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Tim Benz

In Tuesday’s “First Call,” Le’Veon Bell isn’t missing football. Home run prediction comes true. It’s Ryan Fitzpatrick’s world, and we are all just living in it. Josh Gordon is a Patriot. Russell Wilson is running for his life.


How’s the water?

While Rome burns in Pittsburgh, Le’Veon Bell is fiddling away in Miami. The Pittsburgh Steelers running back is passing the time jet skiing as he waits to report to the team facility.

TMZ has the photos and a video (containing strong language).

You know, for a guy who is so worried about his health before free agency, I wonder if jet skiing is the best idea.


Winning!

Not only is Ryan Fitzpatrick winning the day on the field in Tampa lately, he’s winning off of it, too.

The Bucs quarterback is getting rave reviews for his postgame press conference look. He channeled his inner Conor McGregor for the Q&A session.

If those clothes look a little small, that’s because they are. They belong to teammate DeSean Jackson.


This won’t last

For as bad as things are in Pittsburgh with the secondary, how about what’s happening along the offensive line in Seattle?

The Seahawks allowed six more sacks of Russell Wilson during a “Monday Night Football” loss in Chicago. That’s on top of six in Week 1.

Seattle is now 0-2. They play Dallas next. And the Cowboys have nine sacks on the year, second-best behind the Bears who have 10.

Good luck with that.

Wilson took a beating last year, as well. Seattle is playing with fire allowing him to be hit this much.


Brady on Gordon

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady spoke about New England’s acquisition of receiver Josh Gordon. Via WEEI, this is what he said to Jim Gray during halftime of the “Monday Night Football” radio broadcast.

“I hate to make projections and expectations. That’s not fair and I have never met Josh personally, just like I hadn’t met some of the guys who have come in the last couple of weeks. We’ll see how it goes this week. Hopefully he can work hard, put the team first and end up helping us in any role he can find for himself on the team.”

Go ahead and stash Gordon on your fantasy roster now. At least play him against the Steelers in your playoffs during Week 15. You know he’ll pop off for at least two touchdowns at Heinz Field.


Well played

Cubs slugger Kris Bryant hadn’t hit a home run since coming off the disabled list. That had been 49 at-bats. The slump ended last night when he hit one out of the park against Arizona.

More impressive, though, was Chicago color commentator Jim Deshaies. He called the shot on the team’s broadcast as Bryant stepped in to hit.

Are there any good race tracks or casinos in Arizona Jim can visit before the Cubs leave town?

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