Football is back and that also means hard hits and blocks that everyone loves that go viral.
One of the bigger ones from the Sunday NFL games came from SNF that featured the Cowboys and Buccaneers.
It was Leonard Fournette with a legal chip block on Cowboys LB Micah Parsons. Social media loved the block, while Parsons, on the other hand thought fans were boosting the block.
He went to Twitter to say that the tape needs to be watched and you’ll see what happens when the two meet up one on one. He also threw in that Fournette is a straight p*ssy for hitting someone when they aren’t looking.
A couple of things here.
Fournette is right in front him so it isn’t Fournette’s problem that Parsons didn’t anticipate the chip block coming. He can’t stop and tell Parsons to look at him before he hits him. It is a perfectly legal block. Fournette got right in his chest (not his legs) like you are taught. People believe Parsons is just upset the Cowboys lost.
Tom Brady as the first 45-year-old starting quarterback in NFL history looked quite a bit like the younger versions.
Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys were left with an old, familiar feeling that isn’t quite so fuzzy.
Brady and Mike Evans connected on a punctuating touchdown, Leonard Fournette ran for 127 yards, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers dominated the Cowboys 19-3 in a season opener Sunday night.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said after the game Prescott needs surgery for a fracture near the thumb on his throwing hand and will miss multiple weeks, a season-altering blow for the defending NFC East champs.
A rough night for Prescott got worse after his right hand struck a defender when throwing a pass in the fourth quarter. He was checked on the sideline before jogging to the locker room.
The latest injury came almost two years after the compound fracture of Prescott’s right ankle on the same field, a gruesome injury that ended his 2020 season in Week 5.
“It’s very disappointing, but injuries happen,” Prescott said. “Can’t necessarily control it. Obviously going to miss some time, not be there for my team. And that’s what hurts more than anything.”
Brady was in control throughout despite an extended break during training camp to attend to personal issues. The seven-time Super Bowl champ got a big assist from the defense in Todd Bowles’ debut as Tampa Bay’s coach following three seasons as defensive coordinator.
“I always play the game for my team, my teammates and the organization,” Brady said. “Just being around them is something I always enjoy. It keeps me very grounded, very humble. I feel like just one of the guys. Not many places where I can go where I feel like just one of the guys, but the locker room’s definitely one of those places.”
Glad the NFL is back.
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