Patriots backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan could be going from Super Bowl opponents to leading the 49ers together next season.
The Patriots are looking to get a first-round pick and more for Tom Brady’s understudy and are hoping quarterback-needy teams lineup for a bidding war over the 25-year-old Garoppolo this offseason.
Tynes was one of at least three Buccaneers players to contract a MRSA infection in 2013. Former Pro Bowl guard Carl Nicks was another, and the Bucs reached a $3 million settlement with Nicks in 2014 to end his lawsuit. Terms of Tynes’ financial settlement with the Bucs were not disclosed.
White and Mitchell join cornerback Malcolm Mitchell and former receiver Deion Branch as unexpected Super Bowl heroes for the Patriots.
White, a third-year player from Wisconsin, set a Super Bowl record with 14 receptions for 110 yards and a touchdown. He also ran for 29 yards on six carries and scored twice on the ground, including the game-winner in overtime.
Goodell said San Diego’s stadium issue wasn’t new and has been a problem over the last 15 years.
“Everyone recognized a new stadium was needed,” he said.
Try very hard to remember this for the next six years, though (or five or four, depending on whether he lasts his entire initial contract, in light of who did the hiring):
As hideous as that was in the brightest spotlight of his coordinator career, the mismanagement of that 25-point lead won’t define Shanahan’s head-coaching career. It doesn’t define his coordinator career, for that matter.