Mack's Sacks Are Coming, Brady Bashes Officials, the Craziest College Football Finish, and Other Bears Bullets

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Mack’s Sacks Are Coming, Brady Bashes Officials, the Craziest College Football Finish, and Other Bears Bullets

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The results of baseball games have knocked me down each of the last two nights, but I’m going to keep watching until there are no more games left to watch. That’s just what fans do.

  • I have to start Bullets with Tulane coming back from a 21-point deficit to beat Houston with two of the wildest plays you will ever see:

  • If Matt Nagy isn’t installing the fake kneel down as you are reading this, we should riot.
  • Or maybe he already has it in his playbook and is mad because someone else used it before he could. In any case, the fans demand more magic. At minimum, more offensive touchdowns.
  • Khalil Mack sack SZN is coming:

  • Mack leads Bears pass-rushers with 125 defensive snaps, but has just one sack, one quarterback hit, and two tackles-for-loss in two games. But based on the data presented by PFF, it is easy to come to the conclusion that some big games are coming his way. So long as Mack continues to keep bringing the heat, he will get home in due time. Or he will continue to draw holding penalties on helpless offensive linemen. Well, unless officials stop calling holding penalties.
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  • Patriots quarterback Tom Brady wasn’t happy with the officiating in Thursday night’s game between the Jaguars and Titans:

  • And it turns out Brady was on to something:

  • For starters, nothing but love for Brady โ€” if only because he and I have the same reaction when officials impact games more than they should. Athletes … they’re just like us! I also vibe with Brady and his “let us play” angle. Penalties are harmful for teams (that’s the point of them, after all), but they also trip up the pace, rhythm, and flow of the game. Jacksonville playing Tennessee does not make me want to run to the TV, but a back-and-forth game with some pace and action could keep me interested. Hopefully, officials get their act together so fans like us can see what we came to watch in the first place.
  • The line for Gardner Minshew II is an eye-brow raiser: 20/30, 204 yards, 2 TD, 108.2 rating. It’s as if the argument for finding a developmental quarterback has some legs.
  • But you can cross Chad Kelly’s name off that list of developmental projects. He re-signed with the Colts’ practice squad on Thursday afternoon.
  • Lots of great deals today at Amazon, including Instant Pot, so jump on that.
  • The Bears defense is loaded with high-end talents with non-stop motors who have the drive to get better. Remember when Eddie Jackson had a tackling problem out of college? Seems like a distant memory now, especially after tying a single-game career best with 10 tackles against the Broncos. As it turns out, playmakers always find a way to hone their craft and get better, as Larry Mayer writes over at the Bears’ official site.
  • The Bears’ offensive problems are a two-way street:

  • Waiting all weekend for Monday night:

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Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.