The Detroit Lions have fired head coach Jim Caldwell after four seasons with the franchise
Gurley is one of several Rams, including QB Jared Goff, who won’t play Sunday as the Rams (11-4) eye a a playoff game next Saturday or Sunday against an opponent to be determined Sunday.
The Rams are in that position, in no small part, because of Gurley, who has put his name in the conversation about the MVP award, which has been dominated by quarterbacks over the past decade (Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, in 2012, is the only non-quarterback to win the award in the past 10 years).
So, McVay was asked, could Gurley �� with 19 touchdowns to go with his league-leading (for now) rushing yardage �� be named MVP over, say, Pats QB Tom Brady?
The investigation, which concluded Dec. 28, determined the allegations could not be substantiated, but, according to Heeke and Robbins, Arizona Athletics did become aware of information, both before and during the investigation, which caused it to be concerned with the direction and climate of the football program.
As a result, we have been reviewing the finding and deliberating our course of action. While this is a difficult decision, it is the right decision. And it is a decision that lives up to the core values of the University of Arizona.
He’s done a great job, Brady said. You go in there and get the opportunity to play and win games, that is what we are all here for. It was good to see and good for them to beat Jacksonville, that really helped us. I am really happy for Jimmy and he’s worked really hard. It shows up when he goes out there and plays really well.
The team made the announcement Monday morning. Lions general manager Bob Quinn praised Caldwell during his season-ending news conference, but said his goal is winning championships, and he felt Detroit needed a change in leadership, a new voice.
There’s not one thing, Quinn said Monday afternoon. Just when you look at our record over the last couple years since I’ve been here, we didn’t beat the really good teams. Our record was above average — 9-7 the last two years — but our record against the better teams in the league have not been that good.