the second major move by Hackett, who received a vote of confidence two weeks ago from new team owner/CEO Greg Penner. In September, Hackett hired longtime NFL assistant coach Jerry Rosburg out of retirement to help him make game-day decisions after multiple communication breakdowns and several operational miscues. Hackett recently incorporated 7-on-7 drills at practice to help Wilson and his receivers find their rhythm.wftv.com
Week 5 Pickups: Replacements for Javonte Williams & Cordarrelle Patterson
Subscribe to the Yahoo Fantasy Football ForecastApple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsMatt Harmon and Andy Behrens break down the news coming out of NFL Week 4, including Javonte Williams’ season-ending knee injury and Cordarrelle Patterson going on IR, before discussing potential waiver wire claims that fantasy managers could make to fill the holes on their roster. 02:50 NEWS / Javonte Williams out for season (knee injury)13:05 NEWS / Jonathan Taylor might play on TNF vs. Broncos14:50 NEWS / Cordarrelle Patterson placed on Injured-Reserve18:25 NEWS / Treylon Burks has turf toe injury20:33 NEWS / Tua Tagovailoa out vs. NYJ (concussion)21:35 NEWS / Sam Darnold is “not close” to returning to Panthers25:00 Chiefs 41, Buccaneers 3133:35 Waiver Wire Pickups - RB40:00 Fantasy advice is situational42:45 Waiver Wire Pickups - WR52:41 Waiver Wire Pickups - QB & TE57:50 Getting in early59:50 Drops62:50 Hold on loosely66:35 Treviso Babes League updateCheck out the rest of the Yahoo Sports podcast family at https://apple.co/3zEuTQj or at yahoosports.com/podcastswftv.com
Wilson has sore shoulder, Broncos lose Williams, Gregory
Also, QB Russell Wilson has a sore right throwing shoulder and he was hypothetically listed as limited on the players' day off Monday. “Yeah, he got dinged up in the game and you know he’s just a little sore today,” coach Nathaniel Hackett said. As for Williams and Gregory, "both of those guys are obviously very important to our team,” Hackett said. Williams' backups faired poorly Sunday when the Broncos (2-2) lost for the fifth consecutive time to the Raiders. “This is part of football; it's a physical game,” Hackett said.wftv.com
Williams out with torn ACL, Gregory needs knee surgery
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — (AP) — Broncos standout running back Javonte Williams is out for the year after tearing his right ACL in Denver's 32-23 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders, and pass rusher Randy Gregory needs knee surgery and will miss multiple weeks. Without being specific, Hackett also said QB Russell Wilson was hypothetically listed as limited Monday on the players’ day off. Williams earned the starting job this season after sharing backfield duties with Melvin Gordon his rookie year in 2021. Williams is the second key offensive starter the Broncos have lost to a season-ending knee injury. “This is part of football; it's a physical game,” Hackett said.wftv.com
AP source: Javonte Williams out for year with torn ACL
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — (AP) — Broncos standout running back Javonte Williams is out for the year after tearing his right ACL in Denver's 32-23 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders, a person with knowledge of the medical results told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Monday ahead of coach Nathaniel Hackett's weekly news conference, where he was expected to provide an update on Williams' injury. Williams got hurt on the first play of the third quarter Sunday when he took the handoff from Russell Wilson and was tackled behind the line of scrimmage. Williams had 202 yards on 47 rushes and 76 yards on 16 carries this season. Williams' backups faired poorly Sunday when the Broncos (2-2) lost for the fifth consecutive time to the Raiders.wftv.com
Broncos starter Javonte Williams reportedly will miss season with torn ACL
Starting running back Javonte Williams will reportedly miss the rest of the season due to a torn ACL, according to multiple reports. Williams may have also torn his LCL and posterior lateral corner, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Not only does #Broncos RB Javonte Williams have a torn ACL, but the MRI revealed a a torn LCL and posterior lateral corner, sources say. Despite splitting time with Melvin Gordon last season, Williams emerged as a talented runner who looked poised to post an even better season as a sophomore. The Broncos leaned on Williams more to open the 2022 NFL season.wftv.com
Fantasy Football Week 4 Care/Don't Care: Patrick Mahomes proves yet again he's from another planet
This version of the Chiefs offense might not be the clean-cut fantasy football unit some want. After a nightmare Week 1 for everyone in Dallas, he’s totaled 259 yards on 21 catches with two scores. Jefferson ran into a tough cover corner in Darius Slay and didn't play his best game in Week 2. Romeo Doubs’ big dropThere were so many positives out of Romeo Doubs' Week 4 outing that we should choose to look past the one big negative. The deep catch would have won the Packers the game and put a massive exclamation point on Doubs’ fantasy day.wftv.com
Fantasy Football Week 3 Bust Candidates: Four NFL stars set to disappoint
Editor's note: The names listed below are NFL players who were drafted in virtually every Yahoo Fantasy league. What we are trying to explain is that expectations should be lowered this week compared to usualfor some of football's best. Aside from examining this week's matchups, this can also serve as a reminder not to overreact if one of your stars disappoints in Week 3. Aaron Rodgers @ Tampa Bay BuccaneersThe back-to-back MVP winner has lost fantasy value through no fault of his own. Tua Tagovailoa, Jared Goff, Carson Wentz and Marcus Mariota are all superior fantasy options in Week 3.wftv.com
Broncos coach Nathaniel Hackett changes tune on fateful MNF decision: 'We should have gone for it'
#Broncos Hackett said they should have gone for it on fourth down #Denver7 pic.twitter.com/wRqwUB8dxW — Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) September 13, 2022"Looking back at it, we definitely should have gone for it," Hackett told reporters on Tuesday. Hackett, a rookie head coach managing an NFL game for the first time, did, in fact, not go for it. Instead Hackett put the game of the foot of his kicker. He reiterated that line of thinking on Tuesday as the reasoning for his decision to attempt a field goal. We missed a field goal.'wftv.com
Analysis: Nathaniel Hackett's headscratcher caps wild Week 1
That put Denver facing fourth down just barely in field goal range but 5 yards shy of the first-down marker. “It put us in that weird spot there because we were in the field goal range but we were in that fourth down situation,” Hackett said. “And they didn’t have to try this desperate field goal,” Buck insisted. Hackett's headscratcher topped all of those, and he stuck with his decision even after McManus missed badly on a field goal try that didn't count because Seattle called timeout. “Well, we got the best field goal kicker maybe in the game,” Wilson said.wftv.com
Broncos' Nathaniel Hackett says he was fine with his call to try 64-yard field goal
Hackett made two questionable calls in the final minute that cost the Denver Broncos a chance to beat the Seattle Seahawks. The Broncos ended up settling for a 64-yard field goal, a very low percentage attempt, when they had other options. Hackett's explanation was that he was totally fine with a field goal from that far away. Aikman never mentioned the possibility of a field goal, and very few watching at home considered it. That's a long field goal to hit.wftv.com
Gordon back in Denver but likely flips roles with Williams
Melvin Gordon III is returning to the Denver Broncos, but it's likely that he'll serve as the second jab in the team's 1-2 punch. Gordon and rookie Javonte Williams split carries right down the middle last season, each one getting 203 handoffs, but Gordon started 16 games to Williams' one. The Broncos appear ready to turn over the featured role to Williams, but after Gordon agreed to terms on a one-year, $5 million contract this week, offensive coordinator Justin Outten didn't want to declare his lead back as the team wrapped up its initial minicamp Wednesday.news.yahoo.com
Broncos honor Demaryius Thomas with 38-10 rout of the Lions
Lions Broncos Football Denver Broncos free safety Justin Simmons (31) celebrates after making an interception against the Detroit Lions during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) (Jack Dempsey)DENVER — (AP) — The Denver Broncos honored the memory of Demaryius Thomas with tributes, decals and a 38-10 walloping of the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Then, the Broncos (7-6) took the field with just 10 men in honor of Thomas. Five plays later, Williams caught a 10-yard TD pass from Teddy Bridgewater, stretching Denver's lead to 24-10. The Broncos took over at the Lions 33 and Gordon ran it in from 14 yards out to make it 31-10.wftv.com
Texas A&M runs past North Carolina in Orange Bowl, 41-27
Texas A&M head coach Jumbo Fisher raises his hands during the trophy presentation at the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Texas A&M defeated North Carolina 41-27. 14 North Carolina 41-27 on Saturday night — capping a winless bowl season for the Atlantic Coast Conference. North Carolina: The Tar Heels gave up 24 points in the fourth quarter, after allowing just 17 points in the first 45 minutes. North Carolina still could finish ranked for only the fourth time in the last 27 seasons. North Carolina: An ACC opponent likely awaits in Week 1 next season.
Texas A&M, North Carolina look forward, await Orange Bowl
13 CFP) in the 87th edition of the Orange Bowl. “I always say this: The Orange Bowl is as good as it gets,” Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher said Friday. Thing is, neither of those running backs — Michael Carter and Javonte Williams — chose to play in the Orange Bowl. “That’s 4,000 yards worth of offense and our leading tackler on defense and two captains,” North Carolina coach Mack Brown said. With them gone, it means even more pressure will be on North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell.
No. 20 UNC runs wild, rolls past No. 9 Miami 62-26
20 North Carolina embarrassed No. Sam Howell threw for a score, ran for a score and caught a TD pass for the Tar Heels. North Carolina scored on its first six possessions, a streak that was only stopped by the clock getting to halftime. And when those rankings are updated Tuesday night, the Tar Heels will more than likely jump the Hurricanes; Miami was No. 10 in those rankings this past week, seven spots clear of North Carolina.
Williams, Carter lead No. 14 UNC past No. 23 NC State 48-21
23 North Carolina State 48-21 on Saturday in the first meeting with both rivals ranked in the AP Top 25 since 1993. And it came two weeks after Carter and Williams powered the Tar Heels to 399 yards rushing in a win against Virginia Tech. But N.C. State managed 34 yards rushing and had four turnovers. UNC: The Tar Heels had won six straight games before last weekend’s loss at FSU. UNC: The Tar Heels visit Virginia next Saturday.
Carter, No. 8 UNC run past No. 19 Virginia Tech 56-45
19 Virginia Tech. 19 Virginia Tech 56-45 on Saturday. Khalil Herbert ran for 138 yards and two touchdowns for Virginia Tech (2-1, 2-1), which again played shorthanded due to coronavirus and injury issues. “North Carolina’s explosive on offense,” Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente said. Things got closer, but the Tar Heels rolled with an offense that looked equally as prolific whether throwing or running.