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Tuesday’s “First Call” includes a look at the Cowboys quarterback situation this week as the Steelers prepare for a trip to Dallas.
The Ravens made history during their defeat by the Steelers on Sunday. John Harbaugh defends his team’s coronavirus practices.
And Antonio Brown’s legal team works overtime before making his Tampa Bay Buccaneers debut.
Dalton or DiNucci;
The Steelers are preparing for Sunday’s game in Dallas. And the Cowboys are not sure who the quarterback will be yet.
Former Pine-Richland quarterback Ben DiNucci was in the center when the team lost to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. He replaced Andy Dalton, who hosted former Steelers linebacker Jon Bostic two weeks ago in Washington.
And, according to Jon Machota of The Athletic, Dalton has not yet cleared the concussion protocol.
Mike McCarthy said there were no serious injuries to announce he would be out last night.
He said Andy Dalton had not formally cleared the concussion protocol. The Cowboys are hopeful it will happen soon and Dalton will start on Sunday
– Jon Machota (onjonmachota) November 2, 2020
DiNucci was 21 out of 40 for 180 yards. He was fired four times, and did not throw a touchdown. The former Pete Panther did not even intervene. But he fell twice on the road with a 23-9 loss.
Defeat of history
Although the Steelers beat Baltimore Ravens 28-24 on Sunday, the Ravens made some history.
With Mark Ingram, the Ravens had a historically balanced attack with Lamar Jackson, JK Dobbins & Gus Edwards.
Baltimore became the first team to have 3 players with 15-plus rush attempts in a game since 1981 Bears (Walter Payton, Matt Suhey & Willie McClendon), per Elias.
– Jamison Hensley (@ jamisonhensley) November 2, 2020
And according to CBSOn Sunday, the Ravans became the first team since at least 1950 to beat their 200-yard opponent and beat and lose.
So, perhaps, better, the Steelers made history by offsetting the Ravens story.
Stop the ball
Former Steeler Antonio Brown is trying to sue.
Why; Because, believe it or not, it’s good for his career.
A delay in the test date would not ensure that the case was resolved only after the NFL season was over. Without follow-up, the harmful test testimony (including any sworn admissions) could jeopardize the state of his game (and work) with the Bucs.
– Daniel Wallach (@WALLACHLEGAL) November 3, 2020
As ProFootballTalk.com points out“It is clear that he wants to delay the test date. Although the request can only come from the crossroads of the pandemic and the legal system, any delay after the end of the NFL season benefits Brown.”
Currently, Brown is watching to play on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. And It is said to refer to the bay of Tampa in excellent shape.
This is not surprising. Brown’s dedication to the gym is never a problem. His dedication to the team, the league and the municipal rules is usually the problem.
His Bucs may need help. They just beat the New York Giants 25-23 in “Monday Night Football”.
Harbaugh at Humphrey
Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh defends corner kick by Marlon Humphrey – and the rest of his players – after being diagnosed with Humphrey’s coronavirus.
He insists his team was not lax in implementing the protocol before losing to the Steelers. And that Humphrey tested positive for covid-19 before the Steelers game simply because he’s a pandemic and positive.
Not because he broke the rules.
“Our kids have done a great job of it. If we had kids acting irresponsibly, we would be completely.” pic.twitter.com/Kq9BZzuf9L
– Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) November 2, 2020
OKAY. I’m buying it. I accept.
What I dispute is how a man appears sick, is sent home on Wednesday. Then, probably, he tests negatively on Thursday and Friday and plays on Sunday… without a positive test until the results come back on Monday.
What I do not dispute is how Humphrey got sick. It’s how the doctors let it happen or how they didn’t catch it earlier.
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