ICYMI: May 18 2017, News from around the NFL

Image result for alex smithWhen addressing successor Patrick Mahomes, Alex Smith told reporters that he understands the business quite well — enough to know that the writing may be on the wall if he doesn’t play well.

Source: Alex Smith: Chiefs committed to me through 2017 – NFL.com

 

It’s a fallacy to think we only run a 3-4 defense.

Source: A tale of Denver’s defense and how varied it is. Bet you can’t guess how many combos were used. • Denver Broncos Zone

 

On the same day that the opening of the Los Angeles stadium was delayed by a year comes news that the Las Vegas stadium likely won’t be. Via ESPN.com, the Las Vegas Stadium Authority unanimously approved on Thursday a lease agreement. The agreement comes only days before the last NFL ownership meeting until October. Without approval…

 

Source: Las Vegas, Raiders strike a lease deal | ProFootballTalk

 

Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who made the rounds last week in Manhattan (including a visit to 30 Rock and a spot on PFT Live) had a second media tour in support of efforts to promote awareness of the signs and symptoms of exertional heat stroke. His appearance on The Dan Patrick Show came one day…

Source: Drew Brees: I wouldn’t tell my wife about a concussion |

 

Rams owner Stan Kroenke won’t be getting that fancy new stadium quite yet

Source: NFL’s new Los Angeles stadium for Rams, Chargers delayed a full year until 2020 – CBSSports.com

 

The time is approaching when the PR dance in Englewood will have to end.

Source: A tale of two quarterbacks. Stats as varied as their physiques. • Denver Broncos Zone

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