While most fans are now fully preparing to watch teams with week 4 matchups, we look back at Week 3 with a brief recap of the five most interesting stories from our five weeks of coverage.
From the Cowboys’ front office to the weathered state of the Seattle Seahawks, we examine these stories that you may have missed this past weekend.
Cowboys’ Garrett refuses to name 2 quarterbacks during 53-man roster cuts
Not only did the Cowboys give two names to their starting quarterback, Dak Prescott and Kellen Moore, rookie Mike White was also put on the 53-man roster. Pro Football Talk (@ProFootballTalk)
While the Packers, who the Cowboys face on Sunday, lost their starting quarterback last week in Aaron Rodgers, they certainly did not make any friend with their final roster cuts.
After placing Matt Flynn on the reserve-non-football illness list on Wednesday, they trimmed their roster down from 90 to 53 players on Saturday. They kept their best defensive player, Larry Donnell, on the team.
But the team also cut three young quarterbacks who were teammates during the preseason.
Dak Prescott back in the starting lineup for the Dallas Cowboys after Dak Prescott suffered a broken bone in his back
Not only did the Cowboys give two names to their starting quarterback, Dak Prescott and Kellen Moore, rookie Mike White was also put on the 53-man roster.
Atlanta took a big gamble in drafting QB Matt Ryan in 2006. Ryan is one of the best players in the NFL.https://t.co/NYv2CrTJtc — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 3, 2016
Even though the Falcons are enjoying an undefeated start to the season, it was a gut check to close out the last game of the preseason last Thursday against the Ravens.
Believe it or not, coach Dan Quinn took a big risk playing QB Matt Ryan in his first preseason game of the year against the Ravens. Ryan was banged up, and the team called it a victory. But Quinn wanted the current No. 1 overall pick to at least get reps before the game.
The Ravens got their revenge a few days later, but the Falcons win was significant. Ryan was the best player on the field in what was his NFL debut. The game was also played on Monday night, which meant the Falcons were home-field advantage for the game.
A star is born for Seahawks’ Doug Baldwin
Doug Baldwin made one of the best catches you will ever see. The catch was immediate and was in incredible position for any receiver, let alone Baldwin, who is 6-foot-3. David Richard of King 5 (@SeahawksFilmStudy)
Seattle wide receiver Doug Baldwin has been known for being fast and elusive for most of his career, but you may have never heard of the way he’s made one of the best catches you will ever see.
In Week 3 against the Arizona Cardinals, the Seahawks’ wide receiver made one of the best catches you will ever see. In the same game, the Cardinals’ safety was able to “crack” Baldwin’s helmet in the process of making the play. Even though nobody saw it, Baldwin walked off the field before going back in.
Harbaugh doesn’t like the social media in Michigan
Jim Harbaugh (looking generally proud and prepared) this week is no longer able to ‘man the cupboard and see who’s got the best pumpkins’ at #WinningState https://t.co/YRIvB9Mo0i — Ninedo Ayogo (@nickheldogao) October 4, 2016
While you will see plenty of social media comments poking fun at both Harbaugh and coach Jim Kelly this week, don’t worry — we don’t endorse that behavior, either.
This is one of Harbaugh’s umpteenth times on our site. “We don’t have social media in our state, which is a disgrace,” Harbaugh said about the state of Michigan, via ESPN.
“We don’t have to worry about the social media in the state of Michigan where people are going to attack the competitor. We don’t have that problem. There’s no need to have that.”
Also, we’re not saying Kelly is on the same “level” as Harbaugh (which is a big insult), but it is just another example of how Harbaugh is approaching this job so well.