“I love the city of Philadelphia,” Reid told reporters this week. “I love my time there with the organization. You don’t stay some place for 14 years and not have a fondness for a place. And I always wish them the best, except when we play them. I’m always pulling for the Eagles. Always pulling for them.”
“I just can’t get caught up in that record,’’ Pederson said. “I can’t get caught up on who’s on the other sideline. I just have to focus on my job and getting our team ready to play.”
Texans’ opener… There were reports Monday that the Jaguars were informed their season-opening game Sunday against the Texans will be played in Houston, as scheduled. The Texans reaffirmed that after previously expressing their preference for that. Their stadium did not sustain significant damage in the flooding that ravaged the city during and after Hurricane Harvey.
If there had been a need for the game to be moved, the Jaguars and Texans could have switched their Week 1 and Week 15 games so that Sunday’s contest would be played in Jacksonville and the Dec. 17 game would be played in Houston. That would have left the Texans playing their first three games of the season on the road, and Houston would not have had to be ready to host a game until Oct. 1. Alternatively, the Alamodome in San Antonio offered to host this weekend’s game.
“One fact still remains: They haven’t won a Super Bowl since they got caught. They are cheaters,” Williams said in August.
He was referring to Spygate, when the New England Patriots were busted for illegally videotaping the Jets’ defensive signals during the first game of the 2007 season.
Then, as now with a series of disturbing incidents of domestic violence, the NFL seemed more interested in covering up the problem than investigating it.
“It really shows you what’s truly important to the NFL — and that’s ‘duck and cover,’?” said Bryan O’Leary, author of the book “Spygate: The Untold Story.”
And that’s why certain allegations — including that the Pats were using a Cheap Authentic NHL Jerseys radio frequency outside the NFL’s purview to -illegally communicate information to quarterback Tom Brady during the game — were seemingly ignored, O’Leary says.
The Jets play their archrivals again this Thursday, and Cheap Authentic Baseball Jerseys some fans are still fuming about the advantage the Patriots had over them — and that it was never fully probed.
“I just don’t understand it,” said lifelong Jets fan Ira Lieberfarb, 60. “They got caught cheating, and it should have been investigated in more -detail. I find it very strange.”