Long before he entered the family business of chasing quarterbacks, before he helped rejuvenate the 49ers and became a Defensive Rookie of the Year contender, Nick Bosa was simply a 7-year-old who didn’t get his way. He wanted to play football. His parents wanted him to wait. And that’s how young Nick ended up sprawled on the kitchen floor of the family’s home in Miami, arms and legs flailing, screaming, “If you don’t let me play, I’m going to die!” “He just freaked out,” his mom, Cheryl, said this week. “What 7-year-old says that?” Cheryl Bosa and her then-husband, John, had good reason to prefer their sons, Joey and Nick, delay their introduction to the sport. John Bosa, a first-round draft choice of the Dolphins in 1987, blew out his knees and lasted only three years in the NFL. He knew firsthand the game’s physical risks, so he tried to keep his boys away from contact as long as possible. “Their mom and I … [Read more...] about 49ers’ Nick Bosa follows family footsteps on path to sacking quarterbacks
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BOSTON (CBS) — It is Friday afternoon, and in just over 48 hours, the Patriots will take on the Kansas City Chiefs in an important AFC clash. The Patriots, however, still do not have a kicker on their roster. The Patriots may re-sign veteran kicker Nick Folk ahead of Sunday’s game, but Ian Rapoport backed off that report shortly after he Tweeted it out Friday morning. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick didn’t offer any info when asked about the team’s kicking situation Friday morning, so the mystery continues. But we can cross at least one person off the list of potential kickers on Sunday: Tom Brady. The Patriots quarterback had some fun toward the end of his Friday afternoon press conference when ESPN Boston’s Mike Reiss asked if Brady popped up on Thursday’s injury report with a toe injury because he was practicing putting the ball through the uprights. “Nope, that’s not how I hurt it,” Brady said with a grin. “And … [Read more...] about Tom Brady Is NOT The Patriots New Kicker
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Hello darkness, our old friend — or is that Eli Manning, a glimpse of light for Eagles fans? The Eagles’ backs are up against the wall and much of it is their own doing. After losing last Sunday in Miami, the Eagles have no room for error if they want to win the NFC East. It begins Monday night at Lincoln Financial Field against the New York Giants. CBS3’s football experts have your weekly breakdown and predictions. That was an unmitigated disaster. The Eagles’ defense picked the wrong time to fall apart and, once again, the offense couldn’t come up with critical plays when needed. Should fans hold onto any hope or did Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Dolphins put the final nail in the coffin of this head-scratching season? Sports Director Don Bell: It depends on what you mean by “hope.” The preseason Super Bowl talk is a thing of the past. Those dreams are long gone. But fans can still hope for a playoff appearance. … [Read more...] about Eagles-Giants Week 14 Predictions: Can Birds Keep Faint Playoff Hopes Alive On Monday Night?