The Heisman Five: Saquon Barkley Strengthens Case as Running Backs Take Hold of Race

Bryce Love was off and Saquon Barkley was piling up style points right from the jump against Michigan, burning the nation’s top defense for a 68-yard carry on his first play. The crazy thing about this Heisman race is how it became even more running back heavy, with Notre Dame’s Josh Adams running through rival USC on a national TV stage.

The selection committee meets at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas, every Monday and Tuesday, starting Oct. 30 this year. The committee members each vote on a computer and, in groups of six or eight, they debate and rank the teams through seven rounds of voting. They each come prepared with their own preliminary top 30, but rank only 25. They are guided by the following non-weighted criteria “to decide among teams that are comparable:”

Whether Elliott will “win” a so-far successful appeals process comes down to his latest injunction hearing, scheduled for Monday. If the presiding judge sides with the league and Elliott’s suspension begins, the question must be asked:

Would the Cowboys have been better off had Elliott just accepted his six-game punishment in the first place?

The Cowboys are 4-3 going into Week 9. Their losses have come to the Packers and Rams at home, and to the Broncos on the road, with Elliott being a non-factor in Denver. Their wins have come in Cheap Jackie Robinson Jerseys comfortable fashion against the Giants, Cardinals, 49ers and Redskins.

Based on that schedule and with a few twists (like Los Angeles being much better and New York being much worse than expected), Dallas’ record through seven games seems about Cheap International Soccer Jerseys right. The Cowboys probably would have paved a similar path without Elliott given they were projected to go 4-2 with him.

Dolphins fear Ryan Tannehill might be ‘done’ for season, report says

The initial wave of optimism emerging from South Florida on Thursday afternoon about Ryan Tannehill’s injury may have been premature.

ESPN reported overnight that the Dolphins believe the quarterback may need season-ending surgery after going down with a non-contact injury to his left knee Thursday morning.

The final determination won’t come until more doctors get a look at Tannehill’s knee, but one source told ESPN, “He’s done, I think.”

“I can’t lie, we’re all scared,” Davis said Friday, via the Denver Post. “We’re concerned because we don’t know what the future holds. When I’m at home and I do something, if I forget something I have to stop to think, ‘Is this because I’m getting older or I’m just not using my brain, or is this an effect of playing football? I don’t know that.”

Davis, who was the NFL MVP in 1998 after rushing for 2,008 yards and helping the Broncos repeat as Super Bowl champions, said he tries to keep his mind “as sharp as possible,” but that still does not take away the fear he has for his future health.

“Yeah, I’m scared… but I also know the game has gone through great lengths to change, from Pop Warner to college,” Davis said. “People ask me the question, would you let your kids play? Yeah, I would. Now, 10 years ago I may have said something different. But now, the way they’re teaching kids to Cheap International Soccer Jerseys tackle, the fact that they identify concussions a lot faster, they sit you out a couple plays, you’re not going to practice as long. All that stuff is helping the game of football. But, yes, I’m Cheap Jarome Iginla Jerseys concerned.”