Ray Lewis and Fox Sports confirmed Sporting News’ exclusive story that the two-time Super Bowl champion is joining Fox and FS1 as an NFL analyst.
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Something to which Hill takes exception is when people say Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith is a check-down quarterback. Hill said Smith has a much stronger arm than people give him credit and Kansas City’s ability to stretch the field could surprise some this season.
People are going to realize that this year, Hill said. Everybody’s going to eat. It’s not just one guy. We’ve got multiple weapons on this offense and everybody can make plays.
While the Chiefs selected former Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, Hill said the Chiefs are still Smith’s team.
We all know Pat Mahomes can throw the ball a very far distance, Hill said. He’s going to be good when his number’s called. But right now, we all ride with Alex. He’s the big dog and the leader of the offense and this team.
Armstead’s injury was the second major blow suffered by the Saints’ offensive line this offseason, with center Max Unger needing foot surgery that is expected to sideline him for at least the start of training camp. Strief said the absence of both does create a leadership void that he is trying to fill along with new right guard Larry Warford, who left Detroit for a four-year, $34 million contract.
Youth Cameron Artis-Payne Jersey I have to take some of that responsibility, said Strief, who joined the Saints as a seventh-round pick from Northwestern in 2006. And with Larry, we’ve got another guy who’s been around. He’s a great worker and someone for those (younger) guys to look up to.