Bill Belichick downplays home field, disses ‘Dallas and Kansas City’

Ouch. The Cowboys, top-seeded in the NFC like the Patriots were in the AFC, lost as a host to Green Bay in the divisional playoffs. The Chiefs, No. 2 behind the Patriots in the AFC, met the same fate in the same round at Arrowhead Stadium against Pittsburgh.

He’s a smart guy but sometimes he doesn’t do smart things, general manager Jerry Reese said, via NFL Media, adding it’s time for OBJ to grow up.

Eli Manning wasn’t as harsh.

Odell is passionate. He wants to win, Manning said. This is important for him. He wanted to go out and have the best game of his career.

Manning also added (via New York Daily News ), You do things, you’ve got to back it up, referring to OBJ.

Beckham, who had four catches for 28 yards Sunday, will be remembered for his two dropped passes in the wake of a media storm created by a social media photo showing Beckham and several teammates on a boat grabbing some sun earlier in the week in Miami.

Not a good day to be Odell Beckham Jr. or an inanimate surface near the visiting locker room at Lambeau Field.

The A’s are second-worst in the American League in strikeouts with 527, and have struck out 10 times or more in 29 games this year. They’ve also struck out 13 or more times seven times this season, including a 14 K game vs. the Yankees and Sabathia the very next day.

No, managers and front office guys aren’t going to panic the fan base in pressers and comments to media members, especially in a year when they consider themselves surprising contenders. But there should also be a modicum of honesty with the fans and even themselves.

So, what can the Yankees do with Tanaka?rams_090

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